ANERT Seeks Consultants to Develop Green Hydrogen Project Management Units

The last date to submit the bids is September 15, 2023


The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for the selection of consultants to set up a project management units for the proposed Kerala Green Hydrogen Mission.

The last date to submit the bids is September 15, 2023. Bids will be opened the following day.

The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to 3% of the contract value per annum as a performance security deposit.

The engagement will be initially valid for three years from the date of appointment, with an annual increment of consultancy charges not exceeding 5% after every year, based on the evaluation committee’s recommendation on the progress achieved during the previous year.

Kerala aims to achieve net zero by 2050 and become a 100% renewable energy state by 2040. Green hydrogen is expected to play a crucial role in decarbonization and achieving net zero, and to that end, the state has set up the Kerala Green Hydrogen Mission.

ANERT has been appointed as the nodal agency for green hydrogen initiatives in the state.

The proposed program management unit under the tender is expected to facilitate the functioning of the mission to achieve these objectives.

To be eligible, the applicant should have been in the government and management consultancy services business for the last ten years.

The bidder should have undertaken and completed at least one similar project in the areas mentioned under this tender.

Also, bidders should have experience in providing consultancy services for investment promotion and facilitation for state or central government or any public sector undertaking in the last five years.

Further, they should have experience of working with national-level ministries or agencies in India, such as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Petroleum, and Green Hydrogen Missions, on framing green hydrogen policies, standards, and program management support.

Additionally, they should have experience working with state governments in India to formulate state-level policies, mission documents, pilot projects, and develop green hydrogen clusters.

Bidders should have experience working in India’s green hydrogen sector in market and demand assessment, feasibility studies, and experience developing tools for assessing green hydrogen potential.

They should have experience of working with various state nodal agencies and power utilities in solar, wind, and energy storage domains in areas of policy formulation, bid process management, supply chain assessment, regulatory support, market assessment, and program management.

In February this year, Kerala allocated funds to a host of green initiatives in its 2023 Budget, which aims to do away with fossil-fuel dependence by 2040 and achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050. The Budget announced a road map for setting up green hydrogen hubs in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in the next two years, for which ₹2 billion (~$24.2 million) was allocated.

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