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Training Support Services

Solicitation Number: HSFE20-14-R-0005
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Preparedness Branch
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In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 5, this synopsis is for training support services for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) located in Anniston, AL. The FEMA/Acquisition Operations Division/Preparedness Branch intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract award under the authority of FAR Part 15. The objective of this procurement is to obtain reliable, efficient, and effective training support services.

No Solicitation or Request for Proposal (RFP) is currently available.

This is an 8(a) competitive acquisition. The 8(a) competitive solicitation will be made available via the internet at on or about November 22, 2013, with proposals being due about 30 days later. It is the responsibility of interested firms to monitor this internet site ( for the release of this solicitation as well as any amendments or questions and answers related to this procurement. The NAICS code is 611710- Educational Support Services. The Small Business Size Standard for this NAICS is $14.0 million. Any responsible 8(a) concern may submit a proposal that will be considered by the Government.

This pre-solicitation notice does not commit the Government to the issuance of a solicitation or award of a contract. No paper copies of the solicitation will be available. No phone calls or facsimile transmissions will be accepted. A firm-fixed-price contract award is anticipated. Award will be based on best value using trade-offs. The Period of Performance is estimated as follows: a 30 day transition period, followed by 11 months of services for the base period. The contract will also include four (4) 12-month option periods. The anticipated contract start date is March 1, 2014.

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is a national training facility located in Anniston, Alabama, that prepares state and local emergency response personnel to respond to all hazards, including terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction by providing advanced, hands on training. This national training program was developed for state, local, tribal, Federal, private sector and international responders from Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, HazMat, Public Health, Healthcare, Public Communications, Public Works and Government Administrative and other emergency response personnel, their trainers and supervisors. Training courses provided by the CDP provide specific knowledge and expertise for deterrence, prevention and response to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents.

The intention of this requirement is to obtain contracted training support services in support of the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency /National Preparedness Directorate/Center for Domestic Preparedness. The contractor shall provide all support services as identified in the performance work statement. The objective of this procurement is to obtain reliable, efficient and effective services by applying a sound management and technical approach that will provide the best value and meet the objectives described in the performance work statement.

The primary functions to be performed will be a full range of training support services, including, but not limited to administrative registration support, travel arrangements (air and ground), scheduling of transportation, classroom setup and training support materials, outreach program, archival of historical records, planning for support activities, coordination with other CDP functional areas and contractors, record maintenance, record analysis, and quality control. Admissions include registration of students and serves as the initial data collection point for all training statistics and student records generation. Admissions is logically linked to travel (air and ground) and lodging requirements. In performing these functions the contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, administration, and equipment unless specifically identified as Government furnished.

The incumbent contractor for this requirement is Beacon Associates, Inc., 900 Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014-3919, under contract number HSFECD-09-C-0007, with a total value of $27,603,672.24 for a base year and four (4) one year options (total of 5 years).

A Request for Information (RFI) was previously posted on FBO on January 18, 2013 for this requirement. The Advanced Acquisition Plan (AAP) number is 201302352, which was posted to the Acquisition Planning Forecast System (

Pre-award site visit: For planning purposes for interested contractors, a pre-award site visit at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL is anticipated in early December 2013. More details will be included in the RFP.

No response is required as a result of this pre-solicitation notice. This is a notice only. All inquiries shall be submitted by email to Laura Harshbarger (, Contract Specialist, DHS/FEMA, Emmitsburg, MD and Gary Topper (, Contracting Officer, DHS/FEMA. No phone calls accepted.

Office of Acquisition Management
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
United States
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
Anniston, Alabama 36205
United States
Laura B. Harshbarger,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3014477611
Gary Patrick Topper,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-447-7280