EOI/KEAPP/EU-WB Kilimo Biashara Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme, Tender No.MOA/07/2009-2010
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR PROVISION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO FARMERS AND AGRO INPUTS DEALERS/SUPPLIERS UNDER TENDER NO. MOA/07/2009-2010
ENHANCING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY PROJECT UNDER THE EUROPEAN UNION/WORLD BANK KILIMO BIASHARA AGRICULTURAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME
The European Union (EU) through the World Bank (WB) has extended a grant funding to the Government of Kenya for up-scaling two ongoing government programs aimed at enhancing productivity especially of small scale farmers. Part of the grant will be used to upscale agricultural inputs credit provision.
The overall objective is to increase smallholder crop production (mainly cereals) and through improved access to inputs, technologies and credit.
Through the project, successful financial service providers are expected to offer financial services to the agricultural value chain players including farmers (both small and large scale), agro-inputs dealers/suppliers, marketers, transporters and agro processors to upscale and/or commercialize their enterprises.
Financial services providers are invited to express their interest in providing the services. Interested firms are expected to provide information indicating their capability to undertake the assignment. This shall include as a minimum:
• Statement of registration/incorporation
• Valid trade licenses
• Valid tax compliance certificate
• Proven extensive understanding and experience lending to farmers (large & small scale) and small and medium enterprises engaged in agro-related business including crop farming for at least three years (3) years.
A complete EOI document in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked “EOI/KEAPP/EU-WB Kilimo Biashara Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme, Tender No.MOA/07/2009-2010” should be posted to the address indicated below;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
PO BOX 30028
or placed in the Ministry’s tender box which is marked “Ministry of Agriculture” located at the main reception of Kilimo House, so as to be received not later than 7th May, 2010 at 11.00 A.M. The EOI documents will be opened immediately in the conference room 7th floor, Kilimo House in the presence of representatives who wish to attend.
The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any EOI without assigning reasons thereof.
PRINCIPAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER
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