Uganda issues tender to bring off-grid solar to schools in seven regions


Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports has issued a tender, which was published by local portal New Vision, for the supply of off-grid PV solutions to 89 post primary education institutions.

According to the document, 44 solar packages will have to be provided for schools located in the Eastern, North Eastern, Northern and West Nile Region, while another 45 packages will have to be delivered to schools located in the Western, South Western and Central Region.

The bid closing date is December 29, 2017 and the bids will be individually evaluated within 20 days after the bid closing deadline. The winning bidder will be informed within five working days of the Contracts Committee Approval. The  contracts will include supply, installation and maintenance of the PV systems.

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In early October, the country’s government issued an invitation for prequalification for the development of a mini-grid project in a remote area of the northern part of country.

The new tenders also follow the news that the African Development Bank approved in April $2.3 million to help advance Uganda’s decentralized renewables development program.

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