Consultancy Services for the Market Analysis (Pre-Investment Study, Phase 1) for the Africa Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) Project

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat has received financing from the African Development Bank NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund toward the cost of the Market Analysis (Pre-Investment Study, Phase 1) for the Africa Cloud Ecosystem Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consultancy.

The services included under this project are to carry out a detailed market study and analysis aimed at establishing the bankability of an African Cloud Ecosystem to help attain the MDGs in the continent. The ACE once implemented will provide digital services in trade, education, health, etc. among others. The estimated duration of the consultancy is four (4) months following selection of the firm and commencement of the contract.

The COMESA Secretariat now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (08:00 hours -17.00 hours, Monday to Friday)

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below or electronically via email (in pdf format) or by courier services by Thursday 06th, October 2022 at 17.00 hours Zambia Local time and mention “Consultancy for the Market Analysis (Pre-Investment Study) Phase 1”.

Attn: Head Procurement and General Services
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa- COMESA CENTRE
Ben Bella Road
P O Box 30051
Lusaka 10101
Tel: + 260 211 229726/29
Facsimile (fax): +260 211 225107
E-mail:; and  

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