The Palladium Group – USAID CATALYZE Ethiopia MS4G Project: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Coffee Farming Enterprises Business Management Coaching Program


Bid closing date
June 10,2022 till 11:59 PM, Nairobi time (UTC+3)
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No Specific Opening Date and time
Published on (May 27, 2022)
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Coffee Farming Enterprises Business Management Coaching Program

RFP No: CATALYZE-Ethiopia-2022-300 

CATALYZE Project: USAID CATALYZE Blended Finance Mechanism is a $250 Million, 8-year contract (5-year base period, with a single 3-year option period) which uses a facilitated partnership model to craft solutions to crowd in $2 Billion in blended finance (i.e., blended concessional and commercial finance) to USAID partner countries and initiatives. CATALYZE allows USAID Bureaus and Missions to efficiently deploy investment facilitation solutions that respond to the needs of specific sectors, issues, and geographies. Initial programs focus on education finance to implement sustainable education business models serving low-income communities, and achievement of the W-GDP objectives, but the mechanism can be applied to any development challenge or region.

MS4G Activity:

USAID CATALYZE Ethiopia: MS4G is designed to benefit the Ethiopian people, build community resilience, and strengthen rural-urban linkages, in the areas of food security and WASH. MS4G invests in developing strong relationships with private sector players, co-investing in inclusive business models, advisory services, digital solutions, and market-based initiatives that increase the resilience and sustainability of Ethiopian enterprises and employment for women and youth. 

CATALYZE MS4G uses a market systems approach to address key food security and WASH sub-system issues and impact of economic shocks, including COVID-19 and political instability by stimulating adoption, adaptation, broad expansion, and responsive institutionalization and scaling of approaches and business models to transform the lives of Ethiopians.

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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact — the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.


The purpose of the RFP is to select multiple business advisory service providers (BASPs) to support 40 farm enterprises SMEs food security companies in Ethiopia to create a vibrant network of BASPs to support the growth of farm enterprises. This RFP has two parts, part I is technical support to 150 Farm Enterprises and part II is to support 40 Farm Enterprises with Business Advisory Service Provider support. INTERESTED BIDDERS MUST BID ON BOTH PARTS I& II (NO PARTIAL BIDDING)


MS4G in partnership with the Ethiopia Cup of Excellence (CoE)seeks business service providers on a pay-for-rewards basis to support the pre-selected 150 Farm Enterprises involved in growing and selling specialty coffee for exports and domestic consumption.  The selected BASP will conduct an initial assessment and provide two types of support for the selected Farm Enterprises. The first support will include providing post-harvest management, digital literacy, and marketing training to 150 of the short-listed Farm Enterprises.  The second support entails providing business management support for 40 Farm Enterprises including those who won the Cup of Excellence 2022 competition.

The goal of the assignment is to ensure that CoE shortlisted and winning coffee Farm Enterprises are able to fully exploit the domestic and international market linkages created by the CoE through organizational development for top-line enterprise growth. More detailed information is found in the RFP.

Important notes for interested bidders:

RFP is released on May 25,2022 on CATALYZE website business portal, interested bidders can access the RFP by clicking the link below

1)   Questions Deadline: Bidders can submit their question/s electronically to: till June 02,2022 till 02:00 PM East Africa Time or Nairobi time (UTC +3)

2)   Virtual bidders conference: June 06,2022 at 10:00-11:00AM, Nairobi time (UTC +3)

3)   Submission: The technical proposal and cost proposal can be in one for the following ways


With two separate emails through, one for technical proposal and one for cost proposal with the RFP number RFP-CATALYZE-Ethiopia-2022-0299 in the subject lines

Hard Copy:

Proposal must be in separate sealed envelopes as technical and financial proposal to our office located at Africa Avenue, Noah Plaza First Floor, Next to Boston Day Spa. Mark envelopes with the RFP number RFP-CATALYZE-Ethiopia-2022-0299 and offeror’s name.

4)   Closing Date and Time June 10,2022 till 11:59 PM, Nairobi time (UTC+3)

5)   Late bid submission will not be considered.

6)   The company has the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

All interested bidders can


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