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Consultancy Services for the Independent Verification of Solar Products tendering job at GIZ

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About the Organisation (Buyer)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, often simply shortened to GIZ, is the main German development agency. It is headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn and provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work.

Subject of Procurement

Consultancy Services for the Independent Verification of Solar Products tendering job at GIZ

Tender Details


  • Consultancy Services for the Independent Verification of Solar Products sold under the Demand Side Results Based Financing Project for the Refugee settlements and Hosting Districts in Northern Uganda and Kiryandongo.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a German government owned agency, that implements technical cooperation measures, primarily commissioned by German Minis- try of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In Uganda, GIZ Implements joint programmes based on bilateral negotiations between the Ugandan and German governments, that are fo- cused on priority areas, regarding renewable energy, and energy efficiency, rural development, and food security as well as water and sanitation. The different programmes work with a range of partners, among them private companies, that implement activities and achieve project targets on behalf of GIZ Uganda. Independent verification of partner results is needed to ensure that the agreed work has been completed and that the project targets have been achieved.

  • This consultancy's terms of reference describe the requested ver- ification services for Energising Development (EnDev). EnDev Is a global multi-donor partnership Implemented by Deutsche Ge- sellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) that facilitates access to modern energy services in 20 countries worldwide. The programme is currently funded by Germany, the Netherlands, Nor- way, and Switzerland.

  • In Uganda, EnDev, as part of the GIZ Energy and Climate Pro- gramme, cooperates closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), United Nations High Commissioner for Ref- ugees (UNHCR) as well as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Currently, Uganda hosts more than 1.5 millon refugees, mostly from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bu- rundi, Rwanda, and Somalla. Uganda is one of the top refugee host- Ing 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) and various other humanitarian

  • TENDER REFERENCE NO: 83455707 Name of Project: Energising Development (EnDev)

  • and development partners (through several supply side interven- tions), 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.

The following Information and documents will be required during evaluation on pass/fall basis and non-compliant bids will be elim- Inated.

  • Registered powers of attorney authorizing signatory/rep- resentative of the firm to sign bida/tenders on behalf of the firm.

  • Current and valid Income Tax Clearance Certificate ad- dressed to GIZ

  • Valid Trading License

  • Bid validity period of 120 working days. Experience Required.

  • See terms of reference

  • See terms of reference

  • To address this issue, EnDev with funding from the Netherlands Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) will Im- plement a project with the title "Bridging the Affordability Gap for End-Users through Demand Side Interventions". One of the de- fined targets of the project is to reach 20,000 refugee and host community households with high quality solar PV solutions in Ad-Key Staff required for the assignment. Jumani, 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 part- nership with private sector players that will distribute these prod- ucts in the highlighted districts and discount the products based on EnDev's predefined incentive structure. For each (verified) sale that the partnering companies undertake the Fund Manager will pay the equivalent of the discount to the respective participating company.

  • that is flexible, qualified, capable, and experienced, for the role of EnDev Uganda is therefore seeking to contract a consultancy firm Independent Verification Agent (IVA) for solar PV solutions.

  • The potential IVA will conduct the verification of solar PV claims re- ported by participating private sector companies under the project.


  • Qualified and experienced companies that are duly registered and operating in Uganda are encouraged to apply. Interested compa- nies can also apply as a consortium with one company acting as a lead agency.

Request for Bidding/Tendering Documents and detalled terme of reference.

  • Interested and eligible bidders shall obtain detalled bidding/tender- ing documents in soft copy form only. Kindly submit your request for bidding/ tender documents by email to Procurement-giz-ugan- starting from the first date of publication of this tender up to midday 22nd December 2023 by Indicating in the subject tender reference number: 83455707-independent Verification Financing Project. of Solar Products sold under the Demand Side Results Based

  • Request for clarifications on bidding documents/specifica- tions/terms and conditions of the tender.

  • All requests for clarifications to this tendering process shall be shared in writing and should be addressed to GIZ Uganda via email up to midday 22 Decem- ber 2023. Please indicate in the subject tender reference number: 83455707-Independent Verification of Solar Products sold un- der the Demand Side RBF.

Bids/ Offers Submission Deadline date and time.

  • Interested bidders should submit their bids/offers electronically by Thursday, 11 January 2024 at 4.00 pm (EAT) to UG Quota- indicating in the subject the tender reference number: 83455707-Independent Verification of Solar Products sold un- der the Demand Side REFP.

  • Fallure to indicate the tender reference number in the subject may disqualify your offer directly as it may fall to be received In the tender box.

  • Late submissions will not be accepted!

  • Bide submitted with GIZ staff or other GIZ emails in copy shall be rejected.

  • Only bids submitted to are accept-

  • You should have offers In PDF and zip folders.

  • Two separate emalle should be used one submitting tech- nical proposal offer and second emall submitting Financial Proposal Offer.

  • Only filetransfer for submission of documents exceeding the default mall size of 30 MB should be used or use two separate emails one submitting the eligibility documents with the technical proposal/offer and the second email submitting Financial Proposal/Offer. Please provide password for your submission Immediately and reference the tender number for which the password applies.

  • 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 with- out informing providers and at no cost refund to the providers who participate in this tender process.

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