BGFA3 – Funding Lot #10: Up to EUR 8.3 million
29/04/2021 - 22/06/2021
INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):
€2.0M - €3.0M
# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:
This LS Funding Window is targeted at enabling less experienced local and international ESPs (with market experience in Uganda and/or in other SSA countries) to accelerate their business growth in Uganda.
Funding Lot #8 is particularly focused on bridging the gap between the interest in and demand for solar solutions among Ugandan consumers and the present sporadic access to these types of products and services in rural and peri-urban areas.
Applicants or Lead Applicants are encouraged to apply and demonstrate innovative and novel strategies to improve the last-mile promotion, sales and service of solar solutions in these remote areas. When implemented, it is expected that these activities will increase customer awareness, accessibility and affordability of high-quality solar solutions, leading to a significant and sustainable boost of Energy Service System (ESS) sales in these regions.
Partnerships with small or medium-sized Ugandan Energy Service Providers (ESPs) and/or locally established marketing and distribution specialists (also potentially operating in other segments) and/or community organisation specialists are encouraged to ensure that the in-depth market knowledge and operational experience of these organisations can help to better penetrate inaccessible market segments or geographic areas. BGFA3 funding is foreseen to support ESPs in last-mile promotion, sales and service activities to encourage Applicants/Lead Applicants to take a geographically focused approach (for example, focusing efforts in several adjoining districts) to effectively catalyse demand for ESS.
For questions related to the on-line application tool and how to submit applications, please visit the SmartMe Intake system’s Support section for guidance.
For questions related to the Call for Proposals, Applicants are kindly invited to post those only via the SmartME Intake system’s Support section as specified in the Guidelines.
All questions and answers related to the Call for Proposals will be provided in a redacted form and at the same time to all Applicants via the SmartME Intake system’s Support section as specified in the Guidelines.