Jordan - Bilateral Programme Fund call for bids 2017/18

Reopening of the 2017 - 2018 Bilateral Programme Fund bidding round.



The British Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the reopening of the call for bids 2017- 2018 under the Bilateral Programme Fund (BPB). This fund is available for bodies legally registered to work in Jordan, but not for individuals.

The fund is designed to support implementation of sustainable impact projects that support implementation of Jordan’s Third National Action Plan 2016-2018 under the Open Government Partnership Initiative. The plan can be found both in English and Arabic above.

Bids should not exceed the value of £200,000, two hundred thousand pounds sterling. In contrast to previous years, this year the embassy will prioritise supporting a smaller number of larger projects, instead of several small scale programmes.

Project duration should not exceed May 2017 – March 2018.

How to apply

Bidders are invited to submit a two page concept note in English to by 23:59 on 30 March 2017. This concept note should include:

  • intended project impact, objectives, and scope (including geographic).
  • project methodology, including beneficiaries.
  • how the project impact will be measured.
  • a provisional estimate of funding required.
  • a background on the bidding organisation and your success working in this field.

Unfortunately, late bids cannot be considered.

Bids successful at the concept note stage will be notified by 6 April and invited to submit a full proposal by 20 April 2017.

Selection criteria

Concept notes will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Specific, measurable, impacts within the priority areas highlighted
  • Value for money
  • Evidence of local demand and need
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Sustainability

Proposals which clearly highlight and focus on one OGP recommendation, with tangible action that will assist implementation are most likely to be successful. Demonstration of how the programme will tie into government efforts will also be favourably regarded. Proposals focussed on awareness raising and conferences are unlikely to be successful.

The window for bids has been reopened to allow potential implementing partners more time to explore tangible ways to assist in implementation of Jordan’s OGP plan for 2016-2018.


For further information, please contact

Published 22 February 2017