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R--YFO POWERPLANT CONSULTANT

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation | Published June 30, 2015
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IGF::OT::IGF POWERPLANT CONSULTANT YFO

R--YFO Powerplant Consultant

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 26, 2015
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IGF::OT::IGF POWERPLANT CONSULTANT YFO

Systems Thinking/Systems Dynamics Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published August 23, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 2016
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See solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0176 - Systems Thinking/Systems Dynamics Consultant

Financial Management Accounting Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline August 26, 2015
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MCC, Department of Accounting and Finance, seeks to contract with a consultant, on a full time basis, to support MCC in financial management functions in the federal financial accounting area. See attached Statement of Work for additional details.

FADGI Still Image Expert Consultant

Library of Congress, Contracts Services | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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This requirement is for a FADGI Still Image Expert Consultant to provide expert consultation on the current state of the art and future developments in imaging science, digitization standards, and best practices related to culture heritage imaging. The consultant shall provide: 1) technical assistance in the development of OpenDICE modules, 2) serve as the Library's technical consultant to the FADGI Still Digital Imagine Workgroup, 3) provide technical expertise and consultation for the creation of a new DICE color target, and 4) produce an ISO 19264 compliant OpenDICE test target to replace the current DICE device level target. Please see the attached solicitation for detailed requirements. Responses are due to Jennifer Zwahlen by 8/21/15 @ 5 PM, with questions submitted by 8/18/15 at Noon.

Procurement College Logistics Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published March 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 29, 2016
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Procurement College Logistics Consultant  Solicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0098 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0098 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC, NOR FIRMS. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC is seeking an individual consultant to manage with MCC's assistance all of the logistical aspects of the conference in order to be able to carry out the conference in an organized, timely and efficient manner. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 7) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation. 8) The consultant will work in from Washington DC. 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements:• Minimum 10 years' experience of professional work experience in tasks that are relevant to the activities of this assignment • University Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations or any similar field compatible with the assignment;• Minimum 10 years' experience of general work experience in event Organizing and leading a team;• Must have managed at least five similar events in complexity in the last two years. MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 24, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on March 29, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0098 AND description of ‘Procurement College Logistics' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 13) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 14) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 15) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 16) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 17) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Expert Consultant Services - Elder Abuse

Department of Justice, Offices/Boards/Divisions | Published March 10, 2016
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The Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Procurement Services Staff will be issuing Request for Proposal (RFP), DJJF16-RFP-0970, seeking the services of an expert consultant in the area of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The consultant will support the development of an elder justice research agenda and provide guidance to researchers conducting studies involving the elderly. The subject RFP is set aside 100% for small businesses. The work may be performed off-site with occasional meetings necessary in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The period of performance will include a base year period, and options to extend the term up to a total of sixty months. The RFP will be available late March 2016 and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administration's FedBizOpps web site, www.FedBizOpps.gov (Hard copies of the RFQ will not be made available). The FedBizOpps site provides downloading instructions. All future information about this acquisition will also be distributed solely through the FedBizOpps site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to assure that they have the most up-to-date information regarding this RFQ. The NAICS for this requirement is 541720, size standard of $20.5 million. Interested parties must submit a detailed quotation that addresses the information requested in the RFP and that demonstrates their ability to perform the SOW requirements. Quotations shall be sent electronically to Kenneth Freeman, Kenneth.H.Freeman@usdoj.gov . The date for when proposals will be due shall be established in the actual RFP.

Cost Benefit Analysis Consultant

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline December 7, 2017
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Millennium Challenge CorporationCombined Synopsis/Solicitation Cost Benefit Analysis Consultant Solicitation: MCC-18-RFQ-0007 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and in accordance with Subpart 13.5, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-18-RFQ-0007 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. 2) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 3) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING DIRECT EMPLOYMENT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 4) Description of Services: The Department of Policy and Evaluation, Economic Analysis Division is seeking to retain the services of an independent consultant with cost benefit analysis expertise to support economic research, strengthen applied cost-benefit analysis methods, and contribute to preparation and/or review of cost-benefit analysis modeling the division conducts for country compacts under preparation by MCC. 5) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541990 (All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) and the small business size standard is $15.0 Million. 6) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. *NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, (Alt I) and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items is attached. Please note that the FAR clauses referenced in this solicitation are provided for informational purposes only. The clauses will not apply directly to the independent consultant, but may apply indirectly by virtue of flow-down requirements from the "Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider" referenced in Item 3, who is the prime contractor on a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with MCC for payroll and accounting services. 7) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation. 8) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: a. Technical: (1) Signed cover letter that summarizes the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the evaluation factors listed in Section 9 (PDF format); and (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (Microsoft Word format). b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information as well as a description of the work performed for/with the individual, in a Microsoft Word file. References must be for relevant work performed within the past three (3) years. NOTE: MCC reserves the right to contact references. c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT.DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical qualifications will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications (if applicable) will be given additional consideration: a) Technical Qualifications: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in the quote submitted in accordance with paragraph "8) Quote Submission" above. Mandatory Requirements: • Minimun educational requirement of a Master's Degree in economics, or a related discipline.• Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience• Demonstated advanced knowledge of economic analysis theories and empirical techniques and experience applying these to development practice and policy issues.• Demonstated ability to assimilate and assess available evidence, logic, context, and data to construct an economic analysis of complex potential interventions in developing country settings. • Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and best practices and their application to issues related to large, complex, multi-year international development projects.• Demonstrated knowledge of core principles, practices, and techniques for monitoring and managing issue resolution associated with complex, multi-year development programs and activities.• Demonstrated ability to draft reports and other documents used to inform management of economic assessments, issues, risks, progress, and proposed innovations. • Demonstrated oral and written skills to produce clear, professionally presented reports and to present, explain, and defend findings and recommendations to interested parties. Preferred Qualifications: • Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in economics, or a related discipline is preferred. b) Past Performance: MCC will evaluate the relevance of the Consultant's professional references to the work to be performed under the resulting order. c) Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for fairness and reasonableness. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. This includes options under FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, which applies to this solicitation. Evaluation of options under FAR 52.217-8 will be accomplished by using the price(s) offered for the last option period to determine the price for a 6-month option, which will be added to the base and other option periods to arrive at the total price. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote in relation to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 10:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on December 7, 2017. All requests for additional information or questions about this notice must be submitted via email to the following email addresses MCCConsultants@mcc.gov; brooksac@mcc.gov; and naranjoj@mcc.gov by 10:00 am ET on November 28, 2017. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-18-RFQ-0007 AND description of Cost Benefit Analysis Consultant in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to the following email addresses: MCCConsultants@mcc.gov; brooksac@mcc.gov; and naranjoj@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10MB. 12) MCC does not accept responsibility for delays in transmission or receipt of any submission. Independent Consultants are responsible for submitting their package so as to reach the designated Government office by the closing date and time specified above. Submissions received after the closing date and time will not be considered unless one of the exceptions at FAR 52.212-1(f) applies. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. See attached documents, (1) Applicable Contract Clauses; (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Consultant Services - Environmental Policy and Legal Expert

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 13, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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Consultant Services - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE/AGRICULTURE AND LANDMCC-16-RFQ-01921) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0192 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541620 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) MCC is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to reduce global poverty through economic growth. It provides large-scale grant assistance in the form of 5-year Compacts, or agreements, that fund large-scale development projects in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT (NOT FIRMS) AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECTLY WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC is seeking an environmental policy and legal expert to work as a consultant for the Environmental and Social Performance (ESP) and Agriculture/Land (Ag-Land) Practice Groups. The consultant is required to have extensive expertise working in developing countries on policy and regulatory issues concerning water, energy, natural resource management, biodiversity, pollution prevention, water user associations, and other related environmental and social matters. The consultant should have demonstrated experience working with international donors, government and non-government stakeholders on projects aimed at strengthening environmental policies and regulations and improving environmental governance in the context of broader economic development programs. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria:Technical Qualifications of Consultant:The Consultant shall possess the following qualifications: Evaluation Criteria • An advanced degree in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related field. Expertise in environmental law and policy strongly preferred. (Mandatory)• A minimum of 15 years of experience working in environmental and/or social field; (Mandatory)• A minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental policy / environmental law in the context of international development projects. (Mandatory)• Ability to conduct technical analysis of environmental and social issues and provide effective communication to enhance the design and implementation MCC projects, especially with regards to environmental policy and institutional design; (Mandatory)• Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a wide range of non-technical stakeholders; (Mandatory)• Professional oral and written command of English and French essential (Please include any other languages and level of proficiency in your resume); (Mandatory) Experience working in infrastructure, and preferably water and irrigations projects; Experience in Malawi, Niger, or similar countries preferable. Skill in providing technical advice and guidance on the assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts associated with development projects/programs in developing countries (with experience in this area in specified countries strongly preferred) ;  Experience in two or more of the following sub-sectors is also highly desired:o Infrastructureo Irrigationo Agricultureo Energyo Involuntary Resettlemento Natural Resource Managemento Integrated Water Resource Managemento Social Scienceo Agricultureo Lando Occupational health and safetyo Social Inclusion and Gender Integration Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. *Please note: The Government shall evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options, including options under FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), Friday, July 29, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Friday, July 22, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number "MCC-16-RFQ-0192 AND ESP/AGLAND" description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS IN ONE (1) EMAIL. 13) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 15) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

CONSULTANT SERVICES: Competitiveness Assessment in Mongolia

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published April 20, 2016  -  Deadline April 27, 2016
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Consultant Services - Competitiveness Assessment in MongoliaMCC-16-RFQ-01231) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-16-RFQ-0123 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541219 and the small business size standard is $20.5 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) MCC is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to reduce global poverty through economic growth. It provides large-scale grant assistance in the form of 5-year Compacts, or agreements, that fund large-scale development projects in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. MCC Compacts are implemented by host governments through legal entities that they establish (referred to as Millennium Challenge Accounts or MCAs). Typical MCC Compacts include projects in agriculture and irrigation; energy; transport infrastructure; land rights; health; and education. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT (NOT FIRMS) AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECTLY WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) requires a consultant to assess national and cluster competitiveness and develop an updated scoping document to include substantially the same table of contents and format as the 2009 scoping document for a potential compact program, with a focus on cross-cutting initiatives, such as those which might be common across clusters such as, for example, business skills development, international trade or marketing practices. More specifically, MCC requests a more current assessment of changes in national and cluster competitiveness since the scoping document was prepared in 2009, including: 1) Mongolia's "national competitive diamond", 2) the status and quality of "clusters" in identified clusters, 3) the availability and quality of competitive strategy analyses, such as "cluster diamond" analyses, 4) the availability and quality of cluster policies, strategies, and/or roadmaps, and 5) the status of implementation of initiatives and projects that might support growth in one or more of these clusters, with an emphasis on cross-cutting initiatives. As a product of the assessment, MCC seeks an updated assessment and scoping document, to further include a recommended "shortlist" of cross-cutting initiatives that MCC could support. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered.6) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 7) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Evaluation Criteria:Technical Qualifications of Consultant: The Consultant shall possess the following qualifications/experience: • Expertise in competitiveness and economic development, the microeconomics of competitiveness, and economic strategy (MANDATORY)• At least 10 years of professional experience in developing and/or implementing competitiveness programs for developing countries• Ability to and experience with interacting with business community and high-level government officials• Knowledge of the Mongolian economy, trade arrangements, and the domestic private sector is desirable (MANDATORY) Education:• PhD in strategy, economics, or closely related field Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. *Please note: The Government shall evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options, including options under FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).8) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. 9) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on Friday, April 22, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0123 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 10) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS IN ONE (1) EMAIL. 11) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 12) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 13) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Independent Consultant: Financial Management Budget Advisor

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 13, 2015  -  Deadline July 20, 2015
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Financial Management Budget Advisor MCC-15-RFQ-0182 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0182 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-83, effective July 2, 2015. 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT (NOT FIRMS) AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECTLY WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking an Advisor to serve in an advisory role to MCC in financial management functions. These functions are related to budget formulation, budget execution, and appropriations practice. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 6) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 7) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Criteria The consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications: • Extensive experience in the areas of federal budgeting and appropriations practice, typically acquired at a central budget or appropriations authority (e.g., OMB, CBO, GAO). • A minimum of 10 year of practical experience and knowledge of: o Budget Formulation o Budget Execution o Appropriations Practice o Activities, methods, and process of the Office of Management and Budget o Principles of Appropriations Law administered by the Government Accountability Office o Congressional appropriations processes. o OMB Circular A-11 and other relevant federal budget guidance. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Past Performance Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 8) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base year and up to four (4) option years. 9) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), July 20, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at tuttt@mcc.gov by 10:00 am EST on July 16, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND FMBA description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to tuttt@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 10) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (form attached). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE DOCUMENTS INTO ONE (1) ATTACHMENT. DOCUMENTS A, B, AND C MUST BE IN A SEPARATE FILE ATTACHMENT LABELED AS ATTACHMENT A -TECHNICAL, ATTACHMENT B - PAST PERFORMANCE, ATTACHMENT C - PRICE. 11) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 12) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 13) See attached documents: Statement of Work; Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); MCC Bio-Data Sheet and MCC 52.204-70 Security Requirements for Contractor Personnel.

Consultant Services: Infrastructure and Management Expert

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 21, 2015
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Consultant Services: Infrastructure and Management Expert MCC-15-RFQ-0102 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0102 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses currently in effect in the latest Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-74 (www.acquisition.gov/far/fac.html). 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. The Governments of the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States are in the process of preparing the basis for an agreement for MCC grant funding to implement a development program. The program will be implemented through a five (5) year agreement ("Compact"), whose goal is to reduce poverty through economic growth. The Government of Morocco has submitted concept papers focused on improving education quality (secondary and professional training), commercial justice, and land management. All of the projects under consideration support the necessary shift in Morocco from static, state-led systems to supporting a competitive enabling environment that can respond to dynamic private sector demand. MCC has narrowed the focus to concentrate on education quality and land management. 7. Scope: MCC is seeking an experienced Infrastructure and Management Expert with particular expertise in building condition assessments, site planning and project development, to assist in due diligence of project concepts related to infrastructure elements of the proposed projects. This will include home office reviews and field assessments of sample sites, drafting terms of reference for additional studies and providing inputs to the development of documentation leading to an Investment Memo, which would be the basis for a compact between MCC and the Kingdom of Morocco. Should these efforts result in a signed compact, the consultant may be requested to assist MCC in overseeing implementation activities. 8. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 9. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 10. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA • Degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering (MANDATORY). • At least 15 years of experience in the planning and development of infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in needs assessments and implementation (MANDATORY). • Written and spoken native fluency in French and working knowledge of English (MANDATORY). • Relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa Region and specific experience and knowledge of Morocco (DESIRED). • Related experience on MCC-financed projects (DESIRED). MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Other requirements: International travel will be required. The Consultant will be requested to mobilize on a short notice and will be expected to deliver high quality finished products in a timely manner. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications: At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 12. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 13. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), May 21, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov and jimenezja@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on May 14, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to mccconsultants@mcc.gov and jimenezja@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 14. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum); Past Performance: Three professional references; Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 15. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 17. See attached documents entitled: (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Form and (3) Statement of Work.

Independent Consultant - Data Anonymization Analyst

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 12, 2015
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DATA ANONYMIZATION ANALYST MCC-15-RFQ-0164 1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0164 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=far_looseleaf. 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. MCC's overriding objectives are to promote economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty in our partner countries. MCC does not take it for granted that programs that stimulate growth will invariably reduce poverty. MCC looks at the likely distributive effects of projects and, to the extent that data are available to perform such an analysis, identifies the beneficiaries and estimates the impact on poverty reduction. Ultimately, MCC seeks significant and measurable increases in incomes of large numbers of poor people and significant reductions in poverty. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has a requirement for a Data Anonymization Analyst consultancy. MCC requires analytic support to review and prepare data packages submitted by data collection organizations and/or independent evaluators. Supporting preparation requires completing their documentation and de-identifying (anonymizing) the data according to MCC standards (Appendix 1 Data Documentation and Anonymization Guidelines) and, as needed, helping improve MCC's de-identification and documentation standards and capabilities. The MCC will obtain the required services through a competitive procurement to provide professional experience related to providing health technical support to a wide range of health policy, disease, and health systems specific issues. 6) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 7) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 8) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Criteria The consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications: (a) Bachelor's degree from an accredited University in Applied Social Sciences, Development Economics or Applied Statistics (MANDATORY); (b) Demonstrated experience managing and analyzing household-level survey data (MANDATORY); (c) Ability to obtain a required United States Government Security Clearance (MANDATORY); (d) Demonstrated proficiency in French related to "2R" Bio Data Instructions (Attachment 2 Bio Data Form) (for review of French-language documentation and data(MANDATORY); (e) Demonstrated experience with data anonymization techniques, strongly preferred; (f) Demonstrated experience using statistical analysis software, including R, SAS, STATA and SPSS, strongly preferred; (g) Demonstrated proficiency in French related to "3R and 2S" Bio Data Instructions (Attachment 2 Bio Data Form) (for review of French-language documentation and data strongly preferred. Past Performance Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 9) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base year and up to four (4) option years." 10) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 12, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 2:00 pm EST on August 5, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 11) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (form attached). DO NOT COMBINE THE QUOTE SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS INTO ONE (1) ATTACHMENT. DOCUMENTS A, B, C, AND D MUST BE IN A SEPARATE FILE ATTACHMENT LABELED AS THE FOLLOWING: ATTACHMENT A -TECHNICAL, ATTACHMENT B - PAST PERFORMANCE, ATTACHMENT C - PRICE BIO DATA. 12) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 13) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 14) See attached documents: Statement of Work, MCC Metadata Template, Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); MCC Bio-Data Sheet. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications: At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors.

Consultant Engineering Services

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published April 14, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items and supplemental information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of any amendments or other pertinent information. Simplified procurement procedures will be used for this acquisition per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13.5 -- Test Program for Certain Commercial Items. The Naval Research Laboratory has a requirement for Consultant Engineering Services in accordance with the Specifications. The solicitation number is N00173-15-Q-0197, and it is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). This is an Unrestricted Procurement. Detailed specifications are attached to this posting. Contract Type: A single firm fixed priced contract award will be made on a competitive best value basis, using "tradeoff" among cost/price and non-cost/price factors. This strategy will allow the Government to elect to award to other than the lowest priced Offeror, or other than the highest technically rated Offeror. If the award is made to the superior technical Offeror, then a cost/technical tradeoff will have to be determined and qualified. Evaluation Criteria: Evaluation criteria are: Technical (technical approach, management plan) Past Performance Cost/Price The non-price factors, when combined, are significantly more important than the cost. This notice will close on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm local time, Washington D.C. Earlier submission is acceptable. Instructions for preparing and submitting proposals is included in the attachments to this notice. Questions concerning this solicitation many be emailed to the Contracting Officer at patricia.willis@nrl.navy.mil. Please no phone calls. Reference the solicitation number on all correspondence. Prior to submitting a proposal, Offerors must be actively registered in System for Award Management (SAM) per FAR 52.204-99, System for Award Management. Registration instructions may be obtained, and online registration may be accomplished at www.sam.gov. By submitting an offer, the Offeror acknowledges the requirement to be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from the solicitation. To be eligible for award, prospective Offerors must be registered in SAM under the appropriate business category and NAICS code. In addition, unless available via SAM (i.e. www.sam.gov). Offerors are also to include a completed copy of their Representations and Certifications as per the provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items.

Consultant Services: Industrial Land and Real Estate

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published October 23, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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CONSULTANT SERVICES: INDUSTRIAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE MCC-15-RFQ-0001 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0001 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76, Effective August 25, 2014. 2. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14.0 million. 3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6. Description of Services: This consultancy covers a range of services that are required to support MCC in Compact Development and potentially, Compact implementation. MCC requires a consultant to provide expert skills to MCC for the development and due diligence of an industrial land component as part of Morocco's anticipated proposal of a land project as part of the second MCC Compact. The consultant shall serve as a technical advisor to MCC providing project/activity assessment and design advice and due diligence on aspects of the GOM's emerging proposal for the land sector. The consultant will not be serving as a technical advisor to the GOM. An industrial land component of the second Compact is expected to include technical assistance and pilot-testing to help Morocco develop and mainstream improved approaches to mobilizing, developing, and allocating industrial land. This is expected to strengthen the productivity of industrial land and the performance of the industrial share of Morocco's economy. Topics to be targeted in an eventual project include: legal and regulatory texts governing industrial land development; tax incentives and subsidy mechanisms related to industrial land development, ownership, and use; different tenure regimes for industrial land (sales, leasing, etc); roles, responsibilities and performance of State institutions related to allocation, mobilization, or management of industrial land; the enabling environment for private investors and private real estate developers to participate in the mobilization and development of industrial land; and mechanisms for understanding and projecting demand for industrial land by different types of firms; mechanisms for management of industrial land areas and financing and management of shared services; and assessment of viability of existing zones and identification of mechanisms to revitalize or convert to other uses. Services under this consultancy provide MCC with support in i) identifying feasible, detailed activity components to respond - systemically, and over the long term - to root causes of the industrial land problems being targeted by a Compact project or activities; ii) helping MCC provide best-practice guidance to the GOM in designing the specific components of land-related activities proposed; iii) helping MCC work with the GOM to conduct private sector engagement and identify potential PPP solutions; iv) identifying data/information needs which should be pursued by the GOM during the Compact development process to aid in formulation of appropriate ERR models for an MCC project; v) reviewing and advising MCC on program design documents; and potentially, vi), providing support in implementation oversight. The consultant shall support MCC by conducting technical review and analysis of land-related projects/activities in Morocco, and potentially in other MCC eligible countries. This includes the evaluation of proposed projects and making recommendations regarding strategies to ensure relevant and well-designed activities to address the land-related binding constraints to growth in Morocco or other eligible MCC countries. Work under this call order is assigned by technical directives, issued by MCC. Work is expected to begin on or about mid-November 2014. The consultant's Tasks include the following: Complete project appraisal to determine whether the proposed project/activities/tasks are appropriate and will have the intended effects. Recommend solutions to respond to the problems and problem root causes already identified, based on Consultant expertise and knowledge of best practices feasible in Morocco/MENA region and globally- legal, regulatory, financial, or other mechanisms with which other countries with problems similar to Morocco's have responded. Provide specific design recommendations for proposed activities to maximize feasibility, consistency with sector best practice, economic benefits, and sustainability - pros and cons as appropriate. Evaluate relevant laws, regulations, and other relevant texts, identify legal framework implications for project design or project feasibility. Assess institutional allocation of responsibilities related to industrial land administration, among national institutions and between national and local institutions. Conduct In-depth institutional capacity analysis of proposed implementing partners. Conduct in-depth analysis of the dimensions of demand by firms for industrial land. Conduct in-depth analysis of the drivers of private sector participation in industrial land development. Analyze current usage, effectiveness, or feasibility of selected land administration tools on matters such as: -Technology for cadaster and registry system improvements -Demand for land administration systems and land information improvements for specific categories of users -Land use and spatial planning tools Identify key risks and assumptions, and recommended mitigants if risks were borne out or assumptions do not hold. Analyze sustainability risks with the proposed project and propose mitigation strategies. Generate or review detailed estimated project budget in MS Excel. Generate summaries of potential environmental, social, gender performance impacts and opportunities. Generate illustrative activity implementation sequencing and results achievement timeline over a five year Compact. Advise MCC on critical decision points and concerns related to project design, costing of program, and program governance. Develop documents on other key topics in order to address project readiness at time of MCC's investment review. Participate in periodic teleconferences with MCC, as required. Other tasks as specified in technical directives. 7. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8. The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. 9. Evaluation Factors: Only quotes which meet the required technical evaluation criteria will be considered. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA Evaluation will be conducted based on the following Mandatory Requirements, Other Expected Qualifications, and Desired Qualifications. Offerors need to assure that their CVs and cover letter address the requirements. Offerors not meeting the Mandatory Requirements as evidenced from CV and cover letter, and verified through reference checks conducted by MCC, will not be considered. 1) Education - University degree in a field relevant to the development and management of industrial land or industrial zones. This may include fields such as law, business, finance, economics, planning, or another related field (Mandatory). 2) General experience - At least 15 years documented experience working on matters of industrial or commercial real estate development or planning in developing or advanced developing countries (Mandatory). 3) Region of experience - Evidence of work related to industrial land in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (Mandatory). 4) Evidence of experience analyzing legal and regulatory texts governing industrial land development; analyzing tax incentives and subsidy mechanisms for industrial land development; analyzing different tenure regimes (sales, leasing, etc); analyzing the financial viability of industrial zone development including the financing arrangements; analyzing or participating in the structuring of real estate development projects; and analyzing mechanisms for management of industrial land areas and management of shared services. Evidence of experience in then providing actionable recommendations regarding reforms to governments, donor agencies, or private sector real estate developers or investors (Mandatory). 5) Type of experience - Evidence of experience analyzing roles, responsibilities and performance of State institutions in relation to allocation, mobilization, or management of industrial land. Evidence of experience providing actionable recommendations to governments or donor agencies (Mandatory). 6) Evidence of experience analyzing the enabling environment for private investors and private real estate developers to participate in the mobilization and development of industrial land (Mandatory). 7) Evidence of ability to analyze demand by firms for industrial land in a country, region or sector (Mandatory). 8) Language and communications - Evidence of ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and in French (Mandatory). 9) Language and communications - Evidence of ability to brief high-level U.S. and foreign government officials on technical matters in a succinct manner (Mandatory). 10) Evidence of skills in performing project analysis and appraisal, with an ability to identify the essential risks and issues (including environmental and social) of concern to a funding entity or investor. 11) Ability to identify project implementation risks and appropriate mitigation measures. 12) Excellent oral and written communication skills. 13) Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams. 14) Experience working in Morocco is desired. 15) Additional ability to advise on matters related to mechanisms for financing basic urban service infrastructure- such as for municipalities is desired. 16) Knowledge of Arabic or Moroccan Arabic is desired. Consultants shall be prepared to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams. Consultants shall possess the ability to brief high level U.S. and foreign government officials on critical technical matters. MCC seeks consultants with senior-level experience doing similar work in the private sector, or working with a development organization such as the World Bank Group, international NGO, or other international development agency. Familiarity with MCC's development model is also desirable. PAST PERFORMANCE Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. PRICE The Government will examine the proposed rates for reasonableness. 10. Evaluation Methodology: The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months. 11. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), November 24, 2014. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on November 10, 2014. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12. Quote Submission: The Individual Consultant shall submit the following documents: Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation (5 pages maximum); (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum); Past Performance: Three professional references; Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. See Attachment. 13. FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 14. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition. 15. See attached documents entitled: (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Form and (3) Statement of Work.

Messaging Mailhost and Anti-Spam Product and Consultant(s) Services

United States House of Representatives, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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The purpose of this solicitation and resultant contract(s) is to provide the United States House of Representatives (House) with software and specialized engineering support from a consultant that meets the House’s edge email requirements and to accomplish the upgrade to the new mailhost and anti-spam systems. Questions relating to this RFP shall be submitted via email to Toinetta Bridgeforth at Toinetta.Bridgeforth@mail.house.gov by July 24, 2015. Proposal must be submitted via email to Toinetta Bridgeforth at Toinetta.Bridgeforth@mail.house.gov by August 10, 2015. The solicitation (and any subsequent Amendments) are available for download at the House website: http://www.house.gov/content/vendors/.

Investigations Consultant

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Top Level | Published August 4, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT INVESTIGATION CONSULTANT BACKGROUND: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency with the mission of ensuring the safety of workers and the public by preventing or minimizing the effects of chemical incidents at industrial facilities. The CSB is a scientific investigation organization; it is not an enforcement or regulatory body. Established by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the CSB is responsible for determining the probable causes of incidents, issuing safety recommendations, studying chemical safety issues, and evaluating the effectiveness of other government agencies involved with industrial chemical safety. Section 112(r)(6)(G) of the Clean Air Act prohibits the use of any conclusions, findings, or recommendations of the CSB relating to any chemical incident from being admitted as evidence or used in any lawsuit arising out of any matter mentioned in an investigation report. Congress modeled the CSB after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates aircraft and other transportation accidents for the purpose of improving safety. Like the NTSB, the CSB makes public its actions and decisions through investigation reports, safety studies, safety recommendations, special technical publications, and statistical reviews. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this contract is to obtain the services of an experienced chemical incident investigator to advise the CSB board members and work with investigations and recommendations management personnel on issues related to investigation planning, investigation protocol development, assessment of ongoing investigations, investigator development, resource planning, and consulting services as requested. SCOPE: Work will be performed at the contractor's offices and at the CSB offices in Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado. At the commencement of the project, the CSB Contracting Officer shall brief the contractor on current investigations, available resources, the status of the investigation protocol and any additional relevant information. TASKS: 1. Conduct reviews of the latest versions of the draft reports (or scoping documents if no draft report currently exists) for six (6) open investigations, with specific focus on incident descriptions, incident causal analyses, and recommendation development. o Evaluate scope of investigations and methodologies based on both the guidance currently provided in investigation protocol and the contractor's experience. o Evaluate the progress of each investigation and work with investigation teams to quantify resources and timeline required to complete each investigation. o Review project management tools based on guidance provided in investigation protocol and in current use by the various investigation teams. o Discuss evaluations with investigation managers. o Consult with investigation managers on the development of a project plan for the completion of investigation products. 2. Produce a written summary of reviews, including all comments concerning strengths, weaknesses, potential obstacles, and recommended resources related to each draft scoping document or draft report based on current investigations protocol and contractor experience. 3. Provide consulting services to Board related to draft investigation reports. DELIVERABLES: 1. Written review of each investigation report, including all comments concerning strengths, weaknesses, potential obstacles, and recommended resources related to each draft scoping document or draft report based on analysis conducted in Task 1. 2. Written summary of the individual reviews with a collective assessment of successes and challenges. 3. Memos to the Board on consultation issues, as requested. The contractor shall provide weekly progress reports to the interim Chair (or Board Member Designated Interim Executive Administrative Authority, BMDIEAA) and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on all consulting activities. All information collected or created by the contractor, and any subcontractors, will become part of the CSB case file for the investigation. All written deliverables required by this Performance Work Statement (PWS) shall be in MS Word or other MS Office format. TIMETABLE: The work will take place upon contract award. The period of performance of this contract will be six (6) months; however, contractor shall submit reviews for individual report reviews as they are completed. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - KEY PERSONNEL: In order to be considered for award, the contractor shall demonstrate their completion of the following minimum requirements for key personnel. Technical Consultant • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in industrial accident investigation and the design and management of investigation policy and protocols. • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the direction of on-site investigation, accident reconstruction, data analysis, root and causal analysis, and preparation of comprehensive accident reports. • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in industrial safety programs, which involve one or more of the following areas: chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene, process safety, or human factors. • Experience with intergovernmental coordination and cooperation. • Knowledge of the regulatory environment surrounding industrial chemical safety. • Knowledge of CSB objectives, protocols, methods, and assessment techniques used during investigations. PAYMENT: The contractor shall submit an invoice to the CSB for payment. Payment will be authorized upon completion of tasks described in this PWS, receipt of an invoice, and the COR's determination that all deliverables were received and met the requirements set forth in this PWS. CONTRACT TYPE: This contract shall be time and materials. The Contractor shall provide fully-loaded, firm-fixed rates for personnel proposed for this contract. Travel from the CSB's offices in Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado, to the Contractor's facility will be reimbursed at cost based on guidelines in the Federal Travel Regulation, available at www.gsa.gov/FTR. The Contract shall also include an estimate of the total contract cost based on the tasks as described above, travel, equipment shipment, etc. This will be a not-to-exceed amount for all work to be completed as part of this contract. Any work performed or expenses incurred by the contractor that are outside the scope of the PWS and/or in excess of the maximum order amount stated in the contract award document shall be at the contractor's sole risk and shall not be paid for by the CSB. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: In no event shall any understanding or agreement between the Contractor and any government employee other than the appointed Contracting Officer on any contract modifications, change orders, letter or verbal direction (other than direction within the scope of the COR's authority) to the Contractor be effective or binding upon the government. All such actions shall be formalized by the proper contract modification executed by the appointed Contracting Officer. The Contractor is hereby put on notice in the event a government employee other than the Contracting Officer directs a change in the work to be performed or increases the scope of work to be performed; it is the Contractor's responsibility to make inquiry of the Contracting Officer before making the deviation. PERSONAL SERVICES This contract will not create an employer-employee relationship between the CSB and the contractor or its personnel. The contractor will at all times and for all purposes be the legally responsible employer of its personnel assigned to perform work for the CSB. The contractor is solely responsible for determining the methods by which its personnel perform the tasks and produce the deliverables required by this contract, in accordance with the specifications established in this Performance Work Statement. The COR will provide technical direction and monitor the quality of the contractor's performance, but the contractor and its personnel will not otherwise be subject to supervision by any U.S. Government employee. KEY PERSONNEL AND REPLACEMENT PROCESS: The Contractor shall provide qualified and skilled personnel to perform the services to be performed under this contract. The Contractor's Key Personnel shall be named at the time of award. CSB reserves the right to request replacement of any personnel who are deemed incompetent, careless, unsuitable or otherwise objectionable, or whose continued use under this contract is deemed contrary to the best interests of the Government. The COR shall give notice, in writing, to the Contractor's Project POC of such need for substitution. Within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of notification, the Contractor's Project POC shall provide personnel replacement resumes to the COR. The COR shall notify the Contractor's Project POC, in writing, if the Contractor provided replacement personnel is/are approved. The COR will notify the Contracting Officer (CO) of the approval, and the CO will issue a modification to formally replace the personnel. The Contractor shall obtain approval from the COR and CO when the Contractor wishes to substitute personnel. The Contractor's Project POC shall notify the COR and CO in writing stating the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitution of the personnel. In the event a contractor employee is no longer available, CSB will require a replacement contractor employee. The Contractor POC shall provide the COR with resumes of proposed replacement personnel for review and approval at least 15 business days prior to replacement. The Contractor shall demonstrate the qualifications of prospective substitute personnel are at least equal to those of the personnel being replaced. If the COR approves the replacement, the COR will notify the CO, and the CO will issue a modification to formally replace the personnel. The COR reserves the right to disapprove the proposed substitutes and negotiate with the Contractor for an acceptable replacement. No diversion in personnel shall be made by the Contractor without the written consent of the COR or CO. CONFIDENTIALITY: Prior to commencing performance, the contractor shall be required to complete a confidentiality agreement with the CSB. QUALITY ASSURANCE SURVEILLANCE PLAN (QASP): 1) The COR will summarize and document the Contractor's performance in the three categories listed below (evaluation based on meeting the requirements of this PWS and the contractor submitted Quality Assurance Plan): a) Quality of service b) Business relations c) Timeliness of performance 2) Surveillance method. Random Evaluation. This method employs a "spot check" style of evaluation and may be adjusted, based on quality trends. The Government retains the right to inspect all requirements of the contract. Unacceptable performance will be recorded and the Contractor shall be required to correct the unacceptable condition within a 24-hour time period. If the Contractor does not correct the unacceptable condition within 24-hours, the COR will notify the Contracting Officer who will take appropriate administrative action for unacceptable performance. When an observation indicates defective performance, the COR will require the Contractor to initial the observation. The initialing of the observation does not constitute concurrence with the observation; it only indicates acknowledgement that the Contractor has been made aware of a potentially defective performance. ADDITIONAL TERMS: Performance under the contract shall be subject to the following additional terms, which are hereby incorporated into the contract: 1. Public Release of Information The contractor shall submit any proposed public release of information pertaining to his/her work for the CSB to the General Counsel of the CSB for approval prior to release. No such information shall be released by the contractor without prior written approval from the CSB General Counsel. 2. Personnel Security Requirement The contractor shall complete and sign a non-disclosure agreement as a condition for granting the contractor access, or potential access, to trade secret and confidential business information (See attachment A). 3. Contractor Testimony The contractor shall immediately report to the General Counsel of the CSB any and all requests for the testimony of the contractor and any intention to testify as a witness relating to: (a) any work required by and/or performed for the CSB; (b) any information or data produced by the contractor in the course of his/her work for the CSB; or (c) any information provided by any individual or entity to assist the contractor in performing work for the CSB. All requests for testimony of the contractor that fall within the scope of 40 C.F.R. part 1611 shall be handled in accordance with the provisions of that regulation. 4. Organizational Conflicts of Interest a. Contractor, its personnel, and any other person or entity performing work for Contractor on behalf of the CSB, shall execute a certification of non-conflict of interest. Such executed certification constitutes the signatory's acknowledgement that he/she has read and understands the requirements of this clause and agrees to abide by its terms (See attachments B & C). b. Contractor and its personnel performing work for the CSB under this order should not be placed in a conflicting role because of current or planned interests (whether financial, contractual, organizational, or otherwise), which relate to the work performed under this order, nor should Contractor obtain an unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of its performance under this order. c. Contractor warrants that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which could give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, or in the alternative, warrants that it has fully disclosed all such relevant information. Additionally, during the period of performance under this order, Contractor agrees to forego entering into any other contractual arrangements with any firm or organization, the result of which may give rise to a conflict of interest with respect to the work being performed under this order. Contractor shall ensure that all agents, employees, and subcontractors retained for any purpose under this order abide by the provisions of this entire clause. If Contractor has reason to believe, with respect to itself or any of its agents, employees, or subcontractors, that any proposed contractual arrangement with any firm or organization may involve a potential conflict of interest, Contractor shall obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer and the General Counsel of the CSB before the execution of such contractual arrangement. d. Contractor further agrees that if, after it commences work for the CSB, it discovers organizational conflicts of interest with respect to this order, it shall make an immediate and full disclosure in writing to the Contracting Officer and the General Counsel of the CSB. It is agreed that this disclosure shall include a description of the action that Contractor has taken or proposes to take to avoid or mitigate the conflicts. Contractor shall continue performance until notified by the Contracting Officer of any contrary and/or supplemental action to be taken. e. It is the specific responsibility of Contractor to ensure that any and all subcontractors, and any subcontractors' employees, are free from conflicts of interest. Contractor warrants that no subcontractors already identified, or any of their subcontractors' employees, have an identifiable conflict of interest. It is further agreed that, in the event a conflict of interest is discovered after award of the subcontract, the same rules for disclosure, and all of the same remedies open to the CSB, described below, remain binding. Contractor further agrees to insert in each subcontract or agreement done in furtherance of this order, provisions which shall conform substantially to the language of this entire clause. f. During the period of performance under this order, Contractor specifically agrees not to represent, assist, be employed by, or otherwise perform any services or functions for the following entities: West Fertilizer; Adair Grains; Williams Olefins; Chicago Bridge and Iron; Turner Construction Company; Freedom Industries; West Virginia American Water; DuPont; Tesoro; or ExxonMobil; for any firm under contract to construct or operate with the companies listed above; or for the agents, insurers, or successors in interest of the companies listed above (but only to the extent that work for such agents, insurers, or successors in interest would pertain to the accidents described in Appendix A); or for any other entity or individual that is the subject of an open CSB investigation. Contractor also agrees not to represent, assist, be employed by, or otherwise perform any services or functions for the entities listed above; for any firm under contract to construct or operate the entities listed above; or for the agents, insurers, or successors in interest of the entities listed above (but only to the extent that work for such agents, insurers, or successors in interest would pertain to the accidents described in Appendix A) for a period of 6 months after the end of the period of performance under this order. Additionally, if Contractor performs work for the CSB under this order at the site of an official CSB investigation, Contractor agrees not to solicit work at that site from the entity or individual being investigated for a period of 6 months after the issuance of the final CSB report on that investigation. g. Notwithstanding the immediately foregoing prohibitions, the Contracting Officer and the General Counsel of the CSB may authorize Contractor to solicit or perform this general type of work if the Contracting Officer and the General Counsel determine that the situation shall not pose a potential for bias or unfair competitive advantage, and they approve of the proposed solicitation or work. h. For breach of any of the above restrictions, or for intentional nondisclosure or misrepresentation of any relevant conflicts of interest required to be disclosed concerning this order, or for such erroneous representations that necessarily imply bad faith, the CSB may terminate the order for default, disqualify Contractor from subsequent contracts, and pursue other remedies permitted by law or this order. Notwithstanding these remedies, however, the CSB may always terminate the order for convenience, in whole or in part, if termination is in the best interests of the government. 5. Proprietary Rights The contractor agrees that all property rights, including publication rights, in the information and materials produced by the contractor for the CSB shall vest in the government. Information and materials shall include, but not be limited to: progress reports, source data, plans, systems analyses, reports, extracts, test data, and procedures. The contractor shall not publish any of the results of his/her work for the CSB without the prior written approval of the General Counsel of the CSB. APPENDIX A: CSB CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS Below is a summary of the subset of CSB open investigations to be reviewed by the contractor. Additional information about each investigation can be found on the CSB website at www.csb.gov. West Fertilizer (West, Texas) On the evening of April 17, 2013, a fire of undetermined origin broke out at the West Fertilizer facility, and the community's volunteer firefighting force was deployed. While firefighters were responding to the accident, the ammonium nitrate suddenly detonated. Twelve firefighters and emergency responders were killed. At least two members of the public died as well. More than 200 were injured. A nursing home was destroyed, and two large schools - the high school and the intermediate school - were structurally damaged beyond repair. Financial damage is still being assessed, but the cost to rebuild the schools alone will reportedly approach $100 million. Some reports suggest total damages to the town may exceed $230 million. Requested Review: Draft investigation report Williams Olefins (Geismar, Louisiana) On June 13, 2013, an explosion and fire occurred at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana. This plant produces ethylene and propylene, which are raw materials for common plastics, and employs over one hundred workers. At the time of the incident, hundreds of contract workers were also present at the site for a major expansion project. The incident involved a large distillation tower that processes propylene, propane, and other highly flammable hydrocarbons. This incident involves a sudden catastrophic failure involving a heat exchanger and associated piping attached to the distillation tower. Requested Review: Draft investigation report Freedom Industries (Charleston, West Virginia) On January 9, 2014, a 46,000-gallon steel tank experienced a leak of up to 10,000 gallons of crude 4- methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) with an estimated 5.6% PPH, a poly glycol ether. A significant amount of the chemical was released into the Elk River, a tributary to the Kanawha River and resulted in the loss of drinking water for approximately 300,000 residents in nine (9) counties. Requested Review: Draft investigation report Tesoro (Martinez, California) On February 12, 2014, sulfuric acid spill resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station. The spill burned two workers in the refinery's alkylation unit, who were transported to the nearest hospital burn unit by life flight. The spill continued for two-and-a-half hours, by which time an estimated 84,000 pounds of sulfuric acid was released from equipment onto the refinery grounds and into a process sewer system. In an extraordinary and rare move, Cal/OSHA ordered the shutdown of the unit from February 18th until the 28th based on worker testimony that the unit was unsafe. Requested Review: Draft investigation report DuPont Chemical Release (LaPorte, Texas) On November 15, 2014, there was a release of methyl mercaptan, a highly toxic and volatile liquid, which DuPont itself has estimated at 23,000 pounds - a very significant quantity. Odors of the chemical were reportedly discernible many miles from the plant. Four workers - including operators and would-be rescuers - perished inside the methomyl-production building where the release originated. Requested Review: Drafted scoping document ExxonMobil Release (Torrance, California) A February 18, 2015, explosion in a gasoline processing unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA, led to two workers suffering minor injuries and debris being dispersed into the surrounding community. Requested R

GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICES - SYSTEMS IDIQ

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Procurement and Materiels | Published June 12, 2015  -  Deadline July 15, 2015
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requires the services of a qualified Architectural and Engineering firm to provide professional engineering services to a wide variety of new design and construction related tasks, and maintenance, repair and renovation tasks requiring the full range of engineering services. This effort pertains to both Metrorail and Metrobus. These other services may include professional engineering related services, or incidental services that may be performed by a professional engineer, or individuals working under their direction, who may logically or justifiably perform these services. The General Architectural and Engineering Consultant (GAEC) shall assist the Authority by providing certain professional engineering, and surveying services associated with new construction and the renovation, repair and maintenance of Authority facilities located in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Professional engineering services will be required in the following disciplines: (1) Automatic Fare Collection (2) Automatic Train Control (3) Communications (excluding IT) (4) Trackwork (5) Power and Mechanical to include Traction Power, Electrical Power and Mechanical disciplines This solicitation shall be conducted in accordance with the Brooks Act. Award will be made to the offeror who is determined to be the highest qualified, is deemed responsible, whose proposal conforms to the solicitation's requirements, and who is judged, by the Contractor Evaluation Board's (CEB) assessment of the specific criteria, defined in Article 18, to best meet the Authority's requirements at a reasonable price. It is anticipated that one contract will be awarded from this solicitation for an estimated total aggregate value of $80,000,000, and will have a 24 month base period plus three (3) twelve (12) month option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. Only Architect or Engineering firms may compete for this contract. Firms are required to submit documentation that the firm is an architect or engineering firm and is to provide that documentation in Section H of the SF330. Documentation can be the firm's engineering registration number from a State Board of Professional Engineers if the State in which the firm is located has a firm registration requirement, or it can be resumes of the senior engineers/architects that are managing the firm showing that they are registered engineers or architects. A pre-proposal conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 26, 2015, in the Lobby Level Meeting Room of the WMATA Jackson Graham Building, 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Consultant attendance shall be limited to no more than two (2) attendees per consultant. It is requested that offerors submit their questions in writing, whether in advance of the meeting or during the meeting. Questions from the floor, however, are permissible. If you have any questions, Technical, Contractual, or Administrative, please e-mail them to com-inbound-a--e-idiq-gec--systems@procoretech.com no later than 2:00 PM, July 15, 2015. WMATA will provide written answers via an amendment to the solicitation posted on our website. Your proposal must be received with all required submittals as stated in the RFP, no later than 2:00PM, July 15, 2015, at WMATA, Office of Procurement and Materials, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Room 3C-02, Washington, DC 20001-2651

CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT NEW PROCUREMENTS IN TANZANIA

Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency | Published June 16, 2015  -  Deadline June 21, 2015
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Feed the Future (FTF), the United States' global hunger and food security initiative, renews the U.S. Government's commitment to invest in sustainably reducing hunger and poverty. The initiative works with host government, civil society and private sector partners to address the needs of smallholder farmers and agribusinesses, emphasizing the empowerment of women; strengthen the enabling environment for strong agricultural markets; promote research and innovation for agricultural development; and increase our investments in nutrition, while maintaining our support for humanitarian food assistance. Tanzania has been designated a priority country for the FTF Initiative. Housed within the Economic Growth (EG) Office, FTF Tanzania's goal is to reduce poverty and increase agricultural sector growth in the target regions, represented by the Zone of Influence (ZOI). A Multi-Year Strategy (MYS), 2010- 2015, for the FTF Initiative in Tanzania stipulates a number of development interventions. This five-year plan aims to increase food security in households by increasing productivity, trade, and household income while reducing malnutrition. FTF Tanzania is in the process of designing a new follow-on agriculture policy activity, a land tenure activity and a new private sector enabling environment activity. As such, the EG Office is seeking a seasoned consultant to provide key assistance in the design of these activities and the completion of requisite USAID pre-award documentation. This Scope of Work (SOW) involves working closely with the design teams for the three new activities to contribute to the development of SOWs or program descriptions for the activities, and completing the requisite documentation for the solicitation of the new awards.

Independent Consultant: Gender and Social Inclusion Reporting Analyst

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 10, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0178 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached and MCC-52.204-70 Security Requirements for Contractor Personnel. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required. 6) Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Social and Gender Assessment (SGA) Division is seeking an entry level analyst on a consultancy basis to support the team in its country technical support and compact-related work, including but not limited to, 7) knowledge management, research, report writing, outreach and communication efforts, and other tasks to improve capacity among our country counterparts. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent individual consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Criteria The consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications: 1. A bachelor's degree in sociology, anthropology, international affairs, communications, or relevant field (MANDATORY). Graduate-level Degree in related fields, is desirable 2. Knowledge of and experience with database management and MS applications (Word, Excel, Dbase, Power Point) (MANDATORY). Experience with SharePoint and MS Project software is desirable. 3. Minimum of one year of experience and/or training in social and gender analysis and international development, (MANDATORY) 4. Strong Research and analytical skills 5. Experience compiling and writing reports 6. Strong communication skills 7. General professional proficiency speaking and reading French is desirable. Past Performance Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 12 months. Resulting additional requirements that are awarded utilizing quotes from this action may include a base and up to four (4) option years. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 24, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information or questions will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 17, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0178 AND SGA Reporting Analyst in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all evaluation factors as listed in this solicitation paragraph number 9; (2) Curriculum Vitae (15 page maximum) b. Past Performance: Three professional references c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed hourly rate and salary history (form attached). PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE DOCUMENTS INTO ONE (1) ATTACHMENT. DOCUMENTS A, B, AND, C MUST BE IN A SEPARATE FILE ATTACHMENTS LABELED AS: ATTACHMENT A -TECHNICAL ATTACHMENT B - PAST PERFORMANCE ATTACHMENT C -PRICE BIO DATA 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 15) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. See attached documents: Statement of Work; Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); MCC Bio-Data Sheet; MCC Clause MCC 52.204-70 Security Requirements for Contractor Personnel and Communications Self-Assessment.