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Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE) Phase 1

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
The VirtUE program seeks to creatively define and develop new, inherently secure, virtual user environments.

Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published July 26, 2016  -  Deadline November 18, 2016
This is a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII). Please see attached FOA.

Hazardous Waste Removal & Disposal San Joaquin, CA and surrounding area

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published October 11, 2016
Solicitation will be issued within the next two weeks.

A--Naval Postgraduate School Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, Monterey CA- Linux/ OSX Deployment and Further Authoring Tool for X3D EARTH

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published May 8, 2008  -  Deadline May 14, 2020
Please see attached combined synopsis solicitation.

The General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to lease the following Office space in the Surrounding Area of St. Louis, Missouri

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published October 21, 2016  -  Deadline November 22, 2016
The General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to lease the following Office space in the Surrounding Area of St. Louis, Missouri:




St. Louis Surrounding   Area

Delineated Area:

West:   Woods Mill Rd (141)
North:   I-64
East:   S. Big Bend Blvd.
South:   I-44

Minimum Sq. Ft.   (ABOA):


Maximum Sq. Ft.   (ABOA):


Space Type:


Parking Spaces   (Total):


Parking Spaces   (Surface):


Parking Spaces (Structured):


Parking Spaces   (Reserved):


Full Term:

10 years (with   termination rights after 90 days)

Firm Term:

5 years

Option Term:


Additional   Requirements:

·       Ground floor space is   preferred.
·       Structurally capable   floor for file storage system, 2 refrigerators, freezer, and X-large coolers.
·       Ramp and/or loading   dock to building or space.
·       If above ground   level, a freight elevator that can accommodate 2 people and 2 extra-large   coolers with wider doors and hallways.
·       Ability to install   restrooms and showers within the space.
·       Slab-to-Slab demising   partitions.
·       8’ high perimeter   chain link fence around the 7 parking spaces for Government owned vehicles.
·       Level II Security.

The U.S. Government currently occupies office and related space in a building under lease in St. Louis, MO that is expiring.  The Government is considering alternative space if economically advantageous.   In making this determination, the Government will consider, among other things, the availability of alternate space that potentially can satisfy the Government requirements, as well as costs incurred through relocating, such as physical moving costs, replication of tenant improvements and telecommunications infrastructure, and non-productive agency downtime.
Action: Choose whether or not a fully serviced lease is required.  Also choose 100 year floodplain unless requirement is identified by agency as a critical action.
Offered space must meet Government requirements for fire safety, accessibility, seismic and sustainability standards per the terms of the Lease.  A fully serviced lease is required.  Offered space shall not be in the 100 year flood plain.  
When responding with expression of interest, the interested party must include a full service rental rate, the most competitive rate, as well as the following:
1.               Building name and address and location of the available space within the building. The building site/lot plans, interior building layout drawings/pictures (with dimensions shown preferably) reflecting the space that is being offered. 
2.               Identification of public transit routes/stops near the property offered.
3.               Rentable square feet available and expected rental rate per rentable square foot, fully serviced.
4.               ANSI/BOMA office area (ABOA) square feet to be offered and expected rental rate per ABOA square foot, fully serviced.  Indicate whether the quoted rental rate includes an amount for tenant improvements and state the amount, if any.
5.               Date of space availability.
6.               Building ownership information.
7.               Amount of parking available on-site and its cost.  Include whether expected rental rate includes the cost of the required Government parking (if any).
8.               Energy efficiency and renewable energy features existing within the building.
9.               List of building services provided.
Please reference RLP # 5MO0255 when responding.
GSA is using a tenant broker to represent the Government in lease negotiations for this transaction. In no event shall a potential offeror enter into negotiations or discussions concerning a space to be leased with representatives of any Federal agency other than the authorized officers and employees of the General Services Administration (GSA) or their authorized broker representative.
10.Action: For FBO postings, delete “offers due;” for procurement summary, keep “offers due” and delete “(estimated)” from dates.

Expressions of   Interest Due:

November 22, 2016

Market Survey   (Estimated):

January 16, 2017

Offers Due   (Estimated): 

March 16, 2017

Occupancy   (Estimated):

June 1, 2018

Send Expressions of Interest to:
Government Contact

Lease Contracting   Officer

Kory Hochler


U.S. General Services   Administration, 6P1RE
2300 Main St., FL 7                      
Kansas City, MO 64108



Email Address: 

Secondary Point of Contact:


Bruce Keyes


Cushman &   Wakefield
8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80111



Email Address: 


Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published September 13, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
The DIVA program seeks to develop robust automatic activity detection for a multi-camera streaming video environment. Activities will be enriched by person and object detection. DIVA will address activity detection for both forensic applications and for real-time alerting.

70--Dell Servers and Associated Hardware

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published September 26, 2016
This synopsis notice is for Dell servers and associated hardware to be used in the NAVFAC Southeast Command Information Office (CIO) virtual test environment.  The proposed contract action includes the following equipment:  Two (2) Dell PowerEdge R730 Servers (210-ACXU); Six (6) Dell Latitude E5570 XCTOG (210-AFUE) Laptops; Five (5) Dell Latitude 5414 BASE XCTO (210-AJRK) Laptops; One (1) Open Market - Dell SmartUPS 5000VA 208V - Rack/Tower (A8572199) non-TAA; and all associated software and peripherals.
The procuring contracting office is NAVFAC Southeast, Bldg. 903, P.O. Box 30, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL  32212. The primary point of contact is Cari Fiebach, Contract Specialist, (904) 542-5117.
The proposed solicitation number is N69450-16-Q-2110.
The proposed contract type is a firm-fixed-price purchase order that will be procured using the policies and procedures of FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in conjunction with FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
The primary NAICS Code for this procurement is 334111 and the annual small business size standard is 1,250 employees.
The delivery date is anticipated to be 30 days after the date of purchase order award.
This is a new procurement.  It does not replace an existing contract.  No prior contract information exists.
This contract action is for equipment for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only Dell Marketing L.P. under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b) as the only source reasonably available.  This equipment is required for use in the virtual test environment for the Platform Enclave that has been developed to monitor, patch and assess the security posture of the Industrial Control Systems within the NAVFAC SE area of responsibility (AOR).
The test lab hardware must be compatible in all aspects with the existing hardware and configurations currently in use in the production environment in offices throughout the AOR, which is Dell equipment.  The test environment must be the same type of Dell hardware to effectively support the production environment.

Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published September 26, 2016  -  Deadline November 10, 2016
IARPA is seeking innovative solutions for the MOSAIC program (IARPA-BAA-16-10).  The goal of the MOSAIC program is to improve the Intelligence Community's capabilities to evaluate its workforce throughout their careers. The program aims to advance multimodal sensing to measure personnel and their environment unobtrusively, passively, and persistently both at work and outside of work, reduce the time and manpower required to process and integrate such data, and construct personalized and adaptive assessments of an individual that are accurate throughout the individual's career.  The MOSAIC program is envisioned to begin in May 2017 and end by November 2020.

Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality Made): Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Models and In-situ Process Monitoring Sensors & Control

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published September 15, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
The technologies necessary to achieve the above goal must enable the production of parts with predictable and consistently reproducible mechanical properties, microstructural characteristics, and geometric tolerances. The envisioned system as delivered would include (i) ICME based M&S design tools, (ii) in situ process/inspection sensors and (iii) AM process control system improvements. The intent of the Quality Made program is to advance the technological maturity of the system components from a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3/4 to TRL 6, with the latter including the installation of the system at a Navy Depot and a part production demonstration of the technologies in the Depot Maintenance environment. 

Continuous Monitoring Services

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published September 30, 2016  -  Deadline November 2, 2016
•B.1    Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Business and Support Services Division (MR), in support of the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is soliciting proposals for a Contractor to provide Continuous Monitoring Services and Co-Management of our Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) LogRhythm infrastructure.
MR activities accept commercial payment cards at the majority of revenue generating activities such as Exchanges, 7 Day Stores, Gas Stations, Clubs, and other MWR activities.  Credit card sales are processed using a variety of processor systems, such as NCR Advanced Store, Hospitality Systems Incorporated (HSI), Hotel Information Systems (HIS), Vermont Systems RecTrac, AJB Retail Transaction Switch or though individual Tranz 330s with printers. The majority of transactions are through electronic processing.  Annually, the average number of transactions is over fifteen million, and the total transaction amount is about $800,000,000.00.
Due to MRs payment card environment and affiliation with the Marine Corps MR is subject not only to the PCI Data Security Standard, but also DoD and FISMA requirements.  These requirements state the IT environment should be monitored at all times for potential security risks.  Currently, MR lacks the required resources to effectively monitor the environment and is looking for a third-party vendor to assist in our continuous monitoring efforts.  


Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle VAMC | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon has a requirement for Furniture to be utilized in a Behavioral Health Environment.  This is a brand name or equal to procurement for "STANCE HEALTHCARE LEGEND AND CASSIA PRODUCTS" and will be awarded through a firm fixed price contract.  Solicitation VA260-16-Q-0939 will be posted to FBO 09/06/2016.
Any firm that believes it can meet these requirements may give written notification to the Contracting Officer within the time frame listed on the solicitation.  Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the requirements in the solicitation.
The North America Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 337127.
Contracting Office Address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Office 20
1495 Wilmington Drive Suite 360
DuPont, WA 98327
Point of Contact(s):
Laura Davis,

Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Tool

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published October 19, 2016  -  Deadline November 11, 2016
The U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ) on behalf of Program Executive Office (PEO) Enterprise Information System (EIS) Product Lead Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (PL ALTESS) is conducting a Market Survey to identify potential sources for the supply and delivery of an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Tool. This ETL tool will support analytical databases hosted at PL ALTESS located at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. These databases will be receiving data from over one-hundred sources ranging from ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) to legacy systems that will be providing a multitude of records in different formats and structures. This environment requires a scalable ETL tool that can systematically and efficiently process this large volume of data on a regular basis. Respondents should provide information for an ETL Tool with the following capabilities: 1) Ability to pull data from over one-hundred sources, transform it into a standard format, and load it into ASA (FM&C)'s analytical databases at PL ALTESS. The size of the environment is between 50 and 100 terabytes. Tables involved in ETL operations and having data quality requirements can exceed over 100 million rows. Specifications of the server the software must run on are as follows:
a. Environment: Developmentalb. Server Manufacturer: HP Proliant DL 380c. Quantity of Servers: 1d. Type of Processors: Intel Xeon E5-2667v3e. Quantity of Processors: 1f. Quantity of Cores Per Processor: 8g. Process Value Unit Score: 560
2) Key ETL Requirements include:a. Multi-Operation System, including Linux and Windows, support for server and client componentsb. Support for various source/destination types, including flat (character-delimited) files, XML and multi-DBMS (including Microsoft SQL and Oracle)c. Availability of native ERP connectors, including SAP and Oracle/PeopleSoftd. Massive scalability and parallelism to handle large files/tables/tens of Terabytes of data e. Cloud integration capabilityf. Support for Hadoop/big data integration with options to read/write data from/to Hadoop and run on a Hadoop cluster.g. Ability to operate in batch and real-time modes h. Support for multi-user development environment, minimum two (2) usersi. Mapping source/destination using graphical user interface (GUI) designed for non-technical usersj. GUI and reporting capability for data linage, including the ability to trace a transaction to the sourcek. Ability to capture and maintain business glossaryl. Metadata repository, capture and querym. Native data quality/validation capabilities, including prebuilt functions. The immediate need is for basic data quality/validations (e.g., missing value) out of the box but have options for more complex rules (e.g., identifying duplicate records) via custom validations and/or additional modules.n. Native debugging and logging capabilitieso. Exception reporting and handlingp. Ability to add Check-points anywhere/ability to restart ETL jobs from point of failureq. Ability to backup and restore repository on regular basis (daily, weekly and monthly)r. Versioning support (ability keep track of changes between code versions and revert to earlier versions)s. Ability to import data models from modeling tools, including ErWint. Ability to perform complex transformations and support for user defined transformationsu. Scheduling and event-based executionv. Built-in workflow capability (ability to create discrete steps, dependencies/conditions and assign tasks to different individuals)w. Ability to monitor ETL process executionx. Encryption support (ability to work with encrypted data in source or target databases)y. Consumption-based licensing (annual/non-perpetual)z. Non-production licensing for Development/Test environmentsaa. On-premises solution (not cloud, licenses must be on-site)bb. End to end latency for processing ETL operations and data quality processing of up to a maximum of 24 hours
3) Technical Support: Potential Offerors must show evidence for their capability to offer technical support to the ETL. This should include diagnosis of system problem and continuous problem resolution by phone, email, or online assistance, providing both responsive and proactive support to allow for operational efficiency. Technical support would be required between the hours of 0730 to 1600 Monday through Friday.
The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code for the effort is 511210, Software Publishers.
The Government intends to fulfill this requirement through Full and Open Competition via a single award, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), purchase order to be awarded on a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable basis.
Please note, THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUE A REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ). Responses to this announcement are not quotes/proposals and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This is not a guarantee of a future RFQ or an award. This notice should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by the U.S. Government. Any information provided to the Government in response to this notice will become ACC-NJ property and will not be returned. The Government will not reimburse contractors for any cost associated with responding to this announcement.It is anticipated that a solicitation will be issued on or about seven (7) calendar days from the date of this announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website; Quotes will be required within 15 calendar days from issuance of the solicitation.
The Point of Contact for this action is Ms. Evangelina Tillyros, Contracting Officer, ACC-NJ-CC, Close Combat Center, Building 10, Phipps Rd. Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000. Telephone inquires will not be accepted.

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Boosting Innovative GEOINT (BIG)

Other Defense Agencies, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | Published December 8, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2018
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) intends to award multiple Firm-Fixed Price or Cost Reimbursable Milestone contracts under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HM0476-16-BAA-0001 for Boosting Innovative GEOINT (BIG) efforts.  This will be a two-step BAA. Step One is to submit a White Paper by the topics' due date/time. White Papers that are determined to be technically acceptable as evaluated against criteria published in this BAA will receive a Request for Proposal (RFP) from an NGA Contracting Officer, which is Step Two. NGA welcomes all innovative and actionable White Papers that will enhance and accelerate Boosting Innovative GEOINT Analysis.  All awards will be based on merit competition.  NGA's goal is to make awards under various research topic areas.  The NAICS codes for this procurement includes 541712, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences, but other NAICS codes may apply as well. The period of performance will be open for a period of 36 months from the initial FEDBIZOPPS posting date.
NGA encourages small businesses and universities to propose under this BAA. NGA also strongly encourages and accepts White Papers from collaborations of entities (industry and industry, industry and university, university and university, etc.) because research in multidisciplinary Topic Areas may require forming teams with strengths in multiple science and engineering fields.
The BIG BAA solicits ideas in Topic Areas.  Topic Area 1 is "Value" - In pursuit of optimal user outcomes, NGA seeks input from Industry and Academia on approaches to measure the value of GEOINT data to its diverse customer base in the new Cloud environment. Additional details are located in Section 1.5.1 in the BAA.
Offerors will be directed to use the Intelligence Community (IC) Acquisition Research Center (ARC), hereafter referred to as the IC ARC, for questions and answers (Q&A) at  Offerors are encouraged to view the responses to all questions and comments, including those submitted by other organizations.   For technical questions/comments, offerors should reference the topic number in order to better direct and respond to topic questions.
Finally, offerors must periodically check the FEDBIZOPPS for amendments regarding updates or changes to the BIG BAA.  These updates will be made via announcements, additional or revised document postings, or responses to questions/comments made via the Q&A function.  Offerors are responsible for maintaining awareness of BAA updates via the ARC as there will be no other source for announcement of updates or changes to the BAA other than the ARC.
See Paragraph 9.1 for Significant Dates.

D -- Maritime Tactical Command and Control (MTC2)

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published July 20, 2016  -  Deadline November 15, 2016
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), on behalf of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Command and Control Systems Program Office (PMW 150), intends to issue draft documentation ahead of the full and open competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of Maritime Tactical Command & Control (MTC2) Builds 1 through 4. The required effort will include software development, design, integration, technical and engineering support, configuration management, testing, data management, program management, and logistics - all leading to the delivery of MTC2 Builds 1 through 4.
MTC2 is the designated follow-on to Global Command & Control-Maritime (GCCS-M), and will extend Joint C2 (JC2) capabilities to the maritime environment and provide maritime- unique operational and tactical C2 capabilities ashore and afloat.
The Government anticipates issuing an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with individual Delivery Orders (DO) for each of Build with CPIF CLINS, CPFF CLINS, and Cost-only CLINS. CPIF CLINS will be for software development and integration activities; CPFF CLINS will be for engineering services related to software maintenance; Cost-only CLINS will be for Other Direct Costs (ODC) such as material, software licenses, and travel as necessary.  The period of performance is expected to be a two year base with one three year option.
The Government intends to incrementally release draft documents relative to this future procurement.   At this time, the Government is releasing for review/feedback the draft SOW(s), applicable technical documents/GFI, and software source code.  These supporting artifacts can be found at Please see attached instructions to gain access to NESI.
This notice is provided for information only, is not a Request for Proposal, and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a contract. The Government will not pay for any effort expended in response to this notice. All questions/comments are to be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist, Rema Khalife, SPAWAR Headquarters, at email address and Contracting Officer, Kelly Smith, SPAWAR Headquarters, at email address
Interested Offerors are encouraged to monitor the SPAWAR eCommerce and FedBizOpps websites for the anticipated release of this solicitation.
**Note: Projected Bid/Proposal Due Date is notional and subject to change.**

M -- R/V Acoustic Explorer

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published October 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 15, 2016
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) N66001-16-R-0079 using full and open competition to procure services for maintaining the R/V Acoustic Explorer, a Government owned research vessel.  This vessel provides at-sea support for the Sonobuoy Quality Assurance Program (SQAP).  The SQAP is responsible for testing production sonobuoys, to ensure that the sonobuoys perform within contract specifications, prior to their procurement by the Navy.  The Acoustic Explorer serves multiple functions (i.e. Deployment Analysis, Defect Recovery and Analysis, Sound Source Deployment/Operation/Recovery, Environment Analysis, and Datum Determination) for the SQAP.  SSC Pacific contemplates the award of a single indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract with Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) pricing arrangement consisting of a two-year base period and one three-year option period.
It is currently anticipated that RFP N66001-16-R-0079 will be released on or about 15 November 2016. The solicitation will only be available electronically. Electronic copies of the RFP may be obtained from the SPAWAR E-Commerce website at https://e- under SSC Pacific "Open Solicitations."   Hard copy versions of the RFP and any subsequent amendments will not be available.   Firms are encouraged to review the website regularly for important solicitation information.
A draft copy of the Statement of Work and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) DD Form 1423 can be reviewed by viewing the attachment to this notice. If there any comments and/or questions on the SOW, please submit them via e-mail to

Waste Management/Recycling and Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation Programs @ FCC Victorville, CA

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published October 17, 2016  -  Deadline November 30, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to issue solicitation RFQP06161600001 for the provision of Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation & Waste Management/Recycling Programs. 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 Complex, Victorville, California. The contract type is an indefinite delivery/requirements contract with firm-fixed unit price. The award will be made to the responsible company 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 estimated quantities for the base year for the Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation Program is four classes and the Management/Recycling Program is two classes. Each option year the estimated quantities for the Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation Program is six classes and the Management/Recycling Program is three classes. The solicitation will be available on or about October 31, 2016 and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administration, 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 November 30, 2016. 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 must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is The acquisition is unrestricted.

Debt Management Advisors

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 22, 2016  -  Deadline December 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal service contracts. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required.
Debt Management advisors provide technical assistance and policy advice on sovereign debt matters in an emerging market environment to senior ministerial and central bank officials, as well as to market participants in host countries.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in domestic government debt issuance and/or management of public borrowing. A background in public finance, private sector investment banking, public sector financial advisory work, government securities trading, state and local government securities underwriting, issuance and sales, securities and/or Treasury operations, or in related areas, would constitute relevant experience. Knowledge of international bond markets is desirable.
Prior overseas work experience in a challenging environment and management experience are also highly desirable. Spanish fluency is required for posts in Latin America and French fluency is generally required for francophone countries. While having requisite technical skills and a background in and knowledge of public finance/government securities are highly important, candidates must also have the desire and ability to work independently and the ability to gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors are expected to provide sound but realistic technical assistance in the debt management area that will enable emerging countries to strengthen and develop their economies.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. If selected, applicant will be required to complete OGE Form 278 or 450 financial disclosure forms.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: or by mail to:                                              Office of Technical Assistance                                            ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator                                    1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor                                                 Washington, DC 20006
If applying by email, submit documents to ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.
Please reference Solicitation A16095 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16095 -Debt (Debt Mgmt) Advisors - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.
Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date. 
The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Defense Forensic Science Center Broad Agency Announcement for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research (Fiscal Years 2017-2021)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline October 15, 2021
The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) (formerly the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)) provides forensic laboratory services to DoD military criminal investigative organizations (Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Army Criminal Investigation Command) and other DoD customers. It is a full service forensic laboratory, providing state-of-the-art forensic examinations in the following disciplines:
• DNA/Serology• Digital Evidence• Drug Chemistry• Firearms and Toolmarks• Forensic Documents• Latent Prints (including footwear and tire track evidence)• Trace Evidence
The DFSC has three primary objectives:
(1) Analyze forensic evidence and provide expert testimony to support worldwide criminal investigation across all military services(2) Provide expeditionary and reach-back forensic services to U.S. military forces in active theaters of operation(3) Coordinate and execute research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) projects to advance forensiccapabilities
The Department of Defense Forensic Research and Development Program ("Program") is administered by the U.S. Army Research Office and the Defense Forensic Science Center. The Program aims to enhance the capability of forensic science applications in traditional law enforcement/criminal justice purviews and in expeditionary environments. The Program accomplishes this mission by funding research projects that lead to the production of useful knowledge, materials, devices, systems, or methods that have forensic function.
To be eligible for an award under this announcement, a prospective awardee must meet certain minimum standards pertaining to financial resources and responsibility, ability to comply with the performance schedule, past performance, integrity, experience, technical capabilities, operational controls, and facilities. In accordance with Federal statutes, regulations, and Department of Defense and Army policies, no person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the Army.
The Program is seeking proposals for funding to support forensic research and its application. The requested proposals should focus on adding to general forensic knowledge and/or DFSC activities and needs. Forensic research proposals should focus on the creation of new and improved field or laboratory functional capabilities that result in faster, more robust, more informative, less costly, or less labor-intensive recognition, preservation, collection, and/or analysis of forensic evidence. Proposals involving the development of equipment that is portable, sustainable, and useful in an expeditionary or field environment are also solicited. The expeditionary and field environments require systems that are lightweight, portable, inexpensive, fast, and capable of operating in extreme environments of temperature, dust, humidity, etc. The systems must also be capable of secure data communications.
Funding of research and development (R&D) within Program areas of interest will be determined by funding constraints and priorities set during each budget cycle. Due to Government budget uncertainties, no specific dollars have been reserved for awards under this BAA. Those contemplating submission of a proposal are encouraged to submit a white paper and quad chart, summarizing their proposed work. If the proposed R&D warrants further inquiry and funding is available, submission of a full technical and cost proposal will be encouraged. This sequence allows earliest determination of the potential for funding and minimizes the labor and cost associated with submission of full proposals that have minimal probability of being selected for funding. Costs associated with white paper, quad chart, or full proposal submissions in response to this BAA are not considered allowable direct charges to any resulting award. These costs may be allowable expenses to normal bid and proposal indirect costs specified in FAR 31.205-18 for contracts. Offerors submitting proposals are cautioned that only a Government Contracting or Grants Officer may obligate the Government to any agreement involving expenditure of Government funds.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center | Published November 25, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2016
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has a requirement for the continuation of general support services under Contract NNG07EK68C.  NASA/GSFC proposes to enter into a contract modification with GATS Inc., of Newport News, Virginia.
NASA/GSFC intends to issue a sole-source Request for Proposal (RFP) to GATS.  The estimated period of performance of this cost-plus-fee (CPF) contract extension will be for 2-years from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
The procurement provides for GATS to continue to carry out Payload Operations, Science Data Processing and the Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energy Dynamics (TIMED) spacecraft. GATS has been performing payload operations, science data processing, data management and systems administration functions very successfully and this extension will continue the ongoing effort for a period of two years, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
GATS is the only organization currently qualified to perform the subject requirements for the following reasons:	The selected Co-Investigator and his company, GATS, have had extensive experience in radiative transfer methods and spaceflight instruments.  GATS invented a radiative transfer method which was used to simulate LIMS observations in seconds with nearly the accuracy of line-by-line calculations and wrote the level 1 and level 2 LIMS processing systems. The LIMS algorithms became the basis for the CLAES processing system on the URAS. Following LIMS and CLAES, the GATS team supplied the same functions for the HALOE instrument.
The success of the LIMS data processing and the EGA and LIMTRAN RTA codes, which were developed and copyrighted by GATS, were the key to the credibility of the SABER proposal and instrumental in the SABER feasibility studies included in the proposal for TIMED. GATS helped establish the SABER design and test requirements and monitored and analyzed the testing. GATS used EGA and LIMTRAN to create an advanced non-LTE model that is used in SABER processing. The EGA speed is what makes possible SABER processing with a full, rigorous non-LTE model. GATS solved and implemented key corrections to the SABER calibration, such as offaxis response using lunar scans. GATS diagnosed and directed a correction for detector memory effects using statistical fitting to derive correct coefficients. GATS developed and maintains the operational SABER processing system consisting of some 50 nodes in a cooled environment. No other contractor has the knowledge, skill and expertise to fulfill the task required by the SABER instrument.  The TIMED satellite procurement and instrument compliment was initiated by Announcement of Opportunity (AO) 92-OSSA-1 dated April 21, 1993, entitled, Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) Mission.	 On June 30, 1993, Wesley T. Huntress, Jr., Associate Administrator for Space Science of NASA Headquarters selected Dr. James Russell of NASA/Langley Research Center, which included Dr. Larry L. Gordley, Co-Investigator at G&A Technical Software, Incorporated (GATS), who was named in the selection letter.  This effort requires the detailed understanding of the instrument and all related software.  Since no other organization was involved with these activities on an in-depth level, no other organization currently has the knowledge and experience to perform the requirement. Statutory authority for this procurement is 10 U.S.C. 304(c)(1)--Only One Responsible Source.  However, organizations who believe they can provide these services without any detrimental impact to the program schedules supported by this work should fully identify their interest and capabilities within 15 days after publication of this synopsis. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on December 9, 2015.  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.  All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.
The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.	See Note 26.  An Ombudsman has been appointed.  See NASA Specific Note "B".  Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

R--Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published October 7, 2016
Notice Type: Presolicitation
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 5 Contracting Office intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Region 6 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) IV. The solicitation number for this acquisition will be SOL-R5-16-00006, and the anticipated release date November of 2016.
The primary performance of work will be conducted within Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX); however, contractors may need to respond to unforeseen national responses and be able to perform outside the region. In times of national response, the additional areas of response may include: Region 1( CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT), Region 2 (NY, NJ, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands), Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV), Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN), Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI);  Region 7 (IA, KS, MO and NE), Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY), Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, and Guam), and Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, and WA). The contractor must be able to maintain a 24-hour, seven days a week, year-round response capability to the EPA's need within the region as well as outside the region on a backup regional, cross regional, national, and international response.
These services shall be performed in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (also known as CERCLA or Superfund) as amended, the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and other environmental statues. The contractor shall provide services to support response and site assessment activities related to the release or threat of release of oil, petroleum products, hazardous substances, weapons of mass destruction or pollutants and contaminants that pose an actual or potential threat to human health and welfare, or to the environment.
This solicitation will be a full and open solicitation under NAICS Code of 541620.
541620 Environmental Consulting Services: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on environmental issues, such as the control of environmental contamination from pollutants, toxic substances, and hazardous materials. These establishments identify problems (e.g., inspect buildings for hazardous materials), measure and evaluate risks, and recommend solutions. They employ a multidisciplined staff of scientists, engineers, and other technicians with expertise in areas, such as air and water quality, asbestos contamination, remediation, and environmental law. Establishments providing sanitation or site remediation consulting services are included in this industry.
The purpose of this announcement is to notify potential offerors of EPA's forthcoming requirement. This notice, the RFP, amendments and other information related to this future procurement will be posted at
No response to this synopsis is required. However, if you do have questions please send inquiries regarding this procurement via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Sara King at and the Contracting Officer, Thomas Harrison at Questions may not be answered until the full solicitation is released.  At this time no telephone calls are requested.