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How can I become an implementing partner with USAID?
USAID conducts competition for contracts, grants and cooperative agreements to find the most qualified implementing partners for USAID/El Salvador’s development assistance programs at the best value to the US Government. An implementing partner can be a US or local non-governmental organization (NGO), commercial organization, an individual, or a public international organization.
This section of the USAID/El Salvador’s website and the business section of the USAID Washington website is your one-stop place for finding important information to get you started doing business with USAID/El Salvador. Contracts are awarded primarily for technical assistance but also for commodities and/or equipment, transportation services and occasionally, construction. Grants and cooperative agreements are awarded for a variety of programs – some recurring and some for unique non-recurring programs. All contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements issues ultimately support objectives of that part of the US foreign assistance program managed by USAID/El Salvador and implemented for the people of El Salvador.
USAID utilizes various acquisition and assistance instruments to implement its activities. Contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and purchase orders are some of the instruments which are negotiated and signed by USAID/El Salvador. (Definitions of these terms can be found in the glossary of Results-Oriented Assistance: A USAID Sourcebook). These instruments provide a variety of commodities and technical assistance to support the attainment of the agency’s objectives.
To solicit help for its programs, USAID requests proposals. USAID publishes information about these public solicitations on www.fedbizopps.gov and www.grants.gov. You can also check on this website and the www.usaid.gov site to see upcoming activities on the business forecast. A Request for Application (RFA) or Request for Proposal (RFP) is used when USAID has a specific type of program in mind to meet our development assistance goals. These requests can be issued at any time for any activity of program.