Team: Programs | Commitment: Procurement | Location: Egypt

RFQ: Provision of equipment and materials to renovate, expand and upgrade businesses’ collection, sorting, packaging and cooling facilities in Beni Swef Governorate.

RFQ Number: CNFA-FAS-RFQ-GRANTS- SOE-2018-08-15

Issuance Date: September 06 2018

Site visit (opportunity for on-site Q&A) Anticipated Site visit date; Monday Sep.17, 2018

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 Thursday, September 13th, 2018.

Stars of Export – Tansa Al Malak village-Markaz Nasser Beni Sweif Governorate; specific details to be provided on logistics of site visit upon expression of interest by bidders to participate.

Deadline for Questions: Wednesday September. 19, 2018 @ 3:00pm

Deadline for Offers: Saturday October 6th, 2018 @ 3:00pm

Description: Provision of equipment and materials to renovate, expand and upgrade businesses’ collection, sorting, packaging and cooling facilities in Beni Swef 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 

 

1.       Introduction: In July 2015, CNFA began implementing the Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) program in Egypt, an Associate Award under the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) LWA. 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 a 12% annualized increase in incomes for over 14,000 horticulture-based smallholder farmers through the introduction of 560 new contracts between horticulture smallholder farmers and market channels; and more than $1.5 million of new investment in women-owned agribusinesses. CNFA manages a $5.75 million 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 supplies for agricultural crops collection centers, including sorting, drying, packing and cold storing machinery to support the operations of the project’s beneficiaries. 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 Saturday October 6th, 2018 @ 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.

 

Offerors may submit an offer for one lot, multiple, or all lots. The quantities indicated for different lots will be indivisible. Offeror must offer the whole of the quantity or quantities indicated for each lot. Offerors will not be considered for just portions of the required quantities.

 

Offeror may include discounts in its offer in the event that CNFA awards a contract to one offeror for multiple lots. The discount should be clearly indicated for each lot. CNFA may select the most favourable overall solution after taking into account of any discounts offered.

 

3.       Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018, @ 3:00pm local time to FAS Procurement Manager at procurement@egyptfas.org. Site Visit shall be conducted on Monday, September 17 2018 (upon confirmation from CNFA). 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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