Call for Proposals - SNV Vietnam/IBA Program

SNV Vietnam/ Inclusive Business Accelerator Programme (IBA) Vietnam
Call for Proposals (2017)

SNV Vietnam/ The Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA) is the first programme in Vietnam that supports inclusive business development with integrated solutions connecting businesses with Funders, Development Funds, service providers and other technical and financial support. IBA is the brainchild of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, BoP Innovation Center, Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), and Nyenrode Business University, and is co-funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS). The programme supports companies to develop and apply innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver both commercial benefits to themselves, and development benefits for people in low-income groups, in terms of job creation, income improvements and availability of more affordable goods and services.

IBA Vietnam will provide non-reimbursable funding in the form of technical assistance for the above mentioned services, with support equivalent up to 70% of the total value of the project, but valued at no more than $25,000 per selected Inclusive Business project.

No cash funding will be provided. This amount reflects IBA Vietnam’s contribution only, so the total size of the project should be greater. Selection will take place through an open, competitive process.

The main support focus of the IBA Vietnam in this call will be for private sector companies that have a solid growth plan for 2017-2018 and need additional financing and technical support for the duration of three (03) to six (06) months, especially for companies that are:

  1. Developing and/or implementing strategies that have great potential to generate sustainable benefits for the low-income population by engaging them in the supply chain as suppliers, employees, distributors or consumers; or
  2. Under transition process or seeking to apply inclusive business model

Applicants should fully meet all the following criteria to be eligible for assessment:

  • The business proposes to involve low-income people in Vietnam in the supply chain, either as suppliers, and/or consumers, employees, distributors
  • Applicants must have one of the following legal statuses:
    • Limited Liability Company or Joint Stock Company registered and operating in Vietnam
    • Cooperative registered and operating in Vietnam
  • Applicants must have maintained operations for at least 1 year (from the date of business registration) with profitable potential in one of the following sectors:
    • Agriculture/Aquaculture/Medicinal Plants
    • Renewable Energy
    • Water and Hygiene
    • IT and other innovations for above-mentioned sectors
  • Applicants must be willing to finance in cash at least 30% of the project budget.
    Higher score will be given to projects with higher contribution from Applicants.
  • Applicants must commit to actively collaborating with the IBA Vietnam during the implementation and post-implementation of the project by providing information on the impact from the provided support.

Applications that do not fully comply with the eligibility criteria will not be considered for assessment.

Interested parties that meet the eligibility criteria are requested to fill in the template in Annex 1. Proposals must be submitted by 17:00 on 2 October 2017 by email to the IBA Vietnam at [email protected] or by post to:

IBA Vietnam
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
3rd Floor, Building D, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: 84-24 38463791 Fax: 84-24 38463794

For more information, please refer to the attached Call for Proposals in English and Vietnamese.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2017-10-02