Deadline: 21 June 2016
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is considering the procurement for work under one of the components of a new programme ‘Weather and Climate Services for South Asia’. The component aims to seek out innovative technologies, approaches and partnerships for improving responses to changing weather, extreme events (droughts and floods) and related natural disasters (such as landslides).
If approved, it is anticipated the contract would mobilise in the next 12 months, and would perhaps be a 5-7 year contract with a mid-term review point. Given the regional mandate of the Asia Regional Team, it is imperative that the interested stakeholders understand that the approach has to be regional (covering South Asia) involving delivery or regional public goods or tackling cross border issues, rather than multi-country approach.
An implementing partner/s are sought to carry out the following functions but not limited to:
- Sourcing and supporting innovative pilots (tools, approaches and/or technologies that enhance the use of weather and climate services and responses to weather and climate information;
- Develop/source business links/partnerships in terms of these innovative pilots in some of the mentioned sectors – insurance, agriculture (seeds, irrigation), water supply, infrastructure etc.
- Managing a research component, for instance on how to enhance the uptake and use of climate information, as well investigating new analytical tools or communications technologies.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must register themselves on DFID supplier portal.
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Note: Whilst India remains an important player, DFID is no longer able to fund activities directly in India.
For more information, please visit DFID.