eC2: Kenya SME Road Construction Program

Rural Infra in CambodiaDeadline: 16-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to accelerate the development of Kenyan MSME road contractors to enable them to submit more qualified bids and win more contracts in public sector road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The Kenya SME Road Contractors project would like to scale up the business skills of MSMEs engaged in road construction activities, with the aim of increasing their opportunities in the sector.

The overall objective of the assignment is the delivery of a business management training Program which will target Kenyan road contractors registered with Kenya National Construction Authority (NCA) in the categories NCA3 NCA6 to enhance their business management skills and capabilities to strengthen the efficiency of their business operations. This will include training on practical bidding skills and project management.

Continue reading

eC2: Diagnostic Assessment of Black Pepper Supply Chain in Vietnam

indexDeadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall aim of this assessment is to provide an objective reference point for IFC and its private sector client(s) to formulate development options or advisory services needed for Pepper supply chain in Vietnam in order to improve profitability of black pepper production and achieve pepper industry players’ target on 100% sustainable pepper by 2025.

This includes: 1)Prepare a list of existing practices of advisory services provided to black pepper smallholders; 2)Prepare a list of existing agronomy products/package of practices that have potential to improve smallholder practices and improve income; 3)Understand baseline condition of black pepper farming and markets & analyze potential opportunities for improvement 4)Understand supply-demand conditions of (a) pepper seedling business at commune level; (b) drip irrigation equipment, etc; 5)determine the major constraints & opportunities 6) Provide recommendation and strategies of project interventions

Continue reading

eC2: Large-Scale Dairy Farm Management Consultant

indexDeadline: 04-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is hiring a firm, which will support the Project on the design, testing and implementation of dairy farm reference models for large and medium sized dairy farms in Ukraine.

The Consultant will: 1) conduct the diagnostic of up to 10 dairy farms with an average size of between 300 and 2,000 dairy cows, 2) provide recommendations on improvement opportunities, 3) support the implementation of the recommended improvements 4) support IFC on developing 2 reference models for medium and large farms.
Continue reading

eC2: Scaling Solar Uzbekistan – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 02-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Uzbekistan to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 100MW of utility scale solar PV power on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social (E&S) consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: Evaluation of a potential site (or sites); review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected site, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping in line with IFC Performance Standards; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, bid evaluation). Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.

Continue reading

eC2: Design support for developing a Farmer Loyalty Program

Deadline: 25-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  ls-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-vegetable-farmer-in-lesotho-780x439

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with its global partners – Bayer AG, Netafim and Swiss Re – launched the Better Life Farming Alliance (BLFA) in April 2018. The objective of BLFA is to support smallholders sustainably improve farm yields and incomes and improve their lives. India is one of the countries covered under the BLFA where two projects are under implementation – in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – for smallholder farm yield improvements. IFC and the BLFA partners are interested in developing a farmer loyalty program such that there are incentives or benefits for farmers to continue to engage with the BLFA partners. The farmer loyalty program should have a clear business rationale for the BLFA partners, as well as clear and articulated value for the farmers who choose to engage in BLFA projects. IFC is planning to recruit a specialized firm to design the farmer loyalty program for a pilot deployment with India BLFA farmers with potential to scale-up.

Continue reading

eC2: BEY Airport – Technical Consultant

Airport_PPPDeadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory has been retained by the Lebanons High Council for Privatization and PPP (HCP) to act as lead advisor on attracting private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for the expansion of the Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY Airport). IFC will provide advisory services to HCP to engage the private sector to optimize the operations of the existing facilities of the BEY Airport in order to solve the current capacity constraints, as well as operate and maintain the airside and landside facilities. The future operator shall also develop new facilities through a phased approach over the term of the contract to cope with the forecasted increase in passenger traffic and cargo over the next few decades.

Continue reading

eC2: Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study

Deadline: 28-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) energy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking consultancy services to undertake an analysis of the current market and key barriers for distributed clean power generation solutions in Myanmar. This study will primarily focus on the potential for distributed PV solutions providing power to clients on a commercially viable scale, including both grid-connected and off-grid facilities. In particular, it should focus on the market for commercial and industrial customers, rather than minigrids or other residential applications. The result of this study will be an overview of the commercial and regulatory environment for these types of projects, and the potential business models that would be viable in the Myanmar context; as well as a market mapping of the main companies active in this space in Myanmar and potential customers that could serve as a pipeline of projects for suppliers and investors in the future.

Continue reading

eC2: Digital Skills for Ghana

indexDeadline: 12-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Develop a publication targeting CEOs of African tertiary education institutions, Executives in the Technology and other relevant sectors and African policy makers. The effort will have a specific focus on Ghana. The objective of the publication is to showcase best-in-class private sector-led practices promoting Digital Skills, advancing the understanding of what are the relevant digital skills that need to be promoted, and how to best integrate the delivery of digital skills into the curriculum through specific, innovative offerings. The focus will be on skills needed at the post-secondary level, including upskilling / reskilling needs for working adults, with an emphasis on lifelong learning. The digital economy in Ghana, and more broadly across Africa, needs a digitally skilled workforce that masters basic functional digital skills at minimum with some acquiring high level skills like coding and software development capabilities.

Continue reading

May 15-16: IFC Global Agribusiness Conference in The Netherlands

pexels-photo-264537.jpegIFC Global Agribusiness Conference, May 15-16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International Finance Corporation invites investors, private companies whose supply chains rely on smallholder farmers, organizations offering products and services, donors, and government officials to join its Global Agribusiness Conference.

The conference will focus on practical solutions to the challenges of building smallholder professionalism and closing yield gaps between commercial operations and smallholder farmers.

Continue reading

eC2: Technical and E&S consultant – Banjul Port PPP

PPPsDeadline: 15-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: – Analyses of technical and operational aspects of GPA benchmarked against comparable ports in the region and best practice, including infrastructure, superstructure, commercial and financial aspects – Analyses on the technical aspects related to an institutional reorganization/ realignment of GPA to consider the introduction of a private sector entity – Environmental and social analyses, including scoping studies of possible environmental and social impact and mitigation measures, as well as stakeholders engagement planning, aligned on IFC Performance Standards. Tasks will also include the identification of issues associated with the project, related gaps, and proposed roadmap to close such gaps in order to develop the project in line with national legislation and the IFC Performance Standards. – Analyses and assistance in social aspects: including a review and recommendations of staffing at GPA and the distribution of staff with the future Operator; the possible options and recommendations on ways to include / consider the 400+ dockers at the Port Banjul, who, today have an undefined status at the Port.

Continue reading