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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|Consultancy Services for Communications and Public Relations||November 15, 2018||Liberia|
|Consulting Services for Technical and Commercial Audit of EDSA||November 14, 2018||Sierra Leone|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE FOR 5610500 - CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOP ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND LABELLING LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENTS||November 12, 2018||Ghana|
|Research and development consultancy services||November 9, 2018||Morocco|
|Selection of a partner institution for the development of a master’s degree program in infrastructure management in Cote d’Ivoire||November 8, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Supply of Construction Information Management System Software and Related Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)||November 7, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Project and Risk Management Tools and Training Support Services||November 7, 2018||Nepal|
|Design and execution of research and development||November 7, 2018||Morocco|
|Design and execution of research and development||November 7, 2018||Morocco|
|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|
|List of Awarded Contracts for October 2018||November 6, 2018||Liberia|
|Supervision Consultants – Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) and EDSA’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project||November 5, 2018||Sierra Leone|
|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 3, 2018||El Salvador|
|Research and development consultancy services||November 1, 2018||Morocco|
|“Supply and Delivery of Transformers, Conductors, Pre/Post Payment Meters, Tools and Equipment for Liberia Electricity Corporation”||October 31, 2018||Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 10) 1ST OCTOBER 2018 - 31ST SEPTEMBER 2019||October 24, 2018||Ghana|
|CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2018||October 19, 2018||Benin|
|General Procurement Notice # 2 (Amendment #2)||October 15, 2018||Benin|
|Consulting Services for Program Management Consultant (PMC) and Construction Supervisor for the Water Supply Project||October 15, 2018|
|PROCUREMENT NOTICE ON MCA-ZAMBIA COMPACT CLOSURE ||October 15, 2018||Zambia|
|Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) Services for the Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (SKILLS)||October 12, 2018||Côte d'Ivoire|
|General Procurement Notice 1.0||October 11, 2018|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5620100 CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE SETTING UP OF TWO TRAINING CENTERS FOR ENERGY AUDITORS||October 4, 2018||Ghana|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||October 2, 2018||Niger|
|Auditing services||October 1, 2018||Benin|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO “PERFORM TECHNICAL STUDIES FOR THE PACIFIC CORRIDOR BETWEEN THE BORDER CROSSING IN “LA HACHADURA” AND THE CA12 ROAD (“KILO 5”) – THIRD CALL".||October 1, 2018||El Salvador|
|List of Contract Awarded for September 2018||October 1, 2018||Liberia|
|CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE||September 28, 2018||Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||September 28, 2018||Morocco|
|ANNULMENT OF PROCUREMENT PROCESS RE: FINANCIAL AUDIT OF MCC RESOURCES MANAGED BY MCA-MOROCCO RFP: QCBS/MCA-M/PP-13/CIF-COMPACT_PP-02||September 28, 2018||Morocco|
|Electricity||September 27, 2018||Benin|
|Consultancy Services for Communications and Public Relations||September 27, 2018||Liberia|
|Request for Expressions of interest||September 24, 2018||Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||September 24, 2018||Morocco|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|