The East African Community in partnership with TradeMark East Africa is implementing East African Community Sanitary and Phytosanitary Information sharing platform. The platform aims at sharing information among all SPS agencies in the region. This platform will be at a central point at the EAC where all data will be shared and relevant access will be given to the partner states. The platform focusses on amalgamation of information from all agricultural sectors regulated by the SPS agencies. These are:
- Plants and plant material
- Fisheries and;
TradeMark East Africa has been working with EAC SPS agencies at a national level to develop and implement the Information Management System for regulation of agricultural material in the plant, Livestock, fisheries and Agro-inputs sectors. TMEA in partnership with the EAC-SPS program is now seeking to develop a Regional Information Management System that will integrate to all the Partner States National SPS regulatory Information Management Systems(IMSs).
The main objective for TMEA in supporting the above agencies in automating their regulatory functions and trade procedures was to reduce the cost and time taken in the pre-clearance and clearance processes of import/export of Agricultural products/materials. This attribution to time and cost reduction is also accomplished through the integration of the SWIFT portals to their respective National electronic Single Window system.
In collaboration with EAC and SPS partners TMEA is now supporting the development of the EAC SPS regional information sharing platform.
TMEA intends to support the ICT infrastructure for hosting the EAC SPS Information sharing platform and will be contracting a firm mainly to supply and setup the hardware and software infrastructure as per the specifications provided.
The contracted firm will be expected to deliver:
- Supply of all the equipment as per the annex attached to EAC HQ office in Arusha – Tanzania.
- Professional setup and installation of the hardware and software as per international practice and standards.
- Provide required training to EAC technical staff on operation, support and maintenance of supplied hardware and software.
- Provide maintenance services based on the signed off implementation plan. This will be in line with standardized care park recommended by manufacturers.
SUBMISSION OF BIDS: Your bid (separate technical and financial proposals) shall be submitted via email only at the address firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 February 2021 latest (5.00 p.m. Nairobi time).