In order to counter COVID-19’s effects on Sri Lankan livelihoods, rapid response is essential given the deteriorating financial positions of SMEs and the difficult decisions they face on retaining their employees and adapting their value chains.
PSD will rapidly review and disburse direct grants and/or subcontracts to Sri Lankan companies and organizations focused on bolstering resilience to the secondary economic impacts of COVID-19 and adapting to a new economic landscape and market opportunities.
The purpose of this FON is to solicit applications/proposals from interested parties, wishing to receive funding from the PSD activity. The process will comprise of two stages:
Phase 1: Initial Review of Concept Papers and Evaluating Against Initial Phase 1 CriteriaPhase 2: Request for Full Proposals and/or Applications and Evaluation Against Phase 2 Criteria and Final Source Selection for award of a subcontract or grant.
|Focus Areas||Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)|
Economic Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
The following criteria will be applied toall offerors in Phase I todetermine the eligibility of offerors: