|Focus Areas||Nutrition (Health)|
The ABPA is open to all private sector companies and organizations legally registered in
Bangladesh and supplying goods and services to aquaculture value chain participants in the
Feed the Future ZOI and RFA.
Private sector companies and organizations must be registered with relevant government
licensing bodies. Non-governmental organization (NGO) applicants must have a valid
registration with the NGO Affairs Bureau and or Department of Social Services and at least
five years’ experience in similar projects.
2. Sub-grantees must hold a bank account and should have valid TIN and VAT registration.
3. Business proposals by private sector companies and organizations must be relevant to the
priority objectives and activities of the Activity, and fulfill specific areas of need at
community level in the Feed the Future ZOI and RFA.
4. Business ideas/concepts must have clear and operational definitions of objectives or
milestones, with specific linkages to the Activity.
5. Co-investment is encouraged, either in-kind and/or cost share. The source of investment
CANNOT come from other US Government funding sources. The cost share percentage
will be determined during the development of the detailed business proposal and budget.
6. Prior experience in aquaculture and supply chain management and demonstrated success
in capacity building, providing support to smallholder farmers and market linkages of final
beneficiaries are preferred.
7. Private sector companies and organizations should demonstrate capacity in their
programming, financial management and organizational capability, e.g. functioning board,
8. Private sector companies and organizations must be willing to provide annual reports
including (but not limited to) audited financial reports, human resource and financial
manuals/policies, implementation plans, procurement policies, security plans, client lists,
staff timesheets etc.
9. Private sector companies and organizations must be willing and able to enter into a subgrant arrangement with WorldFish.
10. Private sector companies and organizations owned by or consisting of women, minority
groups and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be given priority.
11. Business ideas/concepts must comply with environmental mitigation measures required by
USAID and the Government of Bangladesh (GoB).
12. Business ideas/concepts should be gender and youth responsive and nutrition sensitive.
13. Innovative business ideas/concepts targeting the RFA will get priority.
|Management Team||Women and youth-focused private sector companies and organizations are highly encouraged to apply.|