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Commercial Agriculture Project

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published March 5, 2015  -  Deadline July 11, 2014
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CAP will support the development of Pakistan's commercial agriculture sector by providing technical, marketing, and infrastructure (equipment) development services that will significantly improve the sector. The primary objective of the CAP is to improve the ability of Pakistan's Agriculture and Livestock Sector to meet both international and domestic demand in targeted product lines. CAP will contribute to achieving a more competitive agricultural sector and allow for increased access to both export and domestic markets of select high value products

Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Project

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published September 4, 2015
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Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Project. This agricultural and water activity is a key component in USAID Tajikistan’s overall Feed the Future program to improve nutrition of women of reproductive age and children under the age of two in what is referred to as nutrition sensitive agriculture. Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water activity will directly support Feed the Future objectives by assisting smallholder farmers to increase, diversify, and add value to their agricultural production to address dietary deficiencies and market surplus production. Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water activity will place special emphasis on engaging women in all activities.

Regional Agriculture Development Program � East (RADP-E)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published July 24, 2016
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The purpose of the Regional Agriculture Development Program – East (RADP-East) is to expand sustainable agriculture-led economic growth in eastern Afghanistan. The Program will provide technical services to the private sector and producers in order to increase the competitiveness of selected value chains, ensuring increased sales of agricultural goods and services in the selected value chains.  RADP-East will be the transformation to growth-oriented agricultural markets where knowledge and innovation continue to flow into the marketplace from the private sector.

Integrated Nutrition, Agriculture, and WASH

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published June 10, 2016  -  Deadline June 24, 2016
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The Economic Development, Health and Education Offices propose a jointly-managed integrated nutrition, agriculture, food safety, and water and sanitation activity with a total estimated ceiling of $66 million over six years to reduce stunting in Eastern Province and targeted districts of Central or Muchinga Provinces in Zambia, which will be jointly rolled out with an evaluation partner.

37--WA-MID COLUMBIA RIVER NWR-AGRICULTURE DISC HARROW

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Published September 22, 2017
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WA-MID COLUMBIA RIVER NWR-AGRICULTURE DISC HARROW

Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 3, 2016
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Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0080 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0080 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR UP TO THREE (3) INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC, NOR FOR ANY FIRMS. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant(s) in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC requires up to three (3) consultants is to support the MCC Agriculture and Land Practice Group and members of relevant MCC country teams and implementation support teams in their efforts to (i) assess agriculture and NRM aspects of proposed Compact projects and activities and (ii) provide implementation oversight and assessment of implementer and project performance for projects with agriculture and NRM activities and components in on-going Compacts. Refer to the Statement of Work (SOW) for more details. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. 9) The consultant(s) will work in from their home office and/or MCC headquarters or any MCC eligible country and/or country with on-going or recently completed MCC compact, including but not limited to Indonesia, El Salvador and Philippines. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements• Experience working on and/or designing and evaluating agriculture and NRM projects in MCC eligible countries, preference given for experience in Indonesia;• Demonstrated familiarity and experience with certification programs that support improved land use practices and sustainable production of agriculture and timber products;• Experience working in the private sector in agriculture, agribusiness and/or timber/forest industries;• Experience implementing and/or developing "climate smart" agriculture projects and/or supporting activities, including mitigation and/or adaptation;• Demonstrated experience developing partnerships that leverage private sector resources to address development challenges; • Demonstrated experience assessing the positive and negative impacts of current laws, policies and regulations on the agricultural and NRM sectors and identifying changes that would enhance private sector investment in these sectors; • Familiarity with MCC model and approach to project development, design and implementation oversight;• Familiarity and experience conducting and/or supporting cost-benefit analysis required for investment decision making; • Demonstrated experience conducting value chain and market assessments in MCC eligible countries;• Experience managing and implementing irrigation projects, including alternatives analysis and sustainable approaches to operations and management of systems by local communities and/or associations of water users; Preferred Requirements• Spanish, French and/or Russian language skills MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 3, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on February 29, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0080 AND description ‘Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant(s), prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

USAID Moldova�s High Value Agriculture Activity

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published November 21, 2016
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I am pleased to announce that the following contract was awarded today to benefit USAID Moldova: Contractor: Chemonics  Project Title: USAID Moldova’s High Value Agriculture Activity Award Number: AID-117-C-17-00001 Total Contract Cost: $20,960,357 Period of Performance: November 21, 2016 through November 20, 2021 COR: Rodica Miron A&A Specialist/Negotiator: Armen Yeghiazarian Contracting Officer: Michael Rossman Purpose of Contract:   The goal of the “USAID High Value Agriculture Activity” is to further stimulate the transformation of the Moldovan high-value agricultural sector into an engine of economic growth for the country leading to improved competitiveness and higher living standards for rural Moldovans in the long term. The objectives of the activity are to: 1. Expand trade and strengthen linkages to domestic, regional and international markets for targeted value chains; 2. Improve productivity, post-harvest handling and private sector capacity to comply with European and international standards in targeted value chains; 3. Increase capacities of member-based groups (producer groups, water user associations and industry associations) to serve their members in targeted value chains; 4. Improve the enabling environment leading to increased investments and an improved workforce in key value chains.

Project Management Specialist, Agriculture

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published July 14, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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ISSUANCE DATE: July 14, 2015 CLOSING DATE: July 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Ghana Time SOLICITATION # 624-15-010 FOR THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL PERSONAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, AGRICULTURE Ladies/Gentlemen: The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development/West Africa (USAID/West Africa), is seeking applications from qualified Third Country Nationals interested in providing Personal Services Contractor (PSC) services as described in the attached solicitation. Submissions must be in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation, at the place and time specified. In order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the solicitation and must submit all required documentation. The Project Management Specialist position will be located in Accra, Ghana. All application packages are to be submitted to: Via email: accrapsc@usaid.gov. Via courier: Regional Executive Office USAID/West Africa No. 24 Fourth Circular Rd. CT P.O. Box 1630 Accra, Ghana Please cite the solicitation number and position title within the subject line of your email application. Any attachments provided via email must be in a format compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 or PDF and not zipped. Note that attachments to email must not exceed 3 MB. All cover letters and Form 0F-612 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications will not be considered. USAID/West Africa anticipates awarding one (1) Personal Service Contract as a result of this solicitation. Please note that this does not constitute any guarantee that a PSC will be awarded as result of this solicitation nor does it constitute any authorization by USAID to reimburse costs incurred in the preparation of an application. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to Vida Aggrey at vaggrey@usaid.gov or the undersigned at dbrady@usaid.gov.

Senior Agriculture Advisor

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published June 30, 2014  -  Deadline July 15, 2014
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Solicitation No. 279-14-501 ISSUANCE DATE: June 30, 2014 CLOSING DATE: 4:30 pm Cairo time on July 15, 2014 SUBJECT: USAID/Sanaa, Yemen Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor [USPSC ] - For Senior Agriculture Advisor Ladies/Gentlemen: The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from U.S. citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in the attached solicitation. Applicants must be able to obtain a Facility/Computer Access security clearance. Due to the high security threat level in Yemen, the expectation is the PSC will work from his/her home in the US, with at least one trip per month to Washington DC to meet with USAID ME/IPA and other donors, partners, and stakeholders. The Contractor will also travel to Yemen on TDY at least twice during the period of employment. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified and must include signed OF-612 and a written statement that responds to the requirements of the position (Education/Experience/Language/Knowledge/Skills & Abilities required for the position). Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to Human Resources, USAID/Egypt by email to: Nancy Rofael, nrofael@usaid.gov or usaidhr@usaid.gov. If you would like to apply electronically, please send your application & CV as an email attachment to (usaidhr@usaid.gov). Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. All applications and the required documents should be submitted to: EXO/HR - USAID/ Egypt. The evaluation and selection process usually takes two to three months after the deadline. Shortlisted applicants are invited for tests and/or interviews during this time frame. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates who are seriously being considered for a position are contacted for an interview. Please do not contact HR for a status report on your application once your application has been acknowledged. Interviewed candidates will normally be advised of the outcome of the selection process after a period of about four weeks. U.S. Mail: EXO/HR C/O Nancy Rofael USAID/ Egypt- Unit 64902 APO AE 09839-4902 Air courier: Nancy Rofael EXO/HR USAID/ Egypt 1/A Nady El Etesalat st., off Laselki St, New Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Postal Code 11435 For those who wish to send their application via pouch, please also send your application & CV by Email attachment (usaidhr@usaid.gov) to ensure receipt of your application before the closing date. Application form, USG Optional Form 612(OF-612) can be located at: OF-612: https://dcb.cit.nih.gov/documents/of612.pdf Offerors are requested to provide their full mailing address and contact information (telephone, fax or email). The U.S. Government is under no obligation to award a contract based on this notice. Sincerely, Samia Joseph HR Officer

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRCTOR (PSC) DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURE AND LAND

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 26, 2015  -  Deadline March 19, 2015
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The MCC requires the services of an Intermittent Personal Services Contractor (PSC) to actively participate in the relevant practice area and perform a variety of assignments associated with the development and implementation of MCC-funded projects and activities, as well as a range of responsibilities related to practice area development and MCC internal administration. The assigned practice area is based on a specific area of policy/guidance for which effective implementation is a priority for MCC, as-well-as by the presence in MCC of staff with professional expertise where the subject area and the staff working in it cut across MCC divisions. The subject area is relevant to most MCC partner countries at some stage of compact consultation, design, or implementation. Examples of current practice groups include infrastructure, Agriculture, Land, ESA, Gender and Social Assessment, etc.

Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal (KISAN II)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published October 7, 2016
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The purpose of this pre-solicitation notice is to notify potential offerors that the U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID) Mission to Nepal intends to issue a solicitation for a potential five-year completion type contract entitled Feed the Future (FTF) Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal (KISAN II) Project as part of the U.S. Government's FTF Initiative, contributing to the Government of Nepal's (GON's) Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS). KISAN II will be implemented in 20 hill and terai districts in province 5, 6 and 7 and five earthquake affected districts in province three (3).

RFI: USAID/Bangladesh Feed the Future Strengthening Agriculture Production and Market Systems (SAPMS) Activity

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline September 8, 2015
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The subject Request for Information (RFI) intends to seek public comments/feedback on the attached DRAFT Program Description/Statement of Work for a possible new activity. This is NOT an invitation for bid, Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Application (RFA) and is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government to issue any solicitation or ultimately making any awards on the basis of this RFI, or to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request. It should be noted that responding to this RFI will not give any advantage to any organization in any subsequent procurement. USAID will not provide answers to any question(s) submitted in response to this request. This RFI intends to collect details concerning interest, capabilities and market information related to the enclosed documents. The purpose of the Activity: The USAID/Bangladesh FTF Strengthening Agriculture Production and Market Systems (SAPMS) Activity will build on the successes of the current FTF Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) activities and ensure the integration of the lessons learned from the previous Poverty Reduction by Increasing the Competitiveness of Enterprise (PRICE) activity and ongoing FTF Agriculture Extension and Agriculture Inputs Projects as well as the Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) activity. SAPMS will be a primary mechanism to support small holder productivity and market systems development under USAID/Bangladesh's FTF strategy, with the objective of improved food security through systemic changes that increase rural incomes and - via increased incomes, including women's income, and incentivized crop diversification - to improved nutrition. The goal of FTF, "to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger" aligns well with Government of Bangladesh's (GOB's) goal "for achieving poverty reduction through accelerated agricultural investment and growth." USAID/Bangladesh's new Strengthening Agriculture Production and Market Systems (SAPMS) activity will foster growth and reduce poverty through improving the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and resilience of rice and other selected crops in the FTF Zone of Influence (ZOI) to the benefit of large numbers of men and women and their families in rural households, farms, and market systems

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRCTOR (PSC), DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURE AND LAND

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 19, 2015
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The MCC is in the process of acquiring the services of an Intermittent Personal Services Contractor (PSC) to actively participate in the relevant practice area and perform a variety of assignments associated with the development and implementation of MCC-funded projects and activities, as well as a range of responsibilities related to practice area development and MCC internal administration. The assigned practice area is based on a specific area of policy/guidance for which effective implementation is a priority for MCC, as-well-as by the presence in MCC of staff with professional expertise where the subject area and the staff working in it cut across MCC divisions. The subject area is relevant to most MCC partner countries at some stage of compact consultation, design, or implementation. Examples of current practice groups include infrastructure, Agriculture, Land, ESA, Gender and Social Assessment, etc. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months.

Agriculture Lead Activity (Ag Lead)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published February 8, 2016
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Activity Goal and Purpose The goal of the “Agriculture Lead Activity” (Ag Lead) is to further stimulate the transformation of the Moldovan high-value agricultural sector into an engine of economic growth for the country, leading to improved competitiveness and higher living standards for rural Moldovans in the long term. Ag Lead is a $24.7 million 5-year new activity under USAID/Moldova’s Economic Growth Project (MEGP). The main purpose of the contract is to continue growing and expanding key competitive agricultural value chains in Moldova and to intensify USAID’s efforts in building resilience to Russian trade bans, and supporting market diversification opportunities for the Moldovan agricultural sector.    The specific objectives of the activity are:  1. Expand trade and strengthen linkages to domestic, regional and international markets for targeted value chains;  2. Improve productivity, post-harvest handling and private sector capacity to comply with European/international standards in targeted value chains;  3. Increase capacities of member-based groups (producer groups, Water User Associations (WUAs) and industry associations) to serve their members in targeted value chains; 4.  Improve enabling environment, leading to increased investments and improved workforce in key value chains.   

Agriculture, Irrigation (including water user assocaitions) and NRM Consulting Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published June 29, 2016  -  Deadline July 14, 2016
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Agriculture, Irrigation (including water user asociations) and NRM Consulting Services Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0183 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0183 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC requires consultant services to support the MCC Agriculture and Land Practice Group and members of relevant MCC country teams and implementation support teams in their efforts to (i) assess agriculture, agribusiness, irrigation (including water user associations) and NRM aspects of proposed Compact projects and activities and (ii) provide implementation oversight and assessment of implementer and project performance for projects with assess agriculture, agribusiness, irrigation (including water user associations) and NRM activities and components in on-going Compacts. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation. 9) The Consultant shall perform the tasks under this contract in MCC-eligible countries, in MCC offices in Washington DC as requested, and at his/her own facilities. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration: Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements:• Experience working on and/or designing and implementing agriculture, agribusiness, irrigation (including water user associations), agribusiness and NRM projects in MCC eligible countries, • Demonstrated familiarity and experience with management and technical oversight of integrated large-scale irrigation investments that include hard and soft investments including agricultural productivity, access to markets, water user association capacity building, and water resources management;• Experience managing and implementing irrigation projects, including alternatives analysis and sustainable approaches to operations and management of systems by local communities and/or associations of water users;• Experience implementing and/or developing "climate resilient" agriculture projects and/or supporting activities, including mitigation and/or adaptation;• Familiarity with MCC model and approach to project development, design and implementation oversight;• Experience working in the private sector in crop, horticulture, and input supply industries;• Demonstrated experience assessing the positive and negative impacts of current laws, policies and regulations on the agriculture (including inputs), irrigation (including water user associations), agribusiness and NRM sectors and identifying changes that would enhance private sector investment in these sectors Preferred Requirements:• French language skills preferred. MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 14, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on July 12, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0183 AND description of ‘Agriculture Irrigation Consulting Services' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

24--Agriculture Tractor

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ECC | Published August 8, 2014  -  Deadline September 22, 2014
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Agriculture Tractor

Agriculture Development Specialist

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published May 18, 2013  -  Deadline May 23, 2013
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The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Agriculture Development Specialist for its Mission in Liberia. VACANCY#: VA-669-13-000005. OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED QUALIFIED LIBERIAN CITIZENS Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. POSITION: Agriculture Development Specialist OPENING DATE: May 9, 2013 CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2013 WORKING HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week SALARY: Ranging from US$ 22,441 - US$ 43,340 p.a. depending on experience, qualifications and salary history Basic Function of the Position The incumbent is a senior Foreign Service National (FSN) who serves as the Mission's technical advisor on agriculture and food security. This position involves oversight of agricultural development projects funded by USAID including coordination with other donors and with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The incumbent additionally supports complementary programming including vocational educational programming, nutrition, agri-business and cash crop expansion, agriculture and food security policy and private sector development. The incumbent also provides support to USG funded Food for Peace Development programs. S/he maintains extensive contacts with other donors and with the Government of Liberia (GOL) in Monrovia and in the field. The incumbent will also provide field coordination and monitoring support. A. Major Duties and Responsibilities Technical and Managerial Leadership (50%) • Serves as a principal strategic advisor and coordinator with and amongst USG-funded agriculture projects, including Feed the Future (FtF) programs, programs of the USDA, programs of Food for Peace, and USAID-funded programs directly relevant to FtF implementation, including energy and road infrastructure, vocational education and other educational activities, nutrition, agriculture policy and private sector development. • The incumbent will be aware of planning, ongoing projects and coordination opportunities of other donors and of the GOL that will strengthen the impact of USG and other-funded FtF programs. • The incumbent will coordinate with the MOA on agriculture development. The incumbent will track progress of USG programs against relevant agriculture development strategies including the Liberia Agriculture Strategy Implementation Project (LASIP). • Supports the USG in the conceptualization, design and drafting of new agricultural and private enterprise activities. • Maintains extensive contacts with the GOL, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to follow trends in the agriculture and private enterprise development sectors. Management of one or More Awards (25%) • The incumbent will serve as the Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) and/or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for one or more awards. Technical Oversight and Coordination (25%) • The incumbent will provide oversight to field activities including field monitoring and coordination and organizing field coordination workshops and events to strengthen collaboration between USG and other donor-funded agriculture and food security initiatives. • The incumbent may assume additional responsibilities, as directed by the Economic Growth Office Director. B. Qualifications Education: A Master's Degree or PhD in an agriculture-related field, including, e.g., soil science, agriculture, economics, environmental science, or natural resource management. Any of the aforementioned fields is preferred. Prior work experience: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience working in a position in the management of agriculture development assistance programs, including four years of supervisory/managerial responsibilities. Language proficiency: Level IV English (fluency) is required for oral and written expression. Knowledge: Incumbent must be knowledgeable in the areas of agri-business, agriculture extension, agriculture marketing and administration. He/she must be familiar with program management, including monitoring and evaluation. Fluency in Microsoft Office applications is essential. Skills and Abilities: The incumbent is expected to have and be able to apply strong management skills and technical knowledge. The incumbent should be able to work at the highest professional standard, with minimal supervision. He/she should monitor and analyze activities, and identify possible solutions to overcome obstacles. He/she must be able to analyze development projects, work plans and project budgets in order to determine their appropriateness. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. He/she should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with implementing organizations, other donors, Government of Liberia officials and commercial sector executives. Supervision received: The incumbent is supervised by the Economic Growth Team Leader and by the Agriculture Team Leader in the Office of Economic Growth. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent is required to use independent judgment and apply appropriate US government regulations in dealing with implementing organizations, GOL officials, and all other key stakeholders. He/she must be able to work with confidence at the highest levels of the GOL. Authority to make commitment: The incumbent does not commit U.S. Government financial resources but does participate in formulating, monitoring and managing budgets for programs he/she serves as Activity Manager. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent has frequent contact with GOL officials; heads of United Nations missions to Liberia (e.g. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative); heads of non-governmental and civil society organizations; commercial sector representatives, and other stakeholders for the purpose to enhance USAID activities and develop innovative and useful synergies. Contract duration: 12 months (renewable). Selection Process After an initial screening of applications, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. How to Apply Interested candidates for this position should submit the following: 1. A clearly typed application letter which briefly summarizes why you believe you are qualified for this position. 2. Resume 3. The names and contact details of three references that can attest for your professional qualifications and/or work experience. 4. Documentation (e.g. copied of certificates, awards, degrees) that address the minimum requirements of the position. Submit application to: The Agriculture Development Specialist USAID/Liberia C/O American Embassy Gate 3, Mamba Point Or by e-mail to: Monrovia-hr@usaid.gov

Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published March 19, 2010  -  Deadline April 12, 2010
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1. Position Title: Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor. 2. Market Value: GS-14 Equivalent ($84,697 - $110,104). Final compensation will be based upon the candidate past salary history and work experience. 3. Place of Performance: Kampala, Uganda 4. Period of Performance: Two year contract with optional three one-year extensions depending on continuance of need, demonstrated performance, and availability of funds. 5. The Ag. Advisor position requires an individual with solid technical expertise in the area of agriculture development and management. 6. Education: Post graduate degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, business management, or a related field preferred. 7. Work Experience and Knowledge: Minimum of ten years of successfully developing and implementing agriculture-related development strategies, programs and activities. Emphasis will be placed on demonstrated abilities to: Develop agriculture development strategic and results frameworks in collaboration with host country governments, donor partners, private sector actors and implementing partners; Design and implement agriculture development activities that fill gaps, or areas not being addressed by host country governments, donor partners or other funding agencies, and that clearly contribute to achieving objectives attached to a defined strategic framework; Serve as a technical advisor and an effective liaison to coordinate activities internally between USAID (or other donor) offices, and implementing partners, and externally between USAID and host governments, and other donor partners and other funding agencies; Apply current and deep knowledge of agriculture development strategies and practices to strengthen food security through agriculture development from "research to the farm to the market to the table"; Emphasis will be placed on agriculture development experience and knowledge in the following areas: Improved access to inputs; increased production; improved post harvest handling and storage; increased access to domestic, regional and international markets; facilitation of trade linkages; development of agriculture/food policy and standards; improved agriculture research and education; development of sustainable natural resource and land use management practices; improved nutritional status of targeted population; promotion of gender equity; participation of the ultra poor in agricultural activities.(8) Skills and Abilities: Minimum of ten years of successfully managing, coordinating, evaluating, and reporting on agriculture or related development activities. Emphasis will be placed on demonstrated abilities to: Manage multiple complex development activities within a portfolio, across a development organization's offices, and in coordination with the other USG agencies, host country governments, and other donor partners and funding agencies; Analyze activities for technical effectiveness and develop and implement timely modifications to on-going development activities to improve upon intended results; Coordinate with host country government officials, professional consultants, U.S. and non-U.S. military colleagues, and local and third country nationals; Write quality reports and constructively edit work of others required; Prepare and deliver concise oral presentations to senior government, private sector, and donor partner officials; Oversee activities and apply regulatory requirements to ensure implementing partners compliance with government standards; Understand cultural systems/norms and business practices to facilitate team cooperation and collaboration to achieve intended development results. 9. Communication: Fluent English speaking, reading, and writing and computer proficiency is required to represent USAID and promote the Mission's goals and objectives to outside audiences; Emphasis will be placed on demonstration of the following skills: Written and oral communication capabilities; Strong computer skills particularly use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Notice to Applicants: All qualified individuals able to obtain employment authorization and medical clearance can apply. USAID reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. Introduction: USAID Uganda seeks to hire a qualified individual to serve as Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor. S/he will provide expert advice and services to support the USAID/Uganda Office of Economic Growth, Strategic Objective 7 in designing/developing, planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring the Mission's agriculture program portfolio; has a leadership role in initiating actions related to strategy, project design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, analyses, assessments, evaluations and close-out of programs, activities (projects), and/or strategic objectives and operational plans included in the broader agriculture portfolio; plays a lead role in designing and guiding the technical direction of the Mission's agriculture portfolio and coordinating agriculture-related activities, including facilitating/maintaining technical discussions with the GOU (i.e. the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and other ministries associated with the advancement of the agricultural sector), the Ugandan private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), other U.S. Agencies, multilateral donors, and implementing partners. S/he is expected to be entrepreneurial, resourceful, and innovative to identify and develop promising initiatives and leverage USG, GOU, and other donor funds. S/he will be responsible for implementing and monitoring agriculture activities by guiding, coordinating, and managing human and financial resources assigned to achieve planned results in agriculture development and the goals of the broad GHFSI. S/he will be a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative or Agreement Officer's Technical Representative COTR/AOTR; formerly Cognizant Technical Officer on one or more activities or programs to be determined after hiring. S/he will also be expected to serve as Alternate COTR/AOTR and 2nd Alternate COTR/AOTR as necessary given staff leave schedules and staff shortages. S/he will be provided training on USAID COTR/AOTR responsibilities and procedures as well as certification in these qualifications. In this capacity, the incumbent shall: 1. Serve as Technical Advisor: 1A. Serve as the Mission's technical expert in agriculture development, particularly as it relates to implementing the GHFSI. This will require technical guidance on issues including: Agriculture development (e.g. production input, production techniques, post harvest handling and storage, value-added processing, access to markets, and regional trade); Agriculture sector capacity (e.g. research and development, education, extension services, agri-business practices, access to finance, agri-business environment, and complementary business services sector; Agriculture-related environment concerns (e.g. sustainable natural resource and land use management and global climate change adaptation and mitigation); and Cross-cutting concerns (e.g. gender equity, nutrition, targeting the ultra-poor, and transitioning assistance from disaster relief to development activities in northern Uganda). 1B. Advise the Economic Growth team and Mission management, individual technical officers, and other staff regarding agriculture development, agriculture sector capacity, agriculture-related environment concerns, and cross-cutting themes. S/he provides guidance to the Mission, and/or other USG groups/fora, coordinates information, and builds consensus from various organizations involved in the preparation and approval of various documents. The advisor exercises independent judgment and applies broad technical knowledge of agricultural business conditions and trends in preparing or assuring preparation of implementation documents, concept memoranda and decision papers, briefing memoranda, authorizations, and Congressional Notifications. 2. Program/Activity Development and/or Management Work: 2A. Provide analytical leadership and contribute to Mission strategy development to enhance the long-term impact of the USAID agriculture investments. Plan and design mission-specific activities under established and/or proposed program objectives, and is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of agriculture sector initiatives. Design and/or manage programs addressing agriculture development, agriculture sector capacity, agriculture-related environmental concerns, and cross-cutting concerns. Leverage USG, GOU, and other donor funds to achieve the Mission's goals and objectives. 2B. Provide appropriate/effective programming of Mission resources, planning, development, budgeting, procurement (acquisition and assistance), implementation, monitoring, managing for results, and close-out of agriculture development assistance activities in Uganda. Coach and provide formal and informal training to staff in areas of expertise and develop/implement improved approaches to activity management. 2C. Coordinate closely with USAID/Uganda's offices of Investing in People (SO8), Democracy and Governance (SO9), Food for Peace, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Office of Transition Initiatives, the USAID/East Africa Regional Mission, the U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Agriculture to identify and exploit opportunities where funds may be leveraged to achieve objectives and results within a "whole of government" framework. 2D. Oversee the preparation of reports and records of work accomplishments, and maintain administrative information such as project working files and official files. Coordinate the preparation, presentation, and communication of work-related information to the supervisor, and when required, to Mission Management, the Embassy, the GOU and others as assigned. Inform the supervisor of personnel performance management issues/problems and recommend/request related actions such as: assignments, reassignments, promotions, peer reviews, performance appraisals, and awards. 3. COTR/AOTR Responsibilities:3A. Review contractor/awardees performance through site visits, correspondence, and telephone conversations for completion of technical programming, recommend cure or show cause notices when the contractor is not in compliance, and conduct contract or agreement reviews to evaluate performance. Monitor contractor/grantee activity through personal contact or review to assure compliance with technical, financial, delivery and other terms of contracts, cooperative agreements or grants. Review official agreement files to ensure no pending administrative actions and that agreements are complete in every aspect and ready to close, and obtain approval of all close out documentation. Prepare as necessary contract and grantee guidance pertaining primarily to program assistance, and approve and provide oversight on annual work plans life of project work plan, monitoring and evaluation plans, and report to the supervisor as required. Following contract award, monitor all the phases of award and closing including: Monitoring implementing partner's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the contracting officer changes in requirements; Interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; Performing technical evaluation as required; Performing technical inspection and acceptance required by contracts or agreements; and Assisting in the resolution of technical problems. 3B. Provide both oversight as well as direction on meeting the goals and objectives of the programs, modification of programs as required and reporting to the Office of Acquisition and Agreements on the status of the work and the quality of the performance. Recommend modification to work plans, changes in the contractor/grantees team and other remedial actions required to meet the goals, expected by USAID. Issue technical directives in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations/Automated Directives Systems requirements for substantial and official communications; Maintain working COTR/AOTR files for each activity managed and periodically review the official files for each activity. Because M&E are basic requirements of USAID management, closely evaluate the results, benchmarks, and milestones of activity M&E plans; Insure that the USAID required indicators from the Strategic Objective/Operational Plan are included and reported in the M&E plans; Perform other similar and related duties as required and assigned by the supervisor. 4. The Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor will report to the SO7 Team Leader. For detailed scope of work and evaluation criteria, please send email to gnakaddu@usaid.gov, copy, gmuntu@usaid.gov or access at: http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

SENIOR AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published October 17, 2016  -  Deadline November 8, 2016
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The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. Citizen or Third Country Nationals (TCN) interested in providing Personal Services Contract (PSC) as described in the attached solicitation.

Senior Agriculture and Agribusiness Specialist

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published April 6, 2011  -  Deadline May 6, 2011
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The Senior Agriculture and Agribusiness Specialist (the Specialist) will provide expert advice and services to support the USAID/Sudan Mission in developing, planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring the Agency's agriculture portfolio. The Specialist has a leadership role in initiating actions related to strategy, project design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, analyses, assessments, evaluations and close-out of programs, activities (projects), and/or strategic objectives and operational plans included in the broader agriculture portfolio.
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