Innovation for Sustainable Value Chains in Peru

Peru USAID-Lima

25 May 2023
Research, Development and Innovation Social Sciences

Phase One (Concept Paper):

Deadline for Questions March 23, 2023

Closing Date Phase One: April 20, 2023

Closing Time Phase One: 5:00PM Lima Time

Phase Two for selected Concepts ONLY

(Full Application):

Deadline for Questions Phase Two: May 11, 2023 (subject to change)

Closing Date Phase Two: May 25, 2023 (subject to change)

Closing Time Phase Two: 5:00 PM Lima Time

The United States Agency for International Development in Peru (USAID/Peru) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the Innovation for Sustainable Value Chain activity as described in Section A, Program Description. Eligibility for this award is restricted to local entities, as defined in ADS 303.6. Subject to availability of funds, the merit review criteria described in this NOFO and a risk assessment, USAID intends to make an award to the applicant who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process.

To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be amended. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this NOFO and to ensure that the NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety. USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process. If you have difficulty registering on www.grants.gov or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at support@grants.gov for technical assistance.

USAID may not award to an applicant unless the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and System for Award Management (SAM) requirements detailed in Section C.

Please send any questions to the point(s) of contact identified in Section G. The deadline for questions is shown above. Responses to questions received prior to the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment to this notice posted to www.grants.gov.

Issuance of this notice of funding opportunity does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government nor does it commit the Government to pay for any costs incurred in preparation or submission of comments/suggestions or an application. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant. All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

This is a phased solicitation. Participation in phase 2 is based on successful participation in phase 1 and a request for full application by USAID.

Exclusive teaming arrangements are prohibited.

Thank you for your interest in USAID programs in the Republic of Peru.


Andre-Guy Soh

Regional Agreement Officer



Local Entities as defined in ADS 303.3.6. USAID defines a “local entity” as an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that: (1) Is legally organized under the laws of; and(2) Has as its principal place of business or operations in; and(3) Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and (4) managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving assistance. For purposes of this definition, ‘majority owned’ and ‘managed by’ include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization's managers or a majority of the organization's governing body by any means.

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