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1 Doing Business with the U.S. Agency for International Development Mauricio P. Vera Director Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

2 2 USAIDs Mission The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. We provide assistance in five regions of the world: AsiaLatin America and the Caribbean Middle EastEurope and Eurasia Sub-Saharian Africa

3 3 How USAID Does Its Work With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAIDs strength is its field offices around the world. We work in close partnership with colleges and universities, private voluntary organizations, indigenous organizations, American businesses, international agencies, other governments, and other U.S. government agencies.

4 Agency Profile Agency Budget: Approx. $21 Billion in FY 2012 Contracts Budget: Approx. $ 5–6 Billion per year, of which $1.5B is awarded in the U.S. 7,900 employees includes 1,580 FS; 1,220 CS; 4,230 FSN; 860 non-direct hire USAID operates in 85 countries overseas, primarily on a decentralized basis

5 Critical Areas Addressed Humanitarian Assistance Education Global Health Economic Growth and Trade Agriculture Environment Democracy and Governance

6 What USAID Buys Technical Research & Assistance Training Information Technology Administrative Support Food Aid & Commodity Purchases Engineering Support & Construction Auditing & Financial Management

7 TOP USAID Vendors For FY 2012 Chemonics Partnership for Supply Chain Management John Snow, Inc. The Louis Berger Group Family Health International Relief International Relief & Development

8 TOP NAICS CODES FOR SMALL BUSINESS – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services – Administration of HR Programs – All other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

9 9 USAID OSDBU Activities Advocate for the Use of SBs as Prime or Subcontractors Conduct SB Outreach Activities Review/Approve Domestic Acquisitions Over $25K and Identify Qualified SBs Assist SBs w/ USAID Procurement Process Manage the Mentor/Protégé Program Track Subcontracting Compliance

10 Current Initiatives to Assist SBs USAID Forward – Operational Reforms -Procurement Reform/Local Solutions Initiative -- OSDBU Director Chairs Objective 3 – Increasing Competition & Expanding our Partner Base -Respond to Congressional Interest to Decrease USAID Reliance on Large IDIQs to Implement our Programs Overseas -Established the Board for Acquisition & Assistance Reform Internal Bureau Level SB Goals Set this Year for Domestic Awards Mandatory SB Training for COs, CS, and CORs - One day training began March 2012, 250+ trained so far in DC staff trained at ten missions in Latin America, Africa, Asia 10

11 11 Senior Level Commitment OSDBU Director is a key member of the senior staff; reports directly to the Deputy Administrator, and meets with senior leadership at least 3 times per week Detailed SB Briefing to senior leadership twice a year Internal SB goals set this year for the first time (successful Crush the Goals campaign last year) SB accomplishments are now in SES performance plans OSDBU Director meets one on one with the Senior Procurement Executive every other week

12 Small Business Goals vs. Accomplishments FY 2011 GoalAchieved Small Business 11%13.75% Disadvantaged 5%7.67% Women-owned 5%4.67% Service Disabled Vet-Owned 3%2.65% HUBZone 3%0.58% FY 2012 GoalAchieved Small Business 11%12.2% Disadvantaged 5%7.1% Women-owned 5%4.34% Service Disabled Vet-Owned 3%1.36% HUBZone 3%0.69% USAID exceeded its goals in two key categories (SB and SDB) and increased dollar obligations in almost all categories from FY 2011 to FY 2012

13 13 Recent SB Successes Evaluations IQC - $125M ceiling, total SB set aside EG4PR IQC – Econ Growth for Poverty Reduction: $2B award, 5 SBs & 5 LBs, $3M threshold Liberia Mission - $45M Governance award to WOSB Colombia Mission - $12M Technical Support Services award to 8(a) Global Health Support Initiative II - $80M award over 3 yrs to SDB and SDVOSB Global Health Bureau awarding a $95M 8(a) contract

14 Doing Business with USAID USAID Complies with the Federal Acquisition Regulations Opportunities Listed in the Business Forecast on USAID Website ( and on FedBizOpps Most Mission Contracts Awarded as Task Orders off of Existing IQCs (Base Contracts Awarded in Washington) Contact Prime Contractors for Potential Teaming Opportunities (IQC List on USAID Website Participate in USAID Small Business Outreach Events

15 Where to Find USAID Opportunities Agency Website: - Business Forecast - Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC) list - Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ) - Country Mission Sites USAID OSDBU website: FedBizOpps:

16 16 SB Outreach Activities Annual USAID SB Conference held in May in Washington, DC - Keynote Speakers (USAID Administrator, Congressional Member) - Awards Recognition Program (Internal and External) - Lunch with the Leaders - Business Matchmaking Monthly SB Vendor Outreach Sessions in DC Participation in External Local and National SB Outreach Activities

17 USAID OSDBU Staff Senior Small Business Specialists: –David Canada: Mentor-Protégé & Subcontracting PM –Teneshia Alston: Small Business Team Leader

18 USAID OSDBU Staff Small Business Specialists: –Kevin Davis: EGAT, ME, Asia, OAPA –Daisy Matthews: DCHA, Global Health, E&E, –Paul Burford: Africa, LAC, M Bureau (CIO), HR

19 19 For Further Information Mauricio Vera, OSDBU Director Kimberly Ball, OSDBU Deputy Director (202) OSDBU Website:

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