REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Technical support on the construction of an improved solar dryer by the local private sector in Puntland, Somalia


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Technical support on the construction of an improved solar dryer by the local private sector in Puntland, Somalia

Closing date 14 May 2021



REOI – Technical supervision of the construction of an improved solar dryer for dates processing and remote capacity building on private sector actors in Puntland, Somalia – FSSFS-CEFA22

The European Committee for Training and Agriculture (“CEFA”) has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (“IFAD”) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under this contract, for which this Request for Expression of Interest is issued.

CEFA invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from legally constituted consulting firms and no-profit organizations (not individual consultants) to provide the consultant services referenced above. More details on these consultant services are provided in the Abridged Terms of Reference (ATOR). This REOI is open to all eligible entities (“Consultants”) who wish to respond.

The Client intends to hire a consulting firm or a no-profit organization (the “Consultant”) to provide consulting services for the implementation of the project activity B.1.4.1.b Technical Training and Supervision of the construction of improved solar dryers to the private sector in Puntland. The Consultant may sub-contract selected activities to partners such as other firms and/or organizations, provided that a written agreement to regulate the partnership is in place between the different agencies involved.

Location: Bari and Nugal regions, Puntland State of Somalia – remote consultancy

Anticipated Start Date: May 2021

Duration of Assignment: 6 months – from the 1st of June 2021 to the 30th of November 2021

Before preparing its EOIs, the Consultant is advised to review the Abridged Terms of Reference attached hereto as Annex 1, which describes the assignment in detail, and Annex 2, which delineates how the technical qualifications of the Consultant shall be evaluated.

An organization will be selected under Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method in accordance with the procedures set out in the IFAD Procurement Handbook which are provided on the IFAD website[1].

Submission Procedure: Please submit your EOIs using the forms provided for this purpose. Your EOIs should comprise one (1) original copy of each of the EOI Forms.

Procedure: The Client will evaluate the EOIs using the criteria provided in Annex 2. The Consultants that attain the highest (minimum of 1 and maximum of 6) total points (who also attain the minimum technical score required to pass) shall be shortlisted.

Any request for clarification on this REOI including the ATOR should be sent via e-mail to the address: no later than 12.00 pm EAT of 05/04/2021. VSF-G will provide responses to all clarification requests by 5.00 pm EAT of 07/04/2021.



How to apply

EOIs shall be submitted either in hard copy or electronically no later than 12.00 pm EAT on 14/05/2021. Late applications will be rejected.

For the submission in hard copy, please send your EOI to the address below:

CEFA Regional Office in Nairobi

General Mathenge Lane, off General Mathenge Drive

Attn: Fulvio Giberti – CEFA Project Manager

For the electronic submission, please send your EOI to the following email address:



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