U - Educational Consultant Svc
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published August 18, 2016 - Deadline August 25, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A16PS01206 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-58. Total Small Business $15.0 Set Aside NAICS Code: 611710.
Educational Consultant Service Contract Scope of Work
Nenahnezad Community School is in need of Educational Consultant Services to provide Professional Development, on-site coaching, technical assistance, and leadership development. The consultant will provide 20 days of onsite visits from the date of award to June 30, 2017. Trainings will guide the school through implementation of the State Standards for Mathematics and Literacy; provide professional development to focus on the goals of the Navajo District Plan, such as ELL strategies, student engagement, lesson planning, curriculum mapping, and effective assessment strategies. To accomplish these goals they will make classroom observations with feedback, provide coaching for teachers, instructional coaches and the principal, facilitate lesson planning, planning for the three Tiers of instruction and data analysis sessions. In addition the consultant will monitor teacher implementation of Common Core instruction, provide customized support to increase outcomes for students, and provide data that teachers can use with their professional portfolios and the EPAP process. Finally the consultant will debrief with teachers and the principal to develop next steps, and provide detailed reports to principal and coach.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: from Date of Award to June 30, 2016
QUOTE LINE ITEMS: (Please provide a breakdown of total cost) :
Services 20 days x $ _____ Per day = $ ______________
Travel 20 days x $0.54 x ________ per mileage = $ ________________
All Applicable Taxes $ _______________
Total for services= $ _________________
SECTION D Performance evaluation will be performed at the end of each school year. The evaluation will be completed at the school by the government representative. This form is the only performance evaluation that will be accepted by the Contracting Officer. The evaluator's signature shall be legible and printed on the form. If the government representative will complete a performance evaluation prior to last day of work, for work the performed under this contract. The government representative will review the performance evaluation with the Contractor, record Contractor comments, and obtain Contractor signature acknowledge in completion of the evaluation. The government evaluator will then give a copy of the evaluation form(s) to the Contractor at the school and submit a copy to the Contracting Officer.
SECTION M FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors:
COST Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capability Factor III - Past Performance
M. 1 Contract Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting the technically acceptability standards. The Government intends to select the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offers may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of the proposals (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information or to resolve minor or clerical errors).
M.2 Evaluation The Government will conduct a lowest price technically acceptable source selection as required under FAR 15.101-2. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Each Factor will be rated either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable". All Factors must be "Acceptable" in order to be determined as technically acceptable. A proposal with any factors that are rated as "Unacceptable" will not be considered.
M.3 Evaluation Factors Factor I - Technical Capability Factor II - Management Capabilities/Key Personnel Qualification Factor III - Past Performance
FACTOR I - Technical Capability quote for a Consultant Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following: a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW. b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW. c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW. d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW.
FACTOR II - Management Capabilities for a Consultant Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description: a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project. b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path. c) Submit a resume along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel.
FACTOR III - Past Performance for a Consultant Services, will work with student, in accordance with the Statement of Work.
Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction".
FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS: Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation.
The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment.
Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made.
Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation.
Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation.
If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award.
If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children.
Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable.
CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name of Equal; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.216-02, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies; FAR 52.22-41, Service Contract Act 1965; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70, Indian Preference; 1452.226-71, Indian Preference Program; 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer. Service Contract Act does apply.
Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, August 25, 2016, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Quotes submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382.
All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.