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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT-

ADDENDUM/EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE VALUATION OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT (LASG) ASSETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IPSAS) AND FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT (LASG) FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
ADDENDUM/EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE VALUATION OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT (LASG) ASSETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IPSAS) AND FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT (LASG) FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

We refer to our advert placement in respect of the above subject published in the Nation and Punch Newspapers on the 13th October, 2020 and wish to inform all interested parties and members of the public that:

i.The closing date for the submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) application has been extended from 26th October, 2020 to 12:00 noon 2nd November, 2020.

ii.Necessary information and form for payment of Lagos State Valuation Office (LASVO) Administrative Charges can be downloaded at https://valuationoffice.lagosstate.gov.ng

iii.Interested Consultants are to download other required forms at https://lagosstate.gov.ng/storage/2020/10/LASVO-CONSULTANTS-EST-CRITERIA-2.docx and submit same via lasvo@lagosstate.gov.ng

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NATIONAL MALARIA ELIMINATION PROGRAMME (NMEP)-

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) – ENGAGEMENT OF REPUTABLE AGENCIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MALARIA CASE MANAGEMENT TRANSITION PLAN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR NMEP

NATIONAL MALARIA ELIMINATION PROGRAMME (NMEP)
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ABUJA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) –
ENGAGEMENT OF REPUTABLE AGENCIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MALARIA CASE MANAGEMENT TRANSITION PLAN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR NMEP

While Nigeria has made significant progress in the control of HIV, TB, and malaria (ATM) over the last two decades, the three infectious diseases continue to constitute major public health problems in the country. Over the years, the country has established various platforms and mechanisms to review its performance in the three disease areas and proffer policy and programmatic recommendations for improvement.

The private health care sector in Nigeria is complex and heterogeneous in activities and types of services provided. The private sector provides a huge opportunity to leverage increased coverage for malaria control interventions, but this opportunity is currently grossly underutilized. The involvement of the private sector in the national malaria response is currently poorly organized, sparsely documented and inadequately acknowledged. Nigeria national malaria response would benefit from an innovative framework for engaging the private sector.

Nigeria made considerable progress in the provision of subsidized Artemisinin-based combination therapies to the private sector supply chain as a strategy to increase the availability of the commodity in the sector, under the Affordable Medicine Facility malaria (AMFm) and its successor, the Private Sector Co-Payment Mechanism (PSCM), during the period 2010–2018. The AMFm and the PSCM impacted positively on the market as the country made giant strides not only in the supply, but also in awareness/demand creation, acceptability, and availability of the commodity, creating a huge market, and made Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) the drugs of choice in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.

When the PCSM ended in 2017, it was perceived that the private sector, or indeed the country, was at risk of reversing the gains made because it would be left to the vagaries of market forces. It became necessary to put together a plan to address the perceived challenges. Thus, the Co-Payment Transition Plan for ACTs and Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) was developed, for the period 2019–2021, to manage the transition from subsidized commodity to a market system driven sector in a coordinated manner. It also explores the most appropriate platform via which the government can support local manufacturers of ACTs in Nigeria.

The Plan focuses on the two case management commodities (ACTs and RDTs) for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria and synchronizes with the 2021–2025 National Malaria Strategic Plan. The goal of the transition plan is to facilitate national action towards meeting the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision that all households in Nigeria, irrespective of their economic condition, gender and any other barriers to access, can get tested for fever cases and treat positive cases of malaria with WHO PQ ACTs.

This is seeking expression of Interest from reputable private-sector agencies to partner with the NMEP for the achievement of the vision of the transition plan through a market-driven approach for sustainability, including:
1.Increasing knowledge, awareness, and use of quality-assured commodities within the country
2.Increasing availability and affordability of quality-assured ACTs and MRDTs in the private sector.
3.Strengthening of distribution networks for malaria commodities including in the rural and hard to reach areas of the country
4.Increasing availability of quality-assured local manufacturing of ACTs/MRDTs to harness emerging opportunities.
5.Establishment of a sustainable national mechanism for collecting private sector data and disseminating findings including any specific corrective strategic actions

SPECIFICATION:
The private sector partners are expected to be:
1.Local manufacturers of Artemisinin-based combination therapies for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria
2.Local Manufacturers of Malaria rapid diagnostics test strips for the diagnosis of malaria
3.Local importers of Artemisinin-based combination therapies for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria
4.Local importers of Malaria rapid diagnostics test strip for the diagnosis of malaria
5.International manufacturers of mRDTs and ACTs with a local presence, or willing to establish locally for the provision of malaria commodities (mRDT, ACTs)

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INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES COMMISSION-

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANT FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACADEMY (ACAN), KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE

INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES COMMISSION
PLOT 802 CONSTITUTION AVENUE, CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, ABUJA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANT FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACADEMY (ACAN), KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE

1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is seeking Expression of Interest from interested Facility Managers for the Management of its 40-Bedroom Guest House and a 64-Beds Hostel at the Anti-Corruption Academy (ACAN) Keffi Nasarrawa State.

2.0  SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Management of the following Facilities
(a)      40-Bedroom Guest House
(b)     64-Bed Hostel

The scope of the services shall be as follows:
(i)      Daily Management of the two facilities (a & b) above
(ii)     Maintenance of the Facilities

3.0  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
(a)      Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC 1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7;
(b)     Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31 December, 2020;
(c)      Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2020;
(d)     Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31 December 2020;
(e)      Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2020;
(f)      Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.
(g)     Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and
correct in all particulars;
(h)     Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2017, 2018 & 2019;
(i)      Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
(j)      Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications;
(k)     Evidence of Firm’s current registration with relevant professional body(ies)
(l)      Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the projects;
(m)    For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance Certificate, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Compliance Certificate, IRR & Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV partner)
(n)     All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.

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NATIONAL TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE (NTI), KADUNA-

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR YEAR 2020 CAPITAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) PROJECTS

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE (NTI), KADUNA
KM 5 KADUNA-ZARIA ROAD, RIGACHUKUN, P.M.B. 2191, KADUNA STATE OF NIGERIA
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR YEAR 2020 CAPITAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) PROJECTS

1.0  INTRODUCTION
The National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna is in the process of implementing the 2020 capital projects as well as Teacher Training Program for Teachers in Primary and Junior Secondary School in 36 states and FCT with funds provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Support Intervention Project. The essence of the training is to up skill the participants in the innovative techniques of new Basic Teaching Methodologies. The institute requires the services of Event Managers to coordinate the training workshop, Consequent upon the foregoing, interested competent and reputable companies with expertise in the relevant fields are hereby invited to submit tender for its Invitation to Tender Notice (ITN) in the following:

2.0  SCOPE: 2020 CAPITAL PROJECTS:
2.1 2020 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) SUPPORT INTERVENTION PROJECTS
Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) for Event managers:

LOT 1 North Central Zone
LOT 2 North West Zone
LOT 3 North East Zone
LOT 4 South West Zone
LOT 5 South South Zone
LOT 6 South East Zone

3.0  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interested firms should submit their bids along with the documents mentioned hereinafter in a sealed envelope to the address indicated below Failure to submit any of the under listed documents may lead to the disqualification of the bid.
(a)      Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including form CAC 1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7.
(b)     Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December, 2020.
(c)      Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020.
(d)     Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020.
(f)      Evidence of registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.
(g)     Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
(h)     Company’s Audited Accounts for foe last three (3) years – 2017, 2018, 2019;
(i)      Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
(j)      Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications.
(k)     Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including, Letters of Awards, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the projects. Specifically, evidence of past experience in implementing workshops at a national capacity (across the 36 states and FCT);
(l)      All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must, bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the firm.

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION-

INVITATION FOR TENDERS AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PLOT 272 SAMUEL ADEMULEGUN STREET, CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD), ABUJA.
INVITATION FOR TENDERS AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

TENDER PACKAGE NO. – SEC/PROC/2020/001

1.0  INTRODUCTION
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“The Commission”) is a Statutory Organization established by the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) No 29 of 2007. The Commission is empowered by the ISA to Regulate and Develop the Nigerian Capital Market. To this end, in compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, the Commission is hereby inviting experienced and reputable Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants/Service Providers to tender for the under-listed Goods; Works; and Services:

2.0  SCOPE OF SUPPLIES/WORKS/SERVICES
2.1  CATEGORY A: GOODS (INVITATION TO TENDER)

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE
i. G1 Supply of Office Equipment
ii. G2 Procurement of Office Furniture
iii. G3 Supply and Installation of Air Conditioners
iv G4 Supply of Computers/lpads/Note pads (Including Software Installation/ Licensing)

2.2  CATEGORY B: WORKS/NON-CONSULTANCY SERVICES

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE
i W3 Renovation of offices
ii NC1 Engagement of Non Consultant Service Provider for: (a) Cleaning, (b) Fumigation at Head Office and Zonal Offices

2.3 CATEGORY C: (EXPRESSION OF INTEREST) – NON-CONSULTANT/CONSULTANT SERVICES

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE
i. C1 Engagement of Consultant: External Auditor
ii. C2 Engagement of Media Consultants
iii C3 Engagement of Consultant for development of computerized Asset Register for the Commission

3.0  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interested and competent Contractors, Suppliers and Consultants/Service Providers wishing to carry out any of the projects listed under the above three (3) Categories are required to submit the following documents. Failure to fulfil any of the under-listed requirements will render a bid disqualified
(a)      Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC 1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7 Business Name is acceptable for Consultancy Services;
(b)     Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate (or Personal Income Tax Clearance Certificate of all Partners in case of Business Name) for the last three (3) years valid till 31 December, 2020, with a Minimum Average Turnover as stated in the bid documents;
(c)      Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31December, 2020;
(d)     Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31December, 2020,
(e)      Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020,
(f)      Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) issued by BPP, expiring on 31st December, 2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
(g)     Sworn Affidavit
(i)      disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
(ii)     does not have any Director who has been convicted in any Country for criminal offences relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter;
(ii)     Company’s Audited Account for the last three (3) years (2017, 2018, 2019);
(i)      Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project where needed;
(j)      Company’s Profile with Curriculum Vitae of relevant Key Staff to be deployed for the works/services, including copies of their Academic/Professional Qualifications (e g COREN, ARCON, CORBON. SURCON, QSRBN etc ;
(k)     Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including Letters of Award, Valuation/Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the projects/supply/services;
(l)      List of Plants/Equipment with Proof of Ownership/Lease Agreement for Works;
(m)    For Consultancy Services Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body(ies)- ICAN, ANAN, etc;
(n)     For Lot C1: Being registered and currently on the list of Accredited Audit Firms published/ issued by the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF),
(o)     For C1 and C3 evidence of Firm’s Practice License issued by ICAN, ANAN or any other related professional body(ies).
(p)     For G4: Evidence of registration/accreditation with Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA);
(q)     For Supply of Equipment: evidence of Authorization from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or Letter as Representative/dealers;
(r)      For NC1: Evidence of current registration with Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON);
(s)      For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF, IRR and Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each Joint Venture partner),
(t)      All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding Letter under the Company’s/ Firm’s Letter Headed Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM Number), and E-mail Address. The Letter Headed Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the Company; and
‘Note that documents/information must be arranged and submitted in the sequence/order as listed above

4.0  COLLECTION OF BIDS DOCUMENTS
Categories A & B (Goods and Works):
Interested Companies are to collect the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) from the Office of the Director of Procurement, 1st Floor, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria SEC Tower, Plot 272 Samuel Ademulegun Street, Central Business District, Abuja on presentation of evidence of payment of a non-refundable Tender fee of  N10,000 00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only, per Lot, paid into the Remita E-Collection Account/TSA of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

5.0  SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
5.1  Categories A & B – Goods and Works:
Prospective Bidders are to submit bid for each of the Lots desired in two (2) hard copies of the Technical Bid and two (2) hard copies of Financial Bid (including soft copy of Financial Bid in MS Excel format), packaged separately in sealed envelopes and clearly marked Technical Bid” or ‘Financial Bid”. Thereafter, put the two sealed envelopes together in a bigger envelope addressed to the Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria SEC Tower, Plot 272 Samuel Ademulegun Street, Central Business District, Abuja, and clearly marked with the Name of the Project and Lot Number Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the Bidder and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the address at paragraph 4 above, not later than 12.00 noon on Monday, December 7, 2020. Late bids shall be returned unopened

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OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE-IFE, NIGERIA- INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE-IFE, NIGERIA
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

A.PREAMBLE
In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007 (as amended) the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife hereby invites reputable and competent Consultancy Firms to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) documents to the provision of Consultant services (Project).

B.SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Consultancy Services to be carried out are in the following categories:
i. Architectural Services
ii. Structural Engineering
iii. Mechanical Engineering, Based on the Project.
iv. Electrical Engineering
v. Quantity Surveying

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CNFA-

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT CONSULTANT

JOB TITLE RFP: ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT CONSULTANT
LOCATION:NG (PRIMARY)
CATEGORY: PROCUREMENT
JOB DESCRIPTION

Solicitation Number: ICS-2020.10.001
Date of Issue of Request: 22 October 2020
Deadline for Offers: 28 October 2020
Description: Organizational Performance Improvement Needs Assessment Consultant
For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF)
Funded By: USAID
Implemented By: CNFA
Submit Proposals to: operations@ag-invest.org

Section A: Offer Instructions

1. Introduction to Offerors: The Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Nigeria The goal of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) is to strengthen the enabling environment for agribusiness finance and investment. To achieve this goal, the activity focuses on four interrelated components: 1) improving the agribusiness enabling environment; 2) broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; 3) facilitating investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; and 4) enhancing the performance of agribusiness MSMEs. In line with the U.S. and Nigerian Government’s commitment to growing the non-oil-based economy, these efforts will increase the quality, quantity, market access, and diversification of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector.

As part of project activities, CNFA requires the services of two (2) Independent Consultants to conduct assessments of select agribusiness firms and farmer groups across the Activity’s value chains and states. Section B provides full details on the required Scope of Work. The purpose of this solicitation is to solicit quotations from qualified offerors.

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this Solicitation. Only Independent Consultants are eligible for consideration in response to this solicitation. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this solicitation may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration. Please reference the solicitation number in all responses.

2. Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 12:00PM, Nigerian Time, on 28 October 2020. Offers must be submitted by email to operations@ag-invest.org and indicate “OPINA Consultant ICS2020.10.001” in the subject line.

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 in the cover page to be considered for award.

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the solicitation 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 solicitation.

3. Quotations: Quotations in response to this solicitation should be priced on a daily rate with Level of Effort (LOE). The rate must be presented in Naira. Quotations must remain valid for not less than 60 days. The offeror shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the quotations up to the final award of the contract. CNFA will in no case be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the procurement process.

4. Taxes and VAT: All prices must be presented exclusive of any taxes, duties, and VAT. The selected offeror is responsible for all taxes in accordance with the applicable law.

5. Evaluation: The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the solicitation 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. The relative importance of each individual criterion is indicated by the number of points below:

Technical, 70 points

At least 5 years’ experience in providing business development services to agriculture and agribusiness firms – 20 points
Proven experience in the use of one or more of the following tools: PACT’s Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) and Organizational Performance Index (OPI), Scope Insight’s SME Assessment tool, Six Sigma, and any other relevant tools related to assessing a company’s functional, organizational, and performance structures – 20 points
Evidence of excellent communication, reporting and analytical skills in English, including business and performance improvement plans- 20 points
Experience in working with donor-funded projects is strongly preferred, especially with USAID funded agricultural projects in West Africa and Nigeria -10 points
Cost Proposal, 30 points – overall price and payment terms for the 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 solicitation, CNFA may issue a partial award or split the award among various suppliers, if in the best interest of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) Project;
CNFA may cancel this solicitation at any time;
CNFA may contact a shortlist of offerors for additional screening interviews following review of initial offers received.
Please note that if there are deficiencies regarding responsiveness to the requirements of this Solicitation, an offer may be deemed “non-responsive” and thereby disqualified from consideration. CNFA reserves the right to waive immaterial deficiencies at its discretion.

6. Payment and Award: The award will be awarded to the offeror whose quotation represents the best value to the Project. Award will be issued only to the entity which submits an offer in response to this solicitation. CNFA will not issue an award to different offerors, entities, or third-parties other than the selected offeror(s). Any award and payment resulting from this solicitation is anticipated to be in the form of an Independent Consultant Agreement. This award is subject to the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) Project’s terms and conditions as stipulated in Annex 3.

7. Offer Format Instructions: All offers must be formatted in accordance with the below requirements:

English language only
Include the offeror’s name, date, Solicitation number, and page numbers as a header or footer throughout the document.
The Official Offer must be in the format provided in Annex 1 (Official Offer Template)
Cover letter signed by the offeror (see Annex 2)
CV/Resume
Provide two contacts for references from organizations/individuals for which the offeror has successfully performed similar work
Section B: Scope of Work

1. About CNFA:

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international development organization, specializes in designing sustainable, market led agricultural initiatives. We build strong local and global partnerships, incorporate innovative approaches into our programs, and foster inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups. Since 1985, CNFA has managed more than $600 million in donor funded agriculture development programs and has worked in 46 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

2. About Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF):

The five-year USAID Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity (the Activity), implemented by CNFA as part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future Initiative, strengthens the enabling environment for agribusiness finance and investment. To achieve this goal, the activity focuses on four interrelated components: 1) improving the agribusiness enabling environment; 2) broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; 3) facilitating investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; and 4) enhancing the performance of agribusiness MSMEs. In line with the U.S. and Nigerian Government’s commitment to growing the non-oil-based economy, these efforts will increase the quality, quantity, market access, and diversification of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector.

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CNFA-

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR FINANCIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

JOB TITLE RFP: FINANCIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
LOCATION: NG (PRIMARY)
CATEGORY: PROCUREMENT
JOB DESCRIPTION

Solicitation Number: ICS-2020.10.002
Date of Issue of Request: 22 October 2020
Deadline for Questions 26 October 2020
Deadline for Offers:  28 October 2020
Description: Financial Product Development Consultant
For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF)
Funded By: USAID
Implemented By: CNFA
Submit Proposals to: operations@ag-invest.org

SECTION A: OFFER INSTRUCTIONS
1. Introduction to Offerors: The Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) is a USAID program implemented by CNFA in Nigeria. The goal of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) is to strengthens the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture. To achieve this goal, the activity focuses on four interrelated components: 1)improving the ease of doing business in the agricultural sector;2) broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; 3)promoting investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; 4) enhancing the performance standards of agribusiness MSMEs. In line with the U.S. and Nigerian Government’s commitment to growing the non-oil-based economy, these efforts will increase the quality, quantity, market access, and diversification of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector.

Ebonyi State Government (ESG) has resolved to grow the State’s economy, stimulate economic growth and business activities in the State for job creation, and prepare the State on the path of global economic dominance. The State has recently approved the disbursement of funds to assist the establishment of new businesses for startups and expansion of existing ones for intending entrepreneurs and the entire business community in the State.

The N3 billion MSME Fund will target industrial clusters situated in the Ebonyi North, Ebonyi South and Ebonyi Central senatorial zones, aquaculture hatchery development, livestock businesses, agro-processing businesses, production and manufacturing based businesses, among others. The State’s MSME Development is being coordinated and managed by the Ministry of Business Development with the support of other MDAs and development partners in the state.

As part of project activities, CNFA requires the services of an Independent Consultant, a Financial Product Developer to design the MSME Development Fund Implementation plan. Section B provides full details on the required Scope of Work. The purpose of this solicitation is to solicit quotations from qualified offerors.

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this Solicitation. Only Independent Consultants are eligible for consideration in response to this solicitation. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this solicitation may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration. Please reference the solicitation number in all responses.

2. Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 12:00PM, GMT, on 20 October 2020. Offers must be submitted by email to operations@ag-invest.org and indicate “Financial Product Development Consultant ICS2020.10.002” in the subject line.

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 in the cover page to be considered for award.

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the solicitation 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 solicitation.

3. Questions: Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this solicitation may be submitted no later than 12:00PM on 28 October by email operations@ag-invest.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 solicitation recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the solicitation 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 solicitation.

4. Quotations: Quotations in response to this solicitation should be priced on a daily rate with Level of Effort (LOE). The rate must be presented in Naira. Quotations must remain valid for not less than 60days. The offeror shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the quotations up to the final award of the contract. CNFA will in no case be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the procurement process.

5. Taxes and VAT: All prices must be presented exclusive of any taxes, duties, and VAT. The selected offeror is responsible for all taxes in accordance with the applicable law.

6. Evaluation: The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the solicitation 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. The relative importance of each individual criterion is indicated by the number of points below:

Technical, 60 points

Evidence of a minimum a university degree in finance, banking, business development, business administration, international development, or in other relevant field – 10 points
Proven expertise in financial product development for MSMEs and expertise in financial product development for agribusiness MSMEs – 20 points
Evidence of previous experience in providing technical advisory services in MSME financing, experience in providing financial business advisory to agribusinesses – 20 points
Experience in working with donor-funded projects especially with USAID -10 points
Cost Proposal, 40 points – overall price and payment terms for the 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 solicitation, CNFA may issue a partial award or split the award among various suppliers, if in the best interest of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) Project;
CNFA may cancel this solicitation at any time;
CNFA may contact a shortlist of offerors for additional screening interviews following review of initial offers received.
Please note that if there are deficiencies regarding responsiveness to the requirements of this Solicitation, an offer may be deemed “non-responsive” and thereby disqualified from consideration. CNFA reserves the right to waive immaterial deficiencies at its discretion.

7. Payment and Award: The award will be awarded to the offeror whose quotation represents the best value to the Project. Award will be issued only to the entity which submits an offer in response to this solicitation. CNFA will not issue an award to different offerors, entities, or third-parties other than the selected offeror(s). Any award and payment resulting from this solicitation is anticipated to be in the form of an Independent Consultant Agreement. This award is subject to the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF) Project’s terms and conditions as stipulated in Annex 3.

8. Offer Format Instructions: All offers must be formatted in accordance with the below requirements:

English language only
Include the offeror’s name, date, Solicitation number, and page numbers as a header or footer throughout the document.
The Official Offer must be in the format provided in Annex 1 (Official Offer Template)
Cover letter signed by the offeror (see Annex 2)
CV/Resume
Provide two contacts for references from organizations/individuals for which the offeror has successfully performed similar work
Section B: Scope of Work

1. About CNFA:

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international development organization, specializes in designing sustainable, market led agricultural initiatives. We build strong local and global partnerships, incorporate innovative approaches into our programs, and foster inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups. Since 1985, CNFA has managed more than $600 million in donor funded agriculture development programs and has worked in 46 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

2. About Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity (FTF):

The five-year USAID Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity (the Activity), implemented by CNFA as part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future Initiative, strengthens the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture. To achieve this goal, the activity focuses on four interrelated components:1) improving the ease of doing business in the agricultural sector;2) broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; 3)promoting investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; 4) enhancing the performance standards of agribusiness MSMEs. In line with the U.S. and Nigerian Government’s commitment to growing the non-oil-based economy, these efforts will increase the quality, quantity, market access, and diversification of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector.

3. Assignment Summary:

Ebonyi State Government (ESG) has resolved to grow the State’s economy, stimulate economic growth and business activities in the State for job creation and prepare the State on the path of global economic vibrancy. The State is currently disbursing funds to assist the establishment of new businesses for startups and expansion of existing ones for intending entrepreneurs and the entire business community in the State.

The Ongoing Zenith, Firstbank and UBA MSME fund will target Agro Processing Businesses, Livestock Businesses, Retail and Services, production and manufacturing based businesses among others.

The Ebonyi State Government is looking to expand on its drive to further support the growth and development of businesses in the State and intends to make commercially viable financial injections in form of loans to MSME’s in targeted sectors of its economy, prioritizing agribusiness amongst others. The State intends to undertake this plan using COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) program, her partnership with the Bankers Committee Abakaliki and other MSME Development finance institutions to pilot low interest loans to deserving beneficiaries.

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UN-WOMEN-

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH ON THE GENDER DIMENSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTORS OF THE NIGER, AND EBONYI STATES

UN-WOMEN
RESEARCH ON THE GENDER DIMENSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTORS OF THE NIGER, AND EBONYI STATES
REFERENCE: RFP/NGA30/2020/01666
BENEFICIARY COUNTRY(IES): NIGERIA
PUBLISHED ON: 21-OCT-2020
DEADLINE ON: 09-NOV-2020 23:59 (GMT 3.00) BAGHDAD, RIYADH, MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG

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