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Tender are invited for USAID/DRC Broad Agency Announcement: Establishing Conflict Free Supply Chains in Eastern DRC and Reducing the Vulnerability of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Communities to Conflict
CFDA Number : 98.001 -- USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement : No
Closing Date for Applications: Feb 12, 2018
Posted Date : Dec 26, 2017
Description: The USAID Broad Agency Announcement for"Establishing Conflict Free Supply Chains in Eastern DRC and Reducing the Vulnerability of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Communities to Conflict"USAID/DRC Office of Economic GrowthBAA Number: 720660BAA1800001The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development (R&D) interventions to address the continued link between minerals and the funding of armed groups, which facilitates insecurity and instability in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). USAID invites organizations and companies to submit an Expression of Interest, as provided in Section III below. USAID and stakeholders, through the co-creation process, will strive to design a program that will use innovative, private-sector led, scalable, transparent, and sustainable approaches or models that facilitate increased exports of conflict-free minerals, particularly gold; and refine and accelerate the adoption of approaches and models in gold mine sites that strengthen artisanal and small-scale (ASM) miners/ASM communities resilience to conflict through enhanced economic activity.The intent of the BAA is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high-quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. USAID will invite selected public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations, as detailed below, to co-create R&D solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements stated in this BAA in Section II below.Co-Investing: The purpose of this BAA is to align USAID goals with a range of partners to facilitate shared responsibility, shared risk, and shared resourcing. Shared resourcing requires that cash and other resources, both tangible and intangible, such as in-kind contributions, expertise, intellectual property, brand value, high-value coordination, and access to key people, places, and information, are directed towards reaching the solution to the Problem/Challenge. Co-investing does not require equal shared resources (such as 1:1 leverage), but rather resource contributions that...