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The African Development Bank hereby invites consulting firms to indicate their interest for the implementation of specific activities under the Green Mini-Grids Market Development Programme (GMG MDP), Quality Assurance business line.

The Programme aims to remove or reduce market barriers at regional scale and strengthen the ecosystem for the emergence of a thriving GMG sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

The MDP is implemented through five business lines:

  • Market Intelligence;
  • Business Development Support;
  • Policy and Regulatory Support;
  • Quality Assurance and
  • Access to Finance.

This expression of interest refers to the fourth business line (Quality Assurance), which intends to adapt and introduce in selected countries the Isolated Community Power Quality Assurance Framework (QAF), developed under the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP (Lighting and Energy Access Partnership) initiative.

The GMG MDP Phase will work initially with relevant national institutions in one African country to adapt and implement the QAF.

AfDB tender information

The Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex of the AfDB invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services.

Interested eligible consulting firms or associations of firms shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to provide the services (documentation, references for similar services, experience in comparable assignments, availability of qualified staff, etc.).

The expressions of interest should follow the following format:

1) Details of the firm or consortium (including nationality of the firms and contact person) and including DACON registration number2 (max. 1 page);

2) Expression of Interest (max. 5 pages) detailing your strengths, expertise, approach and any information you believe relevant

3) Experience in similar Assignments (max. 5 pages)

4) CV of Key Staff members (max. 5 pages)

5) Any additional document you believe relevant.

It is suggested that the firms to keep the submission below 20 pages.

The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for the for the selection of Corporate Consultants.

The estimated duration of services is twelve (12) months and the estimated starting date is February 2018.

Firms should be registered in the AfDB DACON Consultant Database. New registration can be obtained at on a PC only through Internet Explorer.

Interested firms may obtain further information at the below e-mail address below during the Bank’s working hours: 8AM-5PM.


Expressions of interest must be received by e-mail to the below address no later than 21 December 2017 at 12pm local time (Abidjan) at the below indicated email address, with the subject line “SEforALL – GMG Quality Assurance”.

All submitting firms will receive a confirmation email the same day by COB.

If you do not receive a confirmation email your EOI might not have been received and you are invited to contact number provided.

Attn: Mr. Joao Cunha,

Manager, Energy Partnerships Department,

Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex, AfDB

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