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Soft Skill Training for Supervisors

Solicitation Number: REQ1076669
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Food and Drug Administration
Location: Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services
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Added: Jul 22, 2010 3:38 pm
General Information:

Document Type: Sources Sought


Release Date: July 22, 2010


Response Date: July 28, 2010 at 10:00 am, EST via e-mail to
Contracting Specialist


Contracting Office Address: Food and Drug Administration, Vida Niles
Contract Specialist


Description:


This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE to determine the availability and capability of small businesses including certified 8(a), Small Disadvantage, HUB Zone one firms; veteran-owned small business, and women-owned small businesses. This information is being sought for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as an invitation for Bids, a Request for Proposals, Solicitation, Request for Quotes, or an indication the Government will contract for the items or services herein. This notice is not to be construed as a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this notice. The Government does not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this source sought. Any response received will not be used as a proposal.


No official solicitation currently exists in connection to this request for information (RFI). If in the future an official solicitation is released, there is no guarantee that sources responding to this RFI will be included on the source list.


**NO QUESTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED**



Background
In a separate evaluation of ORA, OPM discovered that the organizations could not specifically identify the necessary skills and competencies required of first line supervisors. The agency has worked with OPM to identify the critical competencies and proficiencies needed to effectively and efficiently perform as a first line supervisor. This training will provide soft skill knowledge and techniques that will address competencies of conflict management, developing others, self management, oral communication and interpersonal skills.


 



Scope of Work
The contractor shall develop a program that is a three (3) series of 2 days programs, where participants will be trained on the skills that align with OPM's Federal Government's ECQs and FDA's ORA competencies for supervisory investigators, supervisory chemists and 2nd level managers in ORA. It is the specific intent of this program to have the management of an entire organizational unit attend the training at the same time in order to sustain and reinforce the new behavior and provide an environment that will encourage and cultivate the formation or development of the desired competencies and proficiencies.


The three programs in the series will run consecutively with a 1-2 month gap in between the start of each new program. During the intervening time, participants will be returning to their position to practice the techniques covered in the classroom and coaching sessions to assist participants in the post-training developmental activities will be implemented to reinforce the material presented in the classroom and to support the development of the participants (note: studies by the American Society of Training and Development have shown that a training program alone with not develop behavior. To truly develop a change and sustain a new behavior, it must be reinforced with post training coaching, ongoing skill based exercises and periodic review).


THIS NOTICE IS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, a Request for Proposals, a Solicitation, a Request for Quotes, or an indication the Government will contract for the items contained in this announcement. This request is not to be construed as a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this announcement. Responses must be sent to this notice no later than 10:00 a.m. EST on July 28, 2010 submitted by email to vida.niles@fda.hhs.gov , Vida Niles, Contract Specialist for consideration. Responses to this announcement will not be returned, nor will there be any ensuing discussions or debriefings of any responses. Interested parties may submit a capability statement. Please be advised the information will not be returned to the sender.


NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


 

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