[MARMAM] Small business sources sought for conducting Marine Species Monitoring for the Navy in the Pacific

Rivers, Julie A CIV NAVFAC PAC julie.rivers at navy.mil
Thu Jan 24 18:54:20 PST 2008


Posted by Julie Rivers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific.
Statements of interest
should not be sent to me, but to the point of contact listed in the last
paragraph below.

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THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE IS TO SEEK POTENTIAL SMALL BUSINESS FIRMS AND
TO
DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FOR THIS
PROJECT.
This is not a Request for Proposal, but a sources sought for information
and planning purposes
only. The proposed contract is a potential small business set aside
procurement. The small
business size standard classification is NAICS 541690, Other Scientific
and Technical Consulting
Services, ($6.5million in annual receipts). The Government will first
review Qualification
Statements from small businesses, and if three highly qualified Small
Business firms cannot be
identified, then Qualification Statements from Large Businesses will
also be reviewed. Therefore it
is encouraged that both small and large businesses respond to the
requirements of this notice.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific is conducting market
research to identify
interested sources for information and planning purposes only. We are
seeking qualified and
experienced sources to conduct marine mammal and sea turtle field
research and implement a
monitoring program for discreet oceanic areas where the U.S. Navy trains
in the Hawaiian Islands,
the Mariana Islands, and Southern California. Field work may also be
required in the Pacific
Northwest, Gulf of Alaska, Japan, Okinawa, and Atlantic Ocean training
areas. All qualified and
experienced contractors, non-profit organizations, and academic
institutions are encouraged to
respond. Each particular operational area/range has specific baseline
and monitoring needs
depending on the current level of knowledge and data availability.
Monitoring plan implementation
and research studies are anticipated to include aerial and small vessel
surveys, passive acoustics
in the form of autonomous devices and towed arrays, photo identification
and behavioral studies.
Monitoring may be implemented before, during, and after Navy training
exercises. The candidate
must provide or contract all equipment and research personnel for
concurrent field studies in
several geographical areas; and perform program administration,
budgeting, data analysis and
reporting of results. Program administration is anticipated to consist
of, but not be limited to,
coordination with Navy representatives on monitoring of training
exercises, selection and oversight
of field researchers in several geographical areas, analysis of field
data, consolidation of field data
to meet overall program goals, and preparation of monthly and annual
reports. Successful
candidates will possess high levels of experience in both program
administration and field research
and will have access to a pool of field researchers and equipment to
meet the program needs.

The resultant contract will be a Firm Fixed Price Indefinite
Quantity/Indefinite Delivery type, where
the work will be required on an as-needed basis during the life to the
contract. The contract will be
for a one year base period and the Government reserves the option to
extend the contract for an
additional four years, or to the extent that the determined maximum
contract total is not exceeded.
Interested firms are requested to submit their Qualification Statement
addressing the following
items: (1) Firm's capabilities and related experience in marine mammal
and sea turtle research,
field monitoring, and data analysis; (2) The qualifications and
experience of the principal
investigator(s), team leader(s), and key personnel in marine mammal and
sea turtle research, field
monitoring, and data analysis; (3) Any other specific or pertinent
technical information that would
enhance the understanding of your qualifications and abilities; (4)
Company or organization name
and address; point of contact name, telephone and facsimile number,
email address; DUNS
Number, Cage Code, and indicate whether you are a small business, small
disadvantaged
business, woman-owned business, etc; (5) Firm's number of employees;
number of years in
business; average annual revenue and total in-house workforce for the
past 3 years; and firm's
present workload.

The Government utilizes the following software suite: Microsoft Office
2003 Professional (Word
2003, PowerPoint 2003, Excel 2003, Access 2003). In preparation of
documents and
correspondence, the contractor shall ensure compatibility with the
government's software.
Contractors should mark any data that is proprietary or has restricted
data rights as appropriate.
The Government will not pay for any effort or materials expended in
response to this
announcement. All information submitted shall become the property of the
Government. This
announcement does not obligate the Government to issue a solicitation or
award a contract for any
items for which information is voluntarily submitted for assessment.
Submit one hard copy of your
Qualification Statement plus one electronic copy (CD-ROM) to the Naval
Facilities Engineering
Command Pacific, Acquisition Department, Environmental Contracts
Division (AQ12:VW), 258
Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134, no later
than 3:00 pm, (HST),
February 6, 2008 and marked for N62742-08-R-1921, Marine Resources
Compliance Support for
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific. Facsimile transmissions
and late submissions of
Qualification Statements will not be accepted. A forthcoming synopsis
will indicate whether the
project will be a restricted or unrestricted procurement action.
Respondents will not be notified of
the results of the evaluation.
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