Building Foundations

From 2017-2019, Blumont worked to provide reliable, safe, and affordable water to 75,000 people in Yatta city and Beit Amra village.

Having worked in the West Bank and Gaza for 11 years on public infrastructure works including water and wastewater systems, roads, schools, health clinics, and power lines, Blumont was selected by USAID as one of the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) holders under the Building Foundations–Construction Services solicitation among four USAID Prime Construction Contractors. The five-year, $500 million IDIQ contract focused on infrastructure projects throughout the West Bank and Gaza.

In 2017, USAID awarded Blumont the Yatta Distribution Network Rehabilitation and Extension Project task order. The 16-month project aimed to construct three water reservoirs throughout the area, including transmission and distribution pipelines and all mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation necessities. Work also focused on rehabilitating access roads to the reservoirs, and aimed to reach previously unserved areas within the Yatta and Beit Amra localities with a population of around 75,000 people.

Due to conflict in the area in late 2018 and early 2019, USAID decided to stop work on Building Foundations task orders. While the Yatta Task Order closed three months early, Blumont was able to nearly complete construction and generated more than 1,500 full-time equivalent jobs for local workers.