Revision 1 (July 24th, 2022): The timeline for this tender has been amended as follows.
Question Deadline: July 27th, 2022, 8:00am GMT +2
Bidders Conference: July 27th, 2022, 2:00pm GMT +2
The bidder’s conference may be attended in person at the TRADE office (17 Port Said Street, 6th Floor, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt) or online via Microsoft Teams. For access to the call-in link please email email@example.com.
Submission Deadline: August 21st, 2022, 8:00am GMT +2
Anticipated Award Date: o/a September 15th, 2022
The USAID TRADE Project plans to catalyse the development of an Export Readiness Incubator and Accelerator Program, based on international best practices, to help businesses of different sizes overcome the barriers to achieving sustainable export growth. The program will develop businesses into export-ready companies through tailored support, training, networking, business to business meetings, and strategic consulting among other services.
Our approach to develop the Incubator and Accelerator is based on four pillars, in partnership with multiple providers of export support in the public and private sector (Inspire, Inform, Link and Facilitate).
Inspire and encourage businesses that can export but have not started or are just beginning.
Inform businesses by providing training, information, advice, and practical assistance on exporting.
Link businesses to sector-specific Trade Support Institutions (TSIs) and other associations, that will strengthen their international trading relationships through various B2B matchmaking activities.
Facilitate access to finance for businesses and raise their awareness of trade and export finance and insurance to increase their global competitiveness.
All the pillars will be focused on breaking down the barriers to export, and each will be supported by a set of modules.
This solicitation is open for individual consultants and/or consulting firms with expertise in export development, sustainable business modelling, business incubation/acceleration planning, and incubator/accelerator programs. Palladium invites eligible and qualified consultants/consulting firms to submit their proposals to support the development of an Export-Readiness Incubator and Accelerator to increase the number of SMEs exporting in USAID TRADE’s six target sectors (listed below).