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Closing Date: August 26, 2018

Submission through any track-able courier service or email to the following address:

solicitations@pakistan-amd.org

The Procurement Department:

U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development

5th Floor, 83-A, E/1, Main Boulevard, Gulberg-III

Lahore, Pakistan

042-353782545-9

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) is a USAID funded, four year project that aims to improve the ability of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture and livestock sectors to compete in international and national markets in the four target product lines; meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes, and citrus. AMD will act as a catalyst for development and investment in its target product lines by actively promoting cooperation and coordination amongst the value chain actors and ancillary service providers. AMD’s implementation strategy is underpinned by a strictly commercial and market driven approach with a clear focus on strengthening market access for its partner organizations and supporting marketing and sales efforts, both nationally and internationally. The objective of the AMD project is to encourage investments in the four target product lines through offering matching grants and empowering stakeholders by developing synergies among them to accomplish together what they cannot do alone. AMD will support upgrading, streamlining of supply chains, optimization of profit margins, increase in the participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately help make Pakistani meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus more profitable and competitive.

The proposed hybrid trial shipment aims to support eligible mango exporters to expand into existing markets and enter new international markets. The target market for this trial shipment is North America (USA and/or Canada). One container will be shipped by sea to UAE, held in-transit and cross-docked to an airline unit load device (ULD) for air shipment to the final destination while maintaining the cold chain at each step. Such shipments utilizing this hybrid shipment mode will be supported for eligible registered mango exporters/processors on a cost-sharing basis in terms of in-land transportation from processing unit to Karachi sea port, sea freight charges from Karachi to Dubai, transfer from seaport to airport, Air freight charges from Dubai to the selected destination and the associated freight insurance. AMD will also provide technical assistance for processing, in-land transportation, shipping and inspection. The selected exporter(s) will bear the cost of export quality mechanically graded mango, mango transportation from farm to processing unit,  related labor cost for processing, packing, packaging, palletizing and loading on to refrigerated container, DPP approved pallets, corrugated carton boxes, reinforced corner boards, strapping and other related costs besides cost of corresponding export documentation including phyto certificates as well as customs and other relevant charges at local and  end destination. The AMD marketing team would carry out assessments for shelf life, quality and safety of the product together with the consumer acceptance at the end destination.

For more details, refer to the attached EOI.