|Date Posted||February 13, 2020|
Training and Consultancy
Terms of Reference : Technical Support Partner on Value chains and bead work
Organisation: Christian Aid
Closing date: 21 Feb 2020
USAID CASE-OVC Request for Proposal(RFP)
Technical Support Partner on Value chains and beadwork
Background to Household Economic Strengthening of CASE-OVC
The Comprehensive Assistance, Support and Empowerment for Orphans and vulnerable Children (CASE-OVC) project seeks to respond to the challenge facing OVC in 17 counties through service delivery to the children and their caregivers; improving the economic capacity of the households and strengthening the informal and formal facilitative systems for OVC support and welfare. The project is implemented in 17 counties in Kenya namely: Nakuru, Kiambu, Turkana, Murang’a, Machakos, Narok, Makueni Meru, Kajiado, Nyeri, Kitui, Nyandarua, Embu, Baringo, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi and Samburu. The project implements targeted and strategic activities focusing on three levels of vulnerability: individual, household and systemic.
CASE-OVC seeks to work with bidders to support the delivery of Household Economic Strengthening to OVC caregivers in the project counties. The target caregivers engage in agricultural value chains, micro-enterprises as well other livelihood opportunities such as artisanal works (beadwork, metalwork and woodwork)
Objective of the Assignment
The objective of this partnership is to support caregivers employ best models that will ensure CASE-OVC target households understand market-based solutions, appreciate and are willing to engage in two or more income generating activities. The partner will build capacity of the LIPs and caregivers and strengthening of both agricultural and non-agricultural value chain activities.
Christian Aid will rate proposals based on the following factors:
Relevance of responses with respect to the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal
Relevance and effectiveness of the proposed methodology
Qualifications of the service provider.
Relevant past performance and experience
Financial Proposal (demonstration of value for money)
An award will be made based on the Best Value Offer which will be determined by how closely a bid meets the requirements, any additional value offered, and Price. The contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder whose proposal offers the most competitive evaluated price that meets or exceeds the acceptable requirements for technical/non-cost factors set forth in this RFP. The offer must be presented using the required Forms.
Evaluators will score bidders as indicated below;
Evaluation Criteria Grading for Each Criterion
Highly Exceeds Expectations 5 Points
Slightly Exceeds Expectations 4 Points
Meets Expectations 3 Points
Meets Most but not All Expectations 2 Points
Does not meet Expectations 1 Point