Unit Level/Unit Command and Control Operations (UL/UC2 Ops) Support Services
Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command | Published April 27, 2015 - Deadline May 15, 2015
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation 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.
1. The solicitation number is F2QF365009A001 and this solicitation is issued as a request for proposal (RFP).
2. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76, August 25, 2014.
3. This requirement will be a 100% competitive Small Business set-aside and the NAICS code is 541513.
4. The contract line items associated with this solicitation can be found in Attachment 2.
5. This is a requirement for Unit Level/Unit Command and Control Operations (UL/UC2 Ops) Support Services. UL/UC2 is an integrated set of hardware, software and communications which provide for secure planning, execution, resource management and intelligence data at all levels of command. These services will provide mission critical support to ensure information technology (IT) equipment is operational to support mission requirements. Work is to be performed at six OCONUS and five CONUS locations. The specific level of effort required for this requirement is defined in the Performance Work Statement as 6 FTEs at initial award, and 16 optional FTE positions capable to support up to 11 OCONUS/CONUS sites, if necessary.
6. The provision at 52.212-1 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet).
7. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet).
8. A completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 does not have to be submitted by any offeror. All offerors must be properly registered in the System for Awards Management database and with updated Representations and Certifications.
9. Clause 52.212-4 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet).
10. Clause 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet).
11. Date time and place offers are due.
A complete proposal MUST be received no later than 15 May 2015 at 1400 hours Eastern Standard Time. The proposal shall be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com. All responsible small business sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered. Prospective offerors must be registered in sam.gov and must complete the on-line representation.
12. Performance Period: 15 Jun 15 - 30 Jun 15 - Transition Period 1 Jul 15 - 30 Jun 16 - Performance Period
1 Jul 16 - 31 Jul 16 - Option Month
13. Basis for Award:
From this solicitation, a single award Firm Fixed Price, Level of Effort type service contract is expected to be awarded on Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable.
The evaluation methodology will be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The LPTA process is used in competitive, negotiated contracting where the best value is expected to result from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. The government will first evaluate all offerors for technical acceptability. Those offers that receive an "Acceptable" technical rating will be ranked in order from lowest to highest price. Within that ranking, the offeror with the lowest price will receive the award (see attached evaluation procedures under Clause 53.212-2).
15. To be eligible for the award, the offeror must possess a Secret facility clearance. See the DD Form 254 attached to this solicitation.
1. Performance Work Statement (PWS) dated 24 April 2015
2. Pricing Schedule / CLIN Structure
4. Draft DD 254
Clauses Incorporated by Reference:
52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013)
52.204-9 Personnel Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011)
52.203-3 Gratuities (Apr 1984)
52.228-3 Workers' Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act) (Jul 2014)
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Jun 2010)
52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (Jun 1988)
52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014)
52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003)
52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)
52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entity Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and Certifications
52.228-7 Insurance-Liability to Third Persons (Mar 1996)
52.228-5 Insurance -- Work on a Government Installation (Jan 1997) 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (Apr 1984)252.201-7000 Contracting Officer's Representative (Dec 1991)
252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Nov 2011)
252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Internal Confidentially Agreements
252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010)
252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management (Feb 2014)
252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (Nov 2013)
252.209-7002 Disclosure of Ownership or Control by a Foreign Government (Jun 2010)
252-209-7999 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (Deviation 2015-O0005)
252.222-7002 Compliance With Local Labor Laws (Overseas) (Jun 1997)
252.225-7041 Correspondence in English (Jun 1997)
252.229-7000 Invoices Exclusive of Taxes or Duties (Jun 1997)
252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Jun 2012)
252.232-7006 Wide Area Work Flow Payment Instructions (May 2013)
252.232-7007 Limitation of Government's Obligation (Apr 2014)
252.232-7008 Assignment of Claims (Overseas) (Jun 1997)252.233-7001 Choice of Law (Overseas) (Jun 1997)
252.239-7001 Information Assurance Contractor Training and Certification (Jan 2008)
5352.223-9001 Health and Safety on Government Installations (Nov 2012)
5352.242-9001 Common Access Cards (CAC) for Contractor Personnel (Nov 2012)
5352.215-9000 Facility Clearance (May 1996)
5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (Nov 2012)
Clauses Incorporated by Full Text:
52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
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52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2012)
(a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code is 541513 and small business size standard for this acquisition is $25,500,000.00.
(b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show--
(1) The solicitation number;
(2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers;
(3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror;
(4) Price and any discount terms on attached pricing spreadsheet;
(5) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address;
(6) 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 offeror shall complete electronically);
(7) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments (if any);
(8) 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
(9) Include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.
(10) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation.
(a) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers:
(1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, 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 offers or revisions are due.
(2) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and--
(A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or
(B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt offers; or
(C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received.
(3) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers 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 offers 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.
(4) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers.
(11) Contract award. The Air Force intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. The offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. If the Air Force opens discussions, the competitive range may include proposals rated as "Unacceptable" at the discretion of the Contracting Officer. The Air Force may make a final determination as to whether an Offeror's proposal is acceptable or unacceptable solely on the basis of the initial proposal. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.
(12) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS +4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS +4 number that identifies the offeror'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 offeror to establish additional CCR records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror 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. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.
(13) Central Contractor Registration. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the CCR database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the CCR database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the CCR database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 1-888-227-2423 or 269-961-5757.
(14) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable:
(1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer.
(2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror.
(3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection.
(4) A summary of the rationale for award;
(5) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.
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52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999)
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
Please provide your proposal in two sections: Section I, Technical and Section II, Price, Section II Past Performance.
The technical evaluation sub-factors are below. An offeror's technical proposal must be acceptable in all factor areas in order to receive an overall "Acceptable" technical rating. A single "Unacceptable" rating for any of the technical sub-factors will result in an "Unacceptable" technical rating, and is considered unawardable. The order of importance of the technical sub-factors is considered equal.
Sub-factor A: SERVICES REQUESTED
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the processes, procedures and tools, that will be used to meet requirements of PWS Tasks 3.1, 3.2 including expanded descriptions in Attachment 1 PEX System Administration and Attachment UL/UC2 Ops System Administration.
The offeror's proposal clearly describe Turn-Around-Time IAW PWS 3.3.2 in a way that demonstrates the offeror understands the performance threshold defined in the Service Summary (PWS 5.0 Item 1)
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the processes and procedures, that will be used to ensure system administrators meet and maintain DoD 8570.01-M requirements, PWS 3.2.2 b and required skill to support windows server system administration including virtual machine environment, PWS 3.2.2d
The offeror's proposal clearly describes how Up-time (Operational Availability) will be tracked and managed for individual outages to ensure PWS thresholds are met (See PWS 184.108.40.206b for Up-time requirement, 5.3 - Service Summary Performance Thresholds, item 7).
Sub-factor B: Program Management
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the corporate and site specific management concept, organizational structure, and use of a Quality Control plan (PWS 4.2) to execute daily operations and maintenance services at supported sites.
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach required for management of travel requirement defined under PWS 8.4 and billing process stated under PWS 220.127.116.11
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach required for material purchases as stated in PWS 7.2 required to ensure repairs and up-time, 3.3.6, how materials will be invoiced as defined under 18.104.22.168, how materials will be reported/tracked as defined under 4.1.2.
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach to hire qualified core FTE workforce, PWS 3.1.2, 3.2.2 and 7.3, at required locations, PWS 8.1.1, to perform day one. Show understanding of qualification requirements and process to establish a FTE at required locations
The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach to maintain performance thresholds (PWS 5.3 Services Summary Table) during periods of manning fluctuations (i.e. attrition, vacation or illness) for locations of performance (PWS 8.1.1).
***Sub-factor C: Transition Planning
The offeror's proposal clearly describes a phase-in transition plan that meets the requirements of PWS 10.1.
(b) Limit your Technical Section to no more than 15 pages.
(c). To provide for an easy evaluation, the Technical Section shall be specific, detailed and complete to clearly and fully demonstrate that Offerors have a thorough understanding of the requirement. The proposal must clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Statements that Offerors understand, can, or will comply with the PWS (including referenced documents, etc.); statements paraphrasing the PWS or phrases such as "standard procedures will be employed" or "well know techniques will be used" or "work will continue as it has in the past" will be considered "Unacceptable" For the technical section to be considered acceptable, offerors' must clearly address each evaluation factor under the technical evaluation adequately. Any item not adequately addressed could be found unacceptable..
(d) Options. Clause 52.217-8 will be included in the final contract. This clause allows for continued performance of any services within the time limits and rates specified in the contract. Therefore each offeror must price a six month option period by a monthly amount. It is anticipated that 52.217-8 will be used to extend the contract anywhere from one to six months at the end of the initial 12-month period. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for the entire six month option to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of the option shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
Price Evaluation Factor:
The Price evaluation is expected to be based on adequate price competition. However, if necessary, the evaluation team reserves the right to use any proposal analysis technique in FAR Par 15.404-1 to ensure the contract is issued at a fair and reasonable price.
Please follow the outline CLIN structure contained within the attached pricing spreadsheet. This is provided as a guide to help develop your pricing proposal. The spreadsheet has built-in formulas to sub-total and summarize each offeror's price. As the contractor, simply enter the monthly price from your supporting price proposal into the "Line Item Price" column for each CLIN. It is the intended CLIN structure for the contract. The estimated annual cost of cost-reimbursement line items (Travel and Material/Software Purchase) is identified by the Government and will be applied to all offers received. An offeror may not change the ceiling price, and no handling fees or profit may be applied. All pricing must be on a Firm Fixed Price basis as a monthly amount.
NOTE: There is great expectation of competition for this requirement: thus offerors are cautioned to present their best price proposal up-front. The offeror's price proposal shall represent the offeror's best effort to respond to the solicitation. In instances where an offeror receives an acceptable technical rating, yet proposed prices appear exceptionally low, offerors may be requested to address this disparity, providing evidence of their capability and/or experience providing similar service(s) at similar price(s). An exceptionally or unrealistically low offer may pose an unacceptable risk to the Government and may be a reason to reject an offeror's proposal.
As noted, the six month option price (Clause 52.217-8) will be added to the total and be evaluated as part of the Total Overall Evaluated Price (TOEP).
There is no page limit for the Price Section.
Past performance will be evaluated based on responsibility analysis in accordance with FAR 9.103. The standards contained within FAR 9.104-1, including having a record of satisfactory performance record and integrity and business ethics, serve as the guidelines for this determination. The offeror must be determined responsible to receive the contract.
Please provide up to three (3) samples of relevant past performance with Point of Contact/Telephone Number.
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52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2012)
(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) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
___ Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(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) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78).
(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: (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.)
___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
____ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)).
____ (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 (Feb 2012) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
___ (5) 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 111-5).
___ (6) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Dec 2010) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
____ (7) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JAN 2012) (41 U.S.C. 2313).____ (8) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161).
____ (9) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
____ (10) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
____ (11) [Reserved]
X (12)(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).
____ (13)(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.
X (14) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
____ (15)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jan 2011) (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 (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9.
____ (16) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
____ (17) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
____ (18) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).
____ (19)(i) 52.219-23, Notice of Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (Oct 2008) (10 U.S.C. 2323) (if the offeror elects to waive the adjustment, it shall so indicate in its offer).
____ (ii) Alternate I (June 2003) of 52.219-23.
____ (20) 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (Dec 2010) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323).
____ (21) 52.219-26, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program- Incentive Subcontracting (Oct 2000) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323).
____ (22) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).
X (23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
____ (24) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (NOV 2011).
____ (25) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (NOV 2011).
____ (26) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
____ (27) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 3126).
X (28) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).
X (29) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
X (30) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
X (31) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).
X (32) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
X (33) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
____ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Jan 2009). (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) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).
____ (37)(i) 52.223-16, IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (Dec 2007) (E.O. 13423).
____ (ii) Alternate I (Dec 2007) of 52.223-16.
X (38) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).
____ (39) 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).
____ (40)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (Mar 2012) (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, Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, and Pub. L. 112-41).
____ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3.
____ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3.
____ (iv) Alternate III (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3.
____ (41) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Mar 2012) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
X (42) 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).
____ (43) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
____ (44) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
____ (45) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
____ (46) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
X (47) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
____ (48) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
____ (49) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Feb 2010) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
____ (50) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
____ (51)(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: (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.)
_____ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
_____ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
_____ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
_____ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
_____ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 351, et seq.).
_____ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
_____ (7) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247).
_____ (8) 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 (APR 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note).
(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (DEC 2010) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
(iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (E.O. 11246).
(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (SEP 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Acti on for Workers with Disabilities (OCT 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793).
(vii) 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.
(viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (FEB 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009).
(xiii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (MAR 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.
(xiv) 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)
52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity-Separately Priced Line Item (Mar 1989)
The Government may require the delivery of the numbered line item, identified in the Schedule as an option item, in the quantity and at the price stated in the Schedule. The contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days. Delivery of added items shall continue at the same rate that like items are called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree. (End of clause)
52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999)
The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days. (End of clause)
5352.201-9101 Ombudsman (Apr 2010)
(a) an ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will remain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern, the existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern.
(b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMBC A-76 competition performance decisions).
(c) If resolustion cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the Center/MAJCOM or AFISRA ombudsmen, Christopher S. Williams, OL KC AFICA, 129 Andrews Street, Suite 102, Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769, Telephone: (757)764-2769, FAX: (757)764-6512, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force oombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS)(Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571)256-2395, facsimile number (571)256-2431.
(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision than binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.
(End of clause)
CONTRACTS TO BE PERFORMED IN KOREA
INVITED CONTRACTOR OR TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE STATUS
UNDER U.S. - REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK)
Invited Contractor (IC) and Technical Representative (TR) status shall be governed by the U.S.-ROK Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) as implemented by United States Forces Korea (USFK) Reg 700-19, which can be found under the "publications" tab on the US Forces Korea homepage http://www.usfk.mil
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause-
"U.S. - ROK Status of Forces Agreement" (SOFA) means the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. of America, Regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea, as amended
"Combatant Commander" means the commander of a unified or specified combatant command established in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 161. In Korea, the Combatant Commander is the Commander, United States Pacific Command.
"United States Forces Korea" (USFK) means the subordinate unified command through which US forces would be sent to the Combined Forces Command fighting components.
"Commander, United States Forces Korea" (COMUSK) means the commander of all U.S. forces present in Korea. In the Republic of Korea, COMUSK also serves as Commander, Combined Forces Command (CDR CFC) and Commander, United Nations Command (CDR UNC).
"USFK, Assistant Chief of Staff, Acquisition Management" (USFK/FKAQ) means the principal staff office to USFK for all acquisition matters and administrator of the U.S.-ROK SOFA as applied to US and Third Country contractors under the Invited Contractor (IC) and Technical Representative (TR) Program (USFK Reg 700-19).
"Responsible Officer (RO)" means a senior DOD employee (such as a military E5 and above or civilian GS-7 and above), appointed by the USFK Sponsoring Agency (SA), who is directly responsible for determining and administering appropriate logistics support for IC/TRs during contract performance in the ROK.
(b) IC or TR status under the SOFA is subject to the written approval of USFK, Assistant Chief of Staff, Acquisition Management (FKAQ), Unit #15289, APO AP 96205-5289.
(c) The contracting officer will coordinate with HQ USFK/FKAQ, IAW FAR 25.8, and USFK Reg 700-19. FKAQ will determine the appropriate contractor status under the SOFA and notify the contracting officer of that determination.
(d) Subject to the above determination, the contractor, including its employees and lawful dependents, may be accorded such privileges and exemptions under conditions and limitations as specified in the SOFA and USFK Reg 700-19. These privileges and exemptions may be furnished during the performance period of the contract, subject to their availability and continued SOFA status. Logistics support privileges are provided on an as-available basis to properly authorized individuals. Some logistics support may be issued as Government Furnished Property or transferred on a reimbursable basis.
(e) The contractor warrants and shall ensure that collectively, and individually, its officials and employees performing under this contract will not perform any contract, service, or other business activity in the ROK, except under U.S. Government contracts and that performance is IAW the SOFA.
(f) The contractor's direct employment of any Korean-National labor for performance of this contract shall be governed by ROK labor law and USFK regulation(s) pertaining to the direct employment and personnel administration of Korean National personnel.
(g) The authorities of the ROK have the right to exercise jurisdiction over invited contractors and technical representatives, including contractor officials, employees and their dependents, for offenses committed in the ROK and punishable by the laws of the ROK. In recognition of the role of such persons in the defense of the ROK, they will be subject to the provisions of Article XXII, SOFA, related Agreed Minutes and Understandings. In those cases in which the authorities of the ROK decide not to exercise jurisdiction, they shall notify the U.S. military authorities as soon as possible. Upon such notification, the military authorities will have the right to exercise jurisdiction as is conferred by the laws of the U.S.
(h) Invited contractors and technical representatives agree to cooperate fully with the USFK Sponsoring Agency (SA) and Responsible Officer (RO) on all matters pertaining to logistics support and theater training requirements. Contractors will provide the assigned SA prompt and accurate reports of changes in employee status as required by USFK Reg 700-19.
(i) Theater Specific Training. Training Requirements for IC/TR personnel shall be conducted in accordance with USFK Reg 350-2 Theater Specific Required Training for all Arriving Personnel and Units Assigned to, Rotating to, or in Temporary Duty Status to USFK. IC/TR personnel shall comply with requirements of USFK Reg 350-2.
(j) Except for contractor air crews flying Air Mobility Command missions, all U.S. contractors performing work on USAF classified contracts will report to the nearest Security Forces Information Security Section for the geographical area where the contract is to be performed to receive information concerning local security requirements.
(k) Invited Contractor and Technical Representative status may be withdrawn by USFK/FKAQ upon:
(1) Completion or termination of the contract.
(2) Determination that the contractor or its employees are engaged in business activities in the ROK other than those pertaining to U.S. armed forces.
(3) Determination that the contractor or its employees are engaged in practices in contravention to Korean law or USFK regulations.
(l) It is agreed that the withdrawal of invited contractor or technical representative status, or the withdrawal of, or failure to provide any of the privileges associated therewith by the U.S. and USFK, shall not constitute grounds for excusable delay by the contractor in the performance of the contract and will not justify or excuse the contractor defaulting in the performance of this contract. Furthermore, it is agreed that withdrawal of SOFA status for reasons outlined in USFK Reg 700-19, Section II, paragraph 6 shall not serve as a basis for the contractor filing any claims against the U.S. or USFK. Under no circumstance shall the withdrawal of SOFA Status or privileges be considered or construed as a breach of contract by the U.S. Government.
(1) Unless the terms and conditions of this contract place the responsibility with another party, the COMUSK will develop a security plan to provide protection, through military means, of Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations when sufficient or legitimate civilian authority does not exist.
(2)(i) All Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations are authorized resuscitative care, stabilization, hospitalization at level III military treatment facilities, and assistance with patient movement in emergencies where loss of life, limb, or eyesight could occur. Hospitalization will be limited to stabilization and short-term medical treatment with an emphasis on return to duty or placement in the patient movement system.
(ii) When the Government provides medical or emergency dental treatment or transportation of Contractor personnel to a selected civilian facility, the Contractor shall ensure that the Government is reimbursed for any costs associated with such treatment or transportation.
(iii) Medical or dental care beyond this standard is not authorized unless specified elsewhere in this contract.
(3) Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, the Contractor is responsible for all other support required for its personnel engaged in the theater of operations under this contract.
(n) Compliance with laws and regulations. The Contractor shall comply with, and shall ensure that its personnel supporting U.S Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause are familiar with and comply with, all applicable-
(1) United States, host country, and third country national laws;
(2) Treaties and international agreements;
(3) United States regulations, directives, instructions, policies, and procedures; and
(4) Orders, directives, and instructions issued by the COMUSK relating to force protection, security, health, safety, or relations and interaction with local nationals. Included in this list are force protection advisories, health advisories, area (i.e. "off-limits"), prostitution and human trafficking and curfew restrictions.
(o) Vehicle or equipment licenses. IAW USFK Regulation 190-1, Contractor personnel shall possess the required licenses to operate all vehicles or equipment necessary to perform the contract in the theater of operations. All contractor employees/dependents must have either a Korean driver's license or a valid international driver's license to legally drive on Korean roads.
(1) If the COMUSK orders a non-mandatory or mandatory evacuation of some or all personnel, the Government will provide assistance, to the extent available, to United States and third country national contractor personnel.
(2) Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO).
(i) The contractor shall designate a representative to provide contractor personnel and dependents information to the servicing NEO warden as required by direction of the Responsible Officer.
(ii) If contract period of performance in the Republic of Korea is greater than six months, non emergency essential contractor personnel and all IC/TR dependents shall participate in at least one USFK sponsored NEO exercise per year.
(q) Next of kin notification and personnel recovery.
(1) The Contractor shall be responsible for notification of the employee-designated next of kin in the event an employee dies, requires evacuation due to an injury, or is missing, captured, or abducted.
(2) In the case of missing, captured, or abducted contractor personnel, the Government will assist in personnel recovery actions in accordance with DOD Directive 2310.2, Personnel Recovery.
(3) IC/TR personnel shall accomplish Personnel Recovery/Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (PR/SERE) training in accordance with USFK Reg 525-40, Personnel Recovery
Procedures and USFK Reg 350-2 Theater Specific Required Training for all Arriving Personnel and Units Assigned to, Rotating to, or in Temporary Duty Status to USFK.
(r) Mortuary affairs. Mortuary affairs for contractor personnel who die while providing support in the theater of operations to U.S. Armed Forces will be handled in accordance with DOD Directive 1300.22, Mortuary Affairs Policy and Army Regulation 638-2, Care and Disposition of Remains and Disposition of Personal Effects.
(s) USFK Responsible Officer (RO). The USFK appointed RO will ensure all IC/TR personnel complete all applicable training as outlined in this clause.
(End of Clause)
CONTRACTS TO BE PERFORMED IN JAPAN
The Status of Forces Agreement between the United States and Japan (SOFA) governs the rights and obligations of the United States armed forces in Japan. Unless a contractor is present in Japan solely to perform under a contract with the United States for the sole benefit of the United States armed forces in Japan and is accorded privileges under SOFA Article XIV, it and its employees shall be subject to all the laws and regulations of Japan, including the US-Japan SOFA. Certain contractor employees and their dependents not accorded privileges under SOFA Article XIV may be accorded status under SOFA Article I(b) with potential eligibility for logistic support. Dependents of contractors or of contractor employees who receive SOFA Article XIV status do not receive SOFA status under SOFA Article XIV or SOFA Article I(b) based on their status as dependents. The Contractor shall comply with the instruction of the Contracting Officer concerning the entry of its employees, equipment, and supplies into Japan, and shall comply with all applicable Japanese laws and regulations as well United States Forces, Japan (USFJ) and USFJ component policies and regulations during the performance of this contract.
(End of Clause)