TENDER FOR PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

Agribusiness incubation Trust (AgBIT) Ltd is Zambia’s pioneer agribusiness incubator. AgBIT Ltd is unique public-private-partnership consortium bringing together the business, research and university communities to provide the requisite ecosystem that is critical to enabling the sustainable takeoff and growth of start-up ventures. AgBIT Limited was established in April 2012 and registered as a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee with the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) in the Republic of Zambia under the Companies Act, Cap 388 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Incubator takes leadership in the commercialization of available agribusiness technologies, providing strong business mentorship to SMEs, linking smallholders to markets, strengthening the supply chain, and delivering quality business development services to SMEs and producers alike.

AgBIT is currently implementing a four-year project funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) under the Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) program through the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

To enhance independent financial reporting and accountability, AgBIT now seeks the services of an experienced Auditor for two years for the Financial Years 2014 to 2015. Interested auditing firms/practitioners are requested to submit their bids in sealed envelopes, together with a booklet containing information about the firm’s profile which should include the date of establishment; list of clients audited to date; relevant working experience of principal partners, technical proposal on audit methodology, work plan and timeline for the 2014 audit, audit process, fee structure and any other information that will assist in evaluating the proposal. Two bound copies of the bid should be sent by registered mail or hand delivered to AgBIT and dropped in the tender box at:

Agribusiness Incubation Trust Ltd

Off Great East Road, Next to SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre P.O. Box 310376 Lusaka, Zambia

The downloadable full TORs are available on the following link:

http://www.agbit.co.zm/uploads/l/6/5/3/16536096/tender and full tors to provide audit services for fv2014 and 2015 (3).pdf

Deadline for submissions is 14:00 hours on Thursday, 5th March 2015. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their authorized representatives immediately after closing at 14:00 hours. Bids received after the deadline will not be accepted. Bid envelops should be clearly marked “Tender for provision of external audit services to AgBIT Limited”