SNV, in close collaboration with its consortium partners Wageningen University & Research, CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security program (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabo Partnership, as well as value chain partners in several targeted food production and supply sectors – will promote climate smart agriculture (CSA) as a way to transform and reorient agricultural systems to the new realities of climate change. Using an inclusive business development approach for CSA, the project focuses on arable farming systems in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT) project is contributing to improved food security by working towards climate resilient farming systems which increase productivity under changing climatic circumstances, while reducing food waste and losses throughout the supply chain. The project is designed for SMEs and Cooperatives in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania that are active in the targeted agricultural value chains.
The project is hinged on three key pillars of climate smart agriculture:
The Climate Innovation and Investment Facility (CIIF) is a fund that is used by the CRAFT project to identify and support inclusive climate smart innovative business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for the low-income population. These ventures have specific focus on small holder farmers (including women and youth) in the climate smart agriculture food production and supply improvements.
CRAFT recognizes the utilization of energy in different forms across agricultural value chains for irrigation, cooling, drying, and milling among others, and is considered a key driver influencing agricultural production, post-harvest handling, processing, and distribution/transportation. Energy related costs often represent one of the highest agribusiness operating costs, attributed especially by inefficient energy utilization and limited adoption of affordable cleaner alternatives across the agricultural value chain. To be competitive and adapt to the risks associated with climate change, future agricultural/food systems must be accompanied by better, cleaner, and more sustainable energy processes. Increasing the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in prioritized value chains with focus on the business cases, is therefore an important element in CRAFT enabling agribusiness productivity and business improvement.
The purpose of the consultancy is to undertake a detailed energy audit of the selected SME/facility (3 companies, 2 based in Dodoma and 1 in Kibaigwa) towards identifying potential energy management opportunities (renewable energy and energy efficiency).
The Specific Objectives Shall Include
A standard energy audit methodology shall be adopted from energy audit planning to closure. We propose that the energy audit be undertaken according to the ISO 50001 EnMS: Energy Management System in line with ISO 50002:2014 Energy Audits-Requirements with guidance for use methodology.
The specific tasks in the energy auditing assignment shall include the following:
The consultancy is expected to take 25 days with the key deliverables as indicated below.
The energy audit report will follow the template as shared by SNV prior to the assignment
Time schedule and reporting
The Assignment is expected to take 25 days working days. The consultant shall report to the CRAFT Project Country Manager supported by the Senior Advisor Energy and Agriculture.
The Consultant is expected to ensure compliance with the general occupational health and safety guidelines and other ethical considerations that may be specific to the agribusiness facility in undertaking this assignment.
Qualification of Energy Auditors
The energy audit shall be executed at least by two experts in electrical and thermal systems respectively with the following desired qualifications and competencies. In addition to the experts, it is also desirable to have a measurement technician as part of the team.
, Competencies And Experience
Electrical systems engineer
Thermal energy systems engineer
Technician Competencies (If part of team)
Document For Submission
Interested energy audit firms are required to submit the following:
Applicants must prove that they have enough experience in assignments comparable with the work they are bidding for in terms of scope and complexity. Applicants must prove this experience using only and exactly three references for work they have done in the last 1 year.
In undertaking this assignment, the consultant is expected to ensure availability and demonstrate correct use of electrical and thermal energy auditing equipment and tools but not limited to: Power quality analyzer (PQA); Clamp meter; Combustion analyzer (Flue gas analyzer); Thermographic camera; Infrared thermometer; Lux meter; Tachometer and Moisture meter.
Failure to provide the document above will result in immediate elimination of the bidding process.
How To Apply
Qualified audit firms who are interested in this opportunity are invited to apply by submitting electronic copies of the above required documents by the 25th of May 2021, COB to: Tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org