A technical proposal


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A technical proposal in response to RFTP No. Malawi 86-002
Portion of title:
RFTP No. Malawi 86-002
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127 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. +
University of Florida
University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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Agricultural extension work -- Malawi   ( lcsh )
Agricultural systems -- Research -- Malawi   ( lcsh )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Statement of Responsibility:
by the University of Florida.
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Cover title.
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General Note:
"14 March 1986."

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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oclc - 756679997
lcc - S544.6.A6 1986
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To: Dr. H. L. Popenoe; Director
University of Florida
International Ptograms
3028 McCarty Hall
Galnesville, Florida 32611

Subject: Malawi Agricultural Research and Extension
RFTP No: Malawi 86-002

We are very pleased to'inform you that University of
selected as one of three Best Qualified Institutions
evaluation of your proposal submitted in response to

It is the intention of
institution of each of
May to conduct further

April 21, 1986

(MARE) Project,

Florida has been
based upon the
the subject RFTP.

the Evaluation Committee to visit the lead
the Best Qualified bidders for three days during
institutional assessment.

The Committee is composed of six individuals, three officials of the
Government of Malawi Ministry of Agriculture, and three representatives
of AID. The Committee is under the Chairmanship of Arnold Radi,
Agriculture Development Officer, USAID/Lilongwe.

Based upon the results of the site assessments, the Committee will make
recommendations for the final selection of the institution for the MARE
Project o/a May 20. The Committee will then return to the selected
institution from May 23 25 to hold a Candidate Assessment Center (CAC)
for all proposed candidates, at the conclusion of which they will make
final selection of the long term technical assistance team (see page 71
section M of the RFTP). Once selected, the chosen institution will be
requested to prepare a cost proposal based upon the RFTP, the technical
proposal submitted, and the final candidates selected.

The main foci of the site visit will be to explore further elements of
your technical proposal, and to interact with key individuals who
represent institutional policies and commitments to international
development, who have had a direct role in developing the technical
proposal and commitments, and who will have a direct or supportive role
in contract implementation. At least one appropriate individual from
consortium and cooperating institution headquarters is encouraged to be
present for the site visit. In addition, one day of the visit will be
set aside for interaction with one candidate of your choice for each of
the long term positions; that is seven candidates should be available for
the same full day of the visit. Inability to produce this candidate
sample may adversely affect the evaluation of your proposal.

In preparation for the site assessment, the Committee requests you
prepare the following:

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-In-depth presentations of the institution's understanding of and
experience with FSR inCudi both technical and management aspects,
accomplish iht ~nbTems encounter d, and problem solutions developed.
Specific reference nt and prior projects should be a part
of these presentations

- In-depth presentations of the institution's suggested strategy,
approach, and intended workplans for contributing tQ FSR/E implementation__
in Malawi, indicating the unique institutional contribution anticipated,
and the use of institutional linkages;

- In-depth presentations of the institution's approach to assuring full
integration and accountability of long-term TA personnel to the MOA,
including considerations of guidance of individual workplan development,
TA supervision and performance appraisal, and technical and
administrative support without the customary position of Chief of Party.
Plans for fielding both long and short-term personnel, and for any
required supplementations of those already proposed should be included.

- Clarification and reaffirmation of your full long-term candidate pool.
This should include obtaining new, written reverification from each
member of the pool as to continuing interest and availability, specific
earliest availability date, reconciliation of CV information with any
summary data provided, specific biographical data in response to the
third sub-criterion of Evaluation Criterion Number 3, p. 75 of the RFTP,
and data in support of effectiveness working with and transferring skills
to counterparts. Availability of all candidates for the CAC should also
be confirmed. We realize the intended dates fall on the Memorial Day
Weekend, and are sorry for the inconvenience, but are facing time and
travel constraints which leave us no option.

In preparing for the above areas of focus, please include appropriate
individuals from the institution's overall administration, the office of
international programs, the school of agriculture, relevant departments,
and support offices. The Committee would like to meet specifically with
the Chief Executive Officer of the institution, the head of international
programs, the intended campus coordinator, the head of the school of
agriculture, the chairpersons of all departments with disciplines
reflected on the TA team, and those responsible for necessary support

The Con,.ittee's tentative schedule calls for visits to the three Best
Qualified Institutions of 3 days each, as follows:

May 6 8;
May 10 13 (excluding Sunday);
May 16 19 (excluding Sunday)

Yours is scheduled for May 6-8

Mr. David Levine will be assisting the Evaluation Committee in preparing
for and conducting the site assessments. To facilitate your
understanding of and preparation for the Team's visit to your University,
Mr Levine will contact you o/a April 25 to confirm dates and times, to
provide further details of the Committee's approach and interests, to
identify any institution-specific emphases and to outline the CAC
process. His role is to structure the visits for the Committee, assist
them during the actual process, and to facilitate the CAC.

We look forward to meeting with you soon.

Clement J. Bucher
Regional Contracting Officer