This is a Sources Sought Notice (SSN) to identify Small Businesses that are interested and capable of performing on a E3/Land and Urban, Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) Project. The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Office of Land and Urban (LU) is issuing this Sources Sought Notice which is intended to:
- Conduct market research to gauge the interest and capabilities of small business concerns to provide services as described in the draft Statement of Work (SOW) titled “E3/Land and Urban, Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL)” project;
- Solicit and obtain input, advice, knowledge, and best practices from organizations interested in participating in USAID’s evaluations, research, communications, knowledge management, training, and technical assistance within the land tenure, resource governance, and sustainable urbanization sectors.
The purpose of the Communications, Evidence and Learning project is to create, expand, and disseminate the results of evidence-based knowledge around: 1) land tenure, property rights, and resource governance, and 2) urban development, urban-based programming, and sustainable urbanization. Project activities and results will guide USAID and U.S. Government program design and implementation, inform policy discussions, and improve decision making to maximize the effectiveness of limited development resources to accomplish key U.S. Government development objectives such as: mitigating conflict, fostering economic growth, promoting resilience, improving women’s economic empowerment, enhancing food security and nutrition, supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, improving urban service delivery, strengthening local and urban governance, and improving urban health.
USAID welcomes all segments of the public (in the U.S. and abroad) to respond to the RFI. Small businesses are highly encouraged to respond. Responses are due by September 1, 2017.
View the RFI here and instructions for responses here: USAID_Land_Tenure_SSN_SOL-OAA-17-000062