ATscale-a Global Partnership for Assistive Technology (AT) – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities


ATscale-a Global Partnership for Assistive Technology (AT)

Funding Opportunity ID: 310900
Opportunity Number: RFI7200AA19R00008
Opportunity Title: ATscale-a Global Partnership for Assistive Technology (AT)
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: Request for Information (RFI)
Funding Instrument Type: Other
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Request For Information (RFI) — USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance’s Empowerment and Inclusion Division (“DCHA/DRG/EI”)
CFDA Number(s): 98.001
Eligible Applicants: 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:
Agency Code: USAID
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Posted Date: Dec 07, 2018
Close Date: Jan 08, 2019
Last Updated Date: Dec 07, 2018
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The USAID Bureau for Democracy,Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance’s Empowerment and Inclusion Division (“DCHA/DRG/EI”)and the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s Center for Innovation and Impact (“GH/CII”),in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for InternationalDevelopment (“DFID”), have developed this Request for Information for thepurposes of understanding and learning of: (1) models of central coordinatingbodies that can drive transformative and coordinated approaches to improveaccess to assistive technology and accompanying service delivery (see Attachment 1) and (2) organizations,corporations, associations or other entities that could: a) serve as astreamlined coordinating body, with the ability to provide sub-awards toimplementers and b) foster learning and drive future strategy related toscalability and replicability of approaches that improve access to, and servicedelivery of, assistive technology. See Attachment 2 for a summary overview of ATscale. TheGovernment does not intend to award a contract on the basis of thissolicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited. Although“proposal” and “offeror” are used in this Request for Information, your responsewill be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. This solicitation isissued for the purpose of obtaining information from interested partiesregarding the potential design process of a coordinating body toaccelerate access to assistive technology (AT). This is a Request for Information (RFI).This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Applications (RFA) andis not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government or the U.K.Government to issue any solicitation or notice of funding opportunity, orultimately award a contract or assistance agreement on the basis of this RFI,or to pay for any information voluntarily submitted as a result of thisrequest. Responses tothis RFI are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government or theU.K. Government to form a binding contract. Responses to this RFI are strictlyvoluntary and USAID and DFID will not pay respondents for information providedin response to this RFI. Responses to this RFI will not be returned andrespondents will not be notified of the result of this review. If a Notice of Funding Opportunity is issued, it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement separately from anyresponse to this announcement. This RFI does not restrict the Government’sacquisition approach on a future Notice of Funding Opportunity. Interested parties are requested torespond to this RFI in Microsoft Word compatible formats and submitted viaemail to, with acopy to, by not later than January 8, 2019 at 17:00 hours Washington, DC local time. Please include the Project Title above and RFI No. 7200AA19R00008 in the subject line of youremail. Responses should be sent as an emailattachment in English. Please do notsubmit applications, proposals, resumes, promotional materials, and statementsof qualifications.Responses are limited to four (4)pages and must include, at a minimum, the following:(1) the name and address of the organization;(2) primary point of contact, phone number, and emailaddress;(3) answersto the questions provided in Attachment 1 of this RFI.After USAID and DFID review andconsider any responses, a decision will be made regarding whether and how toproceed.Sincerely,Mir Ershadullah, Contracting/Agreement Officer
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