ECODIT Wins USAID Power Africa IDIQ Award
USAID has awarded a prime contract to ECODIT for the Power Africa IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract).  The Power Africa IDIQ allows for the provision of technical assistance and engineering consulting services to implement USAID’s activities in support of Power Africa, the U.S. Government initiative focused on increasing access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The IDIQ will facilitate the achievement of Power Africa’s targets of increasing installed power capacity by 30,000 megawatts and creating 60 million new electricity connections, to double electricity access in the region.

The Power Africa IDIQ has a five-year ordering period and an aggregate maximum value of $900 million, shared among a total of four large business awardees and five small businesses (including ECODIT). Projects under the contract will take place throughout sub-Saharan Africa and focus on the following 14 service areas: 1. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Transactions; 2. Finance; 3. Legal; 4. Engineering; 5. Planning; 6. Electric Utility Reform and Restructuring; 7. Electricity Access; 8. International Power Exchange and Power Trading; 9. Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency; 10. Cleaner Energy Technologies; 11. Gas; 12. Governance; 13. Legal and Regulatory Framework; and 14. Coordination and Cooperation.

“We could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to support the U.S. Government in its crucial work to electrify Africa,” said ECODIT President Joseph Karam. “ECODIT is proud to be a trusted USAID partner, and excited to deepen this partnership through capacity building, innovation, and effective technical support to help Power Africa reach its targets and accelerate growth and development.”

ECODIT has a proven record supporting USAID’s energy programs worldwide. The firm currently implements USAID energy projects worth more than $40 million in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Caribbean and Central America. ECODIT’s Consortium for the Power Africa IDIQ includes seven U.S. and regional partners that bring robust and complementary capabilities and experience in the IDIQ’s service areas.