Opportunities through the CW CESU

Conservation Support for United States Marine Corps I&L/ Marine Corps Installations Command

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Opportunity Type: Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOIs)
Submission Deadline: September 4, 2023

P.O. BOX 17300
FORT WORTH, TX  76102-0300

July 29, 2023

 Applicants must be a member in one of the following Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Regions:
Colorado Plateau / Chesapeake Watershed CESU Regions

Project Title: Conservation Support for United States Marine Corps l&L/ Marine Corps Installations Command

A cooperative agreement is being offered ONLY to members of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Program Region(s) identified above. Award will be made upon mutual agreement and acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in the request for proposal and the of the recipient’s CESU Master Agreement. Note the established CESU Program indirect rate is 17.5%.

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential organizations for this project. Approximately $260,000 is expected to be available to support this project for the base period. Additional funding of $1,500,000 may be available to the successful recipient for optional tasks and/or follow on work in subsequent years.

NOTE: This project will be awarded under the authority of 10 USC 670c-1, Sikes Act: For projects for the implementation and enforcement of integrated natural resources management plans, priority shall be given to award to Federal and State agencies having responsibility for the conservation or management of fish or wildlife.

Period of Performance.  The base period of agreement will extend 12 months from date of award. There may be up to four 12-month follow-on periods based on availability of funding.

Description of Anticipated Work: See attached Statement of Objectives

NOTE: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and capability for performing similar or same type of work by submitting a Statement of Interest. A full proposal and budget are NOT requested at this time.

Preparation of your Statement of Interest: Provide the following (Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font):

  1. Name, Organization, Cage Code, Unique Entity ID, and Contact Information (Email)
  2. Brief Statement of Qualifications (including):
    • Biographical sketch of the Principal Investigator, to include specific experience and capabilities in areas related to this project’s requirements
    • Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects
    • Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise
    • Brief description of other capabilities to successfully complete the project: (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.)

Submission of Your Statement of Interest

  1.  Statements of Interest are due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 4 Sept 2023
  2. Submit your Statement of Interest via e-mail attachments or direct questions to:

Sandra Justman
Grants Specialist
USACE, Fort Worth District
Email: sandra.justman@usace.army.mil
Office: 817-886-1073

Kali Evans
Project Manager
USACE, Fort Worth District
Email: kali.l.evans@usace.army.mil
Office: 402-768-1048

Review of Statements Received: All statements of interest received from a member of the CESU Region(s) identified above 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: offer the most highly qualified Principal Investigator, have the most relevant experience and the highest capability to successfully meet the program objectives.

Submitters whose statements are determined to best meet the program objectives will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: RSOl’s are required to be posted on www.Grants.gov for 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals.

B01_RSOI Full Package with Statement of Objectives in PDF Format