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C--A/E Design to Expand Radiology Building 204 at VA Medical Center Mt. Home, TN

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published July 14, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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1. Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 621-327 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Design Services to Expand Radiology Building 204 at the Mt. Home VA Medical Center. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 2. Description: The Mt. Home VA Medical Center is seeking professional architect/engineering firms to Expand Radiology Building 204. This project will accomplish the expansion by taking the central courtyard in Building 204 and building it out to contain two (2) new floors. The space is approximately 80-feet by 80-feet (6,400 square feet). Full and complete structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, civil, fire protection, lightning protection, life safety, health care, ABA, seismic interior design, and MRI specific design elements. Particular attention will be paid to the structural integration of the new space with the existing building and foundations. Access within the second floor space will be designed to facilitate the installation and maintenance of the defined equipment. The HVAC System will be designed to support all currently proposed and potential future second phase equipment while minimizing the use of the station's over-taxed chilled water system. Note that the new first and second floor spaces are being built over existing and active ground floor mechanical and electrical rooms. 3. Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The consultant will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the VAMC's flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design. 4. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. 5. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to craig.ziegemeier@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on August 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM Central Time (CT). Use the instructions located in section ten (10) below for submitting your SF-330. 6. In accordance with FAR 36.606 (c) - Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. 7. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers a. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. b. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. c. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). d. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. e. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission, time of interview, and at time of award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 8. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 - Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 - Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. 9. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000. a. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz and registered in SAM at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. b. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. c. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. 10. The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541310 with a small business size of $7.5 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the "Find a Form" block and click on search. 11. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below. a. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; b. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; c. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; d. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; e. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; f. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; g. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services; and h. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 12. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. 13. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to solicitations must be submitted electronically as described below. Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. a. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers i. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); ii. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; iii. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and iv. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. b. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. i. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; ii. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and iii. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. 14. Point of Contact : a. Craig Ziegemeier b. (615) 225-6409 c. E-mail questions to: craig.ziegemeier@va.gov VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. "Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if the solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding."

U - Counseling Svc for Sanostee Day School

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published July 7, 2015  -  Deadline July 9, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Counseling Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00885, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is set-aside for Small Business. This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, Sanostee Day School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP) This acquisition is set aside for Small Business. This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2016 Option Year 1: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 2: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 3: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 Option Year 4: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total BY Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage : ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; FAR 52.217-8; FAR 52.217-9Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, July 09 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U - Counseling Svc for Sanostee Day School

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Counseling Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00799, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is for a Native American Owned Business set-aside under the Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C). This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, Sanostee Day School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP) This acquisition is set aside for Small Business. This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2016 Option Year 1: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 2: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 3: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 Option Year 4: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total BY Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage : ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; FAR 52.217-8; FAR 52.217-9Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, July 01 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U - PSCHO EDUC AND EVAL for Red Rock Day School

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00836, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is set aside for Small Business. This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following services: The Bureau of Indian Education, Red Rock Day School has a need for Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services please see the attached Statement of Work PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2016 Option Year 1: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 2: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 3: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 Option Year 4: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications, provide copies of certifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications¿Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, July 07, 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U - PSCHO EDUC AND EVAL (THIS IS A BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 29, 2015
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THIS IS A BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00801, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is for a Native American Owned Small Business Set-Aside under the Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C). This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following services: The Bureau of Indian Education, Red Rock Day School has a need for Psychological Educational and Psycho-Evaluation Services please see the attached Statement of Work PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2016 Option Year 1: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 2: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 3: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 Option Year 4: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications, provide copies of certifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 34 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 34 days = $_______. 3. Navajo Nation Tax (5%): $_______ Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications¿Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, June 29, 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U - Counseling Svc (THIS IS A BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 29, 2015
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THIS IS A BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Counseling Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00799, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. This acquisition is for a Native American Owned Business set-aside under the Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C). This NAICS Code is 611710, Size Standard $15.0. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, T'iis Naz bas Community School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP). See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2016 Option Year 1: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 2: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 3: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 Option Year 4: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total BY Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage : ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 11 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 11 days = $_______. 3. Additional Cost (Perdiem & All Applicable Taxes) $_____________ Sub-Total OY 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a COUNSELING SERVICE, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; FAR 52.217-8; FAR 52.217-9Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, June 29 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U - Pyscho Svc

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 7, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Educational Diagnostician Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00485, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80. This acquisition is for aside for Small Business $7.0 Set Aside NAICS Code: 621340. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, T'iis Naz bas Community School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP). See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2015 Option Year 1: August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 Option Year 2: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 3: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 4: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledge in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, May 07 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U--U - Pyscho Svc (BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE ONLY)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published April 9, 2015  -  Deadline April 16, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Educational Diagnostician Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00407, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80. Total Small Business $7.0 Set Aside NAICS Code: 621340. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, Tiis Nazbas Community School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP). See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2015 Option Year 1: August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 Option Year 2: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 3: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 4: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledge in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation the Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, April 16 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U--U - Pyscho Svc (BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE ONLY)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published March 31, 2015  -  Deadline April 8, 2015
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SET ASIDE FOR BUY INDIAN ONLY. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Educational Diagnostician Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00358, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80. This acquisition is for a Native American Owned Small Business Set-Aside under the Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C). Total Small Business $7.0 Set Aside NAICS Code: 621340. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, T¿iis Nazbas Community School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP). See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2015 Option Year 1: August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 Option Year 2: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 3: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 4: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledge in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, April 8 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

U--U - Pyscho Svc (BUY INDIAN SET ASIDE ONLY)

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published April 21, 2015  -  Deadline April 27, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure for Educational Diagnostician Services. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A15PS00444, herein cited is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80. This acquisition is for aside for Small Business $7.0 Set Aside NAICS Code: 621340. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide all equipment, labor, materials, supervision and incidentals to provide the following equipment: The Bureau of Indian Education, T¿iis Nazbas Community School, is mandated by P.L. 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled Indian children within its jurisdiction; to improve academic achievement of students with disabilities; to enforce accountability measures; and to provide professional related services according to the student¿s Individual Education Plan (IEP). See attachment for more information. PLEASE SEE ATTACH STATEMENT OF WORK Point of Contact: Eleanor Smith (928) 656-3252, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base Year from Date of Award to July 31, 2015 Option Year 1: August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 Option Year 2: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 Option Year 3: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 Option Year 4: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledge in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance M. 1 Contract Award Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors). M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered. M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Speech & Language, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". PRICE: (Please provide a complete breakdown of your price) Base Year: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Base Year Total $________ Option Year 1: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 1: $_________ Option Year 2: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 2: $_________ Option Year 3: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 3: $_________ Option Year 4: 1. Services: $_____ per hour X 8 hours/day = $_____ X 25 days = $______ 2. Mileage: ____ miles round trip per day X $_____/mile = $_____ X 15 days = $_______. Option Year 4: $_________ TOTAL $______________ Please Note: *All travel miles calculations must be coincide with Rand Mcnally mileage calculations at www.randmcnally.com. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18; FAR 52.225-1; FAR 52.222-3; FAR 52.232-18; FAR 52.216-02; FAR 52.217-6; FAR 52.217-7; Far 52.212-8; FAR 52.219; FAR 52.22-41; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70; 1452.226-71; 1452.280-4; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications; Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisitions, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, April 27 2015, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

A&E Services for Civil Design

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 20, 2015
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  ARCHITECT-ENGINEER (A/E) SERVICES FOR INDEFINITE DELIVERY/QUANTITY (OPEN-END) CIVIL DESIGN CONTRACT    Firms should respond to this notice no later than 30 days after posting. This is a 100 percent small business set aside. The NAICS Codes for this acquisition is 541330 (Engineering Services). This is a request for Standard Form (SF) 330, not a Request for Proposal (RFP).  The Department of the Air Force has a need to establish a new civil Architectural and Engineering (A&E) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (open-end) design contract.  Design services required will include preparation of drawings and specifications to meet all of the most current regulations.  Typical projects involve repair, renovation, or minor construction.  Specifications and other reports must be provided as hard copy and in electronic format using Microsoft Office products.  Drawings, including Geographical Information System (GIS) products, must be provided in AUTOCAD 2012-compatible format & ArcGIS 9.x or better.  Firms should describe their GIS capabilities in their submittals.  Designs may need to include provisions for asbestos/lead removal. This contract will be issued for a period of one base year with four one year option periods.  The maximum amount per delivery order is $500,000 (est).  The cumulative amount of delivery orders will not exceed $1,900,000 for the life of the contract.  Delivery orders will be issued from time to time as the need arises during the contract period.  There is a minimum of $5,000 in fee work that will be issued at contract award.  A-E Selection will be limited to firms submitting SF 330 and will be based solely on the information provided on these forms. Significant evaluation factors in order of relative importance are as follows: (A) Professional qualifications and registrations necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. (B) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; Professional/educational qualifications of key personnel of the A-E firm and consultants, including sub-contractors, and the proposed project team (the team/office actually accomplishing the work) in providing complete architectural services with multi-disciplinal engineering support services for the design methods and design requirements, employs or has consultant for the following: Architects, Structural, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Designers, Registered Surveyors, and Fire Protection Specialists; Demonstrated capacity of preparing drawings on Computer Assisted Design Drawings (CADD). (C) Professional capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, complete projects within the established time limits, meeting project dollar thresholds, and current workload. (D) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; Past performance of the A-E firm (and their subcontractors) will include quality control/quality assurance program to assure coordinated technically accurate.  Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for the Air Force or other Governmental agencies; Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) will be queried for all prime firms to be assessed. (E) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the subject project; Special emphasis will be placed on firms located within 150 miles of Barksdale AFB, LA which is located in Bossier City, LA. (F) Volume of DoD contracts awarded in the previous 12 months. Required Documents: Interested firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit three copies (1 original and 2 copies) of their completed SF 330, Parts I and II, and supporting data for a total package of not more than 75 double-spaced pages 8 ½ x 11 paper, font size 12.  Font size no smaller than 8 is allowed for use in the SF 330 Block Titles, captions, tables, and illustrations.  Pages in excess of this maximum limit shall be removed from the proposal and will not be evaluated by the selection board.  Past Performance Questionnaires for Section F projects, cover, back, and SF 330 index tabs are excluded from the page allowance.  Experiences identified in Block 19 shall not be more than 5 years old.  All information relating to the firm(s) qualifications must be contained in the standard forms.  Inclusion by reference to other material is not acceptable. This synopsis is for the purpose of soliciting SF 330s from Architect-Engineer firms in order to select the most highly rated firms for the purpose of possible discussions.  Submit credentials for both the Primary Firm and for Key Consultants of all the information pertinent to the selection criteria.  Firms responding to this announcement with a whole and properly completed SF 330 with supporting data by the response date (20 April 2015, 4:30 PM CST) will be considered for selection.  Fax copies will not be accepted. Address SF 330 submittal to: 2d Contracting Squadron/LGCB801 Kenney Ave, Ste 2301Barksdale AFB, LA 71110ATTN: Mrs. Marla Poirier

A&E Services for Mechanical Design

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command | Published July 27, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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ARCHITECT-ENGINEER (A/E) SERVICES FOR INDEFINITE DELIVERY/QUANTITY (OPEN-END) CONTRACTS ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES CONTRACT & MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, & PLUMBING (MEP) Firms should respond to this notice no later than 30 days after posting.THIS IS A 100 PERCENT TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET ASIDE. THE NAICS CODES FOR THIS ACQUISITION IS 541330 (ENGINEERING SERVICES). This is a request for Standard Form (SF) 330, not a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Department of the Air Force has a need to establish two (2) separate Architectural and Engineering (A-E) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (open-end) design contracts. One award will be concentrated around Architectural designs and another for MEP designs. Design services required will include preparation of drawings and specifications to meet all of the most current regulations. Typical projects involve repair, renovation, or minor construction. Specifications and other reports must be provided as hard copy and in electronic format using Microsoft Office products. Drawings, including Geographical Information System (GIS) products, must be provided in AUTOCAD 2012-compatible format & ArcGIS 10.1 or higher. Firms should describe their GIS capabilities in their submittals. Designs may need to include provisions for asbestos/lead removal. Note: In accordance with FAR 16.504(c)(i), to the maximum extent practicable, preference will be given to making multiple awards of indefinite-quantity contracts under a single solicitation for the same or similar supplies or services. Each A-E contract will be issued for a period of one base year with four one year option periods. The maximum amount per delivery order is $500,000. The cumulative amount of delivery orders will not exceed $5,000,000 for the life of the contract. Delivery orders will be issued from time to time as the need arises during the contract period. There is a minimum of $5,000 in fee work that will be issued at contract award. A-E Selection will be limited to firms submitting an SF 330 and will be based solely on the information provided on these forms. The Statement of Work for these services is attached to this advertisement. Significant evaluation factors in order of relative importance are as follows: (A) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; Professional/educational qualifications of key personnel of the A-E firm and consultants, including sub-contractors, and the proposed project team (the team/office actually accomplishing the work) in providing complete architectural services with multi-disciplinal engineering support services for the design methods and design requirements, employs or has consultant for the following: Architects, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Designers, and Registered Surveyors; Demonstrated capacity of preparing drawings on Computer Assisted Design Drawings (CADD). (B) Professional qualifications to include: education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of the key management and technical personnel. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion. The lead designer in each discipline must be registered as required by FAR 36.609-4 and clause 52.236-25, but does not have to be registered in the particular state where the project is located. (C) Professional capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, complete projects within the established time limits, meeting project dollar thresholds, and current workload. (D) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; Past performance of the A-E firm (and their subcontractors) will include quality control/quality assurance program to assure coordinated technically accurate. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for the Air Force or other Governmental agencies; Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) will be queried for all prime firms to be assessed. (E) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms. Given the nature and size of the subject project, Special emphasis will be placed on firms located within 150 miles of Barksdale AFB, LA located in Bossier City, LA. Required Documents: Interested firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit three copies (1 original, 1 additional hard copy and 1 electronic copy on CD) of their completed SF 330, Parts I and II, and supporting data for a total package of not more than 75 double-spaced pages printed on 8 ½ x 11 paper, font size 12. Font size no smaller than 8 is allowed for use in the SF 330 Block Titles, captions, tables, and illustrations. Pages in excess of this maximum limit shall be removed from the proposal and will not be evaluated by the selection board. Past Performance Questionnaires for Section F projects, cover, back, and SF 330 index tabs are excluded from the page allowance. Experiences identified in Block 19 shall not be more than 5 years old. All information relating to the firm(s) qualifications must be contained in the standard forms. Inclusion by reference to other material is not acceptable. This synopsis is for the purpose of soliciting SF 330s from Architect-Engineer firms in order to select the most highly rated firms for the purpose of possible discussions. Submit credentials for both the Primary Firm and for Key Consultants of all the information pertinent to the selection criteria. Firms responding to this announcement with a whole and properly completed SF 330 with supporting data by the response date (10 Aug 2016, 3:00 PM CST) will be considered for selection. Email and/or fax copies will not be accepted. Any questions concerning these requirements must be submitted no later than 1 Aug, 2016. Responses to any questions submitted will be posted to FBO. Deliver Completed Capability Package to:2d Contracting Squadron/LGCB801 Kenney Ave, Ste 2301Barksdale AFB, LA 71110ATTN: Mrs. Marla Poirier Primary POC:Robert Ortegon318-456-0807robert.ortegon@us.af.mil Alternate POC:Marla Poirier318-456-6833marla.poirier@us.af.mil

C--A/E Implementation of Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades-Phase 2

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published September 3, 2015  -  Deadline October 6, 2015
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1. Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 621-16-105 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Design Services for the "Implantation of Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades - Phase 2" at the Mt. Home VA Medical Center. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 2. Description: The Mt. Home VA Medical Center is seeking professional architect/engineering firms to "Implantation of Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades - Phase 2". This project will require architectural and construction period services to implement Phase 2 of the December 2014 Electrical Coordination & Reliability Enhancement Study (ECRES). It will employ concept C2 from the study which will be a major increase in the overall reliability and functionality of the VA Medical Center Mountain Home Campus' high voltage electrical power system. The C2 model utilizes the existing metal clad switchgear structure next to Building 108 by installing three (3) new 15 kV breakers in it and will serve the entire VA Hospital Complex through it. This configuration also allows Building 208 to be attached to the main 15 kV feeder via a dedicated breaker but will no-longer require the power feeding the remainder of the complex to flow through Building 208. This configuration also utilizes a spare circuit and a backup spare circuit from the Building 208 main 15 kV bus. In addition, other items will be included such as installation of power quality meters, installation of additional main panel surge suppression, upgrades to Building 115, and, possibly, overall relay replacement. A study will also be performed regarding the power factor and the need for the installation of capacitors. 3. Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The consultant will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the VA Medical Center's flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design. 4. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. 5. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to craig.ziegemeier@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on October 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM Central Time (CT). Use the instructions located in section thirteen (13) below for submitting your SF-330. 6. In accordance with FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with A/E Firms and FAR 36.606 (c) - Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. 7. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers a. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. b. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. c. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). d. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. e. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz.com 1.) at the time SF330s are submitted; 2.)when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm; 3.) and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror's proposal/SF330 being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 8. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 - Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 - Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. 9. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00. a. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz at the time SF330s are submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. Contractors shall be registered and have an active "Status" in SAM at the time of award. If a contractor is not registered and does not have an active "Status" at the time of award, the contractor will be determined non-responsive. The contractor who is determined to be the next most qualified, may receive contract award. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. b. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. c. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. 10. The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the "Find a Form" block and click on search. 11. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below. a. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; b. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; c. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; d. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; e. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; f. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; g. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services; and h. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 12. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. 13. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to this request for SF330s must be submitted electronically as described below. Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of this pre-solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. a. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers i. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); ii. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; iii. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and iv. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. b. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to this SF330 request will be referred to as offers. i. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; ii. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and iii. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. 14. Point of Contact : a. Craig Ziegemeier b. (615) 225-6409 c. E-mail questions to: craig.ziegemeier@va.gov VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. "Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if the solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding."

C--Replace AHU and Upgrade Duct System in Primary Care, Bldg. 1 Mountain Home VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published August 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 2016
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1. Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 621-17-104 that requires Architect and/or Engineering (A-E) Design Services to "Replace AHU and Upgrade Duct System in Primary Care, Bldg. 160" at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center located in Mountain Home, Tennessee. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The anticipated A-E Services that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6, and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 2. Description: The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center is seeking professional A-E firms to provide all A-E design services necessary to replace an existing air handler and associated ductwork, pneumatically operated VAV boxes, damper actuators, and control valves with new electronically operated (DDC). Additionally, A-E design services are needed to replace defective pressure, temperature, humidity and flow sensors, VFDs, and other miscellaneous steam, hydronics, chill water and air distribution system components. The above referenced air handler serves the primary care areas on half of the second floor in Bldg. 160. Project will reduce energy consumption for Bldg. 160 HVAC systems resulting in 3,000 Btu/Sq. Ft. savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 795 metric tons. Final Construction Drawings for Bid (Sealed by A-E) including cost estimates, specifications, and calculations, shall be completed within 180 calendar days after issuance of the Notice to Proceed. The A-E schedule shall allow for VA review period ending with A-E receipt of VA comments for each submission no later than 15 business days after VA receives the submission. The A-E work shall include but is not limited to: a. Perform a Test and Balance of the chilled water system and air distribution system prior to starting the 35% design submission. b. Review of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems' existing conditions. c. Complete systems analysis of the existing HVAC System. " A-E shall provide a report of the systems analysis and Text and Balance at the 35% design phase. d. Schematic plans, design development plans, and final construction drawings. e. Specifications, phasing plan and cost estimates. f. Design narrative and engineering calculations. g. Construction period services to include submittal review, site visits and construction inspections. 3. Bid Deduct Alternates of at least 20% of the approved construction budget shall be developed, planned, and estimated as necessary to assure award of contract within available funds. Bid Deduct Alternates shall be clearly identified on contract drawings and price breakdown shall be provided for in addition to the base offer's construction estimate. 4. Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The consultant will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the VAMC's flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design. 5. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the contract for A-E services must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated A-E firm selected to complete the design. 6. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to stephen.clabough@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on September 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM (ET). Use the instructions located in section thirteen (13) below for submitting your SF-330. 7. In accordance with FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with A-E Firms and 36.606 (c) - Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. 8. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers a. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. b. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. c. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). d. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. e. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status and ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz.gov at the time SF330s are submitted, when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm, and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror's proposal/SF330 being deemed not acceptable. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 9. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 - Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 - Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. 10. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00. a. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of an SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. Failure of a SDVOSB from being registered in SAM at the time of contract award shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. b. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. c. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. 11. The awarded A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A-E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the "Find a Form" block and click on search. 12. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below: a. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; b. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; c. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; d. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; e. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; f. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; g. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services; and h. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 13. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF-330 A-E Qualification packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. 14. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to this request for SF330s must be submitted electronically as described below. Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be destroyed. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. a. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of SF-330 packages: i. Files readable using the current Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). See security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); ii. Files in Adobe* PDF Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; iii. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; iv. SF-330s shall be provided as a PDF, via email, on standard letter size 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper, limited to a maximum of seventy-five (75), single-sided, single-spaced, and numbered pages. If more than seventy-five (75) single-sided pages are submitted, all pages after seventy-five (75) pages will not be evaluated. The font for text shall be Times New Roman 12-point or larger. v. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. b. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. i. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; ii. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and iii. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. 15. Point of Contact : a. Stephen A. Clabough b. (615) 867-6000 x26963 c. E-mail questions to: Stephen.Clabough@va.gov Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if this request for SF330s or the subsequent solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

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Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published March 14, 2016  -  Deadline March 18, 2016
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THIS ACQUISITION IS FOR NATIVE OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET ASIDE UNDER THE BUY INDIAN ACT (25 U.S.C.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] does [ ] does not meet the definition of Indian economic enterprise as defined in 14.80.201. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A16PS00383 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. This acquisition is set aside for Native Owned Small Business, NAICS Code 611710. DESCRIPTION: The contractor shall provide services consisting of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and supervision, transportation and incidentals necessary when providing Project Venture Mentoring Program for the BIE-Ft. Wingate Elementary School, Ft. Wingate, NM. Wingate Elementary Statement of Work Wingate Elementary School serves students from FACE to 8th grade. Enrollment ranges from 450 to 550 students from the communities of Ft. Wingate, Iyanbito, Churchrock, Pinedale, Red Rock, Gallup, Lupton, Thoreau, Grants, Window Rock, Crystal, Navajo, and other communities of the Navajo Nation. Wingate Elementary school is a filter school for Crystal Boarding, Baca Community, Breadsprings Day , and Mariano Lake schools. Therefore, the student population supports all backgrounds from the various communities. Students attending Wingate Elementary encounter and deal with various situations daily. Students encounter and deal with either on an individual basis, in group dynamics, home-life or school life surrounding self-identity, bullying, social skills including but limited to social-emotional, academic and cultural dynamics. Such situations therein create a student who lacks grounding from which unhealthy circumstances result that are not always positive for the student as an adolescent. Wingate Elementary School is seeking an organization to work with our 6th grade students to support the transitioning from elementary to middle school in the following areas: middle school readiness academic success, attendance, increase student self-awareness, resiliency to decrease negative behaviors, decision-making & problem-solving through communication, suicide & substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, healthy relationships, positive interactions, and decreasing disciplinary infractions regarding bullying. Mentoring for students is also sought. Programing sought is to be conducted during school hours in conjunction with after-school program and residential programming. Presentations and implementation of programming may be conducted both inside and outside of our facility or away from our facility, lecture style, hands-on, interactive, communicative in all forms, integrated with sports, technology, academic-based. Fieldtrips may also be part of the program delivery. All off campus activities may follow all school processes for approval. All programming is to be documented via a lesson plan to support implementation along with attendance documentation. All personnel are to be certified in accordance with base organization including background checks, first-aid certification, and other credentials deemed necessary in working with youth. Duration of programming is for 2015-2016 school year including summer programming. QUOTE LINE ITEMS: (Please provide a breakdown of total cost) Project Venture Mentoring Program Project Venture Mentoring Program 6th Grade: Requirements: 15 youth X 150 program hours = 2,250 hours X $______ per hour = $__________ Provide a breakdown on dates services will be held to comply with the 2,250 hours. FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process. All non-price factors weight more than cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. M.1 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options: Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. M.2 Evaluation Factors for Award: Award will be made on the basis of the best value trade off evaluation meeting the technically acceptable standards of all the non-price factors. The evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined are significantly more important than cost or price. The Government intends to select the Best Value offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of quotes (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's information to resolve minor or clerical errors.) M.3 Evaluation The Government will be utilizing a best value trade off procedures as required under FAR 15.101-1. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability quote with the evaluated price. Each Non-Price Factor will be rated with adjectives (see M.5 for rating scale). M.4 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance Factor I - Technical Capability quote for Project Venture Mentoring service will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. Factor II - Management Capabilities for Project Venture Mentoring service, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. Factor III - Past Performance for a service, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. NON-PERSONAL SERVICES Non-Personal Health Care Services This contract is a non-personal services contract, under which the contractor is an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional services provided. The Contractor is required to indemnify the Government for any liability producing act or omission by the Contractor, its employees and agents occurring during contract performance. The Contractor shall maintain medical liability insurance, which is not less than the amount normally prevailing within the local community for the specialty concerned. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Performance Evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representations. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator¿s signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to the last day of work, for work performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledges in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer. Clause Title: CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE INFORMATION (DIAPR) 2010-14, Amendment 1 CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REPORTING SYSTEM (JULY 2010) (a) FAR 42.1502 directs all Federal agencies to collect past performance information on contracts. The Department of the Interior (DOI) has implemented the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) to comply with this regulation. One or more past performance evaluations will be conducted in order to record your contract performance as required by FAR 42.15. (b) The past performance evaluation process is a totally paperless process using CPARS. CPARS is a web-based system that allows for electronic processing of the performance evaluation report. Once the report is processed, it is available in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) for Government use in evaluating past performance as part of a source selection action. (c) We request that you furnish the Contracting Officer with the name, position title, phone number, and email address for each person designated to have access to your firm's past performance evaluation(s) for the contract no later than 30 days after award. Each person granted access will have the ability to provide comments in the Contractor portion of the report and state whether or not the Contractor agrees with the evaluation, before returning the report to the Assessing Official. The report information must be protected as source selection sensitive information not releasable to the public. (d) When your Contractor Representative(s) (Past Performance Points of Contact) are registered in CPARS, they will receive an automatically-generated email with detailed login instructions. Further details, systems requirements, and training information for CPARS is available at http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/. The CPARS User Manual, registration for On Line Training for Contractor Representatives, and a practice application may be found at this site. (e) Within 60 days after the end of a performance period, the Contracting Officer will complete an interim or final past performance evaluation, and the report will be accessible at http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/. Contractor Representatives may then provide comments in response to the evaluation, or return the evaluation without comment. Comments are limited to the space provided in Block 22. Your comments should focus on objective facts in the Assessing Official's narrative and should provide your views on the causes and ramifications of the assessed performance. In addition to the ratings and supporting narratives, blocks 1 - 17 should be reviewed for accuracy, as these include key fields that will be used by the Government to identify your firm in future source selection actions. If you elect not to provide comments, please acknowledge receipt of the evaluation by indicating "No comment" in Block 22, and then signing and dating Block 23 of the form. Without a statement in Block 22, you will be unable to sign and submit the evaluation back to the Government. If you do not sign and submit the CPAR within 30 days, it will automatically be returned to the Government and will be annotated: "The report was delivered/received by the contractor on (date). The contractor neither signed nor offered comment in response to this assessment." Your response is due within 30 calendar days after receipt of the CPAR. (f) The following guidelines apply concerning your use of the past performance evaluation: (1) Protect the evaluation as "source selection information." After review, transmit the evaluation by completing and submitting the form through CPARS. If for some reason you are unable to view and/or submit the form through CPARS, contact the Contracting Officer for instructions. (2) Strictly control access to the evaluation within your organization. Ensure the evaluation is never released to persons or entities outside of your control. (3) Prohibit the use of or reference to evaluation data for advertising, promotional material, preaward surveys, responsibility determinations, production readiness reviews, or other similar purposes. (g) If you wish to discuss a past performance evaluation, you should request a meeting in writing to the Contracting Officer no later than seven days following your receipt of the evaluation. The meeting will be held in person or via telephone or other means during your 30-day review period. (h) A copy of the completed past performance evaluation will be available in CPARS for your viewing and for Government use supporting source selection actions after it has been finalized. (End of notice) BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Bureau of Indian Education Programs (BIE), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Bureau of the Indian Education Programs (BIE), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, BIE or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation. Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, BIE Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following FAR Clauses including all addenda applies to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items: 52.233-03; 52.233-4; 52.222-3; 52.222-19; 52.222-21;52.222-26; 52.222-35; 52.222-33; 52.239-1; FAR 52.232-40 Providing Payment to Small Business; 1450-0016-001 Homeland Security Presidential Directive; DOI Acquisition Reg (DIAR) 1452.226-70 Indian Preference; 1452.226-71 Indian Preference Program; 1452-204-70 Release of Claims; FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management; DOI Electronic Invoicing Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements-Invoicing Processing Platform (IPP) (April 2013).; 1452.28-1 Notice to Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises Set Aside; 1452.28-2 Notice to Indian Economic enterprises set aside; 1452.280-3 Subcontracting limitations; 1452.280-4 Indian economic enterprises representation. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. The Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses and provisions are available in the internet at: http://www.acqusition.gov or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Signed and dated Quotes, along with a completed copy of FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, are due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Charmaine Williams-James, P.O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by local time on March 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (Gallup, NM time). Quotes submitted by facsimile and emails will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Charmaine Williams-James, Contract Specialist, at (505) 863-8227, by fax at (505) 863-8382. Email: charmaine.williams-james@bia.gov. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM www.sam.gov in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.sam.gov.

D--Cisco SmartNet Support Subscription Renewal

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number WE-133E-15-RQ-0996. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 744437. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-24 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N JMX1448L15U (CON-SU1-AS2A10K9) S/N JAF11310372 (CON-SU1-ASAINC10, 1, EA; LI 002: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N JMX1448L15U (CON-SU1-AS2A10K9) S/N JAF11310372 (CON-SU1-ASAINC10, 1, EA; LI 003: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FTX1550AJLU (CON-SNT-2921) S/N FTX1550AJLZ (CON-SNT-2921), 2, EA; LI 004: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FTX1550AJLU (CON-SNT-2921) S/N FTX1550AJLZ (CON-SNT-2921), 2, EA; LI 005: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N 3565J4CD477 (CON-SAS-LCSACS52), 1, EA; LI 006: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N 3565J4CD477 (CON-SAS-LCSACS52), 1, EA; LI 007: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FOX1441G1H9 (CON-SNT-C4507RE), 1, EA; LI 008: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FOX1441G1H9 (CON-SNT-C4507RE), 1, EA; LI 009: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FTX174210TR (CON-SU1-A151PS9) S/N FTX1742116E (CON-SU1-A151PS9), 2, EA; LI 010: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 1/20/2015-1/31/2016 S/N FTX174120TR (CON-SU1-A151PS9) 1/10/2015-1/31/2016 S/N FTX174210TR(CON-SU1-A151PS9), 2, EA; LI 011: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 1/10/2015-1/31/2016 S/N JMX1201LHA (CON-SNT-AS1SBK9), 1, EA; LI 012: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N JMX1201L1HA (CON-SNT-AS1SBK9), 1, EA; LI 013: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FTX1320A0NT (CON-SNT-C2811HSE) S/N FTX1320A0XR (CON-SNT-C2811HSE), 2, EA; LI 014: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N FTX1320A0NT (CON-SNT-C2811HSE) S/N FTX1320A0XR (CON-SNT-C2811HSE), 2, EA; LI 015: FFP for Cisco Smartnet 8x5xNBD for secure ACS 4X solution -engine 1113. 10/1/2014-1/31/2016 S/N QCF13510005 (CON-SNT-CSA1113), 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: (Reference 52.211-6) (Reference 52.212-1) (Reference 52.212-4) (Reference 1352.209-74) (Reference 1352.233-71) I have read and agreed to the "52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Cerfifications--Commercial Items" Clause in the attached 'Additional Clauses' document. I have read and agreed to the "52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS- COMMERCIAL ITEMS" Clause in the attached 'Additional Clauses' document. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): www.acquisition.gov (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: NOAA/ NESDIS/CDA Station 1300 Eisele Road Fairbanks, AK. 99712 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NOAA/NESDIS/CDA Station 1300 Eisele Road Fairbanks, AK. 99712 (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) 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (DEVIATION) The Contracting Officer shall insert the following clause in all solicitations and resultant contracts. PAGE 15 OF 16 WE-1 33E-1 3-RQ-0401 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEVIATION) (AUG 2012) This clause implements the temporary policy provided by OMB Policy Memorandum M12-16. Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors, dated July 11 , 2012. (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receip?of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) Include the substance of this clause, including paragraph (b) . in all subcontracts with small business concerns. (c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (Reference 52.232-33) (Reference 52.219-1) (A)(1) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this Acquisition is 541519. (Reference 52.204-7) (Reference 1352.239-72) Security requirements for information technology resources. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? Sellers must supply documentation proving that they are an Authorized Cisco Gold or Silver Partner, if they do not provide this documentation they will be considered "non-responsive". Sellers must bid exact match to spec (make, model and spec). Sellers must have the certification/specialization level required by Cisco to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable Cisco certification/specialization requirements. A) The products offered in this bid are brand new, not gray market and are in original packaging. B) Seller is providing these products via Cisco authorized channels for new equipment Federal sales. C) Full Cisco warranties will be provided and none of these products will have a negative impact on the warranties of associated system components. THE BID ON THIS OPPORTUNITY, SELLER MUST BE A CISCO GOLD OR SILVER PARTNERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Special Education Services

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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Synopsis: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No: A15PS01003 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78. This Solicitation is for Small Business set aside, response times have been shortened due the nature and urgency of this requirement. The contractor shall provide a quote for the following services for the various locations and the three types of services required in the following Statements of Work. The NAICS Code is 611710. Contractor shall provide all services and incidentals necessary to meet the requirements for Ojo Encino Day School, Baca, Breadsprings, Jones Ranch, Lake Valley, Mariano Lake, Pueblo Pintado, Crownpoint, Standing Rock, and Wingate elementary and Wingate High schools. Authorization: UNDER THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEIA), PUBLIC LAW 108-446 OF 2004 AND 34CFR, IT SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES BE PROVIDED FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION (FAPE) AND IF RELATED SERVICES ARE NEEDED FOR STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR EDUCATION PERFORMANCE THEN THOSE SERVICES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED. STATEMENT OF WORK Occupational Therapy Services SCOPE The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Special Education Related Services (SERS), Cooperative Agreement Unit (CAU) is in need of a contractor to provide occupational therapy services for students to begin on August 3, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The following duties will be required: 1. The contractor will work directly with BIE-funded schools to initiate an evaluation or a re-evaluation for students who have been referred as possibly in need of special education and related services, specifically occupational therapeutic services. All required consents for new and re-evaluations will be completed by the referring school. The Occupational Therapist will schedule and conduct full evaluation within the required time frame. 2. Participates in the development of an Evaluation Team Summary Report (ETSR) which is an accepted report format for the BIE-funded schools' evaluations. It is a consolidated multi-disciplinary team report with recommendations and assists multi-disciplinary teams in eligibility determination and the development of appropriate individual education plans. 3. Participates in multi-disciplinary team interactions. Is available for consultation on occupational therapy matters to other professional and parents. Writes appropriate and required reports and maintains documentation of services provided as mandated by the Bureau of Indian Education and ethical standards. Is available to provide technical assistance regarding speech/language therapy methods and strategies/techniques to use with the identified students. 4. Guides and/or supervises the implementation of individual therapy with identified students with school staff, parents and other educational assistants. Re-designs therapy methods when necessary, makes progress reports to parents and teachers; maintains records in accordance with federal regulations. 5. Completes and documents services provided to each students on the required BIE "Service Logs". These logs are completed for each student served and submitted to the school on a monthly basis within five work days after a new month begins. Additionally, a copy of the service logs for each student served will be attached to the payment invoice and submitted to the (AU-Administration within five work days. Payment for services will not be processed unless the service logs are completed and submitted with the invoice. 6. Provides and maintain certification and/or license in the State of New Mexico. Also, required to be finger printed and have a background checked approve by the Bureau of Indian Education/Human Resource Office/Personnel Security. This is a contractor's responsibility as soon as a contract is officially awarded. 7. Provides monthly schedule of visits to each assigned school and a separate schedule of students to be seen at each school for the teaching staff and Principals' information. Furthermore, all BIE schools required their visitors to sign in and out for security reasons and contracted workers are required to abide by these school rules. 8. Provide therapeutic services necessary, labor, materials, and incidentals for the assigned schools. SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES 9. Provide a work space to test and work with students that require occupational services. 10. Release the students for testing and therapeutic sessions according to the individual student schedule. 11. Collaborate with the Occupational Therapist on matters that require immediate attention either in person or through emails or fax prior to the school visit to allow time for preparation. 12. Inform OT contractor about school closure or other activities that may interfere with therapeutic sessions and make arrangement for make-up work. 13. Provide orientation to contracting specialist(s) on school rules and a tour of the campus to have staff meet the specialist(s) Period of Performance: August 3, 2015 to June 30, 2020. 1. Base Year: August 3, 2015 to June 30, 2016 a. Serve eleven (11) schools intermittently for 112 students. The BIE-Operated Schools are as follow: Baca/Dlo' Ayazhi Community School, Breadsprings Day School, Chichiltah/Jones Ranch Community School, Lake Valley Navajo School, Marinao Lake Community School, Ojo Encino Day School, Pueblo Pintado Community School, T'iists'oozi Bi'Olta (Crownpoint Community School), Tse'ii'ahi Community School (Standing Rock Community School), Wingate Elementary School and Wingate High School. The eleven schools may need assistance with evaluation and/or therapeutic services when caseloads start to increase. b. Of the eleven BIE-funded schools, contracted provider will be working consistently with the following schools. 1. Tse'ii'ahi Community School 6 active Students 2. Bread Springs Community School 2 active students 3. Lake Valley Navajo School 0 active students 4. Chichiltah/Jones Ranch School 2 active students Total Number of Students 10 active students c. Twenty percent (20%) of 112 students equals 22 possible new referrals; 10 plus 22 possible referrals equals 32 speech students. Thirty-two (32) students @ 40 hours per week for 48 weeks of school (including ESY services in June) equal 1,920 hours of services for students. 1,920 hours times $____equals $____; Travel @ 800 hours round trip times $_____equals $_____and d. Mileage at .565 x 10,000 miles round trip = $______. All mileage rates are subject to change in accordance with the Federal Government mileage rates. Grand Total: $ 2. Optional Years of 1-4 will cover months of 10 months of direct services and 1 month of Extended School Year services. STATEMENT OF WORK School Psychologist SCOPE The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Special Education Related Services (SERS), Cooperative Agreement Unit (CAU) is in need of a contractor to provide psychological therapy services for students to begin on August 03, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The following duties will be required: 1. The contractor will work directly with BIE-funded schools to initiate an evaluation or a re- evaluation for students who have been referred as possibly in need of special education services. All required consents for new and re-evaluations will be completed by the referring school. The School Psychologist will schedule and conduct full psycho-education and/or psychological evaluations. Gathers and compiles all pertinent data for the child being evaluated from school staff and parents. Assists the IEP team in determining which disabling conditions to evaluate and help select procedures and instruments to use in psychological portions of evaluation within required time frame. 2 Attend multi-disciplinary team meeting for the students evaluated to provide interpretation of the findings and recommendation to the schools. 3 Utilizes counseling and therapeutic techniques with specific children, in order to help them recognize and resolve problems relating to their attitudes towards self, family, and/or school, which negatively affect education and/or life adjustment decisions and behaviors. 4 Participates in the development of an Evaluation Team Summary Report (ETSR) which is an accepted report format for the BIE-funded schools' evaluations. It is a consolidated multi- disciplinary team report with recommendations and assists multi-disciplinary teams in eligibility determination and the development of appropriate individual education plans. 5 Participates in multi-disciplinary team interactions. Is available for consultation on psychological matters to other professional and parents. Writes appropriate and required reports and maintains documentation of services provided as mandated by the Bureau of Indian Education and ethical standards. Is available to provide technical assistance regarding Special Education policies and procedures, behavior management, or speedy referral for such to school administrators and staff members on an as-needed basis. Provides technical assistance on crisis intervention in according with NASP or state counseling therapy Board standards when called upon. 6 Guides and/or supervises the implementation of individual therapy with identified students with school staff, parents and other educational assistants. Develops and implements therapy plans; makes progress reports to parents and teachers; maintains records in accordance with federal regulations. 7 Completes and documents services provided to each students on the required BIE "Service Logs". These logs are completed for each student served and submitted to the school on a monthly basis within five work days after a new month begins. Additionally, a copy of the service logs for each student served will be attached to the payment invoice and submitted to the CAU-Administration within five work days.Payment for services will not be processed unless the service logs are completed and submitted with the invoice. 8 Provides and maintain certification and/or license in the State of New Mexico. Also, required to be finger printed and have a background checked approve by the Bureau of Indian Education/Human Resource Office/Personnel Security. This is a contractor's responsibility as soon as a contract is officially awarded. 9 Provides monthly schedule of visits to each assigned school and a separate schedule of students to be seen at each school for the teaching staff and Principals' information. Furthermore, all BIE schools required their visitors to sign in and out for security reasons and contracted workers are required to abide by these school rules. 10 Provide therapeutic services necessary, labor, materials, and incidentals for the assigned schools. SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES 11 Provide a work space to test and work with students that require psychological services. 12 Release the students for testing and therapeutic sessions according to the individual student schedule. 13 Collaborate with the School Psychologist on matters that require immediate attention either in person or through emails, fax, and etc. prior to the school visit to allow time for preparation. 14 Inform School Psychologist contractor regarding school closure or other activities that may interfere with therapeutic sessions and make arrangement for make-up work. 15 Provide orientation to contracting specialist(s) on school rules and a tour of the campus to have staff meet the specialist(s) and become familiar with the school campus. Contractor shall evaluate students to determine eligibility for special education and related services, provide therapeutic services where necessary, materials and incidental for the assigned schools. All mileage rates are subject to change in accordance with the Federal Government mileage rates. Period of Performance: August 3, 2015 to June 30, 2020. 1. Base Year: August 03, 2015 to June 30, 2016 A. Serve eleven (11) BIE-operated schools intermittently for 162 students. The BIE-Operated Schools are as follow: BacajDlo'Ayazhi Community School, Breadsprings Day School Chichiltah/Jones Community School, Lake Valley Navajo School, Mariano Lake Community School, Ojo Encino Day School, Pueblo Pintado Community School, T'iiists'oozi Bi'Olta (Crownpoint Community School), Tse'ii'ahi Community School (Standing Rock Community School), Wingate Elementary School and Wingate High School. B. Twenty percent of 162 is 32 students. Thirty two (32) students @ 40 hours per week for 48 weeks of school (including ESY services in June) equal 1,920 hours of services for student to include evaluation, counseling, consultation and ESY. 1,920 hours times $______equals $______; C. Travel @ 800 hours round trip times $_______ equals $_______; and D. Mileage at .565 x 10,000 miles round trip equals $¬¬¬¬________. All mileage rates are subject to change in accordance with the Federal Government mileage rates. Grand Total: $_______ 2. Optional Years of 1-4 will cover months of 10 months of direct services and 1 month of Extended School Year services. STATEMENT OF WORK Speech/Language Pathologist SCOPE The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Special Education Related Services (SERS), Cooperative Agreement Unit (CAU) is in need of a contractor to provide speech therapy services for students to begin on August 03,2015 to June 30, 2016. The following duties will be required: 1 The contractor will work directly with BIE-funded schools to initiate an evaluation or a re-evaluation for students who have been referred as possibly in need of special education and related services, specifically Speech/language therapeutic services. All required consents for new and re-evaluations will be completed by the referring school. The Speech/Language Pathologist will schedule and conduct full evaluation within the required time frame. 2. Participates in the development of an Evaluation Team Summary Report (ETSR) which is an accepted report format for the BIE-funded schools' evaluations. It is a consolidated multi- disciplinary team report with recommendations and assists multi-disciplinary teams in eligibility determination and the development of appropriate individual education plans. 3. Participates in multi-disciplinary team interactions. Is available for consultation on speech/language therapy matters to other professional and parents. Writes appropriate and required reports and maintains documentation of services provided as mandated by the Bureau of Indian Education and ethical standards. Is available to provide technical assistance regarding speech/language therapy methods and strategies/techniques to use with the identified students. 4. Guides and/or supervises the implementation of individual therapy with identified students with school staff, parents and other educational assistants. Develops and implements therapy interventions when indicated, makes progress reports to parents and teachers; maintains records in accordance with federal regulations. 5. Completes and documents services provided to each students on the required BIE "Service Logs". These logs are completed for each student served and submitted to the school on a monthly basis within five work days after a new month begins. Additionally, a copy of the service logs for each student served will be attached to the payment invoice and submitted to the CAU-Administration within five work days. Payment for services will not be processed unless the service logs are completed and submitted with the invoice. 6. Provides and maintain certification and/or license in the State of New Mexico. Also, required to be finger printed and have a background checked approve by the Bureau of Indian Education/Human Resource Office/Personnel Security. This is a contractor's responsibility as soon as a contract is officially awarded. 7. Provides monthly schedule of visits to each assigned school and a separate schedule of students to be seen at each school for the teaching staff and Principals' information. Furthermore, all BIE schools required their visitors to sign in and out for security reasons and contracted workers are required to abide by these school rules. 8. Provide therapeutic services necessary, labor, materials, and incidentals for the assigned schools. SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES 9. Provide a work space to test and work with students that require speech/language services. 10. Release the students for testing and therapeutic sessions according to the individual student schedule. 11. Collaborate with the Speech/language therapist on matters that require immediate attention either in person or through emails, fax, and etc., prior to the school visit to allow time for preparation. 12. Inform speech contractor about school closure or other activities that may interfere with therapeutic sessions and make arrangement for make-up work. 13. Provide orientation to contracting specialist(s) on school rules and a tour of the campus to have staff meet the specialists) Period of Performance: August 3, 2015 to June 30, 2020. 1. Base Year: August 03, 2015 to June 30, 2016 14. Serve eleven (11) schools intermittently for 310 students. The BIE-Operated Schools are as follow: Baca/Dlo'Ayazhi Community School, Breadsprings Day School, Chichiltah/Jones Ranch Community School, lake Valley Navajo School, Marinao lake Community School, Ojo Encino Day School, Pueblo Pintado Community School, T'iists'oozi Bi'Olta (Crownpoint Community School), Tse'ii'ahi Community School (Standing Rock Community School), Wingate Elementary School and Wingate High School. The eleven schools may need assistance with evaluation and/or therapeutic services when caseloads start to increase. 15. Of the eleven BIE-funded schools, contracted provider will be working consistently with the following schools: Chichiltah Community School 7 active students Wingate High School 18 active students Lake Valley Navajo School 3 active students Ojo Encino Day School 19 active students Pueblo Pintado Community School 15 active students T'iistsozi Bi'Olta 22 active students Wingate Elementary School 51 active students Total Active Students 135 active Stu. 16. Twenty percent (20%) of 135 students equals 27 possible new referrals; 135 plus 27 possible referrals equals 162 speech students. 162 students x .5 x 48 weeks = 3,888 hrs x $_____= $_______. 17. Travel @ 1,188 hours r/t x $______ = $_______ 18. Mileage at .565 x 11,000 miles round trip = $_______, All mileage rates are subject to change in accordance with the Federal Government mileage rates. Grand Total: $________ 2 Optional Years of 1-4 will cover months of 10 months of direct services and 1 month of Extended School Year services. 3 Evaluation factors will be based on the lowest priced technically acceptable process. The evaluation factors will be based on the following: a. Technical Capability b. Management Capability c. Past Performance TOTAL Base Year: $____________________________________ Option Years $____________________________________ Period of Performance: TBD from Date of award Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following FAR Clauses including all addenda applies to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items: 52.219-30; 52.233-03; 52.233-4; 52.222-3; 52.222-19; 52.222-21;52.222-26; 52.222-35; 52.222-36; 52.222-37; 52.232.33; 52.232-36; 52.219-6; 52.239-1; 52.222-41; FAR 52.232-99 Providing Payment to Small Business ; FAR 52.211-16 Variation of Quantity; FAR 52.217-6 Option to Increase Quantity; FAR 52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity¿Separately Priced Line Item; FAR 52.217-8¿Option to Extend Services; FAR 52.217-9¿Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.232-18 Availability of Funds; FAR 232-19 Availability of Funds for Next Fiscal Year; 52.232-30 Installment Payments for Commercial Items; 52.217-02 Cancellation under Multiyear Contract; 52.204-06; DOI Acquisition Reg (DIAR) 1452.226-70 Indian Preference; 1452.226-71; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items; Indian Preference Program; 1450-0016-001 Homeland Security Presidential Directive; 1452-204-70 Release of Claims; DOI Electronic Invoicing Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements-Invoicing Processing Platform (IPP) (April 2013). Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements-Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) (April 2013) Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP). "Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor . To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp .gov. Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice; - A copy of the contractor¿s invoice shall be included with the IPP invoice. If no invoice is attached, the Invoice will be rejected. The Contractor must use the IPP website to register access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) prior to the contract award date, but no more than }- 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos .frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation. (End of Local Clause) The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the website at http://www.acquisition.gov or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. A signed and dated offer with a complete copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, are due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Cedric A. Wood, by close of business, 17:00 pm, Local Time, July 27, 2015. Offers submitted by email is encouraged, email: cedric.wood@bia.gov. Due to the urgency of the requirement, the response time has been shortened. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Cedric A. Wood, Contract Specialist, at (505) 863-8266, or by email at cedric.wood@bia.gov. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM www.sam.gov in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.sam.gov. Additional Info: Contracting Office Address: BIA - Navajo Regional Office Division of Acquisition P. O. Box 1060 301 W. Hill Rm 346 Gallup NM 87305 Place of Performance: Eastern Area Agency, NM 87313 US Point of Contact(s): Cedric A. Wood, Contract Specialist 505-863-8266

C--A&E IDIQ Materials Testing - Requesting for Qualification SF-330

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published August 8, 2015  -  Deadline August 8, 2015
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office anticipates awarding three Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Materials exploration and testing services for the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. In accordance with 40 U.S.C 101, Section of Architects and Engineering, FAR Part 36 will be used in conjunction with the negotiation procedures in FAR Part 15, the Government will select Materials testing laboratories based on professional qualification and selection criteria. Professional Engineering Services are for materials testing and geotechnical engineering and explorations of road construction projects on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in support of several Federally-funded programs administered by BIA, Navajo Regional Office. TYPE OF CONTRACT: This acquisition is a FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION to A-E firms licensed and registered within Arizona, New Mexico and Utah served by BIA, Navajo Regional Office. NAICS Code: 541380, Testing Laboratories of Professional Engineer license in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Each IDIQ contract awarded will consist of 1 base year and options to extend the contract for 4 additional 1-year periods. Each successful firm will be re-evaluated each year to determine award of options to extend the contract. The total order amount will not exceed $5,000,000.00 for the life of the IDIQ contract, with no individual task order exceeding $350,000.00. The guaranteed minimum amount under this contract is $5,000.00 for base year only. The $5,000.00 amount is not a minimum guarantee for any option year exercised. Each contract will operate with individually negotiated task orders issued in accordance with the terms of the IDIQ contract. Task orders may or may not be for a complete project or series of projects. This solicitation is Phase I of a two step process to obtain information from Materials testing and Geotechncial Engineering firms about its general professional qualification of SF330, where the Government will evaluate and select five (5) qualified firms based on the requirements listed below and only the top five firms will move on to the second phase where an IDIQ will be negotiated. No other general notification to firms will be made and no further action is required. This is not a request for proposal. No solicitation package is available. GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK: The work will be associated with The Indian Reservation Road (IRR) program was established by Congress within the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-424) with reauthorization in 1987 and subsequent modification under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, (ISTEA), (P.L. 102-240) and the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), P.L. 105-85, and the current Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) authorization, P.L. 112-141. The Indian Reservation Roads Program is a jointly administered program of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Highway Administration. In general, these Acts provide for the design, construction, reconstruction, and construction management of roads and bridges on Indian Reservation as well as transportation planning and periodic inspection/inventory of BIA IRR bridges. Funding for Delivery Orders within this contract are from Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) authorization, P.L. 112-141 and any new transportation re-authorizations as approved by Congress. SERVICES REQUIRED UNDER THE CONTRACT: Interested firms responding to this announcement must be American Associate of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Certified Laboratories only and cannot be an engineering firm who subs out the work to an AASHTO certified laboratory. The lab shall be in full compliance with the state licensing requirements and shall be currently permitted to practice the profession of materials and geotechnical engineering in the State of Corporation. The contract scope of work consists of the following discipline of engineering services: (A) Pavement surfacing design, bridge foundation design/recommendations, embankment stabilization, and subgrade treatment design recommendations, and any and all other structural element foundation recommendations for a given highway and/or bridge project; (B) Testing of soils, aggregate base, Portland cement concrete, asphalt cement, asphaltic concrete, paint, sign reflectivity, asphalt oils, timber, structural steel, lime, and other products used in the highway industry . (C) Special geotechnical design plans and specifications for unique highway engineering problems. These special designs may include slope stability features, rock stability and/or blasting, unique retaining walls, subsurface drainage features, soil stabilization, and other unique geotechnical problem that may arise on a given transportation project. Services will include but not limited to: A. Preliminary Geotechnical Engineering Services (PE) which consists of subsurface exploration and foundation/structural pavement design; roadway sampling and testing; soils investigation and surfacing recommendation reporting; bridge and other structural element soils investigations, sampling and testing; bridge/major drainage structure soils investigation and foundation recommendation report; rock and soil stability analysis and design requirements; subgrade soils treatment recommendations using various soil additives; special geotechnical analysis and design; chipseal design recommendations of various types and grades; pavement oil treatments; concrete mix designs of various types; and B. Roadway/Bridge/Structural Element Construction Engineering Inspection and Testing (CE) which consists primarily of aggregate base course, asphaltic concrete pavement, sign and striping reflectivity, and Portland cement concrete testing but can include many other materials used in highway and bridge construction. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR SELECTION OF TOP FIVE In accordance with Brooks Act, the BIA will evaluate and select the top 5 firms from the total number of Labs who submit a SF330 qualification package for the IDIQ contracts. In Phase II the top 5 firms will then be evaluated under additional evaluation criteria including an on-site visit. Subsequently, negotiations for the eventual contracts will be held with the highest 5 ranked firms resulting in contract awards to the top three. In order to gain consideration, each discipline must be addressed separately by relating the interested AASHTO Certified Firm¿s capabilities to the following evaluation criteria categories and points. A. Factor 1: (20 Points) Professional qualification and experience personnel proposed for assignment to work within the specified disciplines through AASHTO certification for all highway material testing procedures as well as AASHTO certified laboratories. Greater consideration may be given for Firms who have licensed professional Engineers on staff. B. Factor 2: (20 Points) Thorough knowledge of all AASHTO and ASTM design and testing manuals and procedures as related to highway engineering; including other manuals; Including certifications for carrying out the various testing procedures for highway materials, including types of equipment available with current certifications of equipment calibrations both in the main lab and field labs. C. Factor 3: (20 Points) Interest of Top Management & the Task Order Management Capabilities (both PE & CE): 1. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their proposed on-site approach to project management, coordination, and how upper management gets involved in the process; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are proposed, tracked, and issues followed up on to insure quality and timely deliverables; and records management 2. Each offeror shall be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the team who will be assigned directly to the project task order. The key individual is the Geotechnical/Materials Engineer, who should have direct work experience over all scope of work. The Geotechnical/Materials Engineer should have successfully completed at least five (5) projects with a similar or more complex scope for a least 80 percent of the total project term. All task orders must have been completed timely, within budget, and to the satisfaction of the owner. D. Factor 4: (15 Points) Past Performance Each offeror should provide five (5) references of recent ( last three years) past performance on contracts completed and submit it directly to the BIA, Division of Acquisitions; Attention: Ms. Ella M. Dempsey, P.O.1060, Gallup, NM 87305. This factor is the quality of work and depth of relevant experience of the offeror previously completed projects/task orders on project management, coordination, compliance, timeliness, dollar value, and related contracts requirements. Per FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), firms with no relevant experience and/or past performance history may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. References must be capable of providing firsthand information to substantiate the satisfactory completion of the offeror¿s past performance. References will be contacted. See Attachment A, B, C and D. E. Factor 5: (5 Points) Location in the general geographical area of the Navajo Indian Reservation and knowledge of the locality of projects, that application of the criterion leaves appropriate number of qualified firms, given nature and size of each project. F. Factor 6: (10 Points) Specialized Experience & Technical Competence. The Lab/Firm¿s specialized experience in the geotechnical and testing 7 inspection fields that reflects the firms technical competence. Specialized experience includes, but not limited to, being an expert witness in a claim, specialized equipment to carry out unique testing procedures, use of GIS, or special design features developed for a client. G. Factor 7: (10 points) Facilities & Equipment. The Lab/Firm¿s ability to conduct all the testing procedures for various highway materials used on a construction project with the right type of certified equipment. The Firm/Lab calibration updating tracking process with all equipment certified and well kept. The testing lab¿s tracking of samples procedures and cleanliness. In Phase II of this solicitation as the top five (5) firms have been determined, then a second notification will be sent out for each of the five (5) best qualified Firms to receive a Request for Proposal (RFP). The government will request to have on-sight visits to each offeror¿s facilities to verify the information provided through this solicitation The Government shall have thirty (30) calendar days to review the documents. Only the top five qualifiers will receive the RFP and the Government anticipates awarding three IDIQ contracts resulting from the RFP. The Government will not indemnify the firms selected against liability involving any work performed under the basic contract and task orders issued thereto. All interested offeror meeting the above qualification requirements and having the capabilities to perform the services described in this a announcement are invited to respond by submitting with a signature of intent, a completed Standard Form 330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications, brief narrative of understanding addressing the topics of the evaluation criteria, proof of professional licensing and/or certifications requirements including SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Firms desiring to be considered must submit five (5) set of documents containing copies of the completed SF 330. Bind each set with front and back covers. The front cover will show the submitting firm¿s name and address, the solicitation number, closure date of the solicitation, and any other pertinent information. Divide each set into the following labeled sections: ¿ Section 1 must include a cover letter; ¿ Section 2 must include the Part I of the SF 330 (without instructions), with tabbed subsections for Items A through I. Provide an organizational chart under Item D, the prime consultant and all sub consultants listed under Item C. In Item E, provide only resumes of key personnel that are anticipated to work on the contract. Provide detail on the role the individual had in example projects. Item F is limited to 10 projects showing examples of past performance relevant to general scope of work, quality, budgeting, timeliness and innovative project delivery. Example projects should at a minimum include project scope, size, cost, and lists of the project staff and sub consultants on the project with detail on the roles and responsibilities of each team member. ¿ Modify Item G accordingly to reflect number of projects shown in Item F and number of staff shown in Item E. Item H may include other superior performance indicators, including subject matter and point of contact not covered in Item F, as well as other responses to the evaluation criteria that are not responded to elsewhere. ¿ Section 3 will include Part II of SF 330 and should include a tab for each firm. Submit data that the firm feels adequately demonstrates experience and qualifications to perform the required work. The submitted package is limited to 40 sheets total, 8.5¿ x 11¿, printed on front and back (total of 80 printed pages), excluding tabs and front and back covers. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Only page numbers 1-80 will be considered during evaluations. Font for body copy must be Times New Roman and no smaller than 10 pt. Table font must be Times New Roman but may be smaller than 10 pt. Please do not submit any pre-printed literature such as brochures, capability statements, etc. Failure to provide requested data, accessible point of contact or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being considered less qualified. Responses are due at 1:00 P.M. (local time) on September 8, 2015 to be considered. ALL QUESTIONS IS TO BE PROVIDE TO: Ella.Dempsey@bia.gov. Question will be accepted thru August 31, 2015. Submit documents to Ella M. Dempsey, BIA, Navajo Region, Division of Acquisition, P.O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 (mailing address) OR Physical address: BIA, Navajo Region, Division of Acquisition, 301 West Hill Avenue, Room 346, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 - Attention: Ella M. Dempsey, Telephone Number (505) 863-8335. All interested firms must be registered in the SAM contracts from the Federal Government. The CCR website address is http://www.sam.gov

Kayako Fusion Software License Renewal

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published April 22, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is being issued in conjunction with FAR Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures, as applicable. The solicitation number is SB1342-15-RQ-0310 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-81, dated April 10, 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541519 - Information Technology Value Added Resellers; Small Business Size Standard is 150 in number of employees. The acquisition is solicited as a total small business aside. The National Technical Information Service intends to issue a Firm-Fixed Price purchase order as a result of this solicitation. Brand Name Only - Kayako Fusion Software License Renewal. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS, see Attachment A for contract line item numbers 0001-0003, item description, quantity, and period of performance. Method of delivery and acceptance is electronically. Background/Purpose: Kayako Fusion License renewal consisting of domain, support test, and helpdesk for 30 licenses. Place of Performance: The delivery address: National Technical Information Service (NTIS),5301 Shawnee Road, Rm. 304, Alexandria, VA 22312. Period of Performance: Base year and one option year at 12 months each. The provision at FAR 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this solicitation.The provision at FAR 52.212-2 - Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) is applicable to this solicitation. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: (a) The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer is lowest price technically acceptable. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: (i) To be technically acceptable, an offeror must be an authorized reseller to make transactions for the license renewal and new purchases.(ii) Price (b) Options: Evaluation of price will be inclusive of options. (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) with its offer. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of the provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at: https://www.sam.gov. 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013). The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (DEC 2014), applies to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference. Addenda applicable to 52.212-4 are: 52.217-8 - Options 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 30 days prior to the contract expiration date. (End of clause); and FAR 52.217-9 - Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) - (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days prior to the contract expiration date; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 29 (months).(End of clause). FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at http://acquisition.gov FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) . The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; 52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 52.225-3 Alt I -- Buy American -Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award 52.247-34 - F.O.B. Destination Commerce Acquisition Regulations - 1352.102 Incorporated in full text. 1352.201-70 CONTRACTING OFFICER's AUTHORITY (APR 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. 1352.209-73 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. 1352.209-74 ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as "contractor") in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms "contract," "contractor," and "Contracting Officer" shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507-1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. 1352.239-70 SOFTWARE LICENSE ADDENDUM (APR 2010) - (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq., and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, "Assignment of Claims." (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As a result of this RFQ, the Government intends to make a single purchase order award to the offeror whose offer provides the lowest price technically acceptable quote. The Government reserves the right to make no award. Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014)(1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, 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) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offer/contractor assures that - a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months; b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Provision) Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources are encouraged to submit a quote, which if received timely, shall be considered. Quote shall reference solicitation number SB1342-15-RQ-0310. Quotes are due on or before May 1, 2015, 3:00 PM, EST and shall be submitted by email to: crice@ntis.gov For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Cheryl Rice at (703) 605-6041. Primary Point of Contact: Cheryl Rice, Contract Specialist crice@ntis.gov: 703-605-6041 PhoneSecondary Point of Contact: Robert Coyle Contracting Officer Robert.coyle@nist.gov: 703-605-6116 PhoneContracting Office Address: 5301 Shawnee Road Room 304 Alexandria, VA 22312 United States

D--Cisco SmartNet Support Subscription Renewal

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 26, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is WE-133E-15-RQ-0996-01 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541613 with a small business size standard of $15.00M.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-26 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N JMX1448L15U (CON-SU1-AS2A10K9) S/N JAF11310372 (CON-SU1-ASAINC10, 1, EA; LI 002: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N JMX1448L15U (CON-SU1-AS2A10K9) S/N JAF11310372 (CON-SU1-ASAINC10, 1, EA; LI 003: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX1550AJLU (CON-SNT-2921) S/N FTX1550AJLZ (CON-SNT-2921), 1, EA; LI 004: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX1550AJLU (CON-SNT-2921) S/N FTX1550AJLZ (CON-SNT-2921), 1, EA; LI 005: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N 3565J4CD477 (CON-SAS-LCSACS52), 1, EA; LI 006: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N 3565J4CD477 (CON-SAS-LCSACS52), 1, EA; LI 007: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FOX1441G1H9 (CON-SNT-C4507RE), 1, EA; LI 008: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FOX1441G1H9 (CON-SNT-C4507RE), 1, EA; LI 009: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX174210TR (CON-SU1-A151PS9) S/N FTX1742116E (CON-SU1-A151PS9), 1, EA; LI 010: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX174120TR (CON-SU1-A151PS9) 1/10/2015-1/31/2016 S/N FTX174210TR(CON-SU1-A151PS9), 1, EA; LI 011: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N JMX1201LHA (CON-SNT-AS1SBK9), 1, EA; LI 012: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N JMX1201L1HA (CON-SNT-AS1SBK9), 1, EA; LI 013: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license reinstatement fee. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX1320A0NT (CON-SNT-C2811HSE) S/N FTX1320A0XR (CON-SNT-C2811HSE), 1, EA; LI 014: FFP for Cisco Smartnet license renewal. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N FTX1320A0NT (CON-SNT-C2811HSE) S/N FTX1320A0XR (CON-SNT-C2811HSE), 1, EA; LI 015: FFP for Cisco Smartnet 8x5xNBD for secure ACS 4X solution -engine 1113. Period of Performance through 1/31/2016 S/N QCF13510005 (CON-SNT-CSA1113), 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: (Reference 52.211-6) (Reference 52.212-1) (Reference 52.212-4) (Reference 1352.201-70) (Reference 1352.209-73) (Reference 1352.209-74) (Reference 1352.233-71) I have read and agreed to the "52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Cerfifications--Commercial Items" Clause in the attached 'Additional Clauses' document. I have read and agreed to the "52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS- COMMERCIAL ITEMS" Clause in the attached 'Additional Clauses' document. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): www.acquisition.gov (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: NOAA/ NESDIS/CDA Station 1300 Eisele Road Fairbanks, AK. 99712 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NOAA/NESDIS/CDA Station 1300 Eisele Road Fairbanks, AK. 99712 (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) 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (DEVIATION) The Contracting Officer shall insert the following clause in all solicitations and resultant contracts. PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEVIATION) (AUG 2012) This clause implements the temporary policy provided by OMB Policy Memorandum M12-16. Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors, dated July 11 , 2012. (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receip?of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) Include the substance of this clause, including paragraph (b) . in all subcontracts with small business concerns. (c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. Evaluation of Offerors-Commercial Items (F) 1352.213-70 Evaluation Using Simplified Acquisitions Procedures. (R) Except as provided in 4.1102(a), use the provision at 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, in solicitations. (2) If the solicitation is anticipated to be awarded in accordance with 4.1102(a)(5), the contracting officer shall use the provision at 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, with its Alternate I. (b) Insert the clause at 52.204-13, Central Contractor Registration Maintenance, in solicitations that contain the provision at 52.204-7, and resulting contracts. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 6625 (2) The small business size standard is (3) The small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, other than on a construction or service contract, but which proposes to furnish a product which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. "Method of payment." (1) All payments by the Government under this contract shall be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT), except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this clause. As used in this clause, the term "EFT" refers to the funds transfer and may also include the payment information transfer. (2) In the event the Government is unable to release one or more payments by EFT, the Contractor agrees to either-- (i) Accept payment by check or some other mutually agreeable method of payment; or (ii) Request the Government to extend the payment due date until such time as the Government can make payment by EFT (but see paragraph (d) of this clause). (b) "Contractor`s EFT information." The Government shall make payment to the Contractor using the EFT information contained in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. In the event that the EFT information changes, the Contractor shall be responsible for providing the updated information to the CCR database. Except as stated in paragraph (b) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (1) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government. (2) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an ``I agree'''' click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., ``click-wrap'''' or ``browse-wrap'''' agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause. (3) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. (b) Paragraph (a) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures. (End of clause) "Explanation of delivery term." "F.o.b. destination" means-- (1) Free of expense to the Government delivered, on board the carrier`s conveyance, at a specified delivery point where the consignee`s facility (plant, warehouse, store, lot, or other location to which shipment can be made) is located; and (2) Supplies shall be delivered to the destination consignee`s wharf (if destination is a port city and supplies are for export), warehouse unloading platform, or receiving dock, at the expense of the contractor. The Government shall not be liable for any delivery, storage, demurrage, accessorial, or other charges involved before the actual delivery (or "constructive placement" as defined in carrier tariffs) of the supplies to the destination, unless such charges are caused by an act or order of the Government acting in its contractual capacity. Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). Convict Labor (Jun 2003) (E.O. 11755). Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Mar 2012) (E.O. 13126). Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.0.-, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation. As prescribed in 37.110(b), insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts for services to be performed on Government installations, unless a construction contract is contemplated: Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) The Contractor shall use reasonable care to avoid damaging existing buildings, equipment, and vegetation on the Government installation. If the Contractor?s failure to use reasonable care causes damage to any of this property, the Contractor shall replace or repair the damage at no expense to the Government as the Contracting Officer directs. If the Contractor fails or refuses to make such repair or replacement, the Contractor shall be liable for the cost, which may be deducted from the contract price. (Reference 52.232-33) (Reference 52.219-1) (A)(1) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this Acquisition is 541519. (Reference 52.204-7) (Reference 1352.239-72) Security requirements for information technology resources. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? Sellers must supply documentation proving that they are an Authorized Cisco Gold or Silver Partner, if they do not provide this documentation they will be considered "non-responsive". Sellers must bid exact match to spec (make, model and spec). Sellers must have the certification/specialization level required by Cisco to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable Cisco certification/specialization requirements. A) The products offered in this bid are brand new, not gray market and are in original packaging. B) Seller is providing these products via Cisco authorized channels for new equipment Federal sales. C) Full Cisco warranties will be provided and none of these products will have a negative impact on the warranties of associated system components. THE BID ON THIS OPPORTUNITY, SELLER MUST BE A CISCO GOLD OR SILVER PARTNERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.