Skip to comments.Stunning: DHS solicited bids for vendor to handle 65,000 unaccompanied minors -- IN JANUARY!
Posted on 06/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
The Obama administrations claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement:
On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle Unaccompanied Alien Children.
Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors: 65,000.
Why would DHS and ICE be claiming surprise by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border in June, when they were taking bids for an exact contract to handle the exact situation in January?
Secondly, how could they possibly anticipate 65,000 unaccompanied minors would be showing up at the border, when the most ever encountered in a previous year was 5,000 total ?
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Criminals are in control.
There was an earlier thread on this posted here:
WOW! I wonder if the media will report this (rolling eyes)?
Seems funny this was missed by the GOP. I wonder why they said NOTHING.
In January — so there’s a 6 month lead time for corruption in this administration.
Not enough time.
Diane Sawyer will be covering consumer tips, cute YouTube videos, political incorrectness, weather and Hollywood stuff on this evenings news.
Ruh Roh, another scandal! Grab more paper!
The use of children to create a ‘crisis’ has been raised to a whole new level.
The bid is here; amazing. You can click on the Word doc and read the RFP:
Why haven’t the GOP jumped on this? My guess is that they simply haven’t done their homework—and don’t access online websites like FR and American Thinker, etc. to find out info from people who do their homework for them.
This is positively dynamite info if provable and publicized.
I sent this earlier today to the blowhard O’reily, who said, along with his dwarfish twin Geraldo, that Dobbs’ idea of coordination by the administration was “paranoid.”
Lying liars and the lies they tell.
You honestly think that? Really? Because if the GOP has to use FR for basic intel that comes in the federal registry/other govt bidding process, or whose aides do not track each and every thing going on there, we really need to get them out.
This aiding, abetting, and engaging in a PLOT FOR FOREIGNERS TO INVADE OUR BORDERS IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE BY OBAMA.
Ali? I wonder how hard she's working to combat Islamic extremism against the United States?
Yup. And you can bet there’s some central planning involved in where (states, districts) to send these newly minted democrat voters.
What did the president know and when did he know it?
This aiding, abetting, and engaging in a PLOT FOR FOREIGNERS TO INVADE OUR BORDERS IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE BY OBAMA.
WHO exactly placed the ads, WHO authorized design of the ads, WHO met with Whom to contrive this disgusting plan? Bring in witnesses immediately. Grab a BUNCH of CONSERVATIVES from the hill, grab a mic and hold a news conference RIGHT NOW.
Mr. WWW and I have stated for about 3 years now, “if we only knew what zippy is doing that we don’t YET know about, it would set our hair on fire.” Now every day, we find out more and just as Val Jar said she will reward their friends and take revenge on their enemies.
Tilted Irish Kilt nailed it, it is classic Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Overwhelm the welfare system with indigents to create a welfare communist state. Jeh Johnson should be tarred, feathered, and tied to the back of a railroad car headed for Mexico.
They will claim the rogue agents did it without higher approval..............
Impeachable? It’s high treason.
Does 40,000 innocent children brought to the US/Mexico Border due to illegal promises and illegal Executive Dreamer Orders from Obama qualify Obama to be placed on the US State Departments Blacklist for Human Trafficking?
Yup. And then they had this hard disk crash and all the records are lost.
“Grab a BUNCH of CONSERVATIVES from the hill......”
I see a slight problem with your strategy.
But ultimately it’s Bush’s fault...............
So, I’m guessing we’ll have some “hearings” in six months (or more) where somebody gets their hand slapped on C-SPAN?
Without a doubt.
Way to go, Allen!!
They orchestrated it. Create a ‘crises’ so “solve”.
I really really hope this story has legs.
Folks, send this tip to Drudge. He’ll report it, and that will force others to do the same.
But the flood of illegals isn’t coordinated in any way..
They solicited for this, then claimed to be surprised by it.
But then again, this administration is infested with muslims and muslims are known to be heavily involved with human trafficking.
Read Matt. 18:6 and Luke 17:2 to see what the Lord has to say about this abominable practice — if those involved do not repent, they will face wrath.
Sin angers Him on general principle but this is expressly singled out for severe judgment.
I guess his short term plans for rounding up conservatives and placing them in FEMA camps will have to wait.
He'll now need these as Obama Internment Kamps for Children.
Load 'em up on boxcars and ship them in.
There is no ad. We didn't create the ad. No one saw us create the ad. We already destroyed the hard drive.
In the interest of all Americans and because computers fail and hard drives are destroyed, here’s the posting for this job:
Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought
Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation
NAICS code: 561612
Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov
Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/ Tony.Ross@ice.dhs.gov
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.
In addition, the Contractor shall have personnel who are able to communicate with juveniles in their own designated language(s). While this may not require each employee to be fluent in all of the encountered languages, personnel should have access to and knowledge of translation services.
B. ICE Standards/Special Requirements
The contractor is required to perform in accordance with the ICE Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2011), all ICE policies related to the transportation of juveniles (see the ICE Family Residential Standards at http://www.ice.gov/detention-standards/family-residential/) as well as the Flores Settlement Agreement, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In cases where other standards conflict with DHS/ICE Policy or Standards, DHS/ICE Policy and Standards will prevail. ICE Inspectors will conduct periodic inspections to assure compliance of the aforementioned standards.
Personnel shall have the knowledge and experience to transport individual children with special needs. Often times, children with special needs may require a transportation method that is time saving and direct, i.e. by commercial airline. Contractor shall also provide for accompanying medical care. Additionally, due to exigent circumstances, the Contractor shall be required to transport juveniles via ground to HUB airports or other staging areas that are not located within the area of initial apprehension.
The Contractor shall follow a fully developed training curriculum and transporting staff shall have the highest level of competency possible. Areas of training shall include, but are not limited to the following: Airport rules and regulations for travelers, crisis intervention, child development, working with and transporting youth with special needs, transporting youth with behavioral problems, CPR & First Aid training, non-secured UAC policy and procedures and the implementation of contingency plans in the event of a crisis during transport, which include de-escalation techniques.
Background Investigations and Suitability Screenings will be conducted on all Contract Employees by the Office of Professional Responsibility and Personnel Security Unit (OPR-OSU).
The Contractor shall agree that each employee working on this contract will successfully pass the DHS Employment Eligibility (E-Verify) program operated by USICS to establish work authorization and U.S. Citizenship.
Employees must reside in the United States.
C. Contract Type
The Government anticipates awarding a five (5) year Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle consisting of a one year base period, and four (4) option years. The Service Contract
Act is applicable to this acquisition. All required clauses, provisions will be included in the solicitation and resulting contractual instrument.
The anticipated release date of the solicitation is March 3, 2014. The solicitation closing date will be thirty (30) days after release of the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Projected Set-Aside: All business sizes are welcome to participate; however, ICE is trying to determine small business interest, particularly HubZone companies. All information received in response in to this notice will be used to determine the appropriateness of any small business set-aside for this requirement.
D. Place of Performance:
Service Area: Throughout the Continental United States (US)
The area(s) or region(s) serviced may occur either with a phased approach over a period of several months to a full year. Alternatively, the Contractor shall perform the entire transportation function upon full funding. For example, the following two circumstances may occur: (1) The contractor could initially provide transportation services only in the Southwest Region of the U.S. for those juveniles who are apprehended in the state of Texas; or, (2) The Contractor may be required to provide transportation services for all juveniles who are in DHS custody throughout the continental U.S.
E. RFI Purpose/Requirements
The purpose of this RFI is to obtain market information and capabilities for planning purposes and to determine appropriate strategies to meet the Agency’s requirements. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment for an RFP in the future. Responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this announcement and information submitted in response to this RFI will not be returned.
Interested parties are instructed to submit the following information: (Note: Please do not exceed 5 pages per RFI submission)
POC information (name, title, phone number, address, email address, etc.)
Brief Company Capability statement (to include addressing all special needs as stated above)
F. Submissions and Point of Contact Information
Submit written or electronic submissions via email to Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov by 1:00pm EST on Monday, February 19, 2014.
End of RFI
This has been going on SECRETLY for about a month. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.
They should make every leftist talk show, be it radio or TV or internet or whatever, take in 10 of these poor forgotten&down-trodden souls.. Each..
Including WH PR staff..
Let the wailing begin..
Of course they will. Right after they report on Lois Lerner’s hard drive.
If you have an IQ above that of a pile of dog sh*t and believe ANYTHING that comes from the mac daddy administration of mindless sock puppets you must be a total moron or have just arrived from the planet zork and wear a tin foil hat.
These progressives are ruining all their chances.
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