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Call for Applications: Consultancy for Developing Slogans, Designing and Printing of IEC materials


Energising Development (EnDev) is a strategic partnership of likeminded donors and partners to support access to modern energy in more than 20 countries around the globe. The driving force behind EnDev is the partnership of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland; donors who are committed to accelerating energy access and socio-economic development.

In Uganda, EnDev is part of the GIZ Energy and Climate Programme and cooperates closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to enable access to modern energy products to enterprises and social institutions including health centres and schools as well as to households in refugee settlements and hosting districts.

Currently, Uganda hosts more than 1.5 million refugees, mostly from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda, and Somalia. Uganda is one of the top refugee hosting countries worldwide. Refugees live mostly in settlements along with rural host communities across 13 districts which are among the poorest and least developed in the country.  Despite efforts from EnDev as well as related projects such as the GIZ Energy Solutions for Displacement Setting (ESDS) (through several supply and demand side interventions) and various other humanitarian and development partners, significant barriers to access to modern energy products and services remain. One of which is the huge affordability gap for solar PV and clean cooking technologies at the household level that is majorly hindering access for more constrained communities such as refugee communities, their host districts, and other vulnerable rural communities.

To address this issue, EnDev, with funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS), is implementing the Demand Side Results Based Financing (RBF) Project. The project aims to reach 23,000 households with solar PV technologies, 185,000 households with improved cookstoves, and 5,000 households with higher-tier cookstove technologies. The target households are refugees in Adjumani, Bidibidi, Imvepi, Kiryandongo, Lobule, Palabek, Palorinya, Rhino Camp refugee settlements and their host districts, including low-income communities of Amuru, Maracha, Nebbi, Nwoya, Moyo, Pakwach and Zombo districts. This will be achieved through a partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), which, in coordination with EnDev, has selected participating companies to distribute and sell these products in the highlighted districts at discounted prices based on contractually predefined incentive structures. To ensure that only targeted households are considered under the project, the Kobo Toolbox is utilized to perform eligibility checks for each company sale.

With the objective of increasing awareness, the project is seeking the services of a qualified person or organization to undertake the activity of designing and printing of project information, education, and communication (IEC) materials. The task will entail close collaboration with the contracted private sector companies through the project fund manager Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU).

Eligibility Criteria

Qualified and experienced companies as outlined in the ToR that are duly registered and operating in Uganda are encouraged to apply.

The following information and documents will be required during evaluation on pass/fail basis and non-compliant bids will be eliminated.

  • Registered powers of attorney authorizing signatory/representative of the firm to sign bids/tenders on behalf of the firm.
  • Current and valid Income Tax Clearance Certificate addressed to GIZ
  • Valid Trading License
  • Bid validity period of 120 working days.
  • Other requirements are provided in the eligibility assessment grid

Experience required

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Key Staff required for the assignment

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Request for Bidding / Tendering Documents and detailed terms of reference

Interested and eligible bidders shall obtain detailed bidding / tendering documents in soft copy form only. Kindly submit your request for bidding/ tender documents by email to starting from the first date of publication of this tender by indicating in the subject tender reference number: 83467432-Developing Slogans, Designing and Printing of IEC materials under (DS RBF) project.

Bids / Offers Submission Deadline date and time.

Interested bidders should submit their bids/offers electronically by 10th Wednesday, July 2024 at 4:00pm (EAT) to indicating in the subject the tender reference number: 83467432-Developing Slogans, Designing and Printing of IEC materials under (DS RBF) project.

  1. Failure to indicate the tender reference number in the subject may disqualify your offer directly as it may fail to be received in the tender box.
  2. Late submissions will not be accepted!
  3. Bids submitted with GIZ staff or other GIZ emails in copy shall be rejected.
  4. Only bids submitted to are acceptable.
  5. You should have offers in PDF and zip folders. Do not encrypt offers since they may be incompatible with GIZ software.
  6. Two separate emails should be used one submitting technical proposal offer and second email submitting Financial Proposal Offer.
  7. Only filetransfer  for submission of documents exceeding the default mail size of 30 MB should be used or use two separate emails one submitting the eligibility documents with the technical proposal/offer and second email submitting Financial Proposal/Offer. Please provide password for your submission before the deadline and reference the tender number for which the password applies.  Failure to provide the password will lead to automatic disqualification of your offer.
  8. Financial offer should strictly be in Uganda shillings currency using the Bid sheet template provided.
  9. Failure to follow the above instruction may lead your offer to be encrypted and rejected.

GIZ remains with full rights to cancel this process at any stage without informing providers and at no cost refund to the providers who participate in this tender process.