Eligibility Information and Requirements

Prospective competitors should read the eligibility criteria. Entries that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed by USAID or considered for award.

Eligibility Criteria
Forecasting Prize
Field Grant
Competitor Type: Individuals - USAID encourages entries from new competing parties that include women, LMIC residents, and innovators from outside the development sector.
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Competitor Type: Organizations - Includes participants from U.S. and non-U.S. based private sector, not-for-profit, faith-based, foundations, industrial, academic, civic groups, and regional organizations. USAID encourages entries from new competing parties that include women, LMIC residents, and innovators from outside the development sector.
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Submission Language: The official language of the competition is English and all questions, EOIs, and concept notes must be submitted in English. Competitors may use translation services, such as Google Translate, to submit in English.
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Eligible to Receive USAID Funds: USAID will conduct a responsibility determination prior to award, to ensure that the award to the individual or organization meets applicable U.S. laws and policies, including but not limited to regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
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Topical: EOIs must center on employing intelligent forecasting methods for family planning supply chains.
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Completeness: Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
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On Time: Late entries will not be accepted.
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Currency: All references to a currency should be in United States Dollars (USD).

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Local Right to Operate: Competitors must be a registered entity somewhere in the world, and have, or be in the process of obtaining, the legal right to implement the project in Côte d’Ivoire.

Competitors should demonstrate they are based in, have a presence in, or will have a partner(s) in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Relevant Past Performance: Competitors must have previous experience working on global health projects related to supply chain or health products. Competitors must also have experience working in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Registered to Receive USAID funds: Apparent awardees must have a DUNS number and be registered in the SAM system. This is not required at the time of submission of your entry.

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Intellectual Property: Understanding the sensitive nature of submitters’ information, USAID will work to protect the competitors’ intellectual property.

EOIs should be free of any intellectual property that the competitor does not wish to share, as the expressions of interest will be shared with USAID partners as part of the selection process. Competitors must submit two versions of their narrative: a version that describes the whole of their process, but will be held in confidence between the competitor and USAID, and a narrative that describes only the information they would be willing to share with USAID, other competitors, and the development industry as part of disseminating learning from the competition. Any intellectual property that competitors are willing to share but wish to protect should be clearly marked as the property of the competitor. Once competitors have been invited to engage in co-creation, submitters will work with USAID to identify proprietary information that requires protection.

While competitors entering the prize will retain ownership of their intellectual property, they grant USAID a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license for government use, specifically for additional USAID learning and applied research. Upon selection as an apparent awardee, USAID and the field grant awardees may further negotiate additional intellectual property exchanges and protections as part of the grant award process.
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Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA): On January 23, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum reinstating the 2001 Presidential Memorandum on the Mexico City Policy for USAID family planning assistance and directing the Secretary of State to implement a plan to extend the requirements of the Mexico City Policy to “global health assistance furnished by all Departments or Agencies.” USAID began implementing the policy, now known as the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy on May 15, 2017 for grants and cooperative agreements that provide global health assistance. The policy requires foreign NGOs to agree, as a condition of receiving global health assistance, that they will not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning and will not provide financial support to any other foreign NGO that conducts such activities. USAID is currently implementing the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy through a standard provision issued in May 2019. This provision must be included in all new USAID grants and cooperative agreements that include global health assistance. Therefore, the PLGHA standard provision will be included as applicable in the Field Implementation Grant as a USAID assistance award that will receive global health assistance.

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Ineligible Competitors:

  • Public sector entities, government entities, and political parties, groupings, or institutions, or their subsidiaries or affiliates are not eligible for the Forecasting Prize or Field Implementation Grant..

  • USAID employees, USAID personal service contractors, Catalyst and its consortia members' employees, and their family members are not eligible for the prize or Field Implementation Grant.

  • Entities or organizations that participated in the development of this BAA Addendum Intelligent Forecasting Competition, including supplying information, data, or expert review.

  • Entities or organizations that had or have access to the Côte d’Ivoire country logistics data, via the Côte d’Ivoire eLMIS system (i.e., Système d'Information Électronique de Gestion Logistique or eSIGL) or other systems.

  • Individuals are not eligible for the Field Implementation Grant, but may compete for the Forecasting Prize.



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