RFI – Strengthening Capacity and Effectiveness of the People’s Assemblies System in Laos Activity

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330444
Opportunity Number: 72048621RFI00002
Opportunity Title: RFI – Strengthening Capacity and Effectiveness of the People’s Assemblies System in Laos Activity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Other
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Democracy and Governance
CFDA Number(s): 98.001
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USAID-THA
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Thailand USAID-Bangkok
Posted Date: Dec 18, 2020
Close Date: Jan 12, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 18, 2020
Award Ceiling: $25,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Reference Number: 72048621RFI00002 Release Date: December 18, 2020 Response Due Date: January 12, 2021 The United States Government, represented by the USAID/Laos Country Representative Post (USAID Laos), is in the process of designing a new five-year program to Strengthen the Capacity and Effectiveness of the People’s Assemblies System in Laos. This is a Request for Information (RFI) which intends to provide public information to parties interested in USAID’s support in the sector, as well as to collect any information and suggestions about USAID's planned programming. Information collected is intended to help in the Mission’s activity design and development for an intended future solicitation which is anticipated to be issued in Spring 2021. Requested Action: At this time, USAID is seeking responses to the questions of this RFI as detailed below. Interested parties are requested to provide feedback to USAID Laos using the email address below by January 12, 2021 The responses should include the following: Cover page, not to exceed one (1) page, that includes: Organization name and address Point of contact name and contact information Size and type of organization USAID invites the public to submit comments, suggestions, and other information for consideration regarding the approach to the People’s Assemblies Activity. Comments are not to exceed five (5) pages, excluding the cover page. No pages beyond this limit will be reviewed. Respondents are requested to answer any of the questions included in Annex 2 — Request for Information. Respondents do not have to address all the questions. USAID Laos is interested in answers related to respondents’ areas of greater interest or potential contribution. Proprietary information must not be sent. Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Please note USAID is not seeking technical or cost applications/proposals at this time. How to Submit a Response All comments must be submitted electronically with the title “Strengthening Capacity and Effectiveness of the People’s Assemblies System in Laos Activity” to Ms. Amornrat Muansantheai at amuansantheai@usaid.gov and to Ms. Karittha Jenchiewchan at kjenchiewchan@usaid.gov with a copy to Mr. William Sedlak, Regional Agreement/Contracting Officer at wsedlak@usaid.gov. Responses to this RFI will be accepted through the date and time indicated above. You will only receive an electronic confirmation acknowledging receipt of your response but will not receive individualized feedback on any suggestions. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the Government’s use of such information. Specific questions about this RFI should be directed only to the email addresses identified above. This RFI is not to be construed as a commitment by the U. S. Government to issue any solicitation or ultimately award a contract or agreement on the basis of this RFI, nor to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of any comments. If a future solicitation is issued, it will be announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website at https://beta.sam.gov or at www.grants.gov at a later date The submitted response should include: Reference Number: 72048621RFI00002 Date: Name/Email: Affiliation/Organization: Address: Attachments: Please attach any documents that support your comments to the above questions. Respondents may also include self/organization information including past experiences working in this subject area, experience working with other stakeholders, or capacity information. Maximum number of Attachments: two (2). Each Attachment is not to exceed two (2) pages. Attachments: Attachment 1 Attachment 2 Thank you for your assistance and interest in USAID programs. Sincerely, /s/ William Sedlak Regional Agreement/Contracting Officer USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, Thailand Annexes: Annex 1 Concept Note Annex 2 RFI Questions Annex 3 Results Framework
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