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: Kasale Maleton Mwaana

Kasale’s human rights activism precedes his years. The son of pastoralist parents from Ngorongoro district in northern Tanzania, he grew up seeing his parents and entire community having to defend their land and way of life against authorities who thought their lands could be put to better use. Now, at 25, Kasale is already one of the most recognizable advocates of his people’s cause, much to the ire of Tanzanian authorities.
“Our people’s struggle goes back many generations. It started with the pushing out of our forefathers from Serengeti to gazette Serengeti National Park in 1959, and then further evictions from the Ngorongoro crater to gazette the Ngorongoro conservation area in 1975. Since then, every generation has had to resist further evictions. It’s now my generation’s turn,” he says.