Funding/Contract Mechanisms

Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)

The STARR II IDIQ—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a $650 million, multi-faceted field support mechanism available for field Missions and other USAID Offices and Bureaus to buy in to for activities through July 2025. STARR II is designed to provide short- and long-term technical assistance to improve land tenure, property rights, and resource governance through targeted interventions or integrated activities in support of broader development objectives.

Given the cross-cutting nature of property rights and resource governance issues, Task Orders under STARR II can cover a wide variety of sectors, including: food security, economic growth, conflict mitigation and management, democracy and governance, environment and natural resource management, artisanal and small-scale mining, and key self-reliance issues, such as domestic resource mobilization and women’s economic empowerment.

Key IDIQ Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $650 Million
  • Period of Performance: July 20, 2018 – July 19, 2025
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Geographic Scope: Global
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Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG)

The Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) program—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a broad, multi-faceted field support mechanism available for field Missions and USAID/Washington operating units to buy into for activities through July 2021, with options years extending to July 2023. ILRG can provide short- and long-term technical assistance, analytical services, and field implementation across four areas of support:

  1. Support the development of progressive and inclusive land and resource laws and policy;
  2. Assist policy implementation, including clarifying, documenting, registering, and administering rights to land and resources;
  3. Support the capacity of local institutions to improve equitable and secure land and resource tenure; and
  4. Facilitate responsible land-based investment that creates optimized outcomes for communities, investors, and the public.
Key Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $26 Million
  • Period of Performance: July 2018 – July 2021 (plus 2 option years to July 2023)
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Competitive procurement required for new activities: No
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Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) Contract

The CEL contract—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a broad, multi-faceted support mechanism available for field Missions and USAID/Washington operating units to buy into for activities through May 2023. CEL can provide short- and long-term technical assistance, analytical services, and field implementation across six primary domains:

  1. Evaluations – from simple performance evaluations to complex, rigorous impact evaluations
  2. Research – both primary research and secondary, desk research
  3. Assessments – targeted assessments available from subject matter experts across a wide varietyof disciplines
  4. Pilots – limited on-the-ground implementation of field activities to test promising approaches ortechnologies
  5. Communications and Knowledge Management – strategic communications planning, digitalstorytelling, website management, and support for knowledge sharing events and webinars
  6. Training – including in-person and online training programs and workshops
Key Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $23.9 Million
  • Period of Performance: May 2018 – May 2023
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Competitive procurement required for new activities: No
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