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FY2016 Veeam Annual License Support Renewal

Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) | Published June 7, 2016  -  Deadline June 14, 2016
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Address   1 DOT/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration TBD Phone: E-mail:    1 DOT/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration TBD Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Phone:  Email:      (vii) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB point.   D.1      Administrative Consideration   D.1.1  Points of Contacts   D.1.1.1            Contractor's Project Manager:  TBD             D.1.1.2   NHTSA COR: TBD Phone: Email:  XXX@dot.gov   D.2      Place of Performance:      D.3      Duration of Task:   D.3.1  Estimated Period of Performance:   The Period of Performance for this firm fixed-price contract shall be twelve (12) months from the award date of award with four (4) renewable 1 year option periods; thereby, making the full period of performance of this contract sixty (60) months, if all options are exercised.  There is no obligation by NHTSA to renew these services under this contract beyond the initial fixed order term.   D.3.2 Effective:  September 22, 2016, this contract will be a firm fixed-price one year contract, through September 21, 2017.  Additionally, the contract period of performance may be extended for up to four (4) renewal option periods for a total possible period of performance of sixty (60) months from date of award; if all options are exercised.   (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (OCT 2015).   E.1      Solicitation Provisions-   FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).  This solicitation and any resulting contract incorporates one or more provisions and clauses 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 address: (http://www.aquisition.gov/far/)   The contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses.    (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation--Commercial Items (OCT 2014).   F.1       Solicitation Provisions-   FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).  This solicitation and any resulting contract incorporates one or more provisions and clauses 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 address: (http://www.aquisition.gov/far/) The contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses.   As prescribed in 12.301(c), the Contracting Officer may insert a provision substantially as follows:   (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:   Listed in descending order of importance:   (ix.a.i)     Section C.3, "General Requirements"   (see iv.C.3) (ix.a.ii)    Section C.4, "Specific Requirements"  (see iv.C.4) (ix.a.iii)   Past Performance, and (ix.a.iv)   Price.   All evaluation factors other than price, when combined, are significantly more important than price.   (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options 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 options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).   (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.   (x) 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (APR 2016).    (xi) 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-- Commercial Items (MAY 2015).    (xii) 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or                         Executive Orders-- Commercial Items (MAR 2016).   (xiii) Special Contract Clauses and Provisions.   (a) FAR Part 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. (NOV 1999)   As prescribed in 17.208(f), insert a clause substantially the same as the following:                               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 60 days.   (End of clause)   (b) FAR Part 52.217-9 -- Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.  (Mar 2000)   As prescribed in 17.208(g), insert a clause substantially the same as the following:   (A) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (B) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (C) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 60 months.   (End of Clause)     (c) SPECIAL PROVISIONS   Seat Belt Use Policies and Programs   In accordance with Executive Order 13043, the recipient of this award is encouraged to adopt and enforce on-the-job seat belt use policies and programs for its employees when operating company-owned, rented, or personally owned vehicles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in support of this Presidential initiative.  Information on how to implement such a program or statistics on potential benefits and cost-savings to companies or organizations, can be found in the Click It or Ticket section on NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov.  Additional resources are available from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a public-private partnership headquartered in Washington, DC dedicated to improving the traffic safety practices of employers and employees.  NETS is prepared to help with technical assistance, a simple, user-friendly program kit and an award for achieving the goal of 90 percent seat belt use.  NETS can be contacted at 1 (888) 221-0045, or visit its web site at www.trafficsafety.org.   This Special Provision shall be included in all contracts, subcontracts, and assistance agreements entered into by the recipient under this award.   (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)   N/A = Not Applicable   (xv) Date, time and place offer are due.   Proposals shall be transmitted electronically via email to Vanessa Wallace (with a courtesy copy to Vincent Lynch) on or before Tuesday, June 14, 2016, not later than 1:00 pm EDT.   (xvi) Name and Telephone of individual to contact for more information.   ADDITIONAL INFO:   Questions pertaining to the is acquisition should address to Zalma Ross, Contract Specialist, via email at zalma.ross.ctr@dot.gov with a courtesy copy to Vincent Lynch, Contracting Officer via email vincent.lynch@dot.gov, as soon as possible but not later than 3:00 pm, EDT, Thursday, June 09, 2016.  All questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be entertained.        

25th Enhanced Safety Vehicles (ESV) Peer Review

Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) | Published May 9, 2016  -  Deadline May 19, 2016
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  D.1      Administrative Consideration   D.1.1  Points of Contacts   D.1.1.1            Contractor's Project Manager:  TBD             D.1.1.2   NHTSA COR: TBD Phone: Email:  XXX@dot.gov   D.2      Place of Performance:    Detroit, MI     D.3      Duration of Task:   D.3.1  Estimated Period of Performance:   The Period of Performance for this firm fixed-price contract shall be twelve (12) months from the date of award.  There is no obligation by NHTSA to renew this contract beyond the initial fixed order term.   D.3.2  Effective:  June XX, 2016, this contract will be a firm fixed-price one year contract, through June XX, 2017.      (viii) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-- Commercial Items (OCT 2015). L.1      TECHNICAL APPROACH/UNDERSTANDING   The technical proposal shall include a discussion of the Offeror's understanding of the requirements; their corporate knowledge.    The technical proposal shall include the approach, methods and procedures for satisfying the requirements and a discussion of potential problems to be encountered.  The technical proposal shall provide a discussion of present or proposed facilities and equipment that will be used in the performance of the contract.  The technical proposal shall provide their procedures for assuring quality in the work, products and deliverables.   L.2      QUALIFICATIONS OF PROJECT PERSONNEL   The technical proposal shall discuss the Offeror's plan for managing and meeting the requirements of the SOW to include milestone schedules, meeting task deadlines and communicating with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) technical managers.  Offerors shall provide a management plan that describes how the Offeror will manage and coordinate the efforts of subcontractors and consultants; if used.  They shall further demonstrate how the infrastructure and resources (i.e. facilities, personnel) of the subcontractor will contribute to the overall success of the project.   The technical proposal shall describe the Offeror's plan to recruit and retain a highly skilled staff.   The technical proposal shall demonstrate the knowledge and experience of proposed personnel on similar projects.   The technical proposal shall include a staffing plan.  The plan shall include labor categories and skill levels of proposed personnel and the availability of staff.  The Offeror shall propose one individual to serve as Project Manager (PM). The proposed PM shall be identified by name in the Offeror's proposal.    The technical proposal shall include resumes for proposed personnel.  Résumés(s) must be limited to 3 pages.  Resumes shall be current and up-to-date within the past year.  Resumes must include information on education, background, recent work experience, and specific scientific or technical accomplishments.    L.3      CORPORATE EXPERIENCE/SIMILAR PAST PERFORMANCE   The Offeror shall provide a list of recent projects completed that were similar to the effort described in this solicitation.  This list should include dates on which the project began and was completed, total dollar value of the contract, customer name, and a brief synopsis of the project.  Additional information may be provided that helps explain the relevant corporate experience provided.   Offerors shall also provide information regarding any contracts that were terminated for default or convenience of the Government within the past three years.  Affected Offerors must provide explanations of the circumstances in each case.   (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation--Commercial Items (OCT 2014).   M.1     Solicitation Provisions-   FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).  This solicitation and any resulting contract incorporates one or more provisions and clauses 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 address: (http://www.aquisition.gov/far/) The contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses.   As prescribed in 12.301(c), the Contracting Officer may insert a provision substantially as follows:   (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:   Listed in descending order of importance:   (a.i) Section M.2, "Technical Approach/Understanding" (see L.1)   (a.ii) Section M.3, "Qualifications of Project Personnel" (see L.2)   (a.iii) Section M.4, "Corporate Experience/Similar Past Performance" (see L.3) and then finally,   (a.iv) Price.   All evaluation factors other than price, when combined, are significantly more important than price.   (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options 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 options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).   (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.   EVALUATION FACTORS   M.2     TECHNICAL APPROACH/UNDERSTANDING   Offerors will be evaluated on their ability to successfully demonstrate the capability to provide professional editorial and publishing services.  Offerors technical approach, methods, and procedures in producing a stand-alone, special edition of their journal will be scored.  The level of understanding described in Offerors proposals documenting their process for assuring only the highest quality products are delivered in accordance with the Statement of Work will also be evaluated.   Offeror's plan for managing each task; meeting contract requirements and performance measures to include communicating with DOT/NHTSA/NCSA management will be scored.   M.3     QUALIFICATIONS OF PROJECT PERSONNEL   Offerors will be evaluated on the quality of their proposed professional and technical personnel.  This includes identifying a qualified staff member to be the program manager under the contract and the program manager has a high level of experience that ensures the ability to successfully complete the work.  The qualifications of other proposed staff will also be evaluated to ensure a depth of technical background relevant to the project.    M.4     CORPORATE EXPERIENCE/SIMILAR PAST PERFORMANCE   Offerors will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate one or more years of experience conducting the work required in this solicitation.  In addition, the amount of experience conducting similar work will be considered.  The offeror also will be evaluated on its performance under similar efforts, including whether it has a history of meeting schedule and deliverable deadlines.  In addition, offerors past performance will be evaluated on the level of satisfaction from past clients.   Note: Offerors, for which no historical record of past performance has been established, will only be rated on "Corporate Experience" for this factor. Offerors, whose established record of past performance is poor, will be given a "poor" rating for the evaluation factor.     (x) 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (APR 2016).    (xi) 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-- Commercial Items (MAY 2015).    (xii) 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or                         Executive Orders-- Commercial Items (MAR 2016).   (xiii) Special Contract Clauses and Provisions.   (a) FAR Part 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. (NOV 1999)   As prescribed in 17.208(f), insert a clause substantially the same as the following:                                    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 60 days. (insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option)].   (End of clause)   (b) SPECIAL PROVISIONS   Seat Belt Use Policies and Programs   In accordance with Executive Order 13043, the recipient of this award is encouraged to adopt and enforce on-the-job seat belt use policies and programs for its employees when operating company-owned, rented, or personally owned vehicles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in support of this Presidential initiative.  Information on how to implement such a program or statistics on potential benefits and cost-savings to companies or organizations, can be found in the Click It or Ticket section on NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov.  Additional resources are available from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a public-private partnership headquartered in Washington, DC dedicated to improving the traffic safety practices of employers and employees.  NETS is prepared to help with technical assistance, a simple, user-friendly program kit and an award for achieving the goal of 90 percent seat belt use.  NETS can be contacted at 1 (888) 221-0045, or visit its web site at www.trafficsafety.org.   This Special Provision shall be included in all contracts, subcontracts, and assistance agreements entered into by the recipient under this award.   (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)   N/A = Not Applicable   (xv) Date, time and place offer are due.   Proposals shall be transmitted electronically via email to Vanessa Wallace (with a courtesy copy to Vincent Lynch) on or before Thursday, May 19, 2016, not later than 1:00 pm EDT.   (xvi) Name and Telephone of individual to contact for more information.   ADDITIONAL INFO:   Questions pertaining to the is acquisition should address to Vanessa Wallace, Contract Specialist, via email at vanessa.wallace.ctr@dot.gov with a courtesy copy to Vincent Lynch, Contracting Officer via email vincent.lynch@dot.gov, as soon as possible but not later than 3:00 pm, EDT, Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Phone calls will not be entertained.

Solartron Analytical Swept Sine / Multi Sine Measurement Equipment

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 28, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, “Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items,” as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.   This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87.   The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334413, with a small business size standard of 1,250 employees. The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 5961,     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase swept sine/multi sine measurement equipment.   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Inquiry of Availability                                    ______ See Chart Below     Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.    Line Item Description Quantity Unit Price Total Price                                                     Estimated Delivery Time: __________________   DUNS NO.: ________________________       **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________  The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.     FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.     FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.     FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.      FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·       This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·       Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·       Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.     FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.     FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.     FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.     FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·       The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.     NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.     FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.     FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.     FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.     FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.      The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·       FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·       FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·       FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·       FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·       FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·       FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·       FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·       FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·       FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·       FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·       FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·       FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·       FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·       FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·       FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·       FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·       FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·       FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.

Internet Protocol/Interactive Voice Response (VoIP/IVR) solution

Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 18, 2015
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Communication conducted to resolve minor or clerical errors would not constitute discussions and the CO reserves the right to award a contract without the opportunity for proposal revision. The Government intends to evaluate the proposals and award a contract, without discussions with the offerors, unless discussions are determined to be necessary. • Subcontractor Consent: Past performance information pertaining to a subcontractor cannot be disclosed to the prime offeror without the subcontractor's consent. Provide with the proposal a letter from all subcontractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement, consenting to the release of their past performance information to the prime contractor. Factor 4: Price Price will be evaluated in terms of completeness. Offerors shall complete the Supplies or Services/Prices page(s) in Attachment 1, of the solicitation with pricing for the base and each option period. DOL requires that a Labor rate is quoted for each labor category identified and or proposed, for the base and each option period. Evaluation of Options: Except when it is determined not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the base requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise option periods. No adjectival ratings will be used to evaluate Price. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015), with its proposal. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (DEC 2014), applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition: 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEP 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). 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)). 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MAR 2009) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Dec 1996) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (APR 2009) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). 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.) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). The following additional FAR clauses/provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 52.202-1 Definitions (Nov 2013) 52.203-3 Gratuities (Apr 1984) 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (May 2014) 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (May 2014) 52.203-8 Cancellation, Rescission, and Recovery of Funds for Illegal or Improper Activity (May 2014) 52.203-10 Price or Fee Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity (May 2014) 52.203-11Certification and Disclosure regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (SEP 2007) 52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (Oct 2010) 52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts Of Interest (Dec 2011) 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (Apr 2014) 52.204-2 Security Requirements (Aug 1996) 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided On Recycled Paper (May 2011) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) 52.207-3 Right Of First Refusal of Employment (May 2006) 52.208-9 Contractor Use of Mandatory Source of Supply or Services (May 2014) 52.209-9 Updates Of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) 52.215-2 Audit and Records-Negotiation (Oct 2010) 52.216-7 Allowable Cost and Payment (Jun 2013) 52.216-31 Time-And-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements-Commercial Item Acquisition (Feb 2007) 52.217-3 Evaluation Exclusive of Options (Apr 1984) 52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (JUN 1988) 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) 52.222-37 Employment Reports On Veterans (Sep 2010) 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-To-Know Information (May 2011) 52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace (May 2001) 52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification (Apr 1984) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran- Representations and Certifications (Dec 2012) 52.227-1 Authorization and Consent (Dec 2007) 52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement (Dec 2007) 52.227-10 Filing of Patent Applications - Classified Subject Matter (Dec 2007) 52.227-14 Rights In Data-General (May 2014) 52.232-7 Payments under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (Aug 2012) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (Apr 1984) 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (Apr 1984) 52.232-22 Limitation of Funds (Apr 1984) 52.232-23 Assignment of Claims (May 2014) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment (Jul 2013) 52.232-37 Multiple Payment Arrangements (May 1999) 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes (May 2014), Alternate I (Dec 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) 52.237-3 Continuity of Services (Jan 1991) 52.242-3 Penalties for Unallowable Costs (May 2001) 52.242-13 Bankruptcy (Jul 1995) 52.242-15 Stop Work Order (Aug 1989) 52.242-17 Government Delay of Work (Apr 1984) 52.243-3 Changes--Time-And-Materials or Labor-Hours (Sep 2000) 52.244-2 Subcontracts (Oct 2010) 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Dec 2010) 52.246-20 Warranty Of Services (May 2001) 52.245-1 Government Property (Apr 2012) 52.245-9 Use and Charges (Apr 2012) 52.246-6 Inspection - Time-and-Material and Labor-Hour (May 2001) 52.246-23 Limitation of Liability (Feb 1997) 52.248-1 Value Engineering (Oct 2010) 52.249-4 Termination (Services) (Apr 1984) 52.249-14 Excusable Delays (Apr 1984) 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (Jan 1991) (XIII) Additional contract requirements: 52.216-1 Type of Contract (APR 1984) The Government contemplates award of a Time and Material Contract with Fixed Labor Rates resulting from this solicitation. (End of provision) 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Lesa Austin Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20210 Rm S-4307. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. (End of Provision) Contract Administration Data DOLAR 2952.201-70 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (May 2004) (a) TBD is hereby designated to act as contracting officer's representative (COR) under this contract. (b) The COR is responsible, as applicable, for: receiving all deliverables; inspecting and accepting the supplies or services provided hereunder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract; providing direction to the contractor which clarifies the contract effort, fills in details or otherwise serves to accomplish the contractual scope of work; evaluating performance; and certifying all invoices/vouchers for acceptance of the supplies or services furnished for payment. (c) The COR does not have the authority to alter the contractor's obligations under the contract, and/or modify any of the expressed terms, conditions, specifications, or cost of the agreement. If, as a result of technical discussions, it is desirable to alter/change contractual obligations or the scope of work, the contracting officer must issue such changes. Invoicing Procedures An original invoice shall be prepared and submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) by email to: DOL-NO-DM-OASAM@quickpay.dol.gov 1). Electronic PDF/TIFF Invoice Submittal In an effort to support the eCommerce initiative and expedite vendor payment processing, the DOL requires invoices to be submitted electronically. The contractor shall: Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified above. 1. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format. 2. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. 3. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00. 4. Submit a copy of the email with the attached invoice to the contracting officer's representative (COR) at the COR email address specified in the contract. 5. Wait for either a success or failure e-mail response, regarding the invoice e-mail, before sending in another e-mail with the same invoice attachment. The contractor MUST NOT: 6. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceeds this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to the COR or other representative at the address (specified in paragraph 2 below). 7. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color. 1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible. 2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. 8. Submit more than one attachment as subsequent attachments will not be recognized. 9. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment. General Information Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to InvoiceInquiriesXXX@dol.gov. The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state "INQUIRY," followed by the information described in paragraph 1).d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice. 2). Paper Invoices submitted via fax or U.S. mail Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed when electronic email cannot be accomplished due to size limitations described above. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 202-693-4228 When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Financial Management Operations Room S-5526 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington, DC 20210 Special Contract Requirements Contractor's Obligation to Notify the Contracting Officer of a Request to Change the Contract Scope (MAR 2012) (a) Except for changes identified in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor is required to notify, within five working days of receipt or knowledge, any request for changes to this contract (including actions, inactions, and written or oral communications) that the Contractor regards as exceeding the scope of the contract. On the basis of the most accurate information available to the Contractor, the notice shall state: (1) The date, nature, and circumstances of the conduct regarded as a change in scope; (2) The name, function, and activity of each Government individual and Contractor official or employee involved in, or knowledgeable about, such conduct; (3) The identification of any documents and substance of any oral communication involved in such conduct; (b) Following submission of this notice, the Contractor shall continue performance in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, unless notified otherwise by the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contracting Officer shall promptly, within 5 business days after receipt of notice from the Contractor, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer shall either: (1) Confirm that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in the scope of the contract and directs the Contractor to stop work, completely or in part, in accordance with the Stop Work provisions of the contract; (2) Deny that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in scope and instruct the Contractor to continue performance under the contract. Waiver of Delivery Schedule None of the following shall be regarded as an extension, waiver, or abandonment of the delivery schedule or a waiver of the Government's right to terminate for default: (i) Delay by the Government in terminating for default; (ii) Acceptance of delinquent deliveries; and (iii) Acceptance or approval of samples submitted either after default in delivery or in sufficient time for the contractor to meet the delivery schedule. Any assistance rendered to the contractor on this contract or acceptance by the Government of delinquent goods or services hereunder will be solely for the purpose of mitigating damages and is not to be construed as an intention on the part of the Government to condone any delinquency, or as a waiver of any rights the Government may have under subject contract. Modifications and Revisions The Contractor shall furnish full documentation of all Contractor changes and/or modifications to the applications and/or operating system software provided to meet Government requirements. In the case of new software releases, the Government may elect to accept the later versions of software. If accepted, software support will be provided at no additional cost during the period of this contract. Interruption of Service The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are critical to the Government and must continue without interruption. Contractor also recognizes that when the contract expires, a successor, either the Government or another contractor, may continue the services. The Contractor agrees to furnish phase-in-training, apply its best efforts and cooperation to carry out an orderly and efficient transition to a successor. Contract Phase-Out Plan The offeror shall address those actions, plans, procedures and resources (less) necessary to complete the contract term without impacting service or response in functional areas. Describe in detail how responsibility and accountability will be relinquished for all Government furnished property and documentation of the system. Discuss procedures for identifying accrued personnel benefits such as personal and sick leave, the scheduling of such absences, and their effect on contract performance during phase out. Computer Programmers and System Analysts a. The Department of Labor has determined that computer programmers and system analysts are not in the learned professions for purposes of an exemption from the Service Contract Labor Standards Act, 41 U.S.C. Sections 351-358, as amended. This determination is published at 29 C.F.R Section 541.302(h). b. Therefore, the Service Contract Act must be included in this contract unless the contractor can provide signed certifications and supporting evidence acceptable to the Contracting Officer that ALL computer programmers and systems analysts (including trainees) whose services will be acquired under this contract are either: (1) Engaged in managerial and administrative duties which qualify then for exemption under 29 C.F.R 541.1 or 541.2, or (2) High salaried professional employees as defined in 29 C.F.R. 541.315. (a) Compensated on a salary or fee basis at a rate of at least $250 per week exclusive of board, lodging, or other facilities. (b) Whose primary duty consists of the performance of work requiring knowledge of an advance type in a field of science or learning which includes work requiring the constant exercise of discretion and judgement. Submittal Data on Personnel The Contractor shall provide a list of personnel including their area of expertise, who will be available for assignment to support the contract. A resume shall be submitted for all key personnel identified in Section H, Personnel Qualifications. Resumes shall clearly show how and where individuals possess the required experience for the position. Dissemination of Information There shall be no dissemination or publication, except within and between the Contractor and any subcontractors, of information developed under this contract or contained in the reports to be furnished pursuant to this contract without prior written approval from the Contracting Officer. Release of Reports The Contractor is prohibited from releasing to any source, other than the sponsoring activity, any interim, draft and final reports or information pertaining to services performed under this contract until report approval or official review has been obtained. Furthermore, the contractor shall insure that the cover of all interim, draft and final reports contain the following statement: "The view, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Government position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other documentation." Release of News Information No news release (including photographs and films, public announcements, denial or confirmation of same) on any part of the subject matter of this contract or any phase of any program hereunder shall b made without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. Software Rights a. All software to provide under this contract shall be delivered with unlimited rights in accordance with the provisions of FAR 52.227-14. b. If at any time during the term of the contract, the Contractor determines that it is more advantageous to the Government to incorporate a package, subroutine or module that cannot be provided to the government with unlimited rights into the system, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing. Such notification shall include as a minimum,, the name of the item to be furnished with Restricted Rights and cost saving or other benefits accruing to the Government. c. If the Contractor and the Government mutually agree to incorporate such software package, subroutine or module into the system, the Government requires that it be given as a minimum the following rights: (1) Use computer software with the computer for which or with which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer may be transferred by the Government: (2) Use computer software with a backup computer if the computer for which or with which it was acquired is inoperative; (3) Copy computer programs for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes; (4) Modify computer software, or combine it with other software, subject to the provisions that those portions of the derivative software incorporating restricted rights software are subject to the same restricted rights. The contract shall be modified to set forth the software restrictions and rights of the Government. The contractor shall not incorporate such software without a written modification to the contract. d. If the Contractor includes any software packages, routines or modules developed at the Contractor's expense in the system without identifying it to the Contracting Officer, all such software shall be considered delivered with "unlimited rights". If the program maintenance of the system is dependent on the source code of any such software, the contractor shall provide the source code and rights to the source code for the life of the system at the time the software and documentation is delivered to the Government. Royalty Free License In consideration of the sum to be paid to the contractor under this contract, the contractor hereby agrees and does grant, convey, and reserves to the United States of America a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free license in all written material, published, printed, presented or used in connection with the contract, in which the contractor presently holds a copyright or in the future shall obtain a copyright therein or in which he has the right to issue royalty-free licenses thereto. Type of Service a. The Government and the Contractor understand and agree that the services delivered by the Contractor to the Government are non-personal services. The parties also recognize and agree that no employer-employee or master-servant relationship exists or will exist between the Government and the Contractor. The Contractor and the Contractor's employees are not employees of the Federal Government and are not eligible for entitlement and benefits given federal employees. b. Contractor personnel under this contract shall not: (1) Be placed in a position where there is an appearance that they are employed by a Federal Officer, or are under the supervision, direction, or evaluation of a Federal Officer. (2) Be placed in a position of command, supervision, administration or control over personnel or personnel of other Government Contractors, or become a part of the Government organization. (3) Be used in administration or supervision of procurement activities. Citizenship All contract employees shall be U.S. citizens or legal immigrant aliens. Employee Relationship a. The services to be performed under this contract do not require the Contractor or his employees to exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Government, but rather, the Contractor's employees will act and exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Contractor. b. Rules, regulations, directives and requirements which are issued by Government Authorities under their responsibility for good order, administration and security are applicable to all personnel who enter a Government installation or who travel on Government transportation. This is not to be construed or interpreted to establish any degree of Government control which is inconsistent with a non-personal services contract. Organizational Conflict of Interest Policy Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI): The policy of DOL is to avoid contracting with contractors who have unacceptable organizational conflicts of interest. An organizational conflict of interest means that because of existing or planned activities, an offeror or Contractor is unable, or potentially unable, to render impartial assistance to the agency, or has an unfair competitive advantage, or the offeror or Contractor's objectivity is, or might be, impaired. If the offeror does not have any OCI issues, it must positively affirm so in writing. The following provides the contractor with examples of situations where mitigation plans may or may not be required by DOL. These examples are not intended to be inclusive. Disclosure by offerors or contractors participating in a DOL acquisition. Offerors or contractors should provide information which concisely describes all relevant facts concerning any past, present or currently planned interest, (financial, contractual, organizational, or otherwise) relating to the work to be performed and bearing on whether the offeror or contractor has a possible OCI. If the offeror or Contractor does not disclose any relevant facts concerning an OCI, the offeror or Contractor, by submitting an offer or signing the contract, warrants that to its best knowledge and belief, no such facts exist relevant to possible OCI. It is not the intention of DOL to exclude a Contractor from a competitive acquisition due to a perceived OCI. DOL Contracting Officers are fully empowered to evaluate each potential OCI scenario based upon the applicable facts and circumstances. The final determination of such action may be negotiated between the impaired Contractor and the DOL Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer's business judgment and sound discretion in identifying, negotiating, and eliminating OCI scenarios should not adversely affect DOL's policy for competition. DOL is committed to working with potential vendors to eliminate or mitigate actual and perceived OCI situations, without detriment to the integrity of the competitive process, the mission of DOL, or the legitimate business interests of the vendor community. Mitigation plans: The successful Contractor will be required to permit a Government audit of internal OCI mitigation procedures for verification purposes. DOL reserves the right to reject a mitigation plan, if in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, such a plan is not in the best interest of DOL. After award, DOL will review and audit OCI mitigation plans as needed (in the event of any changes due to mergers, consolidations, or any unanticipated circumstances that may create an unacceptable organizational conflict of interest). Inapplicability of Employee Benefits This contract does not create an employer-employee relationship. Accordingly, entitlement and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply. a. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax withholding. b. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act. c. The Contractor is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits under the Social Security Act, as amended, by virtue of performance under this contract. d. The Contractor is not entitled to any workmen's compensation benefits by virtue of this contract. e. The entire consideration and benefits to the Contractor for performance of this contract is contained in the provisions for payment under this contract. Contractor Supervision The Government will not supervise, direct, or evaluate the contractor's employees. Similarly, the contractor's employees shall not supervise, direct, or evaluate Government employees or employees employed by other contractors. The contractor's employees shall not become an integrated part of any Government organization, nor shall they administer or control any Government procurement activities. Government Furnished Property and Services a. The Government may furnish the contractor property, service, or information when so doing would be in the Best interest of the Government. Government furnished property and/or services will be specified on the delivery order. b. Minimum supplies such as desks, chairs, file cabinets, and expendable supplies may be provided to the contractor. Request for Government property will be approved by the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officers Representative. c. Computer hardware and software used to develop, design, validate, and maintain a supported systems. Functional requirements will normally be provided to the contractor by the Government. When such hardware or software is not available from the Government, the contractor may be tasked as specified in the Delivery Order to rent or purchase the item(s) and charge the cost to the Government. Purchase in excess of $1,000.00 per item or $2,500.00 per order requires prior approval by the Contracting Officer. Any hardware or software purchased by the Contractor becomes the property of the Government. d. The Government will supply the Contractor with the necessary documents to perform the tasks in the Statement of Work. e. The Government will not provide typewriters, reproduction equipment, word processing equipment and software, or their attendant supplies. f. The Government Property Administrator will be assigned on individual delivery orders, as applicable. All Items to Become Property of the Government Title to all sources data and materials furnished by the government, together with all plans, system analysis and design specifications and drawings, completed programs except priority programs and documentation thereof, reports and listings, and all other items pertaining to the work and services to be performed under orders pursuant to this contract, including any copyright shall become and remain with the government upon completion. The government shall have the full right to use each of these for its purposes without compensation or approval on the part of the contractor. The government shall have access to and the right to make copies of the above mentioned items. All proprietary programs shall be indicated as such in individual proposals. Reports on Government Property The following is applicable to the "Government Property" clause if included in the contract. a. The Contractor shall annually prepare the report required by the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 245.505-14. b. The report shall be prepared on DD Form 1662, DoD Property in the Custody of Contractors, (October 1986 or later version) or an approved substituted. c. The report shall b as of September 30 each year and be submitted to the property administrator (Contracting Officer if no property administrator has been designated) no later than October 31 of each year. Use of General Services Administration (GSA) Contracts a. The use of GSA contracts are allowable for purchase of equipment under this contract. Purchases in excess of $1,000.00 per item or $2,500.00 per order require prior approval by the Contracting Officer or his duly authorized representative. The Contractor shall submit data to the Administering Contracting Officer for approval to include three quotes, either GSA or open market, or a combination of both for equipment meeting the Governments' minimum requirements prior to purchasing any equipment. b. The Government will provide the Contractor with documentation based on the specific requirements on a delivery order basis, as required for contractor action. The quantity, time and place of delivery, and condition of the individual item will be stated in the delivery order. c. The Contractor shall furnish all supplies and materials required in support of this contract that cannot be furnished by the Government. Contractor furnished supplies and material shall be acquired by the Contractor on a cost reimbursable basis and, therefore, shall become Government furnished supplies and materials. Word-processing software will not be added/used with Government furnished computers purchased for the contractor's use in design, development, testing, validation, and training of the system. Telephone Service Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration & Mgmt. telephone service may be provided to local office locations to carry on official business. Contractor Employee Suitability and Security Requirements 1. Background Investigations a. Background Investigation Requirements. The investigation requirements for contractor employees are based on the risk or sensitivity level designation of the position. The Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, or other DOL Agency's designated official informs the Contractor of the risk or sensitivity level for each contractor employee position. The minimum level of investigation for each risk or sensitivity level is indicated below. Position Risk/Sensitivity Level: Minimum Investigation Requirement: Low Risk/Non-sensitive National Agency Check & Inquiries (NACI) Moderate Risk Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) High Risk Background Investigation (BI) Noncritical-Sensitive Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)* Critical-Sensitive Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)* * Individuals occupying Critical-Sensitive positions (i.e., require Top Secret security clearances) are subject to reinvestigation every 5 years. Individuals occupying Noncritical-Sensitive positions are subject to reinvestigation every 10 years for Secret security clearances and every 15 years for confidential security clearances. b. Conducting Background Investigations. All contract employees require a background investigation. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will conduct background investigations for DOL employees and contractor employees. Since OPM only accepts requests from Federal agencies to conduct background investigations, the DOL Agency will make arrangements with the Contractor to send the contractor employee's completed papers to the DOL Agency for submission to OPM. c. Payment for Background Investigation. If the DOL Agency bears the cost for background investigations on contractor employees, the designated DOL Agency official will forward the required documents to OPM. If the Contractor bears the cost of the investigations, 2. The Investigation Process The Contractor shall submit written procedures to the designated DOL Agency official describing the method by which the following investigation requirements will be satisfied. a. Pre-employment Checks. Before a contractor employee can begin work for DOL, he or she must provide the Contractor with a properly completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, on which the employee has completed items 1 through 7c, questions 9 through 13, and item 16 as necessary, and has signed item 17. (Attachment is a copy of the OF-306. This form can also be found at the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms.) If the Contractor has not received a completed OF-306 from the contractor employee within 5 days after requesting the form, the Contractor shall notify the COR. If the person answers "Yes" to one or more of questions 9 through 13, the Contractor shall notify the COR immediately. The designated DOL Agency official will inform the Contractor whether or not the contractor employee may work on the contract. Before making this decision the designated DOL Agency official may also require a pre-employment FBI fingerprint check on contract employees. This procedure is described in Chapter 2, Section 6. b. Submission of Investigation Documents. The Contractor shall submit the required documents below to the designated DOL Agency official within 14 calendar days of each contractor employee's placement on the contract in a High Risk, Moderate Risk, Low Risk, or Noncritical-Sensitive position. However, the Single Scope Background Investigation must be completed before the contractor employee is placed in a Critical-Sensitive position, unless the Department approves the placement of the contractor employee's placement in the position before the investigation is completed. The specific form that he or she completes depends on the risk or sensitivity level of the work that he or she will perform. These forms can be found on the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms. • The SF-85, Questionnaire for Nonsensitive Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Low Risk level. The minimum investigation required is a National Agency Check and Inquiries. • The SF-85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, is used with positions or work that are designated at the Moderate or High Risk level. The minimum investigation required for the Moderate Risk level is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation required for the High Risk level is a Background Investigation. • The SF-86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Noncritical-Sensitive or Critical-Sensitive level. The minimum investigation for Noncritical-Sensitive work is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation for Critical-Sensitive work is a Single Scope Background Investigation. The Contractor shall also ensure that each contractor employee is fingerprinted using Form FD-258. The Contractor can get copies of this form from the COR. The Contractor shall submit the following completed forms and documents to the for each contractor employee based on the risk or sensitivity level of work that such employee is performing: Low Risk: High/Moderate Risk: Critical/Noncritical Sensitive: SF-85 SF-85P SF-86 FD-258 FD-258 FD-258 OF-306 OF-306 OF-306 Application/Resume Application/resume Application/resume c. Temporary Contractor Employees. If the contractor employee is assigned to Low Risk work and is employed on a seasonal, daily, or intermittent basis, or for no more than 180 days, the NACI is not required. However, the Contractor shall submit the fingerprints of the contractor employee to the COR on a Form FD-258. 3. Adjudication a. Referral of Suitability Issues. When OPM has completed the contractor employee's background investigation, it shall send the report of investigation to the Department's Office of Executive Resources and Personnel Security (OERPS). If the report contains suitability issues, the OERPS will forward the report to the designated DOL Agency official for review and adjudication. b. Suitability Standard and Criteria. The suitability standard and criteria are described in Chapter 3, Section 3. c. Unfavorable Suitability Determination. If the designated DOL Agency official determines that the contractor employee is unsuitable, the Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor in writing that the contractor employee is denied access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems. If revoking access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems negatively impacts the contractor employee's ability to perform, he or she shall be removed from the contract. Any removal of a contractor employee shall not be considered grounds for a delay or adjustment claim from the Contractor. 4. Non-disclosure Agreement The Contractor shall require each contractor employee to review and sign the attached non-disclosure agreement (Attachment) when he or she begins work on the DOL contract. The Contractor must send the signed copy to the COR. (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS): N/A (XV) Offers are due no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on May 18, 2015. All offers must be e-mailed to the attention of Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov no later than 5:00 P.M. ET on May 11, 2015.

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Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management | Published April 22, 2015  -  Deadline May 11, 2015
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Communication conducted to resolve minor or clerical errors would not constitute discussions and the CO reserves the right to award a contract without the opportunity for proposal revision. The Government intends to evaluate the proposals and award a contract, without discussions with the offerors, unless discussions are determined to be necessary. • Subcontractor Consent: Past performance information pertaining to a subcontractor cannot be disclosed to the prime offeror without the subcontractor's consent. Provide with the proposal a letter from all subcontractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement, consenting to the release of their past performance information to the prime contractor. Factor 4: Price Price will be evaluated in terms of completeness. Offerors shall complete the Supplies or Services/Prices page(s) in Attachment 1, of the solicitation with pricing for the base and each option period. DOL requires that a Labor rate is quoted for each labor category identified and or proposed, for the base and each option period. Evaluation of Options: Except when it is determined not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the base requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise option periods. No adjectival ratings will be used to evaluate Price. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015), with its proposal. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (DEC 2014), applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition: 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEP 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). 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)). 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MAR 2009) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Dec 1996) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (APR 2009) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). 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.) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). The following additional FAR clauses/provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 52.202-1 Definitions (Nov 2013) 52.203-3 Gratuities (Apr 1984) 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (May 2014) 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (May 2014) 52.203-8 Cancellation, Rescission, and Recovery of Funds for Illegal or Improper Activity (May 2014) 52.203-10 Price or Fee Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity (May 2014) 52.203-11Certification and Disclosure regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (SEP 2007) 52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (Oct 2010) 52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts Of Interest (Dec 2011) 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (Apr 2014) 52.204-2 Security Requirements (Aug 1996) 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided On Recycled Paper (May 2011) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) 52.207-3 Right Of First Refusal of Employment (May 2006) 52.208-9 Contractor Use of Mandatory Source of Supply or Services (May 2014) 52.209-9 Updates Of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) 52.215-2 Audit and Records-Negotiation (Oct 2010) 52.216-7 Allowable Cost and Payment (Jun 2013) 52.216-31 Time-And-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements-Commercial Item Acquisition (Feb 2007) 52.217-3 Evaluation Exclusive of Options (Apr 1984) 52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (JUN 1988) 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) 52.222-37 Employment Reports On Veterans (Sep 2010) 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-To-Know Information (May 2011) 52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace (May 2001) 52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification (Apr 1984) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran- Representations and Certifications (Dec 2012) 52.227-1 Authorization and Consent (Dec 2007) 52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement (Dec 2007) 52.227-10 Filing of Patent Applications - Classified Subject Matter (Dec 2007) 52.227-14 Rights In Data-General (May 2014) 52.232-7 Payments under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (Aug 2012) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (Apr 1984) 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (Apr 1984) 52.232-22 Limitation of Funds (Apr 1984) 52.232-23 Assignment of Claims (May 2014) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment (Jul 2013) 52.232-37 Multiple Payment Arrangements (May 1999) 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes (May 2014), Alternate I (Dec 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) 52.237-3 Continuity of Services (Jan 1991) 52.242-3 Penalties for Unallowable Costs (May 2001) 52.242-13 Bankruptcy (Jul 1995) 52.242-15 Stop Work Order (Aug 1989) 52.242-17 Government Delay of Work (Apr 1984) 52.243-3 Changes--Time-And-Materials or Labor-Hours (Sep 2000) 52.244-2 Subcontracts (Oct 2010) 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Dec 2010) 52.246-20 Warranty Of Services (May 2001) 52.245-1 Government Property (Apr 2012) 52.245-9 Use and Charges (Apr 2012) 52.246-6 Inspection - Time-and-Material and Labor-Hour (May 2001) 52.246-23 Limitation of Liability (Feb 1997) 52.248-1 Value Engineering (Oct 2010) 52.249-4 Termination (Services) (Apr 1984) 52.249-14 Excusable Delays (Apr 1984) 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (Jan 1991) (XIII) Additional contract requirements: 52.216-1 Type of Contract (APR 1984) The Government contemplates award of a Time and Material Contract with Fixed Labor Rates resulting from this solicitation. (End of provision) 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Lesa Austin Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20210 Rm S-4307. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. Contract Administration Data DOLAR 2952.201-70 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (May 2004) (a) TBD is hereby designated to act as contracting officer's representative (COR) under this contract. (b) The COR is responsible, as applicable, for: receiving all deliverables; inspecting and accepting the supplies or services provided hereunder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract; providing direction to the contractor which clarifies the contract effort, fills in details or otherwise serves to accomplish the contractual scope of work; evaluating performance; and certifying all invoices/vouchers for acceptance of the supplies or services furnished for payment. (c) The COR does not have the authority to alter the contractor's obligations under the contract, and/or modify any of the expressed terms, conditions, specifications, or cost of the agreement. If, as a result of technical discussions, it is desirable to alter/change contractual obligations or the scope of work, the contracting officer must issue such changes. Invoicing Procedures An original invoice shall be prepared and submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) by email to: DOL-NO-DM-OASAM@quickpay.dol.gov 1). Electronic PDF/TIFF Invoice Submittal In an effort to support the eCommerce initiative and expedite vendor payment processing, the DOL requires invoices to be submitted electronically. The contractor shall: Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified above. 1. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format. 2. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. 3. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00. 4. Submit a copy of the email with the attached invoice to the contracting officer's representative (COR) at the COR email address specified in the contract. 5. Wait for either a success or failure e-mail response, regarding the invoice e-mail, before sending in another e-mail with the same invoice attachment. The contractor MUST NOT: 6. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceeds this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to the COR or other representative at the address (specified in paragraph 2 below). 7. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color. 1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible. 2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. 8. Submit more than one attachment as subsequent attachments will not be recognized. 9. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment. General Information Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to InvoiceInquiriesXXX@dol.gov. The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state "INQUIRY," followed by the information described in paragraph 1).d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice. 2). Paper Invoices submitted via fax or U.S. mail Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed when electronic email cannot be accomplished due to size limitations described above. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 202-693-4228 When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Financial Management Operations Room S-5526 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington, DC 20210 Special Contract Requirements Contractor's Obligation to Notify the Contracting Officer of a Request to Change the Contract Scope (MAR 2012) (a) Except for changes identified in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor is required to notify, within five working days of receipt or knowledge, any request for changes to this contract (including actions, inactions, and written or oral communications) that the Contractor regards as exceeding the scope of the contract. On the basis of the most accurate information available to the Contractor, the notice shall state: (1) The date, nature, and circumstances of the conduct regarded as a change in scope; (2) The name, function, and activity of each Government individual and Contractor official or employee involved in, or knowledgeable about, such conduct; (3) The identification of any documents and substance of any oral communication involved in such conduct; (b) Following submission of this notice, the Contractor shall continue performance in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, unless notified otherwise by the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contracting Officer shall promptly, within 5 business days after receipt of notice from the Contractor, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer shall either: (1) Confirm that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in the scope of the contract and directs the Contractor to stop work, completely or in part, in accordance with the Stop Work provisions of the contract; (2) Deny that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in scope and instruct the Contractor to continue performance under the contract. Waiver of Delivery Schedule None of the following shall be regarded as an extension, waiver, or abandonment of the delivery schedule or a waiver of the Government's right to terminate for default: (i) Delay by the Government in terminating for default; (ii) Acceptance of delinquent deliveries; and (iii) Acceptance or approval of samples submitted either after default in delivery or in sufficient time for the contractor to meet the delivery schedule. Any assistance rendered to the contractor on this contract or acceptance by the Government of delinquent goods or services hereunder will be solely for the purpose of mitigating damages and is not to be construed as an intention on the part of the Government to condone any delinquency, or as a waiver of any rights the Government may have under subject contract. Modifications and Revisions The Contractor shall furnish full documentation of all Contractor changes and/or modifications to the applications and/or operating system software provided to meet Government requirements. In the case of new software releases, the Government may elect to accept the later versions of software. If accepted, software support will be provided at no additional cost during the period of this contract. Interruption of Service The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are critical to the Government and must continue without interruption. Contractor also recognizes that when the contract expires, a successor, either the Government or another contractor, may continue the services. The Contractor agrees to furnish phase-in-training, apply its best efforts and cooperation to carry out an orderly and efficient transition to a successor. Contract Phase-Out Plan The offeror shall address those actions, plans, procedures and resources (less) necessary to complete the contract term without impacting service or response in functional areas. Describe in detail how responsibility and accountability will be relinquished for all Government furnished property and documentation of the system. Discuss procedures for identifying accrued personnel benefits such as personal and sick leave, the scheduling of such absences, and their effect on contract performance during phase out. Computer Programmers and System Analysts a. The Department of Labor has determined that computer programmers and system analysts are not in the learned professions for purposes of an exemption from the Service Contract Labor Standards Act, 41 U.S.C. Sections 351-358, as amended. This determination is published at 29 C.F.R Section 541.302(h). b. Therefore, the Service Contract Act must be included in this contract unless the contractor can provide signed certifications and supporting evidence acceptable to the Contracting Officer that ALL computer programmers and systems analysts (including trainees) whose services will be acquired under this contract are either: (1) Engaged in managerial and administrative duties which qualify then for exemption under 29 C.F.R 541.1 or 541.2, or (2) High salaried professional employees as defined in 29 C.F.R. 541.315. (a) Compensated on a salary or fee basis at a rate of at least $250 per week exclusive of board, lodging, or other facilities. (b) Whose primary duty consists of the performance of work requiring knowledge of an advance type in a field of science or learning which includes work requiring the constant exercise of discretion and judgement. Submittal Data on Personnel The Contractor shall provide a list of personnel including their area of expertise, who will be available for assignment to support the contract. A resume shall be submitted for all key personnel identified in Section H, Personnel Qualifications. Resumes shall clearly show how and where individuals possess the required experience for the position. Dissemination of Information There shall be no dissemination or publication, except within and between the Contractor and any subcontractors, of information developed under this contract or contained in the reports to be furnished pursuant to this contract without prior written approval from the Contracting Officer. Release of Reports The Contractor is prohibited from releasing to any source, other than the sponsoring activity, any interim, draft and final reports or information pertaining to services performed under this contract until report approval or official review has been obtained. Furthermore, the contractor shall insure that the cover of all interim, draft and final reports contain the following statement: "The view, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Government position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other documentation." Release of News Information No news release (including photographs and films, public announcements, denial or confirmation of same) on any part of the subject matter of this contract or any phase of any program hereunder shall b made without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. Software Rights a. All software to provide under this contract shall be delivered with unlimited rights in accordance with the provisions of FAR 52.227-14. b. If at any time during the term of the contract, the Contractor determines that it is more advantageous to the Government to incorporate a package, subroutine or module that cannot be provided to the government with unlimited rights into the system, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing. Such notification shall include as a minimum,, the name of the item to be furnished with Restricted Rights and cost saving or other benefits accruing to the Government. c. If the Contractor and the Government mutually agree to incorporate such software package, subroutine or module into the system, the Government requires that it be given as a minimum the following rights: (1) Use computer software with the computer for which or with which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer may be transferred by the Government: (2) Use computer software with a backup computer if the computer for which or with which it was acquired is inoperative; (3) Copy computer programs for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes; (4) Modify computer software, or combine it with other software, subject to the provisions that those portions of the derivative software incorporating restricted rights software are subject to the same restricted rights. The contract shall be modified to set forth the software restrictions and rights of the Government. The contractor shall not incorporate such software without a written modification to the contract. d. If the Contractor includes any software packages, routines or modules developed at the Contractor's expense in the system without identifying it to the Contracting Officer, all such software shall be considered delivered with "unlimited rights". If the program maintenance of the system is dependent on the source code of any such software, the contractor shall provide the source code and rights to the source code for the life of the system at the time the software and documentation is delivered to the Government. Royalty Free License In consideration of the sum to be paid to the contractor under this contract, the contractor hereby agrees and does grant, convey, and reserves to the United States of America a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free license in all written material, published, printed, presented or used in connection with the contract, in which the contractor presently holds a copyright or in the future shall obtain a copyright therein or in which he has the right to issue royalty-free licenses thereto. Type of Service a. The Government and the Contractor understand and agree that the services delivered by the Contractor to the Government are non-personal services. The parties also recognize and agree that no employer-employee or master-servant relationship exists or will exist between the Government and the Contractor. The Contractor and the Contractor's employees are not employees of the Federal Government and are not eligible for entitlement and benefits given federal employees. b. Contractor personnel under this contract shall not: (1) Be placed in a position where there is an appearance that they are employed by a Federal Officer, or are under the supervision, direction, or evaluation of a Federal Officer. (2) Be placed in a position of command, supervision, administration or control over personnel or personnel of other Government Contractors, or become a part of the Government organization. (3) Be used in administration or supervision of procurement activities. Citizenship All contract employees shall be U.S. citizens or legal immigrant aliens. Employee Relationship a. The services to be performed under this contract do not require the Contractor or his employees to exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Government, but rather, the Contractor's employees will act and exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Contractor. b. Rules, regulations, directives and requirements which are issued by Government Authorities under their responsibility for good order, administration and security are applicable to all personnel who enter a Government installation or who travel on Government transportation. This is not to be construed or interpreted to establish any degree of Government control which is inconsistent with a non-personal services contract. Organizational Conflict of Interest Policy Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI): The policy of DOL is to avoid contracting with contractors who have unacceptable organizational conflicts of interest. An organizational conflict of interest means that because of existing or planned activities, an offeror or Contractor is unable, or potentially unable, to render impartial assistance to the agency, or has an unfair competitive advantage, or the offeror or Contractor's objectivity is, or might be, impaired. If the offeror does not have any OCI issues, it must positively affirm so in writing. The following provides the contractor with examples of situations where mitigation plans may or may not be required by DOL. These examples are not intended to be inclusive. Disclosure by offerors or contractors participating in a DOL acquisition. Offerors or contractors should provide information which concisely describes all relevant facts concerning any past, present or currently planned interest, (financial, contractual, organizational, or otherwise) relating to the work to be performed and bearing on whether the offeror or contractor has a possible OCI. If the offeror or Contractor does not disclose any relevant facts concerning an OCI, the offeror or Contractor, by submitting an offer or signing the contract, warrants that to its best knowledge and belief, no such facts exist relevant to possible OCI. It is not the intention of DOL to exclude a Contractor from a competitive acquisition due to a perceived OCI. DOL Contracting Officers are fully empowered to evaluate each potential OCI scenario based upon the applicable facts and circumstances. The final determination of such action may be negotiated between the impaired Contractor and the DOL Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer's business judgment and sound discretion in identifying, negotiating, and eliminating OCI scenarios should not adversely affect DOL's policy for competition. DOL is committed to working with potential vendors to eliminate or mitigate actual and perceived OCI situations, without detriment to the integrity of the competitive process, the mission of DOL, or the legitimate business interests of the vendor community. Mitigation plans: The successful Contractor will be required to permit a Government audit of internal OCI mitigation procedures for verification purposes. DOL reserves the right to reject a mitigation plan, if in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, such a plan is not in the best interest of DOL. After award, DOL will review and audit OCI mitigation plans as needed (in the event of any changes due to mergers, consolidations, or any unanticipated circumstances that may create an unacceptable organizational conflict of interest). Inapplicability of Employee Benefits This contract does not create an employer-employee relationship. Accordingly, entitlement and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply. a. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax withholding. b. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act. c. The Contractor is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits under the Social Security Act, as amended, by virtue of performance under this contract. d. The Contractor is not entitled to any workmen's compensation benefits by virtue of this contract. e. The entire consideration and benefits to the Contractor for performance of this contract is contained in the provisions for payment under this contract. Contractor Supervision The Government will not supervise, direct, or evaluate the contractor's employees. Similarly, the contractor's employees shall not supervise, direct, or evaluate Government employees or employees employed by other contractors. The contractor's employees shall not become an integrated part of any Government organization, nor shall they administer or control any Government procurement activities. Government Furnished Property and Services a. The Government may furnish the contractor property, service, or information when so doing would be in the Best interest of the Government. Government furnished property and/or services will be specified on the delivery order. b. Minimum supplies such as desks, chairs, file cabinets, and expendable supplies may be provided to the contractor. Request for Government property will be approved by the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officers Representative. c. Computer hardware and software used to develop, design, validate, and maintain a supported systems. Functional requirements will normally be provided to the contractor by the Government. When such hardware or software is not available from the Government, the contractor may be tasked as specified in the Delivery Order to rent or purchase the item(s) and charge the cost to the Government. Purchase in excess of $1,000.00 per item or $2,500.00 per order requires prior approval by the Contracting Officer. Any hardware or software purchased by the Contractor becomes the property of the Government. d. The Government will supply the Contractor with the necessary documents to perform the tasks in the Statement of Work. e. The Government will not provide typewriters, reproduction equipment, word processing equipment and software, or their attendant supplies. f. The Government Property Administrator will be assigned on individual delivery orders, as applicable. All Items to Become Property of the Government Title to all sources data and materials furnished by the government, together with all plans, system analysis and design specifications and drawings, completed programs except priority programs and documentation thereof, reports and listings, and all other items pertaining to the work and services to be performed under orders pursuant to this contract, including any copyright shall become and remain with the government upon completion. The government shall have the full right to use each of these for its purposes without compensation or approval on the part of the contractor. The government shall have access to and the right to make copies of the above mentioned items. All proprietary programs shall be indicated as such in individual proposals. Reports on Government Property The following is applicable to the "Government Property" clause if included in the contract. a. The Contractor shall annually prepare the report required by the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 245.505-14. b. The report shall be prepared on DD Form 1662, DoD Property in the Custody of Contractors, (October 1986 or later version) or an approved substituted. c. The report shall b as of September 30 each year and be submitted to the property administrator (Contracting Officer if no property administrator has been designated) no later than October 31 of each year. Use of General Services Administration (GSA) Contracts a. The use of GSA contracts are allowable for purchase of equipment under this contract. Purchases in excess of $1,000.00 per item or $2,500.00 per order require prior approval by the Contracting Officer or his duly authorized representative. The Contractor shall submit data to the Administering Contracting Officer for approval to include three quotes, either GSA or open market, or a combination of both for equipment meeting the Governments' minimum requirements prior to purchasing any equipment. b. The Government will provide the Contractor with documentation based on the specific requirements on a delivery order basis, as required for contractor action. The quantity, time and place of delivery, and condition of the individual item will be stated in the delivery order. c. The Contractor shall furnish all supplies and materials required in support of this contract that cannot be furnished by the Government. Contractor furnished supplies and material shall be acquired by the Contractor on a cost reimbursable basis and, therefore, shall become Government furnished supplies and materials. Word-processing software will not be added/used with Government furnished computers purchased for the contractor's use in design, development, testing, validation, and training of the system. Telephone Service Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration & Mgmt. telephone service may be provided to local office locations to carry on official business. Contractor Employee Suitability and Security Requirements 1. Background Investigations a. Background Investigation Requirements. The investigation requirements for contractor employees are based on the risk or sensitivity level designation of the position. The Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, or other DOL Agency's designated official informs the Contractor of the risk or sensitivity level for each contractor employee position. The minimum level of investigation for each risk or sensitivity level is indicated below. Position Risk/Sensitivity Level: Minimum Investigation Requirement: Low Risk/Non-sensitive National Agency Check & Inquiries (NACI) Moderate Risk Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) High Risk Background Investigation (BI) Noncritical-Sensitive Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)* Critical-Sensitive Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)* * Individuals occupying Critical-Sensitive positions (i.e., require Top Secret security clearances) are subject to reinvestigation every 5 years. Individuals occupying Noncritical-Sensitive positions are subject to reinvestigation every 10 years for Secret security clearances and every 15 years for confidential security clearances. b. Conducting Background Investigations. All contract employees require a background investigation. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will conduct background investigations for DOL employees and contractor employees. Since OPM only accepts requests from Federal agencies to conduct background investigations, the DOL Agency will make arrangements with the Contractor to send the contractor employee's completed papers to the DOL Agency for submission to OPM. c. Payment for Background Investigation. If the DOL Agency bears the cost for background investigations on contractor employees, the designated DOL Agency official will forward the required documents to OPM. If the Contractor bears the cost of the investigations, 2. The Investigation Process The Contractor shall submit written procedures to the designated DOL Agency official describing the method by which the following investigation requirements will be satisfied. a. Pre-employment Checks. Before a contractor employee can begin work for DOL, he or she must provide the Contractor with a properly completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, on which the employee has completed items 1 through 7c, questions 9 through 13, and item 16 as necessary, and has signed item 17. (Attachment is a copy of the OF-306. This form can also be found at the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms.) If the Contractor has not received a completed OF-306 from the contractor employee within 5 days after requesting the form, the Contractor shall notify the COR. If the person answers "Yes" to one or more of questions 9 through 13, the Contractor shall notify the COR immediately. The designated DOL Agency official will inform the Contractor whether or not the contractor employee may work on the contract. Before making this decision the designated DOL Agency official may also require a pre-employment FBI fingerprint check on contract employees. This procedure is described in Chapter 2, Section 6. b. Submission of Investigation Documents. The Contractor shall submit the required documents below to the designated DOL Agency official within 14 calendar days of each contractor employee's placement on the contract in a High Risk, Moderate Risk, Low Risk, or Noncritical-Sensitive position. However, the Single Scope Background Investigation must be completed before the contractor employee is placed in a Critical-Sensitive position, unless the Department approves the placement of the contractor employee's placement in the position before the investigation is completed. The specific form that he or she completes depends on the risk or sensitivity level of the work that he or she will perform. These forms can be found on the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms. • The SF-85, Questionnaire for Nonsensitive Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Low Risk level. The minimum investigation required is a National Agency Check and Inquiries. • The SF-85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, is used with positions or work that are designated at the Moderate or High Risk level. The minimum investigation required for the Moderate Risk level is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation required for the High Risk level is a Background Investigation. • The SF-86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Noncritical-Sensitive or Critical-Sensitive level. The minimum investigation for Noncritical-Sensitive work is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation for Critical-Sensitive work is a Single Scope Background Investigation. The Contractor shall also ensure that each contractor employee is fingerprinted using Form FD-258. The Contractor can get copies of this form from the COR. The Contractor shall submit the following completed forms and documents to the for each contractor employee based on the risk or sensitivity level of work that such employee is performing: Low Risk: High/Moderate Risk: Critical/Noncritical Sensitive: SF-85 SF-85P SF-86 FD-258 FD-258 FD-258 OF-306 OF-306 OF-306 Application/Resume Application/resume Application/resume c. Temporary Contractor Employees. If the contractor employee is assigned to Low Risk work and is employed on a seasonal, daily, or intermittent basis, or for no more than 180 days, the NACI is not required. However, the Contractor shall submit the fingerprints of the contractor employee to the COR on a Form FD-258. 3. Adjudication a. Referral of Suitability Issues. When OPM has completed the contractor employee's background investigation, it shall send the report of investigation to the Department's Office of Executive Resources and Personnel Security (OERPS). If the report contains suitability issues, the OERPS will forward the report to the designated DOL Agency official for review and adjudication. b. Suitability Standard and Criteria. The suitability standard and criteria are described in Chapter 3, Section 3. c. Unfavorable Suitability Determination. If the designated DOL Agency official determines that the contractor employee is unsuitable, the Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor in writing that the contractor employee is denied access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems. If revoking access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems negatively impacts the contractor employee's ability to perform, he or she shall be removed from the contract. Any removal of a contractor employee shall not be considered grounds for a delay or adjustment claim from the Contractor. 4. Non-disclosure Agreement The Contractor shall require each contractor employee to review and sign the attached non-disclosure agreement (Attachment 6) when he or she begins work on the DOL contract. The Contractor must send the signed copy to the COR. (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS): N/A (XV) Offers are due no later than 12:00 P.M. ET on May 11, 2015. All offers must be e-mailed to the attention of Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov

CongressionalWebHarvesting

National Archives and Records Administration, NAA | Published May 27, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services 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; fixed-price quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NAMA-15-Q-0015 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective May 2015. This is not a small business set-aside under NAICS code 541519 with a standard of $27.5 million. The Government reserves the right to issue an order based on the initial quote without discussions of this procurement. BACKGROUND: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Center for Legislative Services (LL) is responsible for providing Congressional Web Harvesting, Hosting, and Operations and Maintenance services and support services for all the Public and all government agencies. In accordance with the terms and conditions of this solicitation and resulting contract the Contractor will provide Congressional Web Harvesting, Hosting, and Operations and Maintenance services and support services to the NARA/LL headquarters office. REQUIREMENTS: See Enclosure for Schedule of Prices. Please submit pricing in accordance with the directions and tables in the Schedule of Prices. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: In addition to the base period, starting July 15, 2015 and ending July 14,, 2016; there are three 12-month option periods. The first option period is July 15, 2016 thru July 14, 2017, the second option period is July 15, 2017 thru July 14, 2018 and the third option period is July 15, 2018 thru July 14, 2019. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The work will primarily be conducted at the Vendor's facility(ies). If work space is required at NARA facilities, a desk and telephone will be provided at Archives I. All software will be delivered to the National Archives and Records Administration, Center for Legislative Services, (Archives I) facility located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408. The following provisions and clauses are incorporated and are to remain in full force in any resultant fixed price purchase contract: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Item (APR 2014). Evaluation and issuance of the resulting fixed price contract will be in accordance with the procedures of FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items (OCT 2014). The contractor's quotation in response to the RFQ will be evaluated to determine if their response meet the requirement of this solicitation. The quoted price will be evaluated to determine price fare and reasonableness. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (MAR 2015)-offeror's shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically at https://www.sam.gov/index.html/#1. If the offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the SAM website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision--a copy of the provisions can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/ ; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Terms (MAY 2015). NARA Terms and Conditions (see Enclosure) are listed as addenda to the FAR clause 52.212-4. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015). (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: Paragraph (b) of this clause incorporates by reference the following FAR clauses: 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003), 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015), 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015), 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Jul 2014), 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014), 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Jul 2014), 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015), 52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008), and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration (Jul 2013). FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990). FAR 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. 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). FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 calendar days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed five years and six months, (End of Clause). 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (Apr 1984) applies to Option Year 1, Option Year 2 and Option Year 3. One copy of each quotation, Schedule of Prices (see Enclosure), and résumé for all quoted key personnel should be mailed to National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Attention: James Newell, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3340, College Park, MD 20740-6001 or e-mailed to: james.newell@nara.gov. Quotations should be received by 1:00 PM EDT on June 30, 2015. Failure to submit your quotation by the due date may result in rejection of the quote. Questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing to Mr. James Newell no later than 12:00PM EDT on June 15, 2015 to be considered. Vendors submitting via e-mail are cautioned to allow one extra business day for delivery and confirm receipt of quotation as the e-mail will need to pass through IT security. Failure to meet the deadline for receipt may result in rejection of the quotation as untimely. Telephonic responses will not be processed. FedBizOpsNet Numbered Note 1 applies. ENCLOSURE 1 SCHEDULE OF PRICES 1. SERVICES TO BE FURNISHED (a) The purpose of this contract is to acquire Congressional Web Harvesting, Hosting, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services Support for the National Archives and Records Administration. All work must be performed under the terms and conditions of this contract as either Fixed Price (FP) or Not-to-Exceed (NTE) amounts for Other Direct Costs, (ODC). (i) Fixed Price (FP). The Vendor is required to furnish all the work that can be identified in advance, both in sufficient detail and quantities, and for which a fair and reasonable price can be obtained. The fixed prices must include the fully burdened cost for delivering the services in accordance with the requirements of this RFQ. All work in the Performance Work Statement (PWS), except Other direct Costs, is considered fixed price work. (ii) Other Direct Costs. The Government is not obligated to pay for other direct costs under this contract unless it is required for work under this contract and in accordance with the contract's terms and conditions. The Vendor must not incur other direct costs unless authorized by the Contracting Officer in writing or verbally, followed up in writing, within one calendar day. The NTE amount listed is the maximum amount, listed in the performance year, the Government has reserved for other direct costs. Should the Vendor exceed this amount in the performance of work under this contract, it does so at its own risks. 2. PRICING OF BASE YEAR (a) Fixed Price Services. (i) The Vendor must identify the base year "Unit Price" and "Total Price" for the fixed-priced supplies/services described in Paragraph 4, Schedule of Prices. (A) The fixed "Unit Price" for each CLIN must be the Vendor's price for the services identified for the period of one month (MO). (B) The "Total Price" for each separately priced CLIN must be the fixed "Unit Price" multiplied by 12 to equal the price for the base year. (b) Other Direct Costs. Other Direct Cost, subcontract, applicable material, parts, etc. must not be included in Table 3(d); they must be priced according to the requirements of each contract for additional services and included in the price of the order. (c) Total Base Year Contract Price. The Total Base Year Contract Price is the sum of the fixed-price for Congressional Web Harvesting, Hosting, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services, and the NTE amounts for Other Direct Costs, and Travel if required. 3. PRICING OF OPTIONS (a) Option years will be priced using the procedure for pricing the contract base year. (b) The hourly rates in Table 3(d) must include the composite hourly rate that will be used in pricing only the labor portion of option CLINs 0007, 0011, and 0016, Other Direct Costs under this contract. However, the Government does not guarantee any hours will be ordered. (c) Total Option Year Contract Price. The "Total Option Year Contract Price" for each Option Year is the sum of the fixed-price for Congressional Web Harvesting, Hosting, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services and the Not-to-Exceed (NTE) amounts for Other Direct Costs and Travel if required. TABLE 3(d), Composite Hourly Rate Table Labor Category Fixed Hourly Rate Base Year Fixed Hourly Rate Option Year I Fixed Hourly Rate Option Year II Fixed Hourly Rate Option Year III *Include additional rows as necessary. 4. SCHEDULE OF PRICES (a) In accordance with this RFQ, the Vendor must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, transportation, and equipment described herein (except as specified to be furnished by the Government in the PWS, and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance. (b) For CLINs 0001, 0005, 0006, 0010, 0014, and 0015 insert unit prices quoted for each year. The Government has included Not-to-Exceed (NTE) amounts in CLINs 0002, 0007, 0011, and 0016 for Other Direct Costs and CLINs 0003, 0008, 0012, and 0017 for Data Deliverables, as Not Separately Priced (NSP). The Vendor must identify known ODC items. The Government reserves the right to not pay for ODCs which are not clearly identified in the Vendor's quotation. For evaluation purposes, the Price will be determined by multiplying the Quantity by the Unit Price. The Total Contract Price will be determined by adding the total price for each performance year. CLIN = Contract Line Item Number; PWS = Performance Work Statement; NSP = Not Separately Priced, NTE = Not to Exceed. LINE ITEM NO. (CLIN) SUPPLIES/SERVICE QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Base Year: 1-12 Months Prepare a Project Management Plan and Operation and Maintenance of Congressional Web. 12 Months 0002 Base Year: Other Direct Costs. (ODC). 1 LOT NTE $10,000.00 0003 Base Year: Data-Deliverables. 1 LOT NSP 0004 Base Year: RESERVED - - - - Base Year Total: LINE ITEM NO. (CLIN) SUPPLIES/SERVICE QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0005 Option Year I: 13-24 Months Conduct Web Harvest and Host Content of Federal Websites in accordance with the task identified in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). 12 Months 0006 Option Year I: Operation and Maintenance of Congressional Web. 12 Months 0007 Option Year I: Other Direct Costs. (ODC). 1 Lot NTE $10,000.00 0008 Option Year I: Data-Deliverables. 1 Lot NSP 0009 Option Year I: RESERVED - - - - Option Year I Total: LINE ITEM NO. (CLIN) SUPPLIES/SERVICE QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0010 Option Year II: 24-36 Months Operation and Maintenance of Congressional Web. 12 Months 0011 Option Year II: Other Direct Costs. (ODC). 1 Lot NTE $10,000.00 0012 Option Year II: Data-Deliverables. 1 Lot NSP 0013 Option Year II: RESERVED - - - - Option Year II Total: LINE ITEM NO. (CLIN) SUPPLIES/SERVICE QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0014 Option Year III: 36-48 Months Conduct Web Harvest and Host Content of Federal Websites in accordance with the task identified in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). 12 Months 0015 Option Year III: Operation and Maintenance of Congressional Web. 12 Months 0016 Option Year III: Other Direct Costs. (ODC). 1 Lot NTE $10,000.00 0017 Option Year III: Data-Deliverables. 1 Lot NSP 0018 Option Year III: RESERVED - - - - Option Year III Total: TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE: ENCLOSURE 2 Performance Work Statement For The National Archives and Records Administration Congressional Web Harvesting and Hosting 1.0 Purpose The purpose of this Performance Work Statement (PWS) is to provide support for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to host existing and newly harvested web sites; capture, transfer and provide access to a snapshot of Congressional websites at the end of two two-year Congressional terms. 2.0 Background NARA is an independent Federal Agency whose mission is to preserve and provide ready access to the historically valuable records of the Federal Government. Both the Government and the public rely on NARA to meet an almost unlimited range of information needs located in our holdings. To help achieve its mission, NARA has facilities nationwide including, the National Archives Building (Archives I) in Washington, D.C., the Archives II building in College Park, Maryland, 14 Presidential Libraries, 13 Regional Record Service Facilities, and the Federal Register. For more information about NARA see www.archives.gov. OMB Memorandum M-05-04 states that "the efficient, effective, and appropriately consistent use of Federal agency public websites is important to promote a more citizen centered government...(Websites) present government information or provide services to the public or a specific non-Federal user group and support the proper performance of an agency function" and as such are "information dissemination products as defined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, "Management of Federal Information Resources" thereby requiring records management. In accordance with these requirements and policies, NARA is issuing this PWS to contract services for the capture and transfer of Congressional websites at the end of each Congress. The Federal Records Act requires all website content to be archived. 3.0 Scope This PWS describes the project and related tasks to capture, transfer and provide access to a harvest of Congressional public websites at the end of the 114th and 115th Congresses. The following constitute the goals with respect to capturing an End-of-Congress web harvest: 1. Copying each Congressional website on the NARA-supplied list of URLs; 2. Providing NARA with a copy suitable for preservation preferably transferable directly onto NARA designated hard drive or in a format and on a media identified in this PWS; and 3. Providing Internet-based access to the segregated NARA collection of the past Federal and past and current Congressional websites by January 20, 2017 and subsequently by January 20, 2019; and, 4. Supporting transition to NARA or subsequent contractor for future harvests and hosting if needed as determined by NARA. Because of limitations of available Government resources in validating Contractor-delivered copies of Congressional website content, NARA will need to receive incremental deliveries of such, according to the schedule proposed by the selected Contractor and agreed to by the Government. NARA envisions the following scenario to successfully complete this PWS. 1. The Vendor must harvest an estimated 12 TB of content from Congressional websites according to the agreed upon schedule; (please note while the majority of web sites listed in the seed list fall under either www.senate.gov or www.house.gov the sites should be harvested only once and pointers provided from harvested content to any place it might appear in duplication. For example, while http://www.alexander.senate.gov can be located from a link under http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm, http://www.alexander.senate.gov should only occur once in the harvested content); 2. The Vendor must provide the Government with access to an Internet website of harvested content via which the Government will conduct quality control corroboration of the harvested content; 3. The Government will report any deficiencies to the Vendor so that those sites may be re-crawled; 4. After the Government has accepted an increment on the basis of its review of harvested content via the Vendor's website, the Vendor must embed metadata in each harvested website's homepage (i.e., top-level page); 5. The manifest and harvested content will be transferred directly onto hard disk drives provided to NARA for testing and acceptance before further transfers are made; 6. Upon Government acceptance of all content submitted directly to NARA on hard disk drives, the Vendor must then deliver to the Government two copies of websites in the Archive Research Catalog (ARC) or the WebARChive (WARC) format onto the hard drive. Full Government Acceptance of this deliverable will constitute final Government acceptance of this task. See Appendix A for complete list of technical transfer requirements. The harvest will be a domain/scope crawl of Congressional website content provided from seed list(s). Content refers to all content associated with a particular seed domain from that list. Website content includes embedded content that may be hosted on other websites, but that is viewable on senate.gov or house.gov domains. The Vendor must complete the first harvest by the end of the 114th Congress (estimated December 2016) and the second harvest by the end of the 115th Congress (estimated December 2018) to allow for the Government to have adequate time to perform quality control. Quality control will be performed throughout the course of the capture as well. For quality control purposes, the Government requires daily access to a Vendor-mounted secure and quality control website containing the incremental accretions of websites crawled. After Government acceptance of an increment of harvested content via the website, the Vendor must add cataloging information as metadata tags to the electronic copy of each website harvested. The Vendor must make the harvested content available to the public on the Internet on secure (See Security, Appendix A) Vendor-Owned and maintained systems. The Vendor must index the entire content as a stand-alone collection identified as NARA's collection. The Vendor must also sitemap (see www.sitemaps.org) the entire collection so that web crawlers may discover and index the contents. Five previous Web harvests, one Federal and four Congressional, (all of which will also be hosted by the winning Vendor) can be visited at http://webharvest.gov. 4.0 Specific Tasks Task 1 - Project Management Task 1A - (Base and Option Periods) The Vendor must provide the technical and functional activities at the contract level needed for the Project Management of this PWS. This includes productivity and management methods such as Quality Assurance, Work Breakdown Structuring, Risk Management, and Human Engineering. Key Personnel Identified. Project Manager. The vendor shall provide a Project Manager responsible for the day-to-day management of the tasks identified in the Performance Work Statement. Minimum Qualifications. The selected Project Manager must have a proven history of leading and managing integrated project teams of scope and complexity similar to this requirement. He/she must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be able to promote and work in a team environment. This individual must also have excellent interpersonal skills. The project manager will have at least 10 plus years experience directing multi-discipline teams, managing information technology related software development and configuration management and other similar programs. Education and Experience Requirements: Master Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering Mathematics or related field other task related equivalent and a minimum of four to six years of intensive and progressive experience in management on similar programs. 10 years experience supervising similar programs. Task 1B - (Base and Option Periods) Note: The Project Management Plan is required for the Base Period only. The Monthly Status Report is required for the Base and Option periods. Project Management Plan. The Vendor must prepare Project Management Plan (PMP) describing the technical approach, organizational resources, and management controls to be employed to meet the cost, performance, and scheduling requirements throughout contract execution. The PMP must also include the following: 1. Project Organization and Resources; 2. Technical Management Approach; 3. Risk Management Approach; 4. Cost/Schedule Management Approach; 5. Project Schedule and Milestones; and 6. Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The Plan shall include as a minimum, all tasks to be completed, start/end dates, resources, labor hours, costs and deliverables. It shall align with standards listed in NARA 805, Systems Development Lifecycle Handbook and Systems Development Guidelines. A draft Project Management Plan will be due as part of quotation submission and the final plan will be due five (5) working days after contract award. The Vendor shall provide continuous updates to the Plan as the document's content becomes outdated. The COR must approve all changes to the Project Management Plan. Task 1C - Monthly Status Report. The Vendor must provide a monthly status report which must include the following: 1. Labor hours expended (current month and cumulative); 2. Amount of funding expended (current month and cumulative); 3. Amount of funding remaining under this TO; 4. Current Estimate to Completion (ESC) and Estimate at Completion (EAC); 5. An updated project schedule; 6. List of requirements changes identified/closed/concluded; 7. Complete report on all action items; Task 1D - Kick-off Meeting (Base Period Only) Within five (5) working days following the issuance of the PMP, the Vendor must set up a meeting with the NARA team to coordinate project roles, responsibilities, and schedules. NARA will be prepared to discuss the project and to answer any questions relative to the task. The Vendor must be prepared to discuss the proposed PMP, including the schedule and resources. Any updates or changes to the plan must be reflected as part of the meeting minutes. Any subsequent updates or changes to the plan must be reflected as part of the monthly status reports defined in Task 1B. Because of limited availability of Government resources necessary to validate the Vendor's copy of harvested Congressional website content, the Vendor must provide an incremental delivery schedule to be finalized at the kick-off meeting. Task 1 Deliverables: Project Management Plan Monthly Status Reports Kick-off Meeting Minutes of the Kick-off Meeting. 4.1. Task 2 - Web Harvesting ( Option Periods I and III) The Vendor must perform a web harvest of Congressional website content based upon a seed list to be created at the time of the harvest. An updated seed list will provided to the vendor at the appropriate time preceding the beginning of the crawling period. The web harvest should begin in mid- to late-September using the NARA-supplied seed list. This early-period crawling will be used to determine the accuracy of the seed lists, and to identify any possible technical issues that may prevent content from being captured. Access to crawl data will be provided via a Vendor-mounted, secure website in order for Government staff to perform quality assurance checks on the content as crawling occurs. The website should be password-protected and capable of supporting up to 10 simultaneous users. The Vendor must add cataloging information as metadata tags to the electronic copy of each website harvested. That cataloging information must be associated with the homepage of each site harvested and consists of: c. Time of harvest d. IP address e. Mime type of the file f. Checksum The Vendor must directly transfer sample content onto hard disk drives for NARA in the format described in Appendix A with the manifest included for testing on NARA systems and acceptance before production copies are transferred. (Acceptance is measured by successful processing of content into NARA's Congressional Records Instance of ERA with a complete and accurate manifest of content into that system.) The Vendor must deliver two copies of websites in approved/metadata-embedded ARC or WARC format preferably directly onto designated hard disk drives for NARA, and documentation. See Appendix A for a complete list of technical transfer requirements. The Vendor should provide all physical transfers under this task in accordance with technical specifications provided in Appendix A and subject to NARA ability to process. The Vendor must use an over-night shipping method (e.g. UPS or Federal Express) to transport the data. Upon receipt of the data, the Government will complete review of the increment and provide comments to the vendor within 10 business days. If hard disk drives cannot be read by NARA systems they will be returned to the vendor for re-processing. The Vendor must provide an American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text file describing the websites crawled. This text file must contain the: 1. Number of URLs harvested on the hard drive, 2. Number of 404's errors encountered, 3. List of Member, committee and institutional offices contained, 4. Amount of data transferred, 5. Number of files transferred, and 6. Filename of starting page for each agency. The Vendor must provide a final report on the status of harvested content from each of the URLs provided by NARA. That report must include an estimate of the percentage of each site harvested successfully, and an explanation for any un-harvested content. Task 2 Deliverables: Incremental Deliveries Each Containing: ● Daily access to the harvested content through the Internet. ● Two (2) copies each (a master and a backup) of the entire Congressional web harvest crawls, as well as metadata in the ARC or WARC format in which the Vendor provides access to the Government via the Internet for quality control purposes. ● For each increment transferred directly onto the hard disk drive, an ASCII text file, specifying the information enumerated above. ● Final report on the status of harvested content from each of the URLs provided by NARA. 4.2. Task 3 - Internet Access to Harvested Content (Base Period and Option Periods) Task 3A - Access to the NARA Collection The Vendor must make the harvested content available to the public on the Internet on Vendor-owned and maintained secure systems that appear as part of the harvested collection already begun at http://www.webharvest.gov. The site must be capable of supporting 250 simultaneous users/hour and adhere to the security requirements outlined in the technical specifications provided in Appendix A. The Vendor must index the entire content as a stand-alone collection identified as NARA's collection. The Vendor must design and implement a homepage through which the collection is accessed and to which NARA may link. That home page must include a description of how and when the web content was collected and an alphabetical listing or sitemap of the agencies represented in the collection. The listing or site map must link users automatically to each harvested Congressional website in the collection. The home page must also include a Frequently Asked Questions page detailing common issues with harvesting and displaying harvested content. The Vendor must ensure that content and appearance of the Congressional websites is exactly equivalent to that of the Websites copied off the Internet during the dates of the harvest, allowing exception for content that cannot be captured due to limitations with conventional web harvesting technology. Exceptions will be to support NARA (e.g., by the vendor writing applets) in making suitable disclaimer statements to be supplied by NARA or to make other minor changes as directed by NARA. The web pages as stored on the server are unmodified, and the text is "injected" into the page streaming to the user's browser when the user accesses a page. The Vendor must provide for a level of service in Website response time and functionality for content that meets the Quality of Service parameters set forth in Appendix B. The search engine must allow public web searching by URL, and by full text. The search engine end-user interface must comply with standard usability guidelines, which are available at http://www.usability.gov, and must comply with Section 508 accessibility guidelines, which are available at http://www.section508.gov. The Vendor must deliver two copies of the web accessible collection in the format through which it is made available on a yearly basis or whenever that format may change. Task 3B - Hosting Statistics The Vendor must provide a monthly report to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on all available hosting statistics to NARA. The report must include statistics on site usage including the number of visitor sessions on the website and the domain names from which those visits originated, report of top search queries, potential security compromises, and site performance, based on the Quality of Service parameters set forth in Appendix B. In addition to the individual item deliveries, all reports, agreements, plans, minutes, summaries, statistics, etc., should be accumulated and assembled in one PDF document (Deliverable Document Collection) with each item and the item sections bookmarked. This document will accumulate all delivery material (except the actual harvest and its associated files) in one place and one format and will be the single point for accessing deliverables for the entire length of the contract. Task 3 - Deliverables: ● Internet access to the segregated NARA Collection. ● Two (2) copies of the collection in the format through which it is made available on a 12-month basis or whenever the format changes. ● Service Level Agreement. ● Monthly statistical report. 5.0. Deliverable/Delivery Schedule PWS Task Deliverable Title Work Days (WD) Calendar Days (CD) Quantities / Media 1B Project Management Plan 5 WD after TO or modification award (Base Periods ) 5 / email 1B Monthly Status Reports 10th WD of each month (Base Period and Option Periods) 5 / email 1C Kick-Off Meeting 10 WD after TO award (Base Period Only) 1 / Event 1C Kick-Off Meeting Minutes 1 WD after Kick-Off Meeting (Base Period Only) 5 / paper 1 / email 2 Access to Vendor's website, upon which incremental content of harvested websites will appear, with the previous four harvests loaded and the site ready for incremental content of harvested Federal websites will appear for NARA review. By 11/1/2016 (Option One) If Exercised, by 11/1/2018 (Option III) 1 website supporting 10 simultaneous NARA users 2 Sample content of encrypted data onto hard disk drive for NARA of sample content in specified format with manifest as described in Appendix A Prior to transfer of master on hard drive (If exercised, Option Periods One and III) 1 copy that validates 2 Encrypted data onto hard disk drives of all websites comprising an approved increment, with prescribed metadata embedded in home page of each website. ASCII report of contents to be included as the first file as transferred onto the hard drive. Media to be appropriately externally labeled. By 11/01/2016, if Option Period Two is exercised; by 11/01/2018, if Option Period Three is exercised 2 2 Encrypted data transferred onto NARA's hard drive of aggregated copies of websites comprising an approved increment, with prescribed metadata embedded in home page of each website. ASCII report of contents to be included as the first file onto the hard drive. Media to be appropriately labeled. If Exercised, by mid-November, 2016, Option Period One If Exercised, by mid-November 2018, Option Period III. 2 2 Encrypted data transferred onto hard disk drive for NARA of aggregated copies of websites comprising all approved increments, with prescribed metadata embedded in home page of each website. ASCII report of contents to be included as the first file on the transfer media. Media to be appropriately labeled. By mid-December, 2016 Option Period One If Exercised, by mid-December, 2018 (Option III) 2 3A Vendor's Internet site providing access to the previous collection to the general public From the date of contract award 1 3B Vendor's Internet site providing access to the total collection to the general public By February 1, 2017 for the first harvest and, if exercised, by February 1, 2019 for the second harvest. (Option Periods One and Three) 1 3B Annual copies of Vendor's internet site (or when format of Vendor's site changes) For Option Period One and III harvest, 30 WDs after site goes live. 2 3B Service level agreement (Base and Option Periods) 5 3C Monthly hosting statistics 30 WD increments after Vendor site goes live (Option Periods One and Three) 5 3C Deliverable Document Collection Every six months (Base and Option Periods) 5 Within 10 business days after delivery of a project deliverable the Government will either accept the deliverable or notify the vendor, in writing and in reasonable detail, of the manner in which the deliverable does not comply with its basis for acceptance. Lack of such notice will be considered acceptance of the deliverable. 6.0. Administrative Considerations 6.1. Place of Performance/Work Location The work will primarily be conducted at the Vendor's facility(ies). If work space is required at NARA facilities, a desk and telephone will be provided at Archives I. 6.2. Period of Performance and Contract Type The period of performance will commence on the date of contract award (and upon initial contract funding) for a 12-month base period and three 12-month option periods. Funding for the option periods will be subject to the availability of funds. The contract type is Firm Fixed Price. 6.3. Travel Local. No cost will be paid for local travel, meal, and/or incidental expenses. Local travel is considered to be any travel within a 75-mile radius of Washington, DC. Non-local. No cost will be paid for local travel, meal, and/or incidental expenses. Local travel is considered to be any travel outside of a 75-mile radius of Washington, DC. Video Conference. As a cost reduction measure, all meetings will be held in Washington, DC at Archive I or College Park, MD at Archive II. If the Vendor desires, Video Conferencing using ISDN can support meetings. The Vendor must initiate the videoconference by calling NARA's ISDN line phone number. The number will be supplied to the winning Vendor when needed. 7.0. Disclosure of Information: The Vendor must not release to anyone outside the Vendor's organization any information, regardless of medium (e.g., film, tape, documents, hard drive) pertaining to any part of this contract or analysis related to this contract, unless the Contracting Officer (CO) has given prior written approval or the information is otherwise in the public domain. All of the policies and procedures that pertain to Government employees with respect to the handling of classified and sensitive data will also be imposed upon the Vendor. Appendix A Technical Specifications 1. Transferred content is limited to what is accessed over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). 2. Sites should be harvested only once and pointers provided from harvested content to any place it might appear in duplication. For example, while http://alexandar.senate.gov/ can be located from a link under http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm, 3. http://alexander.senate.gov/ should only occur once in the harvested record. 4. Vendor must harvest all component parts of web content records including any image, audio, video or proprietary formats within the domains articulated in the seed list. 5. Vendor must harvest web content in either the ARC format (http://www.archive.org/web/researcher/ArcFileFormat.php) or it's modification as presented to the ISO, the WARC format. The WARC format is an initiative to define a standard web archiving format. Sponsored by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (http://netpreserve.org/about-us), WARC builds on and is backward compatible with the ARC format, which has been in use since 1996. 6. Vendor must redirect all links within the web content record that is being transferred so that they remain active in the transferred records. 7. Vendor must render all external links from the transferred web content record non-functional (i.e., cauterized). 8. Vendor must ensure that the filename of each file transferred, inclusive of both the path (or directory) name and the filename itself, must be no longer than 255 characters. 9. Vendor must transfer web content records to designated hard disk drive for NARA. 10. Drives should be commercially available, industry standard drives. Drives should be formatted in Linux using the industry standard file system installed by default, i.e. currently it is the ext3 file system. At the root of the disk there will need to be three directories defined: /pri /bu /indexes In the primary directory you will place: - WARC files (current ISO standard - CD 28500) - Manifests - Checksums - Logs - Other files deemed critical to the preservation or documentation of the source material The bu directory is the back-up replica of the pri directory. The /indexes directory contains the indexes generated to enable access to the source materials via browse or full text search. NARA may also request a copy of the software used to generate the indexes be included with delivery of the data on the same drive or on a separate drive. The manifest used to create the disk must also be made available to NARA for download via the Web in order to facilitate validation of the drive and its contents upon receipt. Manifest Content: The volume manifest must be a well-formed XML document. It will consist of an element named data-manifest. This data-manifest element will contain exactly one disk element with an attribute of vol. The vol attribute value will be set equal to the disk drive identifier (i.e., the volume label). The data-manifest element will also contain exactly one files element. The files element will contain one or more file elements with an attribute of label. The label attribute value will be set equal to the file identifier (i.e., the file label). The file element value will be set equal to the file pathname, up to 4096 characters (carriage returns and spaces are allowed, but will not be filtered out). A sample of a manifest is presented below. As long as the completed manifest is well-formed XML, additional information may be stored there at the discretion of the agency making the disk. nara-peth2004-disk028000 www.senate.gov 20161014224609 20161120001726 www.senate.gov 39bd3ec59a11ea5da5ad6d438ccb5c0d text/html 181187 84788 856 2603103 028000,028002,028004,028006,028008 028001,028003,028005,028007,028009 tape-manifest.xml amc.gov/site-manifest.xml amc.gov/amc.gov-20161028005957-00000- crawling004.archive.org.arc.gz amc.gov/amc.gov-20161028005957-00000- crawling004.archive.org.dat.gz amc.gov/amc.gov.cdx alexander.senate.gov/site- manifest.xml alexander.senate.gov/alexander.senate.gov- 20161028210845-00000-crawling004.archive.org.arc.gz 11. Security of Web Harvest Content - Vendor Responsibility The Vendor is responsible for the security of harvested web content hosted on their web site. In addition to physical security of the site, the Vendor network should be secured by a port-blocking firewall. Security and monitoring of harvested data hosted by Vendor should be accomplished through a mix of both internal and external systems. Two copies of harvested data must be maintained on separate networks. Those two copies should be checked regularly to show identical holdings, and verified against a local manifest file. To ‘refresh' data onto the physical media and detect data corruption, data integrity should be maintained through data ‘scrubbing', or reading a file, digitally fingerprinting it through a hash, comparing this with a previous fingerprint or hash and rewriting the content to new blocks on a disk. Successes and failures to match expected results must be logged and appropriate individuals notified in the case of failure. Any reported problems should be individually investigated and repaired manually, by replacing failed hardware or restoring content from alternate copies. Service availability and system performance and operation must be automatically monitored by the Vendor. Incidents such as service outage or a service performance parameter exceeding operating tolerances should be immediately detected, tracked on system support tools and addressed. The NARA Contract Officer's Representative (COR) is listed as a recipient for any intrusion or data corruption email alerts and should receive notification at such time. The COR is also notified in advance of any routine maintenance or system reconfiguration with the potential of service disruption. Appendix B Quality of Service Parameters for Hosting the Congressional Website Harvest This section of the PWS identifies the levels of service that the Vendor must provide for the web harvest. The Government reserves the right to renegotiate the service level agreements resulting from these parameters based on changing business needs. Service Service Level and Performance Range Acceptable (Green Zone) Marginal (Yellow Zone) Unsatisfactory (Red Zone) System Availability 98% availability for public users accessing the system via the Internet 365 days/year, 24 hours/day, 7 days /week. (e.g. 365x24x7) In measuring the availability, the websites must not be down, nor functioning at an unacceptable level of service, for more than 14.6 hours (total) every month. Time associated with prior scheduled and approved maintenance must not be included in the downtime availability determination. Unacceptable level is defined as 14.6 hours (total) non-availability during a month 36 hours (total) non-availability during a month Average system response time Nominally less than 12 seconds (on average over the course of a week) Nominally less than 13 seconds (on average over the course of a week) Nominally less than 14 seconds (on average over the course of a week) Provide written affirmations identifying upgrades and patches that have been applied to the system or that are scheduled to be applied. COB on Monday for the prior week NLT COB on Tuesday for the prior week Later than COB on Wed. for the prior week Provide weekly statement affirming that required backups have been performed during the week COB on Monday for the prior week NLT COB on Tuesday for the prior week Later than COB on Wed. for the prior week Provide weekly report on statistics on public use of the system COB on Tuesday for the prior week NLT COB on Wednesday for the prior week Later than COB on Thurs for the prior week Provide weekly report on numbers of simultaneous users, database query time, and system response time COB on Tuesday for the prior week NLT COB on Wednesday for the prior week Later than COB on Thurs for the prior week Provide monthly synopsis of problems encountered during the month, by level NLT five (5) business days after the end of the month NLT seven (7) business days after the end of the month NLT ten (10) business days after the end of the month Generate and deliver ad hoc SLA exception reports on an as required basis when service-level targets are not being met and when it first becomes apparent that a service level metric is not being achieved Provide SLA exception report within 1 business day of exception Provide SLA exception report within 2 business days of the exception Provide SLA exception report after 2 business days or fail to provide report Level 1 Problem Resolution IAW 2.1.1 Notify NARA PM < 1 hour Fix < 1 hour Notify NARA PM < 2 hours Fix < 2 hours Notify NARA PM > 2 hours Fix > 2 hours Level 2 Problem Resolution IAW 2.1.2 Notify NARA PM < 4 hours Fix < 24 hours Notify NARA PM < 8 hours Fix < 48 hours Notify NARA PM > 8 hours Fix > 48 hours Level 3 Problem Resolution IAW 2.1.3 Notify NARA PM < 16 hours Fix < 5 business days Notify NARA PM < 24 hours Fix < 10 business days Notify NARA PM < 32 hours Fix < 10 business days Problem Resolution and Response Times Priority Levels for Trouble Resolution Level 1 Problems The system is disabled. The Vendor will assign sufficient resources to resolve the problems as quickly as possible with the goal of restoring and maintaining the service levels agreed to in this document. By "disabled," it is meant that none of the web pages work. The nominal target for resolution of Level 1 problems is 1 hour or less; unless it is beyond the control of the Vendor in instances such as loss of power, Internet or security disruptions (including denial of service attacks), and natural disasters. However, for Level 1 problems the Vendor will work in good faith and use continuous effort to resolve the problem until an acceptable fix is installed and tested and until the system is back to normal operations. The Vendor must continuously monitor Level 1 problems and will notify NARA of the status via periodic updates. For Level 1 problems, during normal business hours of operations, the target for notification of the NARA Project Manager will be one (1) hour starting at the time that the problem is first reported by either NARA or Vendor personnel. Level 2 Problems The website is severely degraded. An example of a Level 2 problem is if the public is experiencing Internet errors (File 404 or 500), or is experiencing difficulty downloading audio or video files, or other issues where the public is unable to use the website effectively. Level 2 problems that have no workarounds will have a target resolution of 24 hours depending on the corrective actions required to return the system to normal operations. The Vendor will communicate these corrective actions and resolution timeframes to NARA. The Vendor will assign sufficient resources to fix the problem in the target resolution time frame. For Level 2 problems, during normal business hours of operations, the target for notification of the NARA Project Manager will be 4 hours starting at the time that the problem is first reported to either NARA or Vendor personnel. For Level 2 problems, the Vendor will work to resolve the problem and will attempt to provide a solution within 24 hours after problem identification. Any deviations from this service level of commitment will normally be authorized in advance by the NARA PM. Subsequently they must be explained and justified in an SLA exception report. Level 3 Problems - Bug Fixes and Nuisance Errors The system is operational and performing normally with the exception of a bug or a nuisance error in the system. For Level 3 problems, during normal business hours of operations, the target for notification of the NARA Project Manager will be within 2 business days (e.g., 16 business hours) starting at the time that the problem is first reported by either NARA or Vendor personnel. The Vendor must research such errors on request from NARA with the goal of fixing the error within 5 business days. If the error or bug cannot be reasonably resolved within 5 business days, the Vendor will provide a response back to the NARA Project Manager indicating that the problem is more severe with an estimate of the timeframe to resolve the error. Appendix C QUALITY ASSURANCE SURVEILLANCE PLAN (QASP) FOR CONGRESSIONAL WEB HARVEST AND HOSTING SERVICES 1.0 INTRODUCTION: This Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) has been developed to provide the Quality Assurance Evaluator/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and other Government evaluators a summary of the key performance standards required in the contract, performance levels, and method of surveillance normally used for that performance standard listed in the Performance of Work Statement (PWS). The QASP describes a systematic method to evaluate receipt by the Government of acceptable services the Vendor is required to furnish. The Vendor is required to provide satisfactory performance in all areas of the contract. Before invoices can be paid, a determination by the COR must first be made that satisfactory services have been received. Any non-conformance with contract requirements is a "defect." A defect may be recorded for each item evaluated that failed to meet the standards as required by the subject PWS paragraph(s). Examples of defects that will be recorded include, but are not limited to: a. Failure to perform a required task; b. Failure to take corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of less than satisfactory performance; or c. Performance of less than satisfactory work (quality work consists of completing the work in accordance with the appropriated PWS specifications or best industry practices). Quality Assurance is based on the premise that the Vendor, and not the Government, is responsible for management and quality control actions to meet the terms of the contract.

Mac Book Pro Computers

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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  COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS   This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) _2005-89, Effective _15 Aug 2016_.   The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is _334111 , with a small business size standard of _1,250 employees. The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is _7010_     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase_MAC Book Pro Computers.  All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:     __X__ See Attached Inquiry of Availability                ______ See Below   Supplies:  Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.       Estimated Delivery Time: __________________ DUNS NO.: ________________________ **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________     The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated. Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1. FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2. FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management 3. FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" (Oct 2015) a. FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: • This procurement is for new equipment ONLY. No remanufactured or "gray market" items are acceptable. All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. • Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions • Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured.   4. FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" (July 2016) 5. FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan Exceeding $700,000 6. FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7. FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest • The Contracting Officer's address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375   a. NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror:   1. FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2015) 2. FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (Feb 1999) 3. FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance (Apr 1984) 4. FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act - Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act                               Certificate Alternate III (May 2014)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1. FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items" (May 2015)   a. The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4:   ·         FAR 52.202-1, Definitions  (Nov 2013) ·         FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities (Apr 1984) ·         FAR 52.203-6, Alt I - Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006) ·         FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (Oct 2010) ·         FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights  (Apr 2014) ·         FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper (May 2011) ·         FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards Exceeding $30,000 (Oct 2015) ·         FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts (Sep 2013) ·         FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) ·         FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) ·         FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract (Feb 2000) ·         FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) ·         FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) ·         FAR 52.245-1, Government Property  (Apr 2012) ·         FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services (Apr 2012) ·         FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges (Apr 2012) ·         FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination (Nov 1991) ·         FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998)   2. FAR 52.212-5, "Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders" (Jun 2016)   The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:   • Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(19), (b)(25 - 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(46), (b)(52) 3. DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised May 10, 2016):   ·         DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.203-7003, Agency Office of the Inspector General (DEC 2012) ·         DFARS 252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (NOV 2011) ·         DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure (SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7013, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Offeror (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.204-7014, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Contractors (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.204-7015, Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DEC 1991) ·         DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation (MAR 2016) ·         DFARS 252.211-7006, Passive Radio Frequency Identification (SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property (AUG 2012) ·         DFARS 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers (SEP 2010) ·         DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System-Statistical Reporting in Past Performance (JUN 2015) Evaluations Less Than or Equal to $1 Million ·         DFARS 252.215-7007, Notice of Intent to Resolicit (JUN 2012) ·         DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer (OCT 2013) ·         DFARS 252.219-7000, Advancing Small Business Growth ·         DFARS 252.219-7003, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts) – Basic (MAR 2016) Alternate I (MAR 2016) ·         DFARS 252.219-7004, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program) (OCT 2014) ·         DFARS 252.223-7008, Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act - Balance of Payments Program Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014)  Alternate I (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program – Basic (NOV 2014)  ·         DFARS 252.225-7006, Acquisition of the American Flag (AUG 2015) ·         DFARS 252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (MAR 2013) DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals (OCT 2014)     Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article-Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate (JUL 2009)    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (FEB 2013) Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7013, Duty-Free Entry (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7015, Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools (JUN 2005)  Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7016, Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings (JUN 2011) ·         DFARS 252.225-7017, Photovoltaic Devices (JUN 2016)     Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7018, Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate (JAN 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7020, Trade Agreements Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements - Basic (JUN 2016) Alternate II (JUN 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7035, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program – Basic (NOV 2014)        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers  (JUN 2005) DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) ·         DFARS 252.225-7049, Prohibition on Acquisition of Commercial Satellite Services from Certain Foreign Entities—Representations (OCT 2015) ·         DFARS 252.225-7050, Disclosure of Ownership or Control by the Government of a Country that is a State Sponsor of Terrorism (OCT 2015)    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns (SEP 2004) Exceeding $500,000 ·         DFARS 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data - Noncommercial Items (FEB 2014) Alternate I (JUN 1995) ·         DFARS 252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items (FEB 2014) ·         DFARS 252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (JUN 2012) ·         DFARS 252.232-7009, Mandatory Payment by Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card (DEC 2006) ·         DFARS 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments(DEC 2006) ·         DFARS 252.232-7011, Payments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency Operations (MAY 2013) ·         DFARS 252.237-7010, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.237-7019, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.239-7009, Representation of Use of Cloud Computing (SEP 2015) ·         DFARS 252.239-7010, Cloud Computing Services (AUG 2015) ·         DFARS 252.239-7017, Notice of Supply Chain Risk (NOV 2013) ·         DFARS 252.239-7018, Supply Chain Risk (OCT 2015) ·         DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment (DEC 2012) ·         DFARS 252.244-7000, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7003, Notification of Potential Safety Issues (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations (OCT 2010) ·         DFARS 252.246-7003 Notification of Potential Safety Issues (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7004 Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations.

Directional Converters

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published June 9, 2016  -  Deadline June 22, 2016
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The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 5935,     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase Directional Converters .   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Specification Sheet                                    ______ See Chart Below     Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.      Estimated Delivery Time: __________________   DUNS NO.: ________________________       **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________  The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.      FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.      FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.       FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·         This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·         Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·         Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.      FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.      FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.      FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.      FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·         The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.      NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.      FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.      FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.      FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.      FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.       FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.       The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·         FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·         FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·         FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·         FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·         FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·         FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·         FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·         FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·         FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·         FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·         FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·         FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·         FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·         FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·         FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·         FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·         FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·         FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.      FAR 52.212-5, “Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders” (February 2016) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: ·         Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14)(ii), (b)(19), (b)(25), (b)(28 – 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(44), (b)(46), (b)(50) 3.  DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised December 30, 2015): , Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials , Agency Office of the Inspector General ·         DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls ·         DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information ·         DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure , Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting ·         DFARS 252.204-7015, Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors ·         DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders                           Exceeding $1Million ·         DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation , Passive Radio Frequency Identification , Reporting of Government-Furnished Property , Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers ·         DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting in Past Performance Evaluations     Less Than or Equal to $1 Million , Notice of Intent to Resolicit ·         DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer ·         DFARS 252.219-7003, ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.223-Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium ·         DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act – Balance of Payments Program Certificate ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.225-7001,  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program ·         DFARS  252.225-7002,  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors  252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals ·         DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals            Exceeding $150,000 , Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate  Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities                                          Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7013,  Duty-Free Entry ·         DFARS  252.225-7015,  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools ·                                                   Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7016,  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings ·         DFARS  252.225-7017,  Photovoltaic Devices    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7021,  Trade Agreements ·         Alternate II ·         DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns                                           Exceeding $500,000 ·         DFARS  252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data -  Noncommercial Items ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items ·         DFARS  252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data , , , Cloud Computing Services , Notice of Supply Chain Risk , Supply Chain Risk ·         DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment , Subcontracts for Commercial Items , Notification of Potential Safety Issues , Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations       All quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.

Optiplex 7040

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published May 23, 2016  -  Deadline June 6, 2016
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The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 7010,     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase Optiflex 7040 Micro Form Factor XCTO.   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Inquiry of Availability                                    ______ See Chart Below     Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.      Estimated Delivery Time: __________________   DUNS NO.: ________________________       **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________  The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.      FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.      FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.       FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·         This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·         Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·         Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.      FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.      FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.      FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.      FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·         The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.      NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.      FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.      FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.      FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.      FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.       FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.       The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·         FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·         FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·         FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·         FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·         FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·         FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·         FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·         FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·         FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·         FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·         FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·         FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·         FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·         FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·         FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·         FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·         FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·         FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.      FAR 52.212-5, “Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders” (February 2016) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: ·         Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14)(ii), (b)(19), (b)(25), (b)(28 – 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(44), (b)(46), (b)(50) 3.  DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised December 30, 2015): , Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials , Agency Office of the Inspector General ·         DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls ·         DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information ·         DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure , Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting ·         DFARS 252.204-7015, Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors ·         DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders                           Exceeding $1Million ·         DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation , Passive Radio Frequency Identification , Reporting of Government-Furnished Property , Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers ·         DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting in Past Performance Evaluations     Less Than or Equal to $1 Million , Notice of Intent to Resolicit ·         DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer ·         DFARS 252.219-7003, ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.223-Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium ·         DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act – Balance of Payments Program Certificate ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.225-7001,  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program ·         DFARS  252.225-7002,  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors  252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals ·         DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals            Exceeding $150,000 , Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate  Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities                                          Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7013,  Duty-Free Entry ·         DFARS  252.225-7015,  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools ·                                                   Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7016,  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings ·         DFARS  252.225-7017,  Photovoltaic Devices    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7021,  Trade Agreements ·         Alternate II ·         DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns                                           Exceeding $500,000 ·         DFARS  252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data -  Noncommercial Items ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items ·         DFARS  252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data , , , Cloud Computing Services , Notice of Supply Chain Risk , Supply Chain Risk ·         DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment , Subcontracts for Commercial Items , Notification of Potential Safety Issues , Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations       All quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.

Acoustic Ophic Frequency Shifters & Accessories

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published May 10, 2016  -  Deadline May 25, 2016
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The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 5995.     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase web and database development services.   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Inquiry of Availability    Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.     The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.     FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.     FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.     FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.      FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·       This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·       Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·       Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.     FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.     FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.     FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.     FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·       The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.     NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.     FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.     FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.     FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.     FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.      The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·       FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·       FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·       FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·       FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·       FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·       FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·       FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·       FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·       FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·       FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·       FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·       FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·       FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·       FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·       FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·       FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·       FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·       FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.     FAR 52.212-5, “Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders” (February 2016) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: ·       Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14)(ii), (b)(19), (b)(25), (b)(28 – 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(44), (b)(46), (b)(50) 3.  DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised December 30, 2015): , Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials , Agency Office of the Inspector General ·       DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls ·       DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information ·       DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure , Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting ·       DFARS 252.204-7015, Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors ·       DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders                           Exceeding $1Million ·       DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation , Passive Radio Frequency Identification , Reporting of Government-Furnished Property , Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers ·       DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting in Past Performance Evaluations     Less Than or Equal to $1 Million , Notice of Intent to Resolicit ·       DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer ·       DFARS 252.219-7003, ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.223-Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium ·       DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act – Balance of Payments Program Certificate ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.225-7001,  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program ·       DFARS  252.225-7002,  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors  252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals ·       DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals            Exceeding $150,000 , Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate  Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities                                          Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7013,  Duty-Free Entry ·       DFARS  252.225-7015,  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools ·                                                 Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7016,  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings ·       DFARS  252.225-7017,  Photovoltaic Devices    Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7021,  Trade Agreements ·       Alternate II ·       DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·       DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers ·       DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers ·       DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns                                           Exceeding $500,000 ·       DFARS  252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data -  Noncommercial Items ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items ·       DFARS  252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data , , , Cloud Computing Services , Notice of Supply Chain Risk , Supply Chain Risk ·       DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment , Subcontracts for Commercial Items , Notification of Potential Safety Issues , Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations    All quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.

Web and Database System Development Services

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published May 9, 2016  -  Deadline May 24, 2016
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The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 7371.     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase web and database development services.   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Inquiry of Availability and Statement of Work    ______ See Chart Below     Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.    Estimated Delivery Time: __________________   DUNS NO.: ________________________       **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________      The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.     FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.     FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.     FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.      FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·       This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·       Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·       Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.     FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.     FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.     FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.     FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·       The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.     NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.     FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.     FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.     FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.     FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.      The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·       FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·       FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·       FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·       FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·       FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·       FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·       FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·       FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·       FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·       FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·       FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·       FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·       FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·       FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·       FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·       FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·       FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·       FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.     FAR 52.212-5, “Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders” (February 2016) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: ·       Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14)(ii), (b)(19), (b)(25), (b)(28 – 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(44), (b)(46), (b)(50) 3.  DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised December 30, 2015): , Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials , Agency Office of the Inspector General ·       DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls ·       DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information ·       DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure , Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting ·       DFARS 252.204-7015, Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors ·       DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders                           Exceeding $1Million ·       DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation , Passive Radio Frequency Identification , Reporting of Government-Furnished Property , Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers ·       DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting in Past Performance Evaluations     Less Than or Equal to $1 Million , Notice of Intent to Resolicit ·       DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer ·       DFARS 252.219-7003, ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.223-Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium ·       DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act – Balance of Payments Program Certificate ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.225-7001,  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program ·       DFARS  252.225-7002,  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors  252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals ·       DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals            Exceeding $150,000 , Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate  Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities                                          Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7013,  Duty-Free Entry ·       DFARS  252.225-7015,  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools ·                                                 Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7016,  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings ·       DFARS  252.225-7017,  Photovoltaic Devices    Exceeding $150,000 ·       DFARS  252.225-7021,  Trade Agreements ·       Alternate II ·       DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·       DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers ·       DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers ·       DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns                                           Exceeding $500,000 ·       DFARS  252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data -  Noncommercial Items ·       Alternate I ·       DFARS  252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items ·       DFARS  252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data , , , Cloud Computing Services , Notice of Supply Chain Risk , Supply Chain Risk ·       DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment , Subcontracts for Commercial Items , Notification of Potential Safety Issues , Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations       All quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.

40G Network Infrastructure Upgrade

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published May 11, 2016  -  Deadline May 25, 2016
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The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is J070,     The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase 40G Network Infrastructure Upgrade (NG Firewall).   All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___See Attached Inquiry of Availability                                    ______ See Chart Below     Supplies:   Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.      Estimated Delivery Time: __________________   DUNS NO.: ________________________       **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________          The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated.  Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.   The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1.      FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2.      FAR 52.204-7, System For Award Management 3.      FAR 52.212-1, “Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items” (April, 2014) a.       FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: ·         This procurement is for new equipment ONLY.  No remanufactured or “gray market” items are acceptable.  All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. ·         Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions ·         Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured. 4.      FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items” (November 2013) 5.      FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan      Exceeding $700,000 6.      FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7.      FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest ·         The Contracting Officer’s address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375 a.      NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror: 1.      FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 2.      FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 3.      FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance 4.      FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act – Free Trade Agreements – Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (Nov 2012)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, “Offerors Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items.” If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1.       FAR 52.212-4, “Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items” (September, 2013) a.       The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: ·         FAR 52.202-1, Definitions ·         FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities ·         FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights ·         FAR 52.203-6, Alt I – Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government ·         FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions ·         FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper ·         FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards               Exceeding  $30,000 ·         FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts ·         FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners ·         FAR 52.223-18,  Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving ·         FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract ·         FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations ·         FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors ·         FAR 52.245-1, Government Property ·         FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services ·         FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges ·         FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination ·         FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference   2.      FAR 52.212-5, “Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders” (February 2016) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: ·         Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14)(ii), (b)(19), (b)(25), (b)(28 – 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(44), (b)(46), (b)(50) 3.  DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised December 30, 2015): , Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials , Agency Office of the Inspector General ·         DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls ·         DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information ·         DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure , Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting ·         DFARS 252.204-7015, Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors ·         DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders                           Exceeding $1Million ·         DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation , Passive Radio Frequency Identification , Reporting of Government-Furnished Property , Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers ·         DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting in Past Performance Evaluations     Less Than or Equal to $1 Million , Notice of Intent to Resolicit ·         DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer ·         DFARS 252.219-7003, ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.223-Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium ·         DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act – Balance of Payments Program Certificate ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.225-7001,  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program ·         DFARS  252.225-7002,  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors  252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals ·         DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals            Exceeding $150,000 , Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate  Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities                                          Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7013,  Duty-Free Entry ·         DFARS  252.225-7015,  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools ·                                                   Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7016,  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings ·         DFARS  252.225-7017,  Photovoltaic Devices    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS  252.225-7021,  Trade Agreements ·         Alternate II ·         DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers ·         DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns                                           Exceeding $500,000 ·         DFARS  252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data -  Noncommercial Items ·         Alternate I ·         DFARS  252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items ·         DFARS  252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data , , , Cloud Computing Services , Notice of Supply Chain Risk , Supply Chain Risk ·         DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment , Subcontracts for Commercial Items , Notification of Potential Safety Issues , Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations       All quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.

SANS Securing The Human Cyber Security Awareness Training

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published February 18, 2016  -  Deadline March 18, 2016
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For computer software, the Contractor grants to the Government, and others acting on its behalf, a paid-up, nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license in such copyrighted computer software to reproduce, prepare derivative works, and perform publicly and display publicly (but not to distribute copies to the public) by or on behalf of the Government. (2) Data not first produced in the performance of this contract. The Contractor shall not, without the prior written permission of the Contracting Officer, incorporate in data delivered under this contract any data not first produced in the performance of this contract unless the Contractor- (i) Identifies the data; and (ii) Grants to the Government, or acquires on its behalf, a license of the same scope as set forth in paragraph (c)(1) of this clause or, if such data are restricted computer software, the Government shall acquire a copyright license as set forth in paragraph (g)(4) of this clause (if included in this contract) or as otherwise provided in a collateral agreement incorporated in or made part of this contract. (3) Removal of copyright notices. The Government will not remove any authorized copyright notices placed on data pursuant to this paragraph (c), and will include such notices on all reproductions of the data. (d) Release, publication, and use of data. The Contractor shall have the right to use, release to others, reproduce, distribute, or publish any data first produced or specifically used by the Contractor in the performance of this contract, except- (1) As prohibited by Federal law or regulation (e.g., export control or national security laws or regulations); (2) As expressly set forth in this contract; or (3) If the Contractor receives or is given access to data necessary for the performance of this contract that contain restrictive markings, the Contractor shall treat the data in accordance with such markings unless specifically authorized otherwise in writing by the Contracting Officer. (e) Unauthorized marking of data. (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this contract concerning inspection or acceptance, if any data delivered under this contract are marked with the notices specified in paragraph (g)(3) or (g) (4) if included in this clause, and use of the notices is not authorized by this clause, or if the data bears any other restrictive or limiting markings not authorized by this contract, the Contracting Officer may at any time either return the data to the Contractor, or cancel or ignore the markings. However, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 4703, the following procedures shall apply prior to canceling or ignoring the markings. (i) The Contracting Officer will make written inquiry to the Contractor affording the Contractor 60 days from receipt of the inquiry to provide written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings; (ii) If the Contractor fails to respond or fails to provide written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings within the 60-day period (or a longer time approved in writing by the Contracting Officer for good cause shown), the Government shall have the right to cancel or ignore the markings at any time after said period and the data will no longer be made subject to any disclosure prohibitions. (iii) If the Contractor provides written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings within the period set in paragraph (e)(1)(i) of this clause, the Contracting Officer will consider such written justification and determine whether or not the markings are to be cancelled or ignored. If the Contracting Officer determines that the markings are authorized, the Contractor will be so notified in writing. If the Contracting Officer determines, with concurrence of the head of the contracting activity, that the markings are not authorized, the Contracting Officer will furnish the Contractor a written determination, which determination will become the final agency decision regarding the appropriateness of the markings unless the Contractor files suit in a court of competent jurisdiction within 90 days of receipt of the Contracting Officer`s decision. The Government will continue to abide by the markings under this paragraph (e)(1)(iii) until final resolution of the matter either by the Contracting Officer`s determination becoming final (in which instance the Government will thereafter have the right to cancel or ignore the markings at any time and the data will no longer be made subject to any disclosure prohibitions), or by final disposition of the matter by court decision if suit is filed. (2) The time limits in the procedures set forth in paragraph (e)(1) of this clause may be modified in accordance with agency regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) if necessary to respond to a request thereunder. (3) Except to the extent the Government`s action occurs as the result of final disposition of the matter by a court of competent jurisdiction, the Contractor is not precluded by paragraph (e) of the clause from bringing a claim, in accordance with the Disputes clause of this contract, that may arise as the result of the Government removing or ignoring authorized markings on data delivered under this contract. (f) Omitted or incorrect markings. (1) Data delivered to the Government without any restrictive markings shall be deemed to have been furnished with unlimited rights. The Government is not liable for the disclosure, use, or reproduction of such data. (2) If the unmarked data has not been disclosed without restriction outside the Government, the Contractor may request, within 6 months (or a longer time approved by the Contracting Officer in writing for good cause shown) after delivery of the data, permission to have authorized notices placed on the data at the Contractor`s expense. The Contracting Officer may agree to do so if the Contractor- (i) Identifies the data to which the omitted notice is to be applied; (ii) Demonstrates that the omission of the notice was inadvertent; (iii) Establishes that the proposed notice is authorized; and (iv) Acknowledges that the Government has no liability for the disclosure, use, or reproduction of any data made prior to the addition of the notice or resulting from the omission of the notice. (3) If data has been marked with an incorrect notice, the Contracting Officer may- (i) Permit correction of the notice at the Contractor`s expense if the Contractor identifies the data and demonstrates that the correct notice is authorized; or (ii) Correct any incorrect notices. (g) Protection of limited rights data and restricted computer software. (1) The Contractor may withhold from delivery qualifying limited rights data or restricted computer software that are not data identified in paragraphs (b)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) of this clause. As a condition to this withholding, the Contractor shall- (i) Identify the data being withheld; and (ii) Furnish form, fit, and function data instead. (2) Limited rights data that are formatted as a computer database for delivery to the Government shall be treated as limited rights data and not restricted computer software. (3) [Reserved] (h) Subcontracting. The Contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors all data and rights therein necessary to fulfill the Contractor`s obligations to the Government under this contract. If a subcontractor refuses to accept terms affording the Government those rights, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of the refusal and shall not proceed with the subcontract award without authorization in writing from the Contracting Officer. (i) Relationship to patents or other rights. Nothing contained in this clause shall imply a license to the Government under any patent or be construed as affecting the scope of any license or other right otherwise granted to the Government. (End of clause) I.10 52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License (Dec 2007) (a) Notwithstanding any contrary provisions contained in the Contractors standard commercial license or lease agreement, the Contractor agrees that the Government will have the rights that are set forth in paragraph (b) of this clause to use, duplicate or disclose any commercial computer software delivered under this contract. The terms and provisions of this contract shall comply with Federal laws and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (b)(1) The commercial computer software delivered under this contract may not be used, reproduced, or disclosed by the Government except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this clause or as expressly stated otherwise in this contract. (2) The commercial computer software may be (i) Used or copied for use with the computer(s) for which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer(s) may be transferred; (ii) Used or copied for use with a backup computer if any computer for which it was acquired is inoperative; (iii) Reproduced for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes; (iv) Modified, adapted, or combined with other computer software, provided that the modified, adapted, or combined portions of the derivative software incorporating any of the delivered, commercial computer software shall be subject to same restrictions set forth in this contract; (v) Disclosed to and reproduced for use by support service Contractors or their subcontractors, subject to the same restrictions set forth in this contract; and (vi) Used or copied for use with a replacement computer. (3) If the commercial computer software is otherwise available without disclosure restrictions, the Contractor licenses it to the Government without disclosure restrictions. (c) The Contractor shall affix a notice substantially as follows to any commercial computer software delivered under this contract: Notice-Notwithstanding any other lease or license agreement that may pertain to, or accompany the delivery of, this computer software, the rights of the Government regarding its use, reproduction and disclosure are as set forth in Government Contract No.___________________________. (End of clause) I.11 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS. (Feb 2016) a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995)(41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501_X_(2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501_X_ (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.) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (5) [Reserved].Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501_X_ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501_X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__(9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) Reserved Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (11))(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (13) [Reserved] Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003)(15 U.S.C. 644). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501 (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015)(15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__(18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501_X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015)(E.O. 11246). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014)(29 U.S.C. 793). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans, (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPADesignated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (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.) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT?-Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT?-Registered Televisions (Jun 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT?-Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501___(40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American Act Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (48) 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)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Feb 2010) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (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 shall check as appropriate **7501___ (1) 52.222-17, No displacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate **7501__ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (3) 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.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (4) 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.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (5) 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.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (6) 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.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (7) 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.). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Contracting Officer shall check as appropriate**7501__ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p) (1)). (D) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractors directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Non displacement of Qualified Workers (Jan 2013) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E.O. 12989) (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause)    

J--UPS/COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR ST PAUL RO (335)

Department of Veterans Affairs, VBA Office of Acquisition | Published September 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 18, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION 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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. ii. VA362-16-Q-0443 iii. The solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89 iv. This solicitation is set-aside exclusively for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns. To be considered for award prospective offerors must be a verified SDVOB concern in the VA Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Veteran Information Pages (VIP) pages at the date and time set for receipt of offers. An Offeror who is not a verified SDVOB concern at the date and time set for receipt of offers will have their offer rejected as non-responsive, and will not be considered for award. The applicable NAIC Code for this solicitation is 811212, and the Small Business Size limitation is $27.5 million. v. Uninterruptable Power Supply and Communications Closet Maintenance Agreement for the St. Paul Regional Office, 1 Federal Drive, St. Paul MN 55111. The contractor shall provide all services, parts, labor, materials, equipment, facilities and transportation to accomplish the work set forth in the Statement of Work. ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Base Period: 09-21-2016 Through 09-20-2017 12 MO $_____________ $_____________ 1001 Option Period 1: 09-21-2017 Through 09-20-2018 12 MO $_____________ $_____________ 2001 Option Period 2: 09-21-2018 Through 09-20-2019 12 MO $_____________ $_____________ 3001 Option Period 3: 09-21-2019 Through 09-20-2020 12 MO $_____________ $_____________ 4001 Option Period 4: 09-21-2020 Through 09-20-2021 12 MO $_____________ $_____________ vi. Description of Requirement STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) FOR UPS System Maintenance 1.0 - Introduction The Bishop Henry Whipple (BHW) Federal Building hosts the St. Paul VA Regional Office. In support of OI&T's mission to support continuous and secure IT support to VA customers, Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) are required at all VA installations. This Statement of Work (SOW) outlines a new contract to service and maintain the UPS equipment and peripheral UPS and related equipment in the VA spaces (MDF + 21 IDF) of the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building location. 2.0 - Background Maintaining a UPS is an important component of overall network security and support. This contract is needed to ensure network security and stability in case of emergency. 3.0 - Scope of Work The Contractor shall provide maintenance services per the readily available COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) part numbers listed below and in the Appendix A, at the locations shown: Installed Site: Department of Veterans Affairs Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Bldg. 1 Federal Drive Saint Paul, MN 55111 A. MDF/Server room - Overview (See Appendix A for detailed list) Humidifier: SK3044MSD4 SN 120 239999 Product Description Product StruxureWare?Central?Basic Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 Symmetra Unit Intelligence Module (x2) Power Module (x4) System Power Supply Static Switch Battery Unit (4x4) Sensor/pod/camera packages Type Model Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated NetBotz Wall Appliance device 1 NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 NetBotz Wall Appliance device 2 NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 B. IDF/Switch Closets: - Overview (See Appendix A for detailed list) APC UPS Model 911-0127D and the UPS sensor/pod/camera: Type Model Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated NetBotz Wall Appliance device 1 NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 NetBotz Wall Appliance device 2 NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 C. Preventative Maintenance Visits The contractor shall provide all parts, labor and travel related to each preventative maintenance visit. The contractor shall perform all preventative maintenance inspections and services during normal working hours Mon-Fri (5x8). General Tasks to Be Performed For Each Inspection: - Perform Visual Inspection - Perform Environmental Inspection - Perform Mechanical/Electrical Inspection - Verify firmware revision and update as needed - Deliver Site Report with service recommendations D. On-Site Service The contractor shall provide on-site services in the event of equipment failure under this contract. Guaranteed response time is next business day. The contractor shall performed the following: - Check system status - Check system alarm - Troubleshoot reported issue and diagnose problem - Repair system as required - Complete functional tests after repair - Deliver detailed report of action taken - Implement firmware update as needed E. Remote Monitoring Service The contractor shall provide remote monitoring. Monitoring shall include, but is not limited to the following: - Collect and document pertinent system information - 24 x 7 system monitoring - Notify and dispatch field engineer as needed - Monthly report identifying potential problems and recommendations F. Tech Support The contractor shall provide technical support including escalation support to address system issues in a timely and efficient manner. G. Parts (Exception: Batteries) The contractor shall furnish all parts, labor, and travel required for both the Preventative Maintenance and On-Site Service under this contract. 4.0 - Applicable Directives The Contractor will not have network access. The Contractor shall comply with all security requirements imposed by the installation commander at all times while on the installation. Contractor personnel involved in civil crimes and/or other incidents of misconduct may be restricted from entry onto the installation. No other specific directives apply. See Attached equipment Checklist Appendix A See Attached equipment Hardware Serial Number list Appendix B 5.0 - Performance Requirements Place of performance: Bishop Henry Whipple (BHW) Federal Building: 1 Federal Drive, St. Paul, MN 55111-4050 MDF: Rm 3900 IDF: Varied Service appointments shall be conducted during the normal business hours of Monday through Friday (6:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.) unless otherwise arranged due to emergency and/or service upgrades contracted. The St. Paul RO shall not incur any charges for appointments cancelled by the Contractor. 6.0 - Billing The Contractor will provide the NSC and Finance Departments with an invoice of service to include: 1. Contract Number 2. Company Name and Address 3. Invoice Date 4. Invoice Number (Note: Each invoice must have a different Invoice Number). 5. Description of items/services provided as well as referencing the appropriate Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). This way the proper CLIN can be billed for the Invoice. 6. Terms for any discount for prompt payment. 7. Name, title and phone number of company point of contact to notify in case of a defective invoice. 7.0 - Point of Contact Name: Damian Zebrosky Phone: (612) 970-5228 Fax: (612) 970-5244 E-Mail: Damian.Zebrosky@va.gov 8.0 - Holidays The contractor will not be required to perform any work for the government on any of the following federal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 9.0 - Service Contract Labor Wages This contract incorporates the wages and fringe benefits of the following wage determinations A. Wage Determination Occupation Wage (Including Fringe Benefits) 05-2287, Revision 17 Electronic Technician, Maintenance II $30.33 The contractor shall pay each employee that performs work under this contract at least the wages and fringe benefits indicated on the Wage Determination and the table above. The Government may require submission of payrolls, conduct labor interviews, or perform other investigations to determine that clients are receiving the wages and fringe benefits required under this contract. 10.0 - Superintendence of Contractor The contractor shall, at all times and while work is being performed under this contractor, provide supervision and superintendence of workers under this contract. The contractor shall also provide superintendence of all prime and subcontractor work performed, regardless of whether or not the subcontractor is providing his or her own superintendence. 11.0 - Superintendence of Contractor Any changes to this SOW shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the Contracting Officer. A copy of each change will be kept in a project folder along with all other products of the project. Costs incurred by the contractor through the actions of parties other than the Contracting Officer shall be borne by the contractor. 12.0 - Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure 1. The preliminary and final deliverables and all associated working papers, application source code, and other material deemed relevant by VA which have been generated by the contractor in the performance of this task order are the exclusive property of the U.S. Government and shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer at the conclusion of the task order. 2. The Contracting Officer will be the sole authorized official to release verbally or in writing, any data, the draft deliverables, the final deliverables, or any other written or printed materials pertaining to this task order. No information shall be released by the contractor. Any request for information relating to this task order presented to the contractor shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer for response. 3. Press releases, marketing material or any other printed or electronic documentation related to this project, shall not be publicized without the written approval of the Contracting Officer. 13.0 - Contract Security Requirements The C&A requirements do not apply to this contract. A security accreditation package is not required. Contractor personnel will be escorted at all times by Department of Veterans Affairs personnel while performing any work in the St. Paul Regional Office. ? APPENDIX A EQUIPMENT LIST 1. MDF - Server Room contents ( MAIN -power load, APC UPS and UPS sensors/pod/camera): Type Model Serial Number Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:F7 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 QA1202180746 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:F4 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 QA1203180509 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:FE Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 QA1151180740 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D:7D:00 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:ED Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:DD:6F Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:05 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1149012831 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1149012829 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1143000007 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1149012827 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1143000002 Cooling Device InRow RD 10KW Water/Glycol Cooled 60Hz JK1149012834 NetBotz Rack Appliance NetBotz Rack Monitor 550 QA1223180220 NetBotz Rack Appliance NetBotz Rack Monitor 550 QA1223180220 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180314 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180314 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180290 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180304 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180298 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180300 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180304 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1150180148 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180300 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180290 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180185 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180298 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1150180148 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180185 PDU 0M-5103 PI1145310764 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011613 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024420 Rack PDU AP7894 ZA0947003890 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011617 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024395 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011607 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024412 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011612 Rack PDU AP7894 ZA0947003891 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024419 Rack PDU AP7862 5A1143E01058 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024405 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011619 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011608 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024429 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1146019211 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024417 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024396 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011610 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011605 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1143024418 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011604 Rack PDU AP7862 5A1143E01045 Rack PDU AP7862 5A1143E00979 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1146019201 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1146019217 Rack PDU AP7863 ZA1146019210 Rack PDU AP7862 ZA1133011611 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1150180148 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180290 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180304 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180298 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180314 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180185 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 External ZA1146023031 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1223180220 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180300 SK304MSD4 Humidifer 120?23999 UPS Symmetra 40K PD1204150024 ? 2. IDF closet contents (APC UPS Model 911-0127D and UPS sensors/pod/camera) - quantity 21 1. 21 (qty) APC UPS Model 911-0127D Smart UPS 2. 21 (qty) sensor/pod/camera assembly: Type Model Serial Number Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D:7C:F4 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:00 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D:7C:EE Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:28 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:FE Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:F7 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D:7D:00 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:05 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1:FB Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:45 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2:1A Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D:7D:13 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92: Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92: Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F2 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:92:F1 Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9D: Camera Pod Camera Pod 160 CAMERA_00:C0:B7:9C: NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180178 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180178 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180309 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180309 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180136 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180136 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180349 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180349 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180304 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180304 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180300 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180300 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180185 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180185 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180314 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180314 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180307 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180307 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180378 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180378 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180335 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180335 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180198 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180198 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180290 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180290 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1150180148 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1150180148 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180316 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180316 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180386 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180386 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180291 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180291 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180298 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1203180298 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180291 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1249180291 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1242180266 NetBotz Wall Appliance NetBotz Wall Monitor 355 QA1242180266 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180178 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180309 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180136 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180349 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180304 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180300 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180185 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180314 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180307 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180378 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180335 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180198 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180290 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1150180148 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180316 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180386 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180291 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1203180298 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1249180291 Sensor Pod Sensor Pod 150 Integrated QA1242180266 ? APPENDIX B HARDWARE SERIAL NUMBER REFERENCE (DOES NOT INCLUDE IDF/ SWITCH CLOSETS CONTENTS) Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 2 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 2 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 6 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 3 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5X8 3 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Extended?Warranty 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Hardware?Extension?with?1?Year?Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Hardware?Extension?with?1?Year?Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180386 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180316 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180298 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180349 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180378 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180290 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180307 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180300 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180314 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180309 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180304 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1150180148 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180291 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180335 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Hardware?Extension?with?1?Year?Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180386 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180316 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180298 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180349 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180378 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180290 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180307 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180300 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180314 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180309 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180304 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1150180148 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180291 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180335 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 1?Year?Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 7X24?Telephone?Technical?Support?-?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 8-Hour?7X24?Response?On-Site?Service?Upgrade?-?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1105170003 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1051170009 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 8-Hour?7X24?Response?On-Site?Service?Upgrade?-?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 NetBotz?Room?Monitor?355?(without?PoE?Injector) NBWL0355 QA1203180335 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0189 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0192 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0188 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0187 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0195 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0193 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0191 NetShelter?SX?42U?750mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3150 ON12092A0019 NetShelter?SX?42U?750mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3150 ON12092A0017 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0191 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0186 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 ON12111A0295 NetShelter?SX?42U?600mm?Wide?x?1070mm?Deep?Enclosure?with?Sides?Black AR3100 8N1210E11188 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Assembly?Service?5X8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1105170003 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1051170009 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Battery?Preventive?Maintenance?Visit?5x8 2 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Data?Center?Capacity?Manager?and?Basic?Configuration?Services 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date InfraStruXure?Administrator?Training 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date InfraStruXure?Operations?Administrator?Training 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Netbotz?Configuration?Service?in?ISX?Designer?1 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # NetBotz?Rack?Monitor?550?(with?120/240V?Power?Supply) NBRK0551 QA1210180122 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Next?Business?Day?On-Site?Service?for?Internal?Batteries?-?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date On?Site?Warranty?Extension?for?Battery?Frames?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date On?Site?Warranty?Extension?for?Internal?Batteries?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Onsite?Warranty?Extension?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Onsite?Warranty?Extension?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1105170003 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1051170009 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Onsite?Warranty?Extension?1?Year 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Level?2?Training 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date QWINSTALL-QJCR32235-00?-?RD?INSTALL 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Site?Coordination?Service 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Site?Inspection?5X8 2 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Site?Inspection?5X8 2 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1105170003 120?V?TYPE?RDP PSX-RDP120V PI1051170009 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central,?25?Node?License?Only AP9525 5A1148A00586 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Software?Support?Contract 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # StruxureWare?Central?Basic AP9465 FA1208650640 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Startup?Service?5x8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000007 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1143000002 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012829 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012827 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012831 InRow?RD,?300mm,?Fluid?Cooled,?208-230V,?60Hz ACRD200 JK1149012834 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Startup?Service?5x8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # 120?V?TYPE?PDU PSX-PDU120V PI1145160022 SYMMETRA?PX?40KW?FRAME,?208V SYCF40KF PD1204150024 Entitlement Maintenance Visits Start Date End Date Startup?Service?5x8 09-20-2016 09-19-2017 Product Description Product Serial # SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150100 SYMMETRA?PX?40kW?EXTENDED?RUN?BATTERY?FRAME SYCFXR8 PD1203150104 This service agreement does not apply to equipment which has been damaged due to accident, negligence, abuse, improper installation or misapplication, or which has been altered or modified in any way. Any terms and conditions that normally apply to the factory warranty which accompanies the product will also apply to this entitlement. See documentation accompanying product for applicable warranty details, and attachment for entitlement terms and conditions. vii. Period of Performance: 09-21-2016 TO 09-20-2017 viii. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998) 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JUL 2016) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (JUL 2016) 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror (APR 2016) 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990) 52.232-38 Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information With Offer (MAY 1999) VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.273-74 Award Without Exchanges (JAN 2003) ix. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. Offers will be evaluated on price only. x. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. Offerors shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its Offer. xi. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998) 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2016) 52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (JUN 2016) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) 52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) (a) Workers' compensation and employer's liability. Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State workers' compensation and occupational disease statutes. If occupational diseases are not compensable under those statutes, they shall be covered under the employer's liability section of the insurance policy, except when contract operations are so commingled with a contractor's commercial operations that it would not be practical to require this coverage. Employer's liability coverage of at least $100,000 shall be required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (See 28.305(c) for treatment of contracts subject to the Defense Base Act.) (b) General liability. (1) The contracting officer shall require bodily injury liability insurance coverage written on the comprehensive form of policy of at least $500,000 per occurrence. (2) Property damage liability insurance shall be required only in special circumstances as determined by the agency. (c) Automobile liability. The contracting officer shall require automobile liability insurance written on the comprehensive form of policy. The policy shall provide for bodily injury and property damage liability covering the operation of all automobiles used in connection with performing the contract. Policies covering automobiles operated in the United States shall provide coverage of at least $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $20,000 per occurrence for property damage. The amount of liability coverage on other policies shall be commensurate with any legal requirements of the locality and sufficient to meet normal and customary claims. 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984) VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEVIATION) (JUL 2016) Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes VAAR Clause 852.219-10, VA Notice of 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. VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) xii. 52.212-5, Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Executive Orders - Commercial Items, 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 & First Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2015) (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 (DEC 2015) (27) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (FEB 1999) (28) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (30) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (32) 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (33) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (42) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (48) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (55) 52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Other than Central Contractor Registry (MAY 1999) Paragraph c clauses applicable: (1) 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (2) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (THIS IS NOT A WAGE DETERMINATION) EMPLOYEE CLASS WAGE + FRINGE BENEFITS Electronics Technician, Maintenance II $26.41 + $8.68 xiii. N/A xiv. N/A xv. Offers are due not later than September 18, 2016 by 2:00PM Central Time. Offers must be submitted electronically to john.player2@va.gov. xvi. For additional information, please contact the Contracting Officer, John A. Player at (267) 838-3997, or by e-mail to john.player2@va.gov

Thinkmate System

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS   This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) _2005-89, Effective 15 Aug 2016.   The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334111, with a small business size standard of 1,250 employees. The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 7030.  The Naval Research Laboratory, located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase Thinkmate System.     All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:   ___X___ See Attached Inquiry of Availability ______ See Below Supplies:  Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.   Estimated Delivery Time: __________________ DUNS NO.: ________________________ **FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**   For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________ Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________ Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________ Shipping Weight: __________________________      The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated. Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.   The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1. FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 2. FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management 3. FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" (Oct 2015) a. FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions: • This procurement is for new equipment ONLY. No remanufactured or "gray market" items are acceptable. All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. • Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions • Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured.   4. FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" (July 2016) 5. FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan Exceeding $700,000 6. FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture 7. FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest • The Contracting Officer's address is: 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Code 3400 Washington, DC 20375   a. NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror:   1. FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2015) 2. FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (Feb 1999) 3. FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance (Apr 1984) 4. FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act - Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act                               Certificate Alternate III (May 2014)   Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.   The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 1. FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items" (May 2015)   a. The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4: FAR 52.202-1, Definitions  (Nov 2013) ·         FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities (Apr 1984) ·         FAR 52.203-6, Alt I - Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006) ·         FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (Oct 2010) ·         FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights  (Apr 2014) ·         FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper (May 2011) ·         FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards Exceeding $30,000 (Oct 2015) ·         FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts (Sep 2013) ·         FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) ·         FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) ·         FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract (Feb 2000) ·         FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) ·         FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) ·         FAR 52.245-1, Government Property  (Apr 2012) ·         FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services (Apr 2012) ·         FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges (Apr 2012) ·         FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination (Nov 1991) ·         FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998)   2. FAR 52.212-5, "Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders" (Jun 2016)   The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:   • Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(19), (b)(25 - 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(46), (b)(52) 3. DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised May 10, 2016):   ·         DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials(SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.203-7003, Agency Office of the Inspector General (DEC 2012) ·         DFARS 252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (NOV 2011) ·         DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure (SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DEC 2015) ·         DFARS 252.204-7013, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Offeror (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.204-7014, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Contractors (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.204-7015, Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DEC 1991) ·         DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation (MAR 2016) ·         DFARS 252.211-7006, Passive Radio Frequency Identification (SEP 2011) ·         DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property (AUG 2012) ·         DFARS 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers (SEP 2010) ·         DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System-Statistical Reporting in Past Performance (JUN 2015) Evaluations Less Than or Equal to $1 Million ·         DFARS 252.215-7007, Notice of Intent to Resolicit (JUN 2012) ·         DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer (OCT 2013) ·         DFARS 252.219-7000, Advancing Small Business Growth ·         DFARS 252.219-7003, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts) – Basic (MAR 2016) Alternate I (MAR 2016) ·         DFARS 252.219-7004, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program) (OCT 2014) ·         DFARS 252.223-7008, Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act - Balance of Payments Program Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014)  Alternate I (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program – Basic (NOV 2014)  ·         DFARS 252.225-7006, Acquisition of the American Flag (AUG 2015) ·         DFARS 252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (MAR 2013) DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals (OCT 2014)     Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article-Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate (JUL 2009)    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (FEB 2013) Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7013, Duty-Free Entry (MAY 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7015, Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools (JUN 2005)  Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7016, Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings (JUN 2011) ·         DFARS 252.225-7017, Photovoltaic Devices (JUN 2016)     Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7018, Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate (JAN 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7020, Trade Agreements Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements - Basic (JUN 2016) Alternate II (JUN 2016) ·         DFARS 252.225-7035, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate – Basic (NOV 2014) ·         DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program – Basic (NOV 2014)        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 ·         DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers  (JUN 2005) DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) ·         DFARS 252.225-7049, Prohibition on Acquisition of Commercial Satellite Services from Certain Foreign Entities—Representations (OCT 2015) ·         DFARS 252.225-7050, Disclosure of Ownership or Control by the Government of a Country that is a State Sponsor of Terrorism (OCT 2015)    Exceeding $150,000 ·         DFARS 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns (SEP 2004) Exceeding $500,000 ·         DFARS 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data - Noncommercial Items (FEB 2014) Alternate I (JUN 1995) ·         DFARS 252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items (FEB 2014) ·         DFARS 252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (JUN 2012) ·         DFARS 252.232-7009, Mandatory Payment by Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card (DEC 2006) ·         DFARS 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments(DEC 2006) ·         DFARS 252.232-7011, Payments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency Operations (MAY 2013) DFARS 252.237-7010, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.237-7019, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.239-7009, Representation of Use of Cloud Computing ·         DFARS 252.239-7010, Cloud Computing Services (AUG 2015) ·         DFARS 252.239-7017, Notice of Supply Chain Risk (NOV 2013) ·         DFARS 252.239-7018, Supply Chain Risk (OCT 2015) ·         DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests For Equitable Adjustment (DEC 2012) ·         DFARS 252.244-7000, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7003, Notification of Potential Safety Issues (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations (OCT 2010) ·         DFARS 252.246-7003 Notification of Potential Safety Issues (JUN 2013) ·         DFARS 252.246-7004 Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations.

USPSC - OTI Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan (Multiple Positions)

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published November 9, 2015  -  Deadline November 24, 2015
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: OTI Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan (Multiple Positions) Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-16-000006 Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $73,115 - $95,048 Issuance Date: November 9, 2015 Closing Date: November 24, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an OTI Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) OTI Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan (Multiple Positions) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-16-000006 2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 9, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: November 24, 2015, 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Country Representative 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-13 equivalent level, non-locality pay ($73,115 - $95,048). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with four one-year option periods. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Pakistan 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 13 of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION USAID/OTI launched The Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) program in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in November of 2007, and subsequently expanded the program into priority areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in September of 2009, and Sindh and Punjab in October of 2011. The PTI program supports the Government of Pakistan's (GOP) development efforts to better integrate FATA/KP into the political and economic mainstream of Pakistan. PTI also supports the GOP in identifying community priorities and addressing some of the region's most immediate needs, which requires close coordination with ongoing USAID, State Department, and Department of Defense activities in the region. In Sindh and Punjab, PTI works to counter violent extremism in order to build a foundation for political and social development in conflict-prone communities in Pakistan. The Deputy Country Representative post is a middle-management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The candidate must be mature, self-reliant, a team player, a problem solver, and able to manage a diverse portfolio of grants. The incumbent should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantees and contractor/USAID relationships. The Deputy Country Representative must communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and clerics or other religious leaders. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy/governance and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills, and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Deputy Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Deputy Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties: • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international donors, and others interested in DCHA/OTI activities; • Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations; • As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews; • Evaluate proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding; • Assist the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives; • Travel to monitor and assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, host government and other program counterparts, and develop activity ideas; • Mentor and train OTI and implementing partner field staff as required; • Take the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products; • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence; • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance, to help ensure programmatic success; • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs; • Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the U.S. Embassy, bilateral donors, United Nations organizations, international organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities; • Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation; • When required, report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI's program objectives; • As required by the OTI Country Representative, assist the Country Representative in managing and/or supervising the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers; • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program and operations requests; • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Deputy Country Representative will be supervised by the OTI Country Representative or his/her designee in the country of assignment. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor will set overall objectives and resources available, and work with the employee to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The employee will be responsible for planning and carrying out assignments, resolving most conflicts, coordinating with others, and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives. Keeping the supervisor informed of progress, the employee may determine the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used. The supervisor will review completed work from an overall standpoint of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While in Pakistan, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may involve some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT While in Pakistan, the work is primarily performed in an office setting. However, freedom of movement restrictions can vary greatly depending on the assigned location in-country. The position will likely require travel throughout the country of assignment, which may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master's Degree with five (5) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; AND (2) Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis; (3) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition; (4) Six (6) months of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and training staff). In addition, the applicant must satisfy the following Selection Factors: • Applicant is a U.S. citizen; • Complete resume submitted; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance; • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship); • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. A USAID Secret level security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The selected must obtain Department of State medical clearance within four months after offer acceptance. If medical clearance is not obtained within this period, the offer may be rescinded. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. EVALUATION FACTORS (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in high-visibility and high-pressure environments, including crisis or conflict situations. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience in the design, management, and implementation of post-conflict, political transition, and/or emergency operation programs. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S. Government agencies, donor and international organizations, and local counterparts, including beneficiaries. Factor #4 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including overseeing and monitoring a non-Federal organization implementing an assistance activity under a Federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points: Factor #1 - 20 Factor #2 - 20 Factor #3 - 15 Factor #4 - 15 Total Possible - 70 Points Interview Performance - 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20045 Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml or at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (OF-612). 2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306). 3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR Clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVE (AAPD) NO. 06-10 PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

IBM QRadar

Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management | Published August 25, 2015  -  Deadline September 1, 2015
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(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, using Simplified Acquisition Procedures under FAR Part 13 as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation document is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). Submit written quotes for RFQ number DOL-OPS-15-Q-00129. IBM QRADAR (Site 3526299) (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular, FAC-2005-83-2-2-08032015/08-05-2015. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses: https://www.acquisition.gov (IV) This acquisition is set aside 100% for small businesses. The associated NAICS code is 423430 and the Small Business Standard is 500 employees. The proposed contract action is for a BRAND NAME requirement. See Attached J&A. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial services: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Administration Management (OASAM), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) requirements are as follows: Base Period CLIN 0001 PN: D14RALL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Appliance + Subscription and Support 12 Months QTY: 3 CLIN 0002 PN: D14RCLL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY: 3 CLIN 0003 PN: D14RDLL IBM Security QRadar Core ApplianceXX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY: 3 CLIN 0004 Q Radar Deployment Consultant (C.1.14--Systems Installation Certified IT Specialist--Skill B) QTY: 26 CLIN 0005 Other Direct Costs (ODC) QTY: NTE $1000.00 CLIN 0006 Other Direct Costs (ODC) QTY: NTE $1000 Option Period CLIN 1001 PN: D14RALL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Appliance + Subscription and Support 12 Months QTY: 3 CLIN 1002 PN: D14RCLL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY: 3 CLIN 1003 PN: D14RDLL IBM Security QRadar Core ApplianceXX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY: 3 Responsibility and Inspection: unless otherwise specified in the order, the supplier is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements and quality control. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: General Information STATEMENT OF WORK TITLE: Technical Refresh of currently existing IBM QRadar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Hardware and Software, including Installation Services. 1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVE: 1.1 Background Information- The DOL OCIO ECN/DCN has a requirement to obtain the IBM QRadar SIEM to facilitate Continuous Monitoring of Security Incidents and Events. Due to the fact that the existing SIEM Infrastructure is End-of-Engineering-Life and that it will be End-of-Life/End-of-Service, it has been determined that a Technical Refresh of the IBM QRadar SIEM infrastructure, currently serving OASAM, OSHA, OWCP , would be most advantageous for the DOL OCIO in support of its overall mission and security requirements. 1.2 Technical Objectives- In order to meet mandates of the Trusted Internet Connection initiative, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-08-05, 08-16, and 08-27 as well as National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53, the United States Department of Labor has a requirement to implement a comprehensive IBM QRadar SIEM solution. This centralized IBM QRadar SIEM tool correlates information from disparate network and Information Technology systems. Business risk is controlled, continuously monitoring actionable data for both Executive Management and Engineering alike. The IBM QRadar SIEM solution will consist of hardware, software licenses, and professional services. Software updates from IBM take care of the application as well as the operating system on the appliance. Further, the XForce subscription service provides near real time updates for the latest cyber security activity on the Internet at large. 1.3 Period of Performance-The period of performance is to start upon award for a one year term plus, if exercised, an available option period. 2.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Department of Labor (DOL) 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 3.0 REQUIREMENT: 3.1 The contractor shall provide and perform all of the software support including updates. 4.0 SUPPORT SERVICES: 4.1 The Contractor shall provide and maintain the following: BASE PERIOD QTY 3: D14RALL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Appliance + Subscription and Support 12Months QTY 3: D14RCLL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY 3: D14RDLL IBM Security QRadar Core ApplianceXX28 G2 Appliance Install Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY 26: Q Radar Deployment Consultant (C.1.14--Systems Installation Certified IT Specialist--Skill B) ODC NTE 1000 Travel NTE 1500 OPTION PERIOD 1 QTY 3: E0JGZLL I BM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY 3: E0JH0LL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months QTY 3: E0JGYLL IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 Appliance Install Annual Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Renewal 4.2 The Contractor shall independently perform all work and furnish all labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and services (except as otherwise specified in the contract.) 4.3 All work will be monitored by the Government Project Officer identified in the contract. 4.4 The Contractor shall provide original hardware, not refurbished, at the FPB location, as follows: 4.4.1 One 3128 Console 4.4.2 Two 1628 Event Processors 4.5 Task 1. The Contractor shall provide project coordination and engagement management 4.5.1 Deliverable Materials: Status Reports (to be provided by the deployment consultant) in Microsoft Word format, not password protected 4.6 Task 2. The Contractor shall upgrade the QRadar appliances, perform data migration and perform tuning 4.6.1 Deliverable Materials: Application and Configuration Document in Microsoft Word format, not password protected 4.7 Task 3. The Contractor shall perform post-upgrade services 4.7.1 Deliverable Materials: Lesson's learned, best practices, standard operations activities in Microsoft Word format, not password protected 4.8 Labor Category Description-- C.1.14--Systems Installation Certified IT Specialist--Skill B: 4.8.1 Functional Description: Performs site surveys, installs, tests, and validates operational automation and communications equipment/software as specified by installation standards, manufacturer's guidance, and safety codes. 4.8.2 Minimum Experience: The Certified IT Specialist (Skill B) has between 5 and 20 years of experience with large, complex systems, providing key leadership in a multi-vendor environment, including, extensive experience with large systems modernization and business practice reengineering. 4.8.3 Minimum Education: The Certified IT Specialist (B Level) has a bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Business Management, or related field. The Certified IT Specialist (B Level) possesses the relevant years of field experience with may be substituted for education. 4.9 Other Direct Costs (ODC's) The Contracting Officer shall approve before incurring other direct costs, i.e. incidental services for which there is not a labor category specified in the contract. If advance approval is not obtained by the CO in writing, any request for reimbursement of costs may be denied by the CO. The Contractor's request must include cost estimates information and a justification for the purchase. The Government reserves the right to deny the request based upon the expense of the purchase, lease, or a determination that the purchase/lease is not justified. 4.10 Travel Limited travel may be required to other DOL regions at the COR's discretion and with the approval of the CO. T&L are estimated to be 15-18% of labor and will be invoiced as actual. If travel is deemed necessary by the CO/COR, any such approved travel and per diem shall be reimbursed in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations and FAR 31.205-46. All contractor travel shall be approved in advance by the CO/COR. Advanced notice must be provided for any travel required by the Federal Program Manager. 5.0 Definition a. Latent Defects-Means a defect that exists at the time of acceptance but cannot be discovered by a reasonable inspection. 6.0 Administrative 6.1 Place of Performance U.S. Department of Labor Francis Perkins Building Room N-1301 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210 6.2 Representative of the Contracting Officer The following named Contracting Officer's Representatives (COR) are authorized to act as an official representative of the contracting Officer: Primary : TBD 6.3 Government Project Manager (GPM) The COR has designated the following senior federal staff as the GPM to oversee, manage, administer, and accept deliverables for this requirement: Primary: TBD 6.4 Government Recognized Holidays The contractor is not required to perform services on the following holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day 6.5 Hours of Operation (7:00 am to 7:00 pm local time) The contractor is responsible for conducting business between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Local Time, except during Government Recognized Holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. The contractor shall not be reimbursed when the government facility is closed for the above reasons. The contractor must, at all times maintain an adequate workforce for the uninterrupted performance of all tasks defined within this Task Order (when the Government facility is not closed for the above reasons). When hiring personnel, the contractor shall keep in mind that the stability and continuity of the workforce are essential. 7.0 Security Requirements: Contractor staff is required to conform to DOL's security and privacy requirements as described below. 7.1 The Contractor shall comply with the Computer Security Act of 1987. All products and deliverables developed under this SOW shall comply with DOL Computer Security guidelines and the guidelines contained in OMB Circular A-130. All contract staff working in DOL office space and/or using the DOL LAN/WAN and computer systems to perform duties under this SOW will agree, sign and fully comply with the DOL Rules of behavior for Computer Use and a Non-disclosure Agreement. Contractor staff with systems administrator permission will agree, sign and fully comply with DOL Rules of Behavior for System Administrators and Segregation of Duties. A copy of each signed and witnessed Non-disclosure agreement shall be submitted to the COR prior to the employee performing any work under this contract. 7.2 The Contractor will be responsible for ensuring compliance by its employees with the security regulations of DOL and other Government installations or Contractor facilities where work is performed under this Contract. This includes the safekeeping and display of a Government-provided photo ID badge for employees of the Contractor and any subcontractors while these employees are in federally owned or leased property as described in the Section titled "Place of Performance." The Contractor will ensure the security of all DOL property, building ID Badges, key cards and standard keys issued to Contractor staff. For employees leaving the project permanently or for an extended period of time, the Contractor will return to the COR all badges, property, key cards, parking placards, and keys the same day the employee leaves the project. 7.3 Background Investigations 7.3.1 The DOL's Employee Computer Network and Departmental Computer Network data and work environment hare considered sensitive buy unclassified. DOL is required under the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 "Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and contractors" to perform a background investigation on all contact staff. The offeror shall complete (at their own expense) and submit the National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) results to the contract Officer's Representative (COR) for review prior to hiring any contract staff. The COR Will make an initial determination based on the NACI results. 7.3.2 Depending on the role and sensitivity, contract staff will undergo a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) or a Background Investigation (BI) which are conducted through the Office of Personnel Management. An investigation will be conducted for all Contractor Staff assigned to this Contract. Contractor staff will be required to provide two forms of acceptable identification as required in Form I-9; Employee Eligibility Verification, and be photographed and finger-printed. Successful clearance is required for an employee to continue working under this contract. 7.3.3 Per the PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL clause of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 52.204-9), which is incorporated into this contract. 7.4 The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance M-05-24, and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201. 7.5 The Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the subcontractor is required to have physical access to a federally-controlled facility or access to a federal information system. 7.6 Privacy Portions of information disclosed during the performance of this task are protected by the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974; therefore, all personnel assigned to this Contract are required to take proper precautions to protect the information from disclosure. 7.7 Ownership and Data Rights All products and deliverables developed under this SOW are the property of the U.S. government and DOL. Further, in accordance with FAR Data Rights clause 52.227-14, Rights in Data-General, incorporated into this contract and applicable to all task orders to be issued under it. DOL receives at least unlimited rights in all data and software as specified in this data right clause. 7.8 Commitment to Protect Sensitive Information The Contractor shall not copy, release, publish, or disclose sensitive information to unauthorized personnel and shall protect such information in accordance with provisions of the following laws and any other pertinent laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of sensitive information: 18 U.S.C. 641 (Criminal Code: Public Money, Property or Records). 7.9 Required Security Training All DOL employee and contractors must receive security awareness training prior to being given access to DOL systems and periodically thereafter as required by DOL security policies. Also contract staff will be required to successfully complete Role Based Training. (VIII) The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. (IX) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Addendum as follows- The following evaluation criteria shall be used to evaluate offers: The Government intends to award a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Purchase Order, to the offeror with the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer. Technical Acceptance constitutes meeting all requirements of this solicitation and all attachments herein. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAR 2015), with its quote. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (DEC 2014), applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition: 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEP 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). 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)). 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MAR 2009) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Dec 1996) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (APR 2009) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). 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.) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). The following additional FAR clauses/provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.211-5 Material Requirements (Aug 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999) 52.232-1 Payments (Apr 1984) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment (Jul 2013) 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013) 52.243-1 Changes - Fixed Price (Aug 1987) 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Dec 2010) 52.246-2 Inspection of Supplies-Fixed Price (Aug 1996) 52.247-34 F.O.B Destination (Nov 1991) Other additional Clauses are applicable to this Acquisition: Waiver of Delivery Schedule None of the following shall be regarded as an extension, waiver, or abandonment of the delivery schedule or a waiver of the Government's right to terminate for default: (i) Delay by the Government in terminating for default; (ii) Acceptance of delinquent deliveries; and (iii) Acceptance or approval of samples submitted either after default in delivery or in sufficient time for the contractor to meet the delivery schedule. Any assistance rendered to the contractor on this contract or acceptance by the Government of delinquent goods or services hereunder will be solely for the purpose of mitigating damages and is not to be construed as an intention on the part of the Government to condone any delinquency, or as a waiver of any rights the Government may have under subject contract. Modifications and Revisions The Contractor shall furnish full documentation of all Contractor changes and/or modifications to the applications and/or operating system software provided to meet Government requirements. In the case of new software releases, the Government may elect to accept the later versions of software. If accepted, software support will be provided at no additional cost during the period of this contract. Interruption of Service The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are critical to the Government and must continue without interruption. Contractor also recognizes that when the contract expires, a successor, either the Government or another contractor, may continue the services. The Contractor agrees to furnish phase-in-training, apply its best efforts and cooperation to carry out an orderly and efficient transition to a successor. Dissemination of Information There shall be no dissemination or publication, except within and between the Contractor and any subcontractors, of information developed under this contract or contained in the reports to be furnished pursuant to this contract without prior written approval from the Contracting Officer. Release of Reports The Contractor is prohibited from releasing to any source, other than the sponsoring activity, any interim, draft and final reports or information pertaining to services performed under this contract until report approval or official review has been obtained. Furthermore, the contractor shall insure that the cover of all interim, draft and final reports contain the following statement: "The view, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Government position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other documentation." Release of News Information No news release (including photographs and films, public announcements, denial or confirmation of same) on any part of the subject matter of this contract or any phase of any program hereunder shall b made without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. Software Rights a. All software to provide under this contract shall be delivered with unlimited rights in accordance with the provisions of FAR 52.227-14. b. If at any time during the term of the contract, the Contractor determines that it is more advantageous to the Government to incorporate a package, subroutine or module that can not be provided to the government with unlimited rights into the system, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing. Such notification shall include as a minimum,, the name of the item to be furnished with Restricted Rights and cost saving or other benefits accruing to the Government. c. If the Contractor and the Government mutually agree to incorporate such software package, subroutine or module into the system, the Government requires that it be given as a minimum the following rights: (1) Use computer software with the computer for which or with which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer may be transferred by the Government: (2) Use computer software with a backup computer if the computer for which or with which it was acquired is inoperative; (3) Copy computer programs for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes; (4) Modify computer software, or combine it with other software, subject to the provisions that those portions of the derivative software incorporating restricted rights software are subject to the same restricted rights. The contract shall be modified to set forth the software restrictions and rights of the Government. The contractor shall not incorporate such software without a written modification to the contract. d. If the Contractor includes any software packages, routines or modules developed at the Contractor's expense in the system without identifying it to the Contracting Officer, all such software shall be considered delivered with "unlimited rights". If the program maintenance of the system is dependent on the source code of any such software, the contractor shall provide the source code and rights to the source code for the life of the system at the time the software and documentation is delivered to the Government. Type of Service a. The Government and the Contractor understand and agree that the services delivered by the Contractor to the Government are non-personal services. The parties also recognize and agree that no employer-employee or master-servant relationship exists or will exist between the Government and the Contractor. The Contractor and the Contractor's employees are not employees of the Federal Government and are not eligible for entitlement and benefits given federal employees. b. Contractor personnel under this contract shall not: (1) Be placed in a position where there is an appearance that they are employed by a Federal Officer, or are under the supervision, direction, or evaluation of a Federal Officer. (2) Be placed in a position of command, supervision, administration or control over personnel or personnel of other Government Contractors, or become a part of the Government organization. (3) Be used in administration or supervision of procurement activities. Citizenship All contract employees shall be U.S. citizens or legal immigrant aliens. Employee Relationship a. The services to be performed under this contract do not require the Contractor or his employees to exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Government, but rather, the Contractor's employees will act and exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Contractor. b. Rules, regulations, directives and requirements which are issued by Government Authorities under their responsibility for good order, administration and security are applicable to all personnel who enter a Government installation or who travel on Government transportation. This is not to be construed or interpreted to establish any degree of Government control which is inconsistent with a non-personal services contract. Organizational Conflict of Interest Policy Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI): The policy of DOL is to avoid contracting with contractors who have unacceptable organizational conflicts of interest. An organizational conflict of interest means that because of existing or planned activities, an offeror or Contractor is unable, or potentially unable, to render impartial assistance to the agency, or has an unfair competitive advantage, or the offeror or Contractor's objectivity is, or might be, impaired. If the offeror does not have any OCI issues, it must positively affirm so in writing. The following provides the contractor with examples of situations where mitigation plans may or may not be required by DOL. These examples are not intended to be inclusive. Disclosure by offerors or contractors participating in a DOL acquisition. Offerors or contractors should provide information which concisely describes all relevant facts concerning any past, present or currently planned interest, (financial, contractual, organizational, or otherwise) relating to the work to be performed and bearing on whether the offeror or contractor has a possible OCI. If the offeror or Contractor does not disclose any relevant facts concerning an OCI, the offeror or Contractor, by submitting an offer or signing the contract, warrants that to its best knowledge and belief, no such facts exist relevant to possible OCI. It is not the intention of DOL to exclude a Contractor from a competitive acquisition due to a perceived OCI. DOL Contracting Officers are fully empowered to evaluate each potential OCI scenario based upon the applicable facts and circumstances. The final determination of such action may be negotiated between the impaired Contractor and the DOL Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer's business judgment and sound discretion in identifying, negotiating, and eliminating OCI scenarios should not adversely affect DOL's policy for competition. DOL is committed to working with potential vendors to eliminate or mitigate actual and perceived OCI situations, without detriment to the integrity of the competitive process, the mission of DOL, or the legitimate business interests of the vendor community. Mitigation plans: The successful Contractor will be required to permit a Government audit of internal OCI mitigation procedures for verification purposes. DOL reserves the right to reject a mitigation plan, if in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, such a plan is not in the best interest of DOL. After award, DOL will review and audit OCI mitigation plans as needed (in the event of any changes due to mergers, consolidations, or any unanticipated circumstances that may create an unacceptable organizational conflict of interest). Inapplicability of Employee Benefits This contract does not create an employer-employee relationship. Accordingly, entitlement and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply. a. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax withholding. b. Payments under this contract are not subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act. c. The Contractor is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits under the Social Security Act, as amended, by virtue of performance under this contract. d. The Contractor is not entitled to any workmen's compensation benefits by virtue of this contract. e. The entire consideration and benefits to the Contractor for performance of this contract is contained in the provisions for payment under this contract. Contractor Supervision The Government will not supervise, direct, or evaluate the contractor's employees. Similarly, the contractor's employees shall not supervise, direct, or evaluate Government employees or employees employed by other contractors. The contractor's employees shall not become an integrated part of any Government organization, nor shall they administer or control any Government procurement activities. Telephone Service Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration & Mgmt. telephone service may be provided to local office locations to carry on official business. Contractor Employee Suitability and Security Requirements 1. Background Investigations a. Background Investigation Requirements. The investigation requirements for contractor employees are based on the risk or sensitivity level designation of the position. The Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, or other DOL Agency's designated official informs the Contractor of the risk or sensitivity level for each contractor employee position. The minimum level of investigation for each risk or sensitivity level is indicated below. Position Risk/Sensitivity Level: Minimum Investigation Requirement: Low Risk/Non-sensitive National Agency Check & Inquiries (NACI) Moderate Risk Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) High Risk Background Investigation (BI) Noncritical-Sensitive Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)* Critical-Sensitive Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)* * Individuals occupying Critical-Sensitive positions (i.e., require Top Secret security clearances) are subject to reinvestigation every 5 years. Individuals occupying Noncritical-Sensitive positions are subject to reinvestigation every 10 years for Secret security clearances and every 15 years for confidential security clearances. b. Conducting Background Investigations. All contract employees require a background investigation. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will conduct background investigations for DOL employees and contractor employees. Since OPM only accepts requests from Federal agencies to conduct background investigations, the DOL Agency will make arrangements with the Contractor to send the contractor employee's completed papers to the DOL Agency for submission to OPM. c. Payment for Background Investigation. If the DOL Agency bears the cost for background investigations on contractor employees, the designated DOL Agency official will forward the required documents to OPM. 2. The Investigation Process The Contractor shall submit written procedures to the designated DOL Agency official describing the method by which the following investigation requirements will be satisfied. a. Pre-employment Checks. Before a contractor employee can begin work for DOL, he or she must provide the Contractor with a properly completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, on which the employee has completed items 1 through 7c, questions 9 through 13, and item 16 as necessary, and has signed item 17. (Attachment is a copy of the OF-306. This form can also be found at the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms.) If the Contractor has not received a completed OF-306 from the contractor employee within 5 days after requesting the form, the Contractor shall notify the COR. If the person answers "Yes" to one or more of questions 9 through 13, the Contractor shall notify the COR immediately. The designated DOL Agency official will inform the Contractor whether or not the contractor employee may work on the contract. Before making this decision the designated DOL Agency official may also require a pre-employment FBI fingerprint check on contract employees. This procedure is described in Chapter 2, Section 6. b. Submission of Investigation Documents. The Contractor shall submit the required documents below to the designated DOL Agency official within 14 calendar days of each contractor employee's placement on the contract in a High Risk, Moderate Risk, Low Risk, or Noncritical-Sensitive position. However, the Single Scope Background Investigation must be completed before the contractor employee is placed in a Critical-Sensitive position, unless the Department approves the placement of the contractor employee's placement in the position before the investigation is completed. The specific form that he or she completes depends on the risk or sensitivity level of the work that he or she will perform. These forms can be found on the following website: http://www.opm.gov/forms. • The SF-85, Questionnaire for Nonsensitive Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Low Risk level. The minimum investigation required is a National Agency Check and Inquiries. • The SF-85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, is used with positions or work that are designated at the Moderate or High Risk level. The minimum investigation required for the Moderate Risk level is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation required for the High Risk level is a Background Investigation. • The SF-86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, is used with positions or work that is designated at the Noncritical-Sensitive or Critical-Sensitive level. The minimum investigation for Noncritical-Sensitive work is a Minimum Background Investigation. The minimum investigation for Critical-Sensitive work is a Single Scope Background Investigation. The Contractor shall also ensure that each contractor employee is fingerprinted using Form FD-258. The Contractor can get copies of this form from the COR. The Contractor shall submit the following completed forms and documents to the for each contractor employee based on the risk or sensitivity level of work that such employee is performing: Low Risk: High/Moderate Risk: Critical/Noncritical Sensitive: SF-85 SF-85P SF-86 FD-258 FD-258 FD-258 OF-306 OF-306 OF-306 Application/Resume Application/resume Application/resume c. Temporary Contractor Employees. If the contractor employee is assigned to Low Risk work and is employed on a seasonal, daily, or intermittent basis, or for no more than 180 days, the NACI is not required. However, the Contractor shall submit the fingerprints of the contractor employee to the COR on a Form FD-258. 3. Adjudication a. Referral of Suitability Issues. When OPM has completed the contractor employee's background investigation, it shall send the report of investigation to the Department's Office of Executive Resources and Personnel Security (OERPS). If the report contains suitability issues, the OERPS will forward the report to the designated DOL Agency official for review and adjudication. b. Suitability Standard and Criteria. The suitability standard and criteria are described in Chapter 3, Section 3. c. Unfavorable Suitability Determination. If the designated DOL Agency official determines that the contractor employee is unsuitable, the Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor in writing that the contractor employee is denied access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems. If revoking access to DOL facilities and/or information and information systems negatively impacts the contractor employee's ability to perform, he or she shall be removed from the contract. Any removal of a contractor employee shall not be considered grounds for a delay or adjustment claim from the Contractor. 4. Non-disclosure Agreement The Contractor shall require each contractor employee to review and sign the attached non-disclosure agreement (Attachment) when he or she begins work on the DOL contract. The Contractor must send the signed copy to TBD Contract Administration Data DOLAR 2952.201-70 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (May 2004) (a) TBD is hereby designated to act as contracting officer's representative (COR) under this contract. (b) The COR is responsible, as applicable, for: receiving all deliverables; inspecting and accepting the supplies or services provided hereunder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract; providing direction to the contractor which clarifies the contract effort, fills in details or otherwise serves to accomplish the contractual scope of work; evaluating performance; and certifying all invoices/vouchers for acceptance of the supplies or services furnished for payment. (c) The COR does not have the authority to alter the contractor's obligations under the contract, and/or modify any of the expressed terms, conditions, specifications, or cost of the agreement. If, as a result of technical discussions, it is desirable to alter/change contractual obligations or the scope of work, the contracting officer must issue such changes. Invoicing Procedures An original invoice shall be prepared and submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) by email to: DOL-NO-DM-OASAM@quickpay.dol.gov 1). Electronic PDF/TIFF Invoice Submittal In an effort to support the eCommerce initiative and expedite vendor payment processing, the DOL requires invoices to be submitted electronically. The contractor shall: Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified above. 1. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format. 2. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. 3. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00. 4. Submit a copy of the email with the attached invoice to the contracting officer's representative (COR) at the COR email address specified in the contract. 5. Wait for either a success or failure e-mail response, regarding the invoice e-mail, before sending in another e-mail with the same invoice attachment. The contractor MUST NOT: 6. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceeds this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to the COR or other representative at the address (specified in paragraph 2 below). 7. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color. 1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible. 2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. 8. Submit more than one attachment as subsequent attachments will not be recognized. 9. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment. General Information Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to InvoiceInquiriesXXX@dol.gov. The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state "INQUIRY," followed by the information described in paragraph 1).d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice. 2). Paper Invoices submitted via fax or U.S. mail Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed when electronic email cannot be accomplished due to size limitations described above. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 202-693-4228 When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Financial Management Operations Room S-5526 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington, DC 20210 (XIII) Additional contract requirements: Offeror must be authorized reseller for IBM, and MUST provide an authorized reseller letter/certification attached in their response in order to be considered for award. (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS): N/A (XV) Offers are due no later than 12:00 P.M. ET on September 1, 2015. All offers must be e-mailed to the attention of Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Heather Brick Saunders, Email: Brick.Heather.A@dol.gov and Lesa L. Austin, Email: Austin.Lesa.L@dol.gov.

USPSC - OTI Sr. Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published July 8, 2016  -  Deadline July 22, 2016
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: Senior Deputy Country Representative - PakistanSolicitation Number: SOL-OTI-16-000041Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $87,263 - $113,444Issuance Date: July 8, 2016Closing Date: July 22, 2016Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Deputy Country Representative Pakistan under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 45 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer ATTACHMENT 1 Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Senior Deputy Country Representative - Pakistan I. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-16-000041 2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 8, 2016 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 22, 2016, 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Deputy Country Representative 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-14 equivalent level, non-locality pay ($87,263 - $113,444 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the GS-14 equivalent level based upon the selected candidate's salary history, qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, and educational background as reported on AID-302-3. For selected candidates whose salary has been established on a Federal pay scale (i.e. General Schedule) or its equivalent, the base salary (not including locality pay) of their grade/step will be the basis of the salary negotiation. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years, with three one-year option periods. START DATE: Within 45 days of receiving notification that required security and medical clearances have been obtained. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Pakistan 8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret 9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. There are several benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see Section VI of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION USAID/OTI launched The Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) program in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in November of 2007, and subsequently expanded the program into priority areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in September of 2009, and Sindh and Punjab in October of 2011. The PTI program supports the Government of Pakistan's (GOP) development efforts to better integrate FATA/KP into the political and economic mainstream of Pakistan. PTI also supports the GOP in identifying community priorities and addressing some of the region's most immediate needs, which requires close coordination with ongoing USAID, State Department, and Department of Defense activities in the region. In Sindh and Punjab, PTI works to counter violent extremism in order to build a foundation for political and social development in conflict-prone communities in Pakistan. The Senior Deputy Country Representative post is a middle/senior-management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The candidate must be mature, self-reliant, a team player, a problem solver, and able to manage a diverse portfolio of grants, operational challenges and staff. The incumbent should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantees and contractor/USAID relationships. The Senior Deputy Country Representative must communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and clerics or other religious leaders. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy/governance and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills, and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Senior Deputy Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic and operational success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, staff and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Senior Deputy Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Senior Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties: • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international donors, and others interested in DCHA/OTI activities; • Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations; • As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews; • Evaluate proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding; • Assist the Country Representative, and support/mentor other OTI field staff, in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives; • Travel to monitor and independently assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, senior host government and other program counterparts, and develop recommendations in response to evolving dynamics; • Take the lead and/or mentor others on collecting and analyzing information, as well as, drafting/editing regular reporting products for internal and external audience; • Regularly assume high-level representational responsibilities serving as a subject matter expert including, but not limited to potentially serving as Acting Country Representative in his/her absence; • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance, to help ensure programmatic success; • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs; • Actively collaborate and share program information with other USAID project managers, the U.S. Embassy, bilateral donors, United Nations organizations, international organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities; • Support the Country Representative to ensure cross portfolio use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation; • When required, report to the Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation across the portfolio, 2) OTI contractors performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI's program objectives; • As required by the Country Representative, assist in managing and/or supervising the FSN and expatriate staff, including regionally-based Deputy Country Representatives, program officers, administrative assistants and drivers; • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets, as well as training, travel, program and operations requests; • Perform other related duties as determined by the supervisor or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:The Senior Deputy Country Representative will be supervised by the OTI Country Representative or his/her designee in the country of assignment. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:The supervisor will set overall objectives and resources available, and work with the employee to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The employee will be responsible for planning and carrying out assignments, resolving most conflicts, coordinating with others, and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives. Keeping the supervisor informed of progress, the employee may determine the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used. The supervisor will review completed work from an overall standpoint of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While in Pakistan, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may involve some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). WORK ENVIRONMENT:While in Pakistan, the work is primarily performed in an office setting. However, freedom of movement restrictions can vary greatly depending on the assigned location in-country. The position will likely require travel throughout the country of assignment, which may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 11. POINT OF CONTACT: OTI Recruitment Team529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20045Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis; (3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition; (4) One (1) year of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and training staff). SELECTION FACTORS:(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)• Applicant is a U.S. Citizen;• Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements;• Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship);• Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance;• Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. A USAID Secret level security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The selected must obtain Department of State medical clearance within four months after offer acceptance. If medical clearance is not obtained within this period, the offer may be rescinded. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. III. EVALUATION FACTORS EVALUATION FACTORS:(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in high-visibility and high-pressure environments, including crisis or conflict situations. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience managing a diverse team based in multiple locations. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S. Government agencies, donor and international organizations, and local counterparts, including beneficiaries. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points:Factor #1 - 15Factor #2 - 15Factor #3 - 15Total Possible - 45 Points Interview Performance - 55 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. IV. APPLYING Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 11. Qualified applicants are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 45 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the solicitation number in the application submission. Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20045Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number. For general information about DUNS Numbers and SAM, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management.https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html or www.sam.gov. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES Once the CO informs the successful applicant about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful applicant instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms. Forms outlined below can found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (AID-302-3).2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306).3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: 1. BENEFITS: (a) Employer's FICA Contribution(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)(e) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation(f) Annual & Sick Leave 2. ALLOWANCES:Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas) (a) Post Differential Chapter 500 and Tables in Chapter 900.(b) Living Quarters Allowance Section 130.(c) Temporary Lodging Allowance Section 120.(d) Post Allowance Section 220.(e) Supplemental Post Allowance Section 230.(f) Payments During Evacuation Section 600.(g) Education Allowance Section 270.(h) Separate Maintenance Allowance Section 260.(i) Danger Pay Allowance Section 650.(j) Education Travel Section 280. VII. TAXES USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare VIII. ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDS) AND CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBS) PERTAINING TO PSCs AAPDs and CIBs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which AAPDs and CIBs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 28, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY(OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s).

USPSC - OTI Regional Team Leader, Middle East - Washington, D.C.

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published August 26, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: Regional Team Leader Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-15-000053 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $107,325- $139,523 Issuance Date: August 26, 2015 Closing Date: September 9, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as Regional Team Leader under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 706-6100 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Regional Team Leader 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-15-000053 2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 26, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 9, 2015, 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Team Leader 5. MARKET VALUE: $107,325- $139,523 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years, with three one-year option periods. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 11 of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION The Middle East Regional Team Leader is a member of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division (FPD), reports to the OTI Chief of FPD, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams as part of its Field Programs Division: Africa (AFR), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Afghanistan and Pakistan (AF/PAK), Middle East (ME), and Yemen, Europe and Asia (YEA). OTI's Regional Teams are responsible for all program implementation-related activity in the specific region. Under this solicitation, the Regional Team Leader's will be responsible for overseeing specific OTI country programs in the Middle East and North Africa regions, supervising program teams in Washington, DC and the field, and serving as the principle OTI interlocutor on all existing and forecasted programs in the region. This is a program-funded USPSC position that focuses the vast majority of its time on country program implementation. The Middle East Regional Team Leader will insure that U.S. Government funds are spent wisely, in coordination with other key actors, and in a manner that reflects OTI standard practices and U.S. Government policy. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Regional Team Leader requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Regional Team Leader is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Chief of Field Programs or his/her designee, the Regional Team Leader will perform the following duties: • Apply a sound understanding of USAID's programmatic and operational processes in Washington to support transition programming overseas, including assessment and conceptualization, design, management, analysis and evaluation of political transition and/or post-conflict activities; • Negotiate, oversee and manage the overall Regional Team country budgets to ensure that the team procurement plan is kept up to date, and that country programs are appropriately budgeted for. Additional responsibilities include working to secure additional funding from other U.S. Government sources if required, and ensuring that the team is trained on all the appropriate systems and tools for budgeting, finances and procurement; • As requested by embassies and/or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming such as rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews; • Lead and oversee the OTI Regional Team, including Program Managers in Washington, Country Representatives in the field, and implementing partner grants and agreements at the headquarters level; • Monitor and evaluate OTI country programs through regular communication with staff, reports from the field and Washington, liaising with the OTI Program Office team, and regular site visits; • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives, ensure staff work objectives and tasks are well defined, and ensure that recruitment is initiated immediately when staffing needs arise. Ensure that staff is highly qualified, trained, and mentored in all critical aspects of OTI operations and programming. Ensure that employee performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner in accordance with OTI office policy; • Supervise the implementation of OTI-financed activities, including overseeing and/or managing the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and Personal Services Contract employees; • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting Chief of Field Programs or Country Representative in the field in their absence; • Perform complex country and program analysis to develop existing and future strategies in high-priority countries, including the effective oversight of management, logistical, budget, administrative, human resources, and contractual issues; • Serve as a central participant on inter- and intra-agency policy and crisis task forces as required; • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with USAID, Department of State, Department of Defense, and other U.S. Government personnel, to share programmatic information and coordinate Interagency development efforts; • Liaise with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, donor and international organizations, to monitor and evaluate OTI country program activities; • Disseminate regular DCHA/OTI reports to U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government agencies and organizations as deemed appropriate; • Oversee, develop and manage, in conjunction with OTI Washington staff and the Country Representative in the field, an OTI close-out strategy that will, whenever appropriate and possible, ensure reasonable and effective handover to follow-on USAID and/or other donor programs; • Ensure the proper development of documentation for required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements in conformance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency and office guidelines; • Mentor other OTI Team Leaders, and mentor and train Country Representatives and Program Managers as required; • Perform other duties and activities as required for the successful completion of country programs. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Regional Team Leader will be supervised by the OTI Chief of the Field Programs Division or his/her designee. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor will provide administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee will independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work assignments. The employee's work will be considered technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant change, and will be reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on the overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. When traveling overseas, the employee may be subject to some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in an office setting. When traveling overseas, the work may additionally involve safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Seven (7) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, humanitarian assistance, and/or human rights activity; (3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience in politically transitioning countries; (4) Five (5) years of supervisory experience, of which two (2) years must consist of supervising at a management level (defined as supervising supervisors). SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship); • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The incumbent must obtain Department of State medical clearance within six months after the contract is issued. If a medical clearance is not obtained within this period, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. EVALUATION FACTORS (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience leading, supervising, and training diverse professional staff, contractors or grantees in challenging operating environments. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including the design, management, and evaluation of political transition project activities. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, and local counterparts, including beneficiaries. Factor #4 Demonstrated experience operating independently in complex, high-visibility and high-pressure environments. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points: Factor #1 - 20 Factor #2 - 20 Factor #3 - 15 Factor #4 - 15 Total Possible - 70 Points Interview Performance - 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th St. NW, Suite 807, Washington, DC 20045 Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml or at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (OF-612). 2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306). 3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR Clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVE (AAPD) NO. 06-10 PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

USPSC - Regional Team Leader - Yemen, Europe and Asia

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published March 30, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: OTI Regional Team Leader - Yemen, Europe and Asia Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-15-000019 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $107,325- $139,523 Issuance Date: March 30, 2015 Closing Date: April 13, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an OTI Regional Team Leader - Yemen, Europe and Asia under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed, delivered, faxed, or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: Nathan Karrel or Ariel Bothen Telephone Number: (202) 706-6110 or (202) 706-6116 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) OTI Regional Team Leader - Yemen, Europe and Asia 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-15-000019 2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 30, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 13, 2015, 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Team Leader - Yemen, Europe and Asia 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-14 equivalent level, D.C. locality pay ($107,325- $139,523 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years, with three one-year option periods. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C. 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 12 of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION The Yemen, Europe and Asia (YEA) Regional Team Leader is a member of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division (FPD), reports to the OTI Chief of FPD, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams as part of its Field Programs Division: Africa (AFR), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Afghanistan and Pakistan (AF/PAK), Middle East (ME), and Yemen, Europe and Asia (YEA). The YEA Regional Team Leader is responsible for overseeing specific OTI country programs in the Yemen, Europe and Asia regions, supervising program teams in Washington, DC and the field, and serving as the principle OTI interlocutor on all existing and forecasted programs in the regions. This is a program-funded USPSC position that focuses the vast majority of its time on country program implementation. The YEA Regional Team Leader will ensure that U.S. Government funds are spent wisely, in coordination with other key actors, and in a manner that reflects OTI standard practices and U.S. Government policy. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Regional Team Leader requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. The Regional Team Leader is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Chief of Field Programs or his/her designee, the Regional Team Leader will perform the following duties: • Apply a sound understanding of USAID's programmatic and operational processes in Washington to support transition programming overseas, including assessment and conceptualization, design, management, analysis and evaluation of political transition and/or post-conflict activities; • Negotiate, oversee and manage the overall Regional Team country budgets to ensure that the team procurement plan is kept up to date, and that country programs are appropriately budgeted for. Additional responsibilities include working to secure additional funding from other U.S. Government sources if required, and ensuring that the team is trained on all the appropriate systems and tools for budgeting, finances and procurement; • As requested by embassies and/or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming such as rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews; • Lead and oversee the OTI Regional Team, including Program Managers in Washington, Country Representatives in the field, and implementing partner grants and agreements at the headquarters level; • Monitor and evaluate OTI country programs through regular communication with staff, reports from the field and Washington, liaising with the OTI Program Office team, and regular site visits; • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives, ensure staff work objectives and tasks are well defined, and ensure that recruitment is initiated immediately when staffing needs arise. Ensure that staff is highly qualified, trained, and mentored in all critical aspects of OTI operations and programming. Ensure that employee performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner in accordance with OTI office policy; • Supervise the implementation of OTI-financed activities, including overseeing and/or managing the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and Personal Services Contract employees; • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting Chief of Field Programs or Country Representative in the field in their absence; • Perform complex country and program analysis to develop existing and future strategies in high-priority countries, including the effective oversight of management, logistical, budget, administrative, human resources, and contractual issues; • Serve as a central participant on inter- and intra-agency policy and crisis task forces as required; • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with USAID, Department of State, Department of Defense, and other U.S. Government personnel, to share programmatic information and coordinate Interagency development efforts; • Liaise with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, donor and international organizations, to monitor and evaluate OTI country program activities; • Disseminate regular DCHA/OTI reports to U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government agencies and organizations as deemed appropriate; • Oversee, develop and manage, in conjunction with OTI Washington staff and the Country Representative in the field, an OTI close-out strategy that will, whenever appropriate and possible, ensure reasonable and effective handover to follow-on USAID and/or other donor programs; • Ensure the proper development of documentation for required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements in conformance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency and office guidelines; • Mentor other OTI Team Leaders, and mentor and train Country Representatives and Program Managers as required; • Perform other duties and activities as required for the successful completion of country programs. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Regional Team Leader will be supervised by the OTI Chief of the Field Programs Division or his/her designee. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor will provide administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee will independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work assignments. The employee's work will be considered technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant change, and will be reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on the overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. When traveling overseas, the employee may be subject to some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in an office setting. When traveling overseas, the work may additionally involve safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Seven (7) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, humanitarian assistance, and/or human rights activity; (3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience in politically transitioning countries; (4) Five (5) years of supervisory experience, of which two (2) years must consist of supervising at a management level (defined as supervising supervisors). In addition, the applicant must satisfy the following Selection Factors: • Applicant is a U.S. citizen; • Complete resume submitted; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship); • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The incumbent must obtain Department of State medical clearance within six months after the contract is issued. If a medical clearance is not obtained within this period, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. EVALUATION FACTORS (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience leading, supervising, and training diverse professional staff, contractors or grantees in challenging operating environments. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including the design, management, and evaluation of political transition project activities. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience interacting with and representing organizations to U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, and local counterparts, including beneficiaries. Factor #4 Demonstrated experience operating independently in complex, high-visibility and high-pressure environments. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points: Factor #1 - 20 Factor #2 - 20 Factor #3 - 15 Factor #4 - 15 Total Possible - 70 Points Interview Performance - 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the four (4) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: OTI Recruitment Office, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807, Washington, D.C. 20045 Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml or at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (OF-612). 2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306). 3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR Clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVE (AAPD) NO. 06-10 PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.
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