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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN
DE RUEHTO #0876/01 2551123
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111123Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY MAPUTO
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHSA/AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 6086
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 0806
RUEHTN/AMCONSUL CAPE TOWN 0454
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9319
RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
RUCPCIM/CIMS NTDB WASHDC

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MAPUTO 000876

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 3131/ANESA
USDOC FOR 3140/ITA/CS/ODO
USDOC FOR 4510/ITA/MAC/OA
DEPT PLS PASS AID/AFR/SA AND G/EGAD/BD
DEPT PLS PASS EXIM BANK, TDA, AND OPIC
JOHANNESBURG FOR FCS
CAPE TOWN ALSO FOR FCS
STATE FOR MCC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ECON MZ
SUBJECT: SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE FARMER INCOME SUPPORT PROJECT -
CONSULTANCY SERVICES - MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT, MOZAMBIQUE:

REF. N. QCBS-MCA-MOZ-4A-08-22

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1. 787/09/T012

2. 09/04/08

3. RDOUGHTEN

4. 787 MOZAMBIQUE

5. -

6A. REPLY TO:

6B. MCA - Mozambique Procurement Agent
Av. Zedequias Manganhela, 267,
Edificio JAT IV, 5th Floor
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258 21) 305 577
Fax: (258 21) 311 160
E-mail: jbowlin@mca-mozambiquepa.com
Or mvieira@mca-mozambiquepa.com

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Trade Opportunity Information
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7. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, on behalf of the United
States Government, The Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD),
on behalf of Government of Mozambique, have entered into a
Millennium Challenge Compact for Millennium Challenge Account
assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic
growth in Mozambique (the "Compact")Q the amount of approximately
USD 507 million (MCC funding). The Government, acting through
Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique ("MCA Mocambique"), intends
to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a
contract for which the Request for Proposals is issued. Any
payments made under the proposed contract will be subject, in all
respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and related
documents, including restrictions on the use of MCC funding and
conditions to the disbursements of MCC funding. No party other than
the Government and the MCA Mozambique shall derive any rights from
the Compact or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC Funding.

The objective of the proposed program is to reduce poverty through
economic growth in Niassa, Cabo Delgado, Nampula, and Zambezia
Provinces by focusing in physical assets, policy reform, capacity
building and institutional strengthening. The program contains four
projects:
(i) - Water Supply and Sanitation (WSSP)
(ii) - Roads
(iii) - Land Tenure Services
(iv) - Farmer Income Support

Implementing entities for the various projects will include
government ministries and agencies, NGOs, private companies or other
entities. This invitation for Proposals follows the General
Procurement Notice that appeared in dgMarket on July 29, 2008; UNDB
Online on August 5, 2008 and Jornal Noticias on August 1, 2008.

8. The MCA-Mozambique now invites Consultant Services to submit
"Proposals" to develop the Farmer Income Support Project, in
Zambezia and Nampula Provinces. More details on the services are
provided in the Terms of Reference. The Service Provider will
provide services to increase farmer income by introducing modern
productivity practices to poor households in the target provinces
for production of key agriculture crops in demand by domestic and
export markets. Specifically, the Service Provider will carry-out
actions to deter the spread of Coconut Lethal Yellowing Disease
("CLYD") which is devastating productivity and income generation of
the coconut industry. Also, the Service Provider will work with
these target households to diversify and develop value chains of
short term crops such as pulses, tubers, and vegetables to reduce
risks associated with mono-cropping to better stabilize sources of
nutrition and incomes for poor households in the project area. The
Service Provider will develop capacity of responsible public and
private institutions to develop and apply plant protection protocols
to ensure the viability and sustainability of the key agriculture

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value chains for future generations; including monitoring and
managing social risks associated with the intervention strategy.
All aspects of this project will be conducted following a process of
community/small farmer participation in design, awareness, and
monitoring of service delivery.

9. A consultant will be selected under the "QCBS" method, the
evaluation procedure for which is described in sections of the RFP
in accordance with "MCC Program Procurement Guidelines" which are
provided on the MCC website: www@mcc.gov. The SPN and complete RFP
will be placed on the http://mcc.dgmarket.com;
http://www.devbusiness.com and http://www.mpd.gov.mz.
Alternatively, please contact focal points indicated on Item 6B to
receive an electronic copy of the complete RFP. Consultant
submissions should make reference to REF No.: QCBS-MCA-MOZ-4A-08-22:
SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE FARMER INCOME SUPPORT PROJECT, which must
be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. (local time) on October 17,
2008 on the above mentioned address.

10. For more information on this or other trade and investment
matters in Mozambique, please contact us at:

Political/Economic Officer Robert Doughten, or
Economic/Commercial Assistant Elizabeth Filipe

Political/Economic Section
U.S. Embassy - Maputo 2330
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-2330

Tel.: 258-21-49-27-97 or
Fax: 258-21-49-38-57
E-mail: filipeec@state.gov
Or Embassy website: http://maputo.usembassy.gov/

CHAPMAN

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