Post-Sale Monitization Assessment

Post-Sale Monitization Assessment

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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

Program Coordinator

1828 L St NW, Washington DC 20036

202-296-3920

abrandes@cnfa.org

 

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:

 

BACKGROUND 

 

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.

 

OBJECTIVE

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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External Contractor- Baseline Study

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This SOW outlines the expectations and requirements for a contractor to provide services for the implementation of a baseline study for the USDA Food for Progress MOCA project, implemented by CNFA.  

 

Overview

 

The MOCA project is a three-year project funded by the USDA Food for Progress program and implemented by CNFA with subcontractor Socodevi. The project started in October 2017 and is scheduled to end in September 2020.  The project is implemented in Cote d’Ivoire. The project locations will be 3 micro-production zones in the Cote D’Ivoire’s cacao belt (Abengourou, Daloa and Soubre).  

 

MOCA seeks the services of a contractor to provide technical expertise for the design of the baseline study methodology, development of study tools, quality control during field work, and analysis and reporting. MOCA will take responsibility for data collection including logistics and data capture in digital form. The detailed set of tasks for this SOW is provided in Section III: Contractor SOW. 

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