CALL FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF BUSINESS SERVICE PROVIDERS

The Cooperative Housing Foundation, doing business as Global Communities, implements the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) Program, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded three country initiative to support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to increase their volumes and value in agriculture trade.

Global Communities has recently undertaken a needs assessment to establish the business advisory service (BAS) needs of agribusiness SMEs. The results of this survey indicate that most agribusiness SMEs require BAS in one or more of the following service categories:

Service Category Number Description
GC001 Book Keeping, Accounting, and Tax compliance.
GC002 Business plan development
GC003 Human resource
GC004 General legal Services (Business registration, development of Memarts,contracts,leases)
GC005 Production, Inventory, quality assurance and Standards certification.
GC006 Sales Marketing and advertising Packaging, exporting

Global Communities is therefore seeking to prequalify business advisory service providers (BASPs) in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi to provide assistance to agribusiness SMEs, including producer groups and cooperatives to address these service needs.

The purpose of this RFA is to therefore to invite qualifying firms desirous to provided business advisory services to submit their application for prequalification.

The prequalification is currently ongoing and will remain open until May 31st 2017, received applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Interested applicants should download the respective RFA for the country they operate in and complete the annexed application form.

Kindly read the Request of application document before completing Annex A. The RFA for each country is available on the links below:

  1. Kenya
  2. Tanzania
  3. Malawi