Solicitation for due diligence data collection Consultant

SOLICITATION FOR PO # 72068721P00002
ISSUANCE DATE:   October 27, 2020
CLOSING DATE:     November 5, 2020 18:00 Local Time

SUBJECT:     Solicitation for due diligence data collection Consultant

Dear Prospective Offerors.

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking a Malagasy consultant to collect data and information that will be analyzed to conduct due diligence on potential private sector partners.

The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Global Development Alliances (GDAs) are high impact activities that conserve biodiverse ecosystems and improve the well-being and prosperity of communities that depend on them by helping the private sector.

USAID/Madagascar’s Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (SEED) Office is planning to implement three HEARTH GDAs with several local and international private sector partners.

For this purpose, the SEED Office seeks a Malagasy consultant to collect data and information that the SEED Office will then analyze to conduct due diligence on potential private sector partners in those HEARTH GDAs. Due diligence refers to the actions USAID takes to thoroughly vet and evaluate the risks and benefits of working with a potential private sector partner before committing to do so.

The consultant will provide their expertise in conducting literature reviews, research, and interviews (this includes supporting the design of the tools to be used based on USAID’s due diligence guidance). The due diligence data collection will be conducted under the supervision of USAID Madagascar’s SEED Office. The Malagasy consultant shall be able to communicate in professional English, French and Malagasy.

Offers must be in accordance with the Attachment, Sections I through V of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer.

Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in the attached information.

Sincerely,

Debbie Jackson
Contracting Officer

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