REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Import and Distribution of Date Palm Seedlings and Transplanting Pots for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia 258 views

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Import and Distribution of Date Palm Seedlings and Transplanting Pots for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia

Organization: CEFA

Opening Date: 20th September 2021

Closing Date: 5th November 2021

  • Please see complete REQUEST FOR BIDS and BIDDING DOCUMENTS at the following link:


Tender No: REF: FSSFS-CEFA 11



20 Sep 2021

Re:         Procurement of Date Palm Seedlings and Transplanting Pots for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia– FSSFS-CEFA11

  1. CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS) for the implementation of the “FSSFS-Food Security and Sustainability in Fragile Situations” Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under this contract.
  2. The “Food Security and Sustainability in Fragile Situations” – FSSFS is a four-year project that will be carried out in the regions of Bari and Nuugal in Puntland State of Somalia. It includes three main components, as described below:
      1. Support to the sustainable management of the irrigation infrastructures.
      2. Construction and Rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructures.
  • Application of climate smart technologies for irrigation infrastructures.


  1. Training farmers on sustainable agriculture practices and techniques, with a specific focus on the palm dates value chain.
    1. Support in developing a private sector led supply of inputs.
    2. Value chain capacity building for private sector traders, businessmen and producers.
  • Establishment of a date processing unit.


  1. Value chain capacity building for private sector traders, businessmen and producers
  2. Introduction and adoption of a ‘Holistic Natural Resources Management’ (HNRM) approach for sustainable management of rangelands
  • Increase small ruminant productivity through genetic improvement and feed technology.
  1. Capacity building for public (Veterinary Officers) and private (CAHWs – Community Animal Health Workers) and public veterinary service providers on disease control.
  2. Deployment of a methodology for Livestock Body Condition Scoring and Assessment
      1. Promote and strengthen collaboration with agricultural extension service providers and local authorities through short courses, workshops and provision of critical research inputs
      2. Capitalization of Knowledge and Documentation of Best Practices


  1. CEFA now invites Bids from eligible entities (“Bidders”) for the provision of Date Palm Seedlings and transplanting Pots in Puntland State of Somalia. The goods and related services, and the contract expected to be awarded, are divided into the following 2 (Two) lots:



Item Description Unit of Measure Quantity Specifications
1 Tissue Culture Date Palm Seedlings – Majool Variety Pieces 800 The date seedlings must be minimum of 8 months old and have a minimum of three strong/mature leaves, which are free from symptoms of insects, disease infestation and nutritional deficiency. Seedlings should be preferably imported through direct flights to Bosaso,Somalia.



2 Tissue Culture Date Palm Seedlings – Khalas Pieces 1300
3 Tissue Culture Date Palm Seedlings – Barhi Pieces 700
4 Tissue Culture Date Palm Seedlings – Ghanami (Male Trees) Pieces 200
5 Tissue Culture Date Palm Seedlings – Samli Pieces 1000
Total 4,000


Item Description Unit of Measure Quantity Specifications
1 Transplanting Pots Pieces      4,000 Height= 28 cm; Diameter = 18 cm; Material: Plastic


More details on these goods are provided in this Bidding Document.

  1. This RFB is open to all eligible Bidders who wish to respond. Subject to restrictions noted in the Bidding Document, eligible entities may associate with other Bidders to enhance their capacity to successfully carry out the assignment.
  2. Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) method, the evaluation procedure for which is described in this Bidding Document, in accordance with the IFAD Procurement Handbook which is provided on the IFAD website []. The ICB process, as described, will include a review and verification of qualifications and past performance, including a reference check, prior to the contract award.
  3. Bidders interested shall submit their Bids by sending them to the address below, giving full contact details of the Bidder, to the following point of contact:

CEFA Regional Office in Nairobi/

Brookside Close, off Brookside Drive, Westlands, Nairobi-Kenya

Attn: Fulvio Giberti – CEFA Project Manager


  1. Alternatively through Electronic Submission of Bids by following the procedure below:
  • (a) Bids must be submitted via email using a password-protected zip file to the following address: [email protected]
  • (b) Please see the link on how to create password for ZIP-File:
  • (c) No passwords should be submitted together with the zip files. The passwords need to be unknown until the bid opening session.
  • (d) In case a bid is submitted without encryption, it will be rejected by the bid opening committee.
  • (e) The password will be communicated to the evaluation committee during the bid opening session by sending it to the email [email protected]
  • (f) The first fifteen (15) minutes of the bid opening session shall be dedicated to the receipt of passwords.
  • (g) Any password communicated prior to the technical opening session or after the first 15 minutes dedicated to the receipt of passwords, shall result in the rejection of the bid(s) in question.
  1. The public bid opening will be held on 5th Nov 2021 2:00PM EAT via online conferencing google meet: The bid opening session shall take place immediately after the deadline for submission of bids.
  2. The bidder must familiarize themselves with local conditions and take them into account in preparing their bids.
  3. Please note that the costs of preparing the bid and of negotiating the Contract, including any visit to The Purchaser are not reimbursable as a direct cost of the assignment; and client is not bound to accept any of the bids submitted.
  4. There is no price charged for the preparation of these tender documents.
  5. Bidders should be aware that late bids will not be accepted under any circumstance and will be returned unopened at the written request and cost of the Bidder.
  6. Bids must be delivered to the address and in the manner specified in section 2 (Information To the Bidders) no later than 05/11/2021 at 2.00 pm EAT
  7. Please note that electronic Bids shall be accepted.


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CEFA (European Committee for Training and Agriculture) is a Non-Government Organisation whose headquarter is in Italy ( and the regional office for Kenya and Somalia is located in Nairobi.


It was established in 1972 by a Group of Agricultural Cooperatives to carry out projects that help local populations in an enduring way, to combat starvation and to promote a society where men, women and children can live in peace.


CEFA gives priority to those projects that aim at food self-sufficiency and that meet the primary needs of the population (agriculture, agribusiness, water, health, social organisation). Each project tries to combine direct productive interventions with actions aimed at cultural and social improvement.


CEFA is an independent, apolitical and with no religious affiliations organization founded on the principles of solidarity among the different regions of the world in the name of justice, human rights and peace.

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