Department of the Air Force, Direct Reporting Unit - Air Force District of Washington | Published February 13, 2015
This Synopsis/Solicitation will close on 20 Feb 15 at 3:00 PM ET.
Competitive Synopsis/Solicitation This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for Advisory and Assistance Services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-79. The North American Industry Classification System code is 541910 with a business size standard of $15,000,000 dollars. The proposed contract will be awarded using Small Business Set-Aside. FAR PROVISIONS: The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items is hereby incorporated. Addendum to FAR Provision 52.212-1 applies to this acquisition is as follows: The contractor shall submit their quote on company letterhead to including solicitation number; contact name; address; telephone number of the offeror; unit price; extended price; any discount terms; cage code, DUNS number; tax identification number (TIN); and size of business. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. 52.252-1 -- Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. 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): http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ (End of Provision) 52.252-5 -- Authorized Deviations in Provisions. Authorized Deviations in Provisions (Apr 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the date of the provision. (b) The use in this solicitation of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 2) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the name of the regulation. (End of Provision) EVALUATION PROCEDURES: 52.212-2: The contract will be awarded to the lowest price technically acceptable Offeror as determined by the Government in accordance with the requirement. Only those offerors determined to be in compliance with the tasks and deliverables as stated in the Statement of Work (SOW) (Attachment 1) will be considered for award. If additional information is required to support price reasonableness, each offeror may be required to provide a hard copy of their price break-down. Non-conformance with this requirement may result in the offerors quote being determined unacceptable. CONTRACT LINE ITEMS: LINE ITEM 0001: Analytical and Facilitator Services (Refer to SOW) QTY: 1 EA, UNIT PRICE: ____________________________ INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Items shall be priced FOB destination. Services shall be accepted at AFDW A4/7 1500 West Perimeter Road, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items MAR 2009 52.223-11 Ozone-Depleting Substances MAY 2001 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Central Contractor Registration OCT 2003 252.204-7003 Control Of Government Personnel Work Product APR 1992 252.204-7004 Alt Central Contractor Registration (52.204-7) Alternate A SEP 2007 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports MAR 2008 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2010) (DEVIATION) (a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor agrees to comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if the 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 the 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 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. (b)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b) (i) 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 (DEC 2008) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (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 $550,000 ($1,000,000 for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) Reserved. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (SEP 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (June 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) Reserved. (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) 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil (End of clause) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman OMBUDSMAN (APR 2014) (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 maintain 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 interested 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 other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, AFDW/PK Deputy at Phone # 240-612-6110, 1500 W Perimeter RD Suite 5750, Joint Base Andrews MD 20762. 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 ombudsman, 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 that 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) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUN 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— (1) “Contract financing payment” and “invoice payment” have the meanings given in section 32.001 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (2) “Electronic form” means any automated system that transmits information electronically from the initiating system to all affected systems. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) or another electronic form authorized by the Contracting Officer. (3) “Payment request” means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the Contractor under this contract. (4) “Receiving report” means the data required by the clause at 252.246-7000, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (c) The Contractor may submit a payment request and receiving report using other than WAWF only when— (1) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer’s determination with each request for payment; (2) DoD makes payment for commercial transportation services provided under a Government rate tender or a contract for transportation services using a DoD-approved electronic third party payment system or other exempted vendor payment/invoicing system (e.g., PowerTrack, Transportation Financial Management System, and Cargo and Billing System); (3) DoD makes payment for rendered health care services using the TRICARE Encounter Data System (TEDS) as the electronic format; or (4) When the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is used as the method of payment, only submission of the receiving report in electronic form is required. (d) The Contractor shall submit any non-electronic payment requests using the method or methods specified in Section G of the contract. (e) In addition to the requirements of this clause, the Contractor shall meet the requirements of the appropriate payment clauses in this contract when submitting payment requests. (End of clause) NOTICE TO OFFERERS: This requirement is subject to the availability of funds; therefore, all quotes shall be valid until 25 Feb 15. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. A contractor can contact the SAM website at http://www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted through Wide Area Work Flow. You can register at https://wawf.eb.mil. All proposals must be received by 3:00 p.m. ET on 19 Feb 15 to Attn: Donnell Nance, FA7014, Air Force District of Washington, 1500 Perimeter Road, Suite 2750, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762-7002 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning this solicitation should be addressed, in writing no later than 17 Feb 2015 at 3 p.m. ET., to primary point of contact Donnell Nance and Chelsey Berrios, email@example.com. All submitted questions will be answered by approximately 18 Feb 15. ATTACHMENTS: Attachment 1 – Statement of Work
This Synopsis/Solicitation will close on 20 Feb 15 at 3:00 PM ET.