Call for Proposals: Construction of Livestock shelters for Communal Farmer organisation

Conservation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 17 August, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Conservation South Africa (CSA), as a local affiliate of Conservation International (CI), is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development—one that considers and values nature at every turn. CSA is working with the Adaptation Fund to pioneer direct access climate finance to increase resilience in rural communities. This call focuses on CSA’s collaboration with Concordia Landbou Boereverenging (CLB) to climate proof their livestock production system.

CSA seeks a service provider to construct multi-purpose climate resilient shelters. 

Specific deliverables are as follows:

  • Construct One (1) prototype Climate Smart livestock shelter fitted with water harvesting technology and rain gauges to be approved by a recognised construction body before the balance of the shelters are built
  • Construct twenty-three (23) Climate Smart small livestock shelters fitted with water harvesting technology and rain gauges like the approved prototype on the farms of 23 CLB members as selected by the farmer organisation
  • Transport all materials to each site, and then construct the shelter on a site as identified by farmer
  • Obtain a basic maintenance and environmental waste management plan from the service provider to be handed to each beneficiary and guidance given on how to maintain the shelter (A how-to guide)
  • Deliver on-site training with members and herders to focus on water harvesting techniques and measuring rainfall as well as maintenance of the shelters as detailed in the maintenance plan
  • Erect five (5) rainwater harvesting tanks of 5 000 liters each in the open commonage at locations selected by the farmer organisation to serve members of farmer organisation and broader community members
  • Complete two written reports:
    • After the completion of the prototype detailing how it was constructed and approved by designated body and
    • the final report after the construction of the 23 shelters detailing the training and overall construction of the shelters

Skills Required

  • Contractor to be familiar and compliant with both with CSA construction policy and basic Environmental and Social Policy Principles as outlined by the Adaptation Fund (both docs will be shared with applicants)
  • A proven track record in construction/built environment particularly shelters
  • Knowledge and context of the area of project implementation (Namakwaland District Municipality)
  • Be able to train farmers in Afrikaans on the maintenance of shelters and use of rainwater harvesting technology

Duration of services: August 2018 to 31 March 2019 (9 months).
Delivery Date: Completion date for construction of 24 Shelters is 31 March 2019.

Reporting requirements: 

The service provider will be required to submit two reports during the consultancy, as shown above under the section titled “Specific Deliverables” outlined above. Review of project progress will include site visits from Facilitating Agency (CSA) and M+E report on progress on site.

Available Resources and Right Access: 

The consultant team will have access to relevant project information generated during the detailed project proposal development.


By accepting this invitation to take part in the bid process, you agree to keep in confidence all information provided to you, whether written or oral, in relation to the bid process and/or in relation to the organisation’s business generally which is not already in the public domain, to use it only for the purposes of this bid and for no other reason and not to disclose any of the said information to any third party.

Bid Process: 

Applications responding to this Request for Proposals (RFP) are due, via e-mail, by 16h00 on Friday, 17 August 2018 and should be made to Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The application should include:

  • A proposal including the qualifications, experience and capacity of the applicant/s;
  • Three referees relating to similar work provided;
  • Details of any added value that the applicant could bring to the contract;
  • A project work outline for achieving the deliverables under this RFP;
  • A tax clearance certificate and BBBEE certificate;
  • Signed confirmation that the applicant agrees to accept the terms and conditions of the contract as described in this RFP.
  • A cost breakdown for the delivery of the services indicated in consultancy deliverables (please note that this project is donor funded and thus reasonableness of the cost will be a factor in selection of the successful proposal due to budget constraints)

Upon approval of the proposal, the successful service provider will be required to sign a service contract.

Inquiries should be directed to

Applicants who have received no response within 7 days of the closing should kindly assume that their bid was unsuccessful. CSA reserves the right not to appoint a service provider if the applicants do not meet the required standards.

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