Assistance to Basic Education Learn to Read Now (ABE LEARN), 2014-2017
In partnership with RTI, The Kaizen Company will provide technical expertise and implementation support for USAID’s Assistance to Basic Education Learn to Read Now (ABE LEARN). The purpose of this IDIQ is to support Goal One of USAID’s Education Strategy 2011-2015: Improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades by 2015. ABE LEARN seeks to improve student reading in the primary grades, particularly grades 1-3, by improving reading instruction, improving delivery systems for reading instruction, and assisting to achieve greater engagement, accountability, and transparency by national leaders, service providers, and stakeholders. Additional tasks may include improving instructional approaches within host country education systems and other delivery mechanisms, training and supporting teachers, and providing monitoring & evaluation and applied research assistance. Kaizen contributes expertise in institutional capacity building and in implementing communities of practice to the RTI ABE LEARN team’s efforts to enhance education outcomes.
Worldwide Energy Sector Services IDIQ, US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), 2014-2019
The Kaizen Company is the prime contractor for the worldwide USTDA Energy Sector Services IDIQ. The purpose of this IDIQ is to enable the USTDA to respond quickly to US business interests and foreign project sponsor needs in the energy sector, which is of particular importance in the face of time-sensitive or sector specific challenges. This IDIQ will provide USTDA with a mechanism to deliver project planning assistance to fulfill its mission. Kaizen leads a consortium of highly qualified energy sector firms including MWH Americas Inc, DNV KEMA Energy & sustainability, The Kuljian Corporation, Locke Lord LLP, Merrick & Company, and MRI Global.
Together, our consortium offers a wide and deep range of technical expertise and knowledge in all energy sub-sectors required under this IDIQ including: Power Generation, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Transmission and Distribution, and Fossil Resource Development, among others, and are highly experienced in implementing the anticipated activities to be requested under this IDIQ, which include: Feasibility Studies, Technical Assistance, Project Advisory and Preparation Activities, Sector Planning Missions, and Definitional Missions.
Human and Institutional Capacity Development for non-Critical Priority Countries (HICDpro for non-CPCs), USAID, 2013 – 2018
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is the prime contractor for the USAID Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract for non-critical priority countries. Kaizen leads a consortium of international development firms including Management Systems International, Creative Associates, Fintrac, IESC, Panagora, and International Institute of Education to provide coverage in a wide array of technical sectors ranging from health to education to agriculture.
HICD is a USAID model of structure and integrated processes designed to identify root causes of performance gaps in host country partner institutions, and addresses those gaps through a wide array of performance solutions in the context of all human performance factors, and enable cyclical processes of performance improvement through the establishment of performance monitoring and management systems. Through this IDIQ, Kaizen and its consortium will:
- Build local HICD capability, which will institutionalize HICD know-how within host organizations, local subcontractors, or local capacity development providers through the development of Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) – designated and/or Human Performance Improvement (HPI)-certified expertise.
- Provide USAID-funded HICD services such as ongoing expert consultation to the Mission’s overall HICD efforts, establish criteria to identify host country partner organizations that may benefit from HICD, develop MOUs between USAID and partner organizations, coordinate and support stakeholder groups in implementation of HICD activities, provide technical assistance to foster enabling environment at national, local, and community levels, conduct performance assessments and analyze performance information to identify gaps, and develop performance solution packages, and assist partner organizations with institutionalizing performance monitoring and management systems.
- Provide local organization-funded HICD services in order to build their capacity for managing USAID procurement mechanisms
- Centrally manage IDIQ contract including cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments.
The Kaizen consortium has at least 15 CPT certified individuals on staff; eight others have CPT applications in progress; with hundreds of CPT-certified consultants within our databases.
Please see the listing for HICD Specialists on our Opportunities page to be added to our database of HICD specialists.
Human and Institutional Capacity Development for Critical Priority Countries (HICDpro for CPCs), USAID, 2013 – 2018
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen), as a subcontractor to Chemonics International, is supporting the USAID Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract for critical priority countries.
See description above.
General, Business, Trade and Investment IQC (GBTI II), USAID, 2006 – 2013
As a subcontractor to Chemonics International, The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) provides technical expertise in support of the IQC’s objective of promoting economic growth in countries that are transitioning from aid to trade, and advancing their economies toward open, competitive markets. The Kaizen Company anticipates using our institutional transformation approaches and techniques to spark locally driven approaches to strengthening public and private sector institutions critical to a country’s economic growth prospects.
Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), GSA, 2012 – Present
As of 2012, the Kaizen Company became a MOBIS contract holder. MOBIS is a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule available as a contracting mechanism for all federal agencies of the United States Government to enable streamlined procurement from pre-qualified contractors, like Kaizen. Under MOBIS Government purchasers can place task orders with Kaizen at pre-negotiated labor prices, with no need to review and justification requirements, allowing Kaizen to offer its services to other federal agencies through a streamlined process.
Building Recovery and Reform through Democratic Governance (BRDG) IQC, USAID, 2005 – 2013
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is a subcontractor to Chemonics International on BRDG, which supports USAID missions to strengthen state legitimacy, promote public management, and improve strategic planning and policy reforms. Kaizen brings our institutional strengthening and sustainability core competencies to the Chemonics consortium. We anticipate assisting governments and their citizens in achieving legitimacy, accountability, transparency, and responsiveness, and in ensuring that successes are sustained locally beyond the completion of individual projects.
Clean Energy Indefinite Delivery IQC for non-Critical Priority Countries, USAID, 2011-2016
Under the five-year contract, Kaizen, as sub-contractor for AECOM, may provide technical energy services such as developing activities and strategy designs; creating enabling environments for clean energy development and energy-sector reform; incorporating climate change into USAID mission programs; increasing human resource capacity relating to energy services; fostering private-sector participation and investment; facilitating innovative financing approaches; assessing the environmental implications of energy services; and improving disaster preparations, responses and recovery in the energy sector. The contract covers “non-critical priority countries” as designated by USAID.
Central Asian Republic (CAR) Microeconomic Foundation for Growth IQC, USAID, 2011-2016
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen), as a subcontractor to Deloitte Consulting is facilitating USAID/Central Asia’s continued engagement in microeconomic reform, strengthening businesses, infrastructure, and trade facilitation through a structured procurement process. Kaizen is prepared to implement activities that promote economic growth, reduce poverty, graduate transitional countries from aid to trade, promote open competitive markets, develop the private sector, and mobilize private financing sources to supplement and eventually replace development assistance. These activities should seek to enhance regional economic integration where it is mutually beneficial to Central Asian nations. IQC contractors will provide a full range of services to USAID/Central Asia in microeconomic reform, business improvement, and trade facilitation.
Central Asian Republic (CAR) Macroeconomic Foundation for Growth IQC, USAID, 2011-2016
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen), as a subcontractor to Deloitte Consulting is facilitating USAID/Central Asia’s continued engagement in macroeconomic reform, improving the business environment and public sector capacity, and trade facilitation through a structured procurement process. The new IQC will build on previous USAID-funded efforts in addressing these areas.
USAID’s primary program objectives focus on devising and implementing robust activities that promote real economic growth, reduce poverty, graduate transitional countries from aid to trade, promote open competitive markets, develop the private sector, and mobilize private financing sources to supplement and eventually replace development assistance. These activities should seek to enhance regional economic integration where it is mutually beneficial to Central Asian nations. IQC contractors will provide a full range of services to USAID/Central Asia in macroeconomic reform, business improvement, and trade facilitation.
Public Financial Management Reform (PFM) IQC, USAID, 2011-2016
The IQC is a broad-based, multi-faceted, mechanism to empower USAID missions: to engage in public financial management reforms and other economic policy and institutional reform/modernization projects by enabling USAID to procure short- and long-term services through a structured and easy-to-use procurement system; to accumulate the intellectual and technical resources necessary to better understand, and thereby help overcome, economic policy and institutional constraints to economic growth; and, to advance state-of-the-art practices within the international donor community by making useful contributions to development theory and practice. Kaizen will support the PFM IDIQ by drawing on core strengths in supporting organizational and institutional reform in order to assist Task Order beneficiaries with addressing institutional constraints to economic growth. In doing so, Kaizen will offer its OSTP and professional communities approaches to promote locally driven institutional improvements, and will contribute to the IDIQ consortium by sharing lessons learned and success stories so that beneficiaries can benefit from the growing knowledge base spanning all platforms.