Team: New Business | Commitment: Procurement | Location: Washington DC

Request for Expression of Interest: Monetization for the FY 2019 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

Issue Date: November 21, 2018

Closing Date:November 29, 2018

RFP No: USDA-FFPr-2019-01

Place of Performance: Washington DC and in selected FFPr country(ies)

Period of performance:  As agreed during proposal development

Submission email: Michelle Small, Program Development Coordinator, msmall@cnfa.org

Background:

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages an active portfolio of $300 million in programs in 18 countries. CNFA leads and implements programs that support private-sector-led initiatives and increase employment; strengthen agribusinesses, value chains, and markets; increase access to affordable financial services; and increase smallholder incomes and uptake of improved technologies. CNFA anticipates submitting one or more applications in response to the FY 2019 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Through this solicitation, CNFA is seeking proposals for a monetization service provider to be included in our applications. 

Statement of Work:

CNFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a monetization service provider in anticipation of the FY 2019 FFPr Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The selected monetization agent will develop and implement the commodity management plan in accordance with USDA rules, regulations, and timeline. Country selection will be determined upon release of the USDA FY 2019 NOFO. Interested monetization agents should respond to this application by submitting an expression of interest by the due date above in compliance with the instructions below. 

Instructions and Requirements for Submissions of Expressions of Interest:

•Provide a cover page that includes your organization’s name, address, and telephone number along with the date and RFP number and signature of an authorized representative of the offeror.

•Provide a brief overview of your organization and a list of monetization projects and dates of performance in two pages, inclusive of the cover page, with TNR font, size 12 and one-inch margins.

•Submit the EOI in Word or PDF format to the email address indicated above.

CNFA will send a full RFP to interested applicants that address the EOI instructions and demonstrate significant expertise designing and implementing monetization for USDA FFPr programs. Issuance of this request for expressions of interest does not constitute an award commitment on the part of CNFA, nor does it commit CNFA to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed by USDA. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award of an agreement, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.