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Education in Crisis/Conflict-Affected and Fragile Environments (ECAFE)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OAA-12-000107
Agency: Agency for International Development
Office: Washington D.C.
Location: USAID/Washington
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Added: Jul 16, 2012 4:03 pm Modified: Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pmTrack Changes

Solicitation Notice: Education in Crisis/Conflict-Affected and Fragile Environments (ECAFE)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) hereby issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) for technical assistance related to Education in Crisis/Conflict-Affected and Fragile Environments (ECAFE) to establish a world-wide support mechanism to USAID Missions and Bureaus in addressing their education objectives in environments that may be, or have been affected, by crisis, fragility, lawlessness and/ or conflict. This RFP solicits support for the attainment of Goal Three of USAID Education Strategy: Increased equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments for 15 million learners by 2015, per USAID's Education strategy. The Contractor may also be required to provide technical assistance and services to USAID Bureaus and Missions that may include assessment, design, implementation, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of education programs in crisis/conflict-affected lawless and fragile environments, as well as management and training, research, guidance, and analysis to build the capacity of the Agency and its partners in effectively understanding the role education can play to mitigate crisis, conflict, and fragility.

USAID anticipates awarding multiple contracts as a result of this solicitation, consisting of both unrestricted and small business set-asides. There is no guarantee on the number of contracts to be awarded, the number of task orders that any one firm will receive, or the amount of money each firm is entitled to beyond the minimum monetary amount to be stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). USAID anticipates that the maximum ordering limitation of the contracts resulting from a RFP will be $500,000,000 over a 5 year ordering period. Note that this ceiling applies across all contracts and cannot be exceeded in the aggregate.

The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541990.

The solicitation will be posted on the FEDBIZOPPS web page ( not less than 15 days after this notice is issued. In accordance with FAR 5.102(d), availability of the solicitation is limited to this electronic medium only. Requests for other copies of the solicitation will be disregarded without notice to the requestor. No phone requests will be accepted, copies of the solicitation will not be available for pick-up, and no walk-ins will be allowed. Offerors are advised to periodically monitor the above website for updates concerning this procurement. Telephonic requests or inquiries will not be taken.

This notice does not obligate USAID to award a contract nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. In addition, final award cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed and internal USAID procedures have been completed. This notice satisfies the synopsis requirement in FAR 5.201.

Contracting Office Address

U.S. Agency for International Development
Office of Acquisition & Assistance
Federal Center Plaza, SA-44
301 4th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20546

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Added: Aug 20, 2014 11:28 am
This ABE ACCESS IDIQ (formerly ECAFE IDIQ) was awarded on August 7, 2014  to the following:

Large Business Awardees

1.  FHI 360
     DUNS Number: 067180786
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-14-00046

2.  Creative Associates International (Creative)
     DUNS Number: 091345579
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-00072

3.  Education Development Center (EDC)
     DUNS Number: 076583830
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-00073

4.  The Louis Berger Group Inc. 
     DUNS Number: 076880744
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-00074

 Small Business Awardees

5.  Social Impact, Inc. (Social Impact)
     DUNS Number: 941533911
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-00075

6.  International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)
     DUNS Number: 611390592
     Award Number: AID-OAA-I-00076

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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
March 18, 2013
Description: ECAFE RFP SOL-OAA-12-000107

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
April 10, 2013
Description: Amendment #01

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
April 16, 2013
Description: Amendment 02

Amendment 3

Posted Date:
April 22, 2013
Description: ECAFE Amendment 03

Amendment 4

Posted Date:
April 24, 2013
Description: ECAFE SOL-OAA-12-000107 Amendment04

Amendment 5

Posted Date:
April 25, 2013
Description: ECAFE SOL-OAA-12-000107 Amendment05
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