SEBAC Letters to Agencies


FUDSChem (EMSS II) Procurement

From a SEBAC member

“I am following up on our call from a couple of months ago regarding the re-compete for the FUDSChem database management (EMSS II) procurement. After the sources sought which was put out solely under IT, the solicitation ultimately came out as a HUBZone set-aside split between two GSA schedules (IT and ENV). It was exactly what we were hoping for, and we were successful in our bid.  Thank you for your time and support, and for the support of SEBAC!”

Comments on the Proposed Rule for JVs and 8(a)s  
Submitted to website – August 4, 2020

SEBAC expressed support of changes to subparts 9.1 (Responsible Prospective Contractors), 15.3 (Source Selection), 19.3 (Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs), and 19.8 (Contracting with Small Business). Click here for the Comments.

Environmental and Munitions Mandatory Center of Expertise International Remediation & Environmental Services Two (IRES2) Sources Sought Notice – June 23, 2020

SEBAC requested USCE Huntsville Center to consider revising the requirements for the proposed solicitation to a total small business set aside under NAICS 562910 (750 employees) or 50% of the awards be reserved for small business if the acquisition strategy doesn’t support a total small business set aside. Click here for the letter. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, MAMMS Request for Proposals – Solicitation W912DR19R0051 – April 7, 2020

SEBAC requested USACE Baltimore to consider revising the proposal submittal requirements to take into account the significant restrictions on the environmental industry caused by the COVID-19 virus. Click here for the letter. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Multiple Award Environmental Services (MAES) Task Order Summary – April 7, 2020

SEBAC asked USACE Baltimore and SBA to consider setting aside two pending Air Force Optimized Remediation Contract (ORC)task orders for small businesses. Click here for the letter.

SBA Regarding the GSA MAS Consolidation – February 3, 2020

SEBAC requested the SBA to weigh in on the GSA MAS and support the small business community subject to the 562910 NAICS by providing guidance to GSA on the proper use and application of this size standard. Click here for the letter.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contract (ERRS) – December 17, 2019

SEBAC asked EPA to review and revise the process employed during the solicitation for the Emergency and Rapid Response Services (ERRS) contracts. Click here for the letter.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, MEGA ERS – Unrestricted; Notice ID – W91238-20-S-2078 – December 12, 2019

SEBAC requested USACE Sacramento and SBA to reevaluate the need for designating the planned Sacramento $50M ERS contract as an unrestricted solicitation as per the Rule of Two. Click here for the letter.

GSA MAS Consolidation SIN 562910 – November 6, 2019

SEBAC asked GSA to change the small business size standard basis of $20 million annual revenue for SIN 562910REM to the 750 employee-based size standard for environmental services, consistent with SBA’s definition. Click here for the letter.

GSA OASIS On-Ramp Solicitation – September 30, 2019

SEBAC expressed concerns about an obvious change in support for Small Business participation in a solicitation circulated by the General Services Administration (GSA). The request for proposal (RFP) is for Unrestricted awards for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Open Season On-Ramp for Pools 1, 3 & 4. This is a Multiple Award (MA), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Unrestricted opportunity under Solicitation Number GS00Q-13-DR-0001-P1P3P4. Click here for the letter.

Past Performance Experience – Period of Performance Request Change from Five Years to Ten Years – September 5, 2019, and September 18, 2019

SEBAC expressed concerns regarding the Past Performance Experience timeframe criteria when responding to USACE solicitations. Our primary concern is the use of a five-year window for presenting past experience in an industry where major projects of this nature fall off the five-year resume very quickly. Our goal is to expand the past experience timeframe to ten years, not unlike the recent solicitations put out by the Kansas City District for the Welsbach SATOC and the Unrestricted PRAC. Click here for the letter.

On September 18, 2019, a similar letter was sent to the Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. Click here for the letter.

BRAC FY 2020 PBR Follow On Acquisition Strategy Solicitation Number: FA8903-18-BRAC-RFI-01 – August 30, 2019

SEBAC expressed concerns regarding the Air Force’s acquisition strategy for the OCONUS PBR Follow On contract for Galena Air Force Station and Kulis Air Base identified in the BRAC BECOS Update presented by Daniel Medina on 14 August 2019 as “Full and Open”. Click here for the letter.

NAVFAC SW Procurement Strategy – N6247319R3001:  Environmental Multiple Award Contract for Remediation of Various Radiological Contaminants at Various Navy and Marine Corps Installations in the NAVFAC SW and NAVFAC LANT Aor, RADMAC – July 16, 2019

SEBAC asked the SBA weigh in on the Navy’s deliberations relative to this procurement strategy, as this contract is ideally suited for a total Small Business Set-Aside under the SBA Rule of Two. A review of the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) NextGen, of recent and ongoing US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy and NAVFAC contract awards and task orders issued under these contracts will demonstrate a capable pool of contractors to support this effort. Click here for the letter.

US Army Corps of Engineers Pre-Placed Remedial Action Contracts – June 21, 2019

SEBAC requested USACE Kansas City and SBA reevaluate the need for two separate acquisitions (given the fact Federal Procurement Data System statistics for these contracts – Pre-Place Remedial Action Contracts (PRACs) – are substantially under-subscribed. We believe the right course of action is a single Small Business PRAC. Click here for the letter.

SEBAC Responds to the 809 Panel Recommendations – March 7, 2019

On March 7, 2019, SEBAC sent individual letters to members of the U.S. House and Senate Small Business Committees urging them to strike from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) the Panel 809 recommendation to do away with small business set-asides in favor of a 5% price preference. Click here for an example of the letters that were sent. SEBAC members were urged to contact their senators and representatives on this important issue. For more information on the issue, click here for the Koprince Law LLC blog.

SEBAC’s Comments to SBA Proposed Rule – February 4, 2019

RIN 3245-AG86, National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting
Click here for the letter.

The Acquisition Strategy Update

The Acquisition Strategy Update is a recap of recent awards and upcoming procurements and sources sought in NAICS code 562910 and 541620 prepared for SEBAC by FEDMINE, an Associate Member. Information about and from agencies we track is often included. Click here for the latest edition. Earlier Updates are available here.