Millennium Challenge Corporation Awards WBD Public Private Partnership Contract
WASHINGTON – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has identified WBD as one in a small pool of firms qualified to identify, assess and implement public private partnerships at both MCC headquarters and its partner countries, through a contract known as a Blanket Purchase Agreement.
Under this contract, WBD will be eligible to connect private companies with various countries’ governments to enhance infrastructure. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Charles Kendall partnered with WBD to support the contract’s unique requirements.
“WBD is excited to continue building its relationship with MCC, expanding its international reach and delivering exceptional service to our clients,” said President Scott Caldwell. “Our team looks forward to partnering with MCC to further advance development abroad.”
WBD currently develops sustainable training models for the Indonesian government to enhance their procurement practices. The five year, $600 million contract between the Indonesian government and MCC was launched in April 2013 and is designed to reduce poverty by promoting economic growth through three projects: the Green Prosperity Project; the community-based Nutrition to Prevent Stunting Project; and the Procurement Modernization Project. WBD works directly on the third initiative with MCC and the Indonesian government.
MCC is a United States foreign aid agency dedicated to fighting against global poverty and reinventing how U.S. assistance is delivered to developing nations. MCC distinguishes itself from other foreign aid agencies by implementing smart government assistance to benefit both the developing country and U.S. taxpayers.
The additional MCC contract will join WBD’s clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Treasury and Walter Reed Army Institute for Research.