Award Of Transparency, Accountability And Performance IQC With USAID, 2010-15 Anna Sargsyan December 21, 2010

Award Of Transparency, Accountability And Performance IQC With USAID, 2010-15

Synergy’s consortium, lead by prime contractor Social Impact, was recently awarded a 5-year Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This $60 million IQC reflects the growing emphasis within USAID on transparency, accountability, and results. The TAP IQC will be used by USAID missions and Headquarters to expedite the procurement of services and solutions for enhancing the development of performance management plans and monitoring their implementation.

Synergy will bring to the consortium experience with implementing mission-level Monitoring and Evaluation information systems. These applications allow USAID missions to effectively report on the performance and results of their full portfolio of projects. Missions can monitor their Performance Management Plans (PMP) by tracking indicators, including baselines, targets, and actual outputs. Such real time data can be rapidly sorted, filtered, and presented instantaneously in the form of charts, GIS maps, or tabular reports.

Synergy’s tools significantly reduce the time and effort required for a mission to collect and report on activity level outputs and project level indicators. Greater access to data allows practitioners to more effectively draw conclusions regarding progress towards Assistance Objectives and development goals. This use of technology and emphasis on results strongly reflect the goals of the Administration as expressed in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

The long anticipated TAP IQC can now be used by both field missions and USAID Headquarters to procure a variety of analytical, communications, training and information management services.