Frequently Asked Questions

How can I gain access to the DARPE Business Development services?

  1. Register and create your username and password
  2. Select your Subscription Duration and Payment Method
  3. One of our staff members will contact you on how to move forward

If you have already registered then;

  1. Log in using your user name and password
  2. Under "My Account" or at the main menu select Select "Upgrade"
  3. Repeat the above steps

What is the Tenders and Grants e-mail Alert

The Tenders and Grants e-mail notification (Alert Service) is a smart tool to help you receive Tenders and Grant opportunities and other procurement notices filtered per your selection criteria and preferences. In other words, this service enables you to be notified of specific business opportunities that match your company's products and/or services almost instantaneously

How can I start receiving e-mail notification of Tenders and Grants Alerts?

1- Once you sign in with your Username and Password, click on "My Account"
2- Select Create Email Alert option
3- Choose your specific email-alert preferences,
4- Now every time the Tenders and Grants tracker identifies an opportunity that matches your selected criteria, you will receive an email notification in this regard at 9 am (Cairo time)

We still advise you to check the Tenders and Grants section of the DARPE site on a daily basis, as well as to update your email-alert preferences regularly, to ensure that you don’t miss any relevant opportunities. This is important as some organizations post opportunities with a very short application window.

How long is a subscription for?

We offer the subscription for 1 year.

How do I upgrade my account?

  1. After registering, click on "My Account", then select "Upgrade"
  2. Select Your Subscription Duration and Payment Method
  3. Our team will get in touch with you directly in order to walk you through the next steps, as well as explain DARPE features and benefits (user license)

How can I create a profile?

  1. Whether you are an Implementing Partner, or an Individual Consultant you can increase your visibility and partnership potentials by Creating Your Profile (Free of charge)
  2. If not registered, please register and create a Username and Password
  3. Log in to your account using the Username and Password you have created
  4. Under My Account, Click Create Your Profile and Select Your Category 
  5. Please update your profile regularly.

Are there search engines that can save my time and effort in looking and filtering information?

DARPE portal is structured around a Powerful Search Engine which allows you to filter data based on your individual needs.

Search options are available for the following services;

Real-Time Tenders and Grants Search Engine:

You can search by:

1- Type of procurement: Tender, Grant or Individual assignment
2- Donor(s) Name
3- Country of Coverage (Location)
4- Sectors of Interests (please refer to the Classification index for more details)
5- Type of Services Requested (please refer Classification index for more details)
6- Status of the procurement notice: Accepting Bids, Closed, Forecast, or Open for application

Development Partners Search Engine

You can search by:

1- For Development Aid Providers choose one of the categories (i.e. Bilateral / Multilateral Donor Agency, Arab Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility) and for Development Implementing Partners choose one of the categories (i.e. Private Businesses, National NGOs, Regional NGOs, International Foundations
2- Country of Coverage
3- Sectors of Interest (please refer to the Classification index for more details)

Individual Consultants Search Engine

You can search by

1- Sectors of Interest (please refer to the Classification index for more details)
2- Type of Services and areas of practice
3- Countries working in

What are the benefits of having access to the Directory of Development Partners?

The Directory is regularly updated and maintained. It provides you with a summary of:

  1. Sectors and sub-sectors of interest/expertise
  2. Types of services provided (areas of practice)
  3. Geographic coverage
  4. Specific Contact information
  5. A list of Partners who Worked With
  6. A list of Procurement Notices that might have been published by the specific client

This information will support you to connect and engage with potential clients more informatively, write competitive client-focused proposals

What are the benefits of having access to the Database of Individual Consultants?

This Directory allows you to supplement your team with vetted development professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the development aid sector.

The Directory is regularly updated and maintained. It provides you with a summary of:

  • - Key qualifications
  • - Sectors and types of services provided (areas of practice)
  • - Geographic coverage
  • - Contact information
  • - A list of Partners Worked With
  • - Updated CV and LinkedIn account

What are the Opportunity Type Classification

  • Tender mean and includes those opportunities soliciting responses from Private Consulting and Development Firms
  • Grant means and includes those opportunities soliciting responses from Non-profit Organizations / Foundations and Research Institutes (i.e. grant opportunities for research for instance)
  • Depending on the opportunity’s eligibility conditions, you may find one opportunity classified by more than type such as Tender and Grant which occurs when opportunity mentions that both NGOs and Private Sector firms are eligible to bid or Tender and Individual at the same time when experts / freelancer as well as private sector firms are eligible to bid or most probably either one can submit alone

Cancelation Policy

Subscribing members may terminate their subscription agreement at any time. Termination will be effective at the end of the month of which a request to terminate occurs. Subscribers will be charged for the period prior to the termination effective date in a prorated manner. 25% of the total subscription package will be retained for administration processing fees.

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