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RRC Services within the city limits of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Solicitation Number: RFP-200-1096-SC
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Prisons
Location: Acquisitions Branch
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December 7, 2010
Dismas Charities, Inc.
2500 7th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
United States
Added: Feb 02, 2010 3:36 pm

Response Date: March 5, 2010


This announcement is posted as a Request For Information (RFI) only for an upcoming solicitation that will be posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website. This RFI is being issued to determine whether or not there are qualified sources that will be able to meet the requirements of this upcoming solicitation. The solicitation will be for Residential Reentry Center (RRC) services for male and female offenders held under the authority of various United States statutes located within the city limits of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The requirement will be for approximately fifty-five (55) beds for the two-year Base Period and for each of the three one year Options, if awarded.

The anticipated period of performance is May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2016 if all option periods are exercised.

If you have an interest in the upcoming solicitation, please provide a written response to the questions below and send your response to Michael Bodine, Contracting Officer, via email at You are advised that providing responses to the questions will not automatically include you in the acquisition process for this solicitation.


1. Are you familiar with and does your company qualify for any of the programs identified under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19? If yes, please explain. For example, what is the size (small, large, non-profit, etc.) and status (8a, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business, woman-owned, etc.) of your organization?

2. What experience do you have in providing residential reentry services?

3. Are there any other Residential Reentry Center (RRC) facilities in the area?

4. Are there any state or local ordinances/restrictions that would prohibit or that would considerably slow down the procurement process (i.e. building permits or leasing/rental agreements)?

5. Are there any known local area concerns? Do you think the area would be supportive of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) program? Are there any known groups or organizations that would oppose the operation of a residential (halfway) house in this area?

6. Are there environmental issues/ concerns in the area?

7. Are there hubzone locations in the area?

8. Do you feel that it would be difficult to find a suitable location in this area? If so, explain in detail why it would be difficult and provide supporting documentation.

9. What percentage of the work would you do with your firm's employees and what percentage of the work would you subcontract? If subcontracting opportunities are available, do you anticipate any difficulties in subcontracting with 8(a), small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled, or women-owned small business concerns?

10. Are there any zoning issues that would prohibit or slow down the procurement process?

11. Is local or public transportation available in this area? If not, is there an alternative method of transportation for inmates to get to and from work or to get to and from their programming appointments?

12. Is the location listed conducive of the BOP requirement for inmates finding jobs within fourteen (14) days of placement?

13. Are there innovations in this area that the BOP could benefit from and if so, what are they?

14. Are there unique laws or regulations applicable to these services?

Added: Mar 30, 2010 10:04 am

Pre-Solicitation Notice

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is seeking concerns having the ability for providing residential reentry center (RRC) services, to be located within the city limits of Las Cruces, New Mexico, for male and female Federal offenders held under the authority of United States Statutes. Residential services include care, custody, control, accountability, and treatment, including subsistence. The services described shall be in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Prisons Statement of Work entitled, "Residential Reentry Center, August 2007, Revision 02, December 2008, CCB, Modified by the SCR RMT, January 2010, Revision 03, February 2010, CCB." This is a firm-fixed unit price requirements type contract. The services are estimated to be 82% male and 18% female for the two-year Base Period, Option Year One, Option Year Two, and Option Year Three. The estimated number of inmate days is 40,205 for the two-year Base Period; 20,075 for Option Year One; 20,075 for Option Year Two; and 20,130 for Option Year Three. The solicitation will be available on or about April 29, 2010, and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administration's Federal Business Opportunities website Hard copies of the solicitation document will not be available. The site provides downloading instructions. All future information about this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will also be distributed solely through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The estimated closing date of RFP 200-1096-SC will be on or about
June 28, 2010. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by this agency. No collect calls will be accepted. No telephone requests or written requests for the solicitation will be accepted.

Faith-Based and Community Organizations

Faith-Based and Community Organizations can submit offers/bids/quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.

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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
April 29, 2010
Description: Cover Sheet (1 page).
Description: Solicitation Cover (1 page).
Description: Solicitation ( 36 pages).
Description: Statement of Work (129 pages).
Description: Performance Summary table (6 pages).
Description: Environmental Impacts (5 pages).
Description: Contractor Evaluation Form (3 pages).
Description: Sample Community Notification Letter (2 pages).
Description: Sample Client Notification Letter (1 page).
Description: Sample Bank Notification Letter (1 page).
Description: Business Management Questionnaire (5 pages).
Description: Compliance Matrix (12 pages).
Description: Certificate of Compliance (1 page).
Description: Local Area Concerns (2 pages).
Description: DOL Wage Rates (4 pages).
Description: Subcontracting Plan (12 pages).

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
May 4, 2010
Description: To provide Residential Reentry Center (RRC) Services within the city limits of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
May 5, 2010
Description: Amendment #01 (6 pages).
Description: Revised Statement of Work (137 pages).
320 First Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20534
Within the city limits of
Las Cruces, New Mexico
United States
Michael G. Bodine,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-616-9203
Fax: 202-307-2780
Andrea R Gentile,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-307-3070
Fax: 202-307-2780