Request for Proposals: USAID IPOP Vessel Greening Activity

Updated 10/5/2023: Questions from Bidders 


The International Development Group, LLC (IDG) is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations to provide design services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Indo-Pacific Opportunity Program (IPOP). We are looking for entities with experience and expertise in design and construction of inland, coastal, and/or port vessels interested in designing up to three green, modern inland vessels.

This procurement will be a full and open competition process and will require a formal technical and financial proposal submission as outlined by the Request for Proposal (RFP). IDG anticipates awarding a Firm-Fixed Price contract.

Interested bidders can download the full Request for Proposal in PDF and the Financial Proposal Budget Template. Any questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted no later than 23:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on September 14, 2023. All proposals, consisting of the documentation required, must be submitted no later than 23:59 EST on October 31, 2023. All questions and proposals must be submitted electronically to with the following subject line reference: [Questions/Proposal] – IPOP Vessel Greening Activity – Procurement for the Design of Three Vessel Types.

Thank you for your interest in working with IDG.


Under USAID IPOP, the Vessel Greening Activity is developing a vessel fleet upgrading program for South Asian countries, especially in India and Bangladesh. As a result, modern inland waterway vessels will be efficient, safe, clean, respond to market demands, and align with international best practices. This upgrading is aimed at improving inland waterway transport connectivity that will enable access for urban and rural communities to safe and clean transport means, growth for the local shipping industry, and direct and indirect economic impacts.