US Mission Sao Tome

Status
Inactive
Published Date
May 29th, 2024
Response Deadline
June 10th, 2024
Location
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Notice Type
Solicitation
Solicitation No.
19AQMM24R0057

Buyer

STATE, DEPARTMENT OFSTATE, DEPARTMENT OFACQUISITIONS - AQM MOMENTUMWASHINGTON, DC, 20520, USA

NAICS

Security Guards and Patrol Services (561612)

PSC

HOUSEKEEPING- GUARD (S206)

Summary

Sources Sought STATE, DEPARTMENT OF US Mission Sao Tome The Department of State is conducting market research to determine the degree of interest and capability by small businesses only in providing local guard services at the U.S. Embassy Sao Tome. The local guard service's primary mission is to provide protection for United States personnel, facilities, and equipment from damage or loss due to violent attack and theft. The services required include preventing unauthorized access, protecting life, maintaining order, deterring criminal and terrorist attacks, and preventing damage to all U.S. assets. Interested parties must demonstrate capabilities through examples of previous and/or current guard security contracts or closely related experience. The services require compliance with host country law, including licenses, work authorizations, and knowledge of labor and tax laws. Additionally, vendors must provide insurance coverage, operate and maintain a radio network, and be familiar with security equipment. Other requirements include furnishing guard force equipment, overcoming language barriers, instructing personnel in the use of firearms and x-ray equipment, maintaining a 24/7 guard staff, dealing with labor unrest, hiring and training host country nationals, providing trained equipment technicians, understanding import and export regulations, complying with the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulation, managing contract transition efforts, screening personnel, and maintaining organized billing and invoicing procedures. Interested parties should submit their capabilities by email to Daniel Smith and carbon copy Crystal Sutliff by February 7, 2024. This is a sources sought notice for market research purposes only and not a request for technical or cost proposals.

Description

ALL INTERESTED OFFERORS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN A RESTRICTED ACCESS REQUEST IN ORDER TO BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THIS REQUIREMENT

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has a requirement for a qualified Contractor to provide Local Guard Services to support the U.S. Mission Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe. The Government requires a secure environment to conduct their mission. The Contractor shall provide the organizational structure, management, and qualified staff at levels adequate to meet or exceed the requirement contained in the Performance Work Statement. The Contractor shall be required to provide services in a manner that prevent loss or injury to U.S. personnel, dependents, property; destruction of assets; to prevent unauthorized access; and deter potential terrorist attacks. Anticipated period of performance is one base year and four one-year options (to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Government).

All contracted personnel, regardless of nationality, will be required to pass a background investigation conducted by the Contractor and a separate background investigation conducted by the U.S. Government to certify their suitability for employment under this contract. The approximate acquisition schedule is as follows: The synopsis will be posted for approximately fifteen (15) days. No paper copies will be mailed. Once the solicitation is posted on SAM.gov, the offerors will have approximately thirty (30) days to submit proposals. All dates are subject to change and any change will be posted on this site.

Offerors are requested to provide notice of their interest in the solicitation (i.e., name of representative, name of firm, address) to Daniel D. Smith at Smithdd@state.gov. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Offerors shall have an active registration on the System for Award Management at https://www.SAM.gov. Offerors shall ensure that the point of contact (POC) on the Restricted Access Request form provides his/her full name, including first, middle (if applicable), and last name. The POC’s full name shall be identical to the full name in the Beta.SAM.gov database. Offeror must submit request for access on SAM.gov only. For help, contact the Beta.SAM.gov help desk.

Offeror must also ensure that the submitting POC’s full name, including first, middle (if applicable), and last name, are identical in Beta.SAM.gov as the names appear in Beta.SAM.gov. In accordance with 22 U.S.C. § 4864, the Government will give preference to offerors qualifying as U.S. persons or U.S. Joint Venture Persons. The contract will be awarded to the best technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price.

Daniel D. Smith Contracting Office Address: U.S. Department of State A/OPE/AQM/DCSD 1800 N. Kent St. Arlington, VA 22209

Place of Performance: U.S. Embassy Mission Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

Contact Information

SecondaryCrystal Sutliff
sutliffcm@state.gov
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