OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black & Veatch has been awarded a five-year contract to participate in a global infrastructure services program by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award provides for $600 million in combined services to be performed in developing countries to improve the quality of life.
The contract focuses on water, environmental, energy and telecom services. Black & Veatch will serve in a prime role for engineering and construction management projects.
“Black & Veatch has provided key services to USAID for 56 years and is proud to be a partner in their mission to improve lives around the globe,” said Bill Van Dyke, President of Special Projects for Black & Veatch. “This contract will spur growth and bring much needed infrastructure to developing nations. The benefits of these projects will be felt for decades to come.”
USAID administers the U.S. foreign assistance program delivering economic and humanitarian aid. The agency works in more than 100 countries. It has been providing assistance for more than 50 years. Services under the terms of the contract will be provided by nine companies (six large and three small businesses) chosen by USAID. Projects will be awarded through a bid process with participating companies bidding on individual USAID task orders.
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