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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|(i) Soils Stabilization and FDR Expert (ii) Superpave Asphalt Mix Design and Rehabilitation Expert||September 21, 2018||Nepal|
|Compilation of financial statements services||September 20, 2018||Benin|
|NOTIFICATION OF CONTRACT AWARD NO. 26 (AUGUST 2018)||September 19, 2018|
|Addendum 1 - Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity Corporation||September 19, 2018||Liberia|
|Energy-efficiency consultancy services||September 17, 2018||Benin|
|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|
|ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO BID DOCUMENT - 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY (BSP) SUBSTATION - DESIGN - BUILD - EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS||September 12, 2018||Ghana|
|Procurement of Pipes, Fittings and Accessories for LWSC||September 12, 2018||Zambia|
|Education and training services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Road transport services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Road transport services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Road-inspection services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Financial and insurance services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Administrative social services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Health and safety consultancy services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Stakeholders representation services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Environmental engineering consultancy services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Engineering services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Engineering support services||September 11, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Recruitment of a Firm for Gender policy development in Education and Institutional strengthening for the Ministère de l’Education Nationale de l’Enseignement Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENETFP)||September 7, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir Communities||September 7, 2018||Liberia|
|Développement et opérationnalisation d’une Politique Genre au sein du Ministère de l’Education Nationale de l’Enseignement Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENETFP)||September 7, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity Corporation||September 6, 2018||Liberia|
|Contract Award July - August 2018||September 6, 2018||Zambia|
|Captive Power Study||September 4, 2018||Sierra Leone|
|List of Awarded Contracts for August 2018||September 4, 2018||Liberia|
|AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT – ZAMBIA (MCA-ZAMBIA)||September 3, 2018||Zambia|
|ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO BID DOCUMENT - 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY POINT (BSP) SUBSTATION - DESIGN - BUILD||August 27, 2018||Ghana|
|Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)||August 27, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|General Procurement Notice 2.8||August 20, 2018||Nepal|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5140800 SELECTION OF AN IDIQ ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANT||August 16, 2018||Ghana|
|Research and development consultancy services||August 15, 2018||Morocco|
|Notice of Award Recruitment Services||August 14, 2018||Nepal|
|Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)||August 10, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Road transport services||August 10, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Research and development consultancy services||August 8, 2018||Morocco|
|AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHES N°2 (REVISE)||August 6, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE N°2||August 6, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Research and development consultancy services||August 6, 2018||Morocco|
|Contracts award notice_July 2018||August 1, 2018||Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||August 1, 2018||Morocco|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||July 27, 2018||Liberia|
|Research and development consultancy services||July 25, 2018||Morocco|
|General Procurement Notice 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2019||July 25, 2018||Morocco|
|Construction work||July 20, 2018||Niger|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (PP#3:Mod#5)||July 20, 2018||Niger|
|Design - Build Raw Water Transmission Pipeline from Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant to White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Liberia||July 20, 2018||Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||July 17, 2018||Georgia|
|General Procurement Notice #2 (Amendment #1)||July 13, 2018||Benin|
|General Procurement Notice / Avis général de Passation de Marchés||July 11, 2018||Senegal|
|General Procurement Notice No. 1 (July 1, 2018 - July 30, 2019)||July 9, 2018||Mongolia|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY POINT (BSP) SUBSTATION - DESIGN-BUILD||July 6, 2018||Ghana|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 9) 1ST JULY 2018 - 31ST JUNE 2019||July 3, 2018||Ghana|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT - 5610400 CONSULTANCY SERVICES - FIELD METERING AND MONITORING STUDIES||July 3, 2018||Ghana|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO AWARD CONTRACT - 5120700 CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE INSTITUTIONAL GENDER SELF-ASSESSMENT (AUDIT), DEVELOPMENT OF A GENDER POLICY, INSTITUTIONAL STREGTHENING/CAPACITY BUILDING AND NETWORKING INTERVENTIONS FOR THE ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA (ECG) AND THE NORTHERN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY||June 1, 2018||Ghana|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD CONTRACT - 5830100/01 CONSULTANCY FOR AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MiDA)||May 29, 2018||Ghana|
|General Procurement Notice No 12 - Revised||May 21, 2018||Zambia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||May 20, 2018||Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||May 4, 2018||Benin|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||April 26, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|General Procurement Notice (GPN) 5||April 10, 2018||Sierra Leone|
|General Procurement Notice 2018 (March-August)||April 2, 2018||Kosovo|