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Vocational Education Instructor Services

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published July 29, 2016
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Educational Services for Bureau of Indian Affairs Operated Juvenile Detention

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 10, 2015  -  Deadline June 29, 2015
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100% Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (IEE) Set-aside, for Small Business IEE concerns in accordance with the Buy Indian Act. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education U ¿ Educational Services for Bureau of Indian Affairs Operated Juvenile Detention Facilities in Indian Country. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only notice; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The North American Industry classification (NAICS) code is 611710. This acquisition is being solicited accordance with FAR Part 13.003 and DIAR 1480.280-1, as a total Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise Set-aside. The Period of Performance (POP) shall be from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016, with four 12-month option periods. The resultant contract will be awarded as a firm fixed price contract as defined in FAR 16.2 and labor hour contract as defined to FAR 16.6. The Government intends to make a single contract award. See the complete solicitation for SOW and other details. The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)¿s and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services (OJS) are collaborating to deliver academic education services to youth whom are incarcerated in BIA Juvenile Detention Centers (JDC) within Indian country. Both entities have committed to ensuring that adequate educational services are provided at all OJS operated detention centers. Background and Scope It is the mission of the OJS to provide justice services and technical assistance to federally recognized Indian tribes also to respect and protect sovereignty through promotion of self-determination. This mission promotes the organizations guiding principle to protect life and property, maintain order and justice, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, support tribal justice systems, and to provide a safe secure humane detention services. Under the Authority provided by 25 CFR 2802, which implements Public Law, the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, this office has the responsibility to provide criminal justice remedial actions, correctional and detention services and rehabilitation in Indian Country. The OJS Corrections Program has been designated the program to take the lead in establishing and managing the education of incarcerated juveniles within their system and BIE has agreed to provide technical assistance whenever necessary. As described in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE is required to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe¿s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context. To this end, the BIE Washington, DC office has been tasked to support the OJS mission and partner in providing technical education assistance to the OJS detention centers and the Indian youth therein. The Contractor shall develop and implement the academic educational program tailored for BIA Juvenile Detention Centers, and provide quality educational and support services benefiting male and female American Indian Juveniles. The goal is to establish an environment conducive to the learning process for juveniles by qualified and certified educational professionals.

Culinary Arts/Horticulture Educational Programs

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is RFQP03021600001 and it is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The requirement will be solicited on an Unrestricted basis. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611210, Junior Colleges and the size standard is $20.5 million. The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas intends to establish a single award, indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract with firm-fixed unit pricing for Culinary Arts/Horticulture programs for the inmate population incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Coleman, located in Coleman, Florida. Information regarding the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and its facilities can be located at www.bop.gov. A description of the services required is attached to this posting and labeled as Attachment II - Statement of Work. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-3. CONTRACT CLAUSES: 52.252-2 - Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998).This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at this address: www.acquisition.gov/far. Full text copies of Justice Acquisition Regulation (JAR) clauses or BOP clauses may be requested in writing from the Contracting Officer.52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) with addendum to incorporate the additional clauses listed below into this solicitation and any resulting contract.52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011)52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (DEC 2014)52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) - Employers liability: $100,000; Comprehensive General Liability: $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury; and 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) The following clauses will be incorporated into a resultant contract in full text with applicable fill-in information as noted: 52.21-603-70 Contracting Officer's Representative (JUN 2012) - Michielle Atherton, Assistant Supervisor of Education, FCC Coleman is hereby appointed as COR.52.216-18 Ordering (OCT 1995) - (a) from the first day of the effective performance period through the last day of the effective performance period52.216-19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) - (a) less than one hour; (b) (1) the estimated quantities identified in the Schedule of Items within the current performance period; (b) (2) the estimated quantities identified in the Schedule of Items within the current performance period; (b) (3) 30 days; (d) 5 days52.216-21 Requirements (OCT 1995) - (f) after the last day of the effective performance period52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) prior to the expiration of the current performance period52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) - (a) prior to expiration of the current performance period; 60 days; (c) but excluding the exercise of any option under the clause at 52.217-8 which is also incorporated into this contract, shall not exceed five (5) years.52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997)52.24-403-70 Notice of Contractor Personnel Security Requirements (OCT 2005)52.27-103-72 DOJ Contractor Residency Requirement - BOP (JUN 2004)52.242-11-004 Evaluation of Contractor Performance Utilizing CPARS (APR 2011)Department of Justice Order 2640.2F (NOV 2008)2852-223-70 Unsafe Conditions Due to the Presence of Hazardous Material (JUN 1996)DJAR-PGD-15-02-Attachment 2A Corporate Representation Regarding Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law or Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability - Award (DEVIATION 2015-02)(March 2015)DJAR-PGD-15-02-Attachment 2B Contractor Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements Prohibiting or Restricting Reporting of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse - Award (DEVIATION 2015-02)(March 2015)52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (NOV 2015) - (b) 52.203-6, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.209-9, 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-9, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33; (c) 52.222-17. OTHER CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Type of Contract: A resultant contract will be an indefinite delivery/requirements type contract with firm-fixed pricing. It is anticipated that contract award(s) resulting from this solicitation will be made in December 2015 with an effective date of award of January 1, 2016. The estimates of hours is not a representation to an offeror or contractor that the estimated quantity will be required or ordered or that conditions affecting requirements will be stable or normal. Performance Period: The periods of performance of the resulting contract shall be Base Year - Effective Date of Award (EDOA) thru 12 months; Option Year 1 - 13 months from EDOA thru 24 months; Option Year 2 - 25 months from EDOA thru 36 months; Option Year 3 - 37 months from EDOA thru 48 months; Option Year 4 - 49 months from EDOA thru 60 months. The contractor shall commence performance of services by submitting information to initiate security clearance procedures within 15 calendar days from effective date of award of the contract. In accordance with FAR 46.503 and 46.403(a) (6), the place of acceptance for services under this contract is at the destination, FCC Coleman.Ordering Official: Task orders may be issued only by the Contract Specialist or a warranted procurement official from the Contract Administration Office at FCC Coleman. Orders may be issued orally, faxed, electronically, or via mail. Security and Investigative Requirements: The employees of the contractor entering the institution may be required to meet certain security requirements prior to entering the institution. Primary concerns are the amount of contact that may occur between the contractor and his/her employees with the inmate population during the performance of the contract. Contractor employees are allowed access to the institution at the sole discretion of the Warden of the institution. The program manager at FCC Coleman is responsible for conducting the appropriate law enforcement check on all contractor staff that may need access inside the prison facility. The following investigative procedure will be performed: 1). National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check; 2). DOJ 99 (Name Check); 3). FD 258 (fingerprint check); 4). Law Enforcement Agency checks; 5). Vouchering of Employers; 6). Resume/Personal Qualifications; 7). OPM 329 A (Authority for Release of Information); 8). National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) check (if applicable); and 9). Urinalysis Test (for the detection of marijuana and other drug usage)By submitting a quote for service, the contractor and its employees agree to complete the required documents and undergo the listed procedure. An individual who does not pass the security clearance will be unable to enter the BOP facility. Any individual employed by the contractor who is deemed not suitable by the BOP requirements will not be granted access to perform services under the contract. This is a condition of the contract. Finally, the contractor shall be in compliance with 8 CFR 274a regarding employment of aliens.Non-personal services: A resultant contract will be a non-personal services contract, as defined in FAR 37.101, under which the contractor is an independent contractor. Award of a contract does not constitute an employer/employee relationship. The contractor will not be subject to Government supervision, except for security related matters; however, contractor performance shall be closely monitored to ensure contract compliance. Pricing Methodology- The contract rate for service will be on a per session basis, where a session is defined as one hour in duration. Pricing shall be inclusive of all charges (i.e., wages, insurance, overhead, profit, etc.). Please note that there will be minimal processing time required to enter the institution that should be reflected in the price quoted. Also, the rates applicable for 52.217-8 option, if utilized, shall be those rates effective in the preceding performance period. FAR 52.217-8 is an option to extend services of any such performance period and therefore the Governments evaluation of proposed pricing is inclusive of all base and options as related to FAR 52.217-8 and 52.217-9. Should the Government elect to exercise the extension authorized by 52.217-8, the total contract price will increase. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at this address: www.acquisition.gov/far.52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (OCT 2015) tailored to delete paragraphs at d, h, and i, as they have been determined to be non-applicable to this solicitation. Paragraph c has been changed to 60 days. The additional provisions listed below are incorporated into this solicitation via addendum to this provision. All references to "Offer" and "Offeror" are changed to "Quote" and "Quoter" respectively. 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JUL 2013)52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (NOV 2015)52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990)52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities Relating to Iran - Representation and Certifications (DEC 2012)52.233-2 Service of Protest (AUG 1996) (a) Procurement Executive, BOP, 320 First Street, N.W., Room 5005, Washington, D.C. 2053452.237-1 Site Visit (APR 1984)Protests Filed Directly with the Department of Justice (JAR 2852.233-70)Faith-Based and Community- Based Organizations (AUG 2005) - can submit quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.DJAR-PGD-15-02-Attachment 1A Corporate Representation Regarding Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law or Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability - Solicitation (DEVIATION 2015-02)(March 2015)DJAR-PGD-15-02-Attachment 1B Contractor Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements Prohibiting or Restricting Reporting of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse - Solicitation (DEVIATION 2015-02)(March 2015) Evaluation and Award Methodology: This acquisition will be procured in accordance with FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures. In addition to price, quoters must demonstrate technical capability and successful past performance history. Pursuant to FAR 12.602(c), an award decision will be made to the responsible contractor whose quote is most advantageous and represents the best value to the Government based on price, technical capability, and past performance. Pursuant to FAR 17.203(b), the Government's evaluation shall be inclusive of options. Pursuant to FAR 17.203(d), quoters may offer varying prices for options, depending on the quantities actually ordered and the dates when ordered. The estimated quantity of service required is not a representation to a quoter that the estimated quantities will be required or ordered, or that conditions affecting requirements will remain stable or normal. Quoters are advised that the Contracting Officer will verify registration in the System for Award Management database (www.sam.gov) prior to award of any contract, by entering the potential awardee DUNS number into the database. Failure to complete a registration record may result in elimination from consideration for award.If you have questions about the System for Award Management (SAM), Government procurements in general, or need assistance in the preparation of your quote, a local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) may be able to help. The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the Government marketplace. To locate a PTAC near you, go to http://www.aptac-us.org. Quoters are further advised to mark each individual item within their quote considered privileged or confidential under the Freedom of Information Act with notification that the data is considered confidential and privileged and not subject to mandatory disclosure under the FOIA. SUBMISSION OF QUOTATIONS:On letterhead or business stationary, the following information must be submitted. Failure to provide required information may result in your quote not being considered.(1) Contractor's DUNS Number.(2) Completed copy of Attachment I - Contract Pricing/Schedule of Items. (3) A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (if different from entry made to the System for Award Management record at www.sam.gov.) Offeror's Representations and Certifications should include NAICS code 611210 Junior Colleges.(4) Quotes must demonstrate the contractor's technical capability to provide the required services with a description of how the contractor plans to meet the requirements of the solicitation in accordance with the Statement of Work. This statement should include the number of instruction hours provided to each student in the contractor's accredited curriculum.(5) A completed copy of the Business Questionnaire - Attachment III.(6) Quotes must provide documentary evidence of accreditation.(7) Completed copy of 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters. Quote Submission Information:Quotes must be received at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Armed Forces Reserve Complex, 346 Marine Forces Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 no later than 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Written quotes will be accepted by mail, hand-carried delivery, or email. However, emailed quotes are encouraged. Emailed quotes must be sent to cdailey@bop.gov. Include the following in your subject line: Quote submitted in response to RFQP03021600001. Quotes must include all required information. Mailed or Hand-carried quotes must be delivered to the attention of Charles Dailey, Contract Specialist at the address listed above. The official point of receipt for hand-carried quotes will be at the first floor reception area of the address listed above. Please give 24 hour of advanced notice to Contracting Officer prior to hand-carrying quotes to accommodate access to secured base. Questions regarding this requirement may be directed in writing to Charles Dailey, Contract Specialist at cdailey@bop.gov. Please submit all questions no later than November 24, 2015.

76--Educational Books

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published March 2, 2015  -  Deadline March 5, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number FedBidBuy. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 702296. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-03-05 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Coleman, FL 33521 The DOJ BOP Field Offices - FCC COLEMAN requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: 9780132116138 Hospitality and Restaurant Management 2/e ISBN #0-13-211613-8, 170, EA; LI 002: 9780132175272 Controlling Foodservice Cost 2/e ISBN #0-13-217527-4, 160, EA; LI 003: 9780132175258 Hospitality Human Resources Management & Supervision 2/e ISBN #0-13-217525-8, 100, EA; LI 004: 9780132725491 Principles of Food and Beverage Management 2/e ISBN #0-13-272549-5, 115, EA; LI 005: 9780135026328 ServSafe Exam Answer Sheet ISBN #0-13-502632-6, 120, EA; LI 006: 9780132181631 Nutrition 2/e ISBN #0-130218163-0, 160, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOJ BOP Field Offices - FCC COLEMAN intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOJ BOP Field Offices - FCC COLEMAN is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the ?Included in another line item? function when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid ?Submit a Question? feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid being determined to be non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. ORCA Requirement - Company must be registered on Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered with ORCA, they may do so by going to ORCA web site at https://orca.bpn.gov/. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the 'Submit a Question' button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable). Award Criteria-An award will be made to a responsive offeror (who submits all required submissions on time), whose past performance does not pose a risk to the Government, and whose offer is the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). An offer is technically acceptable if its technical capabilities conform to the Government's Statement of Work or listed specs whichever is applicable to the buy. Supplemental Bid Information In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. For Exact Match Only Commodity Buys- NO SUBSTITUTIONS, EXACT MATCH ONLY. The vendor may not substitute any item/service listed on this order without prior written approval from the DHS/CBP Contracting Officer. No other individual is authorized, either verbally or in writing to change part numbers, manufacturer, quantity, delivery dates, or any other specifications of this RFQ. Items/services that do not conform to descriptions and part numbers found in this RFQ will be rejected at the time of delivery causing a return at the vendor's expense. For Exact Match Services Buys Only- In order for a sellers bid to be 'responsive' and considered for award, the seller is REQUIRED to document exactly how they intend to meet the requirements of the SOW. They shall document statement detailing the service for evaluation. Failure to do this may be cause for termination. This information is REQUIRED in order for a sellers bid to be deemed 'responsive' and to be considered for award. For all buys other than Exact Match Sellers MUST document what they are bidding for evaluation for award. Sellers must include, extended specs and/or manufacturer name and part numbers (if applicable). Failure to do this may be cause for termination. This information is REQUIRED in order for a sellers bid to be deemed 'responsive' and to be considered for award. FAR 52.211-6 To be considered for award, all Sellers must be manufacturer/ Federally authorized distributors of the equipment/services they are offering with a demonstrated capability of delivering the entire order within the time frames specified by the Buyer on the award. Sellers may be required to provide documentation as proof of authorization to be considered for award. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) (SS 7-104.91(a) 1962 SEP)

AOE - Certified Associate Addictions Professional

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published December 1, 2014  -  Deadline December 30, 2014
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to award to an accredited post-secondary institution, vocational training, or industry-based school a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery/requirements type contract to provide a Certified Associate Addictions Professional (CAAP) program certified by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA). The objective is to provide an Advanced Occupational Education (AOE)/Vocational Tech. (VT) program for inmates at the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Coleman, FL. This solicitation is for a new requirement with an anticipated award date of January 12, 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 624310 (Size Standard: $11 million). The contractor must have the ability to work with an inmate population from a variety of cultural, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. The contractor shall not be a self-employed individual or individual employed by a post-secondary institution. The CAAP education program must be approved and graduates certified by the IAODAPCA in accordance with the Statement of Work. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database under NAICS Code 624310. The website for registration is www.SAM.gov. Interested quoters should comply with the Statement of Work. IAODAPCA requires a 200 hour program for certification. Estimated annual sessions are approximately 6,000 sessions (30 sessions per week x 50 weeks x 4 locations) as specified in the Statement of Work. Twenty - Forty percent of the curriculum's competencies must be hands-on replication of the actual work environment. Typically, the contractor will provide services Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, excluding Federal holidays; other days/hours may be implemented if necessary to meet program requirements and these days/hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. (Specific dates for the classes will be determined by the Supervisor of Education and the contractor). The sessions are on a requirements basis; therefore, schedule and sessions can change. The solicitation will be available on/about December 1, 2014 and will be distributed solely through this website. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The website provides downloading instructions to obtain all documents relating to this solicitation. All future information concerning this acquisition, including the solicitation and any subsequent amendments, will be distributed through the website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the website to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about the acquisition. The date for receipt of quotations is on/about December 30, 2014; however, this is a projected estimate and quoters should refer to Page 1 of the solicitation (Block #8) for the actual date quotations are due.

Culinary Arts Program - FCC Coleman

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published April 16, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to award to an accredited post-secondary institution, vocational training, or industry-based school a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery/requirements type contract to provide an accredited Culinary Arts program. The objective is to provide an Advanced Occupational Education (AOE) program for inmates at the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Coleman, FL. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 611519 (Size Standard: $15 million). The contractor must have the ability to work with an inmate population from a variety of cultural, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. The contractor shall not be a self-employed individual or individual employed by a post-secondary institution. The contractor must be a post-secondary institution, vocational training school, or industry based school that provides students with an industry recognized certification in Culinary Arts. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database under NAICS Code 611519. The website for registration is www.sam.gov. Interested quoters must meet all qualifications identified in the Statement of Work. Estimated annual sessions are approximately 6,000 sessions (30 sessions per week x 50 weeks x 4 locations). Twenty - Forty percent of the curriculum's competencies must be hands-on replication of the actual work environment. Typically, the contractor will provide services Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, excluding Federal holidays; other days/hours may be implemented if necessary to meet program requirements and these days/hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. (Specific dates for the classes will be determined by the Supervisor of Education and the contractor). The sessions are on a requirements basis; therefore, schedule and sessions can change. The solicitation will be available on/about April 17, 2015 and will be distributed solely through this website. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The website provides downloading instructions to obtain all documents relating to this solicitation. All future information concerning this acquisition, including the solicitation and any subsequent amendments, will be distributed through the website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the website to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about the acquisition. The date for receipt of quotations is on/about May 15, 2015; however, this is a projected estimate and quoters should refer to Page 1 of the solicitation (Block #8) for the actual date quotations are due. The anticipated effective date of award will be on/about November 1, 2015.

Office Specialist Certificate Program

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 20, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to award to an accredited post-secondary institution, vocational training, or industry-based school a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery/requirements type contract to provide an accredited Office Specialist Certificate Program. The objective is to provide an Advanced Occupational Education (AOE) program for inmates at the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Coleman, FL. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 611310 (Size Standard: $27.5 million). The Government contemplates awarding of an indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contracts with firm-fixed unit prices resulting from this solicitation. The contract period shall consist of a 12 month base period with four 12 month option periods for renewal. All duties shall be performed in accordance with standards and methods generally accepted within the industry and in compliance with all Federal and State policy and regulations. It is estimated that the contractor will provide 288 sessions of instruction in the program per year. A session is defined as one hour. The solicitation will be made available on or about November 20, 2015 and will be distributed solely through the General Administrations Federal Business Opportunities website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The site provides downloading instructions. All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will also be distributed solely through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is December 18, 2015. This solicitation is being issued on an unrestricted basis. Faith-based and Community-based organizations can submit offers/bids/quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.

STEM Study and Report. Small Business Indian Economic Enterprise Set-aside

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 29, 2015
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100% Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (IEE) Set-aside, for Small Business IEE concerns in accordance with the Buy Indian Act. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education B ¿ Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Study and Report for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only notice; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation is issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The North American Industry classification (NAICS) code is 541712. This acquisition is being solicited accordance with FAR Part 13.003 and DIAR 1480.280-1, as a total Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise Set-aside. The Period of Performance (POP) shall be from contract award to December 31, 2016. The resultant contract will be awarded as a firm fixed price contract as defined in FAR 16.2. The Government intends to make a single contract award. See the complete solicitation for SOW and other details.

Teacher Certification, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 26, 2015
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Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education U ¿ Teacher Certification service, as required by the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only notice; Proposals are being requested and a written solicitation is issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The North American Industry classification (NAICS) code is 923110. This acquisition is being solicited accordance with FAR Part 13.5 and FAR 37.6 which includes a Statement of Objectives. The Period of Performance (POP) will be based on the solution. The resultant contract will be awarded as a Requirements contract as defined in FAR 16.5. The Government intends to make a single contract award. See the solicitation for the Statement of Objectives and other details. Scope The overarching goal is for the contractor to provide commercially available process that shall certify a minimum of 500 BIE teachers out of BIE¿s total population of approximately 3,000 educators. The 3,000 teachers or educators, includes all Tribal and BIE funded/ managed schools. The contractor¿s teacher certification process must have a proven track record within the education industry, a well-defined educational testing/classroom learning system, and the contractor¿s system must have the capacity to determine which teachers meet these rigorous standards. The contractor shall create, distribute, administer, analyze, score and present the results of their findings to BIE schools and management. The contractor¿s process must include the necessary professional development to assist BIE teachers in raising their skills in order to exceed national standards. This shall entail the ability to reach teachers in rural remote locations. Objectives The objective of the BIE teacher¿s certification process is to improve the standard for all American Indian students within the BIE system. Consistent with national education reform efforts like Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the BIE expects to utilize this certification process to improve overall teacher knowledge of the core curriculum they teach to Indian students. This requires an integrative approach that uses multiple measures of teacher knowledge to determine a teacher¿s actual level of academic achievement and classroom techniques, which shall assist BIE management and principals in determining the appropriate course of action to improve the education process. Any educator within the BIE funded system, Tribal or BIE operated schools, is eligible for this certification process. The contractor must have a proven core knowledge testing/assessment process that determines the core knowledge level of BIE educators. With this information BIE can analyze and improve the effectiveness of the traditional school curriculum, with the ultimate goal of improving the education of Indian students within the BIE funded school system. Building on the core knowledge testing/assessment BIE teachers shall be further evaluated. BIE shall be able to create an environment that improves the classroom learning experience of Indian students being educated within the BIE education system. The proposal shall include a classroom teaching analysis to allow the view from an Indian student perspective. An evaluation of interaction and professional responsibilities as an educator including but not limited to their students, peers, Tribal interactions and local community. The contractor must provide all orientation; mentoring, candidate support training and any additional training costs associated with these requirements. The contractor shall address in the final report, any trends, best practices, weaknesses or strengths by location, differences between BIE managed and tribally controlled schools, pre and post impact of the teacher certification process, its impact on training, recruitment, and retention of highly effective teachers, and any best practices that can be identified/implemented. The Government shall not exercise any direct supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. The contractor is responsible for furnishing all resources, labor, tools, equipment, materials, supplies, services, and supervision necessary to perform the contract.

Sole Source Modification to Existing K-3 Literacy Intervention Contract HE1254-14-D-0006 for Booster Packs

Other Defense Agencies, Department of Defense Education Activity | Published May 18, 2016  -  Deadline May 24, 2016
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The Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) intends to issue a sole source modification to the existing K-3 Literacy Intervention contract# HE1254-14-D-0006 which was awarded to Greenwood Publishing Group (doing business as Heinemann Publishing) in 2014. The modification will add K-1 supplementary Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) booster packs to support existing LLI materials on the contract. This is not a request for competitive proposals. Interested parties who feel that they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should submit a capability statement demonstrating their abilities to meet this requirement. The information received in response to this notice will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct a competitive procurement. Please send your documentation to Nina Lin, at email address Nina.Lin@hq.dodea.edu. Documentation should be received by the response date of this notice to be considered by DoDEA. A determination by the DoDEA not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within discretion of the Government.

65--(660) AUDIOMETERS

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published November 3, 2015  -  Deadline November 12, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is: VA259-15-Q-0059, and it is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. (iv) This solicitation is a set-aside for Small Business. NAICS: 339113 Contract Line Items: Items must be Brand Name #8-04-13102 MADSEN ASTERA2 AUDIOMETER - 4 EA #8-69-40800 ACP AUDIOMETER CONTROL PANEL - 4 EA #8-75-81600 SPEAKER SYSTEM - 4 EA #7-36-01500 DESKTOP COMPUTER WITH KEYBOARD/MOUSE INCLUDED - 4 EA #8-62-46700 INBOOTH TOUCHSCREEN - 4 EA #8-36-00302 22" WIDESCREEN MONITOR - 4 EA #8-49-91300 QUICKSIN SOFTWARE - 4 EA INSTALLATION AND TRAINING - EA (v) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired (Statement of Work): It is the intent of the Government to contract for the procurement of audiometers to be used by the Audiology Service at the Salt lake City VA Medical Center. The audiometer allows for better patient education due to the use of a touchscreen monitor in the test chamber. It provides the option of integrating audiometric data into CPRS, ROES NOAL and VISAA automatically. It is calibrated for use with circumaural phones to reduce collapsing canals. Assessing tinnitus is a challenging task. The MADSEN Aster2 offers a dedicated application with numerous questionnaires useful when assessing tinnitus (THI,THS, TFI and BAHIA). These questionnaires are fully integrated offering the advantage to store, review, and share data during the assessment and management. This dedicated application also gives the opportunity to perform the most relevant psycho-acoustical tests like pitch and loudness matching, minimum masking level (MML) and residual inhibition (RI). The contractor shall install the audiometers at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. (vi) Date and place of delivery (FOB Destination): Delivery shall be as soon as conveniently possible. NLT 30 days ARO. VA medical Center 500 Foothill Blvd Salt Lake City, UT 84148 (vii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. (viii) The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, does not apply to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated LPTA. (ix) Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, with the offer. (x) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xi) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) Any additional contract requirements or terms and conditions: FAR 52.211-6, 52.217-8, and 52.217-9. (xiii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply. (xiv) Date and Time offers are due: 4:00pm MST 12 November 2015. (xv) Name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation: Jennifer Jones Contracting officer Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO-19 801-582-1565 x4102 jennier.jones14@va.gov

100 % Buy Indian Act Set-aside, BIA OIT/OIS FASS-CMS Modernization Initiative

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published July 9, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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100% Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (IEE) Set-aside, for Small Business IEE concerns in accordance with the Buy Indian Act. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Office of Indian Services (OIS), Division of Human Services (DHS) D ¿ Financial Assistance and Social Services ¿ Case Management System (FASS-CMS) Modernization Initiative. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only notice; Proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The North American Industry classification (NAICS) code is 511210. This acquisition is being solicited accordance with FAR Part 13.5 and DIAR 1480.280-1, as a total Small Business Indian Economic Enterprise Set-aside. The Period of Performance (POP) shall be 12-months from contract award/effective date, plus four 12-month option periods. The resultant contract will be awarded as an IDIQ contract as defined in FAR 16.5. The Government intends to make a single contract award. See the statement of work for complete details. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Information Technology (OIT) is modernizing an existing system called the Financial Assistance and Social Services ¿ Case Management System (FASS-CMS) for the BIA, Office of Indian Services (OIS), Division of Human Services (DHS). The BIA, OIS, DHS provides financial assistance and social services programs to federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Natives across the United States. The financial assistance and social services program are authorized under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) and have guiding regulation in the 25 Code of Federal Regulations Part 20, Part 23, and Part 115. In 2011, the BIA, OIS in collaboration with the BIA, OIT implemented the FASS-CMS nationwide to approximately 150 BIA and Tribal users. The FASS-CMS replaced an outdated legacy system. FASS-CMS was custom designed using a commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) solution called Microsoft CRM Dynamics. Although, the current FASS-CMS is effective today, the OIS, DHS recognizes the need to streamline and enhance the system to meet its changing workforce and to move its technology into the future through mobility and remote-access. This effort by OIS, DHS is called the FASS-CMS Modernization Initiative. FASS-CMS Modernization Initiative will address BIA¿s need to create a more mobile BIA social services workforce by bringing FASS-CMS to a FedRAMP compliant cloud and to mobile devices, such as Tablets or Smart Phones (Android and Apple compatibility). The goal to create a streamlined and mobile approach to the current FASS-CMS application will enable BIA social service workers to maximize their time in managing their workloads and cases on a day-to-day basis. Most of the BIA¿s social services workers are on-the-go each day, meeting with clients and conducting case management activities. FASS-CMS must be available through mobile technology so that the workers have the flexibility and technology to support the work they do, without having to be physically located in an office on a desktop computer to do their work. FASS-CMS will be used by DHS social service workers across the nation in both urban and rural areas. Additionally, the FASS-CMS Modernization Initiative will streamline and enhance the current FASS-CMS functionality. OIS, DHS recognizes that there is existing functionality in FASS-CMS that works well. However, there is functionality within the current system that simply requires enhancements for more efficiency. Additionally, the OIS, DHS is looking to develop new technical functionality in the system to better align the system with social services business processes and some new program initiatives. The development tasks for the FASS-CMS Modernization Project will be prioritized due to budgetary restrictions. The OIS, DHS has identified and prioritized the tasks it would like to accomplish on this project. The tasks for the project are listed below in order of priority: Priority #1: Develop FASS-CMS into a FedRAMP Compliant, Cloud Based Application Priority #2: Develop FASS-CMS into a Mobile Application that can be made accessible to workers on Android/Apple Smart Phones, Tablet PCs, and/or IPads. Priority #3: Reconfigure the Administrative Structure of FASS-CMS with a focus on the Business Unit Set-Up, User Roles & Access Rights Priority #4: Enhance the Payment Processing features of FASS-CMS including Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Capability and/or use of Debit Cards Priority #5: Child & Family Service Component: Enhance existing functionality and develop new functionality and workflow for the Child and Family Services Component of FASS-CMS to include a new workflow for the Intake process, Application, Placement and Payment components for Child Protection & Child Welfare Case Types. Priority #6: Reporting: Provide a more robust Adhoc Reporting Module and enhance existing custom reports . Priority #7: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Priority #8: Adult Protection and Individual Indian Money (IIM) Accounts Priority #9: General Assistance, Burial Assistance, and Emergency Assistance Priority #10: 638 Payments Additionally, the following areas currently in the system will be assessed for enhancements to existing functionality and potential development of new functionality as needed within the Priority Tasks. Case Management¿This capability will enable capturing, viewing, assessing, updating, and monitoring case files for individuals applying for or receiving financial assistance and/or social services from BIA social services under the BIA social services program. Automated Application Forms Processing¿This capability will enable information to be captured in an electronic form based on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-approved paper application for FASS for General Assistance, Child Assistance, Adult Care Assistance, Burial Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Service Only, and Information and Referral Only. Document Capture and Management¿This capability will enable documentation pertaining to individual case files and decisions associated with financial assistance and/or services provided to be captured, classified, retained according to disposition schedule set, and retrieved based on criteria selected. Tracking and Reporting Data¿This capability will enable data collection necessary for reporting and tracking cases, payments, performances, and other key areas pertaining to BIA social services. Notification and Alerts¿This capability will enable system users to receive automated notifications and alerts, and to set up personal reminders and alerts based on due dates, critical dates, follow up dates, approval notifications, etc. Search and Retrieval¿ This capability will enable system users to search for and retrieve information based on criteria specified within the system. This includes the ability to query on cases based on different criteria, individuals receiving financial assistance and/or services, active material and archived data, etc. Interfacing with External Systems¿This capability will enable the FASS -CMS Modernization Initiative to interface with other external systems per defined criteria and will allow interaction with another system to permit and facilitate streamlined payment processing transactions. Interfacing with DOI FBMS¿This capability will enable the FASS -CMS Modernization Initiative to interface with the DOI FBMS financial management system including the vendor creation process for both BIA tribal clients, service providers and other entities and the transfer of payment data to FBMS and back to FASS-CMS. Technical Environment¿The FASS-CMS Modernization Initiative needs to fit into the current OIT architecture and to integrate with current and future systems. The FASS -CMS Modernization Initiative will need out-of-the-box integration with current IA standard software. The solution will also need to be scalable providing options for high availability and load balancing. It will need to provide backup and restoration capabilities as well as a means for disaster recovery. Section 1.2 contains details on the current FASS-CMS system technical environment and Section 1.2.1 details technical environment requirements for the FASS -CMS Modernization Initiative. Although not required, the contractor may make recommendations on any hardware and/or software needed, along with associated costs, to implement the FASS -CMS Modernization Initiative.

Q--3D Imaging Reconstruction and Case Planning Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published March 29, 2016  -  Deadline April 12, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION North Florida/South Georgia Veteran System 3D Image Reconstruction and Case Planning Services General Information Document Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Solicitation Number: VA248-16-Q-0720 Response Date/Time: 04/12/2016-12:00 P.M. EST Classification Code: Q522 Set Aside: 100% Small Business NAICS Code: 621512 Contracting Office Address Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO) 8 Medical Sharing Team, Rm. 114 13800 Veterans Way Orlando, FL 32827 Description This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.603, Streamlined Solicitation for Commercial Items as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items and FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. The solicitation number is VA248-16-Q-0720 is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The RFQ 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 621512 with a small business size standard of $15.0M. This RFQ and resultant contract is being conducted as a 100% Small Business (SB) set-aside and all responsible sources may submit a quotation under NAICS 621512 which shall be considered by the government. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (hereinafter referred to as NF/SGVHS) requires contractual services to provide 3D Image Reconstruction and Case Planning services for vascular surgery for eligible veterans beneficiaries at Malcom Randal VA Medical located in Gainesville, FL specified in the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS). The NF/SGVHS intends to award a firm-fixed price, commercial item contract in response to this RFQ. The RFQ will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will close on 4-12-2016 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Purpose of Contract: See attached Performance Work Statement (PWS). Price Schedule: A list of contract line item numbers, quantities and unit of cases, including options are contained in the attached Price Schedule. The quoter is instructed to complete the unit cost and total annual cost based on the required quantity. Delivery Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Malcom Randal VA Medical Center, located at 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608. 1. The provision at FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" (OCT 2015) applies to this acquisition and the following addenda is provided. ADDENDUM TO 52.212-1: a. Paragraphs 52.212-1 (d), (e), (h), and (i) are deleted. b. Paragraph 52.212-1 (b) Submission of Quotes. (a) General: (i) Whenever, the words "offer," "proposal," "offerors," or similar terms are used in this solicitation, they shall be read to mean "quotation," "quoter," or similar corresponding term to reflect that this solicitation is a request for quotation and not a request for proposal or an invitation for bids. (ii) Once the Contracting Officer has decided to whom an offer will be issued, an offer requiring the quoter's signature will be issued. A contract will be in existence once both the quoter and the Contracting Officer have signed the contract. (b) Quotation packages shall consist of the following items: (i) Quotation package shall reference solicitation number VA248-16-Q-0720 and be signed by an authorized company representative. Include company address, cage code and DUNS number. (ii) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINS). Provide pricing for each CLIN (Unit Cost/Total Annual Cost) (iii) Completed copy of FAR 52.219-28 - Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (July 2013) (iv) Completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), Alt I (Oct 2014) or statement indicating that you have completed on-line at https://www.sam.gov. (v) Completed copy of FAR 52.209-7, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Administrative proceeding" means a non-judicial process that is adjudicatory in nature in order to make a determination of fault or liability (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings). This includes administrative proceeding at the Federal and State level but only in connection with performance of a Federal contract or grant. It does not include agency actions such as contract audits, site visits, corrective plans, or inspection of deliverables. "Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000" means- (1) The total value of all current, active contracts and grants, including all priced options; and (2) The total value of all current, active orders including all priced options under indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, 8(a), or requirements contracts (including task and delivery and multiple-award Schedules). "Principal" means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). (b) The offeror [_] has [_] does not have current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000. (c) If the offeror checked "has" in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror represents, by submission of this offer, that the information it has entered in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is current, accurate, and complete as of the date of submission of this offer with regard to the following information: (1) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, in connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal contract or grant, been the subject of a proceeding, at the Federal or State level that resulted in any of the following dispositions: (i) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction. (ii) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more. (iii) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in- (A) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or (B) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. (iv) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), or (c)(1)(iii) of this provision. (2) If the offeror has been involved in the last five years in any of the occurrences listed in (c)(1) of this provision, whether the offeror has provided the requested information with regard to each occurrence. (d) The offeror shall post the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv) of this provision in FAPIIS as required through maintaining an active registration in the System for Award Management database via https://www.acquisition.gov (see 52.204-7). (End of provision) (vi) Completed FAR 52.203-2 Certificate of Independent Price Determination (Apr 1985) (a) The offeror certifies that -- (1) The prices in this offer have been arrived at independently, without, for the purpose of restricting competition, any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other offeror or competitor relating to - (i) Those prices; (ii) The intention to submit an offer; or (iii) The methods or factors used to calculate the prices offered. (2) The prices in this offer have not been and will not be knowingly disclosed by the offeror, directly or indirectly, to any other offeror or competitor before bid opening (in the case of a sealed bid solicitation) or contract award (in the case of a negotiated solicitation) unless otherwise required by law; and (3) No attempt has been made or will be made by the offeror to induce any other concern to submit or not to submit an offer for the purpose of restricting competition (b) Each signature on the offer is considered to be a certification by the signatory that the signatory -- (1) Is the person in the offeror's organization responsible for determining the prices being offered in this bid or proposal, and that the signatory has not participated and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of this provision; or (2)(i) Has been authorized, in writing, to act as agent for the following principals in certifying that those principals have not participated, and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of this provision ____________________[insert full name of person(s) in the offeror's organization responsible for determining the prices offered in this bid or proposal, and the title of his or her position in the offeror's organization]; (ii) As an authorized agent, does certify that the principals named in subdivision (b)(2)(i) of this provision have not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of this provision; and (iii) As an agent, has not personally participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of this provision. (c) If the offeror deletes or modifies subparagraph (a)(2) of this provision, the offeror must furnish with its offer a signed statement setting forth in detail the circumstances of the disclosure. (End of Provision) 2. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) (a) Evaluation Factors are located in FAR 52.212-2 and will be used to evaluate offers based on the written information submitted. (b) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The evaluation factors are listed in descending order of importance: shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technical Capability (2) Past Performance (2) Price Technical and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important than price. (c) Options. The Government will evaluate quotes for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that a quote is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (d) A written notice of award or acceptance of a quote mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful quoter within the time for acceptance specified in the quote, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the quote's specified expiration time, the Government may accept a quote (or part of a quote), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items Paragraph (a) is hereby supplemented with the following: EVALUATION FACTORS (a) Quotations will be evaluated to determine compliance with all requirements of the RFQ, including any attachments. Award will be made to the quoter whose quote is most advantageous to the Government based upon an integrated assessment of the evaluation factors and sub-factors described below. The evaluation factors will be applied to all quotations in the same manner. Each quote will be evaluated strictly in accordance with its content and the Government will not assume that performance will include areas not specified in the quoter's quote. The Quoter shall demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the PWS, and submit a quote that will meet those objectives. The quote will be evaluated based on the proposed approach to perform the work. Any quote that is not in compliance with the requirements of the RFQ will be considered unacceptable and ineligible for award. (b) The award will be made based on the best overall (i.e., best value) quote that is determined to be the most advantageous to the Government. The Technical factors and Past Performance when combined are significantly more important than price. However, price could become the determining factor, if the quotations are determined to be essentially equal. The trade-off between technical, past performance and price could result in awarding to other than the lowest quoter. (c) The following evaluation factors and sub-factors will be used to evaluate each quotes: FACTOR 1: TECHNICAL CAPABILITY Sub-factor 1. Describe your experience providing 3D image reconstruction and case planning services, no more than four pages. Provide the methods and processes that you will use to fulfill the requirement as outlined in the Performance Work Statement to include but not limited to a detailed description of your processes for initial verification of licensure, certification, education and completion of the health requirements for contractor's employee performing on this contract. Include copies of all licenses held in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. Sub-factor 2. Describe your processes for ensuring licensure, certification, experience, continuing education and health requirements are kept current. Describe your plan and company policy to retain employees and/or subcontractor(s) with minimum turnover. Sub-factor 3. Describe the technical capability and understanding for meeting the contract requirement and to perform the services in a timely manner, without interruptions or problems. FACTOR 2: PAST PERFOMANCE Past Performance information is one (1) indicator of a quoter's ability to perform the contract successfully. The currency and relevance information, source of information, context of data, and general trends in quoter's performance will be considered as it pertains to the performance of work described in the RFQ. In the case of a quoter without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the quoter may not be evaluated favorable or unfavorable on past performance. Quoters may provide any other sources, when evaluating the quoter's past performance. Quoters are required to submit the following: Sub-factor 1. The government will evaluate the quality and extent of the quoter's performance deemed relevant to the requirements of this RFQ. Provide a minimum of three (3) references of prior contracts that are similar in size and scope to this requirement, include any Federal, State, local government and commercial contracts within the last three (3) years of the RFQ issue date. Furnish the following information for each contract: 1) Company Name/Division Name 2) Product/Service 3) Contracting Agency/Customer 4) Contract Number 5) Contract Dollar Value 6) Period of Performance 7) Name, address, and telephone for the Assessor Sub-factor 2. The Government requests that the quoter send out the past performance questionnaire to each Assessor. Assessors shall submit the completed past performance questionnaire directly to the Contract Specialist (CS). Completed past performance questionnaires must be received by the RFQ closing date. The Government requests that a minimum of three (3) past performance questionnaires be received. NOTE: Past performance evaluations will be conducted using the past performance questionnaire (Attachment 2 of the RFQ), information obtained from the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) or Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and any other sources deemed appropriate. While the Government may elect to consider data obtained from other sources, as well as data on hand, the burden of providing current and complete past performance information rests with the quoter. The past performance information obtained will be used for both the responsibility determination and this evaluation factor. FACTOR 3: PRICE Price/Cost Schedule - Quoter shall submit pricing for all Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINS) to include option periods. Provide total pricing for the base and each option period, and total for entire quote. Price will be evaluated, but will not be rated. The cost stated in the schedule of service is to be all inclusive to provide the services as stated herein (and breakdown of cost or explanation of how/why do you came out with that price). (End of Addendum to 52.212-2) The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Veterans Administration Acquisition Regulations (VAAR) clauses are applicable: FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015); FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) clauses cited (52.203-17, 52.204-4, 52.227-14, 52.232-40, 52.242-13); FAR 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011); FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999); FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000); FAR 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011); FAR 52.224-1, Privacy Act Notification (Apr 1984); Supplemental Insurance Requirement (IAW FAR 28.307-2 and FAR 52.228-5); FAR 52.224-2, Privacy Act (Apr 1984); FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996); FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds (Apr 1984); 52.237-3 Continuity of Services (Jan 1991); VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008); VAAR 852.203-71, Display of Department of Veterans Affairs Hotline Poster (Dec1992); VAAR 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Request (Nov 2012); VAAR 852.237-7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance (Jan 2008) ;VAAR 852.237-70, Contractor Responsibilities (Apr 1984); FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Mar 2016). The following Provisions are applicable: FAR 52.212-1, Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2015); FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998); FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2015); FAR 52.209-7, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013); FAR 52.216-1, Type of Contract (Apr 1984); FAR 52.217-5, Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990); FAR 52.225-25, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certification (Oct 2015); FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest (Sep 2006); VAAR 852.209-70, Organizational Conflicts of Interest (Jan 2008); VAAR 852.233-70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2008); VAAR 852.233-71, Alternate Protest Procedure (Jan 1998); VAAR 852.270-1, Representatives of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008); VAAR 852.271-70, Nondiscrimination in Services Provided to Beneficiaries (Jan 2008); VAAR 852.273-74, Award Without Exchanges (Jan 2003); FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014); FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2016). The provisions and clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html (FAR) and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR). 3. Questions concerning RFQ. Direct questions regarding this combined synopsis/solicitation to the Contract Specialist, Elizabeth Romero at email elizabeth.romero@va.gov. All questions must be received no later than March 31, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. EST. The Government reserves the right to not answer questions not meeting this timeline if doing so would result in an amendment requiring an extension of the RFQ and to extend would not be in the best interest of the Government. No telephonic response will be accepted. 4. Submission of Quote: Quote and all supporting documents shall be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist, Elizabeth Romero at email elizabeth.romero@va.gov. Quote must be submitted no later than April 12, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. EST.

65--Surgical Simulation Equipment (Brand Name or Equal)

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published August 29, 2016  -  Deadline September 7, 2016
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Lake Nona VA Medical Hospital Orlando, Florida has a need to procure Surgical Simulation Equipment, brand name or equal to Simulab Corporation TraumaMan System for the Medical Education Department. (ii) The combined synopsis solicitation number is VA248-16-Q-1293. It's issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). (iii) This combined synopsis solicitation RFQ and the provisions and clauses incorporated are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89/07-14-2016. (iv) The combined synopsis solicitation is Set-Aside for Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB/VOSB). The NAICS is 423490. Business size standard is 500 employees. Note, Interested Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business or Veteran Owned Small Business [SDVOSB/VOSB] Offerors must be listed and registered in Vetbiz.gov to be considered for Award. (v) This combined synopsis solicitation is for the purchase of Surgical Simulation Equipment. The brand name is TraumaMan & PacerMan. Any "or equal" response shall identify manufacturer and include parts list, along with details on how such item(s) match or exceed the salient characteristics. (vi) A description of the items to be acquired, and/or applicable salient characteristics/minimum Government need(s) follows: See Attached Item Information (vii) Item(s) are to be delivered on or before September 25, 2016, or 30 Days after Receipt of order (ARO), FOB destination to Lake Nona VA Medical Center 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827 (viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial (Oct 2015), applies to this acquisition. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items: (a) Offerors are to e-mail complete quotes to EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov no later than 1 PM EST on 7 September, 2016. All provisions and clauses applicable to this solicitation can be viewed in full text using the following web addresses: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (b) Subsection (b): Submission of offers: Offerors submitting brand name item(s) shall be an authorized distributor of brand manufacturer, and shall substantiate this by including letter from manufacturer on manufacturer letterhead verifying this. (c) Subsection (c): Period for acceptance of Offers, is changed from 30 calendar days to 60 calendar days. (d) Responses shall be on an all or none bases, no partial submission. No grey market or refurbished item(s). The Government reserves the right to make no award at all. (ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. (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 will be used to evaluate offers: Price and technical acceptability.Technical acceptability is considered to be of equal importance to price. A best value award will be made utilizing the lowest price technically acceptable. (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 (MAY 2014) applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall provide with their offer a completed copy of their Representations and Certifications per 52.212-1(b)(8). Offeror Representations and Certifications can be accessed electronically at the following web address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (APR 2015) applies to this acquisition. (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 (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). [] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010)(41 U.S.C. 3509). [] (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUN 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) [x] (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (5) [Reserved] [] (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [] (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [X] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). [] (10) [Reserved] [] (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011) of 52.219-3. [] (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. [] (13) [Reserved] [] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011). [] (iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011). [] (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. [] (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. [] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3). [] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iv) Alternate III (OCT 2014) of 52.219-9. [X] (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). [] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). [] (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). [X] (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). [X] (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). [] (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [X] (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). [X] (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126). [X] (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). [X] (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). [] (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [X] (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). [] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [] (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). [X] (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [] (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) [] (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C.6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [X] (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-13. [] (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14. [] (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(42 U.S.C. 8259b). [] (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16. [X] (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) [X] (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). [] (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. [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iv) Alternate III (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). [X] (44) 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). [] (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). [] (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [] (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [X] (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [X] (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). [] (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). [] (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). [] (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658). [] (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). [] (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (SEP 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (End of Clause) (xiii) Statement regarding any Additional Provisions and Clauses, or other terms and conditions important to the requirement/procurement process consistent with commercial practices: Provisions in full text: 52.225-18 Place of Manufacture (MAR 2015). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except- (1) FPSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. (b) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) [] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [] Outside the United States. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998). This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of provision) 852.252-70 Solicitation provisions or clauses incorporated by reference (JAN 2008). The following provisions or clauses incorporated by reference in this solicitation must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer. Copies of these provisions or clauses are available on the Internet at the web sites provided in the provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, or the clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Copies may also be obtained from the contracting officer. (End of provision) Provisions incorporated by reference are: - 52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure regarding payments to Influence certain Federal Transactions (SEP 2007); - 52.204-7 System for award management (JUL 2013) - 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) - 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) - 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran - Representation and Certification (DEC 2012) Clauses in Full Text: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998). This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of clause) Clauses Incorporated by Reference: - 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) - 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2015) - 52.222-20 Contracts for materials, supplies, articles, and equipment exceeding $15,000.00 (MAY 2014); - 52.232-1 Payments (APR 1984); - 52.232-8 Discounts for prompt payment (FEB 2002); - 52.243-1 Changes -Fixed Price (AUG 1987); - 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008); - 852.246-70 Guarantee (JAN 2008); - 852.246-71 Inspection (JAN 2008) (xiv) DPAS is N/A (xv) The RFQ is due on 1 PM EST on 7 September, 2016. By e-mail at EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov. Offers received after the exact time specified in the solicitation are considered late and may be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition or are deemed to be in the best interest of the Government. (xvi) For further information contact Earl Johnson III by phone at 407-646-4016. Point of Contact(s): Earl Johnson III, EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov Contracting Officer: Debra Flanders

65--Whole Blood & Blood Products

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published June 17, 2015  -  Deadline July 6, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commodities (Blood Bank/Whole Blood and Blood Products) for the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL 32827-7403. It is 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) The combined synopsis solicitation number is VA248-15-Q-0634. It is issued as a Request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) This combined synopsis solicitation RFQ and the provisions and clauses incorporated are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 (JAN 29, 2015). (iv) The combined synopsis solicitation is UNRESTRICTED. NAICS is 621991. Business size standard is 500 employees. (v) This combined synopsis solicitation is for the purchase of Whole Blood and Blood Products. See schedule below for more information. (vi) Description of Requirement as follows: BLOOD BANK/WHOLE BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS The Orlando Lake Nona Veterans Administration Medical Center, Orlando, Florida (hereinafter "VA" or "Government"), has an ongoing requirement for the delivery of whole blood and blood products provided by a registered and/or licensed blood bank entity accredited by The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The College of American Pathologists (CAP), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Center or the Joint Commission. The Contractor shall provide products and services in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract as stated in the Supplies/Services listing below. SUPPLIES/SERVICES Whole blood and blood products shall be furnished to the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center, 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827 in accordance with the specifications of this contract. The actual period of performance start date may be adjusted based on actual opening of the new hospital; therefore it is listed as "projected". However, the period of performance shall be 6 months. During options or extensions, prices/rates for each item no shall remain the same as the base period. (PROJECTED) BASE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: TBD Item No Item Description Extended Qty Unit 1 300 ML Transfer Bags 1 Ea 2 ABO Group & Rh Type 1 Ea 3 ABO RH Cord 1 Ea 4 ABO RH Newborn 1 Ea 5 Acid Elution 1 Ea 6 Adsorption 1 Ea 7 After Hour's Expense 1 Ea 8 Annual follow-up blood test 1 Ea 9 Antibody Screen (Indirect Coombs) 1 Ea 10 Antigens/Patient Phenotyping 1 Ea 11 Apheresis kit 1 Ea 12 AUTO PLASMA EXCH > 4 HRS 1 Ea 13 Auto/Direct Handling Waste 1 Ea 14 Autologous Fee 1 Ea 15 Autologous Leuko reduced Red Blood Cells 1 Ea 16 Autologous Red Blood Cells 1 Ea 17 Autologous Service Charge 1 Ea 18 Autologous Whole Blood 1 Ea 19 Autologous Whole Blood Wastage 1 Ea 20 Cancellation / Set Up Fee (Bedside Phlebotomy) 1 Ea 21 CD34 Product 1 Ea 22 Chloroquine treatment - Bg antigens 1 Ea 23 CMV Test 1 Ea 24 Computer Antigen Search 1 Ea 25 Cryoprecipitate (Single) 20 Ea 26 Deglycerolization Fee 1 Ea 27 Direct Antiglobulin Test (Direct Coombs) 1 Ea 28 Dithiotreitol Treatment (includes panel) 1 Ea 29 Enzyme Treatment 1 Ea 30 Fetal Screen 1 Ea 31 Freeze & Degly. Fee 1 Ea 32 Freeze Fee 1 Ea 33 Fresh Blood Fee (5 or less days from collection) 1 Ea 34 Fresh Frozen Plasma 275 Ea 35 Fresh Frozen Plasma (Cryo removed) 1 Ea 36 Frozen Plasma - 24Hr. 1 Ea 37 GRANULOCYTE PLT PHERESIS 2 Ea 38 HBsAg ( Hep.B suface antigen) 1 Ea 39 HLA Antibody Screen 1 Ea 40 HLA B27 Typing 1 Ea 41 HLA Matched Fee 1 Ea 42 HLA Tissue Typing 1 Ea 43 IgG Dissociation 1 Ea 44 Irradiation Fee (1 unit) 1 Ea 45 Klehauer - Betke 1 Ea 46 Lookback 1 Ea 47 LUI Elution 1 Ea 48 MISC COST FOR FEE TRANSPORTATION, CMV, IRRADIATED UNITS,ETC 100 Ea 49 Nat Testing 1 Ea 50 Neonate Fresh Frozen Plasma 1 Ea 51 Neutralization P1 or Lewis (includes panel) 1 Ea 52 ONLY SETUP/CANCELLATION 1 Ea 53 PB Stem Cells 1 Ea 54 Platelet (Volume Reduction Fee) 1 Ea 55 Platelet Pheresis Single Donor (non LR) 160 Ea 56 Platelet Wash Fee 1 Ea 57 Pooling Fee (Sterile Connection) 1 Ea 58 Pooling Fee for 10 Cryo 1 Ea 59 Pre - Pooled Cryo (10) - excludes pooling fee 1 Ea 60 Pre - Pooled Platelets LR (5) - excludes pooling fee 1 Ea 61 Pre Warm Preparation 1 Ea 62 Price adjustments 1 Ea 63 Professional Fee 1 Ea 64 Rare Unit fee 1 Ea 65 RBC Antibody Titer 1 Ea 66 RBC Antibody Workup 1 Ea 67 RBC Antigen Typing 1 Ea 68 RBC Cell Separation 1 Ea 69 RBC Crossmatch (each additional unit) 1 Ea 70 RBC DEPLETION 1 Ea 71 RBC lacking high incidence antigen fee 1 Ea 72 RBC Selected Cell Panel 1 Ea 73 RBC Wash Fee 1 Ea 74 REC.PLAS FROZEN 0-24 1 Ea 75 Red Blood Cells - LR 1280 Ea 76 Red Blood Cells - NLR 3 Ea 77 Reference Stat Fee 1 Ea 78 Repeat infectious disease test 1 Ea 79 Research leukocyte collection 1 Ea 80 Research whole blood collection 1 Ea 81 Sickle Cell Screen 1 Ea 82 Single Bag CPDA 1 Ea 83 Single Donor Plateletpheresis (leukoreduced) 1 Ea 84 Single Donor Plateletpheresis (leukoreduced) Lake Nona VA Medical Center, for the period of the contract award, in such quantities and at such times as may be required in accordance with all terms, conditions, provisions and the Schedule of this offer. A. COLLECTION, PROCESS AND TYPING OF BLOOD Blood shall be typed for ABO and Rh antigens and screened for red cell antibodies in accordance with methods recommended in the current edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services and the Technical Manual of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). A sample of blood from each donation shall be tested for Anti-HIV-1/2, Anti-HCV, HbsAg, Anti-HTLV-I/II, Anti-HBc, Syphilis, and HIV-1/HCV RNA. Any blood or blood components testing positive for the above tests shall not be used for transfusion. All units shall be tested for West Nile Virus but there is no labeling claim as test is performed under an Investigational New Drug (IND) status. 1. All blood is to be collected in a closed system under aseptic conditions and shall be processed in appropriate solutions and the container so labeled. The label shall also bear the expiration date of the contents which shall not exceed 21 days from date of collection if collected in CPD, 35 days from date of collection if collected in CPDA-1, or 42 days if AS-1 is used as an additive. 2. All blood supplied shall be grossly free of hemolysis, excessive chyle and clots. All unsatisfactory units (broken FFP, clots in red cells, etc.) shall be returned and full credit given to VA. 3. All blood supplied must be leukocytes reduced. 4. All blood must be labeled according to the International Society of Blood Transfusion labeling (ISBT 128). B. PACKAGING AND MARKING 1. Blood shall be labeled as to A, B, O and Rh type. Type A Rh negative, A Rh positive, O Rh negative, and O Rh positive must have been drawn from donor not more than five (5) days before date on which purchase order is filled. Types such as AB Rh positive, AB Rh negative, B Rh negative and B Rh positive shall be supplied as fresh as possible but not over fifteen (15) days old if blood is collected in CPDA-1. These time limits may be adjusted if a system for exchange on credit is provided which minimizes or precludes losses due to outdating. 2. When platelets shall be separated from donor blood, the blood may be at room temperature up to eight (8) hours. If platelets are not separated, the blood shall be refrigerated immediately after bleeding between 1o and 6o C with fluctuation of no more than 2o C within this range. Freezing must be avoided at all times. If public transportation of the blood is necessary, it shall be transported in clean shipping containers provided with refrigeration sufficient to hold the blood at 1-10o C if it has been precooled. If the blood has not been cooled, the shipping containers shall provide sufficient refrigeration to bring the temperature toward 1-10o C, preferably, 1-6o while in transit. 3. Control of blood inventory management shall be handled by the compatibility testing contractor. C. SPECIALIZED SERVICES The contractor agrees to provide specialized services such as reference lab testing, confirmatory testing, inventory control, irradiation of blood components, testing of all platelet components for bacterial contamination, HLA matched blood components, platelet cross matching, donor-patient testing and other testing and services, as needed. These services are provided for special patients in need and arrangements shall be made on a case by case basis. D. DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE 1. The blood shall be delivered as specified within twenty-four (24) hours following request. Emergency requirements are to be available twenty-four (24) hours a day and seven (7) days a week, for pickup within 30-60 minutes from the time requested or to be delivered at the expense of VA. Empty containers, blood, and equipment being returned for credit shall be returned at contractor's expense. 2. All blood picked up at the Veterans Hospital under this contract shall be properly packed and insulated in such a way as to insure that the blood shall remain within a temperature of 1-10o C, during transport between contractor's place of business and the Orlando Veterans Hospital. 3. Compatibility control of blood inventory management shall be handled by the compatibility testing contractor. E. LISCENSE: The contractor shall possess an unrevoked U.S. License which is issued by the Director, Bureau of Biologics, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, 42 USC Section 262 (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/262), as a source of supply for whole blood. Prior to award the contractor shall submit proof of this license to the contracting officer. F. INTERSTATE SHIPMENT: If interstate shipment of blood or blood component is involved, the contractor must submit prior to award a statement that such approval has been authorized under Section 251 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended 42 USC Section 262. G. CERTIFICATION: By signing this contract, the contractor certifies that he/she is in compliance and will remain in compliance with the requirements outlined with respect to donors, containers, and delivery of blood products for the duration of the contract. H. BLOOD DONATION: The contractor shall provide the VA only with 100% "volunteer donor" blood in accordance with FDA rules and regulations effective May 15, 1978 or later revision. Definition of a "volunteer donor" - A volunteer donor is a person who does not receive monetary payment for blood donation. Benefits, such as monetary time off from work, membership in blood assurance programs and cancellations on non-replacement fees that are not readily convertible to cash, do not constitute monetary payment. I. DONOR LIST: 1. The contractor must maintain readily available blood donor lists including names, addresses and social security numbers. Such lists shall indicate whether and on what date blood of a particular donor was furnished to the VA under this contract period. 2. Donor selection must be in accordance with criteria established by the FDA and/or the AABB. ? J. ORDERING: Control of blood inventory management shall be handled by the compatibility testing contractor. Additional emergency requirements may be placed and the shipper shall arrange for delivery in one hour or less (including orders during evenings and nights). If outside delivery (taxi) is used, VA will provide payment for the transportation in the instances of emergency requirements shipped other than scheduled ship dates. K. INSPECTION OF CONTRACTOR'S FACILITIES: The government reserves the right to thoroughly inspect and investigate the establishment and facilities and other qualifications of any contractor or to reject any proposal regardless of price. L. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. In the event the Contractor receives information indicating that the blood and blood products may adversely affect a transfusion recipient, the Contractor shall notify the Medical Director or designee of the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center Blood Bank at (telephone number TBD) as soon as possible. The Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center will not request the identity of any donor of blood or blood products. In addition, a written letter must also be forwarded to the Medical Director or designee of the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center. 2. In the event of a new testing requirement or regulation regarding the donated blood or blood products supplied to Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center where it is prudent and/or required to recall the blood or blood products in Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center inventory which was distributed to Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center by the contractor before the new testing requirement or regulation was implemented, Contractor shall notify the Medical Director or designee of the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center Blood Bank (telephone number TBD) as soon as possible and shall credit the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center account accordingly. In addition, a written letter must also be forwarded to the Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center. 3. CONTRACTOR is responsible for the following Look back requirements: 4. Look back Procedure. CONTRACTOR shall perform its Look back responsibilities in compliance with applicable provisions of law, including, specifically, pertinent provisions of federal law codified in regulations at 21 CFR §610.46 - 610.47 and 42 CFR §482.27(c). "Lookback" is the process of tracing products from donors who subsequently test positive for an infectious disease marker (e.g., HIV, HBV, HCV, HTLV) or report a CJD/vCJD risk . 5. Hospital is responsible for the following Look back requirements: 6. Quarantine. In accordance with Regulatory Guidance, Hospital shall determine the disposition of and either (a) discard or (b) quarantine all potentially Infectious Blood or Blood Products in inventory. Hospital is responsible for discarding or releasing any units held in quarantine. 7. Hospital shall not return to CONTRACTOR any Potentially Infectious Blood or Blood Products. If Hospital chooses to discard such units, Hospital may, in accordance with then-applicable CONTRACTOR policy, make specific written request to CONTRACTOR for credit for such discarded units. 8. Physician/Patient Notification. Hospital shall take all steps necessary to comply with applicable Regulatory Guidance, including, without limit, the pertinent provisions for timely physician and patient notification set forth in 42 CFR 482.27(c)(4) - (c)(8). (a) Hospital Responsibility. If Hospital contracts with a third party for performance of notification, testing and counseling, Hospital remains responsible for notification and referral of patients. (b)Confidentiality and Recordkeeping Each party shall establish and comply with policies and procedures for notification, documentation and recordkeeping in conformance with federal laws, including, without limit, requirements for ensuring confidentiality and maintaining and managing medical records. [For CONTRACTOR, see 21 CFR 606.100 and 21 CFR 606.160; for Hospital, see 42 CFR 482.27(c)(7).] SECTION II - THERAPEUTICS APHERISIS SERVICES The contractor agrees to provide in-house and outpatient therapeutic apheresis as needed when such physician's order is received. The contractor warrants that all therapeutic apheresis services shall be provided by qualified and experienced personnel who shall be Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses. For purposes of this Agreement, all such personnel shall hereinafter be referred to as "Apheresis Nurses". The contractor shall provide for all equipment and disposables necessary to accomplish therapeutic apheresis procedures once vascular access has been established by VA personnel. If blood components or albumin are required, they will be provided by the VA. Portable equipment allows the Apheresis Nurses to perform therapeutic procedures at the patient's bedside. Documentation of the therapeutic procedure is provided by the contractor. Documentation is scanned into the patient's chart by VA staff. The VA medical staff will provide consultation services as part of the procedure. The VA medical staff will formulate a therapeutic plan including volumes to be exchanged or treated, replacement solutions, frequency and number of procedures, lab tests to monitor response, and care for any adverse event directly related to the therapeutic apheresis procedure. The VA will maintain and retain responsibility for any patient undergoing therapeutic apheresis. SECTION III - OTHER: 1. THE JOINT COMMISSION, VHA (VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION) AND OTHER STANDARDS: a. The contractor must perform the required work in accordance with The Joint Commission, OSHA, VHA HIPAA and/or any other regulatory standards. The contractor must comply with all annual updates as issued. b. The contractor shall comply with the policies of VA in accordance with Hospital Policy Memorandum No. 113-2 attached and any subsequent revisions thereof. c. Contractor agrees to maintain the minimum acceptable service, reporting systems and quality control as specified herein. Failure to comply with the specified terms and conditions and/or adverse reports from external monitoring agencies, which indicate poor quality of care as addressed in paragraph a and b above and any other noncompliance issues, are grounds for termination of the contract. Immediate (within 24 hours) notification shall be given to VA regarding adverse reports and action by a regulatory agency. d. The requirements of the contract may be changed by written modification to this contract. All modifications will be approved and prepared by the VA Contracting Officer. e. The contractor shall furnish the supplies specified in this contract to VA when authorized by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in accordance with attached Contract Monitoring Procedures. 2. TERM OF CONTRACT: a. This contract is for one year - 6 months with two (2) quarter options. If exercised, option years will be on the same months and days of the four (4) following years. b. The contractor is required to begin providing supplies and services in accordance with the schedule, depending upon the needs of the facility. 3. QUALIFICATIONS: a. The contractor shall have a blood bank currently registered and/or licensed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health, Education and Welfare pursuant to Section 510 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC Section 301. The government will only enter a legally binding contract with contractors who are regularly established in the business called for and who, in the judgment of the Contracting Officer, are financially responsible and able to show evidence of their responsibility, ability, experience, equipment, facilities, and personnel directly employed or supervised by them to render prompt and satisfactory supplies in the volume required for all items under this contract. By the signing of this offer, the contractor is certifying that he/she shall meet all requirements of Federal, State, or local laws, codes, and/or regulations regarding the operation of this type of business. b. The VA will inspect the establishment, facilities, business reputation, and other qualifications of any contractor and reserves the right to reject any offer, irrespective of price, that shall be administratively determined by the Contracting Officer to be lacking in any of the essentials judged necessary to assure acceptable standards of performance. c. Any sub-contractor utilized by the contractor for the provision of supplies required under this contract must meet the same qualifications specified herein for the contractor. The contractor must obtain approval from the Contracting Officer for any sub-contractor to be utilized for the provision of supplies required under this contract. d. Thirty (30) days prior to contract expiration date, the contractor shall certify in writing to the Contracting Officer that all licenses and registrations of personnel employed under this contract are valid and current and shall be renewed as necessary during any option period. 4. PERSONNEL POLICY: The Contractor shall assume full responsibility for the protection of its personnel furnishing services under this contract, in accordance with the personnel policy of the Contractor, such as providing worker's compensation, professional liability insurance, health examinations, income tax withholding, and social security payments. The parties agree that the contractor, its employees, agents, and subcontractors shall not be considered VA employees for any purpose. 5. CONTRACT MONITORING PROCEDURES: Any incidents of contractor noncompliance as evidenced by these monitoring procedures shall be forwarded immediately to the Contracting Officer. 6. CONFIDENTIALITY: a. The VA will provide the contractor with access to pertinent patient medical information, within the existing privacy rules and regulations. Contractor shall ensure the confidentiality of all patient information and shall be held liable in the event of the breach of confidentiality. b. The contract is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. See 'Addendum to 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items' for the full test of Privacy Act clauses. The Contractor is not authorized to release any VA medical record information. The VA is the sole entity authorized to release this information upon written request from the patient. 7. PAYMENTS AND INVOICING: a. All invoices will be paid monthly in arrears upon receipt of invoice. Each invoice must indicate the month in which the items were delivered and the appropriate obligation number. b. Invoices shall be matched against VA bill validation report to verify supplies were delivered in accordance with the contract. c. The VA will review the invoice against its record. VA will notify the contractor of invoice discrepancies. Upon the resolution of the discrepancies, contractor shall submit a revised invoice; the VA will verify revised invoice and make payment accordingly. 8. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Performance standards define desired services. The Government performs surveillance to determine if the contractor exceeds, meets or does not meet these standards. The Performance Requirements Summary Matrix, paragraph in the Performance Work Statement (PWS), includes performance standards. The Government will use these standards to determine contractor performance and will compare contractor performance to the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL). ? Task ID Indicator Standard Acceptable Quality Level Method of Surveillance Incentive Quality of Services 1 Temperature Monitoring of Blood Products Proper temperature of blood products during shipping and storage will be monitored and documented. 100% compliance Review of temperature records and graphs Exercise of Option Period and past performance 2 Accuracy in documenting receipt, inspection and/or screening of blood products received Quality of each Blood Product, (includes labeling) must be documented upon receipt 100% compliance Review of Blood Product inspection, assessment, rejection documents and records Exercise of Option Period and past performance 4. Attendance at the monthly Transfusion Committee meeting A technical and medical representative are required to attend the monthly meeting. One representative or both are required to attend 75% of the meetings. Transfusion Committee meeting minutes. Exercise of Option Period and past performance 5 Accuracy of Billing Invoices must accurately reflect goods and services provided by the contractor 100% accuracy Billing discrepancies must be corrected within 90 days. Transaction Activity Reports compared to invoices. Exercise of Option Period and favorable past performance 9. INCENTIVES: The Government will document/report contractor performance and potentially exercise option periods as an incentive. Incentives will be based on meeting, exceeding or not meeting performance standards. 10. METHODS OF QA SURVEILLANCE: Various methods exist to monitor performance. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will use the surveillance methods listed below in the administration of this QASP. a. DIRECT OBSERVATION. (Can be performed periodically or through 100% surveillance.) b. PERIODIC INSPECTION. (Evaluates outcomes on a periodic basis. Inspections may be scheduled [Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or annually] or unscheduled, as required.) c. USER SURVEY. (Combines elements of validated user complaints and random sampling. Random survey is conducted to solicit user satisfaction. It may also generate inspections and sampling.) d. PERIODIC SAMPLING. (Variation of random sampling. However, sample is only taken when a problem/deficiency is suspected. Sample results are applicable only for the specific work inspected. Since sample is not entirely random, it cannot be applied to total activity performance.) 11. DOCUMENTING PERFORMANCE: a. ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE The Government will document positive performance. Any report may become a part of the supporting documentation for any contractual action. b. UNACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE When unacceptable performance occurs, the COR will inform the contractor. This will normally be in writing unless circumstances necessitate verbal communication. In any case the COR will document the discussion and place it in the COR file. When the COR determines formal written communication is required, the COR will prepare a Contract Discrepancy Report (CDR), and present it to the contractor's program manager. The contractor shall acknowledge receipt of the CDR in writing. The CDR will specify if the contractor is required to prepare a corrective action plan to document how the contractor shall correct the unacceptable performance and avoid a recurrence. The CDR will also state how long after receipt the contractor has to present this corrective action plan to the COR. The Government will review the contractor's corrective action plan to determine acceptability. Any CDRs may become a part of the supporting documentation for any contractual action deemed necessary by the CO. 13. FREQUENCY OF MEASUREMENT: a. Frequency of Measurement. During contract performance, the COR will periodically analyze whether the negotiated frequency of surveillance is appropriate for the work being performed. b. Frequency of Performance Assessment Meetings. The COR will meet with the contractor monthly to assess performance and will provide a written assessment. 14. OTHER/APPLICABLE POLICIES AND REGULATIONS: The Contractor shall perform in accordance with policies and procedures set forth in VHA Handbook 1106.01, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Procedures the handbook can be located at the following web address: www.va.gov/vhapublications/viewpublication.asp?pub_id=1779 HHS/OIG: To ensure that the individuals performing under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Health and Human Service - Office of Inspector General, List of excluded individuals/entities on the OIG Website (www.hhs.gov/oig) for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify in its proposal that all persons listed in the contractor's proposal have been compared against the OIG list and are not listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. "Contractor shall provide health care to patients seeking such care from or through VA. As such, contractor is considered part of the Department health activity for purposes of the following statues and the VA regulations implementing these statues: the Privacy Act, 5.U.S.C. § 552a, and 38 U.S.C. §s 5701, 7705 and 7332. Contractor and its employees may have access to VA patient medical records to the extent necessary for the contract or to perform this contract. Notwithstanding any other provision of this contract, contractor and its employees shall disclose patient treatment records only pursuant to explicit disclosure authority for VA. Contractor and its employees are subject to the penalties and liabilities provided statutes and regulations for unauthorized disclosures of such records and their contents." "Records created by the contractor in the course of treating VA patients under this agreement are the property of the VA and shall not be accessed, released, transferred or destroyed except in accordance with applicable federal law and regulations." Upon the expiration of this contract or termination of the contract, the contractor shall promptly provide the VA with the individually identified VA patient treatment records." HIPAA COMPLIANCE: "Contractor must adhere to the provisions of Public Law 104-191, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the National Standards to Protect the Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information (PHI). A business associate agreement is not required in this case. CONTRACTING OFFICER' REPRESENTATIVE: All work coordination shall be made through the Contracting Officer's Representative ( COR). The Contractor shall be provided a copy of the letter of delegation, authorizing the COR at the commencement of the term of this agreement. No other person shall be authorized to act in such capacity unless appointed in writing by the Contracting Officer (CO). The COR will be the VA official responsible for verifying contract compliance. After contract award, any incidents of contractor noncompliance as evidenced by the monitoring procedures shall be forwarded immediately to the CO. SERVICES CHARGES TO VA BENEFICIARIES: VA beneficiaries shall not under any circumstances be charged nor their insurance companies charged for services rendered by the contractor even if VA does not pay for those services. This provision shall survive the termination or ending of the contract REQUIRED REGISTRATION WITH CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (CPARS): (a) As prescribed in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 42.15, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) evaluates contractor past performance on all contracts that exceed $100,000, and shares those evaluations with other Federal Government contract specialists and procurement officials. The FAR requires that the contractor be provided an opportunity to comment on past performance evaluations prior to each report closing. To fulfill this requirement VA uses an online database, CPARS, which is maintained by the Naval Seal Logistics Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. CPARS has connectivity with the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) database, which is available to all Federal agencies. PPIRS is the system used to collect and retrieve performance assessment reports used in source selection determinations and completed CPARS report cards transferred to PPIRS. CPARS also includes access to the federal awardees performance and integrity information system (FAPIIS). FAPIIS is a web-enabled application accessed via CPARS for contractor responsibility determination information. (b) Each contractor whose contract award is estimated to exceed $100,000 is required to register with CPARS database at the following web address: www.cpars.csd.disa.mil. Help in registering can be obtained by contacting Customer Support Desk @ DSN: 684-1690 or COMM: 207-438-1690. Registration shall occur no later than thirty days after contract award, and it shall be kept current in the case that any change to the contractor's registered representative occurs. (c) For contracts with a period of one year or less, the contracting officer will perform a single evaluation when the contract is complete. For contracts exceeding one year, the contracting officer will evaluate the contractor's performance annually. Interim reports will be filed each year until the last year of the contract, when the final report will be completed. The report shall be assigned in CPARS to the contractor's designated representative for comment. The contractor representative will have thirty days to submit any comments and re-assign the report to the VA contracting officer. (d) Failure to have a current registration in the CPARS database, or to re-assign the report to the VA contracting officer within those thirty days, will result in the Government's evaluation being placed on file in the database with a statement that the contractor failed to respond. ? (vii) The commodity is to be delivered on or before a date to be determined between November 15 and December 15, 2015 at the expenses of the offeror to Orlando Lake Nona VA Medical Center, 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827-7403. (viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial (JUL 2013), applies to this acquisition. Provisions included incorporated by reference are: " Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; ¢ 52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure regarding payments to Influence certain Federal Transactions (SEP 2007) ¢ 52.204-5 Women-Owned Business (Other Than Small Business) ¢ 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (APR 2014); ¢ 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran - Representation and Certification (DEC 2012) " 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999); " 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) (ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999), applies to this acquisition. The best value method will be used. The following are the evaluation factors to be used: Price, Technical and Past Performance. "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: Price, Technical and Past Performance. Technical and past performance requirements, when combined, are approximately to cost and price" (x) It is advised that Offerors include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 Offeror Representation and Certification - Commercial Items (AUG 2013) with its Offer. (xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. All offers must include a completed copy of this provision. All Offers must either be accompanied by Representations and Certifications or the offeror must be currently registered in ORCA at website https://orca.bpn.gov/ Clauses and provisions included are: " Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 Contract and Conditions - Commercial Items; ¢ 52.202-1 Definitions (NOV 2013); ¢ 52.203-3 Gratuities (APR 1984); ¢ 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees; ¢ 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEP 2006); ¢ 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures ¢ 52.203-12 Limitation on payments to influence certain federal transactions (OCT 2010); ¢ 52.204-7 System for award management (JUL 2013) ; ¢ 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items ¢ 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial items (MAY 2014) ¢ 52.216-24 Limitation of Liability ¢ 52.216-25 Contract Definitization ¢ 52.217-9 Option to extend term of the contract ¢ 52.222-20 Walsh Healey Public Contracts Act ¢ 52.232-1 Payments (APR 1984); ¢ 52.232-18 Availability of Funds ¢ 52.232-8 Discounts for prompt payment (FEB 2002); ¢ 52.232-17 Interest (MAY 2014); ¢ 52.233-3 Protest After Award ¢ 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004); ¢ 52.243-1 Changes -Fixed Price (AUG 1987); ¢ 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (APR 2015); ¢ 52.249-1 Termination for the Convenience of the Government (APR 1984); " 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial items (SEP 2013); " 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998); " VAAR 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated by reference (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.211-72 Technical Industry Standards ¢ 852.215-70 SDVOSB and VOSB Evaluation Factors (DEC 2009); ¢ 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009); ¢ 852.216-70 Estimated Quantities ¢ 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibility ¢ 852.246-71 Inspection (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.233-71 Alternate Protest Procedure (JAN 1998); " VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (JAN 2008); (xii) 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required Implementing Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following clauses are incorporated by reference: " 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)); " Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104 (g)); " 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553); " 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78); " 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (MAY 2012) (section 738 of Division C of Pub. L. 112-74, section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161); " 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (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 (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126); " 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999); " 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246); " 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793); " 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011); " 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (FEB 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d); " 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); " 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). (xiii) NA. (xiv) NA. (xv) The RFQ is due on June 25, 2015, at 3:00 PM EST by e-mail at Debra.Flanders@va.gov. Offers received after the exact time specified in the solicitation are considered late and may be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition. (xvi) For further information contact Debra c. Flanders via phone (407) 646-4016, facsimile (407) 646-4000, or e-mail: Debra.Flanders@va.gov. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VA Medical Center, 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando FL 32803. Point of Contact(s): Debra Flanders, 407-646-4016

Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Systems, Installation and Maintenance - Multiple Locations in Alaska

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published June 24, 2015  -  Deadline July 2, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Systems, Installation and Maintenance - Multiple Locations in Alaska (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number RA-133W-15-RQ-0678BS. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 517110. The small business size standard is 1,500 employees. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial items and services: Line Item 0001 -Services, non-personal, to provide all labor, equipment and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary to provide a PBX system, installation and maintenance services for the Anchorage Forecast Office, 6930 Sand Lake Road, Anchorage, AK, in accordance with attached Statement of Work, System Three - Anchorage. Maintenance will be for the period of twelve months commencing from the date of acceptance. Line Item 0002 -Services, non-personal, to provide all labor, equipment and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary to provide a PBX system, installation and maintenance services for the Juneau Forecast Office, 8500 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK, in accordance with attached Statement of Work, System Two - Juneau. Maintenance will be for the period of twelve months commencing from the date of acceptance. Line Item 0003 -Services, non-personal, to provide all labor, equipment and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary to provide a PBX system, installation and maintenance services for the Fairbanks Forecast Office, 930 Koyukuk Dr., Fairbanks, AK, in accordance with attached Statement of Work, System One - Fairbanks. Maintenance will be for the period of twelve months commencing from the date of acceptance. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: See three attached Statements of Work: System One - Fairbanks; System Two - Juneau; and System Three - Anchorage. (VII) Dates and places of delivery and acceptance: Line Item 0001 - Anchorage Forecast Office, 6930 Sand Lake Road, Anchorage, AK; Line Item 0002 - Juneau Forecast Office, 8500 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK; and Line Item 0003 - Fairbanks Forecast Office, 930 Koyukuk Dr., Fairbanks, AK. Period of performance for maintenance shall be for the period of twelve months commencing from the date of acceptance at each location. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. 1. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. 2. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to Brenda.S.Summers@noaa.gov . 3. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number 4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package. 5. Complete and return Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) with quote. Site Visit. Offerors or quoters are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award. To request to be included in a site visit for each location, please contact the following: Anchorage: Jeff Cotterman, E-mail: jeff.cotterman@noaa.gov, Phone: 907-266-5165, and Randy Davis, E-mail: randy.davis@noaa.gov, Phone: 907-266-5122 Juneau: Rich Martinez, E-mail: rich.martinez@noaa.gov, Phone: 907-790-6812 Fairbanks: Tracy Magill, E-mail: tracy.magill@noaa.gov, Phone: 907-458-3715 (IX) FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014) (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: Evaluation will be based on: 1) Technical Capability - a.)The contractor shall provide documentation with quote to demonstrate ability to meet all requirements on Statement of Work for System One in Fairbanks, AK. b.) The contractor shall provide documentation with quote to demonstrate ability to meet all requirements on Statement of Work for System Two in Juneau, AK. c.)The contractor shall provide documentation with quote to demonstrate ability to meet all requirements on Statement of Work for System Three in Anchorage, AK. 2) Past Performance - quote shall include at least two references for similar services including the phone number, full address and E-mail address (if available), and contractor's past performance will be based on responsiveness, quality, and customer services. 3) 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. (End of provision) 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 Government intends to award a best value, firm fixed-price purchase order on an all or none basis with payment terms of Net 30. (X) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except- (1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it o is, o is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is, o is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is, o is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is, o is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It o is, o is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It o is, o is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has, o has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It o has, o has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has developed and has on file, o has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It o has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) o Are, o are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) o Are, o are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) o In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) o Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). o TIN: ________________________________. o TIN has been applied for. o TIN is not required because: o Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. o Sole proprietorship; o Partnership; o Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); o Corporate entity (tax-exempt); o Government entity (Federal, State, or local); o Foreign government; o International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; o Other ________________________________. (5) Common parent. o Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; o Name and TIN of common parent: Name ________________________________. TIN _________________________________. (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. (1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it o has or o does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________. Immediate owner legal name: _____________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: o Yes or o No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________. Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of provision) The offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition. (XII) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition: (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 (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. X (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). X (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). X (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.

Grounds Maintenance services for the Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWS)

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 14, 2016  -  Deadline March 23, 2016
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***AS A REMINDER, THIS REQUIREMENT IS UNDER THE WHAT USED TO BE THE SERVICE CONTRACT ACT (SCA) AND IS NOW CALLED THE SERVICE CONTRACT LABOR STANDARDS STATUTE (SCLS), WAGE DETERMINATION (WD) WD 15-5185 REV 1. THIS WD PROVIDES THAT THE HOURLY RATE FOR GROUNDS KEEPING NON-PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM IS A COMBINATION OF THE HOURLY WAGE RATE OF $10.11 PLUS THE HEALTH & WELFARE AMOUNT OF $4.27 FOR A TOTAL MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE OF $14.38 WHICH YOUR COMPANY IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO PAY.   COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONGrounds Maintenance services for the Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWS) (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NWWP9240-16-00202SRG. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 561730. The small business size standard is $7.5 million. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial services and products: CLIN 0001 - Base Year; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 1001 - Option Year 1; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 2001 - Option Year 2; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 3001 - Option Year 3; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 4001 - Option Year 4; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Lake Charles WFO Louisiana (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows:1. The contractor shall be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing programs for cleaning as specified herein at the following location: National Weather Service Office 500 Airport Blvd, #115Lake Charles, LA, 70607 2. Primary Contact ResponsibilityAndrew Patrick, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) 337-477-5285andy.patrick@noaa.gov - * The official is referred to throughout the Specifications as the "MIC". Alternate Contacts - Dawndra Kirkwood, Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) 337-477-9023 dawndra.kirkwood@noaa.gov If any of the services do not conform to contract requirements, the Government may require the Contractor to perform the services again in conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in contract amount or the price of the contract may be reduced to reflect the reduced value of services performed. If the defects in services are not corrected by re-performance, the Government may require the Contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements. 3. Legal Requirements and PermitsThe vendor must procure and maintain at his/her expense, all necessary permits and licenses for the conduct of operations under any order resulting from this Request for Quotation, and hereby agrees to comply with all applicable municipal, State and Federal regulations. This includes Title 7, Chapter 6, and Section 136 of the United States Code, Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide Control. All personnel handling pesticides or herbicides will be certified and licensed in the state in which the work is to be performed. All pesticides and/or herbicides will be authorized/approved for use by each state in which the work is to be performed. The offeror must include with the offer package, certification or license for any and all employees that will be handling or applying pesticides in performance of this Statement of Work to be considered for award. 4. Supervisor and Labor. The Contractor shall enforce strict discipline and good order among the Contractor's employees. The Contractor shall exercise the necessary supervision and control to prevent Contractor's employees from violating any rules and regulations. 5. Conduct of Work The Contractor should bring any noted defect, disease or insect infestation of the grounds to the attention of the MIC or designate and services under this contract must be performed in such a way that there will be no interruption to, interference with, the normal operation of Government business on the premises. 6. Schedule and RequirementsREQUIREMENTS - The hours approved for these services are from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. a. Mowing will take place per the following schedule or on an as needed basis as directed by the MIC.• Once a week during - April, May, June, July, August and September• Every two weeks during - March, October, November, December• Once a month during - January and Februaryb. Fertilizer once per month during the following months: February, May, August and October c. Chemical Weed Control once per month during the following months: March and June 7. Description of Services The Contractor will be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing exterior landscape maintenance services at the National Weather Service located at 500 Airport Boulevard, #115 Lake Charles, LA. 70607. Exterior grounds consist of lawns, native grass areas, gravel, plant beds, parking lot, walks, driveways and curb. The Contractor must provide all labor, tools, equipment, supervision, herbicides, transportation and any other or services necessary, to maintain the landscaping and grounds in such a manner to present a neat and well maintained appearance. All products used are to be environmentally friendly and a list and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of these products will be supplied to the MIC for approval. The products are to be non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable sources (not petroleum) to promote a healthy and green environment when possible. The MSDS must be provided by the contractor to the MIC or Administrative Assistant (ASA) where the information will be kept on file in accordance with applicable guidelines of the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard. Requirements pertaining to recordkeeping will be strictly followed, with copy(s) provided to MIC as necessary and upon request. MAINTAIN IMPROVED/SEMI-IMPROVED GROUNDSa. Mow Improved, Semi-Improved Grounds and Native Grassed Areas. Grass cutting of all lawn areas must be completed as per schedule. Grass clippings must be removed or mulched when visible after mowing. All improved and semi-improved grounds and native grassed areas must lock well manicured at all times.b. Edging. Sidewalks, driveways curbs and other concrete or asphalt edges located in the improved/semi-improved grounds must be concurrent with mowing per schedule. Edging will include removal of vegetation from cracks in sidewalks, driveways, and curbsc. Grass/Weed Trimming. Grass and weeds must be trimmed around trees, shrubs, buildings, fences, poles, posts, fire hydrants, parking lot bumper blocks, sidewalk cracks, boulders, road shoulders and other fixed obstacles concurrent with mowing schedule. Damage to trees and shrubs from trimming must be repaired by the contractor.d. Remove Debris/Police Grounds. The Contractor must perform general litter patrol on all grounds. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the removal and disposal of all natural debris (tree limbs, dry brush, rodent habitats, dead animals, etc) and manmade debris. All grass clippings must be properly removed and disposed of offsite. Sidewalks and paved areas must be cleaned of all lawn clippings after each mowing. Parking Lots/areas, walks, curb-gutter, sidewalks and concrete flat-work must be kept debris free (includes bark debris, dust and dirt). With the debris properly removed and disposed of offsite. Removal of debris and policing of grounds will be concurrent with mowing schedule.e. Application of Fertilizer. The Contractor must apply an effective fertilizer on all lawns, shrubs, plants and ground cover per Schedule. All fertilizers must be applied in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.f. Trimming and Pruning. The Contractor must maintain a neat and well maintained appearance of all plants, shrubs, and trees, by proper pruning, clipping, pinching back and shape maintenance. This should take place once a year, in February.g. Weed Control. The Contractor must keep all lawns (includes semi-improved and native grassed areas), shrub beds, ground-cover beds, flower beds, graveled areas and all other adjacent areas free of weeds at all times. Any herbicides must be applied by certified or licensed personnel. This should take place two (2) times a year, once in March and again in June.h. Fire Ant Control. The Contractor must provide fire ant control in lawn and flower beds concurrent with mowing schedule.i. Mulch. Replace mulch/pine straw in flower beds around March timeframe.8. Invoicing The vendor will bill on a monthly basis in arrears. The vendor will complete a service ticket and have the ticket signed by the site manager on completion of each site visit. All pertinent copies of completed forms shall accompany monthly invoices. 9. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND SITE CLOSURE INFORMATIONThe Contractor hereby agrees to observe the following Federal holidays, plus any other day off work designated by Federal Statute, by Executive Order, or by Presidential proclamation:New Year's Day Labor DayMartin Luther King's Birthday Columbus DayPresident's Day Veteran's DayMemorial Day Thanksgiving DayIndependence Day Christmas Day When any holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed; when any holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed. All personnel assigned to this contract shall limit their observation of holidays to those set forth above. In each instance, the Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform requirements of any critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or the MIC. In the event of a site dismissal or closure due to weather, emergency or other circumstances, the contractor is instructed to contact the MIC or Alternate MIC for guidance. Department of Labor Wage Rates: WD 15-5185, Revision No. 1, dated 02/12/2016 and active 02/23/2016, which can be found on: www.wdol.gov. (VII) Period of performance shall be:Base Year for a twelve month period 05/01/2016 through 04/30/2017.Option Period 1 for a twelve month period 05/01/2017 through 04/30/2018.Option Period 2 for a twelve month period 05/01/2018 through 04/30/2019.Option Period 3 for a twelve month period 05/01/2019 through 04/30/2020.Option Period 4 for a twelve month period 05/01/2020 through 04/30/2021. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (OCT 2015), applies to this acquisition. This is a Best Value Acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 or your own company quote form and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable (preferred) and can be sent to Suzanne Garrett, email suzanne.garrett@noaa.gov or Faxed to 303-497-3163. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information:a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address.b) DUNS Number "THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT". 1352.215-72 Inquiries (APR 2010)OFFERORS MUST SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS SOLICITATION IN WRITING TO SUZANNE.GARRETT@NOAA.GOV. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. MDT/MST, 3/21/2016. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause) To request to be included in a site visit contact Andrew Patrick 337-477-5285 or Dawndra Kirkwood at 337-477-9023 or via email Andy.Patrick@noaa.gov & Dawndra.Kirkwood@noaa.gov. Make sure you get an acknowledgement of your request. 52.237-1 SITE VISIT (APR 1984) Vendors are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award. (End of provision) NOTE: NOT ATTENDING THE SITE VISIT WILL NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE CAUSE TO JUSTIFY A LATER REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (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. All factors have the same value: 1. Price - This pricing must follow the regulations, laws and statute. Two of these are the minimum wage standards provided by the DOL and SCLS. 2. Past Performance - quote shall include at least two references that can provide information pertaining to the offeror's performance of relevant work. Contractors past performance evaluation will be based on responsiveness, quality, and customer services. Past Performance is more important than price. (X) THE OFFEROR MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED COPY OF THE PROVISION AT FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2016), with its quote. The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (q) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees."Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (q) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that-(i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It □ has, □ has not filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________[List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) □ Are, □ are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(2) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property;(3) □ Are, □ are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and(4) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at .] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin___________________ ______________________________________ ___________________(2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] □ (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product.□ (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor.(j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) □ In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or(2) □ Outside the United States.(k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] □ (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. □ (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and(iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies-(i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause.(l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). □ TIN: ________________________________.□ TIN has been applied for.□ TIN is not required because:□ Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government.
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