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Police Aviation (ARAVI) Logistics Advisor - Solicitation - SF-171

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Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Oct 05, 2018
Category: Miscellaneous
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Grants, Acquisitions, Procurement and Policy Division (INL/RM/GAPP), SA-4 Navy Hill, South Building, 2430 E Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, 20037, United States


SF-171 Continuation Sheet SF-171 Solicitation 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. Police Aviation (ARAVI) Logistics Advisor Bogota, Colombia Issuance Date: 10/05/2018 Closing Date: 10/22/2018 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-19-004-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. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) 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. HOW TO APPLY 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. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates the Department of State to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit the Department of State to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1)Form SF 171 (Completed and signed) 2)Resume 3)Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information Note: Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERANS PREFERENCE Veterans preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NONDISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Dominique Chittum E-mail: ChittumDA@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Dominique Chittum E-mail: ChittumDA@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1.SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-19-004-INL 2.ISSUANCE DATE: 10/05/2018 3.CLOSING DATE: 10/22/2018 4.TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5.POSITION TITLE: INL Police Aviation (ARAVI) Logistics Advisor 6.MARKET VALUE: $85,181 - $125,091 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7.PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years 8.PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Bogota, Colombia 9.JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The U.S. Department of States (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has program authority derived from the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA). Under the FAA, INL is responsible for providing assistance to host governments to develop and implement effective counter narcotics, anticrime, and border control programs. INL is part of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) within the Department of State (DOS). INLs mission is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its citizens by providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation. The INL section at U.S. Embassy Bogota, established in 1985, is among the largest and most complex INL offices in the world. INL Bogota is charged with developing strategies and programs to achieve international narcotics control, law enforcement, and justice foreign policy objectives. Purpose: This position supports the U.S. Embassy/International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) in Bogota, Colombia, with the actual workplace located at the Colombian National Police Base (CNP) in Guaymaral in northern Bogota. The position oversees all facets of logistical support provided to the Colombian National Police (CNP) in support of 59 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft supported by the INL Police Aviation Program (INL/ARAVI). The position also assists in providing government technical oversight of the INL/ARAVI aviation support contract, particularly the logistics, procurement and freight forwarding portions of that contract. The Logistics Advisor will oversee the development and implementation of all logistical support requirements to include procurements through a variety of commercial and military sources. The advisor will manage a supply technician in support of logistical functions of ARAVI. The position reviews, develops, implements and/or contributes to a wide variety of plans, policies and procedures for supporting INL/ARAVI assets and reports to the ARAVI Senior Aviation Advisor. Relationship: The INL/ARAVI Logistics Advisor will serve as a principal advisor to INL/ARAVI Program Manager and report directly to the INL/ARAVI Senior Aviation Advisor for all matters related to Logistics. As the INL/ARAVI Logistics Adviser, is delegated the authority as the Contracting Officers Representative (COR), 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 Contractors 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 governments requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Oversee and evaluate contractor logistical activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures, in support of a fleet of 59 CNP-operated, USG-supported aircraft, and working under the direct supervision of the INL/ARAVI Program Management team. If deficiencies exist, develop a corrective action plan and ensure implementation and follow-up occurs. 2.Manage and oversee implementation of the On-the-Job Training program for logistics personnel. 3.Responsible for the development and accuracy of aircraft inventories, to include Federal Aviation Inventory Reporting System via INL/A, ownership determinations, titling transfers, and nationalization. 4.Responsible for the End Use Monitoring inventories and reporting. 5.Responsible for the nationalization inventories, development of transfer documents, and resolving any discrepancies. 6.Identify training requirements and assist in the development of instruction to the CNP personnel in procedures and processes for effective inventory control and management systems covering all aspects of material management, by developing, coordinating, organizing, and implementing comprehensive logistical support procedures for the program. 7.Manage the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and direct commercial repair and return programs. Ensure accurate inventory control programs to track investment items by location and supply service condition. Oversee supply discretionary reports for FMs and property repair programs. Provide guidance to the CNP and contractor personnel in adhering to proper procedures to take advantage of material warranties. 8.Oversee program consumption and stockage levels to ensure stockage sufficient to support program operations. Ensure the CNP and contractor personnel use the best supply sources for equipment, parts, tools, exchanges, overhauls, modification, services, and supplies. 9.Optimize space utilization of CNP warehouses and reduce man-hours lost through efficient management of the Demilitarization and/or Disposition of obsolete/excess spare parts, equipment and tools, in coordination with CNP, INL Bogota, and U.S. Military Group. 10.Supervise the Shipping Assistant to ensure all importations and exportations adhere to established procedures, and minimizes delays and costs to the USG. 11.Perform duties as Contractor Officers Representative-Government Technical Monitor, and assists in the development of the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan for the logistics section. 12.Identify developmental and training needs, find alternatives to improve the quality of work, and develop performance standards for the CNP. 13.Collect, review, and analyze logistics data and trends in order to accurately advise the CNP on appropriate stockage levels, and reorder points. Oversee the Quarterly Inventory Review Board that the CNP and contractor conduct. 14.Assist the Aviation Maintenance Advisor with logistical support that affects the overall maintenance effort. 15.Assist and advise the CNP in all aspects of their logistics program, to include ordering and obtaining necessary replacement parts, equipment/tools, armaments, ammunition, and petroleum products. Trainings and Distance Learning Courses: 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. 3.If applicable - Completes the mandatory Foreign Affairs Counter-Threat (FACT) Course (OT610) prior to deployment to Post. Minimum Qualifications: 1.U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Department of State Secret level security and medical clearances. 2.Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution or an Associates Degree in a logistics-related field and ten (10) years of aviation logistics experience. 3.A minimum of fifteen (15) years of documented experience as a military or governmental aviation logistics officer, to include a minimum of seven (7) years managing aviation logistics programs. 4.Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 5.Spanish language ability at the Foreign Service Institute Level R/3 S/3 or the Defense Language Proficiency test (DLPT) level 3/3. 6.Demonstrated familiarity with maintenance and logistics requirements for Bell HUEY- II and Sikorsky UH-60 helicopters. 7.Demonstrated knowledge of US FAA, US military or INL safety standards and procedures. 8.Demonstrated familiarity with USG procurement procedures. 9.Demonstrated familiarity with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), commercial sources for aviation parts, and with End Use Monitoring and demilitarization requirements. 10.Demonstrated ability to effectively work under stressful and challenging conditions with minimal supervision. Work Environment: The work is primarily conducted in an office or aircraft hangar. Frequent travel and temporary living at austere field operating locations is required. The incumbent will travel to locations in the tropics or mountainous, high altitude terrain, which involves significant physical exertion. Some field sites have been declared hazardous duty locations due to hostile activities of the narco-traffickers and subversive elements and therefore pose significant risk to the incumbent while at these sites. Evaluation Criteria FACTOR 1: (25 points) Demonstrated experience in maintenance and logistics requirements for Bell HUEY- II, Sikorsky UH-60 helicopters. Demonstrated knowledge of civilian, US government, US Department of Defense, or INL logistical procedures and policies. FACTOR 2:(25 points) Demonstrated experience and knowledge of USG procurement and logistics procedures and regulations, budget development, and execution. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), End Use Monitoring, and demilitarization requirements. FACTOR 3:(25 points) Demonstrated experience in oversight and evaluation of aviation logistics support contracts or contractor activity, to include areas such as procurements, supply functions, supply accountability, supply flow, stockage levels, inventory control, and excess control. Demonstrated experience as a COR, GTM, or senior management experience on U.S. government contracts, to include periodic written evaluations and inspections of contractors activities. FACTOR 4:(25 points) Past Performance evaluation of applicants ability to perform duties as outlined in this SOW. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. INL will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicants writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, INL reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE •Employees FICA/Medicare Contribution •Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance •Pay Comparability Adjustment •Annual Increase •Eligibility for Workers Compensation •Annual, Sick and Home Leave •401K Plan •MEDVAC (provided by DOS Med) ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE •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

Original Point of Contact

POC Dominique A. Chittum,

Place of Performance

Bogota, Colombia
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