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Protestors push back on $1B USAID award

Four companies are protesting a $1 billion award that went to 11 competitors for broad range of professional services to the U.S. Agency for International Development.

USAID eyes this blanket purchase agreement as a flexible buying tool for technical and analytic services. The Federal Procurement Data System pegs the value at $1 billion over 10 years.

The Financing Self-Reliance and Market Led Development BPA covers services to support partnerships, provide technical assistance, build capacity and provide analytic programming to USAID.

Deloitte, Abt Associates, Financial Markets International and DevTech are all arguing that USAID did not conduct the evaluations properly.

A decision from GAO is expected in early to mid-September.

Winning contractors are:

  • Cardno
  • Chemonics International
  • DAI Global
  • Dexis Interactive
  • International Business Initiatives Corp.
  • International Development Group Advisory Services
  • The Kaizen Company
  • Nathan Associates
  • Research Triangle Institute
  • Tetra Tech

More protests are possible, given the FPDS says 24 bids were received. With 11 winners and four protesters so far, another nine companies could potentially protest.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jun 11, 2021 at 11:10 AM

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