US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of State: INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security
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.INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security
Issuance Date: 02/13/2015
The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation.
HOW TO APPLY
Proposals must include the following:
Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of:
Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:
INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-026-INL
GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR:
This position is located INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers bilateral border and port of entry (POE), including seaports and airports, security projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements, implementing and monitoring progress on specified border/POE security projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counterterrorism and other law enforcement issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Manages border/POE security projects under the guidance of the Interdiction Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas.
• Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/POE security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff.
• Under the supervision of the Interdiction Team Program Officer, serves as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in border/POE and Counterterrorism projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Represents INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required.
• Performs feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes in response to emerging operational challenges in border security. Implements training programs and acts as a technical expert on border security technology and operations, to include such areas related to information, electrical, communications, and computer technologies. Conducts technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities.
• Ensures interoperability and close coordination with complementary INL programs such as canines, maritime security, cross-border communications, and developing trustworthy institutions. Provides advice and assistance on other law enforcement projects related to border/POE security and counterterrorism efforts. Conducts technical reviews and recommendations for law enforcement infrastructure projects.
• Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment.
• Serves as either a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire.
• Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the U.S. Congress, INL, DHS, and other U.S. federal agencies.
• Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials, reporting on discussions, activities and/or decisions.
• Provides advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress.
• Provides advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS)
• Participates in visits by senior officials and serves as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors.
• Briefs DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of U.S.-Mexico border/POE security projects and related initiatives.
Scope and Effectiveness
• Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience.
• A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border/POE security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities.
• A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. Government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government.
• Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn INL’s S@mepage database.
• Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent.
• Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent.
• Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post.
• Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring.
• Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully.
Factor 2: Program Experience (30 points)
Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points)
Factor 4: Past Performance (10 points)
Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011)
BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES
BENEFITS – IF APPLICABLE
ALLOWANCES – IF APPLICABLE
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