SOURCES SOUGHT: AFD- National Animal Care Services
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in coordination with the USMS and the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), is seeking contractors to provide seizure support, transportation, daily care, treatment, food, kennel boarding, behavioral assessments, disposal services and expert witness support for animals involved in illegal fighting operations. Contractors should be prepared to provide evidentiary support, such as documentation on the condition, care, and assessment of any seized animals and expert witness services regarding the seized animals as needed. The contractor would agree to provide such services upon request by USMS for any federal animal fighting seizure that arises in any judicial district during the term of the contract, including seizures that span multiple judicial districts.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION:
The USMS is posting this announcement as an RFI only, for the upcoming solicitation that will be posted on the SAM.gov website at https://sam.gov. This RFI is issued for the purpose of identifying the availability of potential qualified sources that will be able to meet the requirement. The solicitation will be for the seizure support, transportation, daily care, treatment, food, kennel boarding, behavioral assessments, disposal services and expert witness support for animals involved in illegal fighting operations. The animal contract will be for a base year and four (4) one-year options. In addition, FAR 52.217-8 “Option to Extend Services” will be included to the solicitation/contract.
The contractors shall provide coverage for all 94 USMS District Offices within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
If you are interested in the upcoming solicitation, provide a capability statement addressing your company’s ability to provide the related services. It is important that interested sources provide a capability statement to: Ricardo Blanco, Contracting Officer, Ricardo.Blanco-Soto@usdoj.gov and Kimberly Hall, Contract Specialist, Kimberly.Hall2@usdoj.gov via email. In addition to a capability statement, all interested parties need to ensure they have completed the initial questions to be submitted via SurveyMonkey. The link will be provided and available via Amendment to the RFI notice by no later than January 18, 2023.
You are advised that providing your capability statement and responses to all questions that no entitlement to payment or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses to this RFI or the Government’s use of such information. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor’s input resulting from this RFI. In addition, you are advised that providing responses to the questions will not automatically include you in the acquisition process for this solicitation. All responses are due by Monday, February 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT.
NOTE: The solicitation will be posted at SAM.gov, https://sam.gov.
See attached following documents: 1) Statement of Work and 2) Pricing Scheduled.
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: R416 – SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: VETERINARY/ANIMAL CARE
- NAICS Code: 812910 – Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
- Place of Performance: USA