ERAFP is seeking through this tender to select investment firms for the assignment of management mandates for hedging the foreign exchange risk of ERAFP's assets. The Active Holder of the Contract will be responsible for creating and managing a mutual fund governed as a specialized professional fund as defined in Articles L. 214-154 and following of the Monetary and Financial Code (the Fund) and will be responsible for the documentation. fund necessary to comply with the obligations of the mandate.
The Ministry of Finance and Budget of the Central African Republic needs a new budget and accounting information system to implement public finance reforms and evolve revenue applications.
The main objective of this long-term support will be to consolidate the IT function within the Ministry of Finance and Budget as part of the update of the public finance reform program. This consolidation will involve the definition of a new master plan taking into account the migration decided on a new budget and accounting information system as well as the maintenance in operational conditions of the application portfolio of the financial boards and the corrective maintenance of the budget tool. and Ges'co accountant during the transition to the new budget and accounting information system.
The expert will be in charge of:
- the development of the master plan for the Department's new information technology function
- to support the Information Systems Unit (CSI) on the budgetary and accounting systems for operating and investment expenditure.
- to assist the evolution of the application portfolio of financial boards
- to support the automation of public procurement
The expert will also be in charge of managing all the purchase and equipment operations stipulated in the contract.
As an estimate, benefits will start in January 2018.
The overall objective of the technical and business support unit (field operator), are to:
— Increase the competitiveness and profitability of table grapes and cherries orchards and processing units by providing table grapes and cherries farmers and producers in the Beqaa Valley the needed support to improve their skills and knowledge in terms of both production technics as well as agribusiness management.
— Optimize the PSD (Private sector development)-Programme delivery/activities implementation by providing technical feedback and pro-actively coordinate action with the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture in Zahleh (CCIAZ) and the technical assistance unit.
— Optimize the PSD-Programme outreach to farmers and producers by providing field support to the CCIAZ and the technical assistance unit.
The Agribusiness Component (Component 1 of the UE programme) is structured into 5 main actions:
— Action 1.1: Setting up a Value Chain Information System
— Action 1.2: Promoting Marketing, Sales and Communications
— Action 1.3: Provide Business support to farmers and producers
— Action 1.4: Provide Technical support to farmers and producers
— Action 1.5: Supporting to exporters, post-harvest and packaging units
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Zahlé (CCIAZ), has been entrusted to ensure the coordination and the implementation of these activities in the field, following the strategic orientation given by Expertise France Management Team in Beirut.
To support the agribusiness value chains (tables grapes and cherries) in the Bekaa region, the unit will be in charge of providing business and technical support to farmers and producers and field support to the technical assistance team in the implementation of Action 1.5 ‘supporting post-harvest units and exporters’. The CCIAZ will coordinate and monitor the technical and business support unit. The CCIAZ will implement itself activities A1.1, A1.2 and A1.5, with a dedicated team and the support of the technical assistance team (already recruited and on spot). The business and technical unit will be recruited to implement activities A1.3 (‘Provide Business support to farmers and producers’) and A1.4 (‘Provide Technical support to producers’), under the coordination and monitoring of the CCIAZ.
The specific objectives of the unit (field operator) are as follows:
Under Action 1.3: Provide Business support to farmers and producers
— Improve table grapes and cherries farmers and producers' business management efficiency, through:
o Support farmers, producers, and other value chain actors (in compliance with Action 1.5: Supporting post-harvest units and exporters) to understand market requirements and market opportunities;
o Facilitate creation of linkages between value chain actors, including the facilitation of linkages between buyers and producers through contract farming model;
o Improve farmers and producers' business management skills and knowledge.
Under Action 1.4: Provide Technical support to producers
— Improve table grapes and cherries farmers and producers' production quality and quantity, through:
o Support farmers and producers' adoption of new technology and innovation including without being limited to the adoption of new varieties, the implementation of improved environmental management methods such as integrated pest management, bio-control, the adoption of improved irrigation methods, the adoption and use of modern equipment (electronic pruning shears, electrostatic sprayers, and others).
o Improve farmers and agricultural workers' skills and knowledge of key agricultural practices (pruning, soil management, harvesting technics, etc.).
o Support the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, including undertaking Global GAP certification scheme, as well as other recognized certifications.
In total, the team should be composed of a minimum of 4 people and include a pool of short-term experts:
— One unit coordinator,
— One table grapes value chain expert/trainer,
— One cherry value chain expert/trainer,
— One business expert/trainer.
The technical and business support to farmers and producers' unit (field operator) will have to provide the following deliverables:
— Detailed action plans covering both technical and business support to farmers and producers.
— Quarterly narrative and financial reports.
— Detailed monitoring and evaluation plan, including key performance indicators, database of supported farmers and producers and supporting documents.
— Development of a training handbook for business management and marketing as well as a training handbook for each value chain.
— Reports and assessment as required by the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture of Zahleh and/or by Expertise France.
Mission of MOE (including Dia) for the energy improvement of CDC buildings located on the Arcueil site.
The part of the financial envelope assigned to the works by the owner is fixed at:
947 000 Euros (HT).