Request for Quotations (RFQ) to produce and distribute cashew seedlings to farmers and Agro food companies in Nigeria,Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
The five-year West Africa Cashew Project (PRO-Cashew), funded by USDA and implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), will focus on cashew producers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. In addition to helping growers increase production capacity and nut quality, the project will work to develop incentives to renovate and rehabilitate cashew farms and create a more competitive West African raw cashew nut for the international market. More specifically, PRO-Cashew will implement activities to achieve the main results, as outlined below:
• Increase productivity and efficiency of farmers in the cashew value chain through improving crop quality; rehabilitating and renovating orchards; strengthening the capacities of cooperatives and producer organizations, nursery systems and input suppliers.
• Boost trade of cashew by improving harvest and post-harvest techniques, addressing gaps in data collection, analysis and dissemination; supporting supply chain linkages between farmers and agro-food companies, and encouraging harmonized market driven regional policies.
As part of project activities, the PRO-Cashew Project requires to purchase Cashew seedlings and agro input product to facilitate access to improved planting material to farmers and agro food companies in Nigeria and Ghana. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items.
Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.
CNFA will consider proposals in response to this RFQ from Independent Consultants and Firms (e.g. Farmers cooperative, Nursery operators, agro-food companies).