New SCS Global Associate Awards may be executed until May 8, 2021 and may continue for an additional ﬁve years, May 8, 2026
SCS Global is funded under a Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement.
USAID established the LWA mechanism to provide an opportunity for Missions and Operating Units to easily and quickly tap into an already-competed mechanism to further their programmatic objectives.
UNDER AN LWA, EACH MISSION OR OPERATING UNIT:
its own scope of work
an Associate Cooperative Agreement(or Associate Award)
its own Agreement Office (AO) and Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR)
Because SCS Global was already competed by USAID/Washington:
An LWA is the fastest and most eﬃcient procurement mechanism a Mission or operating unit has at its disposal.