Request for proposal, social enterprise, Africa, Carribean and Pacific states
The British Council seeks a supplier to deliver policy papers, webinars and virtual clinics linked to the needs of social enterprises in the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.  ©

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As part of the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility – see more info below – the British Council is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the delivery of knowledge products on the demand and supply side of social finance. Specifically, the assignment includes delivery of 

  • two policy papers
  • four webinars
  • one-on-one virtual clinics on the demand and supply sides of social finance.

These papers, webinars and individual support sessions should provide a framework for different types of social enterprises that exist in countries that are members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), describe the specific funding or financing needs that social enterprise types typically face, and explore the range of financial instruments and processes that are best placed to support them.

The successful bidder will be a qualified consultant/organisation with subject matter expertise in the areas of social enterprise and social business on the one hand, and social finance and impact investment on the other.

How to bid

Interested suppliers will need to create an account and express their interest via the British Council’s Tender Management site.

Once that is done they will be able to download the full tender pack. 


RFP Issued to bidding suppliers 25 August 2020
Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline) 1 September 2020
British Council to respond to clarification questions 2 September 2020
Deadline for submission of Proposals by potential suppliers (Response Deadline 8 September 2020
Final Decision 10 September 2020
Contract concluded with winning supplier 14 September 2020
Contract start date 15 September 2020


About the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility

The ICR Facility is co-funded by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council.

It is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), the British Council, Expertise France (EF), and Stichting Nederlandse Ontwikkelingsorganisatie (SNV – i.e. Netherlands Development Organisation).  

The Facility implements the third pillar of the European Union's External Investment Plan ("Improving the Investment Climate"). It operates in three areas:

  1. support to business environment and investment climate improvement initiatives – up to 90 days of short-term expertise is offered to eligible institutions in members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS);
  2. strengthening national and sub-regional development financial institutions members of the OACPS  
  3. dissemination and mainstreaming of best practices and lessons learnt.


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