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INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)-
REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR PROCUREMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)
(INVESTING IN RURAL PEOPLE)
VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
REQUEST FOR BIDS
RE: PROCUREMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
VCDP/NPMU/ICB/1/2022

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the cost of Value Chain Development Programme and intends to apply part of the financing for the purchase of these goods. 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 Value Chain Development Programme.

2. The Value Chain Development Programme was initially 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 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.
The primary target groups are; (i) poor rural households engaged in the cassava and rice value chains (VCs) who cultivate not more than 5 hectares of land under rice/cassava); and (ii) small-scale processors (with average processing capacities of 2MT/day for cassava and 4MT/day for rice) and traders on the produce of the mandate crops, with emphasis on women and youth.
The secondary target groups include: (i) downstream stakeholders, particularly processors linked to a large number of the primary target groups; (ii) local government councils(LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably manage the marketing infrastructures supported by the Programme; and (iii) private sector operators to provide quality services required by smallholder farmers and processors.
The Value Chain Development programme (VCDP) focuses on enhancing the productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers and small/medium-scale agro-processors by enhancing their capacity to increase yields, improve their access to markets, as well as add value to locally produced raw materials through improved processing and packaging.
Its primary goal is to reduce poverty and sustainably enhance accelerated economic growth; whilst the specific Programme Development Objective (PDO) is to increase incomes and enhance food security for rural poor households engaged in production; processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs of the nine targeted states on a sustainable basis.

3. This IFB follows the general procurement notice that appeared on the IFAD website on 20th October 2015 and on the United Nations Development Business (UNDB) website on 20th October 2015, and a national newspaper National, Sun and Daily trust Newspapers on 21st October, 2015.

4. The purchaser now invites sealed bids from eligible entities (“bidders”) for the provision of Motor Vehicles. More details on these goods and related services are provided in the schedule of requirements in this bidding document.

5. This IFB is open to all eligible bidders who wish to respond. Subject to the restrictions noted in the bidding document, eligible entities may associate with other bidders to enhance their capacity to successfully deliver the goods and related services.

6. The goods and related services, and the contract expected to be awarded, are divided into the following lots:

LOTDESCRIPTION OF ITEM.Qty
14X4 Wheel Drive Double Cabin Pick- Up (Automatic) with executive back cover at the bucket3
24X4 Wheel Drive Double Cabin Pick- Up (Manual)6

7. Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) method, the evaluation procedure for which is described in this bidding document, in accordance with the IFAD procurement handbook which is provided on the IFAD website www.ifad.org/project-procurement. The ICB process, as described, will include a review and verification of qualifications and past performance, including a reference check, prior to the contract award.

8. Please note that a pre-bid conference will not be held as described in the bid data sheet BDS, Section II of the bidding document.

9. Bids must be delivered to the address below and in the manner specified in the BDS ITB 25 no later than 12:00PM Nigeria Time, 5 September, 2022.
Dr Fatima K. Aliyu
For Value Chain Development Programme
No 4, Batna Close, Off Agadez Street, Wuse 2, Abuja
E-mail: vcdpnpmu@gmail.com

10. Bidders should be aware that late bids will not be accepted under any circumstances and will be returned unopened to the bidder. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security (as required) in the manner and amount specified in the bid data sheet.

11. Please note that electronic bids shall not be accepted as defined in ITB BDS 25.

SIGNED:
DR FATIMA K. ALIYU
A.G NATIONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
NO 4, BATNA CLOSE, OFF AGADEZ STREET, WUSE 2, ABUJA

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