Relocation base closure and downsizing services provide individual and group

Relocation base closure and downsizing services

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Relocation, base closure, and downsizing services —provide individual and group counseling to cope with high-stress moments in a person’s life, including short-term counseling requirements and permanent counseling facilities, and pro- vide planning and awareness programs to help achieve desired outcomes in high- stress situations affecting federal employee and local civilian populations. Retirement and separation services —provide counseling services, training, and seminar programs, including advanced resume writing, job interview skills, and programs for developing strategies to conduct a successful job search in a chosen career field. Administrative services —provide administrative services for human resource departments. B ACKGROUND Human resource requirements currently are provided to agency military and civil- ian personnel through more than 200 separate contracts at agency locations in the continental United States and overseas. In light of base closures, realignments, and increased deployments, the current contracts have undergone significant changes and modifications to adapt to the changing personnel requirements. These numerous changes have resulted in increased contract administration activ- ity, including the processing and resolution of partial convenience terminations. Against this backdrop, the agency has been faced with a cutback in its budget. In view of these realities, the agency decided to consolidate, into a few contracts, nearly $2.5 billion (over 5 years) of a wide range of human resource require- ments. In order to preserve maximum flexibility, the agency considered issuing an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (“IDIQ”) type of contract. Consolidating those contracts into a few contracts would give the agency the flexibility it re- quires to satisfy its personnel needs—an essential attribute considering the chang- ing personnel requirements in the face of base closures. This strategy would also provide commanders and managers a streamlined means of augmenting their ex- isting workforce. In addition, this strategy it would reduce time and cost and would help the agency operate more efficiently. Moreover, this strategy would foster competition. An acquisition strategy team was assigned the task of imple- menting the consolidation.