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Annual Program Statement - Afghanistan Competitiveness of Export-Oriented Businesses Activity (ACEBA)

DAI ACEBA

Bidding Ends: 28-May-2021 4:00 PM
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Category / Sub Category: Industry Specific and Technical Services / Other Professional Technical Activities
Type of Solicitation: Annual Program Statement (Grants)
Contract Type: Grant
Estimated Budget: N/A
Delivery Timeframe: 1 Years
Location(s): Multiple
Bidding Starts: 28-May-2020 4:00 PM
Bidding Ends: 28-May-2021 4:00 PM
Discussion Ends: 28-Mar-2021 4:00 PM
Current Status: Canceled

Description

The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to solicit applications for funding. DAI through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking concept papers first and then full applications from prospective partners to implement activities that will enhance the competitiveness of Afghan export-oriented businesses and create sustainable economic growth in targeted value chains. These activities will contribute to expanding export revenue and to job creation. The geographic focus under consideration is Afghanistan, nation-wide.


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1- mmi (B): Does Medical Institute can apply for this grant    29-May-2020 7:27 PM

ACEBACOP (B): SECTION III- ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION (1) Types of Entities that May Apply This APS is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested and eligible organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. To be eligible for grant awards, the organization: • Must be a non-governmental, non-profit, or profit-making organization (restrictions on costs paid under grants to profit-making organizations apply). • Local organizations must be legally registered in accordance with the laws of the Government of Afghanistan. • Must have sound operating or business practices and must not engage in child labor. • Must support outcomes and results consistent with and linked to ACEBA and its objectives. The eligible sectors are: The targeted product value chains are natural stone (including marble and granite, onyx, and travertine), gemstones and jewelry, carpets, cashmere, and saffron.    30-May-2020 12:41 PM

2- Michelle (B): Question received electronically: Should concept papers include budgets? Answer: Yes, please complete the budget summary table in the concept paper template before submission    31-May-2020 1:31 PM

3- Michelle (B): Question received electronically: Is the duration of grants one year only or multi-year? Answer: Applicants may present multi-year concepts, however, grants can only be funded for one year. As per SECTION II- AWARD INFORMATION (1) Estimated Funding Level ..." funding beyond one year is subject to grantee performance and funding availability. DAI may choose to fully fund or incrementally fund the chosen Application(s).    31-May-2020 1:36 PM

4- Nilofar (S): we need to get a greeting meeting about our products and grant preparing documents. ist possible?    13-Jun-2020 11:57 AM

ACEBACOP (B): ACEBA is working on setting up Webex live information sessions for this APS, to introduce the program and explain the process of completing grant concept papers and applications. No meetings are allowed during COVID 19 lock down therefore we will conduct all information sessions online. We will update this discussion board and email meeting invitations to all interested parties. Please send an email to grantaceba@dai.com with your contact information to be invited to future Webex sessions. We hope the platform will be activated by June 20.    13-Jun-2020 12:18 PM

5- Sanzar (S): If a firm sends a response to DAI/ACEBA's RFP titled "Monitoring And Evaluation Support Services (KBL-002-DAI-ACEBA)" and gets that project, will that disqualify the firm from applying to grants under this APS?    02-Jul-2020 7:27 PM

ACEBACOP (B): If a firm is awarded a monitoring and evaluation award for ACEBA, it may be ineligible to apply for grants, depending on the nature of the grant activity proposed.    04-Jul-2020 7:35 PM

6- Sanzar (S): Can we submit more than one concept paper? if so, does the Afghanbids system allow it? For other opportunities, after we submit a bid then we only have the 'cancel bid' option.    05-Jul-2020 9:34 AM

ACEBACOP (B): Please follow the APS instructions and submit concept papers to the email address provided    13-Jul-2020 2:04 PM

7- Fawad (S): How much is the budget ceiling?    13-Jul-2020 9:38 PM

ACEBACOP (B): Section II-Award Information, sub-section 1 - Estimated Funding Level in the published APS answers the question.    13-Aug-2020 5:57 PM

8- Miroslav (B): Section II-Award Information, sub-section 1 - Estimated Funding Level in the published APS answers the question.    14-Jul-2020 1:56 PM

9- Sanzar (S): Should we expect a pre-bid meeting? it can be online.    08-Aug-2020 4:07 PM

ACEBACOP (B): Concept Papers are received on a rolling basis for grants, therefore there will be no "pre-bid". Due to delayed re-opening of ACEBA, please expect the first information sessions to be schedule after August 21, 2020.    08-Aug-2020 4:33 PM

10- Sanzar (S): On page 5 of the APS under section II - Award Information, it says, "Awards to US organizations may not exceed $100,000...". Does this $100,000 include the firms's contribution as well? (i.e., the whole budget for a concept should be $100,000.) Or, does it mean ACEBA's contribution only? (i.e., the total budget for a concept can exceed the $100,000 threshold. But ACEBA's contribution will be below $100,000.    23-Sep-2020 4:05 PM

ACEBACOP (B): It means ACEBA's contribution (amount awarded by ACEBA)    06-Oct-2020 4:20 PM

11- Mohammad Masoud (S): How much is the maximum budget for an Afghan applicant entity, for a one-year length project under APS?    04-Nov-2020 10:06 PM

ACEBADCOP (B): Please refer to Section I - Funding Opportunity Description, sub-section 1-Description of the Proposed Program/Overall Program Objectives.    10-Nov-2020 2:54 PM

12- Ulfat (S): I am wondering to know if $6 million is for all 60 grants or each grantee can be awarded $6 million? How much is the maximum budget for one applicant entity?    10-Nov-2020 10:56 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): Section II-Award Information, sub-section 1 - Estimated Funding Level in the published APS answers the question (Total amount for this APS is approximately USD 6 million. The answer to the 2nd question is clearly described in Section I - Funding Opportunity Description, sub-section 1-Description of the Proposed Program/Overall Program Objectives.    10-Nov-2020 2:56 PM

13- Victoria (S): Can you please confirm if funds remain for the consideration of new concept papers at this time? Also, are documents available to publicly share here with notes from any bidder conferences or similar information sessions that have been held to date? Many thanks    14-Dec-2020 12:35 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): Yes, the funding is available for eligible concept notes ideas/submissions. There was no bidder conference/information sessions held due to COVID 19 restrictions, therefore all the discussions are available on this board.    19-Dec-2020 1:17 PM

14- Miroslav (B): Yes, the funding is available for eligible concept notes ideas/submissions. There was no bidder conference/information sessions held due to COVID 19 restrictions, therefore all the discussions are available on this board.    15-Dec-2020 2:07 PM

15- Maltya (S): Question 1: Can we approach more than one province under this APS? As an example, can add Kabul and Balkh provinces at one application (concept note)?    26-Jan-2021 8:47 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): Yes; it is up to the grantee to propose the applicable provinces and the number of provinces is not limited.    26-Jan-2021 3:50 PM

16- Maltya (S): Question 2: Under workforce development program, on page 6 of APS it is mentioned : In most cases, students are expected to contribute to the costs of their own training, with a minimum contribution covering their own food and transportation costs as well as a training registration fee. Does registration fee for technical training is compulsory and trainees are required to pay for the course the attend? If so, what would be the percentage?    26-Jan-2021 8:57 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): This fee is not associated with the actual training participation. The fee that the trainees are asked for is a nominal contribution towards the attendance of the training. ACEBA will not pay trainees for their attendance as per the "Overall Program Objectives" section in the published APS. There is no percentage associated with this fee.    26-Jan-2021 3:56 PM

17- Maltya (S): This is mean that trainees are required to contribute a fee towards the technical training? Does each trainee required to pay a contribution fee for the training he/she gets?    27-Jan-2021 11:16 AM

ACEBADCOP (B): Please refer to APS Page 6 #3 on the subject. "ACEBA will not pay for transportation or training stipends for trainees, with exception made only for students who must travel and stay away from home in order to attend training. In most cases, students are expected to contribute to the costs of their own training, with a minimum contribution covering their own food and transportation costs as well as a training registration fee.    31-Jan-2021 10:27 AM

18- Abdul Ghayoor (S): Question: Can an Afghan Entity apply for this grant as consortium with one of its global partners?    07-Feb-2021 3:39 PM

19- Miroslav (B): Any officially registered business entities can apply in accordance with the published APS (eligibility requirements). Members of consortium can apply as individually registered business entity or consortium as a whole.    11-Feb-2021 11:42 AM


Buyer Info

Organization: DAI ACEBA
Phone: +93798225414
Email procurementaceba@dai.com
Street: Kabul, Afghanistan
City: Kabul
Province: Kabul
Country: Afghanistan

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