(Credit 4979-GH and TF010905)
MINISTRY OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE
The Government of Ghana has received financing in the amount of US$53.8 million of which International Development Association (IDA) will finance US$50.3 million and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will finance US$3.5 million toward the cost of the West Africa Region Fisheries Programme for Ghana. The Government intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, related works and consulting services to be procured under this Programme.
The Programme’s development objective is to improve the sustainable management of Ghana’s fish and aquatic resources. This objective would be achieved by:
i. strengthening the country’s capacity to sustainably govern and manage the fisheries
ii. Reducing illegal fishing
iii. Increasing the value and profitability generated by fish and aquatic resource exploitation and the proportion of that value captured by the country
iv. Developing aquaculture.
The direct programme beneficiaries include the estimated 206,000 marine and Lake Volta fishers, at least 27,000 women fish processors and over 3,000 fish farmers.
The programme will include the following components:
Component 1: Good Governance and Sustainable Management of the Fisheries. This component aims to build the capacity of the Government and stakeholders to develop and implement policies through a shared approach that would ensure that the fish resources are used in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically profitable. It will comprise the following four sub-components: (i) developing the legal and operational policy to enable the implementation of the Ghana Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Development Plan; (ii) strengthening fisheries management, including fishing rights and stakeholder-based management and ensuring necessary research activities for sustainable exploitation; (iii) aligning fishing capacity and effort to sustainable catch levels; and (iv) social marketing, communication and transparency.
Component 2: Reduction of Illegal Fishing. The component aims to reduce the illegal fishing activities threatening the sustainable management of the country’s fish resources by strengthening fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) systems.
Component 3: Increasing the Contribution of the Fish Resources to the National Economy. The component aims to identify and implement measures to increase the benefits to Ghana from the fish resources, by increasing the share of the value-added captured in the country. It will comprise the following sub-components: (i) value chain development (fresh/frozen product/trade facilitation); and (ii) fish product trade and information systems.
Component 4: Aquaculture Development. This component aims to set the framework for increased investment in inland aquaculture. It will comprise the following sub-components (i) developing the aquaculture policy and legal framework; (ii) improving the genetic quality of Tilapia fingerlings and brood-stock; (iii) catalyzing aquaculture development for medium and large scale enterprises; (iv) marketing and technical studies; and (v) support for small-scale aquaculture development.
Component 5: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Regional Coordination. The component aims to support programme implementation and regional coordination with the WARFP, ensuring that regular monitoring and evaluation is conducted and the results are fed back into decision-making and programme management.
Goods to be procured under the programme include hardware, software and communication equipment, other office equipment, stationery and consultancy services. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011).
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank’s international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced as they become available in United Nations Development Business Website, UN Development Business, World Bank external website, Ghana National Procurement Authority Website and publications in the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times News Papers in Ghana. National Competitive Bidding (NCB) will be advertised nationally in the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times, Ghana National Procurement Authority Website and the Ministry of Food & Agriculture Website.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations to prequalify/bid under ICB procedures and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts or those requiring additional information should contact the address below.
The Acting Director of Fisheries
Ministry of Food & Agriculture
P. O. Box M37
(Attn: Mr. Samuel Quaatey)
Tel: +233 (0)302.666567