PPA Requests for Proposals

The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is releasing two concurrent requests for proposals (RFPs) to support legitimate artisanal and small-scale mining of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. These two scopes of work are aimed at addressing key financial barriers to responsible minerals trade, specifically to:

Respondents may elect to offer proposals for one or both scopes of work.

Proposal requirements, timelines, and submission protocols are available within the individual RFPs. Respondents should submit their proposals no later than 18:00 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 9, 2018.

The PPA collected queries on these two RFPs until 18:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, October 19, 2018. Answers to those queries are below:

  1. Answers to questions on the  “Conduct research on the roles and barriers to financial institutions in promoting responsible minerals trade from conflict-affected and high-risk areas” RFP
  2. Answers to questions on the “Research, scope, and develop a finance package to support legitimate ETG artisanal and small-scale mining and complementary (i.e., mining-adjacent) livelihoods.

The PPA periodically offers funding opportunities for projects that support efforts to develop and/or deploy ICGLR- and OECD-compliant, validated, certified, and traceable mines and supply chain routes, for gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten in the Great Lakes Region. To receive updates from the PPA, including funding announcements, please sign up here.

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