German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation Tender Notice
Terms of Reference (ToR) Tendering of a large scale research of the Mini-Grid Sector in India

The Access to Energy Programme under the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN-Access) is a bilateral technical co-operation measure between the Federal Ministry for Economic Co- operation and Development (BMZ), Germany and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. The project aims at improving the sector environment for inclusive rural energy enterprises. The IGEN-Access project is currently being implemented in four states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The programme is being implemented over a period of four years (March 2015 – March 2019). BMZ has commissioned GIZ with the implementation of the project. GIZ is a federal enterprise based in Eschborn and Bonn, Germany.

The IGEN-Access programme intends to engage a firm to conduct a large scale research of the mini-grid sector in India especially in the context of community and privately operated mini-grids (challenges, approaches, financing, profitability, etc.).

The study aims to undertake a detailed analysis of mini-grids in India based on empirical data - in particular with respect to the commercial, productive and agricultural usage of mini grids. The study also aims to provide recommendations of individual or combined German Technical Cooperation (TC)/Financial Cooperation (FC) to support the mini-grid sector in India.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes –

  • Terms of Reference
  • Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Firms
  • Bidding Conditions
  • General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


: 15th Feb, 2018
: 19th Feb, 2018

:  26th Feb, 2018 by 17:30hrs


GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and / or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.

“International firms interested in bidding must have registered branches/subsidiaries in India”.

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