Sl. No. Name Designation Address Picture
01 Md. Serajul Huq Chairman Danuka, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur, Mobile:01719956921  
02 Md. Ab Sobhan Vice Chairman Chanddrapur, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur, Mobile: 01718261011  
03 Md. Abul Kalam Azad Treasure Dhanuka, Shariatpur Sadar Shariatpur, Mobile: 01712256697  
04 Md. Abul Hossain Sarder Executive Member Patonigoan, Sharaiatpur Sadar Shariatpur, Mobile: 01711046421  
05 Anik Ghatak Chowdhury Executive Member Vill: South Baluchara, Post: Shariatpur-8000, Shariatpur sadar, Shariatpur, Mobile:01714223238  
06 Mahamuda Begum Executive Member Vill:Dhanuka ,    Post: Dhanuka-8000, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur. Mobile:01929860384  
07 Safali Begum Executive Member Vill: South Baluchara, Post: Shariatpur-8000, Shariatpur sadar, Shariatpur, Mobile:01917387009  
08 Asimom Begum Executive Member Vill: Charpalong, Post: Palong-8000, Shariatpur sadar, Shariatpur, Mobile:01994532412  
09 Md. Mozibur Rahman Member Secretary

South Goaldi, Tulashar, Shariatpur Sada, Sariatpur, Mobile: 01714011901,  email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terms of Reference for Hiring a Consulting Individuals/ farm

For

Develop and maintenance web based safe cattle selling and Project activities Management System

  1. Background

Sustainable Enterprise Project (SEP) project is jointly financed by Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and the World Bank. The objective of SEP is to increase the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices by targeted microenterprises. The project prioritizes a selected number of polluting microenterprise business clusters and supports the expansion of innovative economic activities conducive to a more sustainable environment. Environment friendly beef fattening and online marketing is the innovative economic activities under the beef fattening sub-sector. SDS-SEP is implementing these activities. For online marketing this project does not have any website. Primary users of the site will be PKSF, SDS, different donors, PMU, civil society, MEs, customers and the general public.

  1. Project Objectives

The project development objective is to improve environment friendly beef fattening productivity, online market accesses and resilience of agro-entrepreneurs /(MEs) operating in selected livestock systems and value chains in target areas.

  1. Objectives of Assignment:

The objective of the assignment is to develop web based organic cattle selling, management system of project activities and maintenance of the website.

  1. Deliverables:
  • A functional and enhanced website capable enough to provide better user experience.
  • A user manual with the arrangement of a webinar for the support staff and system administrators to perform content uploading, system maintenance and administration.
  • Administrative support, technical support and quality control for a period of 06 month.
  • Full source code including all developed libraries.

Deliverable clause:

Once the company is selected, the contract may be amended with time and materials to capture new specific developments/functions on the site upon request of the SDS/PKSF.

  1. Work Setting

 The work setting for the assignment will include different aspects:

Timing and duration of the assignment:

 The duration of the contract will be 01 month and the expected starting date is 30th June 2020. The development of the website should be ready in 15 days’ time starting from the date of signing the contract. The user manual, webinar and the maintenance of the new webpages should be done from the 20 days of the contract.

 Briefing/debriefing arrangements:

  • An inauguration meeting/conference will be scheduled for the SDS-SEP team to brief the firm on the background information for developing each of the requested deliverables.
  • The company will work in close consultation and under the supervision of the Project Specialist of SDS/PKSF. They will follow up on the design process answering questions related to the environment friendly beef fattening documents.
  • The Project Specialist in close consultation with the SDS and PKSF higher Management team will assess the services and outputs of the firm.
  1. Responsibilities on the Assignment

The selected Consulting Firm will be responsible to complete the following tasks:

  • Ensuring development of authentic, customized, user friendly and easy to install software platform to develop and maintain the web based organic cattle selling and the Project activities Management System.
  • Establishing a mail domain for SDS-SEP and ensuring Project staffs’ individual e-mail account.
  • Providing justification about the software platform used to develop and maintain web based organic cattle selling and the Project activities Management System.
  • Developing project related reporting templates both for maintenance of the web based organic cattle selling and the Project activities Management System which requires prior approval from management before integration with the software or software itself.
  • Ensuring daily backup system on project document archive and ensuring easy recover system if any problem arise.
  • Ensuring quick support to the project to improve and update software or problem solving when required during the Maintenance Service period.
  • Developing user manual for software management.
  • Preparing presentation, training curriculum and materials on the organic cattle selling and software management user manual for the project staff'.
  1. Work Plan

Deliverables:

  • Developing a graphic concept and the visual language of the new templates.
  • Ensuring a consistent visual language on the new site by introducing fixed styles in templates ensuring consistency in fonts, formatting, icons, images, layout techniques. The new look and feel should be adapted to homepage, sections, subsections and the following components of the site should be included: article template, resource webpage template, event webpage template, Beef cattle pictures gallery webpage templet.
  • The web page should contain a link between sell buttons to the concern ME’s if a user wish to buy a product after viewing picture galleries.
  • Standard page elements including header, footer, tabs, persistent navigation, contact us, email and page print options should be included in the new templates.
  • The new templates should guarantee that most recent content on the site is captured automatically in the homepage in an organized way following specific categories, tags or other custom taxonomies.
  • All section and subsection webpages should incorporate functionalities to guarantee that the latest information on that section and sub-section is displayed
  • The current sections and sub-sections of the site should be adapted using the new templates. These sections include around 200 blog posts and pages

The following features will be guaranteed through the templates:

  • Home page (Short briefing of SDS and SEP project with contact person.)
  • About: Project objectives and goal and activities
  • Social sharing features – including twitter
  • Multiple page styles and custom post types;
  • Search function by news
  • Type of resource
  • Events/ Activities
  • Picture of Beef cattle: gallery with information ( Color, breed, teeth count, horn, hump, live weight, price as per live weight, payment system , category options- buyers information, sellers information and service information)
  • Search resources by free text
  • Interactive map
  • Signup for latest news
  • Password protected pages

Knowledge transfer:

  • Developing a user manual and delivering a webinar for the support staff and system administrators to perform content upload, system maintenance and administration.

 Support and maintenance:

  • Administrative and technical support, quality control for a period of 6 months;

Source code handover:

  • Full source code including all developed libraries shall be handed over to SDS-SEP

Tasks:

  • The successful company will participate in a debriefing session with the KIT and other programme areas to understand the overall project and expectations.
  • Based on the debriefing session and this TOR, the company will develop a design concept for the site. The vendor will share a maximum of three proposals with the SDS-SEP team.
  • The company will adjust concept based on feedback and comments from the SDS-SEP team.
  • The vendor will develop the visual concept and language for the site adapting it to the different components outlined in the section “deliverables” and adjusting it based on feedback and comments from the SDS-SEP team.
  • The vendor will create responsive CSS and graphic design elements and integrate or adapt existing CSS and graphic design and make it responsive.
  • Development of web sections and content upload.
  • Integration and final approval by SDS.

NB: It is essential but not limited

  1. REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE and RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The lead developer/ consultant is responsible for the overall development process and assures that all code contributed is in line with coding standards.
  • The lead developer has extensive experience (at least four years) in programming and CMS development, including versioning of which at least two years are specific to Word Press CMS.
  • The lead developer is an expert in the use and configuration of the below applications: Word Press CMS, MySQL Database, Apache web server, Experience with other related applications is an advantage.
  • Lead developer will work with junior developer, graphic designer and graphical Interior Junior migration expert.
  1. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDE IN THE PROPOSAL

If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this contract, please submit:

  • A proposal describing the previous work done in this area;
  • A portfolio of previous work of webs with similar functionalities developed in Word Press
  • CVs of the lead developer, junior developer, graphical integrator, graphic designer and junior migration expert in charge of this project to be included in the proposal;
  1. A Financial proposal to address the work:

An estimated cost which will be proposed for the consultancy should indicate the breakdown. This fee should be inclusive of ALL considerations.

  1. EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Submissions will be evaluated in consideration as per procurement evaluation policy.

  1. Duration of the website preparation:

The duration of the website preparation is 01month.

  1. Selection Method

A consultant/Firm will be selected following the Selection of Individual Consultants/Firm method as set forth in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

  1. Mode of Payment
  • The Consultant/Firm will provide a financial proposal for this service and will receive 30% of the amount as mentioned in the contract after signing the financial agreement for this assignment. Remaining 30% will be paid after acceptance of the website.
  • Remaining 40% will be paid after completing the development of the website.
  • VAT and Taxes will be deducted at source upon government rules.
  1. Timeframe
  • The service shall be conducted expectedly within 01 month from start of the study, and is scheduled to preferably start in the (30/06/2020).
  • The consultant/Firm will show the final visual web latest by (30/07/2020).
  • The timeframe will be finalized as agreed by the consultant and SDS.
  • A time plan following the below-given format for the assignment has to be submitted by the consultant/firm which needs to be agreed by SDS-SEP guideline.
  1. Disclaimer:

The SDS management reserves the right to amend the terms of reference at any time as required upon mutual discussion with the lead consultant/Firm. SDS reserves the right to terminate the contract at its sole discretion in case of non-compliance of the decided terms and conditions.

  1. Proposal Submission

Interested candidates are requested to be updated Curriculum Vitae and financial proposal by 30/06/ 2020 in the following address. The financial proposal should be based on the attached ToR.

Address:

Amala Das

Deputy Director, HR Department

SDS, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Mobile: 01759056567


 

EoI on Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE), Sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’. 

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sector.

 Application

Interested organizations/firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center.

For detail please read the ToR on further clarification.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur, the subject line: Ecological farming_ Design of CP&G_SDS by 31/08/2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Focal & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

  • Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

 

 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE) sub-Project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “Improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers’’.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Purpose of the task

The main purpose of the design is to accommodate entrepreneurs produce. In practice the project affiliate farmers will produce absolutely chemical free vegetables onto field; an affordable and sustainable collection, grading and processing (CP&G) center will add value to their produce and provide confidence of safe packing toward the consumer.

2.1. Specific tasks are to:

  • Design and list materials for a complete Collection, Processing and Grading of different vegetables into a single center
  • The design must in accordance with national/international safe food production and packing compliance
  • All sort of technical and applicable functions in the ‘‘Center’’ must be clearly mentioned with reasons
  • Detailed drawing and civil construction instruction must be supplied
  • An eco-friendly ‘‘Center’’ with all possible requirements of an standard CP&G center; must be reflect on the design/sketch
  1. Output /Deliverables

The followings are expected from the hiring parties;

  • An eco-friendly complete design with maximum facilities
  • Provide 02 design; one with modern facilities (cost extensive) and another will be in rural context ( for minimum cost)
  • A detailed section wise guideline so that a diploma civil engineer/diploma agriculturist can understand and supervise the construction of the Center
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience of the Service Provider

The service provider will be required to have the following:

  • More than 10 years experience working in similar field along with technical knowledge in post harvest management and pragmatic design of such construction etc.
  • Have the ability to generate section wise user guideline for execution of the design
  • Ability to simplify complex design into simpler form

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

The consultancy is scheduled to take place between 10-15 days after signing agreement.

  1. Intellectual Property

All information pertaining to this project belonging  to  the  client,  which  the  service  provider  may  come  into  contact  with  in  the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of the SDS  who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information  shall  not  be  disclosed  to  the  public  nor  used  in  whatever  form  without  written permission of the SDS/PKSF.

 

  1. Contractual arrangements and supervision

The service will be hired under SDS terms of contract and supervised by the SDS solely for the purpose of delivering the above outputs, within the agreed time frame. SDS/PKSF as the client shall provide necessary support to the service provider in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to  relevant  project  documents  necessary  for  execution  of  the  duties  under  this consultancy;
  2. Equipment for the Assignment
  3. Remuneration

The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

  • Payment shall be made in 02 installments of;
  • 50% down payment upon contract sign agreement
  • 50% final payment upon submission of the final outputs,
  1. Applicants are required to submit the following:
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project  highlighting  qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • Financial proposal  indicating  consultancy  fee  and  a  breakdown  of  expenses  (unit  price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; and

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - Captures, database, etc. produced by this assignment (hard copies, soft copies etc.) will be considered as properties of SDS/PKSF. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.


 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Producing Video documentary on Ecological Farming System

 

  • Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE),sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.*

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Overall objective of the Assignment

The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a  programme   documentary film  on  the  SDS/PKSF programme  highlighting  best approaches,  best  practices,  achievements  and real impacts in the programme focal areas.

2.1. Specific tasks for the Service Provider

Under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  SDS project team,  the  service  provider  will  be required to do the following:

  • Develop the documentary film’s overall concept and scenario.
  • Interview selected  participants  for  the  film  who  will  include  project  grantees  and beneficiaries,  SDS high officials, ,  Programme  team  and PKSF concern.
  • Visit several  selected  project  sites  and  interact  with  the  local  communities/beneficiaries  who have  been impacted by SDS/PKSF-supported projects  to get context. 
  • Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be used in the film.
  • Perform appropriate video filming and shoot interviews with the projects’ beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Present a draft documentary to SDS team for comments on contents.
  • Produce one final documentary film in DVD of 10 – 15 min long and if needed

 

  1. Output /Deliverables

Submit a storyboard and script for the documentary to SDS for approval before filming;

  • Present draft documentary and  document for booklet  to  SDS project team members at the end of the field mission and incorporation of comments;
  • Produce an  edited  Video  Recording  of  the  scenarios  captured,  and  the  footage  of  the recorded stories.
  • Present a  complete  10-15  minute  documentary  film  version,  and  hand  over  2  master copies of each version to SDS.
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience of the Service Provider

The service provider will be required to have the following:

  • More than 5years experience working in similar field
  • Extensive experience  in  producing  development  work related  documents  for  publication and  documentaries for international organizations with the aim of reaching both local and international audiences
  • Experience in working with PKSF and other international organizations
  • Local knowledge of the provinces and languages.
  • Excellent technical  capacities  (state  of  the  art  filming  equipment  preferably  High Definition) to ensure smooth and high quality production.
  • Experience in development communication.
  1. Duration of the Assignment

The assignment is coiled with different time line hence it require multiple shooting for different aspect of project documentation, so it’s expected to start with onset of new seasons at July 2020 and Finished with March 2021.

 

 Intellectual Property

All information pertaining to this project (documentary, audio, digital, cyber, project documents, etc)  belonging  to  the  client,  which  the  service  provider  may  come  into  contact  with  in  the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of the SDS  who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information  shall  not  be  disclosed  to  the  public  nor  used  in  whatever  form  without  written permission of the SDS/PKSF.

  1. Contractual arrangements and supervision

The service will be hired under SDS terms of contract and supervised by the SDS solely for the purpose of delivering the above outputs, within the agreed time frame. SDS/PKSF as the client shall provide necessary support to the service provider in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to  relevant  project  documents  necessary  for  execution  of  the  duties  under  this consultancy;
  2. Contact details of relevant people to be interviewed
  3. Equipment for the Assignment

No equipment will be purchased or provided by the SDS. Any equipment needed to complete this assignment will be provided by the service provider.

  1. Remuneration

The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

  • Payment shall be made in three installments of;
  • 30% down payment upon agreement.
  • 40% upon  submission  of  an  acceptable  draft  film  documentary 
  • 30% final payment upon submission  of the final outputs,  incorporating  suggestions  and recommendations from the SDS/PKSF.

 

  1. Application Procedure

Applicants  are  required  to  submit  the  following  documents  to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  on  or before  the  22th of  June 2020  at  16h00  with  the  subject  line:  Ecological Video Documentary_SDS_2020

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A Technical Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider your service suitable for the assignment  and  a  brief  methodology  on  the  approach  and  implementation  of  the assignment;
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project  highlighting  qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • Work references -  contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees  (firms for whom you’ve produced similar assignments);
  • Financial proposal  indicating  consultancy  fee  and  a  breakdown  of  expenses  (unit  price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; and
  • Sample work previously done for other clients.

 

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - Captures, database, etc. produced by this assignment (Master copies, soft copies etc.) will be considered as properties of SDS/PKSF. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.

 


 

 
 
 Date: 30.06.2019

Memo No: Shari/SDS/620 /2019

 Request for Quotation for External Audit on Annual Accounts of SDS

 SDS a Non Government Organization (NGO)s and have been working in central south region in Bangladesh since 1991. SDS has been registered in Social Welfare Department, Joint Stock Company Act, NGO Affairs Bureau and Micro Credit Regulatory Authority (MRA) of the Government of Bangladesh.

 According to the Executive Board decision to collect quotations from different audit farms to audit our annual accounts (July 2018 – June 2019) of the organization. In this regard, we are pleased to request you to send a quotation to audit our accounts within 15th July 2019. We attached the ToR to the audit:

 If you are available for auditing in our organization accounts, Please send a quotation to the following address mail or e-mail by 15th July 2019:

 Address: Executive Director, SDS, Sadar Road, Shariatpur-8000. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Mozibur Rahman

Executive Director

 

Terms and Conditions:

 A. Audit Procedure:

 The audit shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and relevant national regulations. In addition to the audit as such, the Auditor is requested to provide his professional opinion on the financial management, the bookkeeping system and the procedures for internal controls and his opinion on the financial statements of the organization.

 The audit team should be leaded by a chartered accountant. Team leader have to provide intensive field visit.

 B. Scope of Audit:

  1.  To review all relevant documents referring to contracts and contracts of the Organization and all documents concerning rights and obligations.
  2.  To assess whether the financial reports, as prepared by the Organization, are in accordance with the above-indicated referential documents and to examine completeness, accuracy and legitimacy of income and expenditure as stated in these financial reports.
  3.  To verify the segregation of duties and responsibilities (accounts of expenditures, Cash controls, Inventory).            
  4. To examine and to verify the existing administrative procedures, including the measures and procedures for internal controls and their application with respect to financial transactions and to the use of funds.
  5.  To examine all banks accounts related the program.
  6.  Reconciliation of bank balances with the balances as recorded in the accounts.
  7.  To examine a representative sample of payment transactions of and within the program, including accuracy and completeness of records and evidence of exchange transaction form foreign into national currency of funds received for the program.
  8.  To examine the fixed assets register and to verify that the fixed assets are in possession of the Organization, if applicable.
  9. To verify the existence and ownership of assets of the Organization.
  10.  Based on a risk analysis, to form an opinion as to whether the Organization is capable of monitoring the program and activities, form the points of view of financial management and general program management.
  11.  Audit firm will fulfill in the report as all financial and audit terms & condition of Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA), Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) & NGOAB if applicable..
  12.  SDS has different projects and programs. List of Projects and Programs are given below.

 

Project List 2018-19

Micro Finance:

Sl. No.

Program

Financed By

Number of Branch

Remarks

1

Micro Finance Program

PKSF

61

As PKSF & MRA guideline.

2

Low cost housing project

IHS

1

 Development Project & others:

Sl. No.

Name of the Projects

Donors Name

Remarks

3

Mother Account

 

 

4

General Fund

Own fund

 

5

SDS Provident Fund

Own fund

 

6

SDS Welfare Fund

Own fund

 

7

SDS Gratuity Fund

Own fund

 

8

Election program

The Asia Foundation/EWG

Close report

9

SDS Training Center (TC)

Own fund

Short report

10

SDS Academy

Own fund

 

11

DRR & CCA Project

Christian Aid

Close report

12

Harvest Plus BD

IFPRI/CIAT

 

13

SDS Technical training Institution (STTI)

Own fund

 

14

PSAT Project

Christian Aid

 

15

SDS School Feeding Programmer (Goshairhat)

WFP/Govt

 

16

SDS School Feeding Programmer (Kalukhali)

WFP/Govt

 

17

InSAF Project

MJF

 

C. Financial Report:

  1.  The firm has to submit under noted report for the financial year 2018 – 2019.
  2.  A consolidated report for total organization for the year 2018 – 2019 with detailed fixed assets schedule,
  3. Consolidated report for Micro Finance for the year 2018 – 2019.
  4. Consolidated report for Development Projects  for the year 2018 – 2019
  5. Separate report for Development Projects  for the year 2018– 2019
  6. Management report for overall operation. 

 D. Time Frame:

  1.  Audit Conduct: Audit should be conducted within 21st July-8August 2019.
  2. Draft Report: Submission of Draft report 25th August 2019.
  3. Final Report: Submission of Final Report 31st August, 2019.

 

(Mozibur Rahman)

Executive Director.

 

The End.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

এসডিএস ও পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউন্ডেশেনের যৌথ অর্থায়নে পরিচালিত  স্থায়িত্বশীল ক্ষুদ্রঋন কার্যক্রমের প্রসারতা বৃদ্ধির জন্যে প্রতিভাবান মেধা সম্পন্ন আগ্রহী ও উদ্যমী প্রার্থীদের ক্যারিয়ার গড়ার সুযোগ তথা দক্ষ ব্যবস্থাপক হিসেবে গড়ে তোলার লক্ষে বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের নিকট থেকে "প্রবেশনারী সহকারী ব্যবস্থাপক" পদে আবেদন আহবান করা যাচ্ছে। প্রার্থীদেরকে গ্রামীণ পরিবেশে  ও মটর সাইকেল চালিয়ে কাজ করার মানসিকতা থাকতে হবে।

 প্রবেশনারীকালঃ

  • প্রথম ৬মাস মাঠকর্মী হিসেবে দায়িত্ব পালন করতে হবে।

  • পরবর্তী ৩মাস হিসাব ও সফওয়ার সংক্রান্ত দায়িত্ব পালন করতে হবে।

  • অবশিষ্ট ৩মাস ব্যবস্থাপকীয় কার্যক্রমের দায়িত্ব পালন করতে হবে। সফল ভাবে ১বছর প্রবেশনারীকাল সম্পূর্ন্ সাপেক্ষে চুড়ান্ত নিয়োগ প্রদান করা হবে।

 Job Responsibilities:   N/A

 Employment Status:   Full-time

 Educational Requirements

  • বিএ/স্নাতক / স্নাতকোত্তর।

Experience Requirements

  • N/A

Additional Requirements

  • ড্রাইভিং লাইসেন্স সহ মটর সাইকেল চালনো দক্ষদের অগ্রাধিকার দেয়া হবে।

  • কম্পিউটার (M.S Word, Excel, Internet & MIS) দক্ষ প্রার্থীদের অগ্রাধিকার দেয়া হবে।

Job Location

শরীয়তপুর, মাদারীপুর, গোপালগঞ্জ, ফরিদপুর, রাজবাড়ী, মুন্সিগঞ্জ, চাঁদপুর ও ঢাকা ।

 Salary

  • বেতন ভাতা 20,000 টাকা (সর্বসাকুল্যে)

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • এছাড়াও সংস্থার নিয়ম অনুযায়ী উৎসব  বোনাস ও বৈশাখী ভাতা প্রাপ্য হইবেন।

  • চাকুরী নিয়মিত হলে নিয়মিত বেতন কাঠামো, বার্ষিক ইনক্রিমেন্ট, প্রভিডেন্ট ফান্ড, গ্রাচুইটি ২টি উৎসব বোনাস,ও বৈশাখী ভাতা , কর্মী কল্যাণ তহবিল ও অন্যান্য সুযোগ সুবিধা প্রদান করা হবে।

Job Source

বিডিজবস ডট কম অনলাইন জবপোস্টি

Apply Instruction
আগ্রহী প্রার্থীদের আবেদন পত্রে নাম, পিতা/স্বামীর নাম, মাতার নাম, স্থায়ী ঠিকানা, ফোন/মোবাইল ফোন নম্বর, জন্ম তারিখ, বয়স,শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতা ও অভিজ্ঞতা উল্লেখ করতে হবে। প্রার্থীকে আবেদন পত্রের খামের উপর অবশ্যই পদের নামের পাশাপাশি প্রকল্পের নাম উল্লেখ করতে হবে। দরখাস্তের সাথে ০৩ কপি সদ্য তোলা পাসপোর্ট সাইজ সত্যায়িত ছবি, শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতার মূল সনদ, নাগরিকত্ব সনদ পত্র, জাতীয় পরিচয় পত্র ও অভিজ্ঞতার সনদ পত্র সমূহের সত্যায়িত অনুলিপি সংযুক্ত করতে হবে।
আগামী ৩০ আগষ্ঠ  ২০১৮ তারিখের মধ্যে আবেদনপত্র ডাকযোগে,-ই-মেইলে (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) অথবা সরাসরি সংস্থার প্রধান কার্যালয়ে জমা দিতে হবে। বাছাইকৃত প্রার্থীদেরকে লিখিত ও মৌখিক পরীক্ষায় অংশ গ্রহনের জন্য ফোনে অথবা ই-মেইলে জানিয়ে দেয়া হবে।
নিয়োগের ব্যাপারে কর্তৃপক্ষের সিদ্ধান্তই চুড়ান্ত বলে বিবেচিত হবে।
নিয়োগ পরীক্ষায় অংশগ্রহনের জন্য কোন টিএ/ডিএ প্রদান করা হবে না।
Application Deadline : August 30, 2018

 Vacancy- 01

 শরীয়তপুর ডেভেলপমেন্ট সোসাইটি (এসডিএস) সংস্থায়, পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউন্ডেশন (পিকেএসএফ) ও সংস্থার নিজস্ব অর্থায়নে পরিচালিত "কৃষি ইউনিট এবং মৎস্য ও প্রাণিসম্পদ ইউনিট" এ উল্লেখিত পদ সমূহে যোগ্য, উদ্যোগী ও আগ্রহী বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের নিকট থেকে দরখাস্ত আহবান করা যাচ্ছে। প্রার্থীদেরকে গ্রামীণ পরিবেশে কাজ করার মানসিকতা থাকতে হবে।

 Job Responsibilities:   N/A

 Employment Status:   Full-time

 Educational Requirements

  • প্রাণিসম্পদ বিষয়ে ডিপ্লোমা/ কৃষি ডিপ্লোমা পাশ (প্রাণি সম্পদের উপর যুব উন্নয়ন অধিদপ্তর থেকে প্রশিক্ষণ প্রাপ্ত)।

 Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 year(s)

 Additional Requirements

 Age at most 35 years

  • অভিজ্ঞতাঃ উন্নয়ন মূলক কর্মকান্ডে নূন্যতম ২ বছরের অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে। কম্পিউটারে (MS Word, MS Excel) কাজ করার অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে।

 

Job Location

শরীয়তপুরের যে কোনো উপজেলায়

 Salary

  • মাসিক বেতন ১৫,৫০০/- টাকা। যাতায়াত ভাতা ৭০০/- টাকা, মোবাইল বিল ৩০০/- টাকা, সর্বমোট ১৬,৫০০/- টাকা।

 Compensation & Other Benefits

  • এছাড়াও প্রকল্প/সংস্থার নিয়ম অনুযায়ী দুপুরের খাওয়া, উৎসব বোনাস ও বৈশাখী ভাতা পাবেন।

 Job Source

বিডিজবস ডট কম অনলাইন জবপোস্টিং

Apply Instruction
আগ্রহী প্রার্থীদের আবেদন পত্রে নাম, পিতা/স্বামীর নাম, মাতার নাম, স্থায়ী ঠিকানা, ফোন/মোবাইল ফোন নম্বর, জন্ম তারিখ, বয়স,শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতা ও অভিজ্ঞতা উল্লেখ করতে হবে। প্রার্থীকে আবেদন পত্রের খামের উপর অবশ্যই পদের নামের পাশাপাশি প্রকল্পের নাম উল্লেখ করতে হবে।
দরখাস্তের সাথে ০৩ কপি সদ্য তোলা পাসপোর্ট সাইজ সত্যায়িত ছবি, শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতার মূল সনদ, নাগরিকত্ব সনদ পত্র, জাতীয় পরিচয় পত্র ও অভিজ্ঞতার সনদ পত্র সমূহের সত্যায়িত অনুলিপি সংযুক্ত করতে হবে।
আগামী ৩০ আগষ্ঠ  ২০১৮ তারিখের মধ্যে আবেদনপত্র ডাকযোগে,-ই-মেইলে (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) অথবা সরাসরি সংস্থার প্রধান কার্যালয়ে জমা দিতে হবে। বাছাইকৃত প্রার্থীদেরকে লিখিত ও মৌখিক পরীক্ষায় অংশ গ্রহনের জন্য ফোনে অথবা ই-মেইলে জানিয়ে দেয়া হবে।
নিয়োগের ব্যাপারে কর্তৃপক্ষের সিদ্ধান্তই চুড়ান্ত বলে বিবেচিত হবে।
নিয়োগ পরীক্ষায় অংশগ্রহনের জন্য কোন টিএ/ডিএ প্রদান করা হবে না।
Application Deadline : August 30, 2018

 প্রোগ্রাম এ্যাসিসটেন্ট টেকনিক্যাল (পিএ-টেক) কৃষি

 Vacancy- 01

 শরীয়তপুর ডেভেলপমেন্ট সোসাইটি (এসডিএস) সংস্থায়, পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউন্ডেশন (পিকেএসএফ) ও সংস্থার নিজস্ব অর্থায়নে পরিচালিত "কৃষি ইউনিট এবং মৎস্য ও প্রাণিসম্পদ ইউনিট" এ উল্লেখিত পদ সমূহে যোগ্য, উদ্যোগী ও আগ্রহী বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের নিকট থেকে দরখাস্ত আহবান করা যাচ্ছে। প্রার্থীদেরকে গ্রামীণ পরিবেশে কাজ করার মানসিকতা থাকতে হবে।

 Job Responsibilities :  N/A

 Employment Status:   Full-time

 Educational Requirements

  • ৪ বৎসর মেয়াদি কৃষি ডিপ্লোমা পাশ।

 Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 year(s)

 Additional Requirements

 Age at most 35 year

 অভিজ্ঞতাঃ উন্নয়ন মূলক কর্মকান্ডে নূন্যতম ২ বছরের অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে। কম্পিউটারে (MS Word, MS Excel) কাজ করার অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে।

 Job Location

শরীয়তপুরের যে কোনো উপজেলায়

 Salary

  • মাসিক বেতন ১৫,৫০০/- টাকা। যাতায়াত ভাতা ৭০০/- টাকা, মোবাইল বিল ৩০০/- টাকা, সর্বমোট ১৬,৫০০/- টাকা।

 Compensation & Other Benefits

  • এছাড়াও প্রকল্প/সংস্থার নিয়ম অনুযায়ী দুপুরের খাওয়া, উৎসব বোনাস ও বৈশাখী ভাতা পাবেন।

 Job Source

বিডিজবস ডট কম অনলাইন জবপোস্টিং

Apply Instruction
আগ্রহী প্রার্থীদের আবেদন পত্রে নাম, পিতা/স্বামীর নাম, মাতার নাম, স্থায়ী ঠিকানা, ফোন/মোবাইল ফোন নম্বর, জন্ম তারিখ, বয়স,শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতা ও অভিজ্ঞতা উল্লেখ করতে হবে। প্রার্থীকে আবেদন পত্রের খামের উপর অবশ্যই পদের নামের পাশাপাশি প্রকল্পের নাম উল্লেখ করতে হবে।
দরখাস্তের সাথে ০৩ কপি সদ্য তোলা পাসপোর্ট সাইজ সত্যায়িত ছবি, শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতার মূল সনদ, নাগরিকত্ব সনদ পত্র, জাতীয় পরিচয় পত্র ও অভিজ্ঞতার সনদ পত্র সমূহের সত্যায়িত অনুলিপি সংযুক্ত করতে হবে।
আগামী ৩০ আগষ্ঠ  ২০১৮ তারিখের মধ্যে আবেদনপত্র ডাকযোগে,-ই-মেইলে (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) অথবা সরাসরি সংস্থার প্রধান কার্যালয়ে জমা দিতে হবে। বাছাইকৃত প্রার্থীদেরকে লিখিত ও মৌখিক পরীক্ষায় অংশ গ্রহনের জন্য ফোনে অথবা ই-মেইলে জানিয়ে দেয়া হবে।
নিয়োগের ব্যাপারে কর্তৃপক্ষের সিদ্ধান্তই চুড়ান্ত বলে বিবেচিত হবে।
নিয়োগ পরীক্ষায় অংশগ্রহনের জন্য কোন টিএ/ডিএ প্রদান করা হবে না।
Application Deadline : August 30, 2018

 প্রোগ্রাম এ্যাসিসটেন্ট টেকনিক্যাল (পিএ-টেক) মৎস ইউনিট

Vacancy- 01

 শরীয়তপুর ডেভেলপমেন্ট সোসাইটি (এসডিএস)সংস্থায়, পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউন্ডেশন (পিকেএসএফ) ও সংস্থার নিজস্ব অর্থায়নে পরিচালিত "কৃষি ইউনিট এবং মৎস্য ও প্রাণিসম্পদ ইউনিট" এ উল্লেখিত পদ সমূহে যোগ্য, উদ্যোগী ও আগ্রহী বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের নিকট থেকে দরখাস্ত আহবান করা যাচ্ছে। প্রার্থীদেরকে গ্রামীণ পরিবেশে কাজ করার মানসিকতা থাকতে হবে।

Job Responsibilities:   N/A

Employment Status:   Full-time

Educational Requirements

  • ৪ বৎসর মেয়াদি মৎস ডিপ্লোমা পাশ (মৎস ডিপ্লোমা না থাকলে ২ বৎসরের অভিজ্ঞতা সহ কৃষি ডিপ্লোমা পাশ হতে হবে)।

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Age at most 35 years

  • অভিজ্ঞতাঃ উন্নয়ন মূলক কর্মকান্ডে নূন্যতম ২ বছরের অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে। কম্পিউটারে (MS Word, MS Excel) কাজ করার অভিজ্ঞতা থাকতে হবে।

Job Location

শরীয়তপুরের যে কোনো উপজেলায়

Salary

  • মাসিক বেতন ১৫,৫০০/- টাকা। যাতায়াত ভাতা ৭০০/- টাকা, মোবাইল বিল ৩০০/- টাকা, সর্বমোট ১৬,৫০০/- টাকা।

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • এছাড়াও প্রকল্প/সংস্থার নিয়ম অনুযায়ী দুপুরের খাওয়া, উৎসব বোনাস ও বৈশাখী ভাতা পাবেন।

Job Source

বিডিজবস ডট কম অনলাইন জবপোস্টিং

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Application Deadline : August 30, 2018

 

EoI on Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE), Sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’. 

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sector.

 Application

Interested organizations/firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center.

For detail please read the ToR on further clarification.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur, the subject line: Ecological farming_ Design of CP&G_SDS by 31/08/2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Focal & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

  • Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE) sub-Project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “Improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers’’.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Purpose of the task

The main purpose of the design is to accommodate entrepreneurs produce. In practice the project affiliate farmers will produce absolutely chemical free vegetables onto field; an affordable and sustainable collection, grading and processing (CP&G) center will add value to their produce and provide confidence of safe packing toward the consumer.

2.1. Specific tasks are to:

  • Design and list materials for a complete Collection, Processing and Grading of different vegetables into a single center
  • The design must in accordance with national/international safe food production and packing compliance
  • All sort of technical and applicable functions in the ‘‘Center’’ must be clearly mentioned with reasons
  • Detailed drawing and civil construction instruction must be supplied
  • An eco-friendly ‘‘Center’’ with all possible requirements of an standard CP&G center; must be reflect on the design/sketch
  1. Output /Deliverables

The followings are expected from the hiring parties;

  • An eco-friendly complete design with maximum facilities
  • Provide 02 design; one with modern facilities (cost extensive) and another will be in rural context ( for minimum cost)
  • A detailed section wise guideline so that a diploma civil engineer/diploma agriculturist can understand and supervise the construction of the Center
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience of the Service Provider

The service provider will be required to have the following:

  • More than 10 years experience working in similar field along with technical knowledge in post harvest management and pragmatic design of such construction etc.
  • Have the ability to generate section wise user guideline for execution of the design
  • Ability to simplify complex design into simpler form

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

The consultancy is scheduled to take place between 10-15 days after signing agreement.

  1. Intellectual Property

All information pertaining to this project belonging  to  the  client,  which  the  service  provider  may  come  into  contact  with  in  the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of the SDS  who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information  shall  not  be  disclosed  to  the  public  nor  used  in  whatever  form  without  written permission of the SDS/PKSF.

 

  1. Contractual arrangements and supervision

The service will be hired under SDS terms of contract and supervised by the SDS solely for the purpose of delivering the above outputs, within the agreed time frame. SDS/PKSF as the client shall provide necessary support to the service provider in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to  relevant  project  documents  necessary  for  execution  of  the  duties  under  this consultancy;
  2. Equipment for the Assignment
  3. Remuneration

The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

  • Payment shall be made in 02 installments of;
  • 50% down payment upon contract sign agreement
  • 50% final payment upon submission of the final outputs,
  1. Applicants are required to submit the following:
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project  highlighting  qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • Financial proposal  indicating  consultancy  fee  and  a  breakdown  of  expenses  (unit  price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; and

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - Captures, database, etc. produced by this assignment (hard copies, soft copies etc.) will be considered as properties of SDS/PKSF. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Producing Video documentary on Ecological Farming System

 

  • Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE),sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.*

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Overall objective of the Assignment

The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a  programme   documentary film  on  the  SDS/PKSF programme  highlighting  best approaches,  best  practices,  achievements  and real impacts in the programme focal areas.

2.1. Specific tasks for the Service Provider

Under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  SDS project team,  the  service  provider  will  be required to do the following:

  • Develop the documentary film’s overall concept and scenario.
  • Interview selected  participants  for  the  film  who  will  include  project  grantees  and beneficiaries,  SDS high officials, ,  Programme  team  and PKSF concern.
  • Visit several  selected  project  sites  and  interact  with  the  local  communities/beneficiaries  who have  been impacted by SDS/PKSF-supported projects  to get context. 
  • Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be used in the film.
  • Perform appropriate video filming and shoot interviews with the projects’ beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Present a draft documentary to SDS team for comments on contents.
  • Produce one final documentary film in DVD of 10 – 15 min long and if needed

 

  1. Output /Deliverables

Submit a storyboard and script for the documentary to SDS for approval before filming;

  • Present draft documentary and  document for booklet  to  SDS project team members at the end of the field mission and incorporation of comments;
  • Produce an  edited  Video  Recording  of  the  scenarios  captured,  and  the  footage  of  the recorded stories.
  • Present a  complete  10-15  minute  documentary  film  version,  and  hand  over  2  master copies of each version to SDS.
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience of the Service Provider

The service provider will be required to have the following:

  • More than 5years experience working in similar field
  • Extensive experience  in  producing  development  work related  documents  for  publication and  documentaries for international organizations with the aim of reaching both local and international audiences
  • Experience in working with PKSF and other international organizations
  • Local knowledge of the provinces and languages.
  • Excellent technical  capacities  (state  of  the  art  filming  equipment  preferably  High Definition) to ensure smooth and high quality production.
  • Experience in development communication.
  1. Duration of the Assignment

The assignment is coiled with different time line hence it require multiple shooting for different aspect of project documentation, so it’s expected to start with onset of new seasons at July 2020 and Finished with March 2021.

 Intellectual Property

All information pertaining to this project (documentary, audio, digital, cyber, project documents, etc)  belonging  to  the  client,  which  the  service  provider  may  come  into  contact  with  in  the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of the SDS  who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information  shall  not  be  disclosed  to  the  public  nor  used  in  whatever  form  without  written permission of the SDS/PKSF.

  1. Contractual arrangements and supervision

The service will be hired under SDS terms of contract and supervised by the SDS solely for the purpose of delivering the above outputs, within the agreed time frame. SDS/PKSF as the client shall provide necessary support to the service provider in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to  relevant  project  documents  necessary  for  execution  of  the  duties  under  this consultancy;
  2. Contact details of relevant people to be interviewed
  3. Equipment for the Assignment

No equipment will be purchased or provided by the SDS. Any equipment needed to complete this assignment will be provided by the service provider.

  1. Remuneration

The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

  • Payment shall be made in three installments of;
  • 30% down payment upon agreement.
  • 40% upon  submission  of  an  acceptable  draft  film  documentary 
  • 30% final payment upon submission  of the final outputs,  incorporating  suggestions  and recommendations from the SDS/PKSF.

 

  1. Application Procedure

Applicants  are  required  to  submit  the  following  documents  to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  on  or before  the  22th of  June 2020  at  16h00  with  the  subject  line:  Ecological Video Documentary_SDS_2020

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A Technical Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider your service suitable for the assignment  and  a  brief  methodology  on  the  approach  and  implementation  of  the assignment;
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project  highlighting  qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • Work references -  contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees  (firms for whom you’ve produced similar assignments);
  • Financial proposal  indicating  consultancy  fee  and  a  breakdown  of  expenses  (unit  price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; and
  • Sample work previously done for other clients.

 

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - Captures, database, etc. produced by this assignment (Master copies, soft copies etc.) will be considered as properties of SDS/PKSF. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.

Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE), Sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’. 

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

 

Application

Interested organizations/firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for impact assessment on safe vegetable production, commercialization of selected producer, their livelihood and economic status of the project area.

For detail please explore the attached ToR on further clarification.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur, the subject line: Ecological farming_Baseline_SDS by 26/03/2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Focal & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for conducting a baseline assessment on Ecological Farming System

 Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE),sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.*

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Purpose of the task

The main purpose is to clearly identify, articulate, and document the existing situation of the people and communities the project targets to work with from the onset of the project. The products of the assessment will provide the benchmarks on which any changes resulting from the interventions and achievements could be measured and also inform any modifications that may be made in the course of project implementation in order to realize optimum achievements of results.

 

2.1. Specific objectives of tasks are to:

  • Assess the current situation of the project areas, in terms of livelihoods, socio-political and economic conditions, state of cultivation practices, Profit-loss identifications, standard hygiene indicators, and any form of social exclusion, social/cultural practices, policies, local governance issues at village levels, etc.
  • Assess the capacity of local producers and vendors (individuals and groups) who rely on vegetable production and agro inputs trade for income for resilience of their livelihoods.
  • Map out similar/relevant initiatives implemented by other actors working in the same areas and recommend ways of building synergy in the vegetable value chain.

 

3.0. Methodology and Process

In the assessment, SDS expects the consultant(s) to employ both quantitative and qualitative methods for collection of data/information, using Participatory Tools and Techniques for data collection, which may include but not be limited to In-depth interview, Key informant interview, Focus group discussion etc.

  • Comprehensive desk review of all relevant documents i.e. related literature, project proposal, and related Government Policy documents including MoA strategies for development of Ecological farming system product and their value chain.
  • The consultant(s) will interact with staff of SDS, and other stakeholders on a sample basis.
  • The consult(s) will have to fully engage a sample of target project primary stakeholders (i.e. Farmers, CBOs, consumers, etc.) who play significant role in Char land.
  • The baseline information will be collected from two Upazilla of Shariatpur districts namely Naria and Bhedergonj. Total population of survey will be determined by the consultant as a sample of 400households (4000 peoples) targeted beneficiaries who are local vegetable grower of the project area.
  • The sample should be disaggregated by categories sex, and age of respondents, and defined criteria of inclusion and exclusion. It is envisaged the sample size for quantitative survey should be determined using a statistically acceptable methodology that meets a threshold of social science research. For qualitative data, the participants should be key informants from vegetable producer

 

4.0. Indicative timeframe and preliminaries

The duration of the assignment is 60 working days, which could also be discussed between both parties. It is expected that the whole task should be finished within this time frame. The consultant(s) should develop and share tools for data collection (e.g. questionnaires, FGD, etc.) with the SDS for any comment/input before commencing data collection.

 

5.0. Expected outputs, Reporting and Presentation

 

5.1. Output 1: An inception report of execution of the assignment in electronic version ONE (1) week after start of the consultancy. The report should be very precise and address each specific objective and should include; Executive summary (1-2 pages); Methodology; Limitations of the assignment and way forward for the assessment.

The aim of the inception report is to give a picture of the situation on the ground, which may require adjustment of the planned itinerary of the consultant(s) for effective collection of data and information.

Output 2: A systematic baseline database, including pictures, and delivers with final report.

 

6.0. Mode of payment**; will be in two installments

1st installment: 20 % of the total amount after contract sign.

2nd installment: 80% of the total amount after satisfactory completion of the task and approval final report.

The payments will be made in A/C payee cheques/or direct bank transfer or any convenient way of the consultant or firm named in the contract. For VAT and TAX SDS will maintain strictly Governments policy. No other benefits shall be admissible beyond what is stipulated in the contract, nor does it guarantee a regular position in SDS.

 

7.0. General considerations

  1. a) SDS as prescribed in the contract will provide required logistics support.
  2. b) All documents prepared during the assignment will be property of SDS.
  3. c) Assignment will not be sub-contracted to a third party by the consultant.
  4. d) In the event that, additional time is required to complete the assignment, beyond time previously agreed , without changing the scope of work, such a change shall be agreed between SDS and the consultant in writing.
  5. e) Confidentiality of all the assignment will be maintained at all times.

8.0. Expiry of agreement and flexibility

  • Considering the initiative as proactive and responsive, activities can be amended and elaborated based on the properly documented negotiation between the two parties.
  • The agreement will be invalidated after expiry of duration of the contract unless an extension is made by SDS.
  • The work schedule may be staggered due to compelling reasons, which both parties must as sent to, in which case the number of working days will remain the same but actual work done on dates/days different from those indicated in the work plan. Such flexibility will not give rise to additional cost of the assignment on the side of SDS.
  • SDS also reserves the right to amend or change or cancel the agreement at any time if there are compelling reasons to do so.

 

9.0. Validation of the Proposal

All cost should be quoted in BDT and will remain valid up to sixty days (60) from the day of proposal submission.

 

10.0 Competencies Required:

  1. i) Qualification and Experiences
  • At least a Degree qualification in any of the following areas Agriculture, Animal Production, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Dairy Technology or any other relevant degree from recognized institutions.
  • Must have minimum of 5 years’ overall experience in conducting baseline surveys for livelihoods and resilience building initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in donor funded projects under public sector and /or NGOs.
  • Demonstrated minimum of 3 years’ experience of conducting baseline surveys in the in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas.
  • A good understanding of livestock, Food security, livelihoods, and women empowerment through IGA programs.
  • Experience in Char land, particularly Shariatpur, is a plus.

 

 ii) Knowledge and skills.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and reporting skills.
  • Excellent technical knowledge on food security, ecological farming system, safe vegetable productions and Resilience issues in char land agro- systems.
  • Should have knowledge and experience in gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Mastery of written and spoken English.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria shall not be considered.

 

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

 

Note: All the outputs - baseline reports, database, etc. produced by this assignment (electronic, hard copies, etc) will be considered as properties of SDS. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.

 Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The Implementing Organization SDS has been implementing the “Income generation of entrepreneurs through ecological farming in char areas” project in Naria and Bhedorganj, Shariatpur since November 2019 under PACE project. The development objective of the project is to improve the farmers capacity, increase production of selected farmers in the mentioned working area by (a) introducing the ecological farming system, (b) improve the farmers capacity through providing need-based training (c) Linking farmers with related stakeholders d) Ensure availability of raw materials through develop local service providers/input dealers, e) Develop smart supply chain for ecological products by introducing Geo-fencing and IoT.

Application

Interested organizations /firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for technical service on ecological farming system and marketing of such produce from selected farmer’s field. For detail please explore the attached ToR on further clarification.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the subject line: Ecological Farming System Expansion latest by 19.03 2020.

Or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Focal & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ecological Farming System Project

Terms of Reference (ToR) for hiring Technical Firm for Ecological Farming System Expansion

 

Background:

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights.    

Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprises (PACE) project is jointly financed by Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project goal is to enhance livelihood (higher income from self-employment, business profit and wage employment, and food security) of the moderate and extreme poor (men and women) in a sustainable manner. The project objective is to increase sales and incomes from existing and new microenterprises and to create new wage employment opportunities for extreme and moderate poor people.

The Implementing Organization SDS has been implementing the “Income generation of entrepreneurs through ecological farming in char areas” project in Naria and Bhedorganj, Shariatpur since November 2019 under PACE project. The development objective of the project is to improve the farmers capacity, increase production of selected farmers in the mentioned working area by (a) introducing the ecological farming system, (b) improve the farmers capacity through providing need-based training (c) Linking farmers with related stakeholders d) Ensure availability of raw materials through develop local service providers/input dealers, e) Develop smart supply chain for ecological products by introducing Geo-fencing and IoT.

2.0 Objectives of the assignment

The main objective of the assignment is to provide service on technical aspect of Ecological farming System and associated practice to replicate into new project area. The farm will also engage on marketing ecological products through its own supply chain as well.

  1. Technical Details of Work:

(a) Technical support

  1. Provide adequate training, advice and facilitation to farmers for quality ecological product cultivation.
  2. Provide necessary information on specific requirements for ecological farming system.
  3. Helping farmers for quality seed collection, low/no cost alternative fertilizer (NPK) and bio-pesticide preparation.
  4. Inspect the ecological production system at the selected project area.
  5. Purchase quality ecological products from farmers in accordance with the competitive price.
  6. Purchase entire ecological products from every farmer that meets the specification prescribed by the farm and SDS.
  7. Help SDS to establish a grading and processing centre where product will be packaged with Geo-fencing and IoT based applications.
  8. The farm will pay service charge (mutually agreed) after receiving products from the grading and packaging centre.

(b) Logistics and Maintenances:

  • The farm will manage the transportation from grading and packaging centre.
  • SDS will support the farm to hire one Business Development Officer during the project period (up to Dec 2020) and will cost share his/her salary (mutually agreed).
  • The ownership of grading and packaging centre, geo-fencing and IoT based equipment will be SDS.
  • The firm will give update information and required feedback to IT service provider to upgrade smart supply chain system.
  • The farm should have appropriate certification for ecological products.
  • The Farm and SDS jointly resolve any product related issue i.e. collection of Social certification or other for eco product; production and selling.
  • The Firm remain active in product buying with the proper consent of SDS only or with mutually agreed term even after contract end in project area.

4.0 Criteria of hired Firm: 

The hired firm should have proper experience ecological farming system. The firm should have at least 03 years good business record of ecological farming and marketing. The firm should have the capability to provide Technical, logistics and human resource for rural context of project alignment. Flexible working hour and good professional attitude to adhere with SDS core value.

The firm has to have the stock facilities to ensure timely response to the needed materials. The firm has to have round-the-clock customer care service. The hired firm must have a static office along with a pool of permanent employee.

5.0 Timeline:

The validity of the contract will be up to 31st December 2020. The contract may renew with the consent of SDS or both parties.

Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The Implementing Organization SDS has been implementing the “Income generation of entrepreneurs through to create employment and increase income of farmers by production and marketing of high value and harmful chemical free vegetables adopting modern techniques and commercial methods in char areas” project area in Jajira, Naria and Bhedorganj, Shariatpur since May 2017 under PACE project. The sub project has following objectives;

  1. Introducing modern agricultural production technology in vegetable subsector.
  2. Producing safe vegetable following good agricultural practices.
  3. Promoting production of high value vegetable like summer tomato, cherry tomato, broccoli, capsicum etc.
  4. Introducing bio fertilizers like vermi compost.
  5. Increasing productivity and income of the farmers, and
  6. Creating new employments in the vegetables subsector.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

Application

Interested organisations/firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for impact assessment on safe vegetable production, commercialization of selected producer, their livelihood and economic status of the project area.

For detail please explore the attached ToR on further clarification.

ToR

 Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur, the subject line: PACE Project-Impact Assessment- SDS  by 10/03/2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Value Chain Facilitator & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for conducting an Impact assessment on Safe Vegetable production and marketing

Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The goal of the project is to create employment and increase income of farmers by production and marketing of high value and harmful chemical free vegetables adopting modern techniques and commercial methods.

The sub project has following objectives;

  1. Introducing modern agricultural production technology in vegetable subsector.
  2. Producing safe vegetable following good agricultural practices.
  3. Promoting production of high value vegetable like summer tomato, cherry tomato, broccoli, capsicum etc.
  4. Introducing bio fertilizers like vermicompost.
  5. Increasing productivity and income of the farmers, and
  6. Creating new employments in the vegetables subsector.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

 

  1. Purpose of the task

The main purpose is to clearly identify, articulate, and document the existing situation of the people and communities encircle the project after the implementation. The assessment will provide the benchmarks on which changes resulting from the interventions and achievements could be measured and also inform any modifications that may be made in the course of project recommendation in order to realize optimum achievements of results.

 

2.1. Specific objectives of tasks are to:

  • Assess the current situation of the project areas, in terms of livelihoods, socio-political and economic conditions, state of cultivation practices, Profit-loss identifications, standard hygiene indicators, and any form of social exclusion, social/cultural practices, policies, local governance issues at village levels, etc.
  • Assess the capacity of local producers and vendors (individuals and groups) who rely on vegetable production and agro inputs trade for income for resilience of their livelihoods.
  • Map out similar/relevant initiatives implemented by other actors working in the same areas and recommend ways of building synergy in the vegetable value chain.

 

3.0. Methodology and Process

In the assessment, SDS expects the consultant(s) to employ both quantitative and qualitative methods for collection of data/information, using Participatory Tools and Techniques for data collection, which may include but not be limited to In-depth interview, Key informant interview, Focus group discussion etc.

  • Comprehensive desk review of all relevant documents i.e. related literature, project proposal, and related Government Policy documents including MoA strategies for development of Ecological farming system product and their value chain.
  • The consultant(s) will interact with staff of SDS, and other stakeholders on a sample basis.
  • The consult(s) will have to fully engage a sample of target project primary stakeholders (i.e. Farmers, CBOs, consumers, etc.) who play significant role in Char land.
  • The endline information will be collected from two Upazilla of Shariatpur districts namely Naria and Bhedergonj. Total population of survey will be determined by the consultant as a sample of 400households (4000 peoples) targeted beneficiaries who are local vegetable grower of the project area.

The sample should be disaggregated by categories sex, and age of respondents, and defined criteria of inclusion and exclusion. It is envisaged the sample size for quantitative survey should be determined using a statistically acceptable methodology that meets a threshold of social science research. For qualitative data, the participants should be key informants from vegetable producer

 

4.0. Indicative timeframe and preliminaries

The duration of the assignment will 30 working days, which could also be discussed between both parties. It is expected that the whole task should be finished within April 15’ 2020 of the assignment. The consultant(s) should develop and share tools for data collection (e.g. questionnaires, FGD, etc.) with the SDS for any comment/input before commencing data collection.

 

5.0. Expected outputs, Reporting and Presentation

5.1. Output 1: An inception report of execution of the assignment in electronic version ONE (1) week after start of the consultancy. The report should be very precise and address each specific objective and should include; Executive summary (1-2 pages); Methodology; Limitations of the assignment and way forward for the assessment.

The aim of the inception report is to give a picture of the situation on the ground, which may require adjustment of the planned itinerary of the consultant(s) for effective collection of data and information.

Output 2: A systematic end line database, including pictures, and delivers with final report.

 

5.2. Reporting and presentation:

Main body of Draft and /or Final report should not be more than 30 pages, comprising of:

  • Executive summary (2-5 pages)
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Rational of the assessment
  • Limitations/challenges of the methodology

. Findings

. Conclusion

. Recommendations

 

6.0. Mode of payment**; will be in two installments

1st installment: 20 % of the total amount after contract sign.

2nd installment: 80% of the total amount after satisfactory completion of the task and approval final report.

The payments will be made in A/C payee cheques/or direct bank transfer in the name of the consultant or firm named in the contract. SDS will deduct/withholding tax at source as per the rules of Bangladesh Government.

 

7.0. General considerations

  1. a) SDS as prescribed in the contract will provide required logistics support.
  2. b) All documents prepared during the assignment will be property of SDS.
  3. c) Assignment will not be sub-contracted to a third party by the consultant.
  4. d) In the event that, additional time is required to complete the assignment, beyond time previously agreed , without changing the scope of work, such a change shall be agreed between SDS and the consultant in writing.
  5. e) Confidentiality of all the assignment will be maintained at all times.

 

8.0. Expiry of agreement and flexibility

  • Considering the initiative as proactive and responsive, activities can be amended and elaborated based on the properly documented negotiation between the two parties.
  • The agreement will be invalidated after expiry of duration of the contract unless an extension is made by SDS.
  • The work schedule may be staggered due to compelling reasons, which both parties must as sent to, in which case the number of working days will remain the same but actual work done on dates/days different from those indicated in the work plan. Such flexibility will not give rise to additional cost of the assignment on the side of SDS.
  • SDS also reserves the right to amend or change or cancel the agreement at any time if there are compelling reasons to do so.

 

9.0. Preparation of the Proposal.

The consulting firm/bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the proposal. The consultant shall submit a technical and a financial proposal in a single electronically. The technical and financial proposals should be properly marked and should include the name and detailed contact of the consultant /firm.

 

9.1. The Technical Proposal

Should be in the provide: Title of the survey, Understanding of the Task, Technical aspect of the proposal, Methodology, Operational plan, Proposed team with detailed CV’s of the team members who will undertake the task as annex to technical proposal.

For a firm applicant, provide company profile as annex to technical proposal, the Lead consultant and contract for the firm/bidder

 

9.2. The Financial Proposal

Should be broken down in details to include: Consultancy fees, Questionnaire development cost, Communication, Data processing & analysis cost, Reporting cost (stationeries, printing, etc)

9.4. Validation of the Proposal

All cost should be quoted in BDT and will remain valid up to sixty days (60) from the day of proposal submission.

10.0 Competencies Required:

  1. i) Qualification and Experiences
  • At least a Degree qualification in any of the following areas Agriculture/Animal Production/Veterinary Medicine/Social Sciences/Natural Resource Management or any other relevant degree from recognized institutions.
  • Must have minimum of 2/3 years’ overall experience in conducting impact surveys for livelihoods and resilience building initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in donor funded projects under public sector and /or NGOs.
  • Demonstrated minimum of 2 years’ experience of conducting impact assessment surveys in the in agro-based community especially vegetable productions.
  • A good understanding of livestock, Food security, livelihoods, and women empowerment through IGA programs.
  • Experience in Char land, particularly Shariatpur, is a plus point.
  1. ii) Knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and reporting skills.
  • Excellent technical knowledge on food security, ecological farming system, safe vegetable productions and Resilience issues in char land agro- systems.
  • Should have knowledge and experience in gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Mastery of written and spoken English.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria shall not be considered.

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - baseline reports, database, etc. produced by this assignment (electronic, hard copies, etc) will be considered as properties of SDS. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.