OFFICIAL STATEMENT
For immediate release
Kigali, Rwanda, August 27, 2018
Ndera Affordable Housing Project

Contrary to information circulating on Social Media platforms about owning a home in the Ndera Affordable Housing
Project, BRD would wish to clarify the following:

• The 1st phase of construction will be 1,750 houses/units.
• The location of the plots is at Gasabo District, next to the Free Trade Zone, locally known as kuri cumi nagatanu.
• Registration (booking) for interested buyers is ongoing. For affordable housing category, you have to be a first time
home/house owner.
• Salaried household income between minimum 200,000 Rwf/month net and max 1.2m Rwf/month net
(More criteria on the commitment form page 1 and price table on page 2).
This can be a combined income for spouses or one income for a single person. This is for affordable housing category only.
• First come first served basis, interested people are encouraged to book/register and have the 5% down payment ready.
Once the required minimum bookings are reached, the entire 1st phase (1,750 units) will be constructed at once.
• The houses highlighted on the form, as at Market rate value are not considered in the affordable housing category therefore not under the specified criteria.

The commitment form can be found on the BRD website www.brd.rw
Kindly fill the form, sign, scan and email it to g.umutoni@brd.rw or deliver  it physically to BRD Bank.
One can also pass by BRD Bank reception and sign the commitment form. For more information call +250 784 258 599

Click here to discover BRD official statement of Ndera Affordable Housing Project and form

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ANNOUNCEMENT TO NEW STUDENTS ON GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA STUDENT LOAN SCHEME

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wishes to call upon all new students on the list published by the Higher Education Council (HEC) that have been granted a student loan for 2018/19 academic year to register and sign a student contract in the Education Finance Management Information System (EFMIS) of BRD.

Provision of adequate and accurate information is a requirement as per Law Nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing student loans and bursaries. Each student will automatically receive a username and password via the email they provided to HEC during the loan application process and will follow the guidelines provided in the system. EFMIS is accessible on the Student loan option at the top bar of the BRD website www.brd.rw. It is a requirement to all the students to fill and sign their contract in the system to enable onward processes.

The deadline for registration in the system is 31st October 2018.

For any clarifications, please contact BRD through student@brd.rw  or call the toll-free number 0788388168 for technical support.

Done at Kigali, 05th/Oct/2018

Management


CONDITIONS TO ACCESS THE MIS

  1. A student should be on the REB List within the System.
  2. Should have a valid email already registered in the system (for ongoing students, a new password will be sent to the email provided by the student during the singing of contract with BRD).
  3. For ongoing student, a student without a valid email address should send a message to student@brd.rw to be guided on the way forward. He/she should provide a telephone number, Registration number and College name.
  4. A student with a valid email registered in the system will receive a username and password through his/her email.

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Pursuant to the provisions of the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries, employers having staff who benefited from the student loans scheme have a duty to inform the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), a financial institution that has been mandated by the Government to manage the student loan scheme, in writing about their staff who benefited from student loans. The announcement in attachment serves to kindly request the employers to fill the form also attached and submit it to BRD through education@brd.rw in PDF, or submitted to BRD, Education Finance offices, located at Muhima KN2 Av34.

For more information on the process to be followed please refer to the announcement below:

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The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wishes to request all employers having staff who have benefited from the student loans scheme from 1980 to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries. Therefore, BRD requests the concerned employers and staff members the following:

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RELOCATION OF BRD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

The BRD Management would like to inform you that it has relocated the Education Department from Kacyiru to Muhima KN2 Av34, neighboring the NISR (National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda).

Ubuyobozi bwa BRD buramenyesha abantu bose ko ishami ryaro rishinzwe uburezi (Education Finance Department) ryakoreraga Kacyiru ryimuriwe ku Muhima iruhande rw’Ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’Ibarurishamibare (NISR).

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY FEASIBILITY STUDY

  1. Background

The Indicative Cooperation Program (ICP 2011-2014) between Belgium and Rwanda allocates a total grant envelope of 49 million euro to the energy sector in Rwanda. In March 2018, the Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a specific agreement establishing the project on Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources-PSPE. The purpose of PSPE project is to increase electricity from renewable sources by the participation of private sector through capacity building and technical assistance. The PSPE is jointly implemented by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Belgium development Agency-ENABEL.

The general objective of PSPE is the provision of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy for all Rwandans, which is the same as for the three earlier contributions of Belgium to the nationwide Electricity Access Roll-out Program (EARP). The specific objective of PSPE is to support the participation of private project developers in the generation and distribution of electricity from renewable energy sources through capacity building and technical assistance.

To implement PSPE and REF projects, BRD is recruiting an experienced consulting firm to support the feasibility study of renewable energy projects.

  1. Objective of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to support Renewable Energy Developers in the feasibility study for bankable project proposals.

  1. Main duties and responsibilities
  • Design and develop training manual of Renewable Energy feasibility study
  • Conduct the preliminary training for design offices in Rwanda and select the best three amongst them for further training
  • Train Renewable energy developers on pre-feasibility studies
  • Review selection criteria for sites for feasibility studies and lead the selection process
  • Train Experts from RE companies and three selected design office on Renewable Energy feasibility study using 30 selected sites as study cases
  • Quality assure the feasibility study of 30 selected sites (feasibility study to be done during the training)
  • Submitting the required documents on time.
  1. Profile of the consulting firm
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in Renewable Energy Financing analysis
  • Experience in renewable energy project analysis (at least one reference project)
  • Experience in renewable energy feasibility studies ( at least 2 reference projects)
  • Experience in feasibility study of renewable energy in Rwanda or sub-Saharan countries ( at least1 reference project)
  • Experience in training and or coaching on renewable energy feasibility studies ( at least one reference)
  1. Profile of individual experts

Hydropower Engineer

  • Engineering Degree in Hydropower, Electricity networking, Mechanical Engineering or other similar degree
  • Proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study (at least 5 years)
  • Skills and knowledge transfer experience (at least 2 assignments on training and or coaching)

Solar Power Engineer

  • Engineering Degree in Solar power, Electricity networking, Mechanical Engineering or other similar degree
  • Proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study (at least 5 years)
  • Skills and knowledge transfer experience(at least 2 assignments on training and or coaching)

Hydrologist or environment Engineer

  • Engineering degree in hydrology, environmental science or other similar degree
  • Proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study (at least 5 years)
  • Skills and knowledge transfer experience (at least 2 assignments on training and or coaching)

Economist or Financial Analyst

  • Masters’ degree in Finance or Economics
  • Experience in project feasibility study and economic and financial analysis ( at least 5 years)
  • Proven experience in renewable energy projects

Skills and knowledge transfer experience (at least 2 assignments on training and or coaching)

  1. Shortlisting criteria
  •  Certificate of company incorporation including firm’s address like (Telephone Number and e-mail address);
  • Ownership & governance structure of the firm;
  • Demonstration of at least two similar assignments proven by reference letters of successful completion indicating nature, type, and scope executed in the past 10 years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,2011,2010,2009);
  • Availability of appropriate skills/expertise among the consulting firm’s staff by providing CVs of personnel (detailing similar assignments completed successfully) and their copy of degrees and certificates;

Interested Consulting firms are invited to collect from BRD the full Terms of Reference for this assignment and address their expression of interest with the following information:

  • Consultant information details
  • Relevant experience of the firm
  • CV of key personnel including copies of degrees and certificates
  • Project reference of similar assignment
  • Technical and managerial capacity of the consultant
  • Relevant Certificates of completion

Expression of interest shall be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Rwanda to the following address: procurement@brd.rw, and copy gratien.gasaba@enabel.be, h.mutijima@brd.rw, and e.niyigena@brd.rw not later than 15/02/2019

Please download files below:

For any clarification, please address it to the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda at the following email addresses: procurement@brd.rw, and copy gratien.gasaba@enabel.be, h.mutijima@brd.rw, and e.niyigena@brd,rw not later than 11/02/2019.

Sincerely,

AMANI Gakwandi                                                   MBABAZI Odeth

Procurement Officer                                                Chief Human Capital & Administration Services

 


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR POOL OF EXPERTS

  1. Back ground

Government of Rwanda and the World Bank signed a US$48.94 million funding from the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) for the implementation of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) project, which intends to address affordability by incentivizing demand for off-grid electricity services through existing country systems, including SACCOs and banks, as well as extending access to finance to mini-grid developers.

The REF project was approved by the World Bank Board in June 2017. The objective of the REF project is to increase electricity access in Rwanda through off-grid technologies and facilitate private sector participation in renewable off-grid electrification. The final project beneficiaries are Rwandese households and businesses, which will gain access to off-grid electricity services through solar systems or mini-grids and whose use of electricity will replace consumption of diesel, kerosene, and dry cell batteries as well as other alternative fuels. The direct project beneficiaries include participating SACCOs and banks (commercial, microfinance), and mini-grid developers.

The REF project is structured around two components: (i) Line of credit and direct financing for off-grid electrification; and (ii) Technical assistance, capacity building and project implementation support. The REF project will be administered by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) embedded within the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). REF project will provide access to local currency financing through three financing windows described below.

  • Window 1 – On-lending through SACCOs to households and micro-enterprises: This window will provide a wholesale line of credit to BRD for on lending to SACCOs that comply with established eligibility criteria. SACCOs will on lend the funds to eligible households and micro enterprises for purchasing Tier 1 and above solar systems.
  • Window 2 – On-lending through banks (commercial and microfinance) to households and small and medium enterprises (SMEs): This window will provide a wholesale line of credit to BRD for on lending to eligible commercial and microfinance banks, which will then extend sub-loans to households and SMEs for the purchase (and possibly, in the case of SMEs, distribution) of solar systems of Tier 1 and above access level.
  • Window 3 – Direct financing of mini-grid developers: This window will provide direct financing to eligible mini-grid developers to finance up to 70 percent of the construction of renewable energy based mini-grid systems.

The Indicative Cooperation Program (ICP 2011-2014) between Belgium and Rwanda allocates a total grant envelope of 49 million euro to the energy sector in Rwanda. In March 2018, the Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a specific agreement establishing the project on Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources-PSPE. The purpose of PSPE project is to increase electricity from renewable sources by the participation of private sector through capacity building and technical assistance. The PSPE is jointly implemented by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Belgium Development Agency-Enabel.

The PSPE project has two areas of focus:

  • Output 1: BRD is able to analyze the viability of project proposals.
  • Output 2: BRD is able to proactively identify a pipeline of potential viable project and assist the private sector to develop them.

Both REF and PSPE project have capacity building components with focus on renewable project analysis capability across all stakeholders in the private sectors. To effectively and efficiently implement both REF and PSPE, BRD wants to constitute a pool of individual consultants experienced in renewable energy project analysis.

  1. Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Train BRD’s staff and others stakeholders in Renewable Energy analysis
  • Train BRD’s staff and others stakeholders in Renewable Energy feasibility studies.
  • Conduct the feasibility study of renewable energy projects (solar or hydro) including, technical, (civil engineering, electrical and mechanical analysis), environmental, hydrological, economic and financial analysis.
  1. Main outputs:
  • BRD staff and BRD’s stakeholders RE trained in financial modelling for RE
  • BRD staff and BRD’s stakeholders RE trained in feasibility studies interpretation.
  • Identify Bankable projects in Renewable Energy.
  • Training on BRD beneficiaries. 
  1. Duration of the assignment

Successful bidders will be given a 2 year framework contract. Purchase orders will be issued to implement the framework contract and specify the duration of each specific assignment.

  1. List of required expertise

The individual consultant shall have one of the following expertise:

  • Hydropower Engineer with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years)
  • Solar Power Engineer with demonstrated experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years)
  • Hydrology or environment Engineer with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years)
  • Economist or Finance Analyst with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years)
  • Event Manager with proven experience in managing and facilitating national and international conferences, workshops or awareness campaign or any other event (at least 5 years)
  • Women entrepreneurship expert with proven experience in entrepreneurship gender mainstreaming and women empowerment (at least 5 years)
  1. Selection process

Candidates will be selected using the Selection Based on Consultants Qualifications (SBCQ) method by assessing Consultant qualification, demonstrated experience.

Interested Consultants are invited to collect from BRD website the full Terms of Reference for this assignment and address their expression of interest with detailed CVs showing how the candidate meet the requirement.

The expression of interest should be addressed to the Chief Executive officer of Development Bank of Rwanda on the following information email address procurement@brd.rw not later than 15/02/2019 at 5:00pm Kigali time.

Please download files below:

For any clarification, please address it to the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda at the following email addresses: procurement@brd.rw copying brd@brd.rw, gratien.gasaba@enabel.be, h.mutijima@brd.rw, and a.gakwandi@brd.rw not later than 11/02/2019.

Sincerely,

AMANI Gakwandi

Procurement Officer

MBABAZI Odeth

Chief Human Capital & Administration Services