Services - 150085-2017

21/04/2017    S78    External aid programmes - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Mali-Bamako: EDF — Technical assistance for building up the capacities of the inter-branch organisation for rice in Mali

2017/S 078-150085

Prior information notice regarding the service

Republic of Mali

 1.Publication reference:


Restricted invitation to tender.

Sector-based reform contract — food, nutrition and sustainable agriculture sector (focus on rice sector and governance — 'Office du Niger').

— Budget heading: FEDF-BFEDF-
— Financing agreement FED/2016/38972.
 5.Contracting authority:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and African Integration, Europe Directorate, EDF National Authorising Officer by delegation, Bamako, MALI.
 6.Nature of the contract:

Unit-price service.
 7.Contract description:

The technical assistance assignment will involve:
• reinforcing the solidity of the inter-branch organisation for rice, particularly its structuring and that of its professional group members, its organisational and managerial functioning, its knowledge as regards the major issues/concerns in the rice sector, its advocacy skills, etc.,
• supporting dialogue between the parties involved in the rice sector.
 8.Indicative budget:

550 000 EUR.
 9.Scheduled publication date of the contract notice:

NB: the scheduled publication date of this prior information notice is 21.4.2017 at the latest.
 10.Additional information:

Not applicable.
 11.Legal basis:

Annex IV to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Community and its Member States, signed in Cotonou on 23.6.2000, as amended in Luxembourg on 25.6.2005 and in Ouagadougou on 22.6.2010. Reference is made to Annex IV as revised by Decision No 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20.6.2014.


At least 30 calendar days must elapse between publication of this prior information notice and publication of the corresponding contract notice.

Applications or requests for information must not be sent at this stage.