Chemonics International Inc. seeks proposals from qualified firms interested in providing security services in Iraq. Chemonics plans to award multiple one-year Indefinite Quantity Subcontracts (IQS) with two, one-year option periods with a total maximum ordering amount not to exceed $50 million. Up to three IQS awards are anticipated.
An IQS is an umbrella contract that allows Chemonics to use the services of prequalified subcontractors through a limited competitive process. Chemonics will negotiate task orders periodically, depending on the ever-changing security needs and the evolution of Chemonics’ awards in-country. The subcontractor shall furnish to Chemonics, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified up to and including the quantity designated in the subcontract as the “Maximum Subcontract Ceiling.” Concurrent with the award of the IQS, Chemonics intends to award one task order. Task order number 1 will cover Chemonics’ ongoing security requirements across Iraq.
Sending an EOI in response to this advertisement is a prerequisite for participating in the competition for the base IQS, which is a prerequisite for competing in task order number 1 or any other subsequent task orders issued under this IQS. Offerors cannot submit proposals for task orders if they are not submitting proposals for the base IQS and are not expressing their interest in response to this advertisement. Chemonics will select the qualified firms to receive the final Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the responses to the four requirements outlined below.
Please be aware that Chemonics’ vision is to have the bulk of the work under a single task order. Subsequent task orders may be issued under the IQS if the work cannot be achieved under task order 1, for any reason. Finally, this solicitation process in no way obligates Chemonics to award either an IQS or subsequent task order, nor does it commit Chemonics to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an expression of interest or proposal.
In order to be considered to receive an RFP, please respond to this advertisement with the following:
An EOI, stating your organizations’ interest in participating in the competition and requesting an RFP.
A short statement of qualifications, explaining your organization’s existing capabilities, and outlining relevant projects and activities in Iraq. Please make sure to include current and past performance information for security services your firm provided in all locations in Iraq only, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
A mobilization timeline statement explaining your organizations’ capability to draw from its pool of resources to recruit and mobilize security assets to at least three bases of operations (Erbil, Mosul city, and Sinjar), clarifying the timeline associated with mobilizing expat and Local National (LN) security staff. The staff needs to be fully equipped, trained, and capable of performing security functions upon award including the provision of static and mobile security services.
Your organization’s current registration and licensing status in Iraq, including the KRI. Please include the following: a copy of your firm’s registration document issued by the Ministries of Trade in both Baghdad and Erbil and your firm’s private security company license issued from Ministries of Interior in both Baghdad and Erbil.
Please submit any questions you may have to IraqSecurityIQS@chemonics.com no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on December 24, 2018. The deadline for submitting EOIs to IraqSecurityIQS@chemonics.com is 5 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 7, 2019.
About Chemonics International Inc.
At Chemonics, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s.
From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we reimagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Kenya and adapt it to a village in Colombia. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields and about forging partnerships that unite the world’s best minds to solve its toughest problems.
Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works.