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Description of Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division (CPOD)

Director: Cristina (Cris) Thompson
thompson.cris@epa.gov
513/487-2026
Fax: 513/487-2004

The Director oversees three Service Centers within the Division and the Small Business Specialist. The Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist maximizes contract opportunities for small and socioeconomically disadvantaged concerns. The Immediate Office is responsible for the Division's quality assurance program as well as all budgetary , personnel, and administrative functions including managing Freedom of Information Act requests. The Service Centers support the customers indicated for all requirements.

OFFICE OF WATER SERVICE CENTER
Service Center Manager: Lisa Stultz
stultz.lisa@epa.gov
513/487-2041
Fax: 513/487-2115

This Center provides contracting support for the entire Office of Water including the American Indian Environmental Office; the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water; the Office of Science and Technology; the Office of Wastewater Management; and the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. Contracting support includes acquisition planning, contract placement, contract administration and contract closeout.

OAR, OARM, ORD, OSWER SERVICE CENTER
Acting Service Center Manager: Kathleen Roe
roe.kathleen@epa.gov
513/487-2144
Fax: 513/487-2109

This Center provides contracting support for the Office of Research & Development's National Risk Management Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio; Edison, New Jersey; Ada, Oklahoma and RTP, North Carolina); the National Homeland Security Research Center (Cincinnati, Ohio); the National Center for Environmental Research (Washington, DC); the National Center for Environmental Assessment (Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington, DC and RTP, North Carolina); ORD Headquarters (Washington, DC) including the Office of Science Policy and the Office of Resources Management and Administration; the Office of Administration and Resources Management (Cincinnati, Ohio) including the National Service Center for Environmental Publications; the Office of Air and Radiation's (OAR) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) (Ann Arbor, MI); and the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's Environmental Response Team Center in Edison, New Jersey. Contracting support includes acquisition planning, contract placement, contract administration and contract closeout.

SPECIALIZED SERVICE CENTER
Service Center Manager: Dave Hincks
hincks.dave@epa.gov
513/487-2146
Fax: 513/487-2107

This Center provides contracting support for construction/A&E requirements Agency wide and for simplified acquisitions, GSA orders, capital equipment purchases and commercial acquisitions for all program offices identified in preceding descriptions. Contracting support includes acquisition planning, placement, administration and closeout for all contract requirements and simplified acquisitions.

EPA OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS (OSBP)
(Formerly The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization)

Point of Contact: Kimberly Patrick, Acting Director, OSBP Headquarters
patrick.kimberly@epa.gov
202/566-2075

The Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU) Specialist ensures maximum practicable opportunities in agency acquisitions are provided to small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned business concerns. The SADBU Specialist carries out the small business policy by: 1) maintaining a program designed to locate capable small business sources for current and future acquisitions; 2) coordinating inquiries and request for advice from small business concerns on acquisition matters; 3) reviewing all proposed solicitations in excess of the simplified purchase limitations to assure that small business concerns will be afforded an equitable opportunity to compete, and as appropriate, initiate recommendations for small business set-asides or 8(a) set-asides; 4) assuring the availability of adequate specifications and drawings when necessary to obtain small business participation in an acquisition; 5) reviewing proposed contracts for possible breakout of services suitable for small or small disadvantaged businesses; 6) participating in the evaluation of a prime contractor's small business subcontracting programs; and 7) Serving as the contact point for all businesses (both large and small) when they are requesting to be added to the Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division (CPOD) Bidders List (SF-129).

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U.S. Mail-
USEPA CPOD
Attention: Name (Mail Stop: NWD-001)
26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268

Courier or Hand-Carried Correspondence-
USEPA CPOD
Attention: Name (Suite 300, 3rd Floor)
4411 Montgomery Road
Norwood, Ohio 45212

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