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Solicitation Notice
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Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary, Commerce Acquisition Solutions, Office of the Secretary, 14th & Constitution Avenue NW Room 6514, Washington, DC, 20230, UNITED STATES
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As part of a U.S. Government inter-agency process, the U.S. Department of Commerce has been providing technical assistance to create in Iraq a legal and tax environment conducive to domestic and foreign investment in the country?s key economic sectors, starting with the mineral resources sector. The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), an entity of the U.S. Department of Commerce specializing in technical assistance, manages the program and shares expertise with other USG agencies. As part of the program, CLDP has formed, and coordinates, an International Legal Standards Advisory Group (ILSAG), whose members are professors of energy law. ILSAG has provided input, when requested, to the U.S. Department of Commerce, to other USG agencies, and has made expertise available to the Iraqi authorities as the latter were drafting the laws and regulations that will govern Iraq's oil and gas sector, in order to ensure that these laws and regulations comport with international legal standards. As these laws start being implemented, the scope of CLDP?s mandate has expanded to include technical workshops, seminars and conferences geared towards the identification of legal issues critical to the oil and gas sectors, and towards the discussion of alternative solutions to these issues. CLDP wishes, therefore, to include a practitioner among the members of ILSAG. CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Through the present contract, the Contractor will assist CLDP in providing expertise to the U.S. Department of Commerce, to other USG agencies, or to Iraqi authorities on creating a legal and tax environment conducive to domestic and foreign investment in Iraq?s oil and gas sector. The Contractor will serve as one of the experts on ILSAG. In particular, the Contractor may be called upon by CLDP to do the following: 1. To provide expert input, when requested, to the U.S. Department of Commerce, to other USG agencies, or to Iraqi authorities as they draft the laws and regulations that will govern Iraq's oil and gas sector; 2. To help with the implementation of the four hydrocarbon laws, through seminars, workshops or conferences. 3. To review for consistency with international standards, the draft by-laws and standard contracts of the Iraqi agencies that will be created to grant exploration and exploitation licenses, to enter into joint venture agreements with foreign firms (upstream and downstream agreements), and to regulate Iraq?s hydrocarbon sector. The Contractor will share her/his conclusions with the U.S. Department of Commerce, with other USG agencies, or with Iraqi authorities, at CLDP?s behest. 4. To closely coordinate all of the above with the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. 4. CONTRACTOR ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to other duties included in this contract, the Contractor shall: a) Strictly abide by security instructions given by the State Department, and/or by its personnel on the ground, in particular by Regional Security Officers. b) Advise CLDP, at the earliest possible time, if the Contractor is not able to perform the contract for any reason; c) Report to the CLDP office, at the earliest convenience, any issues that may impair Contractor?s work and the performance of the contract; d) Not provide information on the Contractor?s work to anyone, unless authorized in advance and in writing by CLDP. FORCE MAJEURE In case of events beyond the control of the parties, CLDP and the Contractor will agree upon a new schedule and period of performance. The duration of this contract is from date of award through May 30, 2008 with three one year option periods. The Government contemplates award of a Requirements Contract, FAR 52.216-21, resulting from this RFQ. Vendor must be actively registered in the Central Contractors Registration, CCR, in accordance with 52.204-7. The solicitation notice and all amendments will be posted and available for viewing and downloading on the Government Electronic Posting System (FedBizOpps) site www.fedbizopps.gov or www.eps.gov. All responsible sources may submit a response which if timely received, must be considered by the Agency. No paper copies of solicitations or amendments will be issued. No telephone facsimile or written request for the solicitation will be accepted. When the solicitation is posted, it is incumbent upon the interested parties to review this site frequently for any updates/amendments to any and all documents. To ensure that you receive all information regarding this solicitation, please register to receive updates at www.fedbizopps.gov, and follow the procedures for notification registration. All questions regarding this pre-solicitation should be addressed to U.S. Department of Commerce, CAS, OS Business Solutions Team, Sol: SA13017RQ0018, 14th & Constitution Ave. N.W., Room 6520, Washington, DC 20230, Attn: Wendy M. Clare E-mail: wclare@doc.gov.
Place of Performance
Address: U.S. address is:, Commercial Law Development Program, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20230
Country: IRAQ
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