Advisory/Announcements

DOE to conduct the 2nd Round of Competitive Selection Process for Microgrid Service Provider

Date Posted: July 14, 2024

In its continuing commitment to enhance the quality of life in the remaining unserved and underserved areas in the country, the Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce the conduct of the 2nd round of Competitive Selection Process (CSP) for Microgrid System Provider (MGSP) for the electrification of forty-one (41) lots composed initially of seventy-five (75) identified unserved and underserved areas of the country.

The 75 identified areas covering a total of 12,212 households, were part of the 98 identified areas clustered into 49 lots previously offered during the 1st round of the MGSP-CSP in November 2023. These areas are viable for MGSP given their higher demand, and most of the households are not widely dispersed.

The 2nd round of MGSP-CSP will follow a streamlined and transparent process that will allow MGSP proponents to survey the areas and prepare their proposal according to the following schedule:

Activity Timeline
Call for Interested Bidders 1st week of August 2024
Submission of Expression of Interest and Pre-qualification 4th week of August 2024
Submission and Opening of Technical and Financial Bid Proposals 4th week of September 2024
Issuance of Notice of Award 1st week of December 2024

Republic Act (RA) No. 11646, or the Microgrid Systems Act of 2022, mandates the conduct of a CSP before an MGSP can serve off-grid areas. It likewise provides a 90-day timeline to complete the conduct of CSP from the pre-qualification until the submission of the awarded contract to the Energy Regulatory Commission.

The 2023-2032 National Total Electrification Roadmap (NTER) has identified 407 areas, of which 285 are unserved comprising of 20,103 households while 122 are underserved with a total of around 20,207 households. These far-flung or remote areas have the presence of economic activities that require the much-needed electricity services.

During the 1st round of the MGSP-CSP, eight (8) lots in the Provinces of Cebu, Quezon, and Palawan were awarded to the Maharlika Consortium composed of Maharlika Clean Power Holdings, Corp., Singapore-based CleanGrid Partners Pre Ltd., and WEnergy Global Pte Ltd.

The Consortium as the 1st winning MGSP, will provide 24/7 electricity services to said areas through a hybrid microgrid system composed of solar photovoltaic, energy storage system, and diesel genset. ###

 

MGSP SBAC BID BULLETIN 2023-02

Date Posted: December 7, 2023
Attention: ALL PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS OF MICROGRID SYSTEM PROVIDER (MGSP) - COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS (CSP)
 
This Bid Bulletin is issued to update all Pre-qualified Bidders on the clarified and amended provisions on the Instructions to Bidders and Terms of Reference in response to the questions submitted in writing and raised during the Pre-Bid Conference held on 01 December 2023 for the CSP FOR MGSP PROVIDERS IN FORTY-NINE (49) DOE-DECLARED UNSERVED AND UNDERSERVED AREAS.
 
The schedule for the submission and opening of bids shall proceed as follows:
ACTIVITY
DATE AND TIME
VENUE
Deadline of Submission of Complete Proposal and Opening of Bids 
27 December 2023 (Wednesday)
 ON OR BEFORE 9:00 AM 
DOE - Records Management Division (RMD), Annex Lobby, DOE Main Building
 
Another Bid Bulletin on the Technical Issues of Terms of Reference and Template Microgrid Service Contract will be issued no later than 20 December 2023.
 
FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE.
 

MGSP SBAC Bid Bulletin 2023-01

Date Posted: November 24, 2023

This Bid Bulletin is issued pursuant to Sections 13.2 and 15.6.2 of the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act No. 11646 to amend the schedule of Pre-Bid Conferences of the biddings related to MSGP. This shall form part of the Bidding Documents.

Activity

Reference

Amendment

MGSP CSP Pre-bid Conference for Pre-Qualified Bidders

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Set-up:

29 November 2023

09:00 AM

DOE - AVR,

DOE Main Office

Hybrid

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Set-up:

01 December 2023

01:00 PM

DOE – AVR,

DOE Main Office

Hybrid

MGSP USP Pre-bid Conference

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Set-up:

29 November 2023

09:00 AM

DOE - AVR,

DOE Main Office

Hybrid

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Set-up:

01 December 2023

03:00 PM

DOE - AVR,

DOE Main Office

Hybrid

Please be reminded that all MGSP CSP Pre-Qualified Bidders and MGSP USP Interested Bidders are required to submit the following information through the MGSP email address mgsp@doe.gov.ph not later than 30 November 2023:

  1. Complete Name:
  2. Company Name:
  3. Company Address:
  4. Active email address (named to the registered participant):
  5. Contact details:

FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ps7JWLZQidchfietkOuNr-_-9wRunl91/view?u...

MGSP-SBAC ADVISORY 2O23-01

Date Posted: November 21, 2023

To: ALL PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS OF MICROGRID SYSTEM PROVIDER (MGSP) - COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS (CSP)

Subject: FINAL LIST OF PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS

Pursuant to the Invitation to Bid relative to the conduct of the MGSP CSP,  the DOE through the MGSP Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) on 17 November 2023, conducted the pre-qualification of MGSP Proponents who submitted their Expression of Interests (EOIs) to participate  in the CSP for the electrification of the DOE ninety-eight (98) declared unserved and underserved areas of the country, which was clustered into forty-nine (49) lots.

After the careful evaluation and deliberation of the SBAC, the DOE announces a total of nine (9) MGSP Proponents follows, were considered as PRE-QUALIFIED to bid for the MGSP CSP for being able to submit complete eligibility requirement, namely:

  1. DMCI Power Corporation
  2. Smart Power Solutions Corporations
  3. Alternative Power Resource Holdings Inc.
  4. MSpectrum, Inc.
  5. Maharlika Clean Power Holdings Corporation
  6. Powersource OEG Services, Inc.
  7. One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc.
  8. FP Island Energy Corporation
  9. Vivant Energy Corporation

The Pre-bid conference (Hybrid Set-up) for the Pre-Qualified Bidders is scheduled for 29 November 2023 at 9:00 AM at DOE – AVR, DOE Main Office. The Pre-qualified Bidders are required to submit the following information through the MGSP email address mgsp@doe.gov.ph not later than 28 November 2023:

  1. Complete Name;
  2. Company Name;
  3. Company Address;
  4. Active email address (named to the registered participant):
  5. Contact details

The DOE looks forward to working closely with the Pre-qualified Bidders in the next phase of the MGSP-CSP, as together, we embark on a journey toward a more resilient, sustainable, and interconnected energy future. 

Invitation To Bid and Terms of Reference Relative to the Conduct of Microgrid System Provider Competitive Selection Process for Barangay Panlaitan, Busuanga and Barangay Bulalacao, Coron in the Province of Palawan

Date Posted: November 6, 2023

 

Pursuant to Section 15 Nomination of Areas by MGSP Proponents of the Microgrid Systems Act Implementing Rules and Regulations (MGSA-IRR), a Consortium of Maharlika Clean Power Holding Inc. ("MCPHC"), CleanGrid Partners Pte Ltd ("CGP") and WEnergy Global Pte Ltd ("WEG") — hereinafter called the "Maharlika Consortium" - have jointly submitted an "Unsolicited Proposal" ("USP") to the DOE to serve as a Microgrid Service Provider ("MGSP") and undertake the design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance with billing and collection of a hybrid Solar PV/Diesel Generator Power Plant with a battery storage system and a smart transmission and distribution network to provide electric services to the underserved areas in Barangay Panlaitan in the Municipality of Busuanga and Barangay Bulalacao in the Municipality of Coron in the Province of Palawan. 

In accordance with Section 15.6 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations, the MGSP SBAC hereby declares the Swiss Challenge for USP. Interested parties including private entities, local government units, cooperatives, and non-government organizations are invited to submit a comparative proposal against to Original Proposal by Maharlika Consortium to MGSP SBAC, within forty-two (42) calendar days from its publication and posting at the DOE Website. Submission shall be accepted until 18 December 2023, nine (9) o'clock in the morning. Comparative Proposal submitted after the deadline shall no longer be accepted.

Below is the link for ITB and TOR Documents. Thank you. 

Access for ITB and TOR Documents

 

MGSP Team

MGSP Proponent Dashboard

Date Posted: November 3, 2023

The MGSP Proponent Dashboard Page is a data collection vision by the Department of Energy. The MGSP Proponent database contains a comprehensive listing of the unserved and underserved areas throughout the country.

“CSP refers to the procedure wherein an entity is awarded the contract to provide integrated power generation and distribution services to an unserved or underserved area through a transparent and competitive procedure, such as but not limited to, an auction, unsolicited proposal, or Swiss Challenge, taking into consideration the requirements of the Act and other applicable laws;”

MGSP Proponent Dashboard

 

Invitation to Bid for Regular Microgrid System Provider Competitive Selection Process

Date Posted: November 1, 2023

Invitation to Bid for Regular Microgrid System Provider Competitive Selection Process

Pursuant to Republic Act 11646otherwise known as, “An Act Promoting The Use Of Microgrid Systems To Accelerate The Total Electrification Of Unserved And Underserved Areas Nationwide” and the Department of Energy (DOE) Circular Number DC2022-05-0017 entitled “Rules and Regulations to Implement Republic Act 11646”, the DOE hereby invites interested and qualified parties to participate in the conduct of Competitive Selection Process (CSP) for the Microgrid Systems Provider (MGSP) in the areas identified in Annex A of this Invitation to Bid (ITB).

We are pleased to provide you with access to important documents related to our upcoming activities. Please click on the link below to access the Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Terms of Reference (TOR):

Access ITB and TOR Documents

Additionally, we have made it even more convenient for you to access these documents. Attached herewith is a QR code that provides direct access to the ITB and TOR folder. Simply scan the QR code with your smartphone or compatible device to effortlessly access the aforementioned documents.

Furthermore, included in our attachments is the "Instruction for Payment for Client/Prospective Bidders," designed to assist with the Collection Monitoring System (COMS).

Thank you for your cooperation.

Microgrid System Provider Team