RFP Number: 02/2019
Issuance Date: January 7, 2019
Deadline for Questions: January 8, 2019
Deadline for Offers: January 14, 2019
Description: Post-Sale Monetization Assessment
For: Maximizing Opportunities in Cocoa Activity (MOCA)
Funded By: USDA FCC-681-2017/029-00
Implemented By: CNFA
Point of Contact
Mr. Alex Brandes
1828 L St NW, Washington DC 20036
Section 1: Introduction, Technical Background and Scope of Work
1.1 Introduction: The MOCA project is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program implemented by CNFA in Cote d’Ivoire. The goal of the MOCA project is to implement activities to enhance the production, post-harvest and trade skills of 5,625 cocoa producers through the introduction of high-yield planting materials, enhanced group functionality, and expanded position of harvesting facilities and improved business practices. These activities will be supported by proceeds realized from the market sale (monetization) of U.S. agricultural commodities. The purpose of this RFP is to procure services from an independent evaluator to complete a post-sale monetization assessment and document the effects of monetization in Mozambique.
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:
While the original proposal was to monetize rice in Cote d’Ivoire, due to market changes CNFA had to reassess and USDA approved the monetization of crude degummed soybean oil in Mozambique, while the proceeds remain for Cote D’Ivoire. The first sale is due to arrive in Mozambique on January 1, 2019. CNFA anticipates two additional sales within the 2019 calendar year.
Before monetization occurred, a pre-monetization market analysis was conducted to comply with federal regulations that mandate against the displacement of normal commercial imports and disincentives to domestic production, while also requiring the availability of adequate storage facilities in the recipient country.
The primary objective of this study is to complete a post-sale monetization assessment to document the effects of monetization in Mozambique and to determine whether monetization sales caused any adverse market impacts. Adverse impacts may include: displacing commercial trade and discouraging local food production. The purpose of this RFP is to identify a qualified, independent consultant or firm to conduct the stated assessment.
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