ECODIT Awarded the USAID ACES IDIQ to Support Good Governance

ECODIT was awarded a prime contract for the Active Communities - Effective States (ACES) IDIQ, issued by USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Rights, and Governance (The DRG Center) of the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI). The IDIQ will provide technical assistance, advisory services, training, and direct program implementation to support host country good governance, transparency, and accountability. The IDIQ has a ceiling of $250 million and a five-year ordering period, with a seven-year period of performance.  ECODIT is one of ten prime awardees, including five small businesses. Under the Small Business Reserve clause of the contract, all task orders (TOs) valued at $5 million or less must be set aside for small businesses. Moreover, under the Small Business Exception, USAID may directly place TOs with any category of small or small disadvantaged business that received one of the IDIQ awards.

The ACES IDIQ will work to strengthen systems of accountability, increase linkages between formal and informal actors on specific issues, and support the integration of good governance into USAID programs in other sectors including health, education, and economic growth. Activities will focus on the following technical areas: (1) Good Governance and Anti-Corruption; (2) Strengthening the Legislative Function/Legal Framework; (3) Decentralization and Local Governance; (4) Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform; and (5) Strengthening Oversight Mechanisms.

ECODIT has always integrated good governance considerations across its work in the water, energy, and environment sectors. We have extensive experience working with governments, civil society, the private sector, and communities, to implement reforms, increase operational effectiveness, boost accountability, and better serve constituents’ needs. We appreciate that USAID is making democracy and anti-corruption efforts a priority and look forward to partnering with the Agency to strengthen good governance around the world,” said Roula Attar, ECODIT Vice President for Business Development and Outreach.

ECODIT is a U.S.-based small business with 28 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally and socially responsible development around the world. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.