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LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) CLEARINGHOUSE

Solicitation Number: 08Y014416
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Program Support Center
Location: Division of Acquisition Management
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08Y014416
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Presolicitation
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Added: Jun 25, 2008 4:02 pm
The Department of Health and Human Services/Program Support Center has a requirement for the Agency for Children and Families, Office of Community Services. Offers will be solicited only from States, Territories, Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations as authorized by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (Title XXVI of Public Law 97-35, as amended, 42.U.S.C. 8621), in Section 2609A(a). Offerors should be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database for NAICS code 541690 which has a size standard of $6.5 million. The purpose of this requirement is to provide a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Clearinghouse which shall be responsible to collect, develop, organize and disseminate information on LIHEAP programs, current energy issues and trends, other low income energy assistance programs, other programs that affect LIHEAP-eligible clients and other relevant information of interest to OCS/LIHEAP grantees. The Clearinghouse will provide technical assistance and information through a dedicated telephone number, an Internet Web Site, an E-mail address, electronic newsletters and other written correspondence as needed. Clearinghouse information will be available to OCS, LIHEAP grantees, their sub-contractors and sub-grantees, including other OCS grantees such as Community Action Agencies, and other interested parties. The Clearinghouse will also provide a National Energy Assistance Referral Service that refers those in the general public who are interested in applying for LIHEAP to the proper LIHEAP office or other assistance agencies as appropriate. It is anticipated that the contract will be for a base period of one year, with two one-year option periods. This is a presolicitation notice, not a solicitation. Solicitation Number 08Y014416 will be made available on Federal Business Opportunities (fedbizopps) website approximately 15 days after publication of this notice. Additionally, all amendments and responses to questions will be posted on the fedbizopps website. No telephone or faxed requests for the solicitation will be accepted.
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Parklawn Building Room 5-101
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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Anita L Nearhoof,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-443-5312
Fax: 301-443-3238