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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP Number: 24-CORE-ZAM-PROC-0001
Subject: Request for Proposals for Procuring Medical Insurance for Venture37 Zambia Employees
Issuance Date: January 22, 2024
Offer Deadline: February 5, 2024, 18:00 Lusaka time
Land O’Lakes Venture37 (Venture37) is soliciting proposals from qualified providers of Medical Insurance for Venture37 employees as described in this Request for Proposals (RFP). These services are required for the Cooperative Resilience and Equity (CORE) funded by the United States Agency of International Development and the Accelerated Innovation Delivery Initiative – Livestock (AIDI) programs funded by CGIAR for services to be performed in the country of Zambia.
Firms invited by Venture37 (hereinafter “Bidders”) to submit offers for the services described in this RFP are under no obligation to do so. The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the Proposal; Venture37 will in no case be liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the solicitation.
This Request for Proposal includes the following sections:
1. Instructions to Bidders
2. Technical Specifications
Submission of offers must be completed in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and complete offers must be received by the date and time indicated.
All correspondence and/or inquiries regarding this RFP must be requested in accordance with the enclosed Instructions to Bidders.
Land O’Lakes Venture37 (www.landolakesventure37.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping communities around the world thrive through agriculture. We strengthen economies by improving local agriculture, help agribusinesses create jobs, and link farmers to markets. We deliver integrated solutions that help build and improve food and agriculture systems by providing solutions for more competitive markets, more resilient systems, more nutrition-secure communities, and more inclusive societies.
Venture37’s long-standing affiliation with Land O’Lakes, Inc. (www.landolakes.com) sets us apart. Land O’Lakes Inc. is one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives. It supports Venture37 project implementation with 100 years of experience in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs, and agricultural insights and technologies. This gives our development projects a unique global view of agriculture, food, and the power of well-functioning market systems. Land O’Lakes, Inc. supports these efforts as part of its enterprise purpose of Feeding Human Progress at home and around the world.
Under the CORE program, Venture37 is working to foster vibrant, sustainable cooperative ecosystems in Zambia, in which self-managed cooperatives and all their members flourish economically and socially. Through CORE, Venture37 will take a localized and market-responsive approach, engaging market actors, including women and youth in activity design, implementation, and measurement to tailor activities to their unique needs while strengthening their capacity to create sustainable solutions.
Under the AIDI program, Venture37 is supporting the implementation of a series of rapid impact interventions aiming to ensure that smallholder farmers in key food production areas of sub-Saharan Africa have the information and innovation they need to offset the increase of food, fuel and fertilizer prices brought on by the war in Ukraine. The initiative aims to support resource-poor smallholder farmers and micro, small and medium size enterprises in the poultry sector to increase production and productivity through access to know-how, vaccinations, improved breeds, and financing mechanisms.
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