Call for Expression of Interest to On-Board Small Growing Food Processors on the Food Enterprises for a Developed Zambia (FED) Programme Tender at TechnoServe – in Zambia


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Call for Expression of Interest to On-Board Small Growing Food Processors on the Food Enterprises for a Developed Zambia (FED) Programme

Context
Technoserve is an International Non-Governmental Organization headquartered in Virginia with operations in 29 countries including Zambia. We work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive businesses, farms and industries. TechnoServe Zambia is implementing a three-year project with support from the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida). The Food Enterprises for a Developed Zambia (FED) programme has the mandate to contribute to the improved efficiency, profitability and growth of small and medium food processing enterprises which will lead to a stronger and more resilient food processing sector in the country.

Among its core deliverables, the FED programme will work to increase revenues and marketable volumes and create or retain jobs for 100 SME food processing enterprises, 50% of which will be led or owned by women. It is envisaged that the project will also impact other beneficiaries indirectly including value chain retailers, customers, suppliers and their employees and family members of each

In order to achieve its objectives and results, the programme will carry out three main activities: 1) sector wide training (SWTs): 2) customized business and technical assistance and 3) access to finance. These activities will improve the efficiency, profitability and growth of food processing SMEs and contribute to a stronger and more inclusive sector

Selected enterprises will be taken through a rigorous customized technical assistance programme. Businesses that successfully complete the technical assistance may be eligible to receive in-kind grants to cushion business related expenses.

Technoserve therefore invites small growing businesses (SMEs Cooperatives, etc.) to submit their Expressions of interest to participate in the FED Programme.

Technical assistance programme
To qualify for the programme, clients must provide an overview of their business operations including structure of the business, annual revenue, staff, etc. The business should also provide its vision for growth in the recommended profile format which can be requested by sending an email to [email protected] .

Targeted Geographical Coverage
The FED programme will work with entrepreneurs in 7 Provinces (Central, Copperbolt, Eastern, Lusaka, North Western, Southern and Western provinces). Submissions from provinces not listed will not be considered.

Submission Procedure

If your business meets the above requirements, please submit your business concept via email to, Alan Mwamulombe at [email protected] . For more information, call Chanda Mutale on 0765024863 or Joseph Simukoko on 0977312770

PLEASE NOTE : you can also contact the Senior Cooperative Officers or Cooperative Inspectors under the Ministry of Trade Commerce and Industry (MCTI) in your district for assistance with how to submit this Expression of Interest.

Deadline for submission is 14 days from the date of publication of this call.

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