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Bid Round is Open for Financial Year 2015-2016

The Programme Team in Brazil is inviting submissions of project proposals to the Bilateral Fund.


  1. Project proposals must contribute to the following areas:

i. Cyber, building emergency preparedness, partnering with the UK on internet governance, and opening the Brazilian market.

ii.Human Rights, strengthening business HR capacity, cooperation in Human Rights Council, and addressing failures in Brazil’s prison systems.

iii. Climate Negotiations, strengthening UK-Brazil collaboration in the run-up to the Paris Climate Conference of the Parties (COP).

iv. Olympic and Paralympic legacy, increasing UK-Brazil cooperation, preparing a lasting legacy from Rio including accessibility, health and mobility.

v. People to People, increasing UK-Brazil cooperation in business communities, civil society and academia, supporting British-Brazilian dialogue to establish a regular channel of discussions between both Nations.

  1. The Bilateral Fund is ODA (Official Development Assistance), hence, the primary beneficiary of the project proposal submitted to the Bilateral Fund must be Brazil (included in the OECD DAC list), in line with DAC criteria.

  2. Project proposals must be submitted in the Project Bid Form: SPF.2014.F003 Proposal Form - under £10k (MS Word Document, 79KB) or SPF.2014.F002 Proposal Form - £10k to £80k (MS Word Document, 123KB) / Annex: Activity Based Budget Model (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 19.5KB)

  3. We are looking for practical interventions that will lead to a real and timely difference to decision-making.

  4. Proposals can deliver one or more activities such as research, analysis, seminars, events, missions or workshops, as well as a small scale projects (up to £50,000). Both should lead to specific and measurable action.

  5. Proposals should outline impact. We want to know what changes the project will bring about.

  6. Demonstrate that the project will produce sustainable outcomes.

  7. Activity-based budget must contain detailed description of each activity and should comply with FCO Value for Money and Procurement Procedures.


A Project Selection Board composed by members of the British Embassy Network will evaluate and select project based on the DAC appraisal criteria and fit with eligibility criteria above.


  • 20 May 2015: deadline to submit project bids at e-mail: with heading “BILATERAL” and bid title.
  • 28 May 2015 at the latest: results to the successful bidders.
  • Projects must be implemented by 31 March 2016.