DFID Contracts Essentials



DFID Contracts Essentials

June 27, 2018 - 9:00am to June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

Washington , DC , United States


Haniya Dar-Tobin

Language: English

Early - May 16 Regular - Jun 06 Late - Jun 27
NON-MEMBERS $1,030 $1,135 $1,240
HUMENTUM MEMBERS $820 $925 $1,030
Member;Default;Non-Member $820 $925 $1,030


The funding landscape is changing as grant funding declines and donors channel more and more funds through competitive tenders. 

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) are looking to expand their supplier base and DFID contracts are an attractive option for both US private sector contractors and INGOs. Offered by Humentum and Bond, and delivered by commercial contracting specialist Haniya Dar-Tobin, this course gives you the tools needed to make the most of this opportunity and maximize your chances of success. All Bond members will receive the Humentum member rate for this training. When you click the Register button above, please select that you are a Bond member once you get to the registration page.

Find out how your organization will need to adapt, understand the risks and obligations, and make sure you can distinguish yourself at bid stage. Haniya sits on review boards evaluating commercial contract applications for INGOs so you will benefit from her insight to increase the chances of success from your first application.

Who is it for?

People who are new to commercial contracts or considering applying for commercial funding with DFID, or those who have some experience with USAID or as a subcontractor or an unsuccessful prime bidder and are looking to take a more significant role or lead a project in the future.


Day 1

  • Grants versus contracts
  • Intelligence gathering
  • DFID's terms and conditions
  • The pre-qualification questionnaire
  • The Invitation to Tender

Day 2

  • Constructing the fee rate
  • Payment by results
  • Partnership
  • Strategy and management
  • Processes and systems

Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel/lodging arrangements. 

1120 20th St NW 
Suite 520S (Building 1)
Washington, DC 20036
The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut West on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines or Dupont Circle or Farragut North on the Red line. Find a map of the DC metro system here.

We have found that www.hotels.com usually offers comparable or even lower rates than we are able to negotiate. We recommend attendees look for hotels in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Check out some suggestions for convenient hotels.

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