AMEX is well recognized for its effectiveness in the delivery and performance of services on behalf of its clients. The firm is noted for its pragmatic, seasoned approach to technical assistance. AMEX has initiated and managed several profitable business operations in the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Most of these enterprises have been joint ventures, merging outside managerial and technological know-how with local institutions and resources.

Our History

AMEX International was established in 1982 in Washington, DC as an “American Exports” firm, specializing in the procurement and shipment of U.S. agricultural products to Africa and Eastern Europe. The name of the firm pays homage to the company’s early roots. AMEX’s principals, originally from West Africa, drew on their extensive private sector knowledge and experience to secure food aid contracts from USAID and the Department of Agriculture under P.L. 480 Title I and Title II. That law, later renamed the Food for Peace Act, enabled the U.S. to make in-kind donations of surplus food to countries overseas in response to humanitarian, economic development, and geopolitical concerns. The growth of federally-funded food assistance programs in the mid-1980s contributed significantly to AMEX’s early success in international development.

Driven by a commitment to advancing economic growth in Africa, the company expanded its operations in 1987 with the creation of an International Development Division dedicated to promoting private sector development and economic reforms. As a management and consulting firm, AMEX International continued its work with food-aid programs and with other development-related initiatives. As a small business, the company forged partnerships and worked on its own to design and implement activities in the U.S. and in countries overseas.

Today, AMEX provides technical assistance to governments, international institutions, and private corporations worldwide. The scope of its portfolio has grown to include democracy and governance, monitoring and evaluation, and institutional and manpower support for more than 100 projects in over 60 countries worldwide. AMEX’s corporate philosophy stresses sustainability, capacity building, and accountability. Our goal is to work collaboratively and in partnership with local communities and institutions to bring about long-lasting solutions to important development challenges.

"I could write many flowery comments about AMEX but in only a few words, AMEX is the sort of contractor that is very professional, easy to work with and one that we all wish other contractors could emulate”

Marilynn Bianco / Contracting Officer, USAID-OAA

Our Core Values

  • Results-driven assistance
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Responsiveness
  • Teamwork

Our Mission

AMEX works in partnership with government and other client agencies to achieve high-impact, sustainable results that improve the lives of people worldwide. Our solutions are responsive, flexible, and immediately increase the effectiveness and quality of client programs by providing the best technical expertise. We strengthen client operations and performance by creating efficiencies and applying sound management practices that give people access to information, foster learning, and allow for evidence-based decision-making. We are always looking for more effective and efficient ways to implement our global projects because the better we do, the greater the impact and the further the reach of every vaccination, every seed, and every dollar.

Contract Vehicles

General Services Administration (GSA)

The purpose of the contract is to provide Federal Agencies and State and Local Governments with access to carefully qualified contractors who can assist and advise them in all areas of management and management improvement.

  • Mission-Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS)
USAID Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC)

IQCs are pre-competed mechanisms used for procuring technical assistance in areas of immediate concern to USAID missions and other operating units. Missions can use IQCs to support development of their strategies as well as results package and activity design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. IQC services, including training and procurement of goods, can provide the resources that USAID staff and their partners need to improve performance, reform policy, and strengthen institutions.

  • International Rule of Law (ROL)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation IDIQ

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Our Clients

Some of our clients we enjoy working with

United States Agency for International Development
United States Department of Agriculture
The Development Gateway Foundation
The World Bank