Team: Programs | Commitment: Procurement | Location: Pakistan

RFQ: Catering and Event Management Service for Pakistani Meat Branding Dinner

RFQNumber:              AMD-084

Issuance Date:          January 30,2018

DeadlineforOffers:    February 6,2018

Description:               Catering and Event Management Service for Pakistani Meat Branding Dinner

For:                             The Agricultural Market Development (AMD)Program

FundedBy:                 United States Agency for International Development (USAID),

Contract/Cooperative Agreement/Grant No.AID-391-C-15-00003

ImplementedBy:             CNFA

 

PointofContact:              ProcurementDepartment

 

 

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Offerors responding to this RFQ must include the following as part of the proposal submission:

·         Disclose any close, familial, or financial relationships with CNFA or project staff. For example, if an offeror’s cousin is employed by the project, the offeror must statethis.

·         Discloseanyfamilyorfinancialrelationshipwithotherofferorssubmittingproposals.Forexample,iftheofferor’sfather owns a company that is submitting another proposal, the offeror must statethis.

·         Certifythatthepricesintheofferhavebeenarrivedatindependently,withoutanyconsultation,communication,or agreement with any other offeror or competitor for the purpose of restrictingcompetition.

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Please contact info@pakistan-amd.orgwith any questions or concerns regarding the above information or to report any potential violations. Potential violations may also be reported directly to CNFA at to HQContractsDept@cnfa.orgor by phone/Skype at 202-296-3920.

 Introduction:

The U.S. Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Program is a four year USAID funded program implemented by CNFA in Pakistan. The objective of AMD is to support the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand in targeted product lines.

 

In line with the overarching goal of AMD and the marketing strategy developed, participation in trade shows and other marketing events is a key element of the Project’s international marketing strategy. AMD will work towards facilitating participation of partner businesses at leading trade exhibitions and marketing events. The Project’s support will include targeted technical assistance for preparatory work prior to each show, facilitation for B2B interactions at the event itself and subsequent support for follow-up upon conclusion of the same.

 

In February 2017, AMD organized a dinner at the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai hosting 150 guests and trade envoys from over 8 countries. The event featured delicious Pakistani halal meat and high value, off-season vegetables. The event provided the perfect setting for a more intimate interaction between Pakistani exporters and leading wholesalers and importers from the GCC region. This year once again, the AMD project will organize a dinner to showcase Pakistan as a source of Halal, traceable and high quality meat, high value vegetables, citrus and mango. The dinner will be organized to showcase, launch and raise awareness of Pakistan as a Halal hub for these products. AMD’s facilitated exporters will be invited to showcase their products during the event. The dinner will also serve as an informal venue where some of the key actors from the global and Pakistani meat value chain can come together to exchange information and discuss opportunities & challenges and become aware of the unique opportunity offered by the Pakistani meat sector. Approximately 150 invitees consisting of key prospective buyers for meat from Pakistan, government trade attachés and AMD staff members will be attending the dinner. In order to support this activity, AMD project requires the purchase of Event Management Services/Catering for Branding Dinner in Dubai on February 19,2018.

 

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.

 

 Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 5 pm local Pakistan time on

February 6, 2018 electronically or by hard copy delivery to the AMD office. Electronic submissions: solicitations@pakistan-amd.org.

Hard copies submissions: Agricultural Market Development,

5th Floor, 83-A, E/1 (above MCB Bank) Main Boulevard, Gulberg III, Lahore

Please reference the RFQ number (AMD-084) 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.

For full RFQ, please follow link below:

https://uploads.cnfa.org/2018/01/31045118/RFQ-AMD-084-Catering-and-Event-Management.pdf