USAID has selected ECODIT as one of six firms recently awarded the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI), a framework contract with a combined ceiling of $1 billion over five years. MRAG Americas joined the ECODIT team to provide capability for activities regarding fishery science and management. WADI serves as the central contracting mechanism in support of the Agency’s Water and Development Strategy, providing USAID offices and missions with access to a wide range of services to support sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for improved health, and to advance water resource management for enhanced food security.
WADI encompasses several cross-cutting services that can be applied to a combination of technical interventions related to water and sanitation under the following broad categories: water resources management; WASH; agriculture and food security; coastal management; environment; economic growth and energy; democracy and governance; innovation, research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E); knowledge management (KM), cooperation and coordination; and engineering services and commodity / equipment procurement and installation. Task Orders (TOs) predominantly in the M&E and KM service areas are reserved for small business IDIQ holders like ECODIT, while any TOs less than $3 million will be first competed among the small businesses. USAID may also directly place TOs with a small business to provide the services set aside for small businesses, or if other fair opportunity exceptions apply.