STATEMENT OF WORK
Technical and Management Assessment Support to the NSF for Oversight of
the Deep Underground Science Laboratory (DUSEL) Project
1. REQUIRING ORGANIZATION
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Physics
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
The objective of this effort is to provide expert management assistance to NSF in
reviewing the University of California’s (UC Berkeley) progress in developing
the proposed Deep Underground Engineering and Science Laboratory (DUSEL).
NSF will use the information provided to help inform the NSF Program Officer’s
ongoing oversight of the project.
To achieve the objective, the contractor will chair or participate in NSF reviews of
the DUSEL Project. These reviews may include a variety of review types
including proposal reviews, focused topical reviews on a variety of project
issues, regular progress/status reviews, and annual reviews. Participation in
reviews may require travel to NSF offices in Arlington, VA; the Project’s home
location on the University of California Berkeley’s campus; or to the Homestake
Project at Lead, South Dakota. In some instances, reviews may be done virtually
using A/V as necessary.
Required tasks are as follows:
Task 1: As requested by the DUSEL Program Officer, support the formulation of
DUSEL review protocols and processes as required enabling efficient and
effective conduct of DUSEL reviews.
Task 2: Read and review DUSEL project materials (presentations, reports,
project data, etc.) provided by UC Berkeley or NSF prior to the reviews and
participate in pre‐review planning and coordination conference calls, as
requested by NSF;
Task 3: Participate in NSF reviews, and, if requested, chair reviews, of UC
Berkeley’s progress and performance, including discussions with other members
of review committees/panels; synthesize and assess UC Berkeley’s presentations,
project data, and other matters related to DUSEL presented at the reviews. Based
on these discussions and information and the contractor’s own expert
knowledge, organize and prepare written input to committee/panel reports,
including assessments of overall project management and organization
effectiveness including, but not limited to, assessment of key personnel;
effectiveness of internal and external communications; implementation of
necessary management systems; timely production of high quality deliverables;
and approach to ensuring all resources necessary for planning and developing
DUSEL as a world‐class research facility are effectively deployed.
Task 4: Following the reviews, the contractor will review drafts of the
committee/panel reports and provide any additional input needed in the
contractor’s area of expertise to help complete the overall report. When serving
as chair, be accountable for the timely completion of draft and final review
Task 5: Travel, as required, to attend reviews; duration will be based on
number of meeting days and appropriate travel time on days before and after the
review as needed;
• The contractor will provide timely written review of drafts (task 4), to be
determined in consultation with NSF.
5. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
The period of performance is for 12 months.
6. PLACE/LOCATION OF PERFORMANCE
The place of performance for this order will be at the contractor’s facility.
7. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Travel will be required under this contract. The Contractor will be reimbursed in
accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.