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Performance Work Statement

Civilian Leadership Development Program

1/14/2022

References:(a)Department of Defense Instruction 1430.16, Growing Civilian Leaders

1. PURPOSE: Commander, Naval Information Forces (COMNAVIFOR) requires contractor support to develop and deliver targeted leadership development programs of study to select groups of government employees. The programs of study are to be aligned to the Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Leader Development Framework (Table 1 of reference (a)). The objective of these structured civilian professional development programs is to provide COMNAVIFOR with the leadership skills, brainpower, vision and strategy to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The contract type intended is a single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

2. SCOPE: The government’s requirement is for two distinct leadership development programs of classroom-based training. Each program will contain a series of courses aligned to any combination of the six core competencies, components of these core competencies, or the six fundamental competencies, from Table 1 of reference (a). Each program shall begin with an introductory/course overview session and conclude with a closeout “Capstone Event.” The two programs are:

1. Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP): 27 (non-consecutive) days of classroom-based training to meet civilian leadership development requirements for government civilians in the equivalent grades of GS-13 through GS-15.

2. Mid-Level Leadership Development Program (MLDP): 24 (non-consecutive) days of classroom-based training to meet civilian leadership development requirements for government civilians in the equivalent grades of GS-10 through GS-12.

3. GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:

The place of performance is within the Norfolk, VA metro area. Courses will be held within a 50-mile radius of Norfolk, VA.

The government will place orders so that no more than two programs are taking place concurrently. The most likely combination is one SLDP and one MLDP. No program will be ordered if there is insufficient student demand.

Provided an adequate number of students are identified, the government’s intention is to order both programs at the same time so that the programs run concurrently during the expected 10 – 12 month duration; with one course in each program being delivered in 3 to 5 week intervals.

The inaugural order for each program shall allow the Contractor additional preparation time for the creation, review, revision and approval of the program curriculum.

Within 30 days of the effective date of the first order, the Contractor shall deliver the respective program syllabus to the government POC for review and approval. The syllabus shall include a summary of each course topic, identification of learning objectives, and the length of each course (in hours). The Contractor should expect to receive comments from the government POC and revise the syllabus based upon those comments.

Within 60 days of the effective date of the first order, the Contractor shall deliver the respective program curriculum, to include presentation material for each course and a proposed calendar with course convening dates, for review and approval. The Contractor should expect to receive comments from the government POC and revise the curriculum based upon those comments.

Within 75 days of the effective date of the first order, the Contractor shall deliver the respective final program curriculum and course calendar for approval.

The first course of each program shall be held not later than 90 days from the effective date of the first order.

Programs ordered after inaugural orders shall commence within 45 days of the effective date of an order. The Contractor shall provide a proposed calendar with course convening dates within 15 days of the effective date of the order.

The Contractor shall provide a complete final course calendar within 25 days of the effective date of the order.

All courses will be held at a government facility with appropriate classroom facilities, such as the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) Norfolk Operations Center in Norfolk, VA. The government point of contact will assist the contractor with the scheduling of government resources. If facility availability conflicts with the proposed course calendar, the government and Contractor shall work cooperatively to devise an executable course schedule.

Each program is limited to 24 participants.

Courses shall start at 8:30 a.m. and end no later than 4:00 p.m. The length of each course shall fall between 1 and 3 days. No courses shall be held on weekends or on federal holidays.

The total length of the SLDP is 27 days of instruction.

The total length of the MLDP is 24 days of instruction.

4. ADDITIONAL CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Course instructor/facilitators shall have 5 or more years of experience in delivering leadership training to adults using various adult education training methodologies. The government may request evidence of experience at any time throughout the period of performance.

The Contractor shall develop program curricula utilizing current adult education methodology.

Contractor is responsible for all aspects of course preparation and instruction. Instructors/facilitators must be knowledgeable of the course subject matter and course material, so as to present the material in a professional and intelligent manner.

Contractor shall provide any updates to course material, as directed by the government, throughout the contract performance period.

The Contractor shall provide all printed student material in a neat, logical and orderly manner. The government will not provide any printing services, binders, or reference material. The student material will be given to the students to keep at the conclusion of the course.

The Contractor shall use the government-provided end of course feedback form to gather participant comments and suggestions. A summary of feedback, along with copies of the individual forms, shall be provided to the government POC within 5 business days of each course completion. The feedback forms will serve as a primary means for evaluating curriculum quality/relevance and Contractor performance. For each course, if less than 75% of participants rate their “overall satisfaction” as 4 or higher on the government provided end of course feedback form, the Contractor shall be responsible for making the necessary improvements to address issues brought forward by the critiques. The Contractor shall provide beneficial suggestions, recommended curriculum revisions and recommendations to improve facilitator/instructor performance (if necessary) in response to participant comments within 14 business days of course completion.

The Contractor shall record attendance for each day of instruction for every course and provide an attendance report to the government POC within 1 business day of course completion.

Contractor shall supply a framed 12 x 15 profile double-matted to an 8.5 x 11 SLDP program completion certificate for each SLDP graduate.

Contractor shall supply a framed 11 x 14 profile single-matted to an 8.5 x 11 certificate MLDP program completion certificate for each MLDP graduate.

In addition to imparting knowledge to students, the programs shall grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who successfully complete the curriculum. Using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Association for Continuing Education And Training (IACET) standard for continuing education and training, one CEU equals ten contact hours of participation in organized continuing education classes and/or training conducted by a qualified instructor. Graduates of the SLDP shall receive a minimum of 16 CEUs. Graduates of MLDP shall receive a minimum of 14 CEUs. The contractor shall convey CEUs to students from a certified CEU-granting institution or organization upon program completion.

5. SLDP PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Total duration is 27 days. SLDP shall contain individual or team projects that are to be identified and chosen by participants during the first two months of the program. The projects will be worked on throughout the remainder of the program, outside of classroom hours, and presented to senior leadership from participating commands at the end of the program during the “Capstone Event.” At a minimum the 27 day program shall contain the following course topics.

1. Introductory Session:

Discussion of leadership theory

An overview of the DoD Civilian Leader Continuum, and the competencies identified in reference (a).

A 1 day “outdoor challenge/rope course” to present physical and mental team building challenges designed to improve existing interpersonal skills and help participants overcome barriers to personal and group growth. It shall normally occur within the first two months of program start, and consist of low and high challenge rope course activities that will reinforce themes of support, leadership, communication, feedback, problem solving, and group decision-making. Course must meet typical safety standards and certifications such as the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) specifications. Student participation is voluntary.

A discussion on, and commencement of, a “360 Degree Assessment” (or similar instrument/tool) to provide each participant with structured and constructive feedback regarding their specific approach to management or the workplace.

Discussion and identification of potential individual or team projects.

2. Course topics:

Leading Change

Creativity & Innovation

Influence and Negotiating

Communication

Accountability

Executive Coaching. During this course, each participant will have an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one executive coaching session using a Contractor provided/adminis