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Z--565 -- Create Pulmonary Area With Sleep Labs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (NC) VAMC | Published December 9, 2015  -  Deadline January 27, 2016
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The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Fayetteville, NC is in need of a contractor experienced in commercial and institutional building construction to provide all materials, equipment, and labor to complete project "Create a Pulmonary Area with Sleep Lab". Work includes general construction, alterations, civil and plumbing work, and utility systems necessary to modify the existing area including complete gutting of the existing space. This is a Pre-solicitation only. Interested contractors should watch for the issuance of the solicitation which will have specific instructions and requirements associated with this procurement. The tentative date for issuing the solicitation is December 28, 2015 with a bid opening on or about January 27, 2016. These are only tentative dates. The solicitation will have specific dates, times, and locations for the bid opening and site visit. The magnitude of construction per VAAR Part 836 is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,000,000.00. This is a 100% SDVOSB set-aside. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction) with a maximum business size standard of $36.5 Million. All interested parties must be verified in VETBIZ and visible on the VETBIZ website (https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/) as an SDVOSB prior to submitting a bid. Interested vendors are encouraged to check the VETBIZ website to ensure they are visible to the contracting officer. This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE only. This is not a request for pricing at this time. No phone calls please.

65--Evis Exera III Video Processor and Components

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (NC) VAMC | Published May 4, 2015
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This notice is to announce the intent to solicit for Olympus Evis Exera III Video Processor and components to be purchased for the Kernersville HCC in North Carolina that is currently under construction. A solicitation with specifications will be posted to FEDBIZOPPS (FBO) no later than close of business today 06/12/2015. A sources sought notice with the required items where posted to FBO under solicitation number VA246-15-Q-0303. The proposed solicitation will be a small business set-aside for Brand Name Only items.

Y--2015 560 NICHE COLUMBARIUM| FAYETTEVILLE NC| 842CM3024

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Construction Support Division | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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Pre-solicitation Notice for 560 Niche Columbarium: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), intends to release Solicitation Number VA786A-15-R-0039. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued as Two-phase design-build procurement (Reference FAR 36.3). Proposals will be evaluated using best value process in accordance with FAR15.101-2 "Lowest Price Technically Acceptable". The three (3) most highly qualified Design-Build (DB) firms will be short-listed to participate in Phase Two of the Design-Build selection process. Short-listed Offerors will be asked to submit both one technical and one price proposal based upon evaluation factors identified in the RFP. The technical and price proposal shall be submitted separately. SOLICITATION RELEASE: NCA anticipates the Phase I solicitation will be issued on or about August 12, 2015. The solicitation and associated documents will be available for inspection on the VA eCMS Vendor Portal website at (https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov). Amendments, if/when issued, will be posted to the above referenced website for electronic downloading. This will be the only method of distributing amendments prior to closing; therefore, it is the Offerors responsibility to check the website periodically for any amendments to the solicitation. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The scope of the project is to provide design-build services for a 560 Niche Columbarium at Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Project No. 842CM3023. The firm shall provide all labor, materials, tools, equipment, supervision and design-build services necessary for design and construction of 560 pre-cast concrete Columbarium Units. The Columbarium units shall be standard 10 ½" wide by 15" high by 20" deep and shall include smooth-face limestone caps, letter signs and marble niche covers with stainless steel rosettes, mounting hardware and shall meet the requirements set by the drawings and specifications. The Columbarium wall façade shall match the existing brick wall at the site. The façade includes the rear of the columbarium. The contractor shall install 560 government furnished marble niche covers. The contractor shall reference attached detail drawings and appendix as a guide for design. The project will also include, but not limited to structural (foundation, and pilasters), civil (erosion and sediment control, landscaping, grading, irrigation and drainage). The awardee shall develop a VA design concept for review and approval (review comments shall be incorporated for final acceptance of concept drawing), prepare construction documents and construct the Columbaria. Contract drawings (design) must be approved prior to building. Site furnishings such as benches, flower and trash vases, shall be Victor Stanley or approved equal. CONTRACT DURATION: The contract duration is two hundred and seventy calendar days from issuance of the Notice to Proceed. TYPE OF CONTRACT AND NAICS: This RFP will be for one (1) Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract. The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) for this effort is 237990 (Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction). The associated size standard for this procurement is $36.5 million dollars average gross annual receipts for the preceding three years. COST MAGNITUDE: In accordance with Veterans Affairs (VA) Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.204(h), the construction magnitude is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. TYPE OF SET-ASIDE: This procurement is 100% Set-Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms who are capable of performing the requirements under the categories described in the solicitation when posted. All offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) data base and complete online Reps and Certs at https://www.sam.gov/. All SDVOSB offerors must be verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in VetBiz at http://www.vetbiz.gov to be eligible for award.

Repair Training Structure

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2016
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W912PM-16-B-0011 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District requires a contract Repair Training Structure at Fort Bragg. The work will consist of furnishing all labor, equipment, transportation, and materials necessary to perform all work in strict accordance with the specifications, schedules, drawings, and other contract documents. The scope of work of this contract includes, but is not limited to, the following specific items of work:Major demolition and replacement of interior walls, HVAC, lighting and replacement including new flooring, walls and shop area. The contract issued will be Firm Fixed Price. The Magnitude of Construction of this project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. This solicitation will be issued in electronic format only and will be available on or about August 01, 2016. The bid opening date will be specified in the solicitation when it is issued. No additional media (CD-ROM, floppy disks, faxes, etc) will be provided. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be available. Other methods of requesting a package will not be honored. This solicitation is a 100% set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 236220- Commercial and Institutional Building Construction and the size standard is $36,500,000.00. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive an award from any Government solicitation. Call 1-866-606-8220 for more information or visit the SAM website at http://www.sam.gov. After completing SAM, in order to download documents contractors and their subcontractors must register at www.fbo.gov. In order to locate solicitation, Contractors can go to FedBizOpps and search for the solicitation number at www.fbo.gov. Contractors can register to be put on a plan holders list that others can access through the FedBizOpps site. It is the Bidder's responsibility to check the Internet address provided as necessary for any posted changes to this solicitation and all amendments. For additional information or assistance, please contact Katie Register, Contract Specialist, phone 910-251-4580, fax 910-251-4454, or email karen.m.register@usace.army.mil.  

Y--564-16-1-681-0001 Replace Water main from Boiler Plant to Loop Road Project 564-15-109

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (AR) VAMC | Published November 13, 2015  -  Deadline December 21, 2015
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VA256-16-B-0077 REPLACE WATER MAIN FROM BOILER PLANT TO LOOP ROAD PROJECT #564-15-109 This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, located in Fayetteville, AR. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) website on or about November 16, 2015 for construction project no. 564-15-109 entitled "Replace Water Main from Boiler Plant to Loop Road" at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, 1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. This announcement is a 100% total set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The VA is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the contract documents, plans, and specifications, a summary of which is provided below: Furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supervision, and all other necessary resources for the replacement of the original water main from boiler plant to loop road and other work as described in the statement of work located at the Veterans Health Care Systems of the Ozarks located at 1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas as required by drawings and specifications. Pre-bid/site visit is scheduled for: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:00 am location: Contracting Office, 2575 Keystone Crossing, Fayetteville, AR 72729 Period of Performance: 210 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction and size standard $36.5 million applies. In accordance with VAAR 836.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc. is available until issuance of the solicitation via FBO. As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the VA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various bid documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will be available for download at no charge only from the FBO website on or about November 16, 2015, with a due date to be specified in the solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and bid opening date, will be available in the solicitation. FBO is the only website where official bid documents will be made available. All interested bidders (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at FBO so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A bidder's list is not maintained nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the bidder's responsibility to register at the FBO website. Bidders are advised that they are responsible for obtaining all bid documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any changes to this announcement or pending solicitation. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have on file a current and complete VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html (if applicable). No other information regarding scope, dates, etc. is available until issuance of the solicitation.

Y--564-16-1-999-0001-Replacement of the ventilation system in Mechanical Steam Room L220A-21 Ventilation/Insulation, Building 21.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (AR) VAMC | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 4, 2015
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VA256-16-B-0057 MECHANICAL STEAM ROOM VENT/INSULATION BLDG 21 PROJECT #564-15-116 This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, located in Fayetteville, AR. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) website on or about November 10, 2015 for construction project no. 564-15-116 entitled "Mechanical Steam Room Vent/Insulation Bldg 21" at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, 1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. This announcement is a 100% total set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The VA is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the contract documents, plans, and specifications, a summary of which is provided below: Furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supervision, and all other necessary resources for the replacement of the ventilation system, installation of insulation to the metal ceiling deck and other work as described in the statement of work located at the Veterans Health Care Systems of the Ozarks located at 1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas as required by drawings and specifications. Period of Performance: 90 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction and size standard $36.5 million applies. In accordance with VAAR 836.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $25,000 and $100,000. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc. is available until issuance of the solicitation via FBO. As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the VA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various bid documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will be available for download at no charge only from the FBO website on or about November 10, 2015, with a due date to be specified in the solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and bid opening date, will be available in the solicitation. FBO is the only website where official bid documents will be made available. All interested bidders (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at FBO so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A bidder's list is not maintained nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the bidder's responsibility to register at the FBO website. Bidders are advised that they are responsible for obtaining all bid documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any changes to this announcement or pending solicitation. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have on file a current and complete VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html (if applicable). No other information regarding scope, dates, etc. is available until issuance of the solicitation.

SOF STS Operations Facilities

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 23, 2016
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W912PM-16-R-0015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District requires a contract to design and construct a Special Tactics Squadron Operations Facilities complex that includes a Special Tactics Team Building with a covered scuba rinse/drying area, Human Performance Training Center and Small Arms Range. The project is located at Ft. Bragg, NC. The scope of work of this contract includes, but is not limited to, the following specific items of work:Provide a Special Tactics Squadron Operational Facilities complex that includes a Special Tactics Team Building with a covered Scuba Rinse/Drying area, Human Performance Training Center (HPTC), and Small Arms Range. The STS Operations Facilities functional areas will include operations, logistics, medical, team rooms, simulator room, physical therapy room, physical training areas, training room, associated staff offices, storage and staging areas, and restrooms. An existing exterior covered storage structure is to be demolished along with foundation as part of this project The contract issued will be Firm Fixed Price. The Magnitude of Construction of this project is between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000. The solicitation will be issued in electronic format only and will be available on or about March 17, 2016. The bid opening date will be specified in the solicitation when it is issued. No additional media (CD-ROM, floppy disks, faxes, etc) will be provided. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be available. Other methods of requesting a package will not be honored. This solicitation is a 100% set aside for Small Business. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 236220- Commercial and Institutional Building Construction and the size standard is $36,500,000.00. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive an award from any Government solicitation. Call 1-866-606-8220 for more information or visit the SAM website at http://www.sam.gov. After completing SAM, in order to download documents contractors and their subcontractors must register at www.fbo.gov. In order to locate solicitation, Contractors can go to FedBizOpps and search for the solicitation number at www.fbo.gov. Contractors can register to be put on a plan holders list that others can access through the FedBizOpps site. It is the Bidder's responsibility to check the Internet address provided as necessary for any posted changes to this solicitation and all amendments. For additional information or assistance, please contact Katie Register, Contract Specialist, phone 910-251-4580, fax 910-251-4454, or email karen.m.register@usace.army.mil.  

Well Deepening and Tank Replacement William O�Huske Lock and Dam #3

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 24, 2016
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District requires a contract to disconnection and removal of an existing 250 gallon steel water tank, installation of two 86 gallon high strength steel-shell water tanks, removal of existing piping and replacement with schedule 40 PVC piping and fittings. The existing well will also be deepened to provide a steady supply of potable water to the area. The location of the work is the well house at the William O'Huske Lock and Dam #3, 1248 Bill Hall Rd, Fayetteville, NC. The work will consist of furnishing all labor, equipment, transportation, and materials necessary to perform all work in strict accordance with the specifications, schedules, drawings, and other contract documents. The contract issued will be Firm Fixed Price. The Magnitude of Construction of this project is under $25,000. This solicitation will be issued in electronic format only and will be available on or about September 6, 2016. No additional media (CD-ROM, floppy disks, faxes, etc) will be provided. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be available. Other methods of requesting a package will not be honored. This solicitation is a 100% small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 238160 - Roofing Contractors, and the size standard is $15,000,000.00. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive an award from any Government solicitation. Call 1-866-606-8220 for more information or visit the SAM website at http://www.sam.gov. After completing SAM, in order to download documents contractors and their subcontractors must register at www.fbo.gov. In order to locate solicitation, Contractors can go to FedBizOpps and search for the solicitation number at www.fbo.gov. Contractors can register to be put on a plan holders list that others can access through the FedBizOpps site. It is the Bidder's responsibility to check the Internet address provided as necessary for any posted changes to this solicitation and all amendments. For additional information or assistance, please contact Ros Shoemaker, Contract Specialist, phone 910-251-4436, fax 910-251-4454, or email ros.m.shoemaker@usace.army.mil.

99--Concrete Grave Liners, Fayetteville National Cemetery

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division | Published November 7, 2014  -  Deadline November 21, 2014
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ATTENTION ALL OFFERORS: Offers must provide a current and accurate technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information will be excluded from consideration. The National Cemetery Administration is soliciting offers under solicitation number VA786-15-R-0017 for the following cemetery: The North American Industry Classification code (NAICS) is 327390 Other Concrete Product Manufacturing. The Small Business Size Standard is 500 employees. 1. Contractor shall provide all necessary labor, material, equipment and supervision to perform supplying, delivering and installation of grave liners at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. All work will be performed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. a. General Statement: It is the Contractor's responsibility to keep current in delivery of grave liner requests from the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and ensure timely delivery in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. The Contractor shall be responsive to cemetery personnel and in accordance with the Government's needs and requirement. The Fayetteville National Cemetery uses gravesites measuring four feet wide by eight feet length (4' x 8'), and five feet wide by ten feet length (5' x 10') in the burial sections. The Contractor shall have the proficiency to deliver the grave liners in a precise manner. b. Type Unit Required: The Contractor shall supply Type I, liner, grave, concrete; with lid. Lids must have indentations to remove with a lid puller. 2. COMMERCIAL ITEM DESCRIPTION-LINER, GRAVE, CONCRETE The General Services Administration has authorized the use of this commercial item description as a replacement for VA Specification X 1708G for concrete. This commercial item description describes Concrete Grave Liners intended for use in National Cemeteries to prevent the sinkage of soil in graves. a. Salient characteristics: LINER, GRAVE, CONCRETE - Shall be constructed from reinforced concrete utilizing Portland Cement. Cement shall be of a commercial quality using steel and/or polypropylene reinforcement. In addition, the material(s) used in the production of concrete grave liners shall be impervious to any destructive action of the natural elements possibly contained in the cemetery soil, which can range from extreme acidic to extreme alkaline conditions. Concrete grave liners must be properly cured for 28 days before delivery and the concrete must have minimum compression strength of 31,027 kPa. Style 1 - Box with separate lid Style 2 - Dome with a base Style 3 - Dome without a base ? SIZES INTERNAL DIMENSIONS Small Liner - 147 cm by 51 cm by 46 cm Medium Liner - 218 cm by 76 cm by 61 cm Oversize Liner - 229 cm by 81 cm by 66 cm Extra Large Liner - 234 cm by 91 cm by 71 cm UNIT: EACH Internal dimensions listed above are nominal for the standard sizes and small variances are permitted in the use of standard commercial products providing size permits use of standard caskets. b. Workmanship. Grave liners shall be free from defects which detract from its appearance or impair its serviceability. c. Production specification. The following must be included as part of the offer: i. Type of material or materials. ii. Material specifications iii. Methods of construction iv. Testing procedures and findings d. Design and construction. Grave liners shall meet the performance requirements. The combination of the design shape, design thickness, structure and material shall be capable of supporting the required 2.27 metric tons center load pressure test and the axle load test of 5.0 metric tons, plus the superimposed earth load. Both the exterior dimensions and the weight of the grave liner shall be kept to a minimum in accordance with the nominal internal dimension standards specified above in Paragraph a labeled "salient characteristics" and the required structural strength specified above. Design contours and shapes shall be such as to eliminate any possible back-fill voids, settling, sinking, floating or raising of the grave liner once interred. The grave liners and parts thereof, will have provisions to facilitate both the ease of installation and removal of the unit and its component parts. All lifting apparatus must be adequately anchored in the unit to sufficiently withstand the stresses of lifting and placing the unit. Grave liners shall have knockout holes to permit drainage. Lid will have center-located indentations for lid puller. e. Cemetery Inventory. The contractor will maintain on-site at the Fayetteville National Cemetery the following as emergency inventory: i. Small Liner -one (1) each ii. Medium Liner - six (6) each iii. Oversize Liner -one (1) each f. Recovered materials. The offeror/contractor is encouraged to use recovered material in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 23.4 to the maximum extent practical. 3. PACKAGING AND MARKING a. Inscription. The date of manufacture shall be permanently recorded on the grave liner so that the contractor can identify his product according to the date of production. b. Packaging. Grave liners shall be palleted or otherwise prepared for shipping in accordance with standard commercial practice to insure carrier acceptance and safe delivery in containers complying with rules and regulations applicable to the mode of transportation. c. Marking. Shipping containers shall be marked in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial practice. The production date shall be inscribed or otherwise permanently marked on each component which makes up a grave liner. 4. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE PROVISIONS: a. Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, the contractor may use his own or any facilities suitable for the performance of the inspection requirements specified herein unless disapproved by the Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set forth in the specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure that supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements. b. Records. Records of examinations and tests performed by or for the contractor shall be maintained by the contractor and made available to the Government, upon the Government's request, at any time, or from time to time, during the performance of the contract and for a period of three years after delivery of the supplies to which such records relate. c. Inspection. Inspection, as used herein, is defined as both examination (such as visual or auditory investigation without the use of special laboratory appliances or procedures) and testing (determination by technical means of physical and chemical properties) of the item. d. Pre-production Sample. When specified, a pre-production sample will be required and will be examined and tested in accordance with this specification. The pre-production sample will be representative of the production article. However, the requirements for furnishing a pre-production sample may be waived as to a bidder if: i. The bidder states in the bid that the product offered is the same as a product previously furnished to the procuring activity under a prior contract, and the bidder identifies the contract. ii. The contracting officer determines that such product meets the requirements of the specifications. e. Tests. Tests shall be conducted to determine compliance with these commercial item description requirements. Where feasible, the same sample shall be used for the determination of two or more test characteristics. f. Testing of Components. Upon request, the supplier will furnish a certification of compliance, issued by an independent testing laboratory or an approved testing program. This would include an analysis for all characteristics of material specified and applicable referenced specifications. The Government reserves the right to verify the correctness of such certificates of compliance and analysis. Approved grave liners are subject to both random compliance and complete re-testing. The grave liners shall conform to the following American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards, (http://www.astm.org). ASTM C 33 - Standard Specifications for Concrete Aggregate ASTM C 39 - Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens ASTM C 40 - Standard Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Cement ASTM C 94 - Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete ASTM C 150 - Standard Specification for Portland ASTM C 173 - Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method ASTM C 231 - Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method ASTM C 260 - Standard Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete ASTM C 330 - Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete ASTM C 494 - Standard Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete g. Sampling/or examination. Sampling for examination shall be conducted in accordance with MIL-STD-105, with an AQL of 1.0 (percent defective) and an inspection level of S-1. h. Examination of furnished product. Grave liners will be examined for the defects listed below. Whenever a deviation to specified requirements is noted, correction will be made. Failure to make corrections will be cause for rejection: i. Size/dimension not as specified. ii. Materials not as specified. iii. Production date not inscribed or otherwise permanently recorded. iv. Drainage holes not provided. v. Surface contains foreign inclusions, spalling, holes, cracks, large voids, or other evidence of poor manufacture. vi. Provisions to facilitate installation and removal not provided. i. Functional Test. Upon request, a functional load test will be made at the contractor's expense under the direction of the contracting officer, or his/her representative, to insure the grave liner, as furnished, will be capable of supporting load weight stated in a paragraph entitled "Design and construction". The functional test will consist of two loading conditions. i. Unconfined loading. (Center Load Pressure Test) 1. Place base on I 0.16 cm x 10.16 cm, spaced approximately 0.305 m, from each end of the test product. 2. Place cover on base. The producer may choose to use a temporary gasket material in the sealant (tongue and groove) area of a grave liner in place of the permanent sealant. 3. A test frame will be assembled around the center of the test unit. 4. Cushion material should be used to assure that a 0.093 sq. m, bearing plate will uniformly load the test unit. Special care should be taken for units with arch-shaped tops or carapaces. 5. A hydraulic ram will be pressurized until the ram engages the bearing place, and will be set at a preload pressure of 226.8 kg for a minimum of one minute. 6. The inspector will add additional pressure to the test unit in 226.8 kg increments. This pressure will be added gradually, taking at least thirty (30) seconds to add each additional 226.8 kg load. Once the 226.8 kg increment has been added, the test unit should be allowed a minimum of one minute at rest prior to the next load increase. This procedure should be repeated until the full 2,268 kg load has been properly applied. 7. The concrete grave liner must withstand the 2,268 kg of static load on the 0.93 m, section at the critical load area for a minimum of five (5) minutes without failure. ii. Confined loading. 1. The liner shall be placed on a flat surface below ground and covered with a granular soil material. The soil will be compacted thoroughly around and on top of the liner to a thickness of 46 cm. A wheeled tractor or truck with an axle load of 5.0 metric tons will then be passed over the covered liner minimum of 20 times in repetition. The liner must not show any signs of material overstress or cracking. 2. Upon completion of Confined loading test the adjacent "gravesite" will then be excavated to a maximum depth of 2.13 m, exposing the longitudinal side of the tested unit for a period of no less than twenty-four (24) hours. The unit must not exhibit any signs of potential material fatigue, creep, chiseling, excessive deflection, scratching or infringement of the adjacent gravesite. Prospective offerors must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website and complete representations and certifications at https://www.sam.gov. Consideration shall be given first to responsible service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), veteran-owned small business (VOSB) and small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery. VOSBs and SDVOSBs must be verified for ownership and control and listed in the Vendor Information Pages at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov prior to the due date for proposals. Evaluation criteria for this award will be in the following order: 1) Price 2) Technical Capability 3) Past Performance Electronic solicitations will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov on or about November 7, 2014. Offerors are responsible for obtaining any and all amendments or additional information at http://www.fbo.gov. Proposals are due at 2:00 P.M. ET on November 21, 2014. All proposals must be submitted through the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Management System (eCMS) Vendor Portal website to be considered. Please go to the VA eCMS Vendor Portal website at https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov to register. Once on the webpage, proceed to the Vendor Portal Login section located on the far left side of the webpage and click on 'Request a user account' to register.

99--NRM project number 842-16-203 to repair and resurface roofs on the three (3) Maint Facility Bldgs at

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division | Published August 3, 2016  -  Deadline August 18, 2016
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The National Cemetery Administration is soliciting offers under Solicitation No. VA786-16-R-0194 for the following service at Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR 72701: Shall furnish all labor, material, equipment, and supervision to repair the existing standing seam metal roofs and apply a new fluid-applied roofing system on the three (3) maintenance facilities Buildings located on Fayetteville National Cemetery, as described herein. The project shall be completed within 30 calendar days after contract award. Contractor shall submit a detailed project schedule to the COR at most five (5) business days after Notice to Proceed. Work outside of the Cemetery's normal operating hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm shall be permitted only by approval of the COR and only in order to meet the Period of Performance. The Magnitude of Construction/ Service: Between $65,000 and $85,000. A bid guarantee is not required. Payment and performance bonds may be required. Code Compliance: All work shall be performed in accordance with National, State, and Local Codes including the International Building Code (IBC), the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the Inter- National Plumbing Code (IPC0, and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Offers will be considered only from contractors who are regularly established in Roof repairs and resurfacing and who in the judgment of the Contracting Officer are financially responsible and able to show evidence of their reliability, ability, experience, equipment, facilities, and personnel directly employed or supervised by them to render prompt and satisfactory service. The Contractor must demonstrate with their technical proposal, using persons directly employed by the Contractor, experience with the installation or repair of at least five (5) roof repairs and resurfacing over the past three (3) years. Each contract submitted must have been satisfactorily completed, or if not yet completed, must be marked by satisfactory progress. The Government will not consider a contract that is less than 50% complete or an effort that concluded more than 3 years ago. The only 2 (Two) organized site visits are scheduled for: June 27, 2016 and June 30, 2016 at 11am (Please contact Mr. James Leonard to make reservations at: (479) 442-2566). Further information is contained in the solicitation. All questions before and after the site visit shall be submitted in writing to the Contract Officer (CO) at henry.dukes@va.gov. All questions are due by close of Business 7/3/2016. The Government will award this solicitation as a Firm Fixed Price Service Contract in accordance with the criteria contained in 52.212-2. This acquisition is 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code is 238160. Size standard is $15 Million. Electronic solicitations will be available for download from Federal Business Opportunities http://www.FedBizOpps.gov on or around June 21st or 22nd, 2016. Responses to the solicitation are due by 2:00 p.m., July 12, 2016. Offeror's are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments to the solicitation which is available at FedBizOpps. No telephone requests will be accepted. Any questions should be sent via email and addressed to: Henry Dukes, Contracting Officer in writing at henry.dukes@va.gov. Prospective offeror's must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website and complete representations and certifications at https://www.sam.gov. Offers received from concerns that are not Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns shall not be considered. SDVOSBs must be verified for ownership and control and listed in the Vendor Information Pages at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov prior to the due date for proposals. (See Provision 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.) All proposals must be submitted through the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Management System (eCMS) Vendor Portal website to be considered. Please go to the VA eCMS Vendor Portal website at https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov to register. Once on the webpage, proceed to the Vendor Portal Login section located on the far left side of the webpage and click on 'Request a user account' to register. Bidders are urged and expected to inspect the site where work is to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after award.

99--NRM project number 842-16-203, Repair and Resurface Roofs on the three (3) Maint Facility Bldgs

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 12, 2016
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The National Cemetery Administration is soliciting offers under Solicitation No. VA786-16-R-0194 for the following service at Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR 72701: Shall furnish all labor, material, equipment, and supervision to repair the existing standing seam metal roofs and apply a new fluid-applied roofing system on the three (3) maintenance facilities Buildings located on Fayetteville National Cemetery, as described herein. The project shall be completed within 30 calendar days after contract award. Contractor shall submit a detailed project schedule to the COR at most five (5) business days after Notice to Proceed. Work outside of the Cemetery's normal operating hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm shall be permitted only by approval of the COR and only in order to meet the Period of Performance. The Magnitude of Construction/ Service: Between $65,000 and $85,000. A bid guarantee is not required. Payment and performance bonds may be required. Code Compliance: All work shall be performed in accordance with National, State, and Local Codes including the International Building Code (IBC), the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the Inter- National Plumbing Code (IPC0, and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Offers will be considered only from contractors who are regularly established in Roof repairs and resurfacing and who in the judgment of the Contracting Officer are financially responsible and able to show evidence of their reliability, ability, experience, equipment, facilities, and personnel directly employed or supervised by them to render prompt and satisfactory service. The Contractor must demonstrate with their technical proposal, using persons directly employed by the Contractor, experience with the installation or repair of at least five (5) roof repairs and resurfacing over the past three (3) years. Each contract submitted must have been satisfactorily completed, or if not yet completed, must be marked by satisfactory progress. The Government will not consider a contract that is less than 50% complete or an effort that concluded more than 3 years ago. The only 2 (Two) organized site visits are scheduled for: June 27, 2016 and June 30, 2016 at 11am (Please contact Mr. James Leonard to make reservations at: (479) 442-2566). Further information is contained in the solicitation. All questions before and after the site visit shall be submitted in writing to the Contract Officer (CO) at henry.dukes@va.gov. All questions are due by close of Business 7/3/2016. The Government will award this solicitation as a Firm Fixed Price Service Contract in accordance with the criteria contained in 52.212-2. This acquisition is 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code is 238160. Size standard is $15 Million. Electronic solicitations will be available for download from Federal Business Opportunities http://www.FedBizOpps.gov on or around June 21st or 22nd, 2016. Responses to the solicitation are due by 2:00 p.m., July 12, 2016. Offeror's are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments to the solicitation which is available at FedBizOpps. No telephone requests will be accepted. Any questions should be sent via email and addressed to: Henry Dukes, Contracting Officer in writing at henry.dukes@va.gov. Prospective offeror's must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website and complete representations and certifications at https://www.sam.gov. Offers received from concerns that are not Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns shall not be considered. SDVOSBs must be verified for ownership and control and listed in the Vendor Information Pages at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov prior to the due date for proposals. (See Provision 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.) All proposals must be submitted through the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Management System (eCMS) Vendor Portal website to be considered. Please go to the VA eCMS Vendor Portal website at https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov to register. Once on the webpage, proceed to the Vendor Portal Login section located on the far left side of the webpage and click on 'Request a user account' to register. Bidders are urged and expected to inspect the site where work is to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after award.

THOR3 Gym Equipment

Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), as part of the THOR3 (Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation & Reconditioning) Program has a requirement for: Commercial Grade Strength & Conditioning Gym Equipment. The Government may choose to award separately, if it is in the best interest of the Government. Vendors are authorized to submit partial quotes. However, it is the Government's desire to minimize the number of awards and reserves the right to award to an offeror, at a higher price, that is capable of providing the majority of all items under this solicitation. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format prescribed in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This combined synopsis/solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses in accordance with Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-81-1, Addendum 16 March 2016. North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) 339920 applies to this procurement. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) has Brand Name or Equal requirements for the certain manufacturers ( Sorinex, Woodway, Concept II, TRX, Cybex, Jacobs Ladder, Lemond and Intek) Certain CLIN descriptions will have a manufacturer name brand. These Items called for by this request for quotation have been identified by a "brand name or equal" (BNOE) description. Such identification is intended to be descriptive but not restrictive and is to indicate the quality and characteristics of products that will be satisfactory. Quotations offering "equal" products will be considered for award if such products are clearly identified and are determined by the Government to fully meet the salient characteristics and requirements listed in the solicitation. To ensure that sufficient information is available for technical evaluation, the offeror shall furnish descriptive material (technical information, brochures, drawings, or other information) necessary for the purchasing activity to determine whether the product offered meets the salient characteristics of the requirement. Offerors not providing technical information shall be excluded from competition. REQUIREMENT and ITEM SPECIFICATIONS: The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the THOR3 Program require the following items: CLIN0001: Squat/Weight Lifting Rack (Brand Name or Equal to Sorinex Base Camp Uber Package) EA 2• 4-way, multi-directional hole design to allow reconfiguration• Between 8'0"-9'0"" Tall, 6' Deep, 4' Wide• Numbered holes allow for accurate alignments and multiple configuration options.• Plate storage in any position on the rack• Textured pins for safely holding plates in place• Band storage• Chain/band storage• Capability for power rack to half rack/double half rack adaptation for reconfiguration capability• Fat pull up bar (2") for functional grip training (standard size)• Indexing chin bar that adjusts for shoulder width and hand angle in adjustable increments• Combination utility seat and step-up attachment with anchoring positional lock to be used as seat or rack• Multi-functional utility step attachment for spotting, 1 leg squats, and belt squats• Pair, 42" safety bars with 10, 1" receptacle holes• Pair, 22" safety bars with 10, 1" receptacle holes• Torso trainer attachment integral to frame (Sometimes referred to as "land mine" attachment)• Plastic Protection in wear areas• Integrated sandwich type J-Cups • Micro Adjusters, no more than 1" in size • Capability of workstation bench self-containment• Capability of plate storage for traditional and/or bumper plates• 20 Universal urethane sheathed, solid steel utility pins with compatibility throughout rack for versatility purposes• Roller pad rack attachment with lock-in capability • No smaller than 3"x 3" 11 and 7 gauge steel construction throughout entire rack• Large bolts for attaching beams and holding rack together, No welded structure• Each upright tested to support at least 50 ton load • Between 8,000 and 12,000lb test flexible, safety straps that will fit above system• Customizable color; OD Green• Installation or assembly CLIN0002: Bridge for Squat/Weight Lifting Rack (BNOE to Sorinex Fitz Rack Bridge) EA 1• 80"x3"x3" steel beam with ½" solid bent and laser cut steel connection point, • At least 11 gauge steel• 1" vertical and horizontal adjustment holes (2" increments), match rack above• Color texture black• Able to adjust higher or lower than standard rack height with increments of 6', 7', 8', 9', or 10'• Able to adjust for width between racks• Installation or assembly CLIN0003: Flat to Incline Dumbbell Bench (BNOE to Sorinex 0-90 Recon Bench) EA 4• Must support a MAX Weight of 400 lbs. to 500lbs• Weight of 115-125 pounds• Back Pad Dimension of 38-40 inches in length and 12 inches in width• Seat Pad Dimension of 12-16 inches in depth and 12 inches in width with a tapering width of 7-9 inches at the front-most point of measurement• Pad Thickness of 2-4 inches• Capability of the four to six different angles of 0, 15, 30, 40, 60, and 90 degrees while base structure of bench remains stationary• Back pad to seat pad gap of 1.5 inches • Total footprint of 54-58 inches by 26-29 inches• Height of 16-19 inches• Construction of 2-inch by 2-inch 11 gauge tubing• Marine grade upholstery with reinforced padding• Integrated spotter steps with diamond plating to resist wear• Removable/cleanable logo head guard to prevent wear and cracking to upholstery CLIN0004: Barbell, Olympic (BNOE to Sorinex All-Terrain Bar) EA 4• Chrome plating with capability to resist chipping, flaking, and fading• Dual Oil-lite bushing with capability to provide smooth rotation of collars• 30-35 knurls per inch• Single piece sleeve construction• ETD 150 Steel• Double snap ringed and pinned• Olympic lifting marks for daily facility safety standards of performance     CLIN0005: Urethane-Coated Olympic Plates (2.5lb) (BNOE to Intek Armor Series Urethane Olympic Plates) EA 4• Impact-resistant• Durable; will not split, peel or delaminate from the insert• Urethane won't scuff, scratch, mar or chip equipment, walls or floors• Impervious to rusting, chipping, flaking and losing their color CLIN0006: Urethane-Coated Olympic Plates (5lb) (BNOE to Intek Armor Series Urethane Olympic Plates) EA 4• Impact-resistant• Durable; will not split, peel or delaminate from the insert• Urethane won't scuff, scratch, mar or chip equipment, walls or floors• Impervious to rusting, chipping, flaking and losing their color CLIN0007: Urethane-Coated Bumper Plates (10lb) (BNOE to Intek Color Olympic Training Bumper Plates) EA 8• Urethane Bumper plates utilize a 5.50" center hub (10lbs = 3.68") of solid hard chrome steel, no bolts• Urethane encased outer shell (CPU) is molded and cured around an inner flange or web that's a larger diameter than the visible portion of the hub. This inner flange ensures strength and stability to the center hub. CLIN0008: Urethane-Coated Bumper Plates (25lb) (BNOE to Intek Color Olympic Training Bumper Plates) EA 8• Urethane Bumper plates utilize a 5.50" center hub (10lbs = 3.68") of solid hard chrome steel, no bolts• Urethane encased outer shell (CPU) shall be molded and cured around an inner flange or web that's a larger diameter than the visible portion of the hub. This inner flange ensures strength and stability to the center hub.• Gray weight increment marking is urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint.• If applicable, custom logo markings are urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint or engraving. They are flush to the surface of the bumper • Gray weight increment marking is urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint.• If applicable, custom logo markings are urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint or engraving. They are flush to the surface of the bumper   CLIN0009: Urethane-Coated Bumper Plates (45lb) (BNOE to Intek Color Olympic Training Bumper Plates) EA 12• Urethane Bumper plates utilize a 5.50" center hub (10lbs = 3.68") of solid hard chrome steel, no bolts.• Urethane encased outer shell (CPU) is molded and cured around an inner flange or web that's a larger diameter than the visible portion of the hub. This inner flange ensures strength and stability to the center hub.• Thickness for each increment measures as follows: 45lbs = 1.94"• Outer diameters measure 17.70" for all increments.• Center hole measures 2.02" for all increments.• Urethane encased outer shell is the highest quality cast polyurethane (CPU) available to the fitness industry.• Urethane encased outer shell performs as a very "dead" bounce which ensures safety for the user from both vertical and lateral movement of the barbell.• Gray weight increment marking is urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint.• If applicable, custom logo markings are urethane (CPU) permanently implemented into the mold, no stickers or paint or engraving. They are flush to the surface of the bumper. CLIN0010: Collars lock (BNOE to Sorinex Husker Lock Collars) (pairs) EA 4• 2" diameter • Nylon and Plastic• Black• 2 lbs./ pair CLIN0011: Stationary Climbing Machine (BNOE to Jacobs Ladder) EA 1• Frame: Welded Tubular Steel• Width: 31.25" maximum• Height: 65.5" (not more than 72")• Length: 76" maximum• Weight: 300 lbs. maximum• Max User Weight? Must be able to hold 400lbs?• Power Source: Self-Powered• Rungs: Solid Wood• Case: ABS/Polyethylene • Display Info: Elapsed Time, Calories Burned, Heart Rate,//Feet Climbed and Rate in Ft/Min CLIN0012: Arc Trainer (BNOE to Cybex 770AT) EA 2 • Load dependent (resistance scaled to the user's weight) • Included technology to ensure user never places their toe behind the knee (to ameliorate stress on the knee joint) • Biomechanically correct leg pathway to reduce stress at the knee while offering a complete range of motion for both the knee and hip• Approximate dimensions (within 6"): (L xW xH) 76 x 37x 62.5 in//196 x 93 x 159 cm• Machine Weight: No More than 450 lbs.• Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs. (181 kg)• Display: Minimum 4.3" Touchscreen for Workout and entertainment setup and control\• Pre-Programmed Workouts: Quick Start, three Weight Loss, two Cardio, two Shaping, three Strength, as well as Adaptive Power, Constant Power, and Heart Rate Control• Compliance: ETL listed to UL 1647, FCC Class B, ASTM, EN 957, CE Low Voltage Directive, EMC and ROHS CLIN0013: Indoor cycling (BNOE to LeMond Rev Master Pro Bike) EA 2• Height - 100 - 130 cm• Width - 50-60 cm• Length - 110 - 130 cm• Weight - 55-65 kg• Pedals - Combination pedals • Belt - automotive industry rubber, Kevlar reinforced belt• Commercial-grade, flywheel design stationary spinning cycle ergometer - flywheel weight• Self-powered, smooth direct drive-train driven quiet flywheel • Corrosion-resistant stable frame and tubing• Full spectrum flywheel resistance selection• No slip height and length adjustable handlebars with configuration for upright and aerodynamic body positioning• Easily adjustable locking fore/aft and height seat adjustments. • Ergonomically designed soft padded saddle. • Dual sided SPD-compatible pedals, wheels and handle for easy mobility. • User friendly (minimal training required for use). CLIN0014: Treadmill (BNOE to Woodway 4 Front) EA 2• Running Surface Approximately 27" W x 68" L (within 6")• Weight Capacity Run 400 lbs. / Walk 800 lbs. (4mph max) • Width 35" (89 cm) //Length 72" (183 cm) With Entertainment: 76"(193) //Height 64" (173 cm) with Entertainment 74" (188cm)//Speed 0-15 mph (0-24 km/h) //Incline 0-25% or (-3%) - (+22%) //Unit Weight 675 lbs., (Shipping Weight 775 lb.) • display w/ Menu driven color LCD screen//10 preprogrammed workouts//Ability to create custom user workouts (up to 99)/Fitness testing (pre-loaded U.S. Military, Medical and Fire Department protocol)//Animated Readouts (speed, incline, distance, calories, time, pace, heart rate and METs)• Interact with embedded touchscreen Entertainment• USB port for exporting workout data and charging mobile devices   CLIN0015: Suspension Trainer (BNOE to Fitness Anywhere TRX Suspension Trainer) EA 2• Recessed anchoring carabineer• Self-adjusting equalizer loop• Suspension anchor with intermediate anchor loops • Max weight of 3lbs and packable• Fits in package approximately 12" x 8" x 4" • Rated to 1,000 pounds • Included training DVD, with two real-time workouts• Guide to outdoor fitness• Door Anchor• Mesh carrying bag CLIN 0016: Dumbbells, Set 5-50 lbs. (BNOE to Intek Armor Series Urethane Dumbbells) EA 1 (2 per Dumbbell)• 5 lbs,10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs., 35 lbs., 40 lbs., 45 lbs., 50 lbs.• Wear-resistant urethane coating• Flared shoulders widen to 1 ¾" diameter at each end   CLIN0017: Dumbbells, Set 55-100 lbs. (BNOE to Intek Armor Series Urethane Dumbbells) EA 1 (2 per Dumbbell)• 55 lbs., 60 lbs., 65 lbs,70 lbs,75 lbs,80 lbs,85 lbs,90 lbs,95 lbs., 100 lbs.• Wear-resistant urethane coating• Flared shoulders widen to 1 ¾" diameter at each end   CLIN 0018: Indoor Rower (BNOE to Concept II Rower Model D) EA 2• Performance Monitor with comparable data for every row• Flywheel and Damper - any specific weight of flywheel?• 14"(35.6 cm)• Adjustable footrests• Adjustable Ergonomic Handle CLIN 0019: Kettlebell/dumbbell Storage Rack (BNOE to Sorinex Iron Bear Storage) EA 3• Stores up to 350 lbs.• Max Width 33"• Max Length 96"• Max Height 49"• 11 gauge steel• 2-3 tier storage CLIN0020: Kettlebells, All Listed Sizes 10 kg - 32 kg (BNOE to Sorinex Ductile) EA 2 (per kettlebell)• Weights are to include 10kg, 12kg, 14kg,16kg, 18kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg, and 32kg• Single cast with a 1.5-inch handle • Wide based bottom without a rubber boot CLIN 0021: SHIPPING and HANDLING. The Total Shipping shall be priced separately in this CLIN with FOB Destination to Fort Bragg, NC. Shipping may be priced per item under individual CLINS, but the total shipping cost shall be provided under this CLIN also. DELIVERY: Desired delivery date is 30 Days ARO to Fort Bragg NC 28310. Partial shipments are authorized - specified at time of order. Required Delivery Date (RDD) is 60 days ARO. FOB Destination shall be to the following locations - MARKED FOR: USAJFKSWCS/HHC (SSA, Co C SPT BN WHSE), Fort Bragg, NC (FBNC) per the CLIN description. VENDOR QUESTIONS AND SOLICITATION ERRORS:Vendors are encouraged to contact the Government for clarification if there are, or appear to be, errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the request for quote. Questions should be submitted in writing to the point of contact identified below:Government POC:SFC Antonio Woodson, antonio.d.woodson@soc.mil Please ensure the following information is included with your quote: *Contract Number *Cage Code/DUNS Number *Contact Information *Payment/Discount Terms *Delivery times and charges *FOB Point*Any other remarks as necessary. RESPONSES/QUOTES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM EST, Wednesday, 4 May 2016. Questions must be submitted NLT 4:00 PM EST, 2 May 16. Please submit responses directly to SFC Antonio Woodson at antonio.d.woodson@soc.mil and CC Scott Phelps at conway-phelps@soc.mil CLAUSE REFERENCES: FAR 52.211-6 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL (AUG 1999)FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management (SAM) MaintenanceFAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items (APR 2014)52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification- Commercial Items (MAR 2015)52.212-4 -Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (SEP 2011)DFARS 252.203-7005, REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (NOV 2011)DFARS 252.223-7004, DRUG-FREE WORK FORCE (SEP 1988DFARS 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUNE 2012) FAR 52.252-2, CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items (JAN 1999)(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this request for quote (RFQ) to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the RFQ and is the lowest price technically acceptable. The following evaluation factors in the descending order of importance will be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technical Acceptability (2) Price and (3) Delivery. 1. Technical acceptability is defined as the contractor's ability to:i. Meet or exceed the specification.*ii. Show acceptable past performance (i.e. capacity to perform the work, no active exclusions in SAM and no derogatory information in FAPIIS).*To ensure that sufficient information is available for technical evaluation, the offeror shall furnish descriptive material (technical information, brochures, or other information) necessary for the purchasing activity to determine whether the offered product meets the salient characteristics of the requirement. Offerors not providing technical information may be excluded from competition. 2. Price. Requirement will be quoted as a Firm Fixed Price offer. Offers shall remain valid for a minimum of 30 days.3. Delivery. Requested Delivery Date is 30 Days ARO. Offeror must specify Shipping Terms, FOB Point, and cost expressed as Firm Fixed price or Not to Exceed Price with charges supported by actual shipping invoice.FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items( DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (Jul 2014)(a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. FAR 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (APR 1984)(a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause.(b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation.DFAR 252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2011) (Not required for items under 5,000) SOFARS 5652.201-9002, Authorized Changes only by the Contracting OfficeThe Contractor shall not comply with any order, direction or request of Government personnel unless it is issued in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, or is pursuant to specific authority otherwise included as part of this contract. Except as specified herein, no order, statement, or conduct of Government personnel who visit the contractor's facilities or in any other manner communicates with Contractor personnel during the performance of this contract shall constitute a change under the Changes clause in Section I. In the event the Contractor effects any change at the direction of any person other the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in cost incurred as a result thereof. The address and telephone number of the Contracting Officer isMr. Scott Phelps, HQ, USASOC, E-2929 Desert Storm Drive (Stop A), DCS, Contracting, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9110, Fax: 910-432-9345; conway-phelps@soc.mil . SOFARS 5652.204-9003, Disclosure of Unclassified Information and Notification Requirements for Cyber Section H (Revised June 2013) (a) On September 21, 2001, the Department of Defense designated Headquarters US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) a sensitive unit, as defined by Title 10 United States Code (USC) Section 130b (10 USC 130b). In keeping with this designation, unclassified information related to USSOCOM military technology acquisitions managed by USSOCOM or any of its component commands, will be designated Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). As such, the contractor hereby unequivocally agrees that it shall not release to anyone outside the Contractor's organization any unclassified information, regardless of medium (e.g., film, tape, document, contractor's external website, newspaper, magazine, journal, corporate annual report, etc.), pertaining to any part of this contract or any program related to this contract, unless the Contracting Officer has given prior written approval. Furthermore, any release of information which associates USSOCOM, Special Operation Forces (SOF), or any component command with an acquisition program, contractor, or this contract is prohibited unless specifically authorized by USSOCOM.(b) Request for approval shall identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. The contractor shall submit the request to the Contracting Officer at least 45 days before the propose date for release for approval. No release of any restricted information shall be made without specific written authorization by the Contracting Office.(c) The protection of sensitive but unclassified data reflecting Special Operations technologies, personnel, plans, and business associations requires due diligence on the part of those in possession of such information. The application of appropriate security measures to ensure the safekeeping of USSOCOM and company proprietary data, intellectual property, and personnel data is the responsibility of all parties who have access to such information. All contractors supporting USSOCOM are required to inform the Contracting Officer within three business days of when there has been a breach or successful penetration of the contractor's network(s) or information system(s). Breaches include unauthorized intrusions of the contractor's server(s) from external parties whether through introduction of malware, hacking, the compromise of access passwords, or any other unauthorized access or compromise. Breaches also include the physical loss of storage media such and disks, hard drives, thumb drives, laptops or other devices which contain duplicates of information contained on the contractor's data systems, or the willful or accidental transmission, copying or posting of contract information which has not been specifically authorized by the Contracting Officer. Estimates of damage and mitigation strategies will be submitted to the Contracting Officer within a period following the breach specified and agreed upon by the Contractor and the Contracting Officer.(d) The Contractor shall include a similar requirement to this clause in each subcontract under this contract. Subcontractors shall submit request for authorization to release and notifications related to cyber security breaches through the prime contractor to the Contracting Officer. (e) The Contractor further understands that Title 18 USC Section 701 specifically prohibits the use of the USSOCOM emblem or logo in any medium (e.g., corporate website, marketing brochure, newspaper, magazine, etc.) unless authorized in writing by USSOCOM. Forward any request to use the USSOCOM emblem or logo through the Contracting Officer.SOFARS 5652.214-9004, Technical and Contractual Questions Concerning This Solicitation (2001) Section L, all questions concerning this procurement, either technical or contractual, must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Office. No direct discussion between the technical representative and a prospective offeror will be conducted unless it is deemed necessary by the Contracting Officer. Send all questions to the following point of contact. The use of e-mail is highly encouraged. Contract Specialist: SFC Antonio Woodson E-mail address: antonio.d.woodson@soc.milFax number: 910-432-9345Phone number: 910-432-1119Mailing Address: HQ, USASOC (ATTN: DCS, Contracting/AOCO)E2929 Desert Storm Drive Fort Bragg NC 28310 SHIPPING AND RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS (JUN 2009)MARKING: Contractors shall ensure that the contract number is clearly marked on the exterior of all shipping cartons/containers. This will assist in timely receipt of and payment for the supplies accepted. The purchase/delivery order number can be located in blocks 1 and 2 of the DD Form 1155 and block 2 of the SF 1449. It also appears at the top of each subsequent page. If drop shipping procedures are used, please ensure that your shipper complies with these instructions. Cartons without identification may be returned "freight collect".SHIPPING: The purchase/delivery order provides the only approved ship to/delivery address (es). Do not redirect shipments to locations other than those specified in the order. To do so may delay acceptance of and payment for the items shipped. Additional costs for shipment to addresses other than those specified on the order will not be paid unless the ship to/delivery address has been changed by a modification to the order signed by a contracting officer.INVOICING PROCEDURES:ELECTRONIC INVOICING: Except as provided in paragraph (c) of DFARS Clause 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Mar 2007), the Contractor shall submit payment requests through Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) utilizing the Invoice and Receiving Report (Combo) method. The COMBO method is designed to generate a notification to the receiver that an invoice has been submitted and requires a receiving report. Utilization of this feature is expected to minimize delays in the payment process.Contractors shall register to use WAWF and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract/order.Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at the following addresses:WAWF General Information and Registration - https://wawf.eb.mil WAWF Training Database (great place to practice using WAWF) - https://wawftraining.eb.mil WAWF On-line Training Course (great place to begin learning WAWF) - www.wawftraining.com DFAS Electronic Commerce End Users Tool Box (register for classroom training and obtain user guides) http://www.dfas.mil/contractorpay/electroniccommerce/ECToolBox.html ALTERNATE METHOD: In the event WAWF is not available, invoices may also be submitted via fax to: DFAS - Rome, FAX# 877-575-3332. This method is to be used by exception only.TO ACCESS PAYMENT STATUS ELECTRONICALLY: https://myinvoice.csd.disa.mil//index.html FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE VENDOR PAY INQUIRY SYSTEM:http://www.dod.mil/dfas/contractorpay/vedorpayinquiresystemvpis.html CUSTOMER SERVICE inquiries may be made to: 1-800-553-0527DFAS: Questions concerning payments should be directed to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Office as designated in this contract. Please have your purchase order/contract number ready when calling about payments. You can also access payment and receipt information using the DFAS web site at http://www.dfas.mil/money/vendor. Your purchase order/contract number or invoice number will be required to inquire about the status of your payment.CODES: The following codes and information will be required to assure successful flow of WAWF documents.TYPE OF DOCUMENT: _X_ COMBO: Invoice and Receiving Report__ Invoice as 2-in-1 (Services only)__ Invoice Only__ Construction Invoice (Contractor Only)__ Progress Payment (Government Only)__ Cost Voucher (Government Only)__ Receiving Report (Government Only)__ Receiving Report with Unique Identification (UID) Data (Government Only) (UID is a new globally unique "part identifier" containing data elements used to track DOD parts through their life cycle.) ISSUE BY DODAAC: H92239SHIP TO DODAAC: Provided at awardACCEPT BY DODAAC: Provided at awardPAYMENT OFFICE FISCAL STATION CODE: HQ0302EMAIL POINTS OF CONTACT LISTING: Upon submission of your electronic invoice, use the Email feature in WAWF to notify the following personnel: Provided at awardACCEPTOR: (FILL IN@soc.mil)CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: (FILL IN@soc.mil)CONTRACTING OFFICER: (FILL IN@soc.mil)ADDITIONAL CONTACT: (FILL IN@soc.mil)RECEIVING REPORT PROCEDURES:ELECTRONIC RECEIVING VIA WAWF: The Warehouse/Receiving Activity/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is responsible to ensure a receiving report is correctly processed and forwarded to the appropriate finance office via Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF). In the event of a WAWF problem, contact the WAWF Help Desk at Telephone #: 1-877-232-9293Email Address: CCO-EC-ARMY-WAWF-HELPDESK@dfas.mil PAPER RECEIVING REPORTS BY EXCEPTION ONLY: DD FORM 1155 - If the DD Form 1155 is used as the receiving report for either a final or partial receipt/payment:SF FORM 1449: If the SF Form 1449 is used as the receiving report as either a final or partial receipt/payment:DD FORM 250: If the DD form 250 is used for the receiving report, the only version acceptable by DFAS is the form dated August 2000.  

Breaching System

Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command | Published July 14, 2016  -  Deadline August 3, 2016
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REQUEST FOR QUOTE The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) has a requirement for: Commercial Silent Entry Breaching System. the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-81-1, Addendum 16 March 2016. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with all applicable clauses and provisions. Full text clauses are available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil.Items called for by this request for quotation have been identified "brand name or equal" to: Osen-Hunter Group (OHG) Silent Entry Torch System (SETS), OHG Self-Contained Hybrid Integrated Evolution Life-support Device (SHIELD) and OHG Portable Air System. Such identification is intended to be descriptive but not restrictive and is to indicate the quality and characteristics of products that will be satisfactory. No partial quotes will be accepted. Please provide a fully quoted price with all items listed below.Quotations offering "equal" products will be considered for award if such products are clearly identified and are determined by the Government to fully meet the salient characteristics and requirements listed in the solicitation. To ensure that sufficient information is available for technical evaluation, the offeror shall furnish descriptive material (technical information, brochures, or other information) necessary for the purchasing activity to determine whether the offered product meets the salient characteristics of the requirement. Offerors not providing technical information may be excluded from competition.REQUIREMENT and ITEM SPECIFICATIONS: (see "brand name or equal" narrative above)*This Requirement is for NEW items; refurbished items are not acceptable. CLIN0001: Silent Entry Torch (Brand Name or Equal to OGH SETS) EA 5• Dimensions: L 20" X W13" X D4"• Weight: Not to exceed 30lbs• Capacity: 1,000L minimum @3000 psi (O2) 207 Bar, and Fully loaded with both torch and ignition systems)• Pistol-Style quick connect/disconnect rod control handle (Hansen Handle)• 9V Battery ignition-less than 2 ounces • 216" of cutting or better 3/8 " steel, compact• low-profile padded backpacked enclosing system, Molle/PALS compatible CLIN0002: Life support device (BNOE to OHG SHIELD) EA 1 • Weight Not to exceed 35lbs ( with air and filter)• Dimensions: L 16-21" X W 10-12"x D 4-6"• Capacity 1500 L minimum @ 4500psi: 45 min Avg. 310 Bar• Must be compatible with the Avon FM53 APR • must include all seven configuration set-ups CLIN0003: Portable Air Jam (BNOE to OHG Mini Air Jam System) EA 1• Weight: not to exceed 200 lbs. Empty • Dimensions 26" H x 25" W x 42"L, 5,000 PSI Compressor Block, • 5.5HP gasoline Engine • 550 Cubic inch on board storage• low pressure air outlet,• Mini Haskel oxygen booster• High pressure oxygen connection inlet and outlet• works with SHIELD and SETS• Powder coated housing with flat free all terrain wheels. • Aluminum Deployment lid. CLIN 0004: SHIPPING and HANDLING. The Total Shipping shall be priced separately in this CLIN with FOB Destination to Fort Bragg, NC. Shipping may be priced per item under individual CLINS, but the total shipping cost shall be provided under this CLIN also. DELIVERY: Desired delivery date is 30 Days ARO to Fort Bragg NC 28310. Partial shipments are authorized - specified at time of order. Required Delivery Date (RDD) is 90 days ARO. FOB Destination shall be to the following locations - Fort Bragg, NC (FBNC) per the CLIN description. VENDOR QUESTIONS AND SOLICITATION ERRORS:Vendors are encouraged to contact the Government for clarification if there are, or appear to be, errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the request for quote. Questions should be submitted in writing to the point of contact identified below:Government POC:SFC Antonio Woodson, antonio.d.woodson@soc.mil Please ensure the following information is included with your quote: *Contract Number *Cage Code/DUNS Number *Contact Information *Payment/Discount Terms *Delivery times and charges *FOB Point*Any other remarks as necessary. RESPONSES/QUOTES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM EST, Wednesday, 3 August 2016. Questions must be submitted NLT 11:00 AM EST, 1 August 16. Please submit responses directly to SFC Antonio Woodson at antonio.d.woodson@soc.mil and CC Scott Phelps at conway-phelps@soc.mil CLAUSE REFERENCES: FAR 52.211-6 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL (AUG 1999)FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management (SAM) MaintenanceFAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items (APR 2014)52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification- Commercial Items (MAR 2015)52.212-4 -Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (SEP 2011)DFARS 252.203-7005, REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (NOV 2011)DFARS 252.223-7004, DRUG-FREE WORK FORCE (SEP 1988DFARS 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUNE 2012) FAR 52.252-2, CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items (JAN 1999)(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this request for quote (RFQ) to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the RFQ and is the lowest price technically acceptable. The following evaluation factors in the descending order of importance will be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technical Acceptability (2) Price and (3) Delivery. 1. Technical acceptability is defined as the contractor's ability to:i. Meet or exceed the specification.*ii. No active exclusions in SAM and no derogatory information in FAPIIS).*To ensure that sufficient information is available for technical evaluation, the offeror shall furnish descriptive material (technical information, brochures, or other information) necessary for the purchasing activity to determine whether the offered product meets the salient characteristics of the requirement. Offerors not providing technical information may be excluded from competition. 2. Price. Requirement will be quoted as a Firm Fixed Price offer. Offers shall remain valid for a minimum of 45 days.3. Delivery. Requested Delivery Date is 30 Days ARO. Offeror must specify Shipping Terms, FOB Point, and cost expressed as Firm Fixed price or Not to Exceed Price with charges supported by actual shipping invoice.FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (Jul 2014)(a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. FAR 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (APR 1984)(a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause.(b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation.DFAR 252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2011) (Not required for component items under $5,000.00 per item) SOFARS 5652.201-9002, Authorized Changes only by the Contracting OfficeThe Contractor shall not comply with any order, direction or request of Government personnel unless it is issued in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, or is pursuant to specific authority otherwise included as part of this contract. Except as specified herein, no order, statement, or conduct of Government personnel who visit the contractor's facilities or in any other manner communicates with Contractor personnel during the performance of this contract shall constitute a change under the Changes clause in Section I. In the event the Contractor effects any change at the direction of any person other the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in cost incurred as a result thereof. The address and telephone number of the Contracting Officer is C. Scott PhelpsDeputy, DCS & Contracting OfficerHQ, USASOC (AOCO)E-2929 Desert Storm Drive (Stop A)Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9110Comm: 910-432-8598Fax: 910-432-9345conway-phelps@soc.mil SOFARS 5652.204-9003, Disclosure of Unclassified Information and Notification Requirements for Cyber Section H (Revised June 2013) (a) On September 21, 2001, the Department of Defense designated Headquarters US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) a sensitive unit, as defined by Title 10 United States Code (USC) Section 130b (10 USC 130b). In keeping with this designation, unclassified information related to USSOCOM military technology acquisitions managed by USSOCOM or any of its component commands, will be designated Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). As such, the contractor hereby unequivocally agrees that it shall not release to anyone outside the Contractor's organization any unclassified information, regardless of medium (e.g., film, tape, document, contractor's external website, newspaper, magazine, journal, corporate annual report, etc.), pertaining to any part of this contract or any program related to this contract, unless the Contracting Officer has given prior written approval. Furthermore, any release of information which associates USSOCOM, Special Operation Forces (SOF), or any component command with an acquisition program, contractor, or this contract is prohibited unless specifically authorized by USSOCOM.(b) Request for approval shall identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. The contractor shall submit the request to the Contracting Officer at least 45 days before the propose date for release for approval. No release of any restricted information shall be made without specific written authorization by the Contracting Office.(c) The protection of sensitive but unclassified data reflecting Special Operations technologies, personnel, plans, and business associations requires due diligence on the part of those in possession of such information. The application of appropriate security measures to ensure the safekeeping of USSOCOM and company proprietary data, intellectual property, and personnel data is the responsibility of all parties who have access to such information. All contractors supporting USSOCOM are required to inform the Contracting Officer within three business days of when there has been a breach or successful penetration of the contractor's network(s) or information system(s). Breaches include unauthorized intrusions of the contractor's server(s) from external parties whether through introduction of malware, hacking, the compromise of access passwords, or any other unauthorized access or compromise. Breaches also include the physical loss of storage media such and disks, hard drives, thumb drives, laptops or other devices which contain duplicates of information contained on the contractor's data systems, or the willful or accidental transmission, copying or posting of contract information which has not been specifically authorized by the Contracting Officer. Estimates of damage and mitigation strategies will be submitted to the Contracting Officer within a period following the breach specified and agreed upon by the Contractor and the Contracting Officer.(d) The Contractor shall include a similar requirement to this clause in each subcontract under this contract. Subcontractors shall submit request for authorization to release and notifications related to cyber security breaches through the prime contractor to the Contracting Officer. (e) The Contractor further understands that Title 18 USC Section 701 specifically prohibits the use of the USSOCOM emblem or logo in any medium (e.g., corporate website, marketing brochure, newspaper, magazine, etc.) unless authorized in writing by USSOCOM. Forward any request to use the USSOCOM emblem or logo through the Contracting Officer.SOFARS 5652.214-9004, Technical and Contractual Questions Concerning This Solicitation (2001) Section L, all questions concerning this procurement, either technical or contractual, must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Office. No direct discussion between the technical representative and a prospective offeror will be conducted unless it is deemed necessary by the Contracting Officer. Send all questions to the following point of contact. The use of e-mail is highly encouraged. Contract Specialist: SFC Antonio Woodson E-mail address: antonio.d.woodson@soc.milFax number: 910-432-9345Phone number: 910-432-1119Mailing Address: HQ, USASOC (ATTN: DCS, Contracting/AOCO)E2929 Desert Storm Drive Fort Bragg NC 28310 SHIPPING AND RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS (JUN 2009)MARKING: Contractors shall ensure that the contract number is clearly marked on the exterior of all shipping cartons/containers. This will assist in timely receipt of and payment for the supplies accepted. The purchase/delivery order number can be located in blocks 1 and 2 of the DD Form 1155 and block 2 of the SF 1449. It also appears at the top of each subsequent page. If drop shipping procedures are used, please ensure that your shipper complies with these instructions. Cartons without identification may be returned "freight collect".SHIPPING: The purchase/delivery order provides the only approved ship to/delivery address (es). Do not redirect shipments to locations other than those specified in the order. To do so may delay acceptance of and payment for the items shipped. Additional costs for shipment to addresses other than those specified on the order will not be paid unless the ship to/delivery address has been changed by a modification to the order signed by a contracting officer.INVOICING PROCEDURES:ELECTRONIC INVOICING: Except as provided in paragraph (c) of DFARS Clause 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Mar 2007), the Contractor shall submit payment requests through Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) utilizing the Invoice and Receiving Report (Combo) method. The COMBO method is designed to generate a notification to the receiver that an invoice has been submitted and requires a receiving report. Utilization of this feature is expected to minimize delays in the payment process.Contractors shall register to use WAWF and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract/order.Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at the following addresses:WAWF General Information and Registration - https://wawf.eb.mil WAWF Training Database (great place to practice using WAWF) - https://wawftraining.eb.mil WAWF On-line Training Course (great place to begin learning WAWF) - www.wawftraining.com DFAS Electronic Commerce End Users Tool Box (register for classroom training and obtain user guides) http://www.dfas.mil/contractorpay/electroniccommerce/ECToolBox.html ALTERNATE METHOD: In the event WAWF is not available, invoices may also be submitted via fax to: DFAS - Rome, FAX# 877-575-3332. This method is to be used by exception only.TO ACCESS PAYMENT STATUS ELECTRONICALLY: https://myinvoice.csd.disa.mil//index.html FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE VENDOR PAY INQUIRY SYSTEM:http://www.dod.mil/dfas/contractorpay/vedorpayinquiresystemvpis.html CUSTOMER SERVICE inquiries may be made to: 1-800-553-0527DFAS: Questions concerning payments should be directed to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Office as designated in this contract. Please have your purchase order/contract number ready when calling about payments. You can also access payment and receipt information using the DFAS web site at http://www.dfas.mil/money/vendor. Your purchase order/contract number or invoice number will be required to inquire about the status of your payment.CODES: The following codes and information will be required to assure successful flow of WAWF documents.TYPE OF DOCUMENT: _X_ COMBO: Invoice and Receiving Report__ Invoice as 2-in-1 (Services only)__ Invoice Only__ Construction Invoice (Contractor Only)__ Progress Payment (Government Only)__ Cost Voucher (Government Only)__ Receiving Report (Government Only)__ Receiving Report with Unique Identification (UID) Data (Government Only) (UID is a new globally unique "part identifier" containing data elements used to track DOD parts through their life cycle.) ISSUE BY DODAAC: H92239SHIP TO DODAAC: Provided at awardACCEPT BY DODAAC: Provided at awardPAYMENT OFFICE FISCAL STATION CODE: HQ0302EMAIL POINTS OF CONTACT LISTING: Upon submission of your electronic invoice, use the Email feature in WAWF to notify the following personnel: Provided at awardACCEPTOR: (FILL IN@soc.mil)CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: (FILL IN@soc.mil)CONTRACTING OFFICER: (FILL IN@soc.mil)ADDITIONAL CONTACT: (FILL IN@soc.mil)RECEIVING REPORT PROCEDURES:ELECTRONIC RECEIVING VIA WAWF: The Warehouse/Receiving Activity/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is responsible to ensure a receiving report is correctly processed and forwarded to the appropriate finance office via Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF). In the event of a WAWF problem, contact the WAWF Help Desk at Telephone #: 1-877-232-9293Email Address: CCO-EC-ARMY-WAWF-HELPDESK@dfas.mil PAPER RECEIVING REPORTS BY EXCEPTION ONLY: DD FORM 1155 - If the DD Form 1155 is used as the receiving report for either a final or partial receipt/payment:SF FORM 1449: If the SF Form 1449 is used as the receiving report as either a final or partial receipt/payment:DD FORM 250: If the DD form 250 is used for the receiving report, the only version acceptable by DFAS is the form dated August 2000.  

Boat Refurbishment Services

Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command | Published July 10, 2015  -  Deadline July 21, 2015
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. ___ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru). ___ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal). ___ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246 -- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that -- (i) It [ ___ ] has, [ ___ ] has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It [ ___ ] has, [ ___ ] has not, filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that -- (i) It [ ___ ] has developed and has on file, [ ___ ] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It [ ___ ] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American - Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'': Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No.: Country of Origin: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No.: Country of Origin: (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals-- (1) [ ___ ] Are, [ ___ ] are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) [ ___ ] Have, [ ___ ] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; and (3) [ ___ ] Are, [ ___ ] are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) [ ___ ] Have, [ ___ ] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appear rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals Contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial a appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed End Product Listed End (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ___ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ___ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that is has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) [ ___ ] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [ ___ ] Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards. (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] (1) [ ___ ] Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror [ ___ ] does [ ___ ] does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. (2) [ ___ ] Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror [ ___ ] does [ ___ ] does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer identification number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). [ ___ ] TIN: ___ _. [ ___ ] TIN has been applied for. [ ___ ] TIN is not required because: [ ___ ] Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; [ ___ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; [ ___ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government; (4) Type of organization. [ ___ Sole proprietorship [ ___ ] Partnership; [ ___ ] Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); [ ___ ] Corporate entity (tax-exempt); [ ___ ] Government entity (Federal, State, or local); [ ___ ] Foreign government; [ ___ ] International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; [ ___ ] Other ___ . (5) Common parent. [ ___ ] Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent: [ ___ ] Name and TIN of common parent: Name ___ TIN ___ (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations- (1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall email questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certification. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50(U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it [ ] has or [ ] does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ___ Immediate owner legal name: ___ (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: [ ___ ] Yes or [ ___ ] No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest level owner CAGE code: ___ Highest level owner legal name: ___ (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of Provision) FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (APR 2015) (a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Dec 2010) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (Jan 2013) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965, (Nov 2007), (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.) (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ____ Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.) (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Jul 2012). (xiii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xiv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S.- Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil (End of clause) FAR 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) 52.222-42 STATEMENT OF EQUIVALENT RATES FOR FEDERAL HIRES (MAY 2014) In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY: IT IS NOT A WAGE DETERMINATION Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits: 05130 MOTOR EQUIPMENT METAL MECHANIC (Motor Vehicle Body Repairer) WG-10 Rate $21.30 per Hour. Wage Determination applicable to this requirement is dependent on the offeror's location.. Wage Determinations may be downloaded from the following websites: http://www.wdol.gov or http://servicecontract.ntis.gov 52.222-99 ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM WAGE FOR CONTRACTORS (DEVIATION 2014-O0017) (JUNE 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, dated June 12, 2014. (a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. (b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such new wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of the adjustment. (d) The Contractor Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). (e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. (End of clause) SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information and Notification Requirements for Cyber Security Breaches (2013) Section H (Revised June 2013) (a) On September 21, 2001, the Department of Defense designated Headquarters US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) a sensitive unit, as defined by Title 10 United States Code (USC) Section 130b (10 USC 130b). In keeping with this designation, unclassified information related to USSOCOM military technology acquisitions managed by USSOCOM or any of its component commands, will be designated Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). As such, the contractor hereby unequivocally agrees that it shall not release to anyone outside the Contractor's organization any unclassified information, regardless of medium (e.g., film, tape, document, contractor's external website, newspaper, magazine, journal, corporate annual report, etc.), pertaining to any part of this contract or any program related to this contract, unless the Contracting Officer has given prior written approval. Furthermore, any release of information which associates USSOCOM, Special Operation Forces (SOF), or any component command with an acquisition program, contractor, or this contract is prohibited unless specifically authorized by USSOCOM. (b) Request for approval shall identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. The contractor shall submit the request to the Contracting Officer at least 45 days before the propose date for release for approval. No release of any restricted information shall be made without specific written authorization by the Contracting Office. (c) The protection of sensitive but unclassified data reflecting Special Operations technologies, personnel, plans, and business associations requires due diligence on the part of those in possession of such information. The application of appropriate security measures to ensure the safekeeping of USSOCOM and company proprietary data, intellectual property, and personnel data is the responsibility of all parties who have access to such information. All contractors supporting USSOCOM are required to inform the Contracting Officer within three business days of when there has been a breach or successful penetration of the contractor's network(s) or information system(s). Breaches include unauthorized intrusions of the contractor's server(s) from external parties whether through introduction of malware, hacking, the compromise of access passwords, or any other unauthorized access or compromise. Breaches also include the physical loss of storage media such and disks, hard drives, thumb drives, laptops or other devices which contain duplicates of information contained on the contractor's data systems, or the willful or accidental transmission, copying or posting of contract information which has not been specifically authorized by the Contracting Officer. Estimates of damage and mitigation strategies will be submitted to the Contracting Officer within a period following the breach specified and agreed upon by the Contractor and the Contracting Officer. (d) The Contractor shall include a similar requirement to this clause in each subcontract under this contract. Subcontractors shall submit request for authorization to release and notifications related to cyber security breaches through the prime contractor to the Contracting Officer. (e) The Contractor further understands that Title 18 USC Section 701 specifically prohibits the use of the USSOCOM emblem or logo in any medium (e.g., corporate website, marketing brochure, news paper, magazine, etc.) unless authorized in writing by USSOCOM. Forward any request to use the USSOCOM emblem or logo through the Contracting Officer. DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports, the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Systems for Award Management at http://www.sam.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website Home Page, under about WAWF. Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095; Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD.DISA.MIL. SOFARS 5652.201-9002, Authorized Changes only by the Contracting Officer with the following clause addenda: The address and email address of the Contracting Officer is Ms Gloria Harris, HQ, USASOC, E-2929 Desert Storm Drive (Stop A), DCS, Acquisitions and Contracting, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9110, Fax: 910-432-9345; harrisgl@soc.mil. SOFARS 5652.214-9004 Technical and Contractual Questions Concerning this Solicitation should be sent to Contract Specialist lanora.means@soc.mil QUOTES ARE DUE: Quotes shall be received at HQ-USASOC ATTN: AOCO (Lanora Means), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 28310, not later than 1:00 p.m. ET, 21 July 2015. Fax submissions will be accepted at (910) 432-9345. E-mail submissions will be accepted at lanora.means@soc.mil, however, it is the contractor's responsibility to ensure that e-mail submissions are received by the contracting officer. Quotes shall include: (1) letter signed by an individual authorized to bind the organization, with a schedule of offered items to include unit and total price. Questions must be submitted in writing no later than1:00 p.m. ET, 17 July 2015 . Questions concerning this acquisition shall be submitted in writing and e-mailed to the contracting officer's address provided. Telephonic questions pertaining to the technical requirement of this solicitation will not be answered. All answers will be provided via an amendment to the solicitation. Any amendments that may be issued will be published in the FBO the same as this combined synopsis/solicitation. The point of contact for this requirement is Ms. Lanora Means, Contract Specialist at (910) 432-1503, e-mail lanora.means@soc.mil.

65--Chair mounted A-Dec LED Dental Chair Lights

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 17, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The commercial items procedures of FAR Part 12 will be used. Solicitation# RFQ VA256-16-Q-1274. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89, effective July 14, 2016. NAICS code is 339114, size standard is 750 employees Place of Performance: Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks 1100 N. College Ave Fayetteville, AR 72703 Performance Period: Not later than 60 days after date of award . Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers shall be submitted to Roxanne.richards3@va.gov NO LATER THAN August 29, 2016 by 2:00 PM CST. POC: Roxanne Richards, Contracting Specialist Phone: 713-794-7410 Email: Roxanne.richards3@va.gov CONTRACT CLAUSES/SOLICITATION PROVISIONS The provision at 52.212-1 Introduction to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition. All offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -Commercial Items. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement. The addendum to FAR 52.212-4 also applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and all additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 Show FAR clauses followed by VAAR clauses in numeric order. List all clauses incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-2 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. 1. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA 1. Contract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals: a. CONTRACTOR: b. GOVERNMENT: Contracting Officer 36C580 Department of Veterans Affairs Purchasing and Contracting NCO 16 Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe BLVD Houston TX 77030 4298 2. CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with: [X] 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System For Award Management, or [] 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party 3. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears: a. Quarterly [] b. Semi-Annually [] c. Other [X] Upon receipt and inspection by Service line 4. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Department of Veterans Affairs Financial Service Center PO Box 149971 Austin TX 78714-9971 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AMENDMENTS: The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the Solicitation numbered and dated as follows: AMENDMENT NO DATE 2. PRICE/COST SCHEDULE ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 A-DEC 571L DENTAL LIGHT LED STANDARD A-DEC 57 1L DENTAL LIGHT LED WHITE 511 CHAIR STANDARD (BOXED) LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 571L 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 INSTALLATION FEE 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ 3. LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 4. 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE JUL 2015 52.232-18 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS APR 1984 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS DEC 2013 5. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (DEVIATION) (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors 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 VII, 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 comply with the provisions of this clause. 6. VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. 7. VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. 8. 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2016) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (NOV 2015). (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). [] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (OCT 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). [] (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUN 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) [] (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (5) [Reserved] [] (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [] (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (OCT 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). [] (10) [Reserved] [] (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011) of 52.219-3. [] (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. [] (13) [Reserved] [X] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011). [] (iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011). [] (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. [] (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. [] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3). [] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iv) Alternate III (OCT 2015) of 52.219-9. [] (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). [] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). [] (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). [] (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). [X] (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). [] (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (DEC 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (DEC 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [X] (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). [X] (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016) (E.O. 13126). [X] (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). [X] (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). [] (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [] (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). [] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [] (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). [X] (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [] (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) [] (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C.6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [] (36) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). [] (37) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [] (38)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (OCT 2015) of 52.223-13. [] (39)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14. [] (40) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(42 U.S.C. 8259b). [] (41)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16. [X] (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) [] (43) 52.223-20, Aerosols (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). [] (44) 52.223-21, Foams (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). [X] (45) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). [] (46)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iv) Alternate III (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (47) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (FEB 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). [X] (48) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). [] (49) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). [] (50) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (51) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (52) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [] (53) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [] (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [X] (55) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (56) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (57) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). [] (58)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). [] (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). [] (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015). [] (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). [] (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (SEP 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (OCT 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi)(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (B) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015) (E. O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. 9. 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ FAR Number Title Date 52.204-16 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTING JUL 2015 52.204-17 52.212-1 OWNERSHIP OR CONTROL OF OFFEROR INSTRUCTORS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS NOV 2014 OCT 2015 10. 52.203-98 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (DEVIATION) (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, 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 internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors 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. 11. 52.204-20 PREDECESSOR OF OFFEROR (APR 2016) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code means- (1) An identifier assigned to entities located in the United States and its outlying areas by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Branch to identify a commercial or government entity, or (2) An identifier assigned by a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or by NATO's Support Agency (NSPA) to entities located outside the United States and its outlying areas that DLA Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Branch records and maintains in the CAGE master file. This type of code is known as an NCAGE code. Predecessor means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor. Successor means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances. (b) The Offeror represents that it [ ] is or [ ] is not a successor to a predecessor that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. (c) If the Offeror has indicated "is" in paragraph (b) of this provision, enter the following information for all predecessors that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years (if more than one predecessor, list in reverse chronological order): Predecessor CAGE code: ____ (or mark "Unknown"). Predecessor legal name: ____. (Do not use a "doing business as" name).

U--Laboratory Web Training

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (NC) CPAC | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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Introduction This is a REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. Responses to this RFI must be in writing. The purpose of this RFI announcement is for market research to make appropriate acquisition decisions and to gain knowledge for budgetary planning. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. Responses to this notice shall include the following: (a) company name (b) address (c) point of contact (d) phone, fax, and email (e) DUNS number (f) Cage Code (g) Tax ID Number and Small Business Status (SDVOSB/VOSB/8A/HubZone/Minority Owned/etc) (h) must provide a capability statement that addresses the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the laboratory web based training and competency assessments as described below: TITLE OF PROJECT: LABORATORY WEB-BASED TRAINING 1. PURPOSE. To obtain a firm fixed price contract to provide laboratory training and competency assessments modules for VHA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services (P&LMS). Base period of performance is September 2015 to September 2016. 2. BACKGROUND. Training and competency assessments modules have been used in VHA to augment local training and enables laboratory and point of care testing personnel to meet training and competency requirements as dictated by accreditation and regulatory agencies. Training and assessments shall be accessible online, anywhere, 24/7 to provide additional training flexibility. Components core to training and assessment program are: 1. Clinical Laboratory training and competence assessments of staff involved in all phases of laboratory testing: specimen collection, transportation processing and analysis. 2. Point of Care training and tracking of competency assessments for staff using microscopes, waived test kits, and instruments in point of care settings. 3. Flexibility for site specific development and documentation of training and assessment protocols. Securing the training modules would allow P&LMS to comply with the mandatory requirements of VHA handbook 1106. It also gives Laboratory professionals the tools they need to obtain the 45 CEU's required to maintain their certifications in order to practice in VA laboratories. 3. OBJECTIVES. To secure a national contract to provide VHA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Services and Point of Care testing personnel access to an online training and competence assessments platform. The contractor's library shall contain training and assessments for the most current, commonly used laboratory testing kits and methodologies. 4. SCOPE. The Contractor shall provide real-time access to the full training platform (training modules, competency assessment, and webinars) via the internet for VHA P&LMS and point of care testing personnel. In addition to access, users will have the ability to manage and document their training, view, and track and print all documents. Access shall be seven days a week/24 hours a day. CEU will be provided, as appropriate. 5. MANDATORY TASKS AND DELIVERABLES. The Contractor will provide enrolled users online access to the trainers portfolio (training, competency assessment, webinar) seven days a week/24 hours a day. The contractor shall provide designated administrator(s) the ability to set up and manage user accounts. The contractor shall provide CEUs for training, as appropriate. The contactor will provide a semiannual report of usage activity to the P&LMS Program Office and/or COR. If for any reason, a deliverable cannot be delivered on time according to the below schedule, the contractor shall provide a written explanation three days prior to the due date to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). This written transmittal shall include a firm commitment of when the work shall be completed. This transmittal to the COR shall cite reasons for the delay, and the impact on the overall project. The COR will review collaboratively with the Program Office (may be same as the COR) and issue a response in accordance with the contract terms and conditions. Unless otherwise specified an electronic copy shall be placed in the designated CBO SharePoint site or other CBO-designated site. Specifically, the contractor shall: 5.1 Task One. Service Agreement: The contractor shall provide system support for online training, competency assessments, and webinars to VHA P&LMS and point of care testing personnel. This includes: 1. Provide VHA P&LMS users with phone and email technical support from 7:30 AM to 4:30PM PT 2. Provide system monitoring and maintenance to prevent access interruptions 3. Notify VACO P&LMS Program Office of changes throughout contract period. 5.2 Schedules for Mandatory Deliverables. 5.2.1 Table of Base Period Mandatory Deliverables Due Dates REFERENCE DELIVERABLE DUE DATE Deliverable 1 Detailed user and access information and instructions Within 15 days after contract award Deliverable 2 Administrator access (facility level) and instructions for end-user and training management Within 5 days after access request from P&LMS Program Office official Deliverable 3 Award of continuing education unit(s), as appropriate Within 3 days of completed training Deliverable 4 Semiannual usage reports Report elements to be defined and agreed upon by both parties End of February and July following award 1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE. The period of performance shall be from the date of award for a one (1) year base period of 09/15 to 09/16. There is ten (10) Federal holidays set by law (U.S.C. Title 5 Section 6103): Under current definitions, four are set by date: New Year's Day January 1 Independence Day July 4 Veteran's Day November 11 Christmas Day December 25 If any of the above falls on a Saturday, then Friday shall be observed as a holiday. Similarly, if one falls on a Sunday, then Monday shall be observed as a holiday. The other six are set by a day of the week and month: Martin Luther King Day Third Monday in January Washington's Birthday Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Labor Day First Monday in September Columbus Day Second Monday in October Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November 2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE. The Contractor shall support this effort at the Department of Veterans Affairs 3. KEY PERSONNEL. Certain skilled experience professional and/or technical personnel are essential for accomplishing the work to be performed. These individuals are defines as "Key personnel" and are those persons whose resumes were submitted and marked by the vendor as "Key Personnel". Substitutions shall only be accepted if in compliance with "Substitutions shall only be accepted if in compliance with "Substitution of Key Personnel" provision identified below. Name Title The Contracting Officer may notify the Contractor and request immediate removal of any personnel assigned to the task order by the Contractor that are deemed to have a conflict of interest with the government or if the performance is deemed to be unsatisfactory. The reason for removal will be documented and replacement personnel shall be identified within three business days of the notification. Employment and staffing difficulties shall not be justification for failure to meet established schedules. 8.1 Substitution of Key Personnel. All Contractor requests for approval of substitutions hereunder shall be submitted in writing to the COTR and the Contracting Officer at least thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the effective date, whenever possible, and shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitution, a complete resume for the proposed substitute, and any other information requested by the Contracting Officer necessary to approve or disapprove the proposed substitution. New personnel shall not commence work until all necessary security requirements, as defined in Section J, have been fulfilled and resumes provided and accepted. The COTR and the Contracting Officer will evaluate such requests and promptly notify the Contractor of approval or disapproval in writing. 8.2 The Contractor shall be responsible for managing and overseeing the activities of all Contractor personnel, as well as subcontractor efforts used in performance of this effort. The Contractor's management responsibilities shall include all activities necessary to ensure the Accomplishment of timely and effective support, performed in accordance with the Requirements contained in the statement of work. 8.3 Domain Knowledge. NA Contractor Personnel Requirements. NA. 8.4 Staff Qualifications. NA 4. TRAVEL. NA 5. TYPE OF CONTRACT. A Firm- Fixed Price Task Order/Contract will be issued for this effort. 11. CHANGES TO THE SOW. Any changes to this SOW shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the Contracting Officer. A copy of each change will be kept in a project folder along with all other products of the project. Costs incurred by the contractor through the actions of parties other than the Contracting Officer shall be borne by the contractor. 12. GOVERNMENT AND CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES. a. The CBO shall provide the contractor with copies of documents that the VA is required to provide. b. The contractor shall request other VA documentation deemed pertinent to the work accomplishment directly from the COTR. The contractor is expected to use common knowledge and resourcefulness in securing all other reference materials, standard industry publications, and related materials that are pertinent to the work. a. The contractor shall maintain frequent communications with the Program Office and the COTR to conduct work in progress reviews. Progress reports shall be delivered electronically to the COTR, with an electronic courtesy copy to the Program Office. 13. FORMAL ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF DELIVERABLES. The VA shall have 15 business days to review each document and provide feedback and comments. The contractor shall have five business days to incorporate comments. A final review shall be conducted with the COTR and the P&LMS Program Office. Delivery of the post-final review document with incorporated comments from the final review meeting shall constitute acceptance by the VA with COTR's written approval. 14. QUALITY STANDARDS FOR DELIVERABLES - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: Standards: 14.1 Review of relevant materials. Deliverables shall be timely, comprehensive, thoughtful, relevant presentation of alternatives, pros and cons, and feasible recommendations. 14.2 CBO Presentations. Presentations shall be clear, concise, executive-focused, and written in such a way as to be understood by lay persons. Quality of deliverable directly correlates with effectiveness of CBO communications. 14.3 Project Plan. Project Plan shall be timely and comprehensive; recognize and address authority, perceptions, and concerns of stakeholders; incorporate scope of requisite contract requirements across the CBO. 14.4 Reports. Reports are submitted on time and include those topics described in the SOW, agreed to in the master plan and as requested for special reports; necessary clearances are obtained as needed in a timely manner. 14.5 Publications and other documents. Deliverables are timely submission in formats appropriate to target audiences; consideration of best dissemination mechanisms; user friendly, clear, thorough and comprehensive documentation and publications. 14.6 Meeting support. Timely and thoughtful pre-meeting preparations and logistics; smooth meeting operations; timely and comprehensive post-meeting summaries. 14.7 Coordination. Contractor collaboration with CBO is timely, appropriate and demonstrates cooperative support to VHA Executives and staff. 14.8 Analyses and Assessments. Analyses and assessments are performed with accuracy, comprehensiveness and adherence to industry best practices. 14.9 Modifications. Timely, comprehensive, high quality covering all functional, performance, and physical areas as delineated in the SOW; final plan incorporates VA feedback in a timely manner. 14.10 Obtain relevant stakeholder input. Deliverables are innovative, timely implementation of input mechanisms; accurate and comprehensive synthesis of results and recommendations. Integration of relevant stakeholder input documented for deliverable. 15. SECURITY - PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS General - All contractors and contractor personnel shall be subject to the same Federal laws, regulations, standards and VA policies as VA, and VA personnel, regarding information and information system security. Contractors must follow policies and procedures outlined in VA Directive 6500, Information Security Program and its handbooks to ensure appropriate security controls are in place. 15.1 Access to VA Information and VA Information Systems 15.1.1 A contractor shall request logical (technical) and/or physical access to VA information and VA information systems for employees, subcontractors, and affiliates only to the extent necessary: (1) to perform the services specified in the contract, (2) to perform necessary maintenance functions for electronic storage or transmission media necessary for performance of the contract, and (3) for individuals who first satisfy the same conditions, requirements and restrictions that comparable VA employees must meet in order to have access to the same type of VA information. 15.1.2 All contractors and subcontractors working with VA Sensitive Information are subject to the same investigative requirements as those of regular VA appointees or employees who have access to the same types of information. The level of background security investigation will be in accordance with VA Directive 0710, Handbook 0710, which are available at: http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/ and VHA Directive 0710 and implementing Handbook 0710.01 which are available at.: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/index.cfm Contractors are responsible for screening their employees. The following are VA's approved policy exceptions for meeting VA's background screenings/investigative requirements for certain types of contractors: 15.1.3 Contract personnel not accessing VA information resources such as personnel hired to maintain the medical facility grounds, construction contracts, utility system contractors, etc., 15.1.4 Contract personnel with limited and intermittent access to equipment connected to facility networks on which no VA sensitive information is available, including contractors who install, maintain, and repair networked building equipment such as fire alarm; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; elevator control systems, etc. If equipment to be repaired is located within sensitive areas (e.g. computer room/communications closets) VA IT staff must escort contractors while on site. 15.1.5 Contract personnel with limited and intermittent access to equipment connected to facility networks on which limited VA sensitive information may reside, including medical equipment contractors who install, maintain, and repair networked medical equipment such as CT scanners, EKG systems, ICU monitoring, etc. In this case, Veterans Health Administration facilities must have a duly executed VA business associate agreement (BAA) in place with the vendor in accordance with VHA Handbook 1600.01, Business Associates, to assure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in addition to the contract. Contract personnel, if on site, should be escorted by VA IT staff. 15.1.6 Contract personnel who require access to national security programs must have a valid security clearance. National Industrial Security Program (NISP) was established by Executive Order 12829 to ensure that cleared U.S. defense industry safeguards the classified information in their possession while performing work on contracts, programs, bids, or research and development efforts. Defense Security Service (DSS) administers the NISP on behalf of the Department of Defense and 23 other federal agencies within the Executive Branch. VA will verify clearance through DSS. 15.2 VA Information Custodial Requirements 15.2.1 Information made available to the contractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of the contracting officer. This clause expressly limits the contractor's rights to use data as described in Rights in Data - General, FAR 52.227-14(d) (1). 15.2.2 Information generated by a Contractor as a part of the contractor's normal business operations, such as medical records created in the course of providing treatment, is subject to a review by the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to determine if the information is the property of VA and subject to VA policy. If the information is determined by OGC to not be the property of VA, the restrictions required for VA information will not apply. 15.2.3 VA information will not be co-mingled with any other data on the contractors and, or subcontractors information systems/media storage systems in order to ensure VA requirements related to data protection and media sanitization can be met. VA also reserves the right to conduct IT resource inspections to ensure data separation and on-site inspection of information destruction/media sanitization procedures to ensure they are in compliance with VA policy requirements. 15.2.4 Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor will not destroy information received from VA or gathered or created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA contracting officer. Any data destruction done on behalf of VA by a contractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, and applicable VA Records Control Schedules. 15.2.5 The contractor will receive, gather, store, back up, maintain, use, disclose and dispose of VA information only in compliance with the terms of the contract and applicable Federal and VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies. Applicable Federal information security regulations include all Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and Special Publications (SP) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). If Federal or VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies become applicable to the VA information or information systems after execution of the contract, or if NIST issues or updates applicable FIPS after execution of this contract, the parties agree to negotiate in good faith to implement the information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies, including FIPS or SP, in this contract. 15.2.6 Contractors collecting, storing, or disseminating personal identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) data must conform to all pertinent regulations, laws, and VA directives related to privacy. Contractors must provide access for VA privacy reviews and assessments and provide appropriate documentation as directed. 15.2.7 The contractor shall not make copies of VA information except as necessary to perform the terms of the agreement or to preserve electronic information stored on contractor electronic storage media for restoration in case any electronic equipment or data used by the contractor needs to be restored to an operating state. 15.2.8 If VA determines that the contractor has violated any of the information confidentiality, privacy, and security provisions of the contract, it shall be sufficient grounds for VA to terminate the contract for default or terminate for cause under Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") part 12. 15.2.9 If a VHA contract is terminated for cause, the associated business associate agreement (BAA) will also be terminated and appropriate actions taken in accordance with VHA Handbook 1600.01 Business Associates. 15.2.10 Contractor will store, transport or transmit VA sensitive information in an encrypted form, using a VA-approved encryption application that meets the requirements of NIST's FIPS 140-2 standard. 15.2.11 The contractor's firewall and Web services security controls, if applicable, shall meet or exceed VA's minimum requirements. VA directives are available on the VA directives Web site at http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/. 15.2.12 Except for uses and disclosures of VA information authorized by this contract for performance of the contract, the contractor may use and disclose VA information only in two other situations: (i) in response to a qualifying order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or (ii) with VA's prior written approval. The contractor will refer all requests for, demands for production of, or inquiries about, VA information and information systems to the VA contracting officer for response. 15.2.13 Notwithstanding the provision above, the contractor shall not release medical quality assurance records protected by 38 U.S.C. 5705 or records pertaining to drug addiction, sickle cell anemia, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or infection with human immunodeficiency virus protected under 38 U.S.C. 7332 under any circumstances, including in response to a court order, and shall immediately refer such court orders or other inquiries to the VA contracting officer for response. 15.2.14 The contractor will not use technologies banned in VA in meeting the requirements of the contract (e.g., Bluetooth enabled devices). 15.3 Information System Design and Development 15.3.1 Information systems that are designed or developed for or on behalf of VA at non-VA facilities shall comply with all VA policies developed in accordance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), NIST, and related VA security and privacy control requirements for Federal information systems. This includes standards for the protection of electronic PHI, outlined in 45 C.F.R. Part 164, Subpart C, information and system security categorization level designations in accordance with FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 with implementation of all baseline security controls commensurate with the FIPS 199 system security categorization (reference Appendix D of VA Handbook 6500, VA Information Security Program). During the development cycle a privacy impact assessment will be completed, provided to the COTR, and approved by the VA Privacy Service in accordance with VA Privacy Impact Assessment Handbook 6500.3. 15.3.2 The security controls must be designed, developed, approved by VA, and implemented in accordance with the provisions of VA security system development life cycle as outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-37 and VA Handbook 6500. 15.3.3 The contractor will be required to design, develop, or operate a System of Records on individuals to accomplish an agency function subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (as amended), Public Law 93-579, December 31, 1974 (5 U.S.C.552a) and applicable agency regulations. Violation of the Privacy Act may involve the imposition of criminal and civil penalties. 15.3.4 The contractor agrees to - 15.3.4.1 Comply with the Privacy Act of 1974 (the Act) and the agency rules and regulations issued under the Act in the design, development, or operation of any system of records on individuals to accomplish an agency function when the contract specifically identifies -- " The systems of records; and " The design, development, or operation work that the contractor is to perform; 15.3.4.2 Include the Privacy Act notification contained in this contract in every solicitation and resulting subcontract and in every subcontract awarded without a solicitation, when the work statement in the proposed subcontract requires the redesign, development, or operation of a system of records on individuals that is subject to the Act; and, 15.3.5 Include this Privacy Act clause, including this subparagraph (3), in all subcontracts awarded under this contract which requires the design, development, or operation of such a system of records. 15.3.6 In the event of violations of the Act, a civil action may be brought against the agency involved when the violation concerns the design, development, or operation of a system of records on individuals to accomplish an agency function, and criminal penalties may be imposed upon the officers or employees of the agency when the violation concerns the operation of a system of records on individuals to accomplish an agency function. For purposes of the Act, when the contract is for the operation of a system of records on individuals to accomplish an agency function, the contractor is considered to be an employee of the agency. 15.3.7 Operation of a system of records" means performance of any of the activities associated with maintaining the system of records, including the collection, use, and dissemination of records. 15.3.8 "Record" means any item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by an agency, including, but not limited to, education, financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and contains the person's name, or the identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a fingerprint or voiceprint, or a photograph. 15.3.9 "System of records on individuals" means a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual. 15.4 Information System Hosting, Operation, Maintenance or Use 15.4.1 For information systems that are hosted, operated, maintained, or used on behalf of VA at non-VA facilities, contractors are fully responsible and accountable for ensuring compliance with all HIPAA, Privacy Act, FISMA, NIST, FIPS, and VA security and privacy directives and handbooks. The contractor security control procedures must be identical, not equivalent, to those procedures used to secure VA systems. A privacy impact assessment (PIA) must also be provided to the COTR and approved by VA Privacy Service prior to operational approval. All external Internet connections involving VA information must be reviewed and approved by VA prior to implementation. 15.4.2. Adequate security controls for collecting, processing, transmitting, and storing of personally identifiable information, as determined by the VA Privacy Service, must be in place, tested, and approved by VA prior to hosting, operation, maintenance, or use of the information system, or systems by or on behalf of VA. These security controls need to be stated within the PIA and supported by a risk assessment. If these controls are determined not to be in place, or inadequate, a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) must be submitted and approved prior to the collection of PII. 15.4.3 Outsourcing (contractor facility/contractor equipment/contractor staff) of systems or network operations, telecommunications services, or other managed services requires certification and accreditation (C&A) of the contractor's systems in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-37 and VA Handbook 6500 and a privacy impact assessment of the contractor's systems prior to operation of the systems. Government-owned (government facility/government equipment) contractor-operated systems, third party or business partner networks require a system interconnection agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which detail what data types will be shared, who will have access, and the appropriate level of security controls for all systems connected to VA networks. 15.4.4 The contractor must adhere to all FISMA, FIPS, and NIST standards related to the annual FISMA security controls assessment and review and update the PIA. Any deficiencies noted during this assessment must be provided to the VA contracting officer and the information security officer (ISO) for entry into VA's Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) management process. The contractor will use VA's POA&M process to document planned remedial actions to address any deficiencies in information security policies, procedures, and practices, and the completion of those activities. Security deficiencies must be corrected within the timeframes approved by the Government. Contractor procedures will be subject to periodic, unannounced assessments by VA officials. The physical security aspects associated with contractor activities will also be subject to such assessments. As updates to the system occur, an updated PIA must be submitted to the VA Privacy Service through the COTR for approval. 15.4.5 All electronic storage media used on non-VA leased or owned IT equipment that is used to store, process, or access VA sensitive information must have all VA sensitive information removed, cleared, sanitized, or destroyed in accordance with VA policies and procedures upon: (1) completion or termination of the contract or (2) disposal or return of the IT equipment by the contractor or any person acting on behalf of the contractor, whichever is earlier. 15.5 Security Incident Investigation 15.5.1 The term "security incident" means an event that has, or could have, resulted in unauthorized access to, loss or damage to VA assets, or sensitive information, or an action that breaches VA security procedures. The contractor shall immediately notify the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) and simultaneously, the designated ISO/Privacy Officer for the contract of any known or suspected security/privacy incidents, or any unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information, including that contained in system(s) to which the contractor has access. 15.5.2 To the extent known by the contractor, the contractor's notice to VA will identify the information involved, the circumstances surrounding the incident (including to whom, how, when, and where the VA information/assets were placed at risk or compromised), and any other information that the contractor considers relevant. 15.5.3 The contractor will simultaneously report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement entity(ies) of jurisdiction, including the VA Offices of the Inspector General and Security and Law Enforcement, in instances of theft or break-in or other criminal activity. The contractor, its employees, and its subcontractors and their employees will cooperate with VA and any law enforcement authority responsible for the investigation and prosecution of any possible criminal law violation(s) associated with any incident. The contractor will cooperate with VA in any civil litigation to recover VA information, obtain monetary or other compensation from a third party for damages arising from any incident, or obtain injunctive relief against any third party arising from, or related to, the incident. 15.5.4 To the extent practicable, the contractor shall mitigate any harmful effects on individuals whose VA information was accessed or disclosed in a security incident. In the event of a data breach with respect to any VA Sensitive Information processed or maintained by the contractor or subcontractor under the contract, the contractor is responsible for liquidated damages to be paid to VA. 15.6 Security Controls Compliance Testing On a periodic basis, VA, including the Office of Inspector General, reserves the right to evaluate any or all of the security controls and privacy practices implemented by the contractor under the clauses contained within the contract. With 10 working-days' notice, at the request of the Government, the contractor will fully cooperate and assist in a Government-sponsored security controls assessment at each location wherein VA information is processed or stored, or information systems are developed, operated, maintained, or used on behalf of VA, including those initiated by the Office of Inspector General. The Government may conduct a security control assessment on shorter notice (to include unannounced assessments) determined by VA in the event of a security incident or at any other time. 15.7 Security Training 15.7.1 All Contractor employees and Sub-Contractor employees requiring access to VA sensitive information and/or VA information systems shall complete the following before being granted access to VA networks or sensitive information: " Sign and acknowledge understanding of and responsibilities for compliance with the attached National Rules of Behavior relating to access to VA information and information systems; " Successfully complete VA Cyber Security Awareness training and annual refresher training as required; " Successfully complete VA General Privacy training and annual refresher training as required; and " Successfully complete any additional cyber security or privacy training, as required for VA personnel with equivalent information system access [to be defined by the VA program official and provided to the contracting officer for inclusion in the solicitation document - e.g., any role-based information security training required in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-16, Information Technology Security Training Requirements.] 15.7.2 The Contractor shall provide to the contracting officer a copy of the training certificates for each applicable employee within 1 week of the initiation of the contract and annually thereafter, as required. These online courses are located at the following web site: https://www.ees-learning.net/. 15.7.3 Failure to complete this mandatory training within the timeframe required will be grounds for suspension or termination of all physical and/or electronic access privileges and removal from work on the contract until such time as the training is completed. 15.8 Contractor Personnel Security 15.8.1 All Contractor employees who require access to the Department of Veterans Affairs' computer systems shall be the subject of a background investigation and must receive a favorable adjudication from the VA Security and Investigations Center (07C). The level of background security investigation shall be in accordance with VA Directive 0710 dated September 10, 2004 and is available at: http://www.va.gov/pubs/asp/edsdirec.asp (VA Handbook 0710, Appendix A, and Tables 1 - 3). Appropriate Background Investigation (BI) forms shall be provided upon contract (or task order) award (Attachment 3 of SOW), and are to be completed and returned to the VA Security and Investigations Center (07C) within 3 days for processing. Contractors shall be notified by 07C when the BI has been completed and adjudicated. These requirements are applicable to all Sub-Contractor personnel requiring the same access. If the security clearance investigation is not completed prior to the start date of the contract, the employee shall not work on the contract while the security clearance is being processed. Work will commence as soon as the Contractor and Contractor employee receives and email message that states the following: We show that background investigation request on the individual listed below has been completed and the case has been initiated by the Security Investigations Center. When the case is completed, all adjudicative paperwork will be returned to the requesting office. You can provide this email to the Station ISO as proof the investigation has been initiated and access can be granted. This notice does not ensure completion of VetPro or other required security training. Those individuals that require VetPro Credentialing or additional security training must receive those completion notifications from the proper authority prior to start date. 15.8.2 The investigative history for Contractor personnel working under this contract must be maintained in the databases of either the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) or the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Organization (DISCO). Should the Contractor use a vendor other than OPM or Defense Security Service (DSS) to conduct investigations, the investigative company must be certified by OPM/DSS to conduct Contractor investigations. 15.9 Background Investigation The position sensitivity impact for this effort has been designated as Low Risk and the level of background investigation is NACI. 15.9.1 Contractor Responsibilities 15.9.1.1 The Contractor shall bear the expense ($230.00 per individual) of obtaining background investigations. If the investigation is conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) through the VA, the Contractor shall reimburse the VA within 30 days. 15.9.1.2 Background investigations from investigating agencies other than OPM are permitted if the agencies possess an OPM and Defense Security Service certification. The Vendor Cage Code number must be provided to the Security and Investigations Center (07C), which shall verify the information and advise the contracting officer whether access to the computer systems can be authorized. 15.9.1.3 The Contractor shall prescreen all personnel requiring access to the computer systems to ensure they maintain a U.S. citizenship and are able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. 15.9.1.4 After contract award and prior to contract performance, the Contractor shall provide the following information, using Attachment B, to the CO or designated COTR: " List of names of Contractor personnel. " Social Security Number of Contractor personnel. " Home address of Contractor personnel or the Contractor's address. 15.9.1.5 The Contractor, when notified of an unfavorable determination by the Government, shall withdraw the employee from consideration from working under the contract. 15.9.1.6 Failure to comply with the Contractor personnel security requirements may result in termination of the contract for default. 15.9.1.7 Further, the Contractor shall be responsible for the actions of all individuals provided to work for the VA under this contract. In the event that damages arise from work performed by Contractor provided personnel, under the auspices of this contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for all resources necessary to remedy the incident." 15.10 Government Responsibilities 15.10.1 The VA Security and Investigations Center (07C) shall provide the necessary forms to the Contractor or to the Contractor's employees after receiving a list of names and addresses. 15.10.2 Upon receipt, the VA Security and Investigations Center (07C) shall review the completed forms for accuracy and forward the forms to OPM to conduct the background investigation. The VA facility shall pay for investigations conducted by the OPM in advance. In these instances, the Contractor shall reimburse the VA facility within 30 days. 15.10.3 The VA Security and Investigations Center (07C) shall notify the contracting officer and Contractor after adjudicating the results of the background investigations received from OPM. 15.10.4 The COTR will ensure that the Contractor provides evidence that investigations have been completed or are in the process of being requested. 16 ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS Intranet/Internet 16.1 The Contractor shall comply with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Directive 6102 and VA Handbook 6102 (Internet/Intranet Services). 16.2 VA Directive 6102 sets forth policies and responsibilities for the planning, design, maintenance support, and any other functions related to the administration of a VA Internet/Intranet Service Site or related service (hereinafter referred to as Internet). This directive applies to all organizational elements in the Department. This policy applies to all individuals designing and/or maintaining VA Internet Service Sites; including but not limited to full time and part time employees, Contractors, interns, and volunteers. This policy applies to all VA Internet/Intranet domains and servers that utilize VA resources. This includes but is not limited to va.gov and other extensions such as, ".com, .eddo, .mil, .net, .org," and personal Internet service pages managed from individual workstations. 16.3 VA Handbook 6102 establishes Department-wide procedures for managing, maintaining, establishing, and presenting VA Internet/Intranet Service Sites or related services (hereafter referred to as "Internet"). The handbook implements the policies contained in VA Directive 6102, Internet/Intranet Services. This includes, but is not limited to, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Web pages, Active Server Pages (ASP), e-mail forums, and list servers. 16.4 VA Directive 6102 and VA Handbook 6102 are available at: Internet/Intranet Services Directive 6102 http://www.va.gov/pubs/directives/Information-Resources-Management-(IRM)/6102d.doc Internet/Intranet Services Handbook 6102 http://www.va.gov/pubs/handbooks/Information-Resources-Management-(IRM)/6102h.doc 16.5 Internet/Intranet Services Handbook 6102 Change 1 - updates VA's cookie use policy, Section 508 guidelines, guidance on posting of Hot Topics, approved warning notices, and minor editorial errors. http://www.va.gov/pubs/handbooks/Information-Resources-Management-(IRM)/61021h.doc 16.6 In addition, any technologies that enable a Network Delivered Application (NDA) to access or modify resources of the local machine that are outside of the browser's "sand box" are strictly prohibited. Specifically, this prohibition includes signed-applets or any ActiveX controls delivered through a browser's session. ActiveX is expressly forbidden within the VA while .NET is allowed only when granted a waiver by the VA CIO *PRIOR* to use. 16.7 JavaScript is the preferred language standard for developing relatively simple interactions (i.e., forms validation, interactive menus, etc.) and Applets (J2SE APIs and Java Language) for complex network delivered applications. 17 SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE 17.1 The Contractor shall comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), August 7, 1998. 17.2 In December 2000, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), pursuant to Section 508(2) (A) of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, established Information Technology accessibility standards for the Federal Government. Section 508(a)(1) requires that when Federal departments or agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use Electronic and Information Technology (EIT), they shall ensure that the EIT allows Federal employees with disabilities to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by other Federal employees. The Section 508 requirement also applies to members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal department or agency. 17.3 Section 508 text is available at: http://www.opm.gov/HTML/508-textOfLaw.htm http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=14 Attachment A : Not applicable Security Background Investigation Information (Submit after award and prior to contract performance) Complete this form after contract award if Contractor employee does not possess a VA - NACI clearance. The completed form must be sent directly to the Contracting Officer or designated COTR within three days of award. Vendor Business Information Vendor Name: ____ DUNNS Number: ________________________ Cage Code Number: _______________________ Complete Address: __________________________ City, State, and Zip Code: ____________________________ Vendor POC Name: POC Phone POC email: Employee Information Applicant Name: _______________________________________________ Last First Middle Applicant SSN: _______________________ Applicant DOB: ______________________ Place of Birth: ________________ Applicant Email: _______________________ Applicant Occupation: _______________________ 1. Was the employee prescreened? _____ yes or _____ no 2. Is the employee a U.S. Citizen? _____ yes or _____ no 3. Can the employee read, write, speak and understand English language? _____ yes or ______ no Attachment B - Not Applicable Progress Report Format Cover Sheet: (Project title; Contractor name and address; Contract Number/Purchase Order number; Agency Name) Progress Report Project Name: Purchase Order Number: Reporting Period: (xx,xx 20xx, - xx xx, 20xx) Prepared By: (insert name and title of person preparing report) Executive Summary: (Abstract of progress for each deliverable of contractor activity) 1. The Contractor shall provide a status report each month during the contract period: a. Identifying progress on tasks b. Relevant issues regarding the performance of the other tasks c. Expected due dates of deliverables d. Accomplishment of performance metrics e. Performance issues and or concerns 2. Report shall include but not limited to the items listed above, but should encompass any aspects of the work effort. 3. Meetings and Conferences - list the meetings and conferences attended during the report period and provide a brief explanation (i.e., meeting name, date, location, purpose, and who attended) for each. Attach all meeting minutes to the respective report. 4. List major activities planned for the next month. 5. Other Information - additional discussion and conclusion(s) as needed. The contractor shall send the report via e-mail to the COTR on the 5th day of each month Attachment C - Not applicable Contractor Personnel Change Request Form Contractor/Vendor: Purchase Order # /Contract #: Project: Vendor POC: Vendor POC Phone No: Date Submitted: Personnel to be Added New Personnel Work Address and Phone Number (If working remote, state remote address and telephone number) Personnel to be Replaced Proposed Effective Date Project Role Labor Category Hourly Labor Rate Hour Cap (amount) Resume Meets Quals? Reason: Comments/Special Instructions: Vendor Acceptance Government Acceptance Vendor Signature/Date: Project Manager Signature/Date: Name of Person Signing: Project Manager Name: Title of Person Signing: Project/Division: COTR Signature/Date: The contractor is responsible for updating the background investigation template as personnel are added to the contract. The contractor must submit the updated roster to the contracting officer within five business days after the added personnel are approved by the COTR. The background investigation forms and fingerprinting must be completed within three business days of the personnel being added to the contract.
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