Request for Proposal (RFP) for Baseline Study

LI-BIRD

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in October 1995 with its Head Office in Pokhara and Programme Coordination Office in Lalitpur. LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and improving the livelihoods of rural people in Nepal.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Baseline Study

Request for Proposal (RFP)

for

Baseline Study of  ”Climate and Gender Responsive Resilient Agriculture and Enterprises in Karnali River Basin” Project

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in October 1995 with its Head Office in Pokhara and Programme Coordination Office in Lalitpur. LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local resources, innovations and institutions for the sustainable management of natural resources and building resilience to climate change for improving the livelihoods of target beneficiaries that includes smallholder farmers particularly women in Nepal.

LI-BIRD and Social Service Centre (SOSEC), a Dailekh based NGO, is implementing a project entitled ‘Climate and Gender Responsive Resilient Agriculture and Enterprises in Karnali River Basin (Green Karnali)’, funded by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through DanChurchAid (DCA), Nepal, in Surkhet, Dailekh, and Achham districts in Nepal. The overall goal of the project is to build resilient livelihoods of smallholder farmers, especially women and youths, through the promotion of climate and gender-friendly agroecology-based farming approaches and green enterprises. The project is expected to closely work with local and provincial governments to enhance production and establish climate-resilient and agroecology-based agriculture, livestock farming system and green enterprises and strengthen the marketing system benefitting smallholder farmers, especially women and youth.

The project has a plan to conduct a baseline survey to establish a benchmark at six workings (rural) municipalities namely, Birendranagar Municipality and Barahtal Rural Municipality in Surkhet, Dullu and Atha Bish Municipality in Dailekh, and Panchadewal Binayak Municipality and Turmakhand Rural Municipality in Achham districts. The baseline survey is expected to collect primary data from project working areas as per the requirement of the project to identify the actual situation and capacity of the target groups as well as provide recommendations. The results obtained from the survey will be used to set up baseline indicators and targets of the project against which results will be tracked monitored and evaluated. 

Thus, LI-BIRD invites proposals from qualified consultants/private firms or a team of experts to accomplish the aforementioned tasks.

The interested applicants need to fill up the Request for Proposal Form which can be downloaded from the link below:

Download Request for Proposal Form:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1FsLVMxNoLD7TOlk6h_nXG5q53CvqmxT9

The Terms of Reference (ToR) is annexed as Annex 1 in the Request for Proposal Form. The applicants are requested to thoroughly read the Request for Proposal Form and fill in the required information (Annex 2 and Annex 3). Submit the duly filled and signed Request for Proposal Form within the mentioned deadline. 

Interested applicants are requested to submit the proposal by 4 April 2022, 5.00 pm by email or hand delivery or courier to the following address below:

Executive Director

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)

Head Office: PO Box 324, Pokhara, Nepal Phone: +977 61 576834, 585357 

Or,

Programme Coordination Office: Sahachal, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal Phone: +977 01 5540330

E-mail: procurement@libird.org

The proposal must be written in the English language. The proposal received after the deadline will not be entertained and considered for further evaluation. 

A proposal that does not meet the requirements will be discarded. Proposals that meet the requirements and offer the best value for money will be considered for the further evaluation process. LI-BIRD reserves the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all the bids without assigning any reason whatsoever.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your proposal.