Call for Bids: Bilateral Programme Budget (BPB)

The British High Commission in Rwanda is pleased to announce a call for project bid proposals for 2015-2016 its Bilateral Programme Budget.


Project Proposal Form Under £10,000

Project Proposal Form Under £5,000


The British High Commission in Rwanda is pleased to announce a call for project bid proposals for its Bilateral Programme Budget (BPB) for the period 2015-2016. Document Please add project bid proposal form here.

The deadline for submission of applications is 19 July 2015.

About the Bilateral Programme Budget

The Bilateral Programme Budget is one of the channels through which UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) finances projects to strengthen ties with the Rwandan government and contribute to creating lasting peace, security and democracy in Rwanda. Key Points to Consider When Applying

1. Project Period

This is a one year project proposal call. The financial period of the BPB is 01 August 2015 - 31 March 2016. All projects must be completed within this timeframe. Funding of projects in the next financial year is not guaranteed.

2. Budget

The budget to be allocated to one project can fall under the following ranges. • Up to £5,000 • £5,000 – £10,000

3. Capital Goods and Administrative Costs

The Bilateral Programme Budget fund does not authorise the purchase of capital goods. Minimal percentage of administrative costs may be allowed on case by case basis.

4. Pre-payment

Pre-payment is not a common practice in the FCO. There needs to be a strong justification if pre-payment is required.

Who Can Apply?

• Government Institutions

• Legally Constituted Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

• Civil Society Organisations

• Community-based Organisations

• Universities and Research Centres

BPB Funding Priorities

Project bids that are best fit to our strategic objectives and have a potential to achieve the programmes’ desired outcomes, will be successful. The project bid submitted should establish a clear and identifiable link between the activities planned and the expected results, in one of the following thematic areas of the strategic objective: Strategic Objectives and Thematic Areas Promote democratic values and good governance in human rights focusing in the areas of freedom of expression/media and the rule of law and innovation in Rwanda. We are sorry but we are unable to consider bids for other thematic areas.

How to Submit Bids, Selection Criteria and Process

Please submit a full bid proposal form by 19th July 2015.

Bids will be assessed against the following criteria

• Alignment with the BPB strategy

• Evidence of local demand or need

• Value for money

• Project viability, including capacity of implementing organization(s)

• Project design, including clear, achievable outcomes

• Sustainability

Final outcomes will be notified to all bidders, and implementation of projects will commence if/once both parties sign the FCO Grant /Commercial contract.

Published 3 July 2015