This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought Synopsis (market survey). This is not a Request for Quote (RFQ) or a Request for Proposal (RFP). This announcement is for information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, implied or otherwise, to issue a solicitation or award a contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is seeking small business sources for a service requirement entitled: "Juvenile Fish Barge Transport Program" for award of a base contract plus two option years. This is scheduled to be issued as a Firm Fixed Price Service Contract with economic price adjustment for marine fuel used in Government-owned barges. The purpose of this sources sought is to determine interest and capability of potential qualified Small Business, 8(a) small businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZONE) small businesses and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) relative to the North American Industry Classification code (NAICS) 483211. The Small Business size standard for this NAICS code is 750 employees. To make an appropriate acquisition decision for this project, the Government may use responses to this sources sought synopsis. The type of solicitation issued and the manner of advertisement may depend on the responses to this sources sought synopsis. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS (1) Your intent to submit a proposal for this project when it is formally advertised (2) Name of firm with address, phone and point of contact. (3) CAGE Code, DUNS number or a copy of your System for Award Management (SAM) information (4) The category of small business, such as 8(a), HUBZONE, or SDVOSB (5) Statement of Capability (SOC) stating your skills, experience, knowledge, and equipment required to perform the specified type of work. This should include documentation of past specialized experience and technical competence in similar work, up to three (3) past projects for which your firm was the prime contractor. The SOC should be no more than three pages in length. Firms responding to this sources sought synopsis, who fail to provide ALL of the required information requested, will not be used to assist the Government in the acquisition decision, which is the intent of this sources sought synopsis. NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THIS PROJECT WHEN IT IS FORMALLY ADVERTISED, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A RESPONSE TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS. If inadequate responses are received, this solicitation may be issued for full and open competition. Where to send responses U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 201 North Third Avenue ATTN: Contracting/Leanne Walling Walla Walla, WA 99362 Phone: (509) 527-7230 Fax: (509) 527-7802 E-mail: Response deadline: November 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone).

Statement of Work:

Place of Performance: Work will be performed in the area between Lower Granite Reservoir (near Lewiston, ID) and on the Columbia River (near Portland, OR). Description of the Requirement: Provide four towboats, each staffed with crews for 24-hour per day operation, to transport Government-owned fish barges from Lower Granite Juvenile Fish Facility to fish release areas below Bonneville Dam. Stops will be made at Little Goose and Lower Monumental dams to load additional fish or to pick up an additional fish barge for transport to the release site. The initiation of barging operations is based on runoff projections. During years when runoff is forecasted to be near or above normal or average runoff, barging of fish could begin as late as 1 May. During low flow or drought years, barging of fish may begin as early as 21 April. Transporting of fish by barge from Snake River dams will therefore begin sometime between 21 April and 1 May, as directed by the Contracting Officer or Contracting Officer's Representative, and last up to mid-August but could end earlier depending on fish numbers or input from regional fish management agencies. The Contractor will routinely transport a loaded fish barge from three dams on the lower Snake River (Lower Granite, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental dams) and then continue on the trip downstream to the release site below Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.  During the transport season, early fish transportation may take place once per day for up to 31 barge trips, typically in May.  From June through mid-August fish transportation would take place every other day for up to 40 barge trips.  In addition, up to 4 barge trips may take place once per week during the month of April in support of fish research.  Lastly, one trip may be required to stop at Lyon’s Ferry Fish Hatchery near Little Goose to pick up fish for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.