USAID/Vietnam launched the INVEST Activity in August 2019 to explore and facilitate private investments in the energy, healthcare, education, and infrastructure sectors. Through the INVEST Project, USAID seeks to unlock the potential of the private sector to drive inclusive growth in countries around the world. The Renewable Energy Transaction Assistance Fund (the subject fund of this EOI) was designed to offset transaction costs and reduce the risk profiles of renewable energy projects for American, Vietnamese, and regional firms who are hesitant to invest or unable to secure investment in the current climate. USAID and INVEST believe that with the right incentives, renewable energy companies will be more likely to invest in renewable energy projects to help Vietnam meet its energy needs via sustainable sources.
In order to access this in-kind assistance, firms should submit an EOI that outlines the kind of support needed to offset risk/transaction costs, how USAID support for this will help accelerate or de-risk the proposed renewable energy project, and the development impact and estimated additional output the project will/could have should the EOI be selected. Examples of technical assistance support include feasibility studies, investment transaction advisory services, environmental analyses, legal advisory services, or other activities.
- Expressions of Interest must be submitted no later than Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:00 AM ICT (Friday, January 15, 2021 2:00 PM EST) via emails: INVEST_Procurement@dai.com, copying Matthew_Mitchell@dai.com and Carly_Gorelick@dai.com.
- The email subject line should read: [Firm Name], Submission under EOI INVEST-002 Vietnam Renewable Energy Transaction Assistance Fund.
- Proposals must be in English. Please limit file submissions to 10 megabytes or less.
For more details on the Expression of Interest process, submission requirements, and evaluation details, please see corresponding sections in the document HERE.
Virtual Questions and Answers (Q&A) Session
If you would like to join the Q&A session, please send your contact information to INVEST_Procurement@dai.com and VanAnh_Do@dai.com. Access and dial details for the Q&A will be shared with participants 24 hours before the event.
Please click here for some general questions.