Mekong ARCC | Request for Proposals: Ecosystem and Community-Based Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Initiatives


23 May 2013
DAI invites firms, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, universities and other organizations to submit proposals for the provision of support to the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (Mekong ARCC) program in carrying out "Ecosystem and Community-based Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Initiatives" in the targeted provinces of Chiang Rai and Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, and Khammouan and Champasak, Laoand PDR.


Through this call for proposals, DAI intends to make subcontract awards to one or more implementing partners, with at least one award for activities in each of these two Lower Mekong Basin countries. As the solicitation covers only activities in Lao PDR and Thailand, DAI will only review proposals for the targeted provinces in these countries.

Implementing groups will carry out activities with communities that reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change, particularly related to community livelihoods and welfare, for approximately two and a half years. Proposed Adaptation Initiatives will have a maximum budget of US$ 200,000 per site for the entire life of project. While there is no minimum award amount, projects that are considered too small to demonstrate sufficient measurable outcomes will not receive full consideration. Organizations may apply to work at sites in more than one of the targeted provinces. Awards will be made as contracts (not grants), and implementing partners will receive funds from and report to USAID’s Mekong ARCC program based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Interested groups can download bid documents from the Mekong ARCC Website: Proposals are due July 3, 2013.  

For any inquiries relating to the solicitation, please contact by June 5, 2013.