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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JULY 30, 2005 FBO #1342
SOURCES SOUGHT

R -- Exposure Matrices

Notice Date
7/28/2005
 
Notice Type
Sources Sought
 
NAICS
518210 — Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
 
Contracting Office
Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Procurement Services Center, N5416 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20210-0001
 
ZIP Code
20210-0001
 
Solicitation Number
DOL059RI20085
 
Response Due
9/28/2005
 
Archive Date
1/10/2006
 
Description
The Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting market research to locate sources and information on commercially-available exposure matrices in Support of Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. The DOL does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Source Sought notice or to otherwise pay for information received in response to this request. This Sources Sought notice is being issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. The DOL is attempting to identify sources and features of commercially exposure matrices in Support of Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, possibly for four years. A draft copy of the Statement of Work has been included for information purposes only. All information received in response to this notice will not be returned. A response to this request may be submitted in any format, including standard marketing information. Each company submitting information must include: company name, point of contact, address, telephone number, e-mail address, capabilities statement, General Services Administration schedule information, business size, pricing, and any comments or suggestions. Information is requested by August 29, 2005 and can be submitted to the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Administration and Management, Attn: Paula Miller-Sheelor, Contract Specialist, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-5416, Washington, DC 20210 or via e-mail to Sheelor.Paula@dol.gov. Statement of Work for Exposure Matrices in Support of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. I. Background: Public Law 106-398, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000, as amended (the Act), established a program to compensate nuclear weapons program workers who suffered adverse health effects from exposure to beryllium, ionizing radiation, and other hazards in the course of their nuclear weapons program-related work. The President, in an Executive Order dated December 7, 2000, assigned program implementation responsibilities to various executive departments. The Fiscal Year 2005 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Bush on October 28, 2004, abolished Part D of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act administered by the Department of Energy (DOE) and replaced it with a new system of federal payments called Part E to be administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has responsibilities under Part E of the EEOICPA to issue decisions concerning whether certain employees of DOE contractors or subcontractors contracted occupational illnesses as a result of exposure to toxic substances in the work environment. It is essential that DEEOIC have accurate, timely, and useful information regarding the toxic substances used at DOE sites throughout the United States. The DEEOIC currently has records from DOE related to: DOE Former Worker Programs (i.e. needs assessments), site reports (i.e. Tiger Team Reports, Environment Safety and Health reports, site history reports), operational safety procedures, environmental impact reports, job descriptions/labor categories, exposure assessment reports, accident investigation reports, field logs, emergency management plans, lists of chemicals utilized at the sites, industrial hygiene records and epidemiological studies. The challenges to developing useful data to identify exposures are considerable. Many of the records do not exist or are not retrievable; some facilities no longer exist and the documentation has been archived; most sites had thousands of toxic substances present. Data may be available from DOE Headquarters, DOE field sites, the Former Worker Program, as well as other locations. Data sources may include industrial hygiene records, occupational medicine records, epidemiology data, personnel records, union records, etc. The data currently maintained and the additional data that will be identified and obtained by the Contractor will be used by Claims Examiners to conduct research of DOE facilities and uranium mines and mills as an informational tool to assist with adjudication of claims under the Act. This information will be used to validate information obtained from DOE or from the claimants. The successful Contractor will have extensive institutional knowledge of the current and historical operations performed at the DOE facilities, uranium mines and mills, and be able to relate toxic exposures to this information. The Contractor must have access or the ability to gain access to documents and/or data that identify the toxic substances used in specific sites. This may include an established contractual relationship with subcontractors such as the Former Worker Program. Some of this information may be classified and may include data covered under the Privacy Act. The Contractor must have a security clearance with DOE or the ability to obtain a clearance. II. SCOPE OF WORK The Contractor shall analyze and enhance the current data provided by DEEOIC. The Contractor shall research additional sites, identify the data collection tools/locations, and provide recommendations to the DEEOIC as to which order the sites should be developed. The DEEOIC will review and approve the order of research. The contractor shall provide recommendations for records that should be utilized for the exposure matrices and develop the data input. The Contractor shall research and identify occupations at covered DOE sites, building numbers where particular types of work was performed, and the toxic substances present at the sites. The Contractor shall further identify the timeframes during which particular toxic substances were present and the diseases related to those toxic substances. The Contractor shall establish a Quality Control procedures for validating data. III. METHOD OF TASKING The Contractor shall perform in accordance with the requirements in this Statement of Objectives, as supplemented by Technical Direction issued by the Contracting Officer?s Representative. IV. PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS The Contractor shall enhance the current data elements by obtaining additional documentation. The Contractor shall identify the process for obtaining the data. The Contractor shall recommend additional data categories. The Contractor shall research additional sites for inclusion in the matrices and provide a recommendation for development of data elements. The Contractor shall research and develop the data, and enter the data only after DOL?s approval of the list. The Contractor shall develop a data validation process and a Quality Control Plan to ensure the data being added to the exposure matrices is accurate and valid. Performance Objective 1 The Contractor shall identify gaps in the current data and establish a strategy for obtaining the additional data. The Contractor shall obtain the required data and provide it electronically in a format that can be uploaded into the DOL database. Performance Measure 1A The Contractor shall research DOE data, Former Worker Program data, contact DOL National Office employees and the DOE Former Worker Program, as well as identify other reliable resources, to obtain additional data. Performance Objective 2 The Contractor shall identify additional DOE sites and uranium mines and mills that should be researched and developed. The Contractor shall present a list of the sites, in order of preferred development with rationale, to the DEEOIC for concurrence. After DEEOIC approval, the Contractor shall develop the elements and provide the data to DEEOIC for each site. The Contractor will update the government owned database with the data approved by DEEOIC. If the Contractor has difficulty researching and developing supporting data for any elements in the database, they shall notify the DEEOIC as soon as possible to develop a plan of action. Performance Measure 2A The Contractor shall research DOE data, Former Worker Program data, contact DOL National Office employees and the DOE Former Worker Program, as well as identify other reliable resources, to develop data in support of populating the database. Performance Objective 3 The Contractor shall establish a process for obtaining thorough data, and develop a data validation process and a Quality Control Plan to ensure accuracy. Performance Measure 3A The Contractor shall be able to demonstrate the validity of the data submitted. Failure to meet the performance measures will result in the Contractor correcting deficiencies at no additional cost to DOL. V. DELIVERABLES 1. Provide a report that identifies new data in accordance with Performance Objective 1. 2. Provide a list of DOE sites for research and development in accordance with Performance Objective 2. 3. Provide raw data for each site in accordance with Performance Objective 2. 4. Provide monthly updates to government owned database in accordance with Performance Objective 2. 5. Provide a report identifying issues with obtaining data to populate the DOL database in accordance with Performance Objective 2. 6. Provide a project plan that outlines resources for data, methodology in obtaining and validating the data. 7. Provide a Quality Control Plan in accordance with Performance Objective 3. VI. ESTIMATED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE Estimated period of performance is from award through September 30, 2006, with three option years.
 
Place of Performance
Address: Washington, DC,
Zip Code: 20210
Country: USA
 
Record
SN00856692-W 20050730/050728212007 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps.gov Link to This Notice
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