USAID Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)
About CISF BPA
The Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) may be used by USAID Washington and Missions worldwide to provide support in integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation across USAID programming. Like other BPAs established through GSA schedules, this mechanism offers a simplified contract vehicle to quickly procure support through streamlined competition of purchase orders. The statement of work is broad, and includes Support for Missions and Bureaus; Capacity Building, Communications, and Knowledge Management; and Thought Leadership. In addition to implementing climate risk management (CRM), the mechanism may be used to support adaptation, clean energy, and sustainable landscapes programming.
ICF is a holder of the CISF BPA. The ICF Team has the world-class sectoral and wide-ranging international expertise to provide exceptional support to USAID in fulfilling its commitment to integrate climate change into the fabric of its planning and operations. Our team has an in-depth understanding of each of the sectors in which USAID works.
The team combines the forces of ICF and Tetra Tech—two of the most widely recognized firms in international climate risk management and mitigation, along with:
- The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)—an international leader in climate science and its application in developing countries around the world
- The Playa Group—a small business whose president, Duane Muller, designed USAID’s original climate change capacity-building approaches, and
- ECODIT—a small business with capabilities in climate risk assessment and capacity building.
Our team provides an unrivaled level of responsiveness and expertise to USAID’s rapidly emerging needs.
Across all three Tasks of the scope of work, the ICF Team understands the complexities and opportunities of climate integration, as well as how to make it straightforward and aligned with the interests of development practitioners. We can provide uniquely cost-effective support by virtue of our ongoing work supporting USAID’s climate risk screening, climate risk management, and mitigation.
How to access the BPA
Purchase Orders (POs) issued under this BPA may be either firm fixed-price (FFP), labor-hour (LH), or time-and-materials (T&M). To access the CISF BPA:
- USAID missions, bureaus and offices interested in a PO under the CISF BPA should contact the BPA Contracting Officer Representative (COR), Dr. Rebecca Nicodemus, rnicodemus [at] usaid [dot] org.
- Once the PO statement of work is approved by the BPA COR, the Purchase Order Contracting Officer (POCO) issues a Request for Quotations to ICF and the other three BPA holders for purchase orders that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000;
- For orders between the micro-purchase threshold of $3,500 and the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000, the POCO makes the information readily available to ensure fair opportunity for all BPA holders to be considered for each order.
- For orders under the micro-purchase threshold of $3,500, the ordering activity can place orders directly with ICF or other BPA holders that meet the agency needs.
|Period of Performance:||The CISF BPA has a five-year ordering period through May 31, 2022.|
|Description:||The Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) may be used by USAID Washington and Missions worldwide to provide support in integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation across USAID programming.|
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