Aflatoxin, a highly toxic compound produced by Aspergillus fungi, naturally contaminates crops especially maize, groundnut, and sorghum. It’s a major food safety concern for consumers worldwide. People are exposed to the toxins when they consume contaminated grains or foods prepared with such grains or through consumption of milk or meat of livestock that have been fed with contaminated feeds. The toxins suppress the immune system, retard growth, cause liver cancer, and may cause death in both humans and domestic animals. Aflatoxin is a barrier to trade, limits access to premium grain markets, leading to loss of income for the farmer & traders, disrupting food & industrial raw material supply systems.
Building upon the work already done by IITA in other countries, the applicant will determine targets for hectares to be treated with Aflasafe at the country level, analyze the most suitable business models and codifying the incentives required by investors, potential users and other stakeholders for the successful scale-out of Aflasafe in Zambia.
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This opportunity is open to pre-selected Offerors that are deemed capable of implementing the scope of work, that have a solid record of integrity and business ethics, and that meet the eligibility requirements stated in this Section. All Offerors must certify that the organization or firm, and the firms’ principals, are not debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment. IITA will not award a subcontract to any firm that is debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, or who proposes to do business with firms or firms’ principals who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, in the performance of the requirement of this activity.
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5.2 Specific requirements
IITA will make award(s) to an eligible, responsive (one that complies with all the terms and conditions in the ToR without material deviation) and responsible Offeror(s) that presents the best value (as determined by the technical/cost trade-off analysis) to IITA. Offerors may not modify non-responsive offers after the proposal deadline in order to make them responsive. However, IITA may request an Offeror to clarify its offer as long as no material deviation exists.
IITA will evaluate proposals in accordance to the following criteria:
- Qualifications, experiences, and expertise of key personnel to be involved in this assignment.
- Past experience in conceptualizing and implementing similar works.
- Ability to work in a multi-institutional and complex environment.
- Practical experience in business modeling and development.
- Institutional financial strength and assignment costing structure.
- Clarity of documentation and clear plans to achieve the desired results.
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