WE4F invites eligible service providers to respond to WE4F’s Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to become part of the pool of pre-vetted service providers to deliver technical assistance. As TA needs are identified, requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for quotation (RFQs) will be issued to pre-vetted service providers in their respective TA category areas. All subcontracts resulting from limited competition among pre-vetted service providers will be issued by GIZ.

Please refer to the detailed EoI here.

OBJECTIVE OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

EOIs submitted by applicants are to help the WE4F identify registered companies who are interested in being included in a pool of pre-vetted service providers and provide services to the innovators supported by WE4F between 2021 and 2023. Being selected to participate in the pre-vetted pool of service providers does not guarantee any award from WE4F. Instead, it provides an opportunity to bid on RFPs and/or RFQs with specific scopes of work to provide TA to innovators.

WHO SHOULD APPLY TO JOIN THE PRE-VETTED POOL OF SERVICE PROVIDERS?

This call for service providers to support Technical Assistance (TA) to the winning SMEs targets the following seven countries from the EA RIH. To be qualified, it is important to note service providers must be operating in at least one of these countries.

BSPs are considered licensed businesses, companies, firms, associations, universities, NGOs or individual consultants with technical expertise and a proven track record in at least one of the seven countries.

EOI PROCESS AND TIMELINE

To submit questions: Prospective service providers who have questions concerning the contents of this Call for EOI can submit them in writing no later than Monday, 13th September 2021 at 5:00 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi time) to WE4F.Apply@NIRAS.com Only questions submitted to this email address will be considered.

To attend the webinar: Prospective service providers who are interested to join the informational webinar, and discussion on questions and answers (Q&As) on Thursday, 16th September 2021 at 2:00 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi time) can register their interest here. The webinar will be recorded and shared publicly, to ensure that prospective service providers that do not attend may have adequate access to information.

Submission deadline: EOls must be submitted no later than Wednesday, 6th October 2021 by 11:59 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi time). Prospective Service Providers are requested to complete the EOI questionnaire and upload all required documents via this link.

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