Water Resources Review and Research


Funding Opportunity ID: 296612
Opportunity Number: W9126G-17-2-977
Opportunity Title: Water Resources Review and Research
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 12.113
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOD-COE-FW
Agency Name: Department of Defense
Fort Worth District
Posted Date: Aug 18, 2017
Close Date: Sep 01, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 18, 2017
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: 18 August 2017 REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST NUMBER W9126G-17-2-SOI-977 PROJECT TO BE INITIATED IN Summer of 2017 Project Title: Water Resources Review and Research Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential universities for a project to be funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, which provides professional and technical support for its Water Resource Branch in order to facilitate successful implementation of a University Cooperative Agreement for Water Resources Review and Research project. Approximately $50,000 is expected to be available for the base tasks. Option tasks will be requested however are subject to availability of funds. The Period of Performance is 12 months from date of award with four 1-year option periods. Background: The purpose of this effort using a Cooperative Agreement is to review work done by the USACE Fort Worth District Water Resources Branch and to also develop and research studies as requested by the Water Resources Branch. The Water Resources Branch will serve in a management and technical role by working with the partner to identify the most qualified academic personnel to work on the various engineering and scientific objectives outlined. USACE will also perform quality assurance reviews of annual reports developed for the Cooperative agreement. Type of Award: The government anticipates it will provide substantial involvement through the life of the project. The exact nature of the government’s involvement will be defined in the statement of objectives, issued with a request for full proposal, after review of the statements of interest. As a result, it is anticipated that a cooperative agreement will be awarded. Brief Description of Anticipated Work: This research focuses on the review of Water Resources models and reports and developing Water Resources studies. Specific objectives and project deliverables include: (i) Technical review and analysis of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling and reports. (ii) Software scripting to work with USACE-HEC software. (iii) Developing Measurable Watershed Characteristics at all current (570) USGS Streamflow gages in Texas utilizing HEC-GeoHMS. (iv) Performing a loss rate study of the initial and constant loss rates that have been observed to occur during rare or extreme precipitation events in Texas. (v) Developing Regional Regression Equations for the 1% ACE flow (100-yr) for Trinity and Guadalupe River Basins (Approximately 100 locations) utilizing Results from Calibrated HEC-HMS model. (vi) Performing a study to verify and/or update the USACE Fort Worth District urban equations for estimating Snyder’s lag time and peaking coefficients based on observed gage data, soil type, land use, and modern storm water management practices. Period of Performance. The project’s base Period of Performance will be 12 months. There will be four 12-month option periods in this cooperative agreement. The project recipient will receive a notice of award no later than 30 September 2017. Materials Requested for Statement of Interest/Qualifications: Please provide the following via e-mail attachment to: alisa.marshall@usace.army.mil (Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12 pt. font). 1. Name, Organization 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, a university will be invited to prepare a full study proposal. Statements will be evaluated based on the university’s personnel specific experience and capabilities in areas related to the study requirements. Please send responses or direct questions to: USACE, Fort Worth District Contracting Office Mrs. Ali Marshall, Contract Specialist Email: alisa.marshall@usace.army.mil Office: (817) 886-1068 Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: Review of Statements of Interest will begin September 1, 2017. This Request for Statements of Interest will remain open until an investigator team is selected. [End of RSOI]
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