DFID: Inviting Applications for Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund – TAF2 Plus

Last date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Central African Republic
South Africa

Detailed Description

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking applications for the management of the Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund (TAF2 Plus).

The Fund will build on the Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF1) which provided on-demand technical assistance to developing countries to participate in trade negotiations. TAF2 Plus will build on the first phase by expanding to include in international investment negotiations, enhanced support in DFID Priority Countries and financial contributions to certain organisations.

The objective of the contract is to establish and manage a demand-led call down facility that provides highly technical trade and investment services. The Outcome Statement is to increase the technical skills and coordination of trade and investment ministries in developing countries. The services will be for the benefit of developing country governments and the citizens of those countries which includes the poorest and most vulnerable.

Funding Information

TAF2 Plus will run for a contracted period of six years with the option to extend by up to a further 24 months with a total programme budget of £16 million.

The Fund will have four windows:

  • A Negotiation Window (£8 million), which will provide short-term technical support to any developing countries during a negotiation;
  • A Strategic Window (£4 million), that provides medium to long-term technical support to DFID priority countries prior to, and initially after, a negotiation (such as country level trade analysis and strategy planning); and
  • DFID Country Office window (£500,000) that provides highly technical trade advice.
  • Institutional Support Window (£1.5 million), will provide financial support to organisations that deliver niche trade and investment-related services.

Eligibility Criteria

The direct beneficiaries will be government officials and, to a lesser extent, DFID country office staff seeking highly technical trade advice and training.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply via DFID supplier portal.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


For more information, please visit DFID.

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