Request for Proposals: Tractor Training Services for ADVANCE Project

ACDI/VOCA is implementing the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Project, funded by USAID under the Ghana Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative. The goal of the project is to increase competitiveness of agricultural value chains. The project aims to support 113,000 smallholder farmers through a strategic framework that strengthens incentives for investment, builds local capacity, broadens and catalyzes relationships to increase agricultural productivity, expand access to markets and trade, and improve the enabling environment.

ADVANCE recognizes mechanization as one of the key drivers of agricultural value chains in Ghana. Various forms of mechanization ranging from land preparation, planting, harvesting and threshing are very important activities during the production cycle of food crops.

Tractors and its implements are the most widespread mechanization equipment being used by most farmers in Northern Ghana. Often, the efficiency of equipment leaves much to be desired. Out-grower businesses, most of whom are tractor owners, tend to lose their investment by failing to attain full utilizationof their equipment. This is often attributed to the frequent break-down caused by poor maintenance and operation culture.

To help address this situation the project seeks the services of a firm to offer tractor operating and maintenance training to its beneficiaries in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions.

Qualified organisations interested are invited to apply for the Request for Proposal Document electronically by sending an email to: Procurement@acdivocaghana.org indicating the subject as: Tractor Service and Maintence Training.

Deadline for submission of proposals: April 20, 2017

 

 

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