The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expected to release the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Fisheries domain of its $8-Billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (ProTech), program, as soon as this month. NOAA is seeking contractors to implement innovative data collection and management technology to support sustainable, ecosystem-based fisheries management supporting NOAA’s Fisheries Climate Science Strategy.

Protech 2.0 Fisheries Domain is one of four multiple-award IDIQ opportunities in the Protech 2.0 contract portfolio, which also includes Satellites, Oceans, and Weather. The domains share an $8-billion contract ceiling across the four vehicles, and NOAA held the re-compete for the Satellite domain earlier this year. The Fisheries domain will be a mandatory-use contract for professional, scientific, and technical services for NOAA and the Department of Commerce agency-wide for all services within its scope of work.

Bidders must show the capability to provide NOAA with professional scientists, technical experts, and consultants to provide services in six task areas:

  • Studies, Data Analysis, and Reports
  • Applied Research, Engineering, Consulting, and Operations
  • Filed Sampling, Data Collection, and Surveys
  • Training and Program and Project Management
  • Fisheries Management and Consultation Activities
  • Economic and Social Science

Bidders must address each requirement listed under each scope element. “If an Offeror does not demonstrate experience for each requirement within an element, this will decrease confidence,” NOAA stated in answers to questions posted on SAM.gov.

NOAA announced last month that Protech 2.0 Fisheries Domain requirement will be a total small business set-aside.

The agency will evaluate proposals in two phases, choosing top contenders from the first phase to submit full written proposals and an oral presentation during Phase II. Phase I requires an administrative volume with an executive summary, a 5-page written submission that outlines bidders’ employee recruitment capabilities and practices and mission commitment, and a technical corporate capabilities self-assessment matrix.

Relevant corporate experience should be greater than or similar in size to current ProTech Fisheries task orders, which range from $100,000 to $10 million, with work performed within the past five years. Bidders need not illustrate relevant experience across all task areas outlined in the draft performance work statement (PWS), bidders may still be approved to apply for Phase Two evaluation and be offered a contract if they are the only firm capable of performing a particular element of the PWS, according to the draft RFP.

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience supporting large, strategic bids like ProTech. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning ProTech proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to the ProTech proposal consist of capture management, proposal management, proposal writing, graphics support, editing, desktop publishing, and cost volume development.

Reach out to us to discuss your ProTech bid, so we can discuss how to develop a winning proposal.

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