CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES – CRS
INVITATION TO TENDER
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR ICT4D SERVICE FOR REGISTRATION OF WATER FOR AGRICULTURE BENEFICIARIES IN TARGET COMMUNITIES OF 7 LGAS IN BORNO, ADAMAWA AND YOBE FOR USAID WATER FOR AGRICULTURE ACTIVITY.
REP NO: CRS-WFA-NE-2019-12
PROJECT EXECUTING AGENCY: CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons based on need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS has operated in Nigeria since the year 2000 and has implemented different projects in 19 states of the federation.

More than 80 percent of livelihoods in the northeast depend on rain-fed agriculture (both pastoral and crop cultivation). These livelihoods are being threatened by the ever decreasing quantity of and access to water Climatic variability, Inadequate investment, poor water management and population growth has significantly reduced the amount of water available for productive use Security private acquisition of pastures, destruction of water Infrastructure by violent extremism and settlement on grazing lands have reduced access to existing water points. The resulting acute water needs have increased conflict and fueled violent extremism. Limited productive skills, poor marketing infrastructure and lack of appropriate technology has further reduced livelihood options. To compound the situation herders and farmers lack access to credit and are unable to manage emergencies such as disease outbreaks that destroy their coping mechanisms and asset-base.

By this invitation to tender, CRS invites qualified Applicants with relevant past experience in conducting livelihoods and labour market assessments targeting youth in Northeast Nigeria to submit applications.

The Water for Agriculture (WFA) project is a 3-year 8 million dollar program generously financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) WFA will contribute to strengthening the resilience of farmers and herders in the insurgency-affected northeast Nigeria States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The program will target areas that are accessible and secure and where the environment is most favorable for recovery and resilience programming

WFA will target at least 50,000 livestock herders and 4,000 smallholder farmers across 7 Local
Government Areas (LGAS) – Jakusko and Bursary in Yobe State: Kaga. Biu and Kwaya Kusar in Bomo State: and Gombi and Mayo Belwa in Adamawa State WFA will improve access to water for smallholder farmers and livestock herders while strengthening water governance and improving their farm and livestock productivity through proven market driven approaches

Program Objective (Impact): Contribute to increasing agricultural production and income among smallholder farmers and livestock herders in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states of northeast Nigeria

Purpose: Herders and smallholder farmers have access to adequate and sustainable water supply as well as improved farming & livestock productivity and target communities and local government institutions have the capacity to manage, operate & maintain water infrastructure and sources

Outcome: Target communities have improved agricultural productivity and income

The complete RFP guidelines and proposal documents are available for download at
https://cutt.ly/CRS-WFA-RFP-ICT4D001 or in hard copy at the GRS office at the address below Potential Applicants should contact CRS at Clarification.wfa.ngr@crs.org if they face any technical difficulties when downloading the RFP documents.

Interested Applicants MUST ensure that once complete bid package has been successfully downloaded, Applicants MUST send soft copy to crs.maid.tendendcrs.org with the following details:
1. Name of Applicant
2. Valid Email Address:
3. Telephone Number
4. Name of contact person:
5. RFP

This is very important so that bid clarifications in response to bid questions, modifications or review can be shared with al potential Applicants.

Applications must be submitted in hard copy in sealed envelopes and delivered by courier or hand delivered to:
CRS Nigeria Proposal Committee
RFP No: CRS-WFA-NE-2019-10
Plot No 512 Cadastral Zone B09
Kado District, Behind NAF Conference Center
Abuja, FCT
Or
CRS Nigeria Proposal Committee
RFP No: CRS-WFA-NE-2019-10
No 2, off Galadima Aminu Way
Opposite Police Officers Mess, Jimeta
Yola, Adamawa
Or
CRS Nigeria Proposal Committee
House No 1 Dipcharima Road,
Old GRA, Maiduguri, Borno State

All completed applications must be submitted on or before 17:00 on 26th December, 2019. Bids received after 17:00 on 26th December 2019 will not be considered during bid opening.

Complete guidance on the submission process and requirements is included in the RFP documentation

For more information about the tender, please read the tender document very carefully,

A copy of the SOW can be obtained from: https://cutt.ly/CRS-WFA-SOW-ICT4D01

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