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Consultancy opportunity – Technical assistance services (Carbon finance) – Re-issued

Re-issued on 7 June.

Nefco is now looking to procure consulting services from an experienced carbon finance consulting company, project developer or a consortium thereof (Consultant) to support the Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) programme as a service provider to provide technical assistance services in relation to carbon finance to the MCFA investees (Assignment).

The overall objective of this Assignment is for the Consultant to provide general technical support to Nefco on carbon finance and to deploy targeted technical assistance to the selected CSPs to assist with securing carbon finance, including advising on carbon monetisation options, preparing relevant documentation (project design documents etc) and providing support with monitoring and verification.

In order to meet the objectives of the Assignment, the Consultant shall undertake the following main activities/tasks:

Task 1: Identification, prioritisation and agreement with Nefco on the provision of carbon finance related TA to selected, contracted CSPs.
Task 2: Provision of technical assistance to CSPs based on the needs identified and prioritised by Nefco in consultation with CSPs as agreed between Nefco and the Consultant during Task 1. Technical assistance will be targeted at measures which support mobilisation of carbon finance.

The overall scope of the technical assistance provision includes, but is not limited to:
a. Guidance to CSPs on accessing carbon revenue;
b. Preparation of project design documentation using approved methodologies;
c. Support to CSPs in monitoring projects and meeting verification requirements;
d. General updates and support to Nefco on carbon market developments in the clean cooking sector; and
e. Assessment of the selected CSPs’ business plans on the impact of carbon finance and advice on possible reduction of provision of MCFA incentives.

Task 3: Preparation of two (2) knowledge products (briefings, blogs etc) in relation to mobilisation of carbon finance by MCFA investees.

Nefco will enter into a framework agreement with the selected Consultant under which the carbon finance TA assignments will be called off based on CSPs’ needs in addition to a general carbon finance support tasks to Nefco.

Assignment start date and duration

The Assignment is expected to start in October 2023 and be completed at the latest by Q4/2025.

Maximum budget available for the assignment

Up to EUR 250,000 (exclusive of VAT).


Expressions of Interest shall be submitted in English in one pdf file by email to Nefco at procurement@nefco.int with copy to heli.sinkko@nefco.int with subject: “MCFA Carbon Finance TA Service Provider – Expression of Interest” to reach NEFCO no later than 28 July 2023 at 12:00 (noon) local time in Helsinki (Eastern European time (EET)).

Questions and answers

Any questions on this Invitation for Expression of Interest shall be provided in writing to Nefco by e-mail at procurement@nefco.int with copy to heli.sinkko@nefco.int no later than 26 June 2023 after which all questions will be compiled by Nefco without any editing in the form they are sent to Nefco.

Read more about the Assignment and eligibility criteria in the Re-issued Expression of Interest document.

Published: June 7, 2023
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