Afghanistan Launches Scaling Solar RFQ

October 10, 2019. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which signed a solar power mandate with the International Finance Corporation—a member of the World Bank Group —in September 2018, has decided to structure and tender the 40-megawatt project under the Scaling Solar program.

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) has now issued a Request for Pre-Qualification for the project located near Gozareh district in Herat Province.

An information brief for the project can be found here.

All interested parties can request further information about the tender and application process at

Only prequalified bidders will be eligible to receive the Request for Proposals and to participate in the second and final stage of the selection process.

Pre-qualified bidders will be given access to the Virtual Data Room and will be invited to attend one or more organized site visits and/ or pre-bid conferences as part of their due diligence, prior to submission of final proposals.