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INDUSTRY DAY to be held for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers 30 (CLEAR 30) Pilot Conservation Activity Plan Maintenance Program I. SUMMARY On behalf of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center announces an Industry Day to present the requirements for the government-managed conservation activity plan maintenance activities for the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers 30 (CLEAR 30) pilot program. This program is available in all counties and county equivalents nationwide, including U.S. territories and tribal lands. The Industry Day is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 11:00 am ET – 2:00 pm ET. This will be a virtual event, hosted on the internet, using Microsoft Teams. Please note: Companies will be able to participate without a Microsoft Teams account. The objective is to provide a presentation to inform the industry community of the program requirements and the intent to solicit for multiple Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts on a regional basis nationwide for a base period of period twelve (12) months and four (4) twelve-month option periods for a total of sixty (60) months. A presentation will provide the CRP CLEAR 30 Requirements and feedback will be provided in response to questions submitted by contractors in advance. Interested contractors are encouraged to attend. However, attendance is not mandatory to submit a proposal in response to a future solicitation for this requirement. Contractors may submit questions regarding the requirement by December 6, 2021 to nancy.harris@usda.gov . A draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) and draft Evaluation Criteria are attached to this notice. II. DATE, LOCATION, AGENDA, REGISTRATION, MICROSOFT TEAMS Join Meeting LINK DATE: Thursday, December 9, 2021 TIME: 11:00 am ET – 2:00 pm ET WHAT: Presentation of CRP CLEAR 30 Requirements Contractor feedback on solicitation. WHERE: Virtually over the internet using Microsoft Teams WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Contractors who are capable of performing the requirements stated in the attached PWS or contractors who are capable of identifying, contracting, coordinating, and managing contractors who are capable of performing the requirements in the PWS. HOW: All parties interested in participating in the CRP CLEAR 30 Industry Day should register with Nancy Harris at nancy.harris@usda.gov by December 6, 2021 with the following information: Company Name: _______________________________ Point of Contact Name: __________________________ POC Email: ____________________________________ POC Phone Number: ____________________________ Number of Participants: __________________________ Suggested NAICS code(s): _________________________ Questions: _____________________________________ You are not required to have a Microsoft Teams account in order to access the event. It’s recommended that you join just a few minutes prior to the meeting start time of 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT. The meeting will be recorded. Click on the link below to join: Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Learn More | Meeting options This announcement is being issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids (IFB), a Request for Proposals (RFP), a Request for Quotations (RFQ) or an indication that the Government will contract for any of the items and/or services contained in this notice. In accordance with FAR 52.215-3, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes, the Government will not pay for any information/items submitted in response to this Notice. No determination as to the viability of this requirement has been made at this point and there is currently no solicitation for this effort. Any solicitation resulting from this Notice will be announced separately.