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MOD Medical Eqluipment

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published August 30, 2016
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This is a draft Request for Quote for planning purposes only.  Do NOT send a quote at this time. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposals; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE/MARKET RESEARCH, THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE PROCURED THROUGH FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION.

2016 East Coast Trade Symposium

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection | Published September 1, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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  COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION 2016 US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION EAST COAST TRADE SYMPOSIUM   This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial items prepared in accordance with formats found in FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, 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 RFP 2016 ECTS and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The NAICS code for this solicitation is 721110.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade Relations (OTR), has a requirement for conference space for the 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium on October 6, 2016 and October 7, 2016. The source selection process will consist of lowest-price technically acceptable. The Government will review the offerors quotes provided in accordance with the Attachment 1, Statement of Work (SOW). The selected offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.  Vendor must be registered in the Systems for Award Management (SAM) database before an award is made to them. If not registered, you may do so at www.sam.gov.Vendors are requested to submit a technical and separate price proposal for the effort described in the attached full solicitation's Statement of Work (SOW). Please address any questions via email to Pamela Burch at pamela.burch@cbp.dhs.gov  no later than 2:00 PM EST on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Vendors must include "2016 East Coast Trade Symposium Question" in the subject line of the email message.Proposals in response to this solicitation are due no later than 2:00 PM EST, Thursday, September 8, 2016 to pamela.burch@cbp.dhs.gov . Vendors must include "2016 East Coast Trade Symposium Proposal" in the subject line of the email message.Proposals submitted in response to this RFP will be received via the email address provided above only. Proposals must be received by the closing date and time stated above. Technical proposal cannot exceed 20 pages. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. To verify receipt of your response, please contact Pamela Burch at pamela.burch@cbp.dhs.gov.                                     ATTACHMENT 1: SOW   U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICE OF TRADE RELATIONS   2016 and 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium   STATEMENT OF WORK   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  CBP combined the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of CBP, U.S. Immigration, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.   The Office of Trade Relations (OTR) is planning the CBP 2016 and 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area within fifty (50) miles of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20229. This is a major outreach event hosted by the Commissioner, which brings approximately 1000 members of the international trade and transportation communities, other government agencies, Congress, and the Press together with CBP senior management.    These symposiums provide great benefit to U.S. citizens, the trade community, CBP employees, government agencies, and the economy as a whole.  Citizens will be better protected from health and safety risks posed by terrorist activities and the influx of narcotics, illegal products and unsafe goods.  CBP personnel will benefit from state-of-the-art tools to perform their jobs better and faster.  They will have increased access to information and the burden of paper-intensive manual processing of goods will be reduced.  Government agencies with border enforcement and regulatory responsibilities will have the potential for improved information sharing and analysis to better target and analyze goods coming into the country.  The purpose of this statement of work is to provide specific information for the needs and requirements of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade Relations for the 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium.  The Symposium will include statements from senior executives within Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), other federal government agencies and members of the public and press.   PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:   Base Year/Conference #1: The CBP 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled on October 6, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and October 7, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  The official Trade Symposium agenda is estimated to run up to 16 hours.   Option Year/Conference #2: The CBP 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled on October, 4, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PDT) and October, 5, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The official Trade Symposium agenda is estimated to run up to 16 hours.   PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  The CBP 2016 and 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium shall be held within ten miles (10) miles of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Headquarters located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20229.   GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:  The contractor shall be a high quality "full service" provider with a past performance history that includes a minimum of 3 years of experience as a primary contractor with a professional staff to execute the requirements specified in this Statement of Work.  All staff provided by the contractor shall be either direct employees of the contractor or employees of an approved subcontractor.  The primary contractor shall have full responsibility for the contractor and subcontractor staff and shall make direct contact with the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to ensure that all arrangements are mutually understood concerning any logistical and/or financial arrangements that October impact the Trade Symposium. CBP is looking for a full service provider that will also be able to meet the following requirements:   The contractor shall provide meeting space to serve 1000 attendees and provide food and beverage services, logistical support, audiovisual equipment and services, Internet services, health services (if mandatory) and security services for this event.  The Contractor's logistical support services provided will be specified by the purchase order issued by the assigned contracting officer, but will fall within the scope of those services set forth below.  Services are also subject to change as decisions are made by senior management on a daily basis, as the event gets closer.   The contractor shall provide a professional staff to organize, coordinate, and handle any last minute requests, as well as execute all logistical requirements as specified in this Statement of Work (SOW).  All staff provided by the contractor shall be either direct employees of the contractor or employees of an approved subcontractor.  The contractor shall make direct contact with the host to ensure that all arrangements are mutually understood concerning arrival times, accommodations, official functions, financial arrangements and any other special information that October impact this meeting.  The contractor or their approved subcontractors shall coordinate and implement all logistical arrangements for this event.  Logistical support October include, but is not limited to, coordination of: meeting accommodations, customer services or front desk information service, conference rooms, meal arrangement/catering, dedicated Internet and audio and visual equipment.   Contracting Officer's Representative:   OTR's Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), Susan Calongne, will work closely with the contractor to ensure that all terms and conditions of this SOW are accomplished.   Post-Award:    The contractor shall be available immediately following the contract award to exchange information and begin planning for the provision of services under the contract.   Deliverables:   Within seven (7) business days of the contract award, the contractor shall comprise a Detailed Logistical Support Plan for provision of all required support.  The plan will include a proposed budget and detailed schedule as applicable.  The CBP POC(s) shall review the Logistical Support Plan and provide acceptance and/or comments to the contractor.  The contractor shall be available to CBP for weekly status reports in order to facilitate the coordination of evolving operational and logistical issues in regards to the tasks outlined in the SOW.     Account Reconciliation:   The contractor's final invoice must be prepared in a logical and chronological sequence and all backup data accompany the bill.  The contractor shall complete its accounting of the event within 2 weeks of the conclusion.  All services or related charges must be approved prior to issuance of a final invoice.  Please send a copy of the final invoice to the following address:   U.S. Customs and Border Protection Attention:  Karmeshia Tuck 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - Room 3.5A Washington, DC 20229   Conference #1 Draft Agenda:  October 6-7, 2016   Time General Sessions   Wednesday, October 6, 2016         Wednesday, October 6, 2016 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Exhibits 8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome 8:05 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks/Keynote Speaker 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. General Session 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. General Session 11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Break 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Separate Ballroom / Luncheon 1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. General Session 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. General Session                                       Time Breakout Session Thursday,  October 7, 2016 7:00 a.m.-08:00 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m.- 03:45 p.m. Exhibits 08:00-08:45 a.m. General Session 08:45-09:00 a.m. Break 09:00-10:00 a.m.

59--Hardware Products

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published September 13, 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 EX400100-16-05956 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 2005-89-1. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 335314 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-09-15 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Washington, DC 20230 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Please see attachment for specification., 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary 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. DOC Office of the Secretary 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. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

Multi Media Contractors: Editor/Host/ Reporter and Reporter/Producer - French to Africa Services /French and Sango languages

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published September 7, 2016  -  Deadline September 12, 2016
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Synopsis: THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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.   This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-089, dated July 14th, 2016. Solicitation No. BBG50-RFQ-16-00010RYD is issued as a Request For QUOTES (RFQ) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. The North American Classification System Code is 711510/812990 This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510/812990 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.   BACKGROUND: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.   The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.   Offeror's minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to:   1) Offeror's Qualifications - The Offeror shall provide their curriculum vitae (CV)/resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English, French and Sango languages. 2) Experience - The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. 3) Price Quote - Provide a rate per hour   INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Resume and (2) a Price Quote 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal. The Government will award a multiple award Firm-Fixed Blanket Purchase Agreement resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offerors whose proposals conforming to the RFQ shall provide the best value to the Government, based on LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTED. EVALUATION FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS' TECHNICAL AND PRICE QUOTE, THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS' QUOTES:   1) The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the requested deliverables stated herein. 2) A Separate Price Quote showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable.   Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Quotes must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.   The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer shall appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause)   FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3 Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332)   Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral or faxed proposals will not be accepted. Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Rehema Daya by email (rdaya@bbg.gov) or fax (202-382-7846) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on September 09, 2016. Technical Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) document and Price Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) separate document. All proposals must be sent email and must be received before the deadline set forth below. Proposals should be sent to Rehema Daya, rdaya@bbg.gov before September 12, 2016 at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time.   The Contractor shall submit an invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.   ELECTRONIC INVOICING IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS CONTRACT IPP (Invoice Processing Platform) is the no cost on-line Treasury system being used at BBG for vendor invoicing and is a requirement of all new contract awards. The web address for the IPP billing system is www.ipp.gov. IPP is a very easy to navigate vendor invoicing system that allows you to directly attach invoice support (following format type: .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .rtf, .tif, .tiff, .xls, and .xlsx). Your invoices will directly route to your COR for review and approval and then to the financial system for review and processing. You will be able to view the approval process directly on-line. What do I do now? 1. If you are already enrolled as an IPP user, follow the BBG notification steps below.   2. If you are not enrolled with IPP then go to the web page www.ipp.gov. In the middle of the page along the right there is a Vendors and "enroll now" button. The vendor requirements can be viewed at this link: https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm. Once you are enrolled with IPP follow the instructions below to notify BBG.   BBG notification Email the BBG systems team at cfo-financial-systems-team@bbg.gov that you have enrolled in IPP and they will code you as an IPP vendor in our financial system. In the subject line of the email state, IPP vendor and your company name, see below for an example: "IPP vendor enroll - ABC Company" Once you are coded by the systems team you will receive a BBG vendor notification email and your contracts will be available in IPP for you to begin billing. The email notification will be addressed to the POC your company provided Treasury IPP when you registered.   For assistance in enrolling and receiving your IPP password, Treasury toll free customer service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at 866-973-3131 and their email address is IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov. BBG is unable to register vendors into IPP or provide/reset passwords.  

Consumer Response Center Support and Customer Relationship Management Technology Integration Support

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Published September 8, 2016
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Consumer Response Center Support and Customer Relationship Management Technology Integration Support The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) intends to award a logical follow-on, sole source contract to General Dynamics Technology, Inc., 3211 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 for Consumer Response Center Support and Customer Relationship Management Technology Integration Support. The contract will consist of a 90 day base period and three (3) 30 day option periods to be procured on a Time & Materials basis.This requirement will be negotiated on a sole source basis in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii). No solicitation documents are available, however parties who believe they are capable of fulfilling this requirement are encouraged to submit a statement of capabilities to Contracting Officer Catherine Palmer by email at Catherine.palmer@cfpb.gov . The Government will not pay for any information received and the information will only be used by the Government in considering whether or not to conduct a competitive acquisition. See numbered note 22.

Comprehensive Congressional news and legislative analysis updates

Peace Corps, Office Of Acquisitions And Contract Management | Published August 19, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 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; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This synopsis/solicitation is issued for commercial services in accordance with FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88-1 effective June 15, 2016. The applicable NAICS to this requirement is 519130. This acquisition is UNRESTRICTED. The Office of Congressional Relations develops the Peace Corps' congressional strategy, coordinates activities related to all legislative issues and interests, and serves as the official liaison between the Peace Corps Director and Members of Congress and congressional staff. The Congressional Relations staff produces the agency's annual Congressional Budget Justification document each year with support from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Peace Corps' Office of Acquisitions and Contract Management (OACM) intends to award firm-fixed price contract for Congressional news and legislative analysis service providing real-time updates on legislative actions.

Travel Specialist

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published September 1, 2016  -  Deadline December 31, 2016
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Travel Specialist The U.S. Department of the Treasury is seeking a Program Analyst (Travel Specialist) for its Washington, D.C.-based technical assistance program for countries throughout the world. The Travel Specialist provides a wide range of operations management, travel support and administrative services to U.S. government employees and personal services contractors. The person selected will be hired under a personal services contract. The Office of Technical Assistance provides technical assistance in over 50 countries in five functional areas; economic crimes, government debt management and issuance, budget and financial accountability, banking and financial services, and revenue policy and revenue administration. The Travel Specialist provides a full range of travel and administrative support services to U.S. government employees, personal services contractors and dependents traveling in connection with the technical assistance program. The Travel Specialist receives and confirms requests for travel; develops computerized travel authorizations, budgets for travel, transportation of effects and miscellany; and provides for hotel accommodations, interpreting, translating, and other miscellaneous services. The Travel Specialist will also obtain passports, visas, and letters of invitation for travelers. This position requires ten to fifteen years of public or private sector work experience, expert knowledge of Federal Travel Regulations, U.S. Government regulations, knowledge of International Travel Requirements, excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills. Please note: These are PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR positions; NOT civil service positions. U.S. citizenship is required. SALARY: In accordance with program regulations and based on demonstrated salary history, salaries range from $25.60 to $48.27 per hour. Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate level of security clearance, up to the level of Secret. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical AssistanceATTN: Recruitment Coordinator1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th FloorWashington, DC 20006 If applying by email, submit documents to recruitment@ota.treas.gov ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address. Please reference Solicitation A16151 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16151 -Travel Specialist - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive and will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date. U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Financial Specialists

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published September 1, 2016  -  Deadline December 31, 2016
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FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS The incumbents shall serve as Financial Specialists, under personal services contracts, in the Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA). Financial Specialists shall perform accounting functions and other financial related analyses to assist the Finance Manager in ensuring accuracy and timeliness of official accounting records and reports for projects and activities in the office. Experience with the NFC (National Finance Center) and knowledge of Federal government accounting is desired. OTA provides technical assistance in 50 countries in five functional areas; economic crimes, government debt management and issuance, budget and financial accountability, banking and financial services, and revenue policy and revenue administration. B.A. in accounting or related field is desired. Knowledge of Treasury accounting systems, 10 years of accounting or financial-related experience is preferred. Computer experience, spreadsheet, word processing, EXCEL and ACCESS are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is required. SALARY: In accordance with program regulations and based on demonstrated salary history, salaries range from $25.60 to $48.27 per hour. Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate level of security clearance, up to the level of Secret. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical AssistanceATTN: Recruitment Coordinator1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th FloorWashington, DC 20006 If applying by email, submit documents to recruitment@ota.treas.gov ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address. Please reference Solicitation A16150 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16150 - Financial Specialist - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive and will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Senior Forensics Advisor

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published August 23, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 2016
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor" (PSC) solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC, you may contact the DOS Official named in this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Senior Forensics AdvisorWashington, DC Issuance Date: 08/23/2016Closing Date: 09/06/2016SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-055-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-055-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/23/20163. CLOSING DATE: 09/06/20164. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Senior Forensics Advisor6. MARKET VALUE: $108,887 - $141,555 (GS-14 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below Personal Services Contractor (PSC)Statement of Work (SOW)Senior Forensics Advisor Washington, DCGS-14 (Equivalent) BACKGROUNDThe Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership (INL/CAP) provides policy guidance and assists INL program offices in addressing the full range of criminal justice issues as they relate to law enforcement development programs globally. INL/CAP also assists INL in developing strategic partnerships with U.S. state, county, municipal, and federal law enforcement agencies to improve the quality of INL programs. Criminal justice assistance is a core component of rule of law development, which is critical to helping countries fight destabilizing crime/corruption and promoting good governance. . As many countries continue to move to evidence based prosecutions, the development of reliable forensics capabilities is critical to the success of that effort. Currently, INL manages criminal justice policy and programs in numerous countries, employing thousands of people in the field to implement these programs. INL programmatic activities include: deployment of American experts in the fields of policing, corrections, and justice in multilateral police assistance missions, including direct secondment of U.S. police officers to United Nations (UN) missions (UNPOL); implementing bilateral programs to train and build capacity of criminal justice institutions; deploying mentors or other technical advisors to work directly with host nation counterparts; providing infrastructure and equipment; and working with implementing partners, including grantees, private sector firms and U.S. governmental entities to implement key programs. The Senior Forensics Advisor (SFA) will serve as a subject matter expert on the full range of forensic science issues as they relate to INL criminal justice development and reform programs globally. The SFA will provide technical forensics expertise within INL and interagency settings for activities directed at improving the international capacity of INL and the USG to provide law enforcement development assistance. The SFA also will play a role in contingency planning, program development and as a resource for INL program managers by providing expert guidance, as needed. Finally, the SFA will assist with outreach and partnership opportunities with law enforcement and forensic science agencies and individuals on behalf of INL and their programs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assist INL staff in developing forensics components of criminal justice and law enforcement programs, which are coordinated with all aspects of the criminal justice system.2. Provide policy analysis and program guidance on forensic components of criminal justice development programs to INL program staff, the INL Front Office, and other DOS offices upon request. 3. Participate in senior level meetings, seminars, and exercises to provide expert level forensics input to help INL maintain and develop continuously the ability to respond to emerging issues appropriately.4. Participate in or lead overseas assessments of forensics capabilities of indigenous criminal justice systems, as well as assess the impact of planned or current programmatic activities and propose remedial actions. 5. Draft memos and reports to provide expert analysis regarding forensics programs and assessments for INL. 6. Prepare background materials to be used by the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries to draft speeches, briefings, and testimony to articulate INL engagement on international forensics issues.7. Maintain knowledge of contemporary, professional forensic sciences operational and management principles, techniques, and issues, which are appropriate for international application.8. Conceptualize and participate in outreach activities with domestic and international forensics and academic communities to increase awareness of INL programs and policies to solicit greater cooperation and participation.9. Develop and maintain personal contacts with INL program managers (both domestic and overseas), foreign government officials, and U.S. state/local forensics partners to strengthen INL program implementation.10. Develop a working knowledge of the organizational structure and functions of the INL Bureau and its component offices, as well as the organizational structure of the U.S. Department of State.11. Act as a grants or contracting officer's representative on forensics related programs.12. Assist with drafting and reviewing scopes of work, participate in technical review panels, and engage in other activities that support the implementation of forensic programming for INL. RELATIONSHIPS The SFA will report to the Police Team Leader (PTL) and the INL/CAP Director/Deputy Director through the PTL. The SFA will be required to participate in weekly INL/CAP staff meetings. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/CAP Deputy Director 2. INL/CAP Police Team Lead Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g. progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the INL/CAP Deputy Director and INL/CAP Police Team Lead, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. TRAININGS & DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES1. Completes the Contracting Officer Representative (PA296) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within 120 days of contract award. 2. Completes the Federal Assistance Management (PY260) course through the Foreign Service Institute. COMPLEXITYThe work involves managing and providing technical expertise to a number of different assignments at the same time for various offices and stakeholders, with priority given to the INL Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP). The ability to perform complex analysis is essential. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe incumbent performs a broad range of tasks related to a providing forensics expertise for the INL bureau. INL programs have a significant impact on U.S. embassy operations overseas. TRAVELOccasional domestic and possibly frequent international travel is required. International travel will be funded outside this contract and by the requesting office/Post. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1. U.S. Citizen, able to obtain/maintain a DOS Secret security clearance. 2. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with major course work in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, applied science, chemical engineering, physical or natural science, forensic science or a closely related field.3. Demonstrated six (6) years experience conducting case work with various forensic disciplines (e.g., DNA, crime scene analysis, trace evidence, etc.), which has included a minimum of three years as a qualified forensic examiner at an accredited federal, state, or municipal forensic laboratory.4. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods by which the USG typically participates in international forensics reform and development operations. 5. Demonstrated ability to interact with high-level officials (governmental and non-governmental) on behalf of the USG.6. Demonstrated experience with developing technical forensics capabilities, including in areas such as forensic Quality Assurance and Accreditation programs.7. Experience working with law enforcement and/or legislative representatives.8. English and Spanish language proficiency. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS1. A minimum of one (1) year experience working in international forensics development.2. Demonstrated experience working with the UN or other international organizations.3. Demonstrated experience working with INL or other relevant USG agencies (e.g. USAID, Department of Justice, Department of Defense). 4. Demonstrated knowledge of DOS and INL capabilities and core competencies, as well as those of the principal forensics agencies at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.5. Demonstrated experience working with U.S. embassies overseas.6. A Master's Degree or higher from an accredited institution with major course work in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, applied science, chemical engineering, physical or natural science, forensic science or a closely related field. Evaluation Criteria Factor 1 Knowledge of technical forensics disciplines and capabilities, including in areas such as forensic laboratory Quality Assurance and Accreditation programs, DNA, crime scene analysis, and trace evidence. (25 points) Factor 2 Experience assessing forensics capabilities in a non-U.S. environment, including the ability to provide policy and programmatic technical guidance based on assessment results. (25 points) Factor 3 Knowledge of international forensics development, including subject matter expertise regarding current USG assistance programs that foster forensics reform and capacity building. (20 points) Factor 4 Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in a timely and concise manner, both orally and in writing, and demonstrated interpersonal skills. (15 points) Factor 5 Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. (15 points) COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  

Notice of Intent to Sole Source

Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) | Published August 23, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), hereby gives notice of their intent to award a contract to DCI Consulting Group, Inc., 1920 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-2114 on a sole source basis utilizing FAR 13, Simplified Acquisition, procedures in accordance with 41 USC 253(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. On March 24, 2014, members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services requested the Offices of Inspector Generals (OIGs) for seven financial agencies to perform work to determine whether the agencies' internal operations and personnel practices were systematically disadvantaging minorities and women from obtaining senior management positions. OCC was one of the seven agencies. As a result of the information presented in the report, OCC has determined the need for analysis of the same data for subsequent fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016. This will be a logical follow-on of information for the same effort on behalf of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to be performed by DCI Consulting, Inc. This is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all proposals received in writing within three days after date of publication of this notice will be considered by the Government. Responses must be supported with clear and convincing evidence to clearly be able to provide the services outlined in this notice. 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. A redacted copy of the justification prepared for this procurement will follow at a later date.  

Financial Times.com User Licenses

Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) | Published August 26, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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Application Development Group Support Services

Department of Education, Federal Student Aid | Published August 25, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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THIS IS A SYNOPSIS FOR SERVICES PREPARED PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF: USCODE 2011, TITLE 20, CHAPTER 28, PART D, 1018a(f)(1), AND FORMAT IN FAR PART 15, AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) SHALL BE SET-ASIDE FOR EITHER 100% HUBZONE OR SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN(S). PROPOSALS WILL BE REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL BE ISSUED. The solicitation number is: ED-FSA-16-R-4567. The solicitation will be issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-89. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for is 541511, size standard $27.5M. The Contractor is expected to provide actual pricing for the required labor categories. The evaluation factors contained in the RFP will be used to evaluate all proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. Federal Student Aid (FSA), a principal office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in postsecondary education as the largest provider of student financial aid in the country. FSA ensures that all eligible individuals may benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. FSA consistently champions the promise of postsecondary education and training to all Americans-and its value to our society. The Department of Education has the responsibility of ensuring that each postsecondary educational institution seeking or participating in the FSA Title IV programs, under the Higher Education Act (HEA) as amended, comply with the laws, regulations and policies to gain or maintain participation in those programs. The objective of the Application Development Group (ADG) envisions establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide Business Architecture that fosters systematic component/solution reuse; maintain and promulgate value-added requirements documentation standards, and effective requirements management and traceability practices; foster the consistent and effective application of project-level change control processes for all IT projects the Technology Office and ADG are involved in. Promoting and maintaining a mature Capability Maturity Model Integration organizational maturity level 2 or 3 is our standard, we encourage positive and productive relationships between Contractors, the customer, and entities within the Technology Office. ADG promotes and maintains strategic and technology alignment; support business process management, building the integration framework and reusable operational processes.   The solicitation issue date will be about August 29, 2016. A copy of the solicitation will be available via FED BIZ OPPS. Telephone requests will not be honored.

National Learning from Our Legacy

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published August 26, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 611430 with a small business size standard of $11.0M annual gross receipts for a period of 3 years. THIS IS A 100% SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Acquisition Services Division (PDQC), is requesting services for Learning From Our Legacy under this requirement. Description of Services (See Attachment I) Period of Performance: Period of Performance: The period of performance for the contract will be for a 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods (if exercised). If required, a 6-month extension may be exercised in accordance with FAR Part 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services. Place of Performance: This work effort will be national in scope. The contractor must be able to provide training services for the GSA Central Office in Washington, D.C. and Regional Offices nationwide. The GSA Regions are (1) New England, Boston, MA; (2) Northeast & Caribbean, New York, NY; (3) Mid Atlantic, Philadelphia, PA; (4) Southeast-Sunbelt, Atlanta, GA; (5) Great Lakes, Chicago, IL; (6) The Heartland, Kansas City, MO; (7) Greater Southwest, Fort Worth, TX; (8) Rocky Mountain, Denver, CO; (9) Pacific Rim, San Francisco, CA; (10) Northwest/Arctic, Auburn, WA; and (11) National Capital, Washington, DC. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions are hereby applicable and incorporated by reference: 1) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; and 2) The provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the Online Offeror Representations and Certifications Application. Please refer to http://www.sam.gov. A completed copy of the Representations and Certifications should be included with the offer. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses are hereby applicable and incorporated by reference: 1) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; and 2) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items; 3) The clause at 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; and 3) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (ALT I). Evaluation Criteria: The provision of 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial is incorporated. The Government intends to use Best Value. When combined, technical is more important than price. The evaluation criteria are in descending order of importance. The contractors will be evaluated on the evaluation criteria as follows: FACTOR 1: Professional Qualifications and Experience of contractors and key personnel-including Specialized Experience (30%)a) Experience/knowledge of project phases similar to those in the Federal government, including but not limited to: project finance, urban and neighborhood issues, site selection, historic preservation, planning, cost management, design and construction excellence (including working with lead project managers and construction contractors), and project close-out. Also critical is the transfer of project leadership to facilities management, including operations and management (O&M), real property disposal, and importantly, ongoing full lifecycle of the asset.b) Credentials: academic, professional,c) Publications: building methodology, sustainability, building analysis, financial aspects, etc. (Please narrow publications list to those directly relevant to this Proposal Request.)d) Awards (design, construction, teaching, service to their industry), organizational recognition-- such as board membership, etc.e) Specialized Experience in topics germane to the Core Statement of Work FACTOR 2: Technical Knowledge and Competence (25%)a) Comprehensive understanding of building lifecycle and total project ownership costs,b) In-depth knowledge of capital project design and construction phases,c) Understanding of impact of and internal support for historic preservation in the Federal inventoryd) Understanding of contracting mechanisms for institutional quality building design and constructione) Other specialties of industry knowledge FACTOR 3: Past Performance (20%)a) Examples: Involvement in research or demonstration projects that have long-term benefits from the general (or additional specialized) competencies developedb) Participation: Case Study Method or other building project field research or post-occupancy evaluation (POE).c) Contract work with Federal buildings or building programsd) Field research performed for Federal government entities, including basic building surveys; remediation reports, building performance evaluationse) Awareness of GSA project delivery methods (design-bid-build, design-bid, design-bridging-build, lease-construct, out-leasing, etc.)f) Post-occupancy evaluations (POE's): client satisfaction, occupant comfortg) Application of project knowledge or building performance in teaching or court testimony re: building failureh) Professional research in team work, team building, upper level client relationshipsi) Field research performed for Federal government entities, including basic building studies or surveys; remediation reportsj) Application of project knowledge or building performance in teaching or court testimony re: building failurek) Research in team work, team building, and GSA client-relationships. FACTOR 4: PRICE (15%) FACTOR 5: Interview/Oral Presentation (10%)a) This factor will be weighted among all other factors. b) GSA recognizes that all applicants may not have some specific experience as above; however, this will not preclude GSA's consideration for award. In the case of the offeror who is not called for the optional Interview/Oral Presentation, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on Interview/Oral Presentation. Submission of Proposals: The Contractor's proposal is due on or before 1:00pm, E.S.T., Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated based on best value to the government. Offerors must submit their final proposals for evaluation. Proposals must be submitted by email to Collette Scott at collette.scott@gsa.gov Volume I - Price Schedule: The Contractor shall provide pricing for the required services and include in Volume I of their proposal (See Attachment II). Price proposals will be evaluated against other proposals submitted, in-house estimates and the current market prices during evaluations. Evaluation of the contractor's price proposal shall include and evaluation to determine: - Fair and Reasonable Rates and Prices;- Total Maximum Price Submission of Proposals: The Contractor's proposal is due on or before 1:00pm, E.S.T., Tuesday, September 6, 2010. Proposals will be evaluated based on best value to the government. Offerors must submit their final proposals for evaluation. Proposals must be submitted by email to Ms. Collette Scott at collette.scott@gsa.gov in two separate volumes/emails: - Volume I: Price Proposal (Include pricing). - Volume II: Technical Proposal (Response to Synopsis and Evaluation Criteria) "DO NOT SUBMIT PRICING IN VOLUME II - TECHNICAL PROPOSAL" Offeror must submit their proposal to Ms. Collette Scott by email, collette.scott@gsa.gov. For more information, please contact Ms. Collette Scott on 202-731-3021.  

Security and Surveillance Equipment

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2016
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PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY NOTICE THAT WILL BE PUBLISHED. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issues. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. No partial quotes will be considered. No partial award will be made. The solicitations number is DJF-16-0700-PR-0010986 and is issued as a request for Quote (RFQ). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 561621 Security Systems Services, with a small business size standard of $20.5M. The resultant contract will be a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contract. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-89. This requirement will be awarded on an all or none basis as a commercial item, fixed price purchase order under the procedures at FAR Parts 12 and 13. Technical Requirements:The FBI has a requirement for the following items, Brand Name only, to supplement the existing security and monitoring systems at the new FBI Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) buildings located in Redstone Arsenal, AL. The equipment includes the following: Thermal cameras, video console displays, keyboards, power cords, pole mount adapters, adapters and rack mounts, as per attached parts list file. Shipping: All deliveries under this order shall be FOB destination. Delivery requirements:All items will be shipped to:Federal Bureau of Investigation4940 Fowler RoadRedstone Arsenal, AL 35899 New equipment only, no grey market or refurbished products will be accepted. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The vendor shall extend to the Government full coverage under a normal commercial warranty. Acceptance of the warranty does not waive the Government rights with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. The warranty period shall begin upon final acceptance of all items provided to the Government by the vendor. FAR clauses and provision applicable to this acquisition can be obtained from the website http://www.acqnet.gov Questions: Interested Offerors must submit any questions concerning this solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions may be submitted to the attention of Eliana York at Eliana.york@ic.fbi.gov no later than 5:00 PM EST, 31 August, 2016. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions: FAR 52.211-6 Brand name or Equal (AUG 1999), FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (OCT 2015), FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014). The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (APR 2016). FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, (MAR 2016) will apply: (a); (b); 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.223-18, 52.232-33. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ Addendum to 52.212-1, Modify (b) Submission of Offers to read as follows:Quotes shall be submitted by e-mail to Eliana York, Contracting Officer, at Eliana.york@ic.fbi.gov, no later than 5:00 PM EST, 1 September, 2016. Quotes shall be clearly marked RFQ DJF-16-0700-PR-0010986. Offerors are hereby notified that if quotes are not received by the date, time and location specified in this announcement, they will not be considered. Telephone requests will not be allowed. All offers must be valid for 60 calendar days from the closing date for this solicitation Quotes must include pricing and product description for each line item listed in the attachment. Quotes may be sent via company standard quotation form but must include the following information: Tax ID#, DUNS#, Cage Code #, Point of Contact with e-mail address and telephone information. Evaluation factors: Award will be made to the lowest price, technically acceptable Offeror. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. The FBI is utilizing a new financial system that has a direct interface with SAM. If any current FBI vendor data conflicts with SAM data, the information contained in SAM may override the Bureau current information. The Offeror's information in SAM must be updated and accurate, and shall include Tax ID#, EFT, DUNS#, address and contact information. The EFT banking information on file in SAM will be used to process payment to vendors.

MULTIMEDIA CONTRACTOR

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published August 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 24, 2016
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Synopsis: THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM 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.   This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-089, dated July 14th, 2016. Solicitation No. BBG50-RFQ-16-00028RYD is issued as a Request For QUOTES (RFQ) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. The North American Classification System Code is 711510/812990 This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510/812990 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.   BACKGROUND: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.   The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.   Offeror's minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to:   1) Offeror's Qualifications - The Offeror shall provide their curriculum vitae (CV)/resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English and Creole languages. 2) Experience - The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. 3) Price Quote - Provide a rate per hour   INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Resume and (2) a Price Quote 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal. The Government will award a multiple award Firm-Fixed Blanket Purchase Agreement resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offerors whose proposals conforming to the RFQ shall provide the best value to the Government, based on LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTED. EVALUATION FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS' TECHNICAL AND PRICE QUOTE, THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS' QUOTES:   1) The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the requested deliverables stated herein. 2) A Separate Price Quote showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable.   Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Quotes must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.   The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer shall appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause)   FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3 Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332)   Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral or faxed proposals will not be accepted. Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Rehema Daya by email (rdaya@bbg.gov) or fax (202-382-7846) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on August 18, 2016. Technical Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) document and Price Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) separate document. All proposals must be sent email and must be received before the deadline set forth below. Proposals should be sent to Rehema Daya, rdaya@bbg.gov before August 24th, 2016 at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time.   The Contractor shall submit an invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.   ELECTRONIC INVOICING IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS CONTRACT IPP (Invoice Processing Platform) is the no cost on-line Treasury system being used at BBG for vendor invoicing and is a requirement of all new contract awards. The web address for the IPP billing system is www.ipp.gov. IPP is a very easy to navigate vendor invoicing system that allows you to directly attach invoice support (following format type: .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .rtf, .tif, .tiff, .xls, and .xlsx). Your invoices will directly route to your COR for review and approval and then to the financial system for review and processing. You will be able to view the approval process directly on-line. What do I do now? 1. If you are already enrolled as an IPP user, follow the BBG notification steps below.   2. If you are not enrolled with IPP then go to the web page www.ipp.gov. In the middle of the page along the right there is a Vendors and "enroll now" button. The vendor requirements can be viewed at this link: https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm. Once you are enrolled with IPP follow the instructions below to notify BBG.   BBG notification Email the BBG systems team at cfo-financial-systems-team@bbg.gov that you have enrolled in IPP and they will code you as an IPP vendor in our financial system. In the subject line of the email state, IPP vendor and your company name, see below for an example: "IPP vendor enroll - ABC Company" Once you are coded by the systems team you will receive a BBG vendor notification email and your contracts will be available in IPP for you to begin billing. The email notification will be addressed to the POC your company provided Treasury IPP when you registered.   For assistance in enrolling and receiving your IPP password, Treasury toll free customer service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at 866-973-3131 and their email address is IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov. BBG is unable to register vendors into IPP or provide/reset passwords.  

STIRLITZ MEDIA LEGGER AND DATAMINER SOFTWARE

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts | Published August 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 19, 2016
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The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, (BBG), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 13.5, intends to issue a Solicitation for Fully functional Skyline DataMiner control interface and a Stirlitiz Media Logger for VOA Radio. These commercial items services will be procured in accordance with format of Subpart 13.5 and supplemented with additional information in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation is attached. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 511210. This Synopsis/Solicitation Number BBG50-Q-16-00086 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) that will result in a single award of a Firm Fixed Price Contract using FAR Part 13.5. Item Description Unit U/P Amount01 Stirlitz SLA Option for support: Stirlitz MediaSoftware Maintenance, 128 ch SMLa+OnAir+Backup+SMP 1 YR 02 Skyline DataMiner Maintenance & Support 1 YR 03 OPTION YEAR FOR CLIN 01 1 YR04 OPTION YEAR FOR CLIN 02 1 YR STATEMENT OF WORK The Contractor shall provide all software and services as specified below. Services shall include delivery of software, material and services to VOA headquarters in Washington, DC; provide all inventory control services; and fully warrant all software. BBG/VOA will provide all required Windows servers and workstations hardware and network connectivity for DataMiner, BBG/VOA will provided all required Windows server hardware, MAI audio Interface cards for the servers, Windows workstation, and audio and network connectivity for the Media Logger. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS A. Sklyline Data Miner Functional Requirements: The VOA Radio Master Control-Graphical User Interface will be presented on two MC Operator client PC workstations as a scrolling horizontal timeline with capability to select VOA router destinations to be viewed. The existing VOA Radio Traffic Scheduall scheduling system will be used to send schedules to the DataMiner interface via XML.VOA Radio Traffic will send a advance schedule window to the scheduling interface. Individual schedule event changes can be sent from Scheduall without resending the entire schedule window. The DataMiner interface will execute VOA router switching events based on time of day NTP.   [COMMERCIAL ITEMS]BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORSINTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING BUREAU (BBG/IBB-CON)SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS_________________________________ _______________________________ 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) (a) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. If repair/replacement or reperformance will not correct the defects or is not possible, the Government may seek an equitable price reduction or adequate consideration for acceptance of nonconforming supplies or services. The Government must exercise its post-acceptance rights- (1) Within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) Before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item. (b) Assignment. The Contractor or its assignee may assign its rights to receive payment due as a result of performance of this contract to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727). However, when a third party makes payment (e.g., use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card), the Contractor may not assign its rights to receive payment under this contract. (c) Changes. Changes in the terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties. (d) Disputes. This contract is subject to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, as amended (41 U.S.C. 601-613). Failure of the parties to this contract to reach agreement on any request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or relating to this contract shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any dispute arising under the contract. (e) Definitions. The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. (f) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence such as, acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence. (g) Invoice. (1) The Contractor shall submit an original invoice and three copies (or electronic invoice, if authorized) to the address designated in the contract to receive invoices. An invoice must include- (i) Name and address of the Contractor; (ii) Invoice date and number; (iii) Contract number, contract line item number and, if applicable, the order number; (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered; (v) Shipping number and date of shipment, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on Government bill of lading; (vi) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (vii) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; (viii) Name, title, and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; and (ix) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (x) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision, contract clause (e.g., 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than Central Contractor Registration), or applicable agency procedures. (C) EFT banking information is not required if the Government waived the requirement to pay by EFT. (2) Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR Part 1315. (h) Patent indemnity. The Contractor shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of the performance of this contract, provided the Contractor is reasonably notified of such claims and proceedings. (i) Payment.- (1) Items accepted. Payment shall be made for items accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destinations set forth in this contract. (2) Prompt payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR Part 1315. (3) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (4) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (5) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall- (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the- (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected contract line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6) Interest. (i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in Section 611 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-563), which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, as provided in (i)(6)(v) of this clause, and then at the rate applicable for each six-month period as fixed by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if- (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt within 30 days; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on- (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (j) Risk of loss. Unless the contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss or damage to the supplies provided under this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon: (1) Delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin; or (2) Delivery of the supplies to the Government at the destination specified in the contract, if transportation is f.o.b. destination. (k) Taxes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred which reasonably could have been avoided. (m) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience. (n) Title. Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, title to items furnished under this contract shall pass to the Government upon acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession. (o) Warranty. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract. (p) Limitation of liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the Government for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items. (q) Other compliances. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this contract. (r) Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts. The Contractor agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. 3701, et seq., Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act; 41 U.S.C. 51-58, Anti-Kickback Act of 1986; 41 U.S.C. 265 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. 423 relating to procurement integrity. (s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (1) The schedule of supplies/services. (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, and Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts paragraphs of this clause. (3) The clause at 52.212-5. (4) Addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any license agreements for computer software. (5) Solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation. (6) Other paragraphs of this clause. (7) The Standard Form 1449. (8) Other documents, exhibits, and attachments. (9) The specification. (t) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). (1) Unless exempted by an addendum to this contract, the Contractor is responsible during performance and through final payment of any contract for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the CCR database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the CCR database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the CCR database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the CCR does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (2)(i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, "doing business as" name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in FAR Subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to (A) change the name in the CCR database; (B) comply with the requirements of Subpart 42.12; and (C) agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor must provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (t)(2)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (t)(2)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the CCR information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the CCR record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see Subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the CCR database. Information provided to the Contractor's CCR record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (4) Offerors and Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via CCR accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 1-888-227-2423 or 269-961-5757. (End of clause) Alternate I (Oct 2008). When a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract is contemplated, substitute the following paragraphs (a), (e), (i) and (l) for those in the basic clause. (a) Inspection/Acceptance. (1) The Government has the right to inspect and test all materials furnished and services performed under this contract, to the extent practicable at all places and times, including the period of performance, and in any event before acceptance. The Government may also inspect the plant or plants of the Contractor or any subcontractor engaged in contract performance. The Government will perform inspections and tests in a manner that will not unduly delay the work. (2) If the Government performs inspection or tests on the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor, the Contractor shall furnish and shall require subcontractors to furnish all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safe and convenient performance of these duties. (3) Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the Government will accept or reject services and materials at the place of delivery as promptly as practicable after delivery, and they will be presumed accepted 60 days after the date of delivery, unless accepted earlier. (4) At any time during contract performance, but not later than 6 months (or such other time as may be specified in the contract) after acceptance of the services or materials last delivered under this contract, the Government may require the Contractor to replace or correct services or materials that at time of delivery failed to meet contract requirements. Except as otherwise specified in paragraph (a)(6) of this clause, the cost of replacement or correction shall be determined under paragraph (i) of this clause, but the "hourly rate" for labor hours incurred in the replacement or correction shall be reduced to exclude that portion of the rate attributable to profit. Unless otherwise specified below, the portion of the "hourly rate" attributable to profit shall be 10 percent. The Contractor shall not tender for acceptance materials and services required to be replaced or corrected without disclosing the former requirement for replacement or correction, and, when required, shall disclose the corrective action taken. [Insert portion of labor rate attributable to profit.] (5)(i) If the Contractor fails to proceed with reasonable promptness to perform required replacement or correction, and if the replacement or correction can be performed within the ceiling price (or the ceiling price as increased by the Government), the Government may- (A) By contract or otherwise, perform the replacement or correction, charge to the Contractor any increased cost, or deduct such increased cost from any amounts paid or due under this contract; or (B) Terminate this contract for cause. (ii) Failure to agree to the amount of increased cost to be charged to the Contractor shall be a dispute under the Disputes clause of the contract. (6) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a)(4) and (5) above, the Government may at any time require the Contractor to remedy by correction or replacement, without cost to the Government, any failure by the Contractor to comply with the requirements of this contract, if the failure is due to- (i) Fraud, lack of good faith, or willful misconduct on the part of the Contractor's managerial personnel; or (ii) The conduct of one or more of the Contractor's employees selected or retained by the Contractor after any of the Contractor's managerial personnel has reasonable grounds to believe that the employee is habitually careless or unqualified. (7) This clause applies in the same manner and to the same extent to corrected or replacement materials or services as to materials and services originally delivered under this contract. (8) The Contractor has no obligation or liability under this contract to correct or replace materials and services that at time of delivery do not meet contract requirements, except as provided in this clause or as may be otherwise specified in the contract. (9) Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the Contractor's obligation to correct or replace Government-furnished property shall be governed by the clause pertaining to Government property. (e) Definitions. (1) The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. As used in this clause- (i) Direct materials means those materials that enter directly into the end product, or that are used or consumed directly in connection with the furnishing of the end product or service. (ii) Hourly rate means the rate(s) prescribed in the contract for payment for labor that meets the labor category qualifications of a labor category specified in the contract that are- (A) Performed by the contractor; (B) Performed by the subcontractors; or (C) Transferred between divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the contractor under a common control. (iii) Materials means- (A) Direct materials, including supplies transferred between divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the contractor under a common control; (B) Subcontracts for supplies and incidental services for which there is not a labor category specified in the contract; (C) Other direct costs (e.g., incidental services for which there is not a labor category specified in the contract, travel, computer usage charges, etc.); (D) The following subcontracts for services which are specifically excluded from the hourly rate: [Insert any subcontracts for services to be excluded from the hourly rates prescribed in the schedule.]; and (E) Indirect costs specifically provided for in this clause. (iv) Subcontract means any contract, as defined in FAR Subpart 2.1, entered into with a subcontractor to furnish supplies or services for performance of the prime contract or a subcontract including transfers between divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of a contractor or subcontractor. It includes, but is not limited to, purchase orders, and changes and modifications to purchase orders. (i) Payments. (1) Services accepted. Payment shall be made for services accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destination(s) set forth in this contract. The Government will pay the Contractor as follows upon the submission of commercial invoices approved by the Contracting Officer: (i) Hourly rate. (A) The amounts shall be computed by multiplying the appropriate hourly rates prescribed in the contract by the number of direct labor hours performed. Fractional parts of an hour shall be payable on a prorated basis. (B) The rates shall be paid for all labor performed on the contract that meets the labor qualifications specified in the contract. Labor hours incurred to perform tasks for which labor qualifications were specified in the contract will not be paid to the extent the work is performed by individuals that do not meet the qualifications specified in the contract, unless specifically authorized by the Contracting Officer. (C) Invoices may be submitted once each month (or at more frequent intervals, if approved by the Contracting Officer) to the Contracting Officer or the authorized representative. (D) When requested by the Contracting Officer or the authorized representative, the Contractor shall substantiate invoices (including any subcontractor hours reimbursed at the hourly rate in the schedule) by evidence of actual payment, individual daily job timecards, records that verify the employees meet the qualifications for the labor categories specified in the contract, or other substantiation specified in the contract. (E) Unless the Schedule prescribes otherwise, the hourly rates in the Schedule shall not be varied by virtue of the Contractor having performed work on an overtime basis. (1) If no overtime rates are provided in the Schedule and the Contracting Officer approves overtime work in advance, overtime rates shall be negotiated. (2) Failure to agree upon these overtime rates shall be treated as a dispute under the Disputes clause of this contract. (3) If the Schedule provides rates for overtime, the premium portion of those rates will be reimbursable only to the extent the overtime is approved by the Contracting Officer. (ii) Materials. (A) If the Contractor furnishes materials that meet the definition of a commercial item at FAR 2.101, the price to be paid for such materials shall be the contractor's established catalog or market price, adjusted to reflect the- (1) Quantities being acquired; and (2) Any modifications necessary because of contract requirements. (B) Except as provided for in paragraph (i)(1)(ii)(A) and (D)(2) of this clause, the Government will reimburse the Contractor the actual cost of materials (less any rebates, refunds, or discounts received by the contractor that are identifiable to the contract) provided the Contractor- (1) Has made payments for materials in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement or invoice; or (2) Makes these payments within 30 days of the submission of the Contractor's payment request to the Government and such payment is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement or invoice. (C) To the extent able, the Contractor shall- (1) Obtain materials at the most advantageous prices available with due regard to securing prompt delivery of satisfactory materials; and (2) Give credit to the Government for cash and trade discounts, rebates, scrap, commissions, and other amounts that are identifiable to the contract. (D) Other Costs. Unless listed below, other direct and indirect costs will not be reimbursed. (1) Other Direct Costs. The Government will reimburse the Contractor on the basis of actual cost for the following, provided such costs comply with the requirements in paragraph (i)(1)(ii)(B) of this clause: [Insert each element of other direct costs (e.g., travel, computer usage charges, etc. Insert "None" if no reimbursement for other direct costs will be provided. If this is an indefinite delivery contract, the Contracting Officer may insert "Each order must list separately the elements of other direct charge(s) for that order or, if no reimbursement for other direct costs will be provided, insert ‘None'."] (2) Indirect Costs (Material Handling, Subcontract Administration, etc.). The Government will reimburse the Contractor for indirect costs on a pro-rata basis over the period of contract performance at the following fixed price: [Insert a fixed amount for the indirect costs and payment schedule. Insert "$0" if no fixed price reimbursement for indirect costs will be provided. (If this is an indefinite delivery contract, the Contracting Officer may insert "Each order must list separately the fixed amount for the indirect costs and payment schedule or, if no reimbursement for indirect costs, insert ‘None')."] (2) Total cost. It is estimated that the total cost to the Government for the performance of this contract shall not exceed the ceiling price set forth in the Schedule and the Contractor agrees to use its best efforts to perform the work specified in the Schedule and all obligations under this contract within such ceiling price. If at any time the Contractor has reason to believe that the hourly rate payments and material costs that will accrue in performing this contract in the next succeeding 30 days, if added to all other payments and costs previously accrued, will exceed 85 percent of the ceiling price in the Schedule, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer giving a revised estimate of the total price to the Government for performing this contract with supporting reasons and documentation. If at any time during the performance of this contract, the Contractor has reason to believe that the total price to the Government for performing this contract will be substantially greater or less than the then stated ceiling price, the Contractor shall so notify the Contracting Officer, giving a revised estimate of the total price for performing this contract, with supporting reasons and documentation. If at any time during performance of this contract, the Government has reason to believe that the work to be required in performing this contract will be substantially greater or less than the stated ceiling price, the Contracting Officer will so advise the Contractor, giving the then revised estimate of the total amount of effort to be required under the contract. (3) Ceiling price. The Government will not be obligated to pay the Contractor any amount in excess of the ceiling price in the Schedule, and the Contractor shall not be obligated to continue performance if to do so would exceed the ceiling price set forth in the Schedule, unless and until the Contracting Officer notifies the Contractor in writing that the ceiling price has been increased and specifies in the notice a revised ceiling that shall constitute the ceiling price for performance under this contract. When and to the extent that the ceiling price set forth in the Schedule has been increased, any hours expended and material costs incurred by the Contractor in excess of the ceiling price before the increase shall be allowable to the same extent as if the hours expended and material costs had been incurred after the increase in the ceiling price. (4) Access to records. At any time before final payment under this contract, the Contracting Officer (or authorized representative) will have access to the following (access shall be limited to the listing below unless otherwise agreed to by the Contractor and the Contracting Officer): (i) Records that verify that the employees whose time has been included in any invoice meet the qualifications for the labor categories specified in the contract; (ii) For labor hours (including any subcontractor hours reimbursed at the hourly rate in the schedule), when timecards are required as substantiation for payment- (A) The original timecards (paper-based or electronic); (B) The Contractor's timekeeping procedures; (C) Contractor records that show the distribution of labor between jobs or contracts; and (D) Employees whose time has been included in any invoice for the purpose of verifying that these employees have worked the hours shown on the invoices. (iii) For material and subcontract costs that are reimbursed on the basis of actual cost- (A) Any invoices or subcontract agreements substantiating material costs; and (B) Any documents supporting payment of those invoices. (5) Overpayments/Underpayments. Each payment previously made shall be subject to reduction to the extent of amounts, on preceding invoices, that are found by the Contracting Officer not to have been properly payable and shall also be subject to reduction for overpayments or to increase for underpayments. The Contractor shall promptly pay any such reduction within 30 days unless the parties agree otherwise. The Government within 30 days will pay any such increases, unless the parties agree otherwise. The Contractor's payment will be made by check. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on an invoice payment, the Contractor shall- (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the- (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected contract line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6)(i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury, as provided in section 611 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-563), which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, and then at the rate applicable for each six month period as established by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final Decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if- (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt in a timely manner; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see FAR 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on- (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (viii) Upon receipt and approval of the invoice designated by the Contractor as the "completion invoice" and supporting documentation, and upon compliance by the Contractor with all terms of this contract, any outstanding balances will be paid within 30 days unless the parties agree otherwise. The completion invoice, and supporting documentation, shall be submitted by the Contractor as promptly as practicable following completion of the work under this contract, but in no event later than 1 year (or such longer period as the Contracting Officer may approve in writing) from the date of completion. (7) Release of claims. The Contractor, and each assignee under an assignment entered into under this contract and in effect at the time of final payment under this contract, shall execute and deliver, at the time of and as a condition precedent to final payment under this contract, a release discharging the Government, its officers, agents, and employees of and from all liabilities, obligations, and claims arising out of or under this contract, subject only to the following exceptions. (i) Specified claims in stated amounts, or in estimated amounts if the amounts are not susceptible to exact statement by the Contractor. (ii) Claims, together with reasonable incidental expenses, based upon the liabilities of the Contractor to third parties arising out of performing this contract, that are not known to the Contractor on the date of the execution of the release, and of which the Contractor gives notice in writing to the Contracting Officer not more than 6 years after the date of the release or the date of any notice to the Contractor that the Government is prepared to make final payment, whichever is earlier. (iii) Claims for reimbursement of costs (other than expenses of the Contractor by reason of its indemnification of the Government against patent liability), including reasonable incidental expenses, incurred by the Contractor under the terms of this contract relating to patents. (8) Prompt payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (9) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (10) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date that appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid an amount for direct labor hours (as defined in the Schedule of the contract) determined by multiplying the number of direct labor hours expended before the effective date of termination by the hourly rate(s) in the contract, less any hourly rate payments already made to the Contractor plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system that have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred that reasonably could have been avoided.     Additional Clauses for OF-347 Added by CON: In addition to the Clauses and Provisions contained in the Form IBB-999, Supplemental Terms and Conditions Purchase/Delivery Orders with Individuals, OF-347, the following Clauses are also incorporated in this purchase/delivery order award: (a) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013)i) System for Award Management (SAM) database is the primary Government repository for Contractor information required to conduct business with the Government. Registration is required for award and processing of payments. NOTE: Vendors are required register in the SAM to do business with the government via Internet site https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (b) 52.223-6 Drug Free Workplace (MAY 2001) (c) 52.242-15 Stop-Work Order (AUG 1989) (d) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price (AUG 1987) Alternate III (APR 1984) (e) 52.227-17 Rights in Data-Special Works (DEC 2007) (f) Service Contracts. This acquisition instrument is a "nonpersonal services contract" as that term is defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation at Subpart 37.101. It is, therefore, understood and agreed that the Contractor and/or the Contractor's employee: (1) Shall perform the services specified herein as independent c/ontractors, not as employees of the Government; (2) Shall be responsible for their own management and administration of the work required and bear sole responsibility for complying with any and all technical, schedule, or financial requirements or constraints attendant to the performance of this contract; (3) Shall be free from supervision or control by any Government employee with respect to the manner or method of performance of the services specified; but (4) Shall, pursuant to the Government's right and obligation to inspect, accept, or reject the work, comply with such general direction of the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) or the Alternate Contracting Officer's Representative (ACOR) as is necessary to ensure accomplishment of the contract objective.(g) Government - Contractor Relations (1) The Government and the Contractor understand and agree that the services to be delivered under this contract by the contractor to the Government are non-personal services and the parties recognize and agree that no employer-employee relationship exists or will exist under the contract between the Government and the Contractor's personnel. It is, therefore, in the best interest of the Government to afford both parties a full understanding of their respective obligations. (2) Contractor personnel under this contract shall not:(i) Be placed in a position where they are under the supervision, direction, or evaluation of a Government employee.(ii) Be placed in a position of command, supervision, administration or control over Government personnel, or over personnel of other Contractors under other BBG contracts, or become a part of the Government organization.(iii) Be used in administration or supervision of Government procurement activities.(3) Employee relationship. (i) The services to be performed under this contract do not require the Contractor or his/her personnel to exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Government. Rather the Contractor's personnel will act and exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Contractor.(ii) Rules, regulations, directives, and requirements that are issued by Broadcasting Board of Governors under its responsibility for good order, administration, and security are applicable to all personnel who enter the Government installation or who travel on Government transportation. This is not to be construed or interpreted to establish any degree of Government control that is inconsistent with a non-personal services contract.(4) Inapplicability of employee benefits. This contract does not create an employer-employee relationship. Accordingly, entitlements and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply.(i) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax withholdings.(ii) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.(iii) The Contractor is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits under the Social Security Act, as amended, by virtue of performance of this contract.(iv) The Contractor is not entitled to workman's compensation benefits by virtue of this contract.(v) The entire consideration and benefits to the Contractor for performance of this contract is contained in the provisions for payment under this contract.(5) Notice. It is the Contractor's, as well as, the Government's responsibility to monitor contract activities and notify the Contracting Officer if the Contractor believes that the intent of this clause has been or may be violated.(i) The Contractor should notify the Contracting Officer in writing promptly, within three calendar days from the date of any incident that the Contractor considers to constitute a violation of this clause. The notice should include the date, nature and circumstance of the conduct, the name, function and activity of each Government employee or Contractor official or employee involved or knowledgeable about such conduct, identify any documents or substance of any oral communication involved in the conduct, and the estimate in time by which the Government must respond to this notice to minimize cost, delay or disruption of performance.(ii) The Contracting Officer will promptly, within three calendar days after receipt of notice, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer will either:(a) Confirm that the conduct is in violation and when necessary direct the mode of further performance,(b) Countermand any communication regarded as a violation, (c) Deny that the conduct constitutes a violation and when necessary direct the mode of further performance; or(d) In the event the notice is inadequate to make a decision, advise the Contractor what additional information is required, and establish the date by which it should be furnished by the Contractor and the date thereafter by which the Government will respond. (6) VOA Journalistic Code. The VOA Journalistic Code, attached hereto as Exhibit A, requires that the Agency maintain an appearance of impartiality to ensure the objectivity and credibility of its broadcasts. In order to do so, VOA journalists must be careful about engaging in certain political activities if the sponsoring group(s) or other participants are identified with a particular perspective on a political issue and the journalists' participation might put into question VOA's impartiality. These political activities include, but are not limited to: running for public office; campaigning; demonstrating, or endorsing candidates or legislative initiatives; participating in marches or rallies involving causes related to issues that VOA covers; signing petitions; and serving on government boards or commissions. Contractor hereby understands and agrees that by entering into the Contract, Contractor will adhere to the VOA Journalistic Code, including its requirement of maintaining an appearance of impartiality. Failure to perform according to these standards undermines the quality of the journalistic product and may result in the Agency's rejection of the materials submitted under this Contract, or termination of the Contract for default, or both. (7) Copyright - Contractor herein assigns all copyright to any and all artistic work created under this contract / agreement to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.(8) Trademark - Contractor hereby acknowledges that all trademarks produced in the course of this Contract, as well as any goodwill attributed to those marks, belong to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. If the Agency seeks registration of the marks, Contractor shall provide any and all necessary assistance (absent expenditure of funds) in registering the mark(s). (9) Security Clearance. This contract/agreement/order is subject to the favorable completion of a security background check. In the event it is determined that the contractor will require an identification badge for access to BBG facilities, a background check will be conducted by the BBG Office of Security. A non-favorable report will result in the contractor being denied access to BBG facilities and possible termination of the contract/agreement/order.(10) Standards of Conduct. The contractor (i.e., PSC) shall maintain satisfactory standards of competency, conduct, cleanliness, appropriate dress and integrity. The Contractor shall adhere to standards of conduct that reflect credit on themselves and the United States Government.

Two-Lane, Pre-fabricated Shooting Range

Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service (USSS) | Published August 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 18, 2016
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(JUL 2013) 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items. (OCT 2015)52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. (JUL 2016)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items. (MAY 2015) 52.215-19 Notification of Ownership Changes. (OCT 1997)52.217-5 -- Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990)52.229-3 Federal, State, and Local Taxes. (APR 2003)52.232-11 Extras (APR 1984)52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations. (JUN 2013)52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. (DEC 2013)52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996)52.242-13 Bankruptcy. (JUL 1995) Clauses and Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (SEP 2007)(a) The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance M-05-24 and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201. (b) The Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the subcontractor is required to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility and/or routine access to a Federally-controlled information system. (End of clause) 52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items (OCT 2014)(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:(i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement;(ii) price;(iii) past performance (see FAR 15.304);Award will be based on lowest priced technically acceptable.(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).(c) 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.(End of Provision) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (JUN 2016) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]_X__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (5) [Reserved]___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C)._X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). _X_ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).___ (10) [Reserved]___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.___ (13) [Reserved]_X__ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7._X__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9.___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r))._X__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).___ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m))._X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)._X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126)._X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)._X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246)._X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212)._X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793)._X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212)._X_ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496)._X_ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (36) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O.13693).___ (37) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (38) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13.___ (39) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.___ (40) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).___ (41) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.___ (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).___ (43) 25.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (44) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13696).___ (45) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).___ (46) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (47) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).___ (48) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).___ (49) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).___ (50) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (51) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (52) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).___ (53) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f))._X_ (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (55) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (56) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (57) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).___ (58) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495)___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause) 52.216-1 Type of Contract. (APR 1984) The Government contemplates award of a fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. (End of provision) 52.233-2 Service of Protest. (SEP 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from USSS - Procurement Division, 950 H St NW, Ste 6700, Washington, DC 20223. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. (End of provision) 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):www.arnet.gov/farHomeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR):http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0419.xml (End of clause)3052.209-70 Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates. (JUN 2006) Section 835 of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395, prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from entering into any contract with a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation as defined in this clause, or with any subsidiary of such an entity. The Secretary shall waive the prohibition with respect to any specific contract if the Secretary determines that the waiver is required in the interest of national security. (b) Definitions. As used in this clause: Expanded Affiliated Group means an affiliated group as defined in section 1504(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (without regard to section 1504(b) of such Code), except that section 1504 of such Code shall be applied by substituting `more than 50 percent' for `at least 80 percent' each place it appears. Foreign Incorporated Entity means any entity which is, or but for subsection (b) of section 835 of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395, would be, treated as a foreign corporation for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Inverted Domestic Corporation. A foreign incorporated entity shall be treated as an inverted domestic corporation if, pursuant to a plan (or a series of related transactions) (1) The entity completes the direct or indirect acquisition of substantially all of the properties held directly or indirectly by a domestic corporation or substantially all of the properties constituting a trade or business of a domestic partnership; (2) After the acquisition at least 80 percent of the stock (by vote or value) of the entity is held (i) In the case of an acquisition with respect to a domestic corporation, by former shareholders of the domestic corporation by reason of holding stock in the domestic corporation; or (ii) In the case of an acquisition with respect to a domestic partnership, by former partners of the domestic partnership by reason of holding a capital or profits interest in the domestic partnership; and (3) The expanded affiliated group which after the acquisition includes the entity does not have substantial business activities in the foreign country in which or under the law of which the entity is created or organized when compared to the total business activities of such expanded affiliated group. Person, domestic, and foreign have the meanings given such terms by paragraphs (1), (4), and (5) of section 7701(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, respectively. (c) Special rules. The following definitions and special rules shall apply when determining whether a foreign incorporated entity should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation. (1) Certain Stock Disregarded. For the purpose of treating a foreign incorporated entity as an inverted domestic corporation these shall not be taken into account in determining ownership: (i) Stock held by members of the expanded affiliated group which includes the foreign incorporated entity; or (ii) stock of such entity which is sold in a public offering related to the acquisition described in subsection (b)(1) of Section 835 of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395(b)(1). (2) Plan Deemed In Certain Cases. If a foreign incorporated entity acquires directly or indirectly substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation or partnership during the 4-year period beginning on the date which is 2 years before the ownership requirements of subsection (b)(2) are met, such actions shall be treated as pursuant to a plan. (3) Certain Transfers Disregarded. The transfer of properties or liabilities (including by contribution or distribution) shall be disregarded if such transfers are part of a plan a principal purpose of which is to avoid the purposes of this section. (d) Special Rule for Related Partnerships. For purposes of applying section 835(b) of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395(b) to the acquisition of a domestic partnership, except as provided in regulations, all domestic partnerships which are under common control (within the meaning of section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) shall be treated as a partnership. (e) Treatment of Certain Rights. (1) Certain rights shall be treated as stocks to the extent necessary to reflect the present value of all equitable interests incident to the transaction, as follows: (i) warrants; (ii) options; (iii) contracts to acquire stock; (iv) convertible debt instruments; and (v) others similar interests. (2) Rights labeled as stocks shall not be treated as stocks whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so to reflect the present value of the transaction or to disregard transactions whose recognition would defeat the purpose of Section 835. (f) Disclosure. The offeror under this solicitation represents that (Check one): __ it is not a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.104-70 through 3009.104-73; __ it is a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.104-70 through 3009.104-73, but it has submitted a request for waiver pursuant to 3009.104-74, which has not been denied; or __ it is a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.104-70 through 3009.104-73, but it plans to submit a request for waiver pursuant to 3009.104-74. (g) A copy of the approved waiver, if a waiver has already been granted, or the waiver request, if a waiver has been applied for, shall be attached to the bid or proposal. (End of provision) 3052.242-72 Contracting officer's technical representative. (DEC 2003) (a) The Contracting Officer may designate Government personnel to act as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) to perform functions under the contract such as review or inspection and acceptance of supplies, services, including construction, and other functions of a technical nature. The Contracting Officer will provide a written notice of such designation to the Contractor within five working days after contract award or for construction, not less than five working days prior to giving the contractor the notice to proceed. The designation letter will set forth the authorities and limitations of the COTR under the contract. (b) The Contracting Officer cannot authorize the COTR or any other representative to sign documents, such as contracts, contract modifications, etc., that require the signature of the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) USSS 3052.204-90 Unauthorized Use of the U.S. Secret Service Name In accordance with 18 U.S.C. 709, any contractor, except with the written permission of the Director of the U.S. Secret Service, who knowingly uses the words "Secret Service", "Secret Service Uniformed Division", "U.S.S.S.", "U.D." or any colorable imitation or such words or initials, in connection with or as a part of any advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, other production, product or item, in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, product, or item, is approved, endorsed, or authorized by or by associated in any manner with, the U.S. Secret Service or the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division shall be punishable as follows: a corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or other business entity, by a fine under this title; an officer or member thereof participating or knowingly acquiescing in such violation or any individual violating this section, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. (End of clause) ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) Award will be made to the offeror that provides the lowest price technically acceptable proposal to the Government. In order to be technically acceptable, offerors shall provide a unit price for the two (2) Lane modular, pre-fabricated shooting range for weapons and ammunition testing in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW). The offeror providing the lowest price technically acceptable proposal meeting the requirements in the Statement of Work (SOW)) and all specifications contained within will be awarded a single, firm fixed-price contract as a result of this solicitation. Delivery is required one hundred and twenty days (120) after award. All responses shall be submitted via email to david.kelley@usss.dhs.gov by 18 August 2016 1000 EST. Any other type of submission of responses shall not be accepted. Reference the solicitation number in your email. The proposal submitted shall include the following: I. PriceII. TechnicalIII. Past Performance I. PRICE The government anticipates award of a firm fixed price contract as a result of this solicitation. Offerors must submit a full price quotation for the base period. Offerors are encouraged to provide discounts if possible. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for the line item. In order to be technically acceptable, offerors shall provide a unit price the contract line item: Two (2) Lane modular, pre-fabricated shooting range for weapons and ammunition testing in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW) The offeror shall use the attached price template to show the breakdown of the total price. Labor rates and categories shall be shown in addition to any other and indirect costs to support the total price. The price proposal will be evaluated to determine if it reflects a clear understanding of the solicitation requirements and specifications. The offeror shall not make the excel worksheet read only. II. TECHNICAL Capability: The offeror shall demonstrate understanding of the requirements listed in the SOW, as well as knowledge of the services to be provided through technical capability documentation. The offeror shall provide sufficient technical documentation supporting their ability to provide all of the specifications listed in the Statement of Work. III. PAST PERFORMANCE The evaluation process will be based on the Past Performance information obtained from the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). Acceptable or unacceptable ratings will be assigned based on the information retrieved from PPIRS. PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILTY: In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.1, the Contracting Officer shall award contracts only to a responsible offeror. No purchase or award shall be made unless the contracting officer makes an affirmative determination of responsibility. To be determined responsible, a prospective contractor must have adequate financial resources to perform the contract, or the ability to obtain them. The Contracting Officer shall require acceptable evidence of the prospective contractor's current sound financial status, as well as the ability to obtain required resources if the need arises. Pursuant to FAR 9.104-4, the Contracting Officer reserves the right to request adequate evidence of responsibility on the part of any prospective contractor/subcontractor(s). In the absence of information clearly indicating that the prospective contractor is responsible, the Contracting Officer shall make a determination of non-responsibility. As a minimum requirement, all offerors shall submit, as part of the original proposal, the following:(1) Company's Financial Statement which includes Balance Sheet and Income Statement; and(2) Point of contact form their bank or any financial institution with which they transact business. Attachments I. Statement of WorkII. Price Template  

Armor Integration - Design/Engineer and Produce

Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service (USSS) | Published June 28, 2016  -  Deadline July 8, 2016
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The Government intends to award a competitive firm fixed priced type contract for development of a design for the integration of specific armor materials, installation of operational equipment, and inclusion of other items, into the Chevrolet HD Suburban in accordance with government provided specifications. This solicitation will incorporate the fabrication of a prototype vehicle and include options for providing base vehicles and fabricating additional test vehicles. The Government anticipates awarding a competitive commercial firm-fixed price contract with a period of performance of a Base Year with two (2) one (1) year options. This contract will be classified SECRET. Contract award is projected for 30 September 2016. Award will be made based on best value/trade off to the government. This solicitation is total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 336211 and the small business size standard is 1,000 employees. Technical Evaluations will be performed in two phases, as follows: In Phase I of this solicitation, all interested offerors shall submit general business information, capabilities statement, past performance and their DSS Cage Code to the Government demonstrating that they are capable of meeting the security requirements listed below. Only offerors that meet these clearance requirements and provide an acceptable capability statement will be provided with the classified statement of work. If the offeror satisfies Phase I requirements, the offeror may obtain the classified statement of work and the Phase II solicitation. The offeror's Phase II proposal shall include detailed technical and price information. The offerors that provide documentation showing that they meet all evaluation factors under Phase I will proceed to Phase II. The Phase I evaluation factors for this submission are the following: Factor I: General Business Information/Representations and Certifications Please provide the following information: 1. Name, title, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the point of contact. 2. Offeror's official company name and nine-digit DUNS. The DUNS is used to verify that the vendor is in System For Award Management (SAM). By submitting a proposal, the Offeror acknowledges the Government requirement to be registered in the SAM database prior to award of any contract. Information about SAM may be found at: http://www.governmentcontractregistration.com. Registration can all be accomplished by dialing 1-800-985-7658 for System for Award Management (SAM) Registration (formerly CCR Registration & ORCA certification). 3. Nine-digit TIN. The Taxpayer Identification Number is necessary for electronic payment. 4. CAGE Code. 5. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. If you have completed the annual representations and certifications electronically through ORCA at http://orca.bpn.gov, then provide a statement as such and it will be verified. Factor II: Technical Capabilities Statement: The offeror shall provide a capability statement based on the objective stated (armor integration design and armored vehicle production) demonstrating knowledge, experience, and resources to perform the required activities. The capability statement shall not exceed 10 typed pages. Experience with law enforcement agencies is highly preferred. Factor III: Past Performance Past Performance will be evaluated for purposes of ensuring that the contractor can perform this contract. If an offeror is rated as “high risk” for past performance, the offeror will be eliminated from the competitive range as that offeror will not be technically acceptable. Each performance risk assessment of the areas listed above will consider the quantity and severity of problems, the effectiveness of corrective actions taken and the overall work record. The offeror shall also provide their past achievements, awards, and experience with other government agencies providing like programs, and how many years’ experience in similar programs. Problems not addressed by the offeror will be considered to still exist. However, the degree to which the offeror can demonstrate that it has successfully provided program support will be given a higher rating. Under this factor, the USSS will evaluate how well an offeror performed similar work with other government agencies or companies. The assessment of performance risk is not intended to be an analysis of an offeror’s performance on a list of contracts, but rather the product of subjective judgment of the evaluators after it considers all available, relevant and recent information. The Government will conduct a past performance evaluation based upon the relevant past performance of the offeror and any subcontractors as it relates to the probability of successful accomplishment of the work required by the RFP. The contractor shall submit at least three references for past performance. The contractor shall also provide at least three past performance references for any proposed subcontractors that will perform significant portions of the effort. The government reserves the right to pull relevant past performance information from PPIRS for evaluating past performance. The Offeror will be required to submit the following information, in regards to past performance for at least three (3) references: Name of Company/Agency Point of Contacts from the company/agency with telephone numbers and email addresses Address of Company/Agency Contract Number Dollar Amount Brief description of work performed Period of Performance NOTICE: Past Performance questionnaire (Attachment 1) is to be provided to the contract specialist NO LATER than the closing date for Phase I of the solicitation. It is the offerors responsibility to ensure that these documents are forwarded to contract specialist, Danielle Donaldson by email: Danielle.donaldson@usss.dhs.gov. Factor IV: Security Clearance The offeror shall possess a DSS issued Secret Facility Clearance (FCL), or a DSS issued Interim Secret FCL, with Secret Safeguarding approval. If the offeror does not possess these clearance requirements, they will not be provided the classified statement of work, until these clearance requirements are obtained and verified by the government. An offeror that does not possess the appropriate FCL, but meets all Technical requirements for Step I, may be sponsored for an FCL at the government's discretion. An Automated Information System (AIS) accredited by DSS to process classified information up to the Secret level will be required for contract performance. In addition, the offeror will be required to have a DSS approved Secret closed area with the capacity to allow for the required personnel to manage, assemble and hold a minimum of 2 completed vehicles classified at the Secret level. Portions of the project have a NOFORN caveat requirement. As such, offerors will be limited to domestic companies with an appropriate workforce to perform the required activities. The offeror shall list in detail their security clearances (i.e. facility, storage, AIS, and the level of security clearance for personnel). Offerors shall pass all four factors in Phase I in order to proceed to Phase II. NOTE: Only offerors that meet these clearance requirements and provide an acceptable capability statement will be provided with the classified Statement of Objectives. Phase II: All offerors that met the factors in Phase I will receive the Statement of Objectives and proceed to Phase II: Factor I Technical Subfactors: 1. Design and Engineering Approach 2. Production Approach 3. Key personnel Factor II Pricing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Factor I: Technical Factor, weighted higher: The Design/Engineering and Production Approach sub-factors are of more importance than Key Personnel: A. Design and Engineering Approach: The offeror shall provide their technical development plan to meet requirements of the Government statement of objectives. Offeror shall provide a technical overview of the proposed armor integration approach to ensure SOO requirements are met, along with detailing the offeror’s experience in performing such activities. Offerors will be evaluated on the technical approach and timing in meeting or exceeding the specifications. A higher rating will be given to best technical approach that meets or exceeds the Government protection and vehicle operational specifications. B. Production Approach: The offeror shall provide details of production capabilities, experience, and fabrication plan to meet the requirements of the Government statement of objectives. Offerors will be evaluated on production capability, experience, and proposed timing in meeting or exceeding specification requirements. A higher rating will be given to the technical approach that provides the best assurance of timely product delivery and demonstrates a high likelihood of producing an armored vehicle representative of the developed integration design and in compliance with the SOO. C. Key Personnel: The offeror shall provide brief resumes for all key personnel. Key personnel are required to have a Secret Clearance. Anticipated Key Personnel are contractor’s program manager/principal investigator and other technical experts. Resumes will be evaluated based on work experience with developing, designing, integrating, evaluating, and producing armored vehicles, with emphasis placed on experience in civilian passenger armored vehicles. Factor II: Pricing Proposed pricing will be evaluated for reasonableness. Each offeror’s price proposal will be evaluated to determine if it is consistent with the offeror’s technical approach and reflects a clear understanding of the solicitation requirements. Inconsistencies between the Technical and Price proposals may be assessed as proposal risk under the Technical evaluation. The offeror shall provide a price break down to design and produce one (1) vehicle. Additionally the contractor shall provide the total price of the entire requirement with a price breakdown that includes labor, material, profit, overhead, and any other price factors. Design/Engineering and Production Approach sub-factors under technical are of equal importance, and more importance than Key Personnel. Technical is more important than Past Performance. When combined, the non-price factors are of greater importance than price. The award will be made to the responsible Offeror whose proposal is determined to best meet the needs of the Government after consideration of all factors, that is, the proposal that provides the best value to the Government. Best value is defined as the offer that results in the most advantageous acquisition decision for the Government as determined by an integrated assessment and trade-off analysis among non-price and price factors. The Government may award any resulting contract to other than the lowest priced Offeror, or other than the Offeror with the highest non-price rating if the determination is made that that is the best value. The Phase II proposal submitted shall include the following: I. Technical 1. Design and Engineering Approach 2. Production Approach 3. Key personnel II. Pricing (Excel format preferred) III. Financial Statements or any documentation to prove financial capability and responsibility for example Company’s Financial Statement which includes Balance Sheet and Income Statement; and Point of contact from their bank or any financial institution with which they transact business OR a memo documenting financial responsiblity IV. Completed SF 1449 which includes filling in all clauses that are required to be filled by the Offeror (FAR 52.212-3 and FAR 52.219-1) V. DUNS # and Cage Code, TIN#, Bank information (name, address, account #, savings or checking, routing #) VI. Information for “information other than cost and pricing data” under FAR Clause 52.215-20 VII. Scheduling: The offeror shall provide a schedule/timeline showing the work breakdown structure for the full contract performance period (award to completion). The schedule shall list estimated timing to produce each vehicle for final delivery Submission Date for Phase 1: Offerors shall email their Phase I submissions by no later than July 8, 2016 at 1000 hours (Eastern). Offerors will be notified of Phase I results by approximately July 18, 2016. Release Date for Phase II: The solicitation is expected to be released by July 26, 2016 2016. The Phase II proposal is expected to be due August 29, 2016 @ 1000 hours. (Eastern) The preceding information must be submitted to Contract Specialist Danielle Donaldson via email to danielle.donaldson@usss.dhs.gov.

NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB): Replacement of Submarine Broadcast Control Authority (BCA) Communications Equipment

Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security | Published June 28, 2016  -  Deadline July 5, 2016
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The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) intends to issue an Ivitation for Bid (IFB) to provide enhanced broadcast communications between Submarine Operating Authorities (SUBOPAUTH) and submarines at sea delivering reliable and flexible communications within the NATO operational Area of Responsibility (AOR) with a 365, 24/7 availability. Potential U.S. prime contractors must 1) be pre-approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB) and 2) be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government. The contractor will replace the Broadcast Control Authority (BCA) hardware and software portion of the NATO Very Low Frequency Minimum Shift Keying (VLF MSK) broadcast system with modern and upgradeable equipment. The replacement BCA must be interoperable with the Broadcast Control Station (BCS) and current STANAG 5030 crypto equipment. The successful bid will be that bid that is the lowest price and technically compliant in accordance with the evaluation criteria. It is planned to place a single contract for the entire scope of work. No partial bidding shall be allowed. The reference for the IFB is IFB-CO-14311-BCA and all correspondence concerning the IFB should reference this number. SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS Please see the attachment. BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO BID NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list, however, the firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. Firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis. The NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA. U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/nato-related-business-opportunities The application and supporting documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments. If, when submitting the application, your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project, please include the following in the text of your email: - the title and/or solicitation number of the project- the name/phone/FAX/email of the point of contact for the bid documents After approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will then know to follow up by issuing a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) for that project. NATO member governments use a DOE to nominate an approved firm to the bidders list for a particular NATO ICB project. IMPORTANT DATES: - Request from DOC that a DOE be issued (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit the completed one-time NATO ICB application): 05 July 2016- IFB issued (target): beginning of Q3 2016 - Bid Closing (target) : TBD - Contract Award (target): Q4 2016

USPSC - OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. | Published July 1, 2016  -  Deadline July 18, 2016
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Request for Personal Services Contractor USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Position Title: Country Representative - Cameroon Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-16-000039Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $87,263 - $113,444Issuance Date: July 1, 2016Closing Date: July 18, 2016Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Dear Prospective Applicants: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Country Representative under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 60 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to: Office of Transition Initiatives 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20045 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to: OTI Recruitment Team Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455 E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Website: www.OTIjobs.net Sincerely, Cristina Sylvia Contracting Officer ATTACHMENT 1 Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Country Representative - Cameroon I. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-16-000039 2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 1, 2016 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 18, 2016 5:00 pm Eastern Time 4. POSITION TITLE: Country Representative 5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-14 equivalent level, non-locality pay ($87,263 - $113,444 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the GS- XX equivalent level based upon the selected candidate's salary history, qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, and educational background as reported on AID-302-3. For selected candidates whose salary has been established on a Federal pay scale (i.e. General Schedule) or its equivalent, the base salary (not including locality pay) of their grade/step will be the basis of the salary negotiation. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with four one-year option periods. START DATE: Within 45 days of receiving notification that required security and medical clearances have been obtained. 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Cameroon 8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret 9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation. To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. There are several benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see Section VI of this solicitation. For more information about OTI and its country programs please see: http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiatives INTRODUCTION In line with U.S. foreign policy objectives, the USAID/OTI Cameroon program will work to decrease the impacts of Boko Haram/Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) in northern Cameroon. Boko Haram/ISWAP threatens to further destabilize the Sahel, West and Central Africa regions, and its links with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) pose a great threat for ungoverned spaces in the region. Recent security gains against Boko Haram/ISWAP are encouraging, but the social fabric in northern Cameroon has been severely strained due to the conflict. USAID/OTI's Cameroon program would help to bolster local efforts to strengthen community cohesion and to further undermine Boko Haram/ISWAP's ability to recruit and operate in Cameroon. The program will work closely with other USAID/OTI programs in the region to better connect U.S. Government efforts along the Diffa-Maiduguri-Maroua corridor. The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Africa Team Leader based in DC. The Country Representative's principal responsibility will be the strategy development, design, oversight and management of OTI's Cameroon program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI's mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, local government officials, and local beneficiaries. This post is an senior management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The Country Representative should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantee and contractor/USAID relationships. The candidate should be able to communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and international organization officials. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including stabilization, counterinsurgency, community-driven development, elections, subnational governance, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. A strong working knowledge of French is a requirement for this position. Willingness to work alongside military colleagues (both U.S. and non-U.S.) is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. Experience in remote project management is highly desirable, as this position is Yaoundé-based yet will be overseeing a localized program in the Extreme North of Cameroon (Maroua). CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The work of the Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI. Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Africa or his/her designee, the Country Representative - Cameroon will perform the following duties: • Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy and local civil society officials, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. When necessary, refine strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in country, linked to neighboring country programs where appropriate; • As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews; • Communicate and coordinate in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, the U.S. Embassy, and other donor organizations, and regional OTI programs, where appropriate; • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff, providing regular feedback; • Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact; • Manage and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI's implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees), ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI's program objectives and are within the partner's scope; • Provide recommendations to the Washington-based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on the implementing partner's performance, budget, and appropriateness of scope in achieving OTI's country objectives, presenting modifications thereto; • Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract in accordance with USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS); • Ensure that OTI programs and activities are monitored and evaluated, and that lessons learned feed into ongoing or future activities; • Analyze and report on current political developments, security concerns, and other pertinent information required to achieve OTI's program objectives; • Ensure appropriate resource allocation among OTI field offices and implementing partners; • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations; • Serve as OTI's primary liaison with USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs; • Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, contingency and evacuation plans; • Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation; • Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to the in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the United Nations or host government; • Prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and quarterly reports to the U.S. Embassy, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate; • Supervise staff in conjunction with the Regional Team Leader (e.g. Deputy Country Representative, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests; • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor to ensure successful OTI program implementation. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:The Country Representative - Cameroon will be supervised by the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Africa or his/her designee as part of OTI's Field Programs Division. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to actively and proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:The supervisor will provide administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee will independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work assignments. The employee's work will be considered technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant change, and will be reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on the overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective. 10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While in Cameroon, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. However, the position also requires travel throughout Cameroon, which may involve some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds). WORK ENVIRONMENT:While in Cameroon, the work is primarily performed in an office setting. However, the position also requires travel throughout Cameroon, which may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions. 11. POINT OF CONTACT: OTI Recruitment Team529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20045Telephone Number: (202) 836-7455E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.gov II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying") At a minimum, the applicant must have: (1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in stabilization, community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis. (3) Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition or conflict; (4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, training, and guiding staff); (5) Demonstrated experience operating in a professional setting using French. SELECTION FACTORS:(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)• Applicant is a U.S. Citizen;• Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements;• Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted; • Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship);• Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance;• Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. A USAID Secret level security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position. NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded. NOTE: The selected must obtain Department of State medical clearance within four months after offer acceptance. If medical clearance is not obtained within this period, the offer may be rescinded. Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded. III. EVALUATION FACTORS EVALUATION FACTORS:(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.) Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. Factor #1 Demonstrated experience in the management of political transition and/or community cohesion programs in high-visibility, high-pressure environments. Factor #2 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S. Government agencies, other donors, international organizations, and U.S. and non-U.S. military counterparts. Factor #3 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including overseeing and monitoring a non-federal organization implementing an assistance activity under a federal contract, grant or cooperative agreement, and interaction with local beneficiaries. BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points:Factor #1 - 20Factor #2 - 20Factor #3 - 20Total Possible - 60 Points Interview Performance - 40 points Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned) Total Possible Points: 100 The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. IV. APPLYING Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 11. Qualified applicants are required to submit: 1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship. Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration. 2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored. NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 60 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the solicitation number in the application submission. Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu. DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20045Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.gov Please note in your document submittal where you heard about this position. NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT All individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number. For general information about DUNS Numbers and SAM, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management.https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html or www.sam.gov. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES Once the CO informs the successful applicant about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful applicant instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms. Forms outlined below can found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/ 1. Federal Employment Application (AID-302-3).2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306).3. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561). 4. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: 1. BENEFITS: (a) Employer's FICA Contribution(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)(e) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation(f) Annual & Sick Leave 2. ALLOWANCES:Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas) (a) Post Differential Chapter 500 and Tables in Chapter 900.(b) Living Quarters Allowance Section 130.(c) Temporary Lodging Allowance Section 120.(d) Post Allowance Section 220.(e) Supplemental Post Allowance Section 230.(f) Payments During Evacuation Section 600.(g) Education Allowance Section 270.(h) Separate Maintenance Allowance Section 260.(i) Danger Pay Allowance Section 650.(j) Education Travel Section 280. VII. TAXES USPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and Medicare VIII. ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDS) AND CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBS) PERTAINING TO PSCs AAPDs and CIBs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which AAPDs and CIBs apply to this contract. AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY General Provision 28, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY(OCTOBER 2006) (a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs. (b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES." (c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision). (d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met: (1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad; (2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and (3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition. (e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs. (f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism. (g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider. (h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent. (i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s).