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INVESTMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPLOYMENT (INVITE) PROJECT

Project No.: P171607

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES– FIRMS SELECTION)

Consultancy Services for International Market & Export Advisory Services

Reference No.: UG-PSFU-336691-CS-QCBS

1.  The Government of Uganda has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Investment for Industrial Transformation and Employment (INVITE) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

2.  The consulting services ("the Services") include Consultancy Services for International Markets and Export Advisory Services.

3.  The Government of Uganda represented by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) under INVITE Project now invites eligible consulting 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 shortlisting criteria are as follows:

  •     At least 10 years’ experience in undertaking related assignments.
  •     Evidence of at least 2 similar/ related assignments involving export advisory services reviews/evaluations and undertaking due diligence of proposals and  diagnostics of     firms.
  •      Evidence of at least 1 assignment in Sub-Saharan Africa or other countries with similar economic conditions to Uganda.
  •      Submit the firm’s organogram to demonstrate the firm’s technical and managerial capability.
  •      Availability/presence in the Consultant’s firm of the following skills/expertise; Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, or other relevant fields.

4.  The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers”, dated November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

5.  Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications. Consultants shall indicate clearly in the Expression of Interest whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

6.  A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

7.  Further information can be obtained at the address in No.8 during office hours (0800 to 1700hrs).
     Click here to download detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment.

8.  Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by Friday, March 15, 2024. Consultants may make arrangements
to have their Expressions of interest delivered by courier services at their cost. However, PSFU shall not accept liability for loss or late delivery.

The Project Coordinator

Investment for Industrial Transformation and Employment (INVITE) Project

Private Sector Foundation Uganda - Lower Building

Plot 43 Nakasero Hill Road

KAMPALA

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PROJECT COORDINATOR

BID NOTICE

PRIVATE SECTOR FOUNDATION UGANDA

CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT PROJECT ANNUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT-TRACER STUDY FOR LFS PROJECT

PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: PSFU/LFS/SRVCS/24/00002

  1. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda’s apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with Mastercard Foundation to co-implement the Young Africa Works Uganda – Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the project proceeds to procure a consultant to conduct project annual impact assessment-tracer study for the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project
  2. PSFU now invites proposals from eligible consultants to provide the aforementioned services. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PSFU Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual and is open to eligible firms.
  3. Click here to download the request for Proposal documents and detailed Terms of Reference
  4. Proposals must be delivered to the address below at 6, at or before 16:00hrs (Kampala Time) on Tuesday 5th March 2024 or sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Separate financial proposals should be password protected and password sent in a separate email.
  5. There shall be no pre – proposal meeting.
  6. Address for obtaining more information, clarification, and submission of proposals:

Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43, Nakasero Road – Kampala.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

                                                                                                                                          

DEMAND SIDE RESULTS BASED FINANCING PROJECT

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (FOR CLEAN COOKING COMPANIES/ENTITIES)

BACKGROUND

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with Energising Development (EnDev), with funding from the Netherlands Directorate General for International Cooperation, (DGIS), is implementing the Demand Side Results Based Financing (DSRBF) project aimed at increasing energy access through bridging the affordability gap for clean cooking technologies and off-grid solar products in underserved refugee communities and their host communities in Northern Uganda and Kiryandongo.

The Demand Side RBF shall offer incentives to private sector companies and other entities to trigger a mandatory price reduction equivalent to a set affordability gap only within targeted project locations. The subsidy shall be indirectly transfered to the end-user as a discounted price through companies that will be selected through a competitive tender process).

PSFU invites applications from eligible clean cooking companies/entities to participate in the project to distribute clean cooking products in identified target locations.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Potential applicants should be legally registered private sector companies and other entities distributing improved cooking stoves, and/ or Higher tier clean cooking stoves (HTCC).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

All companies/entities seeking to participate in the Demand Side Results Based Financing project must meet the eligibility criteria:

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Filled and signed application form with all the required attachments.
  • Product list showing price lists (i.e., cash prices and PAYG prices, if any) for eligible cookstove products.

Address for submission of applications:

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:

Interested entities should submit their applications by 17:00 hours East Africa Time on Thursday 29th February 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Note: Companies that applied in the first application window do not have to apply again in the current call for applications.

For clarification purposes only, the Fund Manager’s address is:

Chief Executive Officer

Attention: The Project Manager, Demand Side Results Based Financing Project

Organisation: Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Street Address: Plot 43, Nakasero Road

City: Kampala

Country: Uganda

Telephone:   +256 312 263 849; +256 312 263 850

Facsimile number: +256 312 266 440

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Requests for clarification shall be received by the PSFU no later than: Five days before submission deadline.