DENVER — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the National Resources Consulting Engineers Inc. (NRCE) and CH2M HILL a contract to provide engineering and technical support services to USAID’s missions, bureaus and offices around the world in the agency’s implementation of the “Water and Development Strategy,” according to a press release.

The contract is a multiaward indefinite deliver indefinite quality (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of $1 billion over a five-year performance period, stated the release.

NRCE and CH2M HILL, along with a team of partners, will provide services in water programming to improve health through the sustainable delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) under the contract, continued the release.

Under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) contract, reported the release, CH2M HILL and NRCE will also provide services in water programming to advance water resource management in agriculture for “enhanced food security.”

The team, in support of WADI, will help USAID implement and prioritize water solutions to increase sustainable development and protect public health, noted the release.

“We are pleased to work with NRCE and USAID to advance the long-term goals of the agency’s Water and Development Strategy,” said CH2M HILL Global Water Business Group President Greg McIntyre. “Water is fundamental to development and by emphasizing the sustainable use of water in saving lives and promoting sustainable development; we can help USAID achieve its humanitarian objectives.”

Read the entire release here.