The following news briefs involve some recent procurement actions of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
USAID awarded an $11.8 million contract to the Arlington, Virginia-based CARANA Corporation to carry out the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport, or NEXTT, Program, which seeks to expand domestic trade and to improve the Nigerian government’s efficiency “so that trade, particularly in agricultural products, can provide inclusive economic growth and development of Nigeria.” (Contract Award #AID-620-C-13-00002) (Solicitation #SOL-620-12-000001)
Deloitte Consulting LLP secured a contract capped at $15 million to provide service in USAID’s Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh, or CCEB, project. Deloitte will help “support energy sector development for energy security, economic growth, and climate change mitigation” over the next five years. Deloitte specifically will provide training to the Bangladesh Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and other institutions to develop and implement the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, or BCCSAP. (Contract award #AID-388-C-13-00001) (Solicitation #SOL-388-12-000006).USAID awarded a $6.8 million contract to Kimetrica, a Nairobi, Kenya- and Boulder, Colorado-based company, to provide project-management services in the Livelihoods Integration Unit – Enhancing Livelihoods Application (LIU-ELA) Project, which seeks to analyze food security issues in Ethiopia. (Contract Award #AID-663-C-12-00004) (Solicitation #RFP-663-12-00001).