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Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Subject: INL Deputy Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security
Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services
Solicitation Number: PSC-14-024-INL
Place of Performance Country: MX
Grants, Acquisitions, Procurement and Policy Division (INL/RM/GAPP)
You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the
SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC),
HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties.
Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information
Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/
Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/
INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-14-024-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR:
General Statement of Contract Purpose Under the International Narcotics Control (INC) Program, the
This position is located INL Section of the
Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will assist in managing INL border and POE security programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects.
Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and will report to the Program Manager for the Technical and Canine team (TC) for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of GOM entities involved in borders, check points, and POE security efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities The Deputy Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will provide advice and support to the TC Program Manager, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with officials of the Government of
* Manages border/POE security projects under the guidance of the TC Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. * Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/POE security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. * Serves as a liaison with representatives of other
* Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the
Complexity Individual must be able to manage border/POE security projects in a foreign country, including promoting US interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of US law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the US-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in border/POE security and counter-terrorism activities.
Scope and Effectiveness The Deputy Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in
Personal contacts The Deputy Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts.
Minimum Qualifications * US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances * Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, public relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience. * Demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border/POE security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities. * Demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of
EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (30 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex international border/port of entry security projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counter-terrorism and other law enforcement issues.
Factor 2: Program Experience (30 points) Experience in preparing counter-drug and/or anti-crime budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, sole-source justification waiver requests, and/or inputs for the Mission Strategic Plan (MSP), International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), End-Use Monitoring Report (EUM), and Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ).
Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner, and to interact effectively with others at all levels, in order to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines, and advise program officials.
Factor 4: Past Performance (10 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources.
Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (
VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position.
COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: * Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation * Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements * Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range
BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES
BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE * Employee's FICA Contribution * Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance * Pay Comparability Adjustment * Annual Increase * Eligibility for Worker's Compensation * Annual & Sick Leave * 401K Plan
ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE * Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance * Living Quarters Allowance * Post Allowance * Supplemental Post Allowance * Separate Maintenance Allowance * Education Allowance *
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