The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $345,060 grant to the Bahia State Infrastructure Secretariat (SEINFRA) to support the development of a plan for the modernization and expansion of Bahia's airport network in Northeastern Brazil.
The USTDA grant will fund technical assistance for two portions of SEINFRA's airport project. In specific, it will first help Bahia to prioritize upgrades for Feira de Santana Airport, which will serve as a key logistics hub for the state once the development of highways and rail lines in the region are completed. The second portion of the technical assistance will provide a program to upgrade the remainder of Bahia's airport network by identifying modernization needs and technologies that will allow night operations at eight priority airports.
The technical assistance grant complements USTDA's efforts under the U.S. Brazil Aviation Partnership, which was signed between the Brazilian and U.S. governments on April 9 during President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington.
SEINFRA will select a U.S. contractor to perform the technical assistance.
The opportunity to conduct the USTDA-funded technical assistance will be competed on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Website. A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA's Website
. Interested U.S. firms should submit proposals according to the instructions in the FBO announcement.