TENDER FOR WEATHER FORECAST CONSULTANCY AT NURU NIGERIA
Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Our mission is to build resilience corridors of strong, locally owned farmer cooperatives driving profitable livelihoods in vulnerable communities of the Northeast. Nuru Nigeria prioritizes the smallholder farmers it serves and works to cultivate lasting meaningful choices through a community led, community driven and community sustained livelihood programs across the agriculture value chain.
CALL FOR NATIONAL TENDER FOR WEATHER FORECAST CONSULTANCY
Nuru Nigeria is a local Nigerian NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Our mission is to build resilience corridors of strong, locally owned farmer cooperatives driving profitable livelihoods in vulnerable communities of the Northeast. Nuru Nigeria prioritizes the smallholder farmers it serves and works to cultivate lasting meaningful choices through community-led, community-driven and community-sustained livelihood projects across the agriculture value chain.
Scope of work
The provided services will ensure SMS-delivered support to approximately 4,000 farmers. Information services should include daily and weekly weather forecasting and tailored extension information regarding agricultural best practice recommendations at critical points in the cropping season, such as short-term weather forecast-informed planting date recommendations, recommendations on timing of fertilizer application, weeding, etc.
Nuru Nigeria will provide mobile phone data for the provision of said services, with consent of the users. The provider shall follow all applicable laws and best practices related to data privacy of users, and how the provider intends to protect user privacy should be included in submitted proposals.
Services will be expected to commence by March 1, 2023, and shall conclude at the end of 2023.
SMS-based weather forecast and agric extension and advisory delivered to 4000 smallholder farmers within the months of March – December 2023.
OPENING, EVALUATION OF TENDERS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
The opening and examination of tenders is for the purpose of checking whether the tenders are complete and whether the tenders are generally in order.
The following processes will be applied to this Tender:
• Tender Period
• Tender Closing
• Tender Opening
• Administrative Evaluation
• Technical Evaluation
• Financial Evaluation
• Contract Award
• Notification of Contract Award
The subsequent evaluation of the tenders shall be carried out in Yola by an Evaluation Committee made up of representatives of Nuru Nigeria.
Tenders will be evaluated on the criteria listed below:
• Compliance with Nuru Nigeria Procurement terms and conditions. (Administrative)
• Financial Proposals based on best value for money. (Financials)
• Adherence with work methodology or scope of work requested. (Technical)
• A Comprehensive draft of Proposal. (Technical)
• Work Plan showing time of completion and stages of work progress. (Technical)
• Similar past experiences with NGO/UN agencies. (Administrative)
• Physical Operational Status of the company. (Technical)
• Compliance with Payment Terms and Conditions. (Technical)
• Provision of a CV of consultant(s)/technical staff in relevant field. (Administrative)
In the interests of transparency and equal treatment and without being able to modify their tenders, bidders may be required, at the sole written request of the evaluation committee, to provide clarifications within forty-eight (48) hours. Any such request for clarification must not seek the correction of formal errors or of major restrictions affecting performance of the contract or distorting competition.
Any attempt by a bidder to influence the evaluation committee in the process of examination, clarification, evaluation and comparison of tenders, to obtain information on how the procedure is progressing or to influence Nuru Nigeria in its decision concerning the award of the contract will result in the immediate rejection of the tender. No liability can be accepted for late delivery of tenders. Late tenders will be rejected and will not be considered.
Method of Application
The tender package can download from the link in this publication. It shall consist of two categorizations, documents should be dully filled, signed and stamped.
Order of arranging documents
Administrative and technical document should be put in the same envelope and marked “Administrative and Technical”
Financial offers should be placed in a different envelop marked “Financial Proposal offer”
All copy placed in a sealed non-identifiable envelope.
This sealed non-identifiable envelope shall be titled: RFP-2022-0029 Weather Forecast Consultancy.
NB: Only bidders that pass Administrative and Technical evaluation will proceed to Financial Evaluation.
The tenders can be submitted through the following:
1. Hand delivery of Physical bids receipt to the following address:
Nuru Nigeria – Yola Office
Plot No: Plot K46 Karewa GRA Jimeta Yola Between 8:30 am- 5:00 pm.
b. For e-bids submissions By Email to the following email addresses: To [email protected] Cc: [email protected] with the title “RFP-2022-0029.
Whichever format is chosen, offers must be received by no later than the 6th January 2023 at 5:00 PM.
NB: Late bids submission will not be accepted, and will be returned to the Proponent or discarded. Also, all bids will be irrevocable after the Call for Tenders closing date.