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
(i) Soils Stabilization and FDR Expert (ii) Superpave Asphalt Mix Design and Rehabilitation ExpertSeptember 21, 2018Nepal
Compilation of financial statements servicesSeptember 20, 2018Benin
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 CorporationSeptember 19, 2018Liberia
Energy-efficiency consultancy servicesSeptember 17, 2018Benin
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
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 BIDSSeptember 12, 2018Ghana
Procurement of Pipes, Fittings and Accessories for LWSCSeptember 12, 2018Zambia
Education and training servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Road transport servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Road transport servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Road-inspection servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Financial and insurance servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Administrative social servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Health and safety consultancy servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Stakeholders representation servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Environmental engineering consultancy servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Engineering servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Engineering support servicesSeptember 11, 2018Côte 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, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir CommunitiesSeptember 7, 2018Liberia
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, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Supply and Delivery of a 47-foot Hydraulic Digger Derrick Truck for Liberia Electricity CorporationSeptember 6, 2018Liberia
Contract Award July - August 2018September 6, 2018Zambia
Captive Power StudySeptember 4, 2018Sierra Leone
List of Awarded Contracts for August 2018September 4, 2018Liberia
AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT – ZAMBIA (MCA-ZAMBIA)September 3, 2018Zambia
ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO BID DOCUMENT - 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY POINT (BSP) SUBSTATION - DESIGN - BUILDAugust 27, 2018Ghana
Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)August 27, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
General Procurement Notice 2.8August 20, 2018Nepal
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5140800 SELECTION OF AN IDIQ ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANTAugust 16, 2018Ghana
Research and development consultancy servicesAugust 15, 2018Morocco
Notice of Award Recruitment ServicesAugust 14, 2018Nepal
Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) Services for the Abidjan Transport Project (ATP)August 10, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Road transport servicesAugust 10, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Research and development consultancy servicesAugust 8, 2018Morocco
AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHES N°2 (REVISE)August 6, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE N°2August 6, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
Research and development consultancy servicesAugust 6, 2018Morocco
Contracts award notice_July 2018August 1, 2018Morocco
Research and development consultancy servicesAugust 1, 2018Morocco
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
Design - Build Raw Water Transmission Pipeline from Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant to White Plains Water Treatment Plant in LiberiaJuly 20, 2018Liberia
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
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE - 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY POINT (BSP) SUBSTATION - DESIGN-BUILDJuly 6, 2018Ghana
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
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 COMPANYJune 1, 2018Ghana
NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD CONTRACT - 5830100/01 CONSULTANCY FOR AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MiDA)May 29, 2018Ghana
General Procurement Notice No 12 - RevisedMay 21, 2018Zambia
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEMay 20, 2018Liberia
General Procurement Notice N°2May 4, 2018Benin
General Procurement Notice N°2April 26, 2018Côte d'Ivoire
General Procurement Notice (GPN) 5April 10, 2018Sierra Leone
General Procurement Notice 2018 (March-August)April 2, 2018Kosovo