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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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Larry S. Parr, Fax: 202-776-8761
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OF-612 Application form 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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. PSC - Senior Police Advisor, US Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan Issuance Date: 04/25/2012 Closing Date: 05/28/2012 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-12-033-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference, including contact information 4) Reference the Solicitation Number (PSC-12-033) on all documents 5) Full Mailing Address and Phone Number Submit all proposals via e-mail or facsimile to the attention of: INL/Larry Parr Email: parrls@state.gov Fax: 202-776-8761 Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Larry Parr Email: parrls@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-12-033-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 04/25/2012 3. CLOSING DATE: 05/28/2012 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Midnight, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: Senior Police Advisor 6. MARKET VALUE: $99,628 - $129,517 (FO-1 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Islamabad, Pakistan 8. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below STATEMENT OF DUTIES GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR A. General Statement of Contract Purpose The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control and law enforcement assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the Department of State (DOS). Since 2002, INL's Afghanistan/Pakistan Program Office (INL/AP) through its in-country presence at the Narcotics Affairs Sections (NAS) at US Embassy Islamabad and US Consulate Peshawar, have managed several programs to build the capacity of the Government of Pakistan's (GOP) law enforcement and border security personnel through training, mentoring, equipping, and infrastructure assistance. To date, these programs have built useful relationships and positive results across the country. Law enforcement personnel in Pakistan routinely face improvised explosive device bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, and other terrorism-related contingencies, in additional to standard criminality. Following the deterioration in security in Pakistan's northwest region in 2009, NAS Islamabad quickly and substantially enhanced its law enforcement effort in Pakistan, beginning with an effort to build the capacities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Elite Force through technical support, training, equipping, and infrastructure assistance. Since then, the program has expanded to include police from the remaining provinces, levies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan, and other federal law enforcement entities. Position Elements 1) Supervisory Controls The SPA reports to and receives broad policy guidance and general direction from the NAS Director and Deputy Director. The SPA is responsible for planning and implementing many aspects of organizational and project and logistical operations. The SPA coordinates and communicates with the NAS Islamabad and the INL/AP Pakistan Team. The SPA's actions, decisions, and recommendations are reviewed on the basis of results achieved and conformance with appropriate laws and regulations. The SPA must depend in part on his/her own professional judgment to further the mission of NAS. 2) Guidelines The SPA is recognized as a substantive authority on overall management and/or interpretation of guidance on program and project planning and evaluation in a specialized area. Therefore, guidelines for this position consist of USG and DOS Acquisition Regulations, and accepted legal principles and theories. In addition, incumbent must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied. The incumbent must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, and Department of State financial operating procedures and policies. 3) Complexity Develops detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of the program, and/or develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Coordinating plans with various other groups including international donors, the US Embassy, and the GOP can be complicated. Projects require dynamic leadership and expertise and complex innovation, strict adherence to high-level policy without lower level interpretive assistance, and the ability to single-handedly or in concert with a variety of other stakeholders resolve critical problems and achieve difficult goals that may affect other programs. 4) Scope and Effectiveness The SPA completes extensive assignments in support of DOS, INL, and GOP priorities and activities. Assignments are broad in scope and complicated by many complex features and are technically, administratively, or politically sensitive in nature. 5) Personal Contacts The SPA works closely with the INL Director, Deputy Director, INL staff (including third-party contractors and locally hired staff), and embassy personnel. In addition, the SPA maintains contact with host government officials, other law enforcement agencies as needed, and international and non-governmental organizations. The SPA works closely with INL Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (INL/AP) in Washington DC as well. 6) Travel Frequent travel in and around Pakistan is required with other occasional international travel. 7) Work Environment Primarily, work is conducted in an office setting and sedentary in nature. The position is located at US Embassy Islamabad. 8) Level of Effort The level of effort required over the period of this contract is 100%. The position is full-time, with a minimum of 40 hours per week and based on the core hours of the US Embassy Islamabad. Occasional work on weekends or after regular work hours is required. B. STATEMENT OF WORK The Senior Police Advisor (SPA) will serve as the senior, in-country advisor responsible for implementing NAS Islamabad's civilian law enforcement assistance efforts. The SPA will work within Embassy Islamabad under the direct supervision of the NAS Director and Deputy Director. The SPA will provide expertise to the NAS on all law enforcement matters, coordinating efforts as they relate to mission objectives, the size and structure of the international police presence, USG roles and responsibilities for civilian policing, developing Pakistani law enforcement capacities and institutions, USG police assistance, and training plans. The SPA will provide technical expertise in a wide variety of settings, including internal Embassy meetings, international donor events, and meetings with GOP officials. The SPA will interface with the Embassy Islamabad Country Team, the Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan (ODRP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOS's Bureau for Diplomatic Security/Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (DS/ATA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Justice/International Criminal Investigative Training Program (DOJ/ICITAP) and host country representatives, including entities within Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (MOI). In close coordination with NAS Islamabad and Peshawar staff, the SPA shall perform the following duties: Management 1) Manage law enforcement projects under the guidance and direction of the NAS Director, and keep the Director informed of the details of such implementation, progress, challenges, and recommended solutions, elements include coordination with relevant Pakistani authorities, management of police training, curriculum development, training center and police station construction and operation, logistical and security planning, vendor/contractor coordination, and commodity provision to host nation law enforcement entities 2) Ensure budget for law enforcement programs remain within authorized levels and that funds are being spent in an appropriate, efficient, and effective manner 3) Provide direction and supervision, under the guidance of the NAS Director, to the Deputy Senior Police Advisor, Deputy Police Advisors, and subject matter experts/instructors hired under this program 4) Ensure programming complies with USG requirements and legal restrictions, including Leahy vetting, and is coordinated with related USG police, criminal justice, rule of law, and corrections assistance and programs 5) Assist with recruitment of law enforcement advisors and trainers for the NAS Pakistan program 6) Oversee production of a written weekly report on status of the NAS Pakistan police efforts for disseminated to INL/Washington program officers and relevant members of the Country Team, report shall include activities, progress, challenges, and proposed solutions. Strategic Planning and Advice 1) Serve as the senior police subject matter expert within the Narcotics Affairs Section and advisor on such matters to the NAS Director 2) Develop a detailed implementation plan and timeline for law enforcement assistance programs, efforts include project execution from study period and development, through acquisition, and implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination among vendors, contractors, and Pakistani Government officials 3) Provide policy analysis and program guidance/reporting to the NAS staff and the INL Front Office upon request on law enforcement aspects of current program efforts as well as those in planning or evaluation stages, guidance includes mission objectives, size and structure of the international police training presence, rules of engagement for international police trainers, coordination other Embassy sections, budgeting, development of Pakistani policing capacities and institutions, practical measures to improve US and international capacities to provide police assistance, and training plans 4) Participate in and/or lead assessments of current program efforts in regards to law enforcement capacities and structures in Pakistan; conduct assessments of the impact of ongoing programs; brief senior INL and other Department and interagency officials on assessment outcomes; and, on the basis of those assessments, propose future activities and/or remedial actions Coordination 1) Coordinate all law enforcement efforts with members the Country Team, including ODRP, FBI, DS/ATA, DHS, DOJ/ICITAP, etc., as well as with international donors; the SPA will not have a supervisory role over these members of the Country Team, but will coordinate with all USG law enforcement efforts in Pakistan 2) Participate in senior-level meetings, briefings, seminars, and exercises with USG, Host Nation, and international representatives to develop plans/programs for implementation of police assistance and improve NAS capacities to respond quickly and effectively when new mission initiatives emerge 3) Serves as a designated interlocutor with federal and provincial GOP officials and law enforcement leadership 4) Participate in NAS Islamabad office meetings C. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications 1) US citizenship; Applicants must be physically located in the US and possess the capability to provide a US address for contractual purposes at the time of contract award 2) Ability to obtain and maintain DOS Top Secret security and medical clearances 3) Minimum of ten (10) years experience in US law enforcement operations, management, organizational development, planning and/or training (Time and duties in previous Federal civilian police missions will count toward this total.) 4) Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree from an accredited institution 5) Minimum of twenty (20) years of related experience in the fields of international development, law enforcement, international relations, and/or public administration 6) Demonstrated experience in other international civilian policing missions in active-insurgency, conflict, and/or post-conflict environments 7) Proven excellent oral and written communication skills 8) Proven superior negotiation, interpersonal, and managerial skills 9) Demonstrated experience in planning, strategizing, implementing, and reporting on projects 10) Proven ability to work well with others 11) Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience 12) Proficient in Microsoft Suite Preferred Qualifications 1) Master's Degree from an accredited institution in project management, public administration, law enforcement, international relations, or related field 2) Demonstrated experience working in international civilian policing missions in Pakistan, Iraq, and/or Afghanistan 3) Demonstrated extensive experience in program development, implementation, and management, including preparation of budgets, procurement of goods and services, and monitoring and evaluation, preferably involving law enforcement and training initiatives 4) Demonstrated experience managing large US assistance programs 5) Experience successfully working with and building consensus among high-level contacts 6) Experience working and coordinating closely with (without dictating to) other relevant US government agencies (e.g., Departments of Justice and Defense, USAID). D. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1 International Program Development and Management (23 points) Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing US police assistance programs abroad, including training, equipment, and infrastructure support Factor 2 Interpersonal Skills (19 points) Demonstrated experience developing close, forward-leaning working relationships with host-government interlocutors and working with them in a constructive and respectful manner Factor 3 Subject Area Expertise (13 points) Ability to provide expert police subject matter and policy guidance to senior level policy makers within the Embassy and INL Factor 4 Liaison and Negotiation Skills (13 points) Demonstrated ability to liaise with members of relevant USG agencies (including but not limited to members of an Embassy Country Team), Host National representatives, and the international community in developing and coordinating police programs, as well as to represent INL in these forums Factor 5 Communication Skills (9 points) Ability to communicate complex issues in a timely and concise manner, both orally and in written form Factor 6 Personnel/Team Management (9 points) Ability to effectively lead and supervise others and promote teamwork Factor 7 International Experience (5 points) Experience in working in an overseas high-threat environment Factor 8 Past Performance (9 points) Evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract (In conducting the evaluation, the USG reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources.) E. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range F. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay
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