BID NO: 72/2021 – EVALUATING THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, IMPACT AND COST BENEFIT OF THE WCDOA FOOD GARDEN PROGRAMME
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) originally defined Food Security as a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active healthy life (FAO, 1996). The global community committed through the Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030. FAO (2021) reports some drivers that derail the attainment of food security targets by 2030. These include climate variability, conflicts, economic slowdown and the underlying causes of poverty and persistent high levels of inequality; while Covid 19 pandemic has undoubtedly pushed more people into the food insecurity brackets.
Whilst South Africa is food secure at national level, the picture at household level is different. In 2017 almost 20% of South African households had inadequate or severe lack of access to food (Stats SA, 2017). In the Western Cape food insecurity is more prevalent among Black (51%) and Coloured (41%) population groups with inadequate access to food (Stats SA, 2017). The report also showed that 10.9% of children under five years were underweight.
Particularly high levels of food insecurity are found in Cape Town with only 47% of households never experiencing not having something to eat (Hungry Cities Report, 2018).
The WCDoA (Western Cape Department of Agriculture) recognises that urban agriculture can play an important part in alleviating food insecurity; and that space for such opportunities needs to be provided in all settlement planning.
In the third quarter of 2020 a labour force survey revealed an official unemployment rate of 21.6% of the 4.75 million population in the Western Cape Province aged 15-64 years; amounting to 612,000 unemployed. The expanded unemployment rate was 27.3%, considering those who were discouraged from looking for work. Of further concern is the fact that in the Cape Metropole, the incidence of inadequate food supply for children is higher than that of adults.
It is against this backdrop that the Western Cape Provincial Strategic Plan 2019-2024 commits to registering food insecure households on indigent registers kept by the most affected municipalities. Such registration qualifies households to apply to be selected to participate in the Food Gardening Sub-programme. In addition to being food insecure, the households must show an interest in gardening and demonstrate that they will be able to maintain a food garden.
The coordinated provision of food gardens started after the 2008 food price crisis, and an evaluation of the programme was conducted in 2014. The Management Improvement Plan that was adopted following review of the 2014 Evaluation, endorsed the following improvement objectives recommended for implementation
Six years have since passed and it is deemed necessary to take stock of the status of the Food Security sub-programme in the wake of changes that were recommended in the previous evaluation, and to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Programme.
The Food Security sub-programme intervention is driven by the WCDoA, while other key departments and agencies have supportive roles.
Since its inception, the sub-programme has aimed at enhancement of household food security through household and community food gardens. Community gardens include gardens at schools.
The intended impact of the intervention is increased levels of food security in targeted vulnerable households and communities, thereby improving general household and food security in the Province.
It is expected that food insecure households should be registered on the indigent register of the appropriate local authority, and for this reason households to be supported are selected in collaboration with the relevant municipality. In addition to being food insecure, the households must show an interest in gardening and demonstrate that they will be able to maintain a food garden. The focus of the intervention is to supply basic equipment and inputs to establish a household food garden.
In the case of community gardens, the nature and cost of the intervention is determined according to the needs and scale of the envisaged garden.
The intended outcome of the programme is established household and communal food gardens.
The project is expected to run from 01 February 2022 to 30 June 2022.
Documents are available at Casidra SOC Ltd, 22 Louws Avenue, Southern Paarl. Documents can also be obtained from Miss Tasneem Daniels via email on email@example.com and for technical enquiries contact Mr Belvin Namoobe via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents for the purpose of this bid include:
- Conditions to Submit Bid (Form CPBD 2.2 (Measured)) or Standard Conditions of Contract can be viewed on the Casidra website at www. Casidra.co.za
- Price Form, Bill of Quantities and Schedules (Form CPBD 3.2 (Measured))
- Scope of Works (Form CPBD 4)
- PPP Evaluation Form (Form CBD 5.1 (80/20)
- Bank Entity Form (Form CBD 7), unless the company banking information indicates “verified” on the CSD.
In accordance with Casidra’s Preferential Procurement Policy, BEE certified bids will receive preferential scores.
The successful bidder will be required to fill in and sign a Service Level Agreement (CPBD 8).
A compulsory briefing session will be held on 09 December 2021 from 12:30 till14:30 via Teams due to the current situation on covid-19. All bidders who will have requested for the documents will be invited.
BID DEADLINE: The closing date for the bid is 21 December 2021 strictly at 12H00.
Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name of the bidder and the inscription “EVALUATING THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, IMPACT AND COST BENEFIT OF THE WCDOA FOOD GARDEN PROGRAMME– BID NO. 72/2021” and placed in the bid box available at Reception of Casidra’s Head Office, 22 Louws Avenue, Southern Paarl. No faxed, counter-to-counter courier or posted bids will be accepted.
The following documents and fully completed and signed CBD or CPBD forms, as supplied, must be valid for a period of 60 calendar days after closure of the bid and submitted as a bid packet:
- A completed project bid form CPBD 3.2
- Unit rates for the works on the forms as supplied.
- CPBD 5.1 – A detailed company profile, including the core competencies and CV’s of project team members and relevant years of experience, contact details of three work-related references that are qualified to comment on work.
- Tax Clearance and registration on CSD is compulsory for the principle and subcontractors.
- Completed and signed PPP (CPBD 5.1), Bank Entity Form (CBD 7), unless the company banking information indicates “verified” on the CSD.
- A copy of the companies BEE certificate or sworn affidavit as required by CPBD 5.1.
All technical enquiries can be referred to Mr. B. Namoobe at (021) 863 5000 or 082 465 0524.