Expression of Interest (EOI) - Consultancy for the Engagement of Four Value Chain Development Firms (VCDF) at the Ogun State Government

Posted by Future on Tue 14th Dec, 2021 -

The Ogun State Government invites interested / reliable consulting firms to tender EOI documents for the following works:

The Ogun State Government invites applications for:

Title: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) - Consulting Services-Firm Selection

The Ogun State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria has applied for a credit from the International Development Association (hereinafter referred to as IDA)/World Bank towards the financing of the "Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP)". The Project Implementation Unit of OGSTEP intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contracts for the Consultancy Service.

The Ogun State Government now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Scope of Work
  • Consultancy for the engagement of four Value Chain Development Firms VCDF for 2022, 2nd batch for llaro Zone 2, Ikenne Zone 3, ijebu Zone 4, Abeokuta Zone - OG/CS/AGR/01/2021
The consulting service for the engagement of four VCDFs for 2022, 2nd batch is to support smallholder farmers at farming communities in Ogun State to participate in production effort in the following priority value chains: 1. Food crops; 2. Horticulture and; 3. Livestock; 4. Fiberln line with the OGSTEP project development objective, in the first instance and in line with best practices.

Specifically, the VCDF will develop and promote further, the commodity value chains to be promoted in the State. Further, the engagement of VCDFs seek to facilitate timely linkage between producers, input suppliers and service providers, and off-takers; and as well identify relevant value chain Service Providers across the Value Chains’ Segments among others in the State.

Shortlisting Criteria

The shortlisting criteria are:
  • The Firm is expected to be fully registered business concerns, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) and qualified civil associations registered in Nigeria.
  • The firm will be required to have at least ten (10) years of relevant, demonstrable and verifiable experience in management of complex projects on value chain, rural business development and agricultural marketing in Nigeria
  • Demonstrate capacity to aggregate large number of farmers, form them into groups and manage the groups, demonstrate organizational capacity of the organization and experience carrying out similar project of activities and handling large groups of farmers, including woman and youths;
  • Experience on facilitating linkage between producers, input suppliers and service providers, and off-takers;
  • Evidence of close working relationships with farmers and rural and community-based organisations.
N/B: Others are available in the Terms of Reference (TOR)

VCDF Eligibility Clause:
  • Firms can apply for only one agricultural zone. No firm may apply for more than one zone.
  • Firms already engaged by OGSTEP to deliver VCDF services are not allowed to apply for the new VCDF contract.
  • Contract award will be made on zonal bases..
  • Flouting the eligibility clauses are grounds for disqualification.
Application Closing Date
Tuesday, 4th January, 2022.

Submission of Documents
All Expression of Interests must be delivered in a written form to:
The Acting Project Coordinator,
Project Implementation Unit (PIU),

Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP),
c/o Permanent Secretary’s Office,
Ogun State Ministry of Budget & Planning,
State Secretariat, Oke Mosan,
Abeokuta - Ogun State.
Additional Information
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers 2011 edition and revised edition July 2014("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case ofa joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours i.e., 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Click Here for detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment.