FGN/IFAD ASSISTED VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (VCDP)-
INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR PROCUREMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
FGN/IFAD ASSISTED VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (VCDP)
INVITATION FOR BIDS
PROCUREMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and intends to apply a part of the proceeds of the financing to this purchase. The use of any IFAD financing shall be subject to IFAD’s approval, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the financing agreement, as well as IFAD’s rules, policies, and procedures. IFAD and its officials, agents, and employees shall be held harmless from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, and liability of any kind or nature brought by any party in connection with the Value Chain Development Programme.
2. The Federal Government of Nigeria (hereafter called the Borrower) received a credit from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (hereafter called loan) and implemented a six-year FGN/IFAD assisted Value Chain Development Programme (FGN/IFAD/VCDP) in six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun, and Taraba, within five Local Government Areas each in all the states. Having successfully implemented the project to its conclusion on December, 31st 2019, the Programme was commended.
Consequently, on Federal Government’s formal request, it received an additional financing credit of $89.1million to directly improve the livelihoods of approximately 100,000 households – 90,000 smallholder producers, 9000 processors, and 1000 traders) in nine States. This translated to the inclusion of three additional States of Enugu, Kogi, and Nasarawa to the existing six States. Within each of these three States, five Local Government Areas with comparative advantages and potentials in the production, processing, and marketing of the Programme’s mandate crops-Cassava and Rice will be intervened in. This implies a total of 63LGAs: 8No LGAs in each of the six VCDP-States and 5No LGAs in each of the three VCDP-AF States. This scaling-up of the activities entailed an extension of the implementation period of three years bringing its completion date from 31st December 2019 to 31st December 2022.