CONTRACT VEHICLES

Assistance to Basic Education Learn to Read Now (ABE LEARN), 2014–2017, USAID

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.

Clean Energy IDIQ for Non-Critical Priority Countries, 2011-2016, USAID

Kaizen, as a subcontractor to AECOM, will 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. This contract covers “non-critical priority countries” as designated by USAID.

IDIQ for Human and Institutional Capacity Development for Non-Critical Priority Countries, 2013-2018, USAID

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is the prime contractor for the USAID Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (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 enables cyclical processes of performance improvement through the establishment of performance monitoring and management systems. Through this IDIQ, Kaizen and its consortium will: 1) Build local HICD capability, which will institutionalize HICD know-how within host organizations, local subcontractors, or local capacity development providers; 2) 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, and develop MOUs between USAID and partner organizations; and 3) Provide local organization-funded HICD services in order to build their capacity for managing USAID procurement mechanisms.

IDIQ for Human and Institutional Capacity Development for Critical Priority Countries, 2013-2018, USAID

The Kaizen Company, as a subcontractor to Chemonics International, is supporting the USAID Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for critical priority countries.

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 enables cyclical processes of performance improvement through the establishment of performance monitoring and management systems. Through this IDIQ, Kaizen and its consortium will: 1) Build local HICD capability, which will institutionalize HICD know-how within host organizations, local subcontractors, or local capacity development providers; 2) 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, and develop MOUs between USAID and partner organizations; and 3) Provide local organization-funded HICD services in order to build their capacity for managing USAID procurement mechanisms.

Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), 2012 – 2021, GSA

The Kaizen Company became a MOBIS contract holder in 2012. 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 justify requirements, allowing Kaizen to offer its services to other federal agencies through a streamlined process.

Public Financial Management Reform (PFM) IQC, 2011-2016, USAID

The Public Financial Management Reform (PFM) 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. The IQC enables 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 IQC 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.

Reverse Trade Missions, Conferences, Workshops, Training, and Other Events IQC, 2016-2021, USTDA

Kaizen will provide technical and logistical support to implement events, including workshops and trade missions for the US Trade and Development Agency. The purpose of the IQC is to support USTDA as it acts as a bridge for developing and middle-income countries to access U.S. technology and expertise. Activities are geared toward developing trade partnerships by enhancing the ability of US firms to conduct business overseas by introducing decision-makers to US technologies and products, and exposing American firms to the interests and concerns of potential buyers. Kaizen brings logistical expertise, flexibility, and an understanding of emerging markets' development priorities to facilitate productive relationships between American firms and international buyers.

Worldwide Energy Sector Services IDIQ, 2014-2019, USTDA

The Kaizen Company is the prime contractor for the worldwide USTDA Energy Sector Services IDIQ. The purpose of this IDIQ is to enable 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.