NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park ServiceÂżs intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P14AS00004 Project Title Support efforts to move to a multi-modal approach to transportation through program development activities in support of public safety with other agencies including States and local communities Recipient Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (STPP) Principle Investigator / Program Manager Wm. C. Wilkinson III, Project Director Total Anticipated Award Amount 120,000.00 Cost Share N/A New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement #H2420090131 Anticipated Length of Agreement From Date of Award through September 30, 2014 Anticipated Period of Performance From Date of Award through September 30, 2014 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 16 USC 1g CFDA # and Title 15.921 Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718, June_Zastrow @nps.gov OVERVIEW Cooperative Agreement Number H2420090131 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (STPP) for the purpose of support efforts to move to a multi-modal approach to transportation through program development activities with other agencies including States and local communities. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT STPP agrees to: Assist NPS staff with: scoping, review of best practices, development of user requirements, work group activities, planning and documentation of required systems and critical business practices associated with: Pavement, Bridge, Safety, Congestion and Alternative Transportation Management Systems; multi-modal transportation planning and program development including planning systems and procedures, based in part on the current state-of-the practice used by State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations; transportation asset management systems planning; trails program development; NPS Transportation Program strategic planning; and Park Roads and Parkways Program training needs assessment and program development. The Recipient shall document (in report memos, policy papers and guidance) the scope of work, deliverables, and schedule for each of the agreed-to-activities. Goals and objectives: Report memos detailed work plans for each activity; work group documents (e.g., charter, policy papers, guidance documents, progress reports, etc.); specific deliverables as called for in the work plan; and a report at the completion of each activity. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT Substantial involvement is considered necessary because of the public purpose, nature, dynamic and complexity of the Federal Lands Transportation Program and knowledge of position responsibilities of all the participants. The substantial involvement of the NPS allows for a sharing of resources and expertise of each TASK that exceeds the available expertise, resources and capabilities of the NPS on its own. The NPS wants to promote and help provide safe public transportation access and development in the parks and surrounding communities which also supports the core mission of the NPS. In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following: NPS agrees to: 1. Provide a project manager to substantially assist and work cooperatively on all phases of project development, including prioritization, scoping, work group formation and tasking, development and documentation. 2. Coordination with other NPS personnel and appropriate persons from the Department of TransportationÂżs Federal lands Highway Program, as needed. STPP and NPS as a result of the activities undertaken together agree to: To substantially participate and collaborate in the management and performance of the scope of work by reviewing and approving on stage before approving the next stage of work and to be substantially involved in the direction of work as related to other projects. Upon completion, STPP will provide a Âżcompletion report memoÂż which NPS will acknowledge by way of acceptance. SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (1) Unsolicited Proposal Âż The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2) Continuation Âż The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3) Legislative intent Âż The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates CongressÂż intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4) Unique Qualifications Âż The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5) Emergencies Âż Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed. The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: (2) CONTINUATION Single Source Justification Description: THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This is a Task Agreement (P14AC00012) under Cooperative Agreement (H2420090131) in the amount of $120,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until September 30, 2014. STATUTORY AUTHORITY 16 USC 1g authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to state, local and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs. This section provides broad authority for NPS to enter into cooperative agreements with most recipients for a public purpose. Although broad, this authority must be read in conjunction with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 and other authorities that prescribe whether a particular relationship should be a procurement contract or a cooperative agreement. Thus, in making this determination, one must always consider whether the principal purpose of the work is to acquire goods and/or services for NPSÂżs direct benefit in furtherance of its mission or for a public purpose.