Published date: 5 August 2021

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 9 July 2021, 2pm

Contract summary


  • Foreign economic-aid-related services - 75211200

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

PO 10070 - Contract Award

Published date

5 August 2021

Closing date

9 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

16 July 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call-off from a framework agreement

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established framework agreement.

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DFID is combining the fund manager requirement of SRIA and ATIP into a joint fund - RISA; This will enable the two programmes, SRIA and ATIP, to more effectively realise the synergies between their objectives of strengthening research systems and innovation systems.

The RISA Fund is jointly funded by the two separate DFID programmes and has three broad objectives:

(A) Research institution and system strengthening (SRIA). To support research organisations to have the capabilities necessary to produce relevant, high quality research and to create an enabling environment for researchers and research organisations. which aims to invest in projects to i) support the building blocks of research in research institutions and ii) supports research systems to create an enabling environment for research. In the first instance, this fund is expected to be ~£12m and cover 3-4 years of implementation in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Nigeria. This will be funded solely through SRIA.
(B) Innovation system strengthening (ATIP). To strengthen the enablers for the scaling of new and emerging technologies with the high potential for poverty reduction and inclusive growth in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa . ATIP's overarching objective is to support the creation of more effective innovation ecosystems that catalyse new technologies to scale in these countries. This will be funded solely through ATIP.
C) Strengthening synergies between Research and Innovation systems (SRIA + ATIP). To identify and support linkages between Research and Innovation systems that will improve their integration and coordination. This will be funded through both programmes.

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Award information

Awarded date

15 July 2021

Contract start date

16 July 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Chemonics International, Inc.


1717 H St Nw


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About the buyer


Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA