REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
PROJECT TO BE INITIATED IN 2021
Project Title: Natural Resources Support, Holloman AFB, NM
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Holloman AFB (HAFB), NM which provides professional and technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act [16 USC 670c-1]. $311,946 is expected to be available to support Tasks 1,2,5, & 6 in the Base Year of this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent 4 Option Years.
The Holloman AFB (HAFB) natural resources program ensures military mission activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Article I B of the master agreement states the objectives of the CESU are to: provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners; develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context at the local, regional, and national level; and place special emphasis on the working collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions.
Type of Award:
In accordance with section 6305 – Using cooperative agreements of the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 (31 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.), all CESU projects must carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation, instead of acquiring goods or services for the exclusive direct benefit of the United States Government. In accordance with section 6305 – Using cooperative agreements of the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 (31 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.), substantial involvement is expected between the federal partner and the nonfederal partner when carrying out the activities specified in the project agreement. The exact nature of the government’s involvement will be defined in the statement of objectives, issued with a request for full proposal. As a result, it is anticipated that a cooperative agreement through the CESU program will be awarded. Such awards may be administered through a CESU only upon mutual agreement and official authorization by both parties of the acceptance of the application of the CESU Network IDC rate (17.5%).
Note: Must be a non-federal partner in the CESU Network or a not-for-profit, non-federal entity to be qualified to be considered.
Brief Description of Anticipated Work:
This research focuses on the following objectives:
1) Task 1 – Conduct vegetation management and maintenance of the Holloman Wetland Complex Area (HWCA).
2) Task 2 – Continue long-term monitoring of established sites for wetland birds at Holloman Wastewater Evaporation Pond and Lagoon G during migratory and breeding seasons.
3) Task 3 – Support HAFB in implementing its INRMP as directed in the Sikes Act and AFMAN 32-7003.
4) Task 4 – Species management to include studies and surveys on the following:
b. White Sands Pupfish
c. Burrowing Owl
d. Various Threatened & Endangered Species
e. Neotropical Migrant Birds
f. Various Mammals (to include coyotes, wolves, foxes, etc.
h. Herpetology (lizards; amphibians)
5) Task 5 – Habitat management to include studies and surveys on the following:
a. Burrowing Owl habitat
b. Chihuahuan Desert habitat
6) Task 6 – Invasive species management (including noxious weeds; Salt Cedar)
Period of Performance. The base period of this agreement will extend one year from award.
Four option periods extending for one year are anticipated pending funds.
Materials Requested for Statement of Interest/Qualifications:
Please provide the following via e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12 pt. font).
1. Name, Organization, Cage Code, Duns number, and Contact Information
2. Brief Statement of Qualifications (including):
a. Biographical Sketch,
b. Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects,
c. Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise,
d. Any brief description of capabilities to successfully complete the project you may wish to add (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.).
Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.
Review of Statements Received: All statements of interest received will be evaluated by a board comprised of one or more people at the receiving installation or activity, who will determine which statement(s) best meet the program objectives. Based on a review of the Statements of Interest received, an investigator or investigators will be invited to prepare a full study proposal. Statements will be evaluated based on the investigator’s specific experience and capabilities in areas related to the study requirements.
Please send responses or direct questions to:
Sandra Justman Contract Specialist
J. Grant Harrison
CESU Project Manager
Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI are required to be out for a
minimum of 10 working days. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 11 AUG 2021.