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R--Smart Growth Technical Support

Solicitation Number: PR-HQ-09-10766
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)
Location: EPA/Headquarters (HPOD & SRRPOD)
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Sources Sought
Added: Dec 23, 2008 2:54 pm
This is a sources sought notice for written information only. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this notice or reimburse the costs incurred by potential offerors in providing the information requested herein. In preparation for an upcoming procurement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI), Development, Community and Environment Division (DCED) is conducting market research to determine potential sources to provide technical support services for DCED.Detailed information on this upcoming requirement is provided via a draft copy of the Statement of Work (SOW) which is posted on the EPA OAM website at The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541611. The small business size standard is $7.0 million. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR TECHNICAL OR COST PROPOSALS. This is a request for interested small businesses to submit a brief capability statement demonstrating how they plan to meet the requirements in the draft Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW is focused on work in three areas: (1) Policy Analysis and Research; (2) Technical Assistance to State and Local Governments and; (3) Communications and Outreach. Response to this notice may address any or all of the areas noted.

Submissions shall be limited to no more than ten pages. Standard brochures and paraphrasing of the SOW will not be considered a sufficient response to this notice. EPA is primarily interested in capability statements from small businesses under the NAICS code stated above. Capability statements should include the following: (1) Name of vendor; (2) Contact information (address, telephone, facsimile, e-mail); and (3) Technical description of capabilities in meeting the requirement.

Vendors should submit an electronic copy of the requested information to Bradley Austin, Contracting Officer, at, no later than Monday, February 2, 2009, at 3 pm EST. No feedback will be provided regarding individual capabilities statements. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement and/or any follow-up information requests. No telephone calls and/or requests for a solicitation will be accepted or acknowledged.

In addition to the information requested above, EPA is providing notice of a presolicitation conference for interested vendors and stakeholders to learn about this upcoming procurement. The conference will be held during the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 22-24, 2009. Specific time and location has not been determined yet but will be provided shortly via the EPA OAM website listed above. Information regarding the conference can be found at EPA also intends to host a similar conference at a later date in the Washington, DC, metro area for those unable to attend the January conference. Both sessions will be recorded, transcribed and posted to the website.

The point of contact for this action is Bradley Austin, Contracting Officer, at
Bid and Proposal Room, Ariel Rios Building (3802R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460
BRADLEY R. AUSTIN, Placement Contracting Officer, Phone: 202-564-5574, E-Mail: