Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) Update
Notices for November 25-December 1, 2013
This update contains summaries of procurement notices issued between November 25-December 1, 2013 that pertain to hazardous waste, investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination, and related environmental topics. However, it does not necessarily contain EVERY notice on these topics.
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F--REMOVAL AND RECYCLING OF ALKALINE BATTERIES (COMBINE)
POC: Pat Phelps, (208)387-5717, email@example.com.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/BLM/NCR/L14PS00026/listing.html
NAICS: 562910. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), has a requirement to establish a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the removal and recycling of spent alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, D, 6V, 7.5V, and 9V), estimated 12,000 to 14,000 pounds yearly. No NiCad or lithium batteries shall be included. Batteries shall be recycled at an EPA/State licensed/certified alkaline battery recycling facility. The batteries shall be stored in heavy plastic palletized containers with lids. The dimensions of the containers are: 4 ft. X 4 ft. X 2 ft. The containers are located at 3833 S. Development Ave, Boise, ID 83705. The Government shall contact the contractor when 6 to 7 palletized containers filled with spent batteries, approximately 6 to 7 tons, of are ready to be transported to an authorized facility. BLM-NIFC personnel shall load the filled containers onto contractor's vehicle. The contractor shall provide the required personnel and equipment necessary to transport and recycle spent batteries at an EPA/State licensed/certified recycle facility. The contractor shall also provide the following: 1. Transportation of the palletized containers to the recycling facility and return of the empty containers to NIFC. 2. A Site Specific Health and Safety Plan (SSHASP) for the recycling facility. 3. A Final Summary Report which includes: a. Certificate of Recycling from the facility or Confirmation of Reclamation. b. An itemized Invoice. c. Bills of Lading - Freight charges of $100.00 or over are reimbursed only upon proof of prepayment. Please furnish a copy of the paid freight bill with your invoice for freight charges exceeding $100. The amounts provided are only estimated and the Government is obligated only to the extent of authorized purchases made under the BPA. A list of individuals authorized to purchase under the BPA shall be provided with the BPA award document. Please provide the following information with your quote: Documentation of the closest, most cost effective, licensed alkaline battery recycling facility the contractor plans to use. Pricing per ton for recycling services. Estimated transportation from NIFC to recycling facility. Estimated transportation for the return of empty containers from recycling facility to NIFC. OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 4, 2013, 1400 MT. Please contact Pat Phelps, (208) 387-5717, with any questions.
SPONSOR: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Centers Region, National Interagency Fire Center (FA250), 3833 S. Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705
PUBLICATION DATE: November 27, 2013
Y--ENVIRONMENTAL DREDGING AND DREDGED MATERIAL HANDLING OF DENSE NON-AQUEOUS PHASE LIQUID (DNAPL) CREOSOTE CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS AT THE ATLANTIC WOOD INDUSTRIES SUPERFUND SITE, VIRGINIA. (SRCSGT)
POC: Veronica McGuire, 757-201-7366, Fax: 757-201-7183, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA65/W91236-14-R-0006/listing.html
NAICS: 562910. USACE Norfolk District is seeking interested firms capable of performing environmental dredging and dredged material handling of dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) creosote contaminated sediments at the Atlantic Wood Industries Superfund Site located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia. Approximately 330,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments are anticipated to be mechanically dredged, amended with Portland cement, and consolidated in two on-site designated containment areas. The designated containment areas are behind the recently constructed Offshore Sheet Pile Containment Wall at the dredging site and an upland containment area which is located approximately 0.5 miles west of the dredging site. Other activities associated with this project include approximately 425,000 vertical linear feet of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) installation, geotechnical engineering instrumentation installation, underwater debris removal, and site grading. The project is expected to be completed in phases and contract duration is estimated to be three years. The magnitude of construction is estimated to be between $25M to $100M. All qualified firms are encouraged to respond by submitting Attachment A, which is posted at https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/synopsis_attach_viewer.cfm?psolicitationnbr=W91236-14-R-0006&
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Norfolk, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
PUBLICATION DATE: November 28, 2013
F--REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (SERAS CONTRACT MARKET RESEARCH) (SRCSGT)
POC: Michael Barton, email@example.com.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/HQ/SOL-HQ-14-00004/listing.html
NAICS: 541620. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to conduct market research and gather information from industry on its approach in providing technical assistance to EPA's Environmental Response Team (ERT). This RFI is solely for informational planning and market research purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation for Bids (IFB), Request for Quotations (RFQ), or an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire services. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this RFI are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract nor do they affect a potential offeror's ability to respond to any future synopsis/solicitation. The U.S. Government reserves the right to determine how it should proceed in a future procurement as a result of this notice. Furthermore, those who respond to this RFI should not anticipate feedback with regard to this process. All data gathered shall remain the property of EPA. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the responding party's expense. The DRAFT Performance Work Statement and list of questions for response to the Contract and Program Office can be located through the search interface at https://www.fedconnect.net/. INDUSTRY HAS UNTIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, AT 3:00 PM EST TO REPLY TO THE POSTED QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK. NOTE: RFI may be updated via a Modification so be sure and check site regularly as updates may happen wthout notice. Industry answers to questions will be re-posted within 10 business days for public viewing. Please do not try to contact via phone concerning this RFI.
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, EPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code: 3805R, Washington, DC 20460
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2013
R--LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SERVICES (COMBINE)
POC: Jennifer Garger, Contract Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/HQ/RFQ-DC-14-00018/listing.html
NAICS: 813920. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is RFQ-DC-14-00018 and is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ), in conjunction with FAR 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions are those in effect through FAC 2005-70. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 813920. This procurement is being conducted as a full and open competition. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has a requirement for a vendor to provide laboratory accreditation services for the ISO/IEC 17025 standard accreditation of all three (3) OPP Laboratories, in compliance with EPA laboratory policy. The work performed by the contractor shall consist of tasks and services necessary for the OPP laboratories to achieve accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. For each of the three OPP laboratories, the contractor will be the accreditation body and shall: - Develop an individual laboratory accreditation plan and propose assessment team members for each laboratory. - Conduct the accreditation assessment for each laboratory - Prepare and submit a final written report addressing the results of each laboratory's assessment. - Review and respond to each laboratory's responses and corrective actions to the findings in the assess ment report. - Grant accreditation. - Be responsible for performing all accreditation body activities necessary to maintain each laboratory's accreditation. Provide, during the accreditation cycle, review and assessment plans, document reviews, on-site assessments, report preparation, and all other activities that are required by the accreditation bodys accreditation cycle. For more detailed information about this requirement please refer to the Statement of Work (SOW) and Evaluation Factors, which are accessible at http://www.epa.gov/oamhpod1/oppts_grp/14jg001/index.htm. EPA anticipates awarding a firm fixed-price purchase order. The period of performance will be from the date of award to completion of the final accreditation cycle. While the accreditation cycle length and requirements will be defined by the accreditation bodys policies and procedures, a two year cycle length has been used for planning this effort. Basis for Award: Quotes submitted in response to this RFQ will be evaluated on a lowest evaluated price/technically acceptable basis. The evaluation factors are provided at the link listed above. [See the notice at FBO.gov for the list of FAR provisions and requirements.] Offerors shall submit a firm-fixed-price quote in response to the SOW. Partial quotes will not be accepted for this requirement. In addition, the FAR 52.212-3 representations and certifications MUST be submitted if they are not already completed and available online at sam.gov. QUOTES SHALL BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. EST ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013, via e-mail in Word or Adobe to Jennifer Garger, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com. Vendors are encouraged to direct any questions to the Jennifer Garger, Contracting Specialist, via e-mail.
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code: 3805R, Washington, DC 20460
PUBLICATION DATE: November 27, 2013
MMRP SIERRA HONEY LAKE (COMBINE)
POC: Ronda English, Contract Specialist, Ronda.English@usace.army.mil, 916-557-7240.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA05/W91238-14-Q-0006/listing.html
NAICS: 562910. This is a support service for the military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) and the purpose of this project is to provide services necessary for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Disctrict, to conduct a Pilot Study utilizing advanced electromagnetic, single-axis, multiple-receiver mapping system capable of reliably detecting 20mm munitions to depths of one foot below ground surface within selected areas of the former Honey Lake Demolition Range-Dry Lake area. The dynamically collected data will also be used for purposes of classifying buried metallic items. See the attachment to the notice at FBO.gov for the full solicitation. RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 17, 2013, 10:00 AM PACIFIC TIME.
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Sacramento, 1325 J. Street, Sacramento, California 95814
PUBLICATION DATE: November 28, 2013
99--SOURCES SOUGHT FOR MUNITIONS AND EXPLOSIVE OF CONCERN (MEC) RESPONSE ACTION, FORMER WAIKOLOA MANEUVER AREA AND HONOLULU DISTRICT (POH) AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (AOR), U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, HONOLULU DISTRICT (SRCSGT)
POC: Dayna N. Matsumura, (808) 835-4379, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA83/W9128A-14-Z-0004/listing.html
NAICS: 562910. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE and is for informational purposes only. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, QUOTATIONS OR BIDS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, requests letters of interest from small business, 8(a), service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), veteran owned small business (VOSB), hubzone, and/or women owned contractors interested in providing services under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) service contract for munitions & explosives of concern (MEC) response actions, Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area (WMA) and Honolulu District (POH) Area of Responsibility (AOR) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District. The program capacity will be $95,000,000.00 for Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ) over a five year period. Task order values for the IDIQ may range from $25,000 to $10,000,000. The anticipated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this program is 562910 (Environmental Remediation Services), with a size standard of 500 employees. Firms will be required to perform fifty-one percent of the service under this contract. The IDIQ service contract includes: to safely locate, identify, recover, evaluate, manage and make final disposition of MEC at the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) Waikoloa Maneuver Area, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. This acquisition encourages integrated approaches to perform MEC responses including analog and digital (geophysical mapping, geographic information system (GIS) management and recording, anomaly discrimination, time-critical and non-time critical removal actions, emergency removal responses, clean-up of range residue, disposal, and management of MEC or other constituents related to MEC. The work shall be a manner consistent with the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board requirements, the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Contingency Plan (NCP), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and compliance with other applicable laws and regulations. Each task order under this contract will provide a specific SOW describing the work required and may include but not limited to: conducting appropriate field surveys; site visits, and interviews with knowledgeable persons; preparation of required safety and health plans; site assessment reports, and site characterization reports; conducting site monitoring and execution of suitable cleanup activities; terrestrial or underwater surveys; innovative technology applications; chemical laboratory analysis; and disposal of MEC. A primary emphasis will be placed on assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The work may involve but not limited to: working with other contractors during hazardous/toxic wastes investigations/remediation projects; archaeological studies / monitoring; flora and fauna studies; geo-technical studies; emergency response plans; public evacuation/safety plans and execution; public coordination; and other environmental and/or engineering studies. MEC response actions task orders may include, but not be limited to: analog and digital surveys for geophysical mapping, maintaining and updating GIS system; anomaly discrimination; time-critical cleanup of range residue; sampling and testing of soils and water for MEC constituents; safe execution of the destruction and/or removal; and disposal of and management of MEC and MD, or other constituents related to MEC. The Contractor shall perform his work in accordance with the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) requirement; the Defense Environmental Restoration Program/Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP/FUDS); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and its amendments (CERCLA); Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP); and other applicable laws and regulations including Occupation Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). The IDIQ disciplines will include, but not be limited to the following: Principal Investigator/Program Manager; Field Operations Manager/Senior Project Manager; Project Manager; Quality Control Manager; UXO Quality Control Specialist (UXO Tech III); Senior UXO Supervisor (SUXOS); Safety Manager/Certified Industrial Hygienist; UXO Safety Officer; Industrial Hygienist; Safety Specialist; Geographical Information Systems Manager; GIS Specialist/Technician; Procurement Contracts Manager; Archaeologist; Field Office/Admin Assistant; Computer Programmer/Software Engineer; Emergency Medical Tech; Security Guard; Geologist; Geophysical Instrument Operator; Site Geophysicist; Geophysicist; Blaster (licensed); UXO Tech I; UXO Tech II; UXO Tech III; Laborer; Mechanic; Heavy Equipment Operator; Surveyor; Surveyor Aide; Truck Driver; Staff Scientist; Senior Engineer; Staff Engineer; Air Quality Specialist; Chemist; Environmental Specialist; Noise Quality Specialist; Hazardous Waste Specialist; Water Quality Specialist; Community/Cultural Liaison; Drafter/Illustrator; Word Processor/Typist. If your firm is interested and capable of performing the work identified above, please provide a response to this sources sought. Interested prime contractors should submit the following: a. Declaration that your firm will submit a proposal for this project should it be formally advertised. b. CAGE Code and DUNS number and expiration date in SAM.GOV. c. Size of firm (large or small), to include category of Small Business, if applicable, such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc. d. Statement of Capability (SOC) stating your firm's skills, experience, past performance, and knowledge required to perform this work. Your firm shall identify whether any work stated in the SOC was completed independently as the prime contractor or affiliated with another contractor (joint venture or subcontracted). For each project listed in the SOC, please provide a title, total contract amount, location, and project description. Limit your past performance information to three (3) projects. e. Responses shall be no longer than four (4) pages in length. Should your firm not include elements listed above, it will not be considered an adequate response. EMAIL RESPONSES ARE REQUIRED. RESPONSES ARE TO BE SENT NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 27, 2013, 2:00 P.M., HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME, via e-mail to email@example.com. Responses to this sources sought announcement will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. NO SOLICITATION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. It is a market research tool being utilized to determine the availability of potential qualified contractors before determining the method of acquisition. Please note that it is required that your company be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), please see https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM for additional information. Information about CCR can be found by calling 1-888-332-8277 or via the Internet at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/. In addition, this sources sought is not be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for any information solicited or delivered.
SPONSOR: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Honolulu, Building 230, Fort Shafter HI 96858-5440
PUBLICATION DATE: November 27, 2013
BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (BIO-ISR) (SRCSGT)
POC: Julie Loiland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DTRA/DTRA01/J9CXS14001/listing.html
NAICS: 541712. This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE; there is no solicitation available at this time. No response will be provided to requests for solicitation. THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE IS PUBLISHED FOR MARKET RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. DTRA is seeking information on the capability of responders to offer innovative approaches to enhance the capability to detect and localize threats posed by terrorist production of biological agents. Specifically, DTRA seeks sources which can assist the Agency in providing solutions to users for the standoff detection and identification of chemicals used as precursors or in bio-production processes and/or the resulting biological agents. Standoff detection is defined for the purposes of this Request for Information (RFI) as the ability to have a remote operator or sensor system capable of detecting the threat that is not in direct contact with the target agent or chemical compound. Examples would include strictly optical techniques, such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), as well as local reaction/remote detection approaches, such as target-induced chemiluminescence combined with remote optics. The Program is not interested in mobile point detection approaches, such as robotic collection systems, or strictly theoretical concepts. DTRA anticipates the primary challenge to the development of effective technologies will be the capability to demonstrate the necessary area coverage, standoff range, agent/analyte selectivity and sensitivity in the presence of interferents. Sources with experience in developing materials and technologies which have characteristics related to this problem are highly encouraged to respond. Background: The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks to enhance its capability to respond to threats against Armed Forces and U.S. interests posed by biological weapons. The DTRA Bio-ISR program is dedicated to developing tactics and technologies to counter the growing threat of non-state biological laboratories with the potential for initiating bio-terrorism events. Infectious diseases especially can have a range of negative effects on both military operations and global health. Military personnel and civilian support personnel exposed to infectious agents can suffer illness and or death, resulting in degraded mission capability. Such scenarios can impede combat effectiveness, U.S. and Allied forces' morale, and can also increase the logistical burden for diagnosis, treatment, and evacuation. DTRA J9CXSD is issuing this RFI to survey sources that have the capability to assist Agency staff in defining, developing, demonstrating, and transitioning a capability to counter the bio terrorism threat by leveraging innovative concepts and technologies. This RFI is specifically seeking information on sources that can provide the capabilities detailed below to support DTRA. Information gathered in response to this RFI will be used to support the development of a plan for future DTRA investments in counter-WMD technologies. The respondents to this RFI should address the following criteria. Each respondent is highly encouraged to both describe the technical background and their process or approach for each applicable criterion and, if able, cite past or current examples of meeting the criterion. 1.) Ability to detect chemicals related to the production/storage of biological agents or the actual biological agents, such as pathogens, using a detection technique amenable to areal applications, i.e. not a point collection/detection system. 2.) Ability to provide detection at standoff ranges in excess of 100m. 3.) Covert or low-visibility operation of the detection system. 4.) Ability to determine concentration of agent/analyte. 5.) Near real-time operation. 6.) High probability of detection of specific targets with low false alarm rate. 7.) Ability to operate in non-ideal environmental and weather conditions. 8.) Ability to perform testing and evaluation (T&E) of proposed solutions. Initial solutions may not meet all of the desired criteria, but must be able to demonstrate a realistic development path that would provide an operationally viable system. Approaches using chemically reactive materials, nanoparticles or other innovative technologies must be instantiated by sufficient research to be able to support early proof-of-concept system demonstrations and be transitioned to users within 3 years. Responses: Sources having the capability to meet these criteria are invited to respond to this RFI. Responses should be limited to 10 pages, single spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins, describing the source's ability to meet the objectives described in this document. Sources ability to meet the criteria should be supported by a description of the process or approach for each criterion and, if able, past examples of meeting the criterion. Supporting documentation for each area can be "appended" to the 10 page primary response; however, volumes of materials are not encouraged or welcome. Sources interested in this RFI are also asked to use a quad chart as a summary template for initial responses back to the Government. The quad chart should be a single presentation slide divided into four quadrants. A summary of capabilities; a summary of competitive advantages; a figure of merit; and relevant contact information, cost estimates, and estimated period of performance should populate the quad chart. Any proprietary concepts or information should be clearly identified as such. For all RFI responses, an additional, nonproprietary cover page is also requested identifying your company name, technical point of contact, and contact information. Input on technical aspects of the responses may be solicited by DTRA from non-government consultants/experts who are bound by appropriate non-disclosure requirements. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Electronic submissions should use the following subject heading: Biological Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (BIO-ISR) and the RFI Number. These submissions must be properly marked, and sent to the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com for NIPR or firstname.lastname@example.org for SIPR. Responses to the RFI will not be returned and shall become the property of DTRA. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1500 EST ON JANUARY 31, 2014. This is a Sources Sought Synopsis/Request for Information. There is no solicitation available at this time. Requests for Solicitation and inquiries related to same will not receive a response. This RFI is published for market research purposes only, and in no way obligates the Government to issue a solicitation or otherwise make a contract award. Any and all information submitted in response to this synopsis is strictly voluntary. The Government will not pay for any information submitted in response to this RFI and shall become the property of DTRA. The Government makes no future guarantees of a request for proposal release related to the effort. The above technical material responses from companies will be used to inform a strategic plan for future DTRA investments in counter WMD technologies.
SPONSOR: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA Annex, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MSC 6201, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-6201
PUBLICATION DATE: November 28, 2013
R--ON-SITE SUPPORT OF THE TEST AND EVALUATION (T&E) FACILITY IN CINCINNATI (PRESOL)
POC: Mark Cranley, Contracting Officer, 543-487-2351, email@example.com.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/OH/SOL-CI-13-00046/listing.html
NAICS: 541712. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), has a need for a contractor to provide technical support to operate and conduct environmental research, testing, evaluation, development, and demonstration verification studies in support of NRMRL's mission at its various Cincinnati facilities; the Test and Evaluation (T&E) Facility located at 1600 Gest Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, the Center Hill facility in Cincinnati, the Experimental Streams Research Facility in Milford, Ohio, and a small laboratory annex to the main Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC-Cincinnati) building known as the Full-Containment. Research efforts can encompass bench-, pilot- and field scale studies on innovative technologies, as well as larger scale studies when required to field test and demonstrate technologies. Contractor involvement shall range from a minimum of project coordination and facilitation to full design, implementation, and operation. Most of the actual testing and evaluation will take place at the T&E Facility; however, some of the preliminary preparations and follow up activities, such as report writing and data analysis, may take place in the contractor's home office. Occasionally, evaluations and demonstrations will be conducted at field locations depending upon specific project requirements. The Contractor shall also provide support in research related concerns of health, safety, permits, and environmental compliance for locations set forth in the performance work statement (PWS). The T&E Facility's capabilities are available to public and private sector clients who may wish to conduct studies or participate in areas of research in which the T&E Facility is uniquely qualified and permitted to work. The successful contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, and services in support of the efforts delineated by the PWS. The Government anticipates award of a cost plus fixed fee term level of effort(LOE) contract starting June 1, 2014 with a one year Base Period and four Optional Periods of 12 months each. Approximately 33,400 base LOE hours are anticipated for the base year and each of the four (4) optional years for a total of 167,000 base LOE hours. In addition, 46,800 optional hours are anticipated for the base year and each of the four (4) optional years. Total optional LOE is 234,000 hours. The applicable NAICS code is 541712 `Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) with a size standard of 500 employees. Significant potential exists for an organizational conflict of interest under this procurement, due to the monitoring requirements and the nature of the other work activities to be performed. Therefore, offerors will be required to submit a COI Plan with their proposal, in response to the Solicitation, requiring them to identify the projects they are working on and to explain how potential or actual organizational conflicts of interest can be mitigated, avoided or neutralized. The solicitation will be issued on a full and open competitive basis; it will not be a small business set-aside. Copies of the solicitation will be available to all offerors on the Internet at the following website: http://www.epa.gov/oam/cinn_cmd. Interested parties are expected to download the solicitation and subsequent amendments from the website and to monitor the status of the RFP. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by EPA. IT IS ANTICIPATED THE SOLICITATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LATE DECEMBER TIME FRAME. The solicitation is anticipated to remain open for approximately 30 days. Contract award will be made in accordance with FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation. The point of contact is Mark Cranley, Contracting Officer, 543-487-2351, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, EPA/Ohio, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Mail Code: NWD, Cincinnati, OH 45268
PUBLICATION DATE: November 29, 2013
68--STATISTICAL SUPPORT AND CONSULTATION (PRESOL)
POC: Abbie Jemmott, Jemmott.Abbie@epa.gov.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/HQ/RFQ-DC-14-00028/listing.html
NAICS: 541690. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) intends to award a sole source purchase order for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) under the authority of FAR part 13.106-1(b) to Montana State University (MSU) Center for Biofilm Engineering for statistical support and consultation in the area of antimicrobial test methods for a period of five years. The Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD)/Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) has programmatic projects related to the development, standardization and assessment of laboratory test methods for measuring the efficacy of antimicrobial products. MLB is requesting statistical support and consultation from MSU using peer-reviewed statistical models and current statistical theories to analyze these unique methods. Limited laboratory support will also be required. NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT. It has been determined that MSU is the only source for this data that meets the Governments requirements. No other source has been located which can provide such unique qualifications and experience. A determination not to compete the purchase order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions or comments regarding this procurement shall be addressed in writing to Abbie Jemmott at Jemmott.Abbie@epa.gov.
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code: 3805R, Washington, DC 20460
PUBLICATION DATE: November 28, 2013
R--PRE-SOLICITATION SYNOPSIS - NATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CONTRACT (PRESOL)
POC: David Murphy, Contracting Officer, Murphy.email@example.com.
WEB: FBO.gov Permalink at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/CMD/SOL-NC-13-00022/listing.html
NAICS: 541990. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), with 13 locations across the United States, has a requirement to outsource the management of the Student Services Contracting Authority (SSCA). This requirement is limited to participation by institutions or Non-Profit Organizations in accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution for 2003 (P.L. 108-7). A teaming arrangement of these types of organizations may be considered. This is a new requirement, there is no incumbent contractor. The Contractor shall provide support through student service providers performing research or administration services to the Agency under a personal service relationship through Agency issued task orders. The contractor shall handle all personnel administration, recruitment, and termination of the selected individuals based on the EPA's selected administrative, technical, and research requirements. The anticipated volume of support for this requirement is no less than 10 and no more than 250 students throughout the United States in any given 12 month period, with an anticipated maximum of 1,250 students over the entire 60 months. The duty locations of the students may be at any of ORD's Laboratories, Centers, Offices, or remote field locations throughout the United States. The contract will explicitly state that the contractor agrees to a personal services relationship between its employee(s) and the ORD personnel. In addition, the contract shall also state "the contractor understands and agrees that its employees under the ORD contract will be considered federal employees for compensation of travel, work injuries and tort claims as set forth in the statutory authority and all applicable clauses will be included in the contract." A draft version of the Performance Work Statement is posted on the RTP Procurement Operations Division website at http://www.epa.gov/oam/rtp_cmd/. It is the Government's intent to award an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract from this solicitation with an anticipated ordering period of five years. The Government intends to issue firm-fixed-price Task Orders. The applicable NAICS code is 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. THE SOLICITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED IN OR AROUND FEBRUARY 2014. Proposals will be due approximately 30 days after issuance of the solicitation. For this requirement all notifications will be posted on the EPA's website, at http://www.epa.gov/oam/rtp_cmd/, FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net/, and on Fedbizopps.gov. All interested parties should check these sites frequently for updates. The solicitation, amendments, and all other information will be announced on Fedbizopps.gov and will be available for downloading at FedConnect. At this Internet site you will be able to register with FedConnect, enabling you to download the solicitation once released, join the mailing list, and to submit questions. If you need technical assistance in registering or for any other FedConnect function, call the FedConnect Help Desk at (800) 899-6665 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding this synopsis are to be submitted in writing to David Murphy, Contracting Officer, at Murphy.email@example.com.
SPONSOR: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, RTP Procurement Operations Division, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code: E105-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
PUBLICATION DATE: November 29, 2013