ProTech is the NOAA Program for Professional and Technical Services. It will be a mandatory program for NOAA (available to the Department of Commerce) aimed at providing an industrial base to partner with us to become the environmental intelligence capability of our nation.
Professional and Technical (ProTech) services is a suite of contracting vehicles that consists of Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts, multiple award and single award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), and other contract types organized into five Domains: Satellite, Fisheries, Oceans, Weather, and Enterprise Operations. Awards will be based on full and open competition with reserves for small business at the IDIQ level. Existing contracts will have a logical transition to the ProTech contracts, in order to serve mission requirements.
A solicitation will be drafted for each Domain. Evaluation factors and rating schemes are determined by client organizations.
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 allows for reserving contract awards for small business under a full and open competition. A Contracting Officer may award an IDIQ contract to a small business, even if there are higher rated large businesses. The intent is to make awards to each socio-economic category of small business (HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) in each Domain. The number of awards to small business will be determined by the quality of proposals received, the capability to meet NOAA’s requirements, and the need to achieve Department of Commerce socio-economic goals. The Domains and applicable NAICS codes and related small business size standards are set forth below:
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NOAA held an Industry Day to inform interested vendors of the ProTech Acquisition Strategy for the program as a whole. See References below for details. The News & Events page provides details on past and upcoming Industry Days for the individual ProTech Domains.