Invitation for Cost Proposal
Capacity Building of Department of Fisheries Fish Inspection and Quality Control Laboratory
Safe Aqua Farming for Economic and Trade Improvement (SAFETI) Project
Winrock International, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Winrock International hereby invites cost proposals for procurement of materials and provision of training that will help build the capacity of the Department of Fisheries Fish Inspection and Quality Control (FIQC) Laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.   

The five-year SAFETI project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, began in October 2016 and will conclude in September 2021. SAFETI is working with semi-intensive shrimp and prawn farmers in four districts of the Khulna Division (Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore and Satkhira) and with shrimp hatcheries and intensive shrimp farmers in Cox’s Bazar.  The project is also collaborating with a number of other actors in the shrimp/prawn production and processing value chain including: demonstration farms; shrimp/prawn nurseries, feed manufacturers and other input suppliers, depots and trade associations. 

The Department of Fisheries (DoF) and the Bangladesh Fishery Research Institute (BFRI) are project implementing partners. The SAFETI project has Memoranda of Understanding and associated Work Plans with both DoF and BFRI.  Activity No. 7 of the DoF Work Plan involves  “Capacity building of QC Lab personnel on instrument specific applications and analytical systems, with ICPMS, GCMS, and UPLC systems for method development, method validation and sample testing”. Annex 1 contains the terms of reference for the training that will be provided to the QC laboratory personnel. Annex 2 contains the list of expendable materials that will be needed in conjunction with the training.

The purpose of this invitation is to solicit cost proposals for the provision of the training described in Annex 1 and the materials listed in Annex 2.  Bidders should quote the cost of training and materials separately, and provide cost quotations for each and all items.  Bidders must provide complete quotations for both Annex 1 and 2 to be considered.   

Upon engagement of the selected bidder, it is expected that the bidder will work closely with DoF and local suppliers to provide the training listed in the terms of reference (see Annex 1) and procure the materials listed in Annex 2. 

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All expressions of interest and and/or queries regarding the Scope of Work (SOW) and quotation should be submitted in English to the Chief of Party, SAFETI Project, Dhaka. Bangladesh by Wednesday February 26, 2020 at the following email address: WI.SAFETI@winrock.org. Winrock will provide answers to all queries to all bidders who have submitted an expression of interest by Sunday March 1, 2020.

The deadline for submission of quotations is 17:00 PM on Wednesday March 4, 2020. Bidders must submit two (2) copies of their proposal in English and in hard-copy and addressed to: Chief of Party, SAFETI Project, Apartment 2C, Building 3B, Road 49, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212, delivered to this address, and deposited in the “Tender Box” inside the office. The SAFETI office is open from 08:30 to 17:00 Sunday to Thursday, excluding Government designated holidays. Only short-listed organizations will be contacted.