Original Closing Date for Applications
May 05, 2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Regional Mission for Ukraine and Belarus, is publishing this Request for Information in order to obtain information and input from all interested entities, US and non-US organizations, on its potential future anti-corruption support activity. The potential activity will aim to notionally provide technical assistance and build government and stakeholder capacity to advance meaningful anti-corruption, digitization, and good governance reforms in Ukraine.
This Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information gathering purposes and is published in accordance with FAR Part 10 and FAR 15.201(e). This is not a Request for Applications (RFA) or a Request for Proposals (RFP). Please do not submit proposals/applications, resumes or promotional materials, as they will be discarded.
Responses to this RFI should be submitted to USAID via email to [email protected] and [email protected] with subject line “RFI: Anti-Corruption Support Activity” no later than the date and time stated above. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Responses to this RFI must be written in English. Respondents will only receive an electronic confirmation acknowledging receipt of your response, but will not receive individualized feedback on any suggestions. Questions regarding this announcement will not be accepted or answered. Not responding to this request does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if any is issued. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the U.S. Government’s use of such information.
Standard Clause: FAR 52.215-3 Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (OCT 1997)
(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18 Bid and Proposal Costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(b) Although “proposal” and “offeror” are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.
(c) This request is issued for the purpose of obtaining information related to a potential anti-corruption activity.
This RFI will not be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government to issue any solicitation, award any grant, or pay for any information submitted as a result of this request. Responders are solely responsible for bearing all expenses associated with preparation and submission of the response to this RFI.
It should be noted that responding to this RFI will not give any advantage to any organization in any subsequent procurement. Any information submitted in response to this notice is voluntary.
Please answer any or all of the below RFI questions. Responses should be concise and can be bulleted.
- What do you consider to be the main challenges facing Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts from a corruption prevention perspective?
- What is most needed to strengthen public trust in Ukraine’s anti-corruption bodies and improve public perception of the government’s effectiveness in fighting corruption? What can USAID do to contribute?
- Where can USAID focus its anti-corruption investments to best deliver tangible results?
- What are the biggest challenges and risks for advancing Ukraine’s digital transformation in notoriously corrupt sectors and how can USAID support government and local partners to respond and mitigate risks?
- What good governance reforms and institutions (outside the scope of Ukraine’s anti-corruption bodies) could best deliver anti-corruption results?
- How can USAID best support civil society, engaged citizens, and other non-governmental actors to meaningfully contribute to Ukraine’s fight against corruption?
- How would you evaluate the potential of existing eGovernance systems in Ukraine (ProZorro, eHealth, Diia) to prevent corruption? What is lacking?
- How can digitalization help prevent transferring corruption from central level to local level (consolidated communities) together with financial resources as part of decentralization reform?
- USAID’s Digital Strategy assumes that while technology holds immense potential to help people, it can also significantly curb their rights and freedoms in an attempt to build efficiency. Is there an indication of digital repression in Ukraine? How can USAID adjust and better plan its assistance in line with objectives of reducing corruption while safeguarding human rights and freedoms online?
- How can the private sector be best engaged in Ukraine’s fight against corruption?
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility””
Additional Information on Eligibility
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