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Tetra Tech Nabs Slice of $800 Million Federal Contract

Pasadena engineering and data analysis consulting company Tetra Tech Inc. has won a slice of an $800 million federal architectural and engineering services contract.

The contract from the Agency for International Development began in July. It has a base period of five years with an option to continue for another two years.


Tetra Tech was one of 13 companies selected by USAID to be on call for work under the agency’s third Global Architect-Engineer Services contract.

 
The work ceiling for the contract is $800 million, meaning that the total amount of work awarded to all 13 companies over the next seven years cannot exceed that amount. How much each company ultimately receives depends on the nature and scope of each individual work project awarded to that particular company.


USAID selected the 13 companies in June, but several of them, including Tetra Tech, chose to wait a few months to publicize the contract award.

 
The agency administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries worldwide. This global contract is for infrastructure planning, engineering design, construction supervision and various support services in the countries where USAID provides assistance.


Tetra Tech has performed work for USAID for more than 15 years and has won several recent contracts with the agency for work in countries from Indonesia to Zambia. The company was one of nine firms that won a slice of the USAID’s previous global architecture-
services contract, awarded in 2015. That contract had a $600 million ceiling.

This time around, according to Tetra Tech’s announcement, the company’s engineers, scientists and architects will provide engineering design services to support the development of climate- and seismic-resilient infrastructure programs including water supply and sanitation, transportation, solid waste, electrical grids and master planning of urban and commercial zones.


“We look forward to continuing to apply our ‘leading with science’ approach to design climate-resilient infrastructure across the globe,” Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s chief executive, said in a statement.

Howard Fine
Howard Fine
Howard Fine is a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He covers stories pertaining to healthcare, biomedicine, energy, engineering, construction, and infrastructure. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and Distinguished Journalist of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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