Call for innovative concept notes for promotion of resource-conserving machinery interventions in Lumbini, Karnali, and Far-western Provinces
The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity-Objective III is seeking Expressions of Interest (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.
The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity is a buy-in from the USAID/Nepal mission which aims to support 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. The CSISA-COVID Response Activity is currently implementing COVID Response and Resilience Activity in Lumbini, Sudurpaschim, and Karnali provinces.
Each district requires at least one agricultural machinery-related private sector to promote proven agriculture-based technologies or new technologies in the agriculture sector that should be beneficial to small landholder farmers. Further, the proposed technologies should also be women-friendly and should be worthwhile to women.
CSISA project is looking for interested agricultural machinery related private sector who meet the above requirements should encourage to apply by submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI) covering activity proposal, financial proposal, and legal documents in the prescribed template (available here). The maximum budget for each proposal should be NPR 6 lakhs where 50% of the total budget should be covered by the private sector. The EOI can be submitted either electronically or physically at the following addresses. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at the following addresses.
|Province||District||CSISA office location||Contact Person|
|Lamahi Municipality-5, Ratodanda, Dang||Sagar Kafle |
|Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan-13, Ramlila Maidan, Banke||Salin Acharya |
|Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan-5, Hasanpur, Kailali||Lokendra Khadka |
|Karnali||Surkhet||Birendranagar-7, Kalinchowk, Surkhet||Narendra Niraula |
The CSISA project team will evaluate the applications and select the firms based on the proposed methodology, nature of technology, and its potential impacts on smallholder farmers and marginalized communities. The duration of proposal implementation will be till December 2022. All agricultural machinery-related private sectors are eligible to apply to this EOI. Priority will be given to the proposal that has at least 50% contribution from the firm and has a concrete plan to empower women farmers encouraging them to be machinery service providers and entrepreneurs.
Applications must be received no later than 17 June 2022. Applications received past the deadline will not be considered.