Within the implementation of the ECREEE Covid-19 Response and Recovery Support Fund (RECOVID), ECREEE is calling for Request for Proposals relating to the powering of health facilities in Niger using sustainable energy technology solutions and innovative business model such as such lease-to-own, fee-for-services.
RECOVID provides non-reimbursable grants through a request for proposals. The overall objective of RECOVID is to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts to the ECOWAS Member States through increased deployment and usage of reliable and affordable sustainable energy technologies and services. The Fund also seeks to increase the resilience of the health and social sectors, while supporting local private sector companies involved in the sustainable energy sector.
The specific objectives of RECOVID are:
- To increase the resilience of the health and social beneficial sectors while supporting local private sector companies involved in the sustainable energy market
- To strengthen the socio-economic resilience of vulnerable communities by supporting initiatives in the productive use of energy (PUE) in high impact value chains (water and food).
Although ECREEE is fundraising towards the replenishment of this Facility, the RECOVID Request for Proposals for Niger provides a maximum Grant Amount of 45,000 USD and a minimum of 15,000 USD per project.
- Private sector companies and organizations legally registered in Niger are eligible to submit project proposals.
- Applicants shall meet the minimum requirements described below. The documents demonstrating the fulfillment of these requirements must be uploaded when submitting the project proposal. These criteria can be considered as knock-out criteria:
- The (lead) applicant should have a minimum of 2 years of existence proven by certificate of incorporation and relevant experience in the successful manufacturing, acquisition, promotion, installation or operation of clean energy technologies in the ECOWAS region and/or sub-Saharan Africa. The experience of the organization as well as the strength of the CVs of experts who will work on the project will be considered. The applicant should provide CVs of the proposed project team and a profile of the company.
- Note: Foreign incorporated companies can apply but must prove incorporate or establish an SPV in Niger upon contract award
- The applicant shall be registered as a legal entity authorized to enter into contracts for provision of services and goods. As a proof, the applicant should provide a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or other documents setting forth the legal basis.
- Applicants should provide a copy of relevant licenses, authorizations and quality standards, where applicable, enabling the applicant to perform the required services/work required;
- Copy of the latest financial statement shall be provided.
- Companies shall meet the following financial criteria:
- Profit Margin ratio or Return on Assets Ratio should be in excess of 1%
- A solvency ratio (ratio of current assets to current liabilities) of more than 1 is required.
- The average annual turnover for the past 2 years should be at least two times more than the anticipated value of the contract (grant fund from ECREEE and leveraged fund).
- The impact of any pending claims, arbitration and other pending legal action should not exceed 50% of total of the bid.
- Other organizations shall provide:
- audited activity reports for the past 3 years
- If grants have been utilized, a final project report endorsed by the respective donor shall be attached.
- The impact of any pending claims, arbitration and other pending legal action should not exceed 50% of total of the bid
- All the submitted documents and information will be handled confidentially.
Eligible Geographic Focus
Project proposals with the following geographical focus are eligible:
- ECOWAS Member State: Niger
- The focus of this call is to provide sustainable energy technology solutions to health facilities in Niger using innovative business model such as such lease-to-own, fee-for-services, etc.
- Applicant should demonstrate the capacity to mobilize financing (investment or grant) towards this project. These are leveraged or additional funds applied towards the project.
- Whether the applicant is proposing to electrify all 10 health facilities or just one, the amount of grant funding required from ECREEE should be specified.
- Technical offers should take into account storage and O&M.
For more information, visit http://www.ecreee.org/procurement/request-proposals-powering-health-facilities-niger-based-sustainable-energy-technology