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Nicaragua call for bids to support COVID-19 response

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 20/07/2020

The British Embassy is committed to working in Nicaragua with interested government agencies, civil society organisations, research-based institutions and multilateral partners to support a global effort. The embassy is particularly interested in short-term projects and one-off activities that aim to deliver concrete and measurable outcomes in the following areas:

-Preventing the spread and mitigating the impacts of COVID-19.

-Supporting the socio-economic development of groups most affected by the pandemic, such as women, children, migrants and people with disabilities.

-Tackling misinformation around COVID-19.

-Contributing to the global health response, including supporting science-based innovation and the search for new treatments.

Projects are expected to have a duration of no more than 8 months and to be completed before the end of March 2021, with no expectation of continued funding beyond this period. Activities are one-off interventions that take place at a specific time before the end of March 2021. The maximum funding for projects and activities is US$20,000.

Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

-Alignment with the above mentioned priorities.
-Outcomes are achievable within the funding period.
-Project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures, as well as risk and financial accountability procedures.
-Evidence of sustainability - demonstrating that project benefits continue after the funding ends.
-The organisation’s safeguarding policies ensure protection of beneficiaries.
-Feasibility of project delivery under current circumstances.
-Administration costs for delivering a project should not exceed 10% of the total project budget.
-Overall value for money.

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 20/07/2020
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The Law Firm, specialized in the field of Intellectual Property, formerly known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais, was founded in 1907 by Mr. Henry Caldera, as part of a three-way operation consisting also of the import and retail of goods. With time, these three operations became separate enterprises. That same year, and through the efforts of Mr. Caldera, Nicaragua had its first Trademark Law.

In the late 1930’s, Mr. Caldera’s older son, Henry Caldera-Pallais, after obtaining a Law degree in Nicaragua, furthered his studies in the University of Michigan, where he graduated to become a U.S. Registered Patent Agent. During his stay in the United States, he gained experience working with the New York firm of Lagner, Parry, Card and Largner. In the late 1940’s, Mr. Caldera-Pallais returned to Nicaragua to take charge of the Law Firm, which became known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais.