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Turkey - Smart Grid Upgrades to the Teias Electricity Transmission Network Feasibility Study

Solicitation Number: 2013-21005A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Mar 13, 2013 4:51 pm
POC: Anthony O'Tapi, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009

Proposal Submission Place:

Mr. Kemal Yildir
Chairman Of The Board And General Manager
Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (Teiaş)
Nasuh Akar Mh. Türk Ocaği Cd.
No: 12 06490 Bahçelievler
Ankara, Turkey

The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study (Study) for smart grid upgrades to the electricity transmission network of Turkey.

Turkey is facing a rapidly rising demand in the midst of its bustling economic growth. The Turkish government is consequently making a concentrated effort to explore alternative sources of energy, such as wind, hydro and geothermal power as a way of meeting this shortfall. In order to function effectively, these new sources of energy require a modernized electric grid system, and the Government of Turkey has placed a high priority on making rapid changes to its transmission and distribution companies to increase its power load and reduce losses.

Improved control systems, automation and other smart grid techniques can significantly facilitate integration of large amount of renewable power resources such as wind, hydro and geothermal power plants as well as other new power plants to the electricity transmission network in order to cope with rapidly rising demand and improve operational performance , reliability and efficiency. This Study will assist TEIAŞ in using advanced smart grid applications that are designed to increase efficiency and accommodate the plentiful wind, solar and other renewable energy sources increasingly available in Turkey and improve operational performance and reliability of the transmission system in Turkey and interconnections with the other systems such as ENTSO-E Continental Europe Synchronous Area (CESA) network. The Study will allow TEIAŞ to incorporate ICT tools in their control centers, transmission networks, substations and all of the interactions among these parts. These changes would significantly reduce the risk of power shortages hindering Turkey's economic development. TEIAS also expects that this project shall facilitate transfer of knowledge and and experience to TEIAS related staff in the field of smart grid applications in the electric power system.

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background definitional mission/desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 4:00 PM, LOCAL TIME, on APRIL 30, 2013, at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
Anthony O'Tapi
Phone: 703-875-4357