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PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: AFR/RFP- SCOPING /DECEMBER/2020

Dear Prospective bidder:

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not for Profit organization, established in March 2010 by the governments of the United Kingdom (UK) and Rwanda and with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Existing funders of AFR include FCDO, the MasterCard Foundation, Sweden and USAID.

AFR’s strategic focus is stimulating financial sector development by partnering with financial institutions and other stakeholders to increase access to and use of financial services. We identify and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population, and promote innovations and learning that result in sustainable change in the financial sector. Improving access to financial services for the rural poor and women is a particular focus.

AFR is guided by the making Markets work for the Poor (M4P) approach recognising that efforts to increase financial inclusion have to be market led and profitable for sustainability. AFR supports the Government of Rwanda’s development objectives by aligning all its interventions to the national policy frameworks including the Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP) II, and the National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024

Proposals should be directly responsive to all items, terms, conditions, specifications, and other documents referred to in this RFP.

  • Requests for clarifications to the contract may be submitted until Tuesday 12th January 2021
  • Interested parties should submit their proposals no later than Monday 18th January 2021

Responding bidders are advised that this solicitation does not in any way obligate AFR to make a contract award or compensate the responding firms for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of their proposals. Additionally, AFR may award a contract without conducting negotiations; all proposals should be submitted initially using your most favourable terms. AFR reserves the right to award any resultant contract to other than the offeror submitting the lowest price proposal based on technical excellence, schedule superiority or client request.

All communications regarding this RFP should be addressed via email:procurement02@afr.rw

Below is the planned procurement schedule (subject to changes):

Activity Date
a)    Advert issued Thursday 24th December 2020
b)    Request for clarifications Tuesday 12th January  2021
c)    Proposal closing date Monday 18th January 2021
d)   Evaluation process Thursday 21st January 2021
e)    Notification to bidders Tuesday 26th January 2021
f)     Contract Signature Friday 29th January 2021

Cordially,

Iyacu Jean Bosco
Ag. Country Director
Access to Finance Rwanda