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Offer Deadline and Protocol: : Offers must be received no later than 4 PM local Pakistan time on July 25, 2018 by either hard or soft copy delivery to the AMD office with subject line RFQ No. AMD-098 – Shipping Services for Hybrid Shipment of Mangos at the following address:

AMD Procurement Department

5th Floor (above MCB Bank)

83-A, E/1, Main Boulevard, Gulberg III

Lahore 

For soft copy submission: solicitations@pakistan-amd.org 

Please reference the RFQ number (AMD-098) in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA

Modification: Deadline extended to July 25, 2018.

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) is a USAID funded project which aims to improve the ability of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture and livestock sectors to compete in international and national markets in the four target product lines; meat, high value and off season vegetables, mangoes and citrus. AMD will act as a catalyst for development and investment in target product lines by actively promoting cooperation and coordination amongst the value chain actors and ancillary service providers. AMD’s implementation strategy is underpinned by a strictly commercial and market driven approach with a clear focus on strengthening market access for its partner organizations, and support international marketing and sales efforts.

 

As part of its effort to support the export of mangos, the AMD project intends to send a hybrid trial shipments (Karachi to Dubai via sea and air shipment beyond Dubai to selected destinations) to reduce freight costs to existing markets and provide access to new export destinations. The proposed hybrid trial shipments aim to support Pakistani mango exporters to expand into existing markets and enter new international markets via sea shipment to Dubai and air shipment beyond Dubai.

 

For this purpose AMD requires the services of a shipping or freight forwarding company to carry out the inland transportation of cargo from processing unit to Karachi port in two 40 ft reefer containers, handling at Karachi port, sea shipment to Dubai and air shipment from Dubai to Canada (Toronto/Vancouver). The shipping company must be able to secure an NOC from the Autjorities in Dubai regarding holding the shipment in transit and must be able to maintain the cold chain at Dubai during cross docking from sea to air. Please see attachment for further details.





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