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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF MAY 01, 2003 FBO #0518
SOLICITATION NOTICE

R -- OMB CIRCULAR A-76 COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES STUDY OF SOIL MAPPING SERVICES - SOLICITATION DELAY

Notice Date
4/29/2003
 
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
 
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Michigan State Office, 3001 Coolidge Road, Room 100, East Lansing, MI, 48823-6350
 
ZIP Code
48823-6350
 
Solicitation Number
NRCS-MI-15-03-03
 
Archive Date
6/27/2003
 
Point of Contact
Bonnie Kilgore, Contract Specialist, Phone 517-324-5243, Fax 517-324-5171,
 
E-Mail Address
bonnie.kilgore@mi.usda.gov
 
Description
DELAY OF SOLICITATION - SOLICITATION NRCS-MI-15-03 T0 BE AVAILABLE ON OR ABOUT MAY 12, 2003. The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a requirement for studying Soil Mapping Services. This is an OMB Circular A-76, Cost Comparison Study. The purpose of this study is to determine the most cost effective method of providing Soil Mapping Services for two positions in Grayling Michigan and one position in Flint, Michigan. These services are currently provided by Government personnel. In accordance with OMB Circular A-76, commercial offers will be compared with the Government's costs to perform these services. The commercial proposals will not result in a contract if Government performance is determined to be more cost effective. Major components of this work include: researching existing information pertaining to the survey area (existing soil surveys, topographic and geologic maps, and aerial photographs); conducting soil mapping activities, collecting and analyzing field data, and identifying soil types and series that will meet or exceed National Cooperative Soil Survey standards; preparing samples of the soil profile and descriptions from the surface to a depth of 60 inches; classifying samples by soil taxonomy and assigning a series name; developing map units and maintaining official map unit legend; compiling official field notes, soil profile sheets, field transect sheets and mapping field sheets by map unit; and entering all documentation into National Soils Information (NASIS). Any contract resulting from this 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 firm fixed price service contract. Technical and cost proposals will be required. This solicitation is being solicited unrestricted. NAICS Code is 541270, Surveying and Mapping (American except Geophysical) Services; Size Standard $6.0 million. The solicitation will be available on or about May 12, 2003 and will be available solely through the Federal Business Opportunities website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov Instructions for downloading the solicitation are available at 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 to bonnie.kilgore@mi.usda.gov or fax to (517) 324-5287. No questions will be accepted by telephone. The anticipated date for receipt of proposals is on or about June 12, 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: GRAYLING, AND FLINT, MICHIGAN
Country: USA
 
Record
SN00314106-W 20030501/030429213305 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps.gov Link to This Notice
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