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Provision of Tablets and Solar Powered Chargers in Rwanda

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development charity with a vision for a "world without poverty" and a mission to "bring people together to fight poverty".


VSO is a global volunteer organization whose mission has been to bring people together to fight poverty through the lasting power of volunteering.

We will be running a tender process with the intention of establishing a Framework Agreement and appointing one to two organization (s) as Preferred Suppliers for the provision of electronic tablets and peripherals (namely headphones, protective covers, electrical chargers) and portable solar-powered tablet chargers for our programme in Rwanda. We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced/qualified organizations.

The tender will be divided into two lots and suppliers may bid for one or both lots:

Lot 1 – tablets and peripherals (earphones, protective covers, electrical chargers)

Lot 2 – portable solar charger kit with storage battery for use with tablet

VSO’s requirements:

  • Supply of approximately 2400 tablets and peripherals (namely earphones, protective silicone tablet covers, electrical chargers)
  • Supply of approximately 1000 portable solar-powered tablet chargers
  • Goods must be appropriate for use in rural areas by teachers in Rwanda.
  • Suppliers must be able to respond rapidly to requests for supplies over the next four years to support flexible and responsive project delivery.
  • Suppliers must be authorized distributors of the product brand(s) they will be supplying.

Expressions of interest: all expressions of interest must be received by VSO by Monday 17th May 10:00 local time in Rwanda and must be submitted electronically (emailed) to the following email address:  The EOI must include a contact name, company name, company address, phone, and email address.

Tender documents: tender documents will be sent to those who expressed an interest, following the close of the EOI period.

Anticipated agreement start date: mid-July 2021

Framework period: Four years  

VSO reserves the right not to award an agreement

Voluntary Service Overseas is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (registered number 703509).

Registered Office 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6QJ. Charity registration 313757(England and Wales) SC039117 (Scotland)