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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.

Highlights

গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকারের অর্থ মন্ত্রণালয়ের 'SEIP (Skills for Employment Investment Program)' প্রকল্পের আর্থিক সহায়তায় ও PKSF (পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউণ্ডেশন)-এর সহযোগিতায় দক্ষ হয়ে বিদেশ যেতে চান এবং আত্মকর্মসংস্থান (চাকুরির) প্রতিষ্ঠা লাভে আগ্রহী বেকার যুবদের কারিগরি দক্ষতা ও সক্ষমতা উন্নয়নে উল্লেখিত ট্রেডসমূহে (সম্পূর্ণ আবাসিক) ভর্তি চলছে। ১. আইটি সার্পোট সার্ভিস, ২. গ্রাফিক ডিজাইন, ৩. আইটি ফ্রিল্যান্সিং, ৪. প্লাম্বিং, ৫. সুইং মেশিন অপারেশন, ৬. মোবাইল ফোন সার্ভিসিং, ৭. ইলেট্রিক্যাল ইন্সটলেশন এন্ড মেইনটেনেন্স। উল্লেখিত ট্রেডসমূহ সম্পর্কে বিস্তারিত জানার জন্য যোগাযোগ করুনঃ মোবাইল ফোন ঃ ০১৭১৮-৬৮৩২২০, ০১৯২২-৪১৪৪৩৩
টেলিফোনঃ ০৬০১-৬১৬৫৪।