ProTech Weather Domain will enable the National Weather Service to acquire services for weather data collection and weather modelling to protect life, property, and enhance the economy.
The primary user of the ProTech-Weather domain is the National Weather Service (NWS), whose mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. The mission and objectives of this domain are related to supporting existing, updating, and planning meteorological and communications in support of the NWS mission and strategic plan, which is to build a weather-ready nation. Toward achieving the vision of a weather ready nation, the agency has developed concepts and plans to address the need for NWS services to evolve. With today’s increasingly complex environmental, societal, technological, and economic challenges, NWS must become more agile, open and flexible to achieve its mission to meet society’s changing needs. Our information services must advance from transmitting information in discrete messages to helping core partners understand the spectrum of information we provide so they can make good decisions. This growing demand for impact-based decision support services (IDSS) and information usable by emerging and collaborative service sectors, requires an innovative service approach that facilitates flexibility and agility across a wide spectrum of users. It also requires NWS to leverage improvements in science and technology more effectively and efficiently.
The NWS provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community. NWS manages the execution of development programs, provides science and scientific research enabling technology options, prepares solutions and develops plans to meet service requirements. NWS makes observations and measurements of atmospheric phenomena as required for climatological, hydrologic, meteorological, and oceanographic services. NWS develops and distributes forecasts of weather conditions and warnings of severe storms and other adverse weather conditions. It collects and disseminates weather and climatic information and maintains watch over river stages and those weather conditions which produce floods; provides warnings of impeding floods; furnishes regular forecasts of overflow and stage as well as seasonal water supply; and participates with other federal agencies in hydro-meteorological investigations for overall planning and development for water resources. NWS makes observations and measurements of ocean conditions required by marine interests, and develops and distributes forecasts and warnings of waves, tsunamis, sea ice, and other ocean conditions. It develops, disseminates, and improves procedures and techniques for the national meteorological, climatological, hydrologic, and oceanographic service systems measurements and forecasts.
The NAICS code for the ProTech Weather domain contract is 541330-Engineering Services.
The Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS) released on the ProTech website are pre-decisional and for informational purposes only. All projected acquisitions are subject to revision or cancellation. Final decisions on the extent of competition, acquisition method, estimated task order value, small business participation, or any aspect of the acquisition action will not be made until each acquisition is released by the Contracting Office. The forecast data is for planning purposes and does not represent a pre-solicitation synopsis, does not constitute an invitation for bid or request for proposal, and is not a commitment by the Government to purchase the described products and/or services. Awardees are reminded that only Contracting Officers have the authority to contractually bind the Government and authorize the release of acquisition information.
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This report identifies actions awarded under the ProTech Weather Domain. The data elements included in this report are the same as contained in the Quarterly Report. The data may be updated on a more frequent basis to improve transparency and timely communication with our Industry Partners.
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The ProTech Weather Domain includes three Task Areas:
- Scientific Services
- Program and Project Management, Consulting, and Training
- Engineering Services for Systems and Facilities.
This document includes more detailed information on the Weather Domain Task Areas.
The ProTech Weather Domain includes six Labor Categories. This document provides detailed information about each Labor Category.
Note: Advanced degrees from an accredited institution and/or professional credentials from a recognized entity may be cumulatively tallied and substituted for experience. Masters and associates degrees are equivalent to two years of experience; bachelors and doctoral degrees are equivalent to four years of experience. Requirements for specialized degrees, credentials, and experience will be specified at the task order level.
The following is the ProTech Master Contract, effective January 15, 2020. This is the parent contract for all multiple-award IDIQs issued under ProTech.
Questions about the ProTech Weather Domain can be directed to the Administrative Contracting Officer, Pierre Smith at email@example.com .
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