The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) is a USAID funded project which aims to improve the ability of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture and livestock sectors to compete in international and national markets in the four target product lines; meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus. AMD will act as a catalyst for development and investment in target product lines by actively promoting cooperation and coordination amongst the value chain actors and ancillary service providers. AMD’s implementation strategy is underpinned by a strictly commercial and market driven approach with a clear focus on strengthening market access for its partner organizations, and support international marketing and sales efforts. The objective of the AMD project is to encourage investments in the four target product lines through matching grants and technical assistance, and empower stakeholders by developing synergies among them to accomplish together what they cannot do alone. AMD will support upgrading, streamline supply chains, provide technical assistance to optimize profit margins, increase participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately help make Pakistani meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus become more profitable and competitive.
In line with the overarching goal of AMD and the marketing strategy developed, participation in trade shows and other marketing events is a key element of the Project’s international marketing strategy. AMD will work towards facilitating participation of partner businesses at leading trade exhibitions and marketing events. The Project’s support will include targeted technical assistance for preparatory work prior to each show, facilitation for B2B interactions at the event itself and subsequent support for follow-up upon conclusion of the same.
In 2016, AMD organized a dinner at the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai on Sunday, February 21, hosting 130 guests and trade envoys from over 8 countries. The event featured delicious Pakistani halal meat and high value, off-season vegetables. The event provided the perfect setting for a more intimate interaction between Pakistani exporters and leading wholesalers and importers from the GCC region. The Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Mr. S.M Munir was the chief guest at the event. This year once again, the AMD project will organize a dinner to showcase Pakistan as a source of Halal, traceable and high quality meat, high value vegetables, citrus and mango. The dinner will be organized to showcase, launch and raise awareness of Pakistan as a Halal hub for these products. AMD’s facilitated exporters will be invited to showcase their products during the event. An international butcher/ carcass specialist is scheduled to be engaged to prepare cuts for the event as well as to do a live demo for participants. The dinner will also serve as an informal venue where some of the key actors from the global and Pakistani meat value chain can come together to exchange information and discuss opportunities & challenges and become aware of the unique opportunity offered by the Pakistani meat sector. Approximately 150 invitees consisting of key perspective buyers for meat from Pakistan, government trade attachés and AMD staff members will be attending the dinner. In order to support this activity, AMD project requires the purchase of Event Management Services/Catering for Branding Dinner in Dubai on February 27, 2017.
2. Offer Deadline and Protocol: : Offers must be received no later than 3 PM local Pakistan time on February 16, 2017 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line RFQ No. AMD-039 Catering and Associated Services for Branding Dinner in Dubai.
Please reference the RFQ number (AMD-039) in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA.
3. Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 12 PM local Pakistan time on February 14, 2017 by email to email@example.com a subject line Questions: RFQ No. AMD-039 Catering and Associated Services for Branding Dinner in Dubai. Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that CNFA believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.
The deadline for accepting bids will be 18:00 Baku time on September 22, 2016.