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February 2nd, 2015

USAID Seeking Assistance With Crucial Geospatial Needs

[SatNews] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking services from companies to expand its existing geospatial technologies.

USAID’s mission is to support developing nations, and its GeoCenter geospatial tools help map and manage its global projects.

In a request for information issued on January 20, USAID said, “The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input from organizations involved in managing, analyzing and visualizing data, particularly for the purposes of informing policy and decision-making in international development. In this RFI, we seek to gather information about the scope of a draft Statement of Work (SOW) and the community’s capabilities to fulfill these requests. In particular, we want to understand the available expertise, the feasibility, and challenges faced in responding to the services outlined in our draft SOW.”

USAID’s Data and Analytics team is seeking to partner with external organizations to provide support for data management, analysis, and visualization, particularly in the following five areas:

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Research to contextualize development efforts and challenges
  • Data infrastructure and information sharing
  • Futures analysis and scenario planning
  • Training and support to build agency and host-country capacity in data and analytics.

Learn more on its Federal Business Opportunities page.