Development of State of the Art Power System Laboratory at CST.
The meeting on 2nd July discussed the various tests that re being performed related to power systems at Bhutan Power Coorporation, one of the biggest cooperate company in Bhutan, so that electrical engineering program of CST can align their course towards it. Over the years BPC has been employing almost 70 to 80% of the electrical engineering graduates of CST and CST wants to address the various skills gaps if there are any, especially in the technical, field. It was discussed that the syllabus content of EED at CST was robust, up to date and relevant to the need of the current market. However, there is a need for comprehensive practical’s in modules like Switch Gear and Protection, High Voltage Engineering and Power Systems there are very few practical’s although demonstrations are given to learners.
The meeting felt the need for CST to know the tests performed at BPC, therefore in order to understand the need of BPC in detail an industrial visit to Singhigoan GIS 220kV/66kV substation and Malbase AIS 400kV/220kV/66kV substation was decided to be made by faculty members of EED, CST, since all the tests set up was available at Malbase SS Pasakha, Bhutan. The date of the visit was decided as 11th July 2020.
An industrial field visit of 11th July 2020 planned with the aim to study the possibility of incorporating skills which the stakeholders are looking for in our graduates in the field of Power Systems, Control, Protection and High Voltage Engineering. The field visit also gave opportunity for faculty members to interact and gather feedback from the alumni of CST especially of electrical engineering programme. The alumnus was appreciative of the hard work and quality of CST graduates in the field and suggested the faculty members to maintain same rigour and standards.
The alumni suggested to have laboratory experiments for switch gear and protection and also high voltage systems to further strengthen the practical skills of electrical engineering graduates. The industrial visit and tests demonstration was very helpful for faculty members of CST to undrestand the requirements for the stakeholders and realign the course content especially the practicals with support from the eACCESS project.
The development of the tender documents were carried out in the next phase in accordance with the Procurement Rules and Regulations of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2019. After the preparation of the tender document, notice inviting tender will be floated in the print and other media platforms clearly specifying the process to complete the bid submission process and the dateline. Then the bid will be opened in presence of the bidders and its representative by tender opening committee. A tender committee will be instituted to oversee the overall tender processes. After the bid opening a separate bid evaluation committee will be formed with expertise in the field for which the purchase has been made. The bid will undergo evaluation process as per PRR2019 and present it to the tender committee for the award of the tender to the most suitable bidder. After the tender is awarded a suitable duration will be given to the bidder to supply the goods. When the goods have arrived, a verification team will be constituted to verify whether the supplied items are as per the tender award letter, following which if the goods are up to the standard the verification committee will submit the verification report to the tender committee. Then the bidder can claim the bid amount for the supplied goods.