NP:Agriculture Commercialization & Trade - P087140
Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) | Published October 30, 2015 - Deadline November 9, 2015
Management Servicesfor An Agribusiness Innovation Center
Government of Nepal
Ministry of AgricultureDevelopment
Project for Agriculture Commercialization andTrade
Re-REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for
MANAGEMENT SERVICESFOR AN AGRIBUSINESS INNOVATION CENTER
(Date of first publication: 30 September 2015)
IDA CreditNo. 5180-NP/Grant No. H813-NP
Assignment Title:Management of an Agribusiness Innovation Center (ABIC)
The Ministry of Agriculture Development, Government ofNepal (GoN)has received financing from the World Bank towards the costs of the Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade(PACT),and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services forthe establishment and management of an agribusinessinnovation center(ABIC).
The consulting services("the Services")cover all aspects of ABIC management including securing appropriate facilities,engaging an experienced management team, providing services to clients as per the ABIC business plan, ensuring effective monitoringand evaluation (M&E) of ABICactivities, reporting to PACT, and ensuring operational and financialsustainability of the ABIC.PACT's support to ABIC will continue at least until current closing date of the PACT (30 June 2018). After this, ABIC is expectedto manage its activities autonomously from revenuesearned by services provided and fees received from its clients.
PACT now invites eligible firms ('Consultants") (e.g., private consulting firms, NGOs, universities, research institutes, civil society, and others) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services expected. The short-listing criteria are:
I. Experience indelivering business development/advisory services to growth-oriented agro-processing ventures;
II. Experience indeveloping and/or managing incubation programs for growth-oriented agro-processing ventures;
III. Proven ability toattract and build a very strong team of recognized experts for agribusiness enterprise development;
IV. Experience anddemonstrated capacity to establish, manage and operate a complex, autonomous and financially sustainable entrepreneurial businessorganization.
V. Demonstrated linkages with leading local and international partners, including agriculture and food processing/technologyfirms, certification bodies, specialty food markets, investors, technical and business experts, or leading research and developmentorganizations.
VI. Demonstratedexperience with and understanding of the needs of agribusiness SMEs and agro-processors in Nepal will be considered an addedadvantage.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of joint venture orsub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The EOI should indicate form of the association, and indicate the leadpartner.
The attention of interested applicants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2010, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.
The Consultants will be selected in accordance withthe Quality-Based Selection (QBS)method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring officehours 10:00 to 17:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 12.00 Hours of 9November 2015
PACT reserves the right to shortlist or not shortlist any or allapplicants without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade(PACT)
Sallaghari,Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone No: +977-1-4017765
Pleaseinclude "EOI Agribusiness Innovation Center" in the envelope / subject line of email, as applicable. Only shortlisted candidateswill be contacted.