Updated December 8, 2020
FEMA intends to increase the ceiling on the current Blanket Purchase Agreement HSFE20-17-A-0001 by $4.8 million.
“The proposed effort ensures continuation of essential services for the support of the Enterprise Risk Management Program (ERM) until resolution of the protest. The incumbent already has the required certifications and clearances in place, is familiar with the complexity of the services and the business of FEMA/FIMA, and is fully capable of continuing to perform. Award to another contractor is a high risk to the Government requiring ramp up to include hiring of personnel and learning the distinctive characteristics of the ERM mission. This instant effort is critical to the continued operations of the ERM. The Government believes that an attempt by another contractor to assume the support requirements without a transition period would result in delays to the implementation of support needed immediately. Without the increase to the ceiling of the existing BPA, ERM cannot guarantee support for the day-to-day management of the organization, leveraging existing structures and processes, providing analysis and insight to identify and visualize trends in risks, assessment values and other relevant data, leveraging leaders within distributed business units, incorporating FIMA risk into the scope of the program aligned it with OMB A-123, providing the appropriate training for executives and operational staff to ensure an understanding of the nature of the program to achieve the desired outcomes, support for risk and performance reviews, and ensure compliance with DHS and FEMA risk reporting requirements. All of this support has a high impact on the ERM program, which directly impacts national mitigation efforts.”
Updated September 1. 2020
Notice ID HSFE20-17-A-0001
“FEMA intends to modify BPA HSFE20-17-A-0001. The subject BPA provides Enterprise Strategy and Organizational Support services. FEMA intends to continue these services which provides crucial support to the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA). The BPA holder is Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc (SRE), 201 E Burke Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401, with DUNS number 801463832 and CAGE Code 4WL30.
The requirement is to increase the estimated amount of BPA HSFE20-17-A-0001 by $6,600,000.00, from $13,500,000.00 to $20,100,000.00, and extend the ordering period by six months to provide continued services on behalf of FIMA to meet the program’s mission until a follow-on GSA/BPA is competitively awarded.
The subject BPA was competed and awarded in September 2017 in accordance with the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) ordering procedures. The subject BPA included a 12-month base ordering period and two 12-month option ordering periods with an estimated amount of $13,500,000.00. The estimated amount was corrected per modification P00002 to reflect the estimated amount established in the RFQ, from $8,099,886 to $13,500,000.00. As of 7/10/2020, only $173,230.36 remains before reaching the estimated amount of the BPA. The current BPA expires on September 21, 2020. In addition, all active task orders placed against the BPA expire on September 21, 2020. It is anticipated that additional support estimated at $6,600,000.00 is needed for mission essential work under the subject BPA until a competitive follow-in is awarded. The re-compete for this support is currently underway. This modification is necessary to allow for mission critical support to continue for the next six months which includes a transition period, if needed, of up to sixty days to a new awardee as a result of the recompete.”
“The work performed under the BPA’s Orders includes enterprise FIMA-wide Strategy and Organizational Support Services. This includes Support Change Management with Strategy Implementation, Leadership Development & Coaching Support, Communications and Technical Support, and Enterprise Risk Management support for FIMA’s Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs). FIMA’s portfolio is complex and is highly dependent upon contractor support. It includes acquisitions categorized under all three DHS level 1, 2, and 3 programs as defined in DHS Directive 102-01- 001. FIMA’s contract portfolio includes high stakes contract actions including, but not limited to, professional technical and architect and engineering (A&E) services with a combined contract value of $1.2 Billion; Community Engagement and Risk Communications (CERC) with a contract value of $130 Million; Customer and Data Services (CDS) with a $113 Million contract ceiling value; dual broker contracts with a combined ceiling value of $104 Million; and, FIMA Direct with a $97.5 Million contract ceiling value. The scope of work includes acquisition planning assistance, market research support, procurement strategy support, and acquisition document development, which the present BPA supports.”
Posted July 17, 2020
“The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency hereby provides notice of its intent to award a sole-source modification to increase the ceiling by $6.6 Million using other than full and open competition on the current Blanket Purchase Agreement HSFE20-17-A-0001 in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(d)(1)(B), FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(C), FAR 8.405-6(a)(2), and FAR 5.301. This is not a formal solicitation or request for proposal. This synopsis of intent is to give notice of the Government’s intent to make a sole source modification. Contractors who can provide FEMA with the required services, are invited to electronically submit an affirmative, written response indicating a bona fide ability to meet this specific requirement…”
“The proposed effort ensures continuation of essential services for the support of the Enterprise Risk Management Program (ERM). The incumbent already has the required certifications and clearances in place; they are familiar with the complexity of the services and the business of FEMA/FIMA and are fully capable of continuing to perform. Award to another contractor is a high risk to the Government requiring ramp up, to include hiring of personnel and learning the distinctive characteristics of the ERM mission. This instant effort is critical to the continued operations of the ERM. The Government believes that an attempt by another contractor to assume the support requirements without a transition period would result in delays to the implementation of support needed immediately…”
HSFE20-17-A-0001 BPA Awardee: Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc. (SRE), a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), and SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Certified Small Business.