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Call for Applications: Establishing supply and distribution of quality solar-powered water pumps for use by smallholder farmers in Kenya

Project Overview – Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers (SEFFA) Project

The project “Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers (SEFFA) in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda’’ will address the lack of access to sustainable, affordable, and renewable energy technologies for Productive Use of Energy (PUE) in the agricultural sector. Therefore, the project will promote the distribution and use of solar energy and services focused on irrigation, cooling, and drying, to increase production, improve processing. This will reduce post-harvest losses for the smallholder farming households and the related agri-businesses in the horticultural and dairy value chains. The project was initiated by EnDev and is co−financed by the IKEA Foundation.

In Kenya, SEFFA is structured into two components i.e. Market Development and Access to Consumer Finance. SNV is implementing the market development component which focuses on interventions for enhancing the distribution and uptake of productive use of energy (PUE) technologies such as Solar Water Pumping, Cooling and Drying among smallholder farmers and small and micro enterprises in dairy and horticultural value chains.

In this project, SNV will focus on the market development support to enhance the last mile distribution and uptake of the solar-powered pumps (SWP) for productive use by the smallholder farmers in Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Kirinyaga, Meru, and Muranga. Support to the SWPs distributors will include a Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism as the main facilitation mechanism, in addition to the need-based but optional Capacity Building, Awareness Creation, and Technical Assistance Support.

Request for proposals  

The SEFFA Project hereby invites eligible organizations to submit their applications expressing interest to enhance the last mile distribution and uptake of the solar-powered pumps for productive use by the smallholder farmers in Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Kirinyaga, Meru, and Muranga. Support to the SWPs distributors will include a Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism as the main facilitation mechanism, in addition to the need-based but optional Capacity Building, Awareness Creation, and Technical Assistance Support.

Applicants’ attention is drawn to the qualification requirements and the application process outlined in the Terms of Reference for this application window.

Application/Proposal

All proposals must be submitted in the prescribed format. An Application template  and a RBF Bid Matrix (Excel Sheet) have been provided as  attachments to this request for proposals.

All proposals and a cover letter expressing interest to participate in the project must be submitted on or before 31st December 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All proposals/applications should be submitted through email: snvendevkenya@snv.org

NB:

This call for Applications does not guarantee any applicant of selection. 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Documents

Terms of Refrence

Application Template

Bid Matrix