German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation Tender Notice
Development of Compendium and knowledge products for Kitchen Gardens under Soil Protection & Rehabilitation Project

The Soil Protection & Rehabilitation Project (ProSoil) under the SEWOH (‘One World - No Hunger’) initiative strives to ensure that women apply soil protection measures in independently managed Kitchen Gardens. The Kitchen Gardens under the ProSoil project focus on women at the centre of the farming system whereby all decisions regarding the crops to grow, how to grow, whether to sell or to consume is made by the women.

Through its implementation partners, ProSoil lays focus on improving the skills of the women in managing Kitchen Gardens, encouraging more women to set up the gardens, make suitable cropping choices and use sustainable agricultural practices on the gardens. Furthermore, Kitchen Gardens also provide a platform to pilot innovative agricultural practices, which have the potential for upscaling to the agricultural fields.

To promote nutrition security, Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience (FaNS) project under the SEWOH initiative reaches out to women, in farming and non-farming communities in its intervention areas to raise awareness regarding dietary diversity, household nutrition management with available resources, food content as per age and needs etc. The importance of Kitchen Gardens in meeting the required nutritional needs to maintain a healthy living is also fostered through Anganwadi centres. Specific training programmes are conducted for Anganwadi workers to raise awareness regarding nutrition practices, food diversity and hygiene.

ProSoil and FaNS projects lay a strong focus on strengthening the role of women in the project locations by improving their knowledge & access to information on soil and nutritional aspects of Kitchen Garden. To achieve this, the projects will develop need-based knowledge products targeting men and women via the respective extension agents (ex. Community Resource Person / Anganwadi workers) of each project, which will be disseminated on the NICE platform. Additionally, the development of the knowledge products is expected to facilitate cross-learnings between the project partners.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes –

  • The Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Consulting Firms
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • Annexure – i
  • Annexure – ii
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


: 17th October, 2019
: 28th October, 2019
: 4th November, 2019

: 15th November' 2019, by 17.30hrs

GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and / or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.