Natural Resources & Threatened Endangered Species Mgmt US Army Garrison Hawaii Oahu

Department of Defense Fort Worth District
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Project Title: Natural Resources and Threatened and Endangered Species Management for the Army Natural Resources Program on Oahu, US Army GarrisonHawaii, Oahu, HawaiiResponses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the Army Natural Resources Program on Oahu, US Army Garrison Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii, which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c- 1 Sikes Act.Approximately $5,500,000 is expected to be available to support this project during the 18-month base period or performance. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee.NOTE: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or the same type of work. Background:The United States Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI), Natural Resources program supports the Armyโ€™s national defense mission by maximizing available land, air, and water training opportunities while maintaining compliance with all applicable environmental laws, primarily the Endangered Species Act and the Sikes Act. Over 100 federally listed threatened or endangered species are found within the action area of the Army on the island of Oahu, creatinga complex challenge to provide adaptive and realistic training areas, and ensuring good stewardship of training lands and the unique natural resources found there. The Army Natural Resources Program has been active for over 23 years, actively managing over 6,500 acres on Army lands across 7 primary installations and several off-site locations on the island of Oahu. Currently, over 50 cooperator personnel, many with over 10 years of experience in the program, are employed to conduct avoidance, minimization, and mitigation activities for the Army. Program personnel include: 7 subject matter specialists who provide expertise in developing action plans for the numerous listed species managed by the program; three field teams, each consisting of a team coordinator, a team specialist, and 6 technicians for executing field work; a GIS and a Database manager; a Rare Plant propagation team consisting of a manager, a plant propagule specialist, and 4 laboratory or greenhouse technicians; an Ecosystem Restoration team consisting of a manager, 2 specialists, and 4 technicians; an Invasive ungulate management team consisting of a manager and 2 technicians; 2 administrative specialists; and a base yard operations manager. Two Senior Managers provide oversight of the entire program. Much of the work conducted by the Army Natural Resources Program is directed by the Oahuand Makua Implementation Plans, which were created from the respective Biological Opinions issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Brief Description of Anticipated Work:See Attached Statement of Objectives in Related DocumentsPeriod of Performance:Base Period (Mandatory Tasks) will be for an 18-month period from the award of cooperative agreement. Start date of period of performance for the Base Period (Mandatory Tasks) will be 15 September 2022. There is a possibility that four additional periods of performance will be funded.Please send responses or direct questions to:Sandy JustmanContract Specialist, SWF DistrictDirectorate of ContractingFort Worth DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineerssandra.justman@usace.army.mil(817) 886-1073Greg BonnellProject ManagerRegional Planning and Environmental CenterU.S. Army Corps of Engineers ..Gregory.W.Bonnell@usace.army.milCell. (918) 951-0591Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to post for 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 3 Jun 2022.
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