Chemonics wins $20 million contract for civic engagement project

In Nigeria, the U.S. Agency for International Development focuses on agriculture, health, education and governance. A contract for one of its recent governance projects, the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program, has been awarded to Chemonics International. Photo by: A. Fleuret / USAID

On Jan. 2, 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded a contract to provide technical services under the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program in Nigeria to U.S.-based international development consulting firm Chemonics International Inc.

The contract is valued at approximately $20 million over a five-year period. It is a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee completion-type contract, meaning Chemonics and other bidders were required to propose a fixed fee for meeting the program objectives and delivering an end product. The proposed fee may be adjusted as a result of changes in the work to be performed under the contract.

The key personnel for this contract — or the positions considered to be essential to the work being performed — were identified as chief of party, deputy chief of party, finance and administration manager, and monitoring and evaluation adviser.

In addition to personnel and cost, USAID evaluated each bidding organization’s technical approach and understanding, institutional capability and management plan, civil society organization capacity building experience, and contractor performance information.

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