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Expert Services in Support of Investigations of Potential Clean Air Act Offenses

Posted Date : 25 June 2012

Procurement Office: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington , DC 20460

1. Title of Procurement:
Expert Services in Support of Investigations of Potential Clean Air Act Offenses

2.Procurement Number:
N/A

3. Description:

NAICS – 541990. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) intends to award a sole source firm-fixed-price Purchase Order for $23,680.00 for a period of performance of one year under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures to the NPM Environmental & Safety, Inc.

In accordance with FAR part 6.302-2(a)(2) the Agency requires expert services on an unusual and compelling environmental case in Louisville, Kentucky. EPA-CID is working with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a criminal investigation of potential Clean Air Act offenses associated with the release of anhydrous ammonia at a facility in Louisville, KY. EPA-CID requires expert analysis and consultation regarding the General Duty clause, 42 U.S.C. Section 7412(r)(1) and the requirements for Risk Management Plans under 42 U.S.C. section 7412(r)(7), in order to complete the investigation. Neither EPA-CID nor DOJ have the expertise or resources needed to address these requirements of the investigation.

The intended contractor, NPM Environmental & Safety, Inc., specifically their principal has assisted EPA and DOJ on similar investigations involving the General Duty clause and Risk Management plans as well as enforcement cases involving ammonia refrigeration. The company is available to work on this case immediately and is free of any conflicts of interest and has served as an expert witness in a court of law, should this case go to court.

NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE. Notwithstanding, any firm that believes it is capable of meeting EPA’s requirements as stated herein may submit a capability statement, which if received by COB on June 29, 2012 will be considered. Responses to this posting must be in writing and provide clear and convincing evidence that competition would be advantageous to the Government. A determination not to compete the proposed Purchase Order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions should be directed to Cara Lynch at lynch.cara@epa.gov .

 

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