Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) (GS 13/14)

Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) (GS 13/14)

Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) (GS 13/14)

Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) (GS 13/14)

Published
January 23, 2024
Location
Worldwide, United States of America
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified

Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA24R00006
ISSUANCE DATE: January 22, 2024
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: January 17, 2025, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor

(USPSC) - Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor
to the Military (HAA/M) - Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described
in this solicitation.
Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will
not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.
USAID will evaluate all offerors based on stated evaluation criteria. USAID encourages all individuals,
including those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups, to respond to the solicitation.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any
cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer.
Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in Attachment 1.

Sincerely,

Juan E. Proano
Senior Contracting and Agreement Officer
Office of Acquisition & Assistance
(M/OAA/BHA-CPS/PSC)

SOL 720BHA24R00006 - SRG HAA/M - BHA

Table of Contents
I. GENERAL INFORMATION 3
II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION 9
III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS 10
IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER 13
V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD 14
VI. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES 14
VII. TAXES 15
VIII. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs 15
LIST OF APPENDICES 17

ATTACHMENT 1
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA24R00006
2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 22, 2024
3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: January 17, 2025, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard
Time
This solicitation is open and continuous until January 17, 2025. The following are the closing dates for
each review period:

Round 1 - March 11, 2024, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Round 2 - September 11, 2024, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Round 3 - January 17, 2025, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Offerors not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for
positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be canceled at the Contracting
Officer’s discretion.
4. POINT OF CONTACT: FARO Recruitment Team, BHA.FARORecruitment@usaid.gov
5. POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M)
(Multiple Positions)
6. MARKET VALUE: $88,520 - $115,079 equivalent to GS-13 or $104,604 - $135,987 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value and will include Locality Pay for
domestic USPSCs based on the location of the Official USAID Worksite, or the approved alternative
worksite if approved for remote work. USPSCs performing overseas are not entitled to Locality Pay.

This position can be filled at either the GS-13 ($88,520 - $115,079) or GS-14 ($104,604 - $135,987)
equivalent level, with place of performance locality.

Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 will be considered for the GS-13 level
positions. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-14 will be considered for the GS-14
level only.
Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Worldwide - Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed for U.S.- based positions.

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for up to one year, which will include
formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training.

After completion of Washington training, the HAA/M may be assigned to Washington, other locations
in the United States, or an overseas office, and will be required to serve through rotational
assignments. At any time, at the discretion of the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance’s (BHA’s)
Headquarters, the USPSC may be reassigned/relocated to a geographical location where the
individual’s services are needed.
Offerors for the HAA/M position must be willing to be posted at any location. The potential posts arelisted as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined by the location of future unknown operational requirements. BHA currently has established relationships with the Departmentof Defense’s (DoD) Combatant Commands (COCOM) in Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa,Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany, where there is an BHA operational need to work with the military
independent of future country specific disasters. The BHA strategic plan also calls for assignment of
HAA/Ms in Washington, D.C.; Bangkok, Thailand; San Jose, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Manama,
Bahrain.

Initial post assignments will be based on each offeror’s understanding of BHA and the humanitarian
assistance environment, each offeror’s background (i.e., language, regional experience, etc.), and
available post vacancies at the time of award.
8. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years, tentatively 145 day estimated start date from closing

STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:
The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to
perform services on a temporary, on-call, basis as part of the SRG. BHA intends to contract for these
services for a maximum of 250 days per calendar year. Activation days vary but will not exceed 250
days during each contract year.
The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within the terms of this contract at
times mutually agreed to by BHA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within
the scope of work, BHA will contact the contractor and provide the following information:
1. Date contractor is needed to report to BHA or assignment in the field
2. Duration of Assignment
3. Place of Performance
The contractor will notify BHA within 24 hours of availability. At the time the contractor accepts the
assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor
will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a disaster
may require the assignment to be extended (not to exceed 250 days). The contractor shall notify BHA
at the time of commitment if their existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of
schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment but will simply
assist BHA in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if the contractor agrees to an extension of the
duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, the contractor will be required to give BHA 10 days
notice for release from the assignment.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens Only

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

If there is a change in circumstances requiring access to National Security information classified at the
Top-Secret level, the offeror may be asked to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
Information level clearance as provided by USAID.
11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT

The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by BHA to satisfy its growing need for surge
capacity. The SRG program brings on board select candidates who work full-time for discrete periods of
time, but on an intermittent basis for no more than 2007 hours (approximately 250 days) per calendar
year. They can be deployed within hours to facilitate BHA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in
Washington, D.C. and other locations. SRG staff can be used for activations as short as one day or for up
to several months at a time.
The SRG program is managed by the Surge Staffing Team (SST) in BHA's Response Resources Division
(R2D). This team maintains a database for all contracted SRG personnel, providing information to the
rest of BHA on their availability, skills, and previous experiences. SST assists the teams within BHA in
choosing the best qualified SRG for any specific task and provides administrative and personnel support
to all SRG. Each SRG incumbent will provide enhancement to the BHA team according to their skills. The
activation of the SRG Humanitarian Assistance Advisory to the Military (HAA/M) will be coordinated
between SST and the Civil-Military Disaster Operations Division (CMD) in the Office of Field and
Response Operations (FARO).

The SRG HAA/M will support the work of BHA around the world by providing critical liaison functions
between USAID and DoD to represent the humanitarian perspective and provide expertise in situations
where coordination between the parties is required.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED

At the GS-13 equivalent level

Support the communication of humanitarian principles and BHA procedures to DoD:
● Serve as a Civil-Military Affairs Officer (CMAO) or Civil-Military Affairs Coordinator (CMAC) on a
Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) or Response Management Team (RMT); draft
humanitarian assistance task requests for military support in accordance with DART or RMT
response planning; and represent military issues to the DART or RMT. If serving as CMAC,
coordinate actions of CMAOs.
● Provide temporary-duty coverage and serve as HAA/M at a DoD Combatant Command,
component, or forward location; represent BHA as required to DoD stakeholders; and
communicate military issues to BHA via CMD.
● Act as a lead or second instructor for the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC).
● Regularly provide input and subject-matter expertise in designing disaster response exercises.
● Build relationships with DoD leadership and guide DoD decision-making regarding humanitarian
activities.
● Determine whether DoD participation in BHA humanitarian activities is necessary and/or
provides a unique capability.

Engage with other USAID staff, interagency stakeholders, and partners to coordinate humanitarian
activity in the region that may impact DoD operations or require DoD assistance:
● Provide outreach to BHA Washington and field teams to ensure they understand DoD activities
and how they may impact BHA’s work in the impacted region.
● Represent FARO/CMD and coordinate humanitarian civil-military coordination among
interagency and international colleagues, including with civil-military advisors at various United
Nations (UN) agencies and the wider humanitarian community. Coordinate on best practices on
use of military assets in a humanitarian context.

Clearly communicate, written and oral:
● Interact with and make decisions on civil-military coordination that may impact high-level staff
at USAID and USAID’s relationship with external organizations.
● Lead meetings and review work by team members.
● Provide BHA briefings and training such as the JHOC to uniformed military personnel at various
DoD educational institutions (e.g., War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy
Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units.
● Create and present reports, debriefs, and evaluations to CMD Leadership and other appropriate
BHA staff regarding planning, exercises, and deployments being carried out in conjunction with
the DoD.

Attend required trainings:
● Complete training required to serve as JHOC Lead Instructor.
● Complete internal BHA/CMD training required to serve on DARTs and Washington-based RMTs.
CMD roles may include serving in such assignments as the CMAO, CMAC, Deputy Leader for
Operations (DLO), and Deputy Manager for Operations (DMO), as examples.
● Participate in office-wide efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including but not
limited to those related to Bureau programs, partners, staffing, professional development, and
other key areas.

Responsibility and decision-making:
● Provide guidance and mentorship to less-experienced staff.
● The SRG HAA/M position does not have supervisory responsibilities; however, the PSC may
serve in an acting leadership role within the Bureau in order to meet short-term staffing needs,
not to exceed 120 days in a 12-month contract year.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
● May be requested to be on-call/sign up for and serve on Washington-based RMTs, which
provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs
will vary. The duties on DARTs will vary.
● May serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for
an extended period of time. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits,
there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over
rough terrain, or carrying moderately heavy items. Work is primarily performed in an office
setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may

additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, the wearing of protective
equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.
● May serve on temporary details within the Bureau to meet operational needs during staff
shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and
responsibilities and will be directly related to the statement of duties provided.
● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting
Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and
programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is
not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (e.g., work
plans, annual reports, monthly status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and
financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor
performance evaluation in the Contract Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS). They
prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the
Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions
of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related
requirements in the COR designation letter and AOR designation letter.
At the GS-14 equivalent level

The GS-14 level includes everything in the GS-13 level (above), with the addition of:

Support the communication of humanitarian principles and BHA procedures to DoD:
● Serve as an expert authority for humanitarian assistance matters in relation to civil-military
coordination.
● Represent BHA in DoD exercises, planning efforts, and formal training/education entities.
● Conduct planning, scheduling, and prioritization of CMD engagements with DoD.
● Lead conversations and coordination with the DoD and significantly shape DoD decision-making
regarding humanitarian activities and developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of strategic
operations and crisis action planning products.
● Act as subject-matter expert for BHA/military coordination and ensure DoD activities align with
BHA procedures and humanitarian best practices.
● Develop training materials and presentations concerning how the U.S. Government (USG)
executes foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Engage with other USAID staff, interagency, and partners to coordinate humanitarian activity in the
impacted region that may impact DoD operations or require DoD assistance:
● Lead outreach to BHA regional teams to ensure they understand DoD activities and how they
may impact BHA’s work in the impacted region.
● Apply broad, comprehensive knowledge of functional policies, procedures, and techniques to
develop viable options for satisfying BHA’s changing requirements for DoD support and
participation in humanitarian assistance efforts.
● Support deliberate planning within USAID/BHA and serve as an expert in contingency,
operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus.
● Provide BHA and USAID leadership advisory services pertaining to complex sensitive and
controversial civil-military issues.
Clearly communicate, written and oral:

● Interact with and make decisions on humanitarian civil-military coordination that impact high-
level staff at USAID and USAID’s relationship with external organizations. This includes

engagement with high-level military officers.
● Interface with internal agency officials and external governmental entities such as federal
agencies, international organizations, and international government's civil-military
representatives.
● Work to resolve complex issues requiring sensitive negotiations and consensus-building within
an interagency environment.
● Develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in the
humanitarian community and DoD, including the ability to earn confidence and trust.
Responsibility and decision-making:
● Create and implement innovative approaches to interagency information sharing policies and
plans.
● Lead and implement CMD projects, including multilateral workshops, multi-day trainings, and
strategy development.
● Develop procedures and processes for core team and Division; provide significant input into
Office and BHA procedures.
● Serves as the primary liaison on civil-military humanitarian issues with persons and groups both
inside and outside of the organization to include the Department of State, the National Security
Council, Congress, UN agencies, and other stakeholders.
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

This position is located within FARO/CMD. You will report to the CMD Division Chief, Team Lead, Deputy
Team or Unit Lead, or their designee.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

For GS-13 equivalent:
The supervisor sets overall objectives. The USPSC and supervisor together develop deadlines, projects,
and work to be done. The USPSC independently plans, designs, and carries out project, studies, and
programs. Completed work is reviewed only from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility,
compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements or expected results. Technical
problems are generally resolved without reference to supervisors.

For GS-14 equivalent:

The supervisor provides administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The
USPSC independently plans, designs, and carries out projects, studies, and programs. Results of the work
are considered technically authoritative. There is no higher-level official technically responsible for
administering the program/project.
12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience
factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
At the GS-13 equivalent level
Minimum education and experience requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience
working in disaster response, emergency relief/management, humanitarian civil-military
operations, or humanitarian assistance. Experience must include six (6) years of specialized
experience total in three (3) or more of the following:

○ Experience working with humanitarian principles and practices, applicable to civil-
military directives

○ Experience with exercise development, operational planning with respect to
humanitarian civil-military programs/operations
○ Experience in humanitarian/disaster assistance, emergency relief, civil-military affairs, or
working in or alongside military or peacekeeping forces
○ Experience leading training events

OR
● Master’s degree with significant study in international relations, disaster management, political
science, or other related fields plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
working in disaster response, emergency relief/management, humanitarian civil-military
operations, or humanitarian assistance. Experience must include four (4) years of specialized
experience total in three (3) or more of the following:

○ Experience working with humanitarian principles and practices, applicable to civil-
military directives

○ Experience with exercise development, operational planning with respect to
humanitarian civil-military programs/operations
○ Experience in humanitarian/disaster assistance, emergency relief, civil-military affairs, or
working in or alongside military or peacekeeping forces
○ Experience leading training events

At the GS-14 equivalent level
Minimum education and experience requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience
working in disaster response, emergency relief/management, humanitarian civil-military
operations, or humanitarian assistance. Experience must include eight (8) years of specialized
experience total in three (3) or more of the following:

○ Experience working with humanitarian principles and practices, applicable to civil-
military directives
○ Experience with exercise development, operational planning with respect to
humanitarian civil-military programs/operations
○ Experience in humanitarian/disaster assistance, emergency relief, civil-military affairs, or
working in or alongside military or peacekeeping forces
○ Experience leading training events

OR
● Master’s degree with significant study in international relations, disaster management, political
science, or other related fields plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience
working in disaster response, emergency relief/management, humanitarian civil-military
operations, or humanitarian assistance. Experience must include six (6) years of specialized
experience total in three (3) or more of the following:

○ Experience working with humanitarian principles and practices, applicable to civil-
military directives

○ Experience with exercise development, operational planning with respect to
humanitarian civil-military programs/operations
○ Experience in humanitarian/disaster assistance, emergency relief, civil-military affairs, or
working in or alongside military or peacekeeping forces
○ Experience leading training events
III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-
1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of
offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR
52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive
range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the
number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient
competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at
https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

The technical evaluation committee may conduct reference checks, including references from individuals
who have not been specifically identified by the offeror, and may do so before or after a candidate is
interviewed.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are
considered NOT qualified for the position.)
● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
● Complete resume submitted. See section IV for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be
quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form
must be physically signed. Electronic signatures may be accepted.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. If there is a change in circumstances requiring
access to National Security information classified at the Top-Secret level, the offeror may be asked to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as
provided by USAID.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of State medical clearance throughout the contract
● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.
OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM
The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in
comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their
resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:
Matrix: 35 Points

At the GS-13 equivalent Level

Professional Experience (10 points)
● Experience in training facilitation/instruction to include presenting materials and course
development to large groups. (5 points)
● Experience executing and prioritizing simultaneous, high-level work assignments both directly
and in coordination with other subject matter experts. (5 points)

Skills and Abilities (20 points)
● Technical understanding of DoD humanitarian civil-military operations at the strategic,
operational, or tactical levels. (8 points)
● Experience working in a complex emergency or rapid-onset disaster response at the strategic,
operational, or tactical levels. (7 points)

● Experience with exercise/simulation development or operational planning with respect to civil-
military programs/operations. (5 points)

Communication and Interpersonal (5 points)
● Experience presenting to small groups, which can include facilitating meetings internally and
externally. (3 points)
● Experience interacting and communicating with diverse staff including senior staff from USG
agencies or military. (2 points)
At the GS-14 equivalent Level

Professional Experience (15 points)
● Experience in training facilitation/instruction to include presenting materials and course
development to large groups. (5 points)
● Experience executing and prioritizing simultaneous, high-level work assignments both directly
and in coordination with other subject matter experts. (5 points)
● Experience managing three or more personnel in an operational environment. (5 points)
Skills and Abilities (15 points)
● Technical understanding of DoD humanitarian civil-military operations at the strategic,
operational, and tactical levels. (5 points)
● Experience working in a complex emergency and rapid onset disaster response at the strategic,
operational, or tactical levels. (5 points)

● Experience with exercise/simulation development and operational planning with respect to civil-
military programs/operations. (5 points)

Communication and Interpersonal (5 points)
● Experience presenting to small groups, which can include facilitating meetings internally and
externally. (3 points)
● Experience interacting and communicating with diverse staff including senior staff from USG
agencies or military. (2 points)
Interview Performance (50 points)

The interview process will consist of two parts in one combined session. Part 1 of the interview (Part 1 is
40 points) will consist of the Selection Committee asking offerors in the competitive range a set of
standard interview questions. Offerors will then be invited to give an oral presentation to the Selection
Committee (Part 2 is 10 points). The presentation content will be provided by the committee and all
presenters will use the same content in their presentation. (Total 50 points)

The presentation content will be provided by the committee and all presenters will use the same
content in their presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person in Washington, D.C. BHA
may be able to provide assistance with travel expenses to Washington, D.C. for the oral presentation.
Offerors who are eligible for the oral presentation but are unable to travel to Washington may be
allowed to provide an audio/visual version of their presentation for the committee's review.

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)
Offerors must provide their references to BHA upon request no later than seven (7) days from initial
request. Failure to meet this requirement will lead to a score of zero (0) in this portion of the Offeror
Rating System.

                                                                         Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be
competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional
reference checks.Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not
pay for any expenses associated with the interviews.

Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for
selection.

Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition
to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become
available during the future phase of the selection process.
IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER
1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror
Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at
http://www.usaid.gov/forms.
2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and
submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.
3. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted
documents.
4. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Offerors must notate on their resume what GS level equivalent is being applied for. Applicants
may list more than one GS level on their resume.
(b) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked
per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(c) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or
job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result
in disqualification.
(e) U.S. Citizenship
(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).
Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet
the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are
applying. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information
sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.
Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.
By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is
true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the
offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you
being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be
punishable by fine or imprisonment.
To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on
your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

5. NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of
Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not
obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If Top Secret isrequired, and clearance is not obtained within nine months after award, USAID may terminate
the contract at the convenience of the government. If Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
access is not obtained within nine months after Top Secret clearance is granted, USAID may
terminate the contract at the convenience of the government.
6. NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer
acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not
obtained; the offer may be rescinded.
7. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION: This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer.

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