Up to $50M to HDR E2M for US Navy Marine Species Monitoring
HDR engineering-environmental Management (e2M) in Englewood, CO won a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for marine species monitoring, evaluations, and/or assessments at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic and Pacific area of responsibility. The maximum amount of the contract is $50 million.
The US Navy carries out marine species monitoring in live-fire ranges and areas where naval exercise are conducted to assess the impact on marine life.
For example, the Navy monitors bird colonies, turtle nests, and marine mammal activity around its Farallon de Medinilla target range in the Northern Marianas Islands. The range, located 150 miles north of Guam, is the Pacific Fleet’s only US range available for live-fire training for forward deployed naval forces…
The Navy also monitors the impact of its naval exercises on marine species. For example, during the August 2009 Navy’s SCC OPS 09 exercise off of Kauai, HI, the Navy contracted out a study of the impact of the exercise on the marine mammal and sea turtle populations through aerial surveys. The surveys assessed the impact of the exercises on their behavior, distribution, and possible injuries sustained from the naval activity.
Under this recent contract, E2M will provide marine and biological resources monitoring and management services. Specific tasks may include:
- literature review and data searches;
- aerial, shipboard, and/or underwater surveys;
- passive acoustic monitoring;
- assessments to determine acoustic and other impacts;
- behavioral studies; biopsy darting;
- analysis of data and technical assistance to ensure legal compliance;
- preparation of necessary reports;
- consultation package and/or permit applications; and
- management and coordination of complex projects.
Work will be performed predominately in Florida (15%); North Carolina (15%); California (15%); Hawaii (15%); Virginia (10%); Washington (10%); South Carolina (5%); Texas (5%); Alaska (5%), as well as outside the continental US locations such as the Mariana Islands (5%).
The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of April 2015. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 5 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic in Norfolk, VA (N62470-10-D-3011).