TechnoServe is an international, non-profit economic development organization founded in 1968 out of a conviction that a vibrant private sector is an essential foundation for economic growth and poverty reduction.
TechnoServe undertakes targeted, catalytic technical assistance and other programming to increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs, businesses and industries that in turn provide sustainable employment, inclusion of the poor and increased incomes.
TechnoServe is currently implementing the Bill and Melinda Gates funded Innovations for Outcome Measurement project whose objective is to promote the scale-up of breakthrough innovations by testing and evaluating a discrete set of high potential, innovative technologies for increasing agricultural productivity, identifying barriers for their adoption, and developing business cases for their replication and adoption at scale through private and public sector mechanisms.
2.0 General Objective:
The main objective of the consultancy is to demonstrate in a reader-friendly format the work of IOM to external audiences about who we are, what we do and how we do it.
The consultant is expected to identify information from project documents and interview beneficiaries (if relevant) as well as identify appropriate photos from the project to illustrate the stories.
The consultant will be supervised by the Regional Project Manager.
3.0 Tasks of the Consultant
4.0 Expected Results
An innovator supported to develop a high quality, timely and credible final proposals and budgets that meet funding quality and cost recovery requirements.
5.0 Time Frame
December 6th 2016 through March 31st 2017.
6.0 Qualifications and Skills
7.0 Submission of Proposals
Submitted Proposals should include:
7.1 Statement of Competence
a. Profile of the lead consultant and/or the organization.
b. CVs of all relevant resource persons
c. Table of information on relevant work done and clients served over the past four years
d. Two (2) samples of documents/reports/proposals produced over the past 2 years
7.2 Financial Proposal
a. Number of days and costs for the entire work
b. A lump sum quotation, including fees and other relevant expenses
c. Proposed payment terms and conditions.
8.0 Terms and Conditions
a. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is not and shall not be considered an offer by TechnoServe.
b. All responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated in the RFP. All late responses will be rejected.
c. All unresponsive responses will be rejected.
d. All proposals will be considered binding offers. Prices proposed must be valid for entire period provided by respondent.
e. All awards will be subject to TECHNOSERVE contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding.
f. TECHNOSERVE reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or cancel the solicitation process at any time, and shall have no liability to the proposing organizations submitting proposals for such rejection or cancellation of the RFPs.
g. TECHNOSERVE reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when award is provided.
h. All information provided by TECHNOSERVE in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time, and all bidders will be provided with notification of any changes. TECHNOSERVE is not responsible or liable for any use of the information submitted by bidders or for any claims asserted therefrom.
i. TECHNOSERVE reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
j. The bidders are solely obligated to pay for any costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by bidder or any third parties, in connection with the Response.
All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of TECHNOSERVE, subject to claims of confidentiality in respect of the response and supporting documentation, which have been clearly marked confidential by the bidder.
9.0 Criteria for Selection
The evaluation of each response to this RFP will be based on the requirements set out in the solicitation and any addenda thereto.
At the sole discretion of TECHNOSERVE, the top proposals may be selected for follow-up questions or to provide an oral presentation.
The following weighting and points will be assigned to the proposal for evaluation purposes:
(i) Experience and competence for engagement to the assignment as per the RFP (20 marks)
(ii) Quality of previous work (20 marks)
(iii) Proposed team composition (20 marks)
(iv) Proposed Methodology, Approach and Implementation Plan (20 marks)
(v) Financial Proposal reflecting with explanation of line Items of efforts with clear terms of Payments (20 marks)
Total: 100 marks
10.0 Clients Details (Table referred to in 9 (i) above)
11.0 Financial Evaluation (20 Marks)
The lowest price costs submitted will be allocated 20 marks.
All other bids will be awarded marks to the following formula: 20 x (Pm/P)
Technoserve reserves the right to award the contract to the individual or organization whose proposal is deemed to be in the best interest of TECHNOSERVE and the Donor.
The Organization/individual with the winning proposal will be notified in writing.
Those who were not selected may or may not be notified, at the sole discretion of TECHNOSERVE.
Please note TECHNOSERVE will only consider financial proposals from firms/individuals who have technical capacity
Schedule of Events
a. Questions regarding this RFP may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than 25th November 2016.
Responses to questions will be distributed to all interested parties no later than 28th November 2016.
b. Completed responses to the RFP with title clearly marked as “WRITING AND EDITING INNOVATION REPORTS ‘should be addressed to the email address below:
So as to be received on or before 2nd December 2016 at 00.00 mid night East Africa Time.
Late submission will not be accepted