USAID EGAT's Office of Education Announces Worldwide IDIQ Contract Awards for Participant Training and Related Interventions
USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade (EGAT) is announced on 7 February 2012 the award of one of three Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) small business contracts under Focus on Results: Enhancing Capacity Across Sectors in Transition (FORECAST II) to Morgan Borszcz Consulting! This 5-year contract offer bureaus and missions worldwide a fully integrated, flexible package of cross-cutting services for Participant Training and related capacity development interventions. The FORECAST II IDIQ has a ceiling of $242 million. Missions, bureaus, and independent offices can access services of the contractors through task orders. EGAT/ED is happy to provide sponsoring units with sample task order scopes of work.
FORECAST II offers Missions and regional bureaus a way to procure all types of short and long term training and exchange visitor programs for foreign nationals. FORECAST II offers an expanded array of turnkey Participant Training (PT) and exchange visitor services including: training needs assessments, consultation and development of strategic training plans, training design, participant/exchange visitor selection, procurement services for training and logistics providers, arranging placements in short-term and long-term programs in-country, in the U.S. and in third countries, processing services (language certification, medical certification, health & accident insurance enrollment, security screening,
pre-training preparation and pre-departure orientation, program monitoring, tracking and data reporting), evaluation and follow-up, small grants administration and technical assistance. FORECAST II can also be used to implement the Community Connections (CC) Program – a development/public diplomacy exchange program open to missions worldwide, formerly managed by State/ECA. Worth noting, FORECAST II employs a "pass through" feature for the funding of outsourced training-related interventions, for added cost efficiencies. Funding for these interventions ( i.e., training assessments, grants, technical assistance) and logistics associated with these interventions (i.e., allowances, travel, and supplementary activities) is considered pass-through funding and will not be subject to the prime contractor's indirect costs, profit, or any other fee.