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INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF THE.US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.OFC OF ACQUSITION GRANTS-NATIONAL has announced on 06 Mar 2021 that is accepting bids for the following project: R--REMOTE SENSING SCIENTIST.

The tender will take place in United States and will cover the Business Services industry.

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Location: United States

General information




Business Services


Accepting bids



06 Mar 2021


15 Mar 2021


Not available



Demby, Nicole



140G0121R0010 - Request for Information (RFI): U.S. Geological Survey Remote Sensing Scientist In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-3, Request for Information for Solicitation and Planning Purposes (October 1997) and 10.002(b)2)(i) and (iii), this notice is issued solely for information, planning and market research purposes. This Request for Information (RFI) does not constitute a Solicitation or an indication the Government will contract for the products or services contained in this notice. This notice is not to be construed as an acquisition Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ), nor is any commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract implied, nor does the Government intend to pay for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this notice or any demonstrations provided. Any response received will not be used as a proposal. Please ensure that any sensitive or protected information is marked as such and the government will ensure this information is not released externally. The applicable NAICS code is 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Civil Applications Center (NCAC) analyzes remote sensing data from the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DOD) and other sources to support the statutory missions of the USGS, Department of the Interior (DOI) bureaus, and other Federal Civil agencies. The USGS is searching for small business concerns, i.e., 8(a) businesses, HUBZone businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses or service-disable veteran owned small businesses capable of providing the described products or services. Large businesses are also encouraged to respond to this RFI. Vendors are to specify their socio-economic status (i.e. business type) within their RFI response package. The USGS is also requesting confirmation whether the vendor's services solution can be obtained through an existing GSA schedule contract or through open market means. If these services can be obtained via Federal Supply Schedule, please provide the vendor contract number and the Schedule and SIN (if GSA) that applies to the services. The resultant contract, if there is such, is anticipated to be firm fixed price. The USGS does not have an anticipated procurement timeframe. RFI Requirements The USGS is looking for a vendor who will provide a Remote Sensing Scientist to conduct research independently and in collaboration with scientists from the NCAC or other Federal agencies using remote sensing data from the IC and DOD. The overall research objectives will be established by the NCAC Director. This position will be part time. Interested vendors are to demonstrate through the submission of their company's capabilities statement the ability to: 1. Multi-Sensor Research. NCAC scientists use data from a wide range of remote sensing sensors including ground-based spectrometers, unmanned aerial systems, and earth orbiting satellites from the IC, DOD, civilian governments, and commercial providers. Typically, a research project in the earth or natural sciences utilizing remote sensing technologies will require data from multiple sensors. Fundamental to research using remote sensing is understanding the relationships between images from different sensors and between images and ground truth. The NCAC, with access to IC and DOD remote sensing capabilities, is the natural lead to undertake research that includes these data sources. Several sites are under consideration which provide easy access to conduct ground surveys while remote sensing data is simultaneously being collected from multiple sources. For best results, data collections should be done several times during the year under different seasonal conditions. A Remote Sensing Scientist is required plan the research project, undertake the work, conduct field surveys, analyze the data, determine conclusions and results, and lead the writing of a final report. 2. Change Analysis Research. Analyzing changes to the earth's surface and seeking to understand the under lying earth processes is a fundamental use of remote sensing images collected of the same area periodically over time. Using GFL and other remote sensing data NCAC seeks to conduct change analysis research in urbanization and landscape change, Arctic sea ice, Polar and temperate glaciers, and coastline and barrier island change. The GFWG and the NCAC Director will determine no more than five sites to analyze by the beginning of the period of performance. A Remote Sensing Scientist is required to plan the project, undertake the work, conduct field surveys (if necessary), analyze the data, determine conclusions and results, and lead the writing of a final report. The work will be performed at the USGS NCAC office located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA on the USGS Campus in the Advanced Systems Center building. The NCAC's office operates at the Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information security level. Some research work may be performed in the field. Remote Sensing Scientist - at least 25 years' experience conducting remote sensing, geological, geophysical, and marine research, and leading field investigations and remote expeditions at multiple locations around the world with an emphasis on coastal areas, glaciers, and monitoring change over time. At least 20 years' experience using US National Systems data to conduct earth and natural science related research. The position must hold and maintain a currently verifiable Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance at the beginning of the period of performance. ACTION: Interested vendors who believe they have the capability to provide the required product/services as defined are invited to submit a Capability Statement, not to exceed 10 pages including attachments, exhibits, and any other pertinent information At a minimum response will include the following information: 1. Company name, address, point of contact, email address, business type (i.e. 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled-veteran-owned small business, etc.), and federal supply schedule contract number (if applicable). 2. Capabilities specifying the vendor's solution and demonstrating whether the solution is capable of meeting the requirements within the RFI. Please also specify any requirements in which the vendor's solution is unable to meet. 3. Relevant past performance information should be submitted for similar projects conducted within the last three (3) years. If possible, three (3) past performance examples are desired. 4. Do not provide only general brochures or generic information. 5. Cost Estimate: Provide a cost estimate to perform the technical services (tasks) listed. USGS will not accept unsolicited proposals related to the subject of this notice. Interested vendors must provide their response via email to the Contracting Officer, Nicole Demby, via email at, with the subject line reading - 140G0121R0010 RFI - Remote Sensing Scientist. Responses are due via email to by 2:00 PM ET, on Monday, March 15, 2021. The response must be specific to the RFI requirements/qualifications listed above.

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