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Procurement of solar pumps, water Tank stands, water Tanks, Drip irrigation kits and Installation for boreholes in Southern, Central and Eastern Increase model demonstration fields and Lead farmers.



Lusaka, Zambia
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website:

  1. Introduction

SNV is implementing a project inspired by concepts and lessons from SILMS and E4A projects (an agricultural and a biogas project respectively). The project is called INCREASE (Increasing Climate Resilience in Energy and Agricultural Systems and Entrepreneurship). The INCREASE project is a 7 million Euros SIDA funded project promoting climate resilience in energy, agriculture, and food systems.

The INCREASE project’s goal is to address the major challenge of climate change that farmers, agribusinesses, and SMEs are facing. To achieve this, the project strengthens the adaptive capacity of agricultural and energy systems as well as the promotion of climate smart (CS) diversification practices and productive use of renewable energy.

The project works with the larger agribusinesses in Cotton, Dairy and Horticulture and covers Eastern, Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, and Southern provinces, initially targeting to reach 11,300 smallholder farmers in the 3 value chains. While working in these value chains the project intends to promote integration of renewable sources of energy such as Solar and Biogas energy both for household use and productive use (example for Productive use of biogas and bio slurry).

Furthermore, the project drives the uptake of bio digesters among smallholder farmers for biogas and bio slurry usage, in addition to other energy-focused interventions within the three value chains and the adoption of more and modern energy solutions for cooking, lighting and productive uses by 3,000 households. The project had started in January 2020 and will run till end 2023.

As the project aims to address the major challenge of climate change that farmers, agribusinesses and SMEs are facing using a value chain approach, the project set up demostrstion sites with full Increase models that demostrate CSA practises and promotion of renewable energy for lead farmers/women groups in the 3 value chains. These farmers are in the from different locations and have already established Increase models and other identified demo plots that act as our field school for application of CSA practices in the three value chains. The set-up will demonstrate renewable energy application on underground water extraction and water efficiency for winter crop production and sustained fruit production using drip irrigation.

Job Description

The Solar pumping systems and drip irrigation kits will be set up in the Eight (8) sites in the following provinces and districts as summarised in the table below: -


1 Central Province Kabwe site one (Tank stand for 10000Liters and solar system) 2

Kabwe site 2 (Tank stand)

2 Eastern Province Katete (Full set), Nyimba (tank stand and solar), Lusangazi 2

(tank stand and solar)

3 Mumbwa Mumbwa (full set) Tank, stand and solar 1

4 Southern Zimba (4rolls fencing material), Monze (drip kit), Choma 3 (tank stand, solar and water tank)

  1. Objectives.

The objectives of the works are:

  • To support the lead farmers and women groups to demonstrate the increase models.
  • To Enhance productivity through adoption of climate smart agriculture practices in dairy, horticulture, and cotton value chains.
  • Improved water efficiency with drip irrigation systems application.
  • To demonstrate the use of solar in ground water harvesting.

2. Expected Outputs

  1. The solar pump system supplied and installed in all the Eight (8) boreholes.
  2. One (0.5) hector per site making total of eight (4) hectors of fields installed with irrigation system and have access to water for winter cropping using CSA models.
  3. Training of beneficiary on the basic operation and maintenance of the solar water pumping systems.
  4. Setting up of Drip irrigation systems


Consultant Mandatory requirements

  1. Financial Proposal/Quotation
  2. Technical Proposal
  3. Organisation Profile
  4. Certificate of Incorporation
  5. TPIN Certificate
  6. Valid Tax Clearance Certificate
  7. Proof of Physical address – Water bill or Electricity bill
  8. Latest Bank Statement for the past three months
  9. Three Recommendations from similar assignments
  10. Bank detail on a bank letter head

Additional Information

Detailed specifications and requirements are well stated in the RFQ which can be found on this link.

Application Criteria:

  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • Submission should be made through [email protected] not later than 17:30hrs, 16th October 2023.
  • For any clarifications, contact [email protected].

Note: SNV Zambia may request for necessary and/or more information during the evaluation. SNV will only contact the successful bidder (s) within the period of 2 weeks from the closing date of submission.