THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS FOR MARKET RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is performing a "market search" for SMALL and LARGE BUSINESSES in preparation for a future procurement.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is continuously involved in analyzing existing and prospective legislation, regulations, treaties, and other policy instruments as they relate to the energy, economic and environmental effects of air and radiation protection programs. The OAR is often required to undertake short-term analyses (one week to two months) on diverse subjects due to inquiries from Congress, the Executive Branch, industry and the public. In addition, the OAR is often required to undertake longer-term analyses requiring multi-disciplinary expertise and cross-disciplinary integration applied in the context of policy and program assessment. These longer-term analyses also serve the needs of the Agency, Congress, and other decision makers charged with evaluating national and international air and radiation related policies and programs.
To respond to these inquiries in a timely manner, the OAR requires analytical support in evaluating the energy, economic, technological, financial, social, human health, environmental, and ecological effects of a broad range of existing and potential future government policies and regulations. In addition, the OAR requires logistical support in developing tools, materials, and forums to communicate the potential effects of changes in government policy and to facilitate communication and potential resolution of issues identified by competing stakeholders.
The primary mission of the Office of Policy Analysis and Review (OPAR) of the EPA OAR is to provide policy analysis, policy and program development, program review, and communications support directly to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation and, at times, directly to the Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the EPA. Given these broad, high-level responsibilities, OPAR requires contractor analytical support which is multi-disciplinary yet which is conducted in a manner which facilitates the reconciliation of diverse disciplinary perspectives, methods of inquiry, and analytical interpretations.
To be considered a potential source, a firm must demonstrate its ability to provide the necessary personnel and services to support the effort delineated by the draft Statement of Work (SOW). Specific areas of the SOW to be addressed in the capability statements are under the section entitled "Work Areas." Which include:
(a) Human Health, Welfare, Ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment (b) Comparative and Synthesizing Analyses of Energy Production, Use, Conservation, and Distribution; including Liquid, Solid, and Gaseous Fuels; and Renewable Energy (c) Economic and Financial Analysis of Pollution Control Programs and Policies (d) Engineering and Cost Assessment of Pollution Control Equipment and Production Processes (e) Programmatic and Policy Analytical Support Related to Implementation of Air and Radiation Control Programs (f) Analytical, Program Management, and Communications Support Related to Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of Air and Radiation Protection Programs and Policies
The successful contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, and services in support of the efforts. See the attached draft SOW. It is anticipated that the contract will be a cost plus fixed fee, level-of-effort, term contract. The estimated period of performance is a 12 month base period and four 12 month option periods. The estimated level of effort for the each period is 12,100 hours. In addition increased quantity options will be available in each period up to a total of 12,100 per period. The total level of effort hours for the entire contract period (including options, and optional quantities) is 121,000 hours. The applicable NAICS code is 541620 with a size standard of $14 million.
Any interested Small Business should submit information which demonstrates the firm's ability to perform the key requirements described above. Standard company brochures alone will not be considered a sufficient response to this Sources Sought Synopsis. The capability statement should also include: small business size status certification for the above referenced NAICS code, whether or not they are a certified Hubzone, 8(a), women-owned, small disadvantaged and/or service disabled veteran owned small business concern, point of contact, telephone number, email address, and interest in proposing on the solicitation when issued.
Any interested Large Business is also encouraged to submit information which demonstrates the Firm's ability to perform the key requirements described above.
The EPA reserves the right to set this action aside for small businesses if it determines that there are two or more small businesses able to compete in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery. If set aside, a small business would be required to perform at least 50 percent of the direct labor costs incurred under the contract with its own personnel (FAR 52.219-14). Capability statements should address their ability to meet this requirement. Responses to the above should be submitted to Andrew Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 8, 2013. A separate synopsis will be issued for the Request for Proposal (RFP) resulting from this sources sought synopsis.