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Contracting Officer

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published November 15, 2017  -  Deadline December 15, 2017
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USAID/Haiti is seeking the services of a USPSC to serve as a Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative as s/he performs many assignments independently, providing leadership to others involved in the management of the OAA portfolio, and in the development, design, and drafting of acquisition instruments.

R--SHARP CE CONTRACTING PACKAGE - L16017

Department of the Interior, Interior Business Center | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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IFIB-ACT-SACT-16-59 Contracting Specialist

Other Defense Agencies, NATO, HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation | Published August 12, 2016  -  Deadline October 28, 2016
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IFIB Reference: ACT-SACT-16-59 Title of IFIB: Contractor Support: Contracting Specialist Requirement: HQ SACT is seeking contract support to assist ACT's Purchasing & Contracting Branch in the following: • Work with the Contracting Officers in the P&C Branch to assist with the award and administration of new contracts.• Work with the Contracting Officers in the P&C Branch to assist with the administration of existing contracts to include but not limited to o Contract Modifications o Validating Invoices o File maintenance• Serve as the principle administrator to support the HQ SACT Contractor Travel. Duties will include but are not limited to processing of event SOWs, travel support, & computation of travel entitlements as needed after completion of event.• Serve as principle administrator to support the HQ SACT Contractor Travel. Duties will include but are not limited to processing of event SOWs, travel support, & computation of travel entitlements as needed after completion of the event based on documents provided by the individual. Real time maintenance of annual contractor travel cost data by categories such as travel and airfare.• Assist with any contract and acquisition-related work, as directed by the Contracting Officer.

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published July 28, 2014  -  Deadline August 4, 2014
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Issuance Date: 07/28/2014 Closing Date: 08/04/2014 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-14-040-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-14-040-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/28/2014 3. CLOSING DATE: 08/04/2014 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: Contracting Officer's Representative 6. MARKET VALUE: $81,535 - $119,737 (FS-02) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is currently implementing an assistance program that seeks to strengthen Haiti's law enforcement capacity through training, equipment, technical assistance, and infrastructure improvements. INL assistance supports the implementation of key parts of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Development Plan. INL also provides support to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) through police and corrections advisors, who work to build capacity of HNP officers. INL is also providing assistance to strengthen the prison system, increase counternarcotic capabilities, and strengthen the justice sector. The purpose of this Personal Services Contract is to fill the position of Contract Officer Representative (COR) who is responsible for providing expert advice, guidance, and direction in the administration of multiple INL support contracts. These contracts encompass a contract value of approximately $20 million annually with over 100 personnel on assignment throughout Haiti. These contracts are in support of the entire INL portfolio. RELATIONSHIP The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) reports to the INL/Haiti Deputy Director in coordination with the INL Director, Program Managers, INL/Washington, and AQM or INL/RM contracting officers. The COR will work at the INL/Haiti office, with frequent travel to the field as needed, to include areas throughout Haiti. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The COR's to perform some or all of the following duties: 1. Assisting the contracting officer during discussions/negotiations of contract issues; 2. Monitoring the contractor's technical progress and the expenditures of resources relating to the contract; 3. Performing inspection and accepting the work on behalf of the U.S. Government; 4. Informing the contracting officer, in writing, of any performance or schedule failure by the contractor; 5. Resolving technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and referring to the contracting officer any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time; 6. Informing the contracting officer, in writing, of any needed changes in the Performance Work Statement or specifications; 7. Ensuring that the U.S. Government meets its contractual obligations to the contractor, e.g., providing U.S. Government-furnished equipment and services and timely U.S. Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract: 8. Maintaining regular email and phone correspondence with contractor staff, program staff, and the Contracting Officer; 9. Reporting incurred costs which are not appropriately chargeable to the contract (cost-type contracts only); 10. Reviewing and approving the contractor's vouchers or invoices; 11. Maintaining a COR file; 12. Verifying contractor statements regarding the development of patentable inventions, if required under the contract; 13. Assisting in contract closeout by informing the contracting officer when the work has been completed and by completing contract closeout documentation. A. Acquisition Requirements and Duties: 1. Assist in the full range of activities required to identify, acquire, and deploy services and commodities necessary for project implementation. 2. Develop and identification of project services and commodity requirements including discussions with host nation counterpart personnel. 3. Conduct market research to determine potential sources of supplies/services, as well as assist program officers with Acquisition Planning and the INL annual Advanced Implementation Planning (AIP). 4. Contact USG agencies with similar requirements. 5. Draft statements of work/specifications and evaluation criteria for use in solicitations. 6. Develop independent government cost estimates (IGCE) for commodities and services. 7. Participate as a member of Technical Evaluation Panels established to review and evaluate potential contractors' proposals in response to formal solicitations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 1. U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security, Medical and Ethics clearance. 2. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or substituted with 5 years of experience performing related functions in program management and oversight. 3. A total of five (5) years' professional work experience, of which four years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight. 4. At least two (2) years of previous COR experience on contracts of moderate to high complexity that required significant acquisition investment, including law enforcement development. 5. Training or experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures. 6. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 7. Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. 8. Judgment and decision making, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 9. Demonstrated ability to facilitate win-win outcomes and reconcile competing or opposing points of view. 10. Demonstrated superior writing and communication skills. 11. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. 12. Demonstrated ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand. 13. High level knowledge of MS Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and e-mail programs. 14. Writing and communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 15. Adept at dealing with personnel in mid and high level positions both within and outside the Embassy and with host government officials. 16. Able to work with representatives of contractors or grantees hired by the USG to implement foreign assistance, including providing clear guidance, responding in a timely manner to inquiries, and maintaining sound oversight of contract implementation. 17. Demonstrated ability to engage constructively with senior government and industry officials. 18. Complete the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) distance-learning course through Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within 120 of arriving at Post. 19. Obtain/maintain Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification within 120 of arriving at Post. (see http://www.fai.gov for details) 20. Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. A. General Requirements: 1. Manage and oversee specific contracts for required goods and services. 2. Analyzes performance under contracts, including costs, quality, adherence to delivery schedules, and other relevant factors. Contracts shall include, but are not limited to support for civilian policing, building the capacity of Haitian law enforcement through training, advisors, and technical assistance, information technology equipment and software programs, vehicles, specialized electronic equipment, rental of hotel rooms, conferences rooms, and equipment needed. B. Ethical Requirements: 1. In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 4120 (Employee Responsibilities Abroad) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to 5 CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). 2. Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS (DESIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED) 1. Previous experience managing U.S. Government assistance programs. 2. Good working knowledge of general office procedures relevant to INL. 3. Practical understanding of the U.S. Government role in Foreign Assistance. EVALUATION CRITERIA FACTOR 1: Program Oversight (30 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar and complex contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Experience (25 points) The ability and demonstrated work experience related to this position, as well as applicable training. FACTOR 3: Past Performance (25 points) Evaluation of applicant's ability to perform. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. FACTOR 4: Federal Acquisition (20 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Contracting Support Services HNC

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 30, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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This is an 8(a) competitive acquisition for the award of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with firm-fixed price (FFP) task orders. Award will be made to the best offeror's proposal, which is determined to be the best value to the Government.ALL offerors must provide a Small Business Administration 8(a) Certification verification statement with their submission.The intent of this project is to provide non-personal services for contracting and administrative support to the USACE Huntsville Engineering and Support Center (CEHNC). The contractor shall be responsible for all supervisory duties and will provide the deliverables as stated in each individual task order. The services will be acquired using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541611, Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services. The corresponding small business size standard is $15.0 million.The objective of this solicitation is to provide CEHNC with the necessary contract vehicle to continue providing responsive, agile and innovative contracting support to numerous DoD and federal agencies. The services to be provided will include contract administrative support in the preparation, administration, and closeout of contract actions, to include assistance in contract administration matters, draft requests for proposals, draft contract and modification documents as may be required to meet specific regulations, preparing correspondence, recording and finalizing meeting notes, preparing files for use by the government in support of disputes or litigation; and preparing briefings for use by Government representatives.This IDIQ contract will support numerous programs within CEHNC, therefore the customer will be assigned with each individual task order.

Contracting Officer Representative

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published October 12, 2017  -  Deadline October 23, 2017
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer RepresentativeKabul, Afghanistan Issuance Date: 10/12/2017Closing Date: 10/23/2017SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-18-002-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. This position is subject to the availability of funding. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates the Department of State to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit the Department of State to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form SF-171 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information 4) Proof of Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level II Certification Note: Your resume should contain explicit 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 explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NONDISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-18-002-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 10/12/20173. CLOSING DATE: 10/23/20174. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Contracting Officer Representative6. MARKET VALUE: $84,005 - 123,364 (FS-02 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Kabul, Afghanistan9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTORThe Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). As the foreign assistance funds have grown, INL has had to dramatically expand its oversight capabilities and staff to properly administer these foreign assistance programs in the areas of counternarcotics, rule of law, mentoring, commodity transfers, infrastructure improvements, and contractor security and support services. To date, these programs have built useful relationships and positive results across each country. The purpose of this Personal Services Contract is to fill the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) position at the Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan. The COR will provide support and assist with contract development, implementation, and oversight needs of INL programs in Afghanistan as well as provide assistance throughout the acquisition process. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the direct supervision of INL/K Senior Management Officer and in close coordination with the relevant Contracting Officer (CO) and INL/AP and INL/RM offices, the COR will be expected to perform the following duties: 1. Reviews and maintains understanding of all contracts and modifications under their purview. Retains well-organized shared COR files and ensures that back-up COR(s) and ACOR(s) can access all relevant files and maintain proper oversight during periods of leave. Protect privileged and sensitive procurement information.2. Works closely with INL stakeholders to analyze program needs for contractor support, as well as to define and document scopes of work, plans, schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and operational activities for a variety of support contracts. Advises program managers in developing clear, accurate, and detailed contractual requirements.3. Represents INL interests and priorities when coordinating contract administration efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations both internal and external to DOS that are involved with, supported, or affected by INL contracts. Facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information among stakeholders, including organizing, hosting, and documenting project meetings.4. Coordinates with program/project officers and designated contractor representatives on all technical matters that arise in the administration of the assigned contracts and task orders. Provides clarifications with regard to contract technical requirements, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 5. Serves as the primary liaison between the Contractor and the CO. Knows the scope and limitations of COR authority. Perform all acceptance tests required by the contract. Serve as the designated property administrator for the contract.6. Monitors the Contractor's use of key personnel and notify the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor.7. Maintains constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms and conditions on the part of contractors. To that end, coordinates with the Contractor on all technical matters which may arise in the administration of the contracts covered. Provides technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures.8. Inspects and accepts deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. Upon satisfactory delivery of contract items, prepare receiving reports and/or approve invoices for payment.9. Monitors and inspects the Contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. Provides leadership and direction to program/project officers to ensure that rigorous surveillance of contractor activities is being exercised. Visits contractor work sites to provide guidance and resolve issues as needed. Reviews, evaluates, and documents contractor performance in relation to contract requirements, including conducting progress reviews and providing appropriate approvals. Prepares progress reports in conjunction with contract milestones and updates plans and schedules as needed. Ensures that the results of all projects administered by INL support the achievement of the bureaus goals and objectives.10. Secures/Recommends approval, if required, for deviations from approved budgets, plans, schedules, and scopes of work, and documents the changes accordingly.11. Reviews and approves contractor invoices for assigned contracts and task orders. Conducts analyses of spending trends in order to ensure compliance with spending plans and to anticipate potential funding issues. Initiates action to promptly resolve funding issues. 12. Approves contractor procurement requests within the authority delegated by the CO. Serves as property administrator for the assigned contracts.13. Informs the CO and the Program Office in writing of any needed changes in the Scope of Work or specifications.14. Identifies and recommends solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of projects according to contract requirements. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the incumbent's scope of authority, makes recommendations to INL management and the CO/COR on appropriate corrective actions and implements those actions upon approval. 15. Prepares statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. Notify the Contracting Officer and Contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitors response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. Notifies the CO writing, of any performance or schedule failure by the Contractor.16. Resolves technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and refer to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time.17. Develops, implements and ensures compliance with contract administration processes, including invoice submission/review, payment authorization, verification of receiving reports, quality assurance/surveillance, deliverables receipt and acceptance, project file and COR contract document maintenance.18. Oversees the development and implementation of a series of contractor reports that ensure a regular flow of management information regarding contract activities among all concerned parties, including contractors, program offices/officers, and INL's senior management team. Serves as a technical advisor to INL and Embassy management on contract terms and conditions and performance requirements. Provides assessments of contractor progress as requested. 19. Ensures the Government meets its contractual obligations to the Contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. 20. Ensures contractor fully implements the contractors actions under the terms of any relevant CECAS Risk Mitigation Plans and coordinate with Embassy sections to ensure the same on the government's side.21. Ensures consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the Contractor and evaluating the Contractor's performance.TRAININGS & DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES1. Completes the How to Become a Contracting Officer's Representative (PA296) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within 120 days of arriving at Post. 2. Completes the Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within the first six (6) months of arriving at Post.3. Completes the mandatory Foreign Affairs Counter-Threat (FACT) Course (CT650) and Afghanistan Familiarization Course (RS415) prior to deployment to Post. 4. Completes all DOS and post-specific trainings (in person or distance-learning), including but not limited to annual updates of cyber security awareness, ethics, USEK travel approvers' training, etc. ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS:In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 4120 (Employee Responsibilities Abroad) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. RELATIONSHIPSThe Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) carries out duties on behalf of the Contracting Officer (CO), but reports to the INL Senior Management Officer at Post. The incumbent's actions, decisions and recommendations are reviewed on the basis of demonstrated professional judgment, results achieved and conformance with appropriate laws and regulations. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following: INL/POST Director(s) and;INL/Program Officer Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. COMPLEXITYThe programs implemented by INL are generally highly complex multi-year development and capacity-building programs. The programs often require the ability to resolve critical problems and achieve difficult goals that may impact on other programs.Programs are also characterized by large obligations of USG funds, a potentially high-risk security environment, a geographically broad operating platform, demanding program schedules, frequently-changing requirements, politically sensitive outcomes, multiple interagency and international actors, multiple contractor and sub-contractor relationships, and intense audit/oversight scrutiny. Detailed plans, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria are required for the long-range implementation and administration of the programs. Decisions concerning planning and organizing the programs are complicated by the intricacy of the contracts and the need to deal with multilayered concepts. Problems can arise that require intuition - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; inductive reasoning - the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events); and deductive reasoning - the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe PSC performs broad and extensive assignments related to a complex administrative/financial program spanning the full-range of citizen safety, law enforcement, rule of law, and counternarcotics programs in Afghanistan, which is of significant interest to the public and to Congress. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security, Medical and Ethics clearance.2. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in one of the following areas: law enforcement, criminal justice, project management, public administration, architecture, construction science, construction management, or engineering (preferably structural or civil engineering) and six (6) years' professional work experience, of which five years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight.ORA minimum of ten (10) years' professional work experience, of which five years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight. 3. Required Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level II Certification. Proof of certification required to be submitted with application materials.4. Demonstrated training or experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.6. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.7. Demonstrated ability to engage constructively with senior government and industry officials.8. Demonstrated professional experience working in an overseas environment including experience working in a conflict/post-conflict environment. NOTE: FAC Level II certification is a minimum requirement throughout the life of the contract. The ability to obtain/maintain a Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification is preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS IN AFGHANISTANThe work requires the ability to travel to and from several remote areas. The work requires an above average resistance to fatigue and physical hardships. Successful completion of a State Department Class 1 unrestricted medical exam is required. Extended assignments to remote program sites may be required, necessitating the ability to walk medium to longer distances (hundreds of yards or more) on generally irregular dirt or stone surfaces, in both hilly and flat terrain. Additionally, those undergoing medical treatment or taking certain medicines that limit their physical or mental abilities may find it difficult to adhere to the limitations recommended by their physician(s). Travel on helicopters and/or cargo-oriented fixed wing aircraft may also be required. Those with ear or other problems, who do not easily adapt to pressurized environments or higher but non-pressurized environments, will find the travel requirements of these positions difficult. Climate conditions are also a factor. Work is often done in extremes of cold and heat, in dusty and windy environments, and frequently outdoors. Those with circulation problems or difficulties adapting to climate extremes or extremely dusty environments will find this aspect of the work difficult and may not be capable of passing the State Department required medical exam. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENTThe PSC shall be able to use an office space furnished with a computer, office telephone, and other supplies needed for job requirements. This property will be owned and maintained by the Department of State DoS. PRE-DEPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Consultations with the INL Program Office, RM, and AQM Contracting officers is required. EVALUATION FACTORSFACTOR 1. Program Management (30 points)Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2. Professional Working Relationships (25 points)Demonstrated experience developing close, forward-leaning working relationships within the Embassy and with external interlocutors and working with them in a constructive and respectful manner. Demonstrated ability to liaise with members of the relevant USG agencies (including but not limited to) members of the Embassy country team, host national representatives, and the international community in developing and coordinating programs, as well as to represent INL in these forums FACTOR 3. Federal Acquisition (20 points)Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 4. Department of State (15 points)Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict environment. FACTOR 5. Past Performance (10 points)Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. INL will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, INL reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  

X--Spokane Lease - Contracting

Department of Veterans Affairs, Spokane VAMC | Published July 25, 2016  -  Deadline August 5, 2016
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The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) seeks to lease the following space: Space Type: Office Space - Contracting Office/Admin Space Vancouver, WA Rentable Square Footage: Min-9900 / Max- 12870 Lease Term: 10 Years / Firm Term: 5 Years Soft Term: 5 Year Estimated Occupancy: ASAP Delineated Area: West: I-5 East: Camas Meadows Drive North: Hwy 500 South: 14 LTC Hwy (Columbia River/Washington Side) ADDITIONAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS: The offered space: " The building must meet or be able to economically meet the seismic requirements for High Risk buildings in Very High Seismic activity area as defined in American Department of Veterans Affairs Handbook H-08-18 references to American Society of Civil Engineers 7 Section 1.5. Offers of existing buildings will be evaluated according to the procedures in ASCE 31-02 for the Immediate Occupancy Performance Level. " Shall be contiguous and built to VA specifications " Shall be zoned for the intended use " Shall be a full service lease (shall include janitorial and utilities) " Shall not be in the 100 year flood plain. " Shall not be a sublease " The offered building must include a minimum of 6 parking spaces (including handicapped spaces in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements) " The offered facility should be on a public bus transportation route and located no further than 440 feet from a public bus transportation stop. Convenient access to public transportation is a plus. " The VA prefers properties, including sidewalks and parking lots that are level with the main building entrance for patient access. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All interested parties shall respond to this announcement no later than August 5th, 2016- 4PM PST and shall include the following (at minimum) in their email or correspondence: " Building name and address and date of availability " Rental rate, specifying services and operating costs included " "As built" floor plans of offered space " Contact information of authorized representative " Written acknowledgement and permission to represent the property (for Brokers or legal representatives) Electronic or hard copy information shall be sent to: Department of Veteran Affairs Attn: Mary Accomando 8524 N. Wall Street Spokane, WA 99208 Subject: Contracting Vancouver Lease Mary.accomando@va.gov SUBMISSION NOTES: Net usable square feet does not include such areas as stairs, elevators, mechanical and utility rooms, ducts, shafts, vestibules and public corridors, and public toilets required by local code. The Government is limited by law (41 C.F.R. 102-73.55) to pay no more than the appraised fair rental value for space. RESPONDENTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE VA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO AWARD A LEASE BASED UPON RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE VA WILL NOT REIMBURSE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.?

Contracting Officer Representative

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 4, 2015
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer's Representative Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 02/04/2015 Closing Date: 03/04/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-025-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-025-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/04/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 03/04/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Contracting Officers Representative 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City manages assistance activities funded through the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). INL manages bilateral assistance programs that help design, build, and nurture the capabilities of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Mexico by investing in the professionalization of host government personnel and improvements to the infrastructure of host government agencies through the provision of professional training, equipment, technical assistance, and other needed goods and services. In particular, these programs address: counternarcotics and trafficking issues; port, airport and border security issues; operational technology for law enforcement; police crime prevention modernization; drug demand reduction; criminal justice system reform; and anti-corruption, transparency and human rights issues; and law enforcement training. Many of these programs are implemented through contracting actions with U.S. and host country companies. SCOPE OF WORK INL seeks to obtain the services of a Senior Contractor Administrator Advisor to serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) that will administer a variety of contracts implemented in Mexico as well as provide assistance throughout the acquisition process, and to supervise a group of other CORs, GTMs, Budget Analysts and administrative personnel. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The COR shall work under the supervision of the INL Deputy Management Officer and receive official designation as COR from the contracting officer (CO) at post, as well as domestic based COs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the guidance of the INL Management Officer and COs, and in coordination with Program Coordinators/Deputies, the COR will complete the following duties, either directly or through supervision of team members/staff: 1. Work closely with project stakeholders to analyze program needs, define and document the program's contractual scope, schedule, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones and activities. 2. Assist program managers from inception to completion of the contract to develop clear, accurate, current, and detailed contractual requirements. 3. Represent INL Mexico interests and priorities when coordinating efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations internal and external to DOS. Facilitates the regular flow of information among stakeholders, such as by organizing, hosting and documenting project meetings. 4. Evaluate contractor performance and deviations from the contract requirements through surveillance techniques, including direct observation at the contractor's work site. Review and document performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals. Monitor, prepare progress reports, and update plans and schedules. Review, monitor, and report the status of multiple contractor projects to ensure the results achieve the Bureau's goals. 5. Identify and recommend solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of the project. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the incumbent's realm of authority, make recommendations to NAS management and the Contracting Officer on appropriate corrective action, and implement these actions upon approval. 6. Develop and maintain effective contract administration processes, such as invoice review, quality assurance/surveillance, and project file maintenance. 7. Serve as a technical advisor to management on contract terms and conditions, performance requirements and operations, providing updates as required. Review reports and papers from staff and contractors to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with Bureau and Department objectives, policies, and guidelines. 8. Deploy based on successfully completing training required to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) 9. Serves as the supervisor of the INL COR group of CORs, GTMs, Budget Analysts and administrative personnel. 10. Supervises personnel and contract activities with respect to budgets, budget problems, financial projections, financial recoveries and general fiscal issues of all types involving INL contracts., SPECIFIC COR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES COR responsibilities shall include the following: 1. Coordinating with the contractor on all technical matters which may arise in the administration of this contract. 2. Giving technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 3. Monitoring and inspecting the contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. 4. Inspecting and accepting deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. 5. Verifying satisfactory delivery of contract items and preparing receiving reports and/or approving invoices for payment. 6. Verifying efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the contractor. 7. Authorizing payments. 8. Notifying the CO and contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitoring response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. 9. Notifying the CO in writing of any performance or schedule failure by the contractor. 10. Verifying contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports. 11. Maintaining constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the contractor. 12. Resolving technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and referring to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time. 13. Informing the CO in writing of any needed changes in the scope of work or specifications. 14. Ensuring the Government meets its contractual obligations to the contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. 15. Knowing and understanding the terms and provisions of the contract. 16. Knowing the scope and limitations of COR authority. 17. Protecting privileged and sensitive procurement information. 18. Periodically visiting the contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor. 19. Serving as the designated property administrator for the contract. 20. Serving as the primary liaison between the contractor and the CO. 21. Ensuring consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the contractor and evaluating the contractor's performance. 22. Performing all acceptance tests required by the contract. 23. Establishing and maintaining adequate COR files. 24. Preparing statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. 25. Monitoring the contractor's use of key personnel and notifying the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor. 26. Reviewing and approving the contractor's vouchers or invoices. 27. Conducting annual performance reviews of subordinates. 28. Supervising, mentoring and counseling subordinates as necessary. 29. Conducting and supervising budget analysis type issues involving contracts, contract payments and funds recoveries. 30. Monitoring contracts with unique fiscal year expiring funds and advises superiors on budgeting projections and proposed actions to expend or recover those funds prior to expiration. REGULATIONS, POLICY, GUIDELINES, LAW The proposed COR must follow the following guidelines which consist of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Department of State Acquisition Regulations, the CO's letter of delegation of authority appointing the COR, the terms and conditions of the specific contract, and official INL bureau guidelines. In addition, the incumbent must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied, which may include reference to pertinent legislative history, related court decisions, state and local laws, or policy initiatives of agency management. The incumbent must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and DOS financial operating procedures and policies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • U.S. citizen, capable of obtaining State Department secret security, ethics and medical clearances. • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or five years of equivalent experience working on contracts or three years' experience as a COR on other U.S. Government contracts. • Two years' experience in international, post-conflict or emerging state environments. • Two years' experience managing highly complex, high dollar value projects/programs. One year of this experience must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. • Training or experience with contract administration principles, policies, regulations, and procedures. • Ability to communicate and interact effectively. • Deployment is contingent upon successful completion of training to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) Existing FAC-COR Level II (or equivalent) or higher certification required. • Two years' experience as a supervisor or manager. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA: FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published April 2, 2015  -  Deadline May 1, 2015
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Roswell, New Mexico (USA) Issuance Date: 04/02/2015 Closing Date: 05/01/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-034-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-034-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 04/02/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 05/01/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 12:00PM; EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) 6. MARKET VALUE: $73,378 - $118,069 (GS-12/13 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Roswell, New Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). As the foreign assistance funds have grown, INL has had to dramatically expand its oversight capabilities and staff to properly administer these foreign assistance programs in the areas of counter narcotics, rule of law, mentoring, commodity transfers, and infrastructure improvements. To date, these programs have built useful relationships and positive results across each country. PURPOSE: The purpose of the personal service contract (PSC) is to provide a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to support contracts necessary to the ILEA's mission in Roswell, New Mexico. The COR's actions, decisions and recommendations are reviewed on the basis of demonstrated professional judgment, results achieved and conformance with appropriate laws and regulations. LOCATION: The COR will be based at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Roswell, New Mexico. RELATIONSHIP: The COR carries out duties on behalf of the Contracting Officer (CO), but reports to the INL ILEA Team Leader in Washington D.C.. The COR will coordinate closely with the ILEA Roswell Director, who oversees the training and course delivery, to ensure the seamless operation of the ILEA in pursuit of program objectives. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: • Oversees the daily operation of the ILEA facility through management of the logistics support contract, including both student and instructor support. • Participate in strategic discussions with ILEA Director and INL/C to assess program performance and to plan future program activities. • Coordinates all contractor services to ensure seamless support for course delivery at the ILEA. • Coordinate with the INL Program Office to ensure uninterrupted support for the ILEA facility, through timely execution of contract options or solicitations. • Identify any gaps in support of program requirements and make recommendations on solutions. • Works closely with INL program office to analyze program needs for contractor support, as well as to define and document scopes of work, plans, schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and operational activities for a variety of support contracts. Advises program managers in developing clear, accurate, and detailed contractual requirements. • Represents INL interests and priorities when coordinating contract administration efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations both internal and external to DOS that are involved with, supported, or affected by INL contracts. Facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information among stakeholders, including organizing, hosting, and documenting project meetings. • Coordinates with program/project officers and designated contractor representatives on all technical matters that arise in the administration of the assigned contracts and task orders. Provides clarifications with regard to contract technical requirements, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. • Monitors contractors' progress and performance to assure compliance with all contract terms and conditions. Provides leadership and direction to program/project officers to ensure that rigorous surveillance of contractor activities is being exercised. Reviews, evaluates, and documents contractor performance in relation to contract requirements, including conducting progress reviews and providing appropriate approvals. Prepares progress reports in conjunction with contract milestones and updates plans and schedules as needed. Ensures that the results of all projects administered by INL support the achievement of the bureaus goals and objectives. • Secures/Recommends approval, if required, for deviations from approved budgets, plans, schedules, and scopes of work, and documents the changes accordingly. Identifies areas for program cost savings and makes appropriate recommendations. • Reviews and approves contractor invoices for assigned contracts and task orders. Conducts analyses of spending trends in order to ensure compliance with spending plans and to anticipate potential funding issues. Initiates action to promptly resolve funding issues. • Approves contractor procurement requests within the authority delegated by the CO. Serves as property administrator for the assigned contracts. • Identifies and recommends solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of projects according to contract requirements. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the COR's scope of authority, makes recommendations to INL management and the CO on appropriate corrective actions and implements those actions upon approval. • Develops, implements and ensures compliance with contract administration processes, including invoice submission/review, payment authorization, verification of receiving reports, quality assurance/surveillance, deliverables receipt and acceptance, project file and COR contract document maintenance. • Oversees the development and implementation of a series of contractor reports that ensure a regular flow of management information regarding contract activities among all concerned parties, including contractors, program offices/officers, and INL's senior management team. Serves as a technical advisor to INL on contract terms and conditions and performance requirements. Provides assessments of contractor progress as requested. • Performs other related duties as assigned. • Travel at least twice during a calendar year, domestic or international. COMPLEXITY: The programs implemented by INL are generally highly complex multi-year development and capacity-building programs. The programs often require the ability to resolve critical problems and achieve difficult goals that may impact on other programs. Programs are also characterized by large obligations of USG funds, a potentially high-risk security environment, a geographically broad operating platform, demanding program schedules, frequently-changing requirements, politically sensitive outcomes, multiple interagency and international actors, multiple contractor and sub-contractor relationships, and intense audit/oversight scrutiny. Detailed plans, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria are required for the long-range implementation and administration of the programs. Decisions concerning planning and organizing the programs are complicated by the intricacy of the contracts and the need to deal with multilayered concepts. Problems can arise that require intuition - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; inductive reasoning - the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events); and deductive reasoning - the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: COR position duties and responsibilities shall include the following: • Coordinate with the Contractor on all technical matters which may arise in the administration of this contract. • Give technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. • Monitor and inspect the Contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. • Inspect and accept deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. • Verify satisfactory delivery of contract items and prepare receiving reports and/or approve invoices for payment. • Verify efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the Contractor. • Authorize payments. • Notify the Contracting Officer and Contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitor response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. • Notify the CO in writing, of any performance or schedule failure by the Contractor. • Verify contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports. • Maintain constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the Contractor. • Resolve technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and refer to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time. • Inform the CO and the Program Office in writing of any needed changes in the Scope of Work or specifications. • Ensuring the Government meets its contractual obligations to the Contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. • Know and understand the terms and provisions of the contract. • Know the scope and limitations of COR authority. • Protect privileged and sensitive procurement information. • Routinely visit the Contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor to ensure contract compliance. • Serve as the designated property administrator for the contract. • Serve as the primary liaison between the Contractor and the CO. • Ensure consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the Contractor and evaluating the Contractor's performance. • Perform all acceptance tests required by the contract. • Establish and maintain adequate COR files. • Prepare statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. • Monitor the Contractor's use of key personnel and notify the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor. • Review and approve the Contractor's vouchers or invoices. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security, Medical (if applicable) and Ethics clearance. • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, and Ten (10) years' professional work experience, of which five years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight for INL programs. • Complete the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) distance-learning course (PA296) through Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Able to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification within 60 days of assignment. (see http://www.fai.gov for details). • Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated experience in contract execution including drafting Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, Independent Government Cost Estimates, and evaluating responses related to INL police programs. • Demonstrated experience in contract management, including the drafting and modification of Statements of Work, contract modifications, verifying expenditures and exercising contract options for INL police programs. • Previous experience in working in a law enforcement environment with a demonstrated working knowledge of law enforcement principles and concepts. • Demonstrated knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • Superior writing and communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to engage with senior government and industry officials. ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS: • In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 8610 (Domestic Staff Employment) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). • Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. EVALUATION FACTORS: FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in a law enforcement environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published July 2, 2015  -  Deadline July 13, 2015
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Port-au-Prince, Haiti Issuance Date: 07/02/2015 Closing Date: 07/13/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-040-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLY Offerors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Janette Dull E-mail: DullJR@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-040-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/02/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 07/13/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) 6. MARKET VALUE: $66,728 - $120,934 (FS-03-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Port-au-Prince, Haiti 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The mission of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its citizens through providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation. INL is responsible for developing policies and managing programs to strengthen law enforcement and other rule of law institutional capabilities outside the United States. INL relies on contractors to assist in fulfilling its responsibilities. INL uses a variety of implementing vehicles to accomplish construction projects around the world. These include interagency agreements (IAA) - e.g., with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - and contracts administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Office of Acquisitions Management (AQM) and AQM Regional Procurement Support Offices (RPSO). ORGANIZATION AQM contracting officers (CO) are located in Rosslyn, VA. RPSO CO's are located in Frankfurt, Germany and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The CO designates contracting officer's representatives (COR) and government technical monitors (GTM) from INL to deploy overseas to the location of contractor performance and serve as the "eyes and ears" of the CO. The COR carries out duties on behalf of the CO, but reports to the INL Deputy Director at Post. The programs at post are supported by INL Headquarters in Washington, DC. Of note, INL Program Offices support respective field operations in various regions of the globe in terms of program policy, budget formulation, strategic guidance and monitoring and evaluation. This will include INL's Regional Program Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP). Within INL's Office of Resource Management (INL/RM), the Contract Administration Support INL/RM/CAS, maintains liaison and coordination with contract oversight personnel by providing guidance on contract administrative policies, procedures, training and other support. CAS functions are carried out in strict coordination with the Grants, Acquisition, Procurement and Policy office (INL/RM/GAPP). PURPOSE The purpose of this contract is the provision of the services of a COR to deploy to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and assist with administering one or more construction contracts/task orders in country. As such, duties will include functioning as a Construction Management Advisor. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Plan, direct, coordinate, and assist with budgeting for a wide variety of construction projects, including the building of all types of modular and permanent structures. This position may: oversee contractor performance for an entire project or just part of one; schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes. Tasks include the following: • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines. • Determine labor requirements for purposes of construction SOW development. • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations. • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer. • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods. • Monitor the contractor's requisition of supplies and materials to complete construction projects. • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports. • Monitor quality control programs. • Recommend action to offset delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site. • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems. • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out. • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computers. • Receives, reviews, and provides suggested changes to various design documents and construction plans. Design review shall include Civil, Seismic, Structural, Architectural, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical elements evaluations. • Reviews contractor performance and deviations from the contract requirements through surveillance techniques, including direct observation at the contractor's work site. • Reviews and documents performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals. Monitors, prepares progress reports and updates plans and schedules. Reviews, monitors and reports the status of multiple contractor projects to ensure the results achieve the bureau's goals. 2. Identifies and recommends solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of the project. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the Advisor's realm of authority, makes recommendations to INL management and the Contracting Officer on appropriate corrective action, and implement actions upon approval. 3. Develops and maintains effective contract administration processes, such as invoice review, quality assurance/surveillance, and project file maintenance. Reviews and recommends proposed contract modifications or change orders. 4. Serves as a construction technical advisor to management on construction contract terms and conditions, performance requirements and operations, providing updates as required. Reviews deliverables, reports and papers from staff and contractors to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with project specifications, Bureau and Department objectives, policies and guidelines. 5. Represents INL interests and priorities when coordinating efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations internal and external to DOS. Facilitates the regular flow of information among stakeholders, such as by organizing, hosting and documenting project meetings. 6. Deployment is contingent upon successful completion of training to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) SPECIFIC COR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Coordinate with the Contractor on all technical matters which may arise in the administration of this contract. 2. Give technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 3. Monitor and inspect the Contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. 4. Inspect and accept deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. 5. Verify satisfactory delivery of contract items and prepare receiving reports and/or approve invoices for payment. 6. Verify efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the Contractor. 7. Authorize payments. 8. Notify the Contracting Officer and Contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitor response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. 9. Notify the CO writing, of any performance or schedule failure by the Contractor. 10. Verify contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports. 11. Maintain constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the Contractor. 12. Resolve technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and refer to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time. 13. Inform the CO in writing of any needed changes in the Scope of Work or specifications. 14. Ensuring the Government meets its contractual obligations to the Contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. 15. Know and understand the terms and provisions of the contract. 16. Know the scope and limitations of COR authority. 17. Protect privileged and sensitive procurement information. 18. Periodically visit the Contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor. 19. Serve as the designated property administrator for the contract. 20. Serve as the primary liaison between the Contractor and the CO. 21. Ensure consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the Contractor and evaluating the Contractor's performance. 22. Perform all acceptance tests required by the contract. 23. Establish and maintain adequate COR files. 24. Prepare statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. 25. Monitor the Contractor's use of key personnel and notify the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor. 26. Review and approve the Contractor's vouchers or invoices. RELATIONSHIPS The Contracting Officer's Representative reports to the INL Deputy Director at Post. The Contract Administrator is INL in Washington and shall be the INL Contracting Officer. In no instance, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the terms and conditions of the contract or waive the Government's requirements, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. The Contracting Officer must authorize such changes, in writing. GUIDELINES Guidelines consist of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Department of State Acquisition Regulations, the CO's letter of delegation of authority appointing the COR, and official INL bureau guidelines. In addition, the Advisor must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied, which may include reference to pertinent legislative history, related court decisions, state and local laws, or policy initiatives of agency management. The Advisor must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and DOS financial operating procedures and policies. COMPLEXITY The programs implemented by INL are generally highly complex multi-year development and capacity-building programs. The programs often require the ability to resolve critical problems and achieve difficult goals that may impact on other programs. Programs are also characterized by large obligations of USG funds, a potentially high-risk security environment, a geographically broad operating platform, demanding program schedules, frequently-changing requirements, politically sensitive outcomes, multiple interagency and international actors, multiple contractor and sub-contractor relationships, and intense audit/oversight scrutiny. Detailed plans, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria are required for the long-range implementation and administration of the programs. Decisions concerning planning and organizing the programs are complicated by the intricacy of the contracts and the need to deal with multilayered concepts. Problems can arise that require intuition - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; inductive reasoning - the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events); and deductive reasoning - the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requires the ability to travel to and from several remote areas. The work requires an above average resistance to fatigue and physical hardships. Successful completion of a State Department Class 1 unrestricted medical exam is required. Extended assignments to remote program sites will be required, necessitating the ability to walk medium to longer distances (hundreds of yards or more) on generally irregular dirt or stone surfaces, in both hilly and flat terrain. Additionally, those undergoing medical treatment or taking certain medicines that limit their physical or mental abilities may find it difficult to adhere to the limitations recommended by their physician(s). Travel on helicopters and/or cargo-oriented fixed wing aircraft may also be required. Those with ear or other problems, who do not easily adapt to pressurized environments or higher but non-pressurized environments, will find the travel requirements of these positions difficult. Climate conditions are also a factor. Work is often done in extremes of cold and heat, in dusty and windy environments, and frequently outdoors. Those with circulation problems or difficulties adapting to climate extremes or extremely dusty environments will find this aspect of the work difficult and may not be capable of passing the State Department required medical exam. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The COR carries out duties on behalf of the CO but reports to the INL Deputy Director at Post. The Advisor's actions, decisions and recommendations are reviewed on the basis of demonstrated professional judgment, results achieved and conformance with appropriate laws and regulations. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance will be one year from the date of award with four option years. ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 4120 (Employee Responsibilities Abroad) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). 2. Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security (Advisor may begin with an Interim clearance), Medical, and Ethics clearances. 2. Bachelor's Degree in architecture, construction science, construction management or engineering; preferably structural or civil engineering preferred. Master's degree is preferred. 3. A total of fifteen years' professional work experience, of which: • Two years shall have included managing projects of similar scale, scope and complexity as described in paragraph II.E above. • One year shall be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. • Overall, experience should demonstrate to the maximum extent possible: o At least four years' experience in senior project management roles that involve strategic planning, project management using critical path methodology, resource management, quality control processes, and budgeting. o At least four years' experience with Facility Management and/or maintain a FMA - Facility Management Administrator designation through the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI). o Significant experience in modular design and construction, general design and construction or permanent infrastructure design/build projects. o Significant experience in cost estimating. Technical maintenance skills, which includes knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, operation and maintenance o Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. o International experience 4. Training or Experience in Contract Administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures. 5. Superior Administrative and Management skills. For example: • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. • Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 6. Superior Communication and Interpersonal skills For example: • Superior writing. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. • The ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand. • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 7. Able to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification within 60 days of assignment. (see http://www.fai.gov for details) 8. Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Evaluation Factors: FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post • Housing Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA) • Education Allowance • Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential • Danger Pay • Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

Contracting Officer Representative (COR)

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published March 14, 2016  -  Deadline March 28, 2016
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for CARSIWashington, DC Issuance Date: 03/014/2016Closing Date: 03/28/2016SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-020-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-020-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/14/20163. CLOSING DATE: 03/28/20164. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: Contracting Officer Representative (COR)6. MARKET VALUE: $108,887 - $141,555 (GS-14 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR:The US Department of State (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs' (INL) mission is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its Citizens through global cooperation. INL's Office of the Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) develops narcotics control and anticrime policy initiatives for narcotics producing and transit countries in Latin America, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and Canada. The Office provides overall program and policy direction for INL bilateral narcotics and anticrime assistance programs at overseas posts, develops and revises drug and crime strategies, and coordinates their development with other U.S. agencies. In addition, INL/WHP has responsibility for coordinating policy and programs with other United States Government (USG) departments and agencies involved in international narcotics control and crime activities, particularly with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Departments of Defense, Justice, Homeland Security, Treasury, and the Agency for International Development. The purpose of the COR is to support and assist with contract development, implementation, and oversight needs of INL programs in the seven (7) Central American counties as well as provide assistance throughout the acquisition process. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the guidance of the CARSI Team Lead in Washington, and in coordination with INL/RM, CARSI program officers, and INL Directors in Central America, the COR will complete the following duties, either directly or through supervision of team members/staff: 1. Work with project stakeholders to analyze program needs, define and document the program's contractual scope, schedule, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones and activities. 2. Assist program managers and INL Directors from inception to completion of the contract to develop clear, accurate, current, detailed contractual requirements, provide COR support for field-based oversight of contracts, and provide program managers with oversight best practices. 3. Represent INL CARSI interests and priorities when coordinating contracting projects among multiple federal agencies and organizations internal and external to DOS. Facilitate the regular flow of information among stakeholders, such as by organizing, hosting and documenting project meetings. 4. Evaluate contractor performance and deviations from the contract requirements through surveillance techniques, including direct observation at the contractor's work site. Review and document performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals. Monitor, prepare progress reports, and update plans and schedules. Review, monitor, and report the status of multiple contractor projects to ensure the results achieve the Bureau's goals. 5. Identify and recommend solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of the contracted project. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the COR's realm of authority, make recommendations to INL management, INL Director's in the field and the Contracting Officer on appropriate corrective action, and implement these actions upon approval. 6. Develop and maintain effective contract administration processes, such as invoice review, quality assurance/surveillance, and project file maintenance. 7. Serve as a technical COR to INL management in Washington and in the field on contract terms and conditions, performance requirements and operations, providing updates as required. Review reports and papers from staff and contractors to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with Bureau and Department objectives, policies, and guidelines. 8. Deploy based on successfully completing training required to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) SPECIFIC COR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCOR, responsibilities shall include the following:1. Coordinating with the contractor on all technical matters, which may arise in the administration of this contract.2. Giving technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures.3. Monitoring and inspecting the contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions.4. Inspecting and accepting deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government.5. Verifying satisfactory delivery of contract items and preparing receiving reports and/or approving invoices for payment.6. Verifying efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the contractor.7. Authorizing payments.8. Notifying the CO and contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitoring response and repair items as stipulated in the contract.9. Notifying the CO in writing of any performance or schedule failure by the contractor.10. Verifying contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports.11. Maintaining constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the contractor.12. Resolving technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and referring to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time.13. Informing the CO in writing of any needed changes in the scope of work or specifications.14. Ensuring the Government meets its contractual obligations to the contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract.15. Knowing and understanding the terms and provisions of the contract.16. Knowing the scope and limitations of COR authority.17. Protecting privileged and sensitive procurement information.18. Periodically visiting the contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor.19. Serving as the designated property administrator for the contract.20. Serving as the primary liaison between the contractor and the CO.21. Ensuring consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the contractor and evaluating the contractor's performance.22. Performing all acceptance tests required by the contract.23. Establishing and maintaining adequate COR files.24. Preparing statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies.25. Monitoring the contractor's use of key personnel and notifying the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor.26. Reviewing and approving the contractor's vouchers or invoices. RELATIONSHIPSThe COR shall work under the supervision of the INL/WHP Team Lead for the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) program and receive official designation as COR from INL/RM. It is expected that this position will require considerable time traveling in the field. To ensure appropriate communication and oversight, the COR shall meet weekly (in person or by phone) with the INL CARSI Team Lead and provide written reports of work performed within one week of travel back from the field. The COR will also report regularly in writing as well as in person when traveling, to the INL Directors in the region to keep INL regional management informed of progress and issues. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/WHP Director(s) and;2. INL/WHP Team Lead Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. COMPLEXITYThis position involves planning, organizing and completing financial and organizational analysis of enormous complexity. Due to the high visibility and political sensitivity of the issues in which INL is involved, there is extreme difficulty in identifying the nature of the issues and planning, organizing and determining the scope and depth of studies/audits to be undertaken. The PSC is expected to address difficult scenarios by separating the substantive nature of the programs or issues into their components and determining the nature and magnitude of programs or issues, as well as in discerning the intent of the legislation and policy statements and determining how to translate the intent into program actions. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe PSC performs broad and extensive assignments related to a complex administrative/financial program spanning the full-range of citizen safety, law enforcement, rule of law, and counternarcotics programs in INL/WHP, which is of significant interest to the public and to Congress. REGULATIONS, POLICY, GUIDELINES, LAWThe COR must follow the following guidelines which consist of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Department of State Acquisition Regulations, the CO's letter of delegation of authority appointing the COR, the terms and conditions of the specific contract, and official INL bureau guidelines. The COR must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied, which may include reference to pertinent legislative history, related court decisions, state and local laws, or policy initiatives of agency management. The COR must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and DOS financial operating procedures and policies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:• U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security and Ethics clearance.• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or substituted with 12 years of experience performing related functions in program management and oversight. • Able to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification within 60 days of assignment.(see http://www.fai.gov for details)• A total of ten (10) years' professional work experience, of which four years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight. • At least five (5) years of previous COR experience on contracts of moderate to high complexity that required significant acquisition investment.• Training or experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures.• Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, to include customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.• Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.• Judgment and decision making, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.• Demonstrated ability to facilitate win-win outcomes and reconcile competing or opposing points of view. • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both English/Spanish both orally/written. • Active listening giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.• Demonstrated ability to engage constructively with senior government and industry officials. ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS:• In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 8610 (Domestic Staff Employment) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). • Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENTThe PSC shall be able to use a furnished with office space, a computer, office telephone, and other supplies needed for job requirements. This property will be owned and maintained by the Department of State DoS. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTSThe work of the COR may be conducted by telework, but the COR is expected to come to Washington, D.C. on at least a monthly basis (and more frequently as required) to meet with INL personnel, and to travel to the field at least quarterly (and more frequently as required) regularly for meetings, conferences, inspections, and evaluations. EVALUATION FACTORS FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points)Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (FAR) (25 points)Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points)Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in Central or Latin America. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points)Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources.   COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  

Contracting Officer Representative (COR

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published June 3, 2014  -  Deadline June 17, 2014
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Jerusalem Issuance Date: 06-03-2014 Closing Date: 06-17-2014 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-14-029-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Amy Kara E-mail: KaraAM2@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Amy Kara Email: KaraAM2@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-14-029-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 06-03-2014 3. CLOSING DATE: 06-17-2014 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: Contracting Officer Representative (COR) 6. MARKET VALUE: $81,535- $119,737 (FS 02) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Jerusalem 8. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate Jerusalem (INL/J), in coordination with the United States Security Coordinator (USSC), is currently implementing the Palestinian Authority Security Sector Transformation Program which is now transitioning to a long term institutional development focus with an emphasis on maintaining and sustaining Palestinian Authority (PA) capabilities to provide public security and rule of law. The USSC is a U.S. Department of Defense team, augmented by international military officers, which works in close partnership with INL on all U.S.-funded training, equipping, and institutional development assistance to the Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF), which principally includes the National Security Force (NSF), Palestinian Civil Police (PCP), Presidential Guard (PG), Civil Defense (CD), and Preventative Security Organization (PSO). Institution building assistance is provided, to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to better enable the Ministry to carry responsibilities for oversight and seaport of the PASF. In close coordination with USSC and other international donors, INL/J also manages assistance programs for the PA justice sector, which includes training, mentoring, and infrastructure support to the Attorney General's Office, Public Prosecutors Offices, the courts, and the corrections sector. The purpose of this Personal Services Contract is to fill the position of Contract Officer Representative (COR) who is responsible for providing expert advice, guidance, and direction in the administration of multiple high profile INL support contracts. These contracts encompass a yearly contract value of approximately $40 million annually with over 150 personnel on assignment throughout the West Bank, Jordan and Jerusalem. These contracts are in support of the entire INL portfolio to include corrections, justice and security sector programs. Relationship: The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) reports to the INL/Jerusalem Director. The COR will work at the INL/Jerusalem office, with frequent travel to the field as needed, to include areas throughout the West Bank, Israel and Jordan. General Requirements: 1. Works closely with INL and USSC stakeholders to analyze program needs for contractor support, as well as to define and document scopes of work plans, schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and operational activities for a variety of support contracts. 2. In coordination with INL management, the COR provides guidance and makes programmatic decisions for PASST program. The COR works closely with INL and USSC stakeholders to determine program requirements and then takes the necessary contractual actions needed to support those requirements. 3. Advises INL and USSC program managers in developing clear, accurate, and detailed contractual requirements. 4. Represents INL interests and priorities when coordinating contract administration efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations both internal and external to DOS that are involved with, supported, or affected by INL contracts. 5. Facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information among stakeholders, including organizing, hosting, and documenting project meetings. 6. Coordinates with program/project officers and designated contractor representatives on all technical matters that arise in the administration of the assigned contracts and task orders. Provides clarifications with regard to contract technical requirements, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 7. Maintains constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms and conditions on the part of contractors. 8. Monitors contractors' progress and performance to assure compliance with all contract terms and conditions. 9. Provides leadership and direction to program/project officers to ensure that rigorous surveillance of contractor activities is being exercised. 10. Visits contractor work-sites to provide guidance and resolve issues as needed. Reviews, evaluates, and documents contractor performance in relation to contract requirements, including conducting progress reviews and providing appropriate approvals. 11. Prepares progress reports in conjunction with contract milestones, updates plans, and schedules as needed. 12. Provides assessments of contractor progress as requested. Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate with the Contractor on all technical matters that may arise in the administration of these contracts. • Provide technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. • Monitor and inspect the Contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. • Inspect and accept deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. • Verify satisfactory delivery of contract items and prepare receiving reports and/or approve invoices for payment. • Verify efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the Contractor. • Authorize payments. • Notify the Contracting Officer and Contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitor response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. • Notify the CO writing, of any performance or schedule failure by the Contractor. • Verify contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports. • Maintain constant awareness with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the Contractor. • Resolve technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and refer to the CO any issues that cannot be resolved without additional cost or time. • Inform the CO and the Program Office in writing of any needed changes in the Scope of Work or specifications. • Ensure the Government meets its contractual obligations to the Contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. • Know and understand the terms and provisions of assigned contracts. • Know the scope and limitations of COR authority. • Protect privileged and sensitive procurement information. • Routinely visit the Contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor to ensure contract compliance. • Serve as the designated property administrator for the contract. • Serve as the primary liaison between the Contractor and the CO. • Ensure consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the Contractor and evaluating the Contractor's performance. • Perform all acceptance tests required by the contract. • Establish and maintain adequate COR files. • Prepare statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. • Monitor the Contractor's use of key personnel and notify the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor. • Review and approve the Contractor's vouchers or invoices. • Perform other duties as assigned by the CO in a COR appointment letter. • Provide logistical support and oversight as needed for the EUM program under the direction of the Management Officer. • Liaison with USSC and Management Officer on logistical and procurement issues on the INL contracts which the COR provides oversight. • The COR will work closely with all the stakeholders to monitor the complex process and progress of equipment from the initial request until donation to the host government. The COR will be required to brief high-level military personnel and senior INL management on all logistical matters. In addition, the COR is required to represent INL in meetings with USSC, GSO and Palestinian Authorities regarding customs issues. The PASST program donates large amounts of USG funded equipment to the host government and it is critical to the mission. • Required to become a certified Grant Officer's Representative (GOR) and provide oversight of INL grants in country. • Serve as acting Management Officer when the Management Officer is absent. Acquisition Requirements and Duties: • Assist in the full range of activities required to identify, acquire, and deploy services and commodities necessary for project implementation. • Develop and identification of project services and commodity requirements including discussions with host nation counterpart personnel. • Conduct market research to determine potential sources of supplies/services, as well as assist program officers with Acquisition Planning and the INL annual Advanced Implementation Planning (AIP). • Contact USG agencies with similar requirements. • Draft statements of work/specifications and evaluation criteria for use in solicitations. • Develop independent government cost estimates (IGCE) for commodities and services. • Participate as a member of Technical Evaluation Panels established to review and evaluate potential contractors' proposals in response to formal solicitations. • Perform COR functions for multiple INL-funded contracts implemented in the Jerusalem, West Bank and Jordan. Ethical Requirements: • In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 4120 (Employee Responsibilities Abroad) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). • Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. Minimum Requirements: • U.S. citizen, obtain/maintain Department of State Secret security, Medical and Ethics clearance. • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or substituted with 7 years of experience performing related functions in program management and oversight. • Able to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level III Certification within 60 days of assignment. (see http://www.fai.gov for details) • A total of fifteen (15) years' professional work experience, of which four years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight. • Demonstrated experience of two (2) years of COR experience on contracts of moderate to high complexity that required significant acquisition investment. • Training or experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures. • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, to include customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. • Judgment and Decision Making, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. • Demonstrated ability to facilitate win-win outcomes and reconcile competing or opposing points of view. • Demonstrated superior writing and communication skills. • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. • Demonstrated ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand. • Demonstrated ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Writing and communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. • Demonstrated ability to engage constructively with senior government and industry officials. Preferred Knowledge and Skills: • Previous experience managing U.S. Government assistance programs. • Previous experience in the Middle East. Evaluation Factors: FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance (REIMBURSEMENT) • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan (NO MATCHING) ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Army Contracting Command-New Jersey FY14 Contract Closeouts

Other Defense Agencies, Washington Headquarters Services | Published July 22, 2014
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Under this task, the Contractor will provide administrative services for the close out of contracts and agreements issued by US Army Contracting Command New Jersey (ACC - NJ) and National Capital Region (NCR) (agency abolished) contracts. Acquisition instruments shall include contracts, purchase orders, grants, cooperative agreements that are Firm Fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, as well as Time and Materials contracts/orders with fixed rates.

Contracting Specialist

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ECC | Published February 28, 2017  -  Deadline March 9, 2017
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NTVs For Poland & Hungary.

Contracting Officer

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published August 29, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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The United States Government acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service is hereby seeking quotes for Topcon survey grade equipment supporting the state of Louisiana.Standard Form 1449 is not applicable to this request for quote. Quotes may be submitted via e-mail.

"THIS IS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY"with Northlands Job Corps Center for 2014_NJCC_Masonry_Envelope_Consultant

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published October 23, 2014  -  Deadline November 14, 2014
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"THIS IS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY" with Northlands Job Corps Center for project: 2014_NJCC_Masonry_Envelope_Consultant for all masonry buildings on Center.

"THIS IS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY" with Northlands Job Corps Center

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published October 23, 2014  -  Deadline November 17, 2014
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"THIS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY" with Northlands Job Corps Center for project: 2014 NJCC Building 5, 17, 18, 19 and 24 Air Conditioning Upgrade on Deficiency # 95624, 95627, 95628, 95629 and 95630

USPSC - Contracting and Agreement Officer - Overseas

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published August 15, 2014  -  Deadline October 1, 2014
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Request for Personal Service Contractor USAID Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff Position Title: Contracting and Agreement Officer (Multiple Positions) Solicitation Number: SOL-OCR-14-000008 Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent Hourly Rate: $48.21 - $62.68 (Equivalent Daily Rate: $385.68 - $501.44) Issuance Date: August 15, 2014 Closing Date: October 1, 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 Contracting and Agreement 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 a Contracting and Agreement Officer 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-two 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 two pages the additional pages will NOT be reviewed or evaluated. 3 Proof of a current FAC-C Level I or PMCP Level I Certification, or other relevant trainings and certifications to demonstrate eligibility to obtain a Level I Warrant. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and one-two 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 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) Contracting and Agreement Officer (Multiple Positions) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OCR-14-000008 2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 15, 2014 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: October 1, 2014, 5:00 pm EDT 4. POSITION TITLE: Contracting and Agreement Officer 5. MARKET VALUE: GS-15 equivalent hourly/daily rate ($48.21 - $62.68/$385.68 - $501.44 - 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 must notify CS3 whether he/she is available for the assignment within two business days. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she must 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 must 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 Contracting and Agreement 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 16 of this solicitation. INTRODUCTION This senior level position calls for an experienced professional with the presence, knowledge and the leadership skills to represent USAID for the Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff the Democracy Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau of USAID and USAID Field Missions in liaison with the U.S. Ambassador or his/her Representative and other agencies of the U.S. Government. The individual must be able to develop and maintain relationships among a diverse range of professionals to gain information, collaborate, and advance the Mission Objectives. The individual must be prepared to work or collaborate with senior officials from the host country, diplomatic missions, bilateral and multilateral donors, international organizations, the private sector and non-governmental organizations working in the international sphere. He/she will report to the Mission Director or his/her designated representative on deployment and report to the Deputy Director of DCHA/CS3 on a regular basis. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES While every deployment is different, the USPSC Contracting and Agreement Officer may be responsible for the full breadth of administrative and management functions associated with new and on-going activities as they relate to various types of acquisition and assistance instruments abroad. In particular, the incumbent will be required to assess the acquisition and assistance needs of the USAID Mission and deliver timely support ensuring that USG and USAID interests are protected/promoted, coordinated, and policy is properly and consistently implemented. The incumbent will likely be expected to report regularly on his or her work to the Chief of Mission or his/her designee and senior USG officials in country and in Washington. He or she will also be expected to provide CS3/Washington with regular reports that include observations, problems, and recommendations. Leadership, oversight, supervision and backstopping of several different development portfolios may be encountered in the mission. The Contracting and Agreement Officer may be required to: • Serve as a member of the USAID's Mission Senior Leadership Team. • Manage special cross-cutting initiatives and task force groups to accomplish programmatic goals. • Support contracting and procurement activities by reviewing and analyzing data and providing assistance and advice on contracting and grant actions. • Assist in the formulation, coordination and management of strategies, policies, guidelines and procedures for establishing and implementing acquisition and assistance programs. • Manage the planning, solicitation, evaluation, cost/price analysis, negotiation, administration and closeout of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements as well as other USAID award instruments. • Coordinate activities with other USAID offices, the Department of State, other USG agencies, and host country officials. • Acts as a liaison with counterparts in other USAID regional offices and central bureaus on behalf of the Mission to facilitate Mission Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) activities. • Develop reports, and responses to Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congressional, inquiries, responses to Inspector General (IG), and other inquiries. • Perform a variety of duties related to special projects involving program issues that contain complicated A&A elements. • Appoint acquisition & assistance technical representatives and support the ongoing monitoring, evaluation and management of project implementer's performance. • Oversee staff and implementing partner organizations, excluding direct hire staff. • Provide on-site training and mentoring for new staff both in Washington and the field as required. • Advise Ambassador, Mission Leadership, and/or USAID Washington on development, crisis, or conflict issues relevant to USAID that affect A&A functions and activities. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Contracting and Agreement 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 education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) (1) U.S. Citizen. (2) English Fluency. (3) Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET up to a TOP SECRET level security clearance as provided by USAID. A Top Secret clearance may be required for certain activations based on programmatic needs. (4) Ability to obtain a Department of State Class 1 worldwide medical clearance. (5) Bachelor's Degree and a minimum eleven (11) years of progressively responsible work experience in acquisition and assistance. (6) Eligible or qualified to receive FAC-C Level I Certification. (7) Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (8) A 1-2 page narrative submitted. See cover page for narrative requirements. (9) Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. WARRANT REQUIREMENTS Individuals applying for this position must qualify to obtain at least a Level I warrant. As such, each applicant must meet the following minimum warrant requirements in addition to the above General Requirements upon submission of their application: LEVEL I - $1,000,000 Level I authority is limited to $1,000,000 per action and applies to both acquisition and assistance. The education, training and experience indicated below are applicable for both acquisition and assistance warrant authority: Education: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university OR at least 24 semester hours from an accredited U.S. college or university among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Experience: At this level, the incumbent works under the relatively close supervision of a Senior Contracting Officer. The incumbent will have a minimum of two (2) years of on-the-job experience in Government contracting or commercial contracting directly related to Federal government rules and regulations. The Supervisor must prepare a written justification for the warrant to be included as part of the request for appointment of a Contracting Officer Training: Be Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level I Certified or, at a minimum, the incumbent must have completed courses in accordance with Federal Acquisition Institute's FAC-C Certification Requirements for Level I. Please click the link: http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/fac-c-certification-requirements-legacy for more information. After award, the incumbent must complete the following Agency specific courses, if not already completed: • Agency Specific Courses: • Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) - 40 hours • Note: This requirement can be met through formal classroom instruction or via On-line training (CON 237) • Essential Elements in Assistance - 40 hours* • Personal Services Contracting (PSC) Workshop* • Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) - On-line • CLC 020 (On-line) - Commercial Item Determination • CLC 131 (On-line) - Commercial Item Pricing Note: FAC-C Level I Certification (as determined by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/fac-c-certification-requirements-legacy) is required for any employee issued a Level I Contracting Officer's warrant. Personnel who have completed the USAID/Procurement Management Certification Program (PMCP) are considered to have met the training requirements for FAC-C Level I, but must receive formal certification from FAI to be eligible for warrant consideration. 15. PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE FOR THIS POSITION • Experience in international affairs, international development or international business. • Experience in a senior management capacity with an international development organization. • Proven management experience in an international organization. • Relevant overseas experience, some of which in crisis environments or conflict prone countries. • Extensive background in service contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. • Previous USG acquisition and assistance experience. 16. SELECTION CRITERIA (100 Total) (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants.) Factor 1: Education (5 Points) Scored based on the relevance of the academic field to subsequent work experience. • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Factor 2: Experience (30 Points) ● Demonstrated understanding of U.S. government procurement regulations and ability to advise, assist and lead procurement processes ensuring auditable due diligence. ● Demonstrated experience working with Acquisition (Contracts) and Assistance (Grants, Co-operative Agreements) instruments valued at $10 Million and above. ● Demonstrated knowledge of the procurement cycle including planning, solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, award, administration and closeouts of acquisition and assistance instruments. ● Demonstrated experience with the performance of technical evaluations, cost and price analysis, and monitoring and evaluation of work performed under acquisition and assistance instruments. ● Demonstrated experience in the planning, design, execution and overseeing of bilateral or multilateral programs with host governments, local in-country organizations, or and/or international organizations. ● Demonstrated ability to advise, assist and occasionally lead strategic planning of organizational requirements in resources, staff and programs related to an international assistance effort. ● Demonstrated ability to provide informed advice and counsel to Ambassadors and Foreign Service Leadership on development, crisis, or conflict issues relevant to international relief, stabilization, transition and/or development objectives. ● Past USG warrant authority. Factor 3: General Skills and Abilities (10 Points) ● Demonstrated ability to function with minimal supervision and to exercise leadership in the development and execution of an international development programs. ● Demonstrated ability to represent international organizations to senior United States and foreign government officials, as well as senior officials of international organizations, diplomatic commissions, the private sector and NGOs. ● Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a demanding, fast paced and rapidly changing environment. ● Demonstrated ability to live and work in sometimes austere, conflict prone environments. ● Demonstrated analytical and independent decision making skills. ● Demonstrated ability to lead diverse multi-disciplinary teams. Factor 4: Training and Certification (25 Points) ● Demonstrated degree of completion of education, training, and experience requirements needed to perform as a Contracting Officer and Agreement Officer. *Note: These two courses under "Agency Required Courses" are only available to USAID employee and contractor staff, therefore lack of the following courses is NOT considered a weakness relative to this evaluation criteria: • Essential Elements in Assistance - 40 hours • Personal Services Contracting (PSC) Workshop Interview Performance - 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail Total Possible Points: 100 BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Minimum Requirements for the position (Education/Experiences and Other Requirements) will be further evaluated by applying the selection criteria to the submitted resume and narrative. 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 each additional 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 1-2 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 two pages the additional pages will NOT be reviewed or evaluated. 3. Proof of a current FAC-C Level I or PMCP Level I Certification, or other relevant trainings and certifications to demonstrate eligibility to obtain a Level I Warrant. 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 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.

Contracting Officer Representative, Team Lead

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 11, 2015
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer Representative, Team Lead Kabul, Afghanistan Issuance Date: 07/28/2015 Closing Date: 08/11/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-050-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLY Offerors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-050-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/28/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 08/11/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Contracting Officer Representative, Team Lead 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120, 934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Kabul, Afghanistan 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The position is assigned to the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), INL Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of the INL Bureau is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its citizens through the provision of assistance to foreign governments to develop and sustain law enforcement and rule of law programs. The incumbent serves as the Team Lead for the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and Government Technical Monitor Team (GTM) in Afghanistan and is responsible for providing expert advice, guidance, and direction in the management of the team and in the administration of INL support contracts. The Team Lead will report to the INL Director in Kabul, Afghanistan. PURPOSE The purpose of this contract is the provision of the services of a Contracting Officer's Representative/Government Technical Monitor Team Lead to deploy and assist with administering one or more contracts/task orders in Afghanistan. INL/K is responsible for implementing the INL programs in Afghanistan and is composed of management and program personnel focused on their success. One of the functions of INL/K is to manage the COR/GTM Team as they perform their oversight and monitoring activities. The COR/GTM Team provides guidance on contract administrative policies, procedures and other support to the INL/K Director and his management and program personnel. The INL/K COR/GTM team is managed and led by the Team Lead. RELATIONSHIP The Team Lead carries out duties on behalf of the CO, but reports to the INL Senior Management Officer at Post. The incumbent's actions, decisions and recommendations are reviewed on the basis of demonstrated professional judgment, results achieved and conformance with appropriate laws and regulations. The Contract Administrator is INL in Washington and shall be the INL Contracting Officer. In no instance, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the terms and conditions of the contract or waive the Government's requirements, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. The Contracting Officer must authorize such changes, in writing. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Leads and manages a diverse team of CORs and GTMs in the performance of their duties. 2. Provides technical direction to the CORs as required. 3. Implement COR and GTM staffing changes as required. 4. Prepare analytical staffing and progress reports. 5. Provide technical clarifications on contract monitoring and oversight issues 6. Works closely with INL stakeholders and the CORs to analyze program needs for contractor support, as well as to define and document scopes of work, plans, schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and operational activities for a variety of support contracts. Advises program managers in developing clear, accurate, and detailed contractual requirements. 7. Represents INL interests and priorities when coordinating contract administration efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations both internal and external to DOS that are involved with, supported, or affected by INL contracts. 8. Facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information among stakeholders, including organizing, hosting, and documenting meetings. 9. Coordinates with the COR, program/project officers and designated contractor representatives on all technical matters that arise in the administration of the assigned task orders. Provides clarifications with regard to contract technical requirements, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 10. Maintains constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms and conditions on the part of contractors. 11. Monitors contractors' progress and performance to assure compliance with all contract terms and conditions. Provide leadership and direction to the CORs and program/project officers to ensure that rigorous surveillance of contractor activities is being exercised. Visits contractor work sites to provide guidance and resolve issues as needed. Reviews, evaluates, and documents contractor performance in relation to contract requirements, including conducting progress reviews and providing appropriate approvals. Prepares progress reports in conjunction with contract milestones, updates plans and schedules as needed and ensures that the results of all projects administered by INL support the achievement of the bureaus goals and objectives. 12. Secures/Recommends approval, if required, for deviations from approved budgets, plans, schedules, and scopes of work, and documents the changes accordingly. 13. Reviews and approves contractor invoices for assigned contracts and task orders. Conducts analyses of contractor spending trends to ensure compliance with spending plans to anticipate potential funding issues and initiates action to promptly resolve funding issues. 14. Approves contractor procurement requests within the authority delegated by the CO. Serves as property administrator for the assigned contracts. 15. Identifies and recommends solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of projects according to contract requirements. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the incumbent's scope of authority, makes recommendations to INL management and the CO/COR on appropriate corrective actions and implements those actions upon approval. 16. Develops, implements and ensures compliance with contract administration processes, including invoice submission/review, payment authorization, verification of receiving reports, quality assurance/surveillance, deliverables receipt and acceptance, project file and COR contract document maintenance. 17. Oversees the development and implementation of a series of contractor and reports that ensure a regular flow of management information regarding contract activities among all concerned parties, including contractors, program offices/officers, and INL's senior management team. Serve as a technical advisor to INL and Embassy management on performance requirements, contract terms and conditions. Provide assessments of contractor progress as requested. TEAM LEAD SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Direct management of a diverse team of CORs, GTMs, and local employed staff performing their duties both at the Embassy and at U.S. Government contractor locations country wide. 2. Implement staffing changes as required by re-deploying team members in response to task order oversight need changes. 3. Develop a strategic plan for the team for 2015 and beyond. 4. Balancing the workload of the team members. 5. Promote free and open communication between all members of the team. 6. Be the "voice of the team" to INL Management keeping them updated on team activities. 7. Taking into consideration any travel restrictions, maximize COR and GTM "time in the field" performing their duties. 8. Travel with the CORs for contractor visits and assist in the performance of their duties as required to maintain their "boots on the ground" knowledge. 9. Resolve team employee issues, complaints and/or grievances. 10. Prepare analytical reports on the contractor/contracts to INL/K management. 11. Review the COR monthly reports 12. Give technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures to the GTM when the COR is absent. 13. Audit each of the COR files on a regular basis for conformance to the CO's requirements. 14. Perform twice per year employee performance audits and provide constructive feedback to the employee. 15. Prepare status reports of the contracts as required by INL/K Management. 16. Assist the COR in mitigating problems or issues between the different programs/contractors as required. 17. Ensure consistency across the COR/GTM team as they are provide guidance to each of the Contractors in evaluating their performance. 18. Assure each COR and GTM maintain their FAC-COR certifications. 19. Create and implement a continuing education plan for the CORs and GTMs to expand and improve their contract monitoring and oversight skills to include the FAR. 20. Create and implement training for the CORs and GTMs when each new task order is assigned to provide a seamless transition from the old to the new. 21. Monitor the Quality Assurance Surveillance Program to assure its full implementation and completeness. 22. Monitor the Corrective Actions to confirm all are resolved in a timely manner. 23. Develop the plans and strategies necessary to provide seamless contractor oversight and monitoring and to mitigate the related risks in post conflict countries when are under transition. 24. Be the main point of contact with INL/K Management on INL contract issues and requirements. 25. Liaison with other US Government agencies, Host government officials and the implementing Contractors. 26. Coordinate with the CORs on all major technical matters which may arise in the administration of their delegated contract assignments. 27. Know and understand the terms and provisions of the contracts assigned to the team. 28. Know the scope and limitations of the Team Lead's authority. 29. Protect privileged and sensitive procurement information. DELIVERABLES Deliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/POST Director(s) and; 2. INL/Program Officer MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • U.S. citizen, capable of attaining and maintaining requirements for a State Department Secret, medical and ethics security clearance. • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and/or at least 15 years professional work experience. • A total of fifteen years' professional work experience, of which three years should be directly related to performing functions in program management and/or contractor oversight. Experience in a post conflict country a plus. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects concurrently. • Demonstrated two (2) years work experience in managing a diverse team of four employees or greater in a post conflict country. • Demonstrated training and experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures and have a current or able to obtain a FAC-COR Level III certification. • Experience in invoice auditing and validation. • Demonstrated knowledge of the FAR. • Superior administrative and management skills. For example: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. • Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. • Demonstrated superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. GUIDELINES Guidelines consist of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Department of State Acquisition Regulations, the CO's letter of delegation of authority appointing the COR, and official INL bureau guidelines. In addition, the Advisor must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied, which may include reference to pertinent legislative history, related court decisions, state and local laws, or policy initiatives of agency management. The Advisor must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and DOS financial operating procedures and policies. COMPLEXITY The programs implemented by INL are generally highly complex multi-year development and capacity-building programs. The programs often require the ability to resolve critical problems and achieve difficult goals that may impact on other programs. Programs are also characterized by large obligations of USG funds, a potentially high-risk security environment, a geographically broad operating platform, demanding program schedules, frequently-changing requirements, politically sensitive outcomes, multiple interagency and international actors, multiple contractor and sub-contractor relationships, and intense audit/oversight scrutiny. Detailed plans, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria are required for the long-range implementation and administration of the programs. Decisions concerning planning and organizing the programs are complicated by the intricacy of the contracts and the need to deal with multilayered concepts. Problems can arise that require intuition - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; inductive reasoning - the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events); and deductive reasoning - the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. PHYSICAL DEMANDS IN AFGHANISTAN The work requires the ability to travel to and from several remote areas. The work requires an above average resistance to fatigue and physical hardships. Successful completion of a State Department Class 1 unrestricted medical exam is required. Extended assignments to remote program sites will be required, necessitating the ability to walk medium to longer distances (hundreds of yards or more) on generally irregular dirt or stone surfaces, in both hilly and flat terrain. Additionally, those undergoing medical treatment or taking certain medicines that limit their physical or mental abilities may find it difficult to adhere to the limitations recommended by their physician(s). Travel on helicopters and/or cargo-oriented fixed wing aircraft may also be required. Those with ear or other problems, who do not easily adapt to pressurized environments or higher but non-pressurized environments, will find the travel requirements of these positions difficult. Climate conditions are also a factor. Work is often done in extremes of cold and heat, in dusty and windy environments, and frequently outdoors. Those with circulation problems or difficulties adapting to climate extremes or extremely dusty environments will find this aspect of the work difficult and may not be capable of passing the State Department required medical exam. TRAVEL AND POSITION LOCATION The position is located at the U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan. Frequent travel in and around Kabul is likely. All movements within Afghanistan will be covered by the U.S. military and/or Embassy air wing and motor pool assets, and all travel outside of Afghanistan will be covered by commercial airlines. Pre-deployment support for the Afghanistan-based Advisor: The advisor will be required to attend four (4) weeks of basic familiarization training at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington D.C. prior to deployment or provide evidence of attending this training within the past five years. Ethical Requirements: In performance of this contract, the contractor shall be subject to the ethics rules applicable to Department of State employees under 5 CFR Part 2635 (Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch), 2 FAM 700 (Ethics), and 3 FAM 4120 (Employee Responsibilities Abroad) and 4170 (Official Clearance of Speaking, Writing and Teaching). Contractor shall also be subject to five CFR Part 2637 (regulations concerning post-employment conflicts of interest). Conditions for Contracting Prior to Receipt of Ethics Clearance: The Contractor may commence work prior to the completion of the ethics clearance. The Contractor shall not perform Contracting Officer Representative functions until clearance received. Further, if Contractor does not obtain ethics clearance within 30 days of commencing work, this contract may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (a) (2) of General Provision 16 of this contract. EVALUATION CRITERIA FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict Embassy environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post • Housing Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA) • Education Allowance • Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential • Danger Pay • Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

"THIS IS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY" with Northlands Job Corps Center 2014_NJCC_Sprinkler_System_Upgrades

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published October 23, 2014  -  Deadline November 14, 2014
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"THIS IS A SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY" with Northlands Job Corps Center for project: 2014_NJCC_Sprinkler_System_Upgrades for Buildings 1, 8, 18, 19, 21, 24, and 25
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