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NEPA and NHPA Support for Air Tour Management Plans

United States Department of the Interior




P.O. BOX 25287


To:                          General Public (Via the Government’s Point Entry)

From:                     Shellie Murphy, Contracting Officer, National Park Service, Denver Service Center

Subject:                  Sources Sought Notice

Reference:             Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) – NEPA and NHPA Support for Air Tour Management Plans

This is a Sources Sought Notice (SSN) for the purpose of conducting market research. Proposals are NOT being requested, nor accepted at this time. Responses are being requested from both large and small businesses.

Purpose: The purpose of this notice is to gain knowledge regarding the type of interested businesses and their qualifications. The National Park Service (NPS) will use information obtained through this notice to develop an acquisition strategy.

The Government anticipates conducting a competitive acquisition for this requirement. The amount of interest or lack thereof will determine the possibility of a small business or other socio-economical small business set-aside for the solicitation.   Analysis of the quality of responses to this source sought announcement will be considered in the market research being conducted, and in the making of any small business set-aside determination for this requirement. 

Additional Information: No proposal package, solicitation, specification or drawings are available with this notice. 

Cost Reimbursement: Response to this announcement is strictly voluntary; no reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this sources sought announcement or any follow-up information requests.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code: 541620

Small Business Size Standard: $16,500,000

Solicitation: The NPS anticipates issuing a request for proposals in the summer of 2022.

Project Description: NEPA and NHPA Support for Air Tour Management Plans

Project Period of Performance:  Oct 2022 – Dec 2024

Project Scope:

The agencies are working to complete ATMPs for 21 parks.  The agencies are currently seeking assistance with the development of select chapters and public comment analysis for three Environmental Assessments (EAs) and support for information necessary for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The objective is to develop select chapters of EAs and public comment analysis for ATMPs at Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Parks and Bandelier National Monument, and to assist with development of other compliance tasks.  Tasks shall include drafting chapters of EAs, analyzing public comments from public scoping and Draft ATMP/EA review, identifying historic properties in support of NHPA Section 106 consultation and compiling documents for inclusion in the decision file.

Submittal Contents: Interested (small and large) businesses should submit the following information:

(1) Company name, UEI number, CAGE Code, address, point of contact, telephone number, and email address.

(2) Business type: Classification as a Large or Small Business under the above listed NAICS, Small Business Administration (SBA) certified  Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), SBA certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). The size of a small business firm includes all parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, etc.—see 13 CFR 121.108.)  Misrepresentation of size status can result in penalties.

(3) Information demonstrating experience and capability on projects of same or similar size, scope and magnitude. Please include contract number, contract value, and point of contact.

(5) In addition businesses may submit existing marketing materials such as capability statements and brochures.

Submittal Due Date/Time: 3:00 PM Mountain Time, 08/05/21

Submit To: shellie_murphy@NPS.Gov 

In Reply Refer to: D5215 (DSC-CS)

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