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The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has received funding from the World Bank, for the preparation of a proposed Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project, in West Africa and in some Sahel countries.

ECREEE therefore, intends to use consulting services, for part of the proceeds.

The overall objective of this consultancy assignment is for the consultant to assist the selected entrepreneurs in refining their project documents related with stand-alone solar systems and to facilitate their interaction with the commercial banks and/or any other financial institutions for funding.

The consultancy firm is sought to deliver up to 19 project proposals by assisting the entrepreneurs in improving the project purpose, the assessment of the market potential, the 19 line and implementation plan, the business model and all other key aspects of a project proposal.

Once the above has been completed, the firm will facilitate the interaction with the commercial banks and/or any other financial institutions for funding.

Finally, the firm shall develop a procedure for an annual business plan competition in order to ensure that the most qualified entrepreneurs benefit from the support.

The above described services will be carried out, over a four-month period and the deliverables are up to 19 bankable project proposals ready for financing.

The project proposal may be in French or English or Portuguese.

For additional information, see the Terms of Reference at:

ECREEE tender details

ECREEE now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Interested consultants must provide information that, they have the required qualifications, and relevant experience to perform the services (Brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conduit availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications and are encouraged to associate with qualified local firms.

Consulting Firms will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

  1. Experience in developing renewable energy (in particular off-grid solar energy) project proposals;
  2. Knowledge of the renewable energy (in particular off-grid solar energy) market in West Africa and Sahel;
  3. Similar assignments undertaken; and
  4. Competence in interaction and communication in French, English and/or Portuguese.

More information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (09:00 to 17:00 hours).


Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail at tender@ecreee. org and CC;; by 9th March 2018, clearly indicating the title of the assignment and the name of the project.

ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Attn: Y uri Handem, ProjectTechnical Coordinator

Achada Santo Antonio,

Electra Building,

2nd floor, C.P. 288, Praia,

Cabo Verde

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