Monday, April 14, 2014

K-Sales Program Agriculture, Water, Livestock, Capacity Building and Financial Services Call for Expressions of Interest

Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-Sales) Program
Call for Expressions of Interest
Call #: (K-SALES-2014-001)

Over 3 years, the USDA - Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) Program will improve the competitiveness of the livestock value chain by increasing productivity and boost marketing and trade of live animals and meat (cattle and shoat) hides and skins value chains.

K- SALES interventions will increase the availability of quality enhancing inputs, technologies and services, while increasing adoption of improved livestock and farm management techniques. 

The project will also stimulate and leverage public and private investment in infrastructure and technologies through matching grants that strengthen vertical and horizontal linkages through capacity building and mentorships to improve linkages between buyers and sellers, buy-down risk of investment and reduce transaction costs in 6 Counties; namely Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Taita Taveta.

K-SALES is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and highly experienced firms, eligible local facilitators/consultancy firms, consortiums, NGOs, CBOs, training institutions, business associations, private sector business service providers, financial service providers and livestock sector stakeholders to indicate their interest to partner with us in implementing sustainable interventions in the livestock sector. 

Upcoming assignments will be tendered on a competitive basis to any organization that is pre-qualified with K-SALES. Successful applicants will be eligible to respond to bids issued by the program. 

Women owned/managed firms are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must identify and select which category they wish to partner in from the following:

Codes and Categories
  1. Agro-dealers
  2. Veterinarian Businesses
  3. Water User Associations and Community water systems Design & Rehabilitation
  4. Livestock Farmer Cooperatives
  5. Livestock Marketing agents
  6. Financial Services
  7. County Slaughter houses/Butcheries/Tanneries
  8. Livestock Product Outlets eg supermarkets
  9. Capacity building trainers
  10. Post-Harvest Handling and Processing
  11. Livestock Farmer Field Schools
  12. On farm and Off farm Infrastructure Development
Completed Expressions of Interest including Company Profile (with insight into the principal activities of the company / Business) and Capability Statements should be sent to clearly indicating the Code Number and Category being applied for. 

The EOI must refer to the call number, and have the following details; Organization’s name, area/s of operation, contact person and address, registration status and physical location. 

The deadline for submissions is Monday 28th April 2014.