Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock
Agency : Department of Fisheries
Procuring Entity Name : Director, Project Implementation Unit (PIU), National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project (NATP-2), Department of Fisheries
Procuring Entity Code : Not used at present
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (National)  (Time-Based)
Title Of Service : Market Access and Supply Chain Service Provider (Firm), Package No.: SD/DoF/F-04
EOI Ref. No. : 33.02.0000.920.23.565.18-768
Date : 24/12/2018


Procurement Sub-Method : Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners : IFAD and IDA


Project/Programme Name : National Agricultural Technology Program- Phase II Project (NATP-2), PIU, Department of Fisheries
EOI Closing Date and Time : 24/01/2019 12.00 pm BST


Brief Description of Assignment : 1. Formation and mobilization of two (02) Producers’ Organization (PO) for supply chain of fish farming (Backward and Forward linkages) comprising of at least 1000 fish farming households of the selected areas (One Natore district and another one in Mymensingh district) with an emphasis on CIG fish farmers following the set guidelines in consultation and association with the concerned Upazila Fisheries Office; 2. To support the POs in coordination with the concerned Upazila Fisheries Office for 36 months to make it sustained and operational; 3. To support the concerned fish farmers in producing fish and fishery product on the basis of market demand i.e. consumers requirement through providing assistance to get good quality fish seed, fish feed as well as technical knowhow in coordination with the concerned Upazila Fisheries Office and with the assistance of LEAF and CIG leaders ; 4. To support the fish farmers to establish linkages with direct big consumers, market and to link with super Market chain (Such as Meena bazaar, Agora, Nandan, etc.) as well as the international market. 5. To assist to establish linkages with City Corporations and other relevant government departments to organize and set-up fish POs market locations/places for fish farmers. 6. To assist the POs to run and operate post harvest management centres as an information and communication centre for backward and forward linkages in fisheries supply chain;. 7. To assist the POs to mobilizing larger volumes, higher quality, reduced transaction costs and post-harvest losses through: enhanced technical skills, market linkages with increased buyer competition, equipped collection centres capable to cater for volumes suitable for targeted buyers.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : The NATP-2, PIU-DoF now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are: a) Registration of consultancy firm b) The consulting firm shall have at least 5 years of consulting experience in agricultural/fisheries sector in Bangladesh c) The firm shall have successfully completed at least 1 (one) contract on fisheries/agricultural supply chain/value chains with field level management from producers to consumers in Bangladesh d) Availability of key professional staff e) Availability of resources/financial soundness of the Firm (audit report, credit worth of the Firm). f) Legal documents (updated trade license, certificate of incorporation for limited company, updated income tax return certificate or similar documentary evidence, VAT registration certificate etc.)
Other Details (if applicable) : a) The Consultant will be selected based on the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method following World Bank Guidelines for “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers”, January 2011, Revised July 2014. b) Expression of Interests (EOI) in two sets [One original + One duplicate] and soft copy in DVD shall be submitted in sealed envelope and to be delivered to the address of the undersigned. The EOI shall clearly be marked "Expression of Interest for Selection of Market Access and Supply Chain Service Provider (Firm), Package No.: SD/DoF/F-04". c) The consulting firm(s) may associate to enhance their qualifications, but should mention whether the Association is in the form of either “Joint-Venture” or “Sub-Consultancy”. In the case of an association, all members of such ‘association’ should have real and well defined inputs to the assignment. d) Detailed ToR will be available in DoF (Department of Fisheries) website.
Association with foreign firms is : Not Encouraged
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
33.02.0000.920.23.565.18-768 Not Applicable NATP-2,PIU-DoF, Matshya Bhaban, Dhaka 01/03/2019 30/11/2021 or by the end of the project whichever is earlier


Name of Official Inviting EOI : S.M. Moniruzzaman
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Director
Address of Official Inviting EOI : National Agricultural Technology Program Phase II Project (NATP-2), Project Implementation Unit (PIU), Department of Fisheries, Matshya Bhaban, Ramna, Dhaka-1000.
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : Tel.: 88-02-47120182-3 , Fax : Fax: 88-02-9569989 , Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders