RFP - Knowledge Transfer on the Application of Waste to Energy Technologies

Date of Publication: 
3 August 2021
Application Deadline: 
27 August 2021
Cowater International
Brief Description: 

Knowledge Transfer on the Application of Waste to Energy Technologies

The below description is a summary of the RFP - to access the complete document please formulate your request at info@c-tif.ca or access the full RFP via the following link : Service Providers - Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development (C-TIF) 
Introduction to CTIF
The Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development is a seven-year, CAD $11.6 million demand-driven program aligned with Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) to support sustainable trade and investment-related policy reforms and economic development initiatives that promote women's empowerment and inclusive growth and have a high potential to reduce poverty in ODA-eligible developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. CTIF provides technical assistance based on the needs identified by potential beneficiaries and according to an assessment process jointly administered by the CTIF team and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Technical assistance is provided by independent suppliers that specialize in the specific services being requested by the beneficiary. Cowater International (www.cowater.com) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (www.ipac.ca) jointly implement CTIF on behalf of the Government of Canada.
Assignment Overview
Beneficiary Organizations:
Malaysia: Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM); Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change; Ministry of Housing and Local Government; Kota Samarahan; selected community leaders (e.g. Ketua Kaum)
Lao PDR: National University of Lao; Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministry of Public Works and Transport; National University of Laos; Vientiane City; selected community leaders (e.g. Nai Ban).
Indonesia: Universitas Riau Kepulauan; Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources; Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing; Batam City; selected community leaders (e.g. Ketua RW).
Anticipated duration:
     12 months
Anticipated start date:
     September 2021

Location of assignment
Consultant’s Home Office (remote TA); Bandung, Indonesia; Kajang, Malaysia (tentative locations for the site visits, local consultants only, if applicable)
Summary of assignment
The Consultant will provide technical assistance to selected government and non-governmental beneficiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Lao PDR to facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices related to the effective and contextually appropriate application of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies.
Approaches to be explored will include but not be limited to the Life Cycle Assessment method. The mandate will also consider current solid waste recycling and reuse programs / strategies and local waste disposal capacity and propose technologies that will potentially suit local needs and contexts.
Technical assistance will be delivered through workshops, focus groups, and virtual or in-person site visits involving three participating universities, national and local government officials, and civil society representatives from three cities or districts: Kota Samarahan, Malaysia; Xaythany District, Vientiane, Lao PDR; and Batam City, Indonesia.
This mandate was initiated by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), a public university that has conducted research on renewable energy, solid waste management (SWM), and WTE. The UTHM will be the lead coordinating beneficiary for this initiative.
Terms of Reference
see information on the CTIF website (www.c-tif.ca) Service Providers - Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development (C-TIF)
Maximum budget, excluding HST
CAD $250,000
Consultant Profile / Expertise Required 
The Consultant best suited to delivering this CTIF mandate will offer a team of experts who together possess the following profiles, experience and/or capabilities. Other team members or capabilities may also be proposed by the Consultant in addition to those provided below.

  • An international Team Leader with a minimum of 10 years of experience and expertise in the Waste-to-Energy sector, and with proven experience leading teams of experts for the delivery of projects of similar scale in a comparable context.
  • A regional SWM Specialist with a minimum of 10 years in the sector, including practical experience with WTE technologies, and documented experience developing and delivering training courses to public and/or private sector stakeholders in similar contexts.
  • A Project Coordinator based in the region with experience in managing or coordinating technical assistance activities involving multiple types of stakeholders across multiple ASEAN countries.
  • Capability to develop clear and engaging reports and knowledge sharing tools and products in English such as PowerPoint decks, infographics.
  • Corporate experience developing and conducting remote training interventions using a variety of effective and engaging tools and techniques including but not limited to modern information and communications technologies.
  • Corporate experience delivering TA through donor-funded projects in one or more ASEAN countries.
  • Experience in the provision of technical assistance on gender equality and social inclusion and/or environmental sustainability will be considered an asset.

With more than 35 years' experience, Cowater International is Canada's global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, Pretoria, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
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Malaysia, Indonesia and Lao PDR