Title:   Developing Solutions Portal (An online marketplace for clean energy-driven productive use             solutions)Contract Supervision:  Program Manager, Solutions PortalTimeline:   3 months, Jan 2023 – March 2023Expected area of expertise:   • Branding and web portal concept,                                                        • UI/UX design and Wireframes,                                                        • Content Design and Flow,                                                        • Website Sustenance (preferred expertise in catalog                                                        website/e-commerce website)Email and website:  email@example.com;                                      firstname.lastname@example.org                                       www.selcofoundation.org
Selco Foundation, established in 2010 is working on building a holistic ecosystem for sustainable energy access. In this regard, Selco Foundation engages in technical, financial, and social innovation, enterprise development, skill building, and financial inclusion. The organization works on demonstrating and catalyzing the role of renewable energy across verticals of well-being, health, education, livelihoods, and the built environment.
SELCO Foundation’s Solutions Portal is an avenue to discover, view, and learn more about productive use (or Agri+allied) technologies that can be integrated with Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions. It showcases nodal points within multiple livelihood sectors, and the technology variations within those, as well as maps different vendors against each tech variation. Additionally, the solution portal showcases the suitability of technology variations to specific groups of users. The target consumer base for such solutions is small and marginal farmers, low-income communities, micro-businesses, government bodies as well as other ecosystem stakeholders which provide them with support services. Target users of the portal as mentioned above, as well as their supporting ecosystem, do not have access to new and diverse livelihood-driven technology options. In many cases, information on such aspects is very generic, not transparent, or completely absent. In other cases, this information may be extremely dated with old technologies being procured by the ecosystem on behalf of the end users. Additionally, a productive use solution requires the technology to be complemented with the support of finance, appropriate ownership models, and convergence with local policies. The portal will aim at packaging solutions and connecting end users, institutes, and agencies with manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers of Agri-Allied Technology solutions.
The objective is to work alongside an agency that can deliver a high-quality website. The expectation is “to create a vibrant, interactive, self-sustainable technology platform for the needs of stakeholders for collaboration, information dissemination, and design solar solutions.” Below are the areas that are expected from the agency:
Overall Branding and Concept
Design flow of the platform
The contracted service provider will be required to perform and complete the tasks identified in the table below within the timeline agreed upon by both parties. The table below identifies the minimum requirements that a vendor’s solution must meet. The requirements are not listed in any priority. The project would be amenable to a phased approach to the requirements, if or as appropriate
|Visually and aesthetically appealing, with cohesive, engaging, varied, and dynamic web portal
|Roles and responsibility
|Ownership and management of platform and related elements, it should be easily managed and updated
|Reporting and Analytics
|Management of analytics and statistics for a web-based platform
|Branding and concept
The development and launch of the solution portal are envisioned to occur within 4 to 6 weeks of the finalization of the proposal.
The Assignment will be considered complete on the:
The proposal will be evaluated based on the following general areas:
Interested consultants/organizations, with relevant experience (please include references of previous similar work as proof of experience), team member details working on the project and based out of Bangalore (preferably) are requested to reach out with a detailed proposal giving a brief on the methodology and the process they will uptake for this project, including budgets (with break-ups and explanation), timelines and milestones and send the same to email@example.com & Procurement@selcofoundation.org marking: “Proposal for Solutions Portal” on or before 10th January ’23.