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On Oct. 26, 2015, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded a contract to U.S.-based private company Management & Training Corp. to provide technical assistance, capacity building and training to support Egypt’s workforce. The official title of the project and contract is “Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement,” or WISE.
The WISE contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee completion type, meaning MTC 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 contract is valued at approximately $22 million over a three-year period. Both the funding plans and timeline may shift depending on MTC’s project performance and availability of funds.