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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - DT Global

Date Posted: Apr 02, 2024
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Tender Detail

  • Location:
    Muqdisho
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Contract
  • Apply Before:
    Apr 21, 2024

Tender Description

The Inclusive Resilience in Somalia (IRiS) program funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) seeks to accelerate economic development for marginalized groups in the target areas of Somalia by increasing individual, household, business, and community, and system-wide resilience through rural and urban livelihood diversification and promoting inclusive economic market systems to combat real perceived grievances that contribute to violent extremism and conflict.  

 

The project will pursue two main objectives:                 

1)     Strengthen and diversity in rural and urban livelihoods for marginalized groups; and   

2)     Promote economic agency of marginalized groups.   

 

Implemented by a consortium partners Mercy Corps (MC), Save the Children (SC), Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG), and Itad and led by DT Global, an international development contractor, IRiS is seeking applications from companies and cooperatives involved in fish retail businesses that are legally registered in Somalia for grant applications to support IRiS’s activity of creating a network of standard fish retail outlets (kiosks) for improved food safety in Mogadishu and Kismayo. The purpose of this NOFO is to solicit applications from fishing companies and fishing cooperatives interested in improving their fish retail practices through a new business model. The new model is to establish a network of standard hygienic fish retail outlets across Mogadishu and Kismayo, ensuring better quality fish products and fostering increased consumption among the local population. The estimated budget to set up one shop: is $5000, and the total estimated grant for all grantees for this NOFO is up to $100,000 for 20 shops *$5000 = $100,000. Cooperatives or companies must apply for at least three branches.

The applications must be received no later than April 21st , 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EAT. Applicants must submit applications electronically to the Grants Management Unit (GMU), via email at iris.grants@dt-global.com. Late applications will not be considered.  Applicants must meet the requirements of eligibility for this NOFO, those who do not will be disqualified.

The grant(s) will be awarded and implemented in accordance with U.S. government regulations governing grants and the Project’s internal grant management policies.  The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for ensuring achievement of specified grant objectives, deliverables, and outputs/ results.

Please refer to Section 1 – Description of the Funding Opportunity for a complete statement of goals and expected results.

This NOFO consists of the following sections:

  • Section 1 – Description of the Funding Opportunity
  • Section 2 – Application Questions
  • Section 3 – Application Format and Submission Information
  • Section 4 – Evaluation of Applications
  • Section 5 – Award Information and Administration
  • Section 6 – Annexes 

Subject to the availability of funds, the IRiS Program intends to provide approximately $5,000 per kiosk, and a minimum of three kiosks ($5,000 x 3) per grantee totaling $15,000, up to a maximum ceiling of $100,000 USD over a 12-month period. The award amount per grantee depends on the number of grantees selected for this intervention and the number of branches they are applying for. IRiS anticipates awarding Fixed Amount Award (FAA) grants to successful applicants. Under the FAA all payments will be a fixed sum payable upon completion of milestones, which will be defined in detail during grant agreement negotiations.  

How To Apply

To be deemed complete, all applicants must submit all materials listed in the Applicant Checklist, found in Annex C of the NOFO. Materials should be submitted in one submission prior to the application deadline.  Applicants with questions on the contents of this solicitation may submit questions in writing to iris.grants@dt-global.com no later than April 05, 2024 11:59 PM EAT. The IRiS activity and DT Global, reserve the right to not respond to or post questions that are duplicates of other questions or questions that are deemed not relevant.

 Eligible Organizations:

  • Only cooperatives and companies engaged in fresh and cooked fish retail are eligible to apply.  Eligible applicants shall be able to comply with and achieve the proposed outputs, outcomes, and results and have a satisfactory performance record and record of integrity and business ethics. These applicants must have the ability to operate a in Somalia.
  • Applicants must have registration issued by the applicable state where your kiosk will be operational or federal government authority and a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) - (attach a copy of the Applicant’s valid registration and TCC. Cooperatives / companies without valid registration and TCC will be disqualified at the initial review stage, and will not have their proposal evaluated.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that the organization has the human resources and capacity to manage and implement the proposed project.
  • Co-investment of 40% of the cost of setting up and working capital for running the fish retail outlet.
  • Must have been operationalfor at least six months.
  • Must be willing to work in Mogadishu and Kismayo.
  • Not be identified in the System for Award Management (SAM) as ineligible to receive U.S. government funds. 
  • Not appear on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List maintained by the U.S. Treasury for the Office of Foreign Assets Control, or “OFAC List.” 
  • Not listed in the United Nations Security designation list. 
  • Be willing to sign and submit required certifications before awarding the grant.
  • All selected grantees are required to obtain a unique entity identifier (UEI) number before an award is made. UEI numbers may be obtained online at SAM.gov | Home.
  • Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial, administrative, and technical policies and procedures and present a system of internal controls that safeguard assets; protect against fraud, waste, and abuse; and support the achievement of program goals and objectives. IRiS will assess this capability prior to awarding a grant. Any falsification of proposal information may result in rejection/cancellation of the award.
  •  Submit business plan for opening new and / or renovating existing fish retail outlets.

If you are interested in applying, please download the application templates below.

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