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China - Air Quality Management Program Feasibility Study

Solicitation Number: 2013-61030A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2013-61030A
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Oct 15, 2013 3:00 pm
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009
Email: RFPQuestions@ustda.gov


Proposal Submission Place:
Liu Ming
Vice Director
Jiangsu International Environmental Development Center
14th Floor, 7 Xikang Road
Nanjing 210024
China
Phone: (8625) 83201512


China Air Quality Management Program Feasibility Study
USTDA Activity No. 2013-61030A


The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study for an air quality management program based on U.S. best practices and technologies. The project will also disseminate information on U.S. clean air technologies in this sector through a series of workshops tied to the air quality management plan development.


The project, developed in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will assist China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) to meet their goals for reducing air pollution across the country through developing an air quality management plan based on U.S. best practices and technologies. MEP has identified 10 regions of China as priority areas for remediating air pollution and this project will target one of these; specifically, Jiangsu province. The project will work with EPA and MEP, as well as officials from the Jiangsu EPB, to develop a model regional air quality plan. This plan will reflect and adapt best practices of U.S. air quality management programs and regulations, as well as highlight appropriate U.S. advanced pollution assessment and control technologies based on the priority pollution sources. Further, the study will include an assessment of the source of pollutants, including industrial processes such as chemical and electricity production, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, and transportation. Based on these findings, the program will hold a series of training workshops in developing the model air quality plan that would highlight relevant U.S. companies and technologies. These trainings will help disseminate the information to other Chinese cities and regions to assist them in developing air quality plans and enhancing capacity to implement plans and programs to reduce PM2.5 and other air pollution (e.g., ozone).


The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $842,584 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).


A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background definitional mission/desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:


https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp


Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.


Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.


Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and Chinese directly to the Grantee by 4:00 PM, NOVEMBER 28, 2013 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
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Jennifer Van Renterghem
Phone: 703-875-4357