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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) - 2018 Phase I

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published November 16, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I solicitation on or about December 7, 2017. 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 Department support in Phase II. Awards are for periods up to 8-months in amounts up to $200,000. Firms with strong R/R&D capabilities in education technology in the priority areas listed are encouraged to participate. The 2018 priority areas consist of either: 1. R/R&D of education technology products used by students or teachers (or other instructional personnel) in authentic education settings; or2. R/R&D of education technology products for use by infants, toddlers, or students with or at risk for disabilities, or teachers (or other instructional personnel, related services providers, or family members) in authentic early intervention or special education settings; or 3. R/R&D of education technology products for use by school administrators in authentic education settings or in early intervention or special education settings. Products must fall in one of these three priority areas (not all). This notice is not a request for proposals.

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.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - 2018 Phase II

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management | Published November 16, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program - Phase II solicitation on or about December 7, 2017.The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting the Department research/research and development (R/R&D) needs, increase the commercial potential of the Department-supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. The Department invites eligible small business firms who received a 2017 Phase I award from the Department's SBIR program to submit a 2018 Phase II proposal under this program solicitation. This solicitation is for proposals to fully develop an education technology product for use by: • Students or teachers (or other instructional personnel) in authentic education settings; or• 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; or• Education technology products used by school administrators in authentic education settings or in early intervention or special education settings. Products must fall in one of these three priority areas (not all).Phase II is to expand on the results of and to further pursue the development of Phase I projects. Phase II is the principal R/R&D effort. It requires a more comprehensive plan that outlines the effort in detail and describes the commercial potential of the product or tool. Awards are for periods up to two (2) years in amounts up to $900,000.This notice is not a request for proposals.

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.