Ref Number: KFW/GPC/SER/O2/2010
The Government of Sierra Leone has received a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW towards the cost of financing the Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation (GPC) Programme. The GPC Programme concerns the economic recovery and sustainable employment creation in targeted districts in order to contribute to the consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone. The Programme executing Agency, National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in collaboration with GTZ intend to apply part of the grant to cover eligible payments for consultancy services to conduct a Value Chain Study on Small Ruminants and Cattle in the Koinadugu District.
The purpose of the assignment is to foster the implementation of two programmes: Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation Programme (GPC) of KfW executed by NACSA and the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP) of GTZ. The two programmes focus on employment promotion through value chain and rural development. The overall goal of the study is to conduct a value chain assessment for small ruminants (goats and sheep) and cattle that will eventually provide information need for program decision and the development of strategies towards enhancing household food security, increased income and improved livelihood for rural poor farmers, by addressing identified bottlenecks in the value chains.
The primary output is a value chain assessment report for small ruminants and cattle, detailing key findings, comments, conclusions and recommendations of the Study. The consultants shall be expected to give the background/rationale for the feasibility assessments in all necessary detail.
The activities to be performed by the prospective consultants includes, but not necessarily limited, to the following:
· A review of all relevant documents and background material in preparation for the study.
· Discussions and interviews with key officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, other relevant Ministries, departments and agencies, Local Council, other NGOs operating in that sector at the district level, as well as with other stakeholders, and not least with farmer or cattle-rearer associations and agro-vet business representatives.
· Facilitation of the Study processes and working sessions as decided during the course of undertaking the assignment.
Against this background, NaCSA is requesting consulting firms with the requisite skill mix and experience in the assignment to express their interest in undertaking the study in writing and then collect the Request for Proposal. Consulting firms may associate to enhance their qualification.
Interested Firms should obtain the Request for Proposals (RFP) at the address shown below during office hours (08:00 -17:00 hours). The Proposals should be submitted on or before 3:00 pm on Monday, 31st May 2010.
The Procurement Unit
Support Services Division
National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA)
5th Floor, NaCSA House, 14–16 Charlotte Street,