Base-wide Inventory – Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish, Edwards Air Force Base, California.Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the US Air Force which provides professional and technical
support for Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act.
Approximately $311,512 is expected to be available to support this project during the base period.
Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee, subject to the availability of funds.Background:Edwards AFB encompasses approximately 308,180 acres in the Antelope Valley in southern California and is located in the western Mojave Desert.
Fish and wildlife program management focuses on conserving desert habitat on Edwards AFB.
Native wildlife includes a wide variety of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals adapted to various desert habitats on base.
Natural resource management is critical to the maintenance of biodiversity which providescritical support to the military mission.
Periodic fauna surveys are conducted to determine fauna presence, trends, and viability of various animal species.
Long-term monitoring is a fundamental aspect of adaptive management to determine the overall health of the ecosystem and allow a focused and cost-effective monitoring program.
Please read the attached documents for further information on this project.Note:
At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or same type of work.
You will be evaluated for request for a proposal based on skills, qualifications and certifications demonstrated in your SOI.Preference will be given to statements of interest that demonstrate field technicians that have at least five years of experience conducting point count surveys and be able to accurately identify riparian birds by sight and audibly and estimate distance and direction using common field instruments, as well as a principal investigator that has the ability to synthesize collected field data into a cohesive report, including methods, results, statistical analysis, and managementrecommendations.Period of Performance.
The base period of performance is anticipated to be 18 months from date of award plus five optional 18-month periods.Note:
A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.Please send responses or direct questions to:Sandy JustmanGrants SpecialistUSACE Ft.
(817) 886-1073McCullough WellsProject ManagerUSACE Omaha Districtmargaret.firstname.lastname@example.orgOfice:
(402) 995-2590Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest:
The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals.
Responses due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 20 AUGUST 202 1. See attached documents for full project information.