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G--VA-FARGO Health Care System Homeless Shelter Drop-In Center Services for Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Black Hills Health Care System | Published July 20, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO 23), on behalf of the FARGO VA Health Care System (FARGO-VA) at 2101 Elm Street N., Fargo, ND 58102, contemplates issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) to award a single, commercial firm-fixed price contract to the responsible offeror for services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program in the Fargo, ND area. The goal of this particular HCHV program is to provide a safe, secure, and accessible homeless drop-in center environment where homeless veterans, or those at risk of homelessness, can present to address basic needs and receive referrals to both the community and VA resources. The period of performance is one year from the date of award (with four [4] one-year options exercised at the federal government's discretion) in accordance with all specifications, work statement, terms and conditions contained therein. Offers, including options, shall be evaluated using the LPTA (Lowest-Priced Technically Acceptable) method based upon the following: 1) Price 2) Technical acceptability The solicitation and any subsequent award will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 13, and relevant sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Veterans Administration Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). The applicable NAICS Code is 624310. The small business size standard is $11 million. This requirement is subject to full and open competition. The tentative issue date for any actual solicitation is August 1, 2016. Proposals will be due not less than 15 days after the issuance of any solicitation. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for offers. The Government is not obligated to issue a solicitation as a result of this notice. All respondents must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov and complete online Representations and Certifications at http://www.sam.gov. Amendments to the solicitation will be posted at http://www.fbo.gov. Offerors must obtain all notices and amendments to the solicitation through this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. No other information is available until issuance of the solicitation. Please submit written questions after solicitation is posted via email to Contracting Specialist, Angela Beck: angela.beck@va.gov. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Responses to questions pertaining to the solicitation will be provided through August 12, 2016 only.

Analysis of Gene Expression in CD146 Positive T Cells

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published May 5, 2015  -  Deadline May 12, 2015
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INTRODUCTION: THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Acquisitions (OA), on intends to negotiate and award a purchase order on a sole source noncompetitive basis the LC Sciences, 2575 W. Belfort, Houston, TX, 77003-5025 to perform analysis of gene expression in CD146 Positive T cells for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). BACKGROUND: The mission of the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is to perform robust scientific and clinical research leading to a better understanding of biology and clinical pathology. To attain this goal, we have built a strong basic science foundation and coupled it closely with innovative technology development and outstanding clinical research both at the NIH Clinical Center and in partnership with local hospitals. The purview of DIR's research is broad, encompassing investigations into the basic principles of molecular, cellular, and organ-level biology and their relationship to disease. Some current areas of fundamental interest include single molecule structure; protein assembly; molecular and cell biology; cell signaling and motility; membrane trafficking; physiology; systems biology; engineering and technology development. Insights into disease mechanisms derived from basic studies form the basis for translational research into new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. DIR investigators also conduct concept-based clinical studies in the areas of interventional and surgical cardiology; pulmonary medicine; sickle cell anemia; bone marrow transplant; and hematologic disorders. The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch conducts research on diseases that affect the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. Specific projects aim to answer clinically relevant questions using methods ranging from molecular level studies up to and including clinical projects in diagnostics, therapeutics, and interventions. The Branch places a strong emphasis on creating an environment where scientists and physician scientists can work together on disease-specific issues using the most appropriate approaches available in the spectrum between the bench and the bedside. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this procurement is to use next-generation sequencing technology to provide samples of mRNA and miRNA expression of T cells which are positive for the cell surface marker CD146 also known as Melanoma Cell Adhesion Molecule. ANTICIPATED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 3 months from date of award JUSTIFICATION: The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10-Market Research. The laboratory requires sequencing involving analytic support through pathway analysis that is critical in studying rare cell types in our disease state. Their analytical modeling and in-depth data analysis is essential for the type of research the laboratory performs. Per the authority of FAR 6.302-1, no other vendor can provide these unique sequencing capabilities. REGULATORY AUTHORITY: This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 13.106-1(b) Soliciting from a single source, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 541711, Research and Development in the Biotechnology and the Small Business Size Standard is 500 Employees. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation document, the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81, effective April 10, 2015. This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by May 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Responses must reference synopsis number HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-HI-2015-125-CDB, may be submitted to the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisition, COAC Services Branch, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Rm 6207, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7902, Attention: Chris Bocus. Response may be submitted electronically to chris.bocus@ nih.gov. Faxes will not be accepted. Responses will only be accepted if dated and signed by an authorized company representative. "All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency."

Replace Universal Network Controller

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published June 13, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-6612-S-16-0001 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-73. The associated NAICS code is 238210. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): SECTION 01 11 00 SUMMARY OF WORK04/16 PART 1 GENERAL 1.1 WORK COVERED BY CONTRACT DOCUMENTS 1.1.1 Project Description The work includes all necessary labor, equipment and materials to supply and install a Universal Network Controller (UNC) including programming graphics on the Building Automation System (BAS) at the Northern Crops Science Lab (NCSL). The existing UNC has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer supported. Site visit with Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) can be arranged, if necessary. 1.1.2 Location The work shall be located at the USDA ARS NCSL, 1307 18th Street North Fargo, North Dakota approximately as indicated. The exact location will be shown by the COR. 1.1.3 Remove UNC, install and program new UNC Contractor shall have software licenses for Schneider Electric Workplace Tech Tool and Schneider Electric Workplace Pro Tool. Contractor shall be factory trained and authorized for approved software. Contractor shall be regional representative of Schneider Electric I/A Series and Distech Controls systems. Provide all equipment, materials and labor to remove the UNC board in room 203. The metal enclosure shall be reused. a. New UNC shall meet the following:1. Java based controller/server- Distech Controls EC-BOS-7 or equivalent.2. Powered by NiagaraAX framework.3. Processor: IBM 440Epx Power PC 667 MHZ processor.4. Memory: 1 GB DDR-2 RAM and 512 MB serial flash.5. Battery backup: shutdown begins within 10 seconds.6. Real-time clock: 1 year backup via battery at a full charge.7. Communications, operating system, chassis, environment, and agency listings: Equal or greater than page 5 of 05DI-DSBS7AX-13. b. Program new UNC- Manually re-engineer existing R2 application to run in G3 application environment excluding mag chiller optimization package related points (see paragraph 1.1.4).1. COR shall approve graphics.2. Program the BAS alarms (see Section 23 09 23.13 20).3. Utilize embedded EC-gfx program. Clean up site. 1.1.4 Alternate 1- Program existing mag chiller optimization package points Program existing mag chiller optimization package points into new UNC. Mag chiller optimization related points shall be manually re-engineered from existing R2 application to run in G3 application environment. Contractor shall submit alternate 1 as separate line item on bid. 1.1.5 Alternate 2- EC-NetAX Supervisor Provide and install centralized data logging, archiving and alarming workstation. Data memory shall be "ring type" (newest data overwrites the oldest). Advise COR how much memory (GB) is needed to store data for 1 year (including NCSL and BRL). USDA shall provide PC and/or server, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Contractor shall submit alternate 2 as separate line item on bid. 1.1.6 Alternate 3- EC-NetAX EnerVue Provide and install energy monitoring, reporting and personalized energy dashboard. USDA shall provide kiosk hardware(PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse, as necessary). Contractor shall submit alternate 3 as separate line item on bid. a. Energy dashboard shall contain the following:1. Header- Date, time, building name and optional text.2. KWh consumed during previous week.3. Colored graph with weekday on x-axis and 15 minute KWh interval data on y-axis (current week one color and previous week a different color).4. Outdoor conditions- temperature and relative humidity.5. The dashboard shall provide a "kiosk mode" for publication of Dashboard views to a local monitor or kiosk. Provide the ability for user to build custom Screen Tip or informational "pop-up" window to give additional insight on a kiosk slide for the building occupants (EC-NetAX EnerVue p. 2).6. Real time Gauges- Gauge viewlets allow the USDA to track analog values such as room temperature (quantity 5), compressed air pressure (quantity 1), humidity (quantity 5) and level (quantity 0, for future use).7. Import a two (2) year history of utility bill data (water, steam and electricity), degree days and real-time electric meter data from chiller. b. Initial dashboard configuration and training session shall be provided by the contractor for USDA staff. The initial configuration shall include:1. Executive View.2. Demand Management View.3. Preferred Guest View. 1.1.7 Alternate 4- Upgrade firmware on controllers to increase network security Upgrade firmware on quantity fourteen (14) controllers. Some controllers are located at the BRL and some are at the NCSL. These controllers are showing up on IT vulnerability scans and upgrading firmware will fix IT vulnerability. 1.2 OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES Building(s) will be occupied during performance of work under this Contract. Before work is started, the Contractor shall arrange with the Contracting Officer a sequence of procedure, means of access, space for storage of materials and equipment, and use of approaches, corridors, and stairways. 1.3 EXISTING WORK In addition to "FAR 52.236-9, Protection of Existing Vegetation, Structures, Equipment, Utilities, and Improvements": a. Remove or alter existing work in such a manner as to prevent injury or damage to any portions of the existing work which remain. b. Repair or replace portions of existing work which have been altered during construction operations to match existing or adjoining work, as approved by the Contracting Officer. At the completion of operations, existing work shall be in a condition equal to or better than that which existed before new work started. PART 2 PRODUCTSNot used. PART 3 EXECUTION Project shall be completed within 90 days after notice to proceed. Bid shall have breakdown of materials and labor. -- End of Section -- SECTION 23 09 23.13 20 BACnet DIRECT DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR HVAC08/09 PART 1 GENERAL 1.1 REFERENCES The publications listed below form a part of this specification to the extent referenced. The publications are referred to in the text by the basic designation only. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS (ASHRAE) ASHRAE 135 (2012; Errata 2013) BACnet-A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks ASME INTERNATIONAL (ASME) ASME B31.1 (2012; INT 2-6, 8-10, 13, 15, 17-25, 27-31 and 42-46) Power Piping CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (CEA) CEA-709.1-C (2010) Control Network Protocol Specification INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION (ISO) ISO 8802-3 (2000) Information Technology - Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) NFPA 70 (2014) National Electrical Code UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES (UL) UL 506 (2008; Reprint Oct 2012) Specialty Transformers 1.2 DEFINITIONS 1.2.1 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135: BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, referred to as "BACnet". ASHRAE developed BACnet to provide a method for diverse building automation devices to communicate and share data over a network. 1.2.2 BACnet Building Automation and Control Network; the common name for the communication standard ASHRAE 135. The standard defines methods and protocol for cooperating building automation devices to communicate over a variety of LAN technologies. 1.2.3 BACnet/IP An extension of BACnet, Annex J, defines this mechanism using a reserved UDP socket to transmit BACnet messages over IP networks. A BACnet/IP network is a collection of one or more IP subnetworks that share the same BACnet network number. See also "BACnet Broadcast Management Device". 1.2.4 BACnet Internetwork Two or more BACnet networks, possibly using different LAN technologies, connected with routers. In a BACnet internetwork, there exists only one message path between devices. 1.2.5 BACnet Network One or more BACnet segments that have the same network address and are interconnected by bridges at the physical and data link layers. 1.2.6 BACnet Segment One or more physical segments of BACnet devices on a BACnet network, connected at the physical layer by repeaters. 1.2.7 BBMD BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD). A communications device, typically combined with a BACnet router. A BBMD forwards BACnet broadcast messages to BACnet/IP devices and other BBMDs connected to the same BACnet/IP network. Every IP subnetwork that is part of a BACnet/IP network must have only one BBMD. See also "BACnet/IP". 1.2.8 BAS Building Automation Systems, including DDC (Direct Digital Controls) used for facility automation and energy management. 1.2.9 BAS Owner The regional or local user responsible for managing all aspects of the BAS operation, including: network connections, workstation management, submittal review, technical support, control parameters, and daily operation. The BAS Owner for this project is Ben LaGasse. 1.2.10 BIBBs BACnet Interoperability Building Blocks. A collection of BACnet services used to describe supported tasks. BIBBs are often described in terms of "A" (client) and "B" (server) devices. The "A" device uses data provided by the "B" device, or requests an action from the "B" device. 1.2.11 BI BACnet International, formerly two organizations: the BACnet Manufacturers Association (BMA) and the BACnet Interest Group - North America (BIG-NA). 1.2.12 BI/BTL BACnet International/BACnet Testing Laboratories (Formerly BMA/BTL). The organization responsible for testing products for compliance with the BACnet standard, operated under the direction of BACnet International. 1.2.13 Bridge Network hardware that connects two or more network (or BACnet internetwork) segments at the physical and data link layers. A bridge may also filter messages. 1.2.14 Broadcast A message sent to all devices on a network segment. 1.2.15 Device Any control system component, usually a digital controller that contains a BACnet Device Object and uses BACnet to communicate with other devices. See also "Digital Controller". 1.2.16 Device Object Every BACnet device requires one Device Object, whose properties represent the network visible properties of that device. Every Device Object requires a unique Object Identifier number on the BACnet internetwork. This number is often referred to as the device instance. 1.2.17 Device Profile A collection of BIBBs determining minimum BACnet capabilities of a device, defined in ASHRAE Standard 135-2004, Annex L. Standard device profiles include BACnet Operator Workstations (B-OWS), BACnet Building Controllers (B-BC), BACnet Advanced Application Controllers (B-AAC), BACnet Application Specific Controllers (B-ASC), BACnet Smart Actuator (B-SA), andBACnet Smart Sensor (B-SS). Each device used in new construction is required to have a PICS statement listing BIBBs supported. 1.2.18 Digital Controller An electronic controller, usually with internal programming logic and digital and analog input/output capability, which performs control functions. In most cases, synonymous with a BACnet device described in this specification. See also "Device". 1.2.19 Direct Digital Control (DDC) Digital controllers performing control logic. Usually the controller directly senses physical values, makes control decisions with internal programs, and outputs control signals to directly operate switches, valves, dampers, and motor controllers. 1.2.20 DDC System A network of digital controllers, communication architecture, and user interfaces. A DDC system may include programming, sensors, actuators, switches, relays, factory controls, operator workstations, and various other devices, components, and attributes. 1.2.21 Ethernet A family of local-area-network technologies providing high-speed networking features over various media. 1.2.22 Firmware Software programmed into read only memory (ROM), flash memory, electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM), or erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM) chips. 1.2.23 Gateway Communication hardware connecting two or more different protocols, similar to human language translators. The Gateway translates one protocol into equivalent concepts for the other protocol. In BACnet applications, a gateway has BACnet on one side and non-BACnet (usually proprietary) protocols on the other side. 1.2.24 Half Router A device that participates as one partner in a BACnet point-to-point (PTP) connection. Two half-routers in an active PTP connection combine to form a single router. 1.2.25 Hub A common connection point for devices on a network. 1.2.26 Internet Protocol (IP, TCP/IP, UDP/IP) A communication method, the most common use is the World Wide Web. At the lowest level, it is based on Internet Protocol (IP), a method for conveying and routing packets of information over various LAN media. Two common protocols using IP are User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). UDP conveys information to well-known "sockets" without confirmation of receipt. TCP establishes "sessions", which have end-to-end confirmation and guaranteed sequence of delivery. 1.2.27 Input/Output (I/O) Physical inputs and outputs to and from a device, although the term sometimes describes software, or "virtual" I/O. See also "Points". 1.2.28 I/O Expansion Unit An I/O expansion unit provides additional point capacity to a digital controller. 1.2.29 IP subnet Internet protocol (IP) identifies individual devices with a 32-bit number divided into four groups from 0 to 255. Devices are often grouped and share some portion of this number. For example, one device has IP address 209.185.47.68 and another device has IP address 209.185.47.82. These two devices share Class C subnet 209.185.47.00 1.2.30 Local-Area Network (LAN) A communication network that spans a limited geographic area and uses the same basic communication technology throughout. 1.2.31 LonTalk CEA-709.1-C. A communication protocol developed by Echelon Corp. LonTalk is an optional physical and data link layer for BACnet. 1.2.32 MAC Address Media Access Control address. The physical node address that identifies a device on a Local Area Network. 1.2.33 Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) ISO 8802-3. One of the LAN options for BACnet. MSTP uses twisted-pair wiring for relatively low speed and low cost communication (up to 4,000 ft at 76.8K bps). 1.2.34 Native BACnet Device A device that uses BACnet as its primary, if not only, method of communication with other BACnet devices without intermediary gateways. A system that uses native BACnet devices at all levels is a native BACnet system. 1.2.35 Network Communication technology for data communications. BACnet approved network types are BACnet over Internet Protocol (IP), Point to Point (PTP) Ethernet, ARCNET, MS/TP, and LonTalk®. 1.2.36 Network Number A site-specific number assigned to each network segment to identify for routing. This network number must be unique throughout the BACnet internetwork. 1.2.37 Object The concept of organizing BACnet information into standard components with various associated properties. Examples include analog input objects and binary output objects. 1.2.38 Object Identifier An object property used to identify the object, including object type and instance. Object Identifiers must be unique within a device. 1.2.39 Object Properties Attributes of an object. Examples include present value and high limit properties of an analog input object. Properties are defined in ASHRAE 135; some are optional and some are required. Objects are controlled by reading from and writing to object properties. 1.2.40 Peer-to-Peer Peer-to-peer refers to devices where any device can initiate and respond to communication with other devices. 1.2.41 Performance Verification Test (PVT) The procedure for determining if the installed BAS meets design criteria prior to final acceptance. The PVT is performed after installation, testing, and balancing of mechanical systems. Typically the PVT is performed by the Contractor in the presence of the Government. 1.2.42 PID Proportional, integral, and derivative control; three parameters used to control modulating equipment to maintain a setpoint. Derivative control is often not required for HVAC systems (leaving "PI" control). 1.2.43 PICS Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS), describing the BACnet capabilities of a device. See BACnet, Annex A for the standard format and content of a PICS statement. 1.2.44 Points Physical and virtual inputs and outputs. See also "Input/Output". 1.2.45 PTP Point-to-Point protocol connects individual BACnet devices or networks using serial connections like modem-to-modem links. 1.2.46 Repeater A network component that connects two or more physical segments at the physical layer. 1.2.47 Router A BACnet router is a component that joins together two or more networks using different LAN technologies. Examples include joining a BACnet Ethernet LAN to a BACnet MS/TP LAN. 1.2.48 Stand-Alone Control Refers to devices performing equipment-specific and small system control without communication to other devices or computers for physical I/O, excluding outside air and other common shared conditions. Devices are located near controlled equipment, with physical input and output points limited to 64 or less per device, except for complex individual equipment or systems. Failure of any single device will not cause other network devices to fail. BACnet "Smart" actuators (B-SA profile) and sensors (B-SS profile) communicating on a network with a parent device are exempt from stand-alone requirements. 1.3 BACNET DIRECT DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR HVAC DESCRIPTION a. Remove existing and provide new BACnet and merge with existing BACnet DDC systems including associated equipment and accessories. All new devices are accessible using a Web browser interface and communicate using ASHRAE 135 BACnet communications without the use of gateways, unless gateways are shown on the design drawings and specifically requested by the Government. Where gateways are allowed, they must support ASHRAE 135, including all object properties and read-write services shown on Government approved interoperability schedules. Manufacturer's products, including design, materials, fabrication, assembly, inspection, and testing shall be in accordance with ASHRAE 135, ASME B31.1, and NFPA 70, except where indicated otherwise. b. The existing DDC system is manufactured by Schneider Electric. 1.3.1 Design Requirements 1.3.1.1 Control System Drawings Title Sheet Provide a title sheet for the control system drawing set. Include the project title, project location, contract number, the controls contractor preparing the drawings, an index of the control drawings in the set, and a legend of the symbols and abbreviations used throughout the control system drawings. 1.3.1.2 List of I/O Points Also known as a Point Schedule, provide for each input and output point physically connected to a digital controller: point name, point description, point type (Analog Output (AO), Analog Input (AI), Binary Output (BO), Binary Input (BI)), point sensor range, point actuator range, point address, BACnet object, associated BIBBS (where applicable), and point connection terminal number. Typical schedules for multiple identical equipment are allowed unless otherwise requested in design or contract criteria. 1.3.1.3 BACnet Communication Architecture Schematic Provide a schematic showing the project's entire BACnet communication network, including addressing used for LANs, LAN devices including routers and bridges, gateways, controllers, workstations, and field interface devices. If applicable, show connection to existing networks. 1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE 1.4.1 Standard Products Provide material and equipment that are standard manufacturer's products currently in production and supported by a local service organization. 1.4.2 Delivery, Storage, and Handling Handle, store, and protect equipment and materials to prevent damage before and during installation according to manufacturer's recommendations, and as approved by the Contracting Officer. Replace damaged or defective items. 1.4.3 Operating Environment Protect components from humidity and temperature variation, dust, and contaminants. If components are stored before installation, keep them within the manufacturer's limits. 1.4.4 Verification of Dimensions The contractor shall verify all dimensions in the field, and advise the Contracting Officer of any discrepancy before performing work. 1.4.5 Modification of References The advisory provisions in ASME B31.1 and NFPA 70 are mandatory. Substitute "shall" for "should" wherever it appears and interpret all references to the "authority having jurisdiction" and "owner" to mean the Contracting Officer. 1.4.6 Project Sequence The control system work for this project shall proceed in the following order: a. Perform the control system installation work, including all field check-outs and tuning. b. Submit and receive approval of the Controls System Operators Manual specified under the paragraph "CONTROLS SYSTEM OPERATORS MANUALS." c. Deliver the final Controls System Operators Manuals. d. Conduct the Phase I Training e. Conduct the Phase II Training PART 2 PRODUCTS 2.1 DDC SYSTEM a. Provide a networked DDC system for stand-alone control in compliance with the latest revision of the ASHRAE 135 BACnet standard. Include all programming, objects, and services required to meet the sequence of control. Provide BACnet communications between the DDC system and native BACnet devices furnished with HVAC equipment and plant equipment including chillers and variable frequency drives. 2.1.1 DDC Software 2.1.1.1 ProgrammingProvide graphic-based programming to execute the sequence of operation indicated. Provide all programming and tools to configure and program all controllers. Provide programming routines in simple, easy-to-follow logic with detailed text comments describing what the logic does and how it corresponds to the project's written sequence of operation. a. Graphic-based programming shall use a library of function blocks made from pre-programmed code designed for BAS control. Function blocks shall be assembled with interconnecting lines, depicting the control sequence in a flowchart. If providing a computer with device programming tools as part of the project, graphic programs shall be viewable in real time showing present values and logical results from each function block. 2.1.1.2 Parameter Modification All writeable object properties, and all other programming parameters needed to comply with the project specification shall be adjustable for devices at any network level, including those accessible with web-browser communication, and regardless of programming methods used to create the applications. 2.1.1.3 Short Cycling Prevention Provide setpoint differentials and minimum on/off times to prevent equipment short cycling. 2.1.1.4 Equipment Status Delay Provide an adjustable delay from when equipment is commanded on or off and when the control program looks to the status input for confirmation. 2.1.1.5 Run Time Accumulation Use the Elapsed Time Property to provide re-settable run time accumulation for each Binary Output Object connected to mechanical loads greater than 1 HP, electrical loads greater than 10 KW, or wherever else specified. 2.1.1.6 Time Synchronization Provide time synchronization, including adjustments for leap years, daylight saving time, and operator time adjustments. 2.1.1.7 Scheduling Provide operating schedules as indicated, with equipment assigned to groups. Changing the schedule of a group shall change the operating schedule of all equipment in the group. Groups shall be capable of operator creation, modification, and deletion. Provide capability to view and modify schedules in a seven-day week format. Provide capability to enter holiday and override schedules one full year at a time. 2.1.1.8 Object Property Override Allow writeable object property values to accept overrides to any valid value. Where specified or required for the sequence of control, the Out-Of-Service property of Objects shall be modifiable using BACnet's write property service. When documented, exceptions to these requirement are allowed for life, machine, and process safeties. 2.1.1.9 Alarms and Events Alarms and events shall be capable of having programmed time delays and high-low limits. When a computer workstation or web server is connected to the BACnet internetwork, alarms/events shall report to the dialer as defined by an authorized operator. Otherwise alarms/events shall be stored within a device on the BACnet network until connected to a user interface device and retrieved. Provide alarms/events in agreement with the point schedule, sequence of operation, and the BAS Owner. At a minimum, provide programming to initiate alarms/events any time a piece of equipment fails to operate, a control point is outside normal range or condition shown on schedules, communication to a device is lost, a device has failed, or a controller has lost its memory. 2.1.1.10 Trending Provide BACnet trend services capable of trending all object present values set points, and other parameters indicated for trending on project schedules. Trends may be associated into groups, and a trend report may be set up for each group. Trends are stored within a device on the BACnet network, with operator selectable trend intervals from 10 seconds up to 60 minutes. The minimum number of consecutive trend values stored at one time shall be 100 per variable. When trend memory is full, the most recent data shall overwrite the oldest data. 2.1.1.11 Device Diagnostics Each controller shall have diagnostic LEDs for power, communication, and device fault condition. The DDC system shall recognize and report a non-responsive controller. 2.1.1.12 Power Loss Upon restoration of power, the DDC system shall perform an orderly restart and restoration of control. 2.2 ELECTRICAL POWER AND DISTRIBUTION 2.2.1 Transformers Transformers shall conform to UL 506. For control power other than terminal level equipment, provide a fuse or circuit breaker on the secondary side of each transformer. 2.2.2 Wiring Provide complete electrical wiring for the DDC System, including wiring to transformer primaries. Unless indicated otherwise, provide all normally visible or otherwise exposed wiring in conduit. Where conduit is required, control circuit wiring shall not run in the same conduit as power wiring over 100 volts. Run all circuits over 100 volts in conduit, metallic tubing, covered metal raceways, or armored cable. Use plenum-rated cable for circuits under 100 volts in enclosed spaces. Examples of these spaces include HVAC plenums, within walls, above suspended ceilings, in attics, and within ductwork. 2.2.2.1 Power Wiring The following requirements are for field-installed wiring: a. Wiring for 24 V circuits shall be insulated copper 18 AWG minimum and rated for 300 VAC service. b. Wiring for 120 V circuits shall be insulated copper 14 AWG minimum and rated for 600 VAC service. PART 3 EXECUTION 3.1 INSTALLATION Perform the installation under the supervision of competent technicians regularly employed in the installation of DDC systems. 3.1.1 BACnet Naming and Addressing Coordinate with the BAS Owner and provide unique naming and addressing for BACnet networks and devices. a. MAC Address Every BACnet device shall have an assigned and documented MAC Address unique to its network. For Ethernet networks, document the MAC Address assigned at its creation. For ARCNET or MS/TP, assign from 00 to 64. b. Network Numbering Assign unique numbers to each new network installed on the BACnet internetwork. Provide ability for changing the network number; either by device switches, network computer, or field operator interface. The BACnet internetwork (all possible connected networks) can contain up to 65,534 possible unique networks. c. Device Object Identifier Property Number Assign unique Device "Object_Identifier" property numbers or device instances for each device on the BACnet internetwork. Provide for future modification of the device instance number; either by device switches, network computer, or field interface. BACnet allows up to 4,194,302 possible unique devices per internetwork. d. Device Object Name Property Text The Device Object Name property field shall support 32 minimum printable characters. Assign unique Device "Object_Name" property names with plain-English descriptive names for each device.For example, the Device Object Name that for the device controlling the chiller plant at Building 3408 would be: Device Object_Name = CW System B3408 A Device Object Name for a VAV box controller might be: Device Object_Name = VAV BOX25 e. Object Name Property Text (Other than Device Objects) The Object Name property field shall support 32 minimum printable characters. Assign Object Name properties with plain-English names descriptive of the application. Examples include "Zone 1 Temperature" and "Fan Start/Stop". f. Object Identifier Property Number (Other than Device Objects) Assign Object Identifier property numbers according to design drawings or tables if provided. If not provided, Object Identifier property numbers may be assigned at the Contractor's discretion but must be approved by the Government. In this case they must be documented and unique for like object types within the device. 3.1.2 Minimum BACnet Object Requirements a. Use of Standard BACnet Objects For the following points and parameters, use standard BACnet objects, where all relevant object properties can be read using BACnet's Read Property Service, and all relevant object properties can be modified using BACnet's Write Property Service:all device physical inputs and outputs, all set points, all PID tuning parameters, all calculated pressures, flow rates, and consumption values, all alarms, all trends, all schedules, and all equipment and lighting circuit operating status. b. BACnet Object Description Property The Object Description property shall support 32 minimum printable characters. For each object, complete the description property field using a brief, narrative, plain English description specific to the object and project application. For example: "HW Pump 1 Proof." Document compliance, length restrictions, and whether the description is writeable in the device PICS. c. Analog Input, Output, and Value Objects Support and provide Description and/or Device_Type text strings matching signal type and engineering units shown on the points list. d. Binary Input, Output, and Value Objects Support and provide Inactive_Text and Active_Text property descriptions matching conditions shown on the points list. e. Calendar Object For devices with scheduling capability, provide at least one Calendar Object with ten-entry capacity. All operators may view Calendar Objects; authorized operators may make modifications from a workstation. Enable the writeable Date List property and support all calendar entry data types. f. Schedule Object Use Schedule Objects for all building system scheduling. All operators may view schedule entries; authorized operators may modify schedules from a workstation. g. Loop Object or Equal Use Loop Objects or equivalent BACnet objects in each applicable field device for PID control. Regardless of program method or object used, allow authorized operators to adjust the Update Interval, Setpoint, Proportional Constant, Integral Constant, and Derivative Constant using BACnet read/write services. 3.1.3 Minimum BACnet Service Requirements a. Command Priorities Use commandable BACnet objects to control machinery and systems, providing the priority levels listed below. If the sequence of operation requires a different priority, obtain approval from the Contracting Officer.   Priority Level Application1 Manual-Life Safety2 Automatic-Life Safety3 (User Defined)4 (User Defined)5 Critical Equipment Control6 Minimum On/Off7 (User Defined)8 Manual Operator9 (User Defined)10 (User Defined)11 Load Shedding12 (User Defined)13 (User Defined)14 (User Defined)15 (User Defined)16 (User Defined) b. Alarming (1) Alarm Priorities - Coordinate alarm and event notification with the BAS Owner. (2) Notification Class - Enable writeable Priority, Ack Required, and Recipient List properties of Notification Class objects. (3) Event Notification Message Texts - Use condition specific narrative text and numerical references for alarm and event notification. c. Updating Displayed Property Values Allow workstations to display property values at discrete polled intervals, or based on receipt of confirmed and unconfirmed Change of Value notifications. The COV increment shall be adjustable by an operator using BACnet services, and polled intervals shall be adjustable at the operator workstation. 3.1.4 Accessibility Install all equipment so parts requiring periodic inspection, operation, maintenance, and repair are readily accessible. Install digital controllers, data ports, and concealed actuators, valves, dampers, and like equipment in locations freely accessible through access doors. 3.2 CONTROLS SYSTEM OPERATORS MANUALS Provide one electronic and two printed copies of a Controls System Operators Manual. The manual shall be specific to the project, be written to actual project conditions, and provide a complete and concise depiction of the installed work. Provide information in detail to clearly explain all operation requirements for the control system. Provide with each manual: CDs of the project's control system drawings, control programs, data bases, graphics, and all items listed below. Include gateway back-up data and configuration tools where applicable. Provide CDs in jewel case with printed and dated project-specific labels on both the CD and the case. For text and drawings, use Adobe Acrobat or MS Office file types. When approved by the Government, AutoCAD and Visio files are allowed. Give files descriptive English names and organize in folders. Provide printed manuals in sturdy 3-ring binders with a title sheet on the outside of each binder indicating the project title, project location, contract number, and the controls contractor name, address, and telephone number. Each binder shall include a table of contents and tabbed dividers, with all material neatly organized. Manuals shall include the following: a. A copy of the as-built control system (shop) drawings set, with all items specified under the paragraph "Submittals." Indicate all field changes and modifications. b. A copy of the project's mechanical design drawings, including any official modifications and revisions. c. A copy of the project's approved Product Data submittals provided under the paragraph "Submittals." d. A copy of the project's approved Performance Verification Testing Plan and Report. e. Printouts of all control system programs, including controller setup pages if used. Include plain-English narratives of application programs, flowcharts, and source code. f. Printouts of all physical input and output object properties, including tuning values, alarm limits, calibration factors, and set points. g. A table entitled "AC Power Table" listing the electrical power source for each controller. Include the building electrical panel number, panel location, and circuit breaker number. h. The DDC manufacturer's hardware and software manuals in both print and CD format with printed project-specific labels. Include installation and technical manuals for all controller hardware, operator manuals for all controllers, programming manuals for all controllers, operator manuals for all workstation software, installation and technical manuals for the workstation and notebook, and programming manuals for the workstation and notebook software. i. A list of qualified control system service organizations for the work provided under this contract. Include their addresses and telephone numbers. j. A written statement entitled "Technical Support" stating the control system manufacturer or authorized representative will provide toll-free telephone technical support at no additional cost to the Government for a minimum of two years from project acceptance. Technical support shall be furnished by experienced service technicians, and will be available during normal weekday working hours. Include the toll-free technical support telephone number. k. A written statement entitled "Software Upgrades" stating software and firmware patches and updates will be provided upon request at no additional cost to the Government for a minimum of two years from contract acceptance. Include a table of all DDC system software and firmware provided under this contract, listing the original release dates, version numbers, part numbers, and serial numbers. 3.3 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Provide a qualified instructor (or instructors) with two years minimum field experience with the installation and programming of similar BACnet DDC systems. Orient training to the specific systems installed. Coordinate training times with the Contracting Officer and BAS Owner after receiving approval of the training course documentation. Training shall take place at the job site and/or a nearby Government-furnished location. A training day shall occur during normal working hours, last no longer than 2 hours. The project's approved Controls System Operators Manual shall be used as the training text. The Contractor shall ensure the manuals are submitted, approved, and available to hand out to the trainees before the start of training. 3.3.1 Phase I Training - Fundamentals The Phase I training session shall last one hour and be conducted in a classroom environment with complete audio-visual aids provided by the contractor. Provide each trainee a printed 8.5 by 11 inch hard-copy of all visual aids used. Upon completion of the Phase I Training, each trainee should fully understand the project's DDC system fundamentals. The training session shall include the following: a. BACnet fundamentals (objects, services, addressing) and how/where they are used on this project b. This project's list of control system components c. This project's list of points and objects d. This project's device and network communication architecture e. This project's sequences of control f. Alarm capabilities g. Trending capabilities h. Troubleshooting communication errors i. Troubleshooting hardware errors 3.3.2 Phase II Training - Operation Provide Phase II Training shortly after completing Phase I Training. The Phase II training session shall last one hour and be conducted at the DDC system workstation, at a notebook computer connected to the DDC system in the field, and at other site locations as necessary. Upon completion of the Phase II Training, each trainee should fully understand the project's DDC system operation. The training session shall include the following: a. A walk-through tour of the mechanical system and the installed DDC components (controllers, valves, dampers, surge protection, switches, thermostats, sensors, etc.) b. A discussion of the components and functions at each DDC panel c. Logging-in and navigating at each operator interface type d. Using each operator interface to find, read, and write to specific controllers and objects e. Modifying and downloading control program changes f. Modifying setpoints g. Creating, editing, and viewing trends h. Creating, editing, and viewing alarms i. Creating, editing, and viewing operating schedules and schedule objects j. Backing-up and restoring programming and databases k. Modifying graphic text, backgrounds, dynamic data displays, and links to other graphics l. Creating new graphics and adding new dynamic data displays and links m. Alarm and Event management n. Adding and removing network devices End of Section --   - 52.211-6 -- Brand Name or Equal (1999)- (a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as "brand name or equal," the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government's needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that "equal" products must meet are specified in the solicitation.- (b) To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must-- (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation;- (2) Clearly identify the item by-- (i) Brand name, if any; and- (ii) Make or model number;- (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and- (4) Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification.- (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer.- (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an "equal" product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation.- - (End of provision) This is a Buy Best Value acquisition. The Government will award a Purchase Order resulting from this Request for Quotes to the responsible offeror whose quote is conforming to the solicitation and represents the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD 1. Past Performance -Quotes will be evaluated based on the offeor's past performance as provided by the offerors references. 2. Offeror's Technical Solution-The Government will evaluate the performance of the offeror's product for capability and performance. 3. Quality and Reliability-Quotes will be evaluated on the offeror's product for its level of Quality and Reliability. 4. Price-The quoted price is fair and reasonable. NOTE: All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. Factors and sub-factors are prioritized in the following order of importance (i.e. most important first, least important last) for award evaluation 2, 3, 1, 4.The Government will evaluate quotes for award purposes, considering the evaluation factors above, and will award to that offeror whose proposal represents the best value to the Government. Must be on GSA schedule; please list your GSA contract number, make sure you are registered in SAM as well as provide your DUNS number and a point of contact. This quote must be valid until 10/31/2015   Description: Facility Containment Restrictions: Delivery is to the Red River Agriculture Research Center (RRVARC). Contractor employee(s) must adhere to facility safety regulations. RRVARC does not have a loading dock; or a standard fork lift on site for delivery.   52.232-18 Availability of Funds.Availability of Funds (Apr 1984)Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.(End of Clause) Inspection and Acceptance Terms: Supplies will be inspected and accepted by the End User / Purchasing Agent at destination. Representations: Please include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. Applicable Provisions: The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management: AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical specifications/support, and price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Invoices must be submitted into the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP). IPP is a government-wide secure web-based payment information service offered free of charge to government agencies and their suppliers by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS). One-time enrollment in IPP means that you will receive a series of e-mails from Treasury services. The first email will have the IPP Logon ID and link to the IPP application. A second e-mail, containing the password will be sent within 24 hours. Once you receive these emails, please login to the IPP application and complete the registration process. Benefits of registering with IPP include the ability for your company to create invoices directly from a contract award and submit them electronically, as well as: · e-mail notification when invoice(s) are paid · online payment history · remittance download The e-mail notification of payment is sent when a payment is distributed to your bank account and will include all pertinent payment information. The IPP Customer Support Desk is available to assist users Monday through Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 8:00AM - 6:00PM ET, including answering any questions related to accessing IPP or completing the registration process. Their toll-free number is 1-866-973-3131 2 or they can be reached at: IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Controller Operations Division Help Desk at: 1-877-243-3072 or cod.help@usda.gov. The successful vendor must be enrolled in IPP to submit invoices and receive payment. If the successful vendor firm is already enrolled in IPP invoices are to be submitted under the vendors existing IPP enrollment. Clause 52.223-2 requires: The contractor shall report to the environmental point of contact, with a copy to the Contracting Officer, on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the contractor during the previous fiscal year. The report must be submitted not later than October 31 of each year during contract performance and at the end of contract performance.

Z--Replace Building 46 Roof

Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach VANLO | Published February 24, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, has a requirement for the Replacement of Building 46 Roof. A Firm-Fixed Price Construction award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish management, supervision, labor, transportation, equipment, and materials, and perform work to demolish existing roof, discard it properly, and replace with a new metal insulated roof. Work will be performed in a functioning hospital environment, which will remain operational during the project duration. Request for Proposal (RFP, including technical specifications) will be available electronically on or about March 12, 2015, at the following website: www.fedbizopps.gov. Offerors will search for solicitation VA262-15-R-0466 to access solicitation documents and any Amendments. INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. HOWEVER, OFFERORS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS. Ninety day offer acceptance period will be required. Proposals shall be submitted electronically to the email address provided in the solicitation. A mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference and Site Visit shall be held, date/time/location to be provided with the solicitation. NAICS: 238160, Small Business Size Standard: $15 Million. Project Magnitude: Between $100,000 and $250,000. Offerors must be verified in the VetBiz.gov Vendor Information Pages at www.vetbiz.gov, and currently registered on System for Award Management (SAM), www.sam.gov. This acquisition is solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.

Influenza Free Ferret Supply for Improving Public Health

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published April 12, 2016
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) intends to issue a full and open competition Request for Proposal (RFP) to support National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) /Influenza Division. This will be a recompete requirement to an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) current contract. It is anticipated that the resultant contract will be firm-fixed-price (FFP) IDIQ type contract and will have a period of performance of twelve (12) month base period and four (4) twelve (12) month option periods. The applicable NAICS code is 112930. The RFP will be posted on FedBizOpps and is expected to be released on or about May 03, 2016. Interested parties are responsible for checking the website regularly for release of the RFP and for other procurement-related documents. TELEPHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The information provided in this pre-solicitation is for information purposes only. If there are any differences in the information provided here and the actual solicitation when released, the information provided in the actual solicitation shall govern. Background and Need: The Influenza Division at CDC requires access to healthy ferrets that are serologically negative against all influenza virus strains. These animals are needed for i) the production of strain-specific immune sera for use as a diagnostic reagent and to monitor antigenic drift of circulating influenza viruses which is necessary to assist with influenza vaccine composition recommendations ii) the safety and efficacy testing of vaccine candidates against influenza viruses with the potential to cause a pandemic and iii) the evaluation of the virulence, transmissibility and antiviral resistance of emerging influenza viruses that pose a threat to public health. Pursuing these critical missions of the Influenza Division is dependent on a constant and reliable supply of influenza-free ferrets. Project Objective - The purpose of this contract is to secure a stable supply of healthy ferrets that are sero-negative against influenza A and B viruses so that the Influenza Division at CDC can provide accurate and reliable assessments of influenza surveillance, safety and efficacy of vaccine candidates and risk assessments of emerging influenza viruses that pose a threat to public health. Scope of Work - The contractor will provide the CDC with a monthly inventory of ferrets available for purchase. This inventory must include at least 50 healthy, male ferrets that are 3-6 months of age and are sero-negative against influenza A and B viruses. The contractor will provide up to 116 ferret pre-bleeds per month selected by the CDC based on the provided inventory list. Sera will be tested by the CDC to confirm sero-negativity. The contractor will deliver up to 116 ferrets per month in a single delivery each month based on the testing results and projected needs of the CDC. All ferrets will be transported in sealed, HEPA-filtered containers and in a climate controlled environment. Technical Requirements Ferret Inventory Maintenance: All CDC-bound ferrets at the contractor's facility will be maintained inside of a HEPAfiltered enclosure. All staff entering the enclosure will wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including respirator to protect the animals from potential exposure to influenza virus. Any staff experiencing influenza-like illness will not enter the ferret housing enclosure. An up to date inventory account of available ferrets will be provided to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) at the CDC via email by the 1st day of each month and will include the dates of birth for each lot of animals. The ferret inventory will be maintained so that at least 50 healthy, male ferrets that are seronegative to influenza A and B viruses will be available on any given month. The age of these ferrets will be restricted to 3-6 months at the time of inventory assessment. Each month the CDC will select up to 116 ferrets from the inventory to screen for potential purchase; the COR will communicate this selection to the contractor in an email. Delivery of Ferret Prebleeds: The contractor will collect blood samples from each of the selected ferrets and will isolate approximately 0.2-0.5 mL of serum from each sample. This will be accomplished by centrifugation of whole blood and transfer of the separated top layer of serum to a fresh, sterile vial that is labeled with the corresponding ferret ear tag number. Within 3 business days of the CDC's request for prebleeds, the contractor will ship the frozen serum samples via overnight delivery to the CDC so that they arrive on a non-holiday, business day. The contractor will also email the COR a list of the prebleeds (itemized by ferret ID) with each ferret's date of birth included. The sera will be tested for the presence of influenza antibody by the CDC and, based on the results, the COR will communicate via email which ferrets should be delivered to the CDC. Delivery of Ferrets: Up to 12 deliveries per year (1 per month) will be scheduled between the contractor and the COR at the CDC. Each delivery will be scheduled within two weeks of the COR's communication of screening results to the contractor. All ferrets will be housed in sealed, HEPA-filtered animal transport containers and transportation will occur in a climate controlled environment. Transport containers will be positioned so that ample airflow is maintained during transport. Ferrets are extremely sensitive to elevated temperatures. Anyone loading or unloading the ferrets should wear personal protective equipmentincluding a respirator to protect the animals from potential exposure to influenza during transport to the CDC. If ferrets are transported via ground, a back-up vehicle will be available in case the primary transport vehicle malfunctions. Replacement Prebleeds and Ferrets: Any ferret prebleed found to be sero-positive will be replaced with another from a ferretchosen by the COR at no cost to CDC. Any ferrets that die in transit will be replaced bythe contractor at no cost to the CDC. Any ferret identified as sero-positive after beingtested upon arrival at the CDC will be replaced by the contractor at no cost to the CDC.

39--Two aerostat unmanned balloon tethering winches to be used in the aerial sampli

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline July 28, 2015
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PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division (CPOD) and, Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). This solicitation is to be competed utilizing full and open competition under FAR Part 12 Commercial Procedures, and FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The government anticipates awarding a single firm-fixed-price contract for two (2) battery-operated, remotely controllable winches capable of meeting the performance and technical requirements denoted below: - 24 V DC power system with charging system. But batteries not included in this purchase. - Tether feed system capable of ensuring against tether wear when the tether feeds out in any direction respective to the winch axis. - Tether guide, system frame, system mount must be capable of withstanding significant (3G) forces - Water resistant - Controllable, variable speed, >75 feet/min operation under load, gear range can be changed for different aerostat sizes - Spring activated, electrically released brake system - Soft start, soft braking stop operation to avoid sudden changes on payload - Forward and reverse, full power - Remotely operable up to at least 1 mile in range. - Remote control handset and winch-mounted button control - Rack frame or legs for mounting on an ATV bed (e.g., John Deere Gator) - Holds 1,000 ft of 1,000+ lb test Spectra tether (e.g., 6125 braid) - Line tension torque: at least 60 lbs - Must hold load without spinning and without the need to engage the controller motor as a brake - Level tether line spooling if drum > 20 cm across - Options for controller or power failure (e.g., hand winch) - Contractor must provide written documentation to set-up, operate, and maintain the system. - Contractor must provide documented, demonstrated experience with this product in an aerostat/tether operation. - 1 year Manufacturer¿s warranty for parts and labor Deliverables: Electric winch (Qty ¿ 2) Remote Control (Qty - 2) This procurement will be conducted utilizing NAICS Code 333923 with a size standard of 500 employees. Award will be made to the offeror whose solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Technical and Past Performance, when combined are approximately equal to price. Notices of any amendments to this FedBizOps synopsis, including the Requests for Quotation, will be posted using the FedConnect web portal at www.fedconnect.net. The Request for Quote will be posted on or about July 28, 2015. Award is anticipated in August, 2015. FedConnect is a web portal that connects agencies and vendors to streamline the process of doing business with the federal government. Through FedConnect contractors will be able to receive, review and respond to contract pre- and post-award actions and documents such as correspondence, request for proposals, tasking instruments and contract modifications. The use of FedConnect also furthers the EPA¿s commitment to moving towards a paperless acquisition environment by reducing its carbon footprint and conducting its business in an ecologically friendly manner. Offerors must submit all technical questions / responses concerning this synopsis electronically through FedConnect at www.fedconnect.net, reference number: RFQ-OH-15-00152 within 7 calendar days of the date of publication of this notice. Offerors must register with FedConnect as an interested party to submit questions and to view responses. Telephone requests for the request for quotation will not be honored. To register in FedConnect vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Please note that vendors MUST have their SAM profile set to ¿public,¿ otherwise FedConnect will not be able to access the SAM information required to validate vendor credentials. There is no charge for registration in FedConnect or SAM. For assistance in registering or for other FedConnect technical questions please call the FedConnect Help Desk at (800) 899-6665 or email at support@fedconnect.net. For technical issues or questions regarding FedConnect, either email support@fedconnect.net or call 1-800-899-6665. The FedConnect Support Center is staffed Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., EDT, except Federal holidays. You may also find the FedConnect Ready, Set, Go tutorial helpful for tips on setting up and managing your company¿s account: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/Marketing/Documents/FedConnect_Ready_Set_Go.pdf

66--Measuring Equipment

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published April 26, 2016  -  Deadline May 10, 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 16-T-0208 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 334519 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside 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 2016-05-10 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996 The MICC West Point requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Agilent - MSOX2024A MSOX2024A Mixed Signal Oscilloscope: 200 MHz, 4 Analog Plus 8 Digital Channels 8.5-inch WVGA display, 16, EA; LI 002: Elenco XP-770 ?Number of outputs: Three - Two variable and One fixed. ?Input Voltages: 104 - 127VAC (60Hz) ?or 207 - 253VAC (50Hz) ?Protection: Current limited and short-circuits ?Display Accuracy: Voltage +1% +2 digits; Current +2% +2 digits ?Environment: 32?F - 104?F (0?F - +40?C) ?Relative humidity LI 003: Agilent E3634A DC power Supply; Single Output; Dual Range 0-25V;7A;0-50V; 4A 160/200W - GPIB, 10, 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 West Point 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 West Point 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. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. 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. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. 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 52.212-3, 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 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm

42--OPTION - Protective Ballistic Panel

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 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 10920540 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 2005-90. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 313210 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside 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 2016-09-15 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Fort Harrison, MT 59602 The National Guard - Montana requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/19/2016 - 11/03/2016 LI 001: Force Pro Barriers ballistic panels, 46, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/19/2016 - 02/03/2017 LI 001: SCOPE OF WORK: Furnish 46 to 70 which meet UL 752 Level 8 and/or NIJ Level III, portable, bullet resistant clear, with lockable steel casters. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: ? Size approximately 4? x 7?- must fit through standard residential height doorway ? (35?X83?) while on caster wheels ? Panels must be equipped with wheels so they may be easily reconfigured in an office environment without the use of heavy equipment. ? Meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 752 Level 8 Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment and/or National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 018.01 Level III, Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials. ? Entire ballistic panel must be see through. ? Panel protection must be bidirectional (bullet resistant capability must be for both sides of the panel). ? ****Panels must fit through a common interior doorway (35?X83?) with wheels attached, 17, 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, National Guard - Montana 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. National Guard - Montana 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. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. SAM accounts that show pending, submitted, de-activated or anything other than active at the time of award will not be considered for award. See FAR 4.1102(a) The Montana Army National Guard is looking to award to a single vendor based on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA - FAR 15.101-2). Award will be a Firm Fixed Price Contract under FAR 12.207(a). New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. 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. 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 52.212-3, 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/. Invoicing will be through Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) at https://wawf.eb.mil/. Payments will be via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through DFAS Indy. As prescribed in 17.208(d), insert a clause substantially the same as the following: Option for Increased Quantity (Mar 1989) The Government may increase the quantity of supplies called for in the Schedule at the unit price specified. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 90 days. Delivery of the added items shall continue at the same rate as the like items called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree.

Grounds Maintenance non-personal services for the Key West WFO Florida (WFO) National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWS)

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 12, 2016
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***AS A REMINDER, THIS REQUIREMENT IS UNDER THE WHAT USED TO BE THE SERVICE CONTRACT ACT (SCA) AND IS NOW CALLED THE SERVICE CONTRACT LABOR STANDARDS STATUTE (SCLS), WAGE DETERMINATION (WD) WD 05-2119 REV 18. THIS WD PROVIDES THAT THE HOURLY RATE FOR GROUNDS KEEPING NON-PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM IS A COMBINATION OF THE HOURLY WAGE RATE OF $11.40 PLUS THE HEALTH & WELFARE AMOUNT OF $4.27 FOR A TOTAL MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE OF $15.67 WHICH YOUR COMPANY IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO PAY.   COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONGrounds Maintenance non-personal services for the Key West WFO Florida (WFO) National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWS) (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NWWP9201-16-00212SRG. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 561730. The small business size standard is $7.5 million. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial services and products: CLIN 0001 - Base Year; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Key West WFO Florida (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 1001 - Option Year 1; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Key West WFO Florida (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 2001 - Option Year 2; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Key West WFO Florida (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 3001 - Option Year 3; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Key West WFO Florida (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. CLIN 4001 - Option Year 4; Services, non-personal, to provide all equipment, labor and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for Grounds Maintenance for the National Weather Service at Key West WFO Florida (WFO) in accordance with the statement of work for the period of twelve months. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows:1. The contractor shall be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing programs for grounds keeping as specified herein at the following location: National Weather Service Office 1315 White StreetKey West, Florida 33040(305) 295-1316 2. Primary ResponsibilityMatthew Moreland, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) - * The official is referred to throughout the Specifications as the "MIC" and Laura Kasper (Alternate Contact). If any of the services do not conform to contract requirements, the Government may require the Contractor to perform the services again in conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in contract amount or the price of the contract may be reduced to reflect the reduced value of services performed. If the defects in services are not corrected by re-performance, the Government may require the Contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements. 3. Legal Requirements and PermitsThe vendor must procure and maintain at his/her expense, all necessary permits and licenses for the conduct of operations under any order resulting from this Request for Quotation, and hereby agrees to comply with all applicable municipal, State and Federal regulations. This includes Title 7, Chapter 6, Section 136 of the United States Code, Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide Control. All personnel handling pesticides or herbicides will be certified and licensed in the state in which the work is to be performed. All pesticides and/or herbicides will be authorized/approved for use by each state in which the work is to be performed. The offeror must include with the offer package, certification or license for any and all employees that will be handling or applying pesticides in performance of this Statement of Work to be considered for award. 4. Supervisor and Labor. The Contractor shall enforce strict discipline and good order among the Contractor's employees. The Contractor shall exercise the necessary supervision and control to prevent Contractor's employees from violating any rules and regulations. 5. Conduct of Work The Contractor should bring any noted defect, disease or insect infestation of the grounds to the attention of the MIC or designate and services under this contract must be performed in such a way that there will be no interruption to, interference with, the normal operation of Government business on the premises. 6. Schedule and RequirementsREQUIREMENTS - The hours approved for these services are 8am to 4pm and Monday-Friday. Mowing will take place per the following schedule.- Once a week during -May, June, July, August, September, October, November- Every two weeks during - January, February, March, April, Decembera. Fertilizer once per month during the following months: February, May, August and October b. Chemical Weed Control once per month during the following months: March and June 7. Description of Services The Contractor will be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing exterior landscape maintenance services at the National Weather Service located at 1315 White Street, Key West, Florida. Exterior grounds consist of lawns, native grass areas, gravel, plant beds, parking lot, walks, driveways and curb. The Contractor must provide all labor, tools, equipment, supervision, herbicides, transportation and any other or services necessary, to maintain the landscaping and grounds in such a manner to present a neat and well maintained appearance. All products used are to be environmentally friendly and a list and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of these products will be supplied to the MIC for approval. The products are to be non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable sources (not petroleum) to promote a healthy and green environment when possible. The MSDS must be provided by the contractor to the MIC or Administrative Assistant (ASA) where the information will be kept on file in accordance with applicable guidelines of the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard. Requirements pertaining to recordkeeping will be strictly followed, with copy(s) provided to MIC as necessary and upon request. MAINTAIN IMPROVED/SEMI-IMPROVED GROUNDSa. Mow Improved, Semi-Improved Grounds and Native Grassed Areas. Grass cutting of all lawn areas must be completed as per schedule. Grass clippings must be removed or mulched when visible after mowing. All improved and semi-improved grounds and native grassed areas must lock well manicured at all times.b. Edging. Sidewalks, driveways curbs and other concrete or asphalt edges located in the improved/semi-improved grounds must be concurrent with mowing per schedule. Edging will include removal of vegetation from cracks in sidewalks, driveways, and curbsc. Grass/Weed Trimming. Grass and weeds must be trimmed around trees, shrubs, buildings, fences, poles, posts, fire hydrants, parking lot bumper blocks, boulders, road shoulders and other fixed obstacles concurrent with mowing schedule. Damage to trees and shrubs from trimming must be repaired by the contractor.d. Remove Debris/Police Grounds. The Contractor must perform general litter patrol on all grounds. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the removal and disposal of all natural debris (tree limbs, dry brush, rodent habitats, dead animals, etc) and manmade debris. All grass clippings must be properly removed and disposed of offsite (not in the office dumpster). Sidewalks and paved areas must be cleaned of all lawn clippings after each mowing. Parking Lots/areas, walks, curb-gutter, sidewalks and concrete flat-work must be kept debris free (includes bark debris, dust and dirt). With the debris properly removed and disposed of offsite. Removal of debris and policing of grounds will be concurrent with mowing schedule.e. Application of Fertilizer. The Contractor must apply an effective fertilizer on all lawns, shrubs, plants and ground cover per Schedule. All fertilizers must be applied in accordance with manufacturer's instructions (4 times per year).f. Trimming and Pruning. The Contractor must maintain a neat and well maintained appearance of all plants, shrubs, and trees, by proper pruning, clipping, pinching back and shape maintenance. Also, contractor shall prune trees as necessary and/or at the request of the MIC or ASA. Shrubs and ground cover should be pruned as necessary to maintain a well manicured appearance. g. Weed Control. The Contractor must keep all lawns (includes semi-improved and native grassed areas), shrub beds, ground-cover beds, flower beds, graveled areas, parking lot, and all other adjacent areas free of weeds at all times. Any herbicides must be applied by certified or licensed personnel. This should take place two (2) times a year, once in March and again in June.h. Fire Ant Control. The Contractor must provide fire ant control in lawn and flower beds concurrent with mowing schedule.i. Mulch. Contractor shall provide and spread enough mulch trees, shrubs, plants, and ground cover at a depth of at least two inches. (Note: 500 bags of compost mulch will be provided by the contractor.) j. Disease control. Contractor shall maintain trees, plants, lawn, and ground cover free of insects and disease. (Note: The treatment of insects and diseases will be provided by the contractor.)k. Sprinklers. The Contractor will provide routine maintenance of the sprinkler system, at no additional charge to the Government. Sprinklers should be kept in good working condition, with good areal coverage and pressure. Any damage or problems with the sprinkler system will be promptly reported to the National Weather Service Office. PERMANENT CHANGE IN SCOPEl. Special care for grounds at front section of building. This includes the 25 foot wide section of foliage at the front of the building including grass, shrubbery, and trees. This area will be cleaned and trimmed initially, and will be maintained as part of the regular grounds maintenance. Landscaping Material SpecificsSt. Augustine Grass. Mowing schedule will be devised to maintain grass at 3 inches high. Property has Sprinkler System. Watering will be scheduled at a minimum rate of 1 inch (25mm) per week. Repairs to damaged sprinkler heads or irrigation lines due to the carelessness on the part of the contractor's employees, will be the responsibility of the landscape contractor. Fertilizer. Slow-Release Fertilizer: Granular or pelleted fertilizer consisting of 50 percent water-insoluble nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the following composition: Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium in amounts recommended in soil reports from a qualified soil-testing agency. Mulches A. Mulch shall be Eucalyptus mulch or other approved non native tree bark mulch. It must be uniformly shredded and be free from pieces of bark larger than 1", foreign matter, weed seeds and any other organic material. Submit sample for approval. B. Compost mulch: Well-composted, stable, and wed-free organic matter, pH range of 5.5 to 8; moisture content 35 to 55 percent by weight; 100 percent passing through 1-inch (25-mm) sieve; soluble salt content of 5 to 10 decisiemens/m; not exceeding 0.5 percent inert contaminants and free of substances toxic to plantings; and as follows:1. Organic Matter Content: 50 to 60 percent of dry weight.2. Feedstock: Agricultural, food, or industrial residuals; biosolids, yard trimmings; or source-separated or compostable mixed solid waste. C. Mulches composed of Cypress as product or a byproduct are highly discouraged.D. Pea rock (crushed limestone) mulches are discouraged because of problems for plants at a later time. Pea rock dons not lower pH and may keep it high by releasing more lime.Planting Material Should Consist Of The Following Composition.• 1/3 Topsoil combined with 1/3 Peat consisting of Sphagnum peat moss, partially decomposed, finely divided or granular texture, with a pH range of 3.4 to 4.8 and Peat that is finely divided or granular texture, with a pH range of 6 to 7.5, containing partially decomposed moss peat, native peat, or reed-sedge peat and having a water-absorbing capacity of 1100 to 2000 percent.• 1/3 Manure that is well-rotted, unleached, stable or cattle manure containing not more than 25 percent by volume of straw, sawdust, or other bedding material; free of toxic substances, stones, sticks, soil, weed seed, and material harmful to plant growth. Planting Accessories. Selective Herbicides: EPA registered and approved, of type recommended by manufacturer for application.Considerations For Replacing Dying Plants, Trees And Palms. The landscape design at the National Weather Service's White Street property consists of Florida Keys native plants. The landscape design is intended to conserve water, provide low maintenance, and promote indigenous planting. Existing plantings should be replaced with like plants, trees, and palms. Any additional plants, trees, or palms are expected to be native to the Florida Keys and will need prior approval from the MIC before going into the ground. Area Dimensions For Landscape Maintenance Considerations• Overall grass area is approximately 53,000 square feet.• Sidewalks and landings equal 6,600 square feet.• The grated parking area with tree plantings is 11,860 square feet.• Concrete paving equals 7,230 square feet. 8. Invoicing The vendor will bill on a monthly basis in arrears. The vendor will complete a service ticket and have the ticket signed by the site manager on completion of each site visit. All pertinent copies of completed forms shall accompany monthly invoices. 9. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND SITE CLOSURE INFORMATIONThe Contractor hereby agrees to observe the following Federal holidays, plus any other day off work designated by Federal Statute, by Executive Order, or by Presidential proclamation:New Year's Day Labor DayMartin Luther King's Birthday Columbus DayWashington's Birthday Veteran's DayMemorial Day Thanksgiving DayIndependence Day Christmas Day When any holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed; when any holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed. All personnel assigned to this contract shall limit their observation of holidays to those set forth above. In each instance, the Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform requirements of any critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or the MIC. In the event of a site dismissal or closure due to weather, emergency or other circumstances, the contractor is instructed to contact the MIC or Alternate MIC for guidance. Department of Labor Wage Rates: WD 05-2119, Revision No. 18, dated 12/29/2016 and which can be found on: www.wdol.gov. (VII) Period of performance shall be:Base Year for a twelve month period 06/01/2016 through 05/31/2017.Option Period 1 for a twelve month period 06/01/2017 through 05/31/2018.Option Period 2 for a twelve month period 06/01/2018 through 05/31/2019.Option Period 3 for a twelve month period 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020.Option Period 4 for a twelve month period 06/01/2020 through 05/31/2021. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (OCT 2015), applies to this acquisition. This is a Best Value Acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 or your own company quote form and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable (preferred) and can be sent to Suzanne Garrett, email suzanne.garrett@noaa.gov or Faxed to 303-497-3163. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information:a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address.b) DUNS Number "THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT". 1352.215-72 Inquiries (APR 2010)OFFERORS MUST SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS SOLICITATION IN WRITING TO SUZANNE.GARRETT@NOAA.GOV. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. MDT/MST, 4/8/2016. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause) To request to be included in a site visit contacts MATTHEW MORELAND AT 817-978-1111 X151 MATTHEW.MORELAND@NOAA.GOV & LAURA KASPER AT 817-978-4621 X151 LAURA.KASPER@NOAA.GOV. Make sure you get an acknowledgement of your request. 52.237-1 SITE VISIT (APR 1984) Vendors are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award. (End of provision) NOTE: NOT ATTENDING THE SITE VISIT WILL NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE CAUSE TO JUSTIFY A LATER REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a) 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. All factors have the same value: 1. Price - This pricing must follow the regulations, laws and statute. Two of these are the minimum wage standards provided by the DOL and SCLS. 2. Past Performance - quote shall include at least two references that can provide information pertaining to the offeror's performance of relevant work. Contractors past performance evaluation will be based on responsiveness, quality, and customer services. Past Performance is more important than price. (X) THE OFFEROR MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED COPY OF THE PROVISION AT FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2016), with its quote. The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (q) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees."Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (q) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that-(i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It □ has, □ has not filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________[List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) □ Are, □ are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(2) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property;(3) □ Are, □ are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and(4) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at .] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin___________________ ______________________________________ ___________________(2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] □ (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product.□ (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor.(j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) □ In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or(2) □ Outside the United States.(k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.)

Warhead Environmental Chamber for Test Fire

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published March 17, 2016
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Headquarters, US Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) has a requirement to execute a Statement of Work (SOW) for SOW, Warhead Environmental Chamber for Test Fire at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) to be performed in accordance with the terms and conditions of Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) Number W52P1J-09-G-0001. It is anticipated that this procurement will result in a sole source award to American Ordnance LLC who is the Operating Contractor at IAAAP. Authority for this contract action shall be the Government Property clause, FAR 52.245-1 and will be effected as a task order under the existing BOA that is in place through Calendar Year 2018. Reference for this action shall be Request for Proposal (RFP) Number W52P1J-16-R-0122. This notification has been posted for subcontracting purposes only. Please Note: This notice does not constitute a RFP. Responses to this announcement are not proposals and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This is not a guarantee of a future RFP or an award. This notice should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by the U.S. Government. The Point of Contact for this notification and any requests/questions may be directed in writing to Adam Elmore at adam.j.elmore.civ@mail.mil. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Ariel Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Integration Data / Staging Area / Ariel Data Manager (ADM) ESHAP Software Maintenance

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published June 9, 2015  -  Deadline June 11, 2015
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65--Surgical Lights Replacement

Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach VANLO | Published August 19, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial supplies prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with the 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 is a request for quotes under solicitation number VA262-16-Q-1329. The Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) has a requirement for the replacement of surgical lights. The Contractor shall furnish all materials and installation, as described within this solicitation, at the VAGLAHS in Los Angeles, California 90073. The solicitation will be in accordance with FAR Part 12, 13, and 19, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Programs, and Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulations as supplemented with additional information in this notice. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 339112 and size standard 1,000 employees. The selected Federal Supply Code for this requirement is 6515. This RFQ is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside under the selected NAICS code. The Contractor shall adhere to all federal and state laws and regulations in effect during the term of this contract. The Government intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract, beginning on the date of award. Responses to the solicitation shall be due on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST. Offerors are advised that it is your responsibility to review and monitor the website frequently to ensure you have the most up to date information, including amendments. Correspondence or questions may be directed to Ralph Fontela, Contract Specialist at raphael.fontela@va.gov with "VA262-16-Q-1329" in the subject line within 48 hours of release of this notice. Telephone inquiries will not be honored. Inquiries after the allotted period may not be responded to due to the time constraints of the procurement. All offerors must be registered in www.sam.gov to do business with the Government. Ensure your registration is correct, current and has not expired. BRAND NAME INFO: 1. STRYKER ISUITE 2. STRYKER BERCHTOLD F-Generation Surgical Lights with Precision Beam Technology 3. STRYKER BERCHTOLD TELETOM Equipment Management Systems SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS: 1. Surgical lights shall have four color temperature settings, full 360 degree rotation and be able to focus 650 beams of overlapping light into one homogenous column, creating ideal light quality and shadow prevention. 2. Equipment management systems shall provide a flexible platform to support the equipment needs of many environments. Configurable arm sets, service heads and mounting options shall provide customization for unique room design and future needs. 3. Installation and Service shall be included along with any trip charges, weekend charges, and Advanced Biomed Training. 4. Shall include all necessary renovation services to accommodate surgical lights installation. 5. Gray market items are not acceptable.

U--Charge Nurse Training Program

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published May 5, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2016
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1. Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The commercial items procedures of FAR Part 12 will be used. Solicitation# RFP VA256-16-R-0576. This solicitation is issued as request for proposal (RFP). 2. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-87 (effective 04/06/16) 3. This is a Small Business Set Aside (SB). "Only proposals submitted by SB concerns will be accepted by the Government. Any proposal submitted by a contractor that is not a SB concern will not be considered for award". 4. Offer's business size certification and status will be verified in the System Award Management (SAM) and Small Business Administration (SBA), with contractor Data Universal Number (DUN). Offer shall ensure the company data is available to be viewed in all systems. Proposals shall be considered non responsive if Contracting Officer is not able to verify data in SAM's and SBA. Contracting Officer will view publically as well as logged in to the system. 5. NAICS code is 611710, size standard is $15 MILLION. 6. Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe BLVD Houston, TX 77030 7. Performance Period: 10 days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 8. All questions pertaining to this solicitation shall be submitted by 10:00a.m. CST May 11, 2016. Send all questions electronically to Darnell.Rias@va.gov. 9. Proposals shall be emailed to Darnell.Rias@va.gov NO LATER THAN May 17, 2016 by 10:00a.m. CST. No Fax Copies will be accepted. No hand delivered copies will be accepted. 10. Statement of Work For Nurse Charge Training 1. Scope: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center seeks to raise the leadership skills and competency in handling healthcare situations requiring problem-solving and decision making of its first-level nursing supervisors. Chief objectives are to increase nurse retention and engagement and to support succession planning efforts by building a pipeline of qualified talent for future nurse leadership. 2. Background: The responsibilities of assistant nurse managers and charge nurses vary widely and include making patient assignments, monitoring admissions and discharges, leading team huddles, resolving conflicts with patients, physicians, and team members, and training new nurses. As the responsibilities of nurse managers expands more and more emphasis is being placed on charge nurses to assume responsibility for quality outcomes and other performance measures. In addition, nurses take on the charge or assistant nurse manager role with no formal leadership development training. By expanding the leadership and business capacity of its assistant nurse managers, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will also fulfill several strategic initiatives outlined in the Blueprint for Excellence: o deliver high quality, Veteran-centered care that compares favorably to the best of private sector, o grow an organizational culture that engages and inspires employees to their highest possible level of performance and conduct, and o foster an environment of continuous learning, responsible risk-taking, and personal accountability. Developing the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills of nursing leaders at all levels is central to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center meeting its goals for serving veterans and their families. Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center seeks a qualified Contractor, through fair competition, to provide an educational program that will address the leadership development needs of assistant nurse managers and charge nurses. 3. Description of Work Course/Program Requirements The contractor shall provide a curriculum which is healthcare/nursing-specific, evidence-based, and teach leadership concepts using real-world scenarios, case studies, video vignettes, and other activities. The curriculum shall focus on quality initiatives, patient safety (e.g., reduction of hospital-acquired conditions and other adverse patient events), patient experience of care, and core measure compliance is required to ensure that these critical measures are understood and reinforced by the charge nurse with all nurses on his or her team. The courses shall provide professional and leadership development opportunities necessary for charge nurses to effectively lead their teams. Soft skills/leadership development topics shall include transitioning from peer to leader, critical thinking, communication, conflict management, leading change, delegation. Each individual course shall be no more than four (4) hours in length. The educational program shall allow flexibility in course selection to allow Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center to "pick and choose" the courses of greatest need and incorporate courses as needed into existing programs and courses available within Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. VA Medical staff shall be able to modify the program for alignment with VA, VISN, and VA-specific objectives if necessary. To ensure that all participants receive a consistent learning experience, all necessary materials shall be provided as part of the program, including detailed instructor guides with full lesson scripts, participant workbooks, slide presentations, and supplemental course resources. Courses shall be highly interactive, with an average of 70% interactive activity/discussion time and 30% didactic presentation. Each individual course shall be no more than four hours in length. Courses shall have a formal evaluation methodology such as Kirkpatrick Four Levels Of Evaluation. Contractor shall provide an automated system for gathering and reporting course evaluation and knowledge assessment data from participants. Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Requirement Each course shall be approved for a minimum of three (3) continuing nursing education, or contact hours, recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Delivery Method and Schedule The program shall be a packaged system administered by a Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center employee (instructor). Classroom-based curriculum and instruction shall allow Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center staff the flexibility to provide alignment with VA-specific objectives at the national, VISN, or Medical Center level, and to incorporate discussion and review of facility-specific quality goals and reports into lessons. The contractor shall be able to provide a commercial off-the-shelf product that has been used and delivered, with prior success, to nurses in a health care setting. Course materials shall be shipped within 7 to 10 days After Receipt of Order (ARO). Customer Support Contractor shall be available to support and provide assistance to VA Medical Center staff to answer questions, help resolve problems, and advise for maximum outcome results. A "train-the-trainer" program shall be delivered by the Contractor to prepare each facility-provided instructor to effectively present the curriculum and lead interactive activities and discussions. Alignment to VHA Competencies and Strategic Initiatives The curriculum shall complement the VA's Servant Leader culture and efforts to promote continuous learning and growth throughout the organization. By implementing leadership training for front-line nursing leaders, The curriculum shall develop a highly skilled, patient-focused workforce that will provide exemplary leadership for the 21st century and meet the strategies outlined in the VHA Blueprint) The curriculum shall demonstrate alignment with the VA's All Employee Competencies and Leadership Competencies (examples below): All Employee Competencies Leadership Competencies o Communication o Leading People o Interpersonal Effectiveness o Building Coalitions o Critical Thinking o Leading Change o Organizational Stewardship o Global Perspective o Veteran and Customer Focus o Business Acumen The courses shall equip charge nurses with improved decision-making, conflict management, and critical thinking skills necessary to leading a team that provides optimal patient-centered care and fostering a work environment that is conducive to improved retention of valuable nursing staff. 4. Evaluation Metrics The contractor shall provide services for gathering and reporting of key training measures such as: o Learner satisfaction o Learning/knowledge attained. o Impact of learning on the job. o Business results (such as employee retention, improvement in quality measures, etc.) 5. Target Audience The program/courses shall be appropriate for nurses who are new to the role, those who need to refresh their leadership skills, or those who have not had the benefit of formal leadership training. 6. Invoice and Payment All invoices shall be submitted in arrears, properly prepared in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, contain sufficient details, and match with the service tickets for the work rendered. a. Monthly Invoices Invoices for fixed monthly fee shall be properly prepared and sent via OB10. Contractor shall register and submit invoices electronically via OB10. The website address for registering: WWW.OB10.COM . Notes: On the right side of the screen, click on the (orange button that reads, REGISTER NOW) THE PROMO CODE SO VENDOR DOESN'T GET CHARGED FOR INVOICES:VAPC7Y18 THE VA's BUYER ID NUMBER: AAA544240062. Help Desk Number: 1-800-353-9791 or email: vafsccshd@va.gov More information on OB10 invoicing is located http://www.ob10.com/us/en/veterans-affairs/. These invoices shall be sent in arrears at the beginning of each month following the month in which the services were rendered and billed for. At a minimum, all invoices shall include the following details: o Description of the services rendered o Billing period in which the services were rendered o Correct purchase order number which shall be issued by the Contracting Officer after the contract is awarded. Invoices without correct purchase order number shall be rejected and returned to the Contractor. o Invoice number and date o Item(s) covered (to include serial #s) by the PMI and covered period of service. Payments shall be made in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act out of the Government's annual appropriated funds obligated in a purchase order which shall be issued after the contract is awarded. 11. Price/Cost Schedule: Price shall be provided in accordance with the following format below: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Contractor shall provide Charge Nurse fundamentals (3.5 CNE) /1 Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 Contractor shall provide Critical Thinking for Charge Nurses (3.5 CNE) /1 Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 Contractor shall provide Leading Change in a Dynamic Climate (3.5 CNE) /1 Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0004 Contractor shall provide Supervisory Skills for Positive Outcomes (3.5 CNE) /1 Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0005 Contractor shall provide Employee Engagement and the Patient Experience (3.5 CNE) /1 Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0006 Contractor shall provide Instructor Training Contract Period: Base POP: 10 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 3.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ 12. CONTRACT CLAUSES/SOLICITATION PROVISIONS The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition. All offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement. The addendum to FAR 52.212-4 also applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and all additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 - Show FAR clauses followed by VAAR clauses in numeric order. List all clauses incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-2 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. 13. FAR CLAUSES 1. 52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (DEVIATION) (FEB 2015) 2. 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) 3. 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) 4. 52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) 5. 52.232-18 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS APR 1984 6. 52.232-19 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR (APR 1984) 7. 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) 8. 52.237-3 CONTINUITY OF SERVICES JAN 1991 9. VAAR CLAUSES 1. 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. 2. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission Of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. 3. 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of Texas. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clauses) 10. LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-6 VA Notice of Small Business (SB) set aside. SB registration will be verified in System Award Management (SAM) and Small Business Administration (SBA). Proposals will be considered nonresponsive and rejected if the Contracting Officer is not able to verify and view contractor registrations. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 11. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS Provisions that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have 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 following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this solicitation. (a) General Instructions: 1. The Government plans to make an award without discussions. Therefore, each initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if it is determined to be necessary. 2. Price proposals and technical proposals of each offeror will be evaluated independently. Offerors shall separately bind each. All copies shall therefore be labeled with the offerors name, business address, and VA Solicitation Number. 3. The response shall consist of two (2) separate parts; Part I - Price proposals, Part II - Technical proposals. (b) Specific Instructions: 1. PART I - Price Proposal - Submit one (01) original a. Price/ Cost schedule completed by the signatory authority and any Amendments. 2. PART II - Technical Proposal - Submit one (01) original. a. The Offeror, shall submit one (01) original detailed technical proposal in a format that clearly addresses the technical evaluation factors below. b. Each response shall address each factor in the sequence listed and clearly identify which factor is being addressed. c. There shall be no mention of costs in the Technical Proposal. 3. Proposals shall be emailed to Darnell.Rias@va.gov NO LATER THAN May 17, 2016 by 2:00 PM CST. No Fax Copies will be accepted. No hand delivered copies will be accepted. 4. Offeror's business size certification and status will be verified in the System Award Management (SAM), and Small Business Administration (SBA), with Data Universal Number (DUN). Offer shall ensure the company data is able to be viewed publically in all systems. Proposals shall be considered non responsive if Contracting Officer is not able to verify data in SAM's, and SBA. 5. All Questions shall be submitted no later than May 11, 2016 by 10:00a.m. CST. to Darnell.Rias@va.gov 6. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD The Government will award a contract on the basis of the lowest priced technically acceptable proposal meeting or exceeding the acceptable standards for non-cost factors. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Factor 1: Technical Factor 2: Past Performance Factor 3: Price Pass: Contractor submitted a technical proposal that addressed each of the of the Technical Sub factors listed below. There are no significant weaknesses Fail: Contractor failed to submit a technical proposal that addresses the Technical Sub factors. 12. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 - Show full text FAR provisions followed by VAAR provisions in numeric order. List all provisions incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-1 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) FAR PROVISIONS http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (FAR) and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR) 1. 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 2. 52.216-1 Type of Contract (Apr 1984) The Government contemplates award of a Firm Fixed Price service contract resulting from this solicitation 13. VAAR PROVISIONS 1. 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions Or Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Jan 2008) The following provisions or clauses incorporated by reference in this solicitation must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer. Copies of these provisions or clauses are available on the Internet at the Web sites provided in the provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, or the clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Copies may also be obtained from the contracting officer. 2. [Contracting officer shall list all FAR and 48 CFR Chapter 8 (VAAR) provisions and clauses incorporated by reference that must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer.] 3. 852.270-1 Representatives Of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008) The contracting officer reserves the right to designate representatives to act for him/her in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally monitor the work to be performed under this contract. Such designation will be in writing and will define the scope and limitation of the designee's authority. A copy of the designation shall be furnished to the contractor. (End of Provision) 14. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) The Government will award a contract on the basis of the lowest priced technically acceptable proposal meeting or exceeding the acceptable standards for non-cost factors. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Factor 1: Technical Factor 2: Past Performance Factor 3: Price Factor 1: Technical Pass: Contractor submitted a technical proposal that addressed each of the of the Technical Sub factors listed below. There are no significant weaknesses Technical Sub factors: Sub factor 1: The curriculum shall be healthcare/nursing-specific, evidence-based, and teach leadership concepts using real-world scenarios, case studies, video vignettes, and other activities. Sub factor 2: The courses shall provide professional and leadership development opportunities necessary for charge nurses to effectively lead their teams. Topics must specifically include: o Transitioning from peer to leader o Critical thinking o Communication o Conflict management o Leading change o Delegation Sub factor 3: The courses shall be highly interactive, with an average of 70% interactive activity/discussion time and 30% didactic presentation. Sub factor 4: Each course shall be approved for a minimum of 3 continuing nursing education, or contact hours, recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Documentation verifying approval shall be submitted with contractor's proposal. Sub factor 5: The program shall use Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation to measure the success of the program. Sub factor 6: The Contractor shall have, and provide, an automated system for gathering and reporting course evaluation and knowledge assessment data from participants. Sub factor 7: A train-the-trainer/facilitator program shall be delivered by the Contractor to prepare each facility-provided instructor to effectively present the curriculum and lead interactive activities and discussions. Sub factor 8: Course materials shall be shipped 7 to 10 days After Receipt of Order (ARO). Sub factor 9: The program shall be modifiable by VA Medical instructors for alignment with VA, VISN, and VA-specific objectives if necessary. Factor 2: Past Performance (A). In this factor, Past Performance will be evaluated for responsibility purposes only. Offeror's demonstrating past performance of work of a similar nature and relevance to this procurement within the past three (3) years. Offeror shall utilize the attached Past Performance Questionnaire. (B). Past Performance: The Offeror shall send out the attached past performance questionnaire to each of their references. The Government will evaluate the quality and extent of Offeror's performance deemed relevant to the requirements of this solicitation. The references shall return the past performance questionnaire directly to the Government Contract Specialist listed on the past performance questionnaire via email by the due date of proposals. The government will use information submitted by the Offeror's and other sources such as other Federal government offices and commercial sources to assess performance. (C). Offeror's should follow-up and encourage references to return the questionnaires to the Contracting Specialist in a timely manner. The government will review available past performance data in PPIRS. However, the government reserves the right to obtain past performance information from any available sources and may contact customer other than those identified by the offer when evaluating past performance. Note: Offeror's with no relevant past performance history will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Factor 3: Price (A). In this factor, price will be evaluated for reasonableness and fairness by comparing proposals against each contractor submitted proposal, and the government independent cost estimate. (B) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. DELIVERABLES: 1. Technical Proposal adhering to the Technical factor and technical sub factors listed above.

C--437-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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PART I - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite, projected at the Ft Harrison Montana Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) 53687 Veterans Dr., Ft Harrison, Montana 59636. This will be a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. The NIACS code for this project is 541310, with a small business size standard of $15M. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses as stated below. The project construction magnitude is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 Funds are not currently available for this solicitation. Award of a contract as a result of this solicitation is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment of this contract may be made. There shall be no legal liability on the part of the Government for contract purposes until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer will confirm availability of funds in writing to the contractor upon award of contract. 52.232-18 -- Availability of Funds. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the renovation of the 3rd floor north wing of building 154 into a G.U. suite providing procedure, exam, consultation, office, and reception space. The new suite shall include an endoscopy treatment room, cystoscopy treatment room, exam rooms, office/consult rooms, clean and soiled storage rooms, reception/clerk's office, and a waiting room. The existing ICU suite and associated exam rooms and offices comprise approximately 2000 SF of space to be renovated. Specialized equipment relating to the furnishing of the procedure rooms shall be procured and installed as part of this project. This may include (but not be limited to) equipment booms to accommodate specialized audio/visual/data devices and connections, and medical gas appurtenances. The design shall conform to all VA requirements outlined in the Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service Design Guide at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide/dgDigestiveEndoscopy.pdf, as well all requirements of the VA design manuals posted by discipline in the VA Technical Information Library at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual.asp A/E Requirements The anticipated construction cost associated with this design is expected to be around $750,000. The VA expectation is that the A/E will provide sufficient design services to utilize this construction budget with fees in accordance with the Brooks Act. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 35% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA, MT DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM, and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following: " Schematic Design (30%) " Schematic Design (50%) " Design Development (90%) " Construction Documents (100%) " Final Construction Documents - Production OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: *(NOTE: Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered the most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are of equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of clinical space with preference given to specialty care design experience. ? Experience with design and phasing to accommodate continuation of operations in an operational clinical environment. ? Knowledge of specialized equipment inclusive of medical gas systems, clinical articulating arm utilities, pure water systems, and blood borne pathogen waste disposal systems. ? Knowledge of HVAC systems requiring continuous pressure diffential of adjacent spaces. ? Experience in providing post construction award services (submittal and RFI review, as-built drawing, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals) for construction projects specific to clinical programs. Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - AIA qualified Architectual Expertise, as well as services rendered by licensed professional engineers in the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1 will be given greater weight. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Donna Davis via email at Donna.davis11@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--436-113 Construct Primary Care Mental Health Integration

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection Engineering. Qualifications in the areas of Environmental Engineering, LEED-AP, Interior Design, Project Planning and Management, American Society for Industrial Security (CPP or PSP). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes and the SF330 will not exceed fifty (50) pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE Solicitation Number: Project Title: CONTRACT INFORMATION (Contractor to complete Blocks 1-4) 1. Contractor Information Firm Name: CAGE Code: Address: DUNs Number: Phone Number: Email Address: Point of Contact: Contact Phone Number: 2. Work Performed as: 0 Prime Contractor 0 Sub Contractor 0 Joint Venture 0 Other Percent of project work performed: If subcontractor, who was the prime (Name/Phone #): 3. Contract Information Contract Number: Delivery/Task Order Number (if applicable): Contract Type: 0 Firm Fixed Price 0 Cost Reimbursement 0 Other (Please specify): Contract Title: Contract Location: Award Date (mm/dd/yy): Contract Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Actual Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Explain Differences: Original Contract Price (Award Amount): Final Contract Price (to include all modifications, if applicable): Explain Differences: 4. Project Description: Complexity of Work 0 High 0 Med 0 Routine How is this project relevant to project of submission? (Please provide details such as similar equipment, requirements, conditions, etc.) CLIENT INFORMATION (Client to complete Blocks 5-8) 5. Client Information Name: Title: Phone Number: Email Address: 6. Describe the client's role in the project: 7. Date Questionnaire was completed (mm/dd/yy): 8. Client's Signature: E VG S M U N Exceptional (Outstanding) Very Good (Above Average) Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Not Available Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds many to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with few minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were highly effective Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds some to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were effective Performance meets contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor appear, or were, satisfactory. Performance does not meet some contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated reflects a serious problem for which the Contractor has not yet identified corrective actions. The Contractor's proposed actions appear only marginally effective, or were not fully implemented Performance does not meet most contractual requirements and recovery is not likely in a timely manner. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains a serious problem(s) for which the Contractor's corrective actions appear or were ineffective No record of past performance or the record is inconclusive. 1. QUALITY: a) Quality of technical data/report preparation efforts E VG S M U N a.1. Comments: b) Ability to meet quality standards specified for technical performance E VG S M U N b.1. Comments: c) Timeliness/effectiveness of contract problem resolution without extensive customer guidance E VG S M U N c.1. Comments: d) Adequacy/effectiveness of quality control program and adherence to contract quality assurance requirements (without adverse effect on performance) E VG S M U N d.1. Comments: 2. SCHEDULE/TIMELINESS OF PERFORMANCE: a) Compliance with contract delivery/completion schedules including any significant intermediate milestones. (If liquidated damages were assessed or the schedule was not met, please address below) E VG S M U N 2.a.1 Comments: b) Rate the contractor's use of available resources to accomplish tasks identified in the contract E VG S M U N 2.b.1. Comments: 3. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: a) To what extent were the end users satisfied with the project? E VG S M U N 3. a.1. Comments: b) Contractor was reasonable and cooperative in dealing with your staff (including the ability to successfully resolve disagreements/disputes; responsiveness to administrative reports, businesslike and communication) E VG S M U N 3.b.1. Comments: c) To what extent was the contractor cooperative, businesslike, and concerned with the interests of the customer? E VG S M U N 3.c.1. Comments: d) Overall customer satisfaction E VG S M U N 3.d.1 Comments: 4. MANAGEMENT/ PERSONNEL/LABOR a) Effectiveness of on-site management, including management of subcontractors, suppliers, materials, and/or labor force? E VG S M U N 4.a.1. Comments: b) Ability to hire, apply, and retain a qualified workforce to this effort E VG S M U N 4.b.1 Comments: c) Government Property Control E VG S M U N 4.c.1. Comments: d) Knowledge/expertise demonstrated by contractor personnel E VG S M U N 4.d.1. Comments: e) Utilization of Small Business concerns E VG S M U N 4.e.1. Comments: f) Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with multiple disciplines E VG S M U N 4.f.1. Comments: g) Ability to assimilate and incorporate changes in requirements and/or priority, including planning, execution and response to Government changes E VG S M U N 4.g.1. Comments: h) Effectiveness of overall management (including ability to effectively lead, manage and control the program) E VG S M U N 4.h.1. Comments: 5. COST/FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT a) Ability to meet the terms and conditions within the contractually agreed price(s)? E VG S M U N 5.a.1. Comments: b) Contractor proposed innovative alternative methods/processes that reduced cost, improved maintainability or other factors that benefited the client E VG S M U N 5.b.1. Comments: c) If this is/was a Government cost type contract, please rate the Contractor's timeliness and accuracy in submitting monthly invoices with appropriate back-up documentation, monthly status reports/budget variance reports, compliance with established budgets and avoidance of significant and/or unexplained variances (under runs or overruns) E VG S M U N 5.c.1. Comments: d) Is the Contractor's accounting system adequate for management and tracking of costs? If no, please explain in Remarks section. Yes No 5.d.1. Comments: e) If this is/was a Government contract, has/was this contract been partially or completely terminated for default or convenience or are there any pending terminations? Indicate if show cause or cure notices were issued, or any default action in comment section below. Yes No 5.e.1. Comments: f) Have there been any indications that the contractor has had any financial problems? If yes, please explain below. Yes No 5.f.1 Comments: 6. SAFETY/SECURITY a) To what extent was the contractor able to maintain an environment of safety, adhere to its approved safety plan, and respond to safety issues? (Includes: following the users rules, regulations, and requirements regarding housekeeping, safety, correction of noted deficiencies, etc.) E VG S M U N 6.a.1 Comments: b) Contractor complied with all security requirements for the project and personnel security requirements. E VG S M U N 6.b.1. Comments: 7. GENERAL a) Ability to successfully respond to emergency and/or surge situations (including notifying COR, PM or Contracting Officer in a timely manner regarding urgent contractual issues). E VG S M U N 7.a.1. Comments: b) Compliance with contractual terms/provisions (explain if specific issues) E VG S M U N 7.b.1. Comments: c) Would you hire or work with this firm again? (If no, please explain below) Yes No 7.c.1. Comments: d) In summary, provide an overall rating for the work performed by this contractor. E VG S M U N 7.d.1. Comments: Please provide responses to the questions above (if applicable) and/or additional remarks. Furthermore, please provide a brief narrative addressing specific strengths, weaknesses, deficiencies, or other comments which may assist our office in evaluating performance risk (please attach additional pages if necessary): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRENGTHS:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WEAKNESSES:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEFICIENCIES:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Past Performance Information provided by: __________________________________________________ (Printed Name) Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ Organization: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________

C--436-114 A/E Design Construct Outpatient Mental Health / Education Addition

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering. Qualifications in the areas of Environmental Engineering, LEED-AP, Interior Design, Project Planning and Management, American Society for Industrial Security (CPP or PSP). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a statement affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes and the SF330 will not exceed fifty (50) pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE Solicitation Number: Project Title: CONTRACT INFORMATION (Contractor to complete Blocks 1-4) 1. Contractor Information Firm Name: CAGE Code: Address: DUNs Number: Phone Number: Email Address: Point of Contact: Contact Phone Number: 2. Work Performed as: 0 Prime Contractor 0 Sub Contractor 0 Joint Venture 0 Other Percent of project work performed: If subcontractor, who was the prime (Name/Phone #): 3. Contract Information Contract Number: Delivery/Task Order Number (if applicable): Contract Type: 0 Firm Fixed Price 0 Cost Reimbursement 0 Other (Please specify): Contract Title: Contract Location: Award Date (mm/dd/yy): Contract Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Actual Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Explain Differences: Original Contract Price (Award Amount): Final Contract Price (to include all modifications, if applicable): Explain Differences: 4. Project Description: Complexity of Work 0 High 0 Med 0 Routine How is this project relevant to project of submission? (Please provide details such as similar equipment, requirements, conditions, etc.) CLIENT INFORMATION (Client to complete Blocks 5-8) 5. Client Information Name: Title: Phone Number: Email Address: 6. Describe the client's role in the project: 7. Date Questionnaire was completed (mm/dd/yy): 8. Client's Signature: E VG S M U N Exceptional (Outstanding) Very Good (Above Average) Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Not Available Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds many to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with few minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were highly effective Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds some to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were effective Performance meets contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor appear, or were, satisfactory. Performance does not meet some contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated reflects a serious problem for which the Contractor has not yet identified corrective actions. The Contractor's proposed actions appear only marginally effective, or were not fully implemented Performance does not meet most contractual requirements and recovery is not likely in a timely manner. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains a serious problem(s) for which the Contractor's corrective actions appear or were ineffective No record of past performance or the record is inconclusive. 1. QUALITY: a) Quality of technical data/report preparation efforts E VG S M U N a.1. Comments: b) Ability to meet quality standards specified for technical performance E VG S M U N b.1. Comments: c) Timeliness/effectiveness of contract problem resolution without extensive customer guidance E VG S M U N c.1. Comments: d) Adequacy/effectiveness of quality control program and adherence to contract quality assurance requirements (without adverse effect on performance) E VG S M U N d.1. Comments: 2. SCHEDULE/TIMELINESS OF PERFORMANCE: a) Compliance with contract delivery/completion schedules including any significant intermediate milestones. (If liquidated damages were assessed or the schedule was not met, please address below) E VG S M U N 2.a.1 Comments: b) Rate the contractor's use of available resources to accomplish tasks identified in the contract E VG S M U N 2.b.1. Comments: 3. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: a) To what extent were the end users satisfied with the project? E VG S M U N 3. a.1. Comments: b) Contractor was reasonable and cooperative in dealing with your staff (including the ability to successfully resolve disagreements/disputes; responsiveness to administrative reports, businesslike and communication) E VG S M U N 3.b.1. Comments: c) To what extent was the contractor cooperative, businesslike, and concerned with the interests of the customer? E VG S M U N 3.c.1. Comments: d) Overall customer satisfaction E VG S M U N 3.d.1 Comments: 4. MANAGEMENT/ PERSONNEL/LABOR a) Effectiveness of on-site management, including management of subcontractors, suppliers, materials, and/or labor force? E VG S M U N 4.a.1. Comments: b) Ability to hire, apply, and retain a qualified workforce to this effort E VG S M U N 4.b.1 Comments: c) Government Property Control E VG S M U N 4.c.1. Comments: d) Knowledge/expertise demonstrated by contractor personnel E VG S M U N 4.d.1. Comments: e) Utilization of Small Business concerns E VG S M U N 4.e.1. Comments: f) Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with multiple disciplines E VG S M U N 4.f.1. Comments: g) Ability to assimilate and incorporate changes in requirements and/or priority, including planning, execution and response to Government changes E VG S M U N 4.g.1. Comments: h) Effectiveness of overall management (including ability to effectively lead, manage and control the program) E VG S M U N 4.h.1. Comments: 5. COST/FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT a) Ability to meet the terms and conditions within the contractually agreed price(s)? E VG S M U N 5.a.1. Comments: b) Contractor proposed innovative alternative methods/processes that reduced cost, improved maintainability or other factors that benefited the client E VG S M U N 5.b.1. Comments: c) If this is/was a Government cost type contract, please rate the Contractor's timeliness and accuracy in submitting monthly invoices with appropriate back-up documentation, monthly status reports/budget variance reports, compliance with established budgets and avoidance of significant and/or unexplained variances (under runs or overruns) E VG S M U N 5.c.1. Comments: d) Is the Contractor's accounting system adequate for management and tracking of costs? If no, please explain in Remarks section. Yes No 5.d.1. Comments: e) If this is/was a Government contract, has/was this contract been partially or completely terminated for default or convenience or are there any pending terminations? Indicate if show cause or cure notices were issued, or any default action in comment section below. Yes No 5.e.1. Comments: f) Have there been any indications that the contractor has had any financial problems? If yes, please explain below. Yes No 5.f.1 Comments: 6. SAFETY/SECURITY a) To what extent was the contractor able to maintain an environment of safety, adhere to its approved safety plan, and respond to safety issues? (Includes: following the users rules, regulations, and requirements regarding housekeeping, safety, correction of noted deficiencies, etc.) E VG S M U N 6.a.1 Comments: b) Contractor complied with all security requirements for the project and personnel security requirements. E VG S M U N 6.b.1. Comments: 7. GENERAL a) Ability to successfully respond to emergency and/or surge situations (including notifying COR, PM or Contracting Officer in a timely manner regarding urgent contractual issues). E VG S M U N 7.a.1. Comments: b) Compliance with contractual terms/provisions (explain if specific issues) E VG S M U N 7.b.1. Comments: c) Would you hire or work with this firm again? (If no, please explain below) Yes No 7.c.1. Comments: d) In summary, provide an overall rating for the work performed by this contractor. E VG S M U N 7.d.1. Comments: Please provide responses to the questions above (if applicable) and/or additional remarks. Furthermore, please provide a brief narrative addressing specific strengths, weaknesses, deficiencies, or other comments which may assist our office in evaluating performance risk (please attach additional pages if necessary): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRENGTHS:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WEAKNESSES:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEFICIENCIES:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Past Performance Information provided by: __________________________________________________ (Printed Name) Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ Organization: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________
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