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R -- Administration of the Inter-American Foundationís Program of Grassroots Development Fellowships

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
541611 — Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Contracting Office
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD), Division of Procurement, Avery 5F, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-5312, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Gina Hanna, Fax: 304-480-7204
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
The Bureau of Public Debt (Public Debt) is assessing the market to gain information about the procurement of services for the Administration of the Inter-American Foundation's Program of Grassroots Development Fellowships. The Contractor shall assist the IAF in developing the cadre of specialists in grassroots development as it relates to Latin America and the Caribbean, through the efficient solicitation and processing of applications for fellowships between September and April each year of the contract, and the expeditious administration of awards to 15 students initiating their research period between June 1 and May 31. The Contractor shall also organize and manage the logistics for an annual mid-term conference attended by the Fellows, the Academic Review Committee that selected them, and IAF and Contractor staff. Duties shall include identifying, in consultation with the IAF, the conference date and site, procuring adequate on-site facilities, preparing materials, organizing technical support and assuring appropriate lodging, in-country transportation and food services. In consultation with IAF staff, and in compliance with guidelines issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circulars A-133 and A-110, the contractor shall provide primary administrative oversight and management of the IAF Program of Grassroots Development Fellowships, for supporting field research conducted at research sites in Latin American and the Caribbean by Ph.D. candidates enrolled in U.S. universities. Interested vendors must demonstrate the following in your response: • Professional experience managing, in compliance with U.S. Government Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-133 and A-110, a program of fellowship grants supporting research conducted outside the U.S. by graduate-level students. • Professional experieince assembling academic review committees drawn from a broad pool of distinguished scholars. • Professional experience organizing conferences and seminars outside of the U.S., including all logistical arrangements. • Professional experience that demonstrates an awareness of the current political, economic and cultural context in Latin America and the Caribbean. Interested vendors must provide the following information in your response: • The name and location of your company, contact information, DUNS # and identifification of the company as one or more of the following: 1) small business; 2) 8(a) business; 3) HUBZone small business; 4) small disadvantaged business; 5) woman-owned small business; 6) service disabled veteran owned small business, or 7) large business. • Information that clearly indicates your capability to meet the above requirements. Provide the name and contact information for customers, current or previous, for which you have provided services similar to the ones that we require. No other information regarding this RFI will be provided at this time. This notice does not restrict the Government to an ultimate acquisition approach. All firms responding to this sources sought notice are advised that the response is not a request that will be considered for contract award. All interested parties will be required to respond to any resultant solicitation separately from their response to this sources sought notice. The information being requested is for planning purposes only. The Government does not intend to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information requested. The Government will assess the ability of the market to meet the needs as stated above based on the information received. The vendor must identify their business size classification (i.e. SDVOSB or HUBZone), as well as provide any available contract vehicles, such as a GSA Schedule. Dependent upon the results of this market survey, BPD may subsequently issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire the needed services. Electronic submissions shall be e-mailed to psb3@bpd.treas.gov to the attention of Gina Hanna and must reference RFI-IAF-12-0019. The following file extensions are not allowable and application materials/data submitted with these extensions cannot be considered:.bat,.cmd,.com,.exe,.pif,.rar,.scr,.vbs,.hta,.cpl, and.zip files. Microsoft Office compatible documents are acceptable. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 2:00PM ET, Thursday, September 29, 2011.
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