USAID Releases Revised ADS Chapter 304, Selecting the Appropriate Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Instrument

On April 18, 2016, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) released the revised ADS Chapter 304, Selecting the Appropriate Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Instrument. In addition to addressing other matters, this will address the legal framework that informs selection of instrument decisions (ADS 304.3.1).

The Foreign Assistance Act is USAID’s principal authorizing legislation and provides the Agency the ability to make assistance and acquisition awards. The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act (FGCAA) prescribes criteria that the executive agencies must follow when selecting between contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

Read the full revised document.