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PROTESTANT DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published November 3, 2015
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11/3 - This is a synopsis for a non-personal service contract for a Protestant Director of Religious Education Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC. The Government will solicit and award this contract using simplified acquisition procedures, in accordance with FAR subpart 13.0. This solicitation is SET-ASIDE 100% FOR SMALL BUSINESS. The associated NAICS code is 813110 - Religious Organizations. The size standard is $7.5 Million. Quoters must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) registration database at the time the RFQ closes. Lack of registration in the SAM will make quoters ineligible for award. Information on registering in SAM may be obtained via the internet at https://www.sam.gov . Solicitation will be issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation will be available for download via the electronic data interchange at Federal Business Opportunities, www.FBO.gov , on or about 3 days from this posting. It is the responsibility of the quoter to continually view the website for the solicitation and any amendments. Contractors interested in doing business with the government must be registered in the System For Award Mangement (SAM) database, http://www.sam.gov/ and agree to implement the Department of Defense web-based software application Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer (iRAPT, formerly WAWF) at https://wawf.eb.mil/ . All responsible small businesses may submit an offer, which will be considered. The Government will solicit and award this contract using simplified acquisition procedures, in accordance with FAR subpart 13.0. The Government intends to award to the quoter who represents the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) quote approximately 7 business days after closing of response period. Award will be issued on an all or none basis. Quotes related to this RFQ shall be received by the Contracting Department by the date and time indicated on the solicitation to be considered for award.

Replace Education Roof Ouachita Job Corps

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published April 26, 2016  -  Deadline June 7, 2016
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The US Forest Service WO-AQM Job Corps Support Branch has requirement for a contractor to remove and replace 8,000 SF of asphalt shingled roofing at the Ouachita Job Corp Center. The solicitation will include removing and replacing the Roof to include portions of the roofing substrate at the Education Building No. 14. The complete solicitation package will be attached and made available only through the FedBizOpps (FBO) website at https://fbo.gov/ on or before May 10, 2016. Anyone wishing to participate in this proposed procurement must obtain their copy from FBO. Copies will not be mailed from the Contracting Office. All amendments will be posted on FBO. Contractors will be solely responsible for obtaining amendments from this site to update files. This construction project is being solicited under FAR 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) as authorized by FAR 13.000, and is 100% small business set-aside, as authorized by FAR 13.003 (b)(2)(ii) and FAR 19.1305, with the intent to award a Firm-Fixed Price Contract. One (1) award will be made, in accordance with the acquisition procedures established in 13.106-2 (b). The Government will issue a contract as a result of this Request for Proposal Quotations to the responsible offeror whose proposal is the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable as prescribed in FAR 15.101-2 which is determined to offer the "best value" to the Government considering both price and other factors as stated below: PRICE TECHNICAL CAPABILITIESPAST PERFORMANCE Award will be made to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable quote that is received, pursuant to FAR 15.101-2 NOTE 1: All prospective contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at http://www.sam/gov/ before award of contract; failure to register in the SAM database will cause your firm to be ineligible for the award and removed from consideration. NOTE 2: As required by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (7 U.S.C. 8102(c)(3)), the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that biobased products (within categories of products listed by the United States Department of Agriculture in 7 CFR part 2902, subpart B) to be used or delivered in the performance of the contract, other than biobased products that are not purchased by the offeror as a direct result of this contract, will comply with the applicable specifications or other contractual requirements. There is no prebid meeting scheduled, however site visits can be coordinated with the Ouachita Creek Job Corps Center, please refer to Parapraph L7 of Section L of the Solicitation for contact information. All technical questions must be provided to the Contracting Officer (CO) in writing via email by no later than 11:00 AM Mountain Time on May 31, 2016. Questions received after this time will not be considered.

Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services for Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline December 7, 2015
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The Norfolk District, Army Corps of Engineers is contemplating an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services for Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Background - There is a need for a contract to provide preventative maintenance and repair services for Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), provides a comprehensive education program, grades Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) up to and including High School in some areas for eligible dependent children of Department of Defense personnel. Work includes preventive maintenance, on demand execution of maintenance, minor repair work and/or construction requiring carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fire protection, metal work and roofing for DoDEA - DDESS facilities. An initial Task Order will be awarded to the successful Contractor after which additional Task Orders may be negotiated to add additional services. This Contract cannot be used for constructing new facilities, additions to existing facilities, or performance of major renovations. The Contractor shall provide (either in-house, through subcontracts, or combination thereof) all necessary labor, materials, tools, plant and equipment to execute the scope of services as indicated in approved Work Requests. The Contractor will procure all materials and equipment (except those specifically referred to as quote mark U.S. Government Furnished quotemark ). The Contractor may also be requested to perform specific preventative maintenance regimes for the facilities included in this contract. In addition, the Contractor will provide transportation, mobile communications, and supervision of Contractor employees and subcontractors involved with the maintenance, repair, and minor construction at the DDESS facilities presented herein. All work shall be accomplished in a timely and workmanlike manner by journeymen or under the immediate supervision of journeymen and in compliance with the terms of the latest applicable standards and provisions for maintenance and repair work, U.S. regulations, technical manuals and federal specifications as referenced in various sections of these specifications, and specific DDESS criteria. The proposed contract will consist of a one year base period with four option year periods. The annual dollar range for this work is $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00. The NAICS code applicable to this requirement is 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors. Offerors will be evaluated utilizing a best value approach evaluating Management Plans; Performance Capability; and Past Performance. The Government reserves the right to reject any or all proposal prior to award; to negotiate with any or all proposers; to award the contract to other than the lowest total price and to award to the proposer submitting the proposal determined by the Government to be the most advantageous to the Government. PROPOSERS ARE ADVISED ANY AWARD MAY BE MADE WITHOUT DISCUSSION OR ANY CONTACT CONCERNING THE PROPOSAL RECEIVED. The receipt date for proposals for is December 7, 2015. The contract will be for a base period plus four one-year option periods. The contracting officer will award an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to the responsible offeror in accordance with FAR 9.1, whose proposal conforms to the solicitation, is fair and reasonable, and offers the best overall value to the Government. THIS IS A 100% SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE PROCUREMENT. NAICS CODE 238220 applies to this procurement. Criteria and submission requirements will be available on/about November 7,, 2015 via http://www.fedbizopps.gov/ (search on W91236% for solicitations issued by the Norfolk District). No hard copies will be available. Prospective contractors must be registered Vendors with https://www.fbo.gov in order to download plans and specifications. Prospective contractors MUST be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM) database in order to obtain access to FedBizOpps. It is incumbent upon vendors to monitor FEDBIZOPPS for the release of the solicitation, specification, drawings, and all subsequent amendments. SAM Registration must also be ACTIVE and current to be eligible for contract award. Information on registration and annual confirmation requirements may be obtained by calling 1-866-606-8220 or via the Internet at http://www.sam.gov. Lack of registration in the SAM database will prevent access to FedBizOpps and will make an Bidder ineligible for award. NOTE: Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) apply to this solicitation. With ORCA, vendors have the ability to enter and maintain representations and certification information, via the Internet at http://orca.bpn.gov; therefore, vendors no longer have to submit representations and certifications with bid. Instead, this solicitation contains a single provision that will allow vendor to either certify that all representations and certifications in ORCA are current, complete, and accurate as of the date of signature, or list any changes. Inquires may be directed to Elandria M. Cameron at elandria.m.cameron@usace.army.mil. TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL NOT BE HONORED.

CompTIA Courses

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published February 21, 2016  -  Deadline March 2, 2016
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (CompTIA Courses)This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-16-Q-0062 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014.This is an unrestricted purchase and is competed full and open. TYPE CONTRACT. The Government intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type contract as a result of this solicitation.The Government reserves the right and may award based solely on information contained in the quote and is not obligated to seek completion or clarification of any or all of the evaluation factors if the original quote is unclear.The contract shall be awarded on an all or none basis, please do not submit partial quotes.All quotes submitted shall be the Contractor's Best Quote as it is the Government's intent to entertain one final quote only; this includes any discounts on volume.Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. You must clearly identify how your quote meets ALL of the solicitation requirements.Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure Evaluation factors will be evaluated on an "acceptable/unacceptable" basis. Quotes will be evaluated first by price. The low price will then be evaluated for technical acceptability. Once a technically acceptable quote has been identified, no further evaluation will be conducted. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations:(1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (End of Provision)CLIN 0001: CompTIA Training CoursePeriod of Performance: 14 Mar 2016 - 13 Mar 2017Reference attached Statement of Work for more detailsThe awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow.

MODE III Training

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 17, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Mode III Training) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-15-Q-0178 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014. This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 611519. The small business size standard is $15M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is U099. TYPE CONTRACT. The Government intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type contract as a result of this solicitation. The Government reserves the right and may award based solely on information contained in the quote and is not obligated to seek completion or clarification of any or all of the evaluation factors if the original quote is unclear. The contract shall be awarded on an all or none basis, please do not submit partial quotes. All quotes submitted shall be the Contractor's Best Quote as it is the Government's intent to entertain one final quote only; this includes any discounts on volume. Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. You must clearly identify how your quote meets ALL of the solicitation requirements. Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Feb 2015) Evaluation factors will be evaluated on an "acceptable/unacceptable" basis. Quotes will be evaluated first by price. The low price will then be evaluated for technical acceptability. Once a technically acceptable quote has been identified, no further evaluation will be conducted. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. Personnel must possess top- secret clearance. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (End of Provision) CLIN 0001: Mode III Training Period of Performance: 4 September 2015 - 18 September 2015 Reference attached Statement of Work for more details The awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow.

Network and Computer System Training

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published January 22, 2016  -  Deadline February 4, 2016
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Network and Computer Systems Training)This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-16-Q-0041 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014.This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 611420. The small business size standard is $11M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is U012.TYPE CONTRACT. The Government intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type contract as a result of this solicitation.The Government reserves the right and may award based solely on information contained in the quote and is not obligated to seek completion or clarification of any or all of the evaluation factors if the original quote is unclear.The contract shall be awarded on an all or none basis, please do not submit partial quotes.All quotes submitted shall be the Contractor's Best Quote as it is the Government's intent to entertain one final quote only; this includes any discounts on volume.Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. You must clearly identify how your quote meets ALL of the solicitation requirements.Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Jan 2016) Evaluation factors will be evaluated on an "acceptable/unacceptable" basis. Quotes will be evaluated first by price. The low price will then be evaluated for technical acceptability. Once a technically acceptable quote has been identified, no further evaluation will be conducted. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations:(1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (End of Provision)CLIN 0001: Network and Computer Systems Training. Reference Statement of Work for more details. CLIN 1001: Network and Computer Systems Training. Reference Statement of Work for more details. CLIN 2001: Network and Computer Systems Training. Reference Statement of Work for more details. Period of Performance: Base Year 1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017Option Year 1 1 March 2017 - 28 February 2018Option Year 2 1 March 2018 - 28 February 2019Reference attached Statement of Work for more detailsThe awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow.

Marine Corps Electronic Security System

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published March 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 28, 2016
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Marine Corps Electronic Security System)This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-16-Q-0068 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014.This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 238210. The small business size standard is $15M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is N059.TYPE CONTRACT. The Government intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type contract as a result of this solicitation.The Government reserves the right and may award based solely on information contained in the quote and is not obligated to seek completion or clarification of any or all of the evaluation factors if the original quote is unclear.The contract shall be awarded on an all or none basis, please do not submit partial quotes.All quotes submitted shall be the Contractor's Best Quote as it is the Government's intent to entertain one final quote only; this includes any discounts on volume.Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. You must clearly identify how your quote meets ALL of the solicitation requirements.Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition ProcedureEvaluation factors will be evaluated on an "acceptable/unacceptable" basis. Quotes will be evaluated first by price. The low price will then be evaluated for technical acceptability. Once a technically acceptable quote has been identified, no further evaluation will be conducted. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations:(1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. Personnel must possess secret clearance. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (End of Provision)CLIN 0001: Marine Corps Electronic Security System Installation. Products requested in the Statement of work (SOW) shall be the brand name requested or products approved per reference m., AMAG 6.2 of the SOW. The brand name justification and approval can be provided upon request via e-mail.Delivery: 90 days after contract award.Reference attached SOW for more detailsThe awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow.

FATHER & SON RELATIONSHIP BUILDING RETREAT

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published April 23, 2015  -  Deadline May 5, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (FATHER/SON RETREAT) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-15-Q-0111 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014. This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 611710. The small business size standard is $15M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is U099. Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Feb 2015) The U.S. Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price purchase order to the successful Quoter of this RFQ. The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible Offeror whose quotation is most advantageous to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (4) Price. (End of Provision) CLIN 0001 - FATHER AND SON RELATIONSHIP BUILDING RETREAT STATEMENT OF WORK FATHER AND SON RELATIONSHIP BUILDING RETREAT 1.0 REQUIREMENTS: Contract conference facility, food, lodging, supplies, staff, and curriculum for the purpose of conducting multiple U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Relationship Building Retreats during fiscal year 2015. 1.1 The training will include one (1) course consisting of two (2) nights and three (3) days (Friday evening-Sunday mid-morning) of instruction for multiple families up to a total of sixty (60) people between the dates of 15 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. 1.2 The retreat will focus on the father and son, or family relationships, leadership and communication skills, as well as the children's maturity and development. Training shall include classroom, didactic instruction, small group discussion, practical skills, role-play, parent/child relational exercises, and development games 1.3 Contractor shall provide all required materials to include: student guides, writing implements, conversation starters, resources for post-retreat relationship building, copies of the text they have authored and published, various materials and tools required for all activities, and any and all other supplies, crafts, etc. required for the training. 1.4 Contractor shall provide age-appropriate (ages of children will range from 5-17 years old) training with the goal of intentional relationship building between father/son(s). This is curriculum-based training with supporting activities and must have measurable objectives. 1.5 Training must be divided into appropriate age blocks with consideration for adolescent development skills (i.e. 5-10 years, 11-17 years). 1.6 Contractors shall provide age-appropriate training and activities designed to strengthen the bond between parents and children, as well as whole families, with an emphasis on the children taking the lead in activities and discussions, appropriate physical contact, communication skills, and strengthening personal and family resiliency. 1.7 Training shall cover the following: 1.7.1 Basics of the parent/child and family relationships. 1.7.2 Relationship enhancement skills with a focus on activities and skills designed to affirm the child(ren), strengthen the relationships in family units, and create activities, and memories, that they share together. 1.7.3 Childhood development curriculum designed to strengthen parenting skills. 1.7.4 The importance of communications skills between parents and children, including strategies for affirming each other and discussing important elements of the relationship. 1.7.5 Improved communications skills for fathers/daughters, fathers/sons, and whole families, (respectively), that encourage parents to listen first and then respond. 1.7.6 Team building exercises and activities designed to have fathers/daughters, fathers/sons, and entire families (respectively), working together as a team throughout the experience. 1.8 Contractor will provide course syllabus, all curriculum, text authored (and published) by the presenters, and supporting documentation for review by MARSOC Chaplains before a bid will be approved. 2.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE 2.1 Contractor shall provide a facility that can provide a "Camp" or "Resort"-style experience, at which to hold the training, on the dates listed above in Section 1.1. The facility, if possible, will be within three to four (3-4) hours of the base where the unit is located (Zip Code: 28542). Camp settings further than four (4) hours may be chosen if suitable camp environments within four (4) hours are not available for desired time period. The location is ultimately approved by the MARSOC Chaplains before a location is deemed acceptable. 2.2 Contractor shall provide a facility that has appropriate "Camp," "Hotel," or "Resort"-style lodging for up to sixty (60) students and staff for two nights. Camp-style is preferred. Beds, showers, and restrooms must be provided. The facilities for each retreat must include a conference room attached, or within walking distance, for classroom instruction and inclement weather activities. Contractor shall provide pictures of lodging along with the quote. Chaplains reserve the right to refuse a contact proposal based on suitability of location and amenities, or if the proposal is obviously cut and paste from the facility website. 2.3 Contractor shall provide five (5) hot meals for all participants (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast), and at least one snack each day. Contractor must provide sample menu included with the quote. Contractor must accommodate special diets or allergies if required. 2.4 Contractor shall provide onsite outdoor activities, weather permitting. These activities must provide a challenge, and adventure, team building, and youth development. The activity plan, and rationale, will be reviewed and evaluated by the Chaplain for award consideration. Chaplains reserve the right to refuse a quote due to poor presentation of curriculum and activities, or a potential Contractor copying and pasting from this Statement of Work. All work, quotes, curriculum, and activities must be the original work of the potential Awardee. 2.5 Contractor shall provide alternate activities in case of inclement weather. This activity plan must also be presented to Chaplains for review prior to quote being approved. This also must be original work of the potential Awardee. 2.6 Contractor-provided facility must have all appropriate insurances for liability. Proof of this coverage must be included in the proposal. 3.0 INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION 3.1 Contractor shall provide appropriate number of instructors to provide training (at least two [2] instructors), and additional, appropriate counselors if necessary. 3.2 Instructors must have experience in leadership and team building with previous camp-related experience required. The team must have previous experience, and provide documentation, of having conducted Father/Son, Father/Daughter, and Family retreats. 3.3 Instructors must have documented experience working with special operations military communities, and must provide references, and documentation, or previous successful experience. The proposed Contractor must have documented experience with Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Communities. 3.4 At least one (1) instructor must have ten (10) years' experience in outdoor "Camp" related activities. At least one (1) instructor must be certified in first aid, and must provide documentation in the quote. At least one (1) staff member for the Contractor must have a Masters of Divinity, and provide documentation, since this is a Chaplain-funded spiritual development program. The Contractors must have a textbook they have authored and published, that they will provide as part of the contract, for families to continue to build relationships and resiliency after the event. 3.5 The staff of the Contractor, at least two (2) of which will be providing the course of instruction, will have documented training and experience in the following: child development, Transformational Learning, team and systems theory, emotional development, and experiential learning. All experience and training must be documented in the bid, to include resumes of the relevant personnel. (End of Statement of Work) The awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow. PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: FAR 52.202-1 Definitions (JUL 2004) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (APR 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.219-1 ALT 1 Small Business Programs Representations (OCT 2014) FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (FEB 1999) FAR 52.222-99 (Dev) Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017)(JUN 2014) FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (NOV 1991) FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply & Services) (APR 1984) DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. (SEP 2011) DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (SEP 2013) DFARS 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information (AUG 2013) DFARS 252.204-7004 ALT A System for Award Management. (FEB 2014) DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (JAN 2009) DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (MAR 2007) DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (DEC 2006) DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications (DEC 1991) DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014) PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT: Please note that due to character limitation in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (DEC 2014) Alternate I (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (DEC 2014) (Reference attachment for applicable clauses) FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (JAN 1991) 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) 252.203-7999 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (2005) SOFARS 5652.204-9002 Instruction for the Use of Electronic Contracts (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons Section K (2006) SOFARS 5652.252-9000 Notice of Incorporation of Section K (1998) All FAR representations and certifications shall be submitted through Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://www.sam.gov *** It is very important that all vendors follow all instructions provided below, when quotes are submitted *** Vendors are required to register or update their registration on the System for Award Management website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. This registration is required to receive contract award and will facilitate payment. Please include affirmative certification of ability to comply with Required Delivery Date. Additional information required in quotation: DUNS #, CAGE CODE #, and TIN #. The Government is seeking F.O.B Destination. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SSgt Sung, Monora at 910-440-0700 or 910-440-0774 or Email: monora.sung@socom.mil All questions are due by 09:00 A.M. EST April 28, 2015. Questions shall be directed to SSgt Sung, Monora, Contract Specialist, Email: monora.sung@socom.mil. Questions are requested to be submitted via Email. Answers to all questions received will be posted via amendment to this solicitation no later than 4:00 P.M. EST April 29, 2015. Quotes will be accepted via email only. Late submissions will not be considered. The burden of insuring the Vendors' quote is received by this office, within the stated timeframe, is the responsibility of Vendor. Please submit your quotations via any method listed below: E-mail SSgt Sung, Monora at monora.sung@socom.mil For email quotes, the Government office designated for receipt of the quote is the email inbox of the addressee indicated above. Notwithstanding the provisions at FAR 52.212-1(c), delivery is not accomplished until the addressee can open the email; delivery to a server or an email inbox on a server is not considered delivery to the designated Government office and the quotation is not under the Government's control until the addressee can open the email. The email shall not be considered to be delivered unless the entire content of the email and all attachments can be read by the addressee indicated above. Receipt of an electronic acknowledgment from the addressee establishes that a record was received but does not establish that the content sent corresponds to the content received. Email attachments are limited to no more than 2MB. Vendors are specifically warned that email may be subjected to spam filters or attachment stripping. All transmissions must clearly state the solicitation number and the name of the contracting specialist on the first page to ensure proper receipt. Attention is directed to FAR 52.212-1(c), concerning late submissions. Vendors are responsible for allowing adequate time for transmission to be completed. The Vendor bears the risk of non-receipt of transmissions, and should ensure that all pages of the proposal (and any authorized modifications) have been received by the designated office before the deadline indicated. Pages of a transmission that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. The Government may make award based solely on the quote received.

Signal Intelligence Support

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published February 10, 2015  -  Deadline February 17, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Company Collective Exercise SIGINT Support) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-15-Q-0155 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014. This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 611519. The small business size standard is $15M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is U099. Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Feb 2015) The U.S. Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price purchase order to the successful Quoter of this RFQ. The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible Offeror whose quotation is most advantageous to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. Personnel must have secret clearance. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (4) Price. (End of Provision) CLIN 0001 - Company Collective Exercise SIGINT Support; Reference Statement of Work for more details. STATEMENT OF WORK MARSOC, MSOR, 2d MSOB, MSOC G CCE SIGINT Support 1.0 BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION REQUIRING SUPPORT Marine Special Operations Company Golf (MSOC G) is a major subordinate element of 2D Marine Special Operations Battalion (2D MSOB), Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). MSOC G is comprised of four (4) Marine Special Operations Teams (MSOTs) that contain MARSOC operators with a variety of skill levels and a diverse collection of enablers that will be engaged in the full spectrum of joint special operations. 1.1. Task Purpose and Overall Objective MSOC G has a requirement to conduct full spectrum special operations that are fully coordinated and synchronized among all components of USSOCOM and key interagency organizations, with an ongoing imperative to swiftly evaluate emerging enemy TTPs, and subsequently integrate proven methodologies. The MSOC's Company Collective Exercise (CCE) is designed to be a challenging training evolution where the MSOC can execute full spectrum operations in an unfamiliar environment. This exercise is intended to create an environment where the enabled MSOC can fully integrate all assets in support of both Marine Special Operations Teams (MSOTs) and the MSOC mission. The exercise requires a realistic scenario that will allow the MSOC to simulate deploying to a specified operational environment where they will be able to conduct full spectrum operations. MSOC G is conducting their CCE from 8 March 2015 -20 March 2015 in Camp Atterbury and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Indiana, while also planning to utilize the cities of Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Ohio as well. The specific requirements will continue to evolve and expand. However, the general signals intelligence requirements for this exercise are listed below: 1.2. The Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) package - Requirements exist for a simulated network where SIGINT Role Players act as both civilian and enemy personnel who pass specific information across multiple types of communication devices to replicate the current informational and signals environment. Personnel required include; Signals Intelligence Role Players/Aggressors and Signals Intelligence Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with the necessary required clearance levels for the specified training. The execution of SIGINT within CCE will take place using the existing electromagnetic environment (EME) at MUTC. 2.0. Exercise Design and Management Support Requirements. The contractor shall provide the following exercise design and management support requirements in support of the MSOC G CCE: 2.1. Support the CCE scenario designed to challenge MSOC G intelligence collectors and their leadership with regard to their target selection, nomination, analysis. Develop a CCE scenario that covers aspects of SIGINT and integrated lethal and non-lethal Targeting. Ensure that all SIGINT related scripting coincides with the overarching CCE scripting as designed by the 2D MSOB Training Cell. 2.2. The scenario shall support and allow for the conduct of: SIGINT analysis, SIGINT collections (contact MSOC G Intelligence Officer for classified specifics), and targeting. 2.3. The contractor shall assist in the development and management of the Master Events Scenario List (MESL) for the CCE and assist the 2D MSOB Training Cell and MSOC G Trusted Agents in daily exercise management, while also coordinating with the 2D MSOB Training Cell scripters on an as-required basis leading up to execution of CCE. 2.4. The contractor shall complete independent work outside of scheduled meetings to produce scenario related products support for the conduct of CCE (Examples: Initial Intelligence Situational Brief; SIGSUMs and SIGINT reporting; Open-source reporting, etc.) Any products that classify as start-up data need to be available for review seven (7) days in advanced IOT ensure a "warm start." Other products to be disseminated throughout the execution of the exercise will be made available to the 2D MSOB Training Cell no later than 1 month prior to execution to ensure full integration into the MESL. 2.5. The contractor shall provide instruction and guidance to greater enhance SIGINT collection and all-source analysis. The contractor's subject matter experts (SMEs) shall focus heavily on integration and employment of intelligence assets including, but not limited to: Task Organization; Report Writing; Meeting Preparation (Key Leader Engagement, Liaison, HUMINT); Meeting Conduct; Asset Validation (to include, but not limited to, Counterintelligence Flags, Vetting, and Operational Testing); Integration and employment of ALL Intelligence Disciplines; Pattern and Trends Analysis; Database Management; Report Quality Control; Risk Identification, Evaluation and Mitigations (Unit, Mission, Political); and PIR development. 2.6. The contractor shall incorporate indications and warnings for green on blue threat and, if the threat is not identified, incorporate green on blue attacks. 2.7. The contractor will ensure that scenario is as free play as possible, taking into consideration the limited support personnel and budget. 2.8. The contractor shall ensure that the role players are familiar with their roles, understand the script concept, and how they play into and interact with the overarching scenario. 2.9. Immediately upon award of this contract, the contractor shall work through the Atterbury Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations to coordinate the use of their Electromagnetic Environment (EME) as the primary environment for use in the exercise. The contractor shall confirm the reservation of the EME no later than 19 February 2015. 3.0. Personnel Requirements (Exercise Control). The contractor shall provide no less than three (3) MSOC SIGINT SMEs. The SMEs must have no less than 10 years SIGINT experience, with no less than 5 years Special Operations experience, to include recent and relevant experience in Joint Special Operations, Preparation of the Environment (PE), Unconventional Warfare (UW), and must have strong experience building and managing exercises for such unique and hybrid activities. The team of three (3) SMEs collectively will have SME experience in the following: Mode 0/1/2/3 collection, analysis, report writing, and dissemination procedures. The contractor SMEs shall have experience in exercise design and development for Joint Special Operations (JSO), including scenario construction, script writing, and exercise management; and must have a robust capability to integrate the exercise construction with exercise infrastructure and interagency replication. Furthermore, the contracted SMEs must have a full understanding of the roles and missions of MARSOC and USSOCOM and must have experience with the TTPs used in JSO and interagency intelligence collection. Specific functions and responsibilities for the required SMEs are listed below. 3.1. All EXCON members participating in the MSOC G CCE will not divulge information to the operators beyond what is outlined in the scenario or that which would unfairly assist the operator(s) to arrive at solutions or overcome challenges. 4.0. Personnel Requirements (Role Players). The contractor shall provide eight (8) Adaptive Role Players in order to mimic a complex signals environment that coincides with the MSOC CCE objectives. The contractor will provide all required equipment for the role players to work on the MUTC EME. 4.1. The contractor shall provide sufficient personnel to provide the man hours required per the projected requirements for the CCE full iteration of the dates required. The contractor shall support the training with Role Players (RPs), to allow for up to 10 hours per day of consecutive or non-consecutive hours, per the CCE scenario. Rotating shifts of RPs is acceptable. 4.2. The contractor shall provide the flexibility to support minor changes in the training schedule due to inclement weather delays or resource availability. 4.3. The contractor shall ensure that a favorable background National Agency Check/Local Agency Check (NAC/LAC) or equivalent is completed for all personnel performing in support of the MSOC G CCE. The contractor shall be responsible for performing and paying for background checks prior to performance and shall submit a memorandum of a by name list of individuals cleared for the MSOC G CCE to the G7 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and the MSOC G Technical Representative (TR) no later than 15 days prior to the start of the exercise.. 4.4. The contractor Adaptive Role-Players (ARPs) shall be capable of executing all scripted actions without direct Exercise Control support. The ARPs shall act out assigned roles IAW assigned scenarios and CCE guidance. Role players shall wear clothing suitable to the role and environment in which they are required to operate. All ARPs must possess a valid photo ID at all times during execution of the MSOC G CCE. 4.5. The contractor shall ensure that the ARPs are medically and physically capable of performing duties as required within the scope of the MSOC G CCE. The contractor shall withdraw on request and replace any Adaptive Role-Player due to lack of professionalism, discipline, disqualifying health condition or safety hazard. 4.6. The contractor shall ensure that the ARPs do not deviate from the training scenario without guidance from the 2D MSOB Training Cell or MSOC G Trusted Agents. The contractor shall ensure that all Adaptive Role Players participating in the MSOC G CEE do not divulge information to the operators beyond what is outlined in the scenario or that which would unfairly assist the operator(s) to arrive at solutions or overcome challenges. The ARPs shall provide input to MSOC G based on observations of the training. 4.7. The contractor personnel supporting the MSOC G CCE shall sign a non-disclosure statement (U.S. Government Standard Form 312) in reference to all training; TTPs that they are exposed to during the MSOC G CCE. 4.9. The contractor shall ensure that all personnel supporting the MSOC G CCE shall attend an in-brief and be familiar with the exercise scenario and be responsible for learning and executing tasks in accordance with specific scenario information provided by the 2D MSOB Training Cell. 4.10. Transportation: The contractor shall coordinate and secure proper transport of personnel, weapons, and equipment used by role players during the CCE. Vehicles provided by the contractor shall be capable of off road driving. 4.11. Each role player must be willing and able to conduct force on force training using simulated munitions and/or Special Effects Small Arms Marking Systems (SESAMS) as well as diversionary grenades (flash bangs). Personal protective equipment is to be provided by the customer. 5.0 Deliverables (Exercise Control). 5.1 The contractor shall ensure that all required CCE scenario supporting documents (e.g., Intelligence Situation Briefs, Signals Intelligence Summaries (SIGSUM), etc.) to include the complete CCE scenario are coordinated with and provided to the 2D MSOB Training Cell and MSOC G to support the planning and execution of the MSOC G Company Collective Exercise (CCE). 5.2. The contractor shall provide the Initial Signals Intelligence Situational Brief to MSOC G HQ no later than O/A 16 February 2014. Intelligence materials, reports and products shall include appropriate documents in the areas of SIGINT. The contractor shall coordinate with the 2D MSOB Training Cell and MSOC G Intelligence Officer to ensure products are delivered as required to support the CCE. Examples of such intelligence products include the following: • SIGINT: o Standardized Reports o Previous unit SIGSUM o Historical SOI List o Known targeting-related information on persons of interest. o Current target deck (white and red) o RF characterization for any and all areas that will be utilized during MSOC G CCE (MODE 1/2/3) 5.4. During the execution of the exercise the contractor shall deliver (via their Exercise Design/Execution Program), precise exercise performance feedback to assist MSOC G. The SMEs will describe in detail their methodology to provide this deliverable to MSOC G in order to help accomplish the goals set forth by the CO of MSOC G. 5.5. The contractor shall deliver an after-action report (AAR) regarding potential improvements/critiques of the MSOC/MSOTs performance during the CCE training event and shall be prepared to brief the AAR to the Company upon the conclusion of the training. The contractor's AAR format is acceptable. 5.6. All scripted products are to become property of the customer upon completion of the exercise. 6.0. Security. All SMEs performing in support of the MSOC G CCE shall possess a Secret or above level security clearance, up to TS/SCI, at the time of award. All Adaptive Role Players performing in support of the MSOC G CCE must possess a SECRET security clearance at the time of award. 6.1 Security Guidance. While performing duties within MARSOC owned and operated facilities, the contractor must adhere to all service/component command/local security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures at each contract performance location. The Program Manager will provide a copy of all applicable security directives for this contract. Appropriate local service/component command security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures will be provided by the requiring agency (normally through the Performance Monitor or component command COR). Upon completion or termination of the classified contract, or sooner when the purpose of the release has been served, the contractor will return all classified information (furnished or generated) to the source from which received unless retention or other disposition instructions are authorized in writing by the MARSOC Government Contracting Agency/Activity. Furthermore, the contractor will account for and return to the appropriate issuing office, all Common Access Cards (CAC), security badges, installation entry passes/vehicle decals issued to contractor personnel upon completion or termination of the classified contract, termination of employment, or suspension of classified clearance or access of any contractor employee. 7.0 Travel. The contractor shall be responsible for all travel in support of the contractor provided personnel supporting the MSOC G CCE to be executed throughout Indiana including all training areas. The contractor shall make all travel reservations and not be reimbursed for travel expenses prior to the period of performance. All travel shall comply with the travel procedures and rates of the U.S. Government's Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). 8.0 Lodging and meals. Lodging and meals will not be provided for the contractor personnel supporting the MSOC G CCE and must be coordinated by the contractor. Exercise Control personnel (SMEs) shall be required to transit daily from company training areas to the team training areas. Regarding role players: the contractor shall coordinate and arrange for lodging in vicinity training sites as dictated by the scenario. 9.0. Period and Place of Performance. The period of performance for pre-coordination, scripting, and EXCON support begins upon immediate awarding of the contract and carries through the execution of the exercise from 8 March 2015 - 20 March 2015 in Indiana. 10.0. Storage of equipment. The contractor shall provide the means and be responsible for the storage of contractor provided equipment. 11.0. MSOC G CCE Technical Representatives (TR). The TRs will be Capt Ed Brown, Capt Kevin Shuler, and SSgt Matthew Hamm. (End of Statement of Work) The awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow. PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: FAR 52.202-1 Definitions (JUL 2004) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (APR 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.219-1 ALT 1 Small Business Programs Representations (OCT 2014) FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (FEB 1999) FAR 52.222-99 (Dev) Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017)(JUN 2014) FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (NOV 1991) FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply & Services) (APR 1984) DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. (SEP 2011) DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (SEP 2013) DFARS 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information (AUG 2013) DFARS 252.204-7004 ALT A System for Award Management. (FEB 2014) DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (JAN 2009) DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (MAR 2007) DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (DEC 2006) DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications (DEC 1991) DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014) PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT: Please note that due to character limitation in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (DEC 2014) Alternate I (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (DEC 2014) (Reference attachment for applicable clauses) FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (JAN 1991) 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) 252.203-7999 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (NOV 2013) SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (2005) SOFARS 5652.204-9002 Instruction for the Use of Electronic Contracts (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons Section K (2006) SOFARS 5652.252-9000 Notice of Incorporation of Section K (1998) All FAR representations and certifications shall be submitted through Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://www.sam.gov *** It is very important that all vendors follow all instructions provided below, when quotes are submitted *** Vendors are required to register or update their registration on the System for Award Management website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. This registration is required to receive contract award and will facilitate payment. Please include affirmative certification of ability to comply with Required Delivery Date. Additional information required in quotation: DUNS #, CAGE CODE #, and TIN #. The Government is seeking F.O.B Destination. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SSgt Sung, Monora at 910-440-0700 or 910-440-0774 or Email: monora.sung@socom.mil All questions are due by 1200 (12:00 PM) EST February 12, 2015. Questions shall be directed to SSgt Sung, Monora, Contract Specialist, Email: monora.sung@socom.mil. Questions are requested to be submitted via Email. Answers to all questions received will be posted via amendment to this solicitation no later than 1200 (12:00 PM) EST February 13, 2015. Quotes will be accepted via email only. Late submissions will not be considered. The burden of insuring the Vendors' quote is received by this office, within the stated timeframe, is the responsibility of Vendor. Please submit your quotations via any method listed below: E-mail SSgt Sung, Monora at monora.sung@socom.mil For email quotes, the Government office designated for receipt of the quote is the email inbox of the addressee indicated above. Notwithstanding the provisions at FAR 52.212-1(c), delivery is not accomplished until the addressee can open the email; delivery to a server or an email inbox on a server is not considered delivery to the designated Government office and the quotation is not under the Government's control until the addressee can open the email. The email shall not be considered to be delivered unless the entire content of the email and all attachments can be read by the addressee indicated above. Receipt of an electronic acknowledgment from the addressee establishes that a record was received but does not establish that the content sent corresponds to the content received. Email attachments are limited to no more than 2MB. Vendors are specifically warned that email may be subjected to spam filters or attachment stripping. All transmissions must clearly state the solicitation number and the name of the contracting specialist on the first page to ensure proper receipt. Attention is directed to FAR 52.212-1(c), concerning late submissions. Vendors are responsible for allowing adequate time for transmission to be completed. The Vendor bears the risk of non-receipt of transmissions, and should ensure that all pages of the proposal (and any authorized modifications) have been received by the designated office before the deadline indicated. Pages of a transmission that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. The Government may make award based solely on the quote received.

ISR Training

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline February 9, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (ISR Training) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-15-Q-0153 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014. This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 611519. The small business size standard is $15M. The Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for this order is 1550. Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Feb 2015) The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible Offeror whose quotation is most advantageous to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. Personnel must have secret clearance. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. In addition, the aircraft provided must be in accordance with NAVAIR Instruction 13034.1D. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (4) Price. (End of Provision) CLIN 0001 - ISR Training, 1st Iteration CLIN 0002 - ISR Training, 2nd Iteration Statement of Work 1. Scope: 3d Marine Special Operations Support Battalion (3D MSOSB) trains and prepares Marine Special Operations Support Teams (MSOST) for deployments with Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) companies and teams. During FY 15, 3D MSOSB will conduct training for MSOST Kilo and Lima. MSOST Kilo and Lima will participate in 3D MSOSB's led Team Readiness Exercise (TRX), which is the culminating event prior to change of operational control to 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion. TRX is 3D MSOSB Commander's opportunity to evaluate the MSOST in their ability to provide fused, multi-disciplinary intelligence, communications, and logistics support to their future MSOC Commanders and MSOTs. 2. Purpose: The purpose of this Statement of Work (SOW) is to define the need for a reliable and flexible Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform for ISR Tactical Controller evaluation training and special collection during the FY 15 TRXs. ISR Tactical Controller training is critical to prepare the Marines of the Direct Support Team (DST) to deploy and support full spectrum intelligence operations and special operations missions. ISR is also essential in supporting multi-disciplined intelligence training. ISR mission planning and coordination is a crucial part of the team's ability to plan and direct intelligence operations of the DST. 3. Applicable Documents: Intelligence Chapter (draft) , MARSOF Training and Readiness Manual, and NAVAIR Flight Clearance Instruction 13034.1D. 4. Requirements: This SOW establishes the requirements for ISR training and exercise support for 2 MSOST TRXs across FY 15. It defines the material support, administrative, operational, and instructional tasks required under this SOW. Capability: • The contractor shall provide a surrogate unmanned aerial system (SUAS) platform to simulate theater level unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in order to replicate a realistic, live ISR collection management (requirements and operations) environment that is responsive to tasking. The SUAS will provide a near real time (NRT) full motion video (FMV) / data feed directly to a Multi-Discipline Intelligence Operator (MDIO) within the line of sight (LOS) defined by communications capabilities and receivable on KU digital, C digital/analog, S digital, and L analog communications bands. The data feed must support a moving map function for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tracking of the platform for mission management. Recorded digital copies of all missions must be provided to the MDIO for post mission exploitation. • The contractor shall provide 20 mission flight hours per TRX and associated fuel costs. The airborne platform must be configured with an Electro-Optical (EO) / Infrared (IR) payload sensors equipped with a laser range finder (LRF) and laser pointer. The heads up display (HUD) data must resemble metadata typical of theater level assets such as the MQ-1/9 platforms. It must also include information on the platforms location, altitude, sensor orientation, active sensor info (EO/IR). The contractor shall provide closed caption video via a Ground Control Station (GCS) and LOS remote viewing terminal (RVT). • The contractor shall provide an aircraft that provides capacity to transport up to two individuals and up 100 pounds worth of equipment. The primary mission will still be ISR but with the ability to be dynamically tasked to support or switch to a special collection mission. This would be pre-coordinated prior to the execution of that day's mission. • The tactical communications capability must be able to support UHF, VHF, AM-FM, HF, SATCOM, and HPW. Preference is SATCOM single channel cypher text. Dates: • The TRX requires ISR support for 2 iterations of TRX between the time frames outlined below and in the period of performance section of this SOW. The TRX location that will utilize the ISR is currently in the city limits of Wilmington, North Carolina and requires flights over the non-restricted airspace of Wilmington. The current training location may be subject to change to other locations within CONUS. During the exercise, 5 days of SUAS support are required with up to 3 hours per flight or 15 hours of total flight time per exercise. In the event of flight cancelation due to inclement weather or mechanical issues, the contractor must be able to surge flight operations to 5 hours a day to make up for lost time, but not exceeding 15 hours of total flight time per exercise. The current TRX windows are, but are subject to change: o 23 February to 4 March 2015 for TRX 15-01 (MSOST K)  Flight Window 27 February to 3 March 2015 o 24 August to 3 September 2015 for TRX 15-02 (MSOST L) (Tentative)  Flight Window 29 August to 2 September 2015 (Tentative) 5. Specific training events. The contractor is required to work closely with 3D MSOSB during the execution of these training events to include: • Leading, conducting, and supervising all coordination, airspace control measures and de-conflictions for both restricted and unrestricted airspaces. • Providing air services as surrogate ISR platform, in restricted and unrestricted air space, with the ability to simulate full spectrum ISR capabilities and support intelligence collection operations, which will be discussed prior to the exercise. 6. Deliverables. The following deliverables are required: Personnel: • All participating personnel are required to have a Secret clearance in JPAS submitted to SMO Code 209000943 NLT 20 February 2014. • Personnel must be prepared and able to participate in planning to support training events prior to execution, conduct flight plan submission to appropriate flight agencies, and plan for an aircraft staging / fueling area up to two days prior to allow for ops checks and equipment set up. • Personnel with subject matter expertise will be available for coordination with 3D MSOSB personnel. Personnel will have knowledge and experience with intelligence operations and special operations. • All personnel must comply with guidance for a contracted workforce on US installations, bases, stations and Wilmington, North Carolina, or other training areas as directed. Travel: • The contractor will travel in support of the 3D MSOSB to Camp Lejeune, NC and Wilmington, NC as required to support the TRX and TRX planning. Locations subject to change. • The contractor will make all travel reservations and not be reimbursed for travel expenses prior to the period of performance. Lodging, meals, and incidentals: • Lodging and meals will not be provided and must be coordinated by the contractor. • The contractor will be reimbursed for lodging and meal expenses in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations, the maximum lodging rate is $92.00; Local meals and incidentals rate (M&IE) is $51.00 for the Wilmington, NC area. • Maintenance, fuel, and repair of airborne platform supporting this contract will be covered by the vendor. Government furnished equipment, material, and work space: • The government will provide a work space for required pre-exercise meetings and conferences. Specific requirements: • The contractor must be able to provide ISR support with flights over restricted and non-restricted airspaces. • The contractor will submit all communications requirements. • The contractor will conduct all required coordination and de-confliction for flights in unrestricted airspace and assist the coordination and de-confliction for flights within restricted airspace. • JF12 or spectrum certification regarding devices being used for communications associated with ISR operations during exercises. • Prior to the exercise commencing, the aircraft will have a flight clearance IAW NAVAIR Instruction 13034.1D. 7. Acceptance. Acceptance of the contractor's work under this order shall be at the sole discretion of the Performance Monitor appointed from the 3D MSOSB, who will evaluate the deliverables for completeness, correctness, and operations sufficiency of content. Acceptance will be documented using the Wide Area Workflow - Receipt & Acceptance (WAWF-RA). If a deliverable is unacceptable, the Government will notify the Contractor Program Manager (PM), who shall coordinate with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to determine the resubmission time. 8. Period of performance. The period of performance for this effort is from 10 February 2015 to 30 September 2015 to support all planning and coordination requirements, with specific deliverables between the dates of: • 23 February to 4 March 2015 for TRX 15-01 (MSOST K) • 24 August to 3 September 2015 for TRX 15-02 (MSOST L) (Tentative) 9. Place of performance. The place of performance for this effort is Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. Training locations requiring ISR support are subject to change to other locations within CONUS. 10. Security Requirement. While performing duties within MARSOC owned and operated facilities, the contractor must adhere to all service/component command/local security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures at each contract performance location. The Program Manager will provide a copy of all applicable security directives for this contract. Appropriate local service/component command security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures will be provided by the requiring agency (normally through the Performance Monitor or component command COR). Upon completion or termination of the classified contract, or sooner when the purpose of the release has been served, the contractor will return all classified information (furnished or generated) to the source from which received unless retention or other disposition instructions are authorized in writing by the MARSOC Government Contracting Agency/Activity. Furthermore, the contractor will account for and return to the appropriate issuing office, all Common Access Cards (CAC), security badges, installation entry passes/vehicle decals issued to contractor personnel upon completion or termination of the classified contract, termination of employment, or suspension of classified clearance or access of any contractor employee. (End of Statement of Work) The awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: FAR 52.202-1 Definitions (JUL 2004) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (APR 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.219-1 ALT 1 Small Business Programs Representations (OCT 2014) FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (FEB 1999) FAR 52.222-99 (Dev) Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017)(JUN 2014) FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (NOV 1991) FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply & Services) (APR 1984) DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. (SEP 2011) DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (SEP 2013) DFARS 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information (AUG 2013) DFARS 252.204-7004 ALT A System for Award Management. (FEB 2014) DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (JAN 2009) DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (MAR 2007) DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (DEC 2006) DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications (DEC 1991) DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014) CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT: Please note that due to character limitation in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (DEC 2014) Alternate I (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (DEC 2014) 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 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (JAN 1991) DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (NOV 2013) SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (2005) SOFARS 5652.204-9002 Instruction for the Use of Electronic Contracts (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons Section K (2006) SOFARS 5652.252-9000 Notice of Incorporation of Section K (1998) All FAR representations and certifications shall be submitted through Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://www.sam.gov *** It is very important that all vendors follow all instructions provided below, when quotes are submitted *** Vendors are required to register or update their registration on the System for Award Management website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. This registration is required to receive contract award and will facilitate payment. Please include affirmative certification of ability to comply with Required Delivery Date. Additional information required in quotation: DUNS #, CAGE CODE #, and TIN #. The Government is seeking F.O.B Destination. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SSgt Sung, Monora at 910-440-0700 or 910-440-0774 or Email: monora.sung@socom.mil All questions are due by 12:00 PM EST February 5, 2015. Questions shall be directed to SSgt Sung, Monora, Contract Specialist, Email: monora.sung@socom.mil. Questions are requested to be submitted via Email. Answers to all questions received will be posted via amendment to this solicitation no later than 2:00 PM EST February 6, 2015. Quotes will be accepted via email only. Late submissions will not be considered. The burden of insuring the Vendors' quote is received by this office, within the stated timeframe, is the responsibility of Vendor. Please submit your quotations via any method listed below: E-mail SSgt Sung, Monora at monora.sung@socom.mil For email quotes, the Government office designated for receipt of the quote is the email inbox of the addressee indicated above. Notwithstanding the provisions at FAR 52.212-1(c), delivery is not accomplished until the addressee can open the email; delivery to a server or an email inbox on a server is not considered delivery to the designated Government office and the quotation is not under the Government's control until the addressee can open the email. The email shall not be considered to be delivered unless the entire content of the email and all attachments can be read by the addressee indicated above. Receipt of an electronic acknowledgment from the addressee establishes that a record was received but does not establish that the content sent corresponds to the content received. Email attachments are limited to no more than 2MB. Vendors are specifically warned that email may be subjected to spam filters or attachment stripping. All transmissions must clearly state the solicitation number and the name of the contracting specialist on the first page to ensure proper receipt. Attention is directed to FAR 52.212-1(c), concerning late submissions. Vendors are responsible for allowing adequate time for transmission to be completed. The Vendor bears the risk of non-receipt of transmissions, and should ensure that all pages of the proposal (and any authorized modifications) have been received by the designated office before the deadline indicated. Pages of a transmission that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. The Government may make award based solely on the quote received.

RR400 Beautification Project

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published February 10, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (RR400 Lawn Beautification Project) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation # H92257-15-Q-0159 is hereby issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-74, Effective July 1, 2014. This is a restricted purchase set-aside for 100% Small Business Concerns. The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 561730. The small business size standard is $7.5M. Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedure (Feb 2015) The U.S. Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price purchase order to the successful Quoter of this RFQ. The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible Offeror whose quotation is most advantageous to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Personnel Qualifications. The experience, education, and qualifications of personnel proposed to work on the contract will be evaluated to determine their ability to perform their proposed duties in accordance with Statement of Work. (2) Technical Approach and Capability. The offeror's approach to performing contract requirements and its capability to successfully perform the contract in accordance with Statement of Work. (3) Past Performance. The offeror's past performance on related contracts will be evaluated to determine, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. (4) Price. (End of Provision) CLIN 0001 - Lawn Beautification Project Base Year CLIN 1001 - Lawn Beautification Project Option Year 1 CLIN 2001 - Lawn Beautification Project Option Year 2 CLIN 3001 - Lawn Beautification Project Option Year 3 CLIN 4001 - Lawn Beautification Project Option Year 4 STATEMENT OF WORK Headquarters Building RR400 Lawn Beautification Project 1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, supervision, and other items and services necessary to ensure an aesthetic, year round floral array of draught/ weed/insect resistant seasonal annuals/perennials trees and shrubbery is maintained at Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). The contractor shall be responsible for planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, and plants and present a clean, neat, and professional appearance throughout a specified area of approximately .09 acres. 2. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The Government intends on procuring services for one (1) base and four (4) option years for this requirement. 3. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: All services provided shall be performed at MARSOC Headquarters, Building RR400 (Stone Bay), Camp Lejeune, NC 28460. 4. HOURS OF OPERATION: The contractor shall perform all work between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal Holidays. Any work performed outside of these hours, to include weekends or holidays, must first be approved by the Contracting Officer a minimum of 48 hours prior to the date desired. 4.1. Recognized Holidays: Federal holidays observed by this base are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, JR's Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and other specifically designated days that are mutually agreed upon by the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) and the Contractor. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a legal holiday. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday by U.S. Government agencies. 4.2. Emergency Base Closure: Work schedule adjustments due to emergency base closure. Upon Government notification (TV, radio, telephone, verbal, etc.) that non-essential personnel are not to report to the base or are to leave the base due to some type of emergency (hurricane, tornado, snow, etc.) situation, Contractor personnel are to act accordingly as they are included in the category of non-essential personnel. Non-essential personnel are to report for their regular work schedules as advised by the Government. 5. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS. 5.1. PLANT AND MAINTAIN TREES/SHRUBS/HEDGES: The contractor shall develop and provide a list of plants, shrubs trees and annuals/ perennials commensurate with size and area of the facility to include on-site weeding, maintenance and upkeep of the beds and replacements as needed. Contractor shall be responsible for the application of appropriate chemicals when necessary to successfully maintain the beautification of the specified area. The contractor shall be responsible for replacing any trees or shrubbery that does not survive the initial planting at no additional cost to the Government. Contractor shall be responsible for taking and processing any soil samples. The Contractor shall not be held liable for any trees/shrubs/hedges that die due to acts of god, fires, floods, epidemics, and unusually severe weather. 5.1.1. The Contractor shall at all times keep the work area free from accumulations of waste materials. Before completing the work, the Contractor shall remove from the work and premises any rubbish, tools, equipment, and materials that are not the property of the Government. Upon completing the work, the Contractor shall leave the work area in a clean, neat, and orderly condition satisfactory to the customer. 5.2. The contractor shall attend a kick off meeting to review/adjust the requirements of this statement of work (SOW) prior to commencement of any work. The date and location of the kick off meeting shall be determined after award. 5.3. SCHEDULED VISITS: The contractor shall make the following minimum scheduled visits throughout the period of performance: 5.3.1. Jan (All Years) - One visit, plant / maintain as needed. 5.3.2. Feb (All Years) - One visit, fertilize, plant, maintain as needed. 5.3.3. Mar-Jun (All Years) - One visit per month, maintenance as needed. 5.3.4. Aug (All Years) - One visit, maintenance as needed. 5.3.5. Oct (All Years) - One visit, maintenance as needed. 5.3.6. Dec (All Years) - One visit, maintenance as needed. 5.3.7. Base Year: 1 Mar 2015 - 28 Feb 2016 5.3.8. Option Year 1: 1 Mar 2016 - 28 Feb 2017 5.3.9. Option Year 2: 1 Mar 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 5.3.10. Option Year 3: 1 Mar 2018 - 28 Feb 2019 5.3.11. Option Year 4: 1 Mar 2019 - 28 Feb 2020 6. CONTRACTOR PERSONEL REQUIREMENTS. 6.1. CONTRACT MANAGER: The Contractor shall provide a contract manager who shall be responsible for the performance of the work. The name of this person, and an alternate or alternates, who shall act for the contractor when the manager is absent, shall be designated in writing to the Contracting Officer. 6.1.1. The contract manager or an alternate shall have full authority to act for the contractor on all contract matters relating to daily operation of this contract. The contract manager or an alternate shall be available during the duty hours of 0730 to 1630 hours Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, within 60 minutes to meet on the installation with government personnel (designated by the Contracting Officer) to discuss problem areas. 6.1.2. The contract manager and alternate(s) must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. 6.2. CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES: The Contractor shall not employ persons for work on this contract if such employee is identified to the contractor by the Contracting Officer as a potential threat to the health, safety, security, general wellbeing or operational mission of the installation and its population. 6.2.1. Contractor personnel shall present a neat appearance and be easily recognized as contractor employees. This may be accomplished by wearing distinctive clothing, bearing the name of the company or by wearing appropriate badges that contain the company name and employee name. 6.2.2. The contractor shall not employ any person who is an employee of the U.S. Government if employing that person would create a conflict of interest. Additionally, the contractor shall not employ any person who is an employee of the Department of the Navy, either military or civilian, unless such person seeks and receives approval according to DOD 5500.7-R, The Joint Ethics Regulation. The Contractor is cautioned that off-duty active military personnel hired under this contract may be subject to permanent change of station, change in duty hours, or deployment. Military Reservists and National Guard members may be subject to recall to active duty. The abrupt absence of these personnel could adversely affect the contractor's ability to perform; however, their absence at any time shall not constitute an excuse for nonperformance under this contract. 6.2.3. The Government reserves the right to restrict the employment of any Contractor employee who violates federal regulations or is identified as a potential threat to the security, safety, health or the operational mission MARSOC, this base and its population. Contractor employees shall not loiter on or around the base during off duty hours. The removal of such a person shall not relieve the Contractor from providing all deliveries and performance requirements. 6.3. TRAFFIC LAWS: The Contractor and their employees shall comply with base traffic regulations. All base traffic regulations shall be made available to the Contractor upon request. 7. QUALITY CONTROL ASSURANCE. 7.1. QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM: In compliance with the clause entitled "Inspection of Services", 52.246-4, the contractor shall establish a complete Quality Control Program (QCP) to ensure the requirements of this contract are provided as specified. The Contracting Officer will notify the Contractor of acceptance or required modifications to the plan before the contract start date. The Contractor shall make appropriate modifications (at no additional costs to the Government) and obtain acceptance of the plan by the Contracting Officer before the start of the first operational performance period. 7.1.1. The Contractor shall establish and maintain a complete QCP to assure the requirements of the contract are provided as specified. An initial copy of the Contractor's QCP must be provided to the Contracting Officer within five (5) days of contract award. When copies of these records are requested by the Government, the Contractor shall furnish them within eight (8) work hours after notification. It will provide methods for identifying and preventing deficiencies in the quality of service performed, before the level of performance becomes unacceptable. 8. GOVERNMENT OBSERVATIONS: Government personnel such as the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspection Teams, Navy Auditors, Environmental Inspectors, Contracting, etc., are authorized to observe Contractor operation. These personnel will not interfere with Contractor performance. The Government may use a variety of surveillance methods to evaluate the Contractor's performance. The methods of surveillance that are used in this contract are: 1) Planned surveillance of output items (daily/weekly) by the Quality Assurance Evaluator as determined necessary to assure a sufficient evaluation of Contractor performance. 2) Customer/GR complaints and comments. 3) Timeliness and accuracy of reports. 9. BILLING / INVOICE / PAYMENT 9.1. PAYMENT AND INVOICING. Services and supplies rendered under this contract will be paid by electronic funds transfer. Invoices for this service shall be submitted utilizing the Wide Area Workflow system, found at: https://wawf.eb.mil. All invoices submitted through the system will be certified by the below named and payment will follow by EFT in net 30 days. All vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov/ in order to sell goods and services to the DoD. For help with registration in SAM, contact Federal Service Desk, 866-606-8220 or 334-206-7828. If you do not know your SAM POC, you can contact the Federal Service Desk at the above numbers. 10. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS. 10.1. In performing work under this contract, the contractor shall: 10.1.1. Provide protection to Government property to prevent damage during the period of time the property is under the control or in possession of the Contractor. 10.1.2. Include a clause in all subcontracts to require sub-contractors to comply with the safety provisions of this contract as applicable. 10.1.3. Record and report promptly (within one hour) to the Contracting Officer or authorized Government Representative (GR), all available facts relating to each instance of damage to Government property or injury to either Contractor or Government personnel. 10.2. BASE SAFETY. Safety Regulations may be obtained from the Base Safety Officer. The Contractor shall maintain accurate records and report to the GR within sixteen (16) working hours after occurrence, exposure data and all accidents resulting in death, traumatic injury, occupational disease, or damage of property, materials, supplies, and/or equipment incidental to contract performance. The GR will notify the Contractor of any noncompliance with the foregoing provisions and the action to be taken. The Contractor shall, after receipt of such notice, immediately correct the condition. If the Contractor fails or refuses to comply with safety requirements, the Contracting Officer may issue an order stopping all or part of the work until satisfactory corrective action has been taken. No part of the time lost due to any such stop order shall be made the subject of claims for extension of time or for excess costs or damages to the Contractor. The Contractor shall confer with the Base Safety Officer to coordinate and implement applicable safety rules and regulations prior to commencement of contract work. The Government shall maintain the right to periodically inspect for safety conditions and safe working practices or as considered necessary by the Contracting Officer or safety personnel. 11. MARSOC SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. 11.1. SECURITY DIRECTIVES: While performing duties within MARSOC owned and operated facilities, the contractor must adhere to all service/component command/local security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures at each contract performance location. Appropriate local service/component command security directives, regulations, and standard operating procedures will be provided by the GR. Furthermore, the contractor will account for and return to the appropriate issuing office, all Identification/Common Access Cards (CAC), security badges, installation entry passes/vehicle decals issued to contractor personnel upon completion or termination of the contract, termination of employment, or suspension of classified clearance or access of any contractor employee. The Government is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The Contractor is responsible for providing the information required for obtaining clearances, permits, passes, or security badges that are required for Contractor personnel or equipment access. This includes information required for police or background checks or investigations. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring such clearances, permits, passes, or security badges are promptly returned to the issuing activity upon termination of an employee, completion of a project, or termination of a contract or subcontract. All Contractor personnel performing work under this contract who require access to military installations shall obtain personal entry and vehicle passes from the Provost Marshall's Office (PMO) of Camp Lejuene. The Security Office of MARSOC has broad authority to remove or exclude any person from the military installation to protect personnel and property, to maintain good order and discipline, and to ensure the successful and uninterrupted performance of MARSOC. In the exercise of this authority, the Commanding Officer may refuse to grant personal entry passes or may bar Contractor employees, including employees who have been granted a personal entry pass. Refusal to grant an employee a personal entry pass or barment of an employee does not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility to continue performance under this contract. The Contractor's employees shall observe and comply with all base rules and regulations applicable to contract personnel, including those applicable to the safe operation of vehicles, and shall not be present in locations not required for the proper performance of this contract. Contractor personnel performing work under this contract shall be readily identifiable as an employee of the contractor through the use of uniforms with nametags. The contracting officer may approve alternate methods of ensuring contractor personnel are readily identifiable. 11.2. VEHICLE SECURITY: Each vehicle to be used in contract performance shall always display a valid state license plate and safety inspection sticker. Contractor or subcontractor vehicle operators shall have a valid driver's license for the category of vehicle operated. All vehicles entering the Base are required to obtain a Permit and shall be furnished without charge. MARSOC vehicle/personnel access is obtained on the main deck Security Office, building RR 400. All Contractor vehicles and equipment, when not in use, shall be locked or removed from the base or otherwise disabled, such that their operation by unauthorized personnel is prohibited. 11.3. EMPLOYEE SECURITY: Contractor employees must obtain a valid visitor pass from MARSOC Security Office, which is good until the ending date of the contract. 11.4. SECURITY CHECKS: Contractor personnel and their vehicles shall be present only in locations requiring contract performance. Contractor personnel entering the base shall conform to all Government regulations and are subject to such checks as may be deemed necessary to insure that no violations occur. No employee shall be permitted on base when such a check reveals that their presence would be detrimental to the security of the base/Command. Subject to security regulations, the Government will allow access to an area for servicing equipment or performing contract requirements. Upon request, the Contractor shall submit to the Contracting Officer questionnaires and other forms as may be required for security purposes. 11.5. ADDITIONAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: 11.5.1. Photography is restricted aboard MARSOC. Clearance for photography shall be obtained from the Security Office. 11.5.2. Electronic equipment including cellular phones is not permitted within RR400. 12. REQUIRED INSURANCE. The successful quoter shall furnish to the Contract Administrator a certificate of insurance as evidence of the existence of insurance coverage. The Contractor shall procure and maintain the entire period of performance under this contract with the following minimum insurance coverage: Type of Insurance Per Person Per Accident Property Comprehensive $300,000 $500,000 $100,000 General Liability Automobile Liability $200,000 $500,000 $20,000 Workmen's Comp As required by North Carolina State Law. All insurance changes shall be submitted within five workdays after changes occur. 12.1. STATEMENT OF INSURANCE: Prior to commencement of work, the Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer a certificate or written statement of the above required insurance. (End of Statement of Work) The awardee of this award is required to be registered with, understand, and invoice through Wide Area Workflow. PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: FAR 52.202-1 Definitions (JUL 2004) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (APR 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (DEC 2014) FAR 52.219-1 ALT 1 Small Business Programs Representations (OCT 2014) FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (FEB 1999) FAR 52.222-99 (Dev) Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017)(JUN 2014) FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (NOV 1991) FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply & Services) (APR 1984) DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. (SEP 2011) DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (SEP 2013) DFARS 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information (AUG 2013) DFARS 252.204-7004 ALT A System for Award Management. (FEB 2014) DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (JAN 2009) DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (MAR 2007) DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (DEC 2006) DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications (DEC 1991) DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014) PROVISION / CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT: Please note that due to character limitation in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (DEC 2014) Alternate I (DEC 2014) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (DEC 2014) (Reference attachment for applicable clauses) 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 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms (JAN 1991) 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) 252.203-7999 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (Reference attachment for full text) DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (NOV 2013) SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (2005) SOFARS 5652.204-9002 Instruction for the Use of Electronic Contracts (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (NOV 2007) SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons Section K (2006) SOFARS 5652.252-9000 Notice of Incorporation of Section K (1998) All FAR representations and certifications shall be submitted through Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://www.sam.gov *** It is very important that all vendors follow all instructions provided below, when quotes are submitted *** Vendors are required to register or update their registration on the System for Award Management website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. This registration is required to receive contract award and will facilitate payment. Please include affirmative certification of ability to comply with Required Delivery Date. Additional information required in quotation: DUNS #, CAGE CODE #, and TIN #. The Government is seeking F.O.B Destination. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SSgt Sung, Monora at 910-440-0700 or Email: monora.sung@socom.mil All questions are due by 1200 (12:00 PM) EST February 13, 2015. Questions shall be directed to SSgt Sung, Monora, Contract Specialist, Email: monora.sung@socom.mil. Questions are requested to be submitted via Email. Answers to all questions received will be posted via amendment to this solicitation no later than 1200 (12:00 PM) EST February 17, 2015. Quotes will be accepted via email only. Late submissions will not be considered. The burden of insuring the Vendors' quote is received by this office, within the stated timeframe, is the responsibility of Vendor. Please submit your quotations via any method listed below: E-mail SSgt Sung, Monora at monora.sung@socom.mil ***SITE VISIT INFO*** Location: MARSOC, Bldg. RR400, Stones Bay, Camp Lejeune, NC. 28542 Description(s): The United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is hosting a site survey meeting with vendors on 09:00 A.M. EST, February 17, 2015. MARSOC is seeking prospective quoters to attend an informational exchange relative to a requirement to complete RR400 Beautification Project located at the Stone Bay MARSOC HQ (Bldg. RR400) complex in Sneads Ferry, N.C. (Bldg. RR400). This meeting is designed to provide vendors with insight on MARSOC's requirement and answer any questions that are relative to this requirement. Sequence of events: On February 17, 2015 at 08:00 A.M. EST, vendors will arrive at the MARSOC Headquarters located at Stone Bay complex, Sneads Ferry, N.C. Please email the POC below in advance of this meeting to confirm personnel wishing to enter the complex. Any vendor who fails to provide the required information will be denied access to the complex. Vendors will be greeted by representative(s) of the command, receive guidance and be given tours of the building space's that are the subject of work to be performed. Subsequent to these tours, vendors will be afforded the opportunity to conduct a question and answer session relative to the requirements pertaining to work. Visitor Access Request Information: Non-DoD affiliate visitors or organizations that do not use Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) for clearance verification may submit a Visit Authorization letter via e-mail to monora.sung@socom.mil. The request must be on official stationary (vendor letterhead), signed by the Contractor and contain the following visitor information: 1) Full Name 2) Date of Birth 3) Place of Birth 4) Citizenship 5) Access & Type/Date of Clearance 6) Dates of Visit (21 August 2014) 7) Sponsor's Name & Phone number (Patrick McLaughlin, MSOSG G-6, 910-440-0822) 8) Purpose of Visit (Site Survey) Point of Contact. Interested vendors are required to contact SSgt Sung, Monora via email or phone at monora.sung@socom.mil no later than 0800 (8:00 AM) EST February 13, 2015. Coordination will be made with vendors relative to location, driving directions and base access. Place of Contract Performance: Marine Corps Special Operations Command Buildings RR400,RR136, RR405 Sneads Ferry, North Carolina 28460 United States *** SITE VISIT INFO END*** For email quotes, the Government office designated for receipt of the quote is the email inbox of the addressee indicated above. Notwithstanding the provisions at FAR 52.212-1(c), delivery is not accomplished until the addressee can open the email; delivery to a server or an email inbox on a server is not considered delivery to the designated Government office and the quotation is not under the Government's control until the addressee can open the email. The email shall not be considered to be delivered unless the entire content of the email and all attachments can be read by the addressee indicated above. Receipt of an electronic acknowledgment from the addressee establishes that a record was received but does not establish that the content sent corresponds to the content received. Email attachments are limited to no more than 2MB. Vendors are specifically warned that email may be subjected to spam filters or attachment stripping. All transmissions must clearly state the solicitation number and the name of the contracting specialist on the first page to ensure proper receipt. Attention is directed to FAR 52.212-1(c), concerning late submissions. Vendors are responsible for allowing adequate time for transmission to be completed. The Vendor bears the risk of non-receipt of transmissions, and should ensure that all pages of the proposal (and any authorized modifications) have been received by the designated office before the deadline indicated. Pages of a transmission that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. The Government may make award based solely on the quote received.

V--GROUND TRANSPORT FOR QPSI SEP 19-23 INDIANAPOLIS

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published August 19, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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Combined Synopsis Solicitation Transportation for QPSI Indianapolis, IN This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 13.106, 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; the provisions and clauses incorporated herein are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-23, effective June 12, 2008. The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Employee Education Resource Center, St. Louis, MO proposes to enter into a firm fixed price, competitive commercial contract. This solicitation is 100% set-aside for SDVOSBs verified in Vetbiz.gov, and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 485510 and the small business size standard is $15 million. Responses are due Thursday August 25, 2016 by 2pm EST. Questions are due August 23, 2016 by 2pm EST -Email to angela.perry@va.gov.

R--EMAP Update and Support Improvements for Events Management Reporting System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published June 6, 2016  -  Deadline June 20, 2016
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Combined Synopsis Solicitation EMAP Support Services This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 13.106, 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; the provisions and clauses incorporated herein are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-23, effective June 12, 2008. The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Employee Education Resource Center, St. Louis, MO proposes to enter into a firm fixed price, competitive commercial contract. This solicitation is set-aside for small businesses, and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 611430 and the small business size standard is $11 million. Responses are due Monday June 20, 2016 by 1pm CST. Questions are due by June 10, 2016 at 10am CST. E-mail to Wanakee.Strickland@va.gov.

R-- Learning Consortium Membership All responses are due by 1pm CST on May 24, 2016. All questions are due by 9 am CST on May 20, 2016

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published May 18, 2016  -  Deadline May 24, 2016
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Combined Synopsis Solicitation Learning Consortium Membership This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 13.106, 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; the provisions and clauses incorporated herein are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-23, effective June 12, 2008. The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Employee Education Resource Center, St. Louis, MO proposes to enter into a firm fixed price, competitive commercial contract. This solicitation is set-aside for small businesses, and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 611430 and the small business size standard is $11 million. Responses are due Tuesday May 24, 2016 by 1pm CST. Questions are due by May 20, 2016 at 9am CST. E-mail to Wanakee.Strickland@va.gov.

R--Veterans Health Library

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published November 30, 2015
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PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE Description: Veterans Health Library (VHL) The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Unrestricted Procurement for the Development, Maintenance and Storage of data in a comprehensive health library "Veterans Health Library (VHL)" of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that will be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members and caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public via electronic technology used by the VA. The VA anticipates awarding a contract to the responsible offeror who will be capable of developing and maintaining a comprehensive Veterans Health Library (VHL) of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that shall be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members/caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public. The VHL shall contain comprehensive health information, resources and materials on topics spanning the continuum of VHA healthcare delivery: health promotion and disease prevention; primary care; specialty care; mental health; diagnostic tests and procedures, acute care; rehabilitation and physical medicine; long-term care; hospice; and community living centers (nursing homes). The information in the VHL and its format and design shall accommodate the health literacy and numeracy needs of Veterans and their family members/caregivers as well as their vision, speech, hearing, language, and cognitive abilities. The information shall be able to be printed in black and white and color using printers commonly found in VHA clinical settings and in Veterans' homes. The VHL must also be able to be integrated within the VA's Electronic Health Record to allow for ease of access by providers and clinical staff and for automatic documentation of VHL content provided in a patient's medical record. The contract period will be for one (1) year plus up to four (4) pre-priced one-year option periods. This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Health Education & Information Program Office of Patient Care Services, National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. A Request for Proposals (RFP) Solicitation announcement # VA777-16-R-0004 will be electronically issued in commercial item format in accordance with FAR Part 12 on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on or about December 28, 2015 for Veterans Health Library (VHL) with a tentative closing date on or about February 2, 2016. The VA intends to award a Firm Fixed Price contract in March 2016. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for the procurement shall be 519130. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be provided until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov. Any future amendments and other documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted. Interested offerors are advised to continuously check the fedbizopps.gov website for any changes to the solicitation. All interested sources may submit an electronic offer that if timely received, will be considered. The point of contact for this procurement is Claude Humphrey. As authorized by FAR 5.102 Availability of solicitations, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the VA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various bid documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov). Further details of all dates and events will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Bidder's responsibility to register on the FedBizOpps website. Bidders are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL bid documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the VA. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications and shall be registered in the System for Award Management(SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov and shall be verified in the VETBIZ Registry Information Pages at http://www.vetbiz.gov/ prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vets-100.html (if applicable). Any interested Offeror desiring an explanation or interpretation of the anticipated solicitation specifications must request it in writing. Requests for clarification and/or information regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to the Contracting Officer. All questions must be submitted in writing to: Claude Humphrey (claude.humphrey@va.gov). No phone responses will be accepted. NOTE: All questions must reference the Solicitation reference # and the Description of the Project in the Header or Opening Statement. No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be available until issuance of the Solicitation.

R--Veterans Health Library

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published April 14, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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Solicitation Number: VA777-16-R-0036 Requirement Description: Veterans Health Library Project Description The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) is responsible for monitoring, encouraging, and promoting prevention services for Veterans through clinical, educational, promotional and research activities throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Through the collection and dissemination of the latest scientific knowledge and information regarding health promotion and prevention, the NCP has an impact on the health and well-being of Veterans throughout the VA. The NCP efforts are aimed at improving the quality of life, preventing the onset of disease and/or identifying diseases at early stages to limit its progression, and helping Veterans manage health conditions. Scope of Work The Contractor shall develop and maintain a comprehensive Veterans Health Library (VHL) of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that shall be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members/caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public. The VHL shall contain comprehensive health information, resources and materials on topics spanning the continuum of VHA healthcare delivery: health promotion and disease prevention; primary care; specialty care; mental health; diagnostic tests and procedures, acute care; rehabilitation and physical medicine; long-term care; hospice; and community living centers (nursing homes). The information in the VHL and its format and design shall accommodate the health literacy and numeracy needs of Veterans and their family members/caregivers as well as their vision, speech, hearing, language, and cognitive abilities. The information shall be able to be printed in black and white and color using printers commonly found in VHA clinical settings and in Veterans' homes. The VHL must also be able to be integrated within the VA's Electronic Health Record to allow for ease of access by providers and clinical staff and for patient-specific VHL content and for automatic documentation of VHL content provided in a patient's medical record. The Contractor shall have as least five (5) years' experience working with national public health and/or healthcare. Additionally, the Contractor shall have proven capability of integrating health library content within VA's electronic medical record system in a manner that meets the requirements of The Joint Commission or other appropriate health care accrediting bodies. Experience working within or for federal and/or state health agencies is helpful for ensuring sensitivity to a variety of policy and regulatory issues relevant to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following formats: text with illustration/photo, video, interactive resources including tools and games, and any new electronic formats/technologies that may be developed during the life of the contract. The Contractor shall have a proven capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders to manage library resources for specific health conditions or topics. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: " electronically on a website, " via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), " mobile applications, " alternative platforms such as kiosks, and " other VA based computer applications and use of VHL videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. The Contractor and product shall be flexible enough to be used or adapt to VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the life of the contract, (e.g., Get Well Network, After Visit Summary, mobile apps, crawling VHL content with a search appliance, linkages to and from other VA websites, incorporation/documentation in the electronic health record, etc.). The anticipated contract Period of Performance (POP) shall be for a 12 month base period with options for up to four (4) additional one year extension periods, to be exercised at the discretion of the Government: Base Period: June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 Option Year 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 Option Year 2 June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 Option Year 3 June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020 Option Year 4 June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Submittal of Offers Offeror's responses shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions: The Offeror's proposal shall be submitted electronically by the date and time indicated in the solicitation. The Offeror's quote will consist of four (4) volumes. The Volumes shall be: Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology Volume III - Past Performance Volume IV - Price / Cost Schedule Offeror's responses shall be clearly marked according to the Volume assigned i.e., Volumes I, II,. III and IV. The price/cost shall be in accordance with the pricing provided on the Price / Cost Schedule provided in this solicitation. The use of hyperlinks is permitted for samples/products of work only. Other embedded attachments in quotes are prohibited. Files shall not contain classified data. All proprietary information shall be clearly marked. The complete File sizes shall not exceed 5MB. The electronic address for the delivery of Offeror's proposal is claude.humprhey@va.gov. i. Format: All files will be submitted as either a Microsoft Word file (.docx), an Acrobat (PDF) file or compatible as indicated in the table. Page size shall be no greater than 8 1/2" x 11". The top, bottom, left and right margins shall be a minimum of one inch each. Font size shall be no smaller than 12-point. Arial or Times New Roman fonts are required. Characters shall be set at no less than normal spacing and 100% scale. ii. Content Requirements. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to determine each quote and their ability to perform the tasks. iii. Submitter's Packaging: There will be four separate volumes that will be required and they are as follows: Volume Number and Tile Page Limit Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel 25 page limit Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology 10 page limit (not including resumes) Volume III - Past Performance 5 page limit Volume IV - Price/Cost Schedule provided A. Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel: Demonstrates expertise and ability to provide and monitor the requisite personnel necessary to meet or exceed the Performance Work Statement; and described proposed appropriate key personnel with adequate experience to accomplish diverse tasks. B. Technical Capability - Management Methodology: Describe and demonstrate how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include specified tasks and deliverables. i. PWS Technical: Describe how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include tasks and deliverables as follows: 1. Demonstrate your firm's experience. 2. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability of providing web-based health education content in the PWS mentioned formats 3. Demonstrates your firm's ability and capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders for providers to manage library resources for frequently used or specific health conditions or topics. 4. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability for providing web-based health education content in the PWS Mentioned delivery modalities. 5. Demonstrate/Describe your product flexibility to be used or adapt to new VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the anticipated life of the contract. 6. Describe your firm's previous experience with the VA's terminology. 7. Describe your firm's plans and schedule to meet the requirements of the Veterans Health Library tasks. ii. Provide the URL link to an example of a Library of Consumer Health Information that you have created. The example shall demonstrate: 1. Your ability to provide comprehensive health content. 2. Your use of multiple of information formats: printable health sheets, video, self-assessment tools, and interactive shared decision making tools. 3. Your ability to effectively employ principles of health literacy in the library's design, format and content to facilitate its ability to be understood and effectively utilized by an end user population with low health literacy. 4. Ability to provide content in Spanish. iii. Ability of users to search library content using filter search for all or select components of Library content for example, include health sheets, but exclude videos in the search. 1. Ability of users to share the library's content via email and social media platforms. iv. Ability to create and supply to the client marketing materials and communication tools for the client to promote the library's use by end users and by physicians and health care team members to educate patients in clinical encounters during the delivery of care. v. Demonstrate your willingness to permit review of your content by the clinical subject matter experts designated by the client. vi. Demonstrate your willingness to modify your content based on the client's input. vii. Demonstrate your willingness to collaborate with the client to create content tailored to the client's specific clinical needs. viii. Provide examples of the types of data and metrics which will be collected to guide the client in promoting the library's use with internal and external users. ix. Ability to provide a website which is FedRAMP compliant and able to comply with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Reference Architecture 2.0, Appendix H, as guided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mandate 08-05 and OMB Mandate 16-04. x. Ability to integrate VHL into VA's electronic health record including automatic documentation in a patient's medical record of VHL content provided in a manner that meets the requirements of the Joint Commission. xi. Ability to create bookmarks and folders for end users and physicians and health care team members for use in efficiently educating patient in clinical encounters. xii. Ability to provide web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: 1. electronically on a website, 2. via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), 3. mobile applications, 4. alternative platforms such as kiosks, and 5. other computer applications and use of library videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. C. Past Performance: Provide a description of at least five (5) recent (within the past 3 years) contracts or agreements that are of similar size, scope and complexity. Each listed project will be evaluated for: i. Quality Performance, ii. Contract Timeliness, iii. Cost Control and iv. Business Relations as they are listed in the Contractor Review Performance System (CPARS). Note that a Request for Past Performance Questionnaires may be sent to the listed firms/point of contact, and a review of Government's CPARS Performance Reports will also be used to evaluate Past Performance. D. Price / Cost: The Offeror shall provide a price for each item on the attached Price/Cost Schedule. If an item is not on your GSA schedule, you may price it out and clearly mark it as an "Open Market" item. iv. Evaluation: This will be a Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable procurement. Adherence to the requirements set forth in the technical factor is more important than adherence to the requirements set forth in the Past Performance factor. The Technical factor and Past Performance factor, when combined, shall be more important than Price. NOTE: All offers must be submitted to the attention of the Contracting Officer identified and listed on the Standard form 1449, section 7a and to the address identified on the Standard form 1449, section 16 No Later Than the date/time specified on the Standard form 1449, section 8. E-mail Offers will be acceptable at claude.humphey@va.gov. Any Offer received after the closing date and time will be considered late and will not be accepted. NO FAX/ FACSIMILE SUBMITTED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All Offer envelopes or other packaging shall be clearly marked with the solicitation number, offeror's company name and return address. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. CAUTION - LATE Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals: See provision 52.212-1. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. For instructions on filling out this solicitation request see attached pages "FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (June 2008)". Questions All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing (email is acceptable). Any prospective offeror/bidder desiring an explanation or interpretation of the solicitation, drawings, specifications, etc., must request it in writing. All questions must be submitted in writing to: Claude Humphrey (claude.humphrey@va.gov) No Later Than, 3:00 p.m., local time (CST) , Monday April 25, 2016. No phone responses will be accepted. See FAR 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS for additional information. NOTE: All questions must reference the RFQ # and Description of the project in the Header or Opening Statement. NOTE: Solicitation document/package is hereby posted on Fedbizopps (http://www.fedbizopps.gov). Point of Contact (POC): Claude Humphrey Contracting Officer 314-894-6656 ext. 65111 claude.humphrey@va.gov

U--VA License Maintenance/Support: NFPA 70E web-based training -LR

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published March 6, 2015  -  Deadline March 11, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 13.106, 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; The provisions and clauses incorporated herein are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-23, effective June 12, 2008. The Department of Veterans Affairs /Employee Education Resource Center, St. Louis, MO proposes to enter into a firm fixed price, competitive commercial. This solicitation is unrestricted and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 541330 and the small business size standard is $15 million. Responses should be sent to Wanakee.Strickland@va.gov and are due by March 11, at 1pm CST. All questions should be submitted by March 9 at 1pmCST PERFORMANCE WORKSTATEMENT 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Self-Guided On-line Course Series - License Maintenance 1. TITLE OF PROJECT: 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Self-Guided On-line Course Series - Current License Renewals/Maintenance. 2. BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration has identified a continuing need for electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers to receive the necessary training needed to protect its personnel by reducing exposure to electrical hazards. This on-line course provides one avenue to get this required training. 3. OBJECTIVE: This procurement will be to maintain the current licenses, providing access and support though the end of 2015 with the option of extending 2 additional years. Upon completion of this course, participants will successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes/abilities needed to: " Explain why a safety program directed at electrical hazards is necessary and beneficial " List the elements of a procedure for establishing an electrically safe work condition. " Identify required elements of a hazard/risk analysis and explain the difference between electrical hazards and risk. " Identify the information needed for shock hazard analysis. " Explain the intent and limitations of PPE prescribed by NFPA 70E. " Identify maintenance requirements for various types of electrical equipment and protective equipment. 4. MANDATORY TASKS AND DELIVERABLES: The Contractor shall perform the mandatory tasks and provide the specific deliverables described below within the performance period stated in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). If, for any reason, any deliverable cannot be delivered on time according to the below schedule, the Contractor shall provide a written explanation to the Program Manager (PM)/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) three days prior to deliverable due date. This written transmittal shall include a firm commitment of when the work shall be completed. This transmittal to the PM/COR shall cite the reasons for the delay and the impact on the overall project. The cost of on-line course must include all course materials and certificates. Task 4.1: Extension/Maintenance of current licenses for up to 1,000 users for NFPA 70E Online Training a. The series consists of six, 1 hour training modules on the 2015 NFPA 70E standard. b. The VHA will have continuing access to this training for up to 1,000 users to access this on-line series. c. Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site. The six courses included in this series are: " Introduction to Electrical Safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E Self-Guided Online Course " Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition Self-Guided Online Course " Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards Self-Guided Online Course " Electrical Hazard Analysis Self-Guided Online Course " Personal Protective Equipment Self-Guided Online Course " Safety-Related Maintenance and Special Equipment Self-Guided Online Course Deliverable 4.1: The course listed below will continue to be delivered per contract. The course consists of 6 course modules and a certificate of completion. At the conclusion of the course participants will be provided with a course evaluation and a certificate of completion by the vendor. Name of Course Date of Course(s) # of Students Cost of Class 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace From date of award through December 31, 2015 with 2 potential Option Years up to 1000 TBD The evaluation results will be shared with the Project Manager(PM) or Learning Consultant (LC) within five days after the course is completed so that questions and concerns may be dealt with in a timely manner. 5. EVALUATED OPTIONAL TASKS AND DELIVERABLES: Not Applicable 6. QUALITY CONTROL: 6.1 CONTRACTOR'S QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM: The Contractor shall develop and maintain an effective internal quality control program to ensure that services performed are in accordance with the PWS. The Contractor shall develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. 6.2 PERFORMANCE MONITORING: The PM/LC will perform 100-percent inspection of the services covered under the contract. The PM/LC will certify receipt of services and/or goods and recommends acceptance of the services/deliverables. This process will be used for approval of payment for the Contractor's invoices and will serve as the mechanism to document that the overall performance of the Contractor has been acceptable for the period of time covered by the invoice. 7. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENT (GFE)/GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION (GFI): The Government will provide the Talent Management System (TMS) that will link to the on-line training course provided by the contractor. 8. PERFORMANCE DETAILS: 8.1 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: This contract period is anticipated to begin on as soon as possible after the contract is signed and end on December 31, 2015 with a potential for 2 additional Option Years. 8.2 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: This course will be available online through the VHA TMS for a total of two years. Contractor shall provide services during normal business hours from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. local time, Monday through Friday, or as otherwise specified. All other work required by the Contractor shall be performed at the Contractor's site. On occasion the Contractor shall be required to attend telephonic planning conference meetings prior to the launch of the on-line training course. 8.3 OBSERVANCE OF GOVERNMENT HOLIDAYS. There are 10 Federal holidays set by law (USC Title 5 Section 6103). Under current definitions, four are set by date: New Year's Day January 1 Independence Day July 4 Veterans Day November 11 Christmas Day December 25 If any of the above falls on a Saturday, then Friday shall be observed as a holiday. Similarly, if one falls on a Sunday, then Monday shall be observed as a holiday. The other six holidays are set by a day of the week and month: Martin Luther King's Birthday Third Monday in January Washington's Birthday Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Labor Day First Monday in September Columbus Day Second Monday in October Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November 8.4. TYPE OF CONTRACT: The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed-Price contract. 8.5. TRAVEL: No travel is anticipated to be needed for this contract. 8.6 CONTRACTOR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Not Applicable 8.7 CONTRACTOR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS - KEY PERSONNEL 8.7.1. KEY PERSONNEL: Certain skilled experienced professional and/or technical personnel are essential for accomplishing the work to be performed. These individuals are defined as "Key Personnel" and are those persons whose resumes are submitted and marked by the vendor as "Key Personnel." Substitutions shall only be accepted if in compliance with "Substitution of Key Personnel" provision identified below. The Contracting Officer may notify the Contractor and request immediate removal of any personnel assigned to any task by the Contractor that are deemed to have a conflict of interest with the government or if the performance is deemed to be unsatisfactory. The reason for removal shall be documented and replacement personnel shall be identified within three business days of the notification. Employment and staffing difficulties shall not be justification for failure to meet established schedules. 8.7.2: SUBSTITUTION OF KEY PERSONNEL: All Contractor requests for approval of substitutions hereunder shall be submitted in writing to the PM/LC and the Contracting Officer at least thirty calendar days in advance of the effective date, whenever possible, and shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitution, a complete resume for the proposed substitute, and any other information requested by the Contracting Officer necessary to approve or disapprove the proposed substitution. New personnel shall not commence work until all necessary security requirements, have been fulfilled and resumes provided and accepted. The PM/LC and the Contracting Officer will evaluate such requests and promptly notify the Contractor of approval or disapproval in writing. 8.7.3: KEY PERSONNEL PROPOSED SHALL HAVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE FOLLOWING: Contractor shall demonstrate knowledge to perform all tasks and deliverables outlined in the PWS. 8.8 CONTRACT POST-AWARD MEETING: The Contractor shall not commence performance on the tasks in this PWS until the CO has conducted a post-award meeting or has advised the Contractor that the post-award meeting has been waived. 9. FORMAL ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF DELIVERABLES: The Government will review each deliverable within 10 business days and provide comments. The Contractor shall have three business days to incorporate the Government's comments and make appropriate revisions. 10. CHANGES TO THE PWS: Any changes to this PWS shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the CO. A copy of each change will be kept in a contract folder, along with all other products of the contract. Costs incurred by the Contractor through the actions of parties other than the CO shall be borne by the Contractor. 11. CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-DISCLOSURE: It is agreed that: a. The preliminary and final deliverables, as well as all associated working papers and other material deemed relevant by VA that have been generated by the Contractor in the performance of this contract, are the exclusive property of the U.S. Government and shall be submitted upon request to the CO at the conclusion of the contract. b. The CO will be the sole authorized official to release, verbally or in writing, any data, draft deliverables, final deliverables, or any other written or printed materials pertaining to this contract. No information shall be released by the Contractor. Any request for information relating to this contract presented to the Contractor shall be submitted to the CO for response. c. Press releases, marketing material, or any other printed or electronic documentation related to this contract shall not be publicized without the written approval of the CO. d. Non-Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The Contractor and Contractor's staff may have access to Government-sensitive information and shall be required to sign non-disclosure and conflict of interest statements. 12. INFORMATION SECURITY: Contractor shall not have access to any government Information Systems. Contractor shall not have access to any sensitive Personnel Information. The contractor will have no access to Privacy Act information other than station and name of participants. 13. GOVERNMENT POINT OF CONTACT: LEARNING CONSULTANT (LC) Kevin Reid, BSOE Learning Consultant Little Rock Employee Education Resource Center 2200 Ft. Roots Drive North Little Rock, AR 72114 Phone 501.257.4207 FAX 501.257.4190 E-mail: kevin.reid2@va.gov

U--Peer Support Certification Training Solicitation is for Not For Profit Organizations Only

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published March 25, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 13.106, 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; the provisions and clauses incorporated herein are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-23, effective June 12, 2008. The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Employee Education Resource Center, St. Louis, MO proposes to enter into a firm fixed price, competitive commercial contract. This solicitation is unrestricted and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 621420 and the small business size standard is $15 million. Responses are due Wednesday April 3, 2015 by 1pm CST. E-mail to Wanakee.Strickland@va.gov. NOTE: Certification training must be with a not-for-profit per PL 110-387, sec 405, p. 23. Performance Work Statement Peer Support Certification Training Mental Health/ Employee Education System (EES) 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this contract is to provide training and certification for non-certified peer support apprentices and peer support technicians. VHA's Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services Section in the Mental Health Services (MHS) have been charged with developing and approving peer support certification training services. The Director of Peer Support Services for the Mental Health Services is responsible for the program of peer support in VA's mental health programs. 2. BACKGROUND. Peer support services were formally initiated in VHA mental health programs in 2006 with funding that enhanced mental health programs with recovery-oriented services, and a Director of Peer Support Services in MHS was hired in 2007. Prior to the passage of Public Law 110-387 in October 2008, peers hired in VHA were not required to be certified to provide peer services. The passage of this law as well as Public Law 111-163 (passed in May 2010) not only required that peer support specialists in VHA be certified by an appropriate peer certification program but also provided authorization for VHA to develop a national contract with a not-for-profit agency to provide training for Veterans to provide peer support services. Peer support services are an essential component of transforming VHA's mental health programs to the recovery model and are required by VHA Handbook 1160.01, Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics. 3. Objectives. The contractor shall provide VA employed peer support apprentices or technicians with training and certification. The training must result in employees being fully prepared to take and pass a certification examination administered by the award vendor. This training must cover the competencies and skills for peer support services in mental health programs as defined by MHS and described in the Specific Tasks and Deliverables Section below. 4. Scope. The Contractor shall provide the required labor and materials to develop and present a peer support specialist training and certification program for VA employees nationwide. Classes will be up to 20 students per class and for up to a total of 7 classes per year. Contractors shall follow the existing quality control plan that contains, at a minimum, a review of all services, a description of the methods used for evaluating the learning experiences, and a description of the records to be kept to document evaluations and any corrective/preventive actions taken in advance of the award of the contract. Services: Peer support certification training, including didactic, experiential, and multimedia modalities, covering the 35 competencies that VHA has designated as required for peer support staff are identified in the Specific Tasks and Deliverables section below. Some competencies marked with an asterisk in the list of mandatory tasks must have an experiential component that includes role playing and provides for demonstration of those skills in order to establish competencies. Training for the competencies that do not require the face-to-face experiential modality may be provided through in-person training or through completion of workbook materials, manuals, or online learning conducted prior to the experiential training. An examination that demonstrates mastery of the peer support competencies and skills must be administered by the contractor in two segments. A performance based segment that demonstrates mastery of the competencies and skills learned in the face-to-face training (those marked below with an asterisk under "Task One") will be administered during the face-to-face training. A second segment of the examination will be administered to measure the competencies and skills that do not require a face-to-face experiential modality after completion of the training or at a later time agreed upon and acceptable to VHA for administration at the student participant's home facility. Peer support staff must pass the examination with a score determined by and agreeable to the vendor and MHS. 5. Specific Tasks and Deliverables. If for any reason, any deliverable cannot be delivered on time according to the below schedule, the contractor shall provide a written explanation three days prior to the due date to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). This written transmittal shall include a firm commitment of when the work shall be completed. This transmittal to the COR shall cite reasons for the delay, and the impact on the overall project. The COR will review collaboratively with the program office and facts and issue a response in accordance with the contract terms and conditions. Unless otherwise specified an electronic copy shall be placed in the designated SharePoint site or other designated site. Specifically, the contractor shall: 5.1 Task One. The contractor shall develop a plan for training to thoroughly cover the following 35 competencies. Competencies that must have an experiential performance based modality of training that includes role-playing or other demonstration of skills, observed and critiqued by the trainer, are marked with an asterisk in the list below. The contractor may include other topics/competencies in the training which they deem appropriate or are required by their state's peer support certification training approval process. Recovery Principles Overview of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Components of Recovery Stages of Recovery Peer Support Role in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Peer Support Principles *Being a role model *Instilling hope *Being an Advocate Principal Duties of Peer Support Staff Cultural Competence *Understanding how roles of ethnicity, race, spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, local community and other sub-cultures may influence recovery. Communications Skills *Effective Listening & Asking Questions Skills *Communication styles (passive/aggressive/assertive), and Verbal and Nonverbal communication *Conflict resolution skills Group Facilitation Skills *Basic Understanding of Group Dynamics and interactions How to Use Support Groups Addressing Stigma *Managing Internalized Stigma *Managing Environmental Stigma Understanding Different Illnesses Major Psychiatric Conditions in DSM IV Addictive Disorders Co-Occurring Disorders Medications and side effects *Trauma informed care: understanding impact of prior trauma on individuals 'coping and resilience skills. Recovery Tools *Using Recovery workbooks and other self-help instruments *Problem solving, using solution focused strategies *Telling your personal recovery story, being mindful of whom you're addressing Self-help Groups Teaching how to manage self-talk and combating negative self-talk Professional Development & Workplace Skills *Ethics *Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships *Working effectively with professionals on an interdisciplinary team Managing Crisis and Emergency Situations Early Warning Signs of Illness' Symptoms Worsening *Crisis Prevention, Using Resources Early *Crisis Interventions *Understanding Suicide Prevention *Challenging situations with veterans who are under the influence of substances, angry, in psychosis or non-verbal state. Personal Safety Issues Deliverable 5.1.1. Provide a written training plan that describes how each competency will be taught (didactic, multi-media presentation, role playing or other experiential form of learning), identifying which of the contractor's teaching materials will be used with reference to page/section and the time spent on each competency. Deliverable 5.1.2: Provide all teaching materials that will be used in the training plan for review, including training manuals, power point presentations, and audio-visual resources. Electronic versions of any of these materials may be sent via e-mail. 5.2 Task Two. The Contractor shall develop an examination that demonstrates mastery of the peer support competencies and skills that will be administered in two segments. A performance based segment that demonstrates mastery of the competencies and skills learned in the face-to-face training (those marked above with an asterisk under "Task One") will be administered during the face-to-face training. A second segment of the examination will be administered to measure the competencies and skills that do not require a face-to-face experiential modality after completion of the training or at a later time agreed upon and acceptable to VHA for administration at the student participant's home facility. Peer support staff must pass the examination with a score determined by and agreeable to the vendor and MHS. The competency that each test item covers is clearly identified on the provided test document or an accompanying document. Deliverable 5.2.1. Copy of proposed test if one is already in use or a plan to develop such a test, which identifies the competencies each test item measures. Deliverable 5.2.2. Copy of validity and reliability report of proposed/existing test. 5.3 Task Three The Contractor shall present training curricula developed above to classes of peer support technicians or peer specialists at times agreed upon by both organizations. The class ratios of students to instructors will be 10:1. Deliverable 5.3.1: Schedule of training classes offered, as needed at St. Louis VA Medical Center training room. 5.4 Task Four: The Contractor shall administer and grade performance based competency assessments during the face-to-face training and a second segment of the examination will be administered to measure the competencies and skills that do not require a face-to-face experiential modality after completion of the training or at a later time agreed upon and acceptable to VHA for administration at the student participant's home facility. Peer support staff must pass the examination with a score determined by and agreeable to the vendor and MHS. Deliverable 5.4.1: Plan of certification testing schedule Deliverable 5.4.2: A written template of letter to inform participants of testing results Deliverable 5.4.3: A written plan for participants who have not passed the exam on the first attempt. 5.5 Task Five: The Contractor shall provide a response to VA staff inquiries about VA peer specialist certification training within one working day of the inquiry. Deliverable 5.5.1: Two templates: One for verbal response for telephone inquiries and an e-mail template for written response to an e-mail inquiry. Deliverable 5.5.2: Telephone/e-mail call and response logs 5.6 Task Six: The Contractor shall provide VA staff who request an application a written application form that contains information necessary to register them for the next training. All forms will be attachable to e-mail messages so that there is maximum flexibility for registering for classes. Application forms will be approved by MHS and EES to approve for privacy issues. Deliverable 5.6.1: A template of the application form. 5.7 Task Seven: The Contractor shall provide VA staff with a template for a letter of acceptance with specific details of for trainings, VA/EES staff will distribute to attendees. Deliverable 5.7.1: A written template of acceptance letter with information for participant. 5.8 Task Eight. The contractor shall develop an individualized training report for each participant describing participant's attendance, punctuality, level of participation, attitude towards learning, acquisition of competencies/skills, score on final competency test, evaluation survey completed by the student expressing satisfaction with the training and recommendations for continued learning to the participant with a copy to the Director of Peer Support Services in MHS. Deliverable 5.8.1. Proposed Template for the Individualized Written Training Report. Deliverable 5.8.2. Proposed satisfaction survey template to be completed by each student who takes the training. To be reviewed and approved by EES evaluation team. Deliverable 5.8.3. Individualized Written Training Report for Each Participant at the Completion of Training 5.9 Task Nine. The contractor shall develop an aggregated annual report summarizing " data of number of student participation by facility " total number of students " percentage passing certification test " content validity and reliability measure, reporting any test item that is answered incorrectly greater than 60 percent of the time by students taking the test the first administration of the test in 2nd quarter " a plan to rewrite or a substitute replacement question for any test item failing to attain the validity and reliability measure, to be approved by the VHA Director of Peer Support Services " percentage completing/dropping out of training " reasons for discontinuance " percentage of students reporting full satisfaction with the certification training Deliverable 5.9.1. Template for Proposed Annual Report Template Deliverable 5.9.2. Template of Report of Content validity and reliability measure for test items. Deliverable 5.9.3 Template of Plan to rewrite or substitute replacement questions for test items which do not meet content validity and reliability measure. Deliverable 5.9.4. Annual Report Deliverable 5.9.5 Evaluation instruments provided by VHA will be administered and completed by the contractor during training. 5.10 Schedule for Mandatory Deliverables. 5.10.1 Table of Base Period Mandatory Deliverables Due Dates REFERENCE DELIVERABLE DUE DATE 5.1.1 Written Training Plan Before contract award 5.1.2 Copies of any training materials used to train for every competency. Before contract award 5.2.1 Copy of Written/Performance Based Exam Identifying which Competencies Each Test Item Covers Before contract award 5.2.2 Copy of Validity and Reliability Report of Proposed/Existing Test Before contract award 5.3.1 Schedule of Training Before contract award 5.4.1 Certification Testing Schedule Before contract award 5.5.1 2 Response Templates for Training Inquiries- one written and one telephone Before contract award 5.5.2 Call and e-mail response log Copies of E-mail inquiries and responses to VA Staff As requested 5.6.1 A Template of Application Form Before contract award 5.7.1 A Written Acceptance Letter Template Before contract award 5.7.2 Acceptance letter to applicants Within 10 working days from date of receipt of application 5.8.1 Individualized Written Training Report Template Before contract award 5.8.2 Proposed Satisfaction Survey Template Before contract award 5.8.3 Individualized Written Training Report Within one work week following individual's completion of training. 5.9.1 Annual Report Template Before contract award 5.9.2 Template of Content validity and reliability measure for test items. Before contract award 5.9.3 Template of plan to rewrite or substitute replacement questions for test items which do not meet content validity and reliability measure. Before contract award 5.9.4 Annual Report November 1. To cover Oct. 1 previous year-Sept. 30 of current year (Federal Fiscal Year) 5.9.5 VHA learning evaluation instruments will be administered by the contractor During training sessions. 6. Period of Performance. The period of performance shall be from date of award for a period of 12 months or until all 7 classes completed with two optional years. Training dates should avoid the following Federal holidays: There is ten (10) Federal holidays set by law (U.S.C. Title 5 Section 6103): Under current definitions, four are set by date: New Year's Day January 1 Independence Day July 4 Veteran's Day November 11 Christmas Day December 25 If any of the above falls on a Saturday, then Friday shall be observed as a holiday. Similarly, if one falls on a Sunday, then Monday shall be observed as a holiday. The other six are set by a day of the week and month: Martin Luther King Day Third Monday in January Washington's Birthday Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Labor Day First Monday in September Columbus Day Second Monday in October Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November 7. Place of Performance. The Contractor shall prepare for the training location in St. Louis, Missouri at the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center training room. 8. Key Personnel. Certain skilled experience professional and/or technical personnel are essential for accomplishing the work to be performed. These individuals are defined as "Key personnel" and are those persons whose resumes were submitted and marked by the vendor as "Key Personnel". "Substitutions shall only be accepted if in compliance with "Substitution of Key Personnel" provision identified below. Name Title Certified Peer Specialist Trainer Training Program Manager/Supervisor The Contracting Officer may notify the Contractor and request immediate removal of any personnel assigned to the task order by the Contractor that are deemed to have a conflict of interest with the government or if the performance is deemed to be unsatisfactory. The reason for removal will be documented and replacement personnel shall be identified within three business days of the notification. Employment and staffing difficulties shall not be justification for failure to meet established schedules. 8.1 Substitution of Key Personnel. All Contractor requests for approval of substitutions hereunder shall be submitted in writing to the COR and the Contracting Officer at least thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the effective date, whenever possible, and shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitution, a complete resume for the proposed substitute, and any other information requested by the Contracting Officer necessary to approve or disapprove the proposed substitution. New personnel shall not commence work until all necessary security requirements, as defined in Section J, have been fulfilled and resumes provided and accepted. The COR and the Contracting Officer will evaluate such requests and promptly notify the Contractor of approval or disapproval in writing. 8.2 The Contractor shall be responsible for managing and overseeing the activities of all Contractor personnel, as well as subcontractor efforts used in performance of this effort. The Contractor's management responsibilities shall include all activities necessary to ensure the Accomplishment of timely and effective support, performed in accordance with the Requirements contained in the statement of work. 8.3 Domain Knowledge. Contractors will be expected to present proof of their knowledge of peer specialist certification training. The peer specialist trainers should have a minimum of 3 years' experience as a practicing peer specialist and 2 years' experience in teaching peer specialist certification training courses. The Peer Specialist Training Program Manager should have a minimum of 3 years' experience as a peer specialist trainer and two years' experience as a peer specialist training program manager. Domain knowledge criteria are specified below: Recovery Principles Overview of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Components of Recovery Stages of Recovery Peer Support Role in PSR Peer Support Principles Being a role model Instilling hope Being an Advocate Principal Duties of Peer Support Staff Cultural Competence Understanding how roles of ethnicity, race, spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, local community and other sub-cultures may influence recovery. Communications Skills Effective Listening & Asking Questions Skills Communication styles (pass/agg/assert.), and Verbal and Nonverbal communication Conflict resolution skills Group Facilitation Skills Basic Understanding of Group Dynamics and interactions How to Use Support Groups Addressing Stigma Managing Internalized Stigma Managing Environmental Stigma Understanding Different Illnesses Major Psychiatric Conditions in DSM IV Addictive Disorders Co-Occurring Disorders Medications and side effects *Trauma informed care: understanding impact of prior trauma on individuals'coping and resilience skills. Using recovery workbooks and other self-help instruments Recovery Tools Problem solving, using solution focused strategies Telling your personal recovery story, being mindful of who you're addressing Self-help Groups Teaching how to manage self-talk and combating negative self-talk Professional Development & Workplace Skills Ethics Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships Working effectively with professionals on an interdisciplinary team Managing Crisis and Emergency Situations Early Warning Signs of Illness' Symptoms Worsening Crisis Prevention, Using Resources Early Crisis Interventions Understanding Suicide Prevention Challenging situations with veterans who are under the influence of substances, angry, in psychosis or non-verbal state. Personal Safety Issues Contractor Personnel Requirements. Personnel proposed shall have an in depth knowledge of: " Knowledge of all the domains listed above; " Specific knowledge of Military and Veteran Cultures; " Expert knowledge of Peer Support Specialist Skills and Competencies; " Expert knowledge of Supervision and Management of Peer Support Certification Trainers. 9. Training Coordination Meeting. The Contracting officer may hold a face to face post award meeting for the contractor and trainers to attend with MHS Peer Support staff and Employee Education Staff. This will occur soon after contract is awarded to discuss details and answer questions. This contracting offer may valve this requirement or hold the meeting virtually. 10. Type of Contract. A firm fixed price contract is anticipated for this requirement. 11. Changes to the PWS. Any changes to this PWS shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the Contracting Officer. A copy of each change will be kept in a project folder along with all other products of the project. Costs incurred by the contractor through the actions of parties other than the Contracting Officer shall be borne by the contractor. 12. Government and Contractor Responsibilities. a. The PM will provide the contractor with copies of documents that the VA is required to provide. b. The contractor shall request other VA documentation deemed pertinent to the work accomplishment directly from the COR. The contractor is expected to use common knowledge and resourcefulness in securing all other reference materials, standard industry publications, and related materials that are pertinent to the work. The contractor shall maintain frequent communications with the Program Office and the COR to conduct work in progress reviews. Progress reports shall be delivered electronically to the COR and Program Manager, with an electronic courtesy copy to the Contracting Office. 13. Security Requirements The C&A requirements do not apply, and a Security Accreditation Package is not required. Table of QASP for Peer Support Certification Training Contract Task/Deliverable Method of Surveillance Performance Indicator Standard Acceptable Quality Level Training plan Direct observation Contains all required competencies Must include all competencies outlined in the PWS 100% Draft Training Materials Direct Observation Curriculum contains lessons for each competency Must contain lessons for all competencies 90% Final Training Materials Direct Observation Curriculum contains lessons for each competency; free of grammatical and spelling errors Must contain lessons for all competencies 100% Call and E-Mail Response Logs Direct Observation Logs give dates, times of inquiries and when responded to, to requests for information about certification training. Must respond to inquiries within one working day of requests. 90% Participant Satisfaction Survey Training is evaluated by peer technicians/specialists who take the training Level of Satisfaction indicated by survey No substantiated complaints found 90% Individualized Training Reports Direct Observation Reports contain: participant's -attendance, -punctuality, -level of participation, -attitude towards learning, -acquisition of competencies/skills, -score on final competency test, -evaluation statement completed by the student expressing satisfaction with the training and -recommendations for continued learning Full report must be completed for each individual taking the certification training within one week of completion of the training. 100% Annual Aggregated Training Report Direct Observation Report contains -number of students participating by facility -total number of students - percentage passing certification test -content validity and reliability measure, reporting any test item that is answered incorrectly greater than 60 percent of the time by first group of students taking the test -a plan to rewrite or a substitute replacement question for any test item failing to attain the validity and reliability measure, to be approved by the VHA Director of Peer Support Services -percentage completing/dropping out -reasons for discontinuance -percentage of students reporting full satisfaction with the certification training Full report must be completed containing all of the elements and received by Director of Peer Support Services with a copy to the COR no later than November 1st to cover the previous fiscal year (Oct 1, previous year to September 30th, current year) 100% VHA learning evaluation instruments will be administered by the contractor Direct Surveillance Each training event will have a VHA instrument to be used by contractor Each training event is evaluated 95% of attendees will complete evaluation instruments
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