The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency hereby provides notice of its intent to award a sole-source modification to increase the ceiling by $7 Million using other than full and open competition on the current "Capability Validation and Delivery through Exercises" Blanket Purchase Agreement HSFE20-16-A-0200 in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(d)(1)(B), FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(B), FAR 8.405-6(a)(2), and FAR 5.301. This is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This synopsis of intent is to give notice of the Government's intent to make a sole source modification. Contractors who can provide FEMA with the required services, are invited to electronically submit an affirmative, written response indicating a bona fide ability to meet this specific requirement.
The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code applicable to this requirement is 541611, Administrative Management and General Management Consulting. Responses should appear on company letterhead and include, at minimum, affirmation of active registration in the System for Award Management(SAM), your Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number, any applicable processed credentials and qualifications, and any applicable information. All responses should include a point of contact, telephone number, and electronic mail address. Additionally, respondents should indicate whether they are a large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) concern, women-owned small business, HUBZone, service disabled veteran-owned small business, or qualify as socially or economically disadvantaged and whether they are U.S. or foreign owned. Responses to this notice will be used to determine the availability of this typeof service. All responsible sources may respond to this synopsis and all responses will be considered by the agency.
The proposed effort ensures continuation of essential services. The incumbent maintains the entire established infrastructure in place for the support services of the National Exercise Division. The incumbent already has the required certifications and clearances in place; they are familiar with the complexity of the services and are fully capable of continuing to perform. Award to another contractor is a high risk to the Government requiring ramp up, to include hiring ofpersonnel, and learning the distinctive characteristics of the NED mission. This instant effort is critical to the continued operations of the NED. The Government believes that an attempt by another contractor to assume the support requirements without a transition period would result in delay the development and implementation of exercises needed immediately. Without the increase to the ceiling of the BPA, NED cannot guarantee support to the exercises currently scheduled, which directly hinders national preparedness.
Any responses shall be furnished electronically to the contacts listed belownot later than 11:00 A.M. EST, Sunday, December 24, 2017. No phone calls will be accepted.