Whether you are a government agency or private business, you can keep track of procurement opportunities through USAID’s Business Forecast.
USAID supports public programs that address global concerns like health, development, trade and investment, environment, and security. The Agency also helps governments and the private sector work together to improve the lives of people in low-income countries.
The usaid business forecast is an invaluable source of procurement opportunities to support USAID’s mission to reduce poverty in the developing world. Most of these contracts are long-term in nature, allowing small businesses to build their prowess over the course of years instead of weeks or months. The forecast also enables partners to make informed decisions based on up to the minute market intelligence. The best part is the forecast is completely free and accessible to all USAID employees. Whether you are a contracting officer or an employee in the field, the forecast is your ticket to success.
The top of the line is the USAID’s Forecast of Contracting Opportunities, an online portal where you can find all things federal procurement related. The Forecast is a comprehensive list of all federal contracting activities ranging from small-business set-asides to large-scale multi-year awards. It is the brainchild of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, a division within USAID’s Bureau for Policy and Planning (BPP). The website was launched in March 2009 to complement the agency’s flagship website, BPP.
If you’re interested in working with USAID on a global partnership, there are three main pathways.
The first pathway is partnerships that leverage existing or planned projects. These partnerships are a common and straightforward way to partner with USAID, especially when your company’s goals are aligned with the project’s objectives and geography.
These projects are often defined as Grand Challenges for Development to focus the global development agenda on scalable and sustainable change. They’re high-profile and ambitious, but they come with dedicated partners (IPs) on the ground to lead day-to-day activities, partnership development, and execution of project results.
This approach allows companies to move quickly on key project activities without requiring a long-term commitment. However, these partnerships are limited by the project’s scope and timeframe.
USAID works with the private sector to promote market-led development in areas including agriculture, energy, and climate change mitigation. These partnerships generate significant impact and help us meet our core goals while creating new economic opportunities for communities and countries around the world.
We are currently seeking partners who share our mission and values and want to accelerate development and humanitarian progress. We invite companies, investors, and organizations to apply for our new EDGE Fund.
This $50 million fund will support USAID and partners to drive high-impact public-private partnerships that leverage the core capabilities, supply chains, and operations of the private sector to address the world’s most pressing challenges and priorities. These investments will be focused on transformational, scalable, and sustainable outcomes to deliver development, humanitarian, and commercial gains.
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