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Mobile MRI Services for Eagle Butte, SD

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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This is an announcement for a firm-fixed priced, Indefinite Delivery- Indefinite Quantity for the Cheyenne River Health Center Facility in Eagle Butte, SD to provide On-Site Mobile MRI Services. The Period of Performance will run 12/01/2015 through 11/30/2016. STATEMENT OF WORK MOBILE MRI CHEYENNE RIVER HEALTH CENTER FACILITY Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625 Purpose of the Contract: To provide Mobile MRI/CT services for the CHEYENNE RIVER HEALTH CENTER FACILITY in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The mission of the Cheyenne River Health Center Facility in Eagle Butte, South Dakota is to provide the best possible Health Care services to the Native American population on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. To meet the mission of the Cheyenne River Health Center Facility it will require contractor support to assist the Indian Health Service Hospital with Mobile MRI services in the Great Plains Area. Each Contract resulting from this solicitation shall: a.) Be a fixed-price non-personal health care service contract under which the Contractor is an independent contractor. b.) Allow the Government to evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided. Government Furnished Property, Facilities and Services. The government will provide any property, power, facilities, forms, supplies, and phone lines or physicians services if needed during the term of this contract. Contractor Furnished Property: The Contractor will provide the necessary equipment to have the capabilities to do mobile MRI's, in the west parking lot of the Cheyenne River PHS IHS facility. Contractor shall be responsible for any at its own cost maintenance and operation of equipment. Furthermore, the contractor shall make all preventive maintenance repairs and unscheduled repairs in a timely manner in order to minimize disruption of services. Any problems with the equipment will be immediately communicated to the Radiology Supervisor or her designee at the Cheyenne River Health Center Facility. The contractor at its own expense shall provide services for (8) eight hours a day and shall provide a technologist to operate mobile equipment. The Contractor will have a system that is compatible with the J.H.S. computer system. Statement of Work The Contractor will be required to provide medical MRI studies and supply any needed contrast. In the event of a contrast reaction the mobile unit shall implement the RRS. (Rapid Response System) notifying the E.R. for assistance. The government reserves the right to accept or reject services if the level of performance is unsatisfactory to I.H.S. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) standards must be considered and adhered to at all times on order to be compliant. All Medical Record Information generated in the performance of this contract shall remain the property of and subject to the exclusive control of the Indian Health Service (l.H.S). The Contractor is responsible for maintaining Patient Confidentiality and adhering to the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Contractor Qualification The Contractor shall have extensive knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology to allow for accurate studies to be done on patients of the CRHC. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) of Part 9, under Contractor Qualifications a responsible Contractor must, (a) Have adequate financial resources available to meet the terms of performance as stated in this contract or the ability to obtain them (see 9.104-3 (a). (b) Be able to comply with the required or proposed delivery or performance schedule, taking into consideration all existing commercial and government business commitments. (c) Have a satisfactory performance record (see 9.104-3 (b) and Subpart 42.15). A prospective contractor shall not be determined responsible or non­ responsible solely on the basis of a Jack of relevant performance history, except as provided in 9.104-2. (d) Have a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics. (e) Have the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls and technical skill or the ability to obtain them (including as appropriate, such elements as production control procedures, property control systems, quality assurance measure, and safety programs applicable to materials to be produced or services to be performed by the prospective contractor or subcontractors). See 9.104-J(a) (f) Have the necessary production, construction and technical equipment and facilities, or the ability to obtain them (see 9.104-3(a). (g) Be otherwise qualified and eligible to receive and award under applicable laws and regulations. Business Associate Agreement Clause Pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and its implementing regulation, the Standards of Privacy of Individual Identifiable Health Information at 45 C.F.R. Part 160 and 164, Subpart A and E ("Privacy Rule"), the Indian Health Service is required to enter into an agreement with the Business Associate, pursuant to which the Business Associate shall comply with and appropriately safeguard Protected Health Information ("PHI") that it will use and disclose when performing function, activities or services ("Services") for the Indian Health Service. The Business Associate by signing the contract shall comply with the following terms in addition to other applicable contract terms and conditions relating to the safekeeping, use and disclosure of PHI. 1. TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA: The following are the technical criteria that will be use to evaluate the proposals for this contract effort, along with their relative weight of importance. a. PAST PERFORMANCE 30 points b. PROBLEM AND APPROACH 20 points c. MANAGEMENT 10 points d. KEY PERSONNEL 20 points

On-Site Cardiology Services for the Cheyenne River Health Center, IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) 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 solicitation number is Request For Proposal-241-2015-0003. The solicitation document incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC (Federal Acquisition Circular) 2005-83. This is an Open-Market solicitation. NAICS code is 621111 - Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists), Small Business Size Standard is $11.0 Million. Contract Line Items: Base Year: 1. On-site Cardiology Services - 192 Hours @$______ per Hour 24-Clinic Days, 8-hours each 2. Holter Monitor Readings 240 Tests @$______ Each 3. Professional Fee - Interpret 240 Tests @$______ Each Holter Monitor Readings 4. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 5. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 6. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 7. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 8. Doppler Ultrasounds 100 Tests @$______ Each Once a month in conjunction with a Clinic Day Option Year 1: 1. On-site Cardiology Services - 192 Hours @$______ per Hour 24-Clinic Days, 8-hours each 2. Holter Monitor Readings 240 Tests @$______ Each 3. Professional Fee - Interpret 240 Tests @$______ Each Holter Monitor Readings 4. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 5. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 6. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 7. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 8. Doppler Ultrasounds 100 Tests @$______ Each Once a month in conjunction with a Clinic Day Option Year 2: 1. On-site Cardiology Services - 192 Hours @$______ per Hour 24-Clinic Days, 8-hours each 2. Holter Monitor Readings 240 Tests @$______ Each 3. Professional Fee - Interpret 240 Tests @$______ Each Holter Monitor Readings 4. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 5. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 6. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 7. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 8. Doppler Ultrasounds 100 Tests @$______ Each Once a month in conjunction with a Clinic Day Option Year 3: 1. On-site Cardiology Services - 192 Hours @$______ per Hour 24-Clinic Days, 8-hours each 2. Holter Monitor Readings 240 Tests @$______ Each 3. Professional Fee - Interpret 240 Tests @$______ Each Holter Monitor Readings 4. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 5. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 6. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 7. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 8. Doppler Ultrasounds 100 Tests @$______ Each Once a month in conjunction with a Clinic Day Option Year 4: 1. On-site Cardiology Services - 192 Hours @$______ per Hour 24-Clinic Days, 8-hours each 2. Holter Monitor Readings 240 Tests @$______ Each 3. Professional Fee - Interpret 240 Tests @$______ Each Holter Monitor Readings 4. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 5. Resting Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 6. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each 7. Stress Echocardiogram 100 Tests @$______ Each Interpretation 8. Doppler Ultrasounds 100 Tests @$______ Each Once a month in conjunction with a Clinic Day The Great Plains Area Office is soliciting proposals for a Firm Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services contract for a Cardiologist to provide cardiology services within the Cheyenne River Health Center, Cheyenne River IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Cardiology Services include: 1. Assessment of Client and assistance with the development of the Treatment Plan. 2. Basic cardiovascular diagnostic procedures: a) Echocardiogram and Interpretation - Resting and Stress. 3. All Interpretations to be completed and returned within 4 calendar days of the clinic visit. 4. Reviews educational and counseling materials for use by professional and paraprofessional staff to provide services to clients and the community. 5. Documents information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) of each patient seen. The period of performance will be from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016, with four 1-year options with performance dates of September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017; September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018; September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019; September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020; respectively. INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS: Proposal must contain the following documents in order to be considered responsive and eligible for an award: 1. If applicable, Licensure Requirement form with a copy of the license. 2. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Agreement to a Temporary Waiver of Character Investigation form. 3. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Declaration for Federal Employment. 4. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment. 5. Copy of Malpractice Insurance. Complete the attached FAR and HHSAR (Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulations) provisions and clauses applicable to this acquisition, including: FAR 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014); FAR 52.212-2 - Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014). 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: 1. Problem and Approach - A) Explain the proposed technical approach in conjunction with the tasks outlined in the Statement of Work. B) Submit a detailed work plan indicating how each aspect of the Statement of Work is to be accomplished. C) Explain how the work/project is to be organized, staffed, and managed. 2. Past Performance - Complete attached Past Performance Questionnaire: A) Identify one contract you consider to be the most successful with your reasoning. B) Identify, at least 3, other contracts of similar work and indicate your record of performance. C) Identify 5 other contracts of work you deem similar if you have no previous experience with the work requirements of the solicitation. 3. Key Personnel - A) List professional personnel and key employees that will be assigned to this project. B) Curriculum vitae and resume shall be provided for each individual. 4. Management - Provide the following information in sufficient detail to allow a complete analysis of the offeror's management capabilities and responsibility. A) Financial capability to perform the Statement of Work. B) Capability to meet delivery or performance schedules. C) Possession of necessary organization, experience, and technical skills to perform the work, or the ability to obtain them. D) Possession of required facilities. Technical and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2015); This must be completed by the Offeror. FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015); and FAR 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2015). Note to the Proposed Contractor: Security Clearance Performance of this contract will require routine access by employees of the Contractor or its subcontractors to facilities or systems controlled by the IHS (Indian Health Service). Before starting work requiring routine access to IHS facilities or systems each person must complete an FBI National Criminal History Check (Fingerprint Check) adjudicated by an IHS employee using the Office of Personnel Management Personnel Investigations Processing System. Contractors shall allow five business days for IHS processing of fingerprints taken electronically at an IHS site and thirty business days for non-electronic processing of fingerprints using FBI Form FD-258. A list of IHS sites with electronic fingerprint capability is available from the Contracting Officer. The IHS utilizes the eQIP (Electronic Questionnaire Investigations Processing) system to process background investigations. Contractors are required to work with the Service Unit Background Coordinator or other designee to properly complete their eQIP entry without error. Proper submission of the eQIP entry to the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) is required prior to the individual being allowed to begin their performance under this contract. Computers have been provided to the Service Unit for this purpose. OIG Exclusion List No contract award shall be made to a vendor or provider listed on the OIG Exclusion List (http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov) throughout the duration of the contract. Should a candidate be found with a non-favorable security clearance it shall be the contractor's responsibility to replace the candidate working under the contract/purchase order with a suitable candidate. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to notify the Acquisition Office is there is a change in provider. In addition, no Contractor or subcontractor employee shall be permitted to perform work under this contract if listed on the LEIE (HHS Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities), http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov. As soon as practicable prior to the performance of the work, the Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer the names of all individuals to be used in performance of work for screening against the LEIE. During the performance, the Contractor shall provide the Contracting Officer the names of any additional or substitute employees for screening before they begin work. The Contractor is responsible for conducting security preclearance investigations in sufficient depth to ensure that each Contractor or subcontractor employee referred to IHS is not on the LEIE and can obtain a favorable fingerprint clearance. Each security preclearance shall be conducted sufficiently in advance of the start of performance to avoid delays caused by denial of access. If this is a Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, or Cost-Reimbursement contract, the contractor shall not charge for or be reimbursed for labor hours or other costs incurred for employees who are unable to perform due to denial or access or the excess time required to resolve and clear unfavorable security clearance findings. If this is a Fixed-Price contract, denial of access due to security clearance findings shall not be a basis for excusable delay or an increase to the contract amount. The Government will pay for the cost to process the contractor's suitability clearances. However, multiple investigations for the same position may, at the Contracting Officer's discretion, lead to a reduction(s) in the contract price of no more than the cost of the investigation(s). Proposals are due on August 21, 2015 @ 2:00pm CDT/CST. Submit proposals to: Great Plains Area Indian Health Service Attn: Connie Valandra, Contract Specialist Federal Building, Room 309 115 4th Avenue Southeast Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-4381 Telephone: 605/226-7567

High Risk and Routine OB/GYN Physician Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published March 28, 2016  -  Deadline April 18, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) 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 solicitation number is Request For Proposal-241-2016-0004. The solicitation document incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC (Federal Acquisition Circular) 2005-87. This is a Total Small Business Set-aside solicitation. NAICS code is 621111 - Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists), Small Business Size Standard is $11.0 Million. The unit pricing must be all inclusive (to include but not be limited to travel, lodging, per diem, fringe benefits, federal, state, and local taxes) plus all other costs pertinent to the performance of this contract. Utilize your most competitive and reasonable rates. Contract Line Items: Base Year: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 20171. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for 52 Weeks [(1-2 days/week), (6-8 hours/day)]. 832 Hours @$______ /Hour, totaling $______ Option Year One (1): July 1, 2017 through June 30, 20182. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for 52 Weeks [(1-2 days/week), (6-8 hours/day)]. 832 Hours @$______ /Hour, totaling $______ Option Year Two (2): July 1, 2018 through June 30, 20193. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for 52 Weeks [(1-2 days/week), (6-8 hours/day)]. 832 Hours @$______ /Hour, totaling $______ Option Year Three (3): July 1, 2019 through June 30, 20204. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for 52 Weeks [(1-2 days/week), (6-8 hours/day)]. 832 Hours @$______ /Hour, totaling $______ Option Year Four (4): July 1, 2020 through June 30, 20215. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for 52 Weeks [(1-2 days/week), (6-8 hours/day)]. 832 Hours @$______ /Hour, totaling $______Total $_________ The Great Plains Area Office is soliciting proposals for a, Firm Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services contract for High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services for1-2 Clinic-Days per week for the Cheyenne River Health Center, Cheyenne River Sioux Service Unit, 24276 166th Street, Airport Road, Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625. High Risk and Routine Obstetrical and Gynecological Services include: (List is not all-inclusive.)1. Medical and surgical care to women with particular expertise in pregnancy, child birth, and disorders of the reproductive system including preventative care, prenatal care, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, pap tests screening, family planning, etc.2. OutPatient Care and Procedures such as colposcopy with biopsy, endometrial biopsy, cryosurgery, vulvar biopsy, and InPatient/ER/UCC consultation.3. Provide patients with a full explanation of diagnosis, procedures, and treatments.4. Health promotion and disease prevention activities.5. Drug therapy regimen, as indicated.6. Monthly Status Report. The period of performance will be from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 with four 1-year options with performance dates of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018; July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; respectively. INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS: Proposal must contain the following documents in order to be considered responsive and eligible for an award: 1. If applicable, Licensure Requirement form with a copy of the license.2. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Agreement to a Temporary Waiver of Character Investigation form.3. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Declaration for Federal Employment.4. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment.5. Copy of Malpractice Insurance Coverage6. Active, current, full, and unrestricted license to practice.7. DEA Licensure.8. Copy of a current physical examination (within the past 2 years) with current immunizations for MMR and DT.9. MD Degree from an accredited School of Medicine.10. Copy of current certification in BLS, ACLS.11. Current CV/Resume. Completion of the attached FAR and HHSAR (Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulations) provisions and clauses applicable to this acquisition, including: FAR 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015). This must be submitted by the Offeror. See attachment for full text.A. In addition to the required information to be submitted, the offeror shall complete the attached Past Performance Questionnaire Form for item (10). FAR 52.212-2 - Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014).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. Award shall be made to the Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable offer. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: 1. Problem and Approach -A) Explain the proposed technical approach in conjunction with the tasks outlined in the Statement of Work.B) Submit a detailed work plan indicating how each aspect of the Statement of Work is to be accomplished.C) Explain how the work/project is to be organized, staffed, and managed. 2. Past Performance - Complete attached Past Performance Questionnaire:A) Identify one contract you consider to be the most successful with your reasoning.B) Identify, at least 3, other contracts of similar work and indicate your record of performance.C) Identify 5 other contracts of work you deem similar if you have no previous experience with the work requirements of this solicitation. 3. Key Personnel -A) List professional personnel and key employees that will be assigned to this project.B) Curriculum vitae and resume shall be provided for each individual. 4. Management - Provide the following information in sufficient detail to allow a complete analysis of the offeror's management capabilities and responsibility.A) Financial capability to perform the Statement of Work.B) Capability to meet delivery or performance schedules.C) Possession of necessary organization, experience, and technical skills to perform the work, or the ability to obtain them.D) Possession of required facilities. Award will be made on an "all-or-none" basis to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror. FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2016). This must be completed by the Offeror. See attachment for full text. 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 https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015); andFAR 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Mar 2016). The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar Questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing by e-mail, fax, or mail by April 6, 2016, @10:00 am CDT/CST for a written response. Proposals are due on April 18, 2016 @ 2:00pm CDT/CST. Submit proposals to:Great Plains Area Indian Health ServiceAttn: Connie Valandra, Contract SpecialistFederal Building, Room 309115 4th Avenue SoutheastAberdeen, South Dakota 57401-4381Telephone: 605/226-7567Facsimile: 605/226-7669E-mail: connie.valandra@ihs.gov Note to the Proposed Contractor: The standards of medical practice and duties of the Contractor through its Physician(s) shall be determined pursuant to the bylaws of the Service Unit. The regulations of the hospital, applicable provisions of law, other rules and regulations of any and all governmental authorities relating to licensure and regulation of physicians and hospitals must be followed. Also the standards and recommendations of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or the Accreditation Organization must be adhered to. The Contract Physician(s) shall be required to participate in a quality improvement program, which is consistent with current requirements for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of care. Security Clearance Performance of this contract will require routine access by employees of the Contractor or its subcontractors to facilities or systems controlled by the IHS (Indian Health Service). Before starting work requiring routine access to IHS facilities or systems each person must complete an FBI National Criminal History Check (Fingerprint Check) adjudicated by an IHS employee using the Office of Personnel Management Personnel Investigations Processing System. Contractors shall allow five business days for IHS processing of fingerprints taken electronically at an IHS site and thirty business days for non-electronic processing of fingerprints using FBI Form FD-258. A list of IHS sites with electronic fingerprint capability is available from the Contracting Officer. The IHS utilizes the eQIP (Electronic Questionnaire Investigations Processing) system to process background investigations. Contractors are required to work with the Service Unit Background Coordinator or other designee to properly complete their eQIP entry without error. Proper submission of the eQIP entry to the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) is required prior to the individual being allowed to begin their performance under this contract. Computers have been provided to the Service Unit for this purpose. OIG Exclusion List No contract award shall be made to a vendor or provider listed on the OIG Exclusion List (http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov) throughout the duration of the contract. Should a candidate be found with a non-favorable security clearance it shall be the contractor's responsibility to replace the candidate working under the contract/purchase order with a suitable candidate. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to notify the Acquisition Office is there is a change in provider. In addition, no Contractor or subcontractor employee shall be permitted to perform work under this contract if listed on the LEIE (HHS Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities), http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov. As soon as practicable prior to the performance of the work, the Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer the names of all individuals to be used in performance of work for screening against the LEIE. During the performance, the Contractor shall provide the Contracting Officer the names of any additional or substitute employees for screening before they begin work. The Contractor is responsible for conducting security preclearance investigations in sufficient depth to ensure that each Contractor or subcontractor employee referred to IHS is not on the LEIE and can obtain a favorable fingerprint clearance. Each security preclearance shall be conducted sufficiently in advance of the start of performance to avoid delays caused by denial of access. If this is a Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, or Cost-Reimbursement contract, the contractor shall not charge for or be reimbursed for labor hours or other costs incurred for employees who are unable to perform due to denial or access or the excess time required to resolve and clear unfavorable security clearance findings. If this is a Fixed-Price contract, denial of access due to security clearance findings shall not be a basis for excusable delay or an increase to the contract amount. The Government will pay for the cost to process the contractor's suitability clearances. However, multiple investigations for the same position may, at the Contracting Officer's discretion, lead to a reduction(s) in the contract price of no more than the cost of the investigation(s).

23--Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise set-aside for Utility Terrain Vehicles for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cheyenne River Agency in Eagle Butte, SD.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published July 20, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 07202015 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 FAC 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 336112 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 2015-07-30 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Eagle Butte, SD 57625 The Bureau of Indian Affairs requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Utility Terrain Vehicle (see attached specifications), 2, 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, Bureau of Indian Affairs 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. Bureau of Indian Affairs 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. (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such fraud, waste, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) (a) The contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such fraud, waste, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibition and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 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): 52.219-6, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.223-9, 52.223-15, 52.223-16, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, 52.232-33. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. As required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(i)), the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that the percentage of recovered materials content for EPA-designated items to be delivered or used in the performance of the contract will be at least the amount required by the applicable contract specifications or other contractual requirements. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision? ?Person?? (1) Means? (i) A natural person; (ii) A corporation, business association, partnership, society, trust, financial institution, insurer, underwriter, guarantor, and any other business organization, any other nongovernmental entity, organization, or group, and any governmental entity operating as a business enterprise; and (iii) Any successor to any entity described in paragraph (1)(ii) of this definition; and (2) Does not include a government or governmental entity that is not operating as a business enterprise. ?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)). (b) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (c) Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this provision or if a waiver has been granted in accordance with 25.703-4, by submission of its offer, the offeror? (1) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (2) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act. These sanctioned activities are in the areas of development of the petroleum resources of Iran, production of refined petroleum products in Iran, sale and provision of refined petroleum products to Iran, and contributing to Iran's ability to acquire or develop certain weapons or technologies; and (3) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (d) Exception for trade agreements. The representation requirement of paragraph (c)(1) and the certification requirements of paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this provision do not apply if? (1) This solicitation includes a trade agreements notice or certification (e.g., 52.225-4, 52.225-6, 52.225-12, 52.225-24, or comparable agency provision); and (2) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products or designated country construction material. (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP). "Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp.gov. Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice: The Contractor must use the IPP website to register access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) prior to the contract award date, but no more than 3-5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos.frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation. (a) The Contractor agrees to give preferences to Indians who can perform the work required regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation for training and employment opportunities under this contract and, to the extent feasible consistent with the efficient performance of this contract, training and employment preferences and opportunities shall be provided to Indians regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation who are not fully qualified to perform under this contract. The Contractor also agrees to give preference to Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises in the awarding of any subcontracts consistent with the efficient performance of this contract. The Contractor shall maintain such records as are necessary to indicate compliance with this paragraph. (b) In connection with the Indian employment preference requirements of this clause, the Contractor shall also provide opportunities for training incident to such employment. Such training shall include on-the-job, classroom, or apprenticeship training which is designed to increase the vocational effectiveness of an Indian employee. (c) If the Contractor is unable to fill its training and employment needs after giving full consideration to Indians as required by this clause, those needs may be satisfied by selection of persons other than Indians in accordance with the clause of this contract entitled ?Equal Opportunity.? (d) If no Indian organizations or Indian-owned economic enterprises are available for awarding of subcontracts in connection with the work performed under this contract, the Contractor agrees to comply with the provisions of this contract involving utilization of small business concerns, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or labor surplus area concerns. (e) As used in this clause: (1) ?Indian? means a person who is a member of an Indian Tribe. If the Contractor has reason to doubt that a person seeking employment preference is an Indian, the contractor shall grant the preference but shall require the individual within thirty (30) days to provide evidence from the Tribe concerned that the person is a member of that Tribe. (2) ?Indian organization? means the governing body of any Indian Tribe or entity established or recognized by such governing body in accordance with the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 77; 25 U.S.C. 1451); and (3) ?Indian-owned economic enterprise? means any Indian-owned commercial, industrial, or business activity established or organized for the purpose of profit provided that such Indian ownership shall constitute not less than 51 percent of the enterprise. (4) ?Indian Tribe? means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. (f) The Contractor agrees to include the provisions of the clause including this paragraph (f) in each subcontract awarded under this contract. (g) In the event of noncompliance with this clause, the Contractor's right to proceed may be terminated in whole or in part by the Contracting Officer and the work completed in a manner determined by the Contracting Officer to be in the best interests of the Government. (End of clause) Under the Buy Indian Act, 25 U.S.C. 47, offers are solicited only from Indian economic enterprises (Subpart 1480.8) that are also small business concerns. Any acquisition resulting from this solicitation will be from such a concern. Offers received from enterprises that are not both Indian economic enterprises and small business concerns will not be considered and will be rejected. (End of provision) (a) Definitions as used in this clause. (1) Concern means any business entity organized for profit (even if its ownership is in the hands of a nonprofit entity) with a place of business located in the United States or its outlying areas and that makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes and/or use of American products, material and/or labor, etc. It includes but is not limited to an individual, partnership, corporation, joint venture, association, or cooperative. For the purpose of making affiliation findings (see 19.101) any business entity, whether organized for profit or not, and any foreign business entity, i.e., any entity located outside the United States and its outlying areas. (2) Subcontract means any agreement (other than one involving an employer-employee relationship) entered into by a Government prime contractor or subcontractor calling for supplies and/or services required for performance of the contract, contract modification, or subcontract. (3) Subcontractor means a concern to which a contractor subcontracts any work under the contract. It includes subcontractors at any tier who perform work on the contract. (b) Required Percentages of work by the concern. The contractor must comply with FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting clause in allocating what percentage of work to subcontract. Of the work subcontracted, no more than 50 percent may be subcontracted to a concern other than a responsible Indian economic enterprise. (c) Indian Preference. Regardless of the contract type for services, supplies, or covered construction, the contractor agrees to give preference to Indian organizations and Indian owned economic enterprises in awarding subcontracts under this contract in accordance with DIAR 1452.226-71, Indian Preference. (d) Cooperation. The contractor must: (1) Carry out the requirements of this clause to the fullest extent; and (2) Cooperate in any study or survey that the CO, Indian Affairs, or its agents may conduct to verify the contractor's compliance with this clause. (e) Incorporation in Subcontracts. The contractor must incorporate die substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts for supplies, services, and construction awarded under this contract. (End of clause) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it does meet the definition of Indian economic enterprise as defined in 1480.201. [End of provision] As required by the DIAR 1480.503, this acquisition is 100% set aside for Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises (ISBEE) as defined by DIAR 1480.503. Only quotes received from ISBEE's will be considered for award. Quoters who do not qualify under the ISBEE set aside will be immediately removed from the competitive range. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be ?ACTIVE? at the time of award. Contracts for Materials, Supplies, Articles and Equipment Exceeding $15,000 (May 2014) If this contract is for the manufacture or furnishing of materials, supplies, articles or equipment in an amount that exceeds or may exceed $15,000, and is subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 65, the following terms and conditions apply: (a) All stipulations required by 41 U.S.C. chapter 65 and regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR Chapter 50) are incorporated by reference. These stipulations are subject to all applicable rulings and interpretations of the Secretary of Labor that are now, or may hereafter, be in effect. (b) All employees whose work relates to this contract shall be paid not less than the minimum wage prescribed by regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR 50-202.2). Learners, student learners, apprentices, and workers with disabilities may be employed at less than the prescribed minimum wage (see 41 CFR 50-202.3) to the same extent that such employment is permitted under Section 14 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (41 U.S.C. 6508).
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