Q-4039 Tender for provision of market assessment consultancy


Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives, and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes, and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks. SHA also builds awareness of issues affecting smallholders and represent their interests at policy and institutional level.

The Assets-Based Financing For Hydroponics project is implemented in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Wajir, Makueni, and Isiolo counties (target counties). The project will target 80 small scale commercial farmers, a minimum 40% of whom will be women, to invest in hydroponics vegetable production in 40 greenhouses.

SHA Kenya require a consultant to select the most viable value chains in the target counties that will meet the overall objectives of the Asset-Based Financing for Hydroponics project. The assignment will be conducted with close collaboration with SHA Kenya and in consultation with the World Food Programme (WFP) and Hydroponics Africa Limited (HAL).

The full TOR can be found here.

Tender Process

ITT PublishedTuesday 23rd April 2024 
Closing date for clarificationsTuesday 7th May 202417.00PM EAT
Closing date and time for receipt of tendersTuesday 14th May 202417.00PM EAT
Tender Opening LocationSelf Help Africa, Nairobi 
Tender Opening Date and timeWednesday 15th May  202410.00AM EAT

How to Apply

Interested companies or individuals should submit their application by email, clearly indicating in the Subject Header “Application for Market Assessment for Wajir, Isiolo, and Makueni counties.” to [email protected] not later than 14th May 2024 17:00. The application should include;

  1. A technical proposal for carrying out the assignment which should contain
    • Motivation for this assignment.
    • The understanding of the assignment.Statement of competence and relevant experience that indicate capacity to successfully conduct this activity.
    • Proposed plan for carrying out the assignment including proposed methodology and work plan.
    • CV of applicant(s)
  2. The financial proposal including all relevant taxes.

Interested applicants are also encouraged to visit SHA website: https://selfhelpafrica.org/us/ for familiarization with the organization/project.

Late submission will not be accepted.

The applicants may request for information/clarifications or any query regarding this call for applications. Such requests must indicate the name of the applicant and shall be submitted in English via E-mail to: [email protected] on or before 30th April 2024 with the subject header “Clarifications for the Application for Market Assessment for Wajir, Isiolo, and Makueni counties”.

Responses to the questions or clarifications will be provided directly through this email by the 7th May 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Successful applicants must comply with Self Help Africa’s code of conduct and other policies found here.