EOI 2020-62-GB GRASP Covid-19 SME Emergency Support Fund
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE (ITC)
Major Upcoming Business Opportunity Notice
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
Important: The purpose of this call for EOI is to identify appropriate suppliers who can potentially fulfill the requirements. The present call for EOI does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only suppliers deemed qualified by ITC will receive the invitation to tender.
Reference: EOI 2020-62-GB GRASP Covid-19 SME Emergency Support Fund
Date of this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): 6 August 2020
Closing Date for Receipt of EOI at ITC/PS: 17 August 2020
Duration of the Expression of Interest: 11 working days
Terms of Reference (summary):
Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP), a European Union (EU) funded project for poverty reduction and sustainable inclusive economic growth in rural Pakistan is being implemented by the ITC. Focused on selected districts of Balochistan & Sindh, ITC and its implementing partners are providing technical assistance in horticulture, livestock and dairy sectors for improving commercial viability of MSMEs and for a conducive policy regime. As part of the Covid-19 response plan, GRASP will provide grants combined with technical assistance to approximately 15 SMEs working in Balochistan and Sindh in selected horticulture and livestock value chains.
ITC is looking for a local financial service provider/ Grant Management Companies/CBOs/NGOs
that will serve as the administrator for the matching grants. This will involve the following main elements:
- Developing an application package including the announcement and advertisement for proposals
- Manage the application process including review and evaluation of proposals
- Development of grant agreements including the disbursement of funds as per grant agreements
- Monitoring the implementation of grant projects by grantees
ITC Procurement Services invites interested companies to forward their Expression of Interest (EOI) by fax or by email before the closing date to:
International Trade Centre
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Telefax: +41 22-730 0900
Please indicate your vendor ID number and the reference of this EOI in your response. If not registered with ITC/UNOG or UNGM, please follow the Procedure for Registration as Potential Vendor at www.ungm.org as soon as possible.
ITC reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.
Please note that only those companies considered qualified by ITC for this project will be invited to participate in this procurement exercise.
For any further information on ITC, please consult our website: www.intracen.org
The tender contains sustainability considerations regarding local SMEs, local communities or disadvantaged groups.
Reserved labour opportunities for local communities, use of local materials, reserved procurements for local companies