FBS-001-16 (PRDP NPCO) Hiring of the Consultancy Firm for the Formulation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization (AFMP) 2018 – 2023

Date Published: November 15, 2016

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Assignment Title : Hiring of the Consultancy Firm for the Formulation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization (AFMP) 2018 – 2023

Reference No. : Purchase Request Action Slip No. 0149 – N – 2016
Hiring of Consultancy Services (Firm Selection)
Solicitation No. : FBS – 001 – 16

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is a World Bank assisted project being implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). It is a national government platform for a modern and climate-smart agriculture that aims to partner with 80 Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) and agri-fishery stakeholders in realizing the goals of improved food security and increase incomes, climate resiliency and enhanced policy environment and governance as expressed in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011 – 2016.

Section 13 of Republic Act No. 8435 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997 has mandated the DA to formulate an Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) to develop the agriculture and fisheries sector with focus on food security, poverty alleviation and social equity, income enhancement and profitability (especially for farmers and fisherfolk), global competitiveness and sustainability. The plan formulation process should be participatory in consultation with farmers and fisherfolk, private sector, NGOs, peoples organizations and the appropriate government agencies and offices.

The first AFMP 2001-2004 was formulated by the DA with assistance from the Pilot-Testing of Participatory Agricultural Planning Systems (PPAPS) Project in 2000. The second AFMP covers the period 2011-2017 and it differs from the previous AFMP by adopting a value chain development approach and it mainstreams climate change concerns in the plan rather than addressing it independently.

The formulation of the next AFMP 2018-2023 will be through the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) which is being implemented by the DA and assisted by the World Bank. It is a 6-year project which aims to increase rural incomes and enhance farm and fishery productivity in the targeted areas by supporting smallholders and fisher folk to increase their marketable surpluses, and their access to markets. Section I (item 5) of the Loan Agreement of the PRDP dated 08 September 2014 provides for the updating of the AFMP thru its I-PLAN Component.

The I-PLAN Component aims to institutionalize the AFMP and the Regional AFMPs as the main basis of decision making and operations in the DA at the national, regional and local levels. Hence, all DA plans and budgets should be consistent with the next AFMP. Moreover, the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) which were developed under PRDP needs to be integrated in the next AFMP.

The Department of Agriculture now invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing their services for the Formulation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) 2018 – 2023. Interested consultant must submit information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services follows:

1. Letter of Expression of Interest;
2. Technical and Managerial Organizations;
3. List of research, studies, related project and programs engaged within Five (5) Years or equivalent experiences:
4. Firm’s Certificate of Registration (DTI or SEC)

A consultant will be selected using Selection based on Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) method set out in the World Bank Procurement Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank, May 2011

The engagement of the consulting firm is ten (10) months from receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP).

Further information can be obtained through PRDP Procurement Alternate Unit Head, Engr. Romeo L. Malong from 8:00AM to 5:00PM from Mondays thru Fridays at the PRDP Procurement Unit Office, 4/F New DA Building, DA Compound Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Expression of Interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) on or before 12:00 NN of 28 November 2016 .

Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)
National Project Coordination Office (NPCO)
Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) Secretariat
2nd floor, ITCAF Building
Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

Chairperson, Special Bids and Awards Committee

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