The USAID/Lebanon Broad Agency Announcement for Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS)

Agency for International Development
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720268BAA2000001

June 4, 2020 Reference: BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 720268BAA2000001 INITIATIVE TO DELIVER ESSENTIAL ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES (IDEAS) Subject: NEW PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (NPI) ADDENDUM – AMENDMENT NO. 1 Dear Bidders/Applicants, This Amendment No. 1 to subject BAA Addendum is hereby issued to make following changes: 1. Revise the first title under Section IV, to read “AREA OF INTEREST” instead of “AREAS OF INTEREST”. 2. Replace the last two sentences of the first paragraph under Section V with the following: “Applicants are encouraged to reference the Criteria for reviewing each Expression of Interest. Each Expression of Interest should clearly address the challenge area listed above. Any applicant may submit more than one Expression of Interest.” 3. Add the Peer and Scientific Review Board acronym (PSRB) to the fourth paragraph under Section VII. 4. Correct the Eligibility Certification Form attachment number, to read Attachment 1 instead of 2. 5. Provide the list of Q&As to the IDEAS BAA - NPI Addendum. Encl: 1) NPI Addendum - Amendment No. 1: June 4, 2020 2) IDEAS BAA - NPI Addendum - Amendment No. 1 Q&A [END OF NPI ADDENDUM - AMENDMENT NO. 1] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **New Partnership Initiative** Addendum to 720268BAA2000001 Broad Agency Announcement for Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS) Issuance Date: May 15, 2020. Questions Due: May 30, 2020 at 17:00 Beirut local time. Expressions of Interest Submission Due: June 30, 2020 at 17:00 Beirut local time. This Addendum # 01 to Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 720268BAA2000001 seeks Expressions of Interest on game changing solutions to advance New Partnership Initiative (NPI)[1] in the delivery of essential services in Lebanon. This Addendum is restricted to the organizations that meet the requirements of NPI partnership approaches identified below[2] in Section VI. [1] https://www.usaid.gov/npi [2] Key definitions related to the NPI are the following: “Local” partner/entity: An individual or organization that: (1) Is legally organized under the laws of a country that is receiving assistance from USAID; (2) Has as its principal place of business or operations in a country that is receiving assistance from USAID; (3) Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of a country that is receiving assistance from USAID ; and, (4) Is managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country that is receiving assistance from USAID. https://www.usaid.gov/npi/npi-key-definitions See Attached NPI Addendum for further information. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAA Amendment 2: May 13, 2020 BAA Amendment 1: April 2, 2020 Issuance Date: March 18, 2020 Open Period: March 18, 2020 to March 17, 2021 17:00 EST Round 1 Due: April 24, 2020 at 17:00 EST (closed): AOI 2: Solid Waste Management Round 2 Due: October 1, 2020 at 17:00 EST AOI 3: Renewable Electricity Supply Round 3 Due: January 3, 2021 at 17:00 EST: AOI TBD Round 4 Due: March 17, 2021 at 17:00 EST: AOI TBD The USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS) No. 720268BAA2000001 Please see attached BAA Amendment 2 for further details. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAA Amendment 1: April 2, 2020 Issuance Date: March 18, 2020 Open Period: March 18, 2020 to March 17, 2021 Round 1 Due: April 24, 2020 at 17:00 EST Round 2 Due: June 30, 2020 at 17:00 EST Round 3 Due: October 1, 2020 at 17:00 EST Round 4 Due: December 1, 2020 at 17:00 EST The USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS) No. 720268BAA2000001 I. Overview The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Mission in Lebanon, is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development[1] interventions to improve delivery of essential assistance and services at the municipal level. USAID invites for-profit and non-profit, public and private organizations to submit Expression(s) of Interest (EOI), as provided in Section III Stage 1 below. The intent of the BAA is to allow co-creation and co-design to develop high quality, effective partnerships that increase the impact of service delivery to Lebanese communities. The BAA also advances USAID’s Acquisition and Assistance Strategy[2] and New Partner Initiative,[3] which seek innovative approaches to procurement and ways to expand and diversify the partner base. USAID will invite selected entities, as detailed below in Section III Stage 2, to co-create research and development (R&D) innovative and sustainable solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements stated in this BAA, including those entities that have expertise, resources, and/or funding to add to potential solutions. [1] Research is defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 2.101 as: "Basic research” means that research directed toward increasing knowledge in science. The primary aim of basic research is a fuller knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, rather than any practical application of that knowledge. And in FAR 35.001: “Applied research” means that effort which (1) normally follows basic research, but may not be severable from the related basic research, (2) attempts to determine and exploit the potential of scientific discoveries or improvements in technology, materials, processes, methods, devices, or techniques, and (3) attempts to advance the state of the art. Applied research does not include efforts whose principal aim is design, development, or test of specific items or services to be considered for sale; these efforts are within the definition of the term “development,” defined in this subsection. FAR 35.001: “Development” as used in this part, means the systematic use of scientific and technical knowledge in the design, development, testing, or evaluation of a potential new product or service (or of an improvement in an existing product or service) to meet specific performance requirements or objectives. It includes the functions of design engineering, prototyping, and engineering testing; it excludes subcontracted technical effort that is for the sole purpose of developing an additional source for an existing product. [2] https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/how-to-work-with-usaid/acquisition-and-assistance-strategy [3] https://www.usaid.gov/npi ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Issuance Date: March 18, 2020 Open Period: March 18, 2020 to April 17, 2020 17:00 EST The USAID/Lebanon Broad Agency Announcement for Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS) No. 720268BAA2000001 I. Overview The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Mission in Lebanon, is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development[1] interventions to improve delivery of essential assistance and services at the municipal level. USAID invites for-profit and non-profit, public and private organizations to submit Expression(s) of Interest (EOI), as provided in Section III Stage 1 below. The intent of the BAA is to allow co-creation and co-design to develop high quality, effective partnerships that increase the impact of service delivery to Lebanese communities. The BAA also advances USAID’s Acquisition and Assistance Strategy[2] and New Partner Initiative,[3] which seek innovative approaches to procurement and ways to expand and diversify the partner base. USAID will invite selected entities, as detailed below in Section III Stage 2, to co-create research and development (R&D) innovative and sustainable solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements stated in this BAA, including those entities that have expertise, resources, and/or funding to add to potential solutions. [1] Research is defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 2.101 as: "Basic research” means that research directed toward increasing knowledge in science. The primary aim of basic research is a fuller knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, rather than any practical application of that knowledge. And in FAR 35.001: “Applied research” means that effort which (1) normally follows basic research, but may not be severable from the related basic research, (2) attempts to determine and exploit the potential of scientific discoveries or improvements in technology, materials, processes, methods, devices, or techniques, and (3) attempts to advance the state of the art. Applied research does not include efforts whose principal aim is design, development, or test of specific items or services to be considered for sale; these efforts are within the definition of the term “development,” defined in this subsection. FAR 35.001: “Development” as used in this part, means the systematic use of scientific and technical knowledge in the design, development, testing, or evaluation of a potential new product or service (or of an improvement in an existing product or service) to meet specific performance requirements or objectives. It includes the functions of design engineering, prototyping, and engineering testing; it excludes subcontracted technical effort that is for the sole purpose of developing an additional source for an existing product. [2] https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/how-to-work-with-usaid/acquisition-and-assistance-strategy [3] https://www.usaid.gov/npi
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Lebanon , United States