Project Description

Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS II) Program


Project near South Ossetia border and Russia for flood protection. Photo Credit: Julie Appelhagen. Location: Republic of Georgia

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS II) project is a global program managed under a USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) contract that provides on-demand environmental compliance, management, and sound design support to USAID’s Environmental Officers, individual agency operating units and their projects and programs. GEMS II is a 5-year, $38 million contract awarded in late September 2013 to The Cadmus Group, Inc. under the GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) with The Cloudburst Group as a GSA Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) partner. This award allows The Cloudburst Group to join Cadmus in their continuation of work initiated under a predecessor contract of the same name.

Under GEMS II, Cadmus and The Cloudburst Group will continue to undertake Environmentally Sound Design and Management (ESDM) and environmental compliance training for USAID staff and implementing partners, environmental impact assessments, forestry and biodiversity assessments, reviews of USAID missions’ environmental compliance processes, environmental compliance document development and review support, on-demand research and analysis, and knowledge management services.

The CTA allows USAID direct access to The Cloudburst Group’s environmental compliance professionals to implement a broad range of environmental compliance, management, and sound design support services.