May 10th, 2023
Notice of Request for Information
Procurement of Transaction Advisory Services
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) awards eligible countries with fixed-amount, fixed-term (five year) grants (“compacts”) for a defined set of projects aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth (the Program). Country ownership of compacts and programs is a core part of MCC’s model and influences a great deal of MCC’s work. MCC supports country ownership through the establishment of a local team of professionals for each compact, typically called a “Millennium Challenge Account” or “MCA”, charged with compact implementation. The MCA is overseen locally by a Board of Directors.
The United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of Indonesia (the “Government”) have entered into a Compact for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Indonesia in the amount of approximately Six-Hundred and Forty-Nine Million Dollars (US $649) (“MCC Funding”).
The Program includes the following projects:
- The Advancing Transport and Logistics Accessibility Services (“ATLAS”) Project which aims to improve transport planning and preparation in the target provinces, responding to the root cause of inadequate infrastructure project preparation.
- The Financial Markets Development Project (“FMDP”) is designed to reach financial close on transactions using structured finance, including participation by institutional investors and with a focus on local currency transactions, which will address the root causes of underdeveloped project financing market and capital markets.
- The Access to Finance for Women-owned / Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises Project (“MSME Finance Project) aims to increase lending by formal financial service providers to MSMEs and W/MSMEs in the target provinces to support their businesses, which will address the root causes of information asymmetry and borrowers’ constraints.
The Bappenas Compact Development Team (CDT) now invites responses to the RFI from Consultants with considerable experience in Transaction Advisory Services. Further information is provided in the Scope of Work. This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any goods, works or services whatsoever.
Consultants interested in receiving the RFI and submitting responses should register using the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/YVSr6k09Yp . Please fill in the form to get access to the RFI document. For clarification, please email the Procurement Point of Contact, Aina Rakotomanga (Mrs.), Interim Procurement Agent for the Bappenas Compact Development Team (CDT) Email : Aina.Rakotomanga@crownagents.co.uk.
Deadline for submission of responses to the RFI is 5:00 pm, Jakarta time (GMT+7), on May 24th, 2023.
Director of Bilateral Funding