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Clients & Mechanisms

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DI works with diverse clients to solve democratic and other international development challenges around the world. We hold numerous contract and cooperative agreement mechanisms that USAID and other funders can use to access our diverse services.

Clients & Mechanisms

Democracy International has regularly worked with the U.S. Department of State to help achieve its mission to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere, a mission it shares with USAID. Democracy International has worked for the U.S. Department of State in a variety of countries and regions central to America’s security and foreign policy.

    Since 2013, Democracy International has served as a pre-qualified, short listed partner of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) committed to implementing innovative and agile programming to assist CSO with its various worldwide missions. DI has worked closely with CSO, including in Bangladesh to promote messages of peacebuilding and combat violence.
    Democracy International serves as a pre-qualified partner of the Bureau of Near East Affairs Middle East Partnership (MEPI) to provide targeted support for democracy and development programs across the Middle East and North Africa.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) works to safeguard the United Kingdom’s security, defend its values, reduce poverty, and tackle global challenges with international partners. Democracy International has partnered with FCDO since 2011 in countries facing critical democratic development challenges, such as Bangladesh.

The European Union combines different types of support to countries in need. It provides funding in the form of grants to support projects and organizations furthering its development objectives. Under the auspices of the European Commission, the EuropeAid Cooperation Office has in place framework contracts to facilitate the implementation of the external aid. Democracy International has worked to support key European Commission partners under Framework Contracts since 2013.

Democracy International is proud to support the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Democracy International has been a partner of the Agency since 2003, completing more than 100 projects, from small program assessments to large-scale implementation projects. DI serves as a prime holder of numerous contracting mechanisms with USAID through which USAID/Washington and USAID Missions can access DI’s services.

    USAID’s Active Communities, Effective States (ACES) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, awarded to a Joint Venture formed by DI and Abt Associates, will provide technical assistance and advisory services, training, and direct program implementation to support host countries in five technical areas, which are (1) good governance and anticorruption, (2) legislative strengthening, (3) decentralization and local governance, (4) rule of law and security sector reform, and (5) strengthening of oversight mechanisms. To provide USAID with a broad spectrum of expertise to respond to these challenges and opportunities, Abt Associates and DI have teamed up to form the Abt-DI ACES Partnership (ADAP) Joint Venture—a purpose-built partner for USAID that will deliver industry-leading governance technical services under the ACES IDIQ. Abt and DI’s shared commitment to evidence-based, politically attuned, and adaptive programming grounds ADAP’s approach to building active communities and effective states.
    Democracy International is a subcontractor to DevTech Systems, Inc. on the Analytical Services IV Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which runs from 2019 to 2024. The purpose of this IDIQ is to provide the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DCHA/DRG) with the experts, resources, and analytical tools to respond to requests for democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) Assessments, DRG sub-sectoral, and related assessments or analysis; technical assistance to support DRG strategic planning, program design, and results management; research, special studies, and surveys; training and networking support; and rapid response transitional environment support. Analytical services under this IDIQ improve USAID’s ability to promote resilient, democratic societies, and support U.S foreign policy objectives. DI supports DevTech with its technical expertise in DRG and related sectors as well as its analytical expertise conducting assessments, evaluations, performance monitoring activities, program designs, political economy analyses, survey research, and related services.
    Democracy International is a holder of the cross-sectoral monitoring and evaluation Indefinite Delivery, Indefinte Quantity contract for the U.S. Agency for International Development, under which DI and others are supporting USAID/Washington and USAID Missions around the world to learn about their experiences and adapt programs to meet shared objectives through performance monitoring and program evaluation. This five-year, combined $455 million ceiling contract is designed to assist USAID in planning and conducting evaluations, building capacity for and carrying out performance monitoring, and synthesizing monitoring and evaluation lessons.
    Democracy International is a holder of the Programming for Prevention and Peacebuilding (P4P2) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which aims to improve development outcomes in fragile, conflict, or violence- affected regions and countries through innovative, adaptive, and effective country-specific or regionak interventions, including cross-border efforts focused on peacebuilding and prevention. Under this five-year, $800 million mechanism, USAID can leverage DI’s expertise to implement prgrams that assist with (1) preventing the outbreak, escalation, or recurrence of conflict and violence; (2) promoting peaceful, resilient societies; (3) adapting USAID’s traditional development work to account for its effects on conflicts; and (4) expanding USAID’s peacebuilding and stabilization capabilities. The DI Team’s evidence-based, conflict-sensitive, and adaptive approach offers support using rapid conflict and fragility assessments to gain a comprehensive understanding of the conflict, violence, and fragility dynamics as well as aid in the design and implementation of programming to mitigate conflicts and begin the peacebuilding process.
    Democracy International is a holder of the Compliance and Capacity Support for Diverse Partnerships (CCSDP) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which aims to expand localization efforts by broadening engagement to new partners, and support local partners, and governments to have the capabilities and resources to serve as prime partners for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming. Under this five-year, $250 million-ceiling mechanism, USAID can leverage DI’s adaptable, evidence-based approaches and unique MEL expertise to support USAID Mission staff worldwide to improve local partnerships through third party monitoring, risk mitigation, and capacity strengthening for local actors.
    Democracy International is a holder of the Central America Regional Support Services (CARSS) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. This seven-year, multi-award mechanism with an $800 million shared ceiling aims to provide USAID Regional and Bilateral Missions within Central and Latin America with a flexible, streamlined, and integrated way to address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States, particularly those related to economic opportunity, governance and transparency, climate change, crime, and insecurity. Under this mechanism, USAID can leverage DI’s evidence-based, context-specific, and behaviorally informed approaches to 1) address economic insecurity and foster opportunities for economic growth; 2) strengthen democratic governance, reduce gender-based violence, promote respect for human rights and a free press, and address migration dynamics; 3) improve resilience to climate, food security, and health threats; and 4) strengthen the capacity of local partners and provide technical and management expertise to USAID Missions.

Democracy International is a holder of the GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS). To procure services through PSS, many agencies use eBuy. DI’s Key Ordering Information is below.

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Contract Number: 47QRAA18D00B6 FSC Group: 00CORP Categories/SIN: 874-1 (Integrated Consulting Services) and 874-7 (Integrated Business Program Support Services) For a price list, visit GSA’s e-library.

    As a contract holder with the GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS), Democracy International provides a range of business consulting solutions for federal agencies, including management and strategy consulting, research, evaluations, analyses, surveys (including survey planning, design, and administration, data validation and analysis, and reporting and stakeholder briefing), program and project management, and operational and administrative business support services. PSS allows any federal agency to procure goods and services through a streamlined and simplified acquisition process, and offers multiple benefits to federal buyers, including access to pre-vetted contractors, standardized labor categories, and the ability to target requests for quotes to a limited service list.

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