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Procurement notice

General Procurement Notice – MCA Timor Leste /



Government of Timor Leste




The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Timor-Leste have entered into a $420 million grant agreement (Compact), partnering to deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth for the people of Timor-Leste.


The Timor-Leste Compact seeks to improve the health and skills of people in Timor-Leste by reducing the disease burden caused by contaminated water sources and enhancing teaching and learning at the secondary school level. The compact is comprised of two projects:


  • Increasing Access to Clean Water. The Water and Sanitation (WSD) project will introduce the country’s first centralized sanitation and wastewater treatment system, improve related drainage, and supply clean drinking water for the capital city of Dili and four nearby municipalities. The WSD Project will ultimately supply disinfected water to 429,000 residents in Dili and 64,000 residents in the surrounding area.
  • Improving Education Outcomes. The Teaching and Leading the Next generation of Timorese (TALENT) project aims to improve student learning outcomes through teacher and school leader education and training. The TALENT project will work with the government of Timor-Leste’s education ministries to establish a Center of Excellence and ensure all students graduating from secondary education have the skills necessary to pursue higher education and enter the workforce, benefitting nearly a million Timorese students over the next twenty years.



In furtherance of this development process, during the next five months starting from March 1st, 2023, the Government, supported by MCC, plans to begin procedures to procure the following goods and services:



Procurements for the period 1st March 2023 to 30 July 2023

Estimated Value – USD 43 millions

Procurement of Services (to include Consultant Services)
Design of the Social and Behavioral Change interventions for the sanitation activity of the WSD project
Program Management Consultant and Construction Supervisor (PMC) for Water, Sanitation, and Drainage (WSD) Project, Dili
Fiscal Agent Services
Baseline for TALENT
Wastewater treatment engineering Specialist / Team Leader (Individual Consultant)
Institutional Specialist – WSD Project Institutional & Regulatory Reform (Individual Consultant)
Sanitation and Drainage Conveyance Engineering Specialist (Individual Consultant)
Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP) Members (Individual Consultants)
WSD Environmental and Social Performance & Resettlement Specialist (Individual Consultant)
TALENT training contractor procurement
Center of Excellence design and supervision contract
MCA-MIS SAP Implementation (Direct contracting)
Procurement of Goods
MCA-MIS IT Infrastructure & Installation (Direct contracting)
Office Equipment & associated Maintenance Services


All Contracts for Goods, Works and Services will be implemented according to the principles, rules and procedures set out in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines which can be found at the MCC’s website.


Procurements are open to all bidders from all eligible countries as defined in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines. Specific procurement notices for contracts to be tendered will be announced, as they become available, on United Nations Development Business (, dgMarket:, and other media outlets.


Interested eligible contractors and consultants who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive a copy of advertisements, or those requiring additional information, should contact:


Aina Rakotomanga

Senior Procurement Consultant

Interim Procurement Agent (IPA)