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Object of the contract
Foreign economic-aid-related services
Description: Contract notice: Foreign economic-aid-related services
Authority Type: Body governed by public law
Contact Nature: Services
Procedure: Competitive procedure with negotiation
Document: Contract notice
Regulation: European Union, with participation by GPA countries
Award criteria: The most economic tender
CPV code: 75211200,75211200
CPV Description: Foreign economic-aid-related services.
81238838-Kulima More Income and Employment in Rural Areas in Malawi (Kulima Miera)
Reference Number : 81238838
Since its inception in 2015, the Kulima Miera programme, has been offering tailored and demand-driven support to its private sector partners and their respective Inclusive Business Models through a variety of activities. The programme would like to reorient its focus to better streamline support to partners and potential partners that want to operate IB Models to offer more standardised and structured support, while staying flexible enough to tailor support and pilot interventions to what a specific model and partner requires. The work in this tender mainly, therefore, encompasses providing demand-driven and needs-based support to private sector partners in establishing, improving and/or scaling-up their IB Models using the concept Kulima Miera "Inclusive Contract Farming Advisory Facility". The facility will initially focus on supporting existing partners in Kulima Miera`s value chains of soybean, groundnut, sunflower, cassava, macadamia, chillies/paprika and rice.
Main Site : 00000 Malawi.
The European Union and the German government have jointly commissioned GIZ Malawi to implement the programme Kulima More Income and Employment in Rural Areas (Kulima Miera).
Kulima Miera aims to strengthen small-scale producers, cooperatives and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to add value and to link them through formal or structured marketing channels to access higher-value markets and thus create an enabling environment in which rural income and employment can be increased. Kulima Miera therefore promotes inclusive business and new marketing models. It identifies entry points in line with private sector priorities and ultimately targets small producers ("the poor with assets"), as well as MSME in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi.
Kulima Miera applies a value chain (VC) and market systems development approach, focusing on building the capacity and resilience of local systems, leveraging the incentives and resources of the private sector, ensuring the beneficial inclusion of the poor and stimulating change and innovation that continues to grow sustainably beyond the life of the project.
The programme draws on National Export Strategy (NES) analyses and has selected seven high-potential agricultural value chains to be supported.
Apart from four agricultural value chains Cassava, Soya, Groundnuts, and Sunflower that Kulima Miera has been working in since 2015, three additional value chains — Macadamia, Rice, Chili/Paprika — were selected in 2017-18 to be supported by Kulima Miera.
The programme has 3 main components:
— the first component focuses on promoting stronger cooperation between the stakeholders in the value chains. In doing so, the project predominantly focuses on supporting inclusive business models (IB Models) such as contract farming (CF) or anchor farm/nucleus estate models working with so-called out-growers and in-growers that link producers more formally and sustainably to larger off-takers and hence premium output markets. Kulima Miera also supports existing platforms and fora for structured dialogue between the stakeholders intended to create transparency, promote information sharing, address problems jointly and build trust,
— the second component is highly interrelated to the first and seeks to promote improvements in the service package for MSME and smallholders in the selected value chains. The project advises and builds the capacity of:
1) Value chain service providers such as commodity exchanges to offer warehousing, structured trade and market information services; and
2) Private sector partners to provide embedded services such as inputs, training and extension as part of their IB Models in order to meet the needs of the producers/suppliers and built long-term relationships, ensure the commercial viability and sustainability of the model and ultimately meet the needs of the market,
— through the third component, smallholder farmers, their organisations and MSMEs are directly strengthened in their roles as business actors in the value chains. In the agricultural value chains, cooperative forms of organisation and an improvement of business and management skills play a key role in enabling smallholders and MSME to fulfil the technical, qualitative and quantitative requirements of the higher-end market segment in the value chain and to become trusted business partners to the private sector.
1) Trading name and address, commercial register number;
2) Eligibility declaration that no grounds for exclusion in Section 123, 124 of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply;
3) Eligibility declaration subcontractors if applicable;
4) Association clause if applicable.
1) Declaration on the average annual turnover for the last 3 financial years (last-but-four financial year can be included in case of invitation to tender held within 6 months of end of last financial year);
2) Declaration on the number of employees as at 31.12 of the previous year.
The communication with the bidders will only take place via GIZ e-tendering platform (VMS).
Internet address (URL): http://www.giz.de