By The Hill Staff - 06/11/14 07:53 PM EDT
• The Salvation Army won a contract worth $19.4 million from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, a federal agency that deals with managing adults on parole, supervised release and probation in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit organization will provide both short-term and long-term housing and “social rehabilitation” for offenders. It will also be providing long-term housing, classified as between 90-120 days, for women who have children. The contract will last for five years.
• The Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is contracting with American Institutes for Research to continue the development and release of a Web app aimed at “increasing the value, utility and transparency” of patent data and information. The bipartisan nonprofit has already created a prototype for the agency, and the contract gives it another $680,000 to deploy it.
• The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a contract worth $5.4 million to The Kaizen Co., which is based in Washington D.C. They will be working in Ethiopia and helping the agency “address key capacity development gaps that limit the effectiveness of these [public, private and non-governmental] entities to achieve sustainable and significant impact,” according to documents.
• Federal and state regulations require the nation’s dams to be inspected periodically, which requires officials to be trained in “their roles, responsibilities, and liabilities related to the dam design, construction, operation and maintenance, emergency action planning process,” according to contract documents. The National Centers Servicing Unit, an office within the Department of Agriculture, has contracted with the Association of State Dam Safety Officials to provide two of these training sessions by the end of the year. The deal is worth almost $100,000.
Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.