SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff’s knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

Under this contract, USAID requests that SI conduct an assessment on climate mitigation in the Mekong River Delta (MRD). The overall purpose of this assignment is to provide USAID/Vietnam, specifically the Office of Climate Change, Energy and Environment, a broad understanding of relevant non-CO2 climate mitigation opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions GHG in the Mekong River Delta. This research will investigate which interventions would yield the greatest co-benefits for food security, biodiversity conservation, and climate adaptation; and why. USAID aims to explore and identify appropriate options for achieving methane emission reductions and increasing carbon sequestration from certain sub-sectors. The assessment will provide insight to assist decision-makers to prepare potential future programming in sustainable rice production, livestock, horticulture, and blue carbon (mangroves and melaleuca forest restoration and management).

SI requests that all bidders examine the specific requirements contained in this Request for Proposals (RFP) and prepare responses pursuant to the terms of this RFP. All questions related to the RFP are to be submitted by 5 pm Hanoi time on June 15, 2022, and will be answered by June 17, 2022. The deadline to submit proposals is 5 pm Hanoi time on June 21, 2022. Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.

Key Documents:
Request for Proposals
Annex A: Budget Template
Q&A Document

Points of contact:
James Morrison, [email protected]
Phuong Pham, [email protected]
Trang Dinh, [email protected]
Tra Nguyen, [email protected]

Photo: Richard Nyberg, USAID