EoI for Nepal: CSISA-COVID Response

The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity-Objective III is seeking Expressions of Interests (EOI) from private companies engaged in agricultural mechanization (repairing, distributing and manufacturing) to partner with the project. The project anticipates signing agreements with one or more successful partner(s), subject to alignment with the project priorities, due diligence, and agreement on terms.

Project Background

The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity is a buy-in from the USAID/Nepal mission which aims to support a rapid response and resilience-building from the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal’s agri-food systems. This project, implemented throughout seven southwestern districts of Nepal initiated in July 2020 and will end by June 2023.

Introduction to the mechanics development program

One of the key interventions of the CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity is to design and deploy capacity development of mobile mechanics for agricultural machinery in Western districts of Nepal; for which a challenge fund mechanism is set. The main objective of this program is to backstop the private sector interested in developing agricultural machinery mobile mechanics.

Name of Program requested for EOI: Development of Mobile mechanics for agricultural machinery in western districts of Nepal

Working area: Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur and Surkhet.

The agricultural machinery may mean all the equipment and mechanical technologies used in all agricultural operations, from field preparation to post-harvest. It may include simple hand tools, like a jab planter, to the hefty types of machinery, like combine harvesters.

After the training, the trainee should be able to repair, maintain, troubleshoot, assemble, and disassemble the specific machinery mentioned in their curriculums.

The implementing firm should cover 50% of the total cost of the training for male trainees, and the CSISA project will support the remaining 50%. In the case of female trainees, CSISA will cover 75% of the training cost per female participant. The estimated budget for the 6-months training should be up to 70 thousand rupees (NPR 70,000) per trainee.

Application and Submission of Information

  • Please see the details of the EoI and scope of work through the following Google Doc link.
  • All applications must be submitted following the template and instructions provided in Annex 1 for the EOI application form, technical and financial proposal.
  • All costs associated with responding to this solicitation shall be the sole responsibility of each applicant. 
  • CSISA reserves the right not to make any award from this solicitation.

Expressions of interest shall be delivered via email to s.adhikari@cgiar.org or submitted physically to any hub office of the CSISA project before June 10th, 2022 05:00pm. If the last date of obtaining and submitting the EOI documents happens to be a holiday, the next working day will be deemed the due date, but the time will be the same as stipulated.

For any queries regarding the EOI and application process, please contact Subash Adhikari, Agriculture Machinery Engineer, 9841893657.  

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