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USAID
FMI is currently the prime holder of three USAID Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs).

  • Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) Financial Services (FS) IQC.
  • Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (CLIR) IQC.
  • International Legislative Strengthening (ILS) IQC.

The SEGIR-CLIR and ILS IQCs contain an important new provision known as the Small Business Set Aside Clause. Under this clause, USAID Missions may award contracts of any size and any duration directly to FMI without competition.

SEGIR-FS IQC, 2004-2009
In December, 2004, FMI was awarded the Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) Financial Services (FS) IQC.  The shared ceiling is $1 billion and a term of five years.  SEGIR-FS Task Orders will provide technical assistance in the following four functional areas:

  • Policy, legal and regulatory framework development.
  • Bank and non-bank intermediation, bank supervision and restructuring.
  • Capital and credit market development and regulation.
  • Research and information dissemination.

For information on procuring services through SEGIR-FS, please contact FMI Headquarters.

SEGIR-CLIR IQC, 2004-2009
In September, 2004, FMI was awarded the Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (CLIR) IQC. This contract has a shared ceiling amount of $2.4 billion, and a term of five years.  SEGIR-CLIR provides USAID Missions with a convenient contracting mechanism to access experienced technical expertise in the fields of commercial, legal, and institutional development.  The scope of work for services under CLIR includes:

  • General commercial legal framework.
  • Business environment.
  • Financial services.
  • Trade and investment.
  • Commercial dispute resolution.
  • Institutional reform.
  • Property rights.

For information on procuring services through SEGIR-CLIR, please contact FMI Headquarters.

ILS IQC, 2004-2010
In May 2004, FMI was awarded the International Legislative Strengthening (ILS) IQC by USAID's Democracy & Governance Office. The ILS-IQC has a shared ceiling of $100 million and a term of five years. Task orders under the ILS IQC can involve:

  • Training host country legislative members/staff, NGOs, and government officials in legislative and policymaking procedures.
  • Clarifying the appropriate roles and divisions between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of a democratic government.
  • Designing and conducting assessments of international deliberative bodies.
  • Providing advisory services in the areas of legal drafting, enforcement, and implementation of local laws and regulations.   

For information on procuring services through ILS, please contact FMI Headquarters.

WORLD BANK FIRST INITIATIVE
The Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening (FIRST) Initiative is a multi-donor grant facility providing technical assistance to promote financial sector strengthening in emerging market countries.

FMI has been placed on two World Bank FIRST Initiative Long-Lists.

  • Capital Markets and Collective Investment Schemes Long-List
  • Insurance, Pensions, and other Non-Bank Financial Institutions Long List

Capital Markets and Collective Investment Schemes Long-List
The Capital Markets and Collective Investment Schemes Long-List provides technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Corporate Bond Market Development
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • CIS Industry Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Supervisory Framework

Insurance, Pensions, and other Non-Bank Financial Institutions Long List
The Insurance, Pensions, and other Non-Bank Financial Institutions Long List provides technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Insurance Sector Reform and Restructuring
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate Governance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • IAIS Principles Reviews
  • Micro-insurance
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Pension Sector Reform
  • Supervisory Framework

For information on procuring services through the World Bank FIRST Initiative, please contact FMI Headquarters.

FMI REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • USAID
  • Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI), State Department
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • World Bank FIRST Initiative
  • Financial Technologies of India (FTIL)
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)
  • Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX)
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Bankers Trust
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Options Clearing Corporation
  • TIAA-CREF Pension Fund
  • Stratus Technologies
  • Moscow InterBank Currency Exchange
  • Dow Chemical
  • Treasury Management Association
  • Canadian Imperial Bank / Wood Gundy

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