Terms of Reference for the Development of a Business Plan for an Existing Integrated Mechanized Agric Farm on 20 hectares in Ogun State

Introduction:

This document outlines the terms of reference for a consultant to develop a comprehensive business plan for an existing integrated Mechanized agricultural farm located in Ogun State, Nigeria. The farm is currently operational but desires to expand its operations and increase its profitability.

Objectives:

The primary objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive and well-defined business plan that will guide the farm’s operations and growth over the next five years. The business plan should be:

  • Realistic and achievable: Based on sound market research, financial analysis, and operational feasibility.
  • Actionable: Providing clear and concise strategies for achieving the farm’s goals.
  • Financially viable: Demonstrating the farm’s ability to generate sustainable profits.
  • Scalable: Adaptable to accommodate future growth and expansion.

Consultant Responsibilities:
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Data Collection and Analysis:
      • Gathering data on the farm’s current operations, including financial statements, production records, and market trends.
      • Conducting market research to identify target markets, customer needs, and competitive landscape.
      • Analyzing the farm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).
    • Business Plan Development:
      • Developing a comprehensive business plan with the following sections:
        1. Executive Summary
          1. Introduction to the business
          2. Mission statement
          3. Objectives and goals
          4. Key highlights of the business plan
        2. Company Description
          1. Overview of the business
          2. Legal structure and ownership
          3. Location and facilities
          4. Services offered
        3. Market Analysis
          1. Target market and customer segmentation
          2. Analysis of the local market in Melville
          3. Competitor analysis
          4. Market trends and opportunities
        4. Marketing and Sales Strategies
          1. Marketing objectives and strategies
          2. Pricing strategy
          3. Promotion and advertising plans
          4. Sales forecast and projections
        5. Organizational Structure and Management
          1. Management team and key personnel
          2. Roles and responsibilities
          3. Staffing and hiring plans
          4. Training and development programs
        6. Service Offerings
          1. Detailed description of services provided
          2. Pricing structure and packages
          3. Service delivery process
          4. Quality control measures
        7. Financial Projections
          1. Start-up costs and funding requirements
          2. Sales forecast and revenue projections
          3. Break-even analysis
          4. Cash flow projections
          5. Profit and loss statements
          6. Balance sheet
        8. Implementation Plan
          1. Timeline and milestones
          2. Resource allocation and budgeting
          3. Operational plans
          4. Risk assessment and contingency plans
        9. Conclusion
          1. Summary of the business plan
          2. Future growth and expansion plans
          3. Request for funding or investment, if applicable
        10. Appendices
          1. Supporting documents, such as market research data, resumes, and permits/licenses
          2. Financial statements and projections
          3. Contracts or agreements
          4. Other relevant information or references ensuring the business plan is consistent with the farm’s mission, vision, and values.
          5. Presenting the business plan to the farm’s management team for feedback andapproval.
      • Implementation Support:
        • Assisting the farm in implementing the business plan.
        • Providing ongoing support and guidance to the farm’s management team.

Deliverables:

      • A comprehensive and professionally written business plan in both soft and hard copy.
      • A financial model with detailed projections.
      • A presentation summarizing the key findings and recommendations of the business plan.

Timeline:
The project is expected to be completed within 4 weeks. The consultant will submit a detailed
work plan and timeline for approval at the start of the project.

Qualifications:

      • The consultant should have experience in developing business plans for agricultural businesses.
      • A strong understanding of the agricultural industry (crop & livestock) in Nigeria.
      • Proven analytical and financial modeling skills.
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Compensation:
Compensation for the consultant will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.

Confidentiality:
The consultant will be required to maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained during
the course of this project.

How to apply:
Send your CV and a Proposal in one document to the email below by December 18, 2023, no later
than 5pm, addressed to the contact information below:

soscv.procurement@sos-nigeria.org.

The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
12B Abu Obe Street
Gwarinpa, Abuja.

Note that the submission of false information will lead to an automatic disqualification, and only shortlisted proposals will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria reserves the right to accept or reject any application without giving any reasons

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