[RFP] Request for Global Acceleration Hub Project

May 05, 2021


The JETRO Los Angeles office (“JETRO”) is currently looking for organizations to support JETRO’s Global Acceleration Hub Project. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application to the JETRO Los Angeles office in accordance with the following guidelines.


  1. Subject: Global Acceleration Hub Project Application
  2. Term of contract: Date of Contract through March 31st, 2022
  3. Deadline date for Application submission: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
  4. Content of Contract: As indicated in Specification Exhibit A & Specification Exhibit C


  1. Purpose and Responsibility of Global Acceleration Hub Project Contractor
    See specification document (Exhibit A)

  2. Position Available
    2 Posts for Southern California

  3. Language

  4. Eligibility
    1. It has a local corporation or branch office in California in the case of a corporation, and the prospective employee resides in California. If the applicant is an individual, he/she must live in California.
    2. The applicant must have basic skills and expertise necessary for completing the tasks listed in the specification document (Exhibit A).
    3. The applicant must have relevant business experience in this field for a minimum of three years.
    4. The applicant must obtain consent from his/her employer to work with JETRO in this project. (If applicant is an employee of another business entity).
    5. If applicant has other business engagements besides his/her contract with JETRO, it is his/her responsibility to fulfill both JETRO and his/her other business obligations.
    6. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure sufficient work time to perform the assigned tasks and be diligent in responding to the needs of the clients.

  5. Service Fees:
    1. JETRO will make a payment not exceeding USD 8,900. The Service Fee shall be paid after the report which shall be completed to JETRO’s satisfaction (as determined in its sole discretion) and in accordance with JETRO’s standards by each due date described above, and upon receipt of an invoice issued by the Representative which is satisfactory to JETRO (as determined in its sole discretion). For the contract start month, the above monthly amount will be calculated on a daily basis and the cost will be paid.

    2. Activity fees such as tax, phone/copy, domain name, mail service, transportation fee, and any event registration fee are included in the commission stated in 5a), except those JETRO specifically asked to attend in writing.

    3. When JETRO specifically requests the representative, in writing, to travel for this project, JETRO will pay related travel expenses calculated based on our internal rules. Otherwise, all travel expenses shall be included in the commission stated in Exhibit C.

  6. Application Process:
    Please fill in the application form, sign and save it as a PDF, and send it to JETRO Los Angeles via email. Relevant materials explaining the applicant’s achievements/experience in the relevant field, corporation profile, etc. will be helpful, if any.

  7.   Please send the application to:
    JETRO Los Angeles
    EMAIL: lag-tec@jetro.go.jp

  8. Screening Process:
    1. First Selection Process: Document Review
    2. Second Selection Process: Interview with JETRO Los Angeles if applicable (JETRO will notify applicants who passed the first selection of the date and time of the interview). JETRO will consider the following as some standards for this selection:
      1. Degree of understanding of the objectives and purposes of this project as well as the willingness to promote this project.
      2. Degree of expertise and personal connections necessary for this project.
      3. Relevant business achievements and experiences in the past (domestically or internationally).
      4. Marketing experience in opening up new markets.
      5. Ability and agility necessary for consultation and arranging business meetings.
      6. Ability to comply with the purpose of this project and perform ALL of the tasks mentioned above (English)

         *JETRO will not provide any reasons for its decision to the candidates.
        *Submitted application documents will not be returned.

  9. Application Deadline:
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

  10. Contracts & Term:
    1. The successful candidate and JETRO Los Angeles will sign on a designated outsourcing agreement provided by JETRO Los Angeles as well as non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
    2. The term of the Agreement shall commence on the date of execution and expire on March 31st, 2022.

  11. Privacy Policy:
    Personal data collected through this application process is used solely to select a contractor.

  12. Special Notes:
    1. The successful candidate of this project is required to be compliant with JETRO’s information security regulations when performing the assigned tasks.
    2. The successful candidate of this project is not allowed to outsource all or part of the project to a third party, unless JETRO provides an advance approval in writing.
    3. The successful candidate of this project is required to submit monthly activity reports requested by JETRO.

  13. Contact:
     JETRO Los Angeles
    Attn: Norihiko Saeki, Alberto Servin, Kumiko Torres
    Email: norihiko_saeki@jetro.go.jp /alberto_servin@jetro.go.jp / kumiko_torres@jetro.go.jp




Attachment 1: FY2021_JETRO_LA_GAH_ApplicationGuideline.pdf <PDF> (179KB) 

Attachment 2: FY2021_JETRO_LA_GAH_Specification_ExhibitA.pdf <PDF> (95KB) 

Attachment 3: FY2021_JETRO_LA_GAH_Specification_ExhibitC.pdf <PDF> (70KB) 

Attachment 4: FY2021_JETRO_LA_GAH_ApplicationForm.docx <Word> (86KB)