EOI – Côte d’Ivoire - Consulting firms - Market studies for Sustainable Energy Financing – ACTFCN – 08 2015
| Published August 21, 2015
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
CONSULTING SERVICES (FIRMS)
African Climate Technology and Finance Center and Network.
Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department.
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Market studies for Sustainable Energy Financing
The African Development Bank hereby invites consulting firms to indicate their interest for the
implementation of specific activities under African Climate Technology and Finance Center and Network
This project is part of a GEF initiative to establish regional climate technology and finance centers with the
regional multilateral development banks. It is financed by set aside funds from the GEF trust fund (GEFTF)
and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).
The objective of ACTFCN is to support Sub-Saharan African (SSA) member countries in scaling-up the
deployment of low-carbon and climate resilient technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The project has three components: (1) enhancing knowledge and networking (2) enabling the scaling-up of
technology transfer through policy, institutional and organizational reforms; and (3) integrating climate
change technologies into investment programs and projects. The project supports the implementation of
the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative in Africa.
This expression of interest refers to the latter component (3) and specifically concerns the assessment of
the potential for setting up programs to support small and midsize investments in energy efficiency (and
possibly renewable energy) through collaborating with local financial institutions , in a sample of Sub-
Saharan African countries defined by AfDB. The potential program would be jointly implemented by energy
department and financial sector development department of AfDB. The financial sector development
department will provide medium to long-term financing to selected financial institutions to support energy
efficiency and renewable energy sub-projects.
The objective of the study is to map the needs related to financial and technical support for sustainable
energy investment by assessing the short and medium term potential for setting-up lines of credit to support
small and midsize investment in sustainable energy projects in a group of Sub-Saharan countries.
Preliminary list includes but is not limited to (i) Egypt, (ii) Kenya, (iii) Nigeria, (iv) South Africa and (v)
Cameroon, and is likely to change.
Requested activities will include establishing an overview of the local energy and banking sectors, analysis
of the market potential, including the regulatory environment and the economics of the targeted energy
investments. For any country that is ultimately selected, the consultant will carry out (i) a detailed market
study analysing potential of targeted investments, (ii) a detailed assessment of investment barriers
(regulatory, financial, technical etc.) and feasible solutions including potential supports and incentives to
both borrower companies as well as partner banks, (iii) a detailed assessment of potential partner banks as
well as proposed modalities and potential financial products including feasible lending terms (iv) design a
potential structure and implementation arrangement of a potential sustainable energy financing program by
AfDB through providing lines of credit and TA to these partner banks whilst proposing feasible terms and
conditions, and (v) an assessment of potential partner institutions to manage the technical assistance
The Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department invites Consulting Firms to indicate their
interest in providing the above-described services. Interested eligible Consulting Firms or associations of
Consulting Firms shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability
to provide the services (documentation, references for similar services, experience in comparable
assignments, availability of qualified staff, etc.).
The expressions of interest should follow the following format.
1) Details of the firm or consortium (including nationality of the firms and contact person) and
including DACON registration number1 (1 page);
2) Expression of Interest (approx. 5 pages) detailing your strengths, expertise, approach and any
information you believe relevant
3) Experience in similar Assignments (approx. 2 pages)
4) CV of Key Staff members (approx. 2 pages)
We request the firms to keep the submission below 10 pages.
The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity
with the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for the Use of Consultants under projects financed by the Bank
Group, May 2008 Edition, revised on July 2012 available on the Bank Website at http://www.afdb.org.
Please, note that interest expressed by a Consulting Firm does not imply any obligation on the part of the
Bank to include it in the shortlist.
Interested firms may obtain further information at the below e-mail address during the Bank’s working
hours. Expressions of interest must be received by e-mail to the below address no later than 2 September
at 12pm local time (Abidjan) at the below indicated email address, with the subject line "Market studies
for SE Financing". All submitting firms will receive a confirmation email the same day by COB. If you do
not receive a confirmation email your EOI might not have been received and you are invited to contact the
following telephone number: +225 20 26 58 43 / +225 20 26 42 51
Attn: Dr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth,
African Climate Technology and Finance Center and Network Coordinator,
ONEC.0 Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, AfDB
E-mail: G.AMEHOU@AFDB.ORG / F.VENTURA@AFDB.ORG
1 Firms should be registered in the AfDB DACON Consultant Database. New registration can be obtained at
http://dacon.afdb.org/dacon/ on a PC only through Internet Explorer.