Added: Jul 10, 2019 4:23 pm
USFWS R7 Alaska Region is posting this pre-solicitation notice for the requirement of court reporting services in Alaska. The court reporter services will be an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity-type contract (IDIQ). The contractor shall provide all management, supervision, labor, travel and supplies necessary to provide court reporter services as specified for various U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) programs in Alaska. The contractor will be responsible for providing accurate transcripts of all FWS program related meetings that fall within the period of performance. The estimated amount of meetings per year is roughly 30 local (Anchorage) and in-state meetings ranging from one day to four days in length. All personnel engaged in the work to be accomplished under this contract shall be fully trained in the appropriate protocol and activities supporting the meetings. FWS currently provides the following equipment: Bosch 800 Ultro Microphone/Recorder Unit without speakers, wires, or mixers, SKB â€“ Telco Unit (2) and Clear One Telco Converge Pro TH20 units. FWS provides this equipment, but the contractor shall be required to supplement that system with their own equipment which could include microphones and speakers. Any equipment used for public address must interface with the recording equipment and digital or analog phone systems at meeting locations. A telephone integration system capable of providing a direct audio feed between parties over digital or analog telephone lines, as well as integrating this audio into meeting recordings is required. Recording equipment utilizing audio or digital recordings will be required to build transcripts. The contractor will be responsible for transportation and set-up of the sound equipment and telephone integration system, as well as ensuring it is performing correctly.
The contractor and/or staff will be required to travel to meeting locations across the state of Alaska. Some of these locations are in remote Alaska towns, villages and islands (as found in Southeast Alaska) which can create challenges to logistics. USFWS will provide certain evaluation factors regarding this requirement at the time of solicitation. Travel expenses are not to exceed the costs of traveling in state and shall be in accordance to the Federal Travel Regulations as set by the Department of Defense (Alaska only).
Proposed line items may include deliverable timeframes, daily rates, price per page and travel. The Government would consider other line items if the industry identifies the need.
The USFWS anticipates release of a full solicitation package within ten (10) days of this pre-solicitation posting. A date and time for receipt of proposals will be listed in the solicitation. The solicitation number will be 140F0719R0003 and is 100% set aside total small business. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 561492 Court Reporting and Stenotype Services, with a size standard of $15M.