Support Which Implements Fast Transactions (SWIFT IV)

Under the Support Which Implements Fast Transition III (SWIFT III) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC),our wholy owned subsidiary, Casals & Associates works with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partner’s advance peace and democracy in priority countries in crisis.

This is an IQC contract from USAID/OTI. It is a successor to the SWIFT III contract that we currently hold through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Casals and Associates. A successful bid would have a potential return for DI of $250M in revenues over 5 years. The purpose of the contract is to support US foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in transition.

The SWIFT IV program has two sub-IQCs (indefinite quantity contracts) that will share the overall ceiling value of $2,500 million. The sub-IQCs are divided geographically:

  • Sub-IQC A – Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa
  • Sub-IQC B – Middle East, Asia, and Europe and Eurasia

Contract Number: AID-OAA-I-14-00019
End Date: 09/2019
Awarding Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
Authorized Users: U.S. Agency for International Development
Contract Ceiling: $2.5B
Contract Types: Cost Plus Fixed
NAICS Code: 541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

Contract Scope: A requirement exists to be responsible for all of the programmatic, management, and administrative aspects of the country-specific transition program under the strategic direction of the OTI Country Representative (generally a field-based U.S. Personal Services Contractor, PSC).
Programmatic responsibilities include:

  • conducting continuous political analysis in cooperation with OTI personnel
  • finding and working with traditional and non-traditional local partners
  • implementing activities
  • monitoring the implementation and evaluating the impact of activities
  • reporting on progress against program objectives. Activities are anticipated to primarily be small grants under contract (GUC), the majority of which will be issued in-kind.

Logistical, procurement, personnel, management and financial responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • mobilizing rapidly
  • hiring and training staff
  • setting up offices
  • establishing logistics systems to support in-kind procurement
  • establishing and maintaining security and emergency systems
  • purchasing office equipment and vehicles
  • establishing communications and information systems
  • developing and maintaining procurement and financial systems
  • providing varying amounts of funds on short notice (which has historically been up to $1.8 million for operations and activities) in countries where there are no or limited banking institutions

For more information please contact:

Denise DeFilippo
Director, IDIQ Marketing & Capture
Office: 703-462-7141

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