ProTech 2.0 Industry Day Reveals New Program Info
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently hosted an Industry Day with fresh news on the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (ProTech) 2.0 program. Like the original, ProTech 2.0 features a total of four multiple-award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. (The original actually had five domains in its inception, but Enterprise Ops was never awarded.) These four IDIQs each represent different domains including Satellite, Fisheries, Oceans, and Weather. The domains offer resources in support of the NOAA to assist its line and staff offices.
The current ProTech program is approximately halfway through the original periods of performance. Awarded Task Orders across all four Domains totals over $1.3B (shared ceiling of $3B). Approximately 250 task orders have been awarded so far.
The program ceiling dollar amount for the four domains/IDIQs in ProTech 2.0 is $8 billion as it is a longer period of performance (10 years). Both the original and the second iteration allow for “teaming-on-the-fly” which allows prime contractors the ability to team with whomever they choose for task orders. Non-awardees can reach out to Primes for business opportunities and potential teaming opportunities.
The expected award of the domains is as follows: Satellite FY23/Q1, Fisheries FY23/Q4, Oceans FY24/Q2, and Weather FY25/Q1.
This latest industry day covers the Oceans domain specifically. The Oceans domain includes professional, scientific, and technical services under NAICS Code 541620: Environmental Consulting Services. The following services will be needed: coastal resilience (including preparedness, response, and recovery), coastal intelligence, and place-based conservation. Requirements will include a) Studies, Analyses, and Reports, b) Applied Research, Development, Engineering, and Operations, c) Field Sampling, Data Collecting, and Surveys, d) Consulting, Program and Project Management, and e) Capacity Building.
The sizes for the majority of Oceans Domain Task Orders are between $100,000 and $10 million so offerors should be able to show past performance of similar sized awards. The Industry Day presenters estimated the RFP for Oceans to be released September 2022 with phase one responses due the following month.
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