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PRE-SOLCITATION NOTICE - Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements (NCSA) Single Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published December 14, 2015
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Pre-Solicitation Notice for the Army National Guard's Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements (NCSA) Single Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ) Pursuant to FAR 5.2, this notice is hereby issued to inform interested Offerors that the National Guard Bureau - Acquisition Office (NGB-AQ) intends on issuing a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Army National Guard's NCSA Single Award IDIQ Contract. The final RFP is tentatively scheduled to be released on or around 11 January 2016. This notice is being issued early in lieu of the upcoming holiday. This RFP will be competed and is set-aside for Small Businesses. The evaluation approach will be a best value/tradeoff. The applicable NAICS code is 541810 - Advertising Agencies and the size standard is $15,000,000.00. The main components of this requirement will involve the purchase of PSA In-Home Media and the NCSA program. PSA In-Home media includes: cable television, television spots and radio spots between 12:01 AM to 05:59 AM local standard time. The NCSA Program will provide a hybrid of public service broadcasting and paid advertising. The NCSA Program must utilize the States' Broadcasters Associations (SBAs) which are represented nationally by the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA). The objective of the ARNG NCSA program is to reach the ARNG's primary target demographic of 17-24 year-olds and a secondary demographic of 25-35 year olds. This acquisition will be competed as a Small Business Set-Aside. The Applicable NAICS Code is 541830 - Media Buying Agencies. The size standard is $15,000,000.00. The Period of Performance for this acquisition is for a five (5) year base period. The expected performance start date for this acquisition is 01 July 2016. The Draft solicitation for this requirement was issued on 27 November 2015 on FBO.gov for public review and comments. Questions are due to the Government on 15 December 2015 at 04:00 PM EST. It is possible that the Government may have to make adjustments to the solicitation and milestones, based on feedback from industry on this Draft solicitation.

Cyber Training

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline January 31, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is SAQMMA14R0093 and is issued as a Request For Proposal, unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-72. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541519. This requirement is restricted to HUBZone small businesses and only qualified offerors may submit quotes. This is an all or nothing quote. Partial or incomplete offers will not be accepted or considered. ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible, to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered. No questions will be received or answered by telephone. All questions can be forwarded via email to nayakan@state.gov and sanchezvj@state.gov*** In addition to providing pricing for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical descriptions, past performance, resumes, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. All Quotes must be valid for a minimum of 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. The selected Offeror must comply with the commercial item terms and conditions of the solicitation. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder.

Digital Signage Solution: Alternatives, Deployment and Maintenance

National Science Foundation, Procurement Section, Division of Administrative Services | Published December 8, 2015  -  Deadline December 23, 2015
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The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals for the purchase and maintenace of a Digital Signage Solution on-site at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as specified in the SOW and the attachment. The National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Administration Services (DAS) is the manager of the Foundation’s digital signage applications and infrastructure. Required support tasks include providing enterprise communication via digital signage and television broadcast, maintaining video infrastructure, offering technical guidance, and ensuring interoperability of digital signage with the emergency alert system. NSF currently maintains five (5) digital signage systems, each with a signage player and an H.264 encoder that transmits information to multi-protocol set-top box (STB) on an IP-network. In addition to the digital signs under the administrative control of DAS, there exists various additional distributed signs throughout the Agency which have been purchased by various Directorates and Divisions for the purpose of displaying department-specific content in one, particular location. These systems do not currently integrate with the DAS managed Digital Signage system. The upcoming transition to a new building provides an opportunity to test an integrated solution with an eye toward leveraging new features, such as decentralized content management and enhanced wayfinding, into NSF’s new facility Digital Signage Program to include directorate-managed signage. DAS desires to improve the NSF digital signage services by identifying a provider that has demonstrated high standards of quality, service and innovation in this field. Please see the attached RFP document for a detailed outline of NSF's requirement and current state.

Support Renewal and Co/Term

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 12, 2015
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1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. 2. The solicitation number is 10693J1025 and is issued as a Request For Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. 3. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-80. 4. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334112 with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. 5. This requirement contains a Name-Brand Justification for Nexenta. THIS IS AN ALL OR NOTHING QUOTE. PARTIAL OR INCOMPLETE OFFERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. 6. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. 7. The Department of State requires the following items, "Brand Name" (EXACT MATCH ONLY) to the following: Nexenta Storage SupportRenewals and Co/Term: QTY Code Description 9.0 SUPENG128TB1A Support Adjustment Gold: 1 month for 128TB Gold Base; 2.0 SUPENG16TB1A Support Adjustment Gold: 1 month for 16TB Gold Base; 11.0 SUPENG32TB1A Support Adjustment Gold: 1 month for 32TB Gold Base; 11.0 SUPENG64TB1A Support Adjustment Gold: 1 month for 64TB Gold Base; 22.0 SUPHACLUS1A Support Adjustment HA Plug In: 1 month for HA Plug In; 38.0 SUPTRGTFC1A Support Adjustment: 1 month support for Target FC; 2.0 SUPENG128TB1R Support: Renew year of Gold-level support for 128 TB Gold license; 2.0 SUPENG32TB1R Support: Renew year of Gold-level support for 32 TB Gold license; 2.0 SUPENG64TB1R Support: Renew year of Gold-level support for 64 TB Gold license; 4.0 SUPHACLUS1R Support: Renew year of support, at same level as NexentaStor support, for HA Cluster Plug-in; 8.0 SUPTRGTFC1R Support: Renew year of support, at same level as NexentaStor support, for Target FC Plug-in. 8. Quotes must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. 9. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer's warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this quote from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer's current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. All products will be shipped to Ashburn, VA 20147. 10. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and c0nditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.217-6, 52.217-7, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. --Marking instructions for packaged items will be identified in the award.-- ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions within 48 hours of the closing time and date of the solicitation, to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions not received within this window of time may not be considered.*** 11. In addition to providing pricing for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. For this requirement, offerors are required to provide delivery schedule and past performance history for Government purchases. Anyone other than the manufacturer, offering the name-brand manufactured products, must provide proof (letter from manufacturer or URL to manufacturer's specific web page confirming authorization as a reseller) that they are an authorized distributor, if and when applicable. 12. An evaluation will be conducted based on best value, where delivery schedule offered, technical compliance as defined by staying as close to the listed requirements as identified, and past performance are more important than price. All unit rates should include all costs including shipping to Rosslyn, VA 22209. 13. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder.

Solid State Drives (SSD)

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 12, 2015
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1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. 2. The solicitation number is 10693J1025 and is issued as a Request For Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. 3. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-80. 4. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334112 with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. 5. This requirement contains a Name-Brand or Equal for SanDisk. THIS IS AN ALL OR NOTHING QUOTE. PARTIAL OR INCOMPLETE OFFERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. 6. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. 7. The Department of State requires the following items, "Brand Name or Equal," to the following: SanDisk Optimus Ascend Solid State Drive (SSD); 1.6 TB; internal 2.5-inch; SAS 6Gb/s SanDisk - Part#: SDLLOCDM-016T-5CA1. The following are the specifications: Performance/IOPS Interface SAS 6Gb/s Interface Ports Dual/Wide Sequential Read/Write (MB/s)** Up to 550/380MB/s** 1 GBs Wide Port Random Read/Write (IOPS) Up to 95K/40K IOPS** Capacity 19nm eMLC User Capacity** 1.6TB Reliability Sector Sizes 512, 520, 528 byte Data Reliability (BER) 1 unrecoverable error in 1017 bits read MTBF** 2.5M hours Data Fail Recovery F.R.A.M.E. (Flexible Redundant Array of Memory Elements) Power Fail Recovery EverGuardTM Technology: Backup Power Circuitry Data Path Protection DataGuardTM Technology Warranty** Lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used Endurance DWPD (Random/Sequential Workload)** 10 DWPD Power Vcc 5V, - 5%/+10% Active (Typ) 7W Environmental Shock 1000 g half-sine, 0.5 msec. 3 shocks along each axis, X , Y, Z, in each direction Vibration 2.17 g rms, 7-800 Hz Operating Temperature 0C to 70° C (internal) Storage Temperature -40° C to 90° C Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing, relative humidity Altitude 5486.4 m [18,000 ft.] Mechanical Length 100.20 mm Width 69.85 mm Height 9.50 mm/15.00 mm** 8. FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal: To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation (Labeled "Minimum Technical Requirements"). Clearly identify the item by brand name, if any, and make or model number. Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer. Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in the product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. 9. Sample Test: Prior to award the Government reserves the right to obtain a product image showing dimensions and commercial product specifications from any offeror submitting an "equivalent" product to assist in determining technical qualification at no additional cost to the Government. 10. Quotes must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. 11. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer's warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this quote from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer's current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. All products will be shipped to Ashburn, VA 20147. 12. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.217-6, 52.217-7, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. --Marking instructions for packaged items will be identified in the award.-- ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions within 48 hours of the closing time and date of the solicitation, to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions not received within this window of time may not be considered.*** 13. In addition to providing pricing for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. For this requirement, offerors are required to provide delivery schedule and past performance history for Government purchases. Anyone other than the manufacturer, offering the name-brand manufactured products, must provide proof (letter from manufacturer or URL to manufacturer's specific web page confirming authorization as a reseller) that they are an authorized distributor, if and when applicable. 14. An evaluation will be conducted based on best value, where delivery schedule offered, technical compliance as defined by staying as close to the listed requirements as identified, and past performance are more important than price. All unit rates should include all costs including shipping to Rosslyn, VA 22209. 15. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder.

Transportation for Senior Leadership Seminar

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Security Cooperation Agency | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 25, 2016
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Solicitation Number: HQ0013-16-Q-0042 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (i)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. (ii)This solicitation document, HQ0013-16-Q-0042, is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). (iii) This solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-58. It is the responsibility of the offeror to review the web page for notice of amendments, updates or changes to the solicitation. (iv)This solicitation is issued under FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This requirement is to provide transportation, in support of Senior Leaders Seminar for the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. The event is scheduled for 29 April 2015 - 15 May 2016. Transportation is required 29 April 2015 - 15 May 2016. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code is 485510, size standard is $15 million. Award of this requirement will be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. (v) This requirement is to provide transportation services in support of the Senior Leaders Seminar. The requirements are detailed in the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS). (vi) The requirement is for vehicles to pick up and drop off attendees of the Senior Leaders Seminar sessions program as follows: a. The contract requires expert transportation services to and from the local airports, from the lodging to both NDU and to a few out-of-metro area sites as on the sample transportation schedule for two weeks; requesting drivers that are familiar with the metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas. b. Approach: The contractor shall provide experienced, licensed drivers who are familiar with the metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia area; contractor shall provide the driver with the schedule as provided by ACSS and any updates thereafter. Charter bus transportation required for 55-people during event dates, with latrine, microphone and televisions/VCRs. Tentative requirements schedule is attached. Dates and times are subject to change with late notice; vendor must be capable of accommodating changes.c. All transportation will originate and/or end in the location of the lodging, which will be at the Sheraton Pentagon City 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204. The contractor shall be able to perform services at any location in the Metro area that the Government deems a needed emergency training site. d. The contractor shall be able to perform services at any location in the Metro area that the government deems a needed emergency training site*At the time of the posting of this announcement the hotel has not been selected. A criterion for the hotel is it shall be within 6 miles of Fort Lesley J. McNair. See clin structure attached:CLIN 0001 Description-Transportation Services info - - -UNIT QTY PRICE TOTALSCLIN 0002 Friday 29 April 2016, Minimum 10 passenger van  CLIN  0003 Saturday 30 April 2016, Approximately 25 Airport pick-ups at Dulles Airport, 2 Airport Greeters required to lodging location, minimum 10 person VANApproximately 5 Airport pick-ups at Reaga Airport to lodging location, Minimum 10 person van  CLIN  0004 Sunday 1 May 2016 Apporocimately 5 Airport pick-ups at Dulles and Reagan Airports to lodging location, minimum 10 person van CLIN  0005 Monday 4 May 20160815 Bus Departs from lodging (60) person0835 Bus drops off at NDU1200 Picks up at NDU and returns to lodging CLIN  0006 Saturday 7 May 20160915 Bus departs from lodging (60) pesons to DC National Mall Area1230 Bus departs National Mall and returns to lodging CLIN  0007 Monday 9 May 20161330 Bus departs from lodging (60) Persons1400 Bus drops off at Mt Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon VA 22121 CLIN  0008 Friday 13 May 2016Approximately 10 Airport drop-off at Dulles and Reagan Airport minimum 10 person   per van CLIN 0009 Saturday 14 May 2016Approximately 25 Airport drop-off at Dulles and Reagan Airport minimum 10 person per van 0010 Sunday 15 May 2016Approximately 5 Airport drop-off at Dulles and Reagan Airport minimum 10 person per van TOTAL AMOUNT: (vii)The requirement shall be Firm Fixed Price (FFP). The requirement shall be competed as a small business set aside. (viii) To be considered for award, offerors must be DOD approved carrier by DTMO and listed on the Military Bus Program. (ix) Requirement is as follows: a) At the time of this posting, it is estimated that the contractor will have to transport 55 participants. Please refer to the attached transportation schedule. b) The most current transportation matrix is attached. It is subject to change. c) Vendors shall provide one (1) 70 PAX charter bus to accommodate 55 PAX. d) Vendors shall submit their approach for addressing the requirements of the attached schedule. The approach shall include pricing. (x) The PWS and Transportation schedule are attached. (xi) Offerors shall provide information regarding cancellation policy. (xii) All prices MUST include all applicable fees, gratuities, and service charges. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TAX EXEMPT.(xiii) Provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil) applies to this acquisition. (xiv)Provision at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil) applies to this acquisition. (xv)Provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors is considered. (xvi) Submission of Quotes: Quotes shall be submitted by Wednesday, 25 April 2016 no later than 2:00 PM EST to the point of contact listed below. (xvii) Offerors' quotes shall include the following: a. Offerors shall submit their approach for meeting the government's transportation needs. Approach shall include the following information:-The experience of the licensed drivers that will provide the transportation.-Whether the use and access to a GPC system is accessible.- Whether a latrine, microphone and television/dvd is available for transport vehicles.-Provide the NESA Center with a driver's assignment sheet which will include the bus driver's name, social security number, state driver's license number and telephone contact number. The bus make/model and vehicle identification number and state tag number is also required to the NESA Center. This information is required for security purposes at various DOD and Federal Government locations and shall be provided to the NESA Center within seven (7) working days prior to the start of the seminar. If time does not allow for 7 days advance prior to the start date, information to be provided as soon as possible after award. b. Submit proof that the offeror is a DOD approved carrier by DTMO and listed on the Military Bus Program.c. a pricing chart. The unit price per each vehicle/trip or unit price per day. Whichever unit of measure the offeror is using. Be sure the total quoted price is included on the chart.(xviii) Past Performance: a. Offerors shall submit information regarding two past jobs they have performed or are performing within the last year and a half. b. Offerors shall state the name/number/identifier of the effort, the dollar amount and period of performance of the submitted jobs.c. Offerors shall provide the name, organization, phone number and email address of a point of contact for each past performance submission.(xix)Submission of Quotes: Quotes shall be forwarded to Toni Davis via email at toni.m.davis3.civ@mail.milFacsimile submission will not be accepted. (xx)The point of contact for this acquisition is Toni Davis (Contract Specialist) or Woodrow Bell (Contracting Officer). Mrs. Davis can be reached via email: toni.m.davis3.civ@mail.milat (703) 697-8940. Woodrow Bell can be reached via email: woodrow.w.bell.civ@mail.mil or telephone at 703) 602-1464. (xxi)Provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors is considered. 1. The awardee shall be selected with the use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process.2. Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors.3. Tradeoffs are not permitted.4. Proposals are evaluated for acceptability but not ranked using the non-cost/price factors.5. Exchanges may occur.6. Non-cost factors: The non-cost factors are Approach and Past Performancea. Approach will evaluate offerors' proposals to address the Government's requirements, to include vehicles offered and that vehicles will be at the designated pick up points in a timely manner. b. Past Performance will be reviewed to determine relevancy. After a relevancy determination is made, the performance will be evaluated for acceptability. The evaluation ratings will be acceptable or unacceptable. 7. Acceptability Standards:a. The approach addresses every requirement of the schedule. b. Offeror is a DOD approved carrier by DTMO and listed on the Military Bus Program. c. Available on the required days d. Past performance: Performance on submitted examples is relevant and acceptable. 8. Cost: Cost will be evaluated as follows:The overall total of the SAMPLE REQUIREMENT CHART. The total of the listed unit price multiplied by the quantities shall be the evaluated price should the Overall Total on the sample be calculated incorrectly, on the submission. (xxii)Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition (offers are to include a completed copy.) The contractor shall be registered in the Online Representations and Certifications Application ORCA at http://orca.bpn.gov/. (xxiii)Clause at FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition Addendum to FAR 52.212-4. (xxiv)1. Invoicing WIDE AREA WORK FLOW (WAWF): All contractor invoices and receiving reports are required to be submitted electronically in accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. Contractors shall submit invoices through the WAWF System at https://wawf.eb.mil/. The Government will be using WAWF to accept/approve invoices and receiving reports. Payment will not be made unless and until both the contractor and the Government WAWF submissions are submitted and processed correctly. Contractor invoices must reflect the contract line times (CLINs) contained in the contract. Proper invoices also must reflect the prices stipulated in the contract and the service or supply must be delivered, inspected and accepted. WAWF Instructions an interactive self-paced training module is available for both contractor and Government personnel at http://wawftraining.com to learn how to use WAWF. WAWF also offers customer support and/or assistance at 1-866-618-5988. THE FOLLOWING CODES AND INFORMATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO ASSURE SUCCESSFUL FLOW OF WAWF DOCUMENTS. CONTRACT NUMBER: To be determined at time of awardDUNS CODE: To be determined at time of awardISSUE BY DODAAC: HQ0013ADMIN BY DODAAC: HQ0013INSPECT BY DODAAC: HQ0013ACCEPT BY DODAAC: HQ0013LOCAL PROCESSING OFFICE DODAAC: HQ0013PAYMENT OFFICE DODAAC: HQ0347PAYMENT OFFICE FISCAL STATION CODE: DFAS INDIANAPOLIS (xxv) Clause at FAR 52.212-5(Dev), Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Applicable clauses under FAR 52.212-5 are as follows (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil). 52.203-6 ALT1, Restrictions on Subcontracting Sales to the Government; 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct; 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations;52.219.4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28, Post Award small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.222-19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 523222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in persons; 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management. Any resulting contract will be paid using the Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) system at https://wawf.eb.mil/; 52.233-3, Protest after Award; 52.246-4, Inspection of Services-Fixed Price; 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Full Text (website provided by http://farsite.hill.af.mil). (xxvii) The following DFAR clauses apply to this acquisition:DFARS 252.203-7002, Requirement to inform Employee's of Whistleblower Rights; DFARS 252.203-7003, Control of Government Personnel Work Product; DFARS 252.204-7004, Alternate A System for Award Management; DFARS 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisition of Commercial Items ;252.225-7002, Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors; 252.243-7001, Pricing of Contract Modifications; 252.243-7002, Request for Equitable Adjustment. Applicable additional clauses under DFARS 252.212-7001 are as follows:252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials; 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program; 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities; Gratuities; DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submissions of Payment Requests; 252.247-7023,Transportation of Supplies by Sea.  

58--Motorola Items

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published March 21, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 4604-5P3931. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 706281. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-03-25 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Lorton, VA 22079 The Department of State requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: P/N T7039,GTR 8000 Base Radio, 4, EA; LI 002: P/N X530BG, ADD: VHF (136-174 MHZ), 4, EA; LI 003: P/N CA01948AA, ADD: CONVENTIONAL SOFTWARE, 4, EA; LI 004: P/N CA02286AA, VHF 350W BOOSTER SI, 4, EA; LI 005: P/N X265AM, BR PRESELCTOR, 150-174 MHZ, 4, EA; LI 006: P/N X676BH, ADD: EXT DUAL CIRCULATOR, 158-174 M, 4, EA; LI 007: P/N X699, ADD: FACTORY TEST REPORT, 4, EA; LI 008: P/N TDD6459, DUPLEXER, BASE STATION, Q-CIRCUIT,, 4, EA; LI 009: Shipping and Handling to Lorton, VA 22079 **Please see attached Shipping Memo**, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation; these can be submitted to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. (a) The provider of information technology shall certify applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). This includes Internet Explorer 7 configured to operate on Windows XP and Vista (in Protected Mode on Vista). For the Windows XP settings, see http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP.html and for the Windows Vista settings, see: http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_vista.html. (b) The standard installation, operation, maintenance, update, and/or patching of software shall not alter the configuration settings from the approved FDCC configuration. The information technology should also use the Windows Installer Service for installation to the default ?program files? directory and should be able to silently install and uninstall. (c) Applications designed for normal end users shall run in the standard user context without elevated system administration privileges. (d) The Department of State currently intends to use Vista in Protected Mode in the future when all devices at all worldwide locations have sufficient capacity to permit an upgrade from the XP operating system. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government. GSA schedule orders may include "open market" items, i.e., items not on the awardee's list of GSA schedule items, only in compliance with FAR 8.402(f). Offerors should verify in writing which items are listed on their GSA schedule contracts and which items are "open market" items. For an offer to qualify as an offer based on a GSA schedule contract, the value of "open market" items included in the offer may not exceed the applicable micro-purchase threshold as defined in FAR 2.101. In order to notate which items are open market, in accordance with FAR 8.402(f)(3), Seller must write "open market" in the Line Item Description for any item not currently active on the cited contract, or list in the Seller Bid Description field all open market line numbers (e.g. "Open Market Items: Lines 1, 2, 3.")

70--Telerik DevCraft

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published January 19, 2016  -  Deadline January 21, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10316190006 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-01-21 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Renewal for DevCraft Ultimate Developer License with Subscription and Priority Support, 16, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--F5 Big IP Intelligence

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published September 23, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10315160068 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-09-25 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: Part #: F5-SBS-BIG-IPI-3-1YR Description: Big-IP Product SBS IP Intelligence License 1YR (3600), 2, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--Prezi Licenses

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published September 17, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10315160043 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-09-18 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: Brand: Prezi Organization access # 54129 POP: 09/29/2015 to 09/28/2016, 50, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--RED Gate SQL Software

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 11, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10316190016 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-04-11 15:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Brand: RED Gate Description: 1 year support and upgrades to SQL Developer bundle (U93U10M12) for 10 user licenses. Serial numbers for support: 504-010-128440-2E68, 10, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline November 13, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10316160003 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-11-13 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Brand: SSL SKU: ECS-ACC-P-3Y Description: SSL, ENTERPRISE ACCOUNT, POOLING, 3 YEARS Renewal of Certificate Management Services for Identity Guard Cloud Services SSL Enterprise account, Silver Support Included. POP: Extending from Dec.15, 2015 to Dec. 14, 2018 Foreign Service Institute 1-1D8XA4, 1, EA; LI 002: Brand: SSL SKU: ECS-ADV-P-3Y-V0000 Description: SSL, ADVANTAGE, POOLING, 3 YEARS, QTY 1-9, 7, EA; LI 003: Brand: SSL SKU: ECS-WCC-P-3Y-V0000 Description: SSL, WILDCARD, POOLING, 3 YEARS, QTY 1-9, 2, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--Adobe Cloud

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published September 12, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 10316160032 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89-1. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 423430 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-09-14 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington , VA 22204 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Brand: Adobe Part #: 210-3280-1 Description: Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App - Term License & Maintenance & Support 1 User - 12 Month - FLP *Restricted to InDesign 65211520JA POP:11/02/2016-11/01/2017 SO#: 138242349, 14, EA; LI 002: Brand: Adobe Part #: 210-3280-1 Description: Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App - Term 1 License & Maintenance & Support 1 User - 12 Month - FLP *Restricted to CCE 10006960JA POP: 11/02/2016-11/01/2017 SO#: 138242349, 1, EA; LI 003: Brand: Adobe Part #: 210T-3225 Description: Adobe Captivate Enterprise Term License with Maintenance & Gold Support - 12 Months 65213939JA POP: 11/02/2016-11/01/2017 SO#: 138242349, 4, EA; LI 004: Brand: Adobe Part #: 210-3280-1 Description: Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App - Term 3 $228.00 License & Maintenance & Support 1 User - 12 Month - FLP *Restricted to Lightroom 65258098JA POP: 11/02/2016-11/01/2017 SO#: 138242349, 3, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

70--Service Management System

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published July 22, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 1079551412_01 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334614 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-07-24 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be ARLINGTON, VA 22219 The Department of State requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: The OIG needs to purchase a new service management system. The software must be OIG CCB approved and have functions of Directory integration, custom approvals, custom workflow diagramming, gamification, knowledgebase, user portal, service level agreement s, and employee time tracking. A brand name justficitation for Invgate software is attached., 1, LOT; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. (a) The provider of information technology shall certify applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). This includes Internet Explorer 7 configured to operate on Windows XP and Vista (in Protected Mode on Vista). For the Windows XP settings, see http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP.html and for the Windows Vista settings, see: http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_vista.html. (b) The standard installation, operation, maintenance, update, and/or patching of software shall not alter the configuration settings from the approved FDCC configuration. The information technology should also use the Windows Installer Service for installation to the default ?program files? directory and should be able to silently install and uninstall. (c) Applications designed for normal end users shall run in the standard user context without elevated system administration privileges. (d) The Department of State currently intends to use Vista in Protected Mode in the future when all devices at all worldwide locations have sufficient capacity to permit an upgrade from the XP operating system. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The Buy American Act? (1) Restricts the purchase of supplies, that are not domestic end products, for use within the United States. A foreign end product may be purchased if it is determined that the price of the lowest domestic offer is unreasonable or if another exception applies, and (2) Requires, with some exceptions the use of only domestic construction materials in contracts for construction in the United States (3) Buy American Act uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product. (a) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and (b) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components. 52.225-2 Buy American Act Certificate: (a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products. The terms ?component,? ?domestic end product,? ?end product,? ?foreign end product,? and ?United States? are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ?Buy American Act?Supplies.? TO COMPLY, SELLERS MUST LIST THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN EACH LINE ITEM. **TO HAVE A BID CONSIDERED FOR AWARD FOR BRAND NAME OR EQUAL & MEET OR EXCEED BUYS, ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE MANUFACTURER, PART # AND EXTENDED SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXACT MODEL BEING PROPOSED FOR ALL LINE ITEMS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN A 'NON RESPONSIVE' BID AND REMOVAL FROM AWARD CONSIDERATION.

D--OPTION - Special Project Security Tool 2

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published May 2, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 1079651466_2 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541519 with a small business size standard of $27.50M.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-05-04 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Arlington, VA 22219 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 05/18/2016 - 05/17/2017 LI 001: SentinelOne EDR 1 year subscription license with technical support and software/definition/signature updates for 500 endpoints, 500, EA; LI 002: Professional services (@ daily rate) for installation and configuration of SentielOne software -OIG requires installation and configuration services for the SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform for approximately 500 endpoints. The requirement includes installation of the host/VM operating system (Ubuntu or other appropriate linux version), installation of SentinelOne server software on this host/VM, installation of agents on desktops, setup of groups and policies, application architecture planning and setup, tuning of the application as needed and documentation for installed software with any operational procedures as needed., 5, Day; Option 1 Period of Performance: 05/18/2016 - 05/17/2017 LI 001: Option Quantity (base Year): SentinelOne EDR Perpetual license for 500 endpoints ? with credit for payment made towards subscription licenses in year 1, 500, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 05/18/2017 - 05/17/2018 LI 001: Technical support and software/definition/signature updates for 500 endpoints, 500, EA; Option 3 Period of Performance: 05/18/2018 - 05/17/2019 LI 001: Technical support and software/definition/signature updates for 500 endpoints, 500, EA; Option 4 Period of Performance: 05/18/2019 - 05/17/2020 LI 001: Technical support and software/definition/signature updates for 500 endpoints, 500, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a ?Brand Name Only? procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. (a) The provider of information technology shall certify applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). This includes Internet Explorer 7 configured to operate on Windows XP and Vista (in Protected Mode on Vista). For the Windows XP settings, see http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP.html and for the Windows Vista settings, see: http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_vista.html. (b) The standard installation, operation, maintenance, update, and/or patching of software shall not alter the configuration settings from the approved FDCC configuration. The information technology should also use the Windows Installer Service for installation to the default ?program files? directory and should be able to silently install and uninstall. (c) Applications designed for normal end users shall run in the standard user context without elevated system administration privileges. (d) The Department of State currently intends to use Vista in Protected Mode in the future when all devices at all worldwide locations have sufficient capacity to permit an upgrade from the XP operating system. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been ?substantially transformed? in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ?substantially transformed? based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. The Buy American Act? (1) Restricts the purchase of supplies, that are not domestic end products, for use within the United States. A foreign end product may be purchased if it is determined that the price of the lowest domestic offer is unreasonable or if another exception applies, and (2) Requires, with some exceptions the use of only domestic construction materials in contracts for construction in the United States (3) Buy American Act uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product. (a) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and (b) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components. 52.225-2 Buy American Act Certificate: (a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products. The terms ?component,? ?domestic end product,? ?end product,? ?foreign end product,? and ?United States? are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ?Buy American Act?Supplies.? TO COMPLY, SELLERS MUST LIST THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN EACH LINE ITEM. **TO HAVE A BID CONSIDERED FOR AWARD FOR BRAND NAME OR EQUAL & MEET OR EXCEED BUYS, ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE MANUFACTURER, PART # AND EXTENDED SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXACT MODEL BEING PROPOSED FOR ALL LINE ITEMS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN A 'NON RESPONSIVE' BID AND REMOVAL FROM AWARD CONSIDERATION.

Enterprise Risk Management Training

Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration | Published January 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 4, 2016
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Synopsis:NOTICE TO CONTRACTORThis is a COMBINED SOLICITATION/SYNOPSIS for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation has been prepared with the intent to award a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract, utilizing procedures under FAR part 13, for Commercial Services as described in the schedule below.The propsed contract action is for an Enterprise Risk Management training course. The Mine Safety and Health Administration seeks quoteds for a training course simliar to the description below. The Government encourages alternate offers for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Any alternate offers must contain sufficient details for the government to determine that it meets the need.This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) 16-MSHA-AAM-NAT-0067 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2005-83.It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions referenced here. The clauses may be accessed in full text at this address: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefarThe North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 611430; Size Standard: $11,000,000. SERVICE ADDRESS:. MSHA HeadquartersProgram Evaluation and Information Resources201 12th St. South, 5W106, Arlington, VA 22203 The Government will award a firm, fixed price contract resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsive and responsible offeror whose conforming response is determined to be the lowest price technically acceptable.In order to be found technically acceptable, the vendor must provide a quote for the services outlined in the Statement of Work , or similar services that will meet the requirement and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the time of the award. The Government will only consider firm fixed-price quotations. Offeror must complete and submit with the quotations FAR provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (APR 2012). The provision can also be submitted at https://www.sam.gov. Contractor must be registered to the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award. A nine digit Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number provided by Dun and Bradstreet is required to register. The website address for SAM registration is https://www.sam.gov. Electronic submission of Quotes: Quotations shall be submitted electronically by email to mckeever.jennifer@dol.gov Attention: Jennifer McKeever. Email submissions are limited to 20MB. The submitter should confirm receipt of email submissions. Quotations are due on or before 01 February 2016, 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time to be considered responsive.CLIN 0001 Enterprise Risk Management Training - two (2) , two-day comprehensive and practical training sessions on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM ) to be provided to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) employees on MSHA's ERM framework. These trainings will be workshop-focused onsite and Video-Teleconferencing (VTC). Each class will have approximately 25 participants.Period of performance: February 2016 - March 2016Unit Price : $_______________Total CLIN Price $ ____________________This solicitation incorporates the following FAR and DOL Clauses/Provisions: 52.204-7 System for Award Management(JUL 2013)52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013)52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting(JUL 2015)52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance(JUL 2015)52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014)52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999), 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (MAR 2015)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (DEC 2014)52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar52.212-5 -- CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDER -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2016) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] _x_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). ___ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. ___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). ___ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2016) (E.O. 13126). _X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). ___ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). ___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). _X__ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. ___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. _X__ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X__ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)._X__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). _X__ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy\ INVOICING PROCEDURES: ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS CLAUSE (FEBRUARY 2014) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(2) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(3) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic Payment Requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this clause, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data Transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format comply with the following provisions:(1) The contractor shall:a. Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified in the contract.b. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format.c. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. d. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format:, DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00.e. Submit a copy of the email with the attached invoice to the contracting officer's representative (COR) at the COR email address specified in the contract.f. Before sending another e-mail with the same invoice attachment, confirm whether DOL has already responded and/or whether you have received a success or failure response to your submission. (2) The contractor MUST NOT:a. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceed this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to the COR or other representative at the address.b. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color.1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible.2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. c. Submit more than one attachment, as subsequent attachments will not be recognized.d. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment.e. Attempt to use the "Recall or Resend" email message feature. (d) General Information. Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to MSHAInvoiceInquiries@dol.gov. The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state "INQUIRY," followed by the information described in paragraph (1) d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice.(e) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (f) Exceptions. Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed through U.S. mail when electronic mail cannot be accomplished. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 303-231-5597. When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of LaborOffice of Financial Management Operations, DFCPO Box 25367Denver, CO 80225 DOL's Contractor's Obligation to Notify the Contracting Officer of a Request to Change the Contract Scope (a) Except for changes identified in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor is required to notify, within five working days of receipt or knowledge, any request for changes to this contract (including actions, inactions, and written or oral communications) that the Contractor regards as exceeding the scope of the contract. On the basis of the most accurate information available to the Contractor, the notice shall state:(1) The date, nature, and circumstances of the conduct regarded as a change in scope;(2) The name, function, and activity of each Government individual and Contractor official or employee involved in, or knowledgeable about, such conduct;(3) The identification of any documents and substance of any oral communication involved in such conduct; (b) Following submission of this notice, the Contractor shall continue performance in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, unless notified otherwise by the Contracting Officer.(c) The Contracting Officer shall promptly, within 5 business days after receipt of notice from the Contractor, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer shall either:(1) Confirm that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in the scope of the contract and directs the Contractor to stop work, completely or in part, in accordance with the Stop Work provisions of the contract; (2) Deny that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in scope and instruct the Contractor to continue performance under the contract; or(3) In the event the Contractor's notice does not provide sufficient information to make a decision, advise the Contractor what additional information is required, and establish the date by which it should be furnished and the date thereafter by which the Government will respond. Currently, FAR 13.500(d) indicates that the authority to issue solicitations under subpart 13.5 expires on January 1, 2015. However, section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2015 makes the authority permanent.DOLAR 2952.201-70 Contracting Officer'sTechnical Representative (COTR). Statement of Work Enterprise Risk Management Training Background This opportunity is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Directorate of Program Evaluation and Information Resources, Office of Program Policy Evaluation. MSHA's mission is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines. Technical Requirements MSHA desires the assistance of a contractor to develop and deliver training in support of the introduction of MSHA's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations' (COSO) definition of internal controls. The contractor will provide two 2-day comprehensive and practical ERM workshop-focused onsite and Video-Teleconferencing (VTC) training sessions of MSHA employees on MSHA's ERM framework. The first training will be completed in February 2016 and the second training in March 2016. Each of these trainings will involve approximately 25 MSHA staff and will take place in Arlington, VA and via VTC. MSHA will have a Project Team identified to work with the Contractor on this project. In addition, an MSHA Project Manager will be responsible for coordination of the work between the Project Team and Contractor. There will also be an Executive Steering Committee with responsibility for reviewing the work of the Contractor and Project Team. The Contractor is expected to work closely with the MSHA Project Team (including time onsite) in developing and providing training as indicated below. The Contractor is also expected to develop an understanding of MSHA's operations and customize the training using MSHA's terminology and procedures already in place at MSHA. The Contractor will further provide all customized training materials in both printed and electronic format. MSHA will provide the required space and equipment. Vendor will provide completion certificate for each participant.   The objectives of the training will be as follows: o Define enterprise risk management. o Identify the roles and responsibilities within an organization to implement enterprise risk management as an enterprise-wide function. o Identify the internal audit activity's role in enterprise risk management. o Compare the types of enterprise risk management frameworks. o Define the enterprise risk management environment. o Understand how to implement an enterprise risk management program in an organization. o Understand how to monitor and evaluate an enterprise risk management program for improvement. The specific training topics and concepts to be covered will include the following:Training Topics ConceptsWhat is ERM?  ERM? How will MSHA benefit?  What is the role of leadership and employees in ERM?  What is the process used in establishing ERM? Relationship between Governance, ERM, and Internal Control Premise, Principles, Limitations, and Effectiveness Why is it important to invest in  COSO ERM FrameworkERM Environment Internal Environment Overview Factors Affecting the Organization as a Whole ERM Philosophy Risk Appetite  Risk Appetite vs. Risk Tolerance Qualitative and Quantitative Terms Reputational Risk Risk CultureERM Implementation - Risk Assessment Initiating a Structured, Disciplined Approach to Implementation Implementation Options and Decisions Building a Framework Obtaining ERM Mandate and Commitment Determining Risk Criteria Risk Identification and Assessment Methodology and Techniques OverviewERM Implementation - Risk Treatment Identifying Risk Treatment/Responses Evaluation and Selection Considerations Risk Treatment/Response Options When Risk Treatment Options Are Most Appropriate Developing a Risk Treatment/Response PlanMonitoring the ERM System ERM Monitoring Defined and Explained Monitoring the Organization's Context Monitoring the ERM System Monitoring the Organization's Business Performance Monitoring Throughout the Organization How Monitoring is Performed Risk Management Reporting Ongoing Monitoring Activities Monitoring Evaluations and DeficienciesEvaluating and Improving ERM Embedding ERM in the Internal Audit Plan  Implementing an ERM-based Audit Plan Providing Assurance and Consulting Services Coordinating Assurance and Consulting Activities Documenting Internal Audit's Roles and Responsibilities Embedding ERM in the Internal Audit Methodology  Planning the Workshop Conducting the Workshop Presentation skills Facilitation skills overview Dealing with different personality types and group dynamics Recording workshop data Preparing for a workshop Workshop practice and feedback sessions Communicating Results Assessing the ERM System  A Comprehensive Assessment Approach A Maturity Assessment Approach Period and Place of Performance:February-March, 2016MSHA HeadquartersProgram Evaluation and Information Resources201 12th St. South, 5W106, Arlington, VA 22203  

Anemometer Calibration Services

Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration | Published March 9, 2016  -  Deadline April 8, 2016
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A minimum of four (4) references must be provided on the request order to be processed by D&B, (https://www.supplierriskmanager.com/ppe-order/login.seam). However, D&B recommends providing up to 20 references to ensure D&B receives at least four completed responses. It is strongly recommended that the offeror proactively contact its references to request that they promptly respond to the D&B inquiries for past performance. The requests for past performance by D&B will be sent by email and will be filled out on an on-line survey. Any Offeror not receiving a past performance evaluation from D&B may risk receiving a "neutral" rating under the past performance factor. D&B charges $190.00 for the past performance evaluation service, and Offerors are responsible for direct payment to D&B. Each offeror must submit, with its quote, a confirmation that the past performance evaluation has been submitted to D&B. Confirmations of order for the Open Ratings report must include a screenshot of the order or a receipt from D&B, acknowledging the order. D&B will provide the offeror who submitted the request for past performance a copy of the evaluation and will forward a copy to the MSHA. Please provide D&B with the following information as a contact: Marvin Ross, Contract Specialist, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th ST. South, 4E557, Arlington, VA 22202, email: ross.marvin@dol.gov and phone: 202-693-9837. ¬¬¬¬¬¬The MSHA will consider the results of the D&B report as a part of its evaluation of the offeror's past performance; however, the government reserves the right to examine any available past performance information in conducting the evaluation of an offeror's past performance. Offeror's references may include any contracts with the United States Federal Government, agencies within State and Local governments, and commercial customers. References from Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) which have not resulted in any awards will not be considered a valid past performance reference. Contracts may be current contracts or completed contracts. Completed contracts must have been awarded or completed within the three years prior to the proposal due date noted in this solicitation. Offerors shall have had, as of the proposal due date, at least one year of experience with the referenced customer. References are specific to the offeror. If the offeror was recently acquired or merged with another entity, the references submitted must directly pertain to the experience of the offeror. The experience of parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates will not be considered. Submission Instructions Only electronic responses will be accepted, offerors shall respond to the CS email address: ross.marvin@dol.gov. Responses shall not exceed 20 pages in total using 12 PT fonts. All proposals must arrive on the government's servers on or before the due date. The due date for proposals is no later than 1:00 p.m. Contracting Officer's Local Time, April 8, 2016. All questions must be submitted by email no later than 5:00 p.m. Contracting Officer's Local Time, March 21, 2016 to ross.marvin@dol.gov. The questions will be answered and provided as an amendment to this synopsis/solicitation. Primary Point of Contact:Marvin RossContract SpecialistEmail: ross.marvin@dol.govPhone: 202-693-9837 Secondary Point of Contact:Tirene CrowellContracting OfficerEmail: crowell.tirene@dol.govPhone: 202-693-9867 (End of Provision) 52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items The MSHA will award a single ID/IQ contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible small business vendor whose proposal conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the MSHA for inclusion in the program, all stated factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate proposals: 1. Technical Capability IAW attachment A Statement of Work.2. Past performance3. Relevant experience 4. Price, based on pricing samples of Attachment B Factors 1, 2, and 3 are considered equal and when combined are significantly more important than Factor 4, price. (End of Provision) 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision-- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation," means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except- (1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. Sensitive technology- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern -- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract is to be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not, a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not a women-owned small business concern. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It [_] is, [_] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It [_] is, [_] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _____________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price: ___________________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that-- (i) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and (ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246 -- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that -- (i) It [_] has, [_] has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It [_] has, [_] has not, filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that -- (i) It [_] has developed and has on file, [_] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It [_] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American - Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g) (1) Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No.: _________________________________[List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'': Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No.: Country of Origin: [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products Line Item No.: Country of Origin: [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals-- (1) [_] Are, [_] are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) [_] Have, [_] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; and (3) [_] Are, [_] are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) [_] Have, [_] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appear rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals Contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed End Product Listed End Product: Listed Countries of Origin: (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [_] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [_] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that is has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) [_] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [_] Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards. (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] (1) [_] Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror [_] does [_] does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. (2) [_] Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror [_] does [_] does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer identification number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). [_] TIN:_____________________. [_] TIN has been applied for. [_] TIN is not required because: [_] Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; [_] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; [_] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government; (4) Type of organization. [_] Sole proprietorship; [_] Partnership; [_] Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); [_] Corporate entity (tax-exempt); [_] Government entity (Federal, State, or local); [_] Foreign government; [_] International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; [_] Other ____________________. (5) Common parent. [_] Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent: [_] Name and TIN of common parent: Name ____________________________________ TIN ______________________________________ (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations- (1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran.(1) The offeror shall email questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certification. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50(U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it [ ] has or [ ] does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code:_____________________________________________ Immediate owner legal name:______________________________________________ (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: [ ] Yes or [ ] No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest level owner CAGE code:_____________________________________________ Highest level owner legal name:______________________________________________ (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of Provision)52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014)(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:_X_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402)._X__ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)._X__ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)._X__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (5) [Reserved]___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).___ (10) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) (section 738 of Division C of Public Law 112-74, section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161).___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.___ (13) [Reserved]_X__ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9.___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r))._X__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).___ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m))._X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)._X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126)._X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999)._X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246)._X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212)._X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793)._X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).__X_ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13.___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14._X_(38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16._X_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)._X_ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).

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Training and rules of conduct shall address at minimum: (i) Authorized and official use; (ii) Prohibition against use of personally-owned equipment to process, access, or store Sensitive PII; (iii) Prohibition against access by unauthorized users and unauthorized use by authorized users; and (iv) Protection of Sensitive PII; (7) All Sensitive PII obtained under this contract shall be removed from contractor-owned information technology assets upon termination or expiration of contractor work. Removal must be accomplished in accordance with DHS Sensitive System Publication 4300A, which the contracting officer will provide upon request. Certification of data removal will be performed by the contractor's Project Manager and written notification confirming certification will be delivered to the contracting officer within 15 days of termination/expiration of contractor work. (d) Data Security. Contractor shall limit access to the data covered by this clause to those employees and subcontractors who require the information in order to perform their official duties under this contract. The contractor, contractor employees, and subcontractors must physically secure Sensitive PII when not in use and/or under the control of an authorized individual, and when in transit to prevent unauthorized access or loss. When Sensitive PII is no longer needed or required to be retained under applicable Government records retention policies, it must be destroyed through means that will make the Sensitive PII irretrievable. The contractor shall only use Sensitive PII obtained under this contract for purposes of the contract, and shall not collect or use such information for any other purpose without the prior written approval of the contracting officer. At expiration or termination of this contract, the contractor shall turn over all Sensitive PII obtained under the contract that is in its possession to the Government. (e) Breach Response. The contractor agrees that in the event of any actual or suspected breach of PII (i.e., loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, access for an unauthorized purpose, or other unauthorized access, whether physical or electronic), it shall immediately, and in no event later than one hour of discovery, report the breach to the contracting officer, the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and the TSA Director of Privacy Policy & Compliance (TSAprivacy@dhs.gov). The contractor is responsible for positively verifying that notification is received and acknowledged by at least one of the foregoing Government parties. (f) Personally Identifiable Information Notification Requirement. The contractor has in place procedures and the capability to promptly notify any individual whose Sensitive PII was, or is reasonably believed to have been, breached, as determined appropriate. The method and content of any notification by the contractor shall be coordinated with, and subject to the prior approval of the Government, based upon a risk-based analysis conducted by the Government in accordance with DHS Privacy incident Handling Guidance. Notification shall not proceed unless the Government has determined that: (1) notification is appropriate; and (2) would not impede a law enforcement investigation or jeopardize national security. Subject to Government analysis of the breach and the terms of its instructions to the contractor regarding any resulting breach notification, a method of notification may include letters to affected individuals sent by first class mail, electronic means, or general public notice, as approved by the Government. At minimum, a notification should include: (1) a brief description of how the breach occurred; (2) a description of the types of personal information involved in the breach; (3) a statement as to whether the information was encrypted or protected by other means; (4) steps an individual may take to protect themselves; (5) what the agency is doing, if anything, to investigate the breach, to mitigate losses, and to protect against any further breaches; and (6) point of contact information identifying who affected individuals may contact for further information. In the event that a PII breach occurs as a result of the violation of a term of this contract by the contractor or its employees, the contractor shall, as directed by the contracting officer and at no cost to the Government, take timely action to correct or mitigate the violation, which may include providing notification and/or other identity protection services to affected individuals for a period not to exceed 12 months from discovery of the breach. Should the Government elect to provide and/or procure notification or identity protection services in response to a breach, the contractor will be responsible for reimbursing the Government for those expenses. Pass-Through of Security Requirements to Subcontractors. The contractor agrees to incorporate the substance of this clause, its terms and requirements, in all subcontracts under this contract, and to require written subcontractor acknowledgement of same. Violation by a subcontractor of any provision set forth in this clause will be attributed to the contractor. (End of clause) H 5200.237.004 Contractor Responsibility, Conduct and Performance under TSA Service Contracts (JUL 2015) A. BASIC REQUIRED STANDARDS OF CONDUCT RELATED TO BUSINESS UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 1. General. The Government has the basic inherent expectations of timely, focused, effective, and competent performance by the Contractor under a contract. The Contractor has the basic inherent expectation of fair treatment under the contract, where the Contractor's employees, when in Government facilities or in circumstances where the Government has primary control or responsibility, have the expectation of performance in a safe and non-hostile work environment. 2. Adherence to Standards. The Contractor shall adhere to the same professional and ethical standards of conduct required of Government personnel. Contractor employees performing work under this contract shall not: a) Solicit new business (on-site at government spaces, or while on work during periods paid by Government) while performing work under the contract; b) Conduct business other than that which is covered by this contract during periods paid by the Government; c) Conduct business not directly related to this contract while on Government premises; d) Use Government computer systems or networks, Government property or materials, and/or Government facilities for company or personal business; e) Recruit while on Government premises or otherwise act to disrupt official Government business while on Government premises. f) Discuss with unauthorized persons any information obtained during the performance of work under this contract. 3. Reporting Matters. a) Illegal and Unethical Conduct. The Contractor, and its employees shall immediately report to the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative, any illegal or unethical conduct observed, noticed, or discovered while on Government premises or during periods paid by the Government under this contract, without regard as to the source of such conduct (except that any matter involving only contractor employees, apart from any Government requirements or the specific requirements of this contract, is deemed to be strictly the concern of the Contractor). The Contractor shall immediately report to the Government all actual or suspected violations of Government information, personnel, or physical security requirements. The Contractor shall fully comply with all of the reporting requirements that are expressed for specified circumstances and issues identified in discrete Federal Acquisition Regulation or Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation clauses in force under this contract. b) Emergency Situations While on Government Premises. Contractor employees shall immediately report any emergency situations they may witness (any circumstance where actual or potential loss of life, serious injury, or critical damage to property, or other serious incidents, such as fires, or workplace violence, terrorist activities, or other criminal behavior is occurring ) per standing TSA procedures while they are performing under contract in government facilities. c) Government Employee Misconduct. In the event of misconduct by a government employee which is observed or witnessed by a contractor employee, (or in the event of any unauthorized conduct to which a Government employee may subject a contractor employee) the contractor employee shall immediately report such to their on-site contractor supervisor or other company-designated management official, the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative. d) Workplace safety. In the event of any situation involving workplace safety, the contractor employee shall immediately report such to their on-site contractor supervisor or other company -designated management official, the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative. 4. The Contracting Officer may require dismissal from work under this contract and/or removal of access to government facilities, property, information and/or information systems of those employees which the Contracting Officer deems contrary to the public interest or inconsistent with the best interest of national security. 5. Non-Disclosure Agreements are required to be signed by all Contractor personnel when their role requires them to come into contact with Sensitive But Unclassified, Government procurement sensitive information, and/or other sensitive information, or proprietary business information from other Contractors (e.g., cost data, plans, and strategies). The recipient certifies in writing that they will take the necessary steps to prevent the unauthorized disclosure and use of information. The Contracting Officer will provide the prescribed non-disclosure forms as necessary to the Contractor when circumstances warrant. B. BASIC REQUIREMENTS AFFECTING CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE 1. Contractor Responsibility for Performance Management. The Contractor shall provide all management, administrative, clerical, and supervisory functions required for the effective and efficient performance of this contract. 2. Limitation on Government Liability. The Government shall not be liable for any injury to the Contractor's personnel or damage to the Contractor's property unless such injury or damage is due to negligence on the part of the Government and is recoverable under the Federal Torts Claims Act, or pursuant to another Federal statutory authority. 3. Responsibility for Effective Contract Transitions. A smooth and orderly transition between the Contractor and a predecessor or successor Contractor is necessary to ensure minimum disruption to vital Government business. The Contractor shall cooperate fully in the transition. 4. The Government observes the following holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Washington's Birthday (President's Day) Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day a) In addition to the days designated as holidays, the Government observes also the following days: • Any other day designated by Federal Statute, and • Any other day designated by Executive Order, and • Any other day designated by President's Proclamation, such as extreme weather conditions. • Inauguration Day (Washington, DC metropolitan area) b) When the Government grants excused absence to its employees in a specific location, assigned Contractor personnel at that same location may also be dismissed. The Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's Representative. Observance of such holidays by Government personnel shall not be a reason for the Contractor to request an extension of the period of performance, or entitlement of compensation except as set forth within the contract. c) In the event the Contractor's personnel work during the holiday or other excused absences, they may be compensated by the Contractor, however, no form of holiday or other premium compensation will be considered either as a direct or indirect cost, other than their normal compensation for the time worked. For cost reimbursable and time and material (T&M) contracts, the Government will only consider as direct and/or indirect costs those efforts actually performed during the holiday or excused absences in the event contractor personnel are not dismissed. This provision does not preclude reimbursement for authorized overtime work if applicable to this contract. Otherwise, the management responsibility for contractor functions approved by the Contracting Officer for offsite work, in the event of inaccessibility of federal workplaces are the sole responsibility of the contractor. The contractor may propose telework or other solutions when critical work is required, however, the Contractor is solely responsible for any cost differential in performance, all liabilities that may be due to performance at an alternate location and all resources necessary to complete such performance. d) In the event of an actual emergency, the Contracting Officer may direct the contractor to change work hours or locations or institute telework, utilize personal protective equipment or other mandated items. e) In the event of a Government shutdown caused by a lapse in appropriations, which can occur at the beginning of a fiscal year if no funds have been appropriated for that year, or upon expiration of a continuing resolution if a new continuing resolution or appropriations law is not passed, the Contractor shall continue performance under the contract unless otherwise instructed in writing by a Contracting Officer. Unless the Contractor is provided a formal notification to the contrary, usually via a Stop Work Order pursuant to FAR 52.242-15, the Contractor must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of the contract. If a contract will not be affected by a shutdown, generally no separate notification or communication of that fact will be provided. C. CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSIGNED SPACE, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES. If, due to the fault or neglect of the Contractor, his agents, or employees, damages are caused to any Government property, equipment, stock or supplies, during the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for such loss or damage and the Government, at its option, may either require the Contractor to replace all property or to reimburse the Government for the full value of the lost or damaged property. The Contractor is responsible for maintaining all assigned space(s) in a clean and orderly fashion during the course of this contract. All telephones are for conducting official Government business only. D. CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. The Contracting Officer's Representative will identify any specified government training which the contractor's employees will be required to complete as a precursor to or coincident with their authorized access to or use of government space or facilities, equipment, information, or information systems as a necessary component of performance required under the contract. Contractor employees are responsible for providing required evidence of timely training completion when the Government assigns such training. The contractor shall provide fully trained and experienced personnel. Training of contractor personnel shall be performed by the contractor at its expense, except as directed by the Government through written authorization by the Contracting Officer to meet special requirements peculiar to the contract. Training includes attendance at seminars, symposia or user group conferences. Training will not be authorized for the purpose of keeping contractor personnel abreast of advances in the state-of-the-art or for training contractor employees on equipment, computer languages and computer operating systems that are available on the commercial market or required by a contract. This includes training to obtain or increase proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and electronic mail. E. COOPERATION WITH AUDITORS AND INVESTIGATORS. The Contractor shall cooperate fully with all auditors and investigators on all matters arising under or directly related to this contract and/or any other matter that may occur in relation to the contractor's presence within Government facilities or due to access to Government information, information systems, property or equipment. F. EMPLOYEE REMOVAL. The Government may identify to the Contractor any contractor employee for removal from contract performance upon notification of failure to comply with the requirements herein. G. EMPLOYEE TERMINATION. The contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer's Representative within 48 hours when an employee performing work under this contract who has been granted access to government information, information systems, property, or government facilities access terminates employment, no longer is assigned to the contract, or no longer requires such access. The contractor shall be responsible for returning, or ensuring that employees return, all DHS/TSA -issued contractor/employee identification, all other TSA or DHS property, and any security access cards to Government offices issued by a landlord of commercial space. H. PERSONNEL CHANGES. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in writing of any changes needed in building, information systems, or other information access requirements for its employees in order to meet contract requirements not later than one day after any personnel changes occur. This includes name changes, resignations, terminations, and transfers to other Contractors. The Contractor shall provide the following information to the COR: full name, social security number, effective date, and reason for change. I. SUBSTITUTION OF KEY PERSONNEL . The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer (CO) and the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) prior to making any changes in Key Personnel. No changes in Key Personnel will be made unless the Contractor can demonstrate that the qualifications of prospective replacement personnel are equal to or better than the qualifications of the Key Personnel being replaced or otherwise meet the standards applicable in the contract. All proposed substitutes shall have qualifications equal to or higher than the qualifications of the person to be replaced. The CO shall be notified in writing of any proposed substitution at least fifteen (15) days, or forty-five (45) days if either a background investigation for building or information system access and/or a security clearance (due to classified contract requirements that relate specifically to personnel) must be obtained to meet the contract's requirements, in advance of the proposed substitution. Such notification from the contractor shall include: 1. an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the substitution; 2. a complete resume of the proposed substitute; and 3. any other information requested by the CO to enable him/her to judge whether or not the Contractor is maintaining the same high quality of personnel that provided the partial basis for award. The CO and COR will evaluate substitution requests and promptly notify the Contractor of his/her approval or disapproval in writing. All disapprovals will require resubmission of another substitution within 15 calendar days by the Contractor. I. FAILURE TO COMPLY. Any failure by the Contractor to comply with these requirements may result in a contract termination and/or any other remedy available to the Government, up to and including criminal prosecution where provided for by law. J. INTERRELATIONSHIP OF ASSOCIATE CONTRACTORS. The TSA may enter into contractual agreements with other Contractors (i.e., "Associate Contractors") in order to fulfill requirements separate from the work to be performed under this contract, yet having a relationship to performance under this contract. It is expected that contractors working under TSA contracts will have to work together under certain conditions in order to achieve a common solution for TSA. The Contractor may be required to coordinate with other such Contractor(s) through the cognizant Contracting Officer (CO) and/or designated representative in providing suitable, non-conflicting technical and/or management interface and in avoidance of duplication of effort. Information on deliverables provided under separate contracts may, at the discretion of the TSA and/or other Government agencies, be provided to such other Contractor(s) for the purpose of such work. Where the Contractor and an associate Contractor fail to agree upon action to be taken in connection with their respective responsibilities, each Contractor shall promptly bring the matters to the attention of the cognizant CO and furnish the Contractor's recommendations for a solution. The Contractor shall not be relieved of its obligations to make timely deliveries or be entitled to any other adjustment because of failure of the Contractor and its associate to promptly refer matters to the CO or because of failure to implement CO directions. Where the Contractor and Associate Contractors are required to collaborate to deliver a service; the Government will designate, in writing and prior to the definition of the task, to both Contractors, a "lead Contractor" for the project. In these cases the Associate Contractors shall also be contractually required to coordinate and collaborate with the Contractor. TSA will facilitate the mutual execution of Non-Disclosure Agreements. K. PERSONAL SERVICES "Personal services" are those in which contractor personnel would appear to be, in effect, Government employees via the direct supervision and oversight by Government employees. No personal services shall be performed under this contract. No Contractor employee will be directly supervised by a Government employee. All individual Contractor employee assignments, and daily work direction, shall be given by the applicable employee supervisor of the Contractor. If the Contractor believes any Government action or communication has been given that would create a personal services relationship between the Government and any Contractor employee, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of this communication or action. The Contractor shall not perform any inherently Governmental actions as defined by FAR 7.500. No Contractor employee shall hold him or herself out to be a Government employee, agent, or representative. No Contractor employee shall state orally or in writing at any time that he or she is acting on behalf of the Government. In all communications in connection with this contract, Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractor employees and specify the name of the company for which they work. In all communications with other Government Contractors in connection with this contract, the Contractor employee shall state that they have no authority to in any way change any contract and that if the other Contractor believes this communication to be a direction to change their contract, they should notify the Contracting Officer for that contract and not carry out the direction until a clarification has been issued by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall ensure that all of its employees working on this contract are informed of the substance of this clause. Nothing in this special contract requirement shall limit the Government's rights in any way under any other term of the contract, including those related to the Government's right to inspect and accept the services to be performed under this contract. The substance of this special contract requirement shall be included in all subcontracts at any tier. Compliance with this Special Contract Requirement is included in the contract price and shall not be a basis for equitable adjustment. (End of clause) H.5200.239.001 ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO ACCOMMODATE USERS WITH DISABILITIES (SECTION 508 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT) (JUL 2015) Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits federal agencies from procuring, developing, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology (EIT) that is inaccessible to people with disabilities. The applicable standards in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, shall apply to this contract and any items, or services covered by or provided in connection with this requirement. The Contractor shall provide items and services that comply with Section 508 requirements and the Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards at 36 CFR Part 1194. (End of clause) L. 5200.233.001 AVAILABILITY OF INTERNAL APPEAL PROCESS PER FAR 33.103 (JUL 2015) In the event of receipt of the Contracting Officer's final decision of an agency-level protest in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 33.103, the offeror is hereby advised that an appeal process is available from within the agency. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Acquisition in the Transportation Security Administration is the independent appeal authority. All appeals must be submitted in writing and signed by a company official who is authorized to commit the company and contain the same elements required in FAR 33.103(d) as well as an explanation of the Contracting Officer's decision (and copy of such decision). Appeals must be sent either in writing or via email to Transportation Security Administration, ATTN: APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST, Office of Acquisition, 601 S. 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6025 , or via email to TSAProcurementPolicy@tsa.dhs.gov. The subject line for the email should clearly indicate "APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST". (End of provision) 3. QUESTIONS The Quoter shall submit any questions via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Mr. Mark Landon, at mark.landon@tsa.dhs.gov no later than 1:00 pm EST on 11/16/2015. 4. CONTENTS OF QUOTES: GENERAL INTSTRUCTIONS The Quoter shall submit a quote in accordance with the Request for Quote. The quote must be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist, Mr. Mark Landon at mark.landon@tsa.dhs.gov and Tamara Kelley at Tamara.Kelley@tsa.dhs.gov not later than 11/19/2015 at 2:00 pm EST. a. The Quoter must submit quote in three (3) separate files, as follows: (1) Volume I, Technical Capability (2) Volume II, Past Performance (3) Volume III, Price b. Each volume must be submitted as a separate electronic file. Use 8 ½ by 11 -inch paper printed on one side only with one-inch margins on all sides and single-spaced. Number the pages of each volume consecutively. Use 12 point Times New Roman font with normal (uncondensed) spacing. Quoter may use pages up to size 11 by 17 inches only for diagrams, charts, or graphic material, with the type size(s) of such material left to the offerors discretion. c. A quote which does not address all of the RFQ requirements described in the following sections will be considered non-responsive to that requirement and may be a basis for eliminating the quote from further consideration. 4.2 DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH VOLUME 4.2.1 Volume I, Technical Capability (2 page limit) a. The Quoter shall describe their reverse auctioning tool and how it meets the specifications in Section 1. The Quoter shall furnish descriptive literature as part of the quote. The quote shall be clear, concise, and shall include sufficient detail for effective evaluation and for substantiating the validity of stated claims. The descriptive literature is not included in the 2 page limit. 4.2.2 Volume II, Past Performance (2 page limit) The Quoter shall demonstrate recent relevant experience to the requirements as described in this solicitation gained during the last three (3) years. The Quoter shall identify the contract number, program title, and the dates under which the experience was gained. Only provide evidence of corporate experience for work similar to the work contemplated by this request during the last three (3) years from the issue date of this solicitation. The Quoter must provide the information requested, or affirmatively state that it possesses no relevant experience. 4.2.3 Volume III, Price (No Page Limit) The Quoter shall provide a firm fixed price for the base and all four option periods under this requirement. 5. EVALUATION OF QUOTES 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (JAN 1999) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible Quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: 1. Technical Capability 2. Past Performance 3. Price Technical Capability and Past Performance are of equal importance, and when combined are equal to Price. 6. BASIS FOR AWARD: Award will be made to the Quoter who provides the best value to the Government, price and non-price related factors considered. The Government will utilize a tradeoff process when determining best value. In the event that two or more quotes are determined not to have any substantial technical differences (i.e. are technically equivalent), an award may be made to the lower priced quote. However, award may also be made to other than the lowest priced quote if the Government determines that a price premium is warranted due to technical merit. The Government may also award to other than the highest technically rated quote, if the Government determines that a price premium is not warranted. It is at the Government's discretion and its intention to select one contractor for award of this Contract. The above evaluation factors will be used to determine the best value for the Government with the intention of award without communications.
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