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Online Practice Testing

Department of the Navy, Chief of Naval Installations | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 19, 2017
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The Department of Defense Morale, Welfare & Recreation Library Programs have been providing access to online practice tests since August 2008. This Solicitation is to procure services from a Practice Testing Web Portal for the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare & Recreation Libraries. The Department of Defense enables Active, Guard & Reserve personnel to take the "Real" test to obtain College Credit and purchases these tests. Taking practice tests enables the end user to gauge his/her success before taking a college credit test. In addition to the practice tests, study guides shall also be available. The Testing Portal shall provide practice tests for the College Level Entrance Exams (CLEP) tests; the DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST) practice tests; College Entrance Tests; Advanced Placement Tests & Career Accreditation practice tests.The practice tests shall be available in three formats:• Online;• Mobil Devices, and• Downloading for print materials Offerors may e-mail written questions requesting clarifications or desiring an explanation or interpretation of the RFP to the NAFI via the Contract Specialist, Christopher Saunders, at: Christopher.saunders@navy.mil.

CTSES-02-17_Lodging

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Security Cooperation Agency | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 25, 2017
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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 document, HQ001317Q0054, is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). Under this requirement, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) intends to award a commercial, firm fixed price contract. (iii)This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-94, Effective 19 January 2017. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to review the web page for notice of amendments, updates or changes to the solicitation. (iv) This RFQ is issued under FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This requirement is to provide lodging for approximately 40 (Funded) 5(Unfunded) individuals and guest speakers for the Senior Executive Seminar 01-17 to hosted in Washington DC. Please see the attached performance work statement (PWS) for specific requirements. The applicable North American Classification System (NAICS) code is 721110, Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels. The small business size standard is $32.5 million (v) Specifics. The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation. The contractor will provide lodging services to support a two week professional seminar to be hosted in the Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas. Period of performance: 5 May through 20 May 2017 (vi) DSCA intends to purchase the services under the following Contract Line Item (CLIN): CLIN 0001 Lodging Single Rooms in accordance with terms CLIN 0002 Late Check Out CLIN 0003 Registration Room CLIN 0004 Manpower 1 each NSP NOTE: All prices MUST include all applicable fees, gratuities, and service charges. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TAX EXEMPT. (viii) The Government shall provide a final list of attendees and the contractor shall bill the Government for actual rooms utilized versus reserved. (ix) The Government will not execute any contract other than with the facility or venue proposed to hold the event and provide accommodations. Any offer from a source other than the hotel or lodging venue itself must include written evidence that the offeror is currently authorized to submit binding proposals/quotes on behalf of the venue whose accommodations and/or facility are being offered. Offers that fail to provide such evidence shall be deemed technically unacceptable and will not be considered for award. Any offer which requires the Government to execute an agreement that renders a hotel or facility provider as a third party or for lodging/hotel accommodations that cannot be provided at offerors facility shall be deemed technically unacceptable and will not be considered for award. (x) Clauses and Provisions. The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is incorporated by reference. FAR 52.252-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and paragraph (a) is completed as follows. (xi) A single award will be made to the responsible Offeror whose quote conforms to the solicitation requirements and presents the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) quote, as determined by the evaluation criteria herein with due consideration to the order of importance. (xii) Contract award will be made to the lowest evaluated price meeting or exceeding the minimum acceptability standards for non-cost factors. Quotes will be evaluated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis. Quotes will be evaluated for acceptability and shall meet the minimum requirements in order to be considered awardable. Past performance information will also be obtained from all electronic databases and other sources available to the government. Past performance will be rated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis. (xiii) The Contractor shall submit a proposal that meets the minimum requirements of the PWS. Minimum Acceptability Standards:1. Sleeping rooms of similar size and type with separate work space with desk, drawers and lighting 2. Rooms shall have high speed internet hook-up3. Rooms shall have kitchenette or refrigerator and microwave.4. Rooms shall have a secured safe for valuables5. A hot American Buffet Breakfast shall be included with room rate. Hotel manager should be aware of dietary requirements of participants. The participants cannot have any pork products or alcohol prepared/cooked in foods or located on their buffet. The contractor shall provide turkey and or chicken based meats as a meat substitute for pork. The contractor will make every effort to keep pork products in a separate area.6. Hotel location shall have at least one (1) full service restaurant located inside the hotel which shall offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus; and five (5) full service restaurants within a .5 mile walking distance to the hotel.** Please list restuarants7. Hotel location shall be within .5 mile walking distance of a metro station or have available shuttle service to surrounding areas.8. Hotel shall be fully compliant with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) 9. Rooms are available on required dates(xiv) Past Performance - The Government will evaluate Past Performance in accordance with FAR 13.106-2(b) (3). Offerors should identify past or current contracts (including Federal, State, and local government and private) for efforts similar to this requirement. Past performance information pertaining to the hotel facility (e.g. letters of recommendation, customer evaluations, etc.) indicating the quality of hotel and service during the past year. The past performance information pertaining to the hotel shall also include at least one reference from a group for which they provided services similar in scope to that of this upcoming ACS52. Seminar. The Government shall consider this information, as well as information obtained from any other sources such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), when evaluating the past performance. (xv) Price - The Government will evaluate Price for reasonableness in accordance with FAR 13.106-3(a) Basis for award. Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards. (xvi) Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Alt1 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, Alternate I applies. The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (q) of this provision.The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and is incorporated by reference. The following clauses cited within FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, apply:52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, apply:52.203-6, Restriction on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006)\52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013)52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013)52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014)52.219-14, Limitation on Subcontracting (Nov 2011)52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Rerepresentation (Jul 2013)52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003)52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014)52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015)52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212)52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014)52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014)52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496)52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (March 2015) (22 U.S.C. 7404(g))52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)52.203-3, Gratuities (Apr 1984)52.232-40, Providing Accerlerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)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.)52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553)52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)52.246-4, Inspection of Services - Fixed Price (June 2013)52.249-1, Termination for the Convenience of the Government (Fixed Price) (Short Form)252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials252.203-7003, Agency Office of Inspector General (Apr 2012)252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors (Feb 2014)252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (Feb 2013)252.225-7048, Export-Controlled Items (June 2013)252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports June 2012252.232-7006, Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (May 2013)252.243-7001, Pricing of Contract Modifications (Dec 1991)252.243-7002, Request for Equitable Adjustment (Dec 2012) Other FAR/DFARS provisions/clauses are incorporated by reference and include DFARS 212.212-7000, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items and DFARS 212.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items. The full text of the clauses or provisions may be accessed electronically at one of the following links://www.deskbook.osd.mil, http://farsite.hill.af.mil, http://www.arnet.gov/far (xvii) Submission Requirements: Offerors shall provide descriptive location of the hotel to Fort McNair, Washington, DC and address the minimum requirements.Offerors shall provide past performance information pertaining to the hotel facility (e.g. letters of recommendation, customer evaluations, etc.) indicating the quality of hotel and service during the past year. The past performance information pertaining to the venue shall also include at least one reference from a group for which they provided services similar in scope to that of this upcoming Near South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). The Offeror shall include the name, e-mail and phone number for all references. Past performance pertaining to the hotel venue must be from recent events (within the past year) held at the Offeror's facility. Offeror shall provide their cancellation policy and associated fees with the price submission and identify the applicable early and late checkout terms and conditions for the group. Quotes shall be submitted by Tuesday, 25 April 2017, no later than 10:00 am. EST using the pricing schedule provided in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes shall be submitted via email to lavivian.r.peasant.civ@mail.mil; and the contracting officer james.e.washington.civ@mail.mil with the subject line "HQ001317Q00154 Lodging." Facsimile submission will not be accepted.Further details regarding this requirement can be found in the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS).  

V--Dismantle and Move High Density File System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VBA Office of Acquisition | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline May 2, 2017
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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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation VA101V-17-Q-0175 is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). The solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95, Dated 1/19/2017. The solicitation is set aside 100% for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. The applicable NAICS Code for this solicitation is 484210 and the Small Business Size limitation is $27.5M. This solicitation is set-aside exclusively for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns in accordance with Public Law 109-461, Veterans First Program. Only offers from SDVOSB concerns that are registered and verified in the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Vendor Information Pages (VIP) website at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ at the time date set for receipt of offers shall be considered for award. Offers from SDVOSB concerns that are not registered shall be rejected as non-responsive and shall not be considered for award. The contractor shall provide all resources necessary to accomplish the deliverables as described in the Statement of Work below (section vi). NOTE: Also see attached questions and answers. Please provide pricing for Line Items 0001: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, transportation, and equipment necessary for the removal and transport of a high-density file system per the Statement of Work. 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ Description of Requirement Statement of Work Background: The San Juan Regional Office is currently hiring personnel to establish a National Call Center (NCC). The purpose of the NCC is to provide services to veterans and beneficiaries by phone. The NCC will be located in a space that is currently occupied by a High Density File System (HDF). In order to make the space available for the NCC, the HDF must be dismantled and relocated. Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed-Price Performance Requirements The Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, transportation, and equipment necessary to remove one side of the High Density File System located on the first floor of the San Juan Regional Benefits Office, 50 Carr 165, Guaynabo, PR 00968. Work includes the dismantling of twenty-eight (28) shelves of the HDF in an organized and protective manner; tagging of the system s electrical system so that it can be easily re-installed at a future date; palletizing of the parts for safe transportation and storage; and transportation and delivery to a warehouse in Carolina, PR (exact location to be provided at a later date). The system must be disassembled in a manner that would allow the VA to re-use the equipment. 4. System Specifications Manufacturer: Spacesaver Model: High Density Eclipse Powered Storage System (custom built) 24 carriages; file size shelves; 85,000 linear inches of storage capacity. The part of the system planned to be moved covers an approximate area of: 1,500 sqft (the full system covers ~ 3,300 sqft, with the hallway in between) This product was installed in sept 2010, for which its warranty is concluded. 5. Security Requirements: Current rules and regulations applicable to the premises, where the work shall be performed, shall apply to the contractor and its employees while working on the premises. These regulations include but are not limited to, escort during work by VBA officials, presenting valid identification for entrance, smoking restriction and any safety procedures as outlined in the site regulations. 6. Safety Regulations: All work performed under this contract shall comply with health and safety regulations to include but not limited to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other pertinent state and Federal requirements. Performance Period: The contractor is required to complete all work within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of award. Award is anticipated on or around May 1, 2017. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Oct 2016), applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 52.204-22 Alternative Line Item Proposal 52.209-11 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Tax Liability or Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (FEB 2016) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting Within Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications (Oct 2015) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998) Site Visit: A site visit has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., at the San Juan Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office, 50 Carr 165, Guaynabo, PR 00968. Please report to the security guard and they will escort you to the necessary office of Carmen Albino and/or Benjamin Bruno. This will be the only opportunity for potential offerors to visit the site. All potential offerors, subcontractors, and suppliers are strongly encouraged to attend this site visit. Submission of Offers: Offers are due no later than May 2, 2017 by 2:00 PM EST. Offers shall be submitted electronically to Heather.Hampton@va.gov. The email subject line must contain the following: Quote in Response to VA101V-17-Q-0175, Dismantle and Move HDF . Offers shall be based on the requirements of the solicitation, and must contain the following: Company name, address, DUNS Number, tax identification number (TIN), and point of contact with phone number, and e-mail address. A completed price schedule in the format as provided in v ; Acknowledgement of any/all amendments; Solicitation Questions: Questions of a technical nature shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing via e-mail. Oral questions of a technical nature are not acceptable due to the possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The cut-off date and time for receipt of questions is April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST. Questions received after this date and time may not be answered. Questions will be answered in a formal amendment to the solicitation so all interested parties can see the answers. Amendments: Amendments to this solicitation will be posted at http://www.fedbizopps.gov(FBO). Paper copies of the amendments will NOT be individually mailed. By registering to receive notifications on FBO, offerors will be notified by email of any new amendments that have been issued. No other notification of amendments will be provided. Potential Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining and acknowledging any amendments to the solicitation. Failure to acknowledge an amendment may result in your offer being considered unacceptable. Basis for Award: 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 as the only factor considered. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (DEC 2016) applies to this solicitation. The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website access through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes (MAY 2014) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEC2009) 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012) 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) This solicitation includes VAAR 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 52.212-5, Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Executive Orders Commercial Items (JAN 2017), applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are selected as appropriate to this solicitation: Paragraph b clauses applicable: (4) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2016) (8) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (22) 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (25) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) (27) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015) (28) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (30) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (33)(i) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (44) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (51) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008) (58) 52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than System for Award Management (JUL 2013) Paragraph c clauses applicable: (2) 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (3) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (8) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015) (9) 52.222-62 Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) 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: It is not a Wage Determination Service Contract Labor Standards (December 2016): Wage Determination No.: 15-5707, Revision No.: 4, Date Of Revision: 12/30/2016, Hourly Rate / Class of Employee $10.48 + fringe benefits/ 31363 Truckdriver, Heavy Additional Contract Requirements or terms and conditions: N/A Defense Priorities and Allocations Systems and assigned rating: N/A Offers are due no later than May 2, 2017 by 2:00 PM EST. Offers shall be submitted electronically to email address Heather.Hampton@va.gov. Only written quotes shall be acceptable and must be received and identified by solicitation #VA101V-17-Q-0175. Vendors bear the burden of ensuring that quotes, and any applicable amendments, are emailed on time. All pages of the quote must be emailed before the deadline specified in this solicitation. Failure to provide any of this information or providing inadequate or unclear information will result in the quote being rated unsatisfactory and ineligible for award. The vendor must be active in the System for Award Management (SAM), and all SDVOSB must be certified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) at www.vetbiz.gov, to be eligible to participate. to receive an award. For additional information, please contact the Contracting Officer, Heather Hampton at (336) 251-0950, or via e-mail to Heather.Hampton@va.gov.
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