FW: OFDA Response Advisor for Technical Services
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From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 3:13 PM
Subject: OFDA Response Advisor for Technical Services
OFDA currently has a need for EIGHT people for the position of Response
Advisor for Technical Services in an as-needed capacity. This position pays
$ 274.67 - $358.55 per day. The solicitation initially closes April 3, 2000
but resumes will be accepted after that date (see below for details).
Please read the entire solicitation as these positions are unique in many
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the tasks and qualifications thereof, please contact GlobalCorps by
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(extension 27) at (301) 770-0632. The full solicitation can be seen below.
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GlobalCorps Division Manager
A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
Response Advisor for Technical Services
ISSUANCE DATE: March 17, 2000
CLOSING DATE: April 3, 2000
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Multiple
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), Bureau for
Humanitarian Response (BHR), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
is seeking applications (Standard Form 171 or
OF 612) from persons interested in providing the PSC services described in
the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance
with the attached information at the place and time specified.
Questions may be directed to Kirk Dohne or Jesse Freese, GlobalCorps (a
division of XL Associates), who may be reached at
Phone No. (301) 770-0632 or Fax at (301) 770-2354 or via e-mail at
ofda@.... Applicants should retain copies
of all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: OFDA/RATS01
2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 17, 2000
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 3, 2000
(SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)
4. POSITION TITLE: Response Advisor for Technical Services
5. MARKET VALUE: $ 274.67 - $358.55 per day
6. INITIAL PERIOD
OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. April 19, 2000 to August 23, 2000
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC and other to be decided
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Response Advisor for Technical Services (RATS)
Please see below for
(1) Statement of Work
(2) Position Requirements
(3) Statement of Limitations on Period and Place of Performance
(4) Important Note Concerning the Number of Contractors to be Hired
(5) Important Note Concerning the Closing Date
(6) Additional Information
STATEMENT OF WORK:
The specific duties of the Contractor shall include but not be limited to
a) Respond to humanitarian emergencies--natural, technological and
conflict-related disasters-- as required, worldwide. The
incumbent will be required to travel on short notice for periods up to
forty days as a critical component of U.S. Government
disaster and humanitarian response. As part of this travel, the incumbent
may conduct initial assessments of damage and
humanitarian needs, recommend appropriate relief assistance/interventions,
and facilitate and coordinate actual U.S. Government
emergency response activities;
b) Maintain liaison with representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense
as well as with representatives of the military
establishments of other nations, to discuss emergency response plans, to
coordinate these with other USG on-going activities,
and to develop collaboration for regional disaster responses;
c) Identify needs and opportunities for OFDA and other donor interventions
regarding disaster preparedness and mitigation
activities . In this respect, the incumbent will help to formulate
programs and proposals to meet identified needs, provide
technical advice to implementing agencies and governments concerning
preparedness and mitigation activities, and provide
coordination and managerial oversight of OFDA-funded activities.
d) Maintain close relations with USAID Missions, U.S. Embassies, host
governments, and with national, international and
non-governmental organizations that provide disaster relief and/or engage
in disaster preparedness or mitigation activities. As
required, the incumbent will assist these entities with needs analyses and
in identifying appropriate program content, and shall
facilitate liaison with other regional, international and UN organizations;
e) Identify disaster mitigation measures that could be linked to disaster
response activities, with a view toward reducing the
vulnerability of disaster-prone communities; and
f) Coordinate the requests, receipt, distribution, tracking and accounting
for relief supplies provided by OFDA.
g) Serve as Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader or DART member when
DARTs are dispatched from
h) As appropriate, assist with the development of disaster response and/or
i) Engage in appropriate training either as a participant and/or trainer;
J) Serve as a member of the Washington Response Team in OFDA/W during a
time of crisis;
k) Participate/assist in the conceptualization and drafting of various
types of country/regional strategies.
The incumbent shall possess the following minimum qualifications:
a) At least seven years relevant work experience with the U.S. Government,
an international organization or a non-governmental
organization, of which at least three years will have been in disaster
management or a related field;
b) At least two years work experience in conflict affected areas
c) Demonstrated ability to work with the diverse array of individuals and
organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and
humanitarian assistance, including U.S. Government agencies (e.g., USAID,
Department of Defense, CDC, NOAA, USGS), international organizations,
on-governmental organizations, UN agencies and
host governments; and
d) Demonstrated leadership and management abilities, verbal and written
communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The purpose of
this contract is to
establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform
services on a temporary basis as a Response Advisor
for Technical Services. It is BHR/OFDA's intent to contract for these
services for a maximum of 130 days per calendar year. As
it is the government's intent to contract for temporary services of a
limited duration, the contractor shall be considered a "special
employee" as defined in 18 USC 202 and may, therefore, be exempt from
certain requirements of various statutes governing
employee (contractor) conduct and the government wide Standards of Conduct
regulations. (Since these include criminal
statutes, the employee (contractor) should consult with an agency ethics
advisor regarding specific questions.)
The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within
the terms of this contract at times mutually agreed to by
BHR/OFDA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within
the scope of work, BHR/OFDA will contact
contractor and provide the following information:
1) Date contractor is needed to report to BHR/OFDA or assignment in the
2) Duration of Assignment
3) Region of operation Contractor will support
4) SOW for the specific activity
Contractor will notify BHR/OFDA within 24 hours of availability. At the
time contractor accepts the assignment, contractor is
expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While contractor
will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is
understood that the exigencies of a disaster may require the assignment to
be extended (not to exceed 130 days). Contractor
shall notify OFDA at the time of commitment if their existing schedule
would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule
conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify contractor from the assignment
but will simply assist BHR/OFDA in recruiting a
replacement. Subsequently, if contractor agrees to an extension of the
duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, contract will
be required to give BHR/OFDA 10 days notice for release from the assignment.
IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS TO BE HIRED:
It is BHR/OFDA's intent to contract with a total of eight Personal Service
Contractors under this Statement of Work. Up to a
total of eight will be contracted from the applications received prior to
April 3, 2000 and the remaining positions will be
contracted as needed prior to September 29, 2000.
IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE CLOSING DATE:
Although this solicitation closes on April 3, 2000, applications will be
accepted for future Response Advisor for Technical
Services positions until September 29, 2000. Responses received by April 3,
2000 will be considered for all openings until
September 29, 2000, including the eight present positions. Applications
submitted in response to this advertisement after April 3,
2000 will be considered for all Response Advisor for Technical Services
positions filled after the initial
selections are made but before September 29, 2000.
Send application materials to:
Jesse Freese or Kirk Dohne
GlobalCorps, A Division of XL Associates
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 709
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone (301) 770-0632
Fax (301) 770-2354
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE
Employee's FICA Contribution
Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
Annual & Sick Leave
2. ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).
(A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).
(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
(G) Education Travel (Section 280).
(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and
(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).
3. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) PERTAINING TO PSCs _
98-25 Defense Base Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List _
98-24 Use of Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs _
98-23 Guidance Regarding Classified Contract Security and Contractor
Personnel Security Requirements _
98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs _
98-14 Change in Required Application Form for USPSCs _
98-10 Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
98-5 CONTRACTUAL COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES _
98-3 Class Deviation to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay
Under Professional Services Contracts _
97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for
Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens
Contracted with Locally with CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local
Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of
$250,000 or Less _
97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
97-6 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services _
97-3 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination _
96-23 Unauthorized Provision in Personal Services Contract _
96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave _
96-11 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs _
96-8 Determining a Market Value for PSCs Hired Under Appendix D, Handbook
94-9 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) _
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs
1. Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
**2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62).
**3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security)
**4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).
**5. Finger Print Card (FD-258).
NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office.
* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
** The forms listed 2 through 5 shall only be completed upon the advice of
the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the
successful candidate for the job
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