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Farm Africa Design, Supply and Installation of Solar Powered Pumping System for Small-scale Irrigation Project at Dollo Ado District, Liben Zone, Somali Region.

Request for Expression of Interest

TO CONDUCT Design, Supply and Installation of Solar powered Pumping System for Small-scale Irrigation Project at Dollo Ado District, Liben Zone, Somali Region.

Farm Africa is an international charitable organization whose goal is to reduce poverty by enabling marginal African smallholder farmers and pastoralists to make sustainable improvements to their wellbeing through more effective management of natural resources. Accordingly, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and Mercy Corps, Farm Africa is implementing a project entitled “Innovative Approaches to Building Resilience for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (2018-2022): From Relief to Self-Reliance”. This specific intervention is implemented in Dollo Ado and Bokolmanyo Woredas of Somali Region, Ethiopia through funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The project is grounded up on solid development problems that include, but not limited to: influx of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and associated impacts on host communities and on environmental resources, increasing frequency and intensity of hydrometeorological hazards such as drought and flooding; land resources degradation, institutional and human capacity gaps, and limited access to land, markets, and marketing infrastructure.

The main objective of the project is to improve income and food security of host and refugee communities through innovative agricultural practices, natural resource management and market development and has the following outcomes.

  1. Refugees and host populations have increased food production at community and household level through better agricultural and pastoral productivity:
  2. Refugees and host populations have increased income and diversified livelihoods;
  3.  Refugees and host communities have benefitted from improved household and community access to efficient markets, social behavior change and communication, and alternative energy value chain; and
  4.  Refugees and host communities have benefitted from the establishment of an enabling environment through enhanced stakeholder coordination, institutional arrangements for land allocation and financial access


Design, supply, install, test and train solar-powered pump for small scale irrigation scheme in Somali region Liben Zone Dollo Ado Wereda Buramino kebele along the Genale River which the source of water to be pumped from the river to irrigate a minimum of 15 ha at each site for demonstration purposes that will be scaled up in the future.

Qualifications and Required Competencies of Consultant firm:

  • The company must have a minimum of five years’ experience in solar pumping field in Ethiopia.
  • The company must have contracted a minimum of five similar projects in Ethiopia in the past 3 years and is able to provide evidence of the same.
  • The company is required to clearly provide assigned experts CVs, clearly stating their roles and responsibilities of this particular project
  • The contractor is willing to allow Farm Africa to visit the company.
  • The company should provide evidence of previous project experience for the provision of similar supply and installation work required by this ToR.
  • The bidder should have valid license or legally registered for the provision of similar consultancy services and having TAX registration certificates,

Deadline and Submission of Documents:

  1. Interested bidders should collect the ToR document from our office or may also request via ; and can submit their CVs and technical & financial proposals to our bidding email –  on or before December 4, 2020 – COB.
  2. Proposals submitted by unqualified bidders, and those arriving later than the final submission date and time shall be rejected without further notice;
  3. Farm Africa for this task reserve the right to accept or reject any or all the proposals;
  4. Any Request for clarifications/enquiries can be forwarded to   or using the following address:

Farm Africa Ethiopia Office Hussein Agraw Bldg. 6th

floor, Kanzanchis, adjacent to Enat Bank

Tel. 011 557 3317, Fax- 011 557 3332.