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Aviation Maintenance Advisor, Peru

Solicitation Number: PSC-019A-INL
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Location: Grants, Acquisitions, Procurement and Policy Division (INL/RM/GAPP)
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ISSUANCE DATE: 06/28/2011
CLOSING DATE: 07/28/2011
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The United States Government, represented by the Department of State, is seeking proposals (OF 612's) from U.S. citizens interested in providing the PSC services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified.

Any questions may be directed to Vicki Stewart, Administrative Officer, INL/A/ADM, Office of Aviation, DOS, who may be reached at E-Mail How to apply: Please send your resume, an OF 612 application form (which can be found on the USAJobs website under Info Center, Supplmental Forms), and three letters of recommendations in order to qualify. All applications shall be sent via email: or faxed to (321) 784-3929. As a last resort you may send your applications/resumes via to DHL or Federal Express. Applications sent via the US MAIL may NOT be received in time.

Vicki Stewart, INL/A/ADM (321) 783-9860 x33478
Department of State
1038 S. Patrick Drive, Hangar 985
Patrick AFB, Florida 32925

If sent by fax or email, an original is not required. Late applications shall not be accepted, unless there was a mishandling once received in Department of State. Remember, an OF 612, a resume and three letters of recommendation must be in your packet when applying to include contact information. Applicants are also requested to provide their full mailing address (fax, telephone and/or e-mail where applicable). Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their proposals. Please reference the number of this solicitation when sending your application.
Sincerely, Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 06/28/2011
FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 12:00 midnight Eastern local time
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

General Statement of the Purpose of this Contract and Responsibilities of the Contractor


BACKGROUND: This position is located in the U.S. Embassy/Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), Lima, Peru. This position provides planning, maintenance support and contract oversight for the bilateral counter-narcotics aviation program in Peru, and the fleet of DOS/INL aircraft in Peru. The end game of the bilateral CN aviation program in Peru is the curtailment of the supply of illegal drugs from Peru into the United States through air-mobile, and ground eradication of drug crops, interdiction of refining laboratories and trafficking activities, and other enforcement operations.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position is to provide a Aviation Maintenance Advisor for the bilateral CN aviation support program in Peru. The incumbent serves as the aviation maintenance advisor to assist the Senior Aviation Advisor by providing aviation maintenance oversight for Rotary and Fixed Wing aircraft, including Quality Control, Production Control and ALSE expertise for program implementation, direction and execution in support of host nation counter-narcotics (CN) efforts. The incumbent advises/oversees and is required to assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of aircraft maintenance, Quality Control, Production Control, and logistical support systems, procedures and plans in support of counter-narcotics operations. The incumbent reviews, develops, implements and/or contributes to a wide variety of plans, policies and procedures for supporting Office of Aviation assets.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent reports to and is supervised by the Senior Aviation Advisor, Peru; however, the individual exercises some latitude for independent action and refers unusual or unique actions to the INL Air Wing Chief of Aircraft Maintenance for his direction/guidance. Completed work is reviewed for timeliness and effectiveness.


Perform oversight and evaluation of contractor and host national maintenance; including Production Control, Quality Control, Aviation Life Support System and aviation related logistical activities. This oversight includes, but is not limited to reviewing contractor maintenance and logistics procedures, and monitoring contractor and host nation maintenance and logistical operations. Submits periodic written evaluations of the contractor's activities, and provides comprehensive technical input to the Senior Aviation Advisor regarding contractor activities related to maintenance and logistical support for inclusion in the trimester Award Term evaluation.

Assist the Senior Aviation Advisor in directing and coordinating aircraft maintenance and logistical support within Peru for the purpose of destroying coca crops through aviation support in the eradication effort, intercepting illegal drug shipments through aerial interdiction, and providing maintenance and logistical support for the program.

Develop, coordinate, organize, and implement comprehensive aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures for the CN Program in Peru. These systems and procedures include, but are not limited to the DoS Maintenance, Logistics and Material Support Plans; NAS Peru Procedures/Plans; Office of Aviation Standard Operating Procedures for counter-narcotics operations in Peru and Deployment procedures in support of host nation operations throughout Peru. Oversee the Maintenance Test Pilot Standardization Program in Peru.

Provide general direction and guidance to the contractor and host nation maintenance and logistical activities and personnel for the purpose providing adequate assets in support of destroying coca plantations, and interdicting the flow of the finished narcotic products into the United States. This activity includes; but is not limited to, planning and coordination with U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, other federal agencies, and host nation agencies for the purpose of providing maintenance and logistical support to the aerial eradication and interdiction program.

Collect, review, and disseminate data on aircraft maintenance and logistics management policies/procedures in support of the counter-narcotics mission of the Office of Aviation.


Must be U.S. citizen subject to State Department secret security clearance

In depth knowledge and experience as an Aviation Maintenance Supervisor in a medium to large Aviation Organization of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Civilian Agency/Corporation.

In depth knowledge of Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Support Programs, to include logistics plans, procedures and related documents.

Ten years experience in aircraft maintenance, of which five were as a supervisor in either civil or military aviation programs

Basic knowledge of U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations as they relate to aircraft maintenance and logistical support.

Basic knowledge of computer based maintenance and logistical support programs.

Knowledge of Spanish Language is required.

Broad knowledge of and experience as a staff officer in a medium to large aviation organization, related to the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to aircraft maintenance and logistics management. Should have a basic knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, and aircraft maintenance and logistics management procedures.
Certification as a FAA Airframe and Power-plant mechanic with experience in rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft is highly desirable.

Experience as a maintenance test pilot is highly desirable.

Experience in UH-1 series aircraft maintenance is desirable

Experience in aircraft maintenance as a quality control supervisor in either a civil or military aviation program is highly desirable.

Knowledge of Aviation Life Support Equipment is desirable.

Knowledge of and skill in operation of desktop computer based word processing systems.


Assignments include analysis of all facets of aviation maintenance and logistics management and involve a fleet of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, which function within an integrated program of diverse counter-narcotics missions. These missions include general aviation support; forward area aerial re-supply, replenishment, sustainment and host nation aviation training.

Incumbent must apply specialized and professional knowledge to oversee maintenance and aviation maintenance training, including maintenance Pilots' evaluations, logistics support for the contractor and host nation maintenance/logistics personnel operating under the DoS program in Peru and at multiple forward operating locations.

The incumbent oversees multi-national/multi-cultural maintenance and logistical support programs, plans/policies/procedures for the Office of Aviation. Incumbent coordinates recommendations from staff officers, and consults with the Director of Logistics, Office of Aviation regarding ongoing projects, provides guidance to contractor maintenance and logistics managers, and host nation personnel, and oversees implementation of the maintenance and logistical support program.


The work is both physical and sedentary in nature and involves activity at both the main and field locations. May require some physical exertion and dexterity. Incumbent must be able to independently perform work in remote areas for extended periods without assistance.


The work is conducted in an office, aircraft, or aircraft hangar with regular travel to the field for maintenance evaluations, meetings, conferences, activity reviews, field inspections and or program evaluations.

Factor 1. (Contract Oversight). Offeror's ability to:
a. Perform oversight and evaluation of contractor maintenance and logistical activities, to include reviewing contractor maintenance and logistical procedures, and monitoring contractor and host nation maintenance and logistical support.
b. Prepare and coordinate periodic reports on contractor performance, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive award fee input.
c. Provide maintenance and logistical support direction and guidance to the contractor for the purpose of supporting the CN effort in Peru.
d. Coordinate with Government representatives and supervise contractor personnel.

Factor 2. (Assist the Senior Aviation Advisor). Offeror's ability to
a. Assist the SAA in directing and coordinating UH-1 aircraft maintenance and logistical support within Peru for the purpose of destroying coca crops and provide maintenance and logistical support to the program.
b. Provide instruction, evaluation and guidance regarding maintenance/logistical support for the CN program.

Factor 3. (Develop, Coordinate, Organize and Implement Maintenance and Logistical support). Offeror's ability to:
a. Develop comprehensive aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures.
b. Coordinate/Organize aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures.
c. Implement Maintenance, Logistics and Material Support Plans, Standing Operating Procedures and provide direction and guidance to both contractor and host nation personnel.

Factor 4. (Past Performance). Offeror's previous experience and quality of performance. (Evaluator may use all evaluation information available at the time of the evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from references).

4. Evaluation of Offeror's Resume/SF-171:

B. COMPENSATION: Compensation for the position will be negotiated as follows: Level of experience will dictate the salary level within the grade range. Entry level salary will normally be at the first step of the grade range for the position. However, consideration will be given to the successful applicant's experience that is specifically relevant to the position to be filled. Number of years of relevant experience will determine at what step within the grade range the successful applicant will be compensated.

Employee's FICA Contribution
Reimbursement toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
Annual Increase
Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
Annual & Sick Leave
2. ALLOWANCES (if applicable). *
(A) Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (Section 120).
(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
(G) Education Travel (Section 280).
(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600).
(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).
99-09 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs
99-07 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services
98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs
98-19 Home Leave under USPSCs
98-24 Use of Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs
98-25 Defense Base Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List
97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted with Locally, with CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000 or Less
97-11 1997 FICA & Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts
97-03 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination
96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave
94-09 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contract (PSC)


2430 E Street, N.W., South Building
SA-4 Navy Hill
Washington, District of Columbia 20520
U.S. Embassy Lima

Victoria V. Stewart,
Administrative Officer
Phone: 321-783-9860 x33478
Fax: 321-784-3929