BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m
Zambia Open

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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Zambia – Funding Lot #5

Given the more advanced stage of the off-grid energy market in Zambia and positive market developments already achieved through the BGFZ pilot programme, this Country Programme includes both a Launch to Scale (LS) Funding Window and a Direct to Scale (DS) Funding Window.

The LS Funding Window is targeted at incentivising new Energy Service Providers (ESPs) to enter the Zambian market and/or to incentivise experienced ESPs to grow further in Zambia. The LS Funding Window is consequently open to both early-stage and experienced ESPs (with market experience in Zambia or in other Sub-Saharan African countries).

The LS Funding Window is divided into two Funding Lots (Funding Lots #4 and #5).

Funding Lot #5 is aimed at supporting ESPs’ sale of energy services deployed through Mini- and Micro-grids.

Productive use, clean cooking and the inclusion of institutional clients (e.g. health and education) will also be incentivised within Funding Lot #5.

Under the Country Programme for Zambia, up to EUR 0.5 million is set aside for productive use or higher Tier connections (defined as Tier 3 – 5 connections for commercial and institutional use). Pending final approval, this amount is expected to increase with additional funding from Germany (only concerning Zambia Country Programme).


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Pre-Qualification Guidelines for BGFA1

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Questions and answers

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 Proposal, 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 Proposal 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.

 

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