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Support for Postsecondary Education Data Collection

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published March 2, 2015
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The US Department of Education is issuing this presolicitation notice.

National Reporting System for Adult Education

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published June 19, 2015
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This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice to alert GSA MOBIS Schedule 874-1 contractors of the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) upcoming release of a Request for Quotes (RFQ). We anticipate releasing the RFQ on or about July 1, 2015. The anticipated contract will support the Department’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) National Reporting System (NRS). The NRS is the accountability system for the Title II adult education program. It includes an on-line tool through which States report enrollment, demographic, and performance outcome data related to their adult education programs. A new NRS accountability system required by the Workforce Improvement Act (WIA) of 1998 and the recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016. From July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, the current NRS accountability system under WIA will remain in place. Because this project will take place during the transition from WIA to WIOA accountability systems, it requires familiarity with both systems. The tasks associated with the current project are intended to support OCTAE’s responsibilities to manage the current NRS accountability system and to roll-out and manage the new NRS system required by WIOA. Tasks 2 and 3, which require the contractor to provide technical assistance to States and local service providers, are of critical importance. Task 2 will support OCTAE’s responsibilities under section 242(b)(1) of WIOA to provide technical assistance to help States meet the requirements of the new accountability system. Task 3 will support OCTAE’s responsibilities under Section 242(b)(2) to provide technical assistance to help local educational service providers (described in statute as “eligible providers”) use the NRS and data systems for program improvement. Both tasks will also support OCTAE’s current accountability responsibilities under WIA, which will remain in place during the transition period. For additional information regarding the requirement please consult the vendor outreach materials associated with this procurement that are currently provided on www.FBO.gov.

Improving Career and Technical Education

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published September 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 19, 2015
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Awardee(s): 1. Manhattan Strategy Group DUNS: 1759677731 708 Third Ave, NY, NY, 10017 ED-VAE-15-D-0006 Task Order 0001 total amount: $2,219,826.98 CLIN: 0001-0002 2. Center for Occupational Research & Development DUNS: 013260252 P.O. Box 21689, Waco, TX, 76702 ED-VAE-15-D-0007 Task Order 0001 total amount: $845,628.60 CLIN: 0001-0002 3. Research Triangle Institute DUNS: 004868105 P.O. Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709 ED-VAE-15-D-0008 Task Order 0001 total amount: $377,353.00 CLIN: 0001-0002 Task Orders were issued on a best value basis, and/or to satisfy the contract minimum guarantee, in accordance with FAR 16.505 (b)(2)(i)(D).

Advancing Equity in Career and Technical Education

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published September 24, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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Education Data Technical Assistance Support Services

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published September 13, 2016
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The purpose of this notice is to notify industry of the award made to Applied Engineering Management. The base period of performance is for 10 months (February 23, 2017 - December 22, 2017) with four option periods. The total contract value is $24,809,523.38, if all options and optional tasks are exercised. a. Option Period 1 spans 12 months and has a period of performance of December 23, 2017 through December 22, 2018.b. Option Period 2 spans 12 months and has a period of performance of December 23, 2018 through December 22, 2019.c. Option Period 3 spans 12 months and has a period of performance of December 23, 2019 through December 22, 2020.d. Option Period 4 spans 12 months and has a period of performance of December 23, 2020 through December 22, 2021. The contract will provide technical assistance around developing longitudinal data systems, develop best practices, and use an information technology platform to support the delivery of technical assistance services.

Department of Education Logistical and Administrative Support Services for Grant Competition Peer Reviews

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published April 1, 2015
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The Department is hereby issuing the presolicitation notice. Please see attachments for full details.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - 2016 Phase I - ED-IES-16-R-0003

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published November 20, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I solicitation on or about December 7, 2015. The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Department research and development needs, increase the commercial potential of Department supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. Phase I is to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit of ideas submitted under the SBIR program. The proposal should concentrate on Research/Research & Development (R/R&D) that will establish the feasibility of the technological approach, a prerequisite for further ED support in Phase II. Awards are for periods up to 6-months in amounts up to $150,000. Firms with strong R/R&D capabilities in education technology in the priority areas listed are encouraged to participate. The 2016 priority areas consist of either: 1. Education Technology Products used by students or teachers (or other instructional personnel) in authentic education settings; or 2. Education Technology Products for use by infants, toddlers, or students with or at risk for disabilities, or teachers (or other personnel, related services providers, or family members) in authentic early intervention or special education settings. Products must fall in one of these two priority areas (not both). This notice is not a request for proposal.

2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Fast Track

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published November 14, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Fast Track solicitation on or about December 1, 2014. The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Department research and development needs, increase the commercial potential of Department-supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. This solicitation is for offerors who are submitting an SBIR Fast Track proposal (Phase I and Phase II combined into one proposal). Phase I is to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit of ideas submitted under the SBIR program. The proposal should concentrate on Research/Research & Development (R/R&D) that will establish the feasibility of the technological approach, a prerequisite for further Department support in Phase II. Awards are for periods up to 6-months in amounts up to $150,000. Phase II proposals expand on and develop Phase I project results. It requires a more comprehensive plan, outlining the effort in detail including the commercial potential. Phase II awards are for periods up to 2-years in amounts up to $900,000. Firms with strong R/R&D capabilities in education technology in the priority areas listed are encouraged to participate. The 2015 priority areas consist of either: 1. Education Technology Products Used by Students or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel) in Authentic Education Settings; or 2. Education Technology Products Used by Infants, Toddlers, or Students With or At Risk for Disabilities, or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel, Related Services Providers, or Family Members) in Early Intervention or Special Education Settings. Products must fall in one of these two priority areas (not both). This notice is not a request for proposal.

Migrant Interstate Coordination Website

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published February 19, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), anticipates the release of the subject solicitation by March 3, 2015. It is determined that these services are commercial as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101. The procurement will be competed in accordance with FAR Part 15 (Contracting by Negotiation). The objective of this requirement is to improve interstate and intrastate coordination practices across Migrant Education Programs (MEP) at the state as well as the local level. The acquisition reflects a Firm Fixed-Price Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) for a 12-month base year with four 12-month option years. The Performance Work Statement (PWS) requires the support of a contractor to perform the design, operations and sustainment of the coordination website. There shall be content integration of existing coordination materials, high-quality creations to enhance coordination and optional tasks for subject matter experts. The contractor shall also support the States' efforts to improve the interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant education programs and projects by way of an effective website and IT support, and in doing so, also improve the effectiveness of the MEP in meeting the needs of migrant children, particularly children who are the most mobile. A non-profit entity will not need to have submitted a capability statement in order to submit a proposal for the solicitation. A draft copy of the PWS is attached. This is a draft document and the Department reserves the right to make edits to this document prior to solicitation. Place of Performance - n/a Set Aside - Non-profit entities only

K Street Parking

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published June 2, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education awarded this requirement to Atlantic Services Group, Inc., as registered in SAM {CAGE Code 1EAU4]. The contract was awarded for one (1) 12-month base period and two (2) 12-month option periods to: Atlantic Services Group, Inc. 2131 K Street, NW, #200 Washington, DC 20037-1809

Parking at Kansas City, Missouri

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published August 4, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department), Office of Management (OM), Transportation Services Division has a parking requirement for seventy-four (74) regular, non-stacked spaces and one (1) handicapped non-stacked space within one (1) block of 1010 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri, for the Office of Communication and Outreach (OCO), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Federal Student Aid (FSA) employees who work in the building.

76--Publications (Books)

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published September 25, 2015
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Publications (Books): Leadership, Enhancing the Experience, 8th Edition, for Navy education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC), Pensacola, FL

Data Collection and Grant Monitoring for State Educational Agency and Charter School Management Organization Grantees

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published September 28, 2015
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Custom Plaques for National Blue Ribbon Schools

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published August 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation for commercial services is being conducted in conjunction with FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89-1. The NAICS Code is 323111, Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books), and the size standard is 500 employees. The U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors exemplary public and private schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Each year an Award Ceremony is held in their honor. Custom plaques are required to recognize the awardees. This is a Request for Quotation for information on custom plaque production. The firm selected to receive an offer from the Department is required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and to maintain active registration during the life of the contract. SAM can be accessed at https://www.sam.gov. Firms shall include their DUNS number in their quote. If the firm does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. The firm selected for an offer from the Department will need to provide Offeror Representations and Certifications prior to any award. Requirement ITEM: Plaques 12X15 Rosewood finish frame with custom foil art medallion 5" x 5 1/2" round, satin brass plate personalized 6" x 4" with inscription matted on blue suede. Each plaque must have packaging and mailing labels so that items can be mailed to awardees. DESCRIPTION: Mating should be dark blue; medallion is clear plastic with gold inscription. Personalized plate is gold with black inscription. (See Attached) QTY = 355 ea, shipped to address below, zip code 20202. Each plaque must be individually labeled and boxed with foam to ensure they will not be damaged during moving and shipping. It is imperative that the plaques be completed and boxed in full alphabetical order prior to shipping to the Department of Education on or before October 24, 2016. Upon receipt and final review, should corrections or changes be needed, the company must be able to provide corrected items within two days of notification from Department Staff; these items must be shipped within a two day window to ensure inclusion for final shipping to the venue on or before Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Damages include but are not limited to (correcting spelling errors, damage to frame, or plaque or color correction, etc.). Note: Actual totals for the order may increase or decrease, the number above is an estimate, the vendor is requested to provide firm fixed pricing for plaque production, shipping, corrections, etc.). All items are to be shipped to below address: Robin Dixon- JeffersonU.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, RM 5E109Washington, DC 20202 Quote Instructions - Organization and Content of the Quote The quote must contain all information necessary to determine that the organization can meet the technical requirements, including delivery dates.  Photos, links to plaque catalogs, etc. shall be provided.  The Price Quote must include a firm-fixed price quote for custom plaques that meet the exact requirements identified above, including production of 355 custom plaques, with packaging, and shipping costs, etc. Basis for Award Award will be made on a best value basis considering the following factors: 1. Technical Quality of offered plaques2. PriceAll quotes received will be evaluated and fairly considered. After reviewing all initial quotes, at the Department's discretion, prior to award and to determine the best value quote, the highest rated firm(s) may be requested to provide an actual sample of a plaque that matches the requirements stated in the RFQ. Sample plaques, if requested, shall be delivered to: Robin Dixon- JeffersonU.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, RM 5E109Washington, DC 20202 Terms and Conditions The following FAR and EDAR provisions and clauses apply to the RFQ and any resulting purchase order. 1. 52.252.-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): Education Department Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) provisions can be reviewed at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-4660.pdf. Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions and clauses can be reviewed at:http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html 2. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 3. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (JUN 2016)Under 52.212-5, the Contracting Officer has indicated the following clauses as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).X (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).X (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).X (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014)X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 4. FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 5. EDAR 3452.224-70 Release of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (MAY 2011) 6. EDAR 3452.237-71 Observance of Administrative Closures (MAY 2011) 7. EDAR 3452.242-73 Accessibility of Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars to Persons with Disabilities (MAY 2011) 9. 306-1a Invoice Submission (A) Payments shall be rendered in accordance with the payments clause(s) of the incorporated contract clause section and with those otherwise specified rated or fixed price amounts. (B) The contractor shall submit invoices electronically as an attachment to a message to (EMAIL ADDRESS TBD AT AWARD). The subject area of the message shall contain the invoice number, contract number, and contract specialist's name. The electronic copy of the invoice shall be in a format that is supported by Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word or Excel), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). ** Invoice shall include the name of the conference/project as well as the date of the meeting/project. Clarification Questions and Quote Submission Please email questions regarding these requirements to Gary Weaver at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov on or before 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 29, 2016. All quotes must be received by 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time on September 2, 2016. Written quotes shall be delivered by e-mail to Gary Weaver, Contracting Officer, at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov. 

Partners in Progress Video Series

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published June 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 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, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation for commercial services is being conducted in conjunction with FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation OCO-EMS2015-00VS is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. The NAICS Code is 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production, and small business size standard is $32.5M. The firm selected to receive an offer from the Department is required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and to maintain active registration during the life of the purchase order. SAM can be accessed at https://www.sam.gov. Firms shall include their DUNS number in their quote. If the firm does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. The firm selected for an offer from the Department will need to provide Offeror Representations and Certifications prior to any award. PURPOSE/BACKGROUND The U.S. Department of Education has a requirement for the production of up to (6) short videos, 3 - 4 minutes in length, aimed at teachers and the public. The Department intends to award a contract with a period of performance of up to 1 year with the first 2 videos due by September 2015 and with the option to purchase up to 4 additional videos by the end of the 1 year contract period. The intention of the videos is to build on and to complement a series of four existing videos, recently completed, that feature four schools, teachers, principals and students who talked about the impact the Department's initiatives have had on them. The videos shall provide information on, and encourage support for, the Department's initiatives and focus on the impact they are having in classrooms all over the country. The videos will mirror the style and tone of the series, and continue to be thoughtful and in documentary style, and will feature interviews with real teachers, principals, students and their families. The Department has already invested considerable time and funds in developing the video treatment, and we are currently in the process of securing the right teachers, principals and students for the next video, which will be filmed in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Secretary Duncan will also have a part. ED wants to build on the existing creative ideas that have been developed so that we can use similar creative concepts for the additional videos, resulting in the same look and feel. Basically ED wants to maintain the consistency of style and approach throughout the video series. The Department has supported states in their efforts to raise standards for student learning, to improve supports and evaluation for teachers, and to champion technology and data on student progress. The Department has also developed funds and initiatives to support the needs of low-income and vulnerable students, and supported bold new thinking at the state and district levels about how to serve all students better. The videos will feature these and other efforts that have helped to drive and sustain exciting progress for students and teachers in communities throughout the country. The primary audience will be America's teachers, showing their voices from the field. The viewers will see via interviews with real teachers and educators how they are making a difference for students and the passion they have for their jobs. QUOTE INSTRUCTIONS Quoters shall submit a brief narrative that addresses how the contractor plans to meet the requirements stated herein, including how they are prepared to maintain a consistency of style and tone throughout the series (see link below to existing videos in series), as well as the personnel proposed and three references for past projects. Quotes shall provide two to three sample videos via an online link and shall simply identify the lead personnel and the role played. Offers shall include a firm-fixed-price (FFP) quote to meet the requirement to produce up to six vidoes, 3-4 minutes in length, similar in style to the existing videos in the series. The price quote should include a FFP for the first 2 videos as well as pricing for up to 4 additional videos. The first video will only have local Washington, D.C. travel and quotes shall account for this. Should subsequent videos require travel outside of the immediate D.C. area, a Not to Exceed (NTE) contract line item for travel will be used. EVALUATION CRITERIA The Government will make an award resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quotes conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Evaluation factors other than price, when combined, are more important than price; but offeror's should nonetheless, submit competitive prices. The Government will not, however, make an award at a significantly higher cost to gain slightly superior technical features. Technical quality will be evaluated based on: 1. Demonstrated Experience Producing videos for specialized audiences and production of videos for, or familiarity with, social issues. Quotes shall include sample videos via an online link (preferred) or DVDs of projects similar in scope, style, tone, size and complexity to ones in the existing series, and performed in the past three years, including references (client name, contact name and phone/email only). Demonstration of past experience in developing videos for groups or government projects in the public interest should be clearly observable. 2. Demonstrated understanding in the brief narrative of the Partners in Progress initiative and how the firm intends to complement, and maintain the look and feel of the existing series. 3. Key Personnel: Quotes shall provide information on the key personnel who will be involved in this project. Include a brief overview of their similar projects, experience, and other qualifications. REQUIREMENTS Department staff looks forward to a creative conversation with the individual or firm selected to create the video. The top-line aim of the video is to highlight the impact of Department-driven initiatives as they affect and support teachers, in part by emphasizing the powerful role teachers play in changing their own classroom and the effect they have on student success. The videos may also feature a few brief remarks from either a Department official and possibly from a local school official or school leader about what the new flexibilities offer the schools. The closing will rely on a narrator, graphics or interview clips, driving home the point that the changes the Department is making today are critical for student success in the future. The Secretary of Education may appear as well. A voice-over narration may not be required because informational cards may be used with the video footage, music and interviews to convey the story. The Department will be able to help identify the educators who would be willing to be on camera to tell their story. The Department will also help to identify the geographic location for shooting the video; will help to identify educators willing to be on camera and discuss the type of teacher who would be best to highlight. The contractor shall be able to view the past videos on the Department's website or on YouTube. The timeline would be to complete the videos by the end of the September year 2015. Other parameters include: • The project would include concept management, production, and editing and rendering the final video in a format for posting on ED's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/usedgov. • All videos and graphics must be 508 compliant. Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. A transcript shall be provided for the video. The transcript shall be high quality and free of typos and errors and the transcript file shall be provided in Microsoft Word. • Work to commence within 3 days of the award and in accordance with the Deputy Assistant Secretary's schedule, with the final products completed no laterSeptember, 2015. Vendor shall designate a Project Manager possessing the requisite experience for completion of all tasks. • Vendor shall budget for a kick-off meeting with ED staff, at ED. • Vendor shall work with ED to understand the creative concept ED has in mind and to offer an approach that is creatively and financially efficient. • The video will contain a closing sequence with ED attribution graphics (our seal, etc.) • The vendor shall produce a rough cut of the creative treatment that is discussed for the Department to review and 2 to 3 rounds of comments prior to delivery of the final video product. • Rough cut versions of each video shall be digitally uploaded to an on-line site or DVDs provided to ED for subsequent review and comment by Department staff. • A final version of the video shall be digitally posted to the contractor's website for subsequent download and uploading, hosting and maintenance on ED's YouTube channel on or within 2 days of final approval by the Government. • For permanent archival purposes, the contractor shall provide ED with a master DVD of the video as well as a hard drive (w/original video footage) . Proposed Schedule of Work and Specific Tasks for Partners in Progress Video a. Kickoff Meeting Within 3 days after award and with coordination of the DAS schedule, the Contractor shall schedule and meet with the Government in person to discuss the project and any outstanding questions. b. Creation and Submission of Video Storyline and Treatment Ideas The Contractor shall utilize the concepts and discussions from the kickoff meeting, to further develop two video treatment ideas that will be presented to the Department within 1 week of kick-off meeting. Within two days after receiving the treatments, the Department will choose the one to proceed with. This may require an additional in-person meeting. c. Provision of Prototype Video Content The videos of approximately 3 - 4 minutes shall be produced in final form no later than the end ofSeptember, 2015. An established schedule shall be determined when the creative concepts have been accepted during consultation with the contractor. Regularly established video or teleconference meetings may be established between the Contractor and the Government representative(s) to facilitate discussion of the progress of the video. Within 3 days after receiving the first draft video, the Government will provide feedback regarding the conceptual design and any required alterations. The contractor shall implement the required modifications and submit a second draft for Government approval. A second round of review will be done by the Government within 4 days. After receiving the second round of revisions from the Government, the contractor shall produce the final version within the timeframe that will meet the original deadline. The delivery of the video shall be uploaded to a site designated by the Contractor prior to any necessary rounds of review. d. Production and Delivery of Final Video Upon receiving prototype video approval from the Government, the Contractor shall, after incorporating the Government's requested changes, create and deliver the final video. The Contractor shall ensure the video meets the minimum requirements specified by the Government's webmaster. The government will be able to clarify specific requirements if necessary. The following sample videos are provided so quoters can see what we have in mind. Note that the Department requires videos that are 3 - 4 minutes in length for this project. Videos in the series can be seen at http://www2.ed.gov/progress/index.html. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES The following FAR and Education Department Acquisition Regulations (EDAR) provisions and clauses shall apply to any resulting contract. FAR clauses are can be viewed at https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar. Education Department Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) provisions can be reviewed at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-4660.pdf. 1. 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2015) 2. 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) 3. 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) Under 52.212-5, the Contracting Officer has indicated the following clauses as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). X (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). X (25) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). X (28) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (30) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). X (31) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). X (33) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). X (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). X (46) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). X (52) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 4. FAR 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) 5. EDAR 3452.224-70 Release of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (May 2011) 6. EDAR 3452.237-71 Observance of Administrative Closures (May 2011) 7. EDAR 3452.242-73 Accessibility of Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars to Persons with Disabilities (May 2011) 8. Invoice Submission - (A) Payments shall be rendered in accordance with the payments clause(s) of the incorporated contract clause section and with those otherwise specified rated or fixed price amounts. (B) The contractor shall submit invoices electronically as an attachment to a message to Gary.Weaver@ed.gov. The subject area of the message shall contain the contract number (TBD) and invoice number. The electronic copy of the invoice shall be in a format that is supported by Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word or Excel), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). (End of Clause) QUOTE DUE DATE Please submit clarification questions to Gary.Weaver@ed.gov by June 9, 2015. Quotes are due by 2:00pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 11, 2015 via email to Gary.Weaver@ed.gov.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference Support

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published December 16, 2014  -  Deadline January 5, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and the complete RFQ uploaded as an attachment to this notice. The solicitation for commercial services is being conducted in conjunction with FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation HBCU-EMS2015-0001 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. The NAICS Code is 721110, Hotels (Not Casino) and Motels, and small business size standard is $32.5M. The hotel selected to receive an offer from the Department is required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and to maintain active registration during the life of the purchase order. SAM can be accessed at https://www.sam.gov. Hotels shall include their DUNS number in their quote. If the hotel does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. The hotel selected for an offer from the Department will need to provide Offeror Representations and Certifications prior to any award. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has a requirement to obtain meeting space and hotel guest room accommodations for a conference hosted by The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in September 2015. The preferred dates are September 22-24, 2015. The Government does not intend to execute any contract other than with the facility or venue proposed to hold the event and provide accommodations. Any quote from a source other than the hotel or lodging venue itself must include written evidence that the quoter is currently authorized to submit binding quotes on behalf of the venue whose accommodations and/or facility are being offered. Evidence shall include a signed agreement between the vendor and the quoter. Quotes that fail to provide such evidence shall be deemed technically unacceptable and will not be considered for award. Any quote which requires the Government to make an offer that renders a hotel or facility provider as a third party, or for lodging/hotel accommodations that cannot be provided at quoter's facility, shall be deemed technically unacceptable and will not be considered for award. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Maryland National Harbor, Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Washington, DC area large hotels within 45 miles of downtown DC (400 or more sleeping rooms plus meeting space that can accommodate 800 in rounds). The lodging and conference rooms must be at the same general location. CLARIFICATION QUESTIONS: Submit all clarification questions concerning this solicitation in writing via E-Mail to Jermaine Sullivan at jermaine.sullivan@ed.gov and Gary Weaver at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov. ED will accept clarification questions until 2:00 p.m. EST Friday, December 19, 2014. After this date ED does not guarantee that a response will be given. QUOTE DUE DATE: Quotes are due by Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Please email quotes to Jermaine Sullivan at jermaine.sullivan@ed.gov and Gary Weaver at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov. Please hold space or give the Department first right of refusal for a minimum of 10 days after submissions of a quote. A decision will be made on or about January 15, 2015. PLEASE SEE THE COMPLETE RFQ UPLOADED AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT FOR COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS, BASIS FOR AWARD, AND COMPLETE QUOTE INSTRUCTIONS.

Family Advocacy Program Educator/Coordinator

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ECC | Published May 25, 2016  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice. The Regional Contracting Office for the 414th CSB in Vicenza, Italy will use the responses to this notice to determine potential responsible vendors capable of providing the services described herein. This announcement should not be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government to issue a solicitation or to ultimately award a contract or purchase order in the future.  PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:This service will be executed at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy at Caserma Ederle. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:The Contractor shall serve as a Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Parent-Child Educator, Emergency Placement Care (EPC) Coordinator and Special Program Coordinator through Army Community Service (ACS). The contractor shall work with ACS personnel, who in turn monitor the coordinator. The coordinator shall serve as an educator, administrator, marketer, and coordinator for parent/child educational classes and family advocacy programs in support of the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) - Vicenza community. Contractor shall perform services from 0800 to 1700 Monday through Friday with exception for directed United States and Italian holidays. The Army Family Advocacy Program is directed by Army Regulation 608-18. TYPE OF CONTRACT:The U.S. Government will award a Firm Fixed Price Type Contract. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract for one (1) base year and two (2) option years. SUBMITTAL INFORMATION:It is requested that interested contractors submit to the contracting office a brief capabilities package demonstrating the ability to perform the services listed above. In order to deem the contractor's responsibility, such package shall include the following documentation: 1. SAM Registration. In order to register on SAM website (https://www.sam.gov), contractors must have a DUNS number (obtainable on http://dbitaly.dnb.com) and a NATO code (obtainable on www.dlis.dla.mil/forms/form_AC135.asp). Before any award, the successful offeror (contractor), MUST be currently registered in the SAM database. 2. The Contractor shall: • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Education or related field • Be fluent in the English language• Agree to an annual background check• Possess interviewing skills• Have experience in conducting home studies • Have the ability to develop and implement domestic violence prevention programs • Have teaching and training skills • Have experience in FAP Special Programs, to include EPC • Possess knowledge of the FAP as it relates to programs and services in the prevention of child and spousal abuse • Have experience living and/or working in the military environment• Have the ability to provide crisis intervention• Possess the ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing • Have the ability to use up-to-date computer software and automation systems • Minimum of two-year's experience in family services, and one (1) year in family violence. The capability statement package must be sent by email to Ms. Ainslie Benoit, Contract Specialist, at ainslie.b.benoit.civ@mail.mil. Submissions of interest must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET) on 2 June 2016. All submissions shall be in English. Questions or comments regarding this notice must be addressed to Ms. Ainslie Benoit at ainslie.b.benoit.civ@mail.mil no later than 5:00 p.m. CET 6 June 2016.

Graphic and Infographic Support

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published December 3, 2014  -  Deadline December 11, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation for commercial services is being conducted in conjunction with FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation OCO-EMS2015-0001 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. The NAICS Code is 541430, Graphic Design Services, and small business size standard is $7.5M. The firm selected to receive an offer from the Department is required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and to maintain active registration during the life of the purchase order. SAM can be accessed at https://www.sam.gov. Firms shall include their DUNS number in their quote. If the firm does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. The firm selected for an offer from the Department will need to provide Offeror Representations and Certifications prior to any award. Requirement: The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) has a requirement for graphic support, mainly entailing quick turn-around, daily or weekly infographic projects that will be able to deliver emotional power, and get the audience to understand data and information in an easily digestible and clear form. The infographics shall offer compelling data and unique designs that leave an impression and magnify the information delivered through social media platforms. The infographic shall help the audience learn something and/or challenge them to think about the information in a new way. Specifically, the contractor shall be able to deliver the following: • Icons • Infographics • Banners for social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr) • Logos In addition, information provided to the government by the prospective contractor should also address whether or not the contractor can deliver the following services, which are not required but which the Department has an interest in using, as well as the impact on any resulting contract, i.e., additional Labor Categories needed, higher labor rate(s) required, subcontractor needs, etc.: • Video infographics (10 seconds - 5 minutes) • Microsite layout design • Landing page layout design • Email layout • Power Point presentations or slides. The projects shall offer compelling data and unique designs that magnify information and explain data and shall need to be delivered under extremely tight deadlines. The Department contemplates issuing a Time & Materials or Labor-hour (T&M/LH) contract/purchase order. A contract ceiling amount will be established at the time of award. Infographic design for social media entails responding to trending issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible, and involves ever-changing operational requirements. It is not possible to determine how many projects will be required or how long individual projects will take. Due to this uncertainty, a T&M/LH contract is needed. The purchase order period of performance will not exceed one year. The graphic designer or company that is selected shall be able to give OCO deliverables under extremely tight deadlines, ranging from as little as one hour notice to be delivered within an hour to one day notice with a few hours or an overnight deadline. There may also be longer term projects, as needed. The work required under this purchase order will be driven by ‘trending' information and influenced by daily events. Projects will be driven by the news cycle, data-driven reports and responses to what's trending in the education arena, which are difficult to predict. As a result, ED does not know what the required information/updates to the Department's social media presence may be at the time of award. In addition, the success of any project will be based upon the publics' subjective reaction to and understanding of the visual presentation. ED anticipates individual tasks taking anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, a whole day or possibly longer term projects that require a few weeks. At the time of the assignment, ED may be able to estimate the amount of time it thinks will be required for the individual project. Assignments will be made by a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and, on occassion, other OCO staff. Prior to the start of each significant task/assignment the contractor may be required to submit a cost estimate and brief project plan, to include description of the work to be performed, resources assigned (name, labor rate, hours), schedule/deliverables, and milestones (start date, completion date). Project significance will be determined by the scope, schedule, and cost of the subtask. Urgent and quick-hit (‘few minute') projects described above will be handled verbally between the Department and the contractor. The contractor shall apply widely-accepted "best practices" of project management and technical oversight to all work conducted under this purchase order to monitor and control project progress, cost, and resources in relation to planned graphic tasks. The contractor's monthly invoice shall include burn-rate information and describe work-in-progress and funding status against the established contract ceiling for the T&M/LH contract. The contractor shall provide all personnel, labor, equipment, materials, supplies, supervision, staff, training, and other items and services necessary to perform the requirement. The contractor shall be responsible for performing the requirements in the contractor's facility and, on occasion, at Department headquarters in Washington, DC. Quotation Requirements: The quote must contain all information necessary to determine that the individual or organization can meet the technical requirements. The quote shall include a brief capabilities/experience section which demonstrates understanding of, and the capability to meet, the requirements, short list of client or organization references, and a detailed cost quote including labor categories, labor rates, any materials costs, etc. Quotes shall include links to samples of completed graphic projects. Quotes shall have a list of staff that will be doing the work and their experience, if it will involve more than one person. Evaluation Criteria: The Department will negotiate with the contractor providing the quote determined to offer the best value based on the following: 1) contractor approach to meeting the work requirements described, including managing a T&M/LH type contract; 2) labor rates; 3) experience and quality of individual or personnel; and 4) the demonstrated ability to deliver goods and services under tight deadlines. Technical quality will be evaluated based on demonstrated expertise in designing graphic materials to magnify information/messaging and aesthetic appeal of samples. Quoters that can meet all of the requirements, including the desired but not required services (Video infographics, Microsite layout design, Landing page layout design, Email layout, Power Point presentations or slides) will receive greater consideration for an offer. However, the Contracting officer shall determine whether any difference in technical evaluation is worth any differences in price. The Department will consider award to other than the lowest price quote or other than the highest technically rated quote. Provisions and Clauses: The following FAR and EDAR provisions and clauses apply to the RFQ and any resulting purchase order. 1. 52.252.-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): Education Department Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) provisions can be reviewed at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-4660.pdf. Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions and clauses can be reviewed at: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html 2. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items Alternate I (T&M Contract) (MAY 2014) 3. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (OCT 2014) Under 52.212-5, the Contracting Officer has indicated the following clauses as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). X (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). X (25) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). X (28) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (30) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). X (31) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). X (33) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). X (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). X (46) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). X (52) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 4. FAR 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. 5. EDAR 3452.224-70 Release of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (MAY 2011) 6. EDAR 3452.237-71 Observance of Administrative Closures (MAY 2011) 7. EDAR 3452.242-73 Accessibility of Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars to Persons with Disabilities (MAY 2011) 8. 301-10 PROVISION FOR PRICING AND PAYMENT (ALTERNATE I) (AUGUST 1985) The contract ceiling amount of this contract is $TBD at Award. Payment of that amount shall be made in accordance with the incorporated General Provision entitled "Payments" or "Payments under time-and-materials or labor-hour contract," whichever is applicable, and with any other supplementary payment scheme which may be otherwise negotiated and specified. 9. 306-1a INVOICE AND CONTRACT FINANCING REQUESTS SUBMISSION (ALTERNATE I) (JAN 2007) (A) Payments shall be rendered in accordance with the payments clause(s) of the incorporated contract clause section and with those otherwise specified rated or fixed price amounts. (B) The contractor shall submit invoices electronically as an attachment to a message to (EMAIL ADDRESS TBD AT AWARD). The subject area of the message shall contain the invoice number, contract number, and contract specialist's name. The electronic copy of the invoice shall be in a format that is supported by Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word or Excel), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). ** Invoice shall include the name of the conference/project as well as the date of the meeting/project. CLOSING DATE FOR QUOTATIONS: Please email questions regarding these requirements to Gary Weaver at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov on or before 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 8, 2014. All quotes must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on December 11, 2014. Quotes will be accepted by e-mail sent to Gary Weaver at Gary.Weaver@ed.gov and must be received by the closing date. Late quotations will not be considered.

ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
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THE INTENT OF THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS BAA CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2017 THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHIC AREAS: ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD, CALVERT COUNTY, MD AND CHARLES COUNTY, MD, AS ACCESS TO NAWCAD LABORATORIES WILL BE REQUIRED. 1. INTRODUCTIONThe Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes in order to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) that will support research in the areas of Natural Science, Humanities, and Mathematics. The purpose is to improve U.S. Naval capability, respond to current critical needs, and to develop broad options for countering adversarial technologies. To support this mission, the white paper must provide solutions that will enable future capability and/or enhance current readiness. NAWCAD's technical challenges are broad and inherently multidisciplinary in nature. The scientific and technological core capabilities being developed at NAWCAD include but are not limited to air vehicles, power & propulsion, avionics, human systems, weapons & energetics, warfare analysis, research & intelligence, simulation & modeling, and test & evaluation.2. BACKGROUND The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to establish an agreement between NAWCAD and universities, colleges, or other educational research institutes to conduct basic and applied research in support of Naval Aviation. Agreement holders may work on a broad range of research projects in close cooperation with NAWCAD subject matter experts (SMEs). These collaborative agreements will enhance the overall ability to execute advanced research projects. The work performed shall be in direct support of NAWCAD. Activities shall include but are not limited to: • Conducting research in current and emerging technologies. NAWCAD's technical interest spans the continuum from science to product.• Teaming with academia and DOD agencies to find the most appropriate solution to current and future warfighter requirements.• Promoting technology transfer using NAWCAD's facilities including operational aircraft test beds.• Providing technical assistance and training associated with different types, models, and series of aircrafts.• Providing SMEs in specific areas of aviation expertise.• Providing research and development for projects in the areas of planning, design, development, construction, and training of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.• Conducting short courses and seminars to address unique topics and issues in research and development as determined by NAWCAD SMEs for current and future aircrafts.• Providing and participating in internships and sabbaticals for professors and students.3. AREAS OF INTEREST NAWCAD has spent considerable time identifying and defining critical areas of research referred to as the core capabilities within the departments of Research & Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Logistics. Specific areas of research addressed by this BAA include but are not limited to the following areas: Systems Engineering - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: systems safety engineering, air platform development and integration, system of systems architectures, aviation/ship integration, combat survivability, reliability and maintainability engineering, anti-tamper engineering, electromagnetic environmental effects engineering, and manufacturing. Cost Analysis - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: cost modeling, cost estimating, database development and management, and the development of cost, schedule, and technical algorithms and tools. Air Vehicles - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, aero-mechanics & flight controls, structural mechanics, life management of airframes, material science, airframe materials, corrosion prevention & control, thermal management, fire & ice protection, subsystem function, design, integration and maintainability (mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and landing gear), and fuel containment/aerial refueling. Power and Propulsion (P&P) - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, fuel systems, controls and diagnostics, air-breathing engines, fuels and lubricants, electric power generation, auxiliary power, low observable signature technologies, propulsion life management, and mechanical systems. Avionics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: flight information systems, electronic warfare systems, radio frequency engineering, signal processing, electro-optic engineering, acoustic engineering, software development & quality assurance, mission computer technology, target recognition and communication networks. Human Systems - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: cockpit controls and displays, ergonomics, anthropomorphic measurement, human performance assessment & modeling, flight gear, protective equipment, survival equipment, chemical-biological gear, fire suppression, virtual environments, and human factor engineering (social, behavioral, cultural) and reliability. Weapons and Energetics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environment sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications. Support Equipment - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environmental sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications. Warfare Analysis - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: operational suitability, maritime effectiveness, aircraft concepts, weapons concepts, decision analysis, vulnerability, and capability based assessment. Research and Intelligence - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: image and signal processing, unmanned systems, optics research & fabrication and chemical detection. Test and Evaluation Engineering - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: telemetry, communications, data links & data acquisition, mission system testing, target engineering, airborne threat simulation, integrated battle-space simulation & test, hardware-in-the-loop testing, flight instrumentation, ground radar analysis, test article configuration, navigation and identification. Simulation and Modeling - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: weapon training systems, parallel computing, virtual environments, tactical decision-making, training technologies, verification, and validation. Logistics and Industrial Operations - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: maintenance planning, logistics planning, integration of maintenance and logistics support elements, projection of workload, planning and implementation of modifications, and the design of readiness improvement. 4. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION Proposal submissions shall follow a two-phased approach. The first phase shall consist of submission of a technical white paper, discussed below. Phase II, submission of full proposals, is by invitation only. No further Request for Information (RFI), solicitation, or other announcement of this opportunity will be made. White papers may be submitted at any time up to the closing date of the BAA. Offerors may submit white papers within one or more of the areas of interest listed in previous paragraphs. 4.1 PHASE I - PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS Offerors shall submit a technical white paper, not to exceed five pages. The white paper shall address one or more of the areas identified above. White papers will be evaluated quarterly. All proprietary portions of the white paper shall be clearly identified and will be treated with the strictest confidence. The white paper shall include: • The need for the proposed research, interactions, joint research, sabbaticals, etc.;• how Naval Aviation / the Warfighter will benefit (including commercial applications if applicable);• technology challenges that must be overcome;• brief description of the technical approach and facilities involved;• annual cost estimate if applicable; and• anticipated sharing arrangement between the Government and submitting organization (facilities, equipment, people, etc.). Submission of a proposal shall constitute consent to disclose proprietary information to all Government source selection participants. The cover sheet for the white paper shall identify: 1. BAA Number;2. University, College, or Educational Research Institute Name;3. Other Team Members and type of business for each;4. Technical Points of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) at the University, College, or Educational Research Institute;5. Administrative Point of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) University, College, or Educational Research Institute; and6. One paragraph that summarizes the relationship of the proposal to the BAA. Overview of the Proposed Work / Interactions shall include: • A summary of proposed concepts;• an estimated timeframe for completion of project;• a brief description of the facilities involved;• a brief resume of the principle investigator(s);• a rough order of cost magnitude; and,• the anticipated sharing arrangement (if applicable). Phase I White papers shall be submitted electronically. Phase I white papers submitted in response to this announcement will be reviewed by NAWCAD's Science and Technology community. Only Offerors' who's Phase I - White Papers that are of interest to the Government and considered capable of meeting Program requirements will be requested to submit a Phase II - Full Proposal. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE AGREEMENT HOLDERS:Current registration in the DoD's System for Award Management (SAM) database is a prerequisite for receiving an award resulting from this BAA. For more information, please contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220 or go to the SAM website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398) required Contractors to submit invoices electronically, and the Department of Defense (DoD) to process electronically, requests for payment under DoD contracts. Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is a web-based application that allows DoD Vendors to submit and track their invoices, receipts, and acceptance documents electronically. Offerors shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF. For more information, please contact the WAWF Help Desk at 1-800-756-4571, and select option 6 or go on-line to the WAWF Information website at: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/info.html4.2 PHASE II - FULL PROPOSAL 4.2.1 General Information Request and/or submission of a full proposal does not constitute an agreement and does not guarantee award selection. Offerors will not be reimbursed for bid and proposal costs. Proposals shall be submitted with an original signature of an authorizing official to rebecca.wathen@navy.mil and jeffrey.s.boyce@navy.mil. Proposal submission is not restricted in any way to any particular entity. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to participate. The NAICS Code for this BAA is 541712. Submit Phase II Full Proposals electronically in two (2) volumes: Volume I Technical and Volume II Cost. (1) VOLUME I - TECHNICAL PROPOSALS shall not exceed thirty (30) pages and shall include the following three sections: 1) Section 1 - Executive Summary: Provide a brief technical and business summary of the contents of the proposal. The technical summary shall address the proposal's technical goals, approach, interactions, and expected results. The business summary shall address business and/or commercial applications of the proposal technology. 2) Section 2 - Technical Issues: Provide a detailed narrative of the proposed technical approach, objectives, staffing, and resources relating to the development of the proposed technology for military and commercial (if applicable) use. Additionally, the following areas shall be addressed: • Discuss specifically the technical objectives of this proposed effort;• Provide a Statement of Work (SOW) that discusses the specific tasks to be accomplished, tied to the specific approach, and goals of the project;• Provide resumes for Principle Investigator(s) and other key research personnel;• Describe the current and planned facilities and equipment to accomplish the research objectives; and• Provide a narrative of your past performance on similar efforts including initial office set-up. The Statement of Work shall not be marked as proprietary as the SOW will be utilized in the resultant agreement/order. 3) Section 3 - Business Issues: Discuss the business issues relating to the commercial applications of the proposed development and its impact on the market and detail benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD), if applicable. (2) VOLUME II - COST/FUNDING PROPOSAL. Cost/funding proposals are not restricted in length and have no specific page layout requirements, but should address funding by periods of performance. Formal work breakdown structures (WBS) and certified cost or pricing data are neither required nor desired. However, NAWCAD reserves the right to request this information. Organize the Cost/Funding proposals to include four (4) sections in the following order: Section 1 - Total Project Cost: Provide a summary spreadsheet (sample of recommended format will be provided) outlining the total cost by project, including labor, material, and travel for each project proposed and a total cost for the entire proposal. In addition, provide a detailed breakdown of costs of the project. Costs shall be broken down for each task appearing in the Statement of Work (SOW) and shall include all of the proposed costs to the Government and cost shared by the offeror. Present the following information for each phase of the effort: • Total cost of the particular project phase;• Total offeror cost share;• Funding requested from the Government; and• Elements of cost (labor, direct materials, travel, other direct costs, equipment, software, patents, royalties, indirect costs, escalation, and cost of money). Sufficient information shall be provided in supporting documents to allow the Government to evaluate the reasonableness of these proposed costs, including salaries, overhead, equipment purchases, fair market rental value of leased items, and the method used for making such valuations. Documents shall include the most recent ONR Rate Negotiation Agreement and/or DCAA Forward Pricing Rate Agreements, payroll verification, three years of historical actual indirect rates, and invoices or quotes for material purchases. Profit shall not be proposed in accordance with DODGARS 34.18 "Fee and Profit." Section 2 - Cost Sharing and In-Kind Contributions: This section shall include: (i) the sources of cash and amounts to be used for matching requirements; (ii) the specific in-kind contributions proposed, their value in monetary terms, and the methods by which their values were derived; and (iii) evidence of the existence of adequate cash or commitments to provide sufficient cash in the future. Affirmative, signed statements are required from outside sources of cash. Provide sufficient information regarding the sources of the offeror's cost share so that a determination may be made by the Government regarding the availability, timeliness, and control of these resources. For example: How will the funds and resources be applied to advance the progress of the proposed effort? What is the role of any proposed in-kind contribution? Section 3 - Cost to the Government: This section shall specify the total costs proposed to be borne by the Government and any technical or other assistance including equipment, facilities, and personnel of Federal laboratories, if any, required to support these activities. The cost to the Government should be that portion of the proposed effort, which is not covered, by the contractor's portion of the cost share. The costs incurred and work performed by any DoD or national laboratory "partnering" with the offeror under the proposal shall normally be considered costs of the Government and not costs of the offeror for purposes of the cost-sharing requirement. Present sufficient information regarding the resources to be provided by the Government so that an evaluation of their availability, timeliness, and control may be made. Section 4 - Off-Budget Supporting Resources: This section shall show cash or in-kind resources which will support the proposed activity but which are not intended to be included in the total project cost. Items in this category do not count as cost share or as Federal funds, which must be matched. Examples of items to place in this category include commitments of cash or in-kind resources from other Federal sources, such as national laboratories, and projections of fee-based income where there is substantial uncertainty about the level which will actually be collected and where the income is not needed to meet cost-share requirements. 5. EVALUATION CRITERIA The Government will evaluate proposals responsive to any or all of the areas of interest discussed herein. Proposals will not be evaluated against each other. 5.1 EVALUATION CRITERIA The primary evaluation criteria are: a) Scientific and technical merits of the proposed research to include, (1) the degree to which the proposed research and development objectives support the targeted technical topic and (2) validity of the technical basis for the approach offered.b) The offeror's capabilities, related experience, past performance on similar efforts, research investigators/personnel, facilities, location, techniques, or unique combination of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives.c) The realism and reasonableness of cost, including proposed cost sharing.6. AWARDS NAWCAD intends to award Cooperative Agreements, however, NAWCAD will consider various types of acquisition vehicles including but not limited to traditional FAR/DFARS type contracts or other non-procurement agreements. NAWCAD is planning to make one or more awards within the overall objectives stated in this BAA. All awards will be based on the individual merit of the proposal. The Government reserves the right to select all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement. Any awards are subject to the availability of appropriations. There is no commitment by the Navy to be responsible for any monies expended by the offeror before award of a contract/agreement. For awards made as contracts, the socio-economic merits of each proposal will be evaluated based on the commitment to provide meaningful subcontracting opportunities with small business programs. These efforts shall be conducted primarily at the agreement holder's site but NAWCAD facilities may also be available and/or used depending on project needs. Access and use of NAWCAD facilities will require security clearances and US citizenship. NOTE: Typically, research findings result in the need for additional services/supplies, which are not possible to anticipate or project. Modifications to the agreement may be executed to satisfy these requirements; thereby providing for flexibility in technology assessment (with technology transition the ultimate goal). In the event that this is required, it shall be considered to be within the scope of this BAA and the resulting agreement, and therefore will have met the requirements of the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS). Contracting Office Address: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division47060 Liljencrantz Road, Building 433Patuxent River, MD 20670United States Place of Performance: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft DivisionPatuxent River, Maryland United States Primary Points of Contact: Jeffrey BoycePhone: 301-757-0015Jeffrey.S.Boyce@Navy.Mil Rebecca WathenPhone: 301-757-0013Rebecca.Wathen@Navy.Mil    

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.