ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) released on Monday, October 24 a sources sought notice for analytical and professional navigation support services.
The USACE IWR intends to award an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple-Award Task Order (MATOC) contract with a base year plus four option years.
The estimated price ceiling for this requirement is approximately $48 million.
The Institute for Water Resources (IWR) was formed 47 years ago to provide the USACE Civil Works Program with the capability to analyze and anticipate emerging navigation trends and issues facing the United States. From its beginnings, one of the core missions of IWR has been to support the Corps Navigation program, including deep and shallow draft coastal and inland systems in the United States and worldwide.
Navigation is the largest Corps Business Line, in terms of value, representing about 45 percent of the Corps Civil Works budget. IWR has been tackling the Navigation data and systems challenges coming from an ever increasing demand for products and services transported by water. As such, there remains a compelling need for analytical and professional support to pursue innovative approaches to solving these new problems.
IWR is a Field Operating Activity (FOA) under the supervision and direction of the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations (DCG-CEO) and Director of Civil Works (DCW) for USACE. IWR's challenging mission remains integral to shaping the evolution of Federal Navigation policy as decision-makers at all levels within USACE look to IWR for insights into a host of complex physical, economic, environmental and social issues.
HECSA is seeking information on companies that have the capability to provide technical and analytical support services for the IWR that is generally not available within the USACE. The scope of this effort is intended to encompass all aspects of the Civil Works Navigation mission area and other mission areas that connect with Navigation (including Flood Risk Management, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, Hydropower, Regulatory, Recreation, and Water Supply, etc.), as well as support to this USACE mission.
Interested contractor must be able to perform the following support services:
- Navigation Studies and Assessments
- Navigation Decision Support Systems and Tools
- Navigation Data, Collection and Analytical Methodologies, Tools, and Models
- Navigation Outreach, and Training Services
- Decision Support, Analyses, and Assessments
- Future Directions Assessments
The level of support required varies by each task order, however, in many cases future task orders will require an integration of expertise from a wide variety of these functional areas.
Interested contractor must submit to the USACE by no later than November 30, 2016 11:59 p.m. EST the following information:
A description of the capabilities that demonstrate the interested firm's ability to support the multiple functional areas listed above [limit 3 pages]
A description of company history with regard to (a) how multidisciplinary experience was obtained or developed and (b) types and/or combination of types of awarded contract vehicles (e.g. Cost Reimbursement, IDIQ, Fixed Price, Fixed Price Level of Effort, Time & Materials, etc.) [limit 10 pages]
Contract numbers for any completed/in-progress contract of similar work
A description of the degree of teaming needed to meet the requirements listed above, including an estimated percentage of subcontracted partners [limit 1 page]
Brief discussion of Key Personnel and their experience with the functional areas
Size of business (e.g., identify whether the business is a small or large business with regard to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541618)
To receive the contract, contractors must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database, and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications.
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