The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is recognized as a central pillar in our national security strategy. Its development mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world for the benefit of the American taxpayer and people around the world. The Agency is uniquely committed to fostering innovative development solutions for stability and progress.
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, P.L. 111-117, civilian agencies are required to prepare an annual inventory of their service contracts to determine whether the contractors’ skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
As stated in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum of December 19, 2011 entitled, Service Contract Inventories, by December 30, 2012, USAID must submit a report for public disclosure on its analysis of the FY 2011 service contract inventory to determine if contract labor is being used in an appropriate and effective manner. Further, the report must state whether the mix of federal employees and contractors in the Agency is effectively balanced. At a minimum, the analysis should identify:
- The Special Interest Functions Product Service Codes (PSCs) studied by the Agency;
- The methodology used by the Agency to support its analysis (e.g. sampled contract files, conducted interviews of Agency staff working on specific contracts of interest);
- Actions taken or planned by the Agency to address any identified weakness or challenge.
The analysis provides a listing of the required service contracts with contract-related information as required in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (OFPP) guidance.
Last updated: February 26, 2013