Japan’s Grant Aid for Environment and Climate Change (GAECC) – How it works
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on behalf of the government of Japan, shall determine suitable projects to be supported under the GAECC programme with the recipient government in question. These projects shall be tailored to the particular needs of the country in question.
The Procurement Process
Where Crown Agents is appointed as the Procurement Agent we shall manage the procurement process throughout the life of the grant. The procurement is open to all Japanese suppliers and shall proceed as follows:
- Crown Agents shall prepare a General Procurement Notice (GPN) and issue this on the relevant section of its website and in suitable Japanese newspapers to provide details of the pending procurement exercise and the type of goods and related services that are likely to be required
- Suppliers shall be able to register their interest in participating in a tender exercise by registering online
- Crown Agents shall distribute tender documents to eligible Japanese companies and manage the tender process. Bidders may attend the bid opening ceremony at the Crown Agents Japan office should they so wish
- Bidders shall be advised of the outcome and a contract shall be placed with the winning bidder
- Crown Agents and a technical consultancy company shall manage the contract and Crown Agents shall pay the supplier at the appropriate times under the contract
The procurement process is wholly impartial and follows Crown Agents established procurement procedures.
Further details or questions about specific tenders under the GAECC programme can be sought from Crown Agents Japan office.