Disaster management veteran wins USAID/OFDA contract in Latin America

By Ava Aisa de Castro 27 November 2015

A disaster response drill organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Red Cross in Vietnam. Photo by: Richard Nyberg / USAID Vietnam

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Development consulting firm Engility was recently awarded the Regional Disaster Assistance Program for Latin America and the Caribbean by the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance or USAID/OFDA.

The RDAP, formerly known as the Risk Management Training Program, will provide program management, technical assistance, training, and disaster response support throughout the region.

The contract covers one year with four optional years and was recompeted. It is a cost-plus-fixed-fee completion-type contract, which required Engility and other bidders to propose a fixed price to meet program objectives and deliver an end product. The proposed fee may be adjusted should the scope of work change.

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Ava Aisa de Castro

Ava is a development analyst for Devex where she is in charge of tracking contract awards and shortlist information from donor agencies such as ADB, WB, USAID, MCC, DfID, and EuropeAID. She is currently taking her master’s degree at the University of the Philippines, specializing in Urban Planning. Prior to Devex, Ava worked as a researcher for local and international development consulting firms.

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