Involvement of Service Providing / Event Organizing Company to provide transportation services during the training for Establishment of a private veterinary sector for the staff of Field Veterinary Stations
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project
Assignment Title: Involvement of Service Providing / Event Organizing Company to provide transportation services during the training for Establishment of a private veterinary sector for the staff of Field Veterinary Stations
Reference No. AZ-AACD-218758-NC-RFQ-A3/CS-5/2A
The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The project consists of four components:
- Component A – Support for sanitary and phytosanitary services, which is structured into three subcomponents: support: (i) Food Safety Capacity Building; (ii) Upgrading Plant Health and Phytosanitary System, and (iii) Animal Health and Veterinary Services.
- Component B - Agri-food value chain development. The activities will be structured into two sub-components: (i) Investment and advisory support for agribusiness value chain development, and (ii) Seed sector development.
- Component C – Financial services to agribusiness.
- Component D - Project Management.
Under the Component A3 - Animal Health and Veterinary Services - (a) further enhance access to quality-assured veterinary services by supporting privatization of filed veterinary units; (b) further strengthen the disease surveillance and preparedness functions of the Veterinary Services through investments aimed at optimizing the efficiency of animal disease control program in accordance with OIE recommendations; (c) further development of a national veterinary information system; and (d) support for veterinary education.
Privatization of Field Veterinary Units (FVU) of Animal Health and Veterinary Service Regulation Department of Agrarian Services Agency
One of the main activities of the "Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project" implemented by the Agrarian Credit and Development Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the World Bank is to support to privatizations process. As per consideration, the private veterinarians will be trained within the framework of the ACIP.
Along with that the Project intends to hire Service providing company to carry out travel arrangement and transportation services during the mentioned training sessions.
The general objective of the assignment
The objective of the assignment to involve the Service Providing Company to carry out travel arrangement and transportation services during the implementation of the training program. The Company will perform the following two tasks in close cooperation with the Client and the Training Providing Company:
- Transportation services to deliver participants to training center in due time and deliver the participants to local settlements after the trainings;
- Provision of hotels and 2 time meal (breakfast and dinner) for trainers in each training area
Scope of services
The Service Provider, should work closely with the Client and Training Consultant, follow up the training program and undertake appropriate transportation arrangements. The Service Provider must ensure that the training participants are delivered on time, before the start of the training, from the residence to the training place and to deliver the participants to their place of residence at the end of the sessions. In addition, the Service Provider should book hotel rooms beforehand for trainers’ to stay overnight and to provide them with breakfast and dinner in each training area.
The assignment involves transportation of a big number of people to training places and road safety aspects should be considered properly.
Obligations of Service Provider
The Service Provider should ensure road safety requirements. The Service Provider must demonstrate the followings:
- Information on availability of vehicles, including their technical specifications;
- Information on recommended hotels;
- List of previous Customers and recommendations from the indicated Customers.
Location of assignment
The Trainings shall be conducted in 52 regions of Azerbaijan.
Duration of the task
The assignment is considered to be implemented within the 4-5 months. The task is expected to be implemented in late May-through October 2021.
The details of requirements can be submitted upon request of interested Applicants.
The shortlisting criteria are:
Qualification and Experience of Service Provider
A local company is required to have at least 3 years of intensive experience in provision of similar services, event organization skills, to carry out similar activities, and have a specific technical basis for the implementation of relevant services.
The Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites eligible Service Providing Companies to indicate their interest in provision of mentioned services.
Service Providing Company shall be selected in accordance with Non-Consulting Services, Request for Quotations (Shopping) method under IBRD Loans.
Interested Applicants are requested to apply for ITQ forms until May 17, 2021. Price Quotations must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by May 21, 2021.
Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project
Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov
1965, Z.Bunyadov avenue, Chinar Park Business Center, AZ1075, Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel: (+99 412) 525 01 17
Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours 09:00 - 18:00.