DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
FORT WORTH DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS
P.O. BOX 17300
FORT WORTH, TX 76102-0300
REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF INTEREST Number W9126G-22-2-SOI-4252
Applicants must be a member in one of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU): Chesapeake Watershed, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, & Great Plains
Project Title: Natural Resources Compliance Support at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort A.P. Hill which provides requires professional and technical support to its Natural Resources program in order to facilitate successful implementation of its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP). Approximately $898,710 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee.
Fort A.P. Hill’s Natural Resources Program is responsible for the management of 76,000 acres of natural habitats. Management activities include forest management (e.g., silvicultural prescriptions, forest planning, timber sale preparations, prescribed burn operations), fish and wildlife management (e.g., habitat management, recreational programs, fisheries, nuisance wildlife control, migratory birds, bald eagles), and endangered species management (e.g., federal and state listed flora and fauna). Invasive species management is integrated at all levels.
Type of Award:
In accordance with the Sikes Act (Sec. 103A [16 USC 670c-1]) “the Secretary of a military department may enter into cooperative agreements with States, local governments, Indian Tribes, non-governmental organizations, and individuals” This project is in support of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, as directed in the Sikes Act, and as a result, it is anticipated that a cooperative agreement through the CESU program will be awarded. Such awards may be administered through a CESU only upon mutual agreement and official authorization by both parties of the acceptance of the application of the CESU Network IDC rate (17.5%).
NOTE: Must be a non-federal partner in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Program to be qualified to be considered. In accordance with the 10 USC 670c-1, Sikes Act, projects for the implementation and enforcement of integrated natural resources management plans, priority shall be given to Federal and State agencies having responsibility for the conservation or management of fish or wildlife.
Brief Description of Anticipated Work:
This research focuses on the following objectives: See Full Description in DRAFT SOO
The recipient will support the Government in the sustainable management of installation natural resources to achieve management INRMP objectives (e.g., habitat management, prescribed burn operations, customer (public) recreation activities, invasive species control), support military use of the land, and maintain compliance with multiple federal and state statutes (e.g., the Sikes Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act). All work completed and objectives pursued are incorporated into the installation INRMP.
Period of Performance. One year from project award (approx. Sept 2022) with four Option Years.
NOTE: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or same type of work. You will be evaluated for request for a proposal based on skills and qualifications demonstrated in your SOI.
Materials Requested for Statement of Interest/Qualifications:
Please provide the following via e-mail attachments (Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12 pt. font).
- Name, Organization, Cage Code, Duns number, and Contact Information (Email)
- Brief Statement of Qualifications (including):
- Biographical Sketch,
- Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects,
- Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise,
- Any brief description of capabilities to successfully complete the project you may wish to add (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.).
Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.
Review of Statements Received: All statements of interest received will be evaluated by a board comprised of one or more people at the receiving installation or activity, who will determine which statement(s) best meet the program objectives. Based on a review of the Statements of Interest received, an investigator or investigators will be invited to prepare a full study proposal. Statements will be evaluated based on the investigator’s specific experience and capabilities in areas related to the study requirements.
Please send responses or direct questions to:
USACE, Fort Worth District
819 Taylor Street, Rm 3A14
Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300
Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: RSOI’s required to be posted on www.Grants.gov for 30 days, prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses are due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 22 AUG 2022.
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