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Direktoratet for nødkommunikasjon (dNk) [the Directorate for Emergency Communication] | Published December 17, 2016  -  Deadline January 24, 2017

DNK invites tenderers to participate in a competition for consulting services. DNK wants to procure consulting services in project management and the process work. The following resources are sought:

— delivery 1 — PMO Manager;

— delivery 2 Risk/ change Manager;

— delivery 3 Release / configuration Manager.

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

Skatteetaten (The Norwegian Tax Administration) | Published December 20, 2016
IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

Department of Education and Skills | Published January 6, 2017

Provision of IT services, consulting, software development, Internet and support, software programming and consultancy services.

Povision of IT Services, consulting, software development, Internet and support, software programming and consultancy services.

EIB - Consulting services

JP Ceste Federacije BIH | Published December 24, 2016  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
EIB - Consulting services

Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

LLW Repository Ltd | Published April 23, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2020
Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Essex County Council | Published December 28, 2016
Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

UKHO | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline January 29, 2017
Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

EOI - Consulting Services - Asset Backed Security (“ABS”) Structuring and Advisory

 | Published January 16, 2017
EOI - Consulting Services - Asset Backed Security (“ABS”) Structuring and Advisory

Consulting services on Energy Efficiency Buildings

UNDP Country Office - BRAZIL | Published June 30, 2016  -  Deadline June 29, 2017
Request for Proposal (RFP) Nº JOF-0097-29761/2016The Joint Operations Facility - JOF, make public to all interested parties that on 29nd July 2016, at 05:00 p.m. (Brasília time), in the following address: Setor de Embaixadas Norte (SEN) – Quadra 802 – Conjunto C – Lote 17 / Brasília, DF / CEP: 70800-400, Brasil, a session will be held to receive proposals for the Procurement Process (RFP) JOF-0097-29761/2016 to hire consulting services on Energy Efficiency Buildings for the Project BRA/09/G31 according to the conditions set forth in the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Procurement Guidelines.All interested firms may download the Bidding Documents from the website http://www.un.org.br/licitacoes/Home/Licitacoes registering firm on the list of participants, so that any correspondence regarding the bidding documents can be sent to all bidders.For further information about how to request the Procurement Documents contact JOF by fax (55.61.3038-9010) or e-mail: licitacoes.jof@un.org.brBrasília, June 30th 2016.JOF Procurement Unit

Engineering Design Services from architects and consulting engineers

Akershus Universitetssykehus (AHUS) [Akershus University Hospital] | Published December 10, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017

The objective of the procurement is to secure AHUS engineering design services (PRO) from architects and consulting engineers connected to the hospital's building functions. The specialist areas included and the services that will be included in the framework agreements consist of the Requirement Specification in Annex 1.

Business Consulting/Change Management Services (TSPS Solution)

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions | Published December 13, 2016  -  Deadline November 1, 2017

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP)

SOLUTIONS Based Professional Services (TSPS) Requirement

Solicitation No.: 20161356

Contracting Authority: Isabelle Legault

Telephone No.: 613-990-6807

Fax No.: 613-990-0081 

E-mail Address: Contracting@osfi-bsif.gc.ca

This RFP is only for pre-qualified Suppliers for Category/Stream Business Consulting/Change Management Services Stream against TSPS SOLUTIONS Supply Arrangement E60ZN-15TSSB.

Solicitation Closes at 2:00 pm on January 11th, 2017.

List of Pre-Qualified Suppliers invited to bid:

  1. ALTRUISTIC INFORMATICS CONSULTING INC.
  2. BDO Canada LLP
  3. CORE Software Corp
  4. Deloitte Inc.
  5. Ernst & Young LLP
  6. Hay Group Limited
  7. HDP Group Inc
  8. Interis Consulting Inc.
  9. KPMG LLP
  10. McKinsey & Company Canada
  11. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  12. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.
  13. Somos Consulting Group Ltd.
  14. Systemscope Inc.
  15. TDV Global inc.

DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT:

OSFI requires the services of contractor to review and provide recommendations for improvement to the Risk Tolerance Framework and to develop a resource allocation model.

DURATION OF CONTRACT:

The duration of the contract is from January 23rd, 2017 to March 30th, 2017.

APPLICABLE TRADE AGREEMENTS:
NAFTA and AIT

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

Security Requirement for Canadian Supplier: PWGSC File #Common-PS SRCL#9

  • The Contractor/Bidder must, at all times during the performance of the Contract/Standing Offer/Supply Arrangement, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) with approved Document Safeguarding at the level of PROTECTED B, issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada.
  • The Contractor/Bidder personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
  • The Contractor MUST NOT utilize its Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce or store PROTECTED information until the CISD/PWGSC has issued written approval. After approval has been granted or approved, these tasks may be performed up to the level of PROTECTED B.
  • Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of CISD/PWGSC.
  • The Contractor/Bidder must comply with the provisions of the:
    • Security Requirements Check List and security guide (if applicable), attached at Annex C;
    • Industrial Security Manual (Latest Edition).

NOTE: The Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) Method of Supply is subject to quarterly refresh cycles. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact SPTS.TSPS@TPSGC-PWGSC.GC.CA

Environmental Consulting Services IDIQ MATOC- Savannah District

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published January 4, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, intends to advertise for the award of an Environmental Consulting Services (ECS), Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with a pool comprised of up to four (4) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contracts with a total capacity of $50 million. The geographic areas to be served by these contracts will be all states within SAD (Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina), Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Central America. This acquisition will be solicited and awarded on a competitive basis and will be set-aside to economically disadvantaged small business participants in the 8(a) program. The planned duration for the contracts is a total of five years, consisting of a 3 year base period and one 2-year option period. Applicable NAICS code is 541620 - Environmental Consulting Services; the small business size standard is $15 million.
The work will include the following:The contracts awarded will be firm-fixed price for a wide range of environmental consulting services in the following areas including, but not limited to, air emissions management; air quality; cultural and historic resources management; facility response plans; fire management plans for ranges; hazardous materials management; hazardous waste management; natural resources management; pesticide management; petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) management; solid waste management; special pollutants (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), asbestos, lead based paint, radon gas, etc.) management; natural resources inventories; noise management; underground storage tank management; water quality management; wetlands management; radioactive materials management; and storm water management; air emissions inventories; air permit applications; compliance monitoring and reporting; asbestos sampling; environmental electronic data management; water quality evaluations; mitigation planning; National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit applications & monitoring; spill prevention and response plans; Environmental Compliance Assessment System audits; Environmental Monitoring System support; Tier I (installation), Tier II (state), and Tier III (regional) reporting; partnering support to include facilitation, public meeting support, and preparation/presentation of reports and management support; consumer confidence report (Safe Drinking Water Act); environmental compliance training; National Environmental Policy Act; environmental assessments (EAs); Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS); preliminary assessment/site inspection; solid waste management plans; hazardous waste management plans; Subtitle C and Subtitle D (40 CFR 264/265 and 40 CFR 258) landfill operations plans; hazardous waste reporting; landfill closure plans; biological assessments; endangered species management plans (ESMP); National Historic Preservation Act studies; historic building surveys; historic building guides; data recovery plans and mitigation; coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Integrated Cultural Resources Management plans; Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments; Pollution Preventions Plans Life Cycle Cost Analysis; ecological risk assessments; and, environmental fate studies.
Contract actions will be solicited, evaluated, and awarded in accordance with FAR Part 15, Department of Defense Source Selection Procedures and the Army Source Selection Supplement (AS3) to the Department of Defense Source Selection Procedures. All task orders to be awarded under this MATOC will be competed IAW FAR 16.505(b)(1), Fair Opportunity, and DFARS 216.505-70, Ordering Under Multiple Award Contracts, unless one of the exceptions to fair opportunity applies and is justified.
Contract award will be made to those offerors whose proposals represent the best value to the Government considering price and other non-cost or price factors. Proposals shall include sufficient detailed information to allow complete evaluation. The Government reserves the right to reject any and all offers. The Government will use a Performance Price Trade-off (PPT) evaluation process in rendering the best value decision for award of this contract.
The solicitation is anticipated to be available within the next 60 days. This is not a request for quotations (RFQ) nor is it the official solicitation. The solicitation will be issued in electronic format only.
Note: Information on the PROPOSAL DUE DATE will be stated in the solicitation. Offerors must register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. After completing SAM, contractors and their subcontractors must register at ww.fbo.gov in order to download RFP documents. It is the Offerors' responsibility to check the Internet address provided as necessary for any posted changes to this notice and future solicitations or amendments.
 

Management Consulting Services for preparing a transformational Project road map for the United ...

United Nations Secretariat | Published December 22, 2016
Management Consulting Services for preparing a transformational Project road map for the United Nations Global Service Centre (GSC) / Brindisi – Italy including satellite office in Valencia – Spain (Information Technology activities).
While established in 1995 as a Logistical Base as part of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Office in Brindisi gradually developed in size and diversified its activities to become the GSC for the Department of Field Support (DFS), gathering altogether approximately 430 staff members (as per November 2016). While main activities are Logistics and Information Technologies, completed by Training and Administrative support, the development will open for a diversification of services, with a prospective wider client base.
The purpose of this Management Consulting Service is to assist the GSC Director to define a Transition Plan for developing new activities, while improving efficiency and effectiveness of the actual GSC structure. The transition shall lead to developing new services to supporting Peacekeeping Field Missions and potentially other entities throughout the UN System. It will include ongoing projects as well as prospective initiatives to come. Option for implementing these initiatives will have to be analysed, and business cases will be prepared by the Management Consulting Firm. The Management Consulting Firm will also deliver a risk analysis and mitigation plan, a detailed resource requirement to support new activities, extended to a training plan, completed by a plan for reclassification and reskilling of personnel, and Scope of Requirements (SOW) for outsourcing activities in the cases deemed applicable.
The Management Consulting Firm will provide expertise for guiding GSC Transformation, including recommendations based on industry best practices, for delivering a clear road map and a detailed Project Plan for further implementation (the actual deployment of the initiatives is not part of this project).
From assessment of the GSC existing activities (possible duplications and gaps), vision and goals for transformation, the Management Consulting Firm will establish a plan of action for leading to a new business model aligned with UN Secretariat vision, policy and goals, especially in conjunction with DFS strategy.
The transformational plan, spanning a 3 year timeframe (budget cycle ending in June 2020) will have to be supported by a Change Management approach to accompany the transition, while staffs need to be engaged and associated to the transition plan.
The Management Consulting Firm will be contracted for a period of 6 months, starting in February 2017, spending 4 months in total in the Brindisi base (with probable visit to Valencia), with a 2 month off-site period in-between (happening concurrently with an internal staffing review to be performed internally).
While English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat all activities in Brindisi and Valencia are conducted in English, therefore all Consultants taking part to the Project will be proficient in English. In addition, the Consulting Firm shall demonstrate a 10 years activity with proven expertise in Management Consulting at strategic level for similar Projects conducted for the Public and Private sectors, on International level. The same will apply to the Consultants proposed to take part to this engagement.

EOI – Sudan - Consulting Services (Firms) - Needs and Gaps Assessment of the Water and Sanitation Sector M&E and Preparation of the Action Plans

 | Published January 13, 2017
EOI – Sudan - Consulting Services (Firms) - Needs and Gaps Assessment of the Water and Sanitation Sector M&E and Preparation of the Action Plans

Neurodegenerative Disease Scientific Data Consulting Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
Neurodegenerative Disease Scientific Data Consulting ServicesCompetitive Combined Synopsis/Solicitation HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-052INTRODUCTIONThis is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-052 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).  ACQUISITION AUTHORITY This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5- Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and IS expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93-1, dated January 1, 2017. The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date.
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe associated NAICS code is 541690 with the Size Standard of $15 Million. SET-ASIDE STATUSThis acquisition is 100% Set Aside for Small Businesses.DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT
BackgroundThe National Institute on Aging (NIA) Laboratory of Neurogenetics (LNG) uses scientific data consulting services on an array of projects including rapid cloud-based processing of exome and genome sequences in Parkinson's disease; facilitating cloud based environments for real-time multi-center collaborations on large *-omics datasets; predictive modeling and remote phenotyping in Parkinson's disease; international collaborative efforts in charting neurological disease progression; and building robust analytics infrastructure for reproducible and reliable statistical genetics applications.
PurposeThe purpose of this requirement is to procure scientific data consulting services related to neurodegenerative diseases in support of National Institute on Aging (NIA) Laboratory of Neurogenetics (LNG). Contract TypeA Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order with Options to Extend the Term of the Contract is contemplated. Invoicing shall be on a NET30 and payment shall be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Invoices against the contract shall be submitted monthly after support is provided and processed via Two Way Match. Period of PerformanceThe required period of performance is a one-year base period and four (4) subsequent one-year optional periods.
Place of PerformanceThe primary place of performance shall be the contractor's site via remote efforts. Work shall also be performed at the Government facility located at 35 Convent Drive, Room 1A-1102, Bethesda, MD 20892 as requested.
Project RequirementsThe Contractor shall provide scientific data consulting support services in relation to neurodegenerative diseases as follows:
•	Provide guidance and recommendations regarding statistical and computing processes related to analyzing the genetic bases of neurological disease.•	Manipulate genome-scale and next generation sequence data as directed.•	Analyze molecular genetics and genomic data, including genome-wide genotype data, microarray based expression datasets, targeted resequencing, whole exome sequencing, and full transcriptome sequencing; using standard biostatistics/bioinformatics packages as well as machine and deep learning methods.  •	Develop, implement, and maintain cloud-based analytic pipelines for generating and analyzing multi-modal datasets.•	Collaborate with NIH scientists and other NIH collaborators to perform multi-national analytics and data management efforts related to the genomics of neurodegenerative diseases within a meta-analysis and "big data" framework.•	Prepare manuscripts related to analyses performed in relation to this requirement.
Level of EffortThe estimated level of effort for this requirement is one (1) contractor employee on a part-time basis for 1,500 hours per year (approximately thirty (30) hours per week).
Reporting RequirementsThe Contractor shall provide monthly written reports to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and the Chief of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics which summarize all efforts performed during the reporting period. Reports shall be given on the first business day of each month, following the first month of award. All reports shall also include a brief conference call or meeting with the COR and Chief of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics to discuss plans for the following month.
Government Furnished Information/PropertyThe Government will provide data for analysis, computing resources, and office space to the contractor personnel working under this effort.  All data provided to the Contractor must be treated as confidential and not be disclosed to any third party. FAR Clause 52.245-1 Government Property shall be applicable to this requirement.
Key PersonnelThe Contractor employee providing services for this effort shall be considered key personnel.  Key Personnel requirements are as follows:  •	A PhD in a data science discipline•	At least 10 years of experience providing genome-related scientific data analytics and data management support services. •	At least ten (10) publications focused on statistical analyses in the neurogenetics field.
The proposed Key Personnel will become subject to the provisions of Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) Clause HHSAR 352.237-75 Key Personnel as follows:The key personnel specified in this contract are considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to the contractor voluntarily diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit a justification for the diversion or replacement and a request to replace the individual. The request must identify the proposed replacement and provide an explanation of how the replacement's skills, experience, and credentials meet or exceed the requirements of the contract. If the employee of the contractor is terminated for cause or separates from the contractor voluntarily with less than thirty days notice, the Contractor shall provide the maximum notice practicable under the circumstances. The Contractor shall not divert, replace, or announce any such change to key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The contract will be modified to add or delete key personnel as necessary to reflect the agreement of the parties.
Travel:The consultant may be required to travel within the contiguous United States to provide the services described in this statement of work. Travel reimbursement will be provided for such required travel. All travel arrangements must be made in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and must be approved by the Contracting Officer and authorized by the Contracting Officer's Representative prior to being finalized or invoiced. Contracting Officer approved and Contracting Officer's Representative-authorized travel shall not exceed $5,000.00 annually.
Please note that time spent travelling may not be billed to the Government. Please see the Federal Travel Regulation for allowable travel expenses, such as fares, rental fees, mileage payments, and other expenses related to transportation per FTR §301-10.2.
Data Rights: The National Institute on Aging shall have unlimited rights to and ownership of all deliverables provided under this procurement including data, reports, briefings, surveys, analyses, recommendations and all other deliverables. In addition, it includes any additional deliverables required by contract change. The definition of "unlimited rights" is contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 27.401, "Definitions." FAR clause 52.227-14, "Rights in Data-General," shall be incorporated into any resulting award by reference.
Information Systems SecurityThe Contractor must ensure that any and all computer systems used in the course of this contract shall include the following features:
1.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be patched with most updated IT Security Patches.2.	Any Contractor computer used in relation this contract must have virus protection loaded and running with definition files that are updated on at least a daily basis.3.	Hard drives and portable media used for this contract must be encrypted using the FIPS 140-2 standard. 4.	Contractors are required to take NIH Security and Privacy Training annually  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/5.	Contractor are required to sign the NIH non-disclosure agreement  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/NIH_Non-Disclosure_Agreement.pdf6.	Contractors are required to report any lost or stolen NIH data to the NIA ISSO within one hour of knowing of the lost or theft even if the data is on a Contractor furnished computer.7.	Contractors are required to adhere to the NIH IT rules of behavior which can be found at  https://ocio.nih.gov/InfoSecurity/training/Pages/nihitrob.aspx8.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be assessed for vulnerabilities.9.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be backed up on an external hard drive which is password protected.10.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must have auditing enabled such that if an incident occurred then that event could be reconstructed. 11.	Any computers that are used in reference to this contract must employ at a minimum user name and password authentication or if possible two factor authentication.  12.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be password protected. All Password must meet the NIH standard such that users must choose passwords that have at least eight characters and at least three of the following types of characters:a.	capital lettersb.	lower case lettersc.	numeric charactersd.	special characters (!@#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:";'<>?,./)       Confidentiality of InformationConfidential Information means information or data of a personal nature about an individual, or proprietary information or data submitted by or pertaining to an institution or organization. Confidential Information or records shall not be disclosed by the Contractor without written authorization from the Contracting Officer. Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the confidentiality of or a property interest in information under this contract, the Contractor should consult with the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.
Collaboration RequirementsIt is required that all contractors involved with the NIH community work collaboratively with federal staff and other contractors towards the NIH mission and other affected organizations and follow the direction of the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and/or the designated Federal Project Manager(s)/Lead(s).  This collaboration includes day-to-day activities, support, development, knowledge transfer and creating and sharing documentation when required.
Non-Personal Service Statement:The contract employee performing services will be controlled, directed and supervised at all times by management personnel of the contractor. Actions of contractor employees may not be interpreted or implemented in any manner that results in any contractor employee creating or modifying Federal policy, obligating the appropriated funds of the U.S. Government, overseeing the work of Federal employees, providing direct personal services to any Federal employee or otherwise violating the prohibitions set forth in Parts 7.5 and 37.1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).Section 508 ComplianceSection 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology (EIT) is accessible to people with disabilities. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Final Rule for Section 508 (EIT Accessibility) can be found at www.section508.gov and at the Access Board's Web site at https://www.access-board.gov/508.htm.  The contractor must state that they will comply with the requirements of Section 508 in the event they become applicable.
QUESTION & ANSWER PERIODInterested contractors may submit questions relating to this requirement. Questions shall be submitted to the contract specialist, Lauren Phelps, via email at lauren.phelps@nih.gov by or before January 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST.  Late questions shall not be accepted. Questions will be anonymized and answered and the answers will be provided as soon as possible after the question deadline via solicitation amendment. Should no questions be received, no amendment shall be posted.
RESPONSE FORMATResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria.  The offeror must submit 1) a technical response, 2) a copy of the proposed contractor employee's Curriculum Vitae or Resume and 3) a separate price quotation. The technical response should address each individual evaluation criteria identified in this solicitation and may be up to fifteen (15) single-sided pages. This limit does not include key personnel curriculum vitae/ resumes.
Price quotations submitted must include a fully burdened hourly rate for each contract period. This hourly rate must cover all associated labor, materials, etc. Price quotations must be submitted in the following format:
Data Scientist Consulting Support Price Quote
Contract Period       Hourly Rate      Required Hours       Extended Price 
 Base	  1500	 Base Period Travel  N/A N/A  $5,000.00 Option 1    1500	 Option 1 Travel  N/A N/A    $5,000.00 Option 2	   1500	 Option 2 Travel	  N/A N/A  $5,000.00 Option 3	   1500	 Option 3 Travel  N/A N/A   $5,000.00 Option 4   1500	 Option 4 Travel	  N/A N/A  $5,000.00 TOTAL
 
Contractors must provide their Company Name, Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Business Size, Physical Address, and Point of Contact Information in their responses. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."
EVALUATION CRITERIAFAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition. 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.	Factor 1: Technical Approach 
The Contractor's proposal shall address each area of the statement of work requirements in sufficient detail to demonstrate a clear understanding of the statement of work. The proposed technical approach shall include information regarding analysis skills, collaboration capabilities, and teleconference and email communication skills.  The proposed approach shall also be evaluated for creativity and thoroughness of the planned task execution methods, ability to anticipate and address potential areas of difficulty, and ability to integrate new processes and technologies as they arise.2.	Factor 2: Key Personnel
The Contractor's proposal shall include a resume or curriculum vitae for proposed key personnel. This document shall be evaluated for conformance to the key personnel qualifications, as well as for the size and quality of the record of publications in academic and professional literature and contributions to the field of data analytics, statistical genetics, and neurodegenerative disease.3.	Factor 3: Past Performance
The Contractor shall provide at least three (3) past performance references with knowledge of the contractor's relevant skills and experience related to the requirements outlined in this Statement of Work. References shall include the following information:
a.	Name of Organizationb.	Description of Contractor's Responsibilitiesc.	Contact Name, Title, and Telephone Number
Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement in subject area, anticipated dollar value, and effort duration and complexity. Past performance shall also be evaluated for experience guiding large international collaborative efforts and customer satisfaction.
Technical proposals will be evaluated using a summary adjectival rating in accordance with the following scale:ExcellentThe proposal has exceptional merit and reflects an excellent approach which will clearly result in the superior attainment of all requirements and objectives. This clearly achievable approach includes several advantageous characteristics of substance, and very few disadvantages, which can be expected to result in outstanding performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very low as the proposal provides solutions which are unquestionably feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered very low risk in that they are exceptionally clear andprecise, fully supported, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Very Low
GoodThe proposal demonstrates a sound approach which is expected to meet all requirements and objectives. This sound approach includes advantageous characteristics of substance, and few relatively minor disadvantages, which collectively can be expected to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is low as the proposal contains solutions which are considered feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered to reflect low risk in that they are clear and precise, supported, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Low
AcceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which is capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach includes both advantageous and disadvantageous characteristics of substance, where the advantages are not outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are likely to result in acceptable performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate, as the proposal solutions are generally feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect moderate risk in that they may be somewhat clear and precise, partially supported, and/or demonstrate a general understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Neutral
MarginalThe proposal demonstrates an approach which may not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach has disadvantages of substance and advantages, which if they exist, are outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages present a low or questionable likelihood of resulting in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is high as the proposal contains solutions which may not be feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect high risk in that they lack clarity and precision, are generally unsupported, and/or do not demonstrate a complete understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: High
UnacceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which, based on a very high risk, will very likely not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. This approach has several disadvantages of substance, and advantages which, if they exist, are outweighed by disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are unlikely to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very high as the proposal contains solutions which are not feasible and practical. The solutions may also be considered to reflect very high risk in that they lack any clarity or precision. Risk Level: Very High
APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONSThe following FAR clauses and provisions shall apply to this solicitation:1.	All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.
2.	The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (October 2015), applies to this acquisition.
3.	A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (July 2016), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management.
4.	FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition.
5.	FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (September 2016) applies to this acquisition and the following terms within the clauses are applicable:
a.	FAR Clause 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
b.	FAR Clause 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
c.	FAR Clause 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
d.	FAR Clause 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
e.	FAR Clause 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).
f.	FAR Clause 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
g.	FAR Clause 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).
h.	FAR Clause 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
i.	FAR Clause 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
j.	FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
k.	FAR Clause 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
l.	FAR Clause 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
m.	FAR Clause 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126).
n.	FAR Clause 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).
o.	FAR Clause 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246)
p.	FAR Clause 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
q.	FAR Clause 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
r.	FAR Clause 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
s.	FAR Clause 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
t.	FAR Clause 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
u.	FAR Clause 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).
v.	FAR Clause 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
w.	FAR Clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
x.	FAR Clause 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
y.	FAR Clause 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495).
z.	FAR Clause 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
6.	FAR Clause 52.217-5 - Evaluation of Options (July 1990) applies to this acquisition
7.	FAR Clause 52.217-9 - Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (March 2000) applies to this acquisition.
8.	FAR Clause 52.227-14 -- Rights in Data-General (May 2014) applies to this acquisition.
9.	FAR Clause 52.245-1 -- Government Property (April 2012) applies to this acquisition.
10.	HHSAR Clause HHSAR 352.237-75 (December 2015) applies to this acquisition.
11.	Please see the attached Addendum 1: Applicable Information Security Information for additional contract requirements and terms and conditions related to information security.
12.	The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement.
In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."
CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVEA Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) shall be assigned to the awarded contract.
The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance.The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract; or (6) sign written licensing agreements. Any signed agreement shall be incorporated by reference in Section K of the contract.The Government may unilaterally change the COR designation for this contract.
CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONFinal Evaluation of Contractor performance will be prepared for the resulting contract in accordance with FAR Subpart 42.15. The final performance evaluation will be prepared at the time of completion of work.
Final evaluation will be provided to the Contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The Contractor will be permitted thirty days to review the document and to submit additional information or a rebutting statement. If agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the matter will be referred to an individual one level above the Contracting Officer, whose decision will be final.
Copies of the evaluation, Contractor responses, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the contract file, and may be used to support future award decisions.
Contractors may access evaluations through a secure Web site for review and comment at the following address:  http://www.cpars.gov
CLOSING INFORMATIONResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria.  The price proposal must include the labor categories, an estimate of the number of hours required for each labor category, fully loaded fixed hourly rate or each labor category, breakdown and rationale for other direct costs or materials, and the total amount.
All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-052.  Responses shall be submitted electronically via email to Lauren Phelps, Contract Specialist, at lauren.phelps@nih.gov. Post and Fax responses will not be accepted.
Please contract Ms. Lauren Phelps, Contract Specialist, at lauren.phelps@nih.gov or 301-480-2453 for information regarding this solicitation.
 

Pharmaceutical Business Development & Venture Capital Consulting Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
Pharmaceutical Business Development & Venture Capital Consulting Services

Competitive Combined Synopsis/Solicitation 
HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-088
INTRODUCTIONThis is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures and FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items.The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-088 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).  NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541990 with a Size Standard of $15 Million. SET-ASIDE STATUSThis acquisition is 100% set aside for small businesses.ACQUISITION AUTHORITY This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and IS NOT expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. 
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93-1, dated January 1, 2017. The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT 
BackgroundThe NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a consortium of 15 NIH Institutes and Centers that support neuroscience research, established the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) as a pipeline between the typical endpoint of NIH-funded research and the beginning of industry drug development. The BPN provides neuroscience researchers with funding and access to a full range of industry-style drug discovery and development services and expertise.
The BPN program is intended for projects requiring medicinal chemistry optimization and CRO support through phase I clinical testing. Each project is directed by a Lead Development Team composed of the principal investigator, industry consultants hired by NIH, and NIH staff. This team maps out a research strategy, including milestones, and oversees implementation by contract research providers. Bioactivity and efficacy studies are funded through an award to the principal investigator; other research services are provided without cost to the PI through NIH contracts.
The BPN External Oversight Committee (EOC) was instituted in late 2011 and will continue through 2027 or until all of the projects in the Network are completed. The NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) oversees the EOC. The EOC typically convenes monthly via web-enabled virtual meetings and teleconference calls. Additionally, the EOC meets once per year at NIH for a day long face to face meeting and on an ad hoc basis to evaluate BPN project specific issues.  These additional meetings of the EOC are scheduled around EOC member availability and full participation in such scheduled events is expected.
PurposeThe purpose of this requirement is to procure business development and venture capital consulting services in support of NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network drug discovery and development programs and the associated BPN External Oversight Committee.Project RequirementsThe Contractor shall provide consulting support services to the BPN EOC and NIH Leadership in relation to drug discovery and development programs as follows:•	Review operations and processes of BPN programs and provide recommendations regarding funding and strategic resource strategies.•	Advise regarding suitability and relevance of proposed BPN program business development milestones, recommend revised business development milestones for BPN programs as needed, and evaluate project progress relative to established milestones.•	Analyze potential business development and venture capital opportunities and concerns for future BPN program projects under consideration. •	Recommend potential solutions and assist in implementation of selected strategies to resolve programmatic challenges related to business development and venture capital for drug discovery and development as they arise. •	Mentor BPN executive team and project leaders in scientific entrepreneurship, including but not limited to fundraising, striking partnerships, and licensing procedures, for continued development and improvement of the BPN programs•	Provide feedback to assist in successful work towards scientific and business goals and aspirations of program projects•	Participate in web-enabled virtual meetings and teleconference calls with BPN staff on both a monthly and an ad-hoc-as-required basis.Level of EffortThe estimated level of effort for this requirement is one (1) contractor employee on a part-time basis for ninety (90) hours per year.Government Furnished Information/PropertyNo Government furnished property shall be provided. Project related data will be provided to the Contractor for performance of work efforts. All data provided to the Contractor must be treated as confidential and not be disclosed to any third party.Project data will be collected and stored by BPN.  BPN will provide data as needed to the Contractor each time it requests service. The Contractor may store data up to 12 months after initially receiving it, after that time the Contractor should either delete the data files and sanitize the computer using NIST SP 800-88 (current revision) or if information is still needed contact the COR for approval to store data longer.
Key Personnel:The Contractor employee providing services for this effort shall be considered key personnel.  Key Personnel requirements are as follows:  •	A PhD in a scientific discipline•	At least 15 years of experience providing strategic guidance to government agencies, academic institutions, and/or start-up companies at the executive level in reference to business development and venture capital.
The proposed Key Personnel will become subject to the provisions of Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) Clause HHSAR 352.237-75 Key Personnel as follows:The key personnel specified in this contract are considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to the contractor voluntarily diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit a justification for the diversion or replacement and a request to replace the individual. The request must identify the proposed replacement and provide an explanation of how the replacement's skills, experience, and credentials meet or exceed the requirements of the contract. If the employee of the contractor is terminated for cause or separates from the contractor voluntarily with less than thirty days notice, the Contractor shall provide the maximum notice practicable under the circumstances. The Contractor shall not divert, replace, or announce any such change to key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The contract will be modified to add or delete key personnel as necessary to reflect the agreement of the parties.
Travel:The consultant may be required to travel within the contiguous United States to provide the services described in this statement of work. Travel reimbursement will be provided for such required travel. All travel arrangements must be made in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and must be approved by the Contracting Officer and authorized by the Contracting Officer's Representative prior to being finalized or invoiced. Contracting Officer approved and Contracting Officer's Representative-authorized travel shall not exceed $1,500.00 annually.
Please note that time spent travelling may not be billed to the Government. Please see the Federal Travel Regulation for allowable travel expenses, such as fares, rental fees, mileage payments, and other expenses related to transportation per FTR §301-10.2.
Information Security:The Contractor must ensure that any computer system used in the course of this contract shall include the following features:
1.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be patched with most updated IT Security Patches.2.	Any Contractor computer used in relation this contract must have virus protection loaded and running with definition files that are updated on at least a daily basis.3.	Hard drives and portable media used for this contract must be encrypted using the FIPS 140-2 standard. 4.	Contractors are required to take NIH Security and Privacy Training annually  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/5.	Contractor are required to sign the NIH non-disclosure agreement  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/NIH_Non-Disclosure_Agreement.pdf6.	Contractors are required to report any lost or stolen NIH data to the NINDS ISSO within one hour of knowing of the lost or theft even if the data is on a Contractor furnished computer.7.	Contractors are required to adhere to the NIH IT rules of behavior which can be found at  https://ocio.nih.gov/InfoSecurity/training/Pages/nihitrob.aspx8.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be assessed for vulnerabilities.9.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be backed up on an external hard drive which is password protected.10.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must have auditing enabled such that if an incident occurred then that event could be reconstructed. 11.	Any computers that are used in reference to this contract must employ at a minimum user name and password authentication or if possible two factor authentication.  12.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be password protected. All Password must meet the NIH standard such that users must choose passwords that have at least eight characters and at least three of the following types of characters:a.	capital lettersb.	lower case lettersc.	numeric charactersd.	special characters (!@#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:";'<>?,./)
Data Rights: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke shall have unlimited rights to and ownership of all deliverables provided under this procurement including reports, analyses, recommendations and all other deliverables. In addition, it includes any additional deliverables required by contract change. The definition of "unlimited rights" is contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 27.401, "Definitions." FAR clause 52.227-14, "Rights in Data-General," shall be incorporated into any resulting award by reference.
Non-Personal Service Statement:The contract employee performing services will be controlled, directed and supervised at all times by management personnel of the contractor. Actions of contractor employees may not be interpreted or implemented in any manner that results in any contractor employee creating or modifying Federal policy, obligating the appropriated funds of the U.S. Government, overseeing the work of Federal employees, providing direct personal services to any Federal employee or otherwise violating the prohibitions set forth in Parts 7.5 and 37.1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).Collaboration Requirements:It is required that all contractors involved with the NIH community work collaboratively with federal staff and other contractors towards the NIH mission and other affected organizations and follow the direction of the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and/or the designated Federal Project Manager(s)/Lead(s).  This collaboration includes day-to-day activities, support, development, knowledge transfer and creating and sharing documentation when required.  Confidentiality of Information:Confidential Information means information or data of a personal nature about an individual, or proprietary information or data submitted by or pertaining to an institution or organization. Confidential Information or records shall not be disclosed by the Contractor without written authorization from the Contracting Officer. Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the confidentiality of or a property interest in information under this contract, the Contractor should consult with the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.
Period of PerformanceThe required period of performance is a one-year base period from April 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018 and four (4) subsequent one-year optional periods.Place of PerformanceThe primary place of performance shall be Contractor site. Conference calls and email shall be the primary mode of communication; however, the Contractor may be required to work at Government facilities in the continental United States, primarily Bethesda, MD, on an as needed basis.
Contract TypeA Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order with Options to Extend the Term of the Contract is contemplated. Invoicing shall be on a NET30 basis and payment shall be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).RESPONSE FORMATResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria.  The offeror must submit 1) a technical response and 2) a separate price quotation. The technical response should be prepared in reference to the evaluation criteria identified in this solicitation and may be up to thirty (30) single-sided pages. The price quotation must include an hourly rate for each contract period of performance as well as extended pricing for each period of performance and the full level of effort. Contractors must provide their Company Name, Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Business Size, Physical Address, and Point of Contact Information in their responses. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."EVALUATION CRITERIAThe Government will award a contract resulting from this requirement on the basis of best value, technical factors and price considered. Technical factors together shall be considered more important than price and all technical evaluation factors are detailed below:Factor 1: Technical Approach 
The Contractor's proposal shall address each area of the statement of work requirements in sufficient detail to demonstrate a clear understanding of the statement of work and compliance with requirements. The proposed technical approach shall include information regarding computer systems security plans, collaboration capabilities, and teleconference and email communication skills.
Factor 2: Key Personnel 
The Contractor's proposal shall include a resume or curriculum vitae for proposed key personnel. This document shall be evaluated for conformance to the key personnel qualifications, as well as for the extent and depth of skills related to evaluating opportunities for new ventures and providing information and insights that drive critical business decisions for pharmaceutical research innovations in central nervous system related areas; developing funding strategies; overcoming business challenges; making strategic resource recommendations; leading business development efforts; and licenses fundraising and striking partnerships. Skills related to working with translational multi-disciplinary drug development teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, scientific board advising, and mentoring scientific entrepreneurs shall also be sought.
Factor 3: Past PerformanceThe Contractor shall provide at least two (2) past performance references with knowledge of the contractor's relevant skills and experience related to the requirements outlined in this Statement of Work. References shall include the following information:
a.	Name of Organizationb.	Description of Contractor's Responsibilitiesc.	Contact Name, Title, and Telephone Number
Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement, as well as customer satisfaction in reference to the following:1)	Interpersonal skills2)	Attention to detail3)	Computer and software literacy4)	Writing, Communication, and Presentation Skills
APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONSThe following FAR clauses and provisions shall apply to this solicitation:1.	All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.
2.	The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (October 2016), applies to this acquisition.
3.	FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition.
4.	A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (October 2016), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management.
5.	FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) is applicable to this acquisition.
6.	FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (November 2016) applies to this acquisition as detailed below:
a.	FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awardsb.	FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarmentc.	FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set Asided.	FAR 52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orderse.	FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Re-representationf.	FAR 52.222-3, Convict Laborg.	FAR 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remediesh.	FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilitiesi.	FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunityj.	FAR 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilitiesk.	FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Personsl.	FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchasesm.	FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management
7.	 FAR Clause 52.237-2 -- Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (April 1984) applies to this acquisition.
8.	The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement.
In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."
CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVEA Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) shall be assigned to the awarded contract.
The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance.The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract; or (6) sign written licensing agreements. Any signed agreement shall be incorporated by reference in Section K of the contractThe Government may unilaterally change the COR designation for this contract.
CLOSING INFORMATIONResponses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service.  The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision.
All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-088.  Responses shall be submitted electronically via email to Lauren Phelps, Contract Specialist, at lauren.phelps@nih.gov.
 

Nutrition Scientist Consulting Services for the HANDLS Study

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
Nutrition Scientist Consulting Services for the HANDLS Study

Competitive Combined Synopsis/Solicitation 
HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-132

INTRODUCTIONThis is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-132 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).  ACQUISITION AUTHORITYThis acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5- Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and IS expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93-1, dated January 1, 2017. The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date.
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe associated NAICS code is 541690 with the Size Standard of $15 Million.  SET-ASIDE STATUSThis acquisition is unrestricted. Contractors of all business size may respond.
DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT 
BackgroundThe NIA Intramural Research Program performs a longitudinal study of the effects of race and socioeconomic status on healthy aging in a representative sample of community dwelling residents from the Baltimore metropolitan region. This study, known as the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study, requires a detailed knowledge of the public health characteristics of this region including racial, socioeconomic, and nutritional characteristics. This information is used to assess the influences of these factors on a variety of health outcomes such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular functioning, psychophysiological and cognitive performance, and muscular strength and conditioning.
This requirement focuses on support for the nutritional aspects of the HANDLS study. Nutritional status influences an individual's risk for the development of chronic conditions, thereby affecting a person's ability to live a healthy and productive life. Therefore, nutrition science specific technique support, including nutritional monitoring and dietary recall, are required to determine the study population's nutritional status and the effects of nutritional status over the course of the longitudinal study.
PurposeThe purpose of this requirement is to procure nutrition scientist consulting services in support of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) Study. Services shall include training, monitoring, data collection and analysis, and manuscript support for the nutritional domain of this study.Contract TypeA Firm Fixed Price Contract with Options to Extend the Term of the Contract is contemplated. Invoicing shall be on a NET30 and payment shall be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Invoices against the contract shall be submitted monthly after support is provided and processed via Two Way Match. Period of PerformanceThe required period of performance is one (1) one-year base period from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018 and four (4) subsequent one-year option periods.
Place of PerformanceThe primary place of performance shall be Contractor site. Conference calls and email shall be the primary mode of communication; however, the Contractor may be required to work at Government facilities in the continental United States, primarily the NIH Biomedical Research Center located at 251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 100, Room 3A526, Baltimore, MD 21224.
Project RequirementsThe Contractor shall provide nutrition science consulting support services to the National Institute on Aging for the HANDLS study as follows:
•	Use the Blaise computer assisted interviewing system and survey processing tool to assist in collection, analysis, and quality control of the HANDLS dietary data.•	Train HANDLS study dietary data manager to appropriately and effectively use the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Automated Multiple Pass Method (AMPM) assessment. This includes development, implementation and evaluation of materials to train new dietary interviewers and provide periodic refresher trainings. Training shall ensure that trained individuals perform the assessment and associated coding activities with 90% or greater accuracy at the end of the contract period.•	Train HANDLS dietary data manager to train telephone data collection staff in coding.  Dietary interviewers must be able to learn to assign an 8-digit code to foods consumed by HANDLS study participants using SurveyNet a program developed and provided by the USDA.  This includes development, implementation and evaluation of materials to train new dietary coders and provide refresher trainings. •	Develop quality control checklists for evaluating dietary interviews and coding processes. •	Check dietary data sets for errors using Microsoft Access queries; the contractor is expected to be able to identify errors independently. There are approximately 30 quality control checks (i.e., Microsoft Access programs) already prepared which must be performed, ranging from flagging extremely large or small amounts of food eaten, to checking the eating occasion, to time of data. Additionally, the nutrient file shall also be checked for errors in extremely high or low values for each nutrient in the database. •	Once a record is identified as having a possible error, review the data to determine if an error was made in coding and make corrections as necessary. Corrections made must be documented. Following all corrections, if any, made to a dataset at any given time, re-check the dataset to ensure no required corrections were missed.  •	Train dietary data manager and dietary interviewers to perform the above detailed reviews and to make corrections to coding as needed. •	Development of instructions to process dietary recall data using the USDA Post Interview Processing System for extraction of AMPM Blaise databases, reformatting AMPM data for SurveyNet, and auto-coding of foods and portion sizes.
•	Development of guidelines (such as assigning food groups to foods consumed in combinations) for the transformation of the dataset for food pattern analysis.
•	Compile dietary and supplemental questionnaire data for review and use.
•	Document information related to the nutritional component of the HANDLS study for use in writing manuscripts; prepare these manuscripts as directed and assist in processing their publication.
•	Present analysis of nutritional information from the study as directed.
•	Assess the diet quality, over the course of the longitudinal study, of HANDLS participants using the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and provide analysis results.
•	Survey and record the nutritional components of study participant's daily diets using the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). The survey and associated scoring must be developed in a way that is standardized so that participants can be compared to themselves over time.
Level of EffortThe estimated level of effort for this requirement is one (1) contractor employee on a part-time basis for 960 hours during the base period of performance and 672 hours during each of the optional periods of performance.
Reporting RequirementsThe Contractor shall provide the following reports to the Government:•Quality Assurance Reports shall be delivered at the end of the months of March, September, and December and will include a summary of data monitoring activities as well as the results of data monitoring. 
•	Nutritional Data files and Dietary Nutrient Analyses shall be provided at the conclusion of each study wave. These analyses shall document and analyze vitamin intake, energy (calories) and other nutrition information as collected during the HANDLS study.
All reports, as well as any manuscripts or articles prepared in the course of performance of this requirement, shall be delivered electronically via email to the Contracting Officer's Representative on the last business day of each month. Data files and Dietary Nutrient Analyses shall be delivered to the HANDLS data manager in hard copy in addition to soft copy.   Any matters which may require immediate attention shall be brought to the COR immediately as they occur.
Government Furnished Information/PropertyThe Government will supply workspace, office supplies such as pen and paper, a telephone, and desktop computer for contractor use at the NIH Biomedical Research Center (BRC). Government Furnished Information, including study data, shall be provided for the purposes of executing this requirement. Consultant(s) shall guarantee strict confidentiality of the information/data that it is provided by the NIH or by any other participant on a project to which the consultant is assigned.  FAR Clause 52.245-1 Government Property shall be applicable to this requirement.
Key PersonnelThe Contractor employee providing services for this effort shall be considered key personnel.  Key Personnel requirements are as follows:  •	Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutrition•	Licensed Dietician•	At least ten (10) years of experience working in nutrition research resulting in at least four (4) published manuscripts.
The proposed Key Personnel will become subject to the provisions of Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) Clause HHSAR 352.237-75 Key Personnel as follows:The key personnel specified in this contract are considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to the contractor voluntarily diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit a justification for the diversion or replacement and a request to replace the individual. The request must identify the proposed replacement and provide an explanation of how the replacement's skills, experience, and credentials meet or exceed the requirements of the contract. If the employee of the contractor is terminated for cause or separates from the contractor voluntarily with less than thirty days notice, the Contractor shall provide the maximum notice practicable under the circumstances. The Contractor shall not divert, replace, or announce any such change to key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The contract will be modified to add or delete key personnel as necessary to reflect the agreement of the parties.
Travel:No travel is required or authorized for this requirement.
Data Rights: The National Institute on Aging shall have unlimited rights to and ownership of all deliverables provided under this procurement including data, reports, briefings, surveys, analyses, recommendations and all other deliverables. In addition, it includes any additional deliverables required by contract change. The definition of "unlimited rights" is contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 27.401, "Definitions." FAR clause 52.227-14, "Rights in Data-General," shall be incorporated into any resulting award by reference.
Information Systems SecurityThe Contractor must ensure that any and all computer systems used in the course of this contract shall include the following features:
1.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be patched with most updated IT Security Patches.2.	Any Contractor computer used in relation this contract must have virus protection loaded and running with definition files that are updated on at least a daily basis.3.	Hard drives and portable media used for this contract must be encrypted using the FIPS 140-2 standard. 4.	Contractors are required to take NIH Security and Privacy Training annually  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/5.	Contractor are required to sign the NIH non-disclosure agreement  http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/NIH_Non-Disclosure_Agreement.pdf6.	Contractors are required to report any lost or stolen NIH data to the NIA ISSO within one hour of knowing of the lost or theft even if the data is on a Contractor furnished computer.7.	Contractors are required to adhere to the NIH IT rules of behavior which can be found at  https://ocio.nih.gov/InfoSecurity/training/Pages/nihitrob.aspx8.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be assessed for vulnerabilities.9.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must be backed up on an external hard drive which is password protected.10.	Any computers used in reference to this contract must have auditing enabled such that if an incident occurred then that event could be reconstructed. 11.	Any computers that are used in reference to this contract must employ at a minimum user name and password authentication or if possible two factor authentication.  12.	Any computer used in relation to this contract must be password protected. All Password must meet the NIH standard such that users must choose passwords that have at least eight characters and at least three of the following types of characters:a.	capital lettersb.	lower case lettersc.	numeric charactersd.	special characters (!@#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:";'<>?,./)
Confidentiality of InformationConfidential Information means information or data of a personal nature about an individual, or proprietary information or data submitted by or pertaining to an institution or organization. Confidential Information or records shall not be disclosed by the Contractor without written authorization from the Contracting Officer. Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the confidentiality of or a property interest in information under this contract, the Contractor should consult with the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.
Collaboration RequirementsIt is required that all contractors involved with the NIH community work collaboratively with federal staff and other contractors towards the NIH mission and other affected organizations and follow the direction of the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and/or the designated Federal Project Manager(s)/Lead(s).  This collaboration includes day-to-day activities, support, development, knowledge transfer and creating and sharing documentation when required.
Non-Personal Service Statement:The contract employee performing services will be controlled, directed and supervised at all times by management personnel of the contractor. Actions of contractor employees may not be interpreted or implemented in any manner that results in any contractor employee creating or modifying Federal policy, obligating the appropriated funds of the U.S. Government, overseeing the work of Federal employees, providing direct personal services to any Federal employee or otherwise violating the prohibitions set forth in Parts 7.5 and 37.1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).Section 508 ComplianceSection 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology (EIT) is accessible to people with disabilities. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Final Rule for Section 508 (EIT Accessibility) can be found at www.section508.gov and at the Access Board's Web site at https://www.access-board.gov/508.htm.  The contractor must state that they will comply with the requirements of Section 508 or cite a justifiable reason for an exception.
QUESTION & ANSWER PERIODInterested contractors may submit questions relating to this requirement. Questions shall be submitted to the contract specialist, Lauren Phelps, via email at lauren.phelps@nih.gov by or before January 16, 2017  at 6:00 PM EST.  Late questions shall not be accepted. Questions will be anonymized and answered and the answers will be provided as soon as possible after the question deadline via solicitation amendment. Should no questions be received, no amendment shall be posted.
RESPONSE FORMATResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria.  The offeror must submit 1) a technical response, 2) a copy of the proposed contractor employee's Curriculum Vitae or Resume and 3) a separate price quotation. The technical response should address each individual evaluation criteria identified in this solicitation and may be up to fifteen (15) single-sided pages. This limit does not include key personnel curriculum vitae/ resumes.
Price quotations submitted must include a fully burdened hourly rate for each contract period. This hourly rate must cover all associated labor, materials, etc. Price quotations must be submitted in the following format:
Nutrition Scientist Consulting Support Price Quote
Contract Period        Hourly Price          Required Hours         Extended PriceBase                                                    960	Option 1                                               672	Option 2                                               672	Option 3                                               672	Option 4                                               672	TOTAL
 
Contractors must provide their Company Name, Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Business Size, Physical Address, and Point of Contact Information in their responses. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."
EVALUATION CRITERIAFAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition. 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.	Factor 1: Technical Approach
The Contractor's proposal shall address each area of the statement of work requirements in sufficient detail to demonstrate a clear understanding of the statement of work and the understanding of the expertise required for compliance with requirements. At a minimum, the proposed technical approach shall include information regarding the proposed approach to individual use of the USDA approved Automated Multiple Pass Method (AMPM) assessment, as well as methods to train others in it. Approach shall be evaluated for efficiency, effectiveness, and familiarity with the Blaise computer assisted interviewing system.  The degree of streamlining to the proposed method for processing data using the USDA Post Interview Processing System, extracting AMPM Blaise databases, reformatting AMPM data for SurveyNet and auto-coding of foods and portion sizes, shall also be reviewed.2.	Factor 2: Key Personnel
The Contractor's proposal shall include a resume or curriculum vitae for proposed key personnel. This document shall be evaluated for conformance to the key personnel qualifications, as well as for the extent and depth of skills related to expertise in assessing diet quality over the course of a longitudinal study examining health disparities in minority and poor populations. The Nutrition Scientist is the key personnel for this requirement and must possess a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition degree and must be a licensed and registered Dietician. The proposed key personnel must possess at a minimum ten (10) years of experience in nutrition research resulting in at least four (4) published manuscripts. Experience in nutrition research specifically related to aging, low-income, and minority populations shall be viewed favorably, as shall having authorship of additional published manuscripts related to nutrition research. Additionally, evidence of key personnel experience developing guidelines for the transformation of dietary data for food pattern analyses over the course of longitudinal studies shall be reviewed.3.	Factor 3: Past Performance
The Contractor shall provide at least two (2) past performance references with knowledge of the contractor's relevant skills and experience related to the requirements outlined in this Statement of Work.
References shall include the following information:
a.	Name of Organizationb.	Description of Contractor's Responsibilitiesc.	Contract Period of Performanced.	Contact Name and Titlee.	Telephone Numberf.	E-mail address
Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement.
Technical proposals will be evaluated using a summary adjectival rating in accordance with the following scale:ExcellentThe proposal has exceptional merit and reflects an excellent approach which will clearly result in the superior attainment of all requirements and objectives. This clearly achievable approach includes several advantageous characteristics of substance, and very few disadvantages, which can be expected to result in outstanding performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very low as the proposal provides solutions which are unquestionably feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered very low risk in that they are exceptionally clear andprecise, fully supported, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Very Low
GoodThe proposal demonstrates a sound approach which is expected to meet all requirements and objectives. This sound approach includes advantageous characteristics of substance, and few relatively minor disadvantages, which collectively can be expected to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is low as the proposal contains solutions which are considered feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered to reflect low risk in that they are clear and precise, supported, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Low
AcceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which is capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach includes both advantageous and disadvantageous characteristics of substance, where the advantages are not outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are likely to result in acceptable performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate, as the proposal solutions are generally feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect moderate risk in that they may be somewhat clear and precise, partially supported, and/or demonstrate a general understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Neutral
MarginalThe proposal demonstrates an approach which may not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach has disadvantages of substance and advantages, which if they exist, are outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages present a low or questionable likelihood of resulting in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is high as the proposal contains solutions which may not be feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect high risk in that they lack clarity and precision, are generally unsupported, and/or do not demonstrate a complete understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: High
UnacceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which, based on a very high risk, will very likely not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. This approach has several disadvantages of substance, and advantages which, if they exist, are outweighed by disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are unlikely to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very high as the proposal contains solutions which are not feasible and practical. The solutions may also be considered to reflect very high risk in that they lack any clarity or precision. Risk Level: Very High
APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONSThe following FAR clauses and provisions shall apply to this solicitation:1.	All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.
2.	The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (October 2015), applies to this acquisition.
3.	A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (July 2016), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management.
4.	FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition.
5.	FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (September 2016) applies to this acquisition and the following terms within the clauses are applicable:
a.	FAR Clause 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
b.	FAR Clause 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
c.	FAR Clause 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
d.	FAR Clause 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
e.	FAR Clause 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).
f.	FAR Clause 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
g.	FAR Clause 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
h.	FAR Clause 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
i.	FAR Clause 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).
j.	FAR Clause 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
k.	FAR Clause 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
l.	FAR Clause 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126).
m.	FAR Clause 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).
n.	FAR Clause 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246)
o.	FAR Clause 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
p.	FAR Clause 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
q.	FAR Clause 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
r.	FAR Clause 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
s.	FAR Clause 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
t.	FAR Clause 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).
u.	FAR Clause 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
v.	FAR Clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
w.	FAR Clause 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
x.	FAR Clause 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495).
y.	FAR Clause 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
6.	FAR Clause 52.217-5 - Evaluation of Options (July 1990) applies to this acquisition
7.	FAR Clause 52.217-9 - Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (March 2000) applies to this acquisition.
8.	FAR Clause 52.237-2 -- Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (April 1984) applies to this acquisition.
9.	Please see the attached Addendum 1: Applicable Information Security Information for additional contract requirements and terms and conditions related to information security.
10.	The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement.
In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov."
CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVEA Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) shall be assigned to the awarded contract.
The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance.The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract; or (6) sign written licensing agreements. Any signed agreement shall be incorporated by reference in Section K of the contractThe Government may unilaterally change the COR designation for this contract.
CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONFinal Evaluation of Contractor performance will be prepared for the resulting contract in accordance with FAR Subpart 42.15. The final performance evaluation will be prepared at the time of completion of work.
Final evaluation will be provided to the Contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The Contractor will be permitted thirty days to review the document and to submit additional information or a rebutting statement. If agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the matter will be referred to an individual one level above the Contracting Officer, whose decision will be final.
Copies of the evaluation, Contractor responses, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the contract file, and may be used to support future award decisions.
Contractors may access evaluations through a secure Web site for review and comment at the following address:  http://www.cpars.gov
CLOSING INFORMATIONResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria.  The price proposal must include the labor categories, an estimate of the number of hours required for each labor category, fully loaded fixed hourly rate or each labor category, breakdown and rationale for other direct costs or materials, and the total amount.
All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-17-132.  Responses shall be submitted electronically via email to Lauren Phelps, Contract Specialist, at lauren.phelps@nih.gov. Post and Fax responses will not be accepted.
Please contract Ms. Lauren Phelps, Contract Specialist, at lauren.phelps@nih.gov or 301-480-2453 for information regarding this solicitation.
 

Real Property Appraisals and Consulting Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline February 24, 2017
 The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), anticipates the need for future Real Property Appraisals and Appraisal-Related Consulting Services. The Contractor(s) will be required to perform appraisals and consultations involving federally-owned real property, and also privately-owned property designated by GSA, within the delineated geographic area in accordance with the requirements of this solicitation.
The contracts will be used to support all program needs, including, but not limited to: real property acquisitions, dispositions, exchanges and leases, and Federal outgrants (leases, easements, licenses and permits of Federal property), reviews of third party appraisal reports, and consultations. These contracts will be utilized by GSA Real Property Utilization and Disposal Division (7PZ), in Fort Worth, Texas, and are being established to provide timely, cost effective, and professional appraisal, appraisal-related, and consulting services with optimum geographic coverage within fifteen (15) states comprising GSA's Regions 6, 7, and 8. This procurement is set aside for small business concerns only.

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Mangrove Project, UNDP - TIMOR LESTE | Published December 16, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
Selection of Consulting Firm to Conduct Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Develop an Integrated Coastal Adaptation and Management Strategic Plan for Building Shoreline of Timor-Leste /Mangrove Project.

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