Task 3, Year 2 Program Development

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Task 3, Year 2 Program Development: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition.


ABSTRACT
Funding Announcement P15AS00148
Project Title Task 3, Year 2, Program Development
Recipient Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
Principle Investigator / Program Manager William C. Wilkinson III
Total Anticipated Award Amount $200,000.00
Cost Share none
New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P14AC00145
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award until 12/30/2016
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award until 12/30/2016
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101703(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.944 Natural Resource Stewardship
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited 2 Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 june_zastrow@nps.gov



OVERVIEW

Support NPS efforts to move towards a multi-modal approach to transportation, closely coordinated and in cooperation with State and local governments, other Federal land management agencies and stakeholders. The NPS/PFMD/Transportation Program wishes to assist the various units of the agency and stakeholders to effectively and efficiently take part in the opportunities provided by Federal surface transportation legislation, as well as fulfilling the requirements of this legislation related to coordination and outreach, planning, and safety.

RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT

The Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (STPP) agrees to:

Collaborate with the NPS staff on: scoping, review of best practices, development of user requirements, work group activities, planning and documentation of required systems and critical business practices associated with: Pavement, Bridge, Safety, Congestion and Alternative Transportation Management Systems; multi-modal transportation planning and program development including planning systems and procedures, based in part on the current state-of-the practice used by State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations; transportation asset management systems planning; trails program development; NPS Transportation Program strategic planning; and Transportation Program training needs assessment and program development. STPP shall document (in report memos, policy papers and guidance) the scope of work, goals, and schedule for each of the agreed-to-activities.

Goals and objectives: Provide report memos, detailed work plans for each activity; work group documents (e.g., charter, policy papers, guidance documents, progress reports, etc.); specific deliverables as called for in the work plan; and a report at the completion of each activity.

Provide a completion report memo which NPS will acknowledge by way of acceptance.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT

Substantial involvement on the part the National Park Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded by this award. In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following:

NPS agrees to:

Provide a project manager to substantially assist and work cooperatively on all phases of project development, including prioritization, scoping, work group formation and tasking, development and documentation.

Coordination with other NPS personnel and appropriate persons from the Department of Transportation s Federal lands Highway Program, as needed.
STPP and NPS as a result of the activities undertaken together agree to:

Collaborate in the management and performance of the scope of work by reviewing and approving one stage before approving the next stage of work and to be substantially involved in the direction of work as related to other projects.

SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS
Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable.

In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

(1) Unsolicited Proposal The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives;
(2) Continuation The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity;
(3) Legislative intent The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose;
(4) Unique Qualifications The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications;
(5) Emergencies Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed.

The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria:

(2) CONTINUATION


SINGLE SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DESCRIPTION:

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD
This is a Task Agreement (P15AC00780) under Cooperative Agreement (P14AC00145) in the amount of $200,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2016.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY

54 U.S.C. 1g authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to state, local and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs.
Federal Grant Title: Task 3, Year 2 Program Development
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00148
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.944
CFDA Descriptions: Natural Resource Stewardship
Current Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2015
Posted Date: May 27, 2015
Creation Date: May 27, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 11, 2015
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718 June_Zastrow@nps.gov
June_Zastrow@nps.gov

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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