Request for Proposals: UNF Clinical Electrification work


First of all, I would like to wish everyone in the Energy Access Practitioner Network best wishes for 2016. We look forward to continue engaging with you in the year to come.

Second, I would like to let you know about an important Request for Proposals (RFP) that we are issuing today relating to our ongoing energy and health electrification work in Sub-Saharan Africa as follows:

The United Nations Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations or a consortium of organizations to design, supply, install and maintain decentralized solar PV solutions for a total of 80 un-electrified or under-electrified health facilities in Ghana and Uganda. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the UN Foundation, this project falls within the High-Impact Opportunity Energy for Women and Children’s Health, as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The project’s over-arching objective is to improve health outcomes for people (paying particular attention to women and children) living in rural and remote parts of sub-Saharan Africa through improving the availability and quality of electricity-dependent health services in primary health facilities.

Bidding documents are available on the practitioner network website at Please read all documents carefully.

Bids should be submitted to the UN Foundation in electronic format (PDF file) via e-mail to by or before January 27th, 2016, 5pm East Coast time.

While I know that many of you will have questions about the RFP, please do not respond directly to me about this, since questions and proposals sent to any other e-mail address than will not be considered, and deemed invalid for the purposes of this request.


Best regards,



Richenda Van Leeuwen

Executive Director, Energy Access

United Nations Foundation