The USAID/Jordan Economic Reform Activity (ERA) Task Order (TO) 1, implemented by Chemonics International is soliciting offers from companies and organizations to submit proposals to participate with USAID ERA to carry out a thorough economic impact assessment for maintaining restrictions on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the wholesale, retail and distribution sector in Jordan. The overall objective of the ERA is to accelerate Jordan’s sustainable growth, led by increased exports and investment and through a strong, stable business enabling environment by strengthening the capacity of the government of Jordan, targeted institutions, competitiveness of anchor firms and the private sector.
The selected subcontractor will develop an in-depth economic impact assessment to quantify the costs of maintaining FDI restrictions on the wholesale, retail and distribution sector in Jordan and how these policies affect the country’s performance on the Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)’s FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index, which is an explicit goal under the Investment Driver in the Economic Modernization Vision (EMV) Executive Program 2023-2025. Throughout the process, the subcontractor is expected to build the capacity of Jordan government representatives and staff from relevant ministries on conducting economic impact assessments so that they can be conducted by the ministries’ level in the future.
The applicable NAICS codes for this RFP are 926110, 541720, 541690, 611310, and 561499. The authorized USAID geographic code for this RFP is code 937.
Please contact the Jordan ERA Project Management Unit (PMU) at PMU-Jor-ERA-TO1@chemonics.com for questions and/or a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation. Please reference the above identified RFP number (RFP-004) when applying or contacting the Jordan ERA PMU for this RFP. Telephone request will not be honored. The deadline for offers in response to this RFP is 5:00 PM (ET) on May 15, 2023.
Find the full RFP here: RFP-004-ERA Economic Analysis_19 April 2023 (002)