CSS is pleased to announce that NOAA has awarded our new Joint Venture (JV) with Research Planning, Inc. (RPI) a prime contract for two Professional, Science, and Technical Services (ProTech) program domains: ProTech Oceans 2.0, and ProTech Fisheries 2.0. This new RPI-CSS JV results from a Small Business Administration-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement between CSS and RPI and opens the door for leveraging new partnerships and expanding contract opportunities.

NOAA ProTech Oceans 2.0 Domain – Work under this contract will support NOAA’s National Ocean Service in providing the data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and promote the development and management of the oceans and their resources. Our services for this domain are organized under five major program areas: 

  • Studies, Analyses, and Reports 
  • Applied Research, Development, Engineering, Consulting and Operations 
  • Field Sampling, Data Collecting, and Surveys 
  • Consulting, Program and Project Management 
  • Capacity Building 

NOAA ProTech Fisheries Domain – Work under this contract will support NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service protected resources and habitat conservation efforts, and assist the NOAA Fisheries in promoting the conservation, management, and sustainable use of living marine resources. Our comprehensive services for this domain are organized under the following major program areas: 

  • Studies, Data Analyses, and Reports Applied Research, Engineering, Consulting, and Operations 
  • Field Sampling, Data Collection, and Surveys 
  • Training and Program and Project Management 
  • Fisheries Management and Consultation Activities 
  • Economic and Social Science 

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