Request for Proposals | Operations & Startup Consultant for Ethiopia

Request for Proposals | Operations & Startup Consultant for Ethiopia

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1. RFP Objective

IPA invites interested and qualified offerors to submit bids for the RFP for an Operations & Startup Consultant for Ethiopia. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the operational landscape in Ethiopia. This assessment aims to ascertain the feasibility of establishing an office, evaluate the capacity of local partners, assess the ability to conduct research activities within the country, recruit staff, and identify potential risks associated with IPA’s operations. IPA seeks an Operations & Startup Consultant in Ethiopia to undertake pivotal tasks during this initial scoping phase, with a primary emphasis on evaluating the safety and security environment.

2. RFP Timeline

The timeline for the RFP process is outlined as follows. Although we do not anticipate any changes to this schedule, we reserve the right to make adjustments as deemed necessary.

Activity Estimated Date
Issuance of RFP Thursday 22nd February 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Questions Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 11:00 pm (EST)
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals Tuesday, 12th March 2024 at 11:00 pm (EST)
Evaluation of Proposals Mid to late March 2024
Clarifications and Negotiations (if any) Late March
Selection & Contracting Early April

The full RFP can be downloaded from our website here.

3. Proposal Submission Address

Please send your proposal via no later than Tuesday, 12th March 2024 at 11:00 pm (EST).

4. Bid Validity

Proposals are expected to be binding for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of the proposal deadline. Please see the attached RFP for more details. View the full RFP here, including more background information and detailed application instructions (or click the "Download Full RFP" link on the left-hand sidebar of this webpage).