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Pacific Billfish Biological and Stock Assessment Support

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published September 3, 2014  -  Deadline September 10, 2014
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-14-RQ-1171 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76 dated July 25, 2014. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 541990 with a corresponding small business size standard of $14.0 million. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of Requirements See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance/FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of operations identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B are considered to be substantially more important than price in this evaluation process. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAY 2014), with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014), applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JUL 2014) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (4), (8), (10), (25), (28), (30), (31), (42), (46) and (52). The following clauses under subparagraph (c) apply: none (xiii) The following additional clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: Department of Commerce Clauses: 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 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. 1352.209-74 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. The following additional terms and conditions apply: 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 10 days of expiration. (End of Clause) 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor any time prior to contract expiration; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 10 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 5 years. (End of Clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE 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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. The following provisions apply: 1352.232-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.270-70 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (APR 2010) (a) The base period of performance of this contract is from the date of award or September 30, 2014 (whichever is later) through September 29, 2015. If an option is exercised, the period of performance shall be extended through the end of that option period. (b) The option periods that may be exercised are as follows: Period Start date End date Option I September 30, 2015 September 29, 2016 Option II September 30, 2016 September 29, 2017 (c) The notice requirements for unilateral exercise of option periods are set out in FAR 52.217-9. (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (xv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (xvi) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 10:00 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on September 10, 2014. All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at: stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. (xvii) All questions pertaining to this requirement shall be submitted in writing to the attention of Contract Specialist listed above.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published September 4, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-1108 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84 effective September 3, 2015. (iv) This procurement is NOT set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 336612 with a corresponding small business size standard of 500 employees. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. No addenda are included. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work and adequacy of equipment proposed. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies previously provided, timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) XX (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). XX (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). XX (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). XX (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APR) 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. 1352.209-74 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. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE (JUL 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acqquisition.gov/far (End of clause) The following additional terms and conditions apply and are incorporated by reference: 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance of this purchase order is from the date of purchase order award through June 15, 2016 The following additional provisions apply: 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acquisition.gov/far/ (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating do not apply. (xv) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 PM. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on September 11, 2015. (xvi) All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. For information regarding the solicitation, the Contracting Officer may be contacted via phone at (808) 725-5356. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm

Bycatch and Mortality Reduction Research in Hawaii-based Fishery

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-0942 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective August 5, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 541990 with a corresponding small business size standard of $15.0 million. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of Requirements See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance/FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of operations identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B are considered to be substantially more important than price in this evaluation process. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015), applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition as follows: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) XX (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). XX (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). XX (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). XX (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). XX (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). XX (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) (xiii) The following additional clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: Department of Commerce Clauses: 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 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. 1352.209-74 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. (End of Clause) 1352.245-70 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY (APR 2010) Item No. Description Qty. Delivery date Tag No. 0001 Satellite Tags 12 At Award N/A 1352.270-70 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (APR 2010) (a) The base period of performance of this contract is from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. If an option is exercised, the period of performance shall be extended through the end of that option period. (b) The option periods that may be exercised are as follows: Period Start date End date Option I September 1, 2016 August 31, 2017 Option II September 1, 2017 August 31, 2018 (c) The notice requirements for unilateral exercise of option periods are set out in FAR 52.217-9. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (d) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (e) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (f) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 10 days of expiration. (End of Clause) 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor any time prior to contract expiration; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 10 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 3 years. 52.227-1 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT (DEC 2007) (a) The Government authorizes and consents to all use and manufacture, in performing this contract or any subcontract at any tier, of any invention described in and covered by a United States patent- (1) Embodied in the structure or composition of any article the delivery of which is accepted by the Government under this contract; or (2) Used in machinery, tools, or methods whose use necessarily results from compliance by the Contractor or a subcontractor with (i) specifications or written provisions forming a part of this contract or (ii) specific written instructions given by the Contracting Officer directing the manner of performance. the entire liability to the Government for infringement of a United States patent shall be determined solely by the provisions of the indemnity clause, if any, included in this contract or any subcontract hereunder (including any lower-tier subcontract), and the Government assumes liability for all other infringement to the extent of the authorization and consent hereinabove granted. (b) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (b), in all subcontracts that are expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. However, omission of this clause from any subcontract, including those at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, does not affect this authorization and consent. (End of clause) 52.227-2 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING PATENT AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (DEC 2007) (a) The Contractor shall report to the Contracting Officer, promptly and in reasonable written detail, each notice or claim of patent or copyright infringement based on the performance of this contract of which the Contractor has knowledge. (b) In the event of any claim or suit against the Government on account of any alleged patent or copyright infringement arising out of the performance of this contract or out of the use of any supplies furnished or work or services performed under this contract, the Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when requested by the Contracting Officer, all evidence and information in the Contractor's possession pertaining to such claim or suit. Such evidence and information shall be furnished at the expense of the Government except where the Contractor has agreed to indemnify the Government. (c) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts that are expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (End of clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.245-1 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (APR 2012) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. The following provisions apply: 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far (xv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (xvi) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on August 14, 2015. All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at: stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. (xvii) All questions pertaining to this requirement shall be submitted in writing to the attention of Contract Specialist listed above.

Oahu-Based Bottom Fisherman

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-0926 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective August 5, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 114119 with a corresponding small business size standard of $7.5 million. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of Requirements See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance/FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of operations identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B are considered to be substantially more important than price in this evaluation process. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015), applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition as follows: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] XX (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). __ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). XX (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). XX (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) (xiii) The following additional clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: Department of Commerce Clauses: 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 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. 1352.209-74 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. The following additional terms and conditions apply: (End of Clause) 1352.270-70 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (APR 2010) (a) The base period of performance of this contract is from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. If an option is exercised, the period of performance shall be extended through the end of that option period. (b) The option periods that may be exercised are as follows: Period Start date End date Option I September 1, 2016 August 31, 2017 (c) The notice requirements for unilateral exercise of option periods are set out in FAR 52.217-9. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE (JUL 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 10 days of expiration. (End of Clause) 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor any time prior to contract expiration; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 10 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 2 years. 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. The following provisions apply: 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): (xv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (xvi) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on August 14, 2015. All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at: stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. (xvii) All questions pertaining to this requirement shall be submitted in writing to the attention of Contract Specialist listed above.

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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-0936 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective July 2, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 541990 with a corresponding small business size standard of $15.0 million. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of Requirements See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance/FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of operations identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B are considered to be substantially more important than price in this evaluation process. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015), applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition as follows: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) XX (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). XX (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). XX (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) (xiii) The following additional clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: Department of Commerce Clauses: 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 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. 1352.209-74 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. (End of Clause) 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE (JUL 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance of this purchase order is from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. The following provisions apply: 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): (xv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (xvi) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on August 14, 2015. All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at: stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. (xvii) All questions pertaining to this requirement shall be submitted in writing to the attention of Contract Specialist listed above.

Above Ground Fuel Storage Tank

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 20, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-0998 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective August 5, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 332420 with a corresponding small business size standard of 500 employees. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. No addenda are included. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work and adequacy of equipment proposed. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies previously provided, timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B, when combined are considered to be significantly more important than price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) XX (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). XX (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] XX (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). XX (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). XX (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). XX (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). XX (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). XX (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APR) 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. 1352.209-74 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. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE (JUL 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acqquisition.gov/far (End of clause) The following additional terms and conditions apply and are incorporated by reference: 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance of this purchase order is from the date of purchase order award through June 15, 2016. The following additional provisions apply: 1352.232-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acquisition.gov/far/ (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating do not apply. (xv) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 PM. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on August 20, 2015. (xvi) All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. For information regarding the solicitation, the Contracting Officer may be contacted via phone at (808) 725-5356. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm

Collection of Life History Information for Four Pacific Regions under the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) Management Jurisdiction

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WE-133F-15-RQ-0880 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective July 2, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 541990 with a corresponding small business size standard of $15.0 million. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. No addenda are included. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: (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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of services identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE Factors A and B, when combined are significantly more important than price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). __ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL __ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). __ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APR) 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. 1352.209-74 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. 1352.245-70 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY (APR 2010) The Government will provide the following item(s) of Government property to the contractor. The contractor shall be accountable for, and have stewardship of, the property in the performance of this contract. This property shall be used and maintained by the contractor in accordance with provisions of the "Government Property" clause included in this contract. Item No. Description Qty. Delivery date Tag No. 0001 Otolith Samples All At Award N/A 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE (JUL 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS (JUN 2013) (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. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acqquisition.gov/far (End of clause) The following additional terms and conditions apply and are incorporated by reference: 52.245-1 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (APR 2012) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance of this purchase order is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The following additional provisions apply: 1352.232-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) (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 the 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 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 Offeror 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. 52.203-98 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. 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acquisition.gov/far/ (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating do not apply. (xv) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 2:00 PM. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) on August 7, 2015. (xvi) All quotes must be emailed to the attention of Stephanie.M.Garnett, Contracting Officer at: stephanie.m.garnett@noaa.gov. For information regarding the solicitation, the Contracting Officer may be contacted via phone at (808) 725-5356. To be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to provide the required services. Such information shall include (at a minimum): company name, telephone number, address, DUNS number, email address, Standard Form 18, a price proposal and a technical proposal demonstrating the firm's capability to meet the specified requirements. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a purchase order. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1 (866) 606-8220. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm.

C--Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Architect-Engineer Services For Architectural Projects at Various Locations, NAVFAC HAWAII Areas

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published October 29, 2015  -  Deadline December 2, 2015
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ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STANDARD FORM (SF) 330, ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFCATIONS, IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THERE IS NO RFP PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The small business standard classification is NAICS 541310 ($7.5M in annual receipts over the past three years). Architect-Engineer (A-E) services are required for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract to include design and engineering services for architectural projects at various locations under the cognizance of NAVFAC Hawaii. Services include, but are not limited to, design and engineering services for architectural projects at various locations under the cognizance of NAVFAC Hawaii. Services shall also include Functional Analysis and Concept Development (FACD)/design charrettes; preparation of engineering studies; construction cost estimates; cost certification; Request for Proposal (RFP) Design-Build (DB) solicitation documents; Design-Bid-Build (DBB)/Final plans and specifications contract documents; technical surveys and reports including site engineering investigation, topographical survey, geotechnical investigation, hazardous material survey, historic preservation, anti-terrorism/force protection and others; Comprehensive Interior Design (CID), including Structural Interior Design (SID) and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF and E); as-built drawings; Post Construction Award Services (PCAS); and other miscellaneous services, as required. PCAS consist of technical consultation during construction, including, but not limited to, review of construction submittals, site visits, operations and maintenance support information, record drawings, and other miscellaneous services. Architectural projects consist of, but are not limited to, design and engineering for new construction, alterations, repair of buildings, structures and minor construction of bachelor quarters, admin/training facilities, fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, industrial shops, maintenance shops, distribution warehouses, and armories. Supporting facilities may include utility connections (water, sewers, electrical, telecommunications, and cable television). Evaluation and selection of the most highly qualified firm will be based on the selection criteria stated herein. The A-E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published selection criteria. The following selection criteria, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate the qualifications of the A-E firms: Criterion (1). Professional qualifications and specialized experience and technical competence of key personnel proposed. (a) Professional Qualifications: Professional qualifications of key personnel proposed for the design team. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part I, Section H. Identify key personnel for the design team proposed for the design of base development facility projects. Relevant base development facility projects shall include bachelor enlisted quarters, apartments, dormitories, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory for new building construction or building alterations, renovations and repairs type projects in Hawaii and similar tropical environments in the Pacific Ocean area. Submission of more variety in the types of base development facility projects will be more favorably considered. SF330, Part I, Section E. Submit professional qualifications for key personnel, including active U.S. professional registration (include State and discipline), number of years of experience, role in this contract, firm name and location, and education. For Cost Estimator, indicate years of experience, role in this contract, firm name and location, and education. Professional registration for Cost Estimator is not required. (b) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Key personnel specialized experience and technical competence in the design of base development facility projects, approximately $30 million or less in construction value per project/contract, completed within the past ten years, including specified design and engineering services. Relevant base development facility projects shall include bachelor enlisted quarters, apartments, dormitories, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory for new building construction or building alterations, renovations and repairs type projects in Hawaii and similar tropical environments in the Pacific Ocean area. Submission of more variety in the types of base development facility projects will be more favorably considered. Specified design and engineering services shall include execution of DD 1391 or similar project programming document, FACD/design charrettes, DB RFP solicitation documents, and DBB/Final Design contract documents. Specified design and engineering services for base development facility projects do not have to be within a single project scope; however, base development facility projects that contain several or all of these services will be given more favorable consideration than projects that contain only individual services. Base development facility projects designed and constructed in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and similar tropical environments in the Pacific Ocean area with demonstrated understanding of facility sustainment specifically regarding energy savings will be considered more favorably. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section E. Each Section E shall include a maximum of five completed relevant projects along with description of correlated A-E support services rendered. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. Professional services of projects submitted must have been completed within the past ten years. Criterion (2). Firm’s specialized recent experience. Firm’s specialized recent experience in the design of base development facility projects, not more than $30 million in construction value per project/contract, completed within the past ten years, including specified design and engineering services. Relevant base development facility projects shall include bachelor enlisted quarters, apartments, dormitories, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory for new building construction or building alterations, renovations and repairs type projects in Hawaii and similar tropical environments in the Pacific Ocean area. Submission of more variety in the types of base development facility projects will be more favorably considered. Specified design and engineering services shall include execution of DD 1391 or similar project programming document, FACD/design charrettes, DB RFP solicitation documents, and DBB/Final Design contract documents. Specified design and engineering services for base development facility projects do not have to be within a single project scope; however, base development facility projects that contain several or all of these services will be given more favorable consideration than projects that contain only individual services. Base development facility projects designed and constructed in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and similar environments in the Pacific Ocean area will be considered more favorably. NOTE: A subcontractors or subconsultants specialized experience will not be given the same level of consideration as the prime contractor. Prime contractor-subcontractors with a demonstrated history of working successfully together on prior projects may be considered more favorably than those without such history. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section F. For the proposed team, provide in Section F a maximum of ten completed relevant projects which best demonstrate the firm’s recent specialized experience in the design of base development facility projects AND the specified design and engineering services, described above. Professional services of relevant projects submitted must have been completed within the past ten years. If more than ten projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first ten projects and disregard any other project information after the first ten projects. Relevant projects shall be architectural or multi-disciplinary projects in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and Pacific Ocean areas. Each project shall include (1) project title; (2) location; (3) year completed; (4) project owner; (5) point-of-contact name, e-mail address, and phone number; (6) contract number or project identification number; (7) contract period of performance; (8) contract award amount; and (9) description of project and relevance to this solicitation. A project is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order in an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract having the features described above. For IDIQs, the Government will not evaluate information provided for an IDIQ contract and will only evaluate individual task order information. The submission shall include a discussion of who executed the project as pertinent to demonstrating the offeror’s specialized experience. Section F, Block 25, item (3) ROLE, shall clearly identify the prime contractor (e.g., ROLE, Architect prime contractor). Criterion (3). Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of quality of work, cost control, compliance with performance schedules, and cooperation and responsiveness. Firms will be evaluated on past performance on relevant base development facility projects with respect to work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and cooperation and responsiveness. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. For each relevant project submitted in Section F pertaining to Criterion (2), Firm’s Specialized Experience, submit a DD2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect Engineer). If a DD2631 is not available, provide a Performance Survey (download from NECO website https://www.neco.navy.mil) and submit the Performance Survey with the SF330. The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the construction contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. It shall not be from the prime contractor on a design-build project nor shall it be from a prime contractor to a subcontractor. Past performance information not related to the projects described to meet Criterion (2) will not be considered. The information provided in the SF330 may provide the major portion of the information used in the Governments evaluation for past performance. The Government however, is not restricted to the information provided by the SF330 and may use other sources to assess past performance information such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) and inquiries with previous customers/owners. PPIRS/CPARS will be evaluated for the firm that will perform the work and search will be based upon the DUNS number provided for the firm. If the A-E received any less than satisfactory past performance evaluations from customers/owners, it is incumbent upon the A-E to provide an explanation of the rating and what the A-E has done or will do to preclude less than satisfactory ratings on future contracts. A subcontractors or subconsultants past performance will not be given the same level of consideration as the prime contractor. Criterion (4). Capacity to perform the work in the required time and ability to accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Address staffing and capacity to accomplish the work under this IDIQ contract. Address how the firm’s organizational construct is most efficient and effective in the execution of work. Identify team composition (prime A-E firm, subcontractor/sub-consultant of major design disciplines, and other required design firms) and personnel (key personnel and other personnel of major design disciplines only). For all key personnel identified in Selection Criterion (1), explain their roles and responsibilities in the proposed organization. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large and small task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and sub-consultants for the specified performance period. Criterion (5). Knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts and principles to facilities and infrastructure problems through an integrated design approach including knowledge of most current LEED certification process. Firms will be evaluated in terms of their knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts through an integrated design approach and designing in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System or equivalent. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part I, Section H. Provide specific examples on a maximum of five completed projects that applied sustainability concepts and principles through an integrated design approach. Provide a maximum of five projects that have attained or been submitted for LEED certification. For projects not yet certified, identify the date the project was submitted. For all projects, identify the team’s major contribution(s) (design elements, features, equipment, etc.) in attainment of the certification. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. LEED certified projects will be considered more favorably than projects not yet certified. Discuss key LEED personnel experience and qualifications. Criterion (6). A-E’s Design Quality Control Program (DQCP). Firms will be evaluated on the acceptability of their internal design quality control program used to ensure technical accuracy of drawings, specifications, cost estimates and other required technical data. Describe the design quality control organization structure; and list the responsible personnel. Discuss the methodology that will be used to eliminate errors, omissions, interferences, and inconsistencies between all design disciplines and consultants; inconsistencies between drawings, specifications, and cost estimates; and for the incorporation of the latest criteria, lessons learned and review comments. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Briefly describe how the prime A-E will ensure quality consistently across the entire team and how quality of subcontractors work is assured. Briefly describe internal quality assurance procedures and indicate effectiveness. Address the team’s quality control processes for checking documents for errors, omissions and quality and incorporating and tracking review comments. Criterion (7). Firm’s location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Indicate location of office that will be performing the work including sub-consultants offices. Describe and illustrate the team’s knowledge of the geographical area. Address ability of the firm to ensure timely response to requests for on-site support. Criterion (8). Volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense shall also be considered, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of Department of Defense A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms and firms that have not had Department of Defense contracts. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Provide a list of DoD contracts awarded in the last 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. Include the following items in Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. The planned contract type is an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract where work will be ordered via task orders on an as-needed basis during the life of the contract provided the Government and the contractor agree on the amount. Each task order will be a firm fixed price A-E contract. The duration of the contract will be for one (1) year from the date of initial contract award with four (4) additional one-year option periods. The total amount that may be paid under this contract (including option years) will not exceed $10,000,000 for the entire contract term. The options may be exercised within the time frame specified in the resultant contract at the sole discretion of the Government subject to workload and/or acceptable A-E performance under the subject contract. There will be no future synopsis in the event the options are exercised. The minimum guarantee for the entire contract term (including option years) is $10,000 and will be satisfied by the award of the initial Task Order or with a seed project negotiated and awarded concurrently with the basic IDIQ contract. There will be no dollar limit per task order and no dollar limit per year. No other general notification to firms for other similar projects performed under this contract will be made. Estimated construction cost of project is between $25,000 and $30,000,000. Estimated date of contract award is March 2016. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM database may render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website at http://sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications are also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications. The selected A-E firm may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within ten days of the meeting. The contract will require that the selected A-E firm have e-mail and Internet on-line access for routine exchange of correspondence. Fee proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The awarded contract will be subject to specific provisions addressing the avoidance of organizational conflicts of interest, including NFAS 5252.209-9300 Organizational Conflicts of Interest. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates may be tasked to assist in the preparation of a statement of work, a plan, or a specification for a construction project. This includes concept design, project programming documents (DD1391), facility siting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD 1391), facility studies, environment assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via e-mail to Ms. Alice Mende, Alice.Mende@navy.mil. Questions submitted within 15 days of the closing date may not be answered by the Government. All potential offerors are advised to check daily the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) website, https://www.neco.navy.mil or Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this pre-solicitation notice. A-E firms meeting the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications. The printed format shall be in an 8-1/2 x 11 paper format, bound in a 3-ring binder, typed with a minimum 10-point font size, and one-sided. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., will not be considered. Two copies of your SF 330 are required: One paper copy and one electronic copy on a CD. The submittal/delivery address is Commander, NAVFAC HAWAII (Code OPHA1), 400 Marshall Road, Building A-13, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3139, (A-E Solicitation No. N62478-16-R-5025). You may also hand deliver your SF 330 to Building A-13 (please call Ms. Alice Mende at (808) 474-2365 to make arrangements to hand deliver). The delivery address is inside a military installation, therefore, strict security measures are in force and delays should be anticipated. This solicitation requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via e-mail; therefore, e-mail address must be shown on the SF 330, Part 1, Section B8. Firms responding to this announcement by Wednesday, December 2, 2015 will be considered. Firms must submit forms by 2:00 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (HST). This is not a request for a proposal. Point of Contact is Ms. Alice Mende, Contracting Officer, Phone (808) 474-2365, email alice.mende@navy.mil.

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Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number for this procurement is WF-133F-15-RQ-1046 and is hereby issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective August, 2015. (iv) This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The associated NAICS code is 519130 with a corresponding small business size standard of $500 employees. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers See Attached Standard Form 18 included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired See the Statement of Work which is included as a separate attachment on FBO. (vii) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB Point. Place of Delivery: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 All deliveries shall be FOB Destination. All Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed below are available for download at https://acquisition.gov/far/. (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. No addenda are included. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition as follows: •(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: Factor A -- APPROACH AND CAPABILITIES - Offerors will be evaluated based on their corporate and individual qualifications to perform the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and experience with the types of services identified in the solicitation. Factor B -- PAST PERFORMANCE -- Performance by the quoter and its subcontractor(s) as it relates to all solicitation requirements will be evaluated. The evaluation will include the quality of supplies and services previously performed, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction and indication of ability to improve performance through proactive management. Evaluation of this factor will be based on the information contained in the proposal and information provided by references. The government may evaluate past performance by contacting references and/or other sources and may also consider other information available. Factor C - PRICE (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest priced offer or if the contracting officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the government. Note that any and all costs associated with proposal preparation, are the responsibility of the quoter and will not be reimbursed by the government. (x) The quoter must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its quote. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). XX (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). ALL XX (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). XX (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). XX (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. XX (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83) (Alternate I) (May 2014) __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43 __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note XX (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). XX (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). XX (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). XX (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C.1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) 1352.201-70 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. 1352.209-73 Compliance with the laws (APR) 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. 1352.209-74 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. 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal coniden confidentaility Agreements (FEB 2015) •(a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. •(b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. •(c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.204-13 SYSTEM for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number" means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities, which is used as the identification number for Federal contractors. "Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number" means the DUNS number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at subpart 32.11) for the same concern. "Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database" means that- (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, the Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (see Subpart 4.14), into the SAM database; (2) The Contractor has completed the Core, Assertions, Representations and Certifications, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database; (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process; and (4) The Government has marked the record "Active". "System for Award Management (SAM)" means the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. It includes- (1) Data collected from prospective Federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government; (2) Prospective contractor-submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.14; and (3) Identification of those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. (b) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis, from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates, its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (c) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to- (A) Change the name in the SAM database; (B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and (C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall ensure that the DUNS number is maintained with Dun & Bradstreet throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor shall communicate any change to the DUNS number to the Contracting Officer within 30 days after the change, so an appropriate modification can be issued to update the data on the contract. A change in the DUNS number does not necessarily require a novation be accomplished. Dun & Bradstreet may be contacted (i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (d) Contractors may obtain additional information on registration and annual confirmation requirements at https://www.acquisition.gov. (End of clause) 52.222-99 ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM WAGE FOR CONTRACTORS (DEVIATION) (JUNE 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, Implementation of the President's Executive Order Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated June 12, 2014. •(a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. •(b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. •(c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of adjustment. •(d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). •(e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. (End of Clause) 52.222-99 ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM WAGE FOR CONTRACTORS (DEVIATION) (JUNE 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, Implementation of the President's Executive Order Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated June 12, 2014. •(a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. •(b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. •(c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of adjustment. •(d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). •(e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. (End of Clause) 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) (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. 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://acqquisition.gov/far (End of clause) The following additional terms and conditions apply and are incorporated by reference: 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Apr 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. ASSURANCE BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (CLASS DEVIATION) (MARCH 2015) •(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 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 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 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, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that- •(a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. •(b) The offeror/contractor 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 agreements with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. Period of Performance The period of performance of this purchase order is September 24, 2015 through September 23, 2015. The following additional provisions apply: 1352.232-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (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: National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818. (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation Contract Law Division Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room H5882 Washington DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858 (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 1352.233-71 GAO and Court of Federal Claims Protests (APR 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, NW. Washington, DC 20230 FAX: (202) 482-5858\ 1352.237-71 Security Processing Requirements-Low Risk Contracts (APR 2010) (a) Investigative Requirements for Low Risk Contracts. All contractor (and subcontractor) personnel proposed to be employed under a Low Risk contract shall undergo security processing by the Department's Office of Security before being eligible to work on the premises of any Department of Commerce owned, leased, or controlled facility in the United States or overseas, or to obtain access to a Department of Commerce IT system. All Department of Commerce security processing pertinent to this contract will be conducted at no cost to the contractor. (b) Investigative requirements for Non-IT Service Contracts are: (1) Contracts more than 180 days-National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). (2) Contracts less than 180 days-Special Agency Check (SAC). (c) Investigative requirements for IT Service Contracts are: (1) Contracts more than 180 days-National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). (2) Contracts less than 180 days-National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). (d) In addition to the investigations noted above, non-U.S. citizens must have a background check that includes an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency check. (e) Additional Requirements for Foreign Nationals (Non-U.S. Citizens). Non-U.S. citizens (lawful permanent residents) to be employed under this contract within the United States must have: (1) Official legal status in the United States; (2) Continuously resided in the United States for the last two years; and (3) Obtained advance approval from the servicing Security Officer in consultation with the Office of Security headquarters. (f) DOC Security Processing Requirements for Low Risk Non-IT Service Contracts. Processing requirements for Low Risk non-IT Service Contracts are as follows: (1) Processing of a NACI is required for all contract employees employed in Low Risk non-IT service contracts for more than 180 days. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will invite the prospective contractor into e-QIP to complete the SF-85. The contract employee must also complete fingerprinting. (2) Contract employees employed in Low Risk non-IT service contracts for less than 180 days require processing of Form OFI-86C Special Agreement Check (SAC), to be processed. The Sponsor will forward a completed Form OFI-86C, FD-258, Fingerprint Chart, and Credit Release Authorization to the servicing Security Officer, who will send the investigative packet to the Office of Personnel Management for processing. (3) Any contract employee with a favorable SAC who remains on the contract over 180 days will be required to have a NACI conducted to continue working on the job site. (4) For Low Risk non-IT service contracts, the scope of the SAC will include checks of the Security/Suitability Investigations Index (SII), other agency files (INVA), Defense Clearance Investigations Index (DCII), FBI Fingerprint (FBIF), and the FBI Information Management Division (FBIN). (5) In addition, for those individuals who are not U.S. citizens (lawful permanent residents), the Sponsor may request a Customs Enforcement SAC on Form OFI-86C, by checking Block #7, Item I. In Block 13, the Sponsor should enter the employee's Alien Registration Receipt Card number to aid in verification. (6) Copies of the appropriate forms can be obtained from the Sponsor or the Office of Security. Upon receipt of the required forms, the Sponsor will forward the forms to the servicing Security Officer. The Security Officer will process the forms and advise the Sponsor and the Contracting Officer whether the contract employee can commence work prior to completion of the suitability determination based on the type of work and risk to the facility ( i.e. , adequate controls and restrictions are in place). The Sponsor will notify the contractor of favorable or unfavorable findings of the suitability determinations. The Contracting Officer will notify the contractor of an approved contract start date. (g) Security Processing Requirements for Low Risk IT Service Contracts. Processing of a NACI is required for all contract employees employed under Low Risk IT service contracts. (1) Contract employees employed in all Low Risk IT service contracts will require a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) to be processed. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will invite the prospective contractor into e-QIP to complete the SF-85. Fingerprints and a Credit Release Authorization must be completed within three working days from start of work, and provided to the Servicing Security Officer, who will forward the investigative package to OPM. (2) For Low Risk IT service contracts, individuals who are not U.S. citizens (lawful permanent residents) must undergo a NACI that includes an agency check conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. The Sponsor must request the ICE check as a part of the NAC. (h) Notification of Disqualifying Information. If the Office of Security receives disqualifying information on a contract employee, the Sponsor and Contracting Officer will be notified. The Sponsor shall coordinate with the Contracting Officer for the immediate removal of the employee from duty requiring access to Departmental facilities or IT systems. Contract employees may be barred from working on the premises of a facility for any of the following reasons: (1) Conviction of a felony crime of violence or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. (2) Falsification of information entered on security screening forms or of other documents submitted to the Department. (3) Improper conduct once performing on the contract, including criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct or other conduct prejudicial to the Government regardless of whether the conduct was directly related to the contract. (4) Any behavior judged to pose a potential threat to Departmental information systems, personnel, property, or other assets. (i) Failure to comply with security processing requirements may result in termination of the contract or removal of contract employees from Department of Commerce facilities or denial of access to IT systems. (j) Access to National Security Information. Compliance with these requirements shall not be construed as providing a contract employee clearance to have access to national security information. (k) The contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph, in all subcontracts. 1352.239-71 Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems XX 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future.

C--INDEFINITE DELIVERY INDEFINITE QUANTITY ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES FOR PLANNING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE, WITH EMPHASIS IN THE PACIFIC AND INDIAN OCEAN AREAS

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline January 14, 2016
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ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STANDARD FORM (SF) 330, ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFICATIONS, IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THERE IS NO SEPARATE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services are required for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contact for Planning and Engineering services located primarily in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, but may also include work worldwide. Services required under this contract include the preparation of various U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installation-specific (one Host Installation Command or tenant within that Installation) or facility specific (single facility or multiple facilities of the same functional type/use) planning studies or programming documents, and on limited occasions, related technical services and environmental documents/studies under the cognizance of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific. Services may also include projects at various Military Commands and Agencies (such as, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, and other U.S. Agencies) worldwide. The primary tasks anticipated under this contract include, but are not limited to: Regional Integration Plans (RIP); Shore Infrastructure Plans (SIP); Installation Development Plans (IDP); Area Development Plans; Sustainable Design and Urbanism Planning; Healthy Community Planning; Recapitalization Planning; Form-based Planning; Capital Improvement Plans; Maintenance and Sustainment Plans; Transportation/Circulation Plans; Siting/Land Use Studies; Special Planning Studies; Asset Utilization Studies; Functional Studies; Anti-Terrorism/Force-Protection (AT/FP) Studies and Project Documents; Military Training Studies; Air Installations Compatible Use Zone (AICUZ) Studies; Range Installation Compatible Use Zone (RAICUZ) Studies; Airfield and/or Waterfront Studies; Encroachment Action Plans; Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Studies; Facilitation of Visioning and Scenario Planning Workshops and/or Design/Planning Charrettes; Facilities Requirements Plan (FRP); Military Construction (MILCON) and Special Projects documentation (normally on Department of Defense Standard Form 1391) with supporting documents (such as, Cost Estimate (first-cost and life-cycle-cost), Budget Estimate Summary Sheet (BESS), Team 1391 Checklist, NAVFAC 1391 Checklist, Site Plans, Location Map, Utilities Site Plan, Floor Plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, etc.); Host Nation Funded (HNF) Construction Project Documents/Demolition Documents; System Safety documents; Site Approval Requests; Geospatial Information and Services. The secondary tasks anticipated under this contract may include: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Project Documents; Business Case Analysis; Economic Analysis and Facility Life Cycle Studies; Preliminary and Parametric Cost Estimates; Engineering and Architectural Studies; Landscape Architecture Plans; Real Estate Analysis; Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Studies; Land Inventory Analyses; Land Survey and Topographic Mapping; Environmental Studies; Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Test and Abatement Studies; Renewable Energy Research and Analysis; U.S. National Environmental Preservation Act (NEPA) documentation/studies (Record of Categorical Exclusion (RCE), Environmental Assessment (EA), Overseas Environmental Assessment (OEA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Notice of Intent, Preliminary Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPAA), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Record of Decision (ROD), Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS); Environmental Review analyses and documentation, natural and cultural resources studies, conservation/preservation plans, socio-economic impact analyses, repatriation studies/plans. All work shall be performed in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local policy, guidance, regulations, and laws including, but not limited to the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), Department of Defense Instructions (DoDI), Chief of Naval Operations Instructions (OPNAVINST), and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Instructions (NAVFACINST) and Programs. Evaluation and selection of the most highly qualified firm will be based on the selection criteria stated herein. The A-E must demonstrate its and each key consultant’s qualifications with respect to the published selection criteria for all services. The following selection criteria 1 thru 7 are listed below in descending order of importance: 1. Specialized recent experience (within ten (10) years) and technical competence of the firm in the following types of planning documents and related technical services: a. Installation and Regional Planning (such as RIP, SIP, IDP, Encroachment Action Plans, Functional Studies, Traffic/Parking/Circulation Plans, Siting/Land Use Studies) b. Facility Requirements Plan (FRP) updates to the Navy’s Shore Facilities Planning System c. Project Planning Documentation for MILCON, Special Projects, and Host Nation Construction Program projects. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section F). The submission should include a maximum of five (5) relevant projects demonstrating specialized experience of the proposed team in provision of the services noted in Criterion 1 (a, b, and c) above. The projects shall have been performed for the U.S. Military, for an A-E fee of $400,000.00 or more for each project, and completed within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of issuance of this notice. Projects that comply with the requirements of UFC 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning and the NAVFAC Installation Development Plan Consistency Guide or Marine Corps Order 11000.12 Real Property Facilities Manual, Facilities Planning and Programming will be evaluated more favorably. Projects for the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps will be evaluated more favorably than projects completed for other branches of the U.S. military or other government agencies. Projects within the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas will be evaluated more favorably than projects conducted in other geographic regions. Specialized experience of the prime firm will be evaluated more favorably than that of the subconsultants. Ensure that each project cited is either a standalone contract for a single tasking or a single task/delivery order on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. If more than five projects are provided, only the first five will be considered. Projects that have not been completed will be excluded from evaluation consideration. 2. Professional Qualifications of Key Personnel. Firms will be evaluated on professional qualifications and competence of the proposed key personnel to provide services to accomplish tasks required under this contract. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT (SF330 Part 1 Sections E, G, and D): a. Key Personnel Resumes: Provide resumes for a maximum of four key personnel (Project Manager, Senior Planner, Planner, GIS Specialist) to be assigned to this contract. For each key personnel, identify active professional registration or certification, area of expertise and demonstrated experience, role expected to play in this contract, and describe the roles they performed in a maximum of five completed U.S. Military projects relevant to Selection Criterion 1. Ensure that each project cited is either a standalone contract for a single tasking, or a single task/delivery order on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. Experience in U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps projects will be evaluated more favorably than experience with projects performed for other branches of the U.S. military or other government agencies. Project experience within the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas will be evaluated more favorably than experience in projects conducted in other geographic regions. Personnel of the prime contractor will be evaluated more favorably than that of the subconsultants. Resumes for key personnel are limited to two (2) pages each. Any pages over this limit will not be considered. b. Organizational Chart of Proposed Team: In a consolidated organizational chart, identify each of the four key personnel in the firm’s hierarchy. Also identify personnel from each of the following disciplines who will provide supporting services for this contract. a) Architecture b) Civil engineering c) Mechanical engineering d) Fire protection e) Electrical engineering f) Structural engineering g) Traffic engineering h) Acoustical engineering i) Ocean engineering j) Environmental engineering k) Explosive safety analysis l) Fuels Specialist m) Waterfront Operations Specialist n) Airfield Operations Specialist o) Archaeology/Cultural resources management p) Natural resources management q) Historical architecture r) Cost estimating s) Charrette facilitation If any of the key personnel or supporting disciplines being provided by subconsultant firms, identify the link between the prime and subconsultant personnel, designating the team member, firm, and capability each will provide for this contract. The chart shall be submitted on a single 11” x 17” sized sheet and use a font size of 10 points or larger. Resumes of personnel providing supporting services (items a through s above) are not required and will not be evaluated. 3. Past Performance. A-E firms will be evaluated based on past performance on projects relevant to selection criterion (1) above with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Past performance information not related to the projects related selection criterion (1) will not be considered. The A-E shall provide ACASS performance documentation or similar for each project. If an ACASS performance documentation or similar for each project is not available, provide a Performance Survey (download from the NECO website) and submit the Survey with the SF330). The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. It shall not be from the prime contractor on a project nor shall it be from a prime contractor to a subcontractor. If the A-E received any less than satisfactory past performance evaluations from customers/owners, it is incumbent upon the A-E to provide an explanation of the rating and what the A-E has done or will do to preclude less than satisfactory ratings on future contracts. In evaluating past performance, the Government may consider information in the A-E’s SF330 and information gathered from other sources including former customers, Government agencies, federal databases and other references. The info provided by the A-E may provide the major portion of the information used in the Governments evaluation for past performance. The Government, however, is not restricted to the information provided by the Offeror and may use other sources to assess past performance info such as the Past Performance Info Retrieval System (PPIRS), A-E Contract Administration Support System (ACASS), and inquiries with previous customers/owners. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section H). If an A-E is utilizing past performance information of affiliates/subsidiaries/parent /LLC/LTD member companies, the proposal shall clearly demonstrate that the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies will have meaningful involvement in the performance of the contract in order for the past performance info of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies to be considered. The information submitted shall state specific commitments of technical resources (e.g. personnel, equipment) that the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies will commit to the performance of this contract. In particular, the submitted information will clearly state the specific commitments of resources of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member that will perform the contract requirements. The SF330 shall also describe specific roles of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies in terms of the work it will either self-perform or manage on behalf of the A-E for future task orders in performance of the contract. A subcontractors or subconsultants past performance will not be given the same level of consideration as either the prime contractor or the joint venture partner because there is no direct legal relationship between the Government and the subcontractor/subconsultant. The Government will consider the past performance and experience of a subcontractor/subconsultant where the prime contractor provides, in its SF330, evidence of a binding teaming agreement or other contractual agreement which creates legal responsibility on the part of the prime contractor and the subcontractor/subconsultant to enter into a subcontract. However, the level of consideration will depend on the extent to which the A-E demonstrates the prime contractors commitment to award a subcontract to the subcontractor/subconsultant and subcontractors/subconsultants commitment to enter into a subcontract with the prime contractor, including legal accountability for both parties. Prime contractor-subcontractor/subconsultant teams/Joint Ventures/LLCs/LTDs with a demonstrated history of working successfully together on prior projects may be considered more favorably than those without such history. 4. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section H). Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large and small task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Describe the firm’s ability to perform and manage multiple complex projects in different locations and the ability to surge to meet unexpected demands. Describe the firm’s ability to provide qualified backup staffing for key personnel to ensure continuity of service with minimal disruption to projects initiated under other NAVFAC PAC contracts/task orders. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and subconsultants for the specified performance period. 5. Quality Control Program. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section H). Briefly describe how the prime ensures quality consistently across the entire team and how quality of subcontractors work is assured. Briefly describe internal quality assurance procedures and indicate effectiveness. Address the team’s QC processes for checking documents for errors, omissions and quality and incorporating and tracking review comments. 6. A-E Firm’s Location: A-E firms will be evaluated on the locations of the office or offices from which the A-E firm will perform the work under this contract. Locations within the general geographical area of the work and knowledge of the locality of the work (e.g., Hawaii, Guam, and other areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR) will be evaluated. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section H). Indicate the location of the office that will be performing the work including sub-consultants offices. Describe and illustrate the team’s knowledge of the geographical area (e.g., Hawaii, Guam, and other areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR). Address ability of the firm to ensure timely response to requests for on site support. 7. Volume of Work: A-E firms will be evaluated in terms of work previously awarded to the A-E firm by Department of Defense (DoD) within the past 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of Department of Defense A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms and firms that have not had Department of Defense contracts. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (SF330, Part 1, Section H). Provide a list of DoD contracts or task orders awarded in the past 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. If the firm performed work as a subcontractor, indicate the contract and/or task order of the prime contractor and the estimated amount completed as the subcontractor. A-E firms with multiple offices shall indicate which branch office completed each project. This procurement is being solicited on a 100% set-aside for small business concerns; therefore, replies to this notice are requested from only small business concerns. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310. The Small Business size standard is $7.5 million average annual receipts over the past three years. Estimated date of contract award is August 2016. Work under this IDIQ contract will be issued by firm-fixed price task orders. The contract term will be a base year and four one-year option periods (if exercised). The total fee for the contract term shall not exceed $20,000,000. The options may be exercised within the timeframe specified in the resultant contract at the sole discretion of the Government subject to the workload and/or satisfactory performance by the A-E under the contract. There will be no synopsis in the event the options included in the contract are exercised. The minimum guarantee for the entire contract term (including option years) is $10,000. There will be no dollar limit per task order and no dollar limit per year. No other general notification to firms for other similar projects performed under this contract will be made. The contract will be of the Indefinite Quantity type where the work will be required on an as needed basis during the life of the contract providing the government and contractor agree on the amount. Each project contract will be a firm fixed price A-E Contract. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) Database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM Database may render the A-E ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website: https://www.sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications is also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2014). For technical SAM help, contact the SAM help desk at www.fsd.gov. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. 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 partners/parties 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 authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. The government will put more importance on criteria performed in whole or in part by the prime contractor vice a subcontractor. Submittals that do not include responses addressing ALL elements of the criteria stated above must include an explanation why that element is not addressed. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., will not be considered. The contract will require that the selected A-E firm have e-mail and Internet on-line access for routine exchange of correspondence. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via e-mail to Ms. Annette Tijerina, annette.tijerina@navy.mil and Lorna Sikorski, lorna.sikorski@navy.mil, no later than 16 December 2015. Questions submitted after 16 December 2015 may not be addressed due to time constraints. Verbal queries will not be entertained. All potential offerors are advised to check daily the NECO website, https://www.neco.navy.mil/, or Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this presolicitation notice. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. This procurement will result in one Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract Architect-Engineer (A and E) services for Planning and Engineering services located in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, but may also include work worldwide, and will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented by FAR Subpart 36.6. SELECTION CRITERIA AND SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: Standard Form 330s will be evaluated to determine the most highly-qualified firm based on criterion responses. Failure to provide requested data or to comply with the instructions in this notice could result in a firm being considered less qualified or eliminated from consideration. Brooks Act (PL 92-582) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 36.6 selection procedures apply. The A and E must demonstrate the team’s qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria. Failure to provide complete submission information defined in the evaluation factors below may affect a firm’s qualification ratings. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Include a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria. If necessary, continue on plain bond paper. The SF 330 shall be typed and one-sided (8.5 x 11 inches) pages. Include the following items on the SF330, Part 1, Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. This announcement requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via email, therefore, please include an email address on the SF 330, Part I, Section B8. In accordance with the Brooks Act, the A-E firm must be a registered /licensed architect and/or engineering firm to be eligible for award of this contract and must submit proof (i.e. State registration number, a brief explanation of the A-E firm’s licensing in states that do not register firms, etc.) with the SF 330. Failure to submit the required proof may result in an A-E’s elimination from consideration. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. A-E firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 330, A-E Qualifications to the office shown below. SF330, Part II, shall be submitted for each firm that will be part of the team proposed and identified in Part I. Submit three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy on a CD of Parts I and II are required. Firms responding to this announcement by 14 January 2016, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) will be considered. This is not a request for a proposal. (1) For SF330s being sent via United States Postal Services (USPS): Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch (ACQ31:AT) N62742-16-R-0200 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100 JBPHH, HI 96860-3134 (2) For SF330s being hand-delivered or Private Courier: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch (ACQ31:AT) N62742-16-R-0200 4262 Radford Drive, Building 62 Honolulu, HI 96818-3296

C--IDIQ Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services for Geotechnical Projects, Various Locations in All Areas under Cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STANDARD FORM (SF) 330, ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFICATIONS, IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THERE IS NO SEPARATE Request for Proposal (RFP) PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services are required for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Geotechnical Projects, Various Locations in All Areas under Cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific. Services include, but are not limited to design and engineering services for geotechnical investigations including subsurface borings, soil sampling, field tests, geotechnical laboratory testing, analysis, reports and related work. These services will be in support of in-house design or engineering efforts for facilities primarily located in the NAVFAC Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). The services may involve but are not limited to earthwork; pavement; foundations; retaining walls; site characterization; hazardous waste characterization; and solid waste handling and disposal. As part of the site assessment, the required services may include as supporting elements of work environmental investigations, surveys, and audits including monitoring well installation, water and soil sampling, environmental laboratory testing, pavement distress surveys, analysis, reports; post construction award services (PCAS), and related work. The work may include projects in various NAVFAC Pacific locations in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and Guam. If asbestos or hazardous materials exist, the Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractor shall identify and provide for their disposal in the required documents in accordance with applicable rules and regulations pertaining to such hazardous materials. The selected A-E may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within ten days of the meeting. Evaluation and selection of the most highly qualified firm will be based on the selection criteria stated herein. The A-E must demonstrate its and each key consultant’s qualifications with respect to the published selection criteria for all services. The following selection criteria 1 thru 7 are list below in descending order of importance: Criterion (1). Professional Qualifications of the prime firm and key personnel (may be from the prime firm and/or subconsultant’s firm) proposed for this contract. The evaluation will consider professional registration, education, relevant experience and longevity with the firm in conducting geotechnical investigations and consulting work relating to earthwork, pavement, and foundation design in support of multi-discipline architect-engineering services that include Military Construction project documentation (DD Form 1391), Functional Analysis and Concept Development (FACD), Design Charrette, and Request for Proposal (RFP) Design-Build (DB) and Design-Bid-Build (DBB) solicitation documents for projects in Hawaii, Guam, and tropical areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR. Tropical areas are defined as locations lying between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. The work also includes as supporting elements of work environmental investigations; hazardous waste handling and disposal; and solid waste handling and disposal. For relevant DB RFP projects, familiarity with the NAVFAC 6-part DB RFP will be evaluated more favorably. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: SF330, Part 1, Section E. Key Personnel shall be proposed for but not limited to the following disciplines: geotechnical, civil, structural, environmental, cost, and ocean engineering. Provide the following: (1) list of names of each proposed key personnel to be assigned to this contract. Identify and describe their professional registration or qualifications, role expected to play in this contract, and roles they performed in projects similar to those listed in Selection Criterion 2; and (b) resumes for key personnel are limited to two (2) pages each and shall include project specific info that clearly set forth the role and experience the individual had in performing the contract. Any pages over this limit will not be considered. Complete one Section E for each key personnel, providing all requested information. For Section E, Block 13, specify the proposed role of the key personnel in this Contract; i.e., Principal, Project Manager, or Engineer, etc. Each Section E submission shall include a maximum of five (5) completed relevant projects along with description of correlated A-E support services rendered, e.g., multi-discipline architect-engineering support services that may include Military Construction project documentation (DD Form 1391), Functional Analysis and Concept Development (FACD), Design Charrette, and Request for Proposal (RFP) Design-Build (DB) and Design-Bid-Build (DBB) solicitation documents for projects in Hawaii, Guam, and tropical areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR. Tropical areas are defined as locations lying between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. Professional services of projects submitted must have been completed within the past 5 years. Limit key personnel to not more than five (5) for the prime firm and not more than three (3) for the subconsultant’s firm. If more key personnel are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first key personnel up to the limits given above and disregard any excess key personnel information. Professional qualifications of prime firm or prime firm’s key personnel will be evaluated more favorably than that of a subconsultant’s. Criterion (2). Specialized Recent Experience within the last 5 years and Technical Competence of the prime firm and key personnel (may be from the prime firm and/or subconsultant’s firm) proposed for this contract in conducting geotechnical investigations and consulting work relating to earthwork, pavement, and foundation design in support of multi-discipline architect-engineering services that include Military Construction project documentation (DD Form 1391), Functional Analysis and Concept Development (FACD), Design Charrette, and Request for Proposal (RFP) Design-Build (DB) and Design-Bid-Build (DBB) solicitation documents for projects in the Hawaii, Guam, and tropical areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR. Tropical areas are defined as locations lying between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. The work also includes as supporting elements of work environmental investigations; hazardous waste handling and disposal; and solid waste handling and disposal. Specialized recent experience and technical competence of the prime firm or prime firm’s key personnel will be evaluated more favorably than that of a subconsultant’s. Projects located within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR will be evaluated more favorably. For relevant DB RFP projects, familiarity with the NAVFAC 6-part DB RFP will be evaluated more favorably. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: (1) SF330, Part 1, Section F. The A-E should provide a maximum of five (5) completed relevant projects along with a detailed description of A-E support services rendered Professional services of relevant projects submitted must have been completed within the past 5 years. If more than 5 projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. A “project” is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract. Submission of information on an IDIQ type contract in general terms will not be considered. Experience and technical competence of the prime firm/key personnel will be given more consideration than that of a subconsultant’s. Criterion (3). Past Performance: A-E firms will be evaluated on the projects documented in selection criterion (2) above with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Past performance information not related to the projects described to meet selection criterion (2) will not be considered. The A-E shall provide ACASS performance documentation or similar for each project. If an ACASS performance documentation or similar for each project is not available, provide a Performance Survey (download from the NECO website) and submit the Survey with the SF330). The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. It shall not be from the prime contractor on a project nor shall it be from a prime contractor to a subcontractor. If the A-E received any less than satisfactory past performance evaluations from customers/owners, it is incumbent upon the A-E to provide an explanation of the rating and what the A-E has done or will do to preclude less than satisfactory ratings on future contracts. In evaluating past performance, the Government may consider information in the A-E’s SF330 and information gathered from other sources including former customers, Government agencies, federal databases and other references. The info provided by the A-E may provide the major portion of the information used in the Governments evaluation for past performance. The Government, however, is not restricted to the information provided by the Offeror and may use other sources to assess past performance info such as the Past Performance Info Retrieval System (PPIRS), A-E Contract Administration Support System (ACASS), and inquiries with previous customers/owners. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. If an A-E is utilizing past performance information of affiliates/subsidiaries/parent /LLC/LTD member companies, the proposal shall clearly demonstrate that the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies will have meaningful involvement in the performance of the contract in order for the past performance info of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies to be considered. The information submitted shall state specific commitments of technical resources (e.g. personnel, equipment) that the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies will commit to the performance of this contract. In particular, the submitted information will clearly state the specific commitments of resources of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member that will perform the contract requirements. The SF330 shall also describe specific roles of the affiliate/subsidiary/parent/LLC/LTD member companies in terms of the work it will either self-perform or manage on behalf of the A-E for future task orders in performance of the contract. A subcontractors or subconsultants past performance will not be given the same level of consideration as either the prime contractor or the joint venture partner because there is no direct legal relationship between the Government and the subcontractor/subconsultant. The Government will consider the past performance and experience of a subcontractor/subconsultant where the prime contractor provides, in its SF330, evidence of a binding teaming agreement or other contractual agreement which creates legal responsibility on the part of the prime contractor and the subcontractor/subconsultant to enter into a subcontract. However, the level of consideration will depend on the extent to which the A-E demonstrates the prime contractors commitment to award a subcontract to the subcontractor/subconsultant and subcontractors/subconsultants commitment to enter into a subcontract with the prime contractor, including legal accountability for both parties. Prime contractor-subcontractor/subconsultant teams/Joint Ventures/LLCs/LTDs with a demonstrated history of working successfully together on prior projects may be considered more favorably than those without such history. Criterion (4). Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large and small task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and subconsultants for the specified performance period. Criterion (5). Quality Control Program. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Briefly describe how the prime ensures quality consistently across the entire team and how quality of subcontractors work is assured. Briefly describe internal quality assurance procedures and indicate effectiveness. Address the team’s QC processes for checking documents for errors, omissions and quality and incorporating and tracking review comments. Criterion (6). A-E Firm’s Location: A-E firms will be evaluated on the locations of the office or offices from which the A-E firm will perform the work under this contract. Locations within the general geographical area of the work and knowledge of the locality of the work (e.g., Hawaii, Guam, tropical areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR) will be evaluated. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Indicate the location of office that will be performing the work including sub-consultants offices. Describe and illustrate the team’s knowledge of the geographical area (e.g., Hawaii, Guam, tropical areas within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR). Address ability of the firm to ensure timely response to requests for on site support. Criterion (7). Volume of Work: A-E firms will be evaluated in terms of work previously awarded to the A-E firm by Department of Defense (DoD) within the past 12 months, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of Department of Defense A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms and firms that have not had Department of Defense contracts. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Provide a list of DoD contracts or task orders awarded in the past 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. If the firm performed work as a subcontractor, indicate the contract and/or task order of the prime contractor and the estimated amount completed as the subcontractor. A-E firms with multiple offices shall indicate which branch office completed each project. This procurement is being solicited on a 100% set-aside for small business concerns; therefore, replies to this notice are requested from only small business concerns. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15.0 million average annual receipts over the past three years. Estimated date of contract award is September 2015. Work under this IDIQ contract will be issued by firm-fixed price task orders. The contract term will be a base year and four one-year option periods (if exercised). The total fee for the contract term shall not exceed $10,000,000. The options may be exercised within the timeframe specified in the resultant contract at the sole discretion of the Government subject to the workload and/or satisfactory performance by the A-E under the contract. There will be no synopsis in the event the options included in the contract are exercised. The minimum guarantee for the entire contract term (including option years) is $10,000. Estimated construction cost of project is between $5,000 and $100,000,000. There will be no dollar limit per task order and no dollar limit per year. No other general notification to firms for other similar projects performed under this contract will be made. The contract will be of the Indefinite Quantity type where the work will be required on an as needed basis during the life of the contract providing the government and contractor agree on the amount. Each project contract will be a firm fixed price A-E Contract. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) Database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM Database may render the A-E ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website: https://www.sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications is also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2014). For technical SAM help, contact the SAM help desk at www.fsd.gov. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. 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 partners/parties 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 authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. The government will put more importance on criteria performed in whole or in part by the prime contractor vice a subcontractor. Submittals that do not include responses addressing ALL elements of the criteria stated above must include an explanation why that element is not addressed. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., will not be considered. The contract will require that the selected A-E firm have e-mail and Internet on-line access for routine exchange of correspondence. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via e-mail to Ms. Annette Tijerina, annette.tijerina@navy.mil no later than March 30, 2015. Questions submitted after March 30, 2015 may not be addressed due to time constraints. Verbal queries will not be entertained. All potential offerors are advised to check daily the NECO website, https://www.neco.navy.mil/, or Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this presolicitation notice. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Include a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria. If necessary, continue on plain bond paper. The SF 330 shall be typed and one-sided (8.5 x 11 inches) pages. Include the following items on the SF330, Part 1, Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. This announcement requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via email, therefore, please include an email address on the SF 330, Part I, Section B8. In accordance with the Brooks Act, the A-E firm must be a registered /licensed architect and/or engineering firm to be eligible for award of this contract and must submit proof (i.e. State registration number, a brief explanation of the A-E firm’s licensing in states that do not register firms, etc.) with the SF 330. Failure to submit the required proof may result in an A-E’s elimination from consideration. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. A-E firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 330, A-E Qualifications to the office shown below. SF330, Part II, shall be submitted for each firm that will be part of the team proposed and identified in Part I. Submit three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy on a CD of Parts I and II are required. Firms responding to this announcement by 14 April 2015, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) will be considered. This is not a request for a proposal. (1) For SF330s being sent via United States Postal Services (USPS): Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch (ACQ31:AT) N62742-15-R-0002 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100 JBPHH, HI 96860-3134 (2) For SF330s being hand-delivered or Private Courier: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch (ACQ31:AT) N62742-15-R-0002 4262 Radford Drive, Building 62 Honolulu, HI 96818-3296

C--Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Architect-Engineer Services For Various Structural Projects and Other Projects under the Cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published April 29, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
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This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for Small Business concerns. The small business size standard classification is NAICS 541330 ($14 M in annual receipts over the past three years). Services include, but are not limited to, design and engineering services for projects that involve repair, alteration, maintenance and structural design and engineering involvement, such as waterfront facilities (piers, wharves and dry-docks), building, and structures at various locations under the cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii. A-E services include, but are not limited to the execution and delivery of Design-Build (DB) Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation documents; Design-Bid-Build (DBB) Design contract documents; technical surveys and reports including concept studies, site engineering investigation, topographical survey, geotechnical investigation, construction cost estimates, Post Construction Award Services (PCAS). PCAS consists of technical consultation during construction, including, but not limited to review of construction submittals, site visits, operations and maintenance support information, record drawings, and other miscellaneous services. If asbestos or hazardous materials exist, the A-E contractor shall identify and provide recommendations for their disposal in the required documents in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, pertaining to such hazardous materials. The selected A-E may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within ten days of the meeting. The contract will be of the Indefinite Quantity type where the work will be required on an as needed basis during the life of the contract providing the government and contractor agree on the amount. Each project contract will be a firm fixed price A-E Contract. The Government will determine the delivery order amount by using rates negotiated and negotiate the effort required to perform the particular project. The contract term will be for a base plus four option periods. The Government reserves the right to exercise the option to extend the contract term. The maximum value for the contract inclusive of all options shall not exceed $10,000,000. The Government guarantees a minimum of $10,000. There will be no future synopsis in the event the options included in the contract are exercised. Estimated construction cost of project is between $25,000 and $25,000,000. Estimated date of contract award is September 2015. Proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The following selection evaluation criteria, in order of importance, will be used in the evaluation of A-E firms: Criterion (1). Professional qualifications of firm and staff proposed for the design of the repair, alteration, maintenance and structural engineering investigation of Navy-type shore facilities such as waterfront facilities (piers, wharves and dry-docks), buildings, and structures, including underwater inspections and geotechnical investigations in tropical environments similar to Hawaii. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (a) SF330, Part 1, Section E. Key personnel shall be proposed. Complete one Section E for each key personnel, providing all requested information. For Section E, Block 13, specify the role of the key personnel proposed for this project, e.g., Principal, Project Engineer, Project Architect, Architect, or Engineer, etc. Do not use other company titles such as “Type I Engineer” where the discipline and role are unidentifiable. (b) SF330, Part 1, Section H. Provide a list indicating by discipline (i.e., architectural, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire protection, interior design, and cost engineering) the number of licensed professionals proposed. Criterion (2). Specialized recent experience and technical competence of firm or particular staff members proposed for the design of the repair, alteration, maintenance, structural engineering investigation, preparation of Design-Bid-Build documents and preparation of Design-Build Request for Proposal (NAVFAC 6 Part format) documents of Navy-type shore facilities such as waterfront facilities (piers, wharves and dry-docks), buildings, and structures including underwater inspections and geotechnical investigations in tropical environments similar to Hawaii. NOTE: Specialized recent experience and technical competence of firm or particular staff members of the prime A-E will be given more favorable consideration. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: (a) SF330, Part 1, Section F. For the proposed team, provide in Section F a maximum of ten (10) completed relevant projects along with description of correlated A-E support services rendered. Professional services of relevant projects submitted must have been completed within the past 10 years. If more than 10 projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first ten projects and disregard any other project information after the first ten projects. Relevant projects shall be civil or multi-disciplinary projects in tropical environments similar to Hawaii, Guam, and Pacific Ocean areas. A “project” is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Section F, Block 25, item (3) ROLE, shall clearly identify the prime contractor (e.g., ROLE, Electrical – prime contractor). (b) SF330, Part 1, Section E. Each Section E shall include a maximum of five (5) completed relevant projects along with description of correlated A-E support services rendered. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. Professional services of projects submitted must have been completed within the past 10 years. Criterion (3). Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry within the past 7 years, in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. For each relevant project submitted in Section F, submit a DD2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect Engineer). If a DD2631 is not available, provide a Performance Survey (download from NECO website) and submit the Survey with the SF330. The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the construction contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. It shall not be from the prime contractor on a design build project nor shall it be from a prime contractor to a subcontractor. Otherwise provide a Performance Evaluation for other relevant projects not indicated in Section F. The information provided in the SF330 may provide the major portion of the information used in the Governments evaluation for past performance. The Government however, is not restricted to the information provided by the SF330 and may use other sources to assess past performance information such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Architect Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) and inquiries with previous customers / owners. If the A-E received any less than satisfactory past performance evaluations from customers/owners, it is incumbent upon the A-E to provide an explanation of the rating and what the A-E has done or will do to preclude less than satisfactory ratings on future contracts. Criterion (4). Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large and small task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and sub-consultants for the specified performance period. Criterion (5). Knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts and principles to facilities and infrastructure problems through an integrated design approach. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Provide specific examples of a maximum of five (5) projects completed that applied sustainability concepts and principles through an integrated design approach. Discuss key personnel experience and qualifications. Criterion (6). A-Es quality control program experience. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Briefly describe how the prime ensures quality consistently across the entire team and how quality of subcontractors work is assured. Briefly describe internal quality assurance procedures and indicate effectiveness. Address the teams QC processes for checking documents for errors, omissions and quality and incorporating and tracking review comments. Criterion (7). Firm’s location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Indicate location of office that will be performing the work including sub consultants offices. Describe and illustrate the team’s knowledge of the geographical area (e.g., Hawaii, Guam and other tropical areas in the Pacific Ocean). Address ability of the firm to ensure timely response to requests for onsite support. Criterion (8). Volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense (DoD) shall also be considered, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms and firms that have not had DoD contracts. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: SF330, Part 1, Section H. Provide a list of DoD contracts awarded in the last 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. Firms with multiple offices shall indicate which office was awarded the contract/task order. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM database may render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website at http://sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications is also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2012). The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and consultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. A-E firms meeting the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form 330, Architect Engineer Qualifications. The submittal/delivery address is Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, (Code OPHA1), 400 Marshall Road, Building A-13, JBPHH, HI 96860-3139. Please submit in a sealed envelope/package and mark the bottom right corner SF330 for A-E Solicitation No. N62478-15-R-5024, DO NOT OPEN IN MAIL ROOM. This address is for all deliveries, including US Mail, courier service and/or personal delivery services; no other address is acceptable. The delivery address is inside a military installation, therefore, strict securities measures are in force; anticipate delays. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. Consultants to the prime A-E firm are required to submit only Part II of the SF 330. Two copies of your SF 330 are required: One paper copy and one electronic copy on a CD. This solicitation requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via e-mail therefore, email address must be shown on the SF 330, Part 1, Section B8. Firms responding to this announcement by Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (HST) will be considered. This is not a request for a proposal.

C--Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for Architect-Engineer Services for Various Mechanical, Fire Protection and Other Projects Under the Cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 4, 2015
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This solicitation is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The small business size standard classification is NAICS 541330 ($14 M in annual receipts over the past three years). Services include, but are not limited to, design and engineering services for various Design Build and Design Bid-Build mechanical and fire protection projects with associated multi-discipline architect-engineering support services. The services may include, but are not limited to, engineering studies/investigations; Functional Analysis Concept Development (FACD); design charettes; economic analyses; preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and parametric cost estimates; as-built drawings; facility commissioning; facility retro-commissioning; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); and post construction services. The majority of the projects will be of the mechanical discipline. Projects may involve new construction, alteration, repair, and installation of mechanical and fire protection facilities and systems. If asbestos or hazardous materials exist, the Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractor shall identify and provide for their disposal in the required documents in accordance with applicable rules and regulations pertaining to such hazardous materials. The selected A-E may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within ten days of the meeting. The contract will be of the Indefinite Quantity type where the work will be required on an as needed basis during the life of the contract providing the government and contractor agree on the amount. Each project contract will be a firm fixed price A-E Contract. The Government will determine the delivery order amount by using rates negotiated and negotiate the effort required to perform the particular project. The contract term will be a base year and four one-year option years. The Government reserves the right to exercise the option years to extend the contract term. There is no dollar limit per year. The total fee for the contract term shall not exceed $10,000,000. The Government guarantees a minimum of $10,000. There will be no future synopsis in the event the options included in the contract are exercised. Estimated construction cost of project is between $25,000 and $25,000,000. Estimated date of contract award is November 2015. Proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The following selection evaluation criteria, in order of importance, will be used in the evaluation of A-E firms: Criterion (1) Professional qualifications of firm and staff proposed for the preparation of Design Bid-Build and Design Build Request for Proposal contract documents for mechanical air-conditioning systems and controls, compressed air systems, industrial exhaust and ventilation systems, water heating systems, plumbing systems, water pumping systems, hydraulic systems, elevators/vertical transportation equipment (VTE), gas piping systems, and petroleum/oils/lubricant (POL) systems for facilities in tropical environments similar to Hawaii, Guam and Pacific Ocean areas; and the design of fire protection systems and controls, fire protection studies and surveys, fire protection investigative reports, fire hazard analysis, life safety code analysis, hydrant flow tests, fire alarm system tests, fire protection/alarm systems for aircraft hangars, warehouses, administrative facilities and other industrial facilities in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and Pacific Ocean areas. Criterion (2) Specialized recent experience and technical competence of firm or particular staff members proposed for the preparation of Design Bid-Build and Design Build Request for Proposal contract documents for mechanical air-conditioning systems and controls, compressed air systems, industrial exhaust and ventilation systems, water heating systems, plumbing systems, water pumping systems, hydraulic systems, fire protection systems, elevators/vertical transportation equipment (VTE), gas piping systems, and petroleum/oils/lubricant (POL) systems for facilities in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and Pacific Ocean areas; and the design of fire protection systems and controls, fire protection studies and surveys, fire protection investigative reports, fire hazard analysis, life safety code analysis, hydrant flow tests, fire alarm system tests, fire protection/alarm systems for aircraft hangars, warehouses, administrative facilities and other industrial facilities in tropical environments similar to Hawaii and Pacific Ocean areas; in addition fire protection discipline includes design of Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) measures for facilities and waterways. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: For the proposed team, provide a maximum of ten (10) completed relevant projects along with description of correlated A-E support services rendered. Professional services of relevant projects submitted must have been completed within the past 10 years. Criterion (3) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: For each relevant project submitted, submit a DD2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect Engineer). If a DD2631 is not available, provide a Performance Survey, Attachment 1, and submit the Survey with the SF330. The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the construction contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. Criterion (4) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large and small task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and sub-consultants for the specified performance period. Criterion (5) Knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts and principles to facilities and infrastructure problems through an integrated design approach. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: Provide specific samples of a maximum of five (5) projects completed that applied sustainability concepts and principles through an integrated design approach. Discuss key personnel experience and qualifications. Criterion (6) A-Es quality control program experience. Criterion (7) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project Criterion (8) Volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense shall also be considered, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of Department of Defense A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms and firms that have not had Department of Defense contracts. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: Provide a list of DoD contracts awarded in the last 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. Firms with multiple offices shall indicate which office was awarded the contract/task order. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM database may render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website at http://sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications is also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2012). The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility siting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. A-E firms meeting the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form 330, Architect Engineer Qualifications. Consultants to the prime A-E firm are required to submit only Part II of the SF 330. Two copies of your SF 330 are required: One paper copy and one electronic copy on a CD. Should there be discrepancies between the paper and electronic submissions, the paper copy shall govern. This solicitation requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via email, therefore, email address must be shown on the SF 330, Part 1, Section B8. The submittal/delivery address is Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, Code OPHA1:RD (N62478-15-R-5023), 400 Marshall Road, Building A-13, JBPHH, HI 96860-3139, This address is for all deliveries, including US Mail, courier service and/or personal delivery services; no other address is acceptable. The delivery address is inside a military installation, therefore, strict securities measures are in force; anticipate delays. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via email to Ms. Rika Delaunay, rika.delaunay@navy.mil. Firms responding to this announcement by Thursday, June 4, 2015 will be considered. Firms must submit forms by 2:00 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (HST). This is not a request for a proposal.

C--INDEFINITE DELIVERY INDEFINITE QUANTITY ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES FOR ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS UNDER THE COGNIZANCE OF NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, PACIFIC

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published May 13, 2015  -  Deadline June 18, 2015
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ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STANDARD FORM (SF) 330, ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFCATIONS, IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THERE IS NO RFP PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. Architect-Engineer (A-E) services are required for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract to include design and engineering services for architectural projects at various locations under the cognizance of NAVFAC Pacific. Design and engineering services consist of, but are not limited to, the execution and delivery of Military Construction (MILCON) project documentation (DD Form 1391); Functional Analysis and Concept Development (FACD)/design charrettes; Request for Proposal (RFP) Design-Build (DB) solicitation documents; Design-Bid-Build (DBB)/Final Design contract documents; technical surveys and reports including site engineering investigation, topographical survey, geotechnical investigation, hazardous material survey, Munitions of Explosive Concern (MEC) survey, and others; construction cost estimates; Comprehensive Interior Design (CID) including Structural Interior Design (SID) and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF and E); and Post Construction Award Services (PCAS). PCAS consist of technical consultation during construction, including, but not limited to, review of construction submittals, site visits, operations and maintenance support information, record drawings, and other miscellaneous services. Architectural projects consist of new construction of base development facilities, including, but not limited to, bachelor enlisted quarters, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory. Evaluation and selection of the most highly qualified firm will be based on the selection criteria stated herein. The A-E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published selection criteria for all services. The following selection criteria, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate the qualifications of the A-E firms: Criterion 1. Firm’s Specialized Experience: Firms recent specialized experience in the design of new base development facility projects, $20 million or more in construction value per project/contract, completed within the past ten (10) years, including specified design and engineering services. Repair and alteration projects shall not be considered in the evaluation. Relevant base development facility projects shall include new bachelor enlisted quarters, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory. Submission of more variety in the types of base development facility projects will be more favorably considered. Specified design and engineering services shall include execution of DD 1391 or similar project programming document, FACD/design charrettes, DB RFP solicitation documents, and DBB/Final Design contract documents. Specified design and engineering services for new base development facility projects do not have to be within a single project scope; however, base development facility projects that contain several or all of these services will be given more favorable consideration than projects that contain only individual services. Base development facility projects designed and constructed in tropical environments similar to Guam and Hawaii (subject to high winds and corrosion) will be considered more favorably. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section F. Submit a maximum of five (5) relevant projects, $20 million or more in construction value, completed in the past ten (10) years, which best demonstrates the firm’s recent specialized experience in the design of new base development facility projects AND the specified design and engineering services, described above. If more than five projects are submitted, the Government will evaluate the first five projects listed in Part I, Section F and disregard any other project information. Each project shall include (1) project title; (2) location; (3) year completed; (4) project owner; (5) point-of-contact name, e-mail address, and phone number; (6) contract number or project identification number; (7) contract period of performance; (8) contract award amount; and (9) description of project and relevance to this solicitation. A project is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order in an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract having the features described above. For IDIQs, the Government will not evaluate information provided for an IDIQ contract and will only evaluate individual task order information. The submission shall include a discussion of who executed the project as pertinent to demonstrating the offeror’s specialized experience. If a project was performed by a joint venture (JV), and all JV partners are not on the team proposed for this solicitation, the offeror should specifically address the work performed on the project submitted by the proposed JV partner(s). If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the proposed JV partner(s), the project will be evaluated less favorably. Likewise, if the proposed JV partner(s) worked as a subcontractor on a project, the offeror should specifically address the work performed by the proposed JV partner(s) on the project submitted. If a project does not provide requested data, accessible point-of-contact, or valid phone number, that project may be evaluated less favorably. Note: If the A-E firm is a JV, info should be submitted for projects performed by the JV; however, if there are no recent relevant projects performed by the JV, submit projects performed by the individual partner entities of the JV. A subcontractors or subconsultants specialized experience will not be given the same level of consideration as either the prime contractor or the JV partner(s). Prime contractor-subcontractor/JVs/LLCs/LTDs with a demonstrated history of working successfully together on prior projects may be considered more favorably than those without such history. Criterion 2. Key Personnel’s Professional Qualifications, and Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (a) Professional Qualifications: Professional qualifications of key personnel proposed for two (2) design teams. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Identify key personnel for two (2) design teams proposed for the design of new base development facility projects. See Selection Criteria 1 for description of base development facility projects. Key personnel for each team shall be limited to the following: Principal-in-Charge of the prime A-E firm, Project Manager or Project Architect, Civil Project Engineer, Structural Project Engineer, Mechanical Project Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Fire Protection Project Engineer, and Cost Estimator. SF330, Part I, Section E. Submit professional qualifications for these key personnel, including active U.S. professional registration (include State and discipline), number of years of experience, role in this contract, firm name and location, and education. For Cost Estimator, indicate years of experience, role in this contract, firm name and location, and education. Professional registration for Cost Estimator is not required. Professional qualifications of personnel of the design teams other than the key personnel (e.g., Architect, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Topographic Surveyor, etc.) shall not be submitted, and if submitted, shall not be considered in the evaluation. (b) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Key personnel specialized experience and technical competence in the design of new base development facility projects, approximately $20 million or more in construction value per project/contract, completed within the past ten (10) years, including specified design and engineering services. Relevant base development facility projects shall include new bachelor enlisted quarters, consolidated club (officer/enlisted), fire station, fitness center, dining facility, auditorium/theater, exchange/retail store, school, headquarters building, administration building, aircraft hangar, maintenance shop, distribution warehouse, and armory. Submission of more variety in the types of base development facility projects will be more favorably considered. Repair and alteration projects shall not be considered in the evaluation. Specified design and engineering services shall include execution of DD 1391 or similar project programming document, FACD/design charrettes, DB RFP solicitation documents, and DBB/Final Design contract documents. Specified design and engineering services for new base development facility projects do not have to be within a single project scope; however, base development facility projects that contain several or all of these services will be given more favorable consideration than projects that contain only individual services. Base development facility projects designed and constructed in tropical environments similar to Guam and Hawaii (subject to high winds and corrosion) will be considered more favorably. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section E. Specialized experience and technical competence shall be limited to the two (2) Project Architects. Relevant project information for other key personnel is not required and if submitted, shall not be considered in the evaluation. For these other key personnel, complete Blocks 12 through 18; and leave Block 19, Relevant Projects, blank. Complete one Section E for each Project Architect, providing all requested information. Submit a maximum of three (3) projects for new base development facilities for each Project Architect, demonstrating experience in the specified design and engineering services (execution of DD 1391’s or similar project programming document, FACD/design charrettes, DB RFP solicitation documents, and DBB/Final Design contract documents). A project is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order in an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract having the features described above. If more than three projects for each Project Architect are submitted, the Government will evaluate the first three projects listed in Part I, Section E and disregard any other project information. Each project shall include project title and location, year completed, brief description, point-of-contact name, e-mail address, phone number, contract number or project identification number, contract period of performance, contract award amount, and the role and experience the Project Architect had in performing the project. If a project description does not clearly define the work performed by the Project Architect (including the specialized design and engineering service) or if a project does not provide the requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers, that project may be evaluated less favorably. Criterion 3. Past Performance: Firms will be evaluated on past performance on relevant base development facility projects with respect to work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and cooperation and responsiveness. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. For each relevant base development facility project submitted for Criterion (1), Firm’s Specialized Experience, submit a DD2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect-Engineer). If a DD2631 is not available, provide a Performance Survey (download from NECO, https://www.neco.navy.mil) and submit the Survey with the SF330. The Performance Survey shall be from the contracting agent and/or their representative responsible for the contract administration, or from the facility owner/user. It shall not be from the prime contractor on a design-build project nor shall it be from a prime contractor to a sub-contractor. Past performance information not related to the projects described to meet Criterion (1) will not be considered. The information provided in the SF330 may provide the major portion of the information used in the Government’s evaluation for past performance. The Government however, is not restricted to the information provided by the Offeror and may use other sources to assess past performance information such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS), and inquiries with previous customers/owners. PPIRS/ACASS will be evaluated for the firm that will perform the work and search will be based upon the DUNS number provided for the firm. If the A-E received any less than satisfactory past performance evaluations from customers/owners, it is incumbent upon the A-E to provide an explanation of the rating and what the A-E has done or will do to preclude less than satisfactory ratings on future contracts. Letters of commendation or awards are not required, and if submitted, shall not be considered in the evaluation. A subcontractors or subconsultants past performance will not be given the same level of consideration as either the prime contractor or the JV partner(s). Criterion 4. Capacity to perform the work in the required time and ability to accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Address staffing and capacity to accomplish the work under this IDIQ contract. Address how the firms organizational construct is most efficient and effective in the execution of work. Assume two (2) separate design teams will execute two (2) large projects concurrently. Identify team composition (prime A-E firm, subcontractor/subconsultant of major design disciplines, and other required design firms) and personnel (key personnel and other personnel of major design disciplines only). For all key personnel identified in Selection Criterion 2, explain their roles and responsibilities in the proposed organization. If the same key personnel are proposed for more than one (1) design team, provide explanation substantiating such designation and ability to accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Describe the proposed team’s ability to complete several large task orders concurrently requiring quick turnaround. Indicate the firm’s current workload and the availability of the prime and subconsultants for the specified performance period. Criterion 5. Sustainable Design: Firms will be evaluated in terms of their knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts through an integrated design approach and designing in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System or equivalent. Provide a maximum of three (3) projects that have attained or been submitted for LEED certification. For projects not yet certified, identify the date the project was submitted. For all projects, identify the teams major contribution(s) (design elements, features, equipment, etc.) in attainment of the certification. If more than three projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first three projects and disregard any other project information after the first three projects. LEED certified projects will be considered more favorably than projects not yet certified. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Provide specific examples on a maximum of three (3) completed projects that applied sustainability concepts and principles through an integrated design approach. Discuss key LEED personnel experience and qualifications. Criterion 6. Design Quality Control Program (DQCP): Firms will be evaluated on the acceptability of their internal design quality control program used to ensure technical accuracy of drawings, specifications, cost estimates and other required technical data. Describe the design quality control organization structure; and list the responsible personnel. Discuss the methodology that will be used to eliminate errors, omissions, interferences, and inconsistencies between all design disciplines and consultants; inconsistencies between drawings, specifications, and cost estimates; and for the incorporation of the latest criteria, lessons learned and review comments. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Briefly describe how the prime A-E will ensure quality consistently across the entire team and how quality of subcontractors work is assured. Briefly describe internal quality assurance procedures and indicate effectiveness. Address the team’s QC processes for checking documents for errors, omissions and quality and incorporating and tracking review comments. Criterion 7. Small Business Utilization. Firms will be evaluated on the extent to which their submissions demonstrate the identification and utilization of Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and if applicable, Historically Black Colleges or Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) in performance of this contract, whether as a joint venture, teaming arrangement, or subcontractor. The Government will evaluate proposals based on two sub-criteria: Sub-criteria A - Past performance in utilization of small business concerns. Firms will be evaluated on the extent to which small businesses were utilized, and that assigned small business goals were achieved on previous contracts and/or on the extent that small businesses were utilized on projects in which no goals were assigned. Firms shall provide historical data on utilization of SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, and HBCU/MI. Large Business offerors shall submit three (3) final or most recent Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs) for similar contracts of relative size. If ISRs are not final or most recent, they will not be considered. If subcontracting goals on the submitted ISRs were not met, provide an explanation for each missed goal. If ISRs were not applicable to the similar contracts noted, submit other documentation which demonstrates utilization of the various small business category firms for the contracts. If small businesses were not utilized, provide a detailed explanation. A sample template for subcontracting history for newly established large businesses or large businesses with no prior ISR history is provided as Attachment 1. Small business offerors shall submit documentation which shows utilization of the various small business category firms for similar contracts of relative size. Note that small business offerors can and should include self-performed work for this sub-criteria. Small business offerors are also encouraged to utilize the sample template included as Attachment 1 to provide the required small business past performance information. Sub-criteria B - Utilization and participation of small business concerns for this contract. All offerors shall provide information regarding the participation of small business concerns in this contract. Identify in terms of dollar value and percentage of total proposed price, the extent of work to be performed as the prime contractor and the planned usage of SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB and HBCU/MI. Identify each subconsultant by name, discipline and size status. Utilize $10,000,000 as the total proposed price. The following FY 2015 NAVFAC goals are provided in terms of total planned subcontracting value for utilization of small businesses. SB: 66.8%, HUBZone: 8.94%, SDB: 17.27%, WOSB: 15.30%, SDVOSB: 3.03%. Demonstrate how you plan to meet or exceed these goals. Large and Small Businesses that are slated shall: i) Large Business offerors will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan including goals proposed for each small business category and all other program requirements per FAR 52.219-9 prior to the interview. The Small Business Subcontracting Plan template, Attachment 2, shall be used to complete the subcontracting plan submission. Firms shall submit their Small Business Subcontracting Plan utilizing this template, and only this template. ii) Small Business offerors shall submit a Small Business Participation Plan, using the template at Attachment 3. Small businesses can and should include planned self-performed work in Attachment 3. Small business offerors are not to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan, but shall utilize the template included as Attachment 3 to submit the required subcontracting participation information. Criterion 8. Firms location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Indicate location of office that will be performing the work including sub-consultants offices. Describe and illustrate the team’s knowledge of the geographical area (e.g., Hawaii, Guam and other areas in the Pacific Ocean). Address ability of the firm to ensure timely response to requests for on-site support. Criterion 9. Volume of Work: Firms will be evaluated in terms of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense (DoD) within the past 12 months with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A and E contracts among qualified A and E firms, including small and small disadvantaged business firms and firms that have not had prior DOD contracts. Submission Requirements: SF330, Part I, Section H. Provide a list of DoD contracts awarded in the last 12 months. Include dollar amount for each contract/task order awarded. Firms with multiple offices shall indicate which office was awarded the contract/task order. This announcement is being solicited on an unrestricted basis and open to large and small business concerns. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310. The Small Business size standard is $7.5 million average annual receipts over the past 3 years. GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN OBSERVERS: When approved at a Level Above the Contracting Officer, the resultant contract may issue task orders that are funded by the Government of Japan. Firms are advised that officials of the Government of Japan (GOJ) will be observing the slate-selection process, the evaluation of SF 330s and the review of other documentation. Accordingly, submissions in response to this synopsis will be considered evidence of your consent and permission for the Contracting Officer to reveal your submission to participating GOJ officials (who will sign Non-Disclosure Statements that will be retained in the contract files). Include the following items in Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. The planned contract type is an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract where work will be ordered via task orders on an as-needed basis during the life of the contract provided the Government and the contractor agree on the amount. Each task order will be a firm fixed price A-E contract. The duration of the contract will be for one (1) year from the date of initial contract award with four (4) additional one-year option periods. The total amount that may be paid under this contract (including option years) will not exceed $30,000,000 for the entire contract term. The options may be exercised within the time frame specified in the resultant contract at the sole discretion of the Government subject to workload and/or acceptable A-E performance under the subject contract. There will be no synopsis in the event the options are exercised. The minimum guarantee for the entire contract term (including option years) is $10,000 and will be satisfied by the award of the initial Task Order. There will be no dollar limit per task order and no dollar limit per year. No other general notification to firms for other similar projects performed under this contract will be made. Estimated award timeframe is November 2015. This proposed contract is being solicited on an unrestricted basis. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM database may render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website at http://sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications are also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications. JVs (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. 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 partners/parties 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 authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. The selected A-E firm may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within twenty days of the meeting. The contract will require that the selected A-E firm have e-mail and Internet on-line access for routine exchange of correspondence. Fee proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The awarded contract will be subject to specific provisions addressing the avoidance of organizational conflicts of interest, including NFAS 5252.209-9300 Organizational Conflicts of Interest. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates may be tasked to assist in the preparation of a statement of work, a plan, or a specification for a construction project. This includes concept design, project programming documents (DD1391), facility siting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and subconsultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. Interested firms must allow sufficient time for receipt of submission. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. Notifications will be sent via email; therefore, please include an email address in Block 8 of the SF 330. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via e-mail to Ms. Annette Tijerina, annette.tijerina@navy.mil. Questions submitted within 15 days of the closing date may not be answered by the Government. All potential offerors are advised to check daily the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) website, https://www.neco.navy.mil or Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this pre-solicitation notice. A-E firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 330, Architect Engineer Qualifications to the office shown below. SF330, Part II, shall be submitted for each firm identified in Part I, Section C. The printed format shall be in an 8-1/2 x 11 paper format, bound in a 3-ring binder, typed with a minimum 10-point font size, and one-sided. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., will not be considered. Submit an original and three (3) paper copies and one (1) electronic copy on a CD of the SF330 are required. Responses are due no later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on 18 June 2015. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. The delivery addresses for SF 330s are as follows: (1) For SF 330s being sent via United States Postal Services (USPS): Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch Code ACQ31:AT (N62742-15-R-0004) 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100 JBPHH, HI 96860-3134 (2) For SF 330s being sent via courier service or hand-delivered: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific A-E/Construction Contracts Branch Code ACQ31:AT (N62742-15-R-0004) 4262 Radford Drive, Building 62 Honolulu, HI 96818-3296

C--Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Architect-Engineer Services for Various Electrical Engineering Projects and Related Services at Various Locations in All Areas Under Cognizance of NAVFAC PAC

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 25, 2014
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ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STANDARD FORM (SF) 330, ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFCATIONS, IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THERE IS NO RFP PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. This procurement is being solicited on an unrestricted basis. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15.0 million average annual receipts over the past 3 years. Design and Engineering Services are required for an Indefinite Quantity Contract for various electrical projects with associated multi-discipline architect-engineering support services under the cognizance of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific). Architect-Engineer (A-E) services may include, but are not limited to, engineering studies; preparation of DD1391 documents; plans, specifications, and cost estimates/parametric cost estimates including preparation of Design-Build Request for Proposal (RFP’s) contract documents or Design Bid Build contract documents; Functional Analysis and Conceptual Design (FACD) development; as built drawings; and post construction services. Projects may involve new construction, alteration, repair, and installation of electrical facilities and systems. All work shall be performed in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local policy, guidance, regulations, and laws including, but not limited to, the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) requirements. NAVFAC Pacific currently uses the following software applications: WINDOWS 7 Workstation, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (Word 2010, Powerpoint 2010, Excel 2010, Access 2010, Project 2010), Adobe Acrobat CI Pro, and AutoDesk AutoCAD 2010. In accordance with the contract or task order statement of work, the contractor shall complete necessary tasks and submittals or submit various reports to the Government that are readily useable in these applications without further adjustments. Selection will be based on the most highly qualified firm based upon evaluation of the selection criteria stated herein. The A-E must demonstrate their firm’s qualifications (and each individual design team member’s qualifications, where required) with respect to all of the published selection criteria. Selection criteria 1 through 9 are listed below in descending order of importance. Specific selection criteria include: 1. Firm’s Specialized Experience: Firm’s recent specialized experience in the design of electrical exterior primary distribution, substations, power generation, secondary distribution, waterfront electrical systems, telecommunications systems and facilities in tropical environments similar to the Pacific Ocean areas, and preparation of design-build and design-bid-build contract documents similar in size, complexity, and dollar value (approximately $10 - $25 million or more in construction value per project/contract). List a maximum of eight (8) relevant projects completed in the past ten (10) years which best describe recent specialized experience in the specified design and engineering services discussed above. Each project shall include: Point of contact name, e-mail address, phone number, contract number or project identification number, contract period of performance and contract award amount. A project or contract is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order in an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract having the features described above. If more than eight (8) projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first eight projects and disregard any other project information after the first eight projects. 2. Key Personnel’s Professional Qualifications, and Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Key personnel are identified as the Principal/Program Manager and Project Managers in the following disciplines: Electrical, Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, and Geotechnical. Limit submission to not more than ten (10) key personnel including the Principal/Program Manager, the Project Managers for each of the six major disciplines described above, and three other key personnel deemed by the firm to be most important to the success of the team. For all 10 key personnel, explain the scope of responsibilities in the proposed organization and how the firms organizational construct is most appropriate considering effectiveness and cost factors. a. Professional Qualifications: Active U.S. professional registration. b. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Past experience in the specified design and engineering services described in Selection Criteria 1. Provide a maximum of five (5) relevant projects for each key person. A project or contract is defined as either a stand-alone contract or a single task order in an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract having the features described above. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation for each key person, the Government will evaluate the first five projects for each person and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. Each project shall include: Point of contact name, e-mail address, phone number, contract number or project identification number, contract period of performance, contract award amount, and the role and experience the individual had in performing the project. If a project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the individual or if a project does not provide the requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers, that project will be evaluated less favorably. 3. Past Performance: Firms will be evaluated on past performance with respect to work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and cooperation and responsiveness. Firms should include any letters of commendation or awards. Firms will also be evaluated on past performance information obtained from a federal-wide database called the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). Past performance of the Prime Firm will be given more consideration than that of the subconsultants. 4. Capacity to perform the work in the required time and ability to accomplish multiple projects concurrently. 5. Sustainable Design: Firms will be evaluated in terms of their knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts through an integrated design approach and designing in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System or equivalent. Provide a maximum of five (5) projects that have attained or been submitted for LEED certification. For projects not yet certified, identify the date the project was submitted. For all projects, identify the teams major contribution(s), design elements/features/equipment/etc., in attainment of the certification. If more than five projects are submitted for evaluation, the Government will evaluate the first five projects and disregard any other project information after the first five projects. LEED certified projects will be considered more favorably than projects not yet certified. 6. Design Quality Control Program (DQCP): Firms will be evaluated on the acceptability of their internal design quality control program used to ensure technical accuracy of drawings, specifications, cost estimates and other required technical data. Describe the design quality control organization structure and list the responsible key personnel. Discuss the methodology that will be used to eliminate errors, omissions, interferences, and inconsistencies between all design disciplines and consultants; inconsistencies between drawings, specifications, and cost estimates; and for the incorporation of the latest criteria, lessons learned and review comments. 7. Small Business Utilization. Firms will be evaluated on the extent to which their submissions demonstrate the identification and utilization of Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and if applicable, Historically Black Colleges or Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) in performance of this contract, whether as a joint venture, teaming arrangement, or subcontractor. The Government will evaluate proposals based on two sub-criteria; Sub-criteria A - Past performance in utilization of small business concerns. Firms will be evaluated on the extent to which small businesses were utilized, and that assigned small business goals were achieved on previous contracts and/or on the extent that small businesses were utilized on projects in which no goals were assigned. Firms shall provide historical data on utilization of SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, and HBCU/MI. Large Business offerors shall submit three (3) final or most recent Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs) for similar contracts of relative size. If ISRs are not final or most recent, they will not be considered. If subcontracting goals on the submitted ISRs were not met, provide an explanation for each missed goal. If ISRs were not applicable to the similar contracts noted, submit other documentation which demonstrates utilization of the various small business category firms for the contracts. If small businesses were not utilized, provide a detailed explanation. A sample template for subcontracting history for newly established large businesses or large businesses with no prior ISR history is provided as Attachment 1. Small business offerors shall submit documentation which shows utilization of the various small business category firms for similar contracts of relative size. Note that small business offerors can and should include self-performed work for this sub-criteria. Small business offerors are also encouraged to utilize the sample template included as Attachment 1 to provide the required small business past performance information. Sub-criteria B - Utilization and participation of small business concerns for this contract. All offerors shall provide information regarding the participation of small business concerns in this contract. Identify in terms of dollar value and percentage of total proposed price, the extent of work to be performed as the prime contractor and the planned usage of SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB and HBCU/MI. Identify each subconsultant by name, discipline and size status. Utilize $20,000,000 as the total proposed price. The following FY 2015 NAVFAC goals are provided in terms of total planned subcontracting value for utilization of small business. SB: 66.80%, HUBZone: 8.94%, SDB: 17.27%, WOSB: 15.30%, and SDVOSB: 3.03%. Demonstrate how you plan to meet these goals. Large and Small Businesses that are slated shall: i) Large Business offerors will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan including goals proposed for each small business category and all other program requirements per FAR 52.219-9 prior to the interview. The Small Business Subcontracting Plan template, Attachment 2, shall be used to complete the subcontracting plan submission. Firms shall submit their Small Business Subcontracting Plan utilizing this template, and only this template. ii) Small Business offerors shall submit a Small Business Participation Plan, using the template at Attachment 3. Small businesses can and should include planned self-performed work in Attachment 3. Small business offerors are not to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan, but shall utilize the template included as Attachment 3 to submit the required subcontracting participation information. 8. Firms location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract. 9. Volume of Work: Firms will be evaluated in terms of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense (DoD) within the past 12 months with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A and E contracts among qualified A and E firms, including small and small disadvantaged business firms and firms that have not had prior DOD contracts. Include the following items in Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. The planned contract type is an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract where work will be ordered via task orders on an as-needed basis during the life of the contract provided the Government and the contractor agree on the amount. Each task order will be a firm fixed price A-E contract. The duration of the contract will be for one (1) year from the date of initial contract award with four (4) additional one-year option periods. The total amount that may be paid under this contract (including option years) will not exceed $20,000,000 for the entire contract term. The options may be exercised within the time frame specified in the resultant contract at the sole discretion of the Government subject to workload and/or satisfaction of the A-E performance under the subject contract. There will be no synopsis in the event the options are exercised. The minimum guarantee for the entire contract term (including option years) is $10,000.00. There will be no dollar limit per task order and no dollar limit per year. No other general notification to firms for other similar projects performed under this contract will be made. Estimated award timeframe is July 2015. This proposed contract is being solicited on an unrestricted basis. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is required prior to award of a contract. Failure to register in the SAM database may render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAM Website at http://sam.gov. Completion of electronic annual representations and certifications are also mandatory prior to award of a contract. Refer to FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2012). Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. 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 partners/parties 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 authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. The selected A-E firm may be required to participate in a pre-fee meeting within seven days of notification and provide a fee proposal within twenty days of the meeting. The contract will require that the selected A-E firm have e-mail and Internet on-line access for routine exchange of correspondence. Fee proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility sitting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. A-E firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 330, Architect Engineer Qualifications. Submit two (2) paper copies and one CD electronic copy of Parts I and II. Notifications will be sent via email; therefore, please include an email address in Block 8 of the SF 330. Responses are due to later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 25, 2014. The delivery addresses for SF 330s are as follows: (1) For SF 330s being sent via United States Postal Services (USPS): Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Code ACQ31:DM (N62742-15-R-0001) 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100 JBPHH, HI 96860-3134 (2) For SF 330s being sent via courier service or hand-delivered: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Code ACQ31:DM (N62742-15-R-0001) 4262 Radford Drive, Building 62 Honolulu, HI 96818-3296 Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. All questions should be submitted in writing and forwarded via e-mail to Ms. Donna Matsuura, donna.matsuura@navy.mil no later than November 12, 2014. Questions submitted after November 12, 2014 may not be addressed due to time constraints. All potential offerors are advised to check daily the Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this presolicitation notice. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.
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