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Residential Reentry Center (RRC) Services within the Peoria, Illinois Area(within Tazewell County or Peoria Couny

Solicitation Number: RFI-200-1165-NC
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Prisons
Location: Acquisitions Branch
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Added: Nov 16, 2011 1:24 pm
Response Date: December 16, 2011


This announcement is posted as a Request For Information (RFI) only for an intended 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 intended upcoming solicitation. The solicitation will be for Residential Reentry Center (RRC) services for male and female offenders held under the authority of United States statutes located within the Peoria, Illinois Area (within Tazewell County or Peoria County).

The requirement will be for approximately: thirty-four (34) beds (thirty [30] male beds and four [4] female beds) for each year of the two-year Base Period; and for thirty-four (34) beds (thirty [30] male beds and four [4] female beds) for each of the three one-year option periods thereafter, if exercised.

The anticipated period of performance is January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017, if all option years 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 Kevin Hoff, Contract Specialist, via email at You are advised that providing responses to these 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 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 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 prohibit or would 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 get to and from their programming appointments?

12. Is the location conducive of the BOP RRC requirement for inmates to find jobs within twenty-one (21) days of placement?

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

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

320 First Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20534
Tazewell County or Peoria County
United States
Kevin J. Hoff,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (202) 307-3070
Fax: 202-307-2780
Andrea R Gentile,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 202-307-3070
Fax: 202-307-2780