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South Africa School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published March 3, 2014  -  Deadline April 17, 2017


Catholic Religious Education Coordinator

Department of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command | Published January 11, 2017  -  Deadline March 13, 2017

Please see attachments for the position of the Catholic Religious Education Coordinator at the Columbus Air Force Base Chapel in Columbus, Mississippi.

Education Advisor

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline March 9, 2017

Description:(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued.(ii) The solicitation number F3C3ME6355AW01 is being issued as a request for quotation.(iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95.(iv) This acquisition is 100 percent set aside for woman owned small businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611710 with a size standard not to exceed $15.0 million (U.S.).(v) Education Advisor: Non-personal services in support of U.S. Air Force voluntary off-duty education program to include providing academic advisement information, and guidance plus preparation of documents associated with the services provided and administrative duties as assigned. See attached Performance Work Statement for additional information.(vi) Contractor shall ensure employees have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited American college or university in at least one of the following fields Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other related fields for the purposes of evaluation.(vii) Place of performance is Minot AFB, ND 58705 and period of performance will be 31 March 2017 through 30 March 2022.(viii) The provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.(ix) The provision 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this procurement. The government will award a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Award shall be based on best value to the government. The evaluation procedure to be used for this procurement is price and other factors 1. Past Performance (the offeror must have successfully completed two contracts with a minimum value of $25,000 annually and be actively engaged as a contractor performing services as defined by the NAICS Code 611710 within the last five years) and 2. Technical factors (2a. Recruitment/hiring, and 2b. Qualified Candidates).(x) The government advises Offerors to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer. Offerors are also reminded to complete Offeror Representations and Certifications on-line at prior to submitting an offer.(xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.(xii) Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable: 52.203-6 Alt I, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 8, 28, 52.222-3, 21, 26, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 54, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33.(xiii) Additional FAR clauses and provisitions that apply are: 52.203-3, 52.204-7, 9, 13, 52212-1, 2, 52.217-8, 9, 52.223-5, 19, 52.232-18, 40, 52.247-34, 52.252-1, 2, 6, and 52.253-1. Applicable DFARS clauses and provisions that apply are 252.203-7000, 7002, 7005, 7994, 7995, 252.204-7003, 7004 Alt A, 252.204-7011, 7012, 7015, 252.213-7000, 252.223-7006, 252.225-7001, 252.232-7003, 7006, 7007, 7010, 252.244-7000, and 252.247-7023. Applicable AFFARS clauses that apply are 5352.201-9101, 5352.223-9000, 9001, 5352.242-9000, and 9001. (xiv) There is no Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) rating applicable for this procurement.(xv) All offerors must submit a quote by 2:30 pm Central Standard Time on Thursday, 9 March 2017. Quotes received after that time may not be considered.(xvi) Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to SrA Dakota L. Asselyn, 5 CONS/LGCB, 165 Missile Avenue, Minot, ND 58705, (701) 723-3056, or by email to The alternate contact is TSgt Willa St. John at (701) 723-4182 or email The response to this solicitation may be accomplished by mail, electronically, or facsimile. The fax number is (701) 723-2895.

Advanced Occupational Education (AOE) Services

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline March 1, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, TX, intends to issue solicitation RFQP04031700007 for the provision of Advanced Occupational Education Program (hereinafter referred to as AOE) Services. The services will be provided to individuals who are under the custody and care of the Federal Bureau of Prisons within a secure correctional environment, located at the Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood located in Littleton, Colorado. The contract type is an indefinite delivery/requirements contract with firm-fixed unit price. The award will be made to the responsible vendor or individual who submits the most advantageous quote to the Government based on price related factors only. The contract periods for the service will consist of a base year and four option years. The Contractor shall provide an AOE Program which may include, but are not limited to courses: 1) Vocational Training encompassing Auto Cad, Graphic Design, Construction, Green Career Fields, Project Management; 2) Horticulture classes encompassing construction, maintenance and implementation of a greenhouse operation; and 3) Business Administration encompassing Entrepreneurship, Office Systems Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Customer Service and Communication Studies. The Contractor shall provide a program for an estimated 20 students per class. Services shall include the provision of on-site academic instruction and appropriate academic advisement, instructional/course materials, course registration, assessment testing, record-keeping, textbooks, certificates of completion and all services and materials customarily provided to AOE students and applicable to the inmate population at the FCI and FPC. Upon completion of each certificate program, the Contractor shall provide one copy of each student's official transcript and a certificate of completion for each student who completes the program to the Supervisor of Education (SOE). In addition, the Contractor shall provide the SOE with one copy of an unofficial transcript for each student who enrolls in, but does not complete the program. All official transcripts, unofficial transcripts and/or certificates of completion shall be provided to the Supervisor of Education within two weeks of the completion of each program, in accordance with procedures set forth herein. The Contractor will provide an AOE certificate program at the FCI and FPC. The Contractor shall provide an estimated nine (9) hours of classroom instruction per week for each of an estimated 2 courses. Each course shall consist of at least 100 total instructor/student contact hours. Each program shall be three to four months in length, and an estimated six (6) programs shall be completed during each year. The contractor must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation program such as the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, or an official State agency. The solicitation will be available on or about February 1, 2017 and will be distributed solely through the Federal Business Opportunities website at All future information concerning this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The website provides all downloading instructions to obtain a copy of the solicitation. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is on or about March 1, 2017. Faith-Based and Community-Based organizations can submit offers/bids/quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government are advised that this future solicitation includes the clause FAR 52.212-5 (Apr 2005) for Commercial Items and System for Award Management (SAM). This clause requires all contractors doing business with the federal government after September 30, 2003, to be registered in the SAM database at Contractors should include their Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number in their offers. The Contracting Officer will verify registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award by entering the potential awardees DUNS number into the SAM database. The acquisition is unrestricted. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) code is 611210 with a small business size standard of $20.5 million.

Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Security Service | Published February 23, 2017

SYNOPSIS:The Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) currently has a requirement for the acquisition of a candidate management system and test administration service to support the Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program for Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Security Professionals.
This is a non-personal services requirement for the acquisition of life cycle candidate management and test administration services to support the SPēD Certification Program. Due to the high-stakes nature and the accreditation requirements and standards of managing a professional certification program, the Government requires the potential offeror to demonstrate three years' previous federal government, or DoD experience implementing and delivering over 50,000 high-stakes assessments. In addition, the potential offeror shall have a minimum three years' experience managing a candidate management system able to manage up to 125,000 candidate records. The potential offeror shall ensure all services conform to meet National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) standards. The offeror's Commercial Testing Systems shall be Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) candidate data management and remote testing service products compliant with DoD information systems standards, capable of upgrades and replacement.
Based on market research and other analysis the SPēD Certification Program Commercial Testing System requirement will be solicited as a full and open competition on Federal Business Opportunities at The contract type is anticipated to be firm-fixed price (FFP). The potential offeror's facility will serve as the primary place of performance.  The projected period of performance will consist of a 12-month base period (inclusive of a 60 day transition period) with four 12-month option periods.  The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 611710 with a size standard of $15 million. 
The anticipated date of award is June 19, 2017. This action will be solicited as a commercial item utilizing acquisition procedures under FAR Part 12.  This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP). All terms, conditions, evaluation procedures, and instructions to offerors will be specified in an upcoming RFP that will be posted on on or about March 20, 2017. All interested parties must be registered in the System Award Management  It is the responsibility of the interested parties to independently review the referenced web link ( frequently for updates to any and all documents. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading the RFP and amendments once the RFP has been posted.  Verbal questions will NOT be accepted. (No phone calls please.) DSS will respond to any question at its discretion and does not guarantee questions will be acknowledged or answered. Questions shall be sent via email to the above addresses and shall NOT contain proprietary information. 

Residential Placement Special Education

Other Defense Agencies, Department of Defense Education Activity | Published February 22, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017

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R--One (1) Protestant Director of Religious Education in support of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story Chapel, Virginia Beach, VA for the period of 1 MAR 17 through 30 SEP 18

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published February 10, 2017

The Contracting Department, Fleet Logistics Center (FLC), Norfolk, VA, 23511-3392 intends to negotiate a Firm Fixed Price commercial contract, utilizing procedures under FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, for one (1) Protestant Director of Religious Education in support of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story Chapel, Virginia Beach, VA, for the period of 1 MAR 17 through 30 SEP 18 with the possibility to extend for four (4) one-year option periods.  This procurement is 100% Small Business Set-Aside.  A complete RFQ package will be available on or about 14 FEB 17 by downloading the documents at the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Website as follows: https://
DO NOT use the “submit bid” button on NECO to submit your quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 813110.  The Small Business Size is $7.5M.  All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency.  Potential contractors are hereby notified that the solicitation and subsequent amendments to the solicitation will ONLY be available for download at the above site; this office will no longer issue hard copy solicitations. By submitting an offer, the vendor is self-certifying that neither the requestor nor the principal corporate officials and owners are currently suspended, debarred, or otherwise ineligible to receive contracts from any federal agency.
Failure to do so may represent grounds for refusing to accept the offer. By submission of an offer, the contractor acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee must be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation, except for awards to foreign vendors for work to be performed outside the United States. Lack of registration in the SAM database will make a contractor ineligible for award. Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements by calling 866-606-8220 or via the Internet at


Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017

BAA CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2017
1. INTRODUCTIONThe Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes in order to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) that will support research in the areas of Natural Science, Humanities, and Mathematics. The purpose is to improve U.S. Naval capability, respond to current critical needs, and to develop broad options for countering adversarial technologies. To support this mission, the white paper must provide solutions that will enable future capability and/or enhance current readiness.
NAWCAD's technical challenges are broad and inherently multidisciplinary in nature. The scientific and technological core capabilities being developed at NAWCAD include but are not limited to air vehicles, power & propulsion, avionics, human systems, weapons & energetics, warfare analysis, research & intelligence, simulation & modeling, and test & evaluation.2. BACKGROUND The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to establish an agreement between NAWCAD and universities, colleges, or other educational research institutes to conduct basic and applied research in support of Naval Aviation. Agreement holders may work on a broad range of research projects in close cooperation with NAWCAD subject matter experts (SMEs). These collaborative agreements will enhance the overall ability to execute advanced research projects. The work performed shall be in direct support of NAWCAD. Activities shall include but are not limited to:
• Conducting research in current and emerging technologies. NAWCAD's technical interest spans the continuum from science to product.• Teaming with academia and DOD agencies to find the most appropriate solution to current and future warfighter requirements.• Promoting technology transfer using NAWCAD's facilities including operational aircraft test beds.• Providing technical assistance and training associated with different types, models, and series of aircrafts.• Providing SMEs in specific areas of aviation expertise.• Providing research and development for projects in the areas of planning, design, development, construction, and training of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.• Conducting short courses and seminars to address unique topics and issues in research and development as determined by NAWCAD SMEs for current and future aircrafts.• Providing and participating in internships and sabbaticals for professors and students.3. AREAS OF INTEREST
NAWCAD has spent considerable time identifying and defining critical areas of research referred to as the core capabilities within the departments of Research & Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Logistics. Specific areas of research addressed by this BAA include but are not limited to the following areas:
Systems Engineering - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: systems safety engineering, air platform development and integration, system of systems architectures, aviation/ship integration, combat survivability, reliability and maintainability engineering, anti-tamper engineering, electromagnetic environmental effects engineering, and manufacturing.
Cost Analysis - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: cost modeling, cost estimating, database development and management, and the development of cost, schedule, and technical algorithms and tools.
Air Vehicles - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, aero-mechanics & flight controls, structural mechanics, life management of airframes, material science, airframe materials, corrosion prevention & control, thermal management, fire & ice protection, subsystem function, design, integration and maintainability (mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and landing gear), and fuel containment/aerial refueling.
Power and Propulsion (P&P) - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, fuel systems, controls and diagnostics, air-breathing engines, fuels and lubricants, electric power generation, auxiliary power, low observable signature technologies, propulsion life management, and mechanical systems.
Avionics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: flight information systems, electronic warfare systems, radio frequency engineering, signal processing, electro-optic engineering, acoustic engineering, software development & quality assurance, mission computer technology, target recognition and communication networks.
Human Systems - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: cockpit controls and displays, ergonomics, anthropomorphic measurement, human performance assessment & modeling, flight gear, protective equipment, survival equipment, chemical-biological gear, fire suppression, virtual environments, and human factor engineering (social, behavioral, cultural) and reliability.
Weapons and Energetics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environment sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications.
Support Equipment - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environmental sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications.
Warfare Analysis - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: operational suitability, maritime effectiveness, aircraft concepts, weapons concepts, decision analysis, vulnerability, and capability based assessment.
Research and Intelligence - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: image and signal processing, unmanned systems, optics research & fabrication and chemical detection.
Test and Evaluation Engineering - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: telemetry, communications, data links & data acquisition, mission system testing, target engineering, airborne threat simulation, integrated battle-space simulation & test, hardware-in-the-loop testing, flight instrumentation, ground radar analysis, test article configuration, navigation and identification.
Simulation and Modeling - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: weapon training systems, parallel computing, virtual environments, tactical decision-making, training technologies, verification, and validation.
Logistics and Industrial Operations - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: maintenance planning, logistics planning, integration of maintenance and logistics support elements, projection of workload, planning and implementation of modifications, and the design of readiness improvement.
Proposal submissions shall follow a two-phased approach. The first phase shall consist of submission of a technical white paper, discussed below. Phase II, submission of full proposals, is by invitation only. No further Request for Information (RFI), solicitation, or other announcement of this opportunity will be made. White papers may be submitted at any time up to the closing date of the BAA. Offerors may submit white papers within one or more of the areas of interest listed in previous paragraphs.
Offerors shall submit a technical white paper, not to exceed five pages. The white paper shall address one or more of the areas identified above. White papers will be evaluated quarterly. All proprietary portions of the white paper shall be clearly identified and will be treated with the strictest confidence. The white paper shall include:
• The need for the proposed research, interactions, joint research, sabbaticals, etc.;• how Naval Aviation / the Warfighter will benefit (including commercial applications if applicable);• technology challenges that must be overcome;• brief description of the technical approach and facilities involved;• annual cost estimate if applicable; and• anticipated sharing arrangement between the Government and submitting organization (facilities, equipment, people, etc.).
Submission of a proposal shall constitute consent to disclose proprietary information to all Government source selection participants.
The cover sheet for the white paper shall identify:
1. BAA Number;2. University, College, or Educational Research Institute Name;3. Other Team Members and type of business for each;4. Technical Points of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) at the University, College, or Educational Research Institute;5. Administrative Point of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) University, College, or Educational Research Institute; and6. One paragraph that summarizes the relationship of the proposal to the BAA.
Overview of the Proposed Work / Interactions shall include:
• A summary of proposed concepts;• an estimated timeframe for completion of project;• a brief description of the facilities involved;• a brief resume of the principle investigator(s);• a rough order of cost magnitude; and,• the anticipated sharing arrangement (if applicable).
Phase I White papers shall be submitted electronically. Phase I white papers submitted in response to this announcement will be reviewed by NAWCAD's Science and Technology community. Only Offerors' who's Phase I - White Papers that are of interest to the Government and considered capable of meeting Program requirements will be requested to submit a Phase II - Full Proposal.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE AGREEMENT HOLDERS:Current registration in the DoD's System for Award Management (SAM) database is a prerequisite for receiving an award resulting from this BAA. For more information, please contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220 or go to the SAM website at:
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398) required Contractors to submit invoices electronically, and the Department of Defense (DoD) to process electronically, requests for payment under DoD contracts. Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is a web-based application that allows DoD Vendors to submit and track their invoices, receipts, and acceptance documents electronically. Offerors shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF. For more information, please contact the WAWF Help Desk at 1-800-756-4571, and select option 6 or go on-line to the WAWF Information website at: PHASE II - FULL PROPOSAL
4.2.1 General Information
Request and/or submission of a full proposal does not constitute an agreement and does not guarantee award selection. Offerors will not be reimbursed for bid and proposal costs.
Proposals shall be submitted with an original signature of an authorizing official to and Proposal submission is not restricted in any way to any particular entity. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to participate. The NAICS Code for this BAA is 541712.
Submit Phase II Full Proposals electronically in two (2) volumes: Volume I Technical and Volume II Cost.
(1) VOLUME I - TECHNICAL PROPOSALS shall not exceed thirty (30) pages and shall include the following three sections:
1) Section 1 - Executive Summary: Provide a brief technical and business summary of the contents of the proposal. The technical summary shall address the proposal's technical goals, approach, interactions, and expected results. The business summary shall address business and/or commercial applications of the proposal technology.
2) Section 2 - Technical Issues: Provide a detailed narrative of the proposed technical approach, objectives, staffing, and resources relating to the development of the proposed technology for military and commercial (if applicable) use. Additionally, the following areas shall be addressed:
• Discuss specifically the technical objectives of this proposed effort;• Provide a Statement of Work (SOW) that discusses the specific tasks to be accomplished, tied to the specific approach, and goals of the project;• Provide resumes for Principle Investigator(s) and other key research personnel;• Describe the current and planned facilities and equipment to accomplish the research objectives; and• Provide a narrative of your past performance on similar efforts including initial office set-up.
The Statement of Work shall not be marked as proprietary as the SOW will be utilized in the resultant agreement/order.
3) Section 3 - Business Issues: Discuss the business issues relating to the commercial applications of the proposed development and its impact on the market and detail benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD), if applicable.
(2) VOLUME II - COST/FUNDING PROPOSAL. Cost/funding proposals are not restricted in length and have no specific page layout requirements, but should address funding by periods of performance. Formal work breakdown structures (WBS) and certified cost or pricing data are neither required nor desired. However, NAWCAD reserves the right to request this information. Organize the Cost/Funding proposals to include four (4) sections in the following order:
Section 1 - Total Project Cost: Provide a summary spreadsheet (sample of recommended format will be provided) outlining the total cost by project, including labor, material, and travel for each project proposed and a total cost for the entire proposal. In addition, provide a detailed breakdown of costs of the project. Costs shall be broken down for each task appearing in the Statement of Work (SOW) and shall include all of the proposed costs to the Government and cost shared by the offeror. Present the following information for each phase of the effort:
• Total cost of the particular project phase;• Total offeror cost share;• Funding requested from the Government; and• Elements of cost (labor, direct materials, travel, other direct costs, equipment, software, patents, royalties, indirect costs, escalation, and cost of money).
Sufficient information shall be provided in supporting documents to allow the Government to evaluate the reasonableness of these proposed costs, including salaries, overhead, equipment purchases, fair market rental value of leased items, and the method used for making such valuations. Documents shall include the most recent ONR Rate Negotiation Agreement and/or DCAA Forward Pricing Rate Agreements, payroll verification, three years of historical actual indirect rates, and invoices or quotes for material purchases. Profit shall not be proposed in accordance with DODGARS 34.18 "Fee and Profit."
Section 2 - Cost Sharing and In-Kind Contributions: This section shall include: (i) the sources of cash and amounts to be used for matching requirements; (ii) the specific in-kind contributions proposed, their value in monetary terms, and the methods by which their values were derived; and (iii) evidence of the existence of adequate cash or commitments to provide sufficient cash in the future. Affirmative, signed statements are required from outside sources of cash. Provide sufficient information regarding the sources of the offeror's cost share so that a determination may be made by the Government regarding the availability, timeliness, and control of these resources. For example: How will the funds and resources be applied to advance the progress of the proposed effort? What is the role of any proposed in-kind contribution?
Section 3 - Cost to the Government: This section shall specify the total costs proposed to be borne by the Government and any technical or other assistance including equipment, facilities, and personnel of Federal laboratories, if any, required to support these activities. The cost to the Government should be that portion of the proposed effort, which is not covered, by the contractor's portion of the cost share. The costs incurred and work performed by any DoD or national laboratory "partnering" with the offeror under the proposal shall normally be considered costs of the Government and not costs of the offeror for purposes of the cost-sharing requirement. Present sufficient information regarding the resources to be provided by the Government so that an evaluation of their availability, timeliness, and control may be made.
Section 4 - Off-Budget Supporting Resources: This section shall show cash or in-kind resources which will support the proposed activity but which are not intended to be included in the total project cost. Items in this category do not count as cost share or as Federal funds, which must be matched. Examples of items to place in this category include commitments of cash or in-kind resources from other Federal sources, such as national laboratories, and projections of fee-based income where there is substantial uncertainty about the level which will actually be collected and where the income is not needed to meet cost-share requirements.
The Government will evaluate proposals responsive to any or all of the areas of interest discussed herein. Proposals will not be evaluated against each other.
The primary evaluation criteria are:
a) Scientific and technical merits of the proposed research to include, (1) the degree to which the proposed research and development objectives support the targeted technical topic and (2) validity of the technical basis for the approach offered.b) The offeror's capabilities, related experience, past performance on similar efforts, research investigators/personnel, facilities, location, techniques, or unique combination of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives.c) The realism and reasonableness of cost, including proposed cost sharing.6. AWARDS
NAWCAD intends to award Cooperative Agreements, however, NAWCAD will consider various types of acquisition vehicles including but not limited to traditional FAR/DFARS type contracts or other non-procurement agreements. NAWCAD is planning to make one or more awards within the overall objectives stated in this BAA. All awards will be based on the individual merit of the proposal. The Government reserves the right to select all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement. Any awards are subject to the availability of appropriations. There is no commitment by the Navy to be responsible for any monies expended by the offeror before award of a contract/agreement. For awards made as contracts, the socio-economic merits of each proposal will be evaluated based on the commitment to provide meaningful subcontracting opportunities with small business programs. These efforts shall be conducted primarily at the agreement holder's site but NAWCAD facilities may also be available and/or used depending on project needs. Access and use of NAWCAD facilities will require security clearances and US citizenship.
NOTE: Typically, research findings result in the need for additional services/supplies, which are not possible to anticipate or project. Modifications to the agreement may be executed to satisfy these requirements; thereby providing for flexibility in technology assessment (with technology transition the ultimate goal). In the event that this is required, it shall be considered to be within the scope of this BAA and the resulting agreement, and therefore will have met the requirements of the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS).
Contracting Office Address: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division47060 Liljencrantz Road, Building 433Patuxent River, MD 20670United States
Place of Performance: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft DivisionPatuxent River, Maryland United States
Primary Points of Contact:
Jeffrey BoycePhone: 301-757-0015Jeffrey.S.Boyce@Navy.Mil
Rebecca WathenPhone: 301-757-0013Rebecca.Wathen@Navy.Mil

Q--Mathematics Consulting Services for Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Navajo Region Schools

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published January 6, 2009  -  Deadline January 9, 2020

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 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. This solicitation, RABQ2090004 is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition 2001-03. The North American Industry classification (NAICS) code is 624310 and the business size maximum is $5.0 Million. The proposed contract is a small business set-aside.  All small businesses shall provide a breakdown of their costs to demonstrate that at least 51% of the cost of contract performance incurred for travel, supplies, training materials, etc. shall be performed and incurred by the prime. All small businesses shall comply with FAR 52.29-14 Limitations on Subcontracting. All responsible small business sources may submit a quote, which will be considered by the Government.   Please provide a breakdown of your costs. The breakdown shall include a daily rate and an estimate for your travel costs which shall be reimbursed at the actual travel costs in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations. The contract shall be awarded as a firm fixed price contract with a base and four one year option year periods. The Period of Performance (POP) shall be from January 26, 2009 to April 30, 2009. All work shall be performed in accordance with the Scope of Work. The contract shall be awarded as a firm fixed price contract. This is office is requesting quotes on the following item:  Provide all travel, supplies, materials and personnel to provide Mathematics Consulting Services for Bureau of Indian Education Services located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico in accordance with the Scope of Work (SOW).  The school is Ojo Encino Day School, Cuba, New Mexico.  The QUANTITY is Nineteen (19), The UNIT is Day. Please provide a breakdown of your costs.  The breakdown shall include a daily rate and estimate for your travel costs which shall be reimbursed at the actual travel costs in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations.  The contractor shall be paid the fully daily rate for direct services provided to the school staff at the school location.  All work shall be performed in accordance with the Scope of Work.  The SOW is as follows:  Background:  As of January 1, 2009, Ojo Encino Day School is no longer a FOCUS School.  Ojo Encino Day School requires on-going instructional support in mathematics for their K-8 mathematics instructional program.  OBJECTIVES:   Provide on-site technical assistance and professional development to Ojo Encino Day School, to include:  A.  on-site technical assistance and professional development.  B.  Lead individual lesson planning sessions with teachers in grades K-8.  C.  Lesson plan development with teachers based on the performance and assessment objectives for students in mathematics in the State of New Mexico and fidelity to the instructional program adopted by the school.  D.  Observe mathematics instruction in all K-8 classrooms and debrief all observations.  E.  Model effective mathematics instruction with K-8 teachers.  F.  Provide assistance and planning for Family Math Night scheduled in Spring 2009.  G.  Review school data and help individual teachers monitor and adjust their curriculum maps based on their classroom/school data.      QUALIFICATIONS OF EXPERT PROVIDERS:    1.    Masters Degree in Education Support Services;      2.  New Mexico/Arizona/Utah State Certification     3.  Three years experience teaching mathematical disciplines.        Please include your TAX ID Number, CAGE Number (obtain at www, and DUNS Number when submitting your quote. The offeror shall provide a copy of their credentials, including but not limited the college diploma.      The offeror shall provide the lump sum cost with a breakdown of their cost to provide this service and respond to the Evaluation Factors delineated at the end of this synopsis. This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference with the same force and effect as if they were given if full text. Upon request, the CO will make their full text available.    FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial items (SPR 1998), FAR 52.212-5 Commercial Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders  Commercial Items, FAR 1452.204-70 Release of Claims-Department of the Interior, FAR 1452.226-70 Indian Preference, FAR 1452.226-71 Indian Preference Program, FAR 52.212-01 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, FAR 1452.224-01 Privacy Act Notification. The Evaluation Factors are in descending order of importance. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined are significantly more important than cost or price. The Evaluation Factors are: 1) Technical Capability Ia: Technical Excellence: Describe ability to meet REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF EXPERT PROVIDER section of SOW lb. Technical Approach: Describe your technical approach to accomplish each of the objectives and/or tasks delineated in the Scope of Work. 1c. Past Experience: List contracts that are of comparable size, complexity and similar. 2) Price 3) Past Performance: Provide recent & relevant contracts for the same or similar items, contract numbers, points of contacts with telephone numbers and other relevant information. Award will be based on the Best Value to the Government, overall acceptable quote, as submitted by a responsible offeror & ability to provide the above requirements. Quotes will be submitted in writing and signed by an individual with the authority to bind their respective company; electronic submissions via fax are acceptable. The due date for receipt of quotes is JANUARY 9, 2009; 4:00pm Local Time. You may fax your quotes to (505) 563-3019.

Joint Fire Observer

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline March 17, 2017

The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA has a requirement for instructional support services that includes Course Instruction, Program of Instruction (POI) and Scenario Management Services. THIS NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. Request for Proposal M67854-17-R-7900 is intended to be released on or about 31 January 2017 The forthcoming request for proposals is 100% set-aside for small business. The resulting contract will be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with an ordering period of 60 Months from date of award. It is intended that contract award determination will be made using the Best Value Tradeoff process in accordance with FAR Subpart 15.101-1.
The scope of the effort is for instructional services for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Training and Education Command (TECOM) Joint Fires Observer Program. Instructional Services to provide classroom instruction of the Joint Fires Observer and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) courses at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGPAC), Coronado, California; Expeditionary Warfare training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT), Little Creek, VA; Marine Detachment (MARDET), Fort Sill, Oklahoma and locations in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) which include but is not limited to Camp Pendleton, California (CPCA); Camp Lejeune, NC (CLNC); Twenty-nine Palms, CA; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan in support of the Training and Education Command (TECOM), Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training & Education Standards Division (MTESD).
The POI and scenario management services involve updating the separate JFO and TACP POIs (including mission scenarios) following Government approved changes.
Interested parties are solely responsible for monitoring the aforementioned website for postings of the solicitation and any amendments thereto.

Instructor/Course Writer-Developer and Multimedia Specialist SSI

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published February 16, 2017

Pre-Solicitation Notice
Please read this entire notice carefully.
The Soldier Support Institute (SSI) at Fort Jackson is seeking a Non-personal services contract to provide Course Writer-Developers, Instructors and Multimedia Specialist Training Support for the Soldier Support Institute (SSI). The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611699 and the size standard is $11 million. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). The contracting office at Fort Jackson intends to issue this solicitation under full and open competition after a total set aside for 8(a) business development program participants. The entire solicitation will be made available on Federal Business Opportunities Web Site at on or about 30 March 2017. All responsible sources may submit a proposal upon release of the solicitation. Due date for the proposal is anticipated to be within 30 days upon issuance of the solicitation. Paper copies will not be available. You may download the solicitation and email your proposal in.
The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform Instructor/Writer-Developer, and Multimedia Specialist Training Support as defined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) except for those items specified as government furnished property and services.
The SSI mission is to train Skill Levels 1-4 Human Resources (HR), Financial Management (FM), and Recruiting, Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Non-commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES), which includes Advanced Leader Course (ALC), and Senior Leader Course (SLC); Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC); Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC); Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC); Captain's Career Course (CCC); and various functional courses which include training for Department of the Army civilians. The Instructor/Writer-Developers will perform routine instructional/training developer functions necessary to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the SSI's military and civilian training mission. Additionally, the SSI requires Multimedia Specialists to design and develop Interactive Multi-media Instruction (IMI) to support transitioning/transforming the structure of, and approach to, teaching and learning with a goal of providing relevant and realistic education and training that supports Full Spectrum Operations optimizes student engagement and better prepares our Soldiers and civilians to meet the demands of the Operational Environment (OE) as they support Overseas Contingency Operations.
The Instructor/Course Writer-Developer will teach or develop HR and FM, (or RR if applicable) classes when gaps exist as a result of additional iterations, Training Resource Arbitration Panels (TRAPs), or new courses. The Multi- Media and Training Specialist will design, develop and produce IMI courseware, using cross-platform hypermedia and high-end authoring software. This specialist will evaluate media and product requirements to determine the most appropriate graphic design strategy and determine the placement and appearance of visual and audio elements. The Contractor will create original graphic designs or illustrations for assigned HR/FM or Master Fitness Training projects; review and revise SSI lesson plans and other training and education products, advise SSI staff and faculty on training, prepare training and education materials for IMT/PME/functional courses.
The estimated period of performance is one (1) base year of twelve (12) months and two (2) 12-month option years. The anticipated contract type is a Firm Fixed Price Contract
Interested parties are requested to contact the Contract Specialist listed below via email. Phone calls are strongly discouraged.
No questions will be entertained at this time. All future information about this acquisition, including solicitation and amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the website to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.

Army Virtual Learning Environment (AVLE) Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 23, 2017

Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Fort Eustis (MICC - Fort Eustis) anticipates issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Army Virtual Learning Environment (AVLE) requirement located primarily at Fort Eustis, VA.
The Government anticipates awarding a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MAIDIQ) contract with a twelve (12) month base ordering period and four one-year optional ordering periods. All work is to be performed in accordance with the Performance Work Statement. The designated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services and the small business size standard is $27.5M. The Government reserves the right to award up to three (3) MAIDIQ contracts as a result of the solicitation depending on what is determined to be in the best interest of the Government. It is required that all contractors doing business with the Government be registered with the System for Award Management at website:
Description of the Requirement:
The requiring activity for the Army Virtual Learning Environment (AVLE) services is the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager for The Army Distributed Learning Program (TCM TADLP) located at Fort Eustis, VA. The mission of TCM TADLP is to improve Army readiness by providing rigorous, relevant, and tailored distributed training and education to Soldiers, leaders, and civilians at the point of need from a responsive and accessible delivery capability. TCM TADLP is an integral component of the institutional, operational, and self-development training domains. TCM TADLP combines resources of the Active Army and Reserve Component to deliver instruction to Soldiers and units worldwide. It uses information technology to develop, implement, and evaluate instruction, enhancing and extending traditional methods of learning. TCM TADLP is comprised of Army-wide courseware development, the Army e- Learning program, and the Army Learning Content Management Capability (ALCMC). Critical to accessibility of TCM TADLP products are the Point-Of-Delivery (POD) enablers, including classrooms, mobile devices, desktops, and facilities, used to access content and conduct individual and collective training and education at the point of need. TCM TADLP supports the Department of Defense (DoD) intent to deliver "learner centric" training when and where required, increasing and sustaining readiness throughout the force, Active and Reserve.
AVLE provides virtual learning for training and education products in support of the Department of the Army. A few of the key performance outcomes are to design, develop, and deliver an extensive range of distributed learning training and education products, to develop five levels (0 through 4) of instructional multimedia (level 5 is not in the scope of this contract or subsequent task orders), design products employing innovative instructional strategies and methodologies, and to design products that support analysis, synthesis, and effective domains of learning. The definition of the five levels of instructional multimedia are: Level 0 - PowerPoint and charts; Level 1 - Practice Activities; Level 2 - Scenario Based Cues; Level 3 - 3D Modeling and Gaming and; Level 4 - Augmented and Virtual Reality.
This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract nor does it obligate the Government to pay for any proposal preparation costs. No additional information regarding this procurement will be available prior to the release of the RFP.
Please note, that this is NOT a Request for Proposal (RFP); only a Pre-solicitation notice. The anticipated solicitation release date will be on or about 31 March 2017. A notification will be issued on the Government Point of Entry website at All questions/comments regarding this requirement are due by the response date of 23 March 2017/2:00 PM (EST) regarding this draft Pre-solicitation. All questions/comments should be directed to Curtis Arthur II, Contract Specialist at No calls will be taken regarding this draft solicitation. All questions/comments will be addressed in the solicitation (NOT this draft Pre-solicitation notice).
All questions/comments shall be sent back to Mr. Arthur in a standardized format, see attachment titled "Response Format to Draft Solicitation". Attachment 1 - Proficiency Assessment will be issued at the time the actual solicitation is released.

Partnerships for Commercial Optical Communication Systems

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Headquarters | Published February 22, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2018

In pursuit of the National Space Policy's goals and NASA's strategic plan, NASA is continuing its efforts to foster the development of new industrial space-related capabilities that will lead to education and job growth in science and engineering and spur economic growth as capabilities for new space markets are created. NASA encourages innovative and entrepreneurial efforts with the private sector to develop new space-related capabilities.  These new capabilities may result in opportunities for industry to provide cost-effective commercial products and services to low Earth orbit and beyond for the Government and other customers.  NASA is in the early stages of developing new and innovative technologies in the area of optical communications. This new initiative is a collaboration activity to provide an opportunity for private sectors to partner with NASA and is not intended to preclude ongoing or future partnerships discussions directly with NASA Centers or Mission Directorates for use of NASA personnel services or facilities. Companies are free to interact with NASA in any or all of the initiatives that support their organization's goals.


Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline August 4, 2017

This requirement is in support of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), Directives Management Team, with the Operations Department (Code 10).  The requirement is for one (1) contractor (individual) to assist in the revising existing and /or assisting in the developing new command level directive, assist in the tracking of all edits and revisions, assist in the routing of draft directives, and assist in monitoring status to completion.
Minimum Qualifications have been set forth by the requiring activity as such:
Minimum Education Qualifications:
The proposed individual must possess a Bachelor's degree in business, communications, or related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum Experience Qualifications:
Proposed individual should have two years' experience in the following:
Research, development, and drafting of Navy documents (policies) and forms, and knowledge of their role in supporting Command business and technical operations.
Possess strong analytical abilities and advanced writing capabilities to include proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and format.  
Advanced knowledge of MS-Word, to manage large documents to include section/chapter breaks, automatic table of contents, hyperlinks, import/export features, and advanced table development (forms). The ability to edit documents for complete content, logical sequence, and clarity.  
Knowledge of Adobe Professional and Adobe LiveCycle Designer (preferred) for the development of Command forms to include layout and design, captions and data fields, electronic signatures, etc.
Must possess knowledge of the Navy Correspondence Manual (SECNAV M-5216.5).
Individual must be capable of working with minimal supervision.
Education Substitution: In lieu of a Bachelor's degree in business, communications, or related field from an accredited college or university, an offeror may substitute a high school diploma or equivalent with six years of experience in the above.

Social Studies Curriculum Materials for DoDEA Schools Worldwide

Other Defense Agencies, Department of Defense Education Activity | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) intends to award on an unrestricted, competitive basis, firm-fixed unit price requirements contracts to fulfill its requirements for Social Studies Curriculum Materials using Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) parts 12 and 15 procedures. Please note that there are four separate curriculum categories with their own separate Statement of Works: 1) Advanced Placement (AP) Courses; 2) Economics, Sociology, and Psychology; 3) History and Government; and 4) Middle School Social Studies. The awards will be evaluated using best value trade-off procedures.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation document, and incorporated provisions and clauses, are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95 and Defense FAR Supplement Publication Notice (DPN) 20161222. The Solicitation# is HE1254-17-R-0003 and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP).
The period of performance is one 5-year base term followed by five consecutive 1-year option terms (overall 10 years). FOB point is destination. Inspection and acceptance shall be at the Government site. The anticipated award date is May 15, 2017.
In order to be eligible for award Offerors have to be registered with an active profile in the System for Award Management (SAM) website at is a federal government agency, an education activity, tax exempt, and qualifies for academic/educational pricing.
No information concerning this solicitation or request for clarifications will be provided in response to telephone calls. All timely inquiries received via email to with subject line "Questions to Solicitation HE1254-17-R-0003, (Social Studies)" will be answered via an amendment to the solicitation. Questions must be received no later than 10:00 AM ET on February 28, 2017.
Offerors are responsible for downloading the solicitation, all supporting documentation, and any applicable amendments posted on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). Amendments may be posted to FedBizOpps until the response due date.

Implementation of a Mobile telephone Survey in Mozambique

United Nations Secretariat | Published February 21, 2017

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. The Institute began operations over 30 years ago, in Helsinki, Finland, as the first research centre of the United Nations University. Today it is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency – providing a range of services from policy advice to governments as well as freely available original research.
In 2016, UNU-WIDER established a project in Mozambique called “Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity”. The project is undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Finance Studies (DEEF) of the Mozambican Ministry of Economics and Finance (MEF) and the Centre of Studies on Economics and Management (CEEG) at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), in Mozambique. Joint activities are also implemented with the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen (KU).
Within the scope of activities conducted by this project, UNU-WIDER will lead a survey on the education-to-work transition experiences of Mozambican students currently attending higher education (university). The survey will support the Research Team’s efforts to understand: the determinants of progress in education, including dropout/completion; the nature of education-work transitions; the dynamics of job search, including migration and under-employment patterns; differences between expected and actual returns to education; and determinants of ‘success’ in the labour market, including the role of social network/capital.
Main Objective
A baseline survey is currently being conducted by the project’s research team. Through the Procurement Division of the UN Secretariat, UNU-WIDER now seeks expressions of interest to complete a follow-up survey via mobile phone. The core aim of the mobile telephone surveys is to collect basic information from a pre-selected sample of Mozambican young people, over a period of approximately 24 months. The respondents will be contacted on six occasions by telephone. The main deliverable is a final dataset containing the full set of responses over the six data collection rounds.
Scope of Work
The Contractor will work with the Research Team to implement a mobile telephone survey in Mozambique targeting 1,750 pre-selected respondents, all of whom currently are or recently have been university students. The Research Team will develop the questionnaire to be used in the survey, which will consist of a small number (approx. 20) closed questions. The Research Team will provide the Contractor with the contact details of participants. The survey will be conducted in the Portuguese language.
The main scope of the work to be undertaken by the Contractor is as follows:
•	Implement a short pilot survey in advance of the formal start of the data collection process. Based on the pilot, a final review of the questionnaire will be undertaken jointly by the Research Team and the Contractor.
•	Implement six data collection rounds of the survey. The mobile phone survey will be split into six rounds, each lasting 3 months. The rounds are: (1) October-December 2017; (2) January-March 2018; (3) April-June 2018; (4) July-September 2018; (5) October-December 2018; (6) January-March 2019. Each respondent shall be contacted at least once during each round – i.e., six times in total.
•	Develop and implement a mechanism to remunerate participants in the phone survey via payments of mobile phone credit to be made after each successful interview.
•	Develop and implement a mechanism to provide information to selected respondents by SMS. Selected respondents will receive up to six SMSs over the 18-month period of the survey rounds.
•	Implement a quality assurance system to monitor data collection and data entry processes.
•	Provide regular management information after each completed survey round, as well as after the pilot. This should cover survey implementation, data quality (including attrition rates), and basic descriptive statistics.
•	Deliver a clean dataset (and associated documentation of the data) at the end of the data collection process, containing complete data on all respondents from each survey round.
Contractor qualification requirements
The Contractor must have the following competences:
•	Demonstrated competence and experience with implementing high-quality, research-oriented quantitative surveys in developing countries, preferably Mozambique;
•	Demonstrated ability to undertake (large-scale) mobile telephone surveys in Portuguese, preferably in Mozambique;
•	Reference list of at least 3 relevant telephone or other quantitative surveys undertaken over the past 5 years;
•	Demonstrated capacity to develop high-quality survey datasets for research use;
•	Technical capacity to develop and implement quality assurance processes for data collection, including attrition rates, and data entry;
•	Technical capacity to implement a mobile credit remuneration system in Mozambique;
•	Technical capacity to send SMSs to selected survey respondents in Mozambique;
•	Demonstrated ability to meet relevant professional codes of conduct and data security standards;
•	Fluency in spoken and written English (minimum of C1 and preferably C2 on the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages standard).

MTESD Logistical Support

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published February 3, 2017  -  Deadline March 2, 2017

TECOM has a requirement for recurring logistical support for the conduct of MTESD sponsored working groups.  This support is required to meet mission requirements. TECOM develops, coordinates, resources, executes, and evaluates training and education concepts, policies, plans, and programs to ensure Marines are prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments.  MTESD supports this mission by representing CG TECOM as the authoritative source for service level training standards that are codified in Training and Readiness (T&R) Manuals.  MTESD also conducts Training Management Teams (TMT) to access the impact of standards in the operating forces and formal schools, and manages the quotas for students to attend schools so they can be trained to the identified standards for their occupational field.   The expected outcome of this procurement is to facilitate the ability of MTESD to meet mission requirements through logistical support such as facilities and equipment for the conduct of scheduled working groups.

Deployment Support for the PolarTREC Program

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Shared Services Center | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 8, 2017

NASA/NSSC has a requirement for Deployment Support on the PolarTREC Program in accordance with the Statement of Work - "See Attached"
NASA/NSSC intends to issue a sole source contract to Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Inc. (ARCUS) located at 3535 College Road in Fairbanks, AL 99709 under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i). It has been determined that ARCUS is the sole provider of specialized education experts in the polar research community.
NASA/NSSC will be the procuring center for this effort. Performance will be located in Thule and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
The Government intends to acquire commercial items and services using the provisions, clauses and procedures prescribed in FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13.
The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541990
Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 8, 2017. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.
Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.
NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

SAARP Annual Service Maintenance

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 18, 2016  -  Deadline July 18, 2017

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Xstrahl Inc., located in Suwanee, Georgia for one year of service maintenance on the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SAARP) with four one year options.  This service will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures.Sole source determination is made in accordance with:FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition(b) Soliciting from a single source(1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available.The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services.  As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts.  Xstrahl Inc. is the sole provider of the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP). SAARP is a highly technical and unique piece of equipment utilized for radiating small animals. Hence, they are the only vendor authorized to perform maintenance to their proprietary machine.
This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued.  Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified.  A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government.  Responses must be received via email ( by 6:00 p.m. EST on August 18, 2016.

D--Subscription to Online Drug Database/Reference for VISN 12

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 3, 2017

This is a synopsis only for subscription an Online cross-searchable medication, toxicology, and patient education database for all VISN 12 staff. It is estimated the Solicitation will be made available on or around February 24, 2017. This date is estimated, and the Solicitation release date may be earlier or
later than Ferbuary 24, 2017. Monitor for release of the solicitation.
Description of services required:
VISN 12 requires online access to a product that shall provide, via one interface and one search platform, access to unbiased and peer reviewed comprehensive databases. Databases shall provide drug information, dosing and therapeutic tools, and drug identification relevant to VISN 12 staff to assist them in providing safe and effective care to Veterans. Databases shall be updated daily to reflect changes in information and evidence based practices.  This shall include:
Comprehensive medication monographs including but not limited to
Information regarding FDA and non-FDA approved indications (referred to as off label use with primary literature references listed)
Summaries of clinically relevant primary literature within the resource (more than just a reference to the source)
Side-by-side comparative drug evaluations and comparative efficacy evaluations
Adverse drug reactions
References to abstracts, tertiary electronic sources, and/or full text articles
Pharmacokinetic information
Monitoring parameters
Administration/storage information
Pregnancy/lactation information
Pharmaceutical product identification for both U.S. and foreign countries
Includes pill identifiers and pictures
Capsules/tablets that should not be crushed guide
Comprehensive IV compatibility tools including IV Y-site, IV admixture, IV syringe compatibility (i.e., IV medications and solutions such as lactated ringer)
IV administration guidelines for medications- including rate of administration
Treatment of IV extravasation- chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy medications
Treatment of phlebitis associated with IV medications
Toxicology/poison control management/overdose signs/symptoms
Patient education materials
Drug interaction tools, dietary interactions
Medication dosage and laboratory calculators
Material Safety Data Sheets
Teratogenic, Pregnancy, Fertility and Lactation Medications Database
Ability to search across all databases contained within the resource with one search term.
Natural medicine database
Customer service shall be available 24/7 via phone, email, and/or internet to troubleshoot website/connectivity issues.
The contractor shall provide online/web-based training tutorials which shall be available to all users for the duration of the contract. At the onset of the contract, the contractor shall provide a one time, on-site training at each VISN 12 facility (includes hospital facilities and all CBOCs), upon request of the location (some locations may or may not choose to utilize the on-site training).