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Casals & Associates to Provide Rule of Law Technical Assistance Services to USAID

Casals & Associates, a DynCorp International company, today announced that it has been awarded a position on a multiple award, indefinite quantity contract (IQC) to provide the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) international rule of law technical assistance services.

“It is a privilege to be included in the consortium of organizations that holds this premier USAID contract,” said George Krivo, senior vice president, DynLogistics. “This adds to DI’s full spectrum of rule of law programs, protecting and promoting human rights worldwide.”

Through individually-competed task orders, awardees will support USAID efforts in responding to rule of law challenges and developing human rights cultures. Activities may include reforming legal frameworks and strengthening actors and institutions within and beyond the justice sector  including: the ministry of justice, judiciary, prosecutors, legal defense, investigators, civilian police, independent governmental institutions, professional associations, schools and universities, traditional authorities, legislative bodies, civil society, private sector  associations, and citizens.

The competitively-awarded, multiple award IQC has a five year period of performance with a total shared ceiling contract value of $500 million.

About Casals & Associates

For more than 25 years, Casals & Associates (Casals) has been a recognized leader in good governance programming with a focus on developing and implementing innovative approaches to both rule of law and anticorruption efforts worldwide, with a particular focus on USAID programming in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Casals provides quick action in fragile, conflict and post-conflict settings to help shore up forces for peace and democracy until political transitions are solidly entrenched. Casals fosters peace negotiations, reconciliation, citizen security, open elections, anticorruption programs and good governance.  They also assist in strengthening legal, policy and regulatory frameworks to bring legitimacy, equity and fairness into government.  Casals works with civil society to shape public policy, keep governments accountable, defend human rights, and mobilize citizens to participate in democratic politics in a constructive and effective manner. Casals is known for our creative solutions, commitment to integrity, success in difficult overseas settings, and respect for cultural and geographic differences.

In 2010, Casals became a DynCorp International (DI) company.  Together, Casals and DI provide initial rapid response capabilities in emergencies, world-class post-conflict and transition programs, and sustainable solutions for long-term development, with an emphasis on building local capacity. Casals’ headquarters are in Falls Church, Va., with satellite offices in Mexico, El Salvador and East Timor.

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