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Medical Consultant Services

Social Security Administration, Office of Budget, Finance, Quality and Management | Published November 28, 2016  -  Deadline December 28, 2016
IGF::CL::IGF   Closely Associated - Regional Medical Contractor Services for Region 8 for the Social Security Administration. Reviews by medical consultant of disability claim case files for agency disability program in multiple specialties.

Communications and Knowledge Management Consultant

Bureau for Policy and Programme Support - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 14, 2016
The objective of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant to support the communications and knowledge management activities of the UNDP side of the Global Partnership Joint Support Team. The consultant will play a leading role in creating a variety of communications products for different audiences and reporting on the work of the Global Partnership.Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA #69694 (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=69694)

Audit Consultant (Roster) - Home Based

United Nations Development Programme | Published November 22, 2016

Background:

The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the UNDP Administrator and is responsible for internal audits and investigations.  The general objectives of OAI audits are to evaluate and contribute to the improvement of governance, risk management, and control processes, and report thereon.   . 

As part of its oversight mandate, OAI reviews and assesses audit reports prepared by third party auditors on audits of nationally-implemented projects and projects implemented by non-governmental organizations and on audits of implementing partners in the context of the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).

Development projects in country offices with these implementation arrangements are required to be audited on a sample basis by external auditors to provide an opinion on the financial statements.   

The external auditors conduct their audits in line with International Standards on Auditing and address specific requirements such as:

  • certifying, and expressing an opinion on the statement of expenses, the statement of cash position and the statement of assets and equipment;
  • providing the monetary value of the net financial impact of the qualification when a modified opinion is expressed on any of the above statements;
  • indicating the risks associated with the audit findings and providing a categorization by risk (high, medium, low).

The audit reports are submitted by UNDP country offices through a web-based database system – CARDS (Comprehensive Audit Report and Recommendations Database System).  These audit reports are reviewed by OAI and their results summarized in review letters to: 

  • inform senior management of the results of the audits in a particular country and to highlight to areas that require their attention;
  • input into the planning for country office audits;
  • input into the annual audit risk assessment for country offices and projects;
  • provide assurance to the External Auditors of the UN Board of Auditors (BoA) on the true and fair view of the financial statements of UNDP as a whole.

OAI seeks to compile a Roster with suitably skilled and experienced Audit Consultants to be part of the team responsible for the review of the audit reports during the period April to July of a specific year. The roster will be made of three groups based on full proficiency in the following languages:

  • Group 1:  English
  • Group 2:  French and English
  • Group 3:  Spanish and English

 

Description of Responsibilities :

The consultant will support the OAI Regional Centre team in preparing financial audit review letters that summarize the results of audits conducted on projects in a particular country.

The number of audit reports will vary depending on the countries assigned (usually as a minimum of one report to a maximum of 40 per country).  The number of action plans will always be one or two per country.

The consultant will be required to:

Access the CARDS system for each country assigned and select the assigned audit reports to be reviewed in-depth;

Review the assigned/selected audit reports. The review tasks include :

  • summarize audit opinions for projects and reasons for any qualifications and quantify their financial impact;
  • assess if the auditors conducted the audit in accordance with the terms of reference, including adequacy of coverage;
  • assess if the country office has adequately administered the audit exercise, such as timeliness of submission of audit reports and follow-up action plans, etc;
  • assess the adequacy of actions taken to address prior year audit observations and those planned to be taken to address current year audit observations;
  • ensure that all observations and recommendations raised in the audit report have been captured and correctly entered in the system;
  • ensure that observations are classified by impact or severity (risk) and properly classified by audit area

Review the prior and current year action plans of the assigned country. The actions plans are also submitted in the CARDS system. The tasks of review of actions plans include:

  • assess the adequacy of the current action planned to determine to what extent the proposed action will serve to address, partly address or not address the observations;
  • verify and/or determine that the status for the project actually represents the result of the action that has been taken (or not) to address the specific prior year audit observation.

Deliverables

A review letter for the approval and signature of the Chief of the OAI Regional Centre that will include the following:

  • transmittal memo with highlights/executive summary of results of audits
  • detailed review
  • net financial impact of qualifications
  • audit observations/outcome
  • adequacy of audit scope
  • administration of the audit exercise
  • actions taken to address prior year audit observations; and
  • planned actions to address current year audit observations.

Working papers

The consultant will be required to:

  • enter the data about the review process in the CARDS tracking system (with pre-built template), for each country, and
  • generate the related reports in CARDS for the purpose of preparing the Review Letter in accordance with the established templates and guidelines.

 

Competencies :

Communication:

  • Is able to read and understand financial audit reports written in English, French or Spanish and write clearly in English.

Task Management Skills:

  • Produces timely, quality outputs.
  • Exercises sound judgement/analysis.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Technical:

  • Proven knowledge and experience in the field of auditing
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft WORD and EXCEL and database systems

 

Qualifications :

  • Advanced university degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or first level of degree in combination with certification in accounting, or audit (CA, CPA, ACCA, CIA);
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the field of audit; working in an international organization or similar setting desirable;
  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze, assess and summarize audit opinions, reasons for modified opinions and the related net financial impact of the opinions;
  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze, assess and summarize audit findings, observations and recommendations contained in a large number of audit reports;
  • Excellent writing skills for preparation of review letters and executive summaries in English;
  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish for reviewing and accurately summarizing into English observations and information from audit reports written in one of these languages;
  • Proven ability to work with computer-based systems;
  • Good command of Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Good organizational skills and ability to perform in a fast -paced environment and to deliver timely, accurate and good quality review letters;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP policies and procedures is an advantage.

 

Applying for the Roster:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information in his/her application and apply through the UNDP Jobs Site:

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=69592

  • Completed P11 form including past relevant experience and contact details of three referees. 
  • A detailed explanation of your motivation to apply for this roster in the UNDP jobs site.

Selection of consultant:

The consultant will be engaged on an ‘as needed’ basis.  In other words, as and when OAI requires the services of one or more contract consultants, a competitive selection will be made from the Roster that takes into account the TOR requirements, their qualifications, their language abilities, and availability to undertake the assignment within the required period.

The selected consultant will be awarded an individual contract with specific TOR for assigned audit reports/action plans of specific country (ies).

Duty Station

The assignment will be completed remotely (home based) and will not require any travel.

 

For further information please see OAI's procurement notice which also includes a link to download the P11 form.

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=34382

 

R--Medical Expert Consultant - Internal Medicine

Social Security Administration, Office of Budget, Finance, Quality and Management | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline December 31, 2016
Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Medical Expert Consultant (MEC) in the field of Internal Medicine in appeals pending before the Office of Appellate Operation (OAO), Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), Social Security Administration (SSA). Such cases involve issues under the following title of the Social Security Act, as amended: Title II and Title XVI Disability.

U - Speech and Hearing Consultant Svc for Tiis Nazbas Com School

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published December 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No.  A17PS00125 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is for a Small Businesses.  NAICS Code: 611710.
STATEMENT OF WORK
Speech and Language Services
Tiis Nazbas Community School,  Highway 160 , BIA Road 5114, Tiis Nazbas, AZ is in need of a contractor to provide Speech and Language Evaluation and Screening services beginning (date of contract approval) through June 30, 2017.
Services will be on-site for the students who have been identified and found eligible as speech and/or language impaired and for any others who may transfer in or be referred, assessed and determined to be in need of these services. Services are provided per P.L. 105-17 and 34 CFR, Part B.
THE CONTRACTOR WILL:
1. Provide Speech and language services at Tiis Nazbas Community School for 44 days from the time of contract approval through June 30, 2017. Preferably contractor will be available 4 times per month, however, due to schedule conflicts, school breaks, mandatory testing, etc. this may not always be possible and visits will have to be scheduled around these events.
2. Evaluate and screen students that are due to have Speech/Language re-evaluations or students that have recently been referred for individual evaluation within 30 days after the parents sign the permission to evaluate;
3. Prepare and provide a comprehensive report (3 - 5 pages) to Tiis Nazbas Community School, P.O. Box 2002 HWY 160 BIA Rd. N5114 within 30 days after the evaluation takes place;
4. Conduct a Multidisciplinary Team Meeting where the results of the evaluation are explained and discussed with the general education staff, Special Education staff and parents, appropriate placement is agreed upon and, if applicable, goals and objectives for therapy are discussed and Individual Education Plan is written.
5. Provide and use standardized testing instruments;
6. Provide direct therapy services in a small group setting with the speech and language technician, modeling therapy techniques that the technician should employ during scheduled  therapy sessions with the identified students twice per month (on average, some months may ) during scheduled visits;
7. Provide technical assistance and training to the education technician who works with the speech-impaired students during the times when the contractor is not present;
8. Provide Speech/Language in-service to the Special Education staff to explain diagnostic summary;
9. Provide training in Augmentative Language and Assistive technology if found needed by any student;
10. Provide initial Speech/Language Augmentative Communication Services according to IEP¿s;
11. Provide initial Speech/Language Augmentative Communication Evaluation to determine present levels of communicative functioning;
12. Provide a copy of their state certification to Tiis Nazbas Community School.
13. The provider must have an approved security background investigation clearance; and
14. Be aware that once the award is made, additional service days, assessments, etc. will not be allowed without first receiving the modification approval from the contracting office.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Contractor must provide name of the service provider who will be assigned to Tiis Nazbas Community School.
Period of Performance:
Base Year Date of award thru June 30, 2017
Option Year 1 July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Option Year 2 July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Option Year 3 July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Option Year 4 July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items:
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors:
Factor I -  Technical Capability
Factor II - Management Capability
Factor III - Past Performance
In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process.  All non-price factors weight more than cost or price.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
M.1 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options:
Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement.
M.2 Evaluation Factors for Award:
Award will be made on the basis of the best value trade off evaluation meeting the technically acceptable standards of all the non-price factors.  The evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. The Government intends to select the Best Value offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions.  Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of quotes (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's information to resolve minor or clerical errors.)
M.3  Evaluation
The Government will be utilizing a best value trade off procedures as required under FAR 15.101-1.  The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability quote with the evaluated price.  Each Non-Price Factor will be rated with adjectives (see M.5 for rating scale).
M.4  Evaluation Factors
Factor I -  Technical Capability
Factor II - Management Capability
Factor III - Past Performance
Factor I - Technical Capability quote for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following:
a)   Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW.
b)  Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW.
c)  Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW.
d)  Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW.
Factor II - Management Capabilities for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked.  Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project.  This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications.  The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description:
a)  Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project.
b)  Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work.  Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path.
c)  Submit a resume, certificates, licenses, along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel.
Factor III - Past Performance for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". Complete and submit Appendix II.
APPENDIX II: Past Performance Questionnaire
1.  Contract number
2.  Contractor's name and address
3.  Type of contract
4.  Complexity of work
5.  Description and location of work (e.g., types of tasks, products, services)
6.  Contract dollar value
7.  Date of award
8.  Contract completion date (including extensions)
9.  Type and Extent of Subcontracting
10.  If a problem surfaced what was done fix it?
11.  A description of the types of personnel (skill and expertise) used and the overall quality of the contractor's team?
12.  How was the technical performance or quality of the product or service; schedule; cost control (if applicable); business relations; and management?
13.  Were there any particularly significant risks involved in performance services?
14.  What was the relationship between the prime and subcontractors? How well did the prime manage the subcontractors? Did the subcontractors perform the bulk of the effort or just add depth on particular technical areas? Why were the subcontractors chosen to work on specific technical areas, what were those areas and why were they accomplished by the subcontractors rather than the prime?
15.  Past efforts with the any other agency?
16.  The company's strong points?
QUOTE LINE ITEMS:    (Please provide a breakdown of total cost)
BASE YEAR:
1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 44 days = $___________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 44 trips = $_________
3.  All Applicable taxes $ _______________
Base Year Total Cost = $______________________
OPTION YEAR 1:
1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 44 days = $___________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 44 trips = $_________
3.  All Applicable taxes $ _______________
Option Year 1 Total Cost = $______________________
OPTION YEAR 2:
1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 44 days = $___________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 44 trips = $_________
3.  All Applicable taxes $ _______________
Option Year 2 Total Cost = $______________________
OPTION YEAR 3:
1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 44 days = $___________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 44 trips = $_________
3.  All Applicable taxes $ _______________
Option Year 3 Total Cost = $______________________
OPTION YEAR 4:
1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 44 days = $___________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 44 trips = $_________
3.  All Applicable taxes $ _______________
Option Year 4 Total Cost = $______________________
Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation.
The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment.
Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made.
Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation.
Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation.
If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award.
If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children.
Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable.
CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name of Equal; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.216-02, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies; FAR 52.22-41, Service Contract Act 1965; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:.  1452.226-70, Indian Preference; 1452.226-71, Indian Preference Program; 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer.
Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government.  Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications: Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation.  The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, December 12, 2016, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM  87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted.  Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382.
All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to:  http://www.SAM.gov.

Consultant and Support Services

Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service | Published December 1, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016
This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is AG-3A94-S-17-0006. The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 541618 with a small business size standard of $15 M. The period of performance consists of a base period of 12 months and three option years from 12/23/2016 through 12/22/2019.
 The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) intends to issue a noncompetitive Firm Fixed Price (FFP) award, with only travel as cost reimbursable to intended source:  sole proprietorship: Philip S. Derfler. In accordance with FAR Part 6.302-1, and attached Justification of Limited Source or Other Than Full & Open Competition (JOFOC), the reason justifying the lack of competition is that the contractor offers a concept or service not otherwise available to the Government; and, does not resemble the substance of a pending competitive acquisition. In order to be considered for award, the proposal must be determined to be technically acceptable. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.
 The contractor shall provide consultative and support services in support of evaluations, analysis, market research, and audit response.
 In order to be considered for award, offerors must respond via e-mail notification prior to the expiration of this solicitation, to the contracting officer, Linda Delaney, at linda.delaney@fsis.usda.gov.
 
 

Consultancy –Expert Consultants to Review the Post Disaster Needs Assessment Process, BPPS/CC&DRR

UNDP/HQ/BPPS - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published December 5, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract two individual consultants who will conduct Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) review under the guidance of the European Union, the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery and the UNDG partners. At the end of the procurement process, one of the consultants will sign contract with UNDP while the other will sign with the World Bank.Detains are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA.Interested bidders are requested to submit their application unsing the following link: link: VA #69740 https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=69740 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Secretariat support to the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Promoting, Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies

New York - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published December 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 15, 2016
Overview:The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will provide the services of Secretariat support to the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Promoting, Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies. The Consultant shall report to the Rule of Law Team Leader in the Governance & Peacebuilding Cluster and work within the cross-Cluster SDG16 Team, liaising with other substantive technical teams in the Cluster.Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # https://69751Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # https://69751 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Roster of Individual consultants for HACT Financial Audit Excercise

Office of Audit and Investigations - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published November 21, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the UNDP Administrator and is responsible for internal audits and investigations. The general objectives of OAI audits are to evaluate and contribute to the improvement of governance, risk management, and control processes, and report thereon. As part of its oversight mandate, OAI reviews and assesses audit reports prepared by third party auditors on audits of nationally-implemented projects and projects implemented by non-governmental organizations and on audits of implementing partners in the context of the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).Development projects in country offices with these implementation arrangements are required to be audited on a sample basis by external auditors to provide an opinion on the financial statements. The audit reports are submitted by UNDP country offices through a web-based database system – CARDS (Comprehensive Audit Report and Recommendations Database System). OAI seeks to compile a Roster with suitably skilled and experienced Audit Consultants to be part of the team responsible for the review of the audit reports during the period April to July of a specific year. The roster will be made of three groups based on full proficiency in the following languages:Group 1: EnglishGroup 2: French and EnglishGroup 3: Spanish and EnglishHow to apply:Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover page explaining why they are the most suitable for the workPersonal CV/P11 including:all past working experience with highlighting of similar projectsat least 3 referencesInterested applicants must submit the required documents to UNDP job-site:https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=69592

Request for Proposals Economic + Urban Design Framework Strategies

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published July 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2017
PURPOSE
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is seeking proposals from interested Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firms,` in accordance with FAR Part 36, to develop economic and urban design framework strategies for the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor between the U.S. Capitol and White House.   NCPC will award a contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The designated NAICS code is 541300 for architecture/engineer services.
BACKGROUND
In 2014, NCPC launched the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative to develop a new vision for the corridor that will guide near-and long-term physical, programmatic, and operational changes. The Initiative is led by an Executive Committee (EC) comprised of representatives from NCPC, the National Park Service (NPS), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Government of the District of Columbia (including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Deputy Mayor's Office of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)).
Also, a Steering Committee of key federal and local stakeholders was organized to participate in this Initiative. After seeking input from the public and other stakeholders, the Steering Committee developed an Aspiration Statement to guide the overall vision, character and role of the Avenue. The NCPC and the other members of the EC are now exploring a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Pennsylvania Avenue, including its public realm and adjacent land uses, was transformed in the 1980's - 90's through a major redevelopment process guided by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) Plan of 1974. Since redevelopment, national security issues and a number of economic, real estate, and demographic shifts in the neighborhood, city and region have impacted the Avenue.
STUDY AREA
The study area encompasses the PADC Boundary and Federal Triangle, including the right-of-way, streetscape, parks, memorials and buildings fronting the Avenue between 3rd - 15th Streets.  While the Treasury Building and Sherman Park are within the PADC Boundary, this area will not be included in the study area. However, the study should consider stronger connections to President's Park and the White House to the west and the U.S. Capitol to the east, as well as north-south connections between downtown Washington and the National Mall.
Attachments are included with this solicitation.
SCOPE OF WORK
The goal of this Scope of Work is to provide the NCPC and the other members of the Executive Committee with information necessary to consider and inform a future update to the 1974 Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. The Consultant will:
1)	conduct a market analysis of current and future development conditions and projections to identify economic development strategies for future study; and
2)	Develop urban design concepts to identify activation, planning and design improvement strategies and a rough order of magnitude of costs and benefits.
Task 1 	Review Current Background Information and Develop Work Plan (Three weeks)
The purpose of this task is to establish a baseline knowledge of the study area; review available project materials; and prepare a work plan to carry out Tasks 2 - 5.
The plan includes interviews with stakeholders; meetings between the Consultant, Executive Committee (EC) staff, and/or the EC (meetings may occur in-person or via video conference as appropriate); status calls between the Consultant and NCPC's project manager (and, if necessary, appropriate EC members); and an urban design workshop.
The Consultant team shall be responsible for generating proposed strategies and the majority of support materials, reserving workshop venues (including any rental fees and/or permits), and leading facilitated discussions. Workshop/interview venues should be located in or within 4 blocks of the study area boundary and support a collaborative atmosphere. Deliverables should be provided to NCPC in both electronic (.pdf, .dwg, .doc, .skp, or others as appropriate) and paper (ten copies) formats.
Task 1.1 Review Background Information. The Consultant shall review related studies, plans, aspiration statement and existing baseline conditions to gain a general understanding of the study area. They shall also provide a preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and urban design conditions, and any missing information needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5.
Task 1.2: Develop Work Plan. The Consultant shall prepare a draft and a final work plan to execute Tasks 2 - 5, including a detailed timeline with key milestones and deliverables. The work plan should include a Steering Committee workshop as part of Task 4, and a series of stakeholder interviews for Tasks 3 and 4. Interviews may be consolidated to ask participants economic and urban design questions at the same time. Workshops and interviews should be structured to inform the deliverables.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final briefing memo to the EC that includes:
a.	A preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and physical conditions for use throughout Tasks 2- 5.
b.	A request for any missing background information that may be needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5, as well as recommended sources for it.
2.	A draft and a final work plan, approved by NCPC, that includes:
a.	A project timeline outlining key milestones and deliverables.
b.	A stakeholder engagement plan.
c.	A workshop execution plan.
3.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	One EC staff-level meeting to discuss the work plan.
b.	One EC kick-off meeting to present the draft briefing memo and work plan.
Task 2	Conduct Economic Development Market Analysis (Eight weeks)
The purpose of the market analysis is to evaluate the current and projected real estate market conditions and land use mix in the study area, as well as to consider how the study area is impacted by downtown, city and regional development. The analysis should identify the current and projected competitive advantages and disadvantages of the Avenue, considering private and public sector markets.
The deliverable should document and assess the current and projected market supply and demand for office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses from 2016 - 2026. Tourism should also be considered. This information will frame the economic strategies in Task 3 as well as future economic studies, including a cost benefit analysis and a capital/operational strategic funding plan. The market analysis should begin concurrently with Task 1.
Task 2.1 Develop Market Analysis Report
The market analysis report should include information on:
•	Current and projected (through 2026) socio-economic / demographic / employment / tourism data for the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
•	Current supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional property uses in the study area.
•	Major projects in the pipeline (conceptual / planned / under construction phases) that may impact the study area.
•	Projected (through 2026) supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses in the study area.
	What is the Avenue's economic potential from a density and land use perspective? What different kind of a land use mix may provide greater economic vitality for the study area?
•	Recent building/land use conversions in DC + the national capital region (gsf, uses, costs, lease/sale rates, etc.).
	General opportunities and constraints or conditions that may influence conversion decisions.
•	Destination catchment area for out-of-town tourists and local visitors.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final market analysis report (including executive summary) as outlined in Task 2.1, including narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain current and projected market supply and demand.
2.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis.
b.	Two EC meetings to review and assess the draft market analysis.
Task 3	Generate Economic Development Strategies (Four weeks)
The economic strategies will assess future opportunities, challenges, and approaches for improving the study area. To develop the strategies, the Consultant should consider the following key questions:
1.	What are the corridor's unique economic strengths, weaknesses, and assets within the city and the nation?
a)	How can the corridor further distinguish itself from other local neighborhoods like NoMa, Gallery Place, Golden Triangle, and Bethesda, as well as other capital streets (both national and international)?
b)	What are its competitive advantages/disadvantages?
2.	How can the corridor expand its economic/placemaking success from 1 or 2 locations (such as Market Square and the west end near the Willard and W Hotels) to the entire Avenue? Based on the city's economic goals and market trends, is this a realistic goal?
3.	What is the public (city and federal) and private development community's economic interest along           the corridor?
4.	Would an updated Avenue image/brand attract both national and local interest and investment? If so, how?
5.	What different approaches are available to harness the economic power of local residents, regional visitors, and national/international tourists?
6.	What additional economic information is needed to inform a future update to the Pennsylvania           Avenue Plan?
All strategies should outline the responsible party and action steps needed to execute the strategy.
Task 3.1: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Interview groups of select stakeholders to discuss strategies to help reinforce the Avenue's economic health and role in our 21st century capital.
Task 3.2: Develop Economic Development Strategies. Upon completion of the draft market analysis and stakeholder interviews, develop a draft and a final set of economic development strategies. These strategies should address the six questions listed above, identify responsible parties and action steps needed to execute the strategy, and help assess the corridor's economic potential as the Executive Committee develops a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final meeting agenda for the stakeholder interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish stakeholder interviews, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space).
3.	Meeting minutes from each stakeholder interview, including a summary of key take-aways.
4.	A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) of economic development strategies based upon the six questions listed in Task 3 to improve the Avenue's economic vitality. The report should include narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies.
5.	A presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis and economic strategies.
b.	Stakeholder interviews as determined in Task 3.1.
c.	Two EC meetings to review and assess the economic strategies.
Task 4	Conduct Urban Design Workshop and Develop Framework Strategies (Eight weeks)
The Consultant will develop urban design and activation strategies that explore a range of physical and programmatic improvements in the study area. This Task will provide an analysis of urban design and activation issues and identify programmatic and physical improvements. Urban design and activation components to be examined include: buildings and their land uses; the multi-modal transportation network; the public realm, including the streetscape, parks, and commemorative elements; and activities (both planned and spontaneous) along the Avenue. Seven key questions to analyze and help guide this Task are listed below.
1.	How can Pennsylvania Avenue simultaneously fulfill its national symbolic/ceremonial role and maintain a sense of historic continuity while establishing a stronger local sense of place with a unique neighborhood identity?
a.	What narratives or themes (social, cultural, environmental, innovation, history, etc.) might the Avenue leverage to develop a brand illustrating its local and national roles in the nation's capital?
2.	How could a right-of-way reallocation (both on a temporary and long-term basis) improve circulation, accommodate future mobility/public realm needs, and encourage a greater amount of activity?
3.	How could buildings on both sides of the Avenue more effectively connect their ground floor uses (office and residential lobbies, retail, etc.) with the adjacent sidewalks, parks and plazas?
a.	What tools and strategies are available to develop a better interface between indoor and outdoor uses to better activate the space to create a place?
4.	How might new sustainability and security elements better integrate into the corridor's buildings and public realm? What benefits and challenges would they bring?
5.	What physical and/or programmatic strategies will improve linkages and remove north/south barriers between Downtown and the National Mall to attract more people here? How can the Federal Triangle serve a more effective role in these connections?
6.	How can land uses (residential, office, cultural, etc.) and special events become more compatible (including location, special event themes, traffic functions, security, etc.)?
7.	What can be done to physically and programmatically accommodate use of the Avenue for more day-to-day and community-based activities such as health and wellness, recreation, and smaller, informal gatherings typical of urban streets?
Task 4.1: Analyze Urban Design and Activity Issues. Based on the Task 1 briefing memo and seven questions listed above, analyze and diagram the urban design and activation challenges and opportunities in the study area and area of influence.
Task 4.2: Conduct Steering Committee Workshop. This workshop should provide a range of urban design improvements (including physical and programmatic elements) to help reinforce the Avenue's future character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the size of the group (approximately 50 participants), breakout sessions should be included. The workshop should not exceed 6 hours.
Task 4.3: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Similar to Task 3.1, select stakeholders should convene to discuss strategies to frame the Avenue's character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the number of stakeholders, multiple breakout sessions should be considered. Interviews should not exceed 2 hours. Tasks 4.3 and 3.1 may be combined for efficiency where appropriate.
Task 4.4: Generate, Refine and Finalize Framework Strategies. Framework strategies should include both design-based (diagrams, sections, plans and/or models) and descriptive components that answer the seven questions listed above.
Deliverables:
1.	Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish interviews and workshops, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC).
3.	Meeting minutes from each workshop and stakeholder interview, including a recap of key takeaways.
4.	A draft and final internal report (including executive summary) of urban design framework strategies based upon the seven questions listed in Task 4 to frame the Avenue's character and role. The report should include narratives, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies.
5.	A final presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to four (4) EC staff meetings to discuss the analysis and framework strategies.
b.	Stakeholder interviews and one (1) Steering Committee workshop
c.	Three (3) EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the assessment and development of the urban design framework strategies.
Task 5     Develop Initial and Draft Urban Design Concepts (Twelve weeks)
Based on the information gained from Phase I of this scope of work, as well as additional workshops/charrettes and feedback through the Executive Committee, Steering Committee, stakeholders and general public, prepare three (3) initial and three (3) draft concepts to help frame and guide the scope to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Concepts may range from modest changes (improve maintenance of the existing streetscape/park elements, stronger programming, small to modest capital investments for ADA and stormwater improvements, etc.) to significant improvements (a reallocation of right-of-way use, building conversions and/or redevelopment, streetscape and park design, to land use changes, etc.).
Concepts should further analyze the economic development and urban design framework strategies delivered through Tasks 1 - 4 of this scope of work, and should identify a program to guide future changes to the Avenue, including the corridor's land use, density, transportation, environment, programming, circulation, and public realm.
The three concepts should include:
o	Physical plans, sections, diagrams and visual models illustrating changes to consider (permanent and/or temporary) to the right-of-way allocation (including streets and sidewalks), parks, and building envelopes.
o	Programmatic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on ideas such as formal and informal weekday and weeknight activity, formal special events, temporary urbanism and pop-up opportunities, outdoor public arts and culture exhibits, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team.
o	Land use and economic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on land use mix, development density, building envelopes, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team.
o	Analysis of how catalyst projects in the development pipeline (including Old Post Office, FBI, World War One Memorial, etc.) affect the future success of the Avenue.
o	Recommendations on updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative's Aspiration Statement and PADC Objectives (if necessary).
o	Identification of additional information and/or studies needed before updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
o	A rough order of magnitude of capital costs and benefits for each concept, including:
o	The public realm (streetscape, parks, plazas).
o	Public and private development (buildings, building yards, etc.).
o	Infrastructure (stormwater, ADA, security, etc.).
o	Income and gap analysis.
o	Disaggregated cost-benefit analysis based on key Avenue stakeholders and location.
The Consultant team will work closely with the Executive Committee and its staff to develop the preliminary concepts. Upon completion of preliminary concepts, the Consultant team will gain feedback from the Steering Committee through a workshop, and additional feedback through public outreach, including online and in-person events. This feedback will then be used to develop the draft concepts.
Deliverables:
1.	Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and other public outreach, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish workshops and other public outreach, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC).
3.	Meeting minutes from each workshop and public outreach element, including a recap of key takeaways.
4.	A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) explaining the three draft concepts. The report should include narratives, analysis, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the preliminary urban design concepts.
5.	Preliminary and final presentations (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of initial and draft concepts to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to six EC staff meetings to discuss development of the initial and draft concepts.
b.	Four EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the development of the initial and draft concepts.
c.	One Steering Committee workshop.
d.	One public workshop.
PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
All proposals must include the following:
a)	Brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria specified in the Evaluation section of this solicitation;
b)	1 - 3 page summary of relevant Consultant and team project experience;
c)	Statement of the offerors qualifications and 3 project examples of relevant experience;
d)	Two past performance references for this type of service;
e)	Detailed firm-fixed price estimate to perform the services, broken down by Task; and
f)	Offeror's Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. Both numbers must be clear and legible.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on AUGUST 21, 2015. Proposals must be submitted via electronic mail to bizopps@ncpc.gov.  All proposals become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned.
PROPOSAL EVALUATION
The Selection Committee will use the following evaluation factors to select a Consultant:
a)	Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service (firm's registrations, licenses and other professional affiliations or accreditations);
b)	Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required;
c)	Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time;
d)	Past performance on contracts with federal government agencies in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; and
e)	Best value to the government. This factor will consider the overall benefit received from the offeror's proposal in response to the services provided with cost being one, but not the sole, benefit to be considered.
The Selection Committee will also assess the Consultant's prior experience with:
1.	Urban economic development, including:
o	Market analysis and strategies for office, residential, commercial/retail, hotel, cultural land uses
o	Cost benefit analysis and funding strategies
o	Neighborhood scale redevelopment/revitalization
o	A significant public realm component
o	Multifaceted jurisdictional issues and operational challenges
2.	Urban planning and design, including:
o	Land use, multi-modal transportation, and environmental planning
o	Sustainable urban design
o	Public realm design for transportation, streetscapes, parks, and plazas
o	Historic preservation and culturally significant landscapes
o	Projects that serve a prominent or symbolic role in defining the character of an area, neighborhood or city
o	Programming of urban spaces, including:
	Activity areas and outdoor "rooms", including flexible, temporary, and permanent areas
	Planning and staging of national and local special events (such as demonstrations, marathons and parades)
	Ground-floor building use and activation (such as retail, cultural or educational uses)
	Formal and informal outdoor public realm uses (such as exercise classes or lunch areas)
o	Public and Stakeholder Engagement
	Stakeholder engagement techniques (interviews and workshops)
	Facilitation with public and private stakeholders
All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined are approximately equal to cost or price.
TYPE OF CONTRACT
This is a Firm Fixed-Price Contract.
OTHER
Prospective contractors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)   database (www.ccr.gov) prior to award of a contract or agreement.

Consultancy – Information Systems Specialist, BPPS/DIG - New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

UNDP HQ/BPPS/DIG - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published December 1, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract two individual consultants who will provide business analysis, project management and development leadership with regard to usage and implementation of Public Dialogues and to support the adaptation of Office 365 applications, under the guidance and supervision of the Policy Specialist, Digital Strategies.Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 69695. Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 69695 (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=69695) as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

FY2017 USPSOIG BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA)

United States Postal Service, Other Buying Organizations | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2017
This publication constitutes the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), to solicit proposals from interested parties on a specific sub-set of OIG services. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP), solicitation, and/or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued. All applicable solicitation provisions, instructions, terms and conditions are contained in this document. Specific clauses for any resultant contracts will be negotiated at contract award.The OIG will not issue paper copies of this announcement. The OIG reserves the right to select for award all, some or none of the proposals in response to this announcement. The OIG provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. It is the policy of OIG to treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only as necessary for the purposes of evaluation. 
Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. § 410(a), "no Federal law dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works, officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service." Specifically, the OIG does not fall under the purview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This BAA is intended for proposals related to professional, consultant and support services only, as further addressed in Section II. This BAA will remain in effect for one (1) fiscal year (October 1 - September 30), or until replaced by a successor BAA. The BAA will be issued on the Federal Business Opportunities website, which can be accessed through this link: www.fbo.gov. Proposals may be submitted at any time during the solicitation period, as further defined in Section IV. 
 

G--Temporary sidentual Housing for Veterans Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program Fayetteville AR Area

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fayetteville (AR) VAMC | Published December 7, 2016  -  Deadline January 10, 2017
NCO 16 Contracting Office will be posting at requirement for the following services:
Description of Services:  The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO), Fayetteville, Arkansas Medical Center has a requirement for a residential housing contract for veterans that are attending the VA s 28-day Outpatient Substance Abuse (SA) Treatment program in Fayetteville, AR. The requirement for services are to provide 18 beds of residential housing 365 days a year within a 70 mile radius of the Fayetteville, Arkansas area.
The VA will reserve 12 beds daily with the option of 6 additional beds. Payment for the 12 reserved beds will be made monthly regardless of the bed s utilization. Additional beds will be requested, as needed, up to the maximum of 18 beds. This is a co-ed treatment program, so, there will be the need for separate secure sleeping quarters for male and female veterans, plus, lounge and activity areas.  The age range is between 18 yrs and 70 yrs. of age with the majority being in the 50-70 year range with primarily a male population. These facilities must be handicap and wheelchair accessible. Veterans shall be housed separately from other residential program occupants. Housing shall be adequately heated and cooled and have proper plumbing. Nutritious meals, drinks and snacks will be available throughout the Veterans treatment rotation. There shall be evidence that food is prepared, served and stored under sanitary conditions in accordance with the Arkansas Department of Public Health. Sanitary procedures shall be established and maintained for washing dishes, cleaning equipment and work areas and for proper waste disposal in accordance with the Arkansas Department of Public Health. The contractor will have either a Registered Dietitian on staff or as a consultant to develop nutritious meal plans for all veterans, including, those veterans with special dietary requirements, i.e, diabetics, congestive heart failure, liver disease, etc. The contractor will provide laundry facilities on site, so, that the veterans can do their own laundry. The contractor must also provide an environment conducive to recovery, no alcohol or illegal drugs allowed on premises, structured group activities, including recreational activities; the availability of safe exercise equipment; instructions in and assistance with health and personal hygiene; monitoring prescription medications and a secure place for veterans to store their medications; the contractor will have on staff a person that is knowledgeable about medications and can supervise the veteran taking their medications.
All interested vendors that are licensed in residential housing as associated with the description above and have an established residential facility within 70 miles of the VHSO Fayetteville AR are encouraged to continue to check the FBO site for the posting within the next 30 days. This requirement will be posted unrestricted.
NACIS CODE: 624221
Size: $11.0 million

Orthopedic Consult Services

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 16, 2016  -  Deadline December 2, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Prisons - Federal Correctional Institution Milan, Michigan, intends to issue a solicitation for RFQP04171700004 - Orthopedic Consult Services, this solicitation is a 100% set-aside for SMALL BUSINESS. The NAICS code is 621111. The contract type is a firm fixed price. The Government will award to the responsible offeror(s) whose offer, conforming to the solicitation that are considered to be most advantageous to the Government based on best value. Best value will be determined by evaluating each quotation for one or more of the following: past performance, price comparison with other offers, and administrative costs. Price will be rated higher than past performance. The Government reserves the right to make single or multiple awards. The solicitation will be made available on or about November 18, 2016 and will be posted to the General Services Administration Federal Business Opportunities website: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. All future information about this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will also be distributed through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about this solicitation. The deadline for receipt of quotes is December 02, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Quotes received after closing date will not be considered. Payment will be made using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). All potential offerors are required to complete the annual representations and certifications electronically via the On-Line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), which should be completed at http://orca.bpn.gov. All offerors are required to have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM).Faith-Based and Community Based Organizations have the right to submit offers/bids equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible. The point of contact for all information regarding this solicitation is Robert Armstrong, Supervisory Contract Specialist at (734) 439-4771 at the address listed above. Completed offers may be emailed to Robert Armstrong at rlarmstrong@bop.gov . The anticipated award date is December 20, 2016. 

U - PSYCH-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION (Buy Indian Set Aside)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published November 29, 2016  -  Deadline December 6, 2016
THIS IS A BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No.  A17PS00082 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81.  Total Small Business Set Aside NAICS Code: 611710.
STATEMENT OF WORK
Psycho-Educational Assessment/Evaluation
Beclabito Day School
Beclabito Day School is in need of a contractor to provide Psycho-Educational Assessment Services for students who are identified as needing service. Students receiving the service are those requiring 3-year re-evaluations or newly referred students who may be disabled.
The Psycho-Education Assessment Services will be in accordance with P.L. 105-17 and 34 CFR, Part B, 25 CFR, #1-80 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 794.
The period of service will be from (date of contract approval) thru June 30, 2017 at BDS.
The individual psycho-educational assessment service will include:
1.	The administration of a battery of tests chosen in collaboration with the Special Education Department.
2.	The scoring of all tests administered.
3.	The interpretation of the test results;
4.	The provision of a comprehensive written report describing the results of the assessment to the school within 30 days of the evaluation;
5.	Documentation that parents and staff receive a copy of the individual report;
6.	Availability of the psychologist to participate in MDET/MDT/IEP meetings where the results of the testing are interpreted to parents/guardians and staff within 60 days of the evaluation;
7.	Follow the Arizona Evaluation requirement format.
The individualized written psycho-educational report will include:
1.	Basic student data as furnished by the referral packet at the BDS.
2.	Diagnostic statement categories listed in 34 CFR;
3.	Reason for referral
4.	Background information: educational status and history, health assessment, and prior evaluation history;
5.	Behavioral observations;
6.	Assessments as requested on permission to evaluate which may include;
a.	Intelligence
b.	Academic achievement
c.	Social behavior
d.	Perceptual abilities
e.	Emotional behavior
f.	ADHD
g.	Other assessments relevant to the performance of the individual child
7.	Summary report
8.	Recommendations for placement, instruction, social, medical, etc.
The contractor will:
1.	Be available for twenty days for the time this contract is approved through June 30, 2017 eight (8) hours per day. (This will average 2 day per month, however, due to scheduling conflicts, state assessments, school breaks, etc. scheduling monthly site visits may not be feasible.) The school psychologist will arrange to meet with the MDT or IEP committee for their annual review, re-evaluations, and other concerns;
2.	Follow the New Mexico Evaluation requirements as stated in section §303.321(b) Evaluation and Procedures; and
3.	Attend all school IEP/MDT meetings to review documents and provide professional input concerning the service delivery for the student.
4.	Sign in and out at the front office as documentation of services rendered and documentation of hours provided.
5.	Provide their current state certification to BDS.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Contractor must provide name of the service provider who will be assigned to Beclabito Day School.
Period of Performance:
Base Year Date of award thru June 30, 2017
Option Year 1 July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Option Year 2 July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Option Year 3 July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Option Year 4 July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items:
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors:
Factor I -  Technical Capability
Factor II - Management Capability
Factor III - Past Performance
In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process.  All non-price factors weight more than cost or price.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
M.1 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options:
Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement.
M.2 Evaluation Factors for Award:
Award will be made on the basis of the best value trade off evaluation meeting the technically acceptable standards of all the non-price factors.  The evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. The Government intends to select the Best Value offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions.  Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of quotes (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's information to resolve minor or clerical errors.)
M.3  Evaluation
The Government will be utilizing a best value trade off procedures as required under FAR 15.101-1.  The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability quote with the evaluated price.  Each Non-Price Factor will be rated with adjectives (see M.5 for rating scale).
M.4  Evaluation Factors
Factor I -  Technical Capability
Factor II - Management Capability
Factor III - Past Performance
Factor I - Technical Capability quote for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following:
a)   Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW.
b)  Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW.
c)  Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW.
d)  Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW.
Factor II - Management Capabilities for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked.  Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project.  This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications.  The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description:
a)  Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project.
b)  Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work.  Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path.
c)  Submit a resume, certificates, licenses, along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel.
Factor III - Past Performance for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". Complete and submit Appendix II.
APPENDIX II: Past Performance Questionnaire
1.  Contract number
2.  Contractor's name and address
3.  Type of contract
4.  Complexity of work
5.  Description and location of work (e.g., types of tasks, products, services)
6.  Contract dollar value
7.  Date of award
8.  Contract completion date (including extensions)
9.  Type and Extent of Subcontracting
10.  If a problem surfaced what was done fix it?
11.  A description of the types of personnel (skill and expertise) used and the overall quality of the contractor's team?
12.  How was the technical performance or quality of the product or service; schedule; cost control (if applicable); business relations; and management?
13.  Were there any particularly significant risks involved in performance services?
14.  What was the relationship between the prime and subcontractors? How well did the prime manage the subcontractors? Did the subcontractors perform the bulk of the effort or just add depth on particular technical areas? Why were the subcontractors chosen to work on specific technical areas, what were those areas and why were they accomplished by the subcontractors rather than the prime?
15.  Past efforts with the any other agency?
16.  The company's strong points?
QUOTE LINE ITEMS:    (Please provide a breakdown of total cost)
1. Consultant Service,  $_______ X 8 hours/Days x 18 Days  = $ _____________,
2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 18 trips = $_________
3. All Applicable Taxes $____________
Total Cost = $______________________
Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation.
The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment.
Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made.
Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation.
Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation.
If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award.
If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children.
Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable.
CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name of Equal; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.216-02, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies; FAR 52.22-41, Service Contract Act 1965; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:.  1452.226-70, Indian Preference; 1452.226-71, Indian Preference Program; 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer.
Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government.  Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications: Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation.  The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, December 6, 2016, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM  87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted.  Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382.
All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to:  http://www.SAM.gov.

39--2 Forklifts

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is PMEL-17-00202 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 333924 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-12-08 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Seattle, WA 98115  The DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:  LI 001: New Forklift per specification., 1, EA; LI 002: New Forklift per specification., 1, EA;  Solicitation and Buy Attachments   ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***  For this solicitation, DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid:   Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.  Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price.  Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor.  Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract.  As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest.  (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof.  Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received.  The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price.  The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract.  (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract.  (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507-1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof.  (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) The contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 FR 16,651 (April 6, 1999). (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: [Insert Contracting Officer name and Address] (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: [Insert appropriate Protest Decision Authority name and Address] (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858.  (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858.  (a) Except as stated in paragraph (b) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (1) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government. (2) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an ?I agree? click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., ?click-wrap? or ?browse-wrap? agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause. (3) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. (b) Paragraph (a) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures.  PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS?REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a)	In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.
(b)  The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information.
(c) Representation.  By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.  New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items.  All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.  Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.  Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.  The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.  

93--Ballast Tank

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published December 7, 2016  -  Deadline December 14, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is PMEL-17-00228 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 327213 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-12-14 14:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Seattle, WA 98115  The DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:  LI 001: 1450-1500 gallon rectangular fiberglass ballast tank. Inside dimensions 120"Length x 60" Width x 48-50" Depth. Tank walls, bottom and flange around the tank must be a minimum of 3/8" in thickness and include 24oz woven roving structural layer. Perimeter bands to limit sidewall deflection. Interior Gel coat 20-25 mils. Exterior gel coat 10-20 mils. Tank must be free of burrs and sharp edges inside and out. Shipping will be by government bill of lading from US., 1, EA;  Solicitation and Buy Attachments   ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***  For this solicitation, DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA Western Administrative Support Center ? National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid:   Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.  Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price.  Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor.  Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract.  As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest.  (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof.  Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received.  Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place.
As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:  (2) While not required, the contractor May include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) *** (Note: Include the following only if the Head of the Agency has waived the examination of records by the Comptroller General. If this is not the case, DELETE Alternate I, below, before including in any contract.) *** Alternate I (FEB 2000). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(4)(i), delete paragraph (d) from the basic clause, redesignate paragraph (e) as paragraph (d), and revise the reference to ?paragraphs (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this clause? in the redesignated paragraph (d) to read ?paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this clause.? *** (Note: If this acquisition will use funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-5), the following Alternate II is required. Additionally, Alternate I of this clause may not be used when Alternate II is applicable.) *** Alternate II (JUL 2015) As prescribed in 12.301(b) (4) (ii), substitute the following paragraphs (d) (1) and (e) (1) for paragraphs (d) (1) and (e) (1) of the basic clause as follows:(d)(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, an appropriate Inspector General appointed under section 3 or 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), or an authorized representative of either of the foregoing officials shall have access to and right to? (i) Examine any of the Contractor's or any subcontractors' records that pertain to, and involve transactions relating to, this contract; and (ii) Interview any officer or employee regarding such transactions. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause in a subcontract for commercial items, other than? (i) Paragraph (d) of this clause. This paragraph flows down to all subcontracts, except the authority of the Inspector General under paragraph (d)(1)(ii) does not flow down; and (ii) Those clauses listed in this paragraph (e) (1). Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause?(A) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (B) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUN 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (C) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d) (2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (D) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015) (E) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). (F) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (G) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).  The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price.  The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract.  (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract.  (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507-1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof.  (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) The contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 FR 16,651 (April 6, 1999). (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: [Insert Contracting Officer name and Address] (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: [Insert appropriate Protest Decision Authority name and Address] (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858.  (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858.  New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items.  All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.  Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.  Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them.  If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov.  The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.  

C--A-E Replace AHU 3A for Sterile Processing Supply Nashville VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published November 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
Introduction: Network Contracting Office (NCO) is seeking qualification packages (SF-330) and past performance information from vendors interested in providing professional A-E services at the Tennessee Valley Health Care System   Nashville Campus (Nashville VAMC) to design the replacement of Air Handling Unit (AHU)   3A, project number 626-17-201. This announcement is not a request for proposal (RFP). A RFP will be issued to the firm who is determined to be the most qualified based on the standard form SF-330 package submitted and based on the evaluations conducted with the source selection factors that are attached to this announcement. Estimated start date for this requirement is January 2017.
The A/E contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6, and Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.6.
Mileage Restriction: This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) located within a 200 mile driving distance from the Nashville VAMC located at 1310 24th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212. The 200 mile restriction will be verified by using the shortest driving distance from the Nashville VAMC to a contractor s office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. This mileage restriction will be calculated using the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//''/@36.1392717,-86.8070458,15z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x886466a250acfd41:0x894073a6a106b8d8!2m2!1d-86.8044571!2d36.1417423.
If said contractor s office is more than the 200 mile driving distance restriction to the Nashville VAMC, the contractor s SF330 package will not be evaluated by the source selection evaluation board (SSEB) and will not be considered for award. This mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207.
Description
The Nashville VAMC is seeking a professional A/E firm to provide all necessary A/E services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates, including (optional) services throughout construction for "Replace AHU-3A for Sterile Processing Supply  in fan room #2, second floor, Building 1, at the Nashville VAMC. Work will include, but is not limited to, mechanical, electrical, architectural, fire protection, controls and limited structural. This project will replace the outdated, problematic air handling unit (AHU-3A) system serving Sterile Processing Supply for proper monitoring, control, optimization and reliability.
Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The awardee will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the Nashville VAMC s flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design.
The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia.
The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/.
The successful awardee will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside construction contractors can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP).   The Nashville VAMC must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction.  The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million.  The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the  Find a Form  block and click on search.
Regulatory Restrictions
In accordance with VAAR 836.606-73, the total cost of the contracted for A/E services must not exceed six (6) percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation will be applicable to this procurement action.  Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly qualified A/E firm selected to complete the design.
In accordance with FAR 36.209   Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer Firms and 36.606 (c)   Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement.
The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request for SF-330s. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.  Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00.
Registration Requirements
Before a SDVOSB is awarded a contract, the SDVOSB must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database under NAICs 541330. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov. Failure of firm to be verified in SAM prior to contract award shall result in elimination from consideration.
Offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70. Submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, by an offeror must be verified in CVE at the time the SF330 package is received by the CO based on NAICs 541330.  Failure to be both verified in VetBiz at the time SF330s are submitted, when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm, and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror s proposal/SF330 being deemed not acceptable. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so.
See Attached Documents:
Attachment 1   Evaluation Factors
Attachment 2   Statement of Work
Attachment 3   SF330 Submission Instructions

C--A-E Cardiology Improvements Nashville VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published November 7, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
Introduction: Network Contracting Office (NCO) is seeking qualification packages (SF-330) and past performance information from vendors interested in providing professional A-E services at the Tennessee Valley Health Care System   Nashville Campus (Nashville VAMC) to provide all necessary architectural and engineering services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports and cost estimates, including construction period services for "Cardiology Improvements  on the 2nd floor south at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), Nashville Campus, 1310 24th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. The work is primarily architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and limited life safety, fire protection and industrial hygiene. Estimated start date for this requirement is January 2017.
The A/E contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6, and Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.6.
Mileage Restriction: This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) located within a 300 mile driving distance from the Nashville VAMC located at 1310 24th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212. The 300 mile restriction will be verified by using the shortest driving distance from the Nashville VAMC to a contractor s office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. This mileage restriction will be calculated using the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//''/@36.1392717,-86.8070458,15z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x886466a250acfd41:0x894073a6a106b8d8!2m2!1d-86.8044571!2d36.1417423.
If said contractor s office is more than the 300 mile driving distance restriction to the Nashville VAMC, the contractor s SF330 package will not be evaluated by the source selection evaluation board (SSEB) and will not be considered for award. This mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207.
Description
This project will partially renovate areas of the approximately 9000 square feet Cardiology Center to improve the functionality, flow and environment of care. The main focus of the project is to increase, reconfiguring and improve treatment rooms, testing rooms and staff work area. Through the modernization of this area, the clinical process will become more efficient and the patient experience will be improved.
Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The awardee will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the Nashville VAMC s flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design.
The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia.
The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/.
The successful awardee will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside construction contractors can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP).   The Nashville VAMC must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction.  The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million.  The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the  Find a Form  block and click on search.
Regulatory Restrictions
In accordance with VAAR 836.606-73, the total cost of the contracted for A/E services must not exceed six (6) percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation will be applicable to this procurement action.  Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly qualified A/E firm selected to complete the design.
In accordance with FAR 36.209   Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer Firms and 36.606 (c)   Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement.
The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request for SF-330s. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.  Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00.
Registration Requirements
Before a SDVOSB is awarded a contract, the SDVOSB must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database under NAICs 541330. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov. Failure of firm to be verified in SAM prior to contract award shall result in elimination from consideration.
Offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70. Submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, by an offeror must be verified in CVE at the time the SF330 package is received by the CO based on NAICs 541330.  Failure to be both verified in VetBiz at the time SF330s are submitted, when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm, and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror s proposal/SF330 being deemed not acceptable. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so.
Attachments:
Attachment 1   Evaluation Factors
Attachment 2   Statement of Work
Attachment 3   Instructions to Offerors

NIAMS Professional Consulting Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 19, 2016
Under this delivery order, the contractor will provide peer review services consisting of administrative review of grant applications, identification of individual and organizational conflicts of interest, identification of panel members, and preparation of draft summary statements.  The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of review services. These tasks are to be performed in consultation with NIAMS SROs.