Request for Proposal (RFP)
Consulting firm to develop a web database platform for survey data collection and management

WorldFish is an international, non-profit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. In the developing world, more than 1 billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. The WorldFish mission is to strengthen livelihoods and enhance food and nutrition security by improving fisheries and aquaculture. We pursue this through research partnerships focused on helping those who stand to benefit the most—poor producers and consumers, women and children.

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity, hence after refer to as BANA/Activity, is a five-year award made by USAID to WorldFish in February 2018. Its aim is to sustain positive aquaculture sector growth in south-west Bangladesh along with Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts through an inclusive market system approach.

It builds on the achievements of the six-year USAID Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project which saw livelihoods of small-scale fish farmers improve through increased production and quality of tilapia, carp, shrimp and prawn in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence.

The Activity takes a market systems approach where the emphasis is on facilitation rather than direct implementation. A key principle is to encourage capacity building in existing value chain actors rather than establishing unsustainable capacity that will disappear at the end of the Activity.

Goal: The goal of the Activity is to achieve inclusive aquaculture sector growth through a market system approach, the specific objectives are:

Proposal to be submitted to:
Interested consulting firm should submit the hard copy of both technical and financial proposal by 15th May 2019 before 5:00 pm to the address mentioned below. 

Procurement and Administrative Manager,
WorldFish Bangladesh and South Asia (5th Floor)
House 2/B, Road 4, Block B, Banani, Dhaka.

Questions and Clarifications
All questions and/or clarifications regarding this RFP must be submitted via email to no later than   09th May 2019. All correspondence and/or inquiries regarding this solicitation shall reference the RFP in the subject line. No phone calls or in-person inquiries will be entertained; all questions and inquiries must be in writing.

The bidders must submit two (2) copies of each of the Technical and Financial proposal in 2 (two) separate sealed envelopes clearly marked on the envelope with “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” and the 2(two) envelopes shall then be sealed in an outer envelope bearing RFP Reference, subject, the address of WorldFish Proposer’s name and address. It must be taken care that the technical proposal must not mention any information related to financial proposal; otherwise the submission will be rejected. Upon delivery, applicants may request a stamped receipt confirming timely submission. Please note that incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.

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