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Senior Police Advisor

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Senior Police Advisor
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Issuance Date: 05/23/2016
Closing Date: 06/23/2016

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.

This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award.

Offerors proposal 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. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process.

Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages:
1)    Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)
2)    Resume
3)    Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information


Veteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214.

Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:
INL/Janette Dull

Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:
INL/Janette Dull

INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal.

2.    ISSUANCE DATE: 05/23/2016
3.    CLOSING DATE: 06/23/2016
5.    POSITION TITLE: Senior Police Advisor
6.    MARKET VALUE: $83,173 - $122,142 (FS-02 Equivalent)
7.    PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years
8.    PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
9.    JOB DESCRIPTION: See below

The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section in Honduras implements programs funded by the US Department of State's (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP). The Bureau is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and supervision of international narcotics control, law enforcement activities, and international criminal justice issues for the DOS.

The purpose of the personal service contract is to provide a Senior Police Advisor who will serve in Honduras on the full range of law enforcement issues, evaluate training, and assisting the Honduran National Police with implementing "best practices" for reducing crime against vulnerable populations, including indigenous groups, rural communities, women, children, and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and/or Intersex (LGBTI) community and other criminal activities within specific targeted communities and the country in general. The Senior Police Advisor will manage projects/programs that provide technical law enforcement expertise, policy guidance, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve law enforcement response to crimes against vulnerable populations, policing techniques, and reduce criminal activity within targeted communities.

The Senior Police Advisor is expected to provide significant input in strategic planning and development of possible future law enforcement programs in Honduras, especially as it relates to vulnerable populations. The Senior Police Advisor may also provide assistance to the new Honduran National Police and Public Ministry to increase Honduran investigative and prosecutorial capacity to combat impunity related to major crimes. The Senior Police Advisor may supervise a police reform program and other programs designed to enhance the capabilities and capacity of the Government of Honduras (GOH) in all areas involving citizen safety.

The Senior Police Advisor will coordinate programs with other Honduran entities, INL community policing advisors, INL counter narcotics, reform, and other police advisors, and/or contractors working for the INL program in Honduras, and other International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Sections/Offices.

The Senior Police Advisor will support and advise INL/H efforts to assist the GOH as follows:

1.    Reviews and assess the organizational and operational capacities of the Honduran government, including National police and local actors. In consultation with the INL/H, develops and maintains an assistance plan that will promote effective and sustainable policing practices.
2.    Establishes collaborative partnerships in the community between the Honduran government and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

3.    Assists the Honduran government to develop best practices to oversee, coordinate, and administer crime reduction related educational and development classes/programs for various community organizations and schools.

4.    Advises on, initiates, and coordinates activities related to preventing/reducing crime in Honduras, and improving Honduran National Police effectiveness in investigating major crimes (e.g. homicides, extortions, kidnappings, drug trafficking, money laundering, etc.).

5.    Assists the Honduran government to implement, oversee, and coordinate best practices for achieving the goal of crime reduction at the precinct or higher level.

6.    Works with the other INL advisors to identify Honduran National Police personnel training needs. Proposes training options/course availability in the region or the U.S.

7.    Works with the other INL advisors to execute projects in accordance with the objectives and terms established in Letters of Agreement, Model Precinct Work Plans, or similar documents.

8.    Provides advice and assistance in the preparation of procurement documentation for technical services, training, and commodities as well as monitoring procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery and acceptance of procured items.

9.    Works with the INL personnel to prepare quarterly and annual progress reports regarding each precinct project. Prepares an annual strategic plan for each project of responsibility.

10.    Attends meetings with U.S. and host-government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings.

11.    Supervises the work of Locally Employed Staff (LES) as required and may have Contractor Officer Representative (COR) oversight duties.


1.    Completes the Contracting Officer Representative (PA296) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within 120 days of arriving at Post.

2.    Completes the Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within the first six (6) months of arriving at Post.

The Senior Police Advisor reports to the INL Programs Officer at US Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras and will have working relationships with other Foreign Service Officers (Director, Deputy, etc.), Personal Service Contractors and Third Party Contractors.

The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development.

In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer.

Deliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved.

Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following:

1.    INL/POST Director(s) and;
2.    INL/Program Officer

Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports.

The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report.

When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type.

The PSC performs broad and extensive assignments related to a complex administrative/financial program spanning the full-range of citizen safety, law enforcement, rule of law, and counter narcotics programs in Honduras, which is of significant interest to the public and to Congress.

1.    U.S. Citizen, able to obtain/maintain a DOS Secret Security and Medical Clearances.

2.    Graduate of an accredited U.S. University with a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

3.    Demonstrated five (5) years supervisory experience.

4.    Demonstrated five (5) years Program Management experience.

5.    Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with high-level officials (governmental and non-governmental.)

6.    Demonstrated relevant work experience in law enforcement, program management, training, and problem-solving methodologies.

7.    Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives; as well as with local community members and groups.

8.    Demonstrated ability to develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, procedures, and work standards.

9.    Demonstrated ability to prepare and recommend long-range plans, development of specific proposals for action, experience in the preparation and administration of an annual budget.

10.    Ability to write and speak Spanish at an advanced level.

11.    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and able to prepare a wide variety of reports or presentations.

12.    Physically able to reside in Honduras in the areas of Tegucigalpa, or other as assigned, and travel throughout the region.

13.    Knowledge and experience with U.S. Government (USG) regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.

1.    Experience as a Tribal Police Officer or work experience with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police on law enforcement issues with Indian tribes and reservations.

2.    Experience working in Community Policing, specifically developing community partnerships, engaging in problem solving, and implementing community policing organizational features.

3.    Experience as a Lieutenant or above in a city or municipal Police Department responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the city/municipalities police services and law enforcement program to include; patrols, investigations, and administrative support services.

4.    Experience as a military 0-4/0-5 serving as an operations officer, plans officer, or commander.

5.    Experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer or as a military officer in a command capacity with security related duties in an organization of at least twenty-five (25) personnel and having attained a rank equivalent to a civilian police lieutenant.

6.    Police program experience, such as experience with police liaison activities and establishing a police presence in difficult high-crime zones/areas.

The PSC shall be able to use a furnished with office space, a computer, office telephone, and other supplies needed for job requirements. This property will be owned and maintained by the Department of State.

Internal: : INL/H Director, INL/H Deputy Director, INL/H Project Officers, Community Policing Advisor, Regional Gang Advisor (INL/RGI) and CARSI Staff, GSO, FMO, USAID.

External: Honduran National Police Representatives, Ministry of Security, Prison Directorate, Non-Governmental Organizations, other INL Contractors.

There is a potential exposure to verbal and physical threats from criminal elements and job related mental stress because of the high-risk environment that will be encountered.

•    Host Country Liaison
•    Program Management
•    Planning and Development of Strategies and Crime Reduction Programs
•    Training Coordination and Planning

U.S. Colombia Bilateral Action Plan, Regional Gang Initiative Plan of Action and Annual Progress Reports, INL Handbook, INL Honduras Country Strategy, Integrated Country Strategy for Honduras

1.    If applicable - Consultations with the INL Program Office may be required.


FACTOR 1:    Development/Implementation    (30 points)

Offeror's relevant experience planning and developing law enforcement strategies and police reform programs; ability to coordinate with host-country civilian and police officials, non-profit organizations, civil society, and the donor community; ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural and overseas environment; and experience deploying techniques for improved police institutions, notably human rights and modern police philosophies. Prior experience in Central America strongly preferred.

FACTOR 2:    Relevant Experience    (30 points)

Offeror's capability to serve as a role model for trying new approaches and building collaborative relationships to implement improved policing methodologies, especially in remote high-crime areas, and use position to influence and educate others. Demonstrated ability to emphasize and reinforce modern police philosophy vision, values, and mission within an organization to support and articulate a commitment for improved policing techniques, with human right equities, as the dominant way of doing business.

FACTOR 3:    Knowledge and Ability    (25 points)

Offeror's knowledge of program management, concepts, practices, and principles to analyze and develop recommendations for program implementation and USG objectives. Demonstrated ability to manage resources, influence by design, and effectively collaborate to further goals, objectives, and activities.

FACTOR 4:    Past Performance    (15 points)

Past Performance of applicant's ability to perform duties assigned related to the position. (Evaluator may use all evaluation information available at the time of the evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from references or other sources).

For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements.


•    Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution
•    Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance
•    Pay Comparability Adjustment
•    Annual Increase
•    Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
•    Annual, Sick and Home Leave
•    401K Plan
•    MEDVAC Reimbursement

•    Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post
•    Housing Allowance
•    Post Allowance
•    Supplemental Post Allowance
•    Maintenance Allowance (SMA)
•    Education Allowance
•    Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary)
•    Post Hardship Differential
•    Danger Pay
•    Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

Janette R. Dull, Email

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