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58--CAMERA,TELEVISION

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published June 14, 2015  -  Deadline June 25, 2015
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Proposed procurement for NSN 5836015027365 CAMERA,TELEVISION: Line 0001 Qty 13.00 UI EA Deliver To: W1BG DLA DISTRIBUTION By: 0039 DAYS ADOApproved source is 1GBE2 525050-1. The solicitation is an RFQ and will be available at the link provided in this notice. Hard copies of this solicitation are not available. Specifications, plans, or drawings are not available. All responsible sources may submit a quote which, if timely received, shall be considered. Quotes must be submitted electronically.

58--CAMERA,TELEVISION

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published April 13, 2015  -  Deadline April 24, 2015
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Proposed procurement for NSN 5836015027365 CAMERA,TELEVISION: Line 0001 Qty 12.00 UI EA Deliver To: W1BG DLA DISTRIBUTION By: 0039 DAYS ADOApproved source is 1GBE2 525050-1. The solicitation is an RFQ and will be available at the link provided in this notice. Hard copies of this solicitation are not available. Specifications, plans, or drawings are not available. All responsible sources may submit a quote which, if timely received, shall be considered. Quotes must be submitted electronically.

58--CAMERA,TELEVISION

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published February 16, 2015  -  Deadline February 27, 2015
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Proposed procurement for NSN 5836015806252 CAMERA,TELEVISION: Line 0001 Qty 4.000 UI EA Deliver To: W1BG DLA DISTRIBUTION By: 0038 DAYS ADOThis is a source controlled drawing item. Approved source is 1GBE2 627740-2. The solicitation is an RFQ and will be available at the link provided in this notice. Hard copies of this solicitation are not available. The items furnished must meet the requirements of the drawing cited in the solicitation. Digitized drawings and Military Specifications and Standards may be retrieved, or ordered, electronically. All responsible sources may submit a quote which, if timely received, shall be considered. Quotes must be submitted electronically.

Modernize Services BBG Television and Radio Program Systems

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published July 1, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are continuing the process of modernizing and upgrading its television and radio broadcast and production systems in its Washington DC headquarters. The BBG requires support from contractors specializing in all aspects of television and radio broadcast systems, studio set design and fabrication and lighting design; and acquisition, installation and technical integration services. The majority of tasks assigned will be less than one million dollars. These tasks may be independent, or may augment other major projects in progress. It is anticipated that a significant amount of the work will be performed in the Washington, DC metro area; however the agency has bureaus within the continental United States that may need similar services.OBJECTIVE (a) The objective of this solicitation is to obtain broadcast technical services and equipment on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) - Task Order / Delivery Order (TO/DO) basis from qualified small business contractors based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Although the primary supplies (e.g., equipment, sets, and systems) and services (engineering, design, training, logistics, or acquisition) required under this contract relate to television and radio production and on-air broadcasting, it must be noted that various portions of VOA's television and radio facilities consist of state-of-the-art, information technology (IT) based integrated digital broadcast systems. (b) This Statement of Work (SOW) describes the types of task areas that will be referenced within each individual TO/DO. Each TO/DO will have its own unique SOW that will specify the work to be performed, the location or locations of the work, the schedule for completion of work, the deliverables, the acceptance criteria, and any special requirements related to that specific TO/DO. Each TO/DO will be competitively bid among the firms awarded this IDIQ Contract, and the Government will issue a Firm-Fixed-Price TO/DO prior to commencement of work on that TO/DO.

DISH Network Satellite Television Programing

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published July 22, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for annual subscription satellite television programing commercial items brand name specific, Dish Network located at Office of Naval Intelligence, Suitland Road Maryland, 20395-5720. See attached Justification and Approval.  This annual subscription is for programming only and will NOT require any installation or hardware.  The requiring agency has the necessary equipment and an exosting account number - a new account number is not needed.  This synopsis/solicitation is prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular current to 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 515210 with a small business size standard of $38.5M. Period of performance includes a base and two option years.The following is a list of the programming services required (Installation or hardware not required):Eleven receivers:Basic channels only (an example is Americas Top 120)Arabic Elite SuperChinese Great Wall TVFrenchBouquetSix receivers:Arabic Elite SuperChinese Great Wall TVPan-African: BouquetInternational BasicThe government intends to issue a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) award based on the lowest priced technically acceptable (LPTA) quote. In order to be considered for award, the quote must be determined to be technically acceptable. Offerors providing the required television programming services will be considered technically acceptable. Criteria under the LPTA process are judged on a pass-fail basis only. No other rating or qualitative value will be assigned. Price shall be evaluated only on quotes deemed technical acceptable. Quote submittal must, at a minimum show: (1) solicitation number, (2) price, (3) name, address, and telephone number of offeror, (4) Taxpayer Identification Number, (5) CAGE Code and (6) DUNS Number. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award. All questions should be submitted to klangdon@nmic.navy.mil by 3:00 p.m. on July 29, 2016.

VOA TV Programming Advisor

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published April 19, 2016
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The Voice of America (VOA) has a requirement for a Contractor to perform/provide non-personal expert "advisory and assistance" services, including analytical services as they may be required, to support the VOA in the performance of its entire worldwide broadcasting public diplomacy mission in the most effective, timely and cost effective manner practicable. The Contractor shall specifically focus his/her efforts from both the strategic (mid-term and long-term) and tactical (short-term) perspectives, on evaluating the results of research available to VOA (including but not limited to survey and focus group research) and other available research and discussions with residents in target areas to advise the VOA with respect to television programming, multimedia products, services and methodologies, as well as the use and development of programming on over-the-top, terrestrial, and satellite broadcasting to attract substantial target audiences as determined/specified in writing by the VOA Representative. The focus is to provide advisory and assistance services to the VOA in the development of television broadcasting streams/channels in existing and future VOA territories. The main focus of the work will be to recommend and implement plans and methods as approved by VOA to pursue television broadcasting in the area targeted at a young audience.    

NLS/BPH Television Advertisement Development and Distribution

Library of Congress, Contracts Services | Published March 22, 2016  -  Deadline May 5, 2016
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The National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), within the Library of Congress (LOC) is seeking contractors who can develop, produce, and distribute a commercial for national distribution over broadcast and/or cable stations, including Hallmark, TV Land, the History Channel, Lifetime, USA Network, and AMC for a three-week period (flight) four times within one year. To increase opportunities for exposure, the agency proposes to produce a high-quality video advertisement and distribute it across national media outlets for airing in daytime, prime time, and evening hours. Please see the attached DRAFT RFP for details.

58--MONITOR,TELEVISION

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 2, 2015
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No Description Provided

Television Reporter for Voice of America-Latin America Division

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published December 29, 2014  -  Deadline January 13, 2015
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(i) THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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) Solicitation No. BBG50-R-15-0017 is issued as a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-078, dated December 26, 2014. (iv) This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510 with a small business size standard of $7.5M. (v) The contractor shall provide the Contract Line Items as shown in the Attachment A titled “Price Schedule”. The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price proposal for a base period of three (3) months and three (3) option periods of three (3) months each. (vi) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. anticipates a need (subject to availability of funding) for Independent Contractor to provide Television Reporter services as described in Attachment C titled “Statement of Work (SOW)”. The Offeror selected for award must be able to successfully pass a BBG security investigation. (vii) The Government anticipates making an award under this Solicitation on/or about on January 20, 2015 and no later than January 31, 2015. The Base Period of award will be three (3) months and the subsequent Option Periods, if exercised, will follow sequentially for a total contract duration not to exceed twelve (12) months. The Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act. (viii) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services. Offeror’s minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to: 1) Offeror’s Qualifications - The Offeror shall provide their resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English language; 2) Experience – The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ix) and (2) and a Price Proposal in accordance with (ix). The Price Proposal must contain a copy of Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal. (ix) The Government will award a Commercial Items, Firm-Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services Purchase Order resulting from this RFP to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the RFP will provide the best value to the Government, based on technical, past performance, and price. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PAST PERFORMANCE FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS’ TECHNICAL AND PRICE PROPOSALS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS’ PROPOSALS: 1) A narrative detailing the approach that they will take to meet the requirement. The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the required Associate Producer services stated herein. The offeror must submit a brief description of its company's business and provide a company point of contact including address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and if applicable, the company's web-page address. (Technical Approach); 2) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Associate Producer in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. An Offeror should include recent examples (within the past three (3) years) demonstrating its experience in providing/performing Associate Producer services required under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. Examples provided should be of the same and/or similar services specified herein. (Experience) 3) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Television Reporter in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. Detailed information on past performance and relevant contracts for same and/or similar services with a minimum of three (3) references including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and email addresses (i.e., the point of contact who can verify performance) Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), in the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Offerors shall use Attachment B – Past Performance References to submit their past performance references. (Past Performance) and 4) A Separate Price Proposal showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. The prices shall be provided in United States dollars. The Price Proposal must contain Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the offeror. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Proposals must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD. (xi) The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: I. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer will appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause) II. EXERCISING OF OPTIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT: The Government reserves the right to unilaterally exercise the options in Attachment A titled "Price Schedule." The Parties agree that the Government may partially exercise and fund any options in Attachment A and may do so multiple times up to the point that the option has been fully exercised and funded. The Contractor, however, will not be entitled to any additional compensation beyond that associated with the amount of the option exercise. In the event that BBG does not give written notice to exercise an option, the contract will expire at the end of the existing period of performance (the Base Period or Option Period) as applicable. Additionally, the parties agree that, in the event the BBG decides not to exercise any options, BBG will have no further obligation to the Contractor under this contract other than to pay for services actually rendered by the Contractor to BBG hereunder. (End of Clause) III. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period. The Government’s obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) (xii) FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of 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; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332) (xiii) Additional FAR provisions and clauses incorporated by reference and applicable to this solicitation and the proposed subsequent contract are: 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract. (xiv) A Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) assigned rating is not applicable to this acquisition. (xv) Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral, faxed or emailed proposals will not be accepted. Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Myria Carpenter by email (proposalquestionMEDC@bbg.gov) or fax (202-382-7870) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on January 5, 2015. Technical Proposals shall be submitted as an original and three (3) copies and Price Proposals shall be submitted as an original and one (1) copy. All proposals must be sent via courier or overnight delivery and must be received before the deadline set forth above. Proposals should be sent to the Attn: Myria Carpenter, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Contracts, 330 C Street, SW, Room 4007 F, Washington, DC 20237 before January 13, 2015, at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time. NO FAXED OR EMAILED PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. (xvi) Contact: Myria Carpenter, Contracting Officer, email: mecarpen@bbg.gov. All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by the Agency.

Z--Bldg 56-RM 1012 TV/Monitor Install

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation | Published December 11, 2014
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IGF::OT::IGF B-56 RM 1012 TV MONITOR - INSTALLATION

RFERL TV Program Placement -Kyrgyzstan

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published February 26, 2016  -  Deadline March 11, 2016
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General InformationDocument Type: Combined Synopsis/SolicitationSolicitation Number: BBG-73-R-16-0009Posted Date: February 26, 2016Original Response Date: March 11, 2016 Contracting Officer Address:Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)Attn: Cherylynn Peters, Contract Officer330 Independence Avenue, SW Suite 4360Washington, DC 20237 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 separate WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. The solicitation number BBG-73-R-16-0009 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of Broadcasting Services, in support of the Broadcasting Board of Governors 330 Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C., 20237. SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK:The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), Office of Strategy and Development (OSD) in Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking TV Network in Kyrgyzstan with Nationwide coverage that has the ability to reach mass audience in Kyrgyzstan cable/terrestrial with a reputation for producing fair and accurate news programming. The preferred Network shall broadcast RFERL program for 30 minutes with potential expansion to one hour Monday-Friday prime time between 8 - 10 p.m., with the airing not varying more than two minutes from the time agreed upon. Samples can be found here: http://www.rferl.org/howtolisten/KY/ondemand.html The preferred Network shall provide a TV studio with dimensions to accommodate (at minimum) the following:• five (5) cameras/pedestals• professional switcher/audio/character generator and video playout• ability to light small discussion show (3+1) and studio audience of up to 20-25 people• professional tv crew to operate and shoot Radio Azattyk's TV programs on a regular basis in cooperation with Azattyk's Bishkek bureau. BBG is authorized to produce program in any way it sees fit, so long as it does not violate the laws of Kyrgyzstan. Network shall broadcast the program in its entirety, without alteration, abridgement or excerption. However, Network shall have the right to determine whether the program is in accordance with the laws of Kyrgyzstan. Program shall be transmitted by BBG via satellite or Internet/FTP - with technical details of the transmission to the Network(s) and feed transmission times to be mutually agreed upon. Each party shall identify points of contact to discuss any alteration of the program's scheduled playback, or other technical or administrative details in advance.

Installation Of Closed Circuit Television And Electronic Access Control System

Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service (USSS) | Published September 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 28, 2015
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See the attached RFQ file for details.

Director, Transport and Vertical Structures (TVS)

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published July 22, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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Director, Transport and Vertical Structures (TVS) Full-Time, Personal Services Contractor (PSC) This position will serve as a full time Personal Services Contractor (PSC) within the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). DCO, through its Division of Infrastructure, Environment, and Private Sector is responsible for the development and oversight of MCC's infrastructure investments (which account for two-thirds of the agency's portfolio), private sector development programs and partnerships, and the environmental and social performance of all MCC projects. The pay range for this position is $55.10 - $77.22 per hour, inclusive of Washington, DC locality pay. Please see attached documentation for additional information and instructions on how to apply.

Director, Transport and Vertical Structures (TVS)

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published June 19, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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Director, Transport and Vertical Structures (TVS) Full-Time, Personal Services Contractor (PSC) This position will serve as a full time Personal Services Contractor (PSC) within the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). DCO, through its Division of Infrastructure, Environment, and Private Sector is responsible for the development and oversight of MCC's infrastructure investments (which account for two-thirds of the agency's portfolio), private sector development programs and partnerships, and the environmental and social performance of all MCC projects. The pay range for this position is $55.10 - $77.22 per hour, inclusive of Washington, DC locality pay. Please see attached documentation for additional information and instructions on how to apply.

Ukraine USIM TV Focus Groups

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published August 4, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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Ukraine USIM TV Focus Groups Combined Synopsis/Solicitation BBG50-S-15-00062 (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) The solicitation number: BBG50-S-15-00062 is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be issued using simplified acquisitions procedures, Sub Part 13 and 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-072 dated July 2, 2015. (iv) The Contracting Officer (CO) has found and determined that the nature of the services to be provided is appropriate for a full & open procurement. This is a 100% total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 541910 WITH A SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARD OF $ 7.0 M. (v) The Contractor shall provide the following: The BBG is interested to evaluate USIM (US International Media) television products in multiple locations in Ukraine to understand how audiences are responding to the programming and make sure RFE/RL and VOA are developing programs of interest and value to the Ukrainian population. •1. Examine how each show impacts viewers understanding of events: Do the shows help the audience to understand events in their country and the region? How so? How does each of the shows do this? What does each offer? •2. Assess the relevancy of coverage for the audience. How do potential viewers rate the relevancy of each of the programs? Which program is more relevant for the audience? Is there enough coverage of local events/regional events/international events? •3. Understand programs' content is viewed in light of other available information. Is any content exclusive on any of the shows? What is missing from each show? What would set each show apart from other available news shows? What would make the shows more interesting (content wise)? •4. Assess the shows' production levels. What do viewers think of the visual aspects of each show? How does it compare to other programs available on television? How could presentation be improved further? METHODOLOGY The questions above are best addressed by a focus group study. Four focus group sessions of 90 minutes each should take place in Kyiv and Kharkiv. One group in each location should be in Russian and one in Ukrainian. Each group should have 8-10 participants. All participants should be: •· 25-40. •· All participants should have at least secondary education. •· A balance of men and women should be included in each group. •· All participants should understand Russian and Ukrainian, but one group in each location should contain Russian-language-dominant participants and the other should be made up of Ukrainian-language-dominant participants. •· All participants should be interested in international and domestic affairs. •· All participants should access news via television at least weekly. •· All participants should be potential users; none should be regular (weekly) users of RFE/RL or VOA television products. •· All participants should have internet access and the opportunity to watch video online To prepare for the focus group discussions, all participants should complete a comprehensive home exercise of approximately 3 hours 20 minutes of viewing. The home exercise should consist of the following components: •· 2 episodes of "Current Time" •· 2 episodes of VOA's "Chas-Time" •· 1 episode of RFE/RL's "Schemes" •· RFE/RL's "Vasha Svoboda" and "Donbas.Realii" online •· VOA's program in Russian "Studiya Vashington" online Participants will record their impressions of each episode viewing in a diary. The total diary effort is approximately 2 hours. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFEROR Offeror will be responsible for managing all logistical aspects of the project above and should engage local support staff as necessary to complete the following: •· Screener. BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, will provide a draft screening questionnaire within one week of contract award that the Offeror will format and translate into Ukrainian and Russian. Offeror will be welcome to offer suggestions for improvement. •· Recruiting participants. Offeror will recruit all participants according to the screening criteria listed above. Offeror will discuss proposed recruitment methods in the proposal. At least one week prior to the start of the first focus group session, the Offeror will provide a brief description of the composition of the groups in terms of age, gender, occupation, etc. Offeror should recruit 8 participants for each group in addition to 2-3 alternatives in case any of the original participants are unable to participate or have not satisfactorily completed the home exercise. •· Home exercise questionnaire. BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, will provide the draft home exercise within two weeks of contract award. Offeror will be welcome to offer suggestions for improvement and is expected to format and translate the home exercise questionnaire into Ukrainian and Russian. BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, reserves the right to review the translation. •· Focus group guide. BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, will provide the draft focus group guide within three weeks of contract award. Offeror will be welcome to offer suggestions for improvement and is expected to format and translate the focus group guide into Ukrainian and Russian. BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, reserves the right to review the translation. •· Focus group moderator. Offeror will provide a trained and experienced moderator for the groups. In their proposal, Offeror will detail the proposed moderator's experience with focus groups in general and specify experience with media-related focus groups, if any. The moderator should complete the same home exercise as the participants prior to the groups. •· Translation. Arrange for simultaneous translation from Lithuanian into English or Russian if any groups are conducted in Ukrainian since RFE/RL observation (fluent in English and Russian) is anticipated. •· Recording of focus groups. Audio and/or video record all aspects of research necessary for full and accurate data collection, transcript generation and inclusion of illustrative samples in the final analytical report. Offeror will film focus groups and film should be high quality with clear sound. If participants do not consent to videotaping, audio recordings are acceptable. •· Written summary of focus groups. Offeror will provide a 2-3 page written summary of the focus groups in idiomatic English within one week after the final focus group session. •· Written analytical report. Offeror will analyze all resulting data, write and edit final analytic report (see Deliverables) for review, editing and acceptance by the BBG, via the Market Insight staff at RFE/RL, within four weeks of the final focus group session. (See Statement of Work for more details). (vi) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52-212-1 instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation FAR Provisions and clauses may be obtained from the internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate the ability and experience in providing the required services. See attached Statement of Work (SOW) for details (Attached pdf document). (vii) Work can begin upon the issue of a contract. The Government will award a Commercial Item, Firm-Fixed Order resulting from this RFP to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the RFP will be most advantageous to the Government, based on technical, price and past performance in the solicitation. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. See Statement of Work for Selection Criteria. The following factors listed in order of importance shall be addressed in the technical proposals and shall be used to evaluate proposals: Qualifications Pricing (Best Value to the Government) Past Performance Best Value is defined as the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the government's estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement, in accordance with FAR 2.101. The Government reserves the right to make a selection based upon the initial quote submissions so the offeror should submit its best terms in the initial quote. The government may also determine to make no award. Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), in the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorable on past performance, and In the event offerors did not complete the responsibility and certification portion of the SAM registration they shall include completed copy of the provision at FAR Subpart 52.212-3 (Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items) with its offer. To ensure consideration for the intended solicitation, PLEASE include the solicitation title and number on your proposal BBG50-S-15-00062. This provision can be found at the following website https://www.acquisition.gov/Far/; if requested by an offeror, a copy of FAR subpart 52.212-3 can be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. There are no addenda to the provision. (ix) The provision at FAR Subpart 52.212-2 [Evaluation of Commercial Items] is hereby incorporated by reference into this combined synopsis/solicitation. The below-stated technical evaluation sub factors, when combined, are significantly more important than price in the BBG's overall evaluation of an Offeror's proposal. Past performance will also be considered [see FAR Subpart 15.304 (Evaluation Factors and Significant Sub factors)]. In order to help the Government in its evaluation of past performance, Offerors shall provide at least three (3) current references for similar contracts. The technical evaluation sub factors in descending order of importance are compliance with the technical requirements specified herein and ability to deliver on or before the stated PoP requirement. (x) Offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer. (xi) The clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. There are no addenda to the clause. (xii) FAR Clause 52.212-5 [Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items] applies to this acquisition and incorporates the following clauses: FAR Clause 52.203-6 [Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government, with Alternate I (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402)]; FAR Clause 52.222-21 [Prohibition of Segregated Facilities]; FAR Clause 52.222-26 [Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246)]; FAR Clause 52.222-35 [Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212)]; FAR Clause 52.222-36 [Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793)]; FAR Clause 52.225-1 [Buy American Act - Supplies (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d)]; FAR Clause 52.232-18 [Availability of Funds]; FAR Clause 52.232-33 [Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer -- Central Contractor Registration (31 U.S.C. 3332)]; FAR Clause 52.239-1 [Privacy or Security Safeguards (5 U.S.C. 552a)]; FAR Clause 52.217-8 Extend Term of Contract. (xiii) The Offeror shall note an award will be made based on Firm-fixed Price and review of the Technical Capabilities, Experience and Pricing, Client will assess the following in determining award. 1. Offeror's demonstrated experience conducting focus group research in Ukraine; 2. Offeror's demonstrated experience conducting media related qualitative studies in Ukraine and producing actionable analytical reporting on such studies; 3. Professional qualifications and experience of proposed moderator, the proposed writer of the analytical report and other project staff; 4. Proposed participant recruitment methods; and 5. Ability to complete the project in a timely manner. Proposals shall be priced on a firm-fixed price for the Statement of Work. The Contractor's proposed prices shall include wages; overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit. (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned ratings are not applicable to this acquisition. (xv) The deadline for Questions is COB on August 11, 2015. Amendment with Questions & Answers expected to be posted by COB on August 13, 2015. Offerors shall submit a Price Proposal that states the Offeror's proposed firm-fixed-price for the Statement of Work attached. Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. EST on August 18, 2015 at the following address: Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts, suite 4360, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20237, Attention: Ms. Seneca Belinfontie. If emailing proposal, please send to sbelinfo@voanews.com and follow-up with a phone call to Ms. Seneca Belinfontie @ (202) 203-4944 to confirm receipt. (xvi) Information regarding this combined synopsis/solicitation can be obtained by contacting the Contract Specialist, Ms. Seneca Belinfontie, at (202) 203-4944, or via e-mail at sbelinfo@voanews.com. Any Offeror may submit an offer, which shall be considered by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

VOA TV Programming Advisor

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published March 14, 2016  -  Deadline March 25, 2016
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Broadcasting Board of GovernorsConsultant - TV Programming Advisory and Assistance (non-personal service)Combination ServicesSynopsis: THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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 and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-087, dated March 6, 2016. (iii) Solicitation No. BBG50-R-16-0009AM is issued as a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. The North American Classification System Code is 711510/541618(iv) This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510/541618 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.BACKGROUND:The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. is seeking an independent consultant to provide advisory and assistance services to the BBG in the development of television broadcasting streams/channels in existing and future Voice of America (VOA) territories as described in Attachment A titled "Statement of Work (SOW)". The individual consultant selected for award must be able to successfully pass a US Federal Government security investigation.The Government anticipates awarding a single Blank Purchase Agreement under this Solicitation on/or about on April 1st and no later than April 11th, 2016 for the requested services. The Period of performance of the BPA shall be effective April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017. There is no projected minimum or maximum amount of assignments known at this time - all work will be on an "as needed basis" at the directive of the VOA Language Programming Director. The Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act. (v) The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price proposal for a base period of twelve (12) months (by hourly rate) plus one option year period (exercisable at the sole discretion of the BBG). (vi) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.Offeror's minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to: 1) Offeror's Qualifications - The Offeror shall provide their resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English and Spanish languages.2) Experience - The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers.3) Price Proposal - Price per hourINTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ix) and (2) and a Price Proposal. The Price Proposal must contain a copy of Attachment A entitled "Price Schedule" which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal.(vii) The Government will award a single Blank Purchase Award, Firm-Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services Purchase Order resulting from this RFP to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforming to the RFP shall provide the best value to the Government, based on technical, past performance, and price. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PAST PERFORMANCE FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS' TECHNICAL AND PRICE PROPOSALS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS' PROPOSALS: 1) The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the requested deliverables stated herein. The offeror shall submit a brief description of its company's business and provide a company point of contact including address, e-mail address, telephone number and if applicable, the company's web-page address. (Technical Approach); 2) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualifications of the proposed advisory services in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. The Offeror shall include recent examples (within the past five (5) years) demonstrating its experience in advisory services in the BBG's preferred area of interest required under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. Examples provided should be of the same and/or similar services specified herein. (Experience) Offerors shall use Attachment B - Past Performance References to submit their past performance references. (Past Performance) and 3) A Separate Price Proposal showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable.

RFERL TV Program Placement -Kyrgyzstan

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 18, 2016
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General InformationDocument Type: Combined Synopsis/SolicitationSolicitation Number: BBG-73-R-16-0012Posted Date: March 31, 2016Original Response Date: April 18, 2016 Contracting Officer Address:Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)Attn: Cherylynn Peters, Contract Officer330 Independence Avenue, SW Suite 4360Washington, DC 20237 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 separate WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. The solicitation number BBG-73-R-16-0012 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of Broadcasting Services, in support of the Broadcasting Board of Governors 330 Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C., 20237. SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK:The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), Office of Strategy and Development (OSD) in Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking TV Network in Kyrgyzstan with Nationwide coverage that has the ability to reach mass audience in Kyrgyzstan cable/terrestrial with a reputation for producing fair and accurate news programming. The preferred Network shall broadcast RFERL program for 30 minutes with potential expansion to one hour Monday-Friday prime time between 8 - 10 p.m., with the airing not varying more than two minutes from the time agreed upon. Samples can be found here: http://www.rferl.org/howtolisten/KY/ondemand.html The preferred Network shall provide a TV studio with dimensions to accommodate (at minimum) the following:• five (5) cameras/pedestals• professional switcher/audio/character generator and video playout• ability to light small discussion show (3+1) and studio audience of up to 20-25 people• professional tv crew to operate and shoot Radio Azattyk's TV programs on a regular basis in cooperation with Azattyk's Bishkek bureau. BBG is authorized to produce program in any way it sees fit, so long as it does not violate the laws of Kyrgyzstan. Network shall broadcast the program in its entirety, without alteration, abridgement or excerption. However, Network shall have the right to determine whether the program is in accordance with the laws of Kyrgyzstan. Program shall be transmitted by BBG via satellite or Internet/FTP - with technical details of the transmission to the Network(s) and feed transmission times to be mutually agreed upon. Each party shall identify points of contact to discuss any alteration of the program's scheduled playback, or other technical or administrative details in advance. PAYMENT AND BILLINGPayment from BBG shall be in arrears in United States Dollars (USD), net 30 days upon proper invoice. The broadcast fee to be paid to the Network shall be reduced for failure to broadcast the BBG provided programs. No invoices shall be paid for the period when the Network does not broadcast the provided programs. BROADCAST EFFECTIVE DATESEffective date for this procurement shall be June 1, 2016. Duration of this procurement shall be twelve (12) months ending May 31, 2017, with one (1), one-year option year period available to be exercised partially or in full subject to the availability of funding.   EVALUATION CRITERIA: INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: a Price Proposal in accordance with (i) and a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ii). The Price Proposal must contain a copy of (Attachment A) entitled "Price Schedule" which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website (www.SAM.gov). The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal.The Offeror shall submit a proposal that delineates its technical ability and relevant expertise to perform the work described in the Statement of Work (SOW), including reaching audience throughout Kyrgyzstan. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will represent the Best Value to the Government. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (i) Price (for the base period and one option year period)June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 (ii) Technical Proposala. Experience - 5 years minimum in TV broadcast programming b. Technical Qualifications - TV studio and crew equipped to consistently broadcast RFERL programming at preferred time, five days per week with no or minimal pre-emptions.c. Capability - to reach mass audiences located in Kyrgyzstan. (iii) Past Performance -the offeror's past performance in working with BBG's broadcasters and in contract compliance regarding pre-emptions shall be considered. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: The Offeror shall list its experience with supporting documentation. PAST PERFORMANCE (iii): (ATTACHMENT B) The offeror shall submit three (3) past performance examples of current or previous contracts within the past three (3) years immediately preceding the issuance of this solicitation to be considered recent. Past performance information must include name of agency serviced or being serviced, name, telephone number and email address of agency point of contact; contract number, value of contract, nature of work performed, and the period of performance. Offerors are advised that the Government may use past performance information obtained from centralized past performance databases and sources other than those identified by the offerors and the information obtained may be used for both the responsibility determination and the best value decision. The absence of past performance data will be rated neither favorably nor unfavorably. Contracts listed may include those entered into with Government agencies or the private sector. For contractors with no relevant corporate past performance, the Government may take into account information regarding the past performance of predecessor companies, key personnel with relevant past performance. Offers will not be accepted from agents; from principals only.BASIS FOR AWARDThe procurement is being conducted under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12 Commercial Items. The BBG's evaluation will be based on best-value principles. Accordingly, award will be made to the responsible and technically acceptable offer whose quote provides the greatest overall value to the Government, price and other factors considered. The best value determination will be accomplished by evaluating the value of difference in technical capabilities based on their strengths, weaknesses, and risks and price. In making this comparison technical is more important than price, if the technical capabilities are equal among the quoters than price will become the determining factor. Past performance will be evaluated, however will not be given a score in determination of award.The Government reserves the right to make a selection based upon the initial proposals submissions so the offeror should submit its best terms in the initial proposal.BASE PERIOD: Effective date for this procurement shall be June 1, 2016 ending May 31, 2017 (12 months).OPTION PERIOD(S): Prior to the end of the Base Period, this agreement may be extended, confirmed in writing, for one (1) additional, one-year period under the same terms and conditions as the Base Period. The total duration of the Agreement including extensions shall not exceed two (2) years or through May 31, 2018. Option Year 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 BBG may extend the term of this Agreement by written notice to Broadcasting Entity within seven (7) calendar days of the Agreement's expiration; provided that BBG gives Broadcasting Entity a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least thirty (30) days before the Agreement expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the BBG to an extension. The Parties agree that BBG may partially exercise any option and may do so multiple times up to the point that the option has been fully exercised. Broadcasting Entity, however, will not be entitled to any compensation beyond the total amount of the option exercised. If BBG partially executes an option, Broadcasting Entity's sole obligation is to provide the ordered portion and BBG's sole obligation is pay for the ordered portion. If BBG partially executes an option, BBG's partial execution will not imply BBG will execute the remainder of the option. If BBG partially executes the option and does not execute the remainder of the option, BBG will have no further obligation under the contract to Broadcasting Entity, that is, BBG's entire obligation to Broadcasting Entity will be to pay for the ordered portion (and any previously ordered portions). The option year period is subject to the availability of funds per FAR 52.232-19.   52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.As prescribed in 32.706-1(b), insert the following clause: AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR (APR 1984)Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond May 31, 2017. The Government's obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond May 31, 2017, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) Offers are due no later than 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 18, 2016 via mail carriers of delivery to the address shown above or by e-mail to cpeters@bbg.gov and amartine@bbg.gov. NO FAX PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All offers must be signed. Offers shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Proposals must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: I. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer will appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause) Proposals that do not include pricing for the option period shall be deemed incomplete and will not be eligible for review. QUESTIONS: If the offeror is uncertain as to any requirements of the specification(s), such questions should be directed to the Contracting Officer. Questions should be submitted via email to cpeters@bbg.gov and amartine@bbg.gov. Questions must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Questions which are not submitted in writing or are submitted after 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 7, 2016, will not be addressed. Responses to the questions submitted, if/as appropriate, will be responded to via an amendment to the solicitation only, which will be posted to FEDBIZOPPS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: TELEPHONE INQUIRES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.This acquisition is being solicited as Full and Open Competition. The associated NAICS code for this procurement is 515111/515120. The Government intends to award a Single Firm-Fixed Price contract but reserves the right to make multiple awards as a result of this solicitation. APPLICABILITY OF FAR PROVISIONS:

Protrack TV Annual Support and 3rd Party Software

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published December 14, 2015  -  Deadline December 21, 2015
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The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 and Subpart 13.5, intends to issue a Sole Source Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for Protrack TV annual support and 3rd party software. These commercial items will be procured in accordance with format of Subpart 12.6 and supplemented with additional information in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The authority for acquiring quotes on a sole-source basis with Myers Information Systems is made under authority of 41 U.S. C. 253(c)(1) and Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, which provides for limiting competition from only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy the agency requirements. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541511. This Solicitation Number BBG50-Q-16-T009-00002 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) that will result in a single award of a Firm Fixed Price Contract using FAR Part 12.6 and 13.5 (Contract by Commercial Items and SAP) procedures to provide (1) each Protrack TV Annual Support Fee which includes one DTV Module support and (20) each services #RD Party Software annual support fee for Broadcasting Board of Governor Office of Engineering and Technical Services, 330 Independence Ave, SW, 330 Independence Ave, SW, Room #4066C, Cohen Building, Washington, DC 20237-0001. The government reserves the right to make an award on the initial quote without discussions of this procurement. This requirement will be a Base Year contract 12/27/2015 - 12/26/2016 and (4) option years award. The Statement of Work and Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition will also be attached.The following clauses and provisions are incorporated and are to remain in full force in any resultant firm-fixed price purchase order; FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees Of Whistleblower Rights, FAR 52.204-19, Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications, FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Jun 2008); FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Oct 2008); FAR 52.212-5, Contracts Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; FAR 52.213-1 Fast Payment Procedures; FAR 52.216-23 Execution and Commencement of work; FAR 52.216-24 limitation of Government Liability; FAR 52.216-25 Contract Definitization; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran - Certification FAR 52.212-5; 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; 52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award; 52.213-2 Invoices; 52.216-18; 52-217-5 Evaluation of Options; FAR 52.233-3 Protest after Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim; FAR 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items. Questions must be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist at the email address or facsimile number provided at the end of this notice. Questions must be submitted in writing by email to: ccsugg@bbg.gov. Quotes shall be submitted as an original and to my email before the deadline. Quotes should be addressed to ATTN: Cynthia Sugg, Broadcasting Board of Governors, International Broadcasting Bureau, Office of Contracts, 330 Independence Ave., SW, Room 4360-18, Washington, DC 20237 by 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time on 17 December 2015. The point of contact for this requirement is Cynthia Sugg, Contract Specialist who can be reached via email at ccsugg@bbg.gov. All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by the Agency.  

TV Directors-Voice of America/Broadcast Operations 2015

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published November 17, 2014  -  Deadline December 3, 2014
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(i) THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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) Solicitation No. BBG50-R-15-0004 issued as a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-077, dated November 15, 2014. (iv) This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes for this acquisition are 512110, 512191 and 711510 with small business size standards of $ 32.5M, $32M and 7.5M respectively. (v) The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price proposal for a base period of three (3) months and three (3) option periods of three (3) months each. Multiple awards will be considered for this requirement at the discretion of the Government. (vi) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. anticipates awarding multiple Non-Personal Services Purchase Orders with Independent Contractors for Television Director Services as described in the attached Statement of Work (SOW) subject to the availability of funding. The Offerors selected for an award must be able to successfully pass a BBG security investigation. (vii) The Government anticipates making multiple awards under this Solicitation on/or about on December 22, 2014 and no later than December 28, 2014. The Base Period of award will be three (3) months with three (3) subsequent three (3) month Option Periods that , if exercised, will follow sequentially for a total contract duration not to exceed twelve (12) months. The Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act. (viii) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services. Offeror's minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to: 1) Offeror's Qualifications- The Offeror shall provide their resumethat includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English language; 2) Experience - The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ix) and (2) and a Price Proposal in accordance with (ix). The Price Proposal must contain a copy of Attachment A entitled "Price Schedule" which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal. (ix) The Government will award Commercial Items, Firm-Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services Purchase Orders resulting from this RFP to the responsible offerors whose offer conforming to the RFP will provide the best value to the Government, based on technical, past performance, and price. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PAST PERFORMANCE FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS' TECHNICAL AND PRICE PROPOSALS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS' PROPOSALS: 1) A narrative detailing the approach that they will take to meet the requirement. The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the required services stated herein. The offeror must submit a brief description of its company's business and provide a company point of contact including address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and if applicable, the company's web-page address. (Technical Approach); 2) Recent examples (within the past three (3) years) demonstrating its experience in providing the services required under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. Examples provided should be of the same and/or similar services specified herein. (Experience) 3) Detailed information on past performance and relevant contracts for same and/or similar services with a minimum of one (1) reference(s) including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and email addresses (i.e., the point of contact who can verify performance) Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), in the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Offerors shall use Attachment B - Past Performance References to submit their past performance references. (Past Performance) and 4) A Separate Price Proposal showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. The prices shall be provided in United States dollars. The Price Proposal must contain Attachment A entitled "Service and Price Schedule"which must be filled out by the offeror. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Proposals must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD. Summary of Proposal Items Required: List Solicitation number and title of statement of work on each proposal item. If responding to multiple statements of work listed in this solicitation, separate proposal packages are required for each statement of work offeror is responding to. Separate proposal packages are required for each individual key personnel submitting under this solicitation. Each proposal shall have each item below to be considered as submitting a complete proposal package: - Resume - Narrative [detailing how the offeror (and /or each individual key person) would meet the Technical Requirements listed on the Statement of Work] - Price Proposal (Attachment A Sheets) - Past Performance (Attachment B sheet) - SAM registration information in (x) (xi) The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: I. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer will appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause) II. EXERCISING OF OPTIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT: The Government reserves the right to unilaterally exercise the options in Attachment A entitled "Price Schedule." The Parties agree that the Government may partially exercise and fund any options in Attachment A and may do so multiple times up to the point that the option has been fully exercised and funded. The Contractor, however, will not be entitled to any additional compensation beyond that associated with the amount of the option exercise. In the event that BBG does not give written notice to exercise an option, the contract will expire at the end of the existing period of performance (the Base Period or Option Period) as applicable. Additionally, the parties agree that, in the event the BBG decides not to exercise any options, BBG will have no further obligation to the Contractor under this contract other than to pay for services actually rendered by the Contractor to BBG hereunder. (End of Clause) (xii) FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-7 System for Award Management; 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of 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; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332) (xiii) Additional FAR provisions and clauses incorporated by reference and applicable to this solicitation and the proposed subsequent contract are: 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract. (xiv) A Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) assigned rating is not applicable to this acquisition. (xv) Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization and/ or the individual offeror. Proposals will be accepted via courier, e-mail or hand-delivery. Oral and faxed proposals will not be accepted. Questions: Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Patrice Abner by email (pabner@bbg.gov) and received before the deadline of 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on November 25, 2014. No questions via phone will be accepted. Technical Proposals shall be submitted as an original and three (3) copies and Price Proposals shall be submitted as an original and one (1) copy (if submitting via e-mail, only one copy of each is required) . All proposals must be sent via courier or overnight delivery or via e-mail or hand-delivery and must be received before the deadline set forth above. Proposals are due at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Contracts, 330 C Street, SW, Room 4007 F, Washington, DC 20237 on December 3, 2014 at 5:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time.

Radio / TV Script Translator (Multimedia Reporter)

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published June 3, 2016  -  Deadline June 10, 2016
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(i) THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) to establish a Purchase Order. There will be no guaranteed minimum quantities purchased and the Government will be obligated only to the extent of the resulting Purchase Order. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order. Any resultant Purchase Order will be for one year.   (ii) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. anticipates establishing a Purchase Order for Radio / TV Script Translator (Multimedia Reporter) for Somali Service, Africa Division described in the attached Statement of Work (SOW) for the BBG/VOA Africa Division located at 330 Independence Ave, Washington DC. . This acquisition is being issued under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. (iii) The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510 with a small business size standard of $7.5 Million in average receipts for the past three (3) years. This is 100% total small business set-aside. (iv) The period of performance will begin on or about June 20, 2016 through June-19-2017. (v) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate the ability and experience in providing the required services.(vi) The Government will award a Commercial Item, Firm-Fixed-Price, Purchase Order resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offeror(s) whose offer conforming to the RFQ will be most advantageous to the Government, based on technical, price and past performance in the solicitation. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. Quote Submission: Separate Quote packages are required for each individual key personnel submitting under this RFQ.Interested contractors are required to submit the below documents to the BBG. 1) The Offeror shall provide their resume/Curriculum Vitae that includes work experience, education and specialized training. The offeror must display expertise in performing the requirements under the Scope of work in the attached Statement of Work. The resume includes the Offeror's resume/curriculum vitae and evidence of the Offeror's pertinent past performance that can be easily and quickly validated by the BBG. Dates (months/years) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. a) Past Performance References - The Offeror is required to provide no more than three (3) references from previous customers for same or similar services to the requirement. Offerors shall provide the references with the following information:(i) Reference's name and address, email and telephone number of contact person. (ii) References are also required for the on-site contractor whom will perform the services Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), in the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance 2) Price Quote: Offeror shall provide a Price Quote that states the Offeror's proposed annual Total Price based on Statement of Work (number of hours or assignments) that will be negotiated with the BBG. 3) Copy of US Citizenship, work permit, photo ID and/or visa. 4) Copy of active CCR Registration in SAM. HTTPS://www.sam.gov a) In the event offerors did not complete the responsibility and certification portion of the SAM registration they shall include completed copy of the provision at FAR Subpart 52.212-3 (Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items) with its offer. This provision can be found at the following website https://www.acquisition.gov/Far/; if requested by an offeror, a copy of FAR subpart 52.212-3 can be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer. SAM registration must be complete prior to Award. In addition, the offeror must agree to undergo a security background check. If the contractor fails to pass a security background check, the contract shall be terminated. To ensure consideration for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on each of your proposals. The contract labor categories are considered professional labor exempt from the Service Contract Act. EVALUATION FACTORS Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least. Factor #1 - Technical ability to include work experience, expertise, education and specialized training and Investigator credentials Factor #2 - Price Factor #3 - Past Performance (referred to in references) Basis for AwardThe procurement is being conducted under FAR Part 13. Best value is defined as the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government's estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement, in accordance with FAR 2.101.The Government reserves the right to make a selection based upon the initial proposal submissions so the offeror should submit its best terms in the initial proposal. The Government may also determine to make no award. A single offeror will be selected who is deemed responsible in accordance with FAR 9.104-1 and whose offer provides the Government with a best value solution. 52.252-1 -Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Provisions incorporated by reference: FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (Oct 2015);FAR 52. 212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014), FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (April 2016), FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Dec 2014); FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015)FAR 1952.232-91 - Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Invoice Payment Platform (IPP) (April 2016) Electronic Submission of Payment Requests Clause {FAR 32.905(b)}(a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) "Payment request means a bill, voucher, invoice, or request for contract financing payment with associated supporting documentation. The payment request must comply with the requirements identified in FAR 32.905(b), "Payment documentation and process" and the applicable Payment clause included in this contract. (2) [Reserved] (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests electronically using the Internet Payment Platform (IPP). Information regarding IPP is available on the Internet at www.ipp.gov. Assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bosJrb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. (c) ELECTRONIC INVOICING IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS CONTRACTIPP (Invoice Processing Platform) is the no cost on-line Treasury system being used at BBG for vendor invoicing and is a requirement of all new contract awards. The web address for the IPP billing system is www.ipp.gov. IPP is a very easy to navigate vendor invoicing system that allows you to directly attach invoice support (following format type: .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .rtf, .tif, .tiff, .xls, and .xlsx). Your invoices will directly route to your COR for review and approval and then to the financial system for review and processing. You will be able to view the approval process directly on-line. What do I do now?1. If you are already enrolled as an IPP user, follow the BBG notification steps below. 2. If you are not enrolled with IPP then go to the web page www.ipp.gov. In the middle of the page along the right there is a Vendors and "enroll now" button. The vendor requirements can be viewed at this link: https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm. Once you are enrolled with IPP follow the instructions below to notify BBG. BBG notificationEmail the BBG systems team at cfo-financial-systems-team@bbg.gov that you have enrolled in IPP and they will code you as an IPP vendor in our financial system. In the subject line of the email state, IPP vendor and your company name, see below for an example:"IPP vendor enroll - ABC Company"Once you are coded by the systems team you will receive a BBG vendor notification email and your contracts will be available in IPP for you to begin billing. The email notification will be addressed to the POC your company provided Treasury IPP when you registered. For assistance in enrolling and receiving your IPP password, Treasury toll free customer service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at 866-973-3131 and their email address is IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov. BBG is unable to register vendors into IPP or provide/reset passwords. (d) If alternate payment procedures are authorized, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer's written authorization with each payment request. (End of clause) QUESTIONS:Questions must be submitted in writing and only via email to Rehema Daya at rdaya@bbg.gov. No phone or fax questions will be accepted. Written questions must be submitted before June 08-2016 2:00 PM (EST) Responses to questions will be posted as an attachment under this request for quote. Submission of Quotes: ALL Quote packages MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE THE CLOSING DEADLINE to: Rehema Daya email address: rdaya@bbg.gov. The RFQ number (which is V001-16-IQ-00046RD) must be on the Subject line of each e-mailed quote package submission. NO FAX nor ORAL, nor COURIER-DELIVERED QUOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED. CLOSING DEADLINE: Friday June 10, 2016 @4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time