Federal contract opportunity MCC14RFQ0032 for administrative management and general management consulting services at MCC Washington DC, response was due Mar 17, 2014.

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1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-14-RFQ-0032 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-65, Effective January 29, 2013.

2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million.

3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached.

4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.

5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/business/small/index.html FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required.

Description of Services: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking an Environmental and Social Assessment expert consultant to advise the (MCC) country teams on environmental and social issues on a wide range of international development projects.

The consultant will advise MCC Environmental and Social Performance (ESP) staff and other members of the country teams on environmental and social assessment and performance including, environmental and social impacts, environmental and social management and mitigation planning including limited health and safety, resettlement action planning and implementation and the practical steps to operationalize standards and practices during Compact life cycle. The Consultant will provide services to MCC on an as needed basis.

6) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered.

7) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s).

8) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered.

Technical Criteria

The consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications:

(a) Possess an advanced postgraduate degree (accredited Masters or Ph.D.) in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related discipline (MANDATORY)

(b) Minimum of 15 years of demonstrated experience working in environmental and/or social field. (MANDATORY)

(c) Minimum of 5 years working with the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards. (MANDATORY)

(d) Demonstrated experience providing technical advice and guidance on the assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts associated with development projects/programs in developing countries (MANDATORY)

(e) Demonstrated experience conducting technical analysis of environmental and social issues and provide effective communication to enhance the design and implementation of development projects in a variety of sectors. (MANDATORY)

(f) Demonstrated experience working in water/sanitation and power sectors, desired.

(g) Demonstrated experience providing technical advice and guidance to programs/projects in sub-Saharan Africa specifically Anglophone West Africa, desired.

(h) Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a wide range of non-technical stakeholders

(i) Demonstrated experience in two or more of the following sub-sectors is also highly desired:

a. Land tenure

b. Natural resource management

c. Involuntary Resettlement

d. Social Science

e. Occupational health and safety

f. Strategic environment assessment

Past Performance

Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years.


The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness.

9) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for requirements for a period of 6 months.

10) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 17, 2014. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 2:00 pm EST on March 10, 2014. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb.

11) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document:

a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation to include (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum)

b. Past Performance: Three professional references

c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (form attached).

12) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award.

13) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices.

14) See attached documents: Statement of Work; Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); MCC Bio-Data Sheet.

Package File Description
Attachment MCC-14-RFQ-0032.docx MCC-14-RFQ-0032 MCC-14-RFQ-0032.docx
Solicitation 5b._Statement_of_Work_SOW.doc Statement of Work
Solicitation 6b._ADDENDUM_TO_FAR_52.212-4.pdf Addendum
Solicitation 6c._BIODATA_Form.pdf Bio Data Form