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Specific Procurement Notice Request For Proposals For Fiscal Agent Services MCA-Gambia

Specific Procurement Notice



The Government of the Republic of The Gambia and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) entered into a grant agreement as of November 16, 2021, under which MCC provides up to $25 million of grant assistance for a Threshold Program. The Government intends to apply a part of the proceeds of that funding to payments for contracts for goods, works and services. The Government has formed an accountable entity, known as Millennium Challenge Account Gambia (MCA-Gambia), within the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (the Ministry, to manage the Threshold Program.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Threshold Program Grant Agreement, related agreements, and the availability of funds, the Government intends to use a portion of the funds to finance professional fiscal agent services from a legally constituted firm (Fiscal Agent or Consultant) to assist the Government with the implementation of the threshold program in a transparent and sound manner. The Fiscal Agent will provide such support in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in an agreement (the Fiscal Agent Agreement), the form of which is attached to this Request for Proposals  in Section VI. In issuing the RFP, the Government is represented by MCA-Gambia.

MCA-Gambia requires the services of the Fiscal Agent for a base period of twelve (12) months at a fixed price. Thereafter, MCA-Gambia will require three (3) 12-month option periods at a fixed price. The RFP follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in dgMarket on March 18, 2022, UNDB Online on March 24, 2022 and MOPE website on March 25, 2022. The Government now invites proposals from legally constituted consulting firms and other organizations to provide Fiscal Agent services. More details on this request for proposal are provided in the Specific Procurement Notice linked Here.




The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy hosted a validation workshop on the energy efficiency Law(bill) on May 18th 2023 at Tamala Beach Hotel. This workshop brought together relevant stakeholders from various ministries and organizations to discuss and dissect the bill.

Energy is a vital ingredient for the socioeconomic development of any country. Cognizant of this, the government of The Gambia, over the past years has been making significant efforts to provide reliable, adequate, affordable and sustainable energy services to its people. The successful implementation of the Energy efficiency bill is of great importance and a priority to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and to all stakeholders.

The formulation of the Energy efficiency bill is supported by World Bank Group and drafted by consultants from the Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) through the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to develop and implement a comprehensive energy efficiency program for the country.

In the opening ceremony Mr. Matarr Touray, an Energy Specialist from World Bank, spoke on the numerous benefits of energy efficiency especially with the changing electricity tariffs and fluctuating exchange rates. Mr. Touray stated “The law has been developed to inherently feature local context and the development of a robust institutional framework to address pertinent issues as it relates to energy efficiency, these include issues of gender mainstreaming, financing mechanisms and data to ensure that the bill is adequately and appropriately imbedded within the sector”.

In her opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Mrs Amie Njie Joof illuminated on the inefficient use of energy in our day to day lives, like leaving lights and air conditioners on in empty rooms, inefficient practices like these need to be curbed to ensure sustainable use of electricity.

The Permanent Secretary highlighted on the fact that resources are scares and that electricity is not provided to every community in the country, has resulted in the formulation of the policy on energy efficiency and conservation, which promotes the efficient and wise use of energy by every user, to save energy for use by others. As the saying goes, “energy saved is energy produced”.

 PS Njie also added that “since the promulgation of policies on energy efficiency and conservation as part of the National Energy Policy, numerous activities have been carried out on energy efficiency and conservation throughout the country.  Other activities include sensitization on energy efficiency and conservation, replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs and the promotion and distribution of improved cookstoves and rolling out the National Framework for Leapfrogging to Energy Efficient and Climate Friendly air Conditioners and Refrigerators Project. This project is intended to enhance energy efficiency in the country and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions”.

The Permanent Secretary in her conclusion indicated that the Energy Efficiency Bill once enacted into law, will serve as the bedrock for the country’s energy management system in the country.