Re-advertisement: Invitation to Bid for purchasing and distribution of energy efficiency cooking stoves and LPG cylinders with cookers

Ministry of Environment,Agriculture and Climate Change

Invitation Letter

National Competitive Bidding Number:  PNTB /57/2019     Issue Date:   7Th August 2019



Charcoal making and its export from Somalia have been in practice since pre-colonial times to meet local and regional energy requirements and provide livelihoods opportunities for Charcoal Value Chain Beneficiaries (CVCBs). However, the unscrupulous plunder of forest and range resources for charcoal production has been witnessed during the last two decades. The breakdown of state institutions in 1991, protracted conflict, weakening of traditional systems of decision-making, vague tenures or resource ownership, illegal imports of huge quantities of Somali charcoal by neighboring countries of the region, absence of alternative sources of energy and limited livelihoods options for a large “warring & marginalized” population has led to unsustainable production, trade and use of charcoal. In recent years, charcoal became the most sought after commodity to fuel the war economy with militia groups generating revenue in excess of USD15 million per annum from illegal exports. As such, a multitude of complex issues surround the production of charcoal in Somalia leading to triple threats – in the forms of irreversible environmental degradation, perpetual conflicts and dependence on short-term income from an unsustainable livelihood option. Realization of these multifaceted issues resulted in imposition of a ban on the import of Charcoal from Somalia by the UN Security Council in February 2012.

To address the above issues, The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change in collaboration with UNDP will implement 4 months project which is aimed at the Protection of Natural Resources and reverse the trend of land degradation of productive lands due to unsustainable production of charcoal. The project will purchase and distribute 2400 energy efficiency cooking stoves and LPG for IDPs, and vulnerable Household in 3 Districts of Puntland.


The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change of the Puntland Government of Somalia invites eligible companies/firms (“Contractors”) to an expression of interest in providing the above works. Interested contractors must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the works (proof of technical and financial capacity, relevantregistration certificates, brochures, description and proof of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills).

The short-listing criteria are:

  • Background of the contractor(s): summarizing their areas of expertise
  • Proof of registration with relevant ministries within Puntland
  • Organizational capability; financial capacity, Human Resources;
  • Years of experience of the company/firm in terms of LPG trading and production of stoves
  • General and overall experience of the company;
  • Relevant experience and summary of similar projects undertaken by the contractor with proven evidence
  • Adequate staffing and availability of appropriate skills amongst staff.
  • Durationof the contractor to complete the entire work.
  • Eligibility (license from Ministry of Commercial

The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change now invites sealed Tenders from eligible contractors registered in Puntland for carrying out the [Purchase and Construction of energy efficiency cooking stoves]

A complete set of Tendering Document(s) can be obtained by the interested bidders at the Ministry’s Procurement Unit [upon payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 50 to Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change AMAL Bank account No. 1011674785].

Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from the Ministry’s Procurement Unit Office by submitting written requests or by email addressed to from 7th August, 2019 to 20th August, 2019 inclusive except on public holidays.

Further information can be obtained by sending email requests at the email address mentioned above. Expressions of interest in a written form of two (2) hard copies must be delivered (in person) through Tender Box at the Ministry by 20th August, 2019, 10:00 am clearly marked as “Expression of Interest –Lot1 and Lot2. Tenders will be opened promptly thereafter in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend the opening at [Ministry of Environment’s Conference Hall, Garowe] on the same date of 20th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

Bids received after the stipulated date and time will not be accepted.

  • Only bids from individual firms will be accepted, Joint ventures will not be considered.
  • Bid from government owned entities will not be accepted.
  • Only companies registered with Puntland State Authorities will be eligible.
Description Lots Location Units Remarks
1.1. Purchasing & distribution of 2000 locally made cooking stoves for 3 Districts


1.2. Purchase t andDistribution of 400 full LPG cylinders with Cookers

Lot 1 Bosaso(Bari region), Garowe,Nugal region),Galkacayo (Mudug region). 2000 Contractors applying for this lot cannot submit applications for any other lot(s).
Lot 2 Bosaso(Bari region), Garowe,Nugal region),Galkacayo (Mudug region 400

 NB: suppliers can apply for ONLY one lot.

Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change

Puntland State, Garowe

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