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Urban Planning and Urban Growth Analysis

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 22, 2016  -  Deadline August 12, 2016
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Urban Planning and Urban Growth AnalysisSolicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0207 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0207 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT(S) AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC requires expert support for project appraisal, development and implementation related to projects targeting poverty reduction and economic growth investments through improved urban planning, and other land use related planning investments. The services are expected to be provided to support current or planned MCC investments in Cote d'Ivoire, Mongolia, Morocco and other MCC-eligible countries. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation. 9) The Consultant shall perform the tasks under this contract in MCC-eligible countries, in MCC offices in Washington DC as requested, and at his/her own facilities. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration: Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements: 1. Education - University degree in a field relevant to urban planning, urban and regional economics, and urban growth management. This may include fields such as planning, economics, law, business, finance, geography, public administration, or another related field. 2. General experience - Minimum 10 years documented experience working on matters of urban planning, urban economic analysis, and management of urban land use and urban growth. 3. Region of experience - Evidence of work related to urban planning, urban land use, and urban growth and management in developing and advanced developing countries, with experience in Africa and Asia desired. 4. Type of experience - Evidence of experience analyzing legal and regulatory texts governing planning and land use in urban environments; evidence of experience advising foreign governments on urban planning and urban growth management strategies; evidence of knowledge of social and resettlement impacts and opportunities related to urban expansion; evidence of experience analyzing, interpreting, and applying land management and land acquisition laws, regulations and procedures; experience analyzing urban land markets and making recommendations to enhance their efficient operations; experience analyzing the economic impacts of urbanization; experience analyzing and projecting future demand for land in urban areas. 5. Type of experience - Evidence of experience providing policy and programmatic recommendations to national and local governments and presenting them in an actionable, feasible manner. 6. Type of experience - Evidence of experience providing actionable, feasible recommendations to donor institutions on investments related to urban growth and ways to incorporate urban growth and urban expansion into donor programs. 7. Language and communications - Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English required 8. Ability to identify risks of policies, investments, or projects and identify appropriate, actionable mitigation measures 9. Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams Preferred Requirements: 1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in other languages desired, with French preferred MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 12, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on August 10, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0207 AND description of ‘Urban Planning' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Provision of Consultancy, Administrative Support and Logistics Services for Urban Planning Progr ...

United Nations Secretariat | Published July 10, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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UN Procurement Division in New York, on behalf of UN Habitat - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, hereby invites qualified firms to submit their Expression of Interest to participate in the upcoming competitive bidding exercise for the provision of Consultancy, Administrative Support and Logistics Services for Urban Planning Program in 17 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cities in support of UN Habitat. The Service Provider will have to deliver the following services: Vendors are supposed to be aware of specific Kingdom of Saudi Arabia restrictions and limitations in terms of working Visas process. It is mandatory that all vendors interested in fulfilling the requirement described are registered (or affiliated) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 1/ Consultancy and Expertise Services: o Urban Planning, Municipal Planning and Management o Urban data collection, statistics, reports and surveyors. o Land, Housing and Shelter o Solid Waste Management o Environment o Water and Sanitation o Monitoring and Evaluation o Economist o Infrastructure and Basic Services o Social development o Interprets and translators 2/ Administrative Support Services: o Organization of both international and domestic Travel, including Visas and Work Permits (Saudi Arabia Iqama issuance for those requiring one). o Provision of Consultants and Human Resources Experts, o Procurement of Office Equipment, supplies and Information Communication and Technology. o Database management and development. o Provision of Accommodation to international Consultants and Experts. 3/ Logistics Services: o Land transport, logistics support for domestic and international workshops and conferences including visa arrangements, security and transportation. The Contract shall be for an initial 1 year period with an option to extend for additional years. The full detail of the services shall be included in the Request for Proposal (RFP) document that will be issued after this EOI is closed.

Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) Project

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published August 23, 2010  -  Deadline September 22, 2010
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The purpose of this procurement is to complete three components regarding land reform in Afghanistan. The first component will deal with reform of land policy and the legal framework. LARA's second component concerns upgrading and formalization of squatter settlements in urban areas, plus the provision of technical support to local and national bodies involved in urban planning. The third component of LARA involve the physical process of land registration and land dispute resolution.

D--Notice of Intent to Award a Purchase Order to Elsevier B.V.

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Published January 9, 2012  -  Deadline January 23, 2012
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV intends to award a purchase order to Elsevier B.V. for licensing and electronic access to the following nineteen journals: Journal of Great Lakes Research, Ecological Indicators, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Catena, Journal of Arid Environments, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Ecological Economics, Landscape and Urban Planning, Aquatic Toxicology, Biological Conservation, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, Forest Ecology and Management, Ecological Modeling, Aquaculture, Environmental Pollution, Chemosphere, Journal of Hydrology, and Science of the Total Environment. The access includes nationwide USFWS license with unlimited usage for one year from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals rceived within fifteen days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is soley within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered soley for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

U--Sustainment and Provincial Planning Program (SAPP)

Department of the Army, U. S. Army Materiel Command | Published August 24, 2009  -  Deadline September 25, 2009
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THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO CONTRACTORS UNDER W52P1J-09-R-0211. This is a pre-solicitation notice only. A draft request for proposal is projected to be posted to Fedbizops on August 25, 2009. Performance is throughout Iraq. In accordance with DFARS 225.7703-2, only educational institutes headquartered and located in Iraq are eligible to propose. The United States Government (USG) has a need to procure and provide technical and other assistance to strengthen Iraqi provincial governments by developing their ability to deliver essential services to their respective communities through academic and practical training support in the following areas: procurement and contracting; construction management; urban planning; and operations and maintenance. This program is intended to meet the needs of the individual Iraqi governorates (provinces) as well as the operations and maintenance requirements for infrastructure assets donated by the USG to those Governorates through the Sustainment and Provincial Planning Program (SAPP). The USG intends to award multiple firm-fixed-price contracts to meet this effort. The estimated issue date of the formal solicitation is September 10, 2009.

Notice of Intent to Sole Source Award to Elsevier Inc

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Published November 17, 2009  -  Deadline December 31, 2009
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV intends to sole source award to Elsevier Inc for Internet Database Services with unlimited usage of the following online databases: Aquaculture, Aquatic Toxicology, Biological Conservation, Catena, Chemosphere, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology, Ecological Economics, Forest Ecology and Management, Journal of Hydrology, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Ecological Indicators, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Environmental Pollution, Ecological Modeling, Journal of Arid Environments, Landscape and Urban Planning, Science and the Total Environment, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and Journal of Great Lakes Research. The access includes nationwide USFWS license with unlimited usage for one year from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within forty-five days (thirty days if award is issued under an existing basic ordering agreement) after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

Notice of Intent to Award a Purchase Order to Elsevier Inc

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Published November 9, 2010  -  Deadline November 24, 2010
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV intends to award a purchase order to Elsevier Inc of New York, NY for licensing and electronic access to the following nineteen journals: Aquaculture, Aquatic Toxicology, Biological Conservation, Chemosphere, Ecological Economics, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Catena, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology-Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, Forest Ecology & Management, Journal of Hydrology, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Pollution, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Journal of Arid Environments, Ecological Modeling, Landscape and Urban Planning, Science of the Total Environment, and Journal of the Great Lakes. The access includes nationwide USFWS license with unlimited usage for one year from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within fifteen days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

Notice of Intent to Sole Source Award to Elsevier

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Published March 9, 2009  -  Deadline April 9, 2009
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center at Shepherdstown WV intends to sole source award to Elsevier for Internet access to eighteen (18) Elsevier journals via ScienceDirect. Subscription includes nationwide USFWS license,- unlimited usage subscription including 2009 electronic subscription to the following Journal Titles: Catena, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology, Forest Ecology and Management, Journal of Hydrology, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Ecological Indicators, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Arid Environments, Ecological Modeling, Landscape and Urban Planning, Science and the Total Environment, Aquaculture, Aquatic Toxicology, Biological Conservation, Chemosphere, Ecological Economics, and Trends in Ecology and Evolution. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services which the government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within 30 days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

Investment Development and Export Advancement Support Project in Macedonia

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published December 17, 2010
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The Investment Development and Export Advancement Support (IDEAS) Project will have the following components and expected results: Component A: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) / Domestic Investment (DI) / Export Facilitation and Investment Aftercare Improved This component will address three themes: 1) Implementation of the new GOM Industrial Policy for enhanced inter-ministerial coordination and streamlining of DI, FDI and aftercare Issues to be Resolved: Domestic and foreign investors are confronted with no clear and transparent system for facilitating investment or coordinating the development and management of national competitiveness policies and programs between ministries. Expected results within 4 years: 1) The current system for FDI/ DI facilitation and aftercare is streamlined and better coordinated; 2) The inter-ministerial coordination structure of the Industrial Policy is operational and effective; 3) Select programs described in the Industrial Policy are successfully launched and fully implemented with tangible results; 4) New FDI, DI, exports, and jobs have been created as a result of these efforts; 5) The GOM has monitoring and evaluation systems and capacity to monitor results; and 6) The private sector is involved with the implementation of the Industrial Policy; and through the Policy's structure the GOM accepts and responds to private sector requests in a coordinated fashion. 2) Development and Implementation of a comprehensive export promotion strategy and trade policies to support exports Issue to be Resolved: The Agency for Foreign Investments was recently granted authority to promote exports in addition to its original mandate to promote foreign investment. It will assume full responsibility for export promotion in 2011, but currently has no organizational capacity or expertise in this area. Expected results: Within 2 to 3 years the agency is capable of providing professional export promotion assistance resulting in increases in exports. A comprehensive export promotion strategy and supporting policies are in place and being implemented. Increases in new DI, FDI, exports, and jobs are realized and tracked by the Agency. 3) Continued Professionalization of the Public Procurement system Issue to be Resolved: Lack of professional procurement officers hampers competition, constrains new investment by domestic and foreign firms and reduces public confidence. In addition, the private sector that bids on government contracts is still unfamiliar with new procurement requirements and procedures. Expected results within 2 to 3 years: Use of the e-procurement system continues to grow, enabling the government to make real progress on achieving its targets for the e-procurement system. If appropriate, legislation for increasing the independence of PPB is passed. GOM procurement officials are trained and certified as procurement professionals and a formal procurement certification program is established and well functioning. In addition, the quality of goods and services provided to the GOM is enhanced and opportunities for corruption are decreased because access to public procurements for foreign and domestic firms is more fair and transparent as a result of more competent procurement professionals and knowledgeable private sector bidders. Component B: Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Enhanced Issue to be Resolved: Generally, there is a lack of standardized and transparent mechanisms for the private sector to effectively identify its needs and communicate them to the Government; the private sector lacks capacity to undertake diverse and productive approaches to advocacy; and the public sector lacks the capacity and resources to filter and analyze requests and provide a clear and confident response, when appropriate. Expected Results within 4 years: (1) Select chambers and business associations actively engage in professional advocacy using diverse and productive approaches without USAID support. (2) Sustainable and equitable public private dialogue mechanisms are established. (3) The media provides the following: transparency to private sector requests and government responses, a means for officials who champion reform to receive recognition, and a way for inactivity or non-responsiveness to be publicized. (4) One or more existing or new sustainable private sector organizations, like the NECC, are sustainable and serve as an equal counterpart to the Industrial Policy's Competitiveness Committee of Ministers and the Inter-Ministerial Expert Group and its input is incorporated into the development of Industrial Policy measures. Component C: Legal Framework on Planning and Permitting of Construction Land is Improved Issue to be Resolved: Spatial and urban planning in Macedonia is supposed to provide guidelines for national development and the efficient management and use of various types of land such as construction and agricultural land. However, the urban and regional planning process in Macedonia is complex and confusing, involving multiple national and sub-national agencies. This complexity often inhibits foreign and domestic investment because investors have difficulty buying and utilizing real property due to an incomplete and uncoordinated legal framework that results in unclear, lengthy and overly expensive procedures for obtaining land use and construction permits. Thus, many investors shy away from Macedonia and invest in other countries in the region. This component will only address the legal framework relative to the planning and permitting of construction land. This component will analyze, update, and amend the legal framework covering the processes and procedures related to planning and permitting of construction land, so that the process of planning and the issuing of construction permits is streamlined and more effective. Expected Results within 2 to 4 years: The legal framework is complete and coordinated resulting in clearer, less lengthy and expensive procedures for spatial and urban planning and construction permitting.

Submission Guidelines Revision

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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1 Purpose The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is seeking proposals from interested practitioners in the urban planning, design and related fields with expert knowledge of federal planning principles and the design review process to revise its Plan and Project Review Submission Guidelines. NCPC will award a contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The designated NAICS code is 925120 for the administration of urban planning and community and rural development. 2 Background The National Capital Planning Commission is the federal government’s planning agency for the National Capital Region. The 12-member Commission meets monthly to adopt, approve, or provide advice on plans, projects, and development proposals within the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. NCPC’s submission guidelines direct applicants through the agency’s consultation and review process. The guidelines explain what is required from applicants and set forth the conditions for NCPC’s review. These guidelines are a critical tool to the agency in carrying out its planning activities and implementing its regulatory authorities. The current submission guidelines were adopted in 1991, are ambiguous in certain sections and are not organized for user-friendly access. The goal is to evaluate and improve NCPC’s submission guidelines and review process to ensure that they are clear, current, consistent with agency policy, and easily accessible. The submission guidelines include: · The sequence of steps related to project review, from consultation to completion · Requirements of environmental and historic preservation documentation · Requirements for specific phases of project review · Requirements for projects that may be delegated to the Executive Director · Guidelines by limited project type (master plan, site plan, etc.) · Technical, administrative guidance on the specific requirements for submittal to the Commission, e.g., how to submit materials, number of copies to submit, contents of submission, etc. 3 Scope of Work and Deliverables The scope of work is to evaluate, and improve NCPC’s review process and submission guidelines to ensure that they are clear, current and consistent with agency policy. The contractor must have expert knowledge of federal planning principles and design review processes and a comprehensive knowledge of NCPC’s Plan and Project Review Program. Throughout the period of performance, the contractor will conduct on-site meetings and conference calls with NCPC staff to collect feedback on core issues and comments on drafts. The contractor shall provide the following services: 3.A.. Background Materials and Issues Development Task 3.A.1: The contractor will review relevant background materials, to include, but not limited to: · Existing submission guidelines. · Existing environmental and historic preservation guidelines. · Recent drafted revisions to the submission guidelines. · A list of NCPC’s authorities and related Commission actions. · The Comprehensive Plan. · Submission guidelines for 1-2 like agencies or review bodies (i.e. Maryland Capital Planning Commission). · Submission and project approval requirements for any federal, state or local agencies that NCPC may or should rely on during its review, to include but not be limited to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior (DOI), and District Department of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment and Virginia Department of Resources. Task 3.A.2: The contractor will conduct a comprehensive review of the submission guidelines and identify issues and problems in consultation with Project Manager and/or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) that should be addressed in the revision to include, but not limited to: · Whether the requirements at each phase of development are clear. · Outdated processes, regulations and Executive Orders mentioned within guidelines. · A list of major Executive Orders with implications for planning practice that could be addressed in the submission guidelines. · An assessment of the major project types (such as building, memorial, park, infrastructure) and whether each is adequately treated in the submission materials. · What types of projects are delegated to the Executive Director. · The conditions for items listed as Consent Calendar agenda. These are projects that the Commission must act upon, but without a staff presentation during its open session meetings. · Relevant project review issues not identified or adequately addressed in exiting guidelines and drafted revisions. · An assessment of the writing quality (clarity, “plain language”) Deliverables: Draft issue statement (narrative and/or annotated outline format). Task 3.A.3: The contractor will identify and interview officials of federal, state and local agencies with decisions that NCPC may rely upon in its reviews, to include but not limited to the DC SHPO, EPA, and the state environmental agencies with purview over stormwater and flooding. The purpose of the interviews is to determine how and whether to sequence those external decisions with NCPC’s requirements, to identify areas where the submission guidelines may not be sequenced appropriately and/or where content within the submission guidelines requires further development. Deliverables: A summary of responses in narrative and/or annotated graphic format. A revised issue statement that includes an analysis of the deliverable for task 3.A.2; and preliminary recommendations and broad content directions for the revised submission guidelines. 3.B. Environmental and Historic Preservation Requirements NCPC is currently updating its NEPA and Section 106 requirements. Task 3.B.1. The contractor will: · Coordinate with NCPC on NEPA and 106 requirements, including consultation meetings and review of materials. · Ensure that proposals to the submission guidelines are consistent with the revisions to the NEPA and 106 requirements. 3.C. Submission Guideline Development Task 3.C.1: The contractor will prepare an outline of potential alternative approaches to organizing the guidelines for user access. For example, consider separate sections by submission type (park, building etc.); or by geography; or by action (transfer of jurisdictions, DC projects in the central area, etc.). Contractor should consider at least two but no more than three alternative approaches to organizing the guidelines for user access. Recommend one approach to NCPC. Deliverables: An outline for the submission guidelines, including alternative approaches for organization, and a recommended approach. Task 3C.2.: The contractor will prepare drafts of the submission guidelines, to include but not limited to: 1. All proposed revisions to content 2. Revised organizational structure, as agreed to by NCPC 3. A “plain language” purpose and need statement—answer questions such as: “Why submit to NCPC?’ What’s the benefit? 4. A placeholder for a resources page, with links to relevant agencies and guidance Deliverables: · A first draft of the submission guidelines for NCPC review. · A second draft of the submission guidelines for NCPC review. · A final draft of the submission guidelines, which must be of finished-product quality for external review. This final draft will include a supplemental, annotated notes section. The purpose of the supplement is to briefly describe the purpose of each proposed change. · The final submission guidelines. 4 Period of Performance The period of performance will not exceed one year. 5 Primary Point of Contact and Questions Lucy Kempf Director, Urban Design and Plan Review and Contracting Officer’s Representative National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th street, NW, Suite 500 North Washington, DC 20004 Lucy.kempf@ncpc.gov Phone: 202-482-7257 6 Proposal Submission Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted in writing by 5:00 pm, August 27, 2015. The proposal must include a detailed firm-fixed price estimate to perform the services identified in the statement of work. Proposals must be submitted electronically to bizopps@ncpc.gov. The following information must be printed on the cover page of the quotation: 1) Solicitation Number: NCPC-15-04 2) Due Date: August 27, 2015 3) Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number 4) Closing Time: 5:00 pm EST. All proposals become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned. Proposals must include the following: Past Performance Record: The offeror shall identify three years of government past performance under one or more contracts/task orders that demonstrate relevant performance. “Relevant” is defined as work similar in complexity and magnitude to work and the work environment identified in this SOW. The NCPC is especially interested in past performance as it relates to delivery of products and services to small federal agencies. If an offeror determines it has no past performance data, it shall provide the following statement in lieu of the information requested: “(Insert offeror name) has determined that they possess no relevant past performance information in accordance with this RFQ.” For each past performance contract identified, the Offeror shall provide: Government Agency § Government Agency Size (number of full-time employees) § Project Title § Description of the Project § Contract/Task Order Number and Amount § Length of contract § Period of performance (dates) § COR, address, phone number and email address § Contracting Officer, address, telephone number and email address § Current status, e.g. completed and/or in progress, start and estimated completion dates § Quality of Past Performance narrative including a discussion of actual performance under each contract listed, including problems encountered; how they were resolved; the timeliness of deliverables required; how costs were controlled; business relationships; management of key personnel; and, any other areas deemed necessary to provide insight into actual performance issues § A brief narrative of why the offeror believes this reference is relevant to application in a small federal agency. 7 Evaluation Criteria The NCPC intends to make a single award to the responsive and responsible firm whose quote is most advantageous to the NCPC, price and non-price related factors considered. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 6.1. The NCPC will evaluate the offeror’s past performance record, including how this performance would best meet the needs of a small federal agency. · Quality: Determine whether the offeror has consistently demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality products or services. · Timeliness: Determine whether offeror has consistently demonstrated a commitment too timeliness of performance. · Cost-control: Determine whether the offeror has consistently demonstrated commitment to cost control. · Business relationships: Determine whether offeror has consistently demonstrated commitment to good business relationships with their clients. Evaluation of past performance will be a subjective assessment based on consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances. It will not be based upon absolute standards of acceptable performance. If no performance record has been identified, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably and will receive a neutral rating on this factor. Each offeror must provide the past performance information requested or affirmatively state that it possesses no past performance record. 8 Type of Contract This is a Firm-Fixed Price Contract. 9 Small Business This solicitation is set aside for small businesses. 10 OTHER The Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) @ http://www.federalcontractorregistry.com. Vendors previously registered in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov must register in SAM.

Investment Development and Export Advancement Support (IDEAS) Project

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published April 27, 2010
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Synopsis The United States Agency for International Development, Regional Services Center (RSC), Budapest, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) on behalf of its client Mission, USAID Macedonia, in anticipation of the procurement of a cost plus fixed fee completion contract that will implement a four year project entitled the Investment Development and Export Advancement Support (IDEAS) project to be implemented in Macedonia. The Investment Development and Export Advancement Support (IDEAS) Project will have the following components and expected results: Component A: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) / Domestic Investment (DI) / Export Facilitation and Investment Aftercare Improved This component will address three themes: •1) Implementation of the new GOM Industrial Policy for enhanced inter-ministerial coordination and streamlining of DI, FDI and aftercare Issues to be Resolved: Domestic and foreign investors are confronted with no clear and transparent system for facilitating investment or coordinating the development and management of national competitiveness policies and programs between ministries. Expected results within 4 years: 1) The current system for FDI/ DI facilitation and aftercare is streamlined and better coordinated; 2) The inter-ministerial coordination structure of the Industrial Policy is operational and effective; 3) Select programs described in the Industrial Policy are successfully launched and fully implemented with tangible results; 4) New FDI, DI, exports, and jobs have been created as a result of these efforts; 5) The GOM has monitoring and evaluation systems and capacity to monitor results; and 6) The private sector is involved with the implementation of the Industrial Policy; and through the Policy's structure the GOM accepts and responds to private sector requests in a coordinated fashion. •2) Development and Implementation of a comprehensive export promotion strategy and trade policies to support exports Issue to be Resolved: The Agency for Foreign Investments was recently granted authority to promote exports in addition to its original mandate to promote foreign investment. It will assume full responsibility for export promotion in 2011, but currently has no organizational capacity or expertise in this area. Expected results: Within 2 to 3 years the agency is capable of providing professional export promotion assistance resulting in increases in exports. A comprehensive export promotion strategy and supporting policies are in place and being implemented. Increases in new DI, FDI, exports, and jobs are realized and tracked by the Agency. •3) Continued Professionalization of the Public Procurement system Issue to be Resolved: Lack of professional procurement officers hampers competition, constrains new investment by domestic and foreign firms and reduces public confidence. In addition, the private sector that bids on government contracts is still unfamiliar with new procurement requirements and procedures. Expected results within 2 to 3 years: Use of the e-procurement system continues to grow, enabling the government to make real progress on achieving its targets for the e-procurement system. If appropriate, legislation for increasing the independence of PPB is passed. GOM procurement officials are trained and certified as procurement professionals and a formal procurement certification program is established and well functioning. In addition, the quality of goods and services provided to the GOM is enhanced and opportunities for corruption are decreased because access to public procurements for foreign and domestic firms is more fair and transparent as a result of more competent procurement professionals and knowledgeable private sector bidders. Component B: Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Enhanced Issue to be Resolved: Generally, there is a lack of standardized and transparent mechanisms for the private sector to effectively identify its needs and communicate them to the Government; the private sector lacks capacity to undertake diverse and productive approaches to advocacy; and the public sector lacks the capacity and resources to filter and analyze requests and provide a clear and confident response, when appropriate. Expected Results within 4 years: (1) Select chambers and business associations actively engage in professional advocacy using diverse and productive approaches without USAID support. (2) Sustainable and equitable public private dialogue mechanisms are established. (3) The media provides the following: transparency to private sector requests and government responses, a means for officials who champion reform to receive recognition, and a way for inactivity or non-responsiveness to be publicized. (4) One or more existing or new sustainable private sector organizations, like the NECC, are sustainable and serve as an equal counterpart to the Industrial Policy's Competitiveness Committee of Ministers and the Inter-Ministerial Expert Group and its input is incorporated into the development of Industrial Policy measures. Component C: Legal Framework on Planning and Permitting of Construction Land is Improved Issue to be Resolved: Spatial and urban planning in Macedonia is supposed to provide guidelines for national development and the efficient management and use of various types of land such as construction and agricultural land. However, the urban and regional planning process in Macedonia is complex and confusing, involving multiple national and sub-national agencies. This complexity often inhibits foreign and domestic investment because investors have difficulty buying and utilizing real property due to an incomplete and uncoordinated legal framework that results in unclear, lengthy and overly expensive procedures for obtaining land use and construction permits. Thus, many investors shy away from Macedonia and invest in other countries in the region. This component will only address the legal framework relative to the planning and permitting of construction land. This component will analyze, update, and amend the legal framework covering the processes and procedures related to planning and permitting of construction land, so that the process of planning and the issuing of construction permits is streamlined and more effective. Expected Results within 2 to 4 years: The legal framework is complete and coordinated resulting in clearer, less lengthy and expensive procedures for spatial and urban planning and construction permitting. More background information and reference materials can be located at: http://macedonia.usaid.gov under "Documents and Reports". This will be a full and open competition and the procedures set forth in FAR Part 15 shall apply. Interested firms can register and use the Interested Vendor List (IVL) on the FedBizOpps page: http://www2.fbo.gov/EPSVendorsManual/VG6-Interest.html, so that firms can contact one another for consideration of teaming arrangements and/or small business subcontracting opportunities in response to this solicitation. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541990. The small business size standard is $7 million. In accordance with FAR 5.102(d) availability of the solicitation is limited to this electronic medium only. The solicitation will be posted herewith at FEDBIZOPPS web page (www.fedbizopps.gov) on or about May 12, 2010 or not less than fifteen (15) days after this notice is issued. Please do not contact USAID/Macedonia. All communication must be through this office. Questions must be directed to Ms. Szidonia Szekeres and Mr. Clement J Bucher, U.S. Agency for International Development, email: sszekeres@usaid.gov, cbucher@usaid.gov and atusjak@usaid.gov. We anticipate making one direct award for the implementation of this project. The release of this notice in no way obligates USAID or the US Government to release an RFP or make an award of any type.

76--One year Online access to Journals and Proceedings

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 4, 2014
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This contract action was accomplished using other than competitive procedures because there is only one responsible source and no other supplies or service will satisfy agency requirements (FAR 6.302-1). See posted J&A for further information. Notice of Intent to Award W912EK-14-T-0008 US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, intends to solicit on a sole source basis under the authority of FAR 6.302-1 to American Society of Civil Engineers, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) - Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements. American Society of Civil Engineers is the only know source that offers online access to the ASCE databases of 29 journals and 315 proceedings. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 12:00pm CST on 26 December 2013. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. No RFP will be issued based upon this Notice of Intent. Interested parties may submit any information for consideration by the Government to Rebecca.M.Costello@usace.army.mil with solicitation number referenced in the subject line. Specifications The following specifications are required for a vendor in supplying American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journals and proceedings: a) Online access to the ASCE databases of journals and proceedings. b) Furnish support staff for IP modifications and other technical issues pertaining to website/database. c) Supply usage statistics and complimentary articles for material beyond subscribed date range if/when requested. d) Material must be full text, including photographs, images, tables, graphs, etc. e) Newest issue must be available with no time embargoes or schedule delays. f) The government retains archive access to subscribed material. g) Provide access to purchased archive collection (if applicable). h) One (1) website database supplying right of entry. i) All material must be quoted to include delivery to the US Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District, 1500 Rock Island Drive, Rock Island, IL, 61201. j) All material must be delivered to the Rock Island District no later than 01 January 2014 and will expire on December 31, 2014. Attachment A 1. Including the available 32 online American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journals: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering Journal of Engineering Mechanics Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics Journal of Environmental Engineering Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste Journal of Hydraulic Engineering Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management International Journal of Geomechanics Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction Journal of Management in Engineering Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice Journal of Bridge Engineering Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction Journal of Structural Engineering Journal of Infrastructure Systems Journal of Transportation Engineering Journal of Urban Planning and Development Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Journal of Aerospace Engineering Journal of Architectural Engineering Journal of Cold Regions Engineering Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering Journal of Energy Engineering Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice Journal of Surveying Engineering Natural Hazards Review 2. Including all of the available 315 online American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) proceedings.

ISAF COIN Contracting Economic Enterprise Cell

Department of the Army, CENTCOM - Joint Theater Support Contracting Command | Published September 20, 2011  -  Deadline September 28, 2011
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General Information 1.1. Description of services/Introduction: This is a non-personnel services contract, providing support to US military for improving local capacity building and development while maintaining transparency. Such contract service providers shall be accountable to the Headquarters International Security Assistance Force (HQ ISAF CJ4), and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) who, in turn is responsible to the Government. 1.2. Background: USFOR-A serves as the command and control headquarters for U.S. forces operating in Afghanistan. USFOR-A mission, in coordination with the Afghan Government and HQ ISAF, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Afghanistan is undergoing a transition from authoritarianism to democracy. HQ ISAF CJ4 and USFOR-A will jointly assist Afghanistan achieve economic growth, through the use of an Afghanistan First Policy. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will contribute to the development of the Afghan economy by increasing local procurement of goods and services. Presently, there are challenges associated with obtaining reliable information and access to the local marketplace in Afghanistan. Additionally, there are finite resources with which to develop and build capacity in Afghanistan. By hiring a service contractor who possesses detailed knowledge of the local economy, it is believed that gaps in current efforts will be bridged in order to increase economic development, which will shape the impressions and attitudes of Afghanistan. 1.3. Objectives: The Contractor shall provide a team of highly qualified experts capable of satisfying deliverables and tasks as required. Contractor shall have all personnel on station in Afghanistan and in place performing services as listed per position in Part 4, not later than 75 days after award. 1.4. Scope: U.S. Military lacks key information and the capability to meet the requirements of the Afghan First Policy and the principles set out in COMISAF's Counterinsurgency (COIN) Contracting Guidance. The Contractor will provide USFOR-A and HQ ISAF CJ4 with the support, visibility, and business intelligence necessary to maximize the procurement process and to identify capable and competitive pools of vendors. The contractor shall provide administrative staff support services with expertise in: law, economics, enterprise development, micro-enterprise research and evaluation, mobile financial services, administration, transportation and roads, energy, water and sanitation, regional and urban planning, infrastructure policy, infrastructure regulatory, strategic management, and anti-corruption. The Government requires all work products and activities to be based on thorough research, all applicable laws and regulations, official Government policy guidance, irreproachable ethical behavior, and sound business judgment. Contractor shall use its professional judgment and experience to suggest improved strategies, question non-conforming practices, make recommendations for correction of deficiencies and provide suggestions to their designated work centers. 1.5. Period of Performance: The period of performance for this contract will be for 12 months following the effective date and will include a 75 day mobilization period, if awarded to a non-incumbent contractor. Performance is required to commence 75 days after contract award. The contract includes one option period. The total term of the contract shall not exceed a total of 24 months. The Period of Performance is as follows: Base Year: 30 September 2011 through 29 September 2012 Option Year One: 30 September 2012 through 29 September 2013 The government reserves the right to extend the term of this contract at the prices set forth in accordance with the term and conditions in clause 52.217-9 entitled, "Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.

LOKAL PLUS (Limiy ak Oganizayon pou Kolektivite yo ale lwen (Local Governance Project)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published April 16, 2012
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The new local governance project will assist with coordination of USG implementers in communes targeted for LOKAL Plus services to ensure USG programs are accountable to local institutions, to align efforts, and to seek synergies. LOKAL Plus will build the capacity of local institutions to respond to their constituencies and to promote their own development agenda. Most importantly, the efforts of LOKAL Plus will consolidate the gains made in other USG program areas such as health, rule of law, and urban planning by increasing the ability of targeted municipalities to leverage these services as a strategy for sustainability and economic growth. Finally, the project will support and complement the Haitian government’s own recently launched decentralization program. LOKAL Plus will help to improve public services in targeted communes through the following five project results: Strengthening the capability of communal governments to provide services; Generating a sustainable increase in local revenues to pay for local services; Leveraging greater access to central government funding and services; Improving national-level policy and legislation in support of decentralization and deconcentrated services; and Increasing transparency, oversight and accountability of local governments and deconcentrated service providers. These project results, pulling in tandem, will improve service delivery in targeted communes which will help the USG achieve its goal of a more stable and economically viable Haiti. LOKAL Plus will help to improve public services in targeted communes through the following five project results: Strengthening the capability of communal governments to provide services; Generating a sustainable increase in local revenues to pay for local services; Leveraging greater access to central government funding and services; The Government of Haiti is highly centralized economically as well as politically. The Port-au-Prince metropolitan area accounts for more than 65% of the country’s economic activity and 85% of tax revenues. Most public services are concentrated in the capital. The government’s weak institutional capacity to deliver basic public services is particularly acute at the local level, especially municipalities and secondary cities located at a distance from the metropolitan area, including virtually all rural areas. LOKAL Plus will help to improve public services (in targeted communes) through five intermediate sub-results. For contracting purposes these five will be termed “preferred outcomes” as follows: 1 Strengthened capability of communal governments to provide services; 2 Achievement of a sustainable increase in local revenues for local services; 3 Greater access to central government funding and services; 4 Improved national-level policy and legislation in support of decentralization and deconcentrated services; and 5 Increased transparency, oversight and accountability of local governments and deconcentrated service providers. If achieved, these preferred outcomes, pulling in tandem, will improve service delivery in targeted communes which, for the reasons stated above, will help the USG achieve its goal of a more stable and economically viable Haiti. The Contractor will identify criteria for selecting partner communes, including those listed below, and follow an approved methodology for approaching, assessing, and ultimately selecting target communes. The final selection of target communes will be an iterative process outlined in the Deliverables section. Furthermore, over the course of the program, the targeting of partner communes for LOKAL Plus services will retain an element of flexibility in order to take into account political will and shifts in public policy. Criteria for selecting partner communes will include the following: evidence of local political will and willingness to engage in partnerships for program support; opportunities for synergy with GOH’s Katye Pam Pose program; neighboring communes where there are inter-communal issues related to other investments such as the northern industrial park, and shared risks of flooding within critical watersheds; building upon and extending LOKAL and OTI support for municipalities including pilot efforts underway in fiscal mobilization and updating of the local property tax census; and opportunities for synergy with ongoing or forthcoming USG programs and other development partners or donors. The following list shows illustrative commune clusters: Port-au-Prince Corridor: Croix des Bouquets, Ganthier, Carrefour. Saint-Marc Corridor: Saint-Marc, Arcahaie, Cabaret. Cap-Haitien Corridor: Limbé, Limonade, Caracol, Fort-Liberté. LOKAL Plus will target 6-10 communes over the life of the project. The Contractor may elect to propose a staged expansion of LOKAL Plus services into target communes rather than intervening in all target communes in the first year.

C--Indefinite-Quantity Architect Engineering Contract for design services and preparation of engineering studies and requests for proposal.

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published February 1, 2008  -  Deadline March 3, 2008
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Indefinite-Quantity A-E Contract for design services and preparation of engineering studies. Types of projects needing plans and specifications include miscellaneous renovation/repair and new construction ranging between $100,000 and $5M with design-build RFP preparation up to $20M and will be located at Naval Support Activity Crane, Crane, Indiana,. The majority of the work is anticipated to be at Naval Support Activity Crane, Crane, Indiana and some work may be required at Department of Navy locations in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The total A-E fee for the contract shall not exceed $1,000,000. The contract will remain in effect for one year. A second year option for an additional $1,000,000 may be exercised at the discretion of the Government. A minimum fee of 5% of the estimated maximum price of the contract is guaranteed. The design contract scope will require architectural, mechanical, fire protection, electrical, civil, (including railroad de! sign), structural (including energetic and explosives hazards, and blast resistant design), and minor environmental disciplines. The work includes preparation of plans (in Autocad Release 2006 or later), specifications (using SPECSINTACT system), design basis and code analysis documents, and construction cost estimates (using WinEstimator/MEANS cost estimating system) for all types of new facilities and/or upgrades of existing facilities. Also studies, engineering economic analysis, collateral equipment lists, project preliminary hazard analysis, permit application preparation, interior design, contractor submittal review, Title II Inspection, operation and maintenance support information (OMSI), planning and concept studies (for master planning, traffic analysis, urban planning, etc.), military construction project planning and project program development, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Studies, and as-built preparation may be required. Designs, studies, and ! RFP Prep may include work with energetic and explosive hazards includi ng blast resistant design. All work shall be in English or metric units at Governments discretion. This work may involve dealing with asbestos, lead and other hazardous waste. The A-E may be required to conduct a comprehensive asbestos/lead paint survey and provide a design which will support the removal and disposal of hazardous material in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the states in which the projects are located. Firms must be able to accept work which involves asbestos, lead paint and hazardous materials. Proper accreditation is required for asbestos and lead in each state or by the EPA. The A-E will be required to conduct extensive on-site investigations to obtain data for design. MILCON design-build RFPs will require cost estimates to be done in M-Caces Cost Estimating System. Significant evaluation factors (in order of importance): 1. Professional Qualifications: Submit a matrix for proposed design team(s), including alternatives, that contains ! the following data about the member?s assignment: Team member?s name, firm name, office location, proposed team assignment, % time to be spent on this team, highest education level/discipline (example: BS, mechanical engineering), states of professional registration, number of years of professional experience, number of years with the firm. Also for project managers and team leaders, identify the number of teams (design, consultants, and joint venture partners) they have managed over the past five years. 2. Specialized Experience: Provide a description of germane, recent projects, with clients, for which team members provided a significant technical contribution. Work on these projects must have been done in the last five years. Indicate how each project is relevant to the work described herein. In matrix form, identify which team members worked on the projects described above. Projects shall be in the left column and team member names shall be across the top row of the! matrix. Describe the firms experience with the SPECSINTACT system, th e M-Caces cost estimating system, the WinEstimator/MEANS cost estimating system. 3. Past Performance: Provide a tabular listing of all excellent performance ratings and letters of commendation from both private and DOD clients (designate your role: prime, consultant or joint venture partner). These ratings should be dated 2002 or later and should include those for joint venture partners and include the following data: clients contact, clients need date, design completion date, and final cost estimate compared to the contract award amount (note whether bid or negotiated). 4. Capacity: Submit an organizational chart with the following submission: Principal point of contact, project manager, team leaders, name of each design team member, all team member associates, and the name of at least one alternative for each key person. A-E shall provide a listing of present business commitments and their completion dates. 5. Location: Location of the firm in the general geograp! hical area of the project. 6. Volume: Volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense. Interested firms must list in block 9 of the SF330 the amount and dates of all DOD fees for A-E/E-S services awarded and negotiated with awards pending between 1 November 2002 and 1 November 2007. At the selection interview, A-E firms slated for interviews must submit their Design Quality Assurance Plan (DQAP), including an explanation of the management approach, an organizational chart showing inter-relationship of management and design team components, specify quality control process, a portfolio of design work (both new construction and upgrades to existing facilities), financial and credit references, and performance references. After award the A-E shall provide a Site Safety Plan and an Activity Hazard Analysis for each project. A-E firms wishing to be considered must submit a SF330 by close of business, March 3, 2008. This is not a request for proposal.

NATIONWIDE FEASIBILITY AND OTHER STUDIES FOR PBS COURTHOUSES AND FEDERAL BUILDINGS

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published April 17, 2009  -  Deadline May 18, 2009
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The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Contracting and Facilities Division (PGE) is seeking contractors to provide Nationwide Feasibility and Other Studies for Courthouses and Federal Buildings for issues of national impact. The Government intends to award a minimum of three (3) National Indefinite Delivery - Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contracts pursuant to procedures established by the Brooks Act and FAR Subpart 36.6, with a base year and four 1-year options, for a total of five (5) years. Of the five potential awards, up to two awards will be awarded to Unrestricted Businesses and one award will be 100% Set-Aside for Small Businesses. Each contract, whether Unrestricted or Small Business ventures would require numerous specialty consultants and subcontractors. The contracts would be nationwide in scope (i.e. all States and US Territories). The Government reserves the right to make multiple awards. Scope: The scope of the work is to provide feasibility and other studies for GSA on a national basis when needed. In GSA's Capital Investment and Leasing Program, the feasibility study evaluates various housing options for court operations and provides the justification for the selected housing scheme. The study provides the necessary support for the request for site and design funding. In the Feasibility Study phase, the project team, their customer, and national stakeholders consider alternatives and set a course of action for the project. At a minimum, studies may include: - Courthouses - Land Ports of Entry - Office Buildings - Laboratories - Post Offices; and - Data Processing Centers Design work is also included as part of the solicitation, for example, repair and alteration work, renovations, or other incidental design services. The contract will be made to the most technically qualified Architecture-Engineering (A-E) firms in the United States using FAR Part 36 and the Architect-Engineer Brooks Act procurement procedures. Objective: The objective of this SOW is to procure the services of multiple national Contractors who will be available to begin, conduct, and complete successful feasibility studies of high and consistent quality when the need arises. Description of Services: The Contractor shall prepare feasibility studies for courthouses and federal buildings, and other studies for issues of national impact. For a detailed description of the type of tasks to be performed, please see GSA Courthouse Feasibility Study Guide, August 27, 2007, which will be made available as part of this solicitation. Interested Contractors shall use and refer to this Guide in preparing their responses. Contractors shall also refer to the U.S. Courts Design Guide 2007 and 2005 Facilities Standards (P100), both available at www.gsa.gov. The level of services required from the Contractor may vary, depending on GSA's needs throughout the life of the contract. All work will be performed based on firm, fixed price task orders issued, as needed, under the basic contract for services. The fixed price of these task orders shall include the cost for all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided). Further, the Contractor shall plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all services described in the respective task order. The contract is national in scope, supporting projects, on an as-needed basis, within all eleven GSA Regions and the GSA Central Office. Disciplines: The disciplines for this requirement may include at a minimum: architects, engineers and real estate professionals. Required Skills/Qualifications: The Contractor shall have the following experience and qualifications: 1) A full service A-E firm with sufficient capability and expertise to perform the work required; 2) At least five years of specialized experience in programming, planning, and design of courthouses, office buildings, or other building types comprising GSA properties; 3) At least five years of specialized experience in real estate activities such as appraisals, site selection, zoning, and ANSI/BOMA Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings, and 4) A comprehensive team with experience in studies; urban planning; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and acoustical engineering: seismic, blast, and security issues and concerns: and real estate activities. Architecture and Engineering (A/E) Services require performance by licensed architects and/or registered engineers or their employees. Deliverables: The specificity of the required deliverables will be defined at the issuance of specific project requirements issued as work orders on a case-by-case basis. Typically, the feasibility study will be developed through four submissions: 1) initial outline; 2) working copy of identified viable alternatives and criteria for comparative analysis; 3) preliminary submittal (90%), and 4) final completion. Delivery Schedule: The schedules for the delivery of cost estimates or other services as required will be defined in specific statements of services upon issuance of individual task orders. Security Requirements: The Contractor shall comply with PBS Order 3490.1, Document Security for Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) Paper and Electronic Building Information 2002. Use of GSA IT systems is restricted to Contractor employees that meet the requirements of the President's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (the common identification standard for Federal employees and Contractors), commonly known as HSPD-12. At least one Contractor employee shall apply for and obtain a favorable HSPD-12 clearance. Contractor personnel requiring routine access to a courthouse or other federal building shall obtain a favorable HSPD-12 clearance. For intermittent access, contractor personnel shall be accompanied by Government personnel. Location: The services performed under this contract will be provided to GSA, PBS, Office of the Chief Architect and Construction Programs, and to include GSA Regional Offices as follows: (1) New England, Boston, MA; (2) Northeast & Caribbean, New York, NY; (3) Mid Atlantic, Philadelphia, PA; (4) Southeast-Sunbelt, Atlanta, GA; (5) Great Lakes, Chicago, IL; (6) The Heartland, Kansas City, MO; (7) Greater Southwest, Fort Worth, TX; (8) Rocky Mountain, Denver, CO; (9) Pacific Rim, San Francisco, CA; (10) Northwest/Arctic, Auburn, WA; (11) National Capital, Washington, DC. Performance Period: The contract performance period is for a 12-month base year with four one-year options, for total possible contract duration of five (5) years. Performance shall commence upon issuance of a Notice to Proceed following award of the contracts, and issuance of individual Task Orders for specific projects/tasks. Issuance of Task Orders: GSA/PBS intends to make multiple awards for this requirement. Upon award, all services will be procured through the issuance of individual task orders, each defined by a separate scope of work. FAR 16.505(b)(1)(i) requires the contracting officer to provide each awardee a fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $3,000 issued under multiple delivery-order contracts or multiple task-order contracts. The only exceptions to this requirement are those stated in FAR 16.505(b)(2). All competitive requirements will be competed using the Brooks Act procedures under FAR Part 36.6. Evaluation Factors for Award: The evaluation factors for award below are compliant with the Brooks Act Procedures. The proposal must address the type of work described in the GSA Courthouse Feasibility Study Guide, August 27, 2007. All competing firms shall use the Standard Form 330. The contractor will be evaluated for selection based on the evaluation criteria below: Factor 1: Experience and Past Performance - 40% (In table and/or matrix format) At least five years of specialized experience in programming, planning, and design of courthouses, office buildings, or other building types comprising GSA properties. At least five years of specialized experience in real estate activities such as appraisals, site selection, zoning, and ANSI/BOMA Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings. Propose a comprehensive team with experience in studies; urban planning; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and acoustical engineering; seismic, blast, and security issues and concerns; and real estate activities. Firm's past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, and compliance with performance schedules and applicable standards. Factor 2: Proposed Team/Personnel Qualifications and Experience - 40% The firm must be a full service A-E firm with sufficient capability and expertise to perform the work required under the contract. Document registrations, licenses, and other professional affiliations or accreditations needed for satisfactory performance of the contract. Describe compatibility of the team's previous working experience on similar projects. In a matrix format, summarize the qualifications, professional designation, education, and other significant background information for the key members of the team. For all key personnel, identify the anticipated duties of the person as full-time or part-time, and identify the person as an employee of the A-E firm or as an employee of a consulting firm. Team members must be able to use computer-based tools typically associated with GSA projects, for example Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Contractor team members must be proficient in the Microsoft Windows Professional suite of software applications. Factor 3: Study Approach and Methodology - 20% Summarize, in narrative form, the firm's track record in meeting the needs of at least three previous clients, preferably Federal, State, and local governments, with regard to performance schedules and level of services required. Identify the firm's quality control plan set-in place to guarantee development, review, and delivery of acceptable products. Address in narrative form the firms experience in providing feasibility studies for courthouses, federal buildings and other studies of issues of national impact. As part of the approach and methodology, describe the location(s) of team offices, sufficient staff and technical resources available, not committed to other contracts, demonstrates the firm's capability to undertake and accomplish the work required under this contract in the time frames required by GSA. If other than small business, the firm must also demonstrate a pro-active effort to achieve the stated subcontracting goals with respect to the level of small, disadvantaged, and women-owned business concern participation in the performance of the contract. Prime Contractor demonstrates that it has the ability to provide: 1) the services described in the statement of work at the national level; 2) the services as a prime, and through teaming arrangements, at GSA Central Office and the 11 Regions; and 3) personnel nationwide by providing the availability of team personnel nationwide. Also, Prime Contractor demonstrates that it is located in the general geographic area of the project, and that the prime contractor, or its subcontractors who will be performing at that site, have knowledge of the locality of the project. Prime Contractor demonstrates that it has the ability to provide: 1) the services described in the statement of work at the national level; 2) the services as a prime, and through teaming arrangements, at GSA Central Office and the 11 Regions; and 3) personnel nationwide by providing the availability of team personnel nationwide. Also, Prime Contractor demonstrates that it is located in the general geographic area of the project, and that the prime contractor, or its subcontractors who will be performing at that site, have knowledge of the locality of the project. The GSA locations are: (1) New England, Boston, MA; (2) Northeast & Caribbean, New York, NY; (3) Mid Atlantic, Philadelphia, PA; (4) Southeast-Sunbelt, Atlanta, GA; (5) Great Lakes, Chicago, IL; (6) The Heartland, Kansas City, MO; (7) Greater Southwest, Fort Worth, TX; (8) Rocky Mountain, Denver, CO; (9) Pacific Rim, San Francisco, CA; (10) Northwest/Arctic, Auburn, WA; (11) National Capital, Washington, DC. The evaluation factors are in descending order of importance. If selected for an interview, the Firm shall be prepared to discuss all aspects of the Evaluation Criteria indicated above. The interviews will involve discussions on project concepts and their methods of furnishing the required services. In addition to the above, the contractor will be required to demonstrate their management approach and teaming arrangements/approach to perform services on a national level to provide feasibility studies and other studies to Central Office and the 11 Regions. Due to the nature of this project, strong oral and written communications will be evaluated in each subfactor above. Business Size Standard: This is a Partial Small Business Set-Aside. GSA, PBS will set-aside one (1) contract as 100% total small business set aside. GSA will evaluate small business set-aside offers using the evaluation factors referenced above. NAICS Code: The Primary NAICS Code is 541330, Engineering Services (For small business purposes: $4.5M in annual gross receipts for a period of three years). Submitting firms must indicate their size status and that of their sub-consultants. Large Business firms are reminded that the successful firm will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum extent practical with small, small disadvantaged, and small woman-owned firms as part of their original submitted team. Before award of the contract, the Firm (if not small business of $4.5M gross average, see NAICS Code) shall be required to present an acceptable Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with Public Law 95-507. As part of its commitment to socioeconomic initiatives of the U.S. General Services Administration. Public Buildings Service has established for fiscal 2009 subcontracting goals of 37% for small business, 6% for total small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 5% for woman-owned, 3% for HUBZone, 3% for service-disabled veteran-owned and 5% for veteran-owned. Guaranteed Minimum: The Guaranteed Minimum Order amount for each contract is $25,000 for the base year only. Maximum Order Limitation (MOL): Each IDIQ contract is expected to have a $2.0 million per year maximum order limitation for a period of five years totaling $10.0 million per contract Maximum Order Limitation (MOL). (Annual MOLs may carry over to the next year). Each task order will have a maximum ordering limitation (MOL) of $1.5M. Award of a Contract is contingent upon a successful audit and negotiation of labor rates and overhead and profit allowances. Task orders are subject to the fund availability at the time of award of the task order. The contracts to be awarded hereunder are procured under the Brooks Architect-Engineers Act of 1972 (Pubic Law 92-582) and FAR Part 36.6. Submission of Qualifications: Firms having the capabilities to perform the services described in this announcement are invited to respond by submitting a completed Standard Form 330 - Architect - Engineer Qualifications on or before 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 18, 2009. All questions must be submitted via email by Friday, May 1, 2009 @ 12:00pm. Qualifications must be sent to the Contracting Officer, Ms. Virginia D. Burwell, General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Services (PBS), Contracting and Facilities Division (PGE), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4302, Washington, DC 20405. Facsimile copies of the submittal will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure that its submittal is received in a timely manner at the address designed above. All questions must be submitted in writing and emailed to the Contract Specialist, Ms. Paris N. Marshall at paris.marshall@gsa.gov. (NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE). Interested firms meeting the requirements described above must submit six (6) completed copies each of U.S. Government Standard Form 330, Parts I and II including any supplemental information necessary to further address the Selection Criteria. The following information MUST be on the outside of the sealed envelope: (1) Solicitation Number/Title; (2) Due Date; and (3) Closing Time. Only firms responding by the specified time will be considered for selection (Late responses are subject to FAR Provision 52.215-1). All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database to be considered for an award. Contractors may obtain information on registration via the internet at www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-888-227-2423. All questions concerning this announcement shall be directed to Ms. Paris N. Marshall (paris.marshall@gsa.gov) at (202) 219-1368.

USPSC - CS3 General Development Officer - Overseas

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published June 25, 2014  -  Deadline July 11, 2014
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Request for Personal Service Contractor USAID Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff Position Title: General Development Officer (Multiple Positions) Solicitation Number: SOL-OCR-14-000006 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent Hourly Rate: $40.99 - $53.28 (Equivalent Daily Rate: $327.92-$426.24) Issuance Date: June 25, 2014 Closing Date: July 11, 2014 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. EDT Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services overseas as a General Development Officer under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. The Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response (OCR), is hiring General Development Officers who will be U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs) on intermittent contracts providing support when changed circumstances in a country necessitate an increase in staffing or additional specialized skills. The USPSCs will be a part of CS3's "Firehouse" and those serving in the Firehouse must be prepared to work abroad in USAID missions and embassies, often with little time for preparations. Deployments can be for any period of time from 2 months to almost a full year. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1 Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) All full time paid positions, job title, location(s), and dates held (month/year), for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Please specify unpaid or part time work. Unless stated otherwise, part-time hours will be prorated at 20 hours worked per week. Unpaid, part-time and any experience that does not include dates (month/year) and locations will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) for all supervisors within the last 10 years. (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) Country of Citizenship. 2 A one page narrative demonstrating how you are qualified for the position. The narrative should take into consideration the selection criteria, describing your experience, training, education and/or awards you have received that are relevant to the position. If the narrative exceeds one page the additional pages will NOT be reviewed or evaluated. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and one page narrative addressing the selection criteria must be mailed, delivered, faxed, or emailed to: GlobalCorps 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: kshort@usaid.gov and gendevofficer@globalcorps.com Facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: Kyndra Short Telephone Number: (202) 567-5297 E-Mail Address: kshort@usaid.gov Website: www.globalcorps.com Facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Sincerely, Michael Clark Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC) General Development Officer (Multiple Positions) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OCR-14-000006 2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 25, 2014 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 11, 2014, 5:00 P.M EDT 4. POSITION TITLE: General Development Officer 5. MARKET VALUE: GS-14 equivalent hourly/daily rate ($40.99 - $53.28 / $327.92 - $426.24 - not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate's past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) option years STATEMENTS OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD/PLACE OF PERFORMANCE AND BENEFITS: The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform services overseas on a temporary, on-call basis as part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) / Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response (OCR), "Firehouse." The Personal Services Contractor(s) hired under this contract will provide up to a maximum of 250 workdays of services on an annual basis. The specific projects, as well as dates, number of days and locations to be worked will be determined by mutual agreement between the contractor and his/her CS3 supervisor according to requests made to CS3 by USAID overseas missions. This is an intermittent USPSC. There is no obligation by CS3 to provide assignments for a minimum number of days, and the contractor will be free to provide "blackout" dates during which he/she will not be available to accept assignments. Upon identification of a temporary need within the scope of work, CS3 will contact the contractor and provide the following information: 1. Date contractor is needed to report to CS3 or assignment in the field 2. Duration of Assignment 3. Place of Performance The contractor will notify CS3 whether he/she is available for the assignment within two business days. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a crisis may require the assignment to be curtailed or extended (not to exceed 250 days per year). The contractor shall notify CS3 at the time of commitment if his or her existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment, but will simply assist CS3 in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if unforeseen circumstances arise, and the contractor needs to curtail the assignment and leave post, the contractor must receive approval from CS3 and the Mission prior to departure. As services provided by the contractor are on a temporary, on-call basis, health and life insurance reimbursements will be provided on a prorated basis based on the number of days during which the contractor actually provides services. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Overseas There may be an initial orientation and training program in Washington, D.C. This may include formal classroom training, online training, on-the-job training and security training. After completion of appropriate training, the General Development Officer will be considered available for overseas assignment. 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response (OCR), is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support USAID missions abroad when faced with a natural disaster, political crisis, internal conflict or otherwise in need of surge staff support due to some unforeseen circumstance. Created in 2008, CS3 provides crisis staffing to USAID missions throughout the world with a full range of specialized expertise. Since then this office has provided over 20,000 days of mission support in deployments to countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Honduras, Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and many other countries. As a member of CS3's team of crisis responders, you would be available at short notice to bring to USAID missions your specialized skills in support of a mission's response to a crisis. USAID is striving to become an even more nimble and agile organization when responding to crises. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a crisis or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot always be fully addressed by a traditional USAID mission staffing. Yet timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed state. CS3 plays a unique role in USAID by ensuring the USAID mission has sufficient staff with the right skills during those critical golden hours. To respond quickly and effectively and meet USAID mission needs, CS3 retains a group of high level professionals and experts under (USPSCs intermittent contracts) as part of a "Firehouse". These knowledgeable and skilled professionals are rapidly available to missions to expand their capacity, augment their existing capability, fill in gaps, replace evacuated staff, or in some cases project USAID presence to field sites or non-presence countries. CS3 staff provide specialized skills in a range of areas from contracting to communications, program design, election monitoring, project management, development outreach, reporting, strategic planning, and others. As a member of the "Firehouse" you would play a crucial role in supporting USAID programs at a time when their success is most critical. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 13 of this solicitation. INTRODUCTION This position calls for an experienced professional with the presence, knowledge and the leadership skills to serve for the Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff at select USAID Missions abroad. The General Development Officer (GDO) will support USAID missions overseas in the design, development and management of mission programs in two or more of any of the following sectors: economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development. He/she may oversee and support a wide range of development programs in various locations and at various levels of government. He/she will generally be in sectors consistent with his/her experience, but the incumbent must also have the flexibility and experience to oversee general program design, development and management in a range of the above sectors supported by local and/or international technical expertise. The GDO may be called upon to develop strategies, analytical models and/or methodologies related to his/her technical expertise to contribute to mission planning. The GDO may also lead performance evaluations of existing or completed programs and oversee project modifications, re-design or closeout. The GDO performs under general administrative discretion with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. He/she will have formal decision making authority in broad program areas. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The incumbent will be responsible for liaising with the senior management officials at State Department, the US Regional Missions and with the U.S. Ambassador or his/her Representative in addition to the direct supervision of a Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director or his/her designee. The incumbent may also be required to liaise with senior management officials at other agencies of the US Government, international organizations, and the non-government community abroad as well as represent USAID to local officials, the private sector, diplomatic missions and international organizations. The incumbent may be responsible to visit program sites outside the primary office setting and to act according to USG protocol and regulations. The incumbent will provide authoritative advice and guidance to resolve, implement and manage policy issues within his/her area of development expertise and oversee local and international technical experts in a broad range of technical areas outside of his/her direct expertise. He/she will advise the agency, Mission, and other development collaborators about the range and relative effectiveness of Mission programs and contribute to overall mission planning. While every deployment is different, the incumbent may perform the following duties while deployed: ● Manage an office of local and expatriate personnel, excluding direct hire staff, responsible for a range of programs. ● Manage directly, or manage personnel managing contracts, grants and/or cooperative agreements to implement programs within the mission portfolio in a range of sectors, with Mission Director waiver approval. ● Report, monitor, advise and evaluate USAID programs in deployment areas of responsibility. The GDO works with USAID to modify current programs or design new ones in areas such as economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development. ● Overseeing, coordinating, and evaluating selected program operations for the Mission. ● Undertaking the planning, design, development, negotiation and implementation of projects as needed and possibly serving as Contracting Representative's Officer (COR) for select contracts and grants. ● Assisting with the management and oversight of grants, contracts, and purchase orders for which USAID is responsible. ● Serve as USAID's representative by establishing and maintaining contacts with representatives of local government and communities, including civil society organization, implementing partners, and other NGOs. ● Oversee administrative and accountability requirements related to USAID office operations and ensures these are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures. Handles logistics, administration and preparation of materials related to deployment areas of responsibility for the Mission. ● Maintains contact with senior management officials of the embassy, other USG agencies, bilateral and multilateral organizations and diplomatic missions. ● Serve as USAID's representative by establishing and maintaining contacts with high level officials of local government and international organizations, and representatives of civil society organizations, implementing partners, and NGOs. ● Ensures USAID is appropriately represented at functions and meetings; and each stakeholder has an understanding, appreciation, ownership, and participation in USAID supported programs. ● Consults, advises and mentors local government officials on development issues. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The General Development Officer will take direction from and will report to the Deputy Director of CS3 or his/her designee, and while on assignment, to a mission-based supervisor designated by the CS3 Deputy Director. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: During deployment, the supervisor at the USAID mission will set overall objectives and provide technical direction and day-to-day supervision. The employee and the supervisor together will develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished subject to mission approval and consistent with mission objectives, policies, and protocols. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision while remaining in line with agreed upon work plans and overall mission objectives. For the purpose of contract, personnel, training or general administrative matters, the CS3 Deputy Director (Washington, DC) or his/her designee will provide direction and oversight. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Firehouse members must obtain a Class 1 State Department medical clearance. CS3 Firehouse members may be in positions overseas that lead to unusual mental stress, and may require arduous physical exertion, by prolonged standing, by riding in and getting out of vehicles, and by operating manual or stick-shift motor vehicles. The duties may require: entering and maneuvering in facilities accessible only by stairs, long flight times, and carrying heavy baggage and items (over 30 pounds). The incumbent must be able to operate in an environment that requires endurance and ability to evaluate surroundings. Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing these functions efficiently and safely. 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in an office setting, though the contractor is likely to be assigned to areas where site visits and extraordinary travel time is involved and that may entail working out of temporary duty residences or hotel rooms. The contractor will travel as a U.S. government employee and is subject to Chief of Mission authority. As such, the contractor will be expected to conform to all embassy and/or USAID mission policies and procedures at his or her assignment location regarding housing, work hours, diplomatic protocols, and security. The contractor may be required to staff field offices or other locations off-site of the USAID mission or embassy. Many of the overseas environments in which the contractor may be required to work present a health risk such as: extreme air pollution, lack of potable water, or presence of waterborne and other communicable diseases. Special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, exposure to severe weather conditions, working in non-permissive environments, restrictions on movement and/or evacuations of a USAID mission or embassy may occur. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. 14. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the below requirements, including education and experience factors, are considered NOT qualified for the position. This position requires a thorough knowledge of programming, policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation and the objectives, methodology and status of the projects assigned and/or similar practices in USG or international development organizations based on internationally recognized best practices. Knowledge of the objectives and operations of the US government and/or similar program activities of other international donor organizations is highly desirable. • U.S. Citizen; • English Fluency; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance provided by USAID and a TOP SECRET clearance as designated and provided by USAID. A Top Secret clearance may be required for certain activations based on programmatic needs; • Ability to obtain a Department of State Class 1 worldwide medical clearance; Education & Experience Requirements (1) Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience pertinent to the specialized field, including, but not limited to International Development or other relevant field, including business, finance, urban planning, health, education, of which a minimum of six (6) years must consist of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs, Missions, international assistance organizations, or non-governmental organizations, in international development. Minimum of five (5) years of overseas field experience preferably in development or crisis contexts. Fluency in Arabic, French, Spanish, or Russian is preferred but not required OR (2) Master's degree with significant study in pertinent to the specialized field, including, but not limited to International Development or other relevant field, including business, finance, urban planning, health, education AND a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience of which a minimum six (6) years must consist of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs, Missions, international assistance organizations, or non-governmental organizations, in international development. Minimum of five (5) years of overseas field experience preferably in development or crisis contexts. Fluency in Arabic, French, Spanish or Russian is preferred but not required Other requirements • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. • A one page narrative submitted. See cover page for narrative requirements. • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. 15. SELECTION CRITERIA (100 Total) (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants.) Criteria 1: Demonstrated experience interacting and coordinating with various U.S. government, foreign government, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to achieve United States foreign policy and/or local development objectives; Familiarity/experience with internationally recognized best practices in international development policies and procedures for the programming of development assistance. (15 Points) Criteria 2: Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing complex socio-political issues and development challenges to high level audiences. Experience in representing an organization in negotiations with high level officials. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to independently function effectively under the pressure of tight deadlines and with a minimum support network. (15 Points) Criteria 3: Demonstrated experience in designing and managing development programs in at least two of the following or similar sectors - economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development. (25 Points) Criteria 4: Familiarity with the politics, economics, history and cultural mores of at least one region of the developing world gained through education and/or experience. Demonstrated ability to utilize a major foreign language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian) in the course of conducting business with local partners (FSI 3 equivalent or better). (15 points) Interview (30 Points) Satisfactory Professional References -- Pass/Fail Total Possible Points: 100 BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Criteria will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Selection Criteria responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. Applicants are required to address each of the Selection Criteria in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each criteria. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of the narrative page. Failure to address the selection and/or Selection Criteria may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The applicants determined to be competitively ranked will be interviewed and may be required to provide a writing sample. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted in Washington D.C. CS3 will not pay for expenses associated with the interviews but will conduct telephone or videoconference interviews for those not available in Washington D.C. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) All full time paid positions, job title, location(s), and dates held (month/year), for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Please specify unpaid or part time work. Unless stated otherwise, part-time hours will be prorated at 20 hours worked per week. Unpaid, part-time and any experience that does not include dates (month/year) and locations will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) for all supervisors within the last 10 years. (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) Country of Citizenship. 2. A one page narrative demonstrating how you are qualified for the position. The narrative should take into consideration the selection criteria, describing your experience, training, education and/or awards you have received that are relevant to the position. If the narrative exceeds one page the additional pages will NOT be reviewed or evaluated. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: GlobalCorps, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807, Washington, DC 20045 Via facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Via email: kshort@usaid.gov and gendevofficer@globalcorps.com NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If Top Secret clearance is not obtained within nine months after receipt of the Secret security clearance and award, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government. NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within 30 days after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Class 1 Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as USPSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. In this instance, USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number, and USPSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ or at http://www.forms.gov/bgfPortal/main.do 1. Optional Form 612. 2. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or 4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (F) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (G) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) No. 06-10 PSC Medical Expense Payment Responsibility General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/c23002.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

OCR Crisis Response General Development Officer (Multiple Positions)

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published April 15, 2013  -  Deadline April 29, 2013
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Request for Personal Service Contractor USAID Office of Civilian Response Position Title: OCR Crisis Response General Development Officer (Multiple Positions) Solicitation Number: SOL-OCR-13-000001 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent Hourly Rate: $40.58 - $52.76 (Equivalent Daily Rate: $324.64-$422.08) Issuance Date: April 15, 2013 Closing Date: April 29, 2013 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. EDT Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services overseas as Crisis Response General Development Officer under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1 Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) for all supervisors within the past 10 years. (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) Country of Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2 Supplemental document specifically addressing the Evaluation Factors (EFs) shown in the solicitation. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed, delivered, faxed, or emailed to: GlobalCorps 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: cshelley@usaid.gov Facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: Caitlyn Shelley Telephone Number: (202) 567-4971 E-Mail Address: cshelley@usaid.gov Website: www.globalcorps.com Facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Sincerely, Lance Butler III Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC) Crisis Response General Development Officer (Multiple Positions) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OCR-13-000001 2. ISSUANCE DATE: April 15, 2013 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 29, 2013, 5:00 pm EDT 4. POSITION TITLE: Crisis Response General Development Officer 5. MARKET VALUE: GS-14 equivalent hourly $40.58 - $52.76 (Equivalent daily rate $324.64-$422.08 - not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate's past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) option years STATEMENTS OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD/PLACE OF PERFORMANCE AND BENEFITS: The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform services overseas on a temporary, on-call basis as part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) / Office of Civilian Response (OCR) "Firehouse." The Personal Services Contractor(s) hired under this contract will provide up to a maximum of 250 workdays of services on an annual basis. The specific projects, as well as dates, number of days and locations to be worked will be determined by mutual agreement between the contractor and his/her OCR supervisor according to requests made to OCR by USAID overseas missions. This is an intermittent USPSC solicitation. There is no obligation by OCR to provide assignments for a minimum number of days, and the contractor will be free to provide "blackout" dates during which he/she will not be available to accept assignments. Upon identification of a temporary need within the scope of work, OCR will contact the contractor and provide the following information: 1. Date contractor is needed to report to OCR or assignment in the field 2. Duration of Assignment 3. Place of Performance The contractor will notify OCR whether he/she is available for the assignment within two business days. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a crisis may require the assignment to be curtailed or extended (not to exceed 250 days per year). The contractor shall notify OCR at the time of commitment if his or her existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment, but will simply assist OCR in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if unforeseen circumstances arise, and the contractor needs to curtail the assignment and leave post, the contractor must receive approval from OCR and the Mission prior to departure. As services provided by the contractor are on a temporary, on-call basis, health and life insurance reimbursements will be provided on a prorated basis based on the number of days during which the contractor actually provides services. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide There may be an initial orientation and training program in Washington, D.C. This may include formal classroom training, online training, on-the-job training and security training. After completion of appropriate training, the Crisis Response General Development Officer will be considered available for overseas assignment. 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION Background USAID's Office of Civilian Response (OCR) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support USAID missions abroad when faced with a natural disaster, political crisis, and internal conflict or otherwise in need of staff support due to some unforeseen circumstance. Created in 2008, OCR provides crisis staffing to USAID missions throughout the world with a full range of specialized expertise. Since then this office has provided over 20,000 days of mission support in deployments to countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo as well as many other countries. As a member of OCR's team of crisis responders you would be available at short notice to bring to USAID missions your specialized skills in support of a mission's response to a crisis. USAID is striving to become an even more nimble and agile organization when responding to crises. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a crisis or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot always be fully addressed by a traditional USAID mission staffing. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed state. OCR plays a unique role in USAID by ensuring the USAID mission has sufficient staff with the right skills during those critical golden hours. To respond quickly and effectively and meet USAID mission needs OCR retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals are available to missions to expand their capacity, augment their existing capability, fill in gaps, and replace evacuated staff or in some cases project USAID presence to field sites or non-presence countries. OCR staff provide specialized skills in a range of areas from contracting to communications, to program design, election monitoring, project management, development outreach and communication, reporting and strategic planning among others. As a member of this team you would play a crucial role in supporting USAID programs at a time when their success is most critical. The OCR "Firehouse" comprises USPSCs on intermittent contracts providing support when changed circumstances in a country necessitate an increase in staffing or additional specialized skills. Those serving in the Firehouse must be prepared to work abroad in USAID missions and embassies, often with little time for preparations. Deployments may be for any period of time from 2 months to almost a full year. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 12 of this solicitation. For more information on the Office of Civilian Response visit http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance/office-2 INTRODUCTION This position calls for an experienced professional with the presence, knowledge and the leadership skills to serve for the Office of Civilian Response at select USAID Missions abroad. The Crisis Response General Development Officer (GDO) will support USAID missions overseas in the design, development and management of mission programs in two or more of any of the following sectors: economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development. He/She may oversee and support a wide range of development programs in various locations and at various levels of government. He/she will generally be in sectors consistent with his/her experience, but the incumbent must also have the flexibility and experience to oversee general program design, development and management in a range of the above sectors supported by local and/or international technical expertise. The GDO may be called upon to develop strategies, analytical models and/or methodologies related to his/her technical expertise to contribute to mission planning. The GDO may also lead performance evaluations of existing or completed programs and oversee project modifications, re-design or closeout. The GDO performs under general administrative discretion with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. He/she will have formal decision making authority in broad program areas. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Crisis Response General Development Officer will be responsible for liaising with the senior management officials at State Department, the US Regional Missions and with the U.S. Ambassador or his/her Representative in addition to the direct supervision of a Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director or his/her designee. The incumbent may also be required to liaise with senior management officials at other agencies of the US Government, international organizations, and the non-government community abroad as well as represent USAID to local officials, the private sector, diplomatic missions and international organizations. The incumbent may be responsible to visit program sites outside the primary office setting and to act according to USG protocol and regulations. The incumbent will provide authoritative advice and guidance to resolve, implement and manage policy issues within his/her area of development expertise and oversee local and international technical experts in a broad range of technical areas outside of his/her direct expertise. He/she will advise the agency, Mission, and other development collaborators about the range and relative effectiveness of Mission programs and contribute to overall mission planning. While every deployment is different, the incumbent may perform the following duties while deployed: • Manage an office of local and expatriate personnel responsible for a range of programs. • Manage directly, or manage personnel managing contracts, grants and/or cooperative agreements to implement programs within the mission portfolio in a range of sectors. • Report, monitor, advise and evaluate USAID programs in deployment areas of responsibility. The GDO works with USAID to modify current programs or design new ones in areas such as economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development. • Overseeing, coordinating, and evaluating selected program operations for the Mission. • Undertaking the planning, design, development, negotiation and implementation of projects as needed and possibly serving as Contracting Representative's Officer (COR) for select contracts and grants. • Assisting with the management and oversight of grants, contracts, and purchase orders for which USAID is responsible. • Serve as USAID's representative by establishing and maintaining contacts with representatives of national and local government and communities, including civil society organization, implementing partners, and other NGOs. Ensures USAID is appropriately represented at functions and meetings; and each stakeholder has an understanding, appreciation, ownership, and participation in USAID supported programs. Consults, advises and mentors local government officials on development issues. • Oversee administrative and accountability requirements related to USAID office operations and ensures these are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures. Handles logistics, administration and preparation of materials related to deployment areas of responsibility for the Mission. • Maintains contact with senior management officials of the embassy, other USG agencies, foreign governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and diplomatic missions. • Serve as USAID's representative by establishing and maintaining contacts with high level officials of national and local government and international organizations, and representatives of civil society organizations, implementing partners, and NGOs. • Ensures USAID is appropriately represented at functions and meetings; and each stakeholder has an understanding, appreciation, ownership, and participation in USAID supported programs. Consults, advises and mentors local government officials on development issues. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Crisis Response General Development Officer will take direction from and will report to DCHA/OCR Deputy Director, and when activated, to the Chief of Mission, Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director, or his/her designee. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Supervisor will set overall objectives within a broadly defined mission. The employee will independently plan, design and develop work to be accomplished. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision and completed work is reviewed from the overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work or effectiveness in meeting requirements. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Firehouse members must obtain a Class 1 State Department medical clearance. OCR Firehouse members may be in positions overseas that lead to unusual mental stress, and may require arduous physical exertion, by prolonged standing, by riding in and getting out of vehicles, and by operating manual or stick-shift motor vehicles. The duties may require: entering and maneuvering in facilities accessible only by stairs, long flight times, and carrying heavy baggage and items (over 30 pounds). The incumbent must be able to operate in an environment that requires endurance and ability to evaluate surroundings. Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing these functions efficiently and safely. 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in an office setting, though the contractor is likely to be assigned to areas where site visits and extraordinary travel time is involved and that may entail working out of temporary duty residences or hotel rooms. The contractor will travel as a U.S. government employee and is subject to Chief of Mission authority. As such, the contractor will be expected to conform to all embassy and/or USAID mission policies and procedures at his or her assignment location regarding housing, work hours, diplomatic protocols, and security. The contractor may be required to staff field offices or other locations off-site of the USAID mission or embassy. Many of the overseas environments in which the contractor may be required to work present a health risk such as: extreme air pollution, lack of potable water, or presence of waterborne and other communicable diseases. Special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, exposure to severe weather conditions, working in non-permissive environments, restrictions on movement and/or evacuations of a USAID mission or embassy may occur. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) Education & Experience A. Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience pertinent to the specialized field, including, but not limited to International Development or other relevant field, including business, finance, urban planning, health, education of which a minimum of six (6) years must consist of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs, Missions, international assistance organizations, or non-governmental organizations, in international development. Minimum of five (5) years of overseas field experience preferably in development or crisis contexts. Fluency in Arabic, French or Spanish is preferred but not required. OR B. Master's degree with significant study in pertinent to the specialized field, including, but not limited to International Development or other relevant field, including business, finance, urban planning, health, education AND a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience of which a minimum six (6) years must consist of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs, Missions, international assistance organizations, or non-governmental organizations, in international development. Minimum of five (5) years of overseas field experience preferably in development or crisis contexts. Fluency in Arabic, French or Spanish is preferred but not required. Other Requirements ● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; ● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; ● Supplemental document specifically addressing the Evaluation Factors (EFs) submitted; ● Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance provided by USAID and a TOP SECRET clearance as designated and provided by USAID. A Top Secret clearance may be required for certain activations based on programmatic needs; ● Ability to obtain a Department of State Class 1 worldwide medical clearance; ● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. EVALUATION FACTORS (EFs) (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) EF #1 Demonstrated experience in designing and managing development programs in at least two of the following or similar sectors - economic growth and trade, agriculture, environment, education/training, global health, local governance, urban planning and rural development; EF #2 Demonstrated experience interacting and coordinating with various U.S. government, foreign government, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to achieve United States foreign policy and/or local development objectives; Familiarity/experience with internationally recognized best practices in international development policies and procedures for the programming of development assistance; EF #3 Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing complex socio-political issues and development challenges to high level audiences. Experience in representing an organization in negotiations with high level officials. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to independently function effectively under the pressure of tight deadlines and with a minimum support network; EF #4 Regional and Language expertise. Familiarity with the politics, economics, history and cultural mores of at least one region of the developing world, not to include one's home region, gained through education and experience. Demonstrated ability to utilize a major foreign language (French, Spanish, Arabic) in the course of conducting business with local partners (FSI 3 equivalent or better). BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience and Other Requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor (EF) responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked based on EFs 1-4 will also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. Applicants are required to address each of the EFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: EFs have been assigned the following points: EF #1 - 25 points EF #2 - 15 points EF #3 - 15 points EF #4 - 15 points Interview Performance - 20 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - 10 points Total Possible Points: 100 The applicants determined to be competitively ranked will be interviewed and may be required to provide a writing sample. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted in Washington D.C. OCR will not pay for expenses associated with the interviews but will conduct telephone or videoconference interviews for those not available in Washington D.C. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1 Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) for all supervisors within the last 10 years. (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) Country of Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2 Supplemental document specifically addressing the Evaluation Factors (EFs) shown in the solicitation. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: GlobalCorps, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20045 Via facsímile: (202) 280-1184 Via email: cshelley@usaid.gov NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within 30 days after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Class 1 Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as USPSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. In this instance, USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number, and USPSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ or at http://www.forms.gov/bgfPortal/main.do 1. Optional Form 612. 2. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or 4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (F) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (G) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) No. 06-10 PSC Medical Expense Payment Responsibility General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/c23002.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

AFIT D'Azzo Library Serials Subscription

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published December 9, 2015  -  Deadline December 23, 2015
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The following description is also attached in a Word document for better formatting. * * * * * DESCRIPTION: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. FAR Part 13 procedures are being utilized. The Government reserves the right to award without discussion. •· The solicitation document, FA8604-16-Q-7990, is a Request for Quotes (RFQ) and incorporates FAR provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83. •· The associated NAICS code is 519130; small business size standard is: 500. •· Brand name justification is attached in accordance with FAR 5.102(a)(6). •· This requirement is for the following commercial supply: CLIN Item Description LOT 0001 AFIT D'Azzo Library Serials Subscription 1 Electronic Journals Electronic access to the subscription shall be provided for the period of 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016. E-journals will be delivered to the following IP addresses: 129.92.250.40, 129.92.250.41, 129.92.250.42, 129.92.250.45, 129.92.250.46, 129.92.250.47 unless user name and password are the only option. Print Journals The subscriptions shall be provided for the period of 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016. Print journals will be delivered to the following address: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, D'AZZO RESEARCH LIBRARY(AFIT/ENWL) 2950 HOBSON WAY, BLDG. 642 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH 45433-7765 Requirement Description: This request shall be for the supply of new journal subscriptions for domestic and foreign serials and periodicals (in the format indicated in the table below). These subscriptions are primarily, but not limited to, scientific/technical publications, and are in direct support of the Air Force Institute of Technology faculty research and student thesis or dissertations research programs. Contractor shall place subscriptions that begin January 2015 as soon as possible. Publisher permitting, Contractor will be required to place subscriptions at any time during the year, and to assist in prorating for common expiration date. All license agreements, registrations, terms and conditions or similar provisions must be delivered to the contracting officer during the purchase process. AFIT's FTE equals 1,000 and sites for online access equal one. Contractor will provide service on the availability, management, licensing and registration of electronic journals. Our point of contact (POC) for electronic access questions is Richard Mansfield at 937-255-6565 x4214. D'AZZO Research Library (AFIT/ENWL) must have Internet access to Contractor's online database for inquiries regarding serial publications, the status of titles when not received, prices, and invoice history. There must be customer service representatives available during normal working hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for consultations and problem resolution. Contractor will respond to library within thirty days of claim, and provide full service assistance in claiming missing, defective, lost in transit or mutilated issues. A Firm Fixed Price (FFP) purchase order is anticipated. The subscription shall be provided for the period of 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016. The subscription shall be for the journals in the table below. The Government seeks 100% fulfillment of the titles below, but will consider offers that propose a minimum of 98% of the titles below. TITLE ISSN FORMAT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER 1088-9981 PRINT ONLY SCIENCE 0036-8075 PRINT ONLY CHEMICAL REVIEWS 0009-2665 ONLINE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 0021-9584 ONLINE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A & B & C 1089-5639(A)/ 1520-6106(B)/ 1932 ONLINE AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE 0002-8282 PRINT ONLY MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS DATABASE PACKAGE : AFIT . ONLINE PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY 0002-9939 ONLINE QUARTERLY OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS 0033-569X ONLINE TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY 0002-9947 ONLINE NUCLEAR NEWS 0029-5574 PRINT W/ ONLINE NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 0029-5639 ONLINE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY 0029-5450 ONLINE TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY 0003-018X PRINT ONLY AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY * ONLINE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 0021-9010 PRINT ONLY MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY 0899-5605 PRINT ONLY CIVIL ENGINEERING MAGAZINE 0885-7024 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT 0733-9364 ONLINE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 0733-9372 ONLINE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING 0742-597X ONLINE JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 0899-1561 ONLINE JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING 0733-947X ONLINE JOURNAL OF URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 0733-9488 ONLINE JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 0733-9496 ONLINE APPLIED MECHANICS REVIEWS 0003-6900 ONLINE JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS 0021-8936 ONLINE JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL 0022-0434 ONLINE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER 0742-4795 ONLINE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY 0094-4289 ONLINE JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER 0022-1481 ONLINE JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY 0094-9930 ONLINE JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY 0742-4787 ONLINE JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY 0889-504X ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION 0003-150X PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 0047-2425 ONLINE SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL 0361-5995 ONLINE CHOICE : CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES 0009-4978 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY/SPACE CHRONICLE PACKAGE 0007-084X PRINT ONLY SPACEFLIGHT 0038-6340 PRINT ONLY AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL 0001-9240 ONLINE JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 0022-1120 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF PLASMA PHYSICS 0022-3778 ONLINE LASER AND PARTICLE BEAMS : PULSE POWER & HIGH ENERGY DENSITIES 0263-0346 ONLINE MATHEMATIKA 0025-5793 ONLINE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 0008-4204 PRINT ONLY AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL METALS DATABASE * ONLINE MOSSBAUER EFFECT REFERENCE AND DATA JOURNAL 0163-9587 PRINT ONLY DUKE MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL 0012-7094 ONLINE ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 1051-0761 PRINT W/ ONLINE QUALITY CONTROL AND APPLIED STATISTICS 0033-5207 PRINT ONLY HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [HBR] 0017-8012 PRINT W/ ONLINE HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW 0147-8257 PRINT ONLY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 0161-1712 PRINT ONLY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH [IJOR] 1745-7645 ONLINE INDIANA UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS JOURNAL 0022-2518 ONLINE INFORMS PUBSONLINE SUITE . ONLINE ANNALS OF APPLIED PROBABILITY 1050-5164 ONLINE ANNALS OF PROBABILITY 0091-1798 ONLINE ANNALS OF STATISTICS 0090-5364 ONLINE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 1943-670X ONLINE DEFENSE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS STRATEGIC POLICY 0277-4933 PRINT ONLY ITEA : JOURNAL OF TEST AND EVALUATION 1054-0229 PRINT ONLY HAZARDOUS WASTE - SUPERFUND ALERT no issn PRINT ONLY PACIFIC JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION 1348-9151 PRINT ONLY AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS 0002-9327 PRINT ONLY TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL 0041-1612 PRINT ONLY ADVANCES IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 1079-9389 ONLINE DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL EQUATIONS 0893-4983 ONLINE MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH (aka MOR JOURNAL; MORS Journal) 1082-5983 ONLINE NEURAL COMPUTATION 0899-7667 ONLINE MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW 1532-9194 ONLINE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MICRO AIR VEHICLES 1756-8293 ONLINE MATERIALS PERFORMANCE 0094-1492 PRINT ONLY DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL 0011-7625 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 0022-0892 PRINT ONLY AVIATION WEEK AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY 0005-2175 PRINT ONLY ECONOMIST, THE 0013-0613 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL METEOROLOGY . ONLINE NATURAL AREAS ASSOCIATION : MEMBERSHIP . PRINT ONLY NATURE PACKAGE 0028-0836 PRINT ONLY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 0036-8733 PRINT ONLY NUCLEAR FUTURE 1745-2058 PRINT ONLY APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY 0003-7028 PRINT W/ ONLINE BIOMETRIKA 0006-3444 ONLINE COMPUTER JOURNAL, THE 0010-4620 ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 1084-5453 ONLINE IMA JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS 0272-4960 ONLINE IMA JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 0272-4979 ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY 0024-6107 ONLINE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS, THE 0033-5606 ONLINE RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY 0144-8420 ONLINE PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS 0030-8730 PRINT W/ ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACTS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH / IAOR Online 0020-580X ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY PACKAGE 0160-5682 ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS 0163-4275 PRINT ONLY PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE MEMBERSHIP . PRINT W/ ONLINE ENR : ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD 0891-9526 PRINT ONLY RADIATION RESEARCH 0033-7587 PRINT W/ ONLINE HUMAN FACTORS 0018-7208 ONLINE HUMAN RELATIONS 0018-7267 ONLINE JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 0021-8863 OnLINE JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS 0021-9983 ONLINE JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 0022-0027 ONLINE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION 1052-5629 ONLINE JOURNAL OF TECHNICAL WRITING AND COMMUNICATION 0047-2816 ONLINE REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 0034-6543 onLINE SIMULATION INCLUDING JDMS . ONLINE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 0734-242X ONLINE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION 0049-3155 ONLINE WGL COST MANAGEMENT 0899-5141 PRINT ONLY JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 0022-3808 PRINT ONLY CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS / CANADIAN MATH BULLETIN PACKAGE . ONLINE WATER ENVIRONMENT & TECHNOLOGY / WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH PACKAGE . PRINT W/ ONLINE JOURNAL OF SOLID WASTE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 1088-1697 PRINT ONLY HEALTH PHYSICS : THE RADIATION SAFETY JOURNAL 0017-9078 PRINT ONLY Offerors must identify in the quote any titles not included from the above list. •· The provision at 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal, applies to this acquisition •· The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. If there is any conflict between 52.212-1 and this combined synopsis/solicitation, the combined synopsis/solicitation shall take precedence. The quote shall include a description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature or other documents if necessary. If an offeror requires an end use license agreement, this shall be included in the quote. •· The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation--Commercial Items, does NOT apply to this effort. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement Price The relative importance assigned to each evaluation factor is not provided, in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(a)(2). Comparative evaluations of offers will be conducted to determine which product is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. •· 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. If offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically via https://www.acquisition.gov, offeror shall complete and submit only paragraphs 52.212-3(b), Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items, (below) with the offer. FAR 52.212-3(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] If an Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision (Attachment # 1). •· The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition (Attachment #2). •· The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See Attachment # 3 to see which clauses are applicable to this acquisition. •· Per Public Law 105-220, enacted August 7, 1998 and better known as the Section 508 Law ((http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/508/508law.php) online products must comply with the Accessibility Standards developed the U.S. Access Board (36 CFR Part 1194) and incorporated in the FAR (Part39.2). The standards can be viewed at http://www.section508.gov/content/quick-reference-guide#1194.22, specifically Standard 1194.22 "Web Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications." Additional Terms: Advanced payments are authorized with invoice. Anticipated Award Date is: 01 January 2015 Quotes are due by 1700 (5:00PM ET), 23 December 2015. Quotes and supporting documentation shall be sent via email to victoria.russell.1@us.af.mil and to jason.correll.2@us.af.mil. Any questions regarding this acquisition should be directed to Mr. Jason Correll at (937) 656-7487 or via the above email.

C--IDIQ for Planning and Civil Engineering for Civil Works Projects at Various Locations in the Los Angeles District, South Pacific Division.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published May 27, 2010  -  Deadline June 28, 2010
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1.CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks AE Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The services will consist of Planning and Civil Engineering for Civil Works Projects at Various Locations in the Los Angeles District, South Pacific Division. This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size. If a large business is selected for this contract, it must comply with FAR 52.219 9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for this contract are that a minimum of 71% of the contractors intended subcontract amount will be placed with small businesses (SB), including small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 10.2%, woman-owned small businesses (WOB) 10.6%, HUB Zone 3% and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses 3%. The plan is not required with this submittal. 2. There will be four (4) indefinite delivery contracts for Architect-Engineer (A-E) services. The contract is for sixty (60) month period or until the not-to-exceed amount of $9,800,000.00 has been met, whichever occurs first. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed price task orders. The estimated contract start date is August 2010 for a period of sixty (60) months (through August 2015). Work is subject to availability of funds. Estimated construction cost is not applicable. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service contract Act, as determined relative to the employees office location (not the location of the work). To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered in the DoD Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://ccr.gov or by contacting the DoD Electronic Commerce Information Center at 1-800-334-3414. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The work and services may consist of reconnaissance and feasibility level water resources civil works studies and projects. Typical civil works projects and studies encompass flood control, flood plain management, water supply and distribution, water quality control, groundwater and wastewater treatment, seismic evaluation of infrastructure, restoration of ecosystem, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, outdoor recreation, hydropower, streambank protection, environmental enhancement, and survey and mapping services. Each task order when applicable shall be supported by Microsoft Project Planning Software or equivalent and by Intergraph Computed Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) system or compatible. Contractor shall acquire the current Micro-computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) software and related training from commercial sources for use in this contract when necessary. The firm selected for these contracts will be expected to submit a quality control/quality assurance plan and to adhere to it during the work and services required under the contract. The plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but it is not required for this submission. 3. SELECTION INFORMATION: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria A through E are primary. Criteria F through H is secondary and will be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms: A. Professional Qualifications. Qualified Professional Personnel in the following key disciplines: (1) Water Resources Planning; (2) Ecosystem Restoration Planning; (3) Civil Engineering; (4) Hydraulic Engineering; (5) Hydrology; (6) Environmental Engineering; (7) Community/Urban Planning; (8) Economic; (9) Structural Engineering; and (10) Sanitary Engineering. Supporting (subcontractors, if required) disciplines will include Geology, Landscape Architecture, Archeology/Anthropology Fishery and Wildfire Biology/Ecology, Land Surveying, and Cartography. The evaluation will consider relevant experience, education, training, overall experience and longevity with the firm. B. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Preparing feasibility type reports and environmental impact statements/analyses for reconnaissance and feasibility level water resources studies, such as flood risk management (flood control), ecosystem restoration, flood plain management, water supply and distribution, water quality control, groundwater and wastewater treatment, seismic evaluation of infrastructure, surveying and mapping services, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, outdoor recreation, hydropower, and streamback protection; (2) Corps of Engineers plan formulation of flood risk management, environmental restoration, watershed planning, and water supply and water quality projects; (3) Habitat evaluation procedures/methods; (4) Hydrologic and hydraulic (open channel) analyses with expertise in desert flood control and alluvial fans (flash flood, short duration, high peak, sheet flows and sediment transport analysis); (5) Hydraulic analysis of water supply system; (6) Water quality analysis, wastewater collection and treatment; (7) Surveying and mapping; (8) Geospatial Information System (GIS); (9) Applicable Federal and State (California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah) environmental laws and regulations; (10) Water rights, water quality standards, and other regulatory requirements, and (11) Supporting knowledge of and experience in; (a) nonstructural plan development including flood warning systems, relocation, and flood proofing; (b) public involvement and consensus based procedures; (c) critical path scheduling experience in Microsoft project planning software or compatible is preferable; (d) GIS or automated cartographic services; (e) Intergraph CADD system or compatible and Automated Review Management System capability; and (f) preparation of preliminary and final cost estimates using MCACES in the appropriate breakdown structure. C. Capacity to perform two $250,000 task orders in a 90 day period. This evaluation will consider the experience of the firm and any consultants in similar size projects and the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines. D. Past Performance on DOD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. E. Knowledge of the locality such as geological features, climatic conditions, local material resources, and local construction methods. F. Geographic proximity (physical location) of the firm in relation to the location of project(s). G. Extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically Black colleges and universities, and minority institutions in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. H. Volume of DOD contract awards in the last 12 months. All firms that submit an SF 330 shall be notified in writing acknowledging receipt of their response. The firms which are not recommended by the Pre-Selections Board to the Selection Board for further consideration shall also be notified in writing. The firms which are considered by the Selection Board but are not ranked for negotiation shall be notified in writing. The firms which are ranked for negotiation but are not selected for an award shall also be notified in writing after the award of the contract. The contract award shall be IAW Department of Defense policy of effecting an equitable distribution of contracts among qualified Architect-Engineer firms including Small, Disadvantaged Owned Firms and firms that have not had prior DOD contracts, qualified Small Disadvantaged Firms will receive consideration during selection and all other selection evaluation criteria being equal, also participation in joint venture may become a determining factor for selection, Therefore, all offered submittals should specifically identify in the appropriate portions of the SF330 all proposed Small Disadvantaged Firm participation in the proposed activity to be accomplished by the contractor. The Los Angeles District and Minority Business Development Agency are working with local business Development Centers (BDCs) to provide assistance to Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns to participate in Government Contract. The firm selected for this contract will be expected to submit a quality control/quality assurance plan and to adhere to it during the work and services required under the contract. In Block 10 of the SF 255 describe the firms Design Quality Control Plan (DQCP), including Design Quality Assurance Plan (DQAP) of subcontractor work. The plan must be prepared and approved by the Government, as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission. 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested AE firms having the capabilities for this work are invited to submit one completed Standard Form 330, dated 6/2004, Architect Engineer Qualifications Parts I and II and one (1) SF330 Part II for each firm that will be part of the team, to the above address not later than 4:00 pm on the response date indicated above. The street address is: 915 Wilshire Boulevard, CT-E, Room 1101, Los Angeles, California 90017. To hand carry a submittal, arrangements must be made through Otse Adikhai (213) 452-3248 prior to delivery. Lengthy cover letter and generic corporation brochures or other presentation beyond those to sufficiently present a complete and effective response are not desired. Phone calls and personal visits are discouraged. Response to this notice must be received within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of this synopsis. If the 30th day is a weekend day or a Federal Holiday, the deadline is the close of business of the next business day. Include DUNS number of the office that will perform the work. The SF330 Part I shall not exceed 70 pages (8.5 inches x 11 inches), including no more than 10 pages for Section H. Each side of paper is a page. Use no smaller than 12 font type. In Section H indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project. No other general notification will be made of this work. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. Point of Contact: Contracting Division, East Region Branch: Otse Adikhai, Contract Specialist at 213 452 3248. Technical Information, Ed Demesa, Chief, Plan Formulation Branch at (213) 452-3820.