]The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in implementing the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) continues to assist CARIFORUM Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES) in increasing their export competitiveness, through the provision of trade and business intelligence as well as research and advisory services.
The Agency has recognized that despite the production of high quality goods in niche areas, the region’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) continue to struggle to find the most appropriate, cost effective distribution channels and in-market partners required to successfully penetrate markets with improved access through trade agreements such as the European Union. It is envisaged that a Distribution Channel Mapping activity will address these issues by providing firms with a clear understanding of the distribution structure in specific markets, with a focus on European Markets, and enable them to identify appropriate distribution channels for selected products in these markets. It will also provide firms with a list of potential distributors and other key partners, in an effort to increase their awareness of the business contacts and support services available in their market of choice.
Caribbean Export is therefore pleased to invite interested and eligible firms and consultants to review the Terms of Reference attached and submit technical and financial proposals for the provision of these consultancy services. Firms and individual consultants from Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries and the EU may apply.
The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:30pm EST. No late submissions will be accepted.