RFP: Technical Services in Laos

Published onJune 29, 2020

USAID Clean Power Asia is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program, implemented by Abt Associates, Inc. from its office in Bangkok, Thailand. The goal of USAID Clean Power Asia is to accelerate the regional transition to a high performing, low carbon power sector, and this goal is being accomplished through three outcomes: high renewable energy scenarios included in energy planning; an improved enabling policy, regulatory, and technical environment for renewable energy deployment; and increased investment in and deployment of grid-connected renewable energy projects. Abt Associates leads the implementation of the program, in collaboration with subcontractors and consultants.

Abt Associates Thailand is seeking qualified firms with personnel currently based in Laos to provide short-term, part-time technical services in Laos. These technical services, as described in the scope of work (SOW) in Attachment A, are required immediately and require an individual(s) with skill specialization to perform the activities indicated in the scope below. The firm and its assigned individual(s) is expected to carry out the work in Vientiane, Laos, under the supervision of the Bangkok-based RE Policy Expert, and the COP/DCOP or their designee, and in coordination with the Laos Country Coordinator and program staff in Bangkok. The individual assigned by the firm to perform these technical services must be eligible to work in Laos without sponsorship, and will not be paid allowances or relocation.

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by Abt Associates in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFP. Failure to adhere to instructions described in this RFP may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

Qualifications: The offeror must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in the areas delineated in the scope of work at the end of this document. The offeror must specify the proposed final price for all of the services outlined in the provided statement of work. The selected service provider must have excellent communication skills and methods, and be able to communicate clearly at every step of development of work under contract in providing information to the USAID Clean Power Asia team as well as requesting, understanding, and closely following guidance.

Please find additional details about the deliverables for this RFP in the attachment.

Closing date:July 17, 2020