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:

Designs

its own scope of work

Executes

an Associate Cooperative Agreement(or Associate Award)

Selects

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.

New SCS Global Associate Awards may be executed until May 8, 2021 and may continue for an additional five years, May 8, 2026