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ACEBA - Provision of MBA Corps Services

DAI ACEBA

Bidding Ends: 16-Dec-2020 4:00 PM
Views: 92
Category / Sub Category: Project Design and Implementation / Private Enterprise Development
Internal Bid Ref: KBL-008-DAI-ACEBA
Internal ICQ Ref: KBL-008-DAI-ACEBA
Type of Solicitation: Request for Proposal
Contract Type: IQC / IDIQ
Estimated Budget: TBD
Delivery Timeframe: 1 Months
Location(s): Multiple
Bidding Starts: 17-Nov-2020 4:00 PM
Bidding Ends: 16-Dec-2020 4:00 PM
Discussion Ends: 05-Dec-2020 4:00 AM
Current Status: Open Bids

Description

DAI, the implementer of the USAID-funded Afghanistan Competitiveness of Export-Oriented Businesses Activity (ACEBA), invites qualified offerors to submit proposals to supply and deliver MBA Corps Services in support of program implementation.


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1- Sanzar (S): Can we have an idea of which provinces the 48 businesses will be located in? exact locations will help us come up with precise budget estimates.    18-Nov-2020 3:38 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): As the client businesses that will benefit from the MBA Corps activity are not screened and prioritized, we are unable to give exact locations. The target value chain sectors--cashmere, carpets, natural stone, gemstones and jewelry, and saffron--are concentrated in certain provinces which should give Offerors some sense of the regions where MBA Corps services will be deployed.    19-Nov-2020 11:23 AM

2- Sayed Khalid (B): The RFP, 2.5: Eligibility Requirements, stated "proposals are being solicited from local firms and GOs operating in Afghanistan. Offerors must have valid Afghan business licenses..." is a U.S. - based consulting firm, registered in Afghanistan eligible for this opportunity?    20-Nov-2020 9:45 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): Yes, true, the US firm can apply but needs to be registered in Afghanistan.    21-Nov-2020 11:03 AM

3- Sanzar (S): Can you confirm the units of measurement in the business client support table (component 2) on page 21? It says 72 and 288 months for mentors and finance graduates, respectively.    21-Nov-2020 11:22 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): Confirming that the unit of measurement are months as follows: - 4 mentors x 18 months = 72 months of mentor effort; - 16 MBA graduates x 18 months = 288 months of MBA graduates effort.    21-Nov-2020 3:36 PM

4- Sanzar (S): Will DAI/ACEBA provide office space for the four mentors in their assigned regions?    21-Nov-2020 1:45 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): As described in the Statement of Work, mentors will spend most of their time working with MBA graduates in the offices of client businesses. Therefore, mentors will not have designated offices at DAI/ACEBA regional offices, however, mentors will liaise with DAI/ACEBA staff on an ongoing basis and may work from desks and access internet from ACEBA regional offices as required.    21-Nov-2020 3:39 PM

5- Sanzar (S): Your answer to number 3 (above) implies that ACEBA needs 16 MBA graduates. On page 22 of the RFP, it says "Upon approval of the MBA graduate selection plan, select the 20 best MBA graduates and submit their CVs to DAI/ACEBA’s Business Enabling Environment Advisor for approval." Does this mean that ACEBA will choose 16 from the 20 CVs we provide?    22-Nov-2020 2:55 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): Yes, that is correct.    23-Nov-2020 5:05 PM

6- Sanzar (S): Page 9 of the RFP states that "In the final PDF proposal copy, please make sure you separate the technical and cost proposals by one blank page and that you do NOT include any cost information in the technical portion." However, the cover letter template given in Attachment B of the RFP (page 19) asks bidders to put information regarding cost. Can you please clarify this?    22-Nov-2020 3:00 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): Yes, since you re submitting one document for Technical and Cost proposals please submit both of them but separate them by the blank page.    23-Nov-2020 5:11 PM


Buyer Info

Organization: DAI ACEBA
Phone: 0093711996951
Email procurementaceba@dai.com
Street: Shash Darak Main Road
City: Kabul
Province: Kabul
Country: Afghanistan

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