Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Procurement of Services and Goods under USAID programs

As with other areas, already discussed, it is a commonly held belief amongst USAID contractors and non-profits that they have to follow the precise system of acquisition of goods and services, employed by USAID for direct contracting.

Our personal favorite is the following sentence, used by many contractors to describe their procurement policy or purchasing system: “We follow all USAID regulations”…..

Sounds innocent enough, right? Certainly a noble and patriotic endeavor, but....