IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre Invites Sealed Bids From Earth Observation and Geospatial Technology Companies


The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) was awarded a grant by the African Union Commission (AUC) to implement the GMES & Africa thema focusing on Monitoring Natural Resources and Food Security in East Africa region comprising 10 countries, namely: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda with the objective of developing a rangeland seasonal monitoring, early warning and assessment system using EO data in the East African region.

The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES & Africa) Support Programme is a joint programme co-financed by the European Commission (EU) and the African Union Commission. The Programme aims at improving African policy-makers, planners, scientists, business, private sector, and citizens’ capacities to design, implement, and monitor national, regional and continental policies and promote sustainable management of natural resources through the use of Earth Observation data and derived information.

Precisely, the Programme is designed to respond to African needs in water, natural resources, marine, and coastal areas as well as address global needs to manage the environment, mitigate climate change and ensure civil security. It is further purposed to enable the implementation of the African Space Policy and Strategy formulated to harness the continent’s capabilities in utilizing space science and technology for economic growth and sustainable development.

The Programme’s Grant Agreement requires ICPAC in its capacity as the consortium leader to engage private sector companies in the implementation of some of the programme’s activities. Under this requirement, ICPAC invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Earth Observation and Geospatial Technologies private sector companies to undertake Earth Observation for Rangeland Seasonal Monitoring, Early Warning and Assessment in East Africa (above-mentioned countries).

Scope Of Work 

  • Using free available EO data in the eStation or other sources to develop indicators for monitoring and assessing rangeland conditions
  • To develop methods for forecasting rangeland conditions
  • To develop a functional online model application tool for monitoring, predicting rangeland conditions
  • Develop training/user manuals based on the approved methodology with different case studies in the region

• Methodology for rangeland monitoring and assessment using EO data
• Functional rangeland early warning system
• EA rangeland masks and types
• User manual which details the steps required to develop/use the developed application
• Consultancy reports (Workplan, inception and final)

3 months

Firms must meet the following criteria:
• Be a private company registered in at least one of the 10 eastern Africa countries
• Demonstrate at least three years’ experience offering EO/geospatial products and/or services within East Africa / Africa
• Demonstrated solid knowledge of natural resources and rangeland management, climate change adaptation and mitigation issues and development issues in EA region
• Certificate of registration/certificate of incorporation
• Valid tax compliance certificate
• Brief company/organization profile in narrative form
• References of similar assignments with full contact information of clients (Name of organization, name of a contact person, telephone numbers and email address)
• Signed letter confirming willingness and availability to facilitate inspection of office premises by the staff of ICPAC to ascertain the existence of key human and infrastructural capacity, before concluding procurement of the contract.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified firms in the Region should submit the following to the Director’s address below:
1. Technical proposal:
This should provide information on key aspects of the methodology process including the time frame to accomplish the task. The proposal should demonstrate that the firm understands what needs to be done, tools to be used, data collection and verification methods and products of the assignment.
2. The financial proposal should include all fees and costs necessary to undertake the assignment. A clear break down of costs should be provided.

Deadline: Proposals must be delivered to the address below on or before Friday,29th November 2019 by 5:00pm 

FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL Bids MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TWO SEPARATE ENVELOPES enclosed in one outer Envelope. The Outer envelope should be clearly marked with the Title of the bid and Procurement Number.

For e-mail submissions, the financial proposal should be separate and password protected. The password should be sent to the Procurement Person when requested through official email (procurement@icpac.net). Please ensure that the proposals are attached as files. The subject of the email must clearly specify the title of the Consultancy.

The Director
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Ngong town, Kibiku area,
P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel (+254) 20-3514426
Email: procurement@icpac.net C.C director@icpac.net and gmes-ea@icpac.net

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