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The deadline of this announcement is extended to 7 September, 23:59 NY time.
Please note that updated solicitation document is attached for ease of reference.
The UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (the ‘Global Centre’) aims to identify, co-design and share innovative and technological solutions for sustainable development.
As part of the Global Centre’s efforts on Sustainable Agriculture, we are engaged in the discovery and dissemination of technologies and innovations in the area of precision agriculture. Digital farming broadly encompasses technologies to assist producers in farming, generally associated with benefits such as greater efficiency and higher yields. Under digital farming, one of the most common set of technologies are for precision agriculture. Precision agriculture involves measuring and responding to inter- and intra-farm variability in crops and offers several benefits over conventional methods of farming. Through the efficient use of inputs including water, fertilisers and pesticides, precision agriculture reduces costs and increases profitability, preventing the overuse of agricultural inputs mitigates the environmental impact of farming. The use of technology reduces the manual labour involved in farming activities and enhances farmer productivity.
Recent advances in IoT, UAVs, and sensors, and the decreasing costs of their application are demonstrating the utility of precision agriculture in improving the profitability and sustainability of agriculture for even smallholder farmers. Precision farming enables the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 6, 9, and 12.
The Consulting Firm will deliver a knowledge product to demonstrate the utility and viability of adopting digital farming technologies (focused on precision agriculture), which will guide UNDP Country Offices in implementing pilot projects in collaboration with the Global Centre and other stakeholders.
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for SgRFP2020-02_ Precision Agriculture.
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Note: Please note that technical and financial proposals should be provided in two separate e-mails. Financial proposal is to be sent in a password protected email.
Proposals may be submitted on or before 1 September 2020 and via email to the address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would highly appreciate if alongside with the proposals you can provide us with the evaluation of your past experience provided by the three companies you have worked with.
Should you need any further clarifications, please direct them to email@example.com .
UNDP Singapore Procurement team