The MCC-funded US$437 million Niger Sustainable Water and Agriculture Compact supports improvements to three major constraints to economic growth and investment in Niger: lack of reliable access to water for agricultural use and livestock; lack of access to markets; and a fragmented and inefficient business regulatory system. In partnership with the Government of Niger, the MCC compact will strengthen Niger’s agricultural sector by improving water availability, infrastructure, and market access. The Compact has the potential to benefit more than 3.9 million people.
To ensure independence, transparency, accountability, full compliance, and effective implementation of MCC-funded Compacts, procurement activities are normally performed through an external Procurement Agent. This facilitates open and fair competition in the procurement of goods, works and services, and helps MCA-Niger to concentrate on technical implementation of the Compact. As Procurement Agent of MCA-Niger, DT Global, is responsible for providing a broad range of procurement management services for the goods, works, and services required for successful Compact implementation.
DT Global currently manages the process of selecting suppliers, contractors, and consultants for a wide variety of goods, works, and services requested by MCA-Niger to implement the Compact and related contract administration tasks including processing contract amendments. Despite operational challenges during a pandemic, we continued to deliver procurement agent services in line with MCA-Niger’s needs, while working remotely, using customized processes such as electronic tools and e-procurements.
Project results include: