Requests For Proposals- Expanding the Digital Seed Information System in Nepal

CIMMYT Nepal

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Requests For Proposals- Expanding the Digital Seed Information System in Nepal

Requests For Proposals: Expanding the Digital Seed Information System in Nepal

September 2022

Kathmandu, Nepal

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming systems. Our portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation. Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, the center helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations. As a member of the CGIAR System composed of 15 agricultural research centers, CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners.

The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project (NSAF) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is being implemented by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). The Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) and the Seed Vision of the Government of Nepal (GoN) emphasizes on commercial agriculture and vibrant seed systems. Access to quality seed is key to improve agricultural productivity in Nepal. NSAF in collaboration with the Seed Quality Center (SQCC) is working to automate the Nepal seed system to enhance the availability, accessibility  and affordability of good quality seeds by farmers.  

CIMMYT South Asia Regional Office in Nepal is inviting prospective Nepali firms to submit proposals for the delivery of components to expand the existing Digital Seed Information System.

These systems support government policies and make operations more insight driven and efficient by improving the visibility of all stages of the seed distribution system in Nepal.

This project will require the design and implementation of the following components:

  • Business Process Improvements
  • Seed Tracking System
  • Seed Information Portal
  • Additional functions for an existing Digital Seed Balance Sheet

Vendors are invited to request the full RFQ by downloading the document from here https://bit.ly/3wOCvjy