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OPPORTUNITY: Language Related Services (Iraq)

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Saturday, November 01, 2008
The American Small Business Coalition, on behalf of one of our Member companies, is seeking a qualified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business possessing a TOP SECRET facility security clearance issued by the Diplomatic Security Service or Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) and related past performance on requirements of similar scope performed in Iraq. The ability and authorization of the Iraqi Government to enter, perform and operate in Iraq is preferred. The selected company will be invited to engage in a teaming relationship with the Member Company to pursue this opportunity.

Background:
The Department of State has a requirement for Language Related Services in Iraq that will result in a Time and Materials/Labor Hour type contract containing daily fixed rates. The period of performance under this contract will consist of one base year plus four option years for a potential total of five years. This contract will be a performance-based acquisition. The Department intends to reserve the right to make multiple awards. The contract shall provide language-related services including interpreting, translating, and transcription services. The Contractor shall also provide all management, supervisory, and project personnel to perform these services, which will be provided on a daily basis and will support the efforts of the U.S. Government’s Embassy, Consulates, and Regional Embassy Offices (REO) in Iraq. Performance under this contract shall include various locations within Iraq. All contractor personnel performing duties in Iraq must have Secret or Interim Secret personnel security clearances issued by Defense Security Service (DSS). Some personnel will require a TS/SCI clearance. Language proficiency testing is required by the Department of State, Office of Language Services in the source language(s) and English for all levels of linguists in the four basic communications skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Evidence of language proficiency testing is required with acceptable results are required prior to assignment to a Department of State contract.

About The ASBC Member Company:
This organization has significant and current qualifications in this disciplines areas related to this opportunity, with this agency and in this and other theaters of operation. They possess all necessary industrial security clearances and special accesses to perform on this requirement.

Qualified companies should express their interest by providing the following information:

General Information:
- Legal company name and physical address
- Name and title of Service Disabled Veteran owner/principal
- Name, title, phone number and email address of company representative (if different from above) with authority to enter company into a binding agreement
- CAGE Code
- Brief summary of company capabilities relevant to this opportunity
- Indicate status of your organizations TOP SECRET Facility Security Clearance (FCL)

Past Performance:
- Please provide a brief (one page or less), non-proprietary representation of your company's experience in providing the type of services described in this opportunity.

Expressions of interest may be submitted to business_opportunity@theasbc.org in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document with the subject line " Language Related Services". No other marketing materials or document types will be accepted or considered.

Responses will be accepted until 5pm EST on Friday, November 7, 2008.

All responses will be acknowledged and promptly reviewed.

Tags:  department  iraq  language  state 

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