Farmers Outreach and Facilitation (FOF) Division of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), Ashram Chowk, Ring Road, New Delhi-110014 invites sealed Expression of Interest (EOI) for selection/empanelment of Eligible Agencies for empanelment with NAFED to implement Skill development and other CSR initiatives of NAFED. Last Date: 24-12-2021
Processing Fee (Non-refundable): Rs. 5900 (Five Thousand Nine Hundred only including 18% GST)
The main objectives of the EOI are as given below:
a) To build capacity of small farmers and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) through skill and entrepreneurship development.
b) To develop markets through NAFED e-KisanMandi (NeKM) and create market linkages for FPO/Farmer Produce.
c) To create infrastructure through Convergence of CSR and Govt. Schemes for value addition and processing and Marketing of Agri-produce.
d) To provide Agro-Advisory, Weather and Market Information to FPOs and Farmers for quality production and better returns.
The application must be accompanied with processing fees (non-refundable) of Rs. 5900 (Five Thousand Nine Hundred only including 18% GST) by means of DD/ NEFT/ RTGS to NAFED.
SCOPE OF WORK
a) The selected Implementing Agency (IA) will work with NAFED to undertake various skill developments, capacity building and other CSR Projects for Farmers, FPOs and others.
b) The IA along with FOF Division of NAFED will scout for various projects for Farmers and FPOs in the domains of Skill & Entrepreneurship Development, Agroadvisory, Incubation of FPOs, Market Linkages, Agri-Infrastructure Development, Livelihoods, Digital Literacy, Sustainable Agriculture, Production and Income Enhancement etc.
c) The IA along with FOF Division of NAFED will scout for various funding Agencies to solicit funding support for above mentioned projects under CSR to achieve stated objectives of NAFED through this EOI.
d) The IA along with FOF Division of NAFED will scout for various Tenders, EOI and RFQ published by Government Agencies, Corporate Organizations, Bilateral and Multilateral Funding Agencies and apply as Consortium with NAFED or FIFA.
e) The IA will prepare the proposals for above mentioned projects and future tenders. RFQs, EOIs etc. with support from FOF Division of NAFED with details of Role and Responsibilities of Consortium Partners and budgets.
f) The first preference for awarding work contract for implementation would be given to the party which has initiated, prepared and submitted the proposal/ project to NAFED for onward submission to the Department/ Organization.
g) The IA will prepare Agreement between Consortium Partners for implementation of the Project along with financial allocations in case Consortium secures any project/assignment.
h) The IA will also collaborate with NAFED/FIFA on sourcing and delivering consulting/technical assistance/services that cater to corporations, Government institutions and other stakeholders in the broader ecosystem for agriculture & allied sectors. The IA will prepare Agreement with Roles and Responsibilities of both the parties along with budgets.
i) The IA will scout Govt. schemes for creation of infrastructure for FPOs to initiate or scale FPO business and strengthen FPOs and farmer members of the FPO with support from FOF Division of NAFED.
j) The IA will prepare PPP Models for Infrastructure creation for FPO business growth and Farmer Empowerment with Detail Project Report etc. for Project Implementation along with Roles and Responsibilities of parties and budgets.
ELIGIBILITY & EVALUATION CRITERIA
a) The Applicant should be a Not for Profit Organization registered as Legal Entity under appropriate Act of the Government of India for Not for Profit Companies, Society, Trust, Foundation etc. with minimum 10 years of work experience.
b) This EOI is limited to single entity, the bidders have to be registered under the same name and submit only one EOI document.
c) The Applicant should have valid 12 A and 80 G Certificates.
d) The Applicant should be either registered with CSR Portal of the MCA as per latest guidelines of 2021 or with “Darpan” Portal of the NITI Ayog.
e) The Applicant should have positive net worth during last three financial years and should not be insolvent in the past. A certificate issued by the Chartered Accountant should be provided.
f) The Applicant should have sufficient turnover for implementing various projects and work order related to Agriculture and Skill related activities. A certificate issued by the Chartered Accountant should be provided for the same.
g) Annual Audited balance sheets for the last three years shall be enclosed as supporting document.
h) The Applicant should have sufficient experience of training of trainees in skill sector.
i) Applicant should not have been debarred/ blacklisted by any Govt. Department/ PSU/Cooperative Society for corrupt and fraudulent practices and shall have to submit a declaration to this effect.
Address for Submission of Proposal:
Manager (FOF) Division, NAFED,
National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)
4th Floor, NAFED House, Ashram Chowk, Ring Road, New Delhi -110014 (India)