3 top US contractors win women empowerment IQCs

Administrator Rajiv Shah participates in a panel discussion on women’s role in development and leadership, during the launch in Afghanistan of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s largest women empowerment program. Photo by: Joan Lewa / USAID Afghanistan

This week, the United States’ premier aid agency launched its biggest women empowerment program to date, and one of its top contractors has been tapped to implement a key component of the initiative.

Tetra Tech is among three U.S. implementing firms that have been awarded an indefinite quantity contract under the Promoting Gender Equity in the National Priority Programs, a five-year women’s empowerment initiative in Afghanistan supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Chemonics International and DAI are the two other firms that won an IQC.

USAID announced the solicitation notice for Promote in July 2013 and included its first task order in its request for proposals — a task that Tetra Tech also won.

Tetra Tech will be working with several U.S. women-owned small businesses, including SSG Advisors, in implementing the first task order, which involves providing leadership development training to more than 25,000 Afghan women.

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