Local Market Mapping Consultant
1.1 Palestinian federation of industries (PFI)
The Palestinian Federation of Industries (PFI) is the national institution represents the Palestinian industrial sector through its federated associations. Founded in 1999 as a permanent private sector organization, PFI facilitates industrial development as the basis for economic performance. PFI’s representational role is to educate, advocate, and communicate the value of a developed, socially responsible and globally competitive industry, in addition to develop industrial effective policies that serve the industrial interests and contribute in the national economy improvement.
The industrial sectors represented in PFI: food industries, stone and marble, construction, metal and engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, wood and furniture, leather, traditional and craft, paper, plastic, textile, Renewable energy industries, and the aluminum industry.
- Project Background
PFI, PalTrade, and PSC are partnering to implement the project titled “Creating a Competitive Edge of the Palestinian MSMEs in the Local and Potential Export Markets” in West Bank and Gaza. The Project aims to increase the capacity of MSMEs by targeting selected priority sectors/products to increase their market share locally and internationally and will focus on improving the competitiveness of a selected number of companies.
- Project profile
- Beneficiary’s background
35 MSMEs from the different industrial sectors in West bank and Gaza , The main sectors are : Food, Stone and Marble, paper , Metal, Cosmetics, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Textile and Garment , see the Beneficiary’s list in annex 1 at the last page.
- Objectives of the study:
-The mapping study will help to identify opportunities that can be made available to companies in the local market by refining their products. In addition, the mapping will support the companies to design activities that can target these opportunities in the local market.
-The market study will identify industry products, which have strong opportunities to be marketed locally. It will seek to identify products, which have a high return on investment, and offer stable prices all year round. The study will put forward recommendations of industry products, which will bring significant increases to the sales of SMEs
- Scope of work:
- Examine the challenges and potential opportunities open to local market for selected products.
- Assess the access to raw materials needed to produce the goods.
- Assess quality and range of products, production times/capacity, workforce- including size and capacities, administration/management practices, inventory etc.
- To collect relevant secondary and primary data on identified value chains that will include opportunities and challenges, quantities, prices, core actors, including role of main marketing institutions.
- To map out the flow of demand and supply of value chain selected products (products can be grouped).
- To provide a detailed analysis of the market opportunities in the local market for the various products that can be maximized, including linkages with local markets key players, locations, quantities, main competitors, barriers to competitiveness, quality management.
- To recommend upgrading strategies for the at least three sector value chains, outlining future strategic interventions, policy and practice advocacy areas that can improve the competitiveness of the selected products.
- To obtain baseline information which could help to track progress towards the project outcomes and finally check the project impact.
- Analyze current market trends in terms of market demand and supply, price-scheduling mechanisms, market determinant factors, and government market regulatory and control mechanisms.
- A structured analysis of quantitative and qualitative data available for respective market;
- Analysis of the competitive environment and evaluation of the positioning:
- Consumer behavior;
- Market segments and targets;
- Comparison of the offer with that of its competitors, for the identified segments;
- Analysis of profitability by product
- Visualizing the current Business Model.
- Quick analysis of one product from each target company (see Annex I below ), what is the problem facing this product and recommendations about it
- Illustrate the range of positions that a product can take in a market based on two dimensions that important to customers.
- Identify opportunities that can be made available to companies in the local market by refining their products.
- Identifying gaps with recommendations.
- Identifying products problems and recommendations.
- The CV(s) of the Service Provider proposed will have to match the following developing the study:
- Education: University degree in Management, economics, development studies, Marketing or related subject(Master Degree)
- Language skills: Fluent in both English and Arabic, but specifically exceptionally flawless in English reading and writing with specifics to Business-English style and terminology.
- Computer skills: standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
- Number of years of experience: minimum 10 years
- Experience in the private sector, with knowledge and practical application of market studies
- Experience and strong skills in conducting quantitative and qualitative studies/ researches and data analysis in the industry sector.
- Excellent communication, facilitation and report writing skills.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Extensive knowledge of local and regional market trends.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills
- Other skills: not applicable
- Demonstrable experience conducting similar studies/ capacity assessments of/for the industry sector.
- Other experience: international experience is considered a plus
DURATION, TIMELINE AND REPORTING
The level of effort for this assignment will be 50 working days. The commencement date of this assignment is expected to be November 12th 2018, and ending with the acceptance of the final report.
All deliverables should be submitted to Mr. .Rami Kakaban at [email protected] .
- Terms and Conditions
Interested consulting companies are requested to adhere to the following terms and conditions:
- Technical and financial offers should be received by hand two sealed separated envelopes one for the technical including the RFP documents signed and stamped and on for the financial offer and both titled with RFP # 58/10-2018 before 02:00 PM Palestine time on Monday 05/11/2018 to PFI office in Ramallah- AL-Bireh-Holland Steet. –Ansa Malek BLDG, 1st floor Prices should be submitted in US dollars including VAT.
- The financial offer should include the total price breakdown for each deliverable.
- Payments are subject to the Palestinian taxation law.
- PFI will cover the payments based on the deliverables and time frame for the assignment, and only if the deliverable has been approved by the beneficiary and the project manager.
- PFI will award the assignments to the consultant who technical offer will be most responsive to requests technical requirement; the final evaluation will be based on both technical and financial criteria as the below table.
- Passing scores for both technical and finical is 70/100
For more inquiries contact us in written email at [email protected] and by replying to the invitation email you will receive from this email, no inquiries will be taken over the phone. Deadline for receiving inquires is Sunday 28/10/2018, at 12:00 PM Palestine time.
PFI has the right to cancel or reissue the RFP for unforeseen circumstances
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