Tender Notice - Conduct energy audit at 10 textile wet processing factories

Posted on 07 January 2022

Tender Ref. PR-HAN-FY22/0025
Background

Domestic fabric production and finishing is now considered in great demand for growth in the context of Viet Nam’s goals to boost its larger value added earnings from textile trade in the CPTPP and EVFTA, where the rule of tariffs removal is commonly applied for ‘yarn forward’ or ‘fabric forward’ sourcing internally in those FTAs’ territories. At the same time, weaving and dyeing facilities are confronting scarcer and more expensive resources to reach their full production capacity. Water, energy is taking higher proportion of operational cost, while the cost for effluent of all kinds of wastes (wastewater, solid waste and gas emission) are peaking to comply with environmental regulations. Overexploitation of water, combing with drought and salt intrusion as the consequence of climate change have caused massive degradation in the quantity and quality of water aquifers. To its turn, water stress affects the energy production, as both hydro and thermal power plants heavily depend on water source. This time is more than ever when the business sustainability solutions is placing around the water and energy efficiency, renewable energy, and boosting resources’ circularity.

Following the theory of change, behavioral change starts with change of knowledge and awareness for relevant stakeholders. As a science-based organization, WWF conducts a variety of researches to provide evidences of risk implications as well as practical solutions for stakeholders to address those risks. We aim to organize training seminar to transfer the knowledge to relevant parties. The engagement activities continue to ensure all relevant parties are required to engage and push the transformation process of the Textile sector becoming cleaner and environmental friendly, helping Viet Nam Textile sector gaining brand “Sustainably made in Viet Nam” instead of currently “Made in Việt Nam” one.

In the green transformation journey, it is commonly observed textile wet processing facilities that Energy Efficiency (EE) practices are more advanced compared to Water Efficiency (WE). With abundant technical expertise, tools and government legal guidance, factories’ improvement on EE are smooth and well progressed. Meanwhile, the WE drive and movement is far behind. Therefore, the WWF water stewardship program in the textile sector is expected to enrich the WE landscape with practical technical knowledge and onsite experiment, develop business case of WE practices and facilitate the wider upscaling of these practices. The water stewardship journey at one textile-dyeing facility starts with a baseline water audit which is to find out ineffective use of resources in the main production process or in auxiliary system.
 
How to apply

Detailed Term of Reference is attached.

All proposals must clearly indicate the tender reference: “Ref. PR-HAN-FY22/0025 - conduct energy audit at 10 textile wet processing factories” and send via email:  nga.hoangthanh@wwf.org.vn, cc: procurement@wwf.org.vn

The deadline for proposal submission is at 11:00AM, 17th January 2022.

Late bids will be declared invalid.
 
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