Call for Proposals - Drip Pool Programme Gujarat


C&A Foundation is looking for an organisation to develop a case study to document the lessons learned from the Drip Pool Programme for Cotton in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. Completed proposals must be submitted to by 05.30 PM, Thursday, 23 December 2016.

Note that C&A Foundation has extended the deadline from 15 December to 23 December.

C&A Foundation is a corporate foundation here to transform the fashion industry. We do this by providing financial support, expertise, and networks to enable brands, NGOs and other changemakers to make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches.

As a corporate foundation, we share the same heritage, values and approach to sustainability as the global retailer C&A. And we work closely to find the best ways to drive change together.

C&A Foundation catalyses positive, lasting change by:

  • Demonstrating self-sustaining models and methodologies to transform businesses and supply chains
  • Strengthening platforms and institutions to enable industry-wide change
  • Advocating for policy and behaviour change though the value chain, from supplier to consumer

About the Drip Pool Programme for Cotton

C&A Foundation, through its partner CottonConnect, funded Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSPI) – an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)- to manage a revolving loan fund in the state of Gujarat. The fund provides interest free loans as gap funding to cotton farmers, who can't take advantage of the existing government subsidy. The loan covers 40% of the cost of the drip irrigation unit. The balance 40% of the cost is funded through Gujarat Green Revolution Company Limited (GGRC) and the remaining 20% is borne by the farmers themselves. The total capital requirement for installation of drip in one acre of land is about INR 50,000 (686 Euros). The loan from the revolving fund is provided for a maximum land area of 2 acres.

Submission Requirements

  • The technical and financial proposals to be submitted separately by 05.30 PM (IST), Thursday, 23th December 2016 to Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Questions should be sent to the same email by 20th December, 2016.
  • The technical proposal should not be more than 10 pages. CVs, credentials and brief samples of previous work can come as an annex.
  • The financial proposal should give the break-up of the cost for both professional fees and out of pocket expenditure

For full details, and submission format please refer to the full call for proposals.