Kick off stakeholder engagement workshop
REA engaged with developers in a workshop. The workshop communicated:
- The procurement process
- Evaluation process
- From this engagement developers could ascertain whether they were eligible before they started to put together a response to the expression of interest.
Before the bidding window is launched, REA hosted a workshop with prospective developers to discuss: i) the expectations; ii) the process; iii) the timeline; iv) the evaluation criteria; v) the due diligence process; vi) the terms of the agreement with the regulator; and vii) the type of subsidy made available and the threshold. From this engagement developers can ascertain whether they are eligible before they start working on an expression of interest. This step is essential to communicate with prospective developers and help them understand the calibre of developers needed to deliver energy access.