Tetra Tech wins $70-million analytical services contract from USAID

31 July 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Consultancy Tetra Tech and its small business partners have won a $70-million, multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for analytical support services for USAID headquarters and missions around the globe.

Tetra Tech – which delivers consulting and engineering services in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development – will take on the five-year Analytical Services IV contract, having previously held the predecessor I, II, and III contracts over the past 15 years. As part of the previous analytical services contracts, Tetra Tech completed more than 200 task orders across countries including Bangladesh, Tanzania, Haiti, and Ukraine.

Under USAID’s Analytical Services IV contract, Tetra Tech will create tools, conduct analysis, and do strategic assessments to address democracy, human rights, and governance challenges.

As one of the largest official aid agencies in the world, the US Agency for International Development has a 2019 budget of $39.3 billion. USAID’s civilian foreign aid and development assistance addresses areas including food security, global health, education, water and sanitation, and democracy, human rights, and governance.

Tetra Tech wins $70-million analytical services contract from USAID

According to USAID, the latter category is critical to sustainable development, since ineffective government institutions and weak rule of law result in a 30-40% higher risk of civil war and higher risk of extreme criminal violence than in other developing countries.

“Tetra Tech is pleased to continue providing support for USAID’s vital work promoting democracy around the world,” Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chairman and CEO, said. “As a premier, high-end consulting, engineering, data analytics, and program management firm, we are Leading with Science to enhance USAID’s ability to promote resilient, democratic societies.”

Tetra Tech, which recently acquired UK engineering consultancy WYG, has 20,000 employees across more than 450 global offices.

The company last year was awarded an $85 million contract from USAID to support enhanced energy security in Ukraine. Under the five-year contract, Tetra Tech is tasked with providing technical support for private sector energy investments, increased renewables, and more reliable and affordable energy.

In December 2015, hackers in Russia downed 30 substations in the Ivano-Frankivsk province, leaving 230,000 people without electricity in the dead of winter. In the context of Ukraine’s ongoing geopolitical tension with Russia, energy security and stability remains a critical area in the Eastern European nation’s quest to distance itself from Moscow’s influence.