Energy & Security Group, LLC
Request for Application (RFA) for Grants - USAID's Power Sector Improvement Activity (PSIA)
Energy & Security Group, LLC
Posted date 13th January, 2023 Last date to apply 28th February, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Others


Posted Date

January 13, 2023

Application Closing Date

February 28, 2023

Award Project Activity Category

Areas identified under Objective 3 of PSIA

Period of Performance

12-18 months

Project Activity Location

Multan region

Funding Type

Grant-Under-Contract (Fixed Amount Award)

Funding Agency

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Number of Awards

Up to two

Total Award Ceiling

USD 600,000.00 (overall)

Cost sharing requirement

Cost share is encouraged in order to promote the sustainability of the grant and its ownership.  Cost share of at least 15% of the grant amount is recommended.  While cost share is not mandatory, it may be considered in the overall evaluation of the applications.

Background information: USAID’s Power Sector Improvement Activity (PSIA) is supporting the Government of Pakistan’s (GoP’s) efforts to increase the financial viability, reliability, and affordability of the power system in Pakistan. Over a four-year period, from January 2022 to September 2025, USAID’s PSIA will support and facilitate Pakistan’s transition to a competitive power market, while also improving operations of its transmission and distribution systems and optimizing the use of its grid electricity through increased electrification. PSIA will focus on engaging the private sector as well as Pakistani and regional stakeholders and will channel resources through three objectives.

This RFA is being floated for identification of activities in partnership with local organizations through grant assistance under Objective 3 of PSIA, as mentioned in the attached RFA.

RFA along with Application and Budget templates, the requirements for eligibility, and complete submission details, are as attached, and is open to all qualified bidders/applicants who have relevant experience and expertise. 


Deadline and Method for submission of application:

Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFA may be submitted no later than 05:00 PM Pakistan Time, February 10, 2023, via email to [email protected]. Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted.

The application package will be submitted by the applicants by uploading and sending the documents electronically (in MS Word, Excel, and PDF) to an email address ([email protected]).

The applications will be sent directly to Mr. Muhammad Amad Farooq (PSIA Grants Administrator) at his email address ([email protected]) for inclusion in the review process starting after the RFA deadline.

The deadline for submission of applications for grants under this RFA will be close-of-business (i.e., no later than 05:00 PM Pakistan Time) on February 28, 2023.

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