Tetra Tech Earns USAID Contracts in Indonesia, Afghanistan
The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste
Tetra Tech, Inc. has been awarded a program to manage the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support (IFACS) project and a USAID Afghanistan Kabul City Initiative (KCI).
The IFACS program seeks to reduce the threats of deforestation and climate change by helping to conserve Indonesia’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem processes, including carbon sequestration. The task order was awarded under the company’s Prosperity, Livelihoods, and Conserving Ecosystems (PLACE) indefinite quantity contract. This four-year program is valued at $40 million, with an initial obligation of $13.8 million.
The IFACS program aims to cut in half the rate of Indonesian forest degradation due to illegal logging, over-harvesting, fires, and other forest loss across more than 10 million acres of forested land in targeted areas.
“Indonesia contains the world’s third largest expanse of tropical forest,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s chair and CEO. “Indonesia’s future stability and prosperity is dependent upon its natural resource base. Tetra Tech is proud to support USAID’s efforts to assist the Indonesian government with restoring the forests and improving forest management systems.”
The company will provide technical support to help Indonesians improve land and forest resource governance; build local awareness, capacity, and support for a landscape approach to forest management; develop private sector, local enterprise, and market linkages in support of the program goals; and provide overall project management services.
In the KCI project, which has one base year and two option years, the company will help city officials improve services to Kabul citizens in key areas including sanitation, solid waste, streets, and parks. The project also promotes the understanding of the responsibilities of municipal leaders and encourages citizens to participate in the decision-making process.
Tetra Tech will manage rapid response efforts to improve the delivery of municipal services; provide technical support and training; and offer capacity-building assistance to help the Kabul government.