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Senior Police Advisor - SF-171 - Solicitation

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Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Oct 30, 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


Solicitation SF-171 continuation sheet SF-171 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. Senior Police Advisor Tegucigalpa, Honduras Issuance Date: 10/30/2018 Closing Date: 11/14/2018 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-19-011-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-19-011-INL 2.ISSUANCE DATE: 10/30/2018 3.CLOSING DATE: 11/14/2018 4.TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5.POSITION TITLE: INL Senior Police 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: Tegucigalpa, Honduras 9.JOB DESCRIPTION: See below A. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) in Honduras implements programs funded by the U.S. Department of States (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 (PSC) is to provide a Senior Police Advisor who will serve in Honduras on the full range of law enforcement issues confronting the Honduran National Police (HNP), evaluate training, and assist the HNP with implementing "best practices" to reduce narcotics and gang-related crime and violence, and other criminal activities. 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 policing techniques and reduce narco-trafficking/gang activity throughout Honduras. The Senior Police Advisor may provide significant input in strategic planning and development of possible future law enforcement projects in Honduras, notably counter-narcotics projects aimed at stemming the flow of illicit drugs through Honduras. The Senior Police Advisor will serve as INLs main point of contact for Counter-Narcotics and Interdiction related projects, often working with the interagency (DEA, FBI, DHS, USCG, and DOD) to design and implement strategies and projects intended to increase interdiction capacity in Honduras. In addition, the Senior Police Advisor will provide assistance to the Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF), which seeks to increase Honduran investigative and prosecutorial capacity to combat impunity in the laundering of proceeds from narco-trafficking. The Senior Police Advisor will coordinate programs with Honduran government entities, interagency partners working on counter-narcotics programming on behalf of the U.S. Embassy, other INL offices in the region, and other police advisors and/or contractors working for the INL program in Honduras. B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Senior Police Advisor will support and advise INL in Honduras (INL/H) efforts to assist the Government of Honduras (GOH) as follows: 1.Review and assess the organizational and operational capacities of the Honduran government, including the Honduran National Police and local actors, on narcotics interdictions and other counter-narcotics operations. In consultation with INL/H Leadership, develop and maintain an assistance plan that will promote effective and sustainable policing practices with a focus on illegal drugs. 2.Establish collaborative partnerships between the Honduran government and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police. 3.Assist the Honduran government to develop best practices to oversee, coordinate, and establish a credible anti-narcotics program aimed at stemming the flow of illicit drugs through Honduras destined for the United States. 4.Advise on, initiate, and coordinate activities related to preventing/reducing crime in Honduras, and improving Honduran National Police effectiveness in investigating major crimes and executing counter-narcotics activities aimed at stemming the flow of illicit drugs through Honduras. 5.Assist the Honduran government to implement, oversee, and coordinate best practices for achieving the goal of crime reduction and the interdiction of illicit drugs. 6.Work with the other INL advisors to identify Honduran National Police personnel training needs. Propose training options/course availability in the region or the United States. 7.Work with the other INL advisors to execute projects in accordance with the objectives and terms established in Letters of Agreement, Work Plans, or similar documents. 8.Provide 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.Work with the INL personnel to prepare quarterly and annual progress reports. Prepare an annual strategic plan for each project of responsibility. 10.Supervise other PSCs and Locally Employed Staff (LES) and manage Third Party Contractors (TPCs) operating under their purview. 11.Attend meetings with U.S. and host-government officials as requested, including regional working group meetings. B.1 TRAININGS & 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.Completes the required Grants Officer Representative distance learning (DL) courses through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and obtains GOR certification within 90 days of arriving at Post. Certification must continue throughout life of contract. 4.Completes the Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT) course (CT650) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) prior to arriving at Post. 5.Completes INL 101 Training within first year at Post. 6.Completes online EEO and Harassment Training within thirty days of arriving at Post. 7.If applicable - Consultations with the INL Program Office may be required. C. RELATIONSHIP The Senior Police Advisor reports to an INL Program Officer at U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Senior Police Advisor is required to have effective and professional relationships with all members of the INL/H team, coordinating efforts across programs, and ensuring an efficient and positive work environment. The Contracting Officers 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 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. D. DELIVERABLES Deliverables are required under this PSC and shall include: weekly, monthly, and annual status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, and special reports when required as well as the "Completion of Assignment Report," which shall be a comprehensive review of the projects in which the Senior Police Advisor was involved. On a weekly basis, the Senior Police Advisor will provide program highlights and other information toward section reporting. On a monthly and annual basis, the Senior Police Advisor shall provide status, highlights, and challenges reports to the INL Programs Officer at U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa and others as required or requested. The Senior Police Advisor will assist the metrics reporter for INL/H to ensure full and accurate information is provided appropriately. The Senior Police Advisor shall provide ad hoc special reports when requested. E. COMPLEXITY This position involves planning, organizing and completing financial and organizational analysis of enormous complexity. Due to the high visibility and political sensitivity of the issues in which INL is involved, there is extreme difficulty in identifying the nature of the issues and planning, organizing and determining the scope and depth of studies/audits to be undertaken. The PSC is expected to address difficult scenarios by separating the substantive nature of the programs or issues into their components and determining the nature and magnitude of programs or issues, as well as in discerning the intent of the legislation and policy statements and determining how to translate the intent into program actions. F. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESS 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. G. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance for this contract is twelve (12) months from the date of award with four (4) optional one-year extensions. H. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1.U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Department of State Secret level security and medical clearances. 2.Graduate of an accredited U.S. university with a Bachelors Degree or higher; or a minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer. 3.Demonstrated five (5) years of supervisory experience. 4.Demonstrated five (5) years of police program experience, such as experience with police liaison activities, counter-narcotics policing, and narcotics interdiction efforts. Demonstrated experience in the design, management, and oversight of international foreign assistance projects. 5.Demonstrated experience in policing tactics and theories, the management of resources, and working with partner nation policing programs. 6.Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with high-level officials, governmental and non-governmental. 7.Demonstrated relevant work experience in law enforcement program management, training, and problem-solving methodologies. Demonstrated experience managing U.S. Government (USG) contracts, grants, inter-agency agreements, and/or donations to international organizations. 8.Demonstrated experience in metrics and evaluation, reporting, and program budget execution. 9.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. 10.Demonstrated relevant work experience in establishing and advising counter-narcotics units in Latin America. 11.Ability to write and speak Spanish at the FSI 3/3 Level and English at the 4/4 Level. 12. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USG regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics. I. GOVERNMENT -FURNISHED EQUIPMENT The PSC shall be able to use a furnished 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. J. PERSONAL CONTACTS •Internal: INL/H Director, INL/H Deputy Director, INL/H Management Officer, INL/H Program Officers, other INL program managers, Inter-Agency Partners (DEA, FBI, DHS, and DOD), INL/WHP Staff, GSO, FMO, and USAID. •External: Honduran National Police Representatives, Ministry of Security, Public Ministry, the Honduran Navy, non-governmental organizations, and other INL contractors and advisors. K. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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. L. GUIDELINES 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, INL Functional Bureau Strategy, U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America, U.S. Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, U.S. National Drug Control Strategy. M. EVALUATION FACTORS Factor 1Coordination and Collaboration (30 points) Demonstrated relevant experience planning and developing counter-narcotics and interdiction programs; ability to coordinate with host-country civilian and police officials, and donor community; ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural and overseas environment; and experience deploying techniques for improved police institutions, notably counter-narcotics and modern police philosophies. Demonstrated ability to advise program officers on project implementation and provide guidance on policy decisions related to project goals. Preferred experience and ability in managing police assistance programs to enhance the rule of law. FACTOR 2:Development/Implementation (25 points) Demonstrated 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 as the dominant way of doing business. Preferred demonstrated experience successfully working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the Embassy Country Team and host government. FACTOR 3:Knowledge and Ability (25 points) Demonstrated 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. Ability to communicate effectively in order to contribute to policy planning documents and to make recommendations to leadership and counterparts on INL support for programs. Preferred demonstrated experience managing U.S. assistance programs over $10 million. FACTOR 4:Program Management (20 points) Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, practices, and principles including the ability to prioritize requests, develop and track program plans and implementation timelines, and analyze results in order to effectively manage programs that meet United States government objectives. Prior INL and/or USG law enforcement/counter-narcotics coordination experience, preferably in the Central American context. The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, perform a written and/or oral assessment of language requirements, 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. 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. 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

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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