What is an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC)?
An Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) is an umbrella contract that allows USAID missions to use the services of prequalified contractors through a limited competitive bidding process or by sole-sourcing, thereby expediting the award-making process. The awards, called task orders, can be for any value. The total value of task orders awarded is limited by a predetermined ceiling, which is $500 million in the case of the Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) IQC.
The SFSA IQC can be used to provide short- or long-term services to USAID missions in areas consistent with the program’s overarching goal: to generate rapid, sustained and broad-based economic growth in agriculture.
- Technical assistance in agricultural production and post-harvest activities
- Adaptation to or mitigation of climate change
- Market and trade facilitation
- Value chain development
- Regulatory and policy reform
- Humanitarian response
- Information and knowledge management
- Organizational development
Target countries include those of the Common Market for eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) as well as Tanzania. » See map.
Task orders can be issued through August 2015.