RFQ: Cold Storage Equipment

RFQ: Cold Storage Equipment

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: CNFA-AZ-94

Issuance Date: April 12, 2019

Deadline for Questions: April 19, 2019

Deadline for Offers: April 25, 2019

Description: Cold storage equipment

For: Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP)

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) AID-112-C-14-00001

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact

Ms. Konul Veliyeva

Grants and Subcontracts Specialist

procurement@asapaz.org

 

1.      Introduction: The Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan (ASAP) is a USAID 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 of a cold storage equipment for storage of fruits and vegetables. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for this equipment.

 

The proposed project activity entails building of a 500-550 MT capacity cold storage near the orchard of the beneficiary in order to provide for proper long-term storage of fruits and vegetables, 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 to instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

 

2.      Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received by no later than 18:00 Baku local time, on April 25, 2019.

 

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 considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award. Offers must be submitted by email at procurement@asapaz.org

 

3.      Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted by no later than 18:00 Baku local time, on April 19, 2019by 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.

4.      Technical Requirements: The table below contains the technical requirements of the cooling system. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format.

 

Technical Specifications of the Cooling Systems:

–          Compressor (CC31PC11 or similar)

–          Coolant – R450A

–          Evaporator with controller, 3 fans

–          Humidifier (NEB 6500 or similar)

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RFP: Procurement of legal services for USAID funded FTF Egypt FAS Project

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RFP Number: RFP-002

Issuance Date: April 3, 2019

Deadline for Questions: April 10, 2019

Deadline for Offers: April 24, 2019

Description: Procurement of legal services for USAID funded FTF Egypt FAS Project

For: Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support Project

Funded By: USAID AID-263-A-15-00022

Implemented By: CNFA

Points of Contact

Mr. Mohamed Hendawi

Procurement Officer

Villa Taie, Ramla, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

0100 708 1927

mhendawi@egyptfas.org

 

and

 

Mr. Brett Aronson

Program Officer

1828 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington D.C. 20036

+1 202-296-3920

baronson@cnfa.org

Section 1: Introduction, Technical Background and Scope of Work

 

1.1 Introduction: CNFA is a non-profit international development organization based in Washington D.C. which currently implements the FTF Egypt FAS project in Egypt. As a part of project implementation activities, CNFA is seeking the services of local legal counsel to provide guidance pertaining to local labor law, registration requirements, tax exemption, and similar operational tasks.

 

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

1.2: Scope of Work: CNFA requires the services of local legal counsel to advise the organization in ongoing operations in Egypt including guidance on the labor law, review of labor contracts, review of labor policy manuals, project close-out support, and other legal issues related to the NGO’s operations in Egypt that may arise. Please note that CNFA will require legal services to be provided in English, except in cases where Arabic would be required such as drafting Arabic-language correspondence or reviewing documents in Arabic.

 

1.3: Anticipated Period of Performance: May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020 on an as needed basis

 

1.4: Tasks: The selected offeror is expected to provide, through in-person meetings in Egypt, phone calls, and in writing as requested by CNFA, services such as but not limited to:

 

·         Provide an overview of key requirements of the labor law for long term employees and consultants such as labor categories, severance, leave policies, 13th month bonuses, probation and termination procedures, salary increases, other fringe benefits (required vs. industry norms), etc.

·         Review CNFA’s long term employment agreement and consultant agreement in both Arabic and English to ensure compliance with local labor law.

·         Review CNFA’s employee policy manual in both Arabic and English to ensure compliance with local labor law and standard practices.

·         Provide guidance in the event of legal questions or disputes.

·         Provide guidance related to project close-out, such as document retention requirements, transfer of ownership/disposition of assets, and end of project staff terminations.

·         Other tasks as requested and assigned by CNFA.    

 

Section 2: Instructions to Offerors

      2.1 Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 17:00 Egypt time (GMT +2), April 24, 2019. Offers must be submitted by email or hard copy delivery to the Villa Taie, Ramla, West Bank, Luxor Egypt office. Hard copy offers must be addressed to FTF Egypt FAS Procurement Team. Any emailed offers must be emailed to procurement@egyptfas.org and baronson@cnfa.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FTF Egypt FAS Project office located at Villa Taie, Ramla West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Email submissions are preferred.

 

Please reference the RFP number in any response to this RFP. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

 

2.2 Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFP may be submitted no later than 17:00 Egypt time (GMT+2) on April 10, 2019 by email to Egypt FAS Procurement Team at procurement@egyptfas.org and baronson@cnfa.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 RFP recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

 

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the RFP 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 RFP.

 

2.3 Evaluation and Award: The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the RFP instructions, meets the eligibility requirements, and meets or exceeds the minimum required technical specifications, and is determined via a trade-off analysis to be the best value based on application of the below evaluation criteria. Best value determination will consider both technical and financial proposals, i.e., the best approach and anticipated results in combination with a reasonable cost. Proposed costs must reflect and clearly match the degree of sophistication of the technical approach.

 

The relative importance of each individual criterion is indicated by the number of points below:

 

·         Technical, 70 points –

o   Prior successful experience providing support to international non-profit organizations in Egypt funded by USAID or other donor organizations, supported by relevant references.

o   Ability to provide reliable Egyptian labor law guidance, and other services to such as tax exemption and registration specifically for NGOs.

o   Qualifications of proposed personnel

o   Suitability of proposed approach

o   Professionalism and responsiveness of proposal

·         Cost Proposal, 30 points – overall price and payment terms for the legal services procured

 

Best-offer proposals are requested. It is anticipated that award will be made solely on the basis of these original proposals. 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 RFP, CNFA may issue a partial award or split the award among various suppliers, if in the best interest of the CNFA;

·         CNFA may cancel this RFP at any time.

 

CNFA anticipates awarding a service agreement to the successful offeror.

2.4 Cost Proposal: Pricing must be presented in Egyptian Pounds. Please include payment terms as part of the cost proposal, noting that CNFA prefers to make payment following the completion of services rather than in advance.  Offers must remain valid for not less than sixty (60) calendar days after the offer deadline. Offerors are requested to provide offers on official letterhead in accordance with the format provided in Annex 4.

 

2.5 Proposal Format Instructions: All proposals must be formatted in accordance with the below requirements:

 

(a)    English language only

(b)    Include the individual/agency/organization name, date, RFP number, and page numbers as a header or footer throughout the document.

(c)    The Technical Proposal must be in the format provided in Annex 3.

(d)    The Cost Proposal must be in the format provided in Annex 4.

 

A full proposal will include the following documents:

(a)    A cover letter on company letterhead, signed by an authorized representative of the offeror (Annex 2).

(b)    A complete Technical Proposal in response to the evaluation criteria in Section 2.3 and in the format provided in Annex 3.

(c)    A complete Cost Proposal in response to the terms of Section 2.4, the evaluation criteria in Section 2.3, and in the format provided in Annex 4.

(d)    A copy of the offeror’s business license, or, if an individual, a copy of his/her identification card.

(e)    At least three (3) contacts for references from organizations/individuals for which the offeror has successfully performed similar work in the past 3 years. 

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RFQ: Purchase laptops

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: 005

Issuance Date: 03/26/19

Deadline for Questions: 04/01/19

Deadline for Offers: 04/09/19

Description: Purchase of 24 laptops purchasing in 3 tranches over the coming 2-3 months, software and associated supplies

For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity

Funded By: USAID

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact: info@ag-invest.org 

 

1.       Introduction: The Agribusiness Investment Activity is a USAID Feed the Future program implemented by CNFA in Nigeria. The USAID/Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity is a 5-year year, $15 million-dollar project implemented by CNFA as part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future Initiative.  The project’s goal is to strengthen the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture.

 

As part of project activities, the Agribusiness Investment Activity requires the purchase of 24 laptops purchasing in an anticipated 3 tranches (tranche 1: 10 laptops; tranche 2: 8 laptops; tranche 3: 6 laptops) over the coming 2-3 months, along with software and computer components to enable staff to conduct activities. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items. 

 

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.

 

2.       Offer Deadline and Protocol:Offers must be received no later than 15:00 pm, Nigerian local Time, on April 9, 2019. Offers must be submitted by email to info@ag-invest.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 considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the laptops required & specification requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 15:00 pm Nigerian local Time on April 1, 2019 by email to info@ag-invest.org. Questions 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.

 

4.       Technical Requirements: The table in Annex 4 summarizes the technical requirements of the laptops being purchased. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format. 

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RFQ: Establish Post Harvest Centre for Herbs and Spices I Assuit Governorate

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-GRANTS- El-Esraa-2019-02-01

Issuance Date: February  01, 2019

Site Visit ( Upon Confirmation): Anticipated; Monday, February 18, 2019

 

Offerors are strongly encouraged to participate in the site visit, to best understand the specifications of the equipment being requested.

Offerors must indicate their interest in participating in a site visit to procurement@egyptfas.orgby Tuesday, February 12, 2019

El-Esraa (Association for Community Development – Abnoub ) – Assuit Governorate

 

specific details to be provided on logistics of site visit upon expression of interest by bidders to participate.

Deadline for Questions: Sunday, Febraury 24, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: Sunday, March 03, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Description: Establish Post Harvest Centre for Herbs and Spices I Assuit Governorate

For: Egypt Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS)

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Contract Number: AID-263-A-15-00022

Implemented By: CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture)

Point of Contact FAS Procurement Manager procurement@egyptfas.org 

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RFQ: Establish Seeds, Herbs and Chamomile drying & Packing lines in Menya Governorate

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-GRANTS- LOTUS-2019-02-01

Issuance Date: February  01, 2019

Site Visit ( Upon Confirmation) Anticipated; Sunday, February 17, 2019

 

Offerors are strongly encouraged to participate in the site visit, to best understand the specifications of the equipment being requested.

Offerors must indicate their interest in participating in a site visit to procurement@egyptfas.orgby Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lotus (Upper Egypt Company for Organic Herbs and Spices) – Menya Governorate

 

specific details to be provided on logistics of site visit upon expression of interest by bidders to participate.

Deadline for Questions: Sunday, Febraury 24, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: Sunday, March 03, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Description: Establish Seeds, Herbs and Chamomile drying & Packing lines in Menya Governorate

For: Egypt Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS)

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Contract Number: AID-263-A-15-00022

Implemented By: CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture)

Point of Contact FAS Procurement Manager procurement@egyptfas.org 

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RFQ: Hazelnut Drying Equipment

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CNFA announces a Request for Quotations (RFQ) #CNFA-AZ-90 through an open tender for procurement ofHazelnut Drying Equipment.

1. Purchaser Information: 

Purchaser: CNFA 

City: Baku 

Email: procurement@asapaz.org 

 

2. Subject of Procurement:

The subject of the procurement is Hazelnut Drying Equipment.

3. 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 7, 2019. The deadline for accepting bids will be 18:00 Baku time on February 11, 2019.

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RFQ: Equipment line for mixing, mincing, and forming dried fruits and berries

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CNFA announces a Request for Quotations (RFQ) #CNFA-AZ-87 through an open tender for procurement of an equipment line for mixing, mincing, and forming dried fruits and berries.

 

1. Purchaser Information:

 

Purchaser: CNFA

 

City: Baku

 

Email: procurement@asapaz.org 

 

2. Subject of Procurement:

A purchase of a mixing, mincing, and forming equipment line for Balakan Foods LLC in Balakan region

 

3. Other Conditions:

All tender documentation, including terms and conditions for this procurement, will be provided upon request by email upon CNFA’s receipt of requests from interested vendors at the following address: procurement@asapaz.org. Tender documentation will not be provided after 18:00 Baku time on January 25, 2019. The deadline for receiving bids will be 18:00 Baku time on January 28, 2019.

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RFQ: Hazelnut Farming Machinery and Equipment

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: CNFA-AZ-86

Issuance Date: December 20, 2018

Deadline for Questions: January 9, 2019

Deadline for Offers: January 15, 2019

Description: Hazelnut Farming Machinery and Equipment

For: Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP)

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

AID-112-C-14-00001

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact

Ms. Konul Veliyeva

Subcontracts & TTF Specialist

procurement@asapaz.org

 

1.      Introduction: The Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP) is a USAID 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 machinery and equipment for the Azerbaijan Hazelnut Producers and Processors Association (AHPEA). The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for this activity.

 

The proposed project activity involves establishment of an Agricultural Services Center, including machinery and processing equipment for AHPEA in Zagatala region. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items.

 

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.

 

2.      Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received by no later than 18:00 Baku time on January 15, 2019. 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 considered only at the discretion of CNFA. Offers must be submitted 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 considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

 

It is not required to provide offers for all machinery and equipment. Partial offers will be accepted.

 

3.      Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted by no later than 18:00 Baku time on January 9, 2019 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.

4.      Technical Requirements: Below are the technical requirements of the commodities/services. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format.

 

The subject of this RFQ is procurement of two tractors, two air blast sprayers and two flail mowers. In order to establish an Agricultural Service Center, the Association requires for its ownership and operation innovative orchard management machinery. The machinery includes both an air-blast orchard sprayer and “Flail-Type” mower for controlling grasses and weeds between rows. This type of mower is currently not used in the hazelnut industry in Azerbaijan and so this demonstration of modern, improved machinery would be a significant step forward for hazelnut producers. 

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RFQ: Delivery of Global G.A.P compliance items for 650 Farmers in 6 Associations

Posted On: Filed Under:

RFQ Number: RFQ GAP Tools 2018

Issuance Date: November 30 2018

Deadline for Questions: December 9 2018

Deadline for Offers: 4:00 PM CLT December 9, 2018

Description: Delivery of Global G.A.P compliance items for 650 Farmers in 6 Associations

For: Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) Project

Funded By: USAID AID-216-A-15-00022

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact

FAS Procurement Manager

Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

procurement@egyptfas.org

 

1. Introduction: The Egypt FAS is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of the FAS project is to Support smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt.

As part of project activities, the FAS Project will train and assist 2,000 farmers in gaining Global GAP and Fair trade certification. For this purpose, FAS Project is procuring safety tools & kits with this RFQ, please refer to Section 4 the technical requirements of this document.

 

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.

 

2.  Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 4:00 PM CLT December 4, 2018 Offers must be submitted by email. Any emailed offers must be emailed to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS procurement team.

 

 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 considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

 

3. Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 1:00 pm CLT on December 9, 2018 by email to Procurement@egyptfas.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.

 

4.  Technical Requirements: The table below contains the technical requirements of the commodities. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format in accordance with the following assumptions:

All the specifications mentioned here in this document are the minimum specifications. 

Sample or Brochures and catalogues, or pictures submission with the RFQ are highly encouraged.

Offerors should submit their “best offer” for each item in full compliance with the technical specifications, i.e. one quotation per item, and should not provide multiple varieties for consideration. 

Offerors must offer the entire quantity or quantities indicated

CNFA intends to award a Blanket Purchase Agreement, which will allow CNFA to make recurring purchases from the selected vendor. Accordingly, the quantities indicated in the table below are quantities that FAS project plans to procure on a rolling basis through use of a blanket purchase agreement signed with the selected offeror. CNFA expects offerors to indicate their ability to provide the requested items at the required specifications listed. CNFA will then issue individual Purchase Orders of varying quantities on a recurring basis during the life of the Blanket Purchase Agreement of 12 months. 

Offerors must submit quotations with clearly specified unit prices, and these unit prices should

remain unchanged should CNFA request to increase or decrease the quantity of items proposed in      

the table included in the full RFQ. CNFA will not consider offers which provide quotations without unit prices.

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