Request for Proposals for Verifier Services for the FMD Vaccine Challenge Project

June 3, 2024

The Secretariat of AgResults (“Secretariat”) invites your organization to submit a proposal (“Proposal”) to provide verification services in accordance with this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project (“Project”).

The Project is an advance market commitment project that is part of the AgResults initiative financed by the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information about AgResults, please visit www.AgResults.org.

The Project consists of a Pay-for-Results (PfR) prize competition in East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) designed to encourage the development and uptake of high-quality FMD vaccines tailored to meet the needs of East Africa. The prize incentive offered by AgResults is structured as a cost-share that reduces the cost-per-dose for buyers, enabling public and private sector actors to better combat FMD through more consistent purchases of these vaccines. In this way, the Project aims to improve animal health and strengthen farmer livelihoods.

The Secretariat expects to award a Fixed Price Contract to the organization(s) hired for the services detailed in this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a period of four years and ten months:

Proposal procedures and instructions are in the RFP linked below. By submitting a Proposal and the required completed and signed “Anticorruption Compliance Certification” (Appendix 5), you will have consented to the terms of this RFP, including the proposal procedures and instructions.

Please note the deadline for receipt of proposal, with all required signatures, including a completed and signed Anticorruption Compliance Certification, is due no later than 1700 Hrs. US Eastern Daylight Time (US EDT) on July 5, 2024. Proposal documents should be submitted in one email to info@agresults.org. Please indicate “FMD Project Verifier RFP” in the subject line of the email. The full timeline for this RFP is included in Appendix 1.

AgResults will review and evaluate proposal submissions using the evaluation criteria specified in Appendix 4 of this RFP and will select the organization(s) at its sole discretion. The selected organization(s) will be notified in writing. Notwithstanding the notification by the AgResults of the contemplated award, no work shall commence prior to the issuance and signature by the AgResults Secretariat of a Project Verification Agreement. AgResults reserves the right to select any number of applying organizations or not to select any organization. The AgResults Secretariat reserves the right to award a contract for all or a portion of the work required, issue more than one contract, or to not award a contract.

We look forward to working with you on this opportunity. Should you have any questions or comments please direct them to info@agresults.org. We appreciate your responsiveness and look forward to a mutually beneficial business relationship.

The RFP, Appendix, and other relevant documents are linked below:

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