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Notice Date
Notice Type
Special Notice
611430 — Professional and Management Development Training
Contracting Office
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (M/CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300, Washington, District of Columbia, 20237, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Myria ED Carpenter, Phone: 202-382-7861, Herman P Shaw, Phone: 202-382-7856
E-Mail Address
mecarpen@ibb.gov, hshaw@bbg.gov
(mecarpen@ibb.gov, hshaw@bbg.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), Voice of America (VOA), and Division of Training and Development are seeking qualified trainers to teach Radio, Television, Internet, and/or Multi-Media news broadcasting courses in Washington, DC. Courses will be taught in the following subject matter areas: Television Journalism Delivering Effective Stand-ups and Live Shots Hosting a Show: Becoming an Interesting, Effective Interviewer Studio Skills Practicum for Anchors and Hosts: Using the TelePrompTer Television Makeup and Wardrobe for Anchors and Reporters On-Camera Studio Skills: Sounding Conversational Covering Traumatic Events Radio Journalism Hosting a Show: Becoming an Interesting, Effective Interviewer Radio On-Air Skills: Sounding Conversational Advanced Radio Production Internet Journalism Internet Headline Writing Journalism on the Internet Web Content Writing Broadcast Journalism Writing Skills Broadcast Journalism Refresher Workshop Writing Effective Radio Scripts Writing Effective Television Scripts Media Writing The VOA broadcasts in English and 44 other languages. The languages are as follows: Afan Oromo, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Creole, Croatian, Dari, French, Georgian, Greek, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Mandarin, Ndebele, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese. Courses will be taught in English to International Broadcasters who speak English and the native language. The following general information pertains to the above-listed courses: 1) Courses are taught on a contract basis at IBB headquarters in Washington, DC. 2) Contractor candidates may be required to undergo a background security investigation and successfully pass the IBB's security clearance process in order to receive course assignments. 3) Contractor candidates must be willing to work on an "as-required" basis, depending on when the Division of Training and Development needs to present a particular course. 4) Courses are contracted for strictly on an "as needed" basis. The IBB, Division of Training and Development makes no guarantees on the number of courses that contractors can expect to teach. 5) The Government is obligated to inspect all contractor performed work to insure that it fully satisfies the Government's requirements. The Government is further obligated to reject all work that fails to meet Government-specified requirements. (6) The contractor shall supply all personnel, materials, equipment, and transportation etc. required to perform work. (7) Courses are generally 2-3 hours in length. The following technical evaluation factors are used by the IBB, Division of Training and Development to evaluate prospective contractors: (1) Past experience in training professional broadcasters to be effective on-air and multi-media presenters. (2) Demonstrated ability to work with participants from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and experience with international broadcasting. (3) Newspaper, wire service, radio or television experience; (4) Ability to explain complex issues in clear, logical terms that can be understood by a variety of International Broadcasters; and (5) Documented (i.e., education/training and/or practical experience) knowledge of the principles and practices of journalistic writing, editing, and Internet publishing. Prospective contractors are hereby notified that the basis for award will be based on best value; with technical evaluation factors being more important than the prospective contractor's proposed hourly price. Prospective contractors must submit a price proposal based on a hourly or course basis and the price proposal must be submitted in a separate envelope from the resume and other supporting technical materials submitted. Individuals who are interested in and believe that they have the experience and capabilities to teach one or more of the above-stated news broadcasting course may submit written inquiries for additional information and/or submit their written statement(s) of interest, technical qualifications. Prospective contractors should submit their cost estimates based on the following options for presentation length; 1) mini-sessions of 2-hours or less, 2) half day sessions of 2.5 to 4 hours and 3) full day sessions of 6 to 8 hours in length. Courses can be made up of multiple sessions of a particular length, e.g., a writing class may be 4 2-hour sessions over a 4 week period. Contractors should provide a per session cost for each of these three length options. Prospective contractors should submit their cost information and pertinent experience for proposing to contract for one or more of the above-listed courses with the IBB, Division of Training and Development to: Myria Carpenter Contract Specialist Broadcasting Board of Governors International Broadcasting Bureau Room 4007 Switzer Building 330 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20237 mcarpen@bbg.gov FAX (202) 382-7870 Any written inquiries and/or contract proposals responding to this Public Notice may be submitted to the above-listed POCs at any time up to the July 30, 2010 expiration date of this Public Notice. This Notice is not a RFQ, RFP, or IFB. Contracting Office Address: 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington, District of Columbia 20237 United States
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Address: 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20237, United States
Zip Code: 20237
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