I. INVITATION TO TENDER No 21/T.USC/2021/USACCO
RE: PROVISION OF CONSULTING SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE MARKET RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FROM THE SURVEY RESULTS
UMWALIMU SACCO is a Savings and Credit Cooperative for Rwandan Teachers. Its mission is to mobilize savings in order to improve the member’s welfare through provision of appropriate, innovative, affordable and accessible financial services through different savings and loan products and non-financial services. Mobilizing a pool of savings and later be offered loans at competitive interest rates are the core activities of the Cooperative.
To achieve this mandate and some of the goals set out in its Strategic Plan for 2019– 2021; Umwalimu Sacco wishes to carry out a market Survey with a view to develop products tailored to members’ needs and preferences as per the survey results and recommendations.
Therefore, the SACCO is seeking the services of a firm to undertake the above-mentioned services as detailed in the tender document.
The prequalified bidders will obtain the Request for Proposal document from UMWALIMU SACCO Head office Street No: KG 205 ST with effect from 7/07/2021 upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of Ten thousand Rwandan francs (Frw 10,000) on account No. 010-5008448- 01- 86 of UMWALIMU SACCO opened in I&M Bank.
This tender is Quality and Cost based selection; therefore, the interested bidders shall be required to submit their proposal documents in two different offers (i.e. Technical offer and financial offer) in the sealed envelopes enclosed in a larger outer envelope clearly labeled “CONSULTING SERVICES to undertake MARKET RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT from the survey results”AS followS:
Envelop 1: Technical proposal
Labeled: “Preliminary and Technical Proposal for Consulting Services to undertake market research and product development from the survey results”.This shall contain the tenderer’s Preliminary and technical proposal in response to the tender that will be evaluated as per the technical evaluation criteria. It shall be submitted as one (1) ORIGINAL which shall be clearly marked “ORIGINAL” as appropriate and one (1) “COPY”.
Envelope 2: Financial Proposal
Labeled: “Financial Proposal for consulting services to undertake market research and product development from the survey result (Market insight for innovation and development). This shall contain the tenderer’s financial proposal duly signed, stamped, properly bound and clearly labeled “Financial Proposal – shall be submitted as one (1) ORIGINAL which shall be clearly marked “ORIGINAL” as appropriate and one (1) “COPY”.
Well detailed bids containing one original copy and two other copies with a mention of the outer envelope “Proposal for consulting services to undertake market research and product development from the survey results” shall be presented to UMWALIMU SACCO Head office in the Secretariat office in sealed envelope addressed to the Director General of UMWALIMU SACCO, P.O BOX 2257 KIGALI and Telephone: (+250) 0252580426/ 0781469546, not later than 14/07/2021at 10:00 am Local time. The public opening of the bids shall be held on the same day at 10:30am Local time in UMWALIMU SACCO Conference room. Late bids shall be rejected.
Done at Kigali, on 29/06/2021