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U--Curriculum Development Support Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published March 14, 2015  -  Deadline April 28, 2015
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The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) has a requirement for Curriculum Development Support. The successful Contractor shall provide support for three primary functional areas: 1) Content Editing 2) Production, Design, and Multimedia Coordination and 3) Programming. These functional areas are in support of development of instructional materials and their related documentation and ancillary materials for resident foreign language courses at the DLIFLC that run from two (2) to sixty-four (64) weeks. These materials are delivered in a military classroom setting as well as through online programs to a larger professional linguist community. All students and departments currently use MacBook Pros and iPads for instructional needs. However, all materials developed must be platform neutral (i.e. accessible on all desktop and mobile devices). DLIFLC operates in a dynamic environment where mission requirements and priorities can change quickly. Contractors must be prepared to work in such an environment. The contract will support several programs: 1) DLIFLC resident courses that are delivered in both print and electronic formats; 2) Technology troubleshooting for WorkFLO; 3) DLIFLC online products primarily composed of GLOSS, ODA and Familiarization Modules delivered via DLIFLC servers and disseminated via the World Wide Web; 4) The contractor will provide software development and support for online learning and assessment systems, primarily the DLIFLC proprietary Universal Curriculum and Assessment Tool (UCAT). This tool is also used by agencies external to DLIFLC. DLIFC basic courses comprise three (3) to four (4) core hours of instruction per instructional day, supported by one to two (1-2) hours homework per day. These core hours have supporting audio and video materials, iPad and Smartboard activities. In addition there are test batteries composed of three to four (3-4) skill tests each administered every two to four (2-4) weeks of the basic course programs. Test batteries consist of separate skill tests in listening, reading, speaking, and FLO (i.e. Translation/Transcription). Listening and FLO tests have audio components. Solicitation number W9124N-14-R-0020 will be available on or about 30 March 2015. The technical proposal will consist of, but is not limited to the following: 1) Organizational Structure 2) Quality Control Plan 3) Project Execution 4) Relevant Experience The Government will also require past performance where available. Please see the solicitation when posted for complete performance work statement, instructions to offerors, and evaluation criteria. Proposals are due Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 3:00 pm (PDT). This acquisition is for 100% Small Business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this project is 611710 with a size standard of $15.0M. Performance period is 29 October 2015 - 28 October 2016. The contract will be a single award, Firm-Fixed-Price type contract. Solicitation number W9124N-14-R-0020 will be available on or about 30 March 2015 on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov) and the Army Single Face to Industry (AFSI) website (https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/). For information on how to register your company on FBO, to view or receive updates and notifications to the solicitation, please reference the FBO Vendor Guide located on the FBO web site home page. No paper copies of the solicitation will be furnished. Prospective contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration Database (www.ccr.gov), prior to award of a government contract. Offerors are further advised that failure to register in the Central Contractor Registration Database will render your firm ineligible for award. Registration requires applicants to have a DUNS number. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. The point of contact for this requirement is Todd S. Bales, 831-242-4078 or todd.s.bales.civ@mail.mil.

70--OPTION - rSmart Sakai CLE (CHESS)

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published June 14, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number W9124N-15-Q-0029_1. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 724909. Army CHESS Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing Army CHESS contract. The contract must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's contract. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective Army CHESS contract AND upon approval from the soliciting contracting officer. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-06-22 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be MONTEREY, CA 93944 The MICC Presidio of Monterey requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 08/09/2015 - 08/08/2016 LI 001: BASE YEAR rSmart Sakai CLE hosting and support agreement renewal Brand Name: rSmart Sakai CLE Description: rSmart Sakai Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) hosting and support agreement ? renewal (12 months); Tier 2 & 3 support subscription; subscription level: premium; software version: latest (2.9+) and 10+ POP: Base Year: 9 August 2015 ? 8 August 2016 REFER TO THE ATTACHED RFQ FOR FULL DETAILS, 1, Each; Option 1 Period of Performance: 08/09/2016 - 08/08/2017 LI 001: OPTION YEAR: rSmart Sakai CLE hosting and support agreement renewal Brand Name: rSmart Sakai CLE Description: rSmart Sakai Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) hosting agreement ? renewal (12 months); Tier 2 & 3 support subscription; subscription level: premium; software version: latest (2.9+) and 10+ POP: Option Year: 9 August 2016 ? 8 August 2017 REFER TO THE ATTACHED RFQ FOR FULL DETAILS, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Presidio of Monterey intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Presidio of Monterey is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Offeror must clearly indicate in response CHESS contract # the quoted item(s) are against. Offeror must confirm in response offer does NOT exceed CHESS contract pricing. The applicable NAICS code for this procurement is 511210 with the related size standard of $35.5 Million. The NAICS code identified herein must appear in FAR 52.212-3 "Offeror Representations and Certifications" in SAM and the vendor must be actively registered in that NAICS Prior to Award to be considered for any resulting contract. Failure to be properly registered at the time and date of award may render the quote nonresponsive. The apparent awardee shall acknowledge acceptance of any and all re-postings (amendments), in writing, prior to any award resulting from this solicitation. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation- Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ . The Contractor shall NOT make partial line item shipments against any resulting purchase order/contract issued as a result of this solicitation; e.g., if a line item on the contract reads - Computer, 10 each, the contractor shall NOT ship 3 computers on one shipment and 7 computers on a second shipment. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in invoices being rejected in WAWF and/or a delay in payment for nonconforming shipped quantities. SAM Requirement - Company must be registered on System for Award Management (SAM) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in SAM, they may do so by going to SAM web site at http://www.sam.gov New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured products FOB Destination CONUS (Continental U.S.). If electronic delivery, indicate in response. Bid MUST be good for 60 days, after submission. No partial bids will be accepted. Refer to the attached RFQ for full details Proposed responders must submit any questions concerning this solicitation before date shown at beginning of Buy, to reasonably expect a response from the Government. Those questions not received within the prescribed date will not be considered.

70--rSmart Sakai CLE (CHESS)

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published June 12, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number W9124N-15-Q-0029. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 723143. Army CHESS Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing Army CHESS contract. The contract must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's contract. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective Army CHESS contract AND upon approval from the soliciting contracting officer. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-06-22 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be MONTEREY, CA 93944 The MICC Presidio of Monterey requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: BASE YEAR rSmart Sakai CLE hosting and support agreement renewal Brand Name: rSmart Sakai CLE Description: rSmart Sakai Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) hosting and support agreement ? renewal (12 months); Tier 2 & 3 support subscription; subscription level: premium; software version: latest (2.9+) and 10+ POP: Base Year: 9 August 2015 ? 8 August 2016 REFER TO THE ATTACHED RFQ FOR FULL DETAILS, 1, Each; LI 002: OPTION YEAR: rSmart Sakai CLE hosting and support agreement renewal Brand Name: rSmart Sakai CLE Description: rSmart Sakai Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) hosting agreement ? renewal (12 months); Tier 2 & 3 support subscription; subscription level: premium; software version: latest (2.9+) and 10+ POP: Option Year: 9 August 2016 ? 8 August 2017 REFER TO THE ATTACHED RFQ FOR FULL DETAILS, 1, Each; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Presidio of Monterey intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Presidio of Monterey is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Offeror must clearly indicate in response CHESS contract # the quoted item(s) are against. Offeror must confirm in response offer does NOT exceed CHESS contract pricing. The applicable NAICS code for this procurement is 511210 with the related size standard of $35.5 Million. The NAICS code identified herein must appear in FAR 52.212-3 "Offeror Representations and Certifications" in SAM and the vendor must be actively registered in that NAICS Prior to Award to be considered for any resulting contract. Failure to be properly registered at the time and date of award may render the quote nonresponsive. The apparent awardee shall acknowledge acceptance of any and all re-postings (amendments), in writing, prior to any award resulting from this solicitation. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation- Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ . The Contractor shall NOT make partial line item shipments against any resulting purchase order/contract issued as a result of this solicitation; e.g., if a line item on the contract reads - Computer, 10 each, the contractor shall NOT ship 3 computers on one shipment and 7 computers on a second shipment. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in invoices being rejected in WAWF and/or a delay in payment for nonconforming shipped quantities. SAM Requirement - Company must be registered on System for Award Management (SAM) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in SAM, they may do so by going to SAM web site at http://www.sam.gov New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured products FOB Destination CONUS (Continental U.S.). If electronic delivery, indicate in response. Bid MUST be good for 60 days, after submission. No partial bids will be accepted. Refer to the attached RFQ for full details Proposed responders must submit any questions concerning this solicitation before date shown at beginning of Buy, to reasonably expect a response from the Government. Those questions not received within the prescribed date will not be considered.

75--CLC Patient Communication Boards

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (Ft. Wayne Campus) | Published August 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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VAMC-5500 ARMSTRONG RD.BATTLE CREEK,MI. 515-15-4-099-0194 B.83, 1-CLC-PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENT OCMMUNICATION BOARDS July 30, 2015 STATEMENT OF WORK This is a Battle Creek healthcare facility CLC Palliative Care-PATIENT CARE requirement. Pending completion of our current B.83,1-CLC- RENOVATION project, A NEW WING FOR Palliative Care with (26) new private patient rooms will be available. Upon completion, it has been requested to facilitate communication among patients, their families and their caregivers. Although this request is a result of the new PC wing, the boards are also requested for the remaining CLC patient rooms. NEED: The Board is a healthcare tool that was developed as a way for patients, nurses and family members to communicate both well-wishes and other pertinent information during the patients stay at the facility. AESTHETICS/DESIGN: Much attention was given to the board to present a residential and healing aesthetic. This, combined with the benefits of a centralized communication focal-point, will positively impact patient comfort, care, safety and overall satisfaction. Frame to be of Satin Aluminum/Stainless finish/image to have warmth rather than a cold clinical visual with an organic - gender-neutral image that plays well with the rest of the interior environment. A tray to hold marker/eraser to be used shall be included. A tackable surface - self-healing and as non-porous as possible, for Infection control shall be supplied - along with a 4 x 6 acrylic picture frame to hold and identify the room's occupant. The typical elements are included on the visual attached. No substitutes will be accepted. JCAHO: IMPROVES COMMUNICATION AMONG PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, INCREASING PATIENT SATISFACTION, IMPROVING OUTCOMES AND ASSISTING with increased compliance of JCAHO standards while simultaneously bolstering satisfaction survey scores. Sustainability: considered and preferred. Pieces shall be ready for installation on-site, mid-September, 2015. B.83, 1-CLC 5500 Armstrong Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037 ATTN: B.83,1 Renovation Upon award, the VA will require that the bill of materials is tagged by VA PO# for ease of follow-up and installation. Installation should be included along with the quotation for product. ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE MANUFACTURED IN A FRIENDLY COUNTRY. REFERENCE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 1. Warranty service and follow-up on product provided shall be offered and provided in a written format for clarification. Pieces will be installed with security hardware and be of a wipable format.

71--515-16-1-099-0027 - Pt. Lounge Furniture

Department of Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis VAMC | Published December 11, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation VA251-16-Q-0087 is issued as a request for quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number is 337125 Household Furniture Manufacturing Items shall be delivered and installed in building 83 at the VAMC-5500 ARMSTRONG RD.BATTLE CREEK, MI. Full text of the following clauses and/or provisions can be viewed through Internet access at http://farsite.hill.af.mil. The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit with their offer, a completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or confirm this has already been completed in their SAM registration. The clause at 52.212.4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition which shall include the following clauses: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.232-34. Offerors shall submit their quotation by e-mail to Robert Daniel, at robert.daniel1@va.gov no later than Monday, December 15 2015 at 16:30PM, EST. For information regarding this solicitation, please contact robert.daniel1@va.gov STATEMENT OF WORK This is a Battle Creek healthcare facility CLC Palliative Care-Patient Lounge furnishings requirement. Pending completion of our current B.83, 1-CLC- RENOVATION project, intermittent parlors and Multi-purpose rooms are in need of Lounge and peripheral seating for patients and guests. SPECIFICATIONS: Individual and 2-seater style and bench seating and occasional tables to be provided. The nature of this Community Living space requires this seating to have a comfort level similar to home environments but handle the abuse of commercial/healthcare needs. " A spring constructed seat " Higher back " Softened dropped arm for ease of in/out and comfort while sitting. " Moisture barrier option included Upholstery Fabrics based on the end-users and the environment have been selected. These fabrics may be treated as COM and are only to be considered - no alternatives, please. FABRICS: " CHAIRS: " CFSTINSON/Verve with Agion, 62153 o Applied to back and arm cushions " RESILIENSE STUDIO/Canyon, Nugget, TCA 007 o Applied to seat cushions " BENCH SEATING: " PAUL BRAYTON/Sicily,SCY-30, Hillside o Applied to arm panels " RESILIENSE STUDIO/Canyon, Nugget, TCA 007 o Applied to seat cushions HARD SURFACE FINISHES: " Wood finishes and metal finishes to include an anti- microbial for infection control within our CLC communities preferred. DIMENSIONS: Dimensions of the seating should be substantial to welcome all who might sit. A standard size of the following was used to accommodate the needs for the spaces-based on these acceptable dimensions. These dimensions or close to within 2" please: " Single Seater/29w x 34d x 44h " Double Seater/50w x 34d x 44h " Single Bench/ 36" w x 22" d " 2-seater Bench/48"w x 22" d " 3-Seater Bench/70"w x 22"d " Occasional tables to be included/ 20-22" round x 19" h. QUANTITIES: Based on these acceptable dimensions, An approved layout allowing the following quantities has been developed: " Single Seats = QTY.9 " 2-seaters = QTY. 2 " Benches = Single Seater = QTY = 2 " Benches = Single Seater = QTY = 5 " Benches = Single Seater = QTY = 2 " Round Occasional Tables=QTY = 8 STYLE: Transitional/Traditional without being formal. The units are within our federal style buildings with a more shaker/country style to the built interior environment. Clean lines will help eliminate style-confusion. A high/wingback would be valuable to the support and comfort of the seated. A cleanout built at the back of the seat /lower back would help facilitate cleaning/infection control. SUSTAINABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION METHODS-: considered and preferred. Pieces shall be ready for installation on-site, early-January, 2016. Ship to/deliver and install at: VAMC B.83, 1-CLC 5500 Armstrong Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037 ATTN: B.83,1 Renovation/Kathryn Schmitt-Tammy Terpstra Upon award, the VA will require that the bill of materials is tagged by VA PO# for ease of follow-up and installation. Installation should be included along with the quotation for product. ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE MANUFACTURED IN A FRIENDLY COUNTRY. REFERENCE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 1. Warranty service and follow-up on product provided shall be offered and provided in a written format for clarification. ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 HIDE LOUNGE CHAIR SEAT AND SEAT DECK/BURCH CANYON NUGGET TCA-007 BALANCE/CF STINSON VERVE WITH AGION-SKYLARK MOISTURE BARRIER SEAT BACK ARMS 13.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0002 HIDE LOUNGE LOVE SEAT SEAT AND SEAT DECK/GREAT 5 BURCH CANYON NUGGET TCA-007 BALANCE/CF STINSON VERVE WITH AGION-SKYLARK MOISTURE BARRIER SEAT BACK ARMS 2.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0003 SILVER ION WOOD SOLID BENCH SEAT/GRADE 5 BURCH CANYON NUGGET TCA-007 UAP UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS GR 11 CF STINSON DOUBLE TIME AGION MIST MOISTURE BARRIER ON SEAT D1M TAUPE POLY ARM CAPS H1F WARM GREY 2.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0004 SILVER ION DIVIDED SEAT 48" BENCH SEAT/GRADE 5 BURCH CANYON NUGGET TCA-007 UAP UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS GR 11 CF STINSON DOUBLE TIME AGION MIST MOISTURE BARRIER ON SEAT D1M TAUPE POLY ARM CAPS H1F WARM 5.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0005 SILVER ION WOOD DIVIDED SEAT 70" BENCH SEAT/GRADE 5 BURCH CANYON NUGGET TCA-007 UAP UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS GR 11 CF STINSON DOUBLE TIME AGION MIST MOISTURE BARRIER ON SEAT D1M TAUPE POLY ARM CAPS H1F 2.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0006 ROUND END TABLE WITH CORIAN TOP CORIAN BISQUE 8.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 0010 INSTALLATION LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: INSTALLATION 1.00 EA GRAND TOTAL

V--Lodging In Kind

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline April 6, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is W91247-16-T-JJ09 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 721110 with a small business size standard of $32.50M.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-04-06 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Aurora,, IL 60506 The MICC Fort Bragg requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: The Contractor shall provide approximately 3 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is May 13 2016, Check-out on May 15 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 6, EA; LI 002: The Contractor shall provide approximately 11 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is May 14 2016, Check-out on May 15 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 11, EA; LI 003: The Contractor shall provide approximately 3 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is June 10 2016, Check-out on June 12 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 6, EA; LI 004: The Contractor shall provide approximately 11 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is June 11 2016, Checkout on June 12 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 11, EA; LI 005: The Contractor shall provide approximately 3 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is July 7 2016, Check-out on July 8 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 3, EA; LI 006: The Contractor shall provide approximately 3 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is August 5 2016, Check-out on August 7 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 6, EA; LI 007: The Contractor shall provide approximately 11 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is August 6 2016, Checkout on August 7 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 11, EA; LI 008: The Contractor shall provide approximately 3 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is September 9 2016, Check-out on September 11 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 6, EA; LI 009: The Contractor shall provide approximately 11 double occupancy nonsmoking guest sleeping rooms IAW Statement of Work. Check -in is September 17 2016, Check-out on September 18 2016, IAW Statement of Work. The Government will only pay for rooms used., 11, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Fort Bragg intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Fort Bragg is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price and Technical Capability: TECHNICAL CAPABILITY: The Government will review the contractor's technical capability submission to ensure: 1) The proposal reflects a sound approach and understanding of this requirement and the contractor has the technical ability to successfully perform the requirement. 2) The quoted property meets all the requirements of the SOW to include the security measures. For purposes of determining that the property has appropriate security for soldiers, the Contracting Officer will review reported incidents of crime at the quoted property and surrounding premises with local police department to ensure the hotel security measures are appropriate to the area and provide a safe environment for Soldiers. The Contracting Officer may search outside websites (https://www.tripadvisor.com/, http://www.bedbugregistry.com/, etc.) to obtain information regarding the quoted property to ensure compliance with the SOW requirements. PRICE: The Government intends to award this procurement based on a determination of a fair and reasonable price. Addendum to 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors: This is not a solicitation for Event Planning Services. For a proposal submitted by an offeror other than a hotel, the offeror must describe in its proposal the technical approach for the offeror's services as a prime contractor. All proposal submitted by an offeror other than a hotel shall provide the following: (1) Valid General Liability Insurance Certificate. (2) Hotel agreement verified, and countersigned by both parties and the authorized agent of the participating hotel , (FOR EX, hotel letterhead). (Again, this is not a solicitation for Event Planning Services. An offer which requires the Government to execute a separate agreement with a third party hotel shall be deemed technically unacceptable). All Offerors shall submit photographs of the actual quoted property taken within one week of posting the Fedbid Buy. PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS?REPRESENTATION (DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 2015) a) In accordance with section 101(a) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-53) and any subsequent FY 2016 appropriations act that extends to FY 2016 funds the same restrictions as are contained in section 743 of division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by this or any other Act may be used for a contract 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 contactors 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 or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors 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. PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 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 contactors 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) Use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-53) or any other FY 2016 appropriations act that extends to FY 2016 funds the same prohibitions as contained in sections 743 of division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) 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 perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as a result of Government action under this clause. The applicable NAICS code for this procurement is 721110 with the related size standard of $32,500,000. The NAICS code identified herein must appear in FAR 52.212-3 "Offeror Representations and Certifications" in SAM and the vendor must be actively registered in that NAICS Prior to Award to be considered for any resulting contract. Failure to be properly registered at the time and date of award may render the quote nonresponsive. Will be based on lowest price technically acceptable. The sum of all priced items and the quantity stated in this solicitation will be considered as a total price. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. 52.204-7 System for Award Management, 252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. 252.204-7004 Alt A, 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure. DFARS 252.204-7008. The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: 52.204-13, 52.212-4, 52.223-11, 52.232-23, 52.232-39, 252.201-7000, 252.203-7000 252.203-7002, 252.204-7012, 252.232-7010, and 252.243-7001. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil and/or http://www.acqnet.gov/far. In addition to the clause included under this clause, the following are checked 52.204-10,52.222-3,52.222-19,52.222-21,52.222-26,52.222-36,52.222-50,52.223-18,52.225-13,52.232-33, Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after submission In accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports, the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website Home Page, under about WAWF. Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095; Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD.DISA.MIL Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/ these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil 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://farsite.hil.af.mil and/or http://www.acqnet.gov/far. Seller must indicate their policy on room cancellation. Seller must have the following NAICS code 721110 on their SAM registration upon submission of quote to be considered for award. Will be included in full text at contract award Offeror shall have completed their annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If no government or military facilities exist and a public venue (for example, a hotel) is chosen, the hotel must be on the national list of approved accommodations maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (the Hotel-Motel National Master List is at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/hotel). (http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/hotel%29.)

�Brand Name or Equal� Flownamics 4800 Seg-Flow Sampling System

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published March 7, 2016  -  Deadline March 15, 2016
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Part 1 - DescriptionThe FDA has a requirement for a Flownamics Seg-Flow Sampling System and accessories or equal with individual control of each vessel to monitor critical parameters during protein production. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quote (RFQ) using FAR Parts 12 and 13 procedures. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-86. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition is 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing. . The associated small business standard is 500 employees. This requirement is for full and open competition. Part 2 - Supplies or Services and Prices/Costs Purchase Order Type: Firm-Fixed PriceBase YearManufacturer Product Code Description Quantity PriceFlownamics S-4800 Flownamics Seg-Flow Sampling System and Accessories (Brand Name or Equal) Shipping Installation and training One (1) year warranty on parts and labor Total Firm-Fixed Price Option YearsOption Year Description Price1 Service Agreement 2 Service Agreement 3 Service Agreement 4 Service Agreement Total Firm Fixed Price The total price for the base and four option years is $____________.Part 3 - Description/Specifications 3.1 BackgroundCDER/DBRR has a requirement for an integrated auto sampler system with individual control of each vessel to monitor critical parameters during protein production. Online and at line capabilities will allow the use of PAT tools to characterize the bioreactor environment during the process. A parallel system is necessary to allow the simultaneous experimentation of multiple variables to perform design of experiments (DOE) and utilize QbD. This instrument will be used for the collection of protein products from cell culture lines in a parallel bioreactor system. The need to characterize the protein production process and to understand critical variables and utilize PAT and QbD techniques is mission critical. 3.2 Salient Characteristics The contractor shall provide a 4800Seg-Flow Sampling System or equal which includes the following characteristics: A BENCHTOP instrument shall perform all functions of sample acquisition, transfer, assay and/or sample storage without contamination of the bioreactor. The features of the instrument shall include: • A parallel system capable of sampling from at least 6 bioreactors system, with the ability to extract cell containing samples for analyzers that utilize them (i.e. cell counter, nutrient analyzer) and able to remove cells for analyzers that need to be cell free (i.e. HPLC). This can be a system with a supplemental module to expand bioreactor sampling capabilities. • Feed pumps to enable feedback loops to the individual bioreactors and any cables required to integrate in to the system. • Ability to develop a customized feed strategy based on the current cell line capabilities of OBP within the parameters of the autosampling/feedback system. • Fraction collection device shall be capable of storing a range of vial sizes from 2 mL HPLC vials, to 15/50 mL sample collection tubes. This fraction collection device shall have the option of chilling sample vials and shall include all required consumables necessary for initial setup and operation. • 0.22µm ceramic membranes compatible with FISP probes to draw cell free samples from the bioreactors. • Utilize a sanitary sampling interface, located near the bioreactors to clean the sample transfer lines and valves in the module. Provides complete isolation of the reactor from the system to allow cleaning and flushing directly to the reactor port, to protect the reactor from contamination. Multiple isolation valves shall be in series with at least one drain valve, and shall be controlled automatically by the system. • Capable of delivering the samples to at least 4 separate analytical or storage instruments. • Capable of performing dilutions prior to delivery to external analytical instruments, such as cell counters or HPLCs and UPLCs. • Flexibility in the analytical output to allow online analysis by a number of different analytical methods, such as High performance liquid chromatography, nutrient monitoring devices, cell counters, and sample collection/storage apparatus. • Capable of physical and software integration of optional 3rd party software and accessories, such as a Sartorius MFCS, Waters Acquity UHPLC, and Agilent HPLC systems, through OPC control to allow automated sampling and the creation of a feedback loop to incorporate into system's controls. • Clean in place capabilities to prevent microbial contamination, using 0.22 micron filtered prepackaged reagents for quick and aseptic installation. • Provide a physical and OPC software interface for an Agilent high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system with in line filtration of cells prior to sample delivery and OPC feedback of the values. • Shipping, delivery, setup, and installation of hardware and software, interfacing, and training for FDA scientists. • Provide all necessary OPC licenses to run the system as an OPC Server, and necessary coding to control third party instruments to allow automated operation. • All labor, parts, and travel expenses for a one year warranty period of system and components. 3.3 Optional Service/Maintenance Agreement The FDA shall have a unilateral right to exercise optional periods to continue the maintenance work described below: The offerors pricing for optional service agreement shall include coverage of labor, parts and travel expenses. Parts- The service plan will use all Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certified parts. Services On-site- The contractor will initiate corrective maintenance/repairs within 48 hours from the service call. The repairs will be completed within 72 hours from the on-site arrival of the technician/service engineer. There will be no limit to the number of on-site repair service visits. The service must be delivered by an authorized OEM service provider. Services Off-site- Technical support and troubleshooting assistance will be provided by the contractor via phone, email, or live-chat interface within 1 hour of initial contact. Part 4 -Performance and Deliverables 4.1 Place of Performance and Work Hours All applicable equipment is located at the location listed below. Normal workdays are Monday through Friday except US Federal Holidays. Work hours are typically from 8 am to 5 pm (et). Service visits shall be coordinated with Scott Lute , see below. Location and Point of Contact:Food and Drug Administration White Oak Campus10903 New Hampshire AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20993 ATTN: TBDTBD@fda.hhs.gov The instrument will be delivered to the WO Bldg 52/72 Loading Dock, and transported to WO bldg 72 room 2232 for bench top assembly. 4.2 Period of Performance The equipment shall be delivered by June 1, 2016. The warranty shall start when equipment is installed and accepted by FDA and be in effect for one year. Optional Periods Deliverable Period of PerformanceOption Period 1 -Service Agreement To begin 1st year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 2 -Service Agreement To begin 2nd year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 3 -Service Agreement To begin 3rd year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 4 -Service Agreement To begin 4th year following receipt of equipment Part 5 -Contract Administration 5.1 Representative's The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will perform inspection and acceptance of materials and services to be provided. For the purpose of this PART, (COR TBD - TBD@fda.hhs.gov) is the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer. The COR is responsible for the following as required by this order: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluations; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as an agent of the Government under this order. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: direct or negotiate any changes in the order, including modifying or extending the period of performance, changing the delivery schedule, authorizing reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this order, or otherwise change any terms and conditions of this order. The contact information for the Contracting Officer is the following: Sean WybengaU.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services5630 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857Sean.Wybenga@fda.hhs.gov; (240) 402-7629 The contact information for the Contract Specialist is the following: Lisa Yaw U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services5630 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857Lisa.Yaw@fda.hhs.gov; (240) 402-4018

EFOY Pro 2400 DUO & Computer Interface Kit

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 25, 2015  -  Deadline April 1, 2015
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6, AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES AUTHORIZED IN FAR PART 13. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTES ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) number is NRMAC100-15-00954-CBB. This synopsis/solicitation constitutes a RFQ and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-63. The FSC code for this action is 6120. The NAICS code for this action is 334519 -- Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD, has a requirement for two (2) methanol fuel cell generators equivalent to EFOY Pro 2400 DUO manufactured by SFC of Germany (as specified below) and two computer interface kits. Our requirements for a methanol fuel cell generator include the following: • Operation in temperatures as low as -55°C.- Alaska's front range can experience temperatures as low as -60°C and as high as 30°C when packaged in a well-insulated in-house produced enclosure. Unit will maintain a minimum internal temperature to restart and remain reliable under extreme weather conditions. • Produces 12 VDC nominal and at least 800 Watts per day- The USCRN AK stations are powered by a 12 VDC. The system requires a minimum of 288 Watts per day in optimum conditions. Adding a general efficiency factor and allowing for power drops due to the cold temperatures, the power system needs to produce a minimum of 800 Watts per day. • Lightweight (less than 500 lbs total plus fuel) and easy to install- The USCRN AK stations are in remote locations requiring transportation via small aircraft and manual lifting. A small and light power system is essential. A system that breaks down into components that weigh less than 150 lbs is a requirement. Also, the system needs to be installed in a very short time. Time spent in the remote areas of Alaska is very expensive. • Uses minimal fuel to power due to remote nature of the sites environment. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a), an award will be made to the firm who can meet the specific requirements and is most advantageous to the Government considering price and other price related factors. A good faith estimate of ground shipping to our facility located at 456 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 should be provided, as only actual shipping costs confirmed by freight weigh bill and invoice will be reimbursed. If handling charges or fees are included, they should be a separate line item. The Eastern Region Acquisition Division (ERAD) requires that all contractors doing business with the Acquisition Office must be registered with the Systems for Award Management (SAM). No award can be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. For additional information and to register in SAM please access the following website: http://www.sam.gov/. In order to register with the SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html or by phone at (800) 333-0505. The government now requires all contractors submit their Certification and Representation SAM. The SAM website is the single source for vendor data for the Federal Government. Contractors should go on-line at www.sam.gov. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Jan 1999), applies to this acquisition. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: 1) Technical Capability: Must meet all characteristics as stated. 2) Past Performance: Quality, Timeliness, and customer service. 3) Price: Quote must state price in U.S. Dollars. 4) Delivery: Quote must include delivery schedule. 5) Warranty: Quote must state warranty, if applicable. 52.204-99 System for Award Management Registration (Class Deviation from 52.204-7) (September 2012) (DEVIATION 1)The contractor shall be registered in the SAM database prior to submitting an invoice and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation. (2) The SAM registration shall be for the same name and address identified on the contract, with its associated CAGE code and DUNS or DUNS+4. (3) If indicated by the Government during performance, registration in an alternate system may be required in lieu of SAM. (c) If the contractor does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. (1) A Contractor may obtain a DUNS number (i) via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the offeror does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a U.S. Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (2) The Contractor should be prepared to provide the following information: (i) Company legal business name. (ii) Tradestyle, doing business or other name by which your entity is commonly recognized. (iii) Company physical street address, city, state and zip code. (iv) Company mailing address, city, state, and zip code (if separate from physical). (v) Company telephone number. (vi) Date the company was started. (vii) Number of employees at your location. (viii) Chief executive officer/key manager. (ix) Line of business (industry). (x) Company headquarters name and address (reporting relationship within your entity). (d) Reserved. (e) Processing time, for registration in SAM, which normally takes five business days, should be taken into consideration when registering. Contractors who are not registered should consider applying for registration to least two weeks prior to anticipate contract award date. (f) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate, and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220 or 334-206-7828 for international calls. (End of Clause) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer, (OCT 2003) No other additional contractual terms and conditions are applicable. In order to comply with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, ALL Vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within five days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to 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. Evidence must be provided of ability to provide the required system. 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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a small business set aside. The associated FSC for this is 6120 and the associated NAICS Code is 334519. Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 12:00 P.M. EST on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Reference Request for Quotation (RFQ) Number NRMAC100-15-00954-CBB in your quotation. All quotes must be submitted via electronics means (e-mail) to Barbara.Shifflett@noaa.gov and a CC to Gabrielle.Land@noaa.gov or by fax to 865-576-1327. The anticipated award date is on or about April 3, 2015. Telephonic requests will not be honored. Required delivery is May 1, 2015. Required delivery is on or by May 1, 2015 ARO. Delivery shall be F.O.B. Destination to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, 456. S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency. Offers will be evaluated based on price, proven technical capabilities, and the factors set forth above. An award will be made to the firm who can meet the specific requirements and is most advantageous to the Government considering price and other related factors on an all or none basis. This will be a firm fixed-price purchase order, with payment terms of Net 30. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Gabrielle Land, Business Administrator, (865) 576-7425, Gabrielle.Land@noaa.gov. Any technical questions should be directed to Michael Black, Engineer, (865) 576-5623, M.D.Black@noaa.gov . 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).

71--515-15-3-099-0123 - CLC RENOVATION Furniture

Department of Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis VAMC | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation VA251-15-Q-0565 is issued as a request for quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81. This RFQ is being set aside for Small Business. Requestors shall state their business size on their proposal. Business size will be confirmed through SAM/SBA/VETBIZ, etc. Any proposal received that does not list business size or if contracting Officer cannot verify business size will not be considered. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number is 337211 Institutional Furniture Manufacturing and the business size standard is 500 employees. Items ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 FULLY ADJUSTABLE SERIES 5 BASE 60 X 60 SPREAD 37 X 37 WT 56# FINISH: BROWN WRINKLE CLC RENOVATION-83,1-DINING ROOM 16.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 2 TOP, SSE/SFT EDGE, SLEX U-THANE STD SPILL FREE ED 1 1/4" 42" ROUND WT 58# URTH EDGE: SE45-PEBBLE LAMINATE: WILSONART 7954-38 NATURAL RIFT CLC RENOVATION-83,1-DINING ROOM 4.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 3 TOP, SSE/SFT EDGE, SLEX U-THANE STD SPILL FREE ED 1 1/4" 48" ROUND WT 75# URTH EDGE: SE45-PEBBLE LAMINATE: WILSONART 7954-38 NATURAL RIFT CLC RENOVATION-83,1-DINING ROOM 12.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 4 AUTUMN - ARM CHAIR W 24.5 D 25.5 H 37.5 WT 23# FINISH: #80 SEPIA ON BEECH SEAT AND BACK: CR STINSON WICKER/LANAI WIC06 12.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 5 AUTUMN - ARM CHAIR W 24.5 D 25.5 H 37.5 WT 23# FINISH: #80 SEPIA ON BEECH SEAT AND BACK: CR STINSON WICKER/LANAI WIC06 12.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 6 RECEIVE PRODUCT - WAREHOUSE AND DELIVER CLC RENOVATION-83,1-DINING ROOM LABOR 1.00 EA Funding/Req. Number: 1 GRAND TOTAL Items shall be delivered to VA Medical center 5500 Armstrong Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037 Statement of Work CLC-B.83 DINING FURNITURE 515-15-3-099-0123 Renovation to our Battle Creek location B.83-1 Community Living Center is completing late this summer, at VAMC/5500 Armstrong Rd., Battle Creek, MI. 49519. The currently completing renovation adds (26) private patient rooms and (2) new patient dining rooms. Request to furnish these new dining room spaces with dining room tables that will accommodate the space for (13) patients + occasional guests and support staff includes round tables with a fully adjustable cylinder (this allows for varying heights including allowing ease of access for standard seating/wheelchair seating and scooter seating along with flip down capability for these tables to allow the tops to flip down to move out of the way if not in current use in order to allow for more open floor space). The preferred base finish would be a wrinkled powder coat paint for ease of cleaning and to not openly show marks, etc. The table tops to be a laminate -selected finish to be Wilsonart 7954-38/Natural Rift, selected to create a harmonious, home-like - feel within the new environment. No laminate finish substitutes will be accepted. The top edges to be a urethane no-spill edge in Pebble color which will flow with the top laminate colors. The no-spill edge will help staff contain and keep spills off the floor for less safety risk and easier maintenance. The seating defined will add standard seating to the space to those who are not wheelchair/other- confined. (12) chairs with arms and armcaps that are easily grasped, are requested. The seating defined here is a wood frame in a contrasting finish (darker for ease of maintenance and to complement the brown wrinkle table base and the darker graining in surrounding flooring). Both the seat and back upholstery is a zeron-finished vinyl - giving superior clean ability-durability and antibacterial properties. The pattern/color selected for compatibility to the interior home-like surrounds - no substitutes accepted for chair finishes. Due to the age-related conditions of the patients/clientele, No casters requested. Full text of the following clauses and/or provisions can be viewed through Internet access at http://farsite.hill.af.mil. The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit with their offer, a completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or confirm this has already been completed in their SAM registration. The clause at 52.212.4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition which shall include the following clauses: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.232-34. Offerors shall submit their quotation by e-mail to Robert Daniel, at robert.daniel1@va.gov no later than Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 at 10:00AM, EST. For information regarding this solicitation, please contact robert.daniel1@va.gov

USPSC - OTI - Deputy Country Representative (Monitoring & Evaluation) Pakistan

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 11, 2015
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: Deputy Country Representative (Monitoring & Evaluation) – Pakistan Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-15-000046 Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $73,115 - $95,048 Issuance Date: July 28, 2015 Closing Date: August 11, 2015 Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Deputy Country Representative (Monitoring & Evaluation) under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 807 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 706-6100 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Deputy Country Representative (Monitoring & Evaluation) 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-15-000046 2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 28, 2015 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 11, 2015 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Country Representative 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-13 equivalent level, non-locality pay ($73,115 - $95,048 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with four one-year option periods. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Pakistan 8. STATEMENT OF WORK POSITION DESCRIPTION Background USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office’s programmatic goals and objectives. USPSCs are considered employees of USAID for all purposes except programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – such as federally sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. However, there are several other similar benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers’ compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see page 12 of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives Introduction USAID/OTI launched The Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) program in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in November of 2007, and subsequently expanded the program into priority areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in September of 2009, and Sindh and Punjab in October of 2011. The PTI program supports the Government of Pakistan’s (GOP) development efforts to better integrate FATA/KP into the political and economic mainstream of Pakistan. PTI also supports the GOP in identifying community priorities and addressing some of the region’s most immediate needs, which requires close coordination with ongoing USAID, State Department, and Department of Defense activities in the region. In Sindh and Punjab, PTI works to counter violent extremism in order to build a foundation for political and social development in conflict-prone communities in Pakistan. The Deputy Country Representative post is a middle-management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The candidate must be mature, self-reliant, a team player, a problem solver, and able to manage a diverse portfolio of grants. The incumbent should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantees and contractor/USAID relationships. The Deputy Country Representative must communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and clerics or other religious leaders. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including monitoring and evaluation and related learning and research experience community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy/governance and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills, and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. 9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Deputy Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation, including the research and learning processes. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Deputy Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties: · Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international donors, and others interested in DCHA/OTI activities; · Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations; · As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews; · Evaluate proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding; · Assist the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives; · Travel to monitor and assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, host government and other program counterparts, and develop activity ideas; · Mentor and train OTI and implementing partner field staff as required; · Take the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products; · When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence; · Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance, to help ensure programmatic success; · Provide technical assistance based on research and personal field experience to enable the program to develop cutting-edge program monitoring and evaluation systems, and continually refine and improve them; · Advise partners in developing and refining program objectives, monitoring and evaluation systems, and other resources to aid in the research and learning process; · Design and develop knowledge management systems, resources, tools and products; · Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the U.S. Embassy, bilateral donors, United Nations organizations, international organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities; · Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation; · When required, report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives; · Assist the Country Representative in managing and/or supervising the FSN staff, including program officers, monitoring and evaluation officers, and administrative assistants, as appropriate; · Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program and operations requests; and · Perform related duties as determined by the supervisor or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The Deputy Country Representative will be supervised by the OTI Country Representative or his/her designee in the country of assignment. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to actively and proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor will set overall objectives and resources available, and work with the employee to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The employee will be responsible for planning and carrying out assignments, resolving most conflicts, coordinating with others, and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives. Keeping the supervisor informed of progress, the employee may determine the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used. The supervisor will review completed work from an overall standpoint of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While in Pakistan, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may involve some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). 11. WORK ENVIRONMENT While in Pakistan, the work is primarily performed in an office setting. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. 13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; AND (2) Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis; (3) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition; (4) Six (6) months of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and training staff). SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) Applicant is a U.S. Citizen; · Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements; Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship); Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance; Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. A USAID Secret level security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The selected must obtain Department of State medical clearance within four months after offer acceptance. If medical clearance is not obtained within this period, the offer may be rescinded. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. EVALUATION FACTORS (Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation approaches adapted to dynamic, short-term political transition and/or stabilization programs in complex environments. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including overseeing and monitoring a non-Federal organization implementing an assistance activity under a Federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S. Government agencies, donor and international organizations, and local counterparts, including beneficiaries. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows: Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points: Factor #1 – 30 Factor #2 – 20 Factor #3 – 20 Total Possible – 70 Points Interview Performance – 30 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. APPLYING: Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing: Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th St. NW, Suite 807, Washington, DC 20045 Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number and PSCs are not required to register with CCR. For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (10/2003) https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml or at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (OF-612). 2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306). 3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). Forms 1 through 5 shall be completed ONLY upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) and ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PSCs CIBs and AAPDs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which CIBs and AAPDs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 – PSC MEDICAL PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY AAPD No. 06-10 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 1 to the solicitation. FAR 52.222-50 – COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FAR Clause 52.222-50 is hereby incorporated as Attachment 2 to the solicitation. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: BENEFITS: Employer's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).* (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120). (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). (C) Post Allowance (Section 220). (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). (F) Education Allowance (Section 270). (G) Education Travel (Section 280). (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500). (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (J) Danger Pay (Section 650). * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas). FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. ATTACHMENT 1 Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) No. 06-10 PSC Medical Expense Payment Responsibility General Provision 22, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY (OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. “MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES.” (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer’s liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled “Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation.” In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor’s invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual’s behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s). ATTACHMENT 2 FAR 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009). (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— “Coercion” means— (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. “Commercial sex act” means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. “Debt bondage” means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. “Employee” means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. “Forced Labor” means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person— (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. “Involuntary servitude” includes a condition of servitude induced by means of— (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. “Severe forms of trafficking in persons” means— (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. “Sex trafficking” means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not— (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall— (1) Notify its employees of— (i) The United States Government’s zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of— (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor’s failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in— (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

Unit Level/Unit Command and Control Operations (UL/UC2 Ops) Support Services

Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1. The solicitation number is F2QF365009A001 and this solicitation is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). 2. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76, August 25, 2014. 3. This requirement will be a 100% competitive Small Business set-aside and the NAICS code is 541513. 4. The contract line items associated with this solicitation can be found in Attachment 2. 5. This is a requirement for Unit Level/Unit Command and Control Operations (UL/UC2 Ops) Support Services. UL/UC2 is an integrated set of hardware, software and communications which provide for secure planning, execution, resource management and intelligence data at all levels of command. These services will provide mission critical support to ensure information technology (IT) equipment is operational to support mission requirements. Work is to be performed at six OCONUS and five CONUS locations. The specific level of effort required for this requirement is defined in the Performance Work Statement as 6 FTEs at initial award, and 16 optional FTE positions capable to support up to 11 OCONUS/CONUS sites, if necessary. 6. The provision at 52.212-1 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet). 7. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet). 8. A completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 does not have to be submitted by any offeror. All offerors must be properly registered in the System for Awards Management database and with updated Representations and Certifications. 9. Clause 52.212-4 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet). 10. Clause 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition (see attached clause sheet). 11. Date time and place offers are due. A complete proposal MUST be received no later than 15 May 2015 at 1400 hours Eastern Standard Time. The proposal shall be e-mailed to adam.roob@us.af.mil, and steven.pillo@us.af.mil. All responsible small business sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered. Prospective offerors must be registered in sam.gov and must complete the on-line representation. 12. Performance Period: 15 Jun 15 - 30 Jun 15 - Transition Period 1 Jul 15 - 30 Jun 16 - Performance Period 1 Jul 16 - 31 Jul 16 - Option Month 13. Basis for Award: From this solicitation, a single award Firm Fixed Price, Level of Effort type service contract is expected to be awarded on Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable. The evaluation methodology will be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The LPTA process is used in competitive, negotiated contracting where the best value is expected to result from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. The government will first evaluate all offerors for technical acceptability. Those offers that receive an "Acceptable" technical rating will be ranked in order from lowest to highest price. Within that ranking, the offeror with the lowest price will receive the award (see attached evaluation procedures under Clause 53.212-2). 15. To be eligible for the award, the offeror must possess a Secret facility clearance. See the DD Form 254 attached to this solicitation. Attachments 1. Performance Work Statement (PWS) dated 24 April 2015 2. Pricing Schedule / CLIN Structure 3. Clauses 4. Draft DD 254 CLAUSES Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.204-9 Personnel Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.203-3 Gratuities (Apr 1984) 52.228-3 Workers' Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act) (Jul 2014) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Jun 2010) 52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (Jun 1988) 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entity Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and Certifications 52.228-7 Insurance-Liability to Third Persons (Mar 1996) 52.228-5 Insurance -- Work on a Government Installation (Jan 1997) 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (Apr 1984)252.201-7000 Contracting Officer's Representative (Dec 1991) 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Nov 2011) 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Internal Confidentially Agreements 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) 252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management (Feb 2014) 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (Nov 2013) 252.209-7002 Disclosure of Ownership or Control by a Foreign Government (Jun 2010) 252-209-7999 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (Deviation 2015-O0005) 252.222-7002 Compliance With Local Labor Laws (Overseas) (Jun 1997) 252.225-7041 Correspondence in English (Jun 1997) 252.229-7000 Invoices Exclusive of Taxes or Duties (Jun 1997) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Jun 2012) 252.232-7006 Wide Area Work Flow Payment Instructions (May 2013) 252.232-7007 Limitation of Government's Obligation (Apr 2014) 252.232-7008 Assignment of Claims (Overseas) (Jun 1997)252.233-7001 Choice of Law (Overseas) (Jun 1997) 252.239-7001 Information Assurance Contractor Training and Certification (Jan 2008) 5352.223-9001 Health and Safety on Government Installations (Nov 2012) 5352.242-9001 Common Access Cards (CAC) for Contractor Personnel (Nov 2012) 5352.215-9000 Facility Clearance (May 1996) 5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (Nov 2012) Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil (End of provision) 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2012) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code is 541513 and small business size standard for this acquisition is $25,500,000.00. (b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show-- (1) The solicitation number; (2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers; (3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (4) Price and any discount terms on attached pricing spreadsheet; (5) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address; (6) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically); (7) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments (if any); (8) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and (9) Include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. (10) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation. (a) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers: (1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due. (2) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-- (A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or (B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt offers; or (C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received. (3) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (4) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. (11) Contract award. The Air Force intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. The offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. If the Air Force opens discussions, the competitive range may include proposals rated as "Unacceptable" at the discretion of the Contracting Officer. The Air Force may make a final determination as to whether an Offeror's proposal is acceptable or unacceptable solely on the basis of the initial proposal. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received. (12) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS +4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS +4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS +4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional CCR records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (13) Central Contractor Registration. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the CCR database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the CCR database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the CCR database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 1-888-227-2423 or 269-961-5757. (14) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable: (1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer. (2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection. (4) A summary of the rationale for award; (5) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Please provide your proposal in two sections: Section I, Technical and Section II, Price, Section II Past Performance. The technical evaluation sub-factors are below. An offeror's technical proposal must be acceptable in all factor areas in order to receive an overall "Acceptable" technical rating. A single "Unacceptable" rating for any of the technical sub-factors will result in an "Unacceptable" technical rating, and is considered unawardable. The order of importance of the technical sub-factors is considered equal. Sub-factor A: SERVICES REQUESTED The offeror's proposal clearly describes the processes, procedures and tools, that will be used to meet requirements of PWS Tasks 3.1, 3.2 including expanded descriptions in Attachment 1 PEX System Administration and Attachment UL/UC2 Ops System Administration. The offeror's proposal clearly describe Turn-Around-Time IAW PWS 3.3.2 in a way that demonstrates the offeror understands the performance threshold defined in the Service Summary (PWS 5.0 Item 1) The offeror's proposal clearly describes the processes and procedures, that will be used to ensure system administrators meet and maintain DoD 8570.01-M requirements, PWS 3.2.2 b and required skill to support windows server system administration including virtual machine environment, PWS 3.2.2d The offeror's proposal clearly describes how Up-time (Operational Availability) will be tracked and managed for individual outages to ensure PWS thresholds are met (See PWS 3.3.2.3b for Up-time requirement, 5.3 - Service Summary Performance Thresholds, item 7). Sub-factor B: Program Management The offeror's proposal clearly describes the corporate and site specific management concept, organizational structure, and use of a Quality Control plan (PWS 4.2) to execute daily operations and maintenance services at supported sites. The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach required for management of travel requirement defined under PWS 8.4 and billing process stated under PWS 3.3.3.2 The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach required for material purchases as stated in PWS 7.2 required to ensure repairs and up-time, 3.3.6, how materials will be invoiced as defined under 3.3.3.1, how materials will be reported/tracked as defined under 4.1.2. The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach to hire qualified core FTE workforce, PWS 3.1.2, 3.2.2 and 7.3, at required locations, PWS 8.1.1, to perform day one. Show understanding of qualification requirements and process to establish a FTE at required locations The offeror's proposal clearly describes the approach to maintain performance thresholds (PWS 5.3 Services Summary Table) during periods of manning fluctuations (i.e. attrition, vacation or illness) for locations of performance (PWS 8.1.1). ***Sub-factor C: Transition Planning The offeror's proposal clearly describes a phase-in transition plan that meets the requirements of PWS 10.1. (b) Limit your Technical Section to no more than 15 pages. (c). To provide for an easy evaluation, the Technical Section shall be specific, detailed and complete to clearly and fully demonstrate that Offerors have a thorough understanding of the requirement. The proposal must clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Statements that Offerors understand, can, or will comply with the PWS (including referenced documents, etc.); statements paraphrasing the PWS or phrases such as "standard procedures will be employed" or "well know techniques will be used" or "work will continue as it has in the past" will be considered "Unacceptable" For the technical section to be considered acceptable, offerors' must clearly address each evaluation factor under the technical evaluation adequately. Any item not adequately addressed could be found unacceptable.. (d) Options. Clause 52.217-8 will be included in the final contract. This clause allows for continued performance of any services within the time limits and rates specified in the contract. Therefore each offeror must price a six month option period by a monthly amount. It is anticipated that 52.217-8 will be used to extend the contract anywhere from one to six months at the end of the initial 12-month period. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for the entire six month option to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of the option shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). Price Evaluation Factor: The Price evaluation is expected to be based on adequate price competition. However, if necessary, the evaluation team reserves the right to use any proposal analysis technique in FAR Par 15.404-1 to ensure the contract is issued at a fair and reasonable price. Please follow the outline CLIN structure contained within the attached pricing spreadsheet. This is provided as a guide to help develop your pricing proposal. The spreadsheet has built-in formulas to sub-total and summarize each offeror's price. As the contractor, simply enter the monthly price from your supporting price proposal into the "Line Item Price" column for each CLIN. It is the intended CLIN structure for the contract. The estimated annual cost of cost-reimbursement line items (Travel and Material/Software Purchase) is identified by the Government and will be applied to all offers received. An offeror may not change the ceiling price, and no handling fees or profit may be applied. All pricing must be on a Firm Fixed Price basis as a monthly amount. NOTE: There is great expectation of competition for this requirement: thus offerors are cautioned to present their best price proposal up-front. The offeror's price proposal shall represent the offeror's best effort to respond to the solicitation. In instances where an offeror receives an acceptable technical rating, yet proposed prices appear exceptionally low, offerors may be requested to address this disparity, providing evidence of their capability and/or experience providing similar service(s) at similar price(s). An exceptionally or unrealistically low offer may pose an unacceptable risk to the Government and may be a reason to reject an offeror's proposal. As noted, the six month option price (Clause 52.217-8) will be added to the total and be evaluated as part of the Total Overall Evaluated Price (TOEP). There is no page limit for the Price Section. Past Performance: Past performance will be evaluated based on responsibility analysis in accordance with FAR 9.103. The standards contained within FAR 9.104-1, including having a record of satisfactory performance record and integrity and business ethics, serve as the guidelines for this determination. The offeror must be determined responsible to receive the contract. Please provide up to three (3) samples of relevant past performance with Point of Contact/Telephone Number. (End of provision) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2012) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___ Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.) ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ____ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). ____ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Feb 2012) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 111-5). ___ (6) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Dec 2010) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ____ (7) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JAN 2012) (41 U.S.C. 2313).____ (8) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161). ____ (9) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ____ (10) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ____ (11) [Reserved] X (12)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ____ (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011). ____ (iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011). ____ (13)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ____ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ____ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. X (14) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ____ (15)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jan 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). ____ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ____ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ____ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9. ____ (16) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ____ (17) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). ____ (18) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ____ (19)(i) 52.219-23, Notice of Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (Oct 2008) (10 U.S.C. 2323) (if the offeror elects to waive the adjustment, it shall so indicate in its offer). ____ (ii) Alternate I (June 2003) of 52.219-23. ____ (20) 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (Dec 2010) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). ____ (21) 52.219-26, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program- Incentive Subcontracting (Oct 2000) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). ____ (22) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). X (23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ____ (24) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (NOV 2011). ____ (25) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (NOV 2011). ____ (26) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). ____ (27) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 3126). X (28) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). X (29) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). X (30) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010)(38 U.S.C. 4212). X (31) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). X (32) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). X (33) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). ____ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Jan 2009). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) ____ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ____ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ____ (36) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ____ (37)(i) 52.223-16, IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (Dec 2007) (E.O. 13423). ____ (ii) Alternate I (Dec 2007) of 52.223-16. X (38) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ____ (39) 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d). ____ (40)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (Mar 2012) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, and Pub. L. 112-41). ____ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3. ____ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3. ____ (iv) Alternate III (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3. ____ (41) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Mar 2012) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (42) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ____ (43) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ____ (44) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ____ (45) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ____ (46) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (47) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ____ (48) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ____ (49) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Feb 2010) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ____ (50) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ____ (51)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ____ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.) _____ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). _____ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). _____ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). _____ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). _____ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 351, et seq.). _____ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). _____ (7) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). _____ (8) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records--Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1)in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (DEC 2010) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) Reserved. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (SEP 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Acti on for Workers with Disabilities (OCT 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (FEB 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009). (xiii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (MAR 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xiv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (FEB 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor May include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) 52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity-Separately Priced Line Item (Mar 1989) The Government may require the delivery of the numbered line item, identified in the Schedule as an option item, in the quantity and at the price stated in the Schedule. The contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days. Delivery of added items shall continue at the same rate that like items are called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree. (End of clause) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days. (End of clause) 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman (Apr 2010) (a) an ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will remain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern, the existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMBC A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolustion cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the Center/MAJCOM or AFISRA ombudsmen, Christopher S. Williams, OL KC AFICA, 129 Andrews Street, Suite 102, Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769, Telephone: (757)764-2769, FAX: (757)764-6512, Email: christopher.williams.196@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force oombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS)(Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571)256-2395, facsimile number (571)256-2431. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision than binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) CONTRACTS TO BE PERFORMED IN KOREA INVITED CONTRACTOR OR TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE STATUS UNDER U.S. - REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK) Invited Contractor (IC) and Technical Representative (TR) status shall be governed by the U.S.-ROK Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) as implemented by United States Forces Korea (USFK) Reg 700-19, which can be found under the "publications" tab on the US Forces Korea homepage http://www.usfk.mil (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "U.S. - ROK Status of Forces Agreement" (SOFA) means the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. of America, Regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea, as amended "Combatant Commander" means the commander of a unified or specified combatant command established in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 161. In Korea, the Combatant Commander is the Commander, United States Pacific Command. "United States Forces Korea" (USFK) means the subordinate unified command through which US forces would be sent to the Combined Forces Command fighting components. "Commander, United States Forces Korea" (COMUSK) means the commander of all U.S. forces present in Korea. In the Republic of Korea, COMUSK also serves as Commander, Combined Forces Command (CDR CFC) and Commander, United Nations Command (CDR UNC). "USFK, Assistant Chief of Staff, Acquisition Management" (USFK/FKAQ) means the principal staff office to USFK for all acquisition matters and administrator of the U.S.-ROK SOFA as applied to US and Third Country contractors under the Invited Contractor (IC) and Technical Representative (TR) Program (USFK Reg 700-19). "Responsible Officer (RO)" means a senior DOD employee (such as a military E5 and above or civilian GS-7 and above), appointed by the USFK Sponsoring Agency (SA), who is directly responsible for determining and administering appropriate logistics support for IC/TRs during contract performance in the ROK. (b) IC or TR status under the SOFA is subject to the written approval of USFK, Assistant Chief of Staff, Acquisition Management (FKAQ), Unit #15289, APO AP 96205-5289. (c) The contracting officer will coordinate with HQ USFK/FKAQ, IAW FAR 25.8, and USFK Reg 700-19. FKAQ will determine the appropriate contractor status under the SOFA and notify the contracting officer of that determination. (d) Subject to the above determination, the contractor, including its employees and lawful dependents, may be accorded such privileges and exemptions under conditions and limitations as specified in the SOFA and USFK Reg 700-19. These privileges and exemptions may be furnished during the performance period of the contract, subject to their availability and continued SOFA status. Logistics support privileges are provided on an as-available basis to properly authorized individuals. Some logistics support may be issued as Government Furnished Property or transferred on a reimbursable basis. (e) The contractor warrants and shall ensure that collectively, and individually, its officials and employees performing under this contract will not perform any contract, service, or other business activity in the ROK, except under U.S. Government contracts and that performance is IAW the SOFA. (f) The contractor's direct employment of any Korean-National labor for performance of this contract shall be governed by ROK labor law and USFK regulation(s) pertaining to the direct employment and personnel administration of Korean National personnel. (g) The authorities of the ROK have the right to exercise jurisdiction over invited contractors and technical representatives, including contractor officials, employees and their dependents, for offenses committed in the ROK and punishable by the laws of the ROK. In recognition of the role of such persons in the defense of the ROK, they will be subject to the provisions of Article XXII, SOFA, related Agreed Minutes and Understandings. In those cases in which the authorities of the ROK decide not to exercise jurisdiction, they shall notify the U.S. military authorities as soon as possible. Upon such notification, the military authorities will have the right to exercise jurisdiction as is conferred by the laws of the U.S. (h) Invited contractors and technical representatives agree to cooperate fully with the USFK Sponsoring Agency (SA) and Responsible Officer (RO) on all matters pertaining to logistics support and theater training requirements. Contractors will provide the assigned SA prompt and accurate reports of changes in employee status as required by USFK Reg 700-19. (i) Theater Specific Training. Training Requirements for IC/TR personnel shall be conducted in accordance with USFK Reg 350-2 Theater Specific Required Training for all Arriving Personnel and Units Assigned to, Rotating to, or in Temporary Duty Status to USFK. IC/TR personnel shall comply with requirements of USFK Reg 350-2. (j) Except for contractor air crews flying Air Mobility Command missions, all U.S. contractors performing work on USAF classified contracts will report to the nearest Security Forces Information Security Section for the geographical area where the contract is to be performed to receive information concerning local security requirements. (k) Invited Contractor and Technical Representative status may be withdrawn by USFK/FKAQ upon: (1) Completion or termination of the contract. (2) Determination that the contractor or its employees are engaged in business activities in the ROK other than those pertaining to U.S. armed forces. (3) Determination that the contractor or its employees are engaged in practices in contravention to Korean law or USFK regulations. (l) It is agreed that the withdrawal of invited contractor or technical representative status, or the withdrawal of, or failure to provide any of the privileges associated therewith by the U.S. and USFK, shall not constitute grounds for excusable delay by the contractor in the performance of the contract and will not justify or excuse the contractor defaulting in the performance of this contract. Furthermore, it is agreed that withdrawal of SOFA status for reasons outlined in USFK Reg 700-19, Section II, paragraph 6 shall not serve as a basis for the contractor filing any claims against the U.S. or USFK. Under no circumstance shall the withdrawal of SOFA Status or privileges be considered or construed as a breach of contract by the U.S. Government. (m) Support. (1) Unless the terms and conditions of this contract place the responsibility with another party, the COMUSK will develop a security plan to provide protection, through military means, of Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations when sufficient or legitimate civilian authority does not exist. (2)(i) All Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations are authorized resuscitative care, stabilization, hospitalization at level III military treatment facilities, and assistance with patient movement in emergencies where loss of life, limb, or eyesight could occur. Hospitalization will be limited to stabilization and short-term medical treatment with an emphasis on return to duty or placement in the patient movement system. (ii) When the Government provides medical or emergency dental treatment or transportation of Contractor personnel to a selected civilian facility, the Contractor shall ensure that the Government is reimbursed for any costs associated with such treatment or transportation. (iii) Medical or dental care beyond this standard is not authorized unless specified elsewhere in this contract. (3) Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, the Contractor is responsible for all other support required for its personnel engaged in the theater of operations under this contract. (n) Compliance with laws and regulations. The Contractor shall comply with, and shall ensure that its personnel supporting U.S Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause are familiar with and comply with, all applicable- (1) United States, host country, and third country national laws; (2) Treaties and international agreements; (3) United States regulations, directives, instructions, policies, and procedures; and (4) Orders, directives, and instructions issued by the COMUSK relating to force protection, security, health, safety, or relations and interaction with local nationals. Included in this list are force protection advisories, health advisories, area (i.e. "off-limits"), prostitution and human trafficking and curfew restrictions. (o) Vehicle or equipment licenses. IAW USFK Regulation 190-1, Contractor personnel shall possess the required licenses to operate all vehicles or equipment necessary to perform the contract in the theater of operations. All contractor employees/dependents must have either a Korean driver's license or a valid international driver's license to legally drive on Korean roads. (p) Evacuation. (1) If the COMUSK orders a non-mandatory or mandatory evacuation of some or all personnel, the Government will provide assistance, to the extent available, to United States and third country national contractor personnel. (2) Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO). (i) The contractor shall designate a representative to provide contractor personnel and dependents information to the servicing NEO warden as required by direction of the Responsible Officer. (ii) If contract period of performance in the Republic of Korea is greater than six months, non emergency essential contractor personnel and all IC/TR dependents shall participate in at least one USFK sponsored NEO exercise per year. (q) Next of kin notification and personnel recovery. (1) The Contractor shall be responsible for notification of the employee-designated next of kin in the event an employee dies, requires evacuation due to an injury, or is missing, captured, or abducted. (2) In the case of missing, captured, or abducted contractor personnel, the Government will assist in personnel recovery actions in accordance with DOD Directive 2310.2, Personnel Recovery. (3) IC/TR personnel shall accomplish Personnel Recovery/Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (PR/SERE) training in accordance with USFK Reg 525-40, Personnel Recovery Procedures and USFK Reg 350-2 Theater Specific Required Training for all Arriving Personnel and Units Assigned to, Rotating to, or in Temporary Duty Status to USFK. (r) Mortuary affairs. Mortuary affairs for contractor personnel who die while providing support in the theater of operations to U.S. Armed Forces will be handled in accordance with DOD Directive 1300.22, Mortuary Affairs Policy and Army Regulation 638-2, Care and Disposition of Remains and Disposition of Personal Effects. (s) USFK Responsible Officer (RO). The USFK appointed RO will ensure all IC/TR personnel complete all applicable training as outlined in this clause. (End of Clause) CONTRACTS TO BE PERFORMED IN JAPAN The Status of Forces Agreement between the United States and Japan (SOFA) governs the rights and obligations of the United States armed forces in Japan. Unless a contractor is present in Japan solely to perform under a contract with the United States for the sole benefit of the United States armed forces in Japan and is accorded privileges under SOFA Article XIV, it and its employees shall be subject to all the laws and regulations of Japan, including the US-Japan SOFA. Certain contractor employees and their dependents not accorded privileges under SOFA Article XIV may be accorded status under SOFA Article I(b) with potential eligibility for logistic support. Dependents of contractors or of contractor employees who receive SOFA Article XIV status do not receive SOFA status under SOFA Article XIV or SOFA Article I(b) based on their status as dependents. The Contractor shall comply with the instruction of the Contracting Officer concerning the entry of its employees, equipment, and supplies into Japan, and shall comply with all applicable Japanese laws and regulations as well United States Forces, Japan (USFJ) and USFJ component policies and regulations during the performance of this contract. (End of Clause)
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