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R -- A76 Commercial Activities Study for Soil Conservation Technician Services for USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho State Office, 9173 West Barnes Drive, Suite C, Boise, ID, 83709-1574
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Janis Stanton, Contract Specialist, Phone 208-378-5710, Fax 208-378-5735,
E-Mail Address
Correction. A pre-solicitation notice was published April 16, 2003 for this solicitation. It was incorrectly posted as solicitation no. NRCS-11-ID-03. The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a requirement for soil conservation technical services. This is an OMB Circular A-76 Cost Comparison Study. The purpose of this study is to determine that most efficient and cost effective method of providing soil conservation technical services for Central Idaho (SCT 2). In accordance with OMB Circular A-76, commercial offers will be compared with the Government's costs to perform the above services. The commercial proposals will not result in a contract if Government performance is determined to be more cost advantageous. These services are currently provided by Government personnel. These services include but are not limited to: (1) assisting agricultural producers and others by collecting natural resource data; (2) assessing natural resource problems, (3) providing and reviewing alternatives; (4) writing conservation plans that include agronomic and engineering practices such as terraces, waterways, grass seedings, fences, pipelines, dams and windbreaks; (5) modifying or preparing conservation practice designs; (6) applying accepted conservation practices; (7) preparing documentation and reports; (8) conducting training and informational presentations; and, (9) coordinating/communicating with conservationists, engineers, customers and other NRCS personnel and partners. The contract would require the placement of contractor personnel at NRCS offices to service the following counties: Elmore, Gooding, Camas, Jerome, Twin Falls, Cassia, Minidoka, Power, Bingham, Oneida, Franklin, Lincoln, Blaine, Caribou and Bear Lake. Any contract resulting from the solicitation will have a one-year base period and four one-year options. The lowest price technically acceptable selection process will be used with any resulting award being a negotiated firm-fixed price service contract. Technical and cost proposals will be required. This solicitation contains no set-asides. NAICS Code: 541990. Size Standard: $6.0 million. The solicitation will be available on or about May 5, 2003, and will be available solely through the Federal Business Opportunities website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Instructions for downloading the solicitation are available on this website. Hard copies of the solicitation document will not be available. All questions must be directed to the contracting officer in writing by e-mail at Janis.Stanton@id.usda.gov, by facsimile to 208-378-5735 or by letter to Janis Stanton, Contracting Officer, USDA-NRCS, 9173 W. Barnes Dr., Ste. C, Boise, ID 83709-1555. No questions will be accepted by telephone. The anticipated date for receipt of proposals is on or about June 5, 2003. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. The U.S. Government reserves the right to retain the work-in-house and make no contract award.
Place of Performance
Address: Place of Performance: Elmore, Gooding, Camas, Jerome, Twin Falls, Cassia, Minidoka, Power, Bingham, Oneida, Franklin, Lincoln, Blaine, Caribou and Bear Lake,
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