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Panagora Stretches for TASC4 IDIQs

Panagora views the timing of the TASC4 IDIQ proposals as very opportune and a great way for us to impact global health care delivery. If you are interested in joining forces with Panagora on TASC4, please send your resume and cover letter to stacyann@panagoragroup.net.

USAID has used the TASC indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) mechanism in health for three iterations – 15 successful years of harnessing an array of players, many of them new partners to USAID’s global health programs. This IDIQ supports a broad array of health programs across service delivery areas, including FP/RH, MCH, TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria and nutrition, and in a variety of ways, from increasing access and quality of service delivery, health policy reform, community mobilization and behavior change, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and commodity systems management.

TASC has been unique in being so cross-cutting and has given missions a unique way to carry out integrated health program with innovative new approaches and new international and local partners.

TASC was pivotal for Panagora’s President, Betsy Bassan, in creating Chemonics’ successful health practice. In fact, TASC1 provided the first win for Chemonics in health – a rapid assessment and design of USAID’s family planning and health service reform activities in the Philippines. Bassan went on to lead long-term wins under TASC2 in Madagascar, Angola, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia as well as several short-term evaluations. As a result, Chemonics and its consortium was able to make many significant and innovative contributions to building country capacity in integrated health service delivery, strengthening health systems, effectively engaging communities and NGOs, creating sustained behavior change, and developing robust MIS systems – for USAID, PEPFAR, and PMI, and with a range of stakeholders including host country government, local NGOs and the private sector. TASC3 provided additional opportunities to deepen these contributions.

Ms. Bassan is eager for TASC4 to bring similar opportunities for Panagora to advance health care for the world’s poor through innovation, scaling up, capacity-building and effective partnership. Panagora is priming small business bids for TASC4 Africa, Asia/Middle East, and ICT, and is a proud partner to Chemonics on the full and open regional TASC4 bids. Bassan says, “TASC has been very popular with USAID missions as a way to more quickly have the benefits that competition and contracts bring to achieving result-oriented health programs that build country capacity and put national players in the driver’s seat. It is very exciting that TASC4 is offering so many ways for small business to be a part of this. Panagora is stretching to participate in as much of TASC4 as possible – please join us in this effort!”