LOS ANGELES - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded it a US$50-million task order under the Support Which Implements Fast Transitions III (SWIFT III) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC).
USAID’s Sudan Transition and Conflict Mitigation (STCM) program will reinforce post-conflict Sudan’s capability to address the causes and consequences of political conflict, armed violence and resulting instability. At the direction of USAID, AECOM will work closely with governmental and non-governmental institutions and other groups committed to the successful implementation of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
STCM represents an extension of AECOM’s ongoing USAID-funded work in Sudan, where, since 2007, the company has been building the capacity of local government, civil society and communities to promote peace and stability in war-affected areas. This includes supporting local reconciliation, mitigating natural resource-based conflict and supporting key aspects of the CPA, such as civic education on popular consultation.
AECOM is one of a number of companies filling task orders under the SWIFT III IQC, which has a US$1.5-billion order ceiling through 2013.