Closing date: 
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 10:30

The IDC invites private sector parties to submit expressions of interest for participation in Round 2 Scaling Solar Zambia. This is the second round of the Scaling Solar Zambia program for a total of 600MW of Utility Scaling Solar Photo Voltaic (PV).  Following the first successful tender for up to 100 Megawatts (MW), Round 2 will be for 150MW - 250MW, with Round 3 for the remaining 250MW - 350MW to be announced shortly thereafter.

The Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) expects that, in addition to individual companies, consortia will be formed to respond to the anticipated tender.  These companies and consortia would likely comprise a mix of international, regional and local companies with expertise in developing utility scale solar PV.

Interested parties are invited to now submit a written Expression of Interest (EOI), to the email address listed, which must include: 

  1. a brief profile of their company/group; 
  2. a listing of relevant present and past projects; and 
  3. the name and details for the contact person at the company.  

In return, responding parties will receive additional preliminary information and notification of the launch of the Request for Pre-qualification process. 

Any interested party that may wish to participate in the procurement process for Round 2 Scaling Solar Zambia are invited to submit a response to this EOI, however, submission of an EOI response is not compulsory and interested bidders who do not submit an EOI would still be eligible to submit a Request for Pre-qualification when that process is launched.

Interested parties are allowed to submit their Expressions of Interest either in soft or hard copies.
Soft copy submissions must be clearly labeled IDC/EOI/001/2017:  Expression of Interest - Scaling Solar Zambia Project Round 2’ and sent to the following email address:

Attention: Group Manager – Procurement & Supplies and Group Senior Investments Analyst

Hard copy submissions must be appropriately bound, sealed in an envelope and clearly labeled: IDC/EOI/001/2017: Expression of Interest – Scaling Solar Zambia Project Round 2 and deposited in the Tender Box situated at the Reception Area at:

Industrial Development Corporation Limited
61 Independence Avenue, Prospect Hill
P.O. Box 37232
Lusaka, Zambia

Please note that receipt of Expressions of Interest for both hard and soft copies closes on Friday 24th March 2017 at 10:30 hours local time.

Date of First Issue: Friday, 24th February 2017