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CULTIVATING NEW FRONTIERS IN AGRICULTURE (CNFA)

– REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO SUPPLY IT EQUIPMENT

CULTIVATING NEW FRONTIERS IN AGRICULTURE

RFQ Number: RFQ 2020, 06, 002
Deadline for Questions: June 25 2020
Deadline for Answers: June 26 2020
Deadline for Offers: June 29 2020
Description REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO SUPPLY IT EQUIPMENT
For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity
Funded By: USAID
Implemented By: CNFA
Point of Contact operations@ag-invest.org

1. INTRODUCTION:
The Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity is a 5-years project implemented by CNFA in Nigeria as part of the project’s goal is to strengthen the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture. Activities will encompass three broad but interrelated components: (1) the Agribusiness Investment Activity will improve the case of doing business in the agricultural sector; (2) the Activity will expand access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; and (3) the Activity will promote investment opportunities for agribusinesses to strengthen their readiness to expand and scale up their operations. Taken together, these efforts will increase the volume, added value, and diversification of agribusiness investments.

As part of project activities, the CNFA/Nigeria is requesting the services of an IT Equipment supplier to provide the Activity with (seven) 7 Laptops and additional software and (three) 3 printers to be used by Activity staff to carry out their daily tasks in the actualization of project goals. The purpose 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 with 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 5:00pm, Nigerian Local Time, on 29 June, 2020. Offers must be submitted by email to operations@ag-invest.org , Offers must 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.
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.

3. QUESTIONS:
Questions regarding the technical administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted not later than 3:00pm Nigerian Local Time, on 25 June, 2020 by email to 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 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:
The table below contains the technical requirements of the commodities/services. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format.
• Specifications outlined in this RFQ should be considered as minimum specifications.
• Brochures and catalogues are required for all of the items included in this RFQ.
• The Supplier should consider the software provided and ensure it is consistent with the Hardware configuration offered.
• Set of media kits containing recovery Software, OS images, drivers and utilities shall be supplied on CD/DVD for the laptops and printers.
• Offerors should submit their “best offer” for each item in full compliance with the technical specifications, i.e. one quotation per item, and should not provide multiple varieties for consideration.
• Quantities indicated for Software or Hardware will be indivisible. Offerors must offer the entire quantity or quantities indicated for software alone, hardware alone, or both.

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