Local Telecommunications Services for General Mitchell IAP, WI
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command | Published October 21, 2015 - Deadline November 23, 2015
(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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 Number is FA8773-16-R-0004. The solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13.
(iii) The solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83.
(iv) This acquisition will utilize full and open competition; there are no set asides for small businesses. For this acquisition, a concern will be considered small under NAICS 517110 with size standard of less than 1500 employees.
(v) The contract line item numbers and items, quantities and units of measure pertaining to this requirement are identified on the Schedule B. The scope of the work to be acquired is set forth in the Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW and Schedule B are available for download via www.FBO.gov.
(vi) 38 CONS/LGCB has a requirement for local telephone exchange services at General Mitchell IAP, WI. Local telecommunication services shall include, as a minimum but not limited to: local access for ISDN PRI's, commercial business lines, directory number and number portability. The scope of the work to be acquired is set forth in the SOW. The SOW and Schedule B are available for download via www.FBO.gov.
(vii) This Communication Service Authorization (CSA) will have a five (5) year period of performance from date of award.
(viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition along with the following addenda to the provision:
(b) Submission of Offers.
1. General Instructions:
i. The Offeror's proposal must include all data and information requested herein and must be submitted in accordance with these instructions. Non-conformance with these instructions may result in an unfavorable proposal evaluation.
ii. Interested parties capable of providing the specified services must submit a written offer via email to Todd Barron, Todd.Barron@us.af.mil and Jackie Henn, Jacqueline.Henn@us.af.mil.
iii. Do not send as an executable or .exe file. Email size shall not exceed five megabytes. Any corrupted file or media containing a virus could result in the offer not being considered for award.
iv. Software Compatibility. Use a word processing and spreadsheet program compatible with Microsoft ® Word 2007 ® and Microsoft ® Excel 2007 ®. PDF is Adobe ® Portable Document Format.
v. Site Visit and Solicitation Questions. A pre-proposal conference is not scheduled for this site. However, upon request by an offeror, a site visit may be conducted where services are to be performed to identify any general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance. The offeror must notify the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer noted in paragraph i above (not the Communications Squadron representative or other government representative) of the site visit request by 30 Oct 2015. If a site visit is conducted, resulting questions and answers will be available to all potential offerors via the FBO.GOV website. Information provided at the site visit shall not alter the terms and conditions of the solicitation and specifications. Offerors shall submit any other questions relating to the solicitation to only the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer by 11 November 2015. Questions received after this date may potentially not be answered due to time constraints of the solicitation.
vi. Submit offer as follows:
DOCUMENT CONTENTS FILE FORMAT
Volume One Technical Proposal PDF or .doc
Volume Two Past Performance PDF or .doc
Volume Three Pricing and Contracting PDF or .doc and .xls
2. Specific Instructions for Volumes One, Two, and Three:
i. Volume One -- Technical Proposal (Do not exceed ten pages). An altered Government SOW submitted as Volume One Technical Proposal is not appropriate and will be considered technically unacceptable. Address the Technical Proposal subfactors as follows:
Subfactor 1 - Provider Capability.
Provide a capabilities statement to include evidence of being a telecommunications company which has the ability to deliver Primary Rate Interfaces (PRI), Direct Inward Dial (DID) and number portability at the Government demarcation point at the site specified in the Appendix 10 attachment, page 1.
Subfactor 2 -Local Communication Services.
2a. Submit a sound approach for supporting local communication services in a detailed SITE-SPECIFIC diagram and descriptive legend. The diagram and legend should clearly illustrate the Offeror's capability to meet all SOW and site-specific Appendix 10 requirements. Reference the Appendix 10, para. 10.13 attachment A, "Traditional Legacy" and attachment B, "Utilizing SIP Trunking", or Offerors may use a combination of both attachments to submit the Offeror's diagram. ***NOTE*** - In attachment B, in the SIP configuration, the "Gateway" will be vendor provided. Provide the requested diagram and legend using these formats or a similar format.
Submission of a generic diagram may be determined technically unacceptable.
2b. Offeror shall provide a written description of each service that will be
delivered in the site-specific diagram and the methodology of their delivery.
Subfactor 3 - Evidence of Agreements.
State whether your company is providing a proposal as a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) or Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC). If providing a proposal as a CLEC for ANY and/or ALL services, provide documented evidence of all interconnection agreements and/or leasing arrangements relevant to this effort.
ii. Volume Two -- Past Performance Information (PPI) (Do not exceed ten (10) pages). Submit information from recent contracts performed within the last three (3) years, which are considered relevant in demonstrating ability to perform local exchange services involving similar scope, magnitude of effort, and complexities as the services described in this solicitation. Include the following administrative data for each referenced contract submitted:
Offeror's company name
Brief description of contract
Contract type (i.e., fixed price, time and material, etc.)
Period of performance
Identification of any significant achievements or past problems and resolution
Name, address, telephone number, and email address of program manager and Contracting Officer.
iii. Volume Three (Do not exceed ten (10) pages).
A. Contracting Information.
(1) Provide the signature block of the individual authorized to make an offer which includes individual's name, title, e-mail address and phone number.
(2) Provide cage code, data universal numbering system (DUNS) number, and tax identification number as registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).
(3) Organizational Representatives. Provide a listing, in hierarchal succession of the Offeror's points of contact delegated specifically for this requirement. Listing shall include names and titles, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses for each representative. List shall reflect both contracting and technical representatives for help desk issues and troubleshooting.
(4) Evidence of Certification. Certification shall be in accordance with Clause 52.212-4 addendum (v)(3). Documentation must be submitted indicating that the Offeror is a local exchange carrier certified by the affiliated state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to provide services for this requirement (SPCOA - Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, or COA - Certificate of Operating Authority).
(5) If the remittance address is different from the mailing address, include all applicable remittance addresses.
(6) Written acknowledgement of all applicable solicitation amendments.
B. Pricing Information.
(1) Schedule B Submission
a. Submit completed copy of the Government-provided Schedule B containing the Offeror's proposed amounts. Enter pricing only on the Government Schedule B. Offeror shall NOT alter the Schedule B in any way with the exception of entering pricing. If the Schedule B is found to be altered in any way other than entering pricing, the action will be considered unacceptable and consequently, a reason to reject an Offeror's proposal. Schedule B unit prices shall be limited to two decimal places.
b. Identify a CLIN/SLIN (Contract Line Item/Sub Line Item) as Not Separately Priced by entering "NSP" in the unit price. Identify a CLIN/SLIN as No Charge by entering "NC" in the unit price.
c. Include all applicable discounts in your pricing.
(2) The US Air Force is a Federal Government entity, and as such, is exempt from certain taxes. Therefore, the offeror/awardee may not propose for any taxes from which the Federal Government is exempt. In reference to CLIN 0004 - "Taxes, Fees and Surcharges" (TFS), Offeror(s) must submit the supporting state statutes, local ordinances, regulations, FCC rulings and rates, or other documentation justifying all applicable and allowable TFS. Enter only the amount that is documented as applicable and allowable. Inclusion of any amount that is not documented may render the proposal being rejected. Provide a separate delineation or breakdown of all applicable TFS.
(3) Provide a statement specifying that "all pricing in the proposal is Firm-Fixed, with the exception of TFS".
(c) Period of Acceptance of Offers. The Offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 120 days from the date specified for receipt of offers.
(e) Multiple offers. If more than one solution to the services is available, Offeror may submit multiple offers for consideration, subject to same page limitations. Multiple offers may not be considered if they alter the Government's requirement. Should the Offeror claim exceptions to any requirement in the solicitation, these exceptions shall be listed and rationale provided. Failure to include exceptions will be deemed as acceptance of all terms and conditions of the solicitation and resulting contract.
(h) Multiple awards. This award shall be made on an all or none basis.
(End of Addendum to Provision 52.212-1)
(ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014), applies to this acquisition along with the following addenda to the provision.
Evaluation Criteria. The basis for award will be use of best value in which competing Offerors' past performance history will be evaluated on a basis approximately equal to cost or price considerations. By submission of an offer, the Offeror accedes to all solicitation requirements, including terms and conditions, representations and certifications, and technical requirements, in addition to those identified as evaluation factors. All Offerors shall be evaluated for technical acceptability. Failure to meet a requirement may result in an offer being determined technically unacceptable. Moreover, the government reserves the right to award a CSA for services from an incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) or other LEC with a universal service obligation for the services required in this solicitation if it is in the best interest of the Government, price and other factors considered, as discussed herein, even if the company has not submitted an offer. Award will be made to the responsible Offeror proposing the combination most advantageous to the Government based upon an integrated assessment of the evaluation factors described below. The evaluation process shall proceed as follows:
(a) FACTOR 1 - TECHNICAL. The Government technical evaluation team will evaluate the technical proposals on a pass/fail basis, assigning ratings of acceptable or unacceptable. Only those offers determined to be technically acceptable, either initially or as a result of discussions, will be considered for an award. The offers shall be evaluated against the following technical subfactors:
Subfactor 1 - Provider Capability.
This subfactor is met when the Offeror provides a capabilities statement to include evidence of being a telecommunications company which has the ability to deliver Primary Rate Interfaces (PRI), Direct Inward Dial (DID) and number portability at the Government demarcation point at the site specified in the Appendix 10 attachment, page 1.
Subfactor 2 -Local Communication Services.
2a. This subfactor is met when the Offeror submits a sound approach for supporting local communication services in a detailed SITE-SPECIFIC diagram and descriptive legend. The diagram and legend should clearly illustrate the Offeror's capability to meet all SOW and site-specific Appendix 10 requirements. Reference the Appendix 10, para. 10.13 attachment A, "Traditional Legacy" and attachment B, "Utilizing SIP Trunking", or Offerors may use a combination of both attachments to submit the Offeror's diagram. Provide the requested diagram and legend using these formats or a similar format.
2b. This subfactor is met when the Offeror provides a written description of each service that will be delivered in the site-specific diagram and the methodology of their delivery.
Subfactor 3 - Evidence of Agreements.
This subfactor is met when the Offeror states whether your company is providing a proposal as a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) or Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC). If providing a proposal as a CLEC for ANY and/or ALL services, provide documented evidence of all interconnection agreements and/or leasing arrangements relevant to this effort.
(b) FACTOR 2 -- PRICE. All CLINs/SLINs within the Schedule B will be evaluated for award multiplying the estimated quantity times the unit price in the Schedule B and subtracting any applicable considered discount(s) to derive the total evaluated price. The price evaluation will document the reasonableness and affordability of the proposed total evaluated price. The Government reserves the right to compare offered prices with tariff prices of an incumbent LEC or with any other LEC with a universal service obligation for the services required in this solicitation.
(c) FACTOR 3 -- PAST PERFORMANCE. In evaluating PPI, the government will employ several approaches including: reviewing contract references provided by the offeror; seeking PPI through the use of questionnaires; as well as using data independently obtained from other Government and commercial sources. Only recent (within the last three years) and relevant PPI (similar or greater in scope, magnitude of effort, and complexity than effort described in this solicitation) will be evaluated. When reviewing PPI, judgment will be used in assessing the probability of success, problems on previous efforts, and the alternatives available to meet the requirements. The assessment process will result in an overall performance confidence assessment rating of the Offeror's ability to satisfactorily perform the services described in this solicitation. The performance confidence assessment will result in an overall performance confidence rating identified with corresponding definition as follows:
(A) Substantial Confidence - Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has a high expectation that the Offeror will successfully perform the required effort.
(B)Satisfactory Confidence -Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has an expectation that the Offeror will successfully perform the required effort.
(C) Limited Confidence -Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has a low expectation that the Offeror will successfully perform the required effort.
(D) No Confidence -Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has no expectation that the Offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort.
(E) Unknown Confidence -No performance record is identifiable, or the Offeror's performance record is so limited that no confidence assessment rating can be reasonably assigned. 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 (reference FAR 15.3 (a)(2)(iv)).
The Government reserves the right to award a contract to other than the lowest priced offer if the lowest priced Offeror is judged to have a performance confidence assessment of "Satisfactory Confidence" or lower. If the lowest priced, technically acceptable offer is deemed to have a "Substantial Confidence" performance assessment, the Contracting Officer may determine it to represent the best value to the Government. If so, award shall be made to that offeror without discussions or further consideration of any other offer.
(End of Addendum to Provision 52.212-2)
(x) Complete all representations and certifications electronically at the following website: https://sam.gov/. If not completed on-line, Offerors must include a completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Dec 2014), which can be obtained at http://farsite.hill.af.mil, FAR Part 52 or online at https://sam.gov/. In addition, complete the following Addendum I to 52.212-3:
52.212-3 Addendum, Certification to Accept the Government Purchase Card (GPC). If the Government's intent for payment is via the GPC IAW clauses 52.232-36 and 52.212-4, Addendum, paragraph (i) (3), the Offeror must certify that it:
( ) (i) will accept the GPC for payments under this contract.
( ) (ii) will not accept the GPC for payments under this contract.
Additional provision which may not be online at SAM:
252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Feb 2015)
(a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VIII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.
(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information.
(c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.
(End of provision)
252.209-7992 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law-Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations (DEVIATION 2015-O0005) (Dec 2014)
(a) In accordance with sections 744 and 755 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by this or any other Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-
(1) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or
(2) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
(b) The Offeror represents that-
(1) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability,
(2) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.
(End of Provision)
(xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (Dec 2014), applies to this acquisition to include the following addendum:
(i)(3) "Payment" is tailored as follows: IAW FAR Clause 52.232-36(f), Contractor shall submit invoices for certification to the address identified in G-2 of this CSA. After certification, the office identified in G-2 shall provide the Contractor with GPC information for billing. Payment will be made to the Contractor through a charge to the GPC, at the time and for the amount due in accordance with the certified invoice.
(w) "Reporting of Funds" is added as follows: This contractual vehicle is used to authorize local communications services and does not obligate funds. The funded amount(s) indicate the yearly authorization totals for reporting purposes only.
(x) Tariff Information.
(1) The Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer-
(i) Upon request, a copy of the Contractor's current existing tariffs (including changes);
(ii) Before filing any application to a Federal, State, or any other regulatory agency for new or changes to applicable rates, charges, services, or regulations relating to any CSA or any of the facilities or services to be furnished solely or primarily to the Government; and
(iii) Upon request, a copy of all information, material, and data developed or prepared in support of or in connection with an application under paragraph ii above.
(2) The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer of any application that anyone other than the Contractor files with a governmental regulatory body, which affects or will affect the rate or conditions of services under this contract. These requirements also apply to applications pending on the effective date of this contract.
(3) Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Authorization. All Offerors shall be local exchange carriers certificated (Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority (SPCOA) , or Certificate of Operating Authority (COA)) with the state PUC where services are being provided. This contract shall at all times be subject to such changes by the PUC of the state having jurisdiction over the particular site as said Commission may, from time to time, direct in the exercise of its jurisdiction.
(4) Rates, Charges, and Services.
(i) The Contractor shall furnish the services and facilities under this contract in accordance with-
(A) All applicable tariffs, rules, regulations, or requirements;
(1) Lawfully established by a governmental regulatory body; and
(2) Applicable to service and facilities furnished or offered by the Contractor to the general public or the Contractor's subscribers;
(B) A firm-fixed-price contract provides for a price that is not subject to any adjustment on the basis of the contractor's cost experience including tariff changes with the exception of taxes, fees, and surcharges (TFS). If the prices differ from established tariff prices, it is the responsibility of the contractor to either file a special tariff for the contract with the relevant Governmental authorities or make other arrangements to comply with the governmental requirements. The Air Force will not be liable for price increases for failure to follow these requirements. The Contractor will assess applicable TFS based on TFS at the time of invoicing. If the TFS change during the term of the contract, the contractor must submit supporting state statutes, local ordinances, regulations, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling and rates, etc, for Government verification. A modification will then be issued based upon the newly documented annual TFS.
(ii) The Government shall not prepay for services.
(iii) Recurring charges for services and facilities shall, in each case, start with the satisfactory beginning of service or provision of facilities or equipment and are payable monthly in arrears.
(iv) Subject to the Cancellation or Termination of Orders clause 252.239-7007, of this contract, the Government may stop the use of any service or facilities furnished under this contract at any time. The Government shall pay the contractor all charges for services and facilities adjusted to the effective date of discontinuance.
(v) Expediting charges are costs necessary to get services earlier than normal. When authorized, expediting charges shall be the additional non-recurring costs incurred by the Contractor and the subcontractor. The Government shall pay expediting charges only when-
(A) They are provided for in the tariff established by a governmental regulatory body; or
(B) They are authorized in a communication service authorization or other contractual document.
(vi) When services normally provided are technically unacceptable and the development, fabrication, or manufacture of special equipment is required, the Government may-
(A) Provide the equipment; or
(B) Direct the Contractor to acquire the equipment or facilities. If the Contractor acquires the equipment or facilities, the acquisition shall be competitive, if practicable.
(vii) If at any time the Government defers or changes its orders for any of the services but does not cancel or terminate them, the amount paid or payable to the Contractor for the services deferred or modified shall be equitably adjusted at the time of deferral or change. The Government and the Contractor shall equitably adjust the rates by mutual agreement. Failure to agree on any adjustment shall be a dispute to be resolved IAW FAR 52.233-1, Disputes Clause, which is incorporated by reference in 52.212-4(d) of this CSA.
(y) "Continuity of Services and Option to Extend Telecommunication Services" is added as follows:
(1) This Communications Service Authorization (CSA) authorizes continuation of services previously authorized on CSA FA8773-08-C-0088.
(2) For all services required on this contract, the contractor shall continue to provide services until a release date is established by the government as a result of competition (cutover complete) or termination (including termination for cause or government convenience).
(3) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract until cutover is complete. These rates will remain firm fixed price during this process. This provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise this provision by unilateral modification to the contract before 10 days of expiration.
(4) The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are vital to the Government and must be continued without interruption and that, before contract expiration, a successor, either the Government or another Contractor, may continue them. The Contractor agrees to -
(i) Provide transitioning of services during cutover period without termination liability charges;
(ii) Exercise its best efforts and cooperation to effect an orderly and efficient transition to a successor; and
(iii) Notify the Government of any services not cutover after contract expiration.
(z) "Work Orders" is added as follows: Requirements for service provided hereunder will be forwarded to the Contractor through issuance of a local order (DD Form 1367 or a similar form). A local order will also be issued for termination or changes to services. Services provided without a local order are not contractually covered. Services may be ordered only as shown on the CSA Schedule B. Orders must be signed by the Communications Systems Officer or designee.
(End of Addendum to Clause 52.212-4)
(xii) Clause 52.212-5 (DEV 2013-O0019) Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jul 2014), applies to this acquisition. In addition, the following additional FAR/DFARS/AFFARS clauses, either by reference or full text, apply (clauses may be obtained via the internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil).
52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations Dec 2014
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities Apr 2015
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity Apr 2015
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons Feb 2009
52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving Aug 2011
52.232-18 Availability of Funds Apr 1984
52.232-36 Payment by Third Party May 2014
52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations Jun 2013
52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Dec 2013
52.233-3 Protest After Award Aug 1996
52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim Oct 2004
252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials Sep 2011
252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights Sep 2013
252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information Nov 2013
252.239-7002 Access Dec 1991
252.239-7004 Orders for Facilities and Services Nov 2005
252.239-7007 Cancellation or Termination of Orders Nov 2005
252.239-7008 Reuse Arrangements Dec 1991
252.239-7017 Notice of Supply Chain Risk Nov 2013
252.239-7018 Supply Chain Risk Nov 2013
5352.223-9000 Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Nov 2012
52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, Feb 1998. For purposes of this provision, the fill-in is completed as follows: http://farsite.hill.af.mil
52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference, Feb 1998. For purposes of this clause, the fill-in is completed as follows: http://farsite.hill.af.mil
252.203-7999 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (FEB 2015)
(a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.
(b) The Contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect.
(c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information.
(d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VIII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015, (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause.
(2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as a result of Government action under this clause.
(End of clause)
AFFARS 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (Apr 2014): For purposes of this clause, the fill-ins are completed as follows:
(c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the MAJCOM ombudsmen:
150 Vandenberg Street
Peterson AFB CO 80914