USAID Contract and Compliance Consultant – GDI

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Location Remote
Posted 1/13/2021
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The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is currently seeking proposals from qualified individuals with extensive experience in applying for and managing contracts from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Selected individual(s) will assist GDI’s Strategy and Build (S&B) team on an ad-hoc basis in reviewing USAID RFPs, identifying major compliance elements, and developing potential strategies and solutions to address these requirements. Consultant(s) may also assist in proposal preparation and/or review.

Organization Overview

The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is a 501c3 tax exempt organization that has been operating for approximately seven years. GDI is an incubator for transformational development ventures, working to build and scale the next generation of social impact solutions. From climate to agriculture, health to economic inclusion, we build across sectors to drive game-changing impact at scale. Whether the concepts originate from sector experts, or are developed and tested ourselves, we create new approaches to address persistent global issues.

GDI has a $17M/year budget (unconsolidated) and works with private foundations, foreign governments, and U.S. government donors. GDI and its initiatives have experience working through cooperative agreements and are well-versed in the Uniform Guidance (2CFR200). GDI is interested in pursuing USAID contracts and seeks experts with successful track records both winning and managing U.S. government contracts.

Consultancy Scope

GDI requests proposals to provide the following services:

  • Review USAID RFPs to identify and summarize compliance elements with the S&B Director;
  • Coach GDI staff in understanding USAID compliance requirements;
  • Assist GDI staff to develop appropriate strategies/solutions to address;
  • Assess likelihood of success in pursuing USAID contracts (as either a prime or a sub);
  • Review potential subcontracts and identify areas of specific concern and provide recommendations that should be negotiated prior to signature
  • Evaluate compliance activities/processes to identify errors and/or propose improvements (applicable only if/when GDI begins implementation under a USAID contract or subcontract); and
  • Availability to answer questions upon request

Required Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years’ experience managing USG contracts from either a programmatic or operations perspective
  • Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) supplement
  • Proven success in winning USAID contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing USAID-sponsored subcontracts (either as the prime or with the subcontracting agency)
  • Experience negotiating USAID contract/subcontract terms

Proposal Specifications

Proposal narrative (no longer than 3 pages) that includes the following information:

  • Why you are interested in the consultancy
  • Experience managing USAID contracts with particular emphasis on ensuring compliance with federal regulations
  • Experience applying for and securing USAID contracts on behalf of your firm/organization
  • Ability to communicate technical compliance requirements to a non-technical audience
  • In your opinion, the two most important compliance challenges for small/inexperienced organizations in implementing their first USAID contract/subcontract
  • Hourly consultant rate
  • Any additional information, not specifically requested, that you consider essential to your proposal
  • Detailed CV including relevant experience in current/previous positions

Evaluation Criteria:

GDI will consider technical, cost and other factors in its review and will select the offeror that provides the best overall value. Specific criteria against which GDI will evaluate proposals includes:

  • Technical understanding and approach – the extent to which the offeror demonstrates an understanding of the scope
  • Past performance – years and depth of experience providing similar support to international nonprofits
  • Cost/Price – reasonability of hourly rates and total proposed budget

Proposal Deadline

The deadline for receipt of your proposal submission is February 15, 2021. Documents should be emailed as one PDF to Steve Bergen, Senior Operations and Special Projects Manager at with the subject “USAID Contract and Compliance Consultant”.

All proposal submissions will be considered on a rolling basis and GDI may reach out to you for a brief follow-up call.

Other Proposal Instructions:

Consideration may be given to such matters as contractor integrity, record of past performance, and financial and technical resources. Upon request, bidders must be willing to provide information concerning these matters.

For any additional questions or clarifications, please contact Steve Bergen.

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