Under Contract

Under Contract
© Greg Nash

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Nigeria awarded a contract worth up to $225 million to “provide technical services for [the] USAID Integrated Health Program” in the country. The aid agency is working with both federal and local governments in Nigeria to “identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems.” Palladium International won the contract.

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded a $65,568 contract to the Virginia Community College System Office to rent concert halls for “a series of concerts” by the Marine Band.


The Transportation Department’s American Merchant Marine Museum awarded a $14,843 contract to Foreground Conservation & Decorative Arts to restore and mount a mural called “They Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships” on the walls of the “Zero Deck” hallway of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy barracks. The “Zero Deck is the underground walkway that provides an avenue for traversing the entire below-grade level of all six barracks and [dining area] Delano Hall in a safe and secure environment, especially in the event of inclement weather,” according to a government website. The Zero Deck unveiled its own renovations in December. 

The General Services Administration is leasing part of an airport in San Luis Obispo, Calif., from the county, giving the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) space for “ office, break, training, and storing space” on airport property. The lease is worth more than $588,000. There are currently 441 TSA spaces under lease at airports across the country, which each space totaling roughly 3,000 square feet.

The State Department filled a need for an event planner to manage and “organize events and conferences on an as needed basis” for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in South Africa. Conferences and Meetings, Inc., a Florida-based company, won the contract. It will last one year with an option to renew for four additional years. The total value of the contract for all of those options should not exceed $1.5 million, though an exact figure of what it will cost was not specified.

Modular Management Group, Inc. won a nearly half-million dollar contract from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to provide “temporary facilities at USCG Station Port Aransas” in Texas as part of the relief effort after Hurricane Harvey hit the region last year.