Improving the Marine Aquaculture value chain through technical assistance and the delivery of the required supplies

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has received a financing from the European Union through the French Development Agency (AFD), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project: "Support to Agricultural Small & Medium Enterprises” (SASME).

The mission of the consultant shall consist of “Improving the Marine Aquaculture value chain through technical assistance and the delivery of the required supplies”

The SASME Project hereby invites consultants to show their interest in delivering of the service described above.

In order to confirm their eligibility for AFD’s financing, consultants should submit in their expression of interest a duly signed Statement of Integrity (appended to this letter).

Interested consultants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform this service. For that purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services shall be submitted.

If the consultant is a Joint Venture (JV), the Expression of Interest shall include a copy of the JV Agreement entered into by all members. Alternatively, a letter of intent to execute a JV Agreement in the event of a successful proposal shall be signed by all members and submitted with the Expression of Interest, together with a copy of the proposed Agreement.

Determination of the similarity of the experiences will be based on:

-  Contracts size,

-  The nature of services “agricultural feasibility studies", "detailed technical studies", "projects  supervision”, or “Technical assistance to large scale projects” ,

-  The technical area and expertise of the Marine Aquaculture Value Chain, covering all aspects of the business including wild seed collection, spawning, rearing, marketing, training, processing, environment, designed/construction facilities of different marine aquaculture system (semi-intensive/intensive in earthen ponds; intensive in cages/tanks, ….etc in both Mediterranean and Red sea eco-systems);

-  The location In North Africa and the Middle East. Supporting Agricultural projects in Egypt will be an asset.

The Client will also take into account for the evaluation of the applications the following items:

-  Skills and availability of in-house technical back-up experts provided to the on-site experts.

-  Local representatives/ partners ,

Among the submitted applications, SASME Project will shortlist a maximum of 6 consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the service shall be sent.

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the address below no later than June 5th, 2017 to:

Prof. Dr. Hesham Allam, Supervisor of the Central Administration for Foreign Agricultural Relations, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

 Address: 1 Nady Al-Seid St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt

Telephone/Fax: + (202) 37490805

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Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address above during office hours [From 9:00 am to 16:00 pm]