Athena to Collaborate on WADI II Contract to Advance USAID WASH Initiatives
Jonathan McGrath

Athena Infonomics has been selected as a member of both Chemonics International's (unrestricted) and ME&A's (small business set-aside) consortia for the seven-year, multi-award USAID Water and Development II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (WADI II) contract to advance USAID's water security, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources management programming. 

WADI II is the USAID Water Center's central field support mechanism for missions and other operating units to access critical technical services in support of: the U.S. Government's Global Water Strategy; the USAID Water and Development Plan; and other USAID water policies, strategies, and priorities. As a multiple-award "indefinite delivery indefinite quantity" (IDIQ) contract, WADI II has an overall ceiling of $400 million. 

WADI II task orders are issued in ten categories: data collection and management; assessment and analysis; strategic planning and project design; capacity building and institutional strengthening; policy, legal, regulatory, and institutional support; technical assistance and service delivery; shock response and adaptive management support; knowledge management, information sharing, cooperation, and coordination; commodity procurement; and performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). MEL task orders, as well as task orders falling below $5 million, are set aside for small businesses. 

As a global solutions group that uses data to unpack and visualize market-system failures and assist stakeholders in effective planning and structuring of finance to advance equity and resilience goals, Athena Infonomics looks forward to collaborating closely with both of these phenomenal organizations to support USAID in the essential work of pursuing the objectives of the 2022-2027 USG Global Water Strategy. 

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