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ITB/001/2019 - Supply of start-up agricultural inputs, training and additional support - Resettlement Schemes
Procurement Process :ITB - Invitation to bid
Office :Lusaka - ZAMBIA
Deadline :15-Nov-19
Posted on :01-Nov-19
Development Area :AGRICULTURE SEEDLINGAGRICULTURE
SEEDLING
Reference Number :60713
Link to Atlas Project :
00102127 - Promoting Human Security through Sustainable Resettlemen
Documents :
eTendering User guide - Bidders
Invitation to Bid
Overview :

The Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement Programme began in January 2017, as the successor to the Local Integration Programme (2014-2016), and is the primary vehicle for shifting from a humanitarian to a long-term development approach to enable the UN in Zambia to support the local integration of former refugees and Zambians.

The overall goal of the programme is that, by 2021, communities living in the targeted resettlement schemes are cohesive, productive, sustainable and fully integrated into development at all levels. The overall goal of the programme is to address inter-related insecurities through supporting the national and local governments as duty-bearers to carry out their protection mandate and empowering the resettlement communities to claim their full rights as residents in Zambia, while promoting peaceful co-existence.

The three key objectives of the Programme are:

  • Government at national and sub-national level undertake inclusive and participatory planning and governance processes that incorporate the targeted resettlement schemes;
  • Communities in and around the targeted resettlement schemes have access to social services and sustainable economic opportunities;
  • Resettlement communities are tolerant, inclusive and integrated with the surrounding society, enabling people to live in freedom and dignity and to fully realize their human potential.

To address the second outcome of the programme on promoting sustainable economic opportunities, UNHCR and UNDP have agreed to work together to reach consistency and economies of scale in the approach to improve productivity and livelihoods across the refugee settlements and resettlement schemes of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa. Across both areas and population groups, the context and needs are similar, where crop farming, livestock rearing and small business are the dominant livelihood activities in all settlements. According to registration data, across all the locations, on average 35% of those within the working age of 18- 59 having a farming background; knowledge, skills and experience.  Despite sporadic support for the provision of  seed, fertilizer and farming tools, the outputs from agricultural activities are insufficient to provide sustainable income and the production remains at basic subsistence levels.

Specific Objectives

Recognizing the pivotal role of the private sector in building productive communities, increasingly, UNHCR, UNDP, GRZ and partners are exploring the resources, relationships, talent and embedded role of the private sector to achieve sustainability and greater scale in skills development, market-oriented production and value chain strengthening.

Against this background, UNDP will engage a contractor to provide start-up agriculture inputs, training, market linkages, option to buy production, and additional support to farmers in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa Resettlement Schemes, located in Kalumbila (North Western Province) and Kaoma (Western Province) Districts, Zambia, respectively.

The specific objective of this engagement is to improve productivity and livelihoods across resettlement schemes of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa, in order to promote sustainable economic opportunities.

TENDERING PROCEDURE

This procurement process is conducted through UNDP eTendering online system. (interested bidders must register in the system in order to access the additional documents)

eTendering reference: BUSINESS UNIT: ZMB10         EVENT ID: 0000004725

Detailed instruction on how to register in the online system can be found in the link provided below:

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/

For first time registrants, use the following details to login and create access:

URL: https://etendering.partneragencies.org   

Username:   event.guest

Password:     why2change (DO NOT change this password)

You are kindly requested to indicate whether your company intends to submit a Proposal by clicking on “Accept Invitation”. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records.

Pre-bid meeting will be conducted on 05 November 2019 2:30pm (Zambian time) at UNDP, UN House, Alick Nkhata Road, Long Acres, Lusaka and all bidders are encouraged to participate. The UNDP focal point for the arrangement is Head o Procurement, Telephone: +260 211 386 200 E-mail: procurement.zm@undp.org

NOTE: Bid Submission deadline appearing on e-Tendering portal will be FINAL and prevail on the ones appearing on other websites.

Bids submitted via email or by hard copies will not be accepted.

UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject any bid. The procurement process will be governed by the rules and regulations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).