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Ethiopia

Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme-II (PASIDP-II)

Assignment Title: Project Completion Report

Reference No. (As per procurement plan): EOI/PASIDPII.PCR01/2023

The Ministry of Agriculture has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the cost of Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme-II (PASIDP-II) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of consulting services.

The use of any IFAD financing shall be subject to IFAD’s approval, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the financing agreement, as well as IFAD’s rules, policies, and procedures.

IFAD and its officials, agents, and employees shall be held harmless from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, and liability of any kind or nature brought by any party in connection with Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme-II (PASIDP-H).

The consulting... services (“the services”) include conducting the project completion survey on PASIDP-II intervention areas. The completion survey is to provide /Identify and assess key lessons learned, and challenges and draw recommendations for future programming. This completion survey should answer indicators of output, outcome, and impact, based on IFAD Operational Results Measurement System (ORMS). The consulting services implementation period is 4/four/ months.

The Ministry of Agriculture (“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 out the expressions of interest and send them to the address indicated below.

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to IFAD’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Policy and the Revised IFAD Policy on Preventing Fraud and Corruption in its Activities and Operations. The latter sets forth IFAD’s provisions on prohibited practices. IFAD further strives to ensure a safe working environment free of harassment, including sexual harassment, and free of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in its activities and operations as detailed in its IFAD Policy to Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse.

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. Consultants 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 the 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 method set out in IFAD’s project procurement handbook which can be accessed via the IFAD website at www.ifad.org/projectprocurement.

The shortlisting criteria are:
• The consulting firm’s Renewed Registration Certificate;
• Tax Clearance of FY 2022/23;
• Must be registered in Value Added Tax (VAT);
• Consultant list Registration Certificate from PPA;
• Organizational profile and relevant work experience/track record in relevant fields: The firm has at least 10 years of general experience. Out of which, it should have at least 5 years of experience in conducting surveys: training needs assessment, impact in agricultural extension, rural development, and has conducted a minimum of 3 data collection surveys in the past 5 years. Supporting Documents and testimonials to prove the qualification shall be submitted along with the Eol;
• Turnover of Firms in the last 3 FYs in the form of audited financial report;
• Joint Venture Agreement in case of applying as a joint venture, with one Consultant identified as the lead Consultant.

Consultants may 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 no later than 02:00 pm GMT, 28 May 2023. The client will provide responses to all clarification requests by 02:00 pm GMT, 30 May 2023.

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 02:00 pm GMT, 03 June 2023.

Ministry of Agriculture, PASIDP-II

Procurement Executive

Block B, Room No. B2-2/ Block C, Room No. B2-1

Attn: Degayehu Deso/Abduselam Ali

Next to Century Mall

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 986 88 6154

E-mail: selitude@gmail.com

Ministry of Agriculture
Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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