Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cuba eligible for new USAID program

The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking contractors to carry out a $37.5 million program aimed at boosting support for elections and political transitions.
Proposals targeting Cuba are eligible for the program. See list of eligible countries.
Applications are due Oct. 8. An excerpt from the announcement is below.
The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for the overall management of the Regional and Local Support for Elections and Political Transitions Program, including the solicitation, review, negotiation, and selection of competitive proposals from, and the execution and administration of sub-awards and/or contracts with, collaborating institutions to conduct approved activities. Overall, the Recipient will be responsible for ensuring achievement of the program objectives.

Subject to the availability of funds, USAID anticipates making up to three (3) Leader with Associate Awards. A Leader with Associate Award (LWA) is a grant or cooperative agreement that covers a specified worldwide activity. The Leader Award includes language that allows a USAID Mission or other office to award one or more separate awards to the recipient of the Leader Award without additional competition. This is called an “Associate Award.” An Associate Award must support a distinct local or regional activity that fits within the terms and scope of the Leader Award. The competition under this NFO covers both the Leader Award and all subsequent Associate Awards, although applications submitted in response to this NFO are related to the regional activity to be supported under the Leader Award only. Separate applications specific to each Associate Award will be submitted after the Leader Award is in place, if and when a USAID Mission or other USAID operating unit decides to finance an Associate Award.
The estimated life-of-project budget for the Regional and Local Support for Elections and Political Transitions Program is $37.5 million with a five-year period of performance, of which USAID anticipates awarding up to three (3) Leader Award(s) in the amount of $2.5 million each. The cumulative amount of Associate Awards will not exceed $30 million. The Associate Award figures are estimates, and there is no guarantee regarding the number of Associate Awards or the amount(s) thereof. Associate Awards may be for up to five years in duration and, while they must be awarded during the period of the Leader Award, may extend beyond the end of the Leader Award. Please refer to the Section II (Award Information) for additional information.

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