FAQs

Requests for proposals

Yes. International Experts and Organizations are welcome to submit proposals. However, preference is given to Canadian Experts and those with a presence in Canada.

The procurement timeline may range from 3 to 4 weeks. Each Request for Proposals (RFP) will include specific timelines indicating the submission deadline, Q&A period, and the estimated date for tender decision.

No. We release the Request for Proposals (RFP) in the official language of the requesting organization and one of Canada’s official languages.

Tenderers are encouraged to submit their proposals in either of Canada’s official languages – English or French.  For deployments in French-speaking countries, prospective bidders are expected to have the ability to work in French.

No. The specified deployment budget limit outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for each tender does not include tax. Proposal budgets should also exclude tax.

Proposals may include annexes with supplementary information, however we cannot guarantee content beyond the allotted page count will be reviewed.

Requests for support

Requesting Organizations are:

  • Government agencies and non-governmental organizations from Sub-Saharan Africa, including gender-responsive and women-led organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions;
  • The main headquarters of the Requesting Organization must be located in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa,  Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Of note:

  • Sudan (non-governmental organizations only),
  • South Sudan (non-governmental organizations only),
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe (non-governmental organizations only).

Climate Action Africa only supports the provision of direct technical assistance and capacity building, including participation in meetings or training related to technical assistance. Climate Action Africa also supports capacity building and knowledge sharing events through technical assistance.

  • Detailed criteria are available on the Request Support page.
  • All requests must be aligned with the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution, National Adaptation Plan, Technology Needs Assessment or other relevant climate strategies and policies.
  • All requests must be gender-responsive and aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
  • No.
  • Climate Action in Africa only supports the provision of direct Technical Assistance and capacity building.
  • The Project can also support participation in meetings or training related to Technical Assistance.
  • Climate Action in Africa provides short-term targeted support based on local needs with the total project duration not to exceed one year (12 mos), with approximately one month in the field.
  • The maximum value of a request is up to CAD 300,000, although most requests are expected to be smaller.
  • In exceptional cases where there is potential for significant impact, the value of a request could exceed CAD 300,000.