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Notices for September 8-14, 2014

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SOL: AG-3151-S-14-0069
DUE: 091714
POC: MeChelle Dickey, Contracting Officer, mechelle.dickey@wdc.usda.gov; Shawn R. Hedgspeth, Contracting Officer, Shawn.hedgspeth@wdc.usda.gov.
NAICS: THIS REQUIREMENT IS SET ASIDE AS 100% SMALL BUSINESS. The objective of this contract is to acquire on an IDIQ basis services necessary to comply with the provisions under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the preparation of NEPA documents, which include the draft and final environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, Administrative Record, Notice of Intent, Notice of Availability, Comment Response and Analysis, Records of Decision and Findings of No Significant Impact, and other related documents supporting environmental compliance of the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Services Agency, and other Agencies as approved by the Contracting Officer. SBA Size Standard $14,000,000. Any questions concerning this RFP shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer via email to Mechelle.Dickey@wdc.usda.gov and Shawn.hedgspeth@wdc.usda.gov by 12:00 pm ET, September 15, 2014. No other correspondence will be accepted. PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 12 PM ET.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=2e45d6bf059c6df54e6f1713b8621d62&tab=core&_cview=1
Posted: 09/10/14
SPONSOR: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Acquisition Management Division, Contracts Operations Branch, 1280 Maryland Avenue, SW, Portals Bldg., Room 508A, Washington, DC 20250-0567
PUBLICATION DATE: September 12, 2014

SOL: W912ES-14-T-0112
DUE: 091914
POC: Jesse Onkka, Jesse.L.Onkka@usace.army.mil, 651-290-5444; Kevin P. Henricks, kevin.p.henricks@usace.army.mil, 651-290-5414.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA37/W912ES-14-T-0112/listing.html
NAICS: 541380. McMillan Island Collection and Analysis of Surface and Groundwater Samples: TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers requires the services of a Contractor to collect groundwater and surface samples for metals, pesticides, PCBs, and some other basic parameters at a dredged material placement site near Guttenberg, Iowa. The project will be completed in 3 phases. Phase 1 involves the collection of pre-project samples (background water and groundwater samples), phase 2 involves the collection of project samples (samples collected while material is being placed in the placement site), and phase 3 involves the collection of post project samples (after material placement is completed). The sample collection network will consist of 1 residential well and 2 surface water sites. The project location is in Clayton County near Guttenberg, Iowa. At each site the contractor shall be responsible for the collection and analysis of water and groundwater samples as described in the scope of work and the sampling protocol. The contractor shall also conduct in situ monitoring of water level, temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), and turbidity at each site. The project will begin in fall 2014, and phase 2 of the project will be completed by late 2015. Phase 3 may extend into the spring 2016 to complete the post project data collection. The monitoring objective is to characterize the groundwater in the surrounding residential wells and surface water conditions before, during, and after project operations, monitor the range of impact of the dredging operation using specific conductance as a tracer, and ensure that residential well water quality meets State and Federal water quality criteria after the project is completed. Analytical methods were selected on the basis of ability to detect potential contaminants at low levels. The low level data is required to determine the effects of the project. Data collected will be used to assess the effects of this and future dredged material placement on the surrounding groundwater and surface water quality. RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e9129b12d4584d558df16e54fcb192e2&tab=core&_cview=1
Posted: 09/11/14
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, St. Paul.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2014

SOL: SP450015R0001
DUE: 100814
POC: Kathy Smalley, Contract Specialist, 269-961-4073, Fax: 269-961-4417, kathy.smalley@dla.mil; Daniel Schuemann, Contracting Officer, daniel.schuemann@dla.mil, 269-961-5238, Fax: 269-961-4417.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DLA/J3/DRMS/SP450015R0001/listing.html
NAICS: 562211. A sources sought is a market research tool being used to determine availability and adequacy of potential business sources prior to determining the method of acquisition. The intent of this sources sought synopsis is to identify qualified 8(a) business or service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns and other small businesses for a Firm-Fixed-Price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for RCRA Hazardous, State-Regulated, PCBs, CGCs and Non-Hazardous Waste Transportation and Disposal under the DLA Disposition Services Japan PCBs. The scope of work requires the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCB-contaminated, and non-PCB material arriving through various Ports of Entry, civilian or military, into the continental United States. These shipments are defined as the return of equipment, with and without liquids, that may be U.S. or foreign manufactured, used by the military, and is being returned from overseas U.S. military locations for disposal. Upon review of industry response to this Sources Sought Synopsis, the Government will determine whether a further set-aside acquisition in lieu of a small-business-only set-aside is in the Government's best interest. The Government intends to solicit and award a Firm-Fixed Priced IDIQ Services Contract. The NAICS Code is 562211. The duration of the contract is anticipated to be for one 18-month base period from the date of an initial contract award and will include two 18-month options. A response to this sources sought synopsis will not be considered an adequate response to any forthcoming solicitation announcement. A response to this sources sought synopsis will not result in your firm's name being added to a plan holder's list to receive a copy of a solicitation. There is no solicitation available at this time. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested small businesses firms matching the categories referenced above must submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than 3 pages in length, single-spaced, 12-point font minimum) demonstrating ability to perform the requested services. This documentation shall address, as a minimum, the following: (1) Company Profile to include number of employees, office location(s), DUNS number and or Cage Code and statement identifying small business category and current status of the small business classification. (2) Relevant Experience within the last five years, including any contract number, and Government/Agency or firm point of contact (POC) and current telephone number for the POC. Also, identify if you were a subcontractor and the work you actually performed as the subcontractor. Company sales brochures or marketing packages will not be considered. THE SUBMITTAL PACKAGE MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. ET ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014. Electronic submissions of the Statement of Capabilities Packages can be sent electronically to kathy.smalley@dla.mil. Late responses will not be accepted. The Government WILL NOT provide a debriefing on the results of the survey. All information submitted will be held in a confidential manner and will only be used for the purpose intended.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a656032e7d87330d0b83b9d23ffc51da&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/08/14
SPONSOR: Defense Logistics Agency, Federal Center, 74 Washington Avenue North, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037-3092
PUBLICATION DATE: September 10, 2014

SOL: DE-SOL-0006499
POC: William B. Hensley, Contracting Officer, 513-246-0061, Bill.hensley@emcbc.doe.gov; Chris Lockhart, Contract Specialist, 513-744-0996, Christopher.lockhart@emcbc.doe.gov.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOE/PAM/HQ/DE-SOL-0006499/listing.html
NAICS: 562211. Within 30 to 60 days from September 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) anticipates issuing RFP DE-SOL-0006499 to obtain services to receive, handle, and treat Low Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed Low Level Waste (MLLW). These wastes may also include liquid and solid TSCA-regulated waste e.g., PCBs, asbestos, etc. Also, DOE seeks under this requirement services such as Treatment Storage Disposal Facility (TSDF) Authorized Release for Directed Disposal, including Bulk Survey for Release (BSFR), Restricted and Unrestricted Recycling/Reuse, Low Activity Waste (LAW) Services, Ancillary Services, and support in establishing authorized release limits. A dedicated webpage has been established for this procurement. All news/announcements, documents, including the RFP, questions/answers, and related links will be posted to www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/llwmllwtreatment. The RFP will also be posted on https://www.fedconnect.net. The contract award resulting from the RFP is expected to be made in or around the 2nd quarter of fiscal year 2015. It is DOE's intent to issue one or more Basic Ordering Agreements as a result of this RFP to firms whose proposals are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the solicitation and meet all the technical acceptability criteria listed in Section M. THIS RFP WILL BE ISSUED ON A FULL-AND-OPEN, UNRESTRICTED BASIS. The NAICS code for this effort is 562211, Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, Size Standard $35.5 Million (annual receipts).
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=738ec8b18d082dbf6c7bb3252672619d&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/10/14
SPONSOR: Department of Energy, EM Consolidated Business Center, 250 E. 5th Street, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202
PUBLICATION DATE: September 12, 2014

SOL: DE-SOL-0007097
POC: Lori Sehlhorst, Contracting Officer, lori.sehlhorst@emcbc.doe.gov, 513-744-0989; Jodi Gordon, Contract Specialist, jodi.gordon@emcbc.doe.gov, 513-744-0977.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOE/PAM/HQ/DE-SOL-0007097/listing.html
NAICS: 562910. WITHIN 15 TO 45 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) anticipates the issuance of Draft RFP DE-SOL-0007097 to safely accomplish as much of the remaining DOE Office of Environmental Management's (EM) cleanup mission at the Idaho Site as possible within available funding while meeting regulatory and legal requirements. The work will be performed at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, ID. DOE intends to conduct a presolicitation conference, site tour and industry one-on-one sessions for this procurement. Interested parties are encouraged to review the Draft RFP prior to the presolicitation conference, site tour, and industry one-on-one sessions. At this time, DOE has tentatively scheduled these activities to be held the week of October 6th, 2014. Interested parties should continue to monitor the ICP Core Procurement website for specific details at https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/ICPCORE/. The ICP-Core post-FY15 EM mission work encompasses ongoing Advanced Waste Treatment Project and ICP work scopes that must continue into the future: stabilizing and dispositioning spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste; dispositioning transuranic waste; retrieving target buried waste; closing the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) tank farm; maintaining CERCLA remedial actions; and operating and maintaining the INTEC and the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) facility infrastructure. DOE requires a Contractor to perform the following services under this acquisition including (but not limited to): **Facility Infrastructure: This only includes INTEC and RWMC facility infrastructure. DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy is the Program Secretarial Office at Idaho and manages site-wide infrastructure. **Environmental Activities: This includes the environmental compliance Federal Facilities Compliance Act Site Treatment Plan, RCRA, CERCLA, and Idaho Site Agreement activities principally at INTEC and RWMC; the Test Area North groundwater remediation; new CERCLA site remediation; site-wide stewardship; Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility transition operations; and the INTEC Tank Farm closure. **Waste Management: This includes Contact Handled-TRU waste management; Remote Handled-TRU waste management; mixed low-level waste/low-level waste activities/disposition; exhumed buried waste characterization and shipment; treatment and disposal of excess radioactive and hazardous materials (including sodium contaminated waste); and disposition of newly generated waste as needed. **Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF): This includes SNF transfers [Experimental Breeder Reactor and Advanced Test Reactor fuels], Facility Surveillance and Maintenance, and SNF Receipt and Storage. Note that the Draft RFP also includes options to acquire additional scope elements as separately priced line items under this Contract. When deciding whether to exercise the option(s), DOE may consider the quality of the Contractor's performance under this Contract, if sufficient funding is available, and whether the exercise of the option is the most advantageous method of fulfilling the Government's need, price and other factors considered. Interested parties are encouraged to review the Draft RFP and provide suggestions, comments, questions, and changes in writing to lori.sehlhorst@emcbc.doe.gov and jodi.gordon@emcbc.doe.gov. DOE will not respond to or post on the procurement website any oral or written questions or comments pertaining to the Draft RFP; however, DOE will respond to and post questions and answers on the Final RFP after its release. A dedicated webpage has been established for this procurement. All news/announcements, documents (including the Draft and Final RFP), questions/answers, pre-solicitation conference information, and related links will be posted to https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/ICPCORE/. The Draft and Final RFP will also be posted on https://www.fedconnect.net. DOE personnel may contact responding firms to clarify comments, proposed changes, questions, and other matters as necessary. This Draft RFP is NOT a formal request for proposals. Proposals are NOT being requested in response to the Draft RFP and will NOT be evaluated. In developing the Final RFP, DOE will consider all comments, proposed changes, and questions received. DOE tentatively anticipates issuance of the Final RFP, for which proposals will be requested, late in the first quarter of Government fiscal year 2015. No additional synopsis will be released prior to issuing the Final RFP. The contract award resulting from the Final RFP is expected to be in or about the 1st quarter of Government fiscal year 2016. The Government anticipates awarding a Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) contract that includes a hybrid fee structure for both CPIF and milestone fee. The expected base period of performance is five years. THIS PROCUREMENT WILL BE 100% FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION. The NAICS code for this effort is 562910 with a size standard of 500 employees. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item or service using FAR Part 12.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7c38d6e4d51af02569857f7b21a73fef&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/09/14
SPONSOR: Department of Energy, EM Consolidated Business Center, 250 E. 5th Street, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202
PUBLICATION DATE: September 11, 2014

SOL: W52P1J14R0170
POC: Brandon McKinnis, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island, Chemical Demilitarization Division, Rock Island, IL,309-782-7763, brandon.e.mckinnis.civ@mail.mil.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/141a66251e46cafb7cc6dcced8de028f
NAICS: 541990. The Department of Defense (DOD) has tasked the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) team to look at ways to "bridge the destruction gap" between the time that the Chemical Materials Activity's facilities complete their mission in the 2012 timeframe and the start of Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) operations in late 2014. As part of that challenge, ACWA is also looking at ways to ensure that there is no break in destruction operations between the completion of PCAPP's mission in 2017 and the start of Blue Grass operations in 2018. ACWA plans to use a commercial Explosive Destruction Technology (EDT), which uses explosive charges or heat to destroy chemical weapons, to destroy the 538 permitted ("over packed" or "leaker") munitions, selected energetic material, and any other munitions that prove difficult to process during plant operations. To bridge the destruction gap, ACWA has requested the support of the Chemical Materiels Activity (CMA) and their Explosive Destruction System (EDS). Under this plan, a CMA/PCD mission--separate from PCAPP--will use the EDS beginning in 2014 to destroy the 538 permitted munitions and miscellaneous items. After completion of this first phase of destruction activities, three additional destruction operations will occur. These distinct operations will be separated by periods of non-operational activity that will require the contractor to update documents and ensure timely closure of the site. To continue this support for July 2015 through July 2019, solicitation W52P1J-14-R-0170 will be issued containing the following objectives: *Project Management and Program Support. *Integration Support. *Logistics Support. *Engineering Services. *Operations Support. *Environmental Support. *Safety Support. *Interim and Final Closure Reporting. THE SOLICITATION IS ANTICIPATED TO BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 via the Government-wide Point of Entry (GPE); no further notice will be provided by the government on its issuance. The anticipated proposal preparation period for this solicitation will be forty-five (45) days from the solicitation issuance date. All comments and/or questions regarding the solicitation shall be submitted within seven (7) working days from the solicitation issuance date, as delineated in the solicitation. The government will provide answers within five (5) working days to any industry's comments and/or questions and/or amendments to the solicitation via the same electronic means. A pre-proposal conference is currently not planned.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=141a66251e46cafb7cc6dcced8de028f&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/08/14
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - Rock Island (ACC-RI), ATTN: AMSAS-AC, Rock Island, IL 61299-6500
PUBLICATION DATE: September 10, 2014

SOL: W912HQ14S0027
POC: Jonathan J. Current, 703-428-6551, jonathan.j.current@usace.army.mil.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA72/W912HQ14S0027/listing.html
NAICS: 541712. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to award a sole source contract to the University of Maryland for a period of four years. This will be a cost contract to provide further research work under project number ER-2135, entitled "Application of Biofilm-Covered Activated Carbon Particles as a Microbial Inoculum Delivery System for Enhanced Bioaugmentation of PCBs in Contaminated Sediment." These services are expected to further understand research that was originally contracted through Goucher College under contract W912HQ-11-C-0057. The objective of the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Statement of Need (SON) was to develop innovative technologies for in situ remediation of contaminated aquatic sediments. Research proposals were sought that addressed issues such as (1) ability to achieve contaminant degradation or sequestration; (2) bioavailability of sequestered contaminants; (3) amendment placement, distribution, and stability; and (4) long-term effectiveness of amendment or active cap. Under this SON, Goucher College was selected and awarded for funding under contract W912HQ-11-C-0057. In the initial year of the study at Goucher College, they conducted a proof-of-concept study where biofilm inoculum on activated carbon particles was applied as a delivery system for contaminated sediment with high total PCB concentrations. The results showed that bioaugmentation with the biofilm inoculums enhanced the PCB dechlorination compared to liquid inoculums and that the biofilm bacteria survived in the sediment environment and remained active throughout the 200-day experiment. The continued research will expand on these initial results by testing the application of dechlorinating bacterial biofilms on sorptive materials for treating sediments. Furthermore, the goal is to demonstrate that the observed mass loss that was observed at higher PCB concentrations also will occur when the initial PCB concentrations are much lower, as is the case for weathered PCB contaminated sediment. This will be tested by applying biofilm inoculums associated with activated carbon as a delivery system. Development and testing of a delivery system that will build upon the positive results from the biofilm based inoculums on activated carbon, developed under the initial year, will be performed. Specifically, delivery systems that apply biofilm on Fe-impregnated activated carbon particles as well as activated carbon covered with anaerobic and aerobic PCB-degrading bacteria in biofilm will be evaluated to further enhance the bioaugmentation of recalcitrant PCBs in weathered sediment. This addresses the need to develop innovative in situ technologies to remediate contaminated aquatic sediments. The results produced from this research will assist in the development of the next generation of contaminated sediment management tools, resulting in more efficient reduction of risks at lower costs.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bab8c6cfd03f4c2ad4628cf12b83c64f&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/10/14
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE HEC, Ft. Belvoir, ATTN: CEHEC-CT, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860
PUBLICATION DATE: September 12, 2014

POC: William Yates, yates.william@epa.gov.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/6f867c9fe531563291a7d2f66d09f1a9
NAICS: 541712. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to execute an extension of the contract, entitled "Research Laboratory Support for APPCD and DCMD" for a six month period. These services are currently provided by ARCADIS under contract EP-C-09-027, which expires on September 30, 2014. The authority for this action is 41 U.S.C. 253(c), FAR cite 6.302.1, "Only One Responsible Source." This action is taken as a result of the unforeseen implementation of the sequestrations and government shutdown and the impact on the acquisition process for the recompete of this contract. As such, it is necessary to execute the JOFOC in order to extend the period of performance. Services to be provided include provides support primarily in the areas of technology and information transfer. This contract provides services which include quality assurance and quality control activities for laboratory and field operations; the design and operation of laboratory, pilot-scale air pollution control and prevention devices; the collection and analysis of air pollution samples in order to characterize emissions from laboratory-based stationary and mobile source facilities; the performance of laboratory studies to investigate technologies to be used from decontamination or disposal of materials that are contaminated with biological, chemical, radiological or foreign animal disease agents; the maintenance of research facilities and property; the performance of technical sampling and process monitoring services; analytical chemistry; conducting field tests off-site to measures emissions sources and to research air pollution prevention, control, decontamination and consequence management approaches.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=6f867c9fe531563291a7d2f66d09f1a9&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/11/14
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, EPA/Ohio, Cincinnati, OH 45268
PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2014

SOL: G14PS00762
POC: J. Riccomini, Contract Specialist, (916) 278-9347, jriccomini@usgs.gov.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/USGS/USGS/G14PS00762/listing.html
NAICS: 541990. HELIS-UNIV of Bremen, Germany: The United States Geological Survey, Sacramento Office of Acquisition and Grants, Sacramento, CA intends to make a non-competitive award to the University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics, in Bremen, Germany for the analysis of low level tritium and selected dissolved noble gases (concentration and isotopic composition of helium and neon) in water for determination of groundwater age (time since recharge). The University of Bremen laboratory has unique qualification is their ability to deliver the required low-level tritium analysis, having a reporting level less than 0.03 tritium units, and associated noble-gas data needed for tritium/helium-3 age dating of groundwater within the timeframe required for the project. The Government intends to award this requirement noncompetitively in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b)(1) and the procedures of FAR Part 12, entitled, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Other interested concerns having the ability to furnish this product shall submit a capabilities statement to the Contract Specialist no later than the closing date of this announcement. All submissions will be evaluated to determine if competitive opportunities exist. All responses must be in writing by facsimile or by email to the Contract Specialist at (916) 278-9347 or by email to jriccomini@usgs.gov.
NAICS: 541990. This is a sole source notice published for informational purposes only and is not a request for proposal. Therefore, no solicitation documents exist for this requirement.
CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e4448cad418868b74460a96857baec3c&tab=core&_cview=0
Posted: 09/11/14
SPONSOR: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, CSUS 3020 State University Drive East, Sacramento, CA 95819-6027
PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2014