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Finance and Operations Support Consultant

UNDP HQ/BPPS - New York - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 26, 2016
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The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will be responsible for the provision of financial, administrative, travel, and other operational support required for the operational and financial activities primarily of the UN SDG Action Campaign, the 2030 Agenda project and also other projects under the Strategic Policy Unit, such as New Deal, Taxes without Borders, G20, research/workshops. Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 68989. Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 68989 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

R--CARF Accreditation Consultant for VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published August 22, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
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No Description Provided

Environmental Services Consultation, OL-N Site

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published December 7, 2015
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This action was awarded as an 8(a) Sole Source Set-Aside under the authority of section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, and supervision necessary to perform environmental support services for the Department of the Air Force inlcluding Program Management, Environmental Programming and Planning Support, Project Oversight Support, Environmental Compliance, National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Impact, and Knowledge Operations Support.

Native American Consultation, OL-N, Nevada

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 3, 2015
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PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN CONSULTATION SITE OL-N Solicitation W912PP-15-T-0140 PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION 1.0 General: This is a non-personnel service, Performance-based Acquisition (PBA) to provide Native American Consultation services for the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government. 1.1 Description of Services/Introduction: The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform Native American Consultation services for the DAF as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS) except for those items specified as Government furnished property and services. The contractor shall perform to the standards in this contract. 1.2 Background: This project is composed of several tasks that facilitate Native American consultation. Native American tribal member participation is defined as "individuals with specialized knowledge" who are required in the identification process for mission compliance under 36 CFR Part 800. 1.3 Objectives: The Native American Consultation objective of this contract includes the following three consultation tasks. • Task 1 - Document Reviews Consultation • Task 2 - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation • Task 3 - Native American Field Consultation 1.4 Scope: The contractor shall accomplish the tasks listed above by providing the following types of services that are described in more detail in Section 5.0. • Consultation with the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO's) site cleared Native American Coordinator (NAC). • Consultation with tribal representatives. • Support for NAC participation in archaeology surveys. 1.5 Period of Performance: The period of performance shall be for 12 months following the Purchase Order award. 1.6 General Information 1.6.1 Place of Performance: The work to be performed under this contract will be performed within the location(s) designated as OL-N. 1.6.2 Type of Contract: The Government will award a Firm Fixed-Priced Performance-Based contract for the services described herein. 1.6.3 Hours of Operation: The contractor is responsible for conducting business between the hours of 0600 and 1800 Monday thru Friday except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. For other than firm fixed price contracts, the contractor will not be reimbursed when the Government facility is closed for the above reasons. The contractor must at all times maintain an adequate workforce for the uninterrupted performance of all tasks defined within this PWS and when the Government facility is not closed for the above reasons. When hiring personnel, the contractor shall keep in mind that the stability and continuity of the workforce are essential. 1.6.4 Recognized Holidays: The following holidays are recognized as Federal holidays and Government offices will not be open New Year's Day Labor Day Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Columbus Day President's Day Veteran's Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Independence Day Christmas Day 1.6.5 Quality Control (QC): The contractor shall develop and maintain an effective Quality Control Program (QCP) to ensure services are performed in accordance with this PWS. The contractor shall develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. The contractor's QCP is the means by which he assures himself that his work complies with the requirement of the contract. The Contractor shall provide the Contracting Officer (KO) or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) a copy of his Quality Control Plan upon request. After acceptance of the quality control plan the contractor shall receive the contracting officer's acceptance in writing of any proposed change to his QC system. 1.6.6 Quality Assurance (QA: The Government shall evaluate the contractor's performance under this contract in accordance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). This plan is primarily focused on what the Government must do to ensure that the contractor has performed in accordance with the performance standards. It defines how the performance standards will be applied, the frequency of surveillance, and the minimum satisfactory performance thresholds. 1.6.7 Security Requirements: Contractor personnel performing work under this contract must have a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SSBI) at time of the proposal submission, and must maintain the level of security required for the life of the contract. 1.6.7.1 Physical Security: The contractor shall be responsible for safeguarding all Government equipment, information and property provided for contractor use. At the close of each work period, Government facilities, equipment, and materials shall be secured. 1.6.7.2 Key Control: Not applicable. 1.6.7.3 Lock Combinations: Not Applicable 1.6.8 Special Qualifications: The possession and retention of a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SSBI) shall be a condition of employment for all Contractor personnel involved in the performance of this Contract. In addition, all Contractor personnel must also satisfactorily meet the additional OL-N security testing requirements. The Contractor shall submit these documents prior to site access. 1.6.9 Post Award Conference/Periodic Progress Meetings: The contractor agrees to attend any post award conference convened by the contracting activity or contract administration office in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 42.5. The Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and other Government personnel, as appropriate, may meet periodically with the contractor to review the contractor's performance. At these meetings the Contracting officer will apprise the contractor of how the Government views the contractor's performance and the contractor will apprise the Government of problems, if any, being experienced. Appropriate action shall be taken to resolve outstanding issues. These meetings shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 1.6.10 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR): The COR will be identified by separate letter. The COR monitors all technical aspects of the contract and assists in contract administration. The COR is authorized to perform the following functions: assure that the contractor performs the technical requirements of the contract: perform inspections necessary in connection with contract performance; maintain written and oral communications with the contractor concerning technical aspects of the contract; issue written interpretations of technical requirements, including Government drawings, designs, specifications; monitor contractor's performance and notifies both the Contracting Officer and contractor of any deficiencies; coordinate availability of Government furnished property, and provide site entry of contractor personnel. A letter of designation issued to the COR, a copy of which is sent to the contractor, states the responsibilities and limitations of the COR, especially with regard to changes in cost or price, estimates or changes in delivery dates. The COR is not authorized to change any of the terms and conditions of the resulting contract. The COR and Point of Contact (POC) for this requirement will be: Michael Bone U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 4101 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 Phone: 505-342-6297 Email: Michael.j.bone@usace.army.mil 1.6.11 Key Personnel: The follow personnel are considered key personnel by the Government: Contract Manager. The contractor shall provide a Contract Manager who shall be responsible for the performance of the work. The name of this person and an alternate who shall act for the contractor when the manager is absent shall be designated in writing to the Contracting Officer. The Contract Manager or alternate shall have full authority to act for the contractor on all contract matters relating to daily operation of this contract. The Contract Manager or alternate shall be available between 0600 to 1800, Monday thru Friday except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed for administrative reasons. Qualifications for all key personnel are listed below: The possession and retention of a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SSBI) shall be a condition of employment for all Contractor personnel involved in the performance of this Contract. In addition, all Contractor personnel must also satisfactorily meet the additional OL-N security testing requirements. The Contractor shall submit these documents prior to site access. 1.6.12 Identification of Contractor Employees: All contract personnel attending meetings, answering Government telephones, and working in other situations where their contractor status is not obvious to third parties are required to identify themselves as such to avoid creating an impression in the minds of members of the public that they are Government officials. They must also ensure that all documents or reports produced by contractors are suitably marked as contractor products or that contractor participation is appropriately disclosed. Contractor personnel shall be required to obtain and wear badges in the performance of this service. 1.6.13 Contractor Travel: Contractor may be required to travel CONUS during the performance of this contract to attend meetings, conferences, and training. Contractor will be authorized travel expenses consistent with the substantive provisions of the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) and the limitation of funds specified in this contract. All travel requires Government approval/authorization and notification to the COR. 1.6.14 Other Direct Costs (ODC): This category includes travel (outlined in 1.6.13), reproduction, and shipping expenses. 1.6.15 Data Rights: The Government has unlimited rights to all documents/material produced under this contract. All documents and materials, to include the source codes of any software, produced under this contract shall be the property of the Government with all rights and privileges of ownership/copyright belonging exclusively to the Government. These documents and materials may not be used or sold by the contractor without written permission from the Contracting Officer. All materials supplied to the Government shall be the sole property of the Government and may not be used for any other purpose. This right does not abrogate any other Government rights. 1.6.16 Organizational Conflict of Interest: Contractor and subcontractor personnel performing work under this contract may receive, have access to or participate in the development of proprietary or source selection information (e.g., cost or pricing information, budget information or analyses, specifications or work statements, etc.) or perform evaluation services which may create a current or subsequent Organizational Conflict of Interests (OCI) as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5. The contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer immediately whenever it becomes aware that such access or participation may result in any actual or potential OCI and shall promptly submit a plan to the Contracting Officer to avoid or mitigate any such OCI. The contractor's mitigation plan will be determined to be acceptable solely at the discretion of the Contracting Officer and in the event the Contracting Officer unilaterally determines that any such OCI cannot be satisfactorily avoided or mitigated, the Contracting Officer may effect other remedies as he or she deems necessary, including prohibiting the contractor from participation in subsequent contracted requirements which may be affected by the OCI. 1.6.17 Phase In/Phase Out Period: Not applicable. 1.6.18 Safety: 1.6.18.1 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1 and OSHA Requirements: The contractor will be required to comply with all pertinent provisions of the latest version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1, in effect on the date of the contract award. EM 385-1-1 and its changes are available at http://publications.usace.army.mil/publications by selecting Engineer Manuals, EM 385-1-1 "Safety and Occupational Health". The Contractor must also comply with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) standards. OSHA standards are subject to change. It is the Contractor's responsibility to maintain familiarity with current OSHA standards. 1.6.18.2 Zero Accident Program: The Albuquerque District, in its continual pursuit of excellence in safety has established a goal of zero contractor injuries. To attain this goal it will be necessary for the contractor management personnel to communicate to the workers an expectation of zero injuries; that it is no longer acceptable to take chances; that shortcuts taken because of laziness or even while trying to do an efficient job are no longer welcomed; that praise for shortcuts or chance-taking will not exist. It is imperative that contractor management clearly sets forth the expectation for zero injuries so that the workers can begin to believe that the company is truly serious about safety. From the standpoint of worker psychology, zero is the only supportable goal. In attaining zero-injury performance, there is no substitute for the concept of setting and communicating safety performance expectations to the workers. 1.6.19 Pricing and Payment: The price for each of the tasks described on the Price Schedule shall include all costs including project management costs and profit pertaining to that particular task. The Contractor may invoice for partial performance of a task (including partial performance of any unit-priced task, if applicable) when that task is being performed in compliance with all applicable contract requirements in a manner found acceptable by the Government, and the amount due for any such partial performance (for purposes of FAR § 32.906, Making Payments, and the clause at FAR § 52.232-1, Payments) shall be subject to approval by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) based on the recommendation of the KO. The Contractor shall submit invoices by email to the COR for approval and payment from the Government by the 10th of each month. For purposes of determining whether an invoice has been properly submitted, the COR shall be responsible for determining whether any task has been completed or is being completed in compliance with all applicable contract requirements and what percentage of the task has actually been completed. However, the Contractor shall remain responsible for Quality Control and maintaining an inspection system, as specified in the contract. Invoices shall include all the necessary information, including any necessary supporting documentation, and will be based on the work completed for each specific task under this Project. The invoice shall be submitted in pdf format concurrently to: Department of the Army US Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center 5722 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38054-5005 CEFC-L4invoices@usace.army.mil and USACE, Albuquerque COR Michael Bone michael.j.bone@usace.army.mil During the performance of this Project, the Government shall make monthly progress payments based on the invoices submitted for the work completed and found to be acceptable by the Government. No modification of the contract shall occur without coordination and approval by the Contracting Officer (KO). PART 2 DEFINITIONS & ACRONYMS 2.0 Definitions and Acronyms: 2.1 Definitions: 2.1.1 Contractor: A supplier or vendor awarded a contract to provide specific supplies or service to the Government. The term used in this contract refers to the prime. 2.1.2 Contracting Officer (KO): A person with authority to enter into, administer, and or terminate contracts, and make related determinations and findings on behalf of the Government. Note: The only individual who can legally bind the Government. 2.1.3 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR): An employee of the U.S. Government appointed by the Contracting Officer to administer the contract. Such appointment shall be in writing and shall state the scope of authority and limitations. This individual has authority to provide technical direction to the contractor as long as that direction is within the scope of the contract, does not constitute a change, and has no funding implications. This individual does NOT have authority to change the terms and conditions of the contract. 2.1.4 Defective Service: A service output that does not meet the standard of performance associated with the Performance Work Statement. 2.1.5 Deliverable: Anything that can be physically delivered, but may include non-manufactured things such as meeting minutes or reports. 2.1.6 Key Personnel: Contractor personnel that are evaluated in a source selection process and that may be required to be used in the performance of a contract by the Key Personnel listed in the PWS. When key personnel are used as an evaluation factor in best value procurement, an offer can be rejected if it does not have a firm commitment from the persons that are listed in the proposal. 2.1.7 Physical Security: Actions that prevent the loss or damage of Government property. 2.1.8 Quality Assurance (QA): The Government procedures to verify that services being performed by the contractor are performed according to acceptable standards. 2.1.9 Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP): An organized written document specifying the surveillance methodology to be used for surveillance of contractor performance. 2.1.10 Quality Control (QC): All necessary measures taken by the contractor to assure that the quality of an end product or service shall meet contract requirements. 2.1.11 Subcontractor: One that enters into a contract with a prime contractor. The Government does not have privity of contract with the subcontractor. 2.1.12 Work Day: The number of hours per day the contractor provides services in accordance with the contract. 2.1.12 Work Week: Monday through Friday, unless specified otherwise. 2.2 Acronyms: ACOR Alternate Contracting Officer's Representative ADR Albuquerque District Regulations AFARS Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement AR Army Regulation CAP Corrective Action Plan CCE Contracting Center of Excellence CDR Contract Discrepancy Report CFR Code of Federal Regulation CGTO Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations CONUS Continental United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii) COR Contracting Officer's Representative COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative COTS Commercial-Off-the-Shelf DA Department of the Army DAF Department of the Air Force DD250 Department of Defense Form 250 (Receiving Report) DD254 Department of Defense Contract Security Requirement List DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement DMDC Defense Manpower Data Center DOD Department of Defense EM Environmental Management FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation GFP/GFE Government-Furnished Property/Government-Furnished Equipment HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 IA Information Assurance KO Contracting Officer LS Lump Sum NAC Native American Coordinator NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act OCI Organizational Conflict of Interest OCONUS Outside Continental United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii) ODC Other Direct Costs OL-N Other Location - Nevada OPSEC Operations Security PIPO Phase In/Phase Out PM Project Manager POC Point of Contact PRS Performance Requirements Summary PWS Performance Work Statement QA Quality Assurance QAP Quality Assurance Program QASF Quality Assurance Monitoring Form QASP Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan QC Quality Control QCP Quality Control Program SPD South Pacific Division TE Technical Exhibit USACE United States Army Corp of Engineers PART 3 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY, ITEMS AND SERVICES 3.0 Government Furnished Property, Items and Services: 3.1 Services: Travel, housing and meals associated with OL-N archaeological surveys will be provided by the Government. 3.2 Facilities: The Government will provide office space as necessary to support the project. 3.3 Utilities: The Government will provide landline telephones that are available for local and long distance calls solely associated with the completion of tasks that are required as part of this PWS. Water and electricity will be provided as part of the Contractor's use of the Government-furnished office space. 3.4 Equipment: The Government will provide office equipment such as computers, furniture, printers, copier, and a scanner as necessary to support the project. 3.5 Materials: The Government will make accessible to the Contractor all previous developed reports and studies as well as historic documents necessary to complete this Project. PART 4 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED ITEMS, SERVICES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES 4.0 Contractor Furnished Items and Responsibilities: 4.1 General: The Contractor shall furnish all qualified personnel, labor, training, management, supervision, equipment including personal protective equipment, supplies, materials, and other items and non-personal services listed below and necessary to perform all services stated in this PWS, except for those items listed under Part 3 Government Furnished Property, Items and Services. 4.2 Top Secret Facility Clearance: The Contractor shall ensure all hiring and assignment of personnel is in compliance with the provisions of the Department of Defense Contractor Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254). The possession and retention of a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SSBI) shall be a condition of employment for all Contractor personnel involved in the performance of this Contract. In addition, all Contractor personnel must also satisfactorily meet the additional OL-N security testing requirements. The Contractor must submit these documents prior to site access. The Contractor is responsible for monitoring security badges for all areas for the duration of this project. All security badges shall be returned to the OL-N POC upon expiration of the project, completion of the project, or upon removal of the contracted personnel from specific projects. The Contractor may also be required for maintaining an off-site accredited secure compartmentalized information facility (SCIF) and submitting the required security plans and procedures to the Cognizant Security Officer (CSO). The facility shall meet the standards required for processing and storage of classified material at the Top Secret (TS) level. The Contractor shall also participate in security reviews as required by the CSO and provide program security assistance as needed. PART 5 SPECIFIC TASKS 5.0 Specific Tasks: 5.1 Basic Services: The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform Native American Consultation services for the DAF as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS) except for those items specified as Government furnished property and services. No work shall be accomplished beyond what is specified in this PWS unless specifically directed by the Contracting Officer. 5.2 Kick-Off Meeting: The Contractor shall attend a Project kick-off meeting or teleconference within 30 days of contract award to discuss task requirements and expectations. 5.3 Task 1 - Document Reviews Consultation: The contractor shall consult with the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO's) site cleared Native American Coordinator (NAC) to perform cultural resource document reviews not to exceed (NTE) 10 documents. The estimated costs of review shall include 40 hours of the NACs participation per document. The NAC would review all documents on-site and deliver the comments via program channels in person within 30 days of receipt of the reports for review {deadlines may be altered between the NAC and the Director of DAF Environmental Management (EM)}. Summary: • 400 hours of NAC consultation. 5.4 Task 2 - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation: The contractor shall consult with the CGTO's site cleared NAC and tribal representatives as selected by the NAC to reach agreements on the repatriation or other disposition of objects collected during archeological surveys. Repatriation or disposition may take many forms from reburial to long term curation. The cost associated with the repatriation or disposition of objects is not included under this contract. The estimated cost for NAGPRA consultation shall include up to two consultations each to include 88 hours of the NACs participation and 12 days of tribal member honorarium at $150/day. The contractor shall also be responsible for travel, hotel, and meal per diem in the Las Vegas area for the NAC and selected tribal members. For each NAGPRA consultation the NAC shall submit a report via program channels to the EM Director within 30 days providing tribal repatriation or disposition recommendations. Summary: • 176 hrs of NAC consultation • 24 days honorarium and associated per diems 5.5 Task 3 - Native American Field Consultation: The contractor shall support NAC participation in archaeology surveys. This task is not anticipated to exceed the equivalent of 30 - 10-hour days of NAC participation. Travel, housing and meals associated with OL-N surveys will be provided by the Government. For each field trip, the NAC shall submit a short summary report (one or more pages) via program channels to the EM Director within 30 days. Summary: • 300 hrs of NAC consultation PART 6 APPLICABLE PUBLICATIONS 6.0 Applicable Publications (Current Editions): 6.1 The Contractor shall abide by all applicable regulations, publications, manuals, and local policies and procedures including but not limited to: • USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM 385-1-1) PART 7 ATTACHMENT/TECHNICAL EXHIBIT LISTING 7.0 Attachment/Technical Exhibit List: 7.1 Attachment 1/Technical Exhibit 1 - Performance Requirements Summary. 7.2 Attachment 2/Technical Exhibit 2 - Deliverables Schedule. TECHNICAL EXHIBIT 1 Performance Requirements Summary The contractor service requirements are summarized into performance objectives that relate directly to mission essential items. The performance threshold briefly describes the minimum satisfactory levels of service required for each requirement. These thresholds are critical to mission success. Performance Objective Performance Standard Performance Threshold Method of Surveillance Attend project kick-off meeting; Within 30 days of contract award (i.e. schedule/timeliness) Satisfactory Rating COR verification Daily Management and oversight of Project Meeting the requirements as outlined in the PWS (i.e. quality, schedule/timeliness and management of personnel & resources) Satisfactory Rating Inspections: scheduled and unscheduled onsite Document review of logs and records Conduct all activities in accordance with USACE safety requirements (EM 385-1-1) Meeting the requirements as outlined in the PWS, USACE safety publications (i.e. safety) Satisfactory Rating Inspections: scheduled and unscheduled onsite Task 1: Document Reviews Consultation (as specified in PWS Section 5.3) Government Representative approval of technical document review summaries. USACE & Customer Feedback to COR Satisfactory Rating Inspection: onsite, document review Periodic Inspection: COR's discretion Customer Feedback Task 2 - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation (as specified in PWS Section 5.4) Government Representative approval of technical document review summaries. USACE & Customer Feedback to COR Satisfactory Rating Inspection: onsite, document review Periodic Inspection: COR's discretion Customer Feedback Task 3 - Native American Field Consultation (as specified in PWS Section 5.5) Government Representative approval of technical document review summaries. USACE & Customer Feedback to COR Satisfactory Rating Inspection: onsite, document review Periodic Inspection: COR's discretion Customer Feedback TECHNICAL EXHIBIT 2 DELIVERABLES SCHEDULE Deliverable Frequency # of Copies Medium/Format Submit To 1 Kickoff meeting: (PWS Section 5.2) Within 30 days of contract award N/A N/A N/A 2 Submission of invoices: (PWS Section 1.6.19) By the 10th of each month 1 to USACE Finance Center and 1 to COR Email/pdf Depart of the Army USACE Finance Center 5722 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38054-5005 CEFC-L4invoices@usace.army.mil and USACE, Albuquerque COR Michael Bone Michael.j.bone@usace.army.mil 4 Monthly Status and Cost Reports (PWS Section 1.6.19): By the 10th of each month 2/1 Electronic copy / hard copy OL-N POC (electronic) / On-site project file (electronic & hard) 5 Task 1: Summary Report of document review comments (PWS Section 5.3) One per document reviewed 2/1 Electronic copy / hard copy OL-N POC (electronic) / On-site project file (electronic & hard) 6 Task 2: Summary Report of NAGPRA Consultation (PWS Section 5.4) One per NAGPRA consultation 2/1 Electronic copy / hard copy OL-N POC (electronic) / On-site project file (electronic & hard) 7 Task 3: Field Trip Summary Report of Native American Field Consultation (PWS Section 5.6) One per field trip 2/1 Electronic copy / hard copy OL-N POC (electronic) / On-site project file (electronic & hard)

USMEPCOM Consultation Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline July 18, 2016
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The MICC - Knox intends to issue a Request for Quote (RFQ) to provide HQ US Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), North Chicago, IL with consulting services and serve as a strategic management expert who advises and assists government team personnel in support of HQ USMEPCOM strategic management activities on an as needed basis only. The period of performance is 31 August 2016 through 30 August 2017, or date of contract award, with four one-year option periods. This solicitation is 100% set-aside for Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) vendors. NAICS 541611 (Size Standard: $15M) applies to this procurement. The RFQ will be posted to the FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) website on or about 27 July 2016 with quotes due on or about 9 August 2016. These dates are subject to change. All amendments to the solicitation will be likewise posted on this website. Contractors are cautioned to check the website periodically for amendments. Solicitation mailing list will not be compiled and amendments will not be sent out in paper copy. All contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) website to be eligible for award of a contract. Faxed offers and amendments will not be accepted. All questions must be submitted in writing to the contract specialist via email to nathalie.w.riley.civ@mail.mil by 11 am Eastern Time (ET) 18 July 2016.

U -- Acquisition Training & Consulting Services

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published September 17, 2015
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Janitorial Services for the Jemez RD

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published December 10, 2015
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Contract AG-8379-C-16-0002 Janitorial Services for the Jemez Ranger District. Awarded to Human Potential Consultants, LLC Base Year- December 7, 2015- November 30, 2016, $16,397.27 All Option Years Subject to the Availability of Funds. Option Year 1-December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017, $16,397.27 Option Year 2-December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018, $16,397.27 Option Year 3-December 1, 2018 - November 30, 2019, $16,397.27 Option Year 4-December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2020, $16,397.27

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quanitity (IDIQ), Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Architect-Engineer Vertical Construction and Associated Design Work for the Albuquerque District Corps of Engineers

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published December 28, 2015  -  Deadline January 28, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District (SPA) has a competitive requirement for an IDIQ MATOC for Architect - Engineer Vertical Construction and associated design, for a period of one year with four one year options. Professional services under this contract will primarily consist of the development of A-E studies and design activities in support of military, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department of Homeland Security-Customers & Border Protection (DHS-CBP) projects within the Albuquerque District boundaries, which include Southern Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Texas. Work may include, but not limited to: all types of architectural or engineering studies and reports, preliminary and final designs to include cost estimates, plans and specifications, associated site surveys and mapping and services during construction. The successful firm may be utilized for complete projects or in support of in-house efforts. This Contract will be procured in accordance with Public Law PL 92-582 (Brooks A-E Act) and FAR Part 36. Work will be negotiated and initiated by issuance of delivery orders, which will not exceed $9,500,000 over the life of the contract. The maximum aggregate dollar value of task orders awarded to all contractors cannot exceed this contract ceiling. This ceiling is not being subdivided among the number of awardees, nor is it being multiplied by the number of awardees. There is no guarantee on the number of task orders that the successful contractors will receive or the amount of money beyond the minimum order guarantee set forth in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The anticipated Contract award date is March 2016. The Government anticipates awarding two (2) or more IDIQ contracts, including one (1) reserved for a small business. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act. In accordance with Public Law 95-707, large business firms are reminded that a subcontracting plan will be required which provides for subcontracting work to small and small disadvantaged firms to the maximum extent practicable. If any of the work is to be subcontracted, the Albuquerque District goal is for 40.0% of the subcontracted dollars to go to small business with 5.0% of those dollars going to small disadvantaged business, 7.0% of those dollars to woman owned business, 1.0% of those dollars to HUB-zone small businesses and 3.0% of those dollars to service disabled veteran owned small business. To be eligible for contract award, a firm or Joint Venture must be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM). Register via the Internet Site at www.sam.gov. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Professional services under this contract may include any and all types of architectural or engineering studies and reports; preliminary and final designs to include cost estimates, plans and specifications, associated site surveys and mapping; and services during construction for Air Force, DHS-CBP, and other Federal Agencies. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria a through e are primary. Criteria f through h are secondary and will be used as "tie-breakers" among technically qualified firms. Recent experience is defined as experience within the last 7 years from the issuance of this synopsis. a. Demonstrated Specialized Experience and Technical Competence in: 1) Preparation of plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for; administrative offices; family housing/dormitory projects; aircraft support facilities; aircraft hangers; vehicle maintenance facilities; building additions/alterations projects; NNSA and DHS-CBP facilities; and R&D facilities. 2) Project experience with planning design charrettes, Comprehensive Interior Design (CID), anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP), landscape design, site surveys, and site development. 3) The ability to accomplish construction cost estimates utilizing M-II software. 4) The ability to provide AutoCAD ® and MicroStation® Version 8 or later drawing files, and narratives compatible with MS Word® format. 5) Performance of formal Value Engineering studies in accordance with standard VE methodology. 6) Sustainability design using the United States Green Building Counsel LEED® Rating System. The evaluation will consider projects performed by the prime firm and consultants that demonstrate these sustainable design principles and the qualifications of the key personnel that demonstrate their experience and training in sustainable design. 7) DoD's A/E/C CADD Standards. It will be advantageous for firms that are familiar with, and have experience in, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and or Revit. 8) Preparation of Design/Build Requests for Proposal (RFP) 9) Implementation of Design Quality Management Plan. 10) Design of roads, parking areas, airfield pavements, and utility improvements projects. b. Professional Qualifications: Firms must be able to provide registered professionals assigned in the positions for Project Management, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, and an Architect or Engineer Value Engineering team leader who has been formally trained in value engineering methodology. The firm must also be able to provide a Cost Estimator with M-II experience, and a Professionally Licensed Surveyor. The Project Manager(s) must have experience managing Air Force and DHS-CBP design projects. The design team must also be familiar with current Air Force NNSA and DHS-CBP design criteria. c. Past Performance: Past performance within seven years of issuance of this synopsis on DOD and other contracts in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be evaluated. d. Capacity: The firm must demonstrate the capacity to accomplish two concurrent delivery orders. e. Knowledge of the Locality: Firm's knowledge and experience designing projects at Kirtland, Cannon, Holloman, Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases. f. Geographic Location: Geographic location of the Office(s) to perform the work with respect to the Albuquerque District Boundaries will be a consideration. g. Volume of Work: Volume of DOD contract awards in the last 12 months h. SB and SDB Participation: Extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions, women owned, Hub Zone and service disabled veteran service related business in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. In the evaluation of primary and secondary factors, in-house capabilities will be weighted heavier than subcontracted work. Joint Venture Firms will be considered as having capabilities in-house. 4. GENERAL INFORMATION: This solicitation requires all interested firms to have an email address. Notifications will be via e-mail; therefore, the email address must be shown on the SF 330, Part 1, Section B8. Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original, three (3) hard copy AND one electronic (CD) copy of SF 330 "Architect Engineer Qualifications" for the prime firm and all consultants. Should there be discrepancies between the paper and the electronic submission, the paper copy shall govern. Only data furnished by the responding firm on the SF 330 will be considered in the selection process. Responding firms are requested to clearly identify tasks to be performed in-house and tasks to be subcontracted. In addition, firms shall submit Part II of the SF330 for each branch office and subcontractor office that will have a key role in the proposed contract. The SF 330 should specifically address the requirements of this announcement. Responding firms are requested to summarize their Quality Management Plan and identify all relevant computer capabilities in Block H of the SF 330. Firms shall include only 10 PROJECTS TOTAL in Block F of the SF 330. FIRMS SHALL LIMIT BLOCK H OF THE SF 330 TO NO MORE THAN 10 PAGES. The selected firm, its subsidiaries or affiliates that design or prepare specifications for a construction contract cannot provide the construction services for the same contract. This includes concept design, which includes preparation of project programming documents (DD1391), facility siting studies, environmental assessments, or other activities that result in identification of project scope and cost. The prime firm and subconsultants for this contract will be required to perform throughout the contract term. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. A detailed statement outlining the following in terms of percentages where appropriate: (1) The relationship of the team/partners/parties in terms of business ownership, capital contribution, profit distribution or loss sharing. (2) The management approach in terms of who will conduct, direct, supervise, and control. (3) The structure and decision-making responsibilities of the partners/parties in terms of who will control the manner and method of performance of work. (4) Identify (by name and title) the personnel having the authority to legally bind the partners/parties (including authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED with the System for Award Management (SAM), formerly the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), in order to receive a Government Contract award. To register, the SAM Internet address is: http://www.sam.gov. Additionally, a paper form for registration may be obtained from the DoD Electronic Commerce Information Center at 1-800-334-3414. Responses are due no later than 2:00 p.m. local time, on 28 January 2016. The delivery addresses for your SF 330s are as follows: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District ATTN: Diana Keeran, Contracting Division 4101 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are not authorized. Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at www.projnet.org. 1. To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self register into the system. To self-register, go to the aforementioned web page and click on the BID tab. Select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, and enter the Bidder Inquiry Key for this solicitation listed below, your email address, and then click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click continue. 2. From this page, you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. 3. Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. 4. The Solicitation Number is: W912PP-16-R-0003 The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 97P696-HSGMFX b. The Bidder Inquiry System will be unavailable for new inquires 5 days prior to proposal submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation if necessary. c. Offerors are requested to review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. d. The call center operates weekdays from 8AM to 5PM U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 800-428-HELP. All questions should be submitted utilizing the USACE Bidder Inquiry System, ProjNet. Questions sent via e-mail will not be answered. The contracting POC for this project is Diana Keeran, diana.m.keeran@usace.army.mil All potential offerors are advised to check daily the Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for any additional modifications pertaining to this presolicitation notice. These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act, as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. See numbered note 24 for general information on the A-E selection process. These task orders are firm fixed price. Projects to be assigned are not yet determined and funds are not presently available. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.

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Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 27, 2015  -  Deadline April 1, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number WE-133E-15-RQ0348. 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. 707113. 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 2015-04-01 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Fairbanks, AK 99712 The DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Subscription VMware Part# VCS5-STD-3G-SSS-F Basic support for VCenter Server 5 Standard for VSphere & VMWare, 1, EA; LI 002: Federal Support-subscription Part# VS5-OEPL-3P-SSS-F VMware VSphere w/ Operations Management Enterprise Plus., 2, EA; LI 003: Basic Support/subscription Part# VS5-OEPL-3G-SSS-F VMware VSphere w/ Operations Mnagement Enterprise Plus, 6, EA; LI 004: Reinstatement - VMware Reinstatement Fee, 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. (Reference 52.211-6) (Reference 52.212-4) (Reference 1352.233-71) 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.

Delegated Examining Unit Self Audit Services

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published March 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 5, 2016
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.  (ii) This solicitation number AG-1A23-S-16-0016 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ), and the acquisition procedures at FAR Part 13 are being utilized. The Government anticipates this solicitation will result in the award of a Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order. The estimated award date of the contract is April 8, 2016. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87-1 effective March 16, 2016. (iv) This is a 100 % set aside for small business. The applicable NAICS code is 541612, which has a size standard of $15 million. For more information on size standards visit http://www.sba.gov/size. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). Line Item/ServiceSub-Line Item/Sub-Task Price001 FY15 DEU Audit Services 001A Audit Plan Item Price:001B Audit DEU Case Files (28) Item Price:001C Final Report Item Price:Total Price: 002 FY16 DEU Audit Services002A Audit Plan Item Price:002B Audit DEU Case Files (approx. 30) Item Price:002C Final Report Item Price:Total Price: Prices quoted must include all costs and services associated with providing the service.Description of Requirement. Refer to Attachment 1, Performance Work Statement, for a detailed description of the required services. Services required include: review 28 FY15 DE case files for conformance with applicable laws, regulations, and OPM examining instructions. A similar number of case files will need to be reviewed for FY16. The FY15 audit must be completed within 90 days of award and the FY16 must be completed by 9/30/2016. Professional conducting the audit must have OPM DE certification. Attachment 1, Performance Work Statement; Attachment 2, Service Contract Labor Standards Wage Determination; and Attachment 3, Pricing and Certification Sheet are incorporated and made a part of this Solicitation. (vi) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance. The period of performance will commence upon award and will continue until September 30, 2016. Delivery and acceptance will occur at USDA-NRCS, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20250. (vii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, as tailored below, applies to this acquisition. (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits a quotation in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Quotations may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, quotations must show- (1) The solicitation number;(2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of quotations;(3) The name, address, and telephone number of the quoter;(4) A technical description of the items being quoted in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary;(5) Terms of any express warranty;(6) Price and any discount terms;(7) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address;(8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the quoter shall complete electronically);(9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments;(10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and(11) If the quotation is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Quotations that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. (c) Reserved(d) Reserved(e) Multiple quotations. Quoters are encouraged to submit multiple quotations presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each quotation submitted will be evaluated separately. (f) Late submissions. (1) Quoters are responsible for submitting quotations so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that quotations are due. (2) Any quotation received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of quotations is late and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made and the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late quotation would not unduly delay the acquisition. (3) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that quotations cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of quotations by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of quotations will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (g) Issuance of purchase order. Your quotation should contain your best technical and price terms. The Contracting Officer may reject any or all quotations. The Contracting Officer may issue a purchase order to other than the quoter with the lowest priced quotation. After the evaluation of quotations, the Contracting Officer may negotiate final terms with one or more quoters of the Government's choice before issuing any purchase order. The Contracting Officer will not negotiate with any quoters other than those of the Government's choice and will not use the formal source selection procedures described in FAR Part 15. (h) Multiple awards. The Government may issue a purchase order for any item or group of items of a quotation, unless the quoter qualifies the quotation by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, quotations may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity quoted, at the unit prices quoted, unless the quoter specifies otherwise in the quotation. (i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation. Referenced standards not physically attached to the solicitation or contract document may be accessed by web link imbedded in the PWS. (j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all quotations exceeding $3,500, and quotations of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database.) The quoter shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its quotation, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS+4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS+4 number that identifies the quoter's name and address. The DUNS+4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the quoter to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the quoter does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. A quoter within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. A quoter located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The quoter should indicate that it is a quoter for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of a quotation, the quoter acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the quoter does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered quoter. Quoters may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (l) Requests for information. The contracting officer will not notify unsuccessful quoters that responded to this solicitation. Quoters may request information on award(s) resulting from this solicitation from the contracting officer.The following addenda also apply. Quoters must read and follow these additional instructions to receive consideration:a. System for Award Management (SAM) RegistrationAll Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management, or SAM prior to award of a Federal Contract. However, due to the need to promptly award a contract after receipt of quotes, registration in SAM, to include completion of the Representations and Certifications, and having a status of "Active" is required BEFORE submitting a quote. For information regarding registration visit www.sam.gov.b. Technical ProposalQuoters should submit a written narrative that thoroughly addresses all non-price evaluation factors listed in section ix below. In addition, the narrative should adequately describe the quoter's plan for executing the work, including resources and personnel available to meet the required timelines. If subcontractors are proposed, the technical proposal should also address qualifications and experience for the proposed subcontractors, including details of past partnerships between the prime and subs, and the prime's experience and plan for managing subcontractors. The narrative should be supported by evidence that gives credibility to the statements made by the quoter and in turn gives the Government enough information to understand and gain confidence in what the quoter is stating. The narrative should be no longer than 5 pages.c. Pricing and Certifications Quoters may utilize Attachment 3 to this solicitation to submit pricing quotations and to complete the applicable representations and certification(s) which include FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. The quoter must complete the two certifications by reading and checking the appropriate box(es). d. E-mail submissions are acceptable.(viii) FAR provision 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: (1) Technical capability. Technical capability includes qualifications, relevant experience, and capacity.(2) Price(3) Past performance.Technical capability is more important than past performance; past performance is more important than price. Pricing that is unrealistically low may be considered an indication that the quoter does not possess adequate understanding of the requirement or the requisite technical capability to successfully perform the work. (ix) Quoters are required to complete the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. This must be completed at SAM.gov and the registration in an "Active" status. Quoters may use Attachment 3 for this purpose. (x) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and addenda are not attached. (xi) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (Mar 2016)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved].__ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved]X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. X (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). X (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). X (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). X (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) X_(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (xii) Additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices. Provisions ATTENTION: IMPORTANT PROVISION AS REQUIRED BY FAR 9.507-2A significant conflict of interest exists related to this procurement that might bias a contractor's judgement. Contractors that possess a previous or existing contract or subcontract for HR staffing services cannot provide services related to performing the audit services contemplated by this action. Previous or existing contract or subcontract is in relation to providing services for HR staffing services for fiscal year 2015 or fiscal year 2016.Clauses AGAR 452.224-70 Confidentiality of Information. (Feb 1988)(a) Confidential information, as used in this clause, means - (1) Information or data of a personal nature, proprietary about an individual, or (2) information or data submitted by or pertaining to an organization. (b) In addition to the types of confidential information described in (a)(1) and (2) above, information which might require special consideration with regard to the timing of its disclosure may derive from studies or research, during which public disclosure of primarily invalidated findings could create an erroneous conclusion which might threaten public health or safety if acted upon.(c) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify elsewhere in this contract specific information and/or categories of information which the Government will furnish to the Contractor or that the Contractor is expected to generate which is confidential. Similarly, the contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify such confidential information from time to time during the performance of the contract. Failure to agree will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause. (d) If it is established that information to be utilized under this contract is subject to the Privacy Act, the Contractor will follow the rules and procedures of disclosure set forth in the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and implementing regulations and policies, with respect to systems of records determined to be subject to the Privacy Act. (e) Confidential information, as defined in (a)(1) and (2) above, shall not be disclosed without the prior written consent of the individual, institution or organization. (f) Written advance notice of at least 45 days will be provided to the Contracting Officer of the Contractor's intent to release findings of studies or research, which have the possibility of adverse effects on the public or the Federal agency, as described in (b) above. If the Contracting Officer does not pose any objections in writing within the 45 day period, the contractor may proceed with disclosure. Disagreements not resolved by the Contractor and Contracting Officer will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause.(g) Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the proper handling of material under the contract, or if the material in question is subject to the Privacy Act or is confidential information subject to the provisions of this clause, the Contractor shall obtain a written determination from the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.(h) The provisions of paragraph (e) of this clause shall not apply when the information is subject to conflicting or overlapping provisions in other Federal, State or local laws. AGAR 452.237-75 Restrictions against Disclosure. (Feb 1988)(a) The Contractor agrees, in the performance of this contract, to keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor also agrees not to publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part in any manner or form, or to authorize or permit others to do so, taking such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information while in the Contractor's possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e., on a "need to know" basis. The Contractor agrees to immediately notify in writing, the Contracting Officer, named herein, in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement.(b) The Contractor agrees not to disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or individual unless prior written approval is obtained from the Contracting Officer. The Contractor agrees to insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract hereunder.AGAR 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance. (Feb 1988)The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract. Work that, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, does not meet data quality standards will be returned to the Contractor for correction. Inconsistencies/edits may be reviewed, resolved and approved via communications. Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Invoice Payment Platform (IPP)Invoices must be submitted electronically through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Payment Platform System (IPP) or the Contractor must be willing to accept payment by Government purchase card.The Contractor must use the IPP website (https://www.ipp.gov) to register, access, and use IPP for submitting invoices. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by calling (866) 973-3131.Invoices submitted by means other than IPP will not be accepted unless the Contracting Officer authorizes alternate procedures in writing. (xiii) Not applicable. (xiv) Quotes are due by 2:00 p.m. EST, April 5, 2016 to USDA-NRCS, Attn: Gay Mullen at gay.mullen@wdc.usda.gov or via facsimile to (855) 693-2502. (xv) Questions regarding this solicitation should be emailed to Gay Mullen, Contracting Officer, at gay.mullen@wdc.usda.gov. END OF SOLICITATION

C--Project 546-15-803 "Update Facility Master Plan"

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published February 25, 2015  -  Deadline March 18, 2015
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"This is a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set Aside." THERE IS NO RFP PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. ALL INFORMATION NEEDED TO SUBMIT SF 330 DOCUMENTS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. Project No. / Title: Project # 546-15-803, "Update Facility Master Plan" Work Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Miami VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida Estimated Design Completion Time - 180 calendar days after Notice to Proceed Anticipated Award - On or before June 30, 2015 SF 330 Due Date/Time - Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit (1) electronic SF 330 and attachments (if any) no later than 1:00 PM, EST on March 18, 2015. Email capacity is limited to 5-7 Megs. Point of contact: John E. Petersen, Contracting Officer PH: 813-631-2821 Email: john.petersen1@va.gov The Department of Veterans Affairs, Miami VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida is soliciting and intends to award a firm fixed-price contract for Architect/Engineering (A/E) services to an A/E for the development of complete Facility Mater Plan documents for Project # 546-15-803, "Update Facility Master Plan". Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) 36.6 (Brooks Act) selection procedures apply. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 and 541330. Firms that design or prepare specifications in conjunction with this contract are prohibited from participating on any future contracts based on those documents. This limitation also applies to subsidiaries/affiliates of the firm. This is a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set-Aside. Pursuant to FAR, the firm responding to this requirement must be permitted by law to practice the profession of architecture or engineering and meet all required qualifications. State of Florida requires a state license therefore we require this as well. I. General Requirements An Architect & Engineer (A&E) contract will be negotiated for the development for the complete facility master plan documents. The A&E will be given written information; participate in project planning meetings as required; communicate with VA personnel via telephone or letter; and is expected to coordinate so that the final documents include all requirements in accordance with industry standard practices, VA standards, and review comments. The Miami VA Medical Center is a working facility and phasing plans, minimizing downtime, and provisions for continuation of service during outages is critical to this project. A. PROJECT OVERVIEW: Contractor is to develop a Facility Master Plan for the Miami VA Medical center. The Master Plan will cover a five thru ten year planning time horizon. The facility master plan development is expected to be collaborative in nature, with the contractor developing an understanding of the VA wide organizational culture and priorities along with the VISN and local facility goals and priorities. Contractor will perform an overall analysis of the facility's mission and delivery of patient care, ancillary, diagnostic, research and support services. The contractor will identify key service lines, including interaction and adjacency of relevant programs, both internal and external to the facility. The contractor will analyze the allotment and configuration of existing space and acreage and recommend changes to meet the facility's strategic planning goals, including facilitation of both patient care and support operations. The contractor will identify specific capital initiatives such as construction projects and or leases required to implement these changes to include the development of a realistic time line, order of magnitude cost estimates, and detailed description and scope of work. This analysis should be performed with the involvement of key facility staff. The contractor will analyze and integrate input and direction provided by facility. and the Strategic/Capital Asset/Investment Plans, medical center staff input, data on veteran population, workload demand and projection forecasts located in the VA's ProClarity website, Veterans Support Service Center (VSSC) Space Calculations, FCA, and site specific community and stakeholder issues. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection will be based on the following criteria which are numbered in descending order of importance: 1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service and working together as a team (in-house and/or consultants(s)). Note: All Architectural Engineering Firms wishing to perform services in the State of FL do require a Florida License no matter whether it's a federal procurement or otherwise. Additionally if you offer architectural services in a branch office then you must have a Florida licensed architect in the branch office with supervisory control. Provide your information on the SF 330 clearly marked with a copy the Florida license. 2) 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. (Include Government and private Experience) 3) Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. 4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5) Location in general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of the criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project o It is expected that your SF330 submittal will show your knowledge of the locality of the project and that your proximity to the general geographical area enables you to respond to emergency calls in person within 24 hours if awarded the contract. 6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. 8) The selected A/E should have previous experience in development of Capital Master Plans for Medical Facilities. The A/E must provide documentation of at least two plans of similar work within Medical Facilities with references, names, and phone numbers with their SF330 SUBMISSION CRITERIA/REQUIREMENTS: SF 330s will be evaluated to determine the most highly qualified firm based on the criteria responses. Evaluating past performance and experience may include information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and publicly available sources. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being considered less qualified. All projects provided in the SF330 must be completed by the office/branch/individual team member actually performing the work under this contract. Projects not performed by the office/branch/individual team member will be excluded from evaluation consideration. The SF 330 is limited to 100 single-sided pages. Minimum font size is 10 point. Additionally, the submission must include an insert detailing the following information: 1. Copy of current A/E Florida License 2. A copy of the firms VetBiz Registry 3. Reference Limitations on Subcontracting below 4. Cage Code 5. Dun & Bradstreet Number 6. Tax ID Number 7. The E-mail address and Phone number of the Primary Point of Contact All SF330 submittals and questions must be sent electronically to the attention of John E. Petersen, Contracting Officer at john.petersen1@va.gov. When submitting SF330s, if more than one email is sent, please number emails in Subjects as "1 of n". Submittals received after this date and time will not be considered. Firms not providing the required information may be negatively evaluated. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. All information must be included in the SF330. Cover letter and excess number of pages will be excluded from the evaluation process. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Potential Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) contractors must be visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. As a prospective offeror or bidder for this Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), you are verifying your company meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74. The Selected A/E firm will be responsible for being responsive to the NCO-8 Construction Team 1 and the Miami VA Facility Engineering staff. The A/E shall serve the Government in an advisory and consultant capacity. Submitting firms themselves and/or submitting firms intending to use SDVOSB and/or VOSB during contract performance are reminded such firms must be registered on Vetbiz and CVE Verified prior to award. Further, the service connected veterans (SDVOSB)/veterans must manage and control the daily operations of the firm, or in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. At least 50% of the cost of personnel for contract performance of the SDVOSB will be spent for employees of the SDVOSB itself or other eligible SDVOSB concerns. In order to assure compliance with FAR Clause 52.219-14(b) (1) Limitations on Subcontracting, all firms submitting a SF 330 for this Sources Sought Notice are required to indicate what percentage of the cost of contract performance will be expended by the concerns employees and in which discipline(s) and percentage of cost of contract performance to be expended (and in what disciplines) by any other subcontracted or otherwise used small or large business entity(s). Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB, 8(a), large, etc). Site visits will not be arranged during this period. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. ALL INFORMATION NEEDED TO SUBMIT SF330 DOCUMENTS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE, TECHNICAL INFORMATION, OR BIDDER/PLAN HOLDER LIST WILL BE ISSUED. It is the offeror's responsibility to check the Federal Business Opportunities website at: www.fbo.gov for any revisions to this announcement before submission of your SF330s.

C--Nor Cal A/E IDIQ

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published June 22, 2015
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Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO) 21 A/E IDIQ SINGLE AWARD TASK ORDER CONTRACT AWARD NOTIFICATION ? DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - NETWORK CONTRACTING OFFICE 21 (NCO 21) Description: THIS IS AN AWARD NOTICE ONLY. Proposals are NOT being requested or accepted at this time. Following evaluation of proposals submitted in response to Solicitation#VA261-14-R-0880, the following vendors have been selected for an award of a Northern CA A/E IDIQ Contract. VENDOR DUNS Contract Number Address Advance Design Consultants 131631947 VA261-15-D-0049 998 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 ATI Engineers 789451085 VA261-15-D-0050 3860 Blackhawk Road Suite, 160 Danville, CA 94560 Design Partnership 148040041 VA261-15-D-0051 1629 Telegraph Ave, Suite 500 Oakland, CA 94612 ECIFM 131260551 VA261-15-D-0052 3160 Crow Canyon Road, Suite 240, San Ramon, CA 94583 Hilliard Architects 620616938 VA261-15-D-0053 1330 Broadway Suite 1111, Oakland, CA 84612 Joseph Chow and Associates 087230306 VA261-15-D-0054 650 Delancey St. Apt 211, San Francisco, CA 94107 KF Davis 070869789 VA261-15-D-0054 530 La Gonda Way, Suite E. Danville, CA 94526 MEI Architects 140063475 VA261-15-D-0055 239 9th Street, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103 Polytech Associates 197774037 VA261-15-D-0056 235 Pine Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 SRD Associates 627890010 VA261-15-D-0082 3920 E Coronado Street, Suite 201, Anaheim, CA 92807 Point of Contact: Jaime N. Kelley - Contracting Officer - (916) 923-4922. Questions regarding this notice may be submitted via e-mail to Jaime.kelley@va.gov.

Negative Pressure Units (Rental only

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Command | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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(End of Clause) CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards OCT 2015 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment OCT 2015 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUB Zone Small Business Concerns OCT 2014 52.222-3 Convict Labor JUN 2003 52.222-19 Child Labor -- Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies FEB 2016 52.222-21 Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities APR 2015 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity APR 2015 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities JUL 2014 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons MAR 2015 52.222-51 Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements MAY 2014 52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification And Material Safety Data JAN 1997 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving AUG 2011 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases JUN 2008 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party MAY 2014 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations JUN 2013 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors DEC 2013 52.233-3 Protest After Award AUG 1996 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim OCT 2004 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials SEP 2011 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights SEP 2013 252.204-7003 Control Of Government Personnel Work Product APR 1992 252.225-7036 Buy American--Free Trade Agreement--Balance of Payments Program--Basic (Nov 2014) NOV 2014 252.225-7048 Export-Controlled Items JUN 2013 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports JUN 2012 252.232-7009 Mandatory Payment by Government wide Commercial Purchase Card DEC 2006 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments DEC 2006 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations. (NOV 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause--Inverted domestic corporation means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c).Subsidiary means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned--(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation.(b) If the contractor reorganizes as an inverted domestic corporation or becomes a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation at any time during the period of performance of this contract, the Government may be prohibited from paying for Contractor activities performed after the date when it becomes an inverted domestic corporation or subsidiary. The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as a result of Government action under this clause. (c) Exceptions to this prohibition are located at 9.108-2. (d) In the event the Contractor becomes either an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation during contract performance, the Contractor shall give written notice to the Contracting Officer within five business days from the date of the inversion event. (End of clause) 52.219-28 POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REREPRESENTATION (JULY 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- Long-term contract means a contract of more than five years in duration, including options. However, the term does not include contracts that exceed five years in duration because the period of performance has been extended for a cumulative period not to exceed six months under the clause at 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, or other appropriate authority. Small business concern means a concern, including its affiliates that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and the size standard in paragraph (c) of this clause. Such a concern is ``not dominant in its field of operation'' when it does not exercise a controlling or major influence on a national basis in a kind of business activity in which a number of business concerns are primarily engaged. In determining whether dominance exists, consideration shall be given to all appropriate factors, including volume of business, number of employees, financial resources, competitive status or position, ownership or control of materials, processes, patents, license agreements, facilities, sales territory, and nature of business activity. (b) If the Contractor represented that it was a small business concern prior to award of this contract, the Contractor shall re-represent its size status according to paragraph (e) of this clause or, if applicable, paragraph (g) of this clause, upon the occurrence of any of the following: (1) Within 30 days after execution of a novation agreement or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include this clause, if the novation agreement was executed prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract. (2) Within 30 days after a merger or acquisition that does not require a novation or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include this clause, if the merger or acquisition occurred prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract. (3) For long-term contracts-- (i) Within 60 to 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of the contract; and (ii) Within 60 to 120 days prior to the date specified in the contract for exercising any option thereafter. (c) The Contractor shall represent its size status in accordance with the size standard in effect at the time of this representation that corresponds to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this contract. The small business size standard corresponding to this NAICS code can be found at http://www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards. (d) The small business size standard for a Contractor providing a product which it does not manufacture itself, for a contract other than a construction or service contract, is 500 employees. (e) Except as provided in paragraph (g) of this clause, the Contractor shall make the representation required by paragraph (b) of this clause by validating or updating all its representations in the Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) and its other data in SAM, as necessary, to ensure that they reflect the Contractor's current status. The Contractor shall notify the contracting office in writing within the timeframes specified in paragraph (b) of this clause that the data have been validated or updated, and provide the date of the validation or update. (f) If the Contractor represented that it was other than a small business concern prior to award of this contract, the Contractor may, but is not required to, take the actions required by paragraphs (e) or (g) of this clause. (g) If the Contractor does not have representations and certifications in SAM, or does not have a representation in SAM for the NAICS code applicable to this contract, the Contractor is required to complete the following representation and submit it to the contracting office, along with the contract number and the date on which the representation was completed: The Contractor represents that it ( ) is, ( ) is not a small business concern under NAICS Code -532291 assigned to contract number . (Contractor to sign and date and insert authorized signer's name and title). (End of clause)     52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (is): HTTP://FARSITE.HILL.AF.MIL/. (End of clause) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any DOD FAR Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) 252.204-7012 SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION AND CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING (DEVIATION 2016-O0001) (OCT 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Adequate security" means protective measures that are commensurate with the consequences and probability of loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of information. "Compromise" means disclosure of information to unauthorized persons, or a violation of the security policy of a system, in which unauthorized intentional or unintentional disclosure, modification, destruction, or loss of an object, or the copying of information to unauthorized media may have occurred. "Contractor attributional/proprietary information" means information that identifies the contractor(s), whether directly or indirectly, by the grouping of information that can be traced back to the contractor(s) (e.g., program description, facility locations), personally identifiable information, as well as trade secrets, commercial or financial information, or other commercially sensitive information that is not customarily shared outside of the company."Contractor information system" means an information system belonging to, or operated by or for, the Contractor. "Controlled technical information" means technical information with military or space application that is subject to controls on the access, use, reproduction, modification, performance, display, release, disclosure, or dissemination. Controlled technical information would meet the criteria, if disseminated, for distribution statements B through F using the criteria set forth in DoD Instruction 5230.24, Distribution Statements on Technical Documents. The term does not include information that is lawfully publicly available without restrictions. "Covered contractor information system" means an information system that is owned, or operated by or for, a contractor and that processes, stores, or transmits covered defense information."Covered defense information" means unclassified information that-(i) Is-(A) Provided to the contractor by or on behalf of DOD in connection with the performance of the contract; or(B) Collected, developed, received, transmitted, used, or stored by or on behalf of the contractor in support of the performance of the contract; and(ii) Falls in any of the following categories:(A) Controlled technical information.(B) Critical information (operations security). Specific facts identified through the Operations Security process about friendly intentions, capabilities, and activities vitally needed by adversaries for them to plan and act effectively so as to guarantee failure or unacceptable consequences for friendly mission accomplishment (part of Operations Security process).(C) Export control. Unclassified information concerning certain items, commodities, technology, software, or other information whose export could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the United States national security and nonproliferation objectives. To include dual use items; items identified in export administration regulations, international traffic in arms regulations and munitions list; license applications; and sensitive nuclear technology information.(D) Any other information, marked or otherwise identified in the contract, that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and Government wide policies (e.g., privacy, proprietary business information)."Cyber incident" means actions taken through the use of computer networks that result in an actual or potentially adverse effect on an information system and/or the information residing therein. "Forensic analysis" means the practice of gathering, retaining, and analyzing computer-related data for investigative purposes in a manner that maintains the integrity of the data."Malicious software" means computer software or firmware intended to perform an unauthorized process that will have adverse impact on the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system. This definition includes a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other code-based entity that infects a host, as well as spyware and some forms of adware."Media" means physical devices or writing surfaces including, but is not limited to, magnetic tapes, optical disks, magnetic disks, large-scale integration memory chips, and printouts onto which information is recorded, stored, or printed within an information system. ‘‘Operationally critical support'' means supplies or services designated by the Government as critical for airlift, sealift, intermodal transportation services, or logistical support that is essential to the mobilization, deployment, or sustainment of the Armed Forces in a contingency operation."Rapid(ly) report(ing)" means within 72 hours of discovery of any cyber incident."Technical information" means technical data or computer software, as those terms are defined in the clause at DFARS 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data-Non Commercial Items, regardless of whether or not the clause is incorporated in this solicitation or contract. Examples of technical information include research and engineering data, engineering drawings, and associated lists, specifications, standards, process sheets, manuals, technical reports, technical orders, catalog-item identifications, data sets, studies and analyses and related information, and computer software executable code and source code. (b) Adequate security. The Contractor shall provide adequate security for all covered defense information on all covered contractor information systems that support the performance of work under this contract. To provide adequate security, the Contractor shall- (1) Implement information systems security protections on all covered contractor information systems including, at a minimum- (i) For covered contractor information systems that are part of an Information Technology (IT) service or system operated on behalf of the Government-(A) Cloud computing services shall be subject to the security requirements specified in the clause 252.239-7010, Cloud Computing Services, of this contract; and(B) Any other such IT service or system (i.e., other than cloud computing) shall be subject to the security requirements specified elsewhere in this contract; or(ii) For covered contractor information systems that are not part of an IT service or system operated on behalf of the Government and therefore are not subject to the security requirement specified at paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this clause-(A) The security requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, "Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations,"(see http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-171) that is in effect at the time the solicitation is issued or as authorized by the Contracting Officer with the exception of the derived security requirement 3.5.3 "Use of multifactor authentication for local and network access to privileged accounts and for network access to non-privileged accounts", which will be required not later than 9 months after award of the contract, if the Contractor notified the contracting officer in accordance with paragraph (c) of the provision 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (DEVIATION 2016-O0001)(OCT 2015); or (B) Alternative but equally effective security measures used to compensate for the inability to satisfy a particular requirement and achieve equivalent protection approved in writing by an authorized representative of the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) prior to contract award; and (2) Apply other information systems security measures when the Contractorreasonably determines that information systems security measures, in addition to those identified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause, may be required to provide adequate security in a dynamic environment based on an assessed risk or vulnerability. (c) Cyber incident reporting requirement. (1) When the Contractor discovers a cyber incident that affects a covered contractor information system or the covered defense information residing therein, or that affects the contractor's ability to perform the requirements of the contract that are designated as operationally critical support, the Contractor shall- (i) Conduct a review for evidence of compromise of covered defense information, including, but not limited to, identifying compromised computers, servers, specific data, and user accounts. This review shall also include analyzing covered contractor information system(s) that were part of the cyber incident, as well as other information systems on the Contractor's network(s), that may have been accessed as a result of the incident in order to identify compromised covered defense information, or that affect the Contractor's ability to provide operationally critical support; and(ii) Rapidly report cyber incidents to DoD at http://dibnet.dod.mil.(2) Cyber incident report. The cyber incident report shall be treated as information created by or for DoD and shall include, at a minimum, the required elements at http://dibnet.dod.mil.(3) Medium assurance certificate requirement. In order to report cyber incidents in accordance with this clause, the Contractor or subcontractor shall have or acquire a DoD-approved medium assurance certificate to report cyber incidents. For information on obtaining a DoD-approved medium assurance certificate, see http://iase.disa.mil/pki/eca/Pages/index.aspx.(d) Malicious software. The Contractor or subcontractors that discover and isolate malicious software in connection with a reported cyber incident shall submit the malicious software in accordance with instructions provided by the Contracting Officer.(e) Media preservation and protection. When a Contractor discovers a cyber incident has occurred, the Contractor shall preserve and protect images of all known affected information systems identified in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this clause and all relevant monitoring/packet capture data for at least 90 days from the submission of the cyber incident report to allow DoD to request the media or decline interest.(f) Access to additional information or equipment necessary for forensic analysis. Upon request by DoD, the Contractor shall provide DoD with access to additional information or equipment that is necessary to conduct a forensic analysis.(g) Cyber incident damage assessment activities. If DoD elects to conduct a damage assessment, the Contracting Officer will request that the Contractor provide all of the damage assessment information gathered in accordance with paragraph (e) of this clause. (h) DoD safeguarding and use of contractor attributional/proprietary information. The Government shall protect against the unauthorized use or release of information obtained from the contractor (or derived from information obtained from the contractor) under this clause that includes contractor attributional/proprietary information, including such information submitted in accordance with paragraph (c). To the maximum extent practicable, the Contractor shall identify and mark attributional/proprietary information. In making an authorized release of such information, the Government will implement appropriate procedures to minimize the contractor attributional/proprietary information that is included in such authorized release, seeking to include only that information that is necessary for the authorized purpose(s) for which the information is being released.(i) Use and release of contractor attributional/proprietary information not created by or for DoD. Information that is obtained from the contractor (or derived from information obtained from the contractor) under this clause that is not created by or for DoD is authorized to be released outside of DoD-(1) To entities with missions that may be affected by such information;(2) To entities that may be called upon to assist in the diagnosis, detection, or mitigation of cyber incidents;(3) To Government entities that conduct counterintelligence or law enforcement investigations;(4) For national security purposes, including cyber situational awareness and defense purposes (including with Defense Industrial Base (DIB) participants in the program at 32 CFR part 236); or(5) To a support services contractor ("recipient") that is directly supporting Government activities under a contract that includes the clause at 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information.(j) Use and release of contractor attributional/proprietary information created by or for DoD. Information that is obtained from the contractor (or derived from information obtained from the contractor) under this clause that is created by or for DoD (including the information submitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this clause) is authorized to be used and released outside of DoD for purposes and activities authorized by paragraph (i) of this clause, and for any other lawful Government purpose or activity, subject to all applicable statutory, regulatory, and policy based restrictions on the Government's use and release of such information.(k) The Contractor shall conduct activities under this clause in accordance with applicable laws and regulations on the interception, monitoring, access, use, and disclosure of electronic communications and data.(l) Other safeguarding or reporting requirements. The safeguarding and cyber incident reporting required by this clause in no way abrogates the Contractor's responsibility for other safeguarding or cyber incident reporting pertaining to its unclassified information systems as required by other applicable clauses of this contract, or as a result of other applicable U.S. Government statutory or regulatory requirements.(m) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall- (1) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (m), in all subcontracts, including subcontracts for commercial items; and(2) Require subcontractors to rapidly report cyber incidents directly to DoD at http://dibnet.dod.mil and the prime Contractor. This includes providing the incident report number, automatically assigned by DoD, to the prime Contractor (or next higher-tier subcontractor) as soon as practicable. (End of clause) 252.204-7015 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO LITIGATION SUPPORT CONTRACTORS (FEB 2014) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause: Litigation support means administrative, technical, or professional services provided in support of the Government during or in anticipation of litigation. Litigation support contractor means a contractor (including an expert or technical consultant) providing litigation support under a contract with the Department of Defense that contains this clause. Sensitive information means confidential information of a commercial, financial, proprietary, or privileged nature. The term includes technical data and computer software, but does not include information that is lawfully, publicly available without restriction. (b) Authorized disclosure. Notwithstanding any other provision of this solicitation or contract, the Government may disclose to a litigation support contractor, for the sole purpose of litigation support activities, any information, including sensitive information, received- (1) Within or in connection with a quotation or offer; or (2) In the performance of or in connection with a contract. (c) Flowdown. Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts, including subcontracts for commercial items. (End of clause)252.244-7000 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2013) (a) The Contractor is not required to flow down the terms of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause in subcontracts for commercial items at any tier under this contract, unless so specified in the particular clause. (b) While not required, the Contractor may flow down to subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligation. (c) The Contractor shall include the terms of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in subcontracts awarded under this contract, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. (End of clause) Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer (iRAPT) - formerly known as WAWF iRAPT is the authorized method to electronically process vendor request for payment. This application allows DOD vendors to submit and track Invoices and Receipt/Acceptance documents electronically. Contractor shall (i) register to use iRAPT at https://wawf.eb.mil and (ii) ensure an electronic business point of contract (POC) is designated in the System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract/order. iRAPT Instructions: Questions concerning payments should be directed to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) location listed in Block 18a of your purchase order/contract. Please have your purchase order/contract number ready when calling about payments. You can easily access payment and receipt information using the DFAS web site at http://www.dfas.mil/money/vendor . Your purchase order/contract number or invoice number will be required to inquire status of your payment. The following codes and information will be required to assure successful flow of iRAPT documents. Foreign Vendors will submit banking information in the Comments Tab of the iRAPT invoice. TYPE OF DOCUMENT [X the appropriate block] ___ Invoice (Contractor Only) ___ Invoice and Receiving Report (COMBO) __X_ Invoice as 2-in-1 (Services Only) ___ Receiving Report (Government Only) CAGE CODE: ISSUE BY DODAAC: W91YTZ ADMIN BY DODAAC: W91YTZ INSPECT BY DODAAC: W34GMS ACCEPT BY DODAAC: W34GMS SHIP TO DODAAC: W34GMS PAYMENT OFFICE FISCAL STATION CODE: HQ0490 EMAIL POINTS OF CONTACT LISTING: (Use Group e-mail accounts if applicable) INSPECTOR Primary: Alternate: ACCEPTOR Primary: Alternate: RECEIVING OFFICE POC: Primary: Alternate: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR/ SPECIALIST: gwendolyn.dixon.civ@mail.mil CONTRACTING OFFICER: See Block 31b on SF1449 for email address. ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Any modification requests must be in writing and submitted to: ADMIN DODAAC. (End of clause)   HCAA Local Clause 5001 - Non-Defense Health Agency (Non-DHA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Business Associate Agreement (BAA) (7 July 2014) Introduction In accordance with 45 CFR 164.502(e)(2) and 164.504(e) and paragraph C.3.4.1.3 of DoD 6025.18-R, "DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation," January 24, 2003, this document serves as a BAA between the signatory parties for purposes of the HIPAA and the "HITECH Act" amendments thereof, as implemented by the HIPAA Rules and DoD HIPAA Issuances (both defined below). The parties are a DoD Military Health System (MHS) component, acting as a HIPAA covered entity, and a DoD contractor, acting as a HIPAA business associate. The HIPAA Rules require BAAs between covered entities and business associates. Implementing this BAA requirement, the applicable DoD HIPAA Issuance (DoD 6025.18-R, paragraph C3.4.1.3) provides that requirements applicable to business associates must be incorporated (or incorporated by reference) into the contract or agreement between the parties. (a) Catchall Definition. Except as provided otherwise in this BAA, the following terms used in this BAA shall have the same meaning as those terms in the DoD HIPAA Rules: Data Aggregation, Designated Record Set, Disclosure, Health Care Operations, Individual, Minimum Necessary, Notice of Privacy Practices (NoPP), Protected Health Information (PHI), Required By Law, Secretary, Security Incident, Subcontractor, Unsecured Protected Health Information, and Use. -Breach means actual or possible loss of control, unauthorized disclosure of or unauthorized access to PHI or other PII (which may include, but is not limited to PHI), where persons other than authorized users gain access or potential access to such information for any purpose other than authorized purposes, where one or more individuals will be adversely affected. The foregoing definition is based on the definition of breach in DoD Privacy Act Issuances as defined herein. -Business Associate shall generally have the same meaning as the term "business associate" in the DoD HIPAA Issuances, and in reference to this BAA, shall mean [insert name of Business Associate signatory to this BAA]. -Agreement means this BAA together with the documents and/or other arrangements under which the Business Associate signatory performs services involving access to PHI on behalf of the MHS component signatory to this BAA. -Covered Entity shall generally have the same meaning as the term "covered entity" in the DoD HIPAA Issuances, and in reference to this BAA, shall mean [insert name of MHS component signatory to this BAA]. -DHA Privacy Office means the DHA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office. The DHA Privacy Office Director is the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer for DHA, including the National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCRMD). -DoD HIPAA Issuances means the DoD issuances implementing the HIPAA Rules in the DoD Military Health System (MHS). These issuances are DoD 6025.18-R (2003), DoDI 6025.18 (2009), and DoD 8580.02-R (2007). -DoD Privacy Act Issuances means the DoD issuances implementing the Privacy Act, which are DoDD 5400.11 (2007) and DoD 5400.11-R (2007). -HHS Breach means a breach that satisfies the HIPAA Breach Rule definition of breach in 45 CFR 164.402. -HIPAA Rules means, collectively, the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach and Enforcement Rules, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and codified at 45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164, Subpart E (Privacy), Subpart C (Security), Subpart D (Breach) and Part 160, Subparts C-D (Enforcement), as amended by the 2013 modifications to those Rules, implementing the "HITECH Act" provisions of Pub. L. 111-5. See 78 FR 5566-5702 (Jan. 25, 2013) (with corrections at 78 FR 32464 (June 7, 2013)). Additional HIPAA rules regarding electronic transactions and code sets (45 CFR Part 162) are not addressed in this BAA and are not included in the term HIPAA Rules.-Service-Level Privacy Office means one or more offices within the military services (Army, Navy, or Air Force) with oversight authority over Privacy Act and HIPAA privacy compliance. I. Obligations and Activities of Business Associate (a) The Business Associate shall not use or disclose PHI other than as permitted or required by the Agreement or as required by law. (b) The Business Associate shall use appropriate safeguards, and comply with the DoD HIPAA Rules with respect to electronic PHI, to prevent use or disclosure of PHI other than as provided for by the Agreement. (c) The Business Associate shall report to Covered Entity any Breach of which it becomes aware, and shall proceed with breach response steps as required by Part V of this BAA. With respect to electronic PHI, the Business Associate shall also respond to any security incident of which it becomes aware in accordance with any Information Assurance provisions of the Agreement. If at any point the Business Associate becomes aware that a security incident involves a Breach, the Business Associate shall immediately initiate breach response as required by part V of this BAA. (d) In accordance with 45 CFR 164.502(e)(1)(ii)) and 164.308(b)(2), respectively), as applicable, the Business Associate shall ensure that any subcontractors that create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI on behalf of the Business Associate agree to the same restrictions, conditions, and requirements that apply to the Business Associate with respect to such PHI. (e) The Business Associate shall make available PHI in a Designated Record Set, to the Covered Entity or, as directed by the Covered Entity, to an Individual, as necessary to satisfy the Covered Entity obligations under 45 CFR 164.524. (f) The Business Associate shall make any amendment(s) to PHI in a Designated Record Set as directed or agreed to by the Covered Entity pursuant to 45 CFR 164.526, or take other measures as necessary to satisfy Covered Entity's obligations under 45 CFR 164.526. (g) The Business Associate shall maintain and make available the information required to provide an accounting of disclosures to the Covered Entity or an individual as necessary to satisfy the Covered Entity's obligations under 45 CFR 164.528. (h) To the extent the Business Associate is to carry out one or more of Covered Entity's obligation(s) under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Business Associate shall comply with the requirements of HIPAA Privacy Rule that apply to the Covered Entity in the performance of such obligation(s); and (i) The Business Associate shall make its internal practices, books, and records available to the Secretary for purposes of determining compliance with the HIPAA Rules. II. Permitted Uses and Disclosures by Business Associate (a) The Business Associate may only use or disclose PHI as necessary to perform the services set forth in the Agreement or as required by law. The Business Associate is not permitted to de-identify PHI under DoD HIPAA issuances or the corresponding 45 CFR 164.514(a)-(c), nor is it permitted to use or disclose de-identified PHI, except as provided by the Agreement or directed by the Covered Entity. (b) The Business Associate agrees to use, disclose and request PHI only in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule "minimum necessary" standard and corresponding DHA policies and procedures as stated in the DoD HIPAA Issuances. (c) The Business Associate shall not use or disclose PHI in a manner that would violate the DoD HIPAA Issuances or HIPAA Privacy Rules if done by the Covered Entity, except uses and disclosures for the Business Associate's own management and administration and legal responsibilities or for data aggregation services as set forth in the following three paragraphs. (d) Except as otherwise limited in the Agreement, the Business Associate may use PHI for the proper management and administration of the Business Associate or to carry out the legal responsibilities of the Business Associate. The foregoing authority to use PHI does not apply to disclosure of PHI, which is covered in the next paragraph. (e) Except as otherwise limited in the Agreement, the Business Associate may disclose PHI for the proper management and administration of the Business Associate or to carry out the legal responsibilities of the Business Associate, provided that disclosures are required by law, or the Business Associate obtains reasonable assurances from the person to whom the PHI is disclosed that it will remain confidential and used or further disclosed only as required by law or for the purposes for which it was disclosed to the person, and the person notifies the Business Associate of any instances of which it is aware in which the confidentiality of the information has been breached. (f) Except as otherwise limited in the Agreement, the Business Associate may use PHI to provide Data Aggregation services relating to the Covered Entity's health care operations. III. Provisions for Covered Entity to Inform Business Associate of Privacy Practices and Restrictions (a) The Covered Entity shall provide the Business Associate with the notice of privacy practices that the Covered Entity produces in accordance with 45 CFR 164.520 and the corresponding provision of the DoD HIPAA Issuances. (b) The Covered Entity shall notify the Business Associate of any changes in, or revocation of, the permission by an Individual to use or disclose his or her PHI, to the extent that such changes affect the Business Associate's use or disclosure of PHI. (c) The Covered Entity shall notify the Business Associate of any restriction on the use or disclosure of PHI that the Covered Entity has agreed to or is required to abide by under 45 CFR 164.522, to the extent that such changes may affect the Business Associate's use or disclosure of PHI. IV. Permissible Requests by Covered Entity The Covered Entity shall not request the Business Associate to use or disclose PHI in any manner that would not be permissible under the HIPAA Privacy Rule or any applicable Government regulations (including without limitation, DoD HIPAA Issuances) if done by the Covered Entity, except for providing Data Aggregation services to the Covered Entity and for management and administrative activities of the Business Associate as otherwise permitted by this BAA. V. Breach Response (a) In general. In the event of a breach of PII/PHI held by the Business Associate, the Business Associate shall follow the breach response requirements set forth in this Part V, which is designed to satisfy both the Privacy Act and HIPAA as applicable. If a breach involves PII without PHI, then the Business Associate shall comply with DoD Privacy Act Issuance breach response requirements only; if a breach involves PHI (a subset of PII), then the Business Associate shall comply with both Privacy Act and HIPAA breach response requirements. A breach involving PHI may or may not constitute an HHS Breach. If a breach is not an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate has no HIPAA breach response obligations. In such cases, the Business Associate must still comply with breach response requirements under the DoD Privacy Act Issuances. If the DHA Privacy Office determines that a breach is an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate shall comply with both the HIPAA Breach Rule and DoD Privacy Act Issuances, as directed by the DHA Privacy Office, regardless of whether the breach occurs at DHA or at one of the Service components. If the DHA Privacy Office determines that the breach does not constitute an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate shall comply with DoD Privacy Act Issuances, as directed by the applicable Service-Level Privacy Office. The Business Associate shall contact the Covered Entity for guidance when the incident is not an HHS Breach. This Part V is designed to satisfy the DoD Privacy Act Issuances and the HIPAA Breach Rule as implemented by the DoD HIPAA Issuances. In general, for breach response, the Business Associate shall report the breach to the Covered Entity, assess the breach incident, notify affected individuals, and take mitigation actions as applicable. Because DoD defines "breach" to include possible (suspected) as well as actual (confirmed) breaches, the Business Associate shall implement these breach response requirements immediately upon the Business Associate's discovery of a possible breach. (b) Government Reporting Provisions The Business Associate shall report the breach within one hour of discovery to the Covered Entity and to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT) -the other parties as deemed appropriate by the Covered Entity. The Business Associate is deemed to have discovered a breach as of the time a breach (suspected or confirmed) is known, or by exercising reasonable diligence would have been known, to any person (other than the person committing it) who is an employee, officer or other agent of the Business Associate. The Business Associate shall submit the US-CERT report using the online form at https://forms.us-cert.gov/report/. Before submission to US-CERT, the Business Associate shall save a copy of the on-line report. After submission, the Business Associate shall record the US-CERT Reporting Number. Although only limited information about the breach may be available as of the one hour deadline for submission, the Business Associate shall submit the US-CERT report by the deadline. The Business Associate shall e-mail updated information as it is obtained, following the instructions at http://www.us-cert.gov/pgp/email.html. The Business Associate shall provide a copy of the initial or updated US-CERT report to the -Covered Entity and the applicable Service-Level Privacy Office, if requested by either. Business Associate questions about US-CERT reporting shall be directed to the Covered Entity or Service-Level Privacy Office, not the US-CERT office. The additional US Army and the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) reporting requirements are addressed in the PII Breach Reporting and Notification Policy. The latest version of this policy can be obtained from the Covered Entity or the MEDCOM Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office at: usarmy.jbsa.medcom.list.medcom-foia-users@mail.mil . If multiple beneficiaries are affected by a single event or related set of events, then a single reportable breach may be deemed to have occurred, depending on the circumstances. The Business Associate shall inform the Covered Entity as soon as possible if it believes that "single event" breach response is appropriate; the Covered Entity will determine how the Business Associate shall proceed and, if appropriate, consolidate separately reported breaches for purposes of Business Associate report updates, beneficiary notification, and mitigation. When a Breach Report initially submitted is incomplete or incorrect due to unavailable information, or when significant developments require an update, the Business Associate shall submit a revised form or forms, stating the updated status and previous report date(s) and showing any revisions or additions in red text. Examples of updated information the Business Associate shall report include, but are not limited to: confirmation on the exact data elements involved, the root cause of the incident, and any mitigation actions to include, sanctions, training, incident containment, follow-up, etc. The Business Associate shall submit these report updates promptly after the new information becomes available. Prompt reporting of updates is required to allow the Covered Entity to make timely final determinations on any subsequent notifications or reports. The Business Associate shall provide updates to the same parties as required for the initial Breach Report. The Business Associate is responsible for reporting all information needed by the Covered Entity to make timely and accurate determinations on reports to HHS as required by the HHS Breach Rule and reports to the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office as required by DoD Privacy Act Issuances. In the event the Business Associate is uncertain on how to apply the above requirements, the Business Associate shall consult with the Covered Entity (or the Service-Level Privacy Office, which will consult with the DHA Privacy Office as appropriate) when determinations on applying the above requirements are needed. (c) Individual Notification Provisions If the DHA Privacy Office determines that individual notification is required, the Business Associate shall provide written notification to individuals affected by the breach as soon as possible, but no later than 10 working days after the breach is discovered and the identities of the individuals are ascertained. The 10 day period begins when the Business Associate is able to determine the identities (including addresses) of the individuals whose records were impacted. The Business Associate's proposed notification to be issued to the affected individuals shall be submitted to the parties to which reports are submitted under paragraph V (a) for their review, and for approval by the DHA Privacy Office. Upon request, the Business Associate shall provide the DHA Privacy Office with the final text of the notification letter sent to the affected individuals. If different groups of affected individuals receive different notification letters, then the Business Associate shall provide the text of the letter for each group. (PII shall not be included with the text of the letter(s) provided.) Copies of further correspondence with affected individuals need not be provided unless requested by the Privacy Office. The Business Associate's notification to the individuals, at a minimum, shall include the following: -The individual(s) must be advised of what specific data was involved. It is insufficient to simply state that PII has been lost. Where names, Social Security Numbers (SSNs) or truncated SSNs, and Dates of Birth (DOBs) are involved, it is critical to advise the individual that these data elements potentially have been breached. -The individual(s) must be informed of the facts and circumstances surrounding the breach. The description should be sufficiently detailed so that the individual clearly understands how the breach occurred. -The individual(s) must be informed of what protective actions the Business Associate is taking or the individual can take to mitigate against potential future harm. The notice must refer the individual to the current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site pages on identity theft and the FTC's Identity Theft Hotline, toll-free: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. -The individual(s) must also be informed of any mitigation support services (e.g., one year of free credit monitoring, identification of fraud expense coverage for affected individuals, provision of credit freezes, etc.) that the Business Associate may offer affected individuals, the process to follow to obtain those services and the period of time the services will be made available, and contact information (including a phone number, either direct or toll-free, e-mail address and postal address) for obtaining more information. Business Associates shall ensure any envelope containing written notifications to affected individuals are clearly labeled to alert the recipient to the importance of its contents, e.g., "Data Breach Information Enclosed," and that the envelope is marked with the identity of the Business Associate and/or subcontractor organization that suffered the breach. The letter must also include contact information for a designated POC to include, phone number, email address, and postal address. If the Business Associate determines that it cannot readily identify, or will be unable to reach, some affected individuals within the 10 day period after discovering the breach, the Business Associate shall so indicate in the initial or updated Breach Report. Within the 10 day period, the Business Associate shall provide the approved notification to those individuals who can be reached. Other individuals must be notified within 10 days after their identities and addresses are ascertained. The Business Associate shall consult with the DHA Privacy Office, which will determine which media notice is most likely to reach the population not otherwise identified or reached. The Business Associate shall issue a generalized media notice(s) to that population in accordance with Privacy Office approval. The Business Associate shall, at no cost to the government, bear any costs associated with a breach of PII/PHI that the Business Associate has caused or is otherwise responsible for addressing. Breaches are not to be confused with security incidents (often referred to as cyber security incidents when electronic information is involved), which may or may not involve a breach of PII/PHI. In the event of a security incident not involving a PII/PHI breach, the Business Associate shall follow applicable DoD Information Assurance requirements under its Agreement. If at any point the Business Associate finds that a cyber security incident involves a PII/PHI breach (suspected or confirmed), the Business Associate shall immediately initiate the breach response procedures set forth here. The Business Associate shall also continue to follow any required cyber security incident response procedures to the extent needed to address security issues, as determined by DoD/DHA. VI. Termination (a) Termination. Noncompliance by the Business Associate (or any of its staff, agents, or subcontractors) with any requirement in this BAA may subject the Business Associate to termination under any applicable default or other termination provision of the Agreement. (b) Effect of Termination. (1) If the Agreement has records management requirements, the Business Associate shall handle such records in accordance with the records management requirements. If the Agreement does not have records management requirements, the records should be handled in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below. If the Agreement has provisions for transfer of records and PII/PHI to a successor Business Associate, or if DHA gives directions for such transfer, the Business Associate shall handle such records and information in accordance with such Agreement provisions or DHA direction. (2) If the Agreement does not have records management requirements, except as provided in the following paragraph (3), upon termination of the Agreement, for any reason, the Business Associate shall return or destroy all PHI received from the Covered Entity, or created or received by the Business Associate on behalf of the Covered Entity that the Business Associate still maintains in any form. This provision shall apply to PHI that is in the possession of subcontractors or agents of the Business Associate. The Business Associate shall retain no copies of the PHI. (3) If the Agreement does not have records management provisions and the Business Associate determines that returning or destroying the PHI is infeasible, the Business Associate shall provide to the Covered Entity notification of the conditions that make return or destruction infeasible. Upon mutual agreement of the Covered Entity and the Business Associate that return or destruction of PHI is infeasible, the Business Associate shall extend the protections of the Agreement to such PHI and limit further uses and disclosures of such PHI to those purposes that make the return or destruction infeasible, for so long as the Business Associate maintains such PHI.VII. Miscellaneous (a) Survival. The obligations of Business Associate under the "Effect of Termination" provision of this BAA shall survive the termination of the Agreement. (b) Interpretation. Any ambiguity in the Agreement shall be resolved in favor of a meaning that permits the Covered Entity and the Business Associate to comply with the HIPAA Rules and the DoD HIPAA Rules. (End of HCAA Local Clause 5001)   CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (FEB 2016)(a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.

C--508-341 AE Additional Parking Levels

Department of Veterans Affairs, Atlanta VAMC | Published October 21, 2015  -  Deadline November 20, 2015
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The Atlanta VA Medical Center anticipates issuing a Firm Fixed Price Contract for Architect/Engineer Service for the project "Additional Parking Levels" located 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Contractor shall provide architectural and engineering design services for three additional levels of parking for 400 additional new spaces to the existing parking decks. The project shall be designed in accordance with VA specifications, design guides, design manuals, design alerts, and all applicable codes and regulations. This will be a 100% set-aside for SDVOSB firms only. The firms will need to be CVE verified and visible in VIP (VAAR 8041102) when SF330's are submitted. Firms must be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) database, information on registration requirements can be obtained on the Internet at (http://sam.gov), and submit their complete Annual Representation s and Certifications (ORCA) via online at htpp://orca.bpn.gov. Any firm not CVE verified upon submission of their SF330's will not be evaluated and not considered for award. Please submit a copy of you CVE verification letter with your SF330 package. Eligible firms, to include subcontractors, team members, and partners shall have a branch office located within a 200 mile radius of the Atlanta VA, as determined by online MapQuest Directions (www.mapquest.com), please include a copy of your mapping results with your SF330 package. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310 Architectural Services. The small business size standard is $7.5M. Interested firms must submit three (3) copies and 1 CD of their SF330 no later than 1:30p.m. EST on November 20, 2015 to Bruce Caughman, Contract Specialist, Atlanta VA Contracting Office, 2008 Weems Road, Tucker, GA, 30084. Submission of information incorporated by reference is not allowed. Prospective firms shall address all selection criteria factors within their submitted SF330 packages. All submissions must be bound in some manner (no paperclips). Forms are available on the internet at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/types/SF. The A/E selection criteria will be based on (In order of importance) (I) Professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of required services; provide key personnel, it is expected that the individuals identified as key personnel will be performing tasks under the resulting contract. Include resumes for key personnel and of proposed sub-consultants. (II) 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. (III) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; maintaining project schedules and project budgets. (IV) Design Approach-Describe the proposed design philosophy; what problems do you anticipate and how do you propose to solve them? (V) Quality Control-What quality control techniques are planned? Who will be responsible for quality control? (VI) Past performance on contract with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; be sure to include all past performance with Department of Veteran's Affairs (include knowledge of VA design standards, technical manuals, and specifications) (provide no more than three (3) recent projects). (VII) Location within 250 miles of the project area and knowledge of the locality of the project, please include a copy of your mapping results with your SF330 package; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. (VIII) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management and cooperativeness. (IX) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services, and Insurance litigation (Type and amount of liability insurance carried, litigation involvement over the last 5 years and its outcome). (X) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. (XI) Awards (Awards received for design excellence). Firms will be evaluated by the A/E Evaluation Board, scored and ranked according to score. The three (3) (more or less) most qualified firms will be invited to interview with the selection board, and will again be numerically scored. The firm with the highest score will be selected and asked to negotiate a fair and reasonable price. Each respondent must be able to demonstrate the ability to comply with FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting and all Joint Ventures must be CVE verified, submit agreements that comply with 13CFR 125.15 prior to contract award. This is a request for SF330's Architect-Engineer Qualifications only. This is not a request for proposal; no solicitation package will be issued.
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