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Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officers (EIAO) Training

Solicitation Number: 291918
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Location: Procurement Management Branch
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Added: Jul 02, 2009 11:13 am
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) is seeking sources capable of providing the agency with Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officers (EIAO) Training. The EIAO will support in-plant inspection personnel in verifying Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems adequacy; facilitate industry innovation; outbreak prevention and containment; apply risk analysis; improve compliance through effective communication with industry; and address unique problems that require a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. The contractor will be responsible for providing all training materials. This include providing students copies of all FSIS developed materials; provide 3 college credit hours for the non-FSIS portion of the materials; provide on-going students assessment through tests and exams; provide tutoring on an as-needed basis; provide space for a total of 4 weeks (includes all components of training); provide instructors for non-FSIS portion of training; provide single room lodging; provide a follow-up electronic communication system; provide three textbooks – “HACCP: a Systematic Approach to Food Safety”, “I Can See you Naked” and “Quality Audits for Improved Performance”; and provide FSIS with roster of those that attended the training.. The Agency has a need to train a total of approximately 80 individuals. It is anticipated that two classes will be offered each year and each class will last four weeks. Approximately half of the class time instruction will be developed and presented by FSIS. The other half will be the responsibility of the contractor. The contractor is to provide a curriculum that contains the following: Food Microbiology – Pathogens associated with Raw Products (slaughter, raw ground, raw not ground), - Pathogens associated with fully cooked, not shelf-stable products, - Pathogens associate with shelf stable products ; Design of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures (SSOPSs); Epidemiological Investigate Techniques; Auditing; Finding and Applying Scientific Information; Statistics; Collecting/Handling Evidence; Behavioral Analysis; Public Speaking; Computer Applications; Report Writing; Interviewing Skills; Dealing with Difficult People; Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism; Cultural Diversity - Working in a Multi-cultural Society; and Use of Digital Photography.



A contractor offering only CEU or CPE credits for the curriculum listed above is not acceptable. Contractor must offer university college credit hours. Preference is a small business.



If you are a source capable of providing college credit training for the above curriculum, please respond to this Source Sought Synopsis with your company’s information, containing your qualifications. Respondents are asked to identify their business size in their response to this source sought synopsis. The NAICS Code associated with this notice is 611210 and the size standard is $6.5M. This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to pay for information submitted. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation of the information they provide. No contract award will be made on the basis of responses received; however, the information will be used in FSIS’s assessment of capable sources. Responses should be submitted by July 16, 2009. Fax responses are not permitted. Questions concerning this announcement may be submitted via email only, no telephone inquires will be honored. All responses may be submitted by e-mail to Vangelia.Campbell@fsis.usda.gov or by mail to Vangelia Campbell at USDA, FSIS, ASD, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Maildrop 5230, Beltsville, MD 20705-5230. The information is due by 3:00 p.m. local time on July 16, 2009.

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5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mail drop 5230
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
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Vangelia Campbell,
Contracting Officer