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35--664-16-1-5457-0001 ERGONOMICS SUPPORT

Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach VANLO | Published September 2, 2015  -  Deadline August 25, 2015
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STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) as of 7/30/2015 1. Contract Title. Ergonomics Support Services for VASDHS Personnel 2. Background. Ergonomics is designing a job to fit the worker so the work is safer and more efficient. Implementing ergonomic solutions can make employees more comfortable and increase productivity. Ergonomics is important at VASDHS because when you're doing a job and your body is stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repeated movement your musculoskeletal system is affected. Your body may begin to have symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, and pain, which can be the first signs of a musculoskeletal disorder. Increased savings from ergonomics include: fewer injuries, more productive and sustainable employees, and fewer workers' compensation claims. VASDHS does not have an ergonomist in its staff and for many years has relied on the support from contractors. This support is critical in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 3. Scope. The contractor will provide services by performing preventive office ergonomics screenings and providing ergonomics logistical support. The screenings will take place at the Medical Center in La Jolla, CA, Outpatient Clinics and other associated system offices throughout San Diego County. Scheduling is conducted by the VASDHS project manager or a delegated co-worker. Ergonomics logistical support (i.e., scheduling ergonomics screenings, generating ergonomic equipment purchase requests, delivering ergonomic equipment, installing it and instructing employees on their use, etc.). 4. Specific Tasks. The contractor is expected to provide up to 936 hours of general ergonomics support (approximately 18 hours/week), including office ergonomics screenings and logistical support. The office ergonomics screenings include a discussion with the employee of his/her musculoskeletal-related health symptoms, 2) a review of the ergonomic risk factors present (i.e., awkward postures, repetition, duration, force, lighting, noise, personal attributes and temperature), 3) the correction of each factor through the adjustment of the employee's workstation and if possible, the modification of environmental factors, and 4) a discussion of postural and body mechanics training and recommended exercises. After each office ergonomics screening is completed, a summary report is completed and filed. The report includes an overview of the work performed and follow-up recommendations (i.e., refer cases to for comprehensive evaluations, change of postures, task modifications, use of ergonomic equipment, etc.). The ergonomics logistical support (i.e., scheduling office ergonomics screenings, generating ergonomic equipment purchase requests, delivering ergonomic equipment, installing it and instructing employees on their use, etc.). Ergonomics logistical support is conducted as directed by the project manager or a delegated co-worker. During the duration of the contract, the individual(s) providing ergonomics support must be available to work 18 hours a week, during regular business hours. Ideally, three days a week, six hours each day. 5. Performance Monitoring (if applicable). The office ergonomics screenings must be performed as indicated in section 4 of this document. All work including these screenings and logistical support will be monitored by the VASDHS project manager, who routinely will evaluate contractor performance and certify that the work was done in accordance with the contract; these will be accomplished through routine inspections, product sampling, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. The project manager will measure performance and will continually provide feedback to the contractor. 6. Security Requirements. The contractor employees shall not have access to VA sensitive or computer information and will not require routine access to VA Facilities. The contractor employees shall require intermittent access only and will be escorted by VA employees while at VA Facilities. No background investigation is required. 7. Government-Furnished Equipment (GFE)/Government-Furnished Information (GFI). All work must be performed in accordance to VASDHS policies and procedures, including VASDHS' internal policy titled, "Ergonomics Program Management." 8. Other Pertinent Information or Special Considerations. The consultant performing office ergonomics screenings must have at least three years of experience in the field of Ergonomics and possess a CEAS, CEES certification or similar. The consultant must also have have training and experience on the installation and operation of commonly used equipment, such as pointing devices, keyboards, keyboard trays, monitor arms, etc. He or she must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and work in tight spaces a. Identification of Possible Follow-on Work. Any additional work that may result from completion of this contract, which may be added at a later date as a modification to this contract must be discussed and pre-approved by VASDHS. b. Identification of Potential Conflicts of Interest (COI). All work must be performed in accordance to FAR 9.502. c. Inspection and Acceptance Criteria. The VASDHS project manager is responsible for certifying that the work done under the contract is performed to time and standard. He/she is also responsible to assure the inspection and acceptance of products provided incidental to services. 9. Risk Control VASDHS believes that everyone benefits from a safe and healthful work environment. We are committed to maintaining an injury-free and illness-free workplace, and complying with applicable laws and regulations governing workplace safety. To achieve this goal VASDHS has established an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The work performed by all personnel and contractors is varied, both in nature and location. Under all circumstances, it is required that the contractor complies with all established safety requirements. This program is everyone's responsibility as we work together to identify and eliminate conditions and practices that reduce the benefits of a safe and healthful work environment. 10. Place of Performance. All the work will be performed at the Medical Center located in La Jolla, CA and outpatient clinics and other offices throughout San Diego County. 11. Period of Performance. This contract will start on 01 October, 2015 and will end 30 September, 2016. 12. Delivery Schedule. The contractor will charge, on a monthly basis, for the number of hours of ergonomics support provided. The completion date is at the end of each month and payments are due at the end of the following month.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PACIFIC COAST

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published June 7, 2016  -  Deadline July 8, 2016
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THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. REQUIRED INFORMATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH A STANDARD FORM 330 (SF330). The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a requirement for Environmental Restoration Services for Miscellaneous Services including Architect-Engineer (A-E); Construction and Environmental Restoration Support. 1. Contract Information: Selection will be made for one Small Business for the Region of the U.S. Pacific Coast (PC) which includes the states of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The preponderance of the work will be in the PC area; however work required may include Environmental Services throughout the United States and its territories. The contract will be Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and have a five-year period of performance with no options. Individual task orders issued under the contract will be of a cost-plus fixed fee or firm-fixed price type. The acquisition value for the contract is not to exceed $9,975,000.00. This is a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code is 562910; size standard 750 employees. The contract will have a guaranteed minimum of $25,000.00 for the contract period. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.505(b) (Brooks Act) procedures will be used to acquire these services. 2. For purposes of classifying Government procurement as Environmental Remediation Services, the general purpose of the procurement must be to restore or directly support the restoration of a contaminated environmental. This includes activities such as preliminary assessment, site inspection, testing, remedial investigation, feasibility studies, remedial design, remediation services, containment, and removal of contaminated materials or security and site closeouts. The general purpose of the procurement need not necessarily include remedial actions. Also the procurement must be comprised of activities in three or more separate industries with separate NAICS codes or in some instances (e.g., engineering), smaller sub-components of NAICS codes with separate and distinct size standards. These activities may include, but are not limited to separate activities in industries such as: Heavy construction; Special Trade Contractors; Engineering Services; Architectural Services; Management Consulting Services, Hazardous and other Waste Collection; Remediation Services; Testing Laboratories; and Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. If any activity in the procurement can be identified with a separate NAICS code, or component of a code with a separate distinct size standard, and that industry accounts for 50% or more of the value of the entire procurement, then the proper size standard is the one that particular industry, and not the Environmental Remediation Service size standard. This procurement includes work under at least three NAICS codes, none of which accounts for 50% or more of the procurement. 3. Project Information: The workload for habitat and living marine resource restoration projects for the Restoration Center (RC) is coordinated through one of the four regional offices located throughout the United States. As stated above, this contract will focus on the PC region. Firms responding to this notice are required to hold Architect-Engineer and Land Surveyor licenses to perform the services in PC region or demonstrate the ability to acquire the required licensed discipline(s) prior to task orders being issued. This contract will require work to be performed by firms experienced in a broad field of environmental restoration planning, design, implementation, construction oversight, compliance monitoring and construction. Services required may include, but are not limited to the following broad categories:a. Technical/scientific assessments, studies, surveys, sampling and mapping including, but not limited to: topographic, bathymetric, aerial imagery, ecologic, hydrologic, geo-technical, contaminated materials, hydro geologic, marine, estuarine, oceanographic, cultural and historic resources, wetlands, and plant and animal community assessments;b. Civil engineering designs, construction plans, and permit applications;c. Modeling including hydrological and hydraulic evaluations including, but not limited to: surface and groundwater quality and quantity, sediment or contaminate transport, and tides and tidal currents and wave models;d. Preparing documentation needed for local, state, and federal environmental regulatory permits and compliance;e. Construction, oversight and project coordination necessary to implement environmental restoration services; including, but not limited to, material removal and placement and other restoration activities; andf. Public and stakeholder interaction and participation such as presentation of both written and visual materials; data analysis/interpretation/modeling, and data management. g. Construction services to enable restoration of environmental habitat functions and services and may include removal and placement actions. These restoration activities may include, but are not limited to: excavation, transportation, and disposal or placement of certain debris or material; removal of fish passage barriers; levee and instream or aquatic infrastructure removal; installation of subtidal reefs; creation of seagrass or wetland habitat; infrastructure related to water conservation, water control, or fish passage; and property protection associated with stream channel and other aquatic restoration projects. 4. Primary Selection Criteria: The following primary selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance.(A) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE: (FAR 36.602-1(a)(2)). On SF 330 (http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486), list current projects or projects completed in the past five (5) years and whether the experience is that of the prime (or joint venture) or from an office other than that experience for this project. Section H may be used for additional information. The board will evaluate the specialized experience on similar projects and the technical capabilities of the prime firm and any subcontractors. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors, and prior working capabilities) will also be evaluated. Work cited that is experience of prime (or joint venture) from an office other than that experience for this project is to be evaluated as follows (All specialized experience factors are listed in descending order of importance) (1) Investigation study, design, regulatory compliance, and construction phase services and monitoring of a variety of habitat restoration, projection and enhancement projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects in various geographical areas of U.S. including a wide range of habitats supporting marine, estuarine, and anadromous fishery resources. Demonstrated recent experience of the prime or the joint venture forums in the assessment, design, permitting, construction oversight, and monitoring habitat restoration sites will have the greatest weight. Examples of typical projects include, but are not limited to:• Tidal and non-tidal wetlands restoration;• Stream restoration including designing channels and flood plains and addition of fish habitat structures;• Riparian revegetation;• Designing and implementing the removal of, modifications to, or replacement of physical barriers (especially dams and culverts) to anadromous fish passage;• Designing and implementing the removal of, modifications to, or replacement of physical barriers (especially dams and culverts) to anadromous fish passage;• Designing road retirement and removal and related habitat restoration;• Coastal floodplain/wetland restoration design and pertinent construction techniques;• Riparian fencing;• Intertidal mud and sand flat restoration;• Tidal and riverine hydrology modification;• Fish and shellfish stock enhancement• Dredge and fill type habitat restoration projects in tidal areas;• Coral reef restoration projects;• Barrier island/barrier headland restoration projects;• Exotic vegetation removal projects;• River diversion projects (e.g. crevasse projects);• Oyster • Reef construction projects;• Derelict vessel and marine debris removal; and• Submerged aquatic vegetation restoration projects.The firms experience and technical competence shall include:• Technical assessments including plant and animal population and community assessments; ecological site characterization; cultural resources assessment; bathymetric and topographic surveying; ecological modeling including hydrodynamic models, water quality models, sediment transport models, ecological models and landscape models; socioeconomic impact assessments of coastal or marine habitat restoration projects, and geotechnical investigations; • Restoration planning, engineering and design, engineering details and specifications, sequence of construction bid packages and regulatory permit applications, and in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and regulatory processing. • Organization, facilitation and participation in public meetings, hearings and outreach programs. • Environmental documentation in accordance with the National Enviro0nmental Policy act (NEPA) to include preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environment Impact Statements. • Construction oversight and inspection of restoration projects. • Monitoring of project performance for both engineering components and ecological/environmental components. • Site assessment (Phase I and Phase II) which includes performing surveys and compile required documentation for property transfer or sale; compliance review which include the evaluation of installations and practices, provide feedback, training, and report; ensure budget requests reflect all corrective actions; management audits - consistency with environmental compliance objectives; identify elements of risk; risk assessment to ascertain pathways of transport and exposure and risk to the environmental; preliminary assessments/site investigations and hazardous materials and waste information to provide assistance with identification and storage of hazardous materials and guidance on proper hazardous waste disposal. • In the aftermath of an emergency incident (i.e., oil spill, chemical release, vessel grounding, storm event or other related incident) professional services may be needed to rapidly plan, coordinate, perform, and/or subcontract to and oversee a firm that can implement certain specifically identified small-scale emergency restoration projects. (2) Demonstrated quality management procedures for restoration projects. Include a proposed staff team organizational chart with specificity on the team's regional project management structure and a narrative description of personnel responsibilities and how the quality management/quality control procedures will function and be monitored for performance (A detailed quality control plan shall be submitted by the A-E as part of the negotiations process).(3) Knowledge of and familiarity with statues; regulations and practices pertaining to coastal and marine environmental work. Knowledge of and familiarity with federal, state and local environmental laws, regulations and policies.(B) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (FAR 36.602-1(a)(1). Personnel by discipline should show the entire proposed team by listing personnel from the prime contract and personnel from subcontractors/teaming arrangement. The board will evaluate, as appropriate, the education, skills, training, registrations, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key management and technical personnel. If all disciplines listed below are not within the firm and/or teaming arrangement, a detailed explanation of how these disciplines will be acquired, when necessary, shall be clearly addressed. This evaluation criterion focuses primarily on the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion (3c). Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications in these primary disciplines. The states of professional registration and certification of each team member must be included on each resume. A summary matrix that displays the discipline degree, years of experience, state(s) of registration/certification and physical office location in each of the specialized experience categories for each person on the proposed team is encouraged.• Biologist• Aquatic and Fishery Ecologist• Environmental Scientist• Civil Engineer• Landscape Architect• Structural Engineer• Coastal and River Geomorphologist• Planner• Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Operator• Hazardous Waste Specialist• Geotechnical Engineer• Environmental Chemist• Toxicologist• Environmental Engineer• Historian• Archeologist• Geologist• Geochemist• Geohydrologist or Hydrologist• Meteorologist• Economist• Technical Writer• Land Surveyor and Title Searcher• Quality Assurance/Quality Control Officer• Project/Contract Manager• Cost Engineer• Risk Assessor• Community Relations• Statistician• Computer Scientist• Coastal Engineer• Ocean Engineer(C) LOCATION IN THE GENERAL GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, and knowledge of the locality of the project (FAR 36.602-1(a)(5)). A firm does not have to be located close to a project NMFS project, but must be familiar with the regional bio-physical conditions and political jurisdictions of the Gulf of Mexico. Firms with physical office locations and qualified project managers within the Gulf of Mexico states are preferred. Preferred examples include specific projection and restoration knowledge and relevant project experience with coastal federal, state and local regulatory agencies, acquired from consulting with and permitting for the activities in coastal areas as described above in section 3.a. (1)"specialized experience and technical competence". This includes local geological features, ecological communities, climatic conditions and local construction methods that are regionally unusual or unique. Emphasis will be placed on the firm's knowledge of NOAA/NMFS habit protection and restoration projects. (D) CAPACITY (FAR 36.602-1(a)(3)). The board will consider each firm's experience with similar size projects and the available capacity of key disciplines when evaluating the capacity of a firm or team to perform the work in the required time. Since it may be difficult for a firm to accurately predict required staffing based on the information in this synopsis, a firm will not be disqualified or downgraded because of its proposed number of personnel for a project shown on SF330. Instead, the board will consider the total strength of the key disciplines in the prime firm and its consultants in the designated regional offices proposed to perform the work, in relationship to the firm's current workloads.(E) PAST PERFORMANCE: SF330, Section F. Cite examples of performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance goals and schedules. You may include customer satisfaction such as recognition for technical achievements, cost savings or commendations received by your team for projects similar to those being requested in this synopsis. Firms shall provide at least three (3) but no more than ten (10) contact persons (and phone numbers/email address) who were involved with the project(s) being profiled. Responses will be evaluated to determine (1) ability to be cost-effective, (2) ability to remain on schedule and provide high quality services; and (3) customer satisfaction. 5. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: Qualified firms desiring consideration shall submit the following no later than 2:00 PM Central Time on July 8, 2016 to the following: ONE (1) submittal package with one (1) Original SF330 and one (1) electronic CD copy of the SF330, and one (1) email submission of your SF330 package to: U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA/EAD-Kansas City, Room 1734, Kansas City, MO 64106 and email address Jeanie.m.jennings@noaa.gov; and TWO (2) hard copies and five (5) CD's of the SF330 to: NOAA/NMFS, Attn: James Hikmat, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note the two different delivery points. Also, if you intend to hand deliver your submissions both delivery points have security processes that must be followed. Allow sufficient time to clear security. NOTE: Delivery of the hard copy and CD of the SF330 package to the Kansas City address shall be used for the purposes of determining timeliness of submission. In the SF330, Part I, Section F, cite whether the experience is that of the prime (or joint venture), consultant or an individual. Work cited that is experience of the prime (or joint venture) from an office other than that identified in Block 21 shall be so labeled. Offeror must provide adequate documentation to illustrate the extent of participation of the proposed team in terms of the percentage of the total anticipated contract effort. Copies of the SF330, Part II, for the prime firm and all consultants shall be included in the SF330. Include the firm's ACASS number, if applicable in Section H of the SF 330. Part I is limited to fifty (50) pages. Double-sided sheets count as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. Proposing firms are responsible for supplying information concerning each evaluation factor, including copies of any professional certifications or licenses. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC) or Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities; • A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement.• A detailed statement outlining the following in terms of percentages where appropriate: (1) the relationship of the team/partners/parties in terms of business ownership, capital contribution, profit distribution or loss sharing; (2) The management approach in terms of who will conduct, direct, supervise, and control. (3) The structure and decision-making responsibilities of the partnersparties in terms of who will control the manner and method of performance of work. (4) Identify (by name and title) the personnel having the authority to legally bind the partners/parties (including• A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contract, email address, and phone number.No other information, including pamphlets or booklets, is requested or required. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for a proposal for a specific project. A separate solicitation shall be used to request proposals from the firm selected.To be eligible for contract award, all firms must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award of any government contract. To obtain information regarding registering in SAM, call 1- 866-606-8220, or log on to Internet web site at https://www.sam.gov VETS-4212 Requirement: Per Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) part 22.1303 all firms must complete their VETS-4212 report via the Department of Labor website at www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm / to be eligible for award.QUESTIONS: Solicitation packages are not provided. Phone calls to discuss the submittal are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. All questions must be directed, via email, to: Jeanie Jennings, Contracting Specialist at Jeanie.m.jennings@noaa.gov;. Any official communications shall be published in FedBizOpps. Vendors should register as Interested Vendors to ensure receipt of updated information.

Ultrasonic Wind Sensor (Anemometer)

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published July 2, 2015  -  Deadline July 13, 2015
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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. (End of clause) 1352.233-70, AGENCY PROTESTS (APRIL 2010) (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 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: Clifford C. Edwards Contracting Officer NOAA/AGO Western Acquisition Division-Boulder 325 Broadway SOU6 Boulder, CO 80305 FAX: 303-497-3163 (d) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: Barry Berkowitz Senior Procurement Executive and Director, Office of Acquisition Management U.S. Department of Commerce Room 6422 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 20230 FAX: 202-482-1711 (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, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) 1352.233-71, GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APRIL 2010) (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, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (XV) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 1:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time on July 13, 2015. All quotes must be faxed or emailed to the attention of Donald Schartz. The fax number is (303) 497-3163 and the email address is Donald.L.Schartz @noaa.gov . (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Donald Schartz through the email address: Donald.L.Schartz@noaa.gov or fax (303) 497-3163. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT. #01343 A.) Specifications for the Three-dimensional Sonic Anemometer. QTY. 28 B.) 8 Cond shielded cable 22 AWG (per foot) - Qty. 28, 40 foot cables. SPECIFICATIONS 1) Sensor has digital and voltage outputs concurrently active and useable, 2) Flexible configuration to include the following measured parameters: u, v, w, 2D speed, 3D speed, azimuth, elevation, speed of sound, sonic temperature, error checking, internal voltage. 3) Minimized effect from electronics heat with very low wind speeds 4) Long-term product history 5) Product stability - product expected to be sold and supported for at least 5 years 6) Re-configurable by user 7) Made in the USA 8) Specifications: a) WIND SPEED Range: 0 to 40 m/s (0 to 90 mph) Resolution: 0.01 m/s Threshold: 0.01 m/s Accuracy: ±1% rms ±0.05 m/s (0 to 30 m/s) ±3% rms (30 to 40 m/s) b) WIND DIRECTION Azimuth Range: 0.0 to 359.9 degrees Elevation Range: ±60.0 degrees Resolution: 0.1 degree Accuracy: ±2° (1 to 30 m/s) ±5° (30 to 40 m/s) c) SPEED OF SOUND Range: 300 to 360 m/s Resolution: 0.01 m/s Accuracy: ±0.1% rms ±0.05 m/s (0 to 30 m/s wind) d) SONIC TEMPERATURE Range: -50 to +50 ºC Resolution: 0.01 ºC Accuracy: ± 2 ºC (0 to 30 m/s wind) e) VOLTAGE OUTPUT (4 CHANNELS) Range: 0 to 5000 mV Resolution: 12 Bit Accuracy: ± 0.1% of full scale f) SERIAL OUTPUT User Programmable ASCII RS-232 or RS-485 1200 to 38400 baud 4 to 32 Hz (user-selected) Units: m/s, cm/s, mph, knots, km/h g) CABLE 30 foot per unit (from sensor to data logger mounted on tower) h) GENERAL Air sample column: 10 cm high X 10 cm diameter Air sample path: 15 cm Power Supply: 12 to 24 VDC, 110 mA

Size and Spatial of Sharks

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 22, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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(XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) 52.252.2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998), This contract incorporates on or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (End of Clause) 52.203-98 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements -Representations (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015)52.203-99 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015). The following additional FAR terms and conditions apply: 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013)52.214-34, Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991) 52.214-35, Submission of Offer in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991) 52.252-5 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN PROVISIONS (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the provision. (b) The use in this solicitation of any Commerce Acquisition Regulation provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of provision) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of Commerce Acquisition Regulation clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offerer represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.   (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (Dec 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receipt of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) Include the substance of this clause, including paragraph (b), in all subcontracts with small business concerns. (c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act.(End of clause) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CLAUSES: FOR FULL TEXT OF A COMMERCE ACQUISITION CLAUSE OR PROVISION YOU MAY GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE, http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/default.htm   1352.201-70, CONTRACTING OFFICER'S AUTHORITY (APRIL 2010) 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.(End of clause) 1352.209-73, COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APRIL 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.(End of clause) 1352.209-74, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (APRIL 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. (End of clause) 1352.233-70, AGENCY PROTESTS (APRIL 2010)(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 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: Clifford C. EdwardsContracting OfficerNOAA/AGO Western Acquisition Division-Boulder325 Broadway SOU6Boulder, CO 80305FAX: 303-497-3163 (d) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: Barry BerkowitzSenior Procurement Executive andDirector, Office of Acquisition ManagementU.S. Department of CommerceRoom 6422Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington DC 20230 FAX: 202-482-1711(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 CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause) 1352.233-71, GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APRIL 2010) (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 CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause) (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (XV) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 1:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time on August 29, 2016. All quotes must be faxed or emailed to the attention of Donald L. Schartz. The fax number is (303) 497-3163 and the email address is Donald.L.Schartz @noaa.gov . (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Donald Schartz through the email address: Donald.L.Schartz@noaa.gov or fax (303) 497-3163. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT.   STATEMENT OF WORK Project Title: Size and Spatial Structure of Sharks Caught in Japanese Fisheries Period of Performance: Base Year: September 15, 2016 - September 14, 2017Option Year: September 15, 2017 - September 14, 2018 A. Overview The contractor shall conduct size-at-catch research and stock structure analyses in support of North Pacific Ocean shark stock assessments. The research is organized into two collaborative research projects, which targets blue shark (Prionace glauca) and shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Project 1 includes the collection of size data on blue shark and shortfin mako shark caught by the Japanese offshore surface longline fishing fleet that land their catch at small fishing ports in the northern portion of Honshu Island, Japan. In addition, tissues samples will also be collected from a subsample of blue and shortfin mako sharks landed in these ports. Small fishing ports are now common in northern Honshu Island as a result of the March 11, 2011 Tsunami that destroyed most of the major fishing ports in this area. Project 2 will conduct DNA sequencing on shark tissue samples collected at these small ports to ascertain stock structure. The research projects, associated tasks and budget are specified in greater detail below. B. Statement of Work 1. Collaborative Shark Biosampling and Size-at-Catch Analyses This is a collaborative project between scientists from NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF), and National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU). The goal of this project is to collect size-at-catch data and tissues samples to support North Pacific Ocean blue shark and shortfin mako shark stock assessments. North Pacific blue shark and shortfin mako shark stock assessments are scheduled for completion in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Collaborators will include Kotaro Yokawa (NRIFSF), Gerard DiNardo (SWFSC), Suzy Kohin (SWFSC) and Kwang-Ming Liu (NTOU). Other collaborators may be identified as the research proceeds. The contractor will conduct size-at-catch sampling of blue shark and shortfin mako shark, landed by the surface longline fleet at small fishing ports in northern Honshu Island, Japan, such as the ports of Chosi and Shiogama. Tissue samples will also be collected from sharks to facilitate stock structure analyses (Project 2). To the extent possible, historical size-at-catch data sets from other Japanese fishing ports will be collected, and, along with contemporary port sampling data, assembled into a user-friendly accessible database. 2. Stock Structure Analyses This is a collaborative project between scientists from SWFSC, NRIFSF, and NTOU. The goal of this project is to conduct DNA sequencing on shark tissue samples collect at fishing ports in northern Honshu Island to assess stock structure. This research will be presented at the 17th meeting of the International Scientific Committee, tentatively scheduled for July 2017. Collaborators will include Kotaro Yokawa (NRIFSF), Gerard DiNardo (SWFSC), Suzy Kohin (SWFSC) and Kwang-Ming Liu (NTOU). Other collaborators may be identified as the research proceeds. The contractor will facilitate DNA sequencing analyses and summarize the results. To the extent possible these data will be combined with similar data from the Pacific Ocean. C. Deliverables All work will be completed at the contractor's institution and NRIFSF. An initial meeting with collaborators to discuss data availability and port sampling design will be convened shortly after the start of the contract. Monthly progress will be discussed with the Agency Contact (Gerard DiNardo) and collaborators via conference calls. Quarterly progress reports will be submitted to the Agency Contact during the contract period. A final report will be presented at the ISC Shark Working Group Workshop at the conclusion of the project. D. Evaluation criteria Choice of contractor will be based on four criteria, (1) cost to complete the work, (2) qualifications of the contractor, (3) previous experience with this research topic, and (4) acessability to logbook and observer data housed at NRIFSF.
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