Technical assistance
Solar power. N/A  N/A



Assistance to the Ministry of Education for the implementation of the “PV and ICT packages” programme for the education sector

Country : Uganda .
Client : Private Sector Foundation (PSF) .
Start Date : 2005
Completion Date : 2005
Value of services : 82 000 €
Funder : World Bank
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
Through this consultancy contract with Private Sector Foundation in Uganda (PSF-U), IED assisted the Ministry of Education (MoES) in ensuring that the new solar project designed for improving education in rural post-primary education institutions (PPEI) under Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) programme is cost-effective, appropriate and sustainable.
Description of the Actual Services Provided IED has first reviewed preliminary project documents and conduct field survey and interview; then IED has proposed :
• new technical design : components, costs and standards for PV and ICT packages
• new project design (for rapid, efficient and sustanaible implementation of the project) :
o appropriate implementation & organisational scheme for procurement phasing, installation, quality control, operation and maintenance arrangements
o adequate financial scheme : estimated capital and annual maintenance costs, sources of finances and disbursement scheme.
IED has assisted MoES in the final selection process of institutions and PV packages in 10 districts before preparing and launching the international tender documents for goods and services (5 years maintenance contract).
Finally IED has assisted MoES in the tendering process at both technical and financial evaluations.