The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on 8th November 2018, issued the Electricity Procurement and Disposal Guidelines to Companies Licensed to Generate, Transmit, and Distribute Electricity in Uganda.

The Authority developed and issued the Guidelines to provide a framework for undertaking Procurement and Disposal operations by Licensees in the Electricity Supply Industry.

The Guidelines will provide minimum practicing standards required of Licensees’ Procurement and Disposal operations; help Licensees to develop their own Procurement Manuals that reflect the scale and scope of their operations as well as provide a leveled platform for investment approval and verification, to ensure Value-for-Money for investments recovered through the Electricity Tariffs approved by the Authority.

Based on the Guidelines, the Licensees are expected to submit to ERA their Procurement Manuals for approval and implementation by February 2019.