Contract Opportunities

The Procurement & Contracting Office at the U.S. Mission in Brazil seeks to enter into contracts with qualified reliable firms with sufficient resources, financing, and work experience for delivering and performing a variety of commodities and or services. In order for a Company to be considered for Consulate contracts, the Company shall be able to meet, satisfy, understand, and comply with the requirements in the Notice to Potential Offerors. Below are current opportunities. Qualified firms interested in any of these opportunities must follow the specific instructions in the solicitation description that is provided for each opportunity.

Recife, November 23, 2021

Title: Post Language Program – Portuguese

The Contractor shall provide foreign language instruction in Brazilian Portuguese (the “target language”) to English-speaking adult students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Instruction at the beginning level will focus on providing the tools for conversation for daily interactions and participation in community and representational activities in Brazil. The intermediate and advanced level classes will focus on improving professional interactions with Brazilian Portuguese speakers at all education levels, including improving accuracy and efficiency in consular interviews, preparing officers to deliver public presentations, and conducting outreach. All instruction shall include job relevant language and terminology.

The Contractor will propose and implement a plan to evaluate each student’s level of competency and provide periodic progress reports. Portuguese language students shall be measured on their language proficiency levels in accordance with the Foreign Service Institute Language Proficiency Test and Standards. The Contractor will be provided with Foreign Service Institute Language Proficiency Test and Standards at the commencement of the contract.

The Contractor will develop a curriculum and provide all instructional materials including texts, class exercises, handouts, tests, homework to prepare students for next class, and audio-visual media.

The Contractor shall propose and implement a plan to supervise the performance of the work under the contract and to perform quality assurance in meeting the objectives and goals of the instruction. The contract may wish to provide instructor supervisors who will perform quality assurance.

At the beginning of the contract, the Contractor will meet with students individually to assess their competency and language goals and the Contractor will develop performance requirements subject to Government approval.

Contract administration and requests for deliveries will be handled through the Contracting Officer (“CO”) and the Contracting Officer Representative (“COR”). As part of the review, we would like to interview interested companies that apply.

If your company is interested in participating in this process, please email zenkertgo@state.gov by December 6, 2021 to receive the detailed Scope of Work (SOW) via email. All quotes must be sent to zenkertgo@state.gov by January 7, 2022. Oral quotes will not be accepted.

Yours sincerely,
Gustavo Zenkert
Procurement Agent

Recife, November 23, 2021

Title: Post Language Program – English

The Contractor shall provide foreign language instruction in English (the “target language”) to Brazilian Portuguese-speaking adult students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Instruction will focus on improving professional interactions. Beginning level instruction will provide students with the skills and competency to converse with consular community dependents, colleagues, and visitors to conduct daily work duties. Intermediate and advanced students will hone their competency for professional and business interactions. All instruction shall include job relevant language and terminology.

The Contractor will propose and implement a plan to evaluate each student’s level of competency and provide periodic progress reports.

The Contractor will develop a curriculum and provide all instructional materials including texts, class exercises, handouts, tests, homework to prepare students for next class, and audio-visual media.

The Contractor shall propose and implement a plan to supervise the performance of the work under the contract and to perform quality assurance in meeting the objectives and goals of the instruction. The contract may wish to provide instructor supervisors who will perform quality assurance.

At the beginning of the contract, the Contractor will meet with students individually to assess their competency and language goals and the Contractor will develop performance requirements subject to Government approval.

Contract administration and requests for deliveries will be handled through the Contracting Officer (“CO”) and the Contracting Officer Representative (“COR”). As part of the review, we would like to interview interested companies that apply.

If your company is interested in participating in this process, please email zenkertgo@state.gov by December 6, 2021 to receive the detailed Scope of Work (SOW) via email. All quotes must be sent to zenkertgo@state.gov by January 7, 2022. Oral quotes will not be accepted.

Yours sincerely,
Gustavo Zenkert
Procurement Agent

RFQ: 19BR2522Q0005

Brasília, November 29, 2021

Title: Rideshare Services for U.S Embassy and Consulate employees

 The United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, has a requirement for:

  • Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for rideshare services, according to the detailed RFQ 19BR2522Q0005, statement of objectives.

Related documents:

If your company is interested in participating in this process, please contact Luciana S. Lima by e-mail to Limals@state.gov during regular business hours.

Sincerely,
Anthony P. Giorgianni

Rio de Janeiro, November 24th, 2021.

Title:  Fuel for GOV vehicles

Dear Prospective Offeror/Quoter:

The American Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a requirement for contractors to provide fuel to our official vehicle fleet.  You are invited to submit a quotation.  The gas station should be located Downtown or in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Request for Quotations (RFQ) consists of the following sections:

  1. Standard Form SF-18
  2. Basic information, specifications and technical qualifications
  3. Late quotation rules and evaluation method
  4. Payment procedures

The Consulate plans to award a purchase order.  You are encouraged to make your quotation competitive.  You are also cautioned against any collusion with other potential offerors regarding price quotations to be submitted.  The RFQ does not commit the American Consulate to make any award.  The Consulate may cancel this RFQ or any part of it without notice.

Please read the RFQ carefully, and if you are interested, submit your quotation.   Return the completed SF-18 to the address shown in Block 5a of the SF-18 by [30 days after the announcement is posted online].  Oral quotations will not be accepted.

To receive a copy of the RFQ package, send an email message to RioProcurement@state.gov no later than 15 calendar days after the announcement is posted online.  The RFQ package will be forwarded to all interested parties on the 16th day.

Sincerely,

Patrick Wilcox
Contracting Officer

Brasília, November 22, 2021

Title: Drop Arm + Flag pole removal and re-installation   

The United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, has a requirement for:

  • Drop arm removal and re-installation at location yet to be determined.

If your company is interested in participating in this process and would like to have access to the scope of work for this bidding, please send an e-mail to Fernanda Vieira – VieiraFS@state.gov and request the document.

All quotations must be sent  VieiraFS@state.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. of December 1st, 2021.

Oral quotations will not be accepted.

Sincerely,
Fernanda Sene Vieira
Procurement Agent

Rio de Janeiro, November 12, 2021.

Title:  Food service preparation

Dear Prospective Quoter:

The American Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a requirement for contractors to provide daily food preparation service in a residence located in Rio de Janeiro. You are invited to submit a quotation.

The Consulate plans to award a Contract for up to 12 months.  You are encouraged to make your quotation competitive.  You are also cautioned against any collusion with other potential offerors with regard to price.  This request does not commit the American Consulate to make any award.  The Consulate reserves the right to change or cancel this request or any part of it, without notice.

If you or your firm are interested in participating in this process, you must send an email message to RioProcurement@state.gov no later than 15 calendar days after this announcement is posted online.  You will then receive a copy of the requirements, which will be forwarded to all interested parties on the 16th day.

Upon receipt of the requirements, please read them carefully and, if interested, submit your quotation. Oral quotations will not be accepted.

Sincerely,

Patrick Wilcox
Contracting Officer

Brasília, November 16, 2021.

Referente: PR10363720

Title:   MLO-Interpretation for Southern Vanguard Exercise

The United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, has a requirement for provide interpretation services for MLO-Interpretation for Southern Vanguard Exercise, as follows:

Provide English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English interpretation and translation services for Exercise Southern Vanguard 22 (acess the complete Scope of Work).

Date Time Location Remarks
December 5, 2021 1500-1700 5th Bn HQs Lorena Equipment set-up
December 6, 2021 1400-1500 5th Bn HQs Lorena Opening Ceremony simultaneous interpretation
December 7, 2021 1000-1200 National Space Research Institute Equipment set-up
December 7, 2021 1400-1500 National Space Research Institute simultaneous interpretation
December 7, 2021 1500-1600 National Space Research Institute consecutive interpretation
December 15, 2021 1300-1600 Agulhas Negras Military Academy Equipment set-up
December 16, 2021 1000-1200 Agulhas Negras Military Academy Closing Ceremony simultaneous interpretation

 

If your company is interested in participating in this process, please send your quotation to sousacc@state.gov no later than November 26, 2021.

Oral quotations will not be accepted.

Sincerely,
Claudia Sousa
Procurement Assistant