In addition to the Grant Fund, FARMA will utilize local subcontracts to support fixed price type subcontracts.
The local subcontract fund is designed to provide targeted subcontracts to engage local BDSPs to conduct specific activities such as implementation of food safety standards, accreditation of food infrastructure laboratories, workforce development, support POs to develop marketing strategies, research, etc. The similar evaluation criteria used to evaluate grants will evaluate subcontract proposals.
Mandatory evaluation criteria will include consistency with FARMA II objectives and past performance in the technical area, project management capabilities, and accounting. Supplementary evaluation criteria will be determined by the technical managers during the development of the Request for Proposal. All activities planned under local subcontract will be implemented through eligible and qualified local and regional BDSPs.
Requests for Proposals