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General Christian Spiritual Guide Services - FCC Petersburg, VA

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Jul 12, 2018
Category: Social Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office (FAO), U. S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex, 346 Marine Forces Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75051


THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY - Solicitations are not available at this time. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. The information gathered from market research will be vital in the formation and set aside status of the solicitation. The Bureau of Prisons has a future requirement for the provision of General Christian Spiritual Guide Services at the Federal Correctional Complex - Petersburg located in Hopewell, Virginia. All duties shall be performed in accordance with Statement of Work. The Government contemplates awarding of an indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contracts with firm-fixed unit prices resulting from the future solicitation. The contract period shall consist of a 12 month base period with four 12 month option periods for renewal. The Government anticipates requiring an estimated maximum 1488 session per performance period. A session is defined as one hour. A Government solicitation document to provide these services is being developed, and a contract may or may not result. Market research is being conducted to determine interest and capability of potential sources for this requirement. All future information about this acquisition, including the solicitation and/or amendments, will be distributed solely through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information regarding this acquisition. Please note: All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is www.sam.gov. If you have questions about the System for Award Management (SAM), Government procurements in general, or need assistance in the preparation of your quote, a local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) may be able to help. The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the Government marketplace. To locate a PTAC near you, go to http://www.aptac-us.org. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 813110 (Size Standard: $7,500,000). Please answer the following questions on company letterhead: 1. Can your firm provide the services in compliance with the requirements listed in the draft Statement of Work detailed below? 2. Do you have any issues/questions/concerns with the draft Statement of Work detailed below? 3. Does your firm qualify for as any of the following socio-economic groups? 8a; HUBZone; Service Disabled Veteran Owned; Woman Owned; Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned. 4. Can your firm provide firm fixed unit prices (i.e., per session) for future contract periods (for example: a contract with a base year and four option years, equating a total of five years)? 5. How many calendar days does your firm need to prepare a quotation resulting from this solicitation? 6. Is your company registered, and active, in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov)? 7. Please furnish the following information in reference to your firm: Company Name: DUNS number: Address: Point of Contact: Telephone Number: E-mail Address: I am extremely appreciative of the time you have taken to complete this questionnaire. Please email your response to jseratt@bop.gov. Statement of Work (Draft) Background In September 2000, the Executive Staff of the Federal Bureau of Prisons approved a multi-faith, Residential Life Connections Pre-release Program. This is a voluntary program located in five institutions in various regions of the country. The program is available to men and women inmates. The program provides inmates with intensive opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening their religious roots by sharing common space and programs for the purpose of personal transformation and reducing recidivism. Inmates will participate in religion specific and inter-faith program components designed to bring restoration with God, family, community, and self. The programs design will increase religious tolerance and respect among inmates of various faiths; will connect each inmate with a spiritual mentor; and will link participants with a faith community at their release destination in order to enhance community reintegration. Another component of the program will initiate specific victim impact programs to assist inmates in claiming responsibility for their actions and making amends with victims, family, and community. The program will enlist partnerships with individuals and organizations in its efforts to lower recidivism and facilitate spiritual growth and personal change. Volunteers, contractors, mentors, sponsoring religious congregations and organizations are all essential partners in the program. The goal of the Bureau of Prisons Residential Life Connections Pre-release Program is to provide inmates living in a shared living space with intensive opportunities for holistic life restoration for the purpose of reducing recidivism and enhancing prison management. Subject The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office in Grand Prairie, Texas intends to make a single award of an indefinite delivery/requirements type contract with firm fixed pricing for the provision of General Christian Spiritual Guide Services. The individual will provide religious instruction and leadership for Protestant Christian inmates participating in the Bureau of Prisons Residential Life Connections Pre-release Program at the Federal Correctional Complex (Low), Petersburg, Virginia. Place of Performance The service is to be provided under the contract shall be accomplished at: Federal Correctional Complex FCC Petersburg (Low) 1100 River Road Hopewell, VA 23860 Schedule Services will normally be provided Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The contractor will normally provide six sessions per day up to 30 sessions each week of services. A session is defined as one hour. The schedule may include some weekend and/or evening hours based on program needs. A mutually agreed upon schedule will be developed by the Supervisory Chaplain after contract award. Due to the nature of the correctional setting, delays in performance of work may be experienced. Such delays may include but are not limited to inclement weather, electrical or mechanical problems, or other security matters. When contract employees report to the institution but are unable to perform services due to such delays, the contractor will be paid for one session. Normally, any remaining sessions for that day will be suspended and the contractor will be free to leave and the contractor will not be paid for the remaining unperformed sessions. However, if the institution requests that the contractor remain at the institution for eventual performance, the contractor shall be paid for such sessions. In the event of any absence, the contractor may make up his/her time so long as it does not exceed 30 hours in any given week. The contractor will provide a monthly billing statement to the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) that accurately reflects the days worked under the contract, the number of hours of sessions of each day worked, and the total dollar amount due for that month services. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements The contractor shall possess a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in religious studies, religious education, or a related curriculum. The Government will also accept a Bachelors Degree in an unrelated field should the contractor possess a graduate degree from an accredited institution in religious studies, such as a Masters and/or Ph.D. of Divinity or Theology. The individual must possess an ordination certificate or like document showing the contractor is a recognized Minister with a minimum of three years of documented, continuous, full time experience as a Minister in good standing with a recognized General Christian community. Quoters must specifically identify the individual that will be performing these services under any subsequent contract award. The quoter must provide documentation and professional references as proof that their candidate meets all qualifications. The candidates name and qualifications must be submitted at the time the quote is submitted. All Contractors must submit with their quote a resume, photocopies of documents evidencing education, training and experience. Supplies and Equipment All supplies that the contractor may need routinely will be supplied by FCC Petersburg. The contractor performing these services shall wear professional clothing in accordance with the dress policy of the institution. Description of Duties The General Christian Spiritual Guide shall be responsible for providing religious instruction and leadership for inmates who are active participants in the on-site Life Connections Program (LCP). Classes will consist of religious and reentry based instruction on the following broad topics: how to live with integrity, how to grow spiritually, how to be a leader, how to live responsibly and other topics related to the successful habilitation of inmates. The instructor will be responsible for developing lesson plans that follow the LCP curriculum and evaluation of assignments and workbooks. The instructor will also be responsible to encourage the inmates participation in all aspects of the LCP; such as, journaling, discussion/accountability groups, religious tolerance, restorative justice, service projects and victim impact discussion. The overall result of the instruction should be a reduction in recidivism and disciplinary problems. The instruction will be based on the pro-social content of various religious groups. The contractor will develop and submit lesson plans demonstrating how the objectives of the LCP curriculum will be achieved. Lesson plans will be submitted for classes at least a week in advance. The contractor will track participants progress and completion of requirements and submit quarterly reports on each participant. Although the instruction will follow the LCP curriculum and the instructor will bring his or her own to bear on the curriculum, the contractor may work with participants who follow both other interpretations of the Christian faith and other faiths. Selected contractor will provide religious instruction based on their own expertise as it relates to the core curriculum materials. The contractor will work closely with the LCP Program Manager and other program staff to assist in the development of the program and to gauge the progress of individual participants. Consultations will be held with LCP Program Manager as needed and the contractor shall attend LCP team meetings or other meeting relating to the involvement of the services to be provided. General Topics for General Christian Spiritual Guide 1. Prayer 2. Advent (John The Baptist, Preparation Sermons and Jesus Birth, etc.) 3. Thanksgiving 4. Discipleship 5. Faithfulness 6. Lenten Themes (Jesus making his way to Jerusalem to include the Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection) 7. Jesus Sermon on the Mount 8. The Feeding of the Five Thousand 9. Pauls Conversion 10. Pauls Letters 11. Mary and Martha 12. Lazarus Raised from the Dead 13. Belief and Salvation 14. The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15. The Arrest of Jesus 16. Jesus Trial 17. Parable of the Sower 18. Parable of the Prodigal Son 19. The Healing of the Ten Lepers 20. The Widows Mite 21. Healing of the Blind Man 22. The Parable of the Rich Young Ruler 23. The Stoning of Stephen 24. The Pentecost 25. Peters Betrayal 26. The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem 27. Jesus Teachings on Prayer 28. Jesus at the Temple 29. Jesus Baptism 30. Mary and Elizabeths Relationship 31. The Parable of the Mustard Seed 32. The Transfiguration 33. Peters Confession to Christ 34. Jesus Predicts His Death 35. The Parable of the Sower 36. The Parable of the Weeds 37. Jesus Sends out the Twelve 38. Jesus Healing Ministry 39. The Cost of Following Jesus 40. Stewardship 41. Jesus Teaching on Judging Others 42. The Temptation of Jesus 43. The Calling of the First Disciples 44. The Beatitudes 45. The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant 46. Jesus Teachings on Divorce 47. Jesus and Little Children 48. The Parable of Workers in the Vineyard 49. Jesus Calms the Storm 50. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet 51. What is the role of faith and Community Re-entry? Inmate Management Provision of services will require frequent and unsupervised contact with inmates. The contract employee shall not be responsible for the management of any inmates, other than to ensure inmates involved within the contracts scope of work abide by all rules to ensure their safety and well-being. The contractor may, at any time, be removed from the institution at the discretion of the CEO. The contractor is to constantly be aware of security and maintain a professional relationship with inmates at all times. Any violation of the institution rules and regulations are to be brought immediately to the attention of any Government employee employed at the institution. The contractor will be required to provide documentation to the COR, or designee, of any infractions of institutional rules and regulations by inmates for proper action. Institution Security The contractor/contract employees shall agree to all regulations prescribed by the institution for the safety, custody, and conduct of inmates. The contractor shall attend a four hour Contractor Training before assuming institution involvement. Reimbursement to the contractor for the time spent in the institution orientation or other specific security related training will be at the contract rate, prorated hourly. The contract employee will be required to sign in and out of the institution for accountability purposes. A badge will be issued and worn at all times for proper identification.

Original Point of Contact

POC Jim D Seratt, Phone: 972-352-4517

Place of Performance

Federal Correctional Complex (LOW), 1100 River Road, Hopewell, Virginia, 23860, United States
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