Request for Proposal for Pre – Qualification of Services, Goods and Works for the Financial Year 2017/2020



The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a member based consortium of 66 universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The consortium evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) a 10-year Programme of the Rockefeller Foundation initiated in 1992 to stabilise African Faculties of agriculture. RUFORUM mission is ‘to strengthen the capacities of Universities to foster innovations responsive to demands of small-holder farmers through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions’. The consortium links through the respective Schools of Agriculture in the 66 member universities and the Vice Chancellors of the owners of the initiative. Our website can be located on and the RUFORUM Secretariat is hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.


In order for RUFORUM to fulfil its mandate of strengthening graduate training in Africa, RUFORUM undertakes a number of activities that require supply of goods, services and works to support its operation at the Secretariat.

RUFORUM therefore, would like to invite applications/proposals from competent firms and companies to bid for prequalification for the provision of various goods, services, supplies and works at its Secretariat for the financial year 2017/2020. RUFORUM shall sign service/supply level agreements with the selected firm that will qualify after evaluation of the bids.


1. Catering Services (staff lunch, partners meeting, etc)
2. Courier Services
3. Events Management – tent hire, chairs, decoration etc
4. Fuel supply
5. ICT services – hardware repairs and maintenance
6. Motor vehicle services, repair and maintenance
7. Electrical works
8. Plumber works
9. Supply of assorted Office Stationery
10. Document printing services – (Ids, Nametags, Receipts/invoice books, posters, fliers, folders, note books, certificates, pull ups, banners. etc.)
11. Document Designing , editing and formatting Services
12. Transport Services/Vans/special hire
13. Toiletries/Office Cleaning tools/Equipment
14. Hotel and accommodation
15. Office repairs and renovation:- Painting, roofing, windows, doors, etc.


  1. Proposals should be submitted within two separate envelopes well marked:- RUFORUM- Provision of Service/Works/Supply – Technical Proposal (in fulfilment of the Terms of Reference and Specification) and
  2. RUFORUM- Provision of Service/Works/Supply: Financial Proposal”.
  3. Sealed Bid documents will be received in person and registered by the Administrative Assistant on or before 10th May 2017
  4. In the case of service provision, the firm shall provide a one page Work Plan for the Assignment, describing methodology and any requirements for successful implementation of the service.
  5. Letter of Interest: 1 page
  6. Company Profile: 3 pages – detailing company name, head office physical address, other contact details, names of company directors, company staffing, volume of business and list of clients you have done work with or supplied goods to.
  7. In the case of service provision, two (2) CV’s of Proposed Dedicated Team and roles. The Team members proposed shall be giving support to the service if tender awarded.
  8. Copy of Trading Licence / Company Registration Documents (no page limit): Including VAT registration and income tax clearance, audited financial statements for last two years.


Sealed bids in an envelope marked to: The Executive Secretary, RUFORUM from Interested firms should be submitted in 2 copies 1 Technical and 1 Financial Proposals  based on the format provided above by hand to the below address by close of business 10th May  2017.

Address Proposals to:

The Executive Secretary,

RUFORUM Secretariat,

P.O Box 16811, Plot 151/155 Garden Hill,

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda:

Tel: +256 417713300;



Training Opportunity: Management of Internationalisation

The key objective of the training course is to qualify university staff (either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from selected countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, to manage processes and tasks of internationalisation in the area of higher education. The programme will enable the participants to build up improved and more effective structures of internationalisation at their home universities. The programme is neither aimed to HEI with an already very developed stage of internationalisation, nor aims mainly to provide knowledge for proposal writing for third party funding.

Up to 30 participants will be selected. A gender balance is aimed at, given that qualifications and other criteria are fulfilled.

In Africa, candidates of the following countries are eligible to apply: Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Participants’ Profile

  • At least 2 years of experience in the area of Higher Education Management: either as international office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities.
  • Not older than 50 years of age.
  • Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.
  • Commitment to attend all workshops and to develop an individual PAP, commit to a project report at least every 2 months.
  • Minimum technical equipment that guarantees the regular contact during the distance phases: internet connection and, if possible IT support for video conferences.

Application Address and Deadline

Please send your application as one pdf file (named “name_country_MoI2017_2018”) until the 15th May 2017, at 09.00h Central European Time via e-mail to:

Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible and will immediately be disregarded.

The Selection Committee is composed of high profile Higher Education Management experts.

All applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process in the 3rd-4th week of June 2017. Please, refrain to contact the coordination team beforehand.

Useful downloads: Announcement MoI 2017_2018 and Appendice_Announcement MoI 2017_2018

Apply Now: PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT)


The Africa Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) is established at the University of Rwanda (UR), College of Science and Technology with financial support from the World Bank ACE II project.  UR-ACEIoT aims to train a critical mass of African Scientists and Engineers in the field of IoT through Higher Education and Research. This provides a great opportunity for African students to enroll in multidisciplinary post-graduate programs in the field of IoT. ACEIoT will build on UR’s existing collaborations with the local and international partners, including Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy.  This ensures that the training will be conducted by a truly global faculty.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and research-oriented students for the admission to PhD Programs in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) with focus on the following areas of specializations:

  • PhD in Wireless Sensor Networking
  • PhD in Embedded Computing Systems

Trainings will be provided through carefully designed curricula to promote cutting-edge interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in the field of IoT. The research supervision would be provided by faculty from UR-College of Science and Technology, as well as from other regional and international Partners from Universities and Research laboratories. Research topics should focus towards the development of new innovative approaches and solutions with relevance to the ESA priority domains, focusing on low-cost, open and sustainable solutions. The Research outcome should describe an overall working system/product/prototype or a real world deployment experience. Solutions to real world problems faced by the East and Southern African region would be of particular interest.

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Application for Small Grants for Graduate Internship

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its advocacy for students from African universities to acquire employable skills for the world of work upon graduation from their universities.

Through financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured some funds to offer small grants of up to US$600 per person for graduate internships for its member universities.

This application has been simplified and made flexible. Register an account to start the process. Uncompleted forms can be save, exited and continued at another time

Please download Terms of the Internship Click here


L’association des universités africaines (AUA) a intensifié ses activités de plaidoyer pour les étudiants des universités africaines. Ceci afin que ces étudiants puissent à acquérir des compétences professionnelles pouvant les préparer au monde du travail après leurs parcours universitaires.

Grâce à l’aide financière de l’Agence Suédoise de Développement International (ASDI), l’AUA a obtenu des fonds pour offrir de petites subventions allant jusqu’à 600 $ US par personne pour les stages d’études supérieures du troisième cycle pour ses universités membres.

Cette procedure d’inscription est flexible, et a été simplifié pour votre utilisation. Pour faire une demande pour une bourse, veuillez créer un compte pour lancer l’opération. Dans le cas où vous ne pouvez pas compléter votre demande, vous pouvez enregistrer, quitter, et continuer les demandes incomplètes à une autre occasion.

Veuillez télécharger les Termes et conditions du Stage Click Here