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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JUNE 07, 2003 FBO #0555
MODIFICATION

R -- CNP Senior Aviation Advisor

Notice Date
6/5/2003
 
Notice Type
Modification
 
Contracting Office
Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, INL RM MS, 2430 E Street, N.W., South Building SA-4 Navy Hill, Washington, DC, 20520
 
ZIP Code
20520
 
Solicitation Number
PSC-03-037INL
 
Response Due
6/30/2003
 
Archive Date
7/15/2003
 
Point of Contact
Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Logistics Management Specialist, Phone 2027768373, Fax 2027768775,
 
E-Mail Address
hayes-crowmp2@state.gov
 
Description
SEE REVISED STATEMENT OF WORK BELOW - MODIFICATION INCORPORATES NEW SOW You have received this "Personal Services Contractor (PSC)" solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC you may contact the DOS Official named in the cover letter of this solicitation. If you are not using Word 97 to view this document, you will have to save the document in the format of the word processor that you are using in order to view and print any standard forms. The number of pages contained in this electronic copy may not exactly correspond to the hard paper copy, although generally all the information is contained herein. The Department is not responsible for any data/text that may not be received when retrieving this document electronically. If the recipient does not notify the contact person that they have obtained this document then any amendments to the document may not be available to the recipients. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. CNP Senior Aviation Advisor ISSUANCE DATE: June 5, 2003 CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2003 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-03-037(INL) Gentlemen/Ladies: SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State, Narcotics Affairs Section, American Embassy Bogota, Senior Aviation Advisor. The United States Government, represented by the Department of State, is seeking proposals (Standard Form 171's or OF 612?s) from U.S. citizens interested in providing the PSC services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Any questions may be directed to Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer, INL/RM/MS, DOS, who may be reached at FAX No. (202) 776-8775 or E-Mail hayes-crowmp2@state.gov. All applications shall be submitted by facsimile or e-mail. If sent via courier to: Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, INL/RM/RM, Navy Hill South Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 And a copy to: Michael Caram E-Mail carammr@hotmail.com Late applications shall not be accepted, unless there was a mishandling once received in DOS. Along with the SF171 or OF 612, applicants shall provide a resume and three written references including contact information. Applicants are also requested to provide their full mailing address (fax, telephone and/or e-mail where applicable). Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their proposals. Please reference the number of this solicitation when sending your application. Any submissions made via e-mail must be in WordPerfect 5.1 or Word 97. Sincerely, Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-03-037 2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 5, 2003 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED: June 30, 2003 FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 16:00 PM local time 4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Aviation Advisor 5. MARKET VALUE: FP 2 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: July 2003 ? July 2004 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Bogota, Colombia 8. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below I. - STATEMENT OF DUTIES GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR BACKGROUND: This position is located in the Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), Bogota, Colombia. NAS provides planning, operational and logistical support and contract oversight for the Colombian National Police (CNP) counter-narcotics aviation program. The CNP Air Service (ARAVI) performs its mission with a fleet of 64 helicopters and 23 fixed-wing aircraft. PURPOSE: The purpose of this professional services contract position is to provide a Program Aviation Advisor for the NAS CNP Aviation Program Manager in Colombia. The incumbent serves as the senior in-country aviation advisor, responsible to the U.S. Ambassador, for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of host nation counter-narcotics (CN) efforts. The incumbent effects high-level interagency coordination among the American Embassy, CNP, military services, aviation support services contractors and other participating agencies; evaluates training and operational effectiveness of in-country Department of State programs, ensuring all aviation programs retain requisite operational and logistical fluidity; supervises other NAS aviation advisers, including a standardization adviser, a maintenance adviser and a logistics adviser; and monitors and evaluates aviation support services contractors' performance in maintenance, operations and logistics. STATEMENT OF WORK: (a) Performs oversight and evaluation of PSC aviation advisers. This oversight includes, but is not limited to, ensuring continued progress and improvement in the areas of maintenance, logistics, operations, standardization, training, safety and quality control. (b) Plans work, sets or negotiates deadlines and completion dates, and reviews and accepts or rejects final work. (c) Assigns work based on priorities, difficulty of the assignments, and capabilities of the employees. Gives advice and instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters. Identifies developmental and training needs, finds ways to improve the quality of work, and develops overall performance standards for both USG and contractor personnel. Assists and advises in the hiring of both USG/PSC and contractor personnel. (d) Provides a daily status report on operations and projects to the Aviation Program Manager. Coordinates closely with the INL Air Wing Eradication manager to ensure effective spray and interdiction operations. (e) Advises the CNP/ARAVI on improving management and operations. Meets regularly with ARAVI commander and other ARAVI officials and is involved in all planning sessions. (f) Performs oversight contractor operations in the event NAS decides to contract maintenance and logistics services. This oversight would include, but would not be limited to, reviewing and recommending approval of waivers to published directives, and monitoring contractor pilot, mechanic and procurement personnel proficiency. (g) Develops, coordinates, organizes, and implements comprehensive operational systems and procedures for the CNP/ARAVI. These operational systems and procedures include, but are not limited to the Department of State Aircrew Training Program, Department of State Aviation Operations Directives, Department of State Guide to Aviation Training and Standardization, Department of State Aircrew Training Manuals, Office of Aviation Standard Operating Procedures for counter-narcotics operations in Colombia, and Deployment Operations procedures in support of the CNP operations throughout Colombia. (h) Works with the standardization adviser to provide direction and oversight for CNP aviation training and standardization. Implements DoS INL Office of Aviation flight regulations, aviation training and standardization, and aircrew training programs. (i) Collects, reviews, and disseminates data on aviation tactics, techniques, and employment in support of the counter-narcotics mission of the Office of Aviation. Maintains liaison with INL Office of Aviation, U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and aircraft manufacturers to keep abreast of current policies, procedures, and rules that pertain to Office of Aviation operations. II. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS a. U.S. citizen, eligible for a State Department security clearance. b. Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent (i.e., Associates degree with five years related experience, or ten years related experience in the military, law enforcement, international development, international affairs, or public administration). c. Typing and basic computer skills needed to use information technology and management systems required. Computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheet applications. d. Spanish language ability at the Foreign Service Institute Level R/3, S/3 or the Defense Language Proficiency test (DLPT) level 3/3 is required. e. In-depth knowledge of Aviation Aircrew Training and Standardization Programs, to include operating directives, training and standardization publications, aircrew training manuals, and related documents. f. Knowledge of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations, including, but not limited to FAR Part 1, 61, 67, 91, 135, 137, 141, 143, and 830. g. In-depth knowledge of tactical employment of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in a counter-narcotics operation, including capabilities, limitations and techniques of employment of aircraft used by the CNP (particularly UH-1HII, UH-60 and Bell 212 helicopters; and C-26, DC-3, Twin Otter and Cessna Caravan airplanes). Must have extensive experience as an aircraft maintenance and/or operations officer/manager in a military or civil organization involved in the employment of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in a high-threat environment. h. FAA commercial pilot license or airframe and powerplant license is required. i. Broad knowledge of and experience in the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to operations and unit-level flight training and maintenance activities. Should have a basic knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, and flight operations procedures. j. A broad knowledge of and experience in aviation maintenance, logistics and DOD security assistance is highly desirable. k. Knowledge of U.S. Government contract administration and acquisition procedures is desirable. III. COMPLEXITY Assignments include analysis of all facets of aviation operations/maintenance management and involve a fleet of fixed-wing and rotary-wing tactical and transport aircraft, which function within an integrated program of diverse counter-narcotics missions. These missions include aerial and air-mobile eradication; aerial and air-mobile interdiction; forward area aerial resupply, replenishment and sustainment; and host nation aviation training. Incumbent must apply specialized and professional knowledge to help the CNP implement standardized practices at central bases and multiple forward operating locations. The incumbent assists the CNP in plans, policies, and procedures. Coordinates recommendations from staff officers; consults with the Aviation Program Manager regarding ongoing projects; provides guidance to subordinate Aviation Advisors, instructor pilots, contractor and CNP operations personnel; and oversees implementation of various facets of NAS's CNP Aviation Program. The incumbent performs continuous analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness and efficiency affecting the CNP aviation program that will improve flight safety of aviation operations in support of the counter-narcotics mission. IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work is both physical and sedentary in nature and involves activity at both the main and field locations; Bogota living conditions are at a high altitude (8500 feet). May require some physical exertion and dexterity. Incumbent must be able to independently perform field work in remote areas for extended periods without assistance. V. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is primarily conducted in an office or aircraft hangar with some travel to the field for meetings, conferences, activity reviews, and field inspections and or program evaluations. Some field sites have been declared hazardous duty locations by the Department of State due to hostile activities of the narcotraffickers and therefore pose risk to the incumbent while at these sites. VI. POSITION ELEMENTS a. Supervisory Controls: The incumbent reports to the NAS Aviation Program Manager who will act as the Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR). The Contract Administrator shall be the INL Contracting Officer and is designated alternate for the Aviation Program Manager when absent. The individual exercises wide latitude for independent action, initiating projects and executing approved new programs under general supervision. Completed work is reviewed for timeliness and effectiveness. b. Exercise of Judgment: Exercise of judgment and detailed understanding of operating controls of information management systems' hardware and all software required to manage NAS' aviation and ground operations. c. Authority to make commitments: None. d. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Will maintain good working relationships with USG and Colombian nationals working on counter-narcotics efforts. VII. EVALUATION CRITERIA a. Offeror?s demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of tactical employment of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in a counter-narcotics operation, including capabilities, limitations and techniques of employment of aircraft used by the CNP (particularly UH-1HII, UH-60 and Bell 212 helicopters; and C-26, DC-3, Twin Otter and Cessna Caravan airplanes). Must have extensive experience as an aircraft operations officer and/or maintenance manager in a military or civil organization involved in the maintenance and operations of fixed and rotary wing aircraft aircraft in a high-threat environment. b. Offeror?s demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of Aviation Aircrew Training and Standardization Programs, to include operating directives, training and standardization publications, aircrew training manuals, and related documents. c. Offeror?s demonstrated experience and knowledge of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations, including, but not limited to FAR Part 1, 61, 67, 91, 135, 137, 141, 143, and 830. d. Offeror?s knowledge of and experience in the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to operations and unit-level flight training activities. Should have a basic knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, and flight operations procedures. e. Past Performance evaluation of applicant?s ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. VII. AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE UNLESS THE PSC IS A RESIDENT-HIRE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS: 1. BENEFITS Employee's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave 2. ALLOWANCES (if applicable). * (A) Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). 3. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) PERTAINING TO PSCs 99-09 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs 99-07 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services 98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs 98-19 Home Leave under USPSCs 98-24 Use of Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs 98-25 Defense Base Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List 97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted with Locally, with CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000 or Less 97-11 1997 FICA & Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts 97-03 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination 96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave 94-09 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) 93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contract (PSC) LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs 1. Standard Form 171. **2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62). **3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or **4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). **5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office. _______________ * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). ** The forms listed 2 through 5 shall only be completed upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job.
 
Place of Performance
Address: Bogota
Country: Colombia
 
Record
SN00340690-W 20030607/030605213304 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
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