TradePosts Issue: November 30 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Philippines' Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company, Inc. (CEPALCO) to support the utilization of smart grid technologies to manage, monitor and distribute electricity more efficiently.

 
MANILA, Philippines - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today signed a cooperation agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to launch a specialized training program for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles that CAAP procured from Oshkosh Corporation.  The program builds upon USTDA's ongoing cooperation with the Philippines in aviation security and environmental improvements.

 
Upcoming Events
     
December 1, 2015: USTDA Pre-Proposal Conference for Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announces that it is hosting a pre-proposal conference for U.S. companies interested in working for USTDA to organize reverse trade missions, conferences, workshops, trainings, or other related events, at 1 p.m. on December 1, 2015 at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1500, Arlington, VA.  USTDA intends to award at least 15 IDIQ contracts, with no less than five to responsive small businesses for the services set forth in the Request for Proposals. The IDIQ contract maximum dollar amount is established at $75,000,000 for five years, which includes all orders under the IDIQ, including all option periods.

December 9-11, 2015: U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California
In collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to increase U.S. engagement in priority energy projects in ASEAN member countries. The RTM will be followed by a two-day symposium in San Francisco, CA.

December 10-11, 2015: U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Symposium
Location:
San Francisco, CA
In collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Symposium to increase U.S. engagement in priority energy projects in ASEAN member countries.  The Symposium will follow a three-day Reverse Trade Mission to Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA.

March 13-24, 2016: East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Miami, FL; Houston, TX
 
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Djibouti for an East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products, and training resources in the areas of port development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

March 16, 2016: East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Business Briefing
Location:
Baltimore, MD
As part of the East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the Baltimore, MD World Trade Center on March 16, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for port development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

April 24 - May 5, 2016: East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania for an East Africa Airports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products and training resources in the areas of airport development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

April 26, 2016: East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Business Briefing
Locations:
Arlington, VA
As part of the East Africa Airport Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, VA on April 26, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for airport development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

 
Trade Leads

Johannesburg 3MW In-Pipe Hydropower Scheme
The City of Johannesburg is set to release a tender for a 3 MW in-pipe hydropower scheme, specifically the installation of hydroelectric turbines in its bulk water reticulation system. These turbines could generate up to ten percent of the energy required to power Johannesburg's city water utility.  The preliminary work on the in-pipe hydropower project has reportedly been completed and the city expects to introduce the first 3 MW of in-pipe power during the first quarter of 2016.  Click Here for More Info

Costa Rica: Public Tender for Consulting Services: Master Planning for the New Metropolitan International Airport
The Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) has published an invitation to present quotes for professional consulting services to prepare the integrated master plan for the new Metropolitan International Airport that will replace the Juan Santamaría International Airport near San José, Costa Rica.  Click Here for More Info
 
Rwanda: Rwaza I & II Hydropower Projects
A USTDA grant to Rwandan energy developer DC HydroPower Ltd is funding Technical Assistance to support the company's plans to develop two small run-of-the-river hydropower plants on the Mukungwa River in Rwanda's northwest Musanze District.   Click Here for More Info

Rwanda: Equipment Supply and Installation for Two Mini Hydropower Sites

The Rwandan company COCA Ltd is seeking quotations from U.S. companies for the supply and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment for two mini hydropower sites in the Nyamagabe District 
Click Here for More Info

 
USTDA On The Road
     
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers:

December 3, 2015 // El Paso, TX | Forum on Global Leadership featuring USTDA's Director for Congressional Affairs and Public Relations, Thomas R. Hardy. Click Here for More Info

December 8-10, 2015 // Las Vegas, NV |  Power-Gen International featuring USTDA's Country Manager for West Africa, Lisa Coppe. Click Here for More Info
 
 
 
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Making Global Local
Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past few years, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.
 
Featured Partner: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, they strive to advance the state's economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.
 
  
About USTDA:
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 

 
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