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.
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 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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|DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF “EL PAISNAL,” SAN SALVADOR. Original title in Spanish: “DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE SISTEMA DE RIEGO EN MUNICIPIO DE EL PAISNAL, SAN SALVADOR”.||February 21, 2019||El Salvador|
|Construction-site supervision services||February 15, 2019||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Consultant for Development of Program Closure Plan.||February 11, 2019||El Salvador|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO: “PERFORM TECHNICAL STUDIES THAT DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PROJECTS (PPPs) – BORDER CROSSINGS.” Original title in Spanish: SERVICIOS DE CONSULTORIA PARA: “REALIZAR ESTUDIOS TÉCNICOS QUE DETERMINEN LA FACTIBILIDAD DE PROYECTOS APP - PASOS FRONTERIZOS”.||February 11, 2019||El Salvador|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5640100 STREET LIGHTING REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR(S)||February 11, 2019||Ghana|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE 3.0||February 8, 2019||Nepal|
|REJECTION NOTICE SUPERPAVE ASPHALT MIX DESIGN AND REHABILITATION EXPERT ||February 8, 2019||Nepal|
|REJECTION NOTICE SOILS STABILIZATION AND FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION (FDR) EXPERT (OMCN/RMP/ICS/021)||February 8, 2019||Nepal|
|List of Awarded Contracts for January 2019||February 8, 2019||Liberia|
|Research and development consultancy services||February 8, 2019||Morocco|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||February 7, 2019||Liberia|
|Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Implementation Consultant (RIC)||February 6, 2019||Sierra Leone|
|SUPERVISION OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF “EL PAISNAL”, SAN SALVADOR. Original title in Spanish: “SUPERVISIÓN DEL DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE SISTEMA DE RIEGO EN MUNICIPIO DE EL PAISNAL, SAN SALVADOR”.||February 5, 2019||El Salvador|
|Research and development consultancy services||February 5, 2019||Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||February 5, 2019||Morocco|
|REHABILITATION PROJECT HIGHWAY CA01E, SECTION: DETOUR “SANTA ROSA DE LIMA” - FRONTIER “EL AMATILLO”, MUNICIPALITY OF “PASAQUINA”, DEPARTMENT OF “LA UNION". Original title in Spanish: “REHABILITACION CARRETERA CA01E, TRAMO: DESVÍO SANTA ROSA DE LIMA – FRONTERA EL AMATILLO, MUNICIPIO DE PASAQUINA, DEPARTAMENTO DE LA UNIÓN”.||February 4, 2019||El Salvador|
|SUPERVISION OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTEGRAL MODERNIZATION PROJECT OF THE BORDER POST “ANGUIATÚ”. Original title in Spanish: “SUPERVISIÓN DEL DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL PROYECTO DE MODERNIZACIÓN INTEGRAL DEL PUESTO FRONTERIZO DE ANGUIATÚ”.||February 4, 2019||El Salvador|
|DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTEGRAL MODERNIZATION PROJECT OF THE BORDER POST “ANGUIATÚ”. Original title in Spanish: “DISEÑO MÁS CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL PROYECTO DE MODERNIZACIÓN INTEGRAL DEL PUESTO FRONTERIZO ANGUIATÚ”.||February 4, 2019||El Salvador|
|Supply of Construction Information Management System Software and Related Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)||January 29, 2019||Côte d'Ivoire|
|CANCELLATION OF REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS - “Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity Corporation” ||January 28, 2019||Liberia|
|UTILITY TRAINING CONSULTANT FOR LIBERIA ELECTRICITY CORPORATION TRAINING CENTER||January 24, 2019||Liberia|
|CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018 / AVIS D’ATTRIBUTION DES CONTRATS DU MOIS DE DECEMBRE 2018||January 23, 2019|
|ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO BID DOCUMENT - RE: 5120400 UPGRADE OF THE ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA LIMITED (ECG) DATA CENTER & COMMUNICATION NETWORK||January 22, 2019||Ghana|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5140200 SELECTION OF IDIQ CONTRACTORS FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF LV BIFURCATION AND NETWORK IMPROVEMENT - MULTIPLE AWARDS||January 14, 2019||Ghana|
|Research consultancy services||January 10, 2019||Morocco|
|List of Awarded Contracts for December 2018||January 9, 2019||Liberia|
|AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHES RELATIF AU PLAN DE PASSATION DES MARCHES N°3 DU COMPACT||January 8, 2019||Benin|
|Research and development consultancy services||January 8, 2019||Morocco|
|General Procurement Notice (GPN)||January 8, 2019||Sierra Leone|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 11) 1ST JANUARY 2019 - 31ST DECEMBER 2019||January 8, 2019||Ghana|
|CONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT, AND REHABILITATION OF EDUCATIONAL CENTERS OF THE 45 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF INCLUSIVE SCHOOL AT FULL-TIME (SI-EITP BY ITS ACRONYM IN SPANISH) TO BE INTERVENED, GROUPS 1 AND 2. ELEVEN (11) EDUCATIONAL CENTERS. Original title in Spanish: “CONSTRUCCION, REEMPLAZO Y REHABILITACION DE LOS CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE LOS 45 SISTEMAS INTEGRADOS DE ESCUELA INCLUSIVA A TIEMPO PLENO (SI-EITP) A SER INTERVENIDOS, GRUPOS 1 Y 2. ONCE (11) CENTROS EDUCATIVOS”||January 7, 2019||El Salvador|
|CONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT, AND REHABILITATION OF EDUCATIONAL CENTERS OF THE 45 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF INCLUSIVE SCHOOL AT FULL-TIME (SI-EITP BY ITS ACRONYM IN SPANISH) TO BE INTERVENED, GROUPS 1 AND 2. THIRTEEN (13) EDUCATIONAL CENTERS. Original title in Spanish: “CONSTRUCCION, REEMPLAZO Y REHABILITACION DE LOS CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE LOS 45 SISTEMAS INTEGRADOS DE ESCUELA INCLUSIVA A TIEMPO PLENO (SI-EITP) A SER INTERVENIDOS, GRUPOS 1 Y 2. TRECE (13) CENTROS EDUCATIVOS”||January 7, 2019||El Salvador|
|Procurement of Implementer for District Heating Metering||January 5, 2019||Kosovo|
|CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE DECEMBER 2018||January 4, 2019||Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||January 4, 2019||Morocco|
|FOMILENIO II Annual Procurement Plan Compact PP7 January - December 2019||January 4, 2019||El Salvador|
|Energy ||December 28, 2018||Benin|
|Electricity||December 20, 2018||Benin|
|Data collection and collation services||December 13, 2018||Benin|
|Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work||November 29, 2018||Morocco|
|General Procurement Notice - September 2018 - August 2019||November 29, 2018||Morocco|
|LEC Customer Service Center Feasibility Study and Design||November 22, 2018||Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice – Amendment 01||November 19, 2018||Senegal|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5120400 UPGRADE OF THE ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA LIMITED (ECG) DATA CENTER & COMMUNICATION NETWORK||November 19, 2018||Ghana|
|Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project||November 6, 2018||Liberia|
|Supply and Delivery of Wood Poles for Overhead Power and Telecommunications Lines for Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)||November 6, 2018||Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 10) 1ST OCTOBER 2018 - 31ST SEPTEMBER 2019||October 24, 2018||Ghana|
|General Procurement Notice # 2 (Amendment #2)||October 15, 2018||Benin|
|PROCUREMENT NOTICE ON MCA-ZAMBIA COMPACT CLOSURE ||October 15, 2018||Zambia|
|General Procurement Notice 1.0||October 11, 2018|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||October 2, 2018||Niger|
|Consultancy Services for Communications and Public Relations||September 27, 2018||Liberia|
|Addendum 1 - Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity Corporation||September 19, 2018||Liberia|
|Supply and Delivery of Transformers, Conductors, Pre/Post Payment Meters, Tools and Equipment for Liberia Electricity Corporation||September 17, 2018||Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE No.2||September 14, 2018||Kosovo|
|Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir Communities||September 7, 2018||Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice 2.8||August 20, 2018||Nepal|