African Clean Energy (ACE) intends to award a supply contract for the fabrication of electrically autonomic Mobile Shops in Maseru, LESOTHO. Please find a more detailed description of the supply of mobile tender below. Should you be interested in the tender, then please fill in the online form below and we will be supplying the tender dossier via email. Everyone is invited to submit documents for the call for the tender.

Please be reminded that the deadline for submission of the tender is September 12th, 2021. Please follow the detailed instructions on document submission and any other topic as described in the tender dossier.

At any time, feel free to submit any question you might have directly to the ACE Procurement Team via the following email address:  (Please do not submit a tender to this address). The questions and answers will be collated and sent to all registered tenderers, so please indicate if there are any confidential details you need us to take into account. 

Tender Overview


African Clean Energy (ACE) is an international social enterprise focused on enabling more access to clean energy in off-grid communities of the developing world. ACE is best known for manufacturing and distributing the ACE One energy system, a cost-cutting product which gives users access to clean thermal energy for cooking as well as essential electricity for device charging and lighting. The ACE One burns any type of available biomass like wood, agri-waste, pellets, animal dung, etc leading to 50-85% reduction in fuel use. It also reduces smoke emissions to a negligible level and it is considered the cleanest multi-fuel cookstove in the world. The new model comes in a bundle with a smartphone, enabling rural consumers to become connected and creating an immense opportunity to provide them with digital tools that can improve their quality of life.

The ACE One is manufactured in ACE’s flagship factory in Maseru, Lesotho. The finished goods leaving the factory are distributed direct-to-consumer in rural areas of Lesotho, and also exported to ACE’s other B2C markets.

Context for Tender 

For the distribution of our renewable energy products across Lesotho, ACE is developing a network of shops across all 10 districts in a project co-funded by the European Union. These shops are primarily based in rural settings where similar services are not available. The overall objective of the project is to provide consistent high-quality access to renewable household energy products in rural Lesotho, as well as associated after-sales services. The first specific objective is to build and run mobile storefront locations for the sale and maintenance of energy products. For the most part these shops should be standalone, modular units, and energy autonomic units, meaning that shops should be expandable depending on the popularity of the location and they should be self-sufficient when it comes to their electricity needs. The solar PV system is already being supplied by a local supplier with whom you may need to collaborate for the purposes of installation. 

Mobile shops tender

Supply contract for “Mobile Shops” (tender ref. No.: “EU-2021-001”)

Within the framework described above African Clean Energy is looking for a supplier for up to 15 of such modular shops (exact numbers pending timeline confirmation). The shops will have to be set up in rural areas of Lesotho and need to be mobile in case ACE is forced to relocate the shop. Further specifications for the shop are listed in Section 4. of the tender dossier.

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Please register your interest in order to receive the tendering instructions and in order to access answers to any queries regarding this tender.

The deadline for submission of tenders is September 12th, 2021 at 23:59 CEST.

Possible additional information or clarifications/questions can be obtained via the following email address:

DO NOT SUBMIT to the above address. Submissions will only be accepted in accordance with the tender dossier.