Accessing ACDI/VOCA’s Expertise through GSA’s Professional Services Schedule

 

As a contract holder with GSA’s Professional Services Schedule, ACDI/VOCA provides a range of business consulting solutions for federal agencies, including:

  • Value chain / market system analysis
  • Targeted technical assistance
  • Literature reviews and landscape analysis
  • Tool development and multi-media training
  • Strategy development and evaluations
  • Team management for research and learning initiatives

PSS allows any federal agency to procure goods and services through a streamlined and simplified acquisition process. An IDIQ multiple award schedule, PSS offers many benefits to federal buyers, including:

  • access to pre-vetted contractors
  • standardized labor categories that minimize the burden of cost analysis
  • the ability to target requests for quotes to a limited source list

To procure, many agencies use eBuy–a simple, online procurement tool–although traditional procurement systems are also utilized. More about eBuy.

ACDI/VOCA Key Ordering Information

ACDI/VOCA’s Contract number:  GS-10F-189AA

PSS Source Code: 00CORP

Categories / SIN: 874 1 (Integrated Consulting Services) and 874 4 (Training Services)

For a price list, visit GSA’s e-library.

For more information, contact Anna Garloch (PSS Technical Manager) or Deborah Hanley (PSS Contractual Manager).

 

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Spotlight on PSS Task Order Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO):

LEO served as USAID’s primary vehicle for learning in market systems approaches, via a three-year PSS task order funded through USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, E3’s Office of Trade and Regulatory Compliance, and direct buy-ins from missions.

LEO undertook field work in 26 countries, developed 72 publications (e.g. toolkits, frameworks, literature reviews, multi-country trend analyses), produced 32 case studies and learning events, and conducted 15 assignments for USAID missions. A full catalogue of work is available and included:

  • an analysis of rice, horticulture, and aquaculture with an emphasis on political economy for USAID/Cambodia
  • a climate change-sensitive study of 10 agricultural crops to inform value chain selection in three provinces for USAID/DRC
  • an assessment of women’s economic empowerment data collection and analysis methods at USAID/Bangladesh and USAID/Tanzania and developed complementary job aides
  • an investment plan to support the government’s efforts to launch an abattoir system with PPPs for USAID/Guinea
  • oversaw mixed methods research into sustainable poverty escapes in three Feed the Future countries for USAID’s Center for Resilience
  • conducted training on the value chain facilitation approach for mission and implementers for USAID/Afghanistan
  • an assessment of the SME sector, targeting agribusinesses and finance, for USAID/Malawi

 

ACDI/VOCA GSA Contract Holder