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541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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U.S. 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, District of Columbia, 20520
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Victoria V. Stewart, Phone: 321-783-9860
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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. 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. INL/A: Aviation Maintenance/Logistics Advisor, Pakistan ISSUANCE DATE: 03/04/2010 CLOSING DATE: 03/17/2010 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-10-030 (INL/A) Gentlemen/Ladies: SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The United States Government, represented by the Department of State, is seeking proposals (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 Vicki Stewart, Administrative Officer, INL/A/ADM, Office of Aviation, DOS, who may be reached at or E-Mail stewartvv@state.gov. How to apply: Please send your resume, an OF 612 application form (which can be found on the State Department Website or on USAJobs), and three letters of recommendations in order to qualify. All applications shall be sent via email: INLFL-Resumes@state.gov or faxed to (321) 784-3929. As a last resort you may send your applications/resumes via to DHL or Federal Express. Applications sent via the US MAIL may NOT be received in time. Vicki Stewart, INL/A/ADM (321) 783-9860 x33478 Department of State 1038 S. Patrick Drive, Hangar 985 Patrick AFB, Florida 32925 If sent by fax or email, an original is not required. Late applications shall not be accepted, unless there was a mishandling once received in Department of State. Remember, an OF 612, a resume and three letters of recommendation must be in your packet when applying to include 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. Sincerely, Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-10-030-INL/A 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/04/2010 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED: 03/17/2010 FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 12:00 midnight Eastern local time 4. POSITION TITLE: Aviation Maintenance/Logistics Advisor 5. MARKET VALUE: FS-02: $80,728-$118,552 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from the date of award 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Islamabad, Pakistan 8. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR A. BACKGROUND: This position supports the U.S. Embassy/Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), Islamabad, Pakistan. The position provides planning, operational, training and safety support and contract oversight for the border security aviation program in Pakistan and its fleet of Department of State (DOS)/International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) aircraft. The end game of the aviation program in Pakistan is the enhanced border security on the Pakistan and Afghanistan border, interdicting the movement of illegal drugs, arms and people across the border and providing aviation support to the Frontier Corps. B. PURPOSE: The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position is to provide an Aviation Maintenance/Logistics Advisor for aircraft maintenance program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of host nation border security aviation support efforts. The incumbent serves as in-country aviation maintenance/ logistics advisor responsible to the U.S. Ambassador, for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of host nation border security and counternarcotics efforts. The police and military forces, other military services, aviation support services contractors and other participating agencies. The Maintenance/Logistics Advisor provides aviation maintenance oversight for both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft, including Quality Control, Production Control and ALSE expertise for program implementation, direction, and execution oversight in support of INL efforts. The incumbent advises/oversees and also to assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of aircraft and aircraft related equipment maintenance, Quality Control, Production Control, and logistical support systems, procedures and plans in support of counter-narcotics operations. The Aviation Maintenance Advisor reviews, develops, implements and/or contributes to a wide variety of plans, policies and procedures for supporting Office of Aviation assets. The incumbent will interface daily with host nation counterparts in the Pakistan military and para-military forces to assist them in expanding their aviation capability. C. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent reports to and is supervised by the Senior Aviation Advisor, Pakistan; however, the individual exercises some latitude for independent action and refers unusual or unique actions to the INL Air Wing Chief of Aircraft Maintenance, Patrick AFB, FL, for his direction/guidance. Completed work is reviewed for timeliness and effectiveness. I. STATEMENT OF WORK Perform oversight and evaluation of contractor aircraft maintenance, maintenance training and logistics programs. This oversight includes, but is not limited to reviewing contractor maintenance and logistics procedures, and monitoring contractor maintenance and logistics operations. Submits periodic written evaluations of the contractor’s activities, and provides comprehensive award fee input to the Senior Aviation Advisor regarding contractor activities related to maintenance and logistical support for inclusion in the monthly award fee evaluation. Submits a weekly Maintenance and Logistics report to the Chief of Aircraft Maintenance, Patrick Support Division (PSD). Assists the Senior Aviation Advisor in directing and coordinating both fixed wing and rotary wing maintenance and logistical support within Pakistan for the purpose of curtailing the supply of illegal drugs from foreign sources into the United States through the eradication of drug crops, interdiction of refining laboratories, detection of trafficking activities, and other enforcement operations and providing maintenance, maintenance training and logistical support for the program. Develop, coordinate, organize, and implement comprehensive aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures for the Office of Aviation. These operational systems and procedures include, but are not limited to the Department of State Maintenance and Logistics Support Plans; Aircraft Quality Control and Aircraft maintenance management policies and procedures, aircraft airworthiness compliance, and deployment and recovery procedures in support of host nation aircraft maintenance operations throughout Pakistan. Oversee the Maintenance Test Pilot Standardization Program in Pakistan. Provide general direction and guidance to the contractor and host nation aviation maintenance and logistics activities and personnel for the purpose of providing adequate assets in support of enhancing border security and counternarcotics operations. This activity includes, but is not limited to, planning and coordination with U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, other federal agencies, and host nation agencies for the purpose of providing maintenance and logistical support to the aerial eradication and interdiction operations. Collect, review, and disseminate data on aviation maintenance and logistics management policies/procedures in support of the counter-narcotics mission of the Office of Aviation. II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS U.S. citizen subject to State Department Secret level security clearance. In-depth knowledge and experience as an Aviation Maintenance Supervisor in a medium to large aviation organization of the U.S. Armed Forces or commercial aviation organization. In depth knowledge of aviation maintenance and logistics support programs, to include logistics plans, procedures, and related documents. In-depth knowledge of U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as they relate to aircraft maintenance and logistical support. Basic knowledge of computer based maintenance and logistical support programs. Broad knowledge of and experience as a staff officer in a medium to large aviation organization, related to the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to aircraft maintenance and logistics management. Basic knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, and aircraft maintenance and logistics management procedures. Certification as a FAA Airframe and Power-plant mechanic with experience in rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft is highly desirable. Experience as a military or a commercial rotary wing maintenance test pilot is highly desirable. Ten years experience in aircraft maintenance, of which five were as a supervisor in either civil or military aviation programs, is highly desirable. Experience in turbine powered fixed wing aircraft maintenance is highly desirable. Experience in aircraft maintenance as a quality control supervisor in either a large civil or military aviation program is highly desirable. Knowledge of Aviation Life Support Equipment. Knowledge of and skill in operation of desktop computer based aircraft maintenance management programs. Basic knowledge of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations, including, but not limited to FAR Part 1, 61, 67, 91, 135, 137, 141, 143, and NTSB 830. Possession of a current U.S. FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Rotorcraft, Helicopter Instrument and/or Airplane, Single/Multi-Engine Land with Instrument rating is highly desirable. Basic knowledge of FAA Aviation Safety regulations and procedures, OSHA regulations, and experience as a military/civil aviation safety officer or formal training/education is highly desirable. Basic knowledge of tactical employment of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, including capabilities, limitations and techniques of employment of aircraft used by the Office of Aviation. Knowledge of and skill in operation of desktop computer-based word processing systems. Successful completion of a military or civil aviation maintenance/logistics management-training program. Knowledge of U.S. Government contract administration procedures. III. COMPLEXITY Assignments include analysis of all facets of aviation maintenance and logistics management and involve a fleet of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, which function within an integrated program of diverse counter-narcotics missions. These missions include general aviation support; forward area aerial re-supply, replenishment, sustainment and host nation aviation training. Incumbent must apply specialized and professional knowledge to oversee maintenance and aviation maintenance training, including Maintenance Test Pilots’ evaluations, logistics support for the contractor and host nation maintenance/logistics personnel operating under the Department of State program in Pakistan and at multiple forward operating locations. The incumbent evaluates multi-national/multi-cultural maintenance and logistical support programs, plans/policies/procedures for the Office of Aviation. Incumbent coordinates recommendations from staff officers, and consults with the Chief of Maintenance, Office of Aviation regarding ongoing projects, provides guidance to contractor maintenance and logistics managers, and host nation personnel, and oversees implementation of the maintenance and logistical support program. Assignments include analysis of all facets of aviation operations management and involve a fleet of fixed and rotary wing tactical and transport aircraft that function within an integrated program of diverse counter-narcotics missions. These missions include aerial eradication; aerial interdiction; forward area aerial re-supply, replenishment and sustainment. The incumbent performs continuous analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness and efficiency affecting the Office of Aviation’s aviation safety 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. May require some physical exertion and dexterity. Incumbent must be able to independently perform fieldwork in remote areas for extended periods without assistance. V. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is conducted in an office or aircraft hangar with extensive travel to the field for meetings, conferences, activity reviews, and field inspections/program evaluations and flight evaluations. Some field sites have been declared hazardous duty locations by the Department of State due to hostile activities of armed groups within Pakistan and therefore pose significant risk to the incumbent while at these sites. VI. EVALUATION CRITERIA A. FACTORS Factor 1: (Contract Oversight) Offeror’s ability to: a. Perform oversight and evaluation of contractor maintenance and logistical activities, to include reviewing contractor maintenance and logistical procedures, and monitoring contractor and host nation maintenance and logistical support. b. Prepare and coordinate periodic reports on contractor performance, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive award fee input. c. Provide maintenance and logistical support direction and guidance to the contractor for the purpose of supporting the border security effort in Pakistan. d. Coordinate with Government representatives and supervise contractor personnel. Factor 2: (Assist the Senior Aviation Advisor) Offeror’s ability to: a. Assist the SAA in directing and coordinating aircraft maintenance and logistical support within Pakistan for the purpose of interdicting illicit narcotics and provide maintenance and logistical support to the program. b. Provide instruction, evaluation and guidance regarding maintenance/logistical support for the CN program. Factor 3: (Develop, Coordinate, Organize and Implement Maintenance and Logistical support) Offeror’s ability to: a. Develop comprehensive aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures. b. Coordinate/Organize aircraft maintenance and logistical support systems and procedures. c. Implement Maintenance, Logistics and Material Support Plans, Standing Operating Procedures and provide direction and guidance to both contractor and host nation personnel. Factor 4: (Past Performance). Offeror’s previous experience and quality of performance. (Evaluator may use all evaluation information available at the time of the evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from references). VII. COMPENSATION Compensation for the position will be negotiated as follows: accumulated experience will dictate the salary level within the grade range. Entry level salary normally will be at the first step of the grade range for the position. Consideration will be given, however, to the successful applicant’s experience that is specifically relevant to the position being filled. Number of years of relevant experience will determine the step within the grade range at which the successful applicant will be compensated. AS A MATTER OF POLICY, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS (except for U.S. Resident Hires): 1. BENEFITS (A). Employee's FICA Contribution (B). Reimbursement toward Health & Life Insurance (C). Pay Comparability Adjustment (D). Annual Increase (E). Eligibility for Worker's Compensation (F). 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). (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 US PSCs 98-19: Home Leave under US PSCs 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)
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Address: American Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
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