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Title: RFP for the provision of market survey on affordable rural biomass household heating solutions.

Reg. no.:RfP11/00401

Launch date: 22 July 2011, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)

Deadline: 05 August 2011, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)

Procurement method: Request for Proposal

Category: Consulting services

The Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, a 4 year 14.56 million EUR project, funded by the European Union and UNDP and implemented by UNDP aims to contribute to a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production in the Republic of Moldova through targeted support to the most viable and readily available local source of renewable energy, namely biomass from agricultural wastes.


The project purpose is to increase the use of renewable energy technology significantly through fuel switching and energy efficiency. It primarily focuses on improving heating comfort levels in rural public sector buildings including schools and community centers by using readily available waste straw supplied from local agricultural enterprises. The project will also stimulate local markets for improved household heating; industrial cogeneration, and biomass-based briquetting, as well as raise local capacity in the biomass sector, and promote the benefits of biomass energy and the project.

The general objective of the requested consultancy services is to conduct, within the framework of the “Moldova Energy and Biomass” Project, an in-depth survey of current systems in use and an analysis of biomass based energy efficient domestic heating systems, available equipment domestically and internationally and the potential for application in Moldova. It is expected that technology solutions will be assessed and ranked based on its performance (efficiency and emissions), fuel requirements (multi-fuel), features (cooking, baking, heating, central heating and hot water), integration into Moldovan houses (installation costs and requirements) local market conditions (supply, maintenance, warranty).


To determine the suitable range of equipment subject to analysis the service provider is expected to develop equipment performance criteria, such as price, energy source, technical specifications, etc. based on the survey of equipment currently in use and consumer preferences and demand. Based on the developed criteria, the service provider will assess the potential of local producers and importers to supply, deliver and service quality efficient biomass heating stoves.


The final report “Biomass based affordable solutions in households heating systems” will provide valuable information regarding the feasible technologies that should be tested / applied. As a result, a number of 30 biomass based stoves/boilers will be procured, imported and installed by the project to test their efficiency and suitability to Moldovan conditions. After the performance evaluation and confirmation of their suitability, the project is aiming at piloting biomass based energy efficient solutions for household heating by creating an incentive scheme supporting the installation of at least 500 energy efficient domestic rural heating systems during the life cycle of the project.


The major role and importance of this market research/survey is to identify the best technical solutions in household heating versus beneficiaries’ needs, demand and constraints in installing new energy efficient stoves.


This market research will also lay the informational basis for potential/suitable technologies of biomass based heating solutions to be used in Moldovan households.


The offers comprising of technical proposal and price schedule/financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, marked with “RFP: market survey on affordable rural biomass household heating solutionsshould reach the UNDP office no later than 05 August 2011, 16:30, local time.

Offers can be submitted either in hard copy, or electronically. Offers received by fax will be rejected. Incomplete offers shall not be examined.

a) Documents/offers in hard copy need to be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:
UNDP Moldova
131, 31 August 1989 Street, MD-2012, Chisinau
Attention: Registry Office/Procurement

b) Offers sent electronically need to be addressed to the following e-mail address:


Offers shall be clearly marked with “RFP: market survey on affordable rural biomass household heating solutions

Mr. Mihail Maciuca.

Supporting documents:

Request for Proposals Adobe

Proposal Submission Form nad Price Schedule Microsoft



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