The Panama Programme Fund will seek to create the right conditions for growth in Panama, seeking to deliver real, measurable outcomes in support of development in the country. Our priorities include supporting smart and inclusive infrastructure development and improving the wellbeing of citizens. Over time, we expect these projects to create opportunities for international companies, including UK companies.
Typical projects should range in value up to USD 13,000 (with a minimum bid size of USD 5,000) and should aim to work with organisations from the government, civil society and the private sector. Projects must have completed 85% of spend by the 31 December 2018, and completed all activities by the 31 March 2019.
Official Development Assistance
All expenditures must qualify as ODA. Official Development Assistance (ODA) is a term created by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure aid. ODA should be undertaken by the official sector (official agencies, including state and local governments, or their executive agencies) and has promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective.
We are looking for project bids that address any of the following:
help Panama City leverage the 2022 regional multi-sporting event as a catalyst to deliver long-term, sustainable legacy for the city in terms of socio-economic development. Projects can address; sport development, community inclusion and participation, urban regeneration, commercial regeneration, sustainable transport and mobility solutions, among others
Smart Cities - increase the use of ‘smart city’ methodology and technologies, helping Panama deliver integrated, inclusive, smart and sustainable infrastructure
support Panama’s vision to improve transport and mobility in urban areas
How to bid: general guidance on project proposals
The project proposal form (including an Activity Based Budget) should be submitted in English with the title “Panama Programme Fund 2018: XXX name of the implementer”, to Panama.Prosperity@fco.gov.uk. Deadline for submission is 19 August 2018.
More information and document
the FCO will sign a standard Grant Contract with all successful bidders. The terms of the contract and standard grant agreement are non-negotiable. For projects up to USD 13,000, a standard Grant Agreement Form will be signed. For projects up to USD 5,000, Low Value Project Agreement Letter will be signed
please read all guidance and ensure that project proposals are designed and submitted in accordance with it. Proposals that do not meet the criteria and guidance will be rejected immediately
|2 August 2018
||Announce Request for submission of Project Bids
|19 August 2018
||Deadline for Implementers to submit Project Bids (including Activity Based Budget)
|22 August 2018
||Post Board Meeting
|23 August 2018
||Post notification to Implementers announcing results of bidding round
|24 August 2018
||Contracts and financial arrangements set up
|31 August 2018
||Planned Start of Projects
|31 December 2018
||85% of Project spend complete
|31 March 2019
||All projects completed