Issuance Date: March 27, 2018
Questions Deadline: April 14, 2018 by 4 p.m. CET
Proposal Deadline: April 26, 2018 by 4 p.m. CET
SUBJECT: Request for Proposals USAID CSS RFP-2018-01 for the Provision of Development of Markets Information System (MIS)
Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., the Contractor, acting on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as implementer of the Competitive Economy Project, is soliciting offers from qualified, legally registered U.S. or Serbian, non-profit or for-profit companies and organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit proposals to carry out development of a unique Markets Information System (MIS) Portal.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) consists of the following sections:
- Section 1 – Background and Scope of Work
- Section 2 – Detailed Instructions
- Section 3 – Proposal Submission and Preparation Information
- Section 4 – Evaluation and Award Information
- Section 5 – Administration Information
Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd /USAID Competitive Economy Project (Cardno/the Project) is soliciting proposals from qualified offerors interested in providing the services as described in detail in Section 1 Funding Opportunity Description under Scope of Work, of this RFP. The successful bidder will be responsible for ensuring achievement of specified deliverables.
The Offeror may NOT Subcontract or enter into joint ventures or other agreements with other organizations under any resultant Subcontract without prior Cardno approval. Should there be a need for the Offeror to Subcontract to another organization, the Offeror must perform a substantial portion of the activities (including program management and operations, and delivery of required services.)
The Offeror may not submit more than one proposal per RFP. The Offeror may not be a partner in another proposal at the same time. The partner must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the main Offeror himself as per Section 2.1.
Award: Cardno/the Project intends to award one subcontract up to $120.000 (US Dollars), payable in RSD (Serbian dinars), in funding to be allocated over 24-month period. The anticipated period of performance of the contract is expected to start from June 2018. All tasks should be completed no later than twelve (12) months after the award of the contract with only the warranty and maintenance continuing twelve (12) more months. The Project anticipates awarding one Firm Fixed Price subcontract under this RFP. Under a Firm Fixed Price subcontract, all payments will be a fixed-sum payable upon completion of deliverables, which will be defined in detail during negotiations.
Cardno/the Project will select the proposal that offers the best value based upon the evaluation criteria stated in this RFP. This RFP in no way obligates Cardno, the Project, or USAID to execute a subcontract or does it commit Cardno, the Project, or USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of proposals.
Submission and deadline of proposals: Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their signed technical and cost proposals are received in accordance with the instructions stated in this RFP, and received no later than the closing time and date. Cardno/the Project cannot guarantee that late offers will be considered. Offerors shall submit their offers electronically and in written form. Offer in both form must be received by 16:00 (4 pm) CET (Local Belgrade Time) on April 26, 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offerors’ proposals must remain valid for 90 calendar days after the proposal submission deadline.
Written Questions and Clarifications. Upon receipt of this RFP, Offerors should carefully review the entire document. Offerors should submit any questions concerning this RFP in writing via email to email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of requests for clarifications/explanations is April 14, 2018 by 16:00 hours Local Belgrade Time. No questions will be accepted after this date.
Organizations invited by Cardno/the Project to submit proposals for the services described in this RFP are under no obligation to do so. At the same time Offerors will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred in connection with the preparation and submissions of their bids.