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Macfadden Supports U.S. Department of State Humanitarian Assistance Program in Moldova
Through its contract with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE), Macfadden has provided support to the Department of State’s Operation Provide Hope for the past 17 years. On September 21, 2012, a team of volunteer medical personnel departed to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Moldova. Aboard an Air Force C-17 aircraft originating from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, the team arrived in Chisinau, Moldova, to deliver privately donated medicines and medical supplies valued at approximately $12 million. As part of the operation, volunteers conducted training sessions and distributed 73 pallets of donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to regional health facilities.
Jerry Oberndorfer, a Macfadden employee who currently serves as Director of Humanitarian Assistance Programs at EUR/ACE, attended the SRP ceremony held at Chisinau Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 4 (see photo) as part of the Physicians With Heart Project, a major humanitarian project that is directed, managed, and funded by the Humanitarian Office of EUR/ACE and implemented in country by Heart to Heart International and Counterpart International.
Funded by the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets (FREEDOM) Support Act, Operation Provide Hope has supported two decades of transformational cooperation between the U.S. and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Since these humanitarian airlifts began in 1992, Operation Provide Hope has supported 983 airlift missions and has shipped 24,192 surface containers of donated humanitarian aid valued at approximately $4.9 billion, 90% of which came from private donations.
Macfadden employee, Jerry Oberndorfer, attends the opening ceremony for the Small Reconstruction Project (SRP) at Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 4 in Chisinau, Moldova on September 26, 2012.
Macfadden Partners with BlueForce to Support the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE)
Continuing Macfadden’s 17-year history supporting the U.S. Department of State’s (DoS) Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Macfadden recently partnered with BlueForce, and was awarded a contract to continue supporting the EUR/ACE mission to implement and coordinate security and law enforcement, economic, and democracy, and other U.S. government assistance programs in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.
As the incumbent contractor, Macfadden outgrew its small business status in 2009 and became ineligible to re-compete for the contract renewal as a prime contractor. After careful consideration, Macfadden embarked on a partnership with BlueForce, a Hampton, VA based small-business with extensive experience in program and acquisition management support, stability operations and capacity building. Combining Macfadden’s decades of International Development and Humanitarian Assistance programs with BlueForce’s expertise enables Macfadden to continue providing support to these regions as they carry on the transition to stabilized democratic governance.
Under this 1-year contract with 4 option years, the BlueForce/Macfadden team will provide program, budget and foreign affairs professional experts to assist in the interagency coordination of U.S. economic, democracy, security and law enforcement, and other USG assistance. In addition, the team will provide information technology support; program and planning and performance measurement; and logistics, planning and facilitation support for program evaluation teams.
Macfadden Awarded Follow-on Contract to Continue Supporting the U.S. Coast Guard’s Security Center
Macfadden announced today it was awarded a prime contract to provide Personnel Security Production Support Services to the U.S. Coast Guard Security Center (SECCEN) located in Chesapeake, Virginia. As the incumbent contractor, Macfadden has successfully provided these services at SECCEN since 2007.
Under this follow-on contract, Macfadden will continue to support the operation of the Electronic Fingerprint Transaction System (EFTS) and the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) tool to support SECCEN at every step of the personnel security process. Macfadden will also provide data analysis and cost/production metrics reporting to establish, manage and forecast future SECCEN resource requirements and will maintain the privately owned Vehicle Decal and Personnel Suitability Program and provide technical writing services. As part of the new contract award, Macfadden will expand its contract scope and begin providing logistical support for the Command Security Officer (CSO) certification courses held at SECCEN.
Macfadden to Support USAID IT FORWARD Contract Through Partnerships with IBM and DMI
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded IT FORWARD contracts to IBM and Digital Management, Inc. (DMI). Awarded subcontracts by both companies, Macfadden will support IBM in the large business category and DMI in the small business category. These 5-year agency-wide BPA contracts with a ceiling value of $900 million are part of an ambitious initiative to change the way USAID conducts business through partnership creation, an emphasis on innovation and a focus on results. IT FORWARD’s primary objectives are to leverage IT systems and innovation to evolve the current IT environment to a more cost-effective, secure, mobile computing environment; increase data access; and improve communications. As USAID relies heavily on the Agency’s IT systems and infra-structure to serve national interests and equitably distribute humanitarian assistance, this contract plays a vital role in enabling USAID HQ staff and field personnel to complete the USAID mission.
Macfadden Partners with Information Technology Coalition, Inc. to Win TABSS Contract
Macfadden announced today that Macfadden and its prime teaming partner, Information Technology Coalition, Inc. (ITC), have been awarded the Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services (TABSS) Contract in the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business track. This multiple award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract was created to provide a wide range of strategically sourced support services for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. Macfadden and Information Technology Coalition, Inc. are now eligible to compete for task orders under the Business Management, Studies & Analysis, and Cost Support Services domain.
Support services to be provided under this domain include analytics; budget execution support; budgeting and programming support; business and financial management support (audit and systems support); business case development support; business intelligence support; cost estimating and analysis support; data integration support; DHS project reporting support; earned value management support; financial management, execution, validation and reporting support; internal controls support; strategic, operational and transactional metric development support; and studies and analyses related to business, financial management, and audit services, including cost benefit analyses.
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