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Call for Applications: Consultancy Services for Solar Systems in Uganda

EnDev Uganda is looking for consultancy services for the sale, distribution and after-sales service for solar systems in schools. The application window is open until 2nd August 2022.

In Uganda, EnDev collaborates with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in providing support to solar distributors to facilitate access to modern energy services for households, social institutions, and small and medium enterprises.


EnDev Uganda is looking for able partners for the performance- and market-based distribution of solar systems for phone charging and lighting school classrooms as cost-efficient solution for learning and studying after nightfall, as well as for lighting of dormitories, staff houses and for security purposes. Furthermore, awareness among teachers, students and parents about the benefits of solar systems shall be increased.

Eligibility criteria

Qualified and experienced solar systems’ distributors that are duly registered and operating in Uganda are encouraged to apply. Interested companies can also apply as a consortium with one company acting as a lead agency.

Eligibility documents required (eligibility assessment grid to be part of tendering documents) and assessment will be done on pass/fail basis. Non-compliant bids will be eliminated.

  • Certificate of incorporation/ Registration
  • Valid trading license
  • Power of attorney authorising signatory to the bids/ offers submitted to sign on behalf of the firm
  • Copy of Tax Registration certificate
  • Valid copy of income tax clearance certificate addressed to GIZ
  • Bid validity period of 120 working days.

Experience required

Applicants should have physical and operational experience in the sale and distribution of solar systems to schools in Uganda of at least two (2) years.

Key Staff required for the assignment

Applicants should have an experienced and competent team for project implementation, with the team/ technical lead having a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sale and
distribution of solar systems for schools, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience for the other team members/ pool of experts.

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 date of publishing by indicating: 83413136- Sales, Distribution and After sales services for Solar Systems for Schools.

Request for clarifications on bidding documents/Terms of reference/terms and condition of the tender.

All requests for clarifications to this tendering process shall be in writing and should be addressed to GIZ Uganda via email to Requests for
clarification should be received no later than: Five (05) days before submission deadline.

Bids/ Offers Submission Deadline date and time

Interested bidders should submit their bids/offers electronically by Tuesday 2nd August 2022, 4.00pm (EAT) to indicating: 83413136- Sales, Distribution and After sales services for Solar Systems for Schools.

Late submissions will not be accepted!

Two separate emails should be used one submitting technical proposal/offer and second email submitting Financial Proposal/Offer. You should have offers in PDF and zip folders.
GIZ only accepts File Transfer for submission of documents exceeding the default mail size of 30MBs. Use of We Transfer, Google drive etc will not be accepted.

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.