This is a non-personal services task order to provide Program and Grant Management Support Services that shall support Near Eastern Affairs Assistance Coordination Office. The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform Program and Grant Management Professional Support Services.
The contractor shall support U.S. Government representatives in all stages of the award process to ensure efficient and accurate communication with grantees/implementers. The contractor shall have the technical ability for activities communicating with the grantee during the pre-award phase on behalf of the Grant Officer (GO) and Project Officer (PO), organizing meetings between POs, GOs and grantees, providing technical assistance during award execution, assisting with award closeout, working on grant compliance activities, assisting in grant reviews and responding formally to grant and NOFO inquiries from current and potential vendors.
During the pre-award phase, NEA advertises requests for applications or Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) and receives multiple application responses, each of which needs to be logged and organized to be distributed to reviewers. Once applications are logged, review panels are developed, where the contract shall be responsible for organizing and overseeing the aspects of the review panel process. The GMS will be responsible for tracking submissions, organizing the review panels, compiling questions, and working with Grants and Program Officers to collect and consolidate responses and compile additional internal communications. Each panel will require logistical support which may include travel organization and scheduling, researching, and recommending meeting spaces, ensuring supplies are provided and available to participants, communicating with all panel members as well as grantee candidates and selectees throughout the panel process and after award.