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  • Rebecca Lamberton, Director, Business Development

IBI Awarded ACES IDIQ Contract

IBI was awarded a prime contract for the Active Communities – Effective States Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ACES IDIQ) contract, issued by USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Rights, and Governance (The DRG Center) of the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI). This contracting vehicle has a ceiling of $225,000,000, with a seven year period of performance (until 2028) and a five year ordering period (until 2026). IBI is one of ten ACES IDIQ contract holders.

“We are looking forward to providing USAID with cost effective and efficient solutions in the governance sector under the ACES IDIQ” stated David Wall, CEO of IBI. “This is a natural extension of our work in public financial management and government capacity building.”

The ACES IDIQ aims to promote participatory, representative, and inclusive political processes and government institutions, foster greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens and to the law, protect and promote universally recognized human rights, and improve development outcomes through the integration of democracy, rights, and governance principles and practices across USAID’s development portfolio.

IBI’s consortium for this IDIQ is a robust team of proven USAID implementers in the DRG space, and includes:

  • RTI International


  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

  • Florida International University

  • IMPAQ International

  • Search For Common Ground

The contract includes small business contracting provisions which will allow USAID offices to quickly access the IBI ACES consortium’s high-quality services. All task orders under $5 million must be set aside for small businesses and any task order that meets certain conditions may be set aside for small businesses.

The Chair of the Board and Founder of IBI, Dr. Lucie Phillips, noted “We’ve been doing significant governance work for years now, such as supporting Liberia’s National Election Commission or building the capacity of CSOs in El Salvador. This award will allow us to continue this important work.”


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