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Senior Law Enforcement Advisor - SF171

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Aug 13, 2018
Category: Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Grants, Acquisitions, Procurement and Policy Division (INL/RM/GAPP), SA-4 Navy Hill, South Building, 2430 E Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, 20037, United States


To be considered responsive to the solicitation, you must submit a completed and signed SF 171. Otherwise, your submission is considered non-responsive and will not be considered. You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Senior Law Enforcement Advisor - Wiretap Center San Salvador, El Salvador Issuance Date: 08/13/2018 Closing Date: 08/27/2018 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-18-046-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLY Offerors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates the Department of State to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit the Department of State to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form SF 171 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information Note: Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERANS PREFERENCE Veterans preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NONDISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-18-046-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/13/2018 3. CLOSING DATE: 08/27/2018 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Senior Law Enforcement Advisor - Wiretap Center 6. MARKET VALUE: $85,181 - $125,091 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: San Salvador, El Salvador 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) within the Department of State (DOS). INLs mission is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its citizens by providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs, Central America Regional Security Initiative (INL/WHP/CARSI) team supports foreign assistance programs throughout Central America. The Bureau is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and supervision of international narcotics control, law enforcement activities, and international criminal justice issues for the DOS. The Senior Law Enforcement Advisor (SLEA) - Wiretap Center will support the Government of El Salvador (GOES) on the full range of enforcement issues and program management, as well as evaluate training, mentor the El Salvadoran judicial system, protect human rights, reduce impunity, and strengthen both the El Salvadoran National Police and the Attorney Generals Office. The SLEA - Wiretap Center will provide technical law enforcement expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of crimes. The SLEA - Wiretap Center will coordinate program development, implementation, and reporting with other El Salvadoran entities, INL anti-gang advisors, and other advisors or contractors working for INL El Salvador and, as appropriate, throughout the region. He or she will support interagency (DEA, FBI, and ICE) coordination between police and prosecutors at the wire intercept center in San Salvador. This is an advisory position. The SLEA - Wiretap Center has no law enforcement authority in El Salvador and will not be armed. The SLEA - Wiretap Center may conduct field observations of the Salvadoran National Police team and the attorney generals office (AGO) but the SLEA - Wiretap Center will not directly involve him/herself in police operations and will take all necessary precautions to remain well away from the site of any operation where there is a heightened risk to the safety of the SLEA - Wiretap Center. RELATIONSHIP: The SLEA - Wiretap Center reports directly to the Senior Gang Advisor (PSC) and the INL Deputy Director at Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador. The Contracting Officers Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractors performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the governments requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTS Deliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports as required by the INL Director/Deputy Director and/or INL/WHP and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a comprehensive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/POST Director(s) and; 2. INL/Program Officer Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSCs hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the authors name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractors name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Review the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of the Attorney Generals Office (AGO) and National Civilian Police (PNC), including its working relationships with the Ministry of Public Security and Justice, the Supreme Court, Attorney General, and the Security Council. 2. In consultation with INL advisors, develop a plan of assistance that will promote effective policing practices. 3. Foster collaborative partnerships in the community among the PNC, AGO, citizens, and organizations to develop solutions and increase trust with the police. 4. Initiate and coordinate neighborhood crime watch programs. 5. Assist the AGO and PNC to develop best practices to implement, oversee, and coordinate activities to achieve crime reduction. 6. Assess the training needs of the AGO and PNC and propose training options for improving the tactics, techniques and procedures of host nation justice sector agencies. 7. Ensure INL projects are executed in accordance with the objectives and terms established in the Letters of Agreement, the INL Country Plan, and similar documents. 8. Provide advice and assistance in preparation of documentation for procurement of technical services, training and commodities and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery and acceptance of items procured. This includes, equipment, including hardware and software, needed to facilitate information sharing, such as fingerprint analysis tools and case information tools. 9. Provide oversight and supervision of other INL foreign assistance programs and LES, Third Party Contractor (TPC), and PSC personnel as directed by the INL Director and/or Deputy Director. 10. Provide input to INL for the F Budget process, including development of operational plans. TRAININGS & DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES 1. Completes the Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within the first six (6) months of arriving at Post. 2. If applicable - Completes the mandatory Foreign Affairs Counter-Threat (FACT) Course (OT610) prior to deployment to Post. COMPLEXITY The SLEA - Wiretap Center must be able to: review host country law enforcement needs and capacity to increase the scope of operations and information-sharing; develop and manage relationships with multiple INL personnel, law enforcement units, host government officials, and interested parties in Washington D.C.; ensure sustainability of projects through provision of planning, communication, and operational standards; and have the ability to integrate competing needs of partner nation law enforcement units into a coherent and comprehensive transnational approach. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESS The SLEA - Wiretap Center performs a broad range of coordination tasks related to development of law enforcement capacity in a complex foreign assistance environment in Central America. PERSONAL CONTACTS The SLEA - Wiretap Center works closely with the INL/WHP CARSI Team Lead, the Directors of INL offices and sections throughout Central America, INL field-based personnel, and INL-supported interagency personnel. The SLEA will also have contact with Law Enforcement Officials of partner nations, coordinating agencies (USG or host country) as appropriate, and other INL Contractors. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain/maintain a DOS Top Secret Security and medical clearances. 2. Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited U.S. university in the fields of Criminal Justice, International Relations, or related subject area; or a. Twenty (20) years of professional law enforcement experience. 3. Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish, with the ability to read and speak Spanish at the FSI 3/3 equivalency. 4. Demonstrated fifteen (15) years of experience in the area of law enforcement operations, management, and training. Demonstrated record of accomplishment of implementing law enforcement programs in Latin America. 5. Demonstrated experience working with partner nation policing programs, policing tactics and theories, and management of resources. 6. Demonstrated experience managing program resources in an overseas environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation. 7. Demonstrated relevant work experience in law enforcement program management, training, and problem-solving methodologies. 8. Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives, as well as with local community members and groups. 9. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENT The PSC shall be able to use a furnished office space, a computer, office telephone, and other supplies needed for job requirements. This property will be owned and maintained by the Department of State DoS. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1 Oversight (30 points) Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in planning and developing law enforcement strategies and projects and the ability to coordinate with host government officials, police officials, and the local community. Factor 2 Development/Implementation (30 points) Demonstrated ability to serve as a mentor for risk-taking and building collaborative relationships within the police and between the police and local community, launching investigations, and identifying and coordinating training for the police Factor 3 Program Management (30 points) Demonstrated knowledge and work experience with project management concepts, practices, and principles, including budget formulation and execution, in order to manage projects successfully. Factor 4 Past Performance (10 points) Demonstrated ability to perform the work herein. (Evaluator may use all evaluation information available at the time of the evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from references or other sources). The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. INL will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicants writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, INL reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employees FICA/Medicare Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Workers Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC (provided by DOS Med) ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post • Housing Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA) • Education Allowance • Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential • Danger Pay • Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

Original Point of Contact

POC Deborah Strom,

Place of Performance

US Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador
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