U.S. fisheries center seeks firms for scientific support services

SEATTLE, Wash., U.S. 12/21/11 (PennWell) — A U.S. fisheries agency seeks information on contractors capable of providing scientific support services to the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC). Responses are due Dec. 29.

Among other activities, NWFSC, a unit of the National Marine Fisheries Service, is developing a large-scale comprehensive monitoring program to be implemented in three Columbia River sub-basins of the Pacific Northwest.

The agency currently seeks information on firms capable of performing scientific support services including environmental and biological data collection; physical, biological, and biochemical analysis; fabrication, installation, operation, and maintenance of research equipment; and other support services. Work is to be performed at sites throughout Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, including major hydroelectric projects in the Columbia and Snake River basins, and in coastal waters.

NWFSC seeks contractors who can provide a mobile workforce of fisheries biologists and ecologists, biological technicians and aides, statisticians, data management specialists, boat operators, truck drivers, laborers, and other personnel.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. AB133F12SC2012 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by e-mail to the address below by 2 p.m., Pacific time, Dec. 29. For information, contact Levis D. Knox, Contract Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service, 7600 Sand Point Way, N.E., Seattle, WA 98115-6349; (1) 206-526-4888; Fax: (1) 206-526-6205; E-mail: levis.d.knox@noaa.gov.

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