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Residential Re-Entry Center Services located in the Binghamton, New York Area (within the geographical boundaries of Broome County)

Solicitation Number: RFI-200-1099-NE
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Prisons
Location: Acquisitions Branch
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Added: Apr 29, 2010 9:46 am

This announcement is posted as a Request For Information (RFI) only for an upcoming solicitation that will be posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website. This RFI is being issued to determine whether or not there are qualified sources that will be able to meet the requirements of this upcoming solicitation. The solicitation will be for Residential Reentry Center (RRC) services for male and female offenders held under the authority of various United States statutes located in the Binghamton, New York area (within the geographical boundaries of Broome County).

The requirement will be for approximately ten (10) beds for the two-year Base Period; and for ten (10) beds for Option Year One, Option Year Two, and Option Year Three, each.

The anticipated period of performance is July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016 if all option periods are exercised.

If you have an interest in the upcoming solicitation, please provide a written response to the questions below and send your response to Jan R. Johns, Contract Specialist, via email at You are advised that providing responses to these questions will not automatically include you in the acquisition process for this solicitation.


1. Are you familiar with and does your company qualify for any of the programs identified under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19? If yes, please explain. For example, what is the size (small, large, non-profit, etc.) and status (8a, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business, woman-owned, etc.) of your organization?

2. What experience do you have in providing residential reentry services?

3. Are there any other Residential Reentry Center (RRC) facilities in the area?

4. Are there any state or local ordinances/restrictions that would prohibit or that would considerably slow down the procurement process (i.e. building permits or leasing/rental agreements)?

5. Are there any known local area concerns? Do you think the area would be supportive of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) program? Are there any known groups or organizations that would oppose the operation of a residential (halfway) house in this area?

6. Are there environmental issues/ concerns in the area?

7. Are there hubzone locations in the area?

8. Do you feel that it would be difficult to find a suitable location in this area? If so, explain in detail why it would be difficult and provide supporting documentation.

9. What percentage of the work would you do with your firm's employees and what percentage of the work would you subcontract? If subcontracting opportunities are available, do you anticipate any difficulties in subcontracting with 8(a), small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled, or women-owned small business concerns?

10. Are there any zoning issues that would prohibit or slow down the procurement process?

11. Is local or public transportation available in this area? If not, is there an alternative method of transportation for inmates to get to and from work or to get to and from their programming appointments?

12. Is the location listed conducive of the BOP requirement for inmates finding jobs within fourteen (14) days of placement?

13. Are there innovations in this area that the BOP could benefit from and if so, what are they?

14. Are there unique laws or regulations applicable to these services?

320 First Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20534
Binhamton, New York area (within the geographical boundaries of Broome County)
Binghamton, New York
United States
Jan R Johns,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 919-575-2074
Fax: 919-575-2082