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Separate technical and financial proposals must be submitted. Technical and Financial Proposals in hard OR soft copies should be submitted no later than July 1, 2018 with RFP Number and Name on the envelope “RFP-AMD-043” to AMD:

Procurement Department

Agricultural Market Development

Office No. 83-A/E-1, 5th Floor

Main Boulevard, Gulberg III,

Lahore, Pakistan

Electronic submissions must be sent to the following email address quoting “RFP AMD-043” along with the title of the RFP in the subject line:

solicitations@pakistan-amd.org

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) is a USAID funded project which 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 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 support international marketing and sales efforts. The objective of the AMD project is to encourage investments in the four target product lines through matching grants and technical assistance and empower stakeholders by developing synergies among them to accomplish together what they cannot do alone. AMD will support upgrading, streamline supply chains, provide technical assistance to optimize profit margins, increase participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately help make Pakistani meat, high value and off-season vegetables, mangoes and citrus become more profitable and competitive.           

As part of these efforts, AMD conducted a training program of 132 trainings in phase I facilitating selected citrus grantees in the Sargodha region. In order to cover the entire crop cycle of citrus, in phase II AMD conducted an additional 45 training sessions in the region. AMD is now seeking a business service provider for phase III, in which it will conduct 25 more trainings which will focus primarily on the process involved in the usage of machinery and tools provided by the USAID-AMD project. i.e Citrus pruner, spray machines, hydraulic trolleys, handy tools for harvesting and handling. Detailed SOW can be found in the attached RFP.