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EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

Den nationale anvisningsberettigede for Den Europæiske Udviklingsfond, finansministeriet, for regeringen i Republikken Zambia | Published January 19, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

Den nationale anvisningsberettigede for Den Europæiske Udviklingsfond, finansministeriet, for regeringen i Republikken Zambia | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

Den nationale anvisningsberettigede, finansministeriet | Published August 19, 2015
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EDF — Technical assistance to support the performance enhancement programme for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for better service delivery to farmers

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock | Published January 28, 2015  -  Deadline February 12, 2015
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Consulting Services For Construction Supervision Of The Mwomboshi Dam REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock REQUESTFOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST MAL/IDSP/CONS/01/2015 Project ID No. P102459 IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTPROJECT Assignment: Consulting services for Construction Supervision of the Mwomboshidam The Government of theRepublic of Zambia has received credit from the International Development Association(IDA) towardthe cost of implementing Irrigation Development Support Project(IDSP). The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit to hire consultingservices for Construction Supervision of the proposed Mwomboshi dam in Chisambadistrict of Central Province in Zambia. Interested eligibleconsultants must provide capability statements indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.  More specifically, the capacity statements must demonstrate at minimum the followingcapabilities and/ or qualifications: (1). Preparation of Dam Safety Plans in accordancewith existing legislations on Dam Safety in Zambia & International Standards required to keep the dam safe throughout itsdesign life. (2). Carry out pre-construction activities involved inorganizing, mobilizing and planningoverall site supervision activitiesrelated to the constructionof the dam. (3). Carry out construction supervision activities related to theconstruction of the dam (4). Provide training tothe staff of the eventual appointed O&M Governmental Authority and/ or entity that will manage and run this complexproject. (5). Carry out appropriate inspection works necessary for preparation and issuance of Final Acceptance and PaymentCertificates. Interested consultant must provide information indicating that they are qualified to performthe services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skillsamong staff, etc.).  Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualifications. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) now invites eligible consultants to indicatetheir interests in providing the above services. A consultant will be selected in accordancewith the procedures set out in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January, 2011 Edition). "Consultant Guidelines" Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during officehours from 8:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 hours, local time, week days only. Expression of interests should be addressed and delivered to the address beloweither as a hard or electronic copy by 10:00 hours, local time, on 12th February,2015. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Independence Avenue P.O Box 50060 LUSAKA Attn: Head - Procurement and SuppliesUnit Telefax: +260 211 253946 Tel: +260 211 252651 E-mail:mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com/ chrlschbl@gmail.com

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock | Published March 6, 2015  -  Deadline April 21, 2015
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Construction Of The Mwomboshi Dam And Reservoir, Located On Mwomboshi River, Chisamba District REPUBLIC OFZAMBIA Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION MAL/IDSP/CONST/02/2015 ZAMBIA IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROJECT (IDSP) CONSTRUCTION OF THEMWOMBOSHI DAM AND RESERVOIR, LOCATED ON MWOMBOSHIRIVER, CHISAMBA DISTRICT Credit No.IDA48740. Project ID No.P102459 The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Irrigation Development SupportProject and it intends to apply part ofthe proceeds toward payments under the contract for Construction of the Mwomboshi Dam and Reservoir, located in Mwomboshi River,Chisamba District. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock intends to prequalify contractors and/or firms for Construction of the Mwomboshi Dam and Reservoir, located on Mwomboshi River, ChisambaDistrict. The Construction works of Mwomboshi Dam andReservoir with all accessories include Dam embankment main intake structures, spillway, diversion works and pedestrian bridgelocated in Mwomboshi catchment and allcivil works of the three shore-based pumping stations of the Mwomboshi Reservoir and theexcavations of the three approach canals to the pumping stations. In more details the worksinclude: The Mwomboshiclay core rockfill dam (710,000m3 volume, 23m height, 1.7km total length), with a frontal ungated concrete spillwaysection of 115m and two embankments, as well as retaining walls on each side of the spillway, a pedestrian bridge, an intake pipe,an environmental flow pipe and bottom outlet works.Associatedaccess roads of 8.5km length and ancillary works, including two small pipe culverts.Civilengineering works, including the excavations of the approach canals, the concrete structures and the fencing of three shore basedpumping stations. The total excavations' volume for the construction of the pumping stations is approximately270,000m3.The contractorwill also undertake the construction of the concrete ramps and the rails on which the pumps willbe placed.Protection worksof the downstream face of an existing small dam at the south bank of the reservoir, consistingin the creation of a 6m high zoneusing excavation material from the pumping stations. Prequalification will be conducted through theprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits,  (current edition), andis open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation, and inspect the prequalification documents, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock at the address below duringoffice hours 08:00 to 13:00 hours and 14:00 to 17:00 hours. A complete set of prequalification documents in English may bepurchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee of K500.00 or its equivalent in any freely convertible currency at the prevailing exchange rate. The method of payment will becash. The document will be sent by e-mail for overseas deliverywhere necessary. Applications for prequalification should besubmitted in clearly marked envelopes and delivered to the address below  by 10:00 hourslocal time on 21st April, 2015. Late applications willberejected. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Independence Avenue P.O Box 50060 LUSAKA Attn: Head - Procurement and SuppliesUnit Telefax: +260 211 253946 Tel: +260 211 252651 E-mail:sylvia2011sichone@yahoo.com, Cc. mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com, chrlschbl@gmail.com

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2015
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Construction Supervision And Preparation Of Maintenance Plans For Lusitu, Mwomboshi And Musakashi Irrigation Schemes ZAMBIA IRRIGATIONDEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROJECT CreditNo.:                  48740 ProjectNo.                  P102459 Assignment Title:      Consulting services for Construction Supervision and Preparation of Maintenance Plans for Lusitu,Mwomboshi and Musakashi Irrigation Schemes Reference No.              MAL/IDSP/CONS/06/2015 TheGovernment of the Republic of Zambia has received a credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA)toward the cost of implementing the Irrigation Development Support Project(IDSP). The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) intends to use part ofthe proceeds of the credit to hire consulting services for ConstructionSupervision and Preparation of Maintenance Plans forLusitu, Mwomboshi and MusakashiIrrigation Schemes inChirundu, Chisamba and Mufulira Districts, respectively. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock now invites eligibleconsulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: Carried outpre-construction activities involved in organizing, mobilizing and planning overallsite supervision activities related to the construction of the Irrigation Schemes. Carried out constructionsupervision activities related to the construction and Preparation of Maintenance Plans of IrrigationSchemes. Previously provided trainingto the staff in the operation and management of irrigation schemes. Carriedout inspection works necessary for preparation and issuance of Final Acceptanceand Payment Certificates. Aconsultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set outin theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011 Edition) "ConsultantGuidelines". Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance theirqualifications. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours from8:30 to13:00 and from 14:30 to 17:00 hours, local time, week days only Expression of Interests should be addressed anddelivered to the address below either as a hard or electronic copy by10:00hours, local time, on 10th November, 2015. ThePermanent Secretary Ministryof Agriculture and Livestock IndependenceAvenue P.O Box 50060 LUSAKA Attn:Head - Procurement and Supplies Unit Telefax: +260 211 253946 Tel: +260 211 252651 E-mail:/chrlschbl@gmail.com,mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock | Published April 15, 2015
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General Procurement Notice General ProcurementNotice Country:Zambia Name of project:Irrigation Development Support Project Sector: Agriculture Credit No.: IDA 48740 ZM 1.The Government of the Republic of Zambiahas received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the IrrigationDevelopment Support Project (IDSP), and it is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit be appliedto eligible payments forgoods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under thisproject. 2.The project includes the following components: Component 1: Irrigation Agriculture SupportServices Component 2: PublicInfrastructure Component 3: Private andCooperative Investment Component 4: Managementand Coordination 3.Description of the services to be procured under the ICBand QCBS procedures. *Design review andconstruction supervision consultancy for irrigationdelivery systems * Long-term management and operation services for primary and secondaryirrigation infrastructure and drainageinfrastructure * Support services for capacitybuilding among smallholder farmers * Commercialfarming (including capital investment) Theabove services will be procured at three sites (Lusitu, Musakashi and Mwomboshi ? the IDSP Group 1 sites). These services areintended to be provided as a complete package at each site, but bidders may choose to bid for any number of sites. The services donot extend to design review and construction supervision for the large dam at Mwomboshi which is subject to a separateprocurement. Farming operationsat each sitewill be organised around a tiered system, with distinct tiers for smallholder farmers, emerging small-scale commercial farmersandmid/large-scale commercial farmers. The irrigable areas availablefor mid/large-scale commercial farming will beapproximately, * Lusitu (Siavonga District):90 ha for banana / fruit production *Musakashi (Mufulira District): 700 ha for arable production * Mwomboshi (Chibombo District): 900 ha for arable production 4.Procurement ofcontracts financed by the credit will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Guidelines:procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants (January 2011 edition), andis open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's International CompetitiveBidding (ICB) procedures will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket and localnewspapers. 5.Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list toreceive invitations to prequalify/bid under the ICB procedures, or those requiring additionalinformation, should contact theaddress below. Further briefing materials will be made available to interested parties from April2015. The PermanentSecretary Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Independence Avenue P.O Box 50060 LUSAKA Attn: Head - Procurement and Supplies Unit Telefax: +260 211 253946 Tel:+260 211 252651 E-mail:sylvia2011sichone@yahoo.com, Cc. mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com, chrlschbl@gmail.com

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock | Published August 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 29, 2015
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Construction Of Lusitu Irrigation Scheme In Chirundu District ZAMBIA IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROJECT Credit No. IDA48740 PROJECT ID NO. P102459 CONTRACT TITLE:CONSTRUCTION OF LUSITU IRRIGATION SCHEME IN CHIRUNDU DISTRICT REFERENCE NO. MAL/IDSP/CONST/04/2015 The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Irrigation Development SupportProject (IDSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Construction of Lusitu IrrigationScheme in Chirundu District. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Construction of Lusitu IrrigationScheme in Chirundu District. The works involve the construction of electro mechanical works of the pumping stations, including all associated irrigationnetworks and auxiliary infrastructure (pumping stations and reservoirs, conveyance and distribution networks, pipeline, valves andhydrants, horse-furrow system, access roads, culverts, drains and center-pivots). Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Works and Non-ConsultingServices under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers  (Procurement Guidelines -current edition),  and is open to alleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Ministry ofAgriculture and Livestock and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 08:30 to 13:00 hours and 14:30 to 17:00 hours at the address given below. A complete set of bidding documents in English language may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submissionof a written application to the addressbelow and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of One Thousand Kwacha Only (K1,000.00) or any freely convertiblecurrency in cash. Bids must be deliveredto the address below on or before 10:00 hours local time on 29th September, 2015. Electronicbidding will not be permitted.Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone whochoose to attend at the address below on 29th September, 2015 at 10:00 local time. All bids must be validfor a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by a bid-Securing Declaration. TheBid Securing Declaration shall be in the sample format provided in the Bidding Document. Interested bidders areto undertake a mandatory site visit which will be held on Thursday 10th September, 2015 at10:00 hours local time at the Office of the District Agriculture Coordinator (DACO) in Chirundu. The Pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday 11th September, 2015 at 10:00 hours local time, at the address belowin the Main Conference room No.436. The address referred to above is: The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Room 310, 3rd Floor, Mulungushi House Independence Avenue Lusaka Attn: Head - Procurement and SuppliesUnit Telefax: +260 211 253946 Tel: +260 211 252651 E-mail: sylvia2011sichone@yahoo.com, Cc.mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com, chrlschbl@gmail.com

ZM:Stengthening Climate Resilience - P127254

Ministry of Finance | Published November 20, 2014  -  Deadline December 5, 2014
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Adaptation Expert For Agriculture And Natural Resources For The Baroste Sub- Basin MINISTRY OF FINANCE NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE SECRETARIAT PILOT PROGRAM FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE (PPCR 11) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST Project ID          : P127254 Bid referencenumber:MOF/PPCR/C/005/2014 ADAPTATION EXPERT FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE BAROSTESUB-BASIN 1.0     Background Climate change has become a major threat to Zambia'ssustainable development. Extreme weather events manifesting in such incidences such as floods, droughts, frosts and heavy rainfallare already happening and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency. Over the past three decades, these events have costZambia an estimated 0.4% of annual economic growth according to the economic cost of climate change study conducted in 2010.Withoutaction, the impacts could rise to 0.9% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next decade thereby keeping an additional 300,000Zambians below the poverty line, and undermine the strong economic growth that Zambia has experienced over the last 5 years (anaverage of 6.4% a year). Hence, a key challenge for Zambia will be to safeguard itshard-earned development gains, and promoteclimate resilience for vulnerable sectors and population. The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is oneof the global climate funds established under the multi-donor Climate Investment Fund (CIF) which aims to support and assistcountries transform into a climate resilient development path, consistent with poverty reduction and sustainable development goals.Zambia is one of the three countries in Africa selected to implement the PPCR (the others are Mozambique and Niger). The PPCR seeksto complement available adaptation financing by providing funds for programmatic approaches to integrate climate resilience intocore development policies, plans and projects, thus  catalyzing a transformationalshift from "business as usual" (sector-by-sector and project-by-project) towards a more programmatic way of building the country'sclimate resilience. In Zambia, the PPCRis an integral part of the NationalClimate Resilience and Low Emissions Development Programme, which is being established under the Interim National Climate ChangeSecretariat, Ministry of Finance, with representation from key Sectoral Ministries.  Assuch, the PPCR is part of a series of projects undera unified national programme. The Zambia PPCR is structured in two Phases: a)      Phase I (June 2010 to September 2013) helped mainstream climate change into the Zambia Sixth National Development Planand prepare for the second phase. This phase culminated into the design of a StrategicProgrammefor Climate Resilience (SPCR) which was presented to donors in June 2011, and served as the blueprint for the adaptationactivities expected to be piloted in Phase II. b)      Phase II (September 2013-2019) will be anchored on the investment project ? Zambia Strengthening Climate Resiliencein the Barotse Sub-Basin Project (US$36million). The Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (Phase II) Project's developmentobjective is to strengthen Zambia's institutional framework for climate resilience and improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerablecommunities in the Barotse sub-basin. The project has three components: 1)         Strategic National ProgramSupport, aiming to strengthen thenational institutional and financial framework for climate resilience, by: (a) Providing institutional support to the national climate change program; and (b) Strengthening climate information; 2)         Support to ParticipatoryAdaptation, through strengthening of theadaptive capacity of vulnerable rural communities in the Barotse sub-basin; 3)         Pilot ParticipatoryAdaptation through the funding of actualparticipatory adaptation investments in the Barotse sub-basin, including: (a) Community adaptation sub-grants; (b) Establishment and operation of an adaptation contingency fund; and (c) Rehabilitation and strengthened management of traditional canals. 2.0     Key objective of theassignment The objective of this assignment is to support the integration of Climate Resilient, climate and Smart Agriculture and Nature Resource Management options andactivities into the District, ward and farm level development plans for improved and sustainable livelihoods. And also provide technicalassistance to grant funded projects. 3.0     EligibilityCriteria Eligibility criteria for the establishment of the shortlist andthe selection procedure will be based on theConsultants' Qualifications (CQS)in accordance with the World Bank's procedures set out in the World Bank's "Rules and Procedures for Use of Consultants of January 2011 and Revised in July2014. 4.0     Qualifications and ExperienceRequired The candidate should have the following qualifications and relevant experience: a.         Master's level degree inNatural Resources Management, Agricultural Sciences, Land and Water Management/Engineering Irrigation Agronomy and/or any otherrelated degrees. b.        At least five (5) years of working experience on climate resilient agriculture, natural resources management, or food security and sustainable development. c.          Demonstrated working experience on climate resilience, climate smart agriculture, disaster risk reduction, biodiversityconservation and Natural resourcemanagementprojects with ruralcommunities. d.         Extensive experience in vulnerability and adaptation needs assessments at the community level. e.         Demonstrated capacity toengage, support, advice and guide institutional building processes and effectively work with multilateral and bilateral developmentagencies, Government counterparts and relevant institutions; f.         Excellent communication,interpersonal skill, commitment, writing and presentation skills in English; 5.0     Timing andDuration The duration of assignment would be two years renewable,subject to formal performance appraisal outcomes and availability of funds. 6.0     Terms of Reference The Terms of Reference and further information may be obtainedfrom addressees below at the National ClimateChange Secretariat, Plot No. 90, Corner of Makishi & Broads Roads, P. O. Box30547, Lusaka-Zambia, during office hours (08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours or by email from chowanimalundu@znccs.org.zm and martinsishekanu@znccs.org.zm 7.0     Deadline andsubmission The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 17:00 hours local time on5th December, 2014.  Expressions of Interest must be submitted to theundersigned by hand in a tender box located at the main entrance of the Ministry ofFinance Headquarters,Chimanga Road, clearly marked "Call for Expression of Interest for the Adaptation Expert for Agriculture andNatural Resources for the Baroste Sub- Basin " to the addressabove: or email to chowanimalundu@znccs.org.zm copied to martinsishekanu@znccs.org.zm.

ZM- Irrigation Development Project(FY10) - P102459

Ministry of Agriculture | Published February 26, 2016  -  Deadline March 15, 2016
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Irrigation Manager And Commercial Farm Investor Under The Irrigation Development And Support Project (idsp) Request for Information irrigation manager and commercial farm investor under the Irrigation Development and Support Project(IDSP) RFI No. MoA/IDSP/2/2016 Project ID No. P102459 IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROJECT 1.        INTRODUCTION 1.1         This Requestfor Information (RFI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business No.WB1803-04/15 of 15 April 2015. 1.2         The ZambianMinistry of Agriculture ("the Ministry") intends to appoint an Irrigation Manager and Commercial Farm Investor at three sites inZambia under the Irrigation Development and Support Project (IDSP). More details on the overview and project scope are provided inAnnex A. 1.3         The Ministryinvites interested parties to respond to this RFI to provide information concerning market conditions and firm capabilities inorder to allow the Ministry to define its requirements. This information will be treated as confidential and will not be used inthe evaluation process for any subsequent contract award. 1.4         The Ministrydoes not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.The Ministry shall not be responsible or liable for the costs associated to the preparation of this RFI. Inaddition, the Ministry reserves the right to defer or cancel the RFI without thereby incurring any liabilities toResponders. 2.          INSTRUCTIONS 2.1         Responders should prepare responses following the format provided inthis document. Answers to the Annex B Questionnaire should address every point as directly and factually as possible. Respondersmayreply in relation to one or more of the three sites. 2.2         This Request for Information (RFI) documentincludes: Annex A Overview and Project Scope Annex B Questionnaire 3.        RESPONSES 3.1       Questions regarding this RFI mustbe submitted in writing tothe contacts identified below, who shall issue written instructions or clarifications to all Responders of record provided they arereceived seven (7) days before the deadline indicated below. 3.2       The Ministry will not be responsible for any oral explanations or interpretations of these documents.Further, each firmsubmitting represents that they have read and understand the RFI document. 3.3       Responses will be accepted by the Ministry based on the following timetable: RFI Issuance Date: February 26, 2016 RFI Response Due Date: March 15, 2016 3.4       Sendelectronic responses to the IDSP Transaction advisor: IDSP@cepa.co.uk, with the IDSP National ProjectCoordinator in copy: mulengabarnabas@hotmail.com. 3.5       The Ministry reserves theright to request additional information after responses are received. Responses to the RFI are for information purposes only andmay be used in the formulation of a subsequent solicitation document. It is expected that invitations to bid will be made in April2016. Sincerely, Dr. Barnabas Mulenga, National Project Coordinator,IDSP MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE Request for Information irrigation manager and commercial farm investor at Musakashi under the Irrigation Development andSupport Project(IDSP) RFI No. MoA/IDSP/2/2016 ANNEX A - OVERVIEW &PROJECT SCOPE OVERVIEW The Government of theRepublic of Zambia (GRZ) hasobtained a credit from the World Bank Group's International Development Association (IDA) for the Irrigation Development andSupport Project (IDSP). Under the IDSP, irrigated farm developments will be established at selected sites in Zambia. Each site willbe designed with private sector parties participating alongsidepublic funding coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture (theMinistry). There will be an Irrigation Manager and Commercial FarmInvestor contract for each of the IDSP's three 'Group 1' sites: ·         Lusitu (Siavonga District) ·         Musakashi (Mufulira District) ·        Mwomboshi (Chibombo District) Further details on the project, its design and theinvestment opportunities will be provided in an Information Memorandum (IM) that will be provided to bidders at the nextprocurement stage. The goal of this RFI is to gather information on theexperience and capabilities of potential bidders for these contracts. SCOPE OFWORK The Ministry intends to grant at each site a concessionto operate and invest in a commercial farm on high-potential farm land (approximately 900 ha at the Mwomboshi site, 700 ha at theMusakashi site and a 90 ha plantation at the Lusitu site), at its own discretion and under a long-term agreement with the Ministryand the local community. This will grant the contractor the right to use the bulk water irrigation system for commercial farming,and will include a lease agreement (25 year) on titled land. Thebulk water irrigation system itself will be publicly financed usingIDSP funds: all investment from the contractor will be in its own on-farm assets. As part of the agreement, the contractor will providethe following services: ·         long-term operation, management and maintenance of primary and secondary irrigation and drainage infrastructure;and ·        provision of support ? including irrigated farming techniques ? tolocal smallholder and emergent farmers who will be co-usersof the irrigation system. This RFI is a precursor to a formal invitation to bidfor these contracts. Applicants will be able to bid for contracts at one, two or all three of thesites. Request for Information irrigation manager and commercial farm investor at Musakashi under the Irrigation Development andSupport Project(IDSP) RFI No. MoA/IDSP/2/2016 ANNEX B ? QUESTIONNAIRE Responders are asked to prepare responses following the format provided inthis document. Supplementary information may be attached to the response. Item# 1. Question: Please briefly state in what capacity youare submitting a response. 2. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof operating and managing a commercial farm? Yes___ No___ 3. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question2, pleasedescribe the farming business (including duration of experience, country and agronomic environment, crops grown, areas under crops,markets served, marketing/distribution arrangements, and turnover).If you answered "No" to Question 2, please briefly describe howyou would propose to access such expertise if appointed. 4. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof investing in a new, greenfield commercial farming business? Yes___ No___ 5. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question4, pleasedescribe the farming business (including duration of experience, country and agronomic environment, crops grown, areas under crops,markets served, marketing/distribution arrangements, and turnover).If you answered "No" to Question 4, please briefly describe howyou would propose to access such expertise if appointed. 6. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof owning and investing in any other agribusiness? Yes___ No___ 7. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question6, pleasedescribe the business (including duration of experience, products or services produced, markets served, marketing/distributionarrangements, and turnover). 8. Question: Do you currently have access to sufficientfunds to invest in a new commercial farming business? Yes___ No___ 9. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question8, pleasebriefly describe the available sources (indicating a range if preferred). If you answered "No" to Question 8, please brieflydescribe how you would propose to access sufficient finance if appointed. 10. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof operating, managing and maintaining an irrigation system? Yes___ No___ 11. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question10, pleasebriefly describe the irrigation system (including durationof experience, location, design and main features, number and nature ofusers, crops grown, the capacity in which you operated the system, and your responsibilities). If you answered "No" to Question 10,please briefly describe how you would propose to access such expertise if appointed. 12. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof advising on the optimisation of bulk water and on-farm irrigation and drainage schemes (water allocations, fee mechanismsandon-farm water management)? Yes___ No___ 13. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question12, pleasebriefly describe the schemes (including duration of experience, location, design and main features, number and nature of users, andthe capacity in which you provided advice). If you answered "No" to Question 12, please briefly describe how you would propose toaccesssuch expertise if appointed. 14. Question: Do you have experience in the past ten yearsof assisting (through contract farming, provision of technical assistance or provision of extension services) groups of smallholderfarmers? Yes___ No___ 15. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question14, pleasedescribe the assistance provided (including duration of experience, country and agronomic environment, crops grown, areas undercrops, number of smallholders supported, and the nature of support provided). If you answered "No" to Question 14, please brieflydescribe how you would propose to access such expertise if appointed. 16. Question: Do you have experience in thepast ten years of managing contracts for the provision of services to governments or other public sector agencies? Yes___ No___ 17. Question: If you answered "Yes" to Question16, pleasebriefly describe up to two relevant examples (including a description of services provided, duration of the contract, your role,andmeans of remuneration).

ZM:Stengthening Climate Resilience - P127254

Ministry of Finance | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Terms Of Reference Forbudget Tracking Tool Expertfor The Pilot Program For Climate Resilience (phase Ii) TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR BUDGET TRACKING TOOL EXPERT FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM FOR CLIMATERESILIENCE (PHASE II) Project ID          : P127254 Bid reference number: MOF/PPCR/C/006/2014 (READVERTISED) 1      BACKGROUND Climate change has become a major threat to Zambia's sustainable development. Extreme weather events such asfloods, droughts and heavy rainfall are already happening and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency. Over the pastthree decades, these events have cost Zambia some 0.4% of annual economic growth. Without action, the impacts could rise to 0.9% ofGross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next decade, keeping an additional 300,000 Zambians below the poverty line, and undermine thestrong growth that Zambia has experienced over the last 5 years (an average of 6.4% a year). Hence, a key challenge for Zambia willbe to safeguard its hard-earned development gains, and promote climate resilience for vulnerable sectors and populations. The Pilot Program forClimate Resilience (PPCR) is one of the global climate funds established under themulti-donor Climate Investment Fund (CIF) which aims to help countries transform into a climate resilient development path,consistent with poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. Zambia is one of the three countries in Africa selected toimplement the PPCR (the others are Mozambique and Niger). The PPCR seeks to complement available adaptation financing by providingfunds for programmatic approaches to integrate climate resilience into core development policies, plans and projects, thus  catalyzing a transformational shift from "business as usual" (sector-by-sector andproject-by-project) towards a more programmatic way of building the country's climate resilience. In Zambia, the PPCR is an integral part of the National Climate Resilience and Low Emissions DevelopmentProgramme, which is being established under an interim Secretariat under the Ministry of Finance, with representation fromkeysectoral Ministries.  As such, the PPCR is a series of projects under a unifiednational program. There are threeapproved PPCR projects of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience: i.         The AfDB-administered PPCR project (US$38 million) will pilot climate resilience activities in the Kafuesub-basin ii.         The IBRD-administered PPCR project (US$36 million) is strengtheningthe national framework for climate changein Zambia and will be piloting complementary climate resilience activities in the Barotse sub-basin, and iii.         The IFC PPCR project (US$15 million) will provide private sectorsupport to the two sub-basins, particularly in the areas of index-weather insurance, climate information, micro-credit, andprivate-sector led climate resilient financing. iv.         In addition, a fourth project funded by the Nordic DevelopmentFund (Euro 4 million), is providing technical assistance to strengthen climate-resilienttransport norms. The Government of Zambia established an Interim National Climate Change Secretariat under Ministry of Financeresponsible for coordinating all climate change anddisaster risk management initiatives in Zambia, leaving implementation to lineministries. 2      OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT The mainpurpose of this assignment is to carry out a detailed analysis of the national budget with a view to analyze how Governmentallocations to climate resilience development is used. More specifically, the Consultancy should: i.         Review and update the current tracking tool  for consistency in what constitute a climate resilience allocations, assess the adequacy ofthe tracking tool and recommend improvements; ii.         Analyze and track sector programme budgets(Environment and Natural Resources, Health, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, Tourism and Agriculture (Livestock, fisheries and crops)  and disbursement  related to climate change in the 2013 and 2014 national budgets; iii.         Prepare a standardized appropriate survey toolfor monitoring and tracking final resource use against proposed development goal ; and 3      KEY OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES Thefollowing are the expected outputs of the consultancy: i.      A detailed work plan and tasklistoutlining the  schedule of work, approach andmethodology; ii.      An updated Budget Tracking Tool; iii.      A full and comprehensive report covering 2013, 2014 and 2105budgets expected to be handed over at the end of the assignment; and iv.      A copy of the report in soft and hardcopies. 4      INSTITUTION AND ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS The Consultant will report to the National Coordinator for theInterim Secretariat for Climate Change.  During the study,the Consultant will also workclosely with the M&E Specialist andthe Financial Management Specialist. i.        The Secretariat team will provide strategic support and ongoing orientation to the Consultant, including facilitatingmeetings, field visits and facilitating access to available data sources. 5      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TheConsultant should have the following competencies: i.      Master's level or higher degree inAccounting or Finance, Public Administration and other related degree; ii.    At least 10 years of working experience in publicsectorfinancial management and have a good understanding of Government accounting systems; iii.   A sound understanding of national budgeting arrangements andpublic financial management; iv.  Substantive experience and analytical skills on sustainabledevelopment and climate change related issues; v.    Have a background understanding of the various climatechange challenges facing Zambia will be an added advantage; vi.  Demonstrated experience in undertaking similar case studies;and vii. Excellent English report-writing ability, with capacity to summarize conciseresults. 6      OBLIGATIONS OF THE CLIENT The client shall provide allavailable project information; reports anddocuments needed by the consultant when undertaking the assignment. 7      OBLIGATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT The Consultant will be responsible for arranging office space,travel costs, food accommodation, and secretarial support 8      ESTIMATED TIMING Theexpected duration of the consultancy is 12 weeks (from June - August 2015) 9     TYPE OF CONTRACT The contract will be a lump sum 10   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thedeadline for submissionof Expressions of Interest is 17 hours local time on 15th May, 2015. Expressions of Interest must besubmitted to the undersigned by hand and deposited in a tender box located at the main entrance of the Ministry of FinanceHeadquarters, Chimanga Road, clearly marked "Call for Expression of interest for the Budget Tracking Expert" or emailed tochowanimalundu@znccs.org.zm and copied to milandudubeka@znccs.org.zm and doreenbwalya@znccs.org.zm; For anyqueries and clarifications please contact Mr Chowani Malundu (Procurement Manager) on 0211 236480 or email:chowanimalundu@znccs.org.zm
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