The call for bids for project proposals that directly respond to the impact of COVID-19 across the Panamanian Republic is now open.
The Coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. It calls for decisive and coordinated action, guided by the WHO and based on science and evidence. The UK stands with Panama to tackle this crisis and is therefore interested in working with organizations committed to delivering meaningful and measurable outcomes.
The British Embassy Panama City is particularly interested in short-term interventions or one-off activities in the following areas:
- Responding to the urgent needs of the COVID-19 situation in Panama.
- Supporting inclusive, green, and sustainable economic recovery and growth.
- Supporting the development and distribution of pharmaceuticals/vaccines.
- Supporting vulnerable communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the current epidemiological situation.
- Supporting data-driven initiatives to tackle COVID-19, including promoting Open Data and access to information.
- The funding amount ranges from $10,000 to $30,000 US Dollars.
- Alignment with aforementioned priority areas
- Evidence of urgent need.
- Value for money.
- Outcomes are clear and achievable within the funding period.
- Clear monitoring and evaluation procedures included.
- Good risk & stakeholder management.
- Project feasibility, including the capacity of implementing organization and ability to deliver under current circumstances.
- Sustainability – project benefits continue after the funding ends.
- The organization’s safeguarding policies ensure the protection of beneficiaries (i.e. against harassment and discrimination of women and children).
- Administration costs for delivering the project do not exceed 10% of the total project budget.
To ensure the best value of the investment during these challenging times, unable to support proposals that involve:
- Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), oxygen-related equipment (e.g. ventilators and respirators), diagnostic tests/materials and COVID-19-related medicines;
- Purchase of IT and other equipment;
- Direct cash transfers to vulnerable individuals or families.
What to expect after?
- Both successful and rejected bids will receive notice in due course. Implementers will be expected to sign a standard FCO contract or grant agreement with the Embassy. The terms are non-negotiable. All implementers must also commit to consistent financial management, including discussing and updating any changes to the Activity Based Budget, with the assigned Embassy Officer.
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