U.S. aid agency seeks engineers for overseas work

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks firms capable of providing architectural and engineering services in developing countries, including design and construction supervision involving dams and other infrastructure. Responses are due Aug. 25.

Companies must be able to provide design and construction supervision services in water resources, environmental and sanitary engineering, civil and industrial engineering, value engineering, industrial and chemical engineering, and power and telecommunications. Firms must be able to work in disaster- and conflict-type situations outside North America, and possess extensive experience in such areas.

In the water resources area, firms must be able to provide planning, designing, and training services for drainage basins and irrigation systems, dams, and storage reservoirs. Firms also must be able to provide services for water resource management, watershed management systems, coastline erosion and flood control, and groundwater resources.

In the power and telecommunications area, USAID also expects firms to provide design and construction management of power generation from hydropower and various other sources.

USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering issued the �sources sought notice,� requesting statements detailing capability to do the work, rather than conventional proposals. Responses must include a two-page capability statement including relevant work experience, one page of corporate qualifications, and a statement identifying whether the company is a �small business, 8(a) firm, small disadvantaged business, women-owned business, or HUBZone firm� under U.S. law.

Responses are due by noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Aug. 25 by e-mail only to Monique Bryant at mbryant@usaid.gov. The subject line should reference �Sources Sought Notice Small Businesses.� For information on the notice (EGATAE2006), contact Joseph Schmidt, contracting officer, (1) 202-712-0619; Fax:(1) 202-216-3132; E-mail: jschmidt@usaid.gov.

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