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Z -- Demolition of the existing/Replacement of New High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) Generator

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 12, 2007  -  Deadline July 30, 2007
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The National Institute of Health, Contracting Office proposes to enter into a Firm-Fixed-Price contract. The location of the construction site is: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the Research Triangle Park (RTP). RTP, a science and technology hub was created by the state of North Carolina between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Statement of Work: The contractor shall provide all services necessary for a turnkey project in accordance with the Contract construction documents and specifications. The contractor is to reference existing design drawings and specifications. The construction documents shall include, but not be limited to, all information necessary for: 1. The demolition of the existing HTHW Generator Nos. 1 and 2 and all associated firing controls and coal handling and ash conveying equipment (e.g., stoker, vacuum system, silo, etc.). 2. The installation of one (1) new 40 MBTUH HTHW generator, including associated equipment (e.g., pumps, central control and monitoring, etc.), piping, electrical, etc., and all revisions (e.g., structural) necessary to accommodate their installation. 3. All construction sequencing and phasing necessary to maintain continued operation of the HTHW system. At no time during the ensuing construction project shall the HTHW system be without two operationally ready HTHW generators. 4. All commissioning, testing, operator training, and project documentation. 5. All information for contractor access and temporary facilities. All proposals will be evaluated for Technical Approach, Past Performance and Price. Award will be made to the offeror whom the Government determines capable to accomplish the necessary work in the manner most advantageous to the Government on a best value baisi. Solicitation will be issued on or about 27 June 2007, with a closing date of 30 July 2007. A FORMAL SITE VISIT will be conducted. Specifications will be available on t he Federal Business Opportunities (Fed Biz Ops) Web Page at www.fbo.gov . Hard copies will not be available. This procurement is 100% small business set-aside under NAICS Code of 236210 with a size standard of $31.0 Million

B -- A study to focus on competition in the railroad industry to review and analyze various proposals that might enhance competition

Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Tranportation (OST) Procurement Operations | Published August 13, 2007  -  Deadline August 28, 2007
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-17. The purpose of this combined synopsis/solicitation is to acquire an independent study of railroads to respond to a GAO report and to implement GAOs recommendation. The STB intends to retain a contractor that will provide a team of qualified analysts to assess competition in the U.S. railroad industry. The Government will be available to provide, upon request, technical assistance to the Contractor, but the Contractor will be expected to fully staff and manage the project. A Fixed Price contract is contemplated for this requirement. SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECS/WORK STATEMENT - Report to the U.S. STB on Competition and Related Issues in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry C.1.0 Introduction - In October 2006, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its latest report on the U.S. railroad industry. GAO found that the industry health has improved, but it expressed concerns over competition and captivity in the railroad industry. GAO recommended that the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) conduct a rigorous analysis of the state of competition in the U.S. railroad industry and consider actions to address problems associated with potential abuses of market power. In this statement of work the STB seeks to implement GAOs recommendation. The study will focus on competition in the railroad industry and will review and analyze various proposals that might enhance competition. As part of the analysis, the study will explore the interaction between capacity and competition in the railroad industry. The study also will examine the railroad industrys privately owned capital infrastructure expenditures relative to its overall earnings and how such expenditures compare with such outlays in other capital intensive industries. NOTE: The Contractor is to compare the capital requirements of the railroad industry with other industries. Collection of this information should be considered background information needed to put the railroad industry structure, conduct, and performance into a proper perspective. The STB is soliciting proposals for an independent and quality technical analysis from a team of highly skilled researchers. While STB staff will be available to provide technical assistance as specified herein, the STB and its staff will not otherwise be involved in conducting the study or in the formulation of the conclusions and/or recommendations of the report. The STB will make available its Carload Waybill Sample (a very rich data source which we have collected for more than 20 years). The Board also collects and will provide (as needed) detailed operating and financial statistics on the Class I carriers. More broadly, the contractor can rely on the expertise of STB staff for general background information and to assist the contractor to the best of their ability, provided that such assistance does not compromise the independence of the final report. C.2.0 Background In the years following the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, the U.S. railroad industry vastly improved its productivity, profitability, and performance. Rail transportation rates, in both real and nominal terms, declined steadily while freight volumes steadily increased. In the last few years, however, capacity constraints have emerged in key corridors and rates have in some cases increased sharply. The Government believes that changes in railroad rates should reflect the operations of a competitive marketplace and not an abuse of market power. The STB believes that capacity and competition are inherently linked and is concerned that the railroads may not be capable of generating the capital resources to provide sufficient capacity to adequately serve the public based on widely available forecasts. This concern led us to initiate Ex Parte 671, Rail Capacity and Infrastructure Requirements. The record developed in that proceeding has strengthened our belief that there is a direct link between railroad capacity and service levels. A goal of this study is to examine the relationship between known capacity requirements and the railroads ability to meet those needs. C.3.0 Scope The STB intends to retain a contractor that will provide a team of qualified analysts to assess competition in the U.S. railroad industry. The Government will be available to provide, upon request, technical assistance to the Contractor, but the Contractor will be expected to fully staff and manage the project. C.4.0 Technical Requirements The Contracting Officer (CO) will issue the contract for the required report. The designated Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will provide technical assistance as needed. The Contractor is responsible for management and quality control actions to meet the terms of the contract. The role of the government is quality assurance to ensure contract standards are achieved. In this contract the quality control program is the driver for product quality. The contractor is required to develop a comprehensive program of inspections and monitoring actions. The first major step to ensuring a self-correcting contract is to ensure that the quality control program approved at the beginning of the contract provides the measures needed to lead the contractor to success. Once the quality control program is approved, careful application of the process and standards presented in the remainder of this document will ensure a robust quality assurance program. C.4.1 Tasks The Contractor shall perform the following: 4.1.1 Task 1 - Orientation and Kickoff Meeting The purpose of this task is to provide the Contractor team with an adequate knowledge and understanding of the study goals and the regulatory system administered by the Government. 4.1.1.1. Kick-off Meeting - The project will be initiated with a one-day kick-off meeting to be held in Washington, DC at a location to be provided at time of award. The Contractor project manager (PM) and necessary technical experts will attend this meeting. The Government will assist the Contractor in identifying the key sources of data on the railroad industry and review the findings reported in the GAO study. The Government will provide the Contractor with an overview of the statutory obligations and, in particular, the Government need to balance the competing interests delineated in the National Railroad Transportation Policy (49 U.S.C. 10101). The Contractor will provide an overview of its company Quality Control Program for this type of work. 4.1.2 Task 2 - Qualitative Research The purpose of this task is to conduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with shippers, railroad managers, academic experts, consultants, financial analysts, and key Government staff. In particular, attention is to be focused on the importance of competition, capacity, and regulatory policy as drivers of the industry's performance. In conducting these interviews, the Contractor shall include in its inquiries topics not limited to: (1) competition in the U.S. railroad industry both nationally and in selected geographic markets to be identified; (2) competition for grain, coal, chemical, general merchandise (boxcar) and intermodal movements; and (3) the effects of competition and capacity availability on service quality. NOTE: Geographic markets have not been selected. The Government will work with the vendor to identify representative markets for analysis. 4.1.3 Task 3 - Develop a Methodology to Verify Results Obtained in Task 2 Armed with the results obtained from Task 2, the Contractor will develop an appropriate analytical methodology to verify the results of its qualitative research. This methodology must employ techniques from industrial organization and econometrics best suited to verifying the information obtained in Task 2. The Contractor will report the details of its proposed methodological approach to the STB prior to proceeding with the verification process. The Contractor should highlight how the proposed approach is similar to or different from previous studies of competition in the U.S. railroad industry. The Contractor will explain why the methodological approach it has chosen will provide new insight into the state of railroad competition. Before the Contractor commences work on Tasks 4 and 5, the Government will provide appropriate technical comments on the methodological approach proposed by the Contractor. 4.1.4 Task 4 - Analyze Competition in the Railroad Industry Incorporating the information obtained in Task 2, and relying on the methodology chosen in Task 3, the Contractor will collect and analyze the data needed to complete the competition assessment. Should the Contractor require specific information from the railroads that is not publicly available, the Government will assist the Contractor in collecting that data pursuant to its statutory authority at 49 U.S.C. 721 (b). 4.1.5 Task 5 - Analyze Capacity and Service Quality in the Railroad Industry The Contractor will examine how competition and capacity constraints influence the quality of service provided by rail carriers. 4.1.6 Task 6 - Analyze Range of Policy Actions The Contractor will evaluate how the policy reforms suggested by GAO would affect the future financial health and stability of U.S. railroads and whether such proposals would stimulate or discourage private investments in the railroad industry. 4.1.6 Task 7 - Prepare a Final Report The Contractor will prepare its final report by November 1, 2008. The contractor will be responsible for printing the report and producing an electronic/CD-Rom/disc production of the final report. The report shall be consistent with the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual, located on-line at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/stylemanual/browse.html. C.4.2 Staffing The value of the services to be provided to STB by the Contractor will depend heavily on the qualifications and experience of the Project Manager (PM) as well as the qualifications of the members of the PM team of experts. To avoid and preclude any appearance of a conflict of interest, the PM nor the Key Personnel (as defined at 4.2.2) will be subject to a conflicts screening. The PM and Key Personnel must demonstrate that do not have an interest that would bias the results of the study. 4.2.1 Project Manager The PM should possess the skills and experience needed to manage interdisciplinary teams of the type required for projects of this magnitude and complexity. The PM should also have substantial experience in the preparation of competition assessments. 4.2.2 Key Personnel Key personnel are considered essential to the successful performance of this contract. The Contractor shall obtain and maintain current resumes of those identified for each position or function listed below that will be assigned for this project. Project Manager, Senior Qualitative/Marketing Researcher, Senior Economist, Senior Econometrician/Statistician The identified key personnel shall not be reassigned or removed without the written consent of the Contracting Officer unless the identified key personnel become unavailable. At such time, the contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer, in writing, within the first day of the unavailability and provide a written justification (including proposed substitutions) in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the impact on the performance and quality of the contract. All proposed replacement personnel shall submit to the Contracting Officer a current resume to support that the replacement is comparable to the personnel being replaced. The Government may amend the key personnel list. 4.2.3 Other Personnel The Contractor shall hire only competent personnel to be used in the performance of this contract. By competent, the STB means individuals with the skills, education, and experience needed to complete this report. C.4.3 Travel with the $35,000 ceiling amount is envisioned to support Task 1 and Task 2. It is not limited to those categories and could conceivably support the later tasks as well by approving travel requests that support the vendor's ability to complete the research and report. It is expected that much of the qualitative research can be done in Washington, D.C., where many of the key stakeholders have a presence or can be expected to visit on a regular basis. It is also possible that portions of the qualitative research can be done through phone interviews, surveys, etc., which may also minimize travel time. - END OF WORK STATEMENT QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM (QCP) The Contractor shall establish and maintain a complete Quality Control Program to assure that the requirements of the contract are met as specified. One copy of the Contractor's proposed initial Quality Control Plan shall be provided at the Kickoff meeting as stated in Section C. The Contractor may be required to submit additional plans, as mutually agreed to by both parties. The Government will review each plan to insure the successful completion of the project. The Government must approve each plan within 15 calendar days after receipt. The QCP shall include, but not be limited to: 1. An inspection system covering the scanning and indexing services as stated in the contract. A checklist shall be used in inspecting contract performance during regularly scheduled or unscheduled inspections. 2. The name(s) of the individual(s) who will perform the inspection. 3. A system for identifying and correcting deficiencies in the quality of services before the level of performance becomes unacceptable and/or the Government inspectors point out the deficiencies. 4. A file of all inspections conducted by the Contractor and any corrective actions taken. This documentation shall be made available to the Government during the term of the contract. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Additional instructions are Each proposal is presumed to represent the submitter's best efforts in responding to the Request for Proposal (RFP). Proposals are due on August 28, 2007 by 12:00 noon. The offeror shall transmit a softcopy of their Technical and Cost proposals via electronic mail to Clementine.caudle-wr@dot.gov by 12:00 noon August 28, 2007. The electronic softcopy submission must be 100% complete. Partial electronic deliveries will not be accepted. Each file must be saved as either an Adobe Acrobat PDF File, or Word format. Resolving difficulties in transmitting the softcopy of the complete proposals are not the responsibility of the Government. All proposals and associated materials submitted with the proposals become the property of the Federal Government unless specified. Offerors should be succinct and to the point with their responses and limit the size of their Technical Approach response to no more than 20 double-sided pages; that is to say, 20 pieces of paper or 20 sheets of paper with information on both sides. The 20 double-sided pages/sheet of paper of the technical proposal DO NOT include, specifically the quality assurance plan, past performance information, resumes, or subcontracting plans. All main text responses must be in 12-point, Times Roman or Courier font. Paragraph and section headings, labels, captions, headers, footers, etc. may use larger or smaller fonts as appropriate. Diagrams, charts, tables, pictures and other effects are welcome, and even preferred in some cases, if they appropriately provide necessary information to respond to the solicitation and can be accommodated within the page limit. For HARD COPY submission: NO singled-sided technical proposals are acceptable, each offeror must submit five (5) complete and bound sets of their proposal, including the technical and cost proposal, must be on standard 8-1/2 X 11 inches, 20 or 24 lb paper. CAUTION: The Technical Approach shall not exceed 20 double-sided sheets of 8.5"X11" paper. The pages that are and are not subjected to the page limitation. Offerors must include the necessary information to evaluate the proposal, but are not to include privacy information (e.g. Social Security Number, Home Address, Home and Cell Phone numbers, etc.), on any proposed staff member. All privacy data must be removed from all submitted resumes. All questions shall be sent via electronic mail to Clementine.caudle-wr@dot.gov and no later than 12 noon, Thursday, August 16, 2007. Responses to the questions will be provided through Amendment to the RFP and posted on FOB by COB on Friday, August 17, 2007. There is no guarantee that late questions will be addressed. The Offeror proposal shall be subject to the following: (a) Proposal shall include DOT request for proposal (RFP) #: DTOS59-07-R-00020 as a subject (b) Proposals must be valid for 30 calendar days after submission. (c) Failure to comply with the above instructions may result in proposal being determined as non-responsive. CAUTION: Because of increased security in federal buildings, please contact the Contracting Officer at (202) 366-4968 or (202) 366-4964, at minimum one day before arrival at the federal building so that the Contracting Officer may position herself to receive the proposal. FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation Commercial Items in addition to the addendum, the evaluation procedures include the following Technical Evaluation Criteria: Factor 1: Technical Approach to the Performance Work Statement Contractor must demonstrate that it is qualified by demonstrating its corporate capabilities and emphasizing experience relevant to the work statement must provide a staffing plan for personnel, must provide a planned approach to the performance work statement, and must provide a comprehensive quality assurance plan detailing the techniques it will employ in its qualitative, quantitative and report-writing phases. Factor 2: Key Personnel preference will be given to firms that offer personnel with sufficient economic experience and with experience in preparing similarly complex reports. Contractor must identify key individuals by name and position, submit a resume for each key individual that identifies successful past performance of similar work performed. Factor 3: Past Performance will include three past performance references to support company past performance activities of work similar to that which is described in this work state. Past performance of the company is in addition to Factor 2 at number 3. Key Personnel must also identify their work experience on similar projects. The Project Manager (PM) shall have at least three (3) years of project management expertise in the transportation industry on at least three projects similar in scope to the project requirements outlined in the scope of work for this fixed price contract. BASIS FOR AWARD The Government will award one fixed price task order as a result of this Request for Proposal. The award will be made to the responsive and responsible offeror whose proposal is determined to be the most advantageous to the Government considering price and responsiveness to Section C-Performance Work Statement. The award will be made to the responsible offeror whose proposal is the most advantageous to the Government considering price and responsiveness to the performance work statement. The Government reserves the right to make award without discussions. The Government also reserves the right not to make any award as a result of this solicitation. Offerors are instructed to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, with its offer. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding any addenda to the clause. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (June 2007), applies to this acquisition and identifies the following applicable FAR clauses cited in the clause (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553); (2) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)); 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer?Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332); 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a); 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended (July 2005) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.); 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (June 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-39, Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees (Dec 2004) (E.O. 13201); 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended (July 2005), flow down required for all subcontracts subject to the Service Contract Act of 1965 (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). PROPOSALS are due on August 28, 2007 at 12:00 noon local time. Contact Clementine Caudle-Wright, (202) 366-4968 for information regarding the solicitation. NOTE: Please review and apply any amendments to this combined solicitation when preparing your proposals.

66--Downhole Camera and accessories

Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining | Published August 22, 2007  -  Deadline September 1, 2007
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The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is pursuing the acquisition of a borehole video camera to support site investigations in the Western United States on active and abandoned coal minng projects. The camera will be used to: 1. Evaluate the integrity of aging wells 2. Idenfity the characteristics of underground mine voids 3. Identify areas of bio-fouling 4. Identify the presence of gas bubbles 5. Identify lithologic changes in open wells and mine voids 6. Identify fractrures in open wells and mine voids 7. Identify changes in water color and clarity, and staining 8. Identify obstructions in wells and mine voids Please contact: Dawn Trudeau, (dtrudeau@osmre.gov) with bids and quotes

80 -- Reseal, Restrip and Repair Ground Loop

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection | Published August 23, 2007  -  Deadline September 4, 2007
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The Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector has a requirement for Reseal, Restrip and Repair Gate Ground Loops and set in Concrete at the Laredo North Station Parking Lot at 11119 McPherson Road, Laredo, TX 78045. This requirement is being awarded under FAR Part 13 and will result in issuance of a purchase order. This solicitation is being issued as a Request for Quote. Quotes are being requested and written solicitation will not be issued. The request for quote number is HSBP1007Q1352. This requirement is solicited as a TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS set aside. NAICS code is 238320. One firm-fixed price order is anticipated to be awarded as a result of this request for quote. ?????????? CLIN 0010 Labor and materials to reseal and restrip parking lot and repair gate grounds loops and set in concrete at Laredo North Border Patrol Station in accordance with the attached Statement of Work. $__________________________________ Central Contractor Registration (CCR) applies to this acquisition. Company must be registered on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in CCR, they may do so by going to CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-009. The following FAR clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; 52.232-1 Payments; 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment; 52.233-1 Disputes; 52-243-1 Changes ? Fixed Price Alternate II (APR 1984); 52-247-34 F.O.B. Destination and 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government. Wage Determination dated February 9, 2007, #TX070118-TX118 applies to this acquisition and is made available upon request. QUOTES DUE DATE Quotes are due by September 4, 2007 at 3:00 PM Central Time. All responsible sources may submit a response via email to: patricia.pequeno@dhs.gov; or fax to (956) 764-3272 or mail to 207 W. Del Mar Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041 ATT: Patricia Pequeno, Procurement. Questions regarding this requirement should be forwarded to Patricia Pequeno via email or via phone @ (956) 764-3282. See Statement of Work below: SCOPE OF WORK FOR LAREDO NORTH STATION RESEAL AND RESTRIPE PARKING LOT AND REPAIR GATE GROUND LOOPS AND SET IN CONCRETE PROJECT Intent: To re-seal, 18,935 square yards of traffic area and re-stripe 493 parking slots, four will be handicap parking, and 2,037 liner feet of painted island, and 3,459 liner feet of fire lane with stenciled lettering every fifty (50) feet. 128 car stops will be painted and stenciled, and replace the main gates ground loops by re-install them imbedded in a new concrete slab next to the gates, the slab size will be 32? by 40?. Background: The parking lot at the Laredo North Station (LRN) is faded and showing the early signs of surface distress. Re-sealing the LRN parking lot now will extend the life and improve the appearance of the parking lot. The asphalt in the area around the main gates is deforming due to extreme heat, the safety ground loops will eventually break and leave the gates non-operational. Project Description: To completely sweep and re-seal the LRN parking lot (all asphalt and concrete traffic areas owned by the U.S. Border Patrol at this site) with a black colored catalyzed rubber, polymer and coal tar asphalt pavement sealer. Re-striping of the parking lot will be with yellow as the primary color and other colors such as red, blue white and others, as needed to mark such things as the fire lane, and handicap parking. The paint will be chlorinated rubber traffic zone paint. The area of the new slab for the gate safety ground loops (32?x40?) around the ground loops for the main entrance and exit gates will be dug up and replaces with six (6) inches of base compacted to 95% maximum dry density and six (6) inches of 3000 pound per square foot in twenty-eight (28) days concrete and new ground loops for the gates will be imbedded in the concrete. General Requirements: Contractor will be responsible for the purchase and installation of all materials. All materials used by contractor will be new. The contractor is responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing all Government and other property that is damaged by the prime contractor or any of its subcontractors. The contractor will locate all underground utilities, lines, etc. The contractor is responsible for repairing at his cost all items damaged below grade during any excavation. All health and safety standards will conform to OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1910 and 1926. The contractor will maintain liability insurance to cover injuries of its own employees as well as injuries to 3rd parties as a result of activities carried out by the prime contractor and his sub contractors. The contractor will provide written proof of liability insurance upon request from the COTR. All work will meet or exceed municipal, Local, State, and National, (NEC, FCA, IEEE, NEMA, ANSI), codes and standards that apply. All items will be installed and work completed according to manufacture recommendations, and consistent with work prepared at the journeyman and craftsman level. To have a proposal considered for award, Contractor shall perform a site inspection to study and ascertain size, amount, and type of materials required and observe the sites general layout. Arrangements to visit the project site with the COTR/APOC will be made with the COTR/APOC forty-eight (48) hours in advance. This is a turnkey project, all-inclusive single source of equipment materials and installation. The contractor will coordinate with the COTR/APOC to schedule, all work, estimated down times, and other items that may affect operations of the LRN Station. All equipment and or materials will meet or exceed specifications listed in the specific requirements section below. Preliminary Design: Contractor shall submit a basic concept and proposed plans and preliminary construction details, staying within this Scope of Work. This submittal shall include cost estimates and outline specifications (cut sheets). Basic fieldwork will have been completed by the contractor to aid in submitting and developing the design to the existing conditions. Contractor will supply two (2) each 11? x 17? bound sets of prints for all of the preliminary/final design/plans/schedule to the COTR for review purposes during the design/plan development. Contractor will supply two (2) each 11? x 17? bound sets, final as-build?s drawings to the COTR with the proposal. Drawings shall include: existing, demolition, and proposed site plans. Plan views, elevations, grading, electrical, and plumbing, security system, intrusion detection system, and any various details should also be provided. SITE VISIT Contractor shall perform a site inspection to study and ascertain size, amount, and type of materials required and observe the sites general layout. Contractors must make this request in writing by Wednesday, August 29, 2007 via email to: patricia.pequeno@dhs.gov or fax (956) 764-3272. Site visit is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Laredo North Border Patrol Station located at 11119 McPherson Road, Laredo, TX 78045. Point of Contact will be Dwayne McGee, Maintenance Supervisor. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Asphalt Re-Seal: ? All asphalt and concrete areas will be re-sealed. ? The re-sealer will meet or exceed all specification of Specialty Technology and Research, (STAR), Star-Seal Supreme? asphalt pavement sealer. ? All areas scheduled to receive re-sealing will be swept and prepped as per asphalt pavement sealer supplier?s recommendations. Such as the Specialty Technology and Research, (STAR), Star-Seal Supreme ? asphalt pavement sealer premium grade asphalt pavement sealer system detailed application specification ? The asphalt pavement sealer will have an extraordinary degree of toughness and water repellency. The asphalt pavement sealer will be produced by hot blending of catalyzed rubber and polymers with a refined coal tar, to enhance its toughness, flexibility at all temperatures and resistance to gasoline, oil, chemicals, and deicing salts. ? Other features of the asphalt pavement sealer will be longevity and flexibility of the fully cured film. Toughness. Fast drying time. Uniform dark charcoal/dark slate color of the finished project. Ability to bridge over minor surface (non-working) cracks in the pavement. Resistance to re-emulsification in the presence of deicing salts. Resistance to gas, oil, fat, chemicals and ultraviolet degradation. ? Physical properties and constants of the asphalt pavement sealer will meet or exceed the following, and all Federal specifications of RP-355e, (1) Solids, % by weight, 50% Min. (2) Ash, % of solids by weight, 36 ? 38%. (3) Solubility of Non-volatiles in Carbon disulfide, 29 ? 31%. (4) drying time, (hours) to touch, 1 hour, fully set in 6 hours. (5) color upon drying, dark charcoal/dark slate color. ? Coal Tar Pitch Emulsion must meet or exceed ASTM D 5727-00, Standard Specification for Emulsified Refined Coal Tar (Mineral Colloid Type), U.S. Air Force and FAA requirements. The Coal Tar Pitch Emulsion shall also be in compliance with ASTM Specification D 3320-90. and when tested in accordance with the following: ASTM standards. D 2939 ? 98, Bituminous Base Emulsions for use as Protective Coatings. D 490 ? 92, Standard Specification for Road Tar. D140 ? 98, Sampling of Bituminous Materials. D 529 ? 82, Recommended Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test of Bituminous Materials. D 1655 ? 85, Aviation Turbine Fuels. D 95 ? 83, Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation. ? Application of the asphalt pavement sealer. Coverage rates- See 1st 2nd and 3rd coats below. Coverage rates may vary depending upon the porosity and texture of the pavement surface. Dilution, there will be no dilution of the asphalt pavement sealer. Aggregates Addition - Clean silica sand or synthetic aggregates with average grain fineness between 50 - 70 shall be added for increased traction and textured appearance. Method - Mechanical or spray applicators, brush or squeegee is permitted. 1st coat: asphalt pavement sealer will be with 4-5 pounds of aggregate per gallon of concentrated (undiluted) sealer. Coverage rate - 0. 10 - 0. 12 gall*/square yard. 2nd coat: Composition same as for 1st coat. Coverage rate -0.09 - 0.11 gall/square yard. 3 rd coat: No aggregate added. Coverage rate - 0.08 - 0.10 gall/square yard. All the Coverage Rates are expressed as gallons of concentrated sealer (undiluted). ? Asphalt pavement sealer weather application limitations. Surface and air temperature will be a min. 50 degrees F. and rising. Do not apply on rainy, foggy, and extremely humid days, or when rain is in the forecast within 24 hours. Dampen the pavement with a fine mist of water if the pavement temperature is over 100 degrees F., to facilitate even spreading. Do not allow the water to puddle on the surface. Paint and Finish: ? The re-striping of the parking lot will take place after the re-sealer is applied and completely cured and before traffic is allowed back on to the asphalt. ? All re-striping paint will be chlorinated rubber traffic zone paint will be used and will be applied with a machine sprayer. ? Striping plan, colors and stencils used will be created by the contractor and approved by the COTR before any work is done on the project. The re-striping plan may follow the general existing layout. Gate Safety Loop Work: ? All work will meet or exceed current municipal, Local, State, and National, (NEC, NEMA,) codes and standards that apply. All items will be installed and work accomplished according to manufacture recommendations, and is consistent with work completed at the journeyman and craftsman level. ? The ground loop wires will be inside gray, schedule 40, PVC. The PVC and ground loop wires will be imbedded in the concrete slab as per gate manufacture recommendations. ? The ground loops will be 16 gauge, stranded, with 600-volt insulation. ? The ground loop PVC/wire will be embedded in the concrete, not saw cut and laid in place. ? The portion of the ground loop wires not embedded in the concrete will be protected in the PVC conduit, this conduit will connect to or penetrate the gate operator protection box in such a way as the cover can be removed and is rodent and weather resistant. ? The ground loop wires will be terminated at the loop detector, on the gate operator, and tested for proper operation and working properly before the final inspection by the COTR. ? There will be a minimum of nine (9) twists per foot of the ground loop wire. Gate Concrete Slab: ? Where asphalt and the new concrete slab meet, the asphalt will be saw cut, with no jagged edges. ? Sub-grade Preparation, Sub-grade is defined as ?that portion of the roadbed upon which the flexible base or pavement is to be placed?. The sub-grade shall be compacted by approved mechanical equipment to a density of not less than ninety-five percent (95%) Standard Procter density. Prior to the placement of any base material, tests from a certified soils laboratory shall be supplied by the contractor to the COTR before applying base material, stating that the sub-grade has been compacted to ninety-five percent (95%) density to a depth of six inches (6?) for all sub-grade and for the full depth of all fills. If the sub-grade fails to meet the density specified, it shall be reworked as necessary to obtain the density required. Fills must be placed and compacted on horizontal lifts of not over twelve inches (12?) depth to the specified density. ? Flexible Base Course The base material must meet the requirements of TxDOT Item 247, Flexible Base, Type ?A? Grade 2. The flexible base material shall be compacted to not less than ninety-five percent (95%) Standard Procter density for its full depth and optimum moisture of ?2 to +4, the required depth of base is six (6) inches. Base course shall be maintained by blading, and the surface, upon completion, shall be smooth and in conformity with the typical section indicated, and to the established lines and grades. All irregularities, depressions or weak spots which develop shall be corrected immediately by scarifying the areas affected, adding suitable material as required, re-shaping and re-compacting by sprinkling and rolling. Should the base course, due to any reason or cause, lose the required stability, density and finish before the surface is complete, it shall be re-compacted and refinished at the sole expense of the contractor. ? Concrete Surface Test beams will be required for each 50 CY or a minimum of one beam for each class of concrete. A slump test will be required with each set of test beams. Air entraining and retarding agents used shall be from the approved TxDOT list. The driving surface shall be six inches (6?) of Class ?A? (3,000 lb in 28 days) concrete with number three (#3) reinforcing at twenty-four inch (24?) centers both ways. Concrete shall not be placed when the ambient temperature is below 40 degrees F and falling. PROJECT MANAGEMENT Contractor is responsible for the clean up, backfill and removal of all debris associated with the project from the site. Contractor will comply with all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) including the Davis-Bacon Act. POINT OF CONTACT Patricia Peque?o, Contracting Officer (CO) (956) 764-3282, Fax (956) 764-3272 PLANS AND SCHEDULE Scheduling: All work and contractor?s activities will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Holidays. All contractor?s activity shall be scheduled so that completion of activities will take place during the specified time. Meetings, Reviews, and Audits: Contractor Project Manager can request a meeting, or reviews, and or audit if necessary with the COTR/APOC with 72 hours notice. COTR/APOC can request a meeting, reviews, and or audit if necessary with the Contractor Project Manager with 24 hours notice. PERFORMANCE Project will start within twenty-one (21) calendar days of award, and be completed (fully operational) within twenty-one (21) calendar days. POST AWARD CONFERENCE A post award conference will be held at the project site before any work begins. The contractor?s project manager, his alternate and the COTR and his APOC will be at this meeting. Other personal may attend. This meeting will take place before any work begins. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT FACILITIES AND MATERIALS Storage space and staging areas can be arranged within the project sites if needed. Coordination is necessary 48 hours in advance with the COTR/CO. Male and female restrooms are available to the contractor. Water and electrical power is available on a limited basis. Please be advised there is no security at the site. WARRANTY A one (1) year warranty will cover all work performed (material and labor) and commence from the acceptance of the complete project by the COTR. Contractor will provide warranty statement in their proposal. EVALUATION CRITERIA One firm-fixed price delivery order will be made to the lowest priced technically acceptable, responsive and responsible offeror, whose proposal will meet the Governments requirement. PAYMENT Contract will be paid by Purchase Order and payment will be made within 30 days after inspection and acceptance of work by COTR or APOC and receipt of a signed original invoice. No invoicing from contractor shall be submitted until work is completed. SECURITY PROCEDURES A. Controls The Contractor shall comply with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) administrative, physical and technical security controls to ensure that the Government's security requirements are met. B. Identification Badges All Contractor employees shall be required to wear identification badges as applicable when working in Government facilities. These items will be provided by contractor. Contractors and its employees will be required to report to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station, 11119 McPherson Road, Laredo, TX to obtain an ID. C. Security Background Data A Contractor employee shall not begin working under the contract until a favorably Background Check is completed with approval from U.S. Border Patrol Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in charge. Exceptions to this requirement will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and access to facilities, systems, data, etc. will be limited until the individual is cleared. Contractor employee personnel hired to work within the United States or its territories and possessions that require access to CBP facilities, information systems, security items and products, and/or sensitive but unclassified information shall either be U.S. citizens or have lawful permanent resident status. The following security screening requirements apply to both U. S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who are hired as Contractor personnel. All personnel employed by the Contractor or responsible to the Contractor for the performance of work hereunder shall be able to favorably pass a Background Check. The Contractor shall submit within ten (10) working days after award of this contract copies of employee?s Drivers License (s), Social Security numbers, Birth Certificate and/or I-551 (Resident Alien Card). The copies must be faxed to Contract Specialist Patricia Pequeno at 956-764-3272. Failure of any Contractor personnel to pass a favorably Background Check means that the Contractor has failed to satisfy the contract's requirement to provide cleared personnel. The continuing failure to meet the requirement to provide cleared personnel is grounds for termination of the contract, unless cleared personnel are timely provided as replacements. The Contractor must provide a qualified replacement capable of passing a Background Check. This policy also applies to any personnel hired as replacements during the term of the contract. The Contracting Officer must approve all personnel replacements. D. Notification of Personnel Changes The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer via phone, FAX, or electronic transmission, no later than one work day after any personnel changes occur. Written confirmation is required for phone notification. This includes, but is not limited to, name changes, resignations, terminations, and reassignments (i.e., to another contract.)

B--Development of a Modular Instrumental Reference Mercury Measurement System

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management | Published September 7, 2007  -  Deadline September 24, 2007
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NAICS Code: 541620 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) in Washington, DC intends to award a Sole Source Purchase Order to Lehigh University Energy Research Center of Bethlehem, PA under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The purpose of this procurement is to develop hardware for a performance-based hot undiluted traversable IRM system that would be consistent with the NOx and SOx instrumental methods, would be modular, portable and affordable, would allow Hg relative accuracy test audit (RATA) testing to be performed in two days or less, and meet EPA and industry objectives concerning RATA testing and Hg continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM) certification including traversing out the stack. Under this Purchase Order, Lehigh will perform unmodified-system component testing, system modification and integration, and lab and field testing in the US and the European Union. It has been determined that Lehigh University is uniquely qualified to perform this requirement as they are the only source who can provide 1) Unique EPA test method field study experience, having performed and managed the fuel sampling and combustion calculations for the Method 2F, 2G and 2H field development work for EPA; 2) Previous field experience with mercury measurement at coal-fired power plants; 3) A mobile wet chemistry laboratory and qualified personnel capable of analyzing Ontario Hydro samples within 24 hours; 4) Three mercury continuous emission monitoring systems with arrangements to install, perform and pass a 7-day calibration error test, linearity check with elemental mercury gas standards, and a 3-level system integrity check using oxidized mercury standards as described in the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR); 5) Equipment and personnel capable of performing the ASTM D6784-02 - Standard Test Method for Elemental, Oxidized Particle-bound, and Total Mercury in Flue Gas Generated from Coal-Fired Stationary Sources (Ontario Hydro Method) using a paired sampling train; 6) Equipment and personnel to perform mercury monitoring using sorbent traps and following CAMR; 7) Equipment and personnel to perform the European Union reference method for mercury (EN-1321) using two computer-controlled isokinetic sampling trains; 8) Equipment and personnel to perform fuel sampling and analysis for mercury and major, minor and trace constituents. NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE. Notwithstanding, any firm that believes it is capable of meeting EPA's requirement as stated herein may submit their corporate capabilities, which if received by the response date of this announcement may be considered. Responses must be in writing. A determination not to compete the proposed requirement based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions should be directed to Andrea L. Brunsman, Contracting Officer at brunsman.andrea@epa.gov .

B -- Pakistan: NEPRA Capacity Building Technical Assistance

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA | Published September 7, 2007  -  Deadline November 1, 2007
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B - Pakistan: NEPRA Capacity Building Technical Assistance POC Evangela Kunene, USTDA, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901, Tel: (703) 875-4357, Fax: (703) 875-4009. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT CONTRACTS OFFICE; PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PLACE: Husain A. Babur, Director General (Industry Structure and Privatization), National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, OPF Building, 2nd Floor, G-5/2, Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Phone: +92-51-9214098, Fax: +92-51-9210215, Email: babur@nepra.org.pk NEPRA Capacity Building Technical Assistance. The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop technical assistance for reviewing NEPRA's tariff determination practices for various technologies/fuels, especially as they relate to renewables, and propose suitable modifications/changes in the determination process. This assistance seeks to enhance renewable energy sector strategies, industry standards, and legal and regulatory regimes, which in turn will help create a favorable business and trade environment for renewable energy development in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan (GOP) is seeking to utilize indigenous renewable energy sources such as water, wind, municipal solid waste, and others, in order to provide savings over more costly power generation that is based on imported gas, coal and fuel oil. In 2006, the GOP announced an energy policy that seeks to increase the share of power generated from non-hydro renewable energy sources from less than 1%, where it stands today, to 10% by 2015. The grant will fund Technical Assistance to investigate renewable energy project issues, and will recommend, among other things, tariff-setting procedures, changes to the legal framework affecting the renewable energy sector, and organizational improvements to NEPRA. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $263,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and a background definitional mission report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to: https://www.ustda.gov/USTDA/FedBizOpps/RFP/rfpform.asp. Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 3:00PM, LOCAL TIME November 1, 2007 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

B -- Pakistan: Habibullah Integrated Coal Mining/Power Generation Feasibility Study

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA | Published September 18, 2007  -  Deadline November 1, 2007
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B - Pakistan: Habibullah Integrated Coal Mining/Power Generation Feasibility Study POC Evangela Kunene, USTDA, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901, Tel: (703) 875-4357, Fax: (703) 875-4009. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT CONTRACTS OFFICE; PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PLACE: Saeedullah Khan Paracha, Managing Director, Habibullah Energy Ltd., 1st Floor, Nacon House, 270 Moulana Din Mohammad, Wafai Rd., Karachi, Pakistan, Phone: 92-21-568-5314, Fax: 92-21-568-4423, Email: hel@cyber.net.pk Habibullah Integrated Coal Mining/Power Generation Feasibility Study. The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study that would develop a plan for the reliable supply of coal of consistent quality and quantity to an appropriately located power plant, and would also help determine the appropriate plant configuration and technology. The Grantee holds a Letter of Interest, issued through Pakistan's Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), which required the Grantee to provide a sizeable bank guarantee that it will undertake and complete a power generation Feasibility Study based on coal from its two leases in the Lakhra coalfield by October 2008. Habibullah Mines Limited (HML), a sister company of the Grantee, is concurrently looking to develop a plan to modernize its coal mining operations in anticipation of ramping up its coal supply for the power generation project. The integrated Feasibility Study would include an evaluation of coal reserves available through the two leases and identify the period that the quantity can support the operations of a 150 MW electricity generation enterprise. The Feasibility Study will also assist in developing and planning for appropriate mining operations suited to the quantity and quality of coal required, and to meet generally accepted international mine safety and health standards. Additionally, the Feasibility Study will examine the necessary aspects for establishing a modern, environmentally-friendly coal-fueled electricity generation station, including site selection, selection of coal combustion technology, compliance with acceptable environmental emission standards, optimizing the station's heat rate, and the design of the facilities including arrangements, or alternatives, for cooling water. The Feasibility Study will be used by the Grantee to negotiate the power purchase agreement (PPA), a parallel operating agreement (OA), and fuel supply arrangement (FSA) with appropriate parties, as well as the tariff structure with Pakistan's National Electric Power Regulatory Authority. Following a successful Feasibility Study, PPIB would be in the position to issue a Letter of Support, which together with the approved PPA, OA and FSA, would provide the basis for the financial closure of the project and its construction and operation. The Feasibility Study would also help determine which of three modern technologies (pulverized coal combustion, circulating fluidized bed combustion, and integrated gasification combined cycle) and which of two basic plant configurations (two 75 MW units or a single 150 MW unit) should be used. Both of these decisions will be influenced by the quality of the coal that will be supplied for the plant, as well as environmental concerns and requirements. The location of the plant, with critical factors being the plant's fresh water requirement, coal supply source selection, and proximity to the national power grid will also be a component of the Feasibility Study. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from an $810,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The Grantee will contribute an additional $810,000 for a total of U.S. $1,620,000 dollars. A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and a background definitional mission report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to: https://www.ustda.gov/USTDA/FedBizOpps/RFP/rfpform.asp. Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 3:00PM, LOCAL TIME November 1, 2007 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

Z -- DEA-07-EPIC-0050

Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration | Published September 20, 2007  -  Deadline September 25, 2007
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The Government has a requirement for repairs to the parking lot, roads and paved areas at the Drug Enforcement Administration?s (DEA) El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) located at 11339 SSG SIMS STREET, EL PASO, TEXAS 79908-8098. The Statement of Work is as follows: Section A ? Description: 1. Scope of Work: The Contractor shall provide management, supervision, manpower, equipment and supplies necessary to provide Repairs to Parking/Roads and Paved Areas and related services as described herein. 2. Service Required: a. The Contractor shall provide the services outlined and in accordance with the work and quality requirements, as described in Section D; b. The figures contained in Section D, Paragraph 9, are approximate estimates of the building statistical data. The Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions and stated quantities. The data contained herein in no way modifies Part IV, Section L, Clause 14 entitled "FAR 52,237-1 Site Visit (April 1984)" which is included as part of this contract; c. All work shall be performed between the hours of 06:00 p.m. on Friday and 06:00 a.m. on Monday unless otherwise approved in writing. No work shall be performed during the normal operating periods of the occupants, unless otherwise approved by the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). All Scheduling of work shall be submitted to the COR for approval no less than ten working days in advanced of work time. 3. Supervision: The Contractor shall arrange for satisfactory supervision of the contract work. The Contractor or his super-visor shall be available at all times, when the contract work is in progress, to receive notices, reports, or requests from the COR. It is the policy of DOJ/DEA/EPIC that Government direction or super-vision of contractor's employees, directly or indirectly, shall not be exercised, (except in Life/Safety matters). 4. Security Requirements: Bidders/Offerors are advised that bid/offer may be rejected as non-responsive if their company, owners, officers and employees do not comply with the Security Requirements as here by set forth: a. Each owner(s), officer(s), and employee(s) will provide DOJ/DEA/EPIC COR with a completed DEA SF 85; b. Company owner(s), Officer(s), and employees not granted necessary clearances by the background investigation shall be cause for rejection as non-responsive; c. Any information as to why clearances are not granted will be released only under the terms as set forth by "The Freedom of Information Act. 5. Supplies, Materials, Labor, Equipment and Utilities: a. Furnished by the Government: No Supplies, Materials, Equipment and Utilities shall be furnished by the Government; b. Furnished by the Contractor: (1) The Contractor shall furnish all supplies, materials, labor and equipment necessary for the performance of the work of this contract unless otherwise specified herein. Four work days prior to the starting date of the contract, the Contractor shall submit to the COR a list giving the name of the manufacturer, the brand name, sample and intended use of each of the materials that he proposes to use in the performance of the work, and he shall not use any materials which the COR determines would be unsuitable for the purpose or harmful to that which it is applied. The Contractor shall submit the materials on a Form provided by the COR. (2) Any material which the COR suspects does not meet the requirements of the Specifications shall be tested at the Contractor's expense by a recognized testing laboratory. A copy of the laboratory report giving the results of the test and a sample of each product, if requested, shall be submitted to the COR. (3) The Contractor shall require all employees, including supervisors to dress neatly, commensurate with the tasks being performed. Contractor's employees shall sign-in at the start of each tour of duty at the front security desk, and shall be given a DOJ/DEA/EPIC Security Badge which shall be worn at all times and which shall be turned in upon completion of the work day. Cost of $100.00 per badge shall be due the Government if the Contractor fails to turn in said badge. 6. Accident Prevention: a. In order to provide safety controls for protection to the life and health of employees and other persons, for prevention of damage to property, materials, supplies and equipment, and to avoid work interruptions in the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall comply with all pertinent provisions of EPIC Safety Regulations and will also provided to the COR a complete Safety Program for approval. The Contractor shall maintain an accurate record of and will report to the COR in the manner and on the Forms prescribe by the COR, exposure data on all accidents resulting in death, traumatic injury, occupational disease, an/or damage under this contract; b. The Contractor shall provide appropriate signs to mark areas where the work is being performed. Service workers shall be required to interrupt their work, if necessary, to allow passage of traffic; c. If the Contracting Officer (CO) or COR notifies the Contractor of any noncompliance with the provisions as stated herein, and the action to be taken, the Contractor shall, after receipt of notice, immediately correct the deficiencies. Such notice when delivered to the Contractor or his/her representative, at the site of work shall be deemed sufficient for this purpose. If the Contractor fails or refuses to comply promptly, the CO may issue an order stopping payment on work performed under this contract until satisfactory corrective action has been taken. Section C - Inspection and Acceptance: 1. The Role of Government Personnel and Responsibility for Contract Administration: a. Contracting Officer: The Contracting Officer (CO), has the overall responsibility for the administration of this contract. The CO alone, without legation, is authorized to take actions on behalf of the Government to amend, modify or deviate from the contract terms, conditions, requirements, specifications, details and/or delivery schedules. However, the CO may delegate certain other responsibilities to his authorized representatives; b. Contracting Officer's Representative: is designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR),to assist the CO in the discharge of her/his responsibilities when the CO is unable to be directly in touch with the contract work. The responsibilities of the contracting officer's representative include, but are not limited to: determining the adequacy of performance by the contractor in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract; acting as the Governments' representative in charge of work at the site; ensuring compliance with contract requirements insofar as the work is concerned; and advising the contracting officer of any factors which may cause delay in performance of the work. The COR is responsible for the day to day inspection and monitoring of the contractor's work. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: inspecting the work, documenting through written inspection reports the results of all inspections conducted; following through to ensure that all defects or omissions are corrected; conferring with representatives of the contractor regarding any problems encountered in the performance of the work. 2. INSPECTION OF SERVICES: a. Definition. "Service", as used in this clause, includes services performed, workmanship, and material furnished or utilized in the performance of services; b. The contractor shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Government covering the services under this contract. Complete records of all inspection work performed by the contractor shall be maintained and made available to the Government during the contract performance and shall become the property of the Government upon completion of the terms of the contract; c. The Government has the right to inspect and test all services called for by the contract, to the extent practicable at all times and places during the term of the contract. The Government shall perform inspections and test in a manner that will not unduly delay the work; d. If any of the services do not conform with contract requirements, the Government may require the contractor to perform the services again in conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in contract amount. When the defects in services cannot be corrected by re-performance, the Government may (1) require the contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements and (2) reduce the contract price to reflect the reduced value to the services performed; e. If the contractor fails to promptly perform the services again or to take the necessary action to ensure future performance in conformity with contract requirements, the Government may (1) by contract or otherwise, perform the services and charge to the contractor any cost incurred by the Government that is directly related to the performance of such service or (2) terminate the contract for default. SECTION C: DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE - 1. Place of Performance: The services to be provided under this contract shall be accomplished at: Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso Intelligence Center, Building 11339, El Paso Texas, 79908-8098. 2. Tour of Job Site: The Contractor shall examine the work site prior to submitting a bid. The submission of a bid shall be evidence that this requirement has been met. Failure to inspect the site prior to bidding will not relieve the contractor of the responsibility of performing all work included in this contract. 3. Submission of bid: The bid shall be broken down by areas; North (front) parking lot, South (back) parking lot, back/loading dock area, East (covered) parking lot, and north/south small roads. Each area shall have supplies, labor, materials, equipment, cost, etc. 4. Terms of Contract: After award, the successful contractor will be given a written notice to proceed and shall provide contractual services for a 30 day period, commencing on the date specified in the notice to proceed. Work under this contract is expected to commence on or about September 2007. SECTION D REPAIRS TO PARKING/ROADS AND PAVED AREAS 1. SCOPE OF WORK: The Contractor shall provide all services, materials, supplies, plant, labor, equipment, and supervision for providing surface coating for existing, sound, asphalt pavements against damage caused by spillage of fuels, or damage from salts, sun and water. This coating shall be refined coal tar emulsion with mineral aggregate. The Contractor shall re-strip/repaint all Parking/Roads and Paved Areas and shall complete this project complying with the Specifications as stated herein. 2. Contract Start-up Review: Immediately after award of this contract and prior to performance, the Contractor's Representative and the COR shall make an on-site in-depth review of the total job requirements to include but not limited to the following: a. A description of the general expected appearance of the areas; b. A tour of the parking lots, roads, and paved areas; c. Requirements for the contractor employee?s eligibility such as completion of the Security Forms and necessary submittals. 3. GENERAL: a. The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, equipments, services and supervision required to complete this project complying with the outlined specifications herein. All materials for use shall be submitted to the COR for approval; b. All rubbish and debris shall be removed and job site shall be kept clean, neat and orderly at all times; c. All facilities, entry ways, fences, trees, other government and employees property at the El Paso Intelligence Center shall be protected. Any damages done by the Contractor shall be repaired or replaced by the Contractor at no expense to the Government or said employees; d. The Contractor shall furnish a certificate of insurance and be in compliance with the State of Texas Compensation regulations. 4. SURFACE PREPARATION: a. All vegetation shall be removed from surfaces to be sealed; b. All surfaces to be sealed shall be thoroughly cleaned to remove all foreign debris (dirt, silt, gravel, leaves, etc.) using a mechanically powered forced air sweeper and steel bristle hand brooms; c. Mud areas shall be scraped thoroughly, scrub-washed and pressure rinsed with clear potable water; d. Oil spots shall be scraped of excess oil, scrubbed, and lightly burned with a torch if necessary to remove visible excess oil; e. Oil spots, after cleaning, shall be coated with an approved acrylic oil spot primer, Petrobond or approved equal, to achieve sealer adhesion and prevent bleeding through; f. Old and/or oxidized asphalt pavement shall be treated with a coat of Polyprime. The primer application rate to be .025 to .05 gallons per square yard of diluted material. Polyprime shall also be applied to surfaces where aggregate is polished or there is an oil film through the pavement; g. Surface cracks shall be sealed according to applicable specifications. Cracks 3/8 inches wide or less will be filled by squeezing Plexipave Crack Filler into voids using blunt-nose trowel or broad knife. Cracks greater than 3/8 inch wide will be repaired by filling in voids with a acrylic mixture system proportioned as approved and recommended by the manufacture of the produced proposed to be used; h. Minor pavement repairs can be made with Perma Pave or approved equal. Areas that have been softened by petroleum derivatives or that have failed due to any other causes shall be repaired according to the Asphalt Institute Specifications. 5. MATERIALS: a. Refined coal tar emulsion: (coating for bituminous pavements) must meet or exceed the Federal Specification R.P. 355-e (GSA-FSS) which calls for a refined coal tar sealer that is impervious to gasoline, oils and aliphatic type solvents that are usually harmful to asphalt surfaces. The refined coal tar emulsion shall also be in compliance with ASTM Specification D-3320; b. The coal tar shall be prepared from a high-temperature coal tar conforming to requirements of ASTM-490 and of Federal Specifications R-T-143. Oil and water gas tars shall not be used, even though they comply with R-T-143; c. The Contractor shall provide certified statements from the manufacturer and/or their supplier attesting to the fact that the coal tar emulsion conforms to the requirements of this section of the specifications. Emulsions shall not be installed without this certifications and approval of the COR; d. Samples of the emulsion that the Contractor proposes to use shall be submitted by the successful bidder. Any required testing of the sample(s) shall be the responsibility of the Contractor at no cost to the government. The Contractor shall on demand submit certified statements on specifications compliance of the product being used; e. Mineral aggregate: Amounts recommended by the manufacturer of the product submitted for approval. The mineral aggregated shall be clean and dry silicon sand free from foreign matter. This mineral aggregate shall have an American Foundry Sand fineness rating of 50 to 75 with no more that 2% retailed on 30 mesh or coarser, no more than 12% passing 140 mesh and no more that 3% passing 200 mesh; f. The moisture content of the mineral aggregate at the time of batching shall be low enough that the material will readily flow into the mixture for correct measurement; g. Water used for mixing shall be clean and potable and shall be added in minimum quantity sufficient for good application consistency, but not in excess of 35% of the volume of undiluted sealer; 6. APPLICATION OF MATERIAL: a. Contractor shall apply two coats of refined coal tar emulsion as stated in the materials section of these specifications; b. The Contractor shall apply a protective coating at a total minimum application rate of .18 gallon/sq. yd. based on undiluted coal tar emulsion. This total shall be applied in a minimum of two coats; c. The applied coating will be applied in dry weather and only when the pavement and atmospheric temperatures are 50 degrees F. or above and are anticipated to remain above 50 degrees F. for four hours after completing application. Application will not be permitted when precipitation is anticipated before the film dries to a rain-resistant condition or when temperature and humidity conditions are such that the coal tar emulsion could not dry thoroughly before a minimum pavement temperature of 45 degrees F. occurs. d. The Contractor shall barricade from traffic the sealed areas until material is thoroughly dried. Area should be tested for driveability before opening to traffic. 7. METHOD OF APPLICATION: a. Contractor's equipment that is used to apply coal tar emulsion shall have adequate agitation to keep material in proper suspension at all times. It shall be equipped with a water fog bar so that the pavement is dampened (but without puddles) when emulsion is applied if temperatures are above 85*F or in hot bright sun light; b. Contractor's spray distributor used for application of the coating shall be self-propelled, equipped with pneumatic tires, and capable of applying the required coat weight of sand reinforced coal tar emulsion evenly over the entire width of the application bar to provide a smooth, uniformly coated surface. 8. PAVEMENT MARKINGS: a. Federal Specifications TT-P-115F Paint, Traffic (Highway, White, and Yellow) shall form a part of this specification to the extent referenced; b. Pavement marking are a requirement of this contract. Upon completion of the coal tar and the drying time has passed the Contractor shall use a approved latex paint to re-stripe all areas. Paint shall have one coat performance: high solids formulation with excellent hiding power. Bleed resistant with polymer resin with Latex formula which complies with all OSHA V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Content) standards. When using a latex paint, allow the seal coat to cure 6 to 24 hours of good drying conditions before striping. Organic solvent base paints shall not be used due to discoloring and shrinkage of cracks; c. Paint shall conform to Federal Specifications TT-P-115P, with color being approved by the COR; d. Paint shall be applied evenly to the pavement surface to be coated at a rate of 105 plus or minus 5 square feet per gallon; e. The paint shall be applied to clean, dry surfaces, and unless otherwise approved, only when air and pavement temperatures are above 40 degree F. and less that 95 degrees F. Paint temperatures shall be maintained within these same limits. Paint shall be applied pneumatically with approved equipment at rate of coverage specified herein. The Contractor shall provide guide lines and templates as necessary to control paint application. Special precautions shall be taken in marking numbers, letters, and symbols. Edges of marking shall be sharply outlined. The maximum drying time requirements of the paint specifications will be strictly enforced, to prevent undue softening of bitumen, and pickup, displacement or discoloration by tires of traffic. If there is a deficiency in drying of the markings, painting operations shall be discontinued until cause of the slow drying is determined and corrected; f. All pavement marking areas shall be repainted to match existing parking lot stripping/signs and parking space numbering system. Special preparations shall be taken to remove all existing loose or discolored paints; 9. BUILDING STATISTICS: a. Grounds - Approximate SQ.FT: (1) Pave Parking Lots 171,614; (2) Pave Areas 33,508; Pave Roads 7,469. b. Parking Lot Spaces ? Each: (1) Front Side 228; (2) Back Side 139; (3) East Side 44. The acquisition will be conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Subpart 13.5, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. No solicitation will be made available. All quotes must be received no later than September 24, 2007 no later than 12:00 PM (EST) at 2401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301 to the Drug Enforcement Administration, ATTN: Jennifer Hawes / FAC. Responses may also be e-mailed to Jennifer.L.Hawes@usdoj.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. No solicitation is available. Closing Date is September 25, 2007 at 3:00 PM. A site walk-through is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9:00 am at 11339 SSG SIMS STREET, EL PASO, TEXAS 79908-8098. Offerors should notify guards at the front gate that they are here to meet with George Godinez. Guards will provide further directions.

Z--Indefinite-Quantity Delivery Order Contract for Maintenance and Repairs of Roads, Parking Areas, and Trails, Coralville Lake, Johnson County, Iowa.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 21, 2007  -  Deadline November 6, 2007
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Solicitation Information: Firm Fixed Price, The physical characteristics of the project include, but are not limited to: Preparation of existing aggregate base; concrete curbs and gutters; HMA paving; bituminous tack and prime coats; coal tar emulsi on pitch seal coat; pavement patching; pavement marking; bituminous surface treatment; milling of payments; sealing of cracks (asphalt surfaces); and sealing of cracks and joints (concrete surfaces). Estimated dollar value is in the range of $25,000.00 to $100,000.00 and the contract period is from date of award thru 31 October 2008 with two option periods of 01 November 2008 thru 31 October 2009 and 01 November 2009 thru 31 October 2010 if exercised. The NAICS code for this is 237310. This project is un restricted. Award will be made pursuant to the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. Plans and Specifications will be available on or about 6 October 2007 at the following site: ASFI or FBO. Paper copies will not be available from the Government. The apparent successful bidder must be registered in the Department of Defense Central Co ntractor Registration (CCR) Database. No contract Award will be made to a bidder until this requirement is met. Bidders not already registered in the CCR Database are highly encouraged to do so via the following World-Wide-Web Internet address: http://w ww.ccr.gov. For Technical Matters, questions must be submitted to Mr. Perry Hubert at AC 309/794-5480 (Collect Calls Not Accepted) or e-mail: Perry.A.Hubert@usace.army.mil. Arrangements for inspecting this site can be made with: Area Engineer, Ms. Barbara Lester, Central Area Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 5235 Grand Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52807-1014, Telephone: 563/386-0572, or 563/386-0651 (Collect Calls Not Accepted). The NAICS number is 237310, size standard is $31.0 Million.

Y--CONSTRUCTION (WPAFB) - Design/Build for Repair of Coal Bunker F/20770, Project 990002. Replacement of three failing coal bunkers, WPAFB Area B Central Steam Plant

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published September 25, 2007
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CONSTRUCTION (WPAFB) - Design/Build for Repair of Coal Bunker F/20770, Project 990002. Replace peter.regan@wpafb.af.mil ;tim.hayes@wpafb.af.mil

C--PAINT MANIFOLD GALLEGOS PUMPING PLANT

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation | Published October 3, 2007  -  Deadline October 24, 2007
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Job consists of repairing coating damage on discharge manifold at Gallegos Pumping Plant - Navajo Indian Irrigation Project on the Navajo Reservation - located 20 miles south of Farmington, New Mexico -county of San Juan. Specifications: Sandblasting the 120-inch steel pipe to bare metal and recoating the steel pipe with a coal tar epoxy type coating. The contractor shall provide all equipment, materials and labor to complete the work. The contractor is responsible for maintaining temperature requirements for the application and curing of the coating and for maintaining the humidity levels required in this specification. Contractor is also responsible for maintaining the ventilation in the manifold and dust control in the pumping plant. Work in the manifold can commence on January 1, 2008 and must be complete by February 15, 2008. Other contrct work will be occuring at the same time; therefore, coordination with the COTR, Emma Manzanares, is required - Technical questions: Emma Manzanares 505-324-5017.

Z--Requirements Contract to Perform Paving, Asphalt Overlay, and Surface Treatment of Miscellaneous Areas

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Agency, South Region | Published October 5, 2007  -  Deadline November 26, 2007
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Restrictions: Requirement is solicited on an unrestricted basis with a price preference for Hubzone Small Business Concerns. Award will be based on awarding a contract that is the best value to the Government. Description of Synopsis: Resulting so licitation will invite Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a Requirements Contract to perform Paving, Asphalt Overlay, and Surface Treatment of Miscellaneous Areas on Fort Campbell, KY. Specifically, the contractor shall be required to perform all labor, equ ipment, supplies/materials necessary to perform paving, asphalt overlay, and/or surface treatment which may include demolition, cold milling of bituminous pavement, rubberized seal coat, thermoplastic coal tar emulsion slurry, pavement markings, and/or ins tall concrete curbs and/or gutters. A base year and two options periods is contemplated. Contract type will be firm fixed price. The magnitude of the project is estimated between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00. This acquisition is Unrestricted with a price preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns. NACIS is 237310/$31 Million. Solicitation packages may be downloaded form the Directorate of Contractings Home Page https://doc.campbell.army.mil/opportunities.asp utilizing the Adobe Portable Forma t (PDF). You may obtain a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to print and view the solicitation at www.adobe.com/proindex/acrobat/redstep.html. The solicitation will be available on/about 22 October 2007 on the Directorate of Contracting Home Page (ht tps://doc.campbell.army.mil/opportunities.asp). For further information on obtaining the solicitation contact Angela Jacobs (270)798-0380, angela.jacobs@us.army.mil. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered. All contractor s must be registered in the Department of Defense Contractor Registration (CCR) www.ccr.gov database prior to any contract award; also contractors are encouraged to access www.bpn.gov and complete representations and certifications.

91 -- Bituminous Stoker Coal

Defense Logistics Agency, Acquisition Management | Published October 9, 2007  -  Deadline November 16, 2007
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An *(asterisk) annotates that 1/2 of the total quantity listed will be reserved for the Small Business Administrations (SBAs) 8(a) program. Bituminous coal for the following locations: Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD, 60,000 NTS*; Marine Corp Base (MCB), Camp Lejeune, NC, 36,000 NTS; Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point, NC, 28,200 NTS; Wright Patterson AFB (WPAFB), OH, 59,200 NTS; Joint Systems Manufacturing Center - Lima, OH, 12,000 NTS; Rock Island Arsenal, IL, 21,000 NTS; Red River Army Depot (RRAD), TX, 20,500 NTS; and U.S. Capitol Power Plant (USCPP), DC, 40,000 NTS. All line items will be solicited unrestricted. FOB destination deliveries by railcar or truck as indicated in the solicitation. The performance period for Rock Island Arsenal, IL is March 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009. The performance period for all other locations is May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009. The solicitation closing date is November 16, 2007, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. For a listing of the specification requirements and current awards for these locations please visit our Internet website at http://www.desc.dla.mil/DCM/DCMPage.asp?pageid=165

99 -- NONPERSONAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE COAL LABORATORY SAMPLE ANALYSES FOR THE 88TH AIR BASE WING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE, WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH 45433-5332

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published November 2, 2007  -  Deadline November 14, 2007
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MEMORANDUM COMBINED PUBLIC NOTICE/SOLICITATION 02 NOVEMBER 2007 FROM: 88th CONS/PKPB 1940 Allbrook Drive, Area C, Building 1 Room 109 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5309 SUBJECT: Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Combined Public Notice & Solicitation, FA8601-08-T-0002, Non-personal services to provide coal laboratory sample analyses for the 88th Air Base Wing Environmental Management Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 1. Synopsis (Public Notice): This announcement advertises a commercial item procurement using Acquisition of Commercial Items and Simplified Acquisition Procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 12 & 13, supplemented with Instructions To Offerors (ITO). This announcement is prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6. This public notice requests signed quotes for this solicitation. 2. Solicitation Requirements: This announcement requires firm fixed price quotes to be electronically provided in accordance with this combined synopsis/solicitation FA8601-08-T-0002. The Government contemplates a purchase order for a base year and two option years. Any responsible offeror may submit an offer which will be considerd for this unrestricted solicitation. The prospective awardee may be required to submit at least three references for similar contracts completed during the last three years. Offeror cover letter should identify a company point of contact, telephone number, e-mail address, and size of business. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this solicitation is 541380. The appropriate small business size standard is $11M (annual average gross revenue for the last three fiscal years not to exceed $11,000,000). 3. Award without discussion: The Government reserves the right to award without discussion and will not issue another request for quote for this award. This award shall be made to the lowest price responsible offeror. Each offeror shall certify current Tax Identification Number, DUNS and CAGE codes applicable to the offeror. This solicitation incorporates FAR Provision 52.212-1,Instruction to Offerors, by reference. To be considered eligible for this award, all offerors must have completed the on-line representations and certifications or have included within their offers a completed hard copy of FAR Provision 52.212-3 entitled Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (June 2006) and DFARS Provision 52.212-7000, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (JUN 2005) 4. Contractor Representations & Certifications: To be considered eligible for this award offerors must comply with applicable FAR provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-19, 17 Sep 07 and FAC 2005-20, 6 Sep 07, that include FAR Provision 52-212-1 and FAR Clauses 52.212-4 and 52.212-5. Each offeror who has not completed on-line representations and certifications shall submit with its quote a completed and signed copy of attached FAR Provision 52-212-3. An offeror need only complete Paragraph (j) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representation and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov. When any offeror did not complete annual representations and certifications electronically on the ORCA website the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) through (i) of this provision. FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contractor Terms and Conditions, Commercial Items is hereby incorporated by reference. Additional FAR clauses cited in FAR Clause 52.212-5 and other clauses applicable to this award will be incorporated within the resultant purchase order. 5. Instructions To Offerors (ITO): To be eligible for this award each responsive contractor shall confirm that a legible, signed, annotated quote on company letterhead is received at 88 CONS/PKPB not later than 1000 AM local eastern daylight time on 14 November 2007. Quotations shall be emailed to the attention of WILLIAM CALLAWAY AND LYNN JEFFERIES, 88 CONS/PKPB, 1940 Allbrook Drive Room 109, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5309 at these email addresses: william.callaway2@wpafb.af.mil and lynn.jefferies@wpafb.af.mil . Each contractor should call (937) 522-4539 or (937) 522-4582 to confirm receipt when their quotations were received. All quotes shall become property of the Government. No quotes will be returned. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges to the Government will arise as a result of contractor quote preparation and any Government use of such quotes. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Submitted information shall be UNCLASSFIED. All E-mail submissions are limited to size and type restrictions (typically less than 1 Megabyte in size and only non-executable attachments such as .doc or .pdf files) as well as any other appropriate network security measures. It is the submitter?s responsibility to verify the potential awardee package was delivered; all signed e-files were received and can be used. No facsimile responses will be accepted. LYNN A. JEFFERIES Contracting Officer 3 Attachments 1. Performance Work Statement dated 26 September 2007 2. FAR Provision 52.212-3 3. DFARS Provision 252.212-7000 Attachement 1 is PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION FOR ANALYTICAL LABORATORY SERVICES26 Sep 2007 1.0 DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES 1.1 SCOPE OF WORK. The Contractor shall provide all necessary labor, supplies, and equipment to accomplish chemical testing of samples for compliance with provisions of Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Standards, or other methods as herein specified or as required by 88 ABW/CEVY (CEVY), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio Section 4.0 lists sample parameters and the approximate annual number of times the analysis will be required. Contractor shall use EPA-approved analytical methods as outlined in the appropriate sections of the Clean Air Act in Title 40 Parts 50 - 97 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 2.0 PERSONNEL. 2.1 POINT OF CONTACT. The Contractor shall provide a point of contact (POC) responsible for the performance of the work. The POC shall have full authority to act for the Contractor on all matters relating to the daily operation of this contract. The POC shall provide the Government with a telephone number and electronic mail address. The Contractor shall designate this individual, in writing, to the Contracting Officer (CO) before the contract start date. An alternate, or alternates, may be designated, but the Contractor shall identify those times when the alternate shall be the primary POC. The Contractor shall notify the government prior to any change in corporate ownership or structure that affects status of the laboratory. Throughout this document, use of the acronym QAP/CO means the contractor shall send a copy of a required document or make a required notification concurrently to the Contracting Officer whenever required to submit an original document or make a notification to the Contracting Officer Technical Representative, who is also known as the Quality Assurance Personnel. For the acronym QAP only notification to the Contracting Officer Technical Representative is necessary. 2.2 AVAILABILITY. The Contractor shall be available for normal service and to provide technical advice pertaining to coal sampling and analysis Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M local time. The contractor shall provide a mechanism to be contacted on an unscheduled or emergency basis after 4:30 P.M. weekdays and on weekends and federally observed holidays. The following are observed federal holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 3.0 SAMPLING REQUIREMENTS. 3.1 SUPPLIES. 3.1.1 ADMINISTRATIVE. The Contractor shall supply all business forms and labels necessary for labeling samples collected for analysis. 3.1.2 SAMPLING SUPPLIES. The Contractor shall be responsible for supplying all appropriate sample containers, shipping containers, packing materials, labels, proper markings/identification, and custody seals for all samples to be analyzed under this contract. The Contractor shall supply all U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping labels and other labels designed to meet all regulatory shipping requirements. The Contractor shall provide container labels necessary to clearly and correctly identify the type of analysis required, preservatives used (if applicable), sample source, date and time sampled, name of sampler, and sample identification number. The Government shall provide a chain-of-custody/sample custody/sample authorization form with each sample submitted for analysis. Sample form will be provided upon award of this contract. 3.1.3 SAMPLES. Government personnel will collect approximately 4-6 routine samples every month, but in some months the number of samples will be greater due to regulatory requirements. The number of samples is dependent on the quantity of coal received and burned by the Government. The timing and frequency of this sampling will occur mainly from September through May of the year but cannot be totally projected, the Contractor shall have a mechanism in place to support this requirement as necessary. The Government requires the use of ASTM Method D2013 - Standard Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis. However, the Government shall accomplish the method up through selecting the final sample aliquot which is then shipped to the contractor lab as a sample weighing approximately one (1) pound. The Government will have already obtained representative samples from coal received for burning during the month. The coal shipped as a sample to the contractor has already been consolidated and ground to approximately 1/8 inch in size and a representative sample taken from the resulting mixture. 3.2 REPORTING. 3.2.1 Copies of reports shall not be released to any other person, office or organization unless authorized by the Government Contracting Officer or other authorized Government representative. In addition to the laboratory reports, the Contractor shall provide an electronic data deliverable (EDD) in flat file or other similar format suitable for loading into a commercial Environmental Database Management System. The EDD should be comprehensive and generated from the same source (laboratory information management system - LIMS) as the laboratory reports, and the contents should match exactly with the laboratory reports. The specific format will be provided to the laboratory once a system is deployed at WPAFB. 3.2.2 The written laboratory reports may be submitted to the Government electronically. 3.2.3 The Contractor shall report routine results to the Government with 5 days of receipt of sample. Until Section 3.2.1 is completely instituted the Contractor shall provide routine results in Adobe? Acrobat? (.pdf) 7.0 format. The routine results should be forwarded to the Government QAP via email. No paper copies of analytical results are required. 3.2.4 The Contractor shall notify the QAP/CO that an analysis method different from those listed in Section 4.0 are to be used for any analysis. TRANSPORTATION OF SAMPLES. ROUTINE SAMPLES. The Government will use the Contractor supplied methods, procedures and packaging to ship samples from the Environmental Management Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The Contractor shall establish a routine schedule for providing shipping supplies to the Government. Once the Chain of Custody forms are signed and the Contractor has received the samples, the Contractor shall be responsible for any lost or damaged samples. The Contractor shall ensure all personnel are trained to properly handle all samples in accordance with all state, federal, and local regulations. RECEIPT NOTIFICATION. The Chain of Custody forms shall be signed on receipt of delivered samples and a notification sent to the QAP. EMERGENCY SAMPLES. There will be no emergency samples under this contract. CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS Although there is no certification program required for this analytical work, the contractor shall make every effort to follow the intent of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) which is part of the Standard Services Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and/or the National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) of the U.S. EPA and/or the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) standards. Upon award of this solicitation the contractor shall inform the Government in writing how they intend on addressing the aforementioned standards or if they already participate in any one or combination of standards. QA/QC SAMPLING QUALIFICATIONS. The Contractor shall be operationally capable of performing a full array of analysis on coal, as required by the government representative during routine situations. The Contractor shall inform the QAP/CO if the contractor does not follow the standards referenced in section 4.1. The Contractor shall have a Quality Assurance Program (QAP) comparable to that required in the NVLAP or for accreditation in A2LA. At the time of contract award the contractor shall provide a written statement discussing the laboratories QAP. CONFIDENTIALITY. The Contractor shall strictly observe the confidentiality of Air Force information and records and shall comply with all laws and regulations governing disclosure, including Federal Privacy Act 5 U.S.C. 553A. The contractor shall be held liable in the event of breach in confidentiality. 4.0 Annual Workload. Coal EPA Analysis Method Est. Quantity Coal, Ash D3174 55 Coal, BTU D5865 55 Coal, Sample Preparation D2013 55 Carbon, Fixed D3172 55 Coal, Sulfur D4239 55 Coal, Percent Volatiles D3175 15 Ash,Loss on Ignition(LOI)D3174 15 Ash, Fusion Temperature D1857 15 Free Swelling Index D720 15 Dry Weight** D3173 / D3302 55 Total Chlorine D6721 36 Mercury D6722 36 Selenium D4606 ICP-AES 20 Nickel D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Manganese D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Lead D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Chromium D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Cadmium D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Beryllium D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Arsenic D6357-04 ICPMS 20 Attachment 2 is FAR Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Sep 2007) An offeror shall complete only paragraph (k) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov . If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) through (j) of this provision. Attachment 3 is DFARS PROVISION 252.212-7000 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2005) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause? (1) ?Foreign person? means any person other than a United States person as defined in Section 16(2) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 2415). (2) ?United States? means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, outlying areas, and the outer Continental Shelf as defined in 43 U.S.C. 1331. (3) ?United States person? is defined in Section 16(2) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 and means any United States resident or national (other than an individual resident outside the United States and employed by other than a United States person), any domestic concern (including any permanent domestic establishment of any foreign concern), and any foreign subsidiary or affiliate (including any permanent foreign establishment) of any domestic concern which is controlled in fact by such domestic concern, as determined under regulations of the President. (b) Certification. By submitting this offer, the Offeror, if a foreign person, company or entity, certifies that it? (1) Does not comply with the Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel; and (2) Is not taking or knowingly agreeing to take any action, with respect to the Secondary Boycott of Israel by Arab countries, which 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 2407(a) prohibits a United States person from taking. (c) Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea. (This representation does not apply to solicitations for the direct purchase of ocean transportation services). (1) The Offeror shall indicate by checking the appropriate blank in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision whether transportation of supplies by sea is anticipated under the resultant contract. The term ?supplies? is defined in the Transportation of Supplies by Sea clause of this solicitation. (2) Representation. The Offeror represents that it?

R -- Definitional Mission to Evaluate Power Sector Projects in Tajikistan

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA Contracts Office | Published November 7, 2007  -  Deadline November 19, 2007
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SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION: Solicitation Number RFQ-CO2008810001, Definitional Mission to Evaluate Power Sector Projects in Tajikistan is being issued as a RFQ. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Two copies of your offer are due no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on November 19, 2007 to Contracting Office, U. S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. This procurement is a small business set aside with a small business size standard of less than $6M annual sales under NAICS code 541611. Award is limited to U. S. firms or U. S. individuals. Contractor and U. S. subcontractor employees used shall be either U. S. citizens or non-U. S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. Contractor use of subcontractors is limited to less than fifty percent of the proposed price. International transportation and insurance must have their nationality, source and origin in the U. S. Local lodging, food and transportation in the host country are not subject to this restriction. The Government's estimate for this procurement does not exceed $45,000. The Government contemplates award of a firm fixed price contract. Proposals submitted by email or by facsimile will not be accepted. All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) in order to receive a contract award. For additional information regarding this solicitation, email contract@ustda.gov, telephone calls will not be accepted. SERVICES AND PRICES: Line Item 1 is a Planned Itinerary, Purchase of Tickets and Required Insurance Declarations (not-to-exceed 30% of the proposed contract price). Line Item 2 is the Final Report . DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Please see the FEDBIZOPS attachment to this solicitation. Vendors are reminded that failing to be properly enrolled in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System, providing accurate Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)/Tax Identification Number (TIN) information shall be excluded from award. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE. Country Manager Scott Greenip has been designated as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this requirement. All services are subject to the COTR's final approval. All work will be inspected and accepted at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA. DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract shall start within two weeks after the effective date of award and completion is expected within sixty calendar days from that date. Performance of this contract shall be at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA, at other locations in the U.S., and/or the designated host country. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: This solicitation includes the following additional contract requirements and terms and conditions- CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND KEY PERSONNEL. The contractor shall provide the key personnel listed in its proposal to perform the work. In particular the contractor shall ensure that its team has experience and expertise with coal-fired power plants, hydropower plants and coal mines. It is expected that the key personnel with experience in these three areas will travel to Tajikistan. Changes in key personnel may only be made with the Contracting Officer's prior written approval. CONTRACTOR FOLLOW-ON (INELIGIBILITY). The Contractor and its subcontractors shall be ineligible to compete for, as a prime or subcontractor or otherwise, USTDA funded activities that result from this contract. USTDA reserves the right to grant a waiver, based upon FAR 9.503, if preclusion of the contractor or its subcontractors from the follow-on activity would not be in the Government's interest. This restriction shall remain in effect for three years from the completion of this contract. The contractor agrees to include this provision in all subcontracts to this contract. Contractor Insurance. DEFENSE BASE ACT INSURANCE. Prior to departure to the host country, the contractor shall obtain Defense Base Act and Medical Evacuation insurance. Proof of such insurance shall be submitted with the initial invoice. Pursuant to FAR 52.228-3, the contractor is required to have DBA coverage for its employees performing work overseas. The contractor agrees to procure the insurance pursuant to the terms of the Contract between the USAID and USAID's insurance carrier unless the contractor has a DBE self-insurance program approved by the Department of Labor or has an approved retrospective rating agreement for DBA. This insurance is currently required to be place in accordance with USAID Contract HNE-Q-00-98-00106-00 with Fidelity and Casualty of New York through its agent: Rutherfoord International, 5500 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22132, phone (703) 813-6506; facsimile (703) 354-0370; email to dproctor@rutherfoord.com. The current rate is $2.15 per $100 of employee salary during the time spent out of the country. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base act insurance requirements in all subcontracts under this contract. MEDICAL EVACUATION INSURANCE. In addition, all Contractor personnel working outside the United States shall have medical evacuation insurance for the days spent outside the U. S. This insurance shall be obtained from Medex Assistance Corporation (MEDEX). Applications for coverage may be requested by writing to MEDEX, P. O. Box 19056, Baltimore, MD 21284; by calling (800) 537-2029, by facsimile (410) 308-7905, or by email to operations@medexassist.com. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base and medical evacuation insurance requirements in all subcontracts under the contract. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-16. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (available at www.arnet.gov), applies to this acquisition. The following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.228-3, Workman?s Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act); and FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; FAR 52.222-1, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; and FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans. INSTRUCTIONS/CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS OR RESPONDENTS: The Provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial (available at www.ustda.gov under DM Solicitation forms), applies to this acquisition with the following addition: The contractor shall submit a Technical Proposal, not exceeding 25 pages, that documents their Technical/Financial Expertise and Definitional Mission Strategy/Approach (as outlined below in the evaluation factors for award), resumes for proposed key employees (not included in 25 page count), and reference information for at least one but not more than three clients for similar work in the last three years (not included in 25 page count). In addition, the contractor shall provide a separate Business/Cost proposal that contains the information in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1(b) (available at www.ustda.gov); a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (available at www.ustda.gov); completed Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheets for proposed key personnel (available at www.ustda.gov), and a completed Contractor Price Quotation Breakdown (available at www.ustda.gov). A signed SF 33 is no longer required to be submitted with your proposal. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (available at www.acquisition.gov under FAR), is being used. The following factors, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate all offers. All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important that cost or price. (1) Relevant technical experience and skills/capabilities in the sector, which includes coal-fired power plants, hydropower plants and coal mines, and knowledge of the country, region, and/or project; (2) Experience with relevant financing mechanism(s), including for power plants and coal mines; (3) Approach to work and proposed performance milestones based upon an understanding of USTDA's program objectives; (3) [equal weight] Discussion of potential project or sector-related issues, risks, or problem areas that may need to be identified, analyzed, investigated, or resolved; (5) Past Performance (Quality and Timeliness); (6) Relevant experience in identification, evaluation, and business development of international projects (including preparation of budgets and terms of reference for technical assistance and feasibility studies); (7) Discussion and strategy for evaluating U.S. export potential and competitiveness; (7) [equal weight] Discussion and strategy for evaluating economic and financial viability of the project; (9) Knowledge of industry and relevant sector contacts; (9) [equal weight] Quality, succinctness, and presentation of proposal, and; (11) Relevant foreign language skills.

R -- Definitional Mission for South and South Asia Region: Indonesia and Malaysia E-Government & ICT Projects

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA Contracts Office | Published November 13, 2007  -  Deadline November 29, 2007
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SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION: Solicitation Number RFQ-CO2008310002, Definitional Mission for South and South Asia Regional to Evaluate Projects in Indonesia and Malaysia E-Government and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector is being issued as a RFQ. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Two copies of your offer are due no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on November 29, 2007 to Contracting Office, U. S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. This procurement is a small business set aside with a small business size standard of less than $6M annual sales under NAICS code 541611. Award is limited to U. S. firms or U. S. individuals. Contractor and U. S. subcontractor employees used shall be either U. S. citizens or non-U. S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. Contractor use of subcontractors is limited to less than fifty percent of the proposed price. International transportation and insurance must have their nationality, source and origin in the U. S. Local lodging, food and transportation in the host country are not subject to this restriction. The Government's estimate for this procurement does not exceed $55,000. The Government contemplates award of a firm fixed price contract. Proposals submitted by email or by facsimile will not be accepted. All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) in order to receive a contract award. For additional information regarding this solicitation, email contract@ustda.gov, telephone calls will not be accepted. SERVICES AND PRICES: Line Item 1 is a Planned Itinerary, Purchase of Tickets and Required Insurance Declarations (not-to-exceed 30% of the proposed contract price). Line Item 2 is the Final Report . DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Please see the FEDBIZOPS attachment to this solicitation. Vendors are reminded that failing to be properly enrolled in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System, providing accurate Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)/Tax Identification Number (TIN) information shall be excluded from award. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE. Country Manager Steven Winkates has been designated as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this requirement. All services are subject to the COTR's final approval. All work will be inspected and accepted at USTDA?s Office, Arlington, VA. DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract shall start immediately after the effective date of award. The Contractor shall submit all deliverables under this Contract to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) on or about March 30, 2008. The Period of Performance for this Contract shall be one year from the date of the Contracting Officer's signature on the Contract. Performance of this contract shall be at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA, at other locations in the U.S., and/or the designated host country. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: This solicitation includes the following additional contract requirements and terms and conditions- CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND KEY PERSONNEL. The contractor shall provide the key personnel listed in its proposal to perform the work. Changes in key personnel may only be made with the Contracting Officer's prior written approval. CONTRACTOR FOLLOW-ON (INELIGIBILITY). The Contractor and its subcontractors shall be ineligible to compete for, as a prime or subcontractor or otherwise, USTDA funded activities that result from this contract. USTDA reserves the right to grant a waiver, based upon FAR 9.503, if preclusion of the contractor or its subcontractors from the follow-on activity would not be in the Government's interest. This restriction shall remain in effect for three years from the completion of this contract. The contractor agrees to include this provision in all subcontracts to this contract. Contractor Insurance. DEFENSE BASE ACT INSURANCE. Prior to departure to the host country, the contractor shall obtain Defense Base Act and Medical Evacuation insurance. Proof of such insurance shall be submitted with the initial invoice. Pursuant to FAR 52.228-3, the contractor is required to have DBA coverage for its employees performing work overseas. The contractor agrees to procure the insurance pursuant to the terms of the Contract between the USAID and USAID's insurance carrier unless the contractor has a DBE self-insurance program approved by the Department of Labor or has an approved retrospective rating agreement for DBA. This insurance is currently required to be place in accordance with USAID Contract HNE-Q-00-98-00106-00 with Fidelity and Casualty of New York through its agent: Rutherfoord International, 5500 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22132, phone (703) 813-6506; facsimile (703) 354-0370; email to dproctor@rutherfoord.com. The current rate is $2.15 per $100 of employee salary during the time spent out of the country. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base act insurance requirements in all subcontracts under this contract. MEDICAL EVACUATION INSURANCE. In addition, all Contractor personnel working outside the United States shall have medical evacuation insurance for the days spent outside the U. S. This insurance shall be obtained from Medex Assistance Corporation (MEDEX). Applications for coverage may be requested by writing to MEDEX, P. O. Box 19056, Baltimore, MD 21284; by calling (800) 537-2029, by facsimile (410) 308-7905, or by email to operations@medexassist.com. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base and medical evacuation insurance requirements in all subcontracts under the contract. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-16. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (available at www.arnet.gov), applies to this acquisition. The following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.228-3, Workman's Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act); and FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; FAR 52.222-1, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; and FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans. INSTRUCTIONS/CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS OR RESPONDENTS: The Provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial (available at www.ustda.gov under DM Solicitation forms), applies to this acquisition with the following addition: The contractor shall submit a Technical Proposal, not exceeding 25 pages, that documents their Technical/Financial Expertise and Definitional Mission Strategy/Approach (as outlined below in the evaluation factors for award), resumes for proposed key employees (not included in 25 page count), and reference information for at least one but not more than three clients for similar work in the last three years (not included in 25 page count). In addition, the contractor shall provide a separate Business/Cost proposal that contains the information in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1(b) (available at www.ustda.gov); a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (available at www.ustda.gov); completed Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheets for proposed key personnel (available at www.ustda.gov), and a completed Contractor Price Quotation Breakdown (available at www.ustda.gov). A signed SF 33 is no longer required to be submitted with your proposal. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (available at www.acquisition.gov under FAR), is being used. The following factors, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate all offers. All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important that cost or price. (1) Relevant technical experience and skills/capabilities in the sector, which includes coal-fired power plants, hydropower plants and coal mines, and knowledge of the country, region, and/or project; (2) Experience with relevant financing mechanism(s), including for power plants and coal mines; (3) Approach to work and proposed performance milestones based upon an understanding of USTDA's program objectives; (3) [equal weight] Discussion of potential project or sector-related issues, risks, or problem areas that may need to be identified, analyzed, investigated, or resolved; (5) Past Performance (Quality and Timeliness); (6) Relevant experience in identification, evaluation, and business development of international projects (including preparation of budgets and terms of reference for technical assistance and feasibility studies); (7) Discussion and strategy for evaluating U.S. export potential and competitiveness; (7) [equal weight] Discussion and strategy for evaluating economic and financial viability of the project; (9) Knowledge of industry and relevant sector contacts; (9) [equal weight] Quality, succinctness, and presentation of proposal, and; (11) Relevant foreign language skills.

R -- Definitional Mission in Cambodia for Energy Sector Projects

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA Contracts Office | Published November 13, 2007  -  Deadline November 30, 2007
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SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION: Solicitation Number RFQ-CO2008310001, Definitional Mission to Cambodia to Evaluate Projects in the Energy Sector is being issued as a RFQ. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Two copies of your offer are due no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on November 30, 2007 to Contracting Office, U. S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. This procurement is a small business set aside with a small business size standard of less than $6M annual sales under NAICS code 541611. Award is limited to U. S. firms or U. S. individuals. Contractor and U. S. subcontractor employees used shall be either U. S. citizens or non-U. S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. Contractor use of subcontractors is limited to less than fifty percent of the proposed price. International transportation and insurance must have their nationality, source and origin in the U. S. Local lodging, food and transportation in the host country are not subject to this restriction. The Government's estimate for this procurement does not exceed $40,000. The Government contemplates award of a firm fixed price contract. Proposals submitted by email or by facsimile will not be accepted. All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) in order to receive a contract award. For additional information regarding this solicitation, email contract@ustda.gov, telephone calls will not be accepted. SERVICES AND PRICES: Line Item 1 is a Planned Itinerary, Purchase of Tickets and Required Insurance Declarations (not-to-exceed 30% of the proposed contract price). Line Item 2 is the Final Report . DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Please see the FEDBIZOPS attachment to this solicitation. Vendors are reminded that failing to be properly enrolled in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System, providing accurate Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)/Tax Identification Number (TIN) information shall be excluded from award. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE. Country Manager Steven Winkates has been designated as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this requirement. All services are subject to the COTR's final approval. All work will be inspected and accepted at USTDA?s Office, Arlington, VA. DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract shall start immediately after the effective date of award. The Contractor shall submit all deliverables under this Contract to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) on or about March 1, 2008. The Period of Performance for this Contract shall be one year from the date of the Contracting Officer's signature on the Contract. Performance of this contract shall be at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA, at other locations in the U.S., and/or the designated host country. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: This solicitation includes the following additional contract requirements and terms and conditions- CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND KEY PERSONNEL. The contractor shall provide the key personnel listed in its proposal to perform the work. Changes in key personnel may only be made with the Contracting Officer's prior written approval. CONTRACTOR FOLLOW-ON (INELIGIBILITY). The Contractor and its subcontractors shall be ineligible to compete for, as a prime or subcontractor or otherwise, USTDA funded activities that result from this contract. USTDA reserves the right to grant a waiver, based upon FAR 9.503, if preclusion of the contractor or its subcontractors from the follow-on activity would not be in the Government's interest. This restriction shall remain in effect for three years from the completion of this contract. The contractor agrees to include this provision in all subcontracts to this contract. Contractor Insurance. DEFENSE BASE ACT INSURANCE. Prior to departure to the host country, the contractor shall obtain Defense Base Act and Medical Evacuation insurance. Proof of such insurance shall be submitted with the initial invoice. Pursuant to FAR 52.228-3, the contractor is required to have DBA coverage for its employees performing work overseas. The contractor agrees to procure the insurance pursuant to the terms of the Contract between the USAID and USAID's insurance carrier unless the contractor has a DBE self-insurance program approved by the Department of Labor or has an approved retrospective rating agreement for DBA. This insurance is currently required to be place in accordance with USAID Contract HNE-Q-00-98-00106-00 with Fidelity and Casualty of New York through its agent: Rutherfoord International, 5500 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22132, phone (703) 813-6506; facsimile (703) 354-0370; email to dproctor@rutherfoord.com. The current rate is $2.15 per $100 of employee salary during the time spent out of the country. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base act insurance requirements in all subcontracts under this contract. MEDICAL EVACUATION INSURANCE. In addition, all Contractor personnel working outside the United States shall have medical evacuation insurance for the days spent outside the U. S. This insurance shall be obtained from Medex Assistance Corporation (MEDEX). Applications for coverage may be requested by writing to MEDEX, P. O. Box 19056, Baltimore, MD 21284; by calling (800) 537-2029, by facsimile (410) 308-7905, or by email to operations@medexassist.com. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base and medical evacuation insurance requirements in all subcontracts under the contract. CONTRACT CLAUSES: The Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-16. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (available at www.arnet.gov), applies to this acquisition. The following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.228-3, Workman's Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act); and FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; FAR 52.222-1, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; and FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans. INSTRUCTIONS/CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS OR RESPONDENTS: The Provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial (available at www.ustda.gov under DM Solicitation forms), applies to this acquisition with the following addition: The contractor shall submit a Technical Proposal, not exceeding 25 pages, that documents their Technical/Financial Expertise and Definitional Mission Strategy/Approach (as outlined below in the evaluation factors for award), resumes for proposed key employees (not included in 25 page count), and reference information for at least one but not more than three clients for similar work in the last three years (not included in 25 page count). In addition, the contractor shall provide a separate Business/Cost proposal that contains the information in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1(b) (available at www.ustda.gov); a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (available at www.ustda.gov); completed Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheets for proposed key personnel (available at www.ustda.gov), and a completed Contractor Price Quotation Breakdown (available at www.ustda.gov). A signed SF 33 is no longer required to be submitted with your proposal. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (available at www.acquisition.gov under FAR), is being used. The following factors, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate all offers. All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important that cost or price. (1) Relevant technical experience and skills/capabilities in the sector, which includes coal-fired power plants, hydropower plants and coal mines, and knowledge of the country, region, and/or project; (2) Experience with relevant financing mechanism(s), including for power plants and coal mines; (3) Approach to work and proposed performance milestones based upon an understanding of USTDA's program objectives; (3) [equal weight] Discussion of potential project or sector-related issues, risks, or problem areas that may need to be identified, analyzed, investigated, or resolved; (5) Past Performance (Quality and Timeliness); (6) Relevant experience in identification, evaluation, and business development of international projects (including preparation of budgets and terms of reference for technical assistance and feasibility studies); (7) Discussion and strategy for evaluating U.S. export potential and competitiveness; (7) [equal weight] Discussion and strategy for evaluating economic and financial viability of the project; (9) Knowledge of industry and relevant sector contacts; (9) [equal weight] Quality, succinctness, and presentation of proposal, and; (11) Relevant foreign language skills.

A -- Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published November 13, 2007  -  Deadline November 19, 2007
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This synopsis is being posted to both the Federal Business Opportunities(FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov and the Navy Electronic Commerce on Line(NECO) site located at https://www.neco.navy.mil. While it is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the internet, NECO is the alternative in case FBO is unavailable. Please feel free to use either site to access information posted by the Navy Sea Systems Command. This is a combined synopsis and solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Request For Quotation (RFQ) number is N66604-08-Q-0395. Incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2000-07. NUWC Division Newport intends to purchase the following items: Two (2) 10 cell Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks (SOFCs). Required delivery is 14 days after award, F.O.B. Destination Naval Station Newport; Newport, RI. It is expected to place a purchase order with Delphi Corporation, on a sole source basis. The Department of Energy (DOE) and The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) will provide for independent testing and evaluation of solid oxide fuel cell stacks being developed under the DOE?s Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) program. These power sources must operate in an air free environment. SOFCs operating on pure oxygen instead of air are unique to the SOFC research committee. Oxygen blown coal gasifiers could be designed to provide pure oxygen feed to the SOFC power plant block. Understanding SOFC performance under these extreme conditions will be useful for future coal gasification plants as well as NUWC?s Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). It is expected that NUWCDIVNPT will test a variety of solid oxide fuel cells being developed under the SECA program. The first stack to be tested will be from Delphi, a SECA Industry Team partner. Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) rating of DO-C9 applies. Offers must be submitted to Commercial Acquisition, Building 11, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Code 11912, Simonpietri Drive, Newport, Rhode Island 02841-1708 or may be faxed to 401-832-4820. Offers must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2007. For information on this acquisition contact Steve Lamb at 401-832-8526. For further information about all NUWC Division Newport acquisitions visit our web site at http://www.npt.nuwc.navy.mil/contract/. See Notes _.

R -- Definitional Mission: Philippines and Indonesia Environmental Sector Projects

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA Contracts Office | Published November 14, 2007  -  Deadline December 3, 2007
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SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION: Solicitation Number RFQ-CO2008310003, Definitional Mission to South and Southeast Asia Regional to Evaluate the Philippines and Indonesia Environmental Sector is being issued as a RFQ. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Two copies of your offer are due no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on December 3, 2007 to Contracting Office, U. S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. This procurement is a small business set aside with a small business size standard of less than $6M annual sales under NAICS code 541611. Award is limited to U. S. firms or U. S. individuals. Contractor and U. S. subcontractor employees used shall be either U. S. citizens or non-U. S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. Contractor use of subcontractors is limited to less than fifty percent of the proposed price. International transportation and insurance must have their nationality, source and origin in the U. S. Local lodging, food and transportation in the host country are not subject to this restriction. The Government's estimate for this procurement does not exceed $75,000. The Government contemplates award of a firm fixed price contract. Proposals submitted by email or by facsimile will not be accepted. All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) in order to receive a contract award. For additional information regarding this solicitation, email contract@ustda.gov, telephone calls will not be accepted. SERVICES AND PRICES: Line Item 1 is a Planned Itinerary, Purchase of Tickets and Required Insurance Declarations (not-to-exceed 30% of the proposed contract price). Line Item 2 is the Final Report . DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Please see the FEDBIZOPS attachment to this solicitation. Vendors are reminded that failing to be properly enrolled in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System, providing accurate Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)/Tax Identification Number (TIN) information shall be excluded from award. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE. Country Manager Steven Winkates has been designated as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this requirement. All services are subject to the COTR's final approval. All work will be inspected and accepted at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA. 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In addition, the contractor shall provide a separate Business/Cost proposal that contains the information in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1(b) (available at www.ustda.gov); a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (available at www.ustda.gov); completed Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheets for proposed key personnel (available at www.ustda.gov), and a completed Contractor Price Quotation Breakdown (available at www.ustda.gov). A signed SF 33 is no longer required to be submitted with your proposal. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (available at www.acquisition.gov under FAR), is being used. The following factors, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate all offers. All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important that cost or price. (1) Relevant technical experience and skills/capabilities in the sector, which includes coal-fired power plants, hydropower plants and coal mines, and knowledge of the country, region, and/or project; (2) Experience with relevant financing mechanism(s), including for power plants and coal mines; (3) Approach to work and proposed performance milestones based upon an understanding of USTDA's program objectives; (3) [equal weight] Discussion of potential project or sector-related issues, risks, or problem areas that may need to be identified, analyzed, investigated, or resolved; (5) Past Performance (Quality and Timeliness); (6) Relevant experience in identification, evaluation, and business development of international projects (including preparation of budgets and terms of reference for technical assistance and feasibility studies); (7) Discussion and strategy for evaluating U.S. export potential and competitiveness; (7) [equal weight] Discussion and strategy for evaluating economic and financial viability of the project; (9) Knowledge of industry and relevant sector contacts; (9) [equal weight] Quality, succinctness, and presentation of proposal, and; (11) Relevant foreign language skills.

53--Abrasive Blast Media, Coal Slag

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published November 19, 2007
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The Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay, GA has a requirement for bulk abrasive blast media, coal slag, medium grit, in accordance with MIL-A-22262B(SH) and QPL-22262-28, estimated 1,200 tons per year commencing 15 Jan 2008 through 14 Jan 2009. The solicitation will be made available to the public via posting on FedBizOps. The anticipated release date is 20 Nov 2007. Only written or electronic responses to the solicitation will be accepted. The deadline for receipt of responses will be identified on the actual solicitation. All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by the agency. Numbered note 12 applies. This procurement is being conducted under FAR 13.5 Commercial Item Test Program. Any modification to this pre-solicitation notice, the solicitation, amendment(s) to the solicitation, and the contract award notice will be made available to the public via posting on FedBizOps. It is recommended that all interested offerors register for au! tomatic email notification from FedBizOps through their Vendor Notification Service. Disclaimer: This service is provided for convenience only and does not serve as a guarantee of notification. Subscribers to this list service are ultimately responsible for reviewing the Federal Business Opportunities site for all information relevant to desired acquisitions.
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