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Please note that effective June 20th, South Dakota PTAC is located at 5116 S. Solberg Ave.,Sioux Falls, SD 57108.

Email: Marcella.hurley@usd.edu

Phone (Direct) 605-275-7577

Environmental Remediation and Restoration from PFAS (E2RP)


Responses Due By

2022-12-02 23:59:59 US/Eastern Time

Since the 1970s, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been using aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) to suppress liquid fuel fires. AFFF contains multiple per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to include perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), a long-lived man-made chemical.

Researchers have demonstrated an association between exposure to select PFAS and various health effects, including thyroid disease, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, birth defects, and certain types of cancer. The EPA is currently developing a proposal to designate these chemicals as hazardous under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); also referred to as the Superfund. Due to the widespread usage of AFFF, these chemicals exist at hundreds of DoD installations across the country.

The DoD is looking for commercially-viable technologies for the on-site destruction and remediation of PFAS tied to AFFF usage. A preferred solution incorporates technologies capable of treating impacted materials of concern, including soils, sediments, biosolids, investigation derived wastes (IDW), storm waters, and groundwater. The desired solution should be capable of one or more of the following:

  • Destructive, on-site treatment of solid or aqueous materials impacted with PFAS, with PFAS ranging in concentration from low ppb to high ppm
  • In situ treatment of PFAS-impacted groundwater via concentration, immobilization or destruction
  • Ex situ treatment of PFAS-impacted groundwater or storm water via concentration or sorption coupled with on-site destructive treatment of produced solids or aqueous concentrates.

The DoD has a preference for destructive technologies capable of fully mineralizing all PFAS impacting these materials. Preferred solutions will permit unrestricted disposal, discharge, and/or reuse of materials on-site as well as the treatment of groundwater in situ.

Proposed solutions should include a pathway to rapidly scale the capability to full scale implementation and commercialization across one or more sites in multiple geographies.

The DoD seeks commercial solutions. This solicitation is not limited to U.S. companies. Companies currently performing on an existing DoD contract should highlight the unique, innovative, and/or previously under-utilized aspects of their solution submitted in response to this area of interest in order to be considered for an agreement award.

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Submit Your Solution

The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for technology entrepreneurs with expertise in all forms of renewable energy, as well as high energy physics, carbon capture, building and vehicle technologies to apply for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. The DOE  topics were released on November 7th and Letters of Intent are due on January 3rd. Free assistance is available to 150 technology entrepreneurs to learn how to prepare a responsive proposal, due on February 21st. Preference is given to women, minorities and small business in under-represented states. Please take a look at the DOE Phase 0 website and share the appended press release with technology entrepreneurs that you think may benefit from participation.

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Sources Sought Notice SPE60522RFI1011 addendum to SS Notice SPE60522RFI1007.

It is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of DLA Energy.

DLA Energy is seeking to identify Small Businesses that are interested in, and capable of providing ongoing ground fuel support for the Defense Logistics Agency Energy. This notice includes the ground fuel requirements for DLA Energy customers located in (COG 6): Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The expected period of performance is June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2028.

The products procured consist of:
Fuel Ethanol (E85) (E8) 9130-01-470-2024
Gasohol Aviation (JP8) 9130-01-031-5816
Gasoline, Aviation (130LL) (10) 9130-00-179-1122
Jet Fuel, Type A (JAA) (06) 9130-00-359-2026
Gasohol, Mid UNL (GUM) 9130-01-355-2393
Gasohol, Prem UNL (GUP) 9130-01-090-1094
Gasoline, Midgrade UNL (MUM) 9130-01-272-0983
Gasoline Reg UNL (MUR) (28) 9130-00-148-7103
Gasoline Prem UNL (MUP) 9130-00-148-7104
RFG Midgrade UNL (MMR) (07) 9130-01-388-4513
RFG Reg UNL (MRR) (08) 9130-01-388-4080
Biodiesel (B20) (BDI) 9140-01-470-4520
Fuel Oil Burner #2 (FS2) (46) 9140-00-247-4365
Marine Gas Oil (MGO) 9140-01-313-7776
Red-dyed ULSD #1 (DSW) (DW) 9140-01-541-6767
Red-dyed ULSD #2 (DSS) (DS) 9140-01-541-6760
Summer ULSD (DS2) (US) 9140-01-524-0139
Winter ULSD (DS1) (UW) 9140-01-524-5174
For purpose of compiling responses to this Source Sought Notice, the deadline is set on September 26, 2022, 4:30 PM, Fort Belvoir, Virginia Time.

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SAM.gov

The unique entity identifier used in SAM.gov has changed. On April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier used across the federal government changed from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID (generated by SAM.gov).. The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by SAM.gov

 

Verification of Veteran-owned small businesses will transfer from VA to SBA

WASHINGTON — Effective Jan. 1, 2023, all responsibilities for the verification of Veteran-owned small businesses will transfer from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Small Business Administration.

Verification is a critical process that allows Veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses to access Veteran-specific benefits, including certain government contracts and the purchase of surplus government property. This process establishes eligibility by confirming that VOSBs and SDVOSBS are, in fact, run by Veterans.

To facilitate the transition to SBA, VA will stop taking applications for verification or reverification of VOSBs and SDVOSBs Oct. 24,
2022.

The department is reaching out to all Veterans who may be impacted by this action to inform them of VA’s Oct. 24th application deadline.

Until then, Veterans can continue to apply for verification at VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
“We value our partnership with the Small Business Administration in this effort,” said Executive Director of the Office of Small
and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Sharon Ridley. “VA will reach out to all impacted Veterans to ensure a transparent, seamless transition of the verification process.”

This transition is part of a government-wide effort, mandated by the William H. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act, to
streamline and consolidate services offered to VOSBs and SDVOSBs under SBA.
The only VA function that is transitioning to SBA is the responsibility for verification. VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business

Utilization will continue to advocate and provide education, training and guidance to help VOSBs and SDVOSBs secure government contracts.

VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES (VOSB) WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO SELF-CERTIFY

If you are a veteran owned small business interested in government contracting, you need to be aware of the upcoming changes!  Transfer of the certification from the Veterans Administration (VA) to the Small Business Administration (SBA) will take place January 1, 2023.  Since there will no longer be an option for self-certification for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Veteran Owned Small Business, it is strongly advised to apply for this certification as soon as possible with the VA.

The National Defense Authorization Act transfers the Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) function that is currently at the VA for verifying Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) for VA contracts to the SBA on January 1, 2023.  This change will streamline the process of all small business certification programs.

As of January 1, 2023, any small business wanting to compete in the federal market as a SDVOSB or VOSB will need to be certified by the SBA – self-certification will not be accepted by the contracting officer.  The VA will retain its unique authority to make contract award set-asides to SDVOSBs and VOSBs but will rely on the SBA’s certification to verify eligibility.

SDVOSBs or VOSBs previously verified by the VA, will not lose their status at the time of the program transfer.  There will be a one-year grace period to apply with the SBA.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you apply for certification thru the VA prior to transfer to the SBA.  Please visit https://www.va.gov/OSDBU/docs/preparing-for-verification.pdf to begin your certification application with the VA.  If you need assistance, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is available.

To find the PTAC counselor in your area go to Home – SD Business Help.

Be ready for a SDVOSB or VOSB set aside with all agencies the beginning of 2023 by getting your certification as soon as possible.

Please visit https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/veteran-assistance-programs to learn about veteran assistance programs, contracting opportunities, and what this transfer means for your business. This site will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business. Located nationwide, VBOCs provide training workshops, including Boots to Business and Boots to Business Reboot programs, as well as business development assistance such as training, advising and mentoring, and resource referrals.  Find additional information about the VBOC at – https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program .

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