Wednesday, February 27, 2013

USTDA Consultant Database for Small U.S. Businesses

Interested in obtaining a government contract with the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)? Check out the USTDA's Consultant Database for U.S. Small Businesses where your small business can register for "agency's desk study (DS) and definitional mission (DM) contracts for small businesses," which the USTDA "reserves 100%" for small business. Generally, a DM "is intended to help USTDA to find, examine, and develop potential projects in a host country (or countries). These contracts, reserved exclusively for US small businesses, typically range from $40,000-$75,000 and involve a visit to one or more countries to develop potential projects for USTDA funding." A DS "is a discrete analysis of a well-defined project proposal (see USTDA Model Proposal Format). A DS reviews and evaluates all aspects of a project proposal, including the Terms of Reference and budget, and recommends whether USTDA should provide funding for the project. DSs typically range from $2,000 to $8,000, do not involve travel, and are carried out exclusively by small U.S. businesses." www.erskine-law.com