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ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

PROMOTION OF RURAL INCOMES THROUGH MARKET ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (PRIME)

Consulting Services – Firm Selection

Assignment Title: Providing Global Gap Qualifying Training Program for PRIME FMAs

The Government of Egypt has received Loan No. I-860 & Grant No. I-C-1338EG from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),

And intends to apply part of the proceeds of the loan to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm services

For “Providing Global Gap Qualifying training Program for PRIME FMAs”.

The assignment purpose is: Provide the project’s supported FMAs with a qualifying training on the Global GAP Scheme for horticulture crops

To prepare them for the requirements of the Global Gap certification.

1- The specific objectives are:

(i) Perform a pre-assessment and gap analysis for a proposed group of FMAs;

(ii) Make screening for the proposed group of FMAs using proper checklist to ensure that the selected no. of FMAs have in place structures

Meet the Global gap basic standards;

(iii) Organize qualifying training programs to the selected FMAs on Global Gap requirements;

(iv) Assist the FMAs to address the gaps and guide them to all mandatory procedures and final documents as required in Global Gap certificate and

(v) Conduct internal audits for the FMAs and help them preparing applications for Global Gap certification.

2- PRIME Project (the Client) invites consulting firms (CF) to express their interest in providing the services.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a consortium/joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

The consultant/J.V shall not have any actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest.

The (CF) will be selected in accordance with the QCBS method set out in IFAD’ project procurement handbook

That can be accessed via the IFAD website at www.ifad.org/project-procurement.

3- The shortlisting criteria are as elaborated in the detailed REOI – Annex 2 – Qualifications and Evaluation Criteria

Posted on the following link: www.primeguideeg.com. (Under Biddings).

A shortlist of three to six Consulting Firms/consortia/J.V will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out

In the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s IFAD Procurement Guidelines for the use of consultants, dated Dec.2019.

4- Any request for clarification regarding this REOI should be sent via e-mail

to: Elkersh@agr-egvpt.gov.eg no later than (Monday 12/04/2021).

The client will post responses to all clarification requests received within deadline on the link mentioned in clause 4 by (Wednesday 14.04.2021).

5- Interested consulting firms should fill the template for expressions of interest provided for this purpose in the detailed REOI on the link.

6- Expressions of interest must be marked “Conducting Global Gap Qualifying Training” and delivered to the address below during office hours

From 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays) no later than (18 April 2021).

Promotion of Rural Incomes through Market Enhancement Project (PRIME)

1 Nadi EI-Said St. Foreign Agricultural Relations Building 4th Floor, Dokki – Giza

Attention: Dr. Mohamed El Kersh, PRIME Project Manager

Fax No.: +202 -37602527 – Telephone No.: +202 -33372912

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