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U--CONSULTANT, COMMON CORE

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published September 5, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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IGF::OT::IGF:: CONSULTANT, COMMON CORE

U--Curriculum Level Consultant Service for BIE, MARIA

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published August 27, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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IGF::OT::IGF:: Curriculum Level Consultant Service for BIE, MARIANO LAKE C/S

U - SPED Consultant

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 2016
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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. A16PS01317 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. Total Small Business Set Aside NAICS Code: 611710. STATEMENT OF WORK Psycho-Educational Assessment/Evaluation TiisNazbas Community School, Highway 160, BIA Road 5114 TiizNazbas, AZ is in need of a contractor to provide Psycho-Educational Assessment Services for students who are identified as needing service. Students receiving this service are those requiring 3-year re-evaluations or newly referred students who may be disabled. The Psycho-Education Assessment Services will be in accordance with P.L. 105-17 and 34 CFR, Part B, 25 CFR, #1-80 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 794. The period of service will be from (date of contract approval) thru June 30, 2017 at TiisNazbas Community School. The individual psycho-educational assessment service will include: 1. The administration of a battery of tests chosen in collaboration with the Special Education Department; 2. The scoring of all tests administered; 3. The interpretation of the test results; 4. The provision of a comprehensive written report describing the results of the assessment to the school within 30 days of the evaluation; 5. Documentation that parents and staff receive a copy of the individualized report; 6. Availability of the psychologist to participate in MDET/MDT/IEP meetings where the results of the testing are interpreted to parents/guardians and staff within 60 days of the evaluation; 7. Follow the Arizona Evaluation requirement format. The individualized written psycho-educational report will include: 1. Basic student data as furnished by the referral packet at the TiisNazbas Community School; 2. Diagnostic statement categories listed in 34 CFR; 3. Reason for referral 4. Background information: educational status and history, health assessment, and prior evaluation history; 5. Behavioral observations; 6. Assessments as requested on permission to evaluate which may include: a. intelligence b. academic achievement c. social behavior d. perceptual abilities, e. emotional behavior f. ADHD g. Other assessments relevant to the performance of the individual child 7. Summary report 8. Recommendations for placement, instruction, social, medical, etc. The contractor will: 1. Be available for twenty days from the time this contract is approved through June 30, 2017, eight (8) hours per day. (This will average 2 days per month, however, due to scheduling conflicts, state assessments, school breaks, etc. scheduling monthly site visits may not be feasible.) The school psychologist will arrange to meet with the MDT or IEP Committee for their annual review, re-evaluations, and other concerns; 2. Follow the Arizona Evaluation requirements as stated in section 300.352, Evaluation and Procedures; and 3. Attend all school IEP/MDT meetings to review documents and provide professional input concerning the service delivery for the student. 4. Sign in and out at the front office as documentation of services rendered and documentation of hours provided. 5. Provide their current state certification to TiisNazbas Community School. Security: The Psycho-Educational Consultant is required to have received the security clearance through the Bureau of Indian Education - Security Office. Period of Performance: Date of award thru June 30, 2017 FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors: Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process. All non-price factors weight more than cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. M.1 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options: Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. M.2 Evaluation Factors for Award: Award will be made on the basis of the best value trade off evaluation meeting the technically acceptable standards of all the non-price factors. The evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. The Government intends to select the Best Value offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of quotes (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's information to resolve minor or clerical errors.) M.3 Evaluation The Government will be utilizing a best value trade off procedures as required under FAR 15.101-1. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability quote with the evaluated price. Each Non-Price Factor will be rated with adjectives (see M.5 for rating scale). M.4 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance Factor I - Technical Capability quote for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work. The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW. Factor II - Management Capabilities for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume, certificates, licenses, along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel. Factor III - Past Performance for a Psycho-Educational Assessment Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". Complete and submit Appendix II. APPENDIX II: Past Performance Questionnaire 1. Contract number 2. Contractor's name and address 3. Type of contract 4. Complexity of work 5. Description and location of work (e.g., types of tasks, products, services) 6. Contract dollar value 7. Date of award 8. Contract completion date (including extensions) 9. Type and Extent of Subcontracting 10. If a problem surfaced what was done fix it? 11. A description of the types of personnel (skill and expertise) used and the overall quality of the contractor's team? 12. How was the technical performance or quality of the product or service; schedule; cost control (if applicable); business relations; and management? 13. Were there any particularly significant risks involved in performance services? 14. What was the relationship between the prime and subcontractors? How well did the prime manage the subcontractors? Did the subcontractors perform the bulk of the effort or just add depth on particular technical areas? Why were the subcontractors chosen to work on specific technical areas, what were those areas and why were they accomplished by the subcontractors rather than the prime? 15. Past efforts with the any other agency? 16. The company's strong points? QUOTE LINE ITEMS: (Please provide a breakdown of total cost) 1 Services: $_________/hour X 8 hours/day X 20 days = $___________, 2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________/mile X 20 trips = $_________ Total Cost = $______________________ Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation. The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment. Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made. Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation. Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation. If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award. If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children. Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name of Equal; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.216-02, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies; FAR 52.22-41, Service Contract Act 1965; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70, Indian Preference; 1452.226-71, Indian Preference Program; 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications: Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, September 06 2016, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.

Consulting Services for LPG Sector.

The Global LPG Partnership, Inc. | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline March 12, 2015
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09133000, 73200000

Consultant shall contribute to a national process led by Tenderer and the Ghana Government to design a large-scale LPG fuel-switching programme in Ghana including reform of LPG market rules, estimation of national LPG scalability potential (demand and supply), reengineering of the value chain, and identification of required interventions and investments throughout the value chain.

U-- EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS CONSULTANT

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published July 30, 2016  -  Deadline August 1, 2016
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IGF::OT::IGF:: Mathematic Professional Development Services for BIE, Mariano Lake Community School

Consultancy – eRecruit/eHire Helpdesk

UNDP HQ/BMS/OHR - New York - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published May 17, 2017  -  Deadline June 4, 2017
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The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will provide support to both applicant users and UNDP HR users to ensure efficient and cost effective support. The key tasks will have significant impact on the success of the global implementation of eRecruit/eHire and contribute to build capacity and contribute to the organizations efficiency, and effectiveness.Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 72439.Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # VA # 72439 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Utility Rate Expert Consultant Support Services

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published December 8, 2014  -  Deadline December 23, 2014
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Work is to be accomplished for the Utility Rate Management Team (URMT), located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City FL. Contractor shall provide utility rate experts to assist the URMT to support Air Force installations worldwide. These services shall perform utility acquisition and rate management, and allow procurement of utility services at a fair price and using reasonable terms. The contractor shall provide all personnel, management, labor, supervision, travel and services required to provide professional utility rate expert services. Additionally, the contractor shall provide services covering all facets of utility services with emphasis on solution of planning, engineering, and economic problems, which affect the acquisition and management of utility services for the Air Force worldwide. The contractor shall prepare and provide written reports of utility acquisition assessments, containing the contractor's findings and recommendations. The contractor's utility acquisition assessments may also involve the evaluation of options and methods for reducing utility costs and for making effective, efficient use of utility services; conducting engineering and economic analysis and making recommendations for utilities related facilities and service issues such as high voltage discounts and ownership of facilities; and evaluation of trends in terms of cost and availability of utilities to support determination of long- range planning parameters for installations. The contractor shall support these tasks that are variable in scope, timeliness, and priority level. This is a Performance Based Service Contract which focuses on the needs of the customer rather than on how the contractor meets those needs. The success of the contract depends on the satisfaction of the requirements. Rather than a mere list of activities, this is a written expression of the GSA's expectation of the service to be performed by the contractor. A higher level of effective communication between the Government and contractor is essential for partnering and performance based service contracting to succeed. The contractor, through innovation, technology, or other means, shall provide all personnel, management, labor, supervision, travel and services required to provide professional utility rate expert services. Additionally, the contractor shall provide services covering all facets of utility services with emphasis on solution of planning, engineering, and economic problems, which affect the acquisition and management of utility services for the Air Force worldwide. The contractor shall prepare and provide written reports of utility acquisition assessments, containing the contractor's findings and recommendations. The contractor's utility acquisition assessments may also involve the evaluation of options and methods for reducing utility costs and for making effective, efficient use of utility services; conducting engineering and economic analysis and making recommendations for utilities related facilities and service issues such as high voltage discounts and ownership of facilities; and evaluation of trends in terms of cost and availability of utilities to support determination of long-range planning parameters for installations. The contractor shall support these tasks that are variable in scope, timeliness, and priority level. Complete solicitation package will be available on or about 12 December 2014, with a full 30 days to submit quote/proposal.

Consultancy – Knowledge Management Specialist (Revision of Knowledge Products QA Process)

UNDP HQ/BPPS/DIG - New York - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 4, 2017
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The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will help UNDP develop and roll-out a new Quality Assurance Process for the development and dissemination of knowledge products and publications.Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 71891.Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 71891 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.Any request for clarification must be sent by email to cpu.bids@undp.org. The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

HR Consulting

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published October 2, 2015  -  Deadline October 7, 2015
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Integrated International Multimedia Medical Consultation Services

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published February 16, 2016  -  Deadline March 7, 2016
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Department of State, Office of Medical Services (MED/QI), requires a real time, 24/7/365, continuously available, telemedicine consultation service to assist individual MED providers on an intermittent, as needed, basis worldwide. MED personnel are required to provide urgent medical care for a wide variety of medical conditions, in a wide range of locations, some of which are in high threat areas and/or are austere. MED intends to facilitate provision of the highest quality levels of care. To do so requires access to very competent and specialized medical resources in order to provide consultations that are needed for a wide spectrum of possible illnesses and injuries. The Contractor shall be required to provide MED's medical staff with rapid access to state-of-the-art, knowledgeable, very specialized medical consultants appropriate to that wide range of medical conditions. The Contractor must have the equipment and experience to facilitate telecommunications and provide real-time, expert clinical advice on an "as needed" but urgent basis. The Contractor must be capable of demonstrating that they can routinely provide sources of appropriate medical advice to MED providers who have differing levels of experience, training, and language capabilities. Contractor must be capable of providing telemedicine access to such experts in a manner to accommodate the likelihood that the MED practitioners do not have access to the medical diagnostic and management resources commonly available in the United States. The requirement to make a broad array of specialized consultants continuously available on short notice will mandate Contractor to have access to or an affiliation with resources available in large academic medical centers. Please read the attached PWS in its entirety for detailed information.The Government assumes no responsibility of any costs incurred as it relates to the Request for Proposal (RFP). All inquiries or questions should be submitted via email, goudyfd@state.gov.    Telephone inquiries will not be entertained, accepted or acknowledged.Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the services as identified in the PWS are invited to submit responses to this RFP via email to Felicia Goudy at goudyfd@state.gov , by March 7, 2016, 5:00pm, EST.

2016 Annual On-Site consultation Training Conference

Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Labor, OASAM, BOC, Office of Procurement Services, Division III, intends to solicit and award a Firm Fixed Price contract for purpose of securing a Hotel venue for the 2016 Annual On-Site Consultation Training Conference, in support of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Polio Laos Consultants

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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This is a notice of intent to sole source. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 intends to sole source; in accordance with FAR Part 6.302-1 and 41 USC 253 (c) (1). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it's entity, Global Immunization Division, has the intent to award a sole source purchase order to Avram Corporation, Inc. The North American Industry Classification System code is 541611. The purpose of this procurement is to provide support via the WHO cooperative agreement to the WHO/Lao PDR office, CDC/GID/Polio Eradication Branch. This branch is seeking to place two short term consultants for two to six month periods of time, respectively, starting in June 2016. The activities will concentrate on the improvement of surveillance for polio, the improvement of supplementary immunization activities, and related efforts to overall strengthen control of vaccine preventable diseases. These efforts will take place at the national level, as well as at regional and district levels as needed. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotes. No solicitation document is available and telephone requests will not be accepted. The anticipated period of performance has a projected period of performance of 6 months from the anticipated date of award in August, 2016.  

IT operations for revenue and customs administrations Expert to assist with the development and implementation of MCC Threshold Programs

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published June 30, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-15-RFQ-0167 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html 2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $14 million. 3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached. 4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. 5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required. 6) Description of Services: MCC intends to procure the services of one subject matter expert in IT operations for revenue and customs administrations to assist with the development and implementation of MCC Threshold Programs. 7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered. 8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultants(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If options are included, quotes will be evaluated by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the options(s). 9) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Evaluation Criteria: Mandatory: (a) Masters Degree from accredited university in business administration, computer information systems, or similar fields. (b) Minimum of 10 years experience assessing or designing IT systems and operations for developing country governments, including some experience in revenue and customs administrations (c) Minimum of 5 years experience working with tax and customs administrations internationally to conduct assessments, develop recommendations, and implement modernization and reform activities. (d) Experience developing analytical models for revenue and customs administrations and providing capacity building to ensure that those models are effectively used. (e) Thorough understanding of international donor community and technical assistance projects for revenue and customs administrations that support risk management, automation and development of IT infrastructure and associated procedures Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness. 10) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. 11) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), July 24, 2015. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov by 2:00 pm EST on July 19, 2015. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-15-RFQ-0167 AND description in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb. 12) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision. After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors. 13) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document: a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file c. Price: Bio-Data Form which includes the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history (See link below). PDF file, completed and signed. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. 14) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award. 15) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices. 16) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

Special Consultation Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published April 7, 2015  -  Deadline April 10, 2015
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The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division intends to award a sole source Purchase Order to The Cybrix Group, Inc., 4508 Oak Fair Boulevard, Suite 240, Tampa, FL 33610. Award will be for non-personal services to support the Navy Experimental Diving Unit to identify and implement tasks addressing mission-relevant requires of US Special Operations Forces. The requirement is sole source as The Cybrix Group, Inc. is currently providing such services and has the required in-depth knowledge to provide such support without disruption to the mission. Comments on this intended award will be accepted through 10 April 2015 at Stacy.Figlinski@navy.mil. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 with a size standard of $15,000,000.00. The FSC Code is R425.

Technical Consultation Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline March 31, 2015
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The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, Florida intends to solicit Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) on a sole source basis for technical consultation support for the Mine Theory and Evaluation Program. The project activities that BAH provides are required immediately and it requires they have prior knowledge and understanding of offensive mining concepts. MHU deliverables will be delivered to the Naval Support Activity-Panama City (NSA PC), Receiving Office, 110 Vernon Ave, Panama City, FL 32407-7018. Comments on this intended award will be accepted through 31 March 2015 at Stacy.Figlinski@navy.mil. The NAICS Code is 541330 with a size standard of $15,000,000.00. The FSC Code is R425.

C--IPSOD IDIQ GEI Consultants

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published May 12, 2016
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IGF::OT::IGF RED LAKE DAM CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R--KC Joint Commission Consultation

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline November 25, 2015
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The Department Of Veterans Affairs, VISN 15 Contracting Office intends to release a commercial solicitation for Joint Commission consultation on Life Safety/Environment of Care, Home Care, Hospital Accreditation Program, and Behavioral Health for the Kansas City VA Medical Center located at 4801 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64218. The NAICS code is 541611 with a size standard of $15 Million. The solicitation number is VA255-16-Q-0038. The details including full specifications will be included in the Request for Quote, which will be released on or about Nov 18, 2015. The close date will be on or about Nov 25, 2015. Any contractor who wishes to receive a copy of this RFQ may submit a request via email. Attention: Laura Ferguson. The email address is Laura.Ferguson@va.gov. The phone number is 913-946-1990. The fax number is 913-946-1998.

Training Services

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 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; A14PS00995 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 acquisition is for a Small Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code 611710, size standard is $14.0. Due to the urgency of the required services the solicitation times have been shortened. Mariano Lake Community School Statement of Work Contractor shall provide monthly support in English Language Arts, mathematics, building leadership capacity, and in schoolwide implementation of the Common Core State Standards at Mariano Lake Community School. In addition, the use of outcome and progress monitoring assessments will be part of the support provided. Dates of service are from the date of award to the June 30, 2016. The focus of support for reading will fall into three, major categories: Curriculum, instruction, and assessment. All major school improvement functions fall within those categories. The contractor will provide the following services for the adopted program and curriculum at Mariano Lake Community School. Curriculum: a. Focusing on correct implementation of the Story-Town core and intervention programs by providing program training and by gauging fidelity of instruction to the adopted programs. b. Focusing on correct implementation of the Harcourt Math core and intervention programs. c. Understanding the intervention programs for English Language Arts and mathematics, as well as how those programs fit within the three-tier model. d. Demonstration and modeling of lessons that address the rigor of the Common Core State Standards. This will begin with consultant modeling, gradually moving to the side-by-side coaching model where the teacher and consultant will co-teach, thus fostering independence for the teacher. e. Debriefing observations and modeling efforts in order to solidify excellent teaching methods. f. Understanding key features of scientifically research-based programs and how they address the Common Core State Standards. g. Curriculum mapping of the programs toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Instruction: a. Professional development in best practices for instruction of English Language Arts and mathematics. b. Demonstration and modeling rigorous Common Core Lessons. This will begin with consultant modeling, gradually moving to the side-by-side coaching model where the teacher and consultant will co-teach, thus fostering independence for the teacher. c. Conduct schoolwide professional development in how reading programs address the Common Core State Standards. d. Providing differentiated support for teachers, based on individual skills needed in order for them to become excellent teachers. e. Establishing individual teaching goals, as well as schoolwide goals for improvement. f. Working with school principal and leadership team on ¿look fors¿ in excellent classroom instruction through co-observations and debriefings. g. Providing pre- and debriefing with teachers on lessons delivered in reading and math. h. Work with staff on cross-curricular reading and writing and best practices for teaching literacy in science, social studies, and technical subjects. i. Provision of one-to-one teacher support through the gradual release of responsibility from consultant to teacher. Assessment: a. Integrating assessments. b. Classroom support for using ongoing, in-program assessments to determine mastery toward the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. c. Identification in instructional gaps by triangulating DIBELS, NWEA, and Story-Town in-program assessments. d. Understanding benchmarking, progress monitoring, and outcome assessments and their uses, as well as their drawbacks. e. Creating schoolwide assessment calendar with all assessments clearly identified and scheduled. f. Working with school on protocols for exiting and entering students into interventions. Contractor will provide support for implementation of the Common Core State Standards in both English Language Arts and Reading in History, Science, Social Studies, and Technical subjects. The support will be for both teachers and school leadership (including the principal, leadership team, and school board members). School Leadership and Leadership Teams: a. Learn how to fairly and consistently evaluate instruction based on the Standards. This includes development of CCSS instrument to measure implementation. b. Conduct instructional coaching that both supports and examines teaching the CCSS. c. Creating Professional Learning Communities that focus on promoting excellent implementation of the English Language Arts and anchor standards. d. Leading teachers through reflection and planning of lessons. e. Quarterly training and reports for school board in which data and progress is reported. f. Guiding school leadership through the process of timelines, goals for implementation, supports needed at the system and classroom level, and resources needed. g. This support may also include Saturday trainings for other Navajo schools at the request of Mariano Lake Community School. Teaching Staff: a. Understand the cognitive processes required for student mastery. b. Create lesson plans aligned with programs and CCSS curriculum maps. c. Conducting ongoing, formative assessment in English Language Arts. d. Structures for honest examination of teaching styles and methods. e. Hands-on planning for differentiation and appropriate, data-based grouping. f. Incorporating Bloom¿s New Taxonomy and Webb¿s Depth of Knowledge into daily instruction. g. Development of collaborative classrooms that facilitate problem solving and inquiry. h. Employing interdisciplinary reading and writing. i. Understanding the writing process and how it facilitates critical thinking. j. Cross-curricular reading and writing. k. Facilitating the critical types of writing styles in the classroom, including informative, narrative, technical, etc. l - The Contractor will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at Mariano Lake Community School. The Contractor shall be reimbursed for actual allowable, allocable, and reasonable travel costs incurred during performance of this effort in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations effective on date of travel. The Contractor shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Date of Award to June 30, 2016 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 Contractors signature to acknowledge 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 is conforming to the solicitation that is 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 Experience Factor IV - Familiarity of the school or location Factor V - Past Performance In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process, all non-price factors weight more than cost or price. (b) 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 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. M.4. Evaluation Factors: Factor I - Technical Capability; Factor II - Management Capability; Factor III - Past Experience; Factor IV - Familiarity of the school or location; Factor V - Past Performance. Factor I - Technical Capability quote for Consultant Services, will work with and mentor the teaching staff to provide one to one teacher classroom support, 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 Consultant Services, will work with and mentor the teaching staff to provide one to one teacher classroom support, 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 Experience for similar Consultant Services, will work with and mentor the teaching staff to provide one to one teacher classroom support, in accordance with the Statement of Work. In the areas of quality, timeliness, customer satisfaction and business practices. Relevance of the offer's past project experience to this type of requirement. Factor IV - Familiarity of the school or location for Consultant Services, will work with and mentor the teaching staff to provide one to one teacher classroom support, in accordance with the Statement of Work. Consultant shall demonstrate the familiarity of the school or location, staff, student performance data, school needs, demographics and other key information about the population attending the local school. Factor V - Past Performance for Consultant Services, will work with and mentor the teaching staff to provide one to one teacher classroom support, 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". QUOTE LINE ITEMS: (provide a breakdown) A. Consultant Svc, 20 DAYS @ $_______________ per day = $_______________. B. Travel Costs: $_______________ 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. The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR Clause 52.212-01 - Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52-212-04 - Contract Term and Conditions Commercial Items; FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.232 Payment by Third Party; FAR Clause 52.212-05 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5 (b), The Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of Law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items; FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while driving (Aug 2001); 52.223-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (June 2003)(41 USC. 10a-10d); FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds (April 1984). FAR Clause 52.232-33; DOI Acquisition Regulation (DIAR) 1452.226-70 Indian Preference; DIAR 1452.226-71 Indian Preference Program; 52.232-99 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors; 1452.280-1 Notice to Indian small business economic enterprises set aside; 1452.280-2 Notice to Indian Economic enterprises set aside; 1452.280-3 Subcontracting limitations; 1452.280-4 Indian economic enterprise representation. FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services; Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 5 Days. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12); 1452-204-70, Background Investigations Requirement; Federal Travel Regulations. (End of clause) 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, 5:30 P.M., Local Time, September 22, 2015. Also submit breakdown of costs and description of the services offered. Offers submitted by facsimile and email will be accepted, the fax number is (505) 863-8382. 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, 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.

INDEFINITE DELIVERY/INDEFINITE QUANTITY (IDIQ) MULTI-DISCIPLINE ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES FOR THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S MUSEUMS/ORGANIZATIONS/FACILITIES LOCATED IN NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | Published January 28, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2015
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This procurement has been established as a complete Small Business Set Aside and only Small Businesses shall be considered. The Smithsonian Institution seeks interested Small Business Firms (NAICS code 541310, size standard $7 million) to establish award of one or more Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multidiscipline Architect-Engineer (A/E) Services Contract(s) that would provide design support for the Institution's Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge Massachusetts facilities. This contract will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Architect-Engineer Act as implemented by FAR Subpart 36.6-Architect-Engineer Services. After award of an IDIQ contract, A/E services will be provided on a work order contract basis. It is anticipated that the base IDIQ contract(s) will be for a period of one year with nine one-year options with an unlimited annual IDIQ contract amount. Individual work orders shall not exceed $2.5 million per work order in total for Title I and/or Non-Title I Services. Selected firms must be capable of responding to and working on multiple work orders, concurrently. Work Order Contracts will be awarded based on the firm's current workload and its ability to accomplish the work in the required time, type of services required, previous experience, including customer satisfaction, performance and quality of deliverables under the current IDIQ, and geographic location. Work Order Contracts may be issued up to one year after selection approval; the government reserves the right to determine the quantity of work order contracts awarded. PROJECT INFORMATION - Services to be provided may include and are not limited to the following: preparation of reports, studies and design criteria; site investigations; surveys; programming; conceptual design; facilities assessment; facility and project master planning; presentations for project review by various bodies including Federal, State and local agency reviews; multidisciplinary architectural and engineering development of contract documents comprised of drawings and specifications for architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, security systems and hazardous materials abatement for a variety of routine and complex projects; cost estimating for project proposals and detailed construction cost estimating; value engineering; code compliance and accessibility review; commissioning; technical information for design-build requests for proposals. The work may include new construction, major and minor repairs, alterations, building renovations, tenant fit-up and operations, facility improvement projects, interior space planning, and development and implementation of facility master plan projects. Post design and construction phase services may include construction bid and negotiation support, site visits, construction administration, shop drawing and submittal reviews, technical assistance, commissioning/start-up/fit-up design support and preparation of as-built record drawings. Successful Firms/Contractors will be expected to respond to Smithsonian requests for services with expediency, thoroughness and a high level of design quality. Projects may include, but are not limited to astrophysical research (including labs and workshops) and observatory facilities as well as related office, storage and maintenance support facilities. Firms unable to accept hazardous materials abatement projects need not apply. SELECTION CRITERIA - The Smithsonian Institution will interview only the most highly qualified submissions. Firm evaluation and selection will be conducted in accordance with FAR 36.6 and will be based on the following primary criteria, which are listed in descending order of importance: A. Prime contractor and subcontractors' firm qualifications, experience and past performance in the following types of projects: design of a variety of sizes of new and renovations of education and visitor centers, scientific research and astrophysical observatories. Projects submitted must be only from the past 10 years and must demonstrate experience in addressing issues associated with renovation of facilities while maintaining operations, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, and developing design build request for proposals. Responding firms are required to clearly identify disciplines to be performed in-house and those to be subcontracted. Firms must submit the names and supporting qualifications of all subcontractors. B. Demonstration of specialized experience and technical competence of the staff with the following: design of a variety of sizes of new and renovations of astrophysical research (including labs and workshops) and observatory facilities as well as related office, storage and maintenance support facilities. Experience submitted must demonstrate experience in addressing issues associated with renovation of facilities while maintaining operations, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, and developing design build request for proposals. The firm must have registered and licensed personnel, either in-house or through consultants, in the following key disciplines and areas of expertise: Project manager, architect, civil engineer, electrical engineer, communications and related systems engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, plumbing engineer, fire protection engineer, interior designer, cost estimator, and industrial hygienist. The fire protection engineer shall also have a minimum of five years experience dedicated to fire protection engineering, and have a degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university. The evaluation of these disciplines will consider education, training, overall and relevant experience and longevity with the firm. C. Capacity of the project team to accomplish the work within specified time constraints based on submittal of firms' current and projected workloads. Firms should demonstrate experience with task order contracts and handling multiple, task orders simultaneously. The availability of an adequate number of personnel in the key disciplines shall be presented to insure that the firm can meet the potential of working on multiple task orders for multiple customers in the required timeframes. D. Firm competence as demonstrated by past performance on contracts in terms of work management, responsiveness, quality of work, cost control and compliance with performance schedules. A proposed Work Management and Design Quality Management Plan shall be submitted with your SF 330 and shall include an organization chart and briefly address management approach, team organization, professional registration, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants, and prior experience of the prime firm and any of their significant consultants on similar contracts. The plan shall also address quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants, and scheduling procedures. Only submit examples from the past 10 years. E. Firm location in reasonable proximity of the Smithsonian Institution facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office shall be clearly indicated on the Work Management Plan. The geographic location of the firm will also be considered in order to evaluate the firm's knowledge of the potential project locations. F. Computer capability. Contractor and subcontractors must be able to comply with Smithsonian Institution standards for documentation, drawings and specifications. These standards are available for viewing at the SI Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations Architect-Engineer Information Center website, at http://www.ofeo.si.edu/ae_center/index.asp Required proficiencies include the following: (1) AutoCAD 2014; (2) Microsoft Office, including Project (3) Adobe Acrobat Professional; (4) 3-dimensional modeling, rendering and animation in specialized software such as SketchUp and Autodesk Revit 2014; (5) Success estimating software. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS - The successful firm(s)/Contractor(s) will be expected to sign a standard, unmodified, Smithsonian A/E Services Contract. Interested, qualified firms are invited to submit properly completed Standard Form 330 (SF330) and other required information, as specified below, via courier to Melissa Howard, Office of Contracting & Personal Property Management, Smithsonian Institution, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22202 or via United States Postal Service to Melissa Howard, Office of Contracting & Personal Property Management, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 1200, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012. Fax submissions will NOT be accepted. The deadline for submission is no later than February 25, 2015, 2:00 PM, EST Firms must submit Parts I and II of the Standard Form 330 for the prime and joint venture(s). Part II of the SF330 must be submitted for each consultant. On SF330, Part I, Block 5, include DUNS number for the prime firm. On the SF330, Part I, Block F, provide the title and contract award dates for all projects listed in that section. Five (5) copies of the SF330 are required. Failure to submit the properly completed SF330 will render the submission unacceptable. Part I of the SF330 shall have a page limit of one hundred twenty-five (125) pages (a page is one side of a sheet). Font size shall not be less than ten (10) points. Preface the submission with an attached original and loose copy of a brief letter on company letterhead. Questions shall be directed to Melissa Howard in the Office of Contracting & Personal Property Management, Smithsonian Institution, via email at howardm@si.edu. The Smithsonian will dispose of submitted material sixty (60) days after receipt unless a specific written request is made for its return. Returns will be at the expense of the firm submitting the information. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

Joint Commission Consulting

Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery | Published April 27, 2016
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Contract Award