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USPSC - Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions) - Worldwide

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-12-000031
Agency: Agency for International Development
Office: Washington D.C.
Location: USAID/Washington
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SOLICITATION NUMBER: SOL-OFDA-12-000031


 


                                                ISSUANCE DATE: October 3, 2012


                                                CLOSING DATE: November 19, 2012, 5:00pm EST (Deadline Extended)


 


SUBJECT:  Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor for a Support Relief Group (SRG) – Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions) located Worldwide


 


Ladies/Gentlemen:


 


The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications (Optional Form 612 only) from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation.


 


Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified.


 


Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:



  • Complete and hand-signed federal form OF-612 (including OF-612 continuation sheets as needed).


 


NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described in the "Applying" section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "Applying" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your not being considered for employment.


 



  • Supplemental document specifically addressing the six (6) Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.


 


Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered.  These signed forms must be mailed, delivered, faxed, or emailed (email applications must be signed) to:


            GlobalCorps


            529 14th Street, NW, Suite 700


            Washington, DC 20045


            E-Mail Address: srghaam@globalcorps.com


            Facsímile: (202) 315-3803 or (240) 465-0244


 


Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications.  Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to:


            Laura Unterholzner or Allison Moses


            Telephone Number: (202) 661-9334 or (202) 661-9366


            E-Mail Address: srghaam@globalcorps.com


            Website: www.globalcorps.com


            Facsímile: (202) 315-3803 or (240) 465-0244


 


                                                            Sincerely,


Lance Butler III, Contracting Officer




Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (PSC) Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)


 


1.  SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-12-000031


 


2.  ISSUANCE DATE: October 3, 2012


 


3.  CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: November 19, 2012 at 5:00pm EST


 


4.  POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor/ Military


 


5.  MARKET VALUE:  GS-13 equivalent ($71,674 - $93,175 – not eligible for locality pay).  Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background.  Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 


 


6.  PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:  One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options


 


7.  PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  Worldwide


 


STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:


 


The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform services on a temporary, on-call, basis as part of the Support Relief Group (SRG). It is the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) / Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)'s intent to contract for these services for a maximum of 250 days per calendar year.


 


The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within the terms of this contract at times mutually agreed to by DCHA/OFDA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within the scope of work, DCHA/OFDA will contact the contractor and provide the following information:


 


1.    Date contractor is needed to report to DCHA/OFDA or assignment in the field


2.    Duration of Assignment


3.    Place of Performance


 


The contractor will notify DCHA/OFDA within 24 hours of availability. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a disaster may require the assignment to be extended (not to exceed 250 days). The Contractor shall notify OFDA at the time of commitment if their existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment but will simply assist DCHA/OFDA in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if the contractor agrees to an extension of the duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, the contractor will be required to give DCHA/OFDA 10 days notice for release from the assignment.


 


8.  STATEMENT OF WORK


 


POSITION DESCRIPTION


 


Background


 


The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters.  OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into three divisions.  The Disaster Response and Mitigation Division (DRM) is responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations (IOs) including the United Nations (UN) agencies, and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. This division also oversees OFDA's non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction. DRM also coordinates with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. DRM devises, coordinates, and implements program strategies for a variety of natural and human-caused disaster situations.  It encompasses a group of technical sector specialists who provide expert capability in assessing the quality of disaster response and disaster risk reduction activities.  The Program Support Division (PS) provides programmatic and administrative support including budget/financial services, procurement planning and guidance, contracts and grants administration, and communication support for OFDA’s Washington and field offices.  The Operations Division (OPS) develops and manages logistical and operational support for disaster responses and administrative support to all offices and operations.  OPS maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Search and Rescue Teams (SAR), coordinating and supporting Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and the Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs) as needed. OPS performs these functions through several teams, namely, the Operations Support Team, the Overseas Administration Team, the Field Support Team and the Military Liaison Team (MLT).  The MLT provides technical assistance and guidance, military liaison and consequence management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) events.  It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies.  The Military Liaison Unit (MLU) is part of MLT and manages OPS liaison with the U.S. Military.


 


Introduction


 


Program areas of common interest between USAID and the Department of Defense (DoD) include, but are not limited to, humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications, conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development.  To ensure cohesion among policy goals and operational execution, USAID assigns Senior Development Advisors (SDAs) and OFDA Humanitarian Assistance Advisors/Military (HAA/Ms) to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Pentagon.


 


The USAID SDA serves as the principal USAID officer to the relevant Combatant Command (COCOM) and to the Pentagon, supporting the full spectrum of policies and activities across USAID’s regional and functional bureaus and enabling and empowering the USAID perspective and operational priorities within DoD.  The OFDA HAA/M has the lead on coordinating disaster response activities for USAID within the COCOM area of responsibility and to the Pentagon and reports directly to the OFDA Director.


 


In all areas of activity, the SDA and HAA/M closely collaborate on their messaging to and activities with the GCCs, including sharing information and back-filling one another as necessary.  It is also a joint responsibility of the SDA and the HAA/M to keep one another informed of the other’s activities.  The OFDA and USAID Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation (CMC) Directors, through OFDA’s Military Liaison Team Leader and the CMC Plans Division Chief, prioritize and monitor close collaboration and coordination between their respective offices.  At all points, policy and operational guidance is coordinated with broader technical guidance from the relevant USAID bureau, office, and/or team. 


 


The Humanitarian Assistance Advisor/Military (HAA/M) position was established to more effectively coordinate the activities of the MLU.  These activities include military liaison and coordination, deliberate planning, DART deployment, RMT participation and CBRNE disaster planning under Presidential Decision Directive 39/62.  The HAA/M will be located within the OPS’s MLU and functions as the Division’s principal point of contact with the DoD.


 


OBJECTIVE


 


HAA/Ms provide the critical liaison function between USAID and the DoD military establishment in order to represent the humanitarian sector perspective and expertise in situations where coordination between the parties is required.


 


9.  CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY


 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


 


The SRG HAA/M will, provide support for various operational aspects of MLU and may include all or some of the following:


 


       Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities;


       Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community;


       Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths;


       Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities as a result of OFDA participation;


       Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate  in After-Action Reviews (AARs), humanitarian exercises sponsored at the COCOM level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers;


       Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation;


       Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful;


       Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units.  Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC); 


       Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved;


       Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies;


       Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLU Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments;


       Assist in the identification of OFDA’s DRM Division deployment needs in designated "at risk" countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources;


       Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary;


       Assist the MLU in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis;


       Assist Geographic COCOMs, appropriate Functional COCOMs, and all relevant staff to develop the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products;


       Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community;


       Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus;  


       Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery.  Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis;


       Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the DC, COCOM, and field level;


       Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DoD to support the USG response.  


SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:


The SRG HAA/M will take direction from and report to the Overseas Administration Team (OAT) Leader or his/her designee, and the person designated as his/her supervisor in the Staffing Authorization.  


 


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:


The Supervisor will set overall objectives.  The employee and the supervisor together will develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished.  The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently and perform with minimal direction in responding to humanitarian emergencies and military liaison activities as part of a fast-paced office environment.


 


10.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS


 


The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands.  During deployment on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).


 


11.  WORK ENVIRONMENT


 


Work is primarily performed in an office setting.  During deployment on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.


 


12.  START DATE:  Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.


 


13.  POINT OF CONTACT:  See Cover Letter.


 


 


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION


(Determines basic eligibility for the position.  Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)


 


Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to a specialized field including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field, and seven (7) years of relevant work experience.  Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.


 


OR


 


Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to a specialized field including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field, and five (5)  years of relevant work experience.  Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.


 


SELECTION FACTORS


(Determines basic eligibility for the position.  Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)



  • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen;

  • Professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event;

  • Complete and hand-signed federal form OF-612 and OF-612 continuation sheets submitted;

  • All applicants must submit complete dates (months/years) and hours per week for all positions listed on the OF-612 to allow for adequate evaluation of your related and direct experience.  Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the experience requirements.

  • Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted;

  • Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET level security clearance as provided by USAID.

  • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance;

  • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.


 


QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)


(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants.  The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)


 


QRF #1           Demonstrated ability to prepare and conduct oral presentations on a wide variety of topics, and the ability to communicate effectively with relevant parties within and outside of OFDA.  Demonstrated ability to write clearly and prepare in-depth reports which may include the application of a variety of analytical techniques.


 


QRF #2           Demonstrated knowledge of the precepts of humanitarian assistance actions/operations and the ability to communicate those precepts to organizations outside of USAID; in particular, DoD.


 


QRF #3           Demonstrated knowledge of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance concepts, to include knowledge of the political, economic, and cultural impacts of policy decisions on relief efforts during civil conflicts and natural disasters.


 


QRF #4           Knowledge of and experience with civilian-military planning for CBRNE, complex emergencies, and natural disaster emergencies at three levels; Washington, D.C., the Combat Command level; and at the field level.  Experience to include the various types of CBRNE incidents, complex emergencies, natural disasters, events, and accidents as well as the potential impacts and consequences.


 


QRF #5           Experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of internal and external training plans and programs.


 


QRF #6           Experience in conducting deliberate, contingency, and operational or crisis action planning for operations, contingencies, projects, or missions.  For example, experience using the Military Planning Process.


 


BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) responses.  Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.


 


Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor.  Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page.  Failure to address the selection and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.


 


The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:


QRFs have been assigned the following points:


QRF #1 – 15 points


QRF #2 – 10 points


QRF #3 – 8 points


QRF #4 – 7 points


QRF #5 – 5 points


QRF #6 – 5 points


 


Interview Performance – 30 points


 


The interview process will consist of two parts.  The initial interview (Part 1 - 10 points) will consist of the Selection Committee asking applicants in the competitive range a set of standard interview questions.  The initial interviews may be conducted in-person or by telephone.  Applicants who score a full 10 points in Part 1 may be required to give an oral presentation to the Selection Committee (Part 2 - 20 points).  If required, the presentation content will be provided by the committee and all presenters will use the same content in their presentation.  Oral presentations will be conducted in-person in Washington, D.C.  OFDA may be able to provide assistance with travel expenses to Washington, D.C. for the oral presentation.  Applicants who are deemed eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington may be allowed to provide an audio/visual version of their presentation for the committee's review. The Selection Committee may forego the Part 2/second round interviews based upon the strength of an applicant‘s initial interview performance.  In this event, the initial interview will be scored out of a maximum of 30 points.


 


Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points


 


Total Possible Points: 100


 


APPLYING:


 


Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.


 


Qualified individuals are required to submit:


 



  1. A complete U.S. Government OF-612 form with hand-written signature (including OF-612 continuation sheets as needed) (downloadable forms are available on the USAID website, http://www.usaid.gov/forms, at Federal offices, or at www.globalcorps.com).


 


NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described in this section.  Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your not being considered for employment.


 



  1. A supplemental document specifically addressing the six (6) Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.


 


To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any cover letter.


 


DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS


 


Via mail: GlobalCorps, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20045


Via facsímile: (202) 315-3803 or (240) 465-0244


Via email: srghaam@globalcorps.com


 


The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample.  Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.


 


NOTE:  If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If Top Secret clearance is not obtained within nine months after award, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government.


 


NOTE:  If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.


 


NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION


 


This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application.


 


NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS


 


All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number.  USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR.


 


For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to FAR Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003)


https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html


 


LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs


 


Forms outlined below can found at:


http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ or at http://www.forms.gov/bgfPortal/main.do


 


1. Optional Form 612.


2. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). **


3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security)


    (SF-86), or **


4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). **


5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). **


6. Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form). **


 


** Forms 2 through 6 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job.


 


CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs


 


CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts.  Please refer to


http://transition.usaid.gov/business/business_opportunities/cib/subject.html#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract.


 


AAPD 06-10 – PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY


 


AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation.


 


BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES:


 


As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:


 


 


BENEFITS:


 


Employer's FICA Contribution


Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance


Pay Comparability Adjustment


Annual Increase


Eligibility for Worker's Compensation


Annual & Sick Leave


 


ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).*


 


(A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).


(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).


(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).


(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).


(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).


(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).


(G) Education Travel (Section 280).


(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).


(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and


(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).


 


* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).


 


FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare


 


ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.


 




ATTACHMENT 1


 


Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) No. 06-10


PSC Medical Expense Payment Responsibility


 


General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY


(OCTOBER 2006)


 


(a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16


FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/c23002.htm.


 


Note:  personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs.


 


(b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below.  The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment.  Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. “MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES.”


 


(c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad.  The primary insurer’s liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy.  When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision).


 


(d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met:


 


(1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad;


 


(2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and


 


(3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition.


 


(e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled “Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation.”  In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance.  The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section.  The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below.  In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs.


 


(f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred.  In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member.  In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization.  The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor’s invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism.


 


(g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision.  The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521.  When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies.  As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual’s behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less.  If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider.


 


(h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent.


 


(i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs.  If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s).

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Posted Date:
October 3, 2012
OF612word2006.doc (184.00 Kb)
Description: OF-612 Form
OF612cont3.doc (72.50 Kb)
Description: OF-612 Continuation Sheet

Solicitation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
October 3, 2012
Description: Solicitation for SOL-OFDA-12-000031

Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
November 5, 2012
Description: Modified Solicitation for SOL-OFDA-12-000031
:
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 7.10-006
Washington, District of Columbia 20523
United States
:
Worldwide

United States
:
Allison Moses,
Recruiter
Phone: 202-661-9366
:
Laura Unterholzner,
Recruiter
Phone: 202-661-9334