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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

– REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO CONDUCT A BASELINE SURVEY FOR LIFE-ND PROJECT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
IFAD Assisted LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISE-NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR OFFICE (NPCO)
Issued Date: 10 July, 2020

CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO CONDUCT A BASELINE SURVEY FOR LIFE-ND PROJECT
RFP No: NPCO/CONS/QCBS/006/2020

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) toward the implementation of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise in the Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) Project. This project is aimed at enhancing income, job creation and food security through Agribusiness enterprise development in a sustainable manner for the Niger Delta region. LIFE-ND intends to apply part of the funding to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy service to conduct a baseline survey for the LIFE-ND Project.

Accordingly, the National Project Coordinator Office LIFE-ND invites reputable Consulting firms with proven competence and experience to submit proposals for the execution of the service as stated above.

2. CONSULTING SERVICES (“THE SERVICES” CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING
The main objective of this assignment is to support the LIFE-ND Project in establishing benchmarks (pre-intervention economic and social conditions of benefitting individual/houses, state, rural enterprises and producers) against which outputs, outcomes and impact of the project would be assessed during implementation and at completion. The main objective of the Baseline Survey is to collect information from beneficiaries at the appropriate levels of analysis, which will consist of both quantitative and qualitative information. The information will be used primarily to measure IFAD’s COIs and project-specific indicators.

The specific objectives of the Baseline Survey are to:
1. Review the previous baseline survey and similar studies conducted for LIFE-ND during/prior to the project design stages in the current participating States to identify additional information requirements to be incorporated in this survey
2. Review other Studies and or Surveys carried out by other development partners such as World Bank, USAID, AfDB, FAO, DFID,UNICEF, WHO, Oxfam, etc in the participating States for complementarities.
3. Review the reports on Beneficiaries profiling and household listing exercises conducted in the selected LGAs and communities which forms the basis on which the survey questionnaires will be administered on beneficiaries within the sample frame.
4. Give specific attention to the four core Government and IFAD Impact Indicators and mainstreaming themes namely, Level of Income of individual beneficiaries, food security, Household/Entrepreneur Ownership Index(Wealth/Asset), Child malnutrition and Nutrition Mainstreaming, Environmental and Climate Change Adaptation, Gender and Youth Inclusion as well as Financial Literacy.
5. Develop ready-to-use survey questionnaire instruments that will capture IFAD’s Core Outcome Indicators (COIs) and LIFE-ND project-specific Indicators as contained in the Logical Frame work (Attachment 1). In the course of developing the ready-to-use instruments for data collection, the Consulting firm is expected to field test, update, finalize and incorporate the gaps if identified at the field level before the actual work.
6. The Consultant(s) shall meet with key relevant Stakeholders at the Federal, State and Local Government levels and conduct Focus Group Discussions, Key Informants Interviews and administer other tools necessary to facilitate the collection of the required information.
7. Establish Household/Entrepreneur Baseline Benchmarks for selected indicators at output, outcome and impact levels based on IFAD’s COINS and LIFE-project-specific indicators covering but not limited to the following modules: Household demographic data, Living Standards, Level of Income of individual beneficiaries, food security, Child malnutrition (Nutrition mainstreaming), Household/Entrepreneur Ownership (Wealth/Asset) Index, Environmental and Climate Change Adaptation (E&CC), Gender and Youth Inclusion as well as Financial Literacy. Others include general agricultural conditions, level of value chain activities of Rice, Cassava, Plantain, Oil Palm, Cocoa, Poultry and Fisheries (Aquaculture &Artisanal) (involvement in production, processing and marketing activities).

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