[RFP] JETRO Seeks Industry Specialists (Life Science, IT, Manufacturing, etc.) for FDI Project

Feb 29, 2016


Request for Proposal Overview


JETRO is in need of proposals from industry specialists located in the U.S. in the following industries:

  1. Life Science 
  2. Information Technology (IT)
  3. Enviornment & Energy, Manufacturing & Infastructure, and Service Industry


This is a request for proposals for projects relating to the promotion of foreign direct investment into Japan.


General Information:

  1. Term of Contract: The Date of Contract to November 30, 2016
  2. Application Deadline: March 17, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. (EST)
  3. Project Budget: $41,000.00 USD


The contents of each industry contract can be found in the application guidelines (see Application Form below).


Application Instructions


Qualification Requirements:

  1. Prospective candidate(s) engaged in the project must satisfy conditions stated in the Application Guidelines (Appendix A). 
  2. NOT under the circumstances of being denied participation due to unethical and/or unlawful activities by either JETRO or the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from previous procument offerings.


Preparation of Application:

  1. Application shall be prepared on the Application Form included in this RFP notice. Applicants shall enter all requested information in the appropriate spaces on the Application Form. The appliation must be submitted by electronic PDF to the designated JETRO Staff Member (see below for details). No oral, telephone, or fascimile version of the application will be accepted. 
  2. All application costs (including preparation) shall be borne by the Applicant.


Delivery of Application:

  1. Please fill in the application form and then sign and save it as a PDF. Submit this, along with your business proposal (either in PDF or PowerPoint form) to JETRO New York by email.
  2. Proposals must be submitted before March 17, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. EST.
  3. Please submit applications and busines proposals to:


Mr. Kenjiro Watanabe

+1 212.997.0413




Language of Application:

Applications must be submitted in either English and/or Japanese. All other languages are not accepted at this time for application purposes.

Evaluation of Application:

JETRO evaluates each application based on the information provided and the documents submitted in addition to the application (such as the business proposal). JETRO does not provide reasons for the final decision. JETRO also does not return any documents provided (if submitted by hard copy).



Applicants whose proposal is selected will be notified by JETRO by email. Given the nature of the bidding process, JETRO will refrain from providing feedback on the results. 


Application Forms 


Life Science Industry Application Form (963KB) 


Environment & Energy, Manufacturing and Infastructure, and Service Industry Application Form (966KB) 


Information Technology Application Form (961KB)