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Growth-Oriented Local Development (GOLD) Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Solicitation Number: SOL-168-13-000002
Agency: Agency for International Development
Office: Overseas Missions
Location: Hungary USAID-Budapest
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SOL-168-13-000002
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Presolicitation
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Added: Jan 24, 2013 5:16 am

The United States Government, represented by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Regional Contracting Office in Kosovo, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new project entitled Growth-Oriented Local Development (GOLD) Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal of the Program is to increase economic opportunities for BiH citizens and the purpose is to increase level of growth-oriented economic activity in selected localities.


GOLD is expected to be jointly-funded by USAID and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The Program will have the following objectives and cross-cutting priorities and resources:


Objective One: Improved Local Economic Development (LED) management capacity resulting in increased number of specific initiatives resulting with increase of economic activity;


Objective Two:  Improved economic tools for economic activity, resulting in mobilization of finance through the project’s activities and an increase in the number of specific initiatives for economic activity;



Objective Three: Functioning, sustainable, transparent, institutionalized mechanisms developed that result in engaging public and private sector actors to spur economic activity, through increase in public-private partnerships;


Objective Four:  Strengthened capacity of the private sector, resulting in increased skill levels of employees in the private sector and an increase in the number of local supply chain networks and the economic value they generate.


As part of the RFP, USAID will provide the Statement of Objectives (SOO) with illustrative activities and expected results that the interested offerors shall address in their proposed Statement of Work (SOW). The offeror’s SOW will become Section C of the resultant contract.


In addition to their own unique SOW, Offerors will also be expected to submit draft five year work plan, a draft PMP, qualified key personnel, and past performance references.


USAID will issue a RFP around February 15, 2013.  Please do not consider this pre-solicitation announcement as a RFP and do not submit your proposals until the formal RFP is released.  Award of this project shall be made subject to the availability of funds.


This notice does not obligate USAID to release a solicitation or award a contract nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. In addition, final award cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed and internal USAID procedures have been completed. This notice satisfies the synopsis requirement in FAR 5.203(a).


 


 


 

Added: Jan 31, 2013 3:27 am

The draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is released for informational purposes only, with the sole purpose of providing interested offerors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content of the RFP and to submit comments on any sections of the RFP, excluding the Statement of Objectives (SOO). No comments on the SOO will be taken at this time. In addition, USAID hereby informs interested offerors that Sida’s commitment and approval of funding the GOLD procurement has not been finalized yet; approval of Sida is expected around the third week of February, 2013. At this moment, we do not plan to publish the final RFP until we have formal Sida agreement. In order to make award by September 30, 2013, interested offerors are warned that the closing date for the submission of proposals will be 5 or 6 weeks after final solicitation publication.


This notice is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This public notice does not constitute an obligation or endorsement by USAID or Sida that any donor funding or support will be provided in connection with the initiatives described above. Any planned undertakings of USAID and Sida pursuant to GOLD are subject to internal approvals, the availability of funds of each respective donor and donor regulations, as well as further agreement between USAID and Sida.

Added: Jan 31, 2013 3:28 am

The draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is released for informational purposes only, with the sole purpose of providing interested offerors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content of the RFP and to submit comments on any sections of the RFP, excluding the Statement of Objectives (SOO). No comments on the SOO will be taken at this time. In addition, USAID hereby informs interested offerors that Sida’s commitment and approval of funding the GOLD procurement has not been finalized yet; approval of Sida is expected around the third week of February, 2013. At this moment, we do not plan to publish the final RFP until we have formal Sida agreement. In order to make award by September 30, 2013, interested offerors are warned that the closing date for the submission of proposals will be 5 or 6 weeks after final solicitation publication.


This notice is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This public notice does not constitute an obligation or endorsement by USAID or Sida that any donor funding or support will be provided in connection with the initiatives described above. Any planned undertakings of USAID and Sida pursuant to GOLD are subject to internal approvals, the availability of funds of each respective donor and donor regulations, as well as further agreement between USAID and Sida.

Added: Jan 31, 2013 3:31 am

The draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is released for informational purposes only, with the sole purpose of providing interested offerors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content of the RFP and to submit comments on any sections of the RFP, excluding the Statement of Objectives (SOO). No comments on the SOO will be taken at this time. In addition, USAID hereby informs interested offerors that Sida’s commitment and approval of funding the GOLD procurement has not been finalized yet; approval of Sida is expected around the third week of February, 2013. At this moment, we do not plan to publish the final RFP until we have formal Sida agreement. In order to make award by September 30, 2013, interested offerors are warned that the closing date for the submission of proposals will be 5 or 6 weeks after final solicitation publication.


This notice is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This public notice does not constitute an obligation or endorsement by USAID or Sida that any donor funding or support will be provided in connection with the initiatives described above. Any planned undertakings of USAID and Sida pursuant to GOLD are subject to internal approvals, the availability of funds of each respective donor and donor regulations, as well as further agreement between USAID and Sida.

Added: Feb 13, 2013 2:45 am
The deadline for the submission of questions and comments on the draft RFP is Friday, February 15, 4PM Local (Budapest) Time. 
Added: Mar 06, 2013 5:53 am
The purpose of the amendment posted on 03.06.13 is to share revised draft RFP and questions & answers with interested parties. 
Added: Apr 05, 2013 5:23 am

USAID is finalizing negotiations with Sida for the GOLD procurement; therefore it is expected that the final RFP publication will take place within the next 2 weeks. Due to end of fiscal year time constraints, USAID expects that offerors will only be given four weeks for the preparation of their proposals. The final version of the RFP will not differ greatly from the current draft posted, so USAID highly recommends that offerors start preparing their proposals. 

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DRAFT RFP GOLD

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRAFT RFP GOLD
Posted Date:
January 31, 2013
Description: Draft Request for Proposal posted for comments only

Revised Draft RFP

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Revised Draft RFP
Posted Date:
March 6, 2013
Description: Revised Draft GOLD RFP
Description: Questions and Answers
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Regional Contracts Office
5270 Budapest Place
Washington, District of Columbia 20521-5270
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VIKTORIA HOLLOSY,
Acquisition Specialist
Phone: 003614754626
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BRIAN AARON,
CONTRACTING OFFICER
Phone: 003813859592253