Through a Co-Investment Grant Facility, UNOPS issue the call for proposal to collaborate with suitable businesses/organisations with a potential to catalyse economic activities in the mini-grid catchment areas. The targeted locations for proposed interventions are listed in Annexe E.
The targeted Businesses/Organisations include:
Community group businesses, e.g farmer associations and savings and lending associations, youth groups and women groups;
Clusters of businesses;
Business Development Service (BDS) providers;
Individual SMEs and large companies;
Existing rural based businesses wishing to diversify into business ventures that use electricity
Development practitioners: Development agencies operating in mini grid catchment areas, including projects and programs that facilitate the development of value-chains and develop the capacity of value-chain actors and service providers.
The tender contains sustainability considerations addressing gender equality and women's empowerment.
Gender mainstreaming, targeted employment of women, promotion of women-owned businesses
The tender contains sustainability considerations regarding local SMEs, local communities or disadvantaged groups.
Reserved labour opportunities for local communities, use of local materials, reserved procurements for local companies