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IC-REF:IRE/2016/IREE Framework-based Consultancy Services on Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries

UNDP Country Office - TURKEY | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 23, 2016
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Reference: IRE/2016/IREECountry: TurkeyDescription of the Assignment:Framework-based Consultancy Services on Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based IndustriesProjects:Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries – A Scalable and Replicable Model for Improved Regional Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth (aka IRE)Period of Assignment/Services: 20 December 2016- 31 October 2017Proposal should be submitted by email to tr.ic.proposal@undp.org no later than 23 December 2016, COB.Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.1.BackgroundPlease see Annex 1(Terms of Reference).2.Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical WorkPlease see Annex 1 (Terms of Reference).3.Requirements for Experience and QualificationsPlease see Annex 1 (Terms of Reference).4.Documents to be included when submitting the ProposalsInterested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:• A one-page Letter of Interest, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work• Financial Proposal as per template (please see section 5 below and Annex 3&4)• Personal CV, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references5.Financial ProposalThe interested individual consultants must submit their financial proposals by following the guidance and the standard template provided in Annex 3&4. Any deviation from the standard text may lead to disqualification.6.EvaluationThe evaluation will be based on cumulative analysis (i.e. technical qualifications and price proposal). The weight of the technical criteria is 70%; the weight of the financial proposal is 30%. Candidates that obtain a minimum of 70 pts out of a maximum 100 pts will be considered for the financial evaluation. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will be disqualified.

IC-REF: (IRE/2017/VCE)Consultancy Services for identification of strategic regional agricultural products along with Value Chain Analysis for Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries

UNDP Country Office - TURKEY | Published February 3, 2017  -  Deadline February 15, 2017
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Reference: IRE/2017/VCECountry: Turkey Description of the Assignment: Consultancy Services for identification of strategic regional agricultural products along with Value Chain Analysis for Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based IndustriesProjects: Integrated Resource Efficiency in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries – A Scalable and Replicable Model for Improved Regional Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth (aka IRE)Period of Assignment/Services: 20 February 2017- 30 June 2017Proposal should be submitted by email to tr.ic.proposal@undp.org no later than 15 January 2017, COB.Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.1.BackgroundPlease see Annex 1(Terms of Reference).2.Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical WorkPlease see Annex 1 (Terms of Reference).3.Requirements for Experience and QualificationsPlease see Annex 1 (Terms of Reference).4.Documents to be included when submitting the ProposalsInterested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:• A one-page Letter of Interest, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work• Financial Proposal as per template (please see section 5 below and Annex 3&4)• Personal CV, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references5.Financial ProposalThe interested individual consultants must submit their financial proposals by following the guidance and the standard template provided in Annex 3&4. Any deviation from the standard text may lead to disqualification.6.EvaluationThe evaluation will be based on cumulative analysis (i.e. technical qualifications and price proposal). The weight of the technical criteria is 70%; the weight of the financial proposal is 30%. Candidates that obtain a minimum of 70 pts out of a maximum 100 pts will be considered for the financial evaluation. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will be disqualified.

Procurement of Agricultural Machinery for Turkey and Uzbekistan

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published March 13, 2017
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of Agricultural Machinery for Turkey and Uzbekistan. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please ensure your company has at least Basic Registration with UNGM (www.ungm.org).
Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the "DOCUMENTS"tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid.

OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL.
OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID.

Travel and Event Management Services

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published March 4, 2015  -  Deadline April 15, 2015
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Dear Sirs, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations intends to award a contract for two years for “Provision of Travel and Event Management Services” and you are hereby invited to submit your best proposal in line with the attached documents. You are kindly requested to submit your proposal before 15 April 2015, Wednesday, 17:30pm, Turkey time. Your proposal should be submitted in two copies enclosed in a sealed envelope which should be marked and addressed as follows: Tender No. ITB-SEC-2015-04 NOT TO BE OPENED BY REGISTRY Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO, Subregional Office for Central Asia, FAO SEC Office Ivedik Cad., No: 55, 06170, Yenimahalle -Ankara, Turkey Best regards, THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO/SEC) Ivedik Cad. No. 55 06170 Yenimahalle Ankara / Turkey

Procurement of Spring Vegetable Seeds

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of Spring Vegetable Seeds for Gaziantep, Tukey as descibed in the letter of invitation. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please make sure to register as a vendor on www.ungm.org

Vegetable Seeds Kits to Gaziantep, Turkey

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published June 3, 2016
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of Vegetable seeds Kits to be delivered to Gaziantep, Turkey. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please make sure to have, at least, a UNGM Basic Registration with FAO (www.ungm.org).
Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the “DOCUMENTS” tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid.

OFFERS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL.
OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE INVALIDATED.

Many thanks and best regards,
FAO PROCUREMENT SERVICE

Vegetable Seeds Kits to Turkey

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published February 9, 2017
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of Vegetable Seeds to be delivered to Turkey, in transit, by awarded supplier. The goods will be then exported by FAO to the Turkey’s neighboring country. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please make sure to have, at least, a UNGM Basic Registration with FAO (www.ungm.org).
Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the “DOCUMENTS” tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid.

OFFERS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL.
OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE INVALIDATED.

Many thanks and best regards,
FAO PROCUREMENT SERVICE

FAO ITB 8200003/MC for procurement of KNAPSACK SPRAYER

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published September 18, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2015
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is launching tender No.8200003/mc for procurement of Knapsack Sprayers, destination: Gaziantep, Turkey. Interested companies are invited to submit their best offer for the items described in the section Documents. TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY OF YOUR BID, IT MUST BE SUBMITTED AS FOLLOWS: BY EMAIL(preferred method): FAO-Hq-Tenders@fao.org OR by FAX: + 39.06.92912311 on or before the closing date and time, quoting the FAO Invitation to Bid / Sealed Bid Number specified below as the email subject. All submissions should be in PDF format. Your offer may be submitted in one or more emails not to exceed 10 MB each. AS THESE OFFERS ARE TREATED CONFIDENTIAL, PLEASE DO NOT COPY ANY OTHER RECEIPIENTS. BIDS RECEIVED ON ANY OTHER FAX NUMBERS OR E-MAIL ACCOUNT, BY MAIL, OR ANY OTHER MEANS AND / OR BIDS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID.

Provision of Language Training Services

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published September 10, 2015  -  Deadline September 30, 2015
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Bids for the FAO-SEC Tender for the "Provision of Language Training Services" must be submitted on or before 30/09/2015, Wednesday, 17.30pm Turkey Time in a sealed envelope to the below address as follows: Tender No. ITB-SEC-2015-11 NOT TO BE OPENED BY REGISTRY FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia Ivedik Caddesi No:55, Yenimahalle 06170 Ankara, Turkey Offers received by any means other than indicated herein will be considered INVALID! For any clarification regarding technical questions, e-mails should be sent to sec-procurement@fao.org. (Please DO NOT send your offers to this e-mail address) Best regards, FAO-SEC Procurement Unit/Turkey THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Turkish Agribusiness Sector - Mapping Agribusiness Support Measures

 | Published July 22, 2015  -  Deadline August 5, 2015
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Assignment Description: Agribusiness is one of the most important sectors in Turkey, both in economic and social terms, contributing by 7.4% to the country’s GDP and comprising 23.6% of the active labour force (2013). Turkey is the 7th largest agricultural producer of the world and actively trades in the world market. In 2013, raw agricultural products (agriculture and farming of animals) made up 3.7% of total exports and 3.0% of total imports, resulting in $1.9 billion trade deficit. On the other hand, products of agricultural origin constituted 26.2% of total exports and 6.3% of total imports, leading to a trade surplus of $23.8 billion. State support to the development of agriculture in Turkey remains considerable at approximately 2.0% of GDP in 2013. As of early 2015 the Turkish agribusiness sector is undergoing a restructuring process and making progress towards achieving harmonization with European Union (EU) regulations. Although total amount of the support is at moderate levels, the support system appears highly complex due to the nature of the different support mechanisms available to farmers and other players in the market. While most reforms are made to consolidate pricing schemes and improve market conditions, some of the remaining support given to farmers still appears to be market-distortive. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD, the Bank) has been working on helping countries to adopt market-oriented policies and create efficient markets. The EBRD believes that pursuing certain policy objectives (e.g. rural employment) and adopting a mix of various instruments could enable the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (the Ministry) to achieve its goals more efficiently. A solid understanding of all the support measures to agribusiness sector (from primary agriculture through to processing and supply chains) will help the Bank to identify key sources of market inefficiencies and priorities for further engagement in the agribusiness sector more efficiently, and help the Ministry and other relevant government stakeholders to identify ways to increase the efficiency of the mix of instruments to support the sector. The Bank therefore wishes to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to provide a comprehensive mapping of all the existing support mechanisms in the agribusiness sector in Turkey (from primary agriculture through to processing and supply chains), which will help determine their magnitude, effectiveness and impact (the Assignment). It will allow the EBRD to develop further technical assistance in cooperation with the Ministry, and develop a number of follow-up studies in particular subsectors. The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services: • Research international classifications to identify a complete set of products subject to agricultural measures; compose a detailed study for each of the products and classify them per subsector; • Research agricultural support measures which are not based on product type, including trade policy measures; compose a detailed study for each of these support measures; • Organize and coordinate a technical meeting with the Ministry and other stakeholders (e.g. other IFIs, MDBs, the private sector) to share and validate the results of the study; • Organize follow-up meetings with public and private sector representatives to learn and understand their approach/priorities in using agricultural measures. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in mid-August 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 155,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to: • Understanding market dynamics and strategic market trends, reviewing competitiveness of the agribusiness sector/subsectors (from primary agriculture through to processing and supply chain) and analysis of related support measures; this should include both international expertise and local knowledge of current support measures to the agribusiness sector, market competitiveness and agricultural trade across agribusiness sub-sectors; • Working with the Turkish public sector, preferably with already established networks to the Government and related agencies, that will allow to jointly identify sources of market inefficiencies and assess the impact of support measures on the agribusiness sector; • Working with Turkish private agribusiness sector companies with a comprehensive knowledge of the market trends, competitive and strategic priorities; • Providing recommendations for further engagement of IFIs in the sector, such as the EBRD, that would allow the Bank to identify its priorities in future technical assistance and its investments in prioritized subsectors. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: a) International Lead Competition Specialist with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in agricultural/food processing economics and market competitiveness, including reviewing support measures in the agribusiness sector; understanding market dynamics/trends and strategic market assessment; experience in countries where the EBRD invests will be considered an advantage; b) Lead Competition Specialist with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in agricultural/food processing economics, including reviewing agribusiness support measures in Turkey; experience in working with authorities and key public-private stakeholders, including the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, will be considered an advantage; understanding market dynamics and strategic market assessment; c) Agricultural Trade Economist with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in agricultural/food processing economics and particularly agricultural/food trade across agribusiness sub-sectors in Turkey; d) 2 Additional Experts consisting of a Market Analyst and an Agribusiness Macro Analyst each preferably with 2 years of experience in agricultural/food economics in Turkey. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages). 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives. 3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. 4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. The above information should not exceed 10 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Bank Contact Person: Julie Michel (Ms) Technical Co-operation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 7756 e-mail: michelj@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address) Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The shortlist criteria are: a) Firm’s previous project experience in reviewing agribusiness sectors/subsectors and recommending support measures: 40% b) Previous experience of working in the agribusiness sector with Turkish authorities and established networks to the Government and related agencies as well as private sector: 40% c) Expert CVs: 20%

WORKS-RFQ FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SALES OFFICES

Undp Country Office-TURKEY - TURKEY | Published July 18, 2017  -  Deadline July 27, 2017
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Request For QuotationWORKS-RFQ FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SALES OFFICESUNDP-TUR-RFQ(AKADP)-2017/45Please check below link for the rest of the RFQ documents ;https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ojntujlz38m7luo/AABRHOD3ldFGfw1vCRQHyChma?dl=0Deadline for Submission of Bids: 27/07/2017 at 12.00hrs

Construction of Kars Kağızman Livestock Market in scope of Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project

United Nations Development Programme | Published April 21, 2017
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The purpose of the proposed contract is to provide Construction of Livestock Market in Kağızman District of Kars Province within the Scope of Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), UNDP and Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) agreed to proceed with the rehabilitation/construction of Livestock Markets in rural areas to meet the required standards to license the facility in line with the current legislation. The anticipated benefits include reduced disease and incremental sales for livestock keepers in the project target area.
The expected results in this contract are the following;
- Improved access of the rural households to livestock marketing facilities
- Improved hygiene conditions (running water, sewerage, garbage disposal and disinfection) and reduced risks on human and animal health
- Strengthened livestock value chain and enhanced livestock trade
- Increased participation of the farmers and economically active rural poor in increased production
- Increased record and information generation regarding the livestock trade
- Better health conditions for humans and animals as well as protection and improvement of the rural environment.
 

IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building to converge the Turkish agricultural system to the European greening agricultural rules and improving the implementation of the EU's Nitrate Directive

Den centrale finans- og kontraktenhed (CFCU) | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline August 15, 2016
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IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building to converge the Turkish agricultural system to the European greening agricultural rules and improving the implementation of the EU's Nitrate Directive

IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building to converge the Turkish agricultural system to the European greening agricultural rules and improving the implementation of the EU's Nitrate Directive

Den centrale finans- og kontraktenhed (CFCU) | Published April 19, 2016
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IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building to converge the Turkish agricultural system to the European greening agricultural rules and improving the implementation of the EU's Nitrate Directive

ITB for Procurement of a Set of Pellet Production Equipment to Produce Agricultural Pellets out of Maize and Cotton Stalks

United Nations Development Programme | Published October 22, 2015  -  Deadline November 9, 2015
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The United Nations Development Programme in Turkey invites eligible bidders to submit bids for the Procurement of a Set of Pellet Production Equipment to Produce Agricultural Pellets out of Maize and Cotton Stalks within the scope of “Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources and Increasing Energy Efficiency in Southeastern Anatolia Region” Project.

WORKS-RFQ FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SALES OFFICES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF ARDAHAN KARS ARTVIN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (AKADP)

Undp Country Office-TURKEY - TURKEY | Published August 17, 2017  -  Deadline September 5, 2017
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Overview :Request For QuotationConstruction of Agricultural Products Sales Offices and its drawings within The Scope of Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project (AKADP)Reference: UNDP-TUR-RFQ(AKADP)-2017/51Ardahan Kars Artvin Development ProjectDeadline for Submission of Bids: 05/09/2017, 17:00 hrs

IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building and support to the preparation of a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) for decoupled agricultural support

Den centrale finans- og kontraktenhed (CFCU) | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 7, 2016
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IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building and support to the preparation of a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) for decoupled agricultural support

IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building and support to the preparation of a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) for decoupled agricultural support

Den centrale finans- og kontraktenhed (CFCU) | Published May 21, 2016
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IPA — Technical assistance for capacity building and support to the preparation of a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) for decoupled agricultural support

Mapping Agribusiness Support Measures in Turkey

 | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 3, 2017
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Background: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD”, the “Bank”) has invested more than EUR 500 million in the Turkish agribusiness sector. The agribusiness sector is an important share of the EBRD portfolio and future pipeline in Turkey, contributing around 7 per cent of annual Bank investment in the country. As part of the EBRD’s effort to foster transition to open-market economies, the Bank can step up its work with Turkish agribusinesses and the government to support the sector’s modernisation and improved private sector competitiveness.

Turkey’s current policies in the agribusiness sector are aligned with the general trade obligations of the World Trade Organisation (the “WTO”)and the government is currently focusing its efforts on harmonising agricultural policies with European Union (“EU”) regulations. The level of support to agriculture in Turkey remains higher than the average for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) area. The large number of support instruments in the agricultural sector in Turkey results in a complex system of interacting policies.

In 2015, the EBRD commissioned a study to map existing support measures across Turkey’s agribusiness sub-sectors in order to identify priorities for discussions with the government and pinpoint investments that could have the greatest impact on market inefficiencies. The study has now been completed and it suggests that the support measures vary significantly across sub-sectors and may impact significantly their competitiveness.

However, support measures are one of the factors determining the competitiveness of the agribusiness sector. For a dynamic and efficient agribusiness sector, strong value chains are needed - where prices are determined by market dynamics, thereby supporting sustainable practices and innovation along the food chain. Other factors such as logistics, transaction costs, distribution channels or market power also play a role and may affect the price transmission channels across actors of the food value chain. Understanding the role that each of these factors plays in the effectiveness of value chains is key to ensuring a strong and competitive sector.

Thus, further analysis is required in order to:

(i) target and analyse in-depth, based on certain criteria and further data, the effectiveness of the existing support measures for a set of specific agribusiness sub-sectors;

(ii) for such specific sub-sectors, put the support measures into a broader perspective and perform a comprehensive value chain analysis; and

(iii) engage in constructive discussions with the Turkish government by developing recommendations on potential policy options for a more efficient, competitive and effective policy mix for the agribusiness sector.

Assignment Description: The main objective of the Assignment is to feed planned dialogue with the Turkish government in the agribusiness sector and develop policy advice for discussions on how the policy mix in selected sub-sectors could be ameliorated to make it more competitive.

Specifically, the Assignment will focus on three main components:

A. Developing a methodological note on how to assess the impact of support policies in agribusiness in selected sub sectors (including trade restrictions in the form of tariff and non-tariff barriers);

B. Analysing agriculture support measures in selected sub-sectors (including trade restrictions in the form of tariff and non-tariff barriers), benchmark best practice, perform analytical work, and develop policy advice;

C. Evaluating the effectiveness of the value chain of a selected crop in light of international benchmarks and best practices, identify challenges and opportunities for the various stakeholders along the chain (including producers’ organizations) and develop practical recommendations to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the selected value chain.

D. Conducting technical and policy discussions with the government.

The EBRD will build on results of the study to initiate discussions with the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture on international best practice and to eventually step up its policy dialogue efforts in Turkey’s agribusiness sector. Policy recommendations could help strengthen agribusiness value chains, improve private sector competitiveness in domestic and international markets, and contribute to a gradual transition to a more open economy.

The EBRD therefore wishes to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to carry out the following tasks:

A. Develop a brief methodological note to guide the assessment of selected agribusiness sub-sectors and analyse the impact of policy support measures on the agribusiness sector (including trade restrictions in the form of tariff and non-tariff barriers), covering:

· Relevant parameters and key performance indicators (KPIs) that need to be considered to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of a policy support framework;

· Relevant trade-offs and consumer welfare impact of such a policy framework;

· Budgetary implications of different policy instruments both on the cost and the revenue sides of the government budget;

· Relevant international best practice and policy benchmarks, international case studies (successes and failures), and lessons learned from both public and private sector perspectives;

· Relevant data – both publicly and non-publicly available – that should be used to perform the assessment of the impact of the support policy framework, both on the policy side (e.g. magnitude/extent of subsidies, extent of tariff and non-tariff barriers) and on the outcome side (e.g. productivity, volumes, relative prices, etc.).

B. Analyse support measures in selected agribusiness sub-sectors in Turkey, benchmark best practice, and develop policy advice for these sub-sectors:

· Select a small set of (2) agribusiness sub-sectors to implement the methodology developed under component A. The sub-sectors will be selected in close coordination with the EBRD Agribusiness and Economics, Policy and Governance teams and with the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture. Possible selection criteria to be confirmed before implementation are: relevance of the sector of the economy; expected potential impact of proposed reforms on the sector’s competitiveness and consumer welfare (e.g. through lower prices, wider availability of products); existence of comparative advantage in the sector that could be further supported by proposed reforms; potential to reap significant benefits with limited legislative and regulatory changes.

· Implement the methodology developed under component A for the identified sub-sectors to identify realistic policy options in terms of instruments and targeting that could be put forward to ensure increased competitiveness of the sector, taking into consideration the existing policy framework, stakeholder challenges and needs, and benchmarking with international peers;

· Collect information and conduct interviews with local and international producers along the value chains on the effectiveness of measures in the target agribusiness sub-sectors, to help validate findings and help quantify potential impacts. It is expected that the analysis will also utilise data provided by the Turkish government.

· Compile a targeted report containing the above analysis.

C. Develop an assessment of the effectiveness of the value-chain for the selected sub-sector

· Within the identified sub-sector, select a specific product to develop a case study on the existing challenges and bottlenecks along the value chain as well as potential policy action to strengthen competitiveness and maximise consumer welfare.

· The case study will focus on a specific region of Turkey, which will be identified based on the selected product, and will include:

o Description of each value chain, covering the relevant market sub-segments, processes (E.g., Sourcing, farming, processing, marketing, distribution, sales) and stakeholders involved (E.g., government bodies, associations, producers, producer organizations, intermediaries, etc);

o Description of available support policies and incentives (both product-based and general);

o Evaluation of the value chain efficiency in light of selected international benchmarks and best practices on key metrics (E.g., demand and supply, value build-up, costs and pricing);

o For each product category, identify challenges and opportunities along the value chain, considering: system efficiency, product quality, product differentiation, business environment, social environment;

o Provide recommendations on the improvement of value chain efficiency, specifically with a focus on the role of producer organizations.

· Compile a concise report containing the analysis outlined above.

D. Lead technical and policy discussions with the Turkish government

· Organise an inception meeting with relevant Turkish government representatives at the beginning of the Assignment, to discuss relevant sub-sectors to be targeted and identify relevant data sources;

· Organise and coordinate regular update teleconference calls and bi-monthly face-to-face meetings with the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture in order to discuss data availability, data interpretation, potential contacts, validate the results of the study and follow-up with public-private stakeholders and discuss priorities and next steps;

· Follow-up with public-private sector representatives on agreed next steps.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms, consultancies, research institutes or other stakeholders with relevant expertise are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in June 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of up to 10 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 240,000 (exclusive of VAT). No extension is envisaged to this Assignment.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:

The Consultant is expected to have:

· Specific project experience providing business, analytical and policy expertise in the agribusiness sector;

· Experience conducting in-depth economic and policy analysis in the agribusiness sector including on support measures;

· Experience in developing relevant methodologies for the analysis of the economic impact of support measures;

· Experience in benchmarking against international best practice and developing recommendations to support technical and policy discussions with relevant agribusiness sector stakeholders, including public authorities;

· Knowledge and awareness of trends and policies on European Union agriculture support measures;

· Proven experience in working in the Turkish agribusiness sector, on both a technical and policy level with particular experience working with Turkish authorities, other relevant Turkish institutions and private sector companies;

· Experience working with Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture will be strongly preferred;

· Fluency in written and spoken English and Turkish.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:

a) International Lead Competition Specialist with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience and significant knowledge of agricultural/food processing economics, including reviewing support measures in the agribusiness sector; understanding market dynamics/trends and strategic market assessment; specific experience in these areas in Turkey (and EU pre-accession countries) will be considered a strong advantage;

b) Lead Competition Specialist with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience and significant knowledge of agricultural/food processing economics, including reviewing agribusiness support measures in Turkey and other contexts such as the EU and pre-accession countries; experience in working with authorities and key public-private stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkey, will be considered an advantage; understanding market dynamics and strategic market assessment;

c) Agricultural Trade Economist with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in agricultural/food processing economics and particularly agricultural/food trade across agribusiness sub-sectors in Turkey;

d) 2 Additional Experts consisting of a Competition Economist and an Agribusiness Macro Analyst each preferably with 2-5 years of experience in agricultural/food economics in Turkey.

Submission Requirements. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

· Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

· Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), main activities, objectives.

· CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

· Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

For the purposes of submitting expressions of interest, a redacted version of the initial study mapping existing support measures across Turkey’s agribusiness sub-sectors, is available HERE.

Bank Contact Person:

Georgia Vasiliadis

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750

e-mail: VasiliaG@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are:

· CVs of key experts: 40%

· Firm’s experience in conducting economic and policy analysis including in the agribusiness sector and developing relevant methodologies: 20%

· Firm’s expertise in agribusiness support measures and international best practice: 20%

· Firm’s experience in working directly with relevant stakeholders in Turkey’s agribusiness sector, including the Turkish authorities and private sector companies: 20%


 

Turkey - Inclusion and Skills Development in the Anatolian Orchards

 | Published November 7, 2016  -  Deadline November 28, 2016
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Project Description: With a large gap in technical knowledge and skills levels across the different regions in Turkey, businesses face substantial challenges in recruiting and training employees. At the same time, youth and female unemployment, as well as "not in education, employment and training" ("NEET") rates remain high, especially among members of vulnerable and marginalized groups like seasonal workers. With agriculture contributing immensely to the Turkish economy, both in economic and social terms, the sector can generate significant employment opportunities and contribute towards inclusive growth with positive impact in underdeveloped regions.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") aims to support the market expansion of its client Anadolu Etap (the "Company") through improving backward linkages with its farmers and enabling access to employment and skills transfer. This will be facilitated through expanding the Company’s training programmes in underdeveloped regions of Turkey, including developing knowledge resources that are in line with agricultural best practices and enhancing the teaching capabilities of trainers.

With the vision of becoming a global supplier of fruit juice concentrate and fresh fruits, Andalu Etap has established industrial scale orchards in six cities in Turkey, which have high NEET rates particularly prevalent among women. With the aim to combine technical knowledge, managerial skills and field experience in agricultural production, the Company has set up a programme to provide training to farmers in the regions where it operates. In 2015, the Company partnered with local universities to build a comprehensive curriculum and launched a pilot training programme.

The EBRD now seeks to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to assist the Company in its market expansion through improving backward linkages with farmers and enabling access to employment and skills transfer in underdeveloped regions of Turkey.

Assignment Description: Specifically, the Consultant will contribute to the expansion of the Company’s training programme "AgroAcademy" in different regions of Turkey where Anadolu Etap has its operations, through the development of knowledge resources that are in line with agricultural best practices and the enhancement of teaching capabilities of farmers’ trainers (the "Assignment").

Moreover, through a pilot training at one to two select farms, the Consultant will assess the scalability of the "Farmers Module" (established under the AgroAcademy), including through the existing partnership with the Ege University and/or with other educational providers across different regions in Turkey.

The Assignment will be delivered through three modules:

Module 1: Gap analysis of the "Farmers Module"
This Module will help identify knowledge gaps in the Company’s existing "Farmers Module" when compared to modern agricultural best practice. The Consultant is expected to analyse the curriculum for the Farmers Module and identify knowledge gaps not covered in the curriculum, including but not limited to:
• fruit growing and picking techniques;
• irrigation, soil and water management;
• plant feeding and fertilization;
• integrated pest management;
• sustainable farming practices.

Module 2: Curriculum development
This Module aims at developing an expanded curriculum as per the findings of Module 1, as well as delivering specific knowledge resources for farmers and trainers. The curriculum should include both the knowledge gap analysis and be in line with international best practices. The curriculum should develop new and/or improve existing knowledge resources, and incorporate these in the "Farmers Module" curriculum. These should be developed according to the selection of all products grown and produced at farms operated by the Company.

Module 3: Training of the trainers and pilot training
This module will focus on training the trainers from local universities and other training providers that can reach out to the regions where Anadolu Etap has its farms. The content of the training will be in line with the curriculum and knowledge resources developed in Module 2. In order to give trainers a hands-on, on-the-ground opportunity to teach farmers in the field, the pilot Farmers Module will be launched at the selected locations that are among the Company’s priorities for expansion. The number of farmers to be trained in the pilot, as well as specific farms where the pilot will take place will be agreed with the Company once the Assignment commences. Such training should be scalable and replicable across different regions in Turkey. Specific tasks will include:

• Together with the Company, identify the recipients of the trainers’ training;
• Assess the scalability of the "Farmers Module" in other regions of Turkey;
• Identify training providers which can potentially partner with the Company and scale up the "Farmers Module" across different regions in Turkey;
• Train the trainers on topics from the curriculum from Module 2;
• Develop a road map for launching the "Farmers Module" in other regions of Turkey (including through the partnership with local universities and/or with other training providers in the regions).

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1/2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 94,400 (exclusive of VAT). No extension is envisaged to this Assignment.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund (SSF). Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to:

•development of training, knowledge resources and knowledge dissemination for farmers and trainers, particularly in sustainable agricultural practices, best practices in fruit growing and picking techniques, irrigation, soil and water management, plant feeding and fertilisation, and integrated pest management.
•working experience with other academic institutions and training providers, in the context of assisting private sector agribusinesses. Previous cooperation with the EBRD and other international financial institutions (IFIs) would be considered an advantage.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to cover the following expertise:

•Experience in curriculum design and delivery, and developing knowledge resources specifically for farmers and/or agribusinesses, including awareness of current international best practices in horticulture and sustainable farming practices;
•Experience in developing and delivering training programmes for the private sector, universities and other training providers;
•An ability to effectively assess, evaluate and scale-up training programmes
•Collaborating and partnership experience with research experts and universities or research institutes
•Written and oral fluency in English and Turkish

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information shall not exceed 10 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Sophie Medert
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
e-mail: MedertS@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

The shortlist criteria are:
•Firm’s previous experience in development of training, knowledge resources and knowledge dissemination for farmers and trainers, particularly in sustainable agricultural practices, best practices in fruit growing and picking techniques, irrigation, soil and water management, plant feeding and fertilisation, and integrated pest management. (30%)
Firm’s previous working experience with other academic institutions and training providers, in the context of assisting private sector agribusinesses. (20%).
•Composition and CVs of expert team (50%).

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