Terms of Reference for Construction of Greenhouses

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is seeking to hire a contractor who will construct 13 greenhouses and purchase of equipment/tools for Backyard gardens to 13 agricultural training institutes. These Terms of Reference (ToR) serve as a request for proposals from contractor interested in construction of greenhouses. Qualifying firms are hereby invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the assignment as per activities description.

Specifications of greenhouses, Equipment and Services

The following specifications of quality should be complied with by the applying consulting firm.

  1. Greenhouses should bear a gutter height ranging from 2.5-3.0 meters, depending on sites.
  2. All Greenhouses should be fitted with first grade nets on all the sites with a polythene wrapping on their top roofs in order to control water during rain seasons
  3. All the Greenhouses should have changing rooms with doors that are lockable
  4. The polls to be used in the construction of greenhouses should be aluminum-coted (galvanized)
  5. Water tanks should not be below the capacity of 3000lts and should come from a good durable brand such as SIMTANK or KIBOKO
  6. The water tank towers can be made of bricks with concrete but must be strong enough to carry a weight above 7000lts (not less than height of 3M)
  7. The drip kits to be purchased should be a complete set with filters, gate valve, connectors and the main pipe.

Locations of Sites

The sites are located in different regions and districts in Tanzania Mainland as follows:

  • 1 site is located in Dodoma City
  • 1 site are located in Mbalizi, Mbeya
  • 2 sites are located in Kilolo and Ilula, Iringa region
  • 2 sites are located in Ilala and Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam region
  • 2 sites are located in Muleba and Karagwe, Kagera Region
  • 1 site is located in Songea, Ruvuma Region
  • 1 site is located in Sumbawanga, Rukwa Region
  • 1 site is located in Pwani Region
  • 1 site is located in Himo, Kilimanjaro Region and
  • 1 site is located in Wanging’ombe, Njombe Region

Prerequisites for the Consultancy Firm

  • At least 3 references of clients to whom the contractor offered similar services.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in greenhouses construction.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience field layout and landscaping.
  • First-hand knowledge on installation of irrigation systems.

Time Frame, Terms, Conditions and Logistics

It is expected that the commencement of the assignment with be on the week of 23rd March 2023 and will continue until 31st June 2023.

Coordination and assistance for the assignment will be provided by SAT management. The winning contractor will use their own working equipment. Any special requirements may be made available upon request and availability.

Procedures for submission of EOI

Interested innovative and qualified contractors are invited to submit their applications, which include: (1) a cover letter of expression of interest, (2) résumé/CV, (3) a brief proposal explaining how to carry out the task, including availability (4) References of clients you offered service to and (5) Financial budget detailing the costs for undertaking the assignment.  Please send your application electronically to consultancy@kilimo.org  Review of proposals starts on 13rd April to 17th March 2023. Award-giving of the assignment to a suitable contractor will be on the 23rd of March 2023. Deadline for submission will be on 10th March 2023 at 1700hrs of the East African Time. Late EOIs and portions of EOI, shall not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstances.

For more information about the project and application process please read the Terms of Reference (ToR) below.