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Multimedia Distribution of Consumer Education Information

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published August 22, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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Multimedia Distribution of Consumer Education Information

Dissemination of Medium of Instruction and Languages for Education (MILE)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published September 1, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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USAID/Nepal seeks a local consulting firm or independent consultants with experience/expertise in language issues in education, the complexities around medium of instruction, and expertise in facilitating and managing language policy workshops. The Offeror would provide technical and logistics support to the Department of Education/Ministry of Education (MoE) to conduct dissemination workshops; and to undertake consultations at the central-level and five development regions on: a) Draft Roadmap for Medium of Instruction (MoI) Framework; b) Multilingual Education (MLE) Guidelines; and c) Medium of Instruction and Languages for Education Study Report.

SHERA (Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published September 11, 2015
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This is synopsis of SHERA (Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances). This is NOT an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and in no way obligates the US Government to issue an RFP/IFB and/or award a contract. The United States Agency for International Development in Indonesia (USAID/ Indonesia) intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA). This project will build University Partnerships (UP) which foster linkages between U.S based universities and Indonesian institutions of higher education. The university partnerships will aim to improve the quality of teaching, research, and community service within Indonesian universities. Anticipated Solicitation Released Date: on or about September 28, 2015.

Gender and Social Inclusion in Education

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 18, 2016  -  Deadline August 1, 2016
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Gender and Social Inclusion in EducationSolicitation: MCC-16-RFQ-0202 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-0202 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. 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: The purpose of this consultancy is to work with assigned MCC Gender and Social Inclusion staff on the relevant compacts to ensure that social and gender issues are fully integrated into the design, implementation and monitoring of education project activities. At present, education activities are part of compacts in Cote d'Ivoire (210 hours), El Salvador (200 hours), Georgia (200 hours), and Morocco (210 hours), but this list may expand as new compacts are developed. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation. 9) The Consultant shall perform the tasks under this contract in MCC-eligible countries, in MCC offices in Washington DC as requested, and at his/her own facilities. 10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration: Technical Evaluation Criteria: All mandatory qualifications described below must be addressed in a resume. Mandatory Requirements:• M.A. in education or a social science• Demonstrated expertise in gender and social analysis in the education sector, with a focus on secondary, tertiary or technical-vocational education and training.• A minimum of 10 years of experience in mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in education projects and programs in developing countries • Experience of working in at least one of the following: Georgia, Francophone West Africa, Morocco, or Latin America. • Experience developing or working with strategies, approaches, and tools for gender integration in large-scale international development programs in the education sector.• Demonstrated experienced conducting desk reviews and providing documentation on issues relevant to social/gender impact assessment.• Demonstrated experience providing substantial input into social and gender assessment in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.• Demonstrated experience developing gender indicators for performance monitoring and evaluation. • Developing and reviewing Scopes of Work and Terms of Reference for Social/Gender Analysis and country-level social and gender assessment specialists.• Demonstrated experience developing and assessing methods, tools and indicators for monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment, particularly in education.• Writing high-quality analytical papers and reports on deadline• Ability to work constructively in a team. Preferred Requirements:• Proficiency in French and/or Spanish will be an asset.• Ph.D. preferred) in education or a social science.• Demonstrated understanding of strategies for facilitating educational pathways and opportunities for out-of-school female youth. MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months. 12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 1, 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 July 29, 2016. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-16-RFQ-0202 AND description of ‘GSI Education' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts 17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published February 24, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2016
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Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (ACF/OPRE) intends to sole source to: National Academy of Sciences2101 Constitution Ave., NWWashington, DC 20418-0007 In accordance with FAR 5.207(c), PSC/AOP's requirement is described as follows: (1) National Stock Number (NSN): N/A (2) Specification: Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce. The purpose of this delivery order is to support an ad hoc committee, formed under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), in conducting a study of strategies for financing early care and education with a highly qualified workforce. Consistent with the vision outlined in the report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through 8, the study will address mechanisms for funding high quality early care and education that is accessible to all children from birth to kindergarten entry, affordable for all families, and provided by a well-qualified and adequately supported workforce. As background to the study, the committee will briefly review and synthesize the available research and analysis on the resources needed to meet the true costs of high quality early care and education. These resources include the resources needed to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of higher education; improve the quality and availability of professional learning during ongoing practice; and support well-qualified educators and administrators with adequate compensation through complete wage and benefit packages that are comparable across ages and settings. To inform their primary analysis, the committee will gather information and review the available evidence on funding mechanisms that are currently being employed successfully on a large scale, as well as illustrative examples of funding strategies that are being employed on a smaller scale but have promise for expansion. The committee will also take into consideration lessons that can be drawn from financing of early care and education in other countries and from workforce development in sectors other than education. The committee will use the information gathered to explore the following questions: 1. What is an appropriate, feasible, and acceptable mix of private and public (federal, state, and local) sector investment, including the role of the education system, in funding early care and education to include well-qualified educators and administrators who receive adequate compensation packages?2. What are reasonable expectations for families' share of the costs at different income levels?3. What funding strategies are effective and efficient at the federal, state, and local levels? How should they be coordinated and deployed in a new financing system?4. What promising funding strategies at the federal, state, and local levels warrant further examination through a systematic approach to implementing and evaluating at scale? 5. What other workforce development considerations, at the national, state, and local levels, affect the effective implementation of these funding strategies? 6. What frameworks or tools can support national, state, and local systems to develop funding strategies that are most likely to be effective in their contexts? In addressing each of these questions, the committee will ensure attention to the needs of infants and toddlers from low-income families, a population of particular interest to the Administration for Children and Families. The committee will produce a report that synthesizes the information gathered and, based on their analysis and interpretation, draws conclusions about and makes recommendations for concrete, implementable funding strategies in the public and private sectors at the national, state, and local levels. (3) Manufacturer: N/A (4) Functional Description: Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce (5) Predominant material of manufacture: N/A (6) Quantity: N/A (7) Unit of issue: N/A (8) Destination information: HHS/ACF/OPRE370 L'Enfant Promenade, SWWashington, DC 20447 (9) Delivery Schedule: (10) Duration of the contract period: 20 Months from the effective date of the contract. (11) Sustainable acquisition requirements: N/A (12) Description of Procedure: This is a presolicitation notice of intent to sole source. This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. The anticipated award date is no later than March 11, 2016. (13) Architect-Engineer Project: N/A (14) Trade Agreement Clauses: N/A (15) Sole Source Justification: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (ACF/OPRE) intends to sole source to: National Academy of Sciences2101 Constitution Ave., NWWashington, DC 20418-0007 (16) This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statement. The email subject line must reference ACF168891 - NAS Child Care Financing. All responses are due by Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00PM Eastern Time and can be sent to Epe Pacantara at Epe.Pacantara@psc.hhs.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.  

SOLICITATION DJJ-16-R-EOA02-0048 CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ONLINE PROGRAMMING SERVICES

Department of Justice, Offices/Boards/Divisions | Published February 23, 2016  -  Deadline March 24, 2016
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SOLICITATION DJJ-16-R-EOA02-0048 CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ONLINE PROGRAMMING SERVICESThis is not a new requirement. Incumbent information below.Contract DJJ-16-F-EOA02-0279West Publishing CorporationAward value $688,418.00FedLink Award

Continuing Legal Education Online Portal

Department of the Interior, Interior Business Center | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline August 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures to Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items", as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number D16PS00746 is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89. This is a Full and Open Competitive Requirement under NAICS 519130 "Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Serach Portals". The Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD), Interior Business Center (IBC) is a franchise fund, fee-for-service entity that operates within the Department of Interior (DOI) and supplies other federal agencies with procurement support under authority of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 104-208, as amended). This acquisition is being processed by AQD on behalf of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). OSC has a requirement for the following item(s): Item 0001: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Online Training Portal Item(s) shall be quoted on an All or None Basis. Partial quotes will not be accepted. Delivery date shall be included with the quote. The RFQ is attached, including the Statement of Work (SOW) and the Provisions and Clauses applicable to this requirement The Government anticipates award of a single, Firm-Fixed-Price Purchase Order, based on the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). All quotes will be evaluated. All questions shall be submitted electronically to the Contracting Specialist, Ebony Jones at Ebony_Jones@ibc.doi.gov. The deadline for questions is Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00PM, Eastern Time. The deadline for quotes is Monday, August 22, 2016 at 12:00PM, Eastern Time. All quotes shall be emailed to the Contract Specialist, Ebony Jones at Ebony_Jones@ibc.doi.gov. This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay any costs incurred in the submission of quotes or to contract for the supplies or services. Please note: the Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds in connection with this procurement.

Adult Education (Literacy) Specialist in Niger

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 20, 2015
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Consultant Services: Adult Education Specialist (Literacy) in Niger and any other MCC eligible country MCC-15-RFQ-0033 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-0033 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) (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) seeks the services of an Adult Education (Literacy) Specialist Contractor to provide support on the due diligence of a Compact project proposal focused on incorporating functional literacy into an agricultural productivity and integrated water resources management project in Niger. The Contractor will work closely with the Human and Community Development (HCD) and the Niger team project lead, and shall liaise as needed with MCA country teams, MCC and MCA contractors to carry out functional responsibilities. The contractor shall also be available to work on any other MCC eligible country if the need arises. 7. Scope: The overall scope of the Contractor's assignment is to technical assistance from an Adult Education (Literacy) Specialist who is knowledgeable of strategies/approaches for basic skills development in the context of income-generation or livelihoods activities, as well as documented evidence linking literacy to productivity. The consultant will report to the HCD unit at MCA-DC Headquarters Office and liaise with MCC's project lead as necessary to support the team in setting objectives, arrange for in-country work and to provide mission briefs. The Consultant's primary objective will be to support MCC's Niger team in analyzing the intervention areas to determine if there are a range of benefits functional literacy offers directly related to project goals, to consider other potential social benefits related to achieving project results, and to determine whether and how the proposed program can integrate literacy into a larger complex development operation efficiently, cost-effectively and in a sustainable manner. In addition, the Consultant will provide general advisory support to MCC's HCD unit, as requested, on analytical work associated with this topic in the context of other country proposals and project implementation. 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 Mandatory qualifications: • M.A in education or economics (emphasis on education) required, PhD preferred; • A minimum of 10 years' experience required conducting appraisal, program design or program evaluation work for non-formal/literacy programs for bi-lateral or multi-lateral donor or other major funding bodies; • Demonstrated knowledge of education and training issues in the Sahel region or similar resource contexts required; • Demonstrated experience required conducting competency needs assessment, including task/function analysis; • Demonstrated experience required in program design for integrated or economic-activity-based literacy programming. • Proficiency at level 3/3 in French required; Preferred qualifications: • Experience evaluating proposals according to MCC's investment criteria desirable; • Experience designing or overseeing projects with an impact evaluation component is highly desirable. MCC reserves the right to interview 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 an 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. 13. Quote Deadline: Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), August 20, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at mccconsultants@mcc.gov and brookac@mcc.gov by 12:00 pm eastern standard time on August 13, 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 brooksac@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) MCC-15-RFQ-0033 Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4; (2) MCC-15-RFP-0033 MCC Bio-Data Form; (3) MCC-15-RFP-0033 Statement of Work; and (4) MCC-15-RFP-0033 FBO Description

Religious Education Coordinator- RAF Lakenheath Protestant Parish

Department of the Air Force, US Air Force Europe | Published August 31, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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  The Religious Education (RE) Coordinator for the RAF Lakenheath Protestant Parish shall coordinate and lead a comprehensive Protestant Religious Education program to include men's, women's and children's programs that focus on spiritual formation. The contractor shall liaise with the leaders of Protestant Men of the Chapel (PMOC), Protestant Women Of the Chapel (PWOC), and Wing Chaplain approved programs to gather, disseminate, and help publicize program/event information, and connect people with the age/gender appropriate spiritual formation resources. The contractor shall also research and maintain teacher/facilitator training resources and provide training such as but no limited to teacher training, as requested by the Chaplain, in accordance with attached Performance Work Statement.   To be considered for award, you or your entity must be System for Award Management (SAM), www.sam.gov registered and subsequently enrolled in Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), https://wawf.eb.mil/, for purpose of invoice/payment if awarded the contract. Please note that WAWF is the ONLY ACCEPTABLE means of invoicing and payment.  Offerors should provide their DUNS number, CAGE code, and confirmation of their SAM registration along with their quote.  Quotes are due to this office no later than 2:00 PM British Summer Time or 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Quotes and inquiries may be sent via e-mail to primary contact, Contract Specialist, Sara Telano at sara.telano@us.af.mil or secondary contact, Contract Officer, TSgt Zachery O. Pullen  zachery.pullen@us.af.mil Email maximum is limited to 10MB or in sequential (1 of 2...) order, when over this maximum.  PDF is the preferred file type. 

Education about Research Integrity

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published July 7, 2015  -  Deadline July 9, 2015
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Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS) on behalf of PSC, Office of Research Integrity (ORI) intends to sole source to: Vetwork Learning Solutions, Inc. 10000 Falls Rd Suite 303 Potomac, MD 20854-4103 The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. ORI accomplishes its mission through the activities of two divisions: The Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO) and The Division of Education and Integrity (DEI). DIO monitors investigations of alleged misconduct in research, conducts independent oversight review of the institutional reports, recommends research misconduct findings and administrative actions to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health for decision, assists the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in presenting cases before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board, provide technical assistance to institutions that respond to allegations of research misconduct, respond to instances of alleged retaliation and implement programs to improve the handling of allegations of research misconduct. DEI manages assurances submitted by PHS-funded institutions to ensure that they have in place policies and procedures for handling allegations of research misconduct; review institutional policies and procedures; develop educational resources and programs to help institutions foster an environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research; evaluate the effectiveness of these resources and programs; fund research on research integrity; and communicate information about research integrity through conferences, workshops and interactions involving national and international partners and also through various media, including the ORI website, ORI newsletter, ORI annual report and social media platforms. The principal need of this proposed contract is to deliver high quality products and services for educating people about research integrity and research misconduct. These products and services are designed to target the following primary audience: researchers, research administrators, research integrity officers, institutional legal counsel, research integrity educators, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. Vetwork Learning Solutions, in partnership with WILL Interactive, Inc. developed "The Lab" in 2009 and "The Research Clinic" in 2014 and Vetwork Learning Solutions currently possesses copyright for both products. Vetwork Learning Solutions is uniquely qualified to perform these tasks due to copyright and other intellectual property issues. This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statement addressing their specific abilities regarding this requirement. The email subject line must reference OS151527. All responses are due by July 9, 2015, 9:00 AM Eastern Time and can be sent to Flora Gomes at flora.gomes@psc.hhs.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.

U--Human Rights and Humanitarian Law education services

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published March 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 9, 2016
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This is a NOTICE OF INTENT to negotiate on a sole source basis with American University Washington College of Law, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for the provision of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law education services. This procurement is being conducted as a commercial item; the award of a firm, fixed priced, non- personal services contract is anticipated. The resultant purchase order will support the provision of education courses at American University for practicing attorneys from Mexico. The contractor will be required to provide the following: Graduate level human rights training tailored for practicing attorneys; Training tailored to the inter-American society; and Training taught in Spanish. American University is unique as it focuses on Central and South American human rights issues and meets the above listed requirements of the Government. Training is to be provided to the Government of Mexico International Military Students (IMS). The period of performance is 13 weeks starting from 25 April 2016 and ending 29 Jul 2016. American University, Washington College of Law, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law shall provide training for ten (10) military students from Mexico. The curriculum shall be taught in Spanish. The program is for Mexican International Students with a current law degree. Mandatory exams are to be completed on-line in Mexico after completion of the training courses. American University will also provide on-site billeting for students during the summer academic session for a total of 20 nights per student. Interested offerors may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. This notice of intent IS NOT a request for competitive quotes; however, all responses to this sole source determination received within three days after date of publication of this notice of intent/synopsis will be considered by the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination by the Government to not compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The Government will not pay for information submitted in response to this notice. The NAICS code is 611310 and the size standard is $27.5 million, FSC U099. The policies contained in FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, will be used. The full solicitation and all amendments will only be available at http://www.neco.navy.mil. Point of contact is Claryce Holt-Bond who may be reached at 215-697-9684 or e-mail claryce.holt-bond@navy.mil. All qualified responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency. The Request for Proposal may require the submission of price, technical, and/or past performance information.

USPSC Senior International Higher Education Advisor

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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Request for Personal Service Contractor USAID Global Health Bureau Position Title: Senior International Higher Education Advisor Solicitation Number: SOL-OAA-15-00015 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent Level ($107,325 - $139,523) Issuance Date: August 6, 2015 Closing Date: August 27, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Washington, DC time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens interested in providing Personal Services Contract (PSC) services for a Senior International Higher Education Advisor (Senior Advisor) position to serve as the One Health Workforce (OHW) project's Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) and provide key technical, operational and strategic planning assistance to the Global Health Security and Development Unit within the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition (HIDN) within the Bureau of Global Health, as described in the attached solicitation. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1) Resume: a) Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. Resume or CV should not exceed 5 pages. b) In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: 1. All relevant paid positions, job title, location(s), and dates held (month/year) and salary history for each position (e.g. part time list hourly/daily rate, full time list annual salary). Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. 2. Specific duties perform that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. 3. Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. 4. Country of Citizenship. 2) List of References: a) Applicants must submit no fewer than three (3) and no more than five (5) professional references from employment within the last 10 years, who are not family members or relatives. Submitted references MUST include the following information: 1. name of reference 2. applicants' relationship to reference 3. title of reference at current job 4. reference current telephone number (work or personal) 5. reference email address (work or personal) At least two (2) references must be from direct supervisors (current or prior) who can provide information regarding the applicant's knowledge of relevant experience in policy and strategic development, program and project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and food security activities, program and financial management, cost analysis, budget and operations experience. Applicants are advised to ensure the information provided is current for all references. 3) Supplemental document addressing the Evaluation Factors: a) Applicants are required to address each Evaluation Factor in one separate document that is no more than 3 pages total (8 ½" x 11" paper only; no less than 11 point font; double sided pages count as 2 pages if submitting in hard copy). If the narratives exceed three pages the additional pages will NOT be reviewed or evaluated. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each page. The narrative should describe your experience, training, and education that are relevant to this position as they apply to each Evaluation Factor listed below. Failure to address the selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. b) Please refer to Item No. 15 of the solicitation for evaluation factors. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. For hard copy applications, your complete resume, list of references and the supplemental document addressing the evaluation factors must be received at the address below by the closing date and time specified above. However, Applicants are highly encouraged to create an application profile online and submit their application electronically through the website www.globalcorps-health.com, via email or fax: GlobalCorps-Health 1401 K Street, NW Suite 801 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-470-2838 Fax: 202-870-5200 E-Mail Address: info@globalcorps-health.com Website: www.globalcorps-health.com Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation must be directed to: Vanesia Moodie Recruitment Specialist Tel: 202-470-2838 Fax: 202-870-5200 E-Mail Address: vmoodie@usaid.gov Sincerely, Hillary A. Marshall Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC) Senior International Higher Education Advisor 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OAA-15-000052 2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 6, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 27, 2015, 5:00 pm Washington, D.C. time 4. POSITION TITLE: Senior International Higher Education Advisor 5. MARKET VALUE: GS-14 Equivalent Level ($107,325 - $139,523 annually). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the successful candidates' salary history, work experience, and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years from the date of contract award, with three (3) one year option periods, subject to availability of funds, continued need for the services, and quality of contract performance. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C. 8. STATEMENT OF WORK: BACKGROUND In 2009 USAID launched the Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT-1) - a five year program targeting the early detection of new disease threats; enhanced "national-level" preparedness and response capacities for their effective control; and a reduction in the risk of disease emergence by minimizing those practices and behaviors that trigger the "spill-over and spread" of new pathogens from animal reservoirs to humans. EPT-1 complemented an ongoing line of work being supported by USAID since 2005 - to control the threat posed by highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus (AI). Both of these efforts grew out of a recognition that we are now in an era of new, re-emerging and recurring global health threats that argue for a longer-term, more strategic approach to global health security. The EPT-1 and AI work have been focused on building those capacities and expanding the evidence base that contribute to mitigating the impact of novel "high consequence pathogens" arising from animals. Using a "risk-based" formula that targeted those places, populations and practices that contribute to the emergence and spread of new microbial threats, our EPT-1 and AI work have laid the foundation for a next generation of investments that seeks to consolidate these efforts into a highly coordinated program spanning pandemic influenza and other emerging threats to further minimize their potential for global impact. INTRODUCTION In October 2014 USAID launched the next generation of the EPT program - EPT-2 which unifies investments in influenza and other emerging viral threats under one strategic umbrella. Among the areas of work to be supported under EPT-2 is One Health Workforce (OHW) - a five year project supporting two university networks of schools of public health, veterinary medicine and other health disciplines in Africa and Southeast Asia. These networks are partnered with U.S. universities to develop innovative approaches to train the "next generation" of professional leaders in public health, veterinary medicine, human medicine, and environment in cross disciplinary One Health approaches to address complex public health challenges. The focus is on the development and use of new curricula, integrate trans-disciplinary concepts into existing curricula, employ innovative teaching and learning methods and tools and to create novel, practical learning experiences that prepare graduates to address complex zoonotic disease challenges using a "One Health" approach. In order to fully implement OHW, the GHSD Unit is seeking a Senior International Higher Education Advisor (Senior Advisor) to serve as the Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) and provide key technical, operational, and strategic planning assistance to the unit per the job responsibilities and tasks outlined below. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see Section No. 21 of this solicitation. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide USAID project leadership in advancing the OHW project and its African and Southeast Asian university partners in applying cutting-edge higher education concepts and tools to develop faculty and improve student learning experiences. • Develop and lead strategies to strengthen university networks as organizations for long-term sustainability and regional/national value after the life of the USAID project. • Liaise with the OHW project and its African and Southeast Asian university partners to enhance the current project vision to exploit innovative advances in higher education. • Work with implementing partners, other GHSD program partners, and universities and governments in developing countries to define the current and future needs of a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary ("One-Health") workforce that is prepared to prevent, detect and respond to complex disease challenges - particularly zoonotic diseases. • Collaborate with other USG department and agency leadership and staff in the joint planning and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). Link activities within assigned projects to other GHSA programs, projects, and activities for the purpose of improving the impact of USG investments in GHSA. • Work closely with other team members, implementing partners, international organizations, and other partners to create novel and substantive student and faculty learning experiences within other projects and activities in the USAID/GHSD portfolio. Identify opportunities within the GHSD and USG GHSA portfolio for university partners to be engaged and to lend the strengths of universities to solving problems. Strategic Planning and Operations • Lead policy, strategic planning, technical and management efforts for areas of work to be carried out under the OHW project. • Provide direct attention to policy, institutional and other barriers to effective preparedness and response capacities and identify and advocate innovations, best practices, reforms and training to remedy problems. The introduction of these new approaches is expected to help hone USAID's ability to strengthen national capacities to better prepare for and respond to future emerging disease threats. • Strengthen and expand partnerships for supporting OHW- related work, work closely with other members of the GHSD team to ensure strong synergies and close coordination across all lines of activities being supported under EPT-2. • Provide leadership and technical direction in determining technical and operational assistance to be provided under OHW with Regional Bureaus, Field Missions, and other Agency representatives. • Engage actively in interagency and donor coordination activities, and work closely with partner government counterparts. • Liaise with GHSD Unit staff and other parts of the agency (FM, P3, OAA, GC, IG, etc) on all issues related to the day-to-day business of the Unit as related to the OHW project. Project Management • Serve as the AOR for the GHSD Unit's OHW Project. In this capacity, oversee field activities in over 10 countries and/or regional programs; liaise with the project's management and technical teams to ensure compliance with the funding agreements and linked country work plans. • Serve as the primary point of contact for the USAID Missions on day-to-day project related issues; review and advise on the approval of key deliverables and vouchers; monitor pipelines and prepare accruals per agency requirements. • Provide technical assistance and support to country and regional-level activities and initiatives. • Develop briefing memos and talking points for USAID and other USG officials on matters related to OHW and the broader GHSD portfolio. • Represent USAID at global and regional events related to emerging infectious disease threats as well as relevant higher education forums. • Serve as the AOR or alternate AOR for one or more additional projects as needed. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Senior Advisor will report directly to the Director of Global Health Security and Development Unit, Global Health Bureau. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Senior Advisor is expected to take initiative, act independently and perform with minimal direction in planning and carrying out assignments, resolving conflicts, coordinating with others and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives as part of a fast-paced office environment. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is sedentary in nature. No unusual physical demands are placed upon the incumbent. 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in an office setting with government furnished property (e.g. computer, desk, office chair, supplies), though the contractor may travel to areas where site visits and extraordinary travel time is involved and that may entail working out of temporary duty residences or hotel rooms. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. 14. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION: (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience requirements and selective factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Master's Degree or higher in education, international affairs, international economics, public health or other related field, including technical areas emphasizing multi-sectoral approaches to addressing challenges arising from complex interactions at the human - environment interface; AND Seven (7) years of relevant experience working on international development issues in the area of higher education such as university capacity-building, higher education reform or other activities that focus on institutes of higher education and their role in producing a highly skilled workforce. Selective Factors • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements • Supplemental document specifically addressing the Evaluation Factors (EFs) submitted • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials • US Citizenship required • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance provided by USAID as access to sensitive facility areas is necessary • Proficiency in the English language is required • Experience/ability to manage/administer contracts • Willingness to travel internationally (up to 30% of time) 15. EVALUATION FACTORS: Applicants must address each Evaluation Factor listed below separately to demonstrate how s/he meets each. Unless stated otherwise, all sub-criteria within each Evaluation Factor will be weighted equally. In no more than three (3) pages total (8 ½" x 11" paper only; no less than 11 point font; double sided pages count as 2 pages) describe your experience and knowledge of each Evaluation Factor listed below. When responding to the Evaluation Factor below, demonstrate how your experience relates to the duties and responsibilities listed. Cite examples where appropriate. Evaluation Factor 1 - Work Experience (35 points): a) Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt and apply innovative, higher education concepts, practices and tools to developing country settings (12 points) b) Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate highly technical information related to human health, animal health, and environment to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences (9 points) c) Experience with monitoring and evaluation methodologies including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination in international/resource poor settings, as well as budget management (7 points) d) Knowledge of US Government or other international assistance donor policies, procedures, and reporting requirements (7 points) Evaluation Factor 2 - Interpersonal and Management skills (30 points): a) High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity, and originality to interpret strategy and to analyze, develop, and present work results (18 points) b) Excellent leadership, communications and interpersonal skills (12 points) 16. BASIS OF RATING/SELECTION CRITERIA: All applications will be evaluated and scored based on the documentation submitted with the application. Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor (EF) responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. USAID reserves the right to invite the highest and/or competitively ranked candidates for an interview and/or conduct reference checks only on those individuals. Selection criteria listed below will be the basis for the evaluation of all applications. Applicants are required to address each of the EFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Master's Degree in international affairs, international economics, public health or other related field - Pass/Fail EFs have been assigned the following points: EF #1 a. - 12 points EF #1 b. - 9 points EF #1 c. - 7 points EF #1 d. - 7 points EF #2 a. - 18 points EF #2 b. - 12 points EF Total - 65 points Interview Performance (only applicable if you are invited for an interview) - 35 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail Total Possible Points: 100 The applicants determined to be competitively ranked may be interviewed and may be required to provide a writing sample. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted in Washington D.C. GH/HIDN will not pay for expenses associated with the interviews, but will conduct telephone or videoconference interviews for those not able to interview in person. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. 17. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Please refer to cover letter for application document requirements. By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. 18. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS: Via website: www.globalcorps-health.com Via email: info@globalcorps-health.com Via fax: 202-870-5200 Via mail: GlobalCorps-Health Attn: Recruitment Specialist 1401 K Street, NW Suite 801 Washington, D.C. 20005 NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within six (6) months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as USPSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. In this instance, USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number, and USPSCs are not required to register with Sam.gov. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html 19. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs: Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ or http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml 1. USPSC Application Form AID 302-3 2. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561) 3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or 4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85) 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258) Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. 20. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs: CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. 21. OTHER INFORMATION: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (F) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (G) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) No. 06-10 PSC Medical Expense Payment Responsibility General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/c23002.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

Sustainable and Effective Education Delivery � Early Grade Reading Activity (SEED)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline March 29, 2016
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Subject: Request for Information RFI-611-16-SEED Title: Draft Statement of Objectives: Sustainable and Effective Education Delivery - Early Grade Reading Activity (SEED) The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Zambia, is seeking comments on the attached draft Statement of Objectives (SOO) for the Sustainable and Effective Education Delivery - Early Grade Reading Activity (SEED). These comments will assist USAID in finalizing this SOO.USAID requests comments related to the following questions: 1. Based on the constraints and opportunities in Zambia, are the performance objectives achievable?2. Is the Scope of the SOO in line with the purpose? Are there any other services and resources not listed under the Scope that you think need to be included?3. Do you perceive any other operating constraints?4. Based on the constraints and opportunities in Zambia, will the proposed services and resources achieve the performance objectives?5. Are there any additional areas of intervention that should be addressed?6. What should be USAID's niche among other donors and partners in accelerating development of the SEED purpose?7. How can USAID maximize the use of Zambia technical, institutional and financial resources in implementing SEED?8. Any other additional input/comments to the attached draft SOO are welcome. As you provide your comments and input to this SOO, please be mindful of the purpose, extent and content of a SOO and the differences between this procurement method and other traditional methods such as the SOW. Responses to this Request for Information are not binding to the U.S. Government and do not obligate USAID to issue a Request for a Proposal, nor does it commit USAID to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of comments. The deadline for receipt of comments is Tuesday, March 29, 2016 COB. Please submit responses electronically in Microsoft word or Adobe Portable document format (pdf) to oaa-solicit-lusaka@usaid.gov and make sure you cite the subject RFI in the email subject. Thank you for your interest in USAID's activities.

Correctional Education Expert Consultants

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs | Published May 20, 2016  -  Deadline May 27, 2016
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23--Vehicle Purchase -Police Education Program

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published September 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2015
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No Description Provided

Education on Proper use of Safety Belts on School Buses

Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) | Published April 14, 2016
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Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) Awareness & Consumer Education Campaign

Federal Housing Finance Agency, Top Level | Published November 17, 2014
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FAR FHFA has a requirement on a limited source basis for public relations support to continue its campaign initiatives to educate the public on the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) -- Refer to the attached Limited Source Justification.

Study of an Information Strategy to Increase Enrollment In Postsecondary Education

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published February 8, 2016
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Impact Evaluation to Inform Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published March 31, 2016
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****AWARD NOTICE***  The U.S. Department of Education (Department) hereby provides notice that the Fiscal Year 2016 procurement entitled "Impact Evaluation to Inform Teacher Preparation and Professional Development", issued on behalf of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) has been awarded to Mathematica Policy Research. This notice contains all required awardee information. 

Design and perform a rapid feasibility-and-planning study to help the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) identify parameters and resource needs for catalyzing a state-by-state data collection-and-reporting effort in the field of arts education

National Endowment for the Arts, Grants & Contracts Office | Published March 9, 2016  -  Deadline March 28, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in the attachments. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a written solicitation will not be issued.  The National Endowment for the Arts invites contractors to submit a proposal for services described in the attached statement of work.  Enclosed you will find a Statement of Work for NEARFP16-09 Design and perform a rapid feasibility-and-planning study to help the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) identify parameters and resource needs for catalyzing a state-by-state data collection-and-reporting effort in the field of arts education.  Please submit your technical and cost proposal by Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).  This RFP in no way obligates the U.S. Government to award a contract, nor does it commit the U.S. Government to pay any cost incurred in preparing and submitting your proposal.  Prospective Offerors are reminded that an award can only be made to a Contractor who is registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (This was previously known as CCR - the Central Contractor Registration.)   Contractors may obtain assistance with SAM online at https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/learning-center-system.do?sysparm_system=SAM.  The precise period of performance will be determined at the time of award.  Proposals that are faxed will not be accepted.  Proposals must be received by the closing date and time stated above only via email to HARRISL@ARTS.GOV.  Please refer any questions concerning this request to Latonca M. Harris only via email at HARRISL@ARTS.GOV. Clearly, specifically, and concisely provide the company name, address, contact person, telephone number and email address.  All Proposals shall reference:  NEARFP16-09 Design and perform a rapid feasibility-and-planning study to help the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) identify parameters and resource needs for catalyzing a state-by-state data collection-and-reporting effort in the field of arts education.  The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-87.