Grant Solicitation: Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FtF Egypt FAS) Project

Grant Solicitation: Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FtF Egypt FAS) Project

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Dear Prospective Offerors:

 

This notice serves as Amendment No. 1 to the Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FtF Egypt FAS) Project Private Sector Request for Concept Notes (RFCN) issued on January 27, 2017 with an initial submission date of March 26, 2017.

 

Due to the addition of a new information sharing workshop in Luxor, the submission date will be extended to allow attendees for that workshop adequate time to develop their concept note submission. This change has been reflected in the Amendment included herein.

 

Accordingly, the submission date for this RFCN will be extended to no later than 4:00 p.m. Luxor time, Sunday, April 16, 2017.

 

In addition, this amendment also includes answers to those questions submitted by applicants per Section III of the original RFCN, and amendments to the RFCN based on responses to those questions.

 

All other terms and conditions of the original RFCN posted on January 27, 2017. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity and look forward to receiving your Concept Note in response to this RFCN.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support Project

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FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia Grant Application

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Program Description

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is implementing the 34-month Farm Service Center Program (FSCP) in partnership with the GIZ Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Ethiopia (GIAF-Ethiopia). The project will establish five private retail input supply stores known as Farm Service Centers (FSCs). These Ethiopian-owned and operated enterprises are designed to improve the productivity, food security and incomes of smallholder famers in the Arsi zone of Ethiopia by linking them to high-quality agricultural inputs and extension services. The project is strategically aligned to build the role of the private sector and is connected to CNFA’s other initiatives in Ethiopia, which also work in the development of FSCs. In addition, and in line with the larger GIAF-Ethiopia initiatives the project will establish FSCs in the following five woredas recommended by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture – Hitosa, Lude-Hitosa, Arsi-Robe, Digelu-Tijo and Tiyo. The project will also focus on up-scaling of innovations and best practices for wheat and faba bean production.

FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia is a follow-on to the successful Commercial Farm Service Program, which piloted CNFA’s Farm Service Center (FSC) Model in Ethiopia for the first time. CNFA’s Farm Service Center Model is a market-based, private sector model that applies matching grants and training methodology to establish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that deliver farm supplies and services. FSCs are located in larger townships and serve as rural development centers that meet the needs of private farmers in their communities. These centers provide a range of agricultural inputs (crop protection materials, fertilizers and seeds), machinery services, veterinary services and products, marketing assistance for agricultural outputs, training and information, and access to credit. FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia’s distinguishing feature is a focus on the adoption of innovative technologies and a focus, which will impact over 25,000 smallholders over the life of the project.

Partner: Deutche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Closing date: April 5, 2017

For the full details of the FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia grant application process, please download the Grant Application Guide and Grant Application Form following the links provided below.

Click here to download the Grant Application Guide and here to download the Grant Application Form.

Request for Quotations (RFQ): Molds for Producing Plastic Boxes for Fruits

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Request for Quotations (RFQ)

 

Description: Molds for producing plastic boxes for fruits

 

For: Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP)

 

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

                       

Implemented By: CNFA

Section 1: Instructions to Offerors

 

Introduction: The Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP) Project is a four-year USAID-funded program implemented by CNFA in Azerbaijan. The objective of ASAP is to support the diversification of the economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow. The project targets the following value chains: berries, hazelnuts, orchard crops, pomegranates, and vegetables. As part of project activities, ASAP seeks to procure molds (supply and installation) for equipment that produces plastic boxes for a project beneficiary in Guba.

The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for molds (supply and installation) of the equipment producing plastic boxes for the ASAP’s beneficiary in Guba engaged in production, procurement and storage of fruits.

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

 

1.       Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 16:00 local Baku time on March 17, 2017 by email to procurement@asapaz.org. Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be evaluated only at the discretion of CNFA.

 

2.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 18:00 local Baku time on March 15, 2017 by email to procurement@asapaz.org.

 

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.

 

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of CNFA or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.

 

3.       Quotations: Quotations in response to this RFQ must be priced in USD.  Offers must remain valid for not less than ninety (90) calendar days after the offer deadline. Offerors are requested to provide quotations on official letterhead or format.

 

4.       Eligibility: By submitting an offer in response to this RFQ, the offeror certifies that it and its principal officers are not debarred, suspended, or otherwise considered ineligible for an award by the U.S. Government. CNFA will not award a contract to any firm that is debarred, suspended, or considered to be ineligible by the U.S. Government.

 

5.       Source: The offeror shall confirm that no proposed items were manufactured in, sold by, or shipped from source countries that are designated as prohibited sources. As of the drafting of the present RFQ, the list of countries designated as prohibited sources included North Korea, Myanmar, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, and Iran. In addition, the offeror must adhere to appropriate governing restrictions including the source and nationality requirements set forth in 22 CFR 228 and the standard provisions. The authorized geographic code for procurements of goods and services conducted by the project is 937 for any procurements exceeding $25,000. Therefore, vendors registered in Azerbaijan, the United States, or developing countries, other than advanced developing countries, and goods available for purchase in those countries, are preferred for this procurement. Procurements from advanced developing countries for which ASAP would contribute over $25,000 would require a waiver from USAID. For a complete list of developing countries and advanced developing countries, see

 

https://www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/300/310maa

 

https://www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/300/310mab

 

6.       Evaluation and Award: The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the RFQ instructions, meets the eligibility requirements, and is determined via a trade-off analysis to be the best value based on application of the following evaluation criteria. In conducting its evaluation, CNFA may seek information from any source it deems appropriate to obtain or validate information regarding the Bidder’s quotation. Both mandatory criteria and evaluation factors are indicated below. The relative importance of each individual evaluation factor is indicated by the number of points described in the “full description,” which is available for download by clicking the link at the bottom of this announcement.

 

Please note that if there are significant deficiencies regarding responsiveness to the requirements of this RFQ, an offer may be deemed “non-responsive” and thereby disqualified from consideration. CNFA reserves the right to waive immaterial deficiencies at its discretion.

 

Best-offer quotations are requested. It is anticipated that award will be made solely on the basis of these original quotations. However, CNFA reserves the right to conduct any of the following:

 

·         CNFA may conduct negotiations with and/or request clarifications from any offeror prior to award.

·         While preference will be given to offerors who can address the full technical requirements of this RFQ, CNFA may issue a partial award or split the award among various offerors, if in the best interest of the ASAP Project.

·         CNFA may cancel this RFQ at any time.

 

Please note that in submitting a response to this RFQ, the offeror understands that USAID is not a party to this solicitation and the offeror agrees that any protest hereunder must be presented—in writing with full explanations—to the ASAP Project for consideration, as USAID will not consider protests regarding procurements carried out by implementing partners. CNFA, at its sole discretion, will make a final decision on the protest for this procurement.

 

Organizations responding to this RFQ are requested to submit a copy of their official registration or business license.

7.       Terms and Conditions: This is a Request for Quotations only. Issuance of this RFQ does not in any way obligate CNFA, the ASAP Project, or USAID to make an award or pay for costs incurred by potential offerors in the preparation and submission of an offer.

 

This solicitation is subject to CNFA’s standard terms and conditions. Any resultant award will be governed by these terms and conditions. Please note that payment will only be issued to the entity submitting the offer in response to this RFQ and identified in the resulting award; payment will not be issued to a third party.

 

Financing of awards resulting from this RFQ will be through USAID.  Awards financed by USAID may be subject to prior approval requirements.

 

CNFA complies with U.S. Sanctions and Embargo laws and Regulations including Executive Order 13224 on Terrorist Financing, which effectively prohibit transactions with persons or entities that commit, threaten to commit or support terrorism. Any person or entity that participates in this bidding process, either as a prime or sub to the prime, must certify as part of the bid that he or it is not on the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List and is eligible to participate. CNFA International shall disqualify any bid received from a person or entity that is found to be on the List or otherwise ineligible.

 

Section 2: Offer Checklist

 

To assist offerors in preparation of proposals, the following checklist summarizes the documentation to include an offer in response to this RFQ:

 

□ Cover letter, signed by an authorized representative of the offeror (see Section 5 for template)

 

□ Official quotation, including responses to evaluation criteria (Section 3).

 

□ Copy of offeror’s registration or business license (see Section 1.5 for more details).

 

 

***** ETHICAL AND BUSINESS CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS *****

 

 

CNFA does not tolerate fraud, collusion among offerors, falsified proposals/bids, bribery, or kickbacks. Any firm or individual violating these standards will be disqualified from this procurement, barred from future procurement opportunities, and may be reported to both USAID and the Office of the Inspector General.

 

Employees and agents of CNFA are strictly prohibited from asking for or accepting any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, object of value or compensation from current or potential vendors or suppliers in exchange for or as a reward for business. Employees and agents engaging in this conduct are subject to termination and will be reported to USAID and the Office of the Inspector General. In addition, CNFA will inform USAID and the Office of the Inspector General of any supplier offers of money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, object of value or compensation to obtain business.

 

Offerors responding to this RFQ must include the following as part of the proposal submission:

•           Disclose any close, familial, or financial relationships with CNFA or project staff. For example, if an offeror’s cousin is employed by the project, the offeror must state this.

•           Disclose any family or financial relationship with other offerors submitting proposals. For example, if the offeror’s father owns a company that is submitting another proposal, the offeror must state this.

•           Certify that the prices in the offer have been arrived at independently, without any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other offeror or competitor for the purpose of restricting competition.

•           Certify that all information in the proposal and all supporting documentation are authentic and accurate.

•           Certify understanding and agreement to CNFA’s prohibitions against fraud, bribery and kickbacks.

 

Please contact Alan Pieper, Executive Vice President for Operations and Compliance at apieper@cnfa.org with any questions or concerns regarding the above information or to report any potential violations.

Section 3: Official Quotation (Items/Description/Technical Specifications)

The subject of the procurement is the purchase and assembling of molds (18x40x60 and 18x30x40) for the equipment producing plastic boxes.

Most of the fruits grown in Azerbaijan are still packed in wooden boxes. However, the demand for such packaging is decreasing every year. In particular, fruits and vegetables should be packed in plastic boxes to be exported and sold in the supermarkets.  At the same time, plastic boxes are lighter than wooden boxes.  In terms of weight, the plastic boxes are more profitable during transportation and shipping. For instance, in comparison with wooden boxes, the tara weight of products shipped in plastic boxes in 20 tons of container makes a difference of 2,5-3 tons.  The weight of plastic box is lighter than wooden. The plastic boxes are also more hygienic and recyclable, even useless swinging plastic boxes are purchased by the box producers as raw materials to re-produce. One of the advantages is that it has no negative impact on the environment.  But adverse environmental impacts are followed in the production of wooden boxes. So the trees are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of wooden boxes caused cutting of trees, deforestation. In addition, more labor force is required for the processing of trees, a lot of scrap, turnings are collected and sometimes these remaining parts are kept unused and spread over the environment.

So, interested bidders are required to indicate all necessary parts’ details of mold assembling and exploitation (18x40x60 cm and 18x30x40 cm) for the production of plastic boxes. The proposed materials, quantity, unit price should be described in the table below. The bidder should indicate the staff (employee) capable assembling the equipment, also providing training on operation of the equipment to the client at least 2 days .

 

Quotation Submission Date

Submit Quotation to

Terms of Payment

On or before 16:00 on

March 17, 2017

Please submit your Quotation at or before the indicated deadline by email to procurement@asapaz.org

 

Bidder shall propose payment terms. Note that it is CNFA policy to limit prepayment, advance payment or mobilization payment to 25% of total price. Additionally, CNFA’s preference is payment upon delivery of goods. Bidder should factor in the cost of financing and/or obtaining a loan from a bank in the pricing of its bid.

 

 

Section 5: Offer Cover Letter

 

The following cover letter must be placed on letterhead and completed/signed/stamped by a representative authorized to sign on behalf of the offeror:

 

To:                   ASAP Project

           

Reference:        RFQ no. CNFA-AZ-53

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

We, the undersigned, hereby provide the attached offer to perform all work required to complete the activities and requirements as described in the above-referenced RFQ. Please find our offer attached.

 

We hereby acknowledge and agree to all terms, conditions, special provisions, and instructions included in the above-referenced RFQ. We further certify that the below-named firm—as well as the firm’s principal officers and all services offered in response to this RFQ—are eligible to participate in this procurement under the terms of this solicitation and under USAID regulations.

 

Furthermore, we hereby certify that, to the best of our knowledge and belief:

·         We have no close, familial, or financial relationships with any CNFA or ASAP project staff members;

·         We have no close, familial, or financial relationships with any other offerors submitting proposals in response to the above-referenced RFQ; and

·         The prices in our offer have been arrived at independently, without any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other offeror or competitor for the purpose of restricting competition.

·         All information in our proposal and all supporting documentation is authentic and accurate.

·         We understand and agree to CNFA’ prohibitions against fraud, bribery, and kickbacks.

 

We hereby certify that the enclosed representations, certifications, and other statements are accurate, current, and complete.

 

Authorized Signature:                                                                                                                    

 

Name and Title of Signatory:                                                                                                          

 

Date:                                                                                                                                             

 

Company Name:                                                                                                                            

 

Company Address:                                                                                                                        

 

Company Telephone and Website:                                                                                                  

 

Company Registration or Taxpayer ID Number:                                                                              

 

Does the company have an active bank account (Yes/No)?                                                               

 

Official name associated with bank account (for payment):                                                               

Closing March 17.

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Request for Quotations (RFQ): Restoring Efficiency to Agriculture Production

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Background:

 

USAID’s Restoring Efficiency to Agriculture Production (REAP) is a market-driven and result-oriented enterprise development project that increases incomes and employment in rural area by delivering firm-level investment and tailor-made technical assistance to agribusiness enterprises that provide inputs, services, training and cash markets to smallholder farmers. REAP catalyzes increased private sector investment and commercial finance to the sector, mitigates risks for rural SMEs and entrepreneurs, and expands commercially sustainable linkages among producer, postharvest enterprises and end markets. To ensure the long term sustainability and success of these investments, REAP delivers market driven tailored technical assistance and group trainings to agribusiness enterprises and smallholder producers.

With $183 million and $176 million in exports in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the hazelnut sector is Georgia’s highest earning agricultural export and supports the livelihoods of more than 40,000 rural families. In 2016, the value of hazelnut exports and attributable income to smallholder farmers is expected to be reduced by more than $60 million[1] due to the emergence of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), whose infestation has reduced both quality and quantity of hazelnut kernels. Originating from China, the BMSB has in recent years reduced hazelnut production in the US, Europe and Turkey. Arriving in Georgia in late 2015, the rapid growth of the BMSB population, threatens not only the hazelnut sector but other key agriculture sub-sectors including grapes, corn, peaches, apples and vegetables. If not contained, the BMSB has the potential to set Georgia back years in their agriculture growth and development.

In late November, 2016, the National Food Agency (NFA) in cooperation with USAID and the provate sector company, organized an international technical committee to analyze the BMSB problem in Georgia and to advise the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) on appropriate mitigating actions. Comprised of international entomologists, public and private sector stakeholders and international agriculture development organizations, the international technical committee provided a draft plan of action for consideration by the NFA.

The NFA formed a Working Group to develop the justification and activities for a State Program to combat the BMSB throughout 2017. While eradication is not possible, monitoring, educating and managing the BMSB in 2017 will be crucial to controlling the population’s growth, limiting agriculture losses and developing a long-term management plan. One of the important parts of the management system is establishment of the monitoring system that will inform the NFA’s strateries and activities in 2017 and beyond.

REAP is soliciting quotations from eligible and responsible firms for the Procurement of  BMSB Lures and Sticky Traps to set up the BMSB monitoring system. REAP will issue a fixed price contract for the selected vendor(s). It is anticipated that fixed price contract will be awarded no later than March 15, 2017. Preferable delivery time of all or first shipment is no later than April 20. Delivery place: Poti Port/or Batumi Port in case of sea shipment and/or Tbilisi, Georgia, in case of air shipment.

 

The procurement is for the supply of:

 

1-       BMSB Lures- up to 88,160 units

2-       Sticky Traps- up to 88,160 units

Successful offeror will be requested to cooperate with National Food Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia (MOA) to ensure compliance with Georgian and EPA/USA regulations which guide hazardous chemical substances registration and use in Georgia. The successful offeror will be entirely responsible for ensuring compliance with the NFA regulations regarding registering the requested products prior to importing. Payments will not be made to the contractor prior to ensuring proof of registration. 

 

Please submit  the bid for the goods described in the attached pages in accordance with the instructions and terms and conditions of the RFQ as presented below.

 

This RFQ includes the following sections:

 

Offer Deadline and Protocol

Questions/Clarifications

Prohibited Sources

Eligibility of Offerors

Quotations

Terms and Conditions of the RFQ

Basis of Award

Negotiations

Place of Performance

Payment and Award

Technical Specifications

 

All correspondence and/or inquiries regarding this Request for Quotation must be in accordance with the instructions contained in this RFQ. Failure to comply with the instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

 

1.         OFFER DEADLINE AND PROTOCOL

Offers must be received no later than 17:00 EST, March 20, 2017. Late offers will not be considered by REAP and must be sent by e-mail to the party listed below on or before the designated offer receipt date and closing time.  Please indicate RFQ-BMSB-001 on the subject line of your e-mail.

 

Ms. Manana Kakuchaia

Director of  Finance and Administration

USAID/Restoring Efficiency to Agriculture Production (REAP)

#47 Kostava St., 2 floor, room#22

 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia

procurement@georgiareap.org

Tel: +995 322 982207/13/14/18

Please also submit your offer by applying to this ad.

 

 

2.         QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS

All questions and/or clarifications regarding this RFQ must be in writing and can be submitted to procurement@georgiareap.org. Questions and requests for clarification must be received by email no later than 17:00 EST, March 10, 2017. 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.

 

Only the written answers issued by REAP will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of CNFA or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.

 

3.         PROHIBITED SOURCES

The following applies to this RFQ, all related correspondence, and any resulting subcontract:

 

No items, items with components from, that are manufactured or assembled in, shipped from, transported through, or otherwise involving any of the following countries may be offered: Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, (North) Sudan and Syria. Related services include incidental services pertaining to any/all aspects of this work to be performed under a resulting subcontract (including transportation, fuel, lodging, meals, and communications expenses).

Offerers are asked to provide a Certificate of Origin for all goods.

 

4.         Eligibility of Offerors

In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.209-6, “Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment,” (SEP 2006), all offerors must certify that they are not debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by the USG.  REAP will not award a subcontract to any firm or firms’ principals who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, or who proposes to do business with firms (including subcontractors) or firms’ principals who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, in the performance of the requirement of this activity.

 

5.         QUOTATIONS

 

Quotations should be written in English. In addition to quotations, offerors should submit a cover letter (Attachment 1), a technical offer which should include the following information:

 

–          Bidder’s full legal name, contact information and the name of the authorized representative;

–          List of similar services performed during the last few years (contact information of at least three clients to be provided for the reference check)

–          The duration of the validity of the quotation. The duration of validity of the quotation should be no less than 65 working days.

Price quotations should be expressed in US Dollars (USD) and all-inclusive of any associated costs, including cost per unit. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information in Attachment 2, on official letterhead or official quotation format separately for each sub section. In the event that this is not possible, offerors may complete the table in Attachment 2 below by choosing the subsection of their interest, and submit a signed/stamped version to CNFA.

Offeror should also include a Certificate of Origin for products, as well as detailed information about the product, including a safety data sheet.

 

6.         TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE RFQ

Issuance of this solicitation does not in any way obligate REAP to award a subcontract, nor does it commit REAP to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer. REAP reserves the right to make revisions to the content and order of the provisions in the actual purchase document prior to execution by REAP and the selected awardee. 

 

Please note this solicitation is subject to the following terms and conditions:

a)       CNFA’s standard payment terms are net 30 days after receipt and acceptance of any commodities or deliverables. Payment will only be issued to the entity submitting the offer in response to this RFQ and identified in the resulting award; payment will not be issued to a third party.

b)      Any award resulting from this RFQ will be firm fixed price, in the form of a contract or purchase order.

c)       No commodities or services may be supplied that are manufactured or assembled in, shipped from, transported through, or otherwise involving any of the following countries: Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, (North) Sudan, Syria.

d)      Any international air or ocean transportation or shipping carried out under any award resulting from this RFQ must take place on U.S.-flag carriers/vessels.

e)       United States law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism. The supplier under any award resulting from this RFQ must ensure compliance with these laws.

f)       The title to any goods supplied under any award resulting from this RFQ shall pass to CNFA following delivery and acceptance of the goods by CNFA. Risk of loss, injury, or destruction of the goods shall be borne by the offeror until title passes to CNFA.

 

7.         BASIS FOR AWARD

The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the RFQ instructions, meets the eligibility requirements, and is determined via a trade-off analysis to be the best value based on application of the criteria below. A Review Panel, appointed by the REAP project, will evaluate quotations submitted by eligible firms in accordance with the following:

 

Technical capability (40%) – Based on ability of offeror to provide goods with requested specifications, experience and reputation of an offeror

Cost (30%) — Ability to provide a reasonable and competitive cost offer

Terms of Delivery(30%) – Delivery terms are DDP (INCOTERMS 2010) to the locations indicated above: Poti Port/or Batumi Port in case of sea shipment and/or Tbilisi, Georgia in case of air shipment.

 

Please note that if there are significant deficiencies regarding responsiveness to the requirements of this RFQ, the offer may be deemed “non-responsive” and thereby disqualified from consideration.

 

8.         NEGOTIATIONS

Best offer quotations are requested.  It is anticipated that awards will be made solely on the basis of these original quotations.  However, REAP reserves the right to conduct negotiations and/or request clarifications prior to award.

 

9.       PLACE OF PERFORMANCE

Delivery terms are DDP (INCOTERMS 2010), place of performance at the following location: Tbilisi, Georgia in case of air shipment and Poti Port/Batumi Port, Georgia in case of sea shipment (delivery terms can be negotiated with the selected vendor). Each offerer is expected to provide an estimate (in calendar days) of the delivery timeframe (after receipt of order). The delivery estimate presented in an offer in response to this RFQ must be upheld in the performance of any resulting subcontract.

 

Due to urgency, REAP encourages offerors to submit financial offers which provide the cost of air shipment (at least for the 1st shipment) as well as sea shipment, calculated based on the unit of shipment such as 20 feet container. Air shipment delivery location is Tblisi, Georgia.

 

10.    PAYMENT AND AWARD

The contract will be awarded to the offeror whose quotation represents the best value to REAP. The payment will be made through a contract between REAP and the offeror.

 

Bidders are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received in accordance with the instructions stated herein.  Failure to adhere to the instructions described herein may lead to a quotation’s disqualification from consideration.

 

The negotiated purchase order/contract is subject to REAP’s terms and conditions.

 

Please note that in submitting a quotation, the bidder understands that USAID is not a party to this RFQ. Therefore the bidder agrees that any protest hereunder must be presented — in writing with full explanations — to REAP for consideration. USAID will not consider protests made to it under USAID-financed subcontracts.  CNFA, the implementer of REAP, at its sole discretion, will reach the final decision on the protest for this procurement.

 

11. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.      BMSB Monitoring Lures

BMSB monitoring lure  should consist of two components: BMSB specific attractant, BMSB aggregation pheromone and a synergist (MDT or similar), which increases the potency of the BMSB. Technical offers should provide the ratios of these two components.

 

 

2.      BMSB Sticky traps

The clear plastic sticky traps should be covered with “Hot Glue” on two sides, which will trap insects but the glue will not stick to hands.  The dimensions of traps could be typically square (25cm x 25cm),  or rectangle (15cm x 25cm). However, other applicable dimensions may be also considered.

 

Shipment and delivery time

 

1      BMSB Lures (up to 88,160 units)

This amount of lures can be delivered in one shipment (air or sea) or divided in two subsequent shipments:

1    Shipment 1-  22,040 units are necessary to be in Georgia by April 20, 2017.

2    Shipment 2- 66,120 units are necessary to be in Georgia by the end of May 2017.

 

 

2       Sticky Traps (up to 88,160 units)

This amount of traps can be delivered in one shipment (air or sea) or divided in two subsequent shipments:

1   Shipment 1- 22,040 units are necessary to be in Georgia by April 20, 2017.

2   Shipment 2- 66,120 units are necessary to be in Georgia by the end of May 2017.

[1] Initial economic analysis of BMSB provided by USAID and Ferrero’s Georgia Hazelnut Improvement Project (G-HIP)

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Request for Quotations (RFQ): Catering and Associated Services for Branding Dinner in Dubai

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1.       Introduction:

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 solicitations@pakistan-amd.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 procurement@pakistan-amd.orgwith 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. 

 

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The deadline for accepting bids will be 18:00 Baku time on September 22, 2016.

 

Procurement of an Electronic Truck Scale

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Request for Quotations (RFQ) #CNFA-AZ-51 through an open tender for procurement ofan Electronic Truck Scale for a Hazelnut Processing Facility

Description

The Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP) Project is a four-year, USAID-funded program implemented by CNFA in Azerbaijan. The objective of ASAP is to support the diversification of the economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow. As part of its project activities, ASAP requires the procurement and installation of an Electronic Truck Scale equipment to provide more efficient proper weighing of lots and shipments at the Project’s beneficiary’s facility located in Zagatala, Azerbaijan. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for procurement and installation of the Electronic Truck Scale in the hazelnut processing plant.

 

The proposed project activity entails building of a 350-ton capacity cold storage and installation of necessary equipment on 600 m2 of land next to the client’s existing storage facilities in order to provide for proper long-term storage of vegetables and fruits, thereby enabling sales of produce in and out of season to increase profitability. 

 

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

 

Purchaser Information:

 

Purchaser: CNFA

City: Baku

Email: procurement@asapaz.org

Subject of Procurement:

The subject of the procurement is a purchase of a Electronic Truck Scale for a Hazelnut Processing Facility.

 

Other Conditions:

All tender documentation, including terms and conditions for this procurement, will be provided upon request by email upon CNFA’s receipt of email requests from interested vendors at the following address: procurement@asapaz.org. Tender documentation will not be provided after 18:00 Baku time on February 6, 2017. The deadline for accepting bids will be 18:00 Baku time on February 8, 2017.

 

DOWNLOAD: Request for Quotations (RFQ) #CNFA-AZ-51

The deadline for accepting bids will be 18:00 Baku time on September 22, 2016.