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FAP Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 by Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir (MICC-FB) for Army Community Service, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Arlington Virginia. This combined synopsis/solicitation constitutes the only solicitation that will be issued. The combined synopsis/solicitation number for this RFQ is W91QV1-16-T-4910. This requirement is for a Base Year, period of performance 27 September 2016 - 26 September 2017 with 2 (12 month option years). This combined synopsis/solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System can be accessed via the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm (FAR) and http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm (DFARS). The North American Industrial Classification System Code is 561110 with the small business size standard of $7.5 million. This acquisition is set-aside 100% for small businesses. Quotes for this combined synopsis/solicitation shall be email to Pamela Beharrie @ pamela.r.beharrie.civ@mail.mil. Emailed quotes must be received on or before September 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Quotes can also be hand-carried, provided through postal service and must be provided on or before September 23, 2016 by 10:00 a. m. Eastern Standard Time The Government will award a Firm-Fixed Price contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quotation conforms to the solicitation and the Performance Work Statement. Pricing Schedule:BASE YEAR 0001. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Prevention Supportive Services QTY 12, Unit of Issue - Months, Unit Price and Total Price 0002. Contract Manpower Report (CMRA) QTY 1, Unit of Issue - Each, Unit Price and Total Price OPTION YEAR ONE (1) 1001. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Prevention Supportive Services QTY 12, Unit of Issue - Months, Unit Price and Total Price 1002. Contract Manpower Report (CMRA) QTY 1, Unit of Issue - Each, Unit Price and Total Price OPTION YEAR TWO (2) 2001. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Prevention Supportive Services QTY 12, Unit of Issue - Months, Unit Price and Total Price 2002. Contract Manpower Report (CMRA) QTY 1, Unit of Issue - Each, Unit Price and Total Price PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT (PWS) forFAP Prevention Supportive ServicesArmy Community Service, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PART 1 GENERNAL INFORMATION 1.0 GENERAL: Services contained in this performance work statement (PWS) support an ongoing program of community education services within the National Capital Region (NCR) including, but not limited to, the Pentagon, Headquarter agencies in the NCR, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Fort Belvoir (as requested) and Headquarters Battalion, United States Army (USA). The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) promotes healthy family lifestyles with a focus on preventing and treating the problems associated with child abuse and neglect and spouse abuse. The JBM-HH proponent for the FAP is the FAP Manager (FAPM) at Army Community Service (ACS), who also oversees the satisfactory performance of all services performed for the JBMHH, ACS FAP. The FAPM, or designee, provides technical oversight for the FAP Prevention Supportive services. 1.1 SCOPE: The work described in this PWS supports efforts to promote awareness of family violence, and encourage positive relationships in married and single personnel, and in parents and children, through a variety of education formats. 1.2 QUALITY CONTROL: The Contractor shall develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are performed in accordance with this PWS. The Contractor shall develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. The Contractor's quality control plan is the means by which he or she assures that his or her work complies with the requirement of the contract. The Contractor shall develop quality control procedures that address the areas identified in the "Performance Requirements Summary" and shall submit within fifteen (15) calendar days of contract award for Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) information and approval. After acceptance of the quality control plan, the Contractor shall receive the Contracting Officer's acceptance in writing of any proposed change to his or her quality control plan. 1.3 QUALITY ASSURANCE: The Government shall evaluate the Contractor's performance under this contract in accordance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). This plan is primarily focused on what the Government must do to ensure that the Contractor has performed in accordance with the performance standards. It defines how the performance standards will be applied and method of surveillance. 1.4 SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: The security requirements are in accordance with ARNORTH Form XXX, Contract Requirements Package Antiterrorism and Operations Security Review Cover Sheet. 1.4.1 Pre-screen applicants using E-Verify Program. All contractor employees requiring physical access to JBM-HH for contract performance shall be pre-screened by the Contractor using the E-verify Program (http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify) website to meet the established employment eligibility requirements and shall provide only eligible employees for contract performance while on the installation. 1.4.2 The Contractor shall screen its employees (through local law enforcement checks) PRIOR to employment under this UNCLASSIFIED contract and before being authorized access to the military installation/Government facility. The Contractor shall assume all costs involved in screenings initiated by the Contractor (i.e., local law enforcement checks). 1.4.3 Screening checks to be initiated by the Contractor will include the following items: Local law enforcement checks conducted for the contractor employee's county of residence and county of employment for the past five (5) years. Findings of the local law enforcement check will be submitted to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) within five (5) business days of contract start date. 1.4.4 The Contractor employee must have a favorable completed Child and Youth National Agency Checks with Inquiries (CNACI) in accordance with Army guidance and AR 2014-23. This investigation must be verifiable in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) in order to get computer access and a common access card. 1.4.5 The Contracting Officer or an appointed representative may request, in writing, a copy of the screening for an employee. If information is found that presents a conflict with any law or regulation or the terms and conditions of this contract, the Contracting Officer can request in writing that the employee be removed from work under this contract. 1.4.6 The Contractor shall not have access to any documents or information with a higher security classification than "For Official Use Only." 1.4.7 For Contracts That Require Handling or Access to Controlled Unclassified Information. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (DEC 1991) (a) The Contractor shall not release to anyone outside the Contractor's organization any unclassified information, regardless of medium (e.g., film, tape, document), pertaining to any part of this contract or any program related to this contract, unless (1) The Contracting Officer has given prior written approval; or (2) The information is otherwise in the public domain before the date of release. (b) Requests for approval shall identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. The Contractor shall submit its request to the Contracting Officer at least 45 days before the proposed date for release. 1.4.8 Access to Government Information Systems. All contractor and all associated sub-contractors employees requiring access to a Government Information System (IS) shall be registered in the ATCTS (Army Training Certification Tracking System) at commencement of services, and shall successfully complete the DoD Information Assurance Awareness training prior to accessing the IS, and then annually thereafter. 1.4.9 Installation record checks (IRD) to be initiated by the installation FAPM, in accordance with the FAP accreditation standard 66000.7, AR 608-18, and DoDI 1402.05, will include: • Army Central Registry (ACR) check to be completed by FAP, Social Work Services (SWS) representative at U.S. Army Rader Health Clinic • Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Check to be completed by an ASAP representative. • Directorate of Emergency Services, Office of Provost Marshall background Check. To be completed on JBM-HH. 1.4.10 Until all background screenings (CNACI and IRCs) results are returned, contractor shall always perform work involving child audiences in the presence, and under the direct observation of, JBM-HH FAP staff with a completed clearance (IAW Army regulations). The KO, or an appointed representative, may request, in writing, a copy of the screening for an employee. If information is found, that presents a conflict with any law or regulation or the terms and conditions of this contract, the KO can request in writing that the employee be removed from work under this contract. 1.5 INSTALLATION ACCESS AND CONTROL: Contractor personnel and property shall be subject to search and seizure upon entering or upon leaving the confines of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Entry to JBM-HH requires the following: current vehicle registration, proof of valid vehicle insurance, valid driver's license for the vehicle driver, and picture identification for other personnel. The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that all contractor personnel authorized to perform work under this contract obtain installation access. Furthermore, contractors and their contract employees requiring access to the installation shall comply with the installation access control policies and procedures. The Government will not be responsible for damages due to delay or stoppages caused by failure to comply. 1.5.1 Installation Access - Vetting (CAC). PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL (SEPT 2007), (a) The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance M-05-24 and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201. 1.5.2 Installation Access - Identity Proofing. All contractor employees who require physical access to JBM-HH for contract performance shall present an Acceptable Identity Source Document, as identified in Section 2 of Attachment 4 of DoD Directive Type Memorandum 09-012, "Interim Policy Guidance for DoD Physical Access Control" (available at http://www.dtimil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/DTM-09-012.pdf) to access the installation. 1.5.3 Installation Access - Purpose for Access. The Contractor shall maintain awareness of contractor employees who have been vetted and approved to access the installation and shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing within forty-eight (48) hours of any contractor or sub-contractor employee who resigns, is terminated, or for any other reason is no longer authorized to access JBM-HH for the purpose of performance of this contract. For contracts with a performance period longer than three months, the Contractor shall reconcile his roster of currently-approved personnel with the JBM-HH Visitor Control Center (VCC) to ensure that both the Contractor and a JBM-HH Official maintain accurate awareness of the contractor employees who are authorized to access the installation. 1.5.4 Surrender Common Access Cards (CACs). The Contractor shall ensure that all contractor employee Common Access Cards (CACs), badges, passes or other access credentials which were issued under this contract are surrendered to the COR upon completion of the contract. CACs, badges, passes and other access credentials are Department of Defense (DoD) property and failure to surrender them may be punishable under 18 USC § 701. 1.6 SAFETY: The Contractor shall be responsible for initiating, maintaining, and supervising all safety precautions and programs in connection with the work. The Contractor shall comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and Federal, state, DoD, Army and JBM-HH Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) requirements. Except as otherwise stated in the contract, if the Contractor employee encounters material on the project site reasonably believed to be hazardous (such as ammunitions), the Contractor employee shall immediately stop work in the affected area and give notice of the condition to the KO or designated representative. Work in the affected area shall not resume without written permission of the KO or designated representative. 1.7. SERIOUS ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING: The Contractor employee shall report serious accidents and incidents incurred while performing work under this contract immediately by the most expeditious means possible but not more than one hour following the accident or incident to the Fort Myer Directorate of Emergency Services, the Safety Office, and KO. Serious accidents and incidents include, but are not limited to, those defined in AR 385-10 and AR 190-40 respectively or referenced in other applicable directives. 7.1. Record of Injury: Immediately after a job-connected injury, the Contractor employee shall prepare a record of the incident/accident and forward it to the COR. The COR will forward the incident/accident report to the Command Safety Office. If more information is required the Command Safety office will coordinate with the COR for the required information. 1.8 CONTRACT MANPOWER REPORTING: "The contractor shall report ALL contractor labor hours (including subcontractor laborhours) required for performance of services provided under this contract for the [NAMEDCOMPONENT] via a secure data collection site. The contractor is required to completely fill inall required data fields using the following web address: http://www.ecmra.mil/. Reporting inputs will be for the labor executed during the period of performance duringeach Government fiscal year (FY), which runs October 1 through September 30. While inputsmay be reported any time during the FY, all data shall be reported no later than October 31 ofeach calendar year, beginning with 2013. Contractors may direct questions to the help desk athelp desk at: http://www.ecmra.mill/".1.9 CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL: For the purpose of this contract, the term "Contractor personnel" applies to all Contractor employees or any other person(s) acting for or on behalf of the Contractor to perform work on this contract. 1.9.1 Contractor Employee: Contractor employee shall be trained, qualified, certified and/or licensed under the requirements specified in this contract prior to starting work. The Contractor shall maintain records of training qualifications, certifications, and licenses and provide them to the Contracting Officer upon request. The Contractor shall ensure that the employee remains fully qualified to perform work under this contract. The Contractor shall maintain the work force in such a manner as to ensure that the employees remain fully qualified. The Contracting Officer will be notified immediately for further actions if the contractor employee exhibits any of the following: fails to complete tasks outlined within the PWS, presents to work under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, breaks the rules of confidentiality, displays other various breeches of appropriate behavior, attitude, or actions. 1.9.2 Contractor Personnel Constraints: The Contractor shall not hire for this contract, any person whose employment would result in a conflict of interest, or employment which is prohibited by Department of Defense Regulation 5500.7-R entitled "Joint Ethics Regulation (JER)", Dated August 30, 1993. 1.9.3 Restricted Personnel: The Contractor shall not employ persons for work on this contract if such employee is considered by the Installation Commander or designated representative to be a potential threat to the health, safety, security, general well being, or operational mission of the Installation and its population. 1.9.4 Contractor Personnel Conduct: The contractor shall not, through his/her conduct or behavior, engage in activities, which negatively reflect on the office for which the Contractor will perform services for the community. Contractor shall maintain a neat, well-groomed, professional appearance at all times. Contractor shall conduct all business and discussion in a professional manner, maintain decorum and language conducive to the conduction of business in a government setting. Dress is expected to be business attire. Any dress less than this will be authorized by the receiving officer for special occasions only. 1.10 IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES: All contract personnel attending meetings, answering Government telephones, and working in other situations where their contractor status is not obvious to third parties are required to identify themselves as such to avoid creating an impression in the minds of members of the public that they are Government officials. They must also ensure that all documents or reports produced by contractors are suitably marked as contractor products or that contractor participation is appropriately disclosed. Contractor personnel will be required to obtain and wear badges in the performance of this service. 1.10.1 The Contractor shall not employ any person who is an employee of the United States Government if the employment of that person would create a conflict of interest. 1.10.2 The Contractor shall ensure all personnel receive an annual awareness briefing or training on Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP). Proof that all personnel received CTIP awareness or training shall be made available to the Government upon request. 11.1 CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING: All Contractor employees requiring physical access to JBM-HH for contract performance shall complete then submit certificates of completion to the COR for the following trainings within 10 calendar days of new contractor employees' commencing performance. Trainings are offered through JBM-HH or online: 11.1.1 AT Level I Training. All contractor employees requiring physical access to JBM-HH for contract performance shall complete AT Level I awareness training within 30 calendar days after contract start date or effective date of incorporation of this requirement into the contract, whichever is applicable. The contractor shall submit certificates of completion for each affected contractor employee, to the COR or to the contracting officer if a COR is not assigned, within 10 calendar days after completion of training by all employees. AT level I awareness training is available at https://atlevel1.dtimil/at. 11.1.2 iWATCH Briefing. All contractor employees shall attend a briefing on the local iWATCH program provided by the JBM-HH ATO or Security Office. This locallydeveloped briefing will be used to inform employees of the types of suspicious behavior to report to the COR or to the JBM-HH Police Department. This briefing shall be completed within 30 calendar days of contract award and within 30 calendar days of new employees' commencing performance with the results reported to the COR no later than 30 days after contract award and new employees' commencing performance. iWATCH training will be provided by the JBM-HH ATO or Security Office. 11.1.3 Operations Security (OPSEC) Training. All contractor employees requiring physical access to JBM-HH for contract performance shall complete Operations Security (OPSEC) training within 30 calendar days after contract start date or effective date of incorporation of this requirement into the contract, whichever is applicable. The contractor shall submit certificates of completion for each affected contractor employee to the COR or to the contracting officer if a COR is not assigned, within 10 calendar days after completion of training by all employees. OPSEC training is available at: http://cdsetrain.dtimil/opsec/index.htm 11.1.4 Information assurance (IA) Cyber Awareness Challenge training. All contractor employees must complete the DoD IA Cyber Awareness Challenge awareness training before issuance of network access and annually thereafter. All contractor employees working IA/IT functions must comply with DoD and Army training requirements in DoDD 8570.01, DoD 8570.01-M and AR 25-2 within six months of employment. 11.1.5 Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) training. The Contractor shall ensure contractor employees receive an annual awareness CTIP briefing or training. Proof that all personnel received CTIP awareness or training shall be made available to the Government upon request. 11.1.6 In addition to the above listed trainings, the contractor employee shall complete the following FAP-specific trainings, as they are offered at JBM-HH or online: • Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention (Dynamics of Family Violence) • Ethics Training • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP)Training (classroom based and online) • FAP (and ACS) Staff team-building activities (as requested) 1.12 HOURS OF OPERATION. Regular duty hours for Army Community Service are 0730 to 1600, Monday through Friday. Changes to the work shift may be necessitated by training schedules, marketing deadlines, and awareness campaign activities. Regular hours will be flex hours based on mission requirements to include weekends and evenings that will be coordinated in advance with the COR. Work beyond these hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) will be fulfilled at the normal rate. Duties outlined in PWS should be completed on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall; alternate work arrangements must be approved by the KO. 1.12.1 Contractor shall perform no work under this PWS on any legal public holidays, or other non-work days designated by Headquarters, JBM-HH i.e. when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closures. Legal Public holidays are as follows: • 1st of January (New Year's Day) • 3rd Monday in January (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday) • Last Monday in February (Presidents' Day) • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day) • 4th of July (Independence Day) • 1st Monday in September (Labor Day) • 2nd Monday in October (Columbus Day) • 11th of November (Veteran's Day) • 4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day) • 25th of December (Christmas Day) 1.13 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE. The COR will be nominated by the requiring activity and appointed by the contracting officer by separate letter. A copy of the COR's appointment letter will also be sent to the awarded Contractor, identifying the designated duties and limitations of the COR. The CORs' designated duties will describe the level of responsibility (inspection only - or inspection and acceptance) and what technical or administrative aspects of the contract are to be monitored. The COR's oversight responsibilities are not limited to the QASP since all listed contract requirements or tasks are expected to be met by the contractor at all times, the COR is authorized to conduct oversight on any and all tasks or requirements and report observations to the Contracting Officer. The COR is not authorized to change any terms or conditions in the contract that pertain to cost, schedule, performance, quality, quantity, or other legal aspects of the resulting order. 1.14 PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT (POC): The Contractor shall provide a primary POC for the KO and COR interface who shall be responsible for the performance of the provided services. The name of this person and an alternate(s) who shall act for the Contractor when the identified POC is absent and shall be designated in writing to the Contracting officer at least 5 days after contract award. POC or alternate shall have full authority to act for the contractor on all contract matters relating to daily operation of this contract. The POC shall be available, by phone, anytime Contractor personnel are performing services on JBM-HH. 1.15 POST AWARD CONFERENCE/PERIODIC PROGRESS MEETINGS: The Contractor agrees to attend any post award conference convened by the contracting activity or contract administration office in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 42.5. The contracting officer, Contracting Officers Representative (COR), and other Government personnel, as appropriate, may meet periodically with the contractor to review the contractor's performance. At these meetings the contracting officer will apprise the contractor of how the government views the contractor's performance and the contractor will apprise the Government of problems, if any, being experienced. Appropriate action shall be taken to resolve outstanding issues. These meetings shall be at no additional cost to the government. 1.15.1 The Contractor shall attend a basic orientation prior to assuming his/her specific duties as outlined in this PWS. The COR will provide the orientation i.e. ACS emergency procedures, ACS team member introduction, and tour of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. 1.16 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance shall be for one (1) Base period of 12 months and two (2) 12-month options. The Period of Performance reads as follows: Base: 27 SEP16 through 26 SEP 17 Option Year 1: 27 SEP 17 through 26 SEP 18 Option Year 2: 27 SEP 18 through 26 SEP 19 DEFINITIONS & ACRONYMS 2 DEFINITIONS & ACRONYMS ACS- Army Community Service CTIP- Combating Trafficking in Persons Contracting Officer's Representative (COR): A representative from the requiring activity assigned by the Contracting Officer to perform surveillance and to act as liaison to the contractor CTS- Client Tracking System Defective Service. A service output that does not meet the standard of performance associated with it in the Performance Work Statement. DA- Department of Army DoD - Department of Defense FAP - Family Advocacy Program IAW- In Accordance With IRC - Installation Records Check JBM-HH - Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall JPAS - Joint Personnel Adjudication System NCR- National Capitol Region NLT - Not Later Than PAO- Public Affairs Office POC - Point of Contact PWS - Performance Work Statement Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). An organized written document specifying the surveillance methodology to be used for surveillance of contractor performance Quality Control. Those actions taken by a contractor to control the performance of services so that they meet the requirements of the PWS. Quality Assurance. Those actions taken by the government to assure services meet the requirements of the Performance Work Statement. SHARP- Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention TARP- Threat Awareness & Reporting Program PART 3 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT, AND MATERIALS 3 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, and MATERIALS. The Government will provide the following to the contractor for use during the performance of this contract: 3.1 Facilities: The Government will provide the necessary workspace for the contractor staff to provide the support outlined in this PWS. 3.2 Utilities: The Government will provide all utilities in the facility for the contractor's use in performance of tasks outlined in this PWS. The Contractor shall instruct employees in utilities conservation practices. The contractor shall be responsible for operating under conditions that preclude the waste of utilities, such as turning off the water faucets or valves after using the required amount. 3.3 Equipment: The Contractor will have access to a computer with printer, fax machine, photocopier, desk space, telephones, and other items necessary to maintain an office environment and for use in carrying out tasks outline in this PWS. 3.3.1 The Government property made available under this contract shall be for use only in the performance of the contract. 3.3.2 The Government will not be responsible in any way for damage to the contractor's supplies, materials, equipment, or personal belongings brought into the building or onto the grounds due to fire, theft, accident or other disaster. PART 4 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED ITEMS AND SERVICES 4 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED PROPERTY. The Contractor shall furnish all services required to perform work under this contract that are not listed under Part C3 of this PWS. PART 5 SPECIFIC TASKS 5 SPECIFIC TASKS 5.1 BASIC SERVICES 5.1.2 The contractor employee shall be trained, qualified, certified and/or licensed under the requirements specified in this contract prior to starting work. The Contractor shall maintain records of training qualifications, certifications, and licenses and provide them to the Contracting Officer upon request. The Contractor shall ensure that the employee remains fully qualified to perform work under this contract. The Contractor shall maintain the work force in such a manner as to ensure that the employees remain fully qualified. 5.1.3 The contractor's employees will be required to interact with Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Government personnel. Contractor's employees are required to interface and communicate with civilian and military personnel at all levels. Contractor's employees shall have the following minimum qualifications: 5.1.4 A bachelor's degree from an accredited school in social work, sociology, psychology, counseling or behavioral science, education, community health, public health or a related field, from an accredited college or university. 5.1.5 At least two years of experience working with military family programs or civilian social service agency. 5.1.6 At least two years of experience which demonstrates a broad base of knowledge regarding the dynamics of child and spouse abuse, and approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment. 5.1.7 The contractor's employees must be proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Publisher, Adobe Write, and ACS Client Tracking System (CTS) required and Microsoft Access. 5.1.8 Contractor's employees are required to interface with the public in a clear and concise manner. 5.1.9 Valid driver's license. 5.1.10 Ability to handle and protect confidential information. 5.1.11 Ability to successfully complete all criminal history background checks. 5.2 PREVENTION EDUCATION AND OUTREACH: The Contractor employee shall support the FAPM, or designee, in implementing the annual JBM-HH Family Advocacy prevention education program. The Program informs the military community of the extent and nature of spouse and child abuse and focuses awareness of Family violence, including how to report it and what services are available. FAP Supportive Services involves making FAP services known, accessible, and attractive to those in the military community who can best use the services to improve their Family functioning. The purpose is to promote community support and encourage early referral. 5.2.1. The Contractor employee will research professional journals and periodicals and survey other organizations in the field, to ensure the most current and comprehensive education and training is provided. The Contractor employee will develop and/or adapt lesson plans, charts, and audiovisual aids for training a wide range of groups to include but not limited to commanders, military unit personnel, Child Youth and School Services personnel, Army Community Service staff, installation volunteers, various community/military human services agencies, local law enforcement, Staff Judge Advocate personnel, Medical personnel, and the general military community. Briefings will address the nature and purpose of the FAP Program topics such areas as defining the Army's philosophy and approach to the problem of family violence, reporting procedures for suspected cases of child abuse/neglect and spousal abuse, the types and goals of available treatment modalities, procedural requirements for handling both on and off post child/spouse abuse cases, parenting techniques and resources, and other general information on the subject. 5.2.2 The Contractor employee shall be responsible for updating and developing lesson plans. Curriculum may be developed from the Contractor employee's own resources or resources belonging to the Government-all resources should be empirically and/or research based. The Contractor employee will be responsible for researching material to be included in the lesson plans. The lesson plans will include the following: (1) Title of class, (2) Target audience, (3) Learning objectives, (4) Key concepts to be learned, (5) Audiovisual materials and equipment required, (6) PowerPoint Training slides with note pages, (7) Talking Points, (8) Resource materials for both the instructor and the audience, (9) Handouts, (10) Pre/Post Test (as applicable), and (11) other subject specific documents. The Contractor employee shall provide a written lesson plan for each class for approval no later than 90 days prior to a class. Any changes to lesson plans need to be submitted to FAPM for approval at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event. 5.2.3 The Government shall provide an annual FAP Training Plan at contract start. If changes are made to the FAP training Plan, the Contractor employee will notify the FAPM on a quarterly basis. Actual class schedule may vary within the total hours allowed for the contract period. Only pre-approved materials will be implemented in programming. Classes will be administered in the following areas of prevention: 5.2.4 Parenting Education Classes and Support Group: Classes should be designed to enhance parenting and child management skills. Parenting Education Classes will reinforce and teach basic skills in physical care, protection, supervision, and psychological nurturing appropriate to a child's age and stage of development. 5.2.5 Education for Professionals: Briefings for staff and volunteers who work with children include information on the specific procedures for addressing abuse in DOD sanctioned and operating facilities, training requirements for childcare workers, and the nature/purpose of background checks. The Contractor will conduct specialized training for CYS, FCC, FRG, school staff, parents, and volunteers in the medical, physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of child abuse and neglect, preventative measures for decreasing the incidence of abuse/neglect, and training on how to listen to and talk with children about child sexual abuse. Briefings with company commanders are scheduled within ninety (90) days of their assumption of command, comprehensive resource packets are provided, and specific information is provided on their role and responsibilities in these cases. 5.2.6 Safety Education: Two groups are targeted for safety education, parents/caregivers and children. 5.2.6.1Child Self-Protection Education for Parents and Caregivers: Class will provide information about how to protect children and how to listen and talk with children about child abuse prevention i.e. child abuse of special needs children, internet safety. 5.2.6.2 Child Self-Protection Education for Children: Class is geared to children's ability to understand and act on safety and exploitation issues, including child abuse. Class should help children develop certain skills to protect themselves against abuse i.e. staying home alone, bullying, teen dating violence. 5.2.7 Family Life Education: Family life education focuses on enrichment programs that provide knowledge, social relationships skills, and support throughout the Family life cycle. The goal is to improve life management and Family coping skills, enhance self-esteem, and improve communication skills and martial relationships. Examples of family life education classes include but are not limited to stress management, anger management, conflict resolution, relationship enrichment, resiliency training, co-parenting, et 5.2.8 JBM-HH Start Right Newcomer's Brief: The Contractor employee will conduct FAP Start Right training for installation newcomers. 5.2.9 Community Needs Assessment and Focus Groups: The Contractor employee will conduct community needs assessment and focus groups to determine program effectiveness. The Contractor employee will compile and analyze data to be presented to FAPM. The Contractor employee will coordinate services based on community needs. Community needs assessments and focus groups are to be administered at least twice during fiscal year. 5.2.10 Community Awareness Campaigns: The Contractor employee will coordinate, assist, and market various JBM-HH ACS community awareness campaigns and programs i.e. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) as requested. The Contractor will take the Lead in planning and implementing Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM). 5.3. STATISTICAL REPORTING. The Contractor employee will maintain program statistics, compile and complete program related data as requested by FAPM to include but not limited to the Client Tracking System (CTS) stats and FAC/FRC data. Contractor shall develop and maintain a variety of lists and databases to enable the retrieval of statistical data for reports and to track compliance with DoD and DA program standards. 5.3.1 The Contractor employee shall collect and maintain FAP monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical data, inputting data into spreadsheets and the ACS Client Tracking System (CTS). The government will provide spreadsheet templates, as appropriate. Data shall be retrieved from training rosters, client logs, and other statistical report support forms collected by FAP staff. 5.3.2 The Contractor employee shall maintain a variety of hard copy records. Within 60 calendar days of PWS start, Contractor shall set up files to maintain the following documents (with other documents added as needed): • Workshop attendance rosters • Workshop evaluations (pre and post results) • Marketing materials, including copies of brochures, flyers, bulletins, et • Inventory lists • Appropriate program related address lists (as requested) 5.4. PROGRAM MARKETING: Marketing strategies are conducted in accordance with (IAW) the timelines established in the FAP Marketing Plan. The Contractor employee will create, update and request printed material for program support. This includes, but is not limited to, marketing for program events, current informational guides, training calendars, and other events flyers. 5.4.1 Coordinate with FMWR Marketing Department, as needed and/or requested by FAPM, in development of FAP marketing materials. 5.4.2 Coordinate and publish quarterly newsletter - Life YOUniversity IAW the timelines established in the FAP Marketing Plan. 5.4.2 Coordinate with JBM-HH Public Affairs Office (PAO) and FMWR Marketing Department, as needed and/or requested by FAPM, in development of FAP marketing materials. Submit to FAPM at least ten (10) business days for review and approval prior to submission for printing. 5.4.3 Field and respond to all FAP training requests, class registrations, and other FAP-related requests within one-business day; includes emails and phone calls made to the primary FAP line (703-696-3512). The Contractor employee shall accept registrations for participation in professional and community education programs. Process training certificates, where applicable. As requested, the Contractor employee will assist with the planning and coordinating of workshops/seminars and arranging for professionals to speak on FAP-related matters. 5.4.4 As requested, determine what supplies are needed for trainings and/or classes and submit supply request spreadsheet to FAPM for approval no later than two months prior to the scheduled training and/or class. 5.4.5 The Contractor employee will assist the FAPM with other components of the Community FAP Education Program, such as manning information tables and coordinating special events for various ACS campaigns. 5.4.6 Attend planning and other administrative meeting, to include meetings of the ACS and FAP staff, quarterly Family Advocacy Committee (FAC)/Fatality Review Committee (FRC) meetings, local networking meetings, etc., as scheduled and invited. Submit completed meeting minutes to FAPM for review within ten (10) business days after meeting. 5.5. OTHER DUTIES. 5.5.1 The Contractor employee shall review the ACS Accreditation Checklist (AR 6081) and FAP Accreditation Checklist (AR 608-18) for pertinent criteria applicable to FAP. The Contractor employee will discuss and implement the plans of action to complete the requirements prior to the ACSET Accreditation deadline with FAPM. 5.5.2 The Contractor employee will collaborate and coordinate with FAPM for approval with all programs in ACS in order to provide optimum support to Soldiers and Family members. 5.5.3 The Contractor employee shall ensure that all programs and scheduled activities comply with regulations and policies referenced in Section 4 REFERENCE. 5.5.4. All materials and lesson plans are the property of the JBM-HH FAP. As such, they will remain with the JBM-HH FAP. 5.5.5 The Contractor employee will submit supply requests quarterly to FAPM. Supplies, for consideration, should be included in development of FAP Training Plan i.e. lesson plans and awareness campaigns. 5.5.6. The Contractor employee shall meet with the FAPM at least once a month to discuss and review community education program development. PART 6 APPLICABLE PUBLICATIONS 6 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS. Appropriate regulations and policies will be maintained for reference and review. 6.1 Publications and forms applicable to this Performance Work Statement are listed below. The publications and forms have been coded as mandatory or advisory. The Contractor is obligated to follow those publications and use those forms coded as mandatory to the extent (that is, a specific procedure in a paragraph, section, chapter, or volume) specified in the Performance Work Statement. The Contractor shall be guided by those publications or use those forms coded advisory to the extent necessary to accomplish requirements in the Performance Work Statement. The Contractor must abide by all applicable regulations, publications, manuals, and local policies and procedures. Applicable Publications. NUMBER          DATED         DESCRIPTION          MANDATORY       ADVISORY   AR 608-1       MAR 13         Army Community            X                                            Service       AR 608-18      OCT 07        FAP Regulation                 X AR 600-20        MAR 08       Army Command Policy                             X AR 190-16          MAY 91         Military Police                                     X                                          Physical Security DoD Regulation AUG 93         Joint Ethics Regulation                          X 5500.7-R DA FORM 7419-1 JAN 15 A      CS Accreditation             X                                              Standards  TECHNICAL EXHIBIT 1 DELIVERABLES SCHEDULE DELIVERABLE FREQUENCY # OF COPIES MEDIUM/FORMAT SUBMIT TO Contractor Quality Control Plan (PWS para 1.2) Within fifteen (15) business days of contract award 1 Electronic Memorandum for Record (MIRF) (Microsoft Word) COR and KO Local law enforcement check findings. (PWS para 1.4.3) Within five (5) business days of contract award 1 Electronically (scanned original document) COR Contractor Primary POC Identification (PWS para 1.14) Within five (5) business days of contract award 1 Electronic MIFR (Microsoft Word) COR AND KO Contract Employee Trainings (PWS para 11.1) As offered via JBM-HH or online 1 Copy of Training Certificate(s) of completion COR Statistical Reports and ACS CTS submissions (PWS para 5.3) Monthly, Quarterly, and Annually 1 Electronic format (Microsoft Excel or Word) COR Meeting Minutes (PWS para 5.4.14) Within 10 business days after meeting 1 Electronic format (Microsoft Word) COR FAP Marketing Materials (PWS para 5.4.) As submitted for review/approval Electronic format COR Life YoUniversity (PWS para 5.4.2) Quaterly IAW with FAP Marketing Plan 1 Electronic format and hard copy COR Lesson Plans and Concept Plans for proposed projects (PWS 5.2.2) No later than 90 days prior to a class. Changes to lesson plans at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event. 1 Electronic format (Microsoft Excel or Word) COR DELIVERABLE FREQUENCY # OF COPIES MEDIUM/FORMAT SUBMIT TO FAP Training Plan updates (PWS para 5.2.3) Quarterly, at minimum 1 Electronic format COR Supply Requests (PWS para 5.5 ) Quarterly, or as requested 1 Electronic format (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet) COR CAPM Concept Plans (PWS para 5.2.12) January 1 Electronic format COR Needs Assessment & Focus Group (PWS para 5.2.9) June January 2 Electronic format COR  TECHNICAL EXHIBIT 2 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT STATEMENT The contractor service requirements are summarized into performance objectives that relate directly to mission essential items. The performance threshold briefly describes the minimum acceptable levels of service required for each requirement. These thresholds are critical to mission success. Performance Objective Standard Performance Threshold Method of Surveillance Contractor shall develop and maintain a variety of lists and databases (PWS para 5.3) Monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical reports and CTS data entry to be submitted no more than five (5) business days after identified suspense. No more than two (2) day deviation from the standard. Period surveillance Contractor shall maintain a variety of hard copy records.(PWS para 5.3.2) Hard copies filed within five (5) business days after suspense dates. No more than two (2) day deviation from the standard. Period surveillance Contractor shall field and respond to all FAP training requests, class registrations, and other FAP-related requests. (PWS para 5.2.10) Response within onebusiness day; includes emails and phone calls made to the primary FAP line (703-696-3512). No more than 12 hour deviation from the standard. Period surveillance Contractor shall publish Life YoUniversity newsletter. (PWS para 5.4.2) Quarterly publication; to be submitted for review at three one (3) weeks prior to publication No more than three (3) day deviation from the standard. 100% inspection Attend planning and other administrative meetings. (PWS para 5.2.14) Completed meeting minutes to be submitted for review ten (10) business days after meeting. No more than two (2) day deviation from the standard. 100% inspection Performance Objective Standard Performance Threshold Method of Surveillance The Contractor employee will develop and/or adapt lesson plans, charts, and audiovisual aids for training a wide range of groups (PWS para 5.2.2) Develop and update lesson plans, charts, and audio-visual aids. Research professional journals and periodicals and survey other organizations in the field, to ensure the most current and comprehensive education and training is provided. All lesson plans will be presented to the FAPM, or designee, for final approval and suggested changes/corrections no later 90 days prior to class start at least 90% of the time. 100% Inspection Customer comment cards/evaluations The Contractor employee will conduct community needs assessment and focus groups to determine program effectiveness. (PWS para 5.2.9) Compile and analyze data Coordinate services based on community needs. Data outcomes to be presented to FAPM at least twice throughout contract period. Periodic surveillance Customer comment cards/evaluations The Contractor employee will create, update and request printed material for program support. The Contractor employee will maintain program statistics, compile and complete program related data (PWS Para 5.3. and 5.4 ) Distribute and collect approved evaluation sheets and attendance rosters. Marketing for program events, current informational guides, training calendars, and other events flyers. Present proposed projects and materials to the FAPM for review and concurrence prior to publication and distribution in the community at least 90% of the time. Distribute and collect approved evaluation sheets and attendance rosters directly following each presentation/class at least 90% of the time.

Tactical Undersea Network Architectures (TUNA) Demonstration

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published July 8, 2016  -  Deadline August 24, 2016
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Design, develop and demonstrate an integrated, end-to-end, scaled network prototype to temporarily restore connectivity of an existing tactical data network in a contested environment using small diameter optical fiber and buoy relay nodes.

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge: Competition Architecture (SC2:CA)

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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The Spectrum Collaboration Challenge will develop intelligent radio networks which can collaborate to manage and optimize the radio frequency (RF) spectrum in a complex dynamic, changing RF environment. Participating teams will be evaluated in a series of competitive, tournament-style matches. This solicitation addresses technical development for the competitions to: 1) ensure integrity of the scoring process, 2) develop realistic scenarios that define and drive the multi-network matches so as to simulate realistic RF environments, and 3) validate operation of the competition testbed components.

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge: Collaborative Intelligent Radio Networks (SC2:CIRN)

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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The Spectrum Collaboration Challenge will develop intelligent radio networks which can collaborate to manage and optimize the radio frequency (RF) spectrum in a complex dynamic, changing RF environment which consists of other collaborative radio networks, non-collaborative radio networks (which are incapable of adapting) and other potential interference sources. Successful networks will apply machine learning techniques and be able to optimize total spectrum usage by determining when, where and how to utilize its resources. The networks for all participant teams will be evaluated in a series of competitive, tournament-style events.

Future Integrated Training Environment (FITE)

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published April 27, 2016  -  Deadline September 5, 2016
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The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for developing innovative science and technology to enhance training systems for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The program's goal is to create a robust and efficient enterprise capability that allows the integration and interoperability of legacy, current, and future Marine Corps training information technology assets to enhance warfighter capability. Future Integrated Training Environment (FITE) has been approved as a new five year research opportunity under the Capable Manpower Pillar (CMP) Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) program. FITE is specifically focused on developing science and technology prototype capabilities to support the integration of Air and Ground Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training simulation capabilities. White papers are not required, but encouraged. See the full announcement for deadlines.

Complex Adaptive System Composition And Design Environment (CASCADE)

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published May 2, 2016
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Award Notice:  Contract HR0011-16-C-0097 awarded to Siemens Corporation.

Secure Transport System for Fireams

Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration | Published March 30, 2016  -  Deadline April 14, 2016
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- This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. - The solicitation number is HSTS05-16-Q-FDO015. The solicitation is issued as a request for quotations (RFQ). - The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87-1. - The solicitation is issued on an Unrestricted basis. The associated NAICS code is 314910 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. - The solicitation consists of the following items: 00001 Secure Transport System (STS) - 10,000 each - Description of requirements for the items to be acquired: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a requirement for a STS for the Federal Flight Desk Officer (FFDO) Program. The technical requirements for the STS are detailed in Attachment 1. - Date and place of delivery, acceptance, and FOB point: All items are required to be delivered within 120 calendar days after receipt of order. Partial shipments are authorized insofar as all items are delivered within 120 calendar days. Items are to be delivered to, and acceptance will occur at Arlington, VA. FOB Destination is required.-The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial applies to this acquisition. The following is an addendum to the provision: "(m) The TSA maintains a Qualified Products List for the Secure Transport System (STS QPL). The following are the only products currently tested and approved on the STS QPL:Manufacturer: Gould and GoodrichItems: T907 and T907V2 (1) The Government will consider only those quotes identified as meeting the requirement (included on the STS QPL), unless the quoter can satisfactorily demonstrate to the contracting officer that it or its product or its subcontractor or its product can meet the standards established for qualification before the date specified for award. The date specified for award is 29 Apr 16. (2) A quoter who wishes to supply a product not on the STS QPL must comply with the test and evaluation procedures included in Attachment 1. Award will not be delayed solely to accommodate testing of non-qualified products. Notwithstanding, testing of all submitted products will still occur for possible inclusion on the STS QPL for future acquisitions, if any." - The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The following is an addendum to the provision: Paragraph (a) is filled in as follows: "(i) Technical capability of the item to meet the Government requirement; (ii) Past Performance; and, (iii) Price." Paragraphs (b) and (c) are deleted in their entirety and "Reserved." The following paragraphs are added: (d) Award will be made using the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) selection process. Award may be made on initial quotations. Therefore, each initial quote should contain the quoter's best terms from a technical and price standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to contact quoters if it is later determined by the contracting officer to be necessary. The LPTA process will proceed as follows: 1) Quotes may be removed from consideration for any of the following reasons: • Quotes that are not received timely• Quotes that fail to follow the instructions in FAR Provision 52.212-1 or its addendum• Quotes that fail to submit any required documentation • Quotes that have language inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth in the solicitation (e.g. Quote specifies FOB Origin versus solicitation-required FOB Destination) 2) Quotes will be ordered by price from lowest to highest. 3) The Government will then review Factor 1 and Factor 2 of the lowest priced quote. If the review finds that Factor 1 and Factor 2 of the lowest priced quote is acceptable, then that quote represents the best value to the Government and the technical evaluation process stops at this point. Contingent upon a subsequent determination of price reasonableness and of contractor responsibility by the Contracting Officer, an award will be made to that quoter without further consideration of any other quoters. If the lowest quote is determined not to be acceptable for any reason, then the next lowest priced quote will receive an evaluation as described above. The process will continue (in order by price) until a quote from a responsible contractor is determined to be acceptable and priced fairly and reasonably. 4) Using this procedure, the Government might not evaluate all quotes. (e) Each Factor will be evaluated as follows: Factor 1. Technical capability to meet the Government's Requirement Technical capability will be rated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis as follows: Rating - DescriptionAcceptable - Quote clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitationUnacceptable - Quote does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation Note: Items currently on the STS QPL are automatically assigned an "Acceptable" rating for Factor 1. Factor 2. Past Performance Past performance will be rated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis as follows: Rating - DescriptionAcceptable - Based on the quoter's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the quoter will successfully perform the required effort, or the quoter's performance record is unknown. (See note below.)Unacceptable - Based on the quoter's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the quoter will be able to successfully perform the required effort Note: In the case of a quoter without a record of relevant past performance, or for whom information on past performance is not available or so sparse that no meaningful past performance rating can be reasonably assigned, the quoter may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Therefore, the quoter shall be determined to have unknown/neutral past performance. In the context of acceptability/unacceptability, "unknown/neutral" shall be considered "acceptable." Note: Quoters are not required or requested to submit past performance references. The Government will use public and Government-restricted sources (e.g. PPIRS) to evaluate past performance. Factor 3. Price Price will not be rated. Price analysis will be conducted to determine reasonableness. - Quoters are required to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items with its quote. Quoters shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if they have completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . If the Quoter has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, it shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (q) of this provision.- The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. There are no addenda to the clause. - The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The additional FAR clauses cited in the clause which are applicable to the acquisition are as follows:(1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).(8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).(9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).(16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).(22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).(25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).(26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126).(27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).(33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).(43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).(44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).(50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). - The following additional contract requirements and terms and conditions determined by the contracting officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices are applicable, as follows: G. 5200.243.001 CONTRACTING OFFICER (CO) (JUL 2015) The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make any changes, approve any changes in the requirements of this contract, issue orders, obligate funds and authorize the expenditure of funds, and notwithstanding any term contained elsewhere in this contract, such authority remains vested solely in the Contracting Officer. (For further information, the Contracting Officer is a federal government employee who is specifically authorized and appointed in writing under specified agency procedures and granted the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings.) In the event, the Contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in costs incurred as a result thereof. The following Primary Contracting Officer is assigned to this contract. Alternate Contracting Officers may be assigned: TSA Contracting Officer:NAME: Stacey SanthuffPHONE NUMBER: 202.360.7929EMAIL: Stacey.Santhuff@tsa.dhs.gov (End of clause) - G.5200.242.003 SUBMISSION OF INVOICES (JUL 2015) (a) Background: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) partners with the United States Coast Guard Finance Center for financial services in support of TSA operations, including the payment of contractor invoices. Therefore, all contractor invoices must be submitted to, and will be paid by, the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center (FinCen). (b) Invoice Submission Method: Invoices may be submitted via facsimile, U.S. Mail, or email. Contractors shall utilize ONLY ONE method per invoice submission. The submission information for each of the methods is as follows in order of preference: 1) Facsimile number is: 757-413-7314 The facsimile number listed above shall be used by contractors for ORIGINAL invoice submission only. If facsimile submission is utilized, contractors shall not submit hard copies of invoices via the U.S. mail. It is the responsibility of the contractor to verify that invoices are received, regardless of the method of submission used. Contractors may inquire regarding the receipt of invoices by contacting the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center via the methods listed in subparagraph (d) of this clause. 2) Address / Contact Information United States Coast Guard Finance CenterTSA Commercial InvoicesP.O. Box 4111Chesapeake, VA 23327-4111 (FIN-SMB-TSAInvoices@uscg.mil or www.fincen.uscg.mil) (c) Invoice Process: Upon receipt of contractor invoices, FinCen will electronically route invoices to the appropriate TSA Contracting Officer's Representative and/or Contracting Officer for review and approval. Upon approval, the TSA will electronically route the invoices back to FinCen. Upon receipt of certified invoices from an Authorized Certifying Official, FinCen will initiate payment of the invoices. Note for discounts offered: Discounts on invoices. If desired, the Contractor should offer discounts directly upon the invoice submitted, clearly specifying the terms of the discount. Contractors can structure discounted amounts for payment for any time period less than the usual thirty day payment period specified under Prompt Payment requirements; however the Contractor should not structure terms for payment of net amounts invoiced any sooner than the standard period required under FAR Subpart 32.9 regarding prompt payments for the specified deliverables under contract. Discounts offered after invoice submission. If the Contractor should wish to offer a discount on a specific invoice after its submission for payment, the Contractor should submit a letter to the Finance Center identifying the specific invoice for which a discount is offered and specify the exact terms of the discount offered and what time period the Government should make payment by in order to receive the discount. The Contractor should clearly indicate the contract number, invoice number and date, and the specific terms of the discount offered. Contractors should not structure terms for net amount payments any sooner than the standard period required under FAR Subpart 32.9 regarding prompt payments for the specified deliverables under contract. (d) Payment Status: Contractors may inquire on the payment status of an invoice by any of the following means: (1) Via the internet: https://www.fincen.uscg.mil Contacting the FinCen Customer Service Section via telephone at 1-800-564-5504 or (757) 523-6940 (Voice Option #1). The hours of operation for the Customer Service line are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. However, the Customer Service line has a voice-mail feature that is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. (2) Via the Payment Inquiry Form: https://www.fincen.uscg.mil/secure/payment.htm (e) Invoice Elements: Invoices will automatically be rejected if the information required in subparagraph (a)(2) of the Prompt Payment Clause, contained in this Section of the Contract, including EFT banking information, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and DUNS number are not included in the invoice. All invoices must clearly correlate invoiced amounts to the corresponding contract line item number and funding citation. The Contractor shall work with the Government to mutually refine the format, content and method of delivery for all invoice submissions during the performance of the Contract. (f) Supplemental Invoice Documentation: Contractors shall submit all supplemental invoice documentation (e.g. copies of subcontractor invoices, travel vouchers, etc.) necessary to approve an invoice along with the original invoice. The Contractor invoice must contain the information stated in the Prompt Payment Clause in order to be received and processed by FinCen. Supplemental invoice documentation required for review and approval of invoices may, at the written direction of the Contracting Officer, be submitted directly to either the Contracting Officer, or the Contracting Officer's Representative. Note for "time-and-material" type contracts: The Contractor must submit the following statement with each invoice for labor hours invoiced under a "time-and-materials" type contract, order, or contract line item: "The Contractor hereby certifies in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR 52.232-7, that each labor hour has been performed by an employee (prime or subcontractor) who meets the contract's specified requirements for the labor category invoiced." (g) Additional Invoice Preparation Instructions for Software Development and/or Hardware. The Contractor shall clearly include a separate breakdown (by CLIN) for any software development activities (labor costs, subcontractor costs, etc.) in accordance with Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards Number 10 (Preliminary design costs, Development costs and post implementation costs) and cite payment terms. The contractor shall provide make and model descriptions as well as serial numbers for purchases of hardware and software (where applicable.) (h) Frequency of Invoice Submission. Invoices shall be submitted after deliveries are made, no more than once monthly. If multiple deliveries are made during a month, all deliveries shall be consolidated into a single monthly invoice. (End of clause) H.5200.204.001 Major Breach of Safety or Security (DEC 2015) (a) Safety is the freedom from those conditions that can cause death, injury, occupational illness, damage to or loss of equipment or property, or damage to the environment. Safety is essential to TSA and compliance with safety standards and practices is a material part of this contract. A major breach of safety may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of safety must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of safety is an act or omission of the Contractor that consists of an accident, incident, or exposure resulting in a fatality, serious injury, or mission failure; or in damage to equipment or property equal to or greater than $1 million; or in any "willful" or "repeat" violation cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or by a state agency operating under an OSHA approved plan. (b) Security is the condition of safeguarding against espionage, sabotage, crime (including computer crime), or attack. A major breach of security may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of security may occur on or off Government installations, but must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of security is an act or omission by the Contractor that results in compromise of classified information or sensitive security information or sensitive but unclassified information, including contractor proprietary information, illegal technology transfer, workplace violence resulting in criminal conviction, sabotage, compromise or denial of information technology services, equipment or property damage from vandalism greater than $250,000, or theft greater than $250,000. NOTE: Breach of Security for the purposes of this definition should not be confused with breach of security in screening operations.(c) In the event of a major breach of safety or security, the Contractor shall report the breach to the Contracting Officer. If directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall conduct its own investigation and report the results to the Government. The Contractor shall cooperate with the Government investigation, if conducted.(End of clause) - H.5200.212.001 COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY (JUL 2015) This contract XX is/is not for commercial item, as defined by FAR 2.1. (End of clause) - H.5200.224.001 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (JUL 2015) Information furnished by the Contractor under this contract may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, all items that are confidential to business, or contain trade secrets, proprietary, or personally-identifiable information must be clearly marked. Any information made available to the Contractor by the Government must be used only for the purpose of carrying out the requirements of this contract and must not be divulged or made known in any manner to any person except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract. In performance of this contract, the Contractor assumes responsibility for protection of the confidentiality of Government records and information and must ensure that all work performed by its Subcontractor(s) shall be under the supervision of the Contractor or the Contractor's employees. (End of clause) - FAR 52.204-1 Approval of Contract (Dec 1989)This contract is subject to the written approval of Branch Chief, Field Support and Strategic Sourcing and shall not be binding until so approved. (End of Clause) - FAR 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements (Feb 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. Transportation Security AdministrationAviation Programs BranchAttn: Suzanne Cryan601 S 12th St - Mailstop 6105Arlington VA 20598 (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided.Manufacturer's Name: Gould and GoodrichItem Name: T907 & T907V2 (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award.(End of Clause) - HSAR 3052.212-70 Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to DHS Acquisition of Commercial Items (SEP 2012) The Contractor agrees to comply with any provision or clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement agency policy applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The provision or clause in effect based on the applicable regulation cited on the date the solicitation is issued applies unless otherwise stated herein. The following provisions and clauses are incorporated by reference: (a) Provisions _X_3052.247-72 F.O.B. Destination Only (b) Clauses. _X_3052.205-70 Advertisements, Publicizing Awards, and Releases (End of clause) - L. 5200.225.001 Notice to Offerors/Contractors Concerning Trade Agreements Terms Applicability to the Transportation Security Administration (DEC 2015) With respect to the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions and clauses listed directly below: FAR 52.225-1 "Buy American Act-Supplies," FAR 52.225-2 "Buy American Act-Certificate,"FAR 52.225-5 "Trade Agreements," FAR 52.225-6 "Trade Agreements Certificate,"FAR 52.225-9 "Buy American Act-Construction Materials," FAR 52.225-10 "Notice of Buy American Act Requirement-Construction Materials,"FAR 52.225-11 "Buy American Act-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements;" and, FAR 52.225-12, "Notice of Buy American Act Requirement-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements" Offerors are hereby notified that the the TSA is subject to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the countries it includes as presently defined in FAR 25.003. Otherwise, the only other trade agreements that presently cover the TSA are the North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement. . Offerors must analyze their intended proposals and provide information in response to the required provisions accordingly. The European Union participation is as defined at http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/european_communities_e.htm (End of provision) - L. 5200.225.002 Notice to Offerors/Contractors Concerning "Buy American Act" and Trade Agreement Application to Federal Supply Class Codes within the 8300 and 8400 Series (JUL 2015) In applying the Buy American Act, the Transportation Security Administration advises offerors that, as it affects Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Sub-part 25.4 "Trade Agreements" requirements and the associated contract clauses and provisions at: FAR 52.225-1 "Buy American Act-Supplies," FAR 52.225-2 "Buy American Act-Certificate,"FAR 52.225-5 "Trade Agreements," FAR 52.225-6 "Trade Agreements Certificate," Only domestic products or products from Canada, Mexico, and/or Chile which can be treated as a "designated country end product" as defined in FAR 25.003 due to the sole applicability, respectively, of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement are acceptable for offer under a solicitation or delivery under a contract that specifies the delivery of products in the Federal Supply Class (FSC) code 8300 series "Textiles, Leathers, Furs, Apparel and Shoes, Tents and Flags" and the FSC 8400 series "Clothing and Individual Equipment."(End of provision) - L. 5200.233.001 AVAILABILITY OF INTERNAL APPEAL PROCESS PER FAR 33.103 (JUL 2015) In the event of receipt of the Contracting Officer's final decision of an agency-level protest in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 33.103, the offeror is hereby advised that an appeal process is available from within the agency. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Acquisition in the Transportation Security Administration is the independent appeal authority. All appeals must be submitted in writing and signed by a company official who is authorized to commit the company and contain the same elements required in FAR 33.103(d) as well as an explanation of the Contracting Officer's decision (and copy of such decision). Appeals must be sent either in writing or via email to Transportation Security Administration, ATTN: APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST, Office of Acquisition, 601 S. 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6025 , or via email to TSAProcurementPolicy@tsa.dhs.gov. The subject line for the email should clearly indicate "APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST". (End of provision) - The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not applicable to this acquisition. - Quotes and product samples for items not currently on the STS QPL are due by 11:00AM Eastern Time on 14 Apr 16. Quotes shall be submitted electronically to kevin.newton@tsa.dhs.gov.- For information regarding the solicitation, contact Kevin Newton at 202-631-3110.  

FY 17 Communications and Networking Discovery and Investigation

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 2016
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Communications technology that can provide seamless, robust, connectivity is at the foundation of the Sea Power 21 and FORCEnet Vision "... to have the right information, at the right place, at the right time ..." The performance of Command and Control (C2) systems and decision making at all levels of command depend critically on reliable, interoperable, survivable, secure, and timely communications and networking, and the availability of high capacity multimedia (voice, data, imagery) communication networks is fundamental to nearly all Department of Navy missions.   The current evolution of naval warfighting from a platform-centric to a network-centric paradigm depends on successfully meeting the implied need for significantly enhanced communications and networking capabilities of C2, sensor and weapon systems. These systems are deployed on a variety of platforms and users, both manned and unmanned, operating under challenging battlefield conditions (lack of infrastructure, mobility, spectrum, interference, multipath, atmospherics, size/weight/power constraint, etc.) in different environments (space, terrestrial and undersea).   The goal of the Communications and Networking Program within the Office of Naval Research (ONR 311) is to support the FORCEnet vision by developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among such widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces. The vision is to provide high throughput robust communications and networking to ensure all warfighters -- from the operational command to the tactical edge -- have access to information, knowledge, and decision-making necessary to perform their assigned tasks.   Objective and Areas of Interest:   White papers for potential FY17 Exploratory Development/Applied Research (Budget category 6.2) projects are sought under the following focus areas:   1. Compact and deployable circular polarization antenna in the UHF-, X-, or Ka-, band with high radiation efficiency and adaptive gain pattern for multi-U form factor cubesatellite communications.   2. Near-capacity (Shannon) wideband communications mode operation over multi-channel AESA pulsed radar hardware chain (beamformer - T/R module - antenna array). Potential challenges for high bit rate communications include, amongst others, novel coding/modulation schemes resilient to saturated nonlinear power amplifier regimes, exploitation of pulse-to-pulse phase coherence and MIMO.    3. Enhanced waveform and diversity techniques including innovative tracking for mobile troposcatter (C- to Ku- bands). S&T focus on solutions that can reuse existing apertures, minimally impact HW, and permit modular upgrade.   4. Robust and (throughput) efficient wireless medium access mechanisms for mobile LPI/LPD network communications operating under high dynamic range, and high-interference rejection (e.g., spectral underlay), receive conditions.   5. Mechanisms to guarantee delivery of traffic across a multi-hop ad-hoc network within a specified latency; optimization of traffic based on multiple parameters (e.g., priority, latency, jitter, etc.); multi-path TCP implementations that are cognizant of variations in path characteristics and traffic priority, and do not impact application performance; store/forward and disruption-tolerant network implementations across a cipher-text core.   The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is receptive to innovative ideas, which are not within the above focus areas, but nonetheless are important to the Navy/Marine Corps communications and networking, as determined under the synopsis section above.

IHS Web-Based Environmental Health Reporting System (WebEHRS)

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published May 23, 2016  -  Deadline June 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being requested. (ii) This solicitation is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) via RFP# 16-236-SOL-00031. (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. (iv) This RFP is being issued for small business entities only. NAICS code 541512 with size standard of $27.5M applies to this RFP. (v) See attached RFP - Additional Terms and Conditions, Section B.2., Products or Services and Prices/Costs, for additional details.CLIN0001: 1 Year Base PeriodCLIN0002: Option Period OneCLIN0003: Option Period TwoCLIN0004: Option Period ThreeCLIN0005: Option Period Four (vi) The Indian Health Service (IHS) is planning to issue a firm-fixed-price contract vehicle as a result of this solicitation. This RFP is to acquire a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) database driven, web-based environmental health inspection and management system that will support a nationwide IHS environmental health program. The COTHS system will be modified meet IHS's needs. The system will be utilized at the national, regional, and field levels by approximately 200 environmental health specialists. (vii) The contract performance period will include a one year base period and four (4) one year option periods. The delivery and acceptance terms of this contract shall be FOB Destination. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015), applies to this acquisition and addenda to the provision is included in the attached RFP, Additional Terms and Conditions. (ix) In accordance with the provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014), the Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered and addenda to the provision is included in the attached RFP, Additional Terms and Conditions, Section L - Instructions, Conditions, and Notice to Offerors. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Apr 2016), with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition and addenda to the clause is included in the attached RFP, Additional Terms and Conditions. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Mar 2016), applies to this acquisition and the additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition.Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Mar 2016) (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) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(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:(1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).(2) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).(3) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).(4) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). (5) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).(6) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).(7) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).(8) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).(9) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).(10) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).(11) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).(12) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).(13) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(14) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(15) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(16) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(17) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(18) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).(19) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(20) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)(21) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)(22) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514(23) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).(24) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).(25) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).(26) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).(27) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).(28) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, 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:(1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).(2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(4) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).(5) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989).(xiii) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).(xiv) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause) (xiii) 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) and 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) are used in this solicitation. The clauses are available in full text at www.acquisition.gov/far/. Additional contract/solicitation terms and conditions are included in the Sections B through M of the attached RFP - Additional Terms and Conditions. Note: In order to receive an award from the Indian Health Service, contractors must have a valid registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.SAM.gov. (xiv) N/A (xv) Per the attached Additional Terms and Conditions, Section L.2. Electronic Transmission of Proposals/Questions. Proposals are due by 4:00 PM EST on June 22, 2016. Questions are due by 4:00 PM EST on June 2, 2016. (xvi) Interested vendors capable of furnishing the government with the services specified in this combined synopsis/solicitation should submit their proposals to the email addresses provided below. The proposal must reference solicitation number 16-236-SOL-00031. Proposals and questions shall be emailed directly to both paul.premoe@ihs.gov and michael.fischer@IHS.gov.  

Notice of Intent to Sole Source

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published July 21, 2016  -  Deadline July 26, 2016
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The U.S. Department of State, Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order for the acquisition custom bound area carpeting (with padding) to C.G. Coe & Son, Inc. The proposed purchase order is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). This specific product was chosen for its aesthetics and no other product will meet the unique color and style needed. The specific design features meet RDF's stringent representational standards. The specific design features coordinate with the unique architectural details, the environment, and the existing conditions of the Chief of Mission Residence on Managua, Nicaragua. However, anyone wishing to have their representational furniture/accessories considered for future use may contact OBO/OPS/RDF Alice J. Beiro, 703-875-7064 to present their product.

Domestic Education Program - World War II in the Pacific

American Battle Monuments Commission, Office of the Director, Personnel and Administration | Published April 6, 2016
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The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) intends to issue a solicitation for a firm-fixed price contract using full and open competition for ABMC & NCA Domestic Education Program - World War II in the Pacific. The offer shall will develop a series of grade leveled teaching resources that will serve as best practice models of interactive teaching across disciplines and compliment the educational mission and visitor experience at ABMC and NCA sites, with a specific focus on the Pacific Theater of World War II. These teaching resources will integrate current ABMC and NCA initiatives including web-based interactive maps and timelines, mobile applications, virtual tours, and the agency website and burial databases. The aim is to create a history lab environment in which educators and students "do history" and in so doing reinforce, expand upon, and develop new ideas that use the rich content and resources of ABMC and NCA sites. There are few, if any, web-based resources which utilize experiential based education for the study of the past with a direct focus on National Cemeteries and American memorials overseas along with their role in the memory and commemoration of American involvement in war and peace. The statement of work and specifications will be issued with the solicitation. Qualifications and Past performance:The offeror must have the following qualification/s: An accredited institution of higher education (IHE) with centers or academic departments with a focus on the preparation and professional development of K-12 teachers.An accredited IHE with history or social science departments, or digital humanities and media programs.State or Regional programs/agencies that serves as an educational service center for curriculum and teacher professional developmentNonprofit history or humanities organization or foundation with a demonstrated background in curriculum design and teacher professional development.* The bidder may partner with organizations that meet these requirements. For instance, a Nonprofit history or humanities organization may partner with an accredited IHE to demonstrate experience in all the required areas listed below. Demonstrate knowledge of ABMC and NCA history and commemorative missions. Have intimate knowledge in curriculum development and the teaching of World War II at the middle school/junior high and high school levels, across disciplines (social studies, math, fine arts, and language arts) as appropriate. Show knowledge of appropriate archival resources for World War II. Show knowledge in the history and historiography of World War II with an emphasis on the War in the Pacific. Demonstrate experience in conducting field studies with teachers at American battlefields overseas, specifically related to World War I and World War II. Demonstrate the ability to reach educators on a national level and across disciplines. Have demonstrated experience in integrating digital resources and tools into the teaching of history and other disciplines. Demonstrate technical expertise in digital media production and knowledge of Drupal based websites including the development of web-based resources that are web-optimized and Section 508 compliant. Be qualified to award Teacher Continuing Education Units or have the ability to provide the necessary documentation that will allow a teacher to obtain Teacher Continuing Education Units from their school, district or state board of education. Provide examples of teaching materials and lesson ideas that may result from this project. Provide examples of past projects where the bidder managed web based teacher professional development programs, conducted field studies of military battlefields and historic sites that enhanced the knowledge of the participants and provide examples of teaching ideas, lesson plans and teaching resources produced as part of similar projects as this program. Additional Info: NAICS Code: 611710, Size Standard is $15MIL . The ABMC is presently using Electronic Commerce (EC) to issue Request for Quotes (RFQ) and award Purchase Orders. You must register in EC at website http://www.sam.gov . Solicitations may be viewed online at http://www.fedbizopps.gov . All prospective offeror's with access to the internet and an email address may receive electronic notification of solicitation and awards. This solicitation will be issued electronically as will any amendments. The Government is under no obligation to maintain a bidder's mailing list. It is incumbent upon any interested parties to obtain any amendments which may be issued. Failure to obtain any amendments and to respond to them by the date and time set for receipt of proposal/quotes or amendment may render the Offeror non-responsive and result in the rejection of the offer. No telephone offers accepted. All questions pertaining to the solicitation should be emailed to William Leady Leadyw@abmc.gov . All solicitations must be received in this office not later than the date specified in the solicitation or any amendments. The solicitation release date will be on or about 12 April, 2016.

Broad Agency Announcement for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps FY2017 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline August 12, 2016
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  The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for basic research relating to the following topic areas:  Topic 1  Establishing a Multiscale Theory for Cavitation in Complex Soft Materials Topic 2  Understanding the Phase-Resolved Bottom-Side IONosphere (BSION) Topic 3  Decentralized Perception in Data-Rich Dynamic Environments Topic 4  A Scientific Basis for Enhanced Manufacturability with Electrical Currents Topic 5  Distributed Sensing, Actuation and Control in Soft Materials for Flexible Appendages Topic 6  Predictive and Causal Modeling - Bridging the Gap Topic 7  New Opportunities to Transform Wall-bounded Turbulence Understanding *See BAA for specifics within Topic Area's *

Economics Instruction

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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The Economic and Commercial Studies Division trains employees to function effectively in economic positions abroad and in the Department of State and other USG agencies. Economic training programs range from 20 specialized and tradecraft courses to a sixmonth program delivering the equivalent of a strong bachelor's degree in economics along with a heavy dose of applied economics.The specialized courses focus on trade issues and dispute resolution, transportation, intellectual property rights, internet and telecommunications, biotechnology, energy, terrorist financing, sanctions, and corruption. The three tradecraft courses (each with multiple annual offerings) prepare officers for a first reporting assignment in economic and political sections; commercial work supporting U.S. business abroad; and portfolios covering environment, science, technology, and health issues.Successful contractors may join an existing training or program management staff composed of government employees and other contractors.Award of a BPA does not guarantee any work will be awarded. This is not a contract, but rather an agreement.

A--Enomalies, LLC

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published February 25, 2016
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IGF::CL::IGF Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool for Virtual Battlespace 2

Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO)

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published October 14, 2015  -  Deadline December 4, 2015
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DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in technologies that enable network interoperability among airborne platforms in adversarial environments. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

Request for Information - Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope High Precision Polarizers

National Science Foundation, Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline November 6, 2015
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Announcement of Opportunity No. WFC-010 Request for Information on High Precision Polarizers The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), on behalf of the National Solar Observatory, is soliciting Information from qualified contractors regarding large diameter high precision polarizers for use at the Gregorian focus of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), a 4m off-axis telescope currently under construction on Maui, HI. The telescope concentrates solar light and feeds an f/13 focus with up to a 5 arcminute field of view beam after a heat stop aperture. The desired polarizer would be used near this Gregorian focus in a beam with a ~3 Watts per square centimeter flux (solar spectrum) for some minutes or longer for calibration of a suite of visible and IR instrumentation. AURA is interested in a >110mm circular clear aperture polarizer with high contrast, high transmission, low WFE components to work with visible and near-infrared instrumentation in the 380nm to 5000nm wavelength range. AURA understands that the wide wavelength range, high contrast goals and large part diameters present unique design and fabrication challenges. Some performance goals may or may not be met with any single optical component or substrate and that several substrates (fused silica, infrasil, sapphire, silicon, etc.), manufacturing processes and techniques may be required and requests information on a polarizer that may meet several (or all) of the possible criteria described in the attached Technical Data Sheet. AURA requests information on wire grid polarizers, polarizer substrates and / or alternative solutions to creating an optic. Firms interested in submitting Information Packages should send a letter of interest on firm letterhead referencing the Announcement of Opportunity No. WFC-010 and include physical mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address (if available) for a contact person and address the questions below. (Response Format: 50 page max, single sided, double spaced, 12 point type min) Submissions shall be sent via email to the Contracts Officer, at: hbass@aura-astronomy.org, not later than Friday, November, 6, 2015. Responses Requested: 1) What specifications (suggested or generated by your own team) do you think you can achieve for what cost? If a range of options are possible, please outline costs and performance for the various solutions. 2) What is your plan to verify performance once you build the part? 3) What is your corporate heritage in delivering large custom optics similar to our requested polarizers? Have you successfully done similar projects? 4) What are the cost drivers for your proposed solution? 5) What are the risk factors (for various options) in your proposed solution? 6) What is the largest clear aperture available and expected uniformity? 7) What kind of operating environment can be tolerated? 8) What polarization contrast ratio can you guarantee? 9) Is an AR coating on the substrate possible to reduce absorption, fringing and scattered light? 10) Are there any expected changes due to exposure to high flux beam over the lifetime of the polarizer? 11) Please provide scratch/dig, beam deviation, uniformity, WFE, transmission, etc. If you have any questions, please contact the Contracts Officer at (520) 318-8445 or via the above email. All inquiries and their responses will be posted on the DKIST public webpage. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR BIDS. AURA IS SEEKING INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME. REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS MAY BE ISSUED AT A LATER DATE. Technical Data Sheet Note: These are AURA's desired specifications but is open to alternatives. 1) Opto-mechanical Requirements: Optic outer diameter maximum120mm with a similar clear aperture (goal >110mm). (Identify significant performance enhancements or cost breaks if smaller clear apertures are suggested. Stable operation in a beam of ~3 Watts per square centimeter incident flux (solar spectrum) for as long as possible (goal >10 minutes). 2) Operating environment: Sea level to 10,000 feet MSL, operation at Haleakala summit. Operation in 3% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing. 3) Possible specifications of interest: Polarizing contrast ratio: Contrast ratio (when crossed) as high as possible Extinction ratio averaged over clear aperture over wavelengths of interest and field of view (goal >300). 4) Angle of Incidence & Field of View: Beam from telescope is converging ~f/13 with a FOV up to 5 arcminutes. Field of view is at least 3 arcminutes with performance goal of 5 arc minutes. 5) Wavelength Range: Wide coverage across Visible, Near-UV and IR to 5 microns desired. Nominal wavelength range 380nm to 5000nm as a goal using one or more substrates / optics. 6) Absorptivity & Temperature Stability: Maintain stable performance under 3 W/cm^2 (solar spectrum) for as long as possible High flux beam likely implies low absorptivity and highly reflective polarizing technique (non-absorbing). 7) Transmission: High transmission over the wavelength range(100% linearly polarized input aligned with transmission axis of polarizer) Goal of >=75% 8) TWE Flatness: Goal of

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The Contractor invoice must contain the information stated in the Prompt Payment Clause in order to be received and processed by FinCen. Supplemental invoice documentation required for review and approval of invoices may, at the written direction of the Contracting Officer, be submitted directly to either the Contracting Officer, or the Contracting Officer's Representative. Note for "time-and-material" type contracts: The Contractor must submit the following statement with each invoice for labor hours invoiced under a "time-and-materials" type contract, order, or contract line item: "The Contractor hereby certifies in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR 52.232-7, that each labor hour has been performed by an employee (prime or subcontractor) who meets the contract's specified requirements for the labor category invoiced." (g) Additional Invoice Preparation Instructions for Software Development and/or Hardware. The Contractor shall clearly include a separate breakdown (by CLIN) for any software development activities (labor costs, subcontractor costs, etc.) in accordance with Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards Number 10 (Preliminary design costs, Development costs and post implementation costs) and cite payment terms. The contractor shall provide make and model descriptions as well as serial numbers for purchases of hardware and software (where applicable.) (h) Frequency of Invoice Submission. This area is for the CO to document how often the contractor is allowed to submit invoices. An example is" Invoices shall be submitted on a monthly basis in accordance with the schedule." (End of clause) H.5200.204.001 MAJOR BREACH OF SAFETY OR SECURITY (JUL 2015) (a) Safety is the freedom from those conditions that can cause death, injury, occupational illness, damage to or loss of equipment or property, or damage to the environment. Safety is essential to TSA and compliance with safety standards and practices is a material part of this contract. A major breach of safety may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of safety must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of safety is an act or omission of the Contractor that consists of an accident, incident, or exposure resulting in a fatality, serious injury, or mission failure; or in damage to equipment or property equal to or greater than $1 million; or in any "willful" or "repeat" violation cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or by a state agency operating under an OSHA approved plan. (b) Security is the condition of safeguarding against espionage, sabotage, crime (including computer crime), or attack. A major breach of security may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of security may occur on or off Government installations, but must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of security is an act or omission by the Contractor that results in compromise of classified information or sensitive security information or sensitive but unclassified information, including contractor proprietary information, illegal technology transfer, workplace violence resulting in criminal conviction, sabotage, compromise or denial of information technology services, equipment or property damage from vandalism greater than $250,000, or theft greater than $250,000. NOTE: Breach of Security for the purposes of this definition should not be confused with breach of security in screening operations. (c) In the event of a major breach of safety or security, the Contractor shall report the breach to the Contracting Officer. If directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall conduct its own investigation and report the results to the Government. The Contractor shall cooperate with the Government investigation, if conducted. (End of clause) H.5200.204.004 REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES FOR HANDLING SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION (SSI) (JUL 2015) Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 114(r), Sensitive Security Information and Nondisclosure of Security Activities, Sensitive Security Information (SSI) is a category of sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information that must be protected because it is information that, if publicly released, would be detrimental to the security of transportation. Under 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1520.5(a), the SSI Regulation also provides additional reasons for protecting information as SSI beyond the condition that the release of the information would be detrimental to the security of transportation. TSA, however, primarily uses the criterion of "detrimental to the security of transportation" when determining whether information is SSI. Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1520 defines the scope, categorization, handling requirements and disposition of information deemed SSI is the 49 C.F.R. Part 1520 (http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/). Persons authorized to access specific SSI (i.e., covered persons) include those contracted to DHS or TSA with a need-to-know basis for specific information in the course of fulfilling their TSA contractual obligations. TSA may deliver SSI materials to the Contractor. Also, materials created by the Contractor may require SSI designation and protection, and the Contractor has the responsibility to identify such materials to TSA as possible SSI. For guidance while working on TSA and DHS matters, see the TSA SSI Application Guide, 2011_04_01 for identifying the type of information covered by the regulation. For purposes of this clause, the term "Contractor" shall include an individual or other legal entity who performs work for or on behalf of TSA or DHS under a contract, interagency agreement, or other transaction agreement. Such contracts include, but are not limited to, contracts between any non-Federal entity and/or TSA or DHS and subcontracts, joint venture agreements, and teaming agreements between any non-Federal entity and another non-Federal entity to perform work related to the primary contract with the TSA or DHS. While SSI is not classified national security information subject to the handling requirements governing classified information, it is subject to certain legal disclosure limitations. To ensure regulatory compliance, the Contractor shall be subject to the following requirements and include this entire clause as flow-down in subcontracts, etc.: (a) Handling and Safeguarding. The TSA Contractor shall safeguard and handle any SSI in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined in 49 C.F.R. Part 1520, as well as the DHS and TSA policies and procedures for handling and safeguarding SSI. These safeguarding procedures shall include SSI recognition, identification and marking of materials that possibly contain SSI, including Contractor-created materials, as well as following restrictions on disclosure, storage, handling, sharing, dissemination and destruction of SSI. The Contractor, without exception, shall place this requirement in all subcontracts, joint venture agreements, and teaming agreements related to the performance of this contract. (b) Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). The Contracting Officer will provide the non-disclosure form (DHS Form 11000-6), as necessary, to the Contractor when circumstances warrant. NDAs are required to be signed by all Contractor personnel when access to SSI is necessary for performance of the contract. By signing the NDA, the recipient certifies in writing that they will take the necessary steps to prevent the unauthorized disclosure and use of information. (c) Request for Access to SSI materials. Pursuant to 49 C.F.R. Part 1520.9(a)(3), the Contractor must contact SSI@tsa.dhs.gov for guidance on handling requests to access to SSI (before using SSI materials) for any other purpose besides activities falling within the scope of the contract by other persons, including requests from experts, consultants, and legal counsel ("requesters") hired by the Contractor. The Contractor shall include the Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) as a carbon copy "cc" recipient of its contact to SSI@tsa.dhs.gov . The TSA SSI Office must first make a determination as to whether the requesters are a "covered person" with a "need to know" under 49 C.F.R. Parts 1520.7 and 1520.11. (d) Training and Certification. All Contractor personnel who are covered persons with a need-to- know basis must complete the TSA-mandated SSI Awareness Training course prior to accessing SSI, and on an annual basis for the duration of the contract or for the duration of the requester's need for access to SSI, whichever is later. Contractor personnel must also review and adhere to the SSI Quick Reference Guide for DHS Employees and Contractors. The Contractor shall certify to the Contracting Officer annually that all covered persons have completed the mandated SSI training, that all SSI policies and procedures have been followed, and that those individuals with access understand their responsibilities to protect the information. (e) Breach. In accordance with 49 C.F.R. Part 1520.9(c), the Contractor agrees that in the event of any actual or suspected breach of SSI (i.e., loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, access for an unauthorized purpose, or other unauthorized access, whether physical or electronic), the Contractor shall immediately, and in no event later than one hour of discovery, report the breach to the Contracting Officer and the COR. The Contractor is responsible for positively verifying that notification is received and acknowledged by at least one of the foregoing Government officials. In the event that an SSI breach occurs as a result of the violation of a term of this contract by the Contractor or its employees, or the Contractor's covered persons, the Contractor shall, as directed by the Contracting Officer and at no cost to the Government, without delay correct or mitigate the violation. For unauthorized disclosure of SSI, the Contractor and Contractor's employees and Contractor's covered persons may also be subject to civil penalties and other consequences as set forth in 49 CFR Part 1520.17. (End of clause) H.5200.209.004 SUITABILITY DETERMINATION FOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES (JUL 2015) All contractor employees seeking to provide services to TSA under a TSA contract are subject to a suitability determination to assess whether their initial employment or continued employment on a TSA contract protects or promotes the efficiency of the agency. TSA, by and through the Office of Security, Personnel Security Division (PerSec), will allow a contractor employee to commence work on a TSA contract only if a review of the contractor employee's preliminary background check is favorable. Contractor employees with unfavorable preliminary background checks will not be allowed to work on a TSA contract. A suitability determination involves the following three phases: Phase 1: Enter On Duty Suitability Determination: a review of a contractor employee's consumer credit report, criminal history records, and submitted security forms to determine, to the extent possible, if the contractor employee has bad debt and/or criminal offenses and/or falsification issues that would prohibit employment as a TSA contractor. This determination will include verification of citizenship for contractor employees born outside of the United States. A favorable Enter On Duty Suitability Determination is not a final suitability determination; rather, it is a preliminary review of external data sources that allows the contractor employee to commence work prior to the required background investigation being completed. When a contractor employee is deemed suitable to commence work on a TSA contract, TSA PerSec will notify the appropriate Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) of the favorable determination. Similar notifications will be sent when a contractor employee has not passed the preliminary background check and has been deemed unsuitable. Phase 2: Background Investigation: Once the contractor employee commences work on a TSA contract, TSA PerSec will process all submitted security forms to determine whether the contractor has previously been the subject of a federal background investigation sufficient in scope to meet TSA minimum investigative requirements. Contractor employees who have a federal investigation sufficient in scope will immediately be processed for final suitability adjudication. Those contractor employees who do not have a previous federal background investigation sufficient in scope will be scheduled for the appropriate level background investigation through the submission of their security forms to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Phase 3: Final Suitability Adjudication: TSA PerSec will complete the final suitability determination after receipt, review, and adjudication of the completed OPM background investigation. The final suitability determination is an assessment made by TSA PerSec to determine whether there is reasonable expectation that the continued employment of the TSA contractor will or will not protect or promote the efficiency of the agency. An unfavorable final suitability determination will result in a notification to the COR that the contractor employee has been deemed unsuitable for continued contract employment and that he/she shall be removed from the TSA contract. (End of clause) H.5200.212.001 COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY (JUL 2015) This contract 1is/0is not for commercial items, as defined by FAR 2.1. (End of clause) H.5200.224.001 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (JUL 2015) Information furnished by the Contractor under this contract may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, all items that are confidential to business, or contain trade secrets, proprietary, or personally-identifiable information must be clearly marked. Any information made available to the Contractor by the Government must be used only for the purpose of carrying out the requirements of this contract and must not be divulged or made known in any manner to any person except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract. In performance of this contract, the Contractor assumes responsibility for protection of the confidentiality of Government records and information and must ensure that all work performed by its Subcontractor(s) shall be under the supervision of the Contractor or the Contractor's employees. (End of clause) H.5200.224.002 CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION (JUL 2015) The Contractor shall be responsible for the security of: i) all data that is generated by the contractor on behalf of the Government ii) Government data transmitted by the contractor, and iii) Government data otherwise stored or processed by the contractor, regardless of who owns or controls the underlying systems while that data is under the contractor's control. All Government data, including but not limited to Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU), and/or Critical Infrastructure Information (CII), shall be protected according to Department of Homeland Security information security policies and mandates. At the expiration of the contract, the contractor shall return all Government information and IT resources provided to the contractor during the contract. The contractor must satisfy requirements to work with and safeguard Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). All support personnel must understand and rigorously follow all applicable DHS Component Agency's requirements, policies, and procedures for safeguarding SSI and PII. Contractor personnel will be required to complete online training for SSI, Informational Security and Privacy training, if required by the DHS Component Agency The Contractor, and those operating on its behalf, shall adhere to the requirements of the non-disclosure agreement unless authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer. The Government will identify IT systems transmitting unclassified/SSI information that will require protection based on a risk assessment as applicable. If encryption is required, the following methods are acceptable for encrypting sensitive information: a. Products Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms that have been validated under FIPS 140-2. b. National Security Agency (NSA) Type 2 or Type 1 encryption. c. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) (see paragraph 5.5.2.1 of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IT Security Program Handbook (DHS Management Directive (MD) 4300A) for Sensitive Systems). The contractor shall maintain data control according to the applicable DHS Component Agency's security level of the data. Data separation will include the use of discretionary access control methods, VPN encryption methods, data aggregation controls, data tagging, media marking, backup actions, and data disaster planning and recovery. Contractors handling PII must comply with TSA MD 3700.4 if applicable. Users of Government IT assets shall adhere to all system security requirements to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation of information under their control. All users accessing Government IT assets are expected to actively apply the practices specified in the TSA Information Technology Security Policy (ITSP) Handbook, Chapter 3, Section 6, Privacy and Acceptable Use, or similar DHS Component Agency's guidance or policy. The contractor shall comply with the all data disposition requirements stated in the applicable DHS Component Agency's Information Security Policy. For all TSA orders the contractor shall comply with Information Security Policy Handbook Chapter 3, Section 17 Computer Data Storage Disposition, as well as TSA Management Directive 3700.4. (End of clause) H.5200.224.003 SECURITY OF SYSTEMS HANDLING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY INCIDENT REPONSE (JUL 2015) (a) Definitions. "Breach" (may be used interchangeably with "Privacy Incident') as used in this clause means the loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized acquisition, unauthorized access, or any similar situation where persons other than authorized users, and for other than authorized purpose, have access or potential access to Personally Identifiable Information, in usable form whether physical or electronic. "Personally Identifiable Information (PII)" as used in this clause means any information that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any other information that is linked or linkable to that individual regardless of whether the individual is a citizen of the United States, legal permanent resident, or a visitor to the United States. Examples of PII include: name, date of birth, mailing address, telephone number, Social Security Number (SSN), email address, zip code, account numbers, certificate/license numbers, vehicle identifiers including license plates, uniform resource locators (URLs), Internet protocol addresses, biometric identifiers (e.g., fingerprints), photographic facial images, or any other unique identifying number or characteristic, and any information where it is reasonably foreseeable that the information will be linked with other information to identify the individual. "Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (Sensitive PII)" as used in this clause is a subset of Personally Identifiable Information, which if lost, compromised or disclosed without authorization, could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual. , Complete social security numbers (SSN), alien registration numbers (A-number) and biometric identifiers (such as fingerprint, voiceprint, or iris scan) are considered Sensitive PII even if they are not coupled with additional PII. Additional examples include any groupings of information that contains an individual's name or other unique identifier plus one or more of the following elements: (1) Driver's license number, passport number, or truncated SSN (such as last 4 digits) (2) Date of birth (month, day, and year) (3) Citizenship or immigration status (4) Financial information such as account numbers or Electronic Funds Transfer Information (5) Medical Information (6) System authentication information such as mother's maiden name, account passwords or personal identification numbers (PIN) Other Personally Identifiable information may be "sensitive" depending on its context, such as a list of employees with less than satisfactory performance ratings or an unlisted home address or phone number. In contrast, a business card or public telephone directory of agency employees contains Personally Identifiable Information but it is not sensitive. Sensitive PII have higher impact ratings for purposes of privacy incident handling. (b) Systems Access. Work to be performed under this contract requires the handling of Sensitive PII. The contractor shall provide the Government access to, and information regarding its systems, when requested by the Government, as part of its responsibility to ensure compliance with security requirements, and shall otherwise cooperate with the Government in assuring compliance with such requirements. Government access shall include independent validation testing of controls, system penetration testing by the Government, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) data reviews, and access by agency Inspectors General for its reviews. (c) Systems Security. In performing its duties related to management, operation, and/or access of systems containing Sensitive PII under this contract, the contractor, its employees and subcontractors shall comply with applicable security requirements described in DHS Sensitive System Publication 4300A or any replacement publication and rules of conduct as described in TSA MD 3700.4¬ In addition, use of contractor-owned laptops or other media storage devices to process or store PII is prohibited under this contract until the contractor provides, and the contracting officer in coordination with CISO approves, written certification by the contractor that the following requirements are met: (1) Laptops employ encryption using a NIST Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 or successor approved product; (2) The contractor has developed and implemented a process to ensure that security and other applications software are kept current; (3) Mobile computing devices utilize anti-viral software and a host-based firewall mechanism; (4) When no longer needed, all removable media and laptop hard drives shall be processed (i.e., sanitized, degaussed, or destroyed) in accordance with DHS security requirements. (5) The contractor shall maintain an accurate inventory of devices used in the performance of this contract; (6) Contractor employee annual training and rules of conduct/behavior shall be developed, conducted/issued, and acknowledged by employees in writing. Training and rules of conduct shall address at minimum: (i) Authorized and official use; (ii) Prohibition against use of personally-owned equipment to process, access, or store Sensitive PII; (iii) Prohibition against access by unauthorized users and unauthorized use by authorized users; and (iv) Protection of Sensitive PII; (7) All Sensitive PII obtained under this contract shall be removed from contractor-owned information technology assets upon termination or expiration of contractor work. Removal must be accomplished in accordance with DHS Sensitive System Publication 4300A, which the contracting officer will provide upon request. Certification of data removal will be performed by the contractor's Project Manager and written notification confirming certification will be delivered to the contracting officer within 15 days of termination/expiration of contractor work. (d) Data Security. Contractor shall limit access to the data covered by this clause to those employees and subcontractors who require the information in order to perform their official duties under this contract. The contractor, contractor employees, and subcontractors must physically secure Sensitive PII when not in use and/or under the control of an authorized individual, and when in transit to prevent unauthorized access or loss. When Sensitive PII is no longer needed or required to be retained under applicable Government records retention policies, it must be destroyed through means that will make the Sensitive PII irretrievable. The contractor shall only use Sensitive PII obtained under this contract for purposes of the contract, and shall not collect or use such information for any other purpose without the prior written approval of the contracting officer. At expiration or termination of this contract, the contractor shall turn over all Sensitive PII obtained under the contract that is in its possession to the Government. (e) Breach Response. The contractor agrees that in the event of any actual or suspected breach of PII (i.e., loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, access for an unauthorized purpose, or other unauthorized access, whether physical or electronic), it shall immediately, and in no event later than one hour of discovery, report the breach to the contracting officer, the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and the TSA Director of Privacy Policy & Compliance (TSAprivacy@dhs.gov). The contractor is responsible for positively verifying that notification is received and acknowledged by at least one of the foregoing Government parties. (f) Personally Identifiable Information Notification Requirement. The contractor has in place procedures and the capability to promptly notify any individual whose Sensitive PII was, or is reasonably believed to have been, breached, as determined appropriate. The method and content of any notification by the contractor shall be coordinated with, and subject to the prior approval of the Government, based upon a risk-based analysis conducted by the Government in accordance with DHS Privacy incident Handling Guidance. Notification shall not proceed unless the Government has determined that: (1) notification is appropriate; and (2) would not impede a law enforcement investigation or jeopardize national security. Subject to Government analysis of the breach and the terms of its instructions to the contractor regarding any resulting breach notification, a method of notification may include letters to affected individuals sent by first class mail, electronic means, or general public notice, as approved by the Government. At minimum, a notification should include: (1) a brief description of how the breach occurred; (2) a description of the types of personal information involved in the breach; (3) a statement as to whether the information was encrypted or protected by other means; (4) steps an individual may take to protect themselves; (5) what the agency is doing, if anything, to investigate the breach, to mitigate losses, and to protect against any further breaches; and (6) point of contact information identifying who affected individuals may contact for further information. In the event that a PII breach occurs as a result of the violation of a term of this contract by the contractor or its employees, the contractor shall, as directed by the contracting officer and at no cost to the Government, take timely action to correct or mitigate the violation, which may include providing notification and/or other identity protection services to affected individuals for a period not to exceed 12 months from discovery of the breach. Should the Government elect to provide and/or procure notification or identity protection services in response to a breach, the contractor will be responsible for reimbursing the Government for those expenses. Pass-Through of Security Requirements to Subcontractors. The contractor agrees to incorporate the substance of this clause, its terms and requirements, in all subcontracts under this contract, and to require written subcontractor acknowledgement of same. Violation by a subcontractor of any provision set forth in this clause will be attributed to the contractor. (End of clause) H 5200.237.004 Contractor Responsibility, Conduct and Performance under TSA Service Contracts (JUL 2015) A. BASIC REQUIRED STANDARDS OF CONDUCT RELATED TO BUSINESS UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 1. General. The Government has the basic inherent expectations of timely, focused, effective, and competent performance by the Contractor under a contract. The Contractor has the basic inherent expectation of fair treatment under the contract, where the Contractor's employees, when in Government facilities or in circumstances where the Government has primary control or responsibility, have the expectation of performance in a safe and non-hostile work environment. 2. Adherence to Standards. The Contractor shall adhere to the same professional and ethical standards of conduct required of Government personnel. Contractor employees performing work under this contract shall not: a) Solicit new business (on-site at government spaces, or while on work during periods paid by Government) while performing work under the contract; b) Conduct business other than that which is covered by this contract during periods paid by the Government; c) Conduct business not directly related to this contract while on Government premises; d) Use Government computer systems or networks, Government property or materials, and/or Government facilities for company or personal business; e) Recruit while on Government premises or otherwise act to disrupt official Government business while on Government premises. f) Discuss with unauthorized persons any information obtained during the performance of work under this contract. 3. Reporting Matters. a) Illegal and Unethical Conduct. The Contractor, and its employees shall immediately report to the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative, any illegal or unethical conduct observed, noticed, or discovered while on Government premises or during periods paid by the Government under this contract, without regard as to the source of such conduct (except that any matter involving only contractor employees, apart from any Government requirements or the specific requirements of this contract, is deemed to be strictly the concern of the Contractor). The Contractor shall immediately report to the Government all actual or suspected violations of Government information, personnel, or physical security requirements. The Contractor shall fully comply with all of the reporting requirements that are expressed for specified circumstances and issues identified in discrete Federal Acquisition Regulation or Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation clauses in force under this contract. b) Emergency Situations While on Government Premises. Contractor employees shall immediately report any emergency situations they may witness (any circumstance where actual or potential loss of life, serious injury, or critical damage to property, or other serious incidents, such as fires, or workplace violence, terrorist activities, or other criminal behavior is occurring ) per standing TSA procedures while they are performing under contract in government facilities. c) Government Employee Misconduct. In the event of misconduct by a government employee which is observed or witnessed by a contractor employee, (or in the event of any unauthorized conduct to which a Government employee may subject a contractor employee) the contractor employee shall immediately report such to their on-site contractor supervisor or other company-designated management official, the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative. d) Workplace safety. In the event of any situation involving workplace safety, the contractor employee shall immediately report such to their on-site contractor supervisor or other company -designated management official, the Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer's Representative. 4. The Contracting Officer may require dismissal from work under this contract and/or removal of access to government facilities, property, information and/or information systems of those employees which the Contracting Officer deems contrary to the public interest or inconsistent with the best interest of national security. 5. Non-Disclosure Agreements are required to be signed by all Contractor personnel when their role requires them to come into contact with Sensitive But Unclassified, Government procurement sensitive information, and/or other sensitive information, or proprietary business information from other Contractors (e.g., cost data, plans, and strategies). The recipient certifies in writing that they will take the necessary steps to prevent the unauthorized disclosure and use of information. The Contracting Officer will provide the prescribed non-disclosure forms as necessary to the Contractor when circumstances warrant. B. BASIC REQUIREMENTS AFFECTING CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE 1. Contractor Responsibility for Performance Management. The Contractor shall provide all management, administrative, clerical, and supervisory functions required for the effective and efficient performance of this contract. 2. Limitation on Government Liability. The Government shall not be liable for any injury to the Contractor's personnel or damage to the Contractor's property unless such injury or damage is due to negligence on the part of the Government and is recoverable under the Federal Torts Claims Act, or pursuant to another Federal statutory authority. 3. Responsibility for Effective Contract Transitions. A smooth and orderly transition between the Contractor and a predecessor or successor Contractor is necessary to ensure minimum disruption to vital Government business. The Contractor shall cooperate fully in the transition. 4. The Government observes the following holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Washington's Birthday (President's Day) Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day a) In addition to the days designated as holidays, the Government observes also the following days: • Any other day designated by Federal Statute, and • Any other day designated by Executive Order, and • Any other day designated by President's Proclamation, such as extreme weather conditions. • Inauguration Day (Washington, DC metropolitan area) b) When the Government grants excused absence to its employees in a specific location, assigned Contractor personnel at that same location may also be dismissed. The Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's Representative. Observance of such holidays by Government personnel shall not be a reason for the Contractor to request an extension of the period of performance, or entitlement of compensation except as set forth within the contract. c) In the event the Contractor's personnel work during the holiday or other excused absences, they may be compensated by the Contractor, however, no form of holiday or other premium compensation will be considered either as a direct or indirect cost, other than their normal compensation for the time worked. For cost reimbursable and time and material (T&M) contracts, the Government will only consider as direct and/or indirect costs those efforts actually performed during the holiday or excused absences in the event contractor personnel are not dismissed. This provision does not preclude reimbursement for authorized overtime work if applicable to this contract. Otherwise, the management responsibility for contractor functions approved by the Contracting Officer for offsite work, in the event of inaccessibility of federal workplaces are the sole responsibility of the contractor. The contractor may propose telework or other solutions when critical work is required, however, the Contractor is solely responsible for any cost differential in performance, all liabilities that may be due to performance at an alternate location and all resources necessary to complete such performance. d) In the event of an actual emergency, the Contracting Officer may direct the contractor to change work hours or locations or institute telework, utilize personal protective equipment or other mandated items. e) In the event of a Government shutdown caused by a lapse in appropriations, which can occur at the beginning of a fiscal year if no funds have been appropriated for that year, or upon expiration of a continuing resolution if a new continuing resolution or appropriations law is not passed, the Contractor shall continue performance under the contract unless otherwise instructed in writing by a Contracting Officer. Unless the Contractor is provided a formal notification to the contrary, usually via a Stop Work Order pursuant to FAR 52.242-15, the Contractor must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of the contract. If a contract will not be affected by a shutdown, generally no separate notification or communication of that fact will be provided. C. CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSIGNED SPACE, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES. If, due to the fault or neglect of the Contractor, his agents, or employees, damages are caused to any Government property, equipment, stock or supplies, during the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for such loss or damage and the Government, at its option, may either require the Contractor to replace all property or to reimburse the Government for the full value of the lost or damaged property. The Contractor is responsible for maintaining all assigned space(s) in a clean and orderly fashion during the course of this contract. All telephones are for conducting official Government business only. D. CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. The Contracting Officer's Representative will identify any specified government training which the contractor's employees will be required to complete as a precursor to or coincident with their authorized access to or use of government space or facilities, equipment, information, or information systems as a necessary component of performance required under the contract. Contractor employees are responsible for providing required evidence of timely training completion when the Government assigns such training. The contractor shall provide fully trained and experienced personnel. Training of contractor personnel shall be performed by the contractor at its expense, except as directed by the Government through written authorization by the Contracting Officer to meet special requirements peculiar to the contract. Training includes attendance at seminars, symposia or user group conferences. Training will not be authorized for the purpose of keeping contractor personnel abreast of advances in the state-of-the-art or for training contractor employees on equipment, computer languages and computer operating systems that are available on the commercial market or required by a contract. This includes training to obtain or increase proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and electronic mail. E. COOPERATION WITH AUDITORS AND INVESTIGATORS. The Contractor shall cooperate fully with all auditors and investigators on all matters arising under or directly related to this contract and/or any other matter that may occur in relation to the contractor's presence within Government facilities or due to access to Government information, information systems, property or equipment. F. EMPLOYEE REMOVAL. The Government may identify to the Contractor any contractor employee for removal from contract performance upon notification of failure to comply with the requirements herein. G. EMPLOYEE TERMINATION. The contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer's Representative within 48 hours when an employee performing work under this contract who has been granted access to government information, information systems, property, or government facilities access terminates employment, no longer is assigned to the contract, or no longer requires such access. The contractor shall be responsible for returning, or ensuring that employees return, all DHS/TSA -issued contractor/employee identification, all other TSA or DHS property, and any security access cards to Government offices issued by a landlord of commercial space. H. PERSONNEL CHANGES. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in writing of any changes needed in building, information systems, or other information access requirements for its employees in order to meet contract requirements not later than one day after any personnel changes occur. This includes name changes, resignations, terminations, and transfers to other Contractors. The Contractor shall provide the following information to the COR: full name, social security number, effective date, and reason for change. I. SUBSTITUTION OF KEY PERSONNEL . The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer (CO) and the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) prior to making any changes in Key Personnel. No changes in Key Personnel will be made unless the Contractor can demonstrate that the qualifications of prospective replacement personnel are equal to or better than the qualifications of the Key Personnel being replaced or otherwise meet the standards applicable in the contract. All proposed substitutes shall have qualifications equal to or higher than the qualifications of the person to be replaced. The CO shall be notified in writing of any proposed substitution at least fifteen (15) days, or forty-five (45) days if either a background investigation for building or information system access and/or a security clearance (due to classified contract requirements that relate specifically to personnel) must be obtained to meet the contract's requirements, in advance of the proposed substitution. Such notification from the contractor shall include: 1. an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the substitution; 2. a complete resume of the proposed substitute; and 3. any other information requested by the CO to enable him/her to judge whether or not the Contractor is maintaining the same high quality of personnel that provided the partial basis for award. The CO and COR will evaluate substitution requests and promptly notify the Contractor of his/her approval or disapproval in writing. All disapprovals will require resubmission of another substitution within 15 calendar days by the Contractor. I. FAILURE TO COMPLY. Any failure by the Contractor to comply with these requirements may result in a contract termination and/or any other remedy available to the Government, up to and including criminal prosecution where provided for by law. J. INTERRELATIONSHIP OF ASSOCIATE CONTRACTORS. The TSA may enter into contractual agreements with other Contractors (i.e., "Associate Contractors") in order to fulfill requirements separate from the work to be performed under this contract, yet having a relationship to performance under this contract. It is expected that contractors working under TSA contracts will have to work together under certain conditions in order to achieve a common solution for TSA. The Contractor may be required to coordinate with other such Contractor(s) through the cognizant Contracting Officer (CO) and/or designated representative in providing suitable, non-conflicting technical and/or management interface and in avoidance of duplication of effort. Information on deliverables provided under separate contracts may, at the discretion of the TSA and/or other Government agencies, be provided to such other Contractor(s) for the purpose of such work. Where the Contractor and an associate Contractor fail to agree upon action to be taken in connection with their respective responsibilities, each Contractor shall promptly bring the matters to the attention of the cognizant CO and furnish the Contractor's recommendations for a solution. The Contractor shall not be relieved of its obligations to make timely deliveries or be entitled to any other adjustment because of failure of the Contractor and its associate to promptly refer matters to the CO or because of failure to implement CO directions. Where the Contractor and Associate Contractors are required to collaborate to deliver a service; the Government will designate, in writing and prior to the definition of the task, to both Contractors, a "lead Contractor" for the project. In these cases the Associate Contractors shall also be contractually required to coordinate and collaborate with the Contractor. TSA will facilitate the mutual execution of Non-Disclosure Agreements. K. PERSONAL SERVICES "Personal services" are those in which contractor personnel would appear to be, in effect, Government employees via the direct supervision and oversight by Government employees. No personal services shall be performed under this contract. No Contractor employee will be directly supervised by a Government employee. All individual Contractor employee assignments, and daily work direction, shall be given by the applicable employee supervisor of the Contractor. If the Contractor believes any Government action or communication has been given that would create a personal services relationship between the Government and any Contractor employee, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of this communication or action. The Contractor shall not perform any inherently Governmental actions as defined by FAR 7.500. No Contractor employee shall hold him or herself out to be a Government employee, agent, or representative. No Contractor employee shall state orally or in writing at any time that he or she is acting on behalf of the Government. In all communications in connection with this contract, Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractor employees and specify the name of the company for which they work. In all communications with other Government Contractors in connection with this contract, the Contractor employee shall state that they have no authority to in any way change any contract and that if the other Contractor believes this communication to be a direction to change their contract, they should notify the Contracting Officer for that contract and not carry out the direction until a clarification has been issued by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall ensure that all of its employees working on this contract are informed of the substance of this clause. Nothing in this special contract requirement shall limit the Government's rights in any way under any other term of the contract, including those related to the Government's right to inspect and accept the services to be performed under this contract. The substance of this special contract requirement shall be included in all subcontracts at any tier. Compliance with this Special Contract Requirement is included in the contract price and shall not be a basis for equitable adjustment. (End of clause) H.5200.239.001 ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO ACCOMMODATE USERS WITH DISABILITIES (SECTION 508 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT) (JUL 2015) Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits federal agencies from procuring, developing, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology (EIT) that is inaccessible to people with disabilities. The applicable standards in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, shall apply to this contract and any items, or services covered by or provided in connection with this requirement. The Contractor shall provide items and services that comply with Section 508 requirements and the Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards at 36 CFR Part 1194. (End of clause) L. 5200.233.001 AVAILABILITY OF INTERNAL APPEAL PROCESS PER FAR 33.103 (JUL 2015) In the event of receipt of the Contracting Officer's final decision of an agency-level protest in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 33.103, the offeror is hereby advised that an appeal process is available from within the agency. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Acquisition in the Transportation Security Administration is the independent appeal authority. All appeals must be submitted in writing and signed by a company official who is authorized to commit the company and contain the same elements required in FAR 33.103(d) as well as an explanation of the Contracting Officer's decision (and copy of such decision). Appeals must be sent either in writing or via email to Transportation Security Administration, ATTN: APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST, Office of Acquisition, 601 S. 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6025 , or via email to TSAProcurementPolicy@tsa.dhs.gov. The subject line for the email should clearly indicate "APPEAL OF AGENCY PROTEST". (End of provision) 3. QUESTIONS The Quoter shall submit any questions via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Mr. Mark Landon, at mark.landon@tsa.dhs.gov no later than 1:00 pm EST on 11/16/2015. 4. CONTENTS OF QUOTES: GENERAL INTSTRUCTIONS The Quoter shall submit a quote in accordance with the Request for Quote. The quote must be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist, Mr. Mark Landon at mark.landon@tsa.dhs.gov and Tamara Kelley at Tamara.Kelley@tsa.dhs.gov not later than 11/19/2015 at 2:00 pm EST. a. The Quoter must submit quote in three (3) separate files, as follows: (1) Volume I, Technical Capability (2) Volume II, Past Performance (3) Volume III, Price b. Each volume must be submitted as a separate electronic file. Use 8 ½ by 11 -inch paper printed on one side only with one-inch margins on all sides and single-spaced. Number the pages of each volume consecutively. Use 12 point Times New Roman font with normal (uncondensed) spacing. Quoter may use pages up to size 11 by 17 inches only for diagrams, charts, or graphic material, with the type size(s) of such material left to the offerors discretion. c. A quote which does not address all of the RFQ requirements described in the following sections will be considered non-responsive to that requirement and may be a basis for eliminating the quote from further consideration. 4.2 DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH VOLUME 4.2.1 Volume I, Technical Capability (2 page limit) a. The Quoter shall describe their reverse auctioning tool and how it meets the specifications in Section 1. The Quoter shall furnish descriptive literature as part of the quote. The quote shall be clear, concise, and shall include sufficient detail for effective evaluation and for substantiating the validity of stated claims.

Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST)

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline January 12, 2016
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DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to demonstrate that a maritime system of systems (SoS) approach can provide increased military effectiveness, cost imposition (i.e., the cost of the opponent to counter relative to the cost of the U.S. to deploy), and adaptability necessary to maintain U.S. maritime superiority in contested maritime environments. Specifically, the Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST) program will develop SoS architectures for wide area, cross-domain (under, on and over the sea) surveillance and targeting of adversary ships and submarines in order to close kill chains and dominate large contested maritime regions.

Enterprise Risk Management Training

Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration | Published January 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 4, 2016
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Synopsis:NOTICE TO CONTRACTORThis is a COMBINED SOLICITATION/SYNOPSIS for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation has been prepared with the intent to award a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract, utilizing procedures under FAR part 13, for Commercial Services as described in the schedule below.The propsed contract action is for an Enterprise Risk Management training course. The Mine Safety and Health Administration seeks quoteds for a training course simliar to the description below. The Government encourages alternate offers for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Any alternate offers must contain sufficient details for the government to determine that it meets the need.This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) 16-MSHA-AAM-NAT-0067 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2005-83.It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions referenced here. The clauses may be accessed in full text at this address: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefarThe North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 611430; Size Standard: $11,000,000. SERVICE ADDRESS:. MSHA HeadquartersProgram Evaluation and Information Resources201 12th St. South, 5W106, Arlington, VA 22203 The Government will award a firm, fixed price contract resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsive and responsible offeror whose conforming response is determined to be the lowest price technically acceptable.In order to be found technically acceptable, the vendor must provide a quote for the services outlined in the Statement of Work , or similar services that will meet the requirement and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the time of the award. The Government will only consider firm fixed-price quotations. Offeror must complete and submit with the quotations FAR provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (APR 2012). The provision can also be submitted at https://www.sam.gov. Contractor must be registered to the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award. A nine digit Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number provided by Dun and Bradstreet is required to register. The website address for SAM registration is https://www.sam.gov. Electronic submission of Quotes: Quotations shall be submitted electronically by email to mckeever.jennifer@dol.gov Attention: Jennifer McKeever. Email submissions are limited to 20MB. The submitter should confirm receipt of email submissions. Quotations are due on or before 01 February 2016, 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time to be considered responsive.CLIN 0001 Enterprise Risk Management Training - two (2) , two-day comprehensive and practical training sessions on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM ) to be provided to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) employees on MSHA's ERM framework. These trainings will be workshop-focused onsite and Video-Teleconferencing (VTC). Each class will have approximately 25 participants.Period of performance: February 2016 - March 2016Unit Price : $_______________Total CLIN Price $ ____________________This solicitation incorporates the following FAR and DOL Clauses/Provisions: 52.204-7 System for Award Management(JUL 2013)52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013)52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting(JUL 2015)52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance(JUL 2015)52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014)52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999), 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (MAR 2015)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (DEC 2014)52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar52.212-5 -- CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDER -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2016) (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) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (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: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] _x_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). ___ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. ___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). ___ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2016) (E.O. 13126). _X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). ___ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). ___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). _X__ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. ___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. _X__ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X__ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)._X__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). _X__ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, 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: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy\ INVOICING PROCEDURES: ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS CLAUSE (FEBRUARY 2014) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(2) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(3) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic Payment Requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this clause, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data Transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format comply with the following provisions:(1) The contractor shall:a. Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified in the contract.b. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format.c. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. d. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format:, DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00.e. Submit a copy of the email with the attached invoice to the contracting officer's representative (COR) at the COR email address specified in the contract.f. Before sending another e-mail with the same invoice attachment, confirm whether DOL has already responded and/or whether you have received a success or failure response to your submission. (2) The contractor MUST NOT:a. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceed this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to the COR or other representative at the address.b. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color.1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible.2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. c. Submit more than one attachment, as subsequent attachments will not be recognized.d. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment.e. Attempt to use the "Recall or Resend" email message feature. (d) General Information. Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to MSHAInvoiceInquiries@dol.gov. The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state "INQUIRY," followed by the information described in paragraph (1) d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, , Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice.(e) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (f) Exceptions. Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed through U.S. mail when electronic mail cannot be accomplished. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 303-231-5597. When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of LaborOffice of Financial Management Operations, DFCPO Box 25367Denver, CO 80225 DOL's Contractor's Obligation to Notify the Contracting Officer of a Request to Change the Contract Scope (a) Except for changes identified in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor is required to notify, within five working days of receipt or knowledge, any request for changes to this contract (including actions, inactions, and written or oral communications) that the Contractor regards as exceeding the scope of the contract. On the basis of the most accurate information available to the Contractor, the notice shall state:(1) The date, nature, and circumstances of the conduct regarded as a change in scope;(2) The name, function, and activity of each Government individual and Contractor official or employee involved in, or knowledgeable about, such conduct;(3) The identification of any documents and substance of any oral communication involved in such conduct; (b) Following submission of this notice, the Contractor shall continue performance in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, unless notified otherwise by the Contracting Officer.(c) The Contracting Officer shall promptly, within 5 business days after receipt of notice from the Contractor, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer shall either:(1) Confirm that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in the scope of the contract and directs the Contractor to stop work, completely or in part, in accordance with the Stop Work provisions of the contract; (2) Deny that the Contractor's notice identifies a change in scope and instruct the Contractor to continue performance under the contract; or(3) In the event the Contractor's notice does not provide sufficient information to make a decision, advise the Contractor what additional information is required, and establish the date by which it should be furnished and the date thereafter by which the Government will respond. Currently, FAR 13.500(d) indicates that the authority to issue solicitations under subpart 13.5 expires on January 1, 2015. However, section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2015 makes the authority permanent.DOLAR 2952.201-70 Contracting Officer'sTechnical Representative (COTR). Statement of Work Enterprise Risk Management Training Background This opportunity is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Directorate of Program Evaluation and Information Resources, Office of Program Policy Evaluation. MSHA's mission is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines. Technical Requirements MSHA desires the assistance of a contractor to develop and deliver training in support of the introduction of MSHA's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations' (COSO) definition of internal controls. The contractor will provide two 2-day comprehensive and practical ERM workshop-focused onsite and Video-Teleconferencing (VTC) training sessions of MSHA employees on MSHA's ERM framework. The first training will be completed in February 2016 and the second training in March 2016. Each of these trainings will involve approximately 25 MSHA staff and will take place in Arlington, VA and via VTC. MSHA will have a Project Team identified to work with the Contractor on this project. In addition, an MSHA Project Manager will be responsible for coordination of the work between the Project Team and Contractor. There will also be an Executive Steering Committee with responsibility for reviewing the work of the Contractor and Project Team. The Contractor is expected to work closely with the MSHA Project Team (including time onsite) in developing and providing training as indicated below. The Contractor is also expected to develop an understanding of MSHA's operations and customize the training using MSHA's terminology and procedures already in place at MSHA. The Contractor will further provide all customized training materials in both printed and electronic format. MSHA will provide the required space and equipment. Vendor will provide completion certificate for each participant.   The objectives of the training will be as follows: o Define enterprise risk management. o Identify the roles and responsibilities within an organization to implement enterprise risk management as an enterprise-wide function. o Identify the internal audit activity's role in enterprise risk management. o Compare the types of enterprise risk management frameworks. o Define the enterprise risk management environment. o Understand how to implement an enterprise risk management program in an organization. o Understand how to monitor and evaluate an enterprise risk management program for improvement. The specific training topics and concepts to be covered will include the following:Training Topics ConceptsWhat is ERM?  ERM? How will MSHA benefit?  What is the role of leadership and employees in ERM?  What is the process used in establishing ERM? Relationship between Governance, ERM, and Internal Control Premise, Principles, Limitations, and Effectiveness Why is it important to invest in  COSO ERM FrameworkERM Environment Internal Environment Overview Factors Affecting the Organization as a Whole ERM Philosophy Risk Appetite  Risk Appetite vs. Risk Tolerance Qualitative and Quantitative Terms Reputational Risk Risk CultureERM Implementation - Risk Assessment Initiating a Structured, Disciplined Approach to Implementation Implementation Options and Decisions Building a Framework Obtaining ERM Mandate and Commitment Determining Risk Criteria Risk Identification and Assessment Methodology and Techniques OverviewERM Implementation - Risk Treatment Identifying Risk Treatment/Responses Evaluation and Selection Considerations Risk Treatment/Response Options When Risk Treatment Options Are Most Appropriate Developing a Risk Treatment/Response PlanMonitoring the ERM System ERM Monitoring Defined and Explained Monitoring the Organization's Context Monitoring the ERM System Monitoring the Organization's Business Performance Monitoring Throughout the Organization How Monitoring is Performed Risk Management Reporting Ongoing Monitoring Activities Monitoring Evaluations and DeficienciesEvaluating and Improving ERM Embedding ERM in the Internal Audit Plan  Implementing an ERM-based Audit Plan Providing Assurance and Consulting Services Coordinating Assurance and Consulting Activities Documenting Internal Audit's Roles and Responsibilities Embedding ERM in the Internal Audit Methodology  Planning the Workshop Conducting the Workshop Presentation skills Facilitation skills overview Dealing with different personality types and group dynamics Recording workshop data Preparing for a workshop Workshop practice and feedback sessions Communicating Results Assessing the ERM System  A Comprehensive Assessment Approach A Maturity Assessment Approach Period and Place of Performance:February-March, 2016MSHA HeadquartersProgram Evaluation and Information Resources201 12th St. South, 5W106, Arlington, VA 22203  

Navy Electronics Manufacturing Center (NEMC) ManTech

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published October 7, 2015  -  Deadline October 26, 2015
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Attached is a draft RFP and this announcement contains a request for information and is also intended to fulfill the synopsis posting requirement of FAR Part 5 Pre-solicitation Notice - The Navy Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, managed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), provides a mechanism for the development of enabling manufacturing technology and for implementation of this technology for the production, repair, and maintenance of Navy weapon systems to support the Fleet. The program is aimed at achieving affordability in weapon systems acquisition by inserting manufacturing process solutions early in acquisition to reduce life-cycle costs, improve schedules, and ensure quality. For the past eight years, the Navy ManTech Program has been focused on affordability improvements for key acquisition platforms. Currently, ManTech is focused on affordability improvements for the VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS) / OHIO Replacement Program (ORP), the DDG51 Class Destroyer, the CVN 78 Class Carrier, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). ManTech helps these Navy programs achieve their respective affordability goals by transitioning needed manufacturing technology which, when implemented, results in a cost reduction or cost avoidance. Navy ManTech works with defense contractors, the Naval Research Enterprise, Navy acquisition Program Offices, and academia to develop improved processes and equipment. The Program is structured to promote timely implementation to strengthen the defense industrial base. The Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence (COEs) play a key role in the definition and execution of the Program. With their expertise in specific technology areas, the COEs provide focal points for the development and technology transfer of new manufacturing processes and equipment in a cooperative environment with industry, the acquisition community the Naval Research Enterprise, and academia. The NEMC CoE contractor will perform all supporting functions for the Center of Excellence (CoE), which includes serving as a corporate repository of expertise, performing special projects, conducting industry surveys, planning and conducting outreach activities to increase awareness of the NEMC, and disseminating manufacturing technology throughout the nation's shipyards and industrial base. It is anticipated that the solicitation will be posted on/around 17 November 2015. The anticipated award date is on/around 23 May 2016. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered. Request for Information - This Request for Information (RFI) is for planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a request for proposals, solicitation, and/or commitment on the part of the Government to issue any future solicitation. The Government will not reimburse any costs associated with the development and/or submission of materials in response to this request. Navy ManTech Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence This notice constitutes a Request for Information for the purpose of determining market capabilities of sources, including small business concerns, for the Navy Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Interested parties who believe they can fulfill the requirements in the DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) should provide a capabilities summary that shall not exceed one page in length. Capabilities statements may be submitted in contractor's format. Interested parties may also provide comments on the DRAFT RFP. Comments should include page numbers and/or attachment numbers. Comments may be provided in the contractor's preferred format. Capabilities statements and comments to the DRAFT RFP shall be sent via email to Mr. Brian Kehoe, Contracting Officer at brian.kehoe@navy.mil no later than 1600 EST on October 26, 2015 communications shall be in email only. This draft RFP is subject to change and should a formal RFP be issued, it will be posted to FedBizOpps at a later date.