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FSA and SBA Request Proposals for C&H EAs

11 Feb 2015 9:03 AM | Anonymous

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US FEDERAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
US Federal Contractor Registration
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

The United States Federal Government as of 02/9/2015 has 111 open solicitations in Arkansas where they are currently seeking out properly registered government contractors. According to FedBizOpps (FBO) and USASpending, the Federal Government awarded 8,726 contracts in Arkansas for over 1.3 billion dollars in 2014 alone. Please see the below available contract released by US Federal Contractor Registration, additional Arkansas contracts can be found at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com.
US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting the release of the C&H Hog Farms Biological and Environmental Assessment RFQ in Newton, Arkansas posted to FedBizOpps (FBO) on February 9, 2015. The C&H Hog Farms Biological and Environmental Assessment RFQ has a response date of February 26, 2015 for any vendors looking to respond. Every business interested in bidding on C&H Hog Farms Biological and Environmental Assessment RFQ must be properly registered in System for Award Management (SAM), as well as have the North American Industry Classification System codes 541620 - Environmental Consulting Services, and 541 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services filed in their SAM account/vendor profile.
Below is a Statement of Work for the Department of Agriculture’s C&H Hog Farms Biological and Environmental Assessment RFQ as posted to FedBizOpps (FBO):
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are seeking professional services to prepare a Biological Assessment (BA), provide support for formal consultation with USFWS, conduct public meetings, and prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address potential impacts associated with the C&H Hog Farms facility located in Newton County, Arkansas. The contractor shall organize, support, and coordinate a conference call kickoff meeting with FSA National Office staff. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Proposed Action details, data needs, and establish project team Points of Contact. Contractor attendance shall include at a minimum the Program Manager and a project team member.
If sufficient details of the proposed action and existing environment are not available, two contract personnel may be required to travel to the site to collect information from the facility and surrounding area. It is expected that three days would be required. The contractor shall prepare a Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPAA), which will provide the basis for the assessment of potential impacts in the BA and will serve as Chapters 1 and 2 of the EA. Electronic copies will be provided to FSA National Office for review, comment, and approval before impacts assessments begin.
This contract will be a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract. The contractor will be allowed to invoice monthly for percent complete by Task. Payment will be issued within 30 days of receipt of payment from the government under the Prime contract (i.e., pay when paid). The schedule of services will be determined at the Kickoff meeting with FSA National Office. It is anticipated that the Kickoff meeting will occur within 10 days of prime contract award. The project should take no more than 9 months to complete. Schedule is dependent on timely production of BA and receiving USFWS concurrence through formal consultation (90 days).
Businesses that would like to learn how to respond to RFQs on FBO and bid on available opportunities can call Acquisition Specialist Robert Renzella at 1(877) 252-2700 Ext 767. Vendors have been enrolling in the Simplified Acquisition Program to win available government contracts, network with procurement officers across the nation, and qualify their business for government contracting. Businesses that would like to learn more about the Simplified Acquisition Program can visit http://www.simplifiedacquisitionprogram.org/.

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