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Local Architect/Engineer IDIQ

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published February 5, 2016  -  Deadline March 7, 2016
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INDEFINITE DELIVERY (IDIQ) TYPE ARCHITECT ENGINEER (A-E) CONTRACT FOR THE VERMONT NATIONAL GUARD IN SUPPORT OF THE AIR AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF VERMONT

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published March 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 1, 2016
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CONTRACT INFORMATION: The Vermont National Guard is soliciting for Non-Personal Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services in accordance with Public Law 92-582 (Brooks Act) and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36. This announcement is Unrestricted and open to all businesses regardless of size pursuant to DFAR 219.502-1. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541310. The Small Business size standard is $7.5 M. Small businesses are encouraged to team with other businesses. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. As a result of this announcement, the Vermont National Guard intends to award a single Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide A-E services in support of Air National Guard (ANG) and Army National Guard (ARNG) mission requirements. These are not requirements contracts. These contracts will consist of a Base Award Period of two (2) years, and three (3) one-year option periods. Total contract period, to include options, shall not exceed five (5) years. The total of individual task orders placed against each contract, base period and all exercised options, shall not exceed $10,000,000.00 to anyone A-E contract. The minimum total fee guaranteed to each contract awardee is $2,000.00, within the base period of two (2) years. There is no guaranteed minimum for the option years. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed price task orders. Task orders will be primarily for projects with a construction value that typically result in a A/E task order less than $500K; however, as required, larger task orders may be executed under this contract up to $750K. Projects to be designed are not yet determined and funds are not presently available. Selection of A-E firms is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services. All A-E firms are cautioned to review the restrictions of FAR 9.5 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest and 36.209 Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer Firms. Any A-E firm that prepares a Design-Build Request for Proposal for a particular project will be restricted from participating in any contract or task order for the Design-Build of that particular project. All interested Architect-Engineers are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practicable extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large business firms that intend to pursue an IDIQ contract must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows: a minimum of 14% of the contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB), 3.0% be placed with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 5% be placed with women-owned small businesses (WOSB), 1.0% be placed with HUB Zone small business, 3% be placed with Veteran-Owned Small Business, and 6.5% be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. The subcontracting plan is NOT required with this submittal. The wages and benefits of service employees (FAR 22.10) performing under this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E services shall include, but not be limited to performance of planning, master planning, and program support; A-E investigative and design services including development of construction documents; construction support; engineering and environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation; investigations and surveys in support of the Air and Army National Guard Programs. Typical work may include, but is not specifically limited to: A: the preparation of plans, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates; B: the development of cost management, quality control and quality assurance plans; C: construction inspection, testing and management services; D: development of engineering standards; E: preparations for national design submissions; F: technical, economic, planning, environmental, value engineering and other studies, analyses, surveys, investigations, and reports; G: development of performance criteria for bridging documents for design build projects; H: development of documents to support various government construction programs; I: providing technical support for source selection procurement processes; J: commissioning services; K: comprehensive interior design; and L: provision of program management services. Services may include, but are not limited to, a wide variety of professional services in support of projects for administrative, industrial, and support facilities to meet the needs of the National Guard. Various projects may include services associated with National Guard installations/facilities, such as aircraft hangars, aircraft maintenance facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, support equipment maintenance facilities, administrative offices, supply facilities, civil engineering facilities, dormitory buildings, training site facilities, readiness centers (armory), fire stations, security forces facilities, munitions maintenance and storage facilities, communications and electronic maintenance, mobility and aerial port facilities, dining facilities, medical training facilities, roadways, military airfield pavements, site utilities, infrastructure, aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems, and other support facilities. Additionally, task orders may be issued for support services which require A-E Services as defined in FAR 2.101 SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). (A) Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; the selected firm must have, either in-house or through consultants, the following disciplines, with registration required where applicable: (1) Architect; (2) Civil Engineer including Sanitary Engineer; (3) Mechanical Engineer; (4) Electrical Engineer; (5) Structural Engineer; (6) Fire Protection Engineer (BS or MS in fire protection engineering from accredited institution, PE registration in related relevant field, NCEE or other qualifications as allowed by DoD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-600-01 Change 3, 01 March 2013, Chapter 1-5); (7) Communications Specialist; (8) Geotechnical Engineer; (9) Environmental Engineer; (10) Surveyor; (11) Cost Estimator; (cost engineering specialist(s) must be certified by a professional organization, such as AACE, ICEC, and PCEA. The firm's and/or consultant's Cost engineering or estimating specialist(s), must be specifically identified and his (their) competence indicated by resume(s). If an individual will serve in more than one discipline then those disciplines shall be clearly indicated in Block 13, PART I, Section E.) Resumes (Block E of the SF 330) must be provided for all disciplines, including consultants. In the resumes under Project Assignments, use the same discipline nomenclature as is used in this announcement. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, relevant experience in the type work required, and longevity with the firm. (B) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence in the type of work required, including, as appropriate, experience in sustainable design, energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; (1) Experience in design of military projects, including production of programming documents, plans and specifications. (2) Design of government and commercial facilities. (3) Experience using automated cost estimating systems (Such as PACES). (4) Sustainable design experience utilizing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating tools. (Those firms that have LEED certified projects, LEED registered projects, LEED accredited professionals, and show experience in the LEED design/certification process will be rated more favorably. It is strongly encouraged that all disciplines have at least one LEED Accredited Professional on the design team). (5) Technical Competence & Experience using DOD UFC and associated UFGS; (6) Technical competence and experience using the International Building Code (IBC); (7) Design and construction experience conforming to Department of Defense Antiterrorism/Force Protection Construction Standards and DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 4-010-01); (8) Engineering experience in preparing permit applications relating to construction projects with the various permitting agencies; (9) Performance of surveying and mapping in accordance with A/E/C CADD Standards and nondestructive techniques for locating underground utilities; (10) Experience with automated design tools such as CADD, design; (11) Demonstrate experience using project and program management tools such as Primavera, Expedition, SharePoint or similar systems; (12) Demonstrate experience in evaluating contractor's submittals and performing construction surveillance; (13) Demonstrate the ability to prepare supporting comprehensive master planning maps and plans using the latest versions of ESRI and ArcGIS; (14) Demonstrate experience with preparing the technical portions of a Design Build Request for Proposal package for performance based design build; (15) Demonstrate experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances; (16) Demonstrate experience with NEPA, it's process and requirements as well as preparation of required documentation; (17) In Block H of the SF 330 describe the firm's quality management plan, including quality assurance process, project design-to-cost control, coordination of the in-house work with consultants, and prior experience of the prime firm and any significant consultant. To be considered relevant, all experience demonstrated shall be within five years of the date of this solicitation. (C) Capacity to accomplish multiple task orders in the required time; the capacity to accomplish at least four individual task orders, for task orders valued at less than $500K, simultaneously (or greater) will receive additional consideration. (D) Past Performance on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules and customer satisfaction; evaluations will be based on established ACASS ratings, personal knowledge of Agency members and other credible documentation included in the SF 330. (E) Location. Firms should have knowledge of the general geographical area of Chittenden County which encompasses the three predominant project locations of Camp Johnson in Colchester, Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho and Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington, as well as other areas throughout the State of Vermont along with recent experience with state laws. (F) Volume of DoD Work will be considered. (G) Small Business Participation: Extent of planned participation of with small businesses (SB), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), women-owned small businesses (WOSB), HUB Zone small business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the total estimated subcontracted effort. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform this work are invited to submit two (2) completed and bound paper copies, and one (1) electronic Copy (CD) of their SF 330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications) to: Contracting Officer, USPFO-VT Purchasing & Contracting, Bldg #3 Camp Johnson, 789 Vermont National Guard Road, Colchester, VT 05446-3099. SF 330, 6/2004 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the Government Printing Office or from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number in Block 5 of the SF 330 PART I, Section B. Firms located within the United States may obtain a DUNS number by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 1-888-253-1546 or via the Internet at http://www.dnb.com/. If the firm is located outside the United States, the local Dun and Bradstreet office should be contacted. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. PART I OF THE SF 330 SHALL NOT EXCEED 75 PAGES. The Organization Chart required in Section D and the Matrix required as Section G, PART I of the SF 330 may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count in the page-count maximum for PART I. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants will be reviewed in PART I, Section F. Resumes in Section E and example projects in Section F shall not exceed one page each. Indicate in Section C.11 if the prime has worked with the team members in the past five years. When listing projects in PART I, Section F an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) or IDIQ contract with multiple Task Orders as an example, is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC/IDIQ contract is a project. In Block G-26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A Part II is required for each branch office of the Prime Firm and any Subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract. This is not a request for proposal. NOTE: To avoid a conflict of interest, any contractor proposing as a prime may not have a subcontractor who is also proposing as a prime.Solicitation packages shall not be provided. Submittals must be received no later than 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time on 1 April 2016. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after this time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractors' qualifications for the contracts will be conducted only for those firms considered most highly qualified after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be in person and will be scheduled approximately 90 days after receipt of submittal packages. All questions shall be in writing as outlined below. Phone calls and personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation with ANG or ARNG contracting/project management and or engineering personnel are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered, you may e-mail james.a.belaski.civ@mail.mil. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instructions on registering with SAM, please see the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM. Hand delivered proposals will be accepted, however, coordinate with Mr. James A. Belaski at 802-338-3186 or james.a.belaski.civ@mail.mil to coordinate access onto Camp Johnson. SUBMIT QUESTIONS ONLY TO: james.a.belaski.civ@mail.mil and joyce.l.merrill.mil@mail.mil . No phone questions will be honored. Questions will be answered in writing and posted to a Questions and Answer document and posted to http://www.fbo.gov starting 7 March 2016. Contractors are encouraged to view the Q&A document BEFORE sending in question as it may already be answered.

C--Renovate Bldg 22 #595-15-201

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published April 12, 2016  -  Deadline May 12, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. This A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with FAR 36 Construction and Architect Contracts. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. A "short list" of three or more firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The magnitude for construction of this project is between $2m and $5m. Before a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VETbiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration for award. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Provide a full set of construction documents for a project that will renovate an area of Building 22 for a state of the art education center and associated support spaces. A maximum of 13,000 Gross Square Feet will be addressed by this design. The construction will be planned for 2 phases, allowing for operations to continue in the building. An elevator will be added to the Building. All designs will be compliant with space criteria referenced in VA space planning criteria. http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/space.asp. A/E is responsible for providing certified industrial hygiene services to perform asbestos survey investigations, bulk sampling, development of specifications and drawings, and construction period services. The VA can provide the most recent Asbestos inspection conducted. All designs shall be accomplished in accordance with VA guidelines and specifications, and program guides PG-18-1 thru PG-18-17, which are available on the Internet at http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/ .A/E shall pay particular attention to USAF, NFPA, BOCA, VA space criteria - http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/space.asp. All designs will be compliant with VA's design criteria as well as ASHRAE design guide http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. If shutdowns are required during construction, a full shutdown plan must be included in the design. Shutdowns plan needs to include what particular energy source to shut off (breaker, valve, etc.) and what area, outlets, utilities and/or equipment the shutdown affects. The specific name of the shut off of the energy source must be identified, for example: "panel H1L1, breaker 2" for electric or "Valve 3-f" for a water source, etc. Drawings and a written narrative will be required. A LEED Silver Rating is desired with the construction. A rating will not be sought, but practices will reflect LEED Silver requirements. Proof of possible LEED credits must be provided. Bid Alternates/Deducts will be designed into the project to decrease the price of the project 20%. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Team proposed for this project; a. Background of the personnel b. Project Manager c. Other Key Personnel (Certified Industrial hygienist) d. Consultants (2) Proposed Management Plan a. Team organization b. Design Phase c. Construction Phase (3) Previous Project Experience of Proposed Team Project Experience (4) Response Time. a. Prime Firm b. Consultants (5) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence a. Architectural, structural, environmental, electrical, plumbing and mechanical design b. Interior design. (6) Project Control; a. Techniques planned to control the schedule and costs b. Personnel responsible for schedule and cost control (7) Miscellaneous Experience and Capabilities: a. Experience in healthcare clinical design b. Experience with VA patient-centered care or Planetree philosophy c. Experience using evidence based design for interior features to promote healing environments d. Experience in ADA e. Experience in NFPA 101 Life Safety code f. LEED certification g. Energy conservation h. Industrial Hygienist ? 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is set aside under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009), and all original SF330 packages shall be submitted to: Lebanon VA Medical Center ATTN: Michael Shull Contracting Bldg. 19, RM110 1700 South Lincoln Ave Lebanon PA, 17042 All SF330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the solicitation number. (a) Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one hardcopy of SF 330 (3/2013 Edition) including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address not later than 3:00 p.m. local on the response date as above. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Responding firms must submit a copy of the originally signed, or current (signed within the past 12 months), and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if an SF 330, Part II is already on file. SF 330, Part II shall be provided for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work. All Part IIs shall be signed with original signature or facsimile of the original signature (signed within the past 3 years is required) and dated. A copy of a signed/dated Part II is acceptable. Although firms are encouraged to update their SF 330 Part II at least annually, older ones (up to 3 years old in accordance with FAR 36.603(d)(5) will still be considered by the board. However, a firm may be recommended as not qualified or ranked low if missing, confusing, conflicting, obsolete or obscure information prevents a board from reasonably determining that a firm demonstrates certain required qualifications. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Large Business, Small Business, HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. Submit only one SF 330, Part I from the Prime for the design team, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime, and consultants) proposed for the contract. (b) The A-E shall not include company literature with the SF 330. (c) In block No. 4 Part II provide the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1/866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e. not the parent DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work). (d) In Section C of the SF 330, Part I, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by the Prime, Prime Branch offices as applicable, and each consultant. Provide brief resumes in Section E of the on-staff or consultant employees anticipated to perform the work. Resumes shall be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3b. Resumes shall not exceed one page. (e) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects for the total proposed Team (including the prime and consultants) shall be provided. Use no more than one project per page. (f) In Section G, block 26, include the name and their associated firm and office location. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable. Also include Team Project Organization Chart in Part I, Section D indicating how each firm on the proposed team (prime, applicable prime branch offices, and each subcontractor as identified in Part I, Section C) integrates into the composite team. (g) In Section H, of the SF 330, Part I, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this announcement. (h) In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their last 12 months of Medical facility contract awards stated in dollars (see 3I above), provide an itemized summary of awards to include Agency Contract Number/Task Order No. awards shall be shown in an itemized summary including Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., Project Title, and Award Amount dollars. Include a total of all listed awards. Note that award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders and any modifications thereto should be included in the amounts. When addressing Team capabilities, clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3. (i) In Section H, Part I, SF 330 Generally, describe the firm's Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP). A project-specific detailed DQMP must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed ten pages for Section H. Front and back side use of a single page will count as 2 pages, and use no smaller than 11 font type using Times New Roman. Pages in excess of the maximums list will be discarded and not used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. (j) Personal visits and phone calls to the facility to discuss this announcement will not be allowed. 5. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Point of Contact: Contracting - Michael Shull, 717-272-6621 x3896, E-mail questions to: Michael.Shull@va.gov End of Document

C--A/E Renovate Food Service Kitchen - Lebanon VAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published December 29, 2014  -  Deadline January 29, 2015
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. This A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582) and implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. A "short list" of three or more firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $1m and $5m. a. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VETbiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. b. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural / Engineering services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The design shall consist of a full set of construction documents for a project that will renovate an area of Building 1 for the Food Service Kitchen and associated support spaces based on the VA space planning criteria. A maximum of 13,000 Gross Square Feet will be addressed by this design. A design that consolidates and reduces the footprint of the current Food Service Kitchen is desired. Design will include the application of VA space criteria to provide for the proper program space, as needed. All designs must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and Local codes as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publications http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/ (Master Construction Specifications, Space Criteria, Construction Standards, etc.). Work under this project may involve environmental considerations, such as lead paint and/or asbestos removal, which shall be addressed within the design and included within the Construction Bid Package. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Team proposed for this project; a. Background of the personnel i. Project Manager ii. Other Key Personnel iii. Consultants (2) Proposed Management Plan; a. Team organization i. Design Phase ii. Construction Phase (3) Previous Experience of Proposed Team; a. Project experience (4) Response Time (How long it takes for a or b below to respond requests for documents and information. This does not pertain to a or b's physical response time to be on site); a. Prime Firm b. Consultants (5) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence a. Architectural, structural, environmental, electrical, plumbing and mechanical design b. Kitchen design for healthcare facility c. Interior design (6) Project Control; a. Techniques planned to control the schedule and costs b. Personnel responsible for schedule and cost control (7) Estimating Effectiveness; a. Five most recently bid projects (8) Miscellaneous Experience and Capabilities: a. Experience in healthcare design b. Experience with VA patient-centered care or Planetree philosophy c. Experience using evidence based design for interior features to promote healing environments d. Experience in ADA e. Experience in NFPA 101 Life Safety code f. LEED certification g. Energy conservation h. Interior design i. Industrial Hygienist 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is set aside under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009), and all original SF330 packages shall be submitted to: Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Contracting (049E - Everett Shaver) 1111 East End Blvd Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 All SF330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the solicitation number. (a) Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one hardcopy of SF 330 (6/2004 Edition) including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address not later than 3:00 p.m. (EST) on January 29, 2015. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Responding firms must submit a copy of the originally signed, or current (signed within the past 12 months), and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if an SF 330, Part II is already on file. SF 330, Part II shall be provided for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work. All Part IIs shall be signed with original signature or facsimile of the original signature (signed within the past 3 years is required) and dated. A copy of a signed/dated Part II is acceptable. Although firms are encouraged to update their SF 330 Part II at least annually, older ones (up to 3 years old in accordance with FAR 36.603(d)(5)) will still be considered by the board. However, a firm may be recommended as not qualified or ranked low if missing, confusing, conflicting, obsolete or obscure information prevents a board from reasonably determining that a firm demonstrates certain required qualifications. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Large Business, Small Business, HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. Submit only one SF 330, Part I from the Prime for the design team, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime, and consultants) proposed for the contract. (b) The A-E shall not include company literature with the SF 330. (c) In block No. 4 Part II provide the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1/866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e. not the parent DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work). (d) In Section C of the SF 330, Part I, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by the Prime, Prime Branch offices as applicable, and each consultant. Provide brief resumes in Section E of the on-staff or consultant employees anticipated to perform the work. Resumes shall be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3b. Resumes shall not exceed one page. (e) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects for the total proposed Team (including the prime and consultants) shall be provided. Use no more than one project per page. (f) In Section G, block 26, include the name and their associated firm and office location. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable. Also include Team Project Organization Chart in Part I, Section D indicating how each firm on the proposed team (prime, applicable prime branch offices, and each subcontractor as identified in Part I, Section C) integrates into the composite team. (g) In Section H, of the SF 330, Part I, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this announcement. (h) In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their last 12 months of Medical facility contract awards stated in dollars (see 3(e) above), provide an itemized summary of awards to include Agency Contract Number/Task Order No. awards shall be shown in an itemized summary including Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., Project Title, and Award Amount dollars. Include a total of all listed awards. Note that award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders and any modifications thereto should be included in the amounts. When addressing Team capabilities, clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3. (i) In Section H, Part I, SF 330 Generally, describe the firm's Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP). A project-specific detailed DQMP must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed ten pages for Section H. Front and back side use of a single page will count as 2 pages, and use no smaller than 11 font type using Times New Roman. Pages in excess of the maximums list will be discarded and not used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. (j) Personal visits and phone calls to the facility to discuss this announcement will not be allowed. 5. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Point of Contact: Contracting - 1. Before 1-29-2015 - Stephen A. Clabough, 570-824-3521 x 4266, E-mail questions to stephen.clabough@va.gov; or 2. On or after 1-29-2015 - Everett Shaver, 570-824-3521 x 4864, E-mail questions to: Everett.shaver@va.gov.

C--Create Clinic Space Bldg 18 #595-15-202

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published November 16, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. This A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582) and implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. A "short list" of three or more firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $5m and $10m. a. Contract Award Procedure: Before a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VETbiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. b. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural / Engineering services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. This work will involve the complete demolition of interior walls, ceilings, fixtures, flooring, plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: This project involves new construction of approximately 20,500 sq. ft. for a renovated Specialty Care /Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic in Building 18. All designs will be compliant with space criteria referenced in VA space planning criteria. http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/space.asp Reference Chapters 260 for Mental Health clinic and 262 for Specialty Care . Ensure patient privacy criteria are met (i.e. computerized information, patient privacy, HIPPA). This project will be done in 3 phases, as listed in Attachment A-1. A phasing plan must be submitted at the 35% submission. The design will meet all VA Physical Security Standards. The area in this design is considered "Mission Critical" and the appropriate guide will be followed. . The Physical Security Guidelines defines what is considered as "Mission Critical". If a section of the manual cannot be met, the A/E will notify the VA immediately, and assist the VA in the security waiver process. The Physical Security Guidelines can be found at this link: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/PhysicalSecurity/dmPhySecMC.pdf Design and construction work will be coordinated with other construction projects on-going at the hospital. A list of current projects will be provided upon approval of the 35% submission. A/E will use most current healthcare delivery processes, and the VA design criteria as a guide. The direction that fits the situation the best will be used in the design. In no case can any plumbing be re-used in the renovated area. All dead legs in the renovated area shall be eliminated. A flushing plan of domestic hot and cold water lines will be developed. The plan will show and notate which water sources to turn on to assure a complete water flush of all the domestic water plumbing in the area. Drawings and written narrative is required. If shutdowns are required during construction, a full shutdown plan must be included in the design. Shutdowns plan needs to include what particular energy source to shut off (breaker, valve, etc.) and what area, outlets, utilities and/or equipment the shutdown affects. The specific name of the shut off of the energy source must be identified, for example: "panel H1L1, breaker 2" for electric or "Valve 3-f" for a water source, etc. Drawings and a written narrative will be required. A LEED Silver Rating is desired with the construction. A rating will not be sought, but practices will reflect LEED Silver requirements. Proof of possible LEED credits must be provided. Bid Alternates/Deducts will be designed into the project to decrease the price of the project 20%. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below. Each selection criteria has a selected weight indicated within the parentheses. (1) Team proposed for this project; (0.20 points) a. Background of the personnel b. Project Manager c. Other Key Personnel d. Consultants (2) Proposed Management Plan; a. Team organization b. Design Phase c. Construction Phase (3) Previous Project Experience of Proposed Team (0.20 points) (4) Response Time, Location & Facilities of Working Offices (0.10 points) a. Prime Firm b. Consultants (5) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (0.25 points) a. Architectural, structural, environmental, electrical, plumbing and mechanical design b. Kitchen design for healthcare facility; c. Interior design (6) Project Control; (0.20 points) a. Techniques planned to control the schedule and costs b. Personnel responsible for schedule and cost control (7) Estimating Effectiveness; (0.15 points) a. Five most recently bid projects (8) Sustainable Design; (0.10 points) a. Team building philosophy and method of implementing (9) Miscellaneous Experience and Capabilities: (0.20points) a. Experience in healthcare clinical design b. Experience with VA patient-centered care or Planetree philosophy c. Experience using evidence based design for interior features to promote healing environments d. Experience in ADA e. Experience in NFPA 101 Life Safety code f. LEED certification g. Energy conservation h. Interior design i. Industrial Hygienist (10) Awards: (0.10 points) a. Awards received for design excellence 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is set aside under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009), and all original SF330 packages shall be submitted to: Lebanon VA Medical Center ATTN: Michael Shull Contracting Bldg. 19, RM110 1700 South Lincoln Ave Lebanon PA, 17042 All SF330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the solicitation number. (a) Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one hardcopy of SF 330 (3/2013 Edition) including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address not later than 3:00 p.m. local on the response date as above. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Responding firms must submit a copy of the originally signed, or current (signed within the past 12 months), and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if an SF 330, Part II is already on file. SF 330, Part II shall be provided for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work. All Part IIs shall be signed with original signature or facsimile of the original signature (signed within the past 3 years is required) and dated. A copy of a signed/dated Part II is acceptable. Although firms are encouraged to update their SF 330 Part II at least annually, older ones (up to 3 years old in accordance with FAR 36.603(d)(5)) will still be considered by the board. However, a firm may be recommended as not qualified or ranked low if missing, confusing, conflicting, obsolete or obscure information prevents a board from reasonably determining that a firm demonstrates certain required qualifications. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Large Business, Small Business, HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. Submit only one SF 330, Part I from the Prime for the design team, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime, and consultants) proposed for the contract. (b) The A-E shall not include company literature with the SF 330. (c) In block No. 4 Part II provide the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1/866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e. not the parent DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work). (d) In Section C of the SF 330, Part I, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by the Prime, Prime Branch offices as applicable, and each consultant. Provide brief resumes in Section E of the on-staff or consultant employees anticipated to perform the work. Resumes shall be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3b. Resumes shall not exceed one page. (e) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects for the total proposed Team (including the prime and consultants) shall be provided. Use no more than one project per page. (f) In Section G, block 26, include the name and their associated firm and office location. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable. Also include Team Project Organization Chart in Part I, Section D indicating how each firm on the proposed team (prime, applicable prime branch offices, and each subcontractor as identified in Part I, Section C) integrates into the composite team. (g) In Section H, of the SF 330, Part I, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this announcement. (h) In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their last 12 months of Medical facility contract awards stated in dollars (see 3I above), provide an itemized summary of awards to include Agency Contract Number/Task Order No. awards shall be shown in an itemized summary including Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., Project Title, and Award Amount dollars. Include a total of all listed awards. Note that award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders and any modifications thereto should be included in the amounts. When addressing Team capabilities, clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3. (i) In Section H, Part I, SF 330 Generally, describe the firm's Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP). A project-specific detailed DQMP must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed ten pages for Section H. Front and back side use of a single page will count as 2 pages, and use no smaller than 11 font type using Times New Roman. Pages in excess of the maximums list will be discarded and not used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. (j) Personal visits and phone calls to the facility to discuss this announcement will not be allowed. 5. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Point of Contact: Contracting - Michael Shull, 717-272-6621 x3896 Everett Shaver, E-mail questions to: Michael.Shull@va.gov

Projector and Lite Data Acquisition System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 7, 2016  -  Deadline September 17, 2016
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INTRODUCTIONTHIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (SSSA) Branch intends to solicit by a request for quotation from VPixx Technologies, Inc. for award on or around September 23, 2016. The purpose of this purchase order will be to provide the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) with a projector and data acquisition system for use by researchers to perform research in the fundamental brain mechanisms that allow sensory-motor coordination, specifically the visual/oculomotor system. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE and SET ASIDE STATUSThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 334419 with a Size Standard of 500 Employees. This acquisition is NOT set aside for small businesses.REGULATORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. FAR Subpart 13.106-1 (b) Soliciting from a single source provides that: For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, Contracting officers may solicit from one source IF the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name OR industrial mobilization). The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85 dated August 15, 2016. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTPURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:The National Institute of Mental Health Neurophysiology Imaging Facility requires a projector and data acquisition system for use by researchers to perform research in the fundamental brain mechanisms that allow sensory-motor coordination, specifically the visual/oculomotor system. During experiments a computer-driven monitor system displays images that are designed to test perception in an awake behaving monkey. The monkey will be monitored for both brain activity, eye direction, and in some cases asked to perform a simple task. This projector will be installed in the soon-to-be-built 3T magnet facility in late 2016/early 2017. ACQUISITION DESCRIPTION:NIMH requires a POPixx Lite: Projector and lite data acquisition system inclusive of the following part numbers and quantities: VPX‐PRO‐5000A PROPixx Lite: Projector and lite data acquisition system QTY: 1 VPX‐ACC‐6508 Super long‐throw lens, throw ratio of 3.3 ‐ 5.94 : 1, focus range 4.0 ‐ 40.0 ftQTY: 1 VPX‐ACC‐7000 Dual‐link DVI cable + booster and active USB cable, length 35 feet/10 metersQTY: 1 The PROPixx is a unique DLP LED projector which has been designed to be the most flexible display possible for vision research. The PROPixx features a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and can be driven with refresh rates up to 1440 Hz with deterministic timing. The PROPixx uses high brightness LEDs as a light source, giving a larger color gamut and much longer lifetime than halogen light sources (60,000 hrs vs 2,000 hrs). NIMH's LEDs also support high bit depth and high frequency full color stimulation, which would not be possible with a color-wheel/halogen architecture. For stereo vision applications, our high speed circular polarizer can project stereoscopic stimuli for passive polarizing glasses at up to 400 Hz. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONThe determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, VPixx Technologies, Inc. is the only vendor in the marketplace that can provide the equipment required by NIMH. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed requirements and no responses were received from other vendors. Additionally, contacts with knowledgeable individuals both in industry and Government, as well as reviews of available product literature, revealed no other sources. Finally, a review of the GSA Advantage, and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results that meet all of the requirements. Therefore, only VPixx Technologies, Inc. is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The Intended Source Is:VPixx Technologies, Inc. CLOSING STATEMENTTHIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number, HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-16-699. Responses must be submitted electronically to Keshia McDonald, Contract Specialist, at keshia.mcdonald@nih.gov. U.S. Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

EDAPTII

Department of the Air Force, AMIC DET 2 | Published March 10, 2016
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  PRESOLICITATION NOTICE  Environmental Modeling Simulation Decision Aid Product II (EDAPT II )  Solicitation Number:  FA7022-16-R-0005, EDAPT II  1. This is a synopsis for a competitive services acquisition as required by FAR Part 5.2. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. VENDORS SHOULD NOT SUBMIT FORMAL PROPOSALS UNTIL THE RFP IS POSTED TO THIS WEBSITE. This synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Additionally, no reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow-up information requests.   2. The Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC) DET 2, OL/PKA has been tasked to solicit for and award a project for the Environmental Modeling Simulation Decision Aid Product II (EDAPT II) project. The services to be acquired are primarily concerned with the sustainment, maintenance and enhancement of software applications and environmental models that are part of the Air Force Technical Application Center (AFTAC) Integrated Materials Information Management System (IMIMS). The contractor must be able to support day-to-day operations for AFTAC's Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission with highly trained support personnel. The contractor must also demonstrate the capability to provide technical assistance to include:   1) Facilitate upgrading its interface and architecture compatible with existing computing environment 2) Efficiently organize the model results file management system 3) Incorporate advanced diagnostic for applicable Transport and Dispersion (T&D) models such as the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT), the Second-Order Closure Integrated Puff Model (SCIPUFF), Quick Urban and Industrial Complex (QUIC), and the Defense Land Fallout Interpretative Code (DELFIC)  3. SECURITY REQUIREMENT: Company must have a Top Secret facility clearance. Contractors working on this project must have a Top Secret Clearance (Single Scope Background Investigation with a favorable Director Central Intelligence Directives (DCID) 6/4 eligibility determination for immediate access to SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) material. Level of safeguarding is Top Secret; personnel working at contractor facility must have a Top Secret clearance. 4. This acquisition will be conducted on an unrestricted basis, without set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541620 Environmental Consulting Services.  The small business size standard is $15.0M (annual average gross revenue for the last three fiscal years not to exceed $15.0M). The RFP will be available electronically on this website only with an anticipated release of 2 May 2016. Fax, telephone, written, or e-mail requests for the solicitation package will not be honored. Contract award is anticipated for September 2016. An Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is contemplated with a 5-year ordering period. It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded using Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) with a cost-reimbursable CLIN for travel.   5. Potential contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be eligible for award (see https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM#). It is mandatory to obtain a DUNS number prior to registering in SAM by calling Dun & Bradstreet at 1-800-234-3867. All responsible firms may submit a proposal (after issuance of the RFP) and shall be considered for contract award.  Firms responding must state whether they are a Small Business (SB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), HUBZone Small Business (HSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Business (EDWOSB) Historically Black College or University or Minority Institution (HBCU/MI), an 8(a) firm, an Indian Tribe or Alaskan Native Corporation.    6. AFFARS clause 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (Apr 2014) is applicable.   (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern.  (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements,and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).  (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Lt Col Lateef M. Hynson, 129 Andrews St, Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769, phone number (757) 764-5372, facsimile number (757)764-4400, E-mail address: lateef.hynson@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431. (INTERIM CHANGE: See Policy Memo 14-C-05).  (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.  (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.  (End of Clause)  7. Point of contact is Ms. Karen Hayes, Contracting Officer, AMIC DET 2, OL/PKA 10989 South Patrick Drive, Patrick AFB FL 32925, e-mail: karen.hayes.1@us.af.mil.  

FSS NAF Mobile Application

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command | Published April 12, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number FA2521-16-Q-B019 shall be used to reference any written quote provided under this request for quote. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87, Effective 07 March 2016. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this project is 541511 with a size standard of $27.5M. Item Description Qty Unit 0001 Annual FSS NAF Mobile Application 1 SV To design, develop, and launch a mobile application that will serve as a portal for information and communication between the 45 Force Support Squadron and their customers. The mobile application is required to be compatible with all mobile platforms and operating systems (Apple, Android, and Windows), send unlimited push notifications to users, upload in app web browser links, videos, and photographs, have an events calendar, have a scrolling banner of featured advertisements, space to advertise menus as well as food and beverage specials, a tip calculator, and a QR scanner. All content relative to the 45 Force Support Squadron, and thus subject to change, must be accessible from an operation management interface which can be updated from Force Support Squadron computers at Patrick Air Force Base. The contractor will supply technical support and continuous development as the app and platforms change to properly suit the need for communication with customers. Ship to address: Leiane Roche45th FSS Marketing514 Falcon Ave.Patrick AFB, FL 32925 NOTE TO OFFERORS: In accordance with FAR 8.402(f), an ordering activity Contracting Officer may combine open market items with General Services Administration (GSA) items; therefore, if any item is applicable to (GSA) Contract Schedule please clearly labeled the item GSA or open market. Include your GSA contract number for items, as well as expiration date of the contract. FAR Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 15) applies to this acquisition and the following addendum applies: (a) The following words stating "offer", "offeror", and "proposal" are replaced with "quotation", "vendor", and "quote". (b) Paragraph (a) first sentence revised as follows: "The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear above." Responses may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: 45cons.lgcb.e-bids@us.af.mil; by fax to 321-494-1843 or by mail to: 45th Contracting SquadronAttn: FA2521-16-Q-B0191201 Edward H. White II Street, MS 7200Patrick AFB, FL 32925-3238 RFQ due date: 20 April 2016RFQ due time: 3:00 P.M. ESTAll questions regarding this solicitation must be email to 45cons.lgcb.e-bids@us.af.mil by 1:00 P.M. EST 15 April 2016 Note: .zip files are not an acceptable format for the Air Force Network and will not go through our email system. Please provide the following information with your quote: DUNS Number: ____________Cage Code: _______________Tax ID Number: ___________________*Number of Employees_____________*Total Yearly Revenue_______________*Information required determining size of business for the NAICS referenced above Estimated Delivery Time: ____________Payment Terms: _________________________Warranty: ________________FOB (Select): ____ Destination _____ OriginShipping Cost included? ____ Yes _____ No All companies must be registered in the System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ to be considered for award. The Government will not provide contract financing for this acquisition. Invoice instruction shall be provided at time of award. GENERAL PROVISIONSl. DEFINITIONS - As used throughout this contract, the following terms and abbreviations have the meanings set forth below:a. Contract. An agreement that creates a legal obligation. The elements of a contract are a mutual agreement; between competent parties; for a legal purpose; involving the exchange of legal consideration; and that creates a mutuality of obligation to perform between the parties. The term contract, as used herein, includes without limitation, formal bilateral contracts, purchase orders, consignment sales agreements, amendments and modifications thereto, as well as other agreements entered into by an authorized Contracting Officer acting within his or her authority.b. Contracting Officer. An individual delegated the authority to legally bind the NAFI by entering into, modifying, administering, and terminating contracts.c. Contractor. Any legal entity that is awarded a contract. The Contractor is the party responsible for and agrees to furnish supplies and/or services at specified prices/rates and/or to pay the NAFI mutually agreed to commissions and/or fees in conjunction with providing services to NAFI customers under this contract. Contractor may include, but is not limited to the following terms "vendor," "seller," "supplier, "manufacturer," "distributor," "concessionaire" and/or "licensee."d. Contracting Officers' Representative (COR). An individual authorized in writing by a Contracting Officer to monitor Contractor performance and/or help administer a contract. Definition applies to Contracting Officers' Technical Representative (COTR) and Alternate COR (ACOR).e. Day. A day means, unless otherwise provided, a 24 hour period of time denoted as midnight to midnight of a calendar day, unless the last day of a specified number of days within which the contractor must file a claim or notice with the contracting officer falls on Saturday, Sunday or a federal holiday, in which case the last day shall be the next business day denoted as Monday through Friday.f. Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI). A DoD organizational and fiscal entity supported in whole or in part by Nonappropriated Funds. A NAFI, as an instrumentality of the U.S. Government, enjoys the same immunities and privileges as the U.S. Government in the absence of specific Federal statute. It is not incorporated under the law of any State, but has the legal status of an instrumentality of the United States. References to United States, the Government, and other related references will generally be implied to mean the NAFI throughout this contract.2. LEGAL STATUS - The Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI), which is party to this contract, is an integral part of the Department of Defense and is an instrumentality of the United States Government. No appropriated funds of the United States shall become due or be paid the Contractor by reason of this contract.3. CLAIMSa. The contract is not subject to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 7101-7109). All disputes arising under or relating to this contract shall be resolved under this clause.b. "Claims," as used in this clause, means the inability of a contractor and the contracting officer to reach a mutual agreement related to contractual issues in controversy resulting in the filing of a written demand or assertion seeking payment of money, adjustment or interpretation of contract, or other relief, and issuance of a contracting officer's final decision. A voucher, invoice, or other routine request for payment that is not in dispute when submitted is not a claim under this clause. The submission may be converted to a claim under this clause, by complying with the submission requirements of this clause. if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time.c. (1) A claim by the Contractor shall be made in writing and submitted to the Contracting Officer for a written decision. A claim by the NAFI against the Contractor shall be subject to a written decision by the Contracting Officer.(2) For Contractor claims exceeding $150,000, the Contractor shall submit with the claim a certification that contains the following statement: "Subject to the False Claim Act, 31 USC 3729, I certify the claim is made in good faith; that the supporting data is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief; that the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the Contractor believes the NAFI is liable; and that I am duly authorized to certify on behalf of the Contractor."d. For contract claims of $150,000 or less, the Contracting Officer must, if requested in writing by the Contractor, render a decision within 60 days of the request. For Contractor-certified claims over $150,000, the Contracting Officer must, within 60 days, decide the claim or notify the Contractor of the date by which the decision will be made.e. The Contracting Officers' decision shall be final unless the contractor appeals as provided in paragraph (f) of this clause.f. The Contracting Officers' final decision on claims may be appealed by submitting a written appeal to Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals with a copy to the Contracting Officer, within 90 days of receipt of the Contracting Officers' final decision. Decisions of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals are final and are not subject to further appeal.g. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any request for relief, claim, appeal, or action arising under the contract, and comply with any decision of the Contracting Officer.4. REPRESENTATIONSa. This written contract, including identified attachments, enclosures and documents incorporated by reference, is the entire agreement between the parties. The NAFI will not be bound by any oral or written representation not included or incorporated in the written contract or a written modification thereto. The NAFI will not be bound by any terms on Contractor forms or letters unless such terms are specifically agreed to and incorporated in the contract and signed by the Contracting Officer. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this contract, all additions, changes or deletions to this contract must be prepared in writing as a modification and signed either unilaterally by the Contracting Officer or bilaterally by both parties in accordance with applicable regulations.b. The Contractor shall not represent itself to be an agent or representative of the NAFI or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States.5. ADVERTISEMENTS - The Contractor shall not represent in any manner, expressly or by implication, that items or services purchased or sold under this contract are approved or endorsed by any element of the U.S. Government, including the NAFI. All Contractor advertisements that refer to the NAFI or a NAFI activity will contain a statement that the advertisement was neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by the U.S. Government or the NAFI.6. EXAMINATION OF RECORDSa. The Contractor agrees that the Contracting Officer or a duly authorized representative(s) shall have the right to examine and audit the books and records of the Contractor directly pertaining to the contract during the period of the contract and until expiration of three (3) years after the final payment under the contract.b. The Contractor shall include this clause in all subcontracts.7. HOLD AND SAVE HARMLESS - The Contractor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the NAFI and any other agency or instrumentality of the United States, and their officers, agents, and employees, from any loss, expense, damage, injury, claim, suit or judgment (including administrative actions taken against the NAFI by other federal, state or local agencies) arising from the contractors' (employees, agents or subcontractors) acts or omissions or the items/services provided pursuant to the contract (including any patent, copyright, or trademark infringement claimed by a third party in connection with the items/services provided by the contractor). Nothing contained herein, however, shall relieve or be construed as relieving the NAFI or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States from any liability resulting from its negligence.8. INSURANCEa. The Contractor shall, at its own expense, provide and maintain during the entire performance period of this contract at least the insurance coverage as stated in this contract. In no event shall the coverage be less than the minimum requirements established by applicable state and local regulations and laws for the risk associated with the services to be provided by the contract. The Contractor shall be fully responsible to the NAFI for errors and omissions of its associates' and subcontractors' under this contract.b. The Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer a current certificate of insurance prior to the commencement of performance under the contract. The "INSURED" block of the Certificate of Insurance must list both the Contractors' name / (or Contractors' d.b.a. name) and the contract number. The Certificates of Insurance shall evidence that all lines of insurance coverage required by the contract are in effect, and that not less than thirty (30) days prior written notice shall be provided to the Contracting Officer in the event of modification, cancellation, or non-renewal of any portion of the insurance coverage(s). All certificates of insurance must list the NAFI as the certificate holder, name the NAFI and the United States as additional insureds, and carry an endorsement waiving the Contractors' rights to subrogation against the NAFI and the United States.9. PROCUREMENT INTEGRITYBy submission of an offer or performance of this contract, the offeror or Contractor certifies with respect to this NAFI contract action:a. That no discussion, offer, or promise of future employment or business opportunity has nor will be made to NAFI civilian or military personnel who personally and substantially participated in the contract action.(1) That no offer, promise, or gift of any gratuity, entertainment, money, or other thing of value has nor will be made to any NAFI civilian or military personnel or any other employee of the U.S. Government or member of their family or household.(2) That no information proprietary to other offerors or other contracting information (offeror list, prices offered, technical evaluations, rankings, etc.) is sought or obtained until it is available to the public under NAFI procedures.(3) That no person or selling agency has been employed or retained to secure this contract for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee except bona fide employees or bona fide established commercial selling agencies retained by the Contractor for the purpose of securing business.b. The Contractor certifies that no gratuities (entertainment, gifts, money, kickbacks, or other things of value) were nor will be solicited or accepted by the Contractor or Contractor representative, nor from any Subcontractor or Subcontractor representative, for the purpose of obtaining or rewarding favorable treatment in connection with this contract or any subcontract under it.c. The Contractor will report in writing to the Contracting Officer any possible violation of this clause when there are reasonable grounds to believe a violation may have occurred. The Contractor will cooperate fully with any federal agency investigation of a possible violation of this clause.d. For breach of any of these certifications, the NAFI may terminate this contract for default, and/or deduct from amounts due under this or other contracts, or charge the Contractor for the total value of any contingent fee, gratuity, kickback or other loss to the NAFI arising out of the breach.10. ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMSThe contractor cannot assign any right or delegate any obligations under this contract without the prior written permission of the Contracting Officer.11. TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCEThe Contracting Officer, by written notice, may terminate this contract, in whole or in part, when it is in the best interest of the NAFI. If this contract is for supplies and is so terminated, the Contractor shall be compensated in accordance with FAR, Sub Parts 49.1 and 49.2 in effect on this contract's date. To the extent that this contract is for services and is so terminated, the NAFI shall be liable only for payment in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract for services rendered prior to the effective date of termination, providing there are no Contractor claims covering nonrecurring costs for capital investment. If there are any such Contractor claims, they shall be settled in accordance with FAR, Sub Parts 49.1 and 49.2.12. CANCELLATION BY MUTUAL AGREEMENTShould the situation warrant, the parties upon mutual agreement and no costs, may cancel this contract without further recourse to the other and mutual release of any further obligations.13. TERMINATION FOR CAUSEa. The NAFI may, subject to paragraphs c. and d. below, by written notice of cause to the Contractor, terminate this contract in whole or in part if the Contractor fails to-(1) Deliver the supplies or perform the service within the time specified within this contract or any extension;(2) Make progress, so as to endanger performance of this contract (however, see paragraph b. below); or(3) Perform any of the other provisions of this contract (however see paragraph b. below). b. The NAFI's right to terminate this contract under paragraph a. 2. and a. 3. above, may be exercised if the Contractor does not cure such failure within 10 days (or more if authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer)after receipt of notice from the Contracting Officer specifying the failure.c. If the NAFI terminates this contract in whole or in part, it may acquire, under the terms and in the manner the Contracting Officer considers appropriate, supplies or services similar to those terminated, and the Contractor will remain liable to the NAFI for any excess costs for those supplies or services. However the Contractor must continue the work not terminated.d. Defaults by subcontractors at any tier for any reason do not constitute causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor. The Contractor shall not be liable for any excess costs if the failure to perform the contract arises from causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor. Examples of such causes include:(1) Acts of God or of the public enemy(2) Act of the NAFI in either its sovereign or contractual capacity(3) Fires(4) Floods(5) Epidemics(6) Quarantine restrictions(7) Strikes(8) Freight embargoes(9) Unusually severe weathere. If this contract is terminated for cause, the NAFI may require the Contractor to transfer title and deliver to the NAFI as directed by the Contracting Officer, any(1) completed supplies, and(2) partially completed supplies and materials, parts, tool dies, jigs, fixtures, plans, drawings, information, and contract rights (collectively referred to as manufacturing materials in the clause) that the Contractor has specifically produced or acquired for the terminated portion of this contract. Upon direction of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall also protect and preserve property in its possession in which the NAFI has an interest.f. The NAFI shall pay the contract price for completed supplies delivered and accepted. The Contractor and Contracting Officer shall agree on the amount of payment for manufacturing materials delivered and accepted and for the protection and preservation of the property. Failure to agree will be a dispute under the Disputes Clause. The NAFI may withhold from these amounts any sum the Contracting Officer determines to be necessary to protect the NAFI against loss because of outstanding liens or claims of former lien holders.g. If, after termination, it is determined that the cause by the Contractor was excusable, the rights and obligations of the parties shall be the same as if the termination had been issued for convenience of the NAFI.h. The rights and remedies of the NAFI in this clause are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this contract.i. This contract is automatically terminated for the convenience of the government in the event the NAFI is dissolved.14. CHANGESa. The Contracting Officer may at any time, by written order, and without notice to the sureties, if any, make changes within the general scope of this Contract in any one or more of the following:(1) If the requirement is for supplies and/or services: drawings, designs, or specifications; method of shipment or packing; description of services to be performed; time of performance (i.e., hours of the day, days of the week, etc.); place of delivery or place of performance of services.(2) If the requirement is for concession services (including public private ventures): specifications (including drawings and designs); method or manner of performance of work; NAFI-furnished facilities, equipment, materials, services, or site; and/or directing acceleration in the performance of work.(3) If the requirement is for transportation services: specifications; work or services; place of origin; place of delivery; tonnage to be shipped; and/or amount of NAFI-furnished property.b. If any such change causes an increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for, performance of any part of the work under this Contract, whether or not changed by the order, the Contracting Officer will make an equitable adjustment in the Contract price, the delivery schedule, or both, and modify the Contract.c. The Contractor must assert its right to an adjustment under this clause within 30 days from the date of receipt of the written order; however, if the Contracting Officer decides that the facts justify it, the Contracting Officer may receive and act upon a proposal submitted before final payment of the Contract.d. If the Contractor's proposal includes the cost of property made obsolete or excess by the change, the Contracting Officer shall have the right to prescribe the manner of the disposition of the property.e. If the requirement is for architect-engineer or other professional services, no services for which an additional cost or fee will be charged by the Contractor shall be furnished without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer.f. If the requirement is for concession services (including public private ventures), the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing within seven (7) days of the occurrence of any event that the Contractor considers a change to the Contract that has not been authorized in writing signed by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor will be deemed to have waived any right to an adjustment if timely notice is not provided to the Contracting Officer as required herein. For purposes of this clause, "event" shall include, but not be limited to, an order or direction by a NAFI or other Government official, a contested contract interpretation, interference with or interruption of the contract work, or any other event that increases the cost or time to perform the contract as compared to the cost or time that would be required if the Contractor performed the Contract in accordance with its terms.g. Failure to agree to any adjustment shall be a "claim" under either the "Claims" or "Disputes Resolution" clause of this Contract; however, nothing in this clause shall excuse the Contractor from proceeding with the Contract as changed.15. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LABOR STANDARDS - NONRESALEBy performance of this contract, the Contractor and any subcontractors shall comply with the Social Responsibility requirements addressed herein:a. Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP). Applicable to all contracts, regardless of location performed.(1) Definitions. The meanings of the terms coercion, commercial sex act, debt bondage, forced labor, involuntary servitude, severe forms of trafficking in persons, and sex trafficking are as is defined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386, October 28, 2000 .(2) Policy. DoD NAFIs have adopted the U.S. Government's zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. During the contract period of performance, Contractor and contractor employees shall not: (a) Engage in severe forms of trafficking; (b) Procure commercial sex; or (c) Use forced labor (3) Contractor Requirements. Contractor shall: (a) Notify its employees of: Zero tolerance policy described in this clause; and actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. (Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment); and (b) Take appropriate action against employees or subcontractors that violate policy in paragraph a.(2) of this clause, up to and including termination.(4) Notification. Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of: (a) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) alleging a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (b) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause.(5) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the NAFI, Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of this clause may result in (a) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from performance under the contract; (b) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (c) Suspension of contract or fee payments; (d) Termination of the contract for Modified 1 January 2015 default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; and/or (e) Suspension or debarment.(6) Mitigating Factors. The Contracting Officer may consider whether Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of any violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies.(7) Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found on the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (OMCTP) website < http://www.state.gov/j/tip/index.htm >.b. Labor; Work Hours, Compensation and Benefits; Discipline; Freedom of Association; Discrimination; and Workspaces. Applicable to all contracts, regardless of location performed.Contractor Requirements.(a) Labor - Contractor shall not employ any person under the age of 14 years, unless local and national laws stipulates a higher age for work or mandatory schooling, in which case the higher age will apply. Contractor shall not use force or other compulsory labor in performance of this contract, nor require employees to lodge "deposits" or identity papers upon commencing employment with the Contractor or subcontractor.(b) Working Hours, Compensation and Benefits. Contractor shall comply with applicable local and national laws on maximum daily/weekly working hours. Contractor shall ensure that wages paid fora standard workweek are consistent with local national laws.(c) Safe and Healthy Workplace. Contractors shall provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all local and national laws.(d) Discipline. Contractor shall not engage in or support the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, verbal abuse, or withholding passports or travel documents.(e) Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining. Contractor shall respect the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice, consistent with prevailing local and national laws and to bargain collectively without any activity that impedes or suppresses freedom of association. Contractors shall ensure that representatives of such employees are not subject to discrimination and that such representatives have access to their members in the workplace.(f) Discrimination. Contractors shall comply consistently with local and national laws with regard to discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, maternity status, union membership, or political affiliation.c. U.S. Labor Statutes.(1) Applicable to all contracts, performed within the United States. Where a statute specifies where within the U.S. it applies, the definition in the statute supersedes definitions in this clause.(2) Definitions(a) "United States" in general means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Outlying Areas, and Outer Continental Shelf lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331, et seq.), but does not include any other place subject to U.S. jurisdiction or any U.S. base or possession in a foreign country (29 CFR 4.112).(b) "Outlying Areas" means: (1) Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and The Northern Mariana Islands; (2) Territories: American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands; and (3) Minor outlying islands (Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll).d. The Contractor shall:(1) Comply with all applicable statutes to include, but not limited to the Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA), Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis Bacon Act (DBA).(2) Provide subcontractor names and performance addressees within 24 hours, if requested by the Contracting Officer.(3) Have an effective program for monitoring compliance with applicable statutes and as applicable ensure U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) Wage and Hour Division posters in workers' language are posted at U.S. work sites.(4) Ensure compliance with all applicable hours, wages, labor relations (including collective bargaining), workmen's compensation, working conditions and other matters pertaining to labor standards of the country, or political matters pertaining to labor standards of the country, or political subdivision thereof, where Contract is performed.e. To ensure full compliance with requirements of this clause, the NAFI (or third party designated by the NAFI) has the right to conduct announced or unannounced inspections of any site utilized by the Contractor to perform this Contract.f. Subcontracts. Contractor shall include this clause in all subcontracts.16. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCEInspection and acceptance will be at destination, unless otherwise provided in this contract. Notwithstanding the requirements for any NAFI inspection and test contained in specifications applicable to this contract, except where specialized inspections or tests are specified for performance solely by the NAFI, the Contractor, shall perform or have performed the inspections and tests required to substantiate that the supplies provided under the contract conform to the drawings, specifications, and contract requirements listed herein, including if applicable the technical requirements for the manufacturers' part numbers specified herein. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance only those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The NAFI reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The NAFI may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. Acceptance of the supplies or services or a written notice of rejections must be accomplished on or before the third working day following delivery of the supplies or services, unless otherwise specified in this contract.17. COMMERCIAL WARRANTY - fixed-price contractThe Contractor agrees supplies or services furnished under this contract shall be covered by the most favorable commercial warranties the Contractor gives to any customer for such supplies or services. The rights and remedies provided herein are in addition to and do not limit any rights afforded to the NAFI by any other clause of this contract. Contractor shall provide printed terms and conditions of such warranty and comply with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S. CODE § 2302). Warranty shall commence upon acceptance of the items and is in addition to other warranties of additional scope given by the Contractor.18. TAXESa. Except as may be otherwise provided in this contract, the contract price includes all taxes, duties, or other public charges in effect and applicable to this contract on the contract date, except any tax, duty or other public charge which by law, regulation or governmental agreement is not applicable to expenditures made by the NAFI or on its behalf: or any tax, duty, or other public charge from which the Contractor, or any subcontractor hereunder, is exempt by law, regulation or otherwise. If any such tax, duty, or other public charge has been included in the contract price, through error or otherwise, the contract price shall be correspondingly reduced.b. If for any reason, after the contract date of execution, the Contractor or subcontractor is relieved in whole or in part from the payment or the burden of any tax, duty or other public charge included in the contract price, the contract price shall be correspondingly reduced; or if the Contractor or a subcontractor is required to pay in whole or in part any tax, duty, or other public charge which was not included in the contract price and which was not applicable at the contract date of execution the contract price shall be correspondingly increased.c. No adjustment of less than $250 shall be made in the contract price pursuant to this clause unless otherwise waived at the unilateral discretion of the Contracting Officer.d. With respect to foreign taxes, NAFI's located in foreign countries will not pay to nor collect for any foreign country or political subdivision any tax unless the United States has consented to levy collection by treaty, convention, or executive agreement.19. INVOICESa. An invoice is a written request for payment under the contract for supplies delivered or for services rendered.In order to be proper, an invoice should include (and in order to support the payment of interest penalties, must include) the following:(1) Invoice date;(2) Name of Contractor;(3) Contract number (including order number, if any), contract line item number, contract description of supplies or services, quantity, contract unit of measure and unit price, and extended total;(4) Shipment number and date of shipment (Bill of Lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government Bills of Lading);(5) Name and address to which payment is to be sent (which must be the same as that in the contract or on a proper notice of assignment);(6) Name (where practicable), title, phone number and mailing address of person to be notified in event of a defective invoice; and(7) Any other information or documentation required by other provisions of the contract (such as evidence of shipment). Invoices shall be prepared and submitted in duplicate (one copy shall be marked "Original")unless otherwise specified.b. For purposes of determining if interest begins to accrue under the PROMPT PAYMENT ACT (PUBLIC LAW 97-177):(1) A proper invoice will be deemed to have been received when it is received by the office designated in the contract for receipt of invoices and acceptance of the supplies delivered or services rendered has occurred.(2) Payment shall be considered made on the date on which a check for such payment is dated.(3) Payment terms (e.g., "Net 20") offered by the contractor will not be deemed required payment dates.(4) The following periods of time will not be included:(5) After receipt of improper invoice and prior to notice of any defect or impropriety, but not to exceed three days for meat and meat food products, five days for perishable agricultural commodities, and 15 days in all other cases, and(6) Between the date of a notice of any defect or impropriety and the date a proper invoice is received. When the notice is in writing, it shall be considered made on the date shown on the notice.20. LAW GOVERNING CONTRACTSThis contract shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the Federal laws of the United States of America. NAF procurement is governed by Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 4105.67, NAF Procurement Policy and Procedure, available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/ (or any successor website).21. SUSTAINABILITY - Go GreenThe NAFI encourages contractors/vendors to embrace, establish and promote environmentally sustainable "Green Initiatives." We look to the contractor to accomplish this by:a. Where possible utilize environmentally friendly productsb. Where possible promote energy-efficiency and water conservationc. Where possible eliminate/reduce the production or generation of hazardous waste and the need for special material processing (including special handling, storage, treatment and disposal) 22. PROOF OF SHIPMENTApplicable to shipments outside the United States through the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and Parcel Post shipments to overseas destinations.a. Notwithstanding any clause of this contract to the contrary, payment will be made for items not yet received, upon receipt of an invoice accompanied by an appropriate proof shipment. If shipment is made by insured parcel post, the contractor must furnish a copy of the Insured Mail Receipt issued by the US Postal Service. Otherwise, a stamped copy of a Certificate of Mailing issued by the US Postal Service must be furnished. If shipment is made by a common carrier (rail, air or motor freight), the Contractor must furnish a signed copy of the shipping document on which items are receipted for by the common carrier. A signed receipt by a NAFI representative at the delivery point, Consolidation Containerization Point or Port of Embarkation is also acceptable evidence of proof of shipment.b. Forwarding a proof of shipment and an invoice for payment by the Contractor shall be construed as a certification by the contractor that the items shipped conform to the specifications.c. Notwithstanding any provisions of this clause or any payment made pursuant to the terms of this clause prior to receipt of the items contracted for, the NAFI retains the right to inspect upon receipt and the right to reject nonconforming items. The liability of the Contractor with respect to items for which payments have been made will, after inspection by the NAFI or after the expiration of a reasonable time following delivery to the NAFI within which inspection may be made, whichever occurs first, be limited to exceptions taken at the time of inspection, and latent defects, fraud, or such gross mistakes as amount to fraud.23. VARIATION IN QUANTITYNo variation in quantity of any item called for by this contract will be accepted unless authorized by the Contracting Officer.24. PARTIAL DELIVERIESPartial deliveries are not permitted unless authorized by the terms of the contract or approved by the Contracting Officer.25. PAYMENTSPartial payments will be made when deliveries are authorized or as approved by the Contracting Officer. Payments and penalties for late payments are subject to the requirements established by the Prompt Payment Act, as amended, and as implemented for NAFIs. If the NAFI makes payment but such payment fails to include a prompt payment penalty due to the Contractor within 10 days from when the contract payment is made, penalty amounts will not be paid unless the Contractor makes a written request within forty days after the date of payment.26. DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENTa. Discounts for prompt payment will not be considered in the evaluation of offers. However, any offered discount will form a part of the award, and will be taken if payment is made within the discount period indicated in the offer by the offeror. As an alternative to offering a prompt payment discount in conjunction with the offer, offerors awarded contracts may include prompt payment discounts on individual invoices.b. In connection with any discount offered for prompt payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. If the Contractor has not placed a date on the invoice, the due date shall be calculated from the date the designated billing office receives a proper invoice, provided the agency annotates such invoice with the date of receipt at the time of receipt. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date that appears on the payment check or, for an electronic funds transfer, the specified payment date. When the discount date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday when Federal Government offices are closed and Government business is not expected to be conducted, payment may be made on the following business day.27. NOTIFICATION OF DEBARMENT/SUSPENSION STATUSThe Contractor shall provide immediate notice to the Contracting Officer in the event of being suspended, debarred or declared ineligible by any other Federal Department or agency, or upon receipt of a notice of proposed debarment from another DoD Agency, during the performance of this contract.28. NON WAIVER OF DEFAULTS - Any failure by the NAFI at any time to enforce or require strict performance of any terms or conditions shall not constitute waiver thereof, and shall not affect or impair such terms or conditions in any way or the NAFI's right at any time to avail itself of such remedies as it may have for any breach or breaches of such terms or conditions.29. TRAVEL CLAUSEContractors and/or their duly appointed representative will make their own travel arrangements, purchase their own tickets, and submit requests for reimbursement to the issuing office found in Block 12 of the award. Travel costs will be paid by the contracting NAFI, up to the maximum amount authorized in the federal travel regulations. The contractor shall submit original receipts of airline tickets, lodging, car rental and other expenses exceeding $75.00.Contractor personnel must acquire airline travel by the most economical methods, to include obtaining coach fares, buy advance purchase tickets (when possible), and plan minimal travel time necessary to accomplish the task. The contractor is liable for costs associated with unused or changed airline tickets, where non-use is not caused by the NAFI. Documents are required to support payment of travel costs. The Contracting Officer and or their duly appointed representative will approve, in advance, any changes in the itinerary. Contractors must obtain approval before submitting other than lowest airfare travel reimbursement requests from the invoicing office. Local travel for which mileage is claimed; to include travel to and from the airport when air travel is involved must be indicated on the itinerary on form 1351-2 or other approved form.30. Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractorsa. This Contract is subject to Executive Order 13658, the regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor in 29 CFR part 10 pursuant to the Executive Order, and specifically to all the provisions set forth in Appendix A to 29 CFR part 10. The Contractor shall pay to workers, while performing in the United States, and performing on, or in connection with, this contract, the applicable minimum wage per the Executive Order. Accordingly, Appendix A is hereby incorporated by reference and has the same force and effect as if set forth in full in this Contract. The full text of the final rule, to include the regulations and clause "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" at 29 CFR part 10, is available at: < http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-07/pdf/2014-23533.pdf#page=89 >.b. The Contractor is responsible for subcontractor compliance with the requirements of this clause and may be held liable for unpaid wages due subcontractor workers. The Contractor shall include this clause, including this paragraph, in all subcontracts, regardless of dollar value, that are subject to Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act), and are to be performed in whole or in part in the United States.           LIST OF FAR CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCEThe provisions of the following clauses set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or DoD FAR Supplement are hereby incorporated into this order or contract by reference with the same force and effect as though herein set forth in full. As used in the following clauses, the term "Government" is deleted and the abbreviation "NAFI" is substituted in lieu thereof. The date of each clause shall be the current date set forth in FAR or DoD FAR Supplement on the issuance date of this order or contract. Clauses made inapplicable by the reference or by the kind of order, contract (e.g., orders or contract for services instead of supplies) or dollar amount are self-deleting. The complete text of any clause incorporated in this order or contract by reference may be obtained from the contracting officer.CLAUSE NO. REFERENCE CLAUSE TITLE31 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003)43 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014)44 52.222-20 Contracts for Materials, Supplies, Articles and Equipment Exceeding $15,000 (May 2014)45 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999)46 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007)52 52.243-1 Changes - Fixed-Price (Aug 1987)53 52.246-16 Responsibility for Supplies (Apr 1984)*55 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors (Dec 2012)*56 252.225-7036 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program-Basic (Nov 2014)*57 252.227-7013 Rights in Technical Data-Non-commercial Items (Feb 2014)*58 252.227-7014 Rights in Noncommercial Computer Software and Noncommercial Computer Software Documentation (Feb 2014)*59 252.227-7015 Technical Data-Commercial Items (Feb 2014)*Denotes DFARS  
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