Team: Programs | Commitment: Procurement | Location: Azerbaijan

RFQ: Hazelnut Farming Machinery and Equipment

RFQ Number: CNFA-AZ-86

Issuance Date: December 20, 2018

Deadline for Questions: January 9, 2019

Deadline for Offers: January 15, 2019

Description: Hazelnut Farming Machinery and Equipment

For: Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP)

Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

AID-112-C-14-00001

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact

Ms. Konul Veliyeva

Subcontracts & TTF Specialist

procurement@asapaz.org

 

1.      Introduction: The Agricultural Support to Azerbaijan Project (ASAP) is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Azerbaijan. The objective of ASAP is to support the diversification of the economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow. As part of its project activities, ASAP requires the procurement and installation of machinery and equipment for the Azerbaijan Hazelnut Producers and Processors Association (AHPEA). The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for this activity.

 

The proposed project activity involves establishment of an Agricultural Services Center, including machinery and processing equipment for AHPEA in Zagatala region. 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 by no later than 18:00 Baku time on January 15, 2019. 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. Offers must be submitted by email to procurement@asapaz.org

 

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.

 

It is not required to provide offers for all machinery and equipment. Partial offers will be accepted.

 

3.      Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted by no later than 18:00 Baku time on January 9, 2019 by email to procurement@asapaz.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: Below are the technical requirements of the commodities/services. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format.

 

The subject of this RFQ is procurement of two tractors, two air blast sprayers and two flail mowers. In order to establish an Agricultural Service Center, the Association requires for its ownership and operation innovative orchard management machinery. The machinery includes both an air-blast orchard sprayer and “Flail-Type” mower for controlling grasses and weeds between rows. This type of mower is currently not used in the hazelnut industry in Azerbaijan and so this demonstration of modern, improved machinery would be a significant step forward for hazelnut producers. 

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