January 18, 2021 Response Due Date:
February 08, 2021 Closing time:
16:30 Hours Bangladesh Local Time Request for Information (RFI) USAID/Bangladesh, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office Potential Advancing Good Governance and Accountability Activity To:
Pursuant to FAR 5 2. 215-3 Request for Information (Oct.
1997), the United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bangladesh Mission, is issuing the subject Request for Information (RFI) from all interested public and private entities on key areas of engagement and opportunities to support the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) in improving good governance processes and accountability initiatives.
Please note that FAR 5 2. 215-3 provides as follows:
(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 3 1. 205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(b) Although "proposal" and "offeror" are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only.
It shall not be used as a proposal.
(c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of conducting market research and request comments and recommendations from stakeholders and to identify ways to strengthen good governance and accountability and improve government responsiveness to citizens needs and key priorities over the next 5 years.
Through this RFI, USAID/Bangladesh seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities to promote good governance and accountability within the public sector, including in the open governance space.
USAID welcomes information on these topics and any relevant general feedback and comments that partners may wish to share.
This RFI is issued solely for gathering information and innovative ideas for new design planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Applications (RFA).
Responses to this RFI are not applications and will not in any way be deemed to form any binding agreement with the RFI issuing authority.
This RFI will not be construed as the U. S. Government commitment to issue any solicitation, award any other instrument, or pay for any information submitted in response to this RFI request.
Respondents are directly and fully responsible for bearing all incurred expenses associated with preparation and submission of their RFI responses.
Any funding proposals submitted in response to this request will not be considered.
Responses to this notice must be received no later than the due date and time stated above in this notice.
All materials submitted will become the property of the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and will not be returned.
USAID reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for USAID’s own purposes.
While it is not the intention to make public any response to this RFI, proprietary and sensitive information must not be sent.
It is the full responsibility of interested party/ies to monitor Government Point of Entry websites, such as beta.sam.gov and Grants.gov, for release of further procurement information related to this RFI.
Responding to this RFI will not give any advantage to any organizations in any subsequent procurement.
USAID/Bangladesh will not respond or provide any feedback to any submissions, including comments or any questions included within their RFI submissions.
The main RFI submission must be in English; reference documents and links may be submitted in Bangla.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your views and innovative ideas with the USAID/Bangladesh Mission.
Sincerely, Ananciata Muyama Contracting and Agreement Officer USAID/Bangladesh