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Request for Proposals – Fundraising with Blockchain Workshop

The Crop Trust Endowment Fund generates investment income which is used to finance crop conservation activities around the world. Conventional, unrestricted grant contributions to the endowment fund will always be the preferred
financing source for the global system of ex situ conservation. However, with governments’ declining endowment fund contributions, the Crop Trust has taken on an ambitious and much-needed effort to develop more diverse funding channels to achieve the endowment target of USD 850 million.

One of the topics the Crop Trust is currently exploring is the field of blockchain and digital assets, including – but not limited to – tokenisation (non-fungible tokens – NFT’s), and crypto donations, and the extent to which the Crop Trust can and should build fundraising instruments and/or a fundraising strategy incorporating such initiatives. Related to this point, whether such fundraising activities could be supported by adopting blockchain technology in areas such as monitoring and
evaluation of Crop Trust projects.

In this context, the Crop Trust is seeking to contract a qualified and experienced service provider to hold a workshop to increase staff understanding of core aspects of blockchain technology and relevant applications including learning about real-life use cases in the environmental sustainability space which could be of relevance to Crop Trust.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals no later than 23:59 CET on 19 January 2022. Proposals must be sent via email as a PDF file to procurement@croptrust.org. Questions can be sent to procurement@croptrust.org before 14 January 2022, 23:59 CET.

Request for Proposals – Seeds for Resilience Project Partner Audits

The Capitalisation of the Endowment Fund of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and Strengthening of National Seedbanks Project (also known as the Seeds for Resilience Project) aims to empower national seed collections documenting and managing them appropriately for conservation and use, and promoting their use, as a basis for climate adaptation of vulnerable African cropping systems.

The project is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW and is conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria to support National Seedbanks managed and supervised by ministries or national research organizations.

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is looking for an independent auditor with the required professional competence and experience and in accordance with the appropriate standards  to conduct:

  1. Initial Audits of the five genebanks participating in the Seeds for Resilience Project (see Part A of the Terms of Reference), and
  2. Annual Assurance Engagements for Funds disbursed in Tranches (see Part B of the Terms of Reference),

as per the Terms of Reference provided below.

Important dates for this RFP are below:

Tender Publication   9 December 2021
Deadline to submit confirmation email

17 December 2021

Deadline for request of clarifications 22 December 2021
Deadline to circulate clarifications 29 December 2021
Deadline for the submission of proposals 14 January 2022 23:59 CET
Opening of proposals 17 January 2022 15:00 CET
Assignment commencement Immediately upon contract award

 

Proposals and requests for clarification must be sent via email to: procurement@croptrust.org. No person at the Global Crop Diversity Trust should be put in copy because submission or cc-ing proposals to any other addresses will disqualify the proposal.

Request for Proposals – Site survey and rehabilitation technical plans for national genebanks in Africa

The Seeds for Resilience Project aims to empower national seed collections, by safeguarding them in perpetuity through and Endowment Fund, documenting and managing them appropriately for conservation and use, and promoting their use, as a basis for climate adaptation of vulnerable African cropping systems. 

The project is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW and is conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria.

The proposals sought under this request for proposals are in three categories as below:

A) MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING ENGINEERING,
B) FIRE AND SECURITY ENGINEERING, and
C) CIVIL ENGINEERING.

More details, by category, and the application information are provided below and in the attachments indicated under each category.

a) Mechanical, electrical and Plumbing Engineering

Service proposals are sought to conduct a site survey and provide rehabilitation technical plans, bills of quantities (BOQs), technical specifications and schematic drawings for rehabilitating and renovating the facilities, rooms, equipment and services.

The assignment will be performed at the national genebanks in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria.

The proposal submitted by a vendor should comprise all the information requested. Only offers that deliver all activities will be accepted, partial offers will be rejected.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals no later than 23:59 CET on 24 January 2022.

Proposals must be sent via email to Alexander Kambili, procurement@croptrust.org. Submission of proposals to any other address will not be accepted.

b) Fire and security engineering

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is looking for an expert(s) to conduct a site survey and provide rehabilitation technical plans, bills of quantities (BOQs), technical specifications and schematic drawings for fire and security plans.

This assignment will be performed at the national genebanks in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria.

The proposal submitted by a vendor should comprise all the information requested. Only offers that deliver all activities will be accepted, partial offers will be rejected.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals no later than 23:59 CET on 24 January 2022.

Proposals must be sent via email to Alexander Kambili, procurement@croptrust.org. Submission of proposals to any other address will not be accepted.

c) Civil Engineering

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is looking for an expert(s) to conduct a site survey and provide rehabilitation technical plans, bills of quantities (BOQs), technical specifications and schematic drawings for rehabilitating and renovating the facilities, rooms, equipment and services.

This assignment will be performed at the national genebanks in Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria.

The proposal submitted by a vendor should comprise all the information requested. Only offers that deliver all activities will be accepted, partial offers will be rejected.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals no later than 23:59 CET on 24 January 2022.

Proposals must be sent via email to Alexander Kambili, procurement@croptrust.org. Submission of proposals to any other address will not be accepted.

Working at the Crop Trust

The Crop Trust considers its staff its most important asset. The Crop Trust devotes considerable resources towards ensuring their well-being and the establishment of a productive environment.

We aim to attract and retain the most competent, experienced, innovative, and energetic professional talent that can be found. The Crop Trust encourages professional and personal growth, provides a safe and well equipped working environment, and provides opportunities for staff participation in matters that affect the staff and their work.

The Organization is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring staff regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion, political persuasion, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Crop Trust strives to provide fair and equitable treatment to its staff and discourages all forms of unfair discrimination.

The Crop Trust offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package for its regular staff.

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Calls for Consultants

To ensure that Crop Trust is able to call upon a professionally qualified, gender-balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and highly motivated corps of professionals for a range of temporary assignments, an International Professional Consultancy Roster is being established.

Currently, we have no open calls for consultants.

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