Request for Proposal

USAID Karnali Water Activity

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USAID Karnali Water Activity

Request for Proposal

DAI for USAID Karnali Water Activity request to solicit proposals from qualified Nepali non-government organizations registered under VAT to provide services as mentioned below:



Issue Date

September 8, 2023,


Water Supply Scheme Construction, Management, and Institutional Support for Rara, Tila, Middle Karnali and Lower Karnali Watershed

Issuing Office & Email for Submission of Proposals

Issuing Office: Karnali Water Activity

Submission email:

Bidders ‘Conference

A Pre-Proposal Bidders’ Conference is scheduled on September 27, 2023, 2:00 pm for an hour via online Microsoft Teams call. The Offerors will receive the link to join the conference.

Deadline for Receipt of Questions

Questions should be emailed no later than September 26, 2023, 5:00 pm local Kathmandu time to with email subject: Questions for RFP-KTM-23-0174

Attention: Procurement Manager, Karnali Water Activity

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals

Proposals should be emailed by Sunday, October 8, 2023, 11:59 pm local Kathmandu time to

Please use email subject: Proposals for RFP-KTM-23-0174

Attention: Procurement Manager, Karnali Water Activity

Point of Contact

Procurement Manager;

Anticipated Award Type

Multiple Award Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) with issuance of Firm Fixed Priced (FFP) Task Orders (TO) under said IQC. DAI anticipates awarding up to 14 IQCs for seven (7) packages with an ordering period through June 30, 2024. The maximum aggregate dollar value of task orders awarded to all IQC holders shall not exceed $2.5 million. This ceiling is not being subdivided among the number of awardees nor is it being multiplied by the number of awardees. A potential offeror can be awarded a maximum of two (2) IQCs for two different packages.  These two IQCs qualify the IQC holder to submit a response/proposal to the two Requests for Task Order Proposals (RFTOPs) issued for the packages under which he received the IQCs. A potential offeror receiving two IQC awards is possible only if the offeror proposes two completely different personnel for each package among other considerations. This RFP is for the IQC only.  The first RFTOP is anticipated to be released on or around last week of October 2023.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that wish to submit proposals have the option to submit proposal either individually or as part of a consortium, with a maximum of two NGOs participating. However, in the case of a consortium, it is essential that the leading role is assumed by an NGO registered for Value Added Tax (VAT), and this leading NGO will be responsible for overseeing the project's execution.

Interested Offerors may obtain a full copy of the RFP by emailing to and including the RFP Reference No in the subject line on or before October 8, 2023, 5:00 PM, Nepal time.


Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check details
Education Please check details
Posted Date 08 Sep, 2023
Apply Before 08 Oct, 2023
City Karnali Province