Grants Monitoring Officer

Grants Monitoring Officer

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 Background and Purpose

 

The Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program is a five year, $23 million USAID funded program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of FAS is to increase agriculture-related incomes of smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. The program will achieve this goal by implementing a market-driven approach that facilitates sustainable, pro-poor value chain development and helps smallholders increase access to domestic and export markets. The market-driven approach will be supported by four interrelated components: 1) improved on-farm production, 2) more efficient post-harvest processes, 3) improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and 4) improved nutritional status, especially for women and children. 

 

Position Summary:

 

The Grants Monitoring Officer is responsible for monitoring grantees under the Project, which include private businesses and cooperatives/associations. The Grants Officer tracks grantee performance in compliance with USAID and CNFA guidelines by collecting both programmatic and grant specific data to measure grantees’ progress towards agreed upon business and social achievements. The grantee monitoring will be conducted via visiting the grantees to observe and report on technical, as well as programmatic implementation of grants. The Grants Monitoring Officer will collect data like the number of beneficiaries served during the month, types of services/training grantee provided, number of jobs created, etc. This position reports directly to the Business Development Services Team Leader and is based in Luxor. This position requires extensive travel in Upper Egypt and applicant should be able to travel up to 70% of the time. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Business Development Services Team leader in monitoring and tracking grantee business and social performance and implementation of activities according to USAID and CNFA policies
  • Collect grantee data for monitoring and oversight of the Project grants implementation;
  • Assist in development and implementation of processes and methodologies to ensure consistent data collection with grantees
  • Provide feedback and coaching to grantees to effectively submit quality data to Project
  • Assist in inputting grantee data to online database
  • Contribute to regular project reports, work plans, success stories and other deliverables including grant reports
  • Develop a project grantee tracking system;
  • Maintain necessary grant documentation and reporting in accordance with USAID and CNFA guidelines;
  • Identify issues and risks related to grant program implementation;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of agriculture economics, business management and/or food security is a must – Either a Masters’ degree or a Bachelors’ degree with 5+ years of experience is required – International donor experience is required, USAID experience is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in M&E for international development programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of tracking and monitoring business performance for agricultural businesses and cooperatives/associations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan is required and relevant experience with USAID projects is preferred
  • Expertise in innovative data collection, management, sharing, and visualization is required
  • Fluency in Arabic and very good English is a must

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Communications Consultant

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Background:

 CNFA is currently seeking a consultant to provide communications support for the USAID funded Food-Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project.  This project will focuses on agricultural value chain development targeting smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. 

Assignment:

The consultant will help identify and draft success stories, and help finalize project deliverables.

Estimated Period of Performance: 4-6 weeks depending on need

Place of Performance: Egypt

Required Qualifications

  • Prior USAID or other international donor experience preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;Strong English writing skills
  • A firm understanding of agricultural development issues

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

RFQ: Provision of Hardware and Software for security camera system

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-Security Camera System 6.3.19

Issuance Date: June 7, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

Description: Provision of Hardware and Software for security camera system

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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers. The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5. To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses. The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase, delivery, installation, testing, training of staff and provision of warranty and after sale service for the security camera system. 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.

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RFQ: Tent sets for fruit and vegetable collection points.

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ Collection Point Tents – 2019-06-10

Issuance Date: June 5, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 20, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 30, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Description: Tent sets for fruit and vegetable collection points.

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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers. The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5. To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses. The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase of assembly tent sets forfruit and vegetable collection points. 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 no later than Sunday June 30, 2019 at 3:00pm local time by either email or hard copy delivery. Any emailed offers must be sent to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Hard copies shall be addressed to FtF Egypt FAS Procurement Manager

 

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.

 

Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than June 20, 2019, at 3:00pm local time to FAS Procurement Manager at 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.

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RFP: Fixed Assets Evaluation Services

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RFP Number: RFP Assets Evaluation Services

Issuance Date: June 5, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 20, 2019

Deadline for Offers: June 30, 2019

Description: Fixed Assets Evaluation Services

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

 

Section 1: Introduction, Technical Background and Scope of Work

 

1.1 Introduction: The Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of the FAS project is to increase agriculture-related incomes of smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt.

 

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 is soliciting proposals from property evaluation agencies to provide a comprehensive set of evaluations for land, property, equipment/machinery owned by businesses and farmers in Upper Egypt.  The External Evaluator Agency should be able to:

·         Perform property valuation and provide current estimated value of the evaluated property in EGP or USD;

·         Determine the price of specific land plots per square meter in Upper Egypt. The land plot locations will be identified by the project;

·         Evaluate existing constructions and provide estimated value in EGP or USD;

·         Evaluate the price of constructions works and provide estimated value in EGP or USD;

·         Assign the current market value to equipment that was purchased up to 10 years prior to this evaluation;

·         Identify Market Risk and price volatility for evaluated items for upcoming 2 years. 

 

Property evaluation agencies are expected to submit offers according to the proposal instructions contained in this RFP.

 

1.3: Period of Performance: the anticipated period of performance starts on the date of signing a contract with CNFA and will end on June 1, 2020. The allocated time for evaluating each site is up to a maximum of 7 working days. There is an estimated amount of 15 sites to be evaluated. These sites are situated throughout Upper Egypt.  

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RFQ: Supply, Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Warranty for Agricultural Tractors Attachments, Tools & Accessories.

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-No. 2 GRANTS- IS-ASC-2019-04-01

Issuance Date: May 23, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 3, 2019 @ Local time 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 23, 2019 @ Local time 3:00pm

Description: Supply,Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Warranty for Agricultural Tractors Attachments, Tools & Accessories.

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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers.  The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5.  To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses.  The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of the project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase of tractors’ attachments, tools & accessories for its selected grantees. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for Agriculturaltractors attachments, tools & accessories (lot 2)  as described below

 

CNFA also encourages interested offerors to submit quotations in response to future related solicitations for the procurement of additional input supply-related equipment. These additional solicitations will be released shortly after the release of this current solicitation and grouped by type of equipment. There  are 4 other solicitations (RFQ). Offerors can submit offers for the other RFQ’s (all lots, multiple lots, or one lot), though preference will be given to offerors who can address a larger number of lots.

 

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 no later than Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ Local time 3:00pm by either email or hard copy delivery. Any emailed offers must be sent to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Hard copies shall be addressed to FtF Egypt FAS Procurement Manager

 

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.

 

Offerors are encouraged to submit offers for the specifications listed; materials and equipment with alternative specifications may not be considered.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than June 3, 2019 @ Local time 3:00pm to FAS Procurement Manager at 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.       Offer guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

Offerors must provide an offer guarantee of a value of US $5,000 when submitting their offer. This guarantee will be released to unsuccessful offerors once the RFQ procedure has been completed and to the successful offeror[s] upon signature of the contract by all parties. This guarantee will be called upon if the offeror does not fulfil all obligations stated in its offer.

 

5.       Performance guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

The successful offeror will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 5% of the amount of the Purchase Order at the signing phase. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned Purchase Order no later than 15 days after the offeror receives the purchase order by CNFA. If the selected offeror fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the purchase order will be void and a new purchase order may be drawn up and sent to the offeror which has submitted the next best offer.

 

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

·         All equipment and materials must be delivered, installed, and commissioned to/at the business location specified in the technical specification table and training must be provided on the use and maintenance of the equipment and must take place onsite at the business location.

·         The supplies must be accompanied by the necessary accessories / training kit to ensure proper maintenance of equipment. The successful offeror should at least provide basic oil change, filter replacement, and spare part replacement training.

·         Training materials, equipment operating manuals must be substantive and translated into the Arabic language if Arabic is not the original language. Training must be provided in the Arabic language.

·         CNFA reserves the right to vary quantities specified in the RFQ during negotiations and at the time of issuing purchase order and during the validity of the contract. Offerors must complete the following table as part of a full and complete offer submission.

·          Column 4 is to be filled in by the offeror and must detail what is offered (for example the words “compliant” or “yes” are not sufficient) 

·         Column 7 allows the offeror to make remarks on its proposed supply and to make eventual references to the documentation.

·         The offer must be clear enough to allow the evaluators to make an easy comparison between the requested specifications and the offered specifications.

·         All the equipment shall be provided complete with the necessary accessories and/or parts such as to ensure that the unit is capable of operating to the required technical and quality specifications. All specification details listed for each item are the minimum requirements. Any improvements on the specifications or additional features offered should be clearly identified in the Supplier’s offer. Any offers exceeding the minimum specifications will not influence the technical compliance and will not yield a higher score.

·         The items provided should not be hybrids and should be a registered brand name. Because of the variety of equipment, it is impossible to put the “one manufacturer” condition, thus for compatibility purposes it is required to follow the compatibility requirements very strictly (e.g. tractor with trailer, particularly in respect of hydraulic tipping and braking connections).

·         All equipment units must be capable of operating effectively in an environment with the following temperature and humidity conditions:

–          Temperature Range:  – 5 C to + 40 C

–          Relative Humidity: 30% – 80%

The training costs shall be entirely supported by the Supplier. 

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RFQ: Supply, Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Warranty for Agricultural Green Houses & Accessories.

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-No. 3 GRANTS- IS-ASC-2019-04-01

Issuance Date: May 23, 2019

Deadline for Questions: June 3, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 23, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Description: Supply,Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Warranty for Agricultural Green Houses & Accessories.

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 

 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers.  The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5.  To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses.  The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase of Agricultural Green Houses & Accessories for its selected grantees. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for lot 3 – Agricultural Green Houses & Accessories.

 

CNFA also encourages interested offerors to submit quotations in response to future related solicitations for the procurement of additional input supply-related equipment. These additional solicitations will be released shortly after the release of this current solicitation and grouped by type of equipment. There will be 4 other solicitations (RFQ). Offerors can submit offers for all lots, multiple lots, or one lot, though preference will be given to offerors who can address a larger number of lots.

 

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 no later than Sunday June 23, 2019 at 3:00pm local time by either email or hard copy delivery. Any emailed offers must be sent to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Hard copies shall be addressed to FtF Egypt FAS Procurement Manager

 

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.

 

Offerors are encouraged to submit offers for the specifications listed; materials and equipment with alternative specifications may not be considered.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than June 3, 2019, at 3:00pm local time to FAS Procurement Manager at 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.       Offer guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

Offerors must provide an offer guarantee of a value of US $5,000 when submitting their offer. This guarantee will be released to unsuccessful offerors once the RFQ procedure has been completed and to the successful offeror[s] upon signature of the contract by all parties. This guarantee will be called upon if the offeror does not fulfil all obligations stated in its offer.

 

5.       Performance guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

The successful offeror will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 5% of the amount of the Purchase Order at the signing phase. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned Purchase Order no later than 15 days after the offeror receives the purchase order by CNFA. If the selected offeror fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the purchase order will be void and a new purchase order may be drawn up and sent to the offeror which has submitted the next best offer.

 

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

·         All equipment and materials must be delivered, installed, and commissioned to/at the business location specified in the technical specification table and training must be provided on the use and maintenance of the equipment and must take place onsite at the business location.

·         The supplies must be accompanied by the necessary accessories / training kit to ensure proper maintenance of equipment. The successful offeror should at least provide basic oil change, filter replacement, and spare part replacement training.

·         Training materials, equipment operating manuals must be substantive and translated into the Arabic language if Arabic is not the original language. Training must be provided in the Arabic language.

·         CNFA reserves the right to vary quantities specified in the RFQ during negotiations and at the time of issuing purchase order and during the validity of the contract. Offerors must complete the following table as part of a full and complete offer submission.

·          Column 4 is to be filled in by the offeror and must detail what is offered (for example the words “compliant” or “yes” are not sufficient) 

·         Column 7 allows the offeror to make remarks on its proposed supply and to make eventual references to the documentation.

·         The offer must be clear enough to allow the evaluators to make an easy comparison between the requested specifications and the offered specifications.

·         All the equipment shall be provided complete with the necessary accessories and/or parts such as to ensure that the unit is capable of operating to the required technical and quality specifications. All specification details listed for each item, are the minimum requirements. Any improvements on the specifications or additional features offered should be clearly identified in the Supplier’s offer. Any offers exceeding the minimum specifications will not influence the technical compliance and will not yield a higher score.

·         The items provided should not be hybrids and should be a registered brand name. Because of the variety of equipment, it is impossible to put the “one manufacturer” condition, thus for compatibility purposes it is required to follow the compatibility requirements very strictly (e.g. tractor with trailer, particularly in respect of hydraulic tipping and braking connections).

·         All equipment units must be capable of operating effectively in an environment with the following temperature and humidity conditions:

–          Temperature Range:  – 5 C to + 40 C

–          Relative Humidity: 30% – 80%

·         The training costs shall be entirely supported by the Supplier.

 

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RFQ: Supply, Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Training and Warranty for Scientific Laboratory testing equipment

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ No.4-GRANTS- IS-ASC-2019-04-01

Issuance Date: May 16, 2019

Deadline for Questions: May 26, 2019- Local time @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 06, 2019 –  Local time@ 3:00pm

Description: Supply,Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Training and Warranty for Scientific Laboratory testing equipment

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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers.  The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5.  To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses.  The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of the project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase of Scientific Laboratory testing equipment for its grants program. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for Agricultural Scientific Laboratory testing equipment (lot 4) –  as described below.

 

CNFA also encourages interested offerors to submit quotations in response to future related solicitations for the procurement of additional input supply-related equipment. These additional solicitations will be released shortly after the release of this current solicitation and grouped by type of equipment. There are 4 other solicitations (RFQ). Offerors can submit offers for the other RFQ’s (all lots, multiple lots, or one lot), though preference will be given to offerors who can address a larger number of lots.

 

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 no later than Thursday June 6, 2019 at 3:00pm local time by either email or hard copy delivery. Any emailed offers must be sent to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Hard copies shall be addressed to FtF Egypt FAS Procurement Manager

 

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.

 

Offerors are encouraged to submit offers for the specifications listed; materials and equipment with alternative specifications may not be considered.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than May 26, 2019, at 3:00pm local time to FAS Procurement Manager at 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.       Offer guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

Offerors must provide an offer guarantee of a value of US $5,000 when submitting their offer. This guarantee will be released to unsuccessful offerors once the RFQ procedure has been completed and to the successful offeror[s] upon signature of the contract by all parties. This guarantee will be called upon if the offeror does not fulfil all obligations stated in its offer.

 

5.       Performance guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

The successful offeror will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 5% of the amount of the Purchase Order at the signing phase. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned Purchase Order no later than 15 days after the offeror receives the purchase order by CNFA. If the selected offeror fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the purchase order will be void and a new purchase order may be drawn up and sent to the offeror which has submitted the next best offer.

 

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

·         All equipment and materials must be delivered, installed, and commissioned to/at the business location specified in the technical specification table and training must be provided on the use and maintenance of the equipment and must take place onsite at the business location.

·         The supplies must be accompanied by the necessary accessories / training kit to ensure proper maintenance of equipment. The successful offeror should at least provide basic oil change, filter replacement, and spare part replacement training.

·         Training materials, equipment operating manuals must be substantive and translated into the Arabic language if Arabic is not the original language. Training must be provided in the Arabic language.

·         CNFA reserves the right to vary quantities specified in the RFQ during negotiations and at the time of issuing purchase order and during the validity of the contract. Offerors must complete the following table as part of a full and complete offer submission.

·          Column 4 is to be filled in by the offeror and must detail what is offered (for example the words “compliant” or “yes” are not sufficient) 

·         Column 7 allows the offeror to make remarks on its proposed supply and to make eventual references to the documentation.

·         The offer must be clear enough to allow the evaluators to make an easy comparison between the requested specifications and the offered specifications.

·         All the equipment shall be provided complete with the necessary accessories and/or parts such as to ensure that the unit is capable of operating to the required technical and quality specifications. All specification details listed for each item are the minimum requirements. Any improvements on the specifications or additional features offered should be clearly identified in the Supplier’s offer. Any offers exceeding the minimum specifications will not influence the technical compliance and will not yield a higher score.

·         The items provided should not be hybrids and should be a registered brand name. Because of the variety of equipment, it is impossible to put the “one manufacturer” condition, thus for compatibility purposes it is required to follow the compatibility requirements very strictly (e.g. Scientific Laboratory testing equipment with trailer, particularly in respect of hydraulic tipping and braking connections).

·         All equipment units must be capable of operating effectively in an environment with the following temperature and humidity conditions:

–          Temperature Range:  – 5 C to + 40 C

–          Relative Humidity: 30% – 80%

·         The training costs shall be entirely supported by the Supplier.

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RFQ: Supply, Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Training and Warranty for pre-cooling and cooling rooms, pomegranate sorting and grading machine, electric scale, electric forklift and a diesel generator

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RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ No. 5-GRANTS- IS-ASC-2019-04-01

Issuance Date: May 16, 2019

Deadline for Questions: May 26, 2019 Local time- @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: June 06, 2019 Local time- @ 3:00pm

Description: Supply, Delivery, Commissioning, and Provision of Training and Warranty for pre-cooling and cooling rooms, pomegranate sorting and grading machine, electric scale, electric forklift and a diesel generator

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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt. The five-year FAS program aims to dramatically increase incomes and improve food security for at least 14,000 Upper Egyptian smallholder farmers.  The market-driven approach of the project is supported by four interrelated components, including improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5.  To promote post-harvest efficiency, the project vertically integrates farmer groups and develops agro-processing enterprises through cold chain expansion, storage facilities, and pack houses.  The project will achieve an annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through activities such as the introduction of new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels. CNFA manages a matching grant fund which will be used to refurbish and develop productive infrastructure, catalyze innovation, stimulate investment, and support the development of critical value chain segments.

 

As part of project activities, the CNFA/FAS Project requires the purchase of pre-cooling and cooling rooms, pomegranate sorting and grading machine, electric scale, electric forklift and a diesel generator as described below. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for – – Food Processing Equipment (Lot 5).

 

CNFA also encourages interested offerors to submit quotations in response to future related solicitations for the procurement of additional input supply-related equipment. These additional solicitations will be released shortly after the release of this current solicitation and grouped by type of equipment. There are 4 other solicitations (RFQ). Offerors can submit offers for the other RFQ’s (all lots, multiple lots, or one lot), though preference will be given to offerors who can address a larger number of lots.

 

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 no later than Thursday June 6, 2019 at 3:00pm local time by either email or hard copy delivery. Any emailed offers must be sent to procurement@egyptfas.org. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the FAS office located at Villa Taie, Gezira Gardens Street, Ramla, El Bairat, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt. Hard copies shall be addressed to FtF Egypt FAS Procurement Manager

 

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.

 

Offerors are encouraged to submit offers for the specifications listed; materials and equipment with alternative specifications may not be considered.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than May 26, 2019, at 3:00pm local time to FAS Procurement Manager at 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.       Offer guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

Offerors must provide an offer guarantee of a value of US $5,000 when submitting their offer. This guarantee will be released to unsuccessful offerors once the RFQ procedure has been completed and to the successful offeror[s] upon signature of the contract by all parties. This guarantee will be called upon if the offeror does not fulfil all obligations stated in its offer.

 

5.       Performance guarantee (Bank letter of guarantee/ payable cheque)

The successful offeror will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 5% of the amount of the Purchase Order at the signing phase. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned Purchase Order no later than 15 days after the offeror receives the purchase order by CNFA. If the selected offeror fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the purchase order will be void and a new purchase order may be drawn up and sent to the offeror which has submitted the next best offer.

 

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

·         All equipment and materials must be delivered, installed, and commissioned to/at the business location specified in the technical specification table and training must be provided on the use and maintenance of the equipment and must take place onsite at the business location.

·         The supplies must be accompanied by the necessary accessories / training kit to ensure proper maintenance of equipment. The successful offeror should at least provide basic oil change, filter replacement, and spare part replacement training.

·         Training materials, equipment operating manuals must be substantive and translated into the Arabic language if Arabic is not the original language. Training must be provided in the Arabic language.

·         CNFA reserves the right to vary quantities specified in the RFQ during negotiations and at the time of issuing purchase order and during the validity of the contract. Offerors must complete the following table as part of a full and complete offer submission.

·          Column 4 is to be filled in by the offeror and must detail what is offered (for example the words “compliant” or “yes” are not sufficient) 

·         Column 7 allows the offeror to make remarks on its proposed supply and to make eventual references to the documentation.

·         The offer must be clear enough to allow the evaluators to make an easy comparison between the requested specifications and the offered specifications.

·         All the equipment shall be provided complete with the necessary accessories and/or parts such as to ensure that the unit is capable of operating to the required technical and quality specifications. All specification details listed for each item are the minimum requirements. Any improvements on the specifications or additional features offered should be clearly identified in the Supplier’s offer. Any offers exceeding the minimum specifications will not influence the technical compliance and will not yield a higher score.

·         The items provided should not be hybrids and should be a registered brand name. Because of the variety of equipment, it is impossible to put the “one manufacturer” condition, thus for compatibility purposes it is required to follow the compatibility requirements very strictly (e.g. tractor with trailer, particularly in respect of hydraulic tipping and braking connections).

·         All equipment units must be capable of operating effectively in an environment with the following temperature and humidity conditions:

–          Temperature Range:  – 5 C to + 40 C

–          Relative Humidity: 30% – 80%

The training costs shall be entirely supported by the Supplier. 

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