German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation


The project, “Pro SOIL” aims to implement sustainable approaches to the protection and rehabilitation of degraded soils, including soil fertility, in selected areas of India. In total, an area of 153.000 ha which has previously been under watershed development programmes is being covered in the five districts of Maharashtra (Ahmednagar, Amravati, Dhule, Jalna and Yavatmal) and two districts of Madhya Pradesh (Balaghat and Mandla). The chemical soil properties are being tested and IT-based advisory services provided directly to farmers. These advisory services will include recommendations regarding the selection of crops, fertilizer recommendations, increased resilience of farmer through climate relevant timely and local agro-advisories, direct resolution to farmer queries by Agriculture Scientists, multilingual platform etc among others. The implementation of the project is jointly carried out by GIZ and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in India. The project furthermore aims to set up knowledge networks between science and practice to share good practices. Out of these dialogues, recommendations are to be generated on how to furthermore promote the stronger practice of soil protection, rehabilitation and soil fertility management. NICESSM ( is a tablet and web based knowledge management system adopted NICESSMfor soil protection and rehabilitation purposes and as monitoring system. NICESSM has been developed and updated to version-2 in year 2016 and being continuedly improved as per changing requirement for the partners and farmers

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under its ProSoil Project invites bids from potential consultancy firms for WhatsApp integration in niceSSM application.
The purpose of the assignment is to provide support to MANAGE, government of India to register farmers in the project locations through digital mediums during social distancing times. We do not encourage direct interaction or field interaction till CORONA situation persists in the region. Use maximum digital tools such as social media, digital marketing for promotion of niceSSM mobile app designed for farmers to tell about its benefits and useful ness for their work and get them registered. The vendor should ensure social distancing is maintained during the implementation of the activity and data protection and privacy is adhered as well. The vendor need to ensure that gender equilibrium is maintained and minimum 20% women are registered on the platform during registration process..

Please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

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

  • The Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Firms
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts

Tender timelines are:

  • 11th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020

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.