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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|Construction work||July 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (PP#3:Mod#5)||July 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|Design – Build Raw Water Transmission Pipeline from Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant to White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Liberia||July 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Financial management consultancy services||July 18, 2018||Buyer: UCF-MCA Senegal|
|Procurement of Hotel Services for Training Educators for Excellence Project Beneficiaries||July 18, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Georgia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||July 17, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Georgia|
|Consulting Services for National Resettlement Policy and Act Development||July 16, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|Procurement of Individual Consultants’ Services to Evaluate Technical Proposals||July 16, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|General Procurement Notice #2 (Amendment #1)||July 13, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|Contract Award May-June 2018||July 12, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Zambia|
|General Procurement Notice / Avis général de Passation de Marchés||July 11, 2018||Buyer: UCF-MCA Senegal|
|Furniture||July 9, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|General Procurement Notice No. 1 (July 1, 2018 – July 30, 2019)||July 9, 2018||Buyer: National Secretariat for Development of the Second Compact Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation…|
|Consulting Services for the Preparation of Detailed Designs/ESIA/RAP for the Bulk Water Supply Expansion||July 9, 2018||Buyer: National Secretariat for Development of the Second Compact Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation…|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE – 5730200 CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE DATA QUALITY AUDIT||July 9, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Supply and Delivery of Wood Poles for Overhead Power and Telecommunications Lines for Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)||July 6, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Work environment services||July 6, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE – 5140400 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE POKUASE BULK SUPPLY POINT (BSP) SUBSTATION – DESIGN-BUILD||July 6, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Electricity||July 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|Additional Awarded Contracts for June 2018||July 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (GPN NO. 9) 1ST JULY 2018 – 31ST JUNE 2019||July 3, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT – 5610400 CONSULTANCY SERVICES – FIELD METERING AND MONITORING STUDIES||July 3, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services||July 3, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|Contracts Awarded for June 2018||July 2, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|Research and development consultancy services||July 2, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE_June 2018||July 2, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|Veterinary services||June 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|AQUISITION DE MATERIEL DE VACCINATION ET DE SERO SURVEILLANCE POUR LE COMPTE DU MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT NIGER (MCA-NIGER) EN DEUX (2) LOTS||June 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Niger|
|DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE PLANT OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AREA OF NEJAPA MUNICIPALITY, SAN SALVADOR||June 25, 2018||Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)|
|CONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT, AND REHABILITATION OF EDUCATIONAL CENTERS OF THE 45 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF INCLUSIVE SCHOOL AT FULL-TIME (SI-EITP BY ITS ACRONYM IN SPANISH) TO BE INTERVENED, GROUPS 1 AND 2. SEVEN (7) EDUCATIONAL CENTERS||June 25, 2018||Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)|
|NOTIFICATION OF AWARD, June 2018||June 25, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Georgia|
|General Procurement Notice||June 22, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|Notice of Award Project Preparation and Technical Supervision Services for the Electricity Transmission Project||June 22, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Nepal|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT – 5150100 PROCUREMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SERVICES – INSTALLATION OF AN OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OMS)/ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ADMS)||June 20, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Contracts Awarded for May 2018||June 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE – 5630200 CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PROVISION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRE-TERTIARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM UPDATES||June 18, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|DESIGN PLUS CONSTRUCTION OF THE BORDER CROSSING “EL AMATILLO”, DEPARTMENT OF “LA UNION". Original title in Spanish: “DISEÑO MÁS CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL CRUCE FRONTERIZO EL AMATILLO, DEPARTAMENTO DE LA UNIÓN”||June 13, 2018||Buyer: FOMILENIO II (MCA-El Salvador)|
|LEC Customer Service Center Feasibility Study and Design||June 12, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|ADDENDUM – METER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (MMS) FOR ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA (ECG)||June 8, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|NOTIFICATION OF AWARD, January-May 2018||June 7, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Georgia|
|Research and development consultancy services||June 4, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|CONTRACTS AWARD NOTICE_May 2018||June 4, 2018||Buyer: Agence MCA-Morocco|
|Research and development consultancy services||June 4, 2018||Buyer: CNPC-MCC Cote d’Ivoire|
|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||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO AWARD CONTRACT – 5830100/01 CONSULTANCY FOR AUDIT OF RESOURCES MANAGED BY THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MiDA)||May 29, 2018||Buyer: Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)|
|Contract Award April 2018||May 23, 2018||Buyer: CNPC-MCC Cote d’Ivoire|
|General Procurement Notice No 12 – Revised||May 21, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Zambia|
|GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE||May 20, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Liberia|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||May 4, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Benin II|
|Computer equipment and supplies||April 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|General Procurement Notice||April 27, 2018||Buyer: MCA-Honduras|
|General Procurement Notice N°2||April 26, 2018||Buyer: CNPC-MCC Cote d’Ivoire|
|General Procurement Notice (GPN) 5||April 10, 2018||Buyer: Sierra Leone Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU)|
|General Procurement Notice 2018 (March-August)||April 2, 2018||Buyer: MILLENNIUM FOUNDATION KOSOVO|
|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 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|