Request for Proposal

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Request for Proposal

FEED THE FUTURE NEPAL KNOWLEDGE-BASED INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN NEPAL (KISAN) II PROJECT

Request for Proposal (RFP) to Conduct Trainings and Capacity Building Activities to Migrant Returnees and Other Populations Heavily Affected by COVID-19 for Increased Employment in Selected Agricultural Sector

1.  Project background

KISAN II, implemented since 2017, is a seven-year project that contributes to the Government of Nepal (GON)’s Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS). KISAN II facilitates systemic change in the agricultural sector, including: (1) greater climate-smart intensification of staple crops and diversification into higher value commodities; (2) strengthening of local market systems to support more competitive and resilient value chains and agricultural-related businesses; (3) improving the enabling environment for agricultural and market systems development; and (4) equipping selected households with the necessary business literacy skills to sustainably integrate into the market system. 

As part of a 24-month supplemental scope (extension), KISAN II will support the GON’s response to the impact of COVID-19 in agriculture, promote transformation in the fine rice and industrial maize sub-sectors and increase employment in selected agriculture sub-sectors (rice, maize, lentil, vegetables, and goat) among migrant returnees and other populations heavily affected by COVID-19. The project coordinates closely with the private sector and the GON’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and relevant provincial ministries in 8 districts – Kanchanpur, Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang, Kapilbastu and Palpa.

KISAN II follows a market systems development approach to strengthen and improve agriculture markets, improve value chain efficiency, and manage unexpected shocks. To date, in those abovementioned 8 districts, KISAN II has reached more than 130,000 farming household through nearly 80 private sector partners (agrovets, rice mills, goat farms, traders) and cooperatives.

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Technical proposal should not exceed 14 pages (excluding annexes), using Gill Sans MT font size12, single-spaced.

Cost Application

Cost applications shall be submitted separately from the technical application. Applicants shall submit a summary and detailed budget in Microsoft Excel with budget notes identifying how the applicant would allocate funds received during the term of the potential agreement. The budget narrative should explain and justify the need for the costs proposed in the budget. The narrative should help the reviewer understand why an item of cost is necessary and how it will be used to support the activity for which it will be incurred. The budget narrative should demonstrate the relationship between the proposed activities and the budget. Just as the technical application should reflect the applicant’s understanding of the objectives and the proposed approach to achieve those objectives, the budget and the accompanying narrative should be realistic and show a similar understanding of the financial requirements of the proposed activities.

Clarification must be requested Before March 31, 2022, Thursday  at email eoi.kisan@winrock.org

Submission date and address

April 18, 2022 (Monday), by 5:30 PM Nepal Time

USAID’s Knowledge-based Integrated 

Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal (KISAN) II Project 

Kalika Marg, Sanepa-2, Lalitpur, Nepal 

Phone: 01-5541961/ 5543961

Submit the proposal electronically at eoi.kisan@winrock.org

Applications may be withdrawn by written notice via email received at any time before an award is made. Applications may be withdrawn in person by an organization or its authorized representative if the representative’s identity is made known and the representative signs a receipt for the application before award is made.

Receipt time for electronic submissions is when the application is received by Winrock’s internet server. Please do not send files in ZIP format.