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UNDP is seeking a contractor to build four (4) number of “Common Facilitation Centre” buildings, one of the components of the Rourkela Cold room project of Rourkela Municipal Corporation.
Please note that the contractor may or may not bid for all the four (4) sites. UNDP reserves the right to award all the four (4) sites to one contractor or one (1) project site to one contractor based on the technical and financial offer; meaning UNDP reserves the right to make separate or joint awards of contracts for the different sites referred to in this Request for Quotation and in combination, as it deems appropriate.
The Rourkela Cold room project aims to address the high rates of difficult conditions experienced by street vendors, including exposure to extreme weather, multiple drivers of cost that reduce the viability of low-volume production as well as a marketplace void of clear market signals. These vendors struggle to make informed decisions on how to produce and sell, resulting in high volumes of food wastage or distressed selling, significantly impacting on the stability and viability of their livelihoods. In order to improve economic (and other) outcomes for Rourkela’s farmers, it is critically important to provide these vendors with both the infrastructure and market conditions needed to help drive down drivers of cost, improve stability in pricing, and drive the increased volume of production.
Led by the Rourkela Municipal Corporation in cooperation with UNDP, the Rourkela Cold room project will deliver an integrated model with both technological and economic innovation that seeks to build these required conditions for vendors (and other people reliant on the market) by:
a) Building cold-storage units in outdoor marketplaces, providing farmers with short-term solutions to address the weather conditions and respond to high-volume harvests that have no storage space to be conserved harvest;
b) Creating a link between farmers and the market of buyers, providing increased stability in the sale price and volume capacity.
c) Building the capability of Women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to operate these cold rooms, and as a consequence, build stable income for vulnerable women and their families.
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SDG Action Procurement team