On August 28, 2013, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the government of Honduras (GoH) signed a Grant Agreement for an MCC Threshold Country Program (TCP) valued at USD 15.6 million. MCC’s Threshold programs were originally designed to assist countries in becoming Compact eligible by supporting policy and governmental reforms that address binding constraints to economic growth. In the case of Honduras, the TCP aims to increase the efficiency and transparency of public financial management (PFM) and public private partnership (PPP), with three results: saving the government money, improving service delivery, and reducing corruption. The Honduran TCP was planned to conclude in 2017; however, it was extended to May 2019.
Social Impact (SI) was contracted by MCC to develop and conduct an evaluation of the Honduras TCP. One key component of that evaluation is a panel study/survey of vendors who sell goods and services to the government. Baseline for the survey was conducted in 2016, an abbreviated interim survey was conducted in 2018, and the endline is planned for July 2019. SI is procuring data collection for endline, consisting of an in-person survey with questions on topics including the fairness of procurement process, invoice payment process efficiency, frequency of procurement problems, and changes in the process over time. The data collection firm is expected to contact and survey the same firms that were surveyed at baseline. Those that cannot be contacted, no longer exist, or refuse to participate will be replaced.
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 Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:00 pm ET and will be answered by Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10:00 am ET. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:00 am ET. Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.