Solomon Islands Threshold Program Industry Day

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Opportunity ID:331415
Opportunity Number:SI-INDUSTRY-DAY
Opportunity Title:Solomon Islands Threshold Program Industry Day
Opportunity Category:Other
Opportunity Category Explanation:TBD
Funding Instrument Type:Other
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:International Development
CFDA Number(s):85.002
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:MCC
Agency Name:Millennium Challenge Corporation
Posted Date:Feb 10, 2021
Last Updated Date:Mar 04, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Fiscal Year:2021
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Description:Update March 4, 2021 – The Industry Day presentation, participant list, and question and response document have been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab.BackgroundThe Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation that works with developing countries to promote sustainable economic growth to reduce poverty. Since its establishment in 2004, MCC has deployed more than $10 billion in development grants through compact and threshold programs across 40+ countries. For more information on MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.In 2021, MCC and the Solomon Islands Government expect to sign a Threshold Program Grant Agreement totaling US $23 million to support a four-year program with the objective of implementing policy and institutional reforms that lead to a reduction in poverty through economic growth in Solomon Islands. The four-year timeline for this program is expected to begin in April 2021. The Solomon Islands Threshold Program consists of two projects: the Accessing Land for Tourism Investment Facilitation (ALTIF) Project and the Forest Value Enhancement Project (FoVEP).PurposeTo support the Threshold Program activities in Solomon Islands, MCC is seeking partners through the following procurements:1. Community Engagement Services: As part of the ALTIF project, tasks include support for the delivery of information, public outreach and awareness, advisory and other assistance to communities that are located nearby registered land parcels with a high potential to attract tourism investment with the objective of facilitating community acceptance for a tourism investor’s use of land for investment purposes and sharing of benefits between an investor and community around a tourism investment.2. Cross-Cutting Program Support Services: Tasks are related to conducting facilitated governance reform, program monitoring, strategic communications, and meeting and administrative support. Note that this procurement was initially anticipated as two separate procurements, for which RFIs were previously released on beta.SAM.gov (Facilitated Governance Reform, published on January 7, 2021, and Communications and Meeting Support Services, published on December 30, 2020).Draft Statements of Work for these two procurements can be found under the "Related Documents" tab.EventMCC will hold a virtual Industry Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Eastern Time to share information regarding the upcoming procurements and answer industry questions. Note that the event is scheduled to take into account the time difference between the U.S. and Solomon Islands, as organizations supporting the Threshold Program must ensure availability in both time zones.Organizations interested in joining the Industry Day are asked to register by Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 4:00 pm Eastern Time at the following link: https://si-industry-day.eventbrite.com. Each individual must register separately in order to receive login instructions. If you registered but did not receive the instructions, please email [email protected] prior to the Industry Day start time. There is no registration fee for this event.Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance for the Industry Day. When submitting a question, please indicate which procurement the question relates to. Questions should be sent to Ms. Cindy Guo at [email protected] and Ms. Jacqueline Naranjo at [email protected] by Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. Note: Questions will be answered in writing after the event, but MCC may also address some of them during the industry day presentations.The schedule of the event is as follows*:4:00 – 4:30 pm: Introduction and background on Solomon Islands projects4:30 – 5:30 pm: Information and Q&As on Cross-Cutting Program Support Services procurement5:30 – 6:30 pm: Information and Q&As on Community Engagement Services procurement*If you are interested in attending the discussion of only one of the procurements, you are welcome to do so. However, while MCC strives to maintain this schedule during the event, it is possible that slight shifts may occur.MCC will not transcribe the Industry Day content, but plans to publish any PowerPoint presentation(s) that are shared during the event via an amendment to this posting. At its discretion, MCC may record the Industry Day and include important questions/issues that arise as part of a Questions & Answers document, which is expected to be posted the week after the event.Additionally, to encourage teaming and other arrangements, MCC plans to post a list of Industry Day attendees and email addresses in the amendment. If you do not want your name and contact information to be shared, please email [email protected] and [email protected] by Thursday, February 26 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.***The Government will not reimburse participants for any expenses associated with their participation in this Industry Day.***
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Modification Comments:The Industry Day presentation, participant list, and question and response document have been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab.





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