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A--Technical Toxicological and Ecological Research Support Services

Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-13-00018
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management
Location: RTP Procurement Operations Division, E105-02
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SOL-NC-13-00018
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Added: Apr 30, 2013 2:17 pm
This procurement is a competitive 8(a) set-aside. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has a requirement to provide technical toxicological and ecological research support services for the U.S. EPA, ORD, NHEERL Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED), Duluth, Minnesota. General areas of technical support and duties the contractor shall perform are as follows: The contractor will be tasked to complete the following:

A. Culturing organisms for toxicity bioassays. B. Maintaining and repairing equipment used solely by the Government for physical, chemical or biological analysis. C. Performing toxicity testing, including ecological test systems of ambient waters, spiked water (toxicity bioassays), leachates, and sediments. D. Performing chemical analyses of laboratory and environmental samples. Analyses may include qualitative and quantitative analyses of water, air, soil, sediment and biota samples. E. Taxonomy of aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates in water or sediment and specimen samples collected from field and laboratory studies. F. Developing logistical plans, as it applies to ecological assessment in the field, to implement sampling and biological and/or chemical analysis at remote sites. Conduct those tasks as assigned in Work Assignments. G. Planning and conducting scientific meetings and seminars. H. Evaluating test data, using EPA approved criteria, to determine the acceptability of the aquatic toxicity test data for use in deriving criteria or other benchmarks and developing state-of-the-art models. Providing consulting and analysis using statistical methods. I. Conducting quality assurance on EPA test data which may be suitable for model or benchmark development. J. Conducting literature searches using EPA approved search strategies. Reviewing Scientific Literature and carrying out data entry for the support of toxicological and ecological databases.



EPA anticipates the award of a cost-plus fixed fee, level-of-effort term type contract with a 12-month base period and four (4) option periods of 12 months each. The base and each option period will consist of 11,400 hours each. The contract shall contain optional increments within each period of 26,000 hours for the base period and each option period. The total hours for a five (5) year period of performance are 190,000 hours. NAICS Code 541712 applies with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This will be a competitive 8(a) set-aside. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) with SOW will be posted on or about May 20, 2013. Proposals will be due 30 calendar days after issuance of the RFP. Telephone and fax request will not be honored. It will be your responsibility to frequently check the same site for any amendments or additional information that may become relevant. EPA Point of Contact: Sammie Jones, (919) 541-2505. Contracting Office Address: RTPPOD US Environmental Protection Agency 109 T.W. Alexander Drive Mail Code: E105-02 Research Triangle ParkNC27709USA
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RTPPODUS Environmental Protection Agency109 T.W. Alexander DriveMail Code: E105-02Research Triangle ParkNC27709USA
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Sammie Jones

jones.sammie@epa.gov