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Partnership Opportunities

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Activities in USAID/Colombia are implemented through contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with Colombian and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and contractors.  For information about future business opportunities with USAID/Colombia please check the latest version of our business forecast.

USAID/Colombia Business Forecast as of 12/15/15 [PDF, 71 KB]


USAID/Colombia’s strategic approach for the 2014 - 2018 period

USAID/Colombia's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2014-2018) [PDF, 2MB]


Submit Unsolicited Proposals

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strongly encourages the submission of a concept paper for initial consideration as opposed to a more lengthy detailed application. To submit unsolicited proposals please follow the guidance below:

Unsolicited Proposals and Grant Applications

Both unsolicited proposals and unsolicited applications should be sent to UnsolicitedProposals@usaid.gov


Request for Proposals (RFP): Producers to Markets Alliance Activity

Issue Date: May 26, 2016

Deadline for Questions: June 9, 2016 - 3:00 pm Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

Bidders Conference: June 16, 2016 - 10:00 am Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

Closing Date & Time: July 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking the services of a contractor for a five-year Activity (2016 – 2021) in the range of USD $67 – $74.5 Million that will improve the competitiveness of rural producers to respond to new and expanding market opportunities. The initiatives designed under this activity are market-led and focus on meeting the expectations of end markets, to ensure sustainability and increased profitability for rural producers and other actors in the selected value chains. The Producers to Market Alliance(PMA) Activity will help close business deals between producers and buyers to increase incomes of small farmers, including women heads of household and members of minority ethnic groups in rural municipalities that are important to achieving a sustainable and inclusive peace in Colombia.

RFP No. 514-16-000013: Producers to Market Alliance Activity


Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Inclusion for Peace Activity

Issue Date: May 25, 2016

Deadline for Questions: June 1, 2016 - 3:00 pm Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

Closing Date & Time for Concept Paper: June 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

Closing Date & Time for Full Application: July 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund an Activity entitled Inclusion for Peace. Through this activity, USAID’s Office of Vulnerable Populations (OVP) seeks to support the efforts of an organization to foster social and economic inclusion of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities that have been severely affected by conflict, with a special emphasis within that community on people with disabilities, LGBTI population, and women victims of gender-based violence by: 1) Enhancing government capacity to respond to ethnic communities affected by conflict and increasing the communities’ engagement in peacebuilding efforts; 2) Reducing vulnerability to income poverty by increasing access to economic opportunities; and 3) Increasing awareness and respect for ethnic diversity.

NOFO No. 514-16-000005: Inclusion for Peace Activity


Special Notice - Request for Comments: COLOMBIA CARBONO Draft Statement of Objectives (SOO)

Posted Date: April 13, 2016

Response Date: April 22, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

USAID/Colombia seeks comments during the design phase of an anticipated Activity to support Colombia in the implementation of its Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) related climate change mitigation goals, while strengthening community-based sustainable development initiatives in the context of a post peace agreement scenario. Additional information in the link below:

Colombia Carbono Special Notice


Special Notice - Request for Comments: COLOMBIA RESILIENTE Draft Statement of Objectives (SOO)

Posted Date: April 8, 2016

Response Date: April 18, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

USAID/Colombia seeks comments during the design phase of an anticipated Climate Change Activity. The Activity includes the following three objectives: 1) National policy and institutional capacity of Colombia to take early actions towards the achievement of its UNFCCC Paris Agreement obligations including its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), strengthened; 2) Colombia's low carbon, climate resilient development policies implemented at the sub-national level; and 3) Transformational shift towards diversified, large-scale, market-based clean renewable energy facilitated. Additional information in the link below:

Colombia Resiliente Special Notice


Special Notice - Request for Comments: COLOMBIA CONSERVA Draft Statement of Objectives (SOO)

Posted Date: March 31, 2016

Response Date: April 08, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

USAID/Colombia seeks comments during the design phase of an anticipated biodiversity program. The program is anticipated to: 1)increase the area of strategic ecosystems protected and conserved and 2) support the government in making important advances in the conservation of the Colombia's biodiversity. Additional information in the link below:

Colombia Conserva Special Notice


RFA for the FY 2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund)

The RFA for the FY 2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund) has been published on Grants.gov under the Funding Opportunity Number RFA-OAA-16-000007

Bidders Conference: March 16, 2016

The conference for RFA Solicitation # OAA-16-000007 will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, starting at 8:00 AM local time. It is anticipated that the conference will last for approximately four hours, concluding at 12:00 noon local time. The meeting will be done in English and Spanish. The event will take place at the following venue: 

  • Venue: “TRYP  Hotel ”
  • Address: Avenida La Esperanza  # 51- 40, Bogota

In order to participate at this conference, interested parties must register by sending an e-mail to Ms. Pilar Carrasco at pcarrasco@usaid.gov with the following information: name, surname, title, company/organization, address of organization and phone number. No more than 3 persons per company can register. You will receive an email confirming your registration. No more than 100 persons will be registered. Registration must be received by NO LATER THAN March 14, 2016 at 12:00 local time.


Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Reconciliation Activity - AWARDED

Issue Date: September 18, 2015

Deadline for Questions: October 1, 2015

Bidders Conference: October 15, 2015

Deadline for Concept Paper: October 29, 2015

Closing Times: All closing times are 3:00 P.M. Local Time (Bogota, Colombia)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from a qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organization to fund a program entitled Reconciliation Activity.


 

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Last updated: June 23, 2016

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