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Biological and Ecological Studies MATOC

Oregon, United States
Government : Military
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is soliciting an Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Biological and Ecological Studies, to be performed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portland, Seattle, and Walla Walla Districts' Areas of Responsibility (AORs). The Portland, Seattle, and Walla Walla Districts require a range of biological and ecological services specific to the Columbia River Basin. These services will primarily be required in the Pacific Northwest, Columbia, Snake, and Willamette Basins, but may be required anywhere within the stated Districts' AORs.

This work will support USACE's mission to continually improve habitat and passage conditions for anadromous fish where they are effected by operation of dams and respond to litigation-related issues associated with implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Endangered Species Act (ESA) and resulting FCRPS Biological Opinions (BiOps). Work may include studies and investigations of behavior, physiology, ecology, injury rates, survival rates, abundance, and population dynamics of fish, birds, and/or other organisms. Components of the investigations may include literature reviews, study planning and execution, research or monitoring, data analysis, and data management. Typical deliverables include data and/or reports detailing the outcomes of the study or data collected. Work may be conducted in a laboratory, in the field, at a hydroelectric site, or other locations as necessary.

This solicitation is a total small business set-aside under NAICS 541690 - Other Scientific & Technical Consulting Services, which has a size standard of $15,000,000.00. The Federal Service Code is B516 - Special Studies/Analysis- Animal/Fisheries. The acquisition will be subject to the procedures of FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation and the source selection will be conducted by utilizing Best Value Tradeoff (BVTO) source selection procedures.

The Government intends to award up to five (5) IDIQ contracts resulting from this solicitation to form the MATOC pool. Task orders under these contracts will be used for projects of varying size and complexity. Work under these contracts may require contractors to provide services simultaneously in multiple locations.

Submission requirements, submission instructions, and evaluation criteria are stated within the Solicitation. Attachment templates have been uploaded to with the solicitation.

All inquiries regarding this solicitation must be submitted via the ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System. Telephone and email inquiries will not be accepted. Instructions on how to access the ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System are within the Solicitation. No response will be posted to inquiries after the Close of Business on the third (3rd) business day preceding the solicitation due date. All prospective offerors will be held to have reviewed the questions and responses in ProjNet prior to proposal submission.

Offerors must ensure registration in the System for Award Management database at prior to any contract award.

The Government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing a response to this solicitation notice or any follow-up information request.

The Portland District's point of contact for small business questions or assistance is:
Carol McIntyre, District Small Business Specialist
Direct: 503-808-4602

Please note that Class Deviation 2019-O0003, Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business, which establishes procedures for subcontracting with a "similarly situated entity" with respect to satisfying the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, applies to this procurement.


Brooke L. Patterson, Contract Specialist, Phone 5038084618, Email - Ryan S. Shoemaker, Phone 5038084628, Email

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