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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 Department for International Development (DFID) leads the United Kingdom’s work to end extreme poverty by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies strike. Democracy International has partnered with DFID 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 serves as a team member in a consortium managed by ARS Progetti for the period of 2013 to 2017 under the Governance and Home Affairs Framework Contract Lot 7. The European Commission uses this lot to request services in the areas of Governance (promotion and protection of human rights; support to democratization; reinforcement of the rule of law and administration of justice; public administration reform and civil service reform; decentralization and local development; and enhancement of civil society) and Home Affairs (prevention of drug trafficking and organized crime; border-crossing management and security; and counterterrorism).

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.
    In 2013 the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Democracy International a five-year Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) to implement programs around the world that respond to rule of law challenges and develop a culture of respect for human rights. The overall contract ceiling for the Rule of Law (ROL) IQC is $500 million with a period of performance that runs through February 2021. As a holder of the Rule of Law IQC, DI provides long- and short-term technical assistance and capacity building in support of critical rule of law priorities, including order and security, legal institutions, checks and balances, fairness and human rights, and the effective application of the law.
    In 2013 the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Democracy International a five-year Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) to conduct conflict analysis, including conflict and vulnerability assessments and program evaluations. As the exclusive provider of analytical services under this IQC, DI will provide rigorous and innovative conflict analysis to inform strategic planning and programming for USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. The combined contract ceiling for the PEACE IQC is $7 million with an ordering period that runs through September 2020. USAID established the PEACE mechanism to provide technical assistance, advisory services, training, and program implementation to support conflict prevention, management, mitigation, and recovery throughout the world.
    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 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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