Request for Proposal

USAID Karnali Water Activity

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

USAID Karnali Water Activity

Request for Proposal



Issue Date

February 27, 2023


Developing Detail Design and Detail Project Report (DPR) Services for drinking water systems, multiple-use water systems and source protection systems

Issuing Office & Email/Physical Address for Submission of Proposals

Issuing Office: Karnali Water Activity, House No. 78

Naya Basti Marg, Baluwatar-4, Kathmandu, Nepal

Submission email:

Bidders’ Conference

A Pre-Proposal Bidders’ Conference is scheduled on March 13, 2023, 11:00 am for an hour via online Microsoft Teams call. Interested bidders will receive the link to join the bidders’ conference.

Deadline for Receipt of Questions (Electronically only)

Questions should be submitted by March 14, 2023, 5:00 pm (Nepal time) to

Please use email subject: Questions for RFP-KTM-23-0038

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals (Electronically only)

Proposals should be submitted by March 20, 2023, 5:00 pm (Nepal time) to

Please use email subject: Proposals for RFP-KTM-23-0038

Point of Contact; Procurement Manager, Karnali Water Activity

Anticipated Award Type

Indefinite Quantity Subcontract (IQC) followed by awarding a Firm Fixed Price Task Order under the IQC.

The IQC provides for an indefinite quantity (within stated limits) of the same or similar supplies or services during a fixed period.  

An IQC does not commit or guarantee that USAID Karnali Water Activity will spend any amount under the IQC agreement. The ceiling, if any, is not the same as a subcontract ceiling.  

To provide a discrete service, USAID Karnali Water Activity will issue Task Order under the IQC with an obligation of fund within an established ceiling price in accordance with the terms and conditions contained within the established IQC. Task Orders issued hereunder the established IQC will be on the form of a Firm Fixed Price Task Order basis.

Basis for Award

An award will be made based on the Trade Off Method. The award will be issued to the responsible and reasonable offeror who provides the best value to DAI and its client using a combination of technical and cost/price factors.

Interested Offerors may obtain a full copy of the RFP by emailing to and including the RFP Reference No in the subject line.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Expression of Interest
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check details below.
Education Please check details below.
Posted Date 27 Feb, 2023
Apply Before 20 Mar, 2023
City Kathmandu