Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)
Project: Suchana- Ending the Cycle of Undernutrition in Bangladesh

iDE is an international non-profit organization with 35 years of experience in Bangladesh. iDE Bangladesh is catalyzing market development and technology commercialization in WASH, Nutrition and Food Security and Agriculture.

iDE invites Expression of Interest from national and regional private companies who are currently operating a business in the non-farm sub-sector especially Monipuri handloom, bamboo craft and Shitalpati (mat) products and willing to develop new production cluster at Sylhet and Moulvibazar district to extend their business. These non-farm clusters under Suchana project are presently located at Kamalganj Upazila (Monipuri handloom and bamboo craft), Fenchuganj Upazila (bamboo craft), Balaganj (Shitalpati) and Rajanagar Upazila (Shitalpati). The private companies should be interested to improve the productivity and quality of these non-farm products, train poor people on demand-driven diversified products, could promote a viable business model and establish linkages with the potential market for these diversified products. Private companies’ initiatives could entail the capacity building training for product diversification and market linkages activities for around 50 people under any of the three IGAs (handloom/ bamboo craft/ Shital Pati) or total around 150 people for all three IGAs.

Interested private firms who are committed to entering and expanding their businesses in this non-farm sector are requested to send a technical and financial proposal to by 17th November 2019. Please write “Suchana Non-farm Cluster Development” in the subject line. A pre-proposal meeting will be organized on the 11th November 2019, 10 am at Suchana Project Office (Address: House 54, Road 2, Block G, Shahajalal Upashahar, Sylhet). Interested firms are requested to contact with Md. Hannan Ali (, Cell +8801774157476) for detailed EOI and submission requirements.