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Contracting Mechanisms

Solimar International provides tourism development and marketing services to government agencies, private businesses and foundations, community-based organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other donor agencies around the world. Potential public or private sector clients can contract Solimar directly for our services. Solimar is well versed in the intricacies of government and donor contracting and has the following mechanisms in place for working with the United States Government.


Prosperity, Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystems (REPLACE) IQC

Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs) and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts (IDIQs) are quick and efficient contracting mechanisms for federal agencies to procure specific services from pre-qualified firms or consortia of firms.

Solimar now holds the USAID Restoring the Environment through Prosperity, Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystems (REPLACE) IQC as a subcontractor to Ecodit and Chemonics International. The five-year IQC is anticipated to run from 2014 to 2019 with an estimated shared ceiling of $1 billion. REPLACE focuses on improving the sustainable, long-term management of natural resources. It provides USAID operating units programming options to build the technical and management capacities of institutions and civil society to effectively address sustainable natural resource management while also focusing on the governance structures and economic options necessary to foster long term sustainability in ecosystem management.


Simplified Acquisition

United States Government Contractors may subcontract small business concerns under the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000 without using full and open competition if they can justify that the subcontractor is the only source or supplier with the unique capabilities that are sought by the Contractor.

As the only international, specialized sustainable tourism consulting firm working in the USAID landscape with a full team of seasoned tourism professionals that cover all components of the tourism sector, Solimar International is often the only source of comprehensive technical assistance for scopes of work that are specifically focused on sustainable tourism development. This affords Contractors the ability to justify hiring Solimar through simplified contracting procedures.

Please contact us for more information about the applicable federal regulations or assistance with seeking justification from the Contracting Officer.

 

“We rely confidently on Solimar's deep technical experience and professionalism as tourism consultants. You always are exceeding our expectations.”

-Leila Calnan, Senior Manager, Tourism Services
Cardno Emerging Markets

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