• The Office of Personnel Management is hiring private-sector help to conduct a survey of the ObamaCare exchanges, formally known as the Multi-State Plan Program. MAXIMUS Federal Services won the contract, worth up to $288,000, and will help the agency conduct reviews of consumer claims against the insurers participating in the exchanges.
• The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded a contract worth $19.3 million to Chemonics International to “support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to be able to influence public institutions” in Nigeria. The program will partner with “civil society coalitions,” the government, media, prominent figures and the private sector, and hopes to specifically benefit women, youth and other disadvantaged populations, according to contract documents.
• The State Department is continuing a contract with big-data firm Computer Sciences Corp., with the five-year addition worth upwards of $19 million. It has been working with the department for several years to roll out its new visa-processing system. This contract focuses on management and oversight efforts in seven countries, including France, Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave an $11.2 million award to Structural Associates to build a specialty care clinic on Fort Drum in New York, which will have an indoor connecter to an existing health facility on the base. The 23,800-square-foot project is expected to last about two years.
• The Department of Justice is spending $473,000 on about 900,000 yards of “mattress tape” in various colors for use by the Bureau of Prisons. Comade Inc., a company based in California, won the contract.
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