Crown Agents USA (CA-USA) has a number of contracting vehicles that allow U.S. government agencies to access our services through a quick, simplified procurement process. Under Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs), we participate in a variety of consortia to meet needs identified by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in specific sectors. For the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) we are also available through the Capacity Building Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
Public Financial Management (PFM) IDIQ, 2012-2017
The PFM IDIQ will support public sector reform in developing countries by providing technical assistance in fiscal policy, public finance, monetary policy, and trade and exchange rate policy. These technical services will enable developing countries to better understand and help overcome economic policy and institutional constraints to economic growth. The PFM IDIQ has a ceiling of $700 million and will provide services worldwide, including USAID's Critical Priority Countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Sudan). CA-USA is one of nine large and small businesses awarded a contract. The CA-USA Team includes Alter Modus International (AMI) Corp., AZMJ, CARANA Corporation, Millennium Partners, Social Impact, Synergy International Systems, and the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan. The Team is further strengthened by several resource partners, including ACDI/VOCA, The Centre for Emerging Market Enterprises at Tufts University, Evensen Dodge International, International Securities Consultancy, John Mellor Associates, the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa, and ELAN International.
Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project, 2005-2013
Funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID, SCMS is managed by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, a non-profit entity, comprised of 13 private sector, non-governmental and faith-based organizations. The role of Crown Agents USA is to: (1) serve as the procurement services agent for all non-pharmaceutical commodities; (2) manage and lead technical assistance efforts in two SCMS field offices (Botswana and Rwanda); and provide short-term and long-term management support and technical assistance to PEPFAR countries.
USAID|DELIVER II PROJECT, 2006-2014
Under a subcontract to John Snow, Inc. (JSI), CA-USA provides procurement, supply chain, and logistics expertise for this project. The USAID|DELIVER PROJECT aims to improve essential health commodity supply chains by strengthening logistics management information systems, streamlining distribution systems, identifying financial resources for procurement and supply chain operations, and enhancing forecasting and the procurement planning process. Health sector programmatic areas include malaria, avian influenza, and reproductive health.
SEGIR Global, Business, Trade and Investment II (GBTI) II IQC, 2007-2012
As part of the Carana Consortium, CA-USA provides support to all major areas of business, trade, and investment development and reform - particularly on devising and implementing robust strategies to promote real economic growth, reduce poverty, graduate transitional countries from aid to trade, promote open competitive markets, develop the private sector, and mobilize private financing sources. Over the five year implementation period of GBTI II, USAID has projected that up to $3 billion of contracts could be issued.
Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) IQC, 2010-2015
The SFSA IQC, which has a $500 million ceiling, represents a significant new vehicle for USAID funding for food security and agricultural development programs in countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), as well as Tanzania. CA-USA brings experience working with African governments in customs reform, revenue modernization and automation; cross-border trade; and logistics support, including warehousing, supply chain management, and distribution. As a subcontractor to ACDI/VOCA, our emphasis is on international trade, procurement, finance, and institutional development.
Evaluation Services IQC, 2009-2012
CA-USA is a member of the AMEX International, Inc. (small business) consortium. The purpose of this three year IQC (with an overall ceiling of $125 million) is to provide USAID with technical and advisory services for evaluation activities worldwide, at the mission (operating unit), bureau and agency-wide levels.
Macroeconomic Foundations for Growth IQC, 2011-2016
This five year, $50 million IQC aims to facilitate USAID/Central Asia's continued engagement in macroeconomic reform, improving the business environment and public sector capacity, and facilitating trade through a structured procurement process. As a member of the consortium led by The Pragma Corporation, CA-USA provides public financial management and custom reform services, including fiscal governance-related policy and institutional reform areas, such as tax policy/administration, expenditure planning/administration, intergovernmental finance reform, government debt management, customs regulatory/administrative reform, public finance-related institutional capacity building, central/commercial bank foreign reserve management, and investment portfolio management.
AIDS Support and Technical Resources (AIDSTAR) Sector II IQC, 2007-2012
As a partner of the Abt Associates Consortium, CA-USA offers technical assistance and procurement support services to strengthen local capacity for delivering high quality HIV/AIDS services. The AIDSTAR Sector II IQC, which is part of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) spans five years and has a shared ceiling of $200 million that will be competitively awarded through individual task orders.
MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION
Capacity Building Assessment, Training and Related Support Services IDIQ, 2009-2012
CA-USA is a major subcontractor to Management Systems International, Inc. (MSI). The objectives of the program will work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the governments receiving grants from the MCC. Crown Agents will conduct training assessment, design, curriculum planning, professional certification, and capacity building programs. Our primary lead responsibility is in the following areas: financial management, accounting, auditing, budgeting, and procurement.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Technical Support & Administration/Management Services IQC
As a member of the Westat consortium, CA-USA is responsible for the procurement and shipment of vehicles, office equipment and supplies, laboratory equipment and supplies, biological agents (for specimen testing), and other equipment and commodities to be procured internationally. In addition, CA-USA 's role includes contracting for and oversight of construction and renovation of research program facilities.