Contracting: Tenders and Request For Proposals

APEC Project Tenders/RFPs

APEC-funded projects are a vital part of the APEC process, turning into action APEC Ministers’ and APEC Economic Leaders’ specific policy direction. Projects cover a range of beneficial activities for the region, from establishing channels for information exchange to assist business with trade and investment, to providing information technology training in developing economies.

APEC actively encourages the involvement of the private sector, universities and government in the Asia-Pacific Region in APEC projects. Typically, requests for proposals/tenders for projects are advertised on this website on in local PNG Media. Current requests for proposals/tenders, if any, are listed on our tenders page.

Overview to Project and Funding by APEC

Projects are a vital part of the APEC process. They help translate the policy directions of APEC Economic Leaders and Ministers into actions and help create tangible benefits for people living in the Asia-Pacific region.

APEC provides funding for around 100 projects each year, with more than USD 9 million available in 2015.

Projects typically include workshops, symposia, publications and research. They are open to participation from all 21 APEC member economies. As well as engaging with public and government sector organisations in member economies, external stakeholder engagement is encouraged.

APEC Project Focus and Themes

Most APEC projects are focused on transferring knowledge and skills between members and building capacity so that each APEC member economy can move closer towards the Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment. This includes by:

  • Promoting and accelerating regional economic integration,
  • Encouraging economic and technical cooperation,
  • Enhancing human security, and
  • Facilitating a favourable and sustainable business environment.

Each year APEC defines its key policy priorities. Please see the Funding Criteria for APEC-Funded Projects in 2016.These annual priorities help to determine which APEC projects are selected for funding.

Information about individual APEC projects that are currently being implemented or have already been completed can be found on the APEC Project Database.