Seeking Consultant to Train Productive Uses Entrepreneurs in Uganda

NRECA International seeks a consultant to provide business development skills (BDS) training to productive use of electricity (PUE) entrepreneurs in rural trading centers in Uganda.  Typical PUE activities include grain milling, metal fabrication, cocoa drying, hair salons, tailors/seamstresses, and carpentry shops.

This project is hosted by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The targeted trading centers are served by electricity distribution service providers Bundibugyo Electricity Cooperative Society (BECS), Kyegegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Society Limited (KRECS), and Pader-Abim Community Multipurpose Electricity Cooperative Society (PACMECS).  NRECA has completed a survey to identify the PUE entrepreneurs and enabling institutions (financial, training, and trade organizations) in the targeted communities.

The scope of this activity includes the following:

  • Development of training materials to include business basics, business planning, marketing & customer care, and recording keeping & financial management
  • Twelve (12) rural trading centers in BECS, KRECS, and PACMECS utility service territories
  • Delivery of 5-day training session in each trading center
  • Development of a training and engagement report

Interested bidders should access the Terms of Reference (ToR) and Request for Proposal (RFP) by downloading the document here. For reference, the Productive Use of Electricity Survey Results Report produced by NRECA International can be accessed here.

All technical and cost proposals must be submitted to David Gibson, Uganda Country Director at by August 6, 2020.  Qualified bidders must be Ugandan training organizations.

Please direct any questions to

NRECA International

House of Hope

Plot 10, Windsor Loop

Kampala, Uganda