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 Type of Subscription either Standard Subscription or Premium Subscription
  3. Select your Subscription Duration and Payment Method
  4. One of our staff members will contact you to move forward

If you have already registered then;

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

What is Tenders and Grants e-mail Alert

The Tenders and Grants e-mail notification (Alert Service) is a smart tool to help you receive at your e-mail address Tenders and Grant opportunities and other procurement notices filtered and chosen as 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 The Tenders and Grants Daily 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

We also 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.

What is the difference between Standard and Premium Susbcription?

Standard subscription provides you with full access to Drape's data and information with no restrictions

Premium subscription provides you with same privileges of the standard subscription but with additional service called Tailored Tracker. It is as if you are outsourcing your business development efforts. The tailored tracker provides you with

  1. A list of relevant Tenders and Grants
  2. Contact information
  3. Summary of the Scope of Work
  4. Winning Themes as part of your proposal winning strategy
  5. Weekly meeting to inform, review and update

How long is a subscription for?

1- We offer subscriptions for 6 months, or 12 months.

2- We offer two types of subscription.

  • Standard Subscription
  • Premium Subscription

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 explaining DARPE features and benefits (user license)

How can I Create a Profile?

Either being a Development Aid Provider, a Development Implementing Partners or an Individual Consultant you can increase your visibility and partnerships potentials by Creating Your Profile

  1. If not registered, please register and create a Username and Password
  2. Log in to your account using the username and pass word you have created
  3. Under My Account, Click Create Your Profile and Select Your Category 
  4. Please update your profile regularly. This is a free of charge service and available for all DARPE members

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

The DARPE portal is structured around 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 or Grant
2- Donor(s) NAme
3- Country of Coverage (Location)
4- Sectors of Interests (please refer to the DARPE index for more details)
5- Type of Services Requested (please refer to the DARPE index for more details)
6- Status of the procurement notice: Accepting Bids, Closed, or Forecast

Development Aid Providers Search Engine

You can search by:

1- Category (i.e. Bilateral / Multilateral Donor Agency, Arab Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility)
2- Country of Coverage
3- Sectors of Interest (please refer to the DARPE index for more details)

Development Implementing Partners Search Engine

You can search by:

  1. Category (i.e. Private Businesses, National NGOs, Regional NGOs, International Foundations )
  2. Country of Coverage
  3. Sectors of Interest (please refer to the DARPE index for more details)
  4. Type of Services and areas of practice

What are the benefits of having access to the Directory of Development Aid Providers?

The Directory is regularly Updated and Maintained. It provides you with a summary of:

  1. Key thematic funding priorities
  2. Geographic coverage
  3. Specific Contact information
  4. Historical list of Tenders and Grants published by the specific donor agency
  5. A list of Development Aid Partners Worked With.

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

What are the benefits of having access to the Database of Professional Service Providers?

The Directory is regularly Updated and Maintained. It include Private Sector Consulting Firms, National and Regional NGOs as well as International Foundations among other implementing partners. It provides you with a summary of:

  • - Sectors and sub-sectors of interest / expertise
  • - Types of services provided (areas of practice)
  • - Geographic coverage
  • - Contact information
  • - A list of Partners Worked With
  • - A list of Procurement Notices that might have been published by the specific implementing parrtner

This type of information can benefit any Development Aid Partners to search, connect and engage with potential partners / competitors. Informed partnership that is selected and formed for a reason and strong justification are key to successful project design and delivery.

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