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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 20, 2020
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  • The overall objective of the Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) is to promote economic growth, employment creation and poverty alleviation through support to enterprises. MESPT works with intermediaries that provide financial or business development services to improve the performance of enterprises. The aim is to strengthen financial intermed...
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    CS103-02-2020 GGEP Documentary Production

    GGEP Project Overview

    The 5-year DANIDA funded GGEP programme implementation by MESPT is coming to an end latter in the year. MESPT has been concentrating on the Value Chain Greening and Financing Programme component (VCGFP) within GGEP. This programme was a buildup of other programmes that were also funded by DANIDA such as BSPSI, BSPSPII and NRMP.

    The thematic Programme objective is “Inclusive greener growth (adoption of clean and climate-sensitive solutions) with higher employment” largely achieved through intervention in 2 key areas namely:

    Sustainable growth and jobs from investment and trade;

    Sustainable use of natural resources and community resilience.

    The Programme seeks to contribute towards increased sustainable growth and jobs in the agriculture sector, especially for women and youth.

    *Programme Objectives***

    The overall vision for the Programme is to support the Government and people of Kenya in implementing Vision 2030 to create ‘a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life by 2030’. Importantly to note, the Programme seeks to contribute to ‘inclusive greener growth with higher employment in Kenya’.

    During the Programme implementation, we have been able to impact lives. The grant funding support by DANIDA to communities we have been serving has been critical in changing the lives of the beneficiaries and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve more sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in enabling improved resource efficiency and access to and uptake of cleaner technology and climate-sensitive solutions.

    The Assignment

    MESPT is seeking a production firm that will help produce a programme magazine (document booklet) and video documentary that captures our key results, successes and challenges, best practices and lessons learnt from the projects as well as future programme direction.

    The project is a tribute to the great achievements that the programme has achieved. The documentary is intended for DANIDA, other potential donors and investors to promote the MESPT brand as one that can be entrusted with proper utilization of resources in supporting communities.

    The focus will be on the impact of GGEP programme by MESPT and will highlight success stories of beneficiaries of the intervention across the entire spectrum of our programme selected regions.

    Assignment Objectives

    The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a programme magazine/booklet and a documentary video on the GGEP programme highlighting best approaches, best practices, achievements and real impacts in the programme focal areas.

    Other Objectives include;

    • Desire to showcase our work to the donor & partners
    • To strengthen our partnerships
    • Increase the programme visibility
    • To better raise public awareness of our work

    Production visioning

    The production focus area will be to demonstrate delivery of three major programme outcomes namely;

    • Creation of green jobs with a bias to youth and women;
    • Sale turnover from the 5 targeted value chains (nuts, export vegetables, dairy, passion fruit, mango and avocado)
    • Improvement of resource efficiency and access to, and uptake of clean technology and climate sensitive solutions by Small holder farmers.
    • Another area that the documentary will focus on is the programme outputs from our interventions;
    • Farmers linked to markets.
    • Small holder farmers access to financial services for value chain and business development,
    • Small holder farmers certified on globally and locally recognized standards and certifications,
    • Small holder farmers reached through awareness initiatives on resource efficient, clean and climate sensitive technologies.
    • Small holder farmers accessing financial services for the resource efficient, clean and climate sensitive technologies
    • Small holder farmers enrolled as local service and input providers for the technologies.

    Role of the Service Provider

    Under the direct supervision of the Corporate Communications Unit, MESPT is seeking the services of a competent production house/ firm to do the following;

    Documentary production

    • Develop the documentary video’s overall concept and scenario.
    • Interview selected participants for the video who will include project staff/manager and beneficiaries, programme partners/donor representative.
    • Interview recorded in Kiswahili must have a captioned translation on the final production.
    • Develop a production schedule for the documentary
    • Do high quality photography
    • Visit not less than 10 selected project sites and interact with the local communities/beneficiaries who have been impacted by the programme initiatives to get context.
    • Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be used in the video production – this will be presented to MESPT management’s approval before commencing the filming.
    • Perform appropriate video filming and shoot interviews with the projects’ beneficiaries and stakeholders.
    • Present a draft documentary for comments on contents and edit accordingly for final approval.
    • Submit one final documentary video in DVD of 20 – 30min long and hand over 2 master copies of each version
    • Submit 20 well edited still photos of projects and interviews carried out

    Programme Magazine

    • Develop a production schedule for the magazine
    • Propose the programme booklet layout and treatment
    • Develop content and propose appropriate photos for the magazine
    • Programme booklet will document 20 projects using existing reports (the 10 additional projects will not be visited).
    • Final programme booklet should not be less than 30 pages.
    • Submit 1 soft copy and 1 hard copy of the 30 pages programme booklet/magazine

    NB: The language in both the documentary and the programme magazine will be English.

    Duration of the Assignment

    The assignment is expected to take 90 working days max.

    8. Intellectual Property

    All information pertaining to this project (documentary, audio, digital, reports, project documents, etc.) belonging to MESPT, which the service provider may come into contact with in the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of MESPT; who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever form without written permission of the MESPT.

    Equipment for the Assignment

    Any equipment needed to complete this assignment will be provided by the service provider and no equipment will be purchased or provided by MESPT for this production.

    Service Provider Requirements and Procedures of Application

    Desired skills and competence:

    • Previous experience in producing similar documentaries especially for development organizations and NGOs.
    • Organizational capacity to conduct the assignment.
    • Technical capacity to capture and relay complex and highly technical information in a simple manner for the purpose of the target audience.
    • Skills and experience in audio -visual animation, illustrations and infographics.

    Applicants are required to submit the following:

    A Technical Proposal: Letter of Interest and a brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment

    Personal CVs of technical personnel (lead Producer, Director, Camera man, editor, writer and any other senior technical staff) proposed for this project highlighting qualifications and experience in similar projects

    Work references - contact details (e-mail & phone numbers) of referees/ firms you’ve produced similar assignments

    Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other related expenses -all in Kenya Shillings)

    Sample work previously done for other clients

    Application procedure:

    If interest in undertaking the prescribed work, one should email and/or send us hard copies of the Technical Proposal not exceeding 20 pages and Financial Proposal not exceeding 2 pages. They should include:

    • Interpretation of the TORs understanding
    • Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment
    • The assignment/ activity schedule
    • Organizational and Personnel Capacity Statement
    • Relevant experience related to the assignment
    • Recommendation letters by other firms you have carried out similar assignments
    • Curriculum Vitae of the Production crew to carry out the assignment
    • Financial proposal must include all rates in Kenyan shillings

    Remuneration and Payment Plan:

    The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

    The payment plan to the firm awarded the assignment will be in 3 phases as follows: -

    • 20% upon submission of an acceptable documentary video’s overall concept and scenario (May 2020)
    • 20% upon submission of an acceptable draft film documentary and draft programme booklet (August 2020)
    • 60% final payment upon submission of the final outputs, incorporating suggestions and recommendations of MESPT.

    Financial Proposal and the Technical Proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE and emailed through tender@mespt.org and clearly named as either “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” or ”FINANCIAL PROPOSAL”. The subject of the email should clearly capture the tender number & description.

    The file with the “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” must be encrypted with a password so that it cannot be opened or viewed until the Proposal has been found to pass the technical evaluation stage. Once a Proposal has been found to be responsive by passing the technical evaluation stage, MESPT shall request via email the Proposer to submit the password to open the Financial Proposal. The technical proposal shouldn’t exceed 40 pages exclusive of the attachments and should be in the order of the Tender Technical Evaluation criteria stated above. Interested applicants should send their proposals by DATE: 20th April 2020 at Time: 11:00 Hours East Africa Time. If the attachments exceed 5MB, kindly break them down and send them separately. Each attachment should be less than 5MB

    Kindly send your clarifications to procurement@mespt.org

    Additional Information that can be submitted includes:

    Registration certificate, PIN No, VAT, Tax Compliance certificate

    Audited financial report for 2018/2019

    Application Conditions:

    MESPT reserves the right to accept any proposals or reject all proposals.

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic cancellation of the submitted proposal

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    RFP-013-2020 - Consultancy on Principles of Crop Production with a Focus on Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Pest Management

    Background of the assignment

    Makere Ghorei Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited is a registered Cooperative Society under the Co-operative Societies Act cap 490 of the Republic of Kenya and is domiciled in Hola. The group was previously registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) preceded by a Participatory Initiative for Community Development (PICD) facilitated by the Arid Lands Resource Management Project II [[1]]. The objective of the cooperative is to carry out irrigation activities on their 800-acre piece of land allocated to the community by the government. The main crops under irrigation are maize, cow peas, watermelons, onions, green grams and tomatoes. The CBO has a total membership of 250 with each farmer/member allocated 1-acre piece of land for Maize farming. The CBO is clustered into smaller sub county-based groups. The RDE supported the CBO in a KES. 18 Million projects implemented through CDTF under the Business Sector Programme Support II (BSPS II) whose objective was to increase access to markets for MSMEs in selected value chains. The RDE has since handed over the activities to Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) who will oversee its implementation to conclusion. MESPT is spearheading and overseeing the management of this project, re-organizing and aligning the project and its management to a commercial enterprise in order to meet intended goals.

    The rationale and objectives of the assignment

    Agricultural biodiversity is recognized as a strategic ally in the struggle for greater resilience and adaptability in the face of climate change[2]. This means that employing diverse cropping patterns, judicious use of chemicals and fertilizers, integrated crop, soil and land use management are key components of crop production in the 21st century. IPM/ICM strategies greatly minimize vulnerability and resultant effects of drought, flooding, pests, diseases. Makere Ghorei’s most outstanding comparative advantage is its abundant agricultural land, i.e., 800 hectares of fertile Agricultural Utilisable Area. Both soft and structural reconvention are ongoing to orient crop production to a more market-oriented approach. Currently, the cooperative is farming on a 125-acre piece of land and has considerable scope for expanding the agricultural production to 800 acres. This cultivation and resultant crop growth-inducing factor(s) will inadvertently lead to an intensification of land use. As an emerging agricultural player, Makere Ghorei will have defiant role in agricultural trade (especially in the context of food scarcity and climate changes in Tana River). The challenge, therefore, is how to promote a socially acceptable, economic and environmentally conscious cropping system. This is possible by instituting a sustainable crop management system, rotating crops and sound farm management to preserve soil quality and biodiversity. This includes aspects of pre, during and post-harvest loss management.

    Overall Objective of the Consultancy

    The overall objective of this assignment is to capacity build the cooperative on Principles of Crop Production/Agronomy with a focus on Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Pest Management, Integrated soil fertility management, conservation agriculture practices and pre/post-harvest loss management.

    Specific objective

    The trust intends to achieve the following objectives:

    Build the capacity of at least 200 Makere Ghorei farmers on integrated crop management, fertilizer use, irrigation, weed control, pest and disease control and pre and post-harvest loss management.

    Scope of work

    The consultant will carry out his/her activities as per the scope of work below:

    • Integrated Crop Management: Choice of appropriate planting material: Certified propagation materials, planting techniques, seed rate determination and plant population and correlation with yield/income.
    • Integrated soil fertility management: Familiarization with types of fertilizers, manures and soil amendments and their use.
    • Crop Protection: Weed management: As encountered in crop production, control methods and available herbicides.
    • Good Agricultural Practices: compliance to set stds and Conservation Agriculture
    • Integrated Pest Management: Exposure to various pests and diseases of field crops and the symptoms of selected infected crops.
    • Harvest and post-harvest losses (incl. technologies).

    Key Deliverables

    NO

    ACTIVITIES

    DELIVERABLES

    TIMELINE

    1

    Inception Report in Consultation the VCO- Needs analysis

    Inception Report

    4 days

    2

    Training programme and approach

    Training programme

    2 days

    3

    Actual training of at least 200 farmers

    Attendance sheet and report

    5 days

    4

    Submission of final report

    Final report

    4 days

    Implementation Duration

    The assignment will commence upon signing of contract and should be completed not later than 30th June 2020.

    Ownership and Beneficiaries of the reports **

    Any studies, reports or other materials, graphics, software or otherwise prepared by the Service Provider for the Trust under this Agreement shall belong to and remain the property of the Trust. The Service Provider shall not use such property for any other purpose unless prior express consent is given by the Trust.

    Payment Plan

    The payment plan to the Consultant will be as follows: -

    • 30% upon signing of the agreement and submission of a detailed inception report.
    • 40% upon completion of the governance training
    • 30% upon submission of the final report.

    Makere Ghorei CBO Market Appraisal Report

    [2] Biodiversity International, 2019

    How to apply

    https://www.mespt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RFP-013-2020-Consultanc...

    Ownership and Beneficiaries of the reports **

    Any studies, reports or other materials, graphics, software or otherwise prepared by the Service Provider for the Trust under this Agreement shall belong to and remain the property of the Trust. The Service Provider shall not use such property for any other purpose unless prior express consent is given by the Trust.

    Payment Plan

    The payment plan to the Consultant will be as follows: -

    • 30% upon signing of the agreement and submission of a detailed inception report.
    • 40% upon completion of the governance training
    • 30% upon submission of the final report.

    Qualifications and Competencies

    The individual should demonstrate relevant expertise in Agriculture/ Agronomy or any other related discipline.

    Additionally, the individual should fulfil the following criteria:

    • At least 5 years’ experience
    • Familiarity with value chain development in the context of rural development.
    • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
    • Willing to work with minimal supervision

    11.0 Evaluation

    The method for evaluation will be Fixed Budget Selection Method. Available budget for this consultancy is Ksh. 350,000/=; the proposal with the highest technical score found to be within the allocated budget and above the minimum technical score will be selected for award.

    Technical Proposal (80 *points)*

    Criteria

    score

    1

    Consultant’s relevant experience for the assignment

    20 points

    2

    Quality of the proposed methodology, work-plan and organization of staffing

    30 points

    3

    Qualifications of the key experts proposed for the assignment

    20 points

    4

    Transfer of knowledge and training

    5 points

    5

    Extent of the participation of Kenyan citizens among key experts

    5 points

    The minimum technical score is 60 points

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send proposal(s) detailing relevant previous activities, CV(s) for involved staff with a cover letter explaining how their experience and qualifications addresses the requirements of the TOR to the email tender@mespt.org by 20th April 2020 before 11 AM. Proposals shouldn’t exceed 30 pages exclusive of attachments.

    Clarifications should be sent to procurement@mespt.org

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