Request for Statements of Interest to identify potential investigators to provide Fort Polk Maneuver Damage Support and to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act.
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Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
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ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is ONLY available for Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Great Plains W9126G-10-2-2010 Gulf Coast W9126G-12-2-0019 Great Rivers W9126G-13-2-0015 Note: Must be a non-federal partner in the CESU Units listed above to be qualified to be considered.
Department of Defense Fort Worth District
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 24, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Feb 25, 2021
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ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is ONLY available for Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Great Plains W9126G-10-2-2010Gulf Coast W9126G-12-2-0019Great Rivers W9126G-13-2-0015 Note: Must be a non-federal partner in the CESU Units listed above to be qualified to be considered.REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTERESTNUMBER W9126G-21-2-SOI-2409PROJECT TO BE INITIATED IN 2021Project Title: Fort Polk Maneuver Damage SupportResponses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Polk which provides professional and technical support for its Maneuver Damage Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of INRMP components and other regulatory mandates. Approximately $230,000.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work insubsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee.Background:The project area covered under this statement of objectives is within Fort Polk, Louisiana, United States. The Environmental and Natural Resources Management Division (ENRMD) at Fort Polk, Louisiana is responsible for assisting the Installation in complying with a broad range of environmental laws and regulations. Fort Polk is the home of the JRTC which trains and prepares a combat ready, globally responsive Total Force in order to build and sustain readinessto meet Combatant Command requirements. The JRTC accomplishes its mission by providing superior training to the home station tenants and deployable combat units, while supporting up to 12 annual JRTC rotations. JRTC-Fort Polk is comprised of Department of Defense and U.S. Forest Service permitted training lands totaling approximately 243,964 acres (98,125 USFS permitted acres), but may also utilize other federal, state, or private land several hundred milesfrom the Installation.Brief Description of Anticipated Work:This work requires up to three (3) onsite support personnel located at JRTC and Fort Polk, Louisiana: (Maneuver Damage Coordination Support, Infrastructure Maintenance, Inspection, and Environmental Analysis Support, and Maneuver Damage Database Support). This effort will involve: Implementation of the Sustainable and Environmental Monitoring Program (SEMP) and environmental effects analysis for those resources covered within the Environmental NaturalResources Management Division (ENRMD), Conservation Branch (CB) Programs Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP); Endangered Species Management Component (ESMC), and Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP). This implementation requires adherence to the SEMP and the subservient Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)which detail management activities, data collection, storage, and reporting requirements within the plans.Goals and Objectives:Assisting the Installation with implementation of management plans and supporting SOPs to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations; maintenance of quality training lands on Fort Polk to accomplish JRTC and Fort Polk’s critical military mission on a sustained basis; and, natural resources conservation measures and Army military mission activities are integrated and consistent with federal stewardship requirements.Period of Performance: The base period of this agreement will extend 12 months from award. Four option periods extending for 12 months are anticipated to be awarded depending on project conditions.Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time. Please find attached the Statement of Objectives to provide complete information.Sandy JustmanGrants SpecialistUSACE Ft. Worth [email protected]: (817) 886-1073Kathy MitchellProject ManagerUSACE Ft. Worth [email protected]: (817) 886-1709Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals.Responses due by 24 MARCH 2021
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