SL-Agribusiness Development Support Proj - P153437
Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP) | Published April 21, 2016
General Procurement Notice
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
NAME OF PROJECT: SMALL HOLDERCOMMERCIALISATION AND AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMEMNT PROJECT (SCADeP)
GENERAL AGRICULTURE, FISHING AND FORESTRYSECTOR
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Credit No. 5767 -SL
Project ID No.P153437
Date: April xxxxx 2016
The Government of Sierra Leone has received a credit in the amount of US$40.0 million equivalent from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank and a grant of US$15.0 million from the UK Department forInternational Development (DFID) towards the cost of the Small Holder Commercialisation and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP), and it intends to apply part ofthe proceeds to payments for goods, non - consulting services, works, related servicesand consulting services to be procured under this project.
The project will include the following four (4) maincomponents:
Component 1: Support to agribusiness-farmerlinkages and SMEs along selected agricultural value chains (US$19.00 million):This component aims to strengthen linkages between agribusiness firms and farmers and promote producerassociations and SMEs linkages operating in selected agricultural value-chains. The project will address the various financingneeds of value chain actors through the design and implementation of proven agribusiness financing instruments that meet actor'sspecific financing needs. Thus, project interventions will support a combination of value chain finance, on-lending facilities, anda matching grants scheme. In addition to financing, the project will support advisory services or technical assistance to supportpriority non-financing constraints identifiedby value chain actors.
Component 2: Market Access Improvement (US$26million): The objective of this component is to support the implementation of productiveagribusiness-farmer linkages by addressing market access and coordination issues that constraint smallholder productivity andmarket efficiency. The project will support the rehabilitation of feeder roads that link agribusinesses to smallholder producersand also provide aggregation centers for farmers as well as simple market coordination (through Information, CommunicationTechnologies (ICT) or cell-phone based price information systems).
Component 3: Capacity Building support for state and non-state institutions and producer organizations (US$6.00 million): The objective of this component is to support the implementation of productiveagribusiness-farmer linkages by addressing the skills and organizational challenges that affect smallholder farmers' inclusion intoorganized supply chains. The project will provide technical assistance to farmers' producer organizations, strengthen the capacityof state and non-state institutions responsible for the provision of services relevant for smallholder commercialization andagribusiness development and also support capacity building of the community banks and rural financialinstitutions operating inrural Sierra Leone in order to offer sustainable financial services to smallholder farmers. Such support will be provided to thefollowing institutions: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Ministry of Trade and Industry (includingSLIEPA and Produce Monitoring Board); Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI); Sierra Leone Chamber for AgribusinessDevelopment (SLeCAD); and the APEX Bank (including rural community banks and financial services associations). The project willselectively supportactivities and services that are relevant to developing the smallholder farming sector in SierraLeone
Component 4: Project coordination, monitoring and evaluation (US$ 4 million):The overall day to day running, project coordination and management will beanchored within the Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The project will be implemented under the existingPCU while the fiduciary capacity of the unified Project Implementation Unit under MAFFS will be built. This will also helpreducethe operational costs since the existing PCU has equipment andoffice space already. Furthermore, the existing PCU has strongexperience in implementing projects following the Bank's fiduciary procedures, thereby improving implementation readiness of theproject. As part of project preparation and appraisal, there will be need to assess andif necessary enhance the capacity of MAFFSand other responsible sector ministries to provide effective project management, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.As such, this component will be usedto support operational costs required to coordinate overall project implementation as well assetting-up and implementing the project's monitoring and evaluation framework.
Consulting services under the project will include the following:
Recruitment ofIndividual Consultant for the Design and supervision of civil works in thirteen(13)DistrictsFinancial AuditsProvision ofTechnical Assistance for Agribusiness strategy development and implementationResearch studieson Cocoa and Oil PalmRecruitment of anIndependent Fund ManagerReview of feederroads policy and establishment of district feeder roads structures
Goods under the project will include thefollowing:
Procurement of 8units Station Wagon Vehicles, 4 units Pickup Trucks, 1 unit van 27 units motorcycles, office Equipment and 1 unitGenerator
Non - Consulting Services under the project willinclude, Printing of ICT materials, (MIS), Calendar and diaries and procurement of accounting software.
Works under the project will include thefollowing:
Rehabilitation of500 - 600km feeder roads and construction of structures in thirteen (13) in Sierra Leone, Rehabilitation of Clonal Gardens, SLeCADheadquarter in Freetown and NaFFSLheadquarter building in Freetown and regional offices
Consulting services for selection of Independent FundsManager and Completion of Assest Management strategy, including road condition, design and preparation of bidding document will beprocured under Quality and Cost - Based Selection (QCBS) procedures.
It is not envisaged under the project that goods,works and non - consulting services will be procured under International Competitive Bidding (ICB)procedures.
Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bankwill be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's ''Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits and Grants'' by WorldBank Borrowers'' dated January 2011 and revised July 2014, and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in theguidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's ''Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers'' dated January 2011 andrevised July 2014; "Guidelines on Preventing andCombatingFraud and Corruption in Project Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits andGrants" dated October 15,2006 and revised in January 2011 and the provisions methods stipulated in the FinancingAgreement .
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, asthey become available, in UNDevelopment Business and dgMarket.
Prequalification of contractors will be required for rehabilitation of 500 - 600kmfeeder roads and construction of structures in thirteen(13) Districts in Sierra Leone.