Expression of Interest : Landscaping Research – Supply Chain Finance

FSD Africa (FSDA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) are intending to collaborate to carry out landscaping research on supply chain finance markets in East Africa and Ethiopia and wish to appoint a consultancy firm to carry out this work.  The research will focus on access to finance in selected, export- and import-oriented supply chains.

FSDA is a non-profit company which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and in the economies they serve. It provides know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to African businesses and households.

TMEA is an East African multi-donor funded, not-for-profit organisation, established in 2010 to promote trade and prosperity in East Africa. TMEA combines a regional approach with national-level interventions (through its country network of offices) and works closely with East Africa institutions, national governments, and private sector and civil society organisations.

The research will determine the existing supply and demand for trade finance solutions and primary constraints that inhibit access to and supply of finance.  It will focus on three vertical markets – textile manufacturing, construction and aquaculture. Full details on the scope of the research can be obtained from here.

This call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is aimed at consultants and/or firms with relevant skills and expertise in supply chain finance, to indicate their interest in carrying out the research.

The EOI should contain:

  • Name of individual(s)/firm and place of business, contact information
  • A short description of the consultants/firm’s expertise in relation to the project scope, including description of similar assignments
  • A short description of the manner in which you propose to perform the assignment
  • CVs of key team members proposed, tailored to the assignment
  • Daily rates, location (city, country) and availability in 2018 for all team members proposed

Consultants may associate with other individuals/firms to enhance their qualifications.

Your EOI should be emailed to FSDA at under a subject line reading “Expression of Interest: Landscaping Research – Supply Chain Finance”.  It should be received by 1200hrs (EAT) on or before 17 August 2018.

Shortlisted consultants will be invited to submit a detailed technical and financial proposal before the end of August 2018.

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