REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
SMALLHOLDER IRRIGATION REVITALIZATION PROGRAMME
International fund for Agricultural Development IFAD)/OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC)
Expressions of Interest Agricultural Value Chains Partnership.
The Government of Zimbabwe has received financing from IFAD toward the cost of the Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Programme, and to ensure full integration of SIRP supported smallholder farmers into agricultural value chains, SIRP seeks to partner with the Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organization, Farmer Unions and Civil Society Organizations working towards smallholder agriculture development.
These areas include irrigation development, market linkages (inputs and outputs), value chain development, postharvest management, climate smart agriculture, rural financing, natural resources management, capacity building and community nutrition.
The Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Programme now invites eligible partnering organizations (“Partners”) to indicate their interest in providing the Partnering Services. Interested organizations should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. Interested Firms should fill the attached Template for Expressions of Interest and submit it to the address indicated below.
The shortlisting criteria are:
- A good track record of the organization/history/ reasonable standing
- Previously collaborated in the area of smallholder farmer development
- Proven experience and reliable in working with smallholder farmers
- Registered or MoU with Government
- Level of Organization spread across the country
- Organization’s core business (is in line with SIRP objectives and goals}
- Does the organization offer capacity building/ loans/ contract farming to farmers?
The attention of interested Organizations is drawn to IFAD’s policy on conflict of interest situations that must be avoided as described in IFAD’ Project Procurement Guidelines – September 2010.
Organizations may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-partnership to enhance their qualifications.
A Partner will be selected in accordance with the Quality Based Selection method set out in IFAD’ Project Procurement Guidelines – September 2010.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 23 November 2018
PARTNERSHIP TENDER 17/ZIMB/SIRP/3110/2018
SIRP PCU Procurement Office
Leonard Karemba (Procurement Specialist)
Ngungunyana Building, No. 1 Borrowdale Road
1st Floor Suite 111
Letter of Interest
Smallholder irrigation Revitalization Programme (SIRP) PCU
No. 1 Borrowdale Road
In response to the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) published on … October 2018 for Agri Business Value Chain Procurement Reference 16/ZIMB/SIRP/3110/2018 I, as an authorized representative of [insert name of your Firm and any other firm joining as a consortium or Joint Venture] would like to express the interest of my Organization/or consortium \ joint venture of firms] to undertake the above mentioned assignment as mentioned in the REOI.
I am enclosing the information requested, in the format requested, for your information and records.
We understand you are not bound to accept any application you receive.
Authorized Signature [In full and initials]:
Name and Title of Signatory: