• Request for Proposals
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 02.09.2022
  • 07.10.2022

Nefco invites consultancy companies to provide proposals for the following consulting services: “Independent Evaluators for the Final Application Stage of the first MCFA Call for Proposals (MCFA1)” from qualified individual evaluators (consultants) who have profound knowledge of the private clean cooking sector in Africa.

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) is supporting access to clean and affordable, higher tier 4-5 cooking solutions and will develop new markets for the clean cooking sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (the project countries) through offering catalytic grant and results-based financing for private sector actors.

The MCFA originates projects through a two-stage competitive Call for Proposals, divided in a pre-qualification stage and a subsequent final application stage. The pre-qualification stage of the first MCFA Call for Proposals (MCFA1) was completed in August 2022. The final application stage will be launched in September when selected applicant’s will be invited to submit detailed business plans and financial models.

It should be noted that Nefco is looking for key expert inputs from individuals based on relevant experience, regardless of the qualifications of the contracted organisation. Nefco will not enter into contracts with private persons. The details of the required services are provided in the attached Terms of Reference (Annex 2). Nefco will contract up to 6 evaluators. The budget for each individual evaluator assignment is EUR 12,000.

Questions and Answers

Any questions on the Terms of Reference or the other documentation in the Request for Proposals (RfP) shall be provided in writing to Nefco by e-mail: procurement@nefco.int with copy to emma.yrjola@nefco.int no later than 15 September 2022 after which all questions will be compiled by Nefco without any editing in the form they are sent to Nefco. Answers to the questions will be published on this announcement page.

Questions and Answers document is now available beneath and here

Submission of Proposals

Proposals must be submitted to Nefco no later than 12:00 hrs (noon) local time in Helsinki, Finland on 7 October 2022 (submission date). Nefco may at its discretion extend the deadline for submission of proposals. Belated proposals will be rejected and remain unopened. The proposal shall be divided into two parts: a technical proposal and a financial proposal. The requirements for the proposals are described in detail in Section 2 – Instructions to Consultants. The attached standard forms are to be used for the purpose.

For more details, including the Terms of Reference (Annex 2), kindly see the beneath Request for Proposals documentation.

The forms for the Technical and financial proposals are available in Word for download.