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Common Post Computing Environment.

Other Defense Agencies, Office of the Secretary of Defense | Published May 5, 2015
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Multi-paradigm Numerical Computing Environment Software

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Microelectronics Activity | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Please see attached solicitation.

70 -- GREENHILLS SOFTWARE RENEWAL

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published April 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 14, 2017
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THE SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE CENTER ATLANTIC, CHARLESTON SC INTENDS TO ISSUE A SOLE SOURCE AWARD TO GREENHILLS SOFTWARE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF 10U.S.C. 2304(C) AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH FAR 6.302-1. THE REQUIREMENT IS TO PROCURE SOFTWARE LICENSE RENEWALS. This software is considered a proprietary item from which there is no substitute and Green Hills Software, Inc. has no authorized resellers. Green Hills Inc. develops and supplies the only software that provides the Integrity Real-Time Operating System and layered software components that provide networking and data storage services that integrate with the MULTI Integrated Development Environment that is the foundation of all net centric waveforms developed by Industry for the JTRS program. MULTI has unique capabilities to help developers locate bugs in their code quickly and more efficiently that with any other conventional toolsets. THIS ACTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IAW FAR 12 AND FAR 13. THE RESULTING CONTRACT WILL BE FIRM FIXED PRICE. NAICS CODE 423430. THIS SYNOPSIS IS PUBLISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE OFFERS. ANY INQUIRIES CONCERNING THIS REQUIREMENT ARE TO BE SUMBITTED IN WRITING TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER. A DETERMINATION BY THE GOVERNMENT NOT TO COMPETE THIS PROPOSED ACTION BASED ON RESPONSES TO THIS NOTICE IS SOLELY WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE OVERNMENT. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

Assurance Service Agreement

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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J - MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND REBUILDING OF EQUIPMENT NOTICE DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2015 Notice Type: Pre- Solicitation NAICS: 811219, OTHER ELECTRONIC AND PRECISION EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE Contracting Office: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Eastern Regional Acquisition, 200 Granby Street, Suite 815, Norfolk, VA 23510 The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Eastern Regional Acquisition, Norfolk, VA on behalf of The National Ocean Service - Center for Coastal Environment Health, in Charleston, SC, is soliciting a requirement to provide annual Assurance Service for API4000 mass spectrometer and the 4000QTrap from April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 at Center for Coastal Environment Health, 219 Ft. Johnson Road N/SC14, Charleston, SC 29412. Two Option Years are included. Provide all labor, material and equipment in accordance with the attached Statements of Work. This RFQ is 100 percent set-aside for small business concerns. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 811219, which has a corresponding size standard of $20.5 million in average annual receipts. A Solicitation, EA-133C-15-RQ-0245, will be issued February 11, 2015 and will close February 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM, EST. All quotes should be submitted to Jennifer Parsons at Jennifer.parsons@noaa.gov by the indicated close date. As a result of this RFQ, an award will be made based on the evaluation criteria specified in CAR clause 1352.213-70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures. CAR CLAUS 1352.213-70, EVALUATION UTILIZING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES (APR 2010) The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: (1) Proof of Certification: The vendor will provide assurance that factory trained service engineers are fully qualified, authorized, and certified to work on these specific models of the Instruments. Service engineers must have full access to the manufacturer's latest technical developments, repair procedures, software application updates and maintenance procedures. Sufficient personnel must be assigned to the region to ensure rapid response and personnel backup at all times. (2) Price. The total period of performance for the base year for all work specified in the Statement of Work is April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. Option Year One (1) has a period of performance of April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Option Year Two (2) has a period of performance of April 2, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Vendor is to provide Proof of Certification to complete the requested services, along with the quote by February 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM, EST. The Government will issue a firm fixed price purchase order. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency. The anticipated award date is on or about February 27, 2015. Contractors are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service as well as the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis/solicitation is posted). Potential offerors may direct all inquiries pertaining to the solicitation in writing to jennifer.parsons@noaa.gov . Telephonic requests will not be honored.

70 -- CYBERNETICS ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published April 8, 2016  -  Deadline April 21, 2016
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N65236-16-Q-1221 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order on a sole source basis to CYBERNETICS, 111 Cybernetics Way, Yorktown, VA 23693-5642. CYBERNETICS is OEM of the requested CLINS below. The hardware is part of the SAN Maintenance, which limits the source, unique, features, and function of the item. The SAN is currently supporting the TDT&E network that supports NTCSS. The SAN's hosts the virtual environment which would significantly affect operations if it is not fully operational. Cybernetics has the expertise to maintain this hardware, and has the parts on hand to keep this equipment up and online and fully operational at all times. The materials and service must be compatible in all aspects (form, fit, function) with existing systems presently installed, Cybernetics manufactured the SAN's and have the expertise to provide annual hardware warranty maintenance. No substitute or alternate vendors will be accepted for the procurement. The requirements are as follows: CLIN 001 CYBERNETICS PART# CY-iSAN-D16/T32 AM-C24-P24-iSAN Serial # 10070147 Annual Extended Maintenance with upgrade for Priority Exchange CLIN 002 CYBERNETICS PART# CY-EX16/T32 AM-RTF-P24/EXP Serial# 11100125 Annual extended maintenance with upgrade for Priority Exchange CLIN 003 CYBERNETICS PART#CY-iSAN-D8/T8 AM-C24-P24-iSAN Annual extended maintenance with upgrade for Priority Exchange DELIVERY NORFOLK, VA This notice is a not a request for competitive quotes, it is a notice of intent, but the Government will accept quotes from all responsible small business sources with the capability to provide the support and will award a purchase order resulting from this RFQ to the responsible vendor whose offer conforms to the solicitation and is considered to be most advantageous to the Government. Quotes are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, April 21st, 2016. No electronic or hard copy Request for Quotes will be prepared or made available for distribution. . Please include the following information on your quote: Payment Terms; FOB Point and Shipping costs if applicable; delivery date; Tax ID Number; Cage Code; POC e-mail address. The Government will accept proposals via email at: michelle.c.mcdonald@navy.mil. This action is conducted under FAR Part 13. The applicable North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) is 334111 . All responding vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting invoices for payment. Information to register can be found at www.sam.gov. Invoices must be submitted electronically via Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). Information can be found at https://wawf.eb.ml. Vendor training is available on the internet at https://wawftraining.eb.mil.

Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP) Technical Support

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 30, 2016
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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the executing agency responsible to the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment (ODUSD(I&E)) for executionof the NALEMP program through Cooperative Agreements with tribal governments within New Mexico. The USACE Albuquerque District is the Department of Defense's (DoD's) lead organization for addressing NativeAmerican issues in New Mexico. The contractor will provide technical, field level, and logistical support on nine (9) NALEMP Cooperative Agreements (CA), in support of addressing DoD related environmental impacts on Native American lands.

AFICA -Joint Base Charleston Performance Base Remediation (PBR) Pre-Soliciation and Synopsis

Department of the Air Force, AFICA | Published October 20, 2014  -  Deadline November 28, 2014
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THIS IS A REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE DRAFT SOLICITATION AND SITE VISIT AND IS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. THIS REQUEST IS NOT A FINAL SOLICITATION. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL. This is a pre-solicitation/synopsis notice for the purpose of obtaining industry feedback concerning the DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) and Site Visit. Response to the request for questions is strictly voluntary and will not affect any firm's ability to submit an offer if, or when, a Final Solicitation is released. However, we highly encourage you to reply. The request is for planning purposes only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that a procurement action will be issued. There is no entitlement to payment by the Government of direct or indirect costs or charges that arise as a result of the submission of information in response to this notice. The Government shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for any improperly identified proprietary information. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with the applicable Government regulations. This requirement is to provide a Performance-Based Remediation (PBR) approach for Site Closeout (SC) involving remedial action efforts at Joint Base (JB) Charleston in South Carolina. The PBR initiative has an overarching goal to implement remedies as necessary to protect human health and the environment that maximizes the number of SCs or advance sites as close to SC as practicable during the Period of Performance (POP) in a cost effective manner. It is desirable to the Government that Life-Cycle Costs (LCC) be reduced. If SC with no new institutional controls is not obtainable within the POP of this effort, the Contractor shall outline the Optimization Exit Strategy (OES) that will be implemented to accomplish SC. The Contractor shall perform all necessary environmental construction and engineering activities required to meet the performance objectives identified in the corresponding DRAFT Statement of Objective (SOO), dated 15 October 2014. The POP is estimated at 120 months from date of award if all options are exercised. Request for Questions: The Government anticipates a Final Solicitation to be released in early December 2014. This notification is provided to allow early review of DRAFT solicitation documentation for this requirement. Questions concerning the DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) and attachments as well as any questions pertaining to the site visit are due by 11:00 AM CT on 3 November 2014. Submit all questions in a Microsoft Word compatible format. Questions that are not submitted by the deadline may not be answered. The Government intends to post answers to all questions on FedBizOpps. Draft RFP documentation will remain open on FedBizOpps until such time as a final RFP is released or the procurement is cancelled. NOTE: If your firm elects to participate in the proposal process for this requirement and the projects are not funded, you shall not be entitled to submit any claim for bid and/or proposal costs. The Government reserves the right to cancel this requirement at any time.

66--Biocabinet with Stand

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published January 5, 2016  -  Deadline January 12, 2016
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This is a sources sought to determine the availability of potential sources having the capabilities to provide the SPECIFIED REQUIREMENT. All interested vendors are invited to provide information to contribute to this market survey/sources sought including commercial market information. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. This is a sources sought synopsis only. Questions should be submitted by email to michael.giffon@va.gov. Provide only the requested information below. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications (Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), Hub zone, 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, woman owned small business, FSS/GSA contract schedule holders or large business) relative to NAICS 339112. Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published on the FBO website. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this sources sought announcement. SPECIFIED REQUIREMENT: Network Contracting Office 7, Charleston, SC is seeking sources for a potential contractor to supply the following item: ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT 1 89413-128 BIOCABINET W/STND A2 115V10IN4FT 1 EA 2 MISCFURNCA-EL LT WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY 1 EA STATEMENT OF WORK Biospecimen Storage Equipment with a Wireless Monitoring System for Improved Protection System Description We have identified an automated security system (Smart-Vue) capable of monitoring multiple pieces of different storage equipment, that will continuously report on the functional parameters of each piece of equipment and send alert notifications in the event of catastrophic failure or function outside of normal working parameters. The Smart-Vue server software records critical equipment parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide levels, and power status/failure. The software will notify designated personnel of any deviations in the critical parameters using email, telephone (voice calling), or text messaging. Along with this system we would like to purchase several storage devices that are able to directly interface with this wireless monitoring system. This integrated set of equipment includes: 1) three Revco Ultra-Low freezers (necessary for storing frozen samples at -80oC to prevent protein and nucleic acid degradation); 2) one Locator 4 cryogenic storage vessel (necessary for the proper cryopreservation of primary aortic fibroblast and smooth muscle cell cultures); and 3) two VWR Symphony CO2 incubators (essential for maintaining a humidified 37oC with 5% carbon dioxide (21% oxygen) environment for culturing primary cell cultures). Each piece of equipment is monitored by an individual Smart-Vue sensor. The sensor data will be transmitted wirelessly, continuously, and in real-time, to a receiver that collates the data into a database monitored by the Smart-Vue server software that will be loaded onto a computer with battery back-up. Therefore, this integrated package of equipment, with the monitoring system, will provide the necessary security to allow laboratory personnel to ensure safe storage of irreplaceable biospecimens. This provides a layer of security that is not available in most basic science laboratories. The equipment requested is built to specifically interface easily with the Smart-Vue monitoring system. Importantly, the Smart-Vue system is scalable; if additional freezers, incubators, or cryopreservation vessels are needed, they can be added with the addition of more Smart-Vue sensors (as long as they are compatible with the Smart-Vue security system). Lastly, the wireless nature of this monitoring system allows the researcher to place the equipment in any location within the laboratory (e.g. ultra-low freezers in the freezer room, cryogenic vessel in the main laboratory and the tissue culture incubators in the tissue culture room). Because of space constraints within the laboratory, this level of portability is essential to allow for easy laboratory space planning. Overall, this integrated set of equipment described above, is essential to provide the needed biospecimen storage and security of irreplaceable human and transgenic mouse biospecimens which are needed to complete the aims of our funded VA BLR&D project. Clinical Utility Biospecimens are a critical resource for basic and translational research scientists. The quality and reliability of the data derived from these biospecimens is directly dependent on the quality and consistency of how the samples are being stored. As a result, the need for real-time storage equipment monitoring has become an important requirement, that is often overlooked or taken for granted by investigators. Therefore, the purpose of this equipment request is to acquire a storage equipment solution in order to safeguard irreplaceable human and transgenic mouse samples utilized for ongoing research studies being conducted in the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC research laboratories. The system's wireless sensor end-point modules must measure the following parameters: " Temperature " Temperature + Relative humidity " Platinum Resistance Thermometer (PT100) " 4-20 mA " Dry Contact " CO2 + Temperature " Differential Pressure " Internal Temperature Sensor (+10?C to +50?C) with Repeater and Power Outage Alarm " Dual Temp Probe The system's wireless sensor must be able to integrate with following pieces of storage equipment with specific dimensions in order to fit in predetermined locations in the laboratory: " Two Revco Ultra-Low freezers (37.6 x 32.4 x 78in; D x W x H) " Locator-4 cryogenic storage vessel (with a 37.5in height and a 22in diameter) Dual stacked VWR Symphony water-jacketed CO2 incubators (26 x 79 x 25in; D x W x H) Delivery will be to: 1001Trident Street Hanahan, SC, 29410 Attn: Albert German, 843-789-7261 Albert.german@va.gov Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs;Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center;109 Bee Street;Charleston SC 29403-5799 Point of Contact(s): Michael Giffon michael.giffon@va.gov 843-789-6682, Michael.Giffon@va.gov REQUESTED INFORMATION: (1) STATEMENT OF CABABILITY: Submit a brief description that demonstrates how your company has the ability to provide the afore mentioned item. Include past experience in providing this items to the VA, other Government (Federal or State) agency, or for a private facility. (2) BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: (a) Indicate whether your business is large or small (b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantaged business (c) If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Hub-zone firm (e) Indicate if your firm is a woman-owned or operated business (f) Indicate if your firm is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) (g) Include the DUNS number of your firm. (h) State whether your firm is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ and/or the VetBiz Registry at http://vip.vetbiz.gov/. If not, please (i) NOTE that any future solicitation could only be awarded to a contractor who is registered in SAM and to receive award based on VOSB or SDVOSB status you must be registered in the VetBiz Registry. Responses must be emailed to michael.giffon@va.gov no later than 3:00pm EST, Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016. Your response should include both the STATEMENT OF CABABILITY and BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS information as explained above. Please place "Attention: Biocabinet" in the subject line of your email. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only. A SOLICITATION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. If a solicitation is issued it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this announcement.

66--ImageXpress Microscopic System or equal

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Program Contracting Office East | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 11, 2015
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This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE of a proposed requirement to award one (1) ImageXpress Microscopic Screening System or an item considered equal or better in accordance with the salient characteristics. The actual requirement will be posted for bids on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) as a Total Small Business (SB) Set-aside with a preference for Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The Veteran's Health Administration Service Area Office - East estimates a posting date of solicitation VA268-15-R-0129 on Aug 14, 2015 and distributed solely through the FBO website (www.fedbizopps.gov). This notice is issued solely for informational purposed and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) and should not be construed to as a commitment of any kind by the Government to issue a formal solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Any costs incurred by interested parties will NOT be reimbursed. It is the responsibility of any interested party to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this notice. The agency is contemplating single award of a firm fixed price (FFP) contract to the contractor whose submission represents best value to the Government. The North American Industry Classification System code is 333314 Optical Instruments and Lens Manufacturing with a small business size standard of 500 employees. Interested parties shall be registered in the System for Award Management at (www.sam.gov). Any SB, SDVOSB, or VOSB that can provide an equal product shall submit their technical capabilities, to include technical specifications of their product by email to the point of contact below no later than August 11, 2015. Phone inquiries will not be accepted. Description of Requirement: The system shall have the flexibility to image monolayers of cultured cells as well as glass slides of sections of tissue. A wide selection of objectives (a minimum of 10x to 100x). The ability to image both fluorescent and bright-field samples, tissue samples examined for blood-vessel infiltration (immunofluorescence staining of markers of endothelial cells) as well as increased extracellular matrix formation (collagen expression as seen by Masson's trichrome staining). The system shall allow for exact quantitation of both the thickness of this matrix layer and blood vessel infiltration through software applications that allow for edge detection in the bright-field mode and spot recognition in the fluorescence mode. The system shall employ state-of-the-art motor positioning of the lens in the X-Y-Z axis with 100nm resolution to precisely locate and identify subcellular features. The system shall maintain a comprehensive suite of software applications to enable turnkey image segmentation and quantification tasks. The software application modules shall enable the use of a multitude of tasks such as: Cellular Screening - FLIPR membrane potential sodium channel modulation assays, measuring intracellular calcium flux, determination of cellular membrane potential, live cell G-protein coupled receptor second messenger signaling, cardiotoxicity assays using live beating cardio myocytes; High Content Imaging - measures of cytotoxicity, RNAi screening for DNA damage, evaluation of cell surface binding of antibodies, cell migration assays, total and phosphor-protein detection; Microplate Imaging - for stain free cellular image analysis without the use of fluorescent dyes, toxicity assays, measurements of cell marker expression. Instrumentation shall also meet the following specifications: 1. A fully-integrated, wide-field imaging system for automated acquisition and analysis of images for high throughput cell-based screening. 2. Be capable of producing a minimum image flexibility score (IFS) ? 466 (IFS = range of objective magnification range [1-100X] X sensor size (4.66 Mpixels). 3. Optically-encoded linear motors to accurately and precisely position in all three axes with better than 100nm resolution. 4. High-speed firmware-controlled auto-focus with a dedicated laser and fast CMOS detector to reliably focus on the sample and minimize bleaching. Be capable of both laser and image-based autofocus as software configurable options. 5. Utilize custom designed optics for optimal illumination and signal detection. 6. Enable adjustable field-of-view focus on the most appropriate sample area. 7. Contain a software-controlled linear objective changer which protects unselected objectives from contact with the stage. 8. Permit adaptive acquisition for on the fly cell counting to normalize field of view capture to target cell count. 9. Permit the option of using either bright-field or true phase contrast imaging with transmitted light. 10. Support the use of colorimetric dyes such as Oil Red O and hematoxylin and eosin. 11. Be compatible with a wide variety of multi-well plate types and slides including both thick and thin, glass or plastic, and trans-well formats. 12. Utilize user changeable objectives and filters to maximize system flexibility. 13. Be capable of screening ? 12 million cells/hour for a 384-well, 3 color assay, or ? 2300 wells/hour for a 2 color high resolution 1536 well plate. 14. Be equipped with a 16-bit CMOS camera as a sensor to enable 4.66 megapixel captures, more than 3 log dynamic range intensity detection, and 16 bit digitization. 15. Be equipped with an environmental control chamber which regulates temperature, CO2 level, and humidity level to maintain cells in an incubator-like environment. 16. Utilize a flexible light source to match the range of assay needs across a wide spectra from UV to near IR wavelengths. 17. The image acquisition detector can be configured in the software to limit the percentage of the camera chip used for acquisition. 18. Incorporate a cooled 16-bit monochrome sCMOS camera with 2160 X 2160 imaging array capable of 100 fps and with low noise (1.2 e-/pixel at slow digitization) leading to 1:25,000 dynamic range. 19. Image processing conducted using software which controls both image acquisition and analysis and which offers optional application modules to easily automate common image analysis tasks. Software must enable the use of application modules which feature intuitive dialog boxes for set-up of image analysis, improved segmentation through adaptation to local content, image and cell-by-cell data logging in typical applications which include but are not limited to: a. Apoptosis b. Endothelial tube formation c. Promotion or inhibition of blood vessel formation d. Cell viability e. Cell cycle analysis f. Membrane potential g. Cytotoxicity h. Cell proliferation i. Determination of cell health and proliferation in populations of mono-, bi-, and multi-nucleated cells j. Micronuclei analysis for genotoxicity k. Cell migration l. Cell counting m. Kinase activation n. Fatty acid uptake o. Mitosis p. Adipogenesis q. Examining transfection efficiencies r. Studying intracellular structures s. Receptor internalization t. Punctate staining u. Clustering target molecules v. Process extension w. Neurodegenerative disease research x. Cell differentiation y. Protein movement, translocation, and co-localization z. Cell pathway analysis aa. Protein phosphorylation bb. Mitochondrial localization and toxicity cc. Detection of monopolar spindles dd. Angiogenesis tube formation ee. Time-lapse and kinetic analysis Contracting Office Address: 323 North Shore Dr. Pittsburgh PA, 15212 United States Primary Point of Contact: Michael Haydo Contracting Officer Email: michael.haydo@va.gov Phone: 412-822-3158

65--R&D Mobile HomeCage

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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Solicitation: VA-247-16-Q-0266 Mobile Home Cage Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (i) This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial services/items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award as prescribed under FAR 13.1, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ) COMBINED SYNOPSIS / SOLICITATION. (iii) The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52, November 2, 2011. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations supplement (VAAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ (FAR) and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (VAAR). Additionally 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) and 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) are incorporated into this solicitation. (iv) This solicitation is issued as a total VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (VOSB) set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 339113: Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing and the size standard is 500 employees. Only Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) Vendor Information Pages (VIP) VetBiz verified VOSB and SDVOSB firms are eligible to submit an offer or receive an award of a VA contract that is set-aside for VOSB in accordance with VAAR Part 819. A non-verified vendor that submits a bid or proposal should be rejected as non-responsive or technically unacceptable as listing in VIP is not self-correctable as a minor informality as, for example, a listing in SAM. All other purported VOSB's and SDVOSBs must apply for and receive verified status in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and be listed in VIP prior to submitting a bid or offer on an acquisition conducted in accordance with VAAR Part 819. The VIP database will be checked both upon receipt of an offer and prior to award. (v) This procurement is for NEW EQUIPMENT ONLY; no remanufactured or "gray market" items. All Equipment must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. This requirement consists of the following items brand name or equal: CLIN ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION UNIT QTY 0001 NEUROTAR LT MHCv03 Mobile HomeCage EA 1 STATEMENT of WORK and Functional Performance 1. Introduction - What we are buying A device that: a. Holds the head of an unanesthetized mouse in place so that a microscope can peer into the animal's brain. b. The mouse is able to walk on the floor of the device because the floor floats on a cushion of air. Because the floor floats on air, the mouse is able to walk and explore its environment. All the time the head is firmly attached to the microscope lens. Animals are adapted over a period of many days to the device and they earn to navigate a training maze. c. This device will not connect with the VA network. d. The device will not store or record data on removable media. 2. Background The neuroscience research at this VA investigates brain circuitry regulating specific behaviors and how that circuitry breaks down in conditions such as PTSD or TBI. To identify the circuit it is necessary to "look" into the brains of rodents. A device that mounts onto a microscope and images the brains of rodents is urgently needed. 3. Scope a. A device that attaches to a microscope and permits imaging of the brain. b. The mouse must be able to behave while attached to the device. c. The floor must be suspended in air so that the mouse can walk and navigate. 4. Applicable Directives It cannot connect with the internet. It cannot independently store images, such as with a storage device or via a removable recording media, such as a thumbdrive. It does not require a computer to operate ~~~END~~~ Pricing Information: 1. All unit prices should be considered FOB destination. 2. Brand name or equal 3. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items 4. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty 5. Offer MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of solicitation 6. Delivery: 30 Calendar Days ARO 7. Shipping: FOB Destination OFFER SUBMISSION: Acceptable offer submission is each CLIN listed separately with individual pricing on standard company quote form inclusive of shipping. Include all requisite supporting documentation identified in this solicitation with your offer. Delivery Address: Department of Veterans Affairs RHJ VA MC Warehouse 1001 Trident Street Hanahan, SC 29410 (vi) 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - commercial Items, apply to this solicitation with the following addenda, FAR 52.216-18 Ordering; VAAR 852.236-76 Correspondence; VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities; VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers; VAAR 852.273-75 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (vii) 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items: FAR provision 52.212-2 applies to this solicitation. VAAR 852.211-73 Brand Name or Equal is also incorporated into this solicitation. At minimum, the offered item must meet all requirements set forth in the product specifications/salient characteristics of the requested items manufacturer documentation to be considered a responsive offer. The Offeror that submits the offer that meets all the requirements of the solicitation, is responsive and responsible, has the lowest cumulative price for all items (inclusive of delivery) and the offer is fair market price will be selected. The Government anticipates awarding a single award contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest priced technically acceptable offer that is fair and reasonable and conforms to all solicitation requirements. Award without discussions is contemplated and all offerors are encouraged to submit their best offer with their initial submission. To be considered technically acceptable for award each offeror must provide with their submitted quote/offer: 1. Documentation that confirms the company/employees are manufacturer authorized resellers/distributors/installers of the quoted/offered items. 2. If you are quoting/offering "or equal" items, the offeror must submit manufacturer product literature that confirms the item(s) meets all the salient characteristics for the specified items. The salient characteristics for the specified item(s) are contained in the SOW and applicable manufacturer's literature. 3. If you are quoting/offering "or equal" items, the offeror must clearly identify the exact make, model, manufacturer and item description for each line item to be considered. Quotes/offerors that do not provide an adequate description of how the "equal" product meets the salient characteristics will not be considered for award. This is not applicable to offerors that are quoting "EXACT MATCH" items. 4. Documentation that confirms the company is registered and is the required socio-economic category in the System for Award Management (SAM) located at https:// www.sam.gov (viii) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items- Offeror's are to include a COMPLETED COPY OF PROVISION 52.212-3 WITH THE QUOTE. A copy of the provision may be attained from https:// www.sam.gov. If not provided, the offer may not be considered for award. (ix) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items: apply to this solicitation with the following addenda; VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising, VAAR 852.237-76 Electronic Invoice Submission. (x) 52.212-5 Contracts Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; The following FAR clauses identified at paragraph b of FAR 52.212.5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition: 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.219-3, 52.222-19, 52.222.21, 52.222-26, 52.222.35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-39, 52.225-1, 52.232-34, 52.222-41, 52.222-44 (xi) n/a. (xii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not Applicable to this acquisition. (xiii) n/a. (xiv) QUESTIONS: All questions regarding this solicitation need to be electronically submitted no later than 24 hours before the solicitation ending date and time to Dino LaRocca, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail Dino.LaRocca@Va.Gov. The solicitation number must be identified on all submitted questions. Questions received after this date and time will not be answered. (xv) Site Visit: A site visit is not contemplated at this time. (xvi) QUOTES/OFFERS ARE DUE Friday, January 29, 2015 at 3PM ET. Only electronic offers will be accepted. Submit quotation to - Dino LaRocca, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail Dino.LaRocca@Va.Gov. All offers must include the solicitation number "VA-247-15-Q-0266 Mobile Home Cage" in the subject line of the email. Quotes/offers received after this date and time may not be considered for award. (xvii) Contact information Contracting Office Address: Network Contracting Office 7-SAO EAST Department of Veterans Affairs 325 Folly Road, Ste 300 Charleston, SC 29412 Primary Point of Contact: Dino LaRocca, NCO 7 Contract Specialist Dino.LaRocca@Va.Gov

D -- Post Deployment System Support (PDSS) for Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps (GCSS-MC)

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published March 10, 2016  -  Deadline May 31, 2016
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Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN) Atlantic intends to award a sole-source contract to Oracle America, Inc., 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065. Justification to procure using other than full and open competition is made pursuant to 10 USC 2304 (c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements. This effort is a follow-on to Contract N65236-13-D-2157, which was awarded to Oracle America on a sole source basis under the authority of 10 USC 2304 (c)(1). Oracle's E-Business Suite and tools were acquired in August 2004 using a competitive source selection process managed by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). During January 2006, the program elected to leverage its strategic partnership with Oracle to complete the GCSS-MC Increment 1 solution. Oracle has provided system integration and development services for the GCSS-MC system since that time. SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic will continue to reduce the GCSS-MC dependency on Oracle staff (reduction in Oracle FTEs) through competitive acquisitions to augment the highly specialized services required from experienced Oracle personnel. This contract will acquire post deployment systems support (PDSS) for Increment 1 of the Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps (GCSS-MC). The mission of GCSS-MC is to enhance the warfighter's capability by developing an integrated enterprise logistics information system that provides supply, maintenance, acquisition, transportation, health, and engineering services to Marines in deployed and garrison environments. Increment 1 allows the GCSS-MC Program Management Office (PMO) and system to provide asset visibility, supply, maintenance, readiness, and financial information for garrison and deployed operations. This specific contract action will provide continued PDSS/ sustainment and the delivery of Release 1.1+ capabilities. PDSS/ Sustainment will include Tier 2 and 3 Help Desk Support to resolve user reported system discrepancies. A Commercial, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ), Firm-Fixed-Price Level of Effort type contract with an ordering period of 24 months is anticipated. The estimated value of this contract is approximately $45,000,000. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541512, with an applicable size standard of $27.5 million. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals or a solicitation of offers. All interested sources must respond in writing with sufficient information to establish capability to fulfill the requirement within fifteen (15) days of this publication. Verbal responses are not acceptable and will not be considered. A determination by the Government to not compete this proposed requirement 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. Any expressions of interest shall be submitted to Adam Solivan, Contract Specialist, at Adam.Solivan@navy.mil.

56--Install PACS System

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published July 1, 2015  -  Deadline July 16, 2015
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Solicitation Number: VA-247-15-Q-0841 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial services/items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6, in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award as prescribed under FAR 13.1, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is VA-247-15-Q-0841 and is issued as a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION (iii) The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52, November 2, 2011. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations supplement (VAAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.arnet.gov/far (FAR) and http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/oamm/vaar (VAAR) (iv) This solicitation is issued as a total service disabled veteran owned small business set aside, exact match. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 561210, and the size standard is $38.5M. (v) This requirement consists of the following: Exact Match Item Description Qty Unit of Unit Total Measure Price Price ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT ESTIMATED OR STOCK NO. UNIT COST ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 534-12-563 INSTALL PACS SYSTEM, PHASE I INSTALL A UNLOCK SYSTEM TO INCLUDE A CAMERA PHONE IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A STAFF MEMBER UNDER THE REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS STATUTES. SYSTEM MUST BE TIED INTO THE PACS SECURITY SYSTEM. ALL DESIGN WORK TO BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS, AND VA SPECIFICATIONS, DIRECTIVES AND MANUALS AS APPROVED BY THE CHIEF, ENGINEERING SERVICE. 1 JB STATEMENT OF WORK INSTALL CAMERA, VOICE AND REMOTE UNLOCKING TO B 255 PROJECT 534-15-924 1. GENERAL: A. Computer room B255 serves as a computer system room and a storage, collection and distribution point for hand held IT devices. This room has a PACS compliant key pad and card swipe security system for the only entrance door. The distribution point is located approximately 30 feet from the front door. In order to support the security of personnel entering this site, a camera and voice system must be installed to utilize an unlocking system of the door. B. The VAMC project engineer and expected COR for this project is Mr. John H Moriarty PE. He can be contacted after award has been made in the VAMC Engineering office, room B 505A VAMC, or at 843-577-5011 (5652), or at john.moriarty@va.gov to discuss any questions concerning the project requirements. The location of this project is VAMC 109 Bee Street, Charleston SC 29401. C. The government requires complete and functional designs and installations that are appropriate for the coastal environment of South Carolina and meet all current requirements of the following codes and standards: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards, International Building Code (IBC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), National Fire Code (NFC), National Electric Code (NEC), VA standards, VA specific references, as well as pertinent industry standards. Particular and specific VA construction criteria specific to this project is found on the VA Technical Library located electronically at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. D. Based on the VA 6500.6, The C&A requirements do not apply and a security accreditation package is not required. F. A pre-bid site visit may be scheduled at a time and date TBD. If it is scheduled, the location will be in the engineering conference room, G 206K, VAMC 109 Bee Street, Charleston SC 29403. Attendees will be expected to move and maneuver through the facility for the walk through. 2. PROJECT GOALS: Install an AIPHONE, all applicable wiring, unlocking mechanism, Labor, Material, Supervision to modify the existing PACS keypad system to a remote unlockable system with visual and voice recognition verification. 3. BACKGROUND: The VAMC Charleston has recently completed the first phase of the PACS PIV access system. Room B 255 is a computer room that requires remote opening capability. This is considered a HIGH security area and requires that any opening be either through a recognized PIV card or visual recognition and escort. 4. SCOPE OF DESIGN PROJECT: A. Install an AIPHONE IS series equipment with a monitor and door release in the 'office' area of B 255, the exact location will be determined on site with the COR. The AIPHONE must provide notification of a person outside the office. Camera must be installed to capture face recognition and a picture in the office capable of recognition by the computer technicians prior to activation of the locking release. Camera will be installed on the outside of door B255 and facing the hallway. The releasing mechanism must be integrated into the PACS system. 1. Meet all Federal, State, and VA specific environmental pollution prevention, hazmat, safety, fire safety/prevention, bio-environmental and Security. 5. SCOPE OF WORK: A. General: The work includes, but is not limited to the following: (1) attending pre-investigation meeting(s); (2) investigating site conditions (3) producing a package of specs, (4) attending review meetings, (5) making the revisions requested by the Government. B. Government Documentation: Government will provide floor plan and existing PACS plans. 6. TASKS: A. Walkthrough of company technicians/representatives with VAMC engineering staff for location(s). B. Install an AIPHONE with capabilities of direct viewing in a screen located in the office. C. Maintain cleanliness during installation of equipment, maintaining all hospital requirements to include but not limited to Infectious Control and Life Safety requirements. 7. SCHEDULE a. Pre-Investigation Meeting - 2 calendar days after NTP. b. Install AIPHONE system - 7 calendar days after NTP. c. Complete AIPHONE system - 14 calendar days after NTP. Total expected project duration is 192 days. The government reserves the right to extend each of their review periods up to 35 days and/or reduce the review period(s) by 5 days without prior notice. Change will be issued by KO. 8. STANDARDS AND DRAWINGS Utilize VA standards for Plotting requirements, CAD templates will be provided to the contractor. Drawing Formats shall follow Engineering Service AutoCAD guideline Index. Utilize the VA design criteria found in the Facilities Management Technical Information Library as the basis for the design and its development for this project. This library may be found at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. Variances and Requirements for additional technical or design guidance shall be addressed to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). 9. EXISTING INFORMATION Utilize existing VA floor plans. 10. REVISIONS DURING CONTRACTING PHASE: If, during advertising or construction, revisions or clarifications are required due to errors or omissions, the contractor shall promptly make the necessary changes to specifications and drawings, and shall prepare the required contract amendment or modification and cost estimate documents. Should questions arise regarding the design during advertising or construction, the A-E shall promptly answer those questions END OF PROJECT SPECIFIC SOW (vi) 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - commercial Items, apply to this solicitation with the following addenda, FAR 52.216-18 Ordering; VAAR 852.236-76 Correspondence; VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities; VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers; VAAR 852.273-75 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (vii) 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items: FAR provision 52.212-2 applies to this solicitation. The Government anticipates awarding a single contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest priced technically acceptable offer that conforms to all solicitation requirements. At a minimum, the offered item(s) must meet all requirements set forth in the product specifications/salient characteristics of the requested items manufacturer documentation to be considered a responsive offer. The offereror that submits the offer that meets all of the requirements of the solicitation, is responsive and responsible, and has the lowest cumulative price for all items (inclusive of delivery) will be selected. Award without discussions is contemplated and all offerors are encouraged to submit their best offer with their initial submission. To be considered technically acceptable for award each offeror must provide with their submitted quote/offer: 1. Documentation that confirms the company/employees are manufacturer authorized resellers/ distributors and installers of the quoted items. 2. If you are quoting/offering "or equal" items, the offeror must submit manufacturer product literature that confirms the item(s) meets all the salient characteristics for the specified items. The salient characteristics for the specified item(s) are contained in the applicable manufacturer's literature. 3. If you are quoting/offering "or equal" items, the offeror must clearly identify the exact make, model, manufacturer and item description for each line item to be considered. Quotes/offerors that do not provide an adequate description of how the "equal" product meets the salient characteristics will not be considered for award. This is not applicable to offerors that are quoting "EXACT MATCH" items. 4. Documentation that confirms the company is registered and is the required socio-economic category in the System for Award Management (SAM) located at https:// www.sam.gov (viii) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items- Offeror's are to include a COMPLETED COPY OF PROVISION 52.212-3 WITH THE WRITTEN QUOTE, a copy of the provision may be attained from http://www.arnet.gov/far; if not provided, the offer may not be considered for award. (ix) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items: apply to this solicitation with the following addenda; VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising, VAAR 852.237-76 Electronic Invoice Submission. (x) 52.212-5 Contracts Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; The following FAR clauses identified at paragraph b of FAR 52.212.5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition: 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.219-3, 52.222-19, 52.222.21, 52.222-26, 52.222.35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-39, 52.225-1, 52.232-34, 52.222-41, 52.222-44 (xi) n/a (xii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not Applicable to this acquisition (xiii) n/a (xiv) QUESTIONS: All questions regarding this solicitation need to be electronically submitted to Michael Giffon, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail michael.giffon@va.gov and be received by July 9, 2015 at 3PM EST. Questions received after this date and time will not be answered. The solicitation number must be identified on all submitted questions. (xv) Site Visit: N/A (xvi) QUOTES/OFFERS ARE DUE July 16, 2015 at 3:00PM eastern standard time (est). Only electronic offers will be accepted; submit quotation by email to - Michael Giffon, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail michael.giffon@va.gov. All offers must include the solicitation number. Quotes/offers received after this date may not be considered for award. (xvii) Contact information Contracting Office Address: Network Contracting Office 7-SAO EAST Department of Veterans Affairs 325 Folly Road, Ste 300 Charleston, SC 29412 SHIP TO ADDRESS: 109 BeeSt. Charleston, SC, 29401 ATTN: Bert German, 843-789-7261, albert.german@va.gov Primary Point of Contact: Michael Giffon Michael.giffon@va.gov 843-789-6682

V--HOPTEL PROGRAM- STANDROOM RATES

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published October 29, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2015
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This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is VA247-16-Q-0045 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) (iii) The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52, November 2, 2011. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations supplement (VAAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.arnet.gov/far (FAR) and http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/oamm/vaar (VAAR) (iv) This solicitation is issued as a total Small Business set aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 721110 and the size standard is $32.5 million. (v) This requirement is for one year. Period of Performance: 12/01/2015-11/30/2016 Item Description Est Unit of Unit Total Qty Measures Price Price 001 STANDARD ROOM RATE 5020 EA $______ $______ (rate of each room) GRAND SUM TOTAL $___________ (vi) The following is a detailed description of the requirements for this solicitation: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center HOPTEL STATEMENT OF WORK 1. GENERAL: The Hoptel Program has been designed to reduce Government spending and duplication of efforts in administrative support services. The Ralph H. Johnson Hoptel Program realizes significant savings through partnering, standardization, streamlining, prudent acquisition strategies, reorganization, economies of scale, or consolidation, and an overall sound business approach to the delivery of products and services. As of today, the Ralph H. Johnson Hoptel Program provides more than 290 hotel rooms per month to Veterans that meet the criteria standards in Medical Center's CPM 136-14-04 2. BACKGROUND: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is mandated to establish a program for providing temporary lodging under section 221(a) of the Veterans benefits and health Care Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-419). These statutory provisions regarding temporary lodging have been codified as Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1708 and are administered by VHA. Statutory provisions allow VA to use appropriated funds for temporary lodging or hoptel services, including non-VA facilities (i.e. motels, hotels, etc.). NOTE: Federal Regulations on temporary lodging were published on February 21, 2014. 3. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 12/01/2015-11/30/2016 4. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Charleston County, Charleston, SC 5. DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION: Five days a week, check in time will be between 3pm and 7pm daily. Veterans arriving after 7pm will be required to call in advance to keep their room open. 6. PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: 1. The Contractor shall furnish rooms to the VA beneficiaries authorized by the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. The Contractor shall furnish all standard supplies/services included as the minimum room requirements. These rooms will be used on a short-term basis for the VA Hoptel Program. Availability of 20 rooms times 251 days on a year (5020 rooms) 2. Hotel cleanliness will be required to meet specific minimum standards to include washing all bedding including comforters daily, room will be free of mildew/mold and non-smoking rooms will be smoke free. Standard items in the room will be maintained and in good repair. Carpet will be visibly clean and free of stains. The facilities outside of the rooms, including hallways, entry ways and grounds should also be clean and in good repair. The interior facilities should be free of pests. Additionally, the hotel will provide a safe and secure environment for the Veterans, including door locks that function properly and video surveillance of the common areas. 3. HVAC units should be clean and well maintained. 4. Repairs need to be made to items owned by the Hotel/Motel in a timely manner. Items that can be repaired/replaced on site (i.e. furniture) should be repaired/replaced immediately. Items that need parts ordered or specialty service should be removed from the room as practical (example: it is not practical to remove damaged countertops) and repaired as soon as parts/services are available. 5. Visible signage in rooms specifying costs for certain incidents such as the removal of hotel/motel property (i.e. pillows and towels) and charges for smoking in non-smoking rooms. 6. It is preferred that the hotel has one of the following quality ratings: o First class or higher per the Official Hotel Guide; o Three crowns or higher per the OAG Business Travel Planner; o Three diamonds or higher per AAA; or o Three stars or higher per the Forbes Travel Guide. 7. The hotel shall be compliant with the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq, (Public Law 101-391), and must hold a FEMA certification number. The hotel shall be compliant with Americans w/Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et seq. (ADA). Additionally, the hotel shall abide by all state and federal regulations that govern the proper operation of such an establishment. 8. Rooms will include at a minimum a microwave or kitchenette, miniature refrigerator, coffee pot, television and telephone. 9. Maintain environmental reports from annual inspections with incidental inspections occurring upon discrepancy. Pest control inspection reports showing that there are no issues with pests on the premises. Pest control shall include bed bugs, cockroaches, terminates, ants, rodents, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, wildfire, ticks, beetles, gnats, silverfish, earwigs, stinging pests, stink bugs, millipedes, weevils, fruit flies, and mites. Additionally, the hotel must maintain all other inspection reports as required by state and federal laws and regulations for such an establishment. 10. Provide complimentary standard personal care items in all rooms, additional items (i.e. tooth brush, tooth paste, razors, deodorant, body soap and shampoo) available upon request free of charge. ALL extra amenities will be the responsibility of the patient (i.e. room service, pay-per view movies, etc.) local calls available at no cost. 11. Provide a hot breakfast/continental breakfast free of charge. 12. Provide concierge service to assist older or handicapped patients. 13. Provide free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi access free of charge. 14. The hotel must not be above complaint thresholds stated in the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan for more than three (3) consecutive months. 15. Daily stay reports for all Veterans that stayed the prior night should be submitted to the COR by 10am on the next business day via email. 16. The C&A requirements do not apply, and a Security Accreditation Package is not required 17. Contractors, contractor personnel, subcontractors, and subcontractor personnel shall be subject to the same Federal laws, regulations, standards, and VA Directives and Handbooks as VA and VA personnel regarding information and information system security. 18. All contractors, subcontractors, and third-party servicers and associates working with VA information are subject to the same investigative requirements as those of VA appointees or employees who have access to the same types of information. The level and process of background security investigations for contractors must be in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 0710, Personnel Suitability and Security Program. The Office for Operations, Security, and Preparedness is responsible for these policies and procedures. 19. Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of the VA. This clause expressly limits the contractor/subcontractor's rights to use data as described in Rights in Data - General, FAR 52.227-14(d) (1). 20. Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor/subcontractor must not destroy information received from VA, or gathered/created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA. Any data destruction done on behalf of VA by a contractor/subcontractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, applicable VA Records Control Schedules, and VA Handbook 6500.1, Electronic Media Sanitization. Self-certification by the contractor that the data destruction requirements above have been met must be sent to the VA Contracting Officer within 30 days of termination of the contract. 21. The contractor/subcontractor shall not make copies of VA information except as authorized and necessary to perform the terms of the agreement or to preserve electronic information stored on contractor/subcontractor electronic storage media for restoration in case any electronic equipment or data used by the contractor/subcontractor needs to be restored to an operating state. If copies are made for restoration purposes, after the restoration is complete, the copies must be appropriately destroyed. 22. If VA determines that the contractor has violated any of the information confidentiality, privacy, and security provisions of the contract, it shall be sufficient grounds for VA to withhold payment to the contractor or third party or terminate the contract for default or terminate for cause under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12. 23. The contractor/subcontractor must store, transport, or transmit VA sensitive information in an encrypted form, using VA-approved encryption tools that are, at a minimum, FIPS 140-2 validated. 24. Except for uses and disclosures of VA information authorized by this contract for performance of the contract, the contractor/subcontractor may use and disclose VA information only in two other situations: (i) in response to a qualifying order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or (ii) with VA's prior written approval. The contractor/subcontractor must refer all requests for, demands for production of, or inquiries about, VA information and information systems to the VA contracting officer for response. 25. The term "security incident" means an event that has, or could have, resulted in unauthorized access to, loss or damage to VA assets, or sensitive information, or an action that breaches VA security procedures. The contractor/subcontractor shall immediately notify the COTR and simultaneously, the designated ISO and Privacy Officer for the contract of any known or suspected security/privacy incidents, or any unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information, including that contained in system(s) to which the contractor/subcontractor has access. 26. To the extent known by the contractor/subcontractor, the contractor/subcontractor's notice to VA shall identify the information involved, the circumstances surrounding the incident (including to whom, how, when, and where the VA information or assets were placed at risk or compromised), and any other information that the contractor/subcontractor considers relevant. 27. With respect to unsecured protected health information, the business associate is deemed to have discovered a data breach when the business associate knew or should have known of a breach of such information. Upon discovery, the business associate must notify the covered entity of the breach. Notifications need to be made in accordance with the executed business associate agreement. 28. In instances of theft or break-in or other criminal activity, the contractor/subcontractor must concurrently report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement entity (or entities) of jurisdiction, including the VA OIG and Security and Law Enforcement. The contractor, its employees, and its subcontractors and their employees shall cooperate with VA and any law enforcement authority responsible for the investigation and prosecution of any possible criminal law violation(s) associated with any incident. The contractor/subcontractor shall cooperate with VA in any civil litigation to recover VA information, obtain monetary or other compensation from a third party for damages arising from any incident, or obtain injunctive relief against any third party arising from, or related to, the incident. a. Consistent with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. §5725, a contract may require access to sensitive personal information. If so, the contractor is liable to VA for liquidated damages in the event of a data breach or privacy incident involving any SPI the contractor/subcontractor processes or maintains under this contract. b. The contractor/subcontractor shall provide notice to VA of a "security incident" as set forth in the Security Incident Investigation section above. Upon such notification, VA must secure from a non-Department entity or the VA Office of Inspector General an independent risk analysis of the data breach to determine the level of risk associated with the data breach for the potential misuse of any sensitive personal information involved in the data breach. The term 'data breach' means the loss, theft, or other unauthorized access, or any access other than that incidental to the scope of employment, to data containing sensitive personal information, in electronic or printed form, that results in the potential compromise of the confidentiality or integrity of the data. Contractor shall fully cooperate with the entity performing the risk analysis. Failure to cooperate may be deemed a material breach and grounds for contract termination. c. Each risk analysis shall address all relevant information concerning the data breach, including the following: (1) Nature of the event (loss, theft, unauthorized access); (2) Description of the event, including: (a) date of occurrence; (b) data elements involved, including any PII, such as full name, social security number, date of birth, home address, account number, disability code; (3) Number of individuals affected or potentially affected; (4) Names of individuals or groups affected or potentially affected; (5) Ease of logical data access to the lost, stolen or improperly accessed data in light of the degree of protection for the data, e.g., unencrypted, plain text; (6) Amount of time the data has been out of VA control; (7) The likelihood that the sensitive personal information will or has been compromised (made accessible to and usable by unauthorized persons); (8) Known misuses of data containing sensitive personal information, if any; (9) Assessment of the potential harm to the affected individuals; (10) Data breach analysis as outlined in 6500.2 Handbook, Management of Security and Privacy Incidents, as appropriate; and (11) Whether credit protection services may assist record subjects in avoiding or mitigating the results of identity theft based on the sensitive personal information that may have been compromised. d. Based on the determinations of the independent risk analysis, the contractor shall be responsible for paying to the VA liquidated damages in the amount of $37.50 per affected individual to cover the cost of providing credit protection services to affected individuals consisting of the following: (1) Notification; (2) One year of credit monitoring services consisting of automatic daily monitoring of at least 3 relevant credit bureau reports; (3) Data breach analysis; (4) Fraud resolution services, including writing dispute letters, initiating fraud alerts and credit freezes, to assist affected individuals to bring matters to resolution; (5) One year of identity theft insurance with $20,000.00 coverage at $0 deductible; and (6) Necessary legal expenses the subjects may incur to repair falsified or damaged credit records, histories, or financial affairs. e. All contractor employees and subcontractor employees requiring access to VA information and VA information systems shall complete the following before being granted access to VA information and its systems: (1) Sign and acknowledge (either manually or electronically) understanding of and responsibilities for compliance with the Contractor Rules of Behavior, Appendix E relating to access to VA information and information systems; (2) Successfully complete the VA Cyber Security Awareness and Rules of Behavior training and annually complete required security training; (3) Successfully complete the appropriate VA privacy training and annually complete required privacy training; and (4) Successfully complete any additional cyber security or privacy training, as required for VA personnel with equivalent information system access [to be defined by the VA program official and provided to the contracting officer for inclusion in the solicitation document - e.g., any role-based information security training required in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-16, Information Technology Security Training Requirements.] f. The contractor shall provide to the contracting officer and/or the COR a copy of the training certificates and certification of signing the Contractor Rules of Behavior for each applicable employee within 1 week of the initiation of the contract and annually thereafter, as required. 29. Failure to complete the mandatory annual training and sign the Rules of Behavior annually, within the timeframe required, is grounds for suspension or termination of all physical or electronic access privileges and removal from work on the contract until such time as the training and documents are complete. 30. The establishment must be within 15 miles of the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, 109 Bee Street, Charleston SC 29401. 7. INVOICES: The Contractor will furnish with invoice signed documented proof that services have been rendered in accordance with this contract. Room charges are only for actual room use (Contractor shall not bill the Government for no-show even if prior notification has not been received). Invoices shall be submitted monthly in arrears. Invoices shall not exceed the authorized contract rate. Invoices for room rates shall not include tax, as the Federal Government is tax exempt. All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Department of Veterans Affairs FMS-VA-2(101) Financial Services Center PO Box 149971 Austin TX 78714-9971 Vendor e-Invoice Set-Up Information: Vendor shall contact OB10 at the phone number or email address listed below to begin submitting your electronic invoices to the VA Financial Services Center for payment processing, free of charge. If you have questions about the e-invoicing program or OB10, please contact the FSC at the phone number or email address listed below: OB10 e-Invoice setup information: 877-489-6135 email: VA.Registration@ob10.com FSC e-Invoice Contact Information: 877-353-9791 email: vafsccshd@va.gov 8. Payment: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with FAR 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management. Payment will be made monthly in arrears upon receipt of a properly prepared invoice. Payment shall be rendered for actual room charges only (Contractor shall not billed the Government for no-show even if prior notification has not been received). Payment for actual used room shall not include tax, as the Federal Government is tax exempt. -----END OF SOW----- (vii) The estimated Performance Period is 12/01/2015-11/30/2016. (viii) 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - commercial Items, apply to this solicitation with the following addendum, FAR 52.216-18 Ordering; VAAR 852.236-76 Correspondence; VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities; VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers; VAAR 852.273-70 Late offers. (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items: FAR provision 52.212-2 applies to this solicitation. The Government anticipates awarding a single contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest priced technically acceptable offer that conforms to all solicitation requirements. Award without discussions is contemplated and all offerors are encouraged to submit their best offer with their initial submission. Submitted offers shall not exceed 25 single-sided pages and any pages beyond this amount will be removed and not evaluated. To be considered technically acceptable for award each offeror must provide with their submitted quote/offer: 1. Documentation that confirms that company has the required business licenses/permits/registration to operate a hotel in the State of South Carolina. 2. Documentation that confirms that company has the required business licenses/permits/registration to operate a hotel in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina. 3. Documentation that confirms that company has the State required insurance coverage and surety bonds to operate a hotel in the State of South Carolina, Charleston County. 4. Documentation that confirms that hotel has pest control services to include but not limited to services for bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, ants, rats & rodents, flied, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, wildlife, ticks, beetles, gnats, silverfish, earwigs, stinging pests, stink pugs, millipedes, weevils, fruit flies, mites, crickets, bees, kissing bugs, lice, moth, and spiders and the rate in which pest control services are rendered. 5. Documentation of hotel's Certificate of Inspection to include but limited to inspection of fire alarm system, smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors and sprinkler systems. 6. Documentation that confirms the company is a registered small business in the System for Award Management (SAM) located https:// www.sam.gov (End of Evaluation Criteria) (x) 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS- Offeror's are to include a COMPLETED COPY OF PROVISION 52.212-3 WITH THE FAXED AND WRITTEN QUOTE, a copy of the provision may be attained from http://www.arnet.gov/far; if not provided, the offer may not be considered for award. These pages will not be counted against the 25 page limitation of the submitted offer. Alternately, the offeror may submit a statement that their Reps and Certs are visible at SAM.GOV. (xi) 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS--apply to this solicitation with the following addendum; VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising, VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Invoice Submission of Payment Requests. (xii) 52.212-5 CONTRACTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS--the following FAR clauses identified at paragraph b of FAR 52.212.5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition: 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-27, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-17, 52.222-19, 52.222.21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.222-39, 52.222-41, 52.222-42, 52.222-43, 52.222-44, 52.222-50, 52.222.55, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. ADDITIONAL CLAUSES AND/OR PROVISIONS 52.203-98, PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) --(a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) --(a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. 52.209-5 -- CERTIFICATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (OCT 2015) (a)(1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that --(i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals --(A) Are [_] are not [_] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (B) Have [_] 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 public (Federal, State, or local) 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 (if offeror checks "have", the offeror shall also see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation); and (C) Are [_] are not [_] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision; and (D) Have [_], have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (1) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (i) 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. (ii) 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. (2) Examples. (i) 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. (ii) 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. (iii) 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. (iv) 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). (ii) The Offeror has [[_] has not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency. (2) "Principal," for the purposes of this certification, 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). This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code. (b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. (c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror nonresponsible. (d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. (e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default. 52.216-1-- TYPE OF CONTRACT (APR 1984) -- The Government contemplates award of a Firm-Fixed-Price, Requirements contract resulting from this solicitation. 52.219-6 -- NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (NOV 2011)--(a) Definition. "Small business concern," as used in this clause, 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 size standards in this solicitation. (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--(1) Contracts that have been totally set aside or reserved for small business concerns; and (2) Orders set aside for small business concerns under multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).*(c) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not small business concerns shall be considered nonresponsive and will be rejected. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made to a small business concern. (d) Agreement. A small business concern submitting an offer in its own name shall furnish, in performing the contract, only end items manufactured or produced by small business concerns in the United States or its outlying areas. If this procurement is processed under simplified acquisition procedures and the total amount of this contract does not exceed $25,000, a small business concern may furnish the product of any domestic firm. This paragraph does not apply to construction or service contracts. 52.222-52-- EXEMPTION FROM APPLICATION OF THE SERVICE CONTRACT LABOR STANDARDS TO CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN SERVICES-CERTIFICATION (MAY 2014) -- (a) The offeror shall check the following certification: CERTIFICATION The offeror [ ] does [ ] does not certify that- (1) 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; (2) The contract services are furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices. An "established catalog price" is a price included in a catalog, price list, schedule, or other form that is regularly maintained by the manufacturer or the offeror, is either published or otherwise available for inspection by customers, and states prices at which sales currently, or were last, made to a significant number of buyers constituting the general public. An "established market price" is a current price, established in the usual course of ordinary and usual trade between buyers and sellers free to bargain, which can be substantiated from sources independent of the manufacturer or offeror; (3) 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 (4) The offeror uses the same compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract as the offeror uses for these employees and for equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (b) 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. If the offeror certifies to the conditions in paragraph (a) of this provision, and the Contracting Officer determines in accordance with FAR 22.1003-4(d)(3) that the Service Contract Labor Standards statute- (1) Will not apply to this offeror, then the Service Contract Labor Standards clause in this solicitation will not be included in any resultant contract to this offeror; or (2) Will apply to this offeror, then the clause at FAR 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements, in this solicitation will not be included in any resultant contract awarded to this offer, and the offeror may be provided an opportunity to submit a new offer on that basis. (c) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (a) of this provision- (1) The clause of this solicitation at 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements, will not be included in any resultant contract to this offeror; and (2) The offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible if the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation. (d) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror, if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (a) of this provision or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (c) of this provision. 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 (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from: Janica Francis-Hunter Contracting Officer Network Contracting Office 7 Department of Veterans Affairs Ralph H Johnson VAMC 325 Folly Road, 3rd Floor, STE 300 Charleston, SC 29412 Telephone: (843) 789-6448 Facsimile: (843) 789-6406 Email: Janica.Francis@va.gov (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. 52.237-1 -- SITE VISIT (APR 1984) --Offerors or quoters 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. 52.237-3--CONTINUITY OF SERVICES (JAN 1991)--(a) The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are vital to the Government and must be continued without interruption and that, upon contract expiration, a successor, either the Government or another contractor, may continue them. The Contractor agrees to (1) furnish phase-in training and (2) exercise its best efforts and cooperation to effect an orderly and efficient transition to a successor. (b) The Contractor shall, upon the Contracting Officer's written notice, (1) furnish phase-in, phase-out services for up to 90 days after this contract expires and (2) negotiate in good faith a plan with a successor to determine the nature and extent of phase-in, phase-out services required. The plan shall specify a training program and a date for transferring responsibilities for each division of work described in the plan, and shall be subject to the Contracting Officer's approval. The Contractor shall provide sufficient experienced personnel during the phase-in, phase-out period to ensure that the services called for by this contract are maintained at the required level of proficiency. (c) The Contractor shall allow as many personnel as practicable to remain on the job to help the successor maintain the continuity and consistency of the services required by this contract. The Contractor also shall disclose necessary personnel records and allow the successor to conduct on-site interviews with these employees. If selected employees are agreeable to the change, the Contractor shall release them at a mutually agreeable date and negotiate transfer of their earned fringe benefits to the successor. (d) The Contractor shall be reimbursed for all reasonable phase-in, phase-out costs (i.e., costs incurred within the agreed period after contract expiration that result from phase-in, phase-out operations) and a fee (profit) not to exceed a pro rata portion of the fee (profit) under this contract. 52.249-4 -- TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT (SERVICES) (SHORT FORM) (APR 1984) --The Contracting Officer, by written notice, may terminate this contract, in whole or in part, when it is in the Government's interest. If this contract is terminated, the Government shall be liable only for payment under the payment provisions of this contract for services rendered before the effective date of termination. 52.249-8 -- DEFAULT (FIXED-PRICE SUPPLY AND SERVICE) (APR 1984) -- (a) (1) The Government may, subject to paragraphs (c) and (d) of this clause, by written notice of default to the Contractor, terminate this contract in whole or in part if the Contractor fails to -- (i) Deliver the supplies or to perform the services within the time specified in this contract or any extension; (ii) Make progress, so as to endanger performance of this contract (but see subparagraph (a)(2) of this clause); or (iii) Perform any of the other provisions of this contract (but see subparagraph (a)(2) of this clause). (2) The Government's right to terminate this contract under subdivisions (a)(1)(ii) and (1)(iii) of this clause, may be exercised if the Contractor does not cure such failure within 10 days (or more if authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer) after receipt of the notice from the Contracting Officer specifying the failure. (b) If the Government terminates this contract in whole or in part, it may acquire, under the terms and in the manner the Contracting Officer considers appropriate, supplies or services similar to those terminated, and the Contractor will be liable to the Government for any excess costs for those supplies or services. However, the Contractor shall continue the work not terminated. (c) Except for defaults of subcontractors at any tier, the Contractor shall not be liable for any excess costs if the failure to perform the contract arises from causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor. Examples of such causes include (1) acts of God or of the public enemy, (2) acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, (3) fires, (4) floods, (5) epidemics, (6) quarantine restrictions, (7) strikes, (8) freight embargoes, and (9) unusually severe weather. In each instance the failure to perform must be beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor. (d) If the failure to perform is caused by the default of a subcontractor at any tier, and if the cause of the default is beyond the control of both the Contractor and subcontractor, and without the fault or negligence of either, the Contractor shall not be liable for any excess costs for failure to perform, unless the subcontracted supplies or services were obtainable from other sources in sufficient time for the Contractor to meet the required delivery schedule. (e) If this contract is terminated for default, the Government may require the Contractor to transfer title and deliver to the Government, as directed by the Contracting Officer, any (1) completed supplies, and (2) partially completed supplies and materials, parts, tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, plans, drawings, information, and contract rights (collectively referred to as "manufacturing materials" in this clause) that the Contractor has specifically produced or acquired for the terminated portion of this contract. Upon direction of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall also protect and preserve property in its possession in which the Government has an interest. (f) The Government shall pay contract price for completed supplies delivered and accepted. The Contractor and Contracting Officer shall agree on the amount of payment for manufacturing materials delivered and accepted and for the protection and preservation of the property. Failure to agree will be a dispute under the Disputes clause. The Government may withhold from these amounts any sum the Contracting Officer determines to be necessary to protect the Government against loss because of outstanding liens or claims of former lien holders. (g) If, after termination, it is determined that the Contractor was not in default, or that the default was excusable, the rights and obligations of the parties shall be the same as if the termination had been issued for the convenience of the Government. (h) The rights and remedies of the Government in this clause are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this contract. 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(es): http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html or, http://farsite.hill.af.mil/search.htm. These addresses are subject to change. If the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is not available at the locations indicated above, use the Dept. of State Acquisition Website at http://www.statebuy.state.gov to see the links to the FAR. You may also use an Internet "search engine" (e.g., Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc.) to obtain the latest location of the most current FAR. FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CH. 1)-Clause Title and Date: 52.204-9 PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL (JAN 2011); 52.222-1 Notice to the Government of Labor Disputes (FEB 1997); 52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997); 52.233-1 Disputes (JUL 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991); 52.243-1 Changes -- Fixed-Price (AUG 1987); 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (DEC 2010); 52.246-4 INSPECTION OF SERVICES - FIXED PRICE AUG 1996; 52.249-2 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (MAY 2004) Alternate I (APR 1984). VAAR 852.233-70 PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) --(a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. VAAR 852.233-71 ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) --As an alternative to filing a protest with the contracting officer, an interested party may file a protest with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management, Acquisition Administration Team, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or for solicitations issued by the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, the Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. The protest will not be considered if the interested party has a protest on the same or similar issues pending with the contracting officer. The Department of Labor Wage Determination applicable to this requirement is: WD 05-2473 (Rev 18) dated 07/14/2015. Descriptions for the occupations for this requirement and determining the appropriate wage determinations are the responsibility of the contractor, and the offeror is encouraged to coordinate with the Department of Labor in order to determine the appropriate job classifications for this requirement. The Agency assumes no responsibility or liability for a contractor's determination of the appropriate classification. http://www.wdol.gov/sca.aspx (xiii) n/a (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not Applicable to this acquisition (xv) n/a (xvi) QUESTIONS: All questions regarding this solicitation need to be electronically submitted (email) no later than November 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST to Janica Francis-Hunter, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail Janica.Francis@va.gov. The solicitation number must be identified on all submitted questions. No questions received after this date will be answered. (xvii) Site Visit: A site visit is not contemplated at this time. (xviii) QUOTES/OFFERS ARE DUE November 10th, 2015 at 1:00 pm eastern standard time (EST). Only electronic offers (email) will be accepted. Submit quotes to Janica Francis-Hunter, NCO 7 Contract Specialist e-mail Janica.Francis@va.gov. All offers must include the solicitation number. Quotes/offers received after this date may not be considered for award. Please include the following information in your email subject line: "HOPTEL-STANDARD ROOMS". (xvii) Contact information Contracting Office Address: Network Contracting Office 7-SAO EAST Department of Veterans Affairs (90C) 109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401 Place of Performance: TBD Charleston County, State of South Carolina Primary Point of Contact: Janica Francis-Hunter, Contracting Specialist Janica.Francis@va.gov Phone: 843-789-6448 Fax: 843-789-6406

South Atlantic Division (SAD) Regional Environmental Acquisition Tool (REAT) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) For Environmental Consulting Services (ECS)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 5, 2016
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66--Cage Racks and Accessories

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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The San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) intends to negotiate a sole source contract with Techniplast USA, Inc. for additional cage racks, air handling units and accessories for a new animal housing unit. The SFVAMC currently uses Techniplast USA, Inc. products at multiple facilities to house animals for research purposes. Continuity of products is critical in the research field. Animals housed in different cage racks and air handling units would introduce multiple new variables to the animal's environment which would greatly affect research data. Flexibility to move animals within SFVAMC facilities with like environments is required. This sole source action is in accordance with the statutory authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1. Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE QUOTES and no solicitation will be issued; however, any firm that believes it can meet these requirements or provide an equal product may give written notification to the Contracting Specialist for consideration. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the requirements. Responses are due by February 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM PST. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Responses must be e-mailed to gary.basile@va.gov . No telephone responses will be accepted. No reimbursement for any costs associated with providing capability statements will be provided by the Government.

SynopsysSoftware Maintenance

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Microelectronics Activity | Published November 29, 2017  -  Deadline December 8, 2017
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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; a written solicitation will not be issued. This announcement is not a request for competitive quotations. Sole source award will be made to Synopsys, Inc., 700 East Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA 94043, based on FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Please submit your capability statement by 8 December 2017, NLT 12:00 p.m. (P.S.T.) via email to Robynn.Hagan@dmea.osd.mil. This solicitation number HQ072718T0201 is issued as a request for quotation. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Regulation Circular 2005-96. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) apply. Set-aside: none; associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 511210, Software Publishers; small business size standard: $38.5M. This procurement is to acquire 1 year (12 months) of software licensing, maintenance support, and updates for the Synopsys UNIX based design environment IAW Performance Specification 18-8B9, dated 22 November 2017. This includes CLIN 0001, 1 YEAR, Software Maintenance Support for 12 months (1-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18 - Delivery and acceptance to be FOB, destination. ATTACHMENT(S): Statement of Work (SOW) DMEA 18-8B9, dated 22-Nov-17 including Appendix A & B, Single Source Determination Letter.  

Q--Mobile Crisis Team

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published February 12, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco VA Health Care System intends to solicit proposals in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12 on or about January 14, 2015, with a closing date for proposals on or about January 29, 2015 from contractors in Mendocino County, CA area, to provide services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program which provides community based residential treatment facility care offering a safe haven and secure environment for veterans with serious mental illness, including veterans who have substance abuse problems. The goal for this program is give residential treatment to those veterans with sufficient therapeutic service to meet their needs. The contractor will be required to provide therapeutic and rehabilitative services, but will not be required to provide detoxification or other hospital level treatment - that service will be provided by the VA at VA facilities. The intended contract period will be for a base period of one-year and one (1) one-year option period, which will begin on or about February 01, 2015. The solicitation will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov. Interested contractors are responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide full information to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the solicitation on the FBO website so that they are notified of the issuance of the solicitation or any amendments. Large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations are welcome to respond in the event no Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses have the capacity to provide this service. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 623220. Size Standard of $7.0 Million. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System of Award Management at www.sam.gov. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit that SAM website and register as soon as possible to avoid delays should they be selected for a contract award. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to the Contracting Officer using the e-mail address provided. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Branden J. Bayze, Contracting Specialist via email at Branden.Bayze@va.gov NLT 3:00 p.m. on January 29, 2015.

G--HCHV Residential Treatment

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published February 2, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco VA Medical Center intends to solicit proposals in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12 on or about February 15, 2016, with a closing date for proposals on or about March 4, 2016 from contractors in the Marin County, CA area, to provide services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The solicitation will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov. Interested contractors are responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide full information to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the solicitation on the FBO website so that they are notified of the issuance of the solicitation or any amendments. Large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations are welcome to respond in the event no Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses have the capacity to provide this service. The goal of the HCHV program is to remove homeless veterans from the street or habitation unfit for veterans and place them in community-based, residential environments with sufficient therapeutic services to meet the needs of those veterans. Through the HCHV program, VA provides case management services to veterans and facilitates their access to a broad range of medical, mental health, and rehabilitative services. The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain proposals from contractors who can provide care, treatment and rehabilitative services to veterans suffering from serious mental illness, including veterans who are homeless, in community-based treatment facilities offering a safe and secure environment that supports their rehabilitation goals. Contractors will be required to provide rehabilitative services, but will not be required to provide detoxification or other hospital level treatment - those services will be provided by the VA at VA facilities. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 623220. Size Standard of $14.0 Million. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System of Award Management at www.sam.gov. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit that SAM website and register as soon as possible to avoid delays should they be selected for a contract award. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to the Contract Specialist using the e-mail address provided. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Nandini Johnson, Contracting Officer via email at Nandini.Johnson@va.gov NLT 12:00 p.m. on February 15, 2016.

G--HCHV Emergency Residential Services - (Hilltop Recovery Services)

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published February 16, 2016  -  Deadline March 21, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco VA Medical Center intends to solicit proposals in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12 on or about February 22, 2016, with a closing date for proposals on or about March 21, 2016 from contractors in the Lake County, CA area, to provide services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The solicitation will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov. Interested contractors are responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide full information to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the solicitation on the FBO website so that they are notified of the issuance of the solicitation or any amendments. Large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations are welcome to respond in the event no Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses have the capacity to provide this service. The goal of the HCHV program is to remove homeless veterans from the street or habitation unfit for veterans and place them in community-based, residential environments with sufficient therapeutic services to meet the needs of those veterans. Through the HCHV program, VA provides case management services to veterans and facilitates their access to a broad range of medical, mental health, and rehabilitative services. The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain proposals from contractors who can provide care, treatment and rehabilitative services to veterans suffering from serious mental illness, including veterans who are homeless, in community-based treatment facilities offering a safe and secure environment that supports their rehabilitation goals. Contractors will be required to provide rehabilitative services, but will not be required to provide detoxification or other hospital level treatment - those services will be provided by the VA at VA facilities. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 623990. Size Standard of $14.0 Million. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System of Award Management at www.sam.gov. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit that SAM website and register as soon as possible to avoid delays should they be selected for a contract award. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to the Contract Specialist using the e-mail address provided. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Nandini Johnson, Contracting Officer via email at Nandini.Johnson@va.gov NLT 12:00 p.m. on March 21, 2016.

G--HCHV Residential Treatment

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published March 6, 2016  -  Deadline March 16, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA San Francisco VA Medical Center intends to solicit proposals in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12 on or about March 6, 2016, with a closing date for proposals on or about March 16, 2016 from contractors in the San Francisco County, CA area, to provide services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The solicitation will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov. Interested contractors are responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide full information to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the solicitation on the FBO website so that they are notified of the issuance of the solicitation or any amendments. Large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations are welcome to respond in the event no Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses have the capacity to provide this service. The goal of the HCHV program is to remove homeless veterans from the street or habitation unfit for veterans and place them in community-based, residential environments with sufficient therapeutic services to meet the needs of those veterans. Through the HCHV program, VA provides case management services to veterans and facilitates their access to a broad range of medical, mental health, and rehabilitative services. The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain proposals from contractors who can provide care, treatment and rehabilitative services to veterans suffering from serious mental illness, including veterans who are homeless, in community-based treatment facilities offering a safe and secure environment that supports their rehabilitation goals. Contractors will be required to provide rehabilitative services, but will not be required to provide detoxification or other hospital level treatment - those services will be provided by the VA at VA facilities. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 624229. Size Standard of $15.0 Million. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System of Award Management at www.sam.gov. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit that SAM website and register as soon as possible to avoid delays should they be selected for a contract award. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to the Contract Specialist using the e-mail address provided. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Mohamad Akhtar, Contracting Specialist via email at mohamad.akhtar@va.gov NLT 10:00 p.m. on August 28, 20March 16, 2016.