Call for Proposal 83448256

Appointment of a service provider for the Implementation of Green Hydrogen Training Courses at the University Level in South Africa

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GIZ has been working in South Africa since 1995. One of the core areas of cooperation is climate and energy.

H2.SA is a project of the German Development Cooperation with South Africa. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close cooperation with The Presidency of South Africa. H2.SA's main objective is to promote a South African green and sustainable hydrogen economy. Working closely with its partners from Government, private sector, and civil society, H2.SA provides expertise, resources, and builds capacity for a secure and sustainable energy future that holds opportunities for all South Africans. The programme is organised in four workstreams:

  • WS 1: Strategy Development and Regulatory Framework
  • WS 2: Private Sector Engagement and Support
  • WS 3: Training, Research, and Innovation
  • WS 4: Sustainability and Just Transition

Despite the promising conditions for the development of a GH2 economy in South Africa, certain challenges persist. A serious capacity and knowledge deficit exist in South Africa on GH2 and PtX as it is a very new topic. Training and skills development is required at all levels, including the University level to ensure that engineering graduates have the pre-requisite knowledge regarding green hydrogen and PtX or to provide access to graduates to accredited short-term training courses for further professional development.  H2.SA wishes to appoint a South African University to implement three accredited, green hydrogen focussed short courses as a measure for continued professional development and training. Note that the request is for implementation of the training courses and the budget excludes material and course development.  The ultimate aim of the project is to ensure the availability of accredited short courses at a South African University.

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender.

Tender documents are available for downloading below.

Your proposal must be submitted to by 06 October 2023. Please quote reference 83448256 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.