Call for Bids: Procurement of a Motor Vehicle


DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is a regional non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kampala, Uganda, that seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders throughout the sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. DefendDefenders works in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. More information is available on our website, and social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).


DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) intends to Procure one motor vehicle to assist in running their work. DefendDefenders is therefore inviting bids from qualified and competent providers to supply one motor vehicle.

The specifications and instructions on how to bid are attached.

All bids must be addressed and submitted online to the email below:

Procurement Secretary

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project

Human Rights House, Plot 1853 John Kiyingi Road

Electronic mail address[email protected]

cc: [email protected] ,


Biding will be conducted in accordance with Open Domestic Bidding as outlined in DefendDefenders’ Procurement Policy


  1. The planned procurement schedule is as follows:



a.     Publish bid notice

28 /10/2021

b.    Bid closing date

22/11/ 2021 at 10:00am

c.     Evaluation process and award



Hassan Shire



Human Rights Defender of the month: Veronica Almedom

Veronica Almedom is a poster child of successful immigration. A duo Eritrean and Swiss citizen, she was born in Italy, and grew up in Switzerland where she permanently resides. Her parents are some of the earliest victims of Eritrea’s cycles of violence. When Eritrea’s war of independence peaked in the early 1980s, they escaped the country as unaccompanied minors, wandering through Sudan, Saudi Arabia, before making the hazard journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. There, they crossed first to Italy, and finally, to Switzerland, where they settled first as refugees, and later, as permanent residents.