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CACFP Sponsor Tiering determination Aging Study, 2016 - 2020 - Sources Sought Notice

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:May 15, 2017
Category: Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Contract Management Branch, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 228, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302


The purpose of this sources sought notice is to determine the interest and feasibility of a small business set-aside for the following requirement: CACFP Sponsor Tiering determination Aging Study, 2016 - 2020. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government, nor will the U.S. Government pay for information solicited. The information from this notice will help the Food and Nutrition Service plan their acquisition strategy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service is seeking a contractor to conduct a study that uses the tiering error estimates from previous assessments to “age,” or project the tiering error estimates for each year from 2016 through 2020. The aging study would be conducted in lieu of a new assessment that would collect new data and sponsor tiering documentation. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, NO SOLICITATION EXISTS AT THIS TIME. The Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support & Contracts Management Division, is conducting a market survey to determine the availability and technical capability of qualified small businesses, including small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 8(a) small businesses, woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), veteran owned small businesses (VOSB), service- disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and Historically Under-utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses capable of conducting a study to provide “aged” or estimated number of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Family Day Care Homes (FDCHs) that are misclassified by sponsoring agencies into the wrong reimbursement tier and the resulting erroneous payments for meals and snacks reimbursed at the wrong rate for each fiscal year from 2016-2020. <img src="file:///C:UsersNATASH~1.ABBAppDataLocalTempmsohtmlclip1clip_image001.gif" alt="" width="7" height="2" /> Only electronic copies of capability statements will be accepted and should be emailed to: Natasha Abbington at Natasha.Abbington@fns.usda.gov. The e-mail shall contain the following subject line: Response to Sources Sought Notice – AG-3198-S-17-0060 : CACFP Sponsor Tiering determination Aging Study, 2016 - 2020. A determination by the Government to proceed with the acquisition as a set-aside is within the discretion of the Government. If capability statements are not received from at least two responsible small businesses or if the Government determines that no small business concerns are capable of performing this requirement based upon an assessment of the capability statements submitted, the Government may proceed with a full and open competition. Please submit all information to Natasha Abbington at Natasha.Abbington@fns.usda.gov no later than May 29, 2017 by 1:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Original Point of Contact

POC Natasha L. Abbington, Phone: 7034576776

Place of Performance

3101 Park Center Drive, Room 228, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302, United States
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