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Contracting: Tenders and Request For Proposals

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APEC 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. Current requests for proposals/tenders, if any, are listed below. Closing date for submission is 5.00 p.m (Singapore time) on the date stated, unless stated otherwise.


APEC’s general principles for procurement and contract management are based on accountability, value for money and openness. Competitive bidding is important to ensure that APEC Projects provides value for money and mitigate any real or potential risks of conflict of interest. Depending on the value of the contract, different methods are used to engage a contractor.

APEC Contracting Forms & Resources provides templates, checklists and other supporting tools to assist contractors and Project Overseers with contracting with APEC.

APEC Contracting Forms & Resources can be found here.

Closing DateRequests for Proposals/Tenders

Extension: Monday, 28 November 2022 at 5:30pm, Singapore Time

Request for Proposal (RFP) - Upgrading of the APEC Meeting Document Database (MDDB)

Corrigendum No.1 (This attached document shall replace the original pages in the RFQ. There is an extension for the closing date.)

Extension: Tuesday, 21 February 2022 at 6.00 pm, Peru Time

Request for Proposal (RFP) – Building a Fintech ecosystem for the recovery of the MSME sector (This attached document shall replace the original pages in the RFP. There is an extension for the closing date.)

Thursday, 23 March 2023 at 6.00 pm, Singapore Time


Request for Proposal (RFP) - Digital Transformation to Create New Business Opportunities, Opening to New Markets in MSEs and Cooperatives with a Gender Focus, in Response to the Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19



In September 2007, APEC Ministers agreed to establish an APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU) to provide analytical and evaluation capacity and assist in coordinating related economic and technical cooperation for the development and implementation of APEC's trade, investment, economic reform and energy policy agenda.

As well as in-house work (e.g. policy dialogue papers), the PSU will manage technical work commissioned from external consultants.

Closing DateRequests for Proposals/Tenders
Sunday, 5 March 2023 at 11:59 pm, Singapore TimeRequest for Proposal (RFP) - EC33: APEC Economic Policy Report 2023: Structural Reform and an Enabling Environment for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Businesses