By Dipo Olowookere
The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review has announced a cross-government Prosperity Fund to run over the next five years.
Its purpose was to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries.
Our priorities include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, develop trade policy and increase the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption, it said.
Also, the programme is to contribute to the reduction in poverty in recipient countries.
It was also explained that these reforms are expected to create opportunities for international business, including UK companies.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the UK’s foreign ministry, responsible for protecting UK citizens, projecting the UK’s global influence, and promoting the UK’s prosperity.
Call for bids:
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeks to appoint a Supplier to deliver a Scoping Study which makes clear, robust and evidenced recommendations for researching the business landscape across Nigeria at the State level and make recommendations as to how best the UK can broaden our prosperity and commercial engagement
This invitation invites companies to provide their credentials and outline their approach to this scope project which should include:
Identifying up to 4 Nigerian states as focus for the project, with clear evidence as to reason for selection
Research and work with key stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities for doing business and examples of good practice in agreed States
Presentation of this information in a concise and accessible manner to FCO and Nigerian stakeholders
Identification of key opportunities for UK to develop deeper relationships with business-friendly stakeholders
Full details are available in the Invitation to Tender letter available on GOV.UK ‘s Contracts Finder site.
Deadline to apply: 26 October 2016. All activity to be completed by March 2017.
How to apply:
To participate in this Procurement, Suppliers will need to register free of charge on the FCO Bravo contract website here. Tenders must be submitted electronically via this site. Additional information or queries on this tender can be sent to Prosperity Procurement.
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