Apprenticeship, Helper and After-Hours Training Program

State: Washington
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • U - Education and Training Services
NAICS Category:
  • 611513 - Apprenticeship Training
Posted Date: May 17, 2024
Due Date: Jun 16, 2024
Solicitation No: N4523A24RTRAIN
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Apprenticeship, Helper and After-Hours Training Program
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General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-07:00) PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, LOS ANGELES, USA
  • Original Published Date: May 17, 2024 10:46 am PDT
  • Original Response Date: Jun 16, 2024 10:00 am PDT
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: Sep 30, 2024
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside:
  • NAICS Code:
    • 611513 - Apprenticeship Training
  • Place of Performance:
    Bremerton , WA 98314

Sources Sought

BACKGROUND: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), a naval industrial facility located in Bremerton Washington, maintains, overhauls, and repairs various vessels of the US Navy. Over 14,000 military and civilian personnel work to “maintain and modernize our Navy’s fleet”.

PSNS & IMF’s goal is to provide customers with quality, timely, and cost-efficient maintenance, modernization, and technical and logistics support. PSNS & IMF operates sites in Bremerton, Bangor, Everett, San Diego, Boston, Japan, and wherever its workers are required to travel to conduct work on Navy ships. To provide top quality service for the combat war fighter, PSNS & IMF must maintain a highly trained and skilled workforce. This is accomplished through a workforce education initiative that includes an Apprenticeship, Helper Trainee, and After-hours program.

PSNS & IMF is conducting market research to determine industry capability and interest for delivering educational services in support of 1) a federally registered Apprentice Program, 2) a supporting Helper Trainee Program, and 3) an After-Hours Training Program. During the apprenticeship, as part of their normal work schedule/assignment, Apprentices will receive on site (at the PSNS & IMF designated apprentice school building/s, current Apprentice School – Building 460, 2nd and 3rd Floors) live classroom instruction provided by an accredited educational institution. Apprentices will receive on site, accredited industrial trade-based instruction from government personnel, whom have been designated to teach apprentices their trade and develop, apply, and refine their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) through On the Job Learning (OJL) in scheduled work experience through each of the respective trade’s established key processes. All required courses in the Helper Trainee Program are held after work at the PSNS & IMF site with the exception of preparatory English and Math curriculums that may be offered at off-site locations depending on demand. The After-Hours Program instructors shall provide courses on campus, on off-site campus locations, online, and at Command University (PSNS &IMF-Bldg. 466). Students shall receive appropriate college credit in accordance with all applicable course work.

PSNS & IMF requires the services of an educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and authorized to deliver post-secondary programs/degrees by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) under title 250 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28B.80.370. Currently this is accomplished with a 5 year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract.

The Government is seeking responses from sources that can perform the following work as laid out in the attached performance work statement and can do so in a seamless manner as to not cause much disruption to the current flow of the program.

What/Where to Submit: Interested companies should submit, on company letterhead, a notice of interest including the company name, DUNS number, CAGE code, telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address of one point of contact. Please hand or digitally sign your letter of interest and e-mail it to the Government contacts listed below, with "Apprentice, Helper and After Hours Training Program Sources Sought Response" in the subject field. The notice of interest should include a brief description of your company and its capabilities as they relate to the requirements set forth in the description shown above, and answers to the following specific questions. Please limit your response to no more than 3 pages.

1. Is your company a small or large business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under NAICS code 611513 (a small business must make less than $11.5 million per year)?

2. Does your company have a satisfactory performance record for the type of work required? Please provide examples of relevant and recent (within three years) past performance.

3. Does your company have the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills, or the ability to obtain them (including, as appropriate, such elements as production control procedures, property control systems, quality assurance measures, and safety programs applicable to materials to be produced or services to be performed by the prospective contractor and subcontractors)?

4. Given the work described in this announcement, is your company able to provide the equipment, staff, program, skills, staff, and other necessary items required to run this program and get it going with little to no interruption to the current program and its participants?

When to Submit: Responses are requested no later than 10:00am PST, on 16 June 2024. Please submit via email to Kimberly Neumann at and Angela Charpia at

Notice Regarding Sources Sought: This sources-sought is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This sources-sought does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Further, the Navy is not seeking proposals at this time, nor accepting unsolicited proposals. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this sources-sought; all costs associated with responding to this sources-sought will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this sources-sought does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the website. It is the responsibility of the potential Offeror to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this requirement. Information provided shall be treated as Business Sensitive or Confidential to the responder, exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act. PSNS & IMF may request further information regarding the capabilities of respondents to meet the requirements set forth in the announcement. This sources sought announcement is released in accordance with FAR 15.201. Information provided in response to this sources sought announcement will not be considered an offer by the responding contractor and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.

Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • BREMERTON , WA 98314-5001
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact
  • May 17, 2024 10:46 am PDTSources Sought (Original)

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