Number: (IUL)492-MAP/492/2024/5
Published Date: 17 Jan 2024
Published Time: 12:52
Deadline: 28 Jan 2024 14:00
Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Welfare


(Individual Consultants)



Maldives Agribusiness Programme

Assignment Title: Information Communication Technology (ICT) & Digital Agriculture Consultant

Reference No.: (as per procurement plan): MAP/CS/2023/12

Advertisement No.: (IUL)492-MAP/492/2024/5

The Government of Maldives has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the cost of Maldives Agribusiness Programme, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of consulting services provided by an individual consultant for the Enhancement of Agriculture Information and Communication Technology (AICT) platform and Development of Mobile Application.

The use of any IFAD financing shall be subject to IFAD’s approval, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the financing agreement, as well as IFAD’s rules, policies and procedures. IFAD and its officials, agents and employees shall be held harmless from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses and liability of any kind or nature brought by any party in connection with Maldives Agribusiness Programme.

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to IFAD’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Policy[1] and the Revised IFAD Policy on Preventing Fraud and Corruption its Activities and Operations[2]. The latter sets forth IFAD’s provisions on prohibited practices. IFAD further strives to ensure a safe working environment free of harassment, including sexual harassment, and free of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in its activities and operations as detailed in its IFAD Policy to Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.[3]

Interested consultants shall not have any actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest. Consultants with an actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest shall be disqualified unless otherwise explicitly approved by the Fund. Consultants are considered to have a conflict of interest if they a) have a relationship that provides them with undue or undisclosed information about or influence over the selection process and the execution of the contract, or b) have a business or family relationship with a member of the client’s board of directors or its personnel, the Fund or its personnel, or any other individual that was, has been or might reasonably be directly or indirectly involved in any part of (i) the preparation of the REOI, (ii) the selection process for this procurement, or (iii) execution of the contract. Consultants have an ongoing obligation to disclose any situation of actual, potential or reasonably perceived conflict of interest during preparation of the EOI, the selection process or the contract execution. Failure to properly disclose any of said situations may lead to appropriate actions, including the disqualification of the consultant, the termination of the contract and any other as appropriate under the IFAD Policy on Preventing Fraud and Corruption in its Projects and Operations.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Welfare now invites eligible Individual consultants (“consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV). A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in IFAD’ Project Procurement Handbook that can be accessed via the IFAD website at Interviews will be conducted as part of the selection process.

The shortlisting criteria is stated on Annex 2 of the Expression of Interest.

Any request for clarification on this REOI should be sent via e-mail to the address below no later than 21st January 2024, 10:00hrs. The client will provide responses to all clarification requests by 24th January 2024, 15:00hrs.

Expressions of interest in the form of curriculum vitae (CV) with supporting documents must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 28th January, 14:00hrs.

Maldives Agribusiness Programme

Project Implementation Unit

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Welfare

Attn: Shazin Mukhthar Rushdhy / Procurement Specialist

5th Floor, M. Hazaarumaage, Fareedhee Magu,

Male’, Republic of Maldives

Tel: +960 3033410

Fax: +960 3326558

E-mail: [email protected]

17 Jan 2024