Thursday, September 17, 2009

Diversity Thursday

So Phib, what is this Diversity Industry you are talking about?

Well, check out this no bid contract.
Notice Type: Presolicitation
Added: Aug 20, 2009 11:17 am
FISC Norfolk Philadelphia Division intends to procure services in support of the mission of the MPTE Workforce Diversity Strategy Development and Implementation to identify, attract and retain the most talented and diverse workforce. Overall services will include executive consulting services to provide diversity focused strategic guidance, corporate best practices and civilian diversity influencer relationship development. The services to be provided will specifically entail eight (8) key elements. 1. Minority Flag Engagement Strategy. 2. Diversity Blue Chip Recruit Engagement Strategy. 3. Diversity Senior Advisory Group Consultant. 4. Task Force Life Work (TFLW) Strategy. 5. Outreach consulting. 6. Academia Diversity Engagement. 7. Navy Flag Officer/Senior Executive Seminar (NFOSES) Support. 8. Diversity Principle Statement/Strategy. This acquisition will be solicited on a sole source basis with Ted Childs LLC of Pound Ridge NY.

The Navy intends to solicit for a firm fixed price contract with an anticipated period of performance one year, will be negotiated. The NAICS code for this effort is 541618. The proposed action is to procure services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only Ted Childs LLC on a sole source basis pursuant to FAR 6-302-1. Ted Childs LLC is the most appropriate provider of these services as this organization has extensive knowledge of the Navy Flag Officer internal personnel systems, processes, philosophy, and needs as they relate to diversity goals, influencers, and objectives. THIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Numbered Note 22: The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement with a Technical Capability Statement. . This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all capability statements received within fifteen days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.
Contracting Office Address:
N00189 FISC NORFOLK, PHILADELPHIA OFFICE 700 Robbins Avenue, Building 2B Philadelphia, PA
Place of Performance:
Chief of Navy Personnel, Diversity Directorate 2 Navy Annex, Room 1611, Washington , DC
Point of Contact(s):
Ena [redacted], Contract Specialist 215-697-[redacted] Brian [redacted], Contracting Officer 215-697-[redacted]
Good work if you can get it. Haliburton has nothing on this crew.

Here is the company's website. Chew on it awhile. Do you really think this is the only company in our nation's diversity industry - a guy only at this since '06 - that could perform this self-licking ice cream cone of a contract? Look at that thin resume.

And what, pray tell, are your tax dollars buying?

Ted’s Affiliations are reflected through a network of relationships that he defines as Ted’s Eco-System.

This system brings the best thinkers available to help his clients analyze / think / strategize / execute. This includes his relationships with the leaders of key constituency groups and national organizations --- your access to them and through our interaction with them, their access to what it takes to partner with the business community. These thinkers bring world class subject matter expertise in the following subject areas:

Employee Development

- The Advancement of Women
- Constituency Development: Asian; Black; Hispanic; Native American Indian; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual; Transgender; and Women
- Executive Strategic Global Advising


- Diverse Technical Talent
- Minority / Women / Persons with a Disability Undergraduate Talent

Employee Relations

- Diversity Risk Management
- Diversity Training
- Faith
- Multicultural Understanding
- Life / Work Integration Assessment and Strategy Development

External Focus

- Business Related Civil Rights
- The Marketplace
- Supplier Diversity
Joy. A Navy at War.

On final note, on the "Experience" part of the website, this guy has an actually registered, registered with the circle-around-the-"R" registered, the following comment.
I don't care who you hate, you don't hate them more than you love money.
Great entering discussion point. I think it tells you more about the person saying it than the people he is saying it to.

Shame on the Navy. Our Sailors deserve better than this.

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