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Annual Software License for the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE)

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published May 18, 2016  -  Deadline June 7, 2016
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Solicitation Number FDA-SOL-1164724   Annual Software License for the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE)   Part 1 – Description   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug and Evaluation Research  (CDER) has a need for Molecular Operating Environment which is a comprehensive software system for Life and Material Science.   This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a separate written solicitation will not be issued.    This solicitation is a Request for Quote (RFQ) using FAR Parts 12 and 13 procedures.  The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87.  The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition is 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services, with a small business size standard of $27,500,000.00 dollars.   Part 2 – Services and Prices   2.1 Contract Type:  Firm-fixed-Price   2.2New Roman';">  Pricing Table CLIN Description Quantity Unit Price Firm-Fixed-Price* 0001 Annual Software License for the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) Includes support and updates   3 Tokens $ $ 1001 Option Year 1: 3 Tokens     2002 Option Year 2: 3 Tokens     3004 Option Year 3: 3 Tokens     4004 Option Year 4: 3 Tokens       TOTAL MAXIMUM POTENTIAL FIRM-FIXED-PRICE   $ $     New Roman Bold";">*The firm-fixed-prices are inclusive of all costs, such as shipping, parts, installation, training, labor, travel, and any other warranty and service maintenance costs.  Payment is only authorized for the respective firm-fixed-prices upon successful completion of the respective CLIN, including delivery and acceptance of all deliverables, as determined by the FDA Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and upon submission of a proper invoice.  Proper invoice submission includes following the invoice instructions below.    Part 3 – Description/Specifications   3.1 Scope:   Essential Characteristics required:   a.New Roman';">      Shall be capable of storing structure-based databases and their associated toxicity information   b.New Roman';">     Shall be capable of extracting correlations based on molecular descriptors   c.New Roman';">      Shall be capable of identifying of off-target interactions and predicting drug-drug interactions   d.New Roman';">     Shall exist in an internally installed client-server version that can access user stored proprietary data   e.New Roman';">      Shall allow the user to create, edit, save and share results obtained from the platform   f.New Roman';">      Shall have the ability to conduct chemical searches   g.New Roman';">     Shall be capable of exporting results and compatible with commonly used data management and visualization tools   h.New Roman';">     Shall be eligible for regular updates and support   i.New Roman';">       Shall be customizable and programmable   j.New Roman';">       Shall be capable of seamlessly integrate FDA internal SD file format New Roman', serif;">  k.   Shall be capable of identifying protein-ligand interactions   l.    Shall be capable of protein/peptide modeling and simulations   m.  Shall be capable of performing clustering analysis   n.   Shall be capable of performing pharmacophore analysis   3.2 Optional License   The offerors shall provide pricing for optional license. The FDA shall have a unilateral right to exercise optional periods. The option period of performance, if exercised, shall commence as follows:     OPTION PERIOD FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDER Option Year 1: 3 Tokens To begin 1st Year following ARO Option Year 2: 3 Tokens To being 2nd Year following ARO Option Year 3: 3 Tokens To begin 3rd Year following ARO. Option Year 4: 3 Tokens To being 4th year following ARO.   FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (November 1999)   The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within the period of performance of this contract. (End of Clause)   FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (March 2000)   (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within the period of performance of the contract; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed five years. (End of clause)   3.3.8 Delivery   The contractor shall deliver at the following location:   TBD   3.4 Contract Administration New Roman Bold";">  New Roman Bold";">Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)   The following COR will represent the Government for the purpose of this order: [TBD]   The COR is responsible for the following as required by this order: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluations; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance.   The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as an agent of the Government under this order.  Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: direct or negotiate any changes in the order, including modifying or extending the period of performance, changing the delivery schedule, authorizing reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this order, or otherwise change any terms and conditions of this order.   The contact information for the Contracting Officer is the following:   Nicola Carmichael U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services Rockville, MD 20857 Nicola.Carmichael@fda.hhs.gov (240) 402-7568   The contact information for the Contractor is the following: [TBD]   PAYMENT   The Government will pay the Contractor only each respective deliverable’s firm-fixed-price delineated in the table in Subpart 2.2 above, upon successful completion, as determined by the COR, and upon submission of a proper invoice.  Proper invoice submission includes following the invoice instructions below.    INVOICE INSTRUCTIONS   The Contractor shall submit all invoices in the manner specified below: The Contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below:   Office of Financial Services Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue W032-Second Floor Bldg. 32, Rm. 2162, Mail Hub 2145 Silver Spring MD  20993-0002 Attn: Vendor Payments   Phone: (301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742             Email: fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov   Invoices submitted under this order must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer – Central Contractor Registration) and/or other applicable FAR clauses specified herein.  To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice date and Invoice number; (III) Purchase Order/Award Number; (IV) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed, including:  (a) period of performance for which costs are claimed; (b) itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures; (V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment) (VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of a defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited; (XI) Name and telephone number of the COR or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award.   An electronic invoice is acceptable if submitted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. All items listed in (i) through (xii) of this clause must be included in the electronic invoice. Electronic invoices must be on company letterhead, must contain no ink changes and be legible for printing. Questions regarding invoices shall be directed to the FDA at the telephone numbers provided above.   Payment will only be made on a firm-fixed-price basis.     New Roman Bold"; text-transform: uppercase;">  New Roman Bold"; text-transform: uppercase;">Conflicts of Interest New Roman Bold"; text-transform: uppercase;">  The Contractor warrants that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, and except as otherwise disclosed to the Contracting Officer, it does not have any actual, potential, or apparent conflict of interests pertaining to the subject order, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5 and HHS and FDA policies, for its organization, employees, or subcontractors working or proposed to be working under this order.   The Contractor agrees that, if after award, it discovers a conflict of interest with respect to this order, it shall make an immediate and full disclosure in writing to the FDA Contracting Officer for this order.   The Government reserves the right to exercise any remedy available at law or equity, including termination of the order for cause or convenience, should the Government determine remedial action is necessary to address any actual, potential, or apparent conflict of interest.   Part 4-Contract Clauses   4.1 HHSAR Clauses Incorporated by Reference   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: http://www.hhs.gov/policies/hhsar/subpart301-1.html.   352.211-3, PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT (DEC 2015) 352.203-70, ANTI-LOBBYING (DEC 2015) 352.215-70, LATE PROPOSALS AND REVISIONS (DEC 2015) 352.222-70, CONTRACTOR COOPERATION IN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY INVESTIGATIONS (DEC 2015) 352.223-70, SAFETY AND HEALTH (DEC 2015) 352.224-70, PRIVACY ACT (DEC 2015) 352.227-70, PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY (DEC 2015) 352.237-75 KEY PERSONNEL (DEC 2015)   4.2 FAR Clauses Incorporated by Reference:   52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at: www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html   52.202-1 Definitions (November 2013) 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (May 2014) 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (May 2014) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)   4.3 FAR Clauses in Full Text: 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) 52.203-13, 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).     X     52.204-7 -- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) X (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). X (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] X  (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. _X__ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). X  (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)).

Solicitation for US/TCN Personal Service Contractor for USAID/DRC- CARPE Team Manager

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline May 25, 2015
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The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/DRC), is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in providing United States/Third Country Personal Service Contractor (US/TCN PSC) for USAID/DRC services as a Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) Team Manager.

C--A-E IDIQ Contract for Geotechnical Engineering to include Soil Borings, Soil Testing, Concrete & Other Materials Testing, Vibration Monitoring & Other Related Services for the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1.CONTRACT INFORMATION: (This announcement was previously issued under W912P8-15-D-0040) This announcement is a 100% Small Business Set Aside. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330. The resulting contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. The firms selected for negotiations will be based on demonstrated technical competence and qualifications for the required services. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about 19 November 2015. To be eligible for contract award, the firm must be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov. The resulting contract will be a Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contract. One (1) contract award shall be made from this announcement with a base period not to exceed one year and four option periods not to exceed one year each. The contract ceiling shall not exceed $15,000,000 or 5 years in duration, whichever comes first. A minimum guarantee amount of $10,000.00 will apply for the life of the contract. Work will be issued by negotiated firm fixed-price or labor hour task orders. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The New Orleans District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts within the Mississippi Valley Division with includes, Vicksburg, MS; Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Rock Island IL; and St. Paul, MN. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The majority of services required by the Government under this Contract are Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Borings, Soil Testing, and Vibration Monitoring. A-E Services will be assigned by Task Orders on the IDIQ contract established as a result of this announcement. Each task order to be issued will fully describe the project to be accomplished. The types of projects may include all or part of the following: (1) Field assignments may include: periodic structural inspections; levee inspections; locating borings in the field and providing location information consisting of elevation, latitude and longitude, and station and offset; taking soil borings and sealing bore holes; setting permanent benchmarks; installing piezometers, pressure transducers, strain gages, slope inclinometers, wells, settlement plugs and settlement plates. Procedures for Drilling in Earth Embankments are to be performed in accordance with CORPS ER-1110-1-1807. Contractor must have the capability to conduct the following test types: pile driving analysis, obtaining subsurface information by using cone penetrometer, vane shear testing and performing noise and vibration monitoring. Hand auger, soil probe, general type soil borings (3-inch x 42-inch thin wall Shelby tubes); split spoon and 5-inch x 4.5-foot undisturbed fixed-piston type methods are to be used in the soil boring operations. Samples from the thin wall Shelby tube and split spoon samplers must have a minimum diameter of 2-7/8 inches ID and 1-3/8 inches ID respectively. Some borings will require hard access (marsh, swamp or heavily forested areas) and work over water requiring special equipment. Samples must be delivered promptly to the testing lab, either Government or A-E, as specified by the task order. All sampling equipment including the sampling head device for 5-inch diameter sampling, 5-inch diameter sample tubes, and sample extruder for 5-inch undisturbed borings will be furnished by the Contractor. A Corps representative may inspect field operations to verify geotechnical investigations are being performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1111-1-1804. (2) Design assignments may include: selection of design parameters; stability analyses of levees, dikes and other earthen structures; stability analyses of slopes for revetments, channels and excavations; pile capacity curves; settlement analyses; numerical geomechanical (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua Version 7 or later, FLAC) modeling analysis; cantilevered, anchored, and braced sheet pile analyses; bearing capacity determinations; structural periodic inspections; levee periodic inspections; retaining and flood walls analyses; seepage and piping analyses; dewatering design; downdrag analysis; ground water study; axial and lateral loads in piles; filter design; relief well design; and operation and interpretation of data obtained from A-E-provided pile driver analyzer or static pile load testing. The contractor must be capable of deriving material properties for soil and rock characterization and for soil/rock/structure interfaces from laboratory and field testing and be able to calibrate models to lab and/or field data as well have experience in full-or pseudo-coupling fluid flow with mechanical analysis both static and dynamic with a minimum of 10 years experience and a minimum of 20 models on separate projects where at least 10 of the models have incorporated structural elements. Geotechnical design reports, inspection reports, Design plates and design drawings shall be prepared and furnished as paper copies, MS Word files, pdf files and as a Microstation compatible design file as applicable. Structural inspection reports must follow the guidance in CORPS, ER 1110-2-1156. Levee inspection reports must follow the guidance in CORPS, HQUSACE Policy Guidance Letter dated 17 December 2008, subject Periodic Inspection Procedures for the Levee Safety Program. (3) Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) projects to include: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); site/remedial investigations and assessments under CERCLA, RCRA, and TSCA; risk characterization and assessment; environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing of various media including solid materials, soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater; remedial action design; hazardous material and waste management; and lead, asbestos, PCBs, and radon testing, management and remedial design. The Contractor shall also assist and advise Corps personnel on environmental compliance for the DESIGN OF HAZARDOUS, TOXIC AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE (HTRW) remedial action projects, and waste stream issues associated with Government facilities and activities. All wastes shall be properly disposed and manifested in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and guidance by Corps of Engineers EP 200-2-3 as well as provide air monitoring and modeling for Air Pathway Analysis (APA) for determining the acceptability of air emissions from remedial action projects. The Corps of Engineer's guidance for APA is EP 1110-1-21, AIR PATHWAY ANALYSIS. (4) Testing laboratory and storage facility shall be established/furnished by the contractor within 50 road miles of the New Orleans District headquarters building once the contract has been awarded. Testing laboratory assignments may include: classifying, determining water content and Atterberg limits; performing unconfined compression tests; performing (Q) and (R) triaxial compression shear tests; permeability test; performing direct shear (S) tests; direct simple shear tests (DSS); 4-inch diameter consolidation tests; mechanical and hydrometer grain size and hydrometer analysis; performing 15-blow and 25-blow compaction control testing on selected samples; computing and compiling test results; furnishing boring and laboratory data in both text and CADD files fully compatible with the Bentley MicroStation CADD software (Version 8 or later) and in the form of plotted boring logs. The Contractor will perform extruding of 5-inch undisturbed samples under controlled lab environment. Laboratory soil testing shall be performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1110-2-1906. Other ASTM tests may be assigned. (5) Geotechnical Quality Assurance: Design and Construction of Levees shall be performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1110-2-1913. Geotechnical engineering services during construction may include: vibration monitoring, in-place density testing, moisture content testing, pile load test monitoring, organic content determination, sand content determination, jet index testing, compaction control testing (including one-point compaction testing). Tasks may require a geotechnical engineer or technician to be stationed on site for consultation and material testing. Field QA testing services, including soils, concrete and asphalt, during construction. Field QA services will also include steel testing and inspections services in accordance with AWS D1.1. Structural Welding Code Steel and as specified by task order during construction or fabrication/procurement phases of the project. The Contractor must prepare and submit a Quality Control Plan (QCP) in accordance with ER 1110-1-12. The A-E firm shall also provide any required coordination with the appropriate environmental regulatory (federal, state and local) bodies necessary for successful completion of task objectives. (6) The A-E firm must have a Senior Corrosion Consultant/Engineer with the ability to provide experience in the analysis of corrosion on all flood control structures and have an in-depth understanding of USACE policies, regulations, and procedures to facilitate immediate response to program needs such as peer reviews. The Corrosion Engineer personnel must have certifications with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) with a minimum of 15 - 25 years experience and a CP-4 level endorsement. (7) All work shall be performed in accordance with the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) Design Guidelines and appropriate USACE EMs, ERs and ASTMs. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Submittals will be evaluated on each of the criteria factors. Criteria A through E are primary. Criteria F and G are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers between firms deemed equally qualified under the primary criteria. PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA (A-E) a. Professional Qualifications: Qualified Registered/Licensed Personnel are required in the following key disciplines: Project Manager, Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Corrosion Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Geologist and Geophysicist. Additional qualified personnel are required in the following key disciplines: Engineering Technician, Laboratory Technician, Draftsmen/CADD operator, GIS Technician and Environmental Professional (in accordance with ASTM E 1527-05). The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key personnel who will be assigned to this contract. Registered/Licensed Professionals shall be registered in accordance with requirements set forth by the state in which the work is performed. Resumes contained in Standard Form (SF) 330, Part I, Section E shall be completed for each discipline. b. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: of the firm and sub consultants in the areas listed below. Only experience that has occurred in the last 10 years should be included in the submittal. All projects cited shall identify start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Provide this information in SF 330, Part I, Section F. (1) Geotechnical exploration and testing. (2) Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. (3) Concrete and asphalt materials testing and evaluation. (4) Corrosion Analysis. (5) Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) modeling. (6) Environmental remediation and design. (7) Computer Generated Geotechnical Databases, GIS, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and ability to produce deliverables fully compatible with the following New Orleans District systems: MicroStation (version V8 2004 or later) ESRI ArcGIS (version 10.0 or later), giNT version 8 or higher and Data Forensics Rapid CPT Version 3 as required. Finished products shall be in compliance with the AEC CADD Standards or Spatial Data Standards as appropriate and the New Orleans District Electronic Deliverables guidance. These standards are published by the CADD/GIS Technology Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the New Orleans District. (8) Utilization of latest technology, which improves efficiency of effort. (9) Environmental investigative services including HTRW Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments. (10) HTRW Site remedial investigations and assessments. (11) Experience and capability with materials testing and environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing including the use of a USACE-approved laboratory for materials testing and a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited laboratory for environmental testing. (12) Experience in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the types of structures to be inspected, including: locks, pumping stations, floodgates, control structures, drainage structures, floodwalls, bridges and hydroelectric structures. (13) Experience in the evaluation of instrumentation data and determining its impact upon the structural integrity of the project. (14) Experience in the evaluation of deficiencies noted from a site visit and determining its impact upon the structural and operational integrity of the project. c. Capacity (Personnel & Equipment): to accomplish work in the required time. Provide the following minimum personnel to perform work: three (3) 4-person drill crews and two (2) crews must be stationed within 50 miles of New Orleans District Headquarters building; two (2) 2-person survey crews; capacity to produce up to 10 triaxial 3 point UU tests and 25-Atterberg limits per day; four (4) Registered Professional Engineers specialized in Geotechnical Engineering practice; engineering/soils/concrete lab technicians; soil/concrete field technicians, CADD draftspersons, Geologist and inspection team personnel. A structural inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Structural Engineer; Geotechnical Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer; and Hydraulics Engineer. USACE may furnish a Hydraulics Engineer in some situations. A levee inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, and Civil Engineer. It is anticipated that a maximum of two inspections could occur at the same time: (a) one levee and one structural inspection or (b) two levee inspections. Demonstrate capacity to produce CADD drawings utilizing CADD programs fully compatible with the Intergraph/Bentley MicroStation CADD software, Version 8 (or later). Provide the following minimum equipment to be utilized for the project: three (3) core drill rigs with off road access capability (undisturbed drill rig Central Mine Equipment (CME) 750 or equivalent), two (2) wireless-type pile driving analyzers, two (2) soil probes, two (2) cone penetrometers, two (2) shear vanes, ten (10) vibration monitoring devices, three (3) noise monitoring devices, three (3) triaxial test cells, five (5) 4-inch diameter consolidometers, one (1) direct-shear machine, one (1) direct-simple shear machine, two (2) ovens suitable for determining organic content, and two (2) flat boats with outboard motors. Provide adequate temperature controlled space for storage of undisturbed samples before testing and until instructed to discard such samples. Provide USACE Validated laboratory within 50 miles of the New Orleans District Headquarters building to perform soil and concrete ASTM/USACE test procedures; provide facilities to cure and test ten (10) concrete compressive strength samples a day; automatic soil compaction hammer; and two (2) to four (4) nuclear densometers soil testers. The prime firm must have the capacity to perform at least 50% of the work themselves over the life of the contract in order to meet or exceed the requirements of FAR Clause 52.219-14 (c )(1), -Limitations on Subcontracting.- d. Past Performance: On Department of Defense (DoD) and other contracts from https://www.ppirs.gov/ with respect to quality of work, cost control and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluations will be based on Architect-Engineer Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) from the past five (5) years as well as rating information and other credible documentation included in the SF 330 to demonstrate past performance with respect to cost control, quality of product/service, compliance with performance schedules and business relations. Performance evaluations for key sub-consultants may also be considered. e. Knowledge of the Locality: This criterion will be evaluated on the firm's knowledge of the local conditions pertaining to topographic features, geological features, climate conditions, and other laws or regulations that are unusual or unique to the locale as well as knowledge of geology and geographic area within the limits of the New Orleans District. SECONDARY SELECTION CRITERIA (f-g) f. Volume of DoD Contract Awards: Firms must show their past 12 months DoD contact awards stated in dollars. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 4) g. Geographic Proximity: Proximity is the physical location of a firm in relation to the location of a project. The primary geographic location of this contract is the New Orleans District's area of responsibility. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 5) 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: a. Interested firms must submit five (5) copies and one (1) CD, each containing Parts I and II of the SF 330 information. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Part I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF 330 Instructions). The SF 330 shall have a page limit of 100 pages, and it will have a limit of 10 projects illustrating specialized experience. A page is one side of a sheet, 8-1/2 by 11. If a fold out is used, each sheet of a fold out shall count as a minimum of 2 pages. Font size shall not be less than 10 font and margins shall not be less than one inch. b. Include the firms CAGE code and DUNS number on the SF 330, Part 1, Block B. On the SF 330, Part 1, Block C, provide the CAGE code and DUNS number for each sub consultant, if available. c. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information: (1) Item 1 - Management Plan - Include the information requested in Paragraph 3.c above. (2) Item 2 - Capacity to accomplish the work. Reference Paragraph 3.c above. Provide a 1-2 page narrative discussing the capacity of the prime firm to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel and equipment available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. (3) Item 3 - Volume of DoD contracts within the last 12 months. Reference Paragraph 3.f above. (4) Item 4 - Geographic Proximity: Location of the firm with respect to the geographical location described. Reference Paragraph 3.g above. NOTE: There is no limit to the number of pages in any specific section of the SF330. As stated in paragraph a above, The SF 330 shall have a page limit of 100 pages, and it will have a limit of 10 projects illustrating specialized experience. A page is one side of a sheet, 8-1/2 by 11. If a fold out is used, each sheet of a fold out shall count as a minimum of 2 pages. d. Mailing Address for Submission: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ATTN: CEMVN-CT (Elaine Gray-Frasure) 7400 Leake Ave. New Orleans, LA 70160-0267 The cutoff date for questions pertaining to this announcement will be 10 August 2015. Please submit your questions to elaine.s.gray-frasure@usace.army.mil. The due date for the SF330 submittals is 27 August 2015,10:00am hours CST. e. Contracting Office Address: For Overnight or courier deliveries, the physical address is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Avenue, ATTN: CEMVN-CT, Room 172, New Orleans, LA 70118-3651

C--IDIQ A-E Contract for Geotechnical Engineering to include Soil Borings, Soil Testing, Concrete & Other Materials Testing, Vibration Monitoring,& other related services for the New Orleans District & the Mississippi Valley Division.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 2, 2015  -  Deadline August 3, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This announcement is a 100% Small Business Set Aside. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330. The resulting contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. The firms selected for negotiations will be based on demonstrated technical competence and qualifications for the required services. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about 13 November 2015. To be eligible for contract award, the firm must be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov. The resulting contract will be a Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contract. One (1) contract award shall be made from this announcement with a base period not to exceed one year and four option periods not to exceed one year each. The contract ceiling shall not exceed $15,000,000 or 5 years in duration, whichever comes first. A minimum guarantee amount of $10,000.00 will apply for the life of the contract. Work will be issued by negotiated firm fixed-price or labor hour task orders. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The New Orleans District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts within the Mississippi Valley Division which includes, Vicksburg, MS; Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Rock Island IL; and St. Paul, MN. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The majority of services required by the Government under the resulting contract are Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Borings, Soil Testing, and Vibration Monitoring. Each task order to be issued will fully describe the project to be accomplished. The types of projects may include all or part of the following: (1)Field assignments may include: periodic structural inspections; levee inspections; locating borings in the field and providing location information consisting of elevation, latitude and longitude, and station and offset; taking soil borings and sealing bore holes; setting permanent benchmarks; installing piezometers, pressure transducers, strain gages, slope inclinometers, wells, settlement plugs and settlement plates. Procedures for Drilling in Earth Embankments are to be performed in accordance with CORPS ER-1110-1-1807. Contractor must have the capability to conduct the following test types: pile driving analysis, obtaining subsurface information by using cone penetrometer, vane shear testing and performing noise and vibration monitoring. Hand auger, soil probe, general type soil borings (3-inch x 42-inch thin wall Shelby tubes); split spoon and 5-inch x 4.5-foot undisturbed fixed-piston type methods are to be used in the soil boring operations. Samples from the thin wall Shelby tube and split spoon samplers must have a minimum diameter of 2-7/8 inches ID and 1-3/8 inches ID respectively. Some borings will require hard access (marsh, swamp or heavily forested areas) and work over water requiring special equipment. Samples must be delivered promptly to the testing lab, either Government or A-E, as specified by the task order. All sampling equipment including the sampling head device for 5-inch diameter sampling, 5-inch diameter sample tubes, and sample extruder for 5-inch undisturbed borings will be furnished by the Contractor. A Corps representative may inspect field operations to verify geotechnical investigations are being performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1111-1-1804. (2)Design assignments may include: selection of design parameters; stability analyses of levees, dikes and other earthen structures; stability analyses of slopes for revetments, channels and excavations; pile capacity curves; settlement analyses; numerical geomechanical (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua Version 7 or later, FLAC) modeling analysis; cantilevered, anchored, and braced sheet pile analyses; bearing capacity determinations; structural periodic inspections; levee periodic inspections; retaining and flood walls analyses; seepage and piping analyses; dewatering design; downdrag analysis; ground water study; axial and lateral loads in piles; filter design; relief well design; and operation and interpretation of data obtained from A-E-provided pile driver analyzer or static pile load testing. The contractor must be capable of deriving material properties for soil and rock characterization and for soil/rock/structure interfaces from laboratory and field testing and be able to calibrate models to lab and/or field data as well have experience in full-or pseudo-coupling fluid flow with mechanical analysis both static and dynamic with a minimum of 10 years experience and a minimum of 20 models on separate projects where at least 10 of the models have incorporated structural elements. Geotechnical design reports, inspection reports, Design plates and design drawings shall be prepared and furnished as paper copies, MS Word files, pdf files and as a Microstation compatible design file as applicable. Structural inspection reports must follow the guidance in CORPS, ER 1110-2-1156. Levee inspection reports must follow the guidance in CORPS, HQUSACE Policy Guidance Letter dated 17 December 2008, subject Periodic Inspection Procedures for the Levee Safety Program. (3)Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) projects to include: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); site/remedial investigations and assessments under CERCLA, RCRA, and TSCA; risk characterization and assessment; environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing of various media including solid materials, soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater; remedial action design; hazardous material and waste management; and lead, asbestos, PCBs, and radon testing, management and remedial design. The Contractor shall also assist and advise Corps personnel on environmental compliance for the DESIGN OF HAZARDOUS, TOXIC AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE (HTRW) remedial action projects, and waste stream issues associated with Government facilities and activities. All wastes shall be properly disposed and manifested in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and guidance by Corps of Engineers EP 200-2-3 as well as provide air monitoring and modeling for Air Pathway Analysis (APA) for determining the acceptability of air emissions from remedial action projects. The Corps of Engineer's guidance for APA is EP 1110-1-21, AIR PATHWAY ANALYSIS. (4)Testing laboratory and storage facility shall be established/furnished by the contractor within 50 road miles of the New Orleans District headquarters building once the contract has been awarded. Testing laboratory assignments may include: classifying, determining water content and Atterberg limits; performing unconfined compression tests; performing (Q) and (R) triaxial compression shear tests; permeability test; performing direct shear (S) tests; direct simple shear tests (DSS); 4-inch diameter consolidation tests; mechanical and hydrometer grain size and hydrometer analysis; performing 15-blow and 25-blow compaction control testing on selected samples; computing and compiling test results; furnishing boring and laboratory data in both text and CADD files fully compatible with the Bentley MicroStation CADD software (Version 8 or later) and in the form of plotted boring logs. The A-E firm will perform extruding of 5-inch undisturbed samples under controlled lab environment. Laboratory soil testing shall be performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1110-2-1906. Other ASTM tests may be assigned. (5)Geotechnical Quality Assurance: Design and Construction of Levees shall be performed in accordance with CORPS, EM 1110-2-1913. Geotechnical engineering services during construction may include: vibration monitoring, in-place density testing, moisture content testing, pile load test monitoring, organic content determination, sand content determination, jet index testing, compaction control testing (including one-point compaction testing). Tasks may require a geotechnical engineer or technician to be stationed on site for consultation and material testing. Field QA testing services, including soils, concrete and asphalt, during construction. Field QA services will also include steel testing and inspections services in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel and as specified by task order during construction or fabrication/procurement phases of the project. The Contractor must prepare and submit a Quality Control Plan (QCP) in accordance with ER 1110-1-12.The A-E firm shall also provide any required coordination with the individual regulatory bodies as guided by the Corps of Engineers EP 200-1-9. (6)The A-E firm must have a Senior Corrosion Consultant/Engineer with the ability to provide experience in the analysis of corrosion on all flood control structures and have an in-depth understanding of USACE policies, regulations, and procedures to facilitate immediate response to program needs such as peer reviews. The Corrosion Engineer personnel must have certifications with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) with a minimum of 15 - 25 years experience and a CP-4 level endorsement. (7) All work shall be performed in accordance with the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) Design Guidelines and appropriate USACE EMs, ERs and ASTMs. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Submittals will be evaluated on each of the selection criteria. Criteria quote mark a quote mark through quote mark e quote mark are primary. Criteria quote mark f quote mark and quote mark g quote mark are secondary and will only be used as quote mark tie-breakers quote mark between firms deemed equally qualified under the primary selection criteria. PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA (a-e) a. Professional Qualifications: Qualified Registered/Licensed Personnel are required in the following key disciplines: Project Manager, Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Corrosion Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Geologist and Geophysicist. Additional qualified personnel are required in the following key disciplines: Engineering Technician, Laboratory Technician, Draftsmen/CADD operator, GIS Technician and Environmental Professional (in accordance with ASTM E 1527-05). The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key personnel who will be assigned to this contract. Registered/Licensed Professionals shall be registered in accordance with requirements set forth by the state in which the work is performed. Resumes contained in Standard Form (SF) 330, Part I, Section E shall be completed for each discipline. b. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: of the firm and sub consultants in the areas listed below. Only experience that has occurred in the last 10 years should be included in the submittal. All projects cited shall identify start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Provide this information in SF 330, Part I, Section F. (1) Geotechnical exploration and testing. (2) Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. (3) Concrete and asphalt materials testing and evaluation. (4) Corrosion Analysis. (5) Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) modeling. (6) Environmental remediation and design. (7) Computer Generated Geotechnical Databases, GIS, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and ability to produce deliverables fully compatible with the following New Orleans District systems: MicroStation (version V8 2004 or later) ESRI ArcGIS (version 10.0 or later), giNT version 8 or higher and Data Forensics Rapid CPT Version 3 as required. Finished products shall be in compliance with the AEC CADD Standards or Spatial Data Standards as appropriate and the New Orleans District Electronic Deliverables guidance. These standards are published by the CADD/GIS Technology Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the New Orleans District. (8) Utilization of latest technology, which improves efficiency of effort. (9) Environmental investigative services including HTRW Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments. (10) HTRW Site remedial investigations and assessments. (11) Experience and capability with materials testing and environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing including the use of a USACE-approved laboratory for materials testing and a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited laboratory for environmental testing. (12) Experience in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the types of structures to be inspected, including: locks, pumping stations, floodgates, control structures, drainage structures, floodwalls, bridges and hydroelectric structures. (13) Experience in the evaluation of instrumentation data and determining its impact upon the structural integrity of the project. (14) Experience in the evaluation of deficiencies noted from a site visit and determining its impact upon the structural and operational integrity of the project. c. Capacity (Personnel & Equipment): to accomplish work in the required time. Provide the following minimum personnel to perform work: three (3) 4-person drill crews and two (2) crews must be stationed within 50 miles of New Orleans District Headquarters building; two (2) 2-person survey crews; capacity to produce up to 10 triaxial 3 point UU tests and 25-Atterberg limits per day; four (4) Registered Professional Engineers specialized in Geotechnical Engineering practice; engineering/soils/concrete lab technicians; soil/concrete field technicians, CADD draftspersons, Geologist and inspection team personnel. A structural inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Structural Engineer; Geotechnical Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer; and Hydraulics Engineer. USACE may furnish a Hydraulics Engineer in some situations. A levee inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, and Civil Engineer. It is anticipated that a maximum of two inspections could occur at the same time: (a) one levee and one structural inspection or (b) two levee inspections. Demonstrate capacity to produce CADD drawings utilizing CADD programs fully compatible with the Intergraph/Bentley MicroStation CADD software, Version 8 (or later). Provide the following minimum equipment to be utilized for the project: three (3) core drill rigs with off road access capability (undisturbed drill rig Central Mine Equipment (CME) 750 or equivalent), two (2) wireless-type pile driving analyzers, two (2) soil probes, two (2) cone penetrometers, two (2) shear vanes, ten (10) vibration monitoring devices, three (3) noise monitoring devices, three (3) triaxial test cells, five (5) 4-inch diameter consolidometers, one (1) direct-shear machine, one (1) direct-simple shear machine, two (2) ovens suitable for determining organic content, and two (2) flat boats with outboard motors. Provide adequate temperature controlled space for storage of undisturbed samples before testing and until instructed to discard such samples. Provide USACE Validated laboratory within 50 miles of the New Orleans District Headquarters building to perform soil and concrete ASTM/USACE test procedures; provide facilities to cure and test ten (10) concrete compressive strength samples a day; automatic soil compaction hammer; and two (2) to four (4) nuclear densometers soil testers. The prime firm must have the capacity to perform at least 50% of the work themselves over the life of the contract in order to meet or exceed the requirements of FAR Clause 52.219-14 (c)(1), -Limitations on Subcontracting-. d. Past Performance: On Department of Defense (DoD) and other contracts from https://www.ppirs.gov/ with respect to quality of work, cost control and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluations will be based on Architect-Engineer Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) from the past five (5) years as well as rating information and other credible documentation included in the SF 330 to demonstrate past performance with respect to cost control, quality of product/service, compliance with performance schedules and business relations. Performance evaluations for key sub-consultants may also be considered. e. Knowledge of the Locality: This criterion will be evaluated on the firm's knowledge of the local conditions pertaining to topographic features, geological features, climate conditions, and other laws or regulations that are unusual or unique to the locale as well as knowledge of geology and geographic area within the limits of the New Orleans District. SECONDARY SELECTION CRITERIA (f-g) f. Volume of DoD Contract Awards: Firms must show their past 12 months DoD contact awards stated in dollars. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 4) g. Geographic Proximity: Proximity is the physical location of a firm in relation to the location of a project. The primary geographic location of this contract is the New Orleans District's area of responsibility. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 5) 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: a. Interested firms must submit five (5) copies and one (1) CD, each containing Parts I and II of the SF 330 information. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Part I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF 330 Instructions). The SF 330 shall have a page limit of 100 pages, and it will have a limit of 10 projects illustrating specialized experience. A page is one side of a sheet, 8-1/2 by 11. If a fold out is used, each sheet of a fold out shall count as a minimum of 2 pages. Font size shall not be less than 10 font and margins shall not be less than one inch. b. Include the firms CAGE code and DUNS number on the SF 330, Part 1, Block B. On the SF 330, Part 1, Block C, provide the CAGE code and DUNS number for each sub consultant, if available. c. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information: (1) Item 1 - Management Plan - Include the information requested in Paragraph 3.c above. (2) Item 2 - Capacity to accomplish the work. Reference Paragraph 3.c above. Provide a 1-2 page narrative discussing the capacity of the prime firm to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel and equipment available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. (3) Item 4 - Volume of DoD contracts within the last 12 months. Reference Paragraph 3.f above. (4) Item 5 - Geographic Proximity: Location of the firm with respect to the geographical location described. Reference Paragraph 3.g above. d. Mailing Address for Submission: USACE, New Orleans District ATTN: CEMVN-CT (Elaine Gray-Frasure) 7400 Leake Ave. New Orleans, LA 70160-0267 The cutoff date for questions pertaining to this announcement is 16 July 2015, 1400 hours CST. Please submit your questions to elaine.s.gray-frasure@usace.army.mil. The due date for the SF330 submittals is 3 August 2015,10:00am CST.

79--Environmental Management Service Equipment and Cleaning Supplies

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published January 21, 2016
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79--Environmental Management Service Equipment and Cleaning Supplies-PL -Sup 629-16-2-6604-0001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTAL SERVICE (EMS) EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING SUPPLIES

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published November 13, 2015
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING SUPPLIES SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70119

79--EMs - Equipment and Cleaning Supplies - PL, Sup PR - 629-16-2-6604-0005 Environmental Management Service (EMS) Equipment and Cleaning Supplies

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published October 15, 2015
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The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), New Orleans, Louisiana, intends to issue a Request for Quote for the provision of Environmental Management Service (EMS) Equipment and Cleaning Supplies. The contractor shall provide Equipment and Cleaning Supplies - see attached word document for description of items. The delivery date is February 8, 2016; the contract type is a Firm-Fixed Price. The Solicitation will be available on or about October 23, 2015 and will be distributed through the Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Business Opportunity website at www.fedbizopps.gov. All future information concerning this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the site to ensure they have the most up to date information about this acquisition. Hard copies of this solicitation will not be available. The website provides all downloading instructions to obtain a copy of the solicitation. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is on or about November 2, 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 333991 and the applicable small business size standard is 500. This requirement will be unrestricted. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Line Item Description Unit Quantity 0001 ADVOLUTION 20XP BURNISHER W/DUST - #01520A CONTROL 30 EA 0002 MOBILE SHELVING 4-SHELF LONG - #H-3158 30 EA 0003 ECOFILL WALL RACK - #DS0534 20 EA 0004 SCRUBBER STAND ON SC1500 20R ECOFLEX W20 - #SC1500 5 EA 0005 Windsor Sensor S12 Commercial Vacuum - #S12 20 EA 0006 ADVANCE AWD-320 WET/DRY VACUUM - #9058902010 15 EA 0007 BRUTE 44-GALLON UTILITY CONTAINER - #2643-60 1 EA 0008 ULINE H-2669 18 GALLON BEIGE STEP-ON C -# H-2669 2 EA 0009 RUBBERMAID(R) FIRE-RESISTANT - H-2810 6 EA 0010 30 GAL CAB MAN W/PDLE HNDL - #893000 1 EA 0011 Side Press Bucket/Wringer-26 Quart - #H-4505 20 EA 0012 BU800 20BT WALK BEHIND BATTERY BURNISHER- #56383509 56383509 1 EA 0013 Rubbermaid High Security Cleaning Cart - #RCP9T7500 20 EA 0014 ULINE MOP/BROOM HOLDER W/SHELF - #H-2555 20 EA 0015 2 Step Steel Step Ladder - #H-968 20 EA 0016 ADVENGER X2805R-C RIDER SCRUBBER - #56601896 2 EA 0017 ADVOLUTION 2710- #56422185 2 EA 0018 SC750 REV WALK BEHIND SCRUBBER - #56112792 2 EA 0019 BU800 20BT WALK BEHIND BATTERY BURNISHER - #563835 2 EA 0020 AQUAPLUS CARPET EXTRACTOR WALK BEHND - #56317007 1 EA 0021 PACESETTER 17HD FLOOR MACHINE - #01330A 2 EA 0022 FLOOR MACHINE 20" FLOOR POLISHER - #01410A 30 EA 0023 ADVOLUTION 20XP BURNISHER W/DUST CONTROL - #01520A 10 EA 0024 AQUACLEAN 16XP CARPET EXTRACTOR - #56265000 2 EA 0025 TOUCH-LESS BATHROOM CLEANER, 500 PSI- #56381594 1 EA 0026 VL500 75WET DRY TANK VAC WITH SQUEEGEE - #56383408 10 EA 0027 SENSOR VACUUM - #760-WI320 10 EA

D -- SPAWAR Capacity as a Service

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published June 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 10, 2016
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The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM) intends to issue Request for Proposal (RFP) No. N00039-16-R-0006 for Capacity as a Service (CaaS) to solicit and award one single Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. CaaS is defined as an agile, on-demand, on-premise computing, networking, and storage solution for a variety of systems and applications for SPAWAR's Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) core infrastructures, laboratories, and data center environments at SPAWAR HQ and its field activities SPAWAR System Centers Pacific (SSC PAC) and Atlantic (SSC LANT). The prospective contract will have one (1) five-year ordering period and two (2) one-year option periods. The estimated maximum value of this prospective contract is $50M. SPAWAR anticipates releasing the RFP on or around 29 June 2016 and making the award in December 2016. A Request For Information (RFI) that included the DRAFT RFP Package for Industry comments was previously released under the same solicitation number on 9 May 2016. This requirement will be solicited using FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, with full and open competition. The NAICS code for this procurement is 518210. A Bidders Mailing List will not be established and hard copies of documents will not be provided. The solicitation will only be available electronically on the SPAWAR E- Commerce website at https://e-commerce.sscno.nmci.navy.mil under SPAWAR HQs Open Solicitations. Any amendments, if issued, will also be available only on the SPAWAR E-Commerce website. Matters posted on the website are not terms of the solicitation unless the solicitation is written or amended to include such matters. FIRMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE SPAWAR E-COMMERCE WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

Notice of Intent to Sole Source: Tenzi UV Meters and Sources

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 7, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate, on a sole source basis, under authority of FAR 13.106-1(b) (1), a firm fixed price purchase order, with Tenzi, Kft. of Budapest, Hungary for UV-365 nm irradiance meters and excitation sources for the Physical Measurement Laboratory, Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST has a requirement for three (3) UV-365 nm irradiance meters and three (3) UV-365 nm UV excitation sources as part of an Air Force funded project. The UV source is a high-irradiance excitation source designed in accordance with new UV measurement standards developed within the NIST-Air Force CCG project. These meters and sources use LED-cluster source that peaks at 365 nm with instabilities of less than 0.1 %, a beam homogenizer and a projection lens with a maximum-to-minimum spatial non-uniformity of irradiance of less than 10 %. The new UV sources and meters must be fully compatible with the existing project and specifications. The instruments must be of the same design and specifications as the original meters and sources to ensure the same test and research environment is created for the joint project. NIST has calibrated equipment and the test environment specifically to match the performance and design of the Tenzi meters and sources. Tenzi is the only contractor that can provide the required UV-365 nm irradiance meters and excitation sources. The design of these UV-365 nm meters and sources is proprietary to Tenzi; therefore Tenzi is uniquely qualified to provide the required equipment. Delivery shall be FOB Destination, Gaithersburg, MD and be completed in accordance with the Contractor's commercial schedule. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition 334516, with a size standard of 500 employees. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement. The Government will consider responses received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on August 21, 2015. Inquiries will only be accepted via email to Melissa.schroeder@nist.gov. No telephone requests will be honored. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future.

CNA Program

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published February 19, 2015  -  Deadline March 17, 2015
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The South Bronx Job Corps Academy is soliciting bids for n New York State License facility to provide Certified Nurse Assistant and Pharmacy Technician certification to our Trainees.The contract period April 2015- March 31, 2017. The South Bronx Job Corps Academy is a federally funded vocational and education training program for youth. The program is open year round with approximately 250 trainees. The South Bronx Job Corps Academy is operated by ResCare, Inc. for the US Department of Labor. SCOPE OF WORK: Vendor will provide: Classroom instruction on your facility that will lead to certification for a minimum of 60 students per contract year A class schedule from Monday - Friday, starting by 9:00 am Offer job placement and Work Base Learning (WBL) externship. Offer a Saturday optional class. Fax/email daily student attendance on a daily class basis no later than 10am to our center. Provide textbooks, to students for course instruction. (Uniforms, shoes, and watches, to be provided by SBJC.) Must meet Graduation Rate and placement goals. (Graduation and placement goals to be determined at award of contract) Vendor will undergo a quarterly review of goals to ensure compliance. Trainee placement must be trade related. Other additional courses that your facility can provide such as EKG/Phlebotomy Tech and Home Health Training are optional however preferred. Certified Nursing Assistant: 3 month length course (WBL is included in this timeframe) Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Subject Matter Areas • Introduction to the Health Care System • General Safety • Communication and Observation Skills • Basic Medical Terminology • Infection Control • Basic Anatomy and Physiology • Ethics, Rights of Individuals, and Health Care Providers Responsibilities • Roles and Responsibilities of a Nurse Assistant • Basic Human Needs • The Aging Process (Birth to Death) • Problems of Aging and Disease • Standard Precautions, OSHA Standards, and Isolation Procedures • Creating and Maintaining a Safe Environment • Emergency Procedures • Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Individuals • Positioning the Individual • Moving the Individual • Bed Making • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) • Dietary Needs and Fluids • Elimination • Intake, Output and Recording • Height and Weight • Vital Signs • Assisting with a Physical Exam • Common Disorders by Body Systems • Mental Illness, Confusion, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease • Modifying Client Behavior • Promoting Self-Care • Exercise and Related Caution • Prosthetic and Assistive Devices • Skin Integrity • Special Care Skills • Death and Dying • Role and Responsibilities of a Home Health Aide • Safety and Body Mechanics for Home Health Care • Planning Meals and Food Shopping for Client • Food Preparation, Storage and Cooking Safety • The Client’s Environment • Handling Client’s Money • Stress Management • Industry Vocabulary • Employer-Specific Skills (Optional) Pharmacy Technician 3 month length course (WBL is included in this timeframe) Pharmacy Technician (PHARM-100-OJC-11) Subject Matter Areas • Beginning as a Pharmacy Technician • Basic Pharmacy Math • Payments and Billing

Notice of Intent to Sole Source: Repair 3He Cold Probe Insert

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline August 19, 2015
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate, on a sole source basis, under authority of FAR 13.106-1(b) (1), a firm fixed price purchase order with ICE Oxford, Ltd. to repair the NIST owned 3He Cold Probe Insert used in the Center for Neutron Research at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is a national resource for industry, universities, and government agencies. The NCNR utilizes 3He inserts, which were specifically designed by ICE Oxford, in neutron scattering experiments. These inserts are refrigerators that allow experiments to be performed at temperatures as low as 0.3K. The specific insert was designed to work with 3He and creates this specific environment; it is therefore not replaceable. The main advantage of this system is that is provides a large sample space, a short time of sample change and a wide temperature region, with a very low base temperature. Every research cycle utilizes these instruments; not repairing this instrument would significantly inhibit the NCNR's ability to perform experiments at these specific temperatures. ICE Oxford was the original designer, developer and manufacturer of the NIST owned 3He cold insert probe; they are the sole owners and retain rights to all proprietary information required to test and repair the equipment. NIST, nor any other vendor, does not have possession of the requisite knowledge or schematics to repair this custom designed piece of equipment. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 334516 and the size standard is 500 employees. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement. The Government will consider responses received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on August 19, 2015. Inquiries will only be accepted via email to melissa.schroeder@nist.gov. No telephone requests will be honored. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future.

R--Notice of Intent

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline June 24, 2016
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Notice of Intent This “Notice of Intent” is not a Request for Quote (RFQ)or Request for Proposal (RFP). This requirement was solicited under solicitation number DE-SOL-0008836 another solicitation will not be issued. The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue a noncompetitive modification to Contract Number DE-HS0000006 to extend the period of performance for up to nine (9) months in support of activities involving the continuation to provide technical assistance, training, and security policy, requirements and guidance; and security programs; and conduct rigorous impendent oversight and regulatory requirement programs to the Office Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU). The period of performance will June 27, 2016 through March 26, 2017. The DOE’s, AU has a requirement for immediate continuation of support to the AU mission. This requirement was initially awarded to Protection Strategies, Inc. (PSI) to provide security-related technical and administrative support services. The applicable North American Industry Classification System Code is 541690; Size Standard is $15 million. In accordance with Competition in Contracting Act, 41 U.S.C. § 3304(a)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1,(a) (2) other than full and open competition is authorized when there is only one responsible source and no other supplies and services will satisfy agency requirements. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submission of any information in response to this notice is purely voluntary. The Government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. In accordance with FAR 5.207(c)(16)(ii), all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency, no later than the closing date and time of this notice. Responses must be in writing, by e-mail to the Contract Specialist at Maria.Vanthof@hq.doe.gov. The e-mail shall contain the following subject line: Response to Notice of Intent – Support for AU. Please submit all information no later than June 24, 2016, 12:00 pm Eastern Time. THIS NOTICE OF INTENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REQUEST FOR A FORMAL PROPOSAL OR A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. Contracting Office Address: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20585 United States Principle Place of Performance: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20585 United States Primary Point of Contact: Maria Vant Hof email:Maria.Vanthof@hq.doe.gov *NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

R--THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE - THIS IS A SPECIA

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published July 6, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE - THIS IS A SPECIAL NOTICE Department of Energy’s Cyber Conference 2016 CONFERENCE DATES: 19-22, September 2016 --September 19-22 Training, Plenary and Breakout Sessions, Registration --September 19-21 Exhibit Hall Open to View Registration is open – visit http://www.doecybercon.com LOCATION: Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia OBJECTIVE: In alignment with the DOE Cyber Strategy, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will host the DOE Cyber Conference, September 19-22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The goals are to convene the brightest minds from across the extended DOE Enterprise to interact with key speakers and presenters from federal interagency, academia, private sector, and international arena that are dynamic thought leaders in cyber. DOE seeks to establish an inclusive, transparent, and collaborative environment that will engender information sharing and information safeguarding best practices, prompt dialogue that will further the Department’s cyber mission, and foster partnerships. The DOE Cyber Conference theme is DOE Cyber - An Enterprise Approach: Excellence Through Innovation & Integration. Sessions will focus on cyber threat intelligence, cyber operations, cyber policy and programs, and innovation. For details on tracks, sessions, training, and the distinguished lineup of speakers, including the keynote from the Deputy Secretary of Energy, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the morning of September 20, 2016, please visit the conference website www.doecybercon.com. Approximately 500 Federal IT attendees from the following areas will attend: --Cybersecurity --Information Technology --Geospatial Information Science --Records Management To learn more about the conference and to confirm your participation visit the conference website at http://www.doecybercom.con REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FEES: To register for the DOE Cyber Conference go to http://www.doecybercon.com/registration --DOE Government, Contractor and Non-DOE Government Fee: $0 --Industry Attendee Registration Fee: $550 The registration fee includes admission to the plenary sessions, breakouts, exhibits, and other administrative costs. Attendees will receive a conference packet with a meeting agenda, and a conference identification badge. For information about registration, please contact Amy Sites, 703-740-1953 or send an email to Cyber-Registration@eventPower.com. EXHIBITOR INFORMATION AND FEES: Supporter partner opportunities start at $1,500 and booth prices start at $4,200. Visit the website for details on opportunities: http://www.doecybercon.com/Exhibits/Exhibitor-Resources LODGING DETAILS/RATE: A block of rooms have been reserved for attendees: $138/Night (prevailing Government Per Diem) / $149/Night (non-government) Government Employees Call-in Code: DOE Cyber Government Non-Government Employees Call-in Code: DOE Cyber Industry Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 165 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: (404) 659-6500 or for reservations: 800-833-8624 Visit the conference website http://www.doecybercon.com/Hotel-&-Travel. We urge you to make your reservations early and ask for the DOE Cyber room block. Rooms will not be held after Friday, August 26, 2016 and rates are subject to increase after this date. POINTS OF CONTACT: Laurie Powell (exhibits and partnerships) Email: LPowell@eventPower.com Commercial: 703-740-1940 Amy Sites (registration) Email: ASites@eventPower.com Commercial: 703-740-1953 Sommer Jackson (sidebar meetings, general questions) Email: SJackson@eventPower.com Commercial: 703-740-1954 DOE related questions Email: cybercon@hq.doe.gov

ExPRESS

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Office of Financial Service | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline June 3, 2016
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The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will be soliciting for a qualified and experienced Contractor to provide state-of-the-art technology and participant operations services to the Thrift Savings Plan. THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. Do not use this draft Request for Proposal (RFP) as the basis for your proposal. The documents enclosed are a "DRAFT" product and the formal RFP may change substantially from this draft based on feedback from Industry on this draft. A draft RFP is now available for viewing. The draft RFP is located at this FBO site and access to the ExPRESS Document Library will require Explicit Access (see FBO.GOV Vendor Guide). Once FRTIB receives an Explicit Access request from vendors through FBO.GOV, vendors will be directly contacted by FRTIB to complete a required Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to Explicit Access being granted. If you have a completed Non-Disclosure Agreement on file with FRTIB from the ExPRESS Draft PWS site, access will be granted once a request has been received. Prospective Offerors who have been granted Explicit Access to the documents are reminded to ensure that before they share the documents with either team members or potential sub-contractors/teammates that they submit a completed NDA for each individual who will be viewing the documents. Any individual desiring direct access to the documents via FBO must submit to the FBO Explicit Access process. The authorization to view Explicit Access documents process is managed by FBO, not by FRTIB. Prospective offerors are responsible for downloading the final RFP and all attachments. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps web page for the release of the solicitation and any amendments that may follow. Solicitation TIB-2016-RFP-0002 is tentatively scheduled to be available on the World Wide Web at https://www.fbo.gov. in August 2016. The tentative scheduled date and time for submission of proposals for TIB-2016-RFP-0002 will be on or about 30 business days from the date of publicizing the solicitation. Offerors are cautioned to include the Solicitation Number TIB-2016-RFP-0002 on all documentation submitted in response to this requirement with strict adherence to Section L of the solicitation. This procurement will be a full and open competition. Vendors are encouraged to provide comments and response to questions at ExPRESS@tsp.gov with the subject title: ExPRESS Draft RFP Response. Responses are due NLT 03 June 2016, 1:00PM Eastern. FRTIB will not respond to or post any questions/comments from Industry. At 1:00PM ET on 03 June 2016, all Explicit Accesses will be revoked. ExPRESS Draft RFPThe FRTIB requests industry comments to inform its overall ExPRESS requirements, acceptance criteria, pricing methodologies, and evaluation methodologies. Industry comments received in response to this draft RFP will help the FRTIB evaluate the feasibility of all aspects of the RFP and minimize changes to the final RFP. The FRTIB welcomes comments on all aspects of the draft RFP and Documents Library. The FRTIB is especially interested in obtaining input and feedback on the areas of focus listed below.1. Evaluation Sub-Factor 1 - In accordance with Sub-Factor 1, a "knock-out" sub-factor where Offeror responses receiving a rating of Fair or Poor will eliminate their proposal from evaluation and eliminated Offeror will be notified upon approval of the Competitive Range.2. Pricing methodology is to have Phase-In Firm Fixed-Price, and Base and Option periods Cost-Plus Fixed-Fee (CPFF) with the potential of converting Option period CPFF structure to a performance based contract structure, e.g. Cost-Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF), Cost-Plus Award Fee (CPAF), etc.3. ExPRESS procurement is strictly for Services. It is the Offeror's responsibility to procure Participant Engagement Hub (PEH) equipment/material for their solution, and then to maintain all components/piece parts of their PEH solution, i.e. Technical Refresh, COTS/CAS integrity, licenses, and maintenance through contract performance. Note that any PEH updates as a result of Transformational requirements will be handled through the Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Task Order (TO) process.4. FRTIB is undergoing a conversion of its IT environment in order to establish a Service Oriented Architecture to support ExPRESS interfaces with its Record Keeping system. However, there is a possibility that this architecture will not be in place by contract award. Given this potential constraint, please provide feedback on any foreseeable challenges to interfacing with legacy systems while relying on documentation of the nature provided in the document library. See H. 44 and Document library 4.1 Current State and Desired Future Interaction Patterns, 4.2.1 Functional Design Document - Agency Payroll - Data Submission (DSUB), and 4.2.2 Functional Design Document - Agency Payroll Interface.5. FRTIB has established a minimum Go-Live timeframe of 9-months. See Section C.1.8 - Phase-In Operational Outcomes on Go-Live minimum timeframe, and provide comments on any concerns or issues that this constraint might impose for Offerors Phase-In.6. FRTIB has established a rigorous acceptance process throughout Phase-In from Evaluation Sub-factor 2 and Section E.8 Acceptance Criteria. This acceptance approach is critical to FRTIB to assure success at Go-Live. 7. Section C has been significantly revised since the draft PWS was released. For example, the Special Processing services and functions are no longer in scope, the web site is not in scope until the Transformation phase, and phases have been consolidated. Also at FRTIB's discretion, transformation planning, analysis, and development activities may be authorized during the Steady State phase.8. Information, Personnel, and Physical Security is a critical piece of ExPRESS, see Section H for specific clauses and provide any comments or concerns. Specifically, how do the Security requirements in H.1 affect Phase-In, and how does meeting a FISMA medium or high categorization affect the Phase-In timeframe? Current ExPRESS Procurement Schedule• Fourth Quarter FY2016 - ExPRESS RFP posting• Fourth Quarter FY2017 - Contract Award

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) With High Frequency Equipment and Support

Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG) | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 16, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This Request for Quotation HSCG32-16-P-P04C04 incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87 dated 6 April 2016. The NAICS Code is 334220. The small business size standard code is 1,250. This is a total small business set-aside; all responsible small business sources may submit quotes that will be considered by the agency. The purchase order will be awarded on a firm fixed price basis using simplified acquisition procedures in accordance with FAR 13.5. The United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center has a requirement to procure, install and provide technical support for Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) with High Frequency (HF) for testing in New London, CT and Kodiak, AK in accordance with the Statement of Work (ADDENDUM #2). Offerors must be registered in the Systems for Award Management (SAM) prior to the submission of an offer to be considered for award. Offers must be submitted in English and priced in US Dollars. Period of Performance: Date of award through October 31, 2016.Questions and quotes shall be emailed to Joyce.M.Overton@uscg.mil.1. 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The full text of FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at this address:http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htmlFAR 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-sided on Recycled Paper (May 2011) FAR 52.204-6 Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (Jul 2013)FAR 52.211-15 Defense Priorities and Allocation System Rating (Apr 2008)FAR 52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data (Jan 1997)FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)HSAR Clauses3052.222.90 Local Hire (USCG) (June 2006)3052.223-90 Accident and Fire Reporting (USCG) (Dec 2003)3052.242-72 Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (Dec 2003) 2. FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commerical Items (Oct 2015). Parties responding to this solicitation may submit their offer in accordance with their standard commercial practices (e.g. on company letterhead, formal quote form, etc.) but must include the following information: 1) solicitation number, 2) the time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers, 3) name, address and telephone number of the offeror, 4) a technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary 5) terms of any express warranty 6) price and any discounts for prompt payment if applicable, 7) "remit to" address if different form than mailing address, 8) a completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically) 9) Acknowledgement of solicitation amendment (if any), 10) if the offer is not submitted on the SF1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all the terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. 3. FAR 52.212.2 Evaluation-Commerical Items (Oct 2014) - This is a Commercial Item acquisition. The evaluation and award procedures in FAR 13.106 apply. The following evaluation factors shall be considered: Technical Price The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The Government will evaluate offers and make award to the lowest price technically acceptable offer that is responsive to the terms of the solicitation. Adequate Price Competition DHS policy requires that pricing for competitive negotiations should be based on adequate price competition. The Government expects adequate price competition for this acquisition. However, in the event only one responsible offer is obtained as a result of this solicitation, that Offeror may, at the request of the Contracting Officer, be required to submit either Certified Cost or Pricing (FAR 15.403-4) or Data Other that Certified Cost or Pricing Data (FAR 15.403-3) to support price negotiations. ADDENDUM #1 to 52.212-2 INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING TECHNICAL PROPOSALS Technical: The offeror shall describe:a. How the proposed equipment meets the requirements in paragraph 2.1 of the Statement of Work.b. How the integration strategy provides evidence that the components can be successfully integrated together and to the Government's system. This is limited to one page. 4. FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Apr 2016) - The offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the Systems for Award Management (SAM) web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (r) of this provision. 5. FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015)-The following addendum applies: Address for submission of invoices is:Commercial InvoicesUSCG Finance CenterPO Box 4115Chesapeake, VA 23327-4115(800) 564-5504 6. FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Mar 2016)The contractor shall comply with the FAR Clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015)52.209-6 Protecting the Government Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015)52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003)52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11246)52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016)52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246)52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015)52.223-13 Acquisition of EPEAT® - Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014)52.223-18 - Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)52.225-1 Buy American Act 52.225-3 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014)52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O's proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury.)52.225-14 Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract (Feb 2000)52.232-33 Payments by Electronic Funds Transfer-Systems for Award Management (Jul 2013) ADDENDUM #2 STATEMENT OF WORK DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)U.S. COAST GUARDRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW)FORDRM EQUIPMENT AND SUPPORT1 GENERAL 1.1 BackgroundThe U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) has an ongoing project titled: Next Generation Arctic Navigational Safety Information System (ANSIS). There is considerable concern over the increasing maritime activity in the Arctic, along with the potential for maritime accidents and serious environmental harm to the fragile Arctic environment, warranting the need to implement enhanced maritime safety measures. One challenge is that the dynamic, constantly changing environmental and safety information, which mariners need to identify, assess, and mitigate the risks of operating in the Arctic, is not presently available due to the lack of infrastructure and suitable communications capability. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) RDC and Marine Exchange Alaska (MXAK) was established to promote a public-private analysis and eventual solution to this problem. The USCG RDC's objective for this project (CRADA) is to define, develop, demonstrate, and evaluate, in an operational setting, at least one promising technology approach to the "Next Generation Arctic Maritime Navigational Safety Information System," which provides important, time-critical, information to mariners in order that they may better access and manage their voyage risks as they transit the remote and hostile waters of the US Arctic Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). MXAK has expressed their agreement to support this objective. The project is currently using AIS transmit capabilities in Alaska to transmit Maritime Safety Information (MSI) information using mobile maritime VHF frequencies AIS1 and AIS2. The range of this transmission is limited to line of site between the shore station and the ship off shore. This is typically twenty (20) nautical miles (nm). This system would require spacing transmit sites along the Alaskan coast line closely together where no infrastructure exists. The USCG RDC is interested in testing the RF propagation characteristics of using Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) with High Frequency (HF) as a means to broadcast digital data. This capability will allow transmission of detailed weather information, ice edge information, notice to mariner information, and electronic chart updates. If successful, the USCG will investigate using the system to enhance existing means of disseminating digital maritime safety information. A description of the required equipment follows: The various components of the DRM broadcast system are described in the sections below. The interfaces between the components are controlled by various standards; however in some cases, there are options and room for interpretation, so it is important to ensure that all components in the transmit chain work together. For the proposed demonstration the source data would be various types of MSI formatted into existing AIS messages and encapsulated into NMEA sentences.   Content ServerThe content server accepts audio and data streams over a serial or User Datagram Protocol/Internet Protocol (UDP/IP) network from multiple sources and combines the data into a single data stream using DRM's Multiplex Distribution Interface (MDI). This MDI data is carried to the modulator over a serial or UDP/IP connection and contains the multiplexed data as well as instructions for the modulator to determine the DRM profile used (bandwidth, robustness mode, data rate, etc.). ModulatorThe modulator receives the MDI data from the Content Server and generates the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signal using either 16 or 64 level Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM). The modulated data is output as a baseband or passband signal depending on the transmitter. ReceiverThe receiver, combined with an appropriate antenna, receives the DRM encoded data. Sophisticated receivers perform demodulation internally and output decoded audio and data over an audio, UDP/IP, USB, or serial connection. AM receivers that are not equipped with internal decoding must output analog data to a soundcard or digital data through a USB connection. This data must then be decoded using a software demodulator. 1.2 ScopeThe scope of this order is to provide equipment and technical support for DRM over HF testing in New London, CT and Kodiak, AK. This technical support shall include support via phone for integration and configuration of system at a USCG RDC Lab in New London, CT for initial testing (using dummy load) and for live testing in Alaska at antenna site.1.2.1 Compliance DocumentsThe following documents provide specifications, standards, or guidelines that must be complied with in order to meet the requirements of this contract:• None 1.2.2 Reference DocumentsThe following documents may be helpful to the contractor in performing the work described in this document: • "Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM); Multiplex Distribution Interface (MDI)," EuropeanTelecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) ETSI TS 102 820 V1.2.1, October 2005.2 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS/TASKS 2.1 TASK ONE: EquipmentThe contractor shall deliver a complete system including a content server, modulator and receivers that work end to end. Since the individual components are not plug-and-play; the contractor shall select and integrate components so they can be inserted into the Coast Guard's Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) with High Frequency (HF) test system and function with minimal Government configuration. The contractor shall provide a compatible content server and modulator. The following technical specifications shall be met by the contractor's solution: • The system shall meet the requirements of ITU Recommendations ITU-R M.2010 [1] and ITU-R M.2201 [4].• The Content server shall be suitable for data-only transmission of a file or asynchronous data stream.• The Modulator shall be capable of all DRM modes available for the 9/10 kHz bandwidth.• The Modulator shall work with non-linear transmitters to include a Rockwell Collins URG-III (RT-2200) 4Kw radio.• All components shall run on 110 VAC (preferred), or 220 VAC, single phase, 60 Hertz. • All power connections shall use standard US plugs.• All power connections shall be in compliance with applicable US codes (NEC, NFPA, UL, etc.).• The Content Server shall accept the input of TCP/IP data through standard RJ-45 connector. The contractor shall provide two receivers, a DRM Monitor Receiver and a Low Cost User Monitor receiver. The receivers shall meet the following technical specifications: The DRM Monitor Reciever shall:• have a Web based GUI for remote setup, control and monitoring;• have a RS232/485 interface control;• Timing;• Calibrated measurements;• Output the received data via TCP/IP (RJ-45) or serial (RS-232) to a user-provided computer;• run on 110 VAC (preferred), or 220 VAC, single phase, 60 Hertz; • use standard US plugs for all power connections; and • have US codes (NEC, NFPA, UL, etc.) compliant power connections. The DRM Low Cost User Monitor shall have the same functionality as the DRM Monitor Receiver above, but shall not require calibrated measurements. Within 60 days of award, the contractor shall ship the equipment to:USCG Research and Development Center1 Chelsea StreetNew London, CT 06320 (USA) The contractor shall be responsible for all shipping costs to include international shipping costs and customs fees if applicable. The contractor shall supply Original Equipment Manufacturer reference and training manuals/videos for all equipment (Deliverable 1). 2.2 TASK TWO: Testing Technical Support The Government is planning to perform operational bench and field testing. During the testing periods, the contractor shall be available for phone support, for set up and configuration of the system for a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours. This testing is expected to begin within two months of receipt of equipment and continue until October 31, 2016. 3 OTHER APPLICABLE CONDITIONS 3.1 SecurityAll information and deliverables under this purchase order are Unclassified and will not require access to Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) information. 3.2 Access to Government IT systemsThe contractor shall not require access to U.S. Coast Guard IT Systems. 3.3 Access to Government FacilitiesThe contractor shall not require access to Government Facilities. 3.4 TRAVEL The Contractor shall not be required to travel. 3.5 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED RESOURCESThe Government will not provide property to the contractor for work required under this purchase order.   3.6 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED PROPERTYThe contractor shall furnish all materials, equipment and services necessary to fulfill the requirements of this purchase order. DELIVERABLESAll deliverables are in "Contractor Format" unless otherwise indicated. The contractor shall provide all written reports in electronic format with read/write capability using applications that are compatible with Coast Guard workstations (Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Applications). ITEM SOW DELIVERABLE / EVENT DUE BY/ GOVERNMENT REVIEWS DISTRIBUTION1 2.1 Reference and training manuals/videos for all equipment Shipped with equipment - within 60 days after awardCORPM1Contract Specialist -Transmittal Only          

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS)

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 12, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NWWP9253-15-00379SRG. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-77. (IV) THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED AS A TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The associated NAICS code is 561730. The small business size standard is $7.5 MILLION. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial services: CLIN 0001 - BASE YEAR; SERVICES, NON-PERSONAL, TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS (UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN) NECESSARY FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. CLIN 1001 - OPTION YEAR I; SERVICES, NON-PERSONAL, TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS (UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN) NECESSARY FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. CLIN 2001 - OPTION YEAR II; SERVICES, NON-PERSONAL, TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS (UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN) NECESSARY FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. CLIN 3001 - OPTION YEAR III; SERVICES, NON-PERSONAL, TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS (UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN) NECESSARY FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. CLIN 4001 - OPTION YEAR IV; SERVICES, NON-PERSONAL, TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS (UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN) NECESSARY FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO WFO (NEW BRAUNFELS) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT OF WORK WHICH APPLIES TO BASE YEAR AND ALL OPTION YEARS 1 THROUGH 4, AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAGE RATES: WD 05-2521, REVISION NO. 15, DATED 8/5/2014, WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON: WWW.WDOL.GOV. (VII) Period of performance shall be: BASE YEAR FOR A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD 12/1/2014 THROUGH 11/30/2015. OPTION PERIOD 1 FOR A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD 12/1/2015 THROUGH 11/30/2016. OPTION PERIOD 2 FOR A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD 12/1/2016 THROUGH 11/30/2017. OPTION PERIOD 3 FOR A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD 12/1/2017 THROUGH 11/30/2018. OPTION PERIOD 4 FOR A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD 12/1/2018 THROUGH 11/30/2019. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. This is a Best Value Acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable (preferred) and can be sent to Suzanne Garrett, email suzanne.garrett@noaa.gov or Faxed to 303-497-3163. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number "THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT". 1352.215-72 Inquiries (APR 2010) OFFERORS MUST SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS SOLICITATION IN WRITING TO SUZANNE.GARRETT@NOAA.GOV. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. MST, 11/17/ 2014. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause) To request to be included in a site visit, contact Joe Arellano at 830-629-0130or via email at joe.arellano@noaa.gov. FAR 52.237-1 SITE VISIT (APR 1984) Vendors are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award. (End of provision) (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a), and award will be made to the firm offering the best value to the Government. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: Evaluation will be based on the following: 1. Price - Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable. 2. Past Performance. Quotes shall include at least two references relevant to the offeror's performance to provide the service being solicited. References must include the company name and contact person's name, phone number and email. The Contractors past performance evaluation will be based on responsiveness, quality, and customer services. This is a PASS/FAIL. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), with its quote. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via http://www.acquisition.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Inverted domestic corporation", as used in this section, means a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), i.e., a corporation that used to be incorporated in the United States, or used to be a partnership in the United States, but now is incorporated in a foreign country, or is a subsidiary whose parent corporation is incorporated in a foreign country, that meets the criteria specified in 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 7874. "Manufactured end product" means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except- (1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) FSG 88, Live Animals; (4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables; (5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) FSC 9610, Ores; (9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (o) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it o is, o is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is, o is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is,o is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is, o is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It o is, o is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It o is, o is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has, o has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It o has, o has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has developed and has on file, o has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It o has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) o Are, o are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) o Are, o are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) o In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) o Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). o TIN: ________________________________. o TIN has been applied for. o TIN is not required because: o Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. o Sole proprietorship; o Partnership; o Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); o Corporate entity (tax-exempt); o Government entity (Federal, State, or local); o Foreign government; o International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; o Other ________________________________. (5) Common parent. o Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; o Name and TIN of common parent: Name ________________________________. TIN _________________________________. (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. (1) Relation to Internal Revenue Code. An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code 25 U.S.C. 7874. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (End of provision) (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2013) (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (AUG 2013) (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013) (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUN 2003) (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (FEB 1999). (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). (30) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (39) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (40) 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (MAY 2014) (43) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (49) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (JUL 2013) The following clauses under subparagraph (c) apply: (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (MAY 2014) (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits 37-3011 Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes373011.htm Hourly wage $8.44 - $18.38 plus fringe benefits (End of clause) (3) FAR 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2013) (4) FAR 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). (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998), This contract incorporates on 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 address: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (End of Clause) The following additional terms and conditions apply: FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (JUL 2013) FAR 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011) FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) FAR 52.208-9, Contractor Use of Mandatory Sources of Supply or Services (MAY 2014) FAR 52.214-34, Submission of Offers in the English Language (APR 1991) FAR 52.214-35, Submission of Offer in U.S. Currency (APR 1991) FAR 52.217-5, Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990) FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 15 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 15 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 5 years. (End of clause) FAR 52.232-19, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (APR 1984) Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond 6/15/2015. The Government's obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond 6/15/2015, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) FAR 52.223-1, Biobased Product Certification (MAY 2012) FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts. (SEP 2013) FAR 52.223-3, Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data (JAN 1997) FAR 52.223-10, Waste Reduction Program (MAY 2011) 52.228-5, Insurance - Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR QUOTE FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments To Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) FAR 52.237-2, Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (APR 1984) FAR 52.242-15, Stop-Work Order (AUG 1989) FAR 52.252-5 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN PROVISIONS (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the provision. (b) The use in this solicitation of any Commerce Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1352) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of provision) FAR 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1352) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offerer represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.

Request for Capabilities / Qualifications

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published May 17, 2016  -  Deadline July 7, 2016
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PROJECT TITLE: STLI 213901 - Repair Ellis Island Bridge ProjectSOLICITATION #: P16PS01024 GENERAL: The National Park Service anticipates awarding a firm fixed price design-build contract based upon the two phase selection process defined in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 36.3. This notice represents solicitation of qualification statements as phase 1 of the 2 phase selection process. Design-Build firms that meet the requirements of this announcement are invited to submit qualification statements that address the phase 1 evaluation criteria noted below. The Government shall evaluate responses that meet the requirements of this announcement to determine the most qualified design - build firms relative to the phase 1 evaluation criteria. Up to a maximum of five of the most highly qualified design-build firms will be short-listed to participate in phase 2 of this design-build selection process. In phase 2, those firms short-listed will be sent a Request for Proposal (RFP) which addresses the phase 2 source selection process. Each short-listed offeror will be required to submit their phase 2 proposal within 30 days after issuance of the phase 2 RFP. The Government shall evaluate phase 2 proposals and award a single contract to the offeror whose proposal provides the "best value" to the Government. Architectural / Engineering firms that were involved in the preparation of the Government's Design - Build RFP documents for this project are not eligible to participate in the subsequent design-build process. QUALIFICATION STATEMENT SUBMITTAL: Design - Build firms that meet the requirements of this announcement shall submit their responses to this request for qualifications so as to insure the responses are received by Monica Divelbess no later than 1:00 pm 7/07/16 (MT). Design - Build firms shall submit 3 hard copies of their qualification statements and a thumb drive that includes an electronic version of their qualification statements to the following address: National Park Service, Denver Service CenterAttention: Monica Divelbess 12795 W. Alameda PkwyLakewood, CO 80228 PROJECT SCOPE: This is a design/build project consisting of repairing, strengthening or replacing deteriorated portions of the existing Ellis Island service bridge. Work involves designing and developing details, Specifications and drawings each work task. Work also includes performing rating calculations for the bridge, obtaining all permits required for performing the construction work. All repair work is to be performed in accordance with the current edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LFRD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) Bridge Design Specifications, AASHTO's LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications, the New Jersey Department of Transportation's Bridge and Roadway Design Manuals, OSHA, the National Electric Code, and any applicable regulations, policies, and Denver Service Center work flows. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Ellis Island Service Bridge, Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, Jersey City, New Jersey. ESTIMATED MAGNITUDE OF CONSTRUCTION: In accordance with FAR 36.204, the project magnitude is estimated to be between $5,000,000 and $8,000,000. PROCUREMENT TYPE: The Government anticipates negotiating and awarding a single firm-fixed price contract to meet this requirement. SET-ASIDE: This acquisition has been set-aside for small business concerns. Offers will be solicited only from small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not small business concerns shall be considered nonresponsive and will be rejected. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE AND SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARD: The NAICS code for this project is 237310 and the small business size standard is $36,500,000 BONDS: All offerors will be required to submit a bid bond for 20% of their total proposed price. The successful offeror shall be required to provide performance and payment bonds for 100% of the contract award price. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The contract performance period is expected to be ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬90 calendar days for design and 10 months for construction after issuance of Notice to Proceed. PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE / SITE VISIT: It is anticipated that a Pre-Proposal Conference / Site Visit will be scheduled during phase 2 of the source selection process. It is currently anticipated the site visit will be conducted on or around the week of 08/08/15. Specific details regarding the site visit will be provided in the solicitation during Phase 2. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT: Offerors shall be required to have a DUNS number and an active registration in SAM, System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) in order to conduct business with the Federal Government. Offerors will be required to complete Online Representations and Certifications at the SAM website. SOURCE SELECTION PROCESS: The Government shall conduct the source selection process in accordance with the Two-Phase Design Build Selection Procedures noted in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.3. Phase 1: The first phase of the process shall consist of a request for qualification statements issued on Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov). The request shall instruct interested Design - Builders to submit a qualification statement that addresses the Phase 1 evaluation criteria. Proposed pricing shall not be included in phase 1. The Government will evaluate phase 1 qualification statements in order to determine the most highly qualified offerors. Up to a maximum of 5 Design - Builders shall be selected to move forward to Phase 2. Those Design - Builders that are not selected to move forward to Phase 2 will be notified and thanked for their participation. Phase 2: The Government will then notify the Phase 2 Design- Builders of their selection and will request they submit a follow-up proposal that addresses the phase 2 evaluation criteria. Proposed pricing shall be included in phase 2 proposals. The Government will evaluate the phase 2 proposals. It is the Government's intention to award a single contract to the offeror whose phase 2 proposal provides the best value to the Government. PHASE 1 EVALUATION CRITERIA:A) GeneralThe Government will evaluate phase 1 qualification statements against the phase 1 evaluation criteria in order to determine the most highly qualified Design - Builders. Up to a maximum of 5 Design - Builders shall be selected to move forward to Phase 2. B) Relative Importance of Evaluation Factors: Each of the non-price factors are approximately equal in importanceC) Factors1. Prime Construction Contractor's Prior Experience (10 page maximum): The Offeror will be evaluated based upon the extent of their successful completion of similar projects. Offerors demonstrating greater experience in the areas noted below will be more favorably rated.Offerors shall present direct involvement in at least (5) projects completed within the past 10 years that best addresses the following. Offerors shall submit company experience, not experience of staff while employed with other companies. • Of similar size (cost & scope) • Of similar scopeo Experience with planning, designing and repairing bridges, and pavement managemento Offerors shall demonstrate whether or not the prime construction contractor has Design/Build capabilities provide examples of Design/Build work completed in the last 10 years.• In similar working environment. Experience working in sensitive and historic and marine environments such as or similar to National Parks will be rated more favorably). • Dealing with Federal Government processes and requirements (offerors having experience with National Park Service processes and requirements will be rated more favorably). 2. Designer Qualifications: Offerors shall submit a Standard Form 330 (SF-330) for their planned Architect and Engineers. Qualifications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:• Design experience on projects of similar sizeProvide a list of key personnel on the AE team including roles, responsibilities and experience on projects of similar scope. Provide an organizational chart showing roles and resumes not exceeding 2 pages each showing qualifying experience on similar projects..• Design experience on projects of similar scopeExperience: Provide three (3) examples of completion of bridge engineering of similar scope within the past 10 years. Work in marine environments in the north eastern US will be evaluated more favorably..• Offerors shall demonstrate prior experience of collaboration between the Construction Contractor and the proposed Design Team on a minimum of two (2) projects of similar size and complexity within the past 10 years.• Design experience on projects in similar environments• Design experience on projects dealing with Federal Government processes and requirements (offerors having experience with National Park Service processes and requirements will be rated more favorably).• Other significant similarities3. Prime Construction Contractor's Past Performance (5 page maximum): The past performance including but not limited to quality, timeliness, budget, and business relations of the offeror on projects similar in scope and complexity will be evaluated. Offerors demonstrating a higher level of successful past performance in the evaluated areas will be more favorably rated. In the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror will be evaluated neither favorably nor unfavorably.The NPS may evaluate offerors' past performance based on references provided by the contractor; the Government's knowledge of offerors' past performance; and / or references obtained from any other source. The Government reserves the right to limit the number of references it ultimately contacts and to contact references or use sources other than those provided by the offeror.Offerors shall request the owner or owner's representative associated with past projects complete the attached Past Performance Reference Questionnaire or similar form. Offerors shall include the completed questionnaires in their qualification statements. The Government reserves the right to contact the listed references to obtain additional Past Performance information4. Designers' Past Performance (5 page maximum): The past performance of the proposed project designers (Architect and Engineers) on projects similar in scope and complexity including but not limited to quality, timeliness, budget, and business relations will be evaluated. Designers demonstrating a higher level of successful past performance in the evaluated areas will be more favorably rated. In the case of an Designer without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available, the Designer will be evaluated neither favorably nor unfavorably.The NPS may evaluate Designers' past performance based on references provided by the contractor; the Government's knowledge of Designers' past performance; and / or references obtained from any other source. The Government reserves the right to limit the number of references it ultimately contacts and to contact references or use sources other than those provided by the offeror.Offerors shall request the owner or owner's representative associated with Designers' past projects complete the attached Past Performance Reference Questionnaire or similar form. Offerors shall include the completed questionnaires in their proposal. The Government reserves the right to contact the listed references to obtain additional Past Performance information." ATTACHMENTS:1. Phase 1, Past Performance Questionnaire2. Phase 1, SF 3303. Phase 1, Design Build Project Scope4. Phase 1, Basis for Design Document QUESTIONS: For questions please contact Monica Divebess at monica_divelbess@nps.gov and Frank Camacho (Mike) at mike_camacho@nps.gov.

USPSC - OTI Senior Management Advisor - Worldwide (Intermittent, Multiple Positions)

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: OTI Senior Management Advisor - Worldwide (Intermittent, Multiple Positions) Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-16-000009 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $86,399 - $112,319 GS-15 Equivalent: $101,630 - $132,122 Issuance Date: November 24, 2015 Closing Date: December 9, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an OTI Senior Management Advisor - Worldwide under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) OTI Senior Management Advisor - Worldwide (Intermittent, Multiple Positions) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-16-000009 2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 24, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 9, 2015, 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Management Advisor 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated as a "tandem" position that, depending on the qualifications of the candidate, can be filled at either the GS-14 ($86,399 - $112,319 per annum) or GS-15 ($101,630 - $132,122 per annum) equivalent level, non-locality pay. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value of the GS-14 or GS-15 levels depending on qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. As this is a Worldwide, non-locality position, incumbents who do not live in the DC metropolitan area will be provided with travel and/or per diem if they are required to work in Washington, DC. Incumbents will be provided with travel and/or per diem for all other USAID/OTI travel assignments as well. Note: Applicants who submit an application for the GS-15 grade level, but do not meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in this solicitation and as reviewed by the Technical Evaluation Committee, will not be considered for the GS-14 if they have not submitted a separate application for the GS-14 level. Similarly, applicants who apply for the GS-14 position even though they might meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-15 position will not be considered for the higher graded position if they have not submitted a separate application for the GS-15 level. Applicants who are unsure of which grade level they meet the minimum qualifications for should submit separate applications for the GS-14 and GS-15 positions. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with four one-year option periods. The Personal Services Contractor hired under this contract will provide up to a maximum of 250 workdays of services on an annual basis. The specific projects, as well as dates, number of days and locations to be worked, will be determined by mutual agreement between the contract employee and his/her OTI supervisor according to the programmatic needs of OTI. There is no obligation by OTI to provide assignments for a minimum number of days, and the contractor is free to provide "blackout" dates during which he or she will not be available to accept assignments. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. Some of these USPSCs serve on intermittent contracts and are referred to in OTI as "bullpenners," providing support in a surge capacity. Those serving in the bullpen must be prepared to work both in Washington and the field, often with little time for preparations. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 15 of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION The Senior Management Advisor is an expert in the multitude of functions that comprise program operations and management for USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives programs in Washington, DC and the field. This individual must be readily available to provide the required services on an intermittent basis, often on short notice with little time for preparation. The Senior Management Advisor will be required to travel to OTI field offices that are located in countries with complex problems, often in difficult and harsh environments, with some offices located in countries with no other USAID presence. The incumbent will also spend time at OTI headquarters in Washington, DC. The Senior Management Advisor reports to the Chief of OTI's Operations and Management Division or his/her designee. The Senior Management Advisor spends his or her time working side by side with OTI Washington staff and with country program implementation teams in the field. All field activities, and the majority of the headquarters activities supported, are transition program implementation-focused. This position is a very senior-level intermittent position that requires an experienced professional who has overseas experience in diplomacy and can effectively and efficiently function in complex, difficult and unstable environments. The Senior Management Advisor is extremely knowledgeable in administrative management functions and the manner, historical style and procedures employed by the U.S. Government in the normal conduct of its business with emergency, transitional, and development activities overseas. Administrative management functions include management analysis, human resources in relation to U.S. and foreign national Personal Services Contractors, general services (which include vehicle management, real and personal property management, and equipment and facilities maintenance), records keeping and management, operating budgets, International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), security, and contracting and procurement. A thorough comprehension and proven record of performance in these functions is an absolute necessity for a Senior Management Advisor to meet the requirements of the position. The successful candidate will be able to identify key leaders in the field and Washington, and establish sound professional relationships with them, to ensure the success of OTI's programs in transition countries overseas. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to grasp and resolve problems quickly are essential. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Senior Management Advisor requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Senior Management Advisor is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Operations and Management Division (OMD) Chief or his/her designee, the Senior Management Advisor will perform the following duties: At the GS-14 level: • Conduct field visits to assess and evaluate administrative management systems, issues and operations for OTI country program start-ups, mid-reviews and closeouts. Provide in-country reviews to improve program support and coordination within the OTI country team; • Serve as a management analyst for OTI country programs in the field and Washington, advising and assisting on U.S. Government management policies and systems at all levels of the organization; • Collaborate with OTI teams to ensure that proper administrative start-up procedures are in place to provide quick and smooth operations for OTI field offices; • Provide personnel support services for program-funded Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) including the review of position descriptions. Advise on agency policies and procedures pertaining to the employment of U.S. and foreign national PSCs; • As requested, review field staff mixes with the OTI country team for the ongoing OTI program staff to assess field staff requirements, review staff training plans, and ensure that they are adequate and fully implemented in support of transition programs; • Conduct records management reviews of OTI/Washington's country program and COR/AOR files to ensure that records are established, maintained and disposed of in accordance with established agency policy and office guidelines; • Coordinate with the OTI country and IT teams, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy to ensure that field programs are able to procure and install adequate computer hardware and software; • Advise on the establishment of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) agreements. Review ICASS budgets and invoices in collaboration with the OTI country team to ensure that costs are consistent with the services being provided, and that appropriate levels of services are being obtained under ICASS; • Identify and negotiate agreements with service providers (e.g. U.S. Embassy, USAID Mission, etc.) for field team administrative support, and assess the quality and cost of services. Advise on alternatives to be considered when services do not meet established quality standards: ensure that residential housing, furnishings and equipment are adequate and consistent with post policy, and maintained and operated in accordance with established guidelines; • Coordinate with the USAID Office of Security and the Embassy Regional Security Officer to ensure that proper security measures are in place for OTI workplaces and residences, and work closely with the OTI country team to review implementing partner security procedures; • Ensure that all OTI property is appropriately inventoried, marked and in good condition, with adequate inventory controls in place; • Collaborate with OTI teams to provide mid-program reviews to ensure that operations are in compliance with USAID/Embassy rules, regulations and best practices. These field reviews will promote mutual understanding of agency policies applicable to solving any problems or concerns relating to administrative support services; • Collaborate with the OTI teams to implement proper closeout procedures for country programs, including proper disposition of property, termination of agreements such as ICASS, and termination of host country staff in accordance with the Embassy Compensation Plan and host country laws; • Establish relationships with OTI Washington and field staff, OTI implementing partner staff, and USAID and Embassy management officials to provide guidance and leadership on administrative management issues; • As requested, meet with implementing partners to discuss administrative management issues such as records maintenance, inventory and disposition of property; • Step into a range of roles to fill critical management gaps, including operations support and office leadership roles to ensure that OTI programs continue to run smoothly; • Mentor OTI Team Leaders, Country Representatives and Program Managers. Provide orientation, training and guidance for staff, explaining the importance of operational awareness in order to avoid possible administrative vulnerabilities; • Mentor Junior Operations Bullpen staff and provide training and guidance on Executive Officer subject matter - general services, records management, ICASS, and personnel management; • As needed, serve on short-term assignments with other USAID offices or bureaus in direct support of OTI programs. These placements shall not exceed three months; • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor. At the GS-15 level: • Conduct field visits to assess and evaluate administrative management systems, issues and operations for OTI country program start-ups, mid-reviews and closeouts. Provide in-country reviews to improve program support and coordination within the OTI country team; • Serve as a management analyst for OTI country programs in the field and Washington, advising and assisting on U.S. Government management policies and systems at all levels of the organization; • Collaborate with OTI teams to ensure that proper administrative start-up procedures are in place to provide quick and smooth operations for OTI field offices; • Provide personnel support services for program-funded Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) including the review of position descriptions. Advise on agency policies and procedures pertaining to the employment of U.S. and foreign national PSCs; • As requested, review field staff mixes with the OTI country team for the ongoing OTI program staff to assess field staff requirements, review staff training plans, and ensure that they are adequate and fully implemented in support of transition programs; • Conduct records management reviews of OTI/Washington's country program and COR/AORs files to ensure that records are established, maintained and disposed of in accordance with established agency policy and office guidelines; • Coordinate with the OTI country and IT teams, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy to ensure that field programs are able to procure and install adequate computer hardware and software; • Advise on the establishment of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) agreements. Review ICASS budgets and invoices in collaboration with the OTI country team to ensure that costs are consistent with the services being provided, and that appropriate levels of services are being obtained under ICASS; • Identify and negotiate agreements with service providers (e.g. U.S. Embassy, USAID Mission, etc.) for field team administrative support, and assess the quality and cost of services. Advise on alternatives to be considered when services do not meet established quality standards: ensure that residential housing, furnishings and equipment are adequate and consistent with post policy, and maintained and operated in accordance with established guidelines; • Coordinate with the USAID Office of Security and the Embassy Regional Security Officer to ensure that proper security measures are in place for OTI workplaces and residences, and work closely with the OTI country team to review implementing partner security procedures; • Ensure that all OTI property is appropriately inventoried, marked and in good condition, with adequate inventory controls in place; • Collaborate with OTI teams to provide mid-program reviews to ensure that operations are in compliance with USAID/Embassy rules, regulations and best practices. These field reviews will promote mutual understanding of agency policies applicable to solving any problems or concerns relating to administrative support services; • Collaborate with the OTI teams to implement proper closeout procedures for country programs, including proper disposition of property, termination of agreements such as ICASS, and termination of host country staff in accordance with the Embassy Compensation Plan and host country laws; • Establish relationships with OTI Washington and field staff, OTI implementing partner staff, and USAID and Embassy management officials to provide guidance and leadership on administrative management issues; • As requested, meet with implementing partners to discuss administrative management issues such as records maintenance, inventory and disposition of property; • Step into a range of roles to fill critical management gaps, including operations support and office leadership roles to ensure that OTI programs continue to run smoothly; • Mentor OTI Team Leaders, Country Representatives and Program Managers. Provide orientation, training and guidance for staff, explaining the importance of operational awareness in order to avoid possible administrative vulnerabilities; • Mentor Junior Operations Bullpen staff and provide training and guidance on Executive Officer subject matter - general services, records management, ICASS, and personnel management; • As needed, serve on short-term assignments with other USAID offices or bureaus in direct support of OTI programs. These placements shall not exceed three months; • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Senior Management Advisor will be supervised by the Chief of OTI's Operations and Management Division, or his/her designee. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor provides administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee will independently plan, design and carry out projects, studies, and programs. The results of the employee's work are considered technically authoritative and there is no higher level official technically responsible for administering the program/project. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While in Washington, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. While traveling overseas, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT While in Washington, the work is generally performed in an office environment. While traveling overseas, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At the GS-14 level: (1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Six (6) years of experience in operations or administrative management positions including human resources, contract and procurement, personal property management, records management, security, and other related functions, of which four (4) years must have been performed overseas in developing countries undergoing political transition; (3) Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition and assistance regulations, particularly as applied to overseas settings in developing or crisis countries; (4) Demonstrated experience assembling overseas staff teams including: drafting position descriptions for contractor staff; hiring staff; mentoring, guiding and supervising staff. At the GS-15 level: (1) A Master's Degree with thirteen (13) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with fifteen (15) years of work experience; AND (2) Nine (9) years of experience in operations or administrative management positions including human resources, contract and procurement, personal property management, records management, security, and other related functions, of which seven (7) years must have been performed overseas in developing countries undergoing political transition; (3) Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition and assistance regulations, particularly as applied to overseas settings in developing or crisis countries; (4) Demonstrated experience assembling overseas staff teams including: drafting position descriptions for contractor staff; hiring staff; mentoring, guiding and supervising staff. In addition, the applicant must satisfy the following Selection Factors: • Applicant is a U.S. citizen; • Complete resume submitted; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; • Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship); • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance; • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The incumbent must obtain Department of State medical clearance within six months after the contract is issued. If a medical clearance is not obtained within this period, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. EVALUATION FACTORS (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience in country program start up, management and close-out in difficult overseas environments, ensuring that offices or missions are well-supported in necessary functions such as human resources, procurement, general services and security. Factor #2 Demonstrated diplomatic experience representing a U.S. Government agency and communicating its mission, core values and ethos to host government officials, implementing partners, and other key partners and stakeholders within and outside the interagency. Factor #3 Active or recent U.S. Government security clearance. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points: Factor #1 - 30 Factor #2 - 30 Factor #3 - 10 Total Possible - 70 Points Interview Performance - 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20045 Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml or at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (OF-612). 2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306). 3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 - COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR Clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVE (AAPD) NO. 06-10 PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Coercion" means- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Commercial sex act" means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. "Debt bondage" means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. "Employee" means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. "Forced Labor" means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. "Involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude induced by means of- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. "Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. "Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall- (1) Notify its employees of- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

C--Indefinite Delivery Contract-PL-3006(IDC) for Architect Engineering(A-E)Services Corps of Engineers,New York District and Corps of Engineers Locations within North Atlantic Division(NAD)/Major Subordinate Command Boundaries(MSC).

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published May 19, 2014  -  Deadline June 18, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation, Indefinite Delivery Contract IDC-PL-3006 for Architect-Engineering (A-E) Services including but not limited to flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, and ecosystem restoration. Services are to be primarily concentrated on studies and designs within the Corps of Engineers' New York District's jurisdiction and other Corps of Engineers' locations within NAD/MSC boundaries. Selection will be in accordance with Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582) procedures. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. The Solicitation Number is W912DS-14-AE-0001. Proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is procured as a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code is 541330. The size standard is $14 Million Dollars average annual receipts for preceeding three fiscal years. The number one ranked small business firm will be selected for negotiations based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The length of the indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) is a maximum of 60 months and will not include optional time periods. The total capacity of the contract will not exceed $9,900,000. Task Orders will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders and will be issued under the terms and conditions of this IDC contract. The government shall be under no obligation to issue any particular number or types of orders and no liability to the contractor shall be incurred in the event that a certain number or types of orders are not issued; however, a task order will be included to satisfy the minimum guarantee of $35,000 with the basic contract. The selected small business firm A-E firm will need to demonstrate capability to perform at least 51% of the contract work listed below in accordance with EP 715-1, Chapter 3-8c which can be found at: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_715-1-7.pdf. In particular, in order to be awarded a small business contract the concern will perform at least 51 percent of the cost of the contract incurred from personnel with its own employees. quote mark - Any subcontractor and outside associates or consultants required by the contractor (prime A-E firm) in connection with the services covered by the contract will limit to individuals or firms that were specifically identified and agreed to during negotiations the contractor shall obtain the Contracting Officer's written consent before making substitutions for these subcontractors, associates or consultants - quote mark. If a substitution is necessitated by illness, death, or termination of employment for whatever reason, the selected A-E firm shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing within 15 calendar days after the concurrences of any of these events and provide the following information to the Contracting Officer. Required information for substitution necessitated by illness, death, or termination of employment for whatever reason: The contractor shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitution, complete resumes for the new proposed substitutes, and any additional information requested by the Contracting Officer. Proposed substitutes should have comparable qualifications or better qualifications to those of the persons being replaced. The Contracting Officer will notify the contractor within 15 calendar days after receipt of all required information of the decision on substitutions. The approximate award date is September 30th, 2014. The wages and benefits of services employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, as determined relative to the employee's office location (not of the location of the work). This announcement also serves as a reminder of the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) requirement. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires collection of Past Performance Information (PPI) on AE contracts and IDIQs at the ask order level. Effective 1 Apr 2007, ACASS is now a module of DoDs CPARS. The selected A-E Firm will need to be familiar with the Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS). The ACASS system is a web-base application that is accessed via internet website, http://cpars.navy.mil/ For specific details and understanding of the process, you may link to: http://www.swd.usace.army.mil/Portals/42/docs/business/smallbusiness/Competing%20for%20A-E%20Contracts%20%28EP%20715-1-4%29%2030%20Sep%202004.pdf. This links the contractor to the Competing for Architect-Engineer Contracts Awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Guild (note: this guild was realeased 2004 and various procedures and restrictions might have changed.) 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: This contract will provide non-project or study specific architect and engineering services primarily for flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, and ecosystem restoration. At a minimum, study components will consist of reconnaissance reports, feasibility reports and/or revaluation reports, including but not limited to all technical support tasks. Solutions for projects may include, but will not be limited to plan specifications, monitoring surveys, etc in support of engineering design, including Plans and Specifications. This work is within the Corps of Engineers' New York District's jurisdiction and other Corps of Engineers' locations within NAD/MSC boundaries. However, the main focus of this work is within the New York District boundaries. This contract will provide integrated architect and engineering services, including, but not limited to, flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, and ecosystem restoration. Implied services include, but are not limited to surveying, interpretation and integration of typographic/bathymetric surveys, biological and cultural resources surveys, GIS data, hydraulic/hydrologic engineering, hydrodynamic modeling, geotechnical engineering, public affairs, cost inventory, cost estimating, and incremental cost risk analyses into feasibility reports and related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Other tasks may include real estate inventory, real estate assessments, civil design/structural engineering (especially as related to design of habitat); geotechnical work; study of estuarine ecology; ecosystem restoration design; habitat evaluation; and environmental analysis and assessments as related and required for all phases of alternatives evaluation, project design and implementation, plan formulation, economic analyses, and report preparation. The contract will also provide for the preparation of a variety of reports and feasibility level NEPA documents, including either an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement, that integrate HTRW assessments and both chemical and physical soil borings and sediment testing. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria A through E, inclusive, are primary. Criteria F and G are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among firms that are essentially technically equal. Primary Selection Criteria: A. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence -- (1) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, as described in quote mark Project Information quote mark above. Special qualifications include, but are not limited to: capability and experience with specialized computer programs such as IWR Plan, Habitat Assessment Models, HEC-FDA, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, MII (MCACES and Crystal Ball), for development of cost estimates, Microstation, Arc View and tunneling programs; water resources planning, formulation and evaluation through flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, and ecosystem restoration; The contractor must be familiar with current U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations, guidelines, and procedures. The contractor must also have the capability to manage and supervise other contractors and demonstrate the ability to handle the large volume of work under strict deadlines. The contractor's submittal must demonstrate in the submittal its plan for successful quality assurance and integration of all disciplines to ensure a quality product. (2) Demonstrated ability to produce quality designs. Evaluation will be based on the firm's analysis and design quality management plan (DQMP) and will consider the management approach, coordination of disciplines, management of subcontractors, and quality control procedures. The basis for the evaluation will be the information in Section H of SF 330. Examples of the disciplines involved, but not limited, are the following: through flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration, structural flood risk management alternative analysis and design; non-structural flood risk management alternative analysis and design, including buyouts; open channel hydraulic analysis and design; other flood damage and benefit analysis, including hydrodynamic analysis of fluvial and interior drainage systems; hydrodynamic modeling; hydraulic/hydrologic engineering; hydrographic surveys and mapping (the actual surveying and the interpretation and integration of typographic/bathymetric surveys, biological, and cultural resources surveys); littoral budgeting; beach, coastal, and coastal inlet structural design; recreational analysis; beach surveys; mapping, including beach profiling and waterway cross-section; demonstrated ability to perform offshore subsurface exploration; aerial photography; environmental assessment; cultural resources assessment; geotechnical engineering; GIS data; cost estimating; and incremental cost analyses into feasibility reports and related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Other tasks may include civil design/structural engineering (especially as related to design of habitat); geotechnical work; study of estuarine ecology; ecosystem restoration design; habitat evaluation; and environmental analysis and assessments as related and required for all phases of alternatives evaluation, project design and implementation, plan formulation, economic analyses, and report preparation. The contract will also provide for the preparation of a variety of reports and feasibility level NEPA documents, including either an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement, which integrates HTRW assessments and chemical and physical soil borings and sediment testing, and investigations in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. (3) Experience in watershed planning reflecting a systematic and comprehensive approach (incorporating multiple purposes and objectives, recognizing the dynamic nature of the economy and the environment and variability of other social effects over time) for the purpose of water resources problem solving and decision making. B. Professional Qualifications -- Professional qualifications necessary to satisfactorily perform the required services require the submittal of a resume. Key disciplines include but are not limited to the following: (1) Project Manager (Resume required) (2) Structural Engineer (P.E. required) (3) Civil Engineer (P.E. required) (4) Mechanical Engineer (P.E. required) (5) Electrical Engineer (P.E. required) (6) Hydraulic/Hydrologic Engineer (P.E. required) (7) Cost Engineer with MII cost estimate experience (Resume required) (8) Geotechnical Engineer (Resume required) (9) Land/Hydrographic Surveyor (10) Biologist (Resume required) (11) Ecologist/Environmental Scientist (12) Geologist/Hydrogeologist (13) Environmental Engineer (14) Soil Scientist (15) GIS Specialist (Geographer/Cartographer/Geospatial Data Analyst) (16) Environmental Assessment Specialist (Resume required) (17) HTRW Assessment Specialist (Resume required) (18) Habitat Assessment Specialist (Resume required) (19) Real Estate Assessment Specialist (Resume required) (20) Technical Writer (21) Planner (22) Economist with experience in performing cost/benefit analysis on civil works projects, especially on flood risk management projects, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, and ecosystem restoration. (Resume required) (23) Principal Investigator/Archaeologist (24) Historian (25) Historic/Prehistoric Archaeologists (26) Architectural Historian (27) Public Relations Specialist (28) Social Scientist (29) Geographer (30) Botanist (31) QA/QC Specialist (32) Marine Engineer (33) Coastal Engineer with experience in coastal processes analysis and coastal structures, such as, bulkheads, jetties, groins, and shore protection; and beach designs (34) Soil/Dredging Engineer (35) Blasting Engineer (36) Acoustic Engineer (37) Vibration Engineer (38) Architect (39) Landscape architect (40) Hydrodynamic modeler The Principal Investigator/Archaeologist, Historian, Historic/Prehistoric Archaeologists and Architectural Historian must meet or exceed the standard qualifications identified by the National Park Service. The contractor should be familiar with current U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations, guidelines, and procedures, and with the general geographical area, especially with the boundaries of the New York District. Evaluation will consider education, registration, and training and overall and relevant experience using information from Section E of SF 330, which includes a matrix in Section G showing experience of the proposed lead designers on the projects listed in Section F of SF 330. Supervisory and/or key personnel should have Professional Engineer (P.E.), Professional Geologist (P.G.), Project Management Professional (P.M.P.), or Professional Land Surveyor (P.L.S.) certification. The firm selected must have one or more senior staff persons licensed to practice Land Surveying in New York State. New York State has rigorous licensing requirements. C. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and other sources. References and letters of recommendation from customers addressing your firm's cost control, quality of work, and schedule compliance capabilities may be included in Section H of SF 330. The letters should be for projects of a similar nature and shall be no older than three (3) years to be considered. D. Capacity to initiate work and complete within the time parameters of the project. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in the following key disciplines: coastal engineering, civil engineering, economics, and quantity estimators. The evaluation will look at numbers listed in Part II of SF 330 to evaluate the overall capacity of the team. Include a Part II form of SF 330 for each firm and each office of each firm that is part of the proposed team. E. Knowledge of local conditions within New York, specifically local construction methods (key disciplines: hydrologic engineer, hydraulic engineer, geotechnical engineer, cost engineer, structural engineer, civil engineer, coastal engineer, biologist and economist); local and regional prehistory, history and archaeology (key disciplines: principal investigator/archaeologist, historian, prehistoric/historic archaeologist, architectural historian) and local construction climate impact on cost estimating (estimator). Evaluation will look at the specific experience of the listed key discipline lead designers (one per discipline) as stated in Section E of SF 330. The more New York projects listed, the higher the rating. Secondary Selection Criteria: F. Location of the firm in the general geographical area of New York District civil works boundaries. G. Volume of DoD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including small businesses (SB) and service-disabled businesses (SDB). 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) copies of SF 330 Part I and three (3) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants to the address below not later than the response date indicated above. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Each key office on the team should indicate DUNS # in Block 4 of Part II of the SF 330, and include the prime firm's ACASS number in Block H. For ACASS information, call (503) 808-4590. The total number of pages for the entire SF 330 is limited to ninety (90) pages. Section E is limited to forty (40) pages. Each page shall be numbered. Supplemental information on the SF 330 is posted on USACE's New York District website: http://www.nan.usace.army.mil. Click on Business With Us greater than Engineering Division Submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 to: Attn: Stephen DiBari, P.E. Contract Administrator, Engineering Division CENAN-EN-M, Room 2037 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 26 Federal Plaza New York, NY 10278-0090 Submittals will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on 18 June 2014 the response date shown in the advertisement on the FedBizOpps website. Facsimile transmission of the SF 330 will not be accepted. Due to heightened security around 26 Federal Plaza, be prepared to leave ample time to gain entry into the building. To be eligible for a contract award, the firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive a contract award for any Government solicitation. For information visit the (SAM) website at http://www.sam.gov.

JRRF - Roofing Services (Painting)

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published June 17, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the information in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice. This solicitation is advertised as a small business set-aside. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. This combined synopsis/solicitation SHALL be posted to FEDBIZOPPS (https://www.fbo.gov/). The RFQ number is DTMA92Q1500020. This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2005-82 effective June 8, 2015. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The FAR clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. The full text of the Transportation Acquisition Regulations (TAR) (1252.) can be found at: http://www.dot.gov/administrations/assistant-secretary-administration/transportation-acquisition-regulation-tar and the full text of the U.S. Maritime Administration Provisions and Clauses (MCL) can be found at: https://voa.marad.dot.gov/Solicitation_Awards/docs/mar-380/MARAD%20Clauses%20MCL%20for%20HTML.htm The NAICS code applicable to this solicitation is 238160 . The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Norfolk, VA intends to award a firm fixed price contract to a potential offeror to provide all management, tools, supplies, equipment, and labor necessary to perform roofing services (painting) at the James River Reserve Fleet located at the Joint Base Langley Eustis, Newport News, Virginia in accordance with the Statement of Work (Attachment 1). Repairs must begin within 10-calendar days of award. Estimated period of performance is July 20, 2015 through July 30, 2015. SITE VISIT A site visit will be conducted at the James River Reserve Fleet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Fort Eustis Army Post, End of Harrison Road, Newport News, Virginia. POC: George Diggs, (757) 887-3233 Ext. 12 or e-mail: george.diggs@dot.gov. All potential offerors intending to submit an offer should plan to attend site visit. In order to make the site visit as productive as possible, offerors are also requested to submit any questions from the review of the solicitation package or as a result of site visit should be submitted in writing (email) to the Contracting Officer Monique.Leake@dot.gov No Later Than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 26, 2015 with solicitation number DTMA92Q1500030 in the subject line. Responses to questions will be issued by amendment to the solicitation package. Failure of a prospective offeror to submit any questions or to attend the site visit will be construed to mean that the offeror fully understands all requirements of the solicitation. Prospective offerors are advised that the site visit will be held solely to allow offerors an opportunity to gain the best possible understanding of the working environment and specific work items to be addressed under contract in order that they may prepare an accurate and complete price quote. All prospective offerors are advised that at the conclusion of the site visit, unless this solicitation is amended in writing, it will remain unchanged and, that if an Amendment is issued, normal procedures relating to the acknowledgment and receipt of any such amendment shall be applicable. The following FAR provisions apply to this solicitation: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ 52.204-2 Security Requirements (Aug 1996) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (SAM's) (Jul 2013) - Potential Offerors must be a registered SAM's Vendor prior to submitting price quote. 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Nov 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (Nov 2014) 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Administrative proceeding" means a non-judicial process that is adjudicatory in nature in order to make a determination of fault or liability (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings). This includes administrative proceedings at the Federal and State level but only in connection with performance of a Federal contract or grant. It does not include agency actions such as contract audits, site visits, corrective plans, or inspection of deliverables. "Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000" means- (1) The total value of all current, active contracts and grants, including all priced options; and (2) The total value of all current, active orders including all priced options under indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, 8(a), or requirements contracts (including task and delivery and multiple-award Schedules). "Principal" means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). (b) The offeror [ ] has [ ] does not have current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000. (c) If the offeror checked "has" in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror represents, by submission of this offer, that the information it has entered in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is current, accurate, and complete as of the date of submission of this offer with regard to the following information: (1) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, in connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal contract or grant, been the subject of a proceeding, at the Federal or State level that resulted in any of the following dispositions: (i) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction. (ii) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more. (iii) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in- (A) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or (B) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. (iv) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), or (c)(1)(iii) of this provision. (2) If the offeror has been involved in the last five years in any of the occurrences listed in (c)(1) of this provision, whether the offeror has provided the requested information with regard to each occurrence. (d) The offeror shall post the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv) of this provision in FAPIIS as required through maintaining an active registration in the System for Award Management database via https://www.acquisition.gov (see 52.204-7). 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items ( Apr 2014) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014) (a) The Government will award a purchase order 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 - The Government will evaluate the total price of the offer for award purposes. •· Past Performance - The Government will evaluate the past performance of each contractor. The Government will award a contract to the lowest price technically acceptable offer with price being significantly more important than past performance. Relevant work means the same or essentially the same work as this requirement and recent means within the past three (3) calendar years. If the lowest priced evaluated responsible offer is judged to have a Substantial Confidence Performance Assessment Rating that offer represents the best value for the Government and the evaluation process stops at this point. Award shall be made to that offeror without further consideration of any other offers. Offerors shall submit at least two (2) and not more than three (3) relevant and recent reference for past performance. "Recent" is defined as projects within the past three years. "Relevant" is defined as performance effort involved essentially the same magnitude of effort and complexity this RFQ requires. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate quotes for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that a quote is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of a quote, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful quoter within the time for acceptance specified in the quote, shall result in a binding purchase order without further action by either party. Before the quote's specified expiration time, the Government may accept a quote (or part of a quote), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items ( Dec 2014) (Quoters are required to include a completed copy of this provision with their quote or a statement stating that it is available via the SAM's website, https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1) 52.219-1 Small Business Program Representations (Apr 2012) (Quoters are required to include a completed copy of this provision with their quote or a statement stating that it is available via the SAM's website, https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1) 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (Feb 1999) The offeror represents that- It (__) has, (__) has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; It (___) has,(__) has not filed all required compliance reports; and Representations indicating submission of required compliance reports, signed by proposed subcontractors, will be obtained before subcontract awards. 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (Apr 1984) The offeror represents that- (a) It (__) has developed and has on file, (__) has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR 60-1 and 60-2); or (b) It (__) has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. 52.233-2 Service of Protest. (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Melinda Simmons-Healy Contracting Officer US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Building 19, Suite 300 7737 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23505 (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. The following FAR clauses apply to this solicitation: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (DEC 2014) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015) (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 (Dec 2014) (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: _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 (Apr 2010) (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). _X__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] _X__ (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). _X__ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (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 2011) (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. _X__ (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 2014) (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 2014) of 52.219-9. _X__ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). _X__ (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). _X__ (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 Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). _X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). _X__ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). _X__ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _X__ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). _X__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _X__ (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). _X__ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 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 (Jun 2014) 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. ___ (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 (Jun 2014) (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: ___ (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 2014) (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 (Apr 2010) (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 $650,000 ($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 (Jul 2014) (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 (Jul 2014) (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 (Aug 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (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 its contractual obligations. (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. 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (Feb 1999) 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (Feb 1999) 52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace (May 2001) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment (Feb 2002) 52.233-1 Disputes (May 2014) with Alternate 1 (Dec 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996) APPLICABLE DAVIS BACON ACT WAGE DETERMINATION: The Davis Bacon Act wage determination applicable to this requirement is available online at the following address http://www.wdol.gov/wdol/scafiles/davisbacon/VA107.dvb?v=3 52.222-6, Construction Wage Rate Requirements (May 2014) 52.222-7, Withholding of Funds (May 2014) 52.222-8, Payrolls and Basic Records (May 2014) 52.222-9, Apprentices and Trainees (June 2005) 52.222-10, Compliance with Copeland Act Requirements (Feb 1988) 52.222-11, Subcontracts (Labor Standards) (May 2014) 52.222-12, Contract Termination-Debarment (May 2014) 52.222-13, Compliance with Construction Wage Rate Requirements and Related Regulations (May 2014) 52.222-14, Disputes Concerning Labor Standards (1998) 52.222-15, Certification of Eligibility (May 2014) 52.222-16, Approval of Wage Rates (May 2014) The following TAR clauses apply to this requirement: 1252.223-73 Seat Belt Use Policies and Programs 1252.242-73 Contracting Officer's Technical Representative REQUIRED INSURANCE •(a) The contractor shall procure and maintain insurance during the entire period of performance under this contract, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.228-5, INSURANCE - WORK ON A GOVERNMENT INSTALLATION (JAN 1997) (See Section I). FAR 28.307-2 states the following minimum amounts of liability: MINIMUM COVERAGE REQUIRED (1) Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability - at least $100,000 shall be required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (2) General Liability - bodily injury liability insurance coverage written on the comprehensive form of policy of at least $500,000 per occurrence. (3) Automobile Liability - automobile liability insurance written on the comprehensive form of policy of at least $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $20,000 per occurrence for property damage. •(b) As evidence that the specified insurance has been obtained, the contractor shall furnish the contracting officer with a certificate of insurance. Such certificate shall be furnished prior to commencement of work and shall provide for thirty (30) calendar days written notice to the Contracting Officer. QUOTATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: In addition to the referenced provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offeror - Commercial Items, quoters shall provide the following information. 1. Price - Complete pricing using the vendor pricing sheet - Attachment 2. 2. Past Performance A. Offerors shall submit at least two (2) and not more than three (3) relevant and recent references for past performance effort involved essentially of the same magnitude of effort and complexity this RFQ requirement. B. Include with the listing contact information for the owner/operator and/or the Contracting Officer. C. Provide contract total value and contract type. 3. Signed SF-1442 and/or Amendments (if applicable) 4. Payment terms (i.e. Net 30) 5. Remittance address, Tax Identification Number, Dunn and Bradstreet number and Cage Code 6. Validity of quote (Please specify if the quote is valid for 30 days from solicitation response date) BASIS FOR AWARD - The Government plans to evaluate quotes and make award without conducting discussions. Quoters may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of their quote or resolve minor or clerical errors. Award will be made to the responsible quoter with the lowest total evaluated price whose quote is acceptable for all non-price evaluation factors. Responses to this solicitation are due Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Quotes may be emailed to monique.leake@dot.gov. No faxed quotes will be accepted. Please reference the solicitation number DTMA92Q1500030 on your quote. INVOICE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS - MARAD The Contractor may submit invoices in either electronic or paper format. Electronic submission is preferred. (1) Electronic invoices shall be addressed to MARADInvoices@faa.gov, with copy to MARADSARInvoices@dot.gov Electronic invoices shall conform to the following criteria, or be subject to rejection: a. Invoice and supporting documentation shall be in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. b. The e-mail subject shall include the contract/purchase order number and invoice number. c. The transmitting e-mail shall include the following information: Name of the Contractor; Invoice date and number; Invoice amount; Contract number and, if applicable, the order or modification number; Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; Payment instructions (i.e., financial institution, ABA routing #, account #) (2) Paper invoices shall be submitted to one of the following addresses. Multiple copies are not required. MARAD A/P SAR Invoices Branch AMZ-160 PO Box 25710 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 If a street address is required for delivery (i.e., Federal Express), the following address may be used in lieu of the post office box: MARAD A/P SAR Invoices Branch AMZ-160 6500 S MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73169 ATTENTION: Minority, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The Department of Transportation (DOT), Short-Term Lending Program (STLP) offers working capital financing in the form of lines of credit to finance accounts receivable for transportation related contracts. Maximum line of credit is $750,000 with interest at the prime rate, as published daily in the Wall Street Journal, plus 1.75 percent. For further information, call (800) 532-1169 or e-mail stlpinfo@dot.gov.