Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Video Production: Direct Supervision Jails, 41084-41086 [2013-16482]

Download as PDF 41084 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / Notices mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0235] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Extension of Currently Approved Collection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-Day notice. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 78, Number 87 page 26396, on May 6, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until August 8, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact C. Casto at 1–202–353–7193, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20531 or by email at Chris.Casto@usdoj.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jul 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 Overview of This Information Collection: (1) Type of information collection: Extension of currently approved collection. (2) The title of the form/collection: Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Departmentsponsoring the collection: None. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies with armor vest needs. Abstract: The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this program is to help protect the lives of law enforcement officers by helping states and units of local and tribal governments equip their officers with armor bulletproof vests. The collection of information is necessary to verify the eligibility of an applicant’s jurisdiction for partial reimbursement of costs (up to 50%) associated with the purchase of the armored bulletproof vests. The data provided in the application will determine the need and funding level and provide bank account information for electronic payments. This program is administered in accordance with BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT ACT OF 1998, Public Law 105–181, 42 USC 3796ll. Others: None. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time needed for an average respondent to respond is as follows: It is estimated that no more than 4,500 respondents will apply each year. Each application takes approximately 1 hour to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection is 4,500 hours. Total Annual Reporting Burden: 4,500 × 1 hour per application = 4,500 hours. If additional information is required, please contact, Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC, 20530. Dated: July 3, 2013. Jerri Murray, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–16410 Filed 7–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Video Production: Direct Supervision Jails National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement. AGENCY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the production of a 20- to 25-minute, high-end broadcast-quality DVD that introduces podular directsupervision to a varied audience. The DVD will illustrate direct supervision through narration, interviews, graphics, and footage shot in jails. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Opportunity Number: 13JD05. This number should appear in the reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of your proposal. Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one award will be made. Funds awarded under this solicitation may only be used for activities directly related to the project as described herein unless otherwise amended in writing by NIC. Applications: All applications must be submitted electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. However, three copies of two sample video productions specifying the applicant’s role in each production must be submitted before the application due date. To ensure timely delivery of the video please send via a commercial carrier (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) directly to NIC c/o Danny Downes at 500 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Thursday, July 25, 2013. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / Notices Authority: Public Law 93–415. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual, or team with expertise in the described areas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Inmate violence and vandalism have been pervasive in American jails. This is a result of our traditional approach to detention, which focuses primarily on physically containing inmates with the use of locks, steel doors, security glass, and bars. In traditional jails, physical barriers separate staff and inmates. As a result, inmates receive little supervision and are essentially left to their own devices. This creates a dangerous environment for both inmates and staff. Podular direct supervision combines a physical plant design with inmate management techniques to shift control of the jail from inmates to staff, which can significantly reduce inmate violence, vandalism, and other problematic behaviors. NIC provides training, technical assistance, and information to local jails on podular direct supervision. Scope of Work: The production company will see the DVD production through from beginning to end. The company will provide staff, equipment, and other resources necessary for all aspects of DVD production. The company will provide music, professional voice-over narration, and other talent necessary for the complete production. Project Director The production company will assign one staff to oversee the project and work with NIC on all production phases. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NIC Oversight and Approval NIC will work closely with the production company throughout the project to ensure personnel understand podular direct supervision and that it is portrayed accurately in every detail of the DVD. NIC will be available for questions and quality assurance through all project phases. Each step of the production process will require NIC’s approval. Meetings Production company staff must be readily available for up to 5 face-to-face meetings with NIC staff when necessary. These meetings will take place at the NIC offices in Washington, DC, or other agreed upon location. NIC will make provisions for telephone conferences or meetings through electronic media as needed. The project kickoff meeting will take place shortly after the cooperative VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jul 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 agreement is awarded. During this meeting, production company staff and NIC will discuss direct supervision and all project activities. Scriptwriting NIC anticipates using the script from a previous NIC video on this subject as a basis for the new DVD. This script may need revision, but it covers all concepts to be included in the DVD. Working with NIC, the production company will produce the final written script for the video. Talent The production company will provide a professional voice-over narrator for the video and other talent deemed necessary during the scripting process. NIC does not anticipate hiring professional actors for filming. NIC will arrange for individuals to participate in filmed interviews and staged events, such as meetings. Filming Locations Filming and interviews will take place at up to 5 jails throughout the United States. The production company will film inside jails, including inmate housing units, booking rooms, administrative areas, and meeting rooms. NIC will identify and confirm all filming sites. NIC staff will accompany the film crew to the filming sites. Audio The company will provide all music for the video as approved by NIC. Voice Over The company will provide professional talent for voice-over narration. NIC must approve all voices used for narration. Graphics/Effects The awardee will produce graphics, artwork, animation, and lettering for the DVD. The awardee also will produce digital effects for the transition between DVD segments. Production Activities The major activities required to complete the project are listed below. Project activities will begin upon award of this agreement and must be completed 12 months after the award date. The project activity schedule should include the following, at a minimum: —Production company attends kickoff meeting with NIC —Production company reviews materials on direct supervision provided by NIC PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41085 —NIC develops outline of key concepts to be included in video, with suggestions for illustrating concepts —Working with NIC, production company develops initial treatment and/or storyboard —Production company writes script and presents to NIC for review —Production company completes script revisions and submits to NIC for approval —Production company prepares complete shot list —NIC schedules filming and interviews at jails —Production company completes filming —Production company begins offline editing —Production company and NIC screen offline edit and select shots to be used —Production company creates graphics —NIC reviews and approves or asks for changes —Production company hires professional talent for online narration —Production company completes online edit —Production company and NIC staff complete online screening —NIC reviews and approves final edit —Production company delivers final products to NIC Deliverables: Once the production is complete and has been approved in writing by NIC, the production company will deliver (1) one 20- to 25-minute master copy suitable for duplicating, 2) various high-definition files (including prores and h.264) for play on computers, tablets, and smartphones and online delivery through YouTube and Vimeo, and (3) all video/b-roll used in this production. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Danny Downes, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections who may be reached by email at d2downes@bop.gov. In addition to the direct reply, all questions and responses will be posted on NIC’s Web site at www.nicic.gov for public review (the names or affiliations of those submitting questions will not be posted). The Web site will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the Web site until the closing date of this cooperative agreement solicitation. Application Requirements: Application Requirements: Applications should be typed, double spaced, in 12point font, and reference the project by the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ (13JD05) and title in this announcement, E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 41086 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ‘‘Video Production: Direct Supervision Jails.’’ The package must include: A cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant’s financial accounts as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through June 30); a concisely written program narrative, not to exceed 30 numbered pages, in response to the statement of work, and a detailed budget with a budget narrative explaining projected costs. Applicants may submit a description of the project teams’ qualifications and expertise relevant to the project, but should not attach lengthy resumes. Large attachments to the proposal describing the organization or examples of other past work are discouraged. Applicants must also attach 2 samples of a video production completed by the applicant. The applicant organization must specify its role in the production of the sample videos. As noted above, the three copies of 2 sample videos must also be submitted before the application due date (to ensure timely delivery of the video please send via a commercial carrier (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) directly to NIC c/o Danny Downes at 500 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. Attachments should not exceed 5MB. The following forms must also be included: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance; OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget information—Non-Construction Programs; OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs (these forms are available at (http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and the DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at http://nicic.gov/Downloads/General/ certif-frm.pdf. Failure to supply all required forms with the application package may result in disqualification of the application from consideration. Note: NIC will not award a cooperative agreement to an applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800–333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CRR can be done online at the CCR Web site: http:// www.bpn.gov/ccr. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jul 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. Proposals which fail to provide sufficient information to allow evaluation under the criteria below may be judged non-responsive and disqualified. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: Programmatic (40%) Are all of the project tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear statement of how each task will be accomplished to include the overall project goal(s), major tasks to achieve the goals(s), the strategies to be employed in completing the tasks, required staffing, and other required resources? Are there any approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed that are new to NIC and will enhance the project? Organizational (35%) Do the proposed project staff members possess the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks listed under the scope of work as evidenced in the sample video? Does the applicant organization, group, or individual have the organizational capacity to achieve all project tasks? Does the proposal contain project management and staffing plans that are realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the project time frame? Project Management/Administration (25%) Does the applicant identify reasonable objectives, milestones, and measures to track progress? If consultants and/or partnerships are proposed, is there a reasonable justification for their inclusion in the project, and a clear structure to ensure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, does it provide a sufficient cost detail/narrative, and does it represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Specific Requirements: Documents or other media that are produced under this award must follow these guidelines: Prior to the preparation of the final draft of any document or other media, the awardee must consult with NIC’s Writer/Editor concerning the acceptable formats for manuscript submissions and the technical specifications for electronic media. For all awards in which a document will be a deliverable, the awardee must follow the guidelines listed herein, as well as follow the Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication as found in the ‘‘General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements,’’ which can be found on PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 our Web site at www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All final documents and other materials submitted under this project must meet the federal government’s requirement for Section 508 accessibility, including those provisions outlined in 1194 Subpart B, Technical Provisions, Subpart C, Functional Performance Criteria; and Subpart D, Documentation and Support, NIC’s government product accessibility template (see www.nicic.gov/section508) outlines the agency’s minimum criteria for meeting this requirement; a completed form attesting to the accessibility of project deliverables should accompany all submissions. Note Concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) should be entered into box 10 of the SF 424. The CFDA number for this solicitation is 16.603— Technical Assistance/Clearinghouse. You are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. The order allows states the option of setting up a system for reviewing applications from within their states for assistance under certain Federal programs. You must notify the Single State Point of Contact in your state, if it exists, of this application before NIC can make an award. Applicants (other than Indian tribal governments recognized by the Federal government) should contact their State Single Point of Contact (SPOC), a list of which can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ grants_spoc. Check the appropriate box in section 16 of the SF–424. Robert M. Brown, Jr., Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2013–16482 Filed 7–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest Through PreAdjudication National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement. AGENCY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the development of a guiding framework document of promising practices regarding children SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement--Video Production: 
Direct Supervision Jails

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting 
proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a 
cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than 
September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve 
the production of a 20- to 25-minute, high-end broadcast-quality DVD 
that introduces podular direct-supervision to a varied audience. The 
DVD will illustrate direct supervision through narration, interviews, 
graphics, and footage shot in jails. This project will be a 
collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division.
    NIC Opportunity Number: 13JD05. This number should appear in the 
reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 
with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of 
your proposal.
    Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one 
award will be made. Funds awarded under this solicitation may only be 
used for activities directly related to the project as described herein 
unless otherwise amended in writing by NIC.
    Applications: All applications must be submitted electronically via 
http://www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed 
applications will not be accepted. However, three copies of two sample 
video productions specifying the applicant's role in each production 
must be submitted before the application due date. To ensure timely 
delivery of the video please send via a commercial carrier (e.g., 
FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) directly to NIC c/o Danny Downes at 500 First 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20534.

DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Thursday, July 
25, 2013.


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    Authority:  Public Law 93-415.

    Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or 
private agency, educational institution, organization, individual, or 
team with expertise in the described areas.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Inmate violence and vandalism 
have been pervasive in American jails. This is a result of our 
traditional approach to detention, which focuses primarily on 
physically containing inmates with the use of locks, steel doors, 
security glass, and bars. In traditional jails, physical barriers 
separate staff and inmates. As a result, inmates receive little 
supervision and are essentially left to their own devices. This creates 
a dangerous environment for both inmates and staff. Podular direct 
supervision combines a physical plant design with inmate management 
techniques to shift control of the jail from inmates to staff, which 
can significantly reduce inmate violence, vandalism, and other 
problematic behaviors. NIC provides training, technical assistance, and 
information to local jails on podular direct supervision. Scope of 
Work: The production company will see the DVD production through from 
beginning to end. The company will provide staff, equipment, and other 
resources necessary for all aspects of DVD production. The company will 
provide music, professional voice-over narration, and other talent 
necessary for the complete production.

Project Director

    The production company will assign one staff to oversee the project 
and work with NIC on all production phases.

NIC Oversight and Approval

    NIC will work closely with the production company throughout the 
project to ensure personnel understand podular direct supervision and 
that it is portrayed accurately in every detail of the DVD. NIC will be 
available for questions and quality assurance through all project 
phases. Each step of the production process will require NIC's 
approval.

Meetings

    Production company staff must be readily available for up to 5 
face-to-face meetings with NIC staff when necessary. These meetings 
will take place at the NIC offices in Washington, DC, or other agreed 
upon location. NIC will make provisions for telephone conferences or 
meetings through electronic media as needed.
    The project kickoff meeting will take place shortly after the 
cooperative agreement is awarded. During this meeting, production 
company staff and NIC will discuss direct supervision and all project 
activities.

Scriptwriting

    NIC anticipates using the script from a previous NIC video on this 
subject as a basis for the new DVD. This script may need revision, but 
it covers all concepts to be included in the DVD. Working with NIC, the 
production company will produce the final written script for the video.

Talent

    The production company will provide a professional voice-over 
narrator for the video and other talent deemed necessary during the 
scripting process. NIC does not anticipate hiring professional actors 
for filming. NIC will arrange for individuals to participate in filmed 
interviews and staged events, such as meetings.

Filming Locations

    Filming and interviews will take place at up to 5 jails throughout 
the United States. The production company will film inside jails, 
including inmate housing units, booking rooms, administrative areas, 
and meeting rooms. NIC will identify and confirm all filming sites. NIC 
staff will accompany the film crew to the filming sites.

Audio

    The company will provide all music for the video as approved by 
NIC.

Voice Over

    The company will provide professional talent for voice-over 
narration. NIC must approve all voices used for narration.

Graphics/Effects

    The awardee will produce graphics, artwork, animation, and 
lettering for the DVD. The awardee also will produce digital effects 
for the transition between DVD segments.

Production Activities

    The major activities required to complete the project are listed 
below. Project activities will begin upon award of this agreement and 
must be completed 12 months after the award date. The project activity 
schedule should include the following, at a minimum:

--Production company attends kickoff meeting with NIC
--Production company reviews materials on direct supervision provided 
by NIC
--NIC develops outline of key concepts to be included in video, with 
suggestions for illustrating concepts
--Working with NIC, production company develops initial treatment and/
or storyboard
--Production company writes script and presents to NIC for review
--Production company completes script revisions and submits to NIC for 
approval
--Production company prepares complete shot list
--NIC schedules filming and interviews at jails
--Production company completes filming
--Production company begins offline editing
--Production company and NIC screen offline edit and select shots to be 
used
--Production company creates graphics
--NIC reviews and approves or asks for changes
--Production company hires professional talent for online narration
--Production company completes online edit
--Production company and NIC staff complete online screening
--NIC reviews and approves final edit
--Production company delivers final products to NIC

    Deliverables: Once the production is complete and has been approved 
in writing by NIC, the production company will deliver (1) one 20- to 
25-minute master copy suitable for duplicating, 2) various high-
definition files (including prores and h.264) for play on computers, 
tablets, and smartphones and online delivery through YouTube and Vimeo, 
and (3) all video/b-roll used in this production.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All technical or programmatic 
questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Danny 
Downes, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of 
Corrections who may be reached by email at d2downes@bop.gov. In 
addition to the direct reply, all questions and responses will be 
posted on NIC's Web site at www.nicic.gov for public review (the names 
or affiliations of those submitting questions will not be posted). The 
Web site will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the Web 
site until the closing date of this cooperative agreement solicitation.
    Application Requirements: Application Requirements: Applications 
should be typed, double spaced, in 12-point font, and reference the 
project by the ``NIC Opportunity Number'' (13JD05) and title in this 
announcement,

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``Video Production: Direct Supervision Jails.'' The package must 
include: A cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible 
for the applicant's financial accounts as well as the audit period or 
fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through 
June 30); a concisely written program narrative, not to exceed 30 
numbered pages, in response to the statement of work, and a detailed 
budget with a budget narrative explaining projected costs. Applicants 
may submit a description of the project teams' qualifications and 
expertise relevant to the project, but should not attach lengthy 
resumes. Large attachments to the proposal describing the organization 
or examples of other past work are discouraged. Applicants must also 
attach 2 samples of a video production completed by the applicant. The 
applicant organization must specify its role in the production of the 
sample videos. As noted above, the three copies of 2 sample videos must 
also be submitted before the application due date (to ensure timely 
delivery of the video please send via a commercial carrier (e.g., 
FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) directly to NIC c/o Danny Downes at 500 First 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. Attachments should not exceed 5MB.
    The following forms must also be included: OMB Standard Form 424, 
Application for Federal Assistance; OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget 
information--Non-Construction Programs; OMB Standard Form 424B, 
Assurances--Non-Construction Programs (these forms are available at 
(http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; 
Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and the Drug-
Free Workplace Requirements (available at http://nicic.gov/Downloads/General/certif-frm.pdf.
    Failure to supply all required forms with the application package 
may result in disqualification of the application from consideration.

    Note: NIC will not award a cooperative agreement to an applicant 
who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number 
(DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry 
(CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the 
dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-800-333-0505 (if 
you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1-866-705-5711 and select 
option 1).

    Registration in the CRR can be done online at the CCR Web site: 
http://www.bpn.gov/ccr. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be 
reviewed at the Web site.
    Review Considerations: Applications received under this 
announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. Proposals which 
fail to provide sufficient information to allow evaluation under the 
criteria below may be judged non-responsive and disqualified.
    The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as 
follows:

Programmatic (40%)

    Are all of the project tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear 
statement of how each task will be accomplished to include the overall 
project goal(s), major tasks to achieve the goals(s), the strategies to 
be employed in completing the tasks, required staffing, and other 
required resources? Are there any approaches, techniques, or design 
aspects proposed that are new to NIC and will enhance the project?

Organizational (35%)

    Do the proposed project staff members possess the skills, 
knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks listed under 
the scope of work as evidenced in the sample video? Does the applicant 
organization, group, or individual have the organizational capacity to 
achieve all project tasks? Does the proposal contain project management 
and staffing plans that are realistic and sufficient to complete the 
project within the project time frame?

Project Management/Administration (25%)

    Does the applicant identify reasonable objectives, milestones, and 
measures to track progress? If consultants and/or partnerships are 
proposed, is there a reasonable justification for their inclusion in 
the project, and a clear structure to ensure effective coordination? Is 
the proposed budget realistic, does it provide a sufficient cost 
detail/narrative, and does it represent good value relative to the 
anticipated results?
    Specific Requirements: Documents or other media that are produced 
under this award must follow these guidelines: Prior to the preparation 
of the final draft of any document or other media, the awardee must 
consult with NIC's Writer/Editor concerning the acceptable formats for 
manuscript submissions and the technical specifications for electronic 
media. For all awards in which a document will be a deliverable, the 
awardee must follow the guidelines listed herein, as well as follow the 
Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication as 
found in the ``General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements,'' which 
can be found on our Web site at www.nicic.gov/cooperativeagreements.
    All final documents and other materials submitted under this 
project must meet the federal government's requirement for Section 508 
accessibility, including those provisions outlined in 1194 Subpart B, 
Technical Provisions, Subpart C, Functional Performance Criteria; and 
Subpart D, Documentation and Support, NIC's government product 
accessibility template (see www.nicic.gov/section508) outlines the 
agency's minimum criteria for meeting this requirement; a completed 
form attesting to the accessibility of project deliverables should 
accompany all submissions.

    Note Concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) should be entered 
into box 10 of the SF 424. The CFDA number for this solicitation is 
16.603--Technical Assistance/Clearinghouse. You are subject to the 
provisions of Executive Order 12372. The order allows states the 
option of setting up a system for reviewing applications from within 
their states for assistance under certain Federal programs. You must 
notify the Single State Point of Contact in your state, if it 
exists, of this application before NIC can make an award. Applicants 
(other than Indian tribal governments recognized by the Federal 
government) should contact their State Single Point of Contact 
(SPOC), a list of which can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc. Check the appropriate box in section 16 of the SF-
424.


Robert M. Brown, Jr.,
Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections.
[FR Doc. 2013-16482 Filed 7-8-13; 8:45 am]
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