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ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (AfDB)

The Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Tanmia wa Tatweer-Egypt’s Entrepreneurship Development Project

Grant No: ML.0032 –  P. No.: G-EG-KZO-ZZZ-004

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRM SELECTION)

Assignment Title :

ACCELERATOR FOR AGRIBUSENESS IN UPPER EGYPT

REF : EG-TWT-CS-FBS-012

The Arab republic of Egypt has received financing from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Countries inTransition (TFT) through the African Development Bank toward the cost of the “Tanmia wa Tatweer – Egypt’sEntrepreneurship Development Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant topayments under the contract for “Accelerator for Handicrafts in Upper Egypt”.The purpose of this Terms of Reference is to recruit a consultancy firm/service provider that is capable ofdesigning and implementing an Acceleration Services Program to support existing and registeredstart-ups in their growth trajectory, operating in the Handicrafts sector within Upper EgyptThe consultancy firm/service provider is expected to provide support in the form of technicalAdministrative managerial business, financial and legal coaching and mentoring program that will enhance the start-upgrowth potential, enrich its innovation dimension, and refine its business model to boost operational andfinancial readiness for raising additional capital.The Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Tanmia wa Tatweer – Egypt’s EntrepreneurshipDevelopment Project (TWT), now invites eligible firm consultants (NGOs, private sector firms, accelerators and similar entities)to indicate their interest in providing these services, Interested consultants must provideinformation indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similarassignments, proposed methodology, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skillsamong staff, CV’s of key experts etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances ofQualification The shortlisted criteria are: 1- Registered as a company, NGO, foundation, public/private universities or research centers in AfDB member countries (the service providers to submit registration certificates to confirm country of origin and eligibility).2- Demonstrated practical experience of at least 3 years in developing and managing cohorts ofentrepreneurs, start-ups and companies through business incubation and/or acceleration programs.3- Qualified management and technical consultants, designers and mentors, preferably with previousexperience in the field Of accelerator programs,4- Strong marketing, communications and outreach using print, digital means, conventional and social media..5- Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and an ability to conduct/assist indata collection and analysis.6. Partnerships with existing ecosystem stakeholders.7. Acquainted with Egyptian and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and relevant laws and regulations andable to communicate with local communities and populationsEligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with theAfrican Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” dated October 2015 .  whichis available on the Bank’s website at www.afdb.org  using a Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) method. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office working hours Sunday throughThursday, from 10:00 am to 15:00 pm, Egypt local time. Interested consultant firms can access the full textof the Terms of Reference (TOR) through http://www.asrt-sci.eg/category/open-calls  or requested throughemails below.Expressions of interest must be delivered in hard or soft copy to the address below on or before WednesdayApril 14, 2021 at 15:00 PM marked “ACCELERATR FOR AGRIBUSNESS IN UPPER EGYPT”.Academy of Scientific Research and TechnologyEl Kasr Alaini St., Cairo, Egypt – 3rd floor —TWT PIU UnitAttn: Mrs. Shaimaa Helal, TWT Directorshaimaahelal.asrt@gmail.com E-mail : twt.asrt@gmail.com Copy to: Mr.Ahmed Hashem TWT Procurment OfficerEmail: ahashem.twt@gmail.com Telephone Mumbers : 0020227921305 – 0020227921286Fax Number : 0020227921270

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