USDA RFI: National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) Operational Stand-up Support

Solicitation Number: 12639520NBAFSS

“USDA APHIS seeks sources capable of providing services in support of the operational stand up of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), currently under construction in Manhattan Kansas…”

“The Strategic Technology Advisory and Assistance Resource Contracts (STAARC) are anticipated to be implemented to support the USDA with program management, subject matter expertise and other necessary activities/support to achieve stand-up and operational readiness of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) currently under construction in Manhattan, KS. STAARC supports government efforts through the addition of contract resources to support NBAF operational planning with program and project management expertise and associated tasks, administrative activities, information technology (IT), laboratory operations, and biorepository transfer and other stand-up planning expertise and support. This Scope of Work gives an overview of the expected purpose and types of assignments that are expected from this association between the USDA and the STAARC. The STAARC vehicles will be a series of concurrent, discrete scopes of work that align to major elements of NBAF operational planning, integration and stand-up activities in support of the Government.”

Examples of primary contractor labor categories supporting this scope element include but are not limited to Project Manager, Project Analyst, Management Analysts, Project Coordinator, Scheduler, QA/QC Manager, Scientist, Cost Estimator, Project Controls, Risk Management, Project Coordinator, Technical Editors, Meeting Planners, and Graphics/Communications Support. The overall effort is led and coordinated by the STAARC Project Manager…

Example contract labor categories that support this cluster of scope elements include but are not limited to Operation Specialist, Scientist, Biosafety Manager, IT Enterprise Architect, Biorisk Support Specialist, Risk Assessment Consultant, Laboratory Planner, and Training Specialist.

Examples of deliverables include an updated NOM, Biorisk Management Plan, Training Management Plan, SOP…

Example contract labor categories that support these scope elements include but are not limited to Enterprise Architect, Cybersecurity Specialist, Applications Developer, Network Engineer, Communications Engineer, IT Manager, Network Administration Consultant, Network Hardware Consultant, Software Engineer, Data Architect, Systems Engineer, Support Specialist, Telecommunications Consultant and IT Specialist.

Examples of deliverables include but are not limited to IT Equipment Specifications, Software Specifications, analysis of Alternatives, IT System Technical Management Plan, Verification and Validation Approach for Software and Applications, NBAF Installation and Implementation Plan and relevant progress reports…

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