RFP — International Forest Research, Development, Technical & Support Services for the Office of International Programs Forest Service/Department of Agriculture

Program URL https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=447af940dfe133347ac2843537dbbbce&tab=core&_cview=0
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A — International Forest Research, Development, Technical & Support Services for the Office of International Programs SOL AG-3187-S-15-0037 POC Cassandra Carey, Phone 4043473975, Email cncarey@fs.fed.us – Mina A. Carter, Procurement Technician, Phone 4043477780, Email minaacarter@fs.fed.usThe United States Forest Service (FS) is issuing this Notice to advertise its intent to solicit an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract with a period of a one year base and four one year options. The overall maximum is one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000.00) and the guaranteed minimum is one hundred thousand($100,000) for the base year only. This requirement is opento all business entities capable of completing large-scale, multi-year international forest research, development, technical and support services. The Office of International Programs has a mandate to coordinate all international activities for the FS around the world. The office receives funds from Congress, the U.S.Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department and other federal agencies, international and domestic cooperators and partners for the purposeof implementing projects which enhance cooperation between FS and other countries on practices and policy related to natural resources management, conservation, disaster mitigation and disaster response.This requirement is for businesses entities capable of (at minimum) the following:• Manage and providing multiple, simultaneous, multi-million dollar projects across the globe, aswell as providing on-demand technical expertise for numerous smaller studies and projects.• Provide short- and long-term natural resource research,development and management expertise in Africa, Asia, Russia and Eurasia, Latinand Central America, and the Middle East. Expertise includes but is not limitedto program management, forest planning and monitoring, disaster mitigation and response, recreation services, watershed management, invasive species management, global climate change, and migratory species. Experience must include the recruitment and management of long-term consultants or employees located both in theU.S. and in foreign countries.• Establish and manage multiple overseas offices for the $4-20 million natural resource programs. The programs typically utilize 5-15 U.S. and in-country full time employees in capital cities and rural locations in one or more of the following geographic regions: Africa, Asia,Russia and Eurasia, Latin and Central America, and the Middle East.• Recruit and field long term expatriate staff and host country staff and ensurecompliance with local laws and United States Government policies.• Develop and manage databases both domestically and internationally for financial management and program monitoring and evaluation.• Organize and manage multi-day trainings for 5-25 participants both internationally and domestically across a number of topics related to natural resource management.•Work with domestic and foreign government entities in executing complex, multi-year programs in one or more of the following geographic regions Africa, Asia, Russia and Eurasia, Latin and Central America, and the Middle East.The solicitation will be posted on or before June 23, 2016CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/WO-AQM/AG-3187-S-15-0037/listing.html

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