01 / 2021
Date of Issue of Request:
January 7, 2021
Deadline for Offers:
January 29, 2021
Expected Period of Performance
February 15, 2021 - May 31, 2021
To conduct a Policy Research and Analysis on the cashew sector for the USDA Food for Progress West Africa PRO-Cashew project.
West Africa PRO-Cashew Project
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Policy Analysis and Research Strategy
Section 1: Offer Instructions
1. Introduction to Offerors: The PRO-Cashew is a USDA program implemented by CNFA in Cote d’Ivoire. The goal of the PRO-Cashew project is to boost the competitiveness of West African producers by improving efficiency and quality in production and trade, and by working to develop more coherent regional trade and investment policies
As part of project activities, CNFA requires the services of an Independent Consultant to carry out the Policy Research and Analysis methodology that involves desk research, information gathering through interviews, and visits to selected countries, regional and economic communities’ institutions, similar organizations and centers of excellence. Section 2 provides full details on the required Scope of Work. The purpose of this solicitation is to solicit quotations from qualified offerors.
Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this Solicitation. Only Independent Consultants are eligible for consideration in response to this solicitation – firms will not be considered. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this solicitation may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration. Please reference the solicitation number in all responses.
2. Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 5:00 PM, GMT, on January 29, 2021 with “Policy Analysis and Research Strategy” in the email subject line. Offers must be submitted by Email to email@example.com.
Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines in the cover page to be considered for award.
Offerors should download the full RFP, annexes and application instructions below.
About the Organization
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international development organization, specializes in designing sustainable, market-led agricultural initiatives. They build strong local and global partnerships, incorporate innovative approaches into their programs, and foster inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups. Since 1985, CNFA has managed more than $510 million in donor-funded agriculture development programs and has worked in 42 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.
Their staff is dedicated to improving lives around the world. This strong concern carries over to the way CNFA manages its employee relations. Not only do they value their employees, but they recognize that satisfied people supporting their organization is the key to implementing their work.
CNFA has grown to over 600 employees globally. They empower staff to take on new initiatives, nurture each individual’s goals, skills and interests.