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Provision of Mental Health Services for Center Students

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published October 12, 2015  -  Deadline November 12, 2015
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This is a Procurement Opportunity with Adams & Associates Inc. at the St. Louis Job Corps Center and not with the Federal Government Prepared by: Marian Dillard Corporate Purchasing Coordinator. St. Louis Job Corps Center Scope of Work ID: SLJC 2015-0010 I. General * Bid Requirements 3 Evaluation Criteria 4 Extent of Work 4 Wage Determination N/A 4 Owner: US Department of Labor (DOL) Center Operator: Adams and Associates, Inc. Mailing Address: St. Louis Job Corps Center ATTN: Purchasing Department 4333 Good Fellow Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63120 Site Visit: N/A Proposal Due Date: November 12, 2016 Submission of Proposals: St. Louis Job Corps Center Attn: Purchasing Department Dillard.marian@jobcorps.org Project Summary: Adams and Associates, Inc., contracting for the U.S. Department of Labor for the operation of the St. Louis Job Corps Center - a 520 student residential training facility located at 4333 Good Fellow Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63120 is currently soliciting written bids for a Mental Health Provider. Please see the complete Statement of Work in Section IV Extend of Work Bid Requirements Each bidder shall submit a bid based upon Part IV - Extent of Work that includes reference to the project listed in this scope of work. Any variations from the base scope of work are to be noted as distinctly separate from the base bid. Bids shall be submitted for the work as a basis for the contract. The prospective bidder shall submit a bid for a Single Lump Sum Contract. The bid shall include a breakdown of the hourly cost to provide the service. A minimum 90-day bid guarantee is required. This project is tax-exempt. Prior to starting any work, the contractor shall show proof of required insurance, in amounts to cover risk as stated below: Evaluation Criteria Point Value Price: Responsible Contractor who can perform effective services at the lowest reasonable price. 60 Quality: Demonstrated experience and knowledge capabilities; Technical Excellence; Management Capabilities; Personnel qualification; Quality of the Tender packages; Technical excellence including where necessary, technical drawings, blue prints. 20 Past Performance : Past services to center or list of references for verification purposes. 10 Schedule: Explanation on how services will be carried out and the delivery timeframe. 10 TOTAL POINTS 100 Award will be made to the offeror who provides Best Value to the Center when all Evaluation Criteria are considered. Lowest Price does not guarantee award of Sub Contract. Adams and Associates retains the right to reject any and all bids. Extent of Work dillard.marian@jobcorps.org Scope of Work for: Center Mental Health St. Louis Job Corps Center St. Louis, MO Operated by Adams and Associates, Inc. For the U.S. Department of Labor Table of Contents II. III. IV. VII. Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance ( $1,000,000 combined single limit) Workers Compensation / Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence) Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. Final Bid Proposal shall be typed and submitted on official Company letterhead and must include the following : Scope of Work ID#, Project Description, Project Specific Requirements, Lump Sum Cost References Copies of all Insurance Certificates Copy of all licenses and certifications relevant to this proposal Completed Vendor Questionnaire (with DUNS# if available) and W9 Small Business Certification, if any Net 30 payment terms Evaluation Criteria Services. All quotes must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Department by Quotes received after the deadline and/or without all requested documentation will not be considered. SCOPE OF SERVICES The mental health professional agrees to provide students of the St. Louis Job Corps Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center Director or his/her representative. Mental Health services will be provided in the amount of 32 hours per week for 83 weeks. The period of performance will be from February 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The Center and the Mental Health Consultant hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those mental health services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (The Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R3; PRH Exhibit 6-4; and the Center Mental Health Consultant Desk Reference Guide. The services to be provided include: A. Staff Development: Advice to the Center Director and health and wellness staff on all mental health matters and overall Center program and organizational consultation to the Center Director and administrative staff on a regular basis. This will include staffing requirements. Consultation on the development of a system to promote the coordination and integration of the mental health and wellness program with other Center programs and activities such as counseling, residential life, and recreation. This will be done in cooperation with the Health and Wellness Manager, Center physician, Center dentist, other health professionals, as well as any staff member involved with students. Advice and assistance to wellness course instructors regarding mental health and wellness services during student introduction to Center life. => Consultation with Center health and wellness staff, counselors, residential advisors, instructors and other appropriate staff concerning the ongoing mental health concerns of students. Assistance with program development for the purpose of meeting the life crises of students in constructive ways. For example, involvement with the career preparation, development, and transition periods, the Center disciplinary program, the maximum benefits program, the cultural awareness program, and the trainee employee assistance program (TEAP). Staff development on using mental health principles and techniques. This will include coping with problems of alcohol and drug use, sexuality, aggressive behavior and poor communications. B. Clinical Services: => Advice to the Center Director on the advisability of students' separations for mental health reasons, and the cost of mental health services, including inpatient facility use. Ensure the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all necessary mental health records. => Issuance and maintenance of signed and dated health care guidelines regarding mental health matters. Diagnostic and evaluative services to students as necessary. => Limited forms of psychiatric treatment including crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, intermittent supportive psychotherapy, psychotropic drug management and group psychotherapy, as permitted by licensure or accreditation. => Assisting with appropriate referral for students who must be separated for mental health reasons. C. TEAP Consultation Services: => Consultation on the development of a system to promote the coordination and integration of the mental health and wellness program with the TEAP and related center wide programs Staff development on using mental health principles and techniques, including coping with problems of alcohol and drug use. Providing clinical assistance to students and the TEAP Specialist, especially with students who may have co-morbid psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. D. Mental health promotion and education, to include: 1. Minimum of a 1-hour presentation on mental health promotion for all new students during the Career Preparation Period with an emphasis on employability; (a) Presentations shall explain the Mental Health and Wellness Program, what services are available, and how to make a self- referral; (b) Students will learn basic skills in identifying and responding to a health crisis. 2. Presentation(s) on managing mental health-related symptoms and behaviors in the workplace for students during the Career Development and Transition Periods; 3. At least one annual center-wide mental health promotion and education activity. E. Review applicant folders and assist with the reasonable accommodation process. (This service should be contracted at additional hours as deemed appropriate by the center.) The Mental Health Consultant agrees to adhere to the policies, procedures, program instructions and guidelines established by Job Corps. The Mental Health Consultant and the Center further agree that the Mental Health Consultant will have primary responsibility under the Center Director's guidance to implement the program outlined above. The Mental Health Consultant, with the concurrence of the Center Director, may delegate by written and dated health care guidelines any of his/her responsibilities set forth in this subcontract to appropriate qualified Center staff. The Mental Health Consultant will be assisted by the Job Corps National Office, principal mental health consultant, and regional health consultants. The latter will act under guidance and direction from the National Office of Job Corps. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL In the performance of the above duties and responsibilities, the Mental Health Consultant: A. May not delegate professional responsibilities set forth in this contract to another full- or part-time mental health professional, except upon prior written concurrence of the Center Director and prior review and approval by the Job Corps Regional Director and Regional Health Consultant. B. Understands and agrees that the medical services under this Subcontract are subject to monitoring and review by the USDOL, Job Corps. C. Agrees to maintain malpractice insurance to cover the professional services to students, with limits consistent with the medical service industry, but in no case less than $1 million per occurrence. D. Agrees to make no public statements regarding its activities under this Subcontract, or to disclose any information regarding Job Corps students or Job Corps activities without prior written approval of the Center Director or his/her designated representative. Unauthorized release of student records is a federal crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. E. Shall be responsible for finding and arranging for a professionally qualified replacement/substitute during temporary periods of absence of more than one calendar week. F. Shall be personally and financially liable for the cost of any patient referral outside the Center without prior written approval of the Center Director. G. Certifies its intent to comply with all equal employment opportunity practices and affirmative action policies as required by law and agrees not to discriminate against any student, employee and/or contractor because of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin. H. Shall provide current copies of all professional licenses, certifications, professional and auto liability insurance documents required by the Center. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. The period of performance is from October 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. With a 1 year renewable option for the period of October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2018, this option period will be for 50 weeks Submitted bid will show at minimum breakdown as follows: Price per hour Please include any additional fees Offeror must quote on the period of 83 weeks. Offeror also must include a cost of the Option Period Noted Above Bids and all licensures needed to do business may be sent to: St. Louis Job Corps Center Attn: Purchasing Department 4333 Good Fellow Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63120 Or emailed to All quotes are due on November 12, 2015 If your quote deviates from specifications in any way, such exceptions must be noted on bid sheet. If unable to quote, please indicate 'No Bid' and return bid package to us. Adams and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bids and select the bid deemed most responsible. Bidders should be aware of bid requirements for federally funded projects and act accordingly. Bidders are placed on notice that this is a competitive bid process and cost is an important fact. Overall low bid does not constitute bid award. St. Louis Job Corps Center is a federally funded facility. Payment terms are Net 30 days from date of invoice. Vendor is required to show number of hours billed and hourly rate on invoice, list of materials used to complete service and provide certified payroll records with invoice. All question regarding the Invitation to Bid and/or scope of work must be submitted in writing to: dillard.marian@jobcorps.org.com No phone calls will be accepted. Vendor shall hold all licenses necessary to do business in the state of Missouri and provide copies of all licenses with bid package. The vendor shall obtain and maintain insurance as follows: Workers Compensation must meet state statutory limit requirements, including those for Employer's Liability, if applicable Comprehensive General Liability with St. Louis Job Corps Center listed as additional insured. ($1,000,000 per occurrence). Comprehensive Automobile Liability ($1,000,000/combined single limit) Fire Legal Liability ($500,000 per occurrence) The proposed shall cover any and all expenses not covered by said insurance including all deductibles. Wage Determination N/A General

PHYSICIAN AND MID-LEVEL PRACTIONER

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published October 12, 2015  -  Deadline November 12, 2015
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This is a Procurement Opportunity with Adams & Associates Inc. at the New Hampshire Job Corps Center and not with the Federal Government. Scope of Work for: Center Physician Services Mid-Level Practitioner Servers St. Louis Job Corps Center St. Louis, MO Operated by Adams and Associates, Inc. For the U.S. Department of Labor Prepared by: Marian Dillard Center Purchasing Manager St. Louis Job Corps Center Scope of Work ID: SLJC 2015-0011 Table of Contents I. General............................................................................................................................... 3 II. Bid Requirements.............................................................................................................. 3 III. Evaluation Criteria............................................................................................................ 4 IV. Extent of Work.................................................................................................................. 4 VII. Wage Determination N/A.................................................................................................. 4 •I. General Owner: US Department of Labor (DOL) Center Operator: Adams and Associates, Inc. Mailing Address: St. Louis Job Corps Center ATTN: Purchasing Department 4333 Good Fellow Blvd St. Louis, MO 63120 Site Visit: N/A Proposal Due Date: November 12, 2015 Submission of Proposals: St. Louis Job Corps Center Attn: Purchasing Department Dillard.marian@jobcorps.org Project Summary: Adams and Associates, Inc., contracting for the U.S. Department of Labor for the operation of the St. Louis Job Corps Center - a 520 student residential training facility located at 4333 Good Fellows Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63120 is currently soliciting written bids for a Center Physician Services. Please see the complete Statement of Work in Section IV Extend of Work •II. Bid Requirements •1. Each bidder shall submit a bid based upon Part IV - Extent of Work that includes reference to the project listed in this scope of work. Any variations from the base scope of work are to be noted as distinctly separate from the base bid. •2. Bids shall be submitted for the work as a basis for the contract. The prospective bidder shall submit a bid for a Single Lump Sum Contract. •3. The bid shall include a breakdown of the hourly cost to provide the service. •4. A minimum 90-day bid guarantee is required. •5. This project is tax-exempt. •6. Prior to starting any work, the contractor shall show proof of required insurance, in amounts to cover risk as stated below: •· Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance ( $1,000,000 combined single limit) •· Workers Compensation / Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence) •· Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. •· Fire Legal Liability of at least $500,000 per occurrence. •7. Final Bid Proposal shall be typed and submitted on official Company letterhead and must include the following: •· Scope of Work ID#, Project Description, Project Specific Requirements, Lump Sum Cost •· References •· Copies of all Insurance Certificates •· Copy of all licenses and certifications relevant to this proposal •· Completed Vendor Questionnaire (with DUNS# if available) and W9 •· Small Business Certification, if any •8. Net 30 payment terms •III. Evaluation Criteria Evaluation Criteria Point Value Price: Responsible Contractor who can perform effective services at the lowest reasonable price. 60 Quality: Demonstrated experience and knowledge capabilities; Technical Excellence; Management Capabilities; Personnel qualification; Quality of the Tender packages; Technical excellence including where necessary, technical drawings, blue prints. 20 Past Performance: Past services to center or list of references for verification purposes. 10 Schedule: Explanation on how services will be carried out and the delivery timeframe. 10 TOTAL POINTS 100 Award will be made to the offeror who provides Best Value to the Center when all Evaluation Criteria are considered. Lowest Price does not guarantee award of Sub Contract. Adams and Associates retains the right to reject any and all bids. •IV. Extent of Work Services. All quotes must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Department by Quotes received after the deadline and/or without all requested documentation will not be considered. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Center Physician agrees to provide students of the St. Louis Job Corps Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center Director or his/her representative. Services to be provided will be in the amount of 10.5 hours per week for the Physician for 81 weeks for the base Period. The Period of Performance will be from February 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The Center and the Center Physician hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those health and wellness services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (The Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R1; PRH Exhibit 6-4 and applicable Technical Assistance Guides). These services include: A. The development, implementation, and monitoring of the total center health and wellness program, to help students become and stay employed, including: Advising the Center Director and Wellness Services staff on all medical and health related matters. This shall include staffing requirements; the advisability of medical separations, including the furnishing of diagnosis, prognosis, and recommendations for future care; the utilization and cost of services; the personalization of patient care; and any other health areas deemed appropriate by the Center Physician and the Center Director. Consulting with center staff on ordering, accounting for, and safeguarding health equipment, supplies, and medications. With due regard for Job Corps requirements, the Center Physician will prioritize health needs and set program direction accordingly. To accomplish this, the Center Physician should confer with the health and wellness manager (HWM), the center dentist, and center mental health consultant (CMHC), and meet with the Center Director or administrative officer on a monthly basis to review policies and expenditures for that period and establish restraints, if necessary, to stay within budgetary guidelines. The Center Physician may involve the regional health consultants in this process, if needed. Developing a system to promote the coordination and integration of the health components (medical, oral health, mental health, environmental health, and health education) with other center activities. This will be done in cooperation with the HWM, center dentist, and CMHC. Providing advice and assistance to health education instructors on the implementation of the health and wellness program and promoting health and wellness outside the clinic walls (i.e., out on center) to enhance employability of the total student population. Ensuring the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all health records. Issuing and maintaining signed and dated Health Care Guidelines for medical care in accordance with PRH requirements. Staying current on Job Corps policies and procedures via frequent communication with the center's HWM and review of the Job Corps health and wellness website. B. Providing direct medical services to students, including: A cursory medical inspection for each student within the first 48 hours after arrival on center, and a definitive medical examination and health history using Job Corps approved history and physical forms of each student, within 14 days of arrival on center. The medical examination will include the interpretation of all routine laboratory tests. Although much of this work may be delegated, the Center Physician maintains the ultimate responsibility for the quality of work performed. Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including the Center Physician's availability on center for acute illness and injury visits. Arrangements for preventive immunizations and detection and control of communicable diseases as specified in PRH-6: Appendix 601 and TAG B: Immunization and Communicable Disease Control. Provision of all necessary referrals for specialist and institutional care and assisting in reviewing follow up information from such off center referrals. Providing a system of 24-hour emergency back-up coverage/referral. The Center Physician agrees to adhere to the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by Job Corps. The undersigned further agree that the Center Physician will have primary responsibility to implement the program outlined above and may be assisted by the Job Corps National Office and/or health consultants. The Center Physician, with the concurrence of the Center Director, may delegate by written and dated health care guidelines any of his/her responsibilities set forth in this contract to appropriate qualified staff. The Center Physician may delegate professional responsibilities set forth in this contract to another full- or part-time physician only with the Center Director's prior concurrence and a prior review of the secondary physician's qualifications by the regional director and regional medical consultant. It is understood that the medical services provided by the Center Physician are subject to monitoring and review by Job Corps. The Center Physician may contact the regional medical consultant with any questions/concerns. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL In the performance of the above duties and responsibilities, the Center Physician: A. Agrees to maintain malpractice insurance to cover the professional services to students, with limits consistent with the medical service industry, but in no case less than $1 million per occurrence. B. Agrees to make no public statements regarding its activities under this Subcontract, or to disclose any information regarding Job Corps students or Job Corps activities without prior written approval of the Center Director or his/her designated representative. Unauthorized release of student records is a federal crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. C. Shall be responsible for finding and arranging for a professionally qualified replacement/substitute during temporary periods of absence of more than one calendar week. D. Shall be personally and financially liable for the cost of any patient referral outside the Center without prior written approval of the Center Director. E. Certifies its intent to comply with all equal employment opportunity practices and affirmative action policies as required by law and agrees not to discriminate against any student, employee and/or contractor because of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin. F. Shall provide current copies of all professional licenses, certifications, professional and auto liability insurance documents required by the Center. G. Agrees that all research projects and/or publications relating to Job Corps health activities will first be cleared through the National Office of Job Corps, Washington, D.C. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Center Mid-Level Practitioner agrees to provide students of the St. Louis Job Corp Center with the services stated herein. Such services will be provided as authorized by the Center representative. Services to be provided will be in the amount of 10.5 hours per week for 81 weeks. The Base period of performance will be from February 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 The Center Mid-Level Practitioner agrees to adhere to all state required standards of practice and Physician oversight when applicable. The Center and the Center Mid-Level Practitioner hereby agree that the services to be provided will include, but will not be limited to those health and wellness services specified in the Job Corps Federal Regulations (The Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook, Chapter 6, Section 6.10, R1; PRH Exhibit 6-4; and applicable Technical Assistance Guides). These services provided in conjunction with the Center Physician, include but are not limited to: The development, implementation, an monitoring of the total center health and wellness program, to help students become and stay employed, including: Advising the Center Director and Wellness Services staff on all medical and health related matters. This shall include staffing requirements; the advisability of medical separations, including the furnishing of diagnosis, prognosis, and recommendations for future care; the utilization and cost of services; the personalization of patient care; and any other health areas deemed appropriate by the Center Physician and the Center Director. Consulting with center staff on ordering, accounting for, and safeguarding health equipment, supplies, and medications. Developing a system to promote the coordination and integration of the health components (medical, oral health, mental health, environmental health, and health education) with other center activities. This will be done in cooperation with the Center Physician, Health and Wellness Manager (HWM), Center Dentist, and Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC). Providing advice and assistance to health education instructors on the implementation of the health and wellness program and promoting health and wellness outside the clinic walls (i.e., out on center) to enhance employability of the total student population. Ensuring the maintenance, confidentiality, and safeguarding of all health records. Staying current on Job Corps policies and procedures via frequent communication with the Center Physician and HWM and review of the Job Corps health and wellness website. Providing direct medical services to students, including: A cursory medical inspection for each student within the first 48 hours after arrival on center, and a definitive medical examination and health history using Job Corps approved history and physical forms of each student, within 14 days of arrival on center. The medical examination will include the interpretation of all routine laboratory tests. Vendor must include the Scope of Work Identification number on submitted bid. The period of performance is from February 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. With a 1 year renewable option for the period of October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2018 Submitted bid will show at minimum breakdown as follows: Price per hour Please include any additional fees Offeror must quote the period of 81 weeks for the base period. Offeror must also provide a quote for the Option year period of 48 49 weeks. Bids and all licensures needed to do business may be sent to: St. Louis Job Corps Center Attn: Purchasing Department 4333 Good Fellow Blvd St. Louis, MO 63120 Or emailed to dillard.marian@jobcorps.org All Quotes are to be received by November 12, 2015 If your quote deviates from specifications in any way, such exceptions must be noted on bid sheet. If unable to quote, please indicate 'No Bid' and return bid package to us. Adams and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bids and select the bid deemed most responsible. Bidders should be aware of bid requirements for federally funded projects and act accordingly. Bidders are placed on notice that this is a competitive bid process and cost is an important fact. Overall low bid does not constitute bid award. St. Louis Job Corps Center is a federally funded facility. Payment terms are Net 30 days from date of invoice. Vendor is required to show number of hours billed and hourly rate on invoice, list of materials used to complete service and provide certified payroll records with invoice. All question regarding the Invitation to Bid and/or scope of work must be submitted in writing to: dillard.marian@jobcorps.org No phone calls will be accepted. Vendor shall hold all licenses necessary to do business in the state of Missouri and provide copies of all licenses with bid package. The vendor shall obtain and maintain insurance as follows: Workers Compensation must meet state statutory limit requirements, including those for Employer's Liability, if applicable Comprehensive General Liability with St. Louis Job Corps Center listed as additional insured. ($1,000,000 per occurrence). Comprehensive Automobile Liability ($1,000,000/combined single limit) Fire Legal Liability ($500,000 per occurrence) The proposed shall cover any and all expenses not covered by said insurance including all deductibles. V. Wage Determination N/A

T--A&E for Field Surveys With Automated Hydrographic Survey Capabilities For Unrestricted Businesses

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 9, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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UNRESTRICTED T-INDEFINITE DELIVERY A-E CONTRACTS FOR FIELD SURVEYS WITH AUTOMATED HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY CAPABILITIES, PRIMARILY WITHIN THE ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, SOL W912P9-15-R-0710 POC Contracting, Twila Hopkins, (314) 331-8124, Contracting Officer, Pat Edward Filer (314) 331-8521. I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and supplements thereto. Services of a qualified firm are sought to provide hydrographic surveys with differential global positioning systems (DGPS) and field surveys for the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The STL District boundaries will be the primary area for the work, but the Government may, at its discretion accomplish work in other geographical regions; including the entire continental US. The Government intends to negotiate and award one, five year unrestricted indefinite delivery contract within one year after the required response date to this solicitation, but reserves the right to award up to two additional unrestricted indefinite delivery contracts (up to a total of three contracts for restricted and unrestricted). Those most highly qualified small business contractors that did not receive an award under the restricted solicitation will have their SF 330s automatically added to this unrestricted solicitation for SF 330 responses. Furthermore, those most highly qualified small business contractors, as well as any other small business contractor, may submit a revised SF 330 in response to this solicitation. This solicitation does not supersede contracts previously awarded for similar work by other Corps Districts. However, a contractor awarded a contract under the restricted announcement will be ineligible for award under this announcement. The contracts will be awarded in the order of ranking determined by the selection approval authority. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed a $3,000,000 total capacity for a five (5) year period and the guaranteed minimum will be $5,000. Work will be issued by firm-fixed-price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract at the time of the original award. On each individual contract, the first year's rate schedule shall become effective the day of contract award, and shall be in effect for one year from contract award. Subsequent rate schedules shall become effective on the yearly anniversary dates from contract award. The Contracting Officer will consider the following and other relevant factors in deciding which Contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, the availability of 2 simultaneous survey crews, and uniquely specialized experience. This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size. All interested A-E firms are reminded that in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practicable extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Selected firms will be required to comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on the part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for this contract, which are subject to change, currently are that a minimum of 40.0% of the contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB), with the 40% including: (1) small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 3.0%; (2) woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), 7%; (3) HUBZone small business, 1.0%; (4) service-disabled veteran-owned small business, 3.0%; and veteran owned small business, 2.0%. A subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal. 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, relative to the employee's office location. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Registration is not required with this submission. II. PROJECT INFORMATION: Work will consist of performing hydrographic and field surveys. Work may consist of topographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, high accuracy dam deformation monitoring surveys, construction layout surveys, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical) surveys, GPS/DGPS/RTK surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection, aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, mobile laser scanning, and boundary and cadastral surveys. Hydrographic surveys shall use totally automated systems with the capability of position by use of Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS) or better. The A-E must have a back-up positioning system in the event that satellite transmission for DGPS positioning is interrupted or not available. Work may be performed to support other Federal agencies. III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a. through e. are primary. Criteria f. and g. are secondary and will only be used as a quote mark tie-breaker quote mark among firms that are essentially technically equal. The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Experience in hydrographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, DGPS surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection; (2) Experience in field topographic surveys, GPS/RTK/VRS surveys, construction layout, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical), aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, and cadastral/boundary surveys in both Missouri and Illinois; (3) demonstrate use of GPS equipment, including network layout and adjustments and the ability and experience to submit high accuracy GPS control to the OPUS Database and NGS for blue booking; (4) capability to integrate field survey information into photogrammetric mapping databases including but not limited to underwater soundings, horizontal traverse circuits, 3D contour grids, aerial photo control point location coordinates, boundary surveys, utility locations, boring hole locations, and other survey needs; (5) facilities must have capability to collect and deliver data in digital format, readable and fully operational in 2D and 3D, in Bentley Microstation.dgn format (Microstation V8.0 or later); in ESRI shape files or Personal GeoData Bases; DTM's, PDF's, and ASCII format on CDROM, DVD, or an External Hard Drive storage file. b. Capacity to Accomplish the Work. (1) Capacity to perform approximately $3,000,000 in work of the required type in a five-year period. The evaluation of a firm's capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines and equipment availability. Firms must have the personnel capacity and sufficient equipment for two simultaneous survey crews. (2) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to readily obtain through purchase or lease, a DGPS equipped automated hydrographic survey vessel with an environment controlled cabin of 19-30 foot length capable of being trailered to and operating in U.S. inland projects for the automated acoustic surveys; (3) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to obtain through purchase or lease, static or kinematic GPS equipment capable of subcentimeter measurement accuracy, electronic total station with data collector, and CADD/GIS data processing equipment; (4) Demonstrate quality control procedures and tools to insure delivery of a quality product; (5) Demonstrate ability to commence work within 24 hours after award of a task order; hydrographic surveys may be required on an irregular notice at varying locations in the St. Louis District. c. Knowledge of the Locality. The A-E shall be capable of working on the main stem of the St. Louis District section of the Mississippi River in all weather conditions and river stages. The A-E shall demonstrate knowledge of the local conditions, within the St. Louis District, including geographic features, locks and dams, barge traffic, lakes, boat ramps (both high and low water), river gages, and fueling/boat facilities. d. Professional Qualifications. The firm should have qualified and licensed Missouri and Illinois professional land surveyors with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of hydrology and field surveying, a qualified management team, quality control staff, and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., Hydrologist, GISP), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. e. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330, and other sources. f. SB and SDB Participation: Extent of participation of SB, SDB, woman-owned businesses, HUB Zone and Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses will be measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. g. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts. Evaluation will consider volume of DoD A-E contracts awarded in the last 12 months. The objective is to achieve an equitable distribution of DoD, A-E Contracts among qualified firms, by giving more consideration to firms with lower total volume. IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) printed copies of their SF330, each containing Parts I and II of the SF330 information for the prime firm and Part II for all subcontractors/consultants, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM), to the address listed below not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on 10 August 2015. E-mails are not acceptable. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF330 Instructions). Include the firm's CAGE code on the SF330, Part 1, Section B. On the SF330, Part 1, Section C, provide the CAGE code for each subcontractor or consultant, if available. In SF 330, Part I, Section D, include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project and a narrative describing how the organization will function, including how the QA/QC plan will be implemented. Those functions to be subcontracted out shall be clearly identified. In SF 330, Part I, indicate in Section C-11 or Section H if the prime contractor has worked with the proposed subcontractors in the past five years, estimate the percentage involvement of EACH SUBCONTRACTOR on the proposed team. Letters of commitment shall be submitted if credit for the experience and past performance of key subcontractors is desired. In Section H address how your team meets each selection criterion. Describe owned or leased equipment that will be used to perform this contract. Describe the firms overall Quality Management Plan (A project specific design quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Provide a narrative discussing the capacity of the team to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. Also include in section H the number and amount of fees awarded on DOD contracts for A-E services during the twelve months prior to this notice, including change orders and supplemental agreements for all branch offices. Do not include awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories and possessions. Do not include awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company or an incorporated subsidiary that operates under a firm name different from the parent company. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. The SF330 will have a limit of ten projects illustrating specialized experience. Mail your firm's submission of the SF330 to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St, Louis District, Contracting Division CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis Mo. 63103-2833 ATTN: Mr. Pat Filer, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0710. Mr. Filer can be reached at 314-331-8521 or via Email at pat.e.filer@usace.army.mil. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Ms. Twila Hopkins at the above address or by Email at twila.a.hopkins2@usace.army.mil. Ms. Hopkins can also be reached at 314-331-8124. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a Request for Proposal for contract award. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor's qualifications for the contract will be conducted only after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please check for amendments to this announcement after the publication date.

T--A&E for Field Surveys With Automated Hydrographic Survey Capabilities

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 27, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. RESTRICTED T-INDEFINITE DELIVERY A-E CONTRACTS FOR FIELD SURVEYS WITH AUTOMATED HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY CAPABILITIES, PRIMARILY WITHIN THE ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, SOL W912P9-15-R-0710 POC Contracting, Twila Hopkins, (314) 331-8124, Contracting Officer, Pat Edward Filer (314) 331-8521. I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and supplements thereto. Services of a qualified firm are sought to provide hydrographic surveys with differential global positioning systems (DGPS) and field surveys for the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The STL District boundaries will be the primary area for the work, but the Government may, at its discretion accomplish work in other geographical regions; including the entire continental US. The Government intends to negotiate and award up to three, five year indefinite-delivery restricted contracts within one year after the required response date to this solicitation. If there are not enough most highly qualified small business contractors to fill any or all of the restricted contracts, a solicitation will be issued for unrestricted contracts to fill the remaining capacity. A Contractor awarded a contract under this announcement will be ineligible for award under the unrestricted announcement. Furthermore, if capacity requirements cannot be met with small business Contractors, those most highly qualified small businesses that do not receive an award under this restricted solicitation, will have their SF 330's automatically added to the unrestricted solicitation SF330 responses. The contracts will be awarded in the order of ranking determined by the selection approval authority. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed a $3,000,000 total capacity for a five (5) year period and the guaranteed minimum will be $5,000. Work will be issued by firm-fixed-price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract at the time of the original award. On each individual contract, the first year's rate schedule shall become effective the day of contract award, and shall be in effect for one year from contract award. Subsequent rate schedules shall become effective on the yearly anniversary dates from contract award. The Contracting Officer will consider the following and other relevant factors in deciding which Contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, the availability of 2 simultaneous survey crews, and uniquely specialized experience. 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, relative to the employee's office location. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Registration is not required with this submission. This contract is set aside for small business only. North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541370 which has a size standard of $15,000.000.00 ($15.0 Million) in annual average receipts. Each firm responding to this announcement must indicate their size status under the specified NAICS code and state if they are currently certified as a small business. II. PROJECT INFORMATION: Work will consist of performing hydrographic and field surveys. Work may consist of topographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, high accuracy dam deformation monitoring surveys, construction layout surveys, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical) surveys, GPS/DGPS/RTK surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection, aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, mobile laser scanning, and boundary and cadastral surveys. Hydrographic surveys shall use totally automated systems with the capability of position by use of Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS) or better. The A-E must have a back-up positioning system in the event that satellite transmission for DGPS positioning is interrupted or not available. Work may be performed to support other Federal agencies. III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a. through e. are primary. Criteria f. is secondary and will only be used as a quote mark tie-breaker quote mark among firms that are essentially technically equal. The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Experience in hydrographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, DGPS surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection; (2) Experience in field topographic surveys, GPS/RTK/VRS surveys, construction layout, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical), aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, and cadastral/boundary surveys; (3) demonstrate use of GPS equipment, including network layout and adjustments and the ability and experience to submit high accuracy GPS control to the OPUS Database and NGS for blue booking; (4) capability to integrate field survey information into photogrammetric mapping databases including but not limited to underwater soundings, horizontal traverse circuits, 3D contour grids, aerial photo control point location coordinates, boundary surveys, utility locations, boring hole locations, and other survey needs; (5) facilities must have capability to collect and deliver data in digital format, readable and fully operational in 2D and 3D, in Bentley Microstation.dgn format (Microstation V8.0 or later); in ESRI shape files or Personal GeoData Bases; DTM's, PDF's, and ASCII format on CDROM, DVD, or an External Hard Drive storage file. b. Capacity to Accomplish the Work. (1) Capacity to perform approximately $3,000,000 in work of the required type in a five-year period. The evaluation of a firm's capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines and equipment availability. Firms must have the personnel capacity and sufficient equipment for two simultaneous survey crews. (2) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to readily obtain through purchase or lease, a DGPS equipped automated hydrographic survey vessel with an environment controlled cabin of 19-30 foot length capable of being trailered to and operating in U.S. inland projects for the automated acoustic surveys; (3) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to obtain through purchase or lease, static or kinematic GPS equipment capable of subcentimeter measurement accuracy, electronic total station with data collector, and CADD/GIS data processing equipment; (4) Demonstrate quality control procedures and tools to insure delivery of a quality product; (5) Demonstrate ability to commence work within 24 hours after award of a task order; hydrographic surveys may be required on an irregular notice at varying locations in the St. Louis District. c. Knowledge of the Locality. The A-E shall be capable of working on the main stem of the St. Louis District section of the Mississippi River in all weather conditions and river stages. Demonstrate knowledge of the local conditions, within the St. Louis District, including geographic features, locks and dams, barge traffic, lakes, boat ramps (both high and low water), river gages, and fueling/boat facilities. d. Professional Qualifications. The firm should have qualified and licensed professional land surveyors with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of hydrology and field surveying, a qualified management team, quality control staff, and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., Hydrologist, GISP), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. e. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330, and other sources. f. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts. Evaluation will consider volume of DoD A-E contracts awarded in the last 12 months. The objective is to achieve an equitable distribution of DoD, A-E Contracts among qualified firms, by giving more consideration to firms with lower total volume. IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) printed copies of their SF330, each containing Parts I and II of the SF330 information for the prime firm and Part II for all subcontractors/consultants, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM), to the address listed below not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on 30 March 2015. E-mails are not acceptable. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF330 Instructions). Include the firm's CAGE code on the SF330, Part 1, Section B. On the SF330, Part 1, Section C, provide the CAGE code for each subcontractor or consultant, if available. In SF 330, Part I, Section D, include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project and a narrative describing how the organization will function, including how the QA/QC plan will be implemented. Those functions to be subcontracted out shall be clearly identified. In SF 330, Part I, indicate in Section C-11 or Section H if the prime contractor has worked with the proposed subcontractors in the past five years, estimate the percentage involvement of EACH SUBCONTRACTOR on the proposed team. Letters of commitment shall be submitted if credit for the experience and past performance of key subcontractors is desired. In Section H address how your team meets each selection criterion. Describe owned or leased equipment that will be used to perform this contract. Describe the firms overall Quality Management Plan (A project specific design quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Provide a narrative discussing the capacity of the team to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. Also include in section H the number and amount of fees awarded on DOD contracts for A-E services during the twelve months prior to this notice, including change orders and supplemental agreements for all branch offices. Do not include awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories and possessions. Do not include awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company or an incorporated subsidiary that operates under a firm name different from the parent company. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. The SF330 will have a limit of ten projects illustrating specialized experience. Mail your firm's submission of the SF330 to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St, Louis District, Contracting Division CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis Mo. 63103-2833 ATTN: Mr. Pat Filer, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0710. Mr. Filer can be reached at 314-331-8521 or via Email at pat.e.filer@usace.army.mil. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Ms. Twila Hopkins at the above address or by Email at twila.a.hopkins2@usace.army.mil. Ms. Hopkins can also be reached at 314-331-8124. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a Request for Proposal for contract award. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor's qualifications for the contract will be conducted only after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please check for amendments to this announcement after the publication date.

T--Request for SF 330s; Unrestricted for Architect-Engineer IDIQ Contracts for A-E Photogrammetric and LiDAR Surveying and Mapping

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 25, 2015  -  Deadline March 27, 2015
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I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and supplements thereto. Services of a qualified firm are sought to provide Photogrammetric and LiDAR Surveying and Mapping. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The firm's team must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor. The Government intends to negotiate and award six indefinite delivery contracts within one year after the required response date to this solicitation, but reserves the right to award up to four additional indefinite delivery contracts (up to a total of ten contracts) in the event there are insufficient awards under the restricted solicitation. Those most highly qualified small businesses that do not receive an award under the restricted solicitation will have their SF 330s automatically added to this unrestricted solicitation SF 330 responses. This solicitation does not supersede contracts previously awarded for similar work by other Corps Districts. However, a contractor awarded a contract under the restricted announcement will be ineligible for award under this announcement. Each contract will be for five years. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed $12,500,000.00 ($12.5 Million) and the guaranteed minimum will be $10,000.00. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract at the time of the original award. On each individual contract, the first year's rate schedule shall become effective the day of contract award, and shall be in effect for one year from contract award. Subsequent rate schedules shall become effective on the yearly anniversary dates from contract award. Work will be issued by firm fixed price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. The District may award IDIQ contracts in the future or borrow capacity from other federal contracts to perform work that may also be encompassed by this announcement. The Contracting Officer will consider the following and other relevant factors in deciding which Contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the task order in the required time, and uniquely specialized experience. The contracts will be for requirements within the Continental United States and outside the Continental United States (CONUS and OCONUS). This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size. All interested A-E firms are reminded that in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practicable extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Selected firms will be required to comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for this contract, which are subject to change, currently are that (1) a minimum of 40.0% of the Contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB), including (2) small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 3.0%; (3) woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), 7%; (4) HUBZone small business, 1.0%; (5) service-disabled veteran-owned small business, 3.0% and veteran owned small business, 2.0%. A subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, relative to the employee's home office location. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Registration is not required with this submission. II. PROJECT INFORMATION: Work will consist of performing and/or producing aerial photogrammetric and LiDAR surveys, ground control, analytical aero-triangulation, geo-rectification, ortho-rectification, pan-sharpening, tiling, mosaicing, digital elevation model/digital terrain model(DEM/DTM) data, collection and manipulation of photogrammetric mapping, aerial photography, GIS mapping, remote sensing, large and small-scale topographic maps, planimetrics compilation and contouring , geo-database development, maintenance and support and landuse/landcover analysis and mapping, satellite imagery, and other geospatial processes for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies such as, but not limited to: U.S. Army CE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, NOAA, DOT, state, local, and tribal agencies etc. Services will be for areas within the CONUS and OCONUS. The potential exists that some task orders will include data classified up to SECRET; therefore, to be eligible for those task orders requiring a SECRET clearance, the Contractor shall possess a SECRET clearance for facilities, equipment, and personnel involved in the required services. A SECRET CLEARANCE IS NOT REQUIRED WITH THIS SUBMISSION. III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a through d are primary. Criteria e and f are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among firms that are essentially technically equal. The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) current experience in collection of aerial imagery for large & small scale photogrammetric mapping utilizing analog and digital aerial cameras (sweep or frame system), analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation and softcopy feature compilation and extraction; (2) current experience in the collection and processing of LIDAR data into various mapping products to include elevation models, surface models, and contours for large and small scale mapping projects; (3) current experience in digital orthophoto generation for large and small scale mapping projects; (4) current experience in large and small scale photogrammetric production in support of (engineering design, facilities management, regional planning, and real property inventory); (5) ability to integrate digital terrain data from multiple sources into a surface model; (6) ground survey control planning and acquisition for photogrammetric map compilation including conventional (total stations, EDM systems and levels) measuring systems and Global Positioning Systems; (7) capability to provide GIS mapping products and analysis of GIS data sets; (8) ability to perform GIS boundary mapping from real estate tract maps, deeds, and real property transactional registers (9) facilities and capability to gather historical photos from hardcopy and/or digital sources and perform photo image analysis and interpretation to detect landuse and change analysis utilizing digital softcopy techniques and manually via hardcopy; (10) capability and experience in providing geospatial data products in Spatial Data Standards for facilities, infrastructure, and environment (SDSFIE) (latest version); (11) ability to conduct supervised and unsupervised digital classifications from remotely sensed (i.e. hyperspectral and multispectral data sets, high resolution sensor data sets) data and incorporate results into existing geospatial data bases and/or thematic maps; (12) ability to deliver digital data that is readable and fully operational with AutoCAD (current version), ArcGIS (current version), ERDAS Imagine, and Bentley Microstation formats without any additional manipulation. b. Professional Qualifications: The firm must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor as well as personnel with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of photogrammetry and remote sensing, a qualified management team, quality control staff and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. c. Capacity to Accomplish the Work: (1) firms must have the capability to perform approximately $4,000,000 of the required type work in a one-year period. The evaluation of a firms capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines (management, quality control, and technical); (2) capability of firm to furnish photogrammetric equipment including owned or leased airworthy aircraft, large and medium format digital cameras (sweep or frame system), LIDAR sensor suitable for elevation data collection to support production of ASPRS Class 1 standards for 2 foot or better contours, currently certified precision aerial mapping camera, hardware and software to perform fully analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation, analytical and softcopy stereoplotter instrumentation for digital data collection of planimetric and topographic features, DTM, DEM data collection and manipulation of terrain data (to include DTED data sets), digital data editing facilities, airborne GPS and IMU capabilities for aircraft navigation and photo/sensor control; (3) ability to provide necessary survey equipment (GPS and conventional) and personnel to accomplish airborne global positioning system (ABGPS) controlled photogrammetry missions in a timely schedule; (4) demonstrate project management skills, tools and past experience monitoring multiple task orders simultaneously; (5) demonstrated quality control procedures and tools to insure quality photogrammetric mapping products; (6) demonstrate ability to acquire SECRET security clearances for personnel, facilities and equipment involved in the analysis, interpretation, cartographic, digitizing, and photographic reproduction of photogrammetric services required for each project. d. Past Performance: Past performance on Department of Defense and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS/CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330 and other sources. e. SB and SDB Participation: Extent of participation of SB, SDB, woman-owned businesses, HUB Zone and Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses will be measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. f. Equitable Distribution of DOD Contracts: Evaluation will consider the Volume of DOD, A-E contract awards in the last 12 months. The objective is to achieve an equitable distribution of DOD, A-E contracts among qualified firms, by giving more consideration to firms with lower total volume. IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit five (5) printed copies of their SF330, each containing Parts I and II of the SF330 information for the prime firm and Part II for all subcontractors/consultants to the address listed below, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM) not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on March 27, 2015. E-mails are not acceptable. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF330 Instructions). Include the firm's CAGE code on the SF330, Part 1, Section B. On the SF330, Part 1, Section C, provide the CAGE code for each subcontractor or consultant, if available. In SF 330, Part I, Section D, include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project and a narrative describing how the organization will function, including how the QA/QC plan will be implemented. Those functions to be subcontracted out shall be clearly identified. In SF 330, Part I, indicate in Section C-11 or Section H if the prime contractor has worked with the proposed subcontractors in the past five years, estimate the percentage involvement of EACH SUBCONTRACTOR on the proposed team. Letters of commitment shall be submitted if credit for the experience and past performance of key subcontractors is desired. In Section H address how your team meets each selection criterion. Describe owned or leased equipment that will be used to perform this contract. Describe the firms overall Quality Management Plan (A project specific design quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Provide a narrative discussing the capacity of the team to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. Also include in section H the number and amount of fees awarded on DOD contracts for A-E services during the twelve months prior to this notice, including change orders and supplemental agreements for all branch offices. Do not include awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories and possessions. Do not include awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company or an incorporated subsidiary that operates under a firm name different from the parent company. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. The SF330 will have a limit of ten projects illustrating specialized experience. Mail your firm's submission of the SF330 to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St, Louis District, Contracting Division CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis Mo. 63103-2833 ATTN: Mr. Archie Ringgenberg, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0716. Mr. Ringgenberg can be reached at 314-331-8505 or via Email at archie.c.ringgenberg@usace.army.mil. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Mr. Roberto Escobedo at the above address or by Email at Roberto.L.Escobedo@usace.army.mil. Mr. Escobedo can also be reached at 314-331-8528. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a Request for Proposal for contract award. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor's qualifications for the contract will be conducted only after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please check for amendments to this announcement after the publication date.

C--Request for SF 330s, Restricted for A-E IDIQ Contracts for A-E Photogrammetric Mapping and Aerial Photography

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 6, 2015  -  Deadline March 9, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and supplements thereto. Services of a qualified firm are sought to provide Photogrammetric and LiDAR Surveying and Mapping. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The firm's team must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor. The Government intends to negotiate and award up to four indefinite delivery restricted contracts within one year after the required response date to this solicitation. In addition, the Government intends to award six additional unrestricted contracts under a subsequent announcement. If there are not enough most highly qualified small business contractors to fill any or all of the restricted contracts, the remaining capacity will be shifted to unrestricted contracts. Furthermore, those most highly qualified small businesses that do not receive an award under this restricted solicitation will have their SF 330s automatically added to the unrestricted solicitation SF 330 responses. This solicitation does not supersede contracts previously awarded for similar work by other Corps Districts. However, a contractor awarded a contract under this announcement will be ineligible for award under the unrestricted announcement. Each contract will be for five years. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed $12,500,000.00 ($12.5 Million) and the guaranteed minimum will be $10,000.00. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract at the time of the original award. On each individual contract, the first year's rate schedule shall become effective the day of contract award, and shall be in effect for one year from contract award. Subsequent rate schedules shall become effective on the yearly anniversary dates from contract award. Work will be issued by firm fixed price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. The District may award IDIQ contracts in the future or borrow capacity from other federal contracts to perform work that may also be encompassed by this announcement. The Contracting Officer will consider the following and other relevant factors in deciding which Contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the task order in the required time, and uniquely specialized experience. The contracts will be for requirements within the Continental United States and outside the Continental United States (CONUS and OCONUS). This contract is set aside for small business only. North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541370 which has a size standard of $15,000,000.00 ($15.0 Million) in annual average receipts. Each firm responding to this announcement must indicate their size status under the specified NAICS code and state if they are currently certified as a small business. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, relative to the employee's home office location. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Registration is not required with this submission. II. PROJECT INFORMATION: Work will consist of performing and/or producing aerial photogrammetric and LiDAR surveys, ground control, analytical aero-triangulation, geo-rectification, ortho-rectification, pan-sharpening, tiling, mosaicing, digital elevation model/digital terrain model(DEM/DTM) data, collection and manipulation of photogrammetric mapping, aerial photography, GIS mapping, remote sensing, large and small-scale topographic maps, planimetrics compilation and contouring , geo-database development, maintenance and support and landuse/landcover analysis and mapping, satellite imagery, and other geospatial processes for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies such as, but not limited to: U.S. Army CE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, NOAA, DOT, state, local, and tribal agencies etc. Services will be for areas within the CONUS and OCONUS. The potential exists that some task orders will include data classified up to SECRET; therefore, to be eligible for those task orders requiring a SECRET clearance, the Contractor shall possess a SECRET clearance for facilities, equipment, and personnel involved in the required services. A SECRET CLEARANCE IS NOT REQUIRED WITH THIS SUBMISSION. III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a through d are primary. Criteria e is secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among firms that are essentially technically equal. The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) current experience in collection of aerial imagery for large & small scale photogrammetric mapping utilizing analog and digital aerial cameras (sweep or frame system), analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation and softcopy feature compilation and extraction; (2) current experience in the collection and processing of LIDAR data into various mapping products to include elevation models, surface models, and contours for large and small scale mapping projects; (3) current experience in digital orthophoto generation for large and small scale mapping projects; (4) current experience in large and small scale photogrammetric production in support of (engineering design, facilities management, regional planning, and real property inventory); (5) ability to integrate digital terrain data from multiple sources into a surface model; (6) ground survey control planning and acquisition for photogrammetric map compilation including conventional (total stations, EDM systems and levels) measuring systems and Global Positioning Systems; (7) capability to provide GIS mapping products and analysis of GIS data sets; (8) ability to perform GIS boundary mapping from real estate tract maps, deeds, and real property transactional registers (9) facilities and capability to gather historical photos from hardcopy and/or digital sources and perform photo image analysis and interpretation to detect landuse and change analysis utilizing digital softcopy techniques and manually via hardcopy; (10) capability and experience in providing geospatial data products in Spatial Data Standards for facilities, infrastructure, and environment (SDSFIE) (latest version); (11) ability to conduct supervised and unsupervised digital classifications from remotely sensed (i.e. hyperspectral and multispectral data sets, high resolution sensor data sets) data and incorporate results into existing geospatial data bases and/or thematic maps; (12) ability to deliver digital data that is readable and fully operational with AutoCAD (current version), ArcGIS (current version), ERDAS Imagine, and Bentley Microstation formats without any additional manipulation. b. Professional Qualifications: The firm must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor as well as personnel with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of photogrammetry and remote sensing, a qualified management team, quality control staff and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. c. Capacity to Accomplish the Work: (1) firms must have the capability to perform approximately $4,000,000 of the required type work in a one-year period. The evaluation of a firms capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines (management, quality control, and technical); (2) capability of firm to furnish photogrammetric equipment including owned or leased airworthy aircraft, large and medium format digital cameras (sweep or frame system), LIDAR sensor suitable for elevation data collection to support production of ASPRS Class 1 standards for 2 foot or better contours, currently certified precision aerial mapping camera, hardware and software to perform fully analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation, analytical and softcopy stereoplotter instrumentation for digital data collection of planimetric and topographic features, DTM, DEM data collection and manipulation of terrain data (to include DTED data sets), digital data editing facilities, airborne GPS and IMU capabilities for aircraft navigation and photo/sensor control; (3) ability to provide necessary survey equipment (GPS and conventional) and personnel to accomplish airborne global positioning system (ABGPS) controlled photogrammetry missions in a timely schedule; (4) demonstrate project management skills, tools and past experience monitoring multiple task orders simultaneously; (5) demonstrated quality control procedures and tools to insure quality photogrammetric mapping products; (6) demonstrate ability to acquire SECRET security clearances for personnel, facilities and equipment involved in the analysis, interpretation, cartographic, digitizing, and photographic reproduction of photogrammetric services required for each project. d. Past Performance: Past performance on Department of Defense and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS/CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330 and other sources. e. Equitable Distribution of DOD Contracts: Evaluation will consider the Volume of DOD, A-E contract awards in the last 12 months. The objective is to achieve an equitable distribution of DOD, A-E contracts among qualified firms, by giving more consideration to firms with lower total volume. IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit five (5) printed copies of their SF330, each containing Parts I and II of the SF330 information for the prime firm and Part II for all subcontractors/consultants, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM), to the address listed below not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on March 9, 2015. E-mails are not acceptable. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF330 Instructions). Include the firm's CAGE code on the SF330, Part 1, Section B. On the SF330, Part 1, Section C, provide the CAGE code for each subcontractor or consultant, if available. In SF 330, Part I, Section D, include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project and a narrative describing how the organization will function, including how the QA/QC plan will be implemented. Those functions to be subcontracted out shall be clearly identified. In SF 330, Part I, indicate in Section C-11 or Section H if the prime contractor has worked with the proposed subcontractors in the past five years, estimate the percentage involvement of EACH SUBCONTRACTOR on the proposed team. Letters of commitment shall be submitted if credit for the experience and past performance of key subcontractors is desired. In Section H address how your team meets each selection criterion. Describe owned or leased equipment that will be used to perform this contract. Describe the firms overall Quality Management Plan (A project specific design quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Provide a narrative discussing the capacity of the team to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. Also include in section H the number and amount of fees awarded on DOD contracts for A-E services during the twelve months prior to this notice, including change orders and supplemental agreements for all branch offices. Do not include awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories and possessions. Do not include awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company or an incorporated subsidiary that operates under a firm name different from the parent company. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. The SF330 will have a limit of ten projects illustrating specialized experience. Mail your firm's submission of the SF330 to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St, Louis District, Contracting Division CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis Mo. 63103-2833 ATTN: Mr. Archie Ringgenberg, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0712. Mr. Ringgenberg can be reached at 314-331-8505 or via Email at archie.c.ringgenberg@usace.army.mil. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Mr. Roberto Escobedo at the above address or by Email at Roberto.L.Escobedo@usace.army.mil. Mr. Escobedo can also be reached at 314-331-8528. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a Request for Proposal for contract award. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor's qualifications for the contract will be conducted only after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please check for amendments to this announcement after the publication date.

Provide Lodging and Conference Space Services in St. Louis, MO

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published September 12, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 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-16-0048 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 September 26, 2016. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89-1 dated August 15, 2016. (iv) This acquisition is unrestricted. The applicable NAICS code is 721110, which has a size standard of $32.5 million. For more information on size standards visit http://www.sba.gov/size. (v) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). Line Item/Service Price 001 Sleeping Rooms, up to 350 per night for a total of up to 1400 sleeping nights (10/3-10/6), plus 20 available on 10/2 and 10 available on 10/07. Approximately 1430 nights. 002 Complete Meeting Package - St. Louis, MO All-inclusive rate to include meeting rooms, A/V needs, and meal/breaks. Work will be completed in accordance with the attached Statement of Work (See Attachment 1). A list of individually priced items is required to be completed on the attached Pricing Sheet (See Attachment 2). The prices quoted must include all costs and services associated with providing the service. (vi) Description of Requirement. Provide lodging, meeting room space, audio visual (AV) equipment, and food/beverage/banquet service in St. Louis, MO. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is planning to conduct a Conversation Stewardship Program (CSP) Training meeting scheduled for October 3 - 7, 2016. For the meeting NRCS has an estimated need of 350 sleeping rooms with 20 available on October 2nd, and 10 available for October 7th. NRCS also requires a minimum square footage of 20,000 square feet of meeting space that will be broken down into a general session meeting room, banquet room, five (5) breakout rooms, executive room, and small business room. NRCS will also need a lunch meal provided for 3 days, 10/4 - 10/6. Each employee will be responsible for the payment of their lodging. NRCS is requesting an all-inclusive price for the meeting space, AV equipment and meals. Please refer to the Statement of Work and Pricing Sheet for additional details. Attachment 1 - Statement of Work Attachment 2 - Pricing Sheet Attachment 3 - SCLS Wage Determination, St. Louis, MO Please review the attached Statement of Work (Attachment 1) carefully to obtain a complete understanding of the requirement. (vii) Date(s) and Place(s) of Delivery and Acceptance. The period of performance will commence on October 2, 2016 and will continue through October 7, 2016 (6 calendar days). (viii) 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) 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. (j) 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. (k) 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.(1) Vendors must be registered in the System for Award Managment (SAM) prior to award. If you are not registered please starts the process as soon as possible, registration process may taks as long as 7 - 10 business days for the registration to be approved. 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 10 pages. c. Pricing Quoters may utilize Attachment 2 to this solicitation to submit pricing quotations. d. E-mail submissions are acceptable. (ix) 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:• State-of-the-art professional audiovisual capability appropriate for a major symposium withoutside entities, including the ability to project different presentations on multiple screens2. Space Specifications:• Ability to seamlessly accommodate up to 350 participants in the main meeting room and banquet halls with unobstructed views and auditorium seating, appropriate for an all-day event that will feature speakers, videos, and panel discussions.3. Past Performance - Evidence of successful past events that had multiple components (video display,presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions, and meals).4. PriceTechnical and past performance, when combined, are more important that price. (x) 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. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and addenda are not attached. (xii) 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. (Jun 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.) ☒ (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). ☒ (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]☐ (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). ☒ (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)). ☒ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). ☐ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). ☒ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). ☐ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ☐ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (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). ☒ (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) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).☐ (37) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).☐ (38)(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. ☐ (39)(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. ☐ (40) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ☐ (41)(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. ☒ (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).☐ (43) 52.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693). ☐ (44) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).☐ (45) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ☐ (46)(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. ☐ (47) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). ☒ (48) 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). ☐ (49) 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). ☐ (50) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ☐ (51) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ☐ (52) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ☐ (53) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ☒ (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ☐ (55) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ☐ (56) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ☐ (57) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ☐ (58)(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). ☒ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☒ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☐ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☐ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☐ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☐ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ☒ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 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) ☒ (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.(End of clause) (xiii) 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. The following clauses also apply: 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014)In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: Employee Class Monetary Wage Fringe Benefits99050, Desk Clerk, GS-04 $14.68/hour $5.28/hour07100, Food Service Worker, WG-02 $12.76/hour $4.59/hour11240, Maid or Houseman, WG-01 $11.30/hour $4.07/hour07250, Waiter/Waitress, WG-03 $14.22/hour $5.12/hour(End of clause) 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.(End of clause) 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.(End of clause) 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. (End of clause) 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. (xiv) Not applicable. (xv) Quotes are due by 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), September 23, 2016 to USDA-NRCS, Attn: Danny Mandell at danny.mandell@wdc.usda.gov. (1) When submitting your quoted PLEASE make sure to include the completed PRICING SHEET (Attachment 2) with your quote. (xvi) Questions regarding this solicitation should be emailed to Danny Mandell, Contracting Officer, at danny.mandell@wdc.usda.gov. END OF SOLICITATION

Architectural/Engineering (A/E) Services for the Design and Construction Administration Services for the New Educational, Administrative, and Support Facilities at the St. Louis Job Corps Center in St. Louis, MO

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published August 5, 2013  -  Deadline September 4, 2013
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PROJECT INFORMATION: The following synopsis is in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in Part 36 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This project involves architectural/engineering (A/E) services for the design and construction administration services for the new educational, administrative, and support facilities at the St. Louis Job Corps Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The work is to provide comprehensive architectural/engineering design and construction administration services for the development of approximately 117,000 gross square feet of new interior space for educational offices, classrooms, and vocational shops; administration offices; medical/dental clinic facilities; warehouse storage, maintenance facilities; and all ancillary functions. The facilities will be incorporated into exiting renovated building structures and new building additions or, alternatively, will utilize all new construction if renovation is determined by the A.E to be unfeasible. Approximately 66,000 gross square feet of space is available for rehabilitation/reconstruction of existing building structures, with the remainder of approximately 51,000 gross square feet of the space requiring new construction. The work also includes renovation of 7,300 gross square feet of an older welding vocations building, and design of all necessary site improvements in the form of general landscaping, walkways, roads, parking lots, sports fields and courts, drainage, connections to all utility lines, and site/security lighting for approximately 15 acres of the 17 acre campus. The work also includes demolition/removal of various one story buildings, some with basements, totaling approximately 100,000 gross square feet. Demolition and renovation work will include environmental abatement of hazard material including, but not limited to, lead based paint an asbestos containing materials. Work will include the development of a construction implementation plan to assure that the Center operations can continue during the construction phase. The project shall use design methodologies, materials, systems and components that will minimize negative environmental impacts, increase energy efficiency, and make use of renewable energy technologies. Within the budget constraints, it shall embody best current sustainable design and building practices. The work shall be designed and constructed to comply with the requirements as established by the Guiding Principles for Sustainability. A formal LEED Certification is not required. The estimated magnitude of construction is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Required services will be obtained by a negotiated Firm Fixed Price Contract. Firms responding to this announcement must demonstrate their experience in site and building design including, but not limited to, roofing systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems and life safety systems. The required disciplines are: Structural, Civil, Architectural, Mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing), and Electrical. Firms must be capable of producing the design documents on AutoCAD version 14 or later. Specifications shall be provided in CSI format and be MS-Word compatible. Firms that meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit on original plus four (4) copies of a completed Standard Form 330 (SF 330); Part I Contract Specific Qualifications, required for the prime architect-engineer firm to include projects related to the type and nature of work for which the firm was responsible. Also, to include brief resumes of key personnel expected to have major responsibilities for the project, and one original and 4 copies of a current SF 330, Part II-Architect-Engineer Qualifications for itself and for each of its individual consulting firms. NOTE: The SF 330 Parts I and II are to be submitted by the prime even if they are currently on file. Section H of the SF 330 shall be tailored to reflect a strong background in the design of facilities as identified above. Section H will be used as a major evaluation factor for the firm's qualifications as noted in (2) of the order of importance below. PERTINENT FACTORS: Pertinent factors for consideration of qualifications, listed in order of importance, for the Project Team, are (1) Qualifications of Assigned Project Personnel, which considers design capability, project management skills, and construction administration capability; (2) Specialized Experience of Assigned Project Personnel, which considers previous project experience similar to project scope, specialty consultants, project tools/software: building information modeling (BIM), project management software, tele-conferencing/video conferencing capabilities, and special awards; (3) Capacity to Perform Work in the Required Time, which considers previous experience working as a project team, adequate staff size, and familiarity with the area; (4) Firms/Experience/Past Performance, which considers proposed design team's previous experience on contracts of similar scope and value; cost control, project scheduling, and quality of work; and previous Government contract experience including past Job Corps Center projects, if applicable; 5) Energy Efficiency/Waste Reduction/Sustainability Capabilities, which considers previous project experience incorporating green/sustainable/renewable energy resources experience, and integrated design principles; and (6) Location, which considers the location of the prime and subcontractors relative to the location where work will be performed. Applicants are required to include a list of three references with telephone numbers and names of contact persons with their submittal. The Project Teams considered the most highly qualified will have references checked. Project Teams still considered the most qualified following the reference checks will be interviewed. Facsimile copies will not be accepted. Only firms that submit the forms by the due date of 09/04/2013 will be considered for review of qualifications. Failure to submit SF 330 Part I and II will render the submission unacceptable. Please submit your qualifications to: the U.S. Department of Labor/ETA/OCM/Division of Job Corps Procurement, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-4643, Washington, DC 20210; Attn: Monica Gloster, Contract Specialist by 4:00 PM (EST). Applicants should include the Solicitation No. DOL121RP20654 of this FBO Notice, with the location/center name in Block No. 3 of the SF 330 Part I - Contract Specific Qualifications. This is a 100% Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set-Aside. For further information regarding eligibility requirements within the woman-owned small business program can be found at http://www.sba.gov/content/contracting-opportunities-women-owned-small-businesses. All eligible applicants shall be registered via the System for Award Management (SAM) internet site at: http://www.sam.gov. For assistance with site usage, contractors may contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220. Applicants are required to ensure their Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is updated in http://www.sam.gov. The WOSB will also have to provide documents to the WOSB Repository. The WOSB Program Repository is a document repository maintained by SBA. You can find out more information at www.sba.gov/wosb. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541310, and the Small Business Size Standard for WOSB is $4.0 million. The firm should indicate in Block 5(b) of the SF 330, Part II that it is a small business concern as defined in the FAR. FAR Clause 52.219-14, LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING will apply to this solicitation. At least fifty per cent (50%) of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. Information regarding small businesses can be found at http://www.sba.gov. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

C--A/E Design Renovate and Upgrade Operating Rooms, Phase 1

Department of Veterans Affairs, Augusta VAMC | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 20, 2015
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The VA Augusta, GA anticipates issuing a firm fixed price contract for Architect/Engineer Service for the Design project "Renovate and Upgrade Operating Rooms, Phase 1" located at 950 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30904. The Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall provide professional technical services for the complete design for Project 509-14-106 "Renovate and Upgrade Operating Rooms, Phase 1". Required documents typically include schematics, preliminary plans, working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction documents (final drawings, specifications, and cost estimate). Magnitude of Construction Project: Between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00. The selected A/E firm shall provide professional A/E services to include, but not limited to, design services to include the preparation of designs, plans specifications, cost elements, conduct fire safety reviews on design packages by a Certified Fire Protection Specialist or Certified Fire Protection Engineer, commissioning, construction period services, site visits and other related professional services as defined by FAR Part 36.6 that may be necessary. 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 SF 330's are submitted and time of award. 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 Representations and Certifications (ORCA) via online at http://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 your CVE verification Letter with your SF330 package. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310 Architectural Services. The small business size standard is $7.5M in annual gross revenue averaged over the past three years. Interested firms must submit four (4) copies and 1 CD of their SF 330 no later than 20 April 2015 at 1:00pm EST to Theresa Elkins, Contract Specialist, Veterans Affairs, 501 Greene Street, Suite 2, Augusta, GA 30901. 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) 1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. a) Submission Requirements: " Submit personal resumes that best demonstrate the firm's professional qualifications, including specific licenses and registrations relevant to the solicitation requirements. " Complete and submit a summary disclosure for each discipline, principal, project manager, and other support personnel, for up to 10 employees covering disciplines offered, that will handle work for the solicited task order. Each resume package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length. b) Basis of Evaluation: o Evaluation of professional qualifications will include but is not limited to the subjective assessment of the firm's individual resumes as required in the solicitation. o Firms unable to demonstrate required qualifications necessary to perform designs may be considered non-responsive. Failure to provide requested data may negatively impact a firm's rating. o Higher ratings for this criterion may be given when the firm's specific personnel demonstrate excellent or very good credentials, above and beyond those usually expected. 2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required. Specialized experience pertains to the types, volume and complexity of work previously or currently being performed by a firm that is comparable to the types of work covered by this requirement. a) Definitions: " Specialized work means construction and design projects similar in project scope, size, construction features, dollar value and complexity of that listed in the RFP. " Similar dollar value is considered construction projects of five (5) million dollars ($5,000,000.00) and greater. " Similar complexity is considered projects of an operational likeness to that listed in the RFP. " Within the past seven (7) years shall mean from the due date of the SF330 package submission to seven (7) years prior. b) Submission Requirements: " Submit up to ten (10) relevant projects, accomplished within the past seven (7) years that best demonstrate your relevant experience to the solicitation requirements. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than four (4) relevant projects are submitted. Also please submit up to four (4) relevant projects, accomplished within the past seven (7) years that best demonstrates the relevant experience for each major support firm (major sub-contractors). " Complete and submit a data summary sheet with each project. Each project data package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length and may include verbiage, graphics and photos. " Projects may include Federal, State, or local Government, as well as private industry projects. Firms are responsible for providing project descriptions and applicable experience in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of project relevancy. c) Basis of Evaluation: o Evaluation of specialized experience will include but is not limited to the subjective assessment of the firm's resume of the type of work required in the solicitation. o Firms unable to demonstrate proven competence to perform these kinds of projects may be considered non-responsive. Failure to provide requested data may negatively impact a firm's rating. o Higher ratings for this may be given when a proposal demonstrates project examples of excellent or very good examples of projects relevant to the solicitation 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Identify the firm's past and present workload, and convey the understanding of being able to handle several design projects concurrently and within prescribed deadlines/constraints. a) Submission Requirements: " Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½ "x 11" that discusses the firm's approach to accomplishing multiple concurrent design projects with emphases on meeting prescribed deadlines. b) Basis of Evaluation: o Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firm's ability to clearly demonstrate an understanding of multiple design project goals and requirements set for the completion of the projects within prescribed deadlines. o Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality work, and compliance with performance schedules. Past performance relates to how well a firm has performed on substantially completed projects, within the last seven (7) years. The purpose of the past performance evaluation is to allow the Government to assess the firm's ability to perform the effort described in this solicitation based on the firms demonstrated present and past performance. The assessment process will result in an overall performance confidence assessment based on recent and relevant contract and performance data from questionnaire responses CPARS reporting, as well as other sources known to the evaluation team. a) Definitions: " Past performance is a measure of the degree of which a firm satisfied its customers in the past and complied with applicable laws and regulations. " Government agencies are defined as local, state, and federal entities. Higher ratings may be given for work performed on VA Medical Center Campuses. " Private industries is defined as non-governmental clients. " "Within the past seven (7) years " shall mean from proposal due date identified in this solicitation to seven (7) years prior. " The term "substantially complete" shall mean a fully designed project with construction of the facility/project more than 60% complete. b) Submission Requirements: " Submit up to ten (10) relevant projects design completed or substantially completed within the past seven (7) years that best demonstrates your relevant experience to the solicitation requirements. Firms is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than two (2) relevant projects are submitted. " Complete and submit a project data summary sheet for each project. Each project data package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length. " Projects may include Federal, State, or local Government, as well as private industry projects. Firms are responsible for providing project description and applicable experience in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of project relevancy. " Provide a list of all projects accomplished within the last seven (7) years at VAMC's including point of contact and brief description of project. " Questionnaires. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) Past Performance Questionnaires are received. c) Basis of Evaluation: o Failure to provide requested data or to provide an accessible point of contact (POC) may negatively impact a firm's rating. o The evaluation of past performance will include but is not limited to the assessment of the firm's commitment to customer satisfaction, timely delivery of quality work, the firm's record of conforming to specifications, successful implementation of quality control procedures; adherence to schedules; and history of reasonable and cooperative behavior. o Firms unable to demonstrate proven competence to perform projects similar to the requirements of the solicitation may be considered ineligible for award. o Higher ratings for this may be given when a proposal demonstrates excellent or very good ratings for past performance and customer satisfaction on projects relevant to the solicitation. 5) Location in the general geographical area of Augusta, GA and knowledge of the locality of the Charlie Norwood VAMC as defined below. a) Definitions: " Knowledge of the locality is defined as familiarity of applicable codes and regulations in place for the area. Please include a copy of your mapquest mapping results with your SF 330 package; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. b) Submission requirements: o Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that discusses the firm's location. c) Basis of Evaluation: o Firms that are outside 300 mile of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. 30904 will be given a lower rating than those firms within that distance. o A subjective determination of the firm's statement of knowledge of the locality and how it was obtained relative to the requirements of this solicitation. " The 300 miles of Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center as determined by online MapQuest Directions (www.mapquest.com, please include a copy of your mapping results with your SF330 package. 6. Implementation of the Design Quality Control Program. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the major personnel of the firm and depict the understanding and implementation of Quality Control procedures for task orders a) Submission Requirements: " Provide a narrative (maximum of two 8 ½" x 11") that discusses the firm's approach to the task orders with emphasis on the envisioned role of the design team with regard to Quality Control. b) Basis of Evaluation: o A subjective determination of the firm's statement of knowledge of Quality Control and how it will implement Quality Control procedures relative to the requirements of this solicitation. o Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements. 7. Program Management Process/Plan for handling Charlie Norwood VAMC Projects. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the major personnel of the firm and depict the lines of communications envisioned for the design tasks between the firm and with the Government. a) Submission Requirements : " Provide an organizational chart (no larger than 11" x 17") depicting the relationships between the firm and all partners and/or subcontractors/consultants to be associated with this solicitation and identifying each of the firms key positions/personnel and their role in managing work for these tasks. " Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11") that discusses the firm's Program Management Approach to the task orders. " Basis of Evaluation: o Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firm's ability to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the task order projects goals and requirements and set forth a realistic approach for the design of the task order projects. o Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements. 8. Record of Significant Claims Against the Firm as a Result of Improper or Incomplete Architectural and Engineering Services. a) Submission Requirements: " Provide a narrative (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11") that addresses any claims, disputes, lines or judgments against your firm for instance where there has been design errors, deficiencies and /or omissions AND the steps your firm took to resolve the issues and the ultimate outcome. " Provide a statement if item 8 above is not applicable to your firm. b) Basis of Evaluation: " Evaluation of this factor will be an objective assessment of the firm's ability to provide clear, concise, accurate design drawings and specifications free from design errors, deficiencies and/or omissions AND a subjective assessment of how well the firm managed situations when these issues were encountered. " Higher ratings will be given to firms that have not had any of the issues mentioned in item 8 above; however, firms with no performance history will be scored lower than those firms with significant performance history and none of the issues in item 8. " A lower rating will be given to firms that have experienced issues that resulted from design errors, deficiencies, and/or omissions, but resolved the matter to the satisfaction of the Government and/or customer. " Firms that were unable to amiably resolve issues that arose from design errors, deficiencies and/or omissions will not be considered eligible for competition. 9. Specific Experience and Qualifications of Personnel Proposed for Assignment to the Project and Their Record of Working Together as a Team. a) Submission Requirements: " Provide a narrative (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that addresses any partnering, teaming, or subcontracting relationships your firm has and how long members within you firm have worked with one another. Provide partnering, teaming or subcontracting contracts. " Basis of Evaluation: o Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firms relationships and how well the firm works as a team within their organization and with other partners, teams, and subcontractors. o Higher ratings will be given to firms that clearly demonstrate organizational health and cooperation with other teams, partners, and Government and industry personnel (customers). " A lower rating will be given to firms that cannot demonstrate organizational health and cooperation with other teams, partners, and Government and industry personnel (customers). Construction Period Services will be required for this project. Architect-Engineer firms having capability to perform this work are invited to submit one completed Standard Form 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications for themselves and all their subcontractor's to the office shown below no later than 20 April 2015 at 1:00pm EST. Responses received by the due date noted above will be considered for selection. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR SF330's ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFICATIONS ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR CONTRACTOR COSTS INCURRED IN THE PREPARATION OF SF 330'S OR SUBMISSIONS. ALL RESPONSIBLE SOURCES MAY SUBMIT THE REQUESTED SF 330 WHICH SHALL BE CONSIDERED BY THE AGENCY. SF330 PACKAGES SHALL BE SUBMITTED BY 1:00PM EST LOCAL TIME ON MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 TO THE BELOW CITED CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS: Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs Attn: Theresa Elkins 501 Greene Street, Suite 200 Augusta, GA 30901 Firms will be evaluated by the A/E Evaluation Board, scored and ranked. The three (3) most qualified firms will be invited to interview with the selection board, and will again be scored and ranked. The firm with the highest combined initial and interview 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, Limitation on Subcontracting and all Joint Ventures must be CVE verified.
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