F--Red-cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Tree Survey Support Services
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published June 19, 2015 - Deadline July 7, 2015
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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
Solicitation Number: W91247-15-T-0023
(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.603, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) This solicitation document, W91247-15-T-0023, is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) to provide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Tree Survey Support Services to support the Environment Management Branch for the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
(iii) This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-50, effective 16 March, 2011.
(iv) This requirement is 100% set-aside for Small Businesses and only qualified quoters may submit quotes. Quotes received from other than Small Businesses will be rejected. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code is 541620, quote mark Environmental Consulting Services quote mark , with a size standard of $15,000,000 dollars. This solicitation is issued under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
(v) The following is a list of the associated contract line item numbers:
CLIN 0001: FFP/FOB - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Tree Survey Support Services:
Quantity: 12; Unit of Issue: Months
CLIN 0002: FFP/FOB - Contract Manpower Reporting: Quantity: 1; Unit of Issue: Each.
(vi) This requirement is to provide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Tree Survey Support Services at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in accordance with the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS). This program will conduct surveys for new RCW cavity/start trees and Old-Growth Pines across approximately 22, 000 acres in the Northern Training Area and Overhills tracts of Fort Bragg.
(vii) Services shall be performed at Fort Bragg, NC for a period of twelve (12) months.
(viii) Provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instruction to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
Addendum to FAR 52.212-1:
1. Replace the terms quote mark offerors quote mark and quote mark offer(s) quote mark to quote mark quoter quote mark and quote mark quote(s) quote mark in paragraphs (b) through (l).
2. Replace paragraph (b) with the following instructions:
(b)(7) Responses must be submitted electronically only to the Contracting Officer, Ms. Heather D. Clifton at Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org and Contract Specialist, Ms. Teresa A. Dudley at Teresa.email@example.com. Mail or hardcopy submissions will not be accepted and shall deem the Contractor's response unacceptable.
All information relating to the solicitation must be included in electronic format. Electronic versions of the price response shall not be submitted in a read only or password protected format. All formulas, lookup tables, and links should be intact, and no links should exist to files not included with the response. Spreadsheets shall not contain hidden worksheets. PDF or flat files will not be considered adequate. Failure to comply with these formatting requirements may result in rejection of your response.
Additional Information: This is an electronic solicitation release. No hard copies will be mailed. Amendments to the solicitation will be posted to the Army Single Face Industry (AFSI) https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/. It is the responsibility of each quoter to review the webpage for notice of amendments, updates, or changes to current information.
(b)(10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information)
The quoter shall provide recent and relevant past performance information on contracts that the quoter has performed to demonstrate that the quoter has the necessary experience to perform the requirements of the solicitation. Recent means within the past three (3) years; relevant means similar in size, scope and magnitude to the requirements in the solicitation. The quoter should submit information on contracts that provide the best evidence of experience similar to solicitation requirements. The quoter shall submit at least three (3), if possible, but no more than five (5) references. The quoter or must submit a separate page for each reference. Each reference must include the following information:
a. Contract number and contract dollar value;
b. Contract performance period;
c. A brief description of the contract requirements;
d. Relevance of contract work performed to the solicitation requirement (size & scope); and
e. Contract point of contact name, telephone number, and facsimile number.
(b)(11) Quotes that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.
3. Add paragraph (b) as follows:
(b)(12) As part of its quote, the quoter will provide the estimated total cost (if any) incurred to comply with the enterprise Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (eCMRA) requirement. Quoter will determine, in the Schedule, CLIN 0002, to price or not-separately-price the CMRA requirement. CLIN 0002 shall be the CLIN under which the Contractor shall bill for all cost associated with the eCMRA requirement.
4. Replace paragraph (c) with the following instruction:
(c) Period for acceptance of quotes. The quoter agrees to hold the prices in its quote firm for 90 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of quotes.
5. Delete paragraphs (d), (e), (h) and (l) in their entirety.
(End of Addendum)
(ix) Provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government will evaluate offers in response to this request in accordance with FAR Part 13.106 procedures.
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes:
Price will not be scored or rated. Evaluation of price will be performed using one or more of the price analysis techniques in FAR 13.106. Through these techniques the Government will determine whether prices are reasonable and complete.
(ii) Past Performance.
As part of past performance evaluation, Past Performance will be evaluated using recent and relevant information obtained from the references provided by the quoter as well as past performance information independently obtained by the Government. Past Performance will be evaluated and given of rating of quote mark Acceptable quote mark , or quote mark Unacceptable quote mark as defined below. Recent and relevant Past Performance is defined in Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items.
Definitions of Ratings for Past Performance:
Acceptable. 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.
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.
(End of Provision)
(x) Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Offeror's representations and certifications must be entered within the System for Award Management website (www.sam.gov) for consideration for award.
(xi) Clause at FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Addendum to FAR 52.212-4:
1. Add paragraph (c)(1) as follows:
(c)(1) Contract Administration Data. The Contracting Officer is responsible for the administration of this contract and, alone, is authorized to take actions on behalf of the Government that result in changes in the terms of the contract. The Contracting Officer is Ms. Heather Clifton, firstname.lastname@example.org and the Contract Specialist is Ms. Teresa Dudley, email@example.com. Changes to the Contracting Officer or Contract Specialist may be made by written correspondence from the contracting office in lieu of a modification to the contract.
2. Add paragraph (q)(1) and (q)(2) with the following:
(q)(1) Insurance Requirements. The following kinds and minimum amounts of insurance are required in accordance with FAR clause 52.228-5 entitled, quote mark Insurance-Work on a Government Installation. quote mark
Workmen's Compensation and Amount required by the State in which this contract is
Occupational Disease Insurance performed
Employer's Liability Insurance $100,000
Comprehensive General Liability $500,000 per occurrence
Insurance for Bodily Injury
Comprehensive Automobile Liability $200,000 per person
$500,000 per occurrence for Bodily Injury and
$20,000 per occurrence for Property Damage
NOTE: Before commencing work under this contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the required insurance has been obtained. The Contractor shall provide proof of insurance before commencing work under this contract. Note: Certificate of Insurance shall reference the contract number.
(q)(2) Post-Award Conference.
(a) Prior to the Contractor starting work, a post award conference (as described in FAR Subpart 42.5), will be convened by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Contractor's Project Manager shall attend the conference. If the contract involves subcontractors, a representative of each major subcontractor shall also attend.
(b) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor will agree to the date, time and location of the conference after contract award. In the event of a conflict in schedules, the Contracting Officer will establish the date for the conference.
(End of Addendum)
(xii) Clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Applicable clauses under FAR 52.212-5 are as follows (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil):
52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontracting Sales to the Government; 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment; 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965; 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for federal Employees; 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.2223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.227-1, Authorization and Consent; 52.227-2, Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement; 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration. Any resulting contract will be paid using the Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) system at https://wawf.eb.mil/, 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text (website provided http://farsite.hill.af.mil).
(xiii) APPLICABLE WAGE DETERMINATION: The following U.S. Department of Labor Wage Determination is applicable to this procurement: Wage Determination No: 2001-0233(Rev 25) dated 02/23/2015. A copy of this Wage Determination can be found at http://www.wdol.gov.
(xiv) STATEMENT OF EQUIVALENT RATES FOR FEDERAL HIRE. In accordance with FAR Clause 52.222-24, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires, incorporated into this contract by reference at paragraph (c) of FAR Clause 52.212-5, the following information is furnished: THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY: IT IS NOT A WAGE
DETERMINATION. Employee Class, 08190, Forestry Technician, Wage Grade 08, Step 01 $19.07; Employee Class 08200, Forestry Truck Driver, Wage Grade 08, Step 01 $19.07; Employee Class 08340, Tree Climber, General Service Grade 05, Step 01 $15.77
(xv) The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition:
Provision at FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil) applies to this acquisition.
The following DFARS clauses apply to this acquisition:
DFARS 252.204-7004, Alternate A Central Contractor Registration; DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification Valuation; DFARS 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items; DFARS 252.222-2007, Representation Regarding Combating Trafficking in Persons, DFARS 252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items. Applicable additional clauses under DFARS 252.212-7001 are as follows:
FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities; DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submissions of Payment Requests; 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea.
252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013)
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause--
Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization.
Document type means the type of payment request or receiving report available for creation in Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF).
Local processing office (LPO) is the office responsible for payment certification when payment certification is done external to the entitlement system.
(b) Electronic invoicing. The WAWF system is the method to electronically process vendor payment requests and receiving reports, as authorized by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports.
(c) WAWF access. To access WAWF, the Contractor shall--
(1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the System for Award Management at https://www.acquisition.gov; and
(2) Be registered to use WAWF at https://wawf.eb.mil/ following the step-by-step procedures for self-registration available at this Web site.
(d) WAWF training. The Contractor should follow the training instructions of the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF. Both can be accessed by selecting the quote mark Web Based Training quote mark link on the WAWF home page at https://wawf.eb.mil/.
(e) WAWF methods of document submission. Document submissions may be via Web entry, Electronic Data Interchange, or File Transfer Protocol.
(f) WAWF payment instructions. The Contractor must use the following information when submitting payment requests and receiving reports in WAWF for this contract/order:
(1) Document type. The Contractor shall use the following document type(s).
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(2) Inspection/acceptance location. The Contractor shall select the following inspection/acceptance location(s) in WAWF, as specified by the Contracting Officer.
(3) Document routing. The Contractor shall use the information in the Routing Data Table below only to fill in applicable fields in WAWF when creating payment requests and receiving reports in the system.
Routing Data Table*
Field Name in WAWF Data to be entered in WAWF
Pay Official DoDAAC HQ0490
Issue By DoDAAC W91247
Admin DoDAAC W91247
Inspect By DoDAAC W36B5K
Ship To Code W36B5K
Ship From Code N/A
Mark For Code N/A
Service Approver (DoDAAC) W36B5K
Service Acceptor (DoDAAC) W36B5K
Accept at Other DoDAAC N/A
LPO DoDAAC N/A
DCAA Auditor DoDAAC N/A
Other DoDAAC(s) N/A
(4) Payment request and supporting documentation. The Contractor shall ensure a payment request includes appropriate contract line item and subline item descriptions of the work performed or supplies delivered, unit price/cost per unit, fee (if applicable), and all relevant back-up documentation, as defined in DFARS Appendix F, (e.g. timesheets) in support of each payment request.
(5) WAWF email notifications. The Contractor shall enter the email address identified below in the quote mark Send Additional Email Notifications quote mark field of WAWF once a document is submitted in the system:
(g) WAWF point of contact.
(1) The Contractor may obtain clarification regarding invoicing in WAWF from the following contracting activity's WAWF point of contact. TBD
(2) For technical WAWF help, contact the WAWF helpdesk at 866-618-5988.
(End of clause)
Additionally, the following clause is added to this combined synopsis/solicitation and considered applicable to this acquisition:
5152.233-4000, AMC-Level Protest Program
If you have complaints about this procurement, it is preferable that you first attempt to resolve those concerns with the responsible contracting officer. However, you can also protest to Headquarters (HQ), Army Materiel Command (AMC). The HQ AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as an Alternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.103. If you want to file a protest under the HQ AMC-Level Protest Program, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sent to the address below. All other agency-level protests should be sent to the contracting officer for resolution.
Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Command
Office of Command Counsel
4400 Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
Fax: (256) 450-8840
Packages sent by FedEx or UPS should be addressed to:
Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Command
Office of Command Counsel
4400 Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
Fax: (256) 450-8840
The AMC-Level Protest procedures are found at: http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/COMMANDCOUNSEL.asp.
If internet access is not available, contact the contracting officer or HQ, AMC to obtain the HQ AMC-Level Protest Procedures.
(xvi) Any questions regarding this Solicitation should be directed via e-mail to Ms. Teresa Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submittal of all questions is 12:00 p.m. on 26June 2015.
(xvii) Submission of Quotes: Quotes shall be forwarded to Ms. Teresa Dudley via email to: email@example.com by 7 July 2015, 12:00 PM EDT. Facsimile submission will not be accepted. Quoters shall provide a quote using the pricing schedule provided in Appendix 1 of this combined synopsis/solicitation.
(xviii) The point of contact (POC) for this acquisition is Ms. Teresa Dudley, and she may be reached at 910-432-8694 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.