Procurement of Grid Tied and Hybrid Rooftop Solar Power Systems

The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives is requesting quotations from reputed service providers to Procurement of Grid Tied and Hybrid Rooftop Solar Power Systems for Apparel Sector Micro & Small Entrepreneurs. For further details please refer the EOI attached.

Vacancy notice | Colombo, Sri Lanka | 27 July 2023
About the Healthy socio-economic recovery of apparel sector micro and small enterprises in severely COVID-19 impacted Gampaha district of Sri Lanka

The project is being implemented in Gampaha district by the International Labour Organisation, which has been hardest hit by the pandemic both in terms of health and socio-economics. Gampaha hosts a large number of MSEs in the informal economy struggling to survive and build back. The project collaborates with the Small Enterprise Division (SED) of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, and National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) of the Ministry of Industries to implement project activities in Gampaha district.

As highlighted in the ILO’s study the impact of multiple economic crises on Sri Lanka’s micro, small and medium enterprises 2023, productivity growth is directly linked to the cost of electricity and its uninterrupted supply. The study reveals the cost of utility services to be the most binding constraint affecting the recovery of surviving MSMEs, whereas it was ranked as the third most important by MSMEs that did not survive.

Given the context, the project is aiming to support the MSMEs in obtaining a mechanism to access continuous electricity for their workplaces as a long-term solution to installing generators when a fuel shortage is unavoidable, and a mechanism for employees to reach their workplaces by means of facilitating transportation. sustainable sources of alternative energy to maintain production. The project will aim to support the provision of solar energy systems and sustainable modes of transportation, i.e., providing electricity to sooters/trishaws such that co-workers can find their own mode of transportation irrespective of the fuel shortage and use e-trishaws to transport their products.