This is a pre-funding opportunity announcement only. No applications are requested at this time. Please hold all questions/requests for information as they will not be responded to until the full announcement (RFA) is issued. This notice in no way obligates USAID to release a solicitation or award. Issuance of a RFA will be subject to internal USAID approvals and the availability of funds. The request is expected to be available for the public in the next few weeks. Due to the competitive nature of the procurement, unsolicited applications will not be considered. All applications have to be submitted in response to the RFA. USAID/RDMA anticipates awarding a five-year cooperative agreement (CA) to facilitate agricultural technology diffusion in Asia. The CA will support an organization, or consortium of organizations with one legal entity as primary lead, to catalyze the transfer of scalable technology across the South and Southeast Asia regions, with a particular focus on Feed the Future (FTF) focus countries Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal. The program will consist of four components: 1. The first component will be horticulture. The Recipient will identify a compelling regional horticultural problem, for which effective solutions can be explored through technology innovation and diffusion, preferably in partnership with regional private sector and/or academic partners. 2. The second component, with conditions similar to the above, will be aquaculture. The aquaculture interventions should aim to improve the sustainability of production. 3.The third component reflects USAID/RDMAâ€™s overarching vision for the activity, and will require the Recipient to develop and deliver an approach for identifying and implementing interventions addressing important regional agriculture or food security problems, through broad engagement with relevant stakeholders across the region. 4. The fourth component will be dynamic and flexible and will respond to the specific requests of the bilateral USAID FTF missions for support in addressing a problem through transferred technology. This component will be primarily bilateral mission initiated, designed, and funded. Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM) Please be advised that each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal awarding agency that is excepted from those requirements under 2 CFR Â§25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR Â§25.110(d)) is required to: be registered in SAM before submitting its application; provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. The Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award.
Agency: Agency for International Development
Interested organizations should successfully demonstrate their capability and capacity to implement activities in the Asia region. U.S. and non-U.S. NGOs, are eligible to submit applications. For the purposes of this solicitation, NGOs include any incorporated entity, either non-profit or for-profit, other than a governmental organization. Please note that USAID policy is not to award profit under assistance instruments.
This is a pre-funding opportunity announcement only. No applications are requested at this time.
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.