REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR PROVISION OF IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT

After running a pilot-program in Tanzania from 2015 to 2018, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is now in the scale-up phase in both Tanzania and Malawi. The project intends to facilitate access to affordable and highly profitable investments, i.e. micro investments.

  1. Micro-Investment Project

After running a pilot-program in Tanzania from 2015 to 2018, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is now in the scale-up phase in both Tanzania and Malawi. The project intends to facilitate access to affordable and highly profitable investments, i.e. micro investments. By offering reasonably priced micro investment kits that includes irrigation equipment, seeds, and fertiliser, local farmers are enabled to increase their farming productivity. In addition to providing training to the farmers, agronomists follow up to ensure best practice. With the profits they earn from their crops, the farmers can invest in additional investment kits, which will enable them to scale up their business additionally.

More information about the project can be found by following the link: https://microinvesting.info/

  1. Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is at the core of these investments. Small drip kits that are affordable and easy to use for the farmers. The name of the solution promoted by NCA is the “Veggie Bed”. A 16 m x 1 m meter raised irrigated vegetable bed with two drip lines, connectors, and 3 m feed pipe. For picture, see Figure 1.

The impact as well as the project is growing and Norwegian Church Aid is looking to scale up the project and is interested in entering into a framework agreement for equipment that is necessary for the water irrigation system, either in bulk or “kit’ified”.

As a first step in this process, Norwegian Church Aid invites qualified suppliers of one or several of the following goods to respond to this advertisement. Suppliers who have responded to this advertisement and provided the required information may be invited to participate in the procurement procedure for the relevant goods.

The initial procurement will be for 20 000 kits and will likely continue at the same scale or higher. When NCA enters new countries, it might trigger an initial smaller order, followed by potential larger procurements, in line with the growth in the country.

  1. Contents of one Veggie Bed

Item

Quantity

Specifications

Additional Info

Feed Pipe

1

3 meters per bed

Flexible diameter (rather thin than thick). Most likely slightly thicker material than the drip pipe.

Drip Pipe

1

16mm

30 meters per bed

Holes every 30cm

Holes every 20cm is an option, but preferably 30cm

Connectors from feed pipe to bucket

2

Connect feed pipe to bucket

There is also an option to do this through a filter

Connectors from feed pipe to drip pipe

2

Connect feed pipe to drip pipe

 

The equipment could be delivered with and without emitters.

 

  1. Information Requested

The interested supplier shall provide the following information to the Contracting Authority using the contact details below:

  • Indicate which supplies you are interested in supplying.
  • Provide the following information:
  • the company’s name and contact details;
  • contact person;
  • brief description of the company’s background and main line of work;
  • experience with this kind of supply;
  • Presence in Malawi and Tanzania (not mandatory);
  • Expected durability of at least two years; and
  • Expected delivery time to Malawi and/or Tanzania

This information shall be included in Company and Delivery Information Form (Annex 1).

In addition, NCA is interested in approximate prices for the requested equipment. This price should include the cost of the requested 20 000 kits (broken down to the price for each product), plus shipment in container to Malawi and Tanzania (separate price for each destination).

This information shall be included in Price Information Form (Annex 2)

Please include if you are interested in providing the equipment in kits or in bulk. If you are interested in both, please provide an approximate price for both options.

Veggie.png

Figure 1

If you have any brochures or similar with an overview of the products you are proposing, feel free to include them.

If you are interested in sending a sample to NCA for verifying the quality, please send it to the address mentioned below

This is purely a request for information and does not constitute a commitment to purchase or any other form of contractual commitment with the Contracting Authority. 

Any subsequent contract will be subject to the Norwegian Church Aids General Terms and Conditions for contracts and the Code of Conduct for Contractors, available at the following link. Printed versions are available on request. 

https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en/about-nca/for-contractors/

Information should be provided to the following email address:

Norwegian Church Aid

Bernhard Getz’ gate 3, 0165 Oslo

+47 982 46 436

Joachim.Mikalsen@nca.no

Joachim Mikalsen

 

To recieve the documents with the Company and Delivery Information Form (Annex 1), and the Price Information Form (Annex 2), please send an email to:
Joachim.Mikalsen@nca.no