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Procurement notice


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 twelve months starting from October 1, 2022, the Government, supported by MCC, plans to begin procedures to procure the following goods and services:



Procurements for the period 1st October 2022 to 30 September 2023

Estimated Value – USD 66 million

Procurement of Services (to include Consultant Services)
Preparation of Designs, Tender Documents, ESIA and RAP for the Water, Sanitation and Drainage Project (WSD), Dili
Technical assistance to develop a cost recovery plan for the Water, Sanitation and Drainage (WSD) Project, Dili
Program Management Consultant and Construction Supervisor (PMC) for Water, Sanitation, and Drainage (WSD) Project, Dili
Design of the Social and Behavioral Change interventions for the sanitation activity of the WSD project
Fiscal Agent Services
Procurement Agent Services
Baseline for TALENT
MCA-MIS SAP Implementation
Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP) Members (Individual Consultants)
Procurement of Goods
MCA-MIS IT Infrastructure & Installation
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)