Chemonics International has released Request for Quotations (RFQ) No. UST-002 to solicit quotations from eligible organizations to provide Hostile Environment Awareness Trainings (HEAT) courses for Chemonics staff traveling to and working in Ukraine and Poland.

HEAT is designed to prepare participants to recognize the threats they may encounter in hostile environments. Courses must be facilitated by experienced trainers and take place in a controlled location over three (3) to five (5) days, not inclusive of travel, nor delays due to the security situation in Ukraine, to realistically recreate the rigors and stress of being fielded long, or short-term to a high- or extreme-risk environment. Training should be tailored to include hazards specific to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Training should be supervised by qualified psycho-social personnel (certified, professional experience, or educational background), given the possibility that staff may have been directly exposed to emotional stress and traumatic incidents.

The authorized USAID geographic code for this RFQ is Code 937. The cooperating countries for this RFQ are Ukraine and Poland.

Please contact Roberto Munster, EE UST Operations (, with questions regarding technical or administrative requirements for RFQ No. UST-002. Questions may be submitted no later than 5:00 PM local Washington, DC time on May 12, 2023. The deadline for offers in response to this RFQ is May 22, 2023, at 5:00 PM local Washington, DC time. Telephone requests will not be honored.

Find the full RFQ here: RFQ No. UST 002, Hostile Environment Awareness Trainings

Find the responses to questions here: Answers to Questions, RFQ No. UST 002, Hostile Environment Awareness Trainings.