Germantown, Md., December 15, 2022 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a subsidiary of Amentum a $44.6 million contract for disaster and complex emergency response solutions for USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance across 31 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“With this win, we build on our important disaster response and humanitarian solutions while expanding our geographic presence as a leader in the international development solution support industry,” said Dr. Karl Spinnenweber, President of the Critical Missions Business Group. “Our experts are primed to deliver on-the-ground emergency response coordination to our USAID partner, along with expedited decentralized procurement of emergency response commodities and training to Latin American and Caribbean region emergency response personnel to build local-level sustainability.”
Under the contract, Amentum will provide comprehensive solutions to build disaster management and disaster risk reduction capacity across the Latin America and Caribbean region. These efforts include providing a robust training and capacity building program to local stakeholders and staff, integration of continual learning through intensive after-action review assessments, leadership development and succession planning with a mentorship program, and decentralization of operations to deliver a rapid emergency response. Amentum’s fresh approach to program management incorporates management tools, adaptive processes, and streamlined procurement systems that centralize approval in the San José Program Management Office.
As a partner with USAID, Amentum has three objectives to improve the overall resilience and effectiveness of disaster response in the region. Amentum’s first objective is to lead and coordinate humanitarian assistance responses to complex emergencies and natural disasters across the region. To analyze emergency impacts, scale, and immediate humanitarian needs, Amentum experts will collect and assess data while maintaining capacity to deploy operationally ready surge staff. The second objective for the program is to build capacity of national emergency management systems to mitigate, prepare, and respond to disasters by analyzing capacities and applying country-level strategic planning and technically innovative training. And, the third objective is to deliver an advanced disaster assistance program with tailored approaches, such as a strengthened surge roster to meet increasing complex disaster response needs across LAC countries, more qualified technical experts to support activities including food security, and a Mentorship Collective – a cadre of specifically-sourced experts to boost program staff training and expertise.
The five-year contract, awarded on September 30, 2022, is a task order on the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract.
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