Request for Proposals for Verification Services for the AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Productivity Project

Request for Proposals for Verification Services for the AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Productivity Project

Request for Proposals for Verification Services for the AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Productivity Project

Opportunity Background

Aquaculture is a rapidly growing sector in Indonesia. Aquaculture production has grown as a share of overall fish production in Indonesia from 10.6% in 1960 to 40.2% in 2014 and is expected to exceed capture fisheries production by 2026. This growth has occurred as capture fishery production has gradually leveled off and producers have transitioned into aquaculture. Indonesia will increasingly lean on aquaculture production to produce fish for future domestic consumption and export, particularly as domestic consumption per capita is estimated to double by 2030. The Government of Indonesia is currently encouraging rapid expansion in aquaculture production as capture fishery production is expected to significantly stagnate and demand for fish is expected to continue.

Opportunity structure

Project Goals and Theory of Change The AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project (the “Project”), aims to use a private sector prize competition to enhance SHF productivity to meet existing and growing demand for fish and fish products in Indonesia. The project’s objectives are the following:

  1. Increase use of key productivity-enhancing technologies by SHF.
  2. Increase incomes from shrimp and finfish production among SHF.
  3. Strengthen value chain linkages between aquaculture input providers, SHF, and off-takers, enabling sustained adoption of improved technologies that drive productivity.

To achieve these objectives, AgResults will implement a prize mechanism to award per-unit monetary prizes paid on an annual basis to Indonesian private sector competitors based on sales or rentals of eligible aquaculture technologies, specifically aerators and feeders, delivered to SHFs. In addition, the project will offer a grand prize for the three competitors that sell the most technologies over the contest period.

In addition, the project also anticipates a second prize category for finfish and shrimp hatcheries that achieve IndoGAP certification, for which the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) expects to launch a renewed certification process in 2021. This is an optional prize to be enacted if the IndoGAP process is launched during the project period and approved by the AgResults Steering Committee.

The project will take place in six provinces of Indonesia: West, East, and Central Java; West Nusa Tenggara; South Sulawesi; and South Kalimantan. This region has been selected based on the number of SHF and the poverty rates, as well as considering logistical realities.

Competitive scope

Team Leader (TL)/ Lead Verifier: A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of a professional accounting body with at least 10 years of experience in audit or work similar to this assignment. The Team Leader’s primary role will be to ensure that all aspects of this assignment are delivered with quality and per the agreed upon deadlines.

More specifically, the Team Leader will:

  • Be the principal liaison with the Project Manager and the Secretariat
  • Lead overall management of the verification team and the audit engagement
  • Understand and be able to convey the thinking behind the proposed verification system
  • Conduct thorough review of all agreed-upon deliverables.
  • Deliver high quality reports to the Project Manager and the Secretariat
  • Assist the Project Manager and the Secretariat in resolving any disputes that may arise with companies concerning the verification results
  • Ensure all verification work papers are well organized and preserved for at least 3 years after the completion of the assignment.
  • Indonesian nationals preferred.
  • In addition to the Team Leader, the Offeror may propose any combination of staff who will together fulfill the following tasks and requirements:
  • Organize, supervise and evaluate the detailed verification activities including sales audits, sales data collection, and field verification visits
  • Able to interact with the management of the competitor companies
  • Confirm the verified sales and quality reports
  • Resolve any disputes over discrepancies in company reported and audited sales
  • Ensure all audit papers are well organized and preserved
  • Indonesian nationals preferred.

DEADLINE: 15 January 2021

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