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

Stay Engaged and Informed

  • Subscribe to MCC’s email list to learn about upcoming MCC events, including domestic and international outreach events.
  • Contact us to partner on events and outreach.
  • For questions about a specific procurement, please refer to the contact information included in each procurement notice below.
Compact Procurements
ProcurementDateCountry
General Procurement Notice No 12 – RevisedMay 21, 2018Buyer: MCA-Zambia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEMay 20, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
EnergyMay 18, 2018Buyer: MCA-Benin II
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) PRODUCTIVE USES OF ELECTRICITY SUPPORTMay 17, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
Research and development consultancy servicesMay 15, 2018Buyer: PRONACOM Guatemala
Consulting Services for Financial Analysis and Institutional Assessment of EDSAMay 15, 2018Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)
NOTIFICATION OF CONTRACT AWARD NO. 23 (APRIL 2018)May 14, 2018Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
Contract Award Notice Period March 2018May 9, 2018Buyer: MCA-Indonesia
Additional Contract Awarded for April 2018May 8, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) ProjectMay 4, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
General Procurement Notice N°2May 4, 2018Buyer: MCA-Benin II
Contract Award March-April 2018May 4, 2018Buyer: MCA-Zambia
Desktop computerMay 3, 2018Buyer: MCA-Honduras
Contracts Awarded for April 2018May 1, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
Contracts AwardedApril 30, 2018Buyer: MCA-Honduras
Research and development consultancy servicesApril 30, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE_April 2018April 30, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
Computer equipment and suppliesApril 27, 2018Buyer: MCA-Honduras
General Procurement NoticeApril 27, 2018Buyer: MCA-Honduras
PSN Raw Water Pipeline Design BuildApril 26, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
General Procurement Notice N°2April 26, 2018Buyer: CNPC-MCC Cote d’Ivoire
METER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MMS) FOR ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA (ECG)April 26, 2018Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
Consulting Services for GIS and Customer Census for EDSAApril 25, 2018Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)
Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir CommunitiesApril 25, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE – 5150100 PROCUREMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SERVICES – INSTALLATION OF AN OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OMS)/ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ADMS)April 19, 2018Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
Contract Award Notice Period January – February 2018April 18, 2018Buyer: MCA-Indonesia
General Procurement NoticeApril 17, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
Research and development consultancy servicesApril 17, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
Research and development consultancy servicesApril 13, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
SUPERVISION OF THE DESIGN MORE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BORDER CROSSING “EL AMATILLO”, DEPARTMENT OF “LA UNION". Original title in Spanish: “SUPERVISIÓN DEL DISEÑO MÁS CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL CRUCE FRONTERIZO EL AMATILLO, DEPARTAMENTO DE LA UNIÓN”April 12, 2018Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)
Contract Awarded for March 2018April 10, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
General Procurement Notice (GPN) 5April 10, 2018Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) PROJECTApril 6, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN OF AN IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER, PILOT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND INNOVATION CENTER FOR THE LIBERIA ELECTRICITY CORPORATIONApril 3, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
General Procurement Notice 2018 (March-August)April 2, 2018Buyer: MILLENNIUM FOUNDATION KOSOVO
Research and development consultancy servicesApril 2, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE – March 2018April 2, 2018Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
RECRUITMENT OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION PANEL (TEP) MEMBERSMarch 28, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 8) 1ST APRIL 2018 – 31ST MARCH 2019March 14, 2018Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
Information about MCA-Indonesia Close OutMarch 5, 2018Buyer: MCA-Indonesia
AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHESFebruary 28, 2018Buyer: MCA-Niger
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEFebruary 28, 2018Buyer: MCA-Niger
Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of the Raw Water Pipeline ProjectFebruary 23, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
General Procurement Notice 4.1February 14, 2018Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)
General Procurement Notice No 12February 13, 2018Buyer: MCA-Zambia
General Procurement Notice 2.7 December 1, 2017 to December 30, 2018February 11, 2018Buyer: MCA-Nepal
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE N°1 – Amendment N°1February 8, 2018Buyer: MCA-Benin II
General Procurement NoticeJanuary 26, 2018Buyer: MCA-Liberia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEJanuary 11, 2018Buyer: MCA-Georgia
General Procurement Notice (GPN) Procurement Plan Compact PP5 Jan – Jun 2018January 4, 2018Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)
Research and development consultancy servicesDecember 18, 2017Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 7 REVISED) OCTOBER 2017 – MARCH 2018December 13, 2017Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
General Procurement NoticeDecember 11, 2017Buyer: MCA-Nepal
5830100 – AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MiDA – ANNULMENT OF PROCUREMENT PROCESSNovember 29, 2017Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)