NRC Afghanistan: Tender for business consultancy for selection, monitoring and provision of technical support to SMEs

Published 23. Dec 2020|Edited 27. Dec 2020
The Norwegian Refugee Council invites potential suppliers/contractors to apply to the following tender.

Business consultancy for selection, monitoring and provision of technical support to SMEs in Herat and Mazar Provinces funded by KfW under Project ID BMZ No: 2017 67 771

Reference Number: CO-AFFM1911-01/2020

Deadline for submission
24 January 2021, time: before 15:00 (local time).

Tender's subject
NRC will provide financial and technical support to small companies, who plan on expanding their businesses in a way that creates new jobs, over a period of one year. In exchange, these companies must commit to hiring NRC’s target population, i.e. IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities. NRC will support new SMEs every year – i.e. four cycles of support over the four-year project duration.

Each company will be financially supported for up to one year, but may receive technical support for longer. Companies will be required to guarantee they will employ beneficiaries for at least one year, whilst their employment and business performance will be monitored for two years (starting from the signature of the contract between NRC and the supported SME).

Companies will also be required to contribute at least 40 per cent of the total budget required for the business set-up/expansion in order to be eligible, and will be required to place this capital in a new bank account, which NRC is allowed to monitor, and where NRC will also deposit its funding.

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Contact details

Download the full tender notice (English) here. Further information concerning the tender is available and can be requested through

Download Bid Bulletin #1 here.