Professional Trainer - Kigali, Rwanda
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published August 14, 2016 - Deadline August 31, 2016
General InformationDocument Type: Combined Synopsis/SolicitationSolicitation Number: BBG50-96-Q-16-0038Posted Date: August 14, 2016Original Response Date: August 31, 2016Product or Service Code: U099- Other Education and Training Services
Set Aside: Small BusinessNAICS Code: 611430
Description(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; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. A contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13.5.
(ii) Solicitation No.BBG50-96-Q-16-0038 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-089 effective July 14, 2016.(iv) This acquisition is restricted. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 611430, with a small business size standard of $11 million.(v) The Broadcasting Board of Governors is seeking a certified professional development trainer to provide the services described in (vi) below. (vi) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), Office of Strategy and Development (OSD) Johannesburg, South Africa, is seeking a Trainer(s) to lead/instruct a group of approximately 20 individuals in October/November of 2016.
Duties:Trainer will provide a five-day training in English for 15-20 radio and TV station managers in Kigali, Rwanda in Fall 2016. The training will focus on sales and newsroom management. It will include best practices for creating a sales force to sell advertisement and time for radio and TV, materials needed to execute sales, research and tools for identifying audiences. It will also involve organizing the newsroom and other staffs to best support sales. The trainer will spend time during the session working in a group and individually with station officials. Deliverables:• An English-speaking reporter with extensive experience with sales in TV and radio.• Familiarity with working with the media in Africa • Develop a curriculum that covers sales and newsroom management. . • Prepare and approve materials relating to sales and management. • Provide a detailed written report on the training, including "lessons learned" and recommendations for the future.• Cover the costs of airfare, hotels, meals and incidentals• Provide expense receipts.
Screening factor:The incumbent must be fluent in English, with a strong background in the broadcasting for radio, television and internet. The incumbent must also have experience teaching broadcast sales and management, and the ability to travel and work in a non-US setting. The incumbent with have an advanced degrees in teaching broadcast management.
(vii) The anticipated award date under this Solicitation is September 7, 2016. Duration of this proposed award shall be three (3) months ending November 30, 2016.
(viii) The provision at FAR Subpart 52.212-1 (Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items) applies to this acquisition.(ix) The provision at FAR Subpart 52.212-2 (Evaluation of Commercial Items) is hereby incorporated by reference into this combined synopsis/solicitation and the following evaluation procedures will be used for this acquisition. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: https://www.acquisition.gov/. This requirement will be evaluated on lowest price/technically acceptable as follows:BASIS FOR AWARDThis procurement will utilize the Best Value source selection procedures. The Government reserves the right to make a selection based upon the initial quotation submissions and make award without discussions -the offeror should submit its best terms in the initial proposal. For the purpose of award, the government shall evaluate offers based on the evaluation factors described below:(i) Technical Proposala. Experience - 5 years minimum in instructor-led training b. Capability - Examples of at minimum (3) recent trainings conducted in a non-US setting.
(ii) Price (iii) Past Performance -References from three (3) clients. Please include Name, Address, Telephone and email address plus dates training conducted
The Government will award a purchase order(s) resulting from this solicitation to the responsible business whose quotation meets the available budget and has the technical credentials to carry out the requirement for the government.
(x) Offerors shall submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items with its proposal which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. This provision can be found at the following website: https://www.acquisition.gov/; if requested by an Offeror, a copy of FAR Subpart 52.212-3 can be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer. Offerors must be registered in SAM prior to award.
(xi) FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. (xii) FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and the proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained in FAR clause 52.212-5:
_X_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). _X_ (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). _X (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). _X_ (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). _X_ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). _X_ (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Additional FAR provisions and clauses incorporated by reference and applicable to this solicitation and the proposed subsequent contract are: 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications (Oct 2015); 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013); and 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sept 2006).
(xiii) PAYMENT AND BILLING: Payment 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 Provider shall be reduced for failure to broadcast the BBG provided programs. No invoices shall be paid for the period when the Network (contractor) does not broadcast the provided programs.
(xiv) A Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) assigned rating is not applicable to this acquisition. (xv) SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All offerors shall submit the following: (i) One technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described and one price quote. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained in the technical proposal. Questions: If the offeror is uncertain as to any requirements of the specification(s), such questions shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. Questions shall be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions must be received no later than 17:00 GMT on Monday, August 22, 2016. Questions, which are not submitted in writing or are submitted after 17:00 GMT on Monday, August 22, 2016, will not be addressed.
Proposals shall be received not later than 17:00 GMT on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 via email to: email@example.com. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). (xvi) Points of Contact: 1 Sandton Rd, SandtonJohannesburg 2196, South AfricaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org