U.S. aid agency extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams. Responses now are due October 10.

USAID previously called for responses by September 26. It recently awarded contracts to MWH Global to perform an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha project and to Deloitte Consulting LLP to help facilitate investment in hydropower development.

USAID seeks to determine the capabilities of small architect-engineer firms to provide design, construction supervision and other services for local capacity building, water resources, environmental/sanitary engineering, civil and industrial engineering, value engineering, industrial/chemical engineering, and power and telecommunications. Services would be provided for USAID Washington and USAID missions worldwide.

Areas of expertise include hydroelectric and other dams and storage reservoirs, agriculture and food security, economic growth and trade, education, health, and water and sanitation.

Responses are to help USAID gauge interest from small businesses to provide such services.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. SOLOAA14000186 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses now are due by noon, Eastern time, October 10, by e-mail only, to the addresses below. In the subject line, reference "Sources Sought Notice – Small Businesses."

For information, contact Patrice Lee, Kevin Sampson, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Contracting Office, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 7.10-006, Washington, DC; E-mail: patlee@usaid.gov, ksampson@usaid.gov.

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