Procurement of energy solar kits, solar powered irrigation kits, honey processing equipment, solar driers, peanut butter making machines, solar incubators and oil expellers

  • RFP / Tender
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

IMPACT THAT MATTERS

Introduction

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We aim for premium quality and focus on only three sectors: agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). With a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, we know how governments work and how relationships are built. Implementing our mission exclusively through project financing requires us to work efficiently and invest in operational excellence every day. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.

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: www.snv.org.

Background

SNV is now implementing a project called INCREASE (Increasing Climate Resilience in Energy and Agricultural Systems and Entrepreneurship). The INCREASE project is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The project aims to contribute to resilience in farming and agribusiness by working with the targeted private companies, to encourage the smallholder farmers to adopt climate smart agricultural practices and deploy decentralised energy systems to increase and stabilise production. The project works with private sector companies in dairy, cotton, and horticulture. The focus is Southern, Lusaka, Central and Eastern Provinces.

OYE is another SNV project that aims to improve the livelihoods and increase incomes for thousands of out-of-school youths (among whom at least 50% are young women) in “green” jobs, Agri-food systems, and energy. The Project has a target of 10,000 and works in 4 provinces (Eastern, Southern, Central and Northern). The INCREASE project will be working with OYE to improve entrepreneurship activities of young women and young men.

Job Description

Objectives

The rationale behind the procurement of the mentioned items for the project aims at empowering youth and women-led enterprises in Eastern, Southern and Central regions is to provide them with the necessary tools and equipment to enhance their business operations and productivity. By investing in renewable energy solutions such as solar kits, solar-powered irrigation systems, and solar dryers, the project can help these enterprises reduce their operational costs, increase efficiency, and promote sustainable practices. Additionally, by providing specialized equipment like honey processing machines, peanut butter making machines, oil expellers, and solar incubators, the project can support diversification of products and value addition within these businesses. This strategic investment in equipment will not only boost production capacity but also improve product quality, market competitiveness, and overall profitability for these enterprises.

Outcomes

1. Enhancing Productivity: The primary objective of this undertaking is to enhance the productivity of youth and women-led enterprises by providing them with modern equipment that streamlines their production processes.

2. Promoting Sustainability: Another key objective is to promote sustainable practices within these enterprises by introducing renewable energy solutions like solar-powered equipment that reduce reliance on non-renewable resources.

3. Facilitating Value Addition: The project aims to facilitate value addition within these businesses by equipping them with specialized machinery for processing agricultural products such as honey, peanuts, and oil.

4. Empowering Entrepreneurs: Lastly, the project seeks to empower entrepreneurs in these regions by enabling them to scale up their businesses, create employment opportunities, and contribute to economic growth at the local level.

Expected outputs.

1. Increased Production Capacity: One of the expected outputs is an increase in production capacity among targeted enterprises due to the efficient use of new equipment and technologies.

2. Improved Product Quality: The project anticipates an improvement in product quality because of using advanced machinery for processing agricultural products like honey, peanuts, and oil.

3. Cost Savings: By adopting renewable energy solutions such as solar power for irrigation and drying processes, the project expects cost savings for entrepreneurs through reduced energy expenses.

4. Diversified Product Portfolio: With access to a variety of specialized equipment like solar incubators and peanut butter making machines, the project foresees a diversified product portfolio among supported enterprises leading to expanded market opportunities.

Qualifications

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 assignments
Bank detail 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 17:30hrs, 22nd April 2024.

For any clarifications, contact [email protected].

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as disqualification of the candidate / bidder.


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