RFA-Portable Energy Solutions to Enhance the Logistics Chain for the Delivery of Essential Goods

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The USAID Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) Activity through its Energy Evolution Challenge grant facility seeks applications to fund, in the form of grants, qualified organizations/companies to demonstrate innovations in portable solutions to enhance the logistics chain for the delivery of essential goods.

The efficient and timely shipment of essential and temperature sensitive goods such as medicines and food, particularly during the pandemic is significantly hindered by limitations in the availability, portability, and flexibility of cold storage equipment, reliable energy sources, and other complementary support systems. Currently, the cold storage facilities in the country are owned by large companies but are fragmented and disconnected from local regions.

Innovations in portable energy solutions with applications to the logistics chain can address the gaps in the effective delivery of essential goods to both rural and urban areas, where location, safety, congestion and route circumstances pose a challenge in making deliveries to the sites.

The purpose of the grant is to demonstrate innovations and to encourage investments in green energy applications in portable energy solutions in the logistics chain anywhere in the country, including the USAID CDI sites: Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga. The grant will support private entities that have a coherent plan to demonstrate any or a combination of the following:

  • Innovations in utilizing portable energy solutions in the logistics chain such as delivery, storage, packaging and shipment-tracking of essential and temperature-sensitive goods
  • Streamlined processes that result in a more sustainable, smarter, secure and more connected logistics chain;
  • Multi-sectoral engagement and coordination in the effective delivery of temperature- sensitive goods to the end-users

Please send your applications to grants@energysecure.ph. USAID ESP encourages women-owned companies and enterprises to apply. Grants are open to all geographic regions of the Philippines. Deadline for submission of applications will be on Sept. 3, 2021.

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Date 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:30pm

Last updated: August 13, 2021