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AGRA Software Development Request for Expression of Interest

The Alliance for a Green Revolution In Africa (AGRA) is a partnership of The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and other donors, working with African governments, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa.

AGRA is registered as a charitable organization in the US to provide policy advocacy, resource mobilization functions and programmatic operations.

AGRA is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and has an office in Accra, Ghana.

AGRA seeks Expressions of Interest (Eol) from suitably qualified firms to undertake a project to develop a Management Information System (MIS) to cover all of the organization's programs, monitoring & evaluation and management, for purposes of data storage, manipulation and reporting needs.

The required system must be user-friendly, easily accessible from any AGRA location and integrate easily with all other existing applications and would easily link with new applications that we may acquire in the future.

The system should enable easy & convenient capture and storage of all AGRA's data types and allow information exchange between AGRA and her stakeholders.

Interested Firms must have a demonstrable track record in the development of world-class secure and reliable information systems and must have been in the software development business for a minimum of four (4) years.

Interested Firms should submit: -
  • Their company profile, registration and other statutory documents
  • Detailed past experience in projects of similar magnitude, technical competence and testimonials
  • Comprehensive resumes of full-time developers
  • A listing and description of developed software, if possible
  • Details of operating environments and database management systems supported
  • Sample of their service level agreement
Audited financial statements for the past three (3) years Other value adding services provided

Submissions must be in sealed envelopes, or by e-mail, clearly labelled "Expression of Interest for AGRA's Software Development" to reach us no later than 12:00 noon, February 23, 2011, addressed to: -

The MIS Task Force
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Ref: EOI/SD001/2011
Eden Square, Block 1, 5th Floor
Greenway Lane, off Westlands Road
P.O.Box 66773, Westlands, 00800
Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: mis@agra-alliance.org

Sealed envelopes may be dropped at our reception at the above location.

For more information about AGRA, please visit http://www.agra-alliance.org

Requests for clarification may be e-mailed to: mis@agra-alliance.org by February 20,2011 at 17:00 hrs; responses will be e-mailed directly to the requestor by February 21, 2011 17:00hrs.

Firms shortlisted following this EoI will be contacted accordingly with more refined requirements for demonstrations and financial proposals.

Please note that this notice does not constitute a solicitation and AGRA reserves the right to amend or cancel this requirement at any time within the Expression of Interest process and is not bound to accept any of the responses or give reason for any action taken thereof.

Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

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