Deadline: 25-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.
Deadline: 20-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The firm should provide services by installing suitable equipment’s for: 1. measuring standing water level in rice crop using suitable sensor and to measure moisture content of soil using soil suction sensors for all crops; and subsequently to determine irrigation schedule (both timing and quantity of irrigation) using algorithms; 2. Mobile based pump control system and a decision support system to implement irrigation scheduling and monitor the pump operation remotely using mobile. 3. Monitor the groundwater levels, rainfall and volume of water extracted using automatic instruments 4. Provide cloud based application, mobile apps, training modules and videos for dissemination to the farmers.
Deadline: 07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation
Deadline: 23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC MAS advisory (agribusiness) in South Asia is seeking to recruit a vendor for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the ongoing DSCL and Olam advisory projects in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Deadline: 23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.
Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.
Deadline: 18-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The external firm is to conduct the following:
Step 1: Brief desk review of existing project documents and external documents that are identified as relevant. The end result of this will lead to the inception report which provides a detailed plan for completion of the assignment
Step 2: Hiring and training of enumerators with IFC Staff and DSCL Staff invited to attend (attendance will be at the discretion of IFC and DSCL)
Step 3: Finalization of questionnaire: review and translation as well as pilot testing of questionnaire which can be done as part of enumerator training
Step 4: Data collection in the field which will include capturing of GPS data points through tablet (CAPI) technology (GPS data points need to be taken at the respondents home or farm.)
Step 5: Code and clean data set prior to transmission to IFC
Step 6: Allow time (7 business days) for IFC to conduct quantitative analysis.
Step 7: Synthesize the analysis completed by IFC into a report for the client
Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective will be to support the EcoCities Project SME EE Finance component, to facilitate EE/RE financing for MSMEs by working with financial institutions and other key stakeholders, in the identified cities, resulting in an increase in EE loans to MSMEs.
Deadline: 27-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC project aims to support the development of an e-waste management solution for the electronics industry to address the challenge of responsible collection and recycling of electronic waste in India at scale and in a cost-effective manner. The goal of the IFC project is to work with private sector entities such as Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) and Industry Associations and waste management companies to establish a long-term solution to the e-waste challenges in India that the electronics sector as well as consumers face. The fundamental objectives of the Project are to (i) establish an Industry-led Solution for electronic producers to responsibly manage, collect and ensure responsible recycling of obsolete or discarded electronic products (e-Waste), (ii) Raise awareness among the public and other key stakeholders on the need of responsibly collect and recycle e-waste, and (iii) develop a locally relevant system for responsible e-waste management in India and a toolkit for dissemination of learnings from the Project.