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CONSULTANT SERVICES - MBO GHANA

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published April 4, 2016
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent- Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. MCC has a requirement for a consultant services to manage health and safety risks associated with our investments and operations. Please see attached DRAFT SOW. Full RFQ is expected to be posted within a week.  

Social and Gender Consultant - Mongolia

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 30, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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Consultant Services: Social and Gender Consultant - Mongolia MCC-15-RFQ-0021 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0021 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81, Effective April 10, 2015. 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The United States of America acting through the MCC has formed partnerships with some of the world's poorest countries through large, five-year Grant Programs referred to as Compacts. MCC administers these Compacts through the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCAs) which are entities that are set up locally to manage and oversee all aspects of the Compact implementation. MCC has approved over $7 Billion in Poverty Reduction Compacts worldwide that support country-determined projects in such sectors as: • agriculture and irrigation, • transportation (roads, bridges, ports), • water supply and sanitation, • energy generation, distribution, and transmission • hospitals and clinics, • finance and enterprise development, • anticorruption initiatives, • land rights and access, • schools and universities. Scope: The overall scope of this call order is to advise MCC, specifically the Resident Country Mission, on national and regional communications and outreach in Ghana. The Consultant will be asked to develop and implement a strategy to communicate the intent, progress and goals reached of the MCC's Compact. 7. This solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the following: • A minimum of 10 years of experience in social and gender analysis and research, with a solid track record of preparing and producing analytical work on social and gender inequalities to inform policy and project planning. (Required) • Prior work experience in the region, with preference for prior work experience in Mongolia. (Required) • Existing relationships and networks with relevant local and international development organizations focusing on social and gender issues in Mongolia. (Required) • Demonstrate excellence in writing reports, including social and gender assessments (Required) • Good inter-personal and negotiation skills, and ability to work cooperatively and productively in teams with technical and construction experts, government officials, NGOs, community organizations, and other Compact stakeholders. (Required). • Experience in planning and conducting public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society and analyzing and communicating results. (Required) • Have an advanced postgraduate degree (accredited Masters or Ph.D.) in sociology, anthropology, or a related discipline (gender studies, development studies). (Required) • Possess experience providing guidance and undertaking technical analysis on social and gender issues in project design, assessments, management plans, and in procurement and contract documents (Required) • Exhibit responsible and flexible attitude and capable of managing a variety of tasks with minimal supervision. (Required) Other requirements: Travel to country may be required up to three weeks for each visit. The Consultant may be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 11. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 14, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov by 1:00 pm eastern standard time on August 07, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (10 page maximum); Past Performance: Three professional references; Price: Bio-Data Form (Signed) which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 13. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15. See attached documents entitled: (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Form and (3) Statement of Work.

Communications and Outreach Consultant - Ghana

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published May 21, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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Consultant Services: Communications and Outreach Consultant MCC-15-RFQ-0128 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0128 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81, Effective April 10, 2015. 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The United States of America acting through the MCC has formed partnerships with some of the world's poorest countries through large, five-year Grant Programs referred to as Compacts. MCC administers these Compacts through the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCAs) which are entities that are set up locally to manage and oversee all aspects of the Compact implementation. MCC has approved over $7 Billion in Poverty Reduction Compacts worldwide that support country-determined projects in such sectors as: • agriculture and irrigation, • transportation (roads, bridges, ports), • water supply and sanitation, • energy generation, distribution, and transmission • hospitals and clinics, • finance and enterprise development, • anticorruption initiatives, • land rights and access, • schools and universities. Scope: The purpose of this consultancy is to advise the Resident Country Mission on national and regional communications and outreach in Ghana. The Consultant will be asked to develop and implement a strategy to communicate the intent, progress and goals of MCC's compact. 7. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the following: • Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field. (Required) • Experience working with Ghanaian media; previous on-the-record experience; existing relationships with Ghanaian media outlets required. (Required) • Working knowledge of successful social media planning and implementation (Required) • Knowledge of energy sector in Ghana a plus. (Required) • Ability to think strategically and have planning and project management skills. (Required). • Highly proficient in written and verbal communication. (Required) • Strong knowledge of Ghana political and social landscape, government, and culture. (Required) • Experience in media training. (Required) • Demonstrated professionalism, good judgment and flexibility to work, as may be necessary, outside normal work hours to meet needs of the position. (Required) • Responsible and flexible attitude and capability to manage a variety of tasks with minimal supervision. (Required) • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, Internet). (Required) • Strong ability to communicate proficiently in both speech and writing in English (required) and at least one local language. (Required) • Experience working with international organizations or donors. (Desired) Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant may be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 11. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), June 08, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on May 29, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (10 page maximum); Past Performance: Three professional references; Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 13. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15. See attached documents entitled: (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Form and (3) Statement of Work.

Consultant Services: Strategic Spatial Assessment

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published December 4, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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CONSULTANT SERVICES: Strategic Spatial Assessment and Landscape Analysis for Green Prosperity Program Implementation for MCC in Indonesia MCC-16-RFQ-0033 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0033 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 3) The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials order(s) resulting from this solicitation. 4) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. 5) MCC will assist the independent consultant in coordinating with a Contractor Engagement Services Provider (CESP) for payroll, travel support, and international travel insurance. Therefore, the independent consultant does not need a DUNS number and/or registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) to submit a quote or be selected for the requirements under this solicitation. MCC already has a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the CESP and therefore, all orders will be awarded to the CESP to provide the aforementioned services to the independent consultants, including payment. 6) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a consultant services on strategic spatial assessment to support the oversight of the implementation of the Green Prosperity (GP) project in Indonesia. 7) This notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will select a responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: • At least 15 years of experience in projects related to spatial planning, international development, and/or natural resource management (Mandatory). • At least a Master's Degree in disciplines related to social and/or biological sciences (Mandatory). • At least 5 years of field-level working experience in Indonesia (Mandatory). • The consultant must have working knowledge and experience of institutional and regulatory settings in Indonesia (Mandatory). • The consultant must have familiarity working with geospatial tools and datasets (Mandatory). • The consultant must have at least an advanced professional proficiency or functional native proficiency speaking, writing, and reading both English and Bahasa Indonesia (Mandatory). • Additional preference will be given to consultants with project experience in landscape and/or participatory approaches, community mapping, integrated rural development, climate change mitigation/adaptation, sustainable forestry and watershed management (Desired). In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following: Technical Support: • Technical oversight support for implementation of landscape approach for GP projects within the Investment Landscapes and their PLUP enabling condition processes. • Enhanced Safeguards with respect to potential for social jealousy and or social marginalization. • Inclusion of Community-Level/Stakeholder Monitoring. • Supporting incorporation of spatial planning perspective across GP investments. Education: Master's Degree in social and/or biological sciences. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to four (4) option years. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, December 28, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and joynerj@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0033 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 13) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 14) See attached documents, (1) Addendum I to Solicitation; (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Higher Education Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 7, 2015
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Labor Market Observatory Consultant for Morocco Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0030 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0030 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC requires a consultant to provide on-going, intermittent advisory technical support to the MCC Morocco Country Team in overseeing the implementation phase of the Labor Market Observatory sub-Activity of the Morocco Employability and Land Compact. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. 9) The consultant will work from their home office and/or MCC headquarters or any MCC eligible country. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements: To be qualified for this consultancy, the candidate shall have or have demonstrated the following • Advanced degree in Economics, international development, or closely related field • Minimum fifteen (15) years of professional experience in education related issues in developing countries; especially in labor markets and workforce development • Demonstrated experience performing project and sector policy appraisal and analysis • Demonstrated ability and experience interacting with high-level government officials Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with the following qualifications will be given additional consideration: • French proficiency • Knowledge of the Moroccan labor market and/or experience working in employment programs in Morocco MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), December 7, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on December 4, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0030 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Environmental and Social Performance Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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Environmental and Social Performance Countries: Niger MCC-15-RFQ-0123 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0123 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for an environmental and social assessment consultant to advise the MCC Niger country team on a range of environmental and social issues. The Consultant will primarily be working with the Niger MCC Contract Officer's Representative (COR)/Project Manager (PM) and Resident Country Mission (RCM), with the support of technical leads including infrastructure, economic, M&E, gender, and agriculture specialists. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: Mandatory:  A minimum of 15 years of experience working in environmental and/or social field;  A minimum of 5 years working with the IFC Performance Standards;  Ability to conduct technical analysis of environmental and social issues and provide effective communication to enhance the design and implementation of irrigation and Integrated Water Resource Management projects;  Experience with climate change issues and assessments, and building resilience  Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a wide range of non-technical stakeholders;  Professional oral and written command of English and French essential (Please include any other languages and level of proficiency in your resume); Desirable:  Experience working in infrastructure, and preferably irrigation and Integrated Water Resource Management projects in Niger and West Africa;  Skill in providing technical advice and guidance on the assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts associated with development projects/programs in developing countries with experience in Niger and West Africa;  Experience in two or more of the following sub-sectors is also highly desired: • Infrastructure • Natural Resource Management • Agriculture • Involuntary Resettlement • Social Science • Agriculture • Occupational health and safety • GIS Education: An advanced degree in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related field (Mandatory). Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, June 1, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0123 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Consultant Services: Geographic Information Systems for Green Prosperity Program

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published December 9, 2015  -  Deadline December 22, 2015
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CONSULTANT SERVICES: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GREEN PROSPERITY PROGRAM MCC-16-RFQ-0038 1)This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0038 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2)The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3)FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4)The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5)THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6)Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a consultant services on geo-spatial services to support the oversight of the implementation of the Indonesia Compact. 7)This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8)The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9)Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: •The consultant shall have at least 10 years of experience in the field of Geographic Information Systems (ESRI software) for data creation, analysis, and cartography. •Significant experience in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, satellite imagery, use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), spatial planning, international development, and/or natural resource management. •The consultant shall have experience in manipulating raster and vector datasets, and data organization, including understanding of metadata creation. •The consultant shall have fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, prior work experience in the country, extensive experience with Indonesian geospatial datasets at multiple scales and demonstrated experience in participatory approaches for community mapping in rural Indonesia. •The consultant should reside locally in Indonesia. In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following: Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10)Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to four (4) option years. 11)Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Wednesday, December 15, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0038 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12)Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a.Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b.Past Performance: Three professional references c.Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 13)FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14)There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15)See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Sector Operations Consultant in MCC Eligible Countries

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published October 1, 2015  -  Deadline October 22, 2015
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Sector Operations Consultant in MCC Eligible Countries Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0001 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0001 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a Consultant to assist the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), division of Sector Operations, in reviewing MCC programs which include activities in: agriculture; land tenure and property rights; social and gender assessment; human and community development. The Consultant will review these programs to ensure global best practices, and where applicable, MCC lessons learned from previous compact operations are incorporated in MCC project design and implementation structures. The Consultant will be asked to make recommendations to Sector Operations Management. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options/funded periods are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options/funded periods to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options/funded periods shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options/funded periods. 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. 10) The consultant will work from its home office and/or MCC headquarters or any MCC eligible country. Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements: To be qualified for this consultancy the candidate must have demonstrated the following: 1. Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to identify present (in actionable form) global experiences and best practices associated with development projects, specifically related to: agriculture; land tenure and property rights; social and gender assessment; and/or human and community development. 2. Demonstrated experience working in developing countries and a clear understanding of their enabling environments for development programs described above; 3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills; and 4. Availability and ability to travel to MCC partner countries. Other requirements: International travel may be required. The Consultant may be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action include a base year and up to four (4) options/funded periods 12) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. 13) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), October 22, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on October 20, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0001 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 14) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 15) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 16) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Social Inclusion and Fragility Reduction Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 15, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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Social Inclusion and Fragility Reduction Country: Liberia MCC-15-RFQ-0177 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0177 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a consultant with significant conflict analysis and fragility reduction expertise with knowledge and preferably experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Liberia to facilitate integration of fragility reduction approach in the Liberia Compact, especially in the energy and road sectors. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: Technical Qualifications of Consultant: The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 15 years of experience in the following: • Conflict analysis and fragility reduction approaches, especially experience in development and research field, participatory process, and field implementation and management of action research. • A strong track record of field work in conflict analysis and fragility reduction work, particular within an international development context. Work experience in Liberia and/or other Sub-Saharan country is preferable. • Familiarity with the key issues in the energy sector reform, planning, capacity building, in developing countries, especially in Africa. • Writing high-quality analytical papers and reports on deadline; • Ability to work constructively in a team; • Strong communication skills; • Publication in peer reviewed journals is a plus. In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following: Technical Support: • Developing or working with strategies, approaches, and tools for conflict analysis and fragility reduction approaches in large-scale international development programs in infrastructure, especially energy and roads sector • Conducting desk reviews and providing documentation on issues relevant to conflict analysis and fragility reduction • Providing substantial input with a fragility lens into in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. • Developing fragility reduction indicators for performance monitoring and evaluation • Developing and reviewing Scopes of Work and Terms of Reference for Social/Gender Analysis and country-level social and gender assessment specialists. • Developing and assessing methods, tools and indicators for monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment. Education: Master's Degree in sociology, anthropology, international affairs, development economics, public policy or relevant field required. Ph. D is preferable Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to four (4) option years. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0177 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Consultant Services: Environment and Social Performance

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 16, 2016  -  Deadline February 24, 2016
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CONSULTANT SERVICESENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE (ESP)MCC-16-RFQ-00691) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0069 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 3) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 4) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 5) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a consultant services for the ESP program with assessing environmental and social (including resettlement) impacts, risks, and opportunities associated with compact development and implementation (including compact closure). 6) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 7) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 8) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria:- Minimum of 15 years of experience working in environmental and/or social field. - Knowledge of the IFC Performance Standards and experience working with the Performance Standards.- Skill in providing technical advice and guidance on the assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts associated with development projects/programs in developing countries.- Ability to conduct technical analysis of environmental and social issues and provide effective communication to enhance the design and implementation of development projects in a variety of sectors such as transportation, agriculture, water/ sanitation, and energy.- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, in complex organizations and the ability to deliver quality results while meeting deadlines under shifting priorities.- Skill in oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a wide range of non-technical stakeholders clearly and concisely.- Professional oral and written command of French. (Please include language and level of proficiency in your resume).- Experience with resettlement planning and implementation consistent with OP4.12 and/or IFC PS5 is highly desired. In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following:Education Requirement:An advanced degree in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related field. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. *Please note: The Government shall evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options, including options under FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). 9) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to three (3) option years. 10) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), February 24, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on February 19, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0069 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 11) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 12) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 13) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 14) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.  

Social and Gender Assessment Consultant - Nepal and Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 24, 2015
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Social and Gender Assessment Countries: Nepal and Indonesia MCC-15-RFQ-0060 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0060 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC has a requirement for a social and gender integration Consultant for the Nepal compact. Based on analysis already completed for the Nepal Threshold Program, it is already known that the compact will address one or both of the power and road sectors. Initial social and gender analysis already carried out has identified areas of significant ethnic/caste and gender inequality to be addressed in program and project development. The consultant shall also support the Indonesia Compact implementation, especially in providing social and gender oversight of Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP) roll out, SGA grants activities and three projects implementation. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: Technical: (a) Nepal The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 15 years of experience in the following: • Social and gender analysis • A strong track record of field work in and publications on Nepal. • Knowledge of the Nepali language. • Familiarity with the key issues in the power and road sectors. • Writing high-quality analytical papers and reports on deadline • Ability to work constructively in a team. • Preference given to individuals with experience of working with MCC. In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following: For Technical Support: • Developing or working with strategies, approaches, and tools for gender integration in large-scale international development programs in the education sector • Conducting desk reviews and providing documentation on issues relevant to social/gender impact assessment • Providing substantial input into social and gender assessment in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. • Developing gender indicators for performance monitoring and evaluation • Developing and reviewing Scopes of Work and Terms of Reference for Social/Gender Analysis and country-level social and gender assessment specialists. • Developing and assessing methods, tools and indicators for monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment. • Expertise in the education sector, particularly in technical and higher education • Preference will be given to Consultants who have worked in Nepal and can speak Nepali. Technical: (b) Indonesia The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 15 years of experience in the following: • Social and gender analysis • A strong track record of field work in natural resource management, agriculture and low carbon development in Indonesia • Familiarity with the key issues in the climate change, low carbon development, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture in developing countries, especially in Asia. • Writing high-quality analytical papers and reports on deadline • Ability to work constructively in a team. • Preference given to individuals with previous experience of working with MCC. In addition, Consultants will be evaluated on the basis of their skills and experience in the following: For Technical Support: • Developing and oversight of projects, approaches, and tools for social inclusion and gender integration in large-scale international development programs in the low carbon development and natural resource sectors. • Conducting desk reviews and providing documentation on issues relevant to social/gender impact assessment • Providing substantial input into social and gender assessment in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. • Developing gender indicators for performance monitoring and evaluation • Developing and reviewing Scopes of Work and Terms of Reference for Social/Gender Analysis and country-level social and gender assessment specialists. • Developing and assessing methods, tools and indicators for monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment. • Expertise in the climate change and natural resource management sectors, particularly in low carbon development programs • Preference will be given to Consultants who have worked in Indonesia. Education: Masters in social science, especially in sociology, anthropology, development economics, geography, natural resource management, agriculture etc. Ph. D degree is a plus. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, March 24, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Monday, March 17, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0060 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Independent Consultant for Gender and Social Inclusion: Energy and Gender (Liberia)

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 15, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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Independent Consultant for Gender and Social Inclusion: Energy and Gender (Liberia) 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0175 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached and MCC-52.204-70 Security Requirements for Contractor Personnel. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6) Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Social and Gender Assessment (SGA) Division is seeking a consultant with significant social, gender, and energy expertise with knowledge and preferably experience in Liberia to support implementation of gender and social inclusion activities in the Liberia Compact, especially in the energy sector. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent individual consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Criteria Education: A Master's degree in sociology, anthropology, international affairs, development economics, public policy, or relevant field. Ph-D is preferable. The consultant should have expertise and a minimum of 15 years of experience in the following: 1. Social and gender analysis, especially experience in development and research field, in social and gender assessment, participatory process, and field implementation and management of action research. 2. Experience in social and gender analysis of the infrastructure sector, especially the energy sector, work with utilities, particular within an international development context. Working in energy sector in Liberia and/or other Sub-Saharan country experience is desirable. 3. Writing high-quality analytical papers and reports on deadline (Writing Sample Required) 4. Ability to work constructively in a team. (Must be demonstrated in CL or Resume) 5. Strong communication skills. Desirable Skills and Experience: 1. Experience working with the key issues in the energy sector reform, planning, and capacity building, in developing countries, especially in Africa. 2. Developing or working with strategies, approaches, and tools for gender integration in large scale international development programs in infrastructure, especially energy and roads sector. 3. Providing substantial input into social and gender assessment in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. 4. Developing gender indicators for performance monitoring and evaluation. 5. Developing and reviewing Scopes of Work and Terms of Reference for Social/ Gender Analysis and country-level social and gender assessment specialists. 6. Developing and assessing methods, tools, and indicators for monitoring evaluation, and impact assessment. 7. Publication in peer reviewed journals is desirable Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant may be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. Past Performance Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to four (4) option years. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 29, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information or questions will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 22, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0175 AND SGA Reporting Analyst in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation paragraph number 9; (2) Curriculum Vitae (20 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed hourly rate and salary history (form attached). d. Writing Sample (Per Mandatory Evaluation Criteria #3) e. Salary History with proposed hourly rate PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE DOCUMENTS INTO ONE (1) ATTACHMENT. DOCUMENTS A, B, C, D, AND E MUST BE IN A SEPARATE FILE ATTACHMENT LABELED AS: ATTACHMENT A -TECHNICAL ATTACHMENT B - PAST PERFORMANCE ATTACHMENT C - PRICE BIO DATA ATTACHMENT D - WRITING SAMPLE ATTACHMENT E- - SALARY HISTORY 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents: Statement of Work; Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); MCC Bio-Data Sheet; MCC Clause MCC 52.204-70 Security Requirements for Contractor Personnel.

Customs Policy and Administration Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2015
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See FBO Description Attachment MCC-16-RFQ-0020

Results-based Financing Design Support Consulting Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published August 24, 2015  -  Deadline September 1, 2015
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Consultant Services: Results-based Financing Design Support Consulting ServicesMorocco and any other MCC eligible country MCC-15-RFQ-0113 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0113 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses currently in effect in the latest Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) (www.acquisition.gov/far/fac.html). 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) seeks the services of a Results-based Financing Specialist with expertise in both results-based financing instruments and the implementation of skills and workforce development programs in middle-income countries to support the development of a second Morocco Compact. 7. Scope: The overall scope of the Contractor's assignment is to aid in the program development of a results-based financing initiative as part of the Morocco Compact. In addition, the consultant may be asked to assist with development of plans or methodologies for measurement of relevant results/outcomes and other relevant economic analysis. This consultant shall support MCC's Morocco transaction team, particularly the Education Project Lead and the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, in the development of a potential second compact with GoM 8. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 9. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 10. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA Mandatory qualifications: • Advanced degree (M.A.) in economics, statistics, policy analysis or public administration. • Demonstrated cutting edge skills and knowledge related to the theory, design and implementation of results-based financing mechanisms in social sectors. • Demonstrated on-the-ground experience working for/with development institutions (multilateral, bilateral, donor, etc.). • French fluency at level 3/3 is required. Preferred qualifications: • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience both designing and managing programs whose payments are contingent on measurable results; expertise in design and management of social impact bonds, highly preferred. • Demonstrated experience in the high-stakes measurement and evaluation, highly preferred. • Demonstrated experience designing/implementing skills and workforce development interventions and/or job placement programs, highly preferred. MCC reserves the right to interview candidates. Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant will be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications: At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 12. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform an analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base year and up to four (4) option years. 13. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), September 1, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brookac@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on August 27, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brooksac@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 14. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: • Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum); • Past Performance: Three professional references; • Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 15. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 17. See attached documents entitled: (1) MCC-15-RFQ-0113 Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4; (2) MCC-15-RFP-0113 MCC Bio-Data Form; (3) MCC-15-RFP-0113 Statement of Work; and (4) MCC-15-RFP-0113 FBO Description

Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 3, 2016
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Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0080 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0080 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR UP TO THREE (3) INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC, NOR FOR ANY FIRMS. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant(s) in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC requires up to three (3) consultants is to support the MCC Agriculture and Land Practice Group and members of relevant MCC country teams and implementation support teams in their efforts to (i) assess agriculture and NRM aspects of proposed Compact projects and activities and (ii) provide implementation oversight and assessment of implementer and project performance for projects with agriculture and NRM activities and components in on-going Compacts. Refer to the Statement of Work (SOW) for more details. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. 9) The consultant(s) will work in from their home office and/or MCC headquarters or any MCC eligible country and/or country with on-going or recently completed MCC compact, including but not limited to Indonesia, El Salvador and Philippines. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements• Experience working on and/or designing and evaluating agriculture and NRM projects in MCC eligible countries, preference given for experience in Indonesia;• Demonstrated familiarity and experience with certification programs that support improved land use practices and sustainable production of agriculture and timber products;• Experience working in the private sector in agriculture, agribusiness and/or timber/forest industries;• Experience implementing and/or developing "climate smart" agriculture projects and/or supporting activities, including mitigation and/or adaptation;• Demonstrated experience developing partnerships that leverage private sector resources to address development challenges; • Demonstrated experience assessing the positive and negative impacts of current laws, policies and regulations on the agricultural and NRM sectors and identifying changes that would enhance private sector investment in these sectors; • Familiarity with MCC model and approach to project development, design and implementation oversight;• Familiarity and experience conducting and/or supporting cost-benefit analysis required for investment decision making; • Demonstrated experience conducting value chain and market assessments in MCC eligible countries;• Experience managing and implementing irrigation projects, including alternatives analysis and sustainable approaches to operations and management of systems by local communities and/or associations of water users; Preferred Requirements• Spanish, French and/or Russian language skills MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 3, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on February 29, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0080 AND description ‘Agriculture and NRM Consulting Services' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant(s), prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Secondary Education Specialist Republic of Georgia

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published June 1, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Consultant Services: Secondary Education Specialist (Republic of Georgia and other countries) MCC-15-RFQ-0127 1. This is a combined synopsis/ solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation/quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0127 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses currently in effect in the latest Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-74 www.acquisition.gov/far/fac.html). 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of Clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance the will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic government, economic freedoms and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING DIRECT EMPLOYMENT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6. Background : The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation created under Title VI of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related and Appropriation Act, 2004. MCC's mission is to reduce poverty around the world through the promotion of sustainable economic growth based on the principle that aid is most effective when it strengthens good governance, economic freedom and investments in people. In July 2014, MCC and the government of the country of Georgia entered into a Compact to improve the quality and relevance of general education with particular emphasis on rural schools, English, Math, and Science and Technology education. MCC is in need of a Secondary Education Specialist with broad experience to help monitor the implementation of this program. 7. Overview: The Improving General Education Quality project is managed by Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia (MCA-Georgia) and consists of several activities that target areas where the Georgian education sector needs the most support: physical environment, secondary school teacher subject knowledge and pedagogical skills, school management capacity, continuous professional development systems and education assessments. These activities are: Training Educators for Excellence Activity - This activity will train up to 23,400 math, science, ICT, and English teachers in student-centered pedagogy, up to 2,000 school-based professional development coordinators to support adoption of new knowledge and good teaching practices, and up to 2,000 public school principals in instructional leadership and improved management. A detailed program design has been submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), but an implementation and supervision strategy is still in development. The Teacher Professional Development Center (TPDC), a MoES agency, is the implementing entity for this activity. Compact funding will support capacity building for TPDC, the development and provision of training materials and equipment, and implementation of training courses. Education Assessment Support Activity - The National Assessment and Examination Center is the implementing entity and a direct beneficiary for this activity. The MCC investment is supporting NAEC to prepare and carry out six national assessments, including secondary school mathematics and selected sciences; participation in international PISA, TIMSS and TALIS; and to develop classroom assessments of student learning, with a focus on using the results for improving the quality of general education. This system will build upon current USAID work in classroom assessment tools for primary school teachers under USAID's G-PRIED project. Improved Learning Environment Infrastructure Activity - This MCC investment involves the full internal and external rehabilitation of up to 130 selected school facilities, utility upgrades, and provision of science laboratories to complement efforts to improve learning outcomes in Secondary Science fields. MCA and Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency (ESIDA) have entered an Implementing Entity Agreement. The provision of science lab equipment for teachers is anticipated immediately prior to start of teacher training. 8. Scope: MCC is seeking technical assistance from a Secondary Education Specialist with broad experience in teacher and principal professional development, continuous professional development systems, assessment, and improving learning environments to monitor the quality of MCA's Improving General Education Quality program implementation. Consultant support will primarily focus on the Training the Educators for Excellence and Education Assessment Support activities and efforts by MCA to tie these activities to broader policy reform efforts. The consultant will provide advisory support to MCC, reporting to the Human and Community Development (HCD) unit at MCA-DC Headquarters Office and liaising with MCC's Georgia Resident Country Mission as necessary to set objectives, arrange for in country work and provide mission briefs. The Consultant shall not engage in implementation of MCA-Georgia's programs but will provide technical support to HCD's oversight of the programs. The Consultant may be requested to provide support to other MCC-eligible countries in Compact development or implementation stage with similar technical content. The Consultant will be required to perform International travel. The Consultant will be expected to perform International travel to Georgia with up to 4 (four) missions in 1 (one) year. A mission may be up to 3 (three) weeks in length. The Consultant may be requested to mobilize on short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. 9. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 10. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance, and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria, and past performance) are more important than price. 11. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA o M.A. in education or economics (emphasis on education), (Required); PhD (Preferred) o At least 10 (ten) years' experience in education-related issues in developing or transitional countries (Required) o At least 7 (seven) years' experience conducting appraisal or program design work for projects funded by a bi-lateral or multi-lateral donor or multi-lateral donor or other major funding body (Required) o Demonstrated experience as an advisor in at least 3 (three) of the following areas (Preferred)  Teacher and principal professional development  Standardized and or Classroom- based assessment  Curriculum development  Institutional capacity building  Program evaluation o Demonstrated knowledge of Georgia's education system (Preferred) o Experience designing or overseeing projects with an impact evaluation component (Highly Desirable) MCC reserves the right to interview all candidates PAST PERFORMANCE 3 (three) professional references for similar work performed during the last 3 (three) years PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness 12. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify the offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration or need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post award notification. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government, may solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some of the offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 13. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 (six) months. 14. Quote Deadline Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) June 15, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 noon EDT on June 8, 2015. Quotes submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via e-mail to mccconsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 15. Quote Submissions: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: Technical: (1) Cover and proposal that addresses all Technical Evaluation Criteria as listed in this solicitation (maximum of 5 (five) pages). (2) Curriculum Vita (maximum of 15 (fifteen) pages). Past Performance - 3 (three) professional references Price - Bio-data form which includes the Independent Consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Bio Data Attachment 16. FAR 52.212.3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to time of award. 17. There are no additional contract requirement(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices.

Liberia Utility Management Option Implementation Planning

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published January 7, 2016  -  Deadline January 14, 2016
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This announcement is a notice of intent to issue a sole source contract under the requirements of FAR Part 15 and FAR 6.302-1," Other Than Full and Open Competition - one responsible source". The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) intends to issue a sole source, non-commercial for a contractor/consultant to provide expert services to MCC and the Government of Liberia (GoL) to develop an implementation plan for the Liberia Electric Corporations' (LEC) management option. This implementation plan is follow-on work to an analysis of LEC management options presented to the GoL in the Fall of 2015 by McKinsey & Company and this work is intended to support the GoL in meeting the milestones for long term management of LEC laid out in the MCC Compact. This contract is being awarded under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 - "Only one responsible source" as the only viable course of action that provides uninterrupted continuation of critical services. This contract will be awarded to McKinsey & Company. The period of performance of the contract will be for a period of four months. Justification Pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 253 © (1), FAR 6.302-1, only one Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements in this case because McKinsey has completed the management options study, and they are uniquely qualified for this follow-on work in two ways. First, they have completed the foundational work for this assignment by doing the management options study and have all of the contextual information regarding the state of LEC, stakeholders and the challenges in the sector and they have developed relationships with key players. Second, they bring excellent technical expertise and resources for this assignment, as demonstrated during the management options study. Specifically, in the analysis of potential private sector options, they have demonstrated deep experience in analysis of utilities and identifying and structuring private sector participation for management of utilities. Competition: The McKinsey contract with USAID was competed but as McKinsey is uniquely qualified for this work, no additional offers were solicited. Market Research: The McKinsey contract with USAID was competed but as McKinsey is uniquely qualified for this work, no additional offers were solicited DESCRIPTIONS / SPECIFICATIONS / STATEMENT OF WORK LIBERIA UTILITY MANAGEMENT OPTION - IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING A. INTRODUCTION The Government of Liberia (GoL), requires consultancy services to develop an implementation plan for a selected management option for the Liberia Electric Corporations' (LEC). This implementation plan is follow-on work to an analysis of LEC management options presented to the GoL in the Fall of 2015 by McKinsey & Company and this work is intended to support the GoL in meeting the milestones for long term management of LEC laid out in the MCC Compact. B. BACKGROUND In 2003, after the end of a 14-year conflict, infrastructure in Liberia was largely destroyed, and the electricity sector in particular required significant investment. The Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant, the main source of electricity generation, and the country's distribution network were looted and the utility lacked capacity to manage the reconstruction. Since that time, emergency power programs have supported the installation of diesel generators which provide 22MW of capacity. However, this generation is both insufficient to meet demand and very expensive. To bring on additional capacity, with the support of international donors including MCC, Mt. Coffee is currently being rehabilitated, which will contribute an additional 88MW to the system in the wet season, and Heavy Fuel Oil plants are under construction to contribute an additional 48MW. To support capacity at LEC, the GoL, with assistance from international partners, tendered a management contract to provide additional technical and managerial capacity and also to provide specific project management assistance for the reconstruction of Mt. Coffee. This management contract was awarded to Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) in April 2010. The contract period was originally for five years, but was later extended to seven years, in particular to provide additional support for the reconstruction of Mt. Coffee. The current funding for the management support portion of the MHI contract ends in December 2016, although a decision will need to be made about whether and how to extend the project management support for the reconstruction of Mt. Coffee, which is not expected to be fully complete until the end of 2017. During the summer and fall of 2015 McKinsey and Company conducted an assessment of LEC management options for GoL review, and identified several potential options for long-term management of LEC. This options study was in preparation for a series of decision points laid out in the MCC Compact regarding the GoL's decision for long term LEC management that are specified in the Compact as follows: • By February 1, 2016, and prior to any Disbursement of MCC Funding under the Energy Project on or after such date, the Government must have communicated in writing to MCC, a selected management arrangement for LEC, and MCC and the Government will have agreed on such arrangement. • By March 15, 2016, and prior to any Disbursement of MCC Funding under the Energy Project on or after such date the Government must have submitted to MCC a management implementation plan approved and adopted by the Board of Directors of LEC with a schedule of milestones for the implementation of the selected management arrangement, including any required interim arrangement for the management of LEC prior to the implementation of the selected management arrangement, in form and substance satisfactory to MCC. • Prior to each Disbursement of MCC Funding under the Energy Project following the adoption of the management implementation plan, the Government must have submitted evidence, in form and substance satisfactory to MCC, that LEC is implementing such plan and is in compliance with the requirements of the plan. C. OBJECTIVE The Contractor shall develop an implementation plan for the management option selected by the GoL, for use by the GoL and MCC during the course of the Compact. The consultant shall also develop the terms of reference for follow-on work either by a transaction advisor in the case of a private sector participation option for management of LEC or for technical assistance in the case of a publicly managed option. D. TASKS The contractor shall perform the following tasks: Task 1: Mobilization Plan and Workplan The consultant will provide a Mobilization Plan to include, at a minimum, the resources required for mobilizing the required team and an associated timeline. A workplan, to include a schedule and description of the tasks to be completed will also be provided. Task 2: Development of Implementation Plan Based on GoL selection of their preferred approach, the consultant should develop an implementation plan for the selected strategy. The plan deliverable will include a narrative explaining each of the areas below, a workplan laid out according to quarters of the MCC Compact, financial model, and relevant Terms of Reference for follow-on work. This plan will cover not just the implementation of the long-term management option, but will also account for the short-term measures that are required in order to improve performance at LEC and prepare it for the long-term selected option. This plan will include the following analysis depending on the option selected: • Key Structuring Principles: 1. Public Management Option: In the case of a public management option, the consultant will lay out a clear implementation plan for GoL capacity reinforcement. This will include (a) identification of the areas of weakness to be supported by a consultant (b) the key positions at LEC that would be supported (c) term of the consultancy and, (d) expected outcomes 2. Management Contract: In the case of a proposed management contract, the consultant will identify: (a) relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); b) incentive package for the private operator; (c) responsibilities of the parties and delegation of power of the private operator; (d) operating framework between the GoL, LEC and any outside operators; (e reporting requirements; and (e) term of the contract. 3. Concession Structuring Principles: In the case of a concession, identify: (a) investment obligations; (b) performance improvements and related indicators; and (c) term of the concession/lease. 4. Restructuring: In the case of any restructuring of the electricity sector, the consultant will lay out a) a clear statement of responsibilities of each institution in the sector and (b) workplan and timeline for the restructuring • Financial Analysis: The consultant will prepare financial models to structure the arrangement, define proper performance technical and financial indicators, and ensure that the proposal being developed is commercially viable and satisfies the GoL's objective of improving access to energy, near term management of LEC as well as longer-term capacity at LEC. • Market Analysis: The consultant will also conduct market consultations, in partnership with the GoL, where appropriate, to determine market interest and the conditions that would need to be in place to enable the management arrangement in the electricity sector and to understand market requirements. • Procurement Approach: For all options, but particularly in the case of a management contract or concession, the consultant will specify the recommended procurement approach to maximize the chances of success. • Indicator Analysis: The consultant will recommend key performance indicators that can be used to monitor the health and performance of LEC. These recommendations will draw on the findings the original options analysis with other indicators the consultant might identify as relevant, and discuss each indicator's strengths and weakness with respect to monitoring LEC's performance. Task 3: GoL and Stakeholder Workshops for Plan Finalization Upon development of the draft implementation plan, hold workshops with the LEC Board, MLME and subsequently interested donors in the sector to confirm the feasibility of the approach laid out. Input from these workshops will then be incorporated into the draft plan and then finalized. E. DELIVERABLE SCHEDULE Outlined below is an indicative timetable, assuming a work period of approximately four (4) months beginning in January 2016 for the Development of the Implementation Plan. Deliverable Due Date Task 1: Mobilization Plan and Workplan End of January 2016 Task 2: Submission of Draft Implementation Plan and Financial Models End of February 2016 Task 3: Workshop on Implementation Plan and Financial Models for Selected Option End of February 2016 Task 3: Finalization of Implementation Plan Report and Financial Models including Presentation to GoL and MCC Early to mid-March 2016 All reports shall be submitted in both printed and electronic form in English and in a format acceptable to the GoL. Electronic versions will be prepared in Microsoft Office or a compatible software application; the financial models will be provided in MS Excel. Deliverable will include Direct Labor and Other Direct Costs. F. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance for this consultancy (including the optional tasks) shall last up to four months from the date of execution of the contract. During this time, travel to Liberia will be required (cost of which is covered under the payments indicated in Section F above). G. PERFORMANCE LOCATION The Consultant shall perform the services and tasks generally identified above at the facilities of the consultant and relevant field offices, or in Liberia as agreed and directed by the COR or his or her designee. H. CONSULTANT TEAM KEY PERSONNEL To conduct this assignment, the following expertise is requested. Experience in Africa and in environments similar to Liberia are preferred. • PPP transactions specialist(s) • Utility sector expert • Utility operations specialist • Utility financial specialist Contracting Office Address: Millennium Challenge Corporation Contracts and Grants Management Division 1099 Fourteenth Street, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, responses should be emailed to Ms. Merle Phillips, Senior Contract Specialist, at merle.phillips@mcc.gov and received no later than 4 PM EST, January 14, 2016. The deadline for questions is at 4 PM EST, Tuesday January 12, 2016. MCC does not guarantee responses to questions received after the January 12, 2016 deadline.

Technical Advisor for Gender and Social Inclusion

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published October 27, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2015
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TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR GENDER AND SOCIAL INLCUSION MALAWI COMPACT MCC-16-RFQ-0018 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0018 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541219 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) SGA requires the services of a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor Independent Consultant to provide technical assistance in the oversight of Compact implementation for the Malawi Compact. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria: Technical Qualifications of Consultant: The Consultant shall possess the following qualifications/experience: • A minimum of 10 years of experience in social and gender analysis and integration with a solid track record of preparing and producing high quality analytical work inform policy and project implementation (mandatory) • Experience in social inclusion and gender integration in the energy sector highly desired (highly desirable) • Experience in planning and conducting public consultations, focus groups or personal interviews with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society and analyzing and communicating results. (mandatory) • Good inter-personal and negotiation skills, and ability to work cooperatively and productively in teams with technical and construction experts, government officials, NGOs, community organizations, and other Compact stakeholders. (mandatory) • Familiarity working with IFC Performance Standards and with MCC's Gender Policy and Integration Guidelines highly desired (highly desirable). • Prior work experience in the country and/or Southern Africa region required (mandatory) • Knowledge of the country's socio-cultural, political and economic context and local languages (Chichewa or other) (highly desirable) Education: An advanced postgraduate degree (accredited Masters or Ph.D.) in sociology, anthropology, gender studies, development or related fields. (mandatory) Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0018 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS IN ONE (1) EMAIL. 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

SL Fiscal Accountability Agent

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 2, 2015
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Consultant Services: Fiscal Accountability Agent for Sierra Leone Threshold Program MCC-16-RFQ-0029 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0029 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses currently in effect in the latest Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) (www.acquisition.gov/far/fac.html). 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) seeks the services of a Fiscal Agent to provide a broad range of financial management services in connection with implementation of the Sierra Leone threshold program, as described in the threshold program grant agreement to be signed between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and MCC. 7. Scope: The overall scope of the Contractor's assignment is to perform all services necessary to ensure that all financial management activities are conducted in strict compliance with the principles, rules, and procedures set out in the Grant Agreement and related MCC policies, procedures, or guidance. The Program will be implemented by the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU), a GoSL entity administratively attached to the Office of the Chief of Staff to Sierra Leone's president and designated by the GoSL in the Grant Agreement to implement the Program. In all cases, the Fiscal Agent Consultant must perform the services described herein in close coordination and cooperation with MCCU, and the Fiscal Agent Consultant will be working on a day-to-day basis with MCCU in executing its duties. 8. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 9. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 10. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA Mandatory qualifications: • Demonstrated experience working as a financial management professional (approximately 10 years or more). • Proficiency in a financial accounting system generally accepted in the financial management profession and acceptable to MCC. • Demonstrated experience setting up a financial management operation. • Demonstrated leadership experience. • Education or training in business, economics, finance, accounting, public administration, or related field. • Knowledge of IFRS or U.S. GAAP. • Professional financial management certification such as CPA or an international chartered accountant designation or equivalent. • Excellent communication skills and experience working with high level government officials and business executives. • Level 3/3 proficiency ("General Professional Fluency" in Speaking/Reading) in English per the Interagency Language Roundtable/Foreign Service Institute proficiency scale. • Demonstrated experience working in developing countries. • Computer literate - Excel, Word and accounting packages etc. Preferred qualifications: • Demonstrated experience on MCC funded projects or Global Fund projects. • Demonstrated experience in the Africa region • Demonstrated experience working in or with Sierra Leone • Advanced degree, formal education in financial management or related field • Membership of relevant professional associations • Demonstrated experience in teaching (formal education) or training (informal/hands-on) financial management professionals • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of contract and procurement procedures would be an advantage. MCC reserves the right to interview candidates. Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant will be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications: At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 12. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform an analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base year and up to four (4) option years. 13. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), December 2, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brookac@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on November 24, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brooksac@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 14. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: • Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum); (3) Short document (two page maximum) laying out the consultant's proposed methodology for accounting and maintaining oversight in a remote working context (for example, how the consultant would validate allowability of costs under standard US Government fiscal policy and MCC Cost Principles). A successful statement of approach will demonstrate the following: o Familiarity with common US fiscal oversight concepts such as Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards ("Yellow Book") and the oversight model of the Office of the Inspector General, o Understanding of fiscal risk management in an international context, o Clarity and credibility of the approach, o Name and version of the financial management/accounting software to be used. • Past Performance: Three professional references; • Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 15. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 17. See attached documents entitled: (1) MCC-16-RFQ-0029 Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4; (2) MCC-16-RFQ-0029 MCC Bio-Data Form; (3) MCC-16-RFQ-0029 Statement of Work SOW; and (4) MCC-16-RFQ-0029 FBO Description

Procurement Advisor for Sierra Leone Threshold Program

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published August 12, 2015  -  Deadline August 26, 2015
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Consultant Services: Procurement Advisor for Sierra Leone Threshold Program MCC-15-RFQ-0061 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0061 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses currently in effect in the latest Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) (www.acquisition.gov/far/fac.html). 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) seeks the services of a Procurement Agent to provide a broad range of procurement management and oversight services in connection with implementation of the Sierra Leone threshold program, as described in the threshold program grant agreement to be signed between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and MCC. 7. Scope: The overall scope of the Contractor's assignment is to perform all services necessary to ensure that all Program-related procurements are conducted in strict compliance with the principles, rules, and procedures set out in the Grant Agreement, the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines, and related MCC policies. The Program will be implemented by the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU), a GoSL entity administratively attached to the Office of the Chief of Staff to Sierra Leone's president and designated by the GoSL in the Grant Agreement to implement the Program. In all cases, the Procurement Agent Consultant must perform the services described in the attached Statement of Work in close coordination and cooperation with MCCU, and the Procurement Agent Consultant will be working on a day-to-day basis with MCCU in executing its duties. 8. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 9. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 10. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA Mandatory qualifications: • Minimum of seven (7) years procurement experience working on multilateral-funded projects, developing procurement documents, managing contractors, and/or supervising government counterparts in managing contractors in consulting and/or construction works. • Demonstrated experience working with procurement guidelines of multilateral agencies, specifically the MCC, World Bank or Asian Development Bank. • Demonstrated experience working in developing countries. • Bachelor level degree in a relevant field is required. • Proficiency at level 3/3 in English required. Preferred qualifications: • Demonstrated experience working on MCC-funded projects. • Demonstrated experience in the Africa region. • Demonstrated experience in or working on Sierra Leone. • Advanced degree, formal education in procurement or related field. • Membership in professional procurement associations. • Demonstrated experience in teaching (formal education) or training (informal/hands-on) procurement professionals. • Demonstrated experience working with MCC's Program Procurement Guidelines and MCC's Standard Bidding Documents. MCC reserves the right to interview candidates. Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant will be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications: At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 12. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform an analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base year and up to four (4) option years. 13. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 26, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brookac@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on August 19, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brooksac@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 14. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: • Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum); • Past Performance: Three professional references; • Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 15. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 17. See attached documents entitled: (1) MCC-15-RFQ-0061 Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4; (2) MCC-15-RFQ-0061 MCC Bio-Data Form; (3) MCC-15-RFQ-0061 Statement of Work; and (4) MCC-15-RFQ-0061 FBO Description