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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- For questions about a specific procurement, please refer to the contact information included in each procurement notice below.
|General Procurement Notice No 12 – Revised||May 21, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Zambia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||May 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Energy||May 18, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) PRODUCTIVE USES OF ELECTRICITY SUPPORT||May 17, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Research and development consultancy services||May 15, 2018||Buyer: PRONACOM Guatemala|
|Consulting Services for Financial Analysis and Institutional Assessment of EDSA||May 15, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|NOTIFICATION OF CONTRACT AWARD NO. 23 (APRIL 2018)||May 14, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Contract Award Notice Period March 2018||May 9, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Indonesia|
|Additional Contract Awarded for April 2018||May 8, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project||May 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||May 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|Contract Award March-April 2018||May 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Zambia|
|Desktop computer||May 3, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|Contracts Awarded for April 2018||May 1, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Contracts Awarded||April 30, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|Research and development consultancy services||April 30, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE_April 2018||April 30, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|Computer equipment and supplies||April 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|General Procurement Notice||April 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|PSN Raw Water Pipeline Design Build||April 26, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||April 26, 2018||Buyer: CNPC-MCC Cote d’Ivoire|
|METER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MMS) FOR ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA (ECG)||April 26, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Consulting Services for GIS and Customer Census for EDSA||April 25, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|Consultancy Services for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Activity for Mount Coffee Reservoir Communities||April 25, 2018||Buyer: 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, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Contract Award Notice Period January – February 2018||April 18, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Indonesia|
|General Procurement Notice||April 17, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||April 17, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||April 13, 2018||Buyer: 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, 2018||Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)|
|Contract Awarded for March 2018||April 10, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice (GPN) 5||April 10, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) PROJECT||April 6, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN OF AN IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER, PILOT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND INNOVATION CENTER FOR THE LIBERIA ELECTRICITY CORPORATION||April 3, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice 2018 (March-August)||April 2, 2018||Buyer: MILLENNIUM FOUNDATION KOSOVO|
|Research and development consultancy services||April 2, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE – March 2018||April 2, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|RECRUITMENT OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION PANEL (TEP) MEMBERS||March 28, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 8) 1ST APRIL 2018 – 31ST MARCH 2019||March 14, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Information about MCA-Indonesia Close Out||March 5, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Indonesia|
|AVIS GENERAL DE PASSATION DES MARCHES||February 28, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||February 28, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of the Raw Water Pipeline Project||February 23, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice 4.1||February 14, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|General Procurement Notice No 12||February 13, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Zambia|
|General Procurement Notice 2.7 December 1, 2017 to December 30, 2018||February 11, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Nepal|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE N°1 – Amendment N°1||February 8, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|General Procurement Notice||January 26, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||January 11, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Georgia|
|General Procurement Notice (GPN) Procurement Plan Compact PP5 Jan – Jun 2018||January 4, 2018||Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)|
|Research and development consultancy services||December 18, 2017||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 7 REVISED) OCTOBER 2017 – MARCH 2018||December 13, 2017||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|General Procurement Notice||December 11, 2017||Buyer: MCA-Nepal|
|5830100 – AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MiDA – ANNULMENT OF PROCUREMENT PROCESS||November 29, 2017||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|