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Invitation to tender for “Evaluation of the Effect of Road Condition on the Quality of Agricultural Produce”

Press Release   •   Oct 20, 2016 10:12 IST

The overall aim is to promote safe and sustainable rural access in Africa and Asia through research and knowledge sharing between participating countries and the wider community. Tendersontime, a leading business leading Tender Notice Portals is the first agency to report this notification.

The principal ReCAP Project Research Themes are Rural Infrastructure, Transport Services and Cross-cutting Issues, within which there are a number of sub-themes, including sustainable and economical provision of infrastructure; rural mobility and measuring the requirements for, and benefits of, rural roads and transport services. In the context of these sub-themes recent small-scale research has demonstrated that the organisation of rural transport is critically important to the whole agricultural supply chain, from farmer to final consumer. Relevant authorities tend to respond with improving roads and tracks once traffic volumes have reached certain thresholds. There is usually little cost benefit analysis, or understanding how seasonally impassable roads adversely affect agricultural marketing or the social demands of the rural population, especially the small holder farmers. There is a need for more research into pro-active intervention into the initial stages of the agricultural supply chain at both local authority and small-scale farmer levels.

ReCAP, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd, is seeking proposals from suitably qualified organisations to implement a project entitled: Evaluation of the Effect of Road Condition on the Quality of Agricultural Produce in Kenya and Tanzania.

This project is ultimately concerned with the cost-beneficial improvement of “First Mile” access and the transport services associated with moving harvest produce on the initial stages of movement from the farm to established road access. A key element of this will be research into the cost-beneficial provision of suitable all season access going into strategic small holder farming areas. The research must be relevant to the agricultural produce and the vehicles required to transport it and have a clear appreciation of implications for all small holder groups including women.

Interested tenderers are advised that the indicative budget available for this contract is a total of GBP 390,000.

This tender process is open to any organisation that meets the criteria detailed in the tender documentation. There are no restrictions with regards to nationality or country of registration.

Interested organisations can request the full tender documents by sending an e-mail to recap.procurement@cardno.com with copy to Edson.Madeira@cardno.com, stating the project reference No.RAF2109A in the subject line.

All submissions of proposals must be received no later than 21st November 2016, 17:00 UK time.

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