Selection of Service Provider to Support On-Farm Climate Adaptive Water Management Activities within Talent Retention for Rural Transformation Program

CPIU IFAD will hire a capable Service Provide (SP) that will help reaching Talent Retention for Rural Transformation Project’s objectives.

The consulting services (“the services”) include implementing a set of activities during the period 2022 – 2023 with possible contract renewal for the years 2024-2027 in case of successful performance of the selected Service Provider’s (annual renewal based on performance evaluation).

The main target group for this support will be smallholder farmers (owning and processing of up to 10 hectares of land), youth entrepreneur (YE) and women. Both YE and women shall represent minimum 40% of all project’s beneficiaries for each category.

Project’s objectives and the activities to be implemented by the SP during the total period of project implementation (2022-2027) and Qualification and Evaluation Criteria for short list are presented on CPIU IFAD website, Procurement, bid 40/22 TRTP

 Procurement details:

This request for expressions of interest (REOI) follows the general procurement notice that appeared on the UN Development Business website on 1 Feb 2022, on CPIU IFAD website on 31 Jan 2022, pe MAFI website on 1 Feb 2022, in Logos Press no. 5 (1411) din 11 Feb 2022 and Facebook și Instagram on 31 Jan 2022.

The CPIU IFAD (“the client”) now invites eligible consulting firms (“consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. Interested firms should fill the template for expressions of interest and submit found at the following LINK and send it to the address indicated below.

The consultant shall not have any actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest. A consultant with an actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest shall be disqualified unless otherwise explicitly approved by the Fund.

A consultant including their respective personnel and affiliates are considered to have a conflict of interest if they

a) have a relationship that provides them with undue or undisclosed information about or influence over the selection process and the execution of the contract,

b) participate in more than one EOI under this procurement action,

c) have a business or family relationship with a member of the Purchaser’s board of directors or its personnel, the Fund or its personnel, or any other individual that was, has been or might reasonably be directly or indirectly involved in any part of

(i) the preparation of this REOI,

(ii) the shortlisting or selection process for this procurement, or

(iii) execution of the contract.

The consultant has an ongoing obligation to disclose any situation of actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest during preparation of the EOI, the selection process or the contract execution. Failure to properly disclose any of said situations may lead to appropriate actions, including the disqualification of the consultant, the termination of the contract and any other as appropriate under the IFAD Policy on Preventing Fraud and Corruption in its Projects and Operations.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS procurement method set out in IFAD’ project procurement handbook that can be accessed via the IFAD website at www.ifad.org/project-procurement.

Only companies (maximum of 6) that will be selected in the Short List (passing score is 70%) will be invited to submit the technical offer and the financial offer.

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

Any request for clarification on this REOI should be sent via e-mail to the address below procurement@ucipifad.md  no later than 10 August 2022, 17:00 (Moldova Time). The client will provide responses to all clarification requests by 11 August 2022, 17:00 (Moldova Time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form using the forms provided for this purpose. EOIs shall be submitted to the address below no later than 12 August 2022, 17:00 (Moldova Time).

 

 

CPIU IFAD Moldova

Attn: Nadejda Russu, Senior Procurement Specialist

Ștefan cel Mare și Sfînt bd. 162, Chișinău, MD-2004

E-mail: procurement@ucipifad.md

Tel. (022) 22 - 18 – 80