Recruitment of service providers for the establishment of community immersion hubs for agricultural technologies and innovations in Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Niger and Chad

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of service providers for the establishment of community immersion hubs for agricultural technologies and innovations in Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Niger and Chad

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Opening date: March 7, 2022

Closing date: March 28, 2022

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CEI N° 05-2022

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CORAF (West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development) based in Dakar, Senegal, has received financial support from the Swiss Cooperation for the implementation of the project titled Agricultural Technologies and Innovations Scaling Up Project for Increasing the Resilience of Production Systems and Family Farms in West and Central Africa (TARSPro). With a duration of four (04) years, the project aims to ensure the food, nutritional and economic security of the populations of West and Central Africa. Specifically, the project aims at:

  1. Increasing the resilience of the food production system of at least 2 million producers/processors, including 50% women and 60% young people in the 5 targeted countries and more than 10 million indirect beneficiaries.
  2. Sustainably meeting the demand for know-how (technologies and innovations) of at least 40% of family farms affected by the project’s intervention
  3. Ensuring a coalition and a synergy of actions of the actors of agricultural transformation

This call for expressions of interest is addressed to all non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national public institutions and international organizations capable of intervening in the countries mentioned above. Particular attention will be given to national structures and organizations that have already intervened or are intervening in these countries. 

The tasks to be carried out as well as other information relating to the conduct of the mission are detailed in the terms of reference annexed to this call.

The Executive Director of CORAF therefore invites service providers interested in this call to express their interest in providing the services described.

Service providers interested in this call must provide a notice of expression of interest which presents: (i) Qualifications in the field of the service requested (as well as brochures and references concerning the execution of similar contracts), (ii) Technical and management capacities of the service provider, as well as similar experiences of the last five years, particularly in Africa, (iii) General qualifications and number of permanent essential staff; and (iv) Customer References; and any information deemed relevant.

Interested service providers can obtain additional information from the CORAF Executive Secretariat by sending correspondence by email to Mrs. Marie Nicole NKOUM (n.nkoum@coraf.org) with a copy to procurement@coraf.org.

The service provider will be selected in accordance with the rules contained in CORAF’s Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures Manual. And the selection method to be used will be that of a fixed budget (SBD).

A shortlist of six (06) firms will be established at the end of the call for expression of interest and a request for proposal will be sent to them.

It should be noted that the interest shown by a provider does not imply any obligation on the part of CORAF to include the institution in the shortlist.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to procurement@coraf.org and addressed to the Executive Director of CORAF, 7 Avenue Bourguiba, Dakar (Senegal) on March 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. GMT at the latest.

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO
CORAF Executive Director