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Terms of reference for setting up a mini quality and processing laboratory in a 20ft container for the benefit of AYITIKA, as part of the Binational project to support the Cocoa / Chocolate value chain.

Under the 11th EDF bi-national Programme, Caribbean Export along with its bi-national partners are pursuing the development of a Binational Value Chain Strategy for the Cocoa/Chocolate sector in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in order to maximize the potential export from both countries.

As part of the Strategy, ten (10) beneficiaries from the cocoa sector in Haiti and the DR were identified, (five (5) from each country), to be part of the Value Chain Project and an individual strategy/a detailed Action Plan was prepared for each, to improve its quality and international competitiveness, including possible collaborations with other international institutions.

In August 2020, Caribbean Export started with the implementation of the individual strategies and action plans for the beneficiary companies of the Project.

This consultancy has been developed in response to an immediate need for the beneficiary company AYITIKA SA.


The objective of the consultation is to provide AYITIKA with a quality and processing laboratory in a 20 ft container and also to strengthen the technical staff of the company in its use and management.

This project will consolidate and enhance the quality of cocoa from Haiti produced within AYITIKA and its partner producers. This project will make it possible to communicate on the quality of the company’s cocoa and bring more direct added value to producers.

To this end, this assignment seeks to retain the services of a consultant (s) or firm that will conduct the following activities:

  • Support AYITIKA in the implementation and development of a 20 ft container bungalow in the laboratory / chocolate factory.
  • Start-up and training of AYITIKA staff.

Kindly note that this consultancy must be conducted in French. Interested persons are kindly asked to review the full terms of reference and submit a technical and financial proposal electronically to Ileana Tejada, Senior Advisor – Private Sector Development & IP at [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is May 10th, 2021, 4:00 pm (Dominican Republic local time).