United Republic of Tanzania: Consultancy services for the development of the Mbarali Cluster Development Framework (CDF) SCL/C/2018/12

Organization: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 26 Mar 2018

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Consultancy services for the development of the Mbarali Cluster Development Framework (CDF) SCL/C/2018/12

  1. This request for expression of interest follows the approval of the SAGCOT Centre Ltd’s 2018 Workplan and 2018 Procurement Plan by its Board of Directors.
  2. SAGCOT Centre Ltd has received funds from its Funders toward the cost of coordination of the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) partnership and intends to apply part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contract for consulting services.
  3. The consulting services (“the Services) overall objective is to provide a well-documented, well-structured and practical guiding document (The Mbarali Cluster Development Framework- Mbarali CDF) to guide the SCL and Mbarali Cluster Facilitation team to establish the SCL’s operations.
    The specific objectives of the study are:
    i. To provide a broad overview of the Mbarali Cluster Agribusiness “landscape” (update Cluster profile);
    ii. To identify 6 most important (or priority) value chains operating across the two regions of Songwe and Mbeya;
    iii. To analyze the dynamics of these 6 value chains in order to generate clear recommendations in terms of how SCL can facilitate development activities in the Mbarali cluster;
    iv. To fill information gaps related to the profile of the areas covered by these value chains;
    v. To produce a document (the Cluster Development Framework-CDF) in which recommendations are articulated around the findings of the study; and
    vi. To build initial momentum and ownership of the CDF and collaborative approaches by strategic stakeholders in Mbarali through a final validation of the findings to trigger commitment and action.
  4. The SAGCOT Centre Ltd now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to express their interest in providing the Services. Interested Firms must provide information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting firm’s profile, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff and relevant experience to perform the Services. Shortlisted firms will receive a request for the proposal (RFP) on 30th March 2018 and will be expected to respond within 21 days.
  5. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
  6. A successful firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the SCL Procurement Manual.
  7. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours between 08:00am hours and 17:00 hours, Monday to Friday inclusive, exclusive of public holidays. PROCUREMENT UNIT
  8. SAGCOT CENTRE LIMITED
    IKON BUILDING FIFTH FLOOR, 153 BAINS AVENUE, MASAKI
    P.O. BOX 80945
    DARE S SALAAM

How to apply:

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 26th March 2017.

PROCUREMENT UNIT
SAGCOT CENTRE LIMITED
IKON BUILDING FIFTH FLOOR, 153 BAINS AVENUE, MASAKI
P.O. BOX 80945
DARE S SALAAM
TANZANIA
Tel: +255 22 260 1024, Tel: 255 22 260 0146
E-mail: ProcurementTZ@sagcot.com
Website:www.sagcot.com

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