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

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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M&E Volunteer

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CNFA considers monitoring and evaluation to be an essential management support function that facilitates evidence-based program management through rigorous identification, testing, and scaling-up of interventions that maximize impact and cost-effectiveness. The Monitoring and Evaluation volunteer will support project’s evaluation and learning activities, and help team streamline MEL process via assisting in data collection, cleaning, reporting and success story writing.

This volunteer opportunity is a 2-month assignment with a possibility of extension, based in Luxor, Egypt, with frequent travel to surrounding governorates.

Tasks:

  • Assist in editing, producing, and distributing regular project reports, work plans, success stories, and other deliverables and updates to project management and CNFA HQ;
  • Coordinating the design and completion of the full cooperative/association list, with corresponding farmers/IDs/phone numbers from project’s seven governorates,
  • Assist in administration of the outcome survey taking place in upper Egypt,
  • Assist with data entry process;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be Egyptian National;
  • Preferably from Upper Egypt;
  • Candidates must either currently be in process of completing Bachelors degree curriculum in statistics or relevant field, or have recent Bachelors degree;
  • Experience in data collection and survey work preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe applications; advanced proficiency in Excel required;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and English mandatory.

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. 

RFA: لإنشاء مراكز جمع البستنة في صعيد مصر

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مشروع الغذاء للمستقبل بمصر لدعم الأمن الغذائي والأعمال الزراعية

طلب تقديم المقترح الكامل للجمعيات الأهلية والتعاونيات الزراعية الراغبة فى أنشاء مراكز لتجميع المحاصيل البستانية فى محافظات أسوان والأقصر وقنا وسوهاج وأسيوط والمنيا وبنى سويف

تاريخ الإصدار:6 فبراير 2019

أخر موعد لتلقى طلبات المقترح الكامل الى المشروع هو يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 18 مارس 2019 فى تمام الساعة الرابعة مساءا

يفضل ان تقدم المقترحات باللغة الانجليزية ولكن سوف يتم قبول المقترحات المقدمة باللغة العربية

عزيزي مقدم الطلب:

يعلن مشروع “الغذاء للمستقبل بمصر لدعم الأمن الغذائي والأعمال الزراعية” عن قبول مقترحات المشروعات  من الجمعيات الزراعية وجمعيات تنمية المجتع المصرية التى تعمل فى مجال الانتاج الزراعى والمسجلة قانونيا طبقا للوائح والقوانين المصرية  للتقدم لبرنامج المنح التنافسية والتى تعمل بنظام المساهمة فى التمويل بين المشروع والجمعيات الراغبة فى التقدم للحصول على هذة المنح لانشاء مراكز لتجميع المحاصيل البستانية

 

 و الغرض من هذة المنح هو دعم الجمعيات التعاونية الزراعية وجمعيات تنمية المجتمع المحلى العاملة فى مجال الانتاج الزراعى لانشاء مراكز لتجميع للمحاصيل البستانية فى صعيد مصر حيث انة من المتعارف علية ان  انتاج صغار المزارعين من المحاصيل البستانية غير كافى لتلبية احتياجات المشترين الكبيرة نظرا لصغر حجم الحيازات الزراعية وبالتالى الانتاج وحيث ان الجمعيات الزراعية وجمعيات تنمية المجتع التى تعمل فى مجال الانتاج الزراعى لديهم قدرات ادارية ويملكون اراضى وعلاقات طيبة مع صغار المزارعين تمكنهم من تنظيم عملية شراء الكميات المختلفة من صغار المزارعين وتجميعها فى مكان واحد لتلبية احتياجات المشترين

وبالتالى فان الغرض الاساسى من هذة المنح هو تشحيع انشاء مراكز لتجميع المحاصيل البستانية تمتلكها وتديرها الجمعيات الزراعية  وجمعيات تنمية المجتع التى تعمل فى الانتاج الزراعى فى المناطق التى يتوفر فيها انتاج الخضروات والفاكهة حيث يقوم صغار المزارعين بتوريد انتاجهم الى مراكز التحميع و يتم الاحتفاط بها لمدة يوم واحد قبل ان يتم شحنها مجمعة بمعرفة المشترين المتعاقدين على شراءها

 

وبالتالى فان الهدف الاساسى من مراكز التجميع للمحاصيل البستانية هو تجميع المحاصيل البستانية الطازجة من المزارعين مباشرة ووتخزينها لفترة وجيزة لتوفير الكميات المطلوبة للمشترين مما يؤدى الى تحسين عمليات سلامة المنتجات الزراعية وممارسات مابعد الحصاد لصغار المزارعين وبالتالى التيسير على التجار والمصدرين لشراء المحاصيل البستانية  من مكان تجميع واحد مما يؤدى الى تقليل الفاقد الذى يمكن ان يحدث من عمليات النقل المتكررة والتخزين الغير جيد ويؤدى ايضا الى تحسين تدفق المعلومات التسويقية والشفافية فى عمليات التداول وايضا التحكم فى مستوى الجودة والسلامة

 

هذة المنح تستهدف الجمعيات التعاونية الزراعية وجمعيات تنمية المجتمع المحلى العاملة فى المجال الزراعى فى صعيد مصر بغرض مساعدة صغار المزارعين للمحاصيل البستانية والتى يدعمها مشروع فاس والمتمثلة فى: الينسون والريحان و الشمر والعنب والفاصوليا الخضراء والمانجو والبردقوش و النعناع و البصل و الطماطم والبقدونس و الرمان و الزعتر و التمور و الفلفل و الباميا و البطاطا و الثوم و الكزبرة  و نباتات عطرية اخرى

 

. للحصول على المزيد من المعلومات ندعوكم  لحضور ورشة عمل حول اجراءات وكيفية كتابة المقترحات الكاملة في الأقصر يوم الثلاثاء الموافق التاسع عشر من فبراير 2019 بفندق ايتاب بالاقصر من الساعة العاشرة صباحا حتى الرابعة مساءا.  ستوفر ورشة العمل هذه إرشادات مفصلة بشأن كيفية استكمال/ملئ مقترح المشروع الكامل (الملحق 1).

 

قيمة المنح تتراوح مابين 5000 الى 10000 دولار امريكى وقيمة المنحة سوف يتم تحديدها طبقا لتوافر 

ضغط هنا لتحميل وثيقة المناقصة كاملة”

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

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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

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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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Team Leader – Agronomy

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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.

 

The Team Leader – Agronomy will be responsible providing overall strategic advice for the production component. Production interventions address constraints of farmer organizations in horticulture production.

 

This position reports directly to the Chief of Party and is based in Luxor. 

Tasks

  • Provide overall strategic direction and management for delivery of Component 1
  • Coordinate Global GAP and FloCert activities via Blue Moon
  • Manage visits of all Component 1 Volunteers and consultants
  • Design project interventions intended to, directly or indirectly, improve on-farm productivity
  • Oversee delivery of on-farm training and technical advice to improve volumes and quality
  • Promote investment in innovative tools and technology at the farm level
  • Support appropriate ICT solutions for extension and irrigation
  • Coordinate work with associations/cooperatives in alignment with market, post-harvest and business support teams to ensure a coherent whole-of-project approach
  • Build capacity of input suppliers for engaging and supplying smallholder farmers with affordable quality inputs
  • Support Chief of Party with timely and accurate reporting to USAID
  • Ensure high-quality performance of all related activities
  • Assist in the development of technical specifications for grant solicitations; assist in the review and assessment of potential grantees; attending workshops (i.e.Full Proposal Workshop) to provide technical guidance for grantees developing applications;assist in completion of pre-award and environmental assessment site visits when required; advise on technical components of grantees’ final project proposals; development and review of technical specifications and market feasibility of in-kind procurements and grantee cost share; monitoring and evaluation of grantee activities;serve as point of contact for portfolio of grantees as assigned;integrating grant activities into the overall technical vision of the project;contribute to grant close-out and equipment disposition.
  • Perform other tasks asassigned.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, agriculture economics, or related field
  • 10 years’ international experience in implementing agricultural development projects. Field experience in Egypt strongly preferred
  • Prior USAID or other international donor experience preferred
  • Experience in agricultural development including production, post-harvest management, and marketing is required.
  • Experience in designing and supervising agriculture production activities;
  • Experience working with production/agronomy, agricultural extension and value chain development
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Arabic and English required
  • Strong communication, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent team management skills

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.

M&E Manager

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Program Overview

The Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program is a five year, $23 million USAID and Feed the Future funded program implemented by CNFA in Egypt. The goal of FAS is to increase agriculture-related incomes of smallholder horticulture 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 Description

The M&E Manager will ensure the completion of all M&E activities across project components and will supervise coordination of USAID personnel, CNFA personnel, sub-contractors, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations in regards to M&E activity. 

CNFA considers monitoring and evaluation to be an essential management support function that facilitates evidence-based program management through rigorous identification, testing, and scaling-up of interventions that maximize impact and cost-effectiveness. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide technical expertise and strategic leadership for all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, with the objective of providing project managers and stakeholders with timely and relevant data and analysis to understand and adapt project performance. The M&E Manager will supervise staff to collect and analyze data and generate quality evidence for assessment and evaluations.  Responsibilities will include: strategic leadership of monitoring and evaluation efforts; management of the data quality strategy, including ensuring that quality and reliable data are collected, managed and shared in a timely manner; and coordination with key external stakeholders.

 

This position will be full-time, based in Luxor, Egypt, with frequent travel to surrounding governorates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of processes and methodologies to ensure consistent data collection and management in keeping with MEL Plan, M&E Field Guide, and other M&E related documents;
  • Oversee data collection and analysis to assess the impact of project activities on household nutrition, incomes and food security;
  • Lead the management of the project participant database, including overseeing data entry, data management, and ensuring data quality
  • Lead the evaluation of the cost and benefits of project interventions;
  • Track and analyze project indicators and capture best practices and lessons learned to incorporate into project activities
  • Present analysis findings to project staff to ensure there on-going learning;
  • Train project staff on their responsibilities for monitoring and evaluation;
  • Oversee all daily work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities of the project;
  • Produce, edit, and distribute regular project reports and updates to project management, regional management, and HQ;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  •  At least eight plus (8+) years of experience in the integration of M&E into field programming is required,
  • Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, or a related field is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • International donor experience, USAID program experience, and Feed the Future experience are required;
  • Experience managing M&E on agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security projects is required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading M&E of a large award is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan and routine monitoring systems is required within Feed the Future framework
  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, innovative data sharing, and data visualization is required;
  • Expertise in survey design, including development of a probabilistic sampling strategy, estimation of sample size, development of appropriate weights, and analysis of quantitative data, is required;
  • Outstanding ability to generate accurate qualitative information and analysis is required;
  • Strong English ability is required, understanding of local languages is highly desirable

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.

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

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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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RFP: Assets Evaluation Services – Oct 2018

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RFP Number: RFP Assets Evaluation Services – Oct 2018

Issuance Date: 18 November 2018

Deadline for Questions: 25 November 2018

Deadline for Offers: 02 December  2018

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 10 working days. There is an estimated amount of 28 sites to be evaluated. These sites are situated throughout Upper Egypt. 

 

Section 2: Instructions to Offerors

2.1 Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than December 02, 2018, 14:00 Cairo Local Time. Offers must be submitted by email. Any emailed offers must be emailed to Procurement@egyptfas.org.

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 box at the top 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 November 25, 2018 – 13:00 Cairo Local Time by email to Procurement@egyptfas.org. Questions must be submitted in writing via email; 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 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. 

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