The United States Government, as represented by a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa and the United States Forest Service, International Programs (USFS/IP), seeks to expand the regional Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African
Regional Development Phase III (STEWARD III) Program.
STEWARD III is a forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods program focusing on trans-boundary priority zones (PZs) in the Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast.
One of these PZ3 - is the area that includes the Grebo National Forest (Liberia), the Tai National Park (Ivory Coast) and adjacent community lands where your institution has been identified as a potential partner.
The STEWARD program invites your organization to submit an application based on the attached Terms of Reference (ToR), should you wish to be considered as a partner working in PZ 3. USFS/IP has granted cooperative agreements and contracts to six different organizations to implement the STEWARD program in PZ1 (Sierra Leone Guinea) and PZ2 (Liberia and Guinea).
Clarifying questions concerning the attached ToR for the application must be submitted in writing via email to Stephanie Otis at email@example.com on or before April 30, 2012; 1700 hrs [EDT].Issuance of this invitation does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of the United States Government, nor does it commit the United States Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application.
In addition, final award(s) of any resultant cooperative agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated and committed through internal USFS/IP procedures.
While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award.
Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant and should circumstances prevent award, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant's expense.Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.