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Mental Health Consultant

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a Procurement Opportunity with Adams & Associates Inc. at the Little Rock Job Corps Center and not with the Federal Government. Scope of Work for: Center Mental Health Consultant Services Little Rock Job Corps Center Little Rock, AR Operated by Adams and Associates, Inc. For the U.S. Department of Labor Prepared by: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Little Rock Job Corps Center Scope of Work ID: LRJC 2015-0010 Table of Contents I. General II. Bid Requirements III. Evaluation Criteria IV. Extent of Work V. Wage Determination N/A I. GENERAL Owner: US Department of Labor (DOL) Center Operator: Adams and Associates, Inc. Mailing Address: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Site Visit: N/A Proposal Due Date: August 14, 2015 3:00 pm Central Time Submission of Proposals: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org Project Summary: Adams and Associates, Inc., contracting for the U.S. Department of Labor for the operation of the Little Rock Job Corps Center - a 237 student residential training facility located at 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209, is currently soliciting written bids for Center Mental Health Consultant Services. Please see the complete Statement of Work in Section IV Extent of Work. II. BID REQUIREMENTS 1. Each bidder shall submit a bid based upon Part IV - Extent of Work that includes reference to the project listed in this scope of work. Any variations from the base scope of work are to be noted as distinctly separate from the base bid. 2. Bids shall be submitted for the work as a basis for the contract. The prospective bidder shall submit a bid for a Single Lump Sum Contract. 3. The bid shall include a breakdown of the hourly cost to provide the service. 4. A minimum 90-day bid guarantee is required. 5. This project is tax-exempt. 6. Prior to starting any work, the contractor shall show proof of required insurance, in amounts to cover risk as stated below: • Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance ( $1,000,000 combined single limit) • Workers Compensation / Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence) • Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. 7. Final Bid Proposal shall be typed and submitted on official Company letterhead and must include the following: • Scope of Work ID#, Project Description, Project Specific Requirements, Lump Sum Cost • References • Copies of all Insurance Certificates • Copy of all licenses and certifications relevant to this proposal • Completed Vendor Questionnaire (with DUNS#) and W9 • Small Business Certification, if any 8. Net 30 payment terms III. EVALUATION CRITERIA Evaluation Criteria Point Value Price: Responsible Contractor who can perform effective services at the lowest reasonable price. 60 Quality: Demonstrated experience and knowledge capabilities; Technical Excellence; Management Capabilities; Personnel qualification; Quality of the Tender packages; Technical excellence including where necessary, technical drawings, blue prints. 20 Past Performance: Past services to center or list of references for verification purposes. 10 Schedule: Explanation on how services will be carried out and the delivery timeframe. 10 TOTAL POINTS 100 Award will be made to the offeror who provides Best Value to the Center when all Evaluation Criteria are considered. Lowest Price does not guarantee award of Sub Contract. Adams and Associates retains the right to reject any and all bids. IV. EXTENT OF WORK Services. All quotes must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Department by August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM CT. Quotes received after the deadline and/or without all requested documentation will not be considered. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Center Mental Health Consultant agrees to provide students of the Little Rock Job Corps Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center Director or his/her representative. Services to be provided will be in the amount of 14 hours per week. The period of performance is a base period of 50 weeks beginning October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016; with one 6-month option period of 26 weeks beginning October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The Center Mental Health Consultant agrees to adhere to all state required standards of practice and oversight when applicable. The Center and the Mental Health Consultant hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those mental health services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (Title 20, Code of Federal Regulations 638.510; the Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R3; and Technical Assistance Guide D: Center Mental Health and Wellness Program). The services to be provided include: A. Staff Development: • Advice to the Center Director and health and wellness staff on all mental health matters and overall Center program and organizational consultation to the Center Director and administrative staff on a regular basis. This will include staffing requirements. • Consultation on the development of a system to promote the coordination and integration of the mental health and wellness program with other Center programs and activities such as counseling, residential life, and recreation. This will be done in cooperation with the Health and Wellness Manager, Center Physician, Center Dentist, other health professionals, as well as any staff member involved with students. • Advice and assistance to wellness course instructors regarding mental health and wellness services during student introduction to Center life. • Consultation with Center health and wellness staff, counselors, residential advisors, instructors and other appropriate staff concerning the ongoing mental health problems of students. • Assistance with program development for the purpose of meeting the life crises of students in constructive ways. For example, involvement with the career preparation, development, and transition periods, the disciplinary program, the maximum benefits program, the cultural awareness program, and the trainee employee assistance program (TEAP). • Staff development on using mental health principles and techniques. This will include coping with problems of alcohol and drug use, sexuality, aggressive behavior and poor communications. B. Clinical Services: • Advice to the Center Director on the advisability of students' separations for mental health reasons, and the cost of mental health services, including inpatient facility use. • Ensure the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all necessary mental health records. • Issuance and maintenance of signed and dated health care guidelines regarding mental health matters. • Diagnostic and evaluative services to students who are inpatients or outpatients. • Limited forms of psychiatric treatment including crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, intermittent supportive psychotherapy, psychotropic drug management and group psychotherapy, as permitted by licensure or accreditation. • Assisting with appropriate referral for students who must be separated for mental health reasons. C. TEAP Consultation Services: • Consultation on the development of a system to promote the coordination and integration of the mental health and wellness program with the TEAP and related center wide programs. • Staff development n using mental health principles and techniques, including coping with problems of alcohol and drug use. • Providing clinical assistance to students and the TEAP Specialist, especially with students who may have co-morbid psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. D. Review folders and assist with the reasonable accommodation process. (This service should be contracted at additional hours as deemed appropriate by the center.) The Mental Health Consultant agrees to adhere to the policies, procedures, program instructions, and guidelines established by Job Corps. The Mental Health Consultant and the Center further agree that the Mental Health Consultant will have primary responsibility under the Center Director's guidance to implement the program outlines above. The Mental Health Consultant, with the concurrence of the Center Director, may delegate by written and dated health care guidelines any of his/her responsibilities set forth in this subcontract to appropriate qualified Center staff. The Mental Health Consultant will be assisted by the Job Corps National Office, principal mental health consultant, and regional health consultants. The latter will act under guidance and direction from the National Office of Job Corps. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL In the performance of the above duties and responsibilities, the Mental Health Consultant: 1.May not delegate professional responsibilities set forth in this scope of work to another full or part-time mental health professional, except upon prior review and approval by the Job Corps Regional Director and Regional Health Consultant. 2. Understands and agrees that the medical services under this scope of work are subject to monitoring and review by the United States Department of Labor, Job Corps. 3. Agrees to maintain malpractice insurance to cover the professional services to students, with limits consistent with the medical service industry, but in no case less than $1 million per occurrence. 4. Agrees to make no public statements regarding its activities under this scope of work, or to disclose any information regarding Job Corps students or Job Corps activities without prior written approval of the Center Director or his/her designated representative. Unauthorized release of student records is a federal crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. 5. Shall be responsible for finding and arranging for a professionally qualified replacement/substitute during temporary periods of absence of more than one calendar week. 6. Shall be personally and financially liable for the cost of any patient referral outside the Center without prior written approval of the Center Director. 7. Certifies its intent to comply with all equal employment opportunity practices and affirmative action policies as required by law and agrees not to discriminate against any student, employee and/or contractor because of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin. 8. Shall provide current copies of all professional license, certification, professional and auto liability insurance documents required by the Center. 9. Agrees that all research projects and/or publications relating to Job Corps health activities will first be cleared through the National Office of Job Corps, Washington, D.C. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. Submitted bid will show at minimum breakdown as follows: • Price per hour • Please include any additional fees • Offeror must quote on all periods, the base period is 50 weeks and the option period is 26 weeks Bids and all licensures needed to do business may be faxed to (501) 618-2595, Attn: Lydia Stout; or mailed to: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Or emailed to Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org If your quote deviates from specifications in any way, such exceptions must be noted on bid sheet. If unable to quote, please indicate ‘No Bid' and return bid package to us. Adams and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bids and select the bid deemed most responsible. Bidders should be aware of bid requirements for federally funded projects and act accordingly. Bidders are placed on notice that this is a competitive bid process and cost is an important fact. Overall low bid does not constitute bid award. Little Rock Job Corps Center is a federally funded facility. Payment terms are Net 30 days from date of invoice. Vendor is required to show number of hours billed and hourly rate on invoice, list of materials used to complete service and provide certified payroll records with invoice. All questions regarding the Invitation to Bid and/or scope of work must be submitted in writing to: Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Vendor shall hold all licenses necessary to do business in the state of Arkansas and provide copies of all licenses with bid package. The vendor shall obtain and maintain insurance as follows: • Workers Compensation must meet state statutory limit requirements, including those for Employer's Liability, if applicable • Comprehensive General Liability with Little Rock Job Corps Center listed as additional insured. ($1,000,000 per occurrence). • Comprehensive Automobile Liability ($1,000,000/combined single limit) • Fire Legal Liability ($500,000 per occurrence) • The proposed shall cover any and all expenses not covered by said insurance including all deductibles. Bids will be due by Friday August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM Central Time V. WAGE DETERMINATION N/A

Center Physician Services

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a Procurement Opportunity with Adams & Associates Inc. at the Little Rock Job Corps Center and not with the Federal Government. Scope of Work for: Physician Services Little Rock Job Corps Center Little Rock, AR Operated by Adams and Associates, Inc. For the U.S. Department of Labor Prepared by: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Little Rock Job Corps Center Scope of Work ID: LRJC 2015-0005 Table of Contents I. General............................................................................................... 3 II. Bid Requirements ................................................................................. 3 III. Evaluation Criteria................................................................................ 4 IV. Extent of Work.................................................................................... 4 VII. Wage Determination N/A....................................................................... 4 Owner: US Department of Labor (DOL) Center Operator: Adams and Associates, Inc. Mailing Address: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Site Visit: N/A Proposal Due Date: August 14, 2015 3:00 pm Central Time Submission of Proposals: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org Project Summary: Adams and Associates, Inc., contracting for the U.S. Department of Labor for the operation of the Little Rock Job Corps Center - a 237 student residential training facility located at 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209, is currently soliciting written bids for Physician Services. Please see the complete Statement of Work in Section IV Extent of Work. 1. Each bidder shall submit a bid based upon Part IV - Extent of Work that includes reference to the project listed in this scope of work. Any variations from the base scope of work are to be noted as distinctly separate from the base bid. 2. Bids shall be submitted for the work as a basis for the contract. The prospective bidder shall submit a bid for a Single Lump Sum Contract. 3. The bid shall include a breakdown of the hourly cost to provide the service. 4. A minimum 90-day bid guarantee is required. 5. This project is tax-exempt. 6. Prior to starting any work, the contractor shall show proof of required insurance, in amounts to cover risk as stated below: Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance ( $1,000,000 combined single limit) Workers Compensation / Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence) Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. •7. Final Bid Proposal shall be typed and submitted on official Company letterhead and must include the following: •· Scope of Work ID#, Project Description, Project Specific Requirements, Lump Sum Cost •· References •· Copies of all Insurance Certificates •· Copy of all licenses and certifications relevant to this proposal •· Completed Vendor Questionnaire (with DUNS#) and W9 •· Small Business Certification, if any 8. Net 30 payment terms•II. Evaluation Criteria Evaluation Criteria Point Value Price: Responsible Contractor who can perform effective services at the lowest reasonable price. 60 Quality: Demonstrated experience and knowledge capabilities; Technical Excellence; Management Capabilities; Personnel qualification; Quality of the Tender packages; Technical excellence including where necessary, technical drawings, blue prints. 20 Past Performance: Past services to center or list of references for verification purposes. 10 Schedule: Explanation on how services will be carried out and the delivery timeframe. 10 TOTAL POINTS 100 Award will be made to the offeror who provides Best Value to the Center when all Evaluation Criteria are considered. Lowest Price does not guarantee award of Sub Contract. Adams and Associates retains the right to reject any and all bids.Services. All quotes must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Department by August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM CT. Quotes received after the deadline and/or without all requested documentation will not be considered. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Center Physician agrees to provide students of the Little Rock Job Corp Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center representative. Services to be provided will be in the amount of 4.5 hours per week. The period of performance is a base period of 49 weeks beginning October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016; with one 6-month option period of 26 weeks beginning October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The Center Physician agrees to adhere to all state required standards of practice and Physician oversight when applicable. The Center and the Center Physician hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those health and wellness services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (The Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R1; PRH Exhibit 6-4; and applicable Technical Assistance Guides). These services include but are not limited to: A. The development, implementation, an monitoring of the total center health and wellness program, to help students become and stay employed, including: •· Advising the Center Director and Wellness Services staff on all medical and health related matters. This shall include staffing requirements; the advisability of medical separations, including the furnishing of diagnosis, prognosis, and recommendations for future care; the utilization and cost of services; the personalization of patient care; and any other health areas deemed appropriate by the Center Physician and the Center Director. •· Consulting with center staff on ordering, accounting for, and safeguarding health equipment, supplies, and medications. •· With due regard for Job Corps requirements, the Center Physician will prioritize health needs and set program direction accordingly. To accomplish this, the Center Physician should confer with the health and wellness manager (HWM), the center dentist, and center mental health consultant (CMHC), and meet with the Center Director or administrative officer on a monthly basis to review policies and expenditures for that period and establish restraints, if necessary, to stay within budgetary guidelines. The Center Physician may involve the regional health consultants in this process, if needed. •· Developing a system to promote the coordination and integration of the health components (medical, oral health, mental health, environmental health, and health education) with other center activities. This will be done in cooperation with the Center Physician, Health and Wellness Manager (HWM), Center Dentist, and Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC). •· Providing advice and assistance to health education instructors on the implementation of the health and wellness program and promoting health and wellness outside the clinic walls (i.e., out on center) to enhance employability of the total student population. •· Ensuring the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all health records. •· Issuing and maintaining signed and dated Health Care Guidelines for medical care in accordance with PRH requirements. •· Staying current on Job Corps policies and procedures via frequent communication with the center's HWM and review of the Job Corps health and wellness website. B. Providing direct medical services to students, including: A cursory medical inspection for each student within the first 48 hours after arrival on center, and a definitive medical examination and health history using Job Corps approved history and physical forms of each student, within 14 days of arrival on center. The medical examination will include the interpretation of all routine laboratory tests. The Center Physician maintains the ultimate responsibility for the quality of work performed. •· Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including the Center Physician's availability on center for acute illness and injury visits. •· Arrangements for preventive immunizations and detection and control of communicable diseases as specified in PRH-6: Appendix 601 and TAG B: Immunization and Communicable Disease Control. •· Provision of all necessary referrals for specialist and institutional care and assisting in reviewing follow up information from such off-center referrals. •· Providing a system of 24-hour emergency back-up coverage/referral. •· The Center Physician agrees to adhere to the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by Job Corps. The Center Physician will have primary responsibility to implement the program outlined above and may be assisted by the Job Corps National Office and/or health consultants. The Center Physician, with the concurrence of the Center Director, may delegate by written and dated health care guidelines any of his/her responsibilities set forth in this scope of work to appropriate qualified staff. The Center Physician may delegate professional responsibilities set forth in this scope of work to another full or part-time physician only with the Center Director's prior concurrence and a prior review of the secondary physician's qualifications by the regional director and regional medical consultant. It is understood that the medical services provided by the Center Physician are subject to monitoring and review by Job Corps. The Center Physician may contact the regional medical consultant with any questions/concerns. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL In the performance of the above duties and responsibilities, the Center Physician: Agrees to maintain malpractice insurance to cover the professional services to students, with the limits consistent with the medical service industry, but in no case less than $1 million per occurrence. 1. Agrees to make no public statements regarding its activities under this scope of work, or to disclose any information regarding Job Corps students or Job Corps activities without prior written approval of the Center Director or his/her designated representative. Unauthorized release of student records is a federal crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. 2. Shall be responsible for finding and arranging for a professionally qualified replacement/substitute during temporary periods of absence of more than one calendar week. 3. Shall be personally and financially liable for the cost of any patient referral outside the Center without prior written approval of the Center Director. 4. Certifies its intent to comply with all equal employment opportunity practices and affirmative action policies as required by law and agrees not to discriminate against any student, employee and/or contractor because of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin. 5. Shall provide current copies of all professional licenses, certifications, professional and auto liability insurance documents required by the Center. 6. Agrees that all research projects and/or publications relating to Job Corps health activities will first be cleared through the National Office of Job Corps, Washington, D.C. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. Submitted bid will show at minimum breakdown as follows: •· Price per hour •· Please include any additional fees •· Offeror must quote on all periods, the base period is 49 weeks and the option period is 26 weeks Bids and all licensures needed to do business may be faxed to (501) 618-2595, Attn: Lydia Stout; or mailed to: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Or emailed to Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org If your quote deviates from specifications in any way, such exceptions must be noted on bid sheet. If unable to quote, please indicate 'No Bid' and return bid package to us. Adams and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bids and select the bid deemed most responsible. Bidders should be aware of bid requirements for federally funded projects and act accordingly. Bidders are placed on notice that this is a competitive bid process and cost is an important fact. Overall low bid does not constitute bid award. Little Rock Job Corps Center is a federally funded facility. Payment terms are Net 30 days from date of invoice. Vendor is required to show number of hours billed and hourly rate on invoice, list of materials used to complete service and provide certified payroll records with invoice. All questions regarding the Invitation to Bid and/or scope of work must be submitted in writing to: Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Vendor shall hold all licenses necessary to do business in the state of Arkansas and provide copies of all licenses with bid package. The vendor shall obtain and maintain insurance as follows: •· Workers Compensation must meet state statutory limit requirements, including those for Employer's Liability, if applicable •· Comprehensive General Liability with Little Rock Job Corps Center listed as additional insured. ($1,000,000 per occurrence). •· Comprehensive Automobile Liability ($1,000,000/combined single limit) •· Fire Legal Liability ($500,000 per occurrence) •· The proposed shall cover any and all expenses not covered by said insurance including all deductibles. Bids will be due by Friday August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM Central Time V. WAGE DETERMINATION - NA

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a Procurement Opportunity with Adams & Associates Inc. at the Little Rock Job Corps Center and not with the Federal Government. Scope of Work for: Nurse Practitioner Little Rock Job Corps Center Little Rock, AR Operated by Adams and Associates, Inc. For the U.S. Department of Labor Prepared by: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Little Rock Job Corps Center Scope of Work ID: LRJC 2015-0006 Table of Contents I. General 3 II. Bid Requirements 3 III. Evaluation Criteria 4 IV. Extent of Work 4 VII. Wage Determination N/A 4 I. GENERAL Owner: US Department of Labor (DOL) Center Operator: Adams and Associates, Inc. Mailing Address: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Site Visit: N/A Proposal Due Date: August 14, 2015 3:00 pm Central Time Submission of Proposals: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org Project Summary: Adams and Associates, Inc., contracting for the U.S. Department of Labor for the operation of the Little Rock Job Corps Center - a 237 student residential training facility located at 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209, is currently soliciting written bids for Nurse Practitioner Services. Please see the complete Statement of Work in Section IV Extent of Work. II. BID REQUIREMENTS 1. Each bidder shall submit a bid based upon Part IV - Extent of Work that includes reference to the project listed in this scope of work. Any variations from the base scope of work are to be noted as distinctly separate from the base bid. 2. Bids shall be submitted for the work as a basis for the contract. The prospective bidder shall submit a bid for a Single Lump Sum Contract. 3. The bid shall include a breakdown of the hourly cost to provide the service. 4. A minimum 90-day bid guarantee is required. 5. This project is tax-exempt. 6. Prior to starting any work, the contractor shall show proof of required insurance, in amounts to cover risk as stated below: • Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance ( $1,000,000 combined single limit) • Workers Compensation / Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence) • Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. 7. Final Bid Proposal shall be typed and submitted on official Company letterhead and must include the following: • Scope of Work ID#, Project Description, Project Specific Requirements, Lump Sum Cost • References • Copies of all Insurance Certificates • Copy of all licenses and certifications relevant to this proposal • Completed Vendor Questionnaire (with DUNS#) and W9 • Small Business Certification, if any 8. Net 30 payment terms III. EVALUATION CRITERIA Evaluation Criteria Point Value Price: Responsible Contractor who can perform effective services at the lowest reasonable price. 60 Quality: Demonstrated experience and knowledge capabilities; Technical Excellence; Management Capabilities; Personnel qualification; Quality of the Tender packages; Technical excellence including where necessary, technical drawings, blue prints. 20 Past Performance: Past services to center or list of references for verification purposes. 10 Schedule: Explanation on how services will be carried out and the delivery timeframe. 10 TOTAL POINTS 100 Award will be made to the offeror who provides Best Value to the Center when all Evaluation Criteria are considered. Lowest Price does not guarantee award of Sub Contract. Adams and Associates retains the right to reject any and all bids. IV. EXTENT OF WORK Services. All quotes must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Department by August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM CT. Quotes received after the deadline and/or without all requested documentation will not be considered. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Center Nurse Practitioner agrees to provide students of the Little Rock Job Corp Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center representative. Services to be provided will be in the amount of 4.5 hours per week. The period of performance is a base period of 49 weeks beginning October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016; with one 6-month option period of 26 weeks beginning October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The Center Nurse Practitioner agrees to adhere to all state required standards of practice and Physician oversight when applicable. The Center and the Nurse Practitioner hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those health and wellness services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (The Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R1; PRH Exhibit 6-4; and applicable Technical Assistance Guides). These services provided in conjunction with the Center Physician, include but are not limited to: A. The development, implementation, an monitoring of the total center health and wellness program, to help students become and stay employed, including: • Advising the Center Director and Wellness Services staff on all medical and health related matters. This shall include staffing requirements; the advisability of medical separations, including the furnishing of diagnosis, prognosis, and recommendations for future care; the utilization and cost of services; the personalization of patient care; and any other health areas deemed appropriate by the Center Physician and the Center Director. • Consulting with center staff on ordering, accounting for, and safeguarding health equipment, supplies, and medications. • Developing a system to promote the coordination and integration of the health components (medical, oral health, mental health, environmental health, and health education) with other center activities. This will be done in cooperation with the Center Physician, Health and Wellness Manager (HWM), Center Dentist, and Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC). • Providing advice and assistance to health education instructors on the implementation of the health and wellness program and promoting health and wellness outside the clinic walls (i.e., out on center) to enhance employability of the total student population. • Ensuring the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all health records. • Staying current on Job Corps policies and procedures via frequent communication with the center Physician and HWM and review of the Job Corps health and wellness website. B. Providing direct medical services to students, including: A cursory medical inspection for each student within the first 48 hours after arrival on center, and a definitive medical examination and health history using Job Corps approved history and physical forms of each student, within 14 days of arrival on center. The medical examination will include the interpretation of all routine laboratory tests. The Center Nurse Practitioner maintains the ultimate responsibility for the quality of work performed. It is understood that the medical services provided by the Center Nurse Practitioner are subject to monitoring and review by Job Corps. The Center Nurse Practitioner may contact the regional medical consultant with any questions/concerns. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL In the performance of the above duties and responsibilities, the Center Nurse Practitioner: Agrees to maintain malpractice insurance to cover the professional services to students, with the limits consistent with the medical service industry, but in no case less than $1 million per occurrence. 1. Agrees to make no public statements regarding its activities under this scope of work, or to disclose any information regarding Job Corps students or Job Corps activities without prior written approval of the Center Director or his/her designated representative. Unauthorized release of student records is a federal crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. 2. Shall be personally and financially liable for the cost of any patient referral outside the Center without prior written approval of the Center Director. 3. Certifies its intent to comply with all equal employment opportunity practices and affirmative action policies as required by law and agrees not to discriminate against any student, employee and/or contractor because of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin. 4. Shall provide current copies of all professional licenses, certifications, professional and auto liability insurance documents required by the Center. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. Submitted bid will show at minimum breakdown as follows: • Price per hour • Please include any additional fees • Offeror must quote on all periods; the base period is 49 weeks and the option period is 26 weeks Bids and all licensures needed to do business may be faxed to (501) 618-2595, Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent; or mailed to: Little Rock Job Corps Center Attn: Lydia Stout, Purchasing Agent 6900 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock, AR 72209 Or emailed to Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org If your quote deviates from specifications in any way, such exceptions must be noted on bid sheet. If unable to quote, please indicate ‘No Bid' and return bid package to us. Adams and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bids and select the bid deemed most responsible. Bidders should be aware of bid requirements for federally funded projects and act accordingly. Bidders are placed on notice that this is a competitive bid process and cost is an important fact. Overall low bid does not constitute bid award. Little Rock Job Corps Center is a federally funded facility. Payment terms are Net 30 days from date of invoice. Vendor is required to show number of hours billed and hourly rate on invoice, list of materials used to complete service and provide certified payroll records with invoice. All questions regarding the Invitation to Bid and/or scope of work must be submitted in writing to: Stout.Lydia@jobcorps.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Vendor shall hold all licenses necessary to do business in the state of Arkansas and provide copies of all licenses with bid package. The vendor shall obtain and maintain insurance as follows: • Workers Compensation must meet state statutory limit requirements, including those for Employer's Liability, if applicable • Comprehensive General Liability with Little Rock Job Corps Center listed as additional insured. ($1,000,000 per occurrence). • Comprehensive Automobile Liability ($1,000,000/combined single limit) • Fire Legal Liability ($500,000 per occurrence) • The proposed shall cover any and all expenses not covered by said insurance including all deductibles. Bids will be due by Friday August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM Central Time V. WAGE DETERMINATION N/A

C--A&E IDIQ contract for Twin Cities Minnesota area.

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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Description: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect and Engineering Services Contract. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Minnesota National Guard, intends to award a single firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services contract for this location. This announcement is being solicited as unrestricted. Small business size standard is $15.0 Million for NAICS 541330. The Point of contact for this announcement is SFC Jameson Schwartz. Submit questions to jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil The selection of a firm is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather the process for A-E firm selection described in FAR 36 using the competitive ranking of firms based upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services, as more fully set forth in the selection criteria. The competitive ranking will be followed by a negotiation with the most highly ranked firm and continuing to lower ranked firms only if satisfactory terms are not reached with the preferred firm as described in FAR 36.606. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. All firms responding to this announcement are cautioned to review FAR 9.5 - Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of interest; and FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer firms. Architect-Engineer (A&E) Services, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN. A second notice is being posted for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 148th Fighter Wing Duluth, MN location. The total yearly limitation on awarded fees shall not exceed $2 million. Although there is no limit on Task Orders, the total awarded yearly cost cannot exceed $2 million. Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders may be awarded for a period of one (1) year from the contract award date. The contract will also include an option clause to extend for four (4) one year option periods. If all options are exercised the contract cannot exceed $10 million. The option year(s) fee limitations are synonymous with those established in the initial year. If no Orders are awarded under the contract, a one-time fee of $1,000 will be paid to the awardee. Negotiations will be conducted for disciplined hourly rates, overhead, profit, and other cost elements, which are particular to the contract. Task Orders will be negotiated and awarded based on the required effort of work, but not until after the contract is awarded. The scope of design services may include, but are not limited to; architectural; mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering; cost estimating; and specification writing services but may also necessitate, but is not limited to geotechnical, toning/subsurface mapping, environmental, industrial hygienist, fire protection, historic preservation and archaeological monitoring, surveying, space planner/interior designer, landscape architect or designer, construction manager/inspector, Critical Path Method (CMP) schedule expertise, USGBC LEED accredited professional, and other disciplines with specialized experience for construction, repair and alteration of multi-use facilities and base utilities/pavements. The A&E services may require any combination of the following services: Type A/investigative and concept; Type B/design (within the 6% statutory fee limitation); Type C/professional and on-site inspection; and Code and Criteria Review. These services will be required to be performed in accordance with applicable Army, Air Force and National Guard regulations/standards for facility design and construction and miscellaneous other services which include, but are not limited to: Investigative, design and/or monitoring services for design-bid-build and criteria consultant services for design-build projects pertaining to repair, maintenance, alteration or new construction of facilities and aviation-related structures; scope development, design criteria and conceptual designs; feasibility and planning studies; field investigations; plans and specifications; historical preservation and archaeological services, studies and reports; topographic subsurface investigation and other surveys; anti-terrorism/force protection; space planning and interior design; construction cost estimating; quality control; asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; building evaluation reports; construction management; life safety studies; fire protection measures; life cycle cost analyses; landscaping design; miscellaneous design and problem analyses; independent technical review of product submittals; CPM Schedule review and reports; and on occasion, participation in peer review processes and source selection boards. Designed projects shall incorporate but are not limited to applicable sustainable design methods and practices in accordance with EPACT 2005 and ANG Sustainable Design and Development policies. The contract may also call for the preparation of engineering type studies, facility project books, O&M Manuals and/or statements of work. SELECTION CRITERIA; FAR 36.602-1(a): Failure of a firm to address its specified qualifications will result in the incontrovertible determination that the submittal is non-compliant with the submission requirements. Firms will be evaluated on the following factors and A&E selection criterion, included in descending order of importance: (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Address professional qualifications by education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant documented specialized experience of key individuals in the discipline of Architecture; Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Structural; and Interior Design. (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and technical competence in the type of work described in CONTRACT INFORMATION, DUTIES, including experience in energy-efficient products and services, products and services that utilize renewable energy technologies, waste reduction, environmentally preferable products and services and use of recovered/recycled materials (3) CAPABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH the work in the required time. Discuss ability to meet the potential of working on multiple task orders at one time. Address your ability to sustain the loss of key personnel yet accomplish the work within required times. Address your management approach, organizational flow chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components, management and coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, and quality control procedures. Address capability to furnish drawings in CADD format; text documents in Microsoft Office format; and specifications as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. (4) PAST PERFORMANCE on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. List but do not submit more than five (5) actual copies of recent awards, commendations or other superior performance indicators. (5) LOCATION in the general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project areas (133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN and AHATS Training Area, 4761 Hamline Avenue North, Arden Hills, MN 55112). All contract work is to be performed within the State of Minnesota. Address specific knowledge of Minnesota's topography and soil conditions, coastal and weather conditions and knowledge of State of Minnesota's local building codes and practices. (6) VOLUME OF WORK performed in the previous 12 months under contracts awarded by DOD. This solicitation is Unrestricted and open to all businesses regardless of size. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15,000,000.00. Small Businesses are encouraged to team with other businesses. All interested Architect-Engineers are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large business firms that intend to do contracting must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows; a minimum of 61% of the contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB), 21% will be placed with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 13.1% will be placed with Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), 7% will be placed with HUB Zone Small Businesses, and 8.5% will be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The subcontracting plan is NOT required with this submittal. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform the anticipated work are invited to submit one (1) completed and bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Parts 1 and II)(Architect-Engineer Qualifications). Additionally, firms may submit the data on CD/DVD but the CD/DVD shall not substitute for the hard copy submission. Submitting firms are to include the DUNS number along with the name of the firm in Block 5 of the SF 330, Part 1, Section B. FONT SIZE shall be at least 10 pitch or larger on white letter-sized paper (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), limited to 20 double-sided sheets, stapled, fastened or bound. Do not furnish design portfolios, prints, magazines, newspaper clipping and/or CDs of completed projects. All requirements of this notice must be met for a firm to be considered responsive. Solicitation packages will not be provided. Qualification submissions must be received no later than 2:00:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on 24 February, 2015. This is NOT a Request for Proposal. Interested firms shall submit 1 copy of the SF 330 (Parts I and II), by e-mail to: Jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil and Colleen.m.dalquist.civ@mail.mil, OR by surface mail to: USP&FO-MN, Purchasing and Contract, SFC Jameson Schwartz, 15000 Highway 115 (Camp Ripley) Little Falls, Minnesota 56345-4173, NOT LATER THAN February 24th, 2015 at 2:00 PM (CST). Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submissions received after 2:00:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. All information relating to this synopsis, including pertinent changes/amendments and information prior to the date set for receipt of AE Qualification Submission will be posted on the following website: https://www.fbo.gov . Cover letters and extraneous materials ARE NOT desired and WILL NOT be considered by the selection boards. Personal visits, for the purpose of discussing this announcement or the Submittal, will not be allowed. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered System for Award Management (SAM). Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. You will need your DUNS number to register. Instructions for registering are on the web page. Firms should be registered well in advance of the closing date for submission of the SF 330 as the process may take 3 - 5 days.

C--A&E IDIQ contract for Duluth Minnesota area with the MN ARMY/AIR National Guard.

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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Description: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect and Engineering Services Contract. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Minnesota National Guard, intends to award a single firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services contract for this location. This announcement is being solicited as unrestricted. Small business size standard is $15.0 Million for NAICS 541330. The Point of contact for this announcement is SFC Jameson Schwartz. Submit questions to jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil The selection of a firm is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather the process for A-E firm selection described in FAR 36 using the competitive ranking of firms based upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services, as more fully set forth in the selection criteria. The competitive ranking will be followed by a negotiation with the most highly ranked firm and continuing to lower ranked firms only if satisfactory terms are not reached with the preferred firm as described in FAR 36.606. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. All firms responding to this announcement are cautioned to review FAR 9.5 - Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of interest; and FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer firms. Architect-Engineer (A&E) Services, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANG Base, Duluth, MN. A second notice is being posted for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN location. The total yearly limitation on awarded fees shall not exceed $2 million. Although there is no limit on Task Orders, the total awarded yearly cost cannot exceed $2 million. Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders may be awarded for a period of one (1) year from the contract award date. The contract will also include an option clause to extend for four (4) one year option periods. If all options are exercised the contract cannot exceed $10 million. The option year(s) fee limitations are synonymous with those established in the initial year. If no Orders are awarded under the contract, a one-time fee of $1,000 will be paid to the awardee. Negotiations will be conducted for disciplined hourly rates, overhead, profit, and other cost elements, which are particular to the contract. Task Orders will be negotiated and awarded based on the required effort of work, but not until after the contract is awarded. The scope of design services may include, but are not limited to; architectural; mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering; cost estimating; and specification writing services but may also necessitate, but is not limited to geotechnical, toning/subsurface mapping, environmental, industrial hygienist, fire protection, historic preservation and archaeological monitoring, surveying, space planner/interior designer, landscape architect or designer, construction manager/inspector, Critical Path Method (CMP) schedule expertise, USGBC LEED accredited professional, and other disciplines with specialized experience for construction, repair and alteration of multi-use facilities and base utilities/pavements. The A&E services may require any combination of the following services: Type A/investigative and concept; Type B/design (within the 6% statutory fee limitation); Type C/professional and on-site inspection; and Code and Criteria Review. These services will be required to be performed in accordance with applicable Army, Air Force and National Guard regulations/standards for facility design and construction and miscellaneous other services which include, but are not limited to: Investigative, design and/or monitoring services for design-bid-build and criteria consultant services for design-build projects pertaining to repair, maintenance, alteration or new construction of facilities and aviation-related structures; scope development, design criteria and conceptual designs; feasibility and planning studies; field investigations; plans and specifications; historical preservation and archaeological services, studies and reports; topographic subsurface investigation and other surveys; anti-terrorism/force protection; space planning and interior design; construction cost estimating; quality control; asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; building evaluation reports; construction management; life safety studies; fire protection measures; life cycle cost analyses; landscaping design; miscellaneous design and problem analyses; independent technical review of product submittals; CPM Schedule review and reports; and on occasion, participation in peer review processes and source selection boards. Designed projects shall incorporate but are not limited to applicable sustainable design methods and practices in accordance with EPACT 2005 and ANG Sustainable Design and Development policies. The contract may also call for the preparation of engineering type studies, facility project books, O&M Manuals and/or statements of work. SELECTION CRITERIA; FAR 36.602-1(a): Failure of a firm to address its specified qualifications will result in the incontrovertible determination that the submittal is non-compliant with the submission requirements. Firms will be evaluated on the following factors and A&E selection criterion, included in descending order of importance: (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Address professional qualifications by education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant documented specialized experience of key individuals in the discipline of Architecture; Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Structural; and Interior Design. (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and technical competence in the type of work described in CONTRACT INFORMATION, DUTIES, including experience in energy-efficient products and services, products and services that utilize renewable energy technologies, waste reduction, environmentally preferable products and services and use of recovered/recycled materials (3) CAPABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH the work in the required time. Discuss ability to meet the potential of working on multiple task orders at one time. Address your ability to sustain the loss of key personnel yet accomplish the work within required times. Address your management approach, organizational flow chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components, management and coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, and quality control procedures. Address capability to furnish drawings in CADD format; text documents in Microsoft Office format; and specifications as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. (4) PAST PERFORMANCE on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. List but do not submit more than five (5) actual copies of recent awards, commendations or other superior performance indicators. (5) LOCATION in the general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project areas (148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANG Base, Duluth, MN and possibly AHATS Training Area, 4761 Hamline Avenue North, Arden Hills, MN 55112). All contract work is to be performed within the State of Minnesota. Address specific knowledge of Minnesota's topography and soil conditions, coastal and weather conditions and knowledge of State of Minnesota's local building codes and practices. (6) VOLUME OF WORK performed in the previous 12 months under contracts awarded by DOD. This solicitation is Unrestricted and open to all businesses regardless of size. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15,000,000.00. Small Businesses are encouraged to team with other businesses. All interested Architect-Engineers are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large business firms that intend to do contracting must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows; a minimum of 30% of the contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB), 14% will be placed with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 9% will be placed with Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), 5% will be placed with HUB Zone Small Businesses, and 6% will be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The subcontracting plan is NOT required with this submittal. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform the anticipated work are invited to submit one (1) completed and bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Parts 1 and II)(Architect-Engineer Qualifications). Additionally, firms may submit the data on CD/DVD but the CD/DVD shall not substitute for the hard copy submission. Submitting firms are to include the DUNS number along with the name of the firm in Block 5 of the SF 330, Part 1, Section B. FONT SIZE shall be at least 10 pitch or larger on white letter-sized paper (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), limited to 20 double-sided sheets, stapled, fastened or bound. Do not furnish design portfolios, prints, magazines, newspaper clipping and/or CDs of completed projects. All requirements of this notice must be met for a firm to be considered responsive. Solicitation packages will not be provided. Qualification submissions must be received no later than 2:00:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on 24 February, 2015. This is NOT a Request for Proposal. Interested firms shall submit 1 copy of the SF 330 (Parts I and II), by e-mail to: Jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil and Colleen.m.dalquist.civ@mail.mil, OR by surface mail to: USP&FO-MN, Purchasing and Contract, SFC Jameson Schwartz, 15000 Highway 115 (Camp Ripley) Little Falls, Minnesota 56345-4173, NOT LATER THAN February 24th, 2015 at 2:00 PM (CST). Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submissions received after 2:00:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. All information relating to this synopsis, including pertinent changes/amendments and information prior to the date set for receipt of AE Qualification Submission will be posted on the following website: https://www.fbo.gov . Cover letters and extraneous materials ARE NOT desired and WILL NOT be considered by the selection boards. Personal visits, for the purpose of discussing this announcement or the Submittal, will not be allowed. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered System for Award Management (SAM). Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. You will need your DUNS number to register. Instructions for registering are on the web page. Firms should be registered well in advance of the closing date for submission of the SF 330 as the process may take 3 - 5 days.

-Architect and Engineering (A-E) services required for various military and civil works projects within the boundaries of or assigned to the Little Rock District or the Southwest Division of the Corps of Engineers

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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Description:This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for Architect & Engineering (A-E) Services being procured in accordance with PL 92-582 (formerly known as the Brooks A-E Act) as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. A written solicitation will not be posted. CONTRACT INFORMATION: Architect-Engineering (A-E) services are required to support various military projects and civil works projects in or assigned to the Little Rock District (SWL) and the Southwest Division (SWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Little Rock District. The Little Rock District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts within the Southwestern Division in support of any project. This announcement will result in the award of up to two (2) 8(a) Firm-Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC), and will be awarded based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The highest qualified candidates shall be selected to negotiate fair and reasonable price rates. The rates will be negotiated for the base period as well as for the option period. If the rate negotiations do not result in an agreement, the Government will terminate the negotiations with the selected candidate and will then negotiate with the next highest ranked candidate. Up to two (2) 8(a) Small Business (SB) set aside contracts will be awarded using a full and open competition. The contract period for the awarded contract(s) will be for five (5) years, one 3-year base and one 2-year option period. The option period may be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Officer prior to the base period expiring. The cumulative amount of all task orders will not exceed $5,000,000.00. Task orders will be issued as needed and each task order will have its own schedule for project completion. Task Orders will be evaluated based upon level of effort for the scope of services developed for individual projects. All task orders issued will be negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders and will be issued under the terms and conditions of this IDC. The government shall be under no obligation to issue any particular number or types of orders and no liability to the contractor shall be incurred in the event that a certain number or types of orders are not issued. The minimum guaranteed amount is $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars) for the base contract period only. There is no minimum guarantee for any subsequent option periods. This is a minimum ordering obligation; not a minimum payment. The work to be performed under this contract shall consist of, but not be limited to, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for professional architect-engineering services as defined in the contract and as specified by individual task orders. In the event this contract is used to develop design-build supporting documents for use in a two-phase design-build selection (FAR 36.302), the prime A-E and sub-consultants shall be prohibited from teaming with design-build firms to compete in the final design-build construction solicitation in accordance with FAR 9.505-2. Antiterrorism and Operations Security (AT/OPSEC) requirements as well as E-Verify (employment) will be required for all Military or Critical Infrastructure projects. For other tasks, determination will be made per individual task order. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330 with a small business size standard of $15,000,000.00. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Architecture and engineering services are required for various military and civil works projects. All work must be done by or performed under the direct supervision of licensed professional Architects or Engineers. The contractor shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as with all Corps of Engineers engineering and planning criteria. The services may include but are not limited to the following: architectural design for vertical construction and architectural landscaping; LEED/Sustainable Design project certification and reporting requirements; preparatory commissioning support during design; mechanical, electrical, structural, civil engineering, civil design, cost engineering, and value engineering. In addition the successful firm shall be capable of providing schematic (Charrette) design (10%), concept design (35%), working drawings (65%), and final design (100%). Services may also include, but are not be limited to, any or all of the following: preparation of full plans and specifications; design, drafting, and planning services for new construction, renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities, comprehensive interior design (CID), preparation of design-build requests for proposal (RFP), construction cost estimating, cost control and scheduling, topographic or boundary surveys, various engineering studies and site investigations, hazardous material investigations, environmental studies/surveys, abatement design and LEED for sustainability design. Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology work may include subsurface investigations, studies, designs, or development of foundation reports. Testing laboratories shall meet USACE certification requirements. Drilling or subsurface investigations necessary in earth embankment dams and levees shall meet the requirements established in ER 1110-1-1807, "Drilling in Earth Embankment Dams and Levees".The requirements for construction phase and other construction support services include but are not limited to the following: site visits, technical assistance, inspections, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) documentation during construction, on-site representation, and preparation of operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals. Construction support services may also include development of shop drawings, construction submittal reviews and approval, in addition to commissioning and start-up design support. Other work required: performing energy modeling, preparing reports, studies, design criteria/ design analysis documents; preparing LEED documentation, preparing presentations, coordinating with various government agencies and commissions, and other general A-E services. Construction support services may require team members with LEED certification, electronic and communications systems expertise, the ability to perform ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits and ensure NEPA compliance. Team members should also have an extensive knowledge of environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, and implementation of pollution prevention plans and other construction site requirements. All work under this contract is subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual task orders.3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria ‘a' through ‘e' are primary. Note that criteria ‘a' and ‘b' are considered of equal importance. Criteria ‘f' through ‘g' are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms using the primary criteria. Section H of the SF330, "Additional Information", may be used to further address the evaluation criterion listed below. a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Demonstrated experience by the prime firm and its consultants in military facility design of DOD projects, military master planning experience, MILCON programming and DD Form 1391 preparation. Provide experience in the design of civil works projects as well as recreational planning and design. Show demonstrated experience in the preparation of designs, drawings, plans, specifications, cost estimates and the preparation of studies for a variety of civil works projects (i.e. flood damage reduction, dam safety modifications, floodwalls, levees, and channel design). The A-E shall provide demonstrated experience showing structural engineering expertise in preparing studies, seismic design and analysis of existing or proposed structures, and plans and specifications for single and multi-story structures that may include but are not limited to: warehouses, office structures, maintenance buildings, piers, and vehicular and pedestrian bridges. A registered fire protection engineer is required to be a full participant of the A-E design team. (2) Cost Engineers shall have completed formal training on M CACES MII or later software, have experience with both military and civil works breakdown formats for estimates, and shall be familiar with preparation of detailed cost estimating procedures and construction schedules. (3) Demonstrated capability to provide Construction Management Services (CMS) on Civil and Military construction projects including Quality Assurance and Construction Oversight Work. For CMS, contractor(s) will work under the direction of the local Resident Office Team Leader/Contracting Officer's Representative for the administration of the construction contract. (4) Computer Resources: Firms must indicate in Section H of the SF 330 the following items: (a) accessibility to and/or familiarity with the Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system. This shall include as a minimum, the SPECSINTACT specification system, the M CACES estimating system, and utilize ProjNet (DrChecks) (https://wwwprojnet.org) for comment resolution of design review submittals; (b) demonstrated CADD capability with capacity to produce output files in .DXF, DWG, .DGN and .CAL file format. Required software for production of project design and drawings shall be Bentley MicroStation v8i (SS3) or later version or AutoCAD Release version 2015 or later version. Compliance with the Tri Service A/E/C standards will be required; (c) use of building information management software (BIM) includes Bentley AECOsim Building Designer or AutoDesk Revit as either may be required for the design of MILCON or civil works projects; (d) for military projects utilizing the design-build process, the A-E may be required to access and utilize the online standard design Request for Proposal Model RFP Wizard; (e) other software requirements include providing compatible MS Excel spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat documents (.PDF), MS Access, MS Word documents and .CAL files in support of the electronic advertising process. Data will be provided to the district in electronic format and shall be compatible with the applications described above. (5) Firms must demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DOD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria, UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. Firms must have personnel with at least three years experience in Fire Protection and Life Safety Design that are familiar with the use and application of NFPA codes 70 and 101 and UFC 3-600-01, Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities, which has replaced MIL-HDBK 1008C. b. Professional Qualifications: (1) The design team must possess experienced and registered or certified personnel. The A-E work may require but is not limited to the following disciplines and skills: Program Management, Project Management, Licensed Project Engineer, Construction Representative, Engineering Technician, Construction Quality Assurance Representative, Construction Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, Architect, Landscape Architect, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, Geotechnical Engineer, Geologist, DOD - Tri-Service Certified Cost Engineer, Value Engineer, BIM specialist, CADD Specialist, and Project Scheduler (Primavera proficiency required), and registered professional land surveyors. Resumes shall not exceed one page. The Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection designer shall be a licensed professional engineer and have experience and training related to compliance with Department of Defense AT/FP policy standards and specifications. The Fire Protection Engineer shall show demonstrated experience in the design of fire protection and life safety systems including but not limited to: building construction, occupancy classifications, means of egress, water supply, fire alarm system(s), water based fire extinguishing systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, fire dynamics calculations, egress calculations, smoke control calculations, etc.The evaluation will consider the experience of the firm and the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines to insure that the selected A-E firm can meet the potential of working on multiple tasks. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. c. Past Performance: The selection team will review past performance on DOD and civil works contracts with respect to quality of work, cost control, and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluation will be based on established Architect-Engineer Performance Evaluation ratings currently stored in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and other credible documentation included on the SF 330. Projects older than five years will not be considered. Similar projects newer than three years will receive higher ratings. It is important to show projects that have been performed by an experienced and well established team. d. Capacity to Accomplish the Work in the Required Time: Firms must demonstrate the capacity of the design team to perform at least two $250,000.00 task orders in a 150-day periode. Knowledge of the Locality: The A-E shall demonstrate knowledge of the locality which includes climate conditions, architectural context, local construction methods and local/state building codes and permit requirements. f. Geographic Proximity: Consideration with regards to the proximity of the team to the core project region defined as the military and civil boundaries of the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers. g. Volume of DOD contract awards in the last 12 months: Considerations may include: (1) Equitable distribution of contracts among qualified A-E firms (2) PIPRS retrievals; and (3) Current workload. In Section H of the SF 330, prime firms must show their last 12 months of Federal contract awards stated in dollars and numbers of separate contracts or task orders. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All requirements of this announcement must be met for a firm to be considered for selection. A-E firms meeting the requirements described in this announcement shall submit two (2) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy compatible with Adobe Acrobat software (pdf) on CD of Standard Form (SF) 330 Parts I and II, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, Parts I and II for the prime and all consultants, to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, CESWL CT, ATTN: Mr. Darrell L. Montgomery (Room 7315) P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-0867. Personal visits to discuss this solicitation will not be scheduled. Please clearly indicate the Solicitation Number and POC name on the outside of the package. Proposals must be received by no later than 4:00 PM on May 4, 2016. Submittals by facsimile transmission, email, or in an electronic format will not be accepted and will be considered non-responsive. Forms may be obtained through GPO at {202) 512-1800 or via the web site at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, enter "SF330" into the search field. In order to comply with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be considered for award of a Federal contract. Information regarding registration can be obtained online at www.sam.gov. The SF 330 must also include the following: Section C: for each firm listed, indicate if the firm has worked with the Prime in the past 5 years. Section E: Indicate each key person's primary office location. Section E: Professional registrations must include the year, discipline and state in which registered. Section E: Block 13, ROLE IN THIS CONTRACT. If an individual will serve in more than one discipline, then those disciplines shall be clearly indicated in Block 13. Section F. Indicate firm's fee in terms of thousands of dollars, not percentage of work completed. Section G: Block 26, in addition to key personnel names, include the firm associated with the individual. Section H: Prime firm's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code and distance (in terms of Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) driving miles) from address of office to perform the work and the Little Rock District. PAGE LIMITATION: The SF 330 Part I and Part II shall be limited to 100 pages in total. A page is counted as one (1) side of a sheet of 8-1/2 inch by 11inch paper. Any sheet of paper included that is larger than 8-1/2 inch by 11inch will count as two pages. Font type shall be Arial and the font size shall be 10 or larger. POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MR. DARRELL L. MONTGOMERY. SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO:Darrell.L.Montgomery@usace.army.mil. Be sure to include solicitation number W9127S-16-R-6003 and project title on the subject line of your email. This notice is posted in its entirety and hereby serves as the official solicitation for this project. 

D--Concerto Software Maintenance and Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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Request for Information (RFI) for CONCERTO THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS (TOC) CRITICAL CHAIN MULTI-PROJECT MANAGEMENT (CCPM) SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES Contracting Office Address: Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ) 5418 S. Scott Plaza, , Fort Dix, NJ 08641 Description: The Department of Defense (DoD) requires the maintenance and sustainment of Theory of Constraints (TOC) concepts and techniques for major programs at DoD sites, including three Air Force Air Logistics Centers (ALCs) in Ogden, UT; Warner Robins, GA; and, Oklahoma City, OK; and, the Naval Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) in Jacksonville, FL and Cherry Point, NC. The TOC methodology focuses on process improvement designed to increase throughput, reduce work in process, and reduce process cycle time. To successfully expand and enhance TOC implementation efforts, the DoD must continue to maintain and support the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Concerto TOC critical chain multi-project management (CCPM) software solution at the above-mentioned sites. The scope of this contract will include support services required to maintain, deploy and sustain the Concerto CCPM application at existing Concerto sites and potential future DoD sites after they have separately purchased Concerto licenses, and to support special projects involving these sites that may occur from time to time. Services may include maintenance, implementation and training. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO AWARD A CONTRACT ON THE BASIS OF THIS RFI OR REIMBURSE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS RFI. Sources Sought: This Sources Sought is requesting responses to the following criteria from businesses that can provide the required services under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 511210, Software Publishers. The scope of this effort is to On-site and off-site consultation providing technical and functional expertise, primarily involving on-site support but on occasion off-site support. The on-site support shall include implementation assistance, training on software configuration, organizational roles and responsibilities, management processes, operational use and other support as required. Annually renewable software maintenance consisting of regular application upgrades, correction of software errors, and access to a toll-free help desk for existing sites which currently use a Concerto CCPM software package and new sites. The Help Desk shall be available Monday through Friday during the sites' normal business hours to provide functional and technical application support. Help Desk support is not required on Federal holidays. The contractor's implementation consultant(s) shall be Program Managers (PMs) and TOC Subject Matter Experts (SME) on Concerto and have proven experience implementing TOC/CCPM in large, complex DoD environments, and general knowledge of TOC concepts and CCPM specifically. The TOC SME shall independently apply subject matter expertise to CCPM implementations. The TOC SME shall investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, or evaluate solutions for CCPM implementation efforts and provide expert level issue resolution and recommendation support to achieve CCPM implementation and post-implementation support. Specialized expertise may include, but is not limited to, the following functional areas: logistics, maintenance, supply, and information management. The PM shall use expertise in managing large enterprise-level Concerto CCPM implementations to act as the overall manager and administrator for the contract effort; serve as the working level primary interface and Point Of Contact (POC) with Government program authorities and representatives on program / project and contract administration issues; supervise program / project operation by developing management procedures and controls, planning and directing project execution, and monitoring and reporting progress; manage acquisition and employment of program / project resources; and manage and control financial and administrative aspects of the program / project with respect to contract requirements. The PM shall have the ability to plan, organize, direct and control multi-disciplinary project efforts to successful conclusion within time and budget. Places of performance in support of this effort shall be primarily performed at existing Concerto implemented sites at the ALCs in Ogden, UT, Warner Robins, GA, and Oklahoma City, OK and the Navy FRCs in Jacksonville, FL and Cherry Point, NC, and other DoD sites that may procure the Concerto CCPM software. Estimated period of performance is May 2015 through April 2020. Requested Information: Interested vendors shall provide capability statements that satisfy requirements defined above. Capability statements shall be no more than 12 pages in length, Times New Roman 12 point font minimum, (excluding the attached Personnel Availability Table) demonstrating ability to perform the services listed above. Capability statements shall address, at a minimum, the following: (1) Company profile to include: company name, company address, points-of-contact information including name, phone number, fax number and e-mail address, number of employees, annual revenue history, office location, CAGE code, DUNS number, and current business size status under associated NAICS codes; (2) Prior/current DoD-specific Concerto experience performing efforts of similar size and scope within the last three years, including contract number, organization supported, indication of whether as a prime or subcontractor, contract value, Government point of contact, and a brief description of the specific task areas in the referenced contract as it relates to the services described above (3) Describe experience and capabilities in regards to your company's ability to manage DoD-specific Concerto implementation tasks of this nature and size. In your response, provide details of your management plan for ensuring the resultant contract would be staffed with qualified personnel. Staffing plan should address current hires available for assignment, possible subcontracting/teaming arrangements, and strategy (contingency hires) for recruiting and retaining qualified personnel. In addition, the attached Personnel Availability table should be completed to demonstrate the ability to staff this effort. Responses: Firms who wish to respond to this should send responses via email NLT Friday, 20 February 2015; 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The response should not exceed a 5 MB e-mail limit for all items associated with the RFI response. Interested vendors should forward their capabilities and other information to be considered to: michael.a.bush89.civ@mail.mil. Proprietary information and trade secrets, if any, must be clearly marked on all materials. All information received that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned. All personnel reviewing RFI responses will have signed non-disclosure agreements and understand their responsibility for proper use and protection from unauthorized disclosure of proprietary information as described 41 USC 423. The Government shall not be held liable for any damages incurred if proprietary information is not properly identified. No solicitation is being issued at this time. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. Interested parties must respond to this notice to be considered for future solicitations associated with this effort. Any information provided by industry to the Government as a result of this sources sought is voluntary. Responses will not be returned. No entitlements to payment of direct or indirect cost or charges to the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses or Government use of such information. The information obtained from industry responses to this notice may be used in the development of the acquisition strategy and future requests for proposal. POCs Information: Michael A. Bush Contract Specialist Army Contracting Command - NJ 5418 S. Scott Plaza Joint Base MDL, NJ 08641 Telephone: 609-562-4054 Email: michael.a.bush89.civ@mail.mil Linda A. Schmidt Contracting Officer Army Contracting Command - NJ 5418 S. Scott Plaza Joint Base MDL, NJ 08641 Telephone: 609-562-7357 Email: linda.a.schmidt12.civ@mail.mil

HELIUM FOR WFO SALT LAKE CITY

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 13, 2015
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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) 52.216-2, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies (Jan 1997) (a) The Contractor warrants that the unit price stated in the Schedule for 0001 is not in excess of the Contractor's applicable established price in effect on the contract date for like quantities of the same item. The term "unit price" excludes any part of the price directly resulting from requirements for preservation, packaging, or packing beyond standard commercial practice. The term "established price" means a price that- (1) Is an established catalog or market price for a commercial item sold in substantial quantities to the general public; and (2) Is the net price after applying any standard trade discounts offered by the Contractor. (b) The Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of the amount and effective date of each decrease in any applicable established price. Each corresponding contract unit price shall be decreased by the same percentage that the established price is decreased. The decrease shall apply to those items delivered on and after the effective date of the decrease in the Contractor's established price, and this contract shall be modified accordingly. (c) If the Contractor's applicable established price is increased after the contract date, the corresponding contract unit price shall be increased, upon the Contractor's written request to the Contracting Officer, by the same percentage that the established price is increased, and the contract shall be modified accordingly, subject to the following limitations: (1) The aggregate of the increases in any contract unit price under this clause shall not exceed 10 percent of the original contract unit price. (2) The increased contract unit price shall be effective- (i) On the effective date of the increase in the applicable established price if the Contracting Officer receives the Contractor's written request within 10 days thereafter; or (ii) If the written request is received later, on the date the Contracting Officer receives the request. (3) The increased contract unit price shall not apply to quantities scheduled under the contract for delivery before the effective date of the increased contract unit price, unless failure to deliver before that date results from causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor, within the meaning of the Default clause. (4) No modification increasing a contract unit price shall be executed under this paragraph (c) until the Contracting Officer verifies the increase in the applicable established price. (5) Within 30 days after receipt of the Contractor's written request, the Contracting Officer may cancel, without liability to either party, any undelivered portion of the contract items affected by the requested increase. (d) During the time allowed for the cancellation provided for in paragraph (c)(5) of this clause, and thereafter if there is no cancellation, the Contractor shall continue deliveries according to the contract delivery schedule, and the Government shall pay for such deliveries at the contract unit price, increased to the extent provided by paragraph (c) 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 15 DAYS. (End of clause) 52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government installation (Jan 1997) (a) The Contractor shall, at its own expense, provide and maintain during the entire performance of this contract, at least the kinds and minimum amounts of insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract. (b) Before commencing work under this contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the required insurance has been obtained. The policies evidencing required insurance shall contain an endorsement to the effect that any cancellation or any material change adversely affecting the Government's interest shall not be effective- (1) For such period as the laws of the State in which this contract is to be performed prescribe; or (2) Until 30 days after the insurer or the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer, whichever period is longer. (c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in subcontracts under this contract that require work on a Government installation and shall require subcontractors to provide and maintain the insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract. The Contractor shall maintain a copy of all subcontractors' proofs of required insurance, and shall make copies available to the Contracting Officer upon request. (End of clause) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CLAUSES: 1352.201-70, CONTRACTING OFFICER'S AUTHORITY (APRIL 2010) The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. (End of clause) 1352.209-73, COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APRIL 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. (End of clause) 1352.209-74, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (APRIL 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as "contractor") in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms "contract," "contractor," and "Contracting Officer" shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507-1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. (End of clause) 1352.246-70 PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: National Weather Service (WFO Utah) 2242 W North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116. 1352.233-70, AGENCY PROTESTS (APRIL 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: Clifford E. Edwards Contracting Officer NOAA/AGO Western Acquisition Division-Boulder 325 Broadway MC3 Boulder, CO 80305 FAX: 303-497-3163 (a) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: Barry Berkowitz Senior Procurement Executive and Director, Office of Acquisition Management U.S. Department of Commerce Room 6422 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 20230 FAX: 202-482-1711 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) 1352.233-71, GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APRIL 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (XV) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 12:00 P.M. MDT on May 13, 2015. All quotes must be faxed or emailed (preferred) to the attention of Joy A. Richardson and email address is Joy.A.Richardson@noaa.gov . (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Joy A. Richardson, 303-497-4973, and email address: Joy.A.richardson@noaa.gov. ATTACHMENT B OFFEROR MUST SUBMIT THIS EXECUTED FORM WITH QUOTE 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 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 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 an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The 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 agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) By:________________________________________ Date:_______________________ STATEMENT OF NEED - NWWT9932-15-00994 HELIUM DELIVERY AND CYLINDER RENTAL FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAHS 1. BACKGROUND The National Weather Service (NWS) is a 24 hour, 365 day operation, and is a public safety agency. The primary mission of the NWS is the protection of life and property. The NWS in Salt Lake City, UT launches weather balloons routinely twice a day at 3am and 3pm MST (4am and 4pm MDT). Each balloon requires approximately 85 cubic feet (CF) of helium. Instrumentation is attached to each balloon which provides measurements of temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and height. This data is transmitted worldwide and used to make weather forecasts out to 10 days. 2. OBJECTIVE The objective of the NWS is to receive and keep on-hand an adequate supply of helium (between 510 CF and 1,700 CF per week) to perform the weather balloon launches on schedule. 3. SCOPE The Contractor is responsible for supplying helium to the NWS office located at 2242 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. The total amount of helium to be delivered for this requirement is between 1,190 and 1,700 CF every week (between 61,880 and 88,400 CF annually). 4. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The base period of performance for this requirement is 10 months, beginning July 1, 2015 and ending January 31, 2016, with the option to extend up to four additional years. 5. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE All deliveries are to be made to the NWS office at 2242 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. The point of delivery is at the Upper Air Inflation building, located north (behind) of the main building. 6. REQUIREMENTS Site Storage and Usage: The helium storage space has dimensions of 12'x20'x10'(WxLxH) and can safely store various configurations of cylinders, from individual cylinders, to 12- or 16-packs at a time. Although the site is flexible for the configuration, we officially prefer the helium be provided in six-packs; other configurations will be accepted only if no other option can be reasonably made available. All contemplated configurations must have rates included in the quote sheet provided during the solicitation stage of the pre-award process. We cannot accept gas at rates outside the quoted price. Regardless of the configuration, it is the objective of this requirement to keep on hand between 510 and 1,700 CF of helium, with a minimum of 1,190 CF being used every week, leaving approximately a three-day supply of helium (510 CF) as backup stock in case of additional unplanned balloon launches, or other unforeseen circumstances. Actual usage will vary based on the need for additional balloon launches. Delivery Schedule: Deliveries shall occur on a weekly basis, with the delivery schedule arranged with the NWS Meteorologist-In-Charge (MIC), Observation Program Lead (OPL) or Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) upon contract award (see section 9 below for contact information). Balloon launches occur twice a day, every day of the year, regardless of holidays. Therefore, the delivery schedule needs to be maintained regardless of holidays. If a holiday falls on a scheduled delivery day and the Contractor is not able to complete a regularly scheduled delivery, the Contractor shall make arrangements in advance for an alternate delivery date. The Contractor will contact the NWS office if a delivery is going to be delayed for any other reason. If additional deliveries are required prior to the next regularly scheduled delivery, the NWS will contact the Contractor and request the additional delivery, with delivery to be completed within two business days of being contacted. This schedule may need to be further adjusted if at any time the helium is delivered in other-than-six-packs. Transition Period: If this contract is awarded to other than the incumbent Contractor, then prior to the first day of the contract, the new Contractor and one of the agency points of contact, listed in section 9 below, shall establish the delivery schedule, including coordinating the initial delivery to coincide with the pickup of cylinders by the former contractor. Likewise, upon completion of this contract, if the new follow-on contract is awarded to other than the current Contractor, the current Contractor shall participate in the transition coordination efforts in order to minimize the risk of a missed balloon launch due to the helium being unavailable at the launch site. The end-of-contract transition period may include a lighter delivery in the final weeks of the contract. Performing Deliveries: For the initial delivery, the Contractor shall supply to the Place of Performance 1,700 CF of helium, in accordance with the coordinated date and time schedule. Thereafter, the Contractor will replenish back to 1,700 CF of helium on a weekly basis in accordance with the arranged schedule, replacing all empty helium cylinders with full helium cylinders. The Contractor shall pickup the empty cylinders in the same trip. The Contractor shall contact NWS personnel at this location when arriving for a delivery. NWS personnel will accompany the driver to the delivery point to unlock the storage area. NWS personnel will not assist with loading or unloading of cylinders. The Contractor shall ensure the bottles are securely strapped to the stand at delivery and placed in an orderly/neat and clean fashion. The Contractor shall perform the deliveries in such a manner that there will be minimal interruption to or interference with the normal operation of Government business on the premises. In the event of a shortage of helium supply by the Contractor or their supplier, the Contractor is responsible for communicating the shortage to the NWS as soon as possible, but no less than two days prior to the next scheduled delivery. If the Contractor is unable to find a reasonable supply in time to fill the requirement, the NWS reserves the right to purchase helium from another supplier outside of this contract. Evidence of Delivery: The Driver shall provide evidence of delivery by way of receipt signed by an NWS representative at the time of delivery. A copy of the signed receipt shall be left with the NWS representative, and a copy shall also be attached to the associated invoice when mailed. Compliance: If any of the deliveries do not conform to contract requirements (i.e. a delivery results in less than full replenishment of helium to 1,700 CF), the Government reserves the right to require the Contractor to bring the delivery into conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in contract amount (i.e. without additional delivery charges). 7. SAFETY AND SECURITY All rules concerning safety, not smoking and the security of the property must be observed at all times. Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must be provided by the Contractor to the MIC or ASA at each office, where the information will be kept on file in accordance with applicable guidelines of the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard. Requirements pertaining to recordkeeping will be strictly followed, with copy(s) provided to MIC as necessary and upon request. 8. POINTS OF CONTACT The Government contacts at the NWS office in Salt Lake City are: Observation Program Leader Administrative Support Assistant Meteorologist In-Charge The above parties can be reached by telephone at 801-524-4378. 9. INVOICING The Contractor will invoice on a monthly basis in arrears for that month's hydrogen deliveries and related surcharges (i.e. cylinder rental fee, etc.). The invoice must include the following items: a. Name and address of the contractor, which must be the same as that on the Purchase Order b. Invoice date and invoice number c. Purchase Order number and associated line item number from the Purchase Order d. Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of supplies delivered, and date of delivery e. Evidence of delivery by way of receipt signed by NWS representative at the time of delivery f. Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice (a defective invoice is one that does not meet all the above requirements) The invoices shall be sent to the following address: National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office 2242 W North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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