ProTech Oceans

ProTech Oceans Domain



Lynker is a Small Business and the only HUBZone-certified awardee on the Professional and Technical (ProTech) Oceans Domain vehicle, a $3.2 Billion procurement and one of five Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts designed to provide the full range of scientific, technical, and professional services across NOAA.

ProTech Oceans primarily serves the needs of NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS). NOS’ mission is to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships with industry to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our ocean and coasts.

Lynker has supported multiple NOS division, programs, and projects since our inception in 2008.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: 1305M419DNCNA0018
  • Scope of Contract: Navigation services, coastal research and observations, emergency response, and place-based conservation programs
  • Contract Type: FFP, T&M
  • Value: $3.2 Billion ceiling
  • Competition Required: Yes
  • Period of Performance: 02/01/2019 through 01/31/2021

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

Program Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

Program Manager: Jill Meyer (jmeyer@lynkertech.com)

Additional Information

The contract scope includes:

  • Biological, ecological, and environmental studies, analyses, and reports
  • Applied Research, Engineering, Consulting, and Operations
  • Field Sampling, Data Collection and Surveys
  • Consulting, Program and Project Management

National Ocean Service (NOS)

NOAA Oceans Prime Contracts

Office of Coast Survey, Marine Charts Division

Contract Number: EA-133C-13-NC-1326
Ceiling: $13 million
Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 to 9/30/2023
Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com


Office of Coast Survey, Program Support

Contract Number: GS-00F125CA
Ceiling: $4.2 million
Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 to 9/30/2023
Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com

Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) Continuous Operational Real-Time Monitoring Systems (CORMS)

Contract Number: GS-35F-0316V 
Ceiling: $4.3 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 11/01/2018 to 10/31/2023
Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com


CO-OPS Field Offices Division Support Services

Contract Number: EA-l 33C-l 8-NC-0085
Ceiling: $9.2 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 11/01/2017 to 10/31/2022
Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com


CO-OPS Administrative and Technical Support Services (ATSS)

Contract Number: GS-00F- 125CA
Ceiling: $8.3 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 02/01/2018 to 01/30/2023

Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Pacific Islands Region Support Services (ONMS PIR)

Contract Number: RA-133C-16-CQ-0040
Ceiling: $24.5 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 11/01/2016 to 10/31/2021
Point of Contact: Liz Tarquin – ltarquin@lynkertech.com


Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Monterey Bay Support Services (MBNMS)

Contract Number: RA-133C-16-CQ-0040
Ceiling: $2.4 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 04/01/2016 to 03/31/2021
Point of Contact: Liz Tarquin – ltarquin@lynkertech.com

Office for Coastal Management

Contract Number: GSA FSS GS-00F-125CA
Ceiling: $33.8 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 02/01/2019 to 1/31/2022
Point of Contact: Jill Meyer – jmeyer@lynkertech.com

NOAA Fisheries – Greater Atlantic Region Office IT Support Services (GARFIT)

NOAA Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region Office IT Support Services (GARFIT)



Lynker provides comprehensive information technology (IT) support to the Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office (GARFO) under this single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). As GARFO’s Information Resource Management (IRM) division lifecycle vendor, our team coordinates and delivers multiple concurrent projects and activities for over 250 internal and many external customers (fisheries management councils, states, other fishery management groups, and the commercial fishing industry users) that sustain GARFO’s existing systems, networks, databases, web applications, and other operational components.

We are actively engaged in helping GARFO expedite the consolidation, modernization, and standardization of its Northeast Fisheries Information Management Systems portfolio under the Fisheries Dependent Data Visioning and Modernization (FDDV) Program, applying our expertise with Agile, CMMI-Dev, ITIL, and ISO to improve the way GARFO operates, sustains, and upgrades its Oracle core and SQL Server databases and infrastructure, Esri geospatial information systems (GIS), and web-based user interfaces, portals, and dashboards deployed using Google, Microsoft, and other open source and proprietary tools and platforms. We also provide GIS training and support, systems administration, IT Help Desk customer support as part of the overall value we add to GARFO and the NOAA/NMFS mission.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: EA-133F-16-BA-0047
  • Scope of Contract: Comprehensive information technology and programmatic support services for the Greater Atlantic Region
  • Contract Type: FFP, T&M
  • Value: $8.2 million
  • Competition Required: No
  • Period of Performance: 05/01/2016 through 04/30/2021

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

Program Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) Support Services

Lynker is the single awardee for the NOAA Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Lynker provides program, outreach and education, and operational support to MBNMS, which helps promote resource protection, government and community relations and visitor center operations for this second largest NMS. Our work directly supports ecosystem and habitat research, conservation, and custodianship across one third of the California coastline.

Our work includes supporting the Water Quality Protection and Monitoring (WQ) Program; Coordinating Sanctuary Participation in the Agriculture Water Quality Alliance (AWQA); providing scientific and technical expertise for  Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs) and Pacific Coast Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 5-year Review Process; coordinating MBNMS special permitting under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA); providing programmatic support for the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC); providing Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) Facility operational support; providing SEC Docent Training, Oversight, Scheduling, Enrichment and Recognition at the MBNMS education center in Santa Cruz, CA; and coordinating Volunteer Program for Coastal Discovery Center (CDC) in San Simeon, CA.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: RA-133C-16-CQ-0040
  • Scope of Contract: Comprehensive scientific, technical, and administrative services
  • Contract Type: T&M
  • Value: $2.4 million
  • Competition Required: No
  • Period of Performance: 4/01/2016 through 3/31/2021

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

IDIQ Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Pacific Islands Region (ONMS PIR)

Lynker is the single awardee for the NOAA Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Pacific Islands Region (PIR) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Lynker supports the management, administrative, education and outreach, scientific research, information technology, and facilities maintenance requirements for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), headquartered in the Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, HI, with key locations (including a visitors’ center) in Kihei, Maui, HI and Lihue, Kauai, HI; the National Marine Sanctuary Of American Samoa (NMSAS), headquartered in Pago Pago, American Samoa with seven sites spread over three islands and two atolls and including the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, which comprises the visitor center adjacent to the staff offices; the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Marine Sanctuary and Monument (PMNMS/PMNM), headquartered in the Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, HI with an office in Lihue, Kauai, HI and including the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, HI; and the ONMS International MPA Capacity Building Program (IMPACBP), located in Lihue, Kauai in shared offices with the HIHWNMS and Silver Spring, MD.

Lynker is honored and excited to serve as ONMS PIR’s contractor-partner in protecting, sustaining, and promoting biodiversity and cultural awareness of this vast and important region.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number:RA-133C-16-CQ-0040
  • Scope of Contract: Comprehensive scientific, technical, and administrative services
  • Contract Type: T&M
  • Value: $24.5 million
  • Competition Required: No
  • Period of Performance: 11/01/2016 through 9/30/2021

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

IDIQ Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

NOAA Fisheries – Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Support Services (PIROP)

NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Support Services (PIROP)


Lynker is the single awardee for the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (PIROP), the largest of all US Federal fisheries observer programs. This contract adds 70+ additional qualified personnel to our team, who serve as biologists and data collectors/analysts onboard longline (tuna) and shallow-set (swordfish – to reopen in 2019) fishing vessels in the Pacific. We are deeply honored to have been selected to support the program, especially as it embraces new tools, technologies, and processes for data collection, monitoring, and reporting in the region.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: 1305M318NFFT004
  • Scope of Contract: Observer services for the Pacific Islands Region Longline and Shallow-set fisheries
  • Contract Type: FFP, T&M
  • Value: $34 million
  • Competition Required: No
  • Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2023

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

IDIQ Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

Program Manager: Josee Vincent (jvincent@lynkertech.com)



ProTech Fisheries

ProTech Fisheries Domain



Lynker is a Small Business and the only HUBZone-certified awardee on the Professional and Technical (ProTech) Fisheries Domain vehicle, a $3.2 Billion procurement and one of five Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts designed to provide the full range of scientific, technical, and professional services across NOAA.

ProTech Fisheries primarily serves the needs of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries, or NMFS) and the U.S. Fisheries which are vital to our nation’s economy. NOAA Fisheries ensures that the US maintains, protects, and sustains productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems. 

We are proud to have served the broad range of NOAA Fisheries’ needs across ten time zones since 2015.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: 1305M418DNFFK0017
  • Scope of Contract: Studies, Analyses, and Reports; Applied Research, Engineering, and Operations; Field Sampling; and Consulting
  • Contract Type: FFP, T&M
  • Value: $3.2 Billion ceiling
  • Competition Required: Yes
  • Period of Performance: 09/30/2018 through 09/28/2023

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

Program Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

Program Manager: Jill Meyer (jmeyer@lynkertech.com)

Additional Information

The contract scope includes:

  • Biological, ecological, and environmental studies, analyses, and reports
  • Applied Research, Engineering, Consulting, and Operations
  • Field Sampling, Data Collection and Surveys
  • Consulting, Program and Project Management

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – Program Management Support

NOAA National Ocean Service



About the NOAA NOS

The National Ocean Service (NOS), an office within the U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is responsible for preserving and enhancing the nation’s coastal resources and ecosystems along 95,000 miles (153,000 km) of shoreline bordering 3,500,000 square miles (9,100,000 km2) of coastal, Great Lakes, and ocean waters. Its mission is to “provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our oceans and coasts.” NOS works closely with many partner agencies to ensure that ocean and coastal areas are safe, healthy, and productive. National Ocean Service scientists, natural resource managers, and specialists ensure safe and efficient marine transportation, promote innovative solutions to protect coastal communities, and conserve marine and coastal places. NOS is a scientific and technical organization of 1,700 scientists, natural resource managers, and specialists in many different fields. NOS delivers a dynamic range of nationwide coastal and Great Lakes scientific, technical, and resource management services in support of safe, healthy, and productive oceans and coasts. NOS develops partnerships to integrate expertise and efforts across all levels of government and with other interests to protect, maintain, and sustain the viability of coastal communities, economies and ecosystems.

Contract Overview

This IDIQ supports the National Ocean Service and provides GIS development, application development, and other consulting services as required on a Time and Materials basis. Consulting services may include risk analysis, market surveys and technology assessments, IT security consulting, gap analysis studies, evaluate compile and process statistical analysis, capacity analysis studies, system reviews to assess potential security issues.

NOAA Fisheries – Professional, Scientific, and Technical Support Services (PSATSS)

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Support Services (PSATSS)



Lynker is the only HubZone-certified awardee under the comprehensive 5-year Professional, Administrative, and Technical Support Services (PSATSS) IDIQ contract designed to support a wide range of marine biology and ecology needs across 5 NOAA regions (Alaska Fisheries Science Center – AFSC, Pacific Northwest Fisheries Science Center – NWFSC, West Coast – WCR, Pacific Island Regional Office – PIRO, and Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center – PIFSC). 

Our work helps forward NOAA’s goal of integrating a more ecosystem-based approach to the management and restoration of living marine resources worldwide. Our outputs provide objective, scientific evidence that inform NOAA leadership, Congress, non-government organizations, industry, and other stakeholders of the social and economic impacts of management policies and regulatory measures related to America’s invaluable marine habitats, flora, and fauna.

Since the contract began in May 2015, we have won 130+ tasks valued at $33 million (approximately 65% of all awards to date by number and value) with acceptance of all deliverables. We have also successfully hired new staff to fill vacancies and/or new positions, as well as transitioned 100% of all desired, qualified incumbents – some in as little as one day and matching and/or bettering their previous compensation and benefits. Our NMFS PSTASS team now numbers over 200 marine biologists, ecologists, resource specialists, biotechnicians, molecular geneticists, field researchers, aquaculturists, habitat restorers, scientist scuba divers, information technology (IT) and geospatial (GIS) data specialists, technical writers and illustrators, outreach and education specialists, and other scientific, technical, and program support personnel across all regions and divisions.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: AB-133F-15-CQ-0014
  • Scope of Contract: Comprehensive professional, scientific, and technical support services across six major western US regions
  • Contract Type: FFP, T&M
  • Value: $50 million ceiling; $33 million won to date (65% by value)
  • Competition Required: Yes
  • Period of Performance: 05/01/2015 through 04/30/2020 (2021)

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

Program Manager: Liz Tarquin (ltarquin@lynkertech.com)

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

NOAA Fisheries Prime Contracts

ProTech Fisheries Domain

Contract Number: 1305M418DNFFK0017
Ceiling: $3.2 billion
Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 to 9/30/2023

Only HUBZone-designated Small Business Prime

NOAA ProTech Fisheries Website

NOAA Fisheries – Professional, Scientific, and Technical Support Services (PSATSS)

Contract Number: AB-133F-15-CQ-0014
Ceiling: $50 million
Type: Multi-award IDIQ
Period of Performance: 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2020
Point of Contact: Liz Tarquin – ltarquin@lynkertech.com


NOAA Fisheries – Greater Atlantic Region Office IT Support Services (GARFIT)

Contract Number: EA-133F-16-BA-0047
Ceiling: $8.2 million
Type: Single Award BPA
Period of Performance: 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2021
Point of Contact: Liz Tarquin – ltarquin@lynkertech.com


NOAA Fisheries – Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (PIROP)

Contract Number: 1305M318NFFT004
Ceiling: $34 million
Type: Single Award IDIQ
Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 to 09/30/2023
Point of Contact: Josee Vincent – jvincent@lynkertech.com