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These mechanisms allow U.S. Government agencies to efficiently partner with EnCompass through task orders, buy-ins, and other contractual arrangements. In addition to the mechanisms listed below, we hold a variety of long-term agreements with international agencies. For details on how to access our services through any of our contracting mechanisms, email

Professional Services Schedule, General Services Administration (GSA)

Available to: All U.S. federal agencies

Dates: 2019-2024

Contact: Karen Holderman,

Description: EnCompass offers a full range of management and consulting services—such as specialized consulting and training, facilitation, surveys, competitive sourcing, and project management—that can improve a federal agency’s performance and support achievement of its mission and goals:

  • 874-1: Integrated Consulting Services
  • 874-4: Training Services
  • 874-7: Integrated Business Program Support Services

For a complete list and to access our services, visit the GSA E-Services Library. Our contract number is 47QRAA19D00BV.

Monitoring and Evaluation Services IDIQ

Available to: USAID missions and bureaus worldwide

Dates: 2015-2020

Contact: Lynne Franco,

Description: Through this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, EnCompass provides technical and advisory services for evaluation, evaluation capacity building, and performance monitoring at mission, bureau, and agency-wide levels.

To support this IDIQ, the EnCompass team brings deep evaluation expertise in democracy and governance, agriculture, gender, education, and health. We are poised to:

  • Plan and conduct performance and impact evaluations, using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Develop evaluation training and guidance
  • Engage in performance monitoring
  • Provide performance monitoring technical assistance and capacity building
  • Synthesize performance monitoring and evaluation lessons
  • Analyze policy

Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) IDIQ

Available to: USAID bureaus, offices, and missions worldwide

Dates: 2014-2019

Contact: Lyn Messner,

Description: Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass is helping USAID strengthen its capacity to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment systematically across agency initiatives, programs, monitoring and evaluation efforts, and procurements by providing technical assistance and training relating to gender, gender-based violence and trafficking in persons. This multifaceted IDIQ is managed by the Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The EnCompass team offers:

  • Technical assistance to support USAID operating units and other actors
  • U.S.-based and international training on a variety of issues related to gender and trafficking in persons
  • Communications and outreach (including conference/workshop planning and implementation) to increase knowledge of gender and trafficking-related issues among USAID staff, partner organizations, and the wider development community
  • Research to support USAID’s work in advancing gender equality or combating trafficking in persons
  • Grant solicitation, negotiation and award, and post-award grant administration, with a focus on supporting local NGOs

Integrated Health Systems IDIQ

Available to:USAID Missions and Bureaus worldwide


Contact: Lynne Franco, 

Description: The IHS IDIQ supports USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, other bureaus, and USAID Missions in planning and implementing health system strengthening programs with the overall goal of improving health and transitioning capacity to local partners. The mechanism enhances USAID’s ability to implement health programs globally through the achievement of improved health systems performance. There are four main objectives:

  • Increased financial protection
  • Increased coverage to all populations
  • Increased quality of essential health services
  • Improved responsiveness

AIDSFree: Strengthening High-Impact Interventions for an AIDS-Free Generation (AIDSFree)

Available to: USAID missions worldwide

Dates: 2014-2019

Contact: Lyn Messner,

Description: AIDSFree is helping improve the effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions and accelerating the speed with which these interventions are brought to scale at the country level. Building on USAID and PEPFAR’s investments to bring about an AIDS-free generation, AIDSFree:

  • Disseminates relevant information through knowledge management
  • Identifies opportunities to support scale-up and piloting of new approaches/initiatives in high-priority geographic areas
  • Develops evidence-based tools, protocols, and standard operating procedures
  • Monitors and evaluates interventions, supporting data collection, analysis, and utilization
  • Facilitates organizational capacity assessments and follow-up
  • Uses gender analysis to target appropriate interventions
  • Facilitates south-to-south technical exchanges
  • Engages the private sector to foster and develop public-private partnerships

EnCompass is partnered with John Snow, Inc., the prime contract holder, for AIDSFree. For details, visit our AIDSFree project page or the project website.

Worldwide Training

Available to: USAID missions worldwide

Dates: 2014-2019

Contact: Michelle DeFayette, 

DescriptionEnCompass provides training and facilitation, curriculum development, e-learning design, and analytical services to USAID staff through an integrated core suite of training courses. The courses build USAID staff’s skills and knowledge in strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, program and project management, and monitoring and evaluation. Illustrative courses:

  • Introduction to Program Cycle, formerly known as Programming Foreign Assistance
  • Project Design and Management
  • Acquisition and Assistance Management for Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representatives
  • Advanced Project Design

Our team delivers these courses dozens of times per year at locations around the world to help USAID staff understand the agency’s organizational structure, internal processes, and resources and skills needed to fulfill the agency’s mission and achieve development outcomes. EnCompass partners with RTI on this project. For more information, please visit the project page.

Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Learning and Development (LeaD) IDIQ

Available to: USAID DCHA Bureau and Missions worldwide

Dates: 2017-2022

Contact: Michelle DeFayette, 

Description: The DCHA LeaD activity is helping the Bureau’s staff build technical and leadership skills in:

  • Training and organizational development
  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Evaluation capacity strengthening
  • Knowledge management
  • Technical assistance
  • Digital communications

Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program

Available to: USAID Bureau for Food Security, Feed the Future Focused and Aligned Missions, and GFSS Target and Aligned Missions worldwide on an as-needed basis

Dates: 2018-2023

Contact: Lyn Messner,

Description: The AWE Program provides technical assistance to USAID missions and implementing partners to increase women’s participation, productivity, profit, and benefit along agricultural value chains in Feed the Future target countries.

EnCompass leads this program, with partners ACDI/VOCAMarketShare AssociatesFHI 360WEConnect Internationalthe Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, and the University of Zamorano. The team is poised to deliver:

  • Gender integration support
  • Gender transformative design
  • Implementation of agricultural programming
  • Gender capacity building of personnel and programming
  • Knowledge management and learning services

To learn more about AWE’s menu of services, please visit this page. 

U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, VectorLink

Available to: U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative-supported countries

Dates: 2018-2022

Contact: Vera Connolly, 

Description: EnCompass provides technical assistance to develop capacity assessment tools and country-specific capacity building plans, activities, and materials related to vector control strategies, such as indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated bed nets. EnCompass is also integrating gender by contributing to a project-wide gender integration policy and principles, including gender equity messaging for vector control training materials. EnCompass delivers these services for a consortium led by Abt Associates.

EnCompass is poised to deliver:

  • Training plans, curriculum, and materials to strengthen vector control interventions
  • Assistance in conducting local government training programs
  • Capacity assessment tools and assistance with documenting and analyzing activities
  • A project-wide gender integration strategy
  • Training design and delivery on gender integration in the context of vector control activities for project staff and local government
  • Strategies to ensure the protection of women who participate in vector control activities
  • Gender integration assessment tools and evaluations before and after vector control interventions to collect evidence for continually improving gender equality

U.S. Department of State, Performance Management and Evaluation Services IDIQ

Available to: State Department Bureaus worldwide

Dates: 2017-2022

Contact: Jonathan Jones,

Description: EnCompass provides monitoring and evaluation services, including design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative evaluations, performance monitoring, development of performance management materials, training design and delivery, development of work aids, and general technical assistance. Our team is engaged in Functional Areas for civilian security, rights and stability, and management platform under this mechanism.

U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Leadership and Management School BPA

Available to: Staff of the Department of State and other Foreign Agencies of the U.S. Government

Dates: 2014-2019

Contact: Vera Connolly,  

Description: The Leadership and Management School supports the development of mid- through senior-level career leaders and managers in the Department of State and the larger foreign affairs community. EnCompass is poised to provide the following services:

  • Delivery of leadership development courses and modules
  • Development of new courses and redesign of existing courses
  • Needs assessments, surveys, course evaluations, and curriculum reviews
  • Design of training tools and instruments
  • Development or revision of training materials and resources
  • Subject-matter expertise
  • Customized leadership consulting and training
  • Organizational development interventions

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) BPA

Available to: Department of State Contracting Officers

Dates: 2017-2022

Contact: Jonathan Jones,

Description: EnCompass conducts evaluations of J/TIP initiatives to improve its ability to formulate and adjust evidence-based programming and policy, monitor program risks, and communicate learning from program successes and impacts to a broad set of stakeholders. EnCompass partners with Social Impact on this contract.