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VT Class Instructor-Solar Photo-voltaic

Texas, United States
Government : Federal
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THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY - Solicitations are not available at this time. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. The Bureau of Prisons has a future requirement for Solar Photo-voltaic Instructor Services for inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) and Satellite Prison Camp (SCP) located in Dublin, CA. The NAICS Code is 611210(Size Standard: $22.0 million). This solicitation is being issued as restricted to small businesses. All duties shall be performed in accordance with standards and methods generally accepted within the industry and in compliance with all Federal and State policies and regulations. The contractor will provide services in accordance with the Statement of Work. The contractor shall not be a self-employed individual or individual employed by a post-secondary institution. The contract must be between FCI Dublin and a post-secondary institution, vocational training school, or industry-based school. The occupational education program must fall under the provider's umbrella of accreditation and lead to transferrable credits resulting in an accredited certificate. Providers must be accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. If required for employment, certification tests from outside organizations may be administered to individual inmates upon completion of a specific occupational education program. However, the individual skill competency certification will not replace the training program's overall accreditation. The contractor shall be recognized by the Department of Education as an Accredited Institution of Post-Secondary Education. All contract staff assigned to provide instructional services as part of the resulting contract must be certified in the general field of Post-Secondary Education with certification in their area of expertise. Contract teachers shall be certified to teach in the State of California. The contractor shall also provide pre-approved and qualified personnel who will act as substitute instructors in the event of a scheduled instructor's absence. The occupational education program must lead to an accredited certificate, qualifying inmates for at least an entry-level position of employment. Four-year degree programs and programs in liberal arts/general studies are not authorized, although limited and specific courses of a liberal arts/general studies nature may be permitted if directly related to preparation for a specific occupation or vocation. The contractor shall provide vocational training and instruction, in the field of Solar Photovoltaic Installation. The program must be in appliance with the Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5353-01, Occupational Education Program, and the Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5300.21, Education, Training and Leisure Time Program Standard. The Solar Photovoltaic Training program would consist of a minimum of 150 hours of instruction per certification, Certificate of completion, On-site, proctored administration of NABCEP Certification exam, On-site proctored administration of OSHA-10 Certification. The contractor shall be responsible for, but not limited to:
1. Work with an inmate population form a variety of cultural, racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
2. The contractor shall wear business casual/work appropriate attire and adhere to the rules and policies of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Dublin standard of conduct.
3. Provide and supply equipment, text and workbooks, certification exams, all materials needed to enhance the program.
4. Intro to Photovoltaic, Safety and General Concepts, Solar radiation fundamentals, Photovoltaic panel fundamental, electrical principles, Repair and Maintenance. Technical Math and Conduct bending.

The period of performance for Solar Photovoltaic Training Program would consist of a minimum of 150 hours of instruction for each certificate. A session is defined as one hour. The contractor will normally provide six (6) one hour sessions per day, 5 days per week, excluding Federal Holidays. Work hours will normally be between 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. These hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. The contractor shall not normally exceed 30 hours per week, but must meet a minimum of 150 total instructional hours. Certificate of completion, industry-accepted certification. On-site, proctored administration of NABCEP Certification exam, On-site proctored administration of OSHA-10 Certification all work must be scheduled to complete within this timeframe. Any modifications or extensions shall be requested through FCI Dublin Contracting Office and contractor office for review and discussion. The Contractor must be a community or junior college staff listed in the directory entitled Accredited Institutions of Higher Education, Western Association of Schools and College. The Government contemplates awarding a requirements-type contract with firm-fixed unit prices resulting from the forthcoming solicitation. A Government solicitation document to provide these services is being developed, and a contract may or may not result. Market research is being conducted to determine interest and capability of potential sources for this requirement. All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary. The Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government. The solicitation will be made available on or about November 4, 2019 and will be distributed solely through the Federal Business Opportunities website at Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The site provides downloading instructions. All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will also be distributed solely through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. Please note: All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is If you have questions about the System for Award Management (SAM), Government procurements in general, or need assistance in the preparation of your quote, a local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) may be able to help. The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the Government marketplace. To locate a PTAC near you, go to

Keith A Dupas, Contract Officer, Phone 972-352-4530, Fax 972-352-4545, Email

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