Request for Proposals

Washington, D.C. | Due: 08/19/19

 The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Project is a USAID program implemented by Chemonics International globally. The goal of FEWS NET is to provide objective, evidence-based food security information and analysis. As part of project activities, FEWS NET requires the purchase of ESRI Story Map production services, including script development and audio editing, as described in Section 3 (Specifications and Technical Requirements) for the purposes of summarizing FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. Examples of recent FEWS NET Story Maps can be viewed in the gallery here.

The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations from eligible suppliers for as-needed, ad hoc purchases of Story Map production services including script development and audio editing. As a result of this RFQ, FEWS NET anticipates issuing a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to establish specific pricing levels and parameters for ordering these services. This will allow FEWS NET to issue specific purchase orders, on an as-needed basis, for the procurement of these items over the next five months. The Supplier shall furnish the supplies/services described in any purchase orders issued by Chemonics under this BPA. Chemonics is only obligated to pay for supplies/services ordered through purchase orders issued under this BPA and delivered by the Supplier in accordance with the terms/conditions of this BPA.

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by Chemonics in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ. Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.Offers must be received no later than 6:00 PM local Washington D.C. time on August 19, 2019 by email delivery to FEWS NET. Emailed offers must be sent to Sterling Riber,, copying


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 28 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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