Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers, Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA)
Welcome to the REK Associates web page for the Kansas City (KC) Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). This Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), performance based Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Environmental Consulting Services (ECS) supports work assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) by various Department of Defense (DoD) and Interagency and International Support (IIS) customers, including but not limited to: Environmental Compliance Program; DoD Sustainable Range Program; Natural Resource Management Program; Environmental Support for Others (ESFO) Program; support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA); control of environmental contamination; environmental compliance and restoration; natural, historical and cultural resource management; environmental stewardship; environmental sustainability; and all other environmental related regulatory programs.
Types of consulting and compliance services provided under the KC MEGA
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance
- Preparation of impact analyses, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and various agency specific planning documents to include reconnaissance reports, feasibility studies, post authorization change reports, assessment of mitigation requirements, and plans for compensatory mitigation projects
- Mitigation planning
- Reconnaissance and feasibility studies
- Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS)
- Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPPA)
- Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance
- Air emissions management, including air quality surveys and analysis, air emissions inventories, ambient air monitoring system operation ,and permit applications
- Technical advice to permitted emissions sources, facilities, and Air Program Managers
- Modification of existing sources or new emission sources
- Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance
- National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit applications and monitoring
- Wetlands management under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act
- Storm Water management, including Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) MS4 Permits and Reporting
- Water quality evaluations and management
Natural Resource and Wildlife Management
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance, including Endangered Species Management Plans (ESMP)
- Endangered Species Surveys, including bat, bird, fish, and rare plant
- Corridor Surveys
- Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) compliance
- Migratory Bird Act (MBA) compliance
- Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) compliance
- Natural resources inventories and surveys including Biological Assessments (BAs)
- Wetland Delineation
- Wetland Design and Creation
- Stream Assessment
- Stream Morphology Creation and Enhancement
- Watershed management including geomorphology and geohydrology
- Coastal and marine estuary management
- Biological and physical oceanography surveys and studies
- Hydrodynamic modeling
- Bioaccumulation testing and data interpretation
- Habitat management and restoration
- Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) compliance
Cultural and Historic Resources Management
- Archeological survey
- Geophysical archeological investigations, remote sensing, GIS, and GPS
- Historic data recovery plans and mitigation for archeological sites
- National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance, including Section 106 assessments and studies such as historic building surveys and historic building guides, impact analyses and Determinations of Eligibility or Effect
- Evaluation of historic buildings and structures for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (survey and inventory)
- Preparation of Historic American Buildings Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentations
- National Register nominations and historic context statements
- Anthropological and archeological related studies, surveys, investigations plans, site assessments, and restorations
- Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans
- Coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office and Advisory Council Historic Preservation
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)/ Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) compliance (does not include remedial design or remedial action)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance, including temporary storage facility (TSF) management (does not include corrective measures study or corrective measures implementation)
- Hazardous Materials Conservation Act (HMCA) compliance
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) compliance
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) compliance, including pesticide management
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance, including consumer confidence reports
- Oil Pollution Act (OPA) compliance, including facility response plans and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) compliance, including Tier I / Tier II reporting
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) compliance
- Petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) management
- Underground storage tank management
- Noise pollution management
- Environmental fate studies
- Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments
- Pollution Preventions Plans
Solid Waste Management
- Solid waste management plans
- Subtitle Construction and Debris (C&D) landfill operations plans
- Landfill closure plans
Range Management (does not include any Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) work)
- Sustainable Range Program (SRP) compliance
- Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) surveys, reports and habitat restoration
- Wildfire (brush-fire) management plans for ranges
- Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) or Environmental Performance Audit System (EPAS) audits
- Environmental Management System (EMS) support
- Environmental Condition of Property (ECOP) assessments
- Environmental compliance training
- Environmental compliance monitoring and reporting
- Training and documentation required by Federal, state, and local laws and regulations
- Expert Testimony and litigation technical support
- Participation in community education, public involvement, stakeholder outreach, and/or public affairs activities, including collaborative public participation and engagement, communication strategies, conflict management, decision-making techniques for intergovernmental and stakeholder processes, and facilitation of meetings and training
- Environmental conference participation and presentations
Environmental Data Management
- Geographic Information System/Computer Aided Design and Drafting (GIS/CADD)/cartography with a variety of data layers, including but not limited to, soils, topography, cultural resources, vegetative communities, location of threatened and endangered species, aquatic habitat types and floodplain delineation, etc.
- Mapping and data analysis/interpretation
- Aerial/space-based imaging and remote sensing with post processing and application development
- Environmental electronic data management, including record keeping
- Multimedia (air, water, soil) sampling, testing (field and/or laboratory) or other chemical or geological/hydrogeological/geotechnical analysis (either on- or off-site) for a wide variety of organic and inorganic parameters including air, water and soil quality analysis
- Short and long term monitoring
- Reviewing work products for technical adequacy
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis, including evaluation of available corrective actions and recommendations for the most environmentally sound and cost-effective alternatives
- Area/site or condition characterization and evaluation
- Identification of action levels for regulated conditions resulting from review of Federal, state and local laws, regulation, guidance, or developed through risk assessments, including coordination with appropriate regulatory agencies
- U.S. Air Force Environmental Restoration Program Information Management System (ERPIMS) data management
- U.S. Army Environmental Restoration Information System (ERIS)
Other Environmental Consulting Services complying with any other environmental regulatory program that requires consulting services
The Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED)
Other Transaction Agreement(OTA): W15QKN-13-9-0001
REK Associates is a member of the Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED) which offers a uniquely rapid, cost-efficient and collaborative contracting vehicle for companies and non-profit organizations seeking to enter the Federal market. As an alternative to the often complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which may discourage small non-traditional entities from seeking to work with the Government, CEED provides its members and eligible Federal agencies a user-friendly partnership path.
Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)
An existing, federally authorized acquisition instrument called Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) has proved to be a very successful tool for meeting the acquisition goals mandated by policymakers, by reducing overhead and lowering costs while providing the Government access to cutting-edge technology with a faster product development and transition cycle. The authority to use OTAs was first given to NASA in 1958, and has expanded over the years to include DARPA, the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration. A key objective of using an OTA is to encourage small, start-up, and innovative businesses and academic entities, previously reluctant to pursue Federal contracts, to develop technology for the Government. Therefore, except in the case of certain qualifying circumstances, significant participation by at least one contractor that traditionally has not entered into Government contracts is required for each project award.
An OTA offers unique benefits:
- Federal funding can be obligated quickly, and research projects are awarded generally within 45 to 60 days.
- It is not a contract, grant or cooperative agreement, and therefore is not subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation or its supplements.
- Projects awarded under an OTA are not subject to DCAA audits; Government rights to intellectual property are generally minimal and negotiable; awards cannot be protested, and competition is required only to the maximum extent practicable.
- The Government is encouraged to openly discuss requirements and to collaborate with contractors to obtain the best approach for developing technology.
- OTA projects are awarded on a Firm Fixed Price basis, and payments are made based on measurable milestone achievements.
- CEED members collaborate with the Government to plan and execute advanced research and development and prototype development projects in energy, the environment or demilitarization that satisfy specific Government needs. The needs are disclosed in periodic technical meetings, in solicitations for white papers, and in requests for proposals to conduct the research and development. CEED serves as prime contractor with the Government for research projects awarded under the OTA, and members are funded under an initiative agreement from CEED for proposals selected by the Government.
- Government program managers may use the OTA with CEED to provide statements of requirements for solicitations, to request white papers for outlining solutions to technical requirements, and to participate in the periodic technical committee meetings to discuss their requirements.
- They also retain technical control and management of their projects, can specify project management requirements, and may impose other requirements unique to their needs and acquisition policies.
Formed under the authority of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 for the purpose of promoting innovation and collaboration, CEED, a nonprofit organization, includes traditional and non-traditional members in industry and academia as a way to simplify and improve Government access to emerging technologies.
Consortium members are registered with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to protect against anti-trust liabilities.
The Federal Center for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (FCEED) is the sponsoring Government organization in the Department of Defense (DoD) for CEED’s OTA. It is located within the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.
FCEED provides a forum for collaboration among industry, academia and the Federal Government. FCEED facilitates procurement actions with DoD on behalf of the Government agencies authorized to use OTAs.
US Navy Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)
REK Associates has been awarded BPA N00174-14-A-0086 by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head EOD Technology Division, in Indian Head, Maryland. Under this BPA, REK provides barrier bags and packaging supplies to the Department of Defense (DoD) Energetics Center, and supports the DoD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Program lead in its role of research, development, test, evaluation, and in-service support of energetics and energetic systems, and in providing soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect, locate, access, identify, render safe, recover, exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.