Do Business With MCC Partner Countries

MCC’s commitment to country ownership – one of our founding principles – means that countries are full partners in developing our time-limited investment programs and take the lead in program implementation. This approach promotes the effectiveness and sustainability of our impact over the long term.

Program procurements, grants, and public-private partnerships are solicited, awarded, and administered by partner country accountable entities—or Millennium Challenge Accounts, also known as MCAs. Procurements comply with MCC’s Program Procurement Guidelines, which are based on international procurement standards. MCC oversees these procurement processes to ensure that contracts are open, transparent, free of corruption, and provide best value to American taxpayers.

Upcoming Contract and Grant Opportunities with Partner Countries

Live grant and procurement opportunities are posted on the dgMarket website.

Live Opportunities

MCC publishes a quarterly Business Forecast of partner country opportunities and posts a downloadable list of contracts awarded after 2010.

Five Reasons to Do Business in Our Partner Countries

1. Invoices are paid directly by the U.S. Treasury to the contractor

While MCC and the U.S. Government are not direct parties to contracts administered by our partner countries, payments are made directly by the U.S. Treasury to contractors. This eliminates common risks associated with working in emerging economies and guarantees that invoices are paid as quickly as possible.

2. Funding is committed to specific programs up-front

MCC’s funding is appropriated by the U.S. Congress and committed to specific programs up-front, with no incremental or partial funding. So when a contract is signed with a contractor, money is already available.

3. The procurement process establishes a fair playing field

All contracts are awarded based on fair and open international competition, which creates a level playing field where companies, including U.S. companies and small businesses, can compete and win. The MCC model includes checks and oversight at every step of the procurement process so that all bidders are treated fairly.

4. Winning contracts are price-reasonable and best value

MCC requires all MCAs to conduct a price reasonableness analysis of each procurement so a commercially reasonable price is paid. Proposed prices that are considered unreasonably high or low may be rejected. Proposals are evaluated by independent technical experts based on the best value for American taxpayers, taking into account references, technical quality, and past performance. MCC has zero tolerance for fraud and corruption, which is monitored by the Office of the Inspector General.

5. International environmental and labor standards are enforced

MCC guidelines also ensure that companies implementing MCC-funded contracts don’t harm the environment or engage in unfair or unsafe labor practices. Companies with experience complying with these standards have an advantage during the bidding process.

Differences Between MCC and Partner Country Contracts

MCC Contracts MCC Partner Country Contracts
$70 million per year, on average $500 million per year, on average
For: headquarters operations, due diligence, and monitoring and evaluation For: program implementation
Administered by: MCC Administered by: MCC partner country accountable entities, often called Millennium Challenge Accounts, with MCC oversight
Comply with: U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Comply with: MCC’s Program Procurement Guidelines, based on international standards

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Compact Procurements
ProcurementDateCountry
Procurement of Implementer for Pilot Incentives for Energy EfficiencyDecember 10, 2018Kosovo
Supply or Rental of Bucket TruckDecember 7, 2018Liberia
Health insurance servicesDecember 6, 2018Benin
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TEACHER CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE TRAINING EDUCATORS FOR EXCELLENCE ACTIVITY December 6, 2018Georgia
ElectricityDecember 5, 2018Benin
Contracts award September to November 2018December 5, 2018Zambia
Consultative engineering and construction servicesDecember 4, 2018Morocco
Research and development consultancy servicesDecember 4, 2018Morocco
Research and development consultancy servicesDecember 4, 2018Morocco
REAL PROPERTY CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT of PUBLIC SCHOOLS in GEORGIADecember 4, 2018Georgia
Communications and Public Relations Consultant for OMCNDecember 4, 2018Nepal
List of Awarded Contracts for November 2018December 3, 2018Liberia
Miscellaneous servicesNovember 29, 2018Benin
Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering workNovember 29, 2018Morocco
General Procurement Notice - September 2018 - August 2019November 29, 2018Morocco
SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE REHABILITATION PROJECT HIGHWAY CA01E, SECTION: DETOUR “SANTA ROSA DE LIMA” - FRONTIER “EL AMATILLO”, MUNICIPALITY OF “PASAQUINA”, DEPARTMENT OF “LA UNION". Original title in Spanish: “SUPERVISIÓN DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL PROYECTO REHABILITACIÓN CARRETERA CA01E, TRAMO: DESVÍO SANTA ROSA DE LIMA – FRONTERA EL AMATILLO, MUNICIPIO DE PASAQUINA, DEPARTAMENTO DE LA UNIÓN”November 28, 2018El Salvador
Audit of resources managed by recipient organizations under MCC-Funded grants, contracts, and implementing agreementsNovember 28, 2018Morocco
DCO TVS Abidjan Transport Project (ATP) A-E Service in Côte d'IvoireNovember 26, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5620200 RACE TO RETROFITS AND RENEWABLES PROGRAM - CONTRACTORS - PHASE INovember 22, 2018Ghana
LEC Customer Service Center Feasibility Study and DesignNovember 22, 2018Liberia
General Procurement Notice – Amendment 01November 19, 2018Senegal
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5120400 UPGRADE OF THE ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA LIMITED (ECG) DATA CENTER & COMMUNICATION NETWORKNovember 19, 2018Ghana
Selection of a partner institution for the development of a master’s degree program in infrastructure management in Cote d’IvoireNovember 16, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE FOR 5610500 - CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOP ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND LABELLING LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENTSNovember 12, 2018Ghana
Project and Risk Management Tools and Training Support ServicesNovember 7, 2018Nepal
Design and execution of research and developmentNovember 7, 2018Morocco
Design and execution of research and developmentNovember 7, 2018Morocco
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) ProjectNovember 6, 2018Liberia
Supply and Delivery of Wood Poles for Overhead Power and Telecommunications Lines for Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)November 6, 2018Liberia
List of Awarded Contracts for October 2018November 6, 2018Liberia
Research and development consultancy servicesNovember 1, 2018Morocco
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 10) 1ST OCTOBER 2018 - 31ST SEPTEMBER 2019October 24, 2018Ghana
CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2018October 19, 2018Benin
General Procurement Notice # 2 (Amendment #2)October 15, 2018Benin
Consulting Services for Program Management Consultant (PMC) and Construction Supervisor for the Water Supply ProjectOctober 15, 2018
PROCUREMENT NOTICE ON MCA-ZAMBIA COMPACT CLOSURE October 15, 2018Zambia
General Procurement Notice 1.0October 11, 2018
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEOctober 2, 2018Niger
ElectricitySeptember 27, 2018Benin
Consultancy Services for Communications and Public RelationsSeptember 27, 2018Liberia
Addendum 1 - Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity CorporationSeptember 19, 2018Liberia
Supply and Delivery of Transformers, Conductors, Pre/Post Payment Meters, Tools and Equipment for Liberia Electricity CorporationSeptember 17, 2018Liberia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE No.2September 14, 2018Kosovo
Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir CommunitiesSeptember 7, 2018Liberia
General Procurement Notice 2.8August 20, 2018Nepal
AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHES N°2 (REVISE)August 6, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE N°2August 6, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEJuly 27, 2018Liberia
Research and development consultancy servicesJuly 25, 2018Morocco
General Procurement Notice 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2019July 25, 2018Morocco
Construction workJuly 20, 2018Niger
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (PP#3:Mod#5)July 20, 2018Niger
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEJuly 17, 2018Georgia
General Procurement Notice #2 (Amendment #1)July 13, 2018Benin
General Procurement Notice / Avis général de Passation de MarchésJuly 11, 2018Senegal
General Procurement Notice No. 1 (July 1, 2018 - July 30, 2019)July 9, 2018Mongolia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 9) 1ST JULY 2018 - 31ST JUNE 2019July 3, 2018Ghana
NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT - 5610400 CONSULTANCY SERVICES - FIELD METERING AND MONITORING STUDIESJuly 3, 2018Ghana