US Southern Command interested in collaborating with the private sector
Is your non-governmental organization, private company, academic institution, or other qualifying group interested in opportunities for collaboration with the U.S. military in Latin America and the Caribbean? Please see below for details.
Belize Defence Force & U.S. military members offload school supplies and furniture June 2, 2014, at the BDF Price Barracks in Ladyville, Belize. The Midwest Mission Distribution Center based out of Chatham, Ill., donated the supplies. (DoD photo)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Latin American and Caribbean partner nation forces desire to pursue a whole-of-society approach to challenges through collaborative relationships with private sector entities that will promote a sustainable unity of effort, build on each other’s successes, and avoid duplication. SOUTHCOM and Latin American and Caribbean partner nation forces desire to eliminate gaps in response, set standard operating processes and procedures for interaction, and promote understanding within the multi-faceted community of key stakeholders.
To this end, SOUTHCOM is seeking information about -- and expressions of interest by -- private organizations, associations, and other entities that are currently working in or are interested in working in SOUTHCOM's area of responsibility or on Latin American / Caribbean issues in general, and which would be willing to collaborate with SOUTHCOM for the purposes of information sharing, countering transregional threat networks, strengthening regional resiliency, or supporting SOUTHCOM operations and exercises for the purpose of improving security and stability, disaster preparedness/response, and humanitarian civic assistance to partner nations.
Any local, regional, or international private sector organization, association, or entity that is interested in working with SOUTHCOM on a voluntary, non-reimbursable, non-quid pro quo basis is welcome to apply.
Information and expressions of interest provided to SOUTHCOM are not for the purposes of obtaining a contract, nor would the information provided and expression of interest provided be a guarantee of participation or collaboration. Participation will not constitute endorsement by DoD or SOUTHCOM.
Addresses & Contact for Further Information
Interested parties may write Attn: SCJ7/9, United States Southern Command, 9301 NW 33rd St, Doral, FL 33172. Additional information will be provided after contact.
There are no fees involved and no funding will be provided. Organizations will be expected to provide their own travel as necessary for any meetings or other participation in collaborative activities. SOUTHCOM may only provide publicly releasable information about SOUTHCOM’s mission and goals.
If potential collaborators currently represent an entity that is under contract with the U.S. Government, the following information must be provided: 1) confirmation that participation is not part of a contract and will not be billed to the U.S. government; 2) a written description of any current contracts with SOUTHCOM, its components, subordinate commands, or Joint Task Forces; and 3) whether awaiting the result of any U.S. government acquisition process or contract award. The information sought and expressions of interest will be used to more effectively identify potential collaboration partners.
SOUTHCOM's Public Private Cooperation (PPC) program