Tenders

African Clean Energy (ACE) intends to award up to three different supply contracts for the fabrication of electrically autonomic Mobile Shops in Maseru, LESOTHO. Please find a more detailed description of the three individual supply tenders below. Should you be interested in any of the three tenders, then please fill in this online form and we will be supplying the tender dossier via email. Everyone is invited to submit separate document for each of the three call for tenders.

Please be reminded that the deadline for submission of any of the three tenders is at 9am, September 16, 2019. 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: PROCUREMENT@ACE.CO.LS 

Background

Background

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 1 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 1 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 1 is manufactured in ACE's flagship factory in Maseru, Lesotho, where ACE employs 35 staff in production and an additional 70+ in commercial and admin roles. 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 in Cambodia and Uganda.

Context for Tender

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.

List of three independent Tenders

List of three independent Tenders

A.

Supply contract for “Mobile Shops without PV systems” (tender ref. No.: “EU-2019-001”) Within the framework described above African Clean Energy is looking for a supplier for up to 19 of such modular shops to be supplied and preferably installed over the next two years. 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.

B.

Supply contract for “PV Systems” (tender ref. No.: “EU-2019-002”) Within the framework described above, African Clean Energy is looking for a supplier for up to 19 PV systems (4 x 0.5kWp units and 15 x 1kWp units) for such modular and energy autonomic shops to be supplied over the next two years. The PV systems should come with all the necessary supplies, including batteries.

C.

Supply contracts for “Mobile Shops inclusive PV Systems” (tender ref. No.: “EU-2019-003”) Within the framework described above African Clean Energy is looking for a supplier for up to 19 of such modular shops, four of which should be equipped with a small (0.5kWp) and 15 should have a larger (1kWp) solar home systems, to be supplied and preferably installed over the next two years. 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. The PV systems should come with all the necessary supplies, including batteries. Further specifications for the shop and the PV systems are listed in Section 4. of the tender dossier.

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