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PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE A MARKET STUDY ON INSTITUTIONAL COOKING IN UGANDA
Uganda is highly dependent on biomass to meet its primary energy needs. Biomass contributes 88.8% of the total primary energy for most of the Ugandans. This is being used for cooking, process heating among others. The resource is still being consumed in unsustainable manner using inefficient utilisation technologies. Institutions such as schools, prisons and hospitals are highly depended on firewood for cooking to cater to the huge populations they have. There are also other alternatives to solid biomass that are suitable for cooking in institutions.
The Government of Uganda (GoU) received a grant of US$2.2 million from the Sector Management Assistance Program, a multi-donor trust fund operated by the World Bank/IDA, to fi nance the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project (the Project). GoU intends to apply part of the grant for a market study on institutional cooking in Uganda.
GoU, through the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), is therefore seeking to engage a competent consultant Firm to conduct a market study on clean cooking among various institutions and make practical recommendations to scale up the uptake and wider adoption of clean cooking solutions in institutions in Uganda.
The consultancy services will include;
a. Mapping the institutional clean cooking market in Uganda;
b. Analysis of Value Chain of institutional cooking;
c. Formulation off appropriate supporting interventions;
d. Presentation of a draft Market Study Report to a stakeholders’ workshop;
e. Submission of the Market Study Report.
The assignment is estimated to take three calendar months. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) now invites eligible consultant firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.
The short-listing criteria will include:
I. At least two (2) similar assignments carried out in the last ten years;
II. Demonstrated experience in conducting national surveys and market surveys in the energy sector;
III. Demonstrated experience in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for surveys;.
IV. Clear understanding of the biomass and clean cooking sub sectors in Uganda.
The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with Consultant Qualifications Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00 hours, except on public holidays).
Expressions of interest (One original plus five copies) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person) by 11th March 2020 at 10.30 a.m. The packages must be clearly marked: ‘Expressions of Interest for Consultancy Services for carrying out a Market Study on Institutional Cooking in Uganda
The Procurement Officer,
Private Sector Foundation Uganda
Plot 43 Nakasero Hill Road