Task Order 15 (TO 15), Data for Education Programming in Asia and Middle East (DEP-ASIA/ME), is a centrally-funded Time and Materials Task Order under the Ed-Data II Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and RTI International, with support from Allegro Global Procurement Solutions, Inc. (Allegro).1 The contract was awarded with a Task Order ceiling price of [redacted]. The project began on September 26, 2011. A September 2014 contract modification raised the level of obligated funding from [redacted] to [redacted]. The contractual end date is presently November 30, 2014. A no-cost extension request has been submitted to enable DEP-AME to complete the activities begun and within the scope of work. Labor categories use fixed daily rates.
Support activities under the Task Order are intended to provide technical assistance and training services in direct support of USAID’s 2011 Education Strategy in Asia and the Middle East, in 17 Missions implementing or planning basic education programs, including Afghanistan and Pakistan. Specific focus is placed on ensuring that education data needs are met in the region. It is designed to support Mission responses to USAID’s 2011 Education Strategy, and its three specific goals:
Goal 1: Improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades by 2015
Goal 2: Improved ability of tertiary and workforce development programs to generate workforce skills relevant to a country’s development goals
Goal 3: Increased equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments for 15 million learners by 2015