The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has a requirement for a qualified Contractor to provide Local Guard Services at the U.S. Embassy Australia. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia requires a secure environment to conduct their mission. The Contractor shall provide the organizational structure, management, and qualified staff at levels adequate to meet or exceed the requirement contained in the Performance Work Statement. The Contractor shall be required to provide services in a manner that prevent loss or injury to U.S. personnel, dependents, property; destruction of assets; to prevent unauthorized access; and deter potential terrorist attacks. Anticipated period of performance is one base year and four one-year options (to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Government).
All contracted personnel, regardless of nationality, will be required to pass a background investigation conducted by the Contractor and a separate background investigation conducted by the U.S. Government to certify their suitability for employment under this contract.
The Government plans to post the solicitation in early April 2015. No paper copies will be mailed. The approximate acquisition schedule is as follows: The synopsis will be posted for approximately fifteen (15) days. Once the solicitation announcement closes on FedBizOpps, the offerors will have approximately forty-five (45) days to submit proposals. All dates are subject to change. Offerors will be notified.
A site visit will be scheduled approximately fourteen (14) days after the solicitation opens, at the U.S. Missions in Australia. A firm date will be announced at the time the solicitation is posted. Offerors are responsible for entry visa, all travel arrangements, local transportation, and accommodations in Australia. Due to space limitations, only two (2) representatives from each firm will be allowed for the site visit.
Offerors are requested to provide notice of their interest in the solicitation (i.e., name of representative, name of firm, address) to Shayani Mukherjee at firstname.lastname@example.org. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
In accordance with 22 U.S.C. § 4864, the Government will give preference to offerors qualifying as U.S. persons or U.S. Joint Venture Persons. The contract will be awarded to the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price.