Request for Information (RFI) USAID/Bangladesh, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office Potential Advancing Good Governance and Accountability Activity

Posting Date:
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:
All Interested

Respondents/Parties:
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
Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development


Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Bangladesh USAID-Dhaka

Estimated Funding: $800,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects

Additional Information of Eligibility:
A.

Eligibility Requirements Applicants for the CYFAR must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA.

Applications may only be submitted by Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, Central State University, and West Virginia State University; 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities; the University of the District of Columbia; and 1994 Land-Grant Institutions.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Only one application per land-grant institution will be accepted.

Current CYFAR SCP grantees may submit an application for a new project; however, if the same community site is being used, a justification must be provided (see Part IV § B of this RFA).

Only CYFAR SCP Joint Projects may be considered for center of excellence (COE) designation.

See Part IV § B.

of this RFA for additional requirements that eligible applicants must meet to be considered a center of excellence.

Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award.

For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – duplicate or multiple submissions is not allowed.

NIFA will disqualify both applications if an applicant submits duplicate or multiple submissions.

For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
mmhussain@usaid.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2021-01-19

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2021-03-10




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