Rice Milling Construction Works in Voinjama & Foya

Rice Milling Construction Works in Voinjama & Foya

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Issuance Date: August 11, 2017

Site Visit Dates: 

Foya – August 17, 2017 @ 9:00am 

Voinjama – August 18, 2017 @ 9:00am 

Deadline for Questions: August 22, 2017  @ 3:00pm  

Deadline for Offers: August 25, 2017 @ 3:00pm


Lot 1: Prefabricated Structures: Supply and Erection of Pre-Fabricated Structures, including Site clearing and Leveling

Lot 2: 

           Borehole Drilling and Pump Installations

           Water Tower Construction

           Generator House Construction

           Toilets and Septic Tanks Construction


Funded By: IFAD/MOA-PIU 

Implemented By: Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Point of Contact:

Mr. Mark T. Wilson, Sr.

Procurement Specialist

CNFA’s Head Office

Congo Town, Behind Cuttington Graduate School

Telephone: 231-886-592-103


1.1 Introduction: 

CNFA currently implements the USAID-funded Liberian Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA). The goal of LADA is to increase private-sector agricultural investment to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers (SHF). In furtherance of this goal, LADA is providing support to two agro-processors – Selma Agricultural Development Corporation (SADC) and Agriculture Infrastructure and Investment Company (AIIC) – through the acquisition of essential upgrades to their rice processing facilities. 

CNFA also currently holds a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with IFAD/MOA-PIU for Agricultural Development (IFAD), for the implementation of the “Economic Recovery of 

Liberian Rice Farmers in five Ebola Affected Counties” project. The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) under this IFAD grant is providing separate funding for these needed agro-processing facilities to enable rice mills to be installed in modern structures. The goal of these activities is to complement both the USAID and IFAD project objectives and improve the capacity of large-scale rice producers in Liberia. USAID funds will not be used to fund the services specified in this RFP. Services indicated in this RFP will be funded by IFAD/MOA. 

Through this procurement action, CNFA intends to secure the professional services of one or more reputable companies to provide the following two groups of services: 

1.Lot 1: Prefabricated Structures: Supply and Erection of Pre-Fabricated Structures including Site clearing and Levelling;

2.Lot 2: Borehole Drilling and Pump Installations; Water Tower Construction;  Generator House Construction; Toilets and Septic Tanks Construction

1.2 Background:

Collaboration between IFAD and the MOA to design a project that would increase farmers’ income resulted in developing the Rice and Cassava Value Chains in IFAD funded project counties under the Agriculture Sector Rehabilitation Project (ASRP). As part of its Ebola intervention, the Government of Japan (donor) provided through IFAD a supplementary contribution for execution of programs contained in the MOA. CNFA was selected as an implementing partner to carry out certain activities under the MOA. CNFA activities have two main objectives: 

▪Implement the construction of two modern rice processing facilities; and  

▪Provide capacity building and training to rice processors in the areas of business plan development, strategy plan development, consultancy, and sustainability modalities.

CNFA Liberia is soliciting proposals from Liberian based and/or foreign based reputable companies to supply pre-fabricated structures, clear and level the sites where the prefabs will be erected; construct concrete floors, and erect the prefabs. Also, it is soliciting proposals to drill boreholes, and construct water tower with tanks in Voinjama and Foya Districts, Lofa County. CNFA will make two awards: Lot 1-Prefab Structures supply and erection, and Lot 2-Construction of bore holes. CNFA envisions maximum project duration of five (5) months for Lot 1: Prefab structures supply and erection; and a maximum duration of twelve (12) weeks for Lot 2: Construction of bore holes and related civil work.  For each award, CNFA prefers Voinjama site to commence work first, followed immediately with Foya site. CNFA Liberia requests bidders to submit their best technical and financial offer(s) to complete the work within the timeframe specified in this Request for Proposal (RFP). Bids may be submitted for one, or for both Lots. Bids may be submitted by individual companies or consortiums. However, a single contract will be issued for Lot 1 and single contract for Lot 2.

Note, that to be considered eligible for award, Offerors submitting proposals must: 

(1)In the case of Liberia-based businesses, be officially licensed to do such business in Liberia, and must provide a copy of the business registration and tax clearance certificates. Failure to include these two documents will lead to disqualification of the offer, as CNFA will do business only with vendors that have satisfied Government of Liberia (GOL) requirements. Offerors outside of Liberia responding to the RFP are requested to conform to internationally acceptable procurement standards, plus are officially approved to work in Liberia.  

(2)Not have been identified as a terrorist and/or be in support of any terrorist organization, whether directly or indirectly. 

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that the offer(s) are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFP. Failure to adhere to instructions described in this RFP may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

1.3: Scope of Work:  

Qualified and interested bidders are invited for site visits during the following dates and times:

•Foya – August 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am and 10:00am

•Voinjama – August 18, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am and 10:00am

CNFA will also host a pre-bid question and answer meeting at its Monrovia office on August 21, 2017 at 2:00pm. Site visits and pre-bid meeting are intended to provide bidders with information needed to determine the work requirements, and to develop their technical proposal, financial offer, and bill of quantities needed for the work.

Please download the full RFP for more detail and full proposal submission instructions.

Monetization for the FY 2018 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

Posted On: Filed Under:

Request for Expression of Interest

Issue Date: August 11, 2017

Original Closing Date: August 21, 2017

Revised Closing Date: August 25, 2017

RFP No: USDA-FFPr-2018-01

Place of Performance: Washington DC and in selected FFPr country(ies).

Period of Performance: As agreed during proposal development.

Application Submission: Jessica Carroll, Program Development Coordinator, jcarroll@cnfa.org.


Founded in 1985, CNFA manages an active portfolio of $300 million in programs in 18 countries. CNFA leads and implements programs that support private-sector-led initiatives and increase employment; strengthen agribusinesses, value chains, and markets; increase access to affordable financial services; and increase smallholder incomes and uptake of improved technologies. This portfolio includes the $14.6 million Maximizing Opportunities in Cocoa Activity (MOCA) in Cote d’Ivoire funded by USDA Food for Progress (FFPr). 

Statement of Work:

CNFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a monetization service provider in anticipation of the FY 2018 FFPr Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The selected monetization agent will develop and implement the commodity management plan in accordance with USDA rules, regulations, and timeline. Country selection will be determined upon release of the USDA FY 2018 NOFO. Interested monetization agents should respond to this application by submitting an expression of interest by the due date above in compliance with the instructions below. CNFA will send a full RFP to interested applicants that address the EOI instructions and requirements.

Instructions and Requirements for Submissions of Expressions of Interest:

  • Provide a cover page that includes your organization’s name, address, and telephone number along with the date and RFP number and signature of an authorized representative of the offeror.
  • Provide a brief overview of your organization and relevant past experience and the personnel who will be involved in the preparation of the proposal in response to the USDA NOFO.
  • EOIs must be up to two pages and received by the closing date and time indicated.

Issuance of this request for expressions of interest does not constitute an award commitment on the part of CNFA, nor does it commit CNFA to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed by USDA.  While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award of an agreement, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

Proposals should be delivered to Jessica Carroll at jcarroll@cnfa.org.

CNFA Monetization for the FY 2018 Food for Progress Notice of Funding (USDA-FFPr-2018-01): Q&A

1)It states that the EOI must be up to two pages, does this include the cover page? 

a.Expressions of Interest should be two pages total, including the cover page. The cover page can include other information.

2)How would you like the EOI formatted, in PDF or WORD? 

a.While either PDF or Word is acceptable, our preference is for a MS Word document.

3)Once we submit the EOI, it is our understanding the next step will be the EOI applicants will receive an RFP. Is this correct? 

a.Yes, EOI applicants will receive an RFP after the submission.

4)At the end of the online posting there is a link for “Apply for this Job”. Is this required by the applicants to complete?   

a.Applicants should apply through the email address indicated in the instructions.

**CNFA would like to clarify that this solicitation is intended to identify potential partners for the 2018 funding opportunity. It is not related to the recent 2017 award.

***Please note that the closing date for this EOI has been extended to Friday, August 25, 2017. This is reflected in the solicitation.

Procurement of a Roasting Line for a Hazelnut Processing Facility

Posted On: Filed Under:

Request for Quotations (RFQ)

RFQ Number:CNFA-AZ-64

Issuance Date: August 3, 2017

Deadline for Offers: August 17, 2017

Description:Roasting Line for Hazelnut Processing Facility

For: Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP)

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact:Ms. Konul Veliyeva

The subject of the procurement is a Roasting Line for hazelnut kernels. 

The sought equipment is a nut/dried fruit roasting line. At the moment of posting of this RFQ, the customer does not have a preferred brand of the equipment, but seeks equipment for a roasting process by transferring hot air both up and down to each point along the stainless-steel belt, preventing damage to the product. The roasting should be made in a continuous flow and upon exiting from the oven, the nuts should be evenly roasted and of uniform color. 

The Hazelnut Roasting Line must include, but need not necessarily be limited to the following equipment pieces and components: a magnetic bunker, two elevators, a furnace, a blanching machine, and a cyclone-type air suction machine. 

Interested bidders should list all items required to install/assemble and operate the full Hazelnut Roasting Line. A detailed description of offered materials, quantity, unit price and labor should be entered into the table below or in a separate table. The offer should specify as separate line items labor for both the installation and at least two-day training to ensure that the customer is comfortable independently operating the equipment properly.  

Please download the full RFP for application instructions.