REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL– Purchase and Distribution of Agricultural Inputs for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia 246 views

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL– Purchase and Distribution of Agricultural Inputs for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia

Organization: CEFA

Opening Date: 2nd November 2021

Closing Date: 2nd December 2021

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

Tender No: REF: FSSFS-CEFA 16



02 Nov 2021

Re:         Purchase and Distribution of Agricultural Inputs for FSSFS project in Puntland Somalia – FSSFS – CEFA 16

  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.
  2. 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.
  • Value chain capacity building for private sector traders, businessmen and producers.
  1. Establishment of a date processing unit.
  2. Value chain capacity building for private sector traders, businessmen and producers
  3. 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


CEFA now invites Bids from eligible entities (“Bidders”) for the provision of Agricultural inputs in Puntland State of Somalia.




Agricultural Inputs
Item QTY Description
1 Tomato Seeds (100 grams packet)  452 Packets certified seeds,  Minimiun germination 90% Purity 100%                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tomato 20,000 seeds/100 gr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
2 Onion Seeds (100 grams packet)  452 Packets certified seeds,  Minimiun germination 90% Purity 100%                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Onion 175,000 seeds/100 gr
3 Shovel  452 Pieces Used for Digging, Cutting and moving Earth, Sand, Turf.
4 Rake with long stick  452 Pieces Used to collect the leaves, hay and grass. Used also for leveling and removing dead grass
5 Pruning shear  452 Pieces Used for pruning shears to regularly trim perennial trees,deadhead blooming plants
6 Chisel (Jebbe)


 18 Pieces  





Used to force the chisel between the offshoot and the mother tree,the blade of the Jebbe should be  10 to 12 centimeter wide, 22 centimeter long, and 2,5 centimeter thick.

7 Hoe  452 Pieces Used for land preparation, weed control and surface ploughing
8 Fertilizer – Ammonium Sulphate (50 kg)


 1 bag  



Quick acting form of water, Contains high sulfur 24%, high quality screened crystalline material (50kg)

9 Fertilizer – Triple Super Phosphate





 1 bag  




Highly concentrated phosphorus fertilizer with contents of 46% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) (50kg)

10 Red Palm Weevils Phermone Trap


 904 pieces  



700 mg of 4 methyl 1-5 nonanone 9-parts 4-Methyl nonanone-1 part ,Stabliser 1 part


More details on these goods and related services are provided in the Schedule of Requirements 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 National Competitive Bidding (NCB) 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 NCB 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 or via an e-mail or, 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

Attn: Fulvio Giberti – CEFA Project Manager

Or alternatively by sending an email to the following email address:

[email protected]

  1. Bids must be delivered to the address and in the manner specified in section 2 (Information To the Bidders) no later than 2 December at 2.00 pm EAT
  2. 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.
  3. Please note that electronic Bids shall be accepted.
  • To help us track our procurement effort, please indicate in your email where ( you saw this tender/procurement notice.


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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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