Technical Support for Watershed Assessment (SOL-CI-11-00094)
THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS FOR WRITTEN INFORMATION ONLY. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is performing a “market search” for large and small businesses in preparation for a future procurement. The EPA has need for a contractor to provide support to the Office of Water (OW), Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW), Assessment and Watershed Protection Division (AWPD) in the following task areas: monitor water quality, manage and display water quality information; assess water quality conditions and report on those conditions to the public and Congress; and to advance the protection and restoration of the nation's watersheds and water bodies through the development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), ensuring the use of point and nonpoint source pollution controls, the development of tools for ecosystem restoration, the identification and protection of healthy watersheds, and, ultimately, improve water quality.
To be considered a potential source, a firm must demonstrate they are able to provide the necessary personnel and services to support the effort delineated by the draft Performance Work Statement (PWS). Important components of the activities to be performed to support AWPD’s objective are the capability to provide technical support for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development and implementation; technical, logistical, and administrative support for water quality monitoring and assessments; Quality Assurance (QA) support, Information Technology (IT) support, economic modeling; cost and benefit analysis; development of technical guidance(s); and technical, logistical and administrative support for workshops and training on water quality technical and monitoring components.
The successful contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, and services in
support of the efforts. A draft PWS can be obtained from the OAM website,
http://www.epa.gov/oam/cinn_cmd/. It is anticipated that the contract will be a multiple
award (up to six awards) IDIQ contract(s) each with a five year ordering period. The total
level of effort of 178,425 (hours) is anticipated over the five year period of the contract.
The applicable NAICS code is 541611 with a size standard of $7 million.
Any interested firm should submit information which demonstrates the firm’s ability to
perform the key requirements described above. Standard company brochures alone will
not be considered a sufficient response to this Sources Sought Synopsis. The
information should include: size status for the above referenced NAICS code, (i.e. large, small) and whether or not they are a certified Hubzone, 8(a), women-owned, small disadvantaged and/or service disabled veteran owned small business concern, point of contact, telephone number, email and interest in proposing on the solicitation when issued.
The EPA reserves the right to set this action aside for small businesses if it determines
that there are two or more small businesses able to compete in terms of market prices,
quality, and delivery. If set aside, a small business would be required to perform at least
50 percent of the direct labor costs incurred under the contract with its own personnel
(FAR 52.219-14). Capability statements from small businesses should address their
ability to meet this requirement. Responses to the above should be submitted to Donna Reinhart, USEPA, 26 West Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45268, or email@example.com no later than September 28, 2011. A separate synopsis will be issued for the Request for Proposal (RFP) resulting from this sources sought synopsis.