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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) For Consumer awareness and citizen engagement Campaign design and implementation -Somalia

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Federal Government of Somalia

Ministry of Energy and Water Resource

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) For Consumer awareness and citizen engagement Campaign design and implementation

COUNTRY: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

NAME OF PROJECT: Somali Electricity Access Project


Grant No.: TF-A9159-SO

ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Consumer awareness and citizen engagement Campaign design and implementation



The Federal Government of Somalia (the Government) is currently implementing Somali Electricity Project (SEAP), with grant funding from World Bank. The project development objective of SEAP is to expand access to electricity in targeted urban, peri-urban, and rural communities. SEAP consists of three components:

Component 1: Electrification of households and small businesses through standalone solar home systems: This component aims to reduce market barriers for the private sector to provide modern energy access through solar home systems and targets (i) poorer households and small businesses in areas that cannot afford to connect to mini-grid services; (ii) households and businesses in these areas that are not sufficiently close to a mini-grid to be economically connected; (iii) isolated villages and smaller settlements where mini-grids do not make economic sense; and (iv) nomadic pastoralists whose livelihoods do not lend themselves to a fixed electricity connection. This component will fund a range of market-building supply-and demand-side interventions in response to these challenges. The proposed intervention includes: Seed and result based grants, consumer awareness and quality assurance.

Component 2: Analytic work for enabling electrification through Solar Powered / Hybrid Mini-grids: This component will support the mini-grid sector in Somalia. this component is expected to include the following activities: (i) Detailed geospatial mapping, (ii) Review of property rights and land issues pertaining to energy infrastructure investment, (iii) Pre-feasibility studies for hybridization, (iv) Pre-feasibility studies for greenfield (new) sites identified in geospatial mapping, (v) Developing structuring options for the financing, operation, and ownership of new mini-grids; and (vi) Defining legal, institutional and financing arrangements for developing mini-grids.

Component 3: Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Project Management: This component will support a range of activities to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry and overall energy sector management, power and access planning, and provides support for project management/implementation, including staffing of the PIU.

The FGS now seeks to competitively select a firm or consortium of firms (the “consultant”) on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, with demonstrative expertise and experience to undertake Consumer awareness and citizen engagement Campaign Design and Implementation.

The Consultant will undertake all the specific tasks detailed out in the Terms of Reference (TOR) and expected to be carried out over eight-month from commencement. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.moewr.gov.so or it can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources now invites eligible firms (“Consultant”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The short-listing criteria are as follows:

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