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R--STRATEGIC PLANNING AND BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center | Published November 3, 2009  -  Deadline November 18, 2009
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NASA/GSFC has a requirement for Strategic Planning and Business Consulting workwith NASA Goddard Space Flight Centers (GSFC), Facilities Management Division (FMD).NASA/GSFC intends to acquire the services from Fulcrum IT Services Company (FISC). This recommendation is made pursuant to FAR 13.106, for the acquisition of supplies orservices determined to be reasonably available from only one source. Competition isimpractical because FISC has experience working with FMD. FISC ensures the governmentcontinuity of services and to meet FMD's mission as it relates to NASA GSFC.The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform theeffort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local timeon Wednesday, November 18th, 2009. Such capabilities/ qualifications will be evaluatedsolely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on acompetitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed efforton a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solelywithin the discretion of the government.Oral communications ARE NOT acceptable in response to this notice.All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B".Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

BUSINESS CONSULTING

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published September 4, 2013  -  Deadline September 13, 2013
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SHAREPOINT 2010 CONSULTING. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A BUSINESS SOLUTION USING SHAREPOINT 2010.

R -- BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published December 24, 2007  -  Deadline January 14, 2008
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (10 U.S.C. 2304(g) and 2305 and 41 U.S.C. 253(g) and 253a and 253b), FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355)), and FAR 37.101, Non-Personal Service Contract. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, a written solicitation will not be issued. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a fixed-price non-personal service commercial item contract in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ)-10-08-020-REL. This solicitation is restricted to 100% Small Business concerns. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-22. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $6.5 million. PRICE SCHEDULE - BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES: SCHEDULE A - BASE YEAR: Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) ONE: 12 MONTHS @ $______________ per MO = $________________; CLIN TWO: Service Unit Site Visits: 12 TRIPS @ $______________ per trip = $________________; SCHEDULE B - OPTION YEAR ONE: CLIN ONE: 12 MONTHS @ $______________ per MO = $________________; CLIN TWO: Service Unit Site Visits: 12 TRIPS @ $______________ per trip = $________________; SCHEDULE C - OPTION YEAR TWO: CLIN ONE: 12 MONTHS @ $______________ per MO = $________________; CLIN TWO: Service Unit Site Visits: 12 TRIPS @ $______________ per trip = $________________; GRAND TOTAL: $________________. STATEMENT OF WORK: The purpose of this contract is to hire a consultant to train, teach, coach and facilitate techniques and processes to the Indian Health Service (IHS) at the Service Units and Area Office to improve the work environment and services throughout the Billings Area. The service locations will include seven sites, six locations in Montana and one in Wyoming. Six of the seven sites are health service delivery units and one administrative site. The service sites are comprised of approximately 1,063 employees. (1) The Contractor will work with the IHS to address opportunity areas from Employee Opinion Poll/Survey, Patient/Customer Service Survey results and results from individual employee and program assessments. The Contractor will measure progress against the existing customer service and employee baseline data. (a) The Contractor will conduct an Employee/Opinion Poll/Survey. Senior management will schedule the dates. (b) The Contractor will present and explain Employee Opinion Poll/Survey criteria and results to Service Unit and Area Office Management and upon request present to Service Unit and Area Office employees. (c) The Contractor will provide measurement tools/support for measuring patient/guest/customer service expectations. (d) Provide training and coaching on patient/guest/customer service expectations. (e) The Contractor will facilitate training and coaching leadership skills on creating accountability for QWE and Service. 2. The Contractor will provide guidance and assist with the monthly QWE action conference calls with the Service Units and Area Office leadership. The Contractor will review and evaluate the effectiveness of the QWE conference calls and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. The Contractor will also review and evaluate the effectiveness of the established monthly accountability process/frame work. 3. The Contractor will provide action team workshops on an as needed basis to teach IHS how to create action to stimulate the cultural improvement. The Contractor on a requested basis will assist individual action teams. 4. The Contractor will train and assist leadership with the established IHS Billings Area system wide leadership service standards to maintain clear leadership expectations. 5. As requested by the Area Director the Contractor will accompany IHS management staff to perform Service Unit and Area Office site visits to inspect what the Agency is expecting. This will include actual onsite inspections of quality work environment activities that are being addressed and to inquire and check specific outcomes. 6. The Contractor will assist leadership in the use of a People Resource Planning Process to create a shared vision and accountability with the Service Unit Directors and Associate Area Directors on how leadership is performing. The Contractor will provide training to the Service Unit Directors and Associate Area Directors on the People Resource Planning Process. 7. The Contractor will evaluate the effectiveness of the IHS Learning Center. The Contractor will provide facilitation, leadership and training modules as requested by IHS. 8. The Contractor will provide leadership coaching to key members of the IHS Leadership Team. The Contractor will provide leadership retreats/facilitation support. 9. The Contractor will meet with the Area Director and other IHS Senior Management on a monthly basis to plan, report on the progress of the services provided and discuss opportunity areas for improvement. 10. The service locations and number of employees for each site are listed as follows: (a) Blackfeet Service Unit, Browning, Montana - 254 employees; (b) Crow Service Unit, Crow Agency, Montana - 263 employees; (c) Fort Belknap Service Unit, Harlem, Montana - 125 employees; (d) Fort Peck Service Unit, Poplar, Montana - 114 employees; (e) Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, Lame Deer, Montana - 112 employees; (f) Wind River Service Unit, Fort Washakie, Wyoming - 111 employees; and (g) Billings Area Office ? 84 employees. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009, with two 12-month options. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer. PROJECT OFFICER: The project officer shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract. INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoice to the Project Officer at the Billings Area IHS Office, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's name and address; (2) Contract Number; (3) Invoice number and date; (4) Cost or price; (5) Dates of Service; and (6) Remit to address. The Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107, shall make payment. PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provisions 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items, and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999): (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH = 20 POINTS. (a) Proposals that merely offer a statement to provide services in accordance with the requirements of the government's statement of work will not be eligible for award. Offerors must submit an explanation of the proposed technical approach in conjunction with the tasks outlined in the statement of work. The technical proposal must provide a statement of the problems, scope, and purpose of the project in the offeror's own words to demonstrate a complete understanding of the objectives and "Statement of Work" requirements. (b) The detailed work plan must address how each aspect of the "Statement of Work" will be accomplished and should be in as much detail to ensure it fully explains your proposed technical approach or method. The technical proposal should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work being undertaken. (c) The technical proposal must fully describe the proposed technical approach to comply with each of the requirements specified in the "Statement of Work"; (2) QUALITY WORK ENVIRONMENT (QWE) EXPERIENCE/TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES = 50 POINTS. (Proposals that merely offer a statement to provide services in accordance with the requirements of the government's statement of work will not be eligible for award. Offerors must submit an explanation of the proposed technical approach in conjunction with the tasks outlined in the statement of work. The technical proposal must provide a statement of the problems, scope, and purpose of the project in the offeror's own words to demonstrate a complete understanding of the objectives and "Statement of Work" requirements. (2) The detailed work plan must address how each aspect of the "Statement of Work" will be accomplished and should be in as much detail to ensure it fully explains your proposed technical approach or method. The technical proposal should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work being undertaken. (3) The technical proposal must fully describe the proposed technical approach to comply with each of the requirements specified in the "Statement of Work"; (3) PAST CONTRACT PERFORMANCE INFORMATION = 30 POINTS. (1) The technical proposal must include a list of other quality work environment/service initiatives, contracts, and subcontracts, Government and/or commercial, awarded to the offeror. The contracts must contain the same type of quality work environment/service contracts outlined in the Statement of Work. Include the following information for each contract and subcontract: (a) Name of Contracting Activity; (b) Contract number, if applicable; (c) Contract type; (d) Total contract value; (e) Description of contract work; (f) Contracting Officer and telephone number; (g) Program Manager and telephone number; (h) Administrative Contracting Officer, if different from Item F, and telephone number; and (i) List of major subcontracts. (2) The offeror must demonstrate its record of successful performance in past contracts and subcontracts, Government and/or commercial. Each offeror will be evaluated on its performance under existing and prior contracts for similar services. The offeror shall include the following past performance information: (a) Identify the one contract, which you consider to be the most successful, and the reasons for this determination; (b) Evidence of timely and acceptable contract performance on similar QWE consultant services; (c) Evidence indicating customer satisfaction for similar services outlined in the Statement of Work; and (d) Evidence of concern for cost control and budgetary considerations. Technical and past performance, when combined, are considered equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.204-4, 52.204-9, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.217-9, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.229-3, 52.232-18, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 352.202-1, 352.215-1, 352.215-70, 352.223-70, 352.224-70, 352.232-9, 352.270-2, 352.270-3, 352.270-4, 352.270-6, and 352.270-7. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5 are applicable to the acquisition: 52.203-6 with Alternate I, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-39, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at http://www.arnet.gov and http://knownet.hhs.gov/acquisition/hhsar/default.htm. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer. Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the Department of Defense Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award. The CCR is the primary Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register via the Internet at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling (888) 227-2423 or (269) 961-5757. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 2:00 p.m., on January 14, 2008. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your company's name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at Rita.Langager@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government.

Financial Management Business Consulting Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published December 12, 2008  -  Deadline January 15, 2009
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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking a contractor to provide a wide variety of accounting operation support services including posting, reconciling, reviewing, validating, and proposing adjustments to all general ledger proprietary/budgetary accounts. MCC�s primary objective is to improve MCC�s financial management performance by acquiring accounting professionals experienced with federal operations and Oracle Federal Financials (OFF) to manage all financial activities not specifically required to be performed by federal officials. This requirement is being posted on FedBizOpps.gov, the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities. It is a Total Small Business Set-Aside in accordance with FAR 52.219-6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 541219 � Other Accounting Services. The business size standard is $8.5 million. MCC intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract consisting of a one-year base and four one-year option periods to a single contractor. The primary requirements for the base and all option periods are identified in Attachment A - Statement of Work.

R--Request for Business Consulting Services

Department of the Army, ACA, US Army Contracting Command Europe | Published September 9, 2008  -  Deadline September 17, 2008
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541611. No numbered notes apply. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) W912CM-08-T-0192 for Business Consulting Services. A Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. This award is anticipated to have a period of performance of two weeks period of performance 22 September 2008 through 3 October 2008. Location of work to be performed is Stuttgart, Germany. All work will be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW) (see attached) and your response must demonstrate your experience and capability of providing the requirements. Payment is expected to be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT), and the awardee must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) (www.ccr.gov) to receive a government contract award. Offerors who are not registered in the CCR database prior to award will not be considered. Offerors may register with CCR by calling 1-800-334-3414 or online at the website mentioned earlier. Any clarifications and/or questions should be sent electronically to ellen.foster1@eur.army.mil. Notification of any change shall be made only on the internet. Offerors quote shall be valid for a minimum of 60 days to be acknowledged in the offerors quote. The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by reference: FAR 52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors Commercial Items, Addendum to 52.212-1; Quotes shall be submitted as follows: Offer Price Quote 1 copy N/A Technical proposal 1 copy Maximum of 5 pages Past Performance 1 copy Maximum of 3 references (1 per page) Award will be made on the basis of the lowest price technically acceptable. Offerors proposal shall address the factors listed in the Addendum to 52.212-2. 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (l) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) through (k) of this provision. The following FAR clauses apply to this acquisition 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; Addendum to 52.212-4; 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper; 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity, 52.233-3, Protest After Award, 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claims; 252.222-7002, Compliance with Local Labor Laws (Overseas), 252.225-7041, Correspondence in English, 252.225-7042, Authorization to Perform, 252.229-7000, Invoices Exclusive of Taxes or Duties, 252.232-7008, Assignment of Claims (Overseas) and 252.233-7001, Choice of Law (Overseas). FAR 52.212-5, Contract terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.222-39; 52.222-50; 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. The following additional DFAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable: DFAR 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items (APR 2007); 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests; The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. Evaluation factors are technical, past performance and price. The subfactors under technical are; a) Technical proficiency and expertise in Microsoft Performance Point and SharePoint technologies (b) Capability of data mining and visualization and c) Possess a Top Secret clearance. In order to be determined acceptable, the proposal shall document a minimum of 2 years experience with PerformancePoint and/or 4+ years experience with ProClarity and Microsoft Business Scorecard. Experience with Business Scorecard Manager. Experience with MS SQL Reporting Services. Experience with Microsoft Visio. Experience must include development AND administration of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), security, and data using PeformancePoint Dashboard Designer. 4+ years relevant experience with Microsoft SharePoint architecture, administration, implementation, and development. In-depth understanding of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) and SharePoint Designer 2007. B) Experience with data integration tools, 5+ years' relevant experience with database design, implementation, and development. 2+ years experience with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) or Reporting Services (SSRS). 2+ years experience with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) having strong multi-dimensional design and implementation skills . Experience should include delivering OLAP data to consumers (e.g. Excel, ProClarity, MS Business Scorecard), requirements gathering, data warehouse design and development. Past performance will be evaluated based on information provided by the offerors customer/client references. Past performance will be determined acceptable if any problems were resolved quickly and customer had no negative complaints regarding the offeror. Offerors shall include a listing of releveant contracts the offeror has performed during the past three years. The listing shall include contract number, type of contract, dollar value, place of performance, date of award and whether performance is on going or complete. Offerors shall also include the names, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of at least two points of contact. Past performance information obtained from any other sources will also be considered. Offerors lacking relevant past performance history will be evaluated on past performance information relating to a predecessor company, or key personnel who have relevant experience. Offerors without a record of relevant past performance information or for who information on past performance is not available will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the offer. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions. The Government reserves the right to award on all or none basis. Award will be made on the basis of best value/trade-off analysis that is determined to be the most beneficial to the Government. Offerors shall submit written narratives that address each of the technical sub factors. Award may be made to other than the lowest priced or highest rated offer. The offeror shall submit evidence that demonstrates the ability to perform the work stated in the PWS and experience in performing the similar size and scope of this acquisition. Travel, lodging and per diem will be reimbursed IAW the JTR. The full text of FAR and DFAR references may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil. Quotations must be signed, dated and received by 12:00 PM CET 17 Sep 2008 via fax at 49(0)611-816-2254 or email to ellen.foster1@eur.army.mil at the Wiesbaden Contracting Center (WCC), SFCA-EC-B, ATTN: Ellen Foster, CMR 410 Box 741, APO AE 09096-0741. All quotations from responsible sources will be fully considered. For questions concerning this Request for Quotation contact Ellen Foster, Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED. Offerors shall submit a price quote for the following Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs): CLIN 0001 1 EA, Proof of Concept and Development CLIN 0002 1 EA, Travel, lodging and per diem Statement of Work (SOW) 1. All work and insight involving or relating to Europe Command (EUCOM) is confidential and classified. Under no circumstance are details about any aspects of EUCOM initiatives to be expressed in any form without prior written approval from proper EUCOM authority 2. All 3rd party representatives acknowledge their responsibility in the handling and presence of classified material, systems, and information 3. All 3rd party representatives have proper security clearances and credentials as part of their involvement with EUCOM initiatives The Statement of Work (SOW) outlines the following tasks to accomplish: 1. EUCOM data for a proof-of-concept (POC) dashboard will likely drive from several sources and of varying technologies. An adhoc roadmap document compiled by EUCOM will identify these sources, but dashboard efforts will demonstrate incorporation of multiple sources and technologies into a single solution. 2. Develop and display a single dashboard SharePoint web page containing key performance indicators (KPI) defined in data from initial discovery sessions. These key performance indicators should have a graphical depiction of status. Dashboard must have capability to click on specific KPI representations and retrieve detail information, basically quick training on use of PerformancePoint. 3. Develop business scorecard proof-of-concept demonstrating analysis of data supporting joint military planning, performance management, and decision making. Since scorecard is a performance management tool it will also support EUCOM directives or unique customer management and/or decision making models. Efforts here are to be guided by roadmap documentation compiled by EUCOM describing business intelligence (BI) baseline goals and concepts, and using lessons learned from previous goals, #2 above 4. Construct or formulate an extensible architecture able to accommodate expansion of business intelligence baseline goals. Independently compose roadmap document describing how to implement such architecture. 5. Review logistics and theater security cooperation initiatives. Then, analyze prospect data to devise proof-of-concept framework for dissemination of this information through the use of PerformancePoint and SharePoint technologies. Summary 1. Demonstrate how to develop a dashboard using multiple data sources through PerformancePoint and SharePoint technologies 2. Demonstrate how to establish key performance indicators with information drill-down capabilities, and how to arrange and display on a dashboard through PerformancePoint and SharePoint technologies 3. Develop a working proof-of-concept business scorecard demonstrating analysis of data supporting joint military planning, performance management, and decision making 4. Compose documentation outlining an extensible information technology architecture that supports EUCOM business intelligence baseline goals 5. Devise, in some form, a proof-of-concept framework for dissemination of theater security cooperation initiatives through the use of PeformancePoint and/or SharePoint technologies

R -- QWE BUSINESS CONSULTANT SERVICES

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published February 1, 2008
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Link to FedBizOpps document.

R--Navy Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Evaluation Program Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published July 7, 2016  -  Deadline July 22, 2016
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The Department of the Navy (DON) is aggressively implementing the stated goals in order to comply with the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan and the congressionally mandated deadlines for audit readiness. Over the past decade, the DON has been on a path of process discovery and improvement and is at the stage of finalizing and validating the gains made through audit assertions for key assessable units in preparation for an independent financial audit. The DON Office of Financial Operations (FMO) and its divisions have led current process improvement efforts and the overall audit readiness management throughout the DON. As the DON continues to make progress, an augmented focus on validating corrective actions and sustaining process improvement is needed in order to maximize the DON’s audit readiness and maturity posture. The DON has established FMO-4 – Evaluation, Prioritize and Remediate office in preparation for the upcoming attestation engagements and financial audit. This requirement is for Evaluation Program Services. The purpose of the Evaluation program is to provide audit remediation and sustainment support for internal and external audits to develop and assist in the implementation of a framework to conduct scheduled and special request internal review evaluations. This Evaluation process tracks and manages corrective action plans (CAPS), validates the results in central repository, coordinates with the Regions and coordinates with Regions and Budget Submitting Offices (BSOs) on metrics and reporting on the ARC Tool, tracks all data elements (e.g., critical path, material weakness crosswalk) for external reporting (e.g., FGB, FPSR) and establishes communication with the Independent Public Auditor (IPA) to provide CAP and validation updates. This is a sole source action to be awarded as a new contract to Morgan Business Consulting LLC. Morgan Business Consulting LLC is the only firm who can supply the required services for the acquisition. The proposed action is for services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), and Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a). The period of performance is from 01 September 2016 until 31 March 2017. Interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals.

R -- Smithsonian-wide Business Consultant, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | Published January 16, 2008
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The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is seeking the services of an enterprise wide business consultant. The consultant may provide SI with a variety of consulting services including but not limited to: internal and operational controls, financial controls, governance best practices of non-profit and public institutions, strategic planning, policy development, financial management, audit standards, personal property asset management, inventory management, supply management, program management, benchmarking and research, contract management, human resource management, information technology management, and the conduct of a financial statement audit consistent with best practices in public and non-profit sectors. It is of primary importance that the consultant has substantial capabilities, experience and past performance in the areas of internal and operational controls, financial controls, and governance best practices of non-profit and public institutions. The consultant must also have an office (home or regional office) within 50 miles of the Smithsonian Institution headquarters in Washington, D.C. SI anticipates awarding one (1) open-term contract to the successful Offeror for an initial two year term, with SI reserving the right to extend said term for eight additional one year option periods. Specific work efforts will be identified and executed via individual task orders. Task orders will be negotiated by using the actual un-burdened hourly rates per discipline within a pre-established range, multiplied by the estimated number of hours per discipline to complete the task, multiplied by an overhead, profit and commission multiplier (arrived at competitively) plus any reimbursable charges for travel and reproduction costs. Each task order will be negotiated individually. Option period rates shall be negotiated prior to the Smithsonian Institution exercising any option to extend the term of the contract. There is no guaranteed minimum or maximum task order or contract amount; and SI is not in any way obligated to issue any task orders under the resultant contract. This is a best value procurement. All firms responding to this solicitation will be required to submit a business and technical proposal for purposes of evaluation. Proposals will be evaluated using the following weighted factors, as described in greater detail in the forthcoming Solicitation: 1) Capabilities; 2) Past Experience; 3) Past Performance; and 4) Contract Price. The ideal successful Offeror will be able to demonstrate, among other qualities, a minimum of 10 years past experience providing broad consulting services to non-profit and public institutions, preferably in the Washington DC area; and a minimum of 5 years experience providing broad consulting services to Federal Agencies and non-profit institutions preferably in the Washington D.C. area. All evaluation factors other than contract price, when combined, will be granted more weight than contract price. The Solicitation documents will be available upon written request, on or about the week of February 15, 2008, from the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Contracting, P.O. Box 37012, CC 350, MRC 1200, Washington, DC 20013-7012, Attn: Jennifer L. Kroan. Prospective Offerors must provide a written request for solicitation documents on company letterhead with complete mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers, email address and name of the appropriate company representative. Written requests for solicitation documents may be delivered to the attention of Jennifer L. Kroan to the above address; sent by facsimile transmission to 202-633-7308; or sent by email to: kroanj@si.edu. Prospective Offerors are encouraged to submit their written requests as early as possible, and preferably no later than January 31, 2008. SI anticipates scheduling a pre-proposal meeting at a later date. The date, time and location of the pre-proposal meeting, if one is held, and the due date for submission of proposals will be provided in the solicitation documents. The Smithsonian Institution expressly reserves the right in its sole discretion to not proceed with the solicitation or any subsequent negotiations or contract. This pre-solicitation notice shall not commit the Smithsonian to pay any preparation costs nor to provide reimbursements for any costs associated with a response to the same.

R--Smithsonian-wide Business Consultant for Organizational Design Assessment and Evaluation, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | Published July 13, 2009  -  Deadline August 12, 2009
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The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is seeking the services of a consulting firm or firms that will conduct an overall assessment of the Institution's current organizational design to determine whether its current structure will enable successful implementation of the objectives and goals called for in a forthcoming strategic plan and assess select mission and mission support practices against best practices in peer organizations. In particular, the Institution is seeking consultation on the following issues: a.) What competencies, programs, positions or offices at the central or unit level should be created to ensure achievement of the objectives called for in the strategic plan; b.) Whether the current division of centralized/decentralized authority and duty, as well as the existing leadership structure, is the most efficient and effective means of successfully achieving strategic objectives in the following areas: i.) Mission • Pan-institutional collaborations, including interdisciplinary research • Educational programming and services, including K-12 offerings as well as current and possible future degree granting programs; • National and international partnerships and outreach, including university partnerships • New revenue generating ventures ii.) Mission Support • Business Planning • Financial services and procurement; • Budget management and execution; • Strategic human capital management; • Cost recoverable services. c.) Whether the current organizational reporting structure and leadership divisions enable efficient and effective decision-making, execution of tasks and assessment of performance. d.) What processes in the above defined areas could be streamlined, combined or eliminated to ensure achievement of the objectives called for in the strategic plan. e.) Identification of processes, programs, positions or offices that could be modified so as to achieve additional administrative efficiency and/or a significant cost-savings and would have cost neutral implementation strategies. It is of primary importance that the consultant has substantial capabilities, experience and past performance in the field of organizational design and strategic organizational change; and advising educational or cultural organizations of similar size and scope to the Smithsonian Institution. Preferably in the Washington, DC area and preferably within the past five years. It is required that the consulting team representing the firm contain individuals with the following competencies: Organizational design and assessment; Strategic organizational change or transformation; Strategic planning and implementation; Business process redesign; Strategic human capital management; and Performance management and assessment. The consultant must also have an office (home or regional office) within 30 miles of the Smithsonian Institution headquarters in Washington, D.C.. The Smithsonian Institution anticipates awarding one contract to the successful Offeror, with Smithsonian reserving the right to elect optional services as described in the formal Request for Proposal ("RFP"). This is a best value procurement. All firms responding to this solicitation will be required to submit a technical proposal for purposes of evaluation. Smithsonian will provide an amended RFP requesting Price Proposals from only the most highly qualified Offerors and will thereafter make a best value award determination. Those Offerrors' Technical Proposals will be evaluated using the following weighted factors, as described in greater detail in the RFP: 1) Capabilities; 2) Past Performance; 3) Management Plan/Key Personnel; and 4) Plan of Accomplishment. All evaluation factors other than contract price, when combined, will be granted more weight than contract price. The Solicitation documents, including the RFP, will be made available contemporaneously with the initial posting. Proposals are due on August 12, 2009 at the time and place as directed in the RFP The Smithsonian anticipates holding a pre-proposal meeting at one of its Washington, DC locations on July 28, 2009 at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The purpose of said meeting will be to familiarize Offerors with the Smithsonian and to provide an opportunity for questions/answers regarding the services required by this RFP. Offerors must RSVP to Thomas E. Dempsey (dempseyt@si.edu) as directed in the RFP. The Smithsonian Institution expressly reserves the right in its sole discretion to not proceed with the solicitation or any subsequent negotiations or contract. This solicitation notice shall not commit the Smithsonian to pay any preparation costs nor to provide reimbursements for any costs associated with a response to the same.

Headquarters Support Services in Support of Naval Sea Systems Command’s International Security Assistance Office

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published January 8, 2016  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
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The Naval Sea Systems Command intends to award a sole source follow-on bridge contract to Morgan Business Consulting LLC, 21377 Scara Place, Ashburn, VA 20148 for the Naval Sea Systems Command ISAO/SEA01C headquarters support services for a six month base period with three additional two month options, totaling twelve months, if all options are exercised. The services to be procured include: (1) professional and program management support services; (2) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case closure support; (3) instructors for NAVSEA Case Management Excellence (CME) Program (4) Other Direct Costs (ODCs). This requirement was previously satisfied under SeaPort Task Order (TO) N00178-09-D-5776-EH01. The current ISAO/SEA01C headquarters support services SeaPort Task Order ends on May 01, 2016 and the follow-on competition is not expected to be awarded until July 2016, leaving a gap with no support services for a minimum of two months. The intent of this follow-on bridge is to fill that anticipated gap. This contract will be awarded pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. No other source has the capability to perform the work described herein in the time frame required to meet NAVSEA's operational needs without resulting in unacceptable delays and a substantial duplication of costs. This announcement is published for informational purposes only.

99--Professional Service Schedule

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published February 4, 2016
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Notice is hereby provided that the standing solicitation for Multiple Award Schedule 00CORP - Professional Services Schedule (PSS) has been refreshed. The new solicitation number FCO00CORP0000C, Refresh #24 replaces solicitation number FCO00CORP0000C, Refresh #23, posted on October 1, 2015 and includes updated clauses and provisions. The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) enables Federal agencies to procure total professional service solutions using a single Multiple Award Schedule. PSS contractors possess expertise related to an array of professional services, including; business consulting & program support services, financial consulting solutions, environmental services, engineering services, advertising and integrated marketing services, logistics support and language services. PSS Special Item Numbers (SINs) are organized into the following SIN series: Financial and Business Solutions (previously Schedule 520) Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions (previously Schedule 541) Language Services (previously Schedule 738 II) Professional Engineering Services (previously Schedule 871) Business Consulting & Program Support Services (previously Schedule 874 - MOBIS) Logistics Services (previously Schedule 874 V - LOGWORLD) Environmental Services (previously Schedule 899) PSS contractors can offer information technology related professional services, human resource services, energy management planning & strategies, energy auditing, resource efficiency management (REM) and energy consulting services under complementary PSS SINs when those services are ancillary to the provision of a total professional services solution. Under no circumstances can the complementary PSS SINs be used on a stand-alone basis. Offerors interested in providing IT, Human Resource and energy-related services on a stand-alone basis are directed to the following solicitations: Schedule 03FAC Facilities Maintenance and Management Solicitation # 6FEC-E6-030292-B Schedule 70 General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software & Services Solicitation # FCIS-JB-980001-B Schedule 738X Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity Services Solicitation # 2FYA-AR-060004-B Notice: The transition to PSS has significantly impacted our offer processing times and has led to a backlog of new offers. Due to the offer backlog, it may take up to 12 months or longer before an offer is evaluated. GSA evaluates offers using a first-in first-out methodology to ensure that all business concerns (small and other than small) have a fair opportunity to receive a timely and thorough offer evaluation. Offers resubmitted following a prior offer rejection will be processed using a first-in first-out methodology based on the date that the current offer was received. To facilitate the timely review of all offers, we highly encourage offerors to ensure that their offer fully complies with solicitation Part IV-Evaluation Factors for Contract Award. All offerors will receive a system generated New Offer Welcome Letter via email with details regarding the processing of their offer. This solicitation is open continuously with no closing date. The resultant contracts are awarded as Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity; Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment. Contract periods commence on the Date of Award through a 5-year base period with three 5-year option periods. Agency ordering procedures for services and further information on the GSA Multiple Award Schedules program may be found at www.gsa.gov/schedules. GSA is only issuing this solicitation/request for proposal through the FedBizOpps internet site, GSA will not provide paper copies of this solicitation. Interested parties may access the solicitation at www.fedbizopps.gov. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by this agency. PLEASE NOTE: ALL RESPONSES SHALL BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AS EOFFERS (http://eoffer.gsa.gov). NO HARD COPY RESPONSES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNDER THIS REFRESH. PLEASE NOTE: GSA WILL ONLY ACCEPT MODIFICATION REQUESTS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AS EMODS (http://eoffer.gsa.gov). For guidance on utilizing the eOffer and eMod systems and obtaining digital certificates please go to www.eoffer.gsa.gov. For additional information regarding the Professional Services Schedule, please visit www.gsa.gov/psschedule. A list of PSS contractors is available at the GSA Schedules E-Library website, www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov. If you have further questions please contact the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-488-3111 or e-mail ncsccustomer.service@gsa.gov.

USFS NATIONAL RECREATION PROGRAM BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published August 21, 2008  -  Deadline October 20, 2008
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In a continuing effort to meet the public�s demands and expectations for recreation opportunities and to maximize the value of available funds, a need has been identified for professional business consulting services to assist with the development and implementation of a more business-based approach to Forest Service recreation management. The Forest Service anticipates requesting business consulting services on an as needed basis for a variety of tasks. These tasks may vary from being national in scope to affecting only one Region or National Forest. For example, at the national level the agency may be interested in exploring options for enhancing partnership capabilities and expanding contributed income funding opportunities. Services may be requested to help identify strategies and the Agency may seek assistance in pursing implementation support for the strategies. At a smaller scale, services may be sought on an as needed basis to assist with reviewing or improving various business processes. An example might be to review financial analysis used to support capital investment decisions in a Region and provide advice on ways to improve the process. In some cases, advice and assistance might be sought to assist a particular Forest in evaluating potential leasing or concessionaire opportunities. The US Forest Service is seeking an organization to provide various strategic professional business advisory and assistance services for recreation management on National Forest System lands at locations throughout the United States and its territories. Although the term �recreation� is used throughout this document and will be the primary area of focus for business services, that is not intended to exclude obtaining similar services for those program areas closely integrated with recreation management, such as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, heritage, interpretation, conservation education, partnerships, and volunteer management. The business advisory and assistance services may include elements such as: strategic planning and program management; financial analysis; market analysis; operations efficiency evaluations; partnership analysis; facility management planning; marketing; interpretation strategy; and, organizational change management. Proposals are due at 3:00 p.m. MST, October 20, 2008. The solicitation will be available on approximately September 5, 2008, and can be downloaded from this site at that time. All responsible vendors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration database. All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered. The proposed project listed here is a partial small business set-aside.

IV&V Desktop Assessment & Program Support Services

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published September 14, 2010  -  Deadline September 28, 2010
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The scope of this Blanket Purchase Agreement is to perform program funded independent verification & validation assessment reviews for technology system acquisitions or Information, Communications or Technology (ICT) projects > $100,000. The projected baseline forecast is for approximately 250 reviews per year. To date, however, only 65.5 such reviews have been conducted for FY 2005-2008. The contractor shall also provide program support through leveraging resources through USAID, CIO and external partner agencies involved in development assistance on a project specific basis. The contractor shall establish workflow and project management systems and activities in support of USAID external projects, subject to USAID approval. Such systems shall be readily accessible for USAID use and fully compliant with Agency Directive System (ADS) 548 reporting requirements. The CIO designates its Business & Consulting Client Services (BCCS) for the management and oversight of the administrative and staff functions identified under Clinger Cohen Act and relevant Federal laws and regulations. The major responsibilities of CIO/BCCS include the following: IV&V Reviews; Information Management-CCA/ADS 548 reporting requirements; Technology Transfer Program (TTP)- Identify, control and protect project-related technologies; ICT Analytic Support - Best practices and ICT convergence; and ICT Web Portal (ICT/WP) - Compilation of project/infrastructure technical information for internal and external ICT activities. The objectives for this BPA are to improve the principals of IV&V practices and increase the success of IT project implementation leading to country owned and country driven programs: 1) Conduct a range of IV&V support services based on the IT industry's best practices that focus on the following methods and standards: (1) the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), (2) Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), (3) Control Objectives for Information and Technology (CobiT) (4) Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); (5) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) (ISO/IEC) 17799, and (6) the USAID IT Project Life Cycle Methodology. The IV&V support services would focus on improving the following: a. Understand better and share integration of data to support strategic planning; b. Understand effective practices and standards geographic data and tools; c. Facilitate improvements to the management of business process specifications; service delivery specifications; IT security specifications; and project lifecycle specifications; d. Leverage and collaborate with Bureaus and Implementing partners, as appropriate, where such activities improve the impact of project/program work; e. Provide targeted technical assistance to a selected number of 'buy-ins' with expertise sector specific; and f. Desk reviews of documents regarding specific country's projects/programs.

Prephix Software

Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command | Published May 4, 2010  -  Deadline May 18, 2010
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included within this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; information is being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The reference number for this procurement is FA4803-10-Q-A147 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-40. For informational purposes the North American Industry Classification System Code is 541330 - Business Consulting Services, NEC (traffic engineering consulting). This acquisition is full and open. This is firm fixed price procurement, and will be procured using commercial item procedures and award selection will be made based on price and delivery. The following items are required: Quantity: Two hundred fifty (250) Each: Prephix Software Annual Renewal - Shaw AFB POP 20 May 10 - 30 Apr 11 Quantity: one thousand two hundred (1,200) Each: Prephix Software Renewal - Al Udeid AB POP 11 Jun 10 - 30 Apr 11 The following FAR clauses and provisions are in this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items, Late offers: Request for Quotations or modification of quotes received at this address specified for the receipt of offers after the exact time specified for receipt of offers will not be considered. Evaluation/Award: IAW FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial items applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a single contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsive responsible offeror whose quote conforms to the solicitation and will be most advantageous to the government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: Price and delivery. Offerors shall complete a copy of the Online Offeror Representations and Certifications Application. Please refer to http://orca.bpn.gov/login.aspx for information regarding the Online Representation and Certification Application process. The following clauses are hereby incorporated by reference: FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor (E.O. 11755), FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246), FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action for Special Disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212), FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Handicapped Workers (29 U.S.C 793), FAR 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era (38 U.S.C. 4212), FAR 52.232-33 Mandatory Information for Electronic Funds Transfer Payments, DFARS 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, DFARS 252.225-7036 Buy American Act - Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program (Mar 2007) (Alternate I) (Oct 2006) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d and 19 U.S.C. 3301 note), 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman follows: Mr. Eric Thaxton, 129 Andrews Street, Langley AFB VA 23665-2769, Phone : (757) 764-5371 FAX (757) 764-4400, email: eric.thaxton@langley.af.mil. Quotes shall be marked with the Request for Quotation Number, date and time. Facsimile and electronic mail proposals will be accepted. NOTE: ALL OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE CENTRAL CONTRACT REGISTRATION (CCR) BEFORE BEING CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Information concerning CCR requirements may be viewed via the internet at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling the CCR Registration Center at 1-888-227-2423. Offerors shall include completed copy of the Online Offeror Representations and Certification Application. Quotations maybe submitted via e-mail to kory.adam@shaw.af.mil, or by fax to (803) 895-5339. Contracting Office Address: 321 Cullen St Bldg 216 Shaw AFB, South Carolina 29152-5004 Place of Performance: USAFCENT NOSC 846 Dryden Way, Bldg 1917 Shaw AFB, SC 29152 United States Primary Point of Contact: A1C Kory A Adam Contract Specialist kory.adam@shaw.af.mil Phone: 803-895-5343 Fax: 803-895-5339

ENCORE II - IT SOLUTIONS

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published May 2, 2008
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Award of the ENCORE II Information Technology (IT) Solutions contracts has been made under the Full and Open Category. The award decision was made based on a Best Value analysis of each offeror�s Past Performance, Technical/Management Approach and Cost/Price. For this evaluation, Past Performance is comparatively equal to Technical/Management approach. When combined, Past Performance and Technical/Management approach are significantly more important than Cost Price. Following are the contractors who were awarded a contract, and the Discounted Life Cycle Cost (DLCC) that was determined for each contractor: BAE Systems Information Technology LLC, 2525 Network Place, Herndon VA 20171 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2014. BAE Systems is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,549,299,501. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (BAH), 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA 22102 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2015. BAH is a Large Business. DLCC is $8,035,827,816. CACI Inc. � Federal, 14151 Park Meadow Drive, Chantilly VA 20151 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2016. CACI is a Large Business. DLCC is $8,195,261,825. CSC Federal Sector � Defense Group, 3160 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church VA 20151 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2017. CSC is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,155,708,249. Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), 13600 EDS Drive, Herndon VA 20171 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2018. EDS is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,908,762,177. IBM Business Consulting Services � Federal, 12902 Federal Systems Park Drive, Fairfax VA 22033-4421 is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2019. IBM is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,062,894,975. Jacobs Technology, Inc., 600 William Northern Boulevard, Tullahoma TN 37388, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2020. Jacobs Sverdrup is a Large Business. DLCC is $8,220,838,891. L-3 Services, Inc, 11955 Freedom Drive, Suite 12000, Reston VA 20190, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2021. L-3 is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,001,976,752. Lockheed Martin Information Services, Inc. (LMIS), 6800 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda MD 20817-1803, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2022. LMIS is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,830,911,417. Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc. (NGIT), 7575 Colshire Drive, McLean VA 22102, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2023. NGIT is a Large Business. DLCC is 8,199,876,628. Raytheon Company, 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church VA 22042, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2024. Raytheon is a Large Business. DLCC is 8,488,703,044. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA 22102, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2025. SAIC is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,779,872,876. Systems Research and Application Corporation (SRA), 4300 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax VA 22033, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2026. SRA is a Large Business. DLCC is $7,797,076,258. Unisys Corporation, 11720 Plaza America Drive, Reston VA 20190, is awarded Contract Number HC1028-08-D-2027. Unisys is a Large Business. DLCC is $8,329,595,123. Award date is 2 May 2008, with performance starting on 1 June 2008. The period of performance consists of a 5-year base period and 5 one-year option periods. Contract ceiling is $12.225 Billion. The awards under the Small Business Set-Aside Category were announced on 24 April 2008. The DITCO Contracting Officer is Arthur Kruse, 618-229-9773, e-mail: encore2@disa.mil .

Faciliation Consultation Services for the Office of White Oak Services for the FDA

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published April 27, 2010  -  Deadline April 30, 2010
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1. BACKGROUND The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) mission statement states that the FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. It has been said by FDA leadership that fundamentally, FDA is an intellectual enterprise engaged in the business of managing information. FDA requires a continuation of the contractor services providing facilitation, coaching, and business consulting services in support of the Office of White Oak Services (OWOS). The contractor has experience and is very familiar with the mission/vision of the OWOS and similar organizations within FDA. In support of its mission and business objectives, the FDA Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of Management (OM) reorganized the Office of White Oak Consolidation and the Office of Real Property Services/Division of Logistics Services and Facilities Operations into the newly established Office of White Oak Services (OWOS). The Office of Management has restructured the decentralized construction, relocation, facilities operations and logistics development and support elements into a more centralized structure which is reflective of today's best practices. The centralized OWOS has been in place for approximately 20 months and OWOS leadership would like to obtain feedback from staff on what is working well and not working well in the organization as well as suggestions for improvement through a variety of avenues. OWOS seeks continuation of assistance in facilitation services, coaching, strategic planning, material development (i.e., meeting agendas, presentations, communications to staff, survey development, survey results compilation, meeting minutes, etc.). . This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, simplified acquisition procedures and the resultant purchase order will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 05-30. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation, NAICS code 541611, is to notify contractors that the government intends to issue a Firm Fixed Price Contract in accordance with FAR Part 13.106 for the following specifications, under the simplified acquisition procedures. This action is designated as a 100% small business set-aside for a span of One (1) Base Plus four (2) Option Years. Prospective offerors are responsible for downloading the solicitation and any amendments. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps website for the release of any amendments to this solicitation. The Government reserves the right to award a contract without discussions if the Contracting Officer determines that the initial offer(s) is/are providing the Best Value and discussions are not necessary. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). Facilitation Support This task includes providing meeting facilitation support for various OWOS organizational meetings. The OWOS staff is located on the White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD. Meetings that require facilitation support will be held onsite or at designated offsite locations TBD. Facilitation Support includes the following: • meetings, to include one offsite and two to four onsite, with OWOS to understand objectives/anticipated outcomes of facilitated meetings, • development of communications to OWOS staff in regards to upcoming strategic activities (i.e., organization development, division staff meetings, skills assessments, team building, etc), • development of meeting agendas, meeting presentations, flip charts, etc to utilize with the participants in the meetings • conduct structured meetings and serve as meeting facilitator to develop materials for off-site retreat; a facilitator is a person who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion and enabling the group or individuals to work more effectively and in a collaborative manner • perform note taking during meeting sessions • Development of final meeting summaries and recommendations. Deliverables Due Date Status reports describing the work performed for all tasks and resources • Written progress report • Accomplishments • Plans • Outstanding Issues Monthly from time of award Develop meeting agendas/meeting materials for each meeting with the staff and with management. Monthly Plan and facilitate meetings as required Monthly Document Meeting activities and recommendations No later than 2 weeks after meeting concludes 3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL REQUIREMENTS In addition to specific management and administrative requirements described, the Contractor shall provide progress reports and deliverables as outlined below: 3.1 Status Reporting 3.1.1 The Contractor shall submit a Monthly Status Report describing the work performed for all tasks and resources expended to date. The Monthly Status Report shall provide a written progress report, to include accomplishments, plans, outstanding issues, and an updated project schedule maintained in Microsoft Project. The status report shall be provided by the Contractor Project Manager to the FDA OWOS Project Officer. The report shall specify: a. Current project performance. b. Key accomplishments and problems encountered. c. Key issues requiring FDA management attention within a set timeframe for response. 3.1.2 The Contractor shall also be responsible for preparing and participating in program reviews, management briefings, stakeholder presentations and off-site retreats. 3.2 Deliverables 3.2.1 All artifacts delivered to the FDA shall be provided in a format specified and approved by the FDA OWOS Project Officer. 3.2.2 The Contractor shall submit all preliminary, intermediate and final task order deliverables in electronic formats to the FDA. For automated formats, the following software packages shall be used: Reports - Microsoft Word; Spreadsheet - Microsoft Excel; Project Management - Microsoft Project; Presentations - Microsoft PowerPoint; Database Management System - Microsoft Access. 3.2.3 If not possible to include graphics and images (for example for figures and illustrations) in the same electronic file, FDA will accept text in one of the above formats and the graphics and images as separate files. Acceptable graphic and image files formats are: A. jpg B. tif C. bmp D. vsd 3.2.4 All deliverables as defined by this Statement of Work shall be provided to FDA in draft electronic form for FDA's review and comment. Material, administrative support costs, and travel for the contractor should be billed by the contractor along with direct labor hours. Travel costs should be consistent with Federal Travel Regulation guidelines. 4. FDA INVESTMENT LIFE CYCLE The FDA Investment Life Cycle does not apply to this project. 5. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED LOCATION AND EQUIPMENT 5.1 Work will typically be performed at the FDA facility; the contractor will have the ability to work remotely as well. Meetings, briefings, interviews and work sessions shall be conducted at FDA offices as specified by FDA's appointed representative (Project Officer) managing the contract. In some cases work sessions may be planned for an offsite location. The FDA will provide the contractor office space for up-to one (1) individual, at the White Oak Campus at 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland. 5.2 All government furnished office space will be equipped with desk, chair, telephone, computer (either desktop or laptop) including access to email, internet, MS-Office suite of tools. 6. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION The government will work directly with the contractor to provide information required during the consulting. 7. DOCUMENT REVIEW and APPROVAL The FDA Project Officer shall direct the contractor to provide a project plan that will incorporate FDA's review of all contractor deliverables. The OWOS Director or her designated program representative(s) will be responsible for identifying the committees and individuals to review and comment on each of the deliverables. As part of the review process the contractor will be responsible for preparing and participating in program reviews and management briefings. 8. PACKING, SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS The Contractor shall deliver one (1) electronic copy of each deliverable to the FDA Project Officer. Evaluation Criteria - OWOS Facilitation, Coaching and Business Consulting 1. Past Performance - 50 Points The offeror shall demonstrate that they have successfully performed activities of similar size and similar in nature as those identified in the statement of work within the past two years. This shall be done by describing current and past work of a similar or identical nature in such a manner that an evaluation can be made of performance history and the relevance of this experience to the requirements of the solicitation. 2. Corporate Experience - 20 Points The offeror shall clearly demonstrate that they have the technical expertise necessary to perform the tasks outlined in the statement of work. 3. Qualifications of Personnel - 30 Points The offeror will demonstrate that key personnel have the requisite experience and qualifications to satisfy OWOS' requirements. Offeror must provide evidence of related education, knowledge and experience for proposed personnel in the activities in the statement of work. Total Possible Points = 100 Points

Sunflower Systems Asset Management Annual Maintenance Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 28, 2013  -  Deadline September 6, 2013
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In accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13.5, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) NIH Business Systems (NBS) intend to procure professional services on a sole source basis from Annams Systems Corporation, 2420 Camino Ramon, Suite 130, San Ramon, CA 94583-9129 under the authority of FAR 6.302-1(a)(2) to provide professional services to NBS to renew annual Sunflower Systems Asset Management (v 4.5) maintenance and support services. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 541519- Other Computer Related Services with a small business size standard of $25.5 million. The period of performance shall be September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2014. BACKGROUND: The NIH Business System (NBS) software applications are currently composed of: •The Oracle eBusiness Suite (Federal Administrator, General Ledger, Payables, iProcurement, Purchasing, Receivables, Projects, Order Management, Warehouse Management, and Inventory) •Kofax 170 System invoice document management module, •Sunflower Systems asset management module, •PRISM contract management module, •GELCO Travel Manager Module. •Interfaces that enable sharing or exchange of data with other business systems. It also includes special purpose peripheral devices employed for data capture or output (such as hand-held scanners and wireless printers), and supporting tools and modules that facilitate operations, maintenance and support (such as AppWorx production operations scheduler). The scope of the NBS Program comprises: •Operations support and maintenance of the NBS components identified above. •Replacement of ADB functionality over time, including Fellowship Pay, Animal Procurement, Service and Supply Fund, and interfaces from Grants, PMS and Payroll. •Enhancement or upgrade of NBS functionality in response to demands that arise from the user community, from findings during ongoing operations, or from the software vendors. •Business consulting, job aids and training to NIH Institutes and Centers with respect to NBS functionality, i.e., acquisition, logistics, budget, finance, travel. •Operations, support and maintenance of community portals on the NIH intranet that are designed to communicate with various segments of the NBS user community. The NIH Business System (NBS) Program is committed to fostering NIH's mission through the provision of: •Secure, accurate, and timely business transaction capabilities that enable the NIH scientific community and supporting organizations to acquire needed assets, goods and services. •Accurate source information that facilitates knowledgeable decision making by the NIH management community regarding budgets, finance, acquisitions, supply/replenishment PURPOSE The overall objective of this procurement is to renew the annual Sunflower Systems Asset Management (v 4.5) maintenance and support services. CONTRACTOR TASKS: The Contractor shall perform the following annual Sunflower Systems Asset Management maintenance services/tasks: •The Contractor shall provide major product and technology releases •The Contractor shall provide updates, fixes, security alerts, data fixes, and critical patch updates during the contract term with immediate download passwords •The Contractor shall provide software license replacement for accidently damaged or malfunctioning hardware keys (Not including lost keys) •The Contractor shall provide certification with most new products •The Contractor shall provide 24/7 Technical Support via Metalink or via phone (access to protected support pages on the Sunflower Systems' website for troubleshooting). CONTRACT TYPE: The contract type for the annual maintenance services shall be firm fixed price. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance shall be one (1) base year period with four (4) additional 12-month option periods: Base Year: September 30, 2013 - September 29, 2014 Option Year 1: September 30, 2014 - September 29, 2015 Option Year 2: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2016 Option Year 3: September 30, 2016 - September 29, 2017 Option Year 4: September 30, 2017 - September 29, 2018 OPTIONAL TASKS Licensing, Consulting Services and Enhancements System Infrastructure (IDIQ) - Due to unknown changing variables additional licenses, maintenance support, and consultant/implementation services may be required to maintain the integrity of the NBS Enterprise System within the period of performance of the contract award. Services may be provide remotely or onsite. Any Optional Tasks will be implemented on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) basis and may be awarded as a firm fixed price and/or labor hours. Any Optional Tasks will be implemented by modification and approval by the Contracting Officer. 1)The Contractor shall provide a proposed project schedule for implementations. a)Estimate time range of schedule shall be provide by the Contractor b)Pricing and payment term shall be provided by the Contractor 2)Configure Additional Enhancements - All services, efforts, functionality, and documentation shall be deemed to be "Solution Support Materials." 3)Provide Installation Scripts. The Contractor shall provide NIH with installation scripts and instructions on how to execute the scripts to install the enhancements into NIH's existing environment. 4)Provide Initial Installation Support. The Contractor shall provide NIH with remote support for NIH's execution of the Installation Scripts in an initial test environment. This remote support shall be provided on a single day. 5)NIH Testing Support. The Contractor shall provide remote support for NIH's user testing over a period of seven (7) calendar days after the conclusion of the execution of the installation scripts in the initial test environment. a)All issues will initially be investigated internally by NIH through individual(s) NIH designates for User Acceptance Testing ("UAT") support. NIH must designate one (1) functional and one (1) technical support person per business area (i.e., AP) each of whom must have completed the Level 1 Technical Training Session. NIH shall also designate an authorized "backup" for each designated functional and technical support person each of whom must have completed the Level 1 Technical Training Session. b)Once NIH's initial investigation is completed (per the provided troubleshooting manual), if issues remain unresolved, NIH may raise these issues through one of the UAT support personnel mentioned above. NIH shall provide all information arising out of NIH's initial investigation to the Contractor. 6)Migration Support. The Contractor shall provide remote support for NIH's migrations (after the installation into an initial test environment) for up to two (2) additional environments (Initial Test to Stage, Stage to Production) over one (1) day per environment. It is assumed that the Migration support will be provided in the same timeframe as the NIH Testing Support. 7)Go-Live Support. The Contractor will provide remote support for the initial use of the enhancements outlined herein in a production environment at NIH. This remote support will be provided for up to five (5) business days immediately following the migrating of the enhancements into the Production environment. The Contactor shall provide all documentation upon completion. SOLE SOURCE JUSTIFICATION Sunflower Systems (Annams) is a propriety source of inventory software licenses and in order to allow all users to utilize the software, the licenses, maintenance and support services must be purchased by Sunflower Systems (Annams). If the maintenance renewal services are awarded to another company, the current licenses agreement would become void and would be detrimental and costly to the NIH. Using a different company would not be practical; the entire inventory system would have to be redeveloped and configured. The NBS Enterprise Inventory System infrastructure integrity would be compromised, which would jeopardize ongoing research and development projects. The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference. Full text may be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/Far FEDERAL ACQUISITION REQULATION (FAR) CLAUSES FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes and Executive orders This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP), nor is a RFP available; however, all responsive sources may submit a proposal in a timely manner which will be considered by NLM. Firms interested in responding to this notice must be able to provide the referenced service as specified above. Responses must be in writing and must be received electronically at the Government infrastructure by 3:00 PM EST on Friday, September 6, 2013. Proposals must include pricing information and should reference Solicitation No. NIHLM2013871SRE and should be submitted to sheila.edmonds@nih.gov. Inquiries regarding this procurement shall be submitted electronically to sheila.edmonds@nih.gov and shall be received by 12:00 NOON EST on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE -RingMaster Maintenance Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 22, 2013  -  Deadline August 29, 2013
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It is the intent of the National Library of Medicine to negotiate on a sole source basis with RINGMASTER SOFTWARE CORPORATION, 70 S WINOOSKI AVE STE 275, BURLINGTON, VT 05401-3898 under authority of FAR 6.302, for RingMaster Maintenance Support Services. Vendors may identify in writing their interest and capability in response to this requirement or submit a proposal. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However all responses received no later than the closing date of this announcement will be considered by the government. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Task Order Title: NBS LoadRunner Quality Center Licenses Annual Maintenance Period of Performance: One (1) Base Year Period with Four (4) - One (1) Year Options 1.BACKGROUND: The NIH Business System (NBS) software applications are currently composed of: •The Oracle eBusiness Suite (Federal Administrator, General Ledger, Payables, iProcurement, Purchasing, Receivables, Projects, Order Management, Warehouse Management, and Inventory) •MarkView invoice document management module, •Sunflower asset management module, •PRISM contract management module, •GELCO Travel Manager Module. •Interfaces that enable sharing or exchange of data with other business systems. It also includes special purpose peripheral devices employed for data capture or output (such as hand-held scanners and wireless printers), and supporting tools and modules that facilitate operations, maintenance and support (such as AppWorx production operations scheduler). The scope of the NBS Program comprises: •Operations support and maintenance of the NBS components identified above. •Replacement of ADB functionality over time, including Fellowship Pay, Animal Procurement, Service and Supply Fund, and interfaces from Grants, PMS and Payroll. •Enhancement or upgrade of NBS functionality in response to demands that arise from the user community, from findings during ongoing operations, or from the software vendors. •Business consulting, job aids and training to NIH Institutes and Centers with respect to NBS functionality, i.e., acquisition, logistics, budget, finance, travel. •Operations, support and maintenance of community portals on the NIH intranet that are designed to communicate with various segments of the NBS user community. The NIH Business System (NBS) Program is committed to fostering NIH's mission through the provision of: •Secure, accurate, and timely business transaction capabilities that enable the NIH scientific community and supporting organizations to acquire needed assets, goods and services. •Accurate source information that facilitates knowledgeable decision making by the NIH management community regarding budgets, finance, acquisitions, supply/replenishment 2.PURPOSE: The overall objective of the NIH Business System is to facilitate the scientific mission of the National Institutes of Health and enable administrative and scientific support that is cost effective and provides accurate and timely information. The immediate scope of the NBS includes the implementation of business or "functional" areas to replace those currently included in the legacy administrative system within the new NIH Enterprise System. In order to successfully accomplish this goal, NBS requires the continuation of automated patch management support and services within NIH Enterprise System from RingMaster Software. These licenses and services were previously purchased, but in order for the NBS Enterprise System to continue to function properly, annual maintenance is required to ensure the system continues to operate at its current level of performance or better. Ringmaster Software is a software solution which facilitates Oracle E-Business Suite maintenance activities. The software application product allows Automated Patch Management Services within the NBS Enterprise System. Ringmaster Software provides the NBS with a software solution for automating the entire patching process, conducting patch research and impact analysis, reducing the troubleshooting time, and giving assurance that compliance has been met via established, authorized workflow procedures to maintain productivity of the NBS Enterprise System. Description of Current Licenses Quantity Configuration Repository 1 Host 8 Appl_tops 25 TASK •Provide Major product and technology releases •Updates, fixes, security alerts, data fixes, and critical patch updates during the contract term with immediate download passwords •Provide software license replacement for accidently damaged or malfunctioning hardware keys (Not including lost keys) •Certification with most new) products •Provide 24X7 Technical support via Metalink or via phone (access to protected support pages on the Spectrum System, Inc. website for troubleshooting). ENHANCEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM INFRASUTRE (IDIQ) - Due to unknown changing variables additional licenses, maintenance support, and consultant/implementation services may be required to maintain the integrity of the NBS Enterprise System within the period of performance of the contract award. Services may be provide remotely or onsite. 1)Vendor should provide a proposed Project schedule for implementations a)Estimate time range to of schedule shall be provide by the vendor b)Pricing and payment term shall be provided by the vendor 2)Configure Additional Enhancements - All Services, efforts, functionality, and documentation shall be deemed to be "Solution Support Materials": 3)Provide Installation Scripts. Vendor will provide NIH with installation scripts and instructions on how to execute the scripts to install the enhancements into NIH's existing environment. 4)Provide Initial Installation Support. Vendor will provide NIH with remote support for NIH's execution of the Installation Scripts in an initial test environment. This remote support will be provided on a single day. 5)NIH Testing Support. Vendor will provide remote support for NIH's user testing over a period of seven (7) calendar days after the conclusion of the execution of the installation scripts in the initial test environment. a)All issues will initially be investigated internally by NIH through individual(s) NIH designates for User Acceptance Testing ("UAT") support. NIH must designate one functional and one technical support person per business area (i.e., AP) each of whom must have completed the Level 1 Technical Training Session. NIH shall also designate an authorized "backup" for each designated functional and technical support person each of whom must have completed the Level 1 Technical Training Session. b)Once NIH's initial investigation is completed (per the provided troubleshooting manual), if issues remain unresolved, NIH may raise these issues to Toad through one of the UAT support personnel mentioned above. NIH shall provide all information arising out of NIH's initial investigation to the vendor. 6)Migration Support. Vendor will provide remote support for NIH's migrations (after the installation into an initial test environment) for up to two (2) additional environments (Initial Test to Stage, Stage to Production) over one (1) day per environment. It is assumed that the Migration support will be provided in the same timeframe as the NIH Testing Support. 7)Go-Live Support. Vendor will provide remote support for the initial use of the enhancements outlined herein in a production environment at NIH. This remote support will be provided for up to five (5) business days immediately following the migrating of the enhancements into the Production environment. The contactor shall provide all documentation upon completion. The Statement of Work is attached. This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP), nor is a RFP available; however, all responsive sources may submit a proposal in a timely manner which will be considered by NLM. Firms interested in responding to this notice must be able to provide the referenced service as specified above. Responses must be in writing and must be received electronically by 12:00 noon EST on Thursday August 29, 2013 to ryan.singletary@nih.gov.

NBS User Productivity Kit Developer 3.5 & Launch Pack Training

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published October 14, 2010  -  Deadline October 29, 2010
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Part 12, utilizing FAR 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This announcement constitutes the synopsis; proposals are being requested electronically to Mr. Raymond Hawkins, hawkinsra@mail.nih.gov. This solicitation is being issued as Request for Quotations (RFQ) under NLM-10-160-RSH. This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect in the March 2005 FAR Revision, including all FAR Circulars issued as of the date of this synopsis. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541519 - OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES. It is the intent of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), to procure training support services to support the NIH Business Systems (NBS) UPK Developer 3.5 and Launch Pack Training requirements on behalf of the National Institutes of Health. Title: NBS User Productivity Kit Developer 3.5 & Launch Pack Training. Background The NIH Business System (NBS) software applications are currently composed of: • The Oracle eBusiness Suite (Federal Administrator, General Ledger, Payables, iProcurement, iSupplier, Purchasing, Receivables, Projects, Order Management, Warehouse Management, and Inventory) • MarkView invoice document management module, • Sunflower asset management module, • PRISM contract management module, • Gov Trip Travel Manager module. • Interfaces that enable sharing or exchange of data with other business systems. It also includes special purpose peripheral devices employed for data capture or output (such as hand-held scanners and wireless printers), and supporting tools and modules that facilitate operations, maintenance and support (such as AppWorx production operations scheduler). The scope of the NBS Program comprises: • Operations support and maintenance of the NBS components identified above. • Replacement of ADB functionality over time, including Fellowship Pay, Animal Procurement, Service and Supply Fund, and interfaces from Grants, PMS and Payroll. • Enhancement or upgrade of NBS functionality in response to demands that arise from the user community, from findings during ongoing operations, or from the software vendors. • Business consulting, job aids and training to NIH Institutes and Centers with respect to NBS functionality, i.e., acquisition, logistics, budget, finance, travel. • Operations, support and maintenance of community portals on the NIH intranet that are designed to communicate with various segments of the NBS user community. The NIH Business System (NBS) Program is committed to fostering NIH's mission through the provision of: • Secure, accurate, and timely business transaction capabilities that enable the NIH scientific community and supporting organizations to acquire needed assets, goods and services. • Accurate source information that facilitates knowledgeable decision making by the NIH management community regarding budgets, finance, acquisitions, supply/replenishment and property management. • Ensuring NBS is compliant with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promoting improved accountability and transparency relating to the management of all federal funds, including ARRA funds. **The NIH NBS Change Management office (NBSCM) has already acquired the licenses necessary to install the User Productivity Kit Release 3.6.1 (UPK) for immediate utilization in conjunction with our current customized Oracle products. The NBSCM seeks to provide to its designated staff, training for the use of UPK to create and update navigations for portal pages and future National Institute of Health Training Center (NIHTC) training materials. Additionally in an effort to create uniform documents, NBSCM seeks to establish preliminary universal document standards for the development of all future NBS training materials. To achieve this, NBSCM requires the delivery of instructional resources for UPK Developer Release 3.5 and User Productivity Launch Pak. ** OBJECTIVES The objectives of this contract are to provide: 1. Classroom instruction for User Productivity Kit delivered by an Oracle Certified Expert in the Solution that demonstrates the solutions basic and advanced functionality. 2. Small group instruction and consultation that will assist designated attendees establish corporate standards for instructional materials based on the current NBS system environment and functionality. SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED General Requirements 1. Independently, and not as an agent of the Government, the Contractor shall furnish applicable Oracle Certified Training for UPK Developer 3.5 and Launch Pak. 2. All work done under this contract shall be monitored by the Project Officer or designated alternative and shall be performed in a skillful workmanlike manner. Specific Requirements The Contractor shall deliver an onsite combined classroom and computer based system instructions using a hosted training environment accessible through the internet on servers stipulated by NIH/NBS. The Contractor shall provide an Oracle Certified trainer who is an expert on Oracle UPK- based best practices, deployment strategy and instructional design. The UPK Developer Training shall be delivered over four (4) consecutive business days The Contractor shall also consult, if needed, with NIH technical resources to confirm the accessibility of the associated environment prior to the commencement of the training and shall conduct appropriate testing of the training environment that will be utilized. Contractor will provide any necessary certification/validation of classroom logistics to include computer configuration, data staging and testing of the training environment prior to training at the selected location. If specific hardware/software configurations are needed prior to training the contractor shall provide, at least 20 days in advance of the training date, a configuration document to the appropriate contractor at the onsite location. The Contractor shall furnish government with training materials used in the delivery of training including but not limited to written instructions, pictographic screen captions and associated documents to the COTR or designated federal lead five (5) business days prior to the first day of associated training for review. The Contractor shall provide each participant a hard copy desk reference manual to assist with developer operations/functionality once the training is completed. The Contractor shall provide an individualized certificate of completion for each participant referencing course name, dates of offering, and an indication that the training certified by Oracle and taught by an Oracle certified trainer. The Contractor shall deliver upon the completion of the first phase of Launch Pak, a custom guidebook that incorporates the NBS designees agreed upon design elements and establishes a business standard along with an electronic copy of any standards developed out of the completion of Launch Pak as associated with NBS UPK operations. RESOURCES Government will reimburse Contractor for travel expenses of the instructor based on the established government per diem for Bethesda, MD. Government will provide access to computer equipped classroom facilities necessary to conduct instructor-lead training. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE Delivery of the training shall commence within sixty (60) days of contract award. Vendor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this order. Full text of clauses and provisions are available at Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR): htm://www.amet.gov/far/. The FAR provisions and clauses sited herein are incorporated by reference into this solicitation. Offerors are advised to propose in accordance with the provision of FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (September 2006). Offerors are advised to provide with their offer a completed copy of the following provisions: FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (November 2006). The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (February 2007); FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (March 2007). Parties interested in this requirement please reference the Full RFQ and Statement of Work attached.

Brand Development, Marketing

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published June 30, 2010  -  Deadline July 12, 2010
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Combined Synopsis / Solicitation - Request for Proposal # BEXXMBDA-10-15240 Brand Development Services In accordance with FAR Part 12 and Far Part 13, the Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intends to procure Brand Development Marketing for the Minority Business Develop Agency (MBDA). This acquisition is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) under BEXXMBDA-10-15240. 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: offers are being requested, no other written solicitation will be issued. The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3 Alt I, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (Offeror must include a completed copy of this provision with their proposal); FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Alt II, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965; FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-6, Drug-Free Workplace; FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds-Central Contractor Registration, FAR 52.233-3, Protest After Award, FAR 52.233-4 -- Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim, FAR 52.237-2, Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation, FAR 52.246-16. Background The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses. MBDA offers technical and management assistance services to minority-owned businesses through a nationwide network of approximately 45-business enterprise. These centers are operated by recipients of MBDA financial assistance awards (which take the form of cooperative agreements) under the Agency's Minority Business Enterprise Center (CFDA 11.800), Native American Business Enterprise Center (CFDA 11.801) and Minority Business Opportunity Center (CFDA 11.803) programs. These MBDA award recipients are required to engage and provide individual minority-owned clients a wide-range of technical and management assistance services including, but not limited to, client assessments, strategic business consulting and assistance in successfully competing for contracts and in obtaining needed financing (commonly referred to as "matching" or "brokering"). Purpose MBDA seeks the services of a marketing and brand development firm to assist with the development of a brand identity for its Business Development Programs (BDPs) including collateral material design and development, and public roll out of the new brand identity through the agency and its national network of Minority Business Development Centers. The BDPs brand shall deliver a positive message to minority entrepreneurs, strategic partners and stakeholders, and shall assist MBDA with its educational outreach and information dissemination activities. The brand message should consider the agency's ability to assist entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, creating jobs, and impacting local, national and global economies. The marketing and design firm will assist MBDA in the developing and implementation of this BDPs brand as set-forth in the Statement of Work. Please review the attached SOW for full solicitation requirements. Scope of Work - PLEASE SEE ATTACHED SOW FOR FULL REQUIREMENTS A. BRAND DEVELOPMENT The marketing and design firm will assist MBDA in establishing a solid new and fresh brand identity. This identity will convey MBDA's overall mission, vision, and strategies. It will be impactful and will differentiate MBDA and its BDPs from other federal government agencies. The new brand will be an opportunity to set a standard for all agency communications by conveying a clear, consistent message to the public. The following are some of the key characteristics of the new brand: > Unique in appearance and message about MBDA. > Uniform and standard messaging to help clients relate to and better understand MBDA and its services. > Consistent use of the messaging, look and feel through all of the materials created. > Meaningful text and graphics to express MBDA's mission and vision. > Professionalism in all things, from the quality of graphics and text This work requirement includes an in-depth analysis of MBDA's mission, vision, goals, strategies, and programs. The following are some of the contemplated activities to achieve this work requirement: B. CONSULTATION AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Consultation and design development must be based on the intended audience(s) and maximize the impact through layout, typography, image and color. The marketing and design firm must utilize effective graphic solutions to meet all marketing needs. The results must convey a distinct style and be applicable to a wide variety of mediums for many different audiences. The design, layout, and production services must include but not limited to: • Logo development, • Brochures, fact sheets, other print pieces • web graphics • Print, web and television advertising, • Signage and event materials • Display graphics and materials • Invitations, agendas, award certificates • Incentives, trade show and conference exhibits • Photo manipulation and occasional resource reference and acquisition • Silk-screen services and posters • In house pre-press and high-end color separation services • Other graphic materials and services to be determined as necessary. Graphics must be high quality and compatible with MBDA's computer environment. A fast turnaround is frequently required. Performance of the work will be coordinated with one of MBDA's staff. Each graphics job will be pre-authorized in writing by MBDA on an as-needed basis. C. IMPLEMENTATION The marketing and design firm must include a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations strategy options that maximize the execution of a new brand identity for the MBDA's BDPs. The plan must detail all materials, media development and creative requirements necessary for successful deployment of the brand and include a proposed implementation schedule. The plan should include but not be limited to the following: • Budget requirements including labor costs • Test marketing plan • Projected results In addition, the marketing and design firm must develop a launch and roll-out plan for the new MBDA brand. Finally, the marketing and design firm must perform test marketing of the proposed brand message and possible name change to ensure it is well received, endorsed, supported and adopted by business centers and strategic partners. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance is 12 months from the date of award. All interested parties shall submit responses to Chere Sanders at Contracting Office listed below. Minority Businesses are encouraged to submit responses to this solicitation. PLEASE SEE THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS. All response must be received no later than 11:59 am EST July 12, 2010 and shall not exceed 30 pages in length. Please reference solicitation number BEXXMBDA-10-15240 on all correspondence to this notice. All inquiries regarding this notice shall be submitted electronically to Chere.j.sanders@noaa.gov and shall be received by noon EST July 6, 2010. Responses to questions will be posted after July 6, 2010. Contracting Office Address: 1305 East-West Hwy SSMC 4 Room 7519 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Place of Performance Department of Commerce MBDA 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 United States Primary Point of Contact Chere J. Sanders Contract Specialist Chere.J. Sanders@noaa.gov Phone: 301-713-0838 ext 199 Fax: 301-713-0809