How To Apply

The BGFA funding rounds are divided into two stages: A Pre-Qualification stage and a Final Application stage. Interested off-grid energy companies are requested to register and submit their applications using the SmartME online intake system.

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Pre-Qualification stage

STAGE ONE
Pre-Qualifications

 

(approx 6 weeks)

01

Launch of the BGFA call

02

DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS

03

Publication of Q&A

04

Deadline for Pre-Qualification applications

05

Review of Pre-Qualification applications

06

Invitation to proceed and launch of Final application stage

The Pre-Qualification stage for BGFA1 closed for applications on 30 October 2020. When registered you can sign in to the SmartME online system here

The Pre-Qualification stage, including the review of applications, is expected to be completed by the end of November 2020. Read more about the number and value of submitted applications for the Pre-Qualification stage.

The Pre-Qualification guidelines and Questions and Answers document can be downloaded beneath.

Download the Pre-Qualification Guidelines and Q&A

Pre-Qualification guidelines for BGFA1

Pre-Qualification Questions & Answers

Final Application stage

STAGE TWO
Final Applications

 

(approx 2 months)

01

DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS

02

Publication of Q&A

03

Deadline for Final applications

04

Review of Final applications

05

Invitation to highest scoring applicants to proceed

06

Due diligence

07

Contract negotiations

08

Final decision on list of selected applicants and contract signing

09

Announcement of outcome

Applicants successfully passing the Pre-Qualification stage will be notified by early December 2020 and asked to submit a full proposal tentatively by the end of January 2021. Guidelines for the Final Application stage are scheduled to be published during early December 2020.

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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