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Partnership in Tanzania

 
Request for Proposal
Representation of GrainPro Africa in the Tanzania market
 
 

Introduction

 

GrainPro, Inc., a green, “not-only-for-profit” company, is driving a global revolution in safe storage and the drying of grains and seeds. Using the principles of Ultra Hermetic™ technology and modified atmospheres, GrainPro has grown to become a world-leader and a key proponent of the Second Green Revolution for – the proper storage, handling and distribution of food commodities.

 

GrainPro’s line of sustainable and environment-friendly storage and drying solutions are designed to reduce post-harvest losses of dry agricultural commodities. GrainPro’s solutions are certified-for-organic use and do not require the use of any toxic chemicals; thereby, increasing the global supply, reducing hunger, eliminating health risks, and improving smallholder farmers’ incomes.

 

Trusted worldwide, GrainPro’s solutions are used in more than 100 countries. GrainPro’s staff of experts and professionals work closely with development organizations, governments, non-profit groups, and academic institutions. 

 

Eradicating the cycle of hunger and poverty, especially in developing nations, is a huge challenge. GrainPro is doing its part to solve the problem, inspired by the idea of securing a brighter and more food sufficient future.

 

About the RfP

 

GrainPro Africa intend to appoint non-exclusive distributors to represent its operations in Tanzania. The distributor(s) will focus generally on dry agricultural commodities for both internal trading (food security) and for the export market. The appointed distributor(s) will have a thorough understanding of agriculture sector. GrainPro will provide product training to the distributor teams assigned to work with the GrainPro Tanzania country manager. 

GrainPro will also offer a commission and good payment terms to the appointed distributors. 

 

GrainPro Tanzania Distributor Requirements

 

  1. Track record of registration and operational presence in Tanzania.
  2. Presence of an existing or intension to build an in-country distribution network. 
  3. Outline the team that will be dedicated to GrainPro representation in the country - including their CVs.
  4. Willingness to stock and market GrainPro products in the Tanzania market.
  5. Sufficient warehouse space to accommodate stock of GrainPro products ordered.
  6. Demonstrate understanding and experience in the Tanzania agriculture sector, specifically coffee and grain sector. The experience should be through team or organization engagement in the sector, by trading, importing, exporting etc
  7. Demonstrate established relationships within Ethiopia agriculture value chain – financiers, policy makers, traders, farmers etc
  8. Clearly demonstrate the ability to finance the distributorship contract
  9. Importation of GrainPro products will require the distributor to have access to foreign currency to pay for the products.
  10. Demonstrate ability to lobby and get duty exemption for GrainPro products that are specifically focused in the Agriculture value chain towards providing competitive product to the end-user.

 

Request for Proposal

 

GrainPro Africa is requesting interested organizations that meet the requirements to submit a proposal on how they are best suited to be GrainPro distributors in Tanzania. The proposal should be structured to clearly address each of the requirements.

 

Submission and Review Process

 

    1. Interested organisations are requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) by 18 September 2020 registering their interest to bid.
    2. A question and answer session, to provide a better understanding of GrainPro Africa will be scheduled on 22 September 2020 via Zoom, for the organisations that will have submitted LoI.
    3. The full proposals should be submitted on or before 2 October 2020 and addressed as “Tanzania Distributor BID” to: africa@grainpro.com and Irene Madumadu (irene@grainpro.com). 
    4. Review, shortlisting and interviews with shortlisted organizations will be done by 9 October 2020.
    5. Negotiations and Contracting is expected to commence by mid-October 2020.