Procurement of solar pumps, water Tank stands, water Tanks, Drip irrigation kits and Installation for boreholes in Southern, Central and Eastern Increase model demonstration fields and Lead farmers.

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SNV Netherlands Development Organization



Background Information:

SNV is a non-profit international development organisation established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 24 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and operate in Agrifood systems, Renewable Energy, and Water. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and the vast majority are nationals of the countries where we work.

Established in Zambia in 1965, SNV is one of Zambia’s leading INGOs and works with locally based development partners including national and local government, civil society organisations and businesses to develop the capacities of local communities and alleviate poverty.  For more information, please refer to our website:

Project background

SNV has been implementing the Increasing Climate Resilience in Energy and Agricultural Systems and Entrepreneurship (INCREASE) project since 2020. As a way of showcasing Climate Smart Agriculture practices in various districts, the project embarked on an ambitious bore hole drilling program last year. The purpose of this borehole drilling and equipping program is to help targeted Lead Farmers to demonstrate Climate Smart Agricultural practices which include the use of renewable energy using the solar kits for irrigating in the demo plots. The idea being that through these installations, climate smart agriculture and renewable energy interventions will be demonstrated in the demo plots throughout the year and that farmers around these installations will start adopting these practices.

This marries well with the INCREASE project’s goal is to address the major challenge of climate change that farmers, agribusinesses, and SMEs are facing. To achieve this, the project strengthens the adaptive capacity of agricultural and energy systems as well as the promotion of climate smart (CS) diversification practices and productive use of renewable energy.

As the project aims to address the major challenge of climate change that farmers, agribusinesses and SMEs are facing using a value chain approach, the project set up demonstration sites with full Increase models that demonstrate CSA practises and promotion of renewable energy for lead farmers/women groups in the 3 value chains namely oilseeds, horticulture and dairy. The targeted farmers for this borehole equipping protect are in different locations and have already established Increase models and other identified demo plots that act as our field school for application of CSA practices in the three value chains. The farmers also have boreholes already drilled. The set-up will demonstrate renewable energy application on underground water extraction and water efficiency for winter crop production and sustained fruit production using drip irrigation.

The drilling and equipping of boreholes started last year but could not be completed as they were being done in phases. All the boreholes were drilled what remained is the equipping of the four remaining boreholes. Hence this year the proposal is to finish equipping the remaining boreholes. In eastern province three drilled boreholes were not equipped while in central province one drilled borehole was not equipped with the solar irrigation kit.

Thus, the Solar pumping systems and drip irrigation kits will be set up in the four (4) sites in the two (2) provinces and districts as summarised in the table below: –
Job Description



1.Eastern Province / Nyimba- Chief Lwembe / 1

2.Eastern Province / Katete – Chief Kawaza – Dole / 1

3.Eastern Province  / Lusangazi- Chief Sandwe (Ukwimi) / 1

4.Central Province / Kapiri-mposhi – opposite Mulungushi university /1


The objectives of the works are:

To Enhance productivity through adoption of climate smart agriculture practices in dairy, horticulture, and cotton value chains.
Improved water efficiency with drip irrigation systems application.
To demonstrate the use of solar in ground water harvesting.
Expected Outputs
The solar pump system supplied and installed in all the Four (4) boreholes.
One (1) hectare per site of fields (demo plots) installed with irrigation system will have access to water for winter cropping using CSA models making total of four hectares.
Training of beneficiary on the basic operation and maintenance of the solar water pumping systems.
Setting up of Drip irrigation systems

Consultant Mandatory requirements

Financial Proposal/Quotation
Technical Proposal
Organisation Profile
Certificate of Incorporation
TPIN Certificate
Valid Tax Clearance Certificate
Proof of Physical address – Water bill or Electricity bill
Latest Bank Statement for the past three months
Three Recommendations from similar assignment
Bank details on a bank letter head

Detailed specifications and requirements are well stated in the RFQ which can be found on this link:.

Additional Information

Application Criteria:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Submission should be made through [email protected] not later than 10:30hrs, 18th March 2024.

For any clarifications, contact [email protected].

Note: SNV Zambia may request for necessary and/or more information during the evaluation. SNV will only contact the successful bidder (s) within the period of 2 weeks from the closing date of submission.

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